Young Women's Leadership Academy Department Chair Earns Teaching Excellence Award from Crescent Real Estate

Colby Allen is in his eighth year of teaching at Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

Fort Worth ISD’s Colby Allen wins the 2018 Crescent Teaching Excellence Chair award.

Graphic Design & Engineering Pathway Chair at Fort Worth ISD's Young Women's Leadership Academy earns Teaching Excellence Award in Career & Technology

I am impressed with how our Chairs for Teaching Excellence mentor, engage and inspire students. Colby arranges enrichment opportunities for his students, such as sending students to summer seminars.”

— Suzanne Stevens, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Crescent

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2018 / — Colby Allen earned the prestigious Crescent Real Estate Chair for Teaching Excellence in Career and Technology Education presented at a Fort Worth Independent School District award luncheon November 12, 2018. Allen and 15 other Forth Worth ISD teachers selected were conferred with the title 2018-2019 Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence and received a $5,000 honorarium.

This year the program recorded a record number of teacher applications, according to Fort Worth ISD. The Chairs for Teaching Excellence program was established in 1994. It is modeled after the university-level Chair program and is designed to recognize and reward exemplary teachers. This program is unique because of its role in a public K-12 setting and for its rigorous selection process.

For the 13th consecutive year, Crescent sponsored the career and technology education chair. Suzanne Stevens, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Crescent presented the award to Colby Allen, chairman of the Graphic Design and Engineering Pathway department at Fort Worth Independent School District’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

“Every year I am impressed with how our Chairs for Teaching Excellence mentor, engage and inspire students,” said Stevens. “Colby epitomizes this spirit. He brings mentors from the graphic design industry into the classroom and arranges real-world experience through internships and school projects.

“Since many of his students have not had access to technology or digital media, Colby arranges enrichment opportunities for his students, such as sending students to summer seminars at the Savannah College of Art and Design” Stevens added.

Allen is recognized inside and outside of the classroom as an accomplished teacher and member of the animation industry. Earlier this year he won the Young Women’s Preparatory Network Educator of Excellence award. He also has established partnerships with film and movie organizations, museums and festivals as an avenue to connect his students to the “real-world” through access to competitions, internships and participation in marketing campaigns.

“Mr. Allen has taken our Graphics Design program to new heights,” said Tamara V. Albury, principal of the Young Women’s Leadership Academy. “He has created a program that provides students opportunity to produce real products for actual clients. His students have been featured on NBC 5 and the Fort Worth ISD website.”

Additionally, his students have produced short documentary videos for Fort Worth Cable TV, as well as handled a marketing campaign for Fort Worth Vaqueros, creating logos, posters and other marketing materials for the local soccer team. The students also gain experience managing the campus social media platforms and acting as the school’s design studio to create campus marketing materials.

“Colby is an innovator in the classroom who is always applying different techniques to increase student engagement,” said Nathan Pena, a colleague of Allen at Young Women’s Leadership Academy.
Rather than teach from outdated textbooks or tutorials, Allen uses small group learning where students collaborate together. He will have one group act as the client and pitch their graphic and marketing needs to other students. Those students then must create logos for the fictional company, and later participate in designer-client consultations which lead to revised logos and marketing materials.

“The students learn technical skills as well as important professional standards, presentation skills, teamwork and problem-solving,” said Allen. Allen added that working with females makes it important to not only have them learn from competition, but to learn from collaboration and creativity of consulting with each other.

Allen is in his eighth year of teaching, all at Young Women’s Leadership Academy. He attended Weatherford College and University of Texas at Arlington where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Video. He is also a member of the Lone Star Film Society, Dallas Video Association and American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Crescent Real Estate LLC (Crescent) is a real estate operating company and investment advisor, founded by Chairman John C. Goff, with assets under management and investment capacity of more than $4 billion. Through the GP Invitation Fund I, the company acquires, develops and operates all real estate asset classes alongside institutional investors and high net worth clients. Crescent’s premier real estate portfolio consists of Class A and creative office, multifamily and hospitality assets located throughout the U.S., including The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch®. For more information, visit

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At their 15th Annual Gala: Changing the Odds, Sharefest is gathering LA’s influencers for one
night to raise money to change the odds for the youth of LA.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES , November 30, 2018 / — Los Angeles, CA, November 30, 2018. Sharefest has been working in the greater LA area for 15 years to fight against civic decline and work to give youth the tools mobilize from poverty. This year at their 15th Annual Gala: Changing the Odds, Sharefest is gathering LA’s dreamers and influencers for one night to raise money and change the odds for the youth of LA. Special guests include Dr. Geeta and Henrik Fisker, actor and comedian Jay Mohr, and philanthropists Melanie and Richard Lundquist.

