Vickies Vertigo is Gone!

June 26th, 2014

Brain Werner and VickieWhat is VERTIGO? Vertigo is a sensation of spinning, whirling and loss of balance. One often feels sick to their stomach when a vertigo event occurs.

Vickie Pieper’s Vertigo Story…
As you may remember,  on March 3, 2014 I took Vickie Pieper to QuickCare in Las Vegas because we thought she had a concussion due to bumping her head on a shelf. It swelled up like a golf ball. Plus, she was extremely dizzy and could not keep her balance.The doctor at QuickCare said Vickie needed to go the the emergency room immediately due to the severity of the bump.

 Turns out she did indeed have a severe concussion and a bad case of “VERTiGO”. The hospital tried treating the vertigo to no avail. Then we heard about Brian Werner from “FYZICAL Therapy & Balance in Henderson, Nevada. In April, Vickie had 3 session with them. All was well.

Last week, out of the blue, without warning, the VERTIGO returned. Vickie struggled for 6 days. Then Brian recommended his last resort, The Epily Chair. After one session the VERTIGO was GONE! I saw this with my own eyes. The session in the chair was rough on Vickie, then watching the monitor with Brain Werner, we saw the vertigo STOPPED! No more spinning or dizziness! It was truly amazing.

Watch the video below to see the HEALING in progress. Vickie left the FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center grateful that there was a solution for her dizziness & balance problem. Brian said, she can now go dancing!

 For more information about Vertigo and the treatment, give them a call. They have a slogan...

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center
Henderson, Nevada: (702) 818-5000
Summerlin, Nevada: (702) 880 1515
To Your Health,
Robby LeBlanc
PS - I'll have some other Vickie health updates very soon...

Are You Changing With The Times?

May 6th, 2014

Frustrated PC userIt is said that that babies are the only one that likes change…

This past year it has become apparent that the music scene in Las Vegas has changed. Two years ago you see billboards on Rt 15 and 95 of famous musicians listed with their upcoming concert dates on the strip. Now you see giant billboards with DJ's, yes, Disc Jockeys! FAMOUS DJ’s!

When I was growing up, “ Wolf Man Jack” was the famous DJ back in my day. Now Las Vegas has over dozen famous DJ’s on any given week.

What does that mean to the local musicians? It means less performance work. It means if musicians do not change with the times, their music career may just turn into a hobby.

Now lets talk technology for a moment. When the personal computer hit the market 30 years ago, it seemed straight forward. You plug it in, open a word doc and start typing. This was the beginning of the end for the typewriter.

Now, with the latest technology, we have so many things to be concerned with, the hard drive, thumb drive, ram, external CD drive, the cloud, wireless keyboards, virtual hosting, wifi, syncing with iTunes, photo sharing, photo streaming, drop box, complicated passwords, Not to mention “where is the start button”, ETC…

After all that, all you really want to do is print out a basic document on Pages or MS word. Bottom line, keep up to date with the technology or get left behind.

Are you overwhelmed with Social Media? You have Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instra Gram, Pinterest, Youtube,  Google Hangouts, ETC…

When it comes to searching and apply for jobs the idea of walking into a business and dropping off your resume is a thing of there past. Now its ALL about Social Media!  Now you need to apple online. If you are not computer literate, you will not be able to apply or upload your resume for the job you want.

Once again, keeping up to date with Social Media tools and trends will is not only important but critical to ones job and career success.

When it comes to Marketing your business, if you are not using Social Media, YOU WILL BE LEFT IN THE DUST! IT’s no longer an option, it’s a requirement just to compete in the market place.

So, “Are You Changing With The Times”?
Are you feeling the sting from NOT changing? Is this hitting close to home?

There is a famous quote:
“Change is the only constant”

The Marines have their mantra that helps to meet the challenge of Constant Change.
“Improvise - Overcome - Adapt”

Folks, the bottom line is, Change or be left behind.

I believe that the people 50 and older are having a bigger challenge with change than the younger folks. Twenty years ago a person used a phone for just making phone calls. Today, that smart phone is a complete computer!

The younger generation are born into this RAPID changing of technologies, so change for them, change is a day to day experience. Their brains are wired with the fact they know change is happening EVERY day.

Give any teenage the latest phone on the market and they have it figured out in minutes! Hand that same phone to some over 50 and they want classes! They not only want classes, but NEED classes to use even the basic functions.

This article was inspired by the fact that I have been resisting some of the changes I need to make. For some of us over 50 folks, change is not always comfortable but it is critical.

The only way to overcome change is to embrace with open arms. How does someone do that? With lots of PRACTICE!

On that note, it’s time to change the oil in my car!

Happy Changing.
Robby LeBlanc

Rough Cut Showing of My Kilimanjaro Documentary

April 24th, 2014

Robby LeBlanc in SerengetiI Had The 1st and 2nd Showing of My Kilimanjaro Documentary!

I would've posted about this sooner, but as many of you know, my Vickie went to the Hospital on March 3rd and was their for 22 days. She is on the mend now! Thank God! I'll write another article on her progress in the near future...

On Friday, March 1, 2014, we had the first showing of my documentary tentatively called " The 18 Life Lessons Learned on Kilimanjaro." This was in rough cut form, which means there is still some editing to do, but all in all the showing went well.

