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Articles from: August 2015

Helping Families Navigate Special Education Services

“Every child deserves to achieve success in school. For children with special needs, additional supports are necessary to ‘level the playing field’ and help them to reach their potential. We are there to help families access the supports their children need,” shares Open Doors Educational Advocates co-founders Triesha Foglia-Edwards and Patricia Eger.

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Improve Gut Health for Behavioral Issues

“Does your child have trouble focusing or sitting still. Is he or she struggling with academics or suffer from any other behavioral issue? Are you looking for a natural and holistic approach to relieving such behavior? If so, I can help,” says Lauren Murphy, certified holistic health coach and member of The Feingold Diet. “The Feingold Diet is an elimination diet of identified additives, preservatives, dyes and salicylates that can be triggering ADD, ADHD and autistic behaviors.”

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Say Yes to You

“I was reminded recently that one day several years ago, my life had become unmanageable and that I had lost not only my source of income but that I was emotionally and spiritually lost as well. So I made the decision to start where I was, with what I had, to live a fuller life than I had ever known,” shares life coach Marie Vega-Byrne.

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Growth and Healing with Hypnosis by Elizabeth Stremouchow and Catherine Moran

The first records of hypnosis go back over 2,500 years in ancient China and Egypt. Hypnosis existed as an art for many years afterwards, but it was Franz Anton Mesmer, an Austrian physician who lived from 1734 to 1815, who first coined the term ‘mesmerized’. Later, in the 1800s, a group of physicians discovered that whatever healing occurred with hypnosis was not the result of anything magical but because of the power of suggestion. In 1843, James Braid, a Scottish surgeon, first used the term “hypnosis” from Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep, giving it the name we still use to this very day.

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Natural Summer Skincare Products for Your Family

Nettle & Hive, a parent and child boutique specializing in natural and conscious goods, carries an array of products such as pre & post-natal goods, children’s apparel and toys, baby gear and eco-conscious home supplies.

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Open House at Innovative Learning Community in Rock Tavern

Birch School founder Kate Fox invites parents and caregivers to an informational open house on Tuesday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. “The Birch School is an innovative learning community preparing students for the 21st century that offers a child-centered, individualized program for students in grades 2 – 12. Now entering its fourth year, the school is breaking new ground in education.”

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Look and Feel Great this Summer

“My Shaklee story began when a neighbor introduced me to Shaklee vitamins and I felt a big difference in my health. It was only later than I learned about Shaklee’s commitment to using the purest and most potent ingredients. Shaklee products work because Shaklee invests hundreds of millions of dollars to develop products that are always safe, always green and world-class,” explains Nickie Olori.

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Art Therapy Offers Children Hope of Help by Patricia Quinn MS, ATR-BC, LCAT

Art therapy can be very helpful to adults and children. Art can be especially important for children and adolescents as it offers away to communicate feelings and experiences for which they may not have words. The graphic elements and symbolic content of art created in different mediums can increase understanding of the cause of depression, anxiety or behavior problems. And, as with other kinds of therapy, interaction with the therapist may pinpoint attention, attachment, and developmental issues as well as reveal the strengths a child will use to overcome them.

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Move into a Healthy New Body

Elise Bacon’s early training in dance and gymnastics led to a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase. In 1998 she became one of the first certified instructors and in 2006 she became nationally certified through the Pilates Method Alliance. She founded Pilates of New Paltz in 1995 to bring the highest quality of Pilates training to the Hudson Valley. “Our five experienced instructors have a diverse background along with a common passion for sharing the finest Pilates instruction available,” shares Bacon.

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Explore Your Creativity Become a Healing Artist by Eleanora Amendolara

Creativity is our birthright. It is not something one has to learn; it’s something that everyone is born with. And yet, it’s common for adults to feel disconnected from their creativity. When people do seek out creative outlets, they’re often limit themselves to ‘the arts’ with painting, music and writing as the obvious choices. In reality, there are countless other ways to explore creativity.

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