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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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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park

What a beautiful idea. British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor created The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park, a collection of ecological underwater contemporary art located in the Caribbean sea off the west coast of Grenada, West Indies. The coral reef around Grenada suffered damage from Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Emily in 2005. It has been recorded that …

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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, …

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

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. 1. Recognize all the times you got it right. Grab a notepad or create a new document: Make a list of three times you …

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50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful In Life

Getting on in business is really similar to getting on in life. And that’s why I’m including the thoughts of Julie Bort with The Business Insider. She’s been a journalist for the better part of 2 decades and during that time she’s interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion companies to entrepreneurs …

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10 Unexpected Gifts To Give And Receive This Christmas (Part 2)

Allison Vesterfelt caught my attention sometime last year and she really caught it with this beautiful article on gifts. And so I pass it along, a gift to you from Allison and me… There is going to be a lot of gift-giving this Christmas and it’s always good to remember the gifts we don’t even have to …