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.

Today’s Widow Author, 2 Time Emmy Winner, Robin Craig Joins Mingle Media TV as Show Host

a new, live web show focused on today’s widow with Robin Craig, two-time Emmy Award winner, hosting the show and talking about living life after losing your spouse. Robin Craig LIVE, will air live streaming on Tuesday evenings at 10 PM EST on the social TV networkhttp://www.minglemediatv.com/RobinCraigLive.html, simulcasting on iPhone, Android and other smart phones and will be archived for replay on-demand.

Author of the Houston Chronicle blog “Today’s Widow” Robin Craig is experiencing and sharing life after losing a loved one. Craig was caught off guard four years ago when her husband of twenty one year’s suddenly passed away. Craig’s passion for life has inspired her to share her thoughts on being a widow today and how to face life’s challenges and do it with grace and a sense of humor. Some of her posts include titles such as “Bury me in my Stiletto’s” which included photos of several shoes asking the question, do you know your loved ones final wishes? Craig brings her wicked sense of humor and experience in TV and movie production to Mingle Media TV with her talk show focused on the Baby Boomer audience.

“When we starting talking to Robin and reading her Today’s Widow blog on the Houston Chronicle, we knew she would be an instant hit on MMTVN,” said Stephanie Piche, founder and CEO of Mingle Media TV. “She touches the hard to talk about subjects with the right mix of humor and sensitivity that will engage, encourage and inspire the Baby Boomer audience.”

Robin Craig LIVE, will air live streaming on Tuesday evenings at 10 PM EST on the social TV networkhttp://www.minglemediatv.com/RobinCraigLive.html. Viewers are invited to join the chat live with Robin and other members in the audience via text and video chat. You can find out more about Robin and her blog, Today’s Widow, at the Houston Chronicle: http://blogs.chron.com/todayswidow/.

New Show on Mingle Media TV: Get Living TV Tonight’s Show is Focused on Special People & Being Judged on Appearances

Mingle Media TV is pleased to announce that beginning March 21, 2010 they will be broadcasting a new, live web show entitled Get Living TV, based on the  popular blog published by Alaina Frederick http://www.getlivingtv.com and http://www.dinkerandgiggles.com featuring topical stories from green parenting to living with challenges and making the most of life. Get Living TV will air LIVE on Sunday evenings at 8 PM EST on the social TV networkhttp://www.minglemediatv.com/GetLivingTV.html, simulcasting on iPhone, Android and other smart phones and will be archived for replay on-demand.

Publisher of the website Dinker and Giggles, Alaina Frederick, is delighted to feature her ground-breaking series entitled “Judging Before Asking” on Mingle Media TV which is focused on the challenges faced in our daily lives; situations that we may or may not know how to handle or what to say. “Judging before Asking” addresses situations where it’s easier to avoid it all together rather than to ask the simplest of questions and makes it easy to understand how to relate.

Viewers of “Judging before Asking” will have the opportunity join the LIVE web shows and interact with both the online audience and the show host via text or video.  The first “Judging Before Asking” show on Mingle Media TV will feature special guest, Priscilla Hedlin, a mother and wife, who is also wheelchair bound. In 1999 when she was just 18, and about to start what many call the best 4 years of their lives, Priscilla was in a car accident and left paralyzed. Her life was changed forever, but she has learned to face it with grace and will be talking about how she copes, how it changed her and how she copes with the stares, gossip, and the way her family and friends have treated since the accident. She also blogs about her life at the following sites: www.wheelchairmommy.com at http://www.hedlin.com/blog/?page_id=628

“When Alaina approached us about doing this show, we were onboard with the subject matter, and elated she chose our network to air this provocative series,” said Stephanie Piche, founder and CEO of Mingle Media TV. “Not only do we want to entertain our audience but we want to provide thought-provoking subject matter and help educate viewers about how we can face challenges and triumph over the obstacles we face in life.”

‘Get Living TV’ will air LIVE on Sunday evenings at 8 PM EST – 5 PM PST on Mingle Media TV. Viewers are invited to join the chat live with Alaina and other members in the audience via text and video chat. To find out more about Alaina and her site, Dinker and Giggles, visithttp://www.dinkerandgiggles.com.

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

Shetrades – They Just Make Fashion Cents! Web Show on #MMTVN

When I first came across the Shetrades site, I was pretty excited. Granted like many of us we have purchased a thing or 3 off of ebay.com but who would’ve thought of a way to trade your closet for stuff you need…

How many of us have clothes that we haven’t worn in a year? Two years? Longer… how much can be resused or sold? Imagine, selling your items and getting new clothes that you will wear?

That’s just one of the ways you can use Shetrades… MJ and Kris will talk to you about fashion and the new, and gently used items they have available as well as what’s hot and what’s not.

Join the live chat on their weekly webshow here on MMTVN Thursdays at 10:30 AM ET.

Sunday Debut: Baby to Be TV: Product Reviews & Prizes

We are so excited to have Linda from BabytoBe.TV hosting her first live show with us. Linda owns the premiere prenatal 3D/4D ultrasound facility called “Baby to Be Images” in Maryland and is always talking baby products with moms in her clinic. She started her “Baby to Be TV” site in December as a place to share unbiased reviews of what’s hot and maybe not so hot. Her goal is to create a video a day that talks about the product as a mom would see it right out of the box. So many times we don’t read or understand the manufacturers instructions, so it can be an eye opener when you miss a key piece of info that may be buried in the paperwork.

Baby to Be TV LIVE will have a special show 1 PM ET on Sunday to kick off Linda’s new venue here at Mingle Media TV – there will be giveaways from a Kokopax carrier/the Booyah baby stroller liner, a SWANK mommy necklace, a digi…timecapsule and more including some of the swag you see celebrity Moms getting  a Booby Trapper, baby-friendly nursing canopy, an OrganicKidz BPA free stainless steel bottle and a set of Squeez-ease baby gloves.

Come join us at 1 PM ET Sunday and meet Linda to chat about baby products – your favorites and what she is finding interesting and new.