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First Female Athlete-Owned Sneaker Company Backs Flag Football, Sponsors Star Athletes, and Redefines Recovery Footwear

“TRONUS sets the pace as the first female athlete-founded sneaker brand, powering USA Flag Football, supporting top talent, and revolutionizing recovery footwear with designs that blend athletic excellence with fashion-forward innovation, reshaping the sports landscape.”

 

TRONUS, a trailblazing sneaker brand under the visionary ownership of female athlete Santia Deck, is redefining the sports industry landscape. Notably distinguished as the first sneaker company owned by a female athlete, TRONUS is cementing its commitment to innovation and athlete support through its recent sponsorship of the USA Flag Football World Champions, SHE UNIT, and YTG (YOUR TAX GURUS), during the 2024 USA Flag Football World Championships in Tampa, Florida.

In an exciting expansion of its team, TRONUS proudly welcomes Nyqwan Murray, a former Seattle Seahawks player and esteemed member of the USA Flag Football National Team, along with Lia Paulette, who made it to the first U17 USA national team, clinching the Jr International Cup was a landmark achievement. Adding to this illustrious lineup is ZT Torres, a 9-year-old sports prodigy, whose participation in flag football and soccer epitomizes the brand’s dedication to nurturing young athletic talent.

Central to the TRONUS ethos is the influence of Cynthia Cureton-Robles, COO/Co-Owner and Santia Deck’s mother, renowned within the community as “Everybody’s Momma.” A serial entrepreneur who has masterfully guided Santia Deck’s athletic and business endeavors, Cureton-Robles brings a unique perspective on the importance of recovery in sports. Her advocacy for increased awareness about the necessity of recovery is rooted in a profound understanding that maintaining healthy feet is crucial for athletes’ longevity in their sports. “Athletes are taught to train and play hard,” she emphasizes, “but they need to understand that recovery is just as important to keep athletes in the game longer.”

TRONUS is not merely a sneaker brand; it’s a movement aimed at enhancing the athletic journey through superior Active Recovery Slides and cushioned athletic footwear. The brand seamlessly merges style, comfort, and performance, setting new standards for what athletes expect from their footwear.

Santia Deck, alongside Cynthia Cureton-Robles, is at the forefront of this revolution, stating, “Our mission transcends the creation of innovative footwear. It’s about challenging norms, empowering athletes across all levels, and highlighting the essential role of recovery in their careers. The partnership with the USA Flag Football World Champions and the addition of our incredible sponsored athletes exemplify our dedication to excellence and our pledge to support athletes in their pursuit of greatness.”

As TRONUS gains momentum, its leadership by dynamic female entrepreneurs and its commitment to supporting athletes through innovative product design are poised to position the brand as a global leader in the sports industry.

 

About TRONUS:

Founded by female athlete Santia Deck and co-owned with Cynthia Cureton-Robles, TRONUS is revolutionizing the sneaker industry with a focus on supporting athletes and promoting the significance of recovery. By offering the best in Active Recovery Slides and cushioned athletic footwear, TRONUS marries style with unparalleled comfort and performance, redefining the essence of what a sneaker brand can be. For more information go to: https://tronusofficial.com/

The Masterpiece Lounge: Aligning Faith and Entrepreneurship

In this segment, Chrisnatha discusses mindset mastery and the importance of alignment between faith and entrepreneurship.  

Here are steps to help in creating that mindset below

  •         The Interplay Between Faith and Entrepreneurial Mindset
  •         Identify and Address Self-Limiting Beliefs
  •         Cultivate Resilience Through Faith Principles
  •         Develop a Positive and Solution-Focused Mindset
  •         Encourage Gratitude and Mindfulness Practices
  •         Staying Motivated Through Faith-Centric Inspiration
  •         Creating Affirmations and Declarations Based on Faith Principles
  •         Building a Supportive Community Rooted in Faith and Entrepreneurship
  •         Regular Self-Reflection and Alignment with Faith Principles
  •         Continual Growth and Learning

 

About Chrisnatha:

Chrisnatha Derosier is a Certified Life Coach, Author, Speaker, and Media correspondent. She is the founder of the Masterpiece Coaching & Consulting Firm.

