FasciaBlaster Review

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20, 2017 by livittodalimit
The Fasciablaster has changed the way my wife and I treat ourselves.
My wife is a dentist and has what we have coined dent-neck. Dentist spend 8 hours a day hunched over, arms up and using fine motor skills in their fingers. I tell her all the time she’s an athlete in so much that she makes money based on physical precision. Prior to getting the fasciablaster we purchased a massage table and I would give her my best attempt at massages regularly. My hands and arms would get tired after 2 min and my effectiveness would immediately decrease. She joked about my stamina in more ways than just one.
After purchasing the fasciablaster I can now work on her for over an hour without getting tired. The unique claws get in there like no other tool we have used before, and believe me when I say, I have tried them all. It has immensely helped me give her better in home care. She gets massages every other week but she needs treatment more regularly than that for her dent-neck and now I can provide exceptional care.
And that’s only part of the story. I also have the minis which are great for using on ourselves while sitting on the couch and watching tv. When my neck isn’t feeling best I use the mini 1 on my traps and it provides great relief, I can get in there and go hard. I use the mini 2 on my belly, arms or legs while sitting on the couch too. My wife also has restless legs syndrome and when it starts acting up, she uses the mini 2 around her knees and like clockwork, the sensation disappears.
All in Ashley’s tools have changed the way we treat each other and ourselves for the best. We are constantly trying to take more responsibility for our personal care and all of Ashley’s tools assist with that better than anything we have tried before. I strongly recommend her products especially if you are into taking responsibility for your own well being into your own hands. If you are on the fence, buy it and you can thank me later.

Khalili Center 5k Run

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 17, 2014 by livittodalimit

Recently I participated in the 5k run for the Khalili Center prior to the Los Angeles Marathon and it was fantastic. 

The Khalili Center for Bariatric Care specializes in all bariatric surgeries including Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-Band. The reason they are the best is 3 fold; The Facility; The Doctors and the multi disciplinary approach. 

The Facility is  one of the most beautiful centers I have ever seen.

The Doctors are incredible. Dr. Khalili and Dr. Nishi are double board certified in both bariatric surgery and trauma. They still operate at Cedars Sinai occasionally. They have conducted over 5,000 surgeries. And can perform bariatric and general surgery. What ever your body needs to stay health. They also do single incision belly button robotic surgery using the Da Vinci Si Surgical System. 

The Multi-disciplinary approach is crucial to the patients keeping the weight off. They make sure you not only lose the weight but you keep it off.

Annie Duke: Decision Making – Art or Science?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2013 by arielcampos2013

Recently Annie Duke posted a new video on her YouTube page entitled “Decision Making – Art or Science?” In the video the celebrated World Series of Poker bracelet winner ponders the question of whether decision-making is an art or a science.

“Is decision making an art or a science? I think it’s definitely a combination of both,” explains Annie Duke.

Before embarking on a career as a professional poker player, Annie Duke studied cognitive psychology and was in fact pursuing an M.A. degree before she became a poker pro. However it seems that her educational background in cognitive psych has informed the way she makes decisions, both at the card table and elsewhere.

“When you try to mathematically model these things or do experiments that are controlled studies, you’re reducing things down to their component parts, you can only model these behaviors so well.”

“I don’t want to think very hard about whether I’m gonna run away from a lion. I’m gonna run away from a lion,” says Annie Duke. “The problem is that there’s other cases where when that system takes over that’s really good for lion running away, it’s not particularly good for other things. There’s kind of an art to understanding what are the irrationals in the system.”

One of the most well-known celebrity poker players, Annie Duke is also an author and a high profile speaker. Recently she has stepped back from playing poker professionally and is concentrating more on her career as a speaker.

She’s also still highly active in the charity world where among other things, she along with actor Don Cheadle, is a co-founder of the Ante Up for Africa charity poker tournament. Miss Annie Duke has also increasingly turned her attention to applying the lessons she’s learned in poker to other aspects of life, society, and politics.

