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“Health Starts Here” by Jennifer L. Nelson

16 AMERICA’S GROWING FOOD REVOLUTION An Insider’s Guide

to Sustainable Choices by Lisa Marshall

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the Garden State’s Bounty by Susan Bloom

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22 DIET DETOX

A Good Spring Cleaning Flushes Out Fats and Toxins by Ann Louise Gittleman

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SOCIAL PHILANTHROPY A Conversation with Nell Newman

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t’s still February as I write this, but a sunny, warm day. Despite the fact that my Christmas tree is still buried under a four-foot snow bank, I feel for the first time in months that spring is a possibility. I can tell that others do, too.    Last week at Slow Food’s Local Harvest event in Morristown, visitors were dressed in parkas and snow boots, but the sight of farm-fresh food lit up their eyes. Talk was about farmers markets, gardens, and getting back outside. The number of people in attendance, all jostling for fresh eggs and cheese, made me believe there really is a food revolution going on. If you feel left out, our feature article will help you understand the choices and philosophies of “America’s Growing Food Revolution,” including the organic and locavore movements. March offers many opportunities to shake off the winter doldrums and get ready for spring. The Third Annual Balance Your Life™ Wellness Gala™ will be held in Morristown on March 12. Having been to previous Galas, I know it’s a great place to meet practitioners, experience new wellness therapies, and get tips for enhancing your own health and wellbeing. This month’s issue will also help you on your way toward spring rejuvenation. We cover detox from three angles: exercise, diet, and consciousness. Start one or all three programs now, and April will find a healthier, more energetic, and more balanced you. If you have children, you’ll know that it’s time to start making plans for the summer. As a camp director’s wife, and the mother of two children who practically grew up at camp, I know what good it can do. Whether your children go for a week, or an entire summer, the experience can offer them independence, improved social skills, and a new perspective on nature. Our feature on Eco-Camps explores a new twist: eco-friendly camps. Is winter still getting you down? Enter our Wild Dolphin Encounter contest. Natural Awakenings is offering one winner a six-night getaway in the Bahamas where you can connect and play with wild dolphins swimming free in their natural environment. When you’re not frolicking with the animals, you’ll find plenty of other activities, healthy food, and sunshine. Ana

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tudio Montclair Inc., a nonprofit association of professional visual artists, features two green exhibits in its Virginia S. Block Gallery on the second floor of the Academy Square building, 33 Plymouth Street, Montclair, through April 29. “Rendering Green” features artists transforming the ordinary by salvaging, altering and repurposing materials, thus creating their own artistic medium while commenting on our delicate interconnection with nature and responsibility to treat the environment gently. The second exhibit, “Sustainability and the Artistic Vision,” connects current artists to contemporary environmental activism. According to curator Mona Brody, the show’s six artists demonstrate “how theoretical insights, concrete practices in art, and the use of sustainable materials coincide with hard realities and materiality for political action, artistic theory and practice, and sustainable living in the 21st century.” The gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. For more information, visit StudioMontclair.org or call 973-744-1818.

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Interweave Offers Class on Stress-Related Fatigue

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nterweave, a Summit-based interfaith learning community that offers skills for holistic living to strengthen wellness, deepen spirituality and promote the common good, presents “Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Life: Recognition and Personal Treatment for Stress-Related Fatigue,” by Richard Wilmot, M.D. The class will be held on Saturday, March 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Calvary Church Parish House, 31 Woodland Ave. at DeForest Ave., Summit. The fee is $50 ($45 for Interweave members). Dr. Wilmot, specially trained in the treatment of body pain, fatigue and myofascial pain, is the program director of Enthesis Medical Associates, a multidisciplinary clinic in Albany. The class will explore the many different sources of fatigue, address how to determine if there is an underlying condition requiring medical intervention, offer helpful approaches to relief and renewal that participants can implement themselves, and present ways to relieve stress through meditative and lifestyle practices and a supportive diet. The Rev. Dr. Robert Corin Morris, Interweave’s executive director, and Melinda Scott will co-facilitate the program. Interweave offers classes in Summit, Short Hills and other area locations. For more information on this class and other offerings, go to Interweave.org or call 908-277-2120.

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he Health Shoppe, 66 Morris Street in Morristown, announces its classes this month, which are open to the public. The classes are $25 each ($30 if registering after March 6). On Friday, March 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., Chef Sandy Queiroz of Florida’s Hippocrates Health Institute will discuss and prepare raw dressings using bases ranging from the simple oil variety to those with nuts, seeds, alcohol-free flavorings, dry and fresh herbs, and veggie juices. On Thursday, March 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Shaun Ananko offers Home Brewing Basics, an introduction to brewing beer at home. An overview of the process of creating delicious home brews, as well as a list of the supplies needed to start, will be presented. Ananko will also demonstrate the processes of making a wort and beginning fermentation. For more information or to register, call 973-538-9131, visit TheHealthShoppes. com or email Tammy@TheHealthShoppes.com. See ad on page 21.

Growing with the Seasons Celebrates First Anniversary with Open House

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rowing with the Seasons’ Center for Inspiration, 811 Main Street, Boonton, will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Sunday, March 20, with an open house. A full day of activities and an honoring of the equinox at sunset are planned. Founded by Madeline and Miles Thompson, Growing with the Seasons encourages everyone to “grow from the inside out” to become who they really are by nature through workshops, groups, and classes. The center’s programs include meditation, qigong, yoga, nutrition, and a Course in Miracles study group. Families and children are a special focus; Miles and Madeline believe “Children arrive as teachers and mirrors, offering us opportunities to become new again.” For more information, visit GrowingWithTheSeasons.com, email GrowingWithTheSeasons2@ gmail.com or call 973-219-2565.

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newsbriefs Networking, Empowerment Found in V.E.N.U.S Circle

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n March 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., mindful-wellness expert, best-selling author, and life coach Hueina Su launches the V.E.N.U.S. Circle, a networking, empowerment and support group for professional women. The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month at Dental Associates of Denville, 111 Bloomfield Avenue. The fee is $20 per meeting and includes light refreshments. Says Su, “As a high-achieving professional woman, I have been longing for a place where high-achieving, heart-centered, successful professional women can meet regularly to network and support one another.” The group’s name comes from the following shared characteristics of its members: Victorious: courageous, resilient, powerful; Exceptional: highachieving, driven, successful; Nurturing: heart-centered, compassionate, altruistic; Unique: dare to be different, authentic, out-of-the-box; Spirited: passionate, purposeful, inspirational. For more information and to register, visit HueinaSu.com/ Venus-Circle or call Hueina Su at 973-664-0446.

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atural Awakenings has teamed up with WildQuest to offer readers a chance to win a Wild Dolphin Encounter Caribbean adventure getaway in the Bahamas. The six-night trip includes a one-night stay in Ft. Lauderdale before flying to Bimini, where the lucky winner will enjoy five days of daily excursions on a comfortable catamaran to connect and play with wild dolphins swimming free in their natural environment. The combination of yoga, healthy food, supportive surroundings and dolphin encounters creates a transformative opportunity to relax, expand and reconnect with nature. Since 1995, WildQuest has been providing programs for swimming with wild and free dolphins in the warm Caribbean Sea; for many individuals, the experience is life-changing. Natural Awakenings reader Bukki Sitler reports on Facebook: “I won a trip last summer, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The crew is respectful and helpful . . . they never feed or otherwise try to attract the dolphins, and are very respectful of the fact that the humans are guests in the dolphins’ home.” To enter the sweepstakes, visit NaturalAwakeningsMag. com/contests. To learn more about WildQuest, visit WildQuest. com. See ad on page 44. 10

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The Mind Body Spirit Expo Makes Its Debut in the Garden State

