Steve Procko Productions wins Emmy Award for Talkin’ Money

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has awarded Steve Procko Productions an Emmy Award in the Educational Programming category for its Talkin Money Financial Literacy Educational Video program.The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has awarded Steve Procko Productions an Emmy Award in the Educational Programming category for its Talkin’ Money Financial Literacy Educational Video program.

SPP was nominated in two categories, for Educational Programming and for Steve Procko as the editor of the series.

Talkin’ Money is an educational video series that helps teach financial literacy to millennials. Distribution of first season’s episodes to high school and college-aged young adults throughout the United States and  Canada will be provided through two separate distributors: Learn360 and SAFARI Montage.

Learn360 serves more than 25 million students in over 25,000 schools across the United States and Canada.

SAFARI Montage provides K–12 school districts with a fully integrated Digital Learning Platform, including a Learning Object Repository, Video Streaming Library, and IPTV Live Media Streaming, designed to handle video efficiently. SAFARI Montage’s core solutions are presently being used successfully in over 600 U.S. school districts comprising 11,000 schools.

When polled, the vast majority of adults will tell you that they were never taught the thing they needed to know about money when they were in high school, and, they wished they had the knowledge to be financially literate at a young age.

Talkin’ Money maintains a website at

Steve Procko Productions – A Florida based Video Production Company Infomercials Production
4801 S. University Drive; Suite 268, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
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Steve Procko Productions (SPP) is a Florida based, Full Service Film Production Company High-Def Video Florida Production Company providing Television Commercial Production, Infomercials, Direct-Response Commercials, Corporate Videos and Educational Videos

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JC’s Recovery Center is a South Florida Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Center offering Faith based PHP, IOP and outpatient treatment.
You or someone you love might be embarking on one of the most difficult journeys they may ever have to face; recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction.

At JC’s Recovery Center, our philosophy is based upon the theory that addiction is a three-fold disease; physical, mental and spiritual. We provide treatment for all three areas affected by addiction. We use the most current medical, psychological and spiritual approaches available.

JC’s Recovery Center offers some of the best drug addiction counselors in South Florida. We pride ourselves in having an elite team of substance abuse counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists along with a highly experienced administrative staff that knows exactly what it takes to achieve permanent sobriety. We not only draw from proven medical treatment for substance abuse, but from personal experience as many of our staff members are recovered from drug and alcohol addiction.

Substance Abuse Addiction is a very complex and all-encompassing illness. It affects nearly every aspect of our lives and the lives of those who love us. It is the only illness known to medical science that tries to convince the person that they don’t have it!! We understand why most of us come in conflicted and resistant. Our staff and addiction specialists know identification is of utmost importance.

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Ft Lauderdale Alkemi & Concrete Countertops by Eco Simplista

Eco Simplista - South Floridas leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutionsSeveral brilliant companies now offer environmentally responsible surfaces for your home counter top surfaces. Consider recycled tile countertops, like Alkemi counters and concrete countertops. All present attractive and viable alternatives to conventional countertops.

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Yang Fire Monkey Year by White Crane Healing Arts

by Miki on February 6, 2016

The Chinese new year which begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice will be on Monday, February 8th at 9: am. The rising moon will usher in the year of the Yang Fire Monkey and If I had to describe the year in one word it would be dynamic. I’ll explain why, but first, a brief description of how the Chinese astrological system works for those not acquainted with it.

Every year is either Yin or Yang. This cycle repeats itself continuously each hour, day, week, month and year. Last year was yin, therefore, this year is yang and next year will be yin, etc. Another cycle, known as the 5 elements, which is a system of corresponding energies, is used in Chinese astrology in two different cycles, known as the Earthly Branches and the Heavenly Stems. A branch and stem is ascribed to each year and if you understand their symbolic meaning, you can gain insight about yearly expectations and how to interpret what that year’s potential influence will be.
Earthly branches rotate in a 12 year cycle. One of the twelve animals (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, boar) is used to describe each year in the cycle and this animal represents a certain quality of energy. Each animal is either Yin or Yang and has a fixed element. For example, every monkey is yang and has a fixed element of metal. So all monkeys, regardless of what year they’re born in will have some attributes of metal (negative positive) such as being composed or scattered, devoted, candid, trustworthy, combative, withdrawn, etc.
Each year is also influenced by the Heavenly stems cycle. This is a cycle of the five elements in their yin and yang stages which creates a cycle of ten years. This cycle rotates like this: yang earth – yin earth, yang metal – yin metal, yang water- yin water, yang wood – yin wood, yang fire – yin fire and then it starts again.

Read more about the new year at:

Gong Hey Fat Choy – Happy New Year

Pass the New Year Well!

The White Crane Healing Arts Center is located in Broward County, Florida
7071 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 2C, Tamarac, FL 33319
Phone 954.721.7252
Providing Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Herbal Therapy, Chi Gung, Massage and Nutrition services to the South Florida communities of Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Broward Acupuncture by White Crane Healing Arts

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that is used to alleviate pain and/or to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions by using small needles to stimulate points on the human body. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West.

