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Tonight's special guest is Misty Reynolds from Spokane, Washington, a NAASCA volunteer and a survivor of child hood trauma from as early as she can remember until she was 18. She'd struggled with drugs and alcohol in her teens, cleaned up briefly when she got pregnant, and had a child in her senior year. "I went through the AmeriCorps program after graduation becoming a peer model at the school," she says. "Mentoring mediating and helping my peers get out of the chaos they lived in." But that didn't last long "I picked up the bottle where my step dad left off .. still functioning day to day to life." As Misty notes, "I married my last abuser and didn't know he was a pedophile until our son was 2." She explains, "I married him so I wouldn't have to testify against him for attempted strangulation." She cleaned up briefly during her second pregnancy, but relapsed when her son was 7 months old. Eventually she sought numbness, and began using meth. I cheated on my daughter's dad with my boy's father. "The next three years are still pretty blurry except the abuse. I remember that clearly." But her trauma didn't end there. As she implies, Misty is also a survivor of domestic violence. At various times she's worked with Betty Maxwell, a DV advocate in the community where she lived. Betty wanted her help to bring other survivors into her program. "The only problem was I couldn't stop using." And no wonder. "My mom was my supplier as well as my husband. I saw no escape so I continued to use." Misty's slowly but surely building back her life now however, noting, "I haven't worked in a long time due to PTSD and barely survived my ex-husband's wrath." We know she'll do well with NAASCA.
Listen 24/7 to Don Peters who served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Linguist in Central/South America until his service connected spinal cord injury in 1996. Don is Executive Director of Not Forgotten Outreach with Gold Star Widow and Army Veteran Kym Sanchez. Don talks about Taos Ski Valley week-long event, the Military Respite Center and how other Veteran organizations around the Nation can utilize the AmeriCorps NCCC teams to help Military Families.
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Entrepreneur/TV Star Jay Ellis of the hit TV show "The Game" joins the Million Dollar Mindset Talk Show on 9/17(Thursday) at 5pm-est. Call 646-716-9198 to ask Jay questions and stream live at http://tobtr.com/7929555 & www.hot947.com Don't miss this interview!
There’s a new game in town. Jay Ellis is the new series regular for the 6th season of the BET hit series, The Game, premiering March 2013. Ellis stars as the wide-eyed Bryce “Blueprint” Westbrook, a brilliant Stanford grad and recipient of the Heisman Trophy. The highly educated “Blueprint” is often the smartest guy in the room, which rubs his new teammates the wrong way. Jay can also be seen sharing the screen with Terrence Howard in the much-anticipated Farrelly Brothers film Movie 43. The film boasts an ensemble cast with some of the most remarkable actors working today. His other credits include guest-starring roles on Hart of Dixie, How I Met Your Mother, NCIS, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Born in Fort Sumter, South Carolina, Ellis is the only child of father, a career Sergeant in the US Air Force, and his mother, who is currently the COO of the Bank of Oklahoma. Just before high school, Jay and his family settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Metro Christian Academy where he excelled academically, in athletics, and as the class clown. His athletic abilities earned Ellis a basketball scholarship to Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. There he was elected student body President, spent 2 years working with AmeriCorps in Oregon, and completed a successful internship with the Portland Trailblazers before deciding to ultimately follow his childhood dream of becoming an actor.
