The Wellness Lounge: Earl Monroe

April 29, 2013
Hosted by Desiree Watson

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Episode Description

Earl “The Pearl” Monroe is a basketball legend whose impact on the game transcends statistics, a player known as much for his unorthodox, “playground” style of play as his championship pedigree. Observers said that watching him play was like listening to jazz, his moves resembling free floating improvisations. “I don’t know what I’m going to do with the ball,” Monroe once admitted, “and if I don’t know, I’m quite sure the guy guarding me doesn’t know either.” Traded to the New York Knicks before the 1971–72 season, Monroe became a key member of the beloved, star-studded 1972–73 Knicks team that captured the NBA title. And now, on the 40th anniversary of that championship season—the franchise’s last—Monroe is finally ready to tell his remarkable story. Written with bestselling author Quincy Troupe (Miles, The Pursuit of Happiness) Earl the Pearl will retrace Monroe’s life from his upbringing in a tough South Philadelphia neighborhood through his record-setting days at Winston-Salem State, to his NBA Rookie of the Year season in 1967, his tremendous years with the Baltimore Bullets and ultimately his redemptive, championship glory with the New York Knicks. The book will culminate with a revealing epilogue in which Monroe reflects on the events of the past 40 years, offers his insights into the NBA today, and his thoughts on the future of the game he loves.

Wellness Interactive - A Step Further

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WELLNESS INTERACTIVE - A STEP FURTHER empowers you with the benefits of a wellness lifestyle. Desiree Watson, a pioneer in the $4.5 Trillion wellness industry, guides you toward incorporating wellness into your life through commentary and interviews with exemplary personalities from a diverse group of business professionals. Our topics embrace the interconnections of intergenerational in-depth analyses of the wellness lifestyle and its impact on communities. Related topics will embrace a positive impact on how a wellness lifestyle commitment can successfully empower the individual and influence educational and political processes on a local, national and international scale. New Shows are available on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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Desiree Watson

Desiree Watson

Desiree Watson, a recognized humanitarian of note, is considered a “branding guru” and an expert on offering the human side of business strategy. She has advised some of the biggest names and institutions in the worlds of business and education.

She has advised C-level Executives on their approach to Community Social Responsibility (CSR), an issue she believes every corporation and organization should address. While there is an obligation to Corporate Social Responsibility, it is equally as important to support the communities we serve and those who support our businesses. In addition, Watson’s days are filled with advancing the cause of women’s rights and equipping women as they advance their careers, businesses and communities.

Desiree's vision is sought after on the international stage, where she exerts influence on policymakers and corporations operating globally. A member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Association of New York, she has also served on the United Nations Association National Council. She is a Charter Member of Leading Women Entrepreneurs. She is an Ambassador of the prestigious Global Wellness Institute (GWI), and has also served on the Advisory Board. She has held key roles as the Chairperson of the 60th Anniversary for the United Nations, Executive VP of the UNA NYC, and is a GWD (Global Wellnessday Ambassador). She is also the Founder of the Essex County Chapter of the WPO (Women Presidents Organization) in New Jersey.

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