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Lizzie Sider to celebrate bullying prevention month in Las Vegas

Posted by gwenadmin
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Posted on October 12, 2014

World Trust Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit will present its youth ambassador, country/pop – singer/songwriter Lizzie Sider, during theLife is Beautiful festival , a music, food, art and learning festival in Downtown Las Vegas Oct. 24-26.  We are so proud of Lizzie for being a GWEN gal, and she is sharing her message wherever she can.

Sider will be interviewed for the Life is Beautiful HD Streaming event and record public service announcements to inspire young people to become global citizens. Currently on a national media tour, the star is actively promoting her anti-bullying awareness campaign, “Nobody Has the Power to Ruin Your Day.” She is asking everyone to answer the question, “What will you do to change the world?” for World Trust Foundation’s Your Voice, Your Choice social media campaign.

With her debut single “Butterfly,” 16-year-old is rocking as a country chart sensation and role model and to fans of multiple generations. “Butterfly” is a song about Sider’s journey to overcome the teasing and bullying she experienced in elementary school. It has reached Top 40 on the Music Row Country Chart and received over 1,000,000 views on YouTube.

Sider discovered music and theater in Jackson, Wyoming, where she has spent the greater part of every summer since she was born. Growing up, Sider attended concerts of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum. Sider has opened for Jamie O’Neal and for Aaron Tippin.

The Life is Beautiful HD streaming event will feature select highlights of concerts, culinary demonstrations, art exhibitions and learning sessions in four vertical channels. Celebrity interviews and PSAs that promote global citizenship and aligned causes will also be featured throughout the stream-cast. As youth ambassador of World Trust, Sider will be on hand to share personal experiences that inspired her to advocate for young people struggling with the issues like bullying that plagued her own childhood.

Designed as a fully interactive social experience, the online viewing screen will provide a social network platform where Sider’s fans can share their commitment to the Your Voice campaign during the live stream for several hours on each day of the festival.

Purposed as a fundraiser to support youth empowerment initiatives, the Life is Beautiful HD Streaming Event will be available to the public on a $20 donation-per-view basis at Events.WorldTrust.org. All proceeds support youth empowerment and mentoring programs via World Trust Foundation. Share with @LizzieSider using #YourVoice and #LifeisBeautifulStreaming.

October Young Leader Spotlight

Posted by gwenadmin
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Posted on October 01, 2014

ARB_4964!This past school year,  Lizzie Sider, an up and coming 16 year old country pop artist and  a role model for kids, who was bullied in early elementary school. has been on a 250 school, one person show, anti bully tour and visited with over 100,000 elementary and middle school students throughout every corner of California, Texas and Florida.  Lizzie continues her tour this year with her first stop in NYC in October for National Bully Prevention Month.  Lizzie also has created an NPO “Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day”.  After NYC, Lizzie moves on the Washington, DC.  Holiday break and then back on the road in February.

Lizzie has performed all over the country, been on TV and radio many times, and performed over 25 National Anthems at Major League sporting events. Her signature single, “Butterfly,” and her second single release and music video, “I Love You That Much,” charted in the Top 40 on Nashville’s Music Row Chart. Lizzie is passionate about speaking out against bullying, being a positive role model for kids, and making a difference. She is proud to be a spokesperson for organizations such as PACER Teens Against Bullying and GWEN (Global Women’s Empowerment Network). Lizzie won a 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Butterfly,” which she performed live, at the HMMA awards dinner in Hollywood, CA. Lizzie recently received the Peter Yarrow Hatebraker Hero Award, for her leadership role in bully prevention. Lizzie has appeared and performed on the Queen Latifah and Home & Family TV shows. She was named “Who to Watch in 2013” by the Country Music Association, and for the second straight year, has been awarded her own booth at the annual CMA Fest in Nashville for June 2014, where she also performed live on the Chevy Roadhouse CMA stage, and at the famed, Bluebird Café.

Meditate Your Way To The Top, Part Two: Breath & Gravity

Posted by Rocco Distefano
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Posted on September 19, 2014

Hello there! It’s Rocco Distefano with a great new meditation video for your viewing pleasure!

Back in May I gave a lecture at Brookdale College for the students of the Pride Network Speak Summit. The summit was a spectacular event, designed to spark an organic dialogue between peers on a range of subjects, including meditation and spirituality.

I wanted to share with you some of the key points of my talk, including what meditation really is and why you don’t need an owner’s manual to learn how to use this special and essential feature that is built right into your human hardware.

This is part 2 of a series of 4 videos. Go and watch the first video if you missed it! In today’s video, I talk about the secrets of breath and gravity and how to use this basic function of life and this powerful earthy force to improve your life exponentially!

After watching the video, I encourage you to take part in the discussion in the comments section below the video at YourLifeIsAwesome.com! It’s the best part of watching videos like this! Have you ever used gravity to aid you in your mediations ? Do you focus on breath as much as you thought you did? Do you have any tips or techniques not mentioned in the video that you would like to share with the world? I’ll bet you do! Add them to the comments!

Your unique experience is very important! So please take the time to comment and share this video with your friends! Your words may help someone who may not be able to put their feelings into words and may help someone make the breakthrough that they need! I promise that whatever healthy energy you put out in the form of comments will come back to you ten fold!

I will be active in the comments section at YourLifeIsAwesome.com and make myself available to answer any question you have on this video. 🙂 I am looking forward to connecting with you!

See you in the next video!

Until then, big hugs & love!

Rocco Distefano