envyouslifeMy boo thang, super model AND super producer @iamjlynne is reading #thestellartrilogy on the set of QVC this morning! She's inspiring be to do something radical for the holidays... Stay tuned...
"There are four questions of value in life: What is sacred? What is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only Love." ~ Don Juan DeMarco2d
envyouslifeDiscover This: Where do I begin?
To tell the story of how great a love can be
The sweet love story that is older than the sea
The simple truth about the love he brings to me
Where do I start?
Like a summer rain
That cools the pavement with a patent leather shine
He came into my life and made the living fine
And gave a meaning to this empty world of mine
He fills my heart
He fills my heart with very special things
With angels' songs, with wild imaginings
He fills my soul with so much love
That anywhere I go, I'm never lonely
With him along, who could be lonely?
I reach for his hand, it's always there
How long does it last?
Can love be measured by the hours in a day?
I have no answers now but this much I can say
I'm going to need him 'til the stars all burn away
And he'll be there..."2d
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and an enduring icon of the struggle against racial oppression, died Today, the government announced, leaving the nation without its moral center at a time of growing dissatisfaction with the country’s leaders. “Our nation has lost its greatest son,” President Jacob Zuma said in a televised address tonight, adding that Mr. Mandela had died at 8:50 p.m. local time. “His humility, his compassion and his humanity earned him our love.” Mr Zuma called Mr. Mandela’s death “the moment of our greatest sorrow,” and said that South Africa’s thoughts were now with the former president’s family. “They have sacrificed much and endured much so that our people could be free,” he said.
Mr. Mandela spent 27 years in prison after being convicted of treason by the white minority government, only to forge a peaceful end to white rule by negotiating with his captors after his release in 1990. He led the African National Congress, long a banned liberation movement, to a resounding electoral victory in 1994, the first fully democratic election in the country’s history.
Mr. Mandela served as president from 1994 to 1999, stepping aside at the age of 75 to allow his deputy, Thabo Mbeki, to run and take the reins. Mr. Mandela spent his early retirement years focused on charitable causes for children and later speaking out about AIDS, which has killed millions of Africans, including his son Makgatho, who died in 2005.
Mr. Mandela retreated from public life in 2004 at the age of 85, largely withdrawing to his homes in the upscale Johannesburg suburb of Houghton and his ancestral village in the Eastern Cape, Qunu.3d
envyouslifeThis is about THEE greatest smoothie I've ever made "off the top" in my life @simplegreensmoothies. I Seriously just pulled ingredients that I had laying around and put them in my blender inspired style. I'm calling her "Oh My Mother Goddess Smoothie" cause that's what I said after the very first sip and a praise dance!
It's so creamy and flavorful and all the flavors blend together flawlessly!
Oh My Mother Goddess Smoothie 2 cups spinach
1 1/4 -1-2cups orange juice
Blend the above first until really smooth and then add the following (except for the frozen mango)
1 small banana
5-6 Medjool dates pitted
1tsp minced fresh ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
Blend this really well. You can add a bit more juice if you need to (or not) and then add
1/2 cup frozen mango and blend for another minute or two. Pour this fast and drink it slow. Share some if you want, it's awes-Yum!4d
envyouslifeHey DJ's, producers, music lovers, media folk and creatives requiring headphones! These acoustically perfect consciously creative headphones are made from upcycled wood--not unlike a guitar. They're gorgeous, come in 3 gorgeous wood grains + they're utterly hand crafted and individual--no 2 headphones are exactly the same. Kindof like you. Want to know the best part? For every pair sold, LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Can't tell that story about your "Beats By Dr. Dre". They're avail at JustGood.org. 15% of every purchase today goes to The UN Foundation! #GivingTuesday Be Fabulous AND Conscious this holiday season #BeFabuConsciousYO5d
envyouslifeThis Gorgeous conscious creation called The McKenzie Tote by #UnitedByBlue is sooooo flipping awesome FYI. Impact Notes: By purchasing this bag, you help UBB remove 1 pound of trash from our oceans and waterways around the world. If that's not a gift that keeps on giving, I don't know what is. #givingtuesday This is my fave bag btw. Hint, hint. It's available on JustGood.org5d
envyouslife#MoninTrainFlow on my way to co-host a special Giving Tuesday Live Webcast with my big bro @sheltonmercer. You can't see my eyes and that's okay... I've been up since a thousand o'clock. This is we're up to FYI:
Designated as the first Tuesday following the Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is an annual day of global philanthropy and social action. Established in 2012 by 92Y, UN Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a host of leading organizations and corporations, GT has sparked thousands of projects and generated millions of new dollars for social good.
Giving Tuesday LIVE (#GTLive) is a special webcast that will feature panel discussions with thought leaders from the UN Foundation, Indie GoGo and the TODAY Show, celebrity guests and cause-centric holiday gift ideas. The broadcast will be hosted by Shelton Mercer, CEO, TwitChange, Brian Weinberg, Founder, JustGood and media professional Envy McKee. #GTLive will be produced from Benjamin's Desk in Philadelphia and carried worldwide over UStream. #6d
envyouslifeMy dad called himself throwing these classic awesome perfectly playable albums away. Twice!!! I saved them from the dumpster by accident TWICE!!! He said they aren't worth anything. Pfff. Smh. Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall, Earth, Wind and Fire That's The Way of The World, Michael Jackson Thriller, Purple Rain, DeBarge Rhythm of the Night, Morris Day Color of Success, The Time Ice Cream Castles, Richard Pryor Here and Now, Redd Foxx Home, Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays As Falls Witchita, Lou Rawls Live, Mille Jackson Live & Uncensored and about a dozen others... I couldn't save them all... He had some true classics you can't even find on iTunes. He tossed them bf I could get to them, but the few I saved "by accident" Wow. #Classics Now all I need is a turntable. Or someone to buy them who understands how valuable they truly are. Either way... #OneMansTrashAnothersTreasure1w