Friday, April 11, 2014

APRIL 2014 / SPRINGING INTO THE LOVE YOU WANT TO FEEL




APRIL 2014

(Because of YOU and your warm spirit, The YAAY YOU Blogazine's viewership
reached over 2.1 million and I thank you)
 




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SPRINGING INTO THE LOVE YOU WANT TO FEEL


HI THERE! How are you feeling? FAVORED, I hope. I'm sure you are because you made it to this day! This day belongs to The LIVING! Every moment we breathe is another chance to create the joy that we desire for that day! A joy that feels great to US! A joy that makes our purpose true and our goals real. The counting of our individual blessings, tend to open themselves up to reveal possible happiness in several areas of life. New blessings and re-aligned blessings sound great to me!  I am very grateful for the Frequent FLYers that have returned to get inspiring concepts, healthy recipes and reviews of products that soothe the spirit. MAY YOUR GOALS SOAR AND REVEAL YOUR GREATNESS. I appreciate the new readers for the same reason:) You all are welcome here. Let's support the ideas that each of us are able to fulfill our daily goals without hindering another persons goals on purpose. Let's go forth in only the thoughts of goodness towards our own next step. Let's take our own next step and keep stepping. Let's get involved in our own joy and the joy of the love ones closely around us!  You are working and this month will be working for you! The goodness  of our future is developed today and all is truly possible now. POWERFUL love is on the rise and everything prosperous is in our reach! Reach for it! Do something! Think something! Learn something! Happiness is personal to the individual that seeks it and the activity of following our own goals, will surely help us find that happiness. Life is happening, let's align ourselves with methods to steer it in the direction of "happening" how we desire. Let's welcome the responsibility of bringing our own personal good energy and skills to the tasks at hand. 

Wonderful weather days are upon us. Breathe in the sun, have a conversation that opens your mind, write in a note that enlightens your life's concepts, eat foods that lead to a great tasting experience, go on a vacation that lifts your spirit. Just FEEL it! Feel like it now. And KNOW that what feels good for you, is for you. You will be glad you did and smile about it later. Congratulations on everything powerful that is working thru you, with you and for you:)

Have a wonderful APRIL!!! IT'S YOURS! See you soon.

-Marcella Precise

Exercises Of The Month:1. Go for a Talk while you Walk/Jog
2. Drink Water and Eat Fresh Foods
3. Forgive yourself. Work with the best "you" that is available today


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IN 'YAAY YOU' THIS MONTH:

A BEAUTIFUL MIND welcomes to the interview chairs:

CHRISTINE IMARENEZOR
JENNA FIRSHEIN

As we prepare do all that is capable and desired to make us feel happy. We face obstacles that have been defeated before, as history shows, we can never have a new problem. Wonderful to know that the resolution gets closer as we DO something about it!
For we are aiming to feel that all great ideas are
... WORTHWHILE!!
Meet two
Wonderful Optimistic Riviting Tenacious Happening Intelligent Loving Encouraging women with positive outlooks that supports their grateful movements of this lifetime.
Please enjoy a glimpse of their journey thus far.


MARCELLA PRECISE'S FAVORITE FIND has a review of great item worth showcasing.

The BE MY GUEST has a informative site noted. As always we applaud efforts of anyone working with positive energy and actions.

SHE DID IT!! is where passionate, sincere and dedicated individuals across the world are honored. Send us an email about 1 you know. SEND US YOUR BIRTH DATE TO POST!



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APRIL is 
  • Keep American Beautiful Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month

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The Food Of The Month is the Tomato. With healthy tasty concepts being created everyday, it's no wonder that the treasures of this earth are getting it's proper applause. This sweet treasure has antioxidants and is to believed to help to regulate fat in the bloodstream.  It's a resource for vitamins E and C. 

