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The Renaissance Man Prescribes a Good Dose of Good Health& Motivation

  1. Tell me more about your career of being a doctor

I am a Behavior Scientist.  I focus on helping individuals, parents, teams, and organizations change their unwanted behaviors to desired behaviors.  This is done by preparing different interventions, based on the individual’s history and life. No two individuals have the same experiences; thus every intervention is different. It is always based on the client’s needs and focus.  

  1. How did growing up in a low-income area make you want to become a better person? Did you face any challenges growing up?

The biggest challenges I faced growing up were having to grow up quickly and realizing that my future depended on my efforts.  Understanding that my Father was addicted to narcotics and spending time in and out of prison, forced me to observe, behave, and act as an adult at a very young age.  I did not have the luxury of a responsibility-free childhood. As my Mother worked hours on end to make ends meet, I knew that whatever I wanted for my future I had to make happen through my efforts. There was no safety net for me to fall back on as I walked the tight rope of life.  Adding academic and athletic excellence into the mix, it taught me a discipline and focus that allowed me to thrive. Seeing what I saw as a young child and understanding the focus needed to succeed, forced me to be the best possible version of myself from a young age. Admittedly, I still struggle at times being my greatest self but the pursuit for excellence is forever present, 

  1. I see that you are doing a lot of great things in your life, has your motivation helped others in their personal lifestyle?

I do believe it has helped others.  That can come in the form of me working with a client, my football players (I coach high school football) wanting to work as hard for me as I do for them, or old friends, family, and former students reaching out asking for my assistance in many endeavors.  It is a form of flattery when someone looks to you as motivation and shares their desire for your help.

  1. When did you decide that you were going to create the “Docs Daily Dose for Dads” podcast? How did you come up with the title?

It has always been an idea, I just wasn’t sure when to start it or what to call it.  I knew helping parents, especially Fathers was something I loved and was one of the best ways for me to be of service to those in the world.  After my first podcast with a friend ended, I knew I had the experience and know how to avoid some of the earlier hurdles and decided to get rolling on Doc’s Daily Dose for Dads.  As for the name itself, it simply came after some brainstorming in my office one night. As soon as I thought of it, I knew that would be the name of the show.

  1. What do you want people to take away from your motivational tips on your podcast?

There are 3 things I really want people to get from my daily tips.  The first is that I am not perfect and will never try to act as though I am.  I am a different cat. I may be the messenger for some and I may not, but that is okay.  Some of the things I share may work or they may not, specifically for you and that is okay as well.  The point is, I am you. The second thing coincides with the first in that I am not telling anyone what to do.  I am offering suggestions and hope to hear feedback from those who listen. It takes a village and that is the concept I am sharing.  Basically, here are some things I know work well and hope they can be of use. Lastly, though I will give insight on mindset and perspective taking, I always have something tangible, an activity you can do to see things change in your life.  So many people who offer advice talk about changing mindset but essentially, they do not provide ways to do so. This leaves the listener excited when they leave but as they enter the real world and do not have actual tangible things to do, they become lost and suffer even further.  My focus is to talk about some mindset issues but to provide everyone with a practical approach that will change behavior, behavior you can see and changes you will observe.

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  1. When did your writing career as an author come about?

I have always loved to write since a very young age.  My Father did a lot of random writing and I believe watching him fill yellow notepads fueled my love for writing.  Observing him is where my writing career began. It was honed further throughout school and when publishing research experiments in graduate school.  The interesting thing is there is no genre in which I defer with respect to my writing. I have written a manuscript for an academic, peer-reviewed scientific journal to a one-man show production to philosophical papers to poetry.  If the idea is present, it can be put on paper.

  1. How many books have you written? Do you plan to write any more books in the near future?

I currently have written one book that I have never attempted to publish (saving it for some reason); a research experiment in an academic journal; a poem for an anthology; an e-book being released before the new year; and am focused on a book now that I plan on publishing.  

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  1. As a motivational speaker, what places have you traveled to speak at? What message do you want people to hear?

