INSPIRATION 4 LIFE MAGAZINE GET INSPIRED! BE INSPIRED! STAY INSPIRED!
Wellness & Katie
LOCAL ARTIST OF SAN ANTONIO BLAS HERNANDEZ
TREATS MADE WITH LOVE BY JENNIFER
BRUNCH WITH THE KING
COVER STORY A SWEET TREAT Making Inspiration a Little Sweeter
ART 4 A CAUSE An Art Silent Auction to help raise funds for your Non Profit Organization or your Cause.
MEET WRITER KATIE RICE Katie's Journey
MEET WRITER RAQUEL HERNANDEZ Brunch with the King
MEET LOCAL ARTIST OF SA BLAS HERNANDEZ JR. An Artist with the Heart of Gold
MEET WRITER CLICIE LOPEZ Renting VS Owning
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Hello everyone! I want to share with everyone about our huge sucess of or Launch of Inspiration 4 Life Magazine. I look forward to this amazing new Journey of our Online Digital Magazine. Our Magazine is simply here to inspire you and help be a Voice to other talented Entrepreneurs, who love to share their stories and writings. 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 they will be sharing their stories for the first time. 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 in the way, this journey had been on standstill for many years. We are here now and we inspire you to never give up on your Dreams!
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In this Magazine, you will read about some of our amazing Inspiration 4 Life Team, our Members, Partners, Sponsors, Advertisers and more. There are no boundries of the type of inspiration we will cover in our Magazine. I also look forward to sharing our Inspiration 4 Life Local Hero Articles with you as well. We have so many amazing people in our Communities of San Antonio who give back and have the heart of gold. We definitely want to recognize those with kindness in their heart and ready to serve others. 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 Get Inspired! Be Inspired! Stay Inspired!
A SWEET TREAT
WHERE YOU CAN FIND PICHUS
Making Inspiration a Little Sweeter By Rita Hernandez Have you ever had a special treat from Pichus Street Treats? If you haven't, you are missing out on something amazing! Here is an interesting story of a gourmet treat confectionist, who has the passion to give back and make delicious food for so many. First and foremost, I want to thank Lisa Harris McLean, for introducing us on Facebook. Lisa had introduced us back in November of 2017 but it wasn't until our December Bold and Beautiful Women's Society Luncheon, we finally met. I was in need of a caterer for our Luncheon so I reached out to Jennifer about bringing her food truck. Since the weather was rainy and the roads were wet, Jennifer was unable to bring her food truck. 3
SPECIAL EVENTS FOOD TRUCK IN SA MOADE CENTER
Instead, she was nice enough to deliver our lunch for the Bold and Beautiful Women's Society. Everything was complete and the rest was history. Jennifer once again reached out to me, to set up a meeting. Little did I know our meeting was going to be more than talking about food but merging our passions and love for our communities of San Antonio. Once Jennifer understood our Mission, Vision and Purpose of Inspiration 4 Life, it was then we joined forces to make a differnce through our community outreach programs. With our meeting taking place at the Moade Center, we immediately saw the potential for growth for Inspiration 4 Life and Sweet Pichu's Street Treats. From one meeting to the next, we moved to a larger Studio space for Inspiration 4 Life Radio/TV/Web Network and Jennifer moved in to the Moade Center to run her Sweet Pichu's Street Treats Business.
"Unleash your tastebuds!"
Pichu's first day of business at the Moade Center was a huge success! Many orders came through and satified customers. In just a few days of opening up shop, there was another opportunity for expansion and now waiting for this amazing move for Pichu's. Sweet Pichu's Street Treats is now open Monday through Friday at the Moade Center, 300 E. Ramsey Suite 305, serving lunch from 12-2pm. Pichu's also has their very own Food Truck, ready for Special Events and Caterings. Some of Pichu's favorites on the menu are the pulled pork on a croissant with avaocado and bar b que sauce and also the chicken salad on a croissant. You can't forget their famous aguas frescas and crownies. Everything is simply delicious! For more information and new updates about Sweet Pichu's Street Treats, you can call 210-862-3909 or vist https://www.facebook.com/Pichusstreettreats/
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Katie Rice has had a passion for health and wellness from a young age. As a competitive equestrian growing up, she was encouraged to maintain a fit physique and ensure she was in top shape for her Equestrian pursuits. As she entered into the Corporate world, she found that it was harder to stay in shape with so much time being spent sedentary. She started a cycle of yo-yo dieting and became frustrated with her inability to maintain her results. She took notice of a coworker who was always energetic and looked amazing, though she was twice Katie’s age and she finally asked her what she was doing.
