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Articles from: February 2017

Personalized Hospice Care for Better Quality of Life

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United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) is here for you when time matters most. UHR is the premier provider of specialized care, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families affected by serious illness in Rockland County. Compassionate bereavement care is provided to surviving hospice families and others in the community who have experienced a loss. Hospice care is available in patients’ homes, local hospitals, skilled nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes. Residential care also is available at UHR’s Joe Raso Hospice Residence, a home-like setting that provides an alternative for individuals who can no longer remain at home for various reasons.

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How Improving Your Relationships Is Key to Good Health by Liz Whalen

I love practicing Ayurveda because it truly is a holistic form of medicine. When I meet with a new client for the first time, I don’t just ask them about their symptoms. I ask them about how they are feeling, what they are thinking, and how their relationships are. My clients are often surprised when I explain that their relationships are a key factor in regard to their health. Allow me to elaborate: Your stress levels affect most every function in your body, including immune function, digestion, reproductive function and sleep. When we are in a constant state of even moderate stress, it can negatively impact these systems. If left untreated, stress eventually can lead to disease.

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Yoga Begin Where You Are by Bridget Rawls Peterson

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You have made the commitment to be more proactive about your health and have decided that yoga will be part of that commitment. But where do you begin this practice if you have never done yoga?

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Positively Priming the Mind Workshop


Kim Serafini, founder and CEO of MindPT, will be the keynote speaker at a Positively Priming the Mind Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22 in New York City. Participants will learn more about the research and technology behind the accelerated learning tool called Mind Power Technology (MindPT) that serves businesses, nonprofits, organizations and entrepreneurs in creating positive results by priming the mind to start each day on a positive note.

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Achieve Optimal Health with Nutrition Class and Weight Loss Program

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Dr. Janette Asaro Pena of Newburgh Chiropractic helps her clients keep their New Year's Resolutions with two options—her successful nutrition class and the weight loss program. “My nutrition class is geared toward educating you on the myths of weight loss and how to make healthy choices for you and your family. I pair that with a customized weight loss program that really works long-term,” she explains. “You can do it.”

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Strengthen Your Mind, Body and Soul with Tai Chi by Felicia Somma and Marlene Stefanelli

Which of us has not been intrigued when observing seemingly elderly people, up at sunrise, moving simultaneously, slowly, fluidly, gracefully and effortlessly in what we collectively know as Tai Chi? Have you wondered if you could move so gracefully? Balance seems to come easily to them and they look so peaceful.

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Enrich Your Partnerships Tips for Mindful Relationships by Dr. Sally Nazari

Relationships can be some of the most incredible experiences of our lives. They also can be difficult. You want to feel connected to your partner, yet sometimes it may feel like there is a wall up between the two of you. You want to understand your partner, but find you sometimes feel like you’re speaking two different languages. You may have the same argument again and again and can predict exactly how it will go, yet never can come to a resolution. Mindful relationships can offer a way to reach a greater point of connectivity and resolution.

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Natural Burial Boutique Opening February 2017

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Dying to Bloom will open its doors in February to offer a range of unique burial products for a natural return to the earth in a comforting retail store located in Nyack. The boutique provides a selection of burial products specifically chosen for their harmonious, natural, environmental qualities, such as lovely hand crafted biodegradable caskets, shrouds, unique urns and artistic memorial products for humans and pets.

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Local Author Profile Get Out of Your Own Way… And Get On With It: A Practical Guide to Stop Self-Judgment and Negative Thinking by Peter E. Heymann

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“Wouldn’t it be great if life came with instructions? No matter what the circumstances of your life have been, you have the power to unlock your full potential and become the person you were always meant to be,” assures career and life coach Peter Heymann. In his new book, he will show you that when you develop a clearer understanding of why you are the way you are and then consciously choose how you want to move forward, you can achieve positive change in your life.

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Preparing for a First Dental Visit by Dr. Sherri Alpert

If children are fearful of visiting the dentist, it can be a very difficult task to get them to go willingly. Therefore, it is important that your child understand that you will be there every step of the way. Many children are frightened of the unknown so if you are able to explain what will happen during their dental visit without using emotionally charged language like hurt or pain, the visit will go a lot more smoothly. Make sure that your child knows that you will be his or her advocate and ask the dentist to stop and explain what is going on at any point if it seems like your child is becoming fearful. You can make up a secret word or signal between your child and yourself if your child needs you to step in.

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