She’s cultivated a unique, insightful viewpoint, that’s informed by what she refers to as “decision science.” On her YouTube page and on her blog at annieduke.com, she uses decision science to offer valuable insights into current events and contemporary issues. For more of Annie Duke’s views, opinions, and insights, check out annieduke.com.

Annie Duke: The Value of Our Ideas

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2013 by arielcampos2013

In a recent video blog posted on her YouTube page, celebrity poker player Annie Duke offered her opinions on the “The Value of Our Ideas.” Miss Duke, who is well known as a World Series of Poker bracelet-winning poker champion, often translates lessons learned at the card table into valuable personal and professional insights. She then communicates these insights via blog posts, videos, or through her high profile public speaking engagements (Annie Duke is a much in-demand motivational and business speaker).

In “The Value of Our Ideas” Duke discusses the way in which our own ideas get endowed to us, much in the same way that objects get endowed to us.

“If you own something and I ask what you would sell it for,” says Annie Duke in the video. “That would be much higher than what somebody will buy it for. Because you own it, it’s now been endowed with extra value beyond what the value of the item is, and that’s true of ideas too.”

“We really fall in love with our own ideas,” adds the former Celebrity Apprentice runner-up. “So when you combine all of these things, endowment and anchoring along with sort of how we view in a winning state that’s skill, you can get into really big trouble.”

Lately Annie Duke, who has taken a step back from competitive poker playing, has been applying her own “decision science” to all kinds of personal and political situations. Duke’s unique insights, gained from a lifetime of playing poker for a living, have a surprising relevance to many political and societal situations.

Recently in her blog at annieduke.com, she offered her own commentary on the Syrian situation. In the post, which was titled “Syria: The Problem with Ultimatums,” Duke explained how President Obama’s “red-line” warning to Syria over chemical weapons has now backed him into a corner.

“This is the problem with issuing ultimatums,” explains Annie Duke. “Once the ultimatum is challenged, you only have two options: follow through or lose credibility.”

“We can think about ultimatums like bets in a poker game. When choosing what the best bet is, a player has to think about not just what is going to make them the most money in the moment but also what will make them the most money in the future.”

 

Alexi Yulish sells finger paintings

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on August 20, 2013 by livittodalimit

Check out this article in Flaunt Magazine about Alexander YulishAlexi Yulish is a friend of mine and whenever I want to throw a party I ask Alexander Yulish about where I should go because he always knows the hottest spots in town. His finger paintings have also been talked about on the paddle8 blog. Alexi Yulish is a good guy and one day his finger paintings will be worth millions.

Annie Duke Lends Support to After-School All-Stars Blinds and Bluffs Fundraiser

Posted in Uncategorized on August 12, 2013 by livittodalimit

Annie Duke is best known as the professional poker player who won a bracelet at the World Series of Poker and later appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2009. Recently, Annie Duke was back at the card table, taking part in a for-charity poker game held at the home of former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Billed as the “After-School All-Stars Evening of Blinds and Bluffs,” the event succeeded in raising $450,000 for After-School All-Stars, a charitable organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life.

After-School All-Stars is just the latest in a long list of charitable foundations to which Annie Duke has lent her celebrity and poker-playing prowess. Although Annie Duke is best known for being one of the most successful female poker players the game has ever known, she is also well-known for her involvement in charitable organizations.

Annie Duke’s celebrity was perhaps at its height when she was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. During her time on that show, she raised more than any other contestant that season for her charity, Refugees International. Annie even outraised comedienne Joan Rivers, who was the show’s eventual winner that season. 

Apart from the millions of children who will benefit from the proceeds raised at the After-School All-Stars event, the other big winner was actor Joe Manganiello, who took home the grand prize that night after defeating Annie Duke herself. Joe received a gorgeous Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa flyback chronograph, a Magnum of Moraga Vineyards 2009 wine, and a pair of custom-made shoes from Barker Black.

The Blinds and Bluffs event was held at the stunning home of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The actor and former California governor is one of the many celebrities Annie Duke’s charitable works have led her to work with over the years. In collaboration with actor Don Cheadle, Annie co-founded the Ante Up for Africa foundation, which hosts an annual poker tournament benefiting underdeveloped African nations.