Sharefest will honor local hero, Tommy Lasorda from the LA Dodgers, with the Sharefest Community Hero Award. “It’s such a privilege to honor an LA legend and true community hero such as Tommy Lasorda” says Mayer. “He has had an amazing career, but also been a great example of mentorship and commitment to community.”

Hosted by Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino, the event will raise funds to complete the transformation of the former San Pedro Municipal Jail into the Sharefest Youth Leadership Center. “We’ve seen over and over again that it’s crucial for youth to have a safe place to develop life skills, be mentored and become leaders,” says Sharefest executive director, Chad Mayer.

Once complete, the Sharefest Youth Leadership Center will provide a safe space for learning, offer healing with trauma-informed mental health services, and help students develop college and career pathways. “Students will be assigned to small cohorts who will journey together from middle school to high school to college and beyond. It’s a really unique approach that gives students consistent support and accountability during the years they need it most, “ says Salvador Sanchez, Jr. Program Director for the Youth Leadership Center.

Sharefest’s goal for every student who leaves the with the Youth Leadership Center is for them to have a clear plan and purpose to go on to lead lives of success and lead change in their community.

Join Sharefest as they empower youth, transform communities and change odds for the youth of LA.

Sharefest’s 15th Annual Gala: Changing the Odds
December 1, 2018 | 6:00PM
Torrance Marriott South Bay
3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503

Generous support for the evening was donated by the Jacqueline Glass family and additional sponsors that can be found at

About Sharefest: Fifteen years ago, Sharefest saw an opportunity to connect resources to real needs and launched Workday. Since its launch, Workday has completed 3,100 projects with the help of 56,000 volunteers. By connecting financial resources, skilled tradesmen and willing volunteer groups, Workday continues to make a significant dent in the civic decline in LA.

Through their community involvement on Workday, Sharefest cultivated relationships with civic and school leaders. Together they’ve created and grown youth development programs that help students rise above circumstances, find their voice and acquire the skills they need to succeed.

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Fucoidan (Mozuku, Mekabu & Fucus) may help prevent male human papillomavirus (HPV) by Dr. Susana Trujillo

Male human papillomavirus (HPV) infection significantly contributes to infection and subsequent cervical disease in women.

As the immune system is the first line of defense against HPV, boosting it can help fight off the virus naturally. Fucoidan has been shown to increase the likelihood of clearing HPV.”

— Dr. Susana Trujillo

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2018 / — Male human papillomavirus (HPV) infection significantly contributes to infection and subsequent cervical disease in women.1,9 Several studies of women with cervical cancer and their husbands have shown that men's sexual behavior affects women's risk of cervical neoplasia (neoplasia is a type of abnormal and excessive growth of tissue), even when controlling for female sexual activity. In areas with a high incidence of cervical cancer, men's sexual behavior is a risk factor for cervical neoplasia.2,3,10 More recently, studies have shown that HPV contributes to men's burden of diseases such prostate and oropharyngeal cancers and genital warts. Therefore, it is important to recognize the growing interest in understanding HPV infection in men and to learn about new alternative and natural ways to prevent it. Fucoidan, a natural polysaccharide obtained from brown seaweeds (Mozuku, Mekabu and Fucus), has demonstrated to have anti-HPV activities and can be used as an alternative for the prevention of HPV.

Fucoidan, particularly obtained from Mozuku, Mekabu and Fucus, is one of the most commonly used natural products with anti-HPV activities that can emerge as potential treatments for different types of cancer because it contains polysaccharides, phytochemicals and isolated active compounds.

As in the cervix, HPV can be found frequently in samples obtained from the anus and male genitals. Approximately 20% of men have HPV DNA detected in the anogenital (including coronal, shaft, scrotum and anal) area. This wide range is due in part to the difficulty in obtaining adequate samples from the genitals of men. 3,4,5 In men who have sex with men, the prevalence of anal HPV is much higher. The highest prevalence can be found in HIV-infected homosexual men with a prevalence of over 90% in the anus. Anal HPV infections are also common in adolescent and adult women with rates ranging from 13% to 50%. As in men, the highest prevalence of anal HPV in women is found in those who are HIV-infected.6,7

