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s it spring yet? The sun’s return to full strength in the northern hemisphere never can come soon enough for me. This winter was seemingly the coldest and longest in recent memory. Fortunately,
the sauna at my gym was available to escape the chill, and I was able to get away to Florida for few days during one of the snowfalls. I’m sure the cold weather signals my brain to eat more carbohydrates and fats to add a layer of insulation to make it through the winter. Many cultures incorporate spring cleansing into their lifestyles. There are many programs offered by experienced practitioners that can help us reset our body’s metabolism after a long winter.
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Back Pain and Sciatica Lecture
hysical therapist Frank Crawley, founder of Crawley Physical Therapy and Rehab, will present a lecture for back pain sufferers from 6 to 7 p.m., March 14, at House of Nutrition, in Luzerne. Attendees will find out how to end back pain and sciatica without medications or surgery. Whether for the weekend warrior that pulled a muscle or the manual laborer that herniated a disc, physical therapy can help. Crawley states, “Using our wide array of treatment options, we can offer you the best possible outcome. Some of the most common neck/back injuries we see include sciatica, stenosis, herniated/bulge disc, disc degeneration and arthritis.” With access to myriad machines and health equipment, Crawley Physical Therapy and Rehab will create a program that works. Pairing that with the attention and care that their staff of doctors of physical therapy makes for a winning combination. Admission is free. Location: 50 Main St., Luzerne. RSVP required at 570-714-0436.
Edible Landscapes Provide Fresh Food
n appropriately designed edible landscape can bring a property to life; imagine picking fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries and herbs from your own back yard. Consider the benefits of a vegetable garden, a bee and butterfly garden, or a backyard orchard. Start planning now by hiring an ecological edible landscape professional to create a foodscape that is right for you. Richie Mitchell, owner of Bear Creek Organics specializes in edible landscapes. His forte is developing ecological systems that are rooted in science and centered on his expertise of the local growing conditions. He is a talented designer and has a knack for creating flow and finding balance in the landscape. Mitchell sets himself apart from other designers by maintaining an edible landscaping plant nursery, custom tailored to the Northeast. Clients can choose from a plethora of organically grown fruit and nut trees, berry and nut bushes, native perennial flowers and medicinal herbs. He asks, “What is the value of having a beautiful food-producing landscape that really works for you and your land? On the other hand, what is it costing you every year that you don’t get started?” Email BearCreekOrganics@gmail.com to schedule a consultation and follow Bear Creek Organics on Facebook to learn about upcoming speaking events and workshops. See ad page 31.
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How to Become a Streamwatcher
he Brodhead Watershed Association (BWA) is adding water warriors to its popular Streamwatch program. Volunteer training sessions will be held at 7 p.m., March 22, in Pocono Hall, Room 108, or 10 a.m., March 24, in Kapp Hall, Room 104 on the Northampton Community College Tannersville campus. Only one session is required. For 27 years, BWA Streamwatch volunteers have been checking local streams on a monthly basis. Now, with more than 70 volunteers in six sub-watershed regions of Monroe County, new volunteers are always welcome to join the efforts to ensure water quality. This program is also a good refresher course for veteran Streamwatchers. “These citizen scientists not only test for indicators of pollution, they also provide observations on the health of our streams,” says Bob Heil, BWA executive director. “With budget cuts at regulatory agencies, these volunteers are even more valuable.” If problems are discovered, BWA alerts regulatory agencies, such as the Department of Environmental Protection. To register for either training session or for more information, call 570-839-1120 or email Info@ BrodheadWatershed.org. Also visit Brodhead Watershed.org/streamwatchers.html.
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r. Edward Yanulavich, of Scranton, is offering consultations with those suffering chronic low energy, brain fog, trouble sleeping, depression or generalized lethargy. These symptoms could indicate a chemical, toxin or heavy metal build-up that is keeping the body from performing as designed. Yanulavich offers the Total Cellular Detox program, which has been shown to restore health safely by reducing toxin levels. “During a consultation, you will learn Dr. Edward Yanulavich how toxins effect hormones, your ability to loseme weight and you live an active lifestyle,” states Yanulavitch. “Our “Let help modern lifestyles expose us to so many more toxins than previous understand generations. Fromhow the factory-produced foods, chemical additives, plastic packaging to achieve your and more, these toxins effect your mood and energy levels. The TCD program can support the body with a best possible safe and effective elimination protocol to help you get your energy health” levels back to normal, so you can enjoy life once again.” Location: 727 W. Market St., Scranton. To schedule a free consultation, call 570-344-6073. See ad page 15. March 2018
Licensed Massage Classes Now Enrolling
he Lackawanna College Lake Region campus, in Hawley, is accepting applications for the 624-hour Licensed Massage Therapist program for the next class beginning in April. The program follows Pennsylvania state guidelines, with an additional 96 hours of clinical experience at The Lodge at Woodloch, in Hawley, Pennsylvania, for a total of 720 hours. It takes an innovative interdisciplinary hands-on approach to education, in which students learn about kinesiology, pathology, business practices and more. After completion of the program, students are eligible to take the massage and bodywork licensing exam through the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) in order to obtain licensure from the Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 22 percent by 2024, leading to new openings at spas, chiropractic offices, medical facilities and therapeutic massage businesses. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, this field pays on average $34,000 to $37,000 a year. For more information, call 570-226-4625, ext. 2605 or email email@example.com. See ad on page 31.
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f you have a calling to take your yoga practice deeper and share the joy of your yoga experiences with others, join Chris Loebsack, Corinne Farrell, Dana Sherman and Priya Idgunji along with guest teachers in Balance Yogaâ€™s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program beginning in late April. Interested students are welcome to join an information evening on March 19 at 6 p.m. with a free mellow yoga class followed by an informal Q and A about the training program. The course focuses on a deep understanding of anatomy, meditation, poses, developing leadership qualities, and finding the authentic voice and practice within. The Boundless Yoga Teacher Training program approaches the teaching of the art of yoga with a practical and modern sensibility. This program is designed to give the participants a comprehensive and intensive study of the broad base of yoga culminating in a journey of selfstudy and personal transformation. A $400 discount is available by registering before April 1. Location: 900 Rutter Avenue 2nd Floor, Forty Fort. Call 570-714-2777 or visit BalanceNEPA.com for more information. See ad page 35.
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Celebrate Food Lifestyles for Patrick's Day
tone Row Pub & Eatery is featuring their signature Shepherd's Pie during the Carbon County St. Patrick's Day Parade celebration March 11 in Jim Thorpe. Stone Row, set on beautiful and historic Race Street, is a plant-forward, meat-friendly restaurant with a selection of carefully curated beer, wine and craft cocktails. The menu is clearly marked to allow guests to make safe choices regarding food allergies, intolerances and general food lifestyle choices. With the inclusion of a children’s menu, there is something for everyone in this unique, casual setting. Live music venues, locally owned artisan shops, scenic train rides, skiing and snowboarding, hiking, cycling and water sports along the Lehigh River, paintball and numerous town-wide festivals and events make a trip to the Pocono Mountain town an adventurous, fun all-day or weekend adventure. Location: 45-47 Race St., Jim Thorpe, PA. For reservations (recommended), call 570-732-0465 or email StoneRowRestaurant@yahoo.com. For more information, visit StoneRowEatery.com.
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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DETERS ALZHEIMER’S According to a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers discovered the risk of dementia can be halved by engaging in physical activities like walking, dancing and gardening, which significantly improve brain volume in the hippocampus region and the frontal, temporal and parietal lobes. The scientists studied 876 participants for 30 years and completed a longitudinal memory test of the patients, which were 78 years old on average, and followed up with MRI brain scans. They recorded their physical activity and logged caloric output every week. Two other studies found that any exercise that raises our heart rate and produces sweating for a sustained period will benefit cognitive health as we age. One meta-analysis of 36 studies from Australia’s University of Canberra found that exercise improved cognition by an average of 29 percent for those older than 50; another small group study from Germany’s Otto von Guericke University, in Magdeburg, specifically showed that dancing benefits seniors’ cognition.
Leafy greens, which are rich in vitamin K, have again been shown to provide outsized benefits for heart health. Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University found that a reduced intake of vitamin K1 leads to more than triple the risk of an enlargement of the heart’s left ventricle, which reduces blood pumping volume, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers followed diet records for 766 participants ages 14 to 18 and monitored their vascular structure and functionality. When compared to those with the highest intake of vitamin K1 from foods such as spinach, cabbage and other leafy, green vegetables, those with the lowest intake were more likely to experience vascular enlargement.
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In a new working paper from the West Virginia University Department of Economics, authors Daniel S. Grossman and David J.G. Slutsky found that during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, from 2014 to 2016, there was a 58 percent rise in fetal deaths, and 275 fewer births compared to adjacent areas near Detroit.
University of Eastern Finland research on 1,621 men found that four to seven saunas per week can cut high blood pressure risk in half. Their conclusion states, “Regular sauna bathing is associated with reduced risk of hypertension, which may be a mechanism underlying the decreased cardiovascular risk associated with sauna use.”
TEEN MARIJUANA USE FOSTERS DEPRESSION Research from the University of Pittsburgh followed 158 boys and young men until the age of 22. Brain scans revealed that the teenagers using marijuana between the ages of 14 and 19 had a higher risk of depression as young adults. Marijuana users also had the lowest educational achievements. They suffered impaired connectivity in the nucleus accumbens part of the brain, which plays a central role in the reward circuit tied to two essential neurotransmitters: dopamine, which promotes desire; and serotonin, which affects satiety and inhibition. Another recent study of 521 Washington State University students noted that depressed 12-to-15year-olds were more likely to be using marijuana by age 18.
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Renewable Energy Subsidies Lag Far Behind
The G20 nations, comprising the world’s biggest economies, provide four times more public financing to support fossil fuels than renewable energy, says a report from the environmental coalition Oil Change International (Tinyurl.com/ TalkIsCheapOilReport). This took place even though German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced climate change as the heart of the agenda at the Hamburg summit in July 2017. The public financing—in soft loans and guarantees from governments along with huge fossil fuel subsidies—makes coal, oil and natural gas cheaper to use in the short run because both the front-end and back-end costs are undisclosed.