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


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Ground Chicken Tacos with Creamy Salsa

Recipe courtesy of

Sunny Anderson/FoodTv
Show: Cooking For Real / Episode: Taco Dinner, Taco Lunch


Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, grated on a rasp or minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon (1 packet) sazon seasoning
1 pound ground chicken
2 teaspoons flour
1 cup chicken stock
12 taco shells, kept warm in a 200 degree oven
Shredded lettuce, for serving
Creamy Salsa, for serving, recipe follows
Creamy Salsa:
4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1 scallion, finely chopped
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon hot sauce (recommended: Frank's Red Hot)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/ground-chicken-tacos-with-creamy-salsa-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Directions:

In a large saute pan with straight sides over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the red and green bell pepper, onion and then season with salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Saute until the vegetables are tender then add the garlic, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, and sazon seasoning. Cook for a minute or so then add the ground chicken and cook, breaking up the chicken with a wooden spoon while stirring. Make sure to really break up the ground chicken on this step so there are no large clumps.

Once the chicken is cooked through, sprinkle the flour over the top and stir while cooking to allow the flour to blend into the chicken for a few minutes. Add the chicken stock then raise the heat to a simmer and cook until the stock thickens a bit, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve in warm taco shells topped with shredded lettuce and a dollop of Creamy Salsa, recipe follows.

Creamy Salsa:
Combine the tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, scallion, sour cream hot sauce, garlic powder, and lime juice in a medium bowl. Stir to combine, then season with salt and pepper to taste, and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 1 1/2 cups.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/ground-chicken-tacos-with-creamy-salsa-recipe.html?oc=linkback



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A Beautiful Mind welcomes

CHRISTINE IMARENEZOR (IL / NY)





1.  If there's a song that reflects your vibe, what would that song be?  Do you meditate, pray or/and take time to mentally relax?  If so, what part of the day? For how long?

Right now, I would say the song that fits my vibe right now is "In The Meantime" by some great singers named KING. The lyrics are so genuine and gentle. It's a mellow, relaxing and smooth song that fits me perfectly.

I take time to mentally relax the moment I get home from a productive day at work. I turn off my phone and computer and just shut down and practice deep breathing exercises and just try and de-clutter my mind and not think about anything that happened that day or what needs to be done in the future. I try to do this for  about 15-30 mins.

2. Tell us about 2 great projects that you were apart of in your lifetime and what inspired you to go after those goals?

While in college, I was a part of the student organization behind bringing big acts to perform on our campus. I was inspired to be a part of this team because I knew that I wanted to be involved with the entertainment industry in any way, shape or form. One year, we managed to book Kanye West as our headlining act. 

I made a goal to help out with setting up the stage and work before and after the show. I wanted to use that time to meet some people behind-the-scenes, whether it be engineers, musicians, assistants - you name it. I knew that opportunities like this could potentially create new relationships. Since then, I have connected with a few folks, some of whom I still keep in touch with today.

That's the only project that sticks out the most to me. I honestly find inspiration in other people's life journey and story. When someone close to me accomplishes a big goal, I congratulate them and use their story to fuel my own dreams. 

3.What early part of your life's journey prompted you to go create such a necessary outlet as being a Content Producer at SPIN MEDIA?

I've always been addicted to the Internet and social media. While in college, I surfed MySpace a lot because I saw the power in reaching people who I'd probably never get a chance to meet or connect with in real life. 

During this same time, I began to understand the influence of weblogs in the entertainment industry. I did a little bit of blogging as well. After I finally graduated, I had a hard time finding a job and when the opportunity presented itself in the form of freelance writer, I jumped on it and left my hometown of Chicago. 2 years later, I became full-time Content Producer & Social Media Manager. 


4. With some of your successful experiences allowing you to connect with other purposeful people, what are some of your day to day activities?


My day to day activity involves checking emails and rummaging through the latest news, photos, images, etc. about black celebrities. If I see nice pictures of a prominent figure, I'm sure to choose the best looking ones. At the end of the day, people will more than likely come across this same photo 5, 10, 25 years from now. I keep in mind the importance of making sure my African-American brothers and sisters are highlighted in the best way possible, that's if what I'm working on doesn't involve drama or gossip. 

