E-Therapist Samantha M. Ruth of Never Give Up to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Samantha M. Ruth is a psychotherapist who always sensed this was her calling. Today she runs a counseling business; a business that evolved from her own life transitions and is named Never Give Up. The name bespeaks the way she fights, with such intensity and passion that a client once called her a pit bull. Never Give Up has also been Samantha’s personal mantra as she struggled– to start her career over when she moved to Denver CO for love, with health issues, and then again when she lost her cherished husband in 2017. Having lived through some of what her clients go through might be the reason Samantha connects so well with them—whether they are speaking via texts and emails, on Skype, or sometimes, in person.

Samantha says that when she first came to Colorado with her Michigan therapy license it was hard to carve out a niche there. Her new state had restrictions on how someone with family and school counseling credentials could market themselves. Samantha was viewed as overqualified for some jobs she applied for. Several of the Midwest based clients who relied on her support kept calling and emailing, and thus, her career as an e-therapist was born. Samantha believes it is the wave of the future! Finding one hour a week (or more when needed) is doable for people when they don’t have to walk away from a job or a child, or to travel on snow days. It’s also easier for some people to dig deep and divulge certain issues in an email than when facing a therapist.

Early in her career Samantha worked with teens and their families in a residential setting. She went on to create much success in clinical and educational settings throughout Wayne County Michigan. As a therapist, she has helped clients to cope with anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders and more, taking a holistic (rather than medicinal) route whenever possible. She has also handled relationship issues, like the fear of commitment or how to communicate better with one’s partner. Samantha feels having extra support for a transition–such as a new love interest, a career change or a pending marriage–can lead to a healthier relationship or outcome. That kind of transition might involve moving to a strange new place, as Samantha once did.

Samantha married “the man that got away”, the true love she met when she was too young and too involved in her education and career to handle it. Through social media they found each other again in 2013, married quickly, and stayed oh-so-close together to make up for the years in between. Sadly, Samantha’s husband passed away in 2017. Before he went off to work that day, she told Jim “I love you more” and he responded, “I love you most.”

Samantha fought back from grief and loss, just as she had fought illness and for her career. She keeps moving on and recently was hand-selected to train with Jack Canfield and learn the Success Principles methodology. She looks forward to attaining her certification soon and meanwhile keeps fighting for clients and their life goals. The main idea for clients is to know that you are worth it, and to never give up!

CUTV News Radio will feature Psychotherapist Samantha M. Ruth in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on Friday Dec. 14 and Jim Masters on Friday, Dec. 21, both at 12:00 Noon EST.

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For more information about her, or Never Give Up and its services, visit https://nevergiveup.care/

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Employment Lawyer Curt Surls concludes series of articles about 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

Office of Curt Surls, Employment Attorney

Office of Curt Surls, Employment Attorney

Articles by Curt Surls on CELA VOICE

Articles by Curt Surls on CELA VOICE

Attorney profile of Curt Surls on Martindale

Attorney profile of Curt Surls on Martindale

The continued usage of Paralegals in the profession is a mandate of economics. Paralegals significantly reduce attorney burden and costs, notes Curt Surls.

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

Paralegals play an indispensable role in the legal profession, and if the predictions are correct, that indispensable role will continue to expand as economic pressures continue”

— Curtis Surls, Employment Lawyer

MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — California lawyer Curt Surls has published the final article in his four-part series on the paralegal profession. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Surls at https://curtsurlsblog.blogspot.com/

Paralegal Work Assignments

Paralegals can be delegated any task normally performed by a lawyer, as long as the lawyer supervises the work (except those specifically proscribed by law). For example, Paralegals can review and organize client files, conduct factual and legal research, prepare documents for legal transactions, draft pleadings and discovery notices, interview clients and witnesses, and assist at closings and trials. But Paralegals (and their supervising Attorneys) must always avoid the “unauthorized practice of law.” Generally, Paralegals may not represent clients in court, take depositions, or sign pleadings. In addition, Paralegals may not establish the attorney's relationship with the client or set fees to be charged, and may not give legal advice to a client.

