Happy Holidays from GloucesterTEASE™

Thank you Gloucester for a Great Year of Love, Peace and Positivity! 

Come to Gloucester, ‘Just for the Halibut’ … and for the FUN of It! 

Willow Rest, Gino Mondello’s Dory Shop and the Gloucester Charter Connection are where you can find this whimsical t-shirt; a little cheeky, a little devilish, and a whole Lot of FUN!  … Just like Gloucester. 😉

Due to popular demand, Santa just dropped off some more of our ‘Come to Gloucester, Just for the Halibut’ shirts at the Willow Rest, 1 Holly St. While there, treat yourself to the delicious prepared foods. Or dine at the old-fashioned deli where sandwiches are named after iconic local spots –  Annisquam Delight, Route 127, Dogtown, etc. Here you can also enjoy fresh produce, a variety of wares from local artisans, lots of holiday treats, and conversation with local characters and tourists alike! Melissa and her crew are the best! 

If it’s fishing you’re interested in, Captain Johnny at Gloucester Charter Connection, 76 Essex Avenue can hook you up with a Giant Tuna! Afterwards, shop in his store and stick around to enjoy the many tourist attractions, restaurants, art, music and theatre to be found on Cape Ann

Stop by the Dory Shop at Harbor Loop. On most Saturdays and be treated to Gloucester’s maritime history along with the sound of celtic music and sea shanties from Gino and his band of local musicians!

Look for more fun items and lots of positivity in the New Year from GloucesterTEASE™ – Where Together Everyone Achieves Something Extraordinary 

Happy Holidays and ‘All the Best’ in the Coming Year! Keep Spreading the LOVE! 

 

 

 

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“I LOVE the Love Fest”

There’s a Whole Lot of Love in Gloucester MA! “I LOVE the Love Fest!” – overheard from people who have had a chance to see the Love Fest’ Banners. Come See What They’re Talking About! 

Next ‘Love Fest’Saturday, September 16 at the Gloucester Harvest Music Festival. 165 Rogers Street. 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Look for the giant easel. Stop by and Share a Positive Message of LOVE.

(Please Note: the Love Fest is FREE, but there is a $20.00 entry fee to the Harvest Music Festival, which goes from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizen’s Fund.)

‘Love Fest’ Banners on Display for Public Viewing – From 9 am. – 3 pm. in the Kyrouz Auditorium at City Hall. 9 Dale Avenue. Gloucester MA. Sept 18 through September 21 (the UN International Day of Peace.) Symbolizing a Community Joining Together in Love and Peace.

Stop by City Hall to see all the banners. While there, share a message of love. If you have already participated, feel free to share again. Sharing Love is FREE and you can never have too much.

Sharing the Love at City Hall, Gloucester MA.

‘What Does Love Mean to You?’ Come See What People in Gloucester Had to Say About Love. This interactive community art project has traveled throughout Gloucester all summer (May through September) in the form of a giant easel. People from throughout Cape Ann and even around the world stopped by to share positive messages, from all walks of life, ages 2 to 92. Each banner is quite unique, with its essence reflecting that of the people in each neighborhood/venue. 

Looking for Volunteer Docents for the Love Fest Display at City Hall!  Anyone interested in acting as a docent for 1 – 2 hours at the ‘Love Fest’ Display at City Hall, please contact us at gloucestertease@gmail.com or phone: 978-998-1717. Everything will be explained and you are welcome to bring a friend and/or a book to pass the time while you are there.

What Does a ‘Love Fest’ Look Like? ….

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Celebrating Small Business National ‘Be Heard’ Day

Today is Small Business National ‘Be Heard’ Day. Join us in celebrating Cape Ann’s many small businesses and the entrepreneurial spirit that is vital to America’s way of life. #NationalBeHeardDay.

GloucesterTEASE™ is a new women-owned small business on Cape Ann. On National ‘Be Heard’ Day we’re giving a ‘shout out’ to other businesses and residents of Cape Ann. We believe in the concept of ‘Think Globally/Act Locally.’ With that in mind we offer high quality apparel that is locally designed and manufactured (Made in the USA) with a global mission of offering messages to spread positivity, optimism and peace.

