1) Tell us about your background and upbringing:
My name is Dhylles Davis, Motivational Lifestyle Guru, Speaker, Author and Online TV Personality. Coaching and speaking found me when I was 16 years old living in Belize Central America where I attended high school. I was always sought out as a leader in my class to teach dances, inspire and motivate my peers and was encouraged to recite Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” in a poetry contest which I won first place. The feeling I received was so euphoric and infectious. I never felt anything like that before and I did not realize at that time that I was creating my destiny in become a guru, and speaker and that I was chosen to empower, mentor and teach.
2) How did you get started in the life coaching and motivational speaking, and event planning field? My career started when I decided to stop holding myself back and no longer allowed fear of walking and living in my purpose as a coach and speaker. It truly started for me after a near death experience that woke me up to live fearless and I made the decision to attend Coach Training Alliance where I received my life coaching certification and took a leap of faith in reaching out to various organizations who were gracious enough to allow me the opportunity to speak at their events.
3) What is your favorite part about being a life coach? My favorite part about being a life coach is helping my clients create their life maps that enables them to create opportunities and possibilities for themselves by practicing tips and suggestions I offer especially when it comes to sharing my life experiences with them allowing them to realize they are not alone which gives them a better outlook and approach on their lives moving forward.
4)Tell us about your book and what can people expect when reading it? My book is titled “Your Life Your Purpose No Explanations!” I wrote it back in 2013 when I was going through bouts of depression and it was my form of therapy that I felt in my spirit I needed to share with the world. The book talks about knowing your worth and how important you are and not being afraid to find and use your voice. Knowing that each and everyone of us in this world is born an accomplishment and destined for greatness and each day that we are able to wake up each morning is an amazing gift. My book is featured and can be purchased on amazon.com/kindle
5) What is your Sip and Chat movement all about? The Sip & Chat Movement is a concept I came up with when I decided to incorporate my passions of event planning, hosting, speaking, coaching and empowering into one explosive and amazing and unforgettable empowerment event series that is taking place all over the NYC Tristate area, and other states to follow. TSCM are events and forums where my guests sip responsibly and chat respectively in a judgement-free and safe environment where they are able to speak and express themselves freely on topics or issues they may be experiencing as I coach, inspire, motivate and empower them to live and not exist.
6) What upcoming projects and events do you have? I am actually working on my second book at the moment as well as working on expanding The Sip and Chat movement to Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Boston and other states to follow. I am also the online TV personality host of a YouTube show called The Sip and Chat Movement Hour Online Show (youtube.com/dhylles) which is a piggy back off of TSCM. I am also working with various motivational empowerment clients and always available to coach, mentor and inspire more clients to help them self-discovery and purpose.
On Saturday January 23rd, Ardre Orie hosted a private event, Meet the Director, for Atlanta’s female empowerment influencers at Urbane Elements Boutique. Author, Film Director, and Self Worth Advocate-Ardre Orie lead an intimate conversation with attendees about self esteem, the influence media has on defining beauty, and how to effectively celebrate one another. The conversation focused on subject mater surrounding Orie’s recently released documentary, “I AM: Consciously Beautiful”. Attendees included V.Taybron, Alicia Fitch, Queen Aftan Williams, Koereyelle Dubose, Lakia Brandenburg, Lillie Mae, Lady C. Causieestko, Ashley Starling, and Diamond Alexus.
Meet the Director was the first series of forthcoming event activations leading to the inaugural one day event, The Beautiful Mile. The Beautiful Mile is the first ever one mile beauty walk that promises to raise awareness regarding the harmful effects of societal imposed beauty standards.
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Written by Alesia Watley
Often you will hear the baby boomer generation say phrases such as “Don’t ask don’t tell”, “If you seek you shall find”, or even “As long as he is taking care of home I can’t worry about the rest”. Do you see how the dynamics of relationships have changed over the course of time? I have wondered that if social media was present or even prevalent in that era , would the women of yester years feel the way that women today feel? I do frequent my timeline on the ever popular Instagram and I have noticed that it’s all about the” show bae and I doing this, and show him buying me that”, only to be short lived or deleted because there is another female or the ever popular acronym “THOT” #Thathoeoverthere , that shares the same stories and similar pictures as you do with the same guy.
