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Achieve Your Healthy Lifestyle Goals

Alex Hausner, founder of The Fitness Haus, started his business to give back to others who have health and wellness goals similar to his. “When I growing up, I was chubby and carried around some excess fat,” he explains. “My parents helped me out by hiring a personal trainer for me. Within six months, I lost 40 pounds and completely changed my lifestyle.”

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Nyack Farmers’ Market Moves Indoors for Winter

On December 7, the Nyack Farmers’ Market will move indoors to the Nyack Center at 58 Depew Avenue for their sixth indoor market season.

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Co-working Space in Nanuet

Those seeking to make telecommuting, freelancing or other remote office arrangements in Rockland County are invited to check out CILK119.

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Raise your Vibration at Rubystar

Rubystar Healing Arts offers a unique array of cutting edge opportunities to help you grow, expand and cultivate their inner and outer being.

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Big Plans Ahead at Crystal Connection

The Crystal Connection in Wurtsboro announces several exciting happenings at the store. “For starters, we’re so happy to be able to serve our crystal community near and far with the launch of our first catalog,” shares co-owner Travis Ogden. “You can order the catalog online or call the store and we'll ship out to you.”

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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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