We also celebrate and promote the City of Gloucester MA – Which We LOVE, and where we live, work and play.

“Together Everyone Achieves Something Extraordinary™” Our tag-line reflects the Community Spirit found here on Cape Ann. From Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, to the many charitable organizations (too many to name here!) and the many residents of Cape Ann that ‘Give Back’ and/or ‘Pay it Forward.’  The diverse businesses that make up our community and support one another. Special thanks to GMG’s Joey Ciaramitaro, whose blog helps support local businesses while profiling the City of Gloucester’s many attributes ‘over the bridge’ and out into the world.

GloucesterTEASE™ goals include involving local designers and manufacturers, supporting local community, and offering a percentage of our profits to support initiatives for health, peace initiatives, and animal welfare.

Our T-Shirts are available at the Willow Rest, located at 1 Holly St., Gloucester MA. ‘Thank You’ Melissa Donati for all that you do to support local businesses! You can also find our apparel on-line – Stylish, soft, durable and FUN.

                                       

                                                 

COMING SOON to Animal Krackers at 232 Main St. Gloucester MA – GloucesterTEASE™ Pet Bandanas promoting ‘Love and Peace.’

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‘Catch the Wave’ and Join Us in Spreading Optimism, Peace and FUN.  🙂 

Cape Ann Small Businesses  – Let Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Be Heard!

FOB, Let Us Know Your Favorite Small Business on Cape Ann, and Why.

T-Shirt Contest – ‘Just for the Halibut.’

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Join in Our GloucesterTEASE™ Contest and WIN a FREE ‘Just for the Halibut’ T-shirt. 
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Three Ways You Can Enter: (‘One entry per person, per category.’)

<><  Nominate Your FAVORITE FISHERMAN.

<><  Share a POSITIVE Story About Your Favorite Fisherman.

<><  ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ Your Fishermen’ Stories on this Post, on our FB page, or ‘Share’ to your FB Timeline.

Earn up to 3 Chances to Enter into a Raffle to Win A FREE Shirt! 

Soft, durable, short-sleeved T-shirt in military green. Designed and made locally.

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Contest Ends at 5 pm this Friday January 13th.  Good Luck! 

Here is one contestant’s entry: “To all the hard-working fishermen like my dad was who had to risk their lives at sea to support their families. They are such an important part of our fishing history and forever in our 💕 hearts. We thank them for making Gloucester Known as the Oldest Fishing port in America!!”  – Kathleen Quinn, Gloucester MA.

(Kathleen earned 3 entries by ‘liking’ the post, nominating her father, and sharing a story. Thanks for entering Kathy! Good luck)

Gloucester is America’s ‘Oldest Seaport’ and a Great Place to Live, Love and Create. 

Together Everyone Achieves Something Extraordinary™  represents our vision of ‘community.’ A % of GloucesterTEASE™ profits will be donated to charity as a way to pay forward’ our gratitude.

See GloucesterTEASE™ On-line store for more available apparel items. Next Shirt Coming SOON! 

Follow Us and Catch the Wave of Optimism, Positivity, and FUN! 

