Search

LivingLovingLauderdale

There is no wrong way to do it!

Why A Thought, Can Enhance Weight-loss?

Written by Samantha Cooper, M.Ed, M.S.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com

As an educator I recently attended a skill development training seminar and while there the facilitators mentioned that to reach your students one must change one’s stagnant mindset.  I realized that this can be applied to weight-loss and bodybuilding goals as well.

Overall, what I took from this is the way we think can dictate our day and our success rate. I have heard this so many times, but I embraced it during that seminar. It made sense and it has proven to be completely accurate.

After the Thanksgiving feast and disappointment of continuous weight gain one may realize that something must be done, or this weight cannot stay here.

54ead6c10d391_-_thanksgiving-elegant-food-1114-xln

Surgery and or weight loss temporary shots may not be an option.  It’s truly important to know what formula for your own success consist of and what your best options are.

I know that in the past my formula for success is eating chicken and veggies and less rice, less dairy, less unhealthy snacks and more fat burning activities along with weekly tracking of weight and body fat.

Before I start I must get my mind right. The why, the for whom and how long needs to come into a clear understanding for me physically to be on board.  So, get your mind right!

It all starts with how we think. Believing is what makes it work. Manifesting and acting on that belief is what gets the results. It is true that if you believe it, you can achieve it with hard work.

My Journey is a work in progress and the mini results thus far are inspiring.  My weight goes up and down and when it goes up it’s because I have abandoned the formula for success and have stopped physically acting on the belief that it works.

So, I say to you and to my future self. Keep believing and doing what you need to do to be a better you.  Because every effort has a result so make it a good one! Onward!

 Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed., M.S. Ed.

If you though

t this blog was helpful feel free to subscribe, share on social media!

Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed., M.S.Ed.

http://sammcooper.com

Advertisements

10 Reasons Why You Should Buy My Earrings.

Written by Samantha Cooper, M.Ed, M.S.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com

I love fun and authentic styled earrings and while avoiding a very important test I should be preparing for I had a thought that I wanted to try. We all know that you won’t truly know if you will succeed unless you actually try to achieve it. I crafted these awesome cycling earrings! They were so much fun to craft.

I’m a cyclist and I always attend bike fest like cyclefest, 4g , E100, Piggy’s Revenge, Fat Tire Fest at Santos and Alifia. Many of these events have really cool bike swag and crafts. I think my crafts would be perfect there as it would be something I would buy if it wasn’t mine. The great thing about creating is that if no one buys my pieces I get to rock it!

Here are 10 reasons why YOU should buy my cycling inspired bottle cap earrings.

img_1103.png

1. They are so cute.

2. They go with your favorite pair of your best jeans.

3. You get to express you passion for cycling via your style.

4. They are a perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite cyclista .

5. There is a perfect pair for roadie,MTB, gravel and Fixie riders.

6. Buying a pair is cheaper than some bike services.

7. My earrings are lighter than your bike!

8. You get to put visual bike magic on your face.

9. It’s a perfect price point! Cha ching so get two pairs.

10. It’s my birthday gift that you get to keep! Scorpio!!

Hey, I have to get back to my goals so get a pair. Share a picture of how you rock it with hashtag on instagram #sammcooperart as I would love to know!

Onward!

Feel free to follow me and shop:

Etsy Shop: http://Etsy.com/Shop/DesignsbySammCooper

Main Site- https://sammcooper.com/shop

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/DesignsbySammCooper

Instagram:

https://instagram.com/DesignsBySammCooper

Twitter:

https://www.twitter.com/Sammcooperart

Why I Ride?

Written by

Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed., M.S.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com

_fpfbhvpfDt33cibjdAYKH20Mmi1rKwgdFYwIMh-2pI-1536x2048   My friends and family see the pictures of my bike excursions. They see the aftermath of an epic ride that only showcases the smiles and the thumbs up.  I used to think I only ride for the pictures and to catch a good shot of my awesome bike leaning on a nice background to share with the world.  That was the number one thing, I had 900 selfie pictures of my bike and I.  It’s not why I ride. I don’t ride my bike for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snap-chat.

I have been to many places and I can’t share them all and it’s not what I would like to keep up with. I ride for me and It’s all about “me” when I’m on those endurance rides.  I ride because my bike offers self-reflection and inspires my self-motivation. I ride because when it is hard I can I always find something harder to compare it too to get me through a ride.  I ride because slowing down doesn’t make the mosquito’s stop biting me any faster. I ride because there are no short cuts that involve not getting eaten by alligators.  I ride because life is all about the journey and the destination is temporary.  I ride because it is my social and my private time.

