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6/10/2018
Kim Weiler to speak at TEDx Talk at WC Mepham High

Kim Weiler speaks at TEDx Talk at WC Mepham High

Watch Kim Weiler’s powerful TEDx Talk about why empowerment should be a curriculum in schools.

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6/4/2018
Sheira Brayer featured on PIX 11 News

Sheira Brayer featured on PIX 11 News

Empowerment Speaker, Author, and Songwriter, Sheira Brayer, featured in PIX 11 news piece encouraging strong mother-daughter bonds with her new book and album.

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5/22/2018
Natasha Nurse to host After Hours Speed Networking Mixer at the 5th Annual Women On The Rise Forum & Expo

Natasha Nurse to host After Hours Speed Networking Mixer at the 5th Annual Women On The Rise Forum & Expo

Natasha Nurse is hosting the After Hours Speed Networking Mixer at the 5th Annual Women On The Rise Forum & Expo! Check it out at www.womenontheriseny.com. Use her special code for a discount of $10 off the ticket price – DRESSINGROOM8

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5/19/2018

Krista Parkinson interviewed by Larry King

We’re so proud to announce that Krista Parkinson was interviewed by the one and only, Larry King. Krista is the Founder of MyGradsGetJobs.com, and has successfully helped launch hundreds of careers in Entertainment, sports, tech, fashion and more!

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5/4/2018

Kim Weiler presents as Keynote Speaker of Girls Inc. Annual Fundraiser

Watch Kim’s speech about empowerment for Girls Inc. annual fundraiser breakfast. In it she shares what it was like for her growing up on Long Island and why learning life skills while we are young is the key to success and chasing your dreams!

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5/3/2018
Sheira Brayer featured on FiOS1 News

Sheira Brayer featured on FiOS1 News

Sheira Brayer featured in Fios 1 News piece about teaming up with her daughter to empower women.

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4/3/2018
Nitika Chopra publishes article in Well+Good: What to Do When Self-Help Fails You, According to a Chronic Illness Advocate

Nitika Chopra publishes article in Well+Good: What to Do When Self-Help Fails You, According to a Chronic Illness Advocate

Back in 2001, I was at one of the lowest points of my life. We, as a country, were dealing with the fallout of one of the most horrific terrorist attacks in history; and as the world seemed to be crumbling, so was my body.

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3/31/2018
Kim Weiler interviewed by writer Kimberly Fisher

Kim Weiler interviewed by writer Kimberly Fisher

Part of the fun of my job is meeting inspiring women from all over the world. I met Kim at The National Publicity Summit in New York, and chatted about life as an entrepreneur, inspiration and leadership. Kim recently wrote a book about how she healed her 20-year battle with psoriasis through nutrition & self-love.

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3/22/2018
Carmin Caterina featured in Spectrum News NY1 article: Queens Girls Empower Each Other

Carmin Caterina featured in Spectrum News NY1 article: Queens Girls Empower Each Other

Some young women are learning to love themselves and boost their self-confidence too. Empowerment group Lessons for My Daughters took its message to Grover Cleveland High Thursday. It’s part of an eight-week program aiming to help pre-teen and teenage girls have more self-respect and recognize their own worth.

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3/20/2018

Natasha Nurse interviewed in The Happy Lawyer Project podcast: On Creating Content and Becoming an Expert in a New Field with Natasha Nurse of Dressing Room 8

On today’s episode I had the pleasure of chatting with the ever positive and refreshingly high energy, attorney turned lifestyle consultant, Natasha Nurse. Natasha is truly inspirational and left me feeling like I could achieve my biggest dreams.

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2/15/2018

Natasha Nurse’s Dressing Room 8 featured in Swaay article: 7 Black Beauty Entrepreneurs Challenging The Fatigued Status Quo

Last year, only the 14th ever black female entrepreneur raised more than $1M in funding. Discrimination in Venture Capital abounds when it comes to women, that much is certain, but even more so for women of color.

