I enjoyed this book a great deal and it would make a wonderful topic for friends to discuss in a casual social setting.
This is a book for everyone, no matter their religion.”

— Maureen Dangarembizi READER'S DIGEST


FREELY; GO to: "thejimarianbible.com". You are about to go on the greatest adventure of your life. It’s a dangerous and exhilarating trip through your own mind. You will be pursued by evil, false personalities, irrational thoughts and your own worst enemy, yourself.

YOUR GUIDE IS jimar. YOUR ROAD MAP IS THE JIMARIAN BIBLE. There are numerous twists and turns that require you to open doors through which you must pass to continue on your journey. The keys to those doors are in the form of questions and your mind’s response to those questions; TRUE “KNOWLEDGE” OF YOUR VERY OWN EXISTENCE.

Why are you here on earth? And by what means did you arrive here? How do you joyfully participate in the Universal All in an infinity of time & space?

A MUST READ* PROMINENT REVIEWERS’ CRITIQUE OF THE JIMARIAN BIBLE D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review; “The Jimarian Bible moves on to explore not only underlying purposes in human life on Earth, but the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity, Taoism, and other major world religions and their guidance on the subject.”

“As chapters unfold, a wide-ranging discussion of belief systems turns into pointed considerations of self and moves into wider concerns, from an over-populated world and the risks and rewards of parenting to human psychology,
expanding the underlying probe (why humans are on Earth) to consider how people interact with the universe.”

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Platinum-Selling CLASSICAL KIDS Releases First New Album in 20 Years – "Gershwin’s Magic Key"

Gershwin’s Magic Key

The musical adventure features the Chicago Youth Orchestras introducing Gershwin’s extraordinary life and masterpieces with music played by kids, for Kids!

CHICAGO, IL, USA, February 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In work Billboard lauds as “one of the most completely wondrous examples of children’s entertainment… ever,” multi-award winning and Platinum selling non-profit Classical Kids LIVE! present their newest studio recording, "Gershwin’s Magic Key" — available now!

It’s ‘extra, extra! Read all about it!’ as audiences step into the streets of 1920s New York as a newspaper boy has a chance encounter with the famous composer, George Gershwin.

From there, the musical masterpieces of one of America’s greatest composers are magically woven into a 50-minute story as the two actors explore the sights and sounds of the city — sharing anecdotes and observations based on true incidents from the composer’s extraordinary life along the way.

To be filed under history, drama, music, and fun, "Gershwin’s Magic Key" is the first-ever educationally entertaining musical story that introduces children to his life’s work, and is endorsed by the Gershwin Family Interests and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The robust production features the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, and premiered with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Most famous for "Beethoven Lives Upstairs", the Toronto-created, Chicago-based non-profit Classical Kids Music Education is internationally acclaimed by parents and educators alike for their unique series introducing young listeners to Classical music through inventive storytelling.

With a dedicated mission to enrich the lives of children through an exciting and educational point of entry to the genre, the group ensures their shows are available to schools wherever they play — including up to 30 orchestras across North America, and International trips on alternating years; as of now, they’re slated to visit Malaysia and Hong Kong in 2022.

The organization also hosts workshops in the Chicago area for schools — which, as it happens, is how they managed to complete the recording of "Gershwin’s Magic Key" prior to COVID-19 restrictions pressing pause on their tour schedule.

Entertainment Weekly calls Classical Kids LIVE! “art made accessible; nobody does it better than Classical Kids!” and nowhere does this resonate more than "Gershwin’s Magic Key" and other Classical Kids LIVE! releases’ available through local public libraries for digital lending in addition to traditional sales. Incidentally, sales of "Gershwin’s Magic Key" will assist in keeping the philanthropic organization stable through the remainder of pandemic-related touring restrictions.

First formed in 1999, the Classical Kids Series is a Platinum-selling and award-winning series proven effective at creating awareness and appreciation for Classical music among new generations.

