"Vogue Patio" cover star: LISA CHRISTIANSEN A NATIVE AMERICAN CELEBRITY

Lisa Christiansen is not your average cyclist and not your average Native American. Christiansen comes from a long lineage of super athletes, a NASA mathematician and engineer, the last monolingual Cherokee, and the Cherokee Scholar who created the Cherokee syllabary.

 

The fight against childhood cancer and finding a cure was a vision of the last monolingual Cherokee Mack Vann and his daughter Lisa Christiansen. Christiansen is the 5th generation great granddaughter of Sequoyah  the Cherokee who created the Cherokee syllabary from her mother, Mary Ann Groundhog’s side.

 

Christiansen is also a distant cousin of Will Rogers. William Penn Adair Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) he was an American stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. Mary Gold Ross, is Christiansen’s 17th cousin once removed with a direct blood relationship beginning with Lisa’s mother Mary Ann Eslinger (Sosti Groundhog), she is also Lisa Christiansen’s first cousin six times removed also on her mother side, Sequoyah’s dad Col. Nathaniel Gist / Guess was married to Wur-Teh Watts who is also related to Mary Golda Ross.

 

Mary Golda Ross is one of NASA’s hidden treasures – a mathematician and engineer, working on the P-38 Lightning fighter plane. She worked her way up the ranks at Lockheed and become the only woman among on the original team at Skunk Works. As a mathematician and engineer, she wrote a number of professional and theoretical works and was one of the authors of the NASA Planetary Flight Handbook Vol. III, about space travel to Mars and Venus.

 

Lisa Christiansen is an extraordinary athlete, a gifted speaker, and seems to have inherited these traits from her ancestors as Christiansen is cited in numerous law reviews. One unique trait is Lisa’s passion to give to others. 

 

Lisa Christiansen will ride 600 miles during month of September in support of Children’s Cancer Research Fund as a GCC Champion hand chosen as only one of 774 riders out of a possible 102,997 people who have taken part in Great Cycle Challenge in the past 6 years.

 

In an Interview with the Smithsonian | National Museum of the American Indian, we asked why they donated to Lisa Christiansen’s participation in the Great Cycle Challenge. Vicki stated with pride:“Dr. Christiansen, is doing such great works honoring her tribe and is an example, a role model, to children, adults, and her father. We donated honoring Lisa recognizing her as a Living National Treasure, as the 5th generation great-granddaughter of Sequoyah and continuing keeping culture and her native tongue alive!” To their knowledge Christiansen is the only Cherokee Indian, a citizen of  the Keetoowah Nation, participating in the Great Cycle Challenge as a role model to children, women, and all Native Americans to take control of their legacy.

 

Tahlequah, – Aug 1, 2021 – Pro-Cyclist with USA Cycling, Lisa Christiansen, a resident of Tahlequah, Oklahoma is planning to ride 600 miles and raise $6,000 during the month of September for Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) in support of its 6th annual Great Cycle Challenge USA.

 

Christiansen is sponsored by Rudy Project and they have certainly supported her efforts in the fight against children’s cancer by providing giveaways for a drawing while supplies last. Christiansen will be giving away a Rudy Project Boost Helmet. Everyone will receive a discount code to purchase Rudy Project gear at a steep discount. All for the fight against cancer.

 

Founded in 2015, Great Cycle Challenge USA has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the country. In just four years, over 153,000 riders from 50 states have ridden 12 million miles, raising more than $16 million for research and the development of better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. This year, CCRF hopes more than 50,000 riders will help it raise $8.2 million.

 

“Over 15,000 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year and, sadly, 38 children die every week,” said John Hallberg, Chief Executive Officer at Children’s Cancer Research Fund. “Thanks to riders like Lisa, we’re fueling groundbreaking research to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.” 

 

“This is the fourth time I have participated in Great Cycle Challenge,” said Lisa Christiansen. “During those years, I rode 1,562 miles and raised $11010.02. This year, I am aiming to raise $6,000 and ride 600 miles.”

 

To learn more about Lisa’s Great Cycle Challenge USA and to make a donation, please visit greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/LisaChristiansen

 

To participate in Great Cycle Challenge USA, visit GreatCycleChallenge.com

About Great Cycle Challenge USA: Great Cycle Challenge USA encourages cyclists across the United States to challenge themselves and set their own personal riding goal throughout September to fight kids’ cancer. Riders fundraise to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.

