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Houston author Philandis Stovall’s recalls loving memory of her son, who wrote a book before his untimely death


If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. (Proverbs 24:10 KJV)


VICTORIOUS REGARDLESS 

MUSTARDSEED FAITH — Houston author Philandis Stovall wrote the emotionally-driven, tear-jerking written work entitled, “Even Through the Storm: A Mom’s Story of Faith Amid Adversity, an awe-inspiring project that garnered a wave of media coverage since its much-anticipated release in nearly two years ago.

DALLAS — To his credit, little “Ziggy” reached his destiny before God ceremoniously called him home.

“I received the confirmation for writing my book when I was in the hospital with my son while he was having his bone marrow transplantation,” Philandis Philly Stovall told Making Headline News during a weekend interview, recalling the memorable developments that unfolded in July 2017, during which her son, Fre’Derick Leontez Young Redd III, was hospitalized at Texas Children’s Hospital after being diagnosed with cancer.
The book to which Stovall is alluding is her emotionally-driven, tear-jerking written work entitled, “Even Through the Storm: A Mom’s Story of Faith Amid Adversity, an awe-inspiring project that garnered a wave of media coverage since its much-anticipated release in nearly two years ago.
A book that Stovall began composing sometime in September 2017 and needed approximately two weeks to complete, “Even Through the Storm: A Mom’s Story of Faith Admid Adversity” is a story of one mom’s journey from despair to triumph, according to detailed breakdown by Google Books.

A book that Stovall began composing sometime in September 2017 and needed approximately two weeks to complete, “Even Through the Storm: A Mom’s Story of Faith Admid Adversity” is a story of one mom’s journey from despair to triumph, according to detailed breakdown by Google Books.

In 2012, for instance, Stovall’s then four-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. Consequently, she found herself in what she described as “a zone,” whereby all she wanted was peace and quiet.

In  no particular order.

“I was searching for sense in a situation that made no sense to me,” Stovall writes.

STAR POWER — Interestingly and much to Stovall’s delight, her book — as well as her son’s written work — has caught the attention of an array of athletes, including the Rice University football program the Houston Texans, as well as former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal.

Interestingly, alone with her wave of thoughts and emotions, Stovall desperately wanted to “wake up” from what sense was a nightmare.

Still, the Greenville, Mississippi native demonstrated enough faith to stay awake, particularly in the spirit, considering she had come to grips with the notion that what was unfolding in her young life wasn’t merely a dream.

“This was reality and she was forced with the choice of retreating into the devastation or fighting her way through the storm,” said a Google Books spokesperson for Stovall’s “Even Through the Storm: A Mom’s Story of Faith Admid Adversity.’” “Finding herself on an unexpected and unwelcome path, the young mother could feel a rebirth happening. With each day and event, she found herself growing stronger and stronger.”

In 2012, for instance, Stovall’s then four-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. Consequently, she found herself in what she described as “a zone,” where all she wanted was peace and quiet.

Even amid her son’s unlikely diagnosis — he wasn’t born with cancer – Stovall didn’t merely have time to cope; rather, she simply had to learn to deal with it, she’s explained time and again.

Regardless, because of her spiritually resourcefulness, Stovall’s story essentially is one whereby she had to learn of rely on her faith — the kind of faith that had ultimately given way to her exemplifying hope, particularly when that about which she encountered seemed hopeless.

But God…


“I knew from the beginning of our journey we had a purpose and reason for being assigned to go through cancer treatment,” said Stovall, when asked what was the single, most underlying reason she chose to produce “Even Through the Storm: A Mom’s Story of Faith Admid Adversity.” “My handsome son wasn’t born with cancer. He was born a completely healthy baby boy.”


Still, before his health had begun to decline, Stovall miraculously aided her son mightily to fulfill his God-manifested purpose, considering “Ziggy” surprisingly wrote his very own book while in the hospital before he passed away. The title: “The Mystery of the Missing Ring,” which was published earlier this year.

Still, before his health had begun to decline, Stovall miraculously aided her son mightily to fulfill his God-manifested purpose, considering “Ziggy” surprisingly wrote his very own book while in the hospital before he passed away. The title: “The Mystery of the Missing Ring,” which was published earlier this year.

Talk about a mother and child collectively devising ways to weather arguably the toughest of adversity.

“I have gotten overwhelmingly amazing reviews and feedback on my memoir, including five-star ratings,” Stovall said. “I was told prophetically I have a bestselling book and that’s what I believe.”

Interestingly and much to Stovall’s delight, her book — as well as her son’s written work — has caught the attention of an array of athletes, including the Rice University football program the Houston Texans, as well as former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal.

Because of her spiritually resourcefulness, Stovall’s story essentially is one whereby she had to learn of rely on her faith — the kind of faith that had ultimately given way to her exemplifying hope, particularly when that about which she encountered seemed hopeless.

“This memoir shares a major part of my life and how I handled it being a single mother of two children with one being diagnosed with cancer,” said Stovall, adding “more personal book projects” are forthcoming much sooner than later. “I have been able to share my strengths, weaknesses, and faith in God words, no matter what the world says. I have been able to start and continue one of my passions, which is helping others with my nonprofit organization efforts.”

Surely, because of keen perseverance, “Ziggy” is peeping through the clouds above and giving his mom’s a well-deserved thumbs up.


For more information about Houston-area Author Philandis Philly Stovall, to order her books, or to schedule her for public appearance or book signing, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/philandis.stovall. Also, send email to: philandisstovall@gmail.com.


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Is Houston entrepreneur Katina Cansler the organizational services industry’s best kept secret?


Let all things be done decently and in order. (1 Corinthians 14:40 KJV)


KC’s TOUCH OF EXCELLENCE

TOUCH OF SUCCESS — Katina Cansler the proud owner and CEO of  KC’s Touch, her Houston-area organizational services, which exhibit an extensive background and expertise necessary to properly maintain and organize your property or facility.

DALLAS — Katina Cansler has what she refers to as her “new adventure,” one she doesn’t plan on shelving any time soon.

