Thursday, May 1, 2008


The FixYaFace Inner Beauty/Outer Wellness Blogazine
MAY 2008

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The FixYaFace Inner Beauty/Outer Wellness Blogazine is humbled by the return of the true motivators! YOURSELVES! And to the new viewers that have chosen this site as worthy of your time. We thank you immensely and welcome you always to write, read and pass along any of the topics that inspired you in your daily activities. New ideas and revised approaches that rejuvenate our mind were born out of meditation, thoughtful words, at home facials, writing down your weekly goals, cardio exercises, yoga moves and more. You got yourself some and got going!!

All we ever wanted was result, results, results. We re-negotiate our movements everyday. And now you have results. YES, you do. YOU have started a task, topic or time line that you have completed. Pause and think about it... Seeee, there it is. Celebrate the results of doing differently. Differently crept in when you stopped overeating late at night, stopped speaking first-then thinking later, stopped confusing a need with a want and stopped complaining about something you can actually change. YAAAY YOU!! It's not for me to know how you did it but (a higher power, I believe) and YOU worked it out:) You worked it out from within first. To present it as your new pattern/habit for positive results. This is our day, our year, our summer, our world. Wow, the WORLD is ours.
At some point you have to smile about it! Have fun, have faith and FIX YA FACE! (Have a great Mother's Day)

Exercises Of The Month:1. Drink more water and fresh juice. 2. Write down 2 small but specific goals for today-check them off as you go along.
--Marcella Precise


A BEAUTIFUL MIND welcomes to the interview chairs:

As we continue to bring motivated minds together for networking and new ideas that create a feeling like... KABOOM! Two Kind Ambitious Beautiful Outspoken Open Minded ladies of purpose that walk in faith. That faith is stronger that any obstacle that is placed before them and merely a stepping stone on their paved road to successful thinking. Please enjoy a glimpse of their journey's thus far as they continue to live with love and thankfulness.

MARCELLA PRECISE'S FAVORITE FIND OF THE MONTH has a review of great items worth showcasing.

The BE MY GUEST area this month is on Repeat. Today's child will be tommorrow's adult and any positive impact that you can have as a mentor, role model or confidant is welcomed. We're delighted to re-present


SHE DID IT!! is where passionate, sincere and dedicated individuals across the world are honored. Send us an email about 1 you know.


As per, May is National Foster Care Month

"Working It Out" From Within...Thursday May 1, 2008


You are a visionary, vibrant and very frugal when necessary! I know your minutes in this lifetime will consist of positive events where you can display these very same ideas. Congrats on using your abilities to balance a adequate lifestyle. No matter the task at hand, you developed a method of satisfaction. The days of relying on unreliable methods/people/thoughts are OVER! You worked it out by developing a strategy within for thriving :) Keep going! Keep learning! Keep loving!
Consider yourself to know the least in the room, that way you can absorb the positive energy and all the new revelations that come with constantly growing. This May, everyone you meet CAN be an opportunity to learn or exchange working concepts. Your life has valuable properties and you can continue to discover your joy in your journey. As others learn about themselves through their perspectives, it is not for you to change them but for you to choose them as valuable partners in your journey or NOT. Like-minded, positive people will always find each other. And it's always pleasure to see you here at FYF:)

The New Fruit Of The Month is thick, big and long (who the? lol). Yes, just because it's skin is yellow, please do not confuse it with a cowardly consumption. The skin is never needed anyway so peel it off and work it out. Your body will thank you for what your mouth is about to stuff into it (who said..forget it, lol). Of course we are talking about the banana. The banana contains Fiber (lowers the risk of heart disease,diabetes and kidney stones), Potassium (reduces risk of high blood pressure), B6 (balances hormones/strenghthens the immune system) Add a little fiber to your meal, summer drink or at-home facial/mask. Their in abundance at most neighborhood grocers so enjoy.
As per, the 6 most popular types are:

Manzano Banana

is short and chubby with a mild strawberry-apple flavor, and the skin is black when it's ripe.

Baby/Nino Banana

Baby/Nino banana is about three inches long. When they are ripe, they turn bright yellow and have a rich, sweet flavor, and creamy texture.

Burro banana

The Burro banana is round and has a squared off ends. This is stubbier, smaller, and more rectangular in shape than Cavendish yellow banana.

Red Banana

The Red banana is heartier and slightly sweeter than yellow banana. When ripe, they have maroon/purple skin to almost black, and the flesh is pinkish, or salmon yellow.

