Gail Stolzenburg

Gail “The Connector” Stolzenburg

Welcome to Connections Now Newsletter!

In this issue:

Top Houston Area Networking and Training Events
Book Review – Empower Your Best Habits by Scott Allan
Five Action Monday: book, audio, quote, health, and product
Gut Matters eBook – Get your complimentary copy
Did you miss . . . . Featuring recordings of previous events
Red O’Laughlin on “8 Natural Remedies Reducing Headache Pain”
Houston West Chamber events
Senior Resource Group events
and more.


TOP Houston Area Networking Events

Wed Sep 21 Katy Business Connections 8:30 am Harris County Smokehouse, 222 Grand Parkway just south of I-10. Go to


Wed Sep 21 Toolbox Ministries 11:30 am Lakeside Country Club 100 Wilcrest Dr. Speaker Michael Franzese, former Mob Captain of Colombo Crime Family,


Thur Sep 22 Governmental Affairs Luncheon 11:30 am Truluck’s 525-Westheimer,  Go to

Thur Sep
22 Senate District 17 Forum & Workshop is 7:00 pm, Trini Mendenhall, 1414 Wirt Rd. featuring Alex Mealer for Harris County Judge, Jack Cagle for Harris County Commissioner Precinct 4, Kyle Scott for Harris County Treasurer, Dr. Johnny Teague for CD 7 plus a workshop for conservatives. RSVP required. For tickets email

Tues Sep 27 Brunch & Business With Jeffrey 10:00 am  Millennium Tower  10375 Richmond.Register at

Wed Sep 28  Vertical Web Internet Marketing (Previously known as the SEO Internet Marketing Class) 11:00 am by Beth Guide. Go to or

Wed Sep 28 Katy Business Association Lunch 11:30 am Embassy Suites 16535 Katy Fwy, Katy

Wed Oct 05 Katy Christian Chamber Networking Lunch 11:30 am, Venue to be announced, Go to

Thur Oct 06 Fulshear Networth Business Networking 5:30 pm Register at

Tues OCT 11 The Senior Estate Concierge Central Chapter 8:30 am Brookdale Shadowlake, 2835 Shadowbriar. A resource and support group for seniors and their families. Speaker is Christian Fitsch-Mouras of 101 Mobility.

.Wed Oct 12 PDN – Personal Development Networking, a Houston West Chamber event is featuring Red O’Laughlin, Hiett Ives, Gail Stolzenburg, and more.  Join us on October 12th at 10:00 AM at Corner Bakery Cafe, 9311 Katy Fwy.Go to

Thur Oct 13 Richmond Networth Business Networking 5:30 pm Lopez Restaurant.  Go to Eventbrite for  richmond-networth-business-networking-monthly-mixer-tickets

Tues Oct 18
 at 5:30 pm InHouston Katy Business Professional Zoom Networking Mixer, Texas Borders, I-10 & Westgreen Blvd, Hosted by Newell Cheatheam. Contact

Wed Oct 19 HWCOC Rise & Grind 8:00 am  In-Person hosted at Cantina Laredo 11129 Westheimer Rd.  Go to

Thur Oct 20 CBFA Networking Lunch 11:30 am Ray’s Mexican Restaurant , 870 Mason Rd. Go to

Thur Oct 20 Katy Networth Business Networking 5:30 pm Baker St. Pub & Grill. Go to Eventbrite katy-networth-business-networking-monthly-mixer-tickets


Fri Oct 21 Katy Christian Chamber Breakfast 7:00 am Church on the Rock 433 Barker Cypress Road. Register at

Fri Nov 04 Salute To Veterans Luncheon 10:45 am HCC – West Houston Institute, Giving our business community an opportunity to recognize women and men who serve or have served in our military. Early bird pricing until July 4th


Did You Know Your Gut is Your Second Brain?

One of the top reasons most people lie awake at night is because of their own health or a family member’s health. Hippocrates said “All health begins in your gut”. If your commitment for 2022 is improving your health, this is the book that will help you reach optimum health. To receive a complimentary copy, email with “Gut Matters” in the subject.

Brad Sugars Growth Coach Event
with over 400 business owners and reps at Westin Memorial featuring Brand Sugars, founder of Action Coach with over 1,000 offices and Doug Winnie, Top Action Coach. Picture with Brad taken at a prior event. Watch this newsletter for more events to make connections.