The most common risk associated with detection of HPV in the anogenital area in heterosexual men is the number of lifetime sexual partners. However, unlike women, older men are as likely as younger men to be HPV-infected. This is true whether the men are heterosexual or homosexual. The reasons for this difference may be that men do not develop adequate immune responses to maintain protection. Studies have shown that at all ages the antibody levels are lower for men than for women. Alternatively, men may be having more new sex partners than women.8,10

Fucoidan derived from brown seaweeds (Mozuku, Mekabu and Fucus) has shown to have a variety of bioactivities such as antitumor, antiviral, anticoagulant, antioxidant, immuno-inflammatory effects and other medicinal properties. The studies on the antiviral actions of Fucoidan are increasing interests in the research areas, particularly its anti-HPV properties. Fucoidan can either inhibit the replication of virus through interfering viral life cycle or improve the host antiviral immune responses to accelerate the process of viral clearance. The life cycle of viruses differs greatly between species but there are six basic stages in the life cycle of viruses: viral adsorption, viral penetration, uncoating of capsids, biosynthesis, viral assembly and viral release. Fucoidan can inhibit viral life cycle at different stages or directly inactivate virions before virus infection. Specific antiviral mechanism of Fucoidan is commonly related to specific structure features of the polysaccharide.

As the immune system is the first line of defense against HPV, boosting it can help fight off the virus naturally. Fucoidan has been shown to increase the likelihood of clearing HPV. The best Fucoidan is obtained from the brown seaweeds Mozuku, Mekabu and Fucus. It is suggested to take Fucoidan that includes beta-glucans to get the best results. In conclusion, Fucoidan, especially obtained from Mozuku, Mekabu and Fucus, has many advantages, such as broad spectrum of antiviral properties and low cytotoxicity, which suggest that Fucoidan is a promising antivirals extract that can be used alone or in combination with other ingredients like beta-glucans.

1. Frenkl T, Potts J. Sexually transmitted diseases. In: Wein A. Campbell-Walsh Urology. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2007 : 371-385.
2. Frisch M, Glimelius B, van den Brule AJ, et al. Sexually transmitted infection as a cause of anal cancer. N Engl J Med. 1997;337(19):1350-1358.
3. Walboomers JM, Jacobs MV, Manos MM, et al. Human papillomavirus is a necessary cause of invasive cervical cancer worldwide. J Pathol. 1999;189(1):12-19.
4. Kulasingam SL, Hughes JP, Kiviat NB, et al. Evaluation of human papillomavirus testing in primary screening for cervical abnormalities: comparison of sensitivity, specificity, and frequency of referral. JAMA. 2002;288(14):1749-1757.
5. Schneider A, Kirchmayr R, De Villiers EM, Gissmann L. Subclinical human papillomavirus infection in male sexual partners of female carriers. J Urol. 1988;140(6):1431-1434.
6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPV and men. CDC Fact Sheet. Accessed September 5, 2009.
7. Dunne EF, Nielson CM, Stone KM, Markowitz LE, Giuliano AR. Prevalence of HPV infection among men: a systematic review of the literature. J Infect Dis. 2006;194(8):1044-1057.

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The Beauty Foodie Club Hosting Mani and Chocolate VIP Party in Santa Monica

Join the Club to Help Kids and Enjoy Beauty Every Month for 1 Year

Join the Club to Help Kids and Enjoy Beauty Every Month for 1 Year to Reserve a Spot for the Fun Party to Reserve a Spot for the Fun Party

Make a Difference & Enjoy Fun Beauty Reward

Make a Difference & Enjoy Fun Beauty Reward

The Beauty Foodie Club is celebrating the launch of 'Beauty Every Month' reward for women who participate in Recruiting for Good to help make a difference.

Happiness is hosting a Fun Beauty & Chocolate Party celebrating women who love to make a difference”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, The Beauty Foodie Club

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2018 / — Santa Monica based boutique staffing agency, Recruiting for Good launched L.A.'s Funnest Cause 'help fund summer camp,' and exclusive reward 'Beauty Every Month' to inspire 100 awesome and grateful women who love to make a difference.

The Beauty Foodie Club is hosting a fun beauty and chocolate party at Bellacures on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica to attend the special party; women must to secure one of the spots (limited spaces available). Attendants will enjoy manis and chocolate strawberries.

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder Carlos Cymerman, “Now women can use their social network to make a difference and enjoy beauty rewards; hair (blowouts, color, cut), Mani/Pedi, Skin Care, and Waxing. Our exclusive reward is perfect for awesome women who love helping kids, and enjoying L.A.'s best beauty services. We're rewarding just 100 Beauty Foodie Club memberships.”

