Give a Little Receive a Jewel

Just a quick update and thank you to all who have helped us in the process of trying to raise funds for our Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe!

First of all, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts if you gave, shared the news, gave words of encouragement or any support to help us on our journey!  We are super excited to report that we have raised enough to obtain material for costumes and our Dance Troupe T-shirts.  We are still in need of the other items but we are so grateful for what we have received.

 

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Our initial performance goal is to perform for those in need of cheering up and inspiration such as children in orphanages or hospitals and adults in hospitals and nursing homes living with chronic illnesses or medical hardships.  What better way to teach children how to serve others with the talents given to us by our Heavenly Father?  Thank you for whatever is put on your heart to give!  For those donating $25 or more and would like to receive a special gift, an inspirational book entitled, “Jewel”, by Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click the donate button and follow the instructions below.

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The book “Jewel” is an inspirational journey to empowerment for a woman with an exceptional life!
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Author of “Jewel”, Dr. S’rah Yisrael

For your donation of $25 or more you receive this powerful book entitled “Jewel”!

For more about this amazing author, mother and writer, Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click on this link:  Jewel by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

Here’s how to donate:

Step 1:

Decide on which amount you would like to give then click on the corresponding PayPal button below.  Any amount is welcome. Be sure to include shipping address if donating $25 or more.

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$10.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$15.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$25.00

If giving $25 or more and you would like to receive the inspirational book, “Jewel”, please fill out the below contact form and allow for approximately 2-3 weeks for shipping. Be sure to include your name, email below and full shipping address including zip code with your amount after clicking the donate button. 

Your email address will only be used for any needed shipping clarifications and will not be shared or saved after the close of the fund raiser. 

Don’t forget to subscribe here, tapin2life and to the Taptutor YouTube Channel! (Click on “Taptutor”) Stay updated here for our fund raiser progress!

Watch the dance troupe in action in our premiere video!!! 

Help these precious children to succeed by donating toward our cause.  Help us to share the joy of giving to others less fortunate & in need of hope.

Thanks for dropping by and please spread the news of our goals by sharing this link with others!

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Out of Loss Beauty Blossoms

I wanted to share an amazing story with you about a woman struck by sudden tragedy, responding with enormous courage, her method of healing and finally her triumph over her illness.  My guest artist is not a musician, poet or a dancer but is extremely creative and an inspiration to anyone who has been the victim of a debilitating illness.  She is also an inspiration for those who make excuses that something simply can’t be done.  Please take a few minutes to read about how she turned a loss that could’ve ended a craft that she enjoys, into beauty, despite her challenges.


Hi, my name is Brenda Dunams and before I had a stroke I was an artist of sorts.  I enjoyed making everything with my hands from crocheting and sewing to jewelry making, handmade clocks and wall hangings.

After my stroke, I knew my life had changed forever.  Accepting this harsh fact, I worried about how I could become an artist again.

At that time my daughter was pregnant and was concerned about how I was going to at least hold my grand baby.  I was offered an opportunity to receive rehab while recuperating in the hospital.  There, my occupational therapist asked what I did.  When I told her one of the things I did was crochet, she said, “I can show you how to do it with one hand.”  My inspiration was a bird and it’s beak.  I thought, if a bird can make a nest with a beak, what could I do with one hand, right?

Well, I was able to walk up out of rehab, and had the strength to hold my newborn grand daughter.  Slowly, I relearned how to crochet.  I’ve found other ways to do my crafts.  These are a few things I’ve done.


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All of the above and below items are handcrafted by Brenda and inspired from nature.

img-20180712-wa0006-collage Just goes to show that where there’s a will there’s a way.  I hope by sharing Brenda’s story that it is an inspiration for all of us to put forth our very best and to be grateful for every day that we have to share our talents with others.  Also to be courageous in the face of tragedy and know that we can overcome with a lot of determination and most of all our Heavenly Father and Creator of all of the Heavens, Earth and all that are within.

