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Wellness Expert Shares Personal Struggle with Addiction & Depression

ADDICITION. Doesn’t discriminate.
ANXIETY. Indifferent to credentials and achievements.
DEPRESSION. Blind to where you live.

By: Dr. Natacha D. Nelson D.C, M.A.

“Look at you, your parents should be disgusted by you”, voices whispered solely for my ears.

“Your black daddy and your white mommy should be ashamed, to get married, to have you…”, their unapologetic words punctured my naive heart. The seed planted.

“A half breed, black girl shouldn’t be raised by a foreign, white woman. You should be taken and given to a proper home”. Their sentiments pierced every cell of my seven year old body. The terror became real.

***

I Attended a private high school and college. And I was an addict. An eating disorder, compulsive exercise and alcohol consumed my life. Desperate to distract myself from painful and uncomfortable feelings, the addictions led to academic probation and ultimately, dismissal from college.

Determined to become successful, I redeemed myself as the doctor of a large successful practice. I became an internationally competing athlete, married, had a family and good friends around me. None of my achievements dissolved the terror restless below the surface. The image I portrayed eclipsed my fear. Not even I noticed the hibernating rumblings.

Skilled at detecting possible threats against me or my mom (whether real or imagined) I blotted out the physical and emotional consequences of undetected anxiety growing fierce. My duty as a protector and provider devoured my time, money, energy and resources. In attempt to thwart perceived threats, I bankrupt myself; physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. Unable to force myself out of bed, depression ensued.

The proverbial earthquake jolted my life. Demolishing the comfortable walls I erected for safety. Raw and vulnerable, I allowed myself to feel the heartbreak, the grief and the rage. Courageously, I engaged one feeling, one emotion, at a time. Finally willing to acknowledging the terror and pain, I desperately tried circumvent.

Giving my hurt permission to breathe, I began to write. And the healing balm, called Love, soothed my aching heart. Through writing, I was able to sift through four decades of actions and behaviors of my life. Eventually, the “A-Ha” moment revealed itself to me.

*****

The insight that my choices and decisions were unconsciously driven by the need to prove to myself and others, that I was lovable. I wanted to feel accepted, at least tolerated enough, to dissuade others from harming me or my mom.

Unknowingly, my efforts could never hush the unloved parts of me I refused to accept. Other people’s beliefs- about me, my parents and my life- I accepted as true. As long as I held the misbelief that I was unlovable, nothing I could do would override my inner judgments of myself. My outward actions would follow my unconscious beliefs.

My only mistake was to believe the false words of strangers and neighbors. Accepting their judgments as true and accurate. Believing I was bad, wrong, worthless and to be ashamed of. My parents’ marriage-one year after interracial marriage was legalized- to some, was deemed a disgust and my black and white mixed skin was a disgrace.

Once I forgave myself, for choices I made from fear and misinterpretations about myself, the healing began. I could not prove I was loveable if I didn’t believe I was. Accepting I am loveable, I no longer felt the need to prove it; not to myself, to my parents, to anyone. I forgave myself for buying into the unkind words of strangers and neighbors. I Forgave myself for the actions and behaviors I engaged in as a result of the misinterpretations I believed about myself. I Forgave my parents for the mistakes I believed they made in raising me. And forgave the authority figures of my childhood whose unkind words hurt me.

Addictions thwarted my college experience.

Anxiety bankrupt me.

Depression forced me to look at every aspect of my life, lovingly guiding me through the necessary emotional process. The healing work was worth the time and effort. I am finally free.

To you, Beloved Reader. You, too, are loved, are loveable and your life matters.

With Loving,
Natacha.

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About the author
Dr. Natacha D. Nelson D.C, M.A., has dedicated her career to understanding the connections between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being through principles of Chiropractic and Spiritual Psychology. A practicing chiropractor for over 20 years, she is the owner of Inside Out Wellness Center, as well as a former professional beach volleyball player and advisor on health and wellness for the Santa Clara Fire and Menlo-Atherton Police Departments. She is a Mental Health and Wellness consultant and educator who keeps up on the latest research and attends continuing education seminars and scientific symposia, and has a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology. She lives in Los Angeles, with her daughter.

