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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Motivational & Inspirational
  • Language:English
  • Series title:More Than A Rib
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:322
  • eBook ISBN:9781483501482

More Than A Rib

A Woman's Journey to Perspective. Healing. Empowerment

by Rickie Chaffold and Varion Howard

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Overview

       MTAR is a life style movement that will be delivered in a series of self-help books, free forums, blogs, and social media. We believe in addressing the root of the issue versus the symptom. MTAR will facilitate resources to improve the quality of life for the family unit. The movement is about admitting, committing, and submitting.  It dials down into a brutal honesty assessment that invokes mental and physical wellness and growth that empowers and educates the family unit.

MTAR is structured on a set of Affirmations and Pillars that if followed will change a readers life. Each pillar will discuss a particular aspect that embraces direct self-improvement and indirect relationship improvement. The only way to benefit from the pillars is to first admit that there is need for improvement. The second thing to do is submit to a higher power no matter who it is: Allah, Buddha or God. The third thing to do is to commit to change with a plan.

We address the family unit one individual at a time. The woman’s installment is currently available. MTAR will offer our reader a flexible perspective on how to balance family, career, social life and other aspects of their lives. You will hear the voices of many women and men brave enough to share their experiences -perhaps some of their stories will be familiar to you, similar to some of your own experiences. We include these real life experiences to let our readers know that they are not alone.

This movement is an important resource and tool in today’s society. It is powerful and insightful coping mechanism if read and applied. The plight of the family unit will always change and MTAR Movement will be the dedicated remedy to everyday life opportunities. MTAR will have installments to address a plethora of issues. We will evolve as life evolves. This evolvement will be permanently and continually based on health wellness, information dissemination, and reach one and teach one as it relates to individual and family growth.

The service philosophy for MTAR is the service that we provide is the price we pay for our existence on this earth. We believe that service is the key to community building.   We need to service ourselves and we need to service each other. If we are not bettering ourselves and our families there is no way we can better the community because family is a direct reflection of community. MTAR is a community of imperfect perfections that embrace, encourage, and empower all that are brave enough to change, forgive, and let go.

The MTAR Movement is a much needed resource in today’s society. We are structured around empowering the family unit by raising awareness about domestic assault, sexual assault, divorce, and single parent households.  MTAR Movement is here to empower each individual in the family, one person at a time, by defining roles, addressing questionable decisions and behavior, and providing resources (information) and best practices that will result in success.

MTAR is a continual series of growth, expression, and education.  The movement will continually address the truth as it relates to family empowerment and worldly issues that affect the unit. The family unit is looking for solutions and we simply are here to assist in any way we can.  We want everyone’s transition to peace to have never ending results of peace, clarity, and confidence that strengthens the moral, ethical, and financial fibers that support a growing and learning family unit.

The woman’s installment is currently available. MTAR will offer our reader a flexible perspective on how to balance family, career, and social life aspects of their lives. The reader will hear the voices of many women and men brave enough to share their experiences; perhaps some of their stories will be familiar and hit home. We include these real life experiences to let our readers know that they are not alone. Pressure is relieved when the reader knows there is someone out there dealing with the same trial and tribulations. This same pressure relief breaks down the walls of fear and affords the reader an opportunity to resolve conflict, turmoil, and misunderstanding.

The end goal for MTAR is to leave the reader with confidence to overcome minor setbacks and prepare them for major comebacks. Listed below is a brief description of the 9 Pillars of Success. We are steadily building to provide a platform to strengthen the family unit through understanding perspectives, promoting physical and mental healing, and embracing forgiveness.

 

9 Pillars:

Self-Assessment

Self-Accountability

Forgiveness

Self-Recovery

Self-Renewal

Stewardship

Giving Back

Staying the Course

Commitment

Description

More Than A Rib will offer you a more positive outlook on how to balance family, career, your social life and other aspects of your life. You will hear the voices of many women brave enough to share their experiences – perhaps some of their stories will be familiar to you, similar to some of your own experiences. The stories shared are evidence that you are not alone: Others have experienced your struggles but, with perseverance and determination, the battle can be won. Before you decide to abandon your vision or settle for an insignificant one, we want to encourage you to make changes in your life to harvest and achieve your goal. More Than A Rib will leave you with the confidence to overcome minor setback and prepare you for a major comeback. Each pillar will discuss a particular aspect that embraces direct self-improvement and indirect relationship improvement. The only way to benefit from the pillars is to first admit that there is need for improvement. The mentality is flexible. You can address the opportunity or opportunities that have priority in your life. Listed below is a brief description of the 9 Pillars of Success.

About the author

Rick Chaffold is the founder of More Than A Rib, a movement to advance a deeper and growing appreciation for women by changing how women are portrayed and how women portray themselves. Rick’s personal motivation comes from being raised in a drug-filled environment layered with domestic violence. Rick is also a proud father of two teenage daughters where he is not the primary parent. He saw the opportunity to share this message of More Than A Rib not only as a way to empower mothers, but also as a way to lead by example and give his daughters some encouraging structure in the midst of challenges that young women face. Rick has been a motivational teacher and speaker for a diverse range of teen and adult at risk males and females. His education includes honors at the AAS, BSM, and MBA levels. Rick is consistently motivating and providing public assistance to veterans through Veteran Affairs outreach programs. Rick is also working, producing, and speaking at the More Than A Rib Health Series Forums. Rick’s topics of expertise are Healthy Relationships (Love yourself 1st), Self Esteem (You are what you Digest), Perspective (Glass Half Empty Glass Half Full 2015 Rule), Increased Production in the Workplace (Empowerment is the Key), Mind Frame (Change it or Die), and Proper Planning Prevents Pitiful Performance (Put it on Paper). Varion “Se7en the Poet” Howard originates from Houston's Southside. Se7en’s prominent and prolific voice has established this gifted entertainer as the industry’s premier inspirational artist. Se7en – Houston’s motivational diamond in the rough – is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University, with undergraduate dual degrees in Psychology and Social Work and a Master’s degree in Counseling. Se7en’s phenomenal and motivational talent has taken the world by storm. “I didn’t choose to inspire,” he explains. “Inspiration chose me.” Pushing the edge of social consciousness and encouraging all to be true to self is Se7en’s purpose. He is vernacularly enticing with prose perfectly pitched to the voice, mentalities, and actions of today’s society. Se7en has the ability to connect with the core of your soul and make you laugh, cry, and question life. This ability truly makes him a rare jewel. He is a poet, motivational speaker, author, and host of the longest-running speak easy forums in Houston, Texas. His versatility, humility, and fierce stage presence allows him to speak on life as it evolves. Varion has had the pleasure of working with and motivating such entities as the National Alliance of Black Educators, Black Educator Association (Canada), Chase Bank, Black Academy of Arts and Letters, NAACP, Windsor Village Church, St Johns Church Downtown, and recently TV Ones Verses and Flow. Varion also speaks at the More Than A Rib Health Series Forums.

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