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renowned exposition featuring some of the leading practitioners in the fields of holistic health, spirituality, natural foods and fitness has changed its venue and season. The Mind Body Spirit Expo, usually held in autumn in Pennsylvania, moves to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison this spring, April 8–10. MBS Expo director Anne Khoury felt it was time to expand to a new location and reach new people at the time of year when rebirth and new beginnings unfold. “We have had great success at our Pennsylvania location and have made many wonderful friends, so I felt it was a good time to expand our reach with the same amount of dedication, variety and special guest speakers that have made our expo the largest and the best known of its kind in the northeastern United States.” As Ms. Khoury attests, this expo provides the most dynamic schedule of guest speakers that the expo has ever presented. Deepak Chopra, bestselling author, founder of the Chopra Foundation, adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management and senior scientist with the Gallup Organization, will speak on “Healing, Transformation, and Higher Consciousness.” His lecture will be preceded by a reception in which attendees, over hors d’oeuvres and wine, have the chance to meet and talk to the man hailed by Time magazine as the “poet-prophet of alternative medicine.” Doreen Virtue, the world’s premiere angel therapy expert, will present “Connecting with the Angels of Health, Happiness, and High Energy.” Those attending this event are sure to be delighted and inspired by Doreen’s lecture, which includes a special reception before and a concert following, with Doreen’s group, Obsidian. Lisa Williams is one of the most engaging of mediums, selling out halls and theaters throughout the world. Lisa’s events are at once lively, fun and moving, and her appearance on Saturday promises to combine her unique gifts and talents in connecting with her audiences. Kevin Trudeau has been an advocate for natural health for many years, and his Sunday talk is sure to be fascinating, informative and, yes, provocative. Braco, the European gazing phenomenon, made an impressive first East Coast appearance at the Mind Body Spirit Expo last fall, with long lines forming for his sessions and many repeat tickets bought. With gazing, Braco is able to become a conduit of healing energy to those assembled before him, with no words spoken. Hundreds of thousands have seen him in Europe, and now his gifts are being made available in select appearances in this country. Popular healer/teacher Deborah King will offer ways for participants to activate their shaman and healing powers, while NaturalAwakeningsNJ.com


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Carol Bowman, the premier past-regressionist in the United States, heralded by James Van Praagh, conducts one of her popular workshops. Master Seok Seo Park, a chi energy healer who has helped thousands in his native Korea and in New York and Philadelphia, will give two free talks at the Expo. In addition to these renowned speakers, the Expo offers a wide range of natural products, massage and bodywork sessions, psychic readings, music, arts and crafts, and more. Several “recession busters” are available. Seniors and students with ID receive free admission on Friday, and $2 off General Admission on Saturday and Sunday. An “early-bird” discount offers $2 off General Admission on Friday if you show up from 3 to 4 p.m., and $5 off General Admission on Saturday or Sunday from 9 to 10 a.m. There are also $2 discount coupons available through ads, fliers and Natural Awakenings magazine. Discounts cannot be combined with other discount offers.

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efore digging into that next stack of French toast or waffles, pour on some real, pure maple syrup. New research attests to its surprising medicinal value. Scientists at The University of Rhode Island have identified more than 20 compounds in Canadian maple syrup that can be linked to human health—eight of which have been found in the maple family for the first time. It turns out that the syrup contains not only many naturally occurring vitamins and minerals such as zinc, thiamine and calcium, but also substances reported to have anti-bacterial, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties. Maple syrup is made from the sap located just inside the bark of the sugar maple tree, which is constantly exposed to the sun. Scientists speculate that when the sugar maple is tapped to extract the sap, it secretes phenolics—a beneficial class of antioxidants also found in berries—as a defense mechanism; these wind up in the sap and ultimately concentrate in the syrup, giving this sugary treat its stamp of health.

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lack rice— long a staple food for one-third of the world’s population—is gaining popularity in the United States because of its exotic look and nutty flavor. Now, research chemists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service report that the black variety of this grain may help soothe the inflammation involved in allergies, asthma and other diseases. These health benefits are attributed to its outer bran layer which, unlike with white rice, is not polished off during processing. Collaborating researchers tested the effects of black rice bran extract on skin inflammation in laboratory mice and found that it reduced the inflammation by 32 percent compared to control animals; the rice bran also decreased production of certain substances known to promote inflammation in the body. Brown rice bran extract did not have these effects. When the scientists fed the mice a diet containing 10 percent black rice bran, swelling associated with allergic contact dermatitis, a common type of skin irritation, decreased. These results show a potential value of black rice bran as an antiinflammatory and anti-allergic food ingredient. It may also hold promise as a therapeutic agent for the treatment and prevention of diseases associated with chronic inflammation.

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Whole Foods Market: “Health Starts Here” Jennifer L. Nelson

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he sheer number of choices in a supermarket can be overwhelming, and consumers are often hard-pressed to resist quick and easy convenience foods and frozen meals. Add to the mix the fact that many Americans are unclear about exactly what they should be eating—and how much—for proper nutrition, and you really have a recipe for disaster. That’s why Whole Foods Market rolled out its Health Starts Here program. With 11 locations scattered throughout the Garden State, the natural and organic chain has always been committed to high-quality standards and sustainable agriculture, but now the company has taken on its biggest mission yet: helping customers achieve lifelong health. “The company started 30 years ago when people did a lot of cooking, and we want to help our customers go back to basics,” explains Mark Wilkins, associate coordinator for Health Starts Here. “The acronym for ‘standard American diet’ spells ‘sad,’ and the state of health in this country is just that,” adds Kristine Nicholson, healthy-eating specialist at the MillburnUnion location. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2010 data, only about 38 percent of Americans eat enough fruit, and just six percent of men and four percent of women consume an adequate amount of vegetables. “Someone has to do something,” Nicholson says, “and if not Whole Foods Market, then who?” Countless studies prove that a diet rich in vegetables, beans, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds promotes good health and reduces the risk of chronic disease. Health Starts Here makes the research digestible with a program revolv-

ing around just four key pillars of healthy eating: choosing whole, natural, and organic foods; maintaining a plant-based diet including legumes, nuts, and seeds; consuming healthy fats from plant sources like nuts and avocados; and opting for nutrient-dense foods that are low in calories but high in micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. “We’re not telling people to eat salad all day; we’re just asking that they consume more plant-based foods, and smaller portions of everything else,” Nicholson says. To help consumers get even more bang for their nutrition buck, the company partnered with Eat Right America to label many foods sold in the market according to an Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) score, which indicates the food’s nutrient density on a scale of 1 to 1000; dark leafy greens like kale earn the highest score, while soda scores a one. Backed by a medical advisory board, the retailer also offers a variety of free cooking classes along with healthyeating supper clubs for a modest fee. Currently, four New Jersey locations are home to healthy-eating specialists who are on hand to answer questions and help customers identify the best items to toss into their shopping carts. “We teach people how to shop for good health. Health Starts Here is truly a lifestyle,” says Tyrone J. Walcott, healthy-eating specialist at the West Orange and Montclair locations. Customers also have access to hundreds of online recipes, and they can stop by the market’s Healthy Eating Kiosk for in-store information sessions, book-club meetings, store tours, customized healthy-eating programs, and individual consultations at no additional charge. “We’re hoping to help demystify healthy eating,” Wilkins says. “The best part about the program is turning people on to some really great food . . . and inspiring them to get back into the kitchen.” Jennifer L. Nelson is a New Jersey-based freelance writer specializing in health, parenting and lifestyle. Visit her website: JenniferLNelson.com.

