Today, lets avoid ALL forms of failure! Act as if
failure is not a work within your vocabulary by remembering your
ultimate goals are greater than any obstacle or challenge. Not easy but
worth it! Have a failure-free Friday! Essentially Essence
San Diego Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley held his 1st Annual community day in Abbotsford Homes in North Phildaelphia. The event assembled over 400 tenants from the community in which they were able to enjoy free food , live entertainment and celebrity guest. Children were able to enjoy a fun day under the moon bounce and sprinklers while getting their face painted. ” This is home ” Brinkley said , “Im blessed to be able to come back to contribute to my community , Footballs is fun but impacting the lives of others is priceless”.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Lesean Mccoy and Dominique Curry of the St. Louis Rams attended the event and participated in 3 on 3 basketball with many of the local attendees. The children all shared laughs and excitement as the parents looked on, relieved to take a busy day off of parenting.
Special thanks to Curtis Brinkley and Dashay Brown for organizing a great event , I look forward to the 2nd annual community day as Changemakers will play a fundamental role in the organizing process.
Post by @Change_makers // Shaheed Rucker
Arts, Beats & Eats is a monthly networking mixer in the city of Philadelphia that contributes to the well-being of society through health initiatives and community service efforts. Arts , Beats & Eats is an event where individuals can grow personally and professionally. Monthly themes focus on “giving back” through toy , book , clothing and food drives. Other themes surround educating our guest on health , political and social ills that plague our community. Individuals are able to enjoy live art , spoken word , wine tasting and fine music while shopping different local vendors.
This month’s theme is our “School supply drive” 9.4.11 at the Primo Bacio Ristorante (8460 Limekiln pike) Towers at Wyncote. 7pm-11pm
Did you know that besides doing wonders for your health, a certain nutrient group might also help you get rid of belly fat and keep your pants size in check?
It’s true. Flavonoids — those antioxidant-like compounds found in fruits, veggies, chocolate, tea, and wine — seemed to help ward off belly fat in a 14-year study.
Specifically, catechins, flavonols, and flavones — types of flavonoids — may help curb belly bulge by improving the body’s metabolic profile, the researchers noted. So where can you get your fair share? The study participants got most of theirs from pears, apples, tea, chocolate, broad beans, onions, leeks, and sweet peppers. Pretty tasty choices. Try adding some to the menu tonight with these EatingWell recipes that are not only delicious, but will help you get rid of belly fat:
Interestingly, only the women in the study experienced a waistline benefit from flavonoids. But because flavonoid-rich foods like fruits and veggies are often low in calories, they’re still a smart choice for anyone who is weight conscious.
Regardless of whether it’s how you think or what
you’re thinking, NOTHING should hold you back. Today begins Intrinsic
Motivation week!! Intrinsic Motivation is the type of motivation that
originates within you. This motivation requires no outside force or
stimulation. Look inside and find the power to push through to your
greatest potential! Have an intrinsically motivating day! Essentially
The 6th Annual Danny Rumph tournament kicked off last week attracting the city’s most talented players. NBA , International and College athletes participated in the most dynamic tournament in the nation to pay homage to “Danny Rumph”. This years tournament Assembled over 600 attendees from all parts of the tri-state area to pay homage to Daniel Rumph and to witness a display of great basketball.
The Daniel Rumph tournament is organized by the DER II (Daniel Eric Rumph II) foundation(www.derii.org). The DER II foundation is a foundation that begin in 2005 to spread the awareness of Hypertrophy Cardiomyopthy and Sudden Cardiac Arrest. A heart condition that took the life of Daniel Rumph. The past five years the tournaments objective is to provide FREE screening for heart disease that causes SCA, and to place Automated External Defibrillators into all Recreation Facilities in the tri-state area.
Im excited to see football this time of year. I almost suffered from boredom from all the crap thats on television. As the regular season approaches check out some photos of some of the NFL’s best.
1. Mark your calendar for August 15, 2012
2. Write down your 3 biggest goals.
3. Go to http://www.futureme.org/ and send that email!
4. Work towards those goals relentlessly for the next 365 days.
5. August 11, 2012 celebrate your accomplishments & growth.
Post by Essence McDowell // @Pengriot
Guess how much protein is in a juicy, 8-ounce cheeseburger washed down with a milkshake? This single meal contains two to three times as much as most people need per day.
It’s no great surprise that Americans chow down on a lot of protein. We love beef and consume about 67 pounds per capita annually (that’s four times the international average). The popularity of low-carb regimes such as Atkins has also made meat the go-to food for dieters.
In fact, the average person eats about double the amount of protein that their body requires, according to the results of 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Washington , D.C kicked off their annual Folk Art festival at the National Park with international food and festivities. Attendees were able to create and design sculptures and crafts while learning how shea butter and wine is made. The event was educational and cultured. I had a blast with a few friends as we learned the rhetoric and traditions of different cultures around the world. Check out the photos after the break.
Post by Shaheed Rucker // @change_makers
Louis Vuitton plans to release Louis Vuitton: Architecture & Interior, a new book that showcases the foundations and structures of its worldwide stores.
The book shows some of the most memorable Louis Vuitton retail spaces. It provides scetches, blue prints and of course many amazing pictures.
The book will feature 300 illustrations including previously unpublished architect’s sketches and interviews with Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc and Jun Aoki.
The legal battle in a New York court pitted two fashion leaders in a bitter contest for what Louboutin said was the soul of its extravagantly expensive shoes — the signature scarlet outsole.
In federal court, US District Judge Victor Marrero ruled that Louboutin — even if widely recognized for its trailblazing use of red under the shoe — could not stop competitors like YSL from doing the same thing.
There’s no better time than RIGHT NOW to use all your
abilities, resources, and energy to get where you want to be. Have an
outstanding day! Essentially Essence
Over the weekend I had a chance to visit Toronto , Canada to attend Drake’s 2nd annual hometown OVO festival . I had the opportunity to take photos at the concert that featured Rick Ross and The Weeknd The crowd enhanced my experience as they took the concert to another level with tons of energy through out the whole night. The artist performed hit after hit while moving the audience all night. Drake surprised the crowd by bringing out J.Cole as they performed their collaborative hit “In the Morning”. Moments later Nas hit the stage and performed classic hits “If I Ruled The World” and ” Nas Is Like”. Drake continued hit after and hit and surprised the crowd again by introducing Lil Wayne as they performed various tracks together.
Did you start or did you “try” to start? Did you finish or did you “try” to finish? Did you follow through on your goals and objectives or did you just “try”? Much too often we accept “trying” as a substitute for doing. We need not accept nothing less than succeeding wholly & completely. Definitive actions get serious reults so there is no room for ”tried” attempts. Today we will remove “try” from our vocabularies because We are the type of people who Do and get things DONE. Have a great day! Essentially Essence
“MY WORK IS AN ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE THE COMPLEXITY OF EMOTIONS THAT ARE CONVEYED IN THE HUMAN FACE,” -
“THERE’S A STORY BEHIND EVERY FACE” -
“CONTINUALLY DRAWING CLOSER TO THE FACE AND EYES IN ORDER TO EXPLORE THE EMOTIONS THEY CONTAIN.” -