Call For Submissions

THE IHOP POETRY EVENTS SHOWCASES THE CREATIVITY OF RESIDENTS, VISITORS, & ARTISTS IN THE SURROUNDING MIDTOWN, OKLAHOMA CITY, AND VARIOUS AREAS OF OKLAHOMA, ITS SURROUNDING STATES, AND INTERNATIONAL SISTER CITIES. WE ARE COMBINING THE AREA’S DENSITY OF CULTURE, TALENT AND ARTISTIC APPEAL WITH ITS ENGAGED COMMUNITY WILL RESULT IN A COMMUNITY THAT REPRESENTS THE PLANNED VISION, LANDSCAPE & HIP CULTURAL VIBRANCY OF THE COLLABORATING PARTNERSHIPS OF MIDTOWN OKC BUSINESS OWNERS.

 

 

 

THE IHOP POETRY EVENTS SHOWCASES THE CREATIVITY OF RESIDENTS, VISITORS, & ARTISTS IN THE MIDTOWN URBAN AREA AND SURROUNDING AREAS. COMBINING THE AREA’S DENSITY OF CULTURE, TALENT AND ARTISTIC APPEAL WITH ITS ENGAGED COMMUNITY WILL RESULT IN A COMMUNITY THAT REPRESENTS THE PLANNED VISION, LANDSCAPE & HIP CULTURAL VIBRANCY OF THE COLLABORATING PARTNERSHIPS OF MIDTOWN OKC BUSINESS OWNERS.

AFTER THE JULY 30TH DEADLINE, A COMMITTEE WILL CHOOSE ARTISTS TO BE JUDGED PUBLICLY ON NOV. 3RD IN OUR SLAM COMPETITION.

THE 3 OVERALL WINNING POETS FROM THAT NIGHT WILL BE FEATURED IN OUR CULTURE KEEPER MAGAZINE AND DISPLAYED AT FUTURE IHOP FRIDAYS. WINNING POETS MAY BE USED FOR IHOP PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AND PRODUCTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE POETS.

Note: This is an “unofficial” poetry competition. There is no expectation that any poet  will be adapted as a “Feature Poet”… (but who knows?!)

SUBMISSIONS BEGIN JULY 10TH.

DEADLINE: JULY 30TH AT 10PM.

TO SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY:

EMAIL A HEADSHOT AND UP TO THREE POEMS IN VIDEO OR, WRITTEN SUBMISSION IN 12in FONT, WORD DOC, GOOGLE DOC, OR PDF FORMAT TO:

THETIMCENTER@GMAIL.COM

The information will not be made public; it will qualify you for certain award categories.



TO SUBMIT HARD COPIES:

DROP OFF YOUR HEADSHOT AND UP TO THREE POEMS IN PDF FORMAT TO:

THE TIM CENTER

432 NW 11TH ST OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73103

THURSDAY – SATURDAY 1pm – 7pm and SUNDAY 1pm – 5pm

FILL OUT THE SUBMISSION FORM PROVIDED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE, PRINT IT OFF, AND PAPER CLIP IT TO YOUR SUBMISSION.

BY SUBMITTING YOUR POEMS TO THIS CONTEST, POETS AGREE TO ALLOW THE INTUNE MOTHER PROJECT TO MAKE PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AND MAGAZINE STYLE PRODUCTS FROM SUBMITTED POETS. THE PROFITS OF THOSE PRODUCTS WILL BE EVENLY DISTRIBUTED BETWEEN THE TIM ORGANIZATION, THE PERSPECTIVE CAUSE  AND THE FUND FOR IHOP CULTURE KEEPER FRIDAYS.

EMAIL OBALAYE AT OM.THETIMCENTER@GMAIL.COM  OR RASHAUNDA AT RL.THETIMCENTER@GMAIL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS!

Remember! SLAM Competition Nov 3rd!

Submissions after the deadline will not be accepted.

SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST HERE

 

Youth Culture Keepers Camp 2017

Two Sets of Notes–

What happens when a child is given the wrong information about who they are… The generation parishes…

In our upcoming Youth Culture Keepers Camp, we are taking our participants on a fun and interactive journey through culturally centered literature, art, and community.

