Steve Bellin-Oka is the Poet Resident for 2019 for the National Parks Arts Foundation and Poetry Foundation

My own work deals with cultural memory and how traumatic national events such as the Civil War are remembered, misremembered, reimagined, and reinterpreted by Americans in later historical periods”

— Steve Bellin-Oka, Poets in Parks Resident

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US, June 20, 2019 / — The National Park Arts Foundation (NPAF), the Poetry Foundation, the National Parks Service, and the Gettysburg Foundation announce Steve Bellin-Oka as the 2019 Poets in Parks artist-in-residence. Poets in Parks is a unique partnership expressly designed and curated to raise the profile of poetry as a vibrant and modern public art. Bellin-Oka is the second Poets in Parks resident, and will spend one month in residency at Gettysburg National Military Park with a $1,000 stipend.

“The beauty and variety of United States national parks provide fertile ground for growing dialogue around poetry, shared history, and art as a public service,” said Stephen Young, program director at the Poetry Foundation. “We’re excited to have Mr. Bellin-Oka continue these conversations as the new Poets in Parks resident. The relationship between the past in present in his work is well-suited to Gettysburg, where history is both commemorated and alive.”

Gettysburg and Beyond

The National Park Service’s cultural mandate to recognize and foster a democratic and participatory dialogue through the arts has never been more important. The current national debate about the representation and memorial of Civil War history provides an opportunity for education and discussion.

Bellin-Oka’s poems written during the residency will expand those conversations. He will begin his month-long residency at Gettysburg National Military Park in September, writing, leading workshops, and sharing his poetry in a public reading on October 11, 2019. After his residency, he will travel to Washington, D.C. and to the Poetry Foundation in Chicago in May, 2020 on a poetry tour with the first Poets in Parks resident, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo.

A Poet Connected to the Past

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Bellin-Oka grew up surrounded by Civil War battlefields; he takes the not-so-ghostly presences of history seriously, and intends to explore them during his time at Gettysburg.

“My own work deals with cultural memory and how traumatic national events such as the Civil War are remembered, misremembered, reimagined, and reinterpreted by Americans living in later historical periods,” said Bellin-Oka. “As William Faulkner puts it in his novel Absalom, Absalom, ‘maybe nothing ever happens once and is finished.’ In other words, the past is never just the past—it co-exists with the present and shapes it, like double exposure on a piece of film.”

He plans to write poems that imagine Abraham Lincoln preparing to give The Gettysburg Address, the experiences of soldiers on both sides, and new works in response to Civil War poems of the battlefield.

Bellin-Oka earned his MFA from the University of Virginia and his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. He currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he is a 2019 Tulsa Artists Fellow, awarded by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. His debut collection, Instructions for Seeing a Ghost, won the 2019 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, and will be published by the University of North Texas Press in 2020.

About the Poetry Foundation 

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit

Follow the Poetry Foundation and Poetry on Facebook at or on Twitter @PoetryFound.

About the National Park Arts Foundation

The National Park Arts Foundation is a nonprofit organization offering artist-in-residence programs, museum in-loan programs, and workshops nationwide at a number of national parks. For more information, please visit To apply to open programs, please visit

About the Gettysburg Foundation

The Gettysburg Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic, educational organization operating in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site, and to educate the public about their significance.

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Mother's Child – The Nightmare Discovery of Mitochondrial Disease

A fictional retelling, of the factual events, of what it means for a family accused of child abuse.

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED_STATES, June 19, 2019 / — Mother’s Child, by author and publisher Michael Conant, explores the challenges of a family with a child with an undiagnosed disease.

After serving as the president of CureMito, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting research and awareness of mitochondrial disease, Mr. Conant planned to write a scene for one of the board member’s daughters who attended an arts high school in Pomona, CA. Further discussion turned that project idea into a one-act play. After life got in the way, and the daughter graduated from high school, the project morphed into a book. Flash forward to after four years of procrastination, a year of thinking about it, and 18 months of writing, editing, and re-writing, and Mother’s Child finally came to fruition, launching in March of this year.