The continued usage of Paralegals in the profession is also a mandate of pure economics. Paralegals significantly reduce attorney burden and costs. In many instances it affords the practitioner the ability to lower legal fees in certain practice areas. They are also extremely valuable in their ability to maintain increased client communication and contact which further enhances client satisfaction and customer service. Paralegals also are of tremendous economic value to the law firm or office, as their hourly time spent on individual cases may be billed to the client separately, and at lower rates for the clients. Such staff may increase client satisfaction and provide a significant additional income stream for the law practice if managed effectively. Additional benefits to the firm as well as the community is the usage of Paralegals in Pro Bono activities and services. Paralegals enhance the ability of law firms to provide significantly more pro bono legal services as they could have through attorneys alone.

Supervising Attorneys remain ultimately liable for Paralegal work

As in every aspect of the practice of law, utilizing Paralegal services comes with corresponding ethical considerations for the attorney or firm. Attorneys are ultimately responsible for the work product of Paralegals. Even more, Attorneys are also responsible for the ethical conduct of the Paralegals whom they employ. Any transgressions by the Paralegals may subject the Attorney to professional discipline. This is due to the fact that Paralegals are not directly subject to any rules of professional conduct promulgated by courts, legislatures, or government agencies, the (supervising) Attorneys are. However, Paralegals who are members of national and/or local Paralegal associations are required to follow the ethical codes of those associations.

Billing issues for Paralegal Work

As pertains to fees and compensation, a Paralegal's substantive legal work (i.e., that which is not clerical) may be billed directly to the client just as an attorney's work is billed, or considered in setting a flat fee just as that of an attorney's work. Attorneys may compensate Paralegals based on the quantity and quality of their work and the value of that work to the law practice. Paralegal compensation, however, may not be in any way based on a contingency, by advance agreement, or on the specific outcome of a particular case. In addition, Attorneys may not split any legal fees with Paralegals nor compensate Paralegals for the referral of legal business. They are also not permitted to be a partner or shareholder in a law firm.

Where to get Paralegal Education?

As previously mentioned, the educational programs for Paralegals widely vary. These programs may or may not be approved or accredited. Those educational programs that are affiliated with a college or university may offer Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, and/or certificates, which may be classified as undergraduate or post-baccalaureate certificates. Proprietary schools generally offer certificate programs. Educational programs are also available via The American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), NALS – the Association of Legal Professionals, the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), the National Association of Paralegals (NALA), and the American Alliance of Paralegals (AAIPI) have developed accredited curriculum.


Paralegals play an indispensable role in the legal profession, and if the predictions are correct, that indispensable role will continue to expand as economic pressures force law firms and businesses to become ever more cost-effective. While the job outlook for Paralegals is bright, this may adversely affect Attorneys, whose work will migrate as much as technical and ethically possible to Paralegals. Just as a doctor’s workload may in part be handled by nurses or nurse practitioners, a lawyer’s workload may end up where it is most cost-effective (subject to professional and ethical rules, of course). The only constant in life is change, and this is yet another example of how the practice of law continues to do just that. The drum computer has to a large extent replaced the drummer in a band or studio recording. The remote-controlled drone has in part replaced the fighter pilot. The taxi driver may soon be replaced by Google’s or Uber’s self-driving cars. It appears that the only constant in life is change, and this is just another example of a profession adapting to a new economic reality.

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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World’s 1st “LIFE SKILLS OLYMPIAD” launched across 100+countries

Schools from 100+ countries already participated. Have you?

Prepare your child to be a future leader

School students from Grade III-XII can now test their Life Skills readiness

BUENOS AIRES, N/A, ARGENTINA, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Skillizen Learning Foundation, a Singapore headquartered global socio-educational company, has launched “International Life Skills Olympiad (ILSO)” for 2018-19. This is the world’s 1st Olympiad that tests young citizens on Life Skills and will be held online on the 27th of January 2019.

Aimed at school children from Grade III to XII, ILSO is a global online test that will be based on the Skillizen Curriculum, the world’s 1st Critical Life Skills Curriculum. This curriculum follows a unique method that transfers even the most complex Life Skills in such a manner, that even an 8 year old can playfully master those skills.

This unique Life Skills test will focus on assessing Skills and Competencies that are essential for young children of 21st century to lead their personal and professional lives. The questions of ILSO 2018-19 will be based on real life scenarios that will test the young students on their application of critical life skills like leadership, ethics, teamwork, communications, empathy, goal setting and many more.