CARLY RAE JEPSEN NEW RELEASE

CARLY RAE JEPSEN RELEASES NEW SONG “TOO MUCH” TODAY

New Album “Dedicated” Out May 17th

Santa Monica, California, May 9, 2019 – Multi-platinum Grammy, Juno and Polaris Prize nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen releases new song “Too Much” today, May 9, via all digital retailers. Jepsen worked on “Too Much” with John Hill, Jordan Palmer and Noonie Bao.  “Too Much” will be featured on Jepsen’s upcoming album Dedicated, which will be released May 17th on Schoolboy/Interscope Records.

Fans can pre-order Dedicated now and receive an instant download of five songs – “Too Much,”  “Julien,” “Now That I Found You,” “No Drug Like Me” and “Party For One.” Pre-orderDedicated now at carlyraejepsen.lnk.to/Dedicated. A Target exclusive deluxe CD version ofDedicated will feature two exclusive tracks. Pre-order the Target cd now at Target stores or online at Target.com.
Jepsen’s 2015 album E*MO*TION, earned a host of rave reviews with several outlets – including TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, People, Stereogum, Vulture, Complex, and Noisey- declaring it the pop album of 2015. The set featured the platinum selling single “I Really Like You.”  One year later Jepsen released E*MO*TION Side B as a gift to her fans and saw it immediately rise to the iTunes Top 10 . E*MO*TION followed the release of Jepsen’s U.S. debut album Kiss featuring the blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe” which climbed to #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, has sold over 20 million singles worldwide and is certified Diamond in the United States.  It earned Jepsen 2012 Grammy nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year.  Jepsen released “Party For One” in the fall of 2018 and “Now That I Found You” and “No Drug Like Me” this past February.
Tickets are on sale now for Jepsen’s U.S. Dedicated Tour.  Complete list of tour dates is below.  Visit www.carlyraemusic.com  to purchase tickets.

June 27  Anaheim, CA  House of Blues SOLD OUTsin
June 28  San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
June 29  Reno, NV  Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
July 1  Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
July 3  Denver, CO  Ogden Theatre
July 5  Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
July 6  St. Louis, MO  The Pageant
July 7  Nashville, TN  Ryman Auditorium
July 9  Chicago, IL  The Chicago Theatre  SOLD OUT|
July 10  Indianapolis, IN  Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
July 12  Cincinnati, OH  Bogart’s  SOLD OUT
July 13  Detroit, MI  The Fillmore
July 14  Cleveland, OH  House of Blues
July 16  Boston, MA  House of Blues  SOLD OUT
July 17  New York, NY   Hammerstein Ballroom  SOLD OUT
July 18  New York, NY  Hammerstein Ballroom  SOLD OUT
July 20  Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore SOLD OUT
July 21  Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore SOLD OUT
July 23  Raleigh, NC  The Ritz
July 24  Charlotte, NC  The Fillmore
July 26  Miami Beach, FL The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater
July 27  Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues  SOLD OUT
July 28  Atlanta, GA  Tabernacle
July 30  New Orleans, LA The Fillmore
August 1 Dallas, TX  House of Blues SOLD OUT
August 2 Houston, TX  House of Bluesz
August 4 San Antonio, TX  The Aztec Theater
August 6 Phoenix, AZ  The Van Buren
August 8 San Diego, CA  Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
August 10 Los Angeles, CA  The Wiltern SOLD OUT
August 11 Los Angeles, CA  The Wiltern

 

Carly Rae Jepsen “Dedicated” album pre-order
Retail: https://carlyraejepsen.lnk.to/Dedicated
iTunes: https://carlyraejepsen.lnk.to/Dedicated/itunes
Spotify: https://carlyraejepsen.lnk.to/Dedicated/Spotify
Apple Music: https://carlyraejepsen.lnk.to/Dedicated/AppleMusic
D2C: https://carlyraejepsen.lnk.to/Dedicated/carlyraejepsen

Album cover photo credit: Natalie O’Moore

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Carly Rae Jepsen Releases “Julien”

Multi-platinum Grammy, Juno and Polaris Prize nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen releases new song “Julien” today, April 19, via all digital retailers. “Julien” was produced by Kyle Shearer and will be featured on Jepsen’s upcoming album Dedicated, which will be released May 17 on School Boy/Interscope Records. Listen to “Julien” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0a5VJX0_6s

Fans can pre-order Dedicated now and receive an instant download of four songs – “Julien,” “Now That I Found You,”

“No Drug Like Me” and “Party For One.”

Pre-order Dedicated now at carlyraejepsen.lnk.to/Dedicated. A Target CD deluxe version of Dedicated will feature two exclusive tracks. Pre-order the Target cd now at Target stores or online at Target.com.
 

