Monday, March 28, 2011
Following is a link that we would like to share with our readers.
Submitted by Donna Cullen
Monday, March 21, 2011
A New Online Magazine for Women
Fresh Goddess™ is an online magazine featuring inspirational, informative and intriguing content for women of all backgrounds. Fresh Goddess™ offers women a dose of self-love merged with urban Zen flavor. Founder and editor, DuEwa Frazier created Fresh Goddess™ to inspire women to get ahead, shine bright and live with balance and inner clarity. Fresh Goddess™ addresses issues and perspectives related to health and wellness, spirit, life purpose, dating, relationships, beauty, style and more.
Frazier has experience creating online content for women. She previously wrote inspirational and self-help articles as a contributing writer for both MysisterMyself.com and MahoganyButterfly.com. Her popular column, “Fly Butterfly,” featured inspirational essays and was published at MahoganyButterfly.com. Freshgoddess.com is among several of Frazier’s online ventures including her internet radio show Rhymes, Views & News Talk Radio and official website DuEwaWorld.com.
An entrepreneur at heart, Frazier is no stranger to launching creative and successful businesses. She founded Lit Noire Publishing, a creative arts and publishing organization in 2002 with the release of her first book of poetry Shedding Light From My Journeys. Frazier has since published and edited several publications including the NAACP Image Award nominated anthology, Check the Rhyme. As a writer, her poetry, essays, editorials and arts profiles have been featured in Essence, Poetry Ink, Drumvoices Revue, Poetry In Performance, Reverie, Kweli, Allhiphop.com, DaveyD.com, Mosaic and many others.
Fresh Goddess™ readers can subscribe to the website, leave comments and follow the site via social networking. Visit Fresh Goddess and connect through social media at Twitter: @freshgoddess and Facebook: Fresh Goddess™ “Like” page.
Monday, March 14, 2011
March is National Nutrition Month, a time to evaluate your food selections and eating habits. Here are a few recommendations to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle and maybe add more spice in the bedroom.
- Phone calls have fewer calories than snacks, unless you eat and talk at the same time. Try to eat more nutritious snacks such as dry fruits, nuts and seeds.
- Eat in moderation.
- Go natural. Consume more whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables.
- When it comes to dessert, desert the table and limit your consumption of refined sugars.
- Go easy on alcoholic beverages. Get high on water.
- Check to see if your number is up by having your blood cholesterol tested. A desirable number is under 200.
- Become a private investigator and make it your business to examine food labels.
- Add more spice to your life. Use herbs and spices in place of salt.
- Expose yourself to the natural sunlight. This is one way to get your Vitamin D. About 15 minutes will do it.
- Limit your fat intake to fewer than 30% of your total calories for the day.
- Make meat a side dish and not the main course.
- Keep a tight rein on fry foods. Bake, boil, broil, poach or steam.
Monday, March 07, 2011
It cannot have escaped your attention that the well-trodden paths of conventional dating have been looking a little empty of late as thousands of people are taking the game online. For many it’s liberating and enables the shyer among us to take the time to construct a profile and build a relationship slowly and carefully. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of this wealth of opportunity:
1. Decide on your objective
Whether you’re looking for casual friendships that might become something more or you’re in the market for marriage, there are services to suit your every need. So choose your dating website carefully, as deliberate selection will lead to more fruitful results.
2. A recent – and natural – photo is vital
Of course it's tempting to use that old photo of you from 10 years ago, or the more recent one that's been edited to within an inch of its life, but by having something simple and likeable from the beginning, you’re putting yourself in far better stead to meet someone real. Of course you don't need to show what you look like first thing in the morning right off the bat, but something natural and expressive of your personality and interests will make you far more compelling.
3. It's quality not quantity
Don't be afraid to be a little specific in your profile. It’s important to remember you’re looking for someone who responds to you, not a superhero with your face. So maybe you don't have aspirations to donate your possessions to charity and go off to find yourself on top of a mountain, but finding someone who‘ll veg out on the sofa on a Sunday with you will be far more gratifying in the long run than admiring responses from people who don't match you. The same goes for the emails you send: don't hedge your bets by sending mass proposals to as many people as you can; find some who truly interest you and message them individually.
4. Easy does it
A little apprehensive of the pressure that a full-on dinner date might bring? Why not try easing yourself into it with a quick coffee Think of it as something of a pre-date: it will enable you to scope each other out, without the nerves that can sometimes overtake potentially awkward situations, and you can decide to take it further from there.
5. Don't lose heart!
It isn't about finding anyone – it’s about finding someone special. If you’ve chosen your dating website carefully and been realistic, then you’re in the same boat as very many others looking for the same kind of thing. So don't be disheartened if your search appears fruitless to begin with: you’re not looking for a quick fix, but a long-term conclusion, which deserves some time and patience.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Marian L. Thomas, reared in Chicago but lives with her biggest-supporter—her husband and their spoiled but playful dog, Winston in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Bachelor's degree in Business Communication, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Marian writes with a box full of colors in her head. Using the analogy of a crayon box to describe the struggles and journeys of women, has become her literary trademark. Readers have been captivated by her emotional appeal and her flare for reality that continues to be weaved within the pages of her books. Her debut title, Color Me Jazzmyne, went on to become an Amazon Best-seller. Reaching #1 in the Rhythm & Blues category, #2 in Inner-Child and #7 in Performance/Voice for the amazing melodious tones developed through the voice of her main character, Naya Monà. Color Me Jazzmyne was also ranked as one of the "Top 100 Books" - 1st Qtr 2010 by the Sankofa Literary Society Review.
Marian welcomes the release of her second book, My Father's Colors-The Drama-Filled Journey of Naya Monà Continues on March 1, 2011. It is sure to be another best-seller for the author as it takes you on the journey of four individuals that lead to one destination filled with betrayal, lies and shocking secrets.
Naya Monà is back on another emotional and drama-filled roller coaster as she finds herself fighting to find her voice, discover her father's past and search for her daughter. How do you find a daughter you never knew you gave birth to?
Then there's Chris - her husband. How far would one go for love? That is the question that Chris wastes no time answering. He will do whatever it takes to remove his wife’s pain, even if it means being the one to cause her the most.
Let's not forget Misty. Fame and Fortune have been the determining factor for Misty ever sense her father passed away. How far will she go, this time, to achieve it?
Introducing, Carl Thompson. Carl has found the love of his life, only she doesn’t know it. Green eyes and hazel brown hair fill his dreams for the future. Does he have enough love for the both of them?
Join best-selling author Marian L. Thomas as she takes you through the captivating pages of My Father’s Colors. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and get caught in the drama-filled story of a woman’s journey!
You're invited to get to know the author by visiting her website at: http://www.marianlthomas.com/, where readers can view book trailers, purchase her books through online retailers or get signed author copies. Or you can send her an email at email@example.com
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