A Day with Byron Katie in Toronto ON Canada, Saturday April 25th, 2020; Bestselling Author and Creator of the Work

Byron Katie www.TheWork.com

Book Cover — A Mind At Home With Itself

Join Byron Katie at The Westin Harbour Castle, TO, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. For more info: https://thework.com/event/2020-april-25-a-day-with-byron-katie-in-toronto

Katie is at home with her true self. There is both poetry and prose in her words as she guides and points us toward the peace that she is, and knows we are.”

— Jane Lynch

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — This one-day workshop is designed as a journey of radical self-discovery. With her humour and lovingly incisive clarity, Byron Katie helps people understand the cause of suffering and how to end it. Those who spend time with Katie find again and again that their negative thoughts—about the world, other people, and themselves—shift or vanish. This opportunity is open to everyone with an open mind and a desire for a happy life.

About Inquiry

When Katie uses the word inquiry, she specifically means The Work. The Work consists of four questions and what she calls a turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. The questions are:

1. Is it true?
2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
3. How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
4. Who would you be without the thought?

When you first encounter them, these questions may seem merely intellectual. The only way to really understand how they function is to use them yourself. But witnessing other people use them may give you a glimpse, even an experience, of their power, and you can find many videos of Katie doing The Work with people at her website, www.thework.com. When the questions are answered honestly, they come alive; they mirror back truths that we can’t see when we look outside.

The Work has been called self-help, but it is far more than that: it is self-realization. As we question a stressful thought, we see for ourselves that it’s untrue; we get to look at the cause-and-effect of it, to observe in sobering detail exactly what modes of pain and confusion result from believing it; then we get a glimpse into the empty mirror, the world beyond our story of the world, and see what our life would be like without the thought; and finally we get to experience the opposite of what we have so firmly believed and to find specific examples of how these opposites are true. Once we deeply question a thought, it loses its power to make us suffer, and eventually it ceases even to arise. “I don’t let go of my thoughts,” Katie says. “I meet them with understanding. Then they let go of me."

Byron Katie’s latest book is A Mind at Home with Itself (HarperOne; Hardcover; September 19, 2017). In this most revealing of Byron Katie’s books, she doesn’t merely describe the awakened mind; she allows us to see it and feel it in action. A Mind at Home with Itself is for everyone who wants to discover how to live in harmony with the way things are. It is a book about effortless generosity, about questioning the thoughts that keep you from love, and about the radiant simplicity of the mind.


“A truly illuminating and lively hookup of revered ancient Zen Diamond Sutra teachings and a wild and clear-eyed modern sage. It will help you to question deeply, inspire your spirit, and awaken your understanding.”
—Jack Kornfield

“Byron Katie is an immeasurable gift to the world. In A Mind At Home With Itself, she takes us to the clear, radiant joy of freedom from our own thoughts. Here the words of an ancient spiritual master are illuminated by the words of a modern one, and they show us that life beyond suffering is possible. This book can take your mind home to its singular, unique, immeasurably precious self.”
—Martha Beck

“Thoughts held without awareness can colour your whole life and lead to enduring misery for you and for others, often those you most love. It is like being an obstacle in your own way and not knowing it. A Mind at Home with Itself is a door into who you already are and can be if you would only get out of your own way. Enter. Enter. And take up residency. Being at home is infectious.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn

“In her newest book, A Mind at Home with Itself, Katie offers us the rare gift of peering into a human mind—her own—that is truly at ease in the world, and absolutely relaxed in its own company…. I would recommend A Mind at Home with Itself to anyone like me—in other words, to anyone who has ever felt like her own mind was a very dangerous neighbourhood. This book may help you to learn how to feel safer and more comfortable wandering around that neighbourhood all alone at night, no matter what thoughts arise.
—Elizabeth Gilbert

“I think Byron Katie is just a real thing. I love her to death. She’s pure and her intent is only to serve and she brings people back to reality so quickly. Teaches them not to believe their limiting thoughts and to question them and find the real truth.”
Tony Robbins

“A Mind at Home with Itself is a beautifully crafted book that points directly to the wisdom within us, the ultimate treasure that resides in the open heart and quiet mind—and it shows us exactly how to access it. Its insights sparkle and shimmer from every page, but they will remain like a beacon.”
—Paul Hawken

About the Authors

BYRON KATIE discovered inquiry in 1986. She has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her public events, weekend workshops, five-day intensives, nine-day School for The Work, and 28-day residential Turnaround House have brought freedom to people all over the world. Her books include the
bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, and A Thousand Names for Joy. Thework.com includes detailed instructions about The Work; video and audio clips;
Katie's calendar of events; free downloads; mobile apps; a free newsletter; a free helpline; and the online store. More at livewithbyronkatie.com, Facebook, Twitter.