Heck, why should she demonstrate signs of slowing down any time soon as the proud owner and CEO of  KC’s Touch, her Houston-area organizational services, which exhibit an extensive background and expertise necessary to properly maintain and organize your property or facility.
Widely known for its “world class organizational services,” KC’s Touch’s system was created to ensure that its clients pay witness to a clean and healthy home.
“Our process revolves around you and your family to provide a unique cleaning process with the highest attention to detail,” said a spokesperson for KC’s Touch in a detailed overview of this business at http://www.kcstouch.com/index.html.

Not only that, KC’s Touch has established a keen reputation for routinely bringing about a customer-first focus atmosphere, coupled with what Cansler describes as “old-fashioned values” derived from character and integrity, not to mention an “all in service” of providing its clients with the highest level of professionalism they deserve.

Aside from overseeing the day-to-day operations of KC’s Touch, Cansler is longtime cosmetologist, whose career spans more than 30 years.

Currently, the Fort Wayne, Indiana native has been afforded the luxury working savoring the best of both worlds through her endeavors. But as she forthrightly explained during an interview this week with Making Headline News, KC’s Touch essentially has emerged as her first love, of sorts.

YOU’VE GOTTA SEE THIS!!!

A business that accommodates mostly individuals ranging in their mid-30’s and up, Cansler’s wealth of experience in organizational services has been put on display in a variety of places around the country, most notably Indiana, Arizona, Texas, Atlanta, North Carolina, among others.

As Canslers recalls, her rise to starting her featured business goes all the back to her childhood days in Indiana.

“Growing up, it was always mandatory to keep the house clean,” said Cansler, who relocated from Arizona to Texas in 2015. “We had to do chores, no questions about that. So as I got older I became OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) with my children and everything had to be in place.”

Everything from the towels — “they had to be folded a certain way,” Cansler explained — to the floor which, according to this nuts-and-bolts businesswoman, had to be vacuumed “with the lines in the carpet,” she says without hesitation.

MORE ON KC’s TOUCH: http://www.kcstouch.com/index.html

Not only that, KC’s Touch has established a keen reputation for routinely bringing about a customer-first focus atmosphere, coupled with what Cansler describes as “old-fashioned values” derived from character and integrity, not to mention an “all in service” of providing its clients with the highest level of professionalism they deserve.

Interestingly and to her credit, Cansler never imagined that her immeasurable gifts for ensuring that things stay squeaky clean would ultimately blossom into a full fledge business.

“I always cleaned for friends and family and would have never considered it to be a business,” Cansler said. “Anyway, fast forwarding up to date…when I moved to Houston my daughter, Breanna, came out her bedroom and said, ‘Mom, my closet need KC’s Touch.’”

THAT’S NOT ALL SHE DOES — A entrepreneurial tenure that also include her functioning as an event and party planner, Cansler is presently enrolled at Houston Community College, where she’s pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Interior Designing.

And from that point on, Cansler explained, such a memory essentially marked the beginning of her organizational services, which have been in full operations for a little more than a decade.

How time flies when you’re having fun, doing what you love — a trend to which Cansler can greatly attest.

“It was at that moment a light come on in my head,” said Cansler, recalling her exchange with her daughter, which gave way to the very name of her business. “I loved the way it sounded and then I started with the business.”

Aside from overseeing the day-to-day operations of KC’s Touch, Cansler is longtime cosmetologist, whose career spans more than 30 years.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

“What I hadn’t realized is that I had (been engaging in) these services for years without ever giving it any thought…going to people’s homes and cleaning up bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets, just to name a few,” Cansler said. “There is a great need for my services, but some people are embarrassed to invite someone into their home and help them get organized, because it’s totally different from house-cleaning, which we offer those services as well.”

Currently, the Fort Wayne, Indiana native has been afforded the luxury working savoring the best of both worlds through her endeavors. But as she forthrightly explained during an interview this week with Making Headline News, KC’s Touch essentially has emerged as her first love, of sorts.

A entrepreneurial tenure that also include her functioning as an event and party planner, Cansler is presently enrolled at Houston Community College, where she’s pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Interior Designing.

For what it’s worth, she said her profession as the face of KC’s Touch gives her the golden opportunity to meet people from various walks of life, during which she customarily deems it essential to pass along some much-needed words of encouragement while doing what she’s loves the most.

A business that accommodates mostly individuals ranging in their mid-30’s and up, Cansler’s wealth of experience in organizational services has been put on display in a variety of places around the country, most notably Indiana, Arizona, Texas, Atlanta, North Carolina, among others.

“My desire is to help people get organized by implementing daily tasks,” said Cansler, who also announced the forthcoming release of her new book that’s scheduled to hit the market in late summer. “God has commissioned to be a beacon (of light) in the community…to give hope, to inspire, and encourage others.”

IN HER OWN WORDS — “I always cleaned for friends and family and would have never considered it to be a business,” Cansler said. “Anyway, fast forwarding up to date…when I moved to Houston my daughter, Breanna, came out her bedroom and said, ‘Mom, my closet need KC’s Touch.’”

Oh…and let’s not forget: to keep things clean.

Er…squeaky clean.

“I absolutely love helping people achieve and strive to their highest potential,” Cansler said. “Therefore, if someone needs some assistance with getting their homes in order, I would be happy to. A well-organized home promotes a healthy life and decreases depression and anxiety.”

She would undoubtedly know.

Her immeasurable track record speaks for itself.


For more information Houston-area Businesswoman Katina Cansler of KC’s Touch, call 832.865.4906. Also, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/katina.cansler or send email to: kgfministries@gmail.com.


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Houston author Brandi Ashford writes a spiritually-empowering book for such a pivotal time as now


If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. (James 1:5 NIV)


FREEDOM OF EXCELLENCE 

STAYING IN FAITH — A native of Houston, Prophetess Brandi Ashford has appropriately accepted and embraced yet another God-mandated assignment, most notably as the mastermind behind the newly-released book entitled, “Keys to Freedom 30 Day Enlightenment and Morning Glory.”

DALLAS — A couple of hours before midday CST on Friday, Prophetess Brandi Ashford took to her Facebook page, where she staged to her timeline a rather absorbing, yet familiar post.

