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JW Najarian is Guest on Jackie Keller’s Show Food Exposed – What’s on Your Plate?

JW and Jackie Keller on Food Exposed shJackie Keller, Bestselling Author, Wellness Coach, Owner of Premiere Healthy Food Company Nutrifit, LLC

Featured JW Najarian (that is ME! I am the Editor and Chief of On Purpose Magazine) on her emPOWERme.Tv Show Food Exposed – What’s on Your Plate? Continue reading

The Brewery Artwalk

Originally posted on Art Quench Magazine:

The Brewery

2014 Spring Artwalk and

Open Studios

April 26th and 27th • 11 am – 6 pm

 

Free and open to the public

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This is not your average Artwalk! Nowhere else can you find the largest art community with the most innovative, experimental, contemporary artists at work.

This April at the Brewery Artwalk, The Brewery Artwalk Association is pleased to feature the largest contingent of pioneering artists in the Los Angeles area. Resident artists have been experimenting with 3D printing, Immersive 3D environments, LED light sculpture, high tech and high class furniture design, contemporary fashion and environmental design,  new media, computer and digital art, performance art as well as painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass works, printmaking and street art.

Located northeast of downtown Los Angeles, off the 5 Freeway’s Main Street exit, sits 16 acres packed with creative energy, artistic dreams, and a little piece of…

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Happy Easter

Colorful Eggs by Valerie NajarianWe at On Purpose Magazine want to wish you and your family a wonderful Easter weekend. If you do not celebrate Easter our wishes for you and yours do not change in the slightest.

This is a picture my wife took of the eggs we are hiding in the back yard for our yearly Easter Egg hunt.

The each have change we have saved over years in them. So at the end of the day the kids will have a variety of nickels, dimes and quarters strewn all over the living room floor to see who did the best this year.

pic gratitude coinOne has a gratitude coin in it and that is the big winner!

Love and Light to All.

JW Najarian
Editor and Chief

Announcing the next phase of Empire Avenue!

Originally posted on Empire Avenue:

The first social media network run by members, for members

eavleaders_badgeAre YOU ready to help shape the future of Empire Avenue? As you know, Empire Avenue created a new community – the Empire Avenue Leaders. The goal is clear: get 2,000 people to each join Empire Avenue Leaders. For buying the $100 Empire Avenue Leaders Upgrade any individual will receive a truly generous member benefits package.

Did you wonder WHY the community was called Empire Avenue Leaders? It’s simple. Starting now, the Leaders are RUNNING Empire Avenue’s marketing, recruitment, and retention programs. The technical staff will continue to support the platform, manage the database, and provide normal tech support. Beyond that – it’s up to US to chart the marketing course to get to 2000 leaders. Longer term, Leaders may have an even greater influence on the platform’s future functionality.

This is a truly amazing opportunity. The Empire Avenue…

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Empire Avenue is Spotlighting Profiles

JW Najarian:

I am a fan of Empire Avenue. I use it to meet some of the greatest social media superstars and to make sure I am doing all I can to hopefully become one myself.
Empire Avenue helps by letting you know where you need to do more work in the social media arena and you can check in on people that have mastered their specific platform to see what and how they do it.
Now Empire Avenue is starting a new group of leaders to help propel EAv to new heights and one of the things they are doing is spotlighting some of their more active members as a token of appreciation.
EAv has always been a great community and it looks like they are reaching out farther to really allow the leaders of the community to do more and get recognized for it.

Originally posted on Empire Avenue:

Empire Avenue would like to spotlight and share the profiles of 4 active members this week.  This is just a small token of our appreciation.

(e)MILIEUNET Erik van Erne – Erik has been a member since May, 2011.  Erik is a very supportive and loyal member of Empire Avenue.  He is the General Manager of Wolfram Publications.  Erik focuses on awareness and change of behavior by means of communication.  He feels that the world needs more awareness about our environment.  Erik currently has the highest Empire Avenue Score on the site!  If you would like to know more about Erik please check out his profile here.

(e)GARDNER Harold Gardner – Harold joined Empire Avenue in June, 2012.  Harold has a great sense of humor, and if you check out his social media sites you can always find a joke or picture that will make you laugh.  Harold’s favorite…

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JW Najarian to Guest on Jackie Keller’s Show Food Exposed – What’s on Your Plate?

pic jackie kellerJackie Keller, Bestselling Author, Wellness Coach, Owner of Premiere Healthy Food Company Nutrifit, LLC

Will be featuring me, JW Najarian (that is ME! I am the Editor and Chief of On Purpose Magazine) on her emPOWERme.Tv Show Food Exposed – What’s on Your Plate? on April 22nd 2014 Continue reading

The Commercial Real Estate Distressed Assets Association CREDAA Story 2009 to 2011

CREDAA Advisors

About The Commercial Real Estate Distressed Assets Association

History

CREDAA was founded in pre-launch in January of 2010 and was first developed starting on August 20th 2009.

CREDAA is the brainchild of Scott Miller and Warren Samek, both National Commercial Account Executives with Fidelity National Title in Seattle, WA and JW Najarian, formally a commercial lender with Pathfinder Commercial Mortgage and the Founder of The Commercial Real Estate Professional Investor Group out of Los Angeles.

After the real estate and stock markets fell in September of 2008 the founders envisioned a commercial real estate collapse coming as the CRE market tends to lag just around 2 years from the residential market. We believe now that due to the magnitude of the market and residential market crashes, the commercial collapse is happening at a quicker pace.

Due to the TARP plan we believe the banks are holding troubled assets at an alarming rate and furthermore, that if these assets are held too long, that the market recovery will be much longer than it needs to be.

The founders came up with the idea that if the industry had a place to be able to work together at finding solutions, that the recovery could be sped up. The founders believe that an association of industry professionals and investors can, given the most current information, data and education, find and implement solutions that will help banks, brokers, lenders, investors and property owners re-work or get out from under troubled assets with the least losses.

Mission Statement

CREDAA is dedicated to, discovering solutions to the troubled assets market to help and guide in supporting, enlightening, educating and engaging our member base and the industry on the current state of Commercial Real Estate, Distressed, toxic, unstable, troubled Assets or Non-performing Notes, by using technology, seminars, lectures, symposiums, webinars, teleseminars, and other media to deliver high quality and pertinent industry news, views, content, analytics and analysis and education to legitimate investors, brokers, lenders, industry professionals and sellers to communicate, participate and work together in on-going daily forums. CREDAA will also provide professionals a forum to promote themselves by listing members and their services in order to allow other members to build professional teams nationally to get projects moving.

Vision Statement

CREDAA, as an association, will be a powerful information resource and community for the commercial real estate and financial industry. CREDAA will effect positive change. Employing our mission to support and educate the industry to help find win-win solutions for financial institutions, lenders, brokers, buyers and other professionals can use and utilize to help move these assets into the public realm. As a group, we will assist the economy by turning around our current bad debt in Commercial Real Estate markets.

Goals

To provide brokers, lenders, banks, investors and other CRE industry professionals, education, solutions, resources and other support to help them in the disposition, acquisition, valuation and financing of CRE Distressed, Toxic, Unstable or troubled assets and non-performing notes. Become a membership of companies and individuals operating in the commercial real estate, investment, finance, and banking industries.

Policies and Procedures

CREDAA is a professional organization dedicated to the aquisition or distribution of commercial distressed assets and notes.

Values Statement

CREDAA believes that integrity of a person can only be determined via the values one possesses in a particular order. To stay in integrity CREDAA will judge each situation against this value list in this particular order.

  • Customer Service
  • Value product / user
  • Ease of Use
  • Profitable

NEW CREDAA

In July of 2011 Leonard Mangriquez of ALB Commercial Capital took over the reigns of CREDAA taking the focus off of CREDAA Connect and placing it at http://www.CREDAA.com. This change added needed functionality and added high level CRE industry training.

ALB Commercial still runs the http://www.CREDAA.com site, but has decided to focus on the lending side of the industry.

Sadly CREDAA Connect has been taken down. Here is what I saved from the front page of CREDAA Connect.