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2/8/2018
Kim Weiler interviewed by Bill Horan on 90.3 WHPC radio show "My Hometown"

Kim Weiler interviewed by Bill Horan on 90.3 WHPC radio show “My Hometown”

Nassau Community College students & WHPC volunteers explore clubs, organizations, businesses, and issues in towns across Long Island, in both Nassau & Suffolk counties.

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2/7/2018
Natasha Nurse interviews Kim Love Jones on 90.3 WHPC radio show "Our Voices"

Natasha Nurse interviews Kim Love Jones on 90.3 WHPC radio show “Our Voices”

Natasha Nurse speaks with Kim Love Jones, author, speaker & relationship specialist. They discuss the basics of finding love, the future of black love, and tips for embracing love in your life.

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2/6/2018
Carmin Caterina featured in QNS article: Local mom gives life lessons and empowers young women with help from Ridgewood Savings Bank

Carmin Caterina featured in QNS article: Local Mom Gives Life lessons and Empowers Young Women with Help from Ridgewood Savings Bank

A former educator and Ridgewood native who started her own organization to help inspire and empower young girls is getting help from a community partner to continue her mission.

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1/2018
Nicole Sawyer interviews singer Sara Bareilles on C-Suite Insights

Nicole Sawyer interviews singer Sara Bareilles on C-Suite Insights

Spoiler Alert! Host Nicole Sawyer finds out if Sara Bareilles has plans to release a new album in 2018! Sara Bareilles an international singer and songwriter captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide with her breakout hit love song.

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1/2018
Natasha Nurse selected as a 2018 Honoree by WOMEN2WATCH

Natasha Nurse selected as a 2018 Honoree by WOMEN2WATCH

Now in its third year, “Women2Watch in Business Disruption” expanded to include 80 women leaders from brands and service providers in the US, Australia, Europe and Canada. These women have been highlighted as pioneers and thinkers who are solving different business challenges in retail and finance.

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12/14/2017
Natasha Nurse publishes Fast Company article: This Is What It’s Like To Be The Only Person Of Color At Work

Natasha Nurse publishes Fast Company article: This Is What It’s Like To Be The Only Person Of Color At Work

It is 8:55 a.m. on a Monday morning. I walk by the office of a coworker who always seems to “know” what is going on in the office. She steadily checks her clock before greeting me as I walk to my office.

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12/7/2017
Carmin Caterina featured in The Garden City News article: New Program for Girls Starts with Self-Respect, Social Awareness

Carmin Caterina featured in The Garden City News article: New Program for Girls Starts with Self-Respect, Social Awareness

This Sunday, December 10 Samudra Yoga studio at 62 New Hyde Park Road in the village’s West business district will host a parents’ informational meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. as a preview of its new tween and teen girl initiative, kick-starting for 2018: “Empowering Girls to Lead, Thrive & Succeed. Confidently Beautifully, Boldly.”

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11/14/2017
Phaidra Knight featured in Outsports article: Phaidra Knight is second American athlete inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Phaidra Knight featured in Outsports article: Phaidra Knight is second American athlete inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

When Phaidra Knight stepped into Rugby School for her induction into the World Rugby Hall of Fame last week, she was mesmerized. The black lesbian was only the second American individual ever being inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the moment was not lost on her.

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11/9/2017
Victoria Negri featured in Hollywood Reporter article: 'Gold Star': Film Review

Victoria Negri featured in Hollywood Reporter article: ‘Gold Star’: Film Review

A clearly personal effort for its director/screenwriter/star, Victoria Negri’s debut feature is notable for the powerful supporting turn by the late Robert Vaughn in his final screen appearance. Delivering a mostly silent performance as the stroke-afflicted father of Negri’s central character, the veteran actor embodies the anguish of a once vital man reduced to pointing at words as his sole means of communication.

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11/9/2017
Victoria Negri featured in am New York article: Victoria Negri’s ‘Gold Star’ the final film for Robert Vaughn

Victoria Negri featured in am New York article: Victoria Negri’s ‘Gold Star’ the final film for Robert Vaughn

On Nov. 10, 2012, Victoria Negri’s father passed away. Five years later, on that same day, her movie “Gold Star,” based partially on the experience of dealing with a sick father, opens at Cinema Village.