She is funky, soft, and just plain fabulous! She has captivated audiences at universities, conferences, summits, and retreats. Named the Urban League of Broward County’s “Success Story,” Chrisnatha is making her mark in her community as well as in the world at large. She has been seen on television and featured on various radio, and podcast shows nationally and internationally.

Chrisnatha Derosier helps her clients to discover the Masterpiece within by owning their greatness in their daily lives and business. She educates and empowers her clients to start their own businesses, write their first books, and flourish in their speaking careers.  Through her company, Masterpiece Coaching & Consulting Firm, she helps authors, speakers, and creatives through her online school, the Masterpiece Institute, through webinars, ebooks, and online courses.

This video was pre-recorded on Facebook, but you can watch live episodes with Chrisnatha every Wednesday at 11 AM CST on our Facebook.

The Masterpiece Lounge: Faith-Centric Goal Setting & Planning

In this segment, Chrisnatha discusses setting faith-centric goals. It involves integrating spiritual beliefs, values, and aspirations into the process of setting and pursuing goals.

Here are steps to help you or others set faith-centric goals:

  1. Connect with Your Faith and Values
  2. Prayer and Meditation for Clarity
  3. Define Faith-Aligned Goals
  4. Use Affirmations and Scriptures
  5. Create a Vision Board or Visualization Practice
  6. Break Goals Down into Actionable Steps
  7. Implement a Faith-Based Action Plan
  8. Regularly Review and Pray Over Your Goals
  9. Seek Accountability and Support
  10. Trust and Surrender to Your Faith Journey

 

About Chrisnatha:

Chrisnatha Derosier is a Certified Life Coach, Author, Speaker, and Media correspondent. She is the founder of the Masterpiece Coaching & Consulting Firm.

She is funky, soft, and just plain fabulous! She has captivated audiences at universities, conferences, summits, and retreats. Named the Urban League of Broward County’s “Success Story,” Chrisnatha is making her mark in her community as well as in the world at large. She has been seen on television and featured on various radio, and podcast shows nationally and internationally.

Chrisnatha Derosier helps her clients to discover the Masterpiece within by owning their greatness in their daily lives and business. She educates and empowers her clients to start their own businesses, write their first books, and flourish in their speaking careers.  Through her company, Masterpiece Coaching & Consulting Firm, she helps authors, speakers, and creatives through her online school, the Masterpiece Institute, through webinars, ebooks, and online courses.

This video was pre-recorded on Facebook, but you can watch live episodes with Chrisnatha every Wednesday at 11 AM CST on our Facebook.

The Masterpiece Lounge: Financial Wellness and Budgeting

In this segment, Chrisnatha discusses budgeting. Empowering financial wellness and budgeting involves a systematic approach to managing finances and setting achievable goals.

Here are steps to help you in this process:

  •         Assess Your Current Financial Situation
  •         Set Clear Financial Goals
  •         Create a Realistic Budget
  •         Track and Monitor Your Expenses
  •         Establish an Emergency Fund
  •         Manage and Reduce Debt
  •         Save and Invest Wisely
  •         Review and Adjust Regularly
  •         Educate Yourself and Seek Professional Advice
  •         Practice Discipline and Patience

 

About Chrisnatha:

Chrisnatha Derosier is a Certified Life Coach, Author, Speaker, and Media correspondent. She is the founder of the Masterpiece Coaching & Consulting Firm.

She is funky, soft, and just plain fabulous! She has captivated audiences at universities, conferences, summits, and retreats. Named the Urban League of Broward County’s “Success Story,” Chrisnatha is making her mark in her community as well as in the world at large. She has been seen on television and featured on various radio, and podcast shows nationally and internationally.

