My Non-Television Mother and Me: The Apology

Part 3 of a 3 part series. After interviewing my mother, reading through the archives of my memoirs, taking note of the dark memories that quietly play in the back of my mind like an old French noir film, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve hit a plateau, with trying to understand my relationship […]

About Richard DeFino

Ricky De Fino grew up in New York City and currently resides in Buffalo NY. When he isn’t writing about his anxiety and his crazy Bronx upbringing, he enjoys watching countless hours of television with his wife Andrea, cat Bebe and dog Zeke. Two years sober, good coffee and veganism keeps him sane. His work can be found in Two Cities Review, tNY Press, Purple Pig Lit, Dialougal and Cycatrix Press.

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Betrayal, Unforgiveness and You

 The saddest thing about betrayal is that is never comes from your enemies. This is a powerful statement. I think that I am a kind, loving and fair person, but I, too, have been fileted on more than one occasion, and it can hurt. Having established that, now what do you do? You can roll […]

About Beatrice Bailey

Beatrice Bailey was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa to a Baptist minister father and a mother who was a gospel recording artist. She has three sisters and one brother. She attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a BA in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. Retired since 2004 from management positions with both the Xerox Corporation and the State of California, Bea now conducts customized seminars on “Budgeting for the Not So Rich and Famous”, “Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together…The Ultimate Balancing Act,” as well as interview techniques entitled, “Selling the Sizzle and Not the Steak.” In addition, she is an active member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Sacramento, CA, where she is an Adult Sunday School teacher. Bea has been a Head Feature Writer for Senior Magazine of Northern California. She also writes a monthly newspaper column entitled, “Uniquely Bea” Currently, she has authored a best-selling book, entitled, "Farewell, My Friend” and is conducting presentations and book signings throughout the United States and Mexico. "Radio Luz,” a Spanish Speaking Christian Radio Station, has interviewed her multiple times. Bea also was selected to be included in a book by The Author’s Show, as one of the "50 Outstanding Writers You Should Be Reading”. Bea has produced and hosted a new innovative television show, “A-Z with Bea”, which aired in November 2009 on RCCTV, Sacramento, CA. Bea is active at St. Paul Baptist Church and is an Adult Sunday school Teacher, and a Small Accountability Group Leader. She is a member of Kaiser’s Bio-Ethics Committee and on the Board of Advisors for the East Lawn Corporation. Recently, she has been asked to participate as a speaker with the Black Health Today national organization. To relax, Bea likes to work out at the gym, walk, knit, paint, sew, cook, garden, and read. Traveling within the United States, Mexico, Asia, the Caribbean, South America and Europe is one of Bea’s true passions. She has two adult children, one “bonus son”, five wonderful grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She resides in Northern California.

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Hater Nation

I have been missing in action for a couple of weeks and I want to tell you why. I learned a valuable lesson over the last weeks, ”Not everyone wants for your Good.” Have you ever thought and believed without a doubt that certain people in your life always want the best for you and […]

About Andrinique Davis

Andrinique is a BADASS Life~Style & Goals Coach, Spiritual Mentor, Meditation Facilitator, ( trained via Michael Bernard Beckwith founder of Agape International Spiritual Center & Gabrielle Bernstein AKA the Spirit Junkie ). Andrinique is also a Health and Wellness Coach, ( Certified at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition ) and currently training to become a certified igolu leader. Prior to realizing her life purpose / soul mission, Andrinique worked as a Human Resources Professional in the Luxury retail arena, heading up the HR and Recruitment functions for Luxury brands such as Macy's, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor and Hudson's Bay. Andrinique also owned an operated a high successful Wedding & Event Planning company "Andrinique Special Events" based out of LA with offices in NYC and Merida, Mexico. Early on in her my career, Andrinique worked as a professional model for Elite Model Management, (petite division) out of Chicago and NYC. Andrinique's intention is to share her story and her journey in hopes that it will help others find their place of Authentic Power, and to lift the universal vibration from Mediocre to Greatness. Her wish is to guide, motivate, inspire and connect with anyone who is seeking their life’s purpose.

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