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Posted by Armani Valentino on January 24, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)


HIV-Positive Student Allegedly Filmed Secret Sex Tapes With More Than 30 Unknowing Partners

Police say former college student Michael Johnson, known as Tiger Mandingo online, may have found some of his partners through one of his six social media accounts.


Johnson was originally arrested on Oct. 10 after a man told police he was diagnosed with HIV and gonorrhea about a month after having sex with Johnson in his dorm room.

Court records show Johnson failed to wear a condom and didn’t tell his partners he is HIV positive. When two asked if he had any diseases, he said no.

The arrest was the culmination of a five-month investigation on the Lindenwood wrestler, who was a state champion in high school.

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North Louisiana Man Accused of Intentionally Spreading HIV

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Logansport -- A north Louisiana man is accused of intentionally spreading HIV.


Investigators say 40-year-old Cartrell Brooks could have victims in five different states.


Authorities with Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office say every since word of Brooks' arrest on January 7th got out, they're phones have been ringing constantly.


Calls have come in from Georgia and New York, all from people who were concerned about being exposed to HIV through Brooks.

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Relationship Advice of the Day: Ask for What You Want

Posted by Armani Valentino on January 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Relationship Advice of the Day - 1/3/2014

by Armani Valentino


"Ask for What you Want. Do not assume the other person knows what YOU want. They usually don't."


Most couples seem to have an issue with their communication of their wants and desires. For some reason, one or both individuals will read into what is either being said or not being said, versus just openly asking for a better understanding.


I was always told, "A Closed Mouth Doesn't Get Fed." If you are going to have a better relationship in 2014; that includes what you desire as well as what the other person desires, the both of you are going to have to communicate these desires more effectively. After communicating these desires, give it time to manifest.


Not all desires will happen immediately. Therefore, you're going to have to be a little more patient. We'll talk about that in another post. Until next time, Claim the INCREASE, but also INCREASE the Climb ~ I'll SEE YOU at the TOP! ~Armani Valentino~


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Remember These 3 Words

Posted by Armani Valentino on December 19, 2013 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

FAITH, LOVE, & HOPE by Armani Valentino


FAITH - Keep the FAITH! Without FAITH, you'll never accomplish anything to speak of, let alone anything great. However, don't get caught up in FOOLING YOURself with FALSE FAITH! Because this one thing is TRUE INDEED - FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD. Have FAITH in God, but also HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF.


LOVE - Love is the most powerful energy in the Universe. IT TRULY CONQUERS ALL. No matter how gifted and talented you are or what you have, without LOVE, NONE OF IT really matters. Only what we do in the SPIRIT of LOVE will last! To TRULY love requires patience, kindness, service, and forgiveness, and so much more! Therefore, love yourself and you will see how important it is to truly love others, be kind to others even when they're not being kind to you, give service, and definitely forgive, forgive, forgive and then forgive again! LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS!


HOPE - WHEN HOPE IS GONE, THE END IS NEAR. Therefore, KEEP HOPE ALIVE! Give hope to the hopeless! AND MOST OF ALL give HOPE to yourself by speaking good, powerful, and uplifting words to yourself. AND in doing this, you CAN ONLY SPEAK HOPE & ENCOURAGEMENT to others! 

Choose Hope! (Jeremiah 29:11)


Having said all of this, I LOVE, APPRECIATE & ACCEPT each of you for who you are and where you in your life! Hopefully, you'll do the same for me. I'm looking forward to hearing from you and working with each you in the near future.




See you at the TOP!


Armani Valentino, BS, CEOE, CLC



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Posted by Armani Valentino on December 12, 2013 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Life Advice of the Day:

"Make the MOST of YOUR-SELF! Anything else is ACCEPTABLE!" One of the most powerful statements in my early 20's was "GET RICH OR DIE TRYING" by Hip-Hop Mogul & Self-Made Millionaire Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.

Most folks took it the wrong way, but that statement took my grind, hustle, and desire to GIVE more to the world by MAKING THE MOST of myself to a whole new level. It was & still is one option and one option only SUCCESS!

That is the way you must approach ALL areas of your life in order to really take things to the next level. In our relationships, school, health & wellness, spiritual life, and everything else positive...


If you could FOCUS & GIVE IT ALL YOU HAD for 1 YEAR, 365 DAYS, 12 MONTHS, 52 WEEKS...

Imagine if you GAVE LIFE 100% IN ALL AREAS FOR ONE WHOLE YEAR! How different would your life be a year later? HOW MUCH MORE OF A TRULY RICH LIFE would you be living? Who knows? But...the results would be ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND YOUR SUCCESS WOULD BE ALMOST GUARANTEED.

Claim the INCREASE by INCREASing the Climb!

