Posts Tagged ‘The Lady Contractor’


Which road will you choose?

Do you prefer a life that’s average, sweeping you along with the tide OR would you rather be in control of your destiny, choosing to live with joy and erasing negative thinking so you can move forward?

Alexandra Whiteside, aka the Motivation Muse, wants to share with you the keys to living a joy-based life.
On March 31st, you’ll learn how to lay the foundation for positive change. 

The Joy Paradigm:  How to Create and Maintain a Joy-Based Life

In this entertaining and enlightening hour loaded with audience participation, you will:

  • Learn the key factors in laying the groundwork for your joy-based life
  • Identify your personal roadblocks to experiencing joy
  • Create strategies to blast past roadblocks and maintain joy
  • Take action to de-stress and enrich your life


Thursday, March 31, 2011

6:45 p.m. to 8:00p.m.


$29.00 Early Bird Online Pricing (click here to sign up online)

Discount codes: 
College students with a valid student ID may use the code Student to receive $10 off the ticket price.  Please bring your student ID to show at the door.

Business Spotlight Network members may use their code for a $4 discount.

Couples can register (any two people – if you don’t have a spouse, bring a friend or other family member!) for $50 – that’s $25 per person.  No code needed at checkout.


Beach Ford (3rd floor conference room)

2717 Virginia Beach Blvd

Virginia Beach, VA  23452

*  Use the parking lot behind the church on Mustang Drive, not in dealership parking low (front or rear)


About the Organizers:

Alexandra Whiteside* – Presenter

I‘m Alexandra Whiteside, CPC,  and I am a motivational speaker and certified professional life coach. I  specialize in professional and personal enrichment coaching.  I have 25 years’ experience in business administration and sales, including 13 years as CEO of an interior design/general contracting firm. I know all about stress and feeling overwhelmed by work and life in general. More importantly, I have learned the “secrets” to gaining control and living with joy and abundance. Through my group presentations and individual coaching, I want to share those secrets so you, too, can be empowered, balanced, and in charge of your day and your destiny!  Be sure to check out my blog at:

*For clients of Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, you may know that Alexandra is Dr. Miele’s daughter. 

Karen Clements – Event Organizer


Karen Clements is an innovative professional with extensive experience in event management, event planning specialization: developes, coordinates & manages meetings, workshops, seminars, networking events, socials, and corporate events. Bachelor’s Degree – DeVry University in Technical Management, concentration of Hospitality Management.


About the Host: – Beach Ford


Thank you for your support and allowing us to bring our training to your facility.

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The Monster Under the Bridge, waiting to be discovered.

     Confession time: I don’t own a dog.
I have plenty of cats, a bird, and a fish, but no dog. So I don’t really know what it’s like to go hiking through a park with a canine companion.
I have seen others do it, so I know the experience runs the gamut from strolling with a pet that seems unaware of any other park visitors, all the way to having one’s arm yanked out of the socket as the dog tries to chase every person, pet, and butterfly it sees.
I’ve often thought it would be nice if state parks featured dog rentals, so that folks like me could have a little company on the trail while the lucky pooches get some exercise and meet new people. Controversial? You decide.

If you’re lucky enough to own a dog and you enjoy walking your dog through the local parks, but the trails always feel the same to you, it may be time to take a closer look and discover the secrets you’ve been strolling past all these years.
It’s time to discover geocaching.

Go to and register for a free account (go ahead and pay for a premium version if you’d like.)

The cutest cache ever!

Type in the zip code of the park you’ll be visiting and search for caches hidden there.
Load the coordinates into your handheld GPS unit (I use a Garmin Nuvi 200) and head out in search of your treasure.
Be sure to bring some dollar-store toys along to exchange with an item from the cache. I use Happy Rocks, bought on a trip to Shenandoah last summer, and Happy Magnets that I made using round magnets and happy face stickers.
When you find the cache, sign the log and update the website so others will know of your success.

You may be wondering if your dog will be any help – any help at all – in locating the caches. Well…it’s doubtful, unless the cache contains a T-bone steak (unlikely.)
The point is, you’re out having fun, exercising with your dog and seeing the park in a whole new way.  Enjoy!


My sister (aka The Lady Contractor) and I team up to look for caches, and we’ve had success at Waller Mill Park in Williamsburg and Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield.

Can't find it on the ground? Try looking up.

Also look for caches hidden in First Landing State Park, York River State Park, and Chippokes Plantation.  Happy hunting!       ~~  Jen

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     Remember to pick up your copy of Blessed Lifestyle magazine on your next visit to our clinic.  The magazine features an article on The Lady Contractor aka Dr. Miele’s daughter Alexandra.  Alexandra works at our office on Saturdays, in order to give Karen a day off. 

     Don’t be shy about asking Alexandra to tell you about her company.  She is a Class A Contractor and Interior Designer – she can do it all.  Find her link on the right-hand side of this blog.  Look for The Lady Contractor.

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