Launching the Life Skills Olympiad, Mr. Sidharth Tripathy, Founder & CEO of Skillizen Olympiad Foundation said, “The children of 21st century need a whole range of critical Life skills to engage, manage and lead the world.” The main prizes for the winners of the International Life Skills Olympiad include free tickets to visit Harvard University in USA, mini iPads and Kindles. Besides the top prizes, there are assured prizes for all participants.

Why should one participate in such global tests? School children are always comparing themselves against their classmates or at best with other children in their own school. While preparing for this test, young minds from grade III-XII will be able to acquire new Life Skills and match their skills levels against the smartest children of the world. Participation in ILSO will perhaps be their first step to become a global citizen.

The editorial team from Newzworm.com had the chance to speak with the Chief Convener of International Life Skills Olympiad (ILSO), Mr. Sidharth Tripathy and get his insights on Life Skills & ILSO.

Newzworm: What are Life Skills?

Mr. Tripathy: Life Skills are the skills that we all need to effectively manage the challenges of everyday life, be it at school, at work or in our personal lives. You could say, 'It is a set of skills that enable us to lead our life to its fullest potential'.

Newzworm: People learn such skills as they grow up, why do we need to teach such skills to school students?

Mr. Tripathy: Quite contrary to that common belief, my research work at Harvard University in 2011 revealed that, the human brain can most effectively learn Critical Life Skills only during its hardwiring phase, i.e.; between the age of 6 to 16 years. That research led to the birth of Skillizen, World's first Critical Life Skills Curriculum with a mission to create “Citizens with the Right Skills”.

Newzworm: Are Life Skills and Soft Skills the same thing?

Mr. Tripathy: A definitive meaning and list of Life Skills is something that educators, governments and employers continue to debate worldwide. But irrespective of whether we call them Life Skills, 21st Century Skills or Soft Skills, it is a fact that students who are able to acquire and apply such skills, are much better placed to succeed in the real world beyond schools. Based on recent news, when asked about Skills Gap across the industries, Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn strongly emphasized that the biggest skill gap today is in Soft Skills such as Communication, Collaboration etc.

Newzworm: What should parents & schools do to prepare children for the future?

Mr. Tripathy: Today's young citizens will have many new challenges over the course of their lives, with associated stress and the need to evolve. Hence it is important for parents and schools to integrate a Life Skills Curriculum that would help students to acquire and apply skills such as Communication Skills, Teamwork, Leadership, Critical Thinking, Smart Consumer Literacy, and many more. Participation in global tests like ILSO is one of the most recommended steps for parents to get their children started on the journey of Life Skills.

For more information or to enroll, go to http://www.lifeskillsolympiad.org

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Recruiting for Good Launches Fun Service Rewarding Men Who Help Fund Summer Camp Scholarships

Join Recruiting for Good to Help Fund Summer Camp and Love Life www.RecruitingforGood.com

Join Recruiting for Good to Help Fund Summer Camp and Love Life www.RecruitingforGood.com

Moms Attend Camp to Qualify and Sign Up for Future Summer Camp Scholarship Savings

Moms Attend Camp to Qualify and Sign Up for Future Summer Camp Scholarship Savings

Enjoy L.A.'s Best Restaurants

Enjoy L.A.’s Best Restaurants

Recruiting for Good is on a mission to help fund $100,000 in scholarships; and reward men who help the staffing agency achieve its goal fun life rewards.

Men join Recruiting for Good to impact kids' lives, help moms save money, and love life.”

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

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recruiting for Good is sharing proceeds from 100 placements to fund $100,000 in summer camp scholarships and reward women who help the staffing agency make a difference; L.A.'s best dining, fitness, and even luxury weekends in Cabo.

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder Carlos Cymerman, “Men join Recruiting for Good to impact kids' lives, help moms save money, and love life.”

How Men Make a Difference and Earn Exclusive Rewards

1. A man introduces an executive he personally knows (a CEO, CFO, or VP of HR) at a company that hires professional staff.
2. Recruiting for Good finds the company a stellar employee and earns a finder's fee, that is shared.
3. Recruiting for Good donates $1,000 to a summer camp scholarship. And gifts an exclusive fun life reward.

Men Choose the Reward They Want Most

1. Best Sports Tickets.
2. Enjoy L.A.'s Best Health Food Store (Erewhon).
3. Experience fine dining at L.A.'s 10 Best Restaurants.
4. Hire Fitness Trainer (private sessions).
5. Luxury weekend in Cabo.