Said Ashford before her 2,600-plus social media followers: Never let someone’s negative opinion become your reality.
For Ashford, such a prevalent catchphrase, to her credit, has become a personal theme, of sorts, especially for a devout woman of faith, who has become widely known as “The Fireball.”
Because truth be told, Ashford’s keen reputation is such that she not only hasn’t merely allowed the negative perceptions of others distract or deter her from her God-orchestrated purpose. But most importantly, she goes to great lengths to ensure that she will continue to bask in the glory of walking in the divine purpose for which she was created.

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Widely dubbed, “a power packed 30-day devotional written to shift your life,” Ashford’s “Keys to Freedom: 30 Day Enlightenment and Morning Glory” is extremely essential for such a pivotal time as now, for such a time that, according to various Biblical scholars, has been widely regarded as “these last and evil days” or “the last of the last and evil days.”

Consider, for instance, Ashford’s awe-inspiring vision through the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

A native of Houston, Ashford has appropriately accepted and embraced yet another God-mandated assignment, most notably as the mastermind behind the newly-released book entitled, “Keys to Freedom: 30 Day Enlightenment and Morning Glory.”

Widely dubbed, “a power packed 30-day devotional written to shift your life,” Ashford’s “Keys to Freedom: 30 Day Enlightenment and Morning Glory” is extremely essential for such a pivotal time as now, for such a time that, according to various Biblical scholars, has been widely regarded as “these last and evil days” or “the last of the last and evil days.”

Or, to put it more forthrightly, a time whereby countless of believers essentially are steering from the household of faith.

A longtime resident of Houston, amongst the things about which Ashford is especially grateful is that God had strategically handpicked her to construct a spiritually-enhancing and spiritually-gut-checking project that figures to impact the kingdom mightily — much sooner than later.

As Ashford explained during an interview this week with Making Headline News, she has become destined to help advance the kingdom, thus do whatever in her God-given power to help provide those in the Body of Christ with some much-needed spiritual relief, courtesy of her month-long devotionals.

“The divine message I am sending to my (reading) audience is that you have the keys to unlock freedom within you,” said Ashford, offering a detailed and solid synopsis of her newly-assembled book.

A longtime resident of Houston, amongst the things about which Ashford is especially grateful is that God had strategically handpicked her to construct a spiritually-enhancing and spiritually-gut-checking project that figures to impact the kingdom mightily — much sooner than later.

“This book is part of my purpose that God has created for me, because I was so attached to bondage to where I lived, talked, and walked until I surrendered myself to God,” Ashford explained.

As Ashford explained during an interview this week with Making Headline News, she has become destined to help advance the kingdom, thus do whatever in her God-given power to help provide those in the Body of Christ with some much-needed spiritual relief, courtesy of her month-long devotionals.

Much to her delight, once she had made up her mind to sellout completely unto God, something that ultimately gotten a hold of her (as an old songwriter once wrote).

“I became free,” said Ashford, recalling how her life-changing had all unfolded. “I used my keys to unlock my freedom and walk in purpose.’

And, the rest, as they say, was history.

THUS SAID THE LORD…

Look at her today, walking fervently in her divine purpose for such a pivotal time as now, for such a time that, according to various Biblical scholars, has been widely regarded as “these last and evil days” or “the last of the last and evil days.”

In case you’ve forgotten.

Now just days away from the release of “Keys to Freedom: 30 Day Enlightenment and Morning Glory,” Ashford’s gift is already making a room for her through this book, considering she will be on hand in Atlanta the first weekend in June for the much-anticipated unveiling of her written work.

MORE ON BRANDI ASHFORD: https://keystofreedom.bigcartel.com/

MORE TO COME — Next up for this Christian-based author: the upcoming release of Book No. 2, this one entitled, “Divorcing My Past To walk In Destiny” at a date that has yet to be announced.

Next up for this Christian-based author: the upcoming release of Book No. 2, this one entitled, “Divorcing My Past To walk In Destiny” at a date that has yet to be announced.As for her latest book, well, Ashford, doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s excited to have taken yet another major step in her ministry.

“I chose to produce this book because one day, I was riding to work that morning,  I was having a long week that was very stressful and I said, ‘God I want to do a daily devotional that women can have when they get up in the morning and read day-by-day,” Ashford recalled. “And it came to mind: ‘Keys To Freedom Enlightenment And Morning Glory.’”

A positive, life-changing perception that has become her reality.

Yep. That’s just like God.


For more information Houston-area Author Brandi Ashford, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, call 713.487.6292, or connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/brandi.davis.9465. Also, send email to: healthebrokenhearts@gmail.com or bdavis06_23@yahoo.com.


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Gifted mother of 10, Louisiana entrepreneur Rosie Turnipseed defying insurmountable odds


He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20 NIV)


MAKING MAJOR MOVES 

DESTINY STEPS — Much to her delight, it is due in large part to Rosie Turnipseed’s keen ability to fulfill her lofty goals and ambitions as a young businesswoman that this Villeplatte, Louisiana-area substitute teacher has been blessed to assume a variety of entrepreneurship roles.

DALLAS — Turnipseed is her last name.

Interestingly, though, Rosie Turnipseed’s entrepreneurship track record is such that she’s a businesswoman who boasts faith the size of a mustard seed.

“I have always envisioned a future for entrepreneurial success,” Turnipseed told Making Headline News this week. “I have always done whatever I could to support my large family of 10. At a young age, I discovered that my success was primarily on my own ability to make it happen.”

Much to her delight, it is due in large part to Turnipseed’s keen ability to fulfill her lofty goals and ambitions as a young businesswoman that this Villeplatte, Louisiana-area substitute teacher has been blessed to assume a variety of entrepreneurship roles.

A native of Houston, Turnipseed, 37, is an ABA Therapist, Certified Credit Repair Agent, Board Certified Christian Counselor, and a registered tax preparer.

That’s not all this resourceful, thriving businesswoman does.

That’s because Turnipseed is an accomplished life coach and motivational speaker, Certified Military Veteran Peer Specialist, as mental health and domestic violence advocate, not to mention a career coach, and youth leader.

WOMAN OF MANY HATS — A native of Houston, Turnipseed, 37, is an ABA Therapist, Certified Credit Repair Agent, Board Certified Christian Counselor, and a registered tax preparer.

