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Tables Still Available at Rockland Green Festival

On Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority will host its Fourth Annual Environmental Day, Living Green in Rockland, at their facilities in Hillburn.

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4 Steps To Maximize Health In Pregnancy by Jill Cruz

In traditional cultures, pregnant and nursing women are given the most prized, nutrientrich foods. Others are willing to sacrifice their share of these foods because they understand that healthy mothers make healthy babies. So if the secret to healthy babies is healthy moms then the health of pregnant women should be given the highest priority. Here are 4 steps to maximize mom’s health during pregnancy.

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Sol Full Yoga Announces New Name and Outdoor Yoga for Summer

“I am pleased to announce that Bumblefly Yoga has changed its name, but not our mission which is to get everyone all shapes and sizes doing yoga,” shares owner Arlene Kobylinski. “Our new name is Sol Full Yoga and we are still located in the same great spot in Central Valley.” Forthcoming plans for the space include revamping our outside space to offer outdoor yoga this summer. We also are adding infrared heat to teach hot yoga. With the summer months, hot classes go to about 86 degrees but once September is here, be ready for the super-hot classes.

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Cooking with Spring Greens by Donna Douglass

Do you want to have more energy, look great and feel really good? Then you need some greens in your life. Most people overlook these beautiful plants because they are not aware of how easy they are too prepare and that they are a delicious powerhouse of nutrition.

What are the Benefits of Greens?

These dark leafy greens are full of micronutrients called phytochemicals and protect against cancer and many other diseases. Most of these leafy greens contain vitamin A, C, E and K and are a great source of calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. They are high in fiber, folic acid and dozens of trace minerals and nutrients. They help with vision, bone, skin and cell health, boost the immune system and can help improve cardiovascular, liver and kidney function. They give you energy and can help fight depression.

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Sanctuary Yoga Offers Open Forum Dates

Sanctuary Yoga will be offering Open Forum dates on May 8th and June 8th where students of yoga can spend some time with the Yoga Mountain teaching staff, take classes with them and discuss ideas and concerns, and review concrete information on the program dates, prices and payment options.

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Caribbean and Mediterranean Fusion Restaurant Now Open

Luminesque Café, in downtown Nyack, is the collaboration of two women from two different backgrounds, whose culture and upbringing greatly influenced their passion for cooking.

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Movement is Key in Lifelong Learning by Lynn Kenny

Children are like little sponges. They learn so quickly and retain so much of what they learn. If you think about what our children accomplish in a single year, it really is incredible. How is it possible that at the beginning of life, a baby cannot even focus her eyes, and by the end of the year, she will probably be walking, talking, and feeding herself? The answer is movement. Babies learn through movement. In fact, all of us have access to this kind of learning for our entire lives. We just need to keep on moving in new directions.

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New Nutrition Classes

“As a certified health coach, I often have people tell me that they exercise but can’t lose weight or they eat healthy but can’t lose weight. A common denominator is that they are not doing both. For overall health, you need to eat healthy and exercise,” shares Lori Douglass of Simply Nutrition Healthy Counseling.

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Natural Awakenings Offers New Dating Website

Natural Awakenings is premiering a new online dating site, NaturalAwakeningsSingles.com, in partnership with the Conscious Dating Network, the Internet’s largest and oldest conscious/spiritual/green dating site.

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Healthy Digestion 101: Tips to Support Digestive Wellness

Despite the messages you get from most media, good nutrition isn’t just about calories or carbs. How you eat and other lifestyle habits (food-related or not) can affect how well your body uses the fuel you give it. Digestive health expert Elaine Zeitler shared these great tips for keeping your engine running smoothly:

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