Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bryan and Kimberly Ricci on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join us Saturday, March 31, 2012 on Living Your Best Life to hear the inspiring story of how a once homeless youth, Bryan Ricci, is giving back to those who helped him turn his life around by paying it forward helping the homeless community. Ricci will also share how the Oasis Center impacted his life as a teen and a young adult.


Ricci will be joined by his wife, Kimberly, and their beautiful children. Hear his family share about the husband and dad they know today; a man of faith, an inventor and a company CEO. Listen to the Ricci family share about being faithful in life, dreaming big, and how their invention, the Eraselet, "a bracelet eraser", is raising awareness of the ever growing homeless community and what they are doing to help stamp out hunger.

Living Your Best Life, is a radio show that empowers inspires, and motivates one to live their BEST life. Living Your Best Life can be heard on 760 The Gospel in the Middle TN Region, Inspirational Networks, military bases, and UStream. TV from 9-10AM CST.

More About The Eraslet


The Eraselet was invented as a way for the Ricci family three young daughters, all in elementary school, to keep from losing their erasers. Since the girls loved bracelets, why not an eraser in the form of a bracelet? The product, a revolutionary eraser in the form of a bracelet, was given the title "Eraselet", patent-pended and trademarked through the USPTO (United State Patent and Trademark Office).

It was important to Bryan and Kimberly Ricci to produce the Eraselet in the US. They felt strongly that with our country's current economy in shambles, it did not seem right to send American jobs overseas. After being told over and over that they would have to go outside the US to find an affordable manufacturer, they kept searching until they found a 90 year old family owned business, Alliance Rubber Company, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. By staying firm to their commitment to sell "Made in the USA" products, every time you buy an Eraselet, you are helping to provide jobs right here in the USA.

The Eraselet can be an excellent fundraising item for various causes and can be customized for organizations to "Erase Your Cause". The Eraselet is also giving back through the Ricci's non-profit, Erase World Hunger. Erase World Hunger provides food and clean drinking water to children right in our own back yard and impoverished countries.

The Eraselet can found in Dollar General Stores, Life Way Christian Bookstores, and ordered online at www.eraselet.com.

Let's get Eraselet on the shelf at Walmart by voting for them here.

Photos supplied by Kimberley Ricci

Living Your Best Life is in partnership with Mocha Magazine.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Soprano Karen Parks on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women’s History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

As well continue to discuss phenomenal women throughout the month of March, please join Living Your Best Life in partnership with Mocha Market Magazine on Saturday, March 24, 2012 to hear Soprano Karen Parks share about her life, her musical career, her work with young performers and what keeps her inspired. She will also share about her upcoming performance at Lipscomb University. The Greenville, South Carolina native made her historic recording tribute to Harry T. Burleigh's body of work in Nashville. Nobody Knows: Songs of Harry T. Burleigh, co-produced by Parks and Grammy-winning producer David Macias, debuted at #2 on Billboard's Traditional Classical Album Chart upon its 2008 release. Karen Parks divinely given voice has been heard around the world.




Ms. Parks has performed in major opera houses and concert halls in many European countries including Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, England, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Hungary and Estonia. Her performances in America include debuts with recognized orchestras and conductors including Carnegie Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, Meyerson Hall, San Francisco Opera, The Boston Pops and The Nashville Symphony. Other roles and works with various companies and orchestras include Verdi’s Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mahler’s Second Symphony, Dvořák’s Te Deum, Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, Mařenka in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, and the role of Harriet Tubman in two different operas (Harriet and Frederick Douglass). By special commission, she was the first artist to record an English language album (Nocturne) of Finnish classical music from Finnish poetry.

Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers inspires, and motivates one to live their BEST life, can be heard on 760 The Gospel in the Middle Tennessee region, Inspirational Networks, and military bases. Living Your Best Life is also streamed live on www.UStream.TV from 9-10AM CST.

More About Karen Parks' Lipscomb Performance
Soprano Karen Parks will perform along with Lipscomb University's Jerome Reed, the Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair in Piano as part of the Artist Series. Parks will perform works by Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms, Faure, Puccini, Gershwin and a set of traditional spirituals arranged by Harry T. Burleigh.