Chrisnatha Derosier helps her clients to discover the Masterpiece within by owning their greatness in their daily lives and business. She educates and empowers her clients to start their own businesses, write their first books, and flourish in their speaking careers.  Through her company, Masterpiece Coaching & Consulting Firm, she helps authors, speakers, and creatives through her online school, the Masterpiece Institute, through webinars, ebooks, and online courses.

This video was pre-recorded on Facebook, but you can watch live episodes with Chrisnatha every Wednesday at 11 AM CST on our Facebook.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor Dr. LaNysha Adams Launches ME POWER Audiobook

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Award-winning author and founder of Edlinguist Solutions LaNysha Adams, Ph.D. is set to captivate audiences nationwide as she launches the audiobook version of her acclaimed bestseller, ME POWER (ISBN: 979-8885045698) during American Heart Month. Dr. Adams, a 7-time award-winning author, mother of two, and cardiac arrest survivor, draws from her journey to offer a motivational guide to personal growth and fulfillment.

ME POWER encourages individuals to unlock their limitless potential with self-knowledge and principled action. Dr. Adams, who was saved by her husband performing CPR after a cardiac arrest, emphasizes the importance of heart health, especially during the American Heart Association’s 100th birthday.

“As we celebrate the American Heart Association’s centennial, we must focus on health and hope for everyone,” says Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO. “With nearly 3 out of 4 cardiac arrests occurring at home, it’s vital for all families to know CPR.”

Dr. Adams’ survival story adds a unique perspective, highlighting the rarity of such outcomes. Recent statistics from the American Heart Association indicate that CPR if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, can triple a person’s chance of survival. 

“I am incredibly blessed to have a partner with CPR certification capable of saving me in time,” says Dr. Adams. “Shockingly, fewer than 10% of people who experience cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting survive. Even more disheartening is that this statistic has remained the same for over 30 years.” 

The audiobook release precedes Dr. Adams’ upcoming national radio and TV tour and her TEDx talk scheduled for April 20 in Ashbury Park, NJ. Through these engagements, Dr. Adams aims to share insights from ME POWER, highlighting the significance of heart health and cardiovascular disease prevention.

ME POWER, in its audiobook form, provides easy accessibility to Dr. Adams’ empowering message, delivering both inspiration and practical advice. As American Heart Month takes center stage, journalists are invited to engage with Dr. Adams’ story and spread awareness about the vital connection between personal empowerment and heart health.

Starting February 15, 2024, the audiobook will be available during Heart Failure Awareness Week #HFWeek2024.

Stay connected with Dr. Adams on social media (@edlinguist) and her website, www.lanysha.com.

LISTEN TO AUDIOBOOK EXCERPT 

https://soundcloud.com/mepower 

These Queens Have Earned Their Crowns

Today, WE tv, AMC Networks’ destination for compelling unscripted television, releases the premiere episode of their new unscripted series, Bold & Bougie, which follows a dynamic ensemble of women who are determined to live unapologetically on their own terms and rewrite their narrative. New episodes of Bold & Bougie will air weekly on Thursdays.

On the series premiere of Bold & Bougie:

EPISODE 101 | “Let Me Reintroduce Myself”
Fresh from her high-profile divorce, Crystal Renay anxiously attends her friend’s Gocha’s pool party. She immediately gets static from Malaysia and Tameka, friends of her ex’s ex. Producer Princess deals with the after-effects of a botched surgery.

Bold and Bougie promises viewers an exhilarating journey following a group of extraordinary and fearless women who refuse to let societal expectations or age define them. Instead, they embrace their individuality and empower one another to live life to the fullest – well into adulthood. From Carlos King’s Kingdom Reign Entertainment, the series will feature personalities Malaysia PargoTameka FosterGocha Hawkins, Princess Banton-Lofters and Crystal Smith.