I ride because I enjoy the torture, the challenge and the result of hard work. The adrenalin of a drop or the sadness of being dropped and coming back stronger.  I ride because I am addicted to endurance challenges. I ride solo, group, MTB, Gravel and Urban style and I do it with a smile unless there is a hill or bridge to climb.

I ride because I ENJOY it.  Why do you ride?

Written by

Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed., M.S.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com

ARE YOU LIVING THAT “SPOKE LIFE”?

Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com                                                                                                                                           

Hey Art lovers! Thanks for being a part of the Designs by SC Family. In my absence I have been creating and shredding the MTB Trails, riding road rides and gravel endurance races and creating.

My love for life and cycling runs pretty deep. Check out the Miami Bike Scene Hyperlink that will keep you informed with all of the rides in your area. It’s only normal that my new collection is inspired by cycling. I introduce to you my first edition of an official apparel line called the “Spoke Life Collection”.

My designs are embedded with bike abstracts that inspire thought. Spokes are part of a bike tire that provide support for a tire. Some cyclist around the world are always pretty helpful and supportive on rides.

     South Florida’s Cycling community is super supportive. “Spoke Life” in my opinion is having fun with your friends who are supportive when you get a flat or simple say “hey get on your bike”. Spoke life is all about focusing on improving you and enjoying the journey! Be in the know.

     Get yours as soon as possible. I will be posting my first spoke Life abstract t shirt on my Shop at Http://sammcooper.com in few days. I have a limited edition of women’s fitted 30 shirts.S,M,L,XL, (US SIZES) (Awesome cut). Get yours when it drops! Every edition will be slightly different. Here is a sneak peak! Price-$19.99Spoke Life Design by SC 2016.jpg

As always be sure to check out MASS District Artwalk

The MASS District Art-walk occurs alongside the FAT  Village Arts District & Flagler Art-walk events.  Come hungry as food trucks will be parked near each event. o check out their event page for details about the event!

For more information check out the Mass District Facebook or

Contact Ed Burnette Executive Director of M.A.S.S. Email: create@massdistrictco

Phone: 954-866-3890

Now that you know, get out there and go!

If you thought this blog was helpful feel free to subscribe, share on social media!

Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://Sammcooper.com

WORDS WITH SAMM COOPER: Who Is Ed Burnette?

Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com

Cooperwrites29@yahoo.com

As an artist in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida the connections one makes are a lifeline. In South Florida the grass roots efforts make a difference in ones success. Ed Burnette is part of a board that provides those clear go to points that allows an artist access and awareness to events. As the Executive Director on MASS District Board he along with board members help merge community beautification through art awareness. Not only is he an advocate of the arts but an active participant. On September 26th at 6 pm during Mass District Art-walk he will be hosting his first solo show called “Amor” Click here for event details.  Join me on my one on one Q & A style interview with Ed Burnette. 

WHO IS ED BURNETTE?

SAMM COOPER: Why should people in Broward support the arts now more than ever?

ED BURNETTE Executive Director MASS District

ED BURNETTE: The reason people should support the arts is because the arts are changing not only the the look of neighborhoods but the arts/artist are taking drugs and crime infested neighborhoods and giving them value by pushing out the bad elements.

Take MASS as an example just 2 years ago it was a dope spot. Prostitutes used to hang out on our corners, now their gone! Property values have gone up in our neighborhoods and the overall quality of living is better all due to the arts. So in short supporting the arts supports positive change in our growing city and county.

SAMM COOPER: Why is now the perfect time in Broward to showcase your solo art show called “Amor”?

ED BURNETTE: Now is a perfect time because I have been very active in the arts in soflo over the last year via #MASS Usually I’m promoting Mass other artist and other businesses. But this time I figured I would reintroduce myself to the public as a visual artist especially while I have everyone’s attention. It’s also an emotional time for me because I really didn’t know why I was in South Florida I was wanting to leave but my gut feeling was to stay.

When we created MASS and I found myself in the middle of one of the coolest strongest and positive art movements, I knew why I was supposed to be here. It made sense, I didn’t study art, I didn’t I plan on being an artist or even executive director of an art district. All of my past experience in business and life all culminating for this moment in time.

It just feels right and I’m very grateful that the universe chose me to be one of the driving forces behind Mass, as it is revitalizing our neighborhood its growing and will also be around long after I’m gone and that just puts tears in my eyes!

SAMM COOPER: I noticed you have a nickname of “Burnizee” and you sign your artwork with that name. What is the significance of the name “Burnizee”? 