Parks will conduct a Master Class on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The soprano virtuoso will present a concert on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Both events will be held in Lipscomb University's Ward Hall. Tickets for Saturday's concert may be purchased online or at the door.

$15 adults, $10 students, Free with student ID.

Text INSPIRE to 99000 to win tickets to the concert, copies of Harry T. Burleigh's compositions, tickets to the Nashville Symphony, or a membership to the Frist Center.




(I would like to thank Honorable William J. Zick for his extensive research on www.africlassical.com that led me to spending hours studying such fascinating musician who stories must be told.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Veronica Burns on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women’s History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes along with Mocha Market Magazine as we celebrate women who are redefining power and influence. From celebrities to authors to leaders to educators to mom-next-door, hear from women who are impacting the world around them while empowering others to do the same.

Tune in Saturday, March 17, 2012, to hear from serial entrepreneur Veronica Burns. She will discuss how women can no longer rely on "lady luck" in their career choices. Women, especially those facing corporate downsizing, must plan strategically to survive and thrive in today's marketplace while preparing for their future.

Hear Veronica tell how she transitioned into her new career choice after 40 years in corporate human resources and using her skills to help other women become business women.

Living Your Best Life is a progressive radio show that empowers, inspires, and motivates individuals to live their BEST life. Living Your Best Life can be heard on 760 AM in the Middle TN Area, on military bases, and Ustream.TV worldwide from 9:00-10:00am CST.

More Info on Veronica Burns


Veronica Burns is an accomplished business partner and leader in human resources best practices. Veronica has a broad base of experience in financial, educational and healthcare environments. She is a solutions oriented human resource professional with the skills and strengths to bring organized approaches and successful people management with expertise in a variety of human resources disciplines including: salary Administration, strategic planning, organizational design, leadership coaching, performance management, staffing and dispute resolution.

Veronica moved to Nashville in 1999 and secured a human resources leadership position at Vanderbilt University and Medical Center. She held the position of Senior Director of Human Resources when she left Vanderbilt in 2011.

Prior to coming to Nashville, Veronica provided more than twenty years of human resources expertise and leadership in the Chicagoland area for large employers in healthcare, (Northwestern University Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital) finance, (Harris Trust Bank, General Board of Pensions for the United Methodist Church) and academia.

Veronica Burns is also a Dispute Resolutions Mediator, certified under Rule 31 by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Text INSPIRE to 99000 for questions, comments, and a chance to win Easter dinner at Monell's Restaurant.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Stacey McBride-Irby on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women’s History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes along with Mocha Market Magazine as we celebrate women who are redefining power and influence. From celebrities to authors to leaders to educators to mom-next-door, hear from women who are impacting the world around them while empowering others to do the same.



Tune in on Saturday, March 10, 2012's for an interview that has been a year in the making! Hear from internationally renown creator of Mattel's So In Style Dolls, Stacey McBride-Irby. Stacey designed the most diverse cultural line of dolls ever created for the world's most premiere toy company. During her fifteen years at Mattel, Stacey also designed numerous fashions for the Disney Princess Collection and for the iconic Barbie line.

In addition to designing for Mattel's Disney Princess Collection and the Barbie, Stacey designed the highly sought after AKA Doll in celebration of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Centennial in 2008.

Stacey's creation of the So In Style dolls marked Mattel's first line of African American dolls that closely resemble today's young girls and women. The dolls were not just toys to play with but showcased the stylish diversity of the African American community and strongly encouraged education and mentoring.



Stacey will share about her new business venture with the One World Dolls Project and how her partnership with Trent Daniels will give her an opportunity to use the power of play and collector dolls to reflect genuine diversity and not limit her creativity to one group of people or organization.

Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires, and motivates us to live our BEST life, is heard on 760AM The Gospel in the Middle-TN area, Inspirational Networks, military bases and on Ustream.TV worldwide from 9:00-10:00am CST.

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Previous post about Stacey McBride-Irby here.

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