 

Imagine someone you love with cancer and help me help these kids by donating now Please!


Please donate any amount on Dr. Lisa Christiansen’s Great Cycle Challenge page – a 501(c)(3) – or on Facebook to the Great Cycle Challenge USA who has teamed up with the Children’s Cancer Research Fund by donating here:

www.facebook.com/LisaChristiansensGreatCycleChallenge/posts/3198703270443744

 
For more information, visit greatcyclechallenge.com.

About Children’s Cancer Research Fund: Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in groundbreaking research that is leading to better treatments and cures for children with cancer. CCRF also funds vital family support services and advocates for childhood cancer education and awareness. Since 1981, CCRF donors have helped fund research that has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide.

 

MINNEAPOLIS — 70,000 cyclists are gearing up this September to hit the streets and bike trails across America to support the fifth annual Great Cycle Challenge USA to fight kids’ cancer. With a goal of raising $8 million, the month-long event benefits Children’s Cancer Research Fund childrenscancer.org. Cyclists of all ages and abilities can now register at GreatCycleChallenge.com. You might remember 2018 where Patrick Dempsey and Lisa Christiansen were on Times Square Billboard in the Great Cycle Challenge. Both Christiansen and Dempsey are avid cyclist’s and enthusiastic about supporting children fighting cancer. Dempsey and Christiansen are both with USA Cycling.

 

Proceeds from Great Cycle Challenge USA have helped jumpstart and advance research at some of the nation’s top childhood cancer research centers, including: Baylor College of Medicine; Children’s Hospital of Atlanta – Egleston; Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Johns Hopkins University; Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota; and others.

 

Another Supporter of the Great Cycle Challenge is VeloGuide! WOULDN’T IT BE COOL TO RIDE WITH A PRO? VeloGuide makes it easy! Browse through our growing list of professional and Olympic athletes and retired pros — like VeloGuide co-founder George Hincapie — and book a ride with your favorite VeloGuide Pro today!

 

If you would like to ride with Lisa Christiansen You can book a tour  through Veloguide where you can ride with the pros. 

 

Lisa Christiansen will be hosting a drawing for a minimum $50. donationYES, you read that right EVERY person donating a minimum of $50. WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ENTERED TO WIN a FREE Rudy Project BOOST HELMET! 

 

Ride for the fight against cancer, ALL PROFITS go to the CHILDREN’S CANCER RESEARCH FUND as we ride the GREAT CYCLE CHALLENGE!

About this Event. I learned something new, only 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to study pediatric cancer, we need to do all we can. I need your help to give these families hope and help find a cure.

 

UPDATE: After a courageous 3-year-long battle with osteosarcoma Nat passed away last year in April. June 2018 I learned my Dad had prostate cancer at 88 years young, He passed April 22, 2019. Cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 children are diagnosed every year, sadly, 38 children die of cancer every week.

 

Scan with your phone’s camera to open website and donate now.

 

 

 

 

DIY Skin Savers: The Aspirin Mask

 

What is the aspirin mask? The aspirin mask is a homemade BHA mask available to each and everyone of us, totally inexpensive and highly efficient, made of salicylic acid or tablets of aspirin. BHA is known to help tremendously with cleaning pores from deep inside and therefore contribute to keeping our skin blemish-free. BHAs are efficient on existing blemishes as well, by helping them heal faster and keeping pores clean afterwards.

Indications: all skin types, especially normal to oily and combination skin, acne-prone and clogged skin.

Basic preparation: 1/4 tsp. salicylic acid (ask for it at pharmacy, if you cannot find it, then crush 3-5 tablets of plain aspirin instead), distilled water. Mix the powder with the water until it becomes of a creamy consistence, apply on clean dry skin (focus on T-zone and sides of the nose). Keep it on until completely dry. Take a small cotton pad, wet it lightly and begin scrubbing the areas covered with the mask, making small circles. Finally, rinse with plenty of water. It would be excellent to apply a calming mask or a hydrating mask first, followed by your regular moisturizer. Skin will be left completely smooth and even.