STEPHEN MITCHELL’S many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, Gilgamesh, The Gospel According to Jesus, The Book of Job, The Second Book of the Tao, The Iliad, The Odyssey, and Beowulf (forthcoming).
More at stephenmitchellbooks.com.

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Serena Hemmer of Heart and Soul Counseling to be Featured on Close Up Radio

SAINT PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As human beings living busy, diverse lives, there can be times in each of our lives when we may benefit from the support of a licensed counselor or credentialed holistic healing arts practitioner.

Children sometimes have troubles and worries that are bigger than they know how to express or manage. Teens often find the journey of self-discovery and navigating relationships challenging. Adults may struggle with relationships, life transitions, career challenges, depression, anxiety, or chronic pain. Couples seek to reconnect and renew intimacy. Families strive to improve communication. Through counseling people of all ages discover solutions.

Serena has more than 15 years of experience providing clinically sound, creative, holistic counseling for children ages 3 and up, adults, couples and families. Prior to her clinical work, she spent 10 years at the county and state departments of mental health and substance abuse.

She graduated with a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University, and Summa cum Laude from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Initially, Serena worked in urban and inner-city communities where she provided clinical counseling for people of all ages and from all walks of life.

As a child, Serena began ballet, tap, and Jazz dancing. She creatively managed to gather the neighborhood kids on the block to put on variety shows and plays! In her undergraduate studies she fell in love with the art and clay studios and classes on art therapy.

Knowing children and adults express themselves through art, and play, Serena weaves Expressive Arts, Play and Sand Tray modalities into sessions with children and their families. She was provided an opportunity to establish an Expressive Arts Clinical Program while employed at a behavioral health residential center for youth in Worthington, Ohio.

Serena provides psychotherapy for children and adults in her private practice, Heart and Soul Counseling, in the Saint Petersburg/Tampa Bay area of Florida. She originally founded her private practice in 2006 in Westerville, Ohio. Because Serena incorporates her background and experience in dance, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, drama, visual arts and pottery, she has been sought after to provide therapy for children as well as adults and couples.

“The arts are unequivocally the language of the heart,” says, Rev. Serena. “Because our mind, body, and spirit are intertwined as one, approaching positive change and healing through the arts and holistic or energetic methods is the key,” says Serena. “We can only draw one line, dance one step, sing one note at a time, so when we are engaged in something creative, we are in the precious present moment. Spiritually, in the present moment, all is well.”

Certified in Rational Hypnotherapy, Serena guides clients to relief from anxiety, phobias, chronic pain and addictions. Having studied a variety of world religions and life philosophies, her approach is always from a holistic perspective that honors the mind, body and spirit. As an Ordained Metaphysical, New Thought minister, Serena supports clients, who are seeking, to explore and expand their values, spirituality and faith.

Rev. Serena is an intuitive, and a conscious voice channel. She also speaks, writes and draws symbols in Light Language, a multidimensional language that is understood by anyone who experiences it through the heart, on a soul level, not by the mind.

Along with her formal education and experience, Serena is certified in many holistic approaches. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, an Advanced Theta Healing practitioner, an Access Bars Practitioner and she taught Qi Gong and Tai Chi for the State of Ohio Employees.

Serena has two publications on www.selfgrowth.com and is in the process of creating a resource and support website and mobile app for psychotherapists, homeschool teachers and parents. During her career she has developed and presented a variety of workshops for families and providers.

Serena’s intention as a psychotherapist and holistic healing arts practitioner is to assist clients to explore and discover their answers from within, and to remember, recover and honor their true, authentic self so they can live life with greater ease and joy.

“Healing starts within each one of us,” says Serena. “I’m here to be love in action in the world. Recognize your own magnificence! Each one of us is a manifestation of love! As we remember that, we can love ourselves and be loving towards others! That is the greatest gift we can ever give.”