As if that isn’t enough to create a solid business-related resume, Turnipseed is currently enrolled at Springfield College Of Professional And Continuing Studies, where she is scheduled to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services in July.

“This is my field of choice, because it is very broad and it contributes to the opening of doors to my future endeavors,” said Turnipseed, whose business ventures caters mostly to residents in the Louisiana cities of Eunice, Opelousas, and Lafayette. “My passion and desire is to bring awareness to communities all over, especially in rural areas.”

To her credit, Turnipseed certainly exhibits the professional experience that has enabled her to function mightily in her element as an entrepreneur.

For starters, she once owned and operated Loyalty Personal Care Home, a personal care residence, where she was responsible for housing those who suffered from mental, emotional, and physical disabilities.

Interestingly, Turnipseed was named the “preferred vendor” for select hospitals in the Houston metropolitan area and, as she explained, “With my vision getting bigger, I began to house dementia, Alzheimer, and hospice patients.”

With her wealth of immeasurable experience comes even bigger and better goals, she said.

“My goal is to open an at-risk youth facility and another residential personal care home,” said Turnipseed, whose business expertise accommodates mostly persons ranging in ages nine to 24 (“With the adults there’s no specific age group,” she emphasized).

“While doing this, I desire to go all over the world, speaking to single mothers who have been through or is going through the struggle. I would like to show them that if I — with 10 kids, five girls and five boys — can do it, they can also.”

In addition, Turnipseed — who has announced the upcoming release of her first book entitled, “BUT GOD: When Pain Reveals Your Purpose” — said she would like to reach at-risk youths, particularly at their present downtrodden level.

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE

Turnipseed is an accomplished life coach and motivational speaker, Certified Military Veteran Peer Specialist, as mental health and domestic violence advocate, not to mention a career coach, and youth leader.

“And not only help re-socialize them, but their household as a whole in my opinion,” she said. “It’s more realistic and effective.”

That’s not all this young, progressive businesswoman aspires to do in the foreseeable future.


“I want to help lower the recidivism rate in communities all over by connecting those who are coming home from being incarcerated to resources and affordable housing so they’re not place in their same environment and that they will be less likely to reoffend,” Turnipseed said. “I also want to show black males that there is a better way that just because they grew up in a single-parent home, they don’t have to be a part of the statistics…that they can make better and impactful choices that will contribute to them productive and successful citizens. I want to partner with agencies all over the world that will help me make this vision come to past.”


In order for her to make good on her monumental goals and ambitions, Turnipseed doesn’t shy away from the notion that she has no time to waste.

Interestingly, Turnipseed was named the “preferred vendor” for select hospitals in the Houston metropolitan area and, as she explained, “With my vision getting bigger, I began to house dementia, Alzheimer, and hospice patients.”

If nothing, she knows that exemplifying the faith the size of a mustard seed is a must.

“Basically I would like to empower, embrace, and equip single mothers and their children, who are hurt, lost, broken, hopeless, suffering from identity crisis,” Turnipseed said. “(I want to) help them identify generational issues with all that they may need by providing resources and possibly housing. I want to speak at engagements all over the world…at schools, churches, conventions, and conferences.

“I want families to learn how to thrive in healthy environments and to know how to identify toxic relationships,” Turnipseed continued. “I also would like to equip people all over with the things they need in order for them to learn, grow, and thrive in a healthy and non-toxic environment.”


For more information about Villeplatte, Louisiana-area Businesswoman Rosie Turnipseed, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/PURPOSEOLOGIST. Also, send email to: loyaltypch@gmail.com.


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Houston author Brittney Carr escapes suicide time and again, she explains in her new book


“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV)


DALLAS — As far as Brittney Carr is concerned, it literally goes without saying.

That is, she undoubtedly thanks God for her husband, Darius Carr, who unquestionably has been her grandest supporter ever since God has joined them together.

Consider, for instance, how in October 2018, during which God had strategically given Brittney Carr the awe-inspiring vision to make her authorship debut, courtesy of her book entitled, F.E.A.R., the acronym that stands for False Evidence Appearing Real.


SURROUNDED BY ANGELS

DESTINY STEPS — In October 2018, God had strategically given Houston author Brittney Carr the awe-inspiring vision to make her authorship debut, courtesy of her book entitled, F.E.A.R., the acronym that stands for False Evidence Appearing Real.

A 79-page project that Brittney Carr needed somewhere in the neighborhood of three months to assemble, F.E.A.R. is less than two months removed from having made its ceremonious release on the market.

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Brittney Carr credited her beloved companion for having fueled her desire to compose a book that figures to help advance the kingdom — much sooner than later.


“God gave me the vision to write this book one day when my husband told me that I needed to tell people my story and that I would help many people with my testimony. So God told me to just start writing. So I started to write my story.” — Texas Author Brittney Carr 


And what a remarkably compelling and thought-provoking story it is.

PURCHASE BRITTNEY CARR’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/F-R-False-Evidence-Appearing/dp/1795824484/

An emotionally-drive, tear-jerking story that recalls how this brilliant author had had been spiritually and emotionally incarcerated to the point, during which she had attempted suicide an unprecedented four times during a span of six months, Carr’s F.E.A.R. is widely deemed an inspirational, yet true story, one that serves as an instant motivator for anyone who has gone through arguably the toughest of life’s trials and tribulations.

“Nothing is ever as bad as it seems, but it’s the paralyzing F.E.A.R. that difficult circumstances in life continually produce in our minds that cause us to go to pieces when faced with extreme adversities,” said a spokesperson for Carr’s book at Amazon.com. “The mental, emotional, and spiritual effects can be catastrophic or sometimes even fatal. This book was designed to help the millions of people worldwide that are currently going through something very difficult in life such as physical health issues, mental illness, financial problems, anxiety, addiction, heartbreak, failed relationships, parenting obstacles, death of a loved one, self-esteem troubles, spiritual warfare, mental and emotional trauma, and much more.”

HUBBY KNOWS BEST — During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Brittney Carr credited, Darius Carr, her beloved companion for having fueled her desire to compose a book that figures to help advance the kingdom — much sooner than later.