“I had the book in my head for four years. It bothered me that this promise had gone unfulfilled for so long and, after launching my publishing company and working with many talented editors and authors, I found I had run out of excuses for putting it off. Finally, I found the discipline to make it happen.” Said Mr. Conant.

The novel evolves around the fictional Gallagher family and is told through the voice of June Gallagher, the mother of Ernie, a child sick with many unidentified ailments. The story opens as June becomes a reluctant hero, saving a child from a burning car that is involved in a horrific accident. That opening scene proves poignant as much of the remainder of the book focuses on June, along with the rest of her family, husband Tim and daughter Elsie, as she tries desperately to save her son Ernie from an unknown disease.

As the novel continues, we share the family’s struggles with the disease, as well as with overly ambitious family services, interfering hospital staff, and a doctor who’s ignorance of mitochondrial disease leads to unfounded accusations of child abuse. As Mr. Conant notes, “The characters may be fictional, but the story accurately represents what too many families go through when their child is diagnosed with mitochondrial disease.”
Mr. Conant adds, “I wanted the novel to be a story about a family; about a woman finding her inner strength and voice, about developing friendship from unexpected places, and about the humor of life that goes on within the struggles of having a sick child. I wanted to write a story that anyone could identify with and that would stick to their hearts – not just a book about mitochondrial disease, but about life.”

Mother’s Child is available on Amazon, B&N, Indie Bound, and most book retailers.

About the Author

Michael Conant is the publisher and founder of Incorgnito Publishing Press. Before entering the world of book publishing, Michael spent over twenty years in b2b publishing. He served as a circulation, sales, and marketing executive, managing products across several industries, with a concentration in financial publications.

Prior to his foray into publishing, Michael pursued his love of theater as an actor, singer, director, and producer at regional theaters, dinner theaters, and at several Off-Off Broadway theaters. Michael introduced New York audiences to the American premier of Hal Shaper’s musical adaptation of Jane Eyre, which featured Michael as Rochester along with a very young Alyssa Milano as his ward, Adelle.

Shortly after moving to Pasadena, CA, Mr. Conant was introduced to Cure Mito, an organization of “Mito Moms” dedicated to funding Mitochondrial Disease research in support of Dr. Richard Boles at Los Angeles Children's Hospital. Michael helped the group secure non-profit status and was elected as the organization’s first president.
Mr. Conant is also the co-author of David Margrave: The plumber who outwitted the IRS.

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Author Tschanna Taylor to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2019 / — We may have had people tell us what we can’t do, what we're not able to do, what you're not going to do. Women will often stay stuck right there, but we don't have to believe what we’re told.

Of course, our biggest struggle is how to heal from the hurts from that past, breaking down those self-limiting beliefs to move forward.

Tschanna Taylor is fiercely committed to helping women redefine, reaffirm, and rebuild their mess into their masterpiece.

Tschanna is the author of H. E. R. Extreme Makeover: Reflections of Healing, Equipping, and Restoring Messes to Masterpieces. Geared towards women of all ages, races and backgrounds, H. E. R. Extreme Makeover

“The things that we deal with as women in our adult life extend as far back as childhood,” says Tschanna. “I've had an opportunity to look back over my life and the different experiences I had growing up watching my mother go through domestic violence and not being able to do anything to help her. Those feelings of fear, doubt, resentment, abandonment, isolation, distrust, spilled over into my teenage years and later into adulthood. I wasn’t sure of who I was called to be. These are generational patterns and habits and behaviors.

“When you get sick and tired of being sick and tired, eventually you'll find a way to a different result,” says Tschanna. “That's the purpose of this book, to show people that your past doesn’t have to continue to follow you, to haunt you. And if you change your mindset of how you look at these things, your mess can truly become a masterpiece.”