CREDAA, is dedicated to discovering and creating solutions for the Commercial Mortgage default industry and work towards keeping our members at the forefront of industry news and views, and provide support in the professional development and advancement of our members.

CREDAA is focused intently on taking action in these three areas:
1. Educate
With CREDAA, members leverage the power of knowledge and the brilliance of other industry professionals to enable success in the current CRE marketplace. CREDAA delivers education utilizing a variety of platforms like audio & video podcasts, webinars, seminars, online training, and Summit educational conferences.
2. Enable
Navigating, seizing and controlling current markets can only be accomplished by leveraging the latest research, analytics, news, and views. CREDAA is a place that provides access and the ability to find essential resources to enable the member to find and complete deals in an extremely tough market.
3. Connect
Real solutions through collaboration found only with the power of CREDAA networking. Find your local and national deal teams with the best of the best in the industry. Participate in business building events where you learn, find deals, make contacts, and create valuable friendships.

Closing Letter to CREDAA Connect Members

Hello members of CREDAA Connect. In August of 2009 a group of users from The Commercial Real Estate Professionals and Investors Group CREPIG.com got together to start a site that would help tie investors to distressed commercial properties.

We had high hopes, but as most of you know, at that time it was impossible to find any inventory that penciled out for investors and the banks were holding or should I say hoarding most of the marketable inventory.

With advisory board members like the late Frank Maguire Co-Founder of FedEx & KFC and many others (see http://onpurposemagazine.com/2014/04/11/the-commercial-real-estate-distressed-assets-association-credaa-story-2009-to-2011/) we worked hard to blaze new trails in an ailing industry.

This proved to be an almost impossible task as the banks would not release inventory or funds.

In 2011 Leonard Manriquez of ALB Commercial Capital took over the site which worked to educate, enable and help connect the thousands of investors, property owners and brokers with a site that allowed first class networking, resource development and education. You can still go to www.CREDAA.com to check out the work that was done there. Leo did a great job, but the industry was still taking a beating and ALB Commercial Capital has decided to make their priority lending in the commercial and multifamily markets.

To this end CREDAA Connect is shutting down. We appreciate our members and hope that you will check out www.ALBCommercialCapital.com for all your commercial finance needs. You may also join thousands of other CRE networkers at http://www.CREPIG.com with over 5000 members or at CREPIG at Linkedin with over 19,000 members at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/CREPIG-Commercial-Real-Estate-Professionals-79765 or CREPIG at Twitter www.Twitter.com/CREPIGsite which has over 36,000 followers.

Regards,

JW Najarian
Metta Media Group
www.OnPurposeMagazine.com
www.CREPIG.com

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ArtQuench Shares The Creativity Of A Very Talented Visual Artist!

JW Najarian:

Shawn Reeder is an amazing visual artist. Check out one of his videos at ArtQuench Magazine.

Shawn ReederArtQuench Presents Shawn Reeder’s
Amazing Visual Art.

If you have ever taken a trip to Yosemite
you know how breathtaking the scenery truly is.

If you haven’t yet experienced the spiritual nature of
Yosemite we recommend that you add it to your bucket list! This is a place we frequent.

We call it our “Re-Fresh”. Shawn Reeder shares with us his creative way of showcasing one of the world’s best parts of nature and all it’s beauty. – Stacia AQM

To read the full story and see the video go to http://artquenchmagazine.com/2014/03/10/artquench-shares-the-creativity-of-a-very-talented-visual-artist/

 

Originally posted on Art Quench Magazine:

ArtQuench Presents Shawn Reeder’s 

Amazing Visual Art.

If you have ever taken a trip to Yosemite

you know how breathtaking the scenery truly is. 

If you haven’t yet experienced the spiritual nature of 

Yosemite we recommend that you add it 

to your bucket list! This is a place we frequent.

We call it our “Re-Fresh”.  Shawn Reeder

shares with us his creative way of showcasing

one of the world’s best parts of nature and all it’s beauty.

I am a destination visual artist who specializes in photography, timelapse cinematography, & filmmaking.  I love to travel, so if you have a project in some far flung location, lets talk.

Yosemite National Park, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Ever since I serendipitously won a trip to Yosemite when I was 18, the beautiful Range of Light has captured my heart and…

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Carl F. Bucherer has Created the Most Unusual Watch Winder in Rinspeeds New Concept Care the XchangE

Possibly the world’s most exclusive watch winder.  Carl F. Bucherer in the new XchangE from Rinspeed.

The Driverless XchangE

This car does not stop at having a watch winder in the steering wheel. This is a driverless car. You can turn the driver and passenger seats around and watch a movie while the car takes care of the drive. There is an office desktop in the armrest so you can work on things while driving, and so much more…

The watch winder in the steering column has to be the ultimate watch winder for you watch lovers, like me, out there.

Just watch the video below… You will be AMAZED! and do not forget to check out www.carl-f-bucherer.com  – JW

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New York, NY, (March 3, 2014) – At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland’s creative custom automobile specialist Rinspeed will unveil its innovative new concept car, the driverless XchangE. Carl F. Bucherer is pleased and proud to support this latest project from Frank M. Rinderknecht and to acknowledge his central values – innovation, sustainability and passion – with the creation of one of the world’s most unusual watch winders.

Frank M. Rinderknecht is a visionary. For over 30 years, he and Rinspeed have developed new, forward-looking approaches to mobility, always with the aim of developing the ultimate vehicle. He is passionate not only about tuning and modifying private luxury automobiles, but also about designing and developing vehicles that have never been seen before. The production of these concept cars and limited series is based on sustainability and the kind of innovative ideas that will change the world of mobility.

The concept cars designed by Frank M. Rinderknecht are beyond all compare. Whether it is transparent bodywork, suitability for underwater travel, or the possibility of transforming the vehicle from a one to a three-seater in a few simple steps, every model from Rinspeed opens up new ways of looking at mobility.

Realizing a Vision

The fascinating new XchangE concept car will have its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. As usual, the new model serves as a showcase for Rinspeed’s forward-looking solutions. With an eye to the trailblazing technology that developments in the automobile industry have put within our reach, the XchangE is all about driverless mobility.

This, of course, opens up a whole vista of new possibilities for passengers because they can now use travel time productively. For total relaxation on the road, the interior can be reconfigured to provide comfortable space for sleeping or working on the road.

The smart design of the steering wheel enables it to be relocated to the middle of the vehicle and the seats moved to comfortable positions. This creates a comfortable feeling of space.

With the concept car, the driving time that used to be simply lost can now be dedicated to other things, which radically changes the concept of travel: sleep, work, live – and cover distance at the same time without exertion or fatigue. From now on, it is possible to travel through time zones.

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Carl F. Bucherer: Taking you through Time

Integrated in the instrument panel, the exclusive Patravi TravelTec automatic from Carl F. Bucherer is a striking statement of the meaning of time for travelers. A beautifully designed timepiece, it enables passengers to keep track of three different time zones at once.

The watch is blue in color – to match the car – and embedded in a luxurious, engraved globe, which is probably also the world’s most exclusive watch winder. When the car is idling, the sphere turns continuously, thus guaranteeing that the watch is always fully wound.

Effectively, this makes the entire car a watch winder, whose exclusiveness and sophistication boost the value of the entire concept car to over one million dollars. The watch winder allows travelers to keep track of time even if their journey takes them through different time zones.

The result is a unique masterpiece, born of the vision of two innovative companies and uniting technical perfection with passion.

Rinspeed Concept car

Partnership with a Future

The concept cars are the product of a creative spirit who refuses to be slowed by convention and resolutely goes new ways. Rinspeed shares this approach with Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the founder of the well-known Lucerne watch manufacturing company.

Outstanding technology, first-class materials and an unending passion for their own products are the factors common to these two innovative companies. For Carl F. Bucherer, the decision to support the new Rinspeed XchangE project, which impressively brings together the dimensions of time and distance, was an easy one.

About Carl F. Bucherer:

The name Carl F. Bucherer has been synonymous with quality, innovation, and passion since 1888. Founded in Lucerne, this modest Swiss family business has grown into the internationally renowned Bucherer brand with its own worldwide chain of stores.

