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10 Simple Steps
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THE GUIDING PRINCIPLE
By Mary Brotherton
To bUneke I will:
Buy myself flowers instead of
waiting for someone else to bring
them to me.
Hug more often.
Change some priorities.
Dance whenever I want,
not just when others aren’t
Howl at the moon.
Kiss more babies.
Watch birds and other wildlife
Ignore the haters & love them
from where I am.
Be less afraid to strut my inner
Be unafraid to appear silly.
Proudly be my authentic self.
Photo by Mary Brotherton
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M A G A Z I N E
Editor in Chief
Hello and welcome to the inaugural issue of bUneke Magazine!
Social Media Director
We hope you’ll enjoy reading our labor of love as much as we enjoyed
putting it together for you. The founders and members of our board had
talked about making a difference for some time before we arrived at the
decision to create this educational tool, a vital part of our philanthropic
Our world is filled with amazing people, fascinating places and wonderful
organizations that work toward building a peaceful and beautiful
place to live. We all play a role that may seem small but can make an
enormous impact. For instance, Sayaka Ganz is one artist, among many,
who finds a new purpose for discarded plastic items she finds in nature
or in thrift stores. Cheryl Cox’s grandson Austin Hinz was just 9-yearsold
when she helped him create his own non-profit organization to help
ensure his classmates, and other children, could all wear socks in the
winter. Gravity Light Foundation is helping children study by providing
lighting solutions in areas of the world that have no electricity.
If you want to learn more about these and other individuals and groups
who are making this world an even better place, sign up to be notified
when new issues are ready for your download. Whether digital or in
print, your copy is always free! We are ready to show you how you can
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Mercy for Animals
The Amazing Sisterhood of Women
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Dallas Blessing Bags
Hav A Sole
Texas Chihuahua Rescue
M A G A Z I N E
M A G A Z I N E
Buneke Guiding Principles
10 Easy Steps To Help Save Their Homes
Finding Your Tribe
What Does It Take To Buneke?
Two Blind Brothers,
A Brilliant Business Plan
Hidden Gem: 903 Mills Market Café
From Anna’s Heart
If You Give A Crap, You May Want To
Change Your Toilet Paper
Zodiac Predictions By Manish
Navigating Your Inner Compass
Saving Their HOMES
By bUneke Staff
1. Adopt. Did you know you can adopt
a wild animal or an animal refuge? Your
monthly or one-time donation goes a
long way toward preserving wildlife in
its natural setting.
2. Vounteer. Give your time if you don’t
have money to donate. Almost every
non-profit organization, including
bUneke Magazine, needs volunteers to
help in a variety of ways. Ask how you
can be of service to your favorite one.
3. Visit. Zoos, aquariums, national parks
and wildlife refuges all provide homes
for wild animals. Visit the one nearest
you and learn more ways you can help.
4. Donate. Even if your donation is the
admission fee to get into a park, zoo,
aquarium or other wildlife refuge, your
donation helps. Consider giving just a
little more, if you can.
5. Speak Up. If you don’t already know,
learn more about wildlife trafficking
and tell others.
6. Buy Responsibly. Know what
products you are purchasing and if
they have been harvested from illegal
wildlife trafficking sources.
7. Pitch in. Trash is ugly and harmful
to birds and animals. Fish can get
caught in nets. Turtles starve to death
when they eat plastic, which looks
like jellyfish. Trash can eventually find
its way into our drinking water. Don’t
litter and don’t allow your friends to
8. Recycle. Don’t be embarrassed
to ask others to reduce, reuse and
recycle. If you put your mind to it,
you can eliminate many “disposable”
products from your life.
9. Restore. Help reduce habitat
destruction, the main threat to 85%
faced by wildlife, by planting native
trees, restoring wetlands or cleaning
up beaches in your area.
10. Join. Find the organization that
means the most to you and actively
support it through your membership.
Follow @WildlifeDay on Twitter, and
use hashtag #WorldWildlifeDay to join
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By bUneke Staff
Have you ever felt you were a big fish
in a small pond or that you simply
didn’t belong? How many times have
you wondered, or perhaps hoped,
you’d been abandoned by your real
parents and adopted by strangers
because you felt your family was
nothing like you? If you felt like you
were the only splash of color on a
monochrome canvas, you know what
it’s like to be different.
