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How to set “Happiness” Goals for a Life of Joy

  We all set some kinds of goals, resolutions, wishes or dream projects in life at some point.  But are they really goals you love, or a list of “I have to do this whether I like it or not” types of goals? The art and science is in how you develop them for yourself [...]

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Happy “May is Mental Health Month” Everyone!

We have had the honor of meeting and working with some of the most talented and brilliant minds in medicine, science, entertainment, therapy and simply inspirational stories over the last 3 years of doing our Radio Show. The candid and emotional stories of our guests continue to inspire us! Some of them from top actors, [...]

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“Have a Coke and a Smile” or “Drink a Coke down… and then Frown”?

Remember the old slogan:  “Have a Coke and a Smile”?  Well, a report came out on Tuesday, January 9th, 2013 that drinking sweet drinks, both with sugar and sugar substitutes has shown to increase depression by as much as 30 to 38%. Full disclosure, our household can often be found with Coca-Cola products, especially Diet [...]

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8 Easy Ways To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Work for Real Inner Happiness

  Yes, it’s that time of year again all over the world:  many of us are doing our New Year’s promises to ourselves on how we will change, be better, live, lose, love you name it. On our radio show one of our favorite guests we’ve had on in the past, Dr. William Arroyo from the Los [...]

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Happy New Year and Thanks to All!

        Happy New Year to Everyone.  We hope you all have the best year ever in 2013.   Thanks to all those listening to our radio show and joining our Website, Facebook, twitter and Pinterest sites.  Remember that 1 in 3 people will be affected by a mental health issue in their lifetime [...]

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Why Chocolate Can Chase Away The Blues!

Many people, especially us women, love to have chocolate and sometimes say they feel it gives them a bit of a feel-good mood.  The latest research now demonstrates that natural ingredients in chocolate, berries and teas are chemically similar to many prescription drugs used today for mood stabilizing. “Molecules in chocolate, a variety of berries [...]

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Finding Positivity In Life

By Ryan Rivera For a not-insignificant portion of my life, I dealt with severe anxiety. Not “I’m afraid to go talk to girls” anxiety – more like “I’m afraid to go outside, I may die” anxiety. I was suffering from panic attacks, generalized anxiety, agoraphobia, and alektorophobia, which is a fear of chickens, which is [...]

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5 Tips to Turning Yourself Into a More Positive and Anxiety Free Person

By Ryan Rivera Anxiety has a genetic component. As a result, there are going to be some aspects of anxiety you may never be able to fully control. Anxiety is a natural behavior – a “fight or flight” response that’s designed to keep you safe from harm. It’s impossible to completely turn off this experience [...]

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What to Do After Your Performance to Prevent Future Performance Anxiety

By Ryan Rivera Anxiety-reduction strategies for after a performance, to help reduce anxiety the next time you perform. Many brass players experience some type of performance anxiety when they go on stage. Some find this anxiety to be exhilarating, potentially helping them get into the zone of the performance. But most find it to be a distraction, [...]

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Bath Salts, Cannibals and Zombies…

Over a year ago we wrote the post below on the increasing number of incidents concerning bath salts (see below).  Now it’s just getting worse.  As of this post there have been about 4 cases of Cannibalism and many more suicides and psychotic episodes occurring all over the country.   Many people who are apprehended [...]

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