The Bucherer Group remains family-run today and is currently in its third generation, managed by the owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jörg G. Bucherer. In homage to founder Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the manufacturing brand of the same name was repositioned in 2001.

Watches and their movements are developed and manufactured in the company’s own workshops in Switzerland. The breakthrough innovation was the manufacturer’s own CFB A1000 movement, which is driven by an external rotor. Bold design and technically sophisticated inner workings are the hallmarks of Carl F. Bucherer watches, which show more than just the time.

For additional information please log on to: www.carl-f-bucherer.com

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Have #SpecialNeeds #Kids? Shut Them Up! #Malaysia #TCK #Autism

JW Najarian:

This has nothing to do with aggression, but this post speaks to being assertive when you need to be. It is also about how we allow ourselves to be controlled and how others are always trying to control. Great read. – JW

From The Daily (W)rite
February 20, 2014 by

If you have special needs kids, that’s not my problem, shut them up and shut them down, put them where I can’t see them, nor hear them. They’re a NUISANCE.

Bangsa Ria Special needs kids

Bangsa Ria Day Care Center

This is essentially what two Malaysian citizens have to say about a day care center for special needs in their neighborhood, they have filed a case against the school and want it removed from their locality.

To quote them from the article linked above:

“The applicants have suffered nuisance throughout the day from 8.30 am to 5pm, Monday to Friday as a result of intolerable noise made by the special children as well as their attendants and carers.

(The applicants have suffered) nuisance of experiencing the uncomfortable sensation of seeing the disabilities and sufferings of all the special children, the whole day, day in day out.”

What is it to me, and why am I writing about this?

My friend helps run the Bangsa Ria Day Care Center , and her son is one of the students.

But that is not the point.

I have been to this school. Watching the smiles of the people who work there, and the special kids they share their day with, is an incredibly joyous experience.

But that is not the point either.

That’s not my day care center, my son doesn’t go there, heck, I’m not even a mother. That’s not my neighborhood, Kuala lumpur is not my city, Malaysia is not my country. What business is it of mine if this little daycare thingie gets shut down? I can make a few sympathetic, clucking noises to my friend, and move on with life.

But here comes my point: I’ve had it Upto Here with people telling me to shut up. With people telling other people to shut up when all they want is to be accepted for being who they are, with no intention of [Read More.....]

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If you have special needs kids, that’s not my problem, shut them up and shut them down, put them where I can’t see them, nor hear them. They’re a NUISANCE.
Bangsa Ria Special needs kids

Bangsa Ria Day Care Center

This is essentially what two Malaysian citizens have to say about a day care center for special needs in their neighborhood, they have filed a case against the school and want it removed from their locality.

To quote them from the article linked above:

“The applicants have suffered nuisance throughout the day from 8.30 am to 5pm, Monday to Friday as a result of intolerable noise made by the special children as well as their attendants and carers. (The applicants have suffered) nuisance of experiencing the uncomfortable sensation of seeing the disabilities and sufferings of all the special children, the whole day, day in day out.”

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Angel Whisper’s Maudy Fowler Brings Messages of Hope and Healing

Maudy Fowler Speaks with Angels Bringing Back Messages of Hope and Healing.

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Aided by her co-author Gail Hunt, Maudy travels the world teaching her motivational, inspiring, witty and charming blend of spiritual faith and metaphysical insight to those that need to hear it.

Angel Whispers is the 4th book from these award winning authors and tells the story of uplifting common-sense advice and messages from those that have passed that has helped many find their life’s purpose, get unstuck or just find Continue reading

GBK Presents a Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring The Nominees Presenters of the 2014 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

GBK PRODUCTIONS AND PILOT PEN KICKED OFF GOLDEN GLOBES AWARD WEEKEND WITH A GLAMOROUS LUXURY GIFT LOUNGE IN HONOR OF THE 2014 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINEES AND PRESENTERS

January 10th and 11th – Beverly Hills

The Lounge Featured a Wide Range of Luxury Products and Welcomed Guests on Nominated Shows/ Movies Such as: Sally Hawkins (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture), Helene Yorke (Masters of Sex), Jim O’Heir (Parks and Recreation), Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife), RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Shea Wigham (Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Kelsey Scott (12 Years a Slave), Elsie Fisher (Despicable Me 2) and Many More

Los Angeles (January 11, 2014) – GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, and Pilot Pen hosted a stunning pool-side celebration honoring the Nominees and Presenters of one of Hollywood’s most glamorous award shows – The 2014 Golden Globe Awards. The event took place on the rooftop of the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, a true first-class celebrity destination. Guests were pampered with gifts from participating lifestyle sponsors and enjoyed music by celebrity DJ, DJ Don P, and food from the event’s many gourmet sponsors.

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Among the luxury and must-have lifestyle brands including gifts from Title Sponsor, Pilot Pen. Pilot Pen offers superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. Award Nominees and Presenters received an assortment of their fine writing instruments including the Black Matte Vanishing Point, the Pilot MR Metropolitan Collection Silver Ballpoint Pen, and the FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink 8 Pack Pouch.

Other great gifts include some unique luxury items like premium bedding toppers from Presenting Sponsor, airweave. airweave is the number one super-premium bedding topper in Japan and is celebrating its launch in the United States in January of 2014. Lavish destinations have become a signature GBK Lounge gift, and this year the celebrities received certificates from some of the most luxurious destinations like The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, gifting a destination package to include 3 nights in a Deluxe Overwater Villa, daily breakfast and 20% discount to Miri Miri Spa by Clarins and Caribbean Living Magazine / Hard Rock Hotels, International, who gifted an all-inclusive trip to the Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana.

Beauty products that are both deluxe and functional filled the lounge including gifts from Tweezerman, Sleep-In Rollers, hair rollers that are designed to flatten like a sponge; Minerva Research Labs, gifting Pure GOLD COLLAGEN®; a variety of eyelash, brown and skin products from The Crave Collection; Burke Williams Spa; Regeneca WorldWide, gifting their RegeneBlend antioxidant beverage blend; and Barbar Hair Tools.

A true highlight of any GBK lounge is the incredibly diverse and trendy fashion and accessory products. This year’s event featured products from Fiamma Jewelry, Threaded Creations, Luminita, gifting Leather / Beads Bracelet magnetic clasp; jewelry from Made By Survivors; Coordinates Collection, gifting their Gold Legend Bracelet; The Artisan Group®, gifting the celebrities and members of the press a lovely collection of trendy jewelry, spa and bath products, fine art photography, and other handcrafted gifts; SPANX by Sara Blakely; cross body ipad covers and other accessories from Rolf Bleu™ by Caryn Sterling; and gifts from Planet.ECO.

Gourmet sweets and treats were sampled and gifted at the event from Kyra’s Bake Shop featuring delicious treats that are gluten free; Yoplait Greek; Bulgarini Gelato; Rollin’ Rib BBQ, bringing their slow cooked smoked BBQ flavor to attending guests; Sabra, the leader in refrigerated dips and spreads; SAAS Hot Sauce; and V Wine, gifting select Wine Club Membership to their tasting room with wine from over 22 California boutique wineries. Other food and beverage delicacies include Brownie Brittle, COMBOS Baked Snacks, Marathon Bars, Matt’s Munchies, Pasta Chips, popchips, and VitaCoco.

Kelsey Scott – 12 Years a Slave

Technology and unique finds included FLUXMOB, who was onsite gifting their BOLT – the world’s smallest battery pack and wall charger combination; Sir Ike Audio, gifting luxury Bluetooth Audio headsets; Shutterball, the remote shutter enabling the ultimate hands-free “selfie” with a smartphone; BLOW HOOKAH, a revolutionary electronic hookah; 100candles.com; The Love Architects, gifting an autographed copy of “Real Love, Right Now” and 1 hour of Love Whispering; EmergencyLink, an emergency ID network, donating $100 to The American Red Cross for each new celebrity member; and Global Women’s Empowerment Network, a non-profit organization transforming lives beyond abuse.