The best dentist in San Clemente

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 18, 2013 by livittodalimit

So I’m not a big fan of going to the dentist… Until now. Dentist Dana Ghorab DDS in San Clemente is the most clean, high tech, effective, kid friendly & family dentist in the area. Her beautiful smile always radiates positivity. And I always leave with a bigger more beautiful smile.  Dana treats all of her clients like they are the most important patient. Finding a San Clemente Dentist like Dana is a blessing and if only I had been coming here sooner.

David Pulman: Children’s Health Advocate

Posted in Dr. David Pulman GSK with tags , , , , on May 6, 2013 by livittodalimit

Dr. David Pulman is well known in the international business and pharmaceutical communities for his role as President of Global Manufacturing and Supply at GlaxoSmithKline plc. Dr. David Pulman GSK role has seen him taking responsibility for global manufacturing and supply chain networking among other things.

GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline is a British multinational pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines, and consumer healthcare company that maintains its headquarters in London. It was established in 2001 through the merger of Glaxo Wellcome plc and SmithKline Beecham plc. GSK employs 97,000 people worldwide.

Children’s Health Fund

Outside of his work with GSK, Dr. Pulman has taken a very active involvement with the Children’s Health Fund (CHF); a non-profit organization that was founded in 1987 by musician Paul Simon and pediatrician/advocate Dr. Irwin Redlener.

The Children’s Health Fund is a charity organization that received a top rating from Charity Watch, a prominent independent watchdog organization that evaluates charities and issues ratings to help donors make more informed decisions regarding the causes and charities they choose to donate to.

“We partner with (CHF) because they’re so effective at delivering value to underserved children who don’t have access to healthcare,” explained Dr. Pulman. “You have to give every child the potential to fulfill its true potential.”

David Pulman Honored at CHF 25th Anniversary Benefit

In October of 2012, David Pulman was on-hand for the CHF’s 25th Anniversary Benefit show at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Performers on the bill that night included the likes of Paul Simon, Sting, Steve Martin, Stevie Wonder, Amy Grant, James Taylor, Tom Hanks, and Tina Fey. Others, like Morgan Freeman and Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton, appeared via recorded messages that expressed
their support and admiration for the CHF.

Dr. David Pulman was awarded the prestigious CHF Corporate Award that night. Formerly his role with the organization saw him serving as Chairman of the Children’s Health Fund Corporate Council. Currently, he serves on the Leadership Team for the New York based non-profit.

Charity Work at CHF a Natural Extension of GKS

For David Pulman, there is very little gap between what he does with GSK and his charitable work for the CHF.

“We know that poor health impacts education, it impacts the ability to get a job, it impacts the ability to live a full life in society and that is absolutely in line with what GSK does as a company,” explains Dr. Pulman. “Just seeing the professionals involved with Children’s Health Fund is both humbling and uplifting.”

Annie Duke: Trailblazer for Women in Poker

Posted in Annie Duke with tags , on May 6, 2013 by livittodalimit

Annie Duke. Is there a more iconic, inspirational and transformational figure for women in the game of poker? A mother of four who won big at the World Series of Poker and cut an imposing figure in the male-dominated world of professional poker, Annie is one of the top ten most successful female poker players in the world. It’s obvious that Annie Duke is anything but average. After all, very few mothers of four support their families through their poker winnings. But even within the world of professional poker, Annie Duke is something different. And not just because she’s a woman!
The highly educated New Hampshire native holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Columbia University – one in English and one in psychology. Prior to embarking on a career as a professional poker player, she was a Doctoral candidate in cognitive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the recipient of the NSF Fellowship.

A true trailblazer for women in poker

Educated, articulate, attractive, and successful, it’s little wonder that Annie is a role model for women, both inside and outside of the game. But it’s within the poker world that Annie has been a true trailblazer for women. She was not just one of the first women with the courage to assert herself into the male-dominated world of poker, but also to find success in the process.