Track listing for Dedicated is:
1. Julien 
2. No Drug Like Me
3. Now That I Found You
4. Want You in My Room
5. Everything He Needs
6. Happy Not Knowing
7. I’ll Be Your Girl
8. Too Much
9. The Sound
10. Automatically in Love
11. Feels Right ft. Electric Guest
12. Right Words Wrong Time
13. Real Love
14. For Sure
15. Party For One

 

Jepsen’s 2015 album E*MO*TION, earned a host of rave reviews with several outlets – including TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, People, Stereogum, Vulture, Complex, and Noisey- declaring it the pop album of 2015. The set featured the platinum selling single “I Really Like You.”  One year later Jepsen released E*MO*TION Side B as a gift to her fans and saw it immediately rise to the iTunes Top 10 . E*MO*TION followed the release of Jepsen’s U.S. debut album Kiss featuring the blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe” which climbed to #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, has sold over 20 million singles worldwide and is certified Diamond in the United States.  It earned Jepsen 2012 Grammy nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year.  Jepsen released “Party For One” in the fall of 2018 and “Now That I Found You” and “No Drug Like Me” this past February. 

Tickets are on sale now for Jepsen’s U.S. Dedicated Tour.  Complete list of tour dates is below.  Visit www.carlyraemusic.com  to purchase tickets.

 June 27  Anaheim, CA  House of Blues SOLD OUT
June 28  San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
June 29  Reno, NV  Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
July 1  Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
July 3  Denver, CO  Ogden Theatre
July 5  Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
July 6  St. Louis, MO  The Pageant
July 7  Nashville, TN  Ryman Auditorium
July 9  Chicago, IL  The Chicago Theatre  SOLD OUT
July 10  Indianapolis, IN  Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
July 12  Cincinnati, OH  Bogart’s  SOLD OUT
July 13  Detroit, MI  The Fillmore
July 14  Cleveland, OH  House of Blues
July 16  Boston, MA  House of Blues  SOLD OUT
July 17  New York, NY   Hammerstein Ballroom  SOLD OUT
July 18  New York, NY  Hammerstein Ballroom  SOLD OUT
July 20  Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore SOLD OUT
July 21  Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore SOLD OUT
July 23  Raleigh, NC  The Ritz
July 24  Charlotte, NC  The Fillmore
July 26  Miami Beach, FL The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater
July 27  Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues  SOLD OUT
July 28  Atlanta, GA  Tabernacle
July 30  New Orleans, LA The Fillmore
August 1 Dallas, TX  House of Blues SOLD OUT
August 2 Houston, TX  House of Blues
August 3 Austin, TX  ACL Live at the Moody Theater
August 4 San Antonio, TX  The Aztec Theater
August 6 Phoenix, AZ  The Van Buren
August 8 San Diego, CA  Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
August 10 Los Angeles, CA  The Wiltern SOLD OUT
August 11 Los Angeles, CA  The Wiltern

J. Cole to Headline 2019 NBA All-Star Game Performances

North Carolina’s J. Cole to Perform During Halftime; Meek Mill to Open the Night

Charlotte’s Anthony Hamilton to Sing U.S. National Anthem; Carly Rae Jepsen to Sing Canadian National Anthem Prior to Tip-Off

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that 2019 GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist and North Carolina native J. Cole will take the court in his home state to headline the 2019 NBA All-Star Game halftime show on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.  Before the game, Meek Mill will take the stage for an exciting opening and entertaining introduction of the All-Star teams, followed by GRAMMY® Award winner and Charlotte-born Anthony Hamilton performing the U.S. national anthem. Multi-platinum GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen will perform the Canadian national anthem.  The 68th NBA All-Star Game begins at 8 p.m. ET on TNT and will be seen by fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. 

J. Cole, an accomplished rapper, songwriter and producer, will perform a medley of hits at halftime.  The seven-time GRAMMY® Award nominee received two nominations this year and has had five number one albums on the Billboard® Top 200 chart, including 2018’s KOD.  The singer concluded his eighth headlining concert tour in October and released his latest single titled “Middle Child” on Jan. 23.  The single comes shortly after J. Cole and his label announced their upcoming compilation album, Revenge of the Dreamers III, which was recently recorded.  In 2018, J. Cole had some of the year’s hottest features, including an appearance on Atlanta vocalist 6LACK’S GRAMMY® -nominated single “Pretty Little Fears,” as well as guest verses for Jay Rock, 21 Savage and Moneybagg Yo.  J. Cole is head of the Dreamville Label, comprised of rising R&B singer Ari Lennox and lyricists Bas, J.I.D, EarthGang, Cozz, Omen and Lute.  

