Catherine Gruener of Gruener Consulting and Encouragement Parenting to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

ELMHURST, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, July 5, 2019 / — In the famous words of E. E. Cummings, “It takes courage to grow up and become who we really are.” Woefully, since early childhood most of us lose ourselves in the journey of life identifying with others instead of what’s blooming inside our hearts and souls. Unbeknownst to us, we lose all sense of purpose and ability to be genuinely happy. One exceptional woman is changing all that through her incredibly impactful work.

Catherine is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Positive Discipline Educator and owner of Gruener Consulting and Encouragement Parenting.

“In the counseling division of my practice I utilize person-centered, evidence-based methods and Adlerian depth therapy which are remarkably effective,” says Catherine. “In my Encouraging Parenting division my evidence based strategy focuses on the Empowerment of parents through experiential trainings, workshops, seminars, and online classes. My objective is to expand my teachings so everyone can have a wonderfully fulfilling and joyful life.”

In her early youth, Catherine decided to go into neuropsychology because she yearned to understand the human soul and how our brains makes us who we are authentically. Catherine strongly believes there is a huge distinction between our soul and brains.

“I envision myself as more of an educator,” says Catherine. “As an avid problem solver I instill in people how to resolve issues and teach them the problem solving process.”

According to Catherine, people are born into the world with certain unique strengths but as we mature we lose ourselves in other people’s identities and whimsy taking us further away from who we are genuinely are meant to be.

“My objective is to help get people back to their true natures with extremely effective parenting tools and strategies that are heart centered,” says Catherine. ““What I have learned over the years is the most monumental impact I can make is inspiring and reassuring parents and their children to profoundly connect with one another by recognizing the value of our true selves.”

Catherine helps parents remove blocks that have obstructed their way opening the door to their own gifts. That way they can more effortlessly contribute to the world the way they are intended to, creating harmony within themselves and the universe.

“Through parenting we help kids tap into their unique skills and capabilities that is distinctively theirs,” says Catherine. “Some kids excel at writing, reading, math, or the art, some are caretakers, others are comedians. Value and embrace who you are because we need all of these traits in our society in order for us to thrive as a whole. Recognize how we belong and how are we significant.”

Through her invaluable workshops, Catherine stresses the importance of encouraging kids to feel confident enough to be able to open up to their parents wholeheartedly, so they can actually help guide them through life’s journey. It’s about solving problems cohesively.

“Healthy relationships between parents and their children offer further opportunity to heal,” says Catherine. “When we are everything we need to be we are happy, healthy, and whole and that’s what I do with people. I help them get back to who they truly are. I literally have the coolest job in the world.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Catherine Gruener in interviews with Doug Lewellyn on Monday, July 8th at 12 p. m. EST and with Jim Masters on Monday, July 15th at 12 p. m. EST

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Terry “Nothing is Impossible” Hitchcock Inspires attendees at Monthly Luncheon in Clearwater

Guest speaker Terry Hitchcock detailed his account of inspiring others to take action at the CCV Charity Networking Luncheon, advising nonprofit leaders on how to motivate others to contribute to their causes.

Changing the society that surrounds us for the better is not a one-person job. Knowing how to rouse others into contributing is pivotal for a nonprofit and it’s done, in part, by setting the example.”

— Clemence Chevrot, Director of the CCV Center

CLEARWATER, FL, US, June 27, 2019 / — On June 26th, fifteen Tampa Bay nonprofit organizations gathered at the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center for its monthly Charity Networking luncheon. Terry Hitchcock, motivational speaker and author, whose life was the subject of a documentary “Nothing is Impossible”, narrated by Billy Bob Thornton, advised the audience on how to inspire others to share in their nonprofits’ missions.

The luncheon began at 11:30 am inside the café-style gathering space of the CCV Center. Guests were invited to socialize with other nonprofits to promote the development of future partnerships.

Michael Soltero, manager of the CCV Center, served as the MC. He welcomed the attendees to the luncheon, before turning the stage over to the keynote speaker.

Hitchcock opened by giving some history of his accomplishments in the field of nonprofit work. He spoke about using his experience as a single parent to inspire others. He described his 2000-mile run in 75 consecutive days to bring about awareness of single-parenting and prompting others to take action.

