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Journey to Sacramento Fashion Week

The countdown to Sacramento Fashion Week (SacFW) begins. My 16-year-old daughter, Tyra Simone, will be walking the runway modeling designs by Samantha Wall-Laidler and Designer Zenzele Nuru. Partnered with Stylist, MarioB, they are preparing a runway experience to remember.

Today’s Rehearsal

The rehearsal leading up to the show is all about being fitted and styled in flattering custom outfits, practicing model walk and poses to the music, as well as going over the show lineup from beginning to end.Rehearsal was held in room facility on the beautiful campus of California State University Sacramento (Sac State). Being that I completed the last three semesters of my undergraduate studies on this campus, I always look forward to coming back to see the beautiful enhancements.
Sac State Campus

Week of SacFW

While my daughter is walking (modeling) in Saturday’s show, there are various makeup, beauty, modeling workshops being held later in the week for all those interested.Welp, there will be more details after the show, but just wanted to share some behind the scenes leading up to this weekend.

SacFW Event Details

“Fashion in the City”February 21 & 22, 20208pm to 10:30pLocated at The Rink Studios in SacramentoCheck the EventBrite link for more details.Let the countdown begin. We are looking forward to this weekend’s show and can hardly wait for everyone to see the designs Zenzele selected for Tyra and her bestie Tejah.It’s not easy getting Tyra to and from casting calls, rehearsals, fittings and shows throughout Northern California and beyond, but she loves it so that’s what matters. A mommy’s working never done.Click HERE if you missed the Throwback video.Will you be at the show?
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Top 10 Digital Marketing Tips

Small businesses should keep in mind the importance of digital marketing to their businesses.

Check out 10 digital marketing tips that help with branding and customer communication with a cost-effective budget.

✅ Utilize Ads Manager to manage your Instagram & Facebook ads


✅ Make social media profiles stand out


✅ Create auto-responders to your email subscribers


✅ Create interesting blog content


✅ Consider Google Ads for your Small Business


✅ Research competitors and differentiate yourself


✅ Improve your local SEO


✅ Develop Email Marketing


✅ Get your website basics right


✅ Improve Google My Business listing and customer reviews

Resources- Hallam & Digital Marketing Institute

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TONIGHT (8/27/19): First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom Hosts #EqualPayCA Panel with Project Runway Judge and Former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth & Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber 

Excerpt from Governor Press Office Media Release

“First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom Hosts #EqualPayCA Panel with Project Runway Judge and Former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth & Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber” 

“The panel follows a workshop for college women to ensure that they are getting paid fairly at every step of their careers.”
 
SACRAMENTO – First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will lead a discussion on equal pay and gender equality in the workforce hosted by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus TONIGHT (8/27/19), joining New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue Elaine Welteroth and Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Black Caucus and Vice Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
 
The event will also feature a “Know Your Rights Workshop” from Equal Rights Advocates, and the launch of #EqualPayCA: College Edition resources designed to help college students across California achieve pay equity at every step of their careers. A typical woman loses hundreds of thousands of dollars over her lifetime to the wage gap, but one study showed that negotiating a pay bump in your first job can increase lifetime earnings by over one million dollars.
 
When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00pm [6:30p per event flyer]
Where: California State University, Sacramento, University Library, Carlsen Center, Room 1520, 6000 J St Sacramento, CA 95819 
Who: First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, award-winning journalist and author Elaine Welteroth, and Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber.

For the full media release, CLICK HERE

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Redefining You Therapy and STRIVE Community Health #PsychoTherapyMatters

Lord knows I’m not an expert at everything. However, I am passionate about connecting people to those who are experts in their field. There is going to come a time where I am financially able to pay off someone’s debt or pay for housing and tangible goods for working families. In the meantime, it does not cost me anything to post resources that can SAVE LIVES and/or help someone weather the storms of life a bit better. The reality is, when I am abundantly blessed in my finances to help people with tangible goods, I know I will continue to connect people and resources.

Did you hear that I was recently a contributing author for Journalist/Editor Genoa Barrow’s Daddy Issues book anthology?

 

REDEFINING YOU THERAPY

One of the two amazing professionals who wrote the anthology’s foreword, Ola Adams-Best, LCSW owns Redefining You Therapy.

For Genoa to have Ola add her professional psychotherapist & certified trauma specialist expertise as the foreword WAS BRILLIANT.

To learn more about the psychotherapy services offered by Ms. Ola Adams-Best, LCSW & her husband Peter W. Best, MSWI, check out redefiningyoutherapy.com

 

What is Psychotherapy? (According to Psychiatry.org)


Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.

Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety.

There are several different types of psychotherapy and some types may work better with certain problems or issues. Psychotherapy may be used in combination with medication or other therapies.