Close Up Radio will feature Serena Hemmer in an interview with Jim Masters on Tuesday February 25th at 2 p.m. EST

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If you have any questions for our guest please call (347) 996-3389

For more information on our guest please visit www.revserena.com or www.heart-soul-counseling.com

Written By: Beatrice Maria Centeno

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Youth Outreach Urban Resources & Services to Host Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony Wednesday, February 26th at 3pm

YOURS Ministry ~ Celebrating 15 Years of "Putting the Pieces Together in Love"

YOURS ~ Putting the Pieces Together in Love

Norfolk's Youth Outreach Urban Resources & Services Welcomes 15th Year Milestone with Move to New Facility


Youth Outreach Urban Resources & Services (YOURS) to Host Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony
Wednesday, February 26th at 3 pm

The City of Norfolk’s Lafayette district will gain new kids on the block as the Youth Outreach Urban Resources & Services (YOURS) Ministry sets up shop in the multi-story wing of Lafayette Presbyterian Church following a year-long renovation. The historic Presbyterian Church opened its doors, providing YOURS a permanent facility to continue vital programs for middle and high school teenagers in a move that just happens to coincide with the organization’s 15th year of working to improve the lives of under-served youth and their families.

YOURS works to equip youth through focused tutoring and mentoring initiatives, leadership development and role modeling, spiritual awareness and fellowship, while ensuring civic engagements and a variety of recreational social programs annually, much accomplished in partnership with public schools, churches, and other community agencies that uphold an urban focus.

YOURS Board of Directors, staff, and youth participants are thrilled to welcome the community to join in dedicating the remodeled spaces that will facilitate expanded activities and their hope for a computer lab among other life skill enrichment programming.

Ceremony guests will include the Honorable Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Mayor of Norfolk, alongside new and old friends and supporters, volunteers, and faith partners. The brief ceremony will also acknowledge the generosity of many who gave of their individual and corporate time, expertise, and sponsorship to make this home a reality, “Putting the Pieces Together in Love” for so many as YOURS motto states.

YOURS Founder and President, Robert “Mr. Rob” Goodrum said, “Finally we have our own place where we can do ministry with caring adult volunteers reaching teenagers and their families, every day of the year around-the-clock as necessary, with multiple classrooms and amenities to accommodate the broad vision and mission of YOURS.” The Retired Navy Captain continued, “We appreciate our partners and friends who sheltered and encouraged us over these past fifteen years but know they are also excited to now see us in a space uniquely YOURS.”

After the ceremony, light refreshments will be shared, followed by a brief tour of the facility.


Since 2005, YOURS has remained committed to improving the lives of urban at-risk teenagers, facilitating opportunities to positive life outcomes through leadership development and outreach using Christian based values & principles within a multi-cultural peer group around their school, community, and in the world.

The Ministry recruits, train, and deploy adults to conduct outreach programs by partnering with public schools, churches, and community agencies, while meeting a second goal of services and financial resources to like minded ministries with an urban focus. YOURS also conducts global outreach in West

Since founding YOURS in 2005, Navy Veteran Robert "Mr. Rob" Goodrum has worked extensively in the urban public school sector and across many facets of the local community providing programs that continue to reach and significantly transform the lives of hundreds of teenagers and their families.


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Technology Is Accelerating the Growing Global Tide of Home Education

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and The International Association for Creation come together to support homeschoolers.

GRAY, TN, USA, February 20, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As a result of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit Puerto Rico on January 7 (usgs.gov), 61% of the island’s 856 public schools remain shuttered even a month later. This situation has led to an increase in homeschooling in the area (thealpenanews.com). Puerto Rican families who never would have otherwise considered homeschooling now have no place to send their children and are thrust into alternative education options.

Chinese families are also forced to reconsider their schooling methods as authorities are calling on people to stay at home to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Fatalities are on the rise with over 2,000 deaths nationwide and over 80,000 confirmed cases reported. China’s Ministry of Education has recently asked schools to use Internet platforms as an option for teaching students (techinasia.com). Some schools are providing education for their students at home, but what about the infected students who are unable to leave their homes in areas where this option is unavailable?

