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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Her Stolen Tears Project

Her Stolen Tears Project

Today I want to talk with you about a project that is close to my heart. I'm very passionate about it and that's why I'm putting myself out there to share it with you. It's a project based on my upcoming poetry book, Her Stolen Tears. This is bigger than me so I'm asking you to join me and be a part of the #herstolentears community. It's not just about the book's pre-sales, it's about allowing voices to be heard and mobilizing a community.

To me, writing poems means freedom. I love to express my emotions through the written word, in the form of poetry stories. I love the relief, the rhythm, and the artistic release of everything within. Though my poems are personal, a significant part of my work is also expressing the emotional journeys of others. I want my readers to understand that they're never alone, and I want them to see themselves in my words. My poetry is all about connecting people.

Her Stolen Tears is a poetry book dedicated to the emotional struggles that too many women have had to endure. It's a cathartic release of emotions through their stories and journeys in the areas of grief, abuse, neglect, bullying, and much more. Hear poetry stories from the silent voices of those whose tears were stolen and have your own story written, as well. #HerStolenTears

As a contributor to this project, you can join our #HerStolenTears Facebook group and help shape the project, as well as follow the book's progress. The release date is set for June 21, 2019, which is also my birthday. Since 10% of the donations will be given to a charity, it's only fair that the contributors help decide which charity is worthy of this gift. In addition, contributors that opt to get a copy of the book will be sent their copies first. For more information and to learn how you can contribute, visit

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Health Benefits of Alkaline Water

Health Benefits of Alkaline Water

Water is life! Water is energy! Water is interdimensional! Water is timeless! Today, we're going to talk about alkaline water. Specifically, the awesome benefits of ionized alkaline water machines.

What do you know about alkaline water? What have you heard? Okay, let me back up a little bit. What is alkaline? Alkaline water has the pH level higher than 7. In nature, there are countries around the world and natural alkaline water and they are known for longevity and good health. Here is a list of a few of those countries where antioxidant alkaline water flows naturally: 

  • Vilcabamba, Equador
  • Nordenau, Germany
  • Hita Tenryosui, Japan
  • Tiacote, Mexico
  • Zam Zam, Saudia Arabia

7 Benefits of Ionized Alkaline Water:
  1. The molecules in alkaline water are smaller, which makes it easier to be absorbed by cells in your body. That means your body will hydrate faster. That is also why teas steep faster whether the alkaline water is hot or cold. It helps with the flavor when you cook with it.
  2. It boosts your immune system by helping to neutralize the acidity in your body from a poor diet, stress, or environmental toxins.
  3. Minerals like calcium and magnesium in the water are important to bone health.
  4. Alkaline water's antioxidants help prevent the cell growth of free radicals in the body that would cause rapid aging. It has anti-aging properties.
  5. Studies show that alkaline water is a treatment for reflux disease.
  6. According to a study, drinking alkaline water results in significant weight loss in those considered obese.
  7. Unlike tap or bottled water, when you soak your fruits and vegetables in strong alkaline water with a pH level of 11 or 11.5, it removes dirt, pesticides, and wax. Your fruits and vegetables will taste way better!

NCBI Independent Study

Demonstration Video

Questions and Answers:
  • Are there any dangers to drinking ionized alkaline water? No. To date, there are no adverse effects recorded or proven. There are people that speculate, especially with the upward trend of drinking ionized alkaline water from a machine, but they have no scientific proof to back their claims.
  • Is the chemistry of the ionized water in a machine the same as getting it from a spring? Yes. Both get their alkalinity from alkaline mineral hydroxides. 
  • How soon after it comes out of the machine should I drink it? You can store it in a dark bottle to keep the pH levels up, but if not, drink it from a regular container within 24 hours after it comes out of the machine.
  • Were there studies conducted to back up the health benefits? Yes. As seen in the links above, independent studies were conducted in various countries. In fact, Japanese hospitals are equipped with alkaline machines that produce different pH levels of water. Over 20% of Japanese homes have ionized alkaline water machines.
I hope I've helped you have a better understanding of the benefits of alkaline water. Visit me on Instagram to see pictures and videos of me using my machine and the many benefits. Once you buy a machine, you have the option to be a distributor, if you want. If you're in the US, buying a machine is tax deductible.

Now, the number one ionized alkaline water machine in the world and the one that I use is Enagic's Kangen Water Machine. For more information about the company and to buy their products, visit Use my sponsor ID 7318992 and my business name J&D Marketing Group LLC so I'll get credit for providing you with the information and sending you to their website. 