Clemence Chevrot, Director of the CCV Center said, “Changing the society that surrounds us for the better is not a one-person job. Knowing how to rouse others into contributing is pivotal for a nonprofit and it’s done, in part, by setting the example. Humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard summed this up as, ‘There are many people one influences. The influence can be good or it can be bad. Others around one cannot help but be influenced by this, no matter what they say.’”

The luncheon concluded with Michael Soltero inviting guests to stand up and deliver a short introduction of themselves and their respective nonprofit organization. The volunteers and charity leaders then exchanged contact information and planned out new community projects together.

Through sponsorship of the Church of Scientology, the CCV Center offers its facilities as a meeting space or event venue at no cost to nonprofit organizations in order to further their help into their communities.

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center or to RSVP for next month’s luncheon on July 31st please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers have over 25 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their new center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater.

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Stress Relief The Modern Way: Articles That Use Humor, Connections, and Personal Reflection to Boost Your Mental Health

Stress relief through peer support at Supportiv, The Support Network

Supportiv, the peer support network for getting stuff off your chest anonymously, announces its latest article collection for relieving stress.

We wanted to create resources that help people see reflections of their own struggles in others – to show how helpful it is to not feel alone.”

— Pouria Mojabi, Co-Founder, Supportiv

BERKELEY, CA, USA, June 26, 2019 / — Supportiv, the peer support network that matches users into real-time, topic-specific peer groups for anonymous peer support on any life struggle –from anxiety to burnout, childhood issues to daily life struggles– announces its latest article collection, sharing modern perspectives and crowdsourced tips to relieve all kinds of stress.

Helena Plater-Zyberk, Supportiv Co-Founder, discusses a large root cause of stress: “Stress accumulates easily when we ignore parts of our lives or ourselves. Holding in emotions allows them to build on each other. So when we stop addressing personal sources of stress, we invite feelings like depression, anxiety, or burnout.”

Pouria Mojabi, Co-Founder, continues: “On the other hand, when we see our struggles in a relatable, funny, or at least manageable light, we can grapple with them more effectively. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and shut down when you think your problems are unusual or unstoppable. So we wanted to create resources that help people see reflections of their own struggles in others – to show how helpful it is to not feel alone.”

Whether it’s learning self-management skills to keep on top of daily life, how to connect more authentically with others, or how to use your emotions to feel better, you’ll find tools in this collection to relieve stress and feel a little better about life.

Key topics covered include:
– You Know You Have A Dysfunctional Family When…
– The Best Tweets From #HowIFightDepression
– The Ultimate Guide To Re-Parenting Yourself
– Depression Memes For When You Need To Laugh
– Peer Support in 2019: Your Choices
– Happy Self-Parenting Day: Signs You Self-Parented and How To Celebrate
– The 11 Most Honest Grief Quotes On The Internet
– 30 Movies To Watch When You’re Feeling Stressed
– 8 Dysfunctional Family Quotes To Ease Your Struggle
– The Problem With “How Are You?”
– Understanding Your Sexual and Gender Identity: A Guide

Find articles to calm you down and reduce built-up stress at New articles and resources added regularly.

Feel less overwhelmed, and start conquering your stress, with Supportiv. Supportiv has already helped over 65,000 users feel less dejected, anxious, hopeless, and alone through its moderator-guided chats with AI-driven content and resource recommendations. It is available instantly, and is free for your first 24 hours, at

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Best-Selling Documentary – The Long Goodbye: The Kara Tippetts Story – Launches on Netflix

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Kara Tippetts and Joanna Gaines

Kara Tippetts and The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye shares the heartfelt, hope-filled story of a young woman thrust into the national spotlight after a terminal cancer diagnosis

I want more of what Kara Tippetts had.”

— Ann Voskamp

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 / — THE LONG GOODBYE: The Kara Tippetts Story, a heartfelt story a woman thrust into the national spotlight through a terminal cancer diagnosis, is available now on Netflix. The film spent time at the #1 spot on the Amazon Documentaries chart and remained in the Top 10 for over 6 weeks after it’s release.

Kara Tippetts was a pastor’s wife, mother of four young children, and creator of a popular mommy-blog focused on parenting with kindness. Kara already had a loyal following when, at just 38 years old, she began facing and processing a cancer diagnosis on the site. Her blog and subsequent best-selling books became hallowed ground as people around the world were touched by her faith, honesty, and candor.

With this incredibly raw documentary, Kara allowed the world to walk with her as she chronicled first what it meant to be a young wife and mother battling a disease, and then ultimately what it meant to live and die with love and dignity.

