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Happy to tutor & teach any subject your keiki may want/need or assist with field trips for those days when perhaps you need help during the days they have online school! I can also enrich their learning with yoga, Zumba, ukulele, voice, drama, play writing and anything like Life skills, etc. Let's talk story to see if we're a match!
Now featuring original music for TV, movies, AUDIOBOOKS, voiceovers, ukulele lessons, & anything else you desire really! Through Fiverr, ACX & more...contact me below...
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Love is Crazy - Lessons in Love: Creating your own Happy ever after BOOK
Michael Bernard Beckwith says: “Uma is not merely a seeker of love, a writer about love, she IS Love. And that’s what makes this a trustworthy guide through the labyrinth of love..."
A beautiful, quirky, love-weary, single mom is mugged in South Central LA, chases him down and wonders how she got there…an unbelievable fictional tale based on a true story. Our heroine follows her heart from Sedona to Seattle with two young sons in tow. Her fiancé suffers from an incurable disease - seriously?! She learns invaluable love lessons while singing her heart out in this riotous, topsy-turvy adventure in love. While dealing with a pathological liar, her fiancé on hallucinogenic prescription drugs and his teenage brat, she survives Sexaholics Anonymous and powerfully positive, self-help groups while learning to do whatever it takes to find and keep love, but is it enough?
A recent radio interview on 830 WEEU in Pennsylvania - Straight Talk w/Nick Lawrence. What a joy sharing! Here's what he says:
Love Is Crazy…Lessons In Love, by Singer, Songwriter, Teacher, and Author, Love Guru Uma, is your guide to “Creating Your Own Happy Ever After”. Topics discussed: physical, emotional, and spiritual compatibility, core values, attraction, and “love-at-first sight”, just to name a few. This the perfect interview for those in love, or those about to fall in love. Personal happiness, and how to find it and keep it, is at the core of the entire interview. (Valentine’s Day theme)
A quirky, single mom is mugged in South Central LA, chases him down and wonders how she got there…an unbelievable fictional tale based on a true story to follow her heart from Sedona to Seattle to South Central LA. But her fiancé suffers from an incurable disease (seriously I did not make this stuff up!) and her children have no choice but to follow her as she learns invaluable love lessons while singing her heart out in this riotous, topsy-turvy adventure in love. She travels by 4-wheel jeeps and tortuous Greyhound buses, takes cross-country drives, and deals with a pathological liar, her fiancé’s teenage brat and his hallucinogenic prescription drugs. She survives Sexaholics Anonymous and powerfully positive self-help groups. Our heroine learns to do whatever it takes to find and keep love, but is it enough?
eBook available on Lulu.com which gives me more bang for your buck! www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/love-guru-uma/love-is-crazy-lessons-in-love-creating-your-own-happy-ever-after/ebook/product-189j6m7n.html
Also available on iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble/NOOK, & Kobo! https://www.amazon.com/Love-Crazy-Lessons-Creating-Happy/dp/1387463489/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Love+Guru+Uma+Love+Is+Crazy&qid=1567983280&s=books&sr=1-1
Published in another online magazine! THANK YOU UP JOURNEY!:
My book can help if you've lost a loved one through divorce, death or something else...
HARD work or Destiny?
click onto my pic in this one: https://www.efor-real.com/4135/hard-work-vs-destiny-which-primarily-determines-success/
Love Guru Uma
Check out my column on Big Island Music Magazine, last month I interviewed Johnny Valentine, Bruno Mars' uncle! Uma's Kona Konnection features Kona musicians every week... https://www.bigislandmusic.net/umas-ultimate-kona-konnection-johnny-valentine/
I also interviewed Henry Kapono! What a sweetheart...
BOOK 2 is done! check it out in Print on Demand! http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/love-is-crazy-satisfying-more-lessons-in-love/23600817
in case you can't open the picture above... OMG!! I'm a self-published author of two Adventure love story/self-help books!? I KNOW you'll enjoy them. Paperback AND Book 1 eBook are available at LULU.com and on iBooks, Amazon, Nook, Kindle and Kobo!