Camp Scholarships Awarded to Good Moms

Recruiting for Good will reward camp scholarship savings to moms who make a difference in the community.

Carlos Cymerman adds, "Are you a mom in L.A. that makes a difference and wants to save money on summer camp? Come to our Summer Camp Fair, on January 12th, 2019 from 10am to 1pm to sign up in person and qualify for future scholarship saving rewards."


Recruiting for Good is a 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. Our cause is to help fund summer camp. Women join to help fund camp scholarships; and earn exclusive love life rewards www.RecruitingforGood.com

Fund Summer Camp, is funded by Recruiting for Good, our fun purpose is to help prepare kids for tomorrow's jobs by investing in enriching life experiences that inspire creativity, help kids find their passion and grow from within. Our purposeful funding service is confidential and personal. We meet moms to explain how recruiting referrals work; and how funding happens. To learn more visit www.FundSummerCamp.com

Attend Fun Summer Camp Fair at Santa Monica Capital One Cafe on January 12th, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm. 'Are you a mom in L.A. that makes a difference and wants to save money on summer camp? Come to our Summer Camp Fair, on January 12th, 2019 from 10am to 1pm to sign up in person and qualify for future scholarship saving rewards.' Each attending parent makes a difference, "Recruiting for Good is donating $1 per attending parent to their perspective school (PTA). For the first 1,000 attendees." We created the fair to deliver inspired information in a personal and meaningful way (by selecting a diverse group of 10 camps). To learn more visit www.RecruitingforGood.com

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Oakland-Based Nonprofit CEO Resigns

Christine Stoner-Mertz has resigned as President/CEO of Lincoln after 13 years.

OAKLAND, CA, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lincoln, a nonprofit serving children and families and headquartered in Oakland, announced today that Christine Stoner-Mertz has resigned as President/CEO, and the Board is recommending Allison Staulcup Becwar, previously Chief Program Officer, as the organization’s Interim President/CEO.

"Chris has been an exceptional CEO and leader of Lincoln. During her tenure she has forged important initiatives and relationships with many community leaders, public officials, and partners working towards our collective goals of improving outcomes for children and families in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties,” said David de Figueiredo, Chair of the Board of Directors.

"During her 13 year tenure, Chris has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization, nearly doubling Lincoln’s budget and professional staff. She will be greatly missed by the staff, Board, supporters, and partners alike."

Stoner-Mertz will be leaving Lincoln to serve as the Executive Director of the California Alliance of Child and Family Services. She will be transitioning through February, with her last day being February 28, 2019. "My last thirteen years with Lincoln have been some of the best years of my professional life, and I will certainly miss working with the talented and dedicated staff, Board, supporters, friends and partners associated with the organization," says Stoner-Mertz. "I am very proud of the tremendous growth, accomplishments, and impact that Lincoln has achieved during this amazing and transformational period in its long history."

"Even though my career is changing direction, my commitment to supporting and creating solutions to disrupt cycles of poverty, trauma, and inequity for children and families in our communities will passionately continue."

The Executive Committee of the Board has recommended to the full Board of Directors that Becwar be named Interim President/CEO while conducting a process for identifying the new CEO. "I am deeply honored to be chosen to lead Lincoln during this time of transition and change," said Becwar. "We cannot thank Chris enough for the dedication, passion, and enthusiasm that she has given Lincoln. She will be missed, we want to wish her all the best as she enters a new stage in her career.”

"Her vision helped bring Lincoln into a new era," Becwar continues. "I am confident in our staff and board as we steadily move forward at this juncture of growth and opportunity."

Founded in 1883 as the first racially integrated orphanage in Northern California, our mission remains timeless: Lincoln disrupts the cycle of poverty and trauma, empowering children and families to build strong futures. Today, Lincoln impacts more than 27,000 children and their families in the most underserved communities of the greater San Francisco Bay Area through educational engagement, family strengthening, and well-being programs.

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Starting Your Own Business: Franchising or Licensing?

When it comes to starting your own business, there are many roads to take. If you’ve already got your own idea to launch, great, but if not, what do you do?