The Classical Kids Series has won an unprecedented six JUNO Awards for Best Children’s Recording, a Billboard International Achievement Award, Parent’s Choice Awards, iParenting Media Awards, American Library Association Notable Children’s Recording Award, National Parenting Publications Award, Dove Foundation Family Approved Seal, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards, and more.

Additional productions include "Beethoven Lives Upstairs", "Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage", "Tchaikovsky Discovers America", "Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery", "Hallelujah Handel", and "Christmas on Main Street".

"Gershwin’s Magic Key" is available now! Watch the making of “Gershwin’s Magic Key.”

For more information visit The Classical Kids Group.

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The Jimarian Bible deserves no less, and will benefit from the open minds and hearts of readers
intent upon changing not just their lives and perspectives, but their purpose on Earth.”

— D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, USA, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — A MUST READ*
Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers' Favorite

“No matter their creed, the reader is forced to examine themselves by looking closely into their beliefs and how they affect our fellow man. Jimar follows the path of the great men of ancient times in their efforts to understand and bring about human enlightenment. Jimar skillfully points out the many mistakes humans have made in the past and still continue to commit in present times.”

“I particularly enjoyed the many quotations from famous philosophers such as Plato and Pythagoras. I learned a lot and remained with many questions that broadened my understanding of myself and my fellow man.”

“I enjoyed this book a great deal and it would make a wonderful topic for friends to discuss in a casual social setting. This is a book for everyone, no matter their religion.”

D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

“The Jimarian Bible moves on to explore not only underlying purposes in human life on Earth, but the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity, Taoism, and other major world religions and their guidance on the subject.”

“As chapters unfold, a wide-ranging discussion of belief systems turns into pointed considerations of self and moves into wider concerns, from an over-populated world and the risks and rewards of parenting to human psychology, expanding the underlying probe (why humans are on Earth) to consider how people interact with the universe.”

“Enlightenment is not a process of speed-reading or quick absorption – after all, other religious documents receive lifetimes of inspection and consideration. The Jimarian Bible deserves no less, and will benefit from the open minds and hearts of readers intent upon changing not just their lives and perspectives, but their purpose on Earth.”

And IT'S ALL FREE! GO to: "thejimarianbible.com"

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Heimerl & Lammers LLC Expands Family Law Practice in Minnesota

Heimerl & Lammers LLC has added Kyle Prouty and Angela Streit to our team of family law attorneys in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA , UNITED STATES , February 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Heimerl & Lammers LLC is proud to announce family law attorneys Kyle Prouty and Angela Streit have joined our team of talented and passionate attorneys.

Kyle brings a fresh perspective to our team of attorneys. Working solely in the practice of family law, his passion is centralized around providing families with the advice and knowledge needed to navigate the family court system here in Minnesota. Kyle listens to the needs of his clients to build a customized approach to their situation. He takes the time to talk you through the process and what to expect along the way. Kyle has experience representing clients in the areas of divorce, custody, third-party custody, domestic abuse, and other areas of family law.

Angela Streit has a combined 11 years of experience in the legal field and a degree from St. Thomas School of law, which gives her the ability to provide clients with a compassionate, well-rounded practice, capable of handling the full array of legal issues in family law. Prior to joining Heimerl & Lammers, Angela was a clerk for the Minnesota Court of Appeals and worked with an international legal research company which provided her a unique skillset in quickly finding legal support for even the most complex issues.

Family law deals with the most emotional legal issues an individual is likely to face in their lifetime: issues involving their personal lives, children, marriage, and finances. The attorneys at Heimerl & Lammers are experienced in helping clients work through these difficult times and to come to an agreement that will work best for them. Our top-rated Minnesota family lawyers have an extensive practice in all aspects of family law. Our family law attorneys are committed to pursuing your goals, protecting your most valued causes, and ensuring your needs are met throughout each and every step of the process.