An AMAZEBALLS Endorsement:
"A trustworthy guide through the labyrinth of love with its twists and turns, ultimately to rest in the clarity of its luminosity."
- Michael Bernard Beckwith Founder, Agape International Spiritual Center, author of Spiritual Liberation and Life Visioning
CHECK out more songs online music.apple.com/us/album/you-are-my-light/886856681?i=886856685
Check out my newest blog read the first chapter of my first book 'Love is Crazy' in the About section above - the first in a series of "Lessons in Love: how to create happy ever after"!
Uma has been singing since she was 6 years old, professionally since she was 17. She has studied Opera, jazz, gospel & popular music with several teachers in Arizona & California. Uma obtained a coveted Opera performance scholarship & attended Northern Arizona University. She sings in several languages including Italian, French, German & Spanish. Her early influences include: Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Chaka Khan; lately she loves singing songs made famous by: Jessie J., Colbie Callait, Christina Aguilera, Sugarland, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys & Maroon 5. Her style is eclectic, encompassing R&B, Jazz, Latin, Broadway & gospel styles.
Uma covers pop, rock, R&B, reggae, jazz, blues & Latin music with a strong leaning towards newer music, which deserves attention for the fun & vibrant energy it brings to the dance floor and most especially for your listening pleasure. Uma likes to put her silky, smooth 4-octave range vocals to the test whenever possible.
In 1999, my life took a crazy turn; I followed my heart. It felt like a vivid movie I was living: unbelievable & insane like Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
MORE to come soon! I am talking with a TV producer about making it into a show! You never know what turn your life will take next!!!
Book Excerpt in the 'Gallery Book 1 Ch.1' section above...
The peace tree below is one of the tools I use to help students create peace in their own world.
Aloha Peacefest is a day long event in Kona, place TBD (looking at Hale Halawai, Old Airport bldg. and Old Sports Authority), still looking for costs for everything. From 10-4 we want music, dance, art, food and fun. Seeking a grant to build Intercultural harmony; activities can include: NVC - Nonviolent Communication Skill building, Hawaiian hula presentations and live music, Intergenerational Multicultural Fashion Show, Mexican dance and music, Jamaican food, vegetarian food, vendors for agricultural and products for sale, yoga, Zumba, Keiki art show and contest, martial arts demo, possibly a child abuse prevention talk, local youth may put on a bully prevention play under my direction, and more. Writing and creativity workshops can be included. Talks on organic growing and sustainability also welcome. Anything that builds intercultural harmony is welcome!
This is under the CWPO.org umbrella for the Earth & Sky Kula Collective; more info at https://www.facebook.com/EarthandSkyKulaCollective/
Hollah at me ASAP if you want to help us put this on!!!
For two years I wrote grants and applications to expand the work of the Children's World Peace Organization. www.cwpo.org presented peace classes for 5 years which included 16,000 youth at its peak in 2014 in Kenya, Mexico & Nepal. Facilitators visited every class for one hour a week practicing non-violent communication skills. Please visit the website for more info.
We want to expand the curriculum to the Earth & Sky Peace Collective in Hawaii to start. The Collective will be monthly events and classes... sharing Peace building skills like Heart coherence, Universal Dances of Peace and Non Violent Communication plus preventing sexual abuse through music, art, living collaborative space and workshops.
CWPO's curriculum includes Anastasia principles like connecting with nature, sustainability, agriculture & husbandry to learn to feed oneself and one's family.
Down the road there will be separate peace building homeless shelters where men & women help build, maintain and inspire themselves & others to live a peaceful, useful & meaningful life.
CWPO’s curriculum will be expanded by utilizing it in events and workshops for children and adults.
Super long term goal will be creating Earth & Sky Peace Schools: with the mission to educate students ages 8-25 who are interested in creating world peace by starting with themselves and finding what they love to do in life and doing it for a living. Students will receive instruction in a small open-air classroom based environment. ESPS anticipates the average class size of 12 students. This will allow for maximum use of inquiry-based and enhanced instruction based on the 21st Century Learning Skills of creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, and communication and collaboration.