Acupuncture is over 5000 years old and is a time tested healing modality originating from the far East.  Each individual will experience acupuncture on a personal level and what one feels depends on their own state of being and level of sensitivity.  It’s common to feel a sensation of warmth, tingling or traveling Qi (energy) when the needles are inserted; and many experience a profound sense of relaxation and well being or possibly increased energy.  Acupuncture treats the whole being which includes body, mind, emotions and spirit.

Acupuncture points are located in the small depressions or hollows in the skin called gates.  Thru these gates, one can access the internal streams and rivers of energy that transport Qi and blood.  Qi and blood give sustenance to the interaction and cohesion of mind, body and spirit.  Fundamentally, illness manifests when Qi, Blood and Fluids are either blocked, depleted or imbalanced, which diminishes its healthy coherence to the point of dysfunction or eventually illness. Acupuncture can reorganize this dynamic by opening, closing or harmonizing the flows within the rivers and streams (channels).

Some examples would be, helping individuals to manifest their potential in the real world; helping someone that is experiencing an emotional situation (good or bad), to feel or express it  and one more example would be helping someone that is constantly discharging energy to store energy in order to have a sense of cohesion.  Our inner world of feelings and emotions are constantly challenged in an increasingly complicated world which prevents our neurological system from processing the incoming data that seems to be coming at us at an increasingly faster pace.

All hygienic precautions are observed and only sterilized disposable needles are used.

The White Crane Healing Arts Center is located in Broward County, Florida
7071 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 2C
Tamarac, FL 33319
Phone 954.721.7252 Fax 954.721.7242

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The Role of Family Therapy In Addiction Recovery

The Role Of Family Therapy In Addiction Treatment - with JC's Recovery Center in Hollywood, FL

By: Allison Konovalova, M.S. MFT

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, it is my experience that family of origin issues play a central role in the cycle of addiction. Therefore, if family issues are addressed both in the context of individual and family therapy, everyone involved can be helped to find their new role in the family and move to a closer place. Family therapy is often a crucial role in recovery because it allows the family to work through their issues together. The family environment is often damaged by years of addiction and may become hostile or negative, which can push the addict away. A supportive family is a huge benefit, but often family members need guidance on how to set healthy boundaries with their family member suffering from addiction.

The Role Of Family Therapy In Addiction Treatment

Often family therapy can be overlooked as the person seeking treatment focuses on individual therapy, group therapy, and building a sober support network. But issues within the family can help keep the perpetual cycle of negativity affecting everyone in the family, especially the person trying to recover. Drugs and alcohol have a huge impact on family and relationships with co-workers, friends, siblings, etc. and it very useful for important relationships to be a part of the recovery process. Family members often struggle with trust, betrayal and plenty of negative feelings that need to be dealt with before anyone can move on and begin the process of forgiving the addict and rebuilding a relationship. Family therapy is the best way to start healing the interpersonal hurts caused during addiction because it brings everyone together and forces people to face the feelings and issues they might otherwise avoid. Particularly, family members need a safe environment with an impartial figure that can help navigate the difficult issues that arise out of the years of poor communication, decision making and distanced relationships.

Some of the many benefits of family therapy include learning how to set boundaries with other family members, as well as the person recovering from addiction, identifying underlying family dysfunction and bringing it to the light for everyone to understand, helping families understand how the family functions as a system and the importance of envisioning it as one, and identifying which interpersonal relationships need to be altered to support the recovering addict. For example, if the addict has always had a distant/conflictual relationship with his father the clinician would address ways to bring about more understanding, compassion, love and closeness to this specific relationship.

The family therapy process works like this:

  1. First the family is brought in together to discuss the main issues they are facing in the present, and to openly discuss their feelings about what they perceive as the problem. The clinician will make sure that each family member has the chance to voice their feelings and concerns.
  2. Then the clinician will work together with the family to identity what kind of goals they can make individually and as a family to change the environment, patterns of negative interaction, and address resentments.
  3. In additional future sessions the clinician will process what kind of change is happening in the family, and what can be done to continue to promote positive change for family members and the addict.

It can be difficult to make changes in ways of relating within families, as often these patterns have often been set many years ago. But change is always possible, and family therapy can greatly increase the likelihood of families being able to work together to achieve a happier, healthier family structure overall. Family therapy is one of the most important modalities of therapy in the addictions recovery process, which is why we embrace it wholeheartedly at our care facility.

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1818 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: 1-844-JCHOUSE
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The Paint Shuttle Auto Body Repair Shop was started in  1990, serving the Miami-Dade County area.  We now offer our expert auto repair services to Palm Beach County! The Company has mainly concentrated on the South Florida car dealers and rental companies for removing scratches, repairing minor body work and bumpers on vehicles  to look like new again, plus we would get the job  done in a short amount of time. We now offer our expert repair services directly to Palm Beach Vehicle Owners!

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