Monday, June 27

Posted: Updated: Job Fair today featuring over 2,200 Phoenix jobs at the Hilton Phoenix Airport has partnered up with some of Phoenix's top companies to bring you the Greater Phoenix Job Fair today at the Hilton Phoenix Airport (2435 South 47. St., Phoenix, AZ 85034). Over 2,200 jobs will be available. The job fair will be open to all job seekers from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. A good portion of the featured companies will be hiring on the spot. Bring plenty of resumes and dress to interview. Attendance is free for job seekers. Job seekers are encouraged to arrive early to beat the crowd and can RSVP for free online at (or direct

Featured Companies Include: State Farm, Chase, Dun & Bradstreet, Oscar Health, G/O Digital, Cyracom, Canyon State Institute, Nevada Department of Public Safety, Arvato, Marc Community Resources, Fry's Food Stores, iQor, Arizona Department of Health Services, Wells Fargo, Optum RX, Valley Life, Discount Cab, Maricopa Corporate College, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Convergys, Career Connectors, ADT, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Answer 1, Make A Wish,, ITT Tech and many more.

Congressman Ruben Gallego will host Veterans employment fair in Phoenix

The Office of Congressman Ruben Gallego will host a two-day Veteran Employment Event, open to everyone who is serving or who has served in the armed forces.

On Monday, June 27th, attendees can receive resume prep instruction and interview skills instruction. Employers' human resources staff will assist with job-matching, online applications and interview scheduling.

On Wednesday, June 29th, employers will conduct on-the-spot interviews and on-the spot hiring. 

Veterans Employment Event
Monday, June 27, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. & Wednesday, June 29, 1 p.m.  4 p.m.
Maricopa Skill Center,
245 E Buckeye Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85034

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

Motivation Monday: Joe's Mobile Gym

For this Motivation Monday we check out a totally unique style of fitness where the workout trainer and club come to you! No more excuses about not having enough time or not being able to get to the gym...especially when the gym is on wheels and can park right in front of your house. It's called Joe's Mobile Gym, where you can get one-on-one training or group, bootcamp style training right inside his mobile unit. 
This fitness studio/mobile trailer is well-equipped and convenient, and no matter what fitness level, from novice to elite, they've got you covered.
Phone (480) 233-3583

Shark Week at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

The Wildlife World Zoo is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park.
For more information on all the zoo's exciting attractions and events, call 623-935-WILD or check out their website  

Stress: Its Impact on Your Health; How to Avoid It and Manage It


  •     Personal life events or world events (loss of loved ones/work demands; mass shootings/terrorist activity or threats)
  •     24-hour news cycle can contribute to general feelings of fear and anxiety about your personal safety as well as your family's
  •     Knowledge of recurring national tragedies can lead to anxiety and emotional fatigue
  •     Traumatic events and experiences can lead to severe stress or PTSD (military service, domestic violence, rape, surviving a mass shooting, etc.)

Results of Stress

  •     Poor health behaviors smoking, drug use
  •     Asthma exacerbations
  •     Heart disease and chest pain
  •     Pain 
  •     Headaches
  •     Sleep disturbance
  •     Worsening of diabetes symptoms
  •     Poor immune function

Management of stress

  •     Avoid triggers
  •     Education and understanding of what you can control
  •     Social support
  •     Exercise
  •     Guided imagery/meditation
  •     Muscle relaxation exercises/massage
  •     Cognitive behavioral therapy (talk therapy)
  •     Acupuncture
  •     Medications

Helpful Tools

Central Phoenix Obstetrics and Gynecology
926 East McDowell Road, #134, Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 288-0777                                                                                                                                                    

"Get Up and Grow!™ Together Tour" Visits Phoenix June 25-July 2, 2016

It turns out the Diamondbacks aren't the only local Phoenix team working toward a common goal this summer.  There are also families, clubs, companies and congregations all across Phoenix that are looking for ways to eat and live healthier   plus countless other groups of like-minded health and wellness seekers in offices, schools, universities, places of worship, nonprofits and other organizations throughout the Valley of the Sun. 
A community approach to healthy eating and living will be the focus when the Get Up and Grow! Together Tour visits Phoenix June 25-July 2, 2016, as part of a coast-to-coast, 42-city expedition by Dole to promote summer nutrition and a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.
One of three brightly colored Get Up and Grow! Together Tour caravans will stop at supermarkets and public events throughout the Phoenix area, offering free produce-filled recipe samples, recipe booklets and other giveaways, an interactive Kid's Corner, and fruit and veggie-themed photo-sharing opportunities all to showcase the fun, flavor and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

The Get Up and Grow! Together Tour will make 10 free, public stops in and around Phoenix June 25-July 2, 2016. For the continually updated Tour schedule, go to

Tour Schedule:
Tuesday 06/28/2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
9925 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209

Tuesday 06/28/2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4940 S Gilbert Rd, Chandler, AZ 85249

Wednesday 06/29/2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
8900 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 8525

Wednesday 06/29/2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
3949 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

Saturday 07/02/2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
8375 W Deer Valley Rd, Peoria, AZ 85382

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
20427 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

You can also follow the latest Get Up and Grow! Together developments on Facebook at, and by using @DoleTweets on Twitter, @DolePins on Pinterest, and @DolePics on Instagram. 

Single & Broke

Calling all the single ladies, married ones, you too should listen up!  Chances are, you someday will be single, too!  A warning for single girls, a new survey says you are under prepared for retirement.  Nancy Tengler, Chief Investment Officer for Arizona Bank & Trust is here with the stats and the solutions.
About 40 percent of unmarried women in the US, that's about 55 million have saved less than $1,000, according to the 2016 Retirement Confidence Survey

  •          We live about three years longer than men, so even if we are married we will need extra income
  •          Longer life expectancy means we will need to more money for healthcare costs
  •          Most likely we made less, took a pause from the workforce to raise our kids, this adds up to a lower social security check
  •          Many marriages end in divorce, leaving women to figure out a retirement plan on their own

The solution is to start investing in stocks no matter your age, marital status or situation.  In my book I featured three women
Women #1-35 year-old stay at home mom who saved $100 a month for 25 years and with an average rate of return of 2.5% and yielded $41,618.  Had she invested that in stocks she would have had $112,953.
Women #2 - 45 years old, no children, unmarried and wants to retire at age 60. So after saving $500 per month for 15 years she yields $109,062.  Had she invested that in stocks she would have $190,621
Women #3-55 years old, married with adult children.  She is saving $1,000 a month and wants to retire in 5 years.  She ends up with a savings of $63,481.  Had she invested in five years, she would have had $75,989

Arizona Bank & Trust
Camelback Banking Center 
2036 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Link to Arizona Bank & Trust's Women's Financial Forum

Cake Party

For more information visit:

Sassy's Café and Bakery
4210 E. Main St.
Mesa AZ 85213
7 AM - 5 PM
Monday through Saturday
Closed Sundays
Breakfast served until 10:30 a.m., Lunch served until 3 p.m.
(480) 649-3067

Krav Maga

Formed as a self-defense system by the Israeli military in 1930's, Krav Maga is a combination of techniques from aikido, boxing, judo, wrestling and street fighting. It has also been used by celebrities, such as Jennifer Garner and Angelina Jolie, when training for various roles in action films and television series. Now, prompting many to use the practice as a form of physical fitness, in addition to its self-defense regimen.

East Valley Krav Maga
1328 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85251