Links for Information –



Regularly Scheduled Networking Events

Houston West Region – When I was Education Director there were 42 Chapters, 1,134 members, $66,000 average income. Find a chapter near you and visit. Go to

CBFA Live Lunches  11:30 – 1pm Go to

2nd Thurs – Los Tios Restaurant 9527 Westheimer (Tanglewilde Ctr)
3rd Thurs – Ray’s Mexican Restaurant 870 S. Mason Rd., Katy TX.
3rd Wed – Giannina’s Pizza and Catering 9740 Barker Cypress (Barker Cypress and Tuckerton), Cypress, TX.$10 per person – Includes pasta, pizza, salad and a drink
1st Thur –  The Flying Saucer 15929 City Walk , Sugar Land (1st entrance on Hwy 6 @ hwy59)

Meeting for resources & solution providers for seniors & their families 34% of Americans are over 50 years of age which qualifies them as seniors.
1. NW Chapter – Leaders;  Troy Williams & Jason Blevin – 2nd Tuesday  8:30-10:00am –  Happier At Home – 8203 Willow Place Dr. Houston 77070
2. SW Chapter – Leaders; Mike Wingfield & Suzanne Coates – 1st Tuesday 8:30-10:00am – Brookdale First Colony – 16900 Lexington Blvd, SugarLand
3. SE Chapter – Leaders; Dawn Bloomer & Cindy Endres – 1st Wednesday 9:00-10:30am – Brookdale Pearland – 2121 Scarsdale Blvd, Pearland, TX 77581
4. Central Chapter – Leaders – Steve King & Gail Stolzenburg – 2nd Tuesday 8:30-10:00am – Brookdale Shadowlake –  2835 Shadowbriar Dr, Houston
5. ALL Members – Leaders; Bill Graff & Marian Lasalle – 4th Tuesday 9:00-10:30am – Belmont Village Hunters Creek – 7667 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX

Every Wednesday 7:15 am Services Cooperative Association 7:15 am hosted by C. Dean Kring at Corner Bakery Cafe, 9311 Katy Fwy #H Join us for the Business Building Breakfast Wednesday, either in person or remotely via Skype with a 20% Cyber Monday discount.. Go to



Aging Masterfully Seminar
Austin UP and Austin Public Library have partnered to present this in-person seminar series featuring professionals who will guide attendees through the issues and solutions to help prepare the community for the future of aging.
SEP 20, 2022
10:30 AM12:00 PM


Lunch & Learn with Amberlin Georgetown
Have lunch with Amberlin Georgetown and learn about their upcoming 55+ community.
SEP 20, 2022
12:30 PM1:30 PM

Houston Gerontological Society – Alzheimer Research Update
Richard Elbein, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Houston & Southeast Chapter, will give an update on the latest developments and hopes for new effective treatments
SEP 20, 2022
5:30 PM8:00 PM

2022 Greater Houston Senior Fest
Join Senior Trade Shows for a senior expo! Lots of resources for seniors, families, caregivers, and veterans. Their goal is to empower you!
SEP 21, 2022
10:00 AM2:00 PM

CSA Houston Leaders Network Monthly Mixer
Local professionals, businesses and community leaders are invited to attend Society of Certified Senior Advisors (CSA) Houston Leaders Network meeting held on the third Wednesday of each month to meet, network and learn about the senior industry
SEP 21, 2022
5:30 PM7:00 PM

2022 Aging Well Expo
Come join LT Senior Services for the annual Aging Well Expo!
SEP 27, 2022
8:30 AM12:30 PM

Yoga & Mimosas with Anthology of Tanglewood
Join Anthology of Tanglewood for a meditative yoga class followed by refreshing mimosas and fresh fruit in honor of International Women’s Health and Fitness Day.
SEP 28, 2022
11:00 AM1:00 PM

“Starry Night” Cocktail Event
The Village at Incarnate Word invites you to join them for a “Starry Night.” Enjoy socializing, entertainment and cocktails.
SEP 29, 2022
5:30 PM8:00 PM

Dementia Education Series: Health and Wellness Education Programs for Loved Ones with Dementia
Join Belmont Village Lakeway every month on the first Wednesday for an informative educational series about the most effective, evidence-based practices for managing the day-to-day care of your loved one with dementia.
OCT 5, 2022
11:00 AM1:00 PM

LT Senior Services Aging Adult Seminar Series
Join LT Senior Services for their Aging Adult Seminar Series every month on the second Tuesday!
OCT 11, 2022
10:30 AM12:00 PM


5 Action Monday

What I am reading –
Empower Your Best Habits by Scott Allan

What I am listening to –
Ep. 207: “Getting Free with Karma Yoga” (Apple Podcasts, Spotify) on the Ram Dass Here And Now podcast.

Health tips I am using –
Himalayan Salt is rock salt mined from the Punjab region of Pakistan. The salt, which often has a pinkish tint due to trace minerals, is primarily used as a food additive to replace refined table salt but is also used for cooking and food presentation, decorative lamps and spa treatments. Elvia and I use it for anything requiring salt.