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America’s Growing Food Revolution An Insider’s Guide to Sustainable Choices by Lisa Marshall

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e’ve heard the buzz. America is in the midst of a food revolution. Sales of natural and organic foods are up by double digits. The once-obscure Locavore (eat local) movement has become a national phenomenon. Community supported agriculture (CSA) initiatives and farmers’ markets are proliferating. Even the federal government and some of the country’s largest grocery retailers have jumped on board, with First Lady Michelle Obama helping to plant the first garden on White House grounds

since World War II, and Walmart vowing in January to double the percentage of locally grown produce it sells to 9 percent. The statistics are motivating indeed: According to University of Wisconsin researchers, produce travels an average of 1,500 miles from farmland to plate today, up 22 percent from 1981. Half of our land and 80 percent of our water is used for agriculture, reports The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and pesticide use has increased 33-fold since the 1940s. Meanwhile, health problems

associated with agricultural chemicals are on the rise. “We have been through 100 years of industrialization of our food supply, and consumers have begun to wake up and realize they have no idea how their food is made,” says historian and food policy writer James McWilliams, an associate professor at Texas State University. “Historians will look back on this time as momentous.” But with every revolution come tough questions—and fiery debate—on

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how best to participate. Is it better to buy “organic,” “natural” or “local”? Is shopping at a farmers’ market inherently more green? Are there other ways, such as planting a garden or eschewing meat, that can make an even bigger impact? In reality, there are no easy answers, but, “Consumers need to be prepared to take on a bit more complexity in how we think about food, and not fall so easily for simple mantras (like Eat Local and Buy Organic),” advises McWilliams.

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expected to be in the food.” With the exception of meat, it is up to the manufacturer to define what natural means. (In 2009, the USDA defined “naturally raised” meat as, “… raised entirely without growth promoters, antibiotics, and never been fed animal byproducts.” It says nothing about GMOs or humane animal treatment.) Organic advocates point out that a genetically modified animal could be fed genetically modified feed and confined to a narrow pen and still be billed as natural. A loaf of natural bread could be made with grains repeatedly sprayed with pesticides and man-made fertilizer. “Natural refers to the end product,” explains the Organic Trade Association. “It does not provide any information about how the product was produced.” What about buying local? Rodale argues that, while focusing on local is

great for reducing farm-to-plate miles, if it isn’t organic, it isn’t necessarily addressing the larger issue of pesticide and antibiotic use. Noting that more than 4 billion pounds of pesticides are used annually in the United States, she points to studies from the National Institutes of Health and the Mount Sinai Medical Center Children’s Environmental Health Center that suggest links between agricultural antibiotic use and the rise in drug-resistant staph infections in humans, and between oganophosphate pesticides and cancer and diabetes. “It is fine to buy local, but if there are chemicals in it, then the farmer is contaminating your own community,” Rodale says. “That’s even worse.”

The Locavore Way

In early 2005, Jennifer Maiser and a handful of friends in San Francisco decided to limit what they ate for a month to what was produced within 100 miles of home base. By August, 1,000 people had signed on at Maiser’s EatLocalChallenge.com. By 2007, “locavore” was the Word of the Year of the New Oxford American Dictionary. “It just snowballed,” recalls Maiser. “I think it had a lot to do with changes in the organic movement. In the 1990s,

if you were eating organic, you pretty much were eating food from a local farmer. But when the big companies came in and you could get organic produce grown in Mexico, it wasn’t the same anymore. We still wanted to know where our food was coming from.” Professional dancer-turned-ethnobotanist Leda Meredith started a 250mile challenge in 2007, in part to see if a time-crunched professional in wintery Brooklyn could achieve what Locavores in warmer climes had. At first, adjusting to the realities was rough. Local cooking oil was hard to find (she saved the rendered fat from her locally raised duck and used it to pop locally grown popcorn) and her one-bedroom apartment was not ideal for stockpiling canned produce (she keeps canned local tomatoes and dried wild mushrooms under her bed). “But, by year’s end, it had become my new normal,” says Meredith, author of The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget. She chooses organic and local whenever possible, and if the food is on the Environmental Working Group’s dirty-dozen list of most pesticidedrenched food, she might even buy organic from afar. Yet, she is a Locavore at heart. “It has an impact, on local economies and small farmers, and from a

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cook’s point of view the food is just fresher,” she says. McWilliams, a vegan and author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get it Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly, agrees. But he takes issue with the notion that, because it necessitates fewer transportation miles, eating local is a better choice for the environment. He notes that the shipping of food constitutes just 9 to 11 percent of its “life-cycle assessment” (the toll it takes on the environment), while things like water use, fertilizer application and harvesting techniques suck up far more. Is it really greener to buy local hothouse tomatoes if, according to McWilliams, they can require up to 10 times the energy? Is it really more sustainable to buy local rice from an arid state if aquifers were drained to grow it? Another issue concerns economies of scale. For instance, a shipper sending a truck with 2,000 apples across 2,000 miles would consume the same amount of fuel per apple as a local farmer who takes a pickup 50 miles to sell 50 apples. “Local is not necessarily greener,” accounts McWilliams. So, what is? Eating less meat, he contends. And mounting studies back up his point. Most recently, a 2009 study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a carnivorous diet requires 2.9 times more water, 2.5 times more energy, 3 times more fertilizer and 1.4 times more pesticides than a vegetarian diet. “If I eat less meat or eat a vegan diet, I am automatically shrinking the carbon footprint of my diet, no matter where it comes from,” says McWilliams.

Growing Our Own

Greg Peterson says that there is another perspective often left out of the puzzle when people postulate how they can change the world by what they eat: “Food grows for free. You just have to buy a little seed and put a little water on it. People should grow their own food, share it and give it away.” From his 80-by-60-foot yard in the heart of Phoenix, Peterson grows 50 to 100 individual crops, from citrus trees

Small Family Farm Thinks Big

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hen Helen and Bill McLaughlin purchased their Long Valley farm in 2005, they did so with big plans to start living a healthier lifestyle—and to bring that option to the greater community. They worked to renovate the house, barn and 18 acres of farmland. Now, six years later, their work has paid off in spades. Mini Mac Farm, at 273 Pleasant Grove Road, proudly offers naturally raised beef, pork, chicken, eggs, seasonal vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. The McLaughlins are committed to safe, sustainable farming practices and grow all their crops and hay without the use of harmful pesticides. Their animals are raised without antibiotics, growth hormones or steroids. Mini Mac Farm has been approved by the Washington Township Board of Health; its meats are packaged in a USDA-inspected facility, and its eggs are collected twice a day for optimal freshness, cleaned, candled and boxed on site. Helen and Bill McLaughlin are also invested in the welfare of other small farms that share their ideals. Instead of competing with local farms, Mini Mac Farm has taken the lead in strengthening their network. As a result, Mini Mac now boasts an expanded line of meats and game purchased from similarly minded family farms that also practice sustainable farming. To learn more, visit MiniMacFarm.com or contact Helen at 973-7139770. See ad on page 16. to snow peas and greens. His neighbors pop in for a bowl of peaches or a few fresh eggs. He further spreads the word by hosting gardening classes for everyone from wealthy retirees with big yards to thrifty condo dwellers wanting to grow herbs on their porches. “For me, it’s about building local food systems and making neighborhoods more resilient,” he says. “There is also something inherently spiritual about being able to go out in my front yard and pick carrots, beets and greens to make dinner.” Erin Barnett is the director of Minnesota-based LocalHarvest, which connects consumers with family farms, co-ops (collectively owned nonprofit grocery stores or buying clubs that give members discounted prices on health-conscious products in exchange for a fee and work crew hours) and CSAs (in which members buy a share and receive a box of local farm produce each week). She says that these can be excellent ways to benefit our health, environment and local economies. But there can be downsides. For example, a co-op can take years to form and is typically volunteer run, which involves a significant learning curve; it also often requires members to put up several hundred dollars long before the doors open. Belonging to a CSA includes collective risk, so if it’s a bad crop year, member shares are affected. At a farmers’ market, occasionally a vendor will pass off conventional produce shipped in from afar as local or organic. As someone who buys eggs from a farmers’ market, grass-fed meat from a local farm, dry goods from a co-op, nuts from a natural food buying club, and has a garden that dwarfs her own house, Barnett puts it this way: Ask questions first. Then make a plan. “Everyone is going to concoct their own way of meeting their needs by balancing their relationships with local people and their beliefs about organic,” she says. “It is very complex. But at least people are talking about it.” Connect with the writer at LisaMarshall08@gmail.com. natural awakenings

