June 2021 Inspiration 4 Life Magazine

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June 2021

INSPIRATION 4 LIFE MAGAZINE

Inspiring Stories and Events Texas Choice Pageants Royalty

Inspiration 4Life Local Heroes


Editor's Note CEO/Radio/TV/Web Host & Personality

Hello everyone! I want to thank everyone for being a part of our Journey and our Online Digital Magazine. Our Magazine is simply here to inspire you and help be a Voice for everyone! We love to share your stories with the world. This is another wonderful Platform we have put together for you to enjoy. We are here to help encourage those who love to write but don't know where to start, have hidden talents as writers, editors, photographers, graphic designers and so much more, to be a part of our Magazine. We want to inspire you to embrace new talented writers as some will be sharing their stories for the first time. We also have experienced, amazing writers from around the world. Here at Inspiration 4 Life, we are a judge free zone and love to give others the opportunities to also live their dreams and passions. We have been trying to make this dream come true since 2010 but with so many obstacles that stood in the way, we managed to break barriers and still made our dream come true. We inspire you to never give up on your Dreams! In this Magazine, you will read about some of our amazing Inspiration 4 Life Team, our Members, Partners, Sponsors, Advertisers and more. Inspiration 4 Life has covered the Eastside, Westside, Southside, Northside, surrounding areas and also around the world. There are no boundaries of the location and type of inspiration we will cover in our Magazine. We have covered it all after all these years. We have so many amazing people in our Communities of San Antonio, therefore we will always have stories for you. Inspiration 4 Life will always be thankful for our Local Heroes Segment on KENS 5 Great Day SA, Sunday Morning Show from 2011-2015. If you would like to be a part of our Magazine or have any questions, you can visit www.inspiration4life.org/Contact

Rita Hernandez Editor-in-Chief

Get Inspired! Be Inspired! Stay Inspired!


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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT PHOTOS Photos from April, May and June

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I4L LOCAL HEROES Diana Ortiz Vidana & Nicholas Buell

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I4L LOCAL HERO FACT Institute, Inc

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MARI FRAIRE Crois En Toi

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RUBY KALUZA Summer of Freedom

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CANO HEALTH Mother's Day Celebration

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TEXAS CHOICE PAGEANTS TCP Royalty

Stay tuned for more great Issues of Inspiration 4 Life Magazine. We will cover more amazing topics such as Ministries, Leadership, Communities, Local Heroes, Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Sports, Events, Art and so much more! Trademark and Copyright Laws Protect Inspiration 4 Life Magazine. No part of this Magazine may be reproduced without permission. Articles are submitted by Team Writers and images by Advertisers. Inspiration 4 Life Magazine is not responsible for Content submitted. Copyright 2021


First Friday Event Photos

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Inspiration 4 Life Local Heroes

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Local Hero Diana Ortiz Vidana

Local Hero Nicholas Buell



Inspiration 4 Life Local Heroes

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Local Hero FACT Institute, Inc


Special Thanks to Texas Choice Pageants for joining our Local Hero Event




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1. Introduce yourself and tell us a little about “You” My name is Mari Fraire, I have

lived in San Antonio, Texas for about 3 yrs. now. Moved to San Antonio, for better career opportunities as a Nurse. 2. Tell us about your Business/Product. The Crois Collection is designed to create space where every woman can define confidence. This is an athletic apparel in which, I offer sizes from S-XXL. 3. When did you start the Business? I pivoted during COVID 19 pandemic. I owned a meal prep business in January 2020 right before the pandemic hit. 4. Why did you start your Business? I pivoted with an athletic apparel line, as this was still a big interest for the community in terms of well being, and the ability to workout within the home or outside. 5. What is the main message or purpose of your Business? This carefully curated

collection was created for women who are taking the brave step to make themselves a priority. We strive to inspire movement, selflove and acceptance of the beautiful bodies we are in. Crois en Toi apparel was ultimately created to help you look within to channel the motivation and stregnth you desire. 6. What is Crois en Toi? Our name is translated from French means, “Believe In Yourself). 7. Who or what Inspired you to do what you do? I was inspired To empower woman

from all walks of life, sizes and shapes. 8. Do you have a Team or Staff? No

Phone: (505) 220-4509 Email: believe@croiscollection.com Website: Croiscollection.com Social Media Links: IG: thecroiscollection Facebook Crois enToi



Fiesta Friday Art Walk & Shop Shop Local San Antonio!

