Archives for July 2, 2015

Talent for Humanity: Stories of Creativity, Compassion, and Courage to Inspire You on Your Journey


We are all born with the power to imagine what does not yet exist. What if we used this power to create the world we all dream of living in — for ourselves and for others?

Enter Talent for Humanity: Stories of Creativity, Compassion, and Courage to Inspire You on Your Journey (Greenleaf Book Group, April 2015) developed by Talent for Humanity, an international non-profit organization conceived by a group of individuals drawn together by a single vision of serving humanity and creating a better world through entertainment and the arts. Introducing seven inspiring individuals — recipients of the NPO’s Human Spirit Award — who have utilized their passion and creativity in the arts to do incredible things to improve the lives of others, Talent for Humanity ignites the spark in all of us to begin our own journey toward change.

These engaging stories take readers on an exploration of compassion and creativity from revolutionary Iran to Skid Row in Los Angeles, from a Native American reservation in Montana to Norway and Great Britain, from Palestine to the slums of Calcutta, and from Israel to the Sochi Olympics. Each of the seven featured individuals shares their life story and tells readers, in their own words, how they individually overcame obstacles and hardships, and sometimes the most grueling and brutal of ordeals, to take a stand against poverty, apathy, closed-mindedness, oppression, and prejudice.

By harnessing their passion, these talented men and women used the arts and their creative abilities to improve the destiny and lives of others. Talent for Humanity details the incredible stories of:

  • Reza – Philanthropist, idealist, humanist, architect, and award-winning National Geographic photojournalist
  • Sherry and Bob Jason – Attorneys and founders of City Hearts
  • Aliza Hava – California-based singer, songwriter and peacemaker
  • Deeyah Khan – Emmy-award winning film director/producer
  • Yarrow Kraner – “Creative alchemist,” photographer, mentor, and builder of innovative social media communities
  • Daniele Finzi Pasca – Theater director, Olympic ceremony creator/director, and clown.

I received a copy of this book and found it quite enlightening.  The stories are amazing, compassionate and I really enjoyed reading these incredible stories. It will truly leave you with a positive feeling of hope! A must-read for all adults! I can’t even choose which story was my favorite. I loved them all!

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Talent for Humanity was released on April 21, 2015 and is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble stores and all major booksellers. 

NYC New York Color eye pencils for the Summer! New City Proof 24 Hour Waterproof Eye Shadow and HD Automatic Liner

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If you are looking for waterproof eye pencils for the Summer, NYC New York Color has you covered! I received samples and love the City Proof 24 Hour Waterproof Eye Shadow. I love that it is waterproof and love the different shades that are available, It has quickly  become my go-to eye pencil this Summer! I love using it as a liner.  I like that it lasts through out the day even during a trip to the beach. The HD Automatic Eyeliner in black or brown is also a must-have for date nights!But, my favorite is Deep Purple. They are really affordable too! You can find them for under $5. Find out more on their website! I’m sure you will find an eye pencil that you will just love!

You can buy them at chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide. To find a retailer near you, please visit

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this Summer Beauty Must-Have post. Photo Credit: NYC New York Color.