Hi, My name is Pamela Bussi.
I am a photographer, writer, and skin care educator. I love mornings with drinking coffee, listening to the birds or watching the snow fall, a glowing wood stove, small homes, reading and movies. Hiking, walking, skiing, and outdoor music concerts.
There once was a time that belief in myself was limited. I believed what others said, how they treated me and my insecurities. I struggled finding my worth and a career that fit me. I would take the first offer and struggle until there as such disappointment. I never thought I could – I couldn’t define success. I always wanted more. I wanted the end results, but had no idea how to get to the result. I didn’t want to offend others, I wanted to be liked.
I found the value of others believing in me – I found a group of people that took me as I was and guided and offered counsel that lifted me up. I now believe in myself at level that has never existed. I know what I want and what I do not want. I know my passions, talents, gifts and what success looks like.
Fear of myself and others has been my greatest lesson. Believe in yourself and allow those that believe in you into your circle. Negative talk about yourself or others does no good. Be positive and see the best in others. Want the best for others.
Design yourself a simple life
Simplicity was my upbringing and culture. If you don’t have money to buy it, don’t buy it. Simplicity to me has meant a small home, food that sustains and nothing fancy, clothing that is versatile and enough clothing for two weeks. My closet has never been full and my fridge is usually half empty.
My life is not hectic and my daily schedule is being open to time with friends, a phone call or conversation with those that cross my path.
I found that being thankful is a gift. I am thankful for my parents, their training and how they live their life. My work ethic comes from my parents that were farmers and ranchers in northern Montana. Family has always been important.
I am grateful for my son and his success and living life his way. My soulmate, husband that I was blessed with late in life after two failed marriages. I work from home in a field that was foreign to me until I sat and listened to successful women that understand the internet, sales and working from home.
I have found time with family and friends to be the most treasures in my life. I make decisions based on relationships.
Simplicity has helped me find peace and be comfortable with my life. I have removed clutter and distractions from my life. Unnecessary things are removed from my life whether in my home, my closet or my pantry. Prioritizing my time and making plans, dreaming and discovering myself more.
Eliminating debt, saving for large purchases and travel with friends and family.
Fill your plate with less, make fewer decisions, have less, create more relationships.
What would life look like if your breath was slower, your feet lighter, your health, energy and excitement.
Why would an Infectious Disease Doctor working 90+ hour weeks, making rounds at 8 hospitals, who was also a mother, and a wife to a Physician, ever start her own RF biz??
Why would a Financial Services Representative who had great benefits, quarterly bonuses, awesome hours, who loved her job and customers, start her RF journey after just having her first child?
And what would a wife, mother, and former college athlete who loved the culture of an athletic team and building coaching others to success and personal bests, see in Rodan + Fields?
All 3 of these ladies are successful leaders in our company & they’re empowering thousands to fulfill their callings, passions and purpose! And I’m doing the same! The universe has brought an incredible group of women together. This group of passionate, supportive, smart, savvy, determined women have changed my life!!!
Challenging myself and bringing joy to others and energy for myself.
Education and learning on the go. People are so incredible and love discovering.
Who knew you could kayak on the ocean. Cultures and learning new customs and meeting new people.
Getting out of the rut. Seeing life from a different perspective. Appreciating my life and people in my life. When I return home, I have a new appreciation and love for my life.
Bringing my family with me, making memories and meeting new people. With social media, new friendships, more memories and new places to visit.
Spending 2-3 days at a destination with family and friends creates deeper relationships.
Reducing burnout at work or in life. Reducing stress, seeing life from a new perspective and unhappiness. Fewer distractions and challenging of your skills. Trying to escape your problems versus addressing your problems. Recharge and recognize. See life from a new perspective. Figure out your “WHY” in life.
Most of my days are spent with people, on the computer or busy doing things. Being an extrovert, I enjoy being with people, surrounded by people, sounds and stimulation. I have realized that in order to keep my energy high, I need quiet time. I need to detach. I have chosen to start my days in quiet, peace and solitude.
