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Inside Out with Traci S. Campbell Weekly Podcast Advice, Guidance, and Inspiration. Traci S. Campbell is a host, author, trainer, and entrepreneur who brings top guests and experts that join her to give you a weekly dose of advice to better your life. Relationships, Divorce, Parenthood, Women Issues, Business, Health, Wellness and Social issues 2015-12-02T00:47:13Z http://traciscampbell.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Traci Campbell http://traciscampbell.com <![CDATA[Inside Out w/ Traci S. Campbell — Amplify YOUR Life / REAL Dating Advice]]> http://traciscampbell.com/?p=4479 2015-01-27T17:23:18Z 2015-01-27T17:23:18Z Share

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In this FIRST episode of the new year, start things off with a POWERFUL mindset for yourself and get the advice you need for better relationships! Personal Development Coach & Mentor, Bobbie Albrecht joins our very own Nation of Inspiration correspondent, Renee Ritchey (www.locallyinspiredchicago.com) to discuss the power in living the life you really want!

Actress (Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”), Singer (Former lead singer of the SOS Band), & yes…relationship coach and expert Chandra Currelly joins us in our Talking Exertly segment to give out REAL relationship advice! www.chandracurrelley.com

And…get the “skinny” in our What Your Need To Know segment about the AWESOME year for our Beauty In / Beauty Out (BIBO) Tour (www.beautyinbeautyouttour.com) in Chicago and Las Vegas. Find out how to empower your teen and/or a single parent you may know through C.H.A.M.P. Community Project organization (www.champcommunityproject.org)

Enter the POSITIVE programming Zone here at Inside Out w/ Traci S. Campbell !!!

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Traci Campbell http://traciscampbell.com <![CDATA[Smoked, Not Stirred: The Inhaling Alcohol Trend]]> http://traciscampbell.com/?p=4242 2015-01-25T04:10:02Z 2013-07-09T00:44:56Z Share

And just when you thought that you’d heard it all! Teens are now hooked on a new way to get “buzzed”: by INHALING their drinks. Why? Because the vapors from the alcohol gives an instant “high”. However, doctors warn that this is EXTREMELY dangerous as pure alcohol is sent directly to the brain, by passing the normal digestive tract and liver. Thus, the risk of poisoning is greater. (see http://www.today.com/news/dangerous-viral-trend-threatens-teens-smoking-alcohol-6C10435401)

To further promote this new form of addiction, there are even claims made that this activity can help you lose weight. Thanks to the numerous videos on YouTube, many see this as the next “cool” dieting phenomenon. Great, just what we need: another dieting craze that puts your health at risk! They have even given this form of so-called weight loss a name: “drunkorexia” – A way to limit calories and get high at the same time.  SMH! (shaking my head).  :-(

As it turns out, this is not the first time vaporizing alcohol was attempted. Back in  In 2004, the AWOL (Alcohol without Liquid) machine was used to turn alcohol into vapor. But, the fad was quickly banned in the US. (see http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertglatter/2013/06/21/the-dangers-of-smoking-alcohol/)

Now here we are, almost 10 years later, and this extremely dangerous fad has reared its ugly head again. This fad can lead to a host of health issues such as (but I am sure not limited to): lung infections such as pneumonia, or pneumonitis- an inflammatory condition in the lung.

Now that you are “hip” to this new fad of smoking alcohol, will you dare to find out if YOUR teens are INHALING (alcohol) to be cool!?

 

Traci

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Traci Campbell http://traciscampbell.com <![CDATA[A Hero Now Needs MANY Heroes: Man Saves Girl, Becomes Paralyzed]]> http://traciscampbell.com/?p=4233 2015-01-25T04:10:11Z 2013-06-14T14:10:41Z Share

Michael Patterson had no idea how his life would be changed, forever, when we dove into a creek in Rome, Georgia to save 4 year old Javea.  She recovered, but in the process, Michael Patterson become a changed man. And now, a man fighting for his own life. (see http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/man-paralyzed-diving-creek-save-girl-235043884.html)

According to others, Michael Patterson is not a stranger to heroics. Just a few weeks ago, he saved yet another person’s life from a burning cab. He is truly the ultimate example of selfless regard and a true “love of life” for others.

How can YOU help this man, who is now in the fight of his life? Loved ones and friends have set up this facebook page on his behalf: https://www.facebook.com/Friendsofmikepatterson

I STRONGLY urge you to go there, show your support, and most importantly: GIVE!

The following has been taken from the Friendsofmikepatterson  Facebook page.

The Friends of Mike Patterson Trust has been established for the benefit of Mike Patterson.

How to Donate to the Trust

The Trust will accept donations from the public at large for Mike’s benefit. 100% of the monies collected by the Friends of Mike Patterson Trust will go to benefit Mike Patterson.

