Chicago Bears Wide Receiver, Rasheid Davis, to be a Guest LIVE on Insightful Player with Chrissy Carew’s Mingle Media TV Talk Show Today

Rashied Davis, Chicago Bears

Rashied Davis, Chicago Bears, Photo courtesy of Blogdown Chicago Bears Website

Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Rashied Davis, one of 32 current and former NFL players recognized as Insightful Players will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com  Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. ET.

Watch LIVE here today:  http://www.minglemediatv.com/insightfulplayertv.html.

About the Host of Insightful Player TV: Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions.  “I’m thrilled to have an online show on MingleMediaTV.com where I’m able to interview my Insightful Players like Rashied Davis and have their stories told to the world,” said Carew, who serves as the host of the show.

The Insightful Player™ team members, like Davis, are individuals that believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their most far-reaching dreams, which resulted in a career in the National Football League. The Insightful Player.com website features the inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players, each of whom overcame great obstacles and hardships to become not just fine athletes, but through their values and their life experiences, became extraordinary individuals that serve as an inspiration to us all.

Rashied will discuss his spring fundraiser Cocktails for Education, scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 at Rockit Bar & Grill in Chicago.  The event will benefit Saturday Place – a place where under-privileged children learn to see beyond their existing circumstances, acquire the knowledge and academic skills necessary for success, and understand their obligation to self and others.

Chicago Bears wide-receiver Rashied Davis and his wife Dianna began Rashied Davis Charities in 2009, recognizing the same inspiration, preparation and discipline required to succeed in the NFL, is required to succeed in other areas of life.  Throughout the evening, Rashied Davis Charities will highlight the Saturday Place educational program.

The short-version of Rashied Davis’ Insightful Player story is available on InsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing this summer.

Following is an excerpt of Davis’ story on Insightful Player.com:

In his Insightful Player profile, Rashied Davis discusses how his father was murdered by gang members at a McDonald’s when he was just 8 years old; how he grew up around drugs, violence and poverty as one of nine children raised by his mom and aunt; and how his South Central L.A. background shaped him into the person he is today.

Rashied Davis Excerpt:

One of nine children raised by his mom and aunt, Rashied believes his background shaped him into the man he is. Growing up, he thought South Central L.A. was the whole world. “When I was a kid, all my idols were gang members. They sold drugs; they had everything that I thought I wanted. But I am here today because somewhere along the line I got some hope from somewhere and that hope, I feel, came from God,” he says.

From the seventh grade through high school he was bused to school in the San Fernando Valley.  At first, he begged his mother to let him go to school in the neighborhood but she wouldn’t budge. This turned out to be one of the biggest blessings of his life.

“I will always be very grateful to mom for knowing what was best for me. I was bused from poverty to an upper- and upper-middle class community. This experience really helped me see that the world where I grew up wasn’t the entire world,” he said.

The turning point for Rashied came when he was 18. He had graduated but hadn’t gone to college and didn’t have a job. He was living with his cousin. He got depressed wondering where his life was going. One day, he was driving home with his cousin and a friend. He was so frustrated he started speeding. He drove so fast that he frightened his passengers.

When he got home he ran up the stairs into his bathroom, slammed the door shut and started crying. He said, “At that moment I started praying to God, and told Him ‘I don’t know what I am supposed to be doing but it isn’t this; just help me find out where I’m supposed to be.’ And at that moment, things started to change. I had to move back home, which I didn’t want to do. I had a lot of anger inside; the neighborhood wasn’t safe, I was angry with the local police, angry at my family.  As I look back on it I know God was moving things around in my life.

“I started noticing God’s helping hand through my cousin. He had mentioned that we should sign up and play football at West Los Angeles Junior College.” Rashied felt like he was living a dream. He was astounded when he started getting letters from colleges stating they were interested in him. This helped Rashied develop a deep sense of pride. He began to realize that he could get a scholarship to a four-year university if he was good enough. Rashied said, “Thank God I wound up being good enough. That one weak moment in my cousin’s bathroom was instrumental in bringing me to where I am today.” 

Other Insightful Players include: Jerricho Cotchery (Jets), Aaron Kampman (Jaguars), Steve Grogan (Patriots), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Devin McCourty (Patriots) and Jason McCourty (Titans) and Reggie Kelly (Bengals), among others.

Launched on February 8, 2010, online media and live web TV Network Company, Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week. It’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their  video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the U.S.

For more information on Coach Chrissy Carew and Insightful Player,ä visit http://www.theinsightfulplayer.com and call 603-897-0610.

Are you curious? What is “Marketing to Moms”? Jessica Gottlieb takes on this Hot Topic

When we started talking to Mom Blogger, Jessica Gottlieb, about doing a live weekly web TV show, we were struck by her passion as a mom blogger and social media enthusiast.