Quiet time, solitude and silence is so important. I meditate, pray and focus on a daily bible reading. It is a time to get to know myself and empower my day with a WORD. Get to know yourself and enjoy yourself, feel whole with yourself. Know our powers and passions.
I fight for my time in the morning. My mind is busy and excited for the day Ready to check my Facebook, Instagram, Em ail and on and on…… Sometimes I make myself sit on the toilet for 20 minutes. Just me, my pen, bible and journal. No phone or computer, No radio or television. Don’t focus on your day, struggles or plans. Quiet your mind and focus, this is why I read a scripture – my mind can focus on a positive word for the day. Reflect rather than actions.
I was reminded of contrasts the other day when I saw a large fifth wheel trailer pulling a mini car. The colors blended, but the sizes made me stop and of course take a photo. As a photographer I love to find contrasts. Marketing uses contrasts to draw the potential customers eyes to a product.
Bright colors and non-bright colors create an attraction. Light and dark draws your eyes to the image. Color can create alerts for safety. Color can separate for filing purposes. Post-it notes that want attention can be bright colors. Tape can be bright colors for alerts. Decorating can have dark and light colors together to attract the eye to a certain piece of furniture.
Interior decorators use colors; light and dark to create contrasts to design.
Writers use contrasts in novels, creating characters.
By definition is:
NOUN – the state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in opposition or close association. Unlikeness. Different forms, lines, colors creating a more dynamic expression. Difference between light and dark in photography. Brightness ratio in television image. Sounds.
VERB – differ strikingly, to show unlikeness or differences, opposite.
I believe it is possible to change your mindset. Start slow and be intentional. As I get older, my thoughts and mindset are more important.
Knowledge, awareness, habits are part of lifestyle
Losing weight, stop smoking or drinking, drugs, and the list goes on. When the mind besides to stop or change – there will be a change.
The mind can be trained by see things in a new way
10 ways to change your Mindset:
1- Find positive friends – fire those friends that are not lifting you up and excited for you. Women sometimes don’t like other women that are pretty, successful and on top of their game. Join groups online or become a part of groups and events in your area.
2- What thoughts are dragging you down – where do you find yourself frustrated, what angers you, when do you raise your voice, when do you use the “F” bomb. Journal on this topic for 5 days and come up with a list of things that bring negativity to your thoughts or words.
3- Turn off the news – start your day with a positive word, reading the bible or meditating. Find others ways to get your news. Ask if you really need to read the news every day. What is the reason you watch the news.
4- Give back – find ways to give back to your community, families in your neighborhood, relatives and friends. Become a server, a servant, someone who thinks of others before themselves.
5-The cup is half full – when situations arise, see the positive and start to eliminate negative thoughts.
6-Think about tomorrow – write out your goals for tomorrow, the week, the month, the year, 5 years, 10 years. Where do you see yourself in a month, year, 5 years, 10 years. What is on your bucket list.
7- Healthy lifestyle – what does a healthy lifestyle look like. Less smoking or drinking, eating healthier, losing weight, smile more, exercise, getting better sleep, having more energy. List out your definition of a healthy lifestyle.
8- Get in touch with old friends – have you lost track of friends that were there for you when life was challenging. Rekindle some friendships. Make an effort to call or write a friend once a week.
9- Start your day off on the right foot – how do you start your day. Find positive words, scripture reading, exercise, meditation first thing in the morning, if only for 5 minutes. Make your day intentional with a positive word.
10- Track your success – make a chart of the changes you want to see and mark off your accomplishments, forget about how unsuccessful you are, only keep track of your successes. If you have a day with no successes, not an issue, chart tomorrow. Make a vision board and write on your vision board daily. Come up with something that will work for you and keep track of where you want to be and the journey to becoming who you want to become.