That is when Katie was introduced to the Isagenix nutritional system and she has been using the products ever since. Fast forward to Katie’s recent pregnancy and birthI of to leave the N Sher I D daughter, E T H E MReagan. O S T S TKatie U N Ndecided ING H E R I Tworld A G E and H O pursue U S E S Isagenix I N T H E full M Etime, T R Oso she Corporate could stay at home with her baby. Katie has passionately been sharing Isagenix for almost a year and has a growing team in San Antonio and worldwide! She has also started writing her first book which recounts her childhood with her late Heart horse Ellie and all of the lessons she learned from their relationship. Katie’s ultimate goal is to use Isagenix and her books to financially fund an equestrian program that will help bring young women and horses together to teach them these life skills and deepen their relationship with God through the power of horses. Katie loves to work with: (1) People that are looking for a non-diet approach to look and feel better, especially with the new year upon us. The company she partnered with has delivered amazing results for her and many others based on its cutting- edge science and a lifestyle approach. (2) People who are entrepreneurial and are open to the idea of making money while they sleep by having their own virtual franchise in the wellness industry. You can contact Katie at (434) 987-2463 or email@example.com.
Past Bold and Beautiful Women's Society Events
Brunch with the King By Raquel Hernandez My name is Raquel Hernandez and my testimony is one of Restoration, transformation and the renewing of my mind. As a child there was much rejection a seed that got rooted in my heart. My mother had been left to raise 3 children while 5 months pregnant of me while my father attended to another family. I grew up feeling her rejection that led me to become a person that constantly needed to be validated and accepted. At the age of sixteen lost my virginity and became very promiscuous teenager. My mother and I had little or no communication. I left home at the age of 17 trying to find validation. You see even though I had been rejected since in my motherâ€™s womb God knew me before I was in her womb and He had called me by name! My testimony goes on to be one of many failed relationships and much hardship. But He had called me, chosen me and He never let go! For more of my testimony please follow us on Sound Cloud, Face Book and Instagram. Ladies God loves you and in His eyes you are Queens! For such a time as this you were chosen! Esther 4:14
Brunch with the King Ministries Mission Statement
To lead women of all walks of life into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by empowering, uplifting and strengthening them through the word of God and walking with them side by side as God heals, restores and renews their mind.
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MEET LOCAL ARTIST OF SAN ANTONIO
BLAS HERNANDEZ JR. By Rita Hernandez
Being a Local Artist in San Antonio has given Blas the opportunity to be involved
Blas was inspired to take his art to many places of business and was appreciated by Rosarios Mexican Restaurant, El Buen Gusto Mexican Café, Retro Haus, Ray’s Puffy Tacos, Taco Haven, Madhatter’s Tea House and Café, Tienda Guadalupe, and Infinito Botanica Gallery to name a few. Throughout his many years of experience of being an artist, he has done yearly events in his community. Blas has done Art in the Hood, First Fridays at El Sol Studios, Tienda Guadalupe, Rey Willies, South Town Imporium, Blue Star and Art in the Park. He has also displayed his artwork at Centro Cultural Aztlan for Dia De Los Muertos and Virgen De Guadalupe for the past 5 years. He has also been part of Casa Bohemia Gallery, Casa Margarita Gallery, Milagros, Pulquerios, Jive, Gallista Art Gallery and Casa Azul. Through all this inspiration, Blas and I owned our own Art Studio for 4 years and held Art Shows every 1st and 3rd Fridays. We also showcased and Featured Artwork from Students in our Communities and held Art Classes to Educate those who were interested in learning about Art and learning how to paint.
with our communities. His Artwork has been displayed throughout our City, from the West Side of SA, King William area to the Northside of SA and now our Studio at the Moade Center.