Throughout the US, families who envisioned their children thriving in public school from the day they first sent them on the bus until their senior prom, are also beginning to rethink their options. The School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey reports that in 2013, about 22 percent of students surveyed, ages 12-18, reported being bullied at school (NCES.org). Parents who have sent their children to public school for years are now pulling their bullied children out, in their high school years, to home educate.

Parents across the globe are now facing unexpected circumstances forcing them to reconsider how their children are educated. Are the necessary tools available for the parent who feels unprepared for a sudden change in their child’s educational needs? Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, parent company of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, confirms there is: “The SchoolhouseTeachers.com platform was designed so a parent can come in at any point of the year and begin teaching their child material designed specifically for their grade level.” This online curriculum platform provides the tools needed for parents to home educate every single one of their children, in any country, at one low price, for the entire family.

Parents seeking additional assistance and support are invited to attend The International Association for Creation’s Homeschool Day. Founder Steven Policastro has noted that registration is still open for this year’s event being held on Saturday, February 29. Intended to bring together the community of homeschoolers worldwide, this event may be streamed privately in homes or a public location, such as a church.
Homeschooling families seeking community can easily connect, through online platforms, with qualified experts in the field with organizations such as The Old Schoolhouse® and The International Association for Creation.
About The Old Schoolhouse®

The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.
The International Association for Creation’s Homeschool Day 2020
On Saturday, February 29, 2020, Family Renewal’s Israel Wayne, Apologia’s Sherri Seligson, and other internationally known speakers will equip homeschool parents with the resources they need to help their children learn about God’s creation through hands-on experience and interactive resources. This team is committed to providing the help parents need to prepare their children to know the Creator God and live a life full of faith. Register your gathering now.

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Celebrating the 72nd Anniversary of Sri Lankan Independence

Aeshea Jayasinghe (right), vice president of the Sri Lanka Foundation, and Naseema Qureshi, The Way to Happiness Ambassador to South Asia, were the guest speakers.

Aeshea Jayasinghe (right), vice president of the Sri Lanka Foundation, and Naseema Qureshi, The Way to Happiness Ambassador to South Asia, were the guest speakers.

A celebration of Sri Lanka culture at the Independence Day event hosted by the Church of Scientology of the Valley

A celebration of Sri Lanka culture at the Independence Day event hosted by the Church of Scientology of the Valley

Celebrating peace, unity and tolerance at this year’s Sri Lanka Independence Day

Celebrating peace, unity and tolerance at this year’s Sri Lanka Independence Day

Independence Day was a joyous occasion at the Church of Scientology of the Valley.

Independence Day was a joyous occasion at the Church of Scientology of the Valley.

The Southern California Sri Lankan community gathered at the Church of Scientology of the Valley to celebrate their freedom from English rule.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 19, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Independence Day is a time of joy for Sri Lankans, who marked the 72nd anniversary of their independence this year.

The event celebrated the culture of the South Asian country. From the women’s beautiful saris and the colorful costumes to the lively music and dance, it was an evening filled with enthusiasm and pride.

The Independence Day speech of Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, elected in November 2019, was read in three languages to the audience. He called for unity, tolerance and respect among the country’s religious and ethnic groups.

“I represent the entire Sri Lankan nation irrespective of ethnicity, religion, party affiliation or other differences,” he said.

Special guest speakers were Aeshea Jayasinghe, vice president of the Sri Lanka Foundation, and Naseema Qureshi, who spoke of her work brokering peace among opposing factions in the wake of the country’s 30-year civil war that shattered national harmony, pitting religions and cultures against one another.

Qureshi, The Way to Happiness Ambassador to South Asia, is featured on the Scientology Network in an episode of Voices for Humanity. She spreads harmony using the common-sense moral code The Way to Happiness. She has distributed more than 100,000 copies of The Way to Happiness and delivered dozens of seminars in schools, community groups and religious institutions to bridge differences and foster tolerance, harmony and peace.

Qureshi presented the moral code, written by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard and comprised of precepts held in common by people of all religions and beliefs, to the leaders of all four of the country’s major religions. Each of them embraced the booklet and saw it as a means to accomplish their common goals.

The police of Colombo, the country’s capital, saw the value of the booklet. They took on the project of distributing copies throughout the city. The program also gained the support of the Ministry of Tourism, the Presidential Task Force and other government officials. Today, The Way to Happiness is widely used in schools and government institutions across all of Sri Lanka.