Quote I am pondering –
“There’s no difference between a pessimist who says, ‘Oh, it’s hopeless, so don’t bother doing anything,’ and an optimist who says, ‘Don’t bother doing anything, it’s going to turn out fine anyway.’ Either way, nothing happens.”  Yvon Chouinard

Product I am reviewing – 
BioOmega (fish oil) – unique formula includes an extra dose of vitamin D and lemon oil to eliminate fishy after tastes. Health Benefits include:

  • Supports sound cardiovascular, immune, and joint health
  • Provides advanced and guaranteed levels of EPA and DHA—two long-chain omega-3 fatty acids important for memory and learning
  • Critical for promoting healthy pregnancies and healthy babies
  • Plays a role in many important cellular processes critical to the body’s healthy functioning

For more information contact


Mass Texting Communication System I am using –

If you use –

·        Phone – keep getting voice mail

·        US Mail – takes forever unless I use FedEx or UPS

·        Email – open rate of 17%. the others never open my emails

·        Text – 90% of my text messages are opened within 5 minutes


Cost for Mass Texting – $15 for 500, $25 for 1000
Go to


Eight Natural Options to Remedies That Reduce Headache Pain

Headaches! Some natural treatments work as well as drugs.

Over forty million Americans get headaches each year. Eight million of them will have to visit a doctor’s office. The most common type is the tension headache. The other two common types of headaches are migraines and clusters.
There are many drugs used to treat headaches. This link lists the most.

Natural Options

Drink Water
Headaches can be caused by dehydration.,and%20taking%20pain%20relief%20medication.

Relaxation Techniques
Tension headaches may be treated with several types of relaxation techniques.

Low levels of magnesium are also known to cause headaches.,transmitting%20chemicals%20in%20the%20brain.

Ginger Tea
Inflammation is another known cause of headaches. An anti-inflammatory such as ginger tea is known to work well.

Hot or Cold Compress
It is an individual’s choice to use hot or cold compresses. Place it on your forehead, temples, or back of your neck. I prefer a very hot shower to soak my neck, shoulder, and back muscles.,may%20have%20a%20similar%20effect.

Traditional treatment for many ailments is butterbur, Petasites hybridus.

Vitamin B2
A deficiency in the B vitamins can cause headaches. For example, a riboflavin deficiency (vitamin B2) appears to be more headache-inducing than other B vitamins.,next%20two%20months%2C%20researchers%20said.

Turn Off the Screen
Blue light can create eye strain and headaches. I bought a new computer monitor a while back and immediately had eye problems and headaches – within ten or twenty minutes. I bought a pair of blue-light filter glasses, and I can spend hours without any health issues. When you suspect that your electronic device might contribute to your headache, take a fifteen or twenty-minute break.

There are many causes of headaches. Treating a pathway that is not the cause of your headache may have no effect. For example, there may also be more than one cause – stress/muscle tension and blue light. Assess your life to determine what lifestyle changes might be needed. This link is a good one to review potential causes of headaches.

See your doctor when your headaches are increasing in frequency or severity or are interfering with your daily interactions.

Live Longer & Enjoy Life! – Red O’Laughlin – RedOLaughlin

For your copy of Red O’Laughlin’s presentation on Eye Health at PDN – Personal Development Networking, a Houston West Chamber event, go to

Book Review – Empower Your Best Habits by Scott Allan

Reshape Your Life and Change Your Behavior with the Power of Best Habits.

Your habits influence how you think, behave, act, and decide different things in life. They are crucial to the quality of your life.

This is why it is essential to know how to develop good habits in alignment with your desired lifestyle and goals because, only by building the right habits, can you live a joyful and prosperous life.

Empower Your Best Habits is a complete blueprint to understanding the significance of habits in your life and learning the hacks and strategies to build success, wealth, time management, growth mindset, spirituality, happiness, and growth habits.

In Empower Your Best Habits, transformational mindset strategist and peak performance trainer Scott Allan delivers key strategies to help you optimize, align and direct your actions to form the best habits necessary for developing a high-performance mindset.

In Empower Your Best Habits, you’ll discover…

  • The science behind habit formation—which will help you understand how habits work
  • The framework for building good habits and breaking bad ones
  • The art of developing a sticky habit
  • The best wealth habits to help you achieve financial abundance and prosperity
  • Spirituality habits so you develop a clear sense of direction in your life and achieve your purpose
  • Powerful habits for good health to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health

Empower Your Best Habits is a practical blueprint for understanding the significance of habits in your life. Now you will learn the tactics and strategies for building success, sustainable wealth, and long-term happiness while experiencing a new level of health, wealth, and spirituality.

With simple but effective tactics and strategies, you can now transform your life, work, health, and relationships…by cultivating one small habit at a time.


Have a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Safe Week!