Charity beneficiaries included:

GUARDaHEART Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease prevention by spreading the word to guard your heart and save your life. For more information, please visit www.guardaheart.org

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Lambda Legal – Lambda Legal has been making the case for equality on behalf of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV across the nation for 40 years. Their impact strategy combines groundbreaking work in the courts with innovative education and policy advocacy to change the hearts and minds of the public — and to teach people how to make sure that LGBT civil rights are respected. Lambda Legal’s mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy advocacy and their work is an integral part of the continuing struggle for civil rights in America. For more information, please visit www.lambdalegal.org

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GBKABOUT GBK:

GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK,, please go to: gbkproductions.com.

What Happens When You Die?

On Purpose Magazine Question Series

What Happens When You Die?

cemetary fog by tim heffernan, on Flickr

Cemetery fog by Tim Heffernan, on Flickr

So many schools of thought on this one. It seems that it is just not an academic type of question where the true answer can be found.

Do we just turn into dust and are no longer? Do we come back as someone or something else? Do we stay aware? Do we go someplace where we can see and help guide others back on Earth? Do we get rewarded or punished for our lives here on Earth? Do we go back to source like a drop of water back into the ocean that is the infinite? What do you think? What is your experience.

Please also share this with friends so we can get their response as well. I would love to get a diversity of beliefs discussed here.

This question is not one of science for the most part. It is strictly a debate in faith and belief.

I do not want this to turn into a mudslinging debate, but as I was diagnosed earlier this year with stage 4 cancer the question has come up. Although I do not practice a particular religion, it is hard for me to believe that my being aware is all there is and that all of us being aware only for a fleeting moment is the point of life, if there is a point to life at all.

There seems to be as many opinions as there are people out there. I did some research on near death experiences. I had one years ago and did not see a light at the end of any tunnel. I actually saw nothing. As it turns out although the Internet reports on many stories of similar NDE experiences, there are studies that show only 12% of NDE experiences caused visions and all those visions were not necessarily the same? 60% had feelings of peace and contentment and only 5% of those experienced entering the light so this means that only a very few of NDE experiences are similar… So what gives? 1 2 3

I want to know what you think. What you believe; what you hope and what you believe you know.

What Do You Believe Happens When We Die?

Dear America

JW Najarian:

Please forgive that this story is a bit late for the holidays, but it is still worth reposting.

A very moving story. Although I believe this story is well written fiction, it is still a great reminder of the struggles our servicemen and women go through while serving this country.

Bless and Remember our troops this year and let’s not forget to recognize all our US Veterans also.

US Veteran on LinkedInUS Veteran Group on Linkedin

If you are a United States Veteran of the Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard.

If you are a Reservist, Honorably Discharged, Retired or just looking to help the veteran cause and you are a member of Linkedin, than this Group is for you.

We do except family members of vets, recruiters and veteran resource groups like wounded warriors and other organization.

Come Join us Find Friends, Network with others to share information and resources. There is a job section for veterans looking for work and we also have a special group just for veteran job seekers and any organization, corporation, individual or business looking to hire vets. That group is US Veteran Jobs at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/US-Veteran-Jobs-3860175

Active Duty Also Welcome -Thank you for your service.

To Visit or Join US Veteran on Linkedin go to  http://www.linkedin.com/groups/US-Veteran-87020

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This is the hardest letter I’ve ever written. I hate to address this to such a broad audience, but it’s the only way I can possibly get my point across. As we all know, Thanksgiving is coming up, which means Christmas is right around the corner as well. I beg you to appreciate what you have and all the people in your life. Do not take for granted those things that so easily are, and remember the privilege you have of spending quality time with the ones you love.

I haven’t seen my wife in six months, three weeks, two days, fifteen hours, thirty-seven minutes, and let’s see, twenty seconds now. I spend my nights in bed alone, if not in a hole somewhere on the opposite side of the world. Instead of drifting off to sleep to the sound of my wife’s steady breathing, I lie awake as explosions…

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts From Apriori Beauty You Will Love to Give and Receive

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I have been using and selling Apriori Beauty Products since the company first opened.

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I absolutely love these products and highly recommend them because I know first hand the quality and care that goes into formulating these products and especially how much Apriori Beauty strives to make products that work and are safe.

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Your Chance to Meet Kelli Richards, Jacqueline Wales and Gary W. Goldstein

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On January 8th 2014

Can you imagine getting the opportunity to sit down with powerhouse Silicon Valley business consultant Kelli Richards, FBI, American Airlines to Citibank consultant Jacqueline Wales and billion dollar box-office movie producer for films like “Pretty Woman” and “Mothman Prophecies”?

Here is your chance!

“Innerfluence” Kick Off Event (Added Evening)

Wednesday, January 8th 

At the Private Residence of Jacqueline Wales.

Join coaches Kelli Richards and Jacqueline Wales who are your private and personal Think-Tank and Think-Big, and 100% committed to your massive growth, measured in productivity, reward and dollars. Also meet Gary Goldstein, Business Strategist, Advisor to CMO’s, Billion Dollar film producer of Pretty Woman who will bring his entire toolkit and proven strategies to amplify your mission and your results.

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Okay some of you have seen me mention this before… about the kickoff meeting of Innerfluence on December 4th. I ended up getting very sick after the above interview and did not have appropriate time to get this message out to everyone in time.

The post went out late and I felt awful, but Jacqueline has added a very exclusive meeting to kick off The iNNerfluence Event.

This meeting will be held at Jacqueline’s private residence so she can only accommodate a very limited amount of people.

If you want to increase your InnerFluence in 2014?  If you didn’t get the chance to sit down in December with Kelli Richards, Jacqueline Wales, and Gary Goldstein then make time on January 8th to attend this life-changing presentation in Oakland, CA.

This is your chance to meet and work with three of the most incredible, highly sought after, success and business consultants including famed author of The Fearless Factor Jacqueline Wales, All Access Group CEO and media trailblazer Kelli Richards and Hollywood producer Gary W. Goldstein, producer of box office hits like Pretty Woman, Under Seige I & II and Mothman Prophecies.

Learn how you can massively increase your self-awareness, leverage superstar connections, and build a thriving business in less time than you thought possible with these three powerhouse individuals who are ready to rock your world.

This will be a one time, very intimate meeting in January with the possibility of working with these three for the next year!. Make this new year the most spectacular ever.

Chances like this do not come along everyday.

If you would like to attend please contact  jacqueline@innerfluence.com and let her know you’re interested in attending as soon as possible. – JW

I got a call the other day from my great friend and mentor Gary W. Goldtein. Gary was extremely excited about a talk he is about to give in Redwood City.

Now Gary gets to speak at many events and lately he has really cut back on speaking since Gary is very busy with his consulting business.

Anyway, when Gary gets excited I listen. He went on to explain who he was speaking with and about what they were doing together.

I understood immediately why he was so excited. He would be speaking with two extreme consultants in business about a new program they would provide this next year called Innerfluence which is a one year, very intimate coaching program for a very small and unique set of business people.- JW

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Gary W. Goldstein

Producer of some of Hollywood’s biggest box-office hits, like “Pretty Woman“, with Julia Roberts “Mothman Prophesies” with Richard Gere and “Under Siege I and II” with Steven Segal, which have generated well over a billion dollars in worldwide sales and revenue. Gary’s productions have also received multiple Academy Award nominations, Golden Globe Awards and Peoples Choice Awards.

Gary advises a diverse set of corporations and sits on several boards helping companies and entrepreneurs alike, take their business and passions to exciting new levels. has a passion for helping entrepreneurs play at the same level, and with the same agility that drives an 8-figure film ‘startup’.  With his expert guidance you can accomplish in a few months what any other business might accomplish in 3-5 years.  His great gift is unearthing that singular story that powerfully elevates context, makes your enterprise the only solution, and utterly disarms your competition.

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Media traiblazer, super-connector and influencer across media, digital music, entertainment and technology, Kelli Richards literally & figuratively lives in the cross-hairs of Silicon Valley, forecasting trends and connecting decision makers to talent and one another.

Kelli is sought after consultant, mentor, producer and speaker,

Kelli and team consistently work their magic bringing business opportunities to life by bringing together best of breed tech companies, record labels, film studios, consumer brands, artists and celebrities.  Kelli envisions and executes on a very big scale.