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATS, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you want to start your own business but don’t quite have an idea as to what type of business you want to run, there are still several options for you. The two best options for those looking to start their own business, but skip the foundation work, are to look into either licensing or franchising. By buying and opening a licensed business or a franchise business you can be your own boss, without having to go through all of the red tape and legwork that would normally come with starting up a company.

Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, there are several important differences between franchising and licensing that a budding entrepreneur should know about.

The basic principle of licensing is that you are purchasing a license to open a new business under a trademarked name. As the licensee you often have much more flexibility over how you run your operation, though there will be some brand management guidelines handed down by the licensor. You will also find that licensing opportunities have a much lower start-up cost and residual fees. The main benefit of licensing over franchising is the freedom that is given, if you want to be in control of your business, this gives you that power.

Franchising is much more structured, as you have to follow stricter brand guidelines. One benefit of this is that there is more help from the franchising company to their franchise owners. For example, promotional posters and marketing material are given instead of having to make them yourself. This can make it easier to start up and run a franchise but takes away from the freedom of owning your own business. If you just want to own the business but not be a part of the main decision making process, this will give you that ability.

So which one is better to own?
Which type you choose really comes down to what you, as the entrepreneur, want. If you are looking for something that is easier to start up, but comes with more overhead and oversight, franchising may be the best option. But if you’re truly entrepreneurial and are looking to run your own business without having to follow someone else’s structure or plan, licensing is going to be the option for you.

Whichever you may choose, investigate growing business sectors to help you decide what business is best. The private education and health sectors are continuously growing, with multitudes of business opportunities for people looking to get into the respective industries. Opening a business in education or medicine has never been easier – just keep your eye out for opportunities.

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Together and Beyond: New Mexico Parkinson Disease Coalition and Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance Merge

PMDAlliance is passionate about services, just as the Coalition is. By merging we can allocate more resources to service delivery instead of administration”

— Karen St. Clair

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The New Mexico Parkinson Disease Coalition and Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMDAlliance) recently announced a merger of the two organizations.

The organizations began discussion because of a shared service philosophy. As a result of the merger, programs for people impacted by Parkinson’s and other movement disorders in New Mexico will increase four-fold. The two organizations complement each other in mission and vision.

“PMDAlliance is passionate about services, just as the Coalition is. By merging we can allocate more resources to service delivery instead of administration,” said Karen St. Clair, past Coalition board member from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“Arizona and New Mexico share similar landscapes, populations, and both have a large number of rural and underserved communities,” St. Clair added. “Working collaboratively we can expand our reach in New Mexico, including extending services to our Native American neighbors and rural communities.”

“I’m a firm believer in mergers when the organizations share similar missions and are compatible in their purpose and goals,” said Sarah Jones, CEO of PMDAlliance. “Bringing everything under one virtual roof creates exponential benefit,” Jones continued. “It saves money and allows us to serve more people in need.” In keeping with its efforts to keep overhead and expenses down, PMDAlliance administration operates online, ensuring that donations and grant funding are used to provide direct services.

PMDAlliance is a nonprofit organization providing educational workshops for group leaders, care partners and adult children of people impacted by movement disorders. The organization serves people across the United States and is not affiliated with any medical practice or institution. As an independent organization, its primary role is to build capacity for people impacted by movement disorders to live life more fully.

Contact: Sarah Jones, PMDAlliance CEO, 800.256.0966 or sarah@pmdalliance.org; Karen St. Clair, NMPC Board Member, 505.780.5864 or kastclair@gmail.com

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Santa Lands by Helicopter – Saturday

Santa Lands – Saturday at 10:00am – Virginia Village Shopping Center, Leesburg, VA

A long-standing holiday tradition returned in 2017, and now it's one of the most popular events in Loudoun County, VA.

We want families to experience the many Leesburg traditions from the past that have made Leesburg so unique. And, how more unique can you get than Santa arriving by helicopter?”

— Brian Cullen, President, Keane Enterprises

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — It wasn’t considered officially the holiday season in Leesburg, VA until children witnessed Santa Claus flying around Leesburg wishing everyone a Happy Holidays and eventually landing at the Virginia Village Shopping Center on Catoctin Circle in Leesburg. This long-standing tradition started with WAGE Radio (1200AM) in the 1960s. However, this tradition ended long before the radio station officially closed its doors in 2008. In 2017, the tradition was reignited, so get your wish lists ready because Santa and his helicopter, once again, return this holiday season.