5.  What do you do for fun? What new fun thing would you like to try?

When I have the time, I really enjoy free-climbing at Brooklyn Boulders. I LOVE food so checking out a new restaurant is my second favorite activity. I would love to fly out to Los Angeles or Chicago and hit up the Sky High trampoline gym. It looks like a fun place to play around! When I'm not eating or being physically active, I'm relaxing or exploring new places in New York City.


6.  One thing on my Life List is... 
I would love to sky dive one day! But over a scenic area like Patagonia or an Amazon forest!


7.  What/Who keeps your grounded in this ever changing world?

My family. They always remind me of where I come from and of the Nigerian culture I was raised in. Also, having faith in God and in myself while having a positive outlook on the future is what helps keep me out of the clouds. Oh and my closest friends.

8.  What are 2 qualities that you prefer and respect about a mate at this point in your life? Vulnerability and authenticity.


9.  Who gave you 1 really good piece of advice early on and what was it?

Wow. My mom and dad are always dropping gems on me. So often that it's hard to pick just one. But I will say that they always give me great encouragement and help me find clarity in difficult situations that pop up in my life. I love them so much!

10. What piece of business advice would you like to share?

Know your worth. Don't be lazy about reading the fine print. Always stay on top of what's going on around you, especially outside of your industry. Everything and everyone is connected. That was definitely more than one, but hey, you can never have too much advice. 

11. What is NEXT for you in 2014 and beyond?

Now that ConcreteLoop.com has come to end, I look to focus more on the social space and take on a social media manger or community manager role. I am also launching a new website dedicated to women and them knowing their self-worth through fitness of the mind, body and soul. 

12.      Choose 1: High Heel, Low Heel OR No Heel?  NO Heel   - I like to feel comfortable, especially since I'm always on the go.

             Choose 1: Novels, Biographies, Inspirational Book OR Blog?    Inspirational Book – Just finished reading the 'Feel the Fear…and Do It Anyway.'

              Choose 1: Fresh Fruit, Fruit Smoothie OR Fresh Fruit Juiced?   Fruit Smoothie  - I need everything from that fruit, including the fiber. Lol

13. What ONE word would best describe YOU right now?

Grateful.

Optional SideNote: In 2 sentence or less, what do you think of the YAAY YOU Blogazine? 

I think it's a great way to spread positivity and inspiration to those in need of motivation.  Kudos to you, Marcella!







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JENNA FIRSHEIN (NJ / PA / ITALY)






1.  If there's a song that reflects your vibe, what would that song be?  Do you meditate, pray or/and take time to mentally relax?  If so, what part of the day? For how long?
The song that most represents my vibe is Wings by Little Mix.  It is an anthem for being proud of yourself and it definitely pumps me up when I listen to it.  I am not a mediator in the strict sense, however the things that I fill my life with provide me with the same sense - Pilates, Teaching Zumba, my family and boyfriend, and having quiet along time. 

2. Tell us about 2 great projects that you were apart of in your lifetime and what inspired you to go after your goal of being a Zumba Instructor?
Besides working full time and being a Zumba® Instructor, I volunteer about 20 hours a month as the Director at Large of my neighborhood association, Riverview Neighborhood Association in Jersey City Heights.  It has been very rewarding and I am part of some amazing group of people who strive to make our neighborhood better.
Another project that I was part of was being in a community production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat at Temple Emeth in Teaneck.  I got to know my temple family much better and you really create a strong bond.  I also found out I could sing and it gave me confidence in my abilities. 
I first did not want to try Zumba®.  I really wanted a jazzercise/aerobics class and to just dance and my aunt told me to try Zumba®; I will absolutely love it.  And I did.  I had a fabulous teacher and I took her class for 2 years.  I took a lot of other Zumba® classes always looking for what my first teacher had and I realized this is what I wanted to do.  It took me a while, but I finally got licensed in October 2012 and it was definitely the right decision.  It allowed me to mix my love of dance (having danced since I was 4) and put it into a real world application.  I know teach 2 classes, do parties and teen events, and am currently going for my Group Exercise Certification. 

