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Be True to Yourself

Today’s society and world are a combination of competitive and negative elements. Being true to yourself means staying strong in your convictions and not being influenced by others to serve their purpose. “A Lion is a Lion, even in a cage” You are your own best friend. Trust no one with your deepest secret or dream goals. Jealousy is a disease of the soul and people would rather you see down and out, rather than lend a hand and help you succeed. The bottom line is that most people from suffer from low self-esteem, zero self-confidence and have the need to bring anyone down that will not comply with their wishes; the controlling mechanism activates and they must have their way or animosity prevails. Being the new kid on the block is tough, whether it’s school or a new neighborhood. We want to belong, be accepted without losing our identity to become one-of-them. 
This is the exact quality that makes us stand out from the rest; hence, Be True to Yourself. We can still fit, have our ideas …
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Fred (Astaire) For Your First Dance

Everyone remembers Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing and the last scene where she successfully executes the lift with Patrick Swayze. Did you know she took special dance lessons from Fred Astaire for that notorious lift?
Dancing with the Stars’ dance pro, Tony Devolani was also an instructor at the West Side Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Manhattan. Imagine how thrilled his students were and still are to see him on TV.
The Fred Astaire Dance Studios (FADS) are reputed as the best in the dance business. Okay, dancing is not for everyone. In fact, the mere mention of the word can clear a room in the blink of an eye but –life is about stepping out of one’s comfort zone and rising to new challengers.
As a trained Fred Astaire original, I have enjoyed both the student and employee role.
Working out at the gym keeps you fit but dancing or, as I call it – dancercise – is great therapy for the mind and food for the soul. Dance is also referred to as the healthy addiction.
People join dance studios fo…

Dirty Dancing - The Crawling Scene

Everyone remembers the classic, Dirty Dancing, with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey; however, what people do not know is that the Crawling Scene was not planned.
Patrick and Jennifer were doing a warm up practice between scenes then spontaneously did an impromptu to Love is Strange (Loverboy) by Mickey and Silvia.
The Director, Emile Ardolina saw the impromptu, loved it and decided to integrate it into the movie.
Enjoy!

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Before and After Cataract Surgery

Vision is a precious commodity. God gave us one pair of eyes and we need to take good care of them since we cannot navigate without them.
When our vision is blurry, the lens in our eyes get cloudy; hence, cataracts begin to form and need to be removed at some point. 
While cataracts are more dominant in older people or as I prefer to say “aging teenagers”, people in their 40’s and 50’s also have cataract surgery.
I recently had cataract surgery in both eyes. My vision was blurry. I also had a damaged optic nerve, plus borderline glaucoma since my eye pressure was 28 and the accepted pressure is 16 or lower.
Before Cataract Surgery You will be given an eye exam by your ophthalmologist and measured for lens.
You will be given a date for the surgery and three weeks prior to the cataract surgery, the ophthalmologist or, as I (old school) prefer to say eye-doctor sends Presurgical paperwork to your physician for specific blood work. An EKG is also required.
You will receive a call from the h…