I have traveled through the United States to speak including California, Colorado, New York, Florida, and Iowa.  There are many different topics I cover. However, I think the most important is the message of understanding the necessity of the things we deem “negative,” “evil,” “bad,” or any other adjective you can come up with that we do not like as a people.  Everything in this world is inherently linked to it’s opposite. We cannot know short without tall, big without small, or good without bad. As so as everyone fights to stamp out the negative, we give no thought to its necessity. I am not suggesting we do not fight against the things we see as injustice.  What I am saying is that there is no justice without injustice. This allows us fighting for the good to respect the entity we are fighting against and understand that it is necessary for growth. If all the “bad” was demolished and only the “good” was left standing, where do we go from there? There is nowhere to go.  Thus, all growth comes from death and all death begins the process of life. Take this for what you will but know that there is nothing in this world that stand alone without it opposite. They are inherently linked and necessary for not only the balance of life but the essence of life itself.

  1. Are you currently working on any new projects?

There are a few projects in the works.  We are providing workshops, talks, one-on-one services.  There are multiple retreats for parents and their children being developed.  We also have a few video productions in the works as well as a theatrical performance, all meant to stimulate the idea of growth and changing your behavior for the better.  All info on these projects can be found on the website as well as the option to book for any services, workshops or talks.

10) How can readers connect with you? What is the link to your social media, podcast and you tube series?

All of my information is available here.  

Dr. Antonio M. Harrison

Cell: (626) 316-3622

Email: aharrison@rebirthbx.com

Website: www.rebirthbx.com

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Overdosing is the REAL Thing! Don’t Judge!

There has been a lot of celebrity stars who has been dealing with a lot of issues; whether it’s family issues, dealing with low self-esteem or something else, celebrities has an image to pertain because everyone sees them on social media! Social media is filled with trolls with their ratchet comments and evil thoughts.  It’s no wonder a lot of celebrities are clapping back on social media and replying to unwanted comments.  

But what I’m really saying is that overdosing is the real thing!  No one deserves to die from these horrible things nor should celebrities should be judged by most of their actions.  As I was interviewing BET Rebel actor Danielle Truitt, she talked about one of her movements called “Be Eternal; The Artist Thriving series which is a movement for artists in the entertainment industry who goes through a lot of life situations such as rejections, self-esteem, suicide and others.  

Like with Demi Lovato and her addictions, she is going to rehab which is a great thing and a definite step to getting better.  Of course the trolls has already snuck their way into the comments and of course started their “ratchet chants and comments,” but her focus definitely should be on herself with her support system by her side and ignoring social media altogether.  It’s a shame what social media can actually do to a person mentally which all the fame taking over and pressure of keeping up with their entertainment buzz such as music and new albums, new products, new business and so forth.  Especially as a music artist, your fans expect you to produce new music often.  

So the next time you read about a celebrity or anybody overdosing, don’t judge because you never know what that person is really going through.  If they are willing to change their life around, it proves they are taking the necessary steps on the right track. 

 

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Waffle House Killer is now in Police Custody

In this photo released by the Metro Nashville Police Department, Travis Reinking sits in a police car after being arrested in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, April 23, 2018. Police said Reinking opened fire at a Waffle House early Sunday, killing at least four people. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)

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Nashville-TN- The man that killed four people at a Waffle House is now in custody.  29-year old Travis Reinking opened fire and killed four people.  Police are unsure on why Reinking opened fire in the first place.  They think it may be due to mental issues.  More than 100 police troopers have been going door-to-door and looking in wooded areas for the suspect.  Days before the incident, Reinking stole a BMW; police found the stolen vehicle, but it didn’t link him to the suspect. 

The four people that were killed were of different races; three were African-American and the other was Hispanic. Reinking was involved in other incidents such as in May of 2016, he told Illonois police that singer Taylor Swift was stalking him and hacking his phone.  He agreed to check into a local hospital for an evaluation.  Then last June, Reinking jumped into a community pool wearing a pink woman’s coat over his underwear.  Then last July, Secret Service arrested him for trespassing and entered the White House.  He said that he wanted to meet President Donald Trump.  

“There’s certainly evidence that there’s some sort of mental health issues involved,” Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston said.

 

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Was Blac Chyna Wrong for Her Actions at Six Flags?