3. With some of your successful experiences allowing you to connect with other purposeful people, what are some of your day-to-day activities?
Getting involved in the neighborhood association has allowed me to connect to different people and experience things I would have never experienced before.  I meet people of all professions, having different passions, who are all on different journeys and I am just a wave in their ocean.  We do different events that target different people as well.  I love doing the social events and this tends to bring in a diverse group of people

 4.  What do you do for fun? What new fun thing would you like to try?
 I love reading, cooking, and being outside.  Another exercise that I am big into is Pilates.  I am an avid in to watching tv (very much a product of my generation).  
I have always wanted to go on a road trip and travel south to Georgia Peach Country and end of in New Orleans.  I also would love to try going on a trapeze or racing a car (even though I get car/airsick).  And finally, disconnecting from the world and just relax.  


5.  One thing on my Life List (something you'd still love to accomplish but haven't done yet in this lifetime) is...
I studied abroad in Italy and fell in love and have wanted to go back every since.  I would want to take a few months and just travel through Europe, Mediterranean sea, and then end up on a beach somewhere.  I have lots of friends who have done this and I am terribly jealous of them.

6.  What/Who keeps your grounded in this ever changing world?
My family is very supportive of me and all that I do.  My boyfriend has provided me with another sense of security knowing I have someone (besides my family) standing behind me, lifting me up.  I also have a great web of friends in all the different arenas that I work/volunteer/play and they all help me to continue to be me and strive to work hard. 

7.  What are 2 qualities that you prefer and respect about a mate at this point in your life?
I am looking for someone who can keep up with me, but also someone who can do nothing and just hang out, read a book and lie low.

8.  Who gave you 1 really good piece of advice early on and what was it?
Breathe. Think. Then Go.

9. What piece of business advice would you like to share?
Having a mentor and a web of people that you can work with, ask questions and help in return is the best thing I can recommend.  Even if you are working solo you always need someone to bounce ideas off of.

10. What is NEXT for you in 2014 and beyond?
I am continuing on my fitness path – group exercise certification, Pilates certification, different approaches and techniques. I continually expand where I teach and doing more fundraisers and events.  I am always meeting new people and will continue to connect with people and bring other together.

11.   Choose 1: High Heel, Low Heel OR No Heel?   No Heel even though I own a lot of heels 
         Choose 1: Novels, Biographies, Inspirational Book OR Blog? Novels
         Choose 1: Fresh Fruit, Fruit Smoothie OR Fresh Fruit Juiced?  Fruit smoothie.

12. What ONE word would best describe YOU right now? 

Hustling!


Optional SideNote: In 2 sentence or less, what do you think of the YAAY YOU Blogazine? 
I love YAAY YOU.  Reading about women who are fierce and amazing and all brought together because of you Preciseness . 
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SHE DID IT!!
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HONORS:

All Seniors returning to school for the Spring 2014 Session!
GOOD LUCK! BE GREAT!

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HONORS: Eden Sanaa Ducan-Smith



Actress, Singer, Dancer, Spokesperson


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HONORS: Recording Artist, TIFFANY MYNON

on her new EP on itunes entitled :
LOVE VENDOR


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HONORS:


SheThinx.com

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HONORS:

LANISHA RENE, MBA



Business Columnist: Kontrol Magazine 
Executive Editor: Kontrol Girl Magazine
Sr. Business Developer/Publicist
LR Consulting Enterprise
Business Development | Strategic Marketing | Public Relations





on continuing to create a impact with multi-media outlets

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HONORS: 

Deidre Cash-Simmons


Human Resources Consultant and
owner of


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HONORS: 

Bianca Jade


Singer/Songwriter
SPARKLE MOVIE Singing Challenge Winner
Twitter.com/BiancaJadeSings

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HONORS:

The NEW BUSINESS OWNERS of Santa Barbara, California and Louisville, Kentucky

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HONORS:

The NEW BRIDES of Portland, Oregon

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HONORS:

The NEW MOMS AND DADS of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Hauppauge, New York

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*****HAPPY BIRTHDAY*****
Because you were born...Great things were born