Tschanna is the Founder and CEO of Tschanna Taylor Enterprises, LLC, home of the Kingdom Adventure Publishing Company, Tschanna’s mission is carried out in her writing, speaking, seminars, and products for other women to live their God-given purpose to their fullest potential.

Tschanna, also known as a Purpose Engineer™, has a Certified Christian Life, Certified Relationship & Marriage, and a Certified Pre-Martial certificate from the HIScoach Training Academy. She also received certification as a Health & Wellness Coach with J.J. Smith of the Green Smoothie Cleanse Leadership School. As life coach, Tschanna, assist women to redefine, reaffirm and rebuild their life’s mess into a masterpiece.

“Just like a makeover you need a foundation, some optimism and some reflection,” says Tschanna. “The rebuilding comes when we take the necessary tools to help us map out where we are moving and set some goals. It's an everyday process that you've got to fight through to make sure that you're not stuck where you once were.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Tschanna Taylor in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on June 21st at 1pm EST.

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If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389.

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Ageless Authors Writing Contest Honors Dozen Top Texas Senior Writers

Texas prize winners 2019

Dallas-area senior writers Rosanne Gordon and Tank Gunner were among a dozen Texans honored for their outstanding work in the 2019 Ageless Authors Writing Contest.

Team leader Ann Howells

Dallas poet Ann Howells led the poetry team for Ageless Authors.

Team leader Jane Giddan

Carrollton author Jane Giddan oversaw judges from around the world.

Cash prizes announced for international competition in five different writing categories

The quality of this year’s submissions is off the chart.”

— Executive Director Larry Upshaw

DALLAS, TX-TEXAS, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2019 / — “Estate Sale,” a humorous short story by Rosanne Gordon of Dallas, won a cash prize in the 2019 Ageless Authors International Writing Contest exclusively for senior writers age 65 and older. This short story is one of a dozen entries from Texas writers and poets honored by the group.

The 2019 contest awarded first, second and third cash prizes in five different categories for a total of 15 cash prize winners. With the judging finished, 75 outstanding writers from around the world are being honored at the group’s website,

Ageless Authors is a Dallas, Texas-based organization dedicated exclusively to encouraging and promoting the work of senior writers. The group’s third contest, which ended in April, includes writing in Memoir, Humor, Adventure, Romance and Poetry. Participants include top professional writers as well as those who have never sold any of their writing.

Gordon won third prize in the Humor category. Texans receiving honorable mentions are Tank Gunner of Duncanville and Claire Hart-Palumbo of Houston (Romance); Brenda Guyton of Dallas (Humor) and Scooter Smith of Dallas (Humor and Memoir); and Stephen Dunn of Dallas (Poetry).

The prolific Gunner submitted entries in several categories and was “recognized” for an entry along with Michelle Ferrer of Plano and Leah Rae Lake of Austin (Romance); Glenn Thaxton of Dallas (Humor); Zandra Mink-Fuller of Burleson and Nick Sweet of Shepherd (Poetry).

“The quality of this year’s submissions is off the chart,” says Larry Upshaw, Executive Director of Ageless Authors. “It is only fitting that we honor a greater number of elderly writers who created these wonderful stories and poems.”

Local author Jane Giddan and poet Ann Howells led Ageless Authors’ international panel of writers, editors and publishers, numbering more than 40 judges this year, who read and evaluated each entry. The best work will be published later this year in the third collection of Ageless Authors Anthology. The first book is available now at and The second anthology will be released this summer.

In addition, all entrants will receive the comments of the judges who reviewed their submissions.

Ageless Authors offers writing contests and anthology publishing as well as ghostwriting and publishing services to older writers. “Many of our members have used other services and felt they were not treated fairly,” says Upshaw, who has more than 50 years of experience as a journalist, author and marketing executive. “We are growing a community of seasoned senior writers who help each other become successful.”

The best overall entry will be awarded the second annual Bivona Prize, named for the late co-founder of Ageless Authors, novelist and poet Ginnie Siena Bivona. The cash award for winning this prize is $250.