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Comment below with your email and I'll send you a PDF copy with all their machines and descriptions. In addition, after you purchase a machine using my sponsor ID and name, comment below and I'll send you a PDF with all the different ways to use each pH levels for things like acne, eczema & psoriasis, armpit odor, bruises, alopecia & baldness, constipation, urinary tract infection, and so much more. I'll also provide you with my contact information and links to my groups so everyone can help you. Talk soon!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Pancake

Good morning fam! Today, I'm going to share with you, my Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Pancake recipe. ‘Tis the season for pumpkin! And you’re going to enjoy this vegan recipe, even if you're not a pumpkin eater or a vegan—it’s simple, healthy, and delicious!

Last year, during the fall (autumn) season and after I was done with my vegan clothing line, I was playing around with using pumpkin in a lot of my recipes; this was one of many that I came up with for the season. Pumpkin is a great ingredient to add to any food for health and for the holiday season. While creating my vegan pumpkin spice pancake recipe, I decided to make a gluten-free version, which required a slight adjustment, even with a 1 to 1 gluten-free flour. In this recipe, the ingredients consist of:

  • NO Animals (Meatless)
  • NO Dairy (Dairy-Free)
  • NO Eggs (Eggless)
  • NO Gluten
  • NO Granulated Sugar
  • NO Honey
  • NO Oils
  • NO Tree Nuts

Simplicity and taste, as well as health, were my focus in creating this recipe. We understand that not everyone aspiring to eat a vegan or plant-based diet is doing so for ethical reasons—at the end of the day, we’re all vegans and we're making the world a better place. To achieve that, teaching people how to make tasty foods is always helpful. 

To go a step further, my recipe goal is to keep the vegan/plant-based recipes as simple as possible with a short to medium list of ingredients that are easy to find and pronounce. So, if you don’t have these items already, get to the store right now and start shopping for them. You can also order your ingredients online.

Your Shopping List (4-7 ingredients)
  • Gluten-free 1 to 1 baking flour
  • Pumpkin puree (the only ingredient in the can should be pumpkin)
  • Rice milk (unsweetened; can have vanilla)
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Baking powder (not needed if you use gluten-free self-rising flour)
  • Sea salt (optional)
  • Maple syrup (optional)

Tools You Will Need
  • Nonstick griddle or frying pan
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • 2 Bowls (1 Medium and 1 Large)
  • Measuring cups & spoons

  1. Turn the non-stick griddle on to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl:
    • 1 1/4 cups, gluten-free baking flour
    • 2 tsp, pumpkin pie spice
    • 2 tsp., baking powder (optional if have self-rising flour)
    • 1/4 tsp, sea salt (optional)

  1. Add the following ingredients to the medium bowl and use the whisk to mix well:
    • 1/3 cup, pumpkin puree
    • 1 3/4 to 2 cups, unsweetened rice milk
    • 1 tbsp., maple syrup (optional)

  1. Add the pumpkin mixture to the large bowl with the dry ingredients, then mix well with the whisk.

  1. Using 1/4 cup of batter per pancake, pour the batter onto the hot griddle or frying pan to make 10-12 pancakes.

  1. Serve with your favorite toppings and/or syrup. Enjoy! 

I hope you enjoyed this delicious vegan gluten-free pumpkin spice pancake recipe, which is great for the autumn holiday season—Halloween and Thanksgiving (and even Christmas). ‘Tis the season!

Let me know if you want more pancake recipes and if you enjoyed this gluten-free, vegan one. For more vegan recipes and/or ideas, check outthese books or check out my book. Have an awesome day and talk soon! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Vacation For Free and Get Paid

Hey! Daniella here. It's Travel Tuesday... How are you doing today? How are you feeling today? I'm so excited to share something that has made a huge difference in my life. I'm excited and grateful to be here and to be able to share this with you.

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be able to take more vacations each year with your family and/or friends? Have you ever wondered how it feels to vacation for free or at wholesale prices? Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to get paid to travel?

Would you like to vacation more? Would you like me to share with you how you can get paid while you vacation? If you answered yes to these questions, then keep reading.

In a moment, we’re going to talk more about vacationing more and getting paid while you travel, but first, if it's okay with you, I would like to share a personal story with you.

After my siblings and I permanently moved to Miami, Florida to live with my mother, life was like a roller coaster ride. We were happy to be with my mom, but we struggled financially and at one point we lived in a minivan. One summer, while living in that van, we drove south to go stay with different friends. One worked at Disney World. 

