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Articles from: November 2017

Beyond Maria: Coming Together to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico

Luis Mendez and Waleska Sallaberry, the publishers of Natural Awakenings Puerto Rico (PR) edition for the past 15 years, have a simple request: “Please help us rebuild.”

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Voices of the Stones Holiday Show

Voices of the Stones’ biggest show will be on December 2 and 3 at the Courtyard Kingston near Target from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. They bring all their decorator specimens, healing crystals and minerals out of the warehouse and on display with a beautiful selection of quality stone jewelry and a remarkable array of stone beads to inspire creativity in making your own adornments.

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Nutrition Counseling Available

Dr. Janette Pena at Newburgh Chiropractic includes nutritional counseling to help patients better understand the relationship between health and diet. “Most Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or reversed with diet alone,” she says. “I’ll help you find the discipline you need to eat better and become healthier. When we feel better, we are kinder to others. Let's all eat healthier so we can feel better and express more kindness to all.”

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Tree of Life Tree Lighting Ceremony

United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) announces a special Tree Lighting Ceremony to remember our loved ones being held December 6 at 7:30 p.m. at energycounselor@gmail.com the Palisades Center in West Nyack. All are welcome to honor or remember a special person by purchasing a star on the Tree of Life. Each star, inscribed with the name of a loved one, will be proudly displayed on UHR’s holiday trees at the Palisades Center from November 27 through December 24. Stars are available in a variety of colors ranging in price from $10 to $500.

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Building Gratitude and Self-Trust Through Yoga by Paula Heitzner

The sacred practice of yoga can add to one’s life and fulfill the promise of better health, a calmer and less fearful worldview and a more peaceful outlook initiated from within. It can help us to establish ourselves in a basic state of trust. The asanas, or poses, help us explore the physical weaknesses we encounter and when we stop denying that we are less than perfect, we can then become purposeful in our practice. This creates a conscious awareness within us that engenders the trust of self and the process grounds us in a more selfempowering state of being. This is not only healthier, but is necessary for living our lives in a satisfying way which leads to feelings of gratitude and grace which help us define our humanity. It is an antidote to envy, greed, hate and mistrust.

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One Minute Exercise Campaign

One-minute Tongchun is a new brain education training method being employed at Body & Brain Centers across the world. One-minute Tongchun includes exercising for one minute every hour, every day. “All you have to do is stop what you’re doing for one minute. It doesn’t matter what exercise you do for that time,” says Marlene Stefanelli, owner of the New City location. “Whatever movement you make is OK.”

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Experience the Meaningful Life You Seek

“Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and wellbeing,” invites Gina Orsi, founder of Synergy of Spirit Counseling & Hypnosis Center. As a solution-focused therapist, Orsi’s goal is to help her clients uncover their true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. “By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth longstanding behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life,” she says.

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Community Spotlight: Learning to Manage My Diabetes: Avital Spivak

I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes 12 years ago. My A1c, a test for average blood sugar levels, was ranging between 7.2 and 10.1. Two tests of 6.5 or higher indicate diabetes. I went to a nutritionist, diabetes educator and even to a course at the local hospital. I read books, tested my blood sugars, took medications, saw my doctor regularly, exercised and tried various strategies. For 7 years things got progressively worse and after 5 years I went on insulin. In those first 7 years I was afraid. Diabetes was impacting everything and managing me.

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Greater NY’s Best Body-Mind-Spirit Fair

The ever-popular Awaken Wellness Fair comes to Tarrytown for the 20th time. Always fresh and new, the Fair takes place on Sunday, November 19 at the Double Tree Hotel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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A Mindful Meal by Dr. Sally Nazari

Did you know that mindful eating can help you keep your weight loss goals, build your confidence and get more out of your lunch hours and dinner dates? Mindful eating helps us build a better relationship with our eating habits, the way we consume our food and its impact on not just our bodies, but also our mood.

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