Plantain banana

The Plantain banana is starchy and lower in sugar. It has to be cooked before serving since it's unsuited to eat it raw. Plantains are native of India, and grow mostly in tropical climates.

Cavendish banana

The Cavendish banana is the most popular banana in the U.S. Sometimes it is also known as the Chiquita because Chiquita is the globe's largest banana producer. America eats more bananas than any other fresh fruits.


I've used my blender every other day in April for this delicious vitamin fruit boost. Place 2 peeled bananas, 10 strawberries and slightly blend for 10 seconds. Then place ice cubes, 1 handful of blueberries and 2 teaspoon of yogurt and blend to the thickness of your choice. I cleaned the blender before having the smoothie, to ready for the next usage.
This made 4 servings

At Home Banana FIXYAFACIAL Scrub
Clean your face/neck with your cleanser of choice. Rinse thoroughly twice. Pour 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil into a bowl of 1 mashed banana and stir in 1.5 teaspoon of white sugar. Stir for 2 minutes. Apply mixture to face. Scrub in outward circular motion for 1 minute then rinse off with warm water. Apply for a second time but leave on for 3 minutes.

Banana Crunch Muffins

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 extra-large eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 bananas)
1 cup medium-diced ripe bananas (1 banana)
1 cup small-diced walnuts
1 cup granola
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
Dried banana chips, granola, or shredded coconut, optional Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line 18 large muffin cups with paper liners. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the melted butter and blend. Combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas, and add them to the flour-and-butter mixture. Scrape the bowl and blend well. Don't overmix.
Fold the diced bananas, walnuts, granola, and coconut into the batter. Spoon the batter into the paper liners, filling each 1 to the top. Top each muffin with dried banana chips, granola, or coconut, if desired. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the tops are brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool slightly, remove from the pan, and serve.

(Please use your own personal discretion /caution if you are allergic, sensitive or unsure.)


Mentha Lip Shine- Root Beer By CO BIGELOW

...has a deliciously surprising burst. This Root Beer scented lip shine really wakes up your pucker. I'm delighted to report that the menthol effects tingle just enough to alert you of the soothing properties. I put dab on over my lip liner or nude to my lips after a rejuvenating spa-type bath. A little dot- does a lot. Sweet, fun and effective-is all we ever want to be but this product is ALREADY that:)
Please use your own personal discretion /caution if you are allergic, sensitive or unsure.



A Beautiful Mind welcomes

1. What keeps you feeling beautiful? If there's a song thatreflects your vibe, what would that song be? What is the color ofclothing that you would most likely wear to feel wonderful this

I feel beautiful when I wake up with a clear head and I'm eager tostart the day, Right now I'm listening to many tracks to ChrisetteMichelle's album, "I Am".I love colors so it would be Yellow, green, red, pink, orange.......
What is your favorite physical exercise? Dance( especially Modern)Why?I love how it makes me feel, the fluidity and expression. When doyou do this exercise? Wednesday evenings. I take and sometimes teach a free class at Acorn H.S Do you meditate, pray or/and take time to mentally relax? I pray every morning before I start work and at night before I go to bed. I meditate mostly when I'm home from work. If so why/howlong? praying and meditating can take 5-20 minutes. Praying and meditating keeps me in great spirit with a positive energy. If so, when/what part of the day to do you do meditate? during the evening
2. Tell us about EKI'S FAMOUS.
Eki's famous is a Jewelry Company, where fashion is renowned, celebrated and inspiring. We create one of a kind and unique jewelry. Our products are inspired by people and daily life occurrences, Which pushes us to look outside the box of just creating fashion, but telling a story with our jewelry, therefore Eki's Famous is not just a Jewelry Company!

3. With your successful experiences ranging from becoming a model at age 15 with Jim Hill's (pioneer of Ford Modeling Agency) RootsCommunity Films to being a Designer/Image Consultant and Partner withThe Gift Agency, allowing you to connect with people around the globe, what are some of your day to day activities?

I work at Acorn H.S full time as an After School Program Coordinator, which includes organizing a successful program of classes and activities. I'm at work at 10am, during the day I'm scheduling and planning trips or special rehearsals, locating my students in classes and talking to teachers and staff and parents. I'm constantly in andout of the office meeting with the parent coordinator, or in the cafeteria talking to students about after school activities and trips.On my lunch break I speak to my sister about different projects. I'm usually out of the building by 6 then I'm off to dance or model at ashow, shoot, meeting, church, practice, rehearsal or home making jewelry. :-)

4. What are you most proud of that you've done?

Being able to be me, expressing my inner beauty and creativity.