Our Minnesota family law team is led by Kathryn Lammers and Jenna Eisenmenger. Katie Lammers has a reputation in the Minnesota family law community as a strong and successful advocate for her clients. Katie has been selected as “Top Women Lawyer” and a “Super Lawyer” by state ranking agencies and is a committee member for the Hennepin County Bar Association and a volunteer investigator for the 4th Judicial District Ethics Committee. Katie’s fourteen years of experience with Minnesota family law has led her to countless successful settlements and trials, even arguing before the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Jenna Eisenmenger also has extensive experience in Minnesota family law, as she previously represented Ramsey County in over 500 child support hearings. Jenna has been selected as a “Top Women Lawyer” and a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” by state ranking agencies. Jenna is committed to ensuring her client's voices are heard and has successfully represented hundreds of clients.

The Heimerl & Lammers family law team, including Bria Walling, and Chelsea Barr, work uniquely as a group to fight for each and every client. Whether you are dealing with divorce, custody, harassment, abuse, adoption, or another family law issue, our family law team is here to help. With multiple office locations, our family law attorneys serve clients throughout the state of Minnesota.

Our divorce and family law practice can help you with any family law issue. If you are considering hiring a divorce lawyer in Minnesota, and share minor children with your spouse, contact our Minnesota family law attorneys to determine how your child custody and parenting time will be viewed by the courts, so together we can devise a plan to pursue the best outcome for you and your children by calling (612) 294-2200 or contact us online to meet with our experienced Minnesota child custody lawyers and professional staff in one of our seven Minnesota offices.

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Parental Alienation and Family Courts: How to Help the Judge Give You the Relief that You Desperately Need

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The debate is over: There is no doubt that Parental Alienation exists.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Family Access – Fighting for Children’s Rights and the Steel Partners Foundation are excited to have Attorney Ashish Joshi as Co-Director for the 2021 virtual parental alienation conference, “Helping Courts Understand the Phenomenon of Alienation.” The conference will take place on May 14-16, 2021.

The debate is over: There is no doubt that Parental Alienation exists. While the detractors continue to create a smokescreen of “controversy” about Parental Alienation (PA), an overwhelming number of family courts around the country and internationally have accepted the notion of parental alienation, condemned it, and have acknowledged it as a significant factor in their decisions modifying custody and providing other appropriate intervention. Regardless of how one labels the phenomenon —call it parental alienation, brainwashing, programming, or pathological parenting—American family courts have concluded that parental alienation exists and needs to be addressed. As one trial judge quipped: Anybody old enough to drink coffee knows that embittered parties can and do manipulate their children.

Attorney Ashish Joshi serves as the lead counsel in high-stakes, complex disputes and litigation matters. Mr. Joshi has counseled and/or represented clients in state and federal courts across the United States and internationally, including in India, United Kingdom, Canada, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands, and China. Mr. Joshi has been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, State Bars of New York, Michigan, District of Columbia, and Gujarat, India.

“As a lawyer who represents targeted parents and grandparents in family courts around the country, I am excited about this conference,” said Mr. Joshi. “I look forward to presenting with other world-renowned experts and helping people find solutions to the problems posed by parental alienation.”

Mr. Joshi’s focus lies at the intersection of forensic sciences, human rights, and complex disputes in situations involving severe parental alienation and psychological maltreatment of children, false allegations of child abuse, recovery of abducted children, and/or hidden assets in foreign jurisdictions and multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has served as lead counsel in some of the most significant matters in these specialized areas of law.

Registration information and conference details are available at www.familyaccessfightingforchildrensrights.org/helping-courts-understand-the-phenomenon-of-alienation-nc-conference.html.