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An astonishingly diverse list of important companies and organizations — from the FBI to American Airlines, from Citibank to Standard & Poor’s, the list is long — seek the counsel and consulting services of Jacqueline Wales.

Jacqueline’s retreats and mentoring programs are renowned for obliterating barriers & unleashing explosive human performance, for her pioneering work at the vanguard of leadership, marrying human technologies that exalt, instruct and inspire people in business, government and philanthropy to achieve well beyond what their history might otherwise suggest is possible.

For those who hunger to truly become the author of their life journey and legacy, Jacqueline is the short cut!

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Innerfluence

The INNerFluence(TM) Program helps you simplify the complex. 
We teach you how to explode your influence in the world.

We know you’re brilliant. We also know the hard truth… how vast the distance between success and mastery. Our sole mission is to teach a level of stewardship most have not even imagined.  Before 2014 is over, you will have broken your own mold, and exceeded all expectations for your life, and your business.
Please join us On January 8th, 2013 
Introducing InnerFluence, an unprecedented program connecting self-mastery and influence to shift your sense of what’s possible for your life, your business, and your legacy. If you love good wine, mouth-watering food, and enjoy connecting with great people, you’re going to love this event.  Join us for an evening of calorie-laden conversations that will expand your brain. 

Space is extremely limited so if you would like to attend please contact  jacqueline@innerfluence.com and let her know you would like to attend as soon as possible.

YOU NEED TO KNOW…
More than ever, your personal success today depends on the right connections, cooperation and creativity with other high achievers and entrepreneurs (measured not just in millions of dollars in revenue, but in bottom line, impact and influence). 

Wouldn’t you like to learn how to :

  • Wipe out the distractions, become a Ninja, and stay laser focused on the 20% that takes you over the top.
  • Identify and master your strengths, and outsource your weaknesses.
  • Create a new story that makes people fall in love with you, your business, your mission and bring you surprising and disproportionate word-of-mouth influence.
  • Acquire major strategic relations to explode your results.
  • Think bigger ideas, deploy more powerful market-based strategies to surpass whatever you previously defined as ‘success’.  


Join coaches Kelli Richards and Jacqueline Wales who are your private and personal Think-Tank and Think-Big, and 100% committed to your massive growth, measured in productivity, reward and dollars. 
Also meet Gary Goldstein, Business Strategist, Advisor to CMO’s, Billion Dollar film producer of Pretty Woman who will bring his entire toolkit and proven strategies to amplify your mission and your results.

Beyond spectacular, you will also learn during the evening how you can join us at Jacqueline’s beautiful secluded home in Bali. This is a place where scents, sights and sounds conspire to connect you more deeply with yourself, and with your peers. Where you can unplug, reset, and rejuvenate to make a bigger contribution to the world at large.

Space is extremely limited so if you would like to attend please contact  jacqueline@innerfluence.com and let her know you would like to attend as soon as possible.

Jordan McIntosh’s New Video How To Love (Lil Wayne) Cover

This amazing 17 year old took Lil Wayne’s How To Love and has made it into an incredible country song.

This is an amazing video. Well done, but even better is Jordan’s voice and what he has done with this song.

Take a minute and check this out. If you like country or just music in general, you will really like this. – JW

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There’s little more powerful than that which is predetermined for us. Just ask Jordan McIntosh. The latest set of pipes poised to overtake the world of country, this Ottawa-based teen heartthrob is clearly an apple in fate’s eye. Not that he’s about to let fate make all the decisions.

Releasing his debut single “Walk Away” (IROC Music), McIntosh may still be confined to the walls of high school but his future is certainly a vast wealth of opportunity. Initially discovering a love of singing under innocent youthful pretences, McIntosh’s inimitable abilities blossomed into what is now a budding, enviable career. To Read More…..

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Yoplait® Greek and Universal Music Group Nashville Come Together to Help Fight Hunger

Celebrity Auction Will Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

According to Feeding America 15.9 million children lived in food insecure households in 2012. Hunger in America exists for over 50 million people. That is 1 in 6 of the U.S. population – including more than 1 in 5 children.

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Yoplait® Greek yogurt has teamed up with Universal Music Group Nashville to help fight hunger.

The two came together to engage with country music’s finest in an effort to raise funds for food-insecure families in the Nashville area.

Signed Guitar - Yoplait Greek & Universal Music Group Nashville Team Up to Help Fight HungerArtists including Luke Bryan, George Strait, Vince Gill, Easton Corbin, Dierks Bentley and more did their parts to raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee by signing an acoustic guitar, which will be auctioned off at leading charity auction site, Charitybuzz.com later this month.

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Now, through December 3rd, consumers can take part in the auction by visiting Charitybuzz at http://chrty.bz/17TxLum and placing a bid on a musical package including the guitar, signed by more than 12 Universal Music Group Nashville artists, and tickets to a Universal Music Group Nashville artist’s concert.

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“It’s an honor to be part of this campaign,” said Universal Music Group Nashville artist, Luke Bryan. “I’m happy to help raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.”

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest food banks in the U.S., with a mission to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community.

According to the USDA, an estimated 50.1 million Americans are at risk of hunger, and 16.7 million U.S. children under 18 are food insecure. In the state of Tennessee, one in four children are food insecure, and in Middle Tennessee alone, 31 percent of the people Second Harvest serves are children.

“No one should be hungry and I am honored to lend my name to help the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee,” said Country Music Hall of Fame member, Vince Gill.

Yoplait® Greek’s participation builds on Generals Mills’ commitment to taking action against food insecurity. Over the last decade, General Mills has donated nearly $240 million in food donations to Feeding America and its member food banks to help feed children and families throughout the United States.

“We understand the importance and urgency of helping to fight hunger,” said Liza Dopp, Yoplait® Greek marketing manager. “We want to do our part to help deliver food to families in need.”

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

About General Mills

General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, General Mills had fiscal 2013 worldwide sales of US $17.8 billion. Visit www.generalmills.com.

Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.

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Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s premier music publishing operations worldwide.

Universal Music Group’s record labels include A&M/Octone, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol Records, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Interscope Records, I.R.S., Island Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group and Virgin Records, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world.

The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings.

UMG’s catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes Global Digital Business, its new media and technologies division and Bravado, its merchandising company.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TennesseeAbout Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide and also a member of Feeding America – The Nation’s Food Bank Network.

Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 400 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee.

Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org

Barry Bostwick Supports Efforts to Find a Cure for Prostate Cancer

Barry Bostwick Prostate Cancer Survivor, supports efforts to treat prostate cancer.

Famous for movies like Rocky Horror or television shows like Spin City and so many other wonderful parts, Barry Bostick takes a minute while busy supporting vendors and great causes at the GBK Gifting Lounge for the 2013 Emmy Awards. Continue reading

Veterans Day Celebrity Shout Out Video

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Vets this video is for you…

As the creator US Veteran Group on Linkedin and a proud Navy veteran, I am always looking to support our troops and veterans. I so a lot of celebrity interviews and whenever I get a chance I ask for a shout out for the vets and troops.

Here are the celebs:

  • Adrian Paul – Highlander
  • Barry Kerch – Drummer Shinedown
  • Bruce Boxlightner
  • Buzz Aldrin – Astronaut
  • Edwin Hodge – Red Dawn
  • Ernie Hudson
  • Gary Busey
  • James Van Der Beek
  • Joanna Cassidy
  • Kent Shocknek – CBS News Anchor Los Angeles
  • Lorretta Divine – Greys Anatomy
  • Magic Johnson
  • Marilou Henner
  • Nick Young – The Clippers
  • Peter Jason
  • Robert Wuhl
  • Sharon Gless
  • Steven Webber
  • Stuart Pankin
  • Warren Sapp

This video is just a few of the many I have done. I hope to release a lot more soon.

Vets we love you…. You should have a week or a month, not a day.

Please share this with as many as you can and have a wonderful Veterans Day.

Related Links:

US Veteran Group on Linkedin
US Veteran Group on Facebook

Special Thanks goes to…

GBK Productions
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Kent Shocknek Supports Learning Ally at Night of 100 Stars

Kent Shocknek on helping the dyslexic and blind with audio books.