Sweet Potato Project Encourages Enterprise
The Sweet Potato Project, started by journalist Sylvester Brown, Jr., will work in partnership with St. Louis University and a small cadre of local nonprofits called the North City Food Hub to hold culinary, small business, horticulture, restaurant management, and land-ownership classes and business incubator opportunities this spring. The goal is to enable at-risk youths in North St. Louis to grow food and make money through food packaging and distribution. The project encourages people to become innovative, selfsufficient players in today’s expanding global economy. Brown says, “Success doesn’t always mean you’ve made a lot of money; it can also mean you’ve survived poverty or managed to create something.” 14
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Uncontrolled Lice Threaten Fish Industry
A surge in parasitic sea lice that attach themselves to and feed on salmon, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables, is disrupting salmon farms in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Norway and Chile. Wholesale prices for the species have already increased 50 percent over last year, leading to higher consumer prices for everything from salmon fillets and steaks to more expensive lox on bagels. Scientists and fish farmers are working on new ways to control the pests. Fish Farmer magazine states that losses by the global aquaculture industry could be as high as $1 billion annually. The only hope is to develop new methods to control the spread of the lice, which are naturally present in the wild, but thrive in the tightly packed ocean pens used for fish farming.
Hywind, the first floating wind farm in the UK, is located 15 miles offshore of Peterhead, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Its five turbines with a 30-megawatt capacity will provide clean energy to more than 20,000 homes to help meet the country’s ambitious climate change targets. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says, “The government’s commitment to the development of this technology, coupled with Statoil’s [lithium] battery storage project, Batwind, positions Scotland as a world center for energy innovation.” Hywind is operated by Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA and Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co.
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According to the United Nations, more than 800 million people today are regularly undernourished. By 2050, a rise of another 3 billion in global population is expected to escalate pressure on food supplies. The challenge means providing not just sufficient calories, but also a balanced diet for good health. Fish present a viable solution, but most of the world’s inventory is already overharvested. Some scientists propose “cutting out the middle fish” via the commercial production of marine microalgae as a staple food. They produce fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polymers and carbohydrates that humans need and that can be used to feed animals and farmed fish. Microalgae are found in both freshwater and marine aquatic systems. Only a handful of algal species are used commercially now, but hundreds of strains have similar potential. Meanwhile, innovators at Copenhagen’s future-living lab SPACE10 created the Algae Dome, a 13-foot-tall urban ecostructure powered by solar energy that pumps out oxygen and produces food in a closed-loop arrangement. This hyperlocal food system grows microalgae, which are among the world’s fastest-growing organisms and can thrive on sunshine and water almost anywhere.
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Norway Bans Deforestation Products
The Norwegian Parliament Standing Committee on Energy and Environment has pledged that the government will follow a deforestation-free public procurement policy, meaning that any product that contributes to deforestation will not be used by the country as part of an Action Plan on Nature Diversity. Rainforest Foundation Norway was the main lobbying influence behind this recommendation and has worked for years to bring the pledge into existence.
“This is an important victory in the fight to protect the rainforest,” says Nils Hermann Ranum, head of policy and campaign for the committee. “Over the last few years, a number of companies have committed to cease the procurement of goods that can be linked to destruction of the rainforest. Until now, this has not been matched by similar commitments from governments. The Norwegian state is now following suit and making the same demands when it comes to public procurements.” Deforestation is estimated to comprise about 15 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change and disrupting natural cycles and livelihoods, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Removal of trees can disrupt a region’s water cycle, resulting in changes in precipitation and river flow that also contribute to erosion. Source: EcoWatch.com
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Indoor Greenery Removes Airborne Toxins
Along with naturally beautifying a home, many indoor plants help purify air quality often contaminated by chemicals found in common household products and furnishings. A recent study by the State University of New York at Oswego found that bromeliads absorbed up to 80 percent of pollutants from volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted by paint, furniture, printers, dry-cleaned clothes and other household products. Other plants that scored highly for purifying the air of VOCs in airtight container tests were dracaena and spider plants (ScienceAlert.com). In related news, peace lilies have been shown to be effective in reducing airborne ammonia. NASA scientists have discovered that Boston fern, rubber plants, English ivy, devilâ€™s ivy, peace lily, mum and gerbera daisies help clear the air of the formaldehyde often used in insulation, carpeting and particleboard furniture. (RodalesOrganicLife.com) Environmental scientist B.C. Wolvertonâ€™s book How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office cites ferns as another good plant for removing formaldehyde from the home. Ferns are nontoxic, making them good indoor plants for pet owners per the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Indoor levels of formaldehyde
can also be reduced by potting areca palm, amstel king ficus and weeping fig plants, according to MotherEarthLiving.com. The website also cites how dragon tree plants can help remove xylene (used in solvents), trichloroethylene (found primarily in
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e are all born with magic, but somewhere along the way, life tends to stomp it out of us. When we are living in our magic, we become curious, passionate and energetic. We thrive. Here are five ways to begin to reclaim our own special vibrancy.
LIVE WITH EARTH’S CYCLES Our planet teaches by example how to live in harmony with the seasons. Rest in the winter, awake to new beginnings in spring and rejoice in summer’s bounty. Give extra thanks in autumn. Live by and with the land, and watch how goodness magically blooms into being.
EXERCISE INTUITION Trusting in our intuition is generally discouraged from a young age. We’re taught to ignore it in favor of logic, following social scripts and displaying expected behaviors. We’re told whom to look to for answers, definitions of right and wrong and true and false, and that grown-ups always know best. A powerful way to counteract this conditioning is to come to trust ourselves. Intuition is like a muscle—the more we use it, the more powerful it becomes. The spiritual “still small voice” won’t lead us astray.
COMMUNE Speaking our truth is transformative.
CELEBRATE Spend time thinking about what it is that comprises the essence of oneself and celebrate it—that is where magic lives. Often, the qualities that carry our magic may have been put down. Sensitivity can be considered weakness. Determination might be termed stubbornness. But if we unabashedly love and celebrate these qualities in ourself, we begin to re-conceptualize them as sources of strength and power, and magic seeps through.
STOP ACCEPTING THE MUNDANE Let go of anything that does more to limit rather than propel progress. Review media habits, relationships, jobs and character traits, and be ruthless in pruning what needs to go. Try to interact only with people, activities and things that produce glowing feelings of inspiration, fulfillment and buzzing vitality. Assess habits honestly and choose meaningful substance over comfort, ease and familiarity. Paige Leigh Reist is a writer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who blogs at TheWholesomeHandbook.com.
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or 30 years, international bestselling author, teacher and speaker Ilona Selke has inspired thousands of people worldwide to create a more fulfilling life by discovering the power of their consciousness. She’s the author of six books, including Dream Big: The Universe is Listening and The Big Secret, co-authored with Jack Canfield. Her Living from Vision course, available in six languages including Chinese, teaches how to use the power of visualization to tap into our highest potential and deepest dreams in order to manifest miracles. Born in the Himalayas to German parents, Selke spent her first three years in Afghanistan speaking Persian and German, and then grew up in Germany. She moved to the U.S. at age 20 to study philosophy, where she met her husband and partner, Don Paris. The couple spent 25 years studying and communicating with dolphins in natural waters, experiences shared through
What is key to manifesting our dreams and desires? It’s a four-step process. First, form a clear description in your mind, positively framed and based on your passion. No matter how big the dream, if you are behind it heart and soul, you will manifest miracles. Next, imagine the scenario as if it has already happened. The third and most vital step is to feel the feeling of your fulfilled wish as if it has already manifested. Fourth, create a metaphorical image that represents the feeling. By applying this method, our clients have manifested a desired pregnancy, funding for an overseas orphanage and redemption of a suicidal teen. In the latter case, the young man went on to focus on his dream of learning jazz piano well enough to play benefit concerts for children being treated for cancer.
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We live in a conscious, interactive universe, and it is listening. Our Western scientific mindset may not support the idea, but thousands of years of mystical teachings, as well as new understanding via quantum physics, teach that the observer is an intricate part of what appears to be solid matter. In practice, it means we can communicate intentionally with the universe. When we learn to do so, it responds to us.
How do our thoughts affect our reality? All our thoughts, subconscious as well as conscious, affect how things manifest around us. If we have contradictory beliefs, it is hard to manifest things. For example, if we say we want money, but somehow believe that money is dirty, evil or undeserved, then we are pushing and pulling against ourselves. It’s important to dive into our subconscious mind and heart, and deal with the negative feelings that dwell there, such as hurt, sadness and trauma. Make this a daily activity—cleaning your 20
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Why does choosing goals aligned with our purpose make them manifest more easily? Personal goals and inner purpose are not always aligned for everyone. However, when you take time to become aware of your deepest dreams, you may find that a part of your purpose is embedded in them. Be aware that many people confuse their larger life purpose with their talents. Our talents are what we love to do, what we are good at. Yet our deeper purpose actually is to shine more light and share more love. That is the common true root to our purpose. My suggestion is to read books that share success stories from those that are living on purpose and provide step-by-step instructions on how to get there. Connect with April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.
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The World’s Healthiest Cuisines What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating by Judith Fertig
mericans love to explore ethnic cuisines and then put their own “more is better” spin on them, like a Chinese stir-fry turned into chop suey with fried rice or a pasta side dish supersized into a whole meal. “We’ve Americanized dishes to the extent that they don’t have their original health benefits,” says Dr. Daphne Miller, a family physician in the San Francisco Bay area and author of The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World—Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You. Here are five popular—and healthy— world cuisines, known for their great dishes, star ingredients and health-enhancing practices.
Ingredients. The dietary benefits of green tea, fermented soy and mushrooms like shiitake and maitake are well documented. 22
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Add dried seaweed to this list. Beyond sushi, it’s a delicious ingredient in brothy soups, where it reconstitutes to add a noodle-like quality, slightly smoky flavor and beneficial minerals, including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, vanadium and zinc. A study in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition linked the longevity of Okinawan residents to eating seaweed, a staple of macrobiotic diets. New York City culinary instructor and cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo prefers dried wakame seaweed, readily available in the U.S. Practices. Shimbo grew up in Tokyo, Japan, where her mother helped her surgeon father’s patients by preparing foods that helped them recover quickly. Shimbo believes wholeheartedly in Ishoku-dogen, a Japanese concept often translated as, “Food is medicine.”