Chances are, you have felt
misunderstood most of your life. You
may have thought you didn’t fit in or
that if you could just find a way to
blend in, your awkwardness would
There’s no reason to become one of the
masses. Embrace your uniqueness and
let us help you find your tribe! When
you find more people who think like
you, we’ll be there to say, “Welcome
Parents of children diagnosed as being
on the Autism spectrum suddenly feel
alone, because they know their lives
and their children’s lives will never
be what some call normal. Spouses of
people with crippling disabilities or
terminal illnesses imagine their social
lives swiftly disappearing. There are
other things that make people feel
disconnected from their tribes.
Lone artists in a family filled with jocks
Embrace your uniqueness and let us help you find your tribe!
or the girl who’d rather run through
the woods than to play with dolls often
wonder why they are so different.
When a long line of doctors produces a
gifted musician or a family of attorneys
has a youngster who is more interested
in auto mechanics than in the law,
people cluck their tongues and wonder
what went wrong.
Nothing! These unique individuals may
not follow the family path to Fortune
500 companies but if they follow their
hearts and pursue their dreams, they
know what it means to bUneke.
Our tribes are made up of other people
who believe what we believe and want
the same things we want. Whether
we want to sculpt marble statues like
Michelangelo, tinker with inventions
like Thomas Edison, send rockets into
space like Elon Musk or something
uniquely different, we all deserve to do
the things that bring us the most joy.
What do you want to do more than
anything in life? What’s holding you
back? Let us know. We might be able
to connect you with members of your
tribe who can help you.
Contact us today to learn how you can
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By bUneke Staff
SSayaka Ganz was born in Japan and has lived in Brazil and Hong Kong, before she
settled in the United States with her husband. As an artist, she returns to the things
she was taught as a child. One thing that has profoundly affected her art is the
Shintō belief that objects discarded before their time weep at night. She said she was
probably three or four when she first learned this.
“It’s not something that gets told once, it’s a recurring theme in many stories in the
Japanese culture,” she said.
Sayaka creates astounding threedimensional
sculptures from discarded
plastic, such as Embrace, the permanent
display at Port Canaveral’s Exploration
Tower, in Florida. Her Reclaimed
Creations traveling exhibit has been
making the rounds in the U.S. and is
currently in St. George, Utah. Sayaka
teamed up with Aurora Robson to create
Metamorphosis, a display at Lauritzen
Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska’s Botanical
Center, through mid-May 2018.
“I am currently using plastic, but I am not
so attached to plastic,” Sayaka said. “I
am also collecting wood kitchen utensils,
although I have not used them yet. I have
also worked with scrap metal off and on
for the entire duration of time I have
been working with plastics. My interest
is in discarded items, but the material
doesn’t have to be plastic. I would love to
work with discarded glass items too, and
She is mindful of each object she uses.
“The decision to discard something is
usually due to its form or state and it is a
continuous part of my practice.”
She said if an object is the wrong shape
or made of the wrong material for a
sculpture, she may need to scrap them.
Objects with visible cracking, those
that are breaking down structurally or
chemically cannot be used.
“I usually don’t buy anything unless I
am certain that 90% of it is usable, but
sometimes people donate items to me
and they cannot be used, or I’ll find
something in the trash and harvest a part
of it but discard the rest.”
Sayaka has had to stop working to go
looking for a particular piece to finish a
“Sometimes I go out looking, find
nothing, and end up finding the right
piece in one of my bins that had been
there all along. Other times I go out and
find exactly what I needed. I always end
up finding what I need somehow, which is
She has a process for incorporating
discarded plastic into her art.
“If the plastics are visibly dirty or come
from questionable sources, they get
washed first before anyone works with
them. I have a dishwasher in my studio
for this purpose, and if something is too
big to fit in the washer I use the garden
hose in the yard. Then the plastics get
sorted by color into bins, if they fit. The
very large pieces get cut, but this is a
relatively small percentage of what I use.”
Her art, like her theme of motion, is everchanging.
“I think I seek to create illusions of
motion because that’s how I recognize
life and spirit. I have found certain
pieces of plastic particularly interesting,
and that can serve as a starting point
for a sculpture. However, they don’t
necessarily stay in the central role for
the piece once the process begins. The
whole takes on the energy and the pieces
of plastic that got attached first often get
removed near completion.”
She offers advice for using plastic.
“My best advice is not to buy anything
plastic, especially new plastic, unless
you are sure you need it and that you
will get enough use out of it, and choose
something that you actually like the
design of. It’s a lot easier to keep a plastic
thing around if you like the way it looks.
I try to avoid keeping things if it’s only
out of a sense of guilt. If you have to
throw something away that’s ok. Just let
it help you to choose more carefully the
next time you buy or even take something
that’s given for free.”
