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Cheryl Metrick is an author, artist, poet, actor and singer/songwriter.

A New York SAG-AFTRA and AEA actor for over twenty-five years in theater, television, and film, Cheryl Metrick held principal roles in independent films, commercials, infomercials, voice-overs, and a Long Island Cablevision variety show.

Cheryl wrote both lyrics and music to There Are Angels, her inspirational single song CD which was recorded with a live orchestra to Frank Owens’ beautiful arrangement. It won several song-writing contests. Her previously released CD, Cheryl Metrick: Fantasy & Romance, is a recording of one of her NYC cabaret shows. A new CD consisting entirely of songs written by her will be released soon. Also, her latest is a new 2-CD set of guided meditations which correlate with the book,On the Wings of Inspiration: Exploring Our Inner Life through Interpretive Symbols. Cheryl wrote and recites these meditations. The music was composed and is played by Frank Owens.

Cheryl sings genres from pop, jazz, and classic rock to old standards and musical theatre. She has performed at many Resorts and Hotels as well as cabaret clubs, charitable events, and industrials in the NYC/tristate area.

Cheryl’s interests include spirituality, music, acting, art, poetry, writing, humanitarianism, ecology, prevention of cruelty to animals, old movies, reruns of Twilight Zone, and just about anything by Frank Capra, Hitchcock or Spielberg.

Montclair, New Jersey–based life coach and counselor, Jeree Wade, MA, is in private practice specializing in spiritually focused life coaching, counseling, and healing workshops. Her interests lie in continued research in the areas of emotional intelligence, compulsive caregiving, self-esteem, and empathy. She supports her clients in exploring self-empathy as well as self-responsibility.

Ms. Wade developed a group model that is both inclusive and accepting. It is limited to six people, and the focus is on issues of self-confidence, productivity, self-care, and empathy. The model includes John Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements and addresses improving relationships at home and at work.

With a degree in theater arts and a master’s degree in counseling psychology, Ms. Wade created and conducted Serenity Seminars over the last twenty years. These stimulating yet serene weekend seminars combine traditional group process, cognitive therapy, music, and relaxation.

Until she attained her graduate degree in 1995, Jeree enjoyed a career as a professional singer/actress. This attracts many working artists to her practice and seminars. She also performs a one-woman theater piece: Midlife . . . Oh the Drama! This performance has entertained and inspired many healing discussions in seminars and groups.

Jeree Wade continues to perform and produce theatrical shows, and she also maintains her private practice, small groups, and seminars. She is happy in both careers and is aptly capable of balancing the counseling / life coaching with the producing and performing. She does so ethically and with integrity.