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Homegrown Hero: “Produce Pete” Promotes the Garden State’s Bounty by Susan Bloom

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roduce Pete” Napolitano will be the first to admit that he doesn’t understand all the hype that surrounds him. “I’m always amazed,” he laughs. “I’ll meet celebrities I’m in awe of who tell me they’ve always wanted to meet me!” For all his modesty, Napolitano has certainly had his share of celebrity moments. A well-known fruit and vegetable aficionado, author, and former owner of his family’s legendary business, Napolitano’s Produce, in Bergenfield, he currently appears in a weekly segment on NBC’s Weekend Today in New York every Saturday morning. He is also a print and broadcast spokesperson for the A&P family of supermarkets and has appeared on such shows as The View.

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A contagiously exuberant and ardent ambassador of the Garden State, “Produce Pete” Napolitano is extremely supportive of the growth of farmers markets, which he feels are instrumental in bringing people back to nature and to the roots of the food we should be eating. “The farmer is the backbone of our economy,” he explains, noting that in today’s produce business, where items often travel a great distance and are subject to the negative effects of fluctuating temperatures and time, “buying local is critical to preserving freshness, flavor, and the strength of our area market.” Napolitano developed his strong connection to fruits and vegetables as a child growing up in northern New Jersey. The son of a produce peddler, he began working for his

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father at the age of four, selling produce door to door. His father eventually opened Napolitano’s Produce in 1959, a business that Pete bought from him ten years later and ran for more than 25 years. “Growing up,” he says, “fruits and vegetables were like comfort foods to us. Even today, if you offered me the choice of a lobster or a plate of escarole and beans, I’d choose the escarole and beans.” Pete fondly recalls how, when money was tight at Christmas, his mother would wrap fresh oranges and other fruits in colored foil and give them to Pete and his siblings as gifts. “And we were always so excited to get them!” These days, in addition to instructing viewers on which fruits and vegetables are in season and how to get the maximum flavor and benefit from them, Pete takes great satisfaction in helping kids enjoy the natural bounty around them and adopt healthy eating habits. He regularly visits area schools to promote the importance of eating produce with every meal, advocating putting fruit on top of cereal for breakfast, having an apple or peach during the day as a snack, adding lettuce to a sandwich at lunch, and having a potato with dinner. “Eating healthy is a lifestyle choice that should be taught to kids early so they start these good habits when they’re young,” he recommends. “Parents should encourage their kids to try everything and should also avoid overcooking vegetables, which may be why kids complain that they don’t like them.” Does Pete Napolitano view himself as a hero, someone who embodies the values of the hard-working smallbusiness owner upon which New Jersey was built, or the spokesperson who is working to promote the Garden State’s bounty? “I really like people and I love what I do,” he shrugs. “In the end, nothing is more important than your health.” A freelance writer and corporate communications consultant, Susan Bloom writes weekly health and food features for the Asbury Park Press and specializes in topics related to nutrition, fitness, and healthy lifestyles.

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pring—when the natural world reawakens and bursts with renewed energy—is an ideal season to clean up our act. A cleansing diet to eliminate toxins from our body is as much a rite of spring as sweeping debris from our home. In my nutrition practice, I have often seen how after a sedentary winter of consuming heavier foods, our bodies may be carrying around as much as five to 10 pounds of toxic wastes. While a properly functioning human body has its own built-in detoxification system, it can be easily overwhelmed by today’s proliferation of environmental toxins. The newest environmental assault on the body’s detox system is electro-pollution, according to research highlighted in the 2007 BioIniative Report, a metastudy of 2,000 peer-reviewed studies compiled by an international group of researchers, scientists and health policy officials. Compounding the problem, environmental toxins also play havoc with our body’s built-in weight regulation system. In short, the more toxic our body becomes, the harder it is to lose weight.

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Did your parents always support your definition of truly healthy food? I grew up in an old Colonial farmhouse in Westport, Connecticut, and my parents were always interested in healthy food and cooking. Mom had been a health foodie since the late ’60s, and she taught me how to cook at an early age. Dad taught me how to fish and how to pick ripe produce from the local farm stand. But I realized that Dad associated all health food with nut loaf topped with yeast gravy and “atomic” muffins, made with heavy whole wheat. He had some stubborn ideas about what he thought organic food really was. So, one year, I secretly prepared a totally organic Thanksgiving dinner for the family. When Dad finished his plate I asked, “So, how did you like your organic dinner?” He was surprised and knew he’d been had, but also realized that organic food didn’t have to taste funny. Our first product for Newman’s Own Organics, an organic pretzel, became Dad’s favorite snack.

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ollowing in her famous parents’ footsteps, Nell Newman, daughter of actors and environmental activists Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, launched Newman’s Own Organics in 1993 with business partner Peter Meehan. She is also the author of The Newman’s Own Organics Guide to a Good Life: Simple Measures that Benefit You and the Place You Live. Since 1982, the Newman’s Own Foundation, which originated with her father’s company, Newman’s Own, has donated more than $300 million to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.

Why did you decide to create Newman’s Own Organics? In 1989 I worked as the development director for the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, trying to raise money for this small nonprofit. I was very motivated to do this work because I was dumbfounded by how the peregrine falcon and the bald eagle populations were being decimated due to the use of the synthetic pesticide DDT.

But raising money for this organization wasn’t easy. I started to look closely at the business model Dad was working on at the time to produce and sell high-quality products, with profits going to various charities. I thought it was a great idea that could be done a little differently, and decided to create an organic line of food products. My hope was to have the line support organic agriculture and

How do you advocate for the principles of sustainable agriculture? My big goal in life is to support the growth of organic agriculture, because the impact is profound. Our company uses as many organic ingredients in our products as we possibly can.

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Today, I also love to farm organically in my backyard. I have nine chickens, a peach tree, a couple of citrus trees and four raised beds for fruits and vegetables.

What role did social responsibility play in your family life? I knew my parents were politically active, but “socially responsible” wasn’t even a term when I was growing up. They never lectured or made a big deal about their philanthropy; I only learned about it through their example. Dad’s company began because people loved his homemade salad dressing; he was always putting it in big wine bottles and giving it away. Although he thought it was a harebrained idea and was told that celebrity products usually fail, he eventually decided to sell it. In the first year he made $890,000; at that time he was at the peak of his acting career and instead of pocketing the money, he donated it to selected charities.

Why did you decide to develop a line of organic pet foods? When I was a kid, we had five dogs, six cats and a pet skunk. I was also a budding ornithologist, and as a teenager I practiced the art of falconry, because the peregrine was my favorite bird. I’ve always loved animals, so organic pet food seemed like a natural product line extension to me. It was a challenge to convince Dad, but we finally launched the pet line in 2005 and it’s been highly successful. Because the type of food an animal eats affects its quality of life, it’s vital to make sure pets receive the highest quality of foods that are closest to what they would eat in the wild. Plus, the happier our animals are, the happier we are. For more information, visit Newmans OwnOrganics.com/index.php. Ellen Mahoney is a writer and radio producer. Email Evm@infionline.net.

