Thursday Thoughts

Closer…

We continue to Create and Rebrand. There is progress. It is most important to keep going and each day one moves forward, we are closer to achieving goals.

“I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday…” Misty Copeland

Have you ever had an event not happen exactly as you planned? How did you adapt? We’ve pivoted to create a Rebranding and Virtual Shop that is in line with the World’s needs and wellness.

On July 10, we will open ArlieSpeaks.com to offer inspirational art and products that elevate LUV – love + unity + vision. Join our elevate LUV Community and also benefit from our #FLASHSALE

#iamarliespeaks #deckyourwalls #artisluv #shopwithheart #inspiration #art #books #children #meditation #quotestoliveby #quotes #mistycopeland

GOD & Matter: Prodigy

Ep. 123: Prodigy with Tim Ellis

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.

#TimEllis #GODandMatter #ArleneJMGrant #podcast #music #singer #songwriter #producer #prodigy #chooselove #education #inspiration #musicpublishing #internationalfreakmachine #homeland

Fourth of July

#Independenceday

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.

#immigration #feelgood #inspiration #equalrights #love #luv #noyawninginpublic #somegoodnews #faith #blacklivesmatter #iamarliespeaks

Juneteenth

Today we celebrate a holiday remembering the slaves in Texas learned of their emancipation. They discovered their freedom 2.5 years after slavery officially ended in the United States.

Choose Love

Our Song, Choose Love, is a call for love to overcome hate, bullying and racism. The need for love is more apparent now than ever. We hope Everyone chooses LUV, which we call love, unity and vision.

#endracism #endhate #ChooseLove #Juneteenth #TimEllis #ArleneJMGrant #BlackLivesMatter

Empowered Women

Violette de Ayala on GOD & Matter

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.

To learn more about Violette, visit https://femcity.com/

To learn more about GOD & Matter or our host, Arlene J.M. Grant, Esq. please visit GODandMatter.com

#GODandMatter #ViolettedeAyala #ArleneJMGrant #podcast #inspiration #entrepreneur #cuban #jamaican #women #pandemic #empowerment #inspiration #femcity #meditation #selflove #whitelight #startingover #rockbottom #rebuilding #strongertogether

Conversation with Coffey Anderson

Coffey Anderson on GOD & Matter

@coffeyanderson joined @iamarliespeaks for another episode of @godandmatter available on @youtube and distributed by @castbox_fm
#CoffeyAnderson is a #countrymusic #singer and #marketing genius as well as #father, #husband and #MrRedWhiteandBlue.

We shared spirited discussion following the murder of #GeorgeFloyd to address #BlackHistory, #police, #protests and the importance of #conversation.
#inspiration #GODandMatter
#faith #podcastlife #newpodcast
#podcast #blacklivesmatter #entrepreneur #ArleneJMGrant

Please visit https://www.coffeyanderson.com/ to leave more about Coffey Anderson. His music is available on streaming platforms. To learn more about our podcast, GOD & Matter, or our host, Arlene J.M. Grant, Esq., please visit our website, GODandMatter.com.