Shot in real-time and featuring Kara’s own vlogs and cell phone videos, this film offers an intimate, vulnerable look into a dying woman’s last days. The film also features Kara’s friends-including Ann Voskamp, Joanna Gaines, Ellie Holcomb, President of Focus on the Family Jim Daly, Dianne Derby from KKTV, and bonus features with Joni Eareckson Tada.

During her journey with cancer, Kara wrote and published three books, including Just Show Up: The Dance of Walking Through Suffering Together; And It was Beautiful: Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-Bye; and The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard, which won the 2015 ECPA Inspirational Book of the Year award.

Additionally, Kara was thrust into the spotlight when a letter she penned to Brittany Maynard went viral. In the letter, Kara asked Brittany to reconsider her choice to move to Oregon to participate in an assisted suicide. Kara’s was a gentle, hope-filled message that could only be shared between two young women whose lives would end too soon.

Kara’s vulnerability had an incredible impact on tens of thousands of people and grew that community of support in surprising ways. Faith influencers from around the globe began to find ways to assist Kara by sharing her posts, sending personal messages, serving the family’s needs, as well as just becoming her friend.

When asked about Kara’s impact, influencers featured in the film stated:

“The impact of her life was huge. I’m blessed to know her.” – Joanna Gaines

“I want more of what Kara Tippetts had.” – Ann Voskamp,

“Sharing this time with her family was nothing short of a holy experience.” – Sofia Lyons, filmmaker.

“I think Kara and I both understand that deep suffering stretches the capacity of the soul.” – Joni Eareckson Tada

This included filmmakers Jay and Sofia Lyons, who discovered Kara’s story through a Facebook note from a friend. The couple simply felt led to do something for her. Sofia states how God led them down a path to create the film by a series of ‘breadcrumbs’, “First, we just wanted to do something special for Kara and her family. This evolved into creating a 7-minute video about her life, which ultimately opened up a conversation about fully documenting her last few months on earth.”

THE LONG GOODBYE also showcases footage from a house concert performed by Ellie Holcomb, a new arrangement of one of Kara’s favorite hymns by Selah, and an original song by Travis Cottrell. Additionally, one of the filmmakers, Sofia J., contributes 2 original songs written for the film including “I’ll See You Again.”

In association with Freely, THE LONG GOODBYE: The Kara Tippetts Story was created by Jay Lyons Productions and is distributed through Ocean Avenue Entertainment. THE LONG GOODBYE is available now on Netflix.

About Ocean Avenue Entertainment:
Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Inc. is the destination for productions that offer hope to audiences looking for inspiration in entertainment. Ocean Avenue is committed to releasing inspiring and redemptive films and television programming. Its distribution strategy optimizes each release platform to find the widest possible audience theatrically on VOD, DVD and ultimately on streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime. For more information, please visit

About Freely:
Freely specializes in projects that touch the human spirit. Freely is building content across all platforms including film, TV, live events, digital media, and has recently launched a talent management division.

About Jay Lyons Productions:
Jay Lyons Productions is a boutique production company specializing in creating soul-stirring content for television, film, and digital media. JLP has produced for most major networks, including MTV, CBS, TLC, NBC, Spotify, and Discovery.

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Trailer – The Long Goodbye: The Kara Tippetts Story

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Storied: The App That Can Help Develop Your Child’s Brain

A logo for Storied featuring an open white and yellow book and the word STORIED underneath in all caps

Storied helps parents read relevant, entertaining stories to their kids

A screenshot of a phone. Inside the phone, a photo is shown with a woman reading to two children. The text in the screenshot reads "Connect with your kids by reading them a story" and there is a yellow box underneath it titled "Proceed"

Connect with your kids over a great story

A screenshot of the storied app inside a phone. The app has multiple stories under a headline that reads "kindness"

Parents can sort through books by lesson to find the perfect story

Storied helps parents find fast, fun stories to read to their kids – which helps their brains

By bringing kids better stories, we’re helping parents raise better children.”

— Jay Huffman, Integral App Studio CEO

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, June 11, 2019 / — There are apps that can help you get to where you’re going and apps that can help you learn new skills. Now, there’s an app designed to improve the cognitive development of children through reading.

