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Articles from: October 2014

Why Meditate? by Roshi Monika Genmitsu Kahn


Meditation offers one of the best ways to help quiet down our very busy minds. Each day we all are faced with worries about the future, regrets about the past and all sorts of distracting thoughts that take us away from being attentive to the present moment. These distractions make it very difficult to stay present to what is right in front of us, whether it is washing dishes, talking with a friend, helping a child get dressed or any of the thousands of activities which make up our everyday lives.

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Life and Business Coach Offers Dream Yoga and More

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Along the journey towards living the life we know we are truly meant to lead, we eventually realize we need help,” says BurnBright founder Ozioma. “BurnBright specializes in a unique method of coaching called transformational strategy that has supported people all around the world with achieving their ideas, goals and dreams.”

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Enjoying a Beautiful Garden by Kate Goodspeed

A few weeks ago I was invited to someone’s home for a luncheon, and as I turned in the drive, I looked at the planting in front of the house. There was not much to look at: the plants weren’t native to our area, and some of them looked like they had been eaten by deer. I got out of my car with a special annual arrangement filled with pretty plants and left it outside the front door. Then I went inside and said hello, looking around to admire the home’s lovely antiques.

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Chakradance® Comes to Nyack

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Chakradance, the new holistic workout, has been called “the sister of yoga” and “spiritual Zumba”. It was a big hit at the Deepak Chopra Center in California. And it’s now here in Rockland and Orange counties.

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Yoga and Lyme Disease by Tim Shannon

Can yoga bring relief to people diagnosed with Lyme disease or other diseases? For me it works. In July 2002 I became very sick. I couldn’t get out of bed. I had an extreme fever. I had a rash on the backside of my knee that the doctor thought was from a spider bite. He gave me amoxicillin and the fever went down. Soon after I developed a rash on the top of my leg and was tested for Lyme disease. My diagnosis was disseminated Lyme disease.

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Art Studio Celebrates 5 Years in Woodbury

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Suzanne Auer first opened the Art Studio in Monroe in 2003 to provide art to children. “I felt there was a need to provide art instruction to help children feel that they can create unique, beautiful art all by themselves,” she says.

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What to Know about GMO’s by Michele Corish and Jennifer Lima

The World Health Organization defines genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as “organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally…” Initially intended to protect crops from infestation and illness, the safety of this practice is highly debated.

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CPR Classes in Rockland and Bergen Counties

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“If you needed to save a loved one's life in an emergency situation, would you be up for the challenge?” asks Randi Colton, owner of FitChick Fitness. “We offer various CPR classes that fit your needs either at your home, business or school in the Rockland and Bergen County areas.” From Fundraising with CPR to CPR Parties and other CPR courses, Colton offers a wide variety of ways to learn CPR.

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Bad Breath Got You Down? by dr. Cyril Mansperger

Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety. It's apparent why stores are overflowing with gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath. Unfortunately, many are only temporary measures because they don't address the root cause.

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Kristine Ringler Now Certified in Children’s Yoga


Certified yoga and reiki practitioner Kristine Ringler is pleased to announce that she recently became certified to teach yoga to children through Young Mountain Yoga. “The training was so much fun and allowed me to play with my yoga practice in a way that I hadn’t before,” she says. “Teaching children about yoga techniques and how to be mindful is such a rewarding thing to be a part of because it helps them to be focused and intentional with their actions and bodies.” Ringler is now offering mama/baby classes in Highland Falls.

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