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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Live From A “Barrage” In Flushing, Queens

They did it on Friday nights anyway, drinking, telling stories, discussing rock music, so why not invite a few more to the party? And that’s how the weekly radio show and podcast, Live From the Barrage came to life. From John Houlihan’s wood-frame, unheated – no bathroom – no running water garage in Flushing, Queens. …

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10 Easy Things You Can Do To Improve Your Life By Next Week (Part 2)

A health journalist, Jessica Cassity, shares the best advice learned from doctors, psychologists, yoga instructors and scientists. compiled a treasure trove of research-backed advice on how to live a happier, healthier, more fulfilling and less stressful life. Check out these 10 small changes you can make to start living better now. But check out Part 1 before you …

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10 Easy Things You Can Do To Improve Your Life By Next Week

A health journalist shares the best advice learned from doctors, psychologists, yoga instructors and scientists. While covering health and wellness for magazines and newspapers, Jessica Cassity compiled a treasure trove of research-backed advice on how to live a happier, healthier, more fulfilling and less stressful life. From her new book, Better Each Day, here are ten …

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The 3 Most Devastating Kinds Of Loss (And How To Recover)

I’m a long-time fan of Louise Hay who is big on affirmations for emotional and physical healing. And according to Louise and co-author David Kessler of You Can Heal Your Heart, understanding what kind of loss you’re experiencing can sometimes help you find your best self in the situation.  Especially if you use these specific affirmations. 1. Complicated …

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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: The Underwater Healer

Erena Shimoda is an underwater healer and portrait photographer.  She travels the world to work with cancer patients, helping them to improve their self-esteem and heal their mind and body. There’s magic in being underwater and Erena hopes the experience to be a transformation, allowing them to feel their beauty and heal emotional scars. Beautiful concept. She …

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50 New Year’s Aspirations For Better Mental Health (Yes, You Do Too Need Them) – Part 2

Linda Esposito of Wired For Happy wrote these – I’m such a fan of her work. And New Year’s aspirations don’t have to begin on 1/1…my own New Year starts on my birthday. (Already working on #32.) Check out the first 25 here.   26. Make Sunday your self-care day: get a massage, a mani-pedi, extra sleep, …