Storied is now available on the App Store and the Play Store. The app (designed by Integral App Studio) is a compendium of hundreds of original stories penned by top children’s writers from across the globe. Whether parents want a fun bedtime story to read to their kids or a story that helps reinforce a lesson they are already trying to teach, Storied is there to help with a searchable database of content approved by child development specialists.

“Reading to kids for just five minutes a day has been scientifically shown to stimulate language and literacy centers of children’s brains,” says Integral App Studio CEO Jay Huffman. “It’s also been strongly suggested that children who are engaged in the reading process seem to benefit more strongly from the activity. Storied helps parents find new, fun and engaging content that will be relevant to the lessons they’re already trying to teach their kids. By bringing kids better stories, we’re helping parents raise better children.”

The app is designed with kids ages 3-11 in mind and is easy enough to use so that kids can read to themselves using their parents’ tablets or phones as they grow older. The app also has a customizable bookshelf so parents can create reading lists for their kids. Storied will also have an option for users to submit their stories to the platform for author credit. The app allows parents to purchase individual stories or have unlimited reading through monthly or annual subscriptions.

Jay Huffman is available for interviews about Storied. To schedule an interview, contact Jay at

About Storied:

Storied is built around a simple premise: reading helps improve the lives and futures of children. Storied helps provide access to children’s books easier by providing parents and children with hundreds of unique stories written by today’s best children’s authors at their fingertips. Storied arranges its stories by type and by topic, so parents can find the perfect story to help reinforce parenting lessons in minutes. The app is simple and easy to use, so as children grow up, they can explore their love of learning on their parents’ phones and tablets. Parents can choose to purchase stories individually or through unlimited plans. Storied is available on the Play Store and the App Store.


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Fertility Road and TwoDads.U.K. Announce New Union – “We’re just parents, parenting”

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Fertility Road and TwoDads.U.K launch new partnership which is designed to show that Same-Sex parenting is just the ‘same’ as the ‘traditional’ family structure

“TwoDads.U.K are excited to be writing for Fertility Road as we are passionate advocates for UK Surrogacy and the UK fertility industry.”

— Michael Johnson-Ellis from TwoDads.U.K

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, May 23, 2019 / — Fertility Road and TwoDads.U.K have launched a new partnership which is designed to show that Same-Sex parenting is just the ‘same’ as the ‘traditional’ family structure. The message is clear – parents are ultimately parents, whatever the gender mix, pure and simple.

The partnership brings together two of the leaders in their respective fields and will focus on events and initiatives which will promote and normalise modern, alternative family structures.

The Fertility Road magazine is the longest running consumer fertility title aimed at couples and individuals who are in need of professional advice and information around fertility. Published Bi-monthly it attracts a world-wide readership and its contributors include leading international fertility influencers, nutritional, fitness and wellbeing experts.

Michael and Wes are the ‘two dads’, parents to Talulah, born in October 2016 soon to be joined by a baby brother in August 2019. They set up TwoDads.U.K. to share their positive experience of surrogacy and to help, inform and encourage other same-sex couples who were considering parenting. The movement is lobbying and campaigning to create an environment for surrogacy reform, acceptance of the equal rights of intended fathers and wider understanding of issues affecting same-sex parents.

This exciting new partnership will, over the coming months use their well-established online presence to roll out a number of educational initiatives including events sharing information for dads on how to navigate and successfully create a family via surrogacy in the UK. Michael and Wes will also be contributing regularly to the Fertility Road magazine, sharing articles which promote equality around parenting.

Tone Jarvis-Mack, Operations Director at Fertility Road describes how the new partnership represents a great step forward for intended fathers;

“As partners Fertility Road and TwoDads.U.K will use their global presence and influence to reshape the way society views and treats same-sex parents and begin to accept that different family structures are not only acceptable but create a healthy environment which positively affects child development”

Michael Johnson-Ellis from TwoDads.U.K is equally enthusiastic about the union which was launched in the current edition of Fertility Road;

“TwoDads.U.K are excited to be writing for Fertility Road as we are passionate advocates for UK Surrogacy and the UK fertility industry. We feel that the magazine services clinics and intended parents perfectly, and new collaboration demonstrates that Fertility Road is diverse and willing to represent modern families like ours. This is a perfect match”

Fertility Road is a bi-monthly magazine available for anyone looking to start or grow their family. Established in 2009 it has become the longest running consumer fertility magazine and its ever growing print and digital readership delivers the latest news, advice and guidance for anyone trying to conceive.