At this time, donations to the Trust may be made via the following methods:

  1. Visit https://www.wepay.com/donations/friends-of-mike-patterson-trust to make donations via wepay.com
  2. Visit http://www.gofundme.com/friendsofmikepatterson to make donations via gofundme.com
  3. Mail checks payable to Friends of Mike Patterson Trust to:

210 E. 2nd Ave., Suite 205
Rome, Georgia 30161
USA

Blessings to you all….and let’s ALL be REAL Blessings to Michael (Mike) Patterson

Traci

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Traci Campbell http://traciscampbell.com <![CDATA[Not Taking Your Own Advice: Life Coach Couple Commits Suicide]]> http://traciscampbell.com/?p=4229 2015-01-25T04:10:21Z 2013-06-07T18:14:08Z Share

Just as you should take great caution in selecting youhttp://traciscampbell.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpr doctor, your spouse, your kid’s school…you must also take the selection of your trusted life coach or advisor VERY seriously. While we ALL (including those of us who help others deal with their challenges) have trials and tribulations to face,  life coaches and advisors are expected to deal with their challenges a little better than most. Thus, allowing them to truly provide good counsel. However, in the case of the Lynne Rosen and John Littig, they did not heed the advice and wisdom they expounded to listeners of their self help program WBAI-FM’s “The Pursuit of Happiness”.  They were found dead, together, of an apparent double suicide. (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/brooklyn_couple_famous_together_UC3SalxxtBWFItoLg4NWWJ)

The Brooklyn couple, who had been together for 20 years, suffocated themselves with plastics bags. Their bodies were found in their livingroom. Neighbors and friends were shocked and called the tragedy “sad” and “ironic”.

On their show, Lynne, 46, would discuss the importance of positivity to conquer depression. John, 48, was a motivational speaker. They were described as nice and private people.

While there is no 100% surefire way to know the psyche and emotional health of your life coach or advisor, it is well worth taking your time to “get to know him/her” as best as you can. In this current day where pressures and challenges face us all daily, having a trusted advisor is still a VERY GOOD idea to have as a resource and to help nurture and monitor your emotional and spiritual health. However, in the case of Lynne Rosen and John Littig, maybe an investment in an advisor or psychiatrist of their own would have been the best prescription.

What do you think of the tragedy of this prominent life coach couple?

Traci

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Traci Campbell http://traciscampbell.com <![CDATA[The REAL Hunger Games: Kids and Hunger in the U.S.]]> http://traciscampbell.com/?p=4219 2015-01-25T04:10:28Z 2013-06-03T17:18:26Z Share

While the focus, for years, has been the plight of hunger in countries overseas, the U.S. is now faced with its own plight. Hunger in kids in the U.S. has escalated to 1 in 5. That is approximately 16.7 millions kids who live in homes that are deemed “food insecure”. The term “food insecurity” is the availability of food and one’s access to food. A household is considered food insecure when the members of the household live in hunger or in fear of starvation. In 2005, the USDA estimated that nearly 9 out of 10 U.S households were food secure or had food available and were not living in hunger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_insecurity). However, the number of food secure homes has decreased dramatically since then.

What does this all mean for kids living in food insecure homes? According the to Feed American organization, in 2010, the top 5 food insecure homes with kids under 18 years old were District of Columbia, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, & Florida. (http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-facts/child-hunger-facts.aspx). And the physical and mental ramifications of lack of food include (but are not limited to):

1) Poor performance in school
2) More likely to get sick (more vulnerable to illness)
3) Less likely to graduate from school or attend college
4) Inability to provide for his/her own family in the future

(http://www.nokidhungry.org/problem/overview)

How can one of the most resourceful and industrious countries in the world be in the middle of such a widespread epidemic of hunger and malnutrition of its most valuable asset: the next generation?

What do you think? How can we put an end to this tragedy right on our own doorsteps?

Traci

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Traci Campbell http://traciscampbell.com <![CDATA[Safe Passage or Bad Idea? Using Firemen As School Escorts]]> http://traciscampbell.com/?p=4205 2015-01-25T04:10:38Z 2013-05-15T19:04:55Z Share

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 The latest move to ensure the safety of Chicago kids, returning to school in Fall 2013, is not without its critics. Those who are less than enchanted with the mayoral performance of Rahn Emanuel thus far have been given new ammunition. However, this latest strategy, to enlist Chicago fireman to provide “safe passage” to kids going to and from school for the first three weeks of the school year, may indeed be full of holes.