If you would like to see more of Sayaka
Ganz’ amazing art, visit her website.
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What does it take to
By bUneke Staff
We found a unique way to spell something people talk about but don’t always know
how to accomplish. Our name urges you to Be Unique, yet how can anyone define
exactly what it means to be unique, let alone bUneke?
Pick up any dictionary and you’ll find variations of the same definition for the word.
• being the only one • being without a like or equal • distinctively characteristic or peculiar
• unusual • out of the ordinary
If you check into the word’s synonyms you’ll find words like:
• rare • different • exclusive • uncommon • exceptional • unparalleled • incomparable
• unmatched • strange • weird
Who wants to be weird, though? Weirdness, like uniqueness is perceived differently by different
people. To a musician, working throughout the night and sleeping during the day isn’t weird. It’s how
business is done. Vegas showgirls aren’t considered weird for their elaborate costumes although
those aren’t what they might wear to a movie. Visit DragonCon or ComiCon and you’d expect to see
dueling lightsabers or Master Sergeant talking with Poison Ivy, but those are unusual settings. Some
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people think engineers are weird, but they aren’t. They simply think, speak and act differently. Just
as it would be odd for a hockey player to wear ice skates, pads and a helmet to an opera, rarely will
you find a ballerina in toe shoes at a baseball game. Context makes things strange, but everyone has
the power to be one-of-a-kind, for that is what you already are.
To be unique means you are exceptional. To bUneke means you have the power to change the world!
In little ways or big ways, every day, every person has the ability to effect change. Whether this
touches you alone or changes someone else, we’d like to hear about it.
How can you bUneke every day?
Start by making up your mind to be true to yourself. • Smile more. • Be kinder. • Be happy
with how you look while you work toward a healthy lifestyle. • Know that even identical twins
are unique and the way an experience affects one will not affect the other the same way. • Don’t
conform for the sake of being like everyone else. • Even in situations where everyone wears the
same uniform and stands the same way, a mother will know her child. Understand that by being
you, you are already unique. • If you want to follow trends or fads, that’s okay, as long as you
maintain your own incomparable sense of style and know the reason you are doing it. • Know
there are billions of other humans, all striving to be unique, while wanting to fit in. • Experiment
with ways to stand out while fitting in. • Don’t underestimate your power. • Remember you are
important to the Universe. • Become happy within your own skin and stop worrying about what
others might think of you. • How you walk or talk, how you dress or where you work or go to
school are not as important as how you make others feel. • Realize that labels, even the label of
being unique, can confine you. • Don’t worry about being. • Simply: Be! • Explore! • Educate
yourself! • Experiment! • Enjoy life! • bUnekely YOU! ,
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TWO BLIND BROTHERS
A Brilliant Business Plan
Sponsored by PEACECORE, Inc.
By bUneke Staff
You might think being born with Stargardt
Disease, then developing juvenile diabetes
would be a problem, but Bradford Manning
doesn’t feel that way. He and his brother Bryan,
who also was born with Stargardt’s, believe
their greatest challenge is their greatest gift.
Brad said, “It’s sort of a cliché, but I believe, on
a scientific level, it’s true. We all have potential,
strength, creativity and resourcefulness but
they aren’t revealed until we’re tested. Lean
into challenges and adversities. Something
that tests you is going to teach you more about
yourself and your ability to go out and change
things, to attack the things you want.”
Because Stargardt Disease is a common form
of juvenile macular degeneration, the Manning
brothers have been dealing with progressive
vision impairment since childhood.
“We could have developed great skills and
high self-esteem without vision impairment,”
Brad said, “but this forced us to dig down to
find what we needed to succeed. Just like you
have to work at the gym, not just look at the
equipment, if you want to see results. The
ugly or beautiful truth is you gotta sweat, get
fatigued, to find results.”
Brad and Bryan have dealt with their vision
impairment most of their lives. They live
and work in New York City, Bryan as a sales
professional for a data company and Brad in
Brad said, “The reason we went into apparel is
that we were shopping at Bloomingdale’s one
day and we walked out with the exact same
shirt. So, we realized you go with what feels
good to you. You can’t see the colors or sizes, it’s
how it feels. We knew we could raise awareness
by selling shirts to a lot of people. Everybody
wears shirts. It’s an outward expression and we
have friends in the fashion industry who could
Two Blind Brothers is a for-profit company
that makes ultra-soft designer clothing from
natural fibers with 100% of the profits funding
blindness research. Brad and Bryan, who don’t
draw salaries from their own company, still do
residual work to pay the rent.