Mill released his fourth studio album, Championships, in November, which debuted at number one on the Billboard® Top 200, as did his 2015 album, Dreams Worth More Than Money. The award-winning musician is also making his highly-anticipated return to the road with his The Motivation Tour.  The 16-city, U.S. tour will kick-off on February 19 in Miami, FL and make stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and his hometown of Philadelphia, among many other cities, before wrapping on March 24 in Atlanta, GA. Tickets for Mill’s tour are currently on sale. 

Charlotte’s own Hamilton will release his ninth full-length studio album this year.  Jepsen, a GRAMMY®, Juno and Polaris Prize nominee, released the new song “Party For One” in November off her forthcoming album. 

 

About the Artists

Anthony Hamilton

Proclaimed a “national treasure” by the Los Angeles Times, GRAMMY® Award winning singer, songwriter, producer, and actor Anthony Hamilton has achieved global sales of over 50 million albums. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee notably performed for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle, cementing his place in the history books as the “narrator of love.” Introduced by way of the iconic 2003 smash “Charlene”, his raw, awe-inspiring performances garnered the attention of NPR where he starred in their Noteworthy documentary series. He appeared in American Gangster and lent his voice to “Freedom” from the Academy® Award-nominated Django Unchained. Hamilton will unveil his ninth full-length studio album in 2019.

Carly Rae Jepsen

Multi-platinum GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2015 album E*MO*TION, earned a host of rave reviews with several outlets declaring it the pop album of 2015. The set featured the platinum selling single “I Really Like You.”  E*MO*TION followed the release of Jepsen’s U.S. debut album Kiss featuring the blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe” which climbed to #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, has sold over 20 million singles worldwide.  It earned Jepsen 2012 GRAMMY® nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Jepsen landed the lead role in the 2014 Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and later starred as the iconic Pink Lady, “Frenchy,” in FOX’s four-time EMMY award winning musical GREASE: LIVE. “Party For One” is the new song by Jepsen which sets the tone for her new album which will be released on 604/School Boy/Interscope Records in 2019. 

J. Cole

North Carolina native J. Cole is an accomplished rapper, songwriter and producer. The seven-time Grammy® Award nominee received two nominations this year and has had five number one albums on the Billboard® Top 200 chart. In October, the rapper concluded his eighth headlining concert tour for his album KOD. J. Cole is head of the Dreamville Label, comprised of lyricists Bas, J.I.D, EarthGang, Cozz, Omen, and Lute, and rising R&B singer Ari Lennox. The release was one of the biggest albums of the year, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200.  J. Cole also appeared on some of the year’s hottest features, including Atlanta vocalist 6LACK’S Grammy nominated single “Pretty Little Fearsand performed guest verses for Jay Rock, 21 Savage, Moneybagg Yo and more. 

Meek Mill

Meek Mill is a critically-acclaimed multiplatinum hip-hop artist, songwriter and entrepreneur that hails from Philadelphia.  Meek Mill evolved from Philadelphia’s hottest underground rapper to one of the world’s preeminent musical artists, having released a slew of smash studio albums and singles, including “Ima Boss,” “Dreams and Nightmares (Intro),” “All Eyes on You,” and “Whatever You Need,” among many others.  In October 2012, Mill announced the launch of his own label imprint, Dream Chasers, named after his mixtape series.  In addition to serving as the CEO of Dream Chasers, Mill is also an advocate for criminal justice reform in the United States with a focus on creating stronger prison rehabilitation programs, improving the bail system and shortening probationary periods.

 

About NBA All-Star 2019

NBA All-Star 2019 in Charlotte, N.C., will bring together the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game.  The 68th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Spectrum Center, will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.  TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 17th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 34th year of NBA All-Star coverage.  Spectrum Center will also host MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars on Friday, Feb. 15, and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. 16.  The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles and NBA All-Star Practice & Media Day will take place at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

 

Handling Your Anger

5 STEPS TO UNDERSTANDING YOUR ANGER AND HANDLING IT EFFECTIVELY IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Anger can be a normal and healthy emotion. So why is it often so problematic? Here are a few signs that your anger may be harmful rather than helpful:

  • I’m often told I have a “bad temper”
  • Others distance themselves from me when I’m angry
  • Expressing anger leads to fighting
  • I don’t feel understood when I’m angry

Let’s take some time to understand anger in a different way.