Ingredients. South India—including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana—offers many plant-based dishes that feature coconut, rice and spices such as turmeric, known for decreasing inflammation, according to the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Varieties of dried split peas called dal [dal is singular and plural] are used in vegetable curries and ground to make the gluten-free savory crepes known as dosa or puffy white idlis for a snack or breakfast. South India native and current Minneapolis resident Raghavan Iyer, teacher, consultant and author of many cookbooks, including 660 Curries, says, “One technique that gives vegetable dishes a lift is dry-frying or toasting whole spices. It adds complexity and nuttiness.” Simply heat a cast iron skillet, add the whole spices and
Shimbo says, “I eat fairly well, treating food as blessings from nature that keep me healthy and energetic. I do not often indulge in expensive, rich foods.” She prefers eating foods in season and small portions, listening to what her body craves. When feeling the need for minerals and vitamins, she makes a brothy soup with just a little dried wakame, which reconstitutes to four times its dried volume. A second practice supporting healthy well-being is hara hachi bu, or “Eat until your stomach is 80 percent full.” It requires self-discipline to eat slowly and decline more food. But this restraint supports a widely accepted fact that “It takes about 20 minutes for the brain to receive the message that the stomach is full. If we eat slowly, we get the message at the right time, even if we want a few more bites. If we eat too quickly, by the time our brain sends the message, we have probably eaten too much,” says Shimbo. One Great Dish: Japanese soups offer nutrition and flavor in a bowl. Shimbo’s Eata-Lot Wakame Sea Vegetable Soup in her cookbook The Japanese Kitchen: 250 Recipes in a Traditional Spirit can be made with chicken or vegetable broth. Other healthy ingredients like sesame oil, fresh ginger, scallions and garlic boost its health benefits.
dry fry until spicy aromas arise; then add them to a dish. Practice. South Indian meals usually comprise many small, highly flavored, colorful, plant-based dishes served with rice. They yield a pleasant aroma and sensation of fullness without overdoing it, says Iyer. One Great Dish: A vegetable/legume curry such as tamata chana dal, or smoky yellow split peas is simple to make. Iyer cooks dried, yellow, split peas with potatoes and turmeric, then dry-fries dried chilis and spices, and purées them in a blender for a no-fat, vegan and glutenfree dish. In Iyer’s view, “The epitome of comfort food is a bowl of dal and rice.”
Ingredients. There’s American-Italian, as in pizza with pepperoni and double cheese, and then there’s real Italian dishes dating back to the Etruscans. Healthy Italian starts with the love of growing things. Whatever grows in the garden is best, served simply with extra virgin olive oil; a recent Temple University study found it preserves memory and wards off Alzheimer’s. Eugenia Giobbi Bone, co-author of Italian Family Dining: Recipes, Menus, and Memories of Meals with a Great American Food Family, says, “My palate was formed with the flavors of homegrown foods. Cooking in central Italy is all about bringing out the flavor of a few very fresh, well-grown ingredients. That means primarily seasonal eating, with lots of vegetables and little meat in summer, the opposite in winter. There isn’t a lot of fuss to the culinary style, which instead depends on interesting, but simple combinations of foods and techniques.” Practice. Italian families’ view of healthful garden-to-table includes the exercise attained from gardening. “We have a good work ethic in our family,” remarks Bone, who lives in New York City and Crawford, Colorado. “We are of the mentality that physical work is satisfying, even when it is hard.” From her father’s family, Bone has learned to break a meal into small courses and to eat heavier during the day and lighter at night because this helps maintain a healthy weight, according to many studies including one published in the UK journal Diabetologia.
One Great Dish: Dress up pasta with a seasonal vegetable sauce, such as caponata, an eggplant and tomato mixture, or include primavera via spring vegetables and basil, or arrabbiata, featuring tomatoes and red pepper flakes.
Ingredients. “So much about Lebanese cuisine is ‘on trend’ with our tart and sour flavors from lemon, sumac and pomegranate molasses, a wide array of vegetarian and vegan dishes, plus a tradition of pickling, called mouneh, and yogurt and cheesemaking,” says food blogger Maureen Abood, author of Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh and Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen. “Lebanese cuisine is extraordinarily healthy, fitting squarely into the Mediterranean diet.” Abood lives in East Lansing, Michigan, where she loves to use summer cherries and berries in her Lebanese-inspired dishes. According to Abood, another reason why Lebanese food is so popular is that Lebanese immigrants to the U.S. now outnumber the native population of their mother country. Practice. Gathering to share food is a hallmark of Lebanese hospitality. “The Lebanese style of eating includes maza; many small shared plates of remarkable variety,” says Abood. “Food as medicine” is also a Lebanese practice, according to a study in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. One Great Dish: “Many of my favorite Lebanese dishes are plant-based,” says Abood. “We love to stuff everything from cabbage to summer squash to grape leaves with vegetarian fillings, and cook them in a garlic or tomato broth. Every week, we make and eat mujaddara, a lentil and rice or bulgur pilaf with deeply caramelized onions.” Pair with any Lebanese salad, such as one she makes with sweet cherries and walnuts for “a perfectly healthy and crazy-delicious meal.”
Ingredients. Vietnamese cooking emphasizes fresh herbs and leafy greens, green papaya, seafood, rice and condiments. A study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that green or unripe papaya contains more healthy
carotenoids (lutein, beta-carotene and lycopene) than tomatoes or carrots. Practice. The preferred style of Vietnamese cooking is steaming or simmering, using less fat. It also encourages communal eating, with each diner dipping an ingredient into a cooking pot. Cooked foods are accompanied by fresh salad greens, including herbs served as whole leaves. One Great Dish: Vietnamese hot pot is a favorite of Andrea Nguyen, whose Vietnamese family emigrated to California. Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors, blogs about food at VietWorldKitchen. com and now lives near San Francisco, California. “This is a slow, cook-it-yourself kind of meal. Set it up, relax with some organic wine or beer and enjoy. Flavors develop and the hot pot transforms as you eat,” she says. “At the end, you’ll slurp up the remaining broth and noodles.” See Tinyurl.com/Viet-ChineseHotPotRecipe. French Bonus: While croissants and triple-crème brie might not seem part of an ideal diet, rediscover two healthy practices from the French: Eat less and eat together. Ongoing studies at Cornell University show that we eat less if offered less. When researcher Paul Rozin, Ph.D., a psychology professor with the University of Pennsylvania, compared portions in Paris, France, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Philly portions were 25 percent larger. It’s also reflected in the two countries’ cookbook recipes. Rozin further found that French diners spent more time eating those smaller portions—perhaps explaining the French paradox: Most French eat rich foods and drink wine, yet don’t get fat. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com). March 2018
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Add the potatoes and turmeric to the peas, stirring once or twice. Lower the heat to medium-low and cover the pan. Stew the mélange, stirring occasionally, until the peas are tender, but still firm-looking and the potatoes are cooked, 20 to 25 minutes. While the peas and potatoes cook, preheat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan feels hot (a palm held close to the bottom usually feels the heat within 2 to 4 minutes), sprinkle in the chiles, coriander and cumin. Toast the spices, shaking the pan very frequently, until the chiles blacken and smell smoky-hot and the seeds turn reddish brown and smell strongly aromatic (nutty with citrus undertones), 1 to 2 minutes.
Smoky Yellow Split Peas (Tamatar Chana Dal) This vegan and gluten-free recipe traces its roots to Southeast India, where roasting spices to yield nutty-hot flavors creates a layered experience. Yields: 6 cups 1 cup yellow split peas 1 lb potatoes (Yukon gold or russet), peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes ¼ tsp ground turmeric 2 to 4 dried red cayenne chiles (like chile de arbol), stems discarded 1 Tbsp coriander seeds
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1 tsp cumin seeds 1 medium-size tomato, cored and diced 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems 1½ tsp coarse kosher or sea salt Measure the peas into a medium-size saucepan. Cover with water and rinse the grains by rubbing them in-between fingertips. Drain and repeat three to four times until the water, upon rinsing the peas, remains fairly clear. Measure and pour 4 cups of water into the pan and bring it to a boil over mediumhigh heat. When some foam arises, scoop it out and discard it.
Transfer this spice blend to a blender jar and plunk in the tomato. Purée, scraping the insides of the jar as needed, to make a smooth, reddish brown paste with a smoky aroma. Once the peas are cooked, scrape the spicy, well-seasoned tomato paste into the pan. Stir in the cilantro and salt. Set the heat to medium-high and vigorously boil the dal, uncovered, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to mingle and the sauce to slightly thicken, 12 to 15 minutes. For a thicker sauce, mash some of the peas and potatoes with the back of a spoon. Serve warm. Recipe courtesy of Raghavan Iyer (RaghavanIyer.com).
For the caponata, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the eggplant and cook over medium-high heat, for 15 minutes, until lightly browned, mixing often.
Pasta with Caponata Try adding a sliced avocado or a can of tuna fish packed in olive oil. Yields: 4 servings Caponata: 2 Tbsp olive oil ¾ lb eggplant, peeled and diced (about 2 cups) 1 celery rib (about ½ cup) 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 small tomato, coarsely chopped (about ½ cup) 2 Tbsp capers packed in vinegar 2 Tbsp wine vinegar 2 tsp natural sugar, optional 1 Tbsp pine nuts Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Pasta: ¾ lb farfalle or penne pasta 1 can tuna packed in olive oil, drained (optional) 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan 2 Tbsp julienned fresh basil leaves
Remove the eggplant with a slotted spoon and add the onions and celery to the skillet. Lower the heat and sauté, stirring occasionally. When the celery is tender, in about 10 minutes, add the tomatoes. Cover and continue to cook, mixing the vegetables together, for 10 minutes more. Add the eggplant. Drain the capers and soak them in cold water for 15 minutes. Rinse and blot on a paper towel. In a small pan, heat the vinegar and natural sugar together. As soon as the mixture boils, add desired amount of capers and pine nuts, then salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 1 minute, and then add to the eggplant mixture. Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning. Transfer to a large serving bowl. The dish is best at room temperature, but can be cold. For the pasta, bring a big pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook until al dente, drain and pour over the caponata. Add the tuna if desired. Toss gently and garnish with the Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Recipe courtesy of Eugenia Bone (Kitchen Ecosystem.com).
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pices add a punch of extra flavor to our favorite dishes, but they also possess proven health and wellness properties. From regulating blood sugar to reducing inflammation to helping control appetite, behold the magnificent six.
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Garlic (Allium sativum)
“There’s a lot of evidence that suggests garlic supports heart health,” says Rosalee de la Forêt, a clinical herbalist and author
Dr. Lipi Roy, a clinical assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine and blogger at SpicesForLifemd. com, considers turmeric the golden spice of life. “In addition to its role in Indian and Asian cuisine, turmeric is used in traditional Indian medicine to treat common ailments like stomach upset, ulcers, flatulence, arthritis, sprains, wounds and skin and eye infections,” she says. A study published in Oncogene concluded that curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) was a more potent anti-inflammatory agent than aspirin or ibuprofen. Try adding a little turmeric and ground black pepper to soups, salads and sauces.
of Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition tracked the blood pressure of 79 patients with uncontrolled hypertension and found that the mean systolic blood pressure of those consuming two 240-milligram capsules of aged garlic extract a day for 12 weeks significantly decreased compared to those taking one capsule or a placebo. “Garlic may also reduce the duration and severity of colds and flu when taken at the onset of symptoms and each day afterwards,” says de la Forêt, citing a study published in Clinical Nutrition. “I mince a clove and mix it with honey to make it easier to swallow.”