After they appeared on the Ellen Show, Dallas
Lighthouse for the Blind contacted them.
“We worked out a partnership,” Brad said. “It
was a dream come true for us. Their workforce
is 70% vision impaired. We have other
producers, but Dallas Lighthouse makes about
90% of our shirts. We’re trying to move all our
At Two Blind Brothers, the focus is on details in
the fabric, the construction and the fit.
Brad said, “Being visually impaired, forces us to
really zero-in on things. It’s like zooming in on
a picture on your cellphone so you can see it
better. The vision impairment has forced us to
zoom in on what’s important.”
What’s important to them, as well as their
company, is their contribution toward research
to cure blindness. In two years, they have given
$200,000, optimistic that their donations can
“We’re excited about the focus across retinal
eye diseases by Sparks Therapeutics. They’ve
recently released Luxturna, the first FDAapproved
prescription gene therapy for patients
with a rare retinal disease. It’s exciting for that
population. There are clinical trials going on,
some for Stargardt, but a cure is tough. You
need to fix the problem metabolizing vitamin A,
which creates a toxic by-product. A full cure is long distance.”
Two Blind Brothers is scheduled to launch a massive
campaign for Type 1 diabetes in late June.
“This is a collaboration to create a project specifically for
Type 1 diabetes, which can cause diabetic
retinopathy. My sister and I are both
Type 1 diabetics,” Brad said. “This
gives us a chance to do good, raise
money for juvenile diabetes. We’ll
release a clothing item and do a big
challenge is your
Some fun facts about Two Blind
• Ellen DeGeneres donated
$30,000 to the company
• Virgin Group’s founder,
Richard Branson, bought a
wholesale order of the shirts
• Two Blind Brothers was
selected to be one of 10
companies on Facebook’s
small business council
Brad said the success of
his and Bryan’s company
has come from organic
and paid social advertising.
“We find people who care
about cause-driven projects,
apparel companies, vision
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903 Mills Market Café
Sponsored by PEACECORE, Inc.
By Lynn Kinnison, Photos: Lynn Kinnison
Hidden away in the middle of Orlando, Florida, is the perfect place to get away from all
the hustle and bustle of the tourist attractions and the business of city life. Known as Mills
Market and 903 Mills, 903 Mills Market Café is a quaint café that is as friendly to the furry,
four-legged patrons as it is to the humans.
Nestled among beautiful, natural surroundings, it’s common to observe wildlife at the lake
you can see from the patio. It’s great for people-watching too.
The exceptional menu covers everything from simple breakfast foods to exquisite design-yourown
specialty sandwiches. Vegetarians and meat-lovers alike will find generous portions to
satisfy their palates and appetites. Even the most frugal diner can find items for one dollar.
Don’t be fooled by the breakfast, soup and sandwich menu. 903 Mills Market Café is open
until 9:03 every night but Friday, when they remain open until 10 and they offer a complete
catering menu that can include serving staff.
So, whether you are in a hurry to get a quick bite on your way to work, because they start
serving at 7 a.m., or want to relax after a hectic day, check out 903 Mills Market Café. The
restaurant is conveniently located at, where else, but 903 S. Mills Ave., Orlando, Fla. Call for
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By Mary Brotherton
How many times have you seen a problem and
thought, “Somebody should do something about
Atlanta native, Anna Okula said she saw a post
on Facebook, a few years ago, about a woman in
Seymour, Indiana who had started tying scarves
to trees with a note that they were free to anyone
who needed one.
She said she told herself, “I totally want to do
this,” and now, she has taken the idea a few steps
During the particularly brutal Atlanta winter of
2015, her friend, Rudy Fernandez had seen men
living under a bridge near his office, so he gathered
coats for them. When he told Anna about it, she
wanted to help. A year later, she started tying
scarves on trees and fences in Woodruff Park. In
2016, their mutual concern for their homeless
neighbors evolved further.
Anna is a vice president at Porter Novelli, a global
public relations agency, so she had access to
leftover conference totes, pens and notepads,
which became the basis for her collections. All her
colleagues, family and friends know Anna keeps
a box in her office for donations. Her cousin knits
dozens of hats and gives them to Anna.
“I posted what I was doing, on Facebook and it
took off from there! Some people donated money,”
Anna said. “Family and friends went with me,
downtown, in Atlanta and we just found people
who needed these things.”