Ms. Daya M-04/01
Ms. K Hems-04/01
Miss. Floreda TL-04/04
Mrs. Tee L.-04/08
Mrs. Michella Brown-04/08
Ms. Essence Gee-04/09
Miss Dora-04/12
Ms. Kimberly F-04/12
Mrs. Freda Marie C- 04/24
Ms. Helenia D-04/24


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To be considered for *A Beautiful Mind*, BE MY GUEST, or SHE DID IT!! Write us at YaayYou@gmail.com

Monday, April 15, 2013

APRIL 2013 SPRINGING INTO ACTIVE JOY




APRIL 2013

(Because of YOU and your warm spirit, The YAAY YOU Blogazine's viewership
reached over 2.1 million and I thank you)
 



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SPRINGING INTO ACTIVE JOY

HI THERE! How are you feeling? FAVORED, I hope. I'm sure you are because you made it to this day! This day belongs to The ACTIVE! Every moment we breathe is another chance to create the harmony that we desire of the day! A day that sounds good to US! A day that makes our purpose true and our goals real. The steady beat of our individual purposes, tend to lead us passionately  along the path of happiness. Happiness sounds great to me!  I am very grateful for the Frequent Tryers that have returned to get inspiring concepts, healthy recipes and reviews of products that soothe the spirit. I appreciate the new readers for the same reason:) You all are welcome here. Let's support the ideas that each of us are able to fulfill our daily goals without hindering another persons goals on purpose. Let's go forth in only the thoughts of goodness towards our own next step. Let's take our own next step and keep stepping. Let's get involved in our own joy and the joy of the love ones closely around us!  You are working and this month will be working for you! The goodness  of our future is developed today and all is truly possible now. POWERFUL love is on the rise and everything prosperous is in our reach! Reach for it! Do something! Think something! Learn something! Happiness is personal to the individual that seeks it and the activity of following our own goals, will surely help us find that happiness. Life is happening, let's align ourselves with methods to steer it in the direction of "happening" how we desire. Let's welcome the responsibility of bringing our own personal good energy and skills to the tasks at hand. Wonderful weather days are upon us. Breathe in the sun, have a conversation that opens your mind, write in a note that enlightens your life's concepts, eat foods that lead to a great tasting experience, go on a vacation that lifts your spirit. Just FEEL it! Feel like it now. And KNOW that what feels good for you, is for you. You will be glad you did and smile about it later. Congratulations on everything powerful that is working thru you, with you and for you:)

Have a wonderful APRIL!!! IT'S YOURS! See you soon.

-Marcella Precise

Exercises Of The Month:1. Go for a Talk while you Walk/Jog
2. Drink Water and Eat Fresh Foods
3. Forgive yourself. Work with the best "you" that is available today


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IN FYF THIS MONTH:

A BEAUTIFUL MIND welcomes to the interview chairs:

LISA VITALE
DJ RERE

As we prepare do all that is capable and desired to make us feel happy. We face obstacles that have been defeated before, as history shows, we can never have a new problem. Wonderful to know that eth resolution gets closer as we DO something about it!
For we are aiming to feel that all great ideas are
... POSSIBLE!!
Meet two 
Passionate Optimistic Sensible Striving Interesting Bold Loving Encouraging women with positive outlooks that supports their grateful movements of this lifetime.
Please enjoy a glimpse of their journey thus far.


MARCELLA PRECISE'S FAVORITE FIND has a review of great item worth showcasing.

The BE MY GUEST has a informative site noted. As always we applaud efforts of anyone working with positive energy and actions.

SHE DID IT!! is where passionate, sincere and dedicated individuals across the world are honored. Send us an email about 1 you know. SEND US YOUR BIRTH DATE TO POST!



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APRIL is 
  • Keep American Beautiful Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month







The Food Of The Month is the Plum. With the world going green more and more everyday, it's no wonder that the treasures of this earth are getting it's proper recognition. Helps to fight Alzhiemer's and to reduce the risk of diabetes. Great resource for vitamins and great addition to recipes daily.