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TwoDads UK Fertility Journey

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Life Coach Sue Ellen Sweeney to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, UNITED STATES, May 14, 2019 / — Sue Ellen Sweeney is a Dreambuilder Coach and a Life Mastery Consultant certified through the Life Mastery Institute. She uses transformational principles to guide her mission to accompany and empower others on their journeys to living life purposefully with courage, peace, strength, and joy.

In her role of life coach and professional educator and speaker, Sweeney offers uplifting group workshops to audiences around the country and transformational, in-depth individual coaching that helps clients achieve new heights of success, meaning, and spiritual aliveness.

Sweeney specializes in helping young couples envision and plan a thriving and connected family life so they can raise healthy happy children while achieving their life goals and dreams.

She has created a system called SOAR with Heart: The Evolution of the Family, that helps parents create and live their family lives by design rather than by default.

SOAR with Heart helps to guide decisions in parenting, relationships in alignment with their passions and purpose. This helps to eliminate the stress of responding to crisis moments, distractions and choices that are not going to help them be the best parents they can be and raise children that thrive to be their best.

Clients have more meaningful and connecting relationships with their spouse and with their children as they celebrate the many transitions of family life to the ultimate goal of launching their children into the world to SOAR!

“Parenting is the best opportunity a person can have to grow and develop into the best person they can be,” says Sweeney. “You can learn so much about yourself as you learn about your child. Parenting can be fun and rewarding and a path towards tremendous personal growth and becoming!”

In complimentary discovery session, Sue Ellen will help you identify your biggest challenge of balancing work and family, crystallize your vision for your family life, and help you plan next steps for strengthening your relationships in your family while increasing your success in other areas of your life.

CUTV News Radio will feature Sue Ellen Sweeney an interview with Jim Masters on May 16th at 1pm EDT and with Doug Llewelyn on May 23rd at 2pm EDT.

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

To learn more, visit For additional information and registration, contact Sue Ellen Sweeney on facebook @SOARwith heart, at or 508-331-3880

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Eight Mother's Day Tips For Special Needs Moms

Honoring Special Needs Moms On Mother’s Day

Author Deanna Picon Offers Ways To Help Mothers Of Special Needs Children Throughout The Year

On Mother's Day and throughout the year, let's acknowledge the dedication of these wonderful, special needs moms. They deserve our admiration and respect for all the amazing things they do.”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US, May 9, 2019 / — Managing all facets of a special needs child daily living – personal, school, therapy and medical – while trying to balance work and family responsibilities is no easy feat for even the most dedicated parent.

"As a mother of a non-verbal, 23-year-old, young man with autism, I know how hard it can be for mothers to manage all the challenges and responsibilities of raising a child with special needs," said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. "Most of the time, we put ourselves on the back burner more often than not, but it's important for women to take care of themselves both physically and emotionally."

Mothers can apply these simple tips to have a wonderful Mother's Day and throughout the year.

● Make yourself a priority. This may be one of the hardest things you'll ever have to do, because you feel like your child should be the priority. Do it not for yourself, but for your child. Putting time toward your well-being now is like making an "investment" in your child's future.

● Get healthy and fit. Try to get at least six hours of sleep a night, eat properly and get some exercise in. Spring is a perfect time to start an exercise program. You don't have to join an expensive diet plan or pay for a gym membership to do this. A 30-minute walk, three times a week, is not only excellent for your heart, but regular fresh air and exercise can also benefit your mental health. Bring along a friend for motivation and accountability. You may also want to explore meditation or other relaxation techniques.

● Remember who you are. It's very easy to allow an all-encompassing challenge like raising a child with a disability to define you. Like any parent, much of your life is going to be centered on your children, but that doesn't mean you should abandon the hobbies, events, and activities you like doing, even if it's once a month. Ask a friend or family member to watch your child for a few hours, so you can do something you enjoy. Give yourself permission to have a good time and not feel guilty about it.

● Have some fun. Get together with your friends and family. Laugh, be playful and enjoy yourself. Go shopping or bowling. Visit a museum or attend a concert. Take advantage of the summer weather and go to the beach or have a picnic. It will do wonders for your emotional outlook to unload the weight of your responsibilities for a few hours.

