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Articles from: September 2015

Thriving in the New Season by Mary Looram

For many people, no matter your age, September seems to signify a fresh start. For numerous individuals, it is a time for new school supplies and new teachers. For young adults, the encroachment of autumn does not always bring the excitement it may have at one time. The school year, particularly for college students, can mean a return to stress, lack of sleep and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Instead of feeling that you are just surviving, here are some ways to thrive by making changes early and getting into good habits.

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3 Recipes Using Farmers’ Market Ingredients by Michelle Timothee

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Farmers’ Markets are a great place to find ingredients to try new recipes. Here are some ideas for a side dish or salad, an entrée and a dessert.

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The ABC’s of for Back to School by Doreen Foxwell

It's that time of year when parents are preparing for their children to go back to school. They will purchase new clothes, new backpacks, new lunch boxes and new school supplies. How about also preparing your child for school with the ABC's of yoga?

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How Vision Can Impact School Success by Dr. Michal Luchins

I recently had a conversation with a friend whose child struggles in elementary school. The principal said that the child can try some medications to help him better concentrate or the child should go elsewhere. The principal illustrated his point with the following parable. “If I have a factory that makes vases and some of the vases are brittle and therefore breaking too easily, then I cannot continue to make those vases in my factory.”

What about making different types of vases? Perhaps this more brittle material may produce more delicate but beautiful vases?

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Best Loved Body-Mind-Spirit Expo Returns to NJ

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The ever-popular Awaken Wellness Fair, our area’s oldest and best loved bodymind- spirit-green expo, returns to Fort Lee this fall for the third time. The Fair takes place on Sunday, September 27 in Fort Lee from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Yoga for Low Back Pain by Bridget Rawls Peterson

I often ask my students at the beginning of a class if they have any requests and the most common one I receive is for relief from lower back tension and pain.

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New Teacher Training at Sol Full Yoga

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Have you been thinking about becoming a yoga instructor? If so, attend Sol Full Yoga’s informational sessions on either Tuesday, September 1 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. or on October 2 at 12:30 p.m. Sol Full Yoga owner Arlene Kobylinski will be offering a 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved teacher training beginning October 16.

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Rockland’s Got Talent Revue

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The Rockland's Got Talent Revue, a seriously fun, familyfriendly fundraiser to benefit the Rockland Water Coalition, is being held September 29 at the Nyack Center in Nyack. The event features a Meet, Greet and Eat dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by The Really Big Show at 7:30 p.m. Raffle drawings will be held at 9 p.m.

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Transitioning into the Life that We Love by Marie Vega-Byrne

Do you believe the roads are paved with gold bricks? Do you believe today is the future that you created yesterday? Life as we know it is so much more than we experience.

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Experience Yoga at the New Age Center

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The New Age Center in Nyack is home to a variety of events, including yoga classes. It houses the Nyack Yoga Center which was established in 1974 by Paula Heitzner, E-RYT 500, who has had the privilege of training and working with most of the county’s best yoga teachers. Her classes are 2 hours long and change weekly. “Although my clases are mixed levels, each student gets individualized attention as needed in a supportive and playful atmosphere,” she shares.

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