The curriculum of the school includes the humanities (ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music, dance and theatre). Language arts of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing; Fine arts: painting, sculpture, drawing & architecture. Today, the fine arts commonly include additional forms, such as film, photography, conceptual art, and printmaking also learning the sciences, including Physics, Chemistry, & Biology; Physical activities of dance, athletics, body movement, Yoga, Pilates, swimming & peaceful martial arts. We also entertain, not for the purpose of personal fame but to express the energy of Oneness which is who we are and to share the message of this new form of education. We also teach how to cook, clean, build, service, maintain, beautify, plant, harvest, nurture, and garden. We teach whole brain activities, how to wonder, imagine, explore, daydream, and deduce. We do not have competitors. We acknowledge that other institutions have their own way of expressing Oneness. At this time, ours is unique with the core principles of loving one another and having our students teach the subjects by exploring what interests them with multi-age groups.
The CWPO peace curriculum includes pieces structured around Native American culture (i.e. Black Elk). Each school’s natural environment will dictate the specifics of cultural pieces: Arizona will utilize tribal traditional sacred ways (elders will share their knowledge and practices), Hawaii will utilize Native Hawaiian teachings (hula, ukulele, growing native foods, etc.) and Kenya will do likewise. Furthermore students will bring their own traditions and cultures to the table, with food, dance, music, traditions, in order to celebrate and magnify a world culture.
BUSINESS PLAN EXCERPT:
CWPO believes everyone can learn the skills necessary to create a more peaceful world. We hold the vision that someday every classroom win the world will offer our (or a similar) peace curriculum as a reflection of the values of the world in which we live. ESPS goes further stating that our vision is creating fully realized human beings at graduation.
2.2 Mission Statement
CWPO’s mission is providing a safe and healthy environment for children to learn peaceful life skills, conflict resolution, creativity, academics and ways of improving themselves and future societies while connecting with nature. The Earth & Sky Peace School Vision is empowering youth by raising the quality of life & education, facilitating generations of peace ambassadors & creating innovative entrepreneurs through multi-media & eco-friendly influences.
The purpose of The Earth & Sky Peace Schools (ESPS) is to provide a backbone of peace building and conflict resolution skills in an environment that will not only cater to a student’s academic requirements but also understand the gifts and talents that a child exhibits naturally and helps each perfect those gifts with a goal of sharing them with the world and creating an enjoyable and profitable career utilizing those skills.
Earth & Sky Peace Schools (ESPS) will educate students using the holistic approach of teaching as inspired by Anastasia (of the Ringing Cedars Book series) at the Kin School in Tekos, Russia, which is based upon her philosophy. The Anastasia viewpoint affirms genuine life values in an atmosphere of shared labor and discovery, where every lesson is permeated with a sense of creativity. This paradigm shift in education works on the basis of a three-part harmony of: I see, I analyze, I act. The Kin School in Tekos places a tremendous emphasis on music, visual art & dance, on a daily basis as “the crux of the whole thing.” An emphasis on the direct dependence of success in music on the level of a person’s overall development, rather than on any special isolated musical talents. “Skill on one area is manifest when skill is shown in many areas of life.” – Mikhael Petrovich Shchetinin of the Kin School in Tekos, Russia.
ESPS therefore will provide a focus on performing, visual & recording arts including music, dance and theatre. We will also include daily fitness, non-GMO gardening, husbandry, ESL, sustainability and a body mind spirit connection. Primary & upper grades learn peace building activities, sustainability, whole planet history, mindfulness & meditation, fitness for life, and keys to success and then choose a curriculum based on their life path. College age students can prepare for a certificate program in a variety of jobs including: music & video recording sciences, AV technician, and various vocational avenues to be determined by the students themselves. They will find what they’re good at, are passionate about and then find a way to do that for a living, after seeing what the daily rigors of that career entails through various apprenticeships.
Whether it be gardening, dancing, cooking, teaching dance or aerobics, playing sports or an instrument, singing, writing and directing movies &/or music videos, or preparing for a higher educational setting, students will find their own path to life success and happiness through detailed skills and interest evaluations. Program offerings will morph to fit student needs. We will bring in experts if they are not already on staff as Guest Lecturers.