Spiritual Geography

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Spiritual Geography By Larissa Zdon On Good Friday, the Treasures Outreach Team visited the strips clubs in the downtown Los Angeles area.  The downtown outreach is my favorite outreach. I live near downtown and frequently pray over the clubs I see as I pass by. The longer I live in my neighborhood the more I’ve learned the geographical, political and …

LET’S CELEBRATE MOTHERS!

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Anna* was worried about raising her infant son Blake*. She had survived a traumatic life, much of it at the hands of men. The love for her son was obvious, but so was her confusion. How would she raise a boy? After all, one day he would become a man! Over the next few months, I watched Anna grow and …

Working out your core

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Working out your core by Larissa Zdon When I was in my early twenties, my career as a paramedic almost never began. After graduating from paramedic school, I moved away from home for the first time and quickly lost about 20 pounds. When I had been in school, already being a girl of slim stature, lifting the gurney and carrying …

Gala Update and Photos!

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Gala Update and Photos!  by Kaela Comontofski TAG YOURSELF!  GALA PHOTOS  I walked in to the ballroom and heard a lone piano with a big, bold, beautiful voice behind it.  The rest of the room was filled with chatter and hasty preparation. The gala was just a few hours away. Months of careful thought and planning, down to the tiny …

Integrity: Treasures Value #3

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Integrity “If we live with integrity nothing else matters. If we don’t live with integrity, nothing else matters” ~Unknown Author.   Integrity is deeply connected to the concept of wholeness.   The word itself originated from mathematical term, integer, indicating a complete entity. Quite literally, to have integrity, means having a state of being that is whole, entire, or undiminished. …

It’s Impossible to See the World the Way I Used To

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It’s Impossible to See the World the Way I Used To The best picture I can paint of the needs of victims of sex trafficking is to share what a woman that Treasures has been helping here in Los Angeles said to me. While discussing the common problem of PTSD in trafficking survivors, she shared with me that certain times …

Barbies and Unicorns

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Barbies and Unicorns   “God, I pray that you would pleeeeease give my Barbie a unicorn.  Pleeeease! I really want her to have one”, my daughter prayed one night a few months ago.   I opened my eyes and took in the sight of this little five-year-old, eyes shut tightly, presenting her request to God ever so earnestly.   “Mom, …

How to get out of the Adult Entertainment Industry

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By Jessika F. Many people have asked me over the years.  “How do you get out of the sex industry?”  I have widdled it down to a pretty simple answer.  “There is no plan, you just leave.” I was a dancer in various clubs on and off for 12 years.  The first club I went to was purely out of …

Life Hacks: Hair Care

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  Hair Care LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time Besides our face, our hair is one of the first things people notice. Changing your hairstyle a minimum of every 5 years is recommended. If your hair is stringy or grungy, you are at risk for giving off a bad first impression. Coloring gray, highlights, healthy trims are …