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 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: A day of Natural Health

STRENGTH & FOCUS: A day of Natural Health

For this week’s installment of Strength & Focus, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Donna LaBar, a Nutritional Healing Coach and co-organizer of the Natural Health Clinic, a special one-day forum focusing on educating the public about a variety of topics relating to health and wellness. The free event, which will […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: A special invitation from Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey

STRENGTH & FOCUS: A special invitation from Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey

If you’ve been following my column for the past few weeks, then you know my feelings towards incorporating meditation into our daily lives. If you were not already familiar with this column, I’d invite you to read some previous features especially: “Find time to meditate and discover the benefits,” “Quality time with Your Self,” and […]

 Ali Pica

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How can I convince my spouse that I saw a vision from God?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How can I convince my spouse that I saw a vision from God?

“Visions” writes: “Hey dear! My question is, ‘How do you convince a spouse that God gave you a vision when he doesn’t quite believe?’” Dear “Visions,” First, my question to you is, “Why does it matter whether your spouse believes you or not about having a vision from God?” My second question for you to […]

 Sara Pokorny

Mohegan Sun’s Boo Bash brings out the best costumes for $1,000 prize

Mohegan Sun’s Boo Bash brings out the best costumes for $1,000 prize

Will it be a 7-foot tall Transformer that wins the grand prize? Perhaps it’ll be the working iPhone? One never knows when it comes to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ annual Boo Bash, at which the aforementioned costumes were actually present in past years. The Third Annual Boo Bash Costume Party will be held this […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: The company we keep

STRENGTH & FOCUS: The company we keep

How important is the company we keep? How influential is the company we keep? Does our company consist of positive, motivated, encouraging, and supportive individuals, or mostly the opposite? Let’s consider this simple statement: “At least I’m not the only one…” How many times have we heard this before? How many times have we used […]

 Lora Kormos

The 9 most haunted places in NEPA

The 9 most haunted places in NEPA

Pennsylvania has some of the most famous haunted locations. From the Gettysburg battlefields to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to the bloody handprint inside the Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe, we have our fair share of ghost stories. And as Halloween approaches, this is the best time to delve into some of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s […]

 Ali Pica

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I set healthy boundaries with others?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I set healthy boundaries with others?

“Healthy Boundaries” writes: “I cannot count how many times I have been told that I needed to begin establishing boundaries with others. Granted, I used to have difficulty in this area, and the repercussions would range from uncomfortable to downright excruciating. In the last few years, I have made a 180 degree turnaround and I […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: The best social networks ranked for musicians

PUTTING IN WORK: The best social networks ranked for musicians

A few weeks ago, I was part of a panel at the Electric City Music Conference focusing on band promotion, and many of the audience questions were about the best social media websites for bands. Since I’m asked about which platforms artists should be using quite often, I thought I would rank the best social […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: YOLO? No no!

STRENGTH & FOCUS: YOLO? No no!

I recently had the opportunity to speak with a few teenagers, and during the course of the conversation, one of the teens began to brag about some wild adventures and ended the story with, “YOLO!” The statement “You Only Live Once” (YOLO, in pop culture) has been made popular to excuse sometimes foolish, irresponsible, or […]

 Ali Pica

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: What if I can’t stop asking, ‘What if?’

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: What if I can’t stop asking, ‘What if?’

“What if” writes: “I know sometimes we think, ‘What if I did this?’ or ‘What if that really happened?’ However, the ‘what ifs’ we say to ourselves are just like wishing or hopeful thinking. I have learned through personal experience as well as from my doctor to STOP with the ‘what ifs’ because it can […]

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