Let me ask you this. Would there be the battle of affection if certain aspects of one’s relationship didn’t make it to a social platform for others to judge and make a mockery out of? Have we learned nothing from our daily doses of reality show television that, the more you reveal the less you conceal? With my own 4 eyes, (two natural eyes and a pair of glasses that is,) I have seen social media ravage through marriages like Hurricane Katrina mixed with a Tsunami; I’m talking natural disaster of epic proportions. Discretion I have learned over the years is the key; the less they know the less of a platform of “accurate” information they can feed off of. Marriage is sacred, symbolic, and most of all where I come from , it’s supposed to last as long as the both of your natural lives. It really gets messy with the creation of “Side Chicks,” and yes you know what I’m talking about. A side chick is the woman that has tailor made herself to be your husbands answer to all of his so-called woes and what he feels he is lacking at home. Ladies and gentleman I took a poll of answers from a group of men and women and they explained that the credentials of a side chick are as follows:
Occupation: Bartender, Beautician, Trap Queen, Booster, Stripper, Waitress
Hair: Usually varies in colored sequence, 20”-30”
NAILS: Stiletto or Coffin shaped and usually includes a few rhinestones and a junk nail
Items she is never seen without: Louis Vuitton Doctor Bag or Gucci Tote, Mac matte lipstick or balm, Food stamp card, Victoria Secret Pink jogging suit, a selfie a day that she uploads on Instagram that usually includes her lips protruded to resemble a duck, in her phone your husband’s name is probably saved under “Zaddy”, “Him”, or My little Secret”. I’m just as amused as you are remember the descriptions come from a group of our peers. Let’s ask ourselves this, “Are we really mad at the side chicks and social media, or are we mad at ourselves that we allow these entities to have a leg up on our inner most thoughts and most personal moments with our love ones?
Food for Thought: Pandora’s Box never opens itself. When we create a stimulus that attracts another person’s attention, the settlement of that desire is to explore it. When we begin to protect our inner most relationships and thoughts , we can began to worry less about an outside force wreaking havoc on what we worked hard to build.
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On December 13th, Tasha Shannon hosted her “Naughty or Nice” Holiday Celebration Toy Drive in Marietta, Ga. This event brought together a great mixture of some of the city’s business professionals, entrepreneurs, and upcoming talent all for a great cause.
Throughout this event, guest were treated to complimentary food, drinks, raffles, giveaways, music powered by DJ Waffles, and fashion presentations by two of Atlantas hottest upcoming designers, including plus size clothing line Fluff Couture, and one of a kind show stopper pieces by Fashion Frenzy Atl. All guests were asked to bring at least one unwrapped toy, which was donated to the Veterans Center Toys for Tots. There were also some great performances by 3 upcoming music artist who can be found on Instagram under the following names: @themarieeffect @rahimbrazil and @sang_amadi1.
Sponsors for the event included: Michael Majesty, Status Publicity, Siege Magazine, DJ Waffles, Flyy Poduction, Ou Oui Beverage, The Ultimate Retreat, and VEU Magazine.
About the Host
Tasha Shannon is the owner of TS Hair Studio located at 551 Johnson Ferry Rd. Marietta, Ga. As a hair stylist and weaving specialist, she is commonly referred to as the “Hair Guru”, and has had work featured in numerous publications including Swagher Magazine .
On December 5th 2015, Sisterlocks hosted its first annual Charity Fundraiser Masquerade Ball in Atlanta,Ga. The idea of this event, which was headed by Sisterlocks Master Stylist Calla Johnson, was conceived on the premise of making a difference in society as a team effort, and spreading more awareness on what the Sisterlocks brand is all about.
The pupose of this event was to raise funds for 2 homeless transitional mothers , who were awarded training classes in the natural hair care industry under the instruction of Dr. Joanne Cornwell and Taliah Waajid. This was important for the ladies not only for educational purposes, but to be able to use the new skills they learn to put them on the road to financial freedom and a better life for their families.
The 2 charities that benefited from this event were: The City of Refuge and Chop Art, which is an organization that empowers youth through the arts . Events sponsors included: VEU Magazine, Upscale live band, VOD Photography, Taliah Waajid, Leaf Singer/ Songwriter, and Sisterlocks. There were 4 out of 5 Sisterlocks Master Stylists in attendance at the event including : Calla Johnson -CEO of Certified to be Natural, LLC , Sabrina Davis- licensed cosmetologist for over 13 years and owner of Queen of Roots LLC out of Orlando, Fl., Chasrah Barnes- President of Personal Affects Inc. , and Carmela Walls-Hawkins- Owner of Carmela’s Nappy Love.
For more information on the Sisterlocks visit www.sisterlocks.com
In a case that opened nearly 5 years ago against Samsung by Apple, they were found guilty of copying certain aspects of the iPhone and iPad without permission , including the patent for it’s famous pinch to zoom feature on both the iPhone and iPad devices. Apple was initially awarded $1 billion from the South Korean tech giant in the long trial, but Samsung has agreed to pay $548 million to settle the dispute, according to court filings. To compete the transaction, Apple must submit an invoice for the amount before the weekend arrives in South Korea. Even with the large settlement, the long battle between the 2 companies is still not quite over. A report states that Samsung says that it reserves the right to ask for its half billion back in the event that any future court findings change the judgment.
What are your thoughts on this? What are you doing to protect your business from copycats?