ED BURNETTE:  The manifestation of a “Burnizee” is a really cool story. I ran a sales company for a long while and I had a team of people selling art reproductions for me. But since my suppliers were not supplying me with the kind of art that I needed for South Florida, I decided to create it. I created bright abstracts and my sales team would alert me every time one was sold with a text. The text would say, “Hey man I just sold all the Burnizee’s to one guy!”.  The name Burnizee Is a take on my last name Burnette, like if I were to call you Coops or Cooperilla! 

SAMM COOPER: What is your number one inspiration when creating your Burnizee’s?

ED BURNETTE: My main inspiration when creating my art is decor. I love walking into buildings and offices or homes that have really awesome art. When I’m creating a piece I’m imagining the environment that it would be in. What space it would look best in and I go from there. Usually, I know what colors I’m going to use but each design is usually an experiment.

SAMM COOPER:  When people check out the “Amor” Art Show what is one thing that should be left on their minds?

ED BURNETTE: I just want people to know that even though its an art show. The art is just a reason for us to come together to share this moment. As humans we all search for love of some sort, but in 2008 I looked in the mirror and realized that everything I was ever looking for was right in front of me. 

So I set out on a quest, a journey to become the best me I could ever be. My journey has allowed me to have many great moments, and I have received lots of love from a lots of people, to many to count. But I have sacrificed a great deal to do so! But if you asked me why, why do you do what you do? Its simple, “Love”! I learned from a few wise men, that in order to be truly successful you must help others be successful.

To help someone do well or push them in the right direction and know that you had something to do with it in some way shape or form, truly makes me happy! I absolutely LOVE that feeling, that’s something that no one can ever take from you!

SAMM COOPER: Thank-you for your time. Thank you for paying it forward in my journey! Where can we find you online?

ED BURNETTE:  You can find me here and thank-you Samm Cooper Burnizee Art Page  Art Attack Gallery   MASS DISTRICT ART WALK 

807 NE 4th Ave A
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: 954.866.3890
Email: 
Web: 

Now that you know, get out there and go!

If you thought this blog was helpful feel free to subscribe, share on social media!

Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://Sammcooper.com

Art and About in Ft. Lauderdale(September) #MASSWORLDTOUR

Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com

Cooperwrites29@yahoo.com

Do you know what time it is? It’s time to go on tour with Mass District during art-walk. Come join MASS District World Tour and meet all the various artist, check out the new artist galleries  and even find that special original craft. There is unity in diversity so be a part of the Broward artist movement and come check out art on a massive scale during M.A.S.S. (Music & Arts South of Sunrise) District Art-walk during this month’s #MASSWORLDTOUR themed event!

Mass District art-walk is a special event, but now more than ever. MASS Districts very own Executive Director Ed Burnette is showcasing his original artwork “burnizees”  at his solo show called “Amor”. If you are lucky you will leave with a “Burnizee”!   Ed Burnette is always showing love to artist and it is time to return that love. Ed Burnette’s show is located at the heart of MASS District: ART ATTACK GALLERY, 807 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Check the “Amor” show event page for more details.  Starts at 6 pm! CLICK HERE for a one on one interview with Ed Burnette.

Here are a few artist to be on the look out for and where their art is located during  #Massdistrict Art-walk:

The MASS District Art-walk occurs alongside the FAT  Village Arts District & Flagler Art-walk events.  Come hungry as food trucks will be parked near each event. Brunos Food Truck

 Click here to check out their event page for details about the event!

For more information check out the Mass District Facebook or

Contact Ed Burnette Executive Director of M.A.S.S. Email: create@massdistrictco

Phone: 954-866-3890

Now that you know, get out there and go!

If you thought this blog was helpful feel free to subscribe, share on social media!

Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://Sammcooper.com

Would You Trust The Monkey?

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed,

Cooperwrites29@yahoo.com

Http://sammcooper.com

Shoppi10906387_346223032234491_2445526141890138299_nng is a pleasure that never gets old.  While the items newness fades good quality and how that purchase made you feel remains. One thing that should remain with you is Monkey Business.  To some shopping is no monkey business and in this case your shopping should be all about Monkey Business!

     Monkey Business is a men’s and women’s apparel company.  Their designs are inspired from the purest places on earth and 11391538_403852253156778_2913332424451331379_nnature.  I had the pleasure of meeting the CEO and Founder  Daniel Franco  who  had a really cool print of a deer on his shirt. His career change from corporate america to his love for nature has allowed him to trust the monkey and reach for his dream through his clothing company.