During our summer there and even though my mom's friend had free tickets to Disney, we never went to Disney World because my mom was always working. Even though we never complained, I think she felt guilty about not taking us. Strangely enough, both my parents have been to Disney World prior and traveled to various countries. In fact, my father flew from Jamaica with a new girlfriend to Disney World while we lived in Miami. He later said his girlfriend at the time paid for the trip and he didn't know my mother hadn't taken us there yet. So, we didn't do traditional vacations in my family, unless you count visiting relatives or friends or going to Jamaica for funerals. However, we did visit local or traveling amusement parks whenever possible so to me that meant something.

After graduating from Air Force Basic Military Training (BMT) and technical school, my mom's boyfriend at the time paid for us to go to the Bahamas to spend a whole day. It was a gift because my mom felt bad about not being able to afford to bring my family to see my graduation. However, everything her boyfriend did was connected to gambling. We stayed in a casino hotel where it was legal to gamble at 18. Since my younger years with my parents were in Jamaica, it didn't feel like I was somewhere new, plus, he spent the whole time in the hotel gambling. I started walking through the local streets to explore, but then I realized that I didn't know whether or not the local area was safe. I went back to the hotel. Later, I went to the beach by myself. I briefly watched the movement of the waves, inhaled the scent of the clean ocean air, felt the warm sand between my toes, and dipped my feet in the ocean to clean them off before heading back to the hotel. Since the Air Force barely paid airmen enough money back then, I wasn't going to waste my money gambling, so... my mom's boyfriend would occasionally give me a few bucks to gamble.

It wasn't until I was 20 years old and in the Air Force that my mom was able to take us all to Disney World and Universal Studios. I can remember the happy look on her face. I remember her hugs feeling warmer and tighter than usual. I remember the smell of the foods and the loud laughter of everyone while we sat together as a family and planned out our fun-filled day each morning. We were able to relax in a hotel without worrying about cleaning up after anyone. We went on terrifying rides then laughed and poked fun at who screamed the loudest. As I sit here I can imagine how proud my mom must have felt to accomplish the goal of finally taking us all to Disney World. Not only that, but she paid for it all by herself. After that, Disney World became my definition of taking a vacation.

I married a man that also thought of Disney World or Disneyland and visiting relatives as taking a vacation. Even while we were stationed in Japan, we didn't take off; we just worked, hung out or played video games with friends. However, I got pregnant. Oh, and us being sent off to war was no vacation. When our youngest was old enough, we took our first trip as a family to Disneyland after visiting family in California. We took our first trip to Disney World as a family a few years later. Last year after a business conference in Orlando, we were going to take the kids, now teenagers, to Disney; however, they asked to go to Universal Studios instead. That was their second time there. Their request felt like that day when they asked us to please stop taking them to the zoo; it wasn't fun because they felt sorry for the hot, tired, sad looking animals.

Not too long after our Universal trip last year, something new happened. A friend of mine from various entrepreneurial training I've embarked on for the last two years asked if I wanted to join her travel club. At first, I said no, but then she started to tell me more and even showed me some new tech the club was working on. It wasn't just a travel club, it was a lifestyle change. I took a leap of faith and I joined. Ever since then, my family has been doing so much more and at low prices. Visiting fun and exciting places, staying at beautiful resorts, enjoying our dining outs, having adventures in the air, land, and sea. Making new memories and accumulating new travel friends. And, to top it off, I get paid!

Next year, we're visiting the continent of Africa. You should join us!

Here are five reasons why you should join my travel club:
1.    Wholesale prices for vacation packages. This include stays at 5-star hotels or resorts with a host at most places.
2.    Affordable monthly membership dues that turn into equivalent dollar amount in points. Refer 4 and pay no more.
3.    Dine, entertain or go to the spa and a discount and/or a percentage of what you spent turns into travel bucks to use on vacation packages.
4.    Optional business opportunity to be paid initially and monthly commissions for each referral that becomes a member.
5.    Optional business opportunity for a smartcard. Use it, if someone wants one, give them your link to purchase. Get a commission from each purchase and regular use of the card.

(Income possibilities range from $6,000 to $1,000,000+ per year.)

Here's how I can help you be successful:
1.    Goal Setting
2.    Mentorship
3.    Training
4.    Celebrating

If you want to learn more, come talk with me at or send me a friend request at