Her friend Luke Hamilton frequently travels to
Dubai for business.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by donations,” Anna said.
“Luke brings me a massive box of travel-sized
toiletries after all his trips. Other people buy
things on clearance. It’s a group effort.”
Anna said ten to 15 people donate and help
distribute more than 100 bags every holiday
season. The reusable totes are filled with a
combination of scarf or a hand-knitted hat or
gloves, socks, a notepad and pen, toiletries, a
toothbrush, toothpaste and a reusable water
“I’d like to reach out to other companies for
donations. Nicole McAfee, another woman I know
who does this, calls hers Blessing Bags, but mine
are just from my heart. I don’t have a name for
Anna has been asked if she could give cards for
MARTA, Atlanta’s bus and train line , but hasn’t
been able to find the funding for that, yet.
“If some amazing angel who reads this wants to
help, there are other things I’d want first. The
amount spent for a single MARTA card could go
much farther and potentially do more good but I
won’t turn down any donations.”
She would like to add granola bars or other nonperishable
snacks, bottles of water and feminine
supplies for women to her bags.
“The people we give to are receptive. They’re
very grateful and say they like the reusable bags.
I always leave reminded of the things we all have
and take for granted. I wish I could do so much
Anna said that friends with young children like to
“They want their kids to see the act of helping
others and being selfless, especially at the
holidays. I have two friends now who want to
make sure that their kids can help put together the
bags and give them out in December.”
If you would like to be a part of the Bags from
Anna’s Heart, contact Anna Okula at 404-376-5739
or firstname.lastname@example.org. ,
you may want to
Dickens Wealth Management
By bUneke Staff
We chuckled when we first saw an
ad for Who Gives A Crap. When we
read more about the company’s
philanthropy, we switched TP
brands because we like buying from
companies that use our money to
benefit others. You see, Who Gives
A Crap donates half of every dollar
spent on its paper products to build
toilets for people who don’t have
them. Not only is it beneficial to
others, it benefits the planet and
us! Who Gives A Crap is made from
sustainable bamboo, or you can
get recycled paper, as well. There
are no scents, bleaches or dyes
used in its production and rather
than wrapping it in earth-polluting
plastic, each roll is individually
wrapped in pretty tissue paper!
We’ve lost count of how many
gifts we’ve wrapped this way. We
love that we can reduce and reuse
something as simple as this!
Not satisfied to only buy the TP,
we wanted to talk with the profitfor-purpose
founders and Danny
Alexander graciously obliged.
bUneke: Why start another toilet
DA: We started Who Gives A Crap
with a simple idea - to make every
trip to the bathroom a feel-good experience. We’ve
come a long way, and we’re incredibly proud of the
fact that we’ve donated over $1,255,000 Australian
dollars, which is about $1 million USD to help build
toilets, while getting hundreds of thousands of
customers to stop wiping with trees.
bUneke: How many toilets have you helped build?
DA: I’d love to give you a number, but we don’t
count the number of toilets we’ve helped build. We
look for organizations with a proven track record of
Danny Alexander, left, Simon Griffiths, right
delivering incredible impact, and we give unrestricted
funding to them, as we believe that’s the best way
to have impact. Some of our funds go into capacity
building, research and development, as there’s a lot
of work that happens before a toilet can actually be
built! While We can’t tell you a precise number of
toilets, there are tens of thousands of people using
toilets that we’ve helped build.
bUneke: Once they receive their toilets, how hard is it to get
the plumbing they need to flush?
DA: As much as I love my flushing toilet at home,
they’re actually not the best solution for many
people in the world. They use a heck of a lot of water,
but just as importantly, they’re incredibly expensive
and rely on massive infrastructure to construct. The
majority of toilets created by the organizations we
work with are either improved pit latrines, which
generally require no water, or container-based
sanitation devices, in which waste is stored in a
container that is collected or emptied regularly. Pretty neat, and much more cost- and watereffective
for most people!
bUneke: Can they afford TP?
DA: Many, if not most, people in the world don’t wipe with TP. Many cultures prefer washing
with water. So in some places people use water, and in others, people use toilet paper or
bUneke: How do the organizations you work with know who needs a toilet?
DA: Every organization has a different way of working. Some work closely with schools,
and the ratio of students to toilets is clearly out of balance - a sure sign that more toilets
would be helpful. Some work in rural communities, helping the communities learn how to
build toilets for themselves. In general, though, we usually work with partners who let the
communities identify their own needs.
bUneke: Other than WaterAid and Sanergy, who works with Who Gives A Crap to fulfill your mission?