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

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Moroccan Chicken with Squash and Dried Plums

Recipe courtesy Amy Finley/FoodTv
Show: The Gourmet Next Door Episode: Moroccan State Of Mind


Ingredients
7 tablespoons olive oil
1 lemon, zest grated and juiced (about 2 to 3 tablespoons juice) plus 2 lemons, quartered, for garnish
1 teaspoon harissa
4 skinless chicken thighs, (about 2 pounds)
1/2 cup chicken broth
Pinch saffron strands
1 large onion, chopped
3 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch half moons or chunks
3 yellow squash, cut into 1/2-inch half moons or chunks
3 medium plum tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup dried pitted prunes (about 10)
1/4 cup black olives, pitted
Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 cup almonds
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Special Equipment: coffee grinder, Dutch oven
Serving Suggestion: flatbread
In a medium glass bowl, combine the spice mixture, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, the lemon zest, lemon juice, and harissa. Add the chicken thighs and stir to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours. Warm the chicken broth and add the saffron strands, then allow to steep at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade. In a Dutch oven over high heat, brown the chicken thighs on both sides in 2 tablespoons olive oil, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Set chicken aside on a plate. Reduce the heat to medium, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan, and saute the onion until golden, about 5 minutes. Place the chicken thighs on top of the onions and add any accumulated juices from the plate. Arrange the zucchini and yellow squash and tomato quarters on top of the chicken and tuck in the prunes and olives. Season well with salt and pepper. Pour over the chicken broth and saffron. Cover and place on the bottom rack of the oven. Let cook undisturbed 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is falling off the bone. Remove from the oven and transfer the contents of the Dutch oven to a large serving dish.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a small saucepan over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the almonds and fry until the skins begin to crackle, about 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the almonds and hot oil over the vegetables and chicken on the serving dish. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve, spooning over the sauce in the dish and garnishing each plate with the lemon quarters.

Cook's Note: If you're using a tagine: An unseasoned ceramic tagine may crack in the oven. Before using the tagine for the first time, submerge and soak it overnight in cool water. Pat dry and rub the inside with 1 tablespoon olive oil, then place in 350 degree F oven for 1 hour. Allow to cool, then proceed with the recipe.

Spice Mixture:
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Combine the spices in a coffee grinder and grind to a medium-fine powder. Add the kosher salt and pepper. Store in an air-tight container, if not using immediately.

Yield: 2 to 3 tablespoons

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/the-gourmet-next-door/moroccan-chicken-with-squash-and-dried-plums-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback
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Fabulously Fresh Green Tea & Lemongrass Hand Soap
by BURT BEES




...is soothingly appropriate.  The Sunflower and Coconut Oils create great moisture my hands. Cleansing never felt so nature to the fingers, as it does when the Green Tea extract is doing it's thing!.  If you try it, let us know about it.




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A Beautiful Mind welcomes

LISA VITALE (MI / CA)





To show a diverse reach of readers that everything is possible all over the
globe, what states or countries have you lived in? What state do you live in now?



I was born and raised in Sterling Heights (a suburb of Metro Detroit, Michigan). I lived there my entire life, but soon after finishing college I moved out to Los Angeles. I've only been here about 4 weeks!



1.  If there's a song that reflects your vibe, what would that song be?  Do
 you meditate, pray or/and take time to mentally relax?  If so, what part of
the day? For how long?



My vibe changes a lot, but I'd say "Open" by Rhye reflects my current
state of mind. I'd love to start meditating. I've tried a few times but I have a hard time quieting my thoughts. When I'm relaxing, I usually find myself listening to an album straight through or 
marathon-watching one of my favorite shows (Girls, Mad Men, Weeds,etc). I usually do this at night for a couple hours before falling asleep.



2. Tell us about 2 great projects that you were apart of in your lifetime and what inspired you to go after those goals?



The first great project I was a part of was Orange Marsupials. Theband formed when we met in high school and we started jamming covers of Bob Marley, Queen, Sublime, etc. Eventually, we started making
original songs and continued on as a band for the next 6 years. We were motivated purely by our love for music. We recently broke up, but I'll never forget the memories I created with those guys, and they
remain some of my best friends. My favorite song of ours is here: https://soundcloud.com/orange-marsupials/inescapable.