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Consciousness Cleanse Three Weeks to a Better Future by Debbie Ford

n Begin an ongoing present-moment awareness practice today. Set an hourly alarm; then, each time it reminds you, become present for five minutes to nature, to your body and breath or to the present moment itself. n Surprise yourself by challenging preconceptions of yourself; take measured risks and do something differently today. In this enhanced sense of the present, you can listen more deeply to the calling of your soul.

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his month is a powerful time to assess where we’ve been, acknowledge where we are right now and dream our most beautiful life into being. Starting now, we can move from the outdated modes of our limited thinking mind to tune into our eternal divine mind. Acting on these three recommended cleansing phases— one a week for the next three weeks— will work to lift us out of resignation and mediocrity into hope and excitement, and connect us with a future filled with surprises, possibility and deep purpose.

Week One: The Past. The first

seven days of what I call The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse are dedicated to creating a powerful magnet of desire and cleaning out the turbulent emotions, outdated beliefs, unresolved incidents and restricting thoughts that have taken root in our minds and hearts.

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n Write a list of the grudges and resentments you have been carrying around that you are ready to let go. Release them by tearing up the paper into tiny little pieces. n Understanding that your outer world is a reflection of your inner world, release 100 pieces of clutter from your past that now occupy your home, office and surroundings. Liberated from the confusion, fear, guilt and self-doubt of the past, you will naturally open up to new realms of awareness, emotional freedom and spiritual liberation.

Week Two: The Present. Having released everything that has depleted your vitality and held you back, stand firmly in the present moment. Take an honest look at where and who you are today, observing what is and is not working in your life.

final phase, you have the opportunity to look into the future and see who you want to be from this day forward. n Choose a sacred value that can serve as the foundation for your future, such as abundance, compassion, grace or integrity, and surround yourself with images, prayers, songs and scents that invoke it for you. Identify and act on choices that allow you to express that value. n Spend time each morning, afternoon and evening checking in with your natural divine GPS. See if you made wrong turns and find out where that still, small voice wants you to go next. Reconnecting with your highest self, you will experience more love, contentment and compassion as you step into the brilliance of your soul’s purpose. Why not seize this extraordinary opportunity to till the soil of your consciousness and plant the seeds of a whole new future? Debbie Ford is a New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including The Shadow Effect, co-authored with Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson, and The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse. Visit DebbieFord.com.

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here are as many different types of exercise as there are ways to move. Although all types of exercise will help to detoxify your body, some are clearly more beneficial than others. Try one of these today and feel better immediately. Walk This Way Generally speaking, aerobic exercises like walking, jogging, cycling and swimming are the most detoxifying. Of the wide array of choices, walking is hands-down the most popular. It is something almost everyone can do to get a daily dose of healthy detoxification.

Jump for Joy Bouncing on a trampoline, such as a minitramp or rebounder, is one of the least appreciated exercises for cleansing and strengthening every cell of the body. Experts point out that it is also one of the best workouts for activating the lymphatic system. Let Your Body Flow For centuries, yoga has been prescribed as moving medicine for the immune system. Yoga has been reported to lower stress hormones that compromise immunity, while stimulating the lymphatic system to purge toxins and bring fresh, nutrient-oxygenated blood to each organ to help ensure optimum functioning.

Make Some Muscle Strength training is known to boost natural muscle-making chemicals such as human growth hormone and preserve the muscle we have, while also replacing the muscle tissue we’ve lost. Lifting weights also helps us shed fat by simply burning calories. As a bonus, a calorie-burning metabolism can stay elevated for up to 48 hours after we’ve finished lifting. Take It Outside When possible, infuse an exercise routine with fresh air by doing it outdoors. When exercising outside, it’s important that we not add to our toxic burden by walking or jogging along busy roads or highways, because breathing in chemical-laced exhaust nullifies the benefits. Annie B. Bond is an internationally renowned expert on personal detoxification and past executive editor of Care2. com/greenliving, which sourced all health claims in The Purification Plan, by the editors of Rodale Health Books.

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ECO-CAMPS FOR KIDS by Gail Condrick

Just the mention of summer camp evokes programs or even sustainable living projects in exotic places. Camp has always proved a perfect time to unplug from parents’ memories of communal living, daily routines and connect with the extraordinary. As Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association, observes: new challenges and outdoor fun in close “Camps have been introducing children to the wonder and beauty of the natural world for 150 years.” Fortunately, the encounters with nature’s wonders. Today’s trend continues, in spades. new generation of eco-friendly camps What’s in Store for our kids offer all of these experiences Eco-friendly camps can prove to be both an educational and experiential immersion in the living of green values for and more. a child, establishing a pattern for life. Many camps mirror

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the sustainable practices families follow at home, like using energy-saving devices, composting and encouraging healthy eating and organic gardening. For example, campers entering kindergarten through sixth grade like experiencing farm life at the Gwynn Valley Camp, in North Carolina (GwynnValley.com). Youngsters pick vegetables from the organic garden, milk the cows and gather eggs. This camp grows 70 percent of its food and has implemented many energy-saving practices. NaturalAwakeningsNJ.com


“Today’s camps are adaptive and responsive to the needs of today’s families, mentoring tomorrow’s leaders— our children—in navigating the future.” ~ Peg Smith, CEO, American Camp Association In Maryland, at Camp Calleva’s sustainable farm (Calleva.org), attendees learn about environmentally friendly design through hands-on alternative energy projects that change each year. Their Build Green and Grow Green weeks, for instance, have engaged campers in building a rainwater collection system for crops and farm animals, a biofuel project and this summer, a windmill alternative energy design. Likewise, the Green River Preserve, in North Carolina (GreenRiverPreserve. org), offers environmental programs for the academically gifted, creative and curious. Kids take daily hikes with naturalist mentors, learning the science behind their experiences, and help harvest, eat and compost vegetables grown onsite. Of course, traditional camp activities add to the fun. The camp partners with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, which encourages caring stewardship of Planet Earth. Teens from 13 to 17 years old enjoy programs offered at the Omega Teen Camp, in Holmes, New York (search Teen Camp at eomega.org). On top of outdoor adventures, the camp offers 50 class selections, from dance, yoga and Tai chi to meditation and “Face Your Fears” consciousness classes. When it’s time for dinner, they enjoy vegetarian and organic food selections, with most meals made from scratch. Know a mature teen, ready for travel and community service? BoldEarth Adventures’ (BoldEarth.com) summer camps include between six

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Benefits of the Natural World Camp allows kids to take a break from electronics and breathe in a renewed sense of nature’s daily miracles. Connecting to nature fights the “nature deficit syndrome,” spotlighted in Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods, in which he comments on the state of too many of our youth today: “A kid today can likely tell you about the Amazon rain forest—but not about the last time he or she explored the woods in solitude, or lay in a field listening to the wind and watching the clouds move.” Louv is founder of the Children and Nature Network (ChildrenAndNature.org). Whether our perfect eco-camp is educational or sustainable, in the mountains or under a backyard tent, the experience of just being in nature can be life-changing for a child and for the whole family. Connect with Gail Condrick, writer and workshop leader, at GaelaVisions.com.

