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Community Spotlight: Learning to Manage My Diabetes: Avital Spivak

I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes 12 years ago. My A1c, a test for average blood sugar levels, was ranging between 7.2 and 10.1. Two tests of 6.5 or higher indicate diabetes. I went to a nutritionist, diabetes educator and even to a course at the local hospital. I read books, tested my blood sugars, took medications, saw my doctor regularly, exercised and tried various strategies. For 7 years things got progressively worse and after 5 years I went on insulin. In those first 7 years I was afraid. Diabetes was impacting everything and managing me.

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Greater NY’s Best Body-Mind-Spirit Fair

The ever-popular Awaken Wellness Fair comes to Tarrytown for the 20th time. Always fresh and new, the Fair takes place on Sunday, November 19 at the Double Tree Hotel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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A Mindful Meal by Dr. Sally Nazari

Did you know that mindful eating can help you keep your weight loss goals, build your confidence and get more out of your lunch hours and dinner dates? Mindful eating helps us build a better relationship with our eating habits, the way we consume our food and its impact on not just our bodies, but also our mood.

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7th Annual Family Barn Dance

Come one, come all. It’s the seventh annual old-fashioned Family Barn Dance with contra dancing and live fiddle music at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Auditorium on Friday, November 17 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

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Hudson Valley Psychotherapy Provides Care for the Whole Family

Kelly Harris, founder of Hudson Valley Psychotherapy, has been helping children, teens and adults live happier lives for over 10 years. Harris, LCSW and Certified School Social Worker, specializes in treating individuals who struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, OCD, phobias, ADHD and self-esteem as well as life transition issues such as career, relationship and family dilemmas. She believes in using an integrative, strengths-based approach to working with her clients.

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Fermented Foods: A Healthful Tradition Makes a Comeback by Moni Schifler

While our great grandparents did without many of the conveniences of today—like electricity, cars and refrigeration—they embraced ways of eating that are getting a lot of attention these days. Granted they may not have been aware of probiotics or the gut microbiome, but somehow instinctually, the most probiotic rich foods were created with recipes passed on from generation to generation. The development of traditional brewing methods for beer, cheese and fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut and pickles all harks back to thousands of years of cultural heritage. Thankfully, we’re re-embracing these foods as we come to understand their full health-promoting potential.

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Registration for “Eating to Thrive” Nutrition Class Series Now Open

Have you ever wondered how changing your nutrition can change your life? If you're tired of being tired, frustrated with how you feel in your body, or are dealing with unresolved health problems, Eating to Thrive may be your answer.

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Small Works Art Show

The Volition Gallery is pleased to announce Surrender to Small: Juried Small Works Art Show, on display November 12, 2017 through January 5, 2018. An opening reception is being held from 2 to 5 p.m. on November 12. Artwork also will be available to view and purchase on-line at Bellans.com.

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Get Lasting Relief from Emotional Distress

Life experience brought Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Lead Trainer in ART Marsha Mandel into the field of counseling psychology in 1998, when one of her children was diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder. “I was inspired by what therapists were doing to help, and I became fascinated with how the mind works. I wanted to learn and to help others,” she says.

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Orange County Land Trust Protects 57.5 Acres of Habitat

Orange County Land Trust has conserved 57.5 acres of vital buffer lands adjacent to the Doris Duke Wildlife Sanctuary section of Sterling Forest State Park in Greenwood Lake. The agreement was finalized with Orange County Land Trust and landowners Adam J. and Tinie Filipowski of Greenwood Lake, who first contacted the Land Trust about conserving their land.

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