Therapy Sessions

Therapy may be conducted in an individual, family, couple, or group setting, and can help both children and adults. Sessions are typically held once a week for about 30 to 50. Both patient and therapist need to be actively involved in psychotherapy. The trust and relationship between a person and his/her therapist are essential to working together effectively and benefiting from psychotherapy.


Psychotherapy can be short-term (a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months or years), dealing with longstanding and complex issues. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by the patient and therapist.

 

STRIVE COMMUNITY HEALTH

If you are in Sacramento, CA or the surrounding areas then you’ve heard of the one and only Dr. Arrickia McNeil at STRIVE Community Health. On the STRIVE Community Health website (strivesac.org) you will learn more about how their experience enables them to offer “effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care.” They treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples.”

At STRIVE, their team’s treatment focus specializes in providing counseling services to adolescents and families. Their focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. They achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.”

BOOK your sessions with Dr. Arrickia McNeil and her team today at strivesac.org

Does Psychotherapy Work?

Research shows that most people who receive psychotherapy experience symptom relief and are better able to function in their lives. About 75 percent of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit from it. Psychotherapy has been shown to improve emotions and behaviors and to be linked with positive changes in the brain and body. The benefits also include fewer sick days, less disability, fewer medical problems, and increased work satisfaction.

Redefining You Therapy and STRIVE Community Health are both located in Sacramento, CA .

For psychotherapy services near you, check with your local health provider or your job’s Employee Assistance Program.

 

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!!

GET STARTED ASAP for you and your family. Let’s be intentional about connecting our young people to the RIGHT resources SOONER THAN LATER.

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Nothing Like a Sprinkle of Inspiration

Happy Monday!

Don’t quit your day dreams! Let me say that ONE MORE TIME for those who didn’t hear me in the back of the room. DO NOT QUIT your day dreams and Don’t Settle for less.

The RIGHT people will notice you and appreciate your talents, skills, and abilities at the RIGHT time. #DueSeason #CareerInspiration

Now that we remember what NOT to do, let’s discuss what we NEED to do:

* Dream Big & Bigger

* Take Career Risks

* Mentor & Help Others

* Inspire Others

* Each one, Teach One

* Take one step at a time to avoid feeling so overwhelmed

* Remember that it’s never too late to start fresh

Like my LinkedIN connection Brigette Hyacinth says, “Nothing can replace the human touch.” So, while you are waiting to be promoted, developing personally and professionally, etc., Please remember to CONNECT with others. #humantouch

Speaking of CONNECT, Are we “connected” on social media? Let’s get connected.

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Did you hear about the scholarship opportunities?

To learn more about these exciting scholarships, CLICK HERE .

 

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NEW CLASS ALERT – Digital Marketing Training Course – August 1, 2019 @ 2:30pm

This THREE-hour instructor-led training course is designed to increase awareness about digital marketing and social media trends to help you understand the fundamentals of Digital Marketing.

This Digital Marketing training course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Digital Marketing
  • Types of Digital Marketing & Social Media Platforms
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Practical Digital Marketing Strategies
  • Social Media Marketing & Advertising
  • Social Media Optimization (SMO)
  • Marketing Analytics

Who should attend:

  • Marketing Professionals

  • Sales and Promotion Professionals

  • Business Owners

  • Students

  • Digital Marketing Professionals

  • Freelancers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Church/Non-profit social media staff

  • Homemakers

***SEATS ARE LIMITED TO 15-20 STUDENTS***

What to bring to the training course:

  • Laptop/Tablet (optional)

  • An open mind and business cards for networking purposes

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of computers and internet browsing

TRAINING COURSE FEE

  • $97 (includes 3-hour instructor-led training and course materials.

REFUND POLICY

  • All sales and purchases of tickets are final. There are no refunds.

  • If a class is rescheduled/canceled by the organizer, students who made their payment and registered for the class will be offered a credit towards any future course.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Email: info@biancalatrice.com

EVENT INFORMATION:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2019

2:30 PM TO 5:30 PM

EVENT BY DESTINY INSPIRED CONSULTING

Course taught by Digital Marketing Expert & Trainer – Bianca “LaTrice” Calloway. She is the founder and lead strategist of Destiny Inspired Consulting who has a passion to inspire and empower individuals to take their social media game to the NEXT LEVEL.