If you haven’t seen or heard of Jessica before, you’ve missed out. She’s on the Forbes 14 list of women to follow on Twitter, she’s a panelist on the web series: Momversation, she’s been on ABC, CNN and Dr. Phil several times. Jessica is also a public speaker and will be speaking in New York next week at the #140 Conference. It doesn’t stop there, she is also internationally well-known as last week she was written up on an Italian Mom Blog site about her upcoming show.

What does that tell you? She’s hit a nerve as the monetizing the mom blogger market grows and so many mom bloggers are being approached by brands with social marketing campaigns that go from great to what were they thinking?

Each week, Jessica will talk about moms and brand marketing. You’re invited to join in the conversation as her show airs live streaming with an open chat room at 1 PM EST on Wednesdays. Jessica’s show is also streaming LIVE on your smart phone with chat and is recorded live for replay after her show has ended in case you missed it.

You can find out more about Jessica at her blog JessicaGottlieb.com or visit her show page on Mingle Media TV.

TravelingMom TV, hosted by Kristina Daniele, to Air Monday’s On Mingle Media TV

Mingle Media TV, is pleased to announce that beginning March 15, 2010 they will be broadcasting a new, live streaming video web chat show entitled TravelingMom TV with Kristina, based on the  popular online travel survival guide, TravelingMom.com. TravelingMom TV will air LIVE on Monday evenings at 9 PM EST on the social TV network http://minglemediatv.com/TravelingMomTV.html, while simulcasting LIVE on the iPhone, Android and other smart phones and automatically archived for replay on-demand.

The TravelingMom Blogger Network was founded out of a need to help moms who travel and take the hassle out of travel to make it easier to plan, stay and enjoy their time on the road. Host for TravelingMom TV is Kristina Daniele from the popular blog, MomOnTheRise.com. Kristina is also one of the online contributors to TravelingMom.com which boasts a select group of professional writers who each share a unique travel perspective including a Pulitzer-nominated writer, a former sports writer and top syndicated blogger and the World’s Fastest Talking Female (no, really).  Their blogger names say it all:  TravelingAdventureMom, Autism TravelingMom Gringa Traveling Mom, TravelingFinanceMom, TravelingBlack&WhiteMom, TravelingSingleMom, and about 50 more.

“We have worked with Kristina and TravelingMom.com founder, Kim Orlando, and am excited to have a travel show from the perspective of such a diverse group of women,” says Stephanie Piche, founder and CEO of Mingle Media TV. “Kristina is a wonderful story-teller and with each show she will take you through the topic covering all aspects with engaging detail from fantasizing about a trip to how to deal with situations that come up on the road.”

Watch TravelingMom TV live every Monday @ 9:00 PM EST – 6:00 PM PST @ http://minglemediatv.com/TravelingMomTV.html to view the show and chat live with Kristina and other members in the audience via text and video chat. To find out more about TravelingMom.com visit their site at http://www.travelingmom.com or find out more about the host, Kristina, visit her blog at http://www.momontherise.com.

About Mingle Media

The Mingle Media TV Network is designed to create interactive, “Live” video streaming conversations (Social TV web shows) where the audience and show hosts can engage in a real-time exchange on topics they are interested in, and  wrapped around a sponsor message / campaign. MMTVN is a marketing-driven company that makes their offering unique by creating campaigns for true brand engagements with an authentic voice wrapping brand messages into programming that is broadcast live each week then distributed via widgets, iTunes, posted on bloggers sites and portals, as well as other social networking sites. Mingle Media has a sphere of influence that reaches a target audience off and online through blogs, websites, Twitter, social networks, radio and TV, businesses, mobile, events and is magnified by word-of-mouth and other channels. For more information, please visit http://www.minglemediatv.com.

MomSpace TV Debuts LIVE on the Mingle Media TV Network

MomSpace TV, the latest offshoot of MomSpace Magazine Philadelphia and MomSpace.com will be part of the MingleMedia TV live programming lineup for women and moms. Hosted by Joey Fortman of MyPhil 17’s Better Philly morning show, MomSpace TV will cater to everything MOM! The weekly show will air Tuesdays at 8:00 PM (EST) online at the MingleMedia TV website:http://minglemediatv.com/momspacetv.html.

Each week, Joey Fortman, who’s been sitting in the radio and TV host seat for fifteen years, will interview guests such as parenting experts, toy & product pros, celebrities and home & lifestyle experts. Featured will be current hot topics; new product & cool gadget spotlights; MomSpace Book Club discussions; cooking, health and lifestyle tips; girlfriend getaway & family travel ideas; and games with prizes. Segments will also feature the know-how, opinions and shared passions of the MomSpace Mom Bloggers from MomSpace.com, whose interests and expertise include a multitude of themes including health and fitness, being “green”, parenting, crafting, babies, fashion, cooking, humor and more.