Blas Hernandez Jr., born on September 23, 1965, and raised in San Antonio. He icked up his first paintbrush, put it on canvas in 5th grade and hasn’t stopped since. It was at 10 years old, he realized that being an Artist got him a lot of recognition and respect from his school, family, and friends. They saw the dedication, time and hard work it took him to make his artwork come to life.
Blas has a lot of passion and love for the art. He makes sure he finds time with his busy schedule for his family, work, and art. With Blas having a full time job at Christus Santa Rosa for 27 years, has kept him a very busy man. He has the entire Hernandez Family, involved in art as well. It's been 14 years but Blas and I use to paint together as well. It was so inspiring for me. We used to tag team to finish a piece of art. Painting as a family is our way to keep the art alive in our lives. You can see it in his art and the way he expresses a particular piece that he has completed.
Blas has mnay talents when it comes to his painting skills. He has many special requests for a particular piece of Art and always meets his Clients needs. Blas is very humble and true to his friends. Especially when it comes to being known as a Local Latino Artist. He simply shines like a golden coin. To Blas, it has been a true blessing to know that he has come this far in his life and for his community. I am truly thankful, Blas has joined me in our, "Inspired Art" Series. It is Faith Based Art with Scripture and Inspiring Quotes. These pieces have been our biggest sellers. In my eyes, not just because he is my Husband but because he is an Artist with the Heart of Gold. He has stepped up to help create Art 4 A Cause. This helps bring 50% of proceeds back to Non Profits in need of funding. We have had several successful Art 4 A Cause Events. Finally, Blas is humbled and honored to have his Artwork on the walls of some very well-known people in SA such as Former Mayor Julian Castro, Congressman Joaquin Castro, Former Congressman Charlie Gonzalez, Professional Boxer Jesse James Leija, Cha Cha’s Mexican Restaurant Owner Ricardo Ruiz, UTSA President Ricardo Romo and many more. Blas also had the honor to create the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Fiesta Medal for 2015. For more information about Local Artist Blas Hernandez Jr. please visit www.facebook.com/blashernandezjr or www.facebook.com/ArtByBlasAndRitaHe rnandez
"Why Are Baby Boomers Choosing to Rent vs. Own" By Clicie Lopez One of One of the fastest growing group of renters today are baby boomers as the study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Why are baby boomers (born 1946-1964) choosing to rent? What makes renting so appealing to this generation that is currently in or near retirement? Here are a few reasons: Downsizing: The kids have grown up and left home. Now they find a big empty space in that big house. They don’t need a two-or three-story home that requires a lot of maintenance and upkeep. Downsizing to a smaller apartment requires no maintenance and hassle. They can focus on the important things in their lives. Flexibility: Many baby boomers want the opportunity to travel and not be tied down to one place or mortgage. They are free to travel the country or world without a long term commitment. For those with children in different states, it allows them the opportunity to rent a place near one child for a year or two and then rent a place by another child for another year or two. Or they might want to try someplace new without the hassle of being tied down. Growing Investments: Selling their house and using the equity to invest into their retirement accounts are making a smarter financial investment than if they stayed in their house. The more money going into a retirement account means more interest earned. No house means not mortgage, no property taxes, no yard or house maintenance. Renting is a smarter financial decision for many baby boomers.
Socializing: Moving into a large apartment community will improve baby boomers social lives. Apartment communities offer regular social gatherings and enticing amenities. Many communities are located within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, theatres, parks, musical venues which offer ongoing events giving baby boomers the opportunity to enjoy their lives. Luxurious Living: Many baby boomers are watching their children or grandchildren choose to live in luxurious apartments in the city rather than suburban houses. They too are opting to sell their homes and rent a luxury apartment in the urban centers. Changing the American Dream. They’ve sold their house in the suburbs with a picket fence and are now renting luxurious apartments in the city. They’re enjoying a life free from property taxes, mortgages, shoveling, and lawn mowing. Now baby boomers can continue to build their credit score by paying rent on time each month. Renting offers baby boomers a chance to live financially free in a relaxing, luxurious apartment.
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Published on Mar 11, 2018