Why We Help Fund Summer Camp

1. Investing in enriching experiences prepares kids for tomorrow's jobs.
2. Save families money (average cost of summer camp in L.A. is $500 a week).
3. Moms deserve and need a fun vacation away from the kids (even for a couple of hours each day).

Carlos Cymerman adds, "Happiness is rewarding women who make a difference….beauty every month…"


Recruiting for Good is a boutique and socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals awesome jobs, since 1998. Companies retain us to find the best talent in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Marketing, and Sales professionals. We reward referrals that help us fund summer camp scholarships with World's Best Experiences

The Beauty Foodie Club is sponsored by Recruiting for Good, we reward 100 Westside Women who participate and help fund summer camp scholarships; monthly beauty services for a period of one year. Refer three friends to the club, and earn an all-inclusive trip for two to the best 2020 Food and Wine Festival (Aspen, Cayman Islands, or Maui); to learn more visit

Since October 2017, Recruiting for Good has been funding, Santa Monica based community service, 'Our Moms Work,' providing cost free compassionate and confidential career mentoring services. 'Can't talk to your boss, significant other, or friends; we listen, and can help.' To learn more visit

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Fucoidan (Mozuku, Mekabu & Fucus) may help prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) in adolescents by Dr. Susana Trujillo

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infects about 14 million people, including teens, each year.

Fucoidan’s anti-HPV and anti-cancer properties have the potential to treat both unapparent HPV infection as well as visible clinical diseases. ”

— Dr. Susana Trujillo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2018 / — Human papillomavirus (HPV) infects about 14 million people, including teens, each year. While most HPV infections go away on their own, infections that don’t go away can lead to certain types of cancer. Every year, 32,500 men and women develop a cancer caused by HPV. HPV vaccination could prevent more than 90% of these cancers from ever developing. 1 Still, it is important to note that there are natural alternatives that have been shown to prevent HPV. One of these innovative natural ingredients is known as Fucoidan and it is mainly obtained from the brown seaweeds Mozuku, Mekabu and Fucus.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination can lead to substantial reductions in the incidence of HPV infection and HPV-related diseases, including anogenital cancers and genital warts. The introduction of the HPV vaccine in 2006 and the subsequent use of the vaccine in 2008 created opportunities to counter the existing HPV disease burden.2 Given the high rates of HPV infection that occur shortly after the initiation of sex and the vaccine's ability to prevent infection only prior to exposure, HPV vaccination has been particularly targeted to young adolescents. Routine vaccination with either the vaccine has been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) for adolescent females ages 11-12, with catch-up vaccination for young women 13-26 years of age. However, years after the vaccine was introduced, at least half of the target population of adolescent females had not initiated HPV vaccination.9

The CDC reported that many adolescents do not get vaccinated because of lack of HPV knowledge, perception of daughter's risk for HPV acquisition, belief in vaccination benefits, degree of concern about vaccine side effects, child's age, social influences, concern regarding post-vaccination sexual disinhibition, physician's recommendation, and parent's personal exposure to HPV infection.3,4 Considering the morbidity and mortality associated with HPV disease as well as the disproportionately high HPV disease burden in minority and uninsured women within the United States, it is crucial that we continue to provide new options available for adolescents to protect their body from HPV infections.6 Therefore, it is essential to find new alternatives that can provide adolescents a natural option, like Fucoidan, for them to prevent HPV and to enhance their immune system to fight the infection.8

Current research for natural products to be applied in medicine and to promote health has put some emphasis in research on brown seaweeds like Fucoidan. Extensive literature on the health benefits of Fucoidan and its uses has been published since the last decade. However, comparatively, there are only a handful of research papers on Fucoidan and its anti-HPV function. Still, all these studies related to Fucoidan and its anti-HPV properties is very promising.
Fucoidan from brown seaweeds possess good antiviral and anti-tumor activities and some of them have been developed into novel antiviral agents. Fucoidan is a term used to define polysaccharides containing l-fucose found in brown seaweed (Mozuku, Mekabu and Fucus) and the structures of Fucoidan may vary among species and sometimes among different parts of the seaweed. In studies, Fucoidan showed significant anti-cancer and anti-HPV properties.