About Family Access – Fighting for Children’s Rights

Our primary concern is the children and grandchildren and then the complete family. Sadly, the children and grandchildren who are alienated from family are being treated as pawns and property. They are neither. They are human beings, and they should not be regarded as such by their parents or any other family member. We contend that it should be illegal to use children as pawns or instruments of spiteful behavior to prevent them from interacting with ALL other family members. Our purpose and goal are to ensure the preservation of extended, traditional family relationships. In the process of this hell on earth called alienation, we need all the knowledge, support, and resources we can get to help our children and grandchildren and then ourselves. Professionals who deal with alienation in helping families will glean much from this website as well. To contact us, please email familyaccessinnc@aol.com.

About Steel Partners Foundation

Steel Partners Foundation was formed in 2001 by Warren Lichtenstein, founder and executive chairman of Steel Partners Holdings L.P. (NYSE: SPLP). Mr. Lichtenstein created Steel Partners Foundation to support philanthropic causes that are close to his heart. As a proud father of two children, he wanted to make a significant impact within the communities where he and his family lives and works, emphasizing causes related to children, education, and sports.

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Jill Linkoff Coaching to be Featured on Close Up Radio

PIKESVILLE, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, February 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — While medication may help with focus and impulsivity, those with ADHD still struggle with executive function challenges like emotional dysregulation, organizational skills and time management.

Left untreated, ADHD can reduce a person’s life by 15 years. The difference between success and failure lies in how individuals choose to respond.

ADHD coaches are extensively educated, trained and experienced in working with the specific needs and objectives of individuals with ADHD and executive function challenges. This coaching helps individuals with ADHD develop the confidence, structures, process, motivation and practical approaches to meet the challenges of daily life and reach their potential.

Jill Linkoff Coaching is dedicated to working with adults, college students and parents with ADHD and executive function challenges, teacheing tools and strategies to create measurable goals.

“I give people hope,” says Linkoff. “Let's start with what's possible. Let's take the things that did work and let's build on that. It's about trust.”

Linkoff has personal experience with ADHD. She and her two children have been diagnosed with ADHD. She lost her brother to his struggles with his undiagnosed illness.

“When I was diagnosed, it was very painful for me,” says Linkoff. “You think about the shame you experienced during those years you didn't know you had ADHD. That’s why I do what I do. I truly believe if my brother had had me in his life, he would still be alive because of the training and understanding of how this affects us.”

Whether diagnosed 30 years ago or last week, Linkoff ensures her clients are made aware of and understand the coexisting conditions of ADHD.

“Pills don't build skills,” says Linkoff. “Some believe medication solves everything, but that's not how it works. That’s why I work with education first. Everybody comes to this differently. There are still many people who believe ADHD doesn't exist. The more you understand, the easier it’s going to be to advocate for yourself.”

Linkoff is co-running a weekly women’s support group through Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), the nation's leading nonprofit organization serving individuals affected by ADHD.

“Many of these women are at their breaking point trying to balance work and home life,” says Linkoff. “After my own painful experience of being undiagnosed with ADHD and anxiety, juggling a career and co-parenting three children, today my passion is focusing on working moms struggling with ADHD and executive function challenges.”

Close Up Radio will feature Jill Linkoff in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on February 23rd at 1pm EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

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

For more information, visit www.jilllinkoffcoaching.com

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Leading Mental Health Counsellor Sanjukta Khaund Talks About Helping People With Mental Health Issues

INDIA, February 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mental Health has become a growing concern in the modern world. It has been reported by IHME's Global Burden of Disease that 13% of the global population currently suffer from some form of mental health issues.

The United States has been ranked as the number one country with the most reported mental health cases, followed by Colombia, the Netherlands and Ukraine. According to mental health experts, more young people than ever before are suffering from mental health problems with many believing that the increase is partly down to social media.

We decided to talk to Sanjukta Khaund who is a Mental Health Coach & Counsellor. Sanjukta Khaund specialises in Personal Growth, Professional Development, Parenting, Life Transition, Anxiety Management & Suicide Risk Assessment & Management.

