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Hello and welcome to my personal blog!!

This blog in various forms and formats has been in existence since 2000.

As for why this is called Viva La Vida, it means “live the life” in Spanish, but it is a salute to living life to the fullest. And my hope is that you will live life to the fullest!

See some of what I do


Designing Websites to Make YOUR Business SHINE

After designing and securing websites for multi-million dollar companies, MJ Schrader founded Media Guard Group. Helping business owners have a site that looks great while being easy enough for them to maintain, and each has layers of design, branding and security.

MJ Schrader - Author

Author of Motivational Books and More

This is just the first of many books.

Due to my Love of helping people with technology there are also reports available on Amazon by MJ Schrader that were written or co-written for various companies I’ve worked to help them reach a wider audience

Speaker WordPress, Websites, Motivation and Fun

Speaker  WordPress, Websites, Motivation and Fun

While I don’t have any images of me speaking, I have been asked to speak on radio and at live events.  Use the contact form if you would like for me to speak at your next event.

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Latest Blog Posts

Why I Say “Thank You”

What if we all started to appreciate the people in our lives? What if we realized how the little things are often more important than the big, and appreciated those and the giver too? Would lives change? Would the world change? Would there be more love in the world? Appreciation takes so little time, so little effort and yet the impact is big.

Weak Knees and Other Weak Links

We learn to enhance our strengths and hide our flaws. This is partially a defense system, partially because we like to be appreciated and have people see us as skilled and so we hide our weaknesses. However sometimes in hiding our weaknesses, we enable them to grow.

Changing and Staying the Same

If you are feeling irrelevant, you aren’t… but something in your life does need to change. and It’s ok to say, I don’t know where I’m headed, but I can take this step… and wait and see where the path leads