While the prevalent issue of homicides, gang violence, and sexual assaults on kids has increased nationwide, the city of Chicago has the noted position of being amongst the worse in teen violence and crime in the nation. Chicago school closings have caused concern for many parents whose kids may now have to attend schools that are across or in the line of  known gang territories.  In an attempt to address this issue, Mayor Emanuel and police superintendant, Garry McCarthy have devised “safe  passage routes” for students to travel (walk) along on their way to their new schools starting on August 26th. Chicago fireman will provided the added protection and security students may need.  However, many feel that this is a bad idea and only goes to point out the lack of staffing and resources in the Chicago Police Department; why else would there be a need to use fireman as, basically, security guards?  Some have pointed out that fireman may not (probably are not) skilled in handling gang violence and/or direct attacks from And, some fireman are not too thrilled at this newly appointed duty either. (see http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/chicago-fire-department-school-closures-safe-passage-207295461.html)

Do you think this idea is simply a “cover up” to the bigger issue of a poorly staffed police department?  Or, do you feel that having skilled fireman out there guarding the way for kids to make it safely to school is innovative and smart?

Traci

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Traci Campbell http://traciscampbell.com <![CDATA[When Rape Becomes Entertainment: The Increase in Rape and Social Media Perversion]]> http://traciscampbell.com/?p=4197 2015-01-25T04:10:45Z 2013-05-08T21:15:29Z Share

 

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  Not only do are we dealing with the increase in teens killing other teens OR teens finding sick fulfillment in killing young children (i.e. Sandy Hook or Columbine), but now a new perverse epidemic is arising:  teen rapes being posted online for entertainment and social popularity.

On August 2012, two high school football players, Mailk Richmond and Trent Mays, publically sexually assaulted a 16 year old girl under the influence of alcohol. She was taken from party to party and repeatedly sexually assaulted and humiliated. Others took pictures and posted the sexual assault on social media. In court, it was revealed that hundreds of text messages and cellphone pictures that had been taken by more than a dozen people at the parties. In the words of the judge, this kind of act is “profane and ugly” (Oppel Junior, Richard A. (March 17, 2013). “Ohio Teenagers Guilty in Rape That Social Media Brought to Light”. New York Times. Retrieved March 20, 2013. )

As a result of their actions, Malik Richmond was sentenced to the minimum sentence of one year as he was found guilty of using his fingers to penetrate the victim while she was unconscious. Trent Mays,  who was found guilty of penetrating the victim while she was unconscious and for distributing pornographic pictures of her, was sentenced to a minimum of two years.  Mays was also given one additional year in juvenile detention for child pornography since the victim was a minor.

Many feel that there were at least 12 others who should face charges: those who watched and did nothing. Well, actually they did do”something”; they tweeted and posted the degrading and vile pictures of the attack all over social media.

 Sadly, just one month after the Steubenville incident, Audrie Pott, a California teenager, who was allegedly raped, committed suicide. Three 16 year old boys were arrested and accused of assaulting 15-year-old Pott, taking photos of the assault, sharing the pictures at school and posting the pictures online. Seven days later, Pott took her own life after seeing the pictures being circulated. On her facebook page, she wrote things such as:

“My life is ruined.”

“I don’t want to remember.”

“I have a reputation for a night I don’t even remember.”

(http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/15/justice/california-rape-lawsuit)

Gone are the days of innocence, fun, and simple peer pressure. Now, teens have to school prepared to battle not normal teen pressures, but they are literally in a life and death fight each day. Values and respect for others and for women has hit rock bottom. Yet, we still do not monitor nor take issue with the images and influences young people are being exposed to 24/7 via media, video games, movies, and even other teens. How SICK is it to watch another human being being violated in the worse way: in a way that ruins all self respect, self esteem, and self worth?  Are we teaching young men and women that to rape and conquer another human being is “cool”? Have we poisoned the minds of young people to the point that rape is now commonplace and is even entertaining.

This is the ultimate perversion. And we are raising a whole new generation that revels in it.

What can we do to stop other young women (scratch that….other young GIRLS) from being violated in the worse way by their own friends and classmates. And, when all else fails, leading them to resort to ending their lives in shame and humiliation?

 

Traci

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Traci Campbell http://traciscampbell.com <![CDATA[This Week on the NEW Inside Out LIVE!: Chilli of TLC, Marvelous Moms, & Help for Moms Starting Over]]> http://traciscampbell.com/?p=4187 2015-01-25T03:50:48Z 2013-05-06T15:26:37Z Share

Listen to internet radio with InsideOut LIVE Traci SCampbell on BlogTalkRadio

NOW AIRING. TUNE IN. NEW Inside Out LIVE! with Traci S. CampbellMAY IS MARVELOUS MOMS MONTH!!Benny Lee: Giving help to moms coming out of prison and starting a NEW life

Parish M. Blair of Mindful Living Media: De-stress tips and advice for moms

Ashley Bond of Shop DeVawn Accessories: Jewlwery designer and strong supporter of our Beauty In/Beauty Out Tour

AND…

Chilli of the award winning group, TLC, is our headliner guest!

