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Faith, Healing, And Forgiveness: Mercedes Wilson Shares Her Courageous Story In Her New Book HOPE

Immediate Release:
June 6, 2018
Press Contact:
John Masiulionis
President of Empowered Publicity

Mercedes Wilson Shares The Message Of Faith, Healing, & Forgiveness In Her New Book: HOPE: How Faith Carried Me Through My Darkest Hours

Learn how hope can transform your mind, change your life, and allow you to conquer any of life’s challenges.

Buffalo, NY — June 6, 2018 — Author Mercedes Wilson always knew that there was something pulling at her heart from childhood. This pulling was keeping her in her darkest times, when she felt like she was going to lose it all. In her new book, HOPE: How Faith Carried Me Through My Darkest Hours (published by Westbow Press), Mercedes, shares the most intimate experiences of her life.

Mercedes experienced things that a lot of young women face growing up, from abuse and divorce to bankruptcy and cancer. Everything she tried to escape stared her in the face at the most difficult time in her life, making it hard for her to continue running.

“I realized that hope is not birthed from perfection, that hope is started in the depths of your hurting soul with a simple word from God,” said Wilson.

Mercedes’ book is not just a memoir, but it is a testimony. Not only does she bare all, but she explains the details about how she was able to overcome all through faith and her belief in Christ.

Hope: How Faith Carried Me Through My Darkest Hours
By Mercedes Wilson
Softcover | 118 pages | ISBN 9781973618089
Hardcover | 118 pages | ISBN 9781973618072
eBook | 118 pages | ISBN 9781973618096
About the Author

Mercedes Wilson is a radio and television personality, author, public speaker, a devoted mother, and the founder of For Our Daughters, Inc. After her battle with breast cancer, Mercedes has honored her calling to share her journey of healing and her story of hope to those in need across the world. Mercedes has recently embarked on her latest venture, the launch of her new radio show, The Mercedes Wilson Show, highlighting issues in today’s church, to answer the questions that so many have about the teachings of Christ. Mercedes currently resides in Buffalo, NY with her husband and four children.

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Korrine Holt Kicks Off Her Attune To Love 2018 Tour At The Unity Spiritual Center Of Panama City

Immediate Release
February 14, 2018

Press Contact:
John Masiulionis
President of Empowered Publicity
E-Mail: John@EmpoweredPublicity.com

Korrine Holt Kicks Off Her Attune To Love 2018 Tour At The Unity Spiritual Center Of Panama City

A meditative and heart-soul gathering that allows you to answer the call of your highest destiny

Buffalo, NY – February 14, 2018 – Korrine Holt, the author of the new release Poetic Ascension, announces the launch of the Attune to Love 2018 Tour with her all-new interactive live event, Attune to Love: Unplugged, coming to the Unity Spiritual Center of Panama City on Sunday, February 25th (beginning at 1:30PM CT).

Integrating her artistry, personal, and professional experiences, Holt is inspired by all those who “light-up” and energize themselves as they discover hidden treasures within. Through this interactive event of art, poetry, and meditation, Holt shares how to unplug from distractions, strengthen your trust in yourself, and create a new vision for the life you wish to lead, one in which love leads the way.

“Looking around, things can seem hopeless at times, and we might wonder how we can contribute to making things better. The power of authenticity, conscious choice, and integrity is available to all of us. Responding to life with love, both for self and others, is a simple, yet profound, first step to co-creating a better world. This is what Attune to Love is based on, and I am honored and grateful to share this message and this experience with the people of Panama City and the Florida Panhandle,” said Holt.

“I love the opportunity take a moment in my day, to hear the words and see the images of the Universe as expressed through Korrine. It’s prayer in motion that lifts my heart, mind and soul,” says Rev. Joanne Burns, Senior Minister, Unity Spiritual Center of Panama City.

Holt’s message focuses on consciously calling forth one’s creative genius. She uses her experience as a lifelong creative to help people discover and act upon their gifts, skills, and talents. “When people go ‘all-in’ with their unique creative calling, everything improves: mentally, emotionally, and physically. This is the way to heal our lives, our communities, and our world: one person at a time following the calling of the heart.