HPV vaccination provides a strong potential to improve public health by decreasing HPV–related anogenital cancers and genital warts. Despite the increase in vaccination rates, half of the target population continues to remain unvaccinated and completion rates lag in those populations that are at highest risk for HPV disease morbidity. However, improved understanding of the reasons chosen for non-vaccination, including vaccine safety and provider non-recommendation may delay the effort for increase in vaccination rates. Recognizing that timing of HPV vaccination is important and it is recommended prior to sexual exposure, continued alternatives are highly needed to help adolescents prevent additional diseases like cancer.7 It is important to educate adolescents about the importance of having a strong immune system. According to the CDC, the body's immune system clears HPV from 90 percent of individuals who have it within two years. Keeping your immune system healthy can aid the body in getting rid of HPV and Fucoidan is one of the best options to enhance it.9

In summary, Fucoidan’s anti-HPV and anti-cancer properties have the potential to treat both unapparent HPV infection as well as visible clinical diseases. Besides that, Fucoidan has many advantages, such as low toxicity, convenience to ingest and bioavailability, which suggests that Fucoidan may reduce or regulate HPV infection and related cancers.


1. Forman D, de Martel C, Lacey CJ, et al. Global burden of human papillomavirus and related diseases. Vaccine. 2012;30(suppl 5): F12–F23.
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Number of HPV associated cancer cases per year. Available at: Accessed August 10, 2017.
3. Saraiya M, Unger ER, Thompson TD, et al. US assessment of HPV types in cancers: implications for current and 9-valent HPV vaccines. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015; 107: djv086.
4. Schiller JT, Castellsague X, Garland SM. A review of clinical trials of human papillomavirus prophylactic vaccines. Vaccine. 2012;30(suppl 5): F123–F138.
5. Markowitz LE, Dunne EF, Saraiya M, et al. Human papillomavirus vaccination: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep. 2014; 63:1–30.
6. Petrosky E, Bocchini JA Jr, Hariri S, et al. Use of 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine: updated HPV vaccination recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015; 64:300–304.
7. Markowitz LE, Dunne EF, Saraiya M, et al. Quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep. 2007; 56:1–24.
8. Kroger AT, Atkinson WL, Marcuse EK, et al., Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). General recommendations on immunization: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) (errata in: 2006; 55:1303, Pediatrics 2007;119:1008 and 2007;56:256). MMWR Recomm Rep. 2006; 55:1–48.
9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). FDA licensure of bivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV2, Cervarix) for use in females and updated HPV vaccination recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep.

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British Author & Entrepreneur – Jacky Rom

Author – Jacky Rom


Jacky Rom is set to re-release her Amazing Adventures of Starr series. First in the series – THE MISSING EXTRA

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, November 30, 2018 / — British author and entrepreneur, Jacky Rom, is set to re-release her Amazing Adventures of Starr series with Cranthorpe Millner Publishers!

30th November 2018

Jacky Rom saw great success with her series of kids’ books based around Starr, Secret Super Sleuth, when she first released them in 2009. Now she is revitalizing the series, with all five books (including the never-before-seen final book in the series!) set for re-release over the next 12 months.

London, UK, 30th November 2018. Jacky Rom grew up in Romford, Essex where she trained as a Hairdresser and Makeup Artiste and tried to fulfill one of her very first dreams of becoming a Director. When she was sixteen, she was told by her Careers Advisor at school that she would never get into the London College of Fashion, let alone realise any of her ambitions. That was all the incentive she needed: now she had to prove them wrong. Jacky did get into the London College of Fashion, and she also became a Drama teacher. She wrote her first play when she was only 17 and has gone on to write and direct many plays over the years. She spent many years in TV and film studios with her own up and coming actors and it was in this environment that she came up with ‘Starr’ and started to write the eleven-year-old sleuth’s thrilling adventures!

Jacky now travels around the world, teaching creative writing and giving talks to all ages about the world of Entertainment and Writing.

The first in the series, “The Missing Extra” is available now!

Go to Cranthorpe Millner shop or visit Amazon or Waterstones to pre-order your copy!

About Cranthorpe Millner

Too many beautifully written books are rejected on a regular basis because the submitting author doesn’t have a strong enough author platform. The barriers for authors are getting higher and the publishing industry less discerning and more unscrupulous. It is important to Cranthorpe Millner that we can invite authors to publish with us based on the merit of the manuscript alone.

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Author and Coach Vivian Hardison to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2018 / — Vivian is an exceptional Entrepreneur, certified professional coach, speaker, teacher, mentor, and author of the book: The Benefits of Daily Meditation—Restoring Inner Peace & Balance. She is also the author of the soon to be released books: The Courage to Walk Away—My Journey to Spiritual Freedom, and How You Feel Matters–Life is Supposed to Feel Good.

