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From Gift of Giving to Greece with Alysia Helming and Kostas Martakis

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

― Francis of Assisi

Sometimes our wishes and fate connect while the universe does the rest of the work. Hosts Brigitte Jia and Joven Hundal start the program by reading former host and multi-talented teen journalist’s chapter, The Gift of Giving from the forthcoming book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World. They share their own experiences with being generous, giving, and helping those less fortunate. We then travel to Greece to hear of the synchronistic experiences of American novelist Alysia Helming as she unveils the first book in the Protogenesis Book Series. In Protogenesis: Before The Beginning, cultural fiction and ancient mythology converge in modern-day Greece. Before Alysia traveled to Greece for research she found a photo online of a man for whom who protagonist is modeled. Coincidently she meets the man, Kostas Martakis, an award-winning Platinum Greek Recording Artist, Model, Television Star and Actor. Protogenesis has been selected to be featured in the United Nations’ (UNESCO) 2018 World Book Capital Event in Athens and is supported by the Greek Consulate. Ah Greece!

"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly" a #proverb that describes perfectly the core substance of the #Protogenesis story!

BIO: American novelist Alysia Helming is the best-selling author of the Protogenesis Book Series, she is President of Protogenesis Media, and Executive Producer for Footsteps in Athens and Meet Me In Greece, an American reality-based TV series which is currently in development with Trifecta Entertainment. With her extensive business background in renewable energy, Helming currently serves on the Board of Pristine Sun, and has over 25 years’ experience as CFO to four companies. She provides internal and external advisory services to CFOs & CEOs for Fortune 500 companies.


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