Sanjukta Khaund who has become a leading mental health expert in India talks about the issues surrounding mental health and how she helps people. This is what she had to say.

1. You are a Mental Health Coach/Counsellor, why did you decide to get into that line of work?

I have a helping heart & I find it deeply gratifying that I am able to help people in their personal growth & discovery; cope & overcome their struggles; unleash their unlimited potential & create a more fulfilling, balanced & meaningful life, The fact that coaching & counselling enables me to work in alignment with my core values and that I can help people to thrive motivates me on a daily basis.

2. What is the most challenging part of your job?

I find my job extremely fulfilling as it provides me with an opportunity to help people overcome their mental & emotional struggles & thrive in their lives. But, if, I had to think of one challenge, it would be balancing between empathy & objectivity.

3. You offer a range of services, but one service I would like to talk about is Anxiety, how do you help people who suffer from Anxiety?

I am glad you asked this question since this is something very close to my heart. Anxiety feels overwhelming & crippling but it is possible to manage it with a little work & lead a normal life. Though our anxious thoughts feel very real, the fact is that just because we worry about something, doesn’t mean that it will come true. I can help people understand & identify their anxiety triggers & symptoms. I can also help them to adopt coping strategies to challenge & manage their anxiety.

4. With the COVID19 pandemic, have you seen an increase in the number of people who are suffering from Anxiety?

Yes, this pandemic has definitely led to an increase in people who are suffering from anxiety.

5. Some people who suffer from Anxiety have panic attacks which can be scary. Can you provide some tricks for stopping or lessening a panic attack when you feel one coming on?

Panic attacks are brief periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety Panic attacks may feel scary, but they don’t actually cause physical harm. One of the most effective way to cope during a panic attack would be to slowly breathe in & out while repeating a calming statement like “I am all right’ “It’s all good”. etc.

Another coping strategy would be 5-4-3-2-1. In this you will purposefully take in the details of your immediate environment using each of your senses. Try & take notice of the minutest details that you would usually tune out, such as distant sounds, or the feel of an ordinary object. Name 5 things that you can see, 4 things that you can feel, 3 things that you can hear, 2 things that you can smell & 1 thing that you can taste. This would help you in grounding you & bring your focus to the here & the now & away from thoughts, worries & anxieties.

6. How can anxiety affect a person’s way of life?

Anxiety is a feeling of fear, dread or uneasiness. If you’re afraid of something bad happening, you might worry. Yes, all of us worry & some amount of anxiety is normal. For example, most of us will become anxious about impending deadlines, job interviews, exams, public speaking etc

But, here I am talking about overwhelming anxiety: when the anxious feeling never leaves us, when we cannot seem to stop our anxious thoughts and when these thoughts start to make us feel extremely sad, or even sick. All-consuming anxiety can be debilitating & may make it difficult for a person to even manage basic daily routines.

7. Do you feel social media platforms have a duty to look after the mental wellbeing of their users?

Social media is adversely affecting teenagers & young adults particularly, by making them feel inadequate about their lives and appearances in comparison to the glamourized, forever happy, unrealistic, pictures & stories online. There is also a lot of negativity, bullying & trolling online. This in turn has led to feelings of loneliness, anger, low self-esteem, anxiety, insomnia, depression.

Considering, there seems to be no way we can get people off social media, these media platforms do have a duty to look after the mental wellbeing of users by taking steps to stop cyber bullying & making these online platforms a safe space. They should also promote real, positive stories and should champion the importance of mental wellbeing & actively work towards destigmatizing mental illnesses.

8. In your experience, what specifically has contributed to people suffering from anxiety?

Fear, unemployment, isolation & grief during Covid 19 have either triggered mental health conditions or aggravated existing ones, People have been living with a perennial sense of unpredictability. This uncertainty has magnified the psychological impact of other stressors which has contributed to more people suffering from anxiety

9. 92% of the world population have some job interview anxiety, why do you think that is?

