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Queen of Arts

Leticia Ferrer-Rivera can be described in one word: “saucy!” She is the choreographer and producer of An Island in the Desert, an upcoming show at the Memorial Art Gallery on March 18th. Diva 1 has been extended an awesome opportunity to take part in a “behind the scenes” access to the production. Leticia, who is also known in the community as the “Bomba Queen,” was born in Manhattan.

Her parents returned to their native island of Puerto Rico when she was 5 months old. After graduating from the School of Sports, her father was offered a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to study fencing in Paris. Leticia became a world-traveler and now speaks 5 languages, including Spanish, English, Italian, Korean and French.  Seeing the world, allowed Leticia to dream big. When she divorced, she returned to the island and its beloved culture in order to become a folklorist.

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Re-Writing History, One Dance At A Time
March 13, 2017
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What’s Hot in the Greater Rochester, NY Real Estate Market 

For most families, selling a home is one of the biggest financial decisions they will ever make. The process can be daunting, with many important questions that need to be answered. Choosing the best Realtor to market and sell your home can make all the difference, turning an otherwise difficult, stressful process into a comfortable, informed experience that you are in control of.

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Retirement Planning: What Else is More Important?

Continuing the long-term strategy of these articles, I plan on picking a theme per issue or a topic of interest.  If there are specific topics you would like covered please send me an e-mail at mike@masielloretirement.com.

The majority of available information is free and can increase your financial literacy.

You may recall the first article was labeled Financial Freedom, now I’ll explain a few more reasons why this is important.

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It’s a Rochester Woman’s Secret

The first time that I heard about Bodymind Float Center, I did all my research on floating in salt and what the benefits truly were.  I put their website in my favorites and started following them on Facebook.  Every time they popped up on my newsfeed I would say to myself I need to go and try them out.  I own an Integrated Wellness Center and I have had a ton of people ask me what I thought about the tanks.  Of course, I would list off the many benefits of floating, but I would have to say that I haven’t tried it myself, but I wanted too.

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Know Your Personal Woman’s History

It’s Women’s History month…yeah!  We are all thankful to the famous women that have contributed to making the world a better place.  But do we ever search deep into our personal heritage to celebrate and discover which women made us who WE are?  They do not have to be well known or even related to us.  But they hold as much power and significance in our lives as the women in public history.

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CNY LATINO, REGULARS

Re-Writing History, One Dance At A Time

When we talk about women’s history and the legacy they leave behind, it always makes me feel proud to be one of the leaders that can share and highlight those who are part of my culture, my community, my family. In fact, I feel we are re-writing history, one Latina at a time. This month we share the story of one of the successful Latinas that have changed the lives of many young people in the Rochester community, especially Latinos. Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez, founder and artistic director of Borinquen Dance Theatre (BDT), has been raising the bar and opening doors for her community for over 36 years.

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Queen of Arts
March 13, 2017
ANGELLA'S ADVICE, REGULARS

Find The Best Fit For You

Having an accountability partner can be very powerful if you find the best fit for you and remember to use it wisely. 

More and more I hear from colleagues that they are working with an accountability partner but it doesn’t seem to be going so well. Perhaps they chose a “good friend” and it just seems to fall flat. I always suggest not using a “good friend”, you simply are too comfortable with them. An accountability partner is someone you will meet with about goals you have set for yourself. Think of this person as the one you answer to, the one you must say, “I didn’t get the job done”. Now will you have an easy time telling your “good friend” this? Most likely you will, people often fall into the trap of thinking she is my friend she will let me slide.

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Psychic Intuition
March 13, 2017
REGULARS, YOU CAN BE

Dressing For Success!

Welcome to my column… You Can Be…!

My first article addressed the issue of how you see yourself. Mysecond article dealt with how others see you. In this third and final installment on the topic of Self Presentation, I discuss “Dressing for Success” and the impression that you make on others.

Your fashion sense informs others about you. You can reveal your own special personality and individuality through the use of it. Fashion is an essential, challenging and an always-changing force.

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REGULARS, TIPS FOR WOMEN

Mindfulness: In the Day and Life of a Woman

These days we hear a lot about being mindful. But do we know what it means exactly? I have been practicing and teaching meditation for twenty years now and I humbly can tell you exactly what it does mean.

As women, we hold many roles. We nurture, we provide in and outside of the home. We lead, we teach, and we believe in the importance of this. But often we worry that it won’t be enough for those we love, guide even protect and more. But do you give the same energy to yourself?

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Kitchen Tips

Kitchens are the heart of the home, serving a unique purpose in every home.  If you are considering  a new kitchen, consider the following tips when you are planning the project.

Work with an experienced kitchen designer that can help guide you through the many decisions necessary in creating your new space. Your designer will help to educate you on the newest products that are available as well as the offer recommendations for the best use of your space.  A designer’s expertise should help educate you on the available products that will satisfy your needs as wells as reflect your personal style. Working with a professional can save time and costly mistakes.

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