What are you waiting on to plant your seed in our upcoming 5 Day Culture Keepers Camp? 
What will your seed experience:
***Yoga and Meditation to bring focus, discipline, and clarity
***The Oral Tradition of Storytelling  to bring culture and eldership
***The Benefits of Communal Literacy to show the power of community through language and dialogue. 
And much much more…. 
One gift that can save any child’s life is the gift of reading… Particularly Black children. In addition, not only will reading save their lives, what they read will directly impact how they integrate themselves into society. If a child only reads stories that does not foster positive images of themselves, the child becomes uninterested in the foundational points of learning…. Which begins with learning how to read. 
Not learning how to read includes an emphasis on the negative school experiences of Black students, as well as statistics on the academic performance of the Black student population. Strategic tools to help educators and parents address the unique needs of Black students and ways of engaging parents to support the academic progress of their children are included in our 5 Day Youth Culture Keeper’s Camp. 
Underachievement is one of the most potent weapons that many Black students use to express their displeasure with the public school system. Let us help your student get a head start this school year…. 
#SOILLife #CultureKeepers2017 #CK2017 #SGAHomeschoolCoOp

www.SOILCultureKeepers.com

Expanding Our Scope of CARE

CBD – Green Pain Relief

Dear TIM Community,

In the world of pain management we have new options. Well, the options are old, but now we have a new found connection to their benefits. There is a revolution occurring in the drug therapy world. The lowly hemp plant – so famous for strong rope in the days before nylon and Dacron – is surfacing as nature’s very potent anti-inflammatory. This is promising news for many of those suffering from diseases with inflammation as their root cause. Control the inflammation and the symptoms, as well as the suffering, go away.

Enter Pure-Cannaceutical Hemp Oil Products, a legal dietary supplement by Can-Tek Lab’s in Oklahoma City. Pure-Cannaceutical products are Pharmaceutical Grade Dietary Supplements containing hemp oil derived from the whole medicinal hemp plant, which delivers healthful benefits, without the psychoactive or “high” effect associated with this type of botanical. There is ZERO THC in Pure-Cannaceutical products so urine drug test screens are negative and this product is safe for those with THC allergies. This makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria some experience from High THC Cannabis.

Pure-Cannaceutical Hemp Oil Tinctures contain at least 65% CBD – the highest natural amount of CBD of any supplier in the world. The Hemp Oil Oral Tinctures are light, oily liquids that are to be delivered orally by dropper and come in a variety of strengths. The CBD Oral Spray is for intermittent use when feeling particularly stressed or anxious throughout the day. The Hemp Balm and Hemp Salve are both for topical use. The Hemp Balm is applied to painful areas and the Hemp Salve is perfect for rashes or wounds like shingles or psoriasis. There are over 30 examples of health conditions we found that show benefit from CBD use including ADHD, arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, Chronic Pain, PTSD, depression, osteoporosis, epilepsy, and more.

Read more at: https://maapgh.com/blog/2017/05/cbd-green-pain-relief/

Current Promotion

JOIN NOW!

Here’s the deal…

1. Start your path to Independent Health and Wellness for $5.00 plus a $10 OFF gift card to save even more money!!! THIS IS A SAVINGS OF $94!!!

2. Receive 20% off all classes, programs, services (i.e. steams, massages and moxibustion), a sample pack of our Signature Nourishment Tea (makes two cups) a personalized consultation and so much more!

3. Every 5th member that you refer and they enroll in the $5 special earns you a FREE SERVICE! These are unlimited SERVICES!  But there is more!!! Refer up five members, when they sign up 2 members in 30 days, you earn additional $10 towards any product or service!!

This is not just some wacky promo!! This is a movement! My team and I would love to work alongside you and help you reach your personal Self CARE goals! WELLNESS is to be had… Not desired… Please consider the #IGot5OnIt MEMBERSHIP offer as a personal invitation to an incredible season of culturally centered support and Independent SELF CARE.

4. Remember to this promotion is ONLY 30 days for the month of August! So, for a bit of added fun, we need you do these (3) things to seal the deal:

  1. LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to our blog post
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You will save $98 off of our regular $99 (one-time) membership fee for 30 days.

Who is this membership designed for?

Any person who wants to STOP making excuses about their health care regimens.

Any person who wants to EXPLORE their higher self through our Signature products, programs, services, and community events.

Any person looking for a community promoting Independent Healthcare as a lifestyle.

Any person who wants to FIND and target the best ways to receive Self CARE (Communication Awareness Resource Evaluation) for themselves, with deep valuation and willingness to practice wellness as wealth.


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Can Community Centered Health Care Save Black Women From Loosing Out Under the GOP Health Plan

In this article we will see how detrimental the GOP Health Plan is to Black Women’s Health. We believe that it will cause more disparities for the Black population than many are prepared for. Our plan for Community Centered Health Care can be an easy solution. 