And while women in poker are not uncommon these days, it took a lot of guts for Annie Duke to break into that male hierarchy more than two decades ago. Although Annie herself is quick to point out, that despite the strides women have made in the game, there is still some distance to go.

“When I started playing the WSOP Main Event back in 1994 about 3% of the field was comprised of women,” said Annie, speaking in 2011. “This year? About 3% of the field was comprised of women. So while the absolute numbers of women playing the game have certainly grown during the poker boom, the percentage of women playing has not. When you consider the fact that over 30% of all poker TV viewers are women – I know we can do better.”

Poker transformed by television

Obviously there were women in poker prior to Annie coming onto the scene. In fact when she was first starting out in the WSOP she regarded players like Barbara Enright and Linda Johnson as her mentors. But Annie Duke’s success coincided with the boom in poker being televised. Suddenly Annie’s face and telegenic presence were being beamed into homes across the country. Women and girls everywhere could watch as this clever, slightly saucy, redhead competed with men in open events and won prize money and bracelets while doing so. Annie’s high profile success helped transform poker’s image from that of a game played by old, cigarchomping men, into a game that anyone could play.

Annie Duke’s legacy

Nowadays people accept women poker players without batting an eye. Players like Jennifer Harman, Kathy Leibert, Kristy Gazes, and Cyndy Violette compete and win on television, for the entire world to see. And while you can’t exactly say that without Annie Duke, none of this would be possible, it’s a given that Annie’s success certainly accelerated the timeframe for this to be possible.

“I truly believe that we have a responsibility as women who have successfully found their place in this game to mentor young women,” said Annie. “To provide them with the same confidence and belief that your intellect is your greatest weapon that my mother gave to me.”

With her intellect, wit, beauty, guile, charisma, and card smarts, Annie presented the path to professional poker success to women everywhere. Beyond that, her roles as a mentor and teacher herself, at the WPT Boot camp and the WSOP Academy, have enabled her to pass on her knowledge to a new generation of female poker players.

Successful players like Marsha Wolak, who won the Ladies Event at the 2011 WSOP, studied directly under Annie. So while she might not compete as actively on the poker circuit as she once did, her influence is still felt strongly today. Even players who’ve not directly studied with Annie are indebted to her influence. Players like Annette Obrestad, Vanessa Rousso, Sandra Naujoks, JJ Liu, and Vanessa Selbst are all successful, thanks in some part to Annie.

Now devoting much of her time to consulting, teaching and speaking on pokerrelated matters, Annie still feels successful women in the game have an obligation to nurture the next generation of female poker players. “On a personal level, consider becoming a mentor, to take another female player under your wing, teach her, encourage her and nurture her.”

Having won millions in the WSOP, authored two books on poker, and even starred on Celebrity Apprentice, Annie Duke has firmly established herself in the history of women in poker. As for the player’s own opinion on female players? It couldn’t be any clearer:

“We have arrived and we are here to stay.” Annie Duke

Puerto Rico with the Fam

Posted in Uncategorized on March 12, 2012 by livittodalimit

So I write this from a jacuzzi on a balcony over looking the beach in Puerto Rico. This adventure began a few days ago in Miami where I went to a Radiohead concert with The Executive and his wife. The concert was amazing. The playlist included songs with high bpm, not a slow song in the bunch. The Executive loved the sound, his wife had to focus on the drums in order to enjoy the music, she considers their sound noise.

After 1 night in Miami it was off to Puerto Rico. I’m staying at the Gran Mella Resort located on Trump International golf course. I’m here for DW’s bday jambo and the first night is a welcome party.

DW’s daughter, Re is my sister. We grew up together in Boston and she lived at my house regularly. I see her and her husband V and their two kids Trist and Cay. The kids immediately jump on me and then want me to take them to play video games, I oblige. I stay with my sis’s fam all night and we have a great time.

The next day I hit the Trump International course early in the am with The Exec. They are setting up for the Puerto Rico open which will be played next week at this course. The course is magnificent.  It’s tough and you have to travel 1000 yards to get to some of the tee boxes but well worth it. Surprisingly only the 17th and 18th have water views. I shoot a score in the 90’s and no complaints with that.