The second great project is one I'm just starting now- my first soloalbum! I can write whatever melodies I want, say whatever I need to say... it's such a pure form of expression. Though I love collaborating with others, this is really freeing, and I can't wait to get in the studio with a great producer and put the finishing touches
on it!




3.What early part of your life's journey, prompted you to go create such a
necessary outlet as singing?


I don't know if anything really prompted it- I've been singing as longas I can remember. Ever since I was 5, when people asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up, I'd always immediately answer "sing."
It's something that's just ingrained in my DNA. It can relax me, but also invigorate me, and there's few things in life that can really do both.




4. With some of your successful experiences allowing you to connect with other purposeful people, what are some of your day to day activities?

Now that I'm in Los Angeles, my day-to-day activities have changed a bit. I still work full-time at Guitar Center, but in my spare time Iwork on my album, jam with local musicians, and hang out with my boyfriend (who also writes music!) Basically, I try to surround myself with the things I love to do and the people I love.




5.  What do you do for fun? What new fun thing would you like to try?


I love hiking, rollerblading, and street hockey. My band members used to get street teams together in the summer! If I'm indoors, I love reading (mostly fiction). One of my favorite books of all time is A Clockwork Orange.


6.  One thing on my Life List 
is...I want to travel to Europe, specifically Sicily. I'm mostly Sicilian
and I'd love to see where my grandparents came from, and maybe meet some long-lost relatives. Mainly, I want to eat REAL Sicilian pizza.



7.  What/Who keeps your grounded in this ever changing world?



I'd say what really keeps me grounded right now is myself. I'mconstantly listening to the newest music, paying attention to what's going on in the industry, and comparing myself to those artists. Whileit's not good to worry too much about what other people are doing, it keeps me working hard seeing people I admire being noticed for their music. It makes me appreciate all of the fans I have, but also constantly challenge myself to get my music out to more people. I
never want to get too comfortable or stop pushing, because I think that's when you start to lose your passion.




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


I've found a really great boyfriend, and the two qualities that I love
about him are:

1. He is never jealous. We have mutual respect and trust, and that is
so important. We're both loyal people, so we never get into big fights
or question each other. He's laid-back, and that's such a great
quality in a boyfriend.


2. He's very supportive. He produces electronic music, and I'm not
great with Pro Tools/recording software in general, so he really helps
me out when I need to record quick ideas. He's also aware of the fact
that if I DO start making real progress in music, I won't be around
all the time... and he's okay with that. He's been on tour himself. He
just encourages me to do whatever I want to do, and I do the same for
him.



9.  Who gave you 1 really good piece of advice early on and what was it?


There's one piece of advice that multiple musicians have given me, and so I think it must really be important. They said "Don't ever get jaded." I really took this to heart. You can't ever get over-confident or, even worse, bored of the music you're making. You've got to challenge yourself and really try to make every song the very best it can be. I think this is great advice. Right now, there's nothing in the world I'd love more than making music my regular day job. Being in a studio 10 hours a day, playing shows every night...this is what I want my life to be, and I'm going to try to ALWAYS stay passionate about it.



10. What piece of business advice would you like to share?


Surround yourself with people you respect not only as businessmen, but as human beings. I feel like I finally found really trustworthy,positive, and supportive management in Brian Washington (TheWashington Administration). He's knowledgeable about the industry and most importantly, very honest with me. That's the key right there. If you get bad vibes from possible management, it's important to pay attention to your gut instinct (I've learned that from experience.) Lots of people will promise you things... go with the person who promises you nothing, except that if you work hard, he/she will do their very best to get your music out there.


11. What is NEXT for you in 2013 and beyond?


Hmm... let's see. I'd like to get an EP out, begin playing shows in
the LA area, maybe even get a small tour in by mid- 2014. My main goalis to just write as often as I can, and not to get caught up in the parties around here (though I won't lie, I do wanna hit up a few ;]).


