Alexandra Valenti

Stylishly Inclined

Dressing up to rock out is all in a day's work for these six stylin' musicians.

Shane Lawlor

Band: Electric Touch

What’s the best part about being a musician? I love the freedom that the life of a musician brings. I love that I’m allowed to think a little differently. I’ve seen all sides of life, from the gutter to the stars, and I get to write songs about it. And of course, performing on stage is a rush unlike anything else — it’s the stuff I dreamed of as a kid.

Describe your personal style. Working Classy. I dress sharp, because I like to be taken seriously. John Lennon meets Julian Casablancas.

Who are your style icons? Serge Gainsbourg, Alexander McQueen and Keith Richards.

Kristin Neff, PhD

Most of us are incredibly hard on ourselves. We beat ourselves up for not being thin, attractive, successful or intelligent enough. When we fail or make a mistake we feel something has gone terribly wrong. The truth is, nothing is wrong. We’re imperfect human beings living imperfect human lives. This is the way things are supposed to be. Instead of fighting against this truth and making ourselves miserable in the process, we have another option. We can embrace our flawed state with compassion, giving ourselves what we really need to be happy.

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