Herbs are not spices although the term spice is sometimes used to encompass them all. An herb is the leaf of a plant when used in cooking. Spices can be buds, bark, roots, berries, seeds or any other part of a plant, and are often dried. ~McCormick Science Institute
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Used in India for 4,000 years, black pepper may be the most popular spice of our era. “Black pepper can increase the amount of nutrients your body absorbs from other food and spices,” says de la Forêt. A study published in Plant Medica concluded that subjects consuming a small amount (20 milligrams) of an extract of black pepper showed an increase of retained curcumin in their bodies. For maximum benefits, grind whole peppercorns directly onto food at mealtime.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia and Cinnamomum verum) “One of cinnamon’s super powers is that it may help regulate blood glucose in patients with Type 2 diabetes,” Roy says. In a study published in Diabetic Medicine, subjects taking two grams of cinnamon daily for 12 weeks exhibited much better blood sugar control. Roy suggests sprinkling it on oatmeal, apples, pumpkin pie and brownies. Roast chicken flavored with cinnamon and other spices is another treat.
Paprika (Capsicum annuum)
A common spice added to Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Indian cuisine, paprika is rich in natural carotenoids (the orangey pigment in many plants with antioxidant power) and capsaicin, both of which may decrease mortality from chronic illnesses. Another benefit of this capsaicincontaining spice is its ability to control appetite. In research published in the journal Physiology and Behavior, participants that consumed red pepper spice had a slightly higher core temperature and energy expenditure after a meal than the control group. The study further suggested that those that consumed capsaicin-containing spices like paprika ate fewer calories per day and had less interest in food. “Paprika is a great salt alternative, too,” says Roy. “Too often, people think they are craving salt, but they aren’t. They are craving flavor, and paprika gives a nice kick to chili, salad, grilled cheese and so many other foods.”
Ginger (Zingiber ofﬁcinale)
“Ginger is a rhizome people have traditionally used medicinally to help with digestive issues, including upset stomachs and nausea,” says Karen Kennedy, of Concord, Ohio, a horticulturist and educator at the Herb Society of America. In a study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers concluded that gastric emptying and relief was more rapid after subjects with frequent or severe stomach upsets ingested 1.2 grams of ginger. Ginger is also linked to increased circulation and reduced inflammation. A study published in Phytotherapy Research noted that this spice also worked in alleviating migraines equal to the pharmaceutical sumatriptan (Imitrex). According to a study in the journal Arthritis, it’s an effective tool in the battle against rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger adds a zing of healthy flavor to hot teas and stir-fried veggies such as broccoli, green beans, carrots or mushrooms. Amber Lanier Nagle is a freelance writer in Northwest Georgia (AmberNagle.com).
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FRUGAL FOODIE Practical Uses for Aging Produce by Judith Fertig
hen Jacques Pépin was growing up in France during World War II, he watched his mother use every scrap of food to meet the family’s needs, and then send him to live with a farmer in summer so her growing son could eat fresh from the farm. Today, the internationally renowned PBS-TV chef and cookbook author carries these sensibilities forward at his home and studio in Madison, Connecticut. “In Europe, and certainly in France, healthy food is much more expensive,” he says. “In America, a chef may have the person that washes dishes also prepare salads. With lettuce, he’ll cut off the whole top, cut out the heart and throw out the rest.” U.S. restaurant kitchens mirror home kitchens, where the average family throws away a quarter of the food they buy, wasting an average of $2,200 a year. These scraps
mean wasted food and money at home, plus misspent resources to grow and transport the food. According to a report by the National Resource Defense Council, “Getting food to our tables eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land and swallows 80 percent of the fresh water consumed in the United States.” To save money and also live better, here are just some of many easy ways to use up every bit of fresh produce we buy.
Self-described “frugal foodie” Diana Johnson, of Auburn, Washington, never lets asparagus ends go to waste. With the help of a blender, she turns them into a creamy asparagus soup—minus the cream—that her family loves (Tinyurl.com/AsparagusSoupTips).
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Carrot and Beet Tops
Very fine carrot tops can be used like parsley. With a food processor or high-speed blender, transform them into a favorite pesto or salsa verde recipe, suggests Registered Dietitian and nutritionist Madeline Basler, of Long Island, New York. One of her go-to’s is her Earth Day Carrot Top Pesto (Tinyurl. com/CarrotTopPestoRecipe). Beet greens can be sautéed like spinach, in a little extra-virgin olive oil with garlic, as a veggie side.
Fruit Snippets Stray grapes, a half-finished peach, overripe bananas, wrinkly berries and the core of a pineapple can all go in the freezer, and then into a smoothie.
Leftover Wine Freeze what’s left in the bottle in ice cube trays, suggests Anisha Jhaveri, a film writer and wine lover in New York City. It can add flavor to soups and stews, sauces and desserts like wine-poached pears.
Lemon Peels The limonene in lemon peels is a natural cleaner and degreaser, says blogger Jill Nystul, of Salt Lake City, Utah. She makes
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Vegetable Peels and Trimmings Instead of throwing out onion skins, carrot peels, celery leaves and tough leek stems, collect them in a freezer bag over time and store in the freezer. When enough has accumulated to fill a pot, make homemade vegetable stock, suggests Sonnet Lauberth, a certified holistic health coach, blogger and cookbook author in Seattle (InSonnetsKitchen.com/ how-to-make-perfect-vegetable-stock-for). At home, Pépin makes “fridge soup” once a week. “Whatever is left in the fridge—carrots, lettuce, a piece of leftover meat or whatever else I made the other day—goes into the soup,” says Pépin. “We finish it with some vermicelli or polenta or good bread.” A delicious meal, shared with family and friends, makes frugality festive. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com).
Nine Tips to Tackle Food Waste at Home
onathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (And What We Can Do About It), suggests many ways to curb this habit at, WastedFood.com. Here are some suggestions from him and others:
Avoid clutter in the refrigerator and freezer; if we can’t see it, we won’t eat it.
Treat expiration and sell-by dates as just guidelines. There is wiggle room in both, advises Bloom.
Donate extra pantry items to food banks and places that provide hot meals for those in need.
Shop smart. Plan meals for the week with a detailed shopping list, suggests Madeline Basler, a certified dietitian nutritionist in Long Island, New York.
Save, transform and eat leftovers. “Eat down the fridge,” counsels Kim O’Donnell, a chef and cookbook author in Portland, Oregon. Turn leftovers into frittata, sandwich fillings, pasta sauces and soups. In this way, we’re not eating quite the same meal again.
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The Good Side of Cholesterol by Dian Freeman
ew words today can bring about more discussion and debate than the word “cholesterol.” The discussion generally centers around how high or how low one’s personal cholesterol levels are, while the debate generally addresses the best way to lower those numbers or even on how to eliminate cholesterol altogether. Such discussions and debates are based both upon misinformation and the lack of information about the value of cholesterol to the body.
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Why do we have cholesterol in the first place if it is so bad? Surely the design of the human body, one that has thrived for tens of thousands of years, is not as flawed as we are led to believe. The brilliance of that design is being second-guessed by those in medicine who continually attempt a re-design. Common sense should tell us that if cholesterol weren’t needed for human survival it would not have been part of the human design in the first place. Modern
medicine’s concern is to lower cholesterol levels without understanding and treating the cause of why cholesterol might be high. This action often lowers cholesterol to levels below its ability to fulfill its various functions for the health of the body. The liver produces cholesterol at a rate dictated by the body’s need. When toxins are present in the blood stream the liver manufactures Low Density Lipoproteins, LDLs, (often called “bad cholesterol”) and sends them out into the blood stream to attach to the toxins and bind to them so that the toxins will be unable to cause damage to the body. The HDL, High Density Proteins, known as “good cholesterol,” is then sent to sweep up the toxin-loaded LDL so it can be cleared out of the body by way of the liver and bowel. Toxins eliminated, LDL levels can then return to normal. Thus, a high LDL level can be indicative of a high toxicity level in the body. This is a situation best alleviated by the natural clearing processes of the body. Other valuable services performed by cholesterol include the patching of cracks in arterial walls. Arteries are lined with muscle that must remain flexible for proper circulatory function. When the body senses an arterial crack, the liver sends cholesterol, a waxy flexible substance, to plug the crack, which, in turn, enhances arterial flexibility and circulation. Since sexual hormones are made in the cholesterol, lowering its levels often leads to impotency and infertility. Russian and Scandinavian studies have shown that men with low cholesterol have higher suicide rates and that severe depression is alleviated when low cholesterol returns to normal levels. Some forms of dementia have reportedly become reversed when low cholesterol levels return to normal, at which time brain function also often improves. This may be due to the fact that cholesterol-lowering programs include the avoidance of fat, a substance necessary for optimal brain function. A final result of artificially lowering cholesterol levels is exemplified in studies from Canada, Europe and Japan. These studies show that people with total cholesterol levels below 150 or 160 have triple the chance of getting cancer.
The protective properties and functions of cholesterol are rarely, if ever, discussed or debated in the U.S. The statistics on the rate of damage from the side effects of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are also rarely discussed. Both the side effect rates and the detrimental effects of low cholesterol should be part of a patientâ€™s informed choice equation. All current statistics show that the rate of heart disease, heart attacks and strokes have not improved since the advent of statin use. In fact, the heart-health benefits being claimed for the use of statin drugs stipulate that those benefits are designated only for those at high-risk for heart disease. Drug commercials for statin drugs state as much in voice-over disclaimers. Yet, if asked, almost everyone who admits to taking cholesterol-lowering drugs will say they are doing so for their heart health. Years from now, historians may look back at the current cholesterol-lowering trend as detrimental to the health of the human body as the once touted medical practice of blood-letting and tonsil, uterus and gall bladder removal. Acute care, replacing and repairing broken parts, maintaining body fluids and functions and organ transplants are where medicine excels. The prevention of disease and reversal of chronic disease by living a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy food and using effective supplements is where self-responsible humans can excel. It is in the attempt to redesign natural processes that humans and medicine continually fail. The true debate over cholesterol should be whether to lower it at all and the discussion should be on how we can help cholesterol better fulfill its protective functionsâ€”naturally. Dian Freeman, certified in clinical nutrition, has a private practice in Morristown, teaches a nutritional certification course and is certified in and practices frequency biofeedback. For more information, call 973-267-4816, email Dian2@WellnessSimplified.com or visit WellnessSimplified.com. See ad on page xx.