At the conclusion of this special event, Korrine will have a special meet and greet with those in attendance and will also be signing copies of her new book, Poetic Ascension.

The suggested donation for Attune to Love: Unplugged is $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for students. More information can be found by visiting www.UnityOfPanamaCity.org and www.AttuneToLove.com (where you can also find further details on Korrine’s forthcoming appearances and events in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Buffalo, and Toronto).

About Unity Spiritual Center of Panama City

Unity Spiritual Center of Panama City is an open and accepting spiritual community for multi-generational, diverse individuals with open minds and hearts. We use affirmative prayer, meditation, education, and practices to empower people of all faiths to apply spiritual principles in their everyday lives.

About Korrine Holt

Korrine Holt is a creative messenger and guide for well-being, she draws upon her experiences as an artist, certified life coach, energy healer, and executive coach for leaders and teams. With clients ranging from CEO’s to inner-city, at-risk teens and college students, she helps people resolve hardships that drain their energy and smother their aspirations. Ultimately, she offers insights to call forth love to lead life, invoking vibrant health, relationships, creativity, and service.

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Korrine Holt Shares The Message Of Letting Love Lead In Her New Book Poetic Ascension

Immediate Release

February 4, 2018

Press Contact: 

John Masiulionis

President of Empowered Publicity

E-Mail: John@EmpoweredPublicity.com

Korrine Holt Shares The Message Of Letting Love Lead In Her New Book Poetic Ascension

Learn to reconnect to the wisdom within and to a state of health and wholeness

Buffalo, NY — February 4, 2018 — Author Korrine Holt announces the release of Poetic Ascension: A Journey of Conscious Emergence, a coffee table book and multi-media E-book of art and poetry. Echoing through this book of vibrant images and poetic beauty is an invitation to rise above our burdens, to live authentically to the longing of our hearts, and to tap into the greatest part of ourselves as we live our daily lives.

Korrine shares, “Nearly 20 years ago, I heard, ‘The longest journey we’ll take is from the head to the heart.’ In our hectic world, it’s easy to react from a space of judgment and criticism vs. responding with love and compassion.”

Holt’s message focuses, too, on consciously calling forth one’s creative genius. She uses her experience as a lifelong creative to help people discover and act upon their gifts, skills, and talents. “When people go ‘all-in’ with their unique creative calling, everything improves: mentally, emotionally, and physically. This is the way to heal our lives, our communities, and our world: one person at a time following the calling of the heart.

“Looking around,” Holt adds, “things can seem hopeless at times, and we might wonder how we can contribute to making things better. Even if one has neither time nor money to donate, the power of authenticity, conscious choice, and integrity is available to all of us. Responding to life with love, both for self and others, is a simple, yet profound, first step to co-creating a better world.”

Holt’s Attune to Love 2018 Tour includes keynote speaking, her all-new live event Attune to Love: Unplugged, her official presentation for college students The Art of Empowered Creativity, and her two featured workshops, The Art of Well-Being and The Joy of Well-Doing. Integrating her artistry, personal, and professional experiences, she is inspired by all those who “light-up” and energize themselves as they discover hidden treasures within.

More information on Poetic Ascension can be found at www.AttuneToLove.com.

Poetic Ascension: A Journey of Conscious Emergence
By Korrine Holt
Softcover | 9 x 7.5 in | 83 pages | ISBN: 978-1-7320640-0-3
Available at Amazon, Shop.BookLogix.com, and AttunetoLove.com.
Enhanced E-Book | 71 pages | ISBN eISBN: 978-1-5457-2139-1
Multi-media experience with 40+ original artworks and poems, 5 Poetry with Benefits videos, 8 audio poems woven with music and a guided meditation. Available at Apple Store, Amazon, OverDrive, Kobo, Hoopla, Google Play, Kobo, Baker & Taylor, Mackin Funds, Bibliotheca + 3M.

