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How Katie Dunlop, Fitness Influencer, Conquered The Thyroid’s Butterfly Effect

The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly.   It controls metabolic functions, breathing, heart rate, and much more.

Katie Dunlop is one of the fitness industry’s most accomplished and followed fitness gurus. As the beloved founder of Love Sweat Fitness, Katie has created a global online community that encompasses nearly 400,000 followers on Instagram and 550,000 YouTube subscribers, all joining together to support one another’s fitness and lifestyles.

Started in 2014, her channel has logged over 34,000,000 views, and counting. Her videos provide quick, effective workouts and high-quality advice that has helped countless thousands create a happy and healthy lifestyle. The excellent content, along with Katie’s kind and genuine personality, is what has helped make her channel a favorite.


Erin Jones-Wesley: Meet the Renaissance SuperWoman Who is Inspiring LA’s Youth Through Sport

Remember the name Erin Jones-Wesley. You may see it soon on the Silver Screen or in the news as Miss California or Miss America. You may have already heard her name if you follow NCAA softball, watch ESPN, or you’re interested in the people behind noteworthy charities.

Only 27 years old, Erin is multi-talented and ready to take on the world. I recently caught up with her to discuss her past accomplishments, present projects, and future goals including her impending path to royalty.READ MORE

A Class Act: Annie Coulson on the Arts, Anxiety, Ambition and more

Many great things start with the letter A: Artistic, Authentic, Ambitious, and Actress, among others. All those terms also have another thing in common. They can all be used to describe Annie Coulson, a freshman from the DC suburbs who is now attending NYU’s heralded Tisch School of the Arts.

Recently, I had the pleasure to speak with Annie about college, her newfound social media popularity, her relationship with a Broadway star, and mental health.

Glancing at her Instagram reveals she could easily pass off as Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Coupling that with her adorable relationship with Andrew Barth Feldman, the youngest person to play the titular role in Dear Evan Hansen, and adding in her acceptance into a coveted theatre program that Meryl Streep and Lady Gaga were once a part of makes it easy to believe Annie has the perfect life.


Emily Robinson: YouTube Today, Broadway Tomorrow

We live in a world where it seems like everyone is trying to make a name for themselves as an online personality, or influencer, if you will. In that regard, the two main questions people ask Google are, “How Can I Become Instagram famous?” and, “How Can I Make Popular YouTube Videos?” To learn the answer, you can either scroll through and read the eleven billion results or you can take the lead from a savvy teenager.


The Future of Girls

An Interview with Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury


“If women are marginalized in any human endeavor, I can tell you that endeavor will not succeed.”


With Joanne Tawfilis and Ambassador Chowdhury, New York, 2013

As Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury spoke those words to me recently during a private interview at the United Nations in New York City, I felt a sense of relief. Having served as President of the UN Security Council, Senior Special Advisor to the UN General Assembly President, UN Under-Secretary General, President of UNICEF Board, recipient of UNESCO Gandhi Gold Medal for Culture of Peace, and as one of the world’s most respected advocates for gender equality, he proved resolute and forthright about his convictions.

My relief arose from the realization that the Ambassador will indeed always be there as a champion for the 50% of humanity that needs male leaders to step up and help us females ford the stream. “By marginalizing women we are using only 50% of the capacity the world has to improve itself,” he laments.  “It is high time that we should act to proactively, consciously and resolutely assert the inherent equality that women have. Recognize that, give them a place and benefit from that.”

So, what is the Future of Girls? Brighter, thanks to Ambassador Chowdhury. Let me explain. I had served on a panel with Ambassador Chowdhury at a UN conference in 2013, and heard him give a presentation in California last year.

Lessons for Living – With A View To The Future

An Interview with Joanne Tawfilis

Joanne Tawfilis on left, receiving 2011 Human Rights Hero Award Geneva, Switzerland

Joanne Tawfilis on left, receiving 2011 Human Rights Hero Award Geneva, Switzerland

I recently had the privilege to participate in a wide ranging Skype interview with Joanne Tawfilis. Mrs. Tawfilis is a former United Nations Diplomatic level executive. In addition she is Founder/Chair of Board of Directors at The United Nations Association of the United States of America. As a result of her accomplishments as a humanitarian and promoter of worldwide peace, Mrs. Tawfilis has been honored and recognized around the world. Just a few of her national and international awards include:READ MORE