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“Who is Looking for an Answer to Awful Headaches and Migraines?” Dear Friend, Every day, people come to see me looking for an answer to those agonizing headaches they’ve endured for years. Many have been to several doctors, tried several drugs, and have had very expensive tests. My patient, Roseann, had migraine headaches since first grade. She’d been to generalists, specialists, had CAT scans, MRI’s, and been on some powerful medications . . . all of which didn’t help. She suffered for 20 years. Another patient, Aggie, just went three weeks without a migraine for the first time in years (she hadn’t gone longer than a few days without one). All that suffering, when the answer was just removing nerve pressure in their spines. Their cases are not unusual at all. “This month I’m reaching out to people with headaches.” It bothers me that many have been told there is no answer for them, when perhaps there is. No doctor can guarantee a cure; however, chiropractic care has been shown to help countless people. And, it’s not just migraines and headaches. I’m blessed to help people with chronic pain, neck pain, shoulder/arm pain, whiplash from car accidents, backaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, just to name a few. I often see people who’ve come to me as a “last resort.” As a chiropractor, I do things differently. I’m not going to give you medications to cover up symptoms because my job is to get to the root cause of the health problems. You need to know that I don’t “cure” anyone. Your body is designed to always strive to heal itself. Sometimes, nerve interference gets in the way of that inborn striving towards health. What I do is remove nerve pressure, and allow the body to heal itself. I’m not a miracle worker; your body is the real miracle. Although all people respond differently to care, most people who see a chiropractor are satisfied. Thanks, and God Bless. Fred Rossi, D.C. Bring in this article by March 31st and I’ll give you a new patient exam for $67 with x-rays, paraspinal thermal imaging . . . the whole thing ($260 value). Further care is very affordable and you’ll be happy to know that we have family plans. You can call me, or Maya, at ROSSI FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC. We can help you.

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Mix it Up When shopping for plants, experiment with the way herbs from these two groups look when they are arranged together: n Upright growth habit: basil,

chives, dill, rosemary, sage n Mounding growth habit: marjo-

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second container by combining silvery sage with green chives and curly parsley. This two-pot herb garden will produce a season’s worth of fresh flavors.

The Herbal Kitchen Eight Easy Picks for Container Gardening Keep culinary herbs handy by growing them in a large pot just outside the kitchen door. by Barbara Pleasant

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umans have had good reasons to grow basil, rosemary and other culinary herbs for thousands of years. Edible herbal accents and aromas enhance the beauty and flavor of every dish they touch, be they sprigs of fresh parsley tossed into hot couscous or marjoram and thyme sparking a savory risotto. A big garden isn’t needed to grow most kitchen herbs; in fact, it’s often better to grow these culinary gems in pots. In any household, the sweet spot for cultivating herbs is a puddle of sunshine near the kitchen door. Time and again, the cook will dash out to gather a handful of this or that while two or three dishes simmer on the stove. Dinner is less likely to boil over when herbs can be snagged in a matter of seconds. 32

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Individual Pots vs. Container Bouquets Because small pots heat up and dry out faster than larger ones, herbs usually grow best in larger containers. Fourteeninch-wide plastic or fiberglass pots are lightweight, easy to handle and provide ample room for four or more plants. Half-barrel wooden planters are great and fixed oblong planters also work well. Cooks and gardeners will have the most fun combining upright herbs that reach for the sky with others that tend toward low, mounding growth. When shopping for seedlings, look for interesting ways to combine leaf textures and foliage colors, too. For example, anchor an herbal container bouquet with red-leafed basil and surround it with marjoram and thyme. Then, create a

Eight Easy Herbs for Pots Basil’s spicy-sweet flavor with strong floral notes puts it on everyone’s planting list. This fast-growing annual loves warm weather. Basil planted in the early part of the growing season will produce numerous flowering spikes within a couple of months, which should be snipped off. The more basil is pinched back, the bushier it becomes. Chives taste like very mild scallions, and plants will produce new leaves throughout the growing season, if trimmed regularly. These cold-hardy plants become dormant off-season and return the following year, featuring an early show of edible pink flowers. The slender, upright leaves combine well with other herbs. Dill is a fast-growing annual that prefers cool growing conditions. Its leaves, flowers and seeds carry a savory tang that enhances the flavor of pickles, marinated vegetables and breads. Placed in the center of a large pot, a single dill plant will grow more than two feet tall and may require staking. Marjoram deserves wider use, because the little plants combine a light oregano flavor with subtle notes of mint and lemon, and marjoram tastes good raw or cooked. Its lanky stems look lovely spillNaturalAwakeningsNJ.com


ing over the sides of mixed containers. Parsley needs a bit more moisture than other herbs, so place it closer to the center than the edge in mixed containers. Both mild-flavored curly and more assertive flat-leafed Italian parsley do well in roomy containers. Rosemary tolerates strong sun and heat, so it’s a wise choice in hot months. Northerners grow rosemary as an annual, but in milder climates, these woody perennials can continue as a perennial for years. Rosemary’s piney flavor and aroma takes center stage in rice dishes and casseroles, and the woody stems make delightful skewers. Sage charms everyone with its luminous leaves, which may be gray-green or variegated with pink and cream, depending on variety. Smoky sage is the definitive herb to pair with poultry, and it’s great with potatoes, too. Thyme is the flavorful herb that brings depth to many French and Cajun dishes. The fresh version is incomparable for lending savory flavor notes to fresh vegetables. Both English thyme and lowgrowing lemon thyme make appealing edge plants in mixed containers. Barbara Pleasant is the author of numerous gardening books, including Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens. For more information, visit BarbaraPleasant.com.

How to Transplant Herbs Follow these simple steps to get any container herb garden off to a strong start. 1. Water seedlings and set them in a shady spot. Meanwhile, fill a large container that has at least one drainage hole to within two inches of the brim with fresh potting soil. 2. Keeping seedlings in their nursery pots, array them into a pleasing arrangement, with the tallest plants placed near the center. Then, squeeze each plant from its nursery pot and nestle it into the soil in the selected spot. 3. Use scissors to trim off any broken branches and thoroughly water the container herb garden. Keep newly planted containers in a shady spot for about three days. In stationary planters, cover the plants with flowerpots to shade them from direct sunshine. Remove the shade covers after three days, water again, then start snipping bits of fresh herbs as needed for the kitchen. Herbs generally develop their best flavors when they receive sun most of the day. In hotter climates, move herb containers to partial shade during the hotter months to prevent excessive heat stress.

calendarofevents TUESDAY, MARCH 1 Reading Food Labels—3:30 p.m. Food labels can be like a maze of unfamiliar terms and ingredients. This class will help clear up the clutter and make you a more informed, savvy consumer by teaching you what everything means, what to look for...and what to avoid. Whole Foods Market, 235 Prospect Ave., West Orange; 973-669-3196. V.E.N.U.S. Circle—6:30 p.m. Networking, empowerment and support for professional women. $20 per person, including light refreshments. For more information and to register, visit HueinaSu.com/ Venus-Circle or call Hueina Su at 973-664-0446.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 County College of Morris Dance Theatre Showcase—7:30 p.m. Thru March 5. Also at 2 p.m. on March 5. Celebrate the joy of movement, athleticism and artistry as students from the dance program present a full evening of varying dance styles including ballet, hip-hop, modern and jazz. General admission $15; CCM students, children under 12 & Seniors 62 and over, $10. County College of Morris, Dragonetti Auditorium, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5076.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4 Meditation—Noon–1 p.m. Practice mindfulnessbased stress reduction and other meditation techniques; conclude with guided relaxation and a few minutes of salt therapy to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. $15. Space limited. Register at Tatyana@ thejoyofbalance.com or at 908-347-5209. Respira Salt Wellness Ctr., 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. Info@RespiraSalt.com. Raw Dressings with Sandy ‘Dusty’ Queiroz—6-8 p.m. Raw Food Chef Sandy Queiroz will discuss and prepare a variety of dressings using different bases from simple oil variety, nuts and seeds, hemp seed, nut butters, fresh coconut and coconut oil, alcoholfree flavorings, dry herbs vs. fresh herbs, spices and veggie juices. $25. Must register with a deposit. The Health Shoppe, 66 Morris St., Morristown. 973-538-9131. Tammy@TheHealthShoppes.com. TheHealthShoppes.com. Deeper Spirituality Discussions & Learning with Sue—7 p.m. This month’s topic is numerology; $20. Must register at 908-879-3937 or Sue@ TheArtoftheHeart-Chester.com. The Art of the Heart, 15 Perry St., Chester. Where Two or More are Gathered ~ The Power of Prayer—7–8 p.m. Only via conference call at 218-844-0850, access code 321879#. Topic: Power of prayer, joined intention, and morphic resonance. Sponsored by Christina Whited. CircleofIntention.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5 The Illuminated Mandala Class ~ A Creative Workshop with Karen Bailey—9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Part 2 on March 12. Create personal, powerful symbols for healing and enlightenment. $100. Must register at 908-879-3937 or Sue@TheArtoftheHeart-Chester. com. The Art of the Heart, 15 Perry St., Chester.