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Beloved One Performing Group

An update on what’s new with Beloved One Performing Group in Israel

We are a unique performing arts group in Israel specializing in poetry, song, and dance. We combine our individual talents to create a body of work telling stories of hope, love, unity, and freedom through spoken word, music, and dance.  Our source of our talents is most definitely the Heavenly Father, all praises to Him!!!  Take a look at what we do when we come together.

Beloved One is a performance group featuring Akilah Mosley “Lay”(far right), Nikia Browne “Nakiyah” (center) and yours truly, Monica Terry “Taptutor” (far left).  We’ve performed our trio act of Poetry, Song and Dance for The Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) which was hosted by the daughters of Adinah Dorfman (Elana & Aviva Dorfman), in Tel Aviv at the Levontin7 Club for a fund raiser event to give awareness and a place of safety to abused women, Bar Ilan University for a memorial and various occasions in our community.   Although each of us has our own endeavors and performances outside of Beloved One, it’s a blessing to come together in unity to magnify the name of the Heavenly Father who gave us our talents.

Please check out our recent contest entry video above.  We would be happy to perform for your special occasion as well.  You can contact us at spitscattap@gmail.com or visit our site at http://belovedone.wixsite.com/beloved1 

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(Logo: by talented artist Mykael Terry)

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Black and Invisible

About a year ago, I did a post on our missing African American girls and women.  Sadly, this problem does not receive enough attention in the media, and therefore, often the victims and the families do not get the support and care in the cases being solved nor the victims being found….alive or otherwise.  It’s as if they were here and did not matter….at all.

I am asking anyone that reads this to take the time to educate yourself of this social injustice that allows one person’s life to be placed above another’s as more important due to race, economic status, social ties or background.  No one deserves to be snatched and blotted out of existence or become a slave of another under any circumstances.

64,000 Black women and girls missing nationwide in AmericaWhere are the Amber AlertsThe Outpouring, The Awareness ConcertsDC 501 cases in 2017

The Black and Missing Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that raises awareness about missing people of color and gives support and resources to families.  According to this organization, nearly 40 percent of all missing people in the country are people of color.

No matter what your ethnicity or location,

What WILL you do for the sake of humanity?

Please provide any information you discover about the missing to all of these sites below or contacts in order to help bring them home and support the victims, families and friends.  Let’s join together and post whatever we can on our social medias & blogs to bring more awareness to this madness.  The more awareness, the more help we can generate for the Missing and bring them back, no matter what the reason they are missing.  This could easily be any of our loved ones.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Black and Missing Foundation

24/7 HelpLine (800-587-4357) or Master List of Missing Children

bring our missing home

The Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC:  Youth & Family Services Division (202)576-6768,

Command Information Center (202)727-9099

https://twitter.com/hashtag/missingdcteens

Help the awareness to continue to grow until our voices are so loud that there must be attention paid to it and ACTION WILL BE TAKEN to not only prevent abductions, but find the victims that suddenly go missing.

Now I have a favor to ask to bring some awareness to light……please share some statistics of your own that you may have found as it pertains to the topic in the comment field below and your website or a site that we can all share to help the victims and families.  By being more aware, show that you care!

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Introducing “Jewel” by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

I was 26 years old, sitting in my doctor’s examining room, when he told me I was pregnant. Again.  With my third child in three years.  I cried.

I went home and told my husband who assured me that everything would be okay.  But I silently disagreed and thought to myself, “No, everything will not be okay”.  I do not know exactly why that thought came to my mind when it did.

It wasn’t too long after that day that I realized why I felt the way I did.  My life would evolve into a distinctively exceptional journey, to say the least.  My life would be far from what most people would consider to be “okay”.

To receive this inspiring book go to:  Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe

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About this amazing Author

S’rah Yisrael is a doctor of educational leadership in higher education (summa cum laude). Dr. Yisrael has over thirty years of progressively responsible experience as teaching faculty, registrar, interim student activities coordinator, student advisor, and residence hall director.

She has also served as a Florida State Assessor for the elderly, support coordinator for the developmentally disabled, case manager, counselor, and business owner.

