Riva Capellari

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Located in Brookside in the heart of Kansas City

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New Workshop

This interactive and hands-on-workshop is designed to empower professionals in using their voice effectively in presentation and training settings. Your voice impacts how people hear what you have to say. This workshop includes instruction in how the voice works, how to care and maintain your voice. Gain confidence in public speaking when you have a

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Stressed from haggling with yourself over this year’s resolutions? Just remember, “don’t worry, be happy”!

According to Oliver Burkeman, the “perils of plans” may wreak havoc on our lives, causing self-disappoint-ment when we fail to achieve our goals. Goals he says, are often made not because we have thoroughly

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Musical Balm

As we head into the holiday season, leaving Thanksgiving behind and surviving our first snow of the winter, my original idea for this newsletter got upended by a visit from my niece, her husband and their 8 month old little boy, Rem.

This was great aunt Riva’s first introduction to

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Waiting for the Bus

News of Note

Waiting for the Bus

I am finally at the point in my life when I can actually take the time to just sit and watch and listen to the rain. It feels like a luxury, but it made me think how often these types of

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Cold Temperatures, Dry Air

Remember with cold weather approaching our furnaces will kick on, drying out the air in our homes, cars and offices. Our bodies will need extra hydration so keep drinking water and better yet, get a humidifyer. Live plants will also add moisture to the air.

Musical Pleasure

I think it would be fair to say that most people enjoy music whether as a participant or a listener or at times, both. But why we get pleasure from music seems to have baffled theorists for centuries.

Aristotle, in his Poetics, stated that words together with melodies somehow captured the

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