DA: We’re honored that we’ve been able to help WaterAid AU and Sanergy, and we’re
just as excited that we’ve just made donations to two new organizations: Shining Hope for
Communities (SHOFCO) and Lwala Community Alliance. They’re both based in Kenya, and both
doing incredible work.
bUneke: How can our readers keep up with you?
DA: We’re on Facebook @Who Gives A Crap, Twitter and Instagram @WhoGivesACrapTP and
of course our website, whogivesacrap.org.
If you’re looking for a sustainable way to make a difference in the lives of others, while
purchasing something you already use, check out Who Gives A Crap. Who else do you know
that delivers toilet paper to your front door?
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A.D.D. IN POETRY:
One Family’s Journey with Attention Deficit Disorder
by: Jennifer East
About the Book
A.D.D. in Poetry, One Family’s Journey with Attention Deficit Disorder, is a collection of
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ARIES (21 March – 19 April)
This month brings improvement to
learning pursuits, transportation,
and general spirit or attitude towards
life. There can be times when you’re
utterly absorbed in quiet activities,
research, and projects. You’re likely
to feel more competent, motivated,
and a little freer when it comes to
doing things your way For people in
love relationships or looking for love,
this month is strong for getting closer.
Connections can deepen. The desire
for more intimacy in a relationship,
or in your relationships in general,
is increasing, and opportunities are
likely to present themselves. Favorable
Dates - June 4, 7, 13, 16, 22, 25
Favorable Colors - Red & Green
TAURUS (20 April – 20 May)
You’ll need to be fairly active and
enterprising in your communications
in order to benefit the most from the
positive energies with you this month.
New information coming in or a new
perspective from someone close to you
could transform your own perspective
or motivate you to pursue a dream
project. Studies and mental interests
are rewarding. While you’re seeking out
a little more adventure from your life
this month, your private world holds
a lot of appeal. Relationships could be
rewarding and many jewel-like aspects
will come up. Favorable Dates - June 7,
8, 16, 17, 25, 26 Favorable Colors,
Red & Yellow
Gemini (21 May – 20 June)
This month would be superb for love. Be
sure to be socializing if you are single.
A friend may be surprisingly helpful
in making an introduction. If you are
attached, you can still have fun, just
like you did when the two of you first
met. Your focus will be the person you
are married to, or your established
live-in partner, or ex-partner, in love or
business. This month will also be special
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with conception. This period sparkles
brightly for your emotional life.
Favorable Dates - June 3, 6, 12, 15, 21,
24 Favorable Colors - Yellow & Blue
Cancer (21 June – 22 July)
This month makes your career progress
tricky, for it means you must proceed
slowly. Mercury and Mars won’t stop
it. You need to be more careful and
deliberate in your actions. If you
are dating, there is a good chance
that you are of two minds about the
relationship. You may vacillate about
whether you are serious about the
person you are dating, and your feelings
of indecision may be most noticeable
this month. Seek out connections with
people who can further your career or
personal interests. Favorable Dates,
June 1, 3, 10, 12, 19, 21 Favorable
Colors - White & Orange
Leo (23 July – 22 August)
It’s a good time for both goal-setting
and pursuing. You would be bolder than
usual when it comes to business and
earnings, and especially motivated to
produce and prove your worth. This
is strong for motivation, initiative,
communications and business and can
be very prosperous. You are likely to
get an offer for a promotion or new
position, and that offer would represent
a step up from what you are doing
now. If self-employed, you may bring
in an important new client, and news
about your victory would travel quickly
through your industry. Favorable Dates,
June 3, 7, 12, 16, 21, 25 Favorable
Colors - Red & Green
Virgo (23 August – 22 September)
You will be in the driver’s seat in more
ways than one, so you should enjoy
what transpires now. Opportunities for
travel, friendship, learning and love
can emerge. You could be meeting with
especially exciting or enticing people
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now, and for those in a partnership,
a relationship is animated, perhaps a
little demanding at times, but overall
contributing to a nice growth and
learning process. There might also
be some good publicity for you too.
Mutually beneficial connections can
be made, and networking can be
rewarding. Favorable Dates
June 2, 4, 11, 13, 20, 22 Favorable
Colors - Red & Blue
LIBRA (23 September – 22
This will be a good time to make a
career change for the better. You
will be chomping at the bit to pick
up where you left off. You will feel
a huge boost and be thrust into the
spotlight. Stay focused but don’t
be afraid to tackle something new.