Dr. Yisrael is the founder of “A True Jewel, Inc.”, a non-profit organization which provides training, support, and services for the female caregivers of loved ones with special needs.

Her hobbies include traveling abroad, playing piano, easy listening, reading (especially about cultural history), and dancing Zumba®-style.

Recently, Dr. Yisrael had the honor to provide aid as an international volunteer in Israel where she was named “Volunteer of the Year”.

She is the parent of three beautiful adult children and one amazing grandchild; her youngest daughter is Jewel.  “It is a true honor to be her mother.”

Please visit her not-for-profit site for women who parent individuals with disabilities at:

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What readers have commented about this compelling book:

“Jewel” will grab your attention from beginning to end.  You will be uplifted by her ability to rise above life’s challenges.

Here is an inspiring personal account of a young woman who was born with special needs.

Each chapter is like a new stone uncovered that illuminates and touches your inner being to self-realization and empowerment.

I can only hope that this book affects it’s readers the way it affected me.  Jewel is a gift to all of us.

This book reminds me of how Jewel has grown into such a beautiful woman.  I pray for continuous blessings for all the jewels out there.

How inspired I was during and after reading this book and have so much more insight into the challenges but also triumphs in raising a child with disabilities. What is even more amazing is when the parents can have a wonderful relationship that grows out of love, trust and perseverance, (quote by yours truly, Monica the Taptutor)!

Thanks to Dr. S’rah Yisrael for allowing me to review and post this inspirational work and also show some love and LIKE👍,  REPOST♻, COMMENT💬 

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Give a Little Receive a Jewel

From the oldest to the youngest dancer, the children that I teach are in much need of your support.  As an up and coming new dance troupe in Israel with a small budget, we ask for your support in obtaining the following items:  tap, ballet & jazz shoes, dance costumes, leotards, tights, and portable audio equipment that can be used on the go for upcoming dance performances. DSC00104

Our initial performance goal is to perform for those in need of cheering up and inspiration such as children in orphanages or hospitals and adults in hospitals and nursing homes living with chronic illnesses or medical hardships.  What better way to teach children how to serve others with the talents given to us by our Heavenly Father?  Thank you for whatever is put on your heart to give!  For those donating $25 or more and would like to receive a special gift, an inspirational book entitled, “Jewel”, by Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click the donate button and follow the instructions below.

20180607_151104
The book “Jewel” is an inspirational journey to empowerment for a woman with an exceptional life!
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Author of “Jewel”, Dr. S’rah Yisrael

For your donation of $25 or more you receive this powerful book entitled “Jewel”!

For more about this amazing author, mother and writer, Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click on this link:  Jewel by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

Here’s how to donate:

Step 1:

Decide on which amount you would like to give then click on the corresponding PayPal button below.  Any amount is welcome. Be sure to include shipping address if donating $25 or more.

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$10.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$15.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$25.00

If giving $25 or more and you would like to receive the inspirational book, “Jewel”, please fill out the below contact form and allow for approximately 2-3 weeks for shipping. Be sure to include your name, email below and full shipping address including zip code with your amount after clicking the donate button. 

Your email address will only be used for any needed shipping clarifications and will not be shared or saved after the close of the fund raiser. 

Don’t forget to subscribe here, tapin2life and to the Taptutor YouTube Channel! Stay updated here for our fund raiser progress!

Watch the dance troupe in action in our premiere video!!! 

Help these precious children to succeed by donating toward our cause.  Help us to share the joy of giving to others less fortunate & in need of hope.

Thanks for dropping by and please spread the news of our goals by sharing this link with others!