About the Author

Korrine Holt is a creative messenger and guide for well-being, she draws upon her experiences as an artist, certified life coach, energy healer, and executive coach for leaders and teams. With clients ranging from CEO’s to inner-city, at-risk teens and college students, she helps people resolve hardships that drain their energy and smother their aspirations. Ultimately, she offers insights to call forth love to lead life, invoking vibrant health, relationships, creativity, and service.

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Champion UP’s Adrian Starks Teams Up With Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant For Remembering The Champion Within

Immediate Release
January 30, 2018

Press Contact:
John Masiulionis
President of Empowered Publicity
E-Mail: John@EmpoweredPublicity.com

Adrian Starks Teams Up With Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant For Remembering The Champion Within

A night of inspiration to give back to the Child Life Department at Oishei Children’s Hospital and the Ilio DiPaolo’s Scholarship Fund

Buffalo, NY — January 30, 2018 – International motivational speaker, best-selling author, and the founder of Champion UP, Adrian Starks brings his Champion UP 2018 to Ilio DiPaolo’s Resturant on Wednesday night, February 21st (at 6PM ET) for Remembering the Champion Within, a special benefit celebration for the Child Life Department at Oishei Children’s Hospital and the Ilio DiPaolo’s Scholarship Fund.

“I am truly grateful to come to the ‘City of Good Neighbors’ to give back to the children and teens of Western New York who are in need, who are courageously moving forward and taking the next steps in their lives,” said Starks.

In this powerful and truly inspirational evening, Adrian will also share his own personal courageous story, how our attitude determine how we see ourselves and how we perform in life, and how the toughest challenges can allow us to grow into more decisive, driven, and successful individuals, the champions of life.

As part of this memorable night, the life and legacy of the legendary professional wrestler and the founder of Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant will be remembered.

“It is with great honor that I am also able to bring respect and remembrance to the great legend Ilio DiPaolo, who gave so generously from his heart to everyone in Western New York and who reminded us of the hunger that lies within us all that cannot be forgotten or ignored,” said Starks.

“We are looking forward to an inspiring evening with Adrian, honoring the life of my father, and helping the children and teens of Western New York to remember the champions that lie within them,” said Dennis DiPaolo, the owner of Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant.

Tickets for this special event are $30.00 (which includes dinner and your choice of coffee, tea, or soda) and are available for purchase (at www.eventbrite.com/e/remembering-the-champion-within-tickets-42474869478) and at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant.

For more details on the Champion Up 2018 Tour, please visit www.ChampionUp.net.

About Adrian Starks:

Adrian Starks is an international motivational speaker, best-selling author, and the founder of Champion UP. He is dedicated to helping leaders and aspiring individuals to perform better and overcome obstacles by implementing his unique system, which focuses on creating changes for success. Adrian’s mission is to help individuals search, believe, condition, and act upon their winning potential, knowing they can become champions in their lives.

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My Empowering Miracle

I wanted to record this video for some time now, but the “timing” did not feel right. But, my soul now wishes to take flight. I chose to release/surrender all, forgive, let go, and now, I am truly moving forward. I’ve honestly wanted to fly for a while now, but I was afraid. Despite the fears and the vulnerabilities, I am now the butterfly.

I am now ready to share the observation of the latest chapter of my life, where the healing and unconditional love I always wanted was revealed in June, in an interesting and unique way: testicular cancer. Despite what your five senses tell you, you are right where you need to be. You’re still here for a reason. You’ve come thus far. Your miracle can and will happen. Do not give up. I did not. And now, I am healed.

EmpoweredByJohnMiraclesWayneDyer

I hope “My Empowering Miracle” heals, helps, inspires, or serves you in some way. If this video moves you, I also openly encourage you to share this video with someone you know who is going through a challenging time in their life. Remember, we are all just walking each other home.

Namaste.


 

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Planting The Seeds Of Empowerment: I CAN Do It!

One year ago this week, my life changed forever. As I embarked my journey at Soul Luminous Radio at the start of last year, I was still in the “Dark Night.” All of the fear, the guilt, the judgment, and the pain that I stored throughout my entire life was beginning to come out. This, combined with the projection of the anxiety, fear, and guilt that others were projecting onto me made getting through a day extremely cumbersome. Simply put: I had virtually no idea what was happening. On the surface, I might have looked like I was three olives shy of a fruit salad or three McNuggets shy of a Happy Meal. Despite what my five senses were telling me, my soul was guiding me to be in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the Hay House “I Can Do It” event at the Roy Thompson Hall.