Weigh your options carefully. This
is a stunning month for your career
advancement especially in the first
half. If you interview or are offered a
new position, you should look into it
rather than wave it off. There might be
something mighty special about that
opportunity. Favorable Dates
June 3, 6, 12, 15, 21, 24 Favorable
Colors, Yellow & Blue
SCORPIO (23 October – 21
November)This is a powerful time
for renovations, redesign, and dramatic
improvements. Your ambition increases
pleasantly now, and you are especially
resourceful in your methods. There
would be recognition for efforts that
previously were taken for granted. Focus
on building, connecting and producing.
You can be thoroughly enjoying your
work or daily routines, and this shows
in the finished product. There can be
surprising or exciting turns of events
surrounding romance, children,
entertainment and creative projects
Newfound or increased joy in your work
can also bolster health. Favorable Dates
June 4, 5, 13, 14, 22, 23 Favorable
Colors - Red & Grey
SAGITTARIUS (22 November – 21
You are especially inventive, creative
and enterprising, particularly with
your work, methods and pet projects.
You should think about partaking in
activities where people are offering you
options this month, they just might be
full of great ideas – ones you may not
have thought of yourself. There would
be strong energy for moving projects
forward, gaining momentum as the
month advances. You might receive the
recognition for all the hard work you
have been putting in. You can also enjoy
learning new things this month, and
studies are favored. Favorable Dates
June 4, 6, 13, 15, 22, 24 Favorable
Colors - Red & Yellow
CAPRICORN (22 December – 19
You will probably stay at top speed well
into the third week of the month. You
could be teaming up with someone to
pursue big and ambitious projects, and
while you’re typically very independent,
this is a great time to let someone in.
Keep your goal in sight and take stock
of your progress every now and then.
Financial breakthroughs are possible.
Opportunities to attract improved
conditions in work, services you render,
your financial picture, and health are
emerging, and this trend is only set to
continue. Favorable Dates
June 4, 8, 13, 17, 22, 26 Favorable
Colors - Red & Blue
AQUARIUS (20 January – 18
This is a time for really shining and
getting noticed for your performance.
You may have the chance to use your
most natural talents and skills in
practical ways. There is courage for
trying new things and even for starting
something from scratch through
redesign or renovation. Take every
opportunity to get in touch with your
heart’s desire. Discoveries can be
profound. Some of you could come
into financial support or backing for
establishing yourselves in career or
home. You can feel that loved ones
really have your back. Favorable Dates
June 1, 5, 10, 14, 19, 23 Favorable
Colors - Green & Blue
PISCES (19 February – 20 March)
There could be new or improved
connections and friendships. Grab any
opportunities that emerge to improve
your communication skills and mindset.
A better atmosphere for learning or
working at home can happen now. There
can be lovely exposure to different
ideas, opportunities, and possibilities.
This is a period very important for laying
down foundations and setting up a base
of operations on career or life-path
levels. If you work for others, you can be
sure the new business will flow in, and
that the money you earn this month will
be impressive. Favorable Dates
June 1, 5, 10, 14, 19, 23 Favorable
Colors - Green & Blue
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Before I started writing for this magazine, I was living in Los Angeles.
I had an idea of what success was. It was me, climbing straight uphill,
pushing through the crowd until I got to the top. I knew the top wasn’t
where I would stay, but I figured things would look pretty good from up
there. Until I got there, I felt like I was continuously just pushing through
people. I was slowly gaining work and really pushed myself to attend
as many auditions as I could. I eventually booked a job on contract with
Tokyo Disney Resort, and it rocked my world. My perspective shifted, my
awareness grew, and I learned some incredibly important lessons. I take
them with me almost every day, now.
If I can leave you with anything, it’s these four things:
1.Change is the only constant.
I’m sure you’ve heard this before. Change is something that many of us
have trouble with. Big changes can be hard, but they can also be essential,
beautiful gifts. I personally love change, but still find challenges within each
big move. It is one thing, though, that will always be happening to us. So,
don’t be afraid to evolve. Can you look back at yourself from three years
ago and say that you’ve evolved and grown? If you can’t, maybe it’s time to
start embracing change. The experiences we gain from change will shape
us and give us new perspectives. I’ve learned, from living in a place that
has beautiful mountains and sacred gardens, that I am deeply connected to
nature. I also learned, while living in a place that was polluted and toxic, that
we cannot live without nature, and we are destroying it by living how we do.