Recycled Capitalism

Blood soaked economic system, Private ownership

Solely for profits, Echoes ring from cracks of the whip

Old face Britain & Amsterdam, New face honors the Duke

New York’s stench from lies, Can’t mask the truth

Made legal to own African people, forced to build The Wall

Pillar of oppression, that Eagle, Babylon must fall

18th century slave code, Now born with bar code,

Auction block to auction market, 11 Wall Street Manhatten tortured souls sold

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, Are we just derivatives

Of greed laden trades and transactions, Deliberate and annihilative

Auctioneer, broker, big board, Lehmen’s cotton,

Aetna’s insured slaves, Same players, different names & days, fleshly crops gone rotten

Sold to the highest bidder, Merrill and Goldman supply the collateral

Capitalism with a botched facelift, devil in the mathematicals

What goes up must descend, was never worthy to wear the crown,

be found blameless in these days,

Repent, seek truth, change wicked ways, be heavenbound

For the end will not delay

 

Color of Life

Every color creates a mood.  I’m not the world’s best photographer, however, while walking and seeing this undeniable beauty,  I was speechless for a few seconds.  It literally caught me by surprise.  I couldn’t help but feel compelled to try and capture the moment.  It reminds me to feel blessed for the things most of us often take for granted such as sight, smell, taste, hearing, the sense of touch and the ability to move at will.

After moving to Israel, I became even more inspired to live out my dreams.  Such beauty here.  This Land truly awakens the soul and has propelled me to accomplish things I admit that I had my doubts that I ever would.

The color of my life………Joyful! Blessed! Grateful!

What’s the last thing you recently saw that made you stop and pay attention and propelled you to a new height of inspiration?

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What’s Your P Meter Score?

How many of us start off the day with a sigh upon opening our eyes?  Do you hit the snooze button? Dread the thought of starting what’s sure to be an endlessly busy day?

I must admit that was me but I discovered some ways to turn up my “Positivity “P” Meter Score” and want to share them with you.  They’ve helped me to be much more productive and yes…..have a more positive outlook on life and daily tasks as well as goals. But, before you read, please share on a scale of 0 to 100 how positive you feel most of the time, 100 being the highest.


1) Change your talk…..”My glass is half full”

We usually see things that we call unpleasant as only that. Ask yourself is there a benefit that you’re missing as you undergo unpleasant situations. For example, one of my sons got in trouble at school…..again😞 and I was summoned to yet another meeting. Of course he was punished and we spent a lot of time talking about his actions and bad choices. All to find out that he feels I don’t listen to him. Instead of griping about the meeting and his behavior, I said to myself, “If not for the meeting and the time we spent in the midst of his punishment, I may have never discovered that I was a part of the problem.” Our relationship isn’t perfect now but I gained a great benefit in that we’ve grown closer.

2) Don’t hit the snooze…..countdown time!

Let’s be honest, just about everyone does this. We don’t get the proper rest, we think we can get more done in a day and when we see that we can’t and we don’t get the proper rest, it can lead to depression and kill our motivation. Our immune system suffers the most.  We need at least 7 hours of sleep each day to prevent stroke and heart disease. Lack of sleep has even been linked to the stress hormone, cortisol increasing as well as certain cancers. May not get you now but after years of neglect and lack of sleep, it will eventually show up somewhere as a deterrent to your health. So get your rest, wake up to the first alarm and countdown 5-4-3-2-1 and up out of bed as if you’re a super hero called to save the day!  You will have a much more positive outlook on the day.

3) Make your to do list but don’t overload it.

Setting unrealistic daily goals can also lead to negativity and feeling a sense of failure in your tasks and in life. If you only choose 2 to 3 things to do each day and you accomplish them all versus 9 to 10 and accomplish only 1-2, you may feel more overwhelmed. You need a short term and long-term list and be realistic with your goal for time of completion.

4) Find a source of inspiration!

The most positive people in the world always have a reason to get up in the morning. Mine is serving others in order to fulfill the commandment to Love thy neighbor as thyself, …….

I do this by taking care of myself and family and branch out to my community. Even in my job I am in a service role as a pharmacist. I love teaching dance and writing. Through writing I serve by providing what I pray to be helpful and or inspirational! It’s also a positive release for me in times of frustration. It just feels good to know you helped someone and if those we help continue it forward, that positivity will multiply exponentially! Sounds mushy but the world does need more love and positive people.