 

    REGISTER HERE

 

 

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Are You Ready For The Birthday Charity Give Back??? **EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT**

HOW MY BRIGHT IDEA TURNED INTO A BIRTHDAY CHARITY EVENT

I am only SIX days away from my 43rd birthday coming up on July 15th. Hooray!!!! So, while I was at work earlier today, I started thinking about creative ways I could celebrate my birthday? I knew I wanted to do something that would make me feel good and help someone at the same time. IN THAT MOMENT, I picked up the phone and called an organization that I became aware of many years ago – Sacramento Crisis Nursery. To date, I have yet to volunteer, but in the meantime, I wanted to do something that would benefit the babies and children who benefit from the nursery’s emergency services.

A BIT ABOUT SACRAMENTO CRISIS NURSERY

According to their website, the Sacramento Children’s Home operates Sacramento’s only Crisis Nursery Program. [Their] mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing support to families at times of crisis. The Sacramento Crisis Nursery Program is a family-strengthening program where parents can bring their children, ages 0-5 for emergency child care or overnight care during stressful or difficult times.

Voluntary, confidential and free

  • Care provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Children are cared for in a safe, loving and homelike environment
  • Age-appropriate play and learning activities
  • Crisis Intervention services and case management support for the family
  • Two locations: South Sacramento & North Sacramento
  • Care provided to children newborn to five (ages 0-5)

[They] are here if [individuals] need help caring for [their] children for any reason.

  • A sudden illness or accident
  • Feelings of desperation or helplessness
  • Emotional distress or frustration
  • Domestic violence
  • Homelessness
  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • A medical or mental health situation
  • Employment or housing situation

Children may stay at the Nurseries for up to 30 days.

Each child has his or her own bed and is provided with all the essentials while they are staying at the Nursery, including clothing and shoes, diapers and formula. Nutritious homemade meals and snacks are served family style. Scheduled age-appropriate learning activities, playtime, mealtimes, and bedtime assist in stabilizing the child’s daily experience. The ultimate goal of [the] program is to keep families together and reduce the number of young children that enter into the foster care system.

The Crisis Nursery Program provides FREE emergency childcare for children age 0-5, as well as case management services for families during a crisis.

 

ABOUT BIANCA LATRICE’s BIRTHDAY CHARITY GIVEBACK

I’ve decided to turn my birthday into a good deed. So, I’m asking friends, family, social media pals, and more to JOIN me in giving back for something so special in the form of charity. Please join me in donating tangible IMMEDIATE NEED items to benefit the Sacramento Crisis Nursery. “One Good Thing Can Change EVERYTHING.” 

Once I got the BRIGHT IDEA to celebrate and give back to a charity. I had to think of the best way to collect your donated items (I will list the organization’s immediate need list below).

So, if you would like to participate in my birthday give back and contribute donations,

please stop by

1820 Tribute Road, Suite L, Sacramento, CA 95608 on

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

5 pm to 7 pm

IMMEDIATE NEED DONATION WISH LIST

“The Sacramento Children’s Home relies on support from generous and talented community members. Your donation of goods or services will directly benefit children and families in need.”

Immediate needs for the following items: 

Note: All items must be NEW, except for gently used clothing for children age 0-5 in our Crisis Nurseries

(or where noted).

  • Water shoes (sizes for boys ages 5 and up, and adult sizes)
  • Hygiene products (men’s 3-1, body wash, shampoo, stick deodorant, foot powder)
  • High chairs, potty chairs, and strollers
  • Grocery bags (reusable)
  • Art supplies (glitter, paints, and paint brushes)
  • Bottled water
  • Duffle bags (black or green)
  • Children’s toothbrushes (ages 2-5)
  • Lice kits, lead kits, and baby proofing items
  • Educational toys for preschoolers and toddlers to develop fine and gross motor activities, such as puzzles and large building blocks
  • Diapers (all sizes), diaper bags
  • Scented diaper waste bags and diaper changing pads (washable)
  • Baby wipes
  • Pain relievers (Children’s Tylenol, Children’s Advil or Motrin, Acetaminophen 325mg, Ibuprofen 200mg)
  • Medical supplies (body temperature thermometers, cough drops, hot/cold ice packs, Pedialyte popsicles, Pedialyte drinks, Gatorade)
  • Medical gloves, latex-free (small, medium, and large)
  • Hypoallergenic body wash/soap (such as Dove or Aveeno)
  • Tissues
  • Cream of Nature Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Mattress protectors (twin size, vinyl/waterproof)
  • Bike helmets (boys ages 6-10)
  • Men’s sweats [no solid red or blue] (sizes small-XL), no-show ankle socks, crew socks, shoes (sizes 6-12)
  • Clothing (boys and girls; newborn, toddler 2T-5T, and children’s sizes 10-16)
  • Underwear (boys and girls sizes 3T-5T, boys 8-16)
  • New books ages K-12
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Sunscreen (children’s sensitive skin), bug spray (children’s), reusable hot and cold packs

Ongoing Needs

Children in our programs are always in need of the basic necessities we so often take for granted. Your donation of clothes, hygiene products, food, diapers, medical supplies, art supplies, and other much-needed items from the Sacramento Crisis Nursery Wish List go directly to help a child in need throughout the year. Please note, we can only accept new items, except for gently used clothing for children age 0-5 in our Crisis Nurseries.