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11/6/2017
Victoria Negri featured in #DirectedbyWomen article: Victoria Negri: I’m doing this no matter what

Victoria Negri featured in #DirectedbyWomen article: Victoria Negri: I’m doing this no matter what

Victoria Negri, whose debut feature Gold Star begins its theatrical run on Friday, November 10, 2017, took time recently to talk with #DirectedbyWomen Catalyst Barbara Ann O’Leary about the family crisis that led to the creation of her film, her decision to step into the role of director, casting Robert Vaughn—an actor she’d grown up watching in movies and TV, playing an active role as a member of a growing community of female filmmakers, and more.

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11/4/2017
Phaidra Knight featured in The Guardian article: Meet Phaidra Knight: free radical flanker in World Rugby Hall of Fame

Phaidra Knight featured in The Guardian article: Meet Phaidra Knight: free radical flanker in World Rugby Hall of Fame

Phaidra Knight learned of her election to the World Rugby Hall of Fame in an email from the Australian great John Eales. Another World Cup-winning captain, François Pienaar of South Africa, sent his own congratulations.

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11/3/2017
Hanna Sillitoe featured in The Daily Mail article: Woman whose 20-year battle with psoriasis and eczema was so severe she was offered CHEMOTHERAPY creates a diet that has cured her and thousands around the world

Hanna Sillitoe featured in The Daily Mail article: Woman whose 20-year battle with psoriasis and eczema was so severe she was offered CHEMOTHERAPY creates a diet that has cured her and thousands around the world

A woman whose 20-year battle with psoriasis and eczema was so severe she was told her only treatment option was chemotherapy has found a ‘cure’ through diet. Hanna Sillitoe was in such agony she even had to resort to going out with her red-raw skin wrapped in clingfilm to stop her clothes rubbing against it.

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10/31/2017
Natasha Nurse publishes Plus Model Magazine article: PMM Inspiration: Are you Investing in You?

Natasha Nurse publishes Plus Model Magazine article: PMM Inspiration: Are you Investing in You?

Ambitions and goals guides us from one day, to the next. What are you really doing about accomplishing these dreams? In the past couple of years, I have realized something that has been a true game changer for me.

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10/26/2017
Phaidra Knight featured in USA Rugby article: Phaidra Knight inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Phaidra Knight featured in USA Rugby article: Phaidra Knight inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Born on the 4th of July, Phaidra Knight has always been an exceptional American representative as she is inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2017. Recognized as one of the best players at two different positions, prop and flanker, Knight has contributed to USA Rugby on and off the pitch since 1999.

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9/24/2017
Nicole Sawyer interviews singer Deepak Chopra on C-Suite Insights

Nicole Sawyer interviews author and public speaker Deepak Chopra on C-Suite Insights

Do you get nervous before closing enormous deals or contemplating major money-making decisions? What if you could always be on you’re A-game simply by tapping into the power of your mind?

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8/13/2017
Phaidra Knight featured on NPR: Rugby Player Phaidra Knight Retires After 18 Years

Phaidra Knight featured on NPR: Rugby Player Phaidra Knight Retires After 18 Years

“A violent yet controlled sport that’s kind of a form of art.” That’s how Phaidra Knight describes rugby. On her retirement, she tells NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro what drew her to the sport.

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6/2017
Natasha Nurse featured in The M Dash article: How Natasha Nurse Went From Lawyer to Lifestyle Guru

Natasha Nurse featured in The M Dash article: How Natasha Nurse Went From Lawyer to Lifestyle Guru

When MM was in the process of developing First Addition (our new extended size range), one of the first people we called for advice was Natasha Nurse. The co-founder of Dressing Room 8, a website-turned-business that provides coaching and consulting related to plus size fashion and body positivity, Natasha appears to do exactly what she wants, when she wants to—but it wasn’t always that way.

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4/13/2017
Kim Weiler featured by Dr. Veronica MD: Mind, Body, Spirit Connection to Your Skin

Kim Weiler featured by Dr. Veronica MD: Mind, Body, Spirit Connection to Your Skin

Welcome to today’s guest blogger, Kim Weiler, internationally certified health coach, lecturer, and author, whose 21-year journey to healing her psoriasis inspired her to help others through her business, Healing My Skin.

