Monthly Archives: April 2016

//April

I’m not really a Doctor!

2016-04-30T09:10:36+00:00Saturday, April 30, 2016|

Love the Line - I'm not really a doctor, I just play one on TV! It must have been amazing to work on the set of ER or Chicago Hope and play doctor - well this week I got to "play" doctor in the controversial film Blurred Lines focusing on the rights of TransGender - my character is not very sympathetic - so you'll have to watch to see how it turns out!  

Nurses love Spingym

2016-04-26T15:50:10+00:00Tuesday, April 26, 2016|

We Love Nurses! For industries with aging employees, such as nursing, the goal of a healthy workforce may be even more important to mitigate health changes associated with aging and to help nurses retain their ability to manage the physical demands of caring for patients. The average age of a nurse in the US is nearing 50 years (American Nursing 2011).  Trusted professionals such as nurses have a distinct opportunity to educate not only patients, but also each other, about healthy lifestyle choices that incorporate a balance of exercise and proper nutrition. At the regional nursing convention I had the chance to teach more than 200 nurses how to SpinGym (especially wonderful as my daughter Makenna helped as well) The response was extraordinary and many plan to incorporate the workout into their daily routine and for patients that can handle it as well -- a win / win all round! www.SpinGym.com

Cooking from the Heart – TV Pilot

2017-08-12T15:51:48+00:00Saturday, April 16, 2016|

What a treat to work with chef and cardiac interventialist Dr Mike Fenster - he is called the GrassRoots Gourmet   Innovative Tasty Food, FAST ! Follow us and Dr Mike and I created delicous meals with spices found around the world.  We step by step lay out the recipes so YOU can be a superstar chef in YOUR own kitchen. Please also ask any questions and tell me about YOUR favorite recipes so we can feature you as  ForbesFactor Guest Chef!  

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

2018-10-20T23:37:42+00:00Saturday, April 16, 2016|

This Paleo Pumpkin Bread recipe is a staple for the holidays. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, extremely moist, deliciously spiced and smells amazing coming out of the oven. It’s a one-bowl, no-fail recipe that you’ll make again and again. I rarely have recipes turn out perfect on first attempt, but this paleo pumpkin bread recipe did just that. The base on this paleo pumpkin bread recipe – almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, salt, butter (or coconut oil) and vanilla extract. But instead of mashed bananas we’ll used organic canned pumpkin and instead of honey we’ll use maple syrup. Then, we’ll add a good amount of pumpkin spice and call it a day. The best part about this recipe is that it only takes one bowl. Just add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to quickly blend everything together. Pour it into your loaf pan (you can get fancy with this loaf pan) and place it in the oven. Super easy. When it comes out of the oven your kitchen will smell divine. And needless to say, it’s the perfect breakfast bread to serve up for Thanksgiving. Or any fall weekend. I top my Paleo Pumpkin [...]

Scientific Reasons to GO TO THE BEACH!

2017-08-12T15:51:48+00:00Friday, April 15, 2016|

BEACH, SUN, FUN and YOUR HEALTH! 1. You're more relaxed along the coast Look at the picture. Stress free, right? The very sight of it can subconsciously calms you...  Pictures of urban landscapes elicited activity in the parts of our brains associated with stress, studies have shown participants who were shown nature pictures had heightened activity in the parts associated with “positive outlook, emotional stability and the recollection of happy memories.”  Its warm, fresher air and as long as you don't take you laptop -- you WILL be more relaxed! 2. Water returns us to our natural state                        We’re connected to water from the onset of life. Babies’ bodies are 75 percent water. As we age, we become drier (only 60 percent), but our brains are still three-fourths water and even our bones are 31 percent water. Simply - When you see or hear the ocean, you know “you’re in the right place.” 3. Blue, it turns out, is the world’s favorite color.  A 2003 research project that surveyed 232 people from around the world about their associations with various colors. Forty-two percent of men said blue was their favorite color, while 35 [...]

Die Hard explodes my House!

2017-08-12T15:51:48+00:00Wednesday, April 13, 2016|

This is a unique Forbes Riley story about how I chose to remodel my Los Angeles house - by blowing it up! As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, veteran cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) carries out another routine assignment: bringing in a computer hacker (Justin Long) for questioning. Meanwhile, a tech-savvy villain named Thomas Gabriel (Timothy Olyphant) launches an attack on America's computer infrastructure. As chaos descends around him, McClane must use old-fashioned methods to fight the high-tech threat. Release date: June 22, 2007 (USA)

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters

2017-08-12T15:51:48+00:00Tuesday, April 5, 2016|

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Vision: all children achieve success in life. Mission: provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Accountability: by partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships • Avoidance of risky behaviors • Educational success Our Programs Start Something Here's the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are: more confident in their schoolwork performance able to get along better with their families 46% less likely to begin using illegal [...]

Dress for Success

2017-08-12T15:51:48+00:00Tuesday, April 5, 2016|

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 145 cities in 20 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Find your local affiliate here and discover how you can donate clothes, support the organization financially, get involved as a volunteer or help in other ways.  If we are not operating in your community yet, learn how to start a Dress for Success in your area! Dress for Success Worldwide is located in New York and oversees our global affiliate network.  Click on the links below to learn about our organization and how you can support us.

Forbes Riley Production Studios

2017-08-12T15:51:49+00:00Sunday, April 3, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Its Very exciting OWNING a TV Studio WELCOME TO THE STUDIO WHERE IDEAS COME TO LIFE 5000 sq. ft. full-service television, media and production hub, complete with a 2500 sq. ft. sound stage, 450 sq. ft. green screen and conference/event space available for rent. It started out as a dream... and a drawing! ABOUT US Our studios are the brain child of Forbes Riley - Broadway, television and film star and 20-year veteran of branded television campaigns, grossing sales totals of more than $2 billion. At the core of her success, Forbes says, “I’m a communicator. I know how to reach people and engage them. It doesn’t matter what media I use—TV, film, stage, radio—it’s about connecting with people.”  Forbes isn’t only interested in being in front of the camera, though. Her newest project is Forbes Riley Studios. A 5000 sq. ft. full-service television, media and production hub, complete with a sound stage, 450 sq. ft. green screen and conference/event space available for rent.  Forbes Riley Studios is a unique interactive center for television, film and media production also offering state-of-the-art teleconferencing capabilities with an emphasis on high security and privacy for [...]

SpinGym Class is Invigorating!

2017-08-12T15:51:49+00:00Saturday, April 2, 2016|

SpinGym class is invigorating, fun and empowering. Its hard to imagine that such a small product can have such a huge impact on people’s life but that is the journey of Forbes Riley’s SpinGym.   It has been scientifically proven to active all the upper body muscles simulataneously and thus burning fat fast and boosting metabolism. No other handheld fitness product has produced such a huge impact and more than 1 million users are taking the SpinGym lifestyle to new heights. SpinGym class is invigorating, fun and empowering. Its hard to imagine that such a small product can have such a huge impact on people’s life but that is the journey of Forbes Riley’s SpinGym. It has been scientifically proven to active all the upper body muscles simulataneously, burning fat fast and boosting metabolism. No other handheld fitness product produces such a huge impact! To date than 1 million users are taking the SpinGym lifestyle to new heights. Do YOU have yours yet? www.SpinGym.com