For Carr, a Houston-based author, she said that while the writing process of her book wasn’t merely a lengthy one — “Maybe a couple of days, but the editing took a little longer and the procrastination of not knowing if I wanted to let people know my business,” she acknowledged — she certainly didn’t want to be ashamed of the turbulent developments she disclosed.

Still, because she was thoroughly convinced that God had strategically placed her on assignment to compose her book, she knew full well she had to tell of her story to the masses.

THEY’RE DEPENDING ON HER — To no avail, God — as only He could — didn’t allow Carr to cross paths with a premature death, in large part because, well, the purpose for which He created her wasn’t fulfilled.

And so it came to pass, Carr’s assortment of emotional and life-alter testimonies, all of which had come wrapped up in a rather pivotal message, one that reminds us, among other things, that fear is false evidence appearing real, she often says without hesitation.

“Alot of people are paralyzed by fear and they are unable to live life,” Carr said. “I was one of those people. I wasn’t afraid to die, but I was afraid to live. I hated this world and everything in it. And I was ready to go home (to heaven).”

PURCHASE BRITTNEY CARR’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/F-R-False-Evidence-Appearing/dp/1795824484/

To no avail, God — as only He could — didn’t allow Carr to cross paths with a premature death, in large part because, well, the purpose for which He created her wasn’t merely fulfilled.

That, as a result, meant she had to tough it out, thus press and navigate her way through the slew of unfavorable circumstances that arose in her young life to challenge her faith.

“Through the goodness of God, I made it through,” Carr said. “And I want to let people know that they may be in the darkest place of their lives right now, but if they just continue to trust God and pray and cry out to Him that they can get out. God is a Present Help and He is always listening and guiding His children.”


HAVE NO FEAR 

TRUSTING THE PROCESS — For Carr, a Houston-based author, she said that while the writing process of her book wasn’t merely a lengthy one — “Maybe a couple of days, but the editing took a little longer and the procrastination of not knowing if I wanted to let people know my business,” she acknowledged — she certainly didn’t want to be ashamed of the turbulent developments she disclosed.

As expected, the feedback since the release of Carr’s book has been favorable.

“I have gained very positive feedback,” said Carr, adding that a two more books are on the horizon. “People have been writing me, telling me how my testimonies have inspired them in many ways.”

Much to her delight, Carr has her husband to thank for helping steer her to her divine purpose.

“My life is a testimony that I was ashamed of, but not anymore,” Carr said. “I realized I’m not the only one with life issues, and if we just tell our testimonies and not be afraid, we can all help one another get through life until we go home.”

As far as this amazing author is concerned, that literally goes without saying.


For more information about Houston-area Author Brittney Carr, to order her book, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/brittney.sonnier.9. Also, send email to: Brittneycarr07@hotmail.com.


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Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards to take place February 14-17 from Houston

 


And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23 KJV)


DALLAS — Gospel artists around the country will be afforded the golden opportunity to acquire the exposure they so desperately seek during the upcoming Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards.

A three-day event that will take place February 14-17 at Houston’s  Marriott Hotel Hobby Airport — located at 9100 Gulf Freeway — the TGMEA will is annual event that is centered largely on providing a platform for new gospel artists, most notably those who aspire to move up the ranks of the music industry, a spokesperson told Making Headline News this week.


IT’S ALL ABOUT KING JESUS 

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — Gospel artists around the country will be afforded the golden opportunity to acquire the exposure they so desperately seek during the upcoming Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards.

In addition to an event that has been in existence for a little more than two decades, artists and aspiring artists will have the chance to grasp a thorough overview of what  TGMEA organizers have labeled the “vehicle of education and networking opportunities.”

“These efforts have assisted in the springboard of many of gospel artists in the past, providing a face-to-face experience with other artists, promoters, producers, and media (personalities),” said a spokesperson for the TGMEA.


MORE ON THE TGMEA: https://www.facebook.com/events/2177642512456944/

Powered by the Excellence Awards nonprofit organization, the theme that organizers have adopted during the 2019 TGMEA is: Focusing On The Total Person: Mind, Body, And Soul,” a featured slogan that is accompanied by the familiar Biblical passage that is 1 Thessalonians 5:23.

As usual, the TGMEA is being organized by a host of individuals, most notably its Co-Founders, Pastor Larry Davies and his wife, First Lady Sharon Davies.

The TGMEA is available to gospel artists nationwide, event organizers emphasized.

“Attending this event will afford the new artists some exposure and knowledge of how the industry operates, what it takes to become successful, and to learn the language of the industry,” said a spokesperson for the TGMEA. “Due to the fact that in this new age of gospel music, the changes in the industry are ever so changing. But if any new artists are determined that this is the way they want to go, attending this event will be a help.

“Including awarding these artists for their creativity and hard work in gospel ministry as an independent artist, we have a chance to exhibit our appreciation via the gospel community.”

Interestingly, organizers said artists in attendance will have an opportunity to have their music projects serviced by what is known as its “servicing area,” during which they will pass their respective projects to various radio stations and media personnel on hand for the TGMEA.


“Of course, if the up-and-coming artists perform on any of the events scheduled during the event, (they will be afforded the opportunity) to be heard and identified amongst their constituents and other media affiliates,” said a spokesperson for the TGMEA.


And, just like in years’ past, the TGMEA will include its customary Morning Glory worship to commence each day of the three-day event, as well as a Gospel Music Industry Educational Workshop, Praise and Worship Workshop, Praise Dance Workshop, and a Women of Excellence Forum and Book Release (brunch tickets are $35.00).


GOD’S LEADING LADY 

Also, there will be a Preachers and Ministers Forum, and Ambassadors Annual Meeting, a Valentine’s Day Late Night Soiree (which is $35.00 per couple), a Late Night New Artist Showcase, and the TGMEA finale that is known as CHOIRMANIA.

“We encourage everyone to come witness the various ministries and anointed talents of our delegates,” said a spokesperson for the TGMEA.


For more information about the Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards that will take place February 14-17 in Houston, call Pastor Larry Davies at 281.935.3573, or send email to: larrydavies48@gmail.com or tgmeahouston@gmail.com. Also, connect with the TGMEA via online at: www.tgmeahouston.strikingly.com, and view the various advertisements via Google, Yahoo, Instagram, and Tumbler.


