Heading out to the shore, mountains, or on an impromptu adventure for Labor Day weekend? Pack some homeopathic first aid remedies for your weekend fun. Hopefully, you won’t need them but in case you do, they just might save your vacation. It’s a snap to treat common injuries and ailments such as motion sickness during travel and recreation.
In her 20 years as a family practitioner in Hartsdale and Spring Valley, Dr. Susanne Saltzman has successfully combined the cause-based approach of functional medicine with the highly individualized remedies that characterize homeopathy.
Sewing and garment construction used to be part of the standard school curriculum but, for a variety if reasons, most schools have eliminated it completely. However, there still are many benefits that come from mastering this skill.
The excitement, anxiety and wonder that students feel as they begin a new school year marks an important time for growth and discovery for both children and their parents and caregivers as well. As the busy days of summer give way to routine, and parents and caregivers seek out activities and creative endeavors for their children, they also should be doing the same for themselves. Use some of those quiet moments when the kids are in school for self-reflection of your personal goals and creative pursuits.
Creativity is a word I hear often in my studio—usually in the context of people saying they do not have any. It is striking to me how many people judge themselves as to not having any creativity. How do they know? My belief is that everyone can be creative in some way; they just need to ‘tap’ into themselves.
Throughout history, humans have been striving to live in harmony with the environment around them and improve their well-being. Let’s explore how one of our greatest natural resources, the sun, impacts our wellbeing and can be incorporated into the inner atmosphere of our homes.
The term “health coach” is a relatively new term that is finding its way into our everyday life. You may have heard of a friend or acquaintance who lost weight or was able to overcome a chronic condition with the help of a health coach. Or perhaps your doctor or chiropractor advised you to connect with a health coach for support with a particular health goal. Or maybe your local yoga studio, gym or spa hosted a talk by a health coach.
Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past thirty years. Obese children are at higher risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea and many other complications. It also can lead to many health issues including heart disease and Type 2 diabetes in adulthood. There is hope though. Prevention for childhood obesity is just a few healthy choices away.
Anyone who loves a child with special needs wants to see that child grow and develop to his or her full potential. Many parents go searching for ways to bring this about but, instead, may be faced with professionals who are focused on the child’s limitations rather than what is possible. This is when the search often begins for natural alternatives that concentrate on more hopeful outcomes for the child. The Feldenkrais Method® for learning is just such a method that can make the seemingly impossible possible by tapping into the vital relationship between movement and learning. Feldenkrais practitioners foster an approach that focuses on what the child does successfully so as to begin to embrace each child’s full potential.
The patient was a frail, elderly woman who was in the hospital for the fourth time in six months. Her loving daughter had made a promise that she would never let her mother go to a nursing home, yet now she was facing a heart-wrenching dilemma. She knew her mother needed more nursing care than she knew how to provide. She also realized that the repeated hospitalizations and trips to the doctor were taking a toll on her mother and herself. The daughter began to remember what she had gone through with her father a few years earlier and tears welled up in her eyes.