Each of us has experienced anxiety many times throughout the course of our lives. Everyday events often cause stress which leads to having anxious thoughts and feelings. Pressure at one’s job, demands of family life, even things we look forward to such as hosting a holiday gathering or moving to a new home will often make us feel overwhelmed and can result in negative emotions. Usually these sensations of being stressed and anxious are temporary and will dissipate quickly once the urgency of the situation has passed.
The ancient bond between femininity, fertility and healthy growth is being rekindled at Cropsey Community Farm as farm manager Pearl Wetherall takes charge of Rockland County’s first organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), a project of Rockland Farm Alliance.
Research has shown Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to be an effective method for recovery from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CPT is an evidenced based therapy, which means that it has been proven to be effective through rigorous scientific research. It helps individuals understand and change how they think about their trauma and its aftermath by connecting thoughts, feelings, behavior and physical reactions. Recognizing how certain thoughts about trauma bring on stress can lead to finding more positive ways to deal with the trauma.
Everyone can live their dream, everyone. It’s not always easy. It takes work, dedication and persistence. First you have to believe in yourself.
Years ago I was diagnosed with Behcet’s Disease (BD), an autoimmune disorder with no known cause. In addition to osteoarthritis and severe fatigue, symptoms included joint pain and swelling, major gastrointestinal problems, mouth and skin lesions and more. Since BD is an inflammatory blood vessel disease, it affected many parts of my body. After being on medications for years, my body began experiencing the side effects of those medications. My health was suffering and it carried out into all areas of my life.
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At The Children's School of Yoga we provide existing camps a children's yoga program that has a fun filled weekly themed class with one of our trained children's yoga teachers for children from 18 month olds through young adult.
Wallkill River School in Montgomery offers a unique program exploring nature through art. Children romp through open fields at Benedict Town Park using their creative imaginations in fun programs like NERF camp and Scavenger Sculpture. Or children paint rolling hills and river scenes plein air with a professional artist/teacher using easels and real art materials (yes, parents can join in) or learn botanical sketching basics and herbal identification on exploratory sketching safaris around the park. Art classes also happen indoors in our Montgomery galleries where children from ages 4 to teen can learn basics of art, painting and drawing, fiber, clay, anime, cartooning, and even performing and circus arts. Some classes are open to adults and children and some adult classes run concurrently with children's classes so mom can enjoy some art fun as well.
Together we can live as fully balanced human beings and have a civilization that continues to evolve toward oneness. There is a better way to life and to expand as a civilization, instead of bringing negativity and disharmony upon ourselves.