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2/27/2017
Kim Weiler featured in Edge Media Network article: Conquering the Last of the Winter Skin Blues

Kim Weiler featured in Edge Media Network article: Conquering the Last of the Winter Skin Blues

Old Man Winter hasn’t been as testy this year as usual but beyond a few scattered days of high temperatures and sunny skies, most of us are still dealing with cold weather skin troubles.

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2/23/2017
Hanna Sillitoe featured in Mirror article: Woman cures chronic skin condition which left her too embarrassed to wear bikini with clever diet change

Hanna Sillitoe featured in Mirror article: Woman cures chronic skin condition which left her too embarrassed to wear bikini with clever diet change

A woman who suffered from excruciating skin conditions for most of her life says a plant-based diet changed everything. Hanna Sillitoe was blighted by acne, eczema and psoriasis for more than 20 years.

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2/23/2017
Hanna Sillitoe featured in The Daily Mail article: Psoriasis sufferer who wrapped her skin in coconut oil and CLING FILM to stop the itching claims she’s cured her skin with a bespoke diet (but insists you don’t have to eat ‘green sludge’)

Hanna Sillitoe featured in The Daily Mail article: Psoriasis sufferer who wrapped her skin in coconut oil and CLING FILM to stop the itching claims she’s cured her skin with a bespoke diet (but insists you don’t have to eat ‘green sludge’)

A woman who cured her acne, eczema and psoriasis simply by changing her diet has written a book to help others along the way. Hanna Sillitoe, 37, from Manchester, struggled with chronic skin conditions for 20 years which left her constantly in pain and so self-conscious she became ‘lazy, fat and was covered up all the time’.

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2/21/2017
Michelle Brock publishes article in elephant journal: We are neither Holy nor Wise: Finding your own Truth on a Spiritual Path.

Michelle Brock publishes article in elephant journal: We are neither Holy nor Wise: Finding your own Truth on a Spiritual Path.

One of my favorite figures in Buddhism is eighth century Zen master Layman P’ang. He was, as his name implies, a lay practitioner, which means that he never became a monk. Yet despite remaining a civilian, he became one of the most respected teachers of his time and is a rare historical example of a layman Zen master.

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1/27/2017
Kim Weiler releases book Ps – It’s All About Love: How A Painful Journey With Psoriasis Became A Life Devoted To Healing Others

Kim Weiler releases book Ps – It’s All About Love: How A Painful Journey With Psoriasis Became A Life Devoted To Healing Others

Author Kim Weiler knows how hard it is to live with psoriasis. Her long journey with the autoimmune skin disorder—and her success in beating it—motivated her to become an internationally certified holistic health coach who lectures on healing psoriasis naturally. Ps – It’s All About Love: How A Painful Journey With Psoriasis Became A Life Devoted To Healing Others has just been released by Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company.

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1/22/2017
Nitika Chopra publishes article in Well+Good: Get Ready to Make Self Care a Priority with Nitika Chopra

Nitika Chopra publishes article in Well+Good: Get Ready to Make Self Care a Priority with Nitika Chopra

It’s the age old question: Which comes first, self care or self love? And just like the chicken and the egg, the answer differs depending on whom you ask. If you ask me, I believe that self- care has to come first; in fact, I think that self care opens up the gate to self love.

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11/12/2016
Victoria Negri featured in NY Daily News article: ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ star Robert Vaughn, NYC-born film and TV veteran, dead at 83

Victoria Negri featured in NY Daily News article: ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ star Robert Vaughn, NYC-born film and TV veteran, dead at 83

Robert Vaughn, who saved the world repeatedly on television sets as “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” died Friday morning in a Manhattan hospital. He was 83. Vaughn, who continued acting right up to this year, passed away after a battle with acute leukemia, his manager Matthew Sullivan confirmed to the Daily News.