After accounting for amendments to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) currently being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives, the latest estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that the GOP’s plan still would increase the number of uninsured people in the country to 24 million by 2026.

Even before CBO released its initial report, health policy experts and pundits across the board were warning that more people will be left without insurance than ever before under the GOP’s health bill.

“To be okay with 24 million people not having access to the care they need amounts to nothing more than a blatant disregard for the lives of Americans,” said the Black Women’s Health Imperative, a D.C.-based advocacy organization, in a recent email. “By moving forward with this repeal legislation, Congress is sending a message to the American people that their health is secondary to savings in the federal budget.”

 

 

 

 

>>>READ MORE AT REWIRE<<<

How To Start A Self Care Regime That Will Help You Thrive…

An Invitation To Beauty, Culture, Nature Based Products, and Therapeutic Services 

We’re excited to invite you The TIM Center’s themed event “Mimosas 4 Mom’s.” The goal is to facilitate a day of indulgence for moms and women to experience some of our SIGNATURE products and services, made especially for our members and loyal customers.

 

We are happy to invite at least 15 women to enjoy the beautiful, toxic-free, cultural environment that The TIM Center has to offer. Come and enjoy our four signature service and products that include yoga, massage, natural hair services, and cultural movementClick the image to purchase your ticket. 





Culturally Centered Wellness Services Now Available In Midtown OKC

Our Cultrally-Centered wellness services will change the way women, men, and children experience health and wellness. Whether you become a part of our member partnerships on a large scale, small scale or medium scale, The TIM Center Salon and Community Wellness Spa will help you customize your wellness goals and take your SELF CARE Regime to the next level. Check out our Wellness Program.



RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

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Your Ticket To Culturally Centered Self-Care

What is self-care and how do we decided what is most necessary for us to thrive in everyday life?

Well here are 13 ways to get started.

1.) Make sure that you celebrate yourself in various ways other than birthday’s or special occasions.

2.) If it feels wrong to you, then don’t do it. This is your Inner-G talking to you, so listen up.

3.) Get plenty of good rest. Sleeping in when you can and taking naps are good for restoring your time and energy sequence.

4.) Use your words with integrity. Speak exactly what you mean and be okay with it.

5.) Stop trying to please everyone. Self preservation is the first law in nature. Apply this law to yourself.

6.) Trust your intuition. This is an innate an primal power that we all possess. Learn how to get deeper into the consciousness of listening for your clues unconsciously.

7.) Talking bad about yourself is the worst! Talking bad about others is just as bad. When speaking about yourself, make sure that you are making positive affirmations to the best parts of you. Just as speaking positively about others can manifest good things for you too. Life and death is REALLY in the power of the tongue.

8.) Dream big, far, and wide. Then go after them without ceasing. When you go after what you want in life, it feels good to have an inspired intention. And self-care is ultimately about doing what feels good.

9.) Saying No, is a good thing. Feel confident that you know what is best for you and that saying no to something right now does not mean you can not revisit the idea at another time.

10.) Saying Yes, is also a good thing. It is actually pretty damn powerful. When you say yes to things, it sends a high vibrational frequency out into the Universe that bounces off of your words and intentions by adding more abundance to your life.

11.) Get InTune to kindness. The best thing you can do is treat yourself. Taking time to perform small acts of kindness for yourself, helps you articulate your ideas of kindness to others in a productive way.

12.) Let go of being in control. The way this life is set up- It is important to learn how to be in the flow. This is a critical part of our commitment to wellness. The more we stress on being in control, the harder it is to be flexible with the magic of managing expectations of others and ultimately ourselves.

13.) Drama and negativity are the assassin’s of good self-care. There are certain things that happen in our lives that lead us back to #12. One way to repell the drama and negatively is to speak power over the situation. Use words that defuse and empower vulnerable or less favorable times. It works like a magnet.

And I have a small BONUS point I want to offer you.

Number 14

LOVE. “Love is thee highest law and only true religion”. This is a great quote that came to me some time ago while on a journey to find out what  (religion) was most suitable for me. In doing so, I found that most reliable spiritual sources all led back to LOVE. Henceforth came the way I define self-care… By showing love to myself first and this affects the way I express value of others in my path.

I hope this post helps those of you who read it. As a tribe of dedicated non-medical spiritual practitioners, we are looking forward to connecting with you on how to move closer towards the empowerment and freedom lifestyle you can and WILL have.

Stay INTUNE!
RaShaunda Lugrand

 

Be sure to join me every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30am for Mantra Yoga (Sunrise Soul Sessions)