GO TO:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/insideoutlive/2013/05/04/chilli-of-rb-group-tlc-marvelous-moms-month

http://www.womensradio.com/2013/05/inside-out-live-chilli-of-tlc-and-marvelous-moms-month/

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Traci Campbell http://traciscampbell.com <![CDATA[Gun Violence Leads to Homelessness: A Family’s Tragedy]]> http://traciscampbell.com/?p=4183 2015-01-25T04:10:56Z 2013-04-30T15:24:00Z Share

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One night after leaving a club in Detroit, Sean Kelley was headed home. However, the last thing he saw was the gun that would take his eyesight, sense of smell, and sense of taste.

“I felt something rattling in my mouth.  It was the bullet in my mouth,” Sean said.  “That was the last time I saw something.”
 (Read more: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/22081743/family-being-evicted-after-father-shot-loses-sight-and-job#ixzz2RxZUgbu1)
 
Just one week before this horrific incident, Sean and his wife, Laronda, welcomed the arrival of their son. Little did they know that they would soon join the ranks of thousands whose lives are changed, daily, due to gun violence. Now, the Kelley’s are facing homelessness as Sean had to leave his job of 16 years and Laronda now has to stay home to care for Sean and their newborn son.  But, a strong faith is keeping the spirits of this family hopeful, “I made a vow and went before God and said I’d be with my husband no matter what, through sickness, through wealth, through poor, and that’s what I’m doing.  I’m keeping my word,” Laronda Kelley said.
 
I really doubt that it was a “coincidence” that their son was born one week prematurely. For Sean, in retrospect, this was a blessing as he was able to actually see his son for 8 days.
 

Doctors are hopeful, with treatment and subsequent care, that one day, Seabn will see his beautiful family again.NOTE: As a follow up to this story, I learned that donations are being collected for this family through their local Flagstar Bank in Detroit. The fund is called The Sean Kelley Support Team.  PLEASE send in your financial support and prayer for the Kelleys.

Has gun violence touched close to your home?  What do you think needs to be done to STOP innocent people getting caught in the crossfire?

Traci

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Traci Campbell http://traciscampbell.com <![CDATA[Having a Mind for Terrorism: What Triggers Such Acts?]]> http://traciscampbell.com/?p=4179 2013-04-22T16:42:48Z 2013-04-22T16:42:48Z Share

 

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In light of the recent (Boston  Marathon Bombing) and not so recent (the Twin Towers on 9/11),  tragedies that have rocked our conscience and put us all on high alert mentally and physically, one has to wonder what is at the root of it all? Why is it that over the last several years, terrorism and terrorist attacks have seemed to escalate to all-time highs?  Are these individuals, who are so ready to sacrifice their lives and the lives of others, being fueled or urged on by some overpowering reason? Maybe so, but the reason(s) may not be what you think.

Back in 1933, Arthur Raper wrote a book titled The Tragedy of Lynching. He wanted to get better understanding of what was at the root of hate crimes. He found that when the economy was doing well, in this case the amount for an acre’s yield of cotton, fewer lynchings occurred in the South.  Many years later, two Yale economists, Sears and Hovland, expanded upon Raper’s findings and concluded the following:  deprivation leads to aggression.  And when that occurs, people take out their aggression on others.

However, in 2001, Donald Green, Laurence McFalls, and Jennifer Smith, through their published paper, challenged Raper’s notion about lynchings and the economy being linked.  Their argument was that even after the Great Depression, when the economy was reaching all-time lows, the number of lynchings also decreased.  So, there went the theory that people resort to horrible acts against others based solely on economic reasons. So, what gives? (See: http://www.american.com/archive/2007/november-december-magazine-contents/what-makes-a-terrorist)

Fast forward to 2004, when surveys and studies were conducted in Palestinian nations. It was found that over 60% of suicide bombers have education beyond high school and at the time of the survey, many strongly felt that their economy was improving by the fall on unemployment rates at that time. But, those who were surveyed who did have higher education, also felt that suicide attacks against the Westerners, in the region, were justified.  In the late 1990’s, after interviews of 250 militants, it was found that these were not people who were uneducated, poor, or depressed. Many were middle class and/or from wealthy backgrounds.

So while economics and education (specifically poverty and lack of education) are not the main motivators for terrorists, it appears that two prevailing issues are:

  • Nationalism/Religion:  Many feel justified in resorting to terrorist acts to promote their religious beliefs and/or stand for injustices they feel are against their fellow man
  • Geo-specific Politics:  Those of higher educational and/or financial bracket feel motivated to take a strong stand on behalf of their “less fortunate” brethren. The need to “right” a current or past political “wrong”
  • Simple Choice:  As “sick” as this may sound too many, younger suicide bombers are lured by cult-like rhetoric from others as well as the promise of “importance” and “celebrity” in carrying out their mission.

Could there be any other motives and influences that drive a person to extreme and deadly behavior? What do you think?

Traci

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