● Learn a new hobby or skill. Learning and growing as an individual can make you feel better about yourself. It’s also a great way to build self-confidence. Many schools and universities offer on-line courses and degrees which will allow you to advance at your own pace and schedule. Consider attending a fun workshop at a neighborhood arts and crafts store or taking a computer or language course at your local public library.

● Keep in mind you’re human. No one’s perfect. You’re allowed to make mistakes, get angry, frustrated, resentful or even be a little sad at times. So cut yourself some slack every once in a while.

● Appreciate yourself. Do something nice for yourself, each week, no matter how small. It could be as simple as setting aside 30 minutes to watch your favorite TV show or calling a good friend to catch up. Buy something you've been wanting. Take yourself out to eat.

● Celebrate you! Know you're amazing. If anything, you're an even stronger and better person for having stepped up to the challenges of life with a special needs child.

Your Autism Coach, LLC ( provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the concerns of special needs parents. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life is available from Amazon ( and the author's website. Deanna is the recipient of both the "2018 Top Parental Advice Writer" Award and "2015 Top Life Coach Writer" Award by Autism Parenting Magazine.

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MPI Generali reaches out to families via The Human Safety Net; Malaysian Chapter with Yayasan Generasi Gemilang

MPI Generali and Generasi Gemilang all geared up!

K.G. Krishnamoorthy Rao, CEO MPI Generali (center) with Riana and Kylie from Generasi Gemlang team. At the background, the children enjoying the arts and craft session with the volunteers.

Parents with Generasi Gemilang Trainer, Kai Shen discussing about children’s behaviours and discipline.

The program is meant to empower and equip families, especially parents, with skills that address their specific needs and concerns to improve parent-child relationship and family well-being.”

— K.G. Krishnamoorthy Rao, CEO MPI Generali

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, April 27, 2019 / — MPI Generali Insurans Berhad (MPI Gen) embarked on a global CSR movement known as The Human Safety Net (THSN); a flagship initiative by Generali Group to help some of the most vulnerable communities around the world.

In a recent Unicef report, parents in B40 communities spend an average of 48 working hours a week yet earn much less than an average worker. In order to make ends meet, they have to spend more time working to feed their families at the expense of spending quality time with their children.

In partnership with Yayasan Generasi Gemilang (Generasi Gemilang); a well-established Malaysian charitable foundation, the journey between MPI Generali and Generasi Gemilang began in 2018 when it was apparent that both parties shared the same values and passion to bring positive impact to such families.

“We want to build self-worth, purpose and values by equipping families with tools and knowledge to thrive. As the saying goes, ‘Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime’. We want to introduce a program which is long term and sustainable” quoted K.G Krishnamoorthy Rao, CEO of MPI Generali.

It is important to plan the approach to reach out to the community with the input and feedback from the local community, hence the volunteers from MPI Generali and Generasi Gemilang conducted a community needs assessment at the end of last year in PPR Taman Putra Damai. “Understanding the community needs and interest is key to building a successful sustainable initiative. From the assessment, we found that although most families physically spend time together at least once a week, two-thirds of the parents felt they needed to be equipped with parenting skills in the area of behaviour and discipline and more than half of them needed skills on how to communicate with their children better,” quoted Melissa Ngiam, COO of Generasi Gemilang.

“Families influenced by the Asian culture in general are not used to practicing open communication or affection. Through our sessions, we help families understand one another using simple yet meaningful activities such as identifying each other’s love language and encouraging them to put it to practice. After our sessions, a single mother who had a strained relationship with her teenage son began to put what they had learnt to practice. The mother began praising her son regularly whilst her son helped with the household chores as a way to show love to one another. Over time, their relationship has improved and they now communicate more,” shared Vicky Liew, Section Head of Family Services in Generasi Gemilang.

This year, the team had successfully reached out to an average of 45 families with 57 individual parents and 97 children with the Family Education program. “The program is meant to empower and equip families, especially parents, with skills that address their specific needs and concerns to improve parent-child relationship and family well-being” K.G Krishnamoorthy Rao mentioned.

“This is only the start, we have more planned over the next 3 years to ensure we are able to see real impact to the lives of families we have touched by working on interventions that focuses on communication, early learning, health, nutrition, safety and security“ added K.G Krishnamoorthy Rao.

MPI Generali Insurans Berhad, leads the THSN (The Human Safety Net) Malaysian Chapter in partnership with Generasi Gemilang with focus on family programs to empower underserved parents by giving support and stimulation to the children during their formative time of life.