There are practically unlimited versions of this mask. You can add yoghurt for an astringent effect, aloe vera, honey. You can also make the mask using a basic moisturizer mixed with salicylic acid instead of water, as it will be less harsh on the skin and will be more easy to use. Another option is to mix salicylic acid / crushed aspirin into a mask: into a clay mask, a hydrating mask or a soothing mask. My personal favourite is aloe vera mask with a hint of salicylic acid - application is much better, skin is less irritated and dried compared to aspirin with water, the feeling left after this mask is absolutely unique so smooth and clean!

If you use powdered salicylic acid, it is advisable to limit the quantity to 1/4 tsp. for the whole face, too much will burn the skin. If using aspirin tablets, you will probably need somewhere between 3 and 10 tablets depending on the area where you apply it.

Do not apply it near to eye zone, as it would be extremely drying and irritating for the sensitive skin there.

Refrain yourself from over-using it. For very oily skin and for severe blemishes, every 3 days would be more than enough in order not to stress the skin and obtain maximum efficiency. Other skin types should use it once a week or twice a month (dry to very dry, sensitive skin).

 

 

Choosing A Sony Lcd TV

 

If you've watched a soccer match at any sports pub recently, you've probably seen the large screen television on the wall, with its amazingly sharp and fluid picture, and gone through a bit of envy.  These gigantic displays have come down in price by nearly forty percent since the start of 2006, and there are several competing manufacturers and models to choose from.

First, slightly over half of the broadcasters in the UK broadcast digital high definition signals, and the number is expected to grow.  HDTV signals are broadcast in a standard called 1080i or 1080p.  1080 is the number of scan lines the broadcast supports, and i and p at the end mean interlaced (less expensive, and slightly more screen flicker) or progressive scan (higher end).  By comparison, the PAL resolution of 352 by 288 is roughly one 12th the screen resolution. 

Digital TV displays are typically in a 16:9 aspect ratio, similar to whatís used in cinema.  This allows a more immersive display.  However, not all HDTV displays are made equal; some economize and run at 1366 x 768 resolution, rather than the full 1920 by 1080 standard.  Typically, those that do are less expensive, or last yearís models.

Where the models from Sony differ from other companies is in the electronics behind the display.  Sony TVs use a patented display colour matching system called BRAVIA which uses real time computational matching to bring added warmth to the otherwise cooler digital colour palette.  Other places where Sony stands to shine is in its backlighting system, which is very robust.  Overall, Sonyís TV quality is excellent, though at upwards of 50 kilos for the largest models, youíll want to dispense with the floor stand and have it professionally mounted on your living room wall.

Specific model recommendations are the KDL-52X2000, which is a monster 52  (132 cm) display.  It consumes nearly 300 watts in operation, which is amazingly low given its size.  With a depth of 13 cm, it's thick enough to hang on a wall, though youíll want to make sure that itís got adequate ventilation. We found this online store that sold Wall brackets suitable for the Sony TVs, http://www.tv-wall-brackets.co.uk. It comes equipped with Dolby-surround capable speakers included, at 22 total Watts (11 watts per channel), giving excellent sound quality.

For those on a slightly more limited budget (the KDL-52X2000 costs almost five thousand pounds), there are a range of options.  The KDL-46X2000 has nearly identical features, but sacrifices 6 inches (13 cm) of diagonal display area, but costs 2,000 pounds less.   The next size smaller has nearly the same feature set (losing a bit of programmability), but is a mere 2,000 pounds retail.  Going below that model, we get into HD Ready TVs that support the lower resolution mentioned above ñ they can be had for bargain prices as many local vendors are trying to unload them quickly.  Models to look for are the nearly the same ñ replace the X in the product codes above with a V.

 

 

A Look At Champagne

Traditionally, Champagne has always a way to celebrate milestones or toast the bride and groom on their marriage.  Considered to be a flexible beverage, Champagne can be served with a meal or with dessert.  For many years, this truly refreshing and exotic drink has been used as a way of celebration and just enjoying the times that lie ahead.

Champagne comes from the vineyards of the French region.  If you get a bottle and notice Champagne imprinted on the label, you can rest assured that the bottle was produced in the vineyards of France.  If you donít get Champagne that was produced in the infamous French regions, you are pretty much just buying the standard sparkling wine.  You should also make sure that the bottle is spelled ìChampagneî, with a capital C.  French manufacturers are very protective of this very name, and therefore are the only ones that are authorized to use it.