As normal and as common as anger is, the emotion is frequently misunderstood and mishandled. In today’s day and age, we are taught that we are supposed to let others know exactly how we feel, which can be helpful at times; however, expressing anger is complicated for two main reasons. First, because it is often a secondary emotion, meaning that people often use anger to mask more vulnerable feelings such as hurt disappointment or fear. These feelings may be frightening because they can leave us feeling weak and helpless. This may cause us to resort to showing anger instead so that we can maintain a sense of control. Second, anger can be problematic because expressing anger, in the wrong way, can trigger fear, defensiveness and anger in the recipient. This may cause the other person to begin to protect him or herself instead of trying to understand you.

So What Is Anger?

In its purest form, anger can be a natural response to feeling purposely violated or wronged in some way. When we believe that someone has intentionally violated us, anger can give us the energy to stand up for ourselves. However, the way in which we understand and express our anger can either cause constructive or destructive results.

If expressing anger leaves you feeling misunderstood, or others feeling hurt, angry or shut down, these tips may help.

1. TAKE A MOMENT TO BREATHE

When you notice that you are feeling angry, slowing down your breath can give you a sense of self-control and peace. This will give you time and space to think about your process so that you don’t go on autopilot. If you feel tension in a particular part of your body, breathe relaxation into it.    

2. NOTICE WHAT YOU ARE FEELING

Notice the thoughts that are passing through your mind and the emotions in your body. Is there a tinge of sadness or fear? Are you longing for something? Do you need reassurance? Because many people fear that the other person won’t be there for them in the way they need, these softer feelings often get ignored.  

3. DISCUSS YOUR CONCERNS

Let the other person know that you have some apprehension about sharing your feelings because you fear that he or she won’t be receptive. For example, you may say something like “It’s hard for me to tell you what I need because I think you will judge me.” Once this is in the open, discuss this with the other person until you feel safe enough to share your more vulnerable feelings.

4. BE WILLING TO ADDRESS THE SOFTER FEELINGS

Acknowledging feelings such as loneliness and the desire for acceptance and appreciation can trigger feelings of vulnerability. However, expressing these feelings can connect you to others. When you let someone know your needs, if the dynamic is healthy, the other person will likely try to understand them and help search for a viable solution.

5. BE SOLUTION ORIENTED

Think about your intentions. What are you trying to accomplish by addressing your anger with others? Are you trying to hurt them in the same way you believe they hurt you? If so, this can feed into a destructive pattern of fractured relationships. On the other hand, if your goal is to resolve the issue so that you can build trust and harmony with the other person, then addressing your anger can be helpful. See my blog on Conflict Resolution for detailed steps on how to address conflict.

Understanding and addressing your anger in a way that restores harmony in your relationships can be easy when we focus on the right thing. Call me today for a free consultation so that I can help you change your relationship with anger from one that is harmful to one that creates peace.

 

About Dr. Crystal Clements:

Dr. Crystal Clements is an adjunct professor and registered psychological assistant who practices in Downtown Los Angeles at Sync Counseling Center. She works with adults, adolescents, couples and families to treat depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and relational issues. She loves what she does and is passionate about helping people feel good about themselves and life. Dr. Crystal earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Studies and MAs in Psychology and Christian Leadership from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. She earned a BA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. As part of her training, she completed an APA accredited internship in Health Service Psychology at California State University, Fullerton.

Contact her today for a free 15 minute consultation!

 

Carly Rae Jepsen “Party For One Remixes”

Multi-platinum Grammy, Juno and Polaris Prize nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen released “Party For One” last month on 604/School Boy/Interscope Records.  Today she releases three remixes of the self-love anthem by More Giraffes, Sawyr and Anki.  “Party For One” has landed on 2018 “best of” lists including Pitchfork, Billboard and Consequence of Sound to name a few. Jepsen will release the follow up to her critically hailed 2015 album E*MO*TION next year.