The Church of Scientology of the Valley hosts community open houses, concerts and forums and makes its auditorium available for nonprofit and cultural programs as part of its mission to bring together, enhance and uplift the community.

To learn more about the Church of Scientology of the Valley, watch Destination Scientology: The Valley on the Scientology Network.

For more news, visit the Scientology Newsroom.

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Patrick Swindale Volunteers With Catholic Charities

Patrick Swindale

LAKEWOOD , WA, UNITED STATES, February 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ,” reads Galatians 6:2. As devout in his Christianity, as he is dedicated to helping others, Patrick Swindale embodies this verse to a tee. Among his many community involvement efforts, the Lakewood resident participates regularly with Catholic Charities, one of the nation’s most respected faith-based non-profits.

Per the organization’s website, Catholic Charities’ mission “is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of goodwill to do the same.”

Patrick Swindale, a lifelong Catholic, heard the Catholic Charities call and has been involved with their local efforts for many years.

Catholic Charities’ services include refugee and immigrant services, advocacy and social policy initiatives, affordable housing, integrative health, disaster relief, social enterprise initiatives, food and nutrition, and foundational services, according to its website. The non-profit also provides leadership development and Catholic identity resources.

Patrick Swindale has spent much of his life finding what he can do to help others. In addition to fundraising and volunteering with Catholic Charities, he is an Eagle Scout and former assistant Scoutmaster. He also participated in St. John Bosco Youth Group, a Catholic youth ministry service, and The Knights of Columbus, a global Catholic fraternal organization that advocates for the Catholic cause in political and social causes while spreading the gospel and participating in charitable activities.

Patrick Swindale exhibits the same caring spirit at home as he does in his community. At age 23, just after completing his undergraduate degree, he became a legal guardian for his severely autistic adopted brother to ensure there will be generational care for his sibling. Although Patrick Swindale works full-time, typically 50 to 60 hours a week, as an engineer with HMS Global Maritime, Inc., he makes time to take his brother to the gym or one a hike five days a week after work.

When he is not volunteering, working, or helping his family, he is simultaneously earning his Masters of Science in International Logistics Management at the Loeb School for International Business at Maine Maritime Academy and is maintaining a 4.0 grade-point-average. He is set to graduate with his master’s next year and become a Licensed Customs Broker.

While he does not yet know exactly where his life will lead him post-graduation, Patrick Swindale does know without a doubt that he will continue to be an active philanthropist through Catholic Charities and other faith-based groups.

To learn more about Catholic Charities, visit https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/

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Our Daily Bread Announces the Launch of New Daily Devotional Videos

Each day, millions of readers all over the world rely on the Our Daily Bread devotional for comfort, encouragement, and a deeper understanding of their faith.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, UNITED STATES, February 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — You want to spend more time with God—you’re just not sure if you have more time. Here’s great news: Our Daily Bread is now available as a daily video series. Each day, millions of readers all over the world rely on the Our Daily Bread devotional for comfort, encouragement, and a deeper understanding of their faith. Now, your daily connection with God is just a click away with the Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional Video.

Spending time with God is something we all know we should do, but is all too easy to push aside, when the demands of the day take over. That's why Our Daily Bread has created video devotionals that are bite sized (just a minute or two) for your busy life. With online video viewing increasing over 30% year after year, Our Daily Bread is making it as convenient as possible to spend a few minutes a day focusing on God's Word. The new video devotionals will help people focus on their faith more often and more easily.

The Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional Video offers Biblical truth paired with practical application, delivered to your inbox every morning, and available on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. You can also sign up to receive 3 devotionals by text per week.

With the Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional Video, you can spend time with God:
* In the kitchen, with your morning cup of coffee
* In the breakroom, during your lunch hour
* In your car, waiting for the kids to finish soccer practice
* In the laundry room, waiting for the washer to finish

Sign up to get your free daily devotionals: https://ourdailybread.org/videos/

About Our Daily Bread Ministries: Our Daily Bread Ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit organization with staff and volunteers in over 37 offices working together to distribute more than 60 million resources in 150 countries. Whether it’s a radio broadcast, podcast, book, mobile app, or website, we provide many ways to help people grow in their relationship with God. For more information, visit www.odb.org.

