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Articles from: July 2015

OCLT Awarded Grants to Advance Conservation Efforts

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The Orange County Land Trust (OCLT) has received funding for their assistance in conservation related projects in the Hudson Valley and Delaware River Basin.

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Zinc Deficiency: Diagnosis and Treatment by Michal Luchins

Many people are zinc deficient and do not realize it. Zinc is important because it activates areas of the brain that receive and process information from taste and smell. It also plays a critical role in the immune and digestive systems, and is needed to prevent various mood and hormonal disorders.

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Horizon Hypnosis Center Now Open in Circleville

Sisters Elizabeth Stremouchow and Catherine Moran, both guild-certified consulting hypnotists, are pleased to announce the opening of the Horizon Hypnosis Center, dedicated to helping those who are seeking aid through hypnosis. “We are very excited and privileged to have the opportunity to improve our client's lives through hypnosis,” shares Stremouchow. “Born and raised as New Yorkers, we seek to bring a special local touch to our community,” she continues.

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Serenity Through Sound

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Dean and Kat Baker of Lapis Studio ~ Serenity Through Sound in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, are pleased to return for harmonic energy group sessions being held August 22.

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Avoiding Teen Substance Abuse in Summer by Jenna McKean

Summer breaks consist of longer, warmer days, perhaps with fewer responsibilities and often less parental supervision for teens. The summer also is the most dangerous time for teens to be experimenting with drugs and alcohol. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMSHA), youths between the ages 12-17 are more likely to start using drugs or alcohol during the summer months compared to any other times during the year.

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy by Dr. Richard Huntoon

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, summer is the time when the element of fire is strongest. Fire, one of five elements whose cosmic energies succeed one another throughout the year, particularly relates to the heart and is strongest in high summer. Now is the ideal time to become more aware of this hardworking organ and how best to take care of it to avoid cardiovascular disease.

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Soul Activating Workshop in New York City


Master healer, author and teacher Eleanora Amendolara of the Sacred Center in Warwick will bring her class “Illuminate Your Reality, Activate Your Soul” to New York City’s Open Center on Saturday, August 8 from 2 to 6 p.m.

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Aikido Harmonizing with Energy by Glen Matsuda

The Japanese martial art Aikido was founded in the early 20th century by Morehei Ueshiba after he studied jujutsu and other arts involving the sword and staff. In the early 1950s, Ueshiba turned over leadership of Hombu Dojo, the Aikido headquarters, to his son Kisshomaru who was responsible for standardizing the organization. It was during this time that aikido fully developed to its present form.

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Healthy Rewards for Loyal Sweetpea’s Customers

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There has been a natural food market serving the neighbors of Nyack on the corner of Main Street and Broadway for over 30 years. That’s just about as long as current owner, David Collins has been in the health food business. Now, known as Sweetpea’s Market, although some still refer to it as Born of Earth or Back to Earth, the shop has found its stride as a natural food market and restaurant, providing the most nutritious, wholesome prepared foods made fresh in its kitchen daily. Daily menus are posted to their Facebook page each morning beckoning customers to eat-in or take out. A comfortable seating area at the front of the store offers views of bustling and eclectic downtown Nyack.

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Yoga for Nepal Fundraiser to be held at Locust Grove on July 19

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Yoga and holistic practitioners unite throughout the Hudson Valley on Sunday, July 19 to raise funds and energetic healing for the people of Nepal. Held at the Samuel Morse Estate Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, Yoga for Nepal will include a full schedule of yoga classes from 10 am to 5 pm in the grand ballroom. Bring your own mat for the yoga classes, which take place every hour on the hour in the grand ballroom. Classes will be open to all levels and attendees will be able to come and go throughout the day.

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