About MPI Generali Insurans Berhad
MPI Generali Insurans Berhad (“MPI Generali”), is a strategic partnership between Multi-Purpose Capital Holdings Berhad, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of MPHB Capital Berhad, a public listed company on the Bursa Malaysia, and Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (“Generali”), one of the largest global insurance providers with a rich heritage going back to 1831.
Established in 1973 and licensed by Bank Negara Malaysia under the Financial Services Act, 2013, MPI Generali’s core business is underwriting of general insurance business offering innovative insurance products and services to individual and corporate customers.

About Generasi Gemilang
YAYASAN GENERASI GEMILANG (GG) is a foundation committed to building a strong nation by raising exemplary next-generation and strengthening families. We believe that Love transforms lives; therefore our work inspires hope in people and empowers them to live life to their fullest potential. These people are children, youth, families, schools, corporations and community at large. Governed by a Board of Trustees, GG is based in the Klang Valley and conducts services throughout Malaysia. Formerly known as Persatuan Kebajikan Generasi Gemilang Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor, GG was incorporated as a foundation in December 2014.

About PPR Taman Putra Damai
Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) is a government program for the resettlement of squatters and residence requirements for low-income families. Located in the heart of Lembah Subang, PPR Taman Putra Damai (PPR TPD) is a low-cost housing area that spans across 8 blocks with a total of 3,000 units. At one point of time, this community was the largest PPR in Malaysia.

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MPI Generali Insurans Berhad
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Christian Faith Speaker Amy Blackwell Signs Book Publishing Contract with Creative Life Publishing

CEO Tricia Andreassen of Creative Life Publishing and Learning Institute

Creative Life Publishing and Learning Institute

Author and Christian Speaker Amy Blackwell

Author and Speaker Amy Blackwell

Christian Faith Speaker Amy Blackwell Signs Book Publishing Contract With Creative Life Publishing and Learning Institute with Tricia Andreassen as CEO.

My testimony proves that we are never too broken and hopeless for our Heavenly Father to come in and do a new work in us.”

— Amy Blackwell

CHARLOTTE, NC, USA, April 25, 2019 / — The debut book in the Christian Faith Genre for the female target audience is slated to be out late summer to early fall of 2019. The purpose of Blackwell’s first book is to share her personal story of overcoming life struggles and labels. “I want to show that no matter what or who you are, NOTHING can stop Gods plan.” Comments Blackwell. My testimony proves that we are never too broken and hopeless for our Heavenly Father to come in and do a new work in us. As I began to get help and let Him work in me the transformation happened. I also want to let the reader know that someone who lacks education and battles social anxiety can still make a difference.”

Creative Life Publishing and Learning Institute will distribute in hardcover and e-book format with an option for an Audio Book format to be released. “I heard Tricia Andreassen speak at the Global Media Summit in Dallas Texas on the topic, ‘Don’t let your Grandma’s receipt die with you.” In hearing this message I began to weep knowing that it was time for God to unlock parts of my voice and share what He had done for me. Releasing the shame behind abuse, financial loss, and almost having an abortion was not the testimony I wanted but this is the testimony I have from His grace and victory." Blackwell said in a statement. “This God-Inspired assignment to bring teaching and hope to women is bigger than a dream. It is my purpose.” Blackwell can be reached through her Facebook page at:

Creative Life Publishing's mission is to help writers unlock their voice, and discover the story within. The focus is to bring a message of hope, encouragement, leadership and faith, as well as life and business success strategies through the published word.The learning division is focused on providing educational resources to grow in multiple areas of life including: personal growth, parenting, dream building, business and marketing, faith and spiritual growth as well as writing retreats that help aspiring Authors become published. The Publishing company also works with seasoned Authors on how to effectively market their book through multi-channels such as how to develop online courses, podcasts,video production, TV and speaking content; pulling it all together for expanding their reach. CEO, Tricia Andreassen has a private coaching program for those who are wanting to become Best-Selling Authors and distribute their book through various forms of communication. Andreassen offers writing retreats, professional speaker content development workshops, as well as personal healing retreats focused on spiritual breakthrough. Book submissions are required through content review and private Author interview for integrity and personal integrity. Email or to inquire about Tricia Andreassen’s personal coaching, book content (keynote speaking) development, and marketing strategy services please visit

Tricia Andreassen
Creative Life Publishing and Learning Institute
+1 704-968-6994
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