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This is a family master plan for helping both children and adults resist negative thinking.
Step One: Empathize with a Child’s Experience While the desired outcome is to help a child embrace a different point of view of their situation, the first goal is not to come on too strong with an agenda of change. Instead, start from where they are, based on an expressed emotion. Reflect this with words, a hug
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Instead of being led down a thorny patch lined with terrible impossibilities and accusations, we might steel ourselves to remain calm, get some distance or take our thoughts with a grain of salt. Relabeling begins with noticing a familiar ring to a child’s thoughts and distress; like us, they can also learn to recognize when “Mr. Negative” appears. Then they’re better prepared for discussion. As parents, when we learn to predict, “Yep, I knew my negative thinking was going to jump to that conclusion,” we can decide to choose other interpretations.
Step Three: Specify What Went Wrong Don’t be tempted to try to solve the huge problem initially presented, such as, “I hate my life, everything is terrible, I can’t do anything right.” The goal is actually much smaller, so teach a child to shrink it by narrowing down from some global form to the specific offending thought or situation that needs to be addressed. With young children, frame this approach as doing detective work to locate the source of the problem; with older children, explain that it’s usually a triggering event that makes us feel really bad— the straw that broke the camel’s back. It’s key to helping them know what to do to feel better.
or a gesture. Thoroughly accepting how a child feels doesn’t necessarily imply agreeing or sharing the same view, but it does release them from having to show how bad they feel. So when a child says, “I feel like I’m in jail,” resist the urge to say, “Are you crazy?” Rather than try to steer them off their course, go in the direction of their swerve to help direct them back to their best self. The key is to normalize the experience without minimizing it. Exhibiting too much good cheer means they have no choice but to be grumpy to get their point across. Introduce the idea of choice: “Your thoughts are making you feel really bad. I wonder if there is something different we could do.” Don’t oppressively correct them with the right answer; it makes a child feel bad for being wrong.
Step Four: Optimize and Rewire When a child is thinking negatively, their thoughts stall, their strengths and resources lock up, and their energy, motivation and hopefulness are drained. Try different settings or perspectives on the specific problem the child has identified and choose the version or interpretation that works best for them, one that is the least damaging, most accurate and gets their system moving in a new direction.
Step Five: Mobilize to Be the Change When we can’t think our way out of a mood, we can move ourselves out of it. Like picking up the needle on a skipping record and putting it down elsewhere, doing something active helps the brain engage in something enjoyable until our
nervous system recovers. Thoughts, like a windup toy with its wheels against a wall, can keep spinning fruitlessly in place until manually turned in a new direction. Redirecting differs from distracting ourself from negative thoughts. Distractions play hide-and-seek with negativity; eventually, it will find us again. The master plan in caring for a child calls for us to first dismantle the power of whatever perspective is bullying them, correctly value ideas and then focus on what matters most. Whether we’re accepting or dismissing thoughts that suggest themselves, either way, we’re the boss because thoughts have only the power we give them and we are equipped to let them float on by or to amend, correct or replace them. Psychologist Tamar Chansky, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety, in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Her many books include Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking. For more information, visit Tamar Chansky.com.
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ARM CIRCLES. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Extend arms straight out to each side at shoulder height with palms facing down. Swing arms forward in a circular motion for 30 seconds, and then backward for 30 seconds. Keep shoulders down and back and elbows slightly bent.
SHOULDER SHRUG. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold dumbbells with arms down, palms facing inward. Slowly raise shoulders as if trying to touch the earlobes. Pause, and then lower and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it easier by doing slow and controlled reps without dumbbells.
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WALL PUSHUPS. Stand at armâ€™s length away from a wall with feet hip-width apart. Place palms shoulder-width apart on the wall. Bend elbows and lower the upper body toward the wall, keeping the core tight and straight. Pause, and then press back to the starting position and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it harder by taking a step back from the wall, pushing out from a kneeling position.
SEATED ADDUCTION. Sit in a chair with a yoga block between the knees. Press knees together to squeeze the device, pause for three seconds. Relax and repeat. Continue for one minute.
hen life makes a long workout impossible, a 10-minute, total-body fitness routine can be super-efficient and effective, if done right. To maximize results, strategically order the exercises to work different muscles each time, allowing one set of muscles to rest while working another. This is the basis for a 10-step workout that Franklin Antoian, an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and founder of iBodyFit, created for SilverSneakers. The steps can be part of a regular routine or done on their own three times a week every other day, gradually working up to five days a week. Needed equipment includes a chair, light dumbbells (or filled water bottles or food cans), a yoga block (or small soft ball or pillow) and a watch or timer. Given extra time, warm up by walking in place for five minutes, and then perform each exercise in order for one minute, doing as many reps as possible. Try not to rest between exercises. If a full minute feels too challenging, start with 45 seconds of exercise and 15 seconds of rest.
HIP EXTENSION. Start on hands and knees with palms flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Align the neck and back while looking down or slightly forward. With foot flexed and knee bent, slowly raise the right foot toward the ceiling until the thigh is parallel with the floor. Pause, and then lower. Continue for 30 seconds, and then repeat with the left leg. To make it easier, try it while standing, keeping the lifted leg straight, and hold the back of a chair for support.
BRIDGE. Lie face-up on the floor with knees bent and feet flat. Press heels firmly and raise hips to form a straight line from shoulders to knees. Pause for three seconds in this position, and then lower and repeat. Continue for one minute.
CLAMSHELL. Lie on the floor on the left side, with hips and knees bent 45 degrees, the right leg on top of the left, heels together. Keeping feet together, raise the top knee as high as possible without moving the pelvis or letting the bottom leg leave the floor. Pause, and then return to the starting position. Continue for 30 seconds; switch sides and repeat.
SEATED KNEE RAISE. Sit at the front of the chair with knees bent and feet flat, holding onto the sides for balance. Keeping the knee bent, lift the right leg about six inches off
the floor. Pause for three seconds, and then lower and repeat with the left leg. Continue alternating for one minute.
BICEPS CURL. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold dumbbells with arms at each side, palms facing forward. Keeping the upper arms still, bend both elbows to bring the dumbbells as close to the shoulders as possible. Pause, and then slowly lower and repeat. Each time arms return to the starting position, completely straighten them. Continue for one minute. Make it easier with slow and controlled reps without using dumbbells.
TRICEPS EXTENSION. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold the end of one dumbbell with both hands. Position arms so elbows are pointing up, with upper arms by the ears and the dumbbell behind the head. The neck is aligned with the back; with shoulders down and back. Keeping upper arms still, straighten the elbows until the dumbbell is overhead. Pause, and then slowly lower and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it easier by sitting in a chair. Locke Hughes, of Atlanta, GA, contributes content to SilverSneakers, a community fitness program that helps older adults maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve well-being. Learn more at SilverSneakers.com.
approach him. “Pit bulls have an undeserved bad reputation, so I’ll take a minute to let people meet him to change that perception. When Jericho is the subject of conversation, it also takes the spotlight off of me,” he says. Jericho was trained by Apryl Lea, a certified assistance dog trainer for the Animal Farm Foundation’s Assistance Dog Program, in Kingston, New York. She explains, “The pit bulls I train are from shelters, and must be good with people and other animals and be comfortable in social settings that match the person’s lifestyle.”
Do-Good Dogs Do Almost Anything Service Animals Train to Help People in Need
by Sandra Murphy
ervice dogs help an aging population live full lives in spite of limitations, no matter the size, age or breed of dog. Plus, hundreds of thousands of canines make living with disabilities both possible and more pleasant.
The Rules. “Service dogs don’t eat on duty, and should be on the floor, not put in a handbag or shopping cart,” advises Maggie Sims, project manager for the Rocky Mountain Americans with Disabilities Act Center, in Colorado Springs. “If the dog disrupts business, the person can be asked to remove the animal and then return. Emotional-support dogs are not provided for by the disabilities act, because the dog does not perform a specific task.
“We get calls from people concerned about fake service dogs when owners try to bring them into places where pets generally aren’t allowed. Usually, they’re the ones that behave badly,” Sims says. Service animals are not required to wear a special vest or have documentation.
Educating the Public. A motorcycle accident left Mat-
thew Smith dependent on using a wheelchair or crutches. An administrator at Comcast Cable, in Baltimore, Maryland, Smith relies on his pit bull, Jericho, to fetch dropped items, open doors and help him maintain balance. “Gravity is my specialty,” he jokes. “If I fall, he braces me so I can get up. Moving about stresses my shoulders, so Jericho pulls the wheelchair on days when I’m in pain.” Although working service dogs should not be petted or approached, Smith tells Jericho, “Go say ‘Hi,’” if someone asks to 36
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Overcoming Obstacles. “When a counter is too high, a service dog can pass money to the cashier. Dogs will pull a rope to open a heavy door. In the event of seizures or fainting, our dogs react based on location; at home, they find another family member, but in public, will stay with their person,” Lea says. The muscles of a patient with Parkinson’s disease may freeze while walking. Dogs brace against a resulting fall or touch the person to help unfreeze the muscles. Tethered to an autistic child, the dog provides distraction from repetitive behaviors like flapping hands or crying, while keeping the child in a safe area. Some dogs are trained to track the child, as well, in case of escape. Likewise, dogs can give Alzheimer’s disease patients a bit of freedom without getting lost. Sounding Alerts. Hearing dogs alert their hearing-impaired person to the sound of a doorbell or ringing phone. In the car, they’ll nudge the driver with a paw if they hear a siren.
Riley the Chihuahua’s job is caring for Jennifer Wise, an aromatherapist and owner of Enchanted Essence, in Toledo, Ohio. Wise has a neurological disease that affects her legs and makes her prone to falls. “Riley’s trained to bark for help if I am unable to get up,” she explains. “If barking fails, he’ll grab someone’s pant leg or shoelaces and pull in my direction. He’s small, but determined.” Michelle Renard, a stay-at-home mom in Woodstock, Georgia, relies on Mossy, a goldendoodle trained by Canine Assistants, in nearby Alpharetta, to detect high- and low-blood sugar levels. “She’s never wrong,” says Renard.
