• Black EOE Journal, America's leading African-American Business and Career Magazine ran an article on my discussion on why graduates who want a career full  of travel and adventure should consider the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.  https://www.blackeoejournal.com/2019/05/graduates-career-us-department-state-foreign-service/.   Black EOE Journal is written for minority students, recent college graduates, and recruiters. Focuses on employment issues such as: educational and scholarship opportunities, employment placement and recruitment, employment training and development, career planning and advancement, and self-awareness and personal improvement. 
 
  • Best Ever You posted an article based on my discussion pertaining to “Starting Over (Again): Ten Tips for Picking Up the Pieces When Life Goes Off the Rails”. They also gave me the Elizabeth’s Best Award (from CEO & Founder Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino).  http://www.besteveryou.com/post/elizabethsbestauthorvellambennamuddyroadsblueskies.          Image result for elizabeth best ever award Best Ever You is dedicated to helping people be their best. Focused on empowering readers with inspirational stories. Aims to serve as a safe place for readers to discover, or re-discover their authentic, best self - to create a vision and practice that vision, to really live as if each moment in their lives matter. Aims to assist readers to connect with their true selves, to others, and to the world as a whole, in peace - for peace. Strives to help readers commit to becoming healthy in all ways - mentally, physically, spiritually, financially and emotionally.
 

  • Bits & Pieces featured an article in their June 2019 issue based on my discussion:  “Are You Living an Adventure-Starved Life? 11 Ways to Shake Things Up”.  Bits & Pieces is a monthly publication motivating readers with a unique combination of wisdom and inspiration. Each issue is filled with quotes, anecdotes, and common sense advice to help you face your daily challenges with a renewed energy.
 
  • Energy Times posted an article on their Facebook page based on info in my discussion on “Starting Over (Again): Ten Tips for Picking Up the Pieces When Life Goes Off the Rails”. https://www.facebook.com/312031042187/photos/a.385538317187/10157296611602188/?type=3&theater.  Energy Times is a monthly publication written exclusively for health food consumers and retailers. Provides educational information about the health food industry, and increases readers' knowledge of advancements in the health field. Topics regularly covered include vitamins, herbs, supplements, minerals, alternative medicine and therapy, and general fitness. 
     
  • Free Bird Times posted my discussion of “Why Graduates Who Want a Career Full of Travel and Adventure Should Consider the US Department of State Foreign Service (and Eight Skills and Habits to Help Them Thrive)” on their Facebook page.  Free Bird Times is a monthly newspaper for the residents of Middleboro, MA and surrounding communities. 
 
  • My Backyard ran an article based on my discussion of “Why Graduates Who Want a Career Full of Travel and Adventure Should Consider the US Department of State Foreign Service (and Eight Skills and Habits to Help Them Thrive)”.   http://www.mybackyardnews.com/blog/2019/05/11/a-timely-guest-column-by-vella-mbenna/.  My Backyard is a weekly newspaper written for residents of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, including East Providence, Pawtucket, Lincoln, Central Falls and Cumberland, RI and Attleboro, MA.
 
  • The Nugget ran an article based on my discussion of “Are You Living an Adventure-Starved Life? 11 Ways to Shake Things Up”.  https://issuu.com/nuggetnewspaper/docs/nugget_2019-04-10.  The Nugget is a weekly newspaper providing comprehensive coverage of city government, school, forest service and other local news. Its readership spans Western Deschutes County from the Santiam Pass toward Bend and Redmond and includes Camp Sherman and Black Butte Ranch, Sisters, Crossroads, Tollgate, Indian Ford and development in the Plainview and Cloverdale, OR areas.
     
  • Lisa Bicknell, Editor of the Citizen Voice & Times, loved my discussion of “Starting Over (Again): Ten Tips for Picking Up the Pieces When Life Goes Off the Rails”  Citizen Voice & Times is a weekly newspaper written for the residents of Irvine, KY.
   
  • Click here to listen to my interview with Dr. Georgianna Donadio, host of iHeartRadio's Living Above the Drama where I discuss my book Muddy Roads Blue Skies. Feel free to leave "likes" and comments, which help promote the interview on iTunes, YouTube and the radio stations its played on.
 
  • The Afro News ran an articled based on info in the "Are you Living an Adventure-Starved life?  11 Ways to Shake Things up" press release on April 8th.  The article can be viewed at:  https://www.theafronews.com/travel/are-you-living-an-adventure-started-life-11-ways-to-shake-things-up/.  The Afro News is a weekly newspaper published for the African-AMerican community of Vancouver, British Columbia.  It has a circulation of 60,000.
 
  • My Backyard ran an article based on theAre You Living an Adventure-Starved Life? 11 Ways to Shake Things Up” press release on April 9th.  The article can be viewed at: http://www.mybackyardnews.com/blog/2019/04/09/living-by-design-or-default/.  My Backyard is a weekly newspaper written for residents of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, including East Providence, Pawtucket, Lincoln, Central Falls and Cumberland, RI and Attleboro, MA.
 
  • The Duva Show discussed the book and information in the “How to Leave Home Without Losing Your Roots” press release in a recent podcast episode. You can listen to it at the following link: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/insidermagradio/episodes/2019-04-04T10_15_09-07_00. The Duva Show is a podcast hosted by Anthony Duva that can be heard on The Insider Mag Radio, an online station. The podcast topics are news & politics as well as travel, books, and films.
 
  • Namaste Newsline ran an article based on the “Are You Living an Adventure-Starved Life? 11 Ways to Shake Things Up” press release on April 6, 2019. I have pasted the article below or you can view it at the following link: https://namastenewsline.com/2019/04/06/are-you-living-an-adventure-starved-life-11-ways-to-shake-things-up/. Namaste Newsline is a weekly newspaper for the Mississauga, Ontario Canada area covering city news, national news, news from India, and around the world. They aim to entertain, educate, inform and have articles and news from the business world, politics, current affairs, consumer issues, lifestyle, health, sports, auto, and technology.
 
  • Apryl King, Editor of Bits & Pieces, Bits & Pieces on Leadership, and First Draft, plans on running articles in the June issue of Bits & Pieces on Leadership and the July issue of Bits & Pieces based on information in the “Are You Living an Adventure-Starved Life? 11 Ways to Shake Things Up” press release. Bits & Pieces is a monthly publication motivating readers with a unique combination of wisdom and inspiration. Each issue is filled with quotes, anecdotes, and common sense advice to help you face your daily challenges with a renewed energy. Bits & Pieces on Leadership is a monthly publication delivering quotes, stories and common sense examples to clearly illustrate how to become an effective leader. It has a circulation of 20,000. First Draft is a monthly publication for editors and writers. Articles cover many topics, including health, consumer,business, technology and safety.