#QuickQuote – I Wanna See Laney’s House


Laney Book Project


“Just because a person has cancer, to me that’s not a death sentence. No matter how many people give up on you, don’t give up on yourself.  They might not even fight it. In 1986 when I had breast cancer, it was like it was a journey. I didn’t even know anybody who ever had breast cancer. Now here I am. I know this cancer wants to kill me.  I don’t know if it will or if it won’t. But I made my peace with God and I’m not afraid to die. I just wanna see Laney’s house. And I wanna see Maxine. And Daddy. Just like I wasn’t afraid of no cancer, I’m not afraid to die, either.”

From Surviving to Thriving: Summer 2018

The Place to SOAR  recently participated in a half-day workshop focused on youth, where parents, educators and mentors came together to learn holistic skills for the healthy development of our young people–in mind, body, and spirit.


SOAR Workshop — Positive Self-Image: Are You Up to PAR?

As one of the workshop leaders, I guided the audience in a discussion of the importance of positive self-image in youth. Specifically, we will examine self-image through the lens of bullying thoughts, actions and behaviors and how it all links to personal accountability and responsibility (PAR). We discussed the need for leadership, influence and connection in bullying intervention and prevention.

Did you know?
1) 70% of teens do not have a positive self-image
2) Peers play varying roles in the bully experience
3) Bullying is your business

PAR: Personal Accountability and Responsibility
Bullying is Everybody’s Business
Leadership | Influence | Connection

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User Guides are available to broaden the understanding of various roles such as community leaders, faith leaders, educators, administrators, parents. etc. Guides are available for 11 different audiences

Sample Guide – Understanding the Roles of School Administrators in Community-Wide Bullying Prevention Efforts


This Road Map helped to guide our discussion.

 


Do you know about the KnowBullying Prevention App?
Read about it…learn how you can help.

Mental Health First Aid Training Pittsburgh

Greetings!   My name is Anita D Russell. I’m the founder of SOAR Coaching Academy of Pittsburgh. I am looking for a cohort of individuals to complete Mental Health First Aid Training in the city of Pittsburgh. 

Working with Steel Smiling Pittsburgh founder, Julius Boatwright, I am searching for a group of 25 individuals who (1) believe there is a need for greater public mental health awareness, (2) agree that myths and stigmas associated with mental health need to be busted and (3) are willing to contribute to improving mental health knowledge and skills for first responders. This is a profound need and we have the tools to provide the right knowledge and skills.   

By the way, Mental Health First Aid Training offers sessions focused on youth and adults.


YES, I want to take the Mental Health First AID Training to serve the community!

 

 

Hurdles to Triumph

“The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.”
—Wilma Rudolph

Moving through life and jumping hurdles is a part of everyone’s journey. And mine is no exception. The biggest lesson that I have learned along the way is that my own inner beliefs and self talk have more impact and influence on me than those filtering in from the outside. Pastor Brian Edmond, Senior Pastor of Macedonia Pittsburgh, my home church, spoke recently about living from the inside out. What resides on the inside should influence what is manifested on the outside, not the other way around. Very powerful indeed, especially when you have triumphed over the negative self talk that resides in your head, most of which —believe it or not— is rooted in past experiences.

One of my goals as a life coach is to help people move through hurdles right into triumph and victory. Watch the video to learn more…

 

Everyday Leadership

“A leader is great, not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others.”

Can you spot Everyday Leadership in this short film? How do you practice Everyday Leadership? Share in the comments below.

Read “7 Ways To Be An Everyday Leader”


What in the world is a “lollipop” moment?  Ask Drew Dudley…
Leave your comments below.

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#QuickQuote – Mr Pie Man


Laney Book Project


“Mr. Pie Man, deemed the Oldest Man in Homestead, owned a small store right on Dixon Street. Mr Pie Man just may have been the one to teach sailors how to cuss because it didn’t matter if he was talking to an adult or a kid, they would eventually get cussed out. He was also know for having an uncanny ability to throw bricks around the corner—though admittedly, Nita never actually saw this feat.” —Anita D Russell

Storytelling in Grassroots Voices


Local Author Book Signing at Barnes & Noble at the Waterfront in Homestead. What a wonderful event it was!


I love stories written by “regular people” in their grassroots voices. I met such a group recently at the B&N book store in Homestead Pa—5 local, self-published authors sharing a bit of themselves through the written word. Best of all, I have my name on the list for a future event!

 

Studio AM Homestead

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CONVERSATIONAL BOOK SIGNING
5-7 PM saturday may 5
studio am | 225 e 8th ave homestead


My second book, Empower Your Life, was a huge launch success and made the Amazon #1 Bestseller. And now I’m onto the next phase…a series of Conversational Book Signings! The first one was held in my hometown of Homestead, right near the Waterfront.

I chose Studio AM as the venue because I absolutely love the atmosphere there as an artist haven, an art gallery and culinary artistry that is simply magnificent! And because it is a gem right in my hometown of Homestead. Check out Studio AM welcome video…

GYI: Life Up! Lead & Empower Workshop

“To CHANGE is to choose His anointing to nurture, grow and empower.”
— Anita D Russell


KIDS REGISTRATION  |  TEEN REGISTRATION

3 Dynamic John Maxwell Coaches are coming together to host the First Global Youth Initiative event in Homestead PA!


GYI: Life Up! Lead & Empower Workshop Facilitators

♦ Anita D Russell, The Place to SOAR Founder/CEO
♦ Susan Evans, The Place to SOAR Partner
♦ Juane Tyler, Tyler Consulting & Associates Founder/CEO


“We are partnering together to equip, inspire and empower youth to be the leaders they were created to be.” 


REGISTRATION NOW!

Community Center at the Homestead Senior Hi-rise
441 East 8th Avenue Homestead PA 15120

April 28, 2018
Kids Workshop 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Teen Workshop 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

KIDS REGISTRATION  |  TEEN REGISTRATION


Introductory Video
Featuring Nick Vujicic, YouthMax Ambassador

Spoken Word
Featuring spoken word artist, Devantae Butler, author of  Mindset: A Guide to Reaching Your Full Potential

Theme Song
Unity in the Community composed by Jeff Russell

Contact
soarcoachingacademy.com
info@theplacetosoar.com
609-837-7237

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Empower Your Life Summit Replay

These women share their souls, and provide strategies, tips, and practical advice based on their own journey of empowerment. You will learn how they changed their mindset, adjusted their habits, and alchemized their ways of being and how they experienced and manifested shifts in their emotional state, psyche, relationships, body, and spirit.

The Empower Your Life Summit is here for you!
You’re going to love what you learn!

Our Guests for these Interviews are the
Amazing Authors Anthology Book titled

Empower Your Life.

Hear all summit sessions.