Comfort and Joy. Linda Blick, president and co-founder of Tails of Hope Foundation, in Orange County, New York, observes, “A veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder may not show outward symptoms, but have anxiety. Dogs are trained to turn on the lights, lick their person’s face or apply reassuring pressure by lying across their person’s chest to bring them out of night tremors. “One of our veterans was so uncomfortable in public, it was difficult for him to even speak to the veterinarian about his dog’s torn knee ligament,” Blick explains. “For the sake of the dog, he managed to discuss care, a big step for him.” As Sims states, “True service dogs literally give people with disabilities their lives back.” Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at StLouisFreelanceWriter@mindspring.com.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 1 Full Moon Celebration! - Join Lynn’s Healing Zone in celebrating the first full moon of March! A meditation followed by a ceremony to release and let go of ideas/relationships/thoughts/projects/etc. that no longer serve our highest good. We will start at 6:30 pm and end when we are done (prob around 7:30 pm). Please let us know if you intend to attend! 106 Shook Rd, Suite 101, Hawley. 570-234-8568
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Introduction to the Metabolic Reboot – Reboot your metabolism to reduce inflammation, support healthy digestive function, balance hormones, and melt the pounds off! Learn how certain food choices and cutting calories can negatively affect your insulin and hormone levels preventing you from losing weight. 6:30pm. Free with RSVP. Thrive Wellness Center, 647 Wyoming Ave. Kingston. 570-283-0111.
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savethedate ARE YOU STARTING OVER? LEARN TO BALANCE 7 LIFE AREAS MARCH 3 & APRIL 14 Reiki for Transitions offers three complete lifestyle balance seminars. The course gives participants the tools to build the life they want to live by building a personal formula to balance the seven key areas of life: fitness, finance, family, faith, field, friends, and fun. Attendees will also learn the Aroma Freedom Technique to support their journey by helping them let go of negative thoughts and habits that hold us back from success. $30, includes worksheets and essential oils. Location: March: Century Club of Scranton, 612 Jefferson Ave. April: MystiK Phoenix, 810 Boulevard Ave, Dickson City. RSVP to 570-575-3077.
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Experiencing Electromagnetic Energy Tools – Demonstrations European healing technologies including Ondamed, an advanced Class II-a medical technology used to create unique individual treatments using Biofeedback to address stress linked to most common disease. 11am-3pm. $75. Wellness Simplified, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816 or email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Evolv Reboot Introduction – Learn how to address inflammation known as the silent killer in multiple health issues including diabetes and arteritis. Reset your metabolism to help your body burn fat for fuel and lose weight. Actual Reboot 4-week series starts March 21. 6:30pm. House of Nutrition, 50 Main Street, Luzerne. Call 570-714-0436 to RSVP.
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The Toxin-Free Family – Identify the toxins in your home & discover natural substitutions and DIY solutions. Learn about essential oils and have fun pampering in the process. Leave with easy, simple, and affordable tactics. 6:30pm. $10/includes sample. ProActive Family Chiropractic, 1146 Northern Blvd, Clarks Summit. RSVP to 570-763-9536.
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Kombucha Making Class - Let Hana show you how to make this inspiring beverage at home. You will leave with some kombucha and your very own scoby. Not sure what that is? You will after the class, and so much more! 1pm. $15 paid in advance. Lynn’s Healing Zone,106 Shook Rd, Suite 101, Hawley. RSVP 570-234-8568
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Nutrition and Body Chemistry – Learn the effect of the twenty-one chemical elements on colon health, how soft tissue is built, the importance of electrolytes and the importance of bone builders and blood build-
ers. Learn how the foods we eat are an integral part of the healing process. Part of Certification or for personal information. 9:30am-5:30pm. $325. Thrive Wellness, 647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, 570-283-0111
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
LCEEC Beekeepers Club – Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new-bee, are interested in beekeeping or would simply like to learn more about the honey bee, this group is for you! Join us for fun, friendship, and education as we share our beekeeping experiences. Free and open to the public. 7pm. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Twp. 570-842-1506.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
savethedate METABOLIC RESET WEBINAR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 * 6:30PM No matter what your health challenge, chances are these recommendations are going to help support you in taking your health to the next level. Receive a nutrition outline to help support your body in reducing inflammation, supporting digestive health, and to converting your body to a fat burning metabolism. Learn about the most advanced herbs and food sourced supplements to help support your health. 6:30pm. Free with RSVP. Call to register: 570-283-0111. Home & Business Solar Discovery – Join Sustainable Energy Management System’s Co-founder, Noel Segui to answer your solar energy questions. Topics will include types of solar energy technology, the value of solar energy, net metering, permits and inspections, incentives and grants, and financing options. Bring electric bill for estimate. 5:30pm. $5. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Twp. 570-842-1506.
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Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop – Attention Back Pain Sufferers. Join us for a free lecture by Cawley Physical Therapy and Rehab Find to learn how to end back pain and sciatica without medications or surgery. 6pm. House of Nutrition 50 Main Street Luzerne. RSVP required to 570-714-0436.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 15
If you have been told you need a surgical orthopedic procedure, spinal fusion or joint replacement; or if you are suffering from painful or arthritic joints, call today for a second opinion. Call Dr. Mikhail Artamonov, MD Today. 570-872-9800 391 East Brown Street, East Stroudsburg MJAhealthcare.com 38
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PEMF Open House – Do you suffer from discomfort due to inflammation or have challenges with muscle stiffness, limited range of motion, or circulatory issues? PEMF is a non-invasive and gentle treatment to improve circulation, increase oxygen to the cells and reduce pain and inflammation. 15 min appts 9am-8pm. $15 must RSVP. Thrive Wellness, 647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, 570-283-0111.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Friday Facial Happy Hour - Relax and rejuvenate in the sacred space. Enjoy a hand and foot scrub with foot soak in arnica and seaweed infused water or be guided through a meditative and relaxing self-applied mini-facial with aromatherapy. Learn about organic skincare.
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Organic tea, wine and chocolate will be served. 6pm. $20 with RSVP. Limited to 6! Thrive Wellness, 647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, 570-283-0111.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Yoga Tune-up Breathe in, Bliss Out – A workshop in conscious relaxation. Skillful recovery makes a lasting impression on your performance-driven body. Learn self-sedative movement and breathing strategies drawn from myofascial release, yoga, meditation, and more. 5-7pm. $35. Boundless Yoga, 823-F Ann Street Stroudsburg. 570-664-0956
CALL FOR HOLISTIC AND NATURAL VENDORS Want to get in front of a Holistic Audience? If you have healthy products, lifestyle choices or healing services, join the Empowered Light Holistic Expo April 27-29th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks PA. We attracted over 4000 attendees in October 2017, from PA, NJ, NY, DE and MD, and anticipate even more this Spring! Vendors come from across the country! The Expo is promoted via billboards, print ads and color program distributed throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.
NEPA 5K FOR CLEAN AIR WITH GREEN FAIR SATURDAY, MAY 5 The inaugural NEPA Green Fair and 5K for Clean Air is a celebration of our regions environmental movement, with the goal of raising awareness and promoting environmental protection and healthy, sustainable living. This free event will feature local food, eco-friendly vendors, presentations, demonstrations, and fun activities for all ages. Proceeds will benefit Citizens for a Healthy Jessup and Friends of Lackawanna, two local groups who are working to protect our health and environment. Race at 9am. Green Fair 10am-4pm. nepagreenfair.org
New Moon & Tincture Making Event! At Lynn’s Healing Zone. A meditation followed by a ceremony to enhance manifestations and new beginnings, followed by a brief workshop on tincture-making. You will leave with your own charged tincture. We will start at 6:30 and end when we are done (prob around 7:30-8 pm).. 106 Shook Rd, Suite 101, Hawley. 570-234-8568 Overview of Chinese Traditional Medicine – Learn how to use the 14 major Chinese herbal formulas that help to balance the Meridians of the body following the ancient ideology of Acupuncture with Nutritionist Dian Freeman. 11am-1:30pm. $50. Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt. Kemble Ave., Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. info@ wellnesssimplified.com. Dowsing Beyond Duality – Learn how to use the pendulum to access inner wisdom, go beyond its traditional use to divine “yes” or “no” answers, and how it can be used for divination, healing and manifestation. 2-4:30pm. Dian Freeman. $50. Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt. Kemble Ave., Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. info@ wellnesssimplified.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
Essential Oils and Herbal Medicine – This course reviews all aspects of essential oils and herbal medicine including production, safety, and in what ways they can be administered for healing purposes. Learn how to create a balanced essential oil blend and herbal combinations Part of certification or for personal use. 9:30am-5:30pm. $325. Thrive Wellness, 647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston. 570-283-0111 Chair Yoga Workshop – Join Lisa Galico for a one-hour chair yoga workshop. Discover the range of motion of the joints, be introduced to a variety of poses, and how to use the chair for support. Suitable for oﬃce workers, active seniors, and for anyone seeking variety in their yoga practice. Appropriate for beginners. 1pm. $25. Balance Yoga and Wellness, 900 Rutter Ave, 2nd floor, Forty Fort. 570-714-2777
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Essential Oils 101 – Learn the basics of essential oils with Alyssa Opiary, HHP, HNC. Learn how to choose essential oils; safety guidelines; how oils can be used therapeutically; and basic every day uses for 11 common essential oils for in the home and on the body. 6:30-8pm. $10. RSVP. Thrive Wellness, 647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, 570-283-0111.
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Bourbon Pairing – Guys, learn what Young Living can do for you. Feel like you’re 18 again, add an edge to your workout routine, ramp up your grilling repertoire, and experience the many facets of a manly lifestyle as you sip on some sophisticated bourbons paired with some unexpected flavors. 6pm. Summit Cigar Lounge & Bar, 215 Clark Ave, Clarks Summit. RSVP to 570-763-9536.
Aerial Yoga 101 The Basics – Incorporating the aid and support of the aerial hammock, the silks allow for greater stability and ease throughout your practice. Learn the fundamentals of this fun, yet challenging practice at a relaxed pace, while building strength and flexibility. 12:30pm. $25. Boundless Yoga, 1444 Pocono Blvd #106, Mt. Pocono. 570-664-0956
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
SUNDAY, MARCH 25
Pictures with the Easter Bunny! This event will benefit the Pike County Humane Society! Come to Lynn’s Healing Zone in Hawley and have your picture---your child’s picture---your pet’s picture, taken with the Easter Bunny! Don’t want a picture taken? Stop by anyway and have some treats and maybe drop off a donation for the PCHS. 10 am - 2 pm. By donation. 106 Shook Rd, Suite 101, Hawley. 570-234-8568
Master of Herbal Medicine Level 7: Business Procedures Jurisprudence: Students will learn how to set up their own practice and how to avoid legal complications. Standard disclaimer forms will be presented, which should be used while practicing any aspect of herbal medicine. 9:30am-5:30pm. $325. Thrive Wellness, 647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, 570-283-0111.