-Karen Pischke and Diana Whitten, Co-Owners of GloucesterTEASE™

GloucesterTEASE™ – Enter Contest for a FREE T-Shirt

Hi Joey.
 Thanks for Posting and Sharing in the FUN!  Enter our Contest for a FREE T-Shirt; the latest in our Gloucester line. 
GloucesterTEASE™ is a new Gloucester t-shirt (currently on-line) store with a message: Together Everyone Achieves Something Extraordinary; Promoting Optimism, Peace, Love, Community and the City of Gloucester with Unique designs.
High quality shirts that are “so soft” and “wash and wear well.”  T-Shirts are designed, created, and manufactured locally by Gloucester residents. Pet Bandanas – ‘Paws for Peace’ and ‘Paws for Love’ also available. Portion of proceeds donated to charity.
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Last month, GloucesterTEASE™ released the “Thank Cod for Little Fisherman” youth shirt (shown below.) NOW we’re about to release our next t-shirt in our Gloucester Line, promoting the city where we Live, Love, and Create. 
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GMG followers – Join in Our CONTEST and ENTER a RAFFLE to WIN a FREE t-shirt. Comment and Post Guesses here about the latest of our Gloucester line to Enter and Win. Contest Ends at 5 pm December 22nd. 
Our Latest CLUE: Why Come to Visit or Live in Gloucester?  Share your reasons here and be entered into our contest.
Current entries – “The great restaurants.”  – Jess Winn  “Feels like home.” –Pat Dalpiaz
Clues #1 and 3 with photos can be found on GloucesterTEASE FB.
Clue #2 – included these Facts about Gloucester MA:
  • Gloucester is America’s oldest seaport
  • Most of the city’s visitor attractions are closely tied to the region’s maritime setting, economy, and history.
  • Aside from any single attraction, visitors are drawn to City of Gloucester, MA to observe the working waterfront, particularly the operations of the fishing fleet.
  • There are 16 business offering deep-sea fishing excursions.
 Can you guess the theme for our next design? Or maybe, the design itself??
 Another clue is buried in this post.  😉 

Comment and enter guesses here on this post, or at GloucesterTEASE Facebook to Enter and WIN. 

Note: Family, friends and neighbors that previewed the shirt are ineligible to win, but you can still join in the fun comment on ‘Why you Come to Visit or Live in Gloucester? ‘Otherwise, Fair Catch for everyone else.

Follow GloucesterTEASE on Facebook (website under construction) for upcoming new releases, contests and promotions.

Join in the Fun. Share the Optimism and Positivity.  

-Karen Pischke and Diana Whitten, GloucesterTEASE™ Gloucester MA


De-Stress During the Holiday Season … and Beyond

Dreamtime Wellness ™

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Got Stress?? 

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You are not alone. And the Holiday Season can be an especially stressful time for many with added financial strain, grief and sadness over those we have loved and lost, and overwhelming, over-commitments. 

According to the 2014 annual Stress in America™ survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) the Top 4 sources of stress are –

Money, Work, Family Responsibilities, and Health Concerns.

The APA study also found –

  •  72% of Americans reported feeling stressed about money at least some of the time during the past month.
  • 22% said that they experienced extreme stress about money during the past month
  • Parents, younger generations and lower-income households (less than $50,000.00 annual income) have higher stress than others overall
  • Some people are putting their health care needs on hold because of financial concerns.
  • Stress about money impacts relationships
  • 22% say they are not doing enough to manage their stress.
  • American stress levels have been trending down since the annual survey first began in 2007, but still “higher than healthy levels.”

Here’s Some Good News – 

  • Americans who have some emotional support report lower stress levels
  • Help is Available!

If you are experiencing negative stress in your life, or feel overwhelmed by stress seek help! Talk to your doctor. Ask about professional counseling. Look into resources in the community. Talk to family and friends for emotional support.

Remember – You are not alone! Stress is a normal and unavoidable part of life. Some stress is even considered positive, such as the stress that motivates us to accomplish a task. But too much negative stress can negatively affect your emotional and physical health and wellbeing. Especially when it occurs on a daily basis.

Stress Response – The response to stress can be physical and emotional tension, pain, lowered immune response, and inflammation. Chronic stress can lead to chronic disease including high blood pressure, endocrine, metabolic, autoimmune, and mental health disorders.

RELAX and DE-STRESS – The opposite of the stress response is the relaxation response. Methods to relax and de-stress include: acupuncture, art therapy, deep breathing, exercise, hypnosis, laughter/humor, massage, mindfulness, meditation, music and dance, reading, reiki, tai chi, and yoga. Consider incorporating complementary and integrative therapies into your ‘wellness care plan.’ Learn techniques that you can incorporate daily for ‘best results.’ 

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REMEMBER to BREATHE. When stressed, people often breathe more shallow or even hold their breath. Breathing relaxation techniques are simple to learn, fast and effective to use, and available 24/7.

WALK or DRIVE by the OCEAN. Views of the water can change your psychology and physiology. Just ask Joey who is lucky to enjoy the View from the Dock every day! Take a drive along BackShore Gloucester or walk Good Harbor or Singing Beach and you will a relief of tension and experience your blood pressure lowering.

Lucky to Live on Cape Ann!

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