What was exciting about writing a book was that I was not in the inner circle, so that was kind of liberating. I didn’t have to write about all those moments I made history because I didn’t make a ton of history, and that’s totally fine. And most people who work at the White House don’t, and they still do good work and it matters.
HUSBAND APPRECIATION DAY: Today is the perfect excuse to take a moment to thank him for all he does. We would love to hear what makes your husband so special!
(For planning purposes, we’ll note here that Wife Appreciation Day is Sept. 17. 😉
Okay, so last week I introduced you to the importance of exfoliation and my Miracle Baking Soda Scrub for beautiful glowing skin. Exfoliation is simply removing dead skin cells from your surface layer and allowing your new skin to radiate! We also talked about the importance of using a sun block EVERY DAY. Vitally important for both HEALTH and SKIN radiance is drinking water daily. It will go a long way in providing the essential hydration your body craves and needs. Now, let us to move onto my simple regimen for skin hydration and moisturizing which is (drum roll) my Natural Avocado Mask which I generally apply once per week.
I love avocados! Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving, including potassium (which helps control blood pressure), Lutein (which is good for your eyes), and folate (which is crucial for cell repair and during pregnancy). Keep that in mind for health benefits, and for external uses try out one of my skin regimens below. But, right before applying any of the masks, open your pores by placing a warm washcloth over your face for 20 – 30 seconds. This will prepare your skin to absorb all the natural nutrients from your avocado mask.
Avocado Honey Face Mask – Dry or Wrinkled Skin: I like to simplify things and this mask is great for dry or wrinkled skin, is easy to make and uses only two natural ingredients which act as moisturizers, yummy avocado and honey. Take the insides of one fully ripe fresh avocado (not including the seed or skin), and mash it up into creamy pulp in a bowl. Add one tablespoon of honey and stir the mixture until it turns into a uniform paste. Apply to skin.
Oatmeal Avocado Face Mask – Damaged Skin: This recipe requires just a little more effort but acts as a great moisturizing mask and helps in restoring damaged skin, you’ll be happy you tried it.
Take 1/2 ripe avocado and 1/2 cup of oatmeal. Cook the oatmeal as per instructions in the label and mix it well with the mashed avocado (not including the seed or skin) until it turns into a pulp-free paste. Apply to skin.
Avocado Yogurt Face Mask – Moisturizer Plus: If you want to plus moisturize your skin then go with this mask. Plain yogurt (especially Greek yogurt with turmeric), works well for acne prone skin because it has lactic acid that kills bacteria. Plain yogurt is a little acidic and works to restore your skin’s pH balance. I’ll talk about benefits of turmeric in a following article.
Take 1/4 ripe avocado and mash it up in a bowl into a smooth paste. Mix in one teaspoon of plain, organic yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon of honey. Apply to skin.
For all of the masks above and after application, leave the mask on your face for 10-15 minutes or until dry and rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry your skin with a soft towel. Feel free to drop me a line and let me know how it works for you! Shine bright and let’s journey together!
Written by M.D. Caprario: M D Caprario is a free lance writer working in NY, LA, and San Francisco
The City Walk/City Loft at Universal City has something for everyone. A brilliant-lit carnival for grown-ups, there are dance clubs, movie theaters, and restaurants of every kind imaginable, including- be still my heart- a Starbuck’s combied with a gourmet bakery. (Can you spell ‘double yum’?) Said Starbuck’s was still open at 11:30 p.m. on the Saturday night I visited. There are also a number of very interesting retail shops, including a store devoted to the sale of all things chocolate and a children’s bookshop.
BB Kings House of Blues is upstairs in the City Loft area. A jumpin’ hot night spot featuring fine music and good libation and eats, the club’s top floor offers bar style seating looking down onto the stage three floors below. It’s from this vantage point…
View original post 221 more words
Meet Edith Fuller. She’s 5 years old and on Saturday became the youngest competitor to advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Over the weekend, Fuller beat more than 50 children ages 5 to 14 to win the 2017 Scripps Green Country Regional Spelling Bee in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During the competition, she had to spell 37 words, including “jacamar,” “jnana” and “fennec.”