5) Invision your goals happening and speak it into existence.

(Above- taking time for a minute to gain inspiration from nature)

Can you see it? Can you see yourself walking across the stage at your college and receiving that diploma? Your first child being born? Publishing your first book? Doing ground-breaking on your new business? Becoming well and healthy? Whatever you desire, seek the Heavenly Father for wisdom, pray for it and then make a snapshot in your mind of it occurring. It becomes real before it even happens and before you know it, there’s no room for negativity, no option to fail, only positivity and the road to success and wellbeing.

So, on a scale of 0 to 100, now what’s your P Meter Score? I really pray that something you’ve read here today has increased it. Please take a minute and do the before and after survey and spread the love by COMMENTING about which point may have helped you the most, SHARING this article FROM THIS SITE and SUBSCRIBING!😉

Do you LOL Enough?

When was the last time you laughed so hard that you cried? Or as an effect of laughing so hard there was no more sound to be made… you were just stuck with this face…waiting to catch another breath?

There are so many benefits to belting out a hearty laugh.  Like the old saying goes…..”Laughter is the best medicine”.  As we know, an entire professional niche is based off of this….laughter therapists.  Let’s dive into why we should LOL more often.

It makes for healthier and stronger relationships

Look at great relationships and HAPPY marriages and you will find that a common element is usually laughter and keeping a sense of humor about things.  This is whether the relationship is under attack by stress (from within or outward) or in good times.  It helps us to bounce back from some hard blows.  For example, there was a coworker in my past that had cancer and had lost most of his hair from chemotherapy.  He decided to shave it all off.  He said that most people don’t get to see themselves bald and I replied by saying he had a nice shaped head.  This sent both of us into uncontrollable laughter.  Laughing in such a sad time may have seemed a bit odd to most people around us, but I truly believe it was like medicine to him.  We had not been friends and really only general greetings like good morning but after that, it was like he could appreciate that everyone around him wasn’t walking on eggshells about the “C” word and that someone was more focused on life and living.  If I could do this with a coworker that I barely knew, how much more would it benefit practicing this with my close friends and family?

Laughing out loud lowers blood pressure & improves circulation

Laughter may reduce your body’s level of the stress hormone, cortisol and thus by doing so, it can reduce blood pressure and this positive chain reaction may help to reduce your risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney disease.   Your muscles actually get a workout from laughing, which drops your blood pressure and this remains for a period of time as your blood vessels dilate and additional oxygen enters your circulation. It is recommended to laugh for around 15 to 20 minutes a day for a healthier heart, no matter what your source of laughter.

Improved memory

There is a theory that too much of the body chemical cortisol can damage the hippocampus – the part of the brain responsible for short-term memory – In the long run this can eventually damage your ability to learn and remember.  If you find that you are forgetful about little things, like going into a room three times in a row and forgetting what you came in there for, try to laugh more often……even at yourself!

Laughter boosts your immune system and releases endorphins

The Father is so awesome in how he places all of these healthy feedback mechanisms for us in our bodies so that if we treat it well, we can heal from a lot in time.  Endorphins boost our mood, help us to cope with pain, and so much more that we are only scratching the surface of their benefits.

Of course decreasing cortisol, that old stress hormone will help our immune systems to enjoy a boost.  Increasing your daily dose of laughter can help with both of these very vital things.  Give it a try and see.

Helps us to sleep better and boosts our creativity

Laughter helps to release stress which in turn helps us to be more at ease and more creative.  Our worries melt away……at least for a little while, long enough to get that creative boost and lay our heads down for a good much needed rest.  Try a comedy relief show instead of a sad and gloomy story before bed or if you have writers’ block and see if it doesn’t make a difference.

It just makes you and others around you happier

Ok, this one is not scientific but I am sure we all agree that no one wants to be around a miserable person except for a miserable person who wants company.  Enjoy life and those around you and share an infectious laugh about something.  It truly does go a long way in making your outlook on life better.

Share your feedback about LOL’ing more often and how you did it.  Would love to hear your feedback!

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