Keane Enterprises purchased the 18-acre Virginia Village Shopping Center in June 2017. With the purchase of the property comes new opportunities and the opportunity to relive old traditions. Brian Cullen, President, Keane Enterprises, wants to bring back many of the older Leesburg holiday traditions that made Leesburg unique. One of the most popular Leesburg holiday traditions is Santa arriving in his helicopter to greet holiday well-wishers. Families can witness Santa’s arrival and visit with him on Saturday, December 15 beginning at 10:00am at the Virginia Village Shopping Center on Catoctin Circle in Leesburg.

“We want families to experience the many Leesburg traditions from the past that have made Leesburg so unique. And, how more unique can you get than Santa arriving by helicopter? We brought back this tradition last year and it was a huge success. Children, young and old, lit up with joy as Santa landed to the roar of his adoring fans. That’s the sense of joy we want to bring to families and to the Virginia Village Shopping Center,” stated Cullen.

Families will have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus and have their picture taken with him. Children have the opportunity to create a special gift for their loved ones. The Leesburg Farmer’s Market will be in full operation, food trucks, holiday cookies, cider, hot chocolate, etc. will be available. This event is free for the entire family.

Santa Lands is Saturday, December 15 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Virginia Village Shopping Center in Leesburg. Please visit www.SantaVirginiaVillage.com for additional information and to RSVP. Even though the event is free, attendees are asked to RSVP either online prior to the event or at the door.


About Keane Enterprises
Keane Enterprises is a full service real estate developer and service provider concentrating on mixed-use, office, retail, and residential in the Washington, DC metro area. Through their diverse skill set, navigation of complex entitlements, and intimate knowledge of local market conditions, they are committed to creating lasting value for property owners, occupants and the community.

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Health and Lifestyle Coach, Valerie Oakley, Announces Free Coaching Assessments

National, Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach

Professional coach seeks clients who want to increase their health, confidence, and vitality

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Speaking through her publicist, Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach, Valerie Oakley, announced her health and lifestyle consultancy, today. Oakley knows that a healthy body and mind contribute to a healthier and happier world. This was the impetus behind the Northern California resident launching her national, coaching business.

According the AMA (American Medical Association) a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher is typically associated with hypertension, strokes, heart disease, diabetes, and other potentially fatal medical conditions.

Valerie Oakley is a MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education, and M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University, credentialed coach. As a registered respiratory therapist with a degree in psychology from U.C. Berkeley, and someone who lost and kept off 45 pounds of fat in seven months, she is uniquely positioned to provide her services.

The certified health and lifestyle coach stated that she is “Open to partnering with medical doctors, chiropractors, bariatric clinics and others who aren’t currently using a weight loss or nutrition component in their practices or fitness centers. I seek professionals and corporations who want to get their staff healthier, and work with teenagers and adults.”

Oakley says that meal replacements and a healthy, body mass index have proved to maximize effectiveness in reaching goals in every area of an individual’s life. She is currently offering free, telephone assessments to individuals nationwide, and across the globe in some cases.

“Optimal nutrition coupled with healthy weight takes us where we want to go. As a Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach, I ensure my clients don’t go alone,” explained Oakley. “You will discover how to incorporate simple, easy and powerful healthy habits into everything you do. Your bigger life is waiting – all you need to do is take the first step.”

Oakley says that when nutrition and body weight are ideal, they serve as a catalyst for bigger changes. She uses her expertise and proven strategies to coach individuals and groups on how to incorporate simple, easy and powerful healthy habits into their lifestyle.

“People experience an array of emotions when challenged by weight and health and wellness. The majority of supportive services neither offer a free, telephonic assessment, nor in-depth coaching support,” stated Fran Briggs, Publicist to Valerie Oakley. “Valerie’s certified health and lifestyle coaching program fills this void.”

For more information, or to book an assessment with Valerie Oakley, call 925-206-8274. For media opportunities, send an email to emailFranBriggs@gmail.com.


Valerie Oakley earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley. She is a licensed massage therapist and registered respiratory therapist. Valerie works with people from all backgrounds with the aim of creating or supporting a healthy mind, body, spirit and financial state. Valerie's health and lifestyle coaching services include a free, confidential health assessment by appointment. The objective is to customize the needs of each client. She also offers free, mini presentations and vendor events which showcase her services and programs. Valerie is a mother of a 25-year-old autistic, adult son, whose talent lies in performing arts; and a 22-year-old son, who is a natural, IT specialist who enjoys building computers. As a family, the trio enjoys traveling and creating memories. To reach Valerie, call 925-206-8274.