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The news with Blac Chyna and 18-year old boyfriend YBN Almighty Jay is surfing and eating the internet sites like crazy! Of course by now, I hope you all have seen the video of Blac Chyna’s rant and out-of-character rant at Six Flags while enjoying herself with her kids and boyfriend.  I’m not going to repeat what happened; you can simply visit http://www.tmz.com to read the detailed story.  But yoooo, really?? I understand trying to protect your children from danger and harm and yes that’s totally fine, but when you get buck-wild and show your “ghetto” side, it can be very messy. Now hear me correctly that I felt Blac Chyna was only trying to protect Dream, but it turned almost into a deadly scene.  If you don’t want people touching your kids, just simply tell them “Please don’t touch my child or children” in a nice respectful way.  But nahhhhh, Blac Chyna decided to show her ghetto side and tried to “swing” the baby stroller at the victim (who is 18 years old and came forward)  I mean by watching the video, the girl did called Blac Chyna a hood rat and that’s what sparked a fuel in Blac Chyna to go beat her butt!  So the real question is, “Is Blac Chyna in the wrong for checking the random chick about touching her daughter without permission?” In these days and times, you don’t touch NOBODY’S child unless you have permission to do so!  But the whole stroller situation was a bit insane, because now new news has been confirmed that  a stroller company she was collaborating with called “Momiie” has now been terminated according to The Hollywood Unlocked website.  After the stroller incident used as a weapon was the final last straw and pulled the plug with Blac Chyna.  SMH.  First her sex tape was leaked and now this! When will it be over?  Not only to mention that her EX Rob Kardashian wants to take her to court and try to reduce child custody for Dream.  A lot of people agreed that Blac Chyna should have handled the situation in a better way.  It would have made things a lot better in my opinion.  

Then to have your boyfriend try to jump in and allegedy punched the victim in the face? (according to the 18-year old known as Sexxii Lexxii on Twitter)

 

So Rob is thinking about having some rules for Blac Chyna and her boyfriends she has that they aren’t allowed to be introduced to the kids unless the relationship has been solid for at least six months.  I totally agree with that new solution.  

 

 

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So after doing some more research of the story of Blac Chyna and the stroller incident, I come across this video that now the victim has CHANGED up her story when she talked to TMZ! We got the official receipts and the exact words of this victim claiming “she slapped the Dog S*** out of Blac Chyna!” I’m not sure if Blac Chyna should sue this young chick but now I’m wondering why she changed up her story? Lawwddd, I’m getting stressed reading all this mess Blac Chyna has stirred up and not to mention, her young boo thang is caught in the middle defending his boo no matter what the wrong she has done.

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Hustle and Soul Recap: I’m Back Bishes!!!

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“Can somebody please turn off the heat, because it’s flamming in this kitchen! If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen!”  

Whew! The new season of Hustle and Soul is Flamming sky high and has officially broke the thermometer!  The Pink Tea Cup located in Brooklyn, New York is ran by Lawrence which is the Owner and CEO and it’s lovely staff, Ana, Thandi, the twins Dominic and Stefen, Sana and now the new bartender, Cola.  Besides the great food and hospitality, the drama is very public at the popular restaurant and everyone can feel the heat front and center.  It’s like sitting in the audience at the Jerry Springer show because you never know when a fight is about to break out.  But the drama has still rolled over to the new season and Lawrence has gotten himself into a bit of a love triangle I should say.  Okay so Ana is the “baby mama” of their son and has been together for about seven years.  Seven long years of staying together and not married. That’s the question I would like to know, “Why didn’t Lawrence pop the question since they already acting like husband and wife?”  The ladies must really love Lawrence because the now floor manager and once general manager has a thing for him and it’s more besides business.  Ana took her in when Thandi didn’t have anywhere else to stay and she was actually the one that brought her to the Pink Tea Cup to work!  Sounds like pure betrayal to me and now she’s after Lawrence for good.  I want to know why Lawrence couldn’t committ to Ana long enough so none of the nonsense didn’t have to happen.  

Like the saying goes, you can’t mix business and pleasure and that is exactly what Lawrence is doing.  He got these ladies all sprunged, especially Thandi.  I mean that’s Ana’s ex, but she is still the baby mama with more power.  Ana and Thandi never really got along for some reason at the Pink Tea cup because Thandi felt some type of way.  Maybe she wanted what Ana has, even Lawrence.  Last season when Candice (former bartender) was working there, her and Lawrence got into a huge arguement and Candice broke a lot of the glasses at the bar.  That was a very hard time for Lawrence and Thandi hung around claiming she would always be there for Lawrence.  He was crying and all and laid on Thandi’s chest for comfort.  I guess Thandi used that moment and ran with it because now she already done told Ana that her and Lawrence are a couple who apparently is sleeping together. Yes, he admitted that to Ana when he moved out of their place.  He really is in the dog house for sure and has dug a deeper hole for his grave.  Of course Ana did leave the Pink Tea Cup last season, but guess what?  She gave it some thought and is now back there and yes she took Thandi’s position as the General Manager; she took it back right from under her nose.  So now Thandi is back to being floor manager.  The expression on her face was PRICELESS! You sleeping with Ana’s ex knowing that they have a son together and you still don’t care?  I don’t feel sorry for Thandi at all from this point on!  She has no respect for Ana whatsoever.  