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Houston’s Soular Sounds and GVO Band to host a festive New Year’s Eve Party downtown

Things are about to be lit for Houston’s renowned Soular Sounds on the final day of this calendar year.

That’s because this progressive and thriving group has deemed it essential to go to great lengths to bring talented artists together during what is expected to be a rather festive occasion as it host the New Year’s Dream Live Show & Party.


GETTIN’ LIT IN H-TOWN

In bidding farewell to 2018 and raising the curtain on 2019, the GVO Band, in conjunction with IAG Productions, will descend upon Houston’s historic downtown district, during which they will pay homage to the much-anticipated launch of Soular Sounds LLC, a globally-acclaimed multimedia and artist management company.

Powered by the GVO Band, Soular Sounds LLC, and IAG Productions, the New Year’s Dream Live Show & Party will take place on December 31 at The Isles Eatery & Rhum Bar, located at 1515 Pease Street in downtown Houston.

According to organizers for this event, doors will open at 6 p.m. CST and the prelude to the party will begin at approximately 7.


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The official New Year’s Dream Live Show & Party — the featured event — is scheduled to commence at 9.

“The GVO Band and IAG Productions are helping us celebrate as we toast to future endeavors, more events, and more performance opportunities for the talented community of independent artists in Houston, Texas that 2019 will bring,” a GVO Band spokesperson told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “The purpose of New Year’s Dream is to bring talented artists together to throw a party.”

TEXAS-SIZED PARTY — Things are about to be lit for Houston’s renowned GVO Band on the final day of this calendar year. That’s because this progressive and thriving group has deemed it essential to go to great lengths to bring talented artists together during what is expected to be a rather festive occasion as it host the New Year’s Dream Live Show & Party.

A company that specializes in offering multimedia and/or production services to its clientele, Soular Sounds is widely known for strategically providing a credible platform for independent artists to share of their talents, most notably through what company organizers describe as mutual support.

Besides the GVO Band, the New Year’s Dream Live Show & Party will be highlighted by what organizers have dubbed the “Headliners,” featuring Coco Sullivan, Gbowale, Travis M. Dende, Eimaral Sol.


PARTYING WITH A PURPOSE 

HERE’S THE 411 — “The GVO Band and IAG Productions are helping us celebrate as we toast to future endeavors, more events, and more performance opportunities for the talented community of independent artists in Houston, Texas that 2019 will bring,” a GVO Band spokesperson told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “The purpose of New Year’s Dream is to bring talented artists together to throw a party.”

The lineup of music guests will include Nikia Jnae, Caleb Da Great, Mallory, Messa Montana, SOL, and Chrystal Lashae, among others.

Also, attendees to this event will witness DJ Koala Khool on stage, a live band and disc jockey, as well as the annual citywide countdown to the New Year.


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BRINGING ABOUT UNITY — A company that specializes in offering multimedia and/or production services to its clientele, Soular Sounds is widely known for strategically providing a credible platform for independent artists to share of their talents, most notably through what company organizers describe as mutual support.

Complimentary champagne will be provided along with entertainment by Hookah and a live painting.

An extended happy hour ends at 9 p.m., an organizer for the New Year’s Dream Live Show & Party said.


For more information about the New Year’s Dream Live Show & Party, call event CEO Travis Madison at 832.816.2937 or send email to: Soular8Sounds@gmail.com. Also, connect with event’s sponsors on Instagram in 2019 and beyond at:

@SoularSounds

@JLewDaKeys

@TheDreBeats

@Good_Vibes_Only_Band

@IAG_productions

@TheIslesEateryAndRhumBar


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Allen Dave Funeral Homes & Crematorium amongst Texas’ finest amid Jackson Family Massacre in 2015

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES MR. AND MRS. ALLEN L. DAVE


EDITOR’S NOTE: This the first of a two-part Making Headline News series about Houston-area entrepreneur Allen L. Dave, Jr. 


DALLAS — Allen L. Dave, Jr. fielded the question as if he expected it.

“(That was a) proud moment in our company history to be positioned to help,” Dave, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining in great detail the devastating and disheartening events amid the Jackson Family Massacre that transpired in Houston in August 2015.

On August 8 of that year, then-48-year-old David Ray Conley allegedly broke into his former home and held hostage Valerie and Dewayne Jackson, along with six children, including his own 13-year-old son.

HEARTS OF GOLD — For Dave, 56, that he and his family deemed it essential to offer valiant support for the Jackson family during a horrific and terrifying tragedy that attracted an international media presence and was aired on more than 35 news stations nationwide has been dubbed arguably one of the favorable highlights for a progressive, thriving entrepreneur, whose presence in the death care industry spans more than 15 years. Pictured with Dave is his wife, Micca. 

Over the course of nine hours, Conley reportedly shot and killed the entire family. He then engaged in a shootout with responding police before surrendering.

A week and a half or so later, eight white caskets were erected in front of the altar inside the 2,500-seat sanctuary at Houston’s Fallbrook Church, a commendable yet emotionally-driven deed that was spearheaded by Dave and his wife, Micca, who stepped up and donated $35,000 to provide professional funeral and burial services to the Jackson family.

“We developed a new company policy to never turn a family away and give them every option available,” Allen Dave told MHN. “Every Family, Every Option, Every Time.”


CONNECT WITH ALLEN DAVE: http://www.allendave.com/

DOING THINGS IN EXCELLENCE — The President and owner of Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation Tribute Centers, Dave is widely regarded as a National Board Certified Funeral Director and Cremation Specialist.

For Dave, 56, that he and his family deemed it essential to offer valiant support for the Jackson family during a horrific and terrifying tragedy that attracted an international media presence and was aired on more than 35 news stations nationwide has been dubbed arguably one of the favorable highlights for a progressive, thriving entrepreneur, whose presence in the death care industry spans more than 15 years.

The president and owner of Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation Tribute Centers, Dave is widely regarded as a National Board Certified Funeral Director and Cremation Specialist.

