Archives for December 29, 2014

GuruNanda Pulling Oil A "detox" that can contribute to overall wellness!

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I have to admit that I had never heard of this product!  So, I’m not sure if you have ever heard of oil pulling (a simple method of oral detoxification), but it’s an Ayurvedic healing practice that dates back 5,000 years and it has many wellness benefits that extend far beyond the mouth itself.  It’s an easy way to rid the body of toxins by swishing an oil in your mouth twice a day — and it’s 100% natural and completely safe! Like, I said..I had never heard of it! But, it sounded intriguing.

This new product, GuruNanda Pulling Oil (www.gurunanda.com/oil-pulling), features a proprietary blend of 4 different oils, which together perform at a higher level than the single oils routinely used for oil pulling.

This really is a great way to start off the New Year! I had never tried a product like this one before so I only have been using a small amount but so far, I do feel like I have more energy.  I have only been using it for a short time so haven’t noticed any other significant changes yet. I also like that is contains Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil and Peppermint Oil.

You can also purchase on Amazon.com.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample in exchange for an unbiased review and to facilitate this post.

Pop R&B Artist Robbie Jenkins Releases Single “ONE NIGHT”

Pop R&B singer/songwriter Robbie Jenkins and Overture Entertainment, Inc. announce the official release today of Jenkins’ single “One Night.” The rhythmically engaging track is now available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, GooglePlay, and additional digital music retail sites. “One Night” is the artist’s first single promoting his forthcoming album “#Evolution.”

 

With “One Night,” Jenkins was compelled to recreate the experience of music he grew up hearing – real instrumentation, melodies that stay with the listener, and movement-inspiring tempos. The song touches on awakening our inhibitions around love and relationships, celebrating all that can unfold after “love at first sight.” Jenkins’ lyrics remind listeners that genuine, lasting connections are still possible, even in a world that can be doubtful and impersonal: “One night we fell in love. Two hearts so balanced they beat as one. For three days we avoided the sun. And it’s hard to believe this happened all on the strength of one night.” A video for the single is slated for release on December 16.

 

Robbie Jenkins has performed as a vocalist, instrumentalist, and studio/touring musician for nearly 30 years, traveling the world with major recording artists such as Surface, PM Dawn, and Jimmie Vaughn. During a lengthy apprenticeship with producer, recording artist, and six-time Grammy nominee Kashif, Jenkins was fortunate to spend time with many influential artists in Kashif’s creative circle, including Whitney Houston, George Benson, and Dionne Warwick. He has composed and performed original work with the Washington Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Another pivotal career moment was Jenkins’ arrangement and recording of background vocals for Earth, Wind & Fire lead vocalist Philip Bailey. Jenkins’ own 2007 single “Wherever You Go” reached #6 on the LIVE 365 Radio Chart during its second week on the charts, and his debut CD “Because It Feels Right” was released later the same year.

 

Music and its transformative power often take Jenkins outside the recording studio. As a mentor and youth leader, he has personally funded after-school music programs at several schools in the Stamford Public School Systems, and afforded scholarships to many students pursuing music degrees at the college and university level. He has been awarded a Key to the City of Stamford for his youth community service, and was the 2014 recipient of the Harry Belafonte Artistic Award from the Stamford NAACP, a local chapter of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.

 

The remainder of 2014 includes more community and music endeavors for Jenkins. On December 15, he is attending a reception for Project Music, a non-profit community music education program in Stamford, Connecticut in which Jenkins participated as a youth. “I know how important this program was to my development,” said Jenkins. “It’s exciting to know that another generation of youth will receive a solid musical foundation through their participation in it. I’m ecstatic about the opportunity to contribute.”

 

The evening after the “One Night” video debut, Jenkins will appear on the program “The Power Trip.” The interview is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm PST on December 17 on InTheMixxRadio. To hear the program live, listeners can visit the website InTheMixxRadio.com or download the InTheMixxRadio App available for both iPhone and Android. The call-in number for the show is (718) 705-4959. Next up for Jenkins will be the release of his second full-length album “#Evolution” on January 20, 2015. A one-hour, behind-the-scenes documentary titled “Evolution: Realizing the Vision” highlighting the making of the album is in post-production, and plans are underway for a 2015 live tour.

 I was able to receive a free download of the single “One Night” and I love the catchy song.The whole song is really catchy and is now stuck in my head! It really reminds me of old R&B (with a splash of the 80’s) and I can’t wait to hear the entire album that will be coming out in the New Year! 

About Robbie Jenkins:

Robbie Jenkins is an accomplished vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter with credits spanning nearly three decades. He has performed live on tour with major recording artists, on national and international television programs (“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Arsenio Hall Show” and others), and on multiple albums and music videos. Jenkins is a respected music educator, author, and lecturer in the industry, as well as an accomplished community leader focusing on music education for youths. He is the CEO/Founder of Overture Entertainment, Inc., a music label, production, and publishing company.

Update!!!

#Evolution CD Cover

I received a copy of the newly released Album #EVOLUTION. I love the album. Stay tuned for my review.

 

Credit: G.R.I.D.S. Consulting. Self Disclosure: I received a free download of the single “One Night.”

 

KIDS CWIST For Kids! I love how my son can help earn gifts for Kids in Need!

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Last week I shared with you about a great way for Kids to earn gifts for Kids in need!

CWIST is an incentive-based digital learning platform where parents and educators can share ideas, motivate kids to learn and teach valuable life lessons. With CWIST, parents assign a learning challenge (“a cwist”) that the child will love doing because it’s interactive and it’s fun. There are two types of CWISTs: Ready-made challenges can be drawn from an online library of age-appropriate educational online games, such as a math challenges. Or, parents can create their own challenge for their kids to complete. This might be a chore, such as filling up two bags of leaves from the yard, or a learning activities, such completing a reading assignment.

 

For completing these CWISTs, kids can earn parent-designated rewards such as a bowl of their favorite ice cream, an extra hour of television, or that cell phone upgrade they’ve been yearning for. These CWIST challenges help teach kids the importance of hard work in achieving their goals.

But, my son and I signed up last week and sure…the parent-designated awards are awesome! But, the best thing is that  The Kids CWIST for Kids charitable initiative connects a parent and their children to a child in need. Parents assign their children CWISTs to complete but instead of their child receiving the reward, a gift will be donated to a child whose family can’t afford holiday presents. In addition, CWIST will also be donating the first $2,000 in toys earned by children for completing CWISTs to family-supporting charities. I love that there are a variety of choices to pick from arts, cooking, sports and many more. There really is something for every kid to choose from!

My son loved the idea of baking bread (for example) and earning a gift for a child in need. This is just such a cool way to give back this holiday season. The campaign launched for #Giving Tuesday and will run through the end of the year.

It’s not too late, to sign up!  For more information go to: http://info.cwist.com/holiday-giving-your-child-can-earn-a-gift-for-a-child-in-need

Self Disclosure: This is a compensated post and I will receive paid compensation but all opinions expressed are truthful and honest and I highly recommend.