Ever since learning these lessons, I haven’t been able to live the way I did
before. I am much more conscious of my trash, my consumptions, and my
emissions–among other things. But I now have a burning passion inside to
explore environmentalism and help the Earth as much as I can. Some of the
lessons are hard, and sometimes we may wonder, “Why, Universe? Why am
I going through this? Why is this so difficult? What am I meant to learn?” But
trust that we are evolving and changing so that we can walk away with more
empathy, compassion and understanding of both the yin and yang forces
in life. (Yin is the dark, cool, artistic force and yang is the bright, hot, strong
force.) Once I accepted that change would constantly be happening to me, I
found that it gave me a new lease on the relentless movement and growth
within each day. I now embrace change and take hold of opportunities that
come my way. I have certainly evolved and I have certainly faced stormy
weather. One thing that I have felt though, is that I evolved to become an
even stronger and clearer version of myself. This has come through paying
attention to that little voice inside that knows me best of all. My intuition.
2.Listen to your intuition.
This is so important. It’s changed my life. I worked in jobs I thought I should
be working in for three years. I don’t regret any of them, but looking back
I can see how I was outright ignoring my intuition. What happened when I
ignored it? I was unhappy and unfulfilled. Then, while working in China last
year, I could not ignore my intuition any longer. With tears running down
my face from frustration, I knew I had reached my breaking point. I was
working a job I didn’t feel respected in. I was in a place that was harming my
health. I was in a city that didn’t have the community I yearned for. I knew I
was meant for more. But for six months, I ignored these feelings. I ignored
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them because my job was safe, looked good to others, and sounded like an
amazing opportunity “on paper.” For some, it was an amazing opportunity.
They flourished in the position. It just wasn’t right for me, so I felt incredibly
torn. Somehow, I tuned in and really listened to my intuition. Deep down, I
knew it wasn’t where I was meant to be, so, I quit and left. Ever since, I have
been on a year-long journey of being tested by external factors and moments
of questioning my location, job, and surrounding people. And every time
I’ve chosen to listen to my intuition, I was never let down. After a few more
moments of trying to find what I should be pursuing, I have now made the
decision to finish my bachelor’s degree and pursue something I have never
formally done before, but feel with every fiber of my being I should be doing.
I also just chopped my hair off, because my intuition told me to do so, and I’ve
never been so happy and free in my body. I feel like myself. My intuition knew
3. Stay curious.
So, after you start listening to your intuition, or while you are, (The friendship
never ends!) I encourage you to stay curious. I’ve been learning how to better
listen to others, and give them more of the spotlight. I’ve been doing this by
staying curious about others. I’ve learned that my assumptions about someone
are often one-sided. By staying curious about them, I’ve learned that I’m often
surprised and happy to hear and learn more about their thoughts and inner
world. The same goes for our passions. Elizabeth Gilbert has talked about
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as a curiosity to learn more about the vast planet and its people. I am always
surprised at what I find when I keep my mind open to new ideas and keep asking
questions. These questions have lead me on a journey I couldn’t have possibly
put together before.
"With tears running down my face from frustration,
I knew I had reached my breaking point.
I was working a job I didn’t feel respected in."
4. Pause, breathe and look around.
My last little bit of advice is to just let things go and enjoy where you are, right
now. The concept is so simple yet we have such a hard time remembering it. I
think it’s the most important, as we only have moments to base our sweet lives
off of. There is always something to be grateful for.
After leaving for Tokyo, I moved to five different cities, explored all over the
United States, and shifted so many parts of my life around. I’ve questioned my
passions, had my heart broken, quit jobs, hiked mountains, danced my heart out,
and made incredible connections with others. Right now, I’m learning that it’s
okay to play, and that it feels amazing to laugh with friends. But all in all, I want
you to know that success does not look like a straight line. It is a sharp, smooth,
frazzled, beautiful zig-zag of a line. It does not matter what anyone else thinks
success is. All that matters is that you are following what makes your heart beat
faster, your smile grow wider, and your mind grow kinder.
Best of luck to you and all of your endeavors. I hope bUneke Magazine will help
you navigate your inner compass, like it has for me. ,
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Anna East is an actress, dancer, singer and environmentalist. She has passionately lived
and worked on stage, in TV, film & national commercials for 8 years in Los Angeles,
Orlando, and Atlanta. She has performed in both Tokyo and Shanghai. Anna is
currently studying for a bachelor’s in business and plans to produce and direct her
own content someday. Instagram: @anna_eatz_bananas and www.CONNECTREFRESH.
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