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Lawrence did admitted to Ana that he wants his family back.  What do yall think? Should Ana take him back and try to work things out after all?  I’m just not sure if Thandi’s heart and soul can take it if they ever got back together, but it’s really not her decision to make that call.  A girl got to learn how to stay in her lane for real.  But when Ana holds her first staff meeting after coming back and regaining her position as GM, I could feel that Thandi felt threatned and insulted.  Now Candice on the other hand did get fired from the Pink Tea Cup because of the incident last season and was working at another bar.  Sana and Candice were extremely close while working together and decides to pay Candice a little visit to see if she would consider coming back to the restaurant.  The twins has something up their sleeves trying to get Candice and Lawrence to sit down and talk one-on-one by telling both Candice and Lawrence that they wanted to apologize.  Although it was a big set-up, they eventually talked it out and both of them apologized. Now as far as Candice coming back to the restaurant, that’s going to add more drama on top of the old drama because Ana doesn’t like her. 

 

All-White Affair: The Big Surprise

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If you watched the first season of Hustle and Soul, then you know Lawrence is big for surprises.  He always has something up his sleeve.  But this surprise will blow everyone away!  The big surprise everyone at The Pink Teacup has been waiting for is…….*drum roll please*……..The new Pink Teacup in MIAMI!!!! That’s right, there will be a second restaurant on the beach!  And guess who will be the owner of it? It’s ANA!  That was always her dream to own her own restaurant in Miami.  Way to go Lawrence making boss moves!  And that means Thandi will be running the one in Brooklyn.  So if Ana is in Miami, that means no more drama…for now.  But I’m curious though, will this be a good idea since Lawrence is in love with both Thandi and Ana?  Or should he just choose which restaurant to stick with? Honestly I thought it was a proposal all-white affair.  Oh well, Ana was very happy and I haven’t seen her that happy all last season long.  She deserves it!  But why is the new bartender Coca saying that Lawrence will be having different hoes in different area codes? Lol, lawd she’s a mess already.  

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So Lawrence thought it would be a good idea for both Ana and Candice to meet up to hash things out since they both had a lot of drama.  I’m not sure about the social media beef they had going on about Ana’s son, but Ana was really heated by that.  They didn’t have much of a conversation, because next thing you know, Ana done ran up on Candice and popped her on the face..the end!  OMG! Ana done put them paws on Candice.  Until next Thursday catch a new recap on what happened with Ana and Candice and will Candice be considering working at the Pink Teacup after all?  

 

Tune in every Thursdays on WE TV at 10 PM for new episodes of Hustle and Soul and read new and juicy recaps only on That Riverz Gurl Media Entertainment News.  

 

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I love that Monster!: Cookie doesn’t play around!

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Chile get a cup of hot tea or better yet some Mascoto cause you gonna need it for the first episode of the new season! If you didn’t already seen the season finale last, then let me spill the tea and catch you up. 

Luscious Lyon was visiting his son Andre in the hospital because of a mental break down he had due to some medications.  Luscious was already suffering amnesia from a plotted death by his son Andre.  Luckily he survived, but his memory didn’t. The family hires a nurse whose name is Claudia to work with Luscious to gaining his memory back.  But let’s just fast forward to the new season.  He is drugged by Claudia who portrays to be a nurse working at the hospital.  So this psycho patch kidnaps him and takes him back to her place which looks like a place to kill people to be honest. Looks like a scene from a lifetime movie on the real.  Claudia has been known to take “her methods” a little bit too far.  Well heck yea!  What nurse kidnaps their patients and chains them to a piano?! Lawddd! This is too much tea yall!  But keep sipping.  She likes it better when he is Dwight (Luscious’s real name) because Dwight is that kind and sweet-hearted person and not that hard-core thug who kills people. When he lost his memory, Luscious had a hard time coping with his identity so his family tried to help him remember a lot of music he wrote and recorded hoping it will trigger some of his memories.  But nawww! Claudia wasn’t about to have that.  So now she is trying to win his love by kidnapping a man everyone knows and Cookie loves.  