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O’cean Hill Brings Miami-Sensibilities and Abstract Swing to Christian Music with Debut Single

O’cean Hill, “Now Is The Time”

O’cean Hill

With the release of his debut single, O’cean Hill is bringing Christian music fans an infectious new sound and an entirely new genre he calls “Abstract Swing.”

Abstract Swing is a fusion of salsa beats, African rhythms & pop melodies topped off with a hip-hop swing.”

— O’cean Hill

MIAMI, FL, USA, February 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With the release of his debut single, “Now Is The Time,” Miami-based singer/rapper, songwriter and producer O’cean Hill is bringing Christian music fans an infectious new sound, and an entirely new genre he calls “Abstract Swing.”

"Abstract Swing is a fusion of salsa beats, African rhythms & pop melodies topped off with a hip-hop swing” says O’cean. By using his Puerto Rican roots and the Afro-Caribbean influences that he was exposed to while growing up in Puerto Rico, O’cean wants to share his testimony with people that normally wouldn’t listen to Christian music. "Through my music, I want to be able to be a vessel that connects people with their own personal walk with God.”

O’cean comes from humble beginnings. Born in New York City and raised in the Bronx (down the street from future entertainment icon Jennifer Lopez) and Puerto Rico, his love for music awakened at the early age of four while watching television appearances by legendary performers like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. The power and the presence of these legendary entertainers heavily influenced the development of his musical trajectory. At the age of 12, O’cean started writing songs and by the time he was 15, he was already producing and arranging his own music.

While most artists get their start in small bars, coffee houses or clubs, O’cean’s first professional gig was as the opening act for New Kids On The Block at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium outside Boston, Massachusetts. Before long, he was opening for major acts such as The Commodores, Will To Power and Brenda K. Starr. He also was included as a featured artist for the 2005 Latin Billboard Awards Showcase, and soon found himself hosting and producing the MTV International series Da’Klick, where he interviewed the top Latin singers and rappers.

With a decided turn towards ministry, Ocean’s new music and high-energy live performances are filled with faith, culture and diversity. “I want my music to have a happy, fun, energetic vibe to it while still sharing my experiences through personal testimonies, and positive stories of others,” says O’cean. “That’s why when you listen to my new single, 'Now Is The time,' you will realize that it’s a celebration of faith and it will inspire people to let go of their past and focus and embrace the present.”

Recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios (owned by country music superstar Martina McBride), “Now Is The Time" was mixed by GRAMMY Award-winner Sean Moffitt (TobyMac, Lauren Daigle) and mastered by GRAMMY Award-winner Joe LaPorta (Lizzo, Carrie Underwood). The single is available now wherever digital music is sold.

For more information, visit www.oceanhillmusic.com.

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The NEWTech Breakthrough Protecting Hips from Falls Increasing Mobility and reducing costs by up to 45 Billion per Year

Airbags for the Hips – Improving Quality of Lie and Saving over 100k Senior Lives per Year

This is a game changing technology for any senior at rick for falls”

— Pat Devaney

STAFFORD, VA, UNITED STATES, February 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The NEWTech Breakthrough Protecting Hips from Falls – Increasing Mobility and reducing costs by up to 45 Billion per Year

The Tango belt is an unobtrusive wearable that springs into action when sensors indicate a fall to provide proactive hip protection “Airbags for the hips.

With state-of-the-art technology, the Tango belt leverages years of research and engineering to work when it matters most decreasing impact forces better than leading passive hip pads, while having greater anatomical coverage. This product works so that everyday users can go farther, get better, and extend their quality of life.

Injury and fall prevention continues to be a considerable challenge among all seniors. Falls are a life-threatening concern for older adults aged 60 years and above. A fall can significantly reduce one’s quality of life and ability to remain independent. According to the Center for Disease Control (2017), 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for the fall injuries each year most in which could have been prevented with the proper fall prevention measures and over 800,000 patients will be hospitalized due to head and hip injuries.


How Does Tango Belt Work?

• Detects a Fall
“Motion in context” provides for highly accurate fall-in-progress detection

• Deploys Airbag
The Tango belt reduces impact forces on the hip better than leading passive pads on the market

• Alerts Caregivers
Caregivers are immediately notified via WiFi in the event of a detected fall

Protection, Connection, and Prevention at Home

• Protects hips during a fall:
While other options put constraints on users, the Tango belt automatically senses a serious hip-impact fall and deploys airbags to provide physical protection and reduce impact force.