5. What do you do for fun? What new fun thing would you like to try?For fun I like to go to Jazz lounges or hang out with family and
friends, but truly I WANT TO TRAVEL MORE!!!!

6. One thing on my Life List is... probably be a Minister

7. What/Who keeps your grounded in this ever changing world?
God keeps me grounded, My Mom, sister, brother, dad , friends and my
assistant Nefertiti. OH………… good jazz and blues music

8. What are 2 qualities that you prefer in a mate at this point in your life?
just 2??????

My mate has to know and love God and be humble.

9. Who gave you 1 really good piece of advice and what was it?
Ms Montague, who is the security guard at the school, she tells me to be clear for what you ask God for and to be patient.
10. What piece of business advice would you like to share?
Know your business and what you are getting into. Don't make assumptions, be honest with others and yourself, learn about business and put God first

11. Put in order of favorite: Good Food, Good Shoe AND Good Night Sleep? Pant Suit, Blue Jeans, Mini Skirt OR Long Dress? High Heel,
Low Heel OR No Heel? They are all my favorite, I honestly love
them all, but since I have to put in order… here goes.. Good night sleep, Good Food, I like mini and long flowing skirts, all types of shoes, pant suit and blue jeans rock!!!!!!!!

12. What word would best describe you right now?


A Beautiful Mind welcomes

1. What keeps you feeling beautiful and energetic? If there's a song that reflects your vibe, what would that song be? The new love & appreciation I have for my spirit keeps a smile on my face because "there is nothing I can not do". "Free Your Mind" by En Vogue reflects my vibe right now. Having an open mind means I will always be able to grow & growth is important for the soul.What is your favorite physical exercise? My most favorite would have to be dance. Dance has been a part of my being since a young child going to my African dance classes, performing at family functions, doing talent shows and dancing professionally. Now, I get up early in the morning and pop in my salsa aerobics tape, my hip hop abs or my Beyonce dvd and work it out! Do you meditate, pray or/and take time to mentally relax? If so why/how long? On a normal morning before I put my toes on the floor I give thanks for my eyes opening up yet another day. Usually, before drifting off to sleep at night I reflect on all the days events and make a mental note of what I would like to do differently and also celebrate the results of the things I have been successful in doing differently.
2. Your successful past experiences range from Personal Assistant for rap pioneer Big Daddy Kane to a Real Estate Loan Officer and NOW the New York Assistant to the legendary Paul McCartney allows you to connect with people across the globe. Tell us about McCartney Productions Limited. What are some of your day to day activities?

MPL is a music publishing company and I have learned and aquired so many blessings in the 7 1/2 years
I have been with the company. Being there has exposed me to the pubishing side of the music business. and being an assistant has given me the opportunity to be exposed to people from all over and situations one could only dream of.

3. What do you do for fun? What new fun thing would you like to try? I love anything that has to do with music. Seeing my friends perform at their shows or going to concerts. I secretly would like to try hand gliding.

4. One thing on my Life List is well...The first thing at the top of my life list would be to see my visions of an organization that caters to and assists women of color and their families in coping with common health and daily coping issues. I know these organizations exist but there's no direct help in my community. Women have a lot on their plate and they need a more direct connection to the assistance they require. A place they can reach out to for any issue, health, babysitting, rehabilitations centers, shelters, used clothes etc.

5. What/Who keeps you grounded in an ever changing world? The power of prayer and the people in my circle keep stability in my life. I have a wonderful support system.

6. Fresh Juice or Green Tea? Chocolates or Love Letters? High heel or Low Heel? Fresh Juice (carrot & apple blend), Love Letters and Low Heels (Love high heels just can't walk in them, LOL!)

7. Who gave you 1 really good piece of advice and what was it? My circle told me to "Start taking better care of myself so that I can continue to take care of others"

8. What piece of business advice would you like to share? Always step back and think about what you are going to say before you say it! And never promise or commit to making something happen unless you are positive you can deliver!
9. Put all 3 in order of preference. And why that order? Good Night Sleep, Good Food, A Good Pair Of Shoes.
Good Night Sleep ~ I am always sleepy and I cannot function if I need a nap. Good Pair of Shoes ~ I can't make power moves if my feet hurt. Good Food ~ Food is easier to digest when it has been enjoyed.
10. What are 2 qualities do you prefer in a mate at this time in your life? Strength and Patience
11. What word would best describe you right now? Loved



BE MY GUEST in this section:


The FixYaFace Blogazineis pleased to have a Guest Section with Krystal M. She is a CSA at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and apart of Mentor USA ( One of her degrees is in Sociology and her occupation causes her to see some effects of how social interaction relates to life outlooks in adults. She believes that if you have the time and/or desire to mentor....your presence, knowledge and ability to relate may be the boost that a younger person needs to be inspired towards their own possibilities. Here's to staying helpful and hopeful for the future.