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Claudia wants Dwight who is kind and has a creative soul so to speak.  She tries to brainwash Luscious to thinking he is Dwight. Like really? Luscious will never be no doggone Dwight!  Do you know what he is capable of? Somebody lock this honey boo-boo psycho up for real!  Let’s pause and switch over to how Cookie’s sons are doing.

 

Jamal is dealing with another rough patch in his life, the first one was getting shot at an event for Empire and the second one was shooting and killing someone while protecting someone else.  As you all may or may not know Taye Diggs played on the last couple of episodes last season as this bad-ass politician named Angelo who fell for Cookie hard.  But things got pretty dirty and messy when Angelo’s mother played by Phylicia Rashad sets up the family by giving Andre the wrong medicine making him hallucinate, turning the Lyon brothers against each other, having Bella taken away from Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) It was just too much drama last season.  So Angelo go pays Jamal’s boo-thang a visit and things just gets out of hand and luckily Jamal (Jussie Smollet) comes to the rescue and they end up fighting and Angelo pulls out a gun.  After all the fighting, Jamal pulls the trigger and now Angelo is dead.  That’s something hard to deal with, but he was only protecting someone.  

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Becky who is Empire’s assistant and played by Gabby Sidibe has had a great season on the show since the first season of Empire.  But last season we could see that Becky was dabbling around with a secret boo.  But now she ends up pregnant.  It’s really bothering her because she didn’t see being a mother in her career life.  I mean Becky was always on top of everything for the company, hands down!  She had a whole bag full of pregnancy tests in her purse that read all positive.  Girl you pregnant! You will be alright Ms. Becky!  Now let’s get back to Luscious who is still chained up and has to find a way to get loose from the psycho.  He tricks Claudia to thinking he still needs her therapy and when she gives her a hug, he tries to kill her by choking her.  Too bad she doesn’t die.  They get into a brawl on the floor and she attacks him with a gun (not with bullets) but with one that had a tranquilizer in it.  She has some type of device that puts out a red bright light to give him a migraine and all of his music plays on top of each other.  Now that’s a nut on the low!  Of course when Cookie gets word on where Luscious could possibly be, she goes off to find him and indeed she does.  Of course Claudia let’s her in after Luscious promises her that he won’t do anything stupid after Claudia threatens to kill Cookie. He turns back into Dwight and plays that role pretending that he still needs more therapy so that he can save Cookie.  Smart, but crazy move.  So of course Cookie leaves the house confused and hurt.  A quarter of a mile down the road, she realizes Luscious is lying and that he wasn’t working on any new music when she has flashbacks to the song he was playing at Claudia’s house. 

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When Luscious reveals his love for Cookie to Claudia, she becomes irritated and upset and ol’ girl wasn’t having that!  Cookie returns and Claudia hits her upside the head hard.  Down goes Fraser! When she wakes up, both of her hands are tied up with rope to a table and so is Luscious’s .  Cookie and Luscious has a deep understanding and connection that no one would ever understand not even Claudia who didn’t understand their life from the get go.  Of course she tries to play a therapist again and telling both Luscious and Cookie that their love isn’t real.  Luscious revealed that the game and the streets brought them together, not love.  But trust me, if you have been keeping up with the show, they both show their love in such a crazy way that nobody will every understand.  I believe they don’t understand it themselves.  Claudia is only playing with Luscious mind to help him realize it.  Cookie is claiming Luscious to be a real monster, but she confesses to Claudia that “that monster” is hers and she is willing to fight for what is hers!  Ok now! Claudia you better watch out!  Cookie escapes somehow and Claudia and her both go toe to toe.  Claudia tasers Cookie and Luscious tries to free himself and when he is, he punches Claudia in the face.  That’s what you get psycho!  Cookie wanted her dead, but Luscious or Dwight doesn’t do it just to prove to Claudia that he isn’t a killer.   She ends up going to jail or a nut house I should say.  Now that’s a lot of tea to spill in just one episode!  Tune in every Wednesday at 8 PM EST on Fox for new episodes of Empire.  

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