Anxiety stems from the fear of the unknown. A job interview requires you to foray into the unknown & portray the best version of yourself in front of interviewers who are practically strangers. You may also be faced with the fear of rejection & being judged. It is absolutely normal to feel anxious before a job interview & that anxiety can be easily managed with just a little bit of work.

10. Another important topic I would like to talk about is how many lives are lost to mental health issues. Each year more than 800 000 commit suicide, why do you think that figure is so high?

Research has shown that people who commit suicide are ambivalent about their decision to commit suicide. They do not want to end their lives, they only want to end their suffering & in that moment of great anguish, suicide seems to be the only solution to their perceived ‘insoluble’ problem.

The increase in the number of suicides is an indication that there needs to be an increase in the accessibility of quality mental health care, quality suicide helplines & compulsory training on suicide prevention to all mental health professionals.

There should also be more awareness on recognizing & helping someone with suicidal tendencies amongst the general population. Help & most importantly hope in any form can prevent suicide.

11. Men are ten times more likely to commit suicide than women, why is that?

Because of social conditioning & gender role definition, it is considered ‘unmanly’ to be vulnerable & express emotions & this prevents men from seeking help. There also tends to be more substance use and alcohol use among males. Thus increasing the number of male suicides.

12. If someone has reached a point where they think ending their life is the only solution, what would you say to them?

As stated earlier, people think of committing suicide as they think that there is no other way out of their perceived ‘insoluble’ problem. I will listen without bias or judgment to a person who is suicidal & try to understand the reason they want to commit suicide. I will provide hope to them & persist that suicide is not a good solution & that better alternatives can be found. I will let them know that I care & assure them of my unconditional support. I will persuade & encourage them to get help & continue with it.

13. How important is it that someone seeks help when struggling with their mental health?

It is extremely important that someone seeks help when struggling with their mental health as reaching out & seeking professional help is the first step towards recovery.

To get in-contact with Sanjukta Khaund, please visit her website www.sanjuktakhaund.com or to book an appointment you can email her at sanjukta@sanjuktakhaund.com

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Anna Svetchnikov of Longwood Care to be Featured on Close Up Radio

SWAMPSCOTT, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, February 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Times of crisis can have long term effects on a child’s mental and emotional wellbeing. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, children most especially absorb the stress. The daily uncertainty, the disruption to their education and social lives, and in some cases food insecurity, are sure to take a toll.

As mother of three boys, as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Anna Svetchnikov has extensive experience working with children and their parents.

Anna is the author of AWESOME TEAM vs CoronaVera, a therapeutic guide for younger children to explain COVID-19 and also to provide a therapeutic tool to overcome anxiety.

“AWESOME TEAM is about kids fighting coronavirus,” says Anna. They always work together as a team, and they always help and support each other. The book is meant to teach every child about empathy: that even though it's very stressful, we're all going through the same thing.”

AWESOME TEAM vs CoronaVera is one of a remarkable 27 books Anna has published since April, with another 20 scheduled for release. Anna released these therapeutic books for parents to support children and teach them the foundation of emotional regulation and coping skills. The books are all self-published and have been translated into Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian and Japanese.

“I was inspired and motivated to write the books because I can see that parents are trying very hard right now,” says Anna. “The books are survival manuals with storytelling. We use the stories to create a new narrative for families. I’ve worked with a lot of kids who shared their anxiety around COVID-19 and the unpredictability of what's going on. I decided to make something fun. My own kids help me with storytelling and coming up with different ideas.”

Anna is executive director of Longwood Care, a non-profit organization dedicated to mental health services for adults and families through outpatient care and telehealth. She is also the founder of the Positive Parenting Initiative, helping parents better understand their children's behavior and create positive changes that will empower their children.