716 S. Alamo Friday June 25th Time: 5-9pm Appearances by Rita Hernandez - Mrs. Bexar County Jasmine Hernandez - Jr. Miss Bexar County Live Broadcast with Inspiration 4 Life Local Artist Blas Hernandez Styling with J Marie Love It Stephanie Penny’s Plant World Live Music by Armando Martinez Featured Artist Milagros Suriano-Rivera Live Artists, Local Heroes, Vendors & More! Food for Purchase by Pichus Street Treats

For more information please Contact Rita Hernandez 210-237-7496 or Stephanie Chavez 210-730-5719




Summer of

m o d e e r F By Ruby Kaluza

The Summer Sun is here! Summer Sun means freedom. Freedom to travel, to spruce up our home, spend time with family and friends and most importantly freedom to pursue our goals and dreams and check off that bucket list while we are at it. Summer means kids off from school, teachers getting a break and families enjoying each other through fun play at the beach, spa, mountains or wherever you want to go with your loved ones. This is what Summer of Freedom means to me this year. What does this summer mean to you this year? This Summer is different for my husband and I for three reasons. When I am not teaching. I am partying online or working on my side hustle, Thirty-One. I will be honest this past school year for us as educators has been rough however, we have persevered, and I know it has been a rough year all around no matter what profession you are in. This Summer my husband is working summer school out of state, I will be working summer school here and working my side business and the first floor of our home is getting new flooring and a new paint job. I am so thankful that we have been blessed to have sacrificed years

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ago to pay off all our debt, which we did 4 years ago! After that huge step, there was a freedom of not having the burden of debt. Following the Baby Steps from Dave Ramsey, we are currently on Baby Step #3 and that means putting in 3-6 months of income into savings. Every month we have been doing this and because of this consistency we have had the freedom to pay cash for emergencies. Last year we had a couple of unexpected things happen because life happens. Thank God we had money for a rainy day that we had when we needed it. Now onto this Summer, due to unexpected things, our safety net is our savings and now is the time to freshen up our home with some new paint and flooring. Yes, having a new floor installed and having a painting party with family does mean a lot of work, however knowing the freedom we have to transform our home the way we want is worth it. As I am writing this, my husband and I are just about to pick a contractor based on our budget, quality of material and services provided by the contractor. I cannot wait until our home is transformed this Summer. The foundation is strong and will always be there as long as we

keep it. I am thankful that I have the freedom to work from home and that I do work full time as well. In my opinion, the freedom to work with purpose and for others does give me joy. Work like everything else in life can be stressful however knowing what you have learned, accomplished, and going with the journey is the thrill of the adventure of it. It is these things that give you joy in working! This Summer will be challenging, and you know what my husband and I are up for it! This Summer, I challenge you to find work and not worry about pay but rather just be thankful you are working and blessed to be getting a paycheck for earning it. Freedom always comes at a cost and for us as human beings that means work, no matter what work for the freedom to travel and do what you want this Summer! Faith, family, and freedom are three constant pillars of life that can never go wrong as your foundation.

From my family to yours. Have a great and memorable Summer of Freedom!


June National Awareness 2021 Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month Cataract Awareness Month Men’s Health Month Myasthenia Gravis Awareness National Aphasia Awareness Month National Migraine/Headache Awareness Month National Safety Month National Scleroderma Awareness Month PTSD Awareness Month Scoliosis Awareness Month National Cancer Survivors Day (June 6) Family Health and Fitness Day (June 12) World Blood Donor Day (June 14) Men’s Health Week (June 14–20) Autistic Pride Day (June 18) World Sickle Cell Day (June 19) Helen Keller Awareness Week (June 21–27) National HIV Testing Day (June 27)


MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION AT CANO HEALTH

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DEAR DAD MULTIPLE AUTHORS

“ New Dad” Fathers Day Poem A beautiful poem to give to a new dad on his first fathers day. Happy First Fathers Day Happy Father’s Day, Daddy, I have a present for you. No, it’s not in my diaper, But that needs changing, too! I have a poem to let you know How lucky Mommy and I are, Because when it comes to daddies, You really are a star! Thanks for taking care of me With cuddles and silly songs. Thanks for settling me back to sleep, The nights they can be long. One day I’ll be big like you, And strong and smart and brave. But while I’m little I want to say, Happy First Father’s Day! 9

T hanks For Believing In Me I needed to have someone on my side, Someone who was loving and true, I had to know that I mattered to someone, One of those someone’s is you. Because you always believed in me, I came to believe in me too, You built my strength and confidence, To see the tough times through. Thank you dad for believing in me, Thank you for taking my side, Through all the ups and downs of life, And every bumpy ride. I’m truly very grateful dad, And I simply want to say, I hope you have a well-earned Happy Father’s Day!


Thanks For All You’ve Done Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Thank you for all you have done. If there was an award for the best father ever. Then I’m sure you would have won. You’ve always encouraged me with my art, And took interest in the crazy things I drew, You’ve taught me to never give up on myself, And you’ve shown me that any dream can come true. Thank you for being my personal taxi. Maybe dad stands for “dad always drives.” You have taken me to all the games and practices, And managed to never miss one, despite our crazy lives. Thank you for all your kindness these years, You’ve wiped tears and snot from my face, You’ve put up with mood swings and heartbreaks, You’re arms are my safe place. You’ve been my support, Through good time and bad, I feel lucky indeed To have you as my dad!

Daddy’s Princess I’m daddy’s little princess, daddy’s little girl! I make a little curtsy, and give my dress a twirl. I smile so sweet and kiss your cheek, And I can ask for anything , Because I’m daddy’s little princess, the center of your world!



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