Month: February 2014

Dottie Laster, Northwest Vista College, Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Comes to College

“Human Trafficking Comes to College” On Tuesday, March 5, 2014 Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, Texas hosts human trafficking expert, Dottie Laster for three class sessions at the Cyprus Campus Center, room 121-122, 3535 N. Ellison Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78251. The sessions will be held at 9:30am, 11:00am, and 2:00pm. The classes are free and open to all students, faculty, and the public. Contact Carlos Lopez by telephone at 210-486-4604 or email clopez19@alamo.edu for details. Human Trafficking is invading our country, and especially our college campuses. Raising awareness and educating the public about the dangers of human trafficking has been a mission for Dottie Laster for over 10 years. Her involvement in the movement led to the rescue and restoration of hundreds of victims from all over the country who would still be living in bondage in the commercial sex industry, labor servitude, and modern day slavery. Laster is the co-founder of the San Antonio, Texas, Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the past Administrator of the Orange County, California, Human Trafficking Task Force …

Free from addiction, AWAREmed, Dr. Dalal Akoury

Free at Last! Successful Addiction Recovery Treatment with Dr. Dalal Akoury

  Addiction and substance abuse creates a completely incompatible, and often dangerous, lifestyle. In order to be completely free from addictions several things need to take place, the most important, engaging to develop positive changes in lifestyle. Generally it’s quite difficult to make the changes necessary in one’s life to complete a turnaround, whether from over eating, lack of exercise, or spiritual grounding. All of these things take a committed decision. Addiction recovery is no different. Based on the nature of the addictive dependency, and the level of the patient’s decision to recover, outpatient detox and recovery treatments are seeing a new level of success, especially in heroin detox. There will always be times when it’s best to be admitted to a hospital or rehab center, especially when serious drug or alcohol addiction have expectations of a period of physical and mental discomfort, and often, pain. However, addicts are often reluctant to live with the stigma of accepting in-patient treatment and there must be alternative options available. Other challenges factor into the equation when deciding to go to …

TRAFFICKED Designs

TRAFFICKED Designs Jewelry Making Workshop Introduces NEW Design

NEW DESIGN in HAMMERED COPPER MAKE ONE, DONATE ONE Monday, February 24 This is a “Make & Donate” class. The cost of the materials for the two bracelets is $15. The students make one bracelet for themselves and donate one to the victims of human trafficking, so that others may have a chance at freedom. We’ve had a great time making some simple chain and leather bracelets, but it’s time to step-it-up into some beginning metal-smithing. We’ll get to bang our hammers for metal forming and texturing, and we’ll get an introduction to patinas and riveting. Please bring a ball ball peen and a medium weight hammer (or raw-hide hammer), and a riveting hammer, q-tips, steelwool, any small pliers that you have, and a steel bench block. All of these items can be purchased locally at Hobby Lobby. Cost of class materials for 2 bracelets, $15.  New Braunfels Art League at 239 W San Antonio St., New Braunfels, Texas on Monday, February 24, from 1-3:30pm. To enroll in the class, please call Lynda Medore at (830) 358-0186. Dottie Laster of Laster Global Consulting and Bernardo Kohler Center heads up …

Mothers Against Gangs, Donna R. Gore, Shattered LIves, ImaginePublicity,

Shattered Lives: Mothers Against Gangs Coalition

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio Mothers Against Gangs (MAG) is a coalition born out of the tragic killing of Martin Alberto Garza in the Imperial Valley of California. Martin didn’t come from a dysfunctional family like those who usually get involved in gangs, Martin wasn’t involved in gangs, but happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and was fatally stabbed by a gang member on January 6, 2013. Our guest for this week’s show, Martin’s mother and founder of Mothers Against Gangs Coalition is Yulil Alonso-Garza.  Yuli’s first appearance on Shattered Lives Radio was mere months after the tragic gang killing of her son. She so lovingly described her son, her family, and the close knit community that has helped her through. Listen to the Podcast Mission The MAG Coalition is a collaboration of caring people, friends, and fellow Wildcat and Imperial Valley friends that came together because of the tragic loss of their Amazing son, brother, friend, classmate, Martin Alberto Garza. It is the coalition’s vision to raise awareness about several causes that were …

Change Already with Jillian, Jillian Maas Backman, ImaginePublicity

Change Already! with Jillian: Guest Robin Smith Explains Reiki and Shamanism

Listen LIVE to Change Already! with Jillian Reiki and Shamanism Explained with guest Robin Smith As described in Jillian’s book, Beyond the Pews: Breaking with Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown, there is a movement towards combining the spiritual aspects of east and west, ancient and new, and the pursuit of inner wellness. Readers of the book, which is not necessarily a how to or self-help book, are given specific lessons on how to best use their personal intuitive messages to discover the intentions of the soul, while respecting and connecting with their traditional religious teachings. Be sure to listen the entire  “Spiritual Trends” Series. Each week Jillian will present information from those considered experts in their field to give listeners a better understanding about topics that are at times mystical, non secular, yet perhaps divine. For those in a spiritual quest, this series promises to be an enlightening journey. Robin Smith, Reiki and Shamanism Explained Jillian’s guest, Robin Smith, states that she has always been sensitive to “energy,” but wasn’t effectively working with it until …