The next Ageless Authors writing contest will open for submissions in the fall. The writing categories for the next contest will be different from the just-completed contest. To view the rules and guidelines for that next contest, go to later this year.

“Because we feature only older writers, we are a showcase for their writing,” says Upshaw. “No one else exclusively promotes senior writers and they enjoy competing against each other. We are also becoming a place that publishers go to find outstanding senior writing for magazines and writing collections.”

Larry W Upshaw
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R4G Launches Pilot Program to Help Fund Fun Mom Business in L.A. Authored By Parrish Walsh Authored By Parrish Walsh

We're Using Recruiting Placements to Help Fund Mom Start-Ups in LA

We’re Using Recruiting Placements to Help Fund Mom Start-Ups in LA Founded By an Awesome Mom Founded By an Awesome Mom

Staffing agency, Recruiting for Good has been funding 'Our Moms Work,' community service; and now is helping fund 'Fiction Jewelry' a business by Parrish Walsh.

We're excited to help Parrish Walsh realize her dream to positively impact the community thru her creative jewelry designs.”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 / — Recruiting for Good (RG4) is working to help fund local causes. Since, October 2017 has been funding 'Our Moms Work,' a cost free career mentoring service. And now is launching a pilot program to help fund fun mom businesses that make a difference. Our first mom business is 'Fiction Jewelry' founded by Parrish Walsh.

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder Carlos Cymerman, “At R4G our mission has always been to find talented professionals kickass jobs they love. We are grateful to do the same for Parrish find joy at work; and realize her dream to positively impact the community thru her creative jewelry designs."

How Recruiting for Good Funds Mom Businesses

Carlos Cymerman, adds "We will be using recruiting placements to help fund 'Fiction Jewelry's' marketing, PR, and social media with another mom owned business, Hype a boutique communications agency that provides services to creative companies."


Recruiting for Good is a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals awesome jobs they love, since 1998. Companies retain us to find them the best talent in Accounting/Finance, Engineering, and Information Technology, Marketing, and Sales.

We're Celebrating Women…Since October 2017, Recruiting for Good has been sponsoring 'Our Moms Work,' a cost free career mentoring service, based in Santa Monica. Want to enter the workforce, unhappy at your current job, or looking to strategize about a promotion?…Can't talk to your boss, or your significant other?…Let's meet for coffee, we love to listen and help to learn more visit

'Fiction Jewelry' Authored By and Founded by Parrish Walsh, "I believe that self expression can transform us and empower us. There is so much beauty and freedom when we reflect our true selves. I make jewelry because of and for that reason."

Hype is a boutique communications agency that provides brand-strategic PR, Marketing and Social Media services to creative companies. We provide an extremely hands-on approach to client service and a collaborative philosophy that positions us as a preferred resource to members of the media. Dedicated to the entertainment industry as a community, Hype is committed to keen storytelling and promoting the creative process.

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What Does a Copyright Mean, and What Are the Different Types?

Trademark & IP Attorneys

Intellectual Property Attorneys

A copyright gives exclusive rights to persons who create original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, and other intellectual works.

Copyright law does not apply to facts and ideas. Instead, it protects the representation of facts and ideas.”

— Alex Sluzas, Esq.


What is a Copyright?

A copyright ascertains exclusive rights to persons who create original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other intellectual works. Being a form of intellectual property law, it applies to both published and unpublished works.

Copyright law does not apply to facts and ideas. Instead, it protects the representation of facts and ideas. Works that are still intangible and not rendered onto a physical medium are just ideas and therefore not entitled to copyright protection.

Unlawful usage of works protected by the copyright law is known as copyright infringement. In case of infringement, you can seek the help of a copyright attorney. Copyright lawyers help clients apply for copyrights and represent them in disputes over copyrighted material.

