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The Sound of Music During Hardship Can Create A New Life Soundtrack

Each year, the philanthropic arm of the Grammy organization that helps musicians struggling with addiction known as Musicares, honors a musician as Person of the Year. In 2013, that person was someone who is an extraordinary musician, artist, and songwriter,…

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GROWIN’ UP WITH BRAD & JEN: A Lesson in Friendship

Photo Credit, Getty Images If I were to be a paparazzi reporter whose aim is to sell tabloid “news”, these would be possible headlines for the picture seen “round the world (worldwide web is more like it!) in the last…

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THE CHILDHOOD WONDER OF CHRISTMAS

  Celebrating Christmas and the holiday season has so many wonderful traditions that bring us all together and right back to our most innocent and carefree days as a child.  Having grown up in New York City, I have been…

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Grateful for My “Flashmob” – My Family & Friends: Happy Thanksgiving

I used to scoff at the concept of the power of positive thinking. Years ago, I was shedding tears in my doctor’s office when another patient heard me. She asked my doctor if she could be in touch w/me, so…

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What Time is It? It’s BOSS TIME: 70 Years of Rocking and Rolling

Traveling down to the Jersey Shore is always a trip back in time for me….a throwback to my childhood, adolescence & young adulthood summers where chasing beach balls and fireflies, collecting sea shells and sea glass, driving a Dodge Dart,…

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Celebrating Your Roots on St. Patrick’s Day and Every Day of the Year

Celebrating my Irish heritage today by remembering my maternal grandparents, James Britt Donovan and Mary McKenna Donovan, and my paternal grandmother Irene Carley Amorosi & Dr. Leo Amorosi (albeit the Italian branch!), as well as honoring my maternal great-grandparents, Dr….

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A Few of My Favorite Things

It’s always fun to talk about movies, especially during Oscar/awards season.  Like most, I have my own personal favorites list, the classics that are on most everyone’s lists, and then a few outliers that I just adore and will always…

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