It is important to increase awareness and understanding of #selfcare and #mentalhealth Last month, I hosted a workshop for #environmentaljustice #activists to #relax , #meditate , #replenish and #create #art. By popular demand, I’m offering it again through the DC @citizensclimate chapter. With the #electionday and #stressrelief and #anxietyrelief on the rise, it seems like the perfect time to offer another session on October 18, 2020 from 4-6pm via ZOOM. To Join Us, register
Anxiety Relief is a must during efforts to manage life’s stresses. Now, in this time of remembrance of 9/11, battling a pandemic and addressing food, environmental, racial and social justice – self-care and self-love essential.
If we do not take care of ourselves, we cannot help the people and causes we care about. And, definitely failing to care and love self will not help you.
CHOOSE LOVE instrumental serves and soothes your anxiety and elevates your mood – anxiety or not.
Tim Ellis & Arlene J.M. Grant, friends and colleagues, are happy to share this song of love to elevate love, unity and vision for a healthier, happier and more inclusive society.
CHOOSE LOVE begins streaming on 9.11.2020 to audiences worldwide with the call to action – CHOOSE LOVE.
YOU help plant trees with each purchase and streaming of CHOOSE LOVE. Ten percent of the proceeds from CHOOSE LOVE benefit onetreeplanted.org , a nonprofit planting trees in the United States and across the Globe.
TREES are important to Us, because TREES HELP US to BREATHE cleaner AIR and DRINK filtered WATER.
One Tree Planted states, “Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.” It is important for ALL of US to invest in reforestation and planting TREES.
GOD & Matter host, Arlene J.M. Grant, Esq., interviewed Tim Ellis, a musician, singer, songwriter/composer, producer, mixing and mastering engineer from the UK. Tim connected via Zoom from Spain.
Tim is a prodigy, forming his first band at age 8 and building his career to wok solo and with other artists for many major and independent publishing and record companies as well as doing backing vocals, co-writing, remixing and mastering for Julian Lennon. He has also mixed, mastered, written and produced major hits in Asia and Europe for himself and other artists.
Tim’s influences have always been varied. Having a musical family exposed Tim to many different genres of music. Early influences included classical and orchestral music of Stavinsky, Prokofief, Beethoven and Mahler as well as the Jazz world with Oscar Peterson, MJQ, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus. In addition, Jimi Hendrix, Tangerine Dream, Jacques Brel, Roxy Music, Walter Carlos, Fats Waller, Pink Floyd, Hoagy Carmichael and The Sex Pistols shaped his perspective as a musician. Tim’s influences have now widened to anything and everything.
As well as recording and performing with the band “International Freak Machine,” Tim composes music for film and TV worldwide and has also released two solo albums as well as ArlieSpeaks Media, LLC. Arlene and Tim’s current single, “Choose Love” is available on streaming platforms and highlighted in this episode. Listeners also sample a highlight from Tim’s song, Homeland, with International Freak Machine also streaming.
Tim and Arlene came to know each other through a post on Julian Lennon’s Facebook page, asking for “More Love Please.” Arlene, a fan of Julian Lennon, reached out to thank Tim for such a considerate post in 2013. The connection led to a friendship and collaborations.
Today is my Client’s first day as a #free #Blackman who escaped #Cameroon seeking #politicalasylum in the #USA – a year ago. He was released, after five months “imprisoned” as an #ICE detainee one year from the date he began his journey to #freedom. In this video, he reunites with his Aunt who sponsors him.
There is much to his story. As a child of immigrants, I’m happy I could volunteer and support my commitment to social and #racialjustice. The video shows what I can’t adequately express beyond being #thankful and having #gratitude for #prayersanswered
For those in need of hope or inspiration to continue fighting for freedom, #keepgoing .
This #july4th is different. And, the fact a man from Africa came fighting his way here to save his life signals change.
Episode 119 of GOD & Matter features Arlene J.M. Grant, Esq., our host, and Violette de Ayala of FemCity®.
Violette is an empowered woman, wife and mother who launched her first business at the age of 22 and hasn’t looked back. She is a social and serial entrepreneur with an obsession for business growth. Violette is seasoned in the rocky road of self-employment and understands the challenges and obstacles women face when creating their own vision of success. Her latest passion led to the creation of one of fastest growing International Business Organizations for Women – FemCity®.
Violette is also the Author of The Self-Guided Guru, Life Lessons for the Everyday Human which is an International Amazon Best Seller Top 50 in the US and Top 10 in Canada for Self-Help and Spirituality.
Arlene and Violette chatted at the beginning of the current pandemic and prior to the current civil unrest.