In this video interview, CBS News Anchor, Voice Over Professional, Speaker, Host and Actor Kent Shocknek talks to us about Oscars 2013 and his support of Learning Ally and gives a shout out to U.S. Veterans. Continue reading

Cheech Marin at GBK Gift Lounge Supports Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Cheech Marin is an actor, director, comedian, author, and Chicano art collector.

In this video interview Cheech talks to us about his support of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Continue reading

Mike Walker Guru of Gossip – Out For Blood

Mike Walker Columnist and Bestselling AuthorOkay calm down, Mike Walker legendary National Enquirer Chief Editor and NY Times Bestselling Author is not out for blood, but that is the name of his new book.

#1 NYT BESTSELLER & NATIONAL ENQUIRER LEGEND GIVES TABLOIDS SOME BITE – LITERALLY – THIS HALLOWEEN

Mike Walker’s Out For Blood,
from the publishers of 50 Shades of Grey

You may know Mike Walker from his weekly appearances on the Howard Stern Show or you may know him from the National Enquirer, but Mike is also a two time, New York Times Bestseller for his reality books on O.J. Simpson and Nichole Brown-Simpson.

Well Mike is at it again, but this time Mike is using his skills as an acclaimed storyteller to write his first piece of exciting fiction.

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Although I love to help others and do so by being positive and keeping myself aligned with positive people and things, I have to admit that one of my guilty pleasures has been listening to Howard Stern. I don’t want to debate anyone about whether listening to Howard is good or bad, but I have enjoyed listening to him for years.

Why bring up Howard? Well that is where I was first introduced to Mike Walker. He used to come on the show every week to play the Mike Walker Gossip Game. Mike would put out three or four Hollywood gossip stories and Howard, Robin and the crew would guess which one was false. I love this game as so many times the audience (me) and Howard and his guests, would pick true stories as the false one proving truth is often stranger than fiction.

Hearing Mike over the years changed my feelings about the stories in the Enquirer. There are other mags or what I cal rags that taught stars having baby aliens as children and so forth, but the Enquirer seems to be much tougher about the stories they produce and getting the facts straight.

I ask Mike about his past as a journalist before he became a gossip writer. We talk about the Mike Walker Game and his past books and we talk about his new book and what made Mike decide to write fiction. We also talk about being a NY Times Bestseller and what it takes.

One of Mike’s greatest talents and assets is storytelling so he has now released his first fiction piece. Out for Blood, which is the story of fedora topped debonair gossip sleuth, Clark Kelly. Clark Kelly is not only a great word smith, but he is also a vampire so he gets his stories by flying around at night using his super powers to find and coerce, out of the people in the know,  the hottest gossip in the city.

This was a fun interview as Mike tells great stories and his sense of humor though cheesy, is legendary – JW

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Heralded as “the Hemingway of gossip” by America’s favorite shock-jock, Howard Stern, millions of readers have faithfully followed Mike Walker’s every word as the National Enquirer’s Guru of Gossip and a New York Times bestselling author.

A longstanding television and radio favorite, for years he hosted the nationally syndicated Mike Walker Show on the Westwood One Network (CBS), and was seen every Friday as co-anchor on Geraldo, making the record number of appearances of any guest ever (264)! Guesting on such top TV shows as Nightline, Larry King Live, The O’Reilly Factor, Nancy Grace, Joan Rivers, A Current Affair, Entertainment Tonight and Charlie Rose, Walker has proven to be an engaging personality as Hollywood’s #1 source of celebrity gossip.

“Mike Walker is the Hemingway of gossip” – Howard Stern

“Has Mike Walker ever missed a beat? Nope! He always nails it.” – Ryan Seacrest

“Mike Walker is the last remaining larger-than-life figure in American tabloid journalism.” – The New Yorker

“There is only one ‘Guru of Gossip,’ and that’s Mike Walker. He’s the Dean of celebrity news and a first-rate TV personality.” – Geraldo Rivera

“I always assume Mike Walker has probably scooped anything I write. He surprises everybody by arriving without horns and a tail. He’s amazingly rational, down-to-earth, intelligent, and ‘with-it.’” LIZ SMITH

“It’s okay to admit you’ve got an enquiring mind,” laughs Mike Walker. “Gossip is, after all, just another word for news in a slinky red dress.”

A bona fide journalistic legend, Mike Walker has for decades captivated millions of readers, listeners and viewers as one of the most engaging, ‘with-it’ personalities in American media.

Mike Walker 01Although best known as Hollywood’s #1 source of celebrity gossip, Walker is also an accomplished author. Amongst many, many other books, he wrote the New York Times #1 bestseller Nicole Brown Simpson: Private Diary of a Life Interrupted with Faye Resnick, and just months later co-wrote Private Diary of an OJ Juror, which rocketed to the NYT bestselling non-fiction list’s #5 spot (making him the only reporter known to have written two bestselling books on the same major news story). He’s penned several books since, including the novel Malicious Intent.

Now, with his latest novel, Out For Blood, set for worldwide release on October 31st via The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House – a.k.a. “the publisher that dared to go there” and introduced E.L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy to the world – Walker is revealing one of his juiciest scoops yet: An insider’s look at the life of Hollywood’s most fearsome gossip columnist (albeit a fictional one named Clark Kelly, who also just happens to moonlight as a literal blood-sucker…yes, that’s right, a vampire)!

A longstanding television and radio favorite, for years he hosted the nationally syndicated Mike Walker Show on the Westwood One Network (CBS), and was seen every Friday as co-anchor on Geraldo, making the record number of appearances of any guest ever (264)!

Guesting on such top TV shows as Nightline, Larry King Live, The O’Reilly Factor, Nancy Grace, Joan Rivers, A Current Affair, Entertainment Tonight and Charlie Rose, Walker has proven to be an engaging personality as Hollywood’s #1 source of celebrity gossip.

Mike Walker is a “one-man media conglomerate,” in the words of New Yorker magazine, and one of today’s most recognized media names, whether in print, radio, TV, or books. Born in Boston, Walker left home at age 16 and joined the U.S. Air Force, where, during a four-year stint, he began freelancing features to daily newspapers – teaching himself how to be a working journalist. After the Air Force, he remained in the Far East, and became the youngest-ever foreign correspondent for International News Service (which later merged with UP to become UPI), then worked as a staff reporter for Tokyo’s Asahi Shimbun, the world’s largest daily newspaper. His career in Japan included writing a showbiz column for Shipping and Trade News, Asia’s equivalent of the Wall Street Journal.

While in the Far East, Walker worked as a foreign correspondent for NBC’s “Monitor,” the award-winning national news radio show, and as a contributing editor to The Boston Traveler, London Evening News, Hong Kong Tiger Standard, and Bunte (Germany). Fluent in Japanese, he became a news commentator on Japanese TV and radio. He made his first foray into TV production with an award-winning prime-time network special that revealed the fate of twelve Japanese heroes — after the headline-making discovery of the world’s only intact Mitsubishi bomber in the jungles of a Pacific island long-forgotten after World War II.

After years in the Far East – followed by a brief stint working in Europe and the UK — Walker returned to the States, joined the National Enquirer and launched his two-page gossip column. Read by millions, it quickly became what it still is today — the paper’s most popular feature.

Known as the “Guru of Gossip,” Walker’s story-telling ability, coupled with his charm and self-effacing humor, soon made him a television and radio favorite.

He made the leap from guesting to solo-hosting two one-hour specials for MGM Television. He wrote both shows and served as Senior Producer. The first, titled “NATIONAL ENQUIRER PRESENTS: 25 YEARS OF SCANDALS,” commanded what Daily Variety called “phenomenal” ratings. The showbiz bible headlined it as “A Syndie Hit!” Mike’s second special, “NATIONAL ENQUIRER PRESENTS: LOVE, MARRIAGE & DIVORCE HOLLYWOOD STYLE,” scored the same smash ratings.

Walker then wrote the pilot for a daily show, “NATIONAL ENQUIRER TV” that premiered in 94% of US TV markets and aired for two years. Walker co-anchored and hosted his own segment on the show, “PLANET GOSSIP.” He then hosted “The Mike Walker Show” on KABC radio in Los Angeles.