Champagne is made using three different types of grape - Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay.  Noir and Meunier are types of black grapes, while the well known Chardonnay is a type of white grape.  The label on the bottle will signify what type of Champagne you are buying, so youíll know what flavor to expect.  There are also types of this wine that are a blend of different grapes, providing quite an exquisite taste to say the least.

Much like sparkling wine, Champagne is very common with celebrations and such.  Although it is actually considered to be a type of sparkling wine, Champagne is much better.  You have to be careful where you buy it though, as a lot of manufacturers like to use cheaper grapes, which donít taste the same.  If you have ever tasted this wine before - youíll know first hand what quality tastes like.

A lot of people prefer Champagne because of the bubbles that are known to spew forth once a bottle has been uncorked.  The bubbles that spew from this wine are the result of tiny drops of liquid that are disturbed by the carbonic acid gas.  Once the liquid is disturbed, the bubbles form and short out of the bottle.  This is a natural reaction of the double fermentation process that can only be found with a bottle of Champagne.

The next time you have a celebration and need something to make the celebration a bit more interesting, you should grab a bottle of Champagne.  Few things compliment a celebration like the bursting bubbles of a fine bottle.  You can find quality Champagne at ABC stores or other stores that sell alcoholic beverages.  Even though it may cost you a bit of money - when you pop the top youíll be glad you bought it.

Heather Fay: Next Big Star

R&B sensation Heather Fay is set to soon debut her follow up album to her previous release, Sensual. After Sensual's top hit 'Finally Free' charted internationally at #3 on the Euro Indie Top 100 Charts Heather got to work on her next compilation of hits while simultaneously studying to receive her bachelors degree at the Los Angeles Film School.
As if that isn't enough already, Heather Fay is expanding her never ending slue of creative talents with a new found path in acting. Between studying for her bachelors degree, finishing up her next album and filming on set for an independent feature film this summer, it's safe to say Heather Fay has a lot in store for us for the remainder of 2021 and well into 2022!

We are proud featuring Heather on the cover of “Vogue Patio”. Let’s get all the tea about her success!

VP: Hi Heather, it’s a pleasure meeting you! How is life?

HF: Thank you so much! Happy to be here! Life is wonderful right now I'm excited about everything I've been working on!

 

VP: 2020 has been a tough year all over the globe. How was it for you?

HF: 2020 definitely had its ups and downs. I had to adjust to the world shutting down and making sure I did my part to keep everyone safe while still being creative and productive at the same time! Finding the balance between the two was the challenging part!

 

VP: How has, in your opinion, Covid’19 affected the music industry?

HF: It affected the music industry tremendously and more than what a lot of people would like to admit. A lot of the music industry was still bouncing back and financially recovering from switching over to digital sales vs. physical and then Covid happened. Music revenue took a hit when sales went digital causing artists and labels to make the majority of their money from touring and merchandise sales. Which was fine for acts that have a large fanbase for ticket and merchandise sales and those artists kept the labels going so to speak. When Covid '19 hit there was no more touring. All shows and festivals were canceled for quite some time which took a financial hit on everyone from top to bottom in the industry. 

Read the full interview with Heather in the new "Vogue Patio" #9. Get your copy here!


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What is Cell Cica? The magical cream for psoriasis.

Miracle cream for psoriasis!
Doctors told me there’s nothing they can do.
After 10 years of suffering, finally I found a solution.

“After I sit down, friends find my flakes on the chair.
I’ve been mortified and depressed.”

If you have experienced something like this before, you have found the right page. Don’t worry, your skin will be saved!

Cell Cica is a cream you can easily use at home.

Created in Japan, this cream has cured so many psoriasis patients.

Many people were cured of their red, itchy, scaling skin after applying this cream.



Why is Cell Cica so special?


Cell Cica was invented by SPINE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY.

They mixed their original cellvate for psoriasis in Japan and combined 10 ingredients, such as Madecassoside Fluid stem cell culture medium.


This cellvate contains centella asiatica, which has remarkable benefits according to a WHO announcement in the 21st century, in which they said centella asiatica must be protected.