Enjoy the journey! This is not a race!
Moving is complicated for those moving as well as those staying behind. Friendships are created and then it feels like they are partially broken when a move takes place. Farewells and change is an inevitable part of life.
This relationship of leaving and separation starts at a young age. Think about putting little ones to bed, there is a separation in the home, bedroom walls, saying good night. Then a babysitter comes into play, preschool and school, overnight stays and weekend trips.
Acknowledging the emotion and the feelings that go with a move is important. Take the time to grieve.
Good byes happen in adult life with moving, divorce, children leaving for college, children moving out of the house, marriage and the list goes on. Somehow when a move for health takes place there seems to be more of a heart tug. Some places have better health care and more to offer a person with health concerns.
My friend Daniel had a stroke two years ago and has lost his speech and has mobility challenges. Living in the mountains of Montana there is limited healthcare, limited therapists and weather concerns, like winter 9 months of the year. We say in Montana there are two seasons; winter and road construction. Moving to Florida is the answer with family and friends in the area, more medical facilities, therapists and weather that is conducive to being outside on a regular basis, more than just 3-4 months a year without snow and cold weather.
Clara is a women with such strength and moving to Florida will be a breath of fresh air – forget the snow and the difficulties of mountain weather, lack of health care and therapists. Clara will awaken a new spirit when the dust settles and life gets back to a normal pace with regular habits and daily activities.
The transition and anticipation of packing, moving, children involved, apprehension of the decision, friends saying the craziest things, others expectations cause much anxiety. Get through the BS of making a move, what others think and getting on with life. Keep in mind that life will get easier with time. Get through the move and the emotions.
For now let the grief of life’s changes settle and take the time to breath and consider the impact that friends have on your life. Make another friend today and embrace the changes and impact we have on others.
AMP UP YOUR SKINCARE RESULTS
Rodan + Fields AMP MD System Combines a Clinically Proven Micro-Exfoliating Roller with a Retinol/Peptide Serum For Visible Benefits
A Whole New Approach
With the introduction of the Rodan + Fields patent-pending AMP MD System, Stanford-trained dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields provide a powerful solution to address the visible signs of aging. Designed to work synergistically with the REDEFINE Regimen to provide optimum anti-aging results, this unique system pairs new AMP MD, a clinically proven micro-exfoliating roller based on tools used by dermatologists, with the potent retinal and peptide complex of Night Renewing Serum.
Bringing the Dermatologist to the Home, Yet Again
“For most ingredients, optimal bio-availability presents a huge challenge because by design our outermost skin layer is conditioned to keep things out,” said Dr. Rodan. “In our dermatology offices, Dr. Fields and I use devices to enhance delivery of key anti-aging ingredients. With AMP MD we have taken our office-based technology and developed a powerful at-home, medically proven tool that anyone can safely and easily use to enhance the results multi-fold.”
The Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen is a four-product, daily system that layers potent doses of dermatology-proven active cosmetics to combat the visible signs of skin aging from various angles. The AMP MD System was designed to be used at night and followed by REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum to fortify skin’s barrier while you sleep. In the morning complexion appears visibly smooth, supple and resilient. Used together, the AMP MD System and the REDEFINE Regimen, support the natural processes essential to, visibly firming skin and reducing the appearance of lines, pores and loss of firmness. The result: visibly radiant, luminous, younger looking skin.
“We think of the AMP MD System as our secret tool, that we are now able to share with everyone,” said Dr. Fields. “I’ve been using the roller every night and I absolutely love how it has changed my skin. I see better texture, tone and color within days of use. In fact, it’s the best at-home tool I’ve ever used. It’s a painless, elegant solution that delivers visible results to skin.”
“We like to think about your skin the way we think about a dusty table,” says Dr. Rodan. “A table covered in dust is dull and drab, just like skin that is covered in a layer of old, dead cells. When you use a duster to clear away the table, it looks great.