Concurrently, he launched a record-breaking 16-year stint as a regular with Howard Stern, who calls Walker “the Hemingway of gossip.” Stern featured him every Friday on his top-rated radio show to conduct the famed “Mike Walker Game.” Millions fell in love with the hilarious once-a-week segment, which featured him delivering four gossip items – three of which were slated for his next column, and one of which was false. Stern and his Wack Pack had to guess which item was the phony – and very often, Walker stumped the panel.

In addition, the man Publishers Weekly dubbed “The King of Gossip,” has lectured on journalism and gossip at such distinguished journalism schools as the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University. And he scored the prestigious invitation to become a Fellow of Ireland’s legendary Trinity College, Dublin.

“I’m an historian,” Walker explains. “I could teach a course in mankind’s predilection for gossip as a Professor of Whisperology.”

Walker and his wife of 40 years live in both Palm Beach, Florida, and in Los Angeles, California. They raised two children, both of whom are grown.
Where to find Mike Walker online
Website: http://www.nationalenquirer.com/mikewalker/

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Hollywood’s Most-Feared Gossip Columnist Reveals To-Die-For Secrets…

NYT #1 BESTSELLER & NATIONAL ENQUIRER LEGEND GIVES TABLOIDS SOME BITE – LITERALLY – ON HALLOWEEN 2013

From the publisher that brought you ‘50 Shades of Grey’…

Think tabloid reporters are “blood-suckers”?

Just wait until you meet Clark Kelly.

In Out For Blood [The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House, October 31st, 2013], the latest book from #1 New York Times bestselling author and veteran National Enquirer ‘Guru of Gossip’ Mike Walker, the term “deadline” takes new meaning.

Out For Blood’s atypical hero, Clark has a to-die-for secret: he’s the undead!

Flying the night skies to spy on Tinseltown’s sexiest stars and consistently scooping his industry cohorts, with a killer career as gossip-in-residence at the National Revealer, Clark has long stood to be one of Hollywood’s most-feared men…which is to say nothing of his razor-sharp bite.

But when a sex tape scandal with smokin’ hot starlet/tabloid terror TayLo Logan leads him into a nefarious murder plot that threatens everything he holds dear – including his beloved Revealer post – it’s high time for the real fangs come out.

An uproariously funny, satirical and surprisingly thought-provoking romp through the sex, lies and videotape that make the Hollywood gossip machine go ‘round, Out For Blood is a novel that only the likes of Walker could write.

“In reading the first draft, I couldn’t put it down,” says Christa Beebe of The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House. “There’s drama, romance, thrills…and, of course, lots of juicy gossip. Fans of Mike’s – and anyone who loves a fun read – won’t be disappointed.”

Set for release on October 31st, 2013, Mike Walker’s Out For Blood is the perfect novel to sink your teeth into this Halloween.

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National Revealer’s Clark Kelly carved out his killer career as Hollywood’s most-feared gossip columnist by exploiting mankind’s most ancient vulnerability: “Everyone’s got a secret . . . and someone’s dying to tell it!”

Clark never reveals his to-die-for secret!

NEWS FLASH: Dude’s a vampire! CUE SCARY MUSIC . . . our undead gossip guru flies the night skies to spy on Hollywood’s hottest stars-then inks about their bedroom kinks!

Imagine our studly, urbane journalist jotting notes as he hovers outside Scarlett Johansson’s bedroom window, or peeks into Tom Cruise’s “bachelor pad.” Star secrets . . .? This vampire BITES! And what’s sexier than vampires, ladies? Just ask smokin’ hot starlet/tabloid terror TayLo Logan-this Wild Child gets crazy with bad boy Clark because his bite makes her blood boil!

Then it’s LIGHTS . . . CAMERA . . . ACTION! . . . but not in a good way: Vampire Boy and Tabloid Train Wreck TayLo unwittingly end up stars of a sizzling sex tape-destined for worldwide display on the notorious vampire fan sex site, FANGBANGING.COM. Still, the duo’s beyond-the-grave love story simmers away as Clark rips the lid off a murder cover-up-then discovers a murderous plot against TayLo! DANGER!

Can Clark stop a stalker who wants to drain his lover dry? Or wreak revenge on Tinseltown billion-heiress Roma Kane for her poisonous plot to paralyze TayLo-and her career? Can he foil a murder cabal so evil it feeds stars’ pets to coyotes? AND THEN . . . talk about the plot thickening!

Roma’s billionaire granddaddy, mogul Montague Kane, taking a breather from the nymphet “nannies” paid to play his naughty high-chair games, springs a backstab surprise-buying out Clark’s beloved National Revealer. Suddenly, “deadline” takes on a whole new meaning.

Triggered by vengeful fury, Clark goes “rogue vampire!” Evil is punished . . . and the sun shines once more when he creates a Hollywood happy ending that makes everyone (undeads included) a STAR! Hold the front page! Because Clark Kelly’s . . . Out For Blood!

Out For Blood is currently available for pre-order via The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House, and will be widely available via all major online retailers and select brick-and-mortar booksellers as of October 31st, 2013.

The Writers Coffee ShopThe Publisher

The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing (TWCS) House is an independent publisher based in New South Wales, Australia. They gained a great deal of attention with Fifty Shades of Grey, the international literary sensation they released in June 2011 and is now represented by Random House.

Launched in October 2010 with the vision of working alongside talented authors while providing quality e-books to the growing marketplace, TWCS publishes a wide range of fiction titles and is sure to have something for any reading appetite.

Website: http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/

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Jonny Bowden Does Taking Omega 3 Increase Your Risk of Prostate Cancer?

jonny bowden w frame and shJonny Bowden well known nutritionist talks about recent studies that claim that there was a link between increased risk of prostate cancer and Omega 3 fatty acids in the blood.

The media was quick to take the studies to the next level by reporting that omega 3 supplement and other omega 3 rich foods like salmon and tuna could be responsible for a higher risk of getting prostate cancer especially Continue reading

Minda Wilson Obamacare Expert Great Intent; Bad Implementation

Minda Wilson Founder at Affordable Healthcare Review believes the Affordable Care Act (ACA) comes from good intent, but is a big mess when it comes to implementation.

pic Minda Wilson Obamacare Expert Affordable Healthcare ReviewWhether you are a fan of Obamacare or not, the news this week about CGI and it’s failed attempt to build a usable website and platform for the federal ACA rollout has proved that implementation of the new law will not be as smooth as anyone would hope.

Add to that a very confused public and private sector over just how the ACA will affect everyone and you have a Continue reading

Purina Tidy Cats Helps Raise Funds for SPCALA at GBK Emmy Awards Gift Suite

Purina announces Tidy Cats new Lightweight cat litter product by allowing celebrities to hurl huge cat litter containers into a bucket.

Purina tidy cat lightweight Ed O'Neil and Matt LeBlanc at GBK for SPCALA

Ed O’Neil and Matt LeBlanc help raise funds for spcaLA with Purina Tidy Cats Lightweight Cat Litter Toss at GBK Gifting Suites for the Emmys 2013

Okay, that doesn’t sound weird at all right!? Celebrities had a blast free throwing large Tidy Cats Litter containers into a bucket to show how Continue reading

The Constellations – an introduction

The Constellations – an introduction

The constellationsThis band has a fresh new sound. You can check out a wonderful review done by musician, writer, singer, Noel Cowley.  Read the review and listen to two tunes by the Constellations “Back in Atlanta” and my fav “Afterparty”.

Read More and Listen to their Music……

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Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte Fights for Equality and Diversity in The Arts and Media

RJ Mitte 500x500 sqRJ Mitte of “Breaking Bad” Supports Diversity and Awareness of Actors and Professionals with Disabilities

RJ Mitte found some time to talk with us about his support of diversity in the arts and media while he was busy supporting vendors and great causes at the GBK Gifting Lounge for the 2013 Emmy Awards. Continue reading

Box by Bot and Dolly

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Robotic Film and Art Video is Spectacular

Ran across this video in Scientific America Online. It had me mesmerized and wanting more. This was picked as a Vimeo staff favorite video.