Queen Naija New Single

Photo Credit: Andrew Fennell
Download / Stream Karma HERE

Breakout artist Queen Naija returns with Karma. Moving on from the post break-up revenge fantasies of her first single, Medicine, Queen takes comfort in the concept of karma and examines her own insecurities, emerging with newfound strength in a soulful track that artfully fuses elements of jazz and hip hop. Karma is available for download and streaming HERE.

“Be confident, but not prideful,” says Queen Naija. “We all fall, and if you are too high up, chances are you may never recover from the fall.”

The 22-year-old Detroit native began singing in church at age three and writing her own songs in third grade, but her focus shifted when she and her former husband found fame online with their popular YouTube channel. When their marriage fell apart last year, Queen returned to her lifelong passion and penned a powerfully unapologetic song detailing her side of the story.
Premiering just hours before midnight on New Year’s Eve, Medicine was an instant smash. Within three weeks, it debuted at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 a remarkable accomplishment for an unsigned artist. Its success took Queen by surprise.

“I wasn’t even thinking about trying to get the song on the radio or anything,” Queen recalls. “I mostly did it because I knew people wanted to know what was going on with me and my ex, and I wanted to tell them myself why I wasn’t with him anymore.”

“With its hip-hop infused beat, silky, lip-glossed vocals and Instagram caption-ready lyrics, the song checked all the boxes for chart success,” observed Billboard. Over a simmering R&B groove, Queen flips the narrative From putting you on [do not] disturb, to FaceTiming a Tinder feed of other dudes, Queen imagines the actions of a bolder, empowered alter ego, a 2018 variation on Beyonce’s If I Were A Boy.

Spotify streams of Medicine have surpassed 13 million, radio spins on Pandora are nearing 20 million and views of the official video now exceed 40 million. Queen has been greeted by throngs of fans, screaming and singing along to Medicine, at in-person appearances.
She says, “To me, Medicine felt like a typical song from my own experience, but it turns out that a lot of other people have had this kind of experience as well. Girls tell me they play it in their car when they’re trying to get over a breakup, or they got done wrong by their man.
As she gears up for the release of her debut EP, Queen is channeling more of that real-life emotion into each song. “For me, it’s about changing people’s perspectives and letting them know they’re not alone in whatever they’re going through,” she explains. “I want to make music that captures people, that gets into your soul, the kind of songs you need to keep playing over and over.

PORSCHE WORKS TEAM

Introducing an all new title from Delius Klasing, Porsche Works Team, that illustrates the true nature of 24-hour races – the tension, exhaustion, and the dedication. World-famous photographer, Frank Kayser followed the Porsche team for three years, detailing a world previously unseen by outsiders.

Kayser and his team were allowed where other press photographers were not: in the pit, in the pit lane during the change of tries and drivers, and in the closed off areas of the racers quarters. Every photo in this book shows the stress, the top performance, the eternal night and the success of perfection.

A special signed edition of the book, limited to 99 copies is also available for sale.

Book Available here

FISKER × QUANERGY

 Fisker Inc., electric vehicle OEM, designer and manufacturer of uniquely stunning electric vehicles complemented with some of the longest EV ranges on earth, has officially announced it will showcase the all-new EMotion with Quanergy Systems, Inc. in booth #3315 at the upcoming 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In partnership with Fisker Inc., Quanergy Systems, Inc., the leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, will be integrating five of Quanergy’s S3 LiDAR sensors into the Fisker EMotion which will be showcased as part of the vehicle during CES January 9-12, 2018. CES will mark the first time media and showgoers will get an up close and personal look of Fisker’s newest vehicle creation.

Dedicated to bringing real-world autonomous driving to market, Fisker Inc. and Quanergy Systems, Inc. are working closely in partnership to integrate autonomous hardware, specifically LiDAR, in the Fisker EMotion body design as a seamless part of the vehicle and not an aesthetic eyesore. Quanergy’s LiDAR sensors lead the industry in all six key commercialization areas of price, performance, reliability, size, weight, and power efficiency, while meeting the mass deployment requirements of durability and dependability. The front end of the Fisker EMotion is inspired by the integration of the LiDAR in the center chrome piece – an aesthetic set to be the design DNA of all future Fisker vehicles. The smart sensing technology enables real-time 3D mapping and object detection, tracking and classification. The Fisker Emotion will be available in 2019 and will feature the Quanergy S3 LiDAR sensor and all autonomous features as part of an optional upgraded package for customers.

