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Articles from: September 2014

Osteopath Physician Welcomes New Doctors

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For over 20 years, Barbara Gordon- Cohen, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, has been practicing integrative medicine and osteopathic manipulative therapy with board certifications in family practice and neuromuscular medicine. She is pleased to announce that John Juhl, DO, and Martin Torrence DO, will be joining her. Both are board certified in family medicine and osteopathic medicine and are experienced at osteopathic manipulative medicine.

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Massage, Caregiving and the Elder Client by Jen Servidio

There are many different forms of caregiving. The role of a parent is one of the most common however, there may be many times throughout a person's lifetime when they may need to be a caretaker for parents, friends or neighbors as well. As the baby boomer generation ages, more and more people are finding themselves in the roles of caregiver or care recipient. In Belden, Russonello & Stewart’s research for the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP they described the average caregiver as "…a 46 year old female who has some college education, works, and spends more than 20 hours per week providing unpaid care to her mother."

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Omelet or Frittata for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner by Heather Wojehowski

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Ever hear the sayings ‘eat like a king in the morning’ or ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’? We hear these so often because they are true. One egg has six grams of protein, which means one three-egg omelet will satisfy over one-third of your daily intake of protein. Starting each day with a good dose of protein curbs hunger, prevents unnecessary snacking, improves concentration and boosts physical energy. In short, breakfast rocks! Breakfast can be eaten all day because who says the most stellar meal of the day only should be served once. Breakfast for dinner works for several reasons. On nights when no one is in the mood to cook and the fridge is getting bare, there usually is something that can be made into a nutritious and delicious meal and for some reason eggs are the one thing kids just might finish on their plate. Breakfast makes everyone happy. Below is a recipe for an omelet or frittata utilizing every vegetable you will find in your vegetable garden or can easily pick up at any grocery store or farmer's market.

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Confessions of a Yoga Teacher by Nancy Mahon

Years ago, I used to perceive yoga instructors as mystical, enlightened beings streaming with wisdom as they took each confidently balanced step through life with ease. It wasn’t until I heard a teacher complaining while snapping her finger in a yoga chair that I realized she was every bit as human as me. As a yoga teacher, therapist and a studio owner I observe this type of perception on a regular basis. The relationship between the student and teacher starts with the awe of the practice, unfolding the wonderful truths of yoga to the student. We witness the yoga student’s journey and the growing trust between student and teacher. Sometimes this relationship provokes great joy and grounding. Other times not.

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$25 Gift Card – Grand Opening Special at Riverview Wellness Center

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Carolla Dost, founder of Riverview Wellness Center for Well- Being, a holistic wellness center and spa, is announcing a grand opening special. “Starting September 26 to October 25, anyone can stop by and pick up a free $25 gift card from us,” says Dost. The gift card will be good for six months from that time.

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Mind, Body & Spirit Connection Expo in Newburgh

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The annual Mind, Body & Spirit Expo is being held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. September 28 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Newburgh.

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The Healing Benefits of Reiki by Maryan Hoelzer

The healing benefits of rest and relaxation are plenty. Thankfully there are many modalities available that can help our bodies and minds to relax. Reiki is one such modality that induces a deep state of relaxation. When one is receiving a Reiki treatment, the breath slows and deepens, awareness expands, fears vanish and a liberating sense of peace and well-being is experienced. Our brain waves slow down as our bodies and thoughts do. This state of deep relaxation is the alpha brain wave state. In this state we can begin to access the wealth of creativity that lies just below conscious awareness and fresh thoughts arise.

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Vulnerability and Peace of Mind Therapy

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Holistic psychotherapist Liana Bekker brings her unique approach to help her clients discover their vulnerability and peace of mind. The Vulnerability Factor is what makes her approach to therapy unique.

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Transitioning Through the Empty Nest Syndrome by Pat Miller

September is a time when children go back to school and young adults are back to college. Maybe you have a freshman who just started her first year or your first child moved out and found his own new apartment.

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House Party for Water

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The Rockland Water Coalition invites the community to attend their “House Party for Water” fall fundraiser being held at 3 p.m. on September 28. This eco-friendly event is a benefit for the Rockland Water Coalition to help raise much needed funds to fight desalination.

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