Several months prior, I was given a copy of Anita Moorjani’s “Dying to Be Me” by my dear friend and Intuitive Healer, Jennifer Norton. After reading it, I realized that my path was similar to Anita’s in many ways, mainly in the fact that I was letting fear destroy my life, from the inside out. They say everything happens in divine timing, and I firmly believe I allowed myself to receive Anita’s book for a reason: It was a message from the Universe, one that showed me that I could begin to turn my life around, to choose love instead of fear. In an ironic twist, the Divine would present me the opportunity to interview Anita on Soul Luminous Radio just a few days prior to departing for Toronto. I was given the chance to thank Anita for speaking her truth, sharing her story, and for helping to save my life. Her response, which came from a place of unconditional love was that she would not be leaving Toronto without a hug from me.

The night before I left for Toronto, I did not know whether or not I was going to make it there. The way I was feeling cognitively, emotionally, and physically was quite interesting to say the least. I prayed to my grandmother that evening (who had passed away the previous summer)m asking her if she would be there for me in Toronto. I surrendered the outcome of what would happen that weekend to God and put everything in his hands.

I woke up the next morning still feeling about how I was the night before. I did manage to navigate myself up to Toronto and made it to the beginning of Day I of “I Can Do It” during Cheryl Richardson’s talk. Just about an hour later, Anita went on stage, and strangely enough, I actually began to feel better. Hearing her speak was so much more powerful than simply reading her book. The seeds were being planted in me, which would begin to sprout forth several months later, in that self-love is what would save me. Not any person, place, or thing.

Anita’s wonderful husband, Danny, was cordial enough to facilitate our meeting afterwards. I cannot even put into words how I felt in being able to say “Thank You” to Anita. She might not know to this day how much her words, her love, and sharing her vibrant heart meant to me during this time. Anita gave me the confidence to know that it was OK to be myself, no matter what others thought or felt, and that I should treasure my own magnificence. She looked through whatever “stuff” I was having some difficulties releasing and saw the love that was within me. That hug, that energy exchange of love, was a springboard for what was to unfold for me over the course of the next two days.

I then began noticing and feeling something about the energy in the building. Coincidence? That is a word that is not in my vocabulary. It was nothing like I ever experienced before. The kind of energy you want to scoop up, put inside several jars, and sprinkle when you return home. Energy of love. Energy of compassion. Energy of kindness. Energy of faith. Energy of forgiveness. Being able to see 2,000+ people sway their heads and sing together during Alex Woodard’s “Celebration,” to learn about the courageous, loving boy that is Jesse Lewis (who was tragically killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting), and to hear Robert Holden say the following words: “If someone asks you what is your religion, you say love. If someone asks you your blood time, you say love,” was beautiful sustenance for my mind. It was only fitting that I was in a concert hall taking all of this, because what I was hearing, the truth of life, the power of Spirit, was the music for my heart that was needed for my healing.

Through Doreen Virtue, I was able to learn that angels were truly present in my life, watching EmpoweredByJohnMyselfAndMiraKelleyover me, and that nothing “bad” was going to be happening. Through Dr. Joe Dispenza, I was able to realize that I could successfully re-encode my DNA, and that the pain that my family had endured for generations did not have to go on any longer: I could rewire my brain. My thoughts created my words, which created my reality. Through Mira Kelley, I was able to learn that my soul had gone through some pretty interesting past life experiences, but that everything I was experiencing in my life was all happening all at once. “Time,” as I had known it, does not exist. Whatever gook from those experiences that needed to come out would indeed be released when the time was right.

Through Julie Daniluk, I was able to realize that realize the connection between the high levels of stress and the emotional eating that I experienced in the previous chapter of my life and how that impacted my mind and body. I saw firsthand that the physical issues I had could be and would be overcome. And through Gabby Bernstein, I learned that a higher love does exist, along with Kundalini Yoga. I was not “ready” at that time to fully understand her words and her message, but over time, even that too was revealed by the Universe.