Vivian states that: “It is part of the human psyche to want to be value and appreciated by others. Hence, many people struggle to impress and to meet the expectation of others. However, that is unachievable because each individual values many different traits. A more achievable goal is to develop what you value without regards to the opinions of others. How you feel and think about yourself is more important than the opinion of another. Until we learn how to go within ourselves to find lasting peace, joy and abundance, we chase an elusive dream, one that can never come to fruition.”

“As an abundant life coach, I work with people who are deeply yearning for so much more out of life than they are actually experiencing,” says Vivian. “One has to undergo a complete transformation of the mind in order to achieve a different level of conscious awareness. Most people are not aware that they are unaware that they are asleep. They live from a basic level of human existence of awareness based on the five senses of hearing, tasting, touching seeing and feeling. Few ever become aware of the fact that what they intrinsically long for exist at a higher state of awareness that can only be obtained when they go within for answers. It does not emanate outside in other sources.”

According to Vivian, we have been trained since infancy to care more about what others think of us. We have forgotten that we were all born with our own individual wisdom that supports out highest good. Through the power of thought, we create everything we experience in life whether we do so deliberately or not.

“We are unarguably disconnected from our inner source of creation because we lack higher conscience awareness,” says Vivian. “Through my coaching practice, meditation techniques and interactive exercises, I help clients ‘wake up’ and reconnect to their inner wisdom which holds their inner peace, lasting joy, emotional balance and abundance. We each have the power to be ‘change agents’ of ourselves and the planet.”

Our emotions are what Vivian calls “the language of your soul.” This language is intuitive and literally recognizes what you sincerely aspire for and she teaches people how to use their emotions to access and tap into its creative power.

“Although we have a conscience mind it is our subconscious mind that is meant to fulfill our desires,” says Vivian. “Since everything is energy and as such, has a particular vibrational frequency, the energy of love can only attract love. The energy of fear can only attract a like frequency of fear and not that of love as the frequencies do not match.” Vivian further states that, “emotions emanate from within and whatever is happening inside of us is what we will attract. That’s why it’s essential to feel joy if one wants to experience joyful situations.”

Through Vivian’s extraordinary coaching program, she helps her client change what they want to experience through the practice of mediation and by connecting with nature. These activities will change your perspective and concept of the self. You get to unveil the ‘real you.’ She states that: “When you figure out who you really are, doors will open up and opportunities will appear because you attract like a magnet all these energy forms to your experience.” Vivian further states that, “according to Albert Einstein, this is a natural law that cannot be violated or broken!”

“All humans came to earth to live freely and explore the adventures of life,” says Vivian. “We are supposed to grow through our experiences whether these experiences are viewed as good or bad. Our main purpose is to live life joyfully, freely, and abundantly.”

Vivian affirms there is nothing you cannot attain that the universe can’t deliver. Tapping into your passion will bring you ultimate bliss. Vivian reminds us to be mindful that if, for example, we believe and thus feel that we are not worthy, our subconscious mind will do everything to make sure we have experiences that will mirror the feeling of unworthiness. This is an infallible natural law.

“Collectively, we all have the power to heal the planet by first achieving individual inner peace and balance,” says Vivian. “By first learning to make peace within ourselves, we can then do the same with others. Without inner peace there can be no outer peace. When we learn to do this and obey the natural laws governing the universe we can fulfill our dreams. We can achieve World Peace in the process. Life is supposed to feel good and if yours isn’t, then you absolutely have the power to change that.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Vivian Hardison in an interview with Jim Masters on Tuesday December 4th at 2 pm EST and on Tuesday December 11th at 2 pm EST with Doug Lewellyn.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

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

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CMM Named Best Social Change Media Company

Firdaus Kharas

Award recognizes work with pressing social problems

I am also very happy because of the increasing attention humanitarians are getting around the world as they work for progressive social change.”

— Firdaus Kharas

OTTAWA, CANADA, November 30, 2018 / —

Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) has been named Best Social Change Media Production Company for 2019 by CV Magazine’s Canadian Business Awards. The company also earned two independent awards for its most-recent animated public service announcement “Whispers With Stones.”

The Canadian business award reveals the impact founder Firdaus Kharas has made not only in Canada but in humanitarian efforts around the world, including work with rape stigmatization and Ebola. It is the fourth time his body of work has been recognized by granting agencies.