Light Therapy Explained - at Lynn›s Healing Zone. Let Hana educate on the benefits of light therapy and what it can do for YOU (more than you think)! Experience this NASA-created method for relieving pain and inflammation, encouraging healing, improving skin, and more. Event is from 1 pm 2:30 pm. Receive ten dollars off a session just for attending the class. Prepayment is requested: $5.00. 106 Shook Rd, Suite 101, Hawley. 570-234-8568
Yogis Guide to Anatomy and Movement – Great for yoga teachers looking to increase their knowledge base and for students looking to understand their bodies and how to make the best decisions for movement. Modules include Lower body: legs, knees, feet and ankles; Spine and Hips and Hands, Arms, Neck and Shoulders. 1-3pm. Balance Yoga and Wellness, 900 Rutter Ave, 2nd floor, Forty Fort. 570-714-2777
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Sunday Yoga and Sound Adventure – A yoga workshop to sounds of Queen. Queen’s earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music.4:30pm. $15. Boundless Yoga, 823-F Ann Street Stroudsburg. 570-664-0956
Gita and Sutras Study Tea Time – Come together as a community and study the philosophy behind our yoga practice. Handouts will be provided at each session. We will be studying concepts from both texts. Copies of the books will be available at the studio for students to borrow and may also be available for purchase. 1pm. Donation. Balance Yoga and Wellness, 900 Rutter Ave, 2nd floor, Forty Fort. 570-714-2777
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
savethedate EARLY EXPLORERS SERIES ENVIRONMENTAL EXPLORATION FOR AGES 3-6 MONDAYS 3/26 THROUGH 6/4 Early Explorers is a unique program series for children ages 3-6 and a guardian that offers discovery-based learning about the natural world through stories, art, and outdoor explorations. Topics change seasonally and weekly. This spring topics include Inside an Egg, Super Seeds, Amphibians, Animal Mothers, Birds, and Gardening. The cost is $40 for a series of 6 classes or $8 for individual classes. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For info or to register, contact 570-842-1506. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Twp.
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
Blue Moon Celebration - at Lynn’s Healing Zone! Join us in celebrating our SECOND Blue Moon of the year! Dump those negative thoughts, toss out beliefs that no longer work, and generally send packing all those things that no longer work for you. 6:30pm. 106 Shook Rd, Suite 101, Hawley. RSVP to 570-234-8568
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TUESDAY, APRIL 3
savethedate NEPA LYME SUPPORT GROUP TUESDAY, APRIL 3 * 6PM Dr. Bethann Sledziewski D.C. will speak with us about the benefits of chiropractic treatment for individuals with chronic illness such as Lyme. The Whole Life Center for Health offers chiropractic services, nutritional testing, hypnotherapy, massage therapy and more. Their philosophy is an inclusive idea of healing mind, body and spirit. An information table with free brochures and handouts and the NEPA Lyme Support Group lending library books will be available as well. Misericordia University, Insalaco Hall Room 218. 301 Lake Street, Dallas. Contact 570-760-6108 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
Think Spring Cleanse – Awaken your body, mind, and soul from its winter hibernation to rejuvenate, cleanse and detox! Jump start your metabolism, clear your mind and emotions, and cleanse the body. Day includes yoga, meditations, sound healing, nature walk, vegetarian lunch with tea, fruits and nuts all day. 9am-4pm. $52 in adv or $65 day of. Hull’s Spring Hill Farm, Dalton PA. 570-348-1735.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7
savethedate BECOME CERTIFIED IN FOOT REFLEXOLOGY LEBANON, PA • APRIL 7 & 8 This 2-day class gives you basic knowledge and understanding in anatomy and physiology as well as lots of hand-on work directly on feet. You will come away comfortable enough to work on family and friends as you work towards your certification, you might even start your own business. This course offers 14 CEU’s with the NCBTMB. For more details contact Gwen Ward, Ph.D., Healthquest10@comcast.net or 717-2280612. Cost $375/course; $75/certification.
savethedate REIKI CERTIFICATION CLASSES MOUNTAIN TOP & WILKES-BARRE Reiki 1, Certification Program April 21, 2018 9:30am-5:00pm. Usui/Tibetan- Highlights: History of Reiki, Japanese Reiki Techniques, Reiki 1 Initiation, Hands on practice, includes 179-page manual, Register by April 17. CEU’s LMT’s Instructors; Chris & Meg Reiki 2, Certification Program, Mar 24 ,2017 9:30am-5:00pm. Highlights: Three Reiki Symbols, Japanese Reiki Techniques, Reiki 2 Attunement, hands-on practice time, 179-page Manual if didn’t receive in Reiki 1. Register by 3/17. CEUs granted. Instructors Anthony & Donna Mother Mary Heart Flame Resurrection Meditation Mar 27, at Inner Peace, Wilkes-Barre 7:00-8:15 PM. Receive Lazarus attunement! Teacher Anthony V. Wojnar D.D. Contact Anthony V. Wojnar D.D. RMT, Life Holistic Center LLC. Member: IARP, 570-706-6680. ReikiCenterOnline@yahoo.com. LifeHolistic Reiki.com
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daily Fitness Bootcamp – A combination of strength training, cardio, and joint mobility exercises. Classes are for all ages and levels of fitness with absolutely no intimidation. $10 or $199 for 3mo unlimited w/nutritional counseling. First class free. 8:30am and 5:30pm. NutriFitness, 311 Market St., Kingston. 570-288-2409 Ascend Hospice Volunteering – Ascend Hospice is actively recruiting Reiki Practitioners, Certified Massage Therapists and Comfort Volunteers to impact the lives of Hospice patients. 866-821-1212. Volunteer Work on the Farm – Help out on our sustainable farm for learning, outdoor activity, exercise and good clean fun. Every Weekday Available 9-11am or 3-5 pm. Josie Porter Farm, 6514 Cherry Valley Rd. Stroudsburg. Call to schedule 570-992-5731.
monday Yoga Nidra- Go into progressively deeper and deeper states of relaxation of every point in the body. Allow your body to drop into a sleep like state, while you train your mind to stay awake and focused. Suitable for everyone. No yoga experience needed. 10:30am. Namaste 919, 919 South Main St., Old Forge. 570-451-1001 Bhakti Yoga – Detoxify the body in this hot, rejuvenating flow class through breathing & vigorous poses then cooling down in long held yin yoga shapes to further quiet the mind and integrate the breath. Suitable for All Levels. Room is heated to
7:30pm. $12. Three Pure Rivers Studio for the Arts, 18 Rittenhouse Pl. Drums. 570-359-3059. 90 degrees. 930am. Balance Yoga, 900 Rutter Ave, Forty Fort. 570-714-2777. Mat/Tower Group Pilates Class – Authentic and traditional style of Pilates for total body health and increased strength and flexibility. Individual evaluation before joining group required. 10am. Mountain Laurel Pilates, Silk Mill, Rt 6, Hawley. 570-857-1707. Chair Pilates Group Class – Authentic and traditional style of Pilates for physically challenged looking to improve total body health and increase strength and flexibility. Individual evaluation before joining group required. 11am. Mountain Laurel Pilates, Silk Mill, Rt6, Hawley. 570-857-1707.
monday Metabolic Reboot Workshop - Looking to lose weight and keep it off? 1-month program includes four Monday nights of guidance and instruction to re-program your body to burn fat instead of sugar for energy. Learn proper nutrition to achieve goals. 6:30pm. $40/4wks. 647 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, 570-283-0111 Healthy Eating for Life - Each week we will focus on a different educational topic and discuss the group’s questions and challenges. Great for those who have completed the Metabolic Reboot. 6:30pm. $10. Call to register. Thrive Wellness, 647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, 570-283-0111 Qigong/Meditation: All welcome, ideal for those new to Qigong or for the long-time practitioner. Ongoing classes allow anyone to attend at anytime and enjoy the benefits of this complete Ancient Chinese Healthcare System. 9:30am, 10:30am, or
Metabolic Reboot Series – Looking to kickstart your metabolism? This one-month program includes 4 Mondays of guidance and instruction. Support your body through a complete digestive and metabolic re-boot and learn proper nutrition for weight loss. 6:30pm. $40/wks. Thrive Wellness, 647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, 570-283-0111 Chair Yoga – Join us in this weekly class to gently help improve your balance, range of motion and function and reduce stress. Appropriate for all levels and ages including those with physical limitations. Noon. Balance Yoga, 900 Rutter Ave, Forty Fort. 570-714-2777. Mellow Flow Yoga – Come chill with us! This mellow class will move your body, calm your mind and lift your spirit. Suitable for All Levels. 6pm. Balance Yoga, 900 Rutter Ave, Forty Fort. 570-714-2777.
tuesday Meditation – Offered every Tuesday from 7-8:30pm at private residence my home in Swiftwater. The sessions consist of relaxation techniques and meditation from an Ananda certified instructor. Suggested donation is $5. All are welcome. Call 570-460-0624 for directions and to confirm. Gentle Flow Yoga – Transition from your work day to the evening with gentle flow yoga. Focus on Prana Yama (breath) while integrating Asana (movement) to bring about relaxation and balance on a spiritual, emotional, and physical level. Perfect for beginners but all levels welcome. 4:30pm. $15/class or $120/10 series. Registration required. Thrive Wellness, 647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, 570-283-0111
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ChakradanceTM – Tune and balance your whole body/mind/spirit system using spontaneous dance, guided imagery and music that resonates with each of the seven chakras. Discover a deeper connection to your true authentic self and unravel blocked energy. 6pm. $20. White Lotus Yoga Studio 58 Spring Street, Carbondale 570-281-6279 GriefShare – A free weekly grief support group and seminar features video from prominent Christian experts on grieving, and caring conversation with people who understand your thoughts and feelings, whether your loss is recent or long ago. 6:30pm. St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mahoning. 570-386-9960. Yin Yoga – Quiet your mind and open the deep tissues of your body in this contemplative and meditative class. The perfect complement to more active hatha yoga practice. Learn how the Yin shapes affect your energy and bones & ligaments of your body. Suitable for all levels. 7:30pm. Balance Yoga, 900 Rutter Ave, Forty Fort. 570-714-2777. Qigong/Meditation – All welcome, ideal for those new to Qigong or for the long-time practitioner. Ongoing classes allow anyone to attend at anytime and enjoy the benefits of this complete Ancient Chinese Healthcare System. 6:30pm or 7:30pm. $12. Three Pure Rivers Studio for the Arts, 18 Rittenhouse Pl. Drums. 570-359-3059.
wednesday Tai Chi Classes with Wayne Wolfe – Instructing Master William Chen’s Short Form - This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and you can get started even if you aren’t in the best of health. 6pm. $18/class or $100/series. Registration required. Thrive Wellness, 647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, 570-283-0111 Qigong/Meditation – All welcome, ideal for those new to Qigong or for the long-time practitioner. Ongoing classes allow anyone to attend at any time and enjoy the benefits of this complete Ancient Chinese Healthcare System. 9:30am or 10:30am. $12. Three Pure Rivers Studio for the Arts, 18 Rittenhouse Pl. Drums. 570-359-3059. Kundalini Yoga – A comprehensive form of yoga that combines chanting, hand gestures, meditation, breathing and postures to raise spiritual energy, increase self-awareness and elevate Consciousness. Provides a complete spiritual, mental, and physical workout. 10:30am. Balance Yoga, 900 Rutter Ave, Forty Fort. 570-714-2777.