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Healing Thru Massage—1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Come and let Coleen O’Connor relax your body, mind and spirit with a one-hour massage. $75.00. Swedish, Forearm, Trigger Points, Reflexology, Aromatherapy. By appt only. Contact Lory at 973-224-6773. Huna Healing Center, 171 West Main St. Rockaway. Plant Strong – Health Strong—-2:00 p.m. Stop struggling with dieting! Tyrone will explain ways to improve your health and diet with natural, plant-strong foods and without fad diets. Tyrone will also demonstrate how to whip up a deliciously nutritious plant-strong dish. Whole Foods Market, 235 Prospect Ave., West Orange; 973-669-3196. Sunset Kirtan with Chandralekha—5:30 p.m. Enjoy the yoga of voice, using sound to balance and soothe your mind and uplift your heart. $10 suggested donation. Studio Yoga Madison, 2 Green Village Rd., downtown Madison. 973-966-5311. Staff@StudioYogaNJ.com. StudioYogaNJ.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6 Advanced Past Life Regression ~ Life between Lives Workshop—Snow date March 13. Must register in advance at 973-729-8261 or Isd-sparta.org. Held at the Institute for Spiritual Development, 15 Sparta Ave, Sparta. $40 members/$50 nonmembers. More info, contact Garry at 908-852-4635 or visit Hyp4life.com. Introduction to Crystals for Kids—10–11:30 a.m. Ages 9 to 12. Learn how to select and care about crystals. Each child takes home a bag with several crystals. $25. Must register at 908-879-3937 or Sue@TheArtoftheHeart.com. The Art of the Heart, 15 Perry St., Chester. Maple Sugaring at Schiff—11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 1:30–3 p.m. Meet at the Schiff Nature Center for the annual maple-sugaring event. Learn to identify a maple tree in winter, witness a demonstration of tree tapping at the preserve’s own maple grove, watch as the sap is made into syrup and try a taste of the “sweet success.” You will be outdoors for a portion of the program. $10 per family. Must register at 973-543-6004 or Hope@SchiffNaturePreserve.org. 339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham.

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Stop Smoking with Hypnosis—6:30–7:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate your craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $52. Reinforcement CD strongly recommended and available for $18. Held at Caldwell High School, Westville Ave. More info at Hypnosis Counseling Center. 908-996-3311 or Barry@HynosisNJ. com. HynosisNJ.com. Confessions of a Personal Trainer: Secrets to losing those last 10 pounds forever—7:30 p.m. Morris County personal trainer Carey Yang opens his vault of secrets to losing those last ten pounds forever. $24. Morris Knolls High School, 50 Knoll Dr., Rockaway. Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC. 973-3032424. Carey@BeyondFitnessSolutions.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis—7:30–8:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $52. Held at Caldwell High School, Westville Ave. Hypnosis Counseling Center. 908-996-3311. Barry@HynosisNJ.com. HynosisNJ.com. Law of Attraction Meeting—7:30–9 p.m. This meeting is intended to foster support for individuals who are incorporating this law into their life. Attendance limited; must register at 973-383-6847 or Cindy@FreshLookonLife.com. FreshLookonLife.com. Fresh Look on Life, 31 Rt. 206, Suite 3, Augusta.

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Lower your Cholesterol—1:30 p.m. Lowering cholesterol for many might be a mystery. If this is true for you, stop guessing! Tyrone will offer a few tools that may help rev up your “cholesterol lowering ENGINE.” Whole Foods Market, 235 Prospect Ave., West Orange; 973-669-3196.

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake-Flipping Race—6–8 p.m. Pancakes, a pancakeflipping race for kids, and time with friends. Free. St. John’s Church, 226 Cornelia St., Boonton. 973-334-3655. Revlwum@optonline.net.

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Indigo, Starseed, Awakening Seminar—6:30–9 p.m. Questions and concerns you have about these topics will be answered with understanding, love and compassion. $35. Must register at LisaBellini.com. Crystal Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Ste. 3, Rockaway.

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So, You Aren’t the Sign You Thought You Were, with Astrologer Michael Zaikowski—7–9 p.m. $25. Learn about the precession of the equinoxes, sidereal vs. tropical astrology and the importance of Ophiuchus, the 13th sign of the zodiac. Must register at 908-638-9066. See details at CircleOfIntention.com. Train like a Fitness Model without Being One—7:30 p.m. Personal trainer Carey Yang leads this groupfitness training class. 4-session total body CORE program combines kickboxing and self-defense while utilizing bodyweight and light weights. $49 for 4 sessions. Morris Knolls High School, 50 Knoll Dr., Rockaway. Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC. 973-3032424. Carey@BeyondFitnessSolutions.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 Project Learning Tree Workshop—9 a.m.–3 p.m. For educators of grades K–12. Project Learning Tree (PLT) is a nationally recognized activity guide that provides educators with tools for increasing student environmental awareness. Must register at 973-2288776. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. The Davis Center Open House—7 p.m. Learn about sound-based therapies for learning, development and wellness.19 State Rt. 10 E, Ste 25, Succasunna, NJ, TheDavisCenter.com. Make Your Own Non-Dairy Milks—5:30 p.m. Do you want to learn how to make your own non-dairy milks? Tyrone shows you how simple it is. Whole Foods Market, 235 Prospect Ave., West Orange; 973-669-3196.

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Be the Medicine - Refresh, Renew and Reclaim You—10 a.m.–Noon. You will experience deep meditation, teachings and tools to live your life. $35. Must register at 973-647-2500. Janet StraightArrow, 18 Bank St., Suite 300, Morristown. BetheMedicine. com.

Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Life—9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Interweave at the Calvary Church Parish House, 31 Woodland Ave. at DeForest Ave., Summit. $50 ($45 for Interweave members).Visit Interweave. org or call 908-277-2120.

Home Brewing Basics with Shaun Ananko—6:30-8 p.m. An introduction to brewing your own beer. Topics discussed will include supplies needed to get started, and an overview of the process of creating delicious home brews. Shaun will demonstrate the process of making a wort and how to start fermentation at home. $25 by March 6, then $30. Must register with a deposit. The Health Shoppe, 66 Morris St., Morristown. 973-538-9131. Tammy@TheHealthShoppes.com. TheHealthShoppes.com. Be The Medicine Circle - Meditation, Learning and Healing—7–9:30 p.m. Explore deeper ways to live and heal in these changing times. $40. 973-6472500. Janet StraightArrow, 18 Bank St., Suite 300 Morristown. BetheMedicine.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11 Donation Yoga Class—7-8 p.m. Mixed-level yoga class. All donation amounts accepted. All money raised will be donated to the Food Pantry at Hope House in Dover. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Rt. 10W., Denville. 973-343-2848. Claire@PurpleOmYoga. com.

Reiki Level I Certification—11 a.m.–5 p.m. Become a Reiki practitioner and learn to heal using the “Universal Life Force Energy” Manual. Certificate included. Must preregister. $125.00. Huna Healing Center, 171 West Main St., Rockaway; 973-224-6773.

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Evening Meditation—9 p.m. The number 11 is a master number. Be part of a conference call meditation on the 11th of each month. $25. Must register at LisaBellini.com. Crystal Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Ste. 3, Rockaway.