WAVES OF LOVE AND KINDNESS — “We developed a new company policy to never turn a family away and give them every option available,” Allen Dave told MHN. “Every Family, Every Option, Every Time.”

Interestingly, Dave in 2010 established Death Care Management & Financial Group, LLC, which subsequently had given way to his being allowed to manage funeral homes in Texas.

Having retired from the Houston Chronicle Publishing Company after a 28-year stint in the circulation and distribution department, Dave is Southeast Texas’ only black owner and operator of crematorium services. 

Owner of four funeral homes, one cemetery, and a crematorium, Dave currently manages six other funeral homes and a second crematorium in Texas and Louisiana. Interestingly, Allen Dave Funeral Homes and Cremation’s mission includes, among other things, providing what company officials describes as “paramount services to the families we serve with dignity, honor, and trust.”

A RELATED STORY: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2015/08/17/120788/funeral-service-held-for-houston-area-family-of-eight-killed-in-domestic-tragedy/

THE PROVERBS 2:3 FACTOR — While the Jackson Massacre undoubtedly was a painful encounter for those affected by the tragedies, Dave doesn’t shy away from the notion that his company went to great lengths to meet a massive and dire need — with God, its Helper, leading the way.

“As a leader in the death industry, we enhance the experience of laying a loved one to rest through a personalized and caring process of education and full disclosure,” said a spokesperson for Allen Dave Funeral Homes and Cremation in a detailed synopsis of the company at http://www.allendave.com. “We are keenly aware of the financial impact death has on a family and will maintain systems and services that minimize cost while maximizing the experience.

“We are committed to the communities we serve through charitable endeavors and educational programs. We will maintain a reputation of quality and trust that will allow us to be the company of choice for insurance, burial, and cremation services. We shall continue rolling out our benchmark red carpet and white gloves services which are second to none.”


CONNECT WITH ALLEN DAVE: http://www.allendave.com/

ALL-PRO TEAM — Owner of four funeral homes, one cemetery, and a crematorium, Dave currently manages six other funeral homes and a second crematorium in Texas and Louisiana. Interestingly, Allen Dave Funeral Homes and Cremation’s mission includes, among other things, providing what company officials describes as “paramount services to the families we serve with dignity, honor, and trust.”

While the Jackson Massacre undoubtedly was a painful encounter for those affected by the tragedies, Dave doesn’t shy away from the notion that his company went to great lengths to meet a massive and dire need — with God, its Helper, leading the way.

“My greatest contribution was to take care of the funerals of eight (individuals) killed in Houston,” Dave said.

Fielding the question as if he expected it.


For more information about Houston-based entrepreneur Allen Dave of Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation, call (713) 480-2966 or 713-634-2707, or log on to: http://www.allendave.com. Also, join the mailing list by writing to:  Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation Tribute Centers at 2103 Cypress Landing Drive, Houston, Texas 77090, or by sending email to: allendaveusa@yahoo.com.


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Texas entrepreneur Derrell Noris creates a credible app for Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES DERRELL NORIS


Another notable milestone, another step in the right direction for Texas businessman Derrell Noris.

The Co-Founder of Fresh Tech Solutionz, a Houston-based company that Noris witness go into full operations in December 2016 along with fellow businessman Bardiya Shadmehr, Noris announced that his venture has formed a rather intriguing partnership with the historic Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce.

According Noris, a former Corporate America professional, Fresh Tech Solutionz on August 13 assembled what is known as the ‘GHBC Mobile App,’ a development that had ultimately given way to the app being officially published at the beginning of October.

TEXAS SIZE DEVELOPMENTAccording Houston businessman Derrell Noris, a former Corporate America professional, Fresh Tech Solutionz on August 13 assembled what is known as the ‘GHBC Mobile App,’ a development that had ultimately given way to the app being officially published at the beginning of October.
“We would love to create similar mobile apps for other Chambers of Commerce around the world,” Noris told Making Headline News this week, adding that consumers can now download the ‘GHBC Mobile App’ from their Apple App store or at Google Playstore. Amongst the reasons Noris’ partnership with GHBC is especially vital is that GHBC officials requested that the mobile app be assembled so that it could be available for Apple and Android, a trend that will allow users to join the chamber, view the GHBC’s up-to-date events, search the GHBC business directory, view current job openings, connect with GHBC social media pages, view business opportunities, and even donate to the GHBC.

MORE ON FRESH TECH SOLUTIONZ:  www.freshtechsolutionz.com

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Formed in September 1935, several prominent community leaders organized the Houston Negro Chamber of Commerce (or HNCC at the time) to empower and promote African-American businesses in the city. By and large, they focused on encouraging business within the African-American community. However, in 1964, under the leadership of Mack H. Hannah, Jr., the chamber changed its name to the Houston Citizens Chamber Of Commerce (or HCCC). Interestingly, even as the Chamber membership expanded mightily, it wasn’t until 2013 that the chamber rebranded its look, thus naming its institution the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (or GHBC).
Formed in September 1935, several prominent community leaders organized the Houston Negro Chamber of Commerce (or HNCC at the time) to empower and promote African-American businesses in the city. By and large, they focused on encouraging business within the African-American community. However, in 1964, under the leadership of Mack H. Hannah, Jr., the chamber changed its name to the Houston Citizens Chamber Of Commerce (or HCCC).

CONNECT WITH THE GHBC: https://ghbcc.com/

Interestingly, even as the Chamber membership expanded mightily, it wasn’t until 2013 that the chamber rebranded its look, thus naming its institution the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (or GHBC). As for the newly-established GHBC app, Noris and his team are confident that it will benefit this organization for years to come. “This will be a better way to connect to members,” Noris explained. “They will be able to send push notifications instead of sending emails to notify users of important announcements and upcoming events.”
CHECK THIS OUT —“The app will also make black businesses, job openings, and business opportunities more accessible and easier to locate,” Noris said. “The app can also be used to showcase major events like the Pinnacle Awards. There is a section added in to highlight pictures and business links for all of the finalists for these prestigious awards being given out at the ceremony.”
Wait. There are a few other added perks and features offered through the GHBC Mobile App, Noris acknowledged. “The app will also make black businesses, job openings, and business opportunities more accessible and easier to locate,” Noris said. “The app can also be used to showcase major events like the Pinnacle Awards. There is a section added in to highlight pictures and business links for all of the finalists for these prestigious awards being given out at the ceremony.”
SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — As for the newly-established GHBC app, Noris and his team are confident that it will benefit this organization for years to come.
Located at 1301 Fannin Street, Suite 2440 in the greater Houston Metroplex, Fresh Tech Solutionz is widely known for developing affordable mobile apps and websites for businesses as a unique way to enable companies mobilize business processes and, most importantly, increase customer engagement. “I created Fresh Tech Solutionz, because I was doing mobile development in Corporate America and figured that I could do this for myself,” Noris said during a March 2016 interview with Making Headline News. That he has managed once again to prove to be nothing short of impressive through his venture has benefited him mightily. Talk about doing things big in Texas.

