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Articles from: November 2015

Finding Unity and Harmony by Sifu Ed D’Urso

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 “What is required is that we unite with others, in order that all may complement and aid one another through holding together.” ~The I Ching or Book of Changes

I recently returned from vacationing with my family on Ocracoke Island, the home of the infamous pirate, Blackbeard. We had one stormy day of weather and one stormy afternoon of family conflict. Aside from this we had a warm and relaxing commune with nature and each other. It was just what we needed. My son and I have a contentious relationship that is filled with great love. We are fighters. My wife is a warrior in nature, but where we are blunt in our fighting styles, she is graceful. Together we form a team that maintains a dynamic balancing act that respectfully ranges from stormy to calm and everything in between. When the demands of everyday life are removed and it is just our three personalities and the island, the integrity of our relationships become more visible.

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Finding Your Balance with Crystals by Travis Ogden

What does balance mean to you? Having a good job, a home, a car, alone time, family time, enough sleep, a spiritual practice, exercise, diet? Balance in one’s life may mean so many things. Individuals sometimes struggle to find that place of balance. Many people’s diet is way out of balance eating because of eating processed foods or way too much of one type of food. Some are workaholics, some are way too intellectual with no sense of spirituality and some spend too much time gaming or doing other activities that do not fulfill them. It’s called mind, body, spirit for a reason, but many lose touch with one or more of those aspects.

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Beyond Bounty

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“We have come to such a rich and beautiful time of the year: the time of the harvest. Although this period marks the end of the planting and the growing season, it also begins the time to gather, give thanks and relish in the cornucopia of plenty,” says Dana DiTrani, The Spacial Specialist.

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The Benefits of Solar

More and more people are realizing the importance of taking care of our environment. Being green is not only good for the Earth but it also is economical.

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Happy Teeth Are Healthy Teeth by Dr. Victor Zeines, DDS

So you’re a happy tooth, with everything a tooth would need: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and all the other necessary minerals. Saliva’s good, not too acidic and a good salivary flow. Bacterial populations are at optimum levels. No cracking, no scalloping, no coatings. No tooth decay, gum tissue very healthy. Restorations are all biocompatible, no low grade electric current resulting from incompatible materials. Just a nice normal tongue. Because it’s so sensitive to imbalances in the body, changes can be seen in the mouth long before they affect the rest of the body. So what is the connection of a healthy mouth to a healthy body?

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4th Dan Black Belt Earned in Taekwondo by Don Wiggins

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On October 3, 2015 head instructor Don Wiggins of Chosun Taekwondo Academy of Rockland was promoted to 4th Dan Black Belt. He tested in front of a panel of high ranking taekwondo masters which included 6th Dan Master Doug Cook, 8th Dan Masters Landa, Rodriguez and Koufati and 9th Dan GM Richard Chun who is one of the highest ranking taekwondo pioneers in the United States.

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Achieving Balance and the True Wealth of Good Health by Dr. Richard Huntoon

The ability to find, maintain, and recover balance is a primary indicator of health and wellness. Perfect balance is rare. You may achieve it momentarily, but like an acrobat crossing a tightrope, you must make continuous small adjustments to maintain your equilibrium. Health, like all of life, is not static. That’s why being in a state of good health requires constant adaptation to the different influences affecting you both internally, within your body, and externally, from the surrounding environment.

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Getting Results with Science Based Nutrition

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Dr. Janette Pena, owner of Newburgh Chiropractic, has been offering Science Based Nutrition to her patients for a few months now and they have been getting great results. This general screening test provides a baseline of biomarkers to track each patient’s individual nutritional strengths and weaknesses so they can correct imbalances. “The knowledge of the science behind the diet changes helps people make healthier choices and see better results more quickly in their health and the way they feel. Patients have more energy, lose weight, pain goes away, even neuropathy goes away. Fibromyalgia is completely eliminated. It's really amazing,” shares Pena.

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Achieving Balance with Qigong and Yoga

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Zeng Natural Healing helps each individual cultivate a sense of balance. In addition to acupuncture, they offer daily Qigong and Hatha Yoga classes to purify the body, calm the mind and open the heart towards a healthy way of living. “We focus on the cultivation and movement of the internal life energy to stimulate healing, vitality and longevity,” shares Center founder Liliy Hong Zhuang.

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Hypnosis and the Great American Smokeout by Liz Stremouchow and Catherine Moran

November 20th is the day smokers are encouraged to put down their cigarettes for 24 hours, or, better yet, formulate a plan to quit for good, knowing thousands of others are attempting to do the same. Almost everyone who smokes has considered quitting once or twice. According to the American Cancer Society, “about 42 million Americans still smoke and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.”

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