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Chanting Saturday April 9th 1-2:30pm Restorative Yoga Saturday May 14th 1-3pm Enliven your Energy Sunday June 12th 1-3pm All workshops: $30 advance $35 day of or 2 for 1 $50 advance. Inquiries and to register 973-919-4250 or DianeSpeer@yahoo.com.

Open House March 9, 2011 7 pm 7 PM. THE DAVIS CENTER, 19 State Rt. 10 E, Ste 25, Succasunna, NJ, TheDavisCenter. com. Specializing in sound-based therapies for learning, development and wellness. All disabilities, all ages, all wellness challenges. Make positive change with sound therapy. We use The Davis Model of Sound Intervention and offer a Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol to determine if, when, how long, and in what order the many sound-based therapies can be appropriately applied. Recognized as the world’s premier sound therapy center. Offering AIT, Tomatis, BioAcoustics and more. In office or at home programs available. Experience our powerful Sound Relaxation Water Bed! Discover how sound changes the energy of the body for a more balanced life! Call 862-251-4637; Info@TheDavisCenter.com.

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Saturday 3/19/2011 12 noon to 5 pm “Hundreds of thousands of smokers like you have used HYPNOSIS to quit this life threatening habit and become a life long ex-smoker. I know for a fact that it works because I am one of them; an ex-smoker for the past 30 years and I did it through HYPNOSIS.”– Garry Gewant Comfort Suites - 102 US Highway 46W, Budd Lake, NJ, 07828. Fee: $75* *Ask about our CONDITIONAL GUARANTEE! If this group clinic doesn’t work for you, for any reason, I will double your fee and give you a credit of $150 towards a private smoking session. Contact Information: call GARRY at 908-852-4635 HYP4LIFE Website: Hyp4Life.com.

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Learn How to Muscle Test—Noon– 4 p.m. The energetics of communicating with the physical body and vibrational bodies through applied kinesiology. Lecture and practice session by Dian Freeman. $50. Approved for AANC CUE credits. Register at 973-267-4816. Held at Dian’s Wellness Simplified in Morristown. WellnessSimplified.com. Balance Your LifeTM Wellness GalaTM—1 p.m.–6 p.m. Gala featuring experts in the fields of beauty, health and wellness, presenting mini-sessions, workshops, and demonstrations of massage, reiki, yoga, qigong, hypnosis, acupuncture, acupressure, and energy medicine. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. $20 in advance and $25 at the door includes admittance to mini-sessions, speakers, workshops, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live music. Intuitive advisor readings are available for an extra fee. Call 973-713-6811 or visit WellnessGala.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 Dian’s Nutritional Certification Prep Course—Noon–5 p.m. One of the twelve classes taught over a six-month period. Those interested in sampling the class can call to sit in for free. Seating limited; register at 973-267-4816. Held at Dian’s Wellness Simplified in Morristown. WellnessSimplified.com. JerseyCats Rescue—1–4 p.m. Cherrybrook Pet Supplies, 704 North Ave., Garwood. 908-232-0006. The Advanced Past Life Regression (Life Between Lives) Workshop—1 p.m.–5 p.m. at the Institute for Spiritual Development in Sparta. 973-729-8261; ISD-Sparta.org. Mystic Music Concert—2 p.m. Sandee Conroy playing the Crystal Bowls and Alicia DiGiovanni singing chants in the Sacred Language of Light. $20. Must register at 908-638-9066. More info at CircleOfIntention.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 14 Hawaiian Tarot Readings—10 a.m.–3 p.m. Come and learn about yourself and the journey that you’re on. By appt only. $20.00 for 15 min. Huna Healing Center, 171 West Main St., Rockaway; 973-224-6773. Free Emotional Resilience Coaching Tele-Workshop—Noon or 7 p.m. 45 mins. Take one problem and work it through using the Four Principles based on the Spirit-In-Action blueprint. Email ACoachMentor@ aol.com for your reservation. More info, contact Beth at 973-577-6921. A-WorkLife-Coach.com. Reiki Healing Circle—7–8:30 p.m. Experience restoration, relaxation, and balance as you enjoy Reiki in the salt room; includes guided meditation, intro to Reiki, chair treatments, and a few minutes of salt therapy. $15. Class limited, must register with Tanya at Tatyana@thejoyofbalance.com or 908-347-5209. Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. 908-6650333. Info@RespiraSalt.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 15 Ascension Activation Meditation—11 a.m.–1 p.m. or 6:30–8:30 p.m. $35. Must register at LisaBellini.com. Crystal Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Ste. 3, Rockaway.

Breathing and Relaxation Techniques for Stress Release—7–8:30 PM. Judit Duran, (HC, RYT) will show you different stress-reduction techniques you can implement anytime on your own. The workshop will be held in a salt room environment and you will be able to sample salt therapy. $30. Must register at Info@RespiraSalt.com or 908-665-0333. Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. RespiraSalt.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 From 14 to 74 years old: Agelessness in Pilates—12:30 p.m. Learn how you can achieve agelessness in Pilates. Talk and demo by instructor Shirley Wallitsch, practitioner of Studio and Reformer Pilates. Free. Physical Therapy Unlimited, 23 Mountain Blvd., Warren. 908-756-8898. Info@PTUnlimited.com. Health Starts Here & You—12:30 p.m. Information about our key Health Starts Here programs, including ANDI, our plant-strong partners, and the Engine 2 Diet and Eat Right America programs on which the Health Starts Here program is based. Tyrone will also be cooking up a delicious dish to please your palette. Bring your appetite! Whole Foods Market, 235 Prospect Ave., West Orange; 973-669-3196. All I need is ENERGY!—6:30 p.m. Learn how to defeat the midday yawns and have energy for the whole day! 6:30 p.m. Rossi Family Chiropractic, 1107 Valley Rd, Ste. 4. Stirling, NJ; 908-903-9400. Happy, Healthy Houseplants—7–8:30 p.m. Join Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County to learn about the basic techniques that will help your plants survive all year long. Adults only. $8. Must register at 973-228-8776. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Patient Education ~ Metabolic Syndrome—7:30 p.m. Presented by Susan Richter, RN. If you have symptoms that won’t go away, or new ones that have suddenly appeared, please call us for a reservation to attend. 973-586-0626. NextLevelHealing.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 Enhancement to the True Laws of Attraction—11 a.m.–1 p.m. or 6:30–9 p.m. Learn to use your inner power to bring prosperity, health, or whatever you wish for into your life. Create a dream board and then empower it with the Law of Attraction. Must register at LisaBellini.com. $55. Crystal Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Ste. 3, Rockaway. Patient Education ~ Metabolic Syndrome—1 p.m. Presented by Susan Richter, RN. If you have symptoms that won’t go away, or new ones that have suddenly appeared, please call us for a reservation to attend. 973-586-0626. NextLevelHealing.com. Overcoming High Blood Pressure—4:30 p.m. High blood pressure can be caused by many lifestyle factors, both environmentally and dietary related. Tyrone will be available to answer all of your questions and will be suggesting tips that may help to reduce high blood pressure. Whole Foods Market, 235 Prospect Ave., West Orange; 973-669-3196.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18 Meditation—Noon–1 p.m. Practice mindfulness-based stress reduction and other meditation techniques; conclude with guided relaxation and a few min-

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utes of salt therapy to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. $15. Space limited. Register at Tatyana@ thejoyofbalance.com or at 908-347-5209. Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. Info@RespiraSalt.com. Power Smoothies—1:30 p.m. Are you looking for ways to add extra nutrition into your family’s diet? Tyrone will show you how to make delicious smoothies. Whole Foods Market, 235 Prospect Ave. West Orange; 973-669-3196. Angel Class