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Relationship Advice of the Day - KISS

Posted by Armani Valentino on December 12, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (2)

YES!!! KISS... When you kiss, you connect in a very intimate manner. It is very hard to fall out of love and out of connection when you kiss one another on a regular basis. There is so much powerful energy that comes from the lips.  

The skin on the lips is very different from the skin on other exposed parts of the body. It's soft and when taken care, can bring pleasure to the lips, neck, hands, forehead and other parts of your partners body. ;-) 

The proper KISS sends very powerful energy throughout the area near the site of the kiss, and many times the entire body of the person being kissed. A kiss has healing properties and affects the mind in a very powerful way. Probably why children usually agree when asked after they've hurt themselves, "You want me to kiss it for you?" This may also be the reason, why many woman and men don't kiss any and everybody; the powerful energy that comes along with a kiss. A kiss can be almost as powerful as sexual intercourse.

When you do KISS, always try and keep it intimate and make sure your breath is fresh. Therefore, proper oral hygiene is important. Everyone at some point of the day has breath that needs to be taken care of, so, always try and keep the right breath accessories on hand for insurance. 


"ONE KISS is WORTH a 100,000 WORDS!" ~Armani Valentino

For more information or to learn to improve your relationship through a kissing consultation  go to the contact page and leave a message, and I'll contact you promptly. 

8 Photos You Didn't See From Obama's Trip to South Africa

Posted by Armani Valentino on December 12, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)


by Nina Ippolito



On Tuesday, conservative news outlets in the United States decided that the best way to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela, and to report on the memorial services in his honor, was to manufacture a controversy about an AFP photo of President Barack Obama shooting a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. According to Fox News, the “international incident” was so bad that, “The tsk-tisk-ing could be heard across continents.”


Liberal news outlets countered with a photograph from former President George W. Bush’s Instagram feed, taken at the same memorial, in which he’s seen posing with pop star Bono.


Two things were lost amid the nonsensical partisan wrangling. First, the furor shamefully overshadowed the memorial service itself, and the heartfelt messages that were delivered by Mandela’s family and colleagues. Second, such outcries overlook the close quarters in which our Democratic and Republican politicians actually live and work.


Candid images from White House photographer Pete Souza tell another story.


... and by political adversaries and allies alike.


Perhaps, instead of giving in to the frantic us-or-them discourse proffered by the media (Funeral selfies! Handshakes! Ted Cruz!), it's time that we acknowledge that conservative and liberal politicians spend more time together, and have more in common with one another, than we’d like to believe.



by Nina Ippolito

Nina Ippolito is a freelance writer and editor. Now that she's finally learned to drive, she's trying to master the other skills she missed out on by growing up in New York City: swimming, shooting, and horseback riding. 

(Copyright 2013. Nina Ippolito)


Small Business Advice of the Day - Are You Using ALL Your Resources Available to You?

Posted by Armani Valentino on December 9, 2013 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

All business go through ups and downs. Use the down times to focus on your customers that are still supporting your business. Find out why they come and support your business, what they like most, and be willing to take their suggestions. Many times, your most loyal customers can become your best resource for turning your struggling business around. 

Most businesses are not using their most valuable resource, "Their Customers!"

Often times, a product or service can go to the next level because of the expertise of your customers. Remember, they're the ones buying what you're selling. Open up dialogue and see what you can get from loyal supporters. Take heed to what they say, and they may become one of your best assets to your business. 

If their ideas or suggestions, work, ALWAYS BE SURE TO REWARD THEM in some kind of way. If they're a true customer, they'll be satisfied with free porduct and recognition. 

Make it a great day! Claim the INCREASE...then...INCREASE the Climb! See you at the TOP!

Armani Valentino

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Relationship Advice of the Day #2 - Rituals

Posted by Armani Valentino on December 9, 2013 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Relationship Advice of the Day: "Have a morning ritual you do with your partner; Prayer, exercise, shower, breakfast, reading, or something of the likes of these. It will help keep your relationship strong, and give each of you something to look forward to with one another. All successful couples have their healthy rituals/habits. Unsuccessful couples have theirs too, they just look a little more like: arguing, no breakfast, no kiss before leaving the house and rarely kissing at all, no exercising together, and no praying together.

If you really want the relationship to be healthy and successful implement nightly rituals. Nightly rituals also give each of you a sense of service towards one another. Washing the dishes and cooking together work wonderfully well. This allows both individuals the opportunity to learn the skills to work together and focus on one another's strengths. Often times, a new partner can discourage another partner by thinking or expressing that THEY'RE WAY IS THE ONLY WAY things are supposed to be done. Always allow the opportunity to learn and grow by staying open to another way. 