Romance Can Wait, Let’s Take Care Of Ourselves For Once, 10 New Ways To Spend Valentine’s Day 2024

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Valentine’s Day is often seen as a day to celebrate romantic love, but it’s also a great opportunity to show love to ourselves. In a world that constantly tells us to be better, do more, and achieve more, it’s easy to forget to be kind to ourselves. This Valentine’s Day, let’s make a conscious effort to show love to ourselves by practicing kindness. It’s important to prioritize our own well-being and give ourselves the time and attention we deserve. Self-love allows us to have a healthy and positive relationship with ourselves. When we love and accept ourselves, we are more likely to make choices that are in alignment with our values and beliefs. This type of love is not dependent on anyone else. It is an internal source of validation and happiness, rather than something that is reliant on external factors such as a romantic partner.

10. Place a positive body image notes in jean pockets at a department store

It would be like sending a secret V-Day gift to your crush, who is probably in an unhappy marriage anyway. Give that same energy to someone you don’t know.

9. Return shopping carts for people at the grocery store

It would be like picking up dinner for someone who doesn’t even see you trying and stays glued to their phone while pouring out the wine. Help out that older person you just walked past instead. They will surely notice you.

shopping basket
Photo by Eduardo Soares.

8. Leave money on a vending machine for someone

We love free things. By leaving money around, you help someone less fortunate feel lucky. Think about it. We can all use a little magic these days.

7. Write a Dear John letter to one of our military members working internationally / Write to an inmate serving out a prison sentence

They are fighting for your freedom so you can be safe, so it is wise to remember them on the day set aside for love. We all need somebody in dark times. Inmates in prison are mainly overlooked when it comes to love.

6. Buy flowers and stand outside of a homeless shelter

You become the special delivery person for someone who is living life as an unhoused person. Being homeless does not mean you are not working. It means we live in a society that requires income for basic human needs like food and shelter.

homeless person outside
Matheus Ferrero

5. Buy an extra breakfast, lunch, or dinner

Be the hand that feeds someone else. Sharing a good meal with someone can do a lot for their mental health and morale.

4. Write an encouraging message on your social media feed

Giving out positive vibes is just like canceling out negative energy. Be a leader, and instead of writing a comment that is likely to be buried by other comments, try a post. It will make you smile.

3. Galentine’s Day / Bro Day

Love on your friends. They are the ones who love you when you are in search of that romantic partner. The ones you send texts to on those dates. We love to be in love, but we often forfeit the love we already have during the pursuit of sexual love. Just because platonic means non-physical does not mean those relationships shouldn’t be celebrated.

2. Volunteer in a mental health capacity

We can give up our time instead of money. Try a call center. Try an online forum. Seek out people that you can help and help them. Facebook healing groups, YouTube forums, and X spaces are great outlets

Photo by Clark Tibbs.

1. Recommend someone your favorite book/movie

Sharing insights that are personal and helpful to someone else is great for our egos and our own minds. We all want to feel like an expert to a degree. Sharing what you love instead of bashing what you hate is always a better use of time.

Tahyira SavannaAbout Tahyira Savanna: Tahyira is a lifestyle journalist and writer.  Her interests include human stories and introspection.  She interviews everyday people doing their part to make our world a happier place.

Follow her on Twitter @TAsterisk and Instagram @iletthegoodtimesroll

 

One Love- A Gentle Valentine’s Reminder

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“One love!”

Here’s a gentle Valentine’s reminder. V-Day is here!

Ready or not, here it comes!  While most people are trying to decide when to take down their Christmas tree, stores have already shifted their focus to Valentine’s Day.  

Yes, the thought of love is among us.  It doesn’t matter if you have a boo or not, love is a language familiar to all.  It doesn’t take much to recall love from a parent, the good times you’ve shared with your good, good girlfriends, siblings, and cousins; the heart-shaped candy with a message; the note that said do you like me check yes or no; the Edible Arrangement or dozen of red roses; the massage; the candle-lit bubble bath, the romantic dinner for two; the walk on the beach; or the love that got away…. the thoughts warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.  

This Valentine’s Day, may you smile a little brighter, laugh a little bit harder, sing a little bit louder, and love a little bit more.  In the words of Bob Marley, “One love, one heart. Let’s feel alright.”

