Practice Gratitude – It’s Good for Your Health

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grat·i·tude ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/

  1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
    “she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support”
    Synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation, recognition, appreciation


A Sense of Gratitude Improves Your Health 

Studies on gratitude support an association between gratitude and a sense of well being.  One study by Dr. Robert A. Emmons of the University of California, Davis, and Dr. Michael E. McCullough of the University of Miami, leaders in the field of research on gratitude showed that after keeping a ‘gratitude journal for 10 weeks, people were

  • more optimistic
  • felt better about their lives
  • began to exercise more
  • went to the doctor less often.

Practicing Gratitude Enhances Relationships

In one study, individuals who took time to express gratitude for their partner felt more positive toward the other person and felt more comfortable…

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Alicia Unleashed Episode 11-SISTER SISTERS

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Alicia Unleashed Episode 11 Taped 11/25/2015 With Special Guests Crystal Cox, Selia Cox and Host Alicia Cox



Topics Include:

Adam Sandler Thanksgiving song, Kyles BFFL, Seaport 1/2 off appetizers, Hulk ate Matthews cheerios, Periscope Turducken, Cave cheese platter, Selia PSA on eating healthy during the holidays, Hi Kyle, Selia says drink in moderation, What is Movember, Selia talks seriously about Prostate exams. Mens health, Does it hurt when you ejaculate, Family chaos, Question mark tattoo, alicia and crystal sound alike, Cape Ann Power Yoga, Crossfit, intervals of wine



Brought to you by Good Morning Gloucester ~ Happy Thanksgiving All!

In order of appearance:

Bowdie Russell

Joe Ciaramitaro

Katelyn Foley

Richie Cassola

Frankie Ciaramitaro

Cody Burns

Jerry McKay

Daniel J. Dunbar

Pete Mondello

Richie Baressi

Mike Tufts

Peter Libro

Matt St. Pierre

Steve Amaral

Tony Gross

Community Stuff 11/26/15


Common Crow will open at 6am on Friday with free coffee, treats and rolling discounts until 8am.



Temple Ahavat Achim, at 86 Middle Street in downtown Gloucester, is the only Jewish institution on Cape Ann. More than a hundred years old, the congregation has very firm roots in the granite of this fishing town. And so, last year at Hanukkah time, when a congregant saw the traditional Christmas tree made of lobster traps, he had an idea: why not us? Why not use the local style to express our close ties to our community?
And so a strangely wonderful event was born.
This year the congregation will, for the second time, build a menorah — a Hanukkah lamp — made of 40 lobster traps, along with LED lighting and zip ties. No; lobster is not kosher, but this congregation is not typical either. Although affiliated with the Conservative movement, its congregants come from across the spectrum of Jewish observance and belief. When its historic building burned to the ground in 2007, it voted to rebuild on its small footprint in central Gloucester, parking be damned.
The community is invited to take part in the ceremony marking the lighting of the first candle, on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6pm. The ceremony will include members of the synagogue’s religious school. Mayor Sefatia Romeo-Theken, Senator Bruce Tarr, and Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante have been invited to participate. The celebration will include a brief service, singing, and eating potato pancakes known as latkes.
This year, Hanukkah lasts from the evening of Dec.6 through the evening of Dec. 13. It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over their Greek rulers in the second century B.C.E. Lighting a light each night for eight nights recalls the miracle of that time, when a small amount of oil burned for eight days.
For more information, please contact: Rabbi Steven Lewis, Phoebe Potts (Sylvia Cohen Religious School Director), Sam Silverman (Temple President).

Nichole’s Picks 11/28 + 11/29

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pick #1:  

Gloucester’s Annual Santa Parade and Tree Lighting.

Sunday, November 29th

Parade Leaves the State Fish Pier at 3:00 and heads to Kent Circle.  Tree Lighting takes place at approximately 4:30


Pick #2:  

Cape Ann Symphony Holiday Pops

This annual concert has become a joyful holiday tradition as the orchestra is joined by the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus to perform many holiday favorites including an audience sing-along. Wendy Betts, Choral Director.



While Sunday’s show is sold out, there are still tickets available for Saturday’s  8:00 pm concert.

Go Here to Reserve Yours Before it is Too Late

Pick #3:  

Santa On Stage at the Larcom Theatre

DATE Saturday, November 28, 2015
TIME 11:00AM (Doors 10:30AM)
Larcom Theatre
13 Wallis Street

Beverly, MA 01915

Enjoy a magical 90 minute Christmas program with your child at Beverly’s fully-restored, historic Larcom Theatre!
  • Multi-media presentation of The Night Before Christmas narrated byDavid Bull (Le Grand David)
  • Christmas songs by Allen Estes & Sing-along with Allen & Santa’s Elves
  • Special appearance by Santa
  • Perfectly lit Photo Op with your child and Santa together on stage. (Premium seats meet Santa first)
  • Each child gets a stocking filled with a FREE GIFT.
    PLUS a Gingerbread Cookie from Topsfield Bake Shop!

Please go to to Purchase Tickets and Read More



Family Holiday Events on Cape Ann!

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Holiday Festivities for the Whole Family – on Cape Ann!
Join the seaside family-friendly celebrations that cap off a fun-filled holiday season

This time of year is filled with community traditions and holiday events in Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport. With a wide array of wonderful celebrations, visiting Cape Ann is a must this holiday season.

Starting with Small Business Saturday on November 28th, be sure to shop local and support your favorite businesses in all four communities with holiday shopping. Many of the businesses are participating in Small Business Saturday and will have exciting promotions available.

The whole of Cape Ann will be bustling during the month of December. All four communities have many events that local residents and visitors are invited to enjoy.

Essex – The holiday festivities begin in Essex on Thursday, December 3rd with the Lighting of the Memory Tree in Honor of Lost Loved Ones…

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