This movie showing was part of an activity our church facilitates once a year called "Gourmets For God". Vickie Pieper and I offered to present a dinner and a rough cut movie! People from our church paid upwards of $50 dollars per person and ALL THE MONEY went to the church.Robby LeBlanc Performing in Moshi Africa

I wanted to create a video from my Kilimanjaro journey and Gourmets For God helped me along. Having a deadline on this video pushed me to create this rough cut version.

I initially had close to 6 hours of footage and hundreds of photos to which I cut down to 58 minutes. My friend Bobbie Williams loaned me his big screen and projector.

It was really cool to see my movie on a big screen. The good news is you see all the great footage and photos on a big screen! The bad news is you see ALL the not so good footage and photos on the big screen too! LOLOL

To say the least this was a really good experience. I saw details of the film and photos that you can only see on a big screen.

There were some things that were glaringly obvious that but no one needed to mention. On the other hand a few people offered some specific feedback about certain photos, and spelling that could use some attention.

All in all it was a great evening ! I've got my list of To Do's which includes re-shooting a few clips.

Robby LeBlanc on Mt. Kilimanjaro Then on March 25th, I showed a 35minute version at UNLV's Olli program. This was also a shorter rough cut of the film. there were about 80 people in the room. As everyone was watching, I was taking notes as to when the crowd reacted in some way, be it a laugh, sigh, giggle...This was very interesting. They LOVED the movie!

I will keep you posted on the progress and will let you know when you'll be able to catch a viewing! Hopefully that will be only a few weeks away.

I'll See You At The Movies!
Robby LeBlanc

Vickie Has Been In The Hospital

March 27th, 2014

Vickie Pieper at Physical TherapyMy Honey VICKIE Has Been In The Hospital For 3 Weeks!

People have been asking me about Vickie's stay in the hospital, so here is an overview.

On  February 26, 2014 Vickie bumped her head on a book shelf while she was cleaning. She had a HUGE bump on her head. Next day, she said it was feeling better and didn't want to go to the doctor. On Friday February 28th, we had a movie showing at the house from 7-10pm then left to go to Mesquite for an event on Saturday night. (TuffNuff Event)

Saturday morning she woke up a bit dizzy. Sunday morning the dizziness increased. On Monday morning March 3rd, I  took my honey Vickie to the Quick Care because of the dizziness. After 5 minutes at Quick Care, they told me to take her to the emergency room at Sunrise Hospital. On the way to the hospital Vickie shared with me that she has been having some chest pains the past few days. The immediately started running all sorts of test.

Two days later her heart stopped and had to have emergency surgery. Few days after that, they transferred her to a Rehab facility. Vickie was at that facility until this past Saturday. She was in the hospital for close to 3 weeks. I slept there next to here almost every night.

In short she suffered a sever concussion from the bump on the head while cleaning. ( I always knew cleaning was dangerous for your health). Developed severe Vertigo and had to have a PACE MAKER implanted. It's been one heck of a month for my honey. She has had such a GREAT ATTITUDE thru out this journey.

Turns out it was a God send that she banged her head because that is why I took her to the hospital in the first places. Because of the bumped hear, they discovered some other health challenges that need attention. My honey is not out of the woods yet, so I ask you in whatever way that you pray, to keep her in your thoughts. Thank you...

I will keep you updated with her progress...

If you would like to leave Vickie a comment, I'll make sure to read it to her.

Keep Being Brilliant,

PS - That photo at the top is my honey at Physical Therapy today! She is working on her balance!


Don’t See “The Wolf of Wall Street” Untill you Read This…

December 30th, 2013

Vickie and I go to a lot of movies! We LOVE movies! With that being said, I will probably start writing some reviews about the movies we see. If we like it we will tell you, as well if we don't care for a movie. With that being said, let's start with " The Wolf of Wall Street"

I Was Disappointed with "The Wolf of Wall Street". I Expect More from Scorsese and DeCaprio.

Martin Scorses's recent movie, "The Wolf of Wall Street" is based on the true story of the rise and fall of stockbroker Jordan Belfort
. His rise to a wealthy stockbroker to his fall involving excessive DRUGS, SEX, Crime, Corruption and the Federal Government.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Terence Winter (screenplay), Based on the Book by Jordan Belfort
MAIN Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie

Martin Scorses's latest movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" movie is not for everyone. It attempts to tell the story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort. As the movie story line shares, Excessive DRUGS,SEX, and LYING. Rinse and Repeat! BORING!

The movie is border line X rated. Explicit T & A is splashed throughout the entire movie. I don't mind some T&A if it truly moves the story forward, but NOT EVERY OTHER SCENE! If you want to see Dicaprio naked, snorting coke off a women's naked butt and doing the nasty, this is your movie. Maybe I'm just getting old and conservative!

If Scorse's wants to make a porn movie, go for it! But don't dress it up as a life story of stockbroker gone excess.

I think movies like "Boiler Room" and "Wall  Street" did a much better job telling and sharing a story of another EXTREME EXCESS Wall Street guy gone bad.

I heard the movie was originally 4 hours and they cut it down to 3 hours. I stayed because I kept thinking the movie was going to get better. The fact is, I couldn't wait for it to end.

If EXCESSIVE VISUAL SEX, DRUGS, F BOMBS and LYING with DiCaprio is your thing, you will LOVE this movie and I know some people will.

I Give This Movie 2 Thumbs Down! 

See Ya At The Movies!
Robby LeBlanc