That night were the Bday party festivities. The night started with an elaborate dinner which I helped my sis set up. By help I mean I stood there while she went ocd on the planners. She even had them take a chair away only to learn she forgot to count herself and took away her own place setting. The dinner was excellent but after dinner was when the fun really started. Two dancers showed up dressed in hardly anything and they were not only unbelievably beautiful but they could shake their money makers. I employed 8 year old Tryst to dance with the hot exotics and his response “I need to find my hat.” Once he found his hat he was out there dancin’ up a storm.

The music was fast and Latin influenced and was amazing. When the dancers stopped the DJ changed the style of music up. Everybody was trying to get Cay to dance and he wasn’t feeling it at all. He was being as shy as they get but once a little techno came on his whole demeanor changed. He became a dancing machine and stole the show. Nobody else was dancing because we were all so entertained watching him do his thang.

Once the party started winding down the after party began. One Dominican beauty that didn’t dance the entire party started getting down on the floor and I was very intrigued. She was getting low like a goddess and I was hooked.

I did the Joel thing and jumped in the pool. I didn’t get naked like I did at Re and Vic’s wedding years ago but ended up in the pool per the norm for me. Trist saw me in the pool and immediately followed suit. The servers working the party really wanted me to throw the hot Dominicana in the pool but her and I had a deal that if I didn’t throw her in we would go swimming privately later. Nobody knew the deal and I was getting killed for not throwing her in. Vic stepped up to the plate, grabbed her and jumped in so they both ended up in the pool.

That night ended with me sleeping in Re’s room cause her and her fam stayed in the villa where the party was. The Dominicana stayed in the room with I. I was a perfect gentlemen although I didn’t want to be and was not happy about it.

The plan for the next day was executed perfectly. The plan was S§to wake up late and have a beach day, check. Dominicana and I spent all day at the beach occasionally joined by Trist. I took him out in the ocean and tried to go far out because it was so shallow so far out. 50 yards out it was only 2 feet deep. The bottom of the ocean floor wasn’t sandy at all there was kelp everywhere and Trist didn’t like the squishy feeling under his feet.

Once Trist got sick of the beach I got Dominicana to join me in the water. As soon as we got in it started raining which was amazing. In Puerto Rico it rains daily but it hadn’t rained during the day since I had gotten there. The sun was still out, it was raining and we stayed in the warm ocean water, awesome.

After the beach I met up with Re and the fam and we all went out to dinner. Before dinner I was with Vic in the VIP lounge and he pointed out a man and told me that he was the mayor. Of course I went over and started engaging with him only to find out a day later he wasn’t the mayor but just the gm of the resort, oh well. Dinner was at a horse ranch and the food was exceptional. Trist and Cay went to sleep at the restaurant on a couple of chairs. They can sleep anywhere, they remind me of… me.

Once back from dinner I wanted to go back to the water. The Domincana and her friend were with me and we were having cocktails and just a generally fun time when I decided I needed a place to take this party. At whatever hour in the morning it was I went to the front desk and rented a room. What a fun way to end a very relaxing day.

The next day I had a golf date with The exec. The Dominicana was leaving that day so I said my good by and went golfing. Golf started slow the threesome in front of us were playing from the back tees and 1 of 3 of them hit the first drive more then 150 yards. After dribbling their shots down the hole the drink lady rolled by in her cart and they stopped to get drinks and what not. It’s the 1st hole, what are they thinking. Without any hesitation The Exec says let’s go to the next hole. So we hop in our cart and move on to the next hole. We play the 2nd and get to  4some ahead of them. The 3rd is a par 3 and they let us play through them while they are on the green. After we get past them we are flying. We finish the rest of the course in 3 hours and after had a burger in the clubhouse.

When I get back to the resort I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Dominicana changed her flight, was still around, kept her room and that is how I ended up where I am writing this from a jacuzzi on a balcony over looking the beach in Puerto Rico.