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NEUROSIS: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


How many of us have a little voice in our head that leads us to make certain choices or question decisions?  The same voice can nag and promote self doubt and insecurity, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.  Neurosis, the Off Broadway musical jumps on this inventive ...

SHOW TICKET GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNT: Tennessee William’s A Lovely Sunday


Theatre at St. Clement’s 423 West 46 Street, NYC 10036 www.LaFemmeTheatreProductions.org Directed by Austin Pendleton  In this unique tragicomedy, four women in Depression-era St. Louis live and work together in a valiant effort to stave off loneliness and despair. And, along the way, they uncover false idols – and maybe even themselves.  La Femme ...

Home Alone: When the Kids Leave For College by Melissa T. Shultz, author, From Mom to Me Again (Book Excerpt & Giveaway)


Kids move out emotionally at least a year before they do physi­cally. And it’s important to remember that it’s mostly a one-sided thing—we’re the ones who are left behind with memories of them in every corner. As far as leaving us is concerned, in their minds, we’re always here—they know where to ...

PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL: TICKET GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNT


  “★★★★A JOYOUS MUSICAL HIT!” –The Telegraph   PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL MUSIC & LYRICS BY BRYAN ADAMS & JIM VALLANCE BOOK BY GARRY MARSHALL & J. F. LAWTON Based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture written by J. F. Lawton   DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY JERRY MITCHELL “PRETTY WOMAN IS PRETTY PERFECT!” - WNYC  “MISSING IT WOULD BE A BIG MISTAKE. BIG. HUGE!” - Grace ...

Jumpstarting Your Child’s Collegiate Success by Odey Raviv, Ph.D.


As many of our community members approach the beginning of the college term, some students and parents are becoming more and more anxious.  Starting college is a huge undertaking that often leads to a disconnect between parents and their adolescents. The pressure of facing a new social environment while trying to ...

8 Ways to Happiness by Dr. Marissa Pei (Book Excerpt)


Let Me Give You A “Peace” of My Mind Perfectionism seems to work for many people for a few decades. You can see the tell-tale signs: super achievement oriented, busy, really busy, multi-talented, opinionated, constantly giving advice, constantly being asked for advice, is an expert in at least 2 things, burning ...

Driven to Distraction? Challenges of Being Behind the Wheel as a New Mom


When you have a little bundle of joy in your life, nothing is ever quite the same again. Most things are immeasurably better, while others are – different. One thing is certain, that tiny person will make their presence felt wherever you are and whatever you are doing. American society is ...

Renaissance Man: The Lin Manuel Miranda Story (An Unauthorized Biography) – Book Excerpt


LOVE AND MARRIAGE Miranda could be a true romantic when he felt he had found his soulmate. Vanessa Nadal was that in spades and as the relationship quickly advanced to the level of ‘serious,’ he was quick to point out that the love of his life was all that and more. ...

5 Powerfully Valuable Steps to Help Busy Parents Soothe Their Child’s Anxiety by Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.


Anxiety in children and teens is on the rise. More than 1 in 20 children in the U.S. experience serious anxiety. While occasional anxiety is part of normal life, children and teens with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive, persistent worry about everyday situations. The disorder causes biochemical changes in the ...

Confessions of a “Flip-Flopper” by Andrea Santo Felcone


I just realized (recently) that I seem to be one of only a handful of moms standing on the school’s blacktop carrying a purse. I’m not sure where the rest of you are putting your wallet, keys, lipstick, licorice throat lozenges, BENGAY® cream, etc. (OK, I’m exaggerating on those last ...