After 8 weeks of REDEFINE Regimen and AMP MD System use, participants in an independent clinical study achieved the following results:
Rodan + Fields AMP MD 4 piece system: Suggested Retail Price: $200 (2 month supply)
Night Renewing Serum: Packaged in a single use capsule, this serum contains a potent, proprietary blend of peptides and retinol that work overnight to refresh skin for a visibly firm, smooth, younger-looking complexion. Peptides reduce the appearance of wrinkles and increase visible skin firmness. Retinol enhances cell turnover to improve skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores.
AMP MD Purification Tablets & Cleansing Vial: This 2 month supply of purifying tablets, along with the Cleansing Vial, sterilize and optimize the efficiency of the AMP MD roller. Twice weekly, fill Cleansing Vial with very warm (not hot) water. Drop one Purification Tablet into water and immediately immerse AMP MD in sterilizing solution for 15 minutes. Water will instantly turn blue to let you know the tablet is working. When blue color fades, remove AMP MD and follow with a splash of rubbing alcohol. Allow to dry thoroughly.
An AMP MD System Replenishment Pack that contains a 2 month supply of the Night Renewing Serum Capsules along with a 2 month supply of the Purification Tablets is available for $107. (The Replenishment Pack does not contain the re-useable AMP MD Roller or Cleansing Vial.)
For best results, use the AMP MD System at least three nights per week, after you’ve cleansed and toned with the REDEFINE Regimen. Increase to nightly use as tolerated. With gentle pressure, roll the AMP MD over entire face and neck, 4-10 times, changing directions with each pass. After rolling, apply a Night Renewing Serum Capsule and follow with Overnight Restorative Cream to help fortify the skin’s protective barrier and replenish reserves overnight. AMP MD is not recommended for sensitive skin.
Rodan + Fields, at the forefront of clinical skin care, merges effective over-the-counter medicines with active cosmetics to provide real and visible results. Committed to bringing dermatology to the home, the brand offers solutions for everyday skin issues targeting them with dedicated regimens designed to take the guesswork out of skin treatment. Each regimen uses a step-by-step system called Multi-Med Therapy that addresses all aspects of a skin condition.
So let’s make sure we are free all day for the eclipse – that is the way the conversation started. I really just wanted to stay put, stay home, 97% is good. My husband said, “97% is not good, 100% is good”.
So the adventure begins. Now to decide where to go to get 100%. We decided to go to Driggs, Idaho which is a favorite place of ours. We have a magical place on the way to Grand Targee. A small little pull off; hay field in the forefront, a farm house in the back ground with the Teton Mountains as a back drop.
We started at 5 am Monday, August 21, 2017. We were given advice to fill up our vehicle with fuel and take along food; as fuel and food could have a limited supply. They was projecting 150,000 converging on this small area in Idaho.
We drove from Big Sky, Montana to Island Park, Tetonia, and then into the Driggs, Idaho area. The closer we got to Grand Targee the more signs we saw for parking and camping. Parking was anywhere from $10-$50 and camping was upwards of $150 per night. We heard of people renting their homes out in the area for $1200 per night. Just before entering Driggs we headed up to Grand Targee and immediately found lots of people.
Driggs, Idaho is magical, for the scenery and landscape. I am a farm and ranch girl from northern Montana and late August is the season for harvesting the crops. As we hit the top of the hill before Driggs and ready to descend into the area, we stop. We stop and breath. There is farm land, crops as far as the eye can see. Patchwork with golden crops, rotational fields awaiting next years crops and alfalfa. For this farm kid, this sight is impressed in my mind as beauty. Now smell the alfalfa being cut and baled and the crops being cut, combines and trucks in the fields.