NEED TAX ID INFORMATION?

Did I mention I’ve never done this type of major charitable opportunity event that gave community members the opportunity to GET INVOLVED? So, I don’t know what some of you may need or desire to participate. So, just to cover all basis, if you need the TAX ID Numbers for my business, Destiny Inspired Consulting or the Sacramento Crisis Nursery, please see them noted below.

DESTINY INSPIRED CONSULTING TAX ID #83-2979258

SACRAMENTO CRISIS NURSERY/SACRAMENTO CHILDREN’S HOME TAX ID # 94-1156588

It’s late and my eyes are burning so if I think of anything else, I will post updates here through http://www.biancalatrice.com. To be a charity giveback I thought of earlier today, I think I’m off to a great start if I must say so myself.

 

RANDOM FINAL NOTE

It’s after 1 am and I’m going to be sleepy at work, but I cannot express just how excited I am for the FIRST OF MANY opportunities to GIVE BACK. Thank you for helping me celebrate my birthday by HELPING OTHERS!

GOT QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please submit them through the contact forms on this page or email info@biancalatrice.com with the subject BIRTHDAY CHARITY GIVEBACK 

 

Can you FEEL my birthday excitement???!!!!

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

 

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7 Most Popular Pinterest Categories Topics in 2019

Have you ever created a new Pinterest board and had a difficult time selecting a category/topic for your new board? I do. Normally, I select the obvious like humor, quotes, technology, etc.

So, I did a quick search on Google one day and came across this blog article by, none other than, the blog.HubSpot titled,” The Top 7 Pinterest Categories…”

This writer noted the following:

    7 Most Popular Pinterest Categories

  1. Travel
  2. Health and Wellness
  3. DIY Home Renovation Projects
  4. Women’s Style
  5. Beauty
  6. Food and Drink
  7. Motivational Quotes

So, if you plan to create a new board on Pinterest and need help selecting a category, then consider the top 7 category topics listed above.

Just thought I would share. Now gotta get back to pinning and creating on Pinterest.

category pinterest

Other Tips for Navigating Pinterest

  • Make the most of your Pinterest profile by saying what you do and how you can help someone fix a problem;
  • Utilize specific and brief board titles
  • Pin consistently
  • Create great visuals with Canva
  • Optimize the About section
  • Link your business website to reach new clientele
  • Place titles over images

Be Inspired

Be inspired and start creating personal or business pins.

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Spease Bees Honey – Reishi Ganoderma – Golden Milk

Have you heard of the Spease Bees honey company located in Elk Grove, California? If you haven’t, allow me introduce you. If you are already familiar with this honey company then, it is likely that you’re quite pleased with their products.

I don’t recall when I came across this raw local honey, however, I’m certainly glad I did. I love to frequent the farmers market to purchase local honey. Quite frankly, I think I may have tasted this Spease Bees honey before but this time I have a whole new appreciation for this deliciousness.

My mom, daughters, and I drink a lot of reishi (ganoderma) tea and golden milk. Quick note: Golden milk is “a mix of turmeric and dairy-free milk [almond milk] along with a pinch of [black or cayenne] pepper, cinnamon and [raw honey] maple syrup. It has potent anti-inflammatory benefits and it’s great for autoimmune conditions.” As for the reishi (ganoderma), I was first introduced to the herb back in 2008 when I was an independent distributor for a “healthy coffee” multilevel marketing company; in their coffee and tea products, the herb was infused into their products.

I was excited when my sista girl (Aneatra) located a local Chinese market in Sacramento near the corner of Florin Road and 65th Street, where we this purchase the dried reishi mushroom in bulk to boil for tea.

Below, I will add a couple links to this post with hopes that you will do your own research about the amazing health benefits of both reishi (ganoderma) and golden milk (also known as turmeric milk or “liquid gold”.

Since my household enjoys local raw honey so much, I will definitely be reaching out to Spease Bees sooner than later to purchase a larger jar of honey.

For more about Spease Bees, located in Elk Grove, California, CLICK HERE to check out their website.

Helpful Resources

Check out this informational article from my FAVORITE doctor on YouTube, Dr. John Axe. CLICK HERE

Also, this 2016 article discusses the benefits of golden milk AND golden milk overnight oatmeal. CLICK HERE

Photos courtesy of Spease Bees Honey Company, Running With Spoons, and Dr. John Axe

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