This week, Cafe Inspiration with Bobby Dee, inspires with the Epitome of a GIVEr, DOer and SHAREr, Toiyan (TOI) M.Hendricks. Toi is a philanthropist and business developer, pianist, motivational speaker and Empowerment Coach. is also a newly established co-author. Her voice is one that has many tones: articulate and prophetic through spoken word, yet also musically inclined to collaborate a classical masterpiece with a rhythmic phrase of positive daily affirmations. Toi Hendricks, an inspirational, intuitive motivational speaker was publicly speaking at the early age of 14 and active politically for the City of Detroit. Leadership abilities were established quite early for Toiyan. Successfully completing high school by the age of 15 as valedictorian at Nancy Boykin Alternative Academy for Girls Class of 1993 with a 3.9 Gpa (Detroit, MI) was just the beginning of the "Real life" ahead. Her college experience began in Communications/Theater Arts at the early age of 16 at Wayne State University. She and her daughter Sha'Rae served and volunteered together in Wasthtenaw County." Various organizations such as Americorps, Americorps Vista, Washtenaw Family Support Network , SAFEHouse ( A Domestic Violence Project), Foster Care Services of Washtenaw County (Ann Arbor, Michigan), C.A.U.S.E. ( Consistent Autism Advocacy and Unconditional Support Environment), and Autism Speaks were all delightedly supported through volunteerism of over 3000 hours by not only Toi Hendricks but also accompanied by her daughter.
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Stepping Into My Power Blog Talk Radio with Host, Dr. Imani Ma'at, is back on June 10th, 9pm EST, bringing important and exciting discussions with experts in Health, Wellness and Youth Empowerment! First up is Ms. Terra Gay who will be speaking about the First Annual Be The Change Atlanta Youth Summit to be held in Atlanta on June 27, 2015.
Terra Gay has a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of young people. She is currently the Senior Director of Education and Youth Opportunity for The Points of Light. She is also is President and CEO for The Ngambika Academy. A graduate of Emory University, she served in local schools as a mentor and tutor, which led her to over a decade with the National Service Movement, via AmeriCorps and VISTA programs. She has been a Language Arts teacher and Learning Community Leader (Assistant Principal) within the alternative education system. She went on to earn Primary certification for International Baccalaureate education, working with the International Community School; which sparked her desire to become a greater advocate for young displaced people. Terra in April 2011, published her first children’s book, If Tomorrow Comes and I Am Gone. She was inspired to write a book that would help families and children, who are or have been battling cancer, understand, adjust, and cope with the diagnosis.
She has most recently formed Be The Change Atlanta, which is an intergenerational collaborative of students, professionals, community activists and youth advocates dedicated to empowering youth and demonstrating that all lives matter. Be The Change seeks to engage youth and community members in supporting and inspiring youth to become change agents.
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We're really excited to bring Sue Vittner on the show this week to talk about her new book:
From Your Vision Board
to Your Bedroom
Using the Law of Attraction
to Find True Love
Sue's goal is to help you experience more love than you’ve ever dreamed possible by giving you tools and techniques to help you connect to the deepest most spiritual and joyous parts of yourself.
She helps clients discover the love that they are, while supporting them on their journey to attracting the love we all desire.
Sue Vittner is the author of, From Your Vision Board to Your Bedroom: Using the Law of Attraction to Find True Love, her new book coming out November 11, 2014. She was trained as a Life Coach through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in 2007. She became a Massage Therapist at the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in 2002, attended Muhlenberg College where she received a BA in English/Philosophy in 1995. Sue has been studying Law of Attraction and Unity principles for 15 years. Prior to being self employed, she worked as a janitor in Antarctica, a Case Manager for Refugees, and was part of the AmeriCorps program. For more about Sue visit www.suevittner.com
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Join me on Wednesday, October 8th at 5pm EST, as I chat with Bestselling Author, Catherine Ryan Hyde. She is the author of 25 published and forthcoming books. Her best-known novel, PAY IT FORWARD, was adapted into a major motion picture, chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into more than 23 languages for distribution in over 30 countries. She is founder and former president (2000-2009) of the Pay It Forward Foundation. As a professional public speaker she has addressed the National Conference on Education, twice spoken at Cornell University, met with Americorps members at the White House and shared a dais with Bill Clinton.
Catherine Ryan Hyde, was inspired to write Paw It Forward by her real-life dogs Jessie and Ella. In the book, Ella inspires kids to change the world through kindness by teaching them the concept of Paw It Forward through her adventures. Kids will learn what it means to Pay It Forward and come to understand how powerful kindness can be.