Centella asiatica is also known as tiger grass and, indeed, there is a myth that once a wild tiger was hurt and applied this herb to heal.
This cellvate will support the best skin and enhance the body's metabolism.


More than 50% of patients experienced positive effects within the first couple of months.

In addition to expecting good outcomes from this cream, you don’t have to worry about side effects.

Cell Cica will be a great hope for anybody suffering from psoriasis.

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Tips&Tricks for dry skin from Kim K

Sometimes skin has a low level of sebum, which is the natural oil that is produced by skin glands.  It is called dry skin and it cannot hold moisture and will look parched and feel tight when washed and in some extreme times, it can show some signs of chapping and cracking. The wind and very high or low temperatures can steal the natural moisture and make the skin feel tight across the bones. Dry skin can cause embarrassing flakes and any mark or dry skin will be very dull and show up on cheeks and near the eyes.  You may also find dry skin on the knees, hands and in the mid section.

 

The most common cause of dry skin is the lack of sufficient moisture from sebum. In some cases, this can be due to genetic conditions. There are also environmental causes like exposure to sun, cold, cosmetics, chemicals, and wind can cause dry skin too.  Other reasons can be poor diet.  A diet that is deficient in vitamin A and B is more likely to take away the skin’s moisture.  Skin diseases like dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhea are causes of dry skin.  It can be a result also of other conditions like diabetes and hypothyroidism and the use of certain drugs like diuretics, antispasmodics, and antihistamines.

 

Dry skin is also going to need a lot of easy cleansing, massage to stimulate the sebum production and a lot of quality in moisture and oil.  When you are washing your skin with soap it will take out the natural protective oil along with the dirt.  Use of a good moisturizer will return lost water content to the skin.  You can use neutral not acidic or alkaline products for washing the skin and abstain from using commercial soaps.  After the second cleansing you need to treat the skin lightly with moisturizing cream.

 

Once you have taken a bath or shower, you can apply baby oil over the skin. The area that is around the eyes needs to have a bigger application of the oil. You can also massage your face and apply some homemade remedies that are suggested by a doctor. 

 

Every morning you should treat your skin with a spray of mineral water.  You should then apply some beauty mask for dry skin and mix together one egg, teaspoon of honey, half teaspoon of olive oil and a couple drops of rose water.  This makes a great mask to use on your face and body. 

 

Eating a good balanced diet that is loaded with vitamins and minerals is a great idea. You should include some sulfur containing foods like onion, garlic, asparagus, and eggs as part of your diet.  You can eat more carrots and yellow and orange vegetables.  You should refrain from alcohol, caffeine, coffee, tea, and sugary drinks.  Other items to limit are French fries, and other junk food that are high in grease or fat.  This will help to keep your skin healthy and stop it from drying out.

 

Why Do You Need Teeth Whitening?

Do you know the enemy that causes tooth stains? It is quite

interesting to note that every tooth is comprised of an

inner dentin layer and a protective outer enamel layer

which is much harder.

 

Regular intake of food stuff, nicotine and caffeine tends

to form another coating over the enamel layer like a

pellicle film. This film can be removed chemically as well

as by scraping by a dentist.

 

Brushing helps to clean the teeth stains to some extent and

there are special abrasive toothpastes which help further

the process. Teeth whitening toothpastes are also available

which are effective in cleaning such stains on our teeth

enamel.

 

Our teeth enamel is porous in nature. Hydroxyapatite

crystals in the form of microscopic hexagonal ìrodsî make

up the enamel.

 

The accumulation of the foreign substances over the years

gets into the pores and settles on the inner layer where it

is very difficult to scrape them. Though these deep stains

are actually quite harmless, they do not look good.

 

Thus to get rid of these tough stains, people seek the help

of professional teeth whitening procedures.

 

During such teeth whitening procedures, a bleaching

chemical agent is used called carbamide peroxide or

hydrogen peroxide.

 

This is present in a tooth whitener and it triggers a

chemical - rather an oxidation reaction - which manage to

break the staining compounds.

 

The chemical compound carbamide peroxide breaks within the

mouth into urea and hydrogen peroxide.

 

The hydrogen peroxide plays a vital role in the teeth

whitening process.