Mindful Yoga - Basic/beginner level of yoga. 6pm. $7. Tannersville Physical Therapy & Wellness, 2313 RT 715, Reeders. 570-629-4921 to register Tai Chi – A slow moving martial art, more appropriate, but not restricted to middle age and the elderly, with health benefits including strengthening, improvement of balance and flexibility. All levels. 5:15pm. Asian Institute, 315 Pocono Blvd, Mt Pocono. 570-839-1898. Shaolin Kung Fu – The eastern equivalent of aerobics which improves leg strength, cardiovascular conditioning, stamina and coordination is on 6:15pm. Asian Institute, 315 Pocono Blvd, Mt Pocono. 570-839-1898. Mat/Tower Group Pilates Class – Authentic and traditional style of Pilates for total body health and increased strength and flexibility. Individual evaluation before joining group required. 5:30pm. Mountain Laurel Pilates, Silk Mill, Rt 6, Hawley. 570-857-1707.
thursday Guided Meditation Session – This group will use meditation for healing and balance and connectedness with the Universe. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. All are welcome. $10 donation. 10am. Shooting for the Moon, 3200 East Hamilton Rd (Bus 209), Stroudsburg. 570-992-0943 to sign up. Facebook Live Health Call – Get Healthy with weekly tips and advice with Adrienne every Thursday at 4pm via facebook at http://bit.ly/healthywithadrienne for a LiveChat where she discusses tips on how to get healthy. You are invited to ask any questions. Join this exclusive group for daily inspiration, recipes, and tips. Yin Yoga – Quiet your mind and open the deep tissues of your body in this contemplative and meditative class. The perfect complement to more active hatha yoga practice. Learn how the Yin shapes affect your energy and bones & ligaments of your body. Suitable for all levels. 10:30am. Balance Yoga, 900 Rutter Ave, Forty Fort. 570-714-2777. Balance Training 101- Ones physical stability is challenged daily. Balance exercises increases strength and can reduce the risk of injury in just a few sessions. 8:30am or 5:30pm. $10 per class or $35 for 4 classes. NutriFitness, 311 Market St., Kingston. 570-288-2409 Mixed Level Mat Pilates Group Class – Authentic and traditional style of Pilates for total body health
and increased strength and flexibility. Individual evaluation before joining group required. 4:30pm. Mountain Laurel Pilates, Silk Mill, Rt 6, Hawley. 570-857-1707. Yoga – End your work day by treating yourself to the wonderful benefits of breathing synchronized movement. Embrace the serenity with every flowing movement from pose to pose. 7pm with Priya. $10 per class. NutriFitness, 311 Market St., Kingston 570-288-2409 TaiChi – Improve health by raising energy levels, lowering blood pressure, improving balance, enhancing the immune system, and helping to eliminate symptoms of arthritis. Noon. With Geoff Dixon. $10 per class. NutriFitness, 311 Market St., Kingston 570-288-2409 Yin Yoga – All levels. Yin Yoga generally targets the ligaments, bones and joints of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. These are parts of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. 6pm. $15. Call to register. Thrive Wellness, 647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, 570-283-0111 Ashtanga Yoga –A powerful linking of postures and full rhythmic breathing. Deep internal heat purifies the body on a cellular level while enhanced levels of concentration relax the mind and internal energy locks strengthen the nervous system. 6pm-7:30pm. $15. White Lotus Yoga Studio 58 Spring Street, Carbondale 570-281-6279
friday Yochi – A fusion program that combines the ancient forms of mind body wellness: Yoga and Tai Chi to help you develop strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility in a meditative and relaxing environment. This unique 60-minute program is predominately standing postures and is perfect for beginners and all skill levels! No yoga or tai chi experience needed. 4pm. Namaste 919, 919 South Main St., Old Forge. 570-451-1001
saturday Mixed Level Mat Pilates Group Class – Authentic and traditional style of Pilates for total body health and increased strength and flexibility. Individual evaluation before joining group required. 10am. Mountain Laurel Pilates, Silk Mill, Rt 6, Hawley. 570-857-1707. Shaolin Kung Fu – The eastern equivalent of aerobics which improves leg strength, cardiovascular conditioning, stamina and coordination is on 11:45am. Asian Institute, 315 Pocono Blvd, Mt Pocono. 570-839-1898. Balance Training 101- Ones physical stability is challenged daily. Balance exercises increases strength and can reduce the risk of injury in just a few sessions. Saturdays, 12:00 pm, $10 per class or $35 for 4 classes. NutriFitness, 311 Market St., Kingston. 570-288-2409 Tai Chi Classes – With Wayne Wolfe. Often described as “meditation in motion,” and there is growing evidence that this mind-body practice has value in treating or preventing many health problems. 10am. $18 a class or $100/8wks. RSVP. Thrive Wellness, 647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, 570-283-0111
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community resource guide ACUPUNCTURE HOLLY MARIE RABBE L.AC., AFT 1133 South Abington Rd. Clarks Summit, PA 18411 570-319-5195 nccaomDiplomates.com/HollyRabbe
I have been in medicine for over 30 years and use my knowledge and expertise of nursing, CranioSacral therapy, Heart Centered Therapy, Herbs and Essential Oils along with Acupuncture to formulate personalized treatments according to your specific needs to assist you on your healing journey addressing all body mind spirit.
ACUPUNCTURE – COMMUNITY STYLE WORKER BEE COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE
Blake Stoveken, LAc 101 Roberts Ln, 2nd Fl., Milford, PA 18337 570-409-9233 InnerElement@verizon.net WorkerBeeCommunityAcupuncture.com
Feel your best. Acupuncture treatments in a warm and peaceful setting at a fraction of the cost. Inspired by community acupuncture clinics across our nation and traditionally practiced in Asia. Our intention is to make acupuncture affordable and accessible so you can feel better.
AUTISM SUPPORT MIND VISION
Paula Pugliese, RN 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, PA 18428 570-390-4565 Hundreds of clinicians have used neurofeedback with several thousand autistic spectrum children over the past 15 years. In one study a 26 percent average reduction in Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklists (ATEC) symptoms showing improvement in behavior related to socialization, vocalization, anxiety, schoolwork, tantrums, and sleep. See ad, page 33.
BODYWORK A BIT OF BLISS THERAPY, INC
April Guilherme, LMT 965 Route 940, Suite 103 Pocono Lake, PA 18347 570-817-8847 abitofblisstherapy.com
Massage provides the opportunity to help clients return to a normal lifestyle. We provide our clients with relief from pain and stress along with knowledge that they can use to take responsibility for their health through regular selfcare and monthly massages. See ad, page 26.
REJUVENATE COLON & MASSAGE CENTER CHAKRADANCE
Doreen Hudak Coleman, Certified Facilitator 58 Spring Street Carbondale, PA 18407 570-281-6279 Facebook: White Lotus Yoga Studio
Chakradance is a fusion of philosophies and musical styles, encouraging participants to dance from the inside-out as they are taken on a dynamic journey. The practice can release blocked energies and calm chakras that have become over active. Tuesday’s @ 6PM in Carbondale. Call to bring Chakradance to your location. See ad page 28.
CHINESE METAPHYSICAL HEALTH PRACTICES THREE PURE RIVERS STUDIO FOR THE ARTS 18 Rittenhouse Place - PO Box 402 Drums, PA 18222 570.359.3059 threepurerivers.com
Mark R. Reinhart has been a practitioner and teacher of Traditional & Classical Chinese health, martial and metaphysical arts for over 40 years. He offers individual and class instruction in Qigong and Taiji (Tai Chi). Other services include Medical Qigong, Emotional/Nutritional Balancing & Centering, Qigong For Recovery, Personal Feng Shui/Five Element Assessments, Chinese & Western Astrology, and Yijing (I Ching) consultations.
COLON HYDROTHERAPY POCONO CLEANSE
Georgine Todd 2313 Route 715 Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570-629-6073 Info@PoconoCleanse.com PoconoCleanse.com Find relief from common digestive disorders with colon hydrotherapy using the LIBBE closed system, which double filters warm water that is gravity fed to you through a tube the circumference of a pencil. The half-hour procedure is painless, safe and private. Located at Tannersville Physical Therapy & Wellness, TannersvillePT.com.
Karen McConnell, I-Act 2625 Lake Ariel Hwy, Honesdale, PA 18431 570-470-1201 RejuvenateColonAndMassageCenter.com Committed to helping people learn about and enjoy a healthy lifestyle through colon care, Swedish massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, myofascial release techniques, reflexology, ear coning and detoxification protocols. Specializing in one-onone approaches in a relaxing, nurturing, private atmosphere to achieve optimal results for each individual’s own unique wellbeing journey. See ad page 25.
WAVERLY WELLNESS HOUSE
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Dr. Kaminsky’s approach to health is to look at your body as a whole, not just a set of symptoms. By performing a complete history, examination, and appropriate lab testing (blood, urine, hair, saliva, and/or stool), he can determine imbalances in your body and will design a personalized plan of natural therapies (nutrition/diet, supplements, lifestyle changes, and more) to restore balance to your body.
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We put the CARE in healthcare. We offer natural therapies to improve your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Services include microscopic nutritional blood audits, detox methods, relaxation treatments, light therapy, energy healing, workshops & classes. If you don’t take care of your body where are you going to live? Let us help you make your life all that you want it to be. See ad, page 27.
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In a Usui and Karuna Reiki session you will receive a full chakra alignment, crystal therapy, aromatherapy, and a higher vibrational frequency tuning with Tibetan singing bowls. During each session, your practitioner is guided by intuition to implement the necessary techniques to remove all energy blocks. Also offering holistic wellness products including CBD infused products. Free CBD wellness and pain relief consultations. See ad, page 39.
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Balance Yoga and Wellness is committed to celebrating the practice of yoga and cultivating wellness by offering a wide range of group classes, private lessons, and workshops, in a variety of yoga traditions, at convenient times throughout the day in order to accommodate all students of yoga, from novice to advanced, as well as other treatment modalities and high-quality retail items. See ad page 35.
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