“Whispers With Stones,” a short video dealing with a young girl’s reaction when her father is accused of sexual assault at work, was given an Award of Merit Special Mention by the Accolade Global Film Competition and an Award of Merit by Infiefest. It is in nine language versions and was co-produced by The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women of The United Methodist Church. The musical score was created by Ottawa’s Andrew Huggett.

“I am honoured by these annoucements. I am also very happy because of the increasing attention humanitarians are getting around the world as they work for progressive social change,” Kharas says.

About Chocolate Moose Media

Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) is the world’s leading producer of animated behaviour-change communications aimed at solving health and social issues around the world. Led by renowned social innovator, director and humanitarian Firdaus Kharas, CMM produces animation, documentaries, videos and television series designed to educate, entertain and change societal and individual behaviour to positively influence viewers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, especially those of children and young adults, in order to better the human condition. More than 3,600 animated videos in 245 language versions are available online in a Vimeo channel.

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Employment Lawyer Curt Surls publishes article series on the work of Paralegals in law offices

Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

Website of Curt Surls, Employment Law Specialist

Website of Curt Surls, Employment Law Specialist

Articles by Curt Surls on CELA VOICE

Articles by Curt Surls on CELA VOICE

Most law firms and businesses could not function without Paralegals. Curt Surls, Esq. reviews the work relationship Lawyers-Paralegals in 4 articles.

The Law Office of Curt Surls (N/A:N/A)

… there have been some dramatic changes since the 1990s due to the fact that the number of attorneys has increased significantly, and at the same time the rise of personal computers and the Internet”

— Curtis Surls, Employment Lawyer

MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2018 / — In the ever-changing economy, Paralegals are gradually taking on more and more tasks that in the past were handled exclusively by Attorneys. The beneficiaries of this evolution are primarily the clients themselves, notes employment attorney Curt Surls in his recent article series. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Surls at

The occupation of the Paralegal (or Legal Assistant) has evolved into a critical component to the make-up of the modern law office. Today, most law firms and businesses with legal departments could not function without them. In fact, it seems that Paralegals already handle most of the day-to-day routine legal support, including gathering information from clients. However, there have been some dramatic changes since the 1990s due to the fact that the number of attorneys has increased significantly, and at the same time the rise of personal computers and the Internet has changed the way Attorneys and Paralegals work. In fact, the economic pressure is on to transfer more and more legal work assignments to Paralegal to keep a law firm or other business competitive.

This four-part article reviews how Paralegals are used in a law office or business setting today, how work assignments are divided up between Attorneys and Paralegals, and what ethical requirements apply. In adapting to today’s economic reality, the likely beneficiary of the emerging trends is the client.

The Basic Paralegal-Attorney Work Relationship

The general job description for Paralegals may seem rather mundane: “Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.” (see O*NET, below). In fact, as discussed below, it is a hands-on job of increasing importance as law firms and businesses are under pressure to reduce costs in a competitive economy.

According to O*NET, a Paralegal’s work assignments may include:

* Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.
* Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
* Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.
* Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records and internet sources, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
* Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.
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Further, Paralegal work involves now requires extensive use of Technology Skills, such as

* Analytical or scientific software — Office software; LexisNexis, CourtLink Strategic Profiles; Uniscribe; Wilson's Computer Applications RealEasy Appraisals
* Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Microsoft Access; Relativity e-Discovery; TrialWorks
* Desktop publishing software — Digital contract software; Microsoft Publisher; ProForce Paralegal Pro-Pack; Sure Will Writer
* Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat; CaseSoft DepPrep; PDF Snake Easy Bates; Summation Blaze
* Information retrieval or search software — American LegalNet USCourtForms; LexisNexis; Thomson West FindLaw; Westlaw Real Property Deed

Detailed Work Activities involve:

* Maintain the order of legal documents.
* Prepare legal documents.
* Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
* Confer with court staff to clarify information.
* Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.

Source: O*NET

The reality today is that a large part of client interactions is handled by Paralegals, such as gathering necessary information, drafting forms, applications and pleadings, and providing answers to questions about the contents of the client file and missing documents. Thus, Paralegal work is not quite as mundane as it appears from the O*NET description. In fact, most of the colorful day-to-day client interactions are presumably handled by Paralegals (subject to ethical rules as discussed below).