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9/1/2016

Michelle Brock featured in mindbodygreen article: The Trendy Shortcut To Whole-Body Healing

I’m lying on a massage table in a dim little room somewhere in the middle of Brooklyn’s hip Greenpoint neighborhood as my hypnotist, Morgan Yakus, instructs me to take a series of deep breaths.

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4/12/2016
Natasha Nurse featured in The Curvy Fashionista article: DC Meet me at District of Curves- The DC Full Figured Fashion Showcase!

Natasha Nurse featured in The Curvy Fashionista article: DC Meet me at District of Curves- The DC Full Figured Fashion Showcase!

So, what are you doing the weekend of April 23rd? Why not join me as I cohost District of Curves! This weekend shines the light on the plus size community in Washington DC and its surrounding areas!

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1/2016
Nitika Chopra featured on cover of Healthmonitor's Guide to Living with Psoriasis

Nitika Chopra featured on cover of Healthmonitor’s Guide to Living with Psoriasis

These days, Nitika Chopra can wear any skin-baring dress she wants—sleeveless, spaghetti strap, you name it. But it wasn’t always this way. For many years, Nitika (pronounced knit´-i-ka) struggled with plaque psoriasis.

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10/1/2015
Nitika Chopra featured in The Chalkboard Mag article: The Health Crisis that Changed Nitika Chopra’s Life for the Better

Nitika Chopra featured in The Chalkboard Mag article: The Health Crisis that Changed Nitika Chopra’s Life for the Better

So many of the wellness warriors we know weren’t always that way to begin with. From last month’s guest editor Kris Carr to some of our all-time favorite bloggers, most of our role models were catapulted into their wellness journey by a health problem they had no choice but to address.

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7/2015
Nitika Chopra featured in Yahoo! Lifestyle article: Nitika Chopra: Feeling Beautiful Despite Psoriasis

Nitika Chopra featured in Yahoo! Lifestyle article: Nitika Chopra: Feeling Beautiful Despite Psoriasis

One look at Nitika Chopra and you’re convinced that she’s got the beauty/confidence thing down. As a spokeswoman for luxury brands on QVC and the host of Naturally Beautiful on Z-living, she comes across being as comfortable in front of the camera as most of us do on the couch in our sweats.

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5/26/2015
Michelle Brock featured on an episode of "Inside Amy Schumer:" 80s Ladies

Michelle Brock featured on an episode of “Inside Amy Schumer:” 80s Ladies

Season 3, Ep 6. Amy discovers the true meaning of the universe, rides a mechanical bull and defends Bill Cosby.

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11/5/2014
Nitika Chopra publishes article in Huffington Post: How to Get Self-Love Today

Nitika Chopra publishes article in Huffington Post: How to Get Self-Love Today

I know, you have probably read dozens of blogs and watched loads of videos on how to get more self-love. Do you ever find that you feel more and more confused or unsure about what steps to take after the fact?

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8/2014
Diony Cespedes publishes article in Latin Trends Magazine: Making Money as a Student

Diony Cespedes publishes article in Latin Trends Magazine: Making Money as a Student

In 2014, the average college graduate with student-loan debt owed about $33,000 at graduation, according to a report referenced in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Worse, even graduates of top universities had trouble finding jobs in their field after graduation (41% were unable to in 2013, according to a McKinsey & Company Survey).

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4/4/2013
Nitika Chopra publishes article in Huffington Post: Is Happiness Really a Choice?

Nitika Chopra publishes article in Huffington Post: Is Happiness Really a Choice?

In my latest video I break down the concept that happiness is a choice. For years in the self-help world I have been told this in so many different ways, and oftentimes I have used this concept as a way to beat myself down if I am not able to rise above my sadness, negative feelings, or discomfort enough to choose happiness.

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5/17/2012
Nitika Chopra publishes article in Huffington Post: Paradise Is in Your Mind

Nitika Chopra publishes article in Huffington Post: Paradise Is in Your Mind

No matter what is coming at you, no matter what is happening or not happening, do you know how to create a paradise within your mind? How to have hope when all seems lost, how to feel excited and passionate about life even when you have NO clue what you are doing with your business?

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