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My Top Five

Vicki Gunvalson explains her 10 Secrets to Success.

Lauri's wedding was magical. She looked like a princess and extremely happy. I'm glad that they decided to have it at their home, as it was much more intimate and romantic than a wedding in a building. I am so happy that Lauri has finally found the man that truly makes her content and happy. I am confident they will be together for forever. It was also great seeing Jo at Jeana's. I hadn't seen her for a while, so it was nice that she was able to stop by and see us all. It was like "good ol' times." And here are my Top Five Favorite Moments from this season:

1. Taking my kids, Lauren, and Colby to Puerto Vallarta and doing the canopy/zip lining with them. What a blast!

2. Moving my office from my home to a building. This was a big step for me in building my career and separating work from home.

3. Taking my assistant Tammy for a makeover. She looked fabulous when it was done.

4. Taking Jeana and Tammy with Donn and I to the river. That was a great weekend, and I know they loved it.

5. Bringing Michael to Seattle to visit my "team" for Coto Financial. Having Michael take an interest in pursuing this for a career was awesome and I was very proud of him.

Also, I just recorded my "10 Secrets to Success," which is a free audio download available when you enroll in my newsletter at www.vickigunvalson.com. I have recently hired a business success coach to assist me in building "LIFE with Vicki" and am excited for you to be a part of this new journey with me. We interviewed other business professionals to find out their secrets to success and have found a common thread amongst them all. I am excited about this new endeavor and look forward to you 'LIVING INSPIRED FULLY ENGAGED!"

Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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