“I started positive parenting because I'm a parent myself,” says Anna. “You need a license to become a therapist. You need to like to drive a car, but you don't get the license to be parents. There is a lot of information out there, but it’s not useful without support. It’s important to give some kind of guidance and structure for parents.”

Close Up Radio will feature Anna Svetchnikov in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on February 12th at 1pm EST

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

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For more information on the Positive Parenting Initiative, visit www.positiveparentinginitiative.com

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Aanchal Women’s Aid Reflects on Success of The Jasmine Project: Changing Lives of Domestic Abuse Victims

Aanchal Women’s Aid, a UK charity with a global background, has announced the success of The Jasmine Project

Jasmine is one of the best programmes we have delivered. By giving service users more time and support, and moving from crisis management to community-based empowerment, Jasmine is changing lives.”

— Sudarshan Bhuhi MBE, CEO, Aanchal Women’s Aid

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, February 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Aanchal Women’s Aid, a UK charity with a global background, has announced the success of The Jasmine Project and invite women experiencing domestic abuse to continue to seek support from the project, and women’s aid charities in general.

The Jasmine Project, which Aanchal runs with the support of the National Lottery Community Fund and 2020 Tampon Tax Community Fund, is a free 12 session empowerment programme and 8 session home management programme designed by and for women who have survived domestic abuse.  The Jasmine Project helps survivors regain confidence and rebuild their lives through:

• Dedicated caseworkers offering emotional and practical support
• Mindfulness and Resilience and Managing the Home courses, shaped by service users
• Online community check-in 
• Meaningful ongoing connection with a supportive community of women
• Parenting workshops run by our Key Child Support Officer, for families who have experienced domestic abuse
• Volunteering and opportunities for service users to get involved

Aanchal, founded by Su Bhuhi MBE, has particular expertise in Asian family culture, and many of Aanchal’s staff and volunteers have direct experience of South Asian cultures. They understand the cultural pressures on these communities and, as well as English, they speak Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, and Gujarati.

“It is already clear that Jasmine is one of the best programmes we have delivered. By giving service users more time and support, and moving from crisis management to community-based empowerment, Jasmine is changing lives. Women are learning, we are learning, and we’re sharing that learning back into the community.”
Sudarshan Bhuhi MBE, CEO, Aanchal Women’s Aid

Aanchal also wishes to promote interest in Chai Chat, an online support group that provides a safe space for women to share experiences and understanding whilst gaining practical and emotional support, all over a brew. Chai Chat is open for women to join every Wednesday at 12 noon for a virtual chat. Anyone interested in finding out more is encouraged to call (+44) 07970990392 or email info@aanchal.org.uk.

“When it seemed like everything was falling apart and all the doors seemed tough to open. Aanchal gave me hope in rebuilding myself”.
“Aanchal made me realise that I had to put myself first to be able to move on with life”.

Our Funders Include
Aanchal receives support from a wide range of organisations from trusts and charities to multinational businesses to government organisations.

• BBC Children in Need
• City Bridge Trust
• Comic Relief
• National Lottery Community Fund
• Garfield Weston
• Heinz, Anna, and Carol Kroch Foundation
• London Borough of Redbridge
• Tampon Tax Community Fund
• The Tudor Trust
• Winston Churchill Memorial Fund

About Aanchal
As a family and community support network, Aanchal provides a safe place where people find hope so they can believe and say ‘I matter’.

We take into account and respect the culture, rituals, and ways of being, to support people through challenging issues, crisis, and stigmas that they will face in speaking out. We understand that every individual we support has the right to live as an equal in society, able to hold up their head with pride and to be part of a supportive community and know that they are not alone. We are proud to be an inclusive organisation.

We open doors to the many benefits, opportunities, and systems that can best help protect people and their children.

We provide emotional and practical support, guidance, and tools to allow people to make positive life decisions, to live a comfortable life that is fulfilling for them and their children. We also support them to contribute to the wider world in a meaningful way using the wisdom, access to knowledge, and skills they have.