“I have been a proud member of the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce since January 2018, but have been attending their events since I started Fresh Tech Solutionz 2 years ago. The events that the GHBC have are phenomenal and really showcase the excellence and necessity of black business in Houston, and I’m blessed to be a part of that.” — Houston businessman Derrell Noris 


Another notable milestone, another step in the right direction for this accomplished Texas businessman.

For more information about Houston Businessman Derell Noris and Fresh Tech Solutionz, call 713.893.8125, or connect with Noris via social media at: Facebook: www.facebook.com/freshtechsolutionz; Instagram: www.instagram.com/freshtechsolutionz. Also, he can be reached via email at: apps@freshtechsolutionz.com.


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Tavia Solari’s Motivating Muscles venture is a massage therapy fixture in Houston, surrounding areas

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES TAVIA SHANKS-SOLARI


To her credit, Tavia Shanks-Solari has been actively engaged in the ever-so-competitive massage therapy industry for nearly a decade.

Arguably the No. 1 reason this fitness and nutrition motivator has enjoyed sustained success: Efficient and excellent customer service, something by which this accomplished Houston-area entrepreneur has put on display since the inception of her business venture.

HARVEST SEASON — A native of nearby Booth, Texas, Tavia Shanks-Solari, 47, is owner and chief executive officer of Motivating Muscles, a well-established and credible health and wellness spa that specializes mostly in massage therapy.

“I have loved on my clients through massage for over nine years, because it is my number one priority,” Solari told Making Headline News during an interview this week. “I don’t just use massage as a platform, I also incorporate fitness and healthy eating, which I have fallen in love with, because it encompasses a well-rounded lifestyle mind, body, and spirit.”

A native of nearby Booth, Texas, Solari, 47, is owner and chief executive officer of Motivating Muscles, a well-established and credible health and wellness spa that specializes mostly in massage therapy.

Having acknowledged that she finds pleasure in motivating and inspiring people to be what she deemed as their “best them” particularly by way of their overall health, Solari admittedly battled low self-esteem for years, a trend that had greatly fueled her desire to delve off into massage therapy.


“My personal mission is motivating, energizing, and recreating a better you.” — Tavia Shanks-Solari


That, as a result, is when she essentially discovered ways to possess and savor a carefree lifestyle, accompanied by physical health.

“The competitive drive in life propelled me, because I was person who suffered from low self-esteem, not knowing my worth as a young girl, even when my mother continued encouragement and love,” Solari explained. “I had to work through some things and learned to love myself first…to be able to transfer that love and embrace others.”

GLOBAL FLAVOR — Interestingly, while Solari’s Motivating Muscles accommodates individuals ranging in ages 15 (with parental consent for minors) to 70, she’s been afforded the golden opportunity to put her immeasurable skills on display in such places as Cabo St. Lucas, Cancun, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and San Diego, among other establishments.

Once she had grasped a thorough concept of what it means to embrace self-love, such an upward trend had essentially given way to Solari adopting a heart for people, something that is especially key in entrepreneurship.

Along with being the face of Motivating Muscles, Solari is a notable motivational speaker who serves as chief operating officer for Girl Chat Alumni, an area nonprofit organization that was founded by fellow Houston businesswoman Shelia Henry.

ENCAMPED BY ANGELS — Having acknowledged that she finds pleasure in motivating and inspiring people to be what she deemed as their “best them” particularly by way of their overall health, Solari admittedly battled low self-esteem for years, a trend that had greatly fueled her desire to delve off into massage therapy.

Interestingly, while Solari’s Motivating Muscles accommodates individuals ranging in ages 15 (with parental consent for minors) to 70, she’s been afforded the golden opportunity to put her immeasurable skills on display in such places as Cabo St. Lucas, Cancun, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and San Diego, among other establishments.

“My personal mission is motivating, energizing, and recreating a better you,” said Solari, whose educational achievements include having earned as an Associate’s in Applied Science Degree in Business Management, as well as a Massage Therapy License from Memorial Hermann Wellness Center.

A graduate of Houston’s James Madison High School, Solari has gone to great lengths in recent years to enhance her entrepreneurship repertoire.

For starters, she announced that a forthcoming book is presently in the works, although such a project is the infancy stages.

“I’m working on my book and the title, which is still be determined, because this is very important,” Solari, adding that Henry, her husband, Troy, the couple’s son, Justin, and a host of family and friends are amongst her grandest supporters.

“My book encompasses my life and challenges that I have faced as a young girl, as well as the woman I am today. It speaks about what keeps me motivated, prayed up, and how I was able to turn temporary setbacks into victorious comebacks. My book will be out next year.”

AGAPE LOVE OF GOD — Once she had grasped a thorough concept of what it means to embrace self-love, such an upward trend had essentially given way to Solari adopting a heart for people, something that is especially key in entrepreneurship.

In the meantime, however, Solari doesn’t away from the notion that while next year figures to bring about more success, 2018 undoubtedly has been a banner year for her, in large part because she has been purposed to help equip and impact lives.

One life at a time.

“It is very imperative that I esteem and inspire others, because I believe that to see the blessings, you must look beyond the things you consider having been a mistake or even a challenge to accept, embrace, and use as a testimony to encourage others,” Solari said.

For more information Houston-area Businesswoman Tavia Shanks-Solari, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Tavia Solari. Also, send email to: movitatingmuscles@yahoo.com.


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.