By Amye Matthews| Who says BIG things can’t come from small beginnings?  Amye was raised in South Carolina and currently lives in Florida.  She is the youngest of three children and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources. Amye has a love of reading and writing and has been doing so since middle school.

The Masterpiece Lounge: LIVE Interview with Qrown Me Fit – I Survived Series

In this ‘I Survived’ Series, Chrisnatha sits down with the ladies of Qrown Me Fit. They discussed overcoming emotional struggles, childhood trauma and how they empower women through workouts while sharing the importance of overall wellness.

 

About Chrisnatha:

Chrisnatha Derosier is a Certified Life Coach, Author, Speaker, and Media correspondent. She is the founder of the Masterpiece Coaching & Consulting Firm.

She is funky, soft, and just plain fabulous! She has captivated audiences at universities, conferences, summits, and retreats. Named the Urban League of Broward County’s “Success Story,” Chrisnatha is making her mark in her community as well as in the world at large. She has been seen on television and featured on various radio, and podcast shows nationally and internationally.

Chrisnatha Derosier helps her clients to discover the Masterpiece within by owning their greatness in their daily lives and business. She educates and empowers her clients to start their own businesses, write their first books, and flourish in their speaking careers.  Through her company, Masterpiece Coaching & Consulting Firm, she helps authors, speakers, and creatives through her online school, the Masterpiece Institute, through webinars, ebooks, and online courses.

This video was pre-recorded on Facebook, but you can watch live episodes with Chrisnatha every Wednesday at 11 AM CST on our Facebook.

Black Love: Sitcom Edition

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Black love: sitcom edition, anyone? 

Valentine’s Day is here, and I wanted a fun way to commemorate the festivities. So, I figured I’d highlight three sitcom couples that exemplified Black love, in my opinion. Valentine’s Day is a day set aside to appreciate love and all its splendiferously divine magic. With that said, romance and love today seem to have so many clauses that it feels like people have forgotten the simplicity of both words. 

Nevertheless, “love” is an action word, and as the saying goes, “Actions speak louder than words.” To that point, there are a few sitcom romances that people still swoon over to this day. These people are actors who are paid to perform, but chemistry isn’t something that can be manufactured; it’s either there or it’s not. I digress, and in no particular order, these sitcom romances make hopeless romantics hold out hope for something similar in their own lives if they haven’t found it already. 

  1. Cliff and Claire Huxtable – (The Traditional Couple) The Cosby Show 

By all accounts, the Huxtables gave Black families something different to aspire to and appreciate regarding love and marriage. Cliff and Claire Huxtable represent the traditional couple who, more often than not, have an unspoken bond that often plays out well on screen. Not to mention the hilariously gut-busting scenarios the couple had to work together to solve when dealing with each of their five children individually or collectively. 

  1. Dwanye Wayne and Whitley Gilbert – (Opposites Attract) A Different World

Thinking about the rollercoaster Dwayne and Whitley took viewers on is to be commended, hence the reason their screen romance still resonates with viewers today. The allure to this couple was how different they were– Whitley came from a wealthy family, and well, Dwayne didn’t. However, it was those differences that made their television love story believable. They had to fight for their love and each other! Who doesn’t love this kind of love story? 

  1. Kyle Barker and Maxine Shaw (Crazy In Love) Living Single 

By today’s standards, Kyle and Max would be considered “The Toxic Couple,” and depending on your perspective, you might agree. However, what made the synergy between Max and Kyle so appealing to audiences was the way they fought their attraction for each other. This often sets the stage for hilarious quips between the two, and, oddly enough, makes the love connection more palatable. On a personal note, watching them pretend to hate each other was one of my favorite things about this show. 

 

These Black love sitcom romances were simple by today’s standards, but if you were to ask me, I would say they are much more desirable. What other Black sitcom couples would you add to this list? 

By Candis Johnson|  Candis Johnson is an author and freelance journalist from NJ. She is the editor of the Literary Magazine series SOUL as well the erotica anthology Erogenous Zone. She has a passion for music and the artists who create it. You can follow her on Instagram @misscandis36.