Copyright offers the owner exclusive right to:

-Reproduce the work in copies
-Prepare imitative works based upon the original work.
-Distribute copies of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership or by rental, lease, or lending
-Perform the work publicly if it is a literary, musical, dramatic, or choreographic work
-Display the work publicly if it is a pictorial, graphic, audio-visual or sculptural work. This right also applies to the still images of a motion picture or other audiovisual creations.
-Broadcast the work publicly using a digital audio transmission if the work is a sound recording

Copyright law applies to the following:
-Literary works
-Musical works
-Dramatic works
-Choreographic works
-Artistic works
-Motion pictures and other audiovisual works
-Sound recordings
-Architectural works
-Literary Works

Section 101 of the Copyright Act defines “literary works” as “works, other than audiovisual works, expressed in words, numbers, or other verbal or numerical symbols or indicia, regardless of the nature of the material objects, such as books, periodicals, manuscripts, phonorecords, film, tapes, disks, or cards, in which they are embodied.”
Works termed as “literature,” such as novels, poems, stories, essays, etc.

Written work like catalogs, reference books and databases are also applicable for copyright protection. On the Internet, this definition of literary work includes emails, blog posts, online forums posts, and even computer programs.

Musical Works

“Musical works" include the instrumental component of the work as well as any accompanying words. According to Section 115 of the Copyright Act, musical works should have “compulsory licensing” once they have been released to the public. These compulsory licenses allow any musician to perform or record their own version of a song without getting permission from the original songwriter.

Dramatic Works

Any work of action, with or without words or music that can be performed before an audience falls under the category of “Dramatic works.” Dramatic works include plays, screenplays, scripts, choreographic notation, choreographic shows and scenarios for a film (but not the film itself). Any work that is intended to be performed dramatically and has been recorded in some form is qualified for copyright protection. Copyright owners of dramatic works possess the right to reproduce, publish, publicly perform, communicate or adapt their works.

Artistic Works

Artistic work commonly includes pictorial, graphic and sculptural works. Artistic works are protected by various statutory rights pursuant to section 32 of the Copyright Act 1968. Some examples provided by this section include paintings and drawings, sculptures, crafts, architectural plans and buildings; and photographs; and maps and plans. Digital illustrations also fall under this category.

Motion Pictures and Other Audiovisual Works

"Audiovisual work," involves anything which combines both images (visual) and recorded sound (audio). The category of "audio-visual works" includes not just movies. Everything from movies to slideshows to video podcasts—anything that is meant to be visually presented (be it on a projector, TV or computer screen) that consists of recorded sound and images.

Sound Recordings

Sound recordings are defined by the Copyright Act as "works that result from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds, but not including the sounds accompanying a motion picture or other audio-visual work.”

Unlike musical works copyright, which protects the musical notes that make up a song, the actual recording of that performed notation is protected as a sound recording. That is, an actual recording of the song onto a physical medium (the CD, tape, mp3 file, etc.) is considered a sound recording. Sounds can also include speeches, sound effects, and audio books.

Architectural Works

The architectural work category protects the design of a building in architectural blueprints, architectural drawings, and even buildings themselves. In the case of architectural works, copyright can protect the work’s general form as well as the arrangement and composition of spaces and elements in the design. Buildings meet the general requirements for copyright protection if they are not just basically functional but have adequately original design.

If you are in need of a copyright lawyer, contact the offices of Paul & Paul for all of your intellectual property needs. Call toll-free at 866-975-7231 to receive a consultation today.

About the Author:
Alex Sluzas, of Paul & Paul, is an Intellectual Property Rights attorney. His experience encompasses a variety of practice areas, including Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights. Mr. Sluzas has comprehensive litigation experience in a diverse array of technical areas. He has specialized in the study of liquid crystals and physical polymer chemistry. A former senior scientist and trademark counsel with Rohm and Haas Co., his focus areas include: polymers, resins, monomers, alloys, coatings, tertiary and quaternary wastewater treatment, printed circuit board cleaners, and other solvents. He has experience in mechanical, computer, biotechnology and chemical arts, trademarks, and copyrights.

