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Community Spotlight: Laser Revision for Pediatric Patients

Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman, owner of Hudson Valley Pediatric Dentistry, is pleased to announce that her office now offers laser revision of tongue and lip ties for infants and children who may be suffering from difficulty breastfeeding and speech. “A tongue or lip tie is when the frenum (tissue) that naturally connects the tongue and lip to its surrounding structures is too short or tight. This can impede normal function,” she explains. “In other words, the upper lip is unable to flange properly to allow for a deep latch and the tongue’s ability to extrude and elevate efficiently is impaired.”

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Empowering your Child with Centered Martial Arts

On August 5 at noon, the Fire Mountain School of Resilience Fitness Training and Centered Martial Arts invites the community to experience the awesome power of Yi. “There is more to Centered Chinese Martial Arts (CCMA) training than kicks, blocks and fighting. More than respect, discipline and focus. These are all important elements of CCMA training, tools and lessons that serve the greater purpose of building spiritual power to protect and nurture life,” says Sifu Ed D'Urso, founder of the Fire Mountain School of Resilience Fitness Training and Centered Martial Arts. “But, it all begins with what the Chinese call Yi and it is the spiritual energy that precedes growth and change.”

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Introducing Bell Lifestyle Products New Look Nationwide

With over 20 years of experience, Bell Lifestyle Products Inc., in South Haven, Michigan, is introducing a new look for its complete line of over 60 natural supplements across 13 health categories. Bell continues to expand its line of products, most recently launching a new, all-in-one bladder and urinary tract support formulation, see page 32, and a new line of sports supplements.

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Floral Throughways Garden Clubs Help Beautify Roads

Displays of flowers populating highway meridians, road embankments and adjacent green spaces are often due to the efforts of garden clubs working with state departments of transportation (DOT). Some of these pioneers also inspire other clubs to pursue similar collaborations, often with public support.

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Enlightening Ideas about Money Think Independence, Intimacy, Integrity by April Thompson

Money influences our choice of job or home, and sense of security, worth and power; it can also make life more or less convenient. Yet, despite its essential importance, money is often a forbidden topic among family members.

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Moving Beyond Life’s Drama and Trauma by Peter Heymann

Every person, no matter how happy they seem, has experienced either drama or trauma in their upbringing. These experiences are powerful forces in our formative years.

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Get Ready to Live an Inspired Life

Marie Vega-Byrne, founder of Beyond Rubies Coaching, is a professional coach who guides individuals and professionals to reach and stretch their upper limits. Clients working with her become focused and detailed. “They discover who they are being, not just what they are doing,” she shares. “The details about what they want to achieve is crystalized in their lives.”

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GARNER Arts Center Announces Opening of Ned Harris Education Studio

GARNER Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of the Ned Harris Education Studio, made possible by the generosity of TAYLOR and the Ned Harris Family. The gift allows GARNER Arts Center to welcome the public into the GARNER Historic District for classes taught by the working professionals found within the 19th century textile mill turned artist, artisan & manufacturing village. Classes offered within the Ned Harris Education Studio will supplement GARNER Arts Center’s on-going arts education program.

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Enhance Your Life with Mindfulness by Dr. Sally Nazari

Sixty years ago, modern scientists began studying the brains of people who regularly engaged in meditation practices. They found that these practitioners could weather stressful events with more resilience, come up with more original and creative ideas and engage in improved cognitive functioning such as memory recall. In the last ten years, we also have come to discover that every time we think, feel or act, a neural connection occurs in our brain. Things that we think, feel or do most often strengthen these connections and pathways and those connections that we don't use become weakened and begin to fade away. We may notice this with our habits that have become automatic and often mindless.

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Safe Haven Arts Now Accepts Cigna

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist Lorraine Murphy, owner of Safe Haven Arts in Highland Mills, is pleased to announce her participation in the Cigna network. “As art therapy becomes more widespread with proven effectiveness, insurance companies are starting to follow suit,” she explains. “Cigna is a leader in this by bringing qualified art therapy providers into their network. Many other health insurance companies are moving in a similar direction through out-of-network reimbursement for art therapy services.”

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