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Apollo Med Innovations Announces 2019 PDO Thread Master Training Schedule

Apollo Med Innovations, an authorized distributor of FDA approved Miracu PDO Threads, expands its training program to multiple cities in 2019

I only use Miracu PDO threads in my practice and train for Apollo due to the tangible benefits of Miracu threads and Apollo’s unyielding commitment to best practice education and hands-on application”

— Dr. Michael Schreiber

PEACHTREE CITY, GA, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Apollo Med Innovations, LLC (Apollo) is proud to announce its 2019 PDO Thread Master training schedule. Apollo is an authorized distributor of Miracu PDO threads; the only FDA approved non-anchored PDO thread in the market today.
The Apollo Master Training program is designed to provide Doctors, Med Spa practitioners and leading aesthetic practices with both an extensive hands-on education as well as didactic session focused on the value and efficacy of PDO threads procedures as well as patient diagnostic techniques. Attendees will gain a broad educational foundation in PDO threads lead by some of the world’s most experienced and trusted Doctors with a ratio of no less than 1 Doctor trainer for every 5 attendees. The Apollo Master class is designed to provide attendees with enough hands-on experience (the average attendee works on 7 models and places more than 200 threads) to feel comfortable adding PDO threads as a meaningful part of their practice.
The Master Training Schedule for the first half of 2019 is as follows:
• Atlanta, GA – January 19-20
• Las Vegas, NV – February 16-17
• Dallas, TX – March 16-17
• Atlanta, GA – April 20-21
• Las Vegas, NV – May 4-5
• Dallas, TX – June 15-16
“I have trained for many of the major PDO thread companies and this is the most extensive hands-on training offered in the market today” said Dr. Michael Schreiber, a leading PDO thread practitioner and educator. “I only use Miracu threads in my practice and train for Apollo due to all the tangible benefits of Miracu threads and Apollo’s unyielding commitment to best practice education and hands-on application.”
In addition to being the only FDA approved PDO thread, Miracu threads are tangibly different in a number of areas that lead to improved patient outcomes and comfort. Some of the Miracu PDO thread advantages include: thinner needle outer shell wall which leads to a more flexible needle and less tissue trauma, Miracu threads are molded not cut, leading to superior tensile strength and Miracu threads have the widest variety and selection of threads.
“Apollo is proud to partner with DBM Corporation to distribute Miracu PDO threads” said Randy Wright, CEO, Apollo Med Innovations, “As the only FDA approved thread in the market, Miracu is a fantastic fit for our company as we are dedicated to providing our Doctor partners the best combination of product, patient efficacy, price and education. The testimonials of the Apollo trained Doctors taking our courses validates our decision to distribute Miracu threads and continue our Master training education.”

About Apollo Med Innovations
Apollo Med Innovations, LLC is a leading distributor of cutting edge aesthetic products to the Med Spa and aesthetic industries. Apollo Med’s product suite includes micro-needling devices and supplies, Miracu PDO threads, diode and multi-platform lasers, cryotherapy devices and a full line of Secretly Ageless branded cosmeceuticals. Apollo Med is also dedicated to superior service and customer education through its master training series led by its esteemed Doctor Advisory Council. Apollo Med is committed to providing its customers the latest in high quality aesthetic products at a reasonable cost providing its partners with exceptional return on investment. For more information on Apollo Med Innovations, visit our website at www.apollomedinnovations.com.
About DBM Corporation
DBM Corporation, Inc. (DBMCorporationInc.com), headquartered in Mission Viejo, California, is a solution provider for medical aesthetic needs in U.S. market. DBM Corporation is the Official North America Representative of MIRACU, PDO Threads.
For more information contact:
Name: Randy Wright
Phone: 844.698.4782
Email: randy@apollomedinnovations.com

Name: Dennis Stoutenburgh
Phone: 214.613.0417
Email: dennis@socialstrategy1.com

Dennis Stoutenburgh
Apollo Med Innovations, Inc.
+1 214-986-8400
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Source: EIN Presswire