To celebrate the kick-off of the new show, MomSpace will run a four week on air trivia contest with weekly prize giveaways. The contest will culminate in a grand prize overnight stay at Omni Hotel at Independence Park in Philadelphia and include their Girlfriends Getaway Retail Therapy Package.  The grand prize drawing will be broadcast on MomSpace TV live and ‘in bed at the Omni’ with Joey enjoying Omni’s ‘champagne turndown’ service.

“We are thrilled to have Joey and MomSpace TV joining us on MMTVN. Our mom viewers are looking for interactive, genuine, intelligent and sometimes humorous entertainment,” says Stephanie Piche, founder and CEO of Mingle Media TV. “Joey is smart, funny and a hit as an experienced “on air” talent in Philadelphia, so we know she’ll be a hit with viewers across the country.”

About MomSpace
MomSpace is a place where moms can collectively share their ideas, questions and knowledge with other moms, locally and nationally. MomSpace.com, an online resource and social networking site, was created in 2006 by two moms who shared a vision; to fulfill a need for moms like them to connect, relate and help each other out with all the unknowns moms encounter every day. With the addition and wealth of MomSpace Mom Blogs, itʼs become the place to not only get answers, but to learn, share, laugh and unwind. Naturally progressing from the website, in January 2009 MomSpace Philadelphia Magazine was born and has been very well received by moms throughout the greater Philadelphia community. Until the day moms have all the answers and understand from the get-go all the ways their lives will change and kids start coming attached to an ownerʼs manual at birth… MomSpace will be there! http://www.momspace.com

Special Guest Today on Kerri Pomarolli’s Laugh Break 4 PM ET: Shelene Bryan from Skip1

MMTVN Laugh Break show host Kerri Pomarolli,will be interviewing Shelene Bryan on her LIVE webshow today at 4 PM ET. Shelene, a Hollywood mom, has a long history of working with other actors as well as managing the career of her children who have appeared in movies such as Jurassic Park 3, Mel Gibson’s film Paparazzi and the Emmy award winning show Young & the Restless, countless commercials and TV appearances. Shelene got her start in the business working for  for Barbara Cameron of the Barbara Cameron Agency.

In 2001, Shelene founded a production company called, Not to be Rude Productions with her partner Candace Cameron Bure (Full House). Together they produce the award winning show The Krew. She has also been part of the creative team on the powerful short entitled Just Stop and Think which has over 1 million copies in print. Shelene is also the creator and executive producer of the television reality show entitled America Gives and has a deal with Endemol USA (Extreme Home Makeover, Deal or No Deal).

Shelene was the Executive Producer for the feature film “Like Dandelion Dust” for 20th Century Fox, starring Mira Sorvino and Barry Pepper, the film is an adaptation of the book of the same name by best-selling author Karen Kingsbury. She has also produced  “Faith of our Fathers” for Sony starring Stephen Baldwin, Candace Cameron Bure & Grammy award winning artist Rebecca St. James.

Shelene has a heart for missions and regularly travels to Uganda, Africa or Lima, Peru to work in the orphanages. She just recently returned from Haiti one month before the Haiti Quake.

Shelene’s most recent adventure launched May 2009: Skip1.org.

Skip 1 taps into the world’s wealth to bring food and water to children and families in need worldwide. 100% of all public donations go to the acquisitions of food and water projects.

Skip a lunch Feed a child.

Watch Laugh Break today at 4 PM ET or you can watch on replay on MMTVN. http://www.minglemediatv.com/LaughBreak.html

Relationship Rehab – You know who you are…

When I came across the genius team behind @CoupleDumb, Lee and Paul, I have to tell you I kicked myself for not living in South Florida any more! These are the people you want to hang out with. The ones who tell it like it is, have no hidden agendas, love each other, and are  smart and sassy!

Sometimes we have problems facing the facts… okay, some of us more than others and how many times do you really need to learn that lesson?? Hmmm. Lee and Paul have been together for 20 years and have things figured out – it’s called, recognizing the dumb things people do to ruin their relationships from lovers to friends to work.

Join us each week as we talk about relationships, from a straight-talking couple who bring humor with the bitter reality. You’ll be happy you did!!

Tonight on Mingle Media TV starting 8 PM ET ~ 3 LIVE Shows #MMTVN

Programming Line-up for Thursday Night on Mingle Media…. join the live web chat!

Single Mama’s unite on High Heels and Lego’s with Nicole @MissBlondie919 from Good
Golly Miss Blondie http://www.minglemediatv.com/HighHeelsLEGOS.html
on #MMTVN 8 PM ET tonight

Tune in for the Special Guest on the Everyday Moms (@EverydayMoms) webshow tonight 8:30 PM ET http://www.minglemediatv.com/EveryDayMoms.html on #MMTVN

Calling all @AdamSBaldwin Fans ~ he is interviewed LIVE tonight! We are featuring him on #MMTVN http://www.minglemediatv.com/SpecialInterviews.html 9 PM ET