Weekly and monthly rituals work wonders and help a couple to look forward to those special occasions. Often times, life can get in the way and arguments may have caused tension and distance in the relationship. However, when couples have weekly and monthly rituals such as date night or volunteer weekend, it allows them to refocus on the things that they often forgot that caused them to fall in love with the person in the first place. 

If you're in need of any strategies to improve your specific relationship needs or challenges, contact me for a relationship/dating coaching session. They work wonders! Until next time....Claim the INCREASE and INCREASE the Climb...See you at the TOP! 

Armani Valentino


Relationship Advice of the Day #1

Posted by Armani Valentino on December 6, 2013 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Relationship Advice of the Day: "You can't Have a happy & positive relationship being PROBLEM FOCUSED & NEGATIVE. If you can both Stay POSITIVE & SOLUTION focused, your relationship will always make a turn for the better."

We often think that we have to be real and keep reminding one another of something that was negative and an issue in the past or may be an issue in the present. This is something that usually only makes the situation worse. From the time that we notice something to the time that we actually decide to bring it up and discuss it with our partner, we could have come up with a solution.

The ability to BE OPEN to SUGGESTIONS & SOLUTOINS within a relationship make a huge difference in the long-term success of the relationship. For MOST indidivuals, this is not a habit that they were taught at home or in their life. Having said this, give new introductions and ideas time to take shape and to become habit.

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Get Married in 2013...

Posted by Armani Valentino on January 10, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (4)

‎"Don't let the fact that you can't afford a wedding be the reason you don't get married." ~Armani Valentino~ pg. 41 of This Is Why I Won't Marry You

Many people in our society, especially women, seem to be more interested in the wedding than they are the marriage. Most couples invest more time in the planning of their wedding, reception, and honey moon than they do their own marriage. Then, they wonder why nearly 50% of marriages don't work out. 


With the abundance of reality television shows centered around weddings, it is no wonder that people want to out-do their friends, family, and other individuals in having the biggest and so-called BEST wedding. This idea of competition and using the wedding as a symbol of LOVE has become more and more prevelent. It usually starts out with the engagement ring. The bigger the engagement ring or more expensive it is, the MORE THE MAN LOVES YOU...right? Not true, but it seems to be the mindset of women and their friends. 

If the two of you can afford a huge wedding like the RICH, go right ahead. However, if you can't understand that when the pomp and circumstance ends, it will be you & your husband or wife and no one else. You will wake up and go to sleep with this person for many years. The other people that attend the wedding or reception will most likely live their own lives and deal with their own issues. 

Am I saying that not having a nice wedding is something you shouldn't desire? NOT AT ALL, but what I am saying is don't use the $30,000, $40,000, $50,000 or $100,000+ ceremony be the reason you choose to not marry. USE THAT MONEY TO SECURE THE ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD. There is always the opportunity to renew vows! My great-grandparents had their 50th wedding anniversary while I was about 6 or 7 years old. It was even more beautiful than when they first got married. All of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were able to be in the wedding. I was the ringbearer. I was pretty fly. It was a GREAT CELEBRATION OF LOVE. My mother and grandmother made the clothing. It was held at the church that generations of our family had been members of, and catered by members of the church. It was beautiful. I still remember it to this day! ;-)

My great-grandfather had money and did pretty well financially. He lived and died a success in his community and so did my great grandmother. They were able to leave property and assets to their children's children.  They understood the PRINCIPLES OF LOVE, COMMITMENT, UNITY, and FAMILY. They LOVED ONE ANOTHER, and were able to pass it down.  

Needless to say, I am almost sure they had a small ceremony when they were young and got married. They MARRIED FOR LOVE and trusted they would live a life filled with LOVE. The rest they left in the hands of the MOST HIGH. They even lost two of their male children and were left with 3 female children. This decreased the help on the 80 acre farm. They made it through and prayed for another male child. They got what they asked for. 

They were successful. My grandmother went back to finish her high school diploma and completed around the same time her son completed. LOVE is ALL IT TOOK. They LOVED! 

A friend of mine said, "Love doesn't pay the bills." I corrected him. I told him very clearly, "LOVE IS THE ONLY THING THAT PAYS THE BILLS." When all else fails, love will stand. In the highest heights and the lowest of lows, LOVE is the only thing that will stand. 

Get married for one reason and one reason ONLY...LOVE. Don't get married to brag about your wedding or your RING. Don't get married to talk to your friends and family about where you honeymooned. You will have many opportunities to honeymoon.

Marry for LOVE. Why? Because LOVE truly CONQUERS ALL.

Below is a picture of my GREAT GRANDPARENTS CHILDREN

(L-R) My Grandma, My Great-Aunt Kay Alice, My Great Aunt Mary Ann, & My Great Uncle Franklin Charles - the other 2 passed on

Photo taken by Armani Valentino September 2010


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