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Rob Fletcher, author of America's Next Great Trainer. Say NO to the Dad Bod. Take the 60 Day Dad Bod Challenge

Rob Fletcher and Danielle Pashko lead the team to awesome results

Particpants from the NY Post Dad Bod CHALLENGE

Live "positive, healthy, fit, confident and strong"

Small gradual changes to daily habits and behaviors for long term success.

America's Next Great Trainer

“Read the book. Change your mind. Change your body. Change your life”…Dr. Nicholas DiNubile ACE American Council on Exercise Chief Medical Officer

The Dad Bod is back in the news. You know that area of the stomach once called beer belly, is now tagged the Dad Bod. Fact, its unhealthy, visceral fat.

The Dad Bod! The fact is its unhealthy, visceral fat. Which studies show, visceral fat can lead to all sorts of health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.”

— Rob Fletcher Author of America's Next Great Trainer Transforma Your LIfe

COLUMBUS, OHIO, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 / — The infamous Dad Bod, many media sources are saying more women are finding the Dad bod more appealing than ever before. Studies show visceral fat can lead to all sorts of health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. That should be enough information to say no to the Dad Bod. Try the 60 Day Bod Challenge.

Nutritionist Danielle Pashko and I were enlisted by the NY Post to do a Dad Bod Challenge to accepting volunteers. In only a few weeks time we had awesome results – blood pressure improved, inches off the waistline, increase in lean muscle mass, body fat loss. In addition, more energy, less stress, more productive. happier, and healthier.

Take your own 60 Day Bod Challenge with benefits you will see and feel; lose body fat, inches off your waistline, gain lean muscle, increase strength and conditioning. Sculpt, tone, and define your body. Best of all, transform yourself. Feel Great! Look Great! Take control, be accountable. Slow, gradual, positive changes in daily habits and behaviors will set you up for long term success.

General advice and tips to get you started.

1. Consume high-quality proteins – beef, fish, chicken, eggs.

2. Avoid processed foods. Reduce, or cut out whites: pasta, bread, potatoes, rice, cheese, bread, dairy,

3. Avoid candy, soda and fruit juices.

4. Get in the habit of reading labels “nutritional facts” and “ingredients”

5. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Throw in a lemon or lime. Lemon assists in the process of digestion and elimination. The popular formula is 8 glasses of water a day.

6. Consume your meals according to your post-meal activities. Also known as, nutrient timing.

7. Smaller more frequent meals through the course of the day. Keeps the appetite satisfied.

8. Healthy Snacks: natural foods, fruits, nuts, and vegetables.

9 Choose cardio or short interval workout first thing in the morning. Your body will use stored fat for fuel, as there is no muscle glycogen to use.

10. Hit the Gym. Get that workout in.

In regard to exercise, strength, and conditioning always check with your doctor prior to starting any exercise program. Nutrition, exercise and strength building work together for optimal results. Start a daily workout program. If you cannot do it alone, make an investment in yourself. Seek advice and guidance from a professional credible trainer and/or nutritionist to get you started. They will do a true evaluation and assessment. Together you set goals, make a plan and make it happen.

Very valuable things for you to know: Your RHR(Resting Heart Rate), MHR(Maximum Heart Rate) – 220 – your age = MHR. Your THR (Target Heart Rate)
In order to get your THR take your MHR x 0.75 = THR, MHR x 0.85 = THR. An excellent resource

Do your own personal assessment for before and after comparison. On day one and your final day 60 record the following: weight, bodyfat, waist, chest, biceps, quads (mid-thigh):

1. Find your RHR =

2. Step Test: step on and off a box for 1 minute as fast as you can (box approximately 12 inches high) – Heart Rate =

3. Squats: as many as you can in 1 minute – Total Repetitions =

4. Push Ups: as many as you can in 1 minute – Total Repetitions =

5. Burpees: as many as you can in 1 minute =

6. Plank: hold as long as you can. Time =

Take the Dad Bod Challenge. The journey to a healthier, happier you. If you have any questions I am always available by email I will try my best to answer any in a timely manner.

