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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: In Prison, Music Can Set You Free

Each year, the New York City-based Decoda Chamber Ensemble spends a week with inmates at the maximum security Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina. They teach inmates to play instruments and compose their own music. At the end of the week, they perform for other inmates, prison staff and local officials. This year’s program (2.16.16) was called “Seasons of …

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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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Cool Mona’s 2015 Photo Of The Year

1st Place – 2015 Natural World Photography Competition Title: The World In Our Hands Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Zimbabwe When a black rhino calf was found lost and dehydrated, it was brought in for rehabilitation at Malilangwe reserve. There, anti-poaching scouts are caring for it until it grows older. Illegal hunting of …