One thing has continued unchanged; Paralegals provide essential support to Attorneys, as well as assist in the production and delivery of legal services to the modern client. This “go between client and attorney” career began to develop in the late 1960's when law firms and individual law practitioners sought ways to not only to improve efficiency, but also to reduce costs and expenses – expenses that could be passed along to the client over the course of legal representation. Still, the beneficiary has been the Client because such support work is billed at a much lower rate, and Paralegals tend to be much more accessible than Attorneys with their hectic, deadline-driven schedule. Thus, there is a benefit to both the law firm and the client – Paralegals are able and qualified to perform many services that reduce Attorney time spent on a particular legal matter, thus again resulting in a lower cost to the client. The use of Paralegal services also greatly improves case efficiency and accuracy as the Attorney is now free to spend more time on the more vital aspects of the client’s case. In many cases, work is prepared or drafted by a Paralegal and then reviewed and finalized by an Attorney. This process in many instances provides “a second set of eyes” to check the work product. However, there are ethical restrictions so that the Paralegal does not dispense legal advice and acts like an attorney, even though the boundaries are becoming blurry, explains Mr. Surls.

The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Surls at

About Curt Surls

Curtis Surls is an attorney in the areas of Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Wrongful Termination. Located in Manhattan Beach, California, the Law Office of Curt Surls offers a complete range of employment law services to those living throughout Southern California, including all of Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino counties. With nearly 30 years of experience focusing almost exclusively on this area of law, attorney Curt Surls and his law firm provide the personalized assistance and effective support his clients need.


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For Andover, MA resident Dan Gibson, Oasis of Peace Village is a continuing cause

CEO of National Loss Investigators recently returned from Kenya with renewed passion to support the Kenyan orphans who have contracted AIDS

While great strides have been made in the battle against HIV, Kenya still has the fourth largest epidemic in the world. As of 2015, 660,000 children were recorded as being orphaned by AIDS.””

— Daniel P. Gibson

ANDOVER, MA, USA, November 30, 2018 / — For Andover resident Daniel P. Gibson, a recent fundraiser to help support An Orphan's Dream was a big, important step along a continuing road – a road to provide care for the young AIDS orphans at the Oasis of Peace Village in Kenya.

Gibson, Chief Executive Officer of National Loss Investigations (http:/ in Burlington, is a champion of the Oasis of Peace Village in Embu, Kenya. As a founding member and Vice President of the nonprofit An Orphan’s Dream, the organization which raises funds to support the mission of Oasis of Peace, Gibson has had the occasion to see firsthand the work that the organization does.

He recently returned from a trip to Kenya, where he met with the organization’s founders and visited with the orphans. Seeing firsthand the challenges that these young orphans face has given Gibson a renewed passion to support the orphanage. He was one of the organizers of a recent fundraiser held at the Red Parrot Restaurant in Hull, which was attended by more than 100 people on November 18.

Gibson was joined by Oasis of Peace founder Virginia Burbank, who traveled from Kenya to help with the Hull fundraiser.

She was joined by Symon Maringa of Dracut, president of the U.S. fundraising organization, “An Orphan’s Dream.” In fact, the land on which the orphanage is built has been in the Maringa family for more than 40 years.

Gibson said, “We welcome children at the Oasis of Peace orphanage following the loss of a parent or caretaker. The reasons behind the loss are AIDS, extreme poverty, and violence. Unfortunately, the trauma of such a loss is only further magnified by the circumstances surrounding it, which too often are witnessed first-hand by the child.”

He said, “While great strides have been made in the battle against HIV, Kenya still has the fourth largest epidemic in the world. As of 2015, 660,000 children were recorded as being orphaned by AIDS.”

Gibson said that the team he works with includes “the best people in the world.” He said, “This is a selfless group of volunteers all committed to making a difference, and it’s such a privilege to be part of this effort.”

The fundraiser on November 18 raised more than $12,000, making it one of the most successful of the eight fundraisers that have been held.

An Orphan’s Dream is a non-profit organization. For more information, please visit the website at or call Kris Richards at 339.788.0384.


Dan Gibson (left) of Andover, Vice President of An Orphan’s Dream, a group which raises funds to support the Oasis of Peace Orphanage in Kenya which provides a home for orphans of AIDS families, is seen here at a recent fundraiser held at the Red Parrot Restaurant in Hull. Shown with Dan is Dick Dennis of Hingham, who is the stepson of former Boston Mayor James Michael Curley, and Bob Casey.

Dan Gibson, second from left, Vice-President of An Orphan’s Dream, a nonproft organization which supports the Oasis of Peace Orphanage in Kenya for orphans of AIDS families, is shown at recent fundraiser in Hull to support the orphanage. Shown with Dan, from left to right, are Bob Ernst; Virginia Burbank, Founder, An Orphan’s Dream; Carol Murugi, Director of An Orphan’s Dream; and Symon Maringa, President.

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