On Wednesday November 25th, Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta City Councelmember C.T, and rapper and actor T.I hosted the annual Turkey Giveaway in the city of Atlanta. This event took place at the Adamsville Recreation Center, and through their group efforts, were able to distribute 500 turkeys to deserving Atlanta families. Other partners of the event included A Center for Hope, and Celebs Give Back, who focused on collecting canned goods, and other food items for the event.
This year the focus of the event was on the senior citizens of Atlanta, along with other families, who were not able to provides meals on their own. Before the turkeys were distributed, T.I. arrived with some of his family members and addressed the crowd, along with Mayor Kasim Reed, his wife and daughter. All parties involved did a phenomenal job at giving back, while ensuring that the senior citizens, and other families felt welcomed and able to have a great Thanksgiving holiday.
The VEU Magazine team had the pleasure of being apart of this event which also featured a photo booth, DJ, performances, and brought other notable Atlanta figures out including : Robin Dyke ( who partnered with Celebs Give Backs in helping to bring in donations and organize the event), Priyanka Banks, Gynesis Losa, Amber Bryant, Michael Majesty, Lillie Young and more.
All Stressed OUT!! Healthy eating combined with natural supplements can help reduce stress. 70% of Americans are on some type of prescription drug for stress. We have to look for more natural ways to cope with stressors in our lives. A healthy diet, exercise, coping skills and natural supplements are a huge way to reprogram your body to deal with those outside stressors. Studies have shown that eating a healthy diet filled with protein and complex carbohydrates, like whole grains, such as oatmeal, quinoa and whole grain cereals, can help you keep a healthy blood glucose level. This will help you not feel that drop in energy throughout the day. Drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fruits and vegetables will also help maintain an even chemical balance and mood. The key is a balance of healthy foods that help you feel full longer and provide the body with a usable source of protein and nutrition. Confianza will allow you to trade your traditional anti-depressant for a more natural approach. This is made with adaptogenic herbs to improve mental focus and concentration and help the body cope with physical stress. Along with healthy eating and exercise, this will help to restore and maintain the bodies balance.
Written by – Robin Courtney www.healthyrobin.com WrapGirl01-IG Healthy Robin Wellness Group- FB
Benefits of an Alkaline & PH balanced body: If your body is not alkaline or at a healthy PH level then it is imbalanced and begins to suffer from chronic diseases. What we eat and drink has a direct impact on your bodies balance. The symptoms can be from runny nose, fatigue, a skin breakout, or a slight case of irritable bowel syndrome. Alkaline foods range from almonds, avacados, blueberry, coconut oil, collard greens, coffee, kale, sweet potato & tofu just to name a few. One way to combine all of the nutrients of these fruits and veggies and alkaline water is Greens from It Works. Each packet or scoop provide 8 powerful servings of Fruits and Vegetables and 38 Key Herbs, and it will Alkaline and balance your bodies PH and prepares your body to lose weight and make healthy changes! 10 Benefits of Having a Balanced Body PH include: more elastic skin, youthfulness, less arthritis, suffer from fewer colds, less headaches and flu viruses, deeper more restful sleep, mental alertness, abundant physical energy, and good digestion.
Written By: Robin Courtney
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On Sunday October 25th, Michael Majesty hosted his first Beauty and the Boss Empowerment Workshop. This event took place in the elegant Amelie’s French Bakery located in Atlanta, Ga. Beauty and the Boss was an excellent networking workshop for both aspiring and current entrepreneurs alike to come and get valuable knowledge from other business owners that are seasoned in their industry. This event was co-hosted by Lex Branch, and featured an all-star panel of men and women including: Beautii J from WE TV’s own “Cutting It In The Atl”, Gocha Hawkins, celebrity nail stylist Terrance Terry, 2x breast cancer survivor Niya Brown Matthews, Priyanka Banks from VH1’s own “Sorority Sisters”, Youtube blogger China Renee, R & B singer and song writer Kelsey Nykole, Mimi Carpenter, Robin Dyke of Bravo’s own “Mother Funders”, Yvette Ramirez, traveling hair stylist Gynesis Lo, Porsha Ferguson, Tamarah Jones, Shante Lashy, and dancer/ choreography Sakinah Lestage.
Throughout this event guest were treated to brunch featuring a delicious dessert bar by Atlanta business owner Minisins, mimosas, and recieved the ultimate red carpet treatment. Topics of discussion included branding, marketing, business start-up, letting go of fear, getting your foot in the door in your field of business, and much more. Branding and Marketing specialist Mimi Carpenter dropped some wonderful knowledge on having sustainability in your business. “Keeping yourself professional, keeping yourself authentic, and keeping yourself original is what will sustain you in this business” she said. The audience was also also allowed to ask the panel questions as well, and left with some very valuable knowledge on business and expanding their brand. Overall The Beauty and the Boss event was a great success. Part 2 is scheduled to take place early 2016. Stay tuned!