DIFFERENT KINDS OF DADS It's been over five years since my dad passed away suddenly. Heart attack.  You never get over losing a parent; you simply get used to living without one.  I remember the day vividly when I received...
Challenge Accepted By D Joshua Banks   If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?   What if evil doesn't really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to...
We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead. Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It...
Drive, Determination, And Desire By D Joshua Banks   Our thoughts create our future.   In today's world, it is tempting to follow suit and artificially numb the emotions you don't want while inducing the ones that you do want. The problem...
SPREAD LOVE WITH A HUG  A good hug can completely change your mood.  Even a hug from strangers. A hug I recently received from a church greeter really lifted my spirits. It got me thinking about when was the last time...
Jacques Laventure, the Naked Chef and celebrity fitness trainer. His life mission is to help others get physically and mentally healthy. Being the “Naked Chef”, is more than just cooking with his shirt off, it’s about stripping down food...
Cinda Yordan, fashion designer of Le Yordan Co., began her career as a lingerie designer in 1999.  Presently she designs ready to wear, swim, sports, evening, lounge, eyewear accessories and men's casual wear.  Cinda, executive producer of Cinda Yordan's Fashion Suite; Fashion Suite Extravaganza;...
Cover Photo Kathleen DiGrigoli Photography Sophia Arredondo, in her own words. Photography Michael Maniago I have been in modeling for the past year and a half and I am having the time of my life, I guess you could say I am...
TrendingAbove is a statement jewelry company that combines glitz and glam with an edge.  TrendingAbove pieces are sold through trendingabove.com, select boutiques and at various Pop Up events across the U.S.  TrendingAbove social media accounts showcase the versatility of the pieces-...
"Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests."  - Audre Lorde Recently, I have been reflecting on women supporting...

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