At Hudson Valley Pediatric Dentistry in Middletown, they strive to maintain your child's bright and healthy smile from infancy to adulthood. Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman and her team are committed to creating a warm and nurturing environment where children can feel comfortable receiving dental care. The new state of the art office features an inviting waiting area equipped with a play area, TV and video games.
Articles from: August 2016
"What's in a name?" is a well-known question. This led me to think about "what's in a number?" 7 is a number that resonates for many and I was pleasantly surprised with how often and how many places the number 7 appears. The number 7 is known as a mystical number, marking cyclical periods for growth and development as well as figuring prominently in many ordinary circumstances. It is taught that the world was created in 7 days. There are 7 days in each week. The most seductive dance uses 7 veils. There are 7 colors in a rainbow. In folklore, the 7th son of the 7th son was believed to have special powers. Hollywood made a big movie production called 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. Euphoria is synonymous with 7th heaven. I'm sure that when one thinks about this number more examples will be forthcoming.
A young woman came to our class on making Ukranian Easter eggs. As craft projects go, this one is far from basic. It involves a delicate egg, beeswax, a primitive looking tool called a kiska, fire and dye. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll forego a description of the process and just say that making each egg is an exciting, tedious, terrifying and deeply fulfilling experience. It’s the creative process in all of its glory. Sounds a lot like life, doesn’t it? I’m not sure she knew what she was in for.
About two hours into the class, the young woman looked at her egg, nearly complete, then turned to her mother. “I’m actually going to finish,” she said as her smile widened. “I never finish anything.”
Green Meadow is one of the largest and oldest Waldorf schools in North America. As one of the few tristate-area Waldorf schools with a high school, they currently have about 365 students in nursery through twelfth grade. They also offer a parent & child program for babies and toddlers from birth to age three, and their dynamic Community Education Series, which is free and open to the public, engages and supports parents and brings in members of the larger community. They are committed to socio-economic diversity; about 35% of their families receive tuition assistance. They offer an affordable and flexible after-school program that serves children in the lower grades to help working families.
One of the questions parents ask is, “What shall I feed my children?” With fast food options and busy schedules, it can be challenging to make good choices. You probably know that sugar is a major culprit in our nation’s health problems. What you may not realize is just how much sugar is part of virtually every packaged food on the shelf of your grocery store. Packaged carbohydrates such as breads, pastas, crackers, chips, and cereals are mostly grain. Those grains have been heavily processed, stripped of most of their nutritional value, and then treated with chemical preservatives to give them a long shelf life.
“’Safe haven’ were the exact words one of my first clients used to describe our time together. It was this sense of safety and connection that allowed her to explore life events that had previously kept her isolated, fearful and angry. Our work together incorporated directive based and open therapeutic art-making to help her share the burden of her trauma and to facilitate forming a new sense of direction,” explains licensed creative arts therapist Lorraine Murphy. Safe Haven Arts offers individual, couple and family therapy sessions with children, adolescents and adults.
Sunbridge Institute, situated 30 miles outside Manhattan in the Lower Hudson Valley village of Chestnut Ridge, has been educating Waldorf teachers since 1967. In the course of its history as this nation’s oldest continuous Waldorf teacher education center, Sunbridge has prepared thousands of educators and innovators in the Waldorf school movement. As a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America, Sunbridge provides its program graduates highly-sought-after credentials for employment as Waldorf educators and leaders. Sunbridge graduates enjoy teaching and administrative careers at Waldorf schools and early childhood centers, teacher education institutes and affiliated organizations.
Stage Left produces shows by kids for kids. Since 1999 they have been providing quality productions for the community and offering cultural inspiration. Young children are empowered and develop important life skills through the medium of theater.
Highland Ophthalmology Associates, a leading eye specialty center in the Hudson Valley is now providing a revolutionary new treatment, LipiFlow®, for patients who suffer from dry eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). MGD, a progressive disease that affects some 300 million people worldwide, stems from blockages in the oilproducing meibomian glands located in the eyelids. LipiFlow unblocks the glands, allowing them to resume the secretion of oily lipids needed for a healthy tear film. The revolutionary new device Lipiview, images the Meibomian gland to determine the health of the glands. This will indicate if treatment with LipiFlow is necessary.
This is an invitation. On Saturday, August 27 at 10 a.m., you are invited to participate in a direct experience of your Wholeness. Wholeness is a state of being that goes beyond wellness. In this state of Wholeness, we realize we do not need anything to complete us, heal us or to make us happy and we understand that nothing and no one can diminish us. We can reclaim this natural state of health, vitality and fulfillment by returning to our Wholeness and relax into joy, flow, and abundance.