“The Fisker EMotion is set to be the next leader in electric vehicles and we are honored to be a part of this groundbreaking opportunity by providing our LiDAR sensors to help guide drivers on the road,” said Louay Eldada, Quanergy CEO. “Our leading LiDAR sensors will elevate the autonomous capabilities of the EMotion to support Henrik’s vision of a truly autonomous and connected experience in a luxury automobile that will further advance the world’s view of autonomous and electric vehicles.”

“The Emotion has been a dream of mine for many years and bringing it to life has been a journey of finding the best partners to incorporate the leading technology and design to make the EMotion the best possible electric vehicle on the road – advancing the conversation and mainstream capabilities of all electric vehicles on the road,” said Henrik Fisker, founder and CEO of Fisker Inc. “Partnering with Quanergy to incorporate their LiDAR systems is the missing piece needed to elevate the technology needed to give customers a true electric, autonomous and connected experience.”

  • Design: The Fisker EMotion luxury electric car, set for production in 2019, features design elements never before seen in the automotive industry. 
    • The first vehicle to be truly designed with an EV powertrain in mind: longer wheelbase designed for the world’s largest EV battery pack, a stretched cabin for more interior space and more.
    • A much more dramatically sloping aerodynamic front-end with panoramic views of the road ahead.
    • The carbon rim wheels are sized to give the car the right body volume over the wheels with a powerful, timeless sculptured form.
    • The interior will redefine the way we think of a luxury car interior, incorporating the most advanced future technologies enhancing functionality and user experience.
    • All with the most emotionally stunning style available on an EV.
  • Battery Technology: Fisker and LG Chem are ensuring that Fisker vehicles like the EMotion will leverage the power of the highest energy density cell in the world by using state-of-the-art NCM chemistry (developed by LG Chem). Fisker is also developing a highly sophisticated and thermally advanced battery pack for the EMotion that will package the largest amount of LG Chem cells ever seen before in an EV.
    • Safety: The EMotion will feature the highest battery safety features in the industry at cell, module and pack level. 
  • Charging Technology: Fisker is working on its Ultra Charger™ in close collaboration with one of the world’s premiere engineering companies, to fast charge EVs/hybrids (not just Fiskers) in ways that have never even been dreamed in the industry. Technology that literally will change the way the market and consumers think of/understand vehicle charging, infrastructure and more.  With innovation both in battery and charging tech, the Fisker EMotion will charge for 125 miles in nine minutes, with a 400 mile range overall. 
  • Servicing EVs/Hybrids: Fisker is developing a fully connected service experience for the customers. A truly premium experience will have concierge service and vehicle telematics systems integrated directly into the growing national network of Fisker service centers – enabling vehicles to eventually be able to automatically identify available service center, integrate service appointments with vehicle owners’ personal calendars, order parts, report problems and communicate service progress. Digital keys will enable a Fisker concierge to pick up and drop off vehicles without inconveniencing owners.
  • Price of Fisker EMotion Base price is set at $129,900. www.FiskerInc.com

Fisker Inc. is committed to bring these long range and fast charging innovations into the high volume electric vehicle market that will drive the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Fisker is currently also working on a high volume spacious family vehicle that will feature some of the game changing electric vehicle innovations shown in the Fisker EMotion.

About Fisker Inc.
California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most stunning electric vehicles complemented with the longest EV range on earth. The brainchild of EV pioneer and world-leading automotive designer, Henrik Fisker, Fisker Inc.’s mission is to set a new standard of excellence and performance in the electric vehicle industry – developing unique, high-performance electric vehicles with disruptive design and battery technology. To learn more, visitwww.FiskerInc.com.

About Quanergy Systems, Inc.
Quanergy Systems was founded in 2012 and builds on decades of experience of its team in the areas of optics, photonics, optoelectronics, robotics, artificial Intelligence, machine learning and controls. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Quanergy offers the world’s leading LiDAR sensors and software for the capture and processing of 3D spatial data, and object detection, tracking and classification. Its sensing systems improve safety, efficiency and costs in sectors ranging from transportation and security to industrial automation and 3D terrestrial and aerial mapping. In transportation, the data is utilized in real time to greatly improve the accuracy and reliability of on-board driver safety systems and enhance them with perception, scenario analysis, and decision making capability for cost-effective and robust advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) solutions. Quanergy’s LiDARs lead in all key commercialization areas – price, performance, reliability, size, weight, power efficiency – while meeting the mass deployment requirements of durability and dependability using solid state technology. For more information, visit www.quanergy.com.

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