EmpoweredbyJohnMyselfAndJulieDanilukPrior to departing Toronto, I passed by a church when I was walking outside of the Roy Thompson Hall. My friend at the time, who was accompanying me for the weekend, said something to the effect of “Hey John, look, there’s a church.” Now in the middle of a busy metropolis like Toronto, you would not expect to see a church, let alone if you are just walking outside for a few minutes. I looked up at the church to see it’s name: St. Andrews. Rewind back to the night before I left for Toronto, where I asked my grandmother to watch over me and be with me. The name of the church here in the Buffalo area (in Sloan, New York), where my grandmother and grandfather worshiped together for many years and where they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary was also called St. Andrews. Shortly after seeing that, I repeatedly heard in the back of my mind the words “Let Go,” which I know was my grandmother’s way of telling me to let go of how everything was going to turn out, to let go of the pain I was holding onto, and to let go of the feeling of needing to be loved by someone else for my own happiness. I believe that the only time you look back is to see how far you have come, and looking back one year later, Babcia (Polish for “grandmother”) was there for me, just as she still is now, but her message of love to me was something I was meant to hear at the time. Some limiting beliefs, emotions, people, and things from the past had to be released first before I was able to fully comprehend that her message from Heaven, but in the end, everything happens the way it’s meant to.

I came back from Toronto, knowing that I wanted to help and inspire people. Initially, I felt I wanted to work for a charity or a non-for-profit organization in Buffalo. Nearly 20+ resumes, inquiries, and toes in the water later, no response. On the surface, it looked like I was being “rejected.” I began, over time, to process this differently, thanks to a personal message that New York Times best-selling author Jack Canfield shared with me on Soul Luminous Radio: “Rejection is a myth that only exists in our heads.” I knew the Divine had something better in mind for me. Over the coming weeks and months, it was shown to me that through my skill sets of publicity, social media, networking, and consulting (which I was blessed to begin learning through my 12 years at Monday Night Mayhem), that I would be helping, inspiring, and serving others. Out of this weekend in Toronto and through the divine guidance from my grandmother, Empowered by John was born.

Throughout the weekend, I was introduced to several empowered souls along the way, people who would play instrumental parts in my life over the next year to this present moment. Some relationships were in person, some were from a distance, but they all presented me with opportunities for growth, which in turn allowed me to release and purge what was not serving my highest and greatest good. Some of those people are no longer in my life in the way that they were, which had me puzzled for some time. Take heed: There are two important things to learn from this: (1.) If someone is meant to meant to be in your life again, they’ll catch up and it will clearly be revealed by the Universe AND (2.) The life lesson you were meant to learn is complete between you and that other person. Be grateful for their presence, what they taught you. Wish them peace and love on their journey.

I am forever grateful for the Divine placing the weekend of March 15-16th, 2014 into my life. Those two days in Toronto strengthened me in ways I never thought possible. I got a glimpse into my future. I saw that I would be empowering others on their paths, but that, when the time was right, I also would be penning my story and would speak my truth, share my love, and inspire others on a stage in front of thousands of people.

Much has changed over the past 365 days. I am not the same person that I was back then. Now, I am the strongest I have ever been. I can not send unconditional love, forgiveness, and hugs to myself, knowing that I consciously made the decision to not let my candle be extinguished and to not let my music die inside of me (Thanks Serena Dyer).

So what does the “future” hold? Only my soul, God, and the Universe knows. Instead, I now remain committed to be in the present moment as often as possible, listen to my heart, continue to put in the energy and effort in my service to others, while also loving myself along this path.

From my heart, I am very thankful for all of you who have been placed on my journey since one year ago today. And yes, I am eternally grateful to those of those of you who have moved on from my life, as you who played the important parts you did very well. All of you have become a part of the tapestry that is my life here on Earth School. The next empowering chapter begins…and I embrace its awesomeness, its beauty, and its sunshine. Hugs and YAY’s to each and every one of you.

Namaste,

John

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