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Get Ready to Live an Inspired Life

Marie Vega-Byrne, founder of Beyond Rubies Coaching, is a professional coach who guides individuals and professionals to reach and stretch their upper limits. Clients working with her become focused and detailed. “They discover who they are being, not just what they are doing,” she shares. “The details about what they want to achieve is crystalized in their lives.”

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GARNER Arts Center Announces Opening of Ned Harris Education Studio

GARNER Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of the Ned Harris Education Studio, made possible by the generosity of TAYLOR and the Ned Harris Family. The gift allows GARNER Arts Center to welcome the public into the GARNER Historic District for classes taught by the working professionals found within the 19th century textile mill turned artist, artisan & manufacturing village. Classes offered within the Ned Harris Education Studio will supplement GARNER Arts Center’s on-going arts education program.

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Enhance Your Life with Mindfulness by Dr. Sally Nazari

Sixty years ago, modern scientists began studying the brains of people who regularly engaged in meditation practices. They found that these practitioners could weather stressful events with more resilience, come up with more original and creative ideas and engage in improved cognitive functioning such as memory recall. In the last ten years, we also have come to discover that every time we think, feel or act, a neural connection occurs in our brain. Things that we think, feel or do most often strengthen these connections and pathways and those connections that we don't use become weakened and begin to fade away. We may notice this with our habits that have become automatic and often mindless.

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Safe Haven Arts Now Accepts Cigna

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist Lorraine Murphy, owner of Safe Haven Arts in Highland Mills, is pleased to announce her participation in the Cigna network. “As art therapy becomes more widespread with proven effectiveness, insurance companies are starting to follow suit,” she explains. “Cigna is a leader in this by bringing qualified art therapy providers into their network. Many other health insurance companies are moving in a similar direction through out-of-network reimbursement for art therapy services.”

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Love and Truer Healing by Ronnie Figueroa

I believe we are born with an innate ability and desire to love and be loved. There has been much research, as well as personal accounts that have suggested this to be true. However, how do we determine if our love is genuine and balanced? It happens as we connect more genuinely to our truer selves and it manifests itself as caring, giving, forgiveness, true grief, maintaining presence and more.

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Finding Peace and Joy with Yoga by Paula Heitzner

Throughout time, life as we know it has continued to evolve as advances such as the wheel, the steam engine and air travel, came about. More recently, the internet and electronics are influencing our daily lives. These developments were intended to bring more ease and enjoyment to all lives and to expand the borders of all phases of meaningful living. However, in many ways they may have missed their mark and as a society we are busier than ever, enjoying ourselves less, assaulted by visual and audio stimulation and always running the race against time. These so-called advances are being rivaled by the influences of the ancient practice of yoga.

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Foodie Spotlight: AJ’s Catering and Take Out

AJ’s Catering and Take Out has carved a niche in the heart of Pearl River. Having opened the doors to his business over four years ago, Chef AJ Servidio has changed the way people look at take out and catering. His philosophy is culinary old school where meals start from scratch with fresh ingredients and local products.

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Orange County in Bloom Art Exhibit

This July, the Wallkill River School of Art will be partnering with volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners program to host the Orange County in Bloom art exhibit. This group exhibit will feature artworks depicting Orange County’s bounty, and floral arrangements interpreting those paintings, through flowers grown and arranged by the volunteer gardeners. The exhibit will be on display throughout July with a reception held on July 8 from 5-7pm. Awards will be given in 2 categories: best painting, and best floral arrangement.

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Nutritional Therapy Practice Opens in Stony Point

Kim Jordan is excited to announce the establishment of her practice, Root and Branch Nutrition, in Stony Point. As the first Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in Rockland, she is trained in a foundational approach to nutrition and wellness.

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Nursery School of the Nyacks Now Enrolling for 2017- 2018 School Year

Nursery School of the Nyacks (NSN) is a cooperative nursery school rooted in the Bank Street College philosophy of childhood education. They offer morning preschool classes for children ages 2 – 4.

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