1. What brought You to Mentor USA? I signed up for Mentoring USA has part of my new year's resolutions to do something good for others. I found out about the organization though the website. I wanted to start out the year helping others.

2. What is Mentor USA? Mentoring USA is an organization that was founded by former State 1st Lady Matilda Raffa Cuomo. It is an off shot of the national nonprofit HELP USA. HELP USA is a national organization that was founded is reaction to homeless shelters across the country. HELP tries to provide comprehensive services to help people living in shelters transitions to housing. Mentoring USA works with New York City public schools, foster care agencies and nonprofits to provide one on one mentor to children to work on a variety of projects. Mentoring USA hopes that providing additional adult role models in the lives of children in their programs.

3. How will a child benefit from such a program and it's components To be a mentor it is only 1-3 hours out of the week that you have be free but this time is so valuable to the kids. You are there for homework help, art projects and cultural development activities. More over you are there to be an adult to hang out with. You are a role model to see out options in life outside of there parents. Parents are always a child's first role model. The positive support of a parents can give a child the opportunity to explore there dreams.

4. Did you have a mentor or someone you looked up to? I was a kid I looked up to the group leaders at the camp I went to. I when to the same camp for 10 years so I had the same groups leaders for years. I looked up to them because they were will to listen to my problems and not judge me the same way I thought my mom might. The website for the camp I went is and I have worked at When I was at camp we would play sports and do arts and crafts. I was able to develop independent thinking by doing crafts and leading games.

5. On a national level, where can a person begin to find a site to do mentoring? is a great to site. I hope everyone finds a little way to give back. It will make you feel good.

6. Any encouraging words that you'd like to share? If you have time and true positive desire-volunteer.


Playwright and Author, ANDRENA HALE (DC/NY)
on her Heart & Soul Internet Radio Show interview at (Progressive Radio Network)
airing to begin May 1, 2008



Celebrity fashion stylists,

Charity Fashion Show Fundraiser for HIV/AIDS Awareness
on May 9, 2008 6pm-8pm NY

RSVP with

Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) YOGA IN THE PARK WITH ANDREA DOWNES (NY)
on Saturday 10am-11am May 10, 2008


Pologround Ent. R&B/ Jazz Artist

AIDS WALK NY--- MAY 18th 2008
To join TEAM CANDY please visit
Follow the “REGISTER TO WALK” link and join TEAM CANDY #3454

To contribute visit
Follow the "sponsor a walker" link and enter her name: Candace Jones

Original Urban Romance Author, LORETTA R. WALLS (VA)
along with NuCherte Publishing, on the debut of her newest novel
"A Fantasy Of Love"


As per "Activate Self Esteem"

Donate a phone, save a life
"Beginning in March, The Body Shop called for Americans to voice their concern about the shocking extent of domestic violence by recycling their old cell phones and our loyal customers responded. A record 115,000 cell phones have been collected from coast to coast, raising much needed funds to help victims. The donated phones will be sold, refurbished, or recycled, with proceeds benefiting the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and the Wireless Foundation. Additionally, a number of phones will be distributed to approximately 200 women's shelters for dissemination to at-risk women who need access to a personal safety system when domestic violence strikes."


THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2008 at: Hampton University, Virginia Howard University, Washington University Of California, Los Angeles Long Island University, New York And every graduate in America. You are our purposeful and positive leaders of tomorrow. Congratulations on your journey. KEEP GOING!!

The New Business Owners of
Athens-Clarke County, Georgia and Detroit, Michigan

Because you were born...Great things were born

A Mathews-05/02
Jackie M-05/03
Renee J L-05/06
Reesie Simms-05/06
Lisa M-05/06
Kelly/Tee Tee-05/10
Lina Retel-05/10
Najwa M-05/17
Sarae T- 05/21
Misty F-05/23
K R Johnson-05/23
Malisha N-05/25

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