12.   Choose 1: High Heel, Low Heel OR No Heel?
        Choose 1: Novels, Biographies, Inspirational Book OR Blog ?
        Choose 1: Fresh Fruit, Fruit Smoothie OR Fresh Fruit Juiced?
1. High heel DEFINTELY! Not all the time. I love my Nikes and Adidas,but when it's time to go out, I like to wear stilettos with dark jeans and a leather jacket.

2. Novels. I have always loved them, though I'm definitely into reading biographies about people who really inspire me. I just love fiction because it's I believe books should allow you to escape into another world for a little while.




13. What ONE word would best describe YOU right now?
Animated.



Optional SideNote: In 2 sentence or less, what do you think of the YAAY YOU
Blogazine?

YAAY YOU is a badass blogazine, and I'm so excited to be a part of it.
Marcella, I admire all that you've accomplished and your passion for
what you do. Love you!





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DJ RERE (NE / IA / FLA)







To show a diverse reach of readers that everything is possible all over the globe, 
what states or countries have you lived in? What state do you live in now?
Born and raised in Omaha, NE.  Went to school at Iowa State University (Ames, IA), lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico, back to Omaha, moved to Roanoke, VA now I'm in South Florida (Miami area). 


1.  If there's a song that reflects your vibe, what would that song be?  Do you meditate, pray or/and take time to mentally relax?  If so, what part of the day? For how long?

So I'm not a "one song" kind of girl, but if someone would make a MC Breed/Drake/Harlem Shake/Elli Goulding type song, that would be me!!! 
2. Tell us about 2 great projects that you were apart of in your lifetime and what inspired you to go after those goals?

I absolutely love most of my gigs so picking two is hard, but I loved DJing for Sons of Mystro at Disney World and Djing for Carnival Cruise Lines.  I am a natural go-getter so I am always driven to be better than yesterday.  I find something I love, I go after it and never stop until I get to the top.  


3.What early part of your life's journey prompted you to go create such a necessary outlet as being apart of the FLEET DJs and STREET STYLE DJS? ?

I actually was approached from these amazing organizations to be a member.  I already knew about the coalitions and their reputations, so being approached and asked to be a member was an honor.  My hard work was being noticed by national organizations and that was wake up call that I am doing something right and to just get better!  



4. With some of your successful experiences allowing you to connect with other purposeful people, what are some of your day to day activities?

For awhile I was a full time graduate student pursuing my Public Administration and having a full time job as a Program Director for a non-profit organization.  I am also a DJ, where I dj on a weekly basis.  I just recently graduated in February 2013. 

5.  What do you do for fun? What new fun thing would you like to try?


FUN!?!? My job is pretty fun I think!!! Besides Djing, I like to hang out with my family/friends, go to the gun range, clubbing, hang out with my dog and travel (alot).  I would LOVE to jump out of a plane! I think I'm going to do that very soon!  


6.  One thing on my Life List is...I want to Dj in more than one country on a consistent basis for at least half a year (tour).  



7.  What/Who keeps your grounded in this ever changing world?


My family and my dog.  My family always keeps it real with me, always!


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


Supportive and understanding 


9.  Who gave you 1 really good piece of advice early on and what was it?


I forget, but I will never forget what they said, "Treat others how you would want to be treated."


10. What piece of business advice would you like to share?

Never uncut or disrespect the game you play.  So many people are in the game for the wrong reasons, making it tough for people who are passionate about their craft succeed or prosper.     


11. What is NEXT for you in 2013 and beyond?

I am working on more mixtapes and of course DJing across the U.S.  You will be seeing more of ReRe this year!! 



12.   Choose 1: High Heel, Low Heel OR No Heel?  Go high or go home! 
        Choose 1: Novels, Biographies, Inspirational Book OR Blog ?  Blogs
        Choose 1: Fresh Fruit, Fruit Smoothie OR Fresh Fruit Juiced?  Fresh fruit juiced


13. What ONE word would best describe YOU right now? 

LOCA (Crazy)

Optional SideNote: In 2 sentence or less, what do you think of the YAAY YOU Blogazine? 
I think it's a great outlet for women to learn from one another, very informative.
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