It took us about 3 hours to get to the Grand Targee area. Fortunate for us, we found our magical spot with ease. 12 of our best friends, that we have never met before also were at this spot. We set up house – cooler, chairs, blankets, and camera gear. Our dog is along for the family event, Bert is her name, short for Bertha, a rescue griffon mix, 8 year old dog that goes and does everything with us. Sun screen is applied and comments made about how hot it is and not bringing umbrellas or some type of shelter. No shelter in the pasture, a couple of trees that provide some shade. Oh, did I mention that I have a skin care business, sun and no sun screen was my life as a farm kid, so repair of my skin is now my challenge, lucky for me I found a great company. My husband is a photographer, this adds a whole new dimension to traveling. Now you get the picture of a van filled with camera gear – couple of camera bodies, lenses, camera bags and tripods.
Setting up and comparing camera gear with those we now are calling family is the beginning of our experience. Sharing beverages and food. Everyone is watching the time and when 10:30 am arrives, the anticipation has built to an epic level. Some people have seen a eclipse before and are giving educational tips and what to expect. I do remember going through an eclipse as a child and seeing the eclipse through a shoe box we built in school. People are sharing where they are from in the US, and what brought them to the area. One of those we befriended is a singer song writer from Utah, Mary Kaye, a western music artist. They were on their way home from Lewistown, Montana, swinging 6 hours out of their way to see Mother Nature put on a show.
The movement of the moon begins. For awhile before the eclipse we were questioning; where is the moon. With the moon moving ever so slowly across the sun, NASA eclipse glasses on, we watch with wonder as the moon begins to move over the sun. When the moon gets 3/4 of the way over the sun – now things are getting interesting. A quiet comes over and becomes so quiet it is very noticeable. The birds begin to move and chirp more. Then a rooster begins to crow as more and more light is covered. Now it is getting cool, not wait it is not cool, it is cold and the temperature has dropped about 25 degrees. When the eclipse is 100% there is a sunrise 360 degrees that lights up the entire horizon with the sky a pitch black. Putting on the eclipse glasses there is nothing, completely black. I was caught off guard with the emotion and tears that begin to run down peoples faces, cheering all around us, the mountains are reverberating with cheers for Mother Nature. The hillside and mountain area is filled with people. Some people are trying to photograph, others are standing still and others are trying to video the whole experience. As the moon moves, shadows and light changes are taking place. Warmth is returning and brightness comes back so quickly. More and
more sun is coming out, now it is hot again. Once the eclipse is over and we know more and more sun is coming out, we disband, leaving our new found friends, pack up and start our trek home.
Packed up and ready to leave, the traffic is noticeably heavy. As we leave the Driggs, Idaho area and enter Island Park, traffic comes to a complete stop. Zero miles an hour, completely stopped and vehicles are in the road for as far as you can see. Instead of sitting in the road, we pull off and empty our bladders behind a tree that has obviously been used by others. We set up our tent and get out the chairs, food and beverages and have a picnic along the side the road. Cars pull off, other people use the tree and get back in traffic. People are running along side to get some exercise and get out of their vehicles to stretch. A car from California pulls up and 3 young men get out and come over to visit, we share beverages and talk about the fact they are trying to get back home, Los Angeles, California. We make introductions and find out that one of the young men is an artist in Los Angeles and we talk for some time about the eclipse experience. Finding words is
difficult. Ultimately it is like trying to tell someone what salt tastes like. You cannot explain the taste of salt, it has to be personally experienced and that is the same with an eclipse, there are not words, you need to experience it personally.
After about an hour we got back in traffic and then it become apparent that there were personnel in the road directing traffic, which was coming from all directions and there could be 150, 000 in the area.
We did make it home and have a had an incredible eclipse experience and am so glad we went to 100% eclipse. Thanks to my husband, Paul Bussi, who has adventure in his bones.
- Blogger – Definitely the next best thing to WordPress.
- Tumblr – Half social network, half blog. Interesting, and simple to use.
Come up with a domain name. Your domain name needs to represent the focus of your website; I used Blue Host for my domain name and hosting of my website.
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