Live positive, healthy, fit, confident and strong.

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New Book – A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering – Inspires Readers to Live Beyond Their Health Issues

Cover Art – A Spoonful of Courage

Dr. Charles Page

Written by Surgeon and Author Dr. Charles Page, New Book Shares True Stories of Ordinary People Transforming Their Greatest Challenges into Blessings

These patients had a depth of character, determination of spirit, and passion for life that defies human explanation.”

— Dr. Charles Page

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS , UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 / — Often a medical diagnosis can be life-changing. The unknown can become overwhelming and all-consuming. Fear can take over our thinking and rob us of our joy. However, the new book, A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE FOR THE SICK AND SUFFERING: Transforming your Greatest Challenges Into Your Biggest Blessings, challenges these concepts by sharing true stories of patients who chose to not be defined by their diagnosis. Written by Dr. Charles Page, A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE will be available July 16, published by Morgan James Faith.

Known as “the best guy to know on the worst day of your life,” Dr. Page is a Texas-based surgeon, author, and storyteller. For the past twenty years, he has served as a healer for thousands of patients and a confidant for their loved ones. With A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE, Dr. Page has compiled some of the most inspiring stories of his career. As he walked with each extraordinary patient through their medical journey, Dr. Page experienced firsthand the life lessons that made them better, not bitter. Their lives are filled with joy, peace, and fulfillment during life’s most difficult seasons.

A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE was written to help those who are in the throes of health issues to know that they are not alone, to respond with faith, to focus on helping others, to experience freedom from worry, and to find courage by hearing the stories of others.

“I wanted to write a book that would encourage those who may be facing the biggest challenge of their lives,” explains Dr. Page. “Often people feel alone in their health struggles, so by sharing these true stories of some of my patients over the years, I hope that readers can re-frame their mindset. These patients had a depth of character, determination of spirit, and passion for life that defies human explanation. Their lives can help others realize that their challenges can become their biggest blessings.”

A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE FOR THE SICK AND SUFFERING: Transforming your Greatest Challenges Into Your Biggest Blessings by Dr. Charles Page, available now in e-book format, and July 16, 2019, in print format. A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE is published by Morgan James Faith.

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Rob Salafia of Protagonist Consulting to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2019 / — We are the main character of our own authentic story. We know what we want, and we drive the action to get it. But, at the same time, we play many other roles in other people's stories. When you move into a leadership role, it is much the same. We must know what we want and bring our best self to that role. But we also must realize that it's not about us anymore; it's about creating an environment for others to bring their best self to their roles as well. What kind of experience are you creating for others? Are you showing up as the type of person that can offer that experience?

Rob Salafia is a MIT Leadership Center Master Executive Coach and founder of Protagonist Consulting. He is an authority on executive presence and transformational learning. With two decades of experience as a top leadership development executive and an established career in the performing arts, Rob has a passion for helping leaders develop their presence, tell compelling stories, and establish authentic connections to deliver on their business goals.

“Have you ever worked for someone who truly ‘got’ you? It makes you want to work harder, contribute more. Leaders that recognize the potential in someone else and want to maximize it and put it to the best and highest use are true leaders,” says Salafia. “So, how we show up matters. Our presence creates impact; our empathy creates trust and connection; and our language creates meaning. The more we listen deeply and bring our curiosity to bear, that's when we find real opportunity and synergy.”

What differentiates Salafia’s approach to leadership development is his background in theater.

“Executive presence and stage presence are similar,” says Salafia. “I was a tap dancer and rope-and-wire-walker and I would engage my outdoor audiences directly. If I wasn't interesting, they'd be gone like the wind, so I had to learn how to be present, and, through my energy and physicality, make myself compelling. It was about creating an authentic connection with my audience. It wasn't until I learned how to fully let go and allow my natural confidence to show itself that things began to click. These are all powerful tools for leadership.”

