Christine St.Vil is a wife, mother of three, speaker, blogger, author and trainer. She is relentless about helping women, particularly moms, take charge of their lives by learning how to feel good without feeling guilty. Through her work with Moms ‘N Charge™, Purpose Driven Media™, LLC (PDM) was created to teach women entrepreneurs how to successfully leverage social media and blogging to start and/or grow their business and brand, without compromising the relationships that matter most to them.
Through her transformational book (Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to Be) live courses, workshops and consulting, PDM walks you through discovering and defining your life purpose, as well as making sure your business message aligns with your purpose. Christine is an instructor in the Steve Harvey RADICAL Success Institute, & her work has been featured in numerous local and national TV and online media outlets (including VOA, Fox 5 DC, Fox 45 Baltimore, WBAL, WHUR, AllParenting.com, Sirrius XM, amongst others). She received her BS in Biology from Marymount University.
This past weekend I traveled back to my hometown to celebrate my mother’s 10th anniversary as a Priest. Thank you to Mitsubishi for helping this weekend to be extra special. My mom is my SHERO she is on her 3rd career. She was a higher education teacher, hospital administrator and now a Priest. Christ Church Cranbrook Bloomfield Hills, MI was blessed with my mother 10 years ago and now she is the Associate Rector of the church. All her parishioners tell me how much they love her every time I attend. There was a great reception outside after the service. Thanks to the excellent trunk space of the Outlander we safely transported the beautiful tray of leftover food to our next event that day.
There were 2 features that as a doctor I love!!! The reinforced impact safety evolution body RISE enhances passenger protection performance. In the event of a collision, efficient energy absorption and high cabin integrity are important. RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution body) achieves these features and enhances collision safety performance. This feature was created awhile ago but through the years has made great improvements to make this one of the safest vehicles for collisions. Please DO NOT TEST IT OUT just take my word for it!!
There are 7 AIR BAGS!!!! The 7th one is under the driver seat! How ingenious is that?? They are all strategically placed to offer the maximum amount of protective coverage in case of impact. I am sure you have seen the crash dummies and the impact during a collision this extra airbag provides stability to lessen the blow and hopefully prevent further injury.
The best part of the weekend was chauffeuring this cuties. This is the first vehicle I have driven that had plenty of room for us. You can check out our live broadcast from Periscope on my YouTube Channel.
I highly recommend you look into getting an Mitsubishi Outlander if you need a nice size safe vehicle to transports your friends and family.
Dr. Rachael Ross is a recurring co-host on the Emmy® Award-winning talk show, The Doctors, and a practicing board-certified family medicine physician and sexologist whose engaging manner and frankness has garnered comparisons to Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
A pioneer of groundbreaking discussions about relationships, sex, health, abstinence HIV/AIDS prevention and comprehensive sex education for teenagers, Dr. Rachael has spread her message to audiences across the U.S. on television, social media and numerous publications.
For Dr. Rachael, practicing medicine is something of a family business. She continues to practice in her hometown of Gary, Ind., with her father, Dr. David Ross and her brother, Dr. Nathaniel Ross, while mom Ruthie serves as office manager. Dr. Rachael’s sister, Rebekkah Ross, was also a physician and part of the Ross Family Doctors’ practice until she passed away from complications related to sickle cell anemia in 2011.
In 2012, Dr. Rachael received Northwest Indiana’s prestigious Athena International Service Award for the work she started in 2004 with her sister Dr. Rebekkah, mentoring girls in their hometown. The duo’s philanthropy has also been recognized by the National Council of Negro Women.
In addition to her family practice, Dr. Rachael has been a featured speaker at college campuses nationwide and has been quoted as an expert in Cosmopolitan and Self magazines and contributes to several medical publications. She is also the author of Down Right Feel Right – Outercourse: For Her & For Him, designed to help couples develop greater intimacy.
Dr. Rachael earned her M.D. from Meharry Medical College and her Ph.D. from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, along with a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, where she studied anthropology. She now lives in Chicago, and in her free time, refurbishes furniture, dabbles in interior design, maintains her medical practice in Gary, and commutes throughout the U.S. passionately offering “prescriptions for life.”
The Doctors, now in its seventh season, won the 2010 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative and has been nominated five times in the category. For additional information on The Doctors, please visit www.thedoctorstv.com.
You’ve probably seen Mario on TV as an Emmy Award–winning talk show host and Digital Lifestyle Expert® or as a regular contributor on NBC’s TODAY show, CNN, and NPR. Or maybe on Inside Edition, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, or Rachael Ray. He is the author of the monthly “Learn It” column in Men’s Fitness magazine. He’s also served as chief technology advocate for the city of Baltimore, IT director for the state of Maryland Tourism Department, and was one of only six people to represent the U.S. at the Technology Delegation in Seoul, South Korea. Whew. When he’s not playing host, contributor, and expert, he’s living a balanced life, playing husband and father, devouring sushi, meditating, adding to his metal lunchbox collection, and taking his “sneaker head” status to borderline obsessive levels. (Seriously, you wouldn’t believe this guy’s closet.)
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For the last week I have had the pleasure of driving a 2015 Toyota Camry. I am someone who buys a car and drives it until the wheels fall off. I am of course Dr. Renee who believes in being thrifty when possible. That being said I haven’t driven a BRAND NEW car in forever. I had to be informed about the keyless entry and push button ignition. The car had amazing audio and TONS of options, XM/Sirius, Terrestrial radio, Pandora, my iPod etc. So there are 5 reasons that Toyota is truly winning with this car. I am sure there are many more but here are the best 5:
1. Blind Spot Monitor – a light goes on in your side mirror every time something is in your blindspot…. Who doesn’t need that??
2. Lane Departure Alert – This feature is a great feature to help prevent accidents especially sleepy drivers. If you begin to swerve, an alert will go off as you are crossing the lane marker. If an inadvertent lane departure is detected, the available Lane Departure Alert (LDA) system issues an audible warning and displays a warning on the instrument panel. It’s one more way Camry helps look out for you.
3. Pre-Collision System – If you are ever in bumper to bumper traffic and you get distracted this is a LIFESAVER!! Camry’s available Pre-Collision System (PCS) works with the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) system to anticipate if a frontal collision is imminent. If so, under certain conditions, the system automatically applies the brakes.
4. Backup Camera – This takes a lot of getting used to, every time you put the car in reverse the picture of everything behind you comes up on the screen. All Camry audio systems include a standard backup camera.
5. Wireless Charging – How many times have you forgot your car charger or did not have enough cords or outlets for your riders? There is a nonslip surface that will wirelessly charge your Qi-compatible device.
I almost forgot to mention that this vehicle was GREAT on GAS!!! I was surpised because it is a mid-size vehicle and I just knew that I was going to have to fill it a couple times during the week. If you have a Camry or a Toyota please let me know how you like it. Also if you are interested in any of these great perks please share with me in the comments.
Disclosure: I received the 2015 Toyota Camry to review for one week and share my honest opinion.
No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.