View original post 11 more words
Speakers Include Tony Robbins, Glennon Doyle Melton, Wes Moore, Gabrielle Bernstein, Pastor John Gray, Fitness Expert Angela Davis, Gary Zukav and a special musical performance from Do You Speak Djembe?
Los Angeles, CA – Oprah Winfrey presents the third “SuperSoul Sessions,” a day of thought-leaders, change-makers and wisdom-teachers taking the stage to enlighten, inform and inspire, on Thursday, April 6 at 9:00 a.m. PT at Royce Hall, UCLA in Los Angeles.
Oprah Winfrey welcomes Tony Robbins, international speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author of the bestsellers Unlimited Power, Awaken the Giant Within, Money: Master the Game and his newest release Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook; Glennon Doyle Melton, bestselling author of Carry On, Warrior and the Oprah Book Club selection and #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior, founder of the online community Momastery and the non-profit Together Rising; Wes Moore, war veteran, Rhodes Scholar and author of the bestsellers The Other Wes Moore and The Work, and founder of BridgeEdU; Gabrielle Bernstein, international motivational speaker, life coach and author of six books including the bestseller The Universe Has Your Back and the upcoming The Judgment Detox; Pastor John Gray, world renowned associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas and star of the upcoming OWN docu-series The Book of John Gray; Angela Davis, five time All-American track and field athlete, fitness evangelist and motivational coach at SoulCycle and founder of the AMDIO Method; a special conversation with spiritual icon and pioneer Gary Zukav, author of the internationally acclaimed, The Seat of the Soul; and an interactive musical performance by the world-class musicians from Doug Manuel’s show Do You Speak Djembe?
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, March 4 at 9 a.m. EST at http://www.supersoul.tv/sessions. Tickets for the event start at $99.
Informed by the heart of OWN’s SuperSoul brand, SuperSoul Sessions is an extension of the Emmy award-winning series “SuperSoul Sunday” which features conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality, conscious living and what it means to be alive in today’s world. An all-new season returns Sunday, March 16 at 11 a.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.
Session talks will be available on SuperSoul.tv/sessions. Previous Sessions speakers include Elizabeth Gilbert, Deepak Chopra, Janet Mock, Shawn Achor, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Iyanla Vanzant, Rob Bell, Tim Storey, Amandla Stenberg, Caroline Myss, Cheryl Strayed, Eckhart Tolle, India.Arie, Kris Carr, Marie Forleo, Shaka Senghor, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Marianne Williamson and Kerry Washington.
About OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own.
“People gasped when they walked in,” said a spy. “Today” contributor “Jill Martin rushed to their table. It looked like they were having a girls night out.”
We hear Diane Kruger even popped over to gab with the ladies.
Curry left the show in 2012, and Hall exited last month.
Lonner, who was one of the industry’s top bookers, left in 2013.
How to Crack Into Sports Marketing, Management, & Entertainment
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
226 S Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301-2306, United States
The Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals (LAULYP) and the Los Angeles Black Investors Club (LABIC) have once again collaborated for what promises to be yet another epic professional development event. On March 15th, LAULYP and LABIC will host “How to Crack Into Sports Management, Marketing, & Entertainment” at the historic and newly restored Miracle Theater in Downtown Inglewood. With Southern California being home to a plethora of professional teams and athletes, two new football teams coming to L.A., the billion-dollar e-gaming industry, All Star Weekend L.A. 2018, and the 2024 Olympics, we thought it only appropriate to pick the brains of the people that make it happen! LAULYP and LABIC have curated an amazing panel of diverse individuals that will share their experiences in the sports industry.
Johnathan Franklin, LA Rams
Arielle Moya, BDA Sports
Jaia Thomas, Sports Attorney
Special Guest Performance by Singer Songwriter:
Sip & Sonder™ | Black Book LA | Blavity Media | Fusicology | WLM Financial | Western Regional Diversity Conference
Open bar throughout the night and amazing food trucks will be on deck!
With dynamic panelists, great networking, an amazing guest performance, and special surprises in store, this is one event you don’t want to miss!
Remember, if you don’t vote, you might not like the results. Visit http://www.lavote.net
@lacountyrrcc #lavotes #makeyourmark #*SPMGMedia