Sudarshan Bhuhi MBE
Born in Africa, lived in India, and grew up in London, Su set up Aanchal Women’s Aid in 1984. 

“There was a time in my life where making that call for help would have meant everything in that moment. There was no one to turn to apart from close family members, to whom I did not want to cause grief.

"The one thing I held on to was that I hold my own value and I matter. My strength came from that belief and it helped me let go of fear and take the steps one at a time to be free to live my own life. My desire is to support others to find continuous courage they need to create their own path.

"Aanchal is here to ensure women, men, and children are listened to and by listening we have grown an active and connected community. What Aanchal needs now is a space that honours their desire to stay in touch and give back to others.”


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Sober Not Sorry: A Lifestyle Brand Rises from a Pandemic Hangover to Inspire Sober Living

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Living sober for the health of it.

Inspired by an uprising toward the normalization and glorification of alcohol use and abuse, Sober Not Sorry was born.

BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, February 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sober Not Sorry, a modern lifestyle brand by 'mompreneur' Megan Brown will launch this month, featuring nineteen collections of custom sober apparel and gifts with fresh, vibrant sober-centric designs. Brown, celebrating two years alcohol-free on Jan 9, created Sober Not Sorry to empower more people to live their alcohol-free lifestyle out-loud-and-proud, whatever your reason!

"My goal is to re-brand sobriety and normalize it," said Brown. "I believe that by shining a bright light on sobriety, we may have the chance to inspire and empower others to question their relationship with alcohol much sooner or not pick up a drink in the first place."

Over the last 20 years, the US has seen a dramatic increase in alcohol use – and that surge is mainly among women. Big alcohol is specifically targeting their products to stressed-out moms under the guise that drinking alcohol will make their struggles more manageable (or even disappear), messaging that normalizes drinking alcohol as a coping mechanism.

As a result of those unregulated marketing practices, 'Mommy Wine Culture' was born and bred a monster. At the root of the culture lies a contorted narrative that drinking alcohol (especially wine) is the key to 'surviving' as a parent during these difficult times. Internet memes and products have reinforced the message, encouraging and normalizing drinking alcohol to take the edge off of parenting with mantras like "mommy fuel" or "I wine because my kids whine." Pandemic parenting has only poured fuel on the mommy wine culture phenomenon with heavy drinking up in women by 41%.

Inspired by an uprising toward the 'wine mom culture,' Sober Not Sorry was born to encourage a rebellion and give sobriety a much-needed voice. Lead collections boast popular messages like "Surviving, Thriving & Sober," "Sober-as-a-Mother," and "Sober Vibes." And each has a selection of colorful hoodies, t-shirts, beanies, totes, tanks, and crop-tops. Whatever your reason for living alcohol-free, the variety radiates positivity, strength, and healthy living.

Somewhere along the lines, we have missed that alcohol is one of the most highly addictive drugs on the face of the planet. This mind-altering legal substance is responsible for 2.8 million deaths annually worldwide and is deadlier than all other illicit drugs combined. Yet, drinking alcohol has become so grossly normalized that it is difficult to distinguish someone who is medicating their depression, anxiety, and stress just following social norms.

With Sober Not Sorry, Brown hopes to open a more honest conversation with women and their alcohol relationship. She blogs about her own powerful sober story on the brand's site, sobernotsorryshop.com, and her Instagram and Facebook platforms. Megan honestly describes what it was like catching her addiction to alcohol early, sobering up, and maintaining her sobriety in a culture obsessed with alcohol.

"I didn't have to hit a proverbial 'rock bottom' to realize alcohol was no longer serving me. I just had to wake up and get honest with myself – alcohol was not helping me whatsoever; it was hurting me, especially as a Mom" Brown recalls. "Sobriety has been the greatest gift I have ever given to myself and my family. I'm damn proud to be alcohol-free and want to live it in full color. I believe that there are plenty of others that do too!"

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