Fast forward 25 years, Salafia founded a company in Boston that used a theater-based methodology for leadership development. Today, in addition to his work as an MIT Leadership Center master executive coach, he is the author of Leading from Your Best Self – published by McGraw-Hill.

“Every human being has the capacity to be extraordinary,” says Salafia. “We all have, at one time or another, experienced what it’s like to be the best version of ourselves. It’s that powerful feeling of being fully present and alive when we have put our gifts and talents to their best and highest use. The book is meant to be an accessible, practical guidebook for understanding what this means to us personally, as well as how we can cultivate this sense of confidence and generosity to our roles as leaders.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Rob Salafia in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on June 19th at 1pm EST and with Jim Masters on June 26th at 1pm EST.

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Unraveling Links between Spirituality, Science, and the Ancient Knowledge

Cosmic Connections: Ancient Knowledge Meets Spiritual Science by Dr. Cheri St. Arnauld

Cosmic Connections: Ancient Knowledge Meets Spiritual Science

A reflective journey of self-discovery to co-create one’s best self

These pages will lay out a path that asks for your inner discernment to consider your worldview, new possibilities, and the best road toward living a centered life.”

— Dr. Cheri St. Arnauld

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, UNITED STATES, June 14, 2019 / — Dr. Cheri St. Arnauld’s thought-provoking debut book tells readers how understanding the science-spirituality connection and living aligned to the energy and frequency of all matter on Earth can make remarkable changes in one’s life.

“Cosmic Connections” is a unique look at spirituality and the links between ancient knowledge and science, the soul and nature, and living within the universal flow of life. The web of connections in the book is designed for practical application in today’s busy world. The definition of “spirituality,” as it is used in this book, is not built on traditional religious teachings. It is built on a personal connection to a universal source through the lens of ancient teachings and scientific breakthroughs regarding new ways to view the universe and our role in the beautiful dance of life.

“Everything has energy around it, some good and some bad. The key is to build intuition to discern the difference and understanding how energies can impact health, the mind, and your spirit or consciousness. It affects our emotions and relationships with each other. Free will is about being intentional with our thinking and living within this energy flow,”
St. Arnauld said when asked about the book’s message.

The book has a five-star rating on Amazon. Sami, one of the reviewers, said “The tone of the book is warm and mentoring and the information given is in the spirit of encouraging you to consider and think about the material as opposed to rigid dogma. She starts out with an overview of Spirituality and the Law of One then integrates how the LOO operates in reality, geometry, Meditation, chakras, health. I loved her Food for Thought and the suggestions for applying them for better physical and spiritual health. Even the 11-page bibliography was interesting and gave many good resources for further clarification or study.”

Dr. St. Arnauld’s “Cosmic Connections: Ancient Knowledge Meets Spiritual Science” book was featured in this year’s London Book Fair in Olympia, London and in the recently concluded BookExpo America and BookCon in New York, NY.

About the Author:

Dr. Cheri St. Arnauld is an academic, intuitive, and spiritual activist spending over 30 years in education. Her career led her through the worlds of public, private and for-profit education where she left the corporate world to pursue soul work. She has traveled the world, living abroad when she was young, and now exploring sacred sites from the top of the Andes Mountains, through the jungles of Costa Rica, to the standing stones of England and Ireland. She has had countless mystical experiences in every sacred site helping her make connections between ancient knowledge and spiritual science. She is now dedicated to sharing this knowledge with others and is a regular speaker at workshops and conferences nationwide.

Cosmic Connections: Ancient Knowledge Meets Spiritual Science
Written by Dr. Cheri St. Arnauld
Paperback | $15.99
Hardback | $25.31
E-book | $3.99

Book copies are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online book retailers.

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Science Meets Ancient Wisdom: Cosmic Connections-Cheri St Arnauld, PhD

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