She is now working with a program called Paw it Forward. Cara Warren is the lady behind Paw It Forward LLC, and her company is doing exciting things for young people and dog lovers. A cause driven, lifestyle brand that values the human-animal bond and lives by the “Pay It Forward” philosophy – doing random acts of kindness without expecting anything in return.
Their mission? To celebrate great dogs who are changing the world! And, to spread the Paw It Forward message through their stories, add momentum? to the existing movement, and have a positive influence and impact on everyone engaged with the company and their brands.
Texas Congressman Refuses to Be Kept Away From Border Patrol Facility and Has a Message for Obama
McALLEN, Texas — While reporters were kept from entering the McAllen Border Patrol station on Saturday where roughly 1,000 illegal immigrants — mainly children — were being held, a local Texas congressman made clear he wasn’t going to be kept out, and spent several hours talking to the children and Border Patrol agents inside.
Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, told TheBlaze he wanted to see for himself the difficult conditions the Border Patrol agents are dealing with concerning the large migration of people from Central America to the U.S. over the past eight months. He also wanted to check on the condition of the children being temporarily housed in the overcrowded facility in the Rio Grande Valley border sector.“I’ve been saying, ‘Use the nonprofits, use the churches don’t just use the taxpayers’ dollars to take care of these young kids,’” Cuellar said. “[President Barack Obama] still has a long way to go to improve this. Don’t just listen to the words of the bureaucrats up there in Washington, listen to the men and women that work here. The men and women of the Border Patrol know what’s going on here.”Another facility is expected to open July 11 to process the children who are now being held with adults at the McAllen station. In the past several weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the national service program AmeriCorps have sent specialists to help take care of the children’s needs and to alleviate some of the strain on the overworked agents..
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Oklahoma congressman denied access to facility housing illegal immigrant children..
We've talked about kindness here and we've talked about Belonging, volunteering is one way for you to do both while lifting your spirits and making a change in the world for the better! Essentially, YOU can CHANGE THE WORLD, simply by volunteering in any capacity.
Did you know that people who volunteer to help others actually live longer than people who do not volunteer? They also live longer than those who volunteer merely for self-satisfaction.
If you are unsure what to do or where to volunteer check this link out and it may help you get started: VolunteerMatch.org They will match you for positions in your area.
There are many agencies to join such as the following:
Points of Light
Habitat for Humanity
A Broader View Volunteers
The Salvation Army
Volunteers For Peace
If you don't see something you're interested in, keep looking until you find something. If you're interested in an organization or function go to them and see if they have any volunteer positions or suggest one as you offer your skills and when you can help! Connect with your Brilliance and Volunteer...you just might live longer!
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Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of 24 published and forthcoming books including, her bestsellers, Don’t Let Me Go, and Pay It Forward. Her two new novels,Take Me With You and The Language of Hoofbeats will be released in July and December of 2014. An avid hiker, traveler, and amateur photographer, she recently released her first book of photos entitled, “365 Days of Gratitude: Photos from a Beautiful World.”
Her best-known novel, Pay It Forward, was adapted into a major motion picture, chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into more than 23 languages for distribution in over 30 countries. She is the founder and former president of the Pay It Forward Foundation. As a professional public speaker she has addressed the National Conference on Education, twice spoken at Cornell University, met with Americorps members at the White House and shared a dais with Bill Clinton. Visit her website at www.catherineryanhyde.com
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NICK CANNELL, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Konbit Mizik, talks with Jennie Walker about his non-profit music organization focused on bringing music programs to Haiti to harness the universal power of music to foster education, workforce development, and artistic expression for Haiti’s most vulnerable youth.
Nick graduated from Colgate University in 2002 with a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish. After college, he served as an Americorps Volunteer and currently works as the Media Director at HRHCare, a network of non-profit community health centers serving primary and preventive health care to over 100,000 people per year throughout New York State. Nick also works as a freelance filmmaker, writer, and graphic designer, supports the fundraising efforts of numerous non-profit organizations in the US and in Haiti, and is a candidate for Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Baruch College, CUNY in New York City.
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