     One of the great things about Monkey Business is the connection with people and nature. On their site they are running a nature contest that allows people to submit pictures  that may very well inspire a future design.  If you would like to submit your video and or pictures click here. The sales posted on their blog site is a great way to get some original designer shirts within your budget. Be sure to check them out and join their newsletter.

Instagram: http://instagram.com/trust_da_monkey/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Trust_Da_Monkey.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrustDaMonkey

Website: http://www.trustdamonkey.com/

Now that you know, get out there and go!

If you thought this blog was helpful feel free to subscribe, share on social media!

Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://sammcooper.com

 

Art and About in Ft. Lauderdale #Muralize! (July)

Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com

Cooperwrites29@yahoo.com

There is a beautiful transformation going around the city. People are creating and coming together on a massive scale.  Come check out art on a massive scale during M.A.S.S. (Music & Arts South of Sunrise) District Art-walk during this month’s #muralize themed event! Jump into #muralize zone and let this block transform you. Check out the murals and talk to the artists directly. 10592630_1511102885842237_6901393457520376921_nYou might just find that special piece! Below you will find some information about the murals and the artist behind them, the walking and shuttle map.

This is another opportunity to support local artist in Ft. Lauderdale and you can do just that on On July 25th, 6pm to midnight at Art Attack (807 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida). Check out artist Renda Writer, and yours truly Samantha “Samm” Cooper showcasing Designs by Samm Cooper,  Anthony Pepe,  Ms. WenderfulTatiana Cast ,Sarafima Sokolov, Vivian Orozco, SantosGonzalez  http://www.creationsbysantos.com, Diana Escamilla ,Erika Fletes ,Dotty LaneKris Mcdermott and more!

The party doesn’t stop so be sure at midnight to stop by Shade Post Warehouse Galleries (16 NW 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, T   /  954-874-4160)  for the after party!10404511_476845779120208_4320647490714483565_n

The after party will be at Shade Post Galleries where there is also free parking and a shuttle service.

The MASS District Artwalk occurs alongside the FATVillage Arts DistrictArtwalk & Flagler Artwalk events.  Come hungry as food trucks will be parked near each event.

 Click here to check out their event page for details about the event!

For more information check out the Mass District Facebook or

Contact Ed Burnette Executive Director of M.A.S.S. Email: create@massdistrictco

Phone: 954-866-3890

Now that you know, get out there and go!

If you thought this blog was helpful feel free to subscribe, share on social media!

Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://Sammcooper.com

Art and About in Fort Lauderdale! (June)

Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com

Cooperwrites29@yahoo.com

If you had the chance to check out my friend and outstanding artist Young James art show last week on June 13 “CONCENTRIC CIRCLES -The Art of Young Jamesat Jump the Shark Studios,  then you are definitely going to want to check this out!

This is another 10476399_10205866174627617_2287254640673928306_nopportunity to  support local artist in Ft. Lauderdale and you can do just that on June 24th and on the 27thOn June 24th stop by Shade Post Warehouse Galleries(16 NW 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, T   / 10404511_476845779120208_4320647490714483565_n 954-874-4160 ).

Shade Post is hosting Summer Sessions in the Shade, enjoy live music by Empress Addi & Rara Rock, Kobe J and Jason Kurt. Art by Noah Jones, Anthony Pepe, Renda Writer, Ms. Wenderful and yours truly Samantha “Samm” Cooper showcasing Designs by Samm Cooper, Spoken Word and Poetry by Rachel Finley, Kobe J, Anthony Pepe and Ms. Wenderful!

Doors open at 8:00 pm – $5.00 More artists, musician and poets are currently being added.

 Click here to check out their event page for details about the event! 11391161_1662321640667568_8612844531533004704_n

                              On June 27thThe art walk is starting at 8pm at Mass District

807 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

You will find the following artist like myself showcasing their artwork:

 Samm Cooper FB: Designs by Samm 11391468_1662806150619117_1083111930260787109_nCooper,Tatiana Cast ,Sarafima Sokolov, Vivian Orozco, Santos Gonzalez  http://www.creationsbysantos.com, Diana Escamilla ,Erika Fletes ,Dotty LaneKris Mcdermott  

There will also be a car show during this months art walk. Below is a walking map for your convenience.

The after party will be at Shade Post Galleries where there is also free parking and a shuttle service.

For more information check out the Mass District Facebook or email them at- Mass.ftl@gmail.com

 

11535809_1512768749008984_729902456762256165_n

Flyer Credit: (Top left-Young James) Rush Flyers

Now that you know, get out there and go!

If you thought this blog was helpful feel free to subscribe, share on social media!

Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://Sammcooper.com

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