The video was put together by Bot & Dolly a company that a geek like me would love to Continue reading

GBK Luxury Gift Lounge a Big Success Honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2013 Emmy® Awards

GBK GBK Blends Gifting with Charitable Giving at Their Annual Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2013 Emmy® Awards

September 20th and 21st – W Hollywood Hotel
GBK’s lounge was attended by celebrities from over 10 nominated shows including Host of the Primetime Emmy® Awards, Neil Patrick Harris, and Nominees Ed O’Neill (
“Modern Family”), Harry Hamlin (“Mad Men”), Linda Cardellini (“Mad Men”), Tony Hale (“Veep”), Travis Wall “So You Think You Can Dance”, Chris Noth (“The Good Wife”), Lesley Nicol (“Downton Abbey”), Gleb Savchenko (“Dancing With The Stars”), Jackson Pace (“Homeland”), Karina Smirnoff (“Dancing With The Stars”), Lori Greiner (“Shark Tank”), Mary Murphy “So You Think You Can Dance”, Matt Walsh (“Veep”), Reid Scott (“Veep”), RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”), Sufe Bradshaw (“Veep”), Timothy Simons (“Veep”). Other fantastic guests attended, including Alfre Woodard (“Copper”), Matt LeBlanc “Episodes”, Dennis Quaid (“Vegas”), Jason Isaacs (“Case Histories”), Joe Morton (“Scandal”), Regina King (“Southland”), Rumer Willis (“Return to Sender”), Camille Grammer (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), Dania Ramirez (“Devious Maids”), John Benjamin Hickey (“The Big C Hereafter”), Jose Pablo Cantillo (“Walking Dead”), Meghan Ory (“Once Upon A Time”), AJ Buckley (“CSI: NY”), Nico Tortorella (“The Following”), Steven Bauer (“Ray Donavan”), Terry O’Quinn (“Falling Skies”), Willie Garson (“White Collar”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”), and many more! Continue reading

GBK Presents a Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2013 Emmy® Awards

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GBK Presents a Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2013 Emmy® Awards

September 20th and 21st – Hollywood

Guests will enjoy luxury lifestyle gifts and an opportunity to participate in creative fundraising, while celebrating one of Hollywood’s most glamorous events.

On Purpose Magazine will be there to check out all the wonderful vendors, causes and to check out a celebrity or two. – JW

Los Angeles (July 8, 2013) – GBK, (gbkproductions.com), the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honors the 2013 Emmy® Award Nominees and Presenters at the annual GBK Gift Lounge. GBK’s exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs, and Media will have an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day of excellent music, food, poker tournament, charity fundraising and memorable gifts. Continue reading

Jann Klose Music Video for “Make It Better”

pic jann klose make it betterJann Klose New Music Video for “Make It Better”

Really loved this video. Jann’s PR firm sent me a link to Jann’s new video which made me sit back and stomp my foot and desk drums.

The music itself is fun and playful with a couple of interludes of a more soulful bluesy, laid back feel. The musicians and the music is first rate and the video is professionally shot and well done.

The message of the song is so wonderfuly upbeat and positive and so needed today and the video itself is so full of Continue reading

The GBK Celebrity Style Lounge Benefits LIM Fashion Education Foundation

CELEBRITIES, STYLISTS AND DESIGNERS ATTEND GBK AND SPARKLING HILL RESORT LUXURY GIFT AND STYLING LOUNGE – 2013 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

New York, NY (September 7, 2013) – In honor of New York Fashion Week, GBK and Sparkling Hill Resort hosted a Luxury Gift and Styling Lounge on September 6th and 7th. Celebrities dropped in between fashion shows to receive luxurious gifts and services at the glamourous suites at The Empire Hotel. This annual event is a “must attend” Fashion week festivity. This year’s guests included: Jay Manuel and Miss J of “America’s Next Top Model”, Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose, Ice-T of “Law and Order SVU” and his wife and model, Coco Austin, “Big Ang” and Carla Facciolo of VH1’s “Mob Wives”, Sonja Morgan of Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives of New York City”, Adrienne Bailon of Fox’s “The Real”, Fashion Designer Phillip Bloch, Po Johnson from “La La’s Full Court Life”, Matt Letscher of “The Carrie Diaries” and “Scandal”, Katie Findlay and Chloe Bridges of The “Carries Diaries”, Annaleigh Ashford of Broadway’s “Kinky Boots”, Ryan Serhant of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York City”, Siggy Flicker and Anya Ayoung-Chee of “Project Runway”, and Nole Marin of CW’s “America’s Next Top Model”. Continue reading

Ubuntu Bracelet Campaign – A Great Bracelet and A Great Cause

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Ubuntu (/ˈbʊnt/ oo-BUUN-too; Zulu/Xhosa pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼú]) is a Nguni Bantu term roughly translating to “human kindness” Read More….

The Orphan Bracelet Campaign (OBC) helps AIDS orphans by equipping their primary caretakers – usually women – with the means to sustain themselves and improve their health.

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This includes training women to make bracelets to sell for an income and establishing community-based permaculture gardens. The OBC was founded by director Louise Hogarth, who was inspired by the women and children in her film “Angels in the Dust.” Continue reading

Jim Berkenstadt on Jimmie Nicol The Beatle Who Vanished

Jim Berkenstadt is Known as The Rock and Roll Detective and His New Book “The Beatle Who Vanished

Tells the story of former Beatle Jimmie Nicol. Jimmie Nicol took over for Ringo Star as the Beatles drummer for their first world tour for 13 days which led blacklisting, betrayal, drugs, divorce, bankruptcy and an eventual disappearance. Continue reading

Samsung Reveals Its New Galaxy Gear Smart Watch

Samsung Reveals Its Smart Watch

Reblogged from BUSINESS INSIDER

Steve Kovach and Jay Yarow Sep. 4, 2013, 12:22 PM

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Samsung announced its first Android-powered smart watch today called the Galaxy Gear.

The Gear syncs with another new gadget Samsung announced today, the Galaxy Note III, a large-screen phablet. For now, the Gear will only work with the Galaxy Note III, but Samsung says it will add support for other Galaxy phones soon.

The new smart watch will cost $299 and will go on sale in October.

Click here for hands-on photos of the Galaxy Gear >>

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Justin Daniels of Clarity Way – No More Vodka In My Orange Juice

Justin DanielsJustin Daniels has a Bestseller with his first book “No More Vodka in My Orange Juice”

Warning: Some Adult Content….

After years of abusing alcohol and several attempts at rehab, Successful businessman Justin Daniels decided that there was a better path to rehabilitation and so he started Continue reading

Business Executives Gain a New Resource in the Launch of The Ultimate Sales Machine Blog

Commemorating the first
Chet Holmesanniversary of the passing of legendary salesman and Business Breakthrough’s co-founder, Chet Holmes, a new resource for c-level executives is released.

Those of us who lead today must be lifelong learners in order to compete. Continue reading

The Inaugural Cedric “The Entertainer” Celebrity Golf Classic: a Super Summer Success!

Cedric “The Entertainer” was pleased to announce the launch of The Inaugural Cedric “The Entertainer” Celebrity Golf Classic  - GBK

1st Row- Jason Seymour. Eric Dickerson. Vince Coleman. Willie Buchanon. Duane Martin. Barry Bonds. Don Cheadle. Pete Shaw. Salli Richardson. Kathleen Bradley. Ed Moses. Marcus Allen. Rodney Peete. Bobby Grich. David Justice. Willie Gault. Dondre Whitfield. 2nd Row- Rick Fox. Jim Plunkett. Dwight Clark. “Dr. J” [Julius W. Erving"]. Cedric “The Entertainer”. Richard Dent. Jerry Rice. Flex Alexander. Adrian Paul.

Cedric “The Entertainer” was pleased to announce the launch of The Inaugural Cedric “The Entertainer” Celebrity Golf Classic

Camarillo, CA - On Monday August 12 at the world class Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. Continue reading

Renato – Master Horologe Mostro MKII and XTR Diver

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The Creative Mind

His imagination is limitless,

Design and artistry head his success,

Audiences are truly captivated by his prolific spirit;

And he wears the dynamic Renato Mostro MKII Continue reading