Crosses For Losses

Jamie Garcia Dias Makes Waves in Brazil

Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias was the first to round the Cape of Good Hope in the mid 1400’s. His expeditions led him to uncharted waters and paved the way for future explorers. Similar to his adventures, the Brazilian author/teacher, Jamie Garcia Dias by the same last name (though no relation) is making waves and setting the standard for the literary current of Brazil.

Born in 1970 in Re de Janiero, some might say Jamie Garcia Dias was predestined to be a writer. His father, Brazilian writer and journalist, Arnaldo Dias, encouraged his son to pursue the same field and mentored him along the way. By age 15, Jamie Dias knew writing was a viable option for his future career. Astonishingly by the age of 18, he became a faculty member at Rio de Janiero College of Literature, where he began to share his passion for writing and literature with students.

In 1993, a mere five years later, he was hired to teach at the prestigious, Carioca Literature Academy, where he eventually became the vice president and currently serves as the president. During his tenure as president, the academy has flourished and has become the largest academy for Brazilian authors. Thanks to career Dias’s contributions, the academy is one of the first to place an emphasis on journalist literature, and certainly, Dias is the authority for journalist literature, evident from the numerous awards he has garnered throughout the years.

Arguably one of the most notable awards he received was the 2001 White Crane Award for his work “Fell From Heaven.” This award, which honors new authors in Brazilian literature, helped solidify him as an up and coming author. That same year he also won the Garca Branca Award. In 2003, Dias was praised by Argentinian author, Joshua Gomez, at the Latino Books Meeting as one of the top fiction writers in Brazil. Most recently he won the ABC award for Brazilian literature.

At only 45 years old, he is fast becoming one of the most iconic and beloved authors and painters of South America. In 2013, he wrote an article entitled, “Wise,” as a tribute to his father. Since then, his articles have become a weekly feature in the Jornal Do Brazil, which chronicles childhood memories with his father. He is currently working on expanding these feature stories into a collection, where he discusses key life events that have shaped him as an author. Without a doubt, this author is exposing readers to the rich cultures and traditions of Brazil through videos, and  by expanding his influence and bringing his works to a broader audience.

One Life to Live Continues To Endure As A Series

One Life to Live is an American soap opera that has been on television since July 15, 1968 to January 13, 2012. One Life to Live was the first daytime drama. The show focused on the wealthy aspects of people verses the working class. The show also introduced the first interracial marriage on a soap opera. It was a well watched series over its 43 years time frame with real life drama.

There were a total of 45 seasons and over 11,000 episodes. It was created by Agnes Nixon and with several actors and actresses. It was eventually cancelled, but was the start of soap operas on television now such as General Hospital. So even at the shows end it was one of the soap opera that has been most known to daytime television watchers. It also set the stage for other big soap operas to happen.

Crystal hunt was an actress on One Life to Live for the years of 2009-2012. She played the character of Stacey Marasco. Stacey’s character was a stripper in Las Vegas that moved back to Llanview with her sister Gigi. He sister Gigi was involved with a man named Rex and since Stacey’s arrival she has done nothing but try to steal him away. She ends about having an affair with him and gets pregnant but has a miscarriage. She does get pregnant again by tricking another man to claim that it is Rex’s child. Gigi was actually the one to find Stacey and ended up taking her baby with Rex jumping in icy water to try and save Stacey but couldn’t.

Outside of the soap operas Crystal Hunt started her career at two years old doing pageants, something she remembers fondly on Facebook. This spotlight gave her the courage to become an actress that started with television soap operas. The two gained her worldwide recognition and a few awards for her performances. Since 2005 she started her on film career and was involved in about 4 separate movies. Also in her spare time she is now a movie producer herself and made her first featured film called Talbot County. She is also from Clearwater Florida and has her own business that is a pet boutique.  Make sure to give her an Instagram follow to see where Crystal’s career goes from here.

Dr. Jennifer Walden Is A Leader In The Field

One of the best feelings in life is having confidence in who we are. It truly makes life easier. For many of us, we rely on our outward appearance for our confidence. When we aren’t happy with how we look, it directly affects our overall well-being. That is why so many of us struggle with dieting and exercising. It’s frustrating because we often don’t see results. Some of us also have flaws that don’t have a simple fix. That’s where cosmetic surgery comes into play.

Cosmetic surgery can be perfectly safe when done by a trained professional in the proper environment. Before going under the knife, it’s important to do research. This includes researching what the cosmetic surgery entails and what the recovery process is like. It’s also important to read up on the risks just to be prepared. Choosing the right surgeon is just as important as choosing the correct procedure.

Dr. Jennifer Walden is a cosmetic surgeon who has been rejuvenating women’s bodies. She has trained with the very best doctors in New York and it has shown. The great work she does on women’s faces and bodies has her in high demand. Dr. Walden currently has a wait list of women hoping she’ll work on them. Walden has been named one of the top 24 beauty surgeons in all of the United States. It’s a prestigious honor but one that is well deserved.

When a person comes to her for a consultation, she immediately puts them at ease. She’s a kind-hearted woman who genuinely cares about helping a woman get her life back through cosmetic surgery. Walden founded a very successful practice in Manhattan and has now returned to her hometown in Austin to do the same. Aside from happy clients, Walden has been on the board of directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Out of the doctors office, Walden is an inspiration as well. She is a successful author who is constantly helping others. She believes that everyone can achieve their dreams if they work hard enough. Walden is always willing to listen to others and give them advice on how to be successful in the medical field.

Overall, Dr. Walden isn’t only a respectable surgeon but a respectable human being as well. She is truly a woman that seems to have it all together.