• Alerts caregivers in the event of a fall:
Along with physical protection, the Tango belt sends digital alerts to caregivers for fall notification and as well as other interventions to keep residents safe.

• Looks for changes in mobility:
The Tango belt will gather data and sync with the proprietary app to monitor key rehab and mobility metrics like postural sway, gait speed, distance-over-surface, timed up and go, and stride time variability. Finally, Predictive!

Senior Care Facility Benefits:
• Increased Referrals and Occupancy
• Innovation and best outcomes translate to becoming the preferred provider for your hospital discharge planner. Increasing occupancy provides great return on investment.
• Reduced Risk and Liability
• Falls with injury and hip fractures are the #1 risk and liability of most senior care providers. The Tango belt is hip protection in a form-factor that residents will actually wear.
• Improved 5-Star Ratings
• Based on the mobility increases experienced with the Tango belt, a Tango program can translate to higher customer satisfaction and 5-star ratings for your facility.

Experts for Quality, Fall Prevention and Protection, Risk Management, Training, Marketing and Distribution

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Source: EIN Presswire

"Death With Dignity Act" Will Create a Perfect Crime

Jeanette Hall

Margaret Dore Esq.

Sitting ducks

Patients Will Have Years or Decades to Live

Persons assisting a suicide or euthanasia can have an agenda to benefit themselves. More obvious reasons include inheritance money and life insurance.”

— Margaret Dore, Esq.

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA, February 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Attorney Margaret Dore, president of Choice is an Illusion, which has fought against assisted suicide and euthanasia legalization efforts in many states, made the following statement in connection with a bill seeking to legalize these practices in New Hampshire. (HB 1659). HEARING TODAY Wednesday, 02/12/20, 1:00 P.M., SH Rm Reps Hall, House Judiciary.

“The proposed Death With Dignity Act seeks to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia as those terms are traditionally defined,” said Dore. “If passed into law, the Act will apply to people with years or decades to live.”

Dore explained, “The Act is based on a similar law in Oregon, applying to people with a terminal disease expected to cause death within six months. In practice, such predictions are often wrong. This is due to actual mistakes and the fact that predicting life expectancy is not an exact science."

“Perhaps more importantly," said Dore, "the six months to live is determined without treatment. Consider Jeanette Hall, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2000. She made a settled decision to use Oregon’s law, but her doctor convinced her to be treated for cancer instead. Today, nineteen years later, she is thrilled to be alive.”

Dore said, “Persons assisting a suicide or euthanasia can have an agenda to benefit themselves. More obvious reasons include inheritance money and life insurance.”

“Medical professionals too can have an agenda,” said Dore. “Michael Swango, MD, now incarcerated, got a thrill from killing his patients. Consider also Harold Shipman, a doctor in the UK, who not only killed his patients, but stole from them and in one case made himself a beneficiary of the patient’s will.”

Dore said, “People who sign up for the lethal dose do not necessarily intend to take it. Sometimes they make the request at the suggestion of a doctor or family member, ‘just in case' they want to use it.’”

“Once the lethal dose is in the home, there is a complete lack of oversight,” said Dore. “No witness, not even a doctor, is required to be present at the death. If the patient objected or even struggled against administration, who would know?”

Dore said, “The death certificate will report a natural death, which will create a legal cover up and also allow a perpetrator to inherit. More to the point, the Act will create a perfect crime.”

“Consider also a 2005 article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper regarding a public inquiry of Dr. Shipman’s conduct,” said Dore. “The inquiry determined that he ‘killed at least 250 of his patients over 23 years.’ The inquiry also found ‘that by issuing death certificates stating natural causes, the serial killer [Shipman] was able to evade investigation by coroners.’”

Dore continued, “According to a subsequent article in 2015, proposed reforms included having a medical examiner review death certificates to improve patient safety. Instead, the proposed Act moves in the opposite direction to require a legal cover up as a matter of law.”

Dore concluded, “If the New Hampshire Act becomes law, there will be new paths of lethal abuse and exploitation, especially for older people with money, meaning the middle class and above. They will be sitting ducks to their heirs and other predators. Even if you like the concept of assisted suicide and euthanasia, the proposed Act is a recipe for abuse, exploitation and legal murder.”

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Source: EIN Presswire