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The ReDRAGucation of Miss Deelicious

Many of us grew up with the concept of the American Dream. As the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants, the concept was sacrosanct. The belief that every American citizen has a fair chance at success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. The notion that, through grit and grind, upward socioeconomic mobility lies ahead. How far that dream is from the nightmarish reality. For many, hard work doesn’t always come with the prospect of a better life.

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Sometimes the Pieces Most Broken are the Most Valuable of All…

Forty Years ago, a man with a truck and a vision for his family’s future stepped out to begin a small industrial steam cleaning company. That “small” company is now a family run corporation with some 200 employees. Beginning with Wegmans as their first client, Quality Services LLC., started on it’s journey of what would become a successful corporation. Continue reading

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Thinking Opposite

What a privilege it is to be able to talk to you about Thinking Opposite! But wait… what IS Thinking Opposite? That is a really good question. Thinking Opposite is just that… thinking the opposite of what you presently think.

Suspend your belief. Consider the opposite. Proceed with perspective.

Now, why would you want to do that? For many reasons:Continue reading

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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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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
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