Is music the best therapy?

It’s safe to say music is a huge part of modern society and has been for some time now. Even looking back historically it has had an influence on people since tribal times. Psychologists for decades have researched and even put into practice the therapeutic and mood-improving benefits of listening to music and research shows that even sad music can lighten someone’s mood. There is music for almost any situation. When listening to music after something like a breakup, people […]

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Care Tip of May: Exfoliate

Exfoliating should be an important part of every person’s skincare regimen. Our skin starts to react differently when it comes to the different air quality and the different seasons. You may have noticed your skin started to become ashy last week because of the influx of the temperatures, it is imperative to be aware and alert of what is happening to your body so you know which solutions to take in order to use. Exfoliate with oils – some people may […]

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Crabs in a barrel mindset (Envy)

Growing up in a rough neighborhood, I’ve seen people do things out of hate in which I never really understood. One thing that can fuel hate is the “crabs in a barrel mentality.” To commit an action with the intention of harming another individual out of envy is something only a person who is harboring a lot of repressed emotions can do. Envy is a natural thing to feel and at some point most people feel it every day. The […]

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Clam, Mussels and a White Wine Sauce

Ingredients that you will need; 1/4 stick of Butter 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dry crushed red pepper 1 cup dry white wine 24 small little neck clams, scrubbed (about 2 1/2 lbs total) 24 mussels,  (about 1 1/2 lbs total) 20 large shrimp, (about 1 lb) 1⁄2 cup torn fresh basil leaf if you have a bigger family multiply the portions Directions Heat a butter and oil in a large […]

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Brooklyn Bites

From my own experiences with the food culture in New York City… I love that there are so many varieties of diverse eateries /food in New York. One of the great things about my particular neighborhood is that when my friends or family visit there are great places to dine close by irregardless of their pallets. For my family if they want some like home Spanish food there is a good restaurant called El Viejo Yayo on fifth Avenue and Pacific […]

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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spicy buffaloed oven fried chicken bites wrapped in buttery lettuce leaves with tomatoes, quinoa, avocado, and blue cheese dressing. Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a healthy and filling lunch or dinner your whole family will love. Note that prep time includes 30 minutes for the chicken to marinate. Ingredients Meat 1/2 cup Buffalo sauce 1 1/2 lbs Chicken breast, boneless skinless Produce 1/2 cup Avocado 4 Lettuce, large soft leaves of 1/2 cup Tomatoes Pasta & Grains 1 cup Quinoa, […]

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Carrot Muffins

Ingredients 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 18 packets Equal® sweetener* 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups grated carrots (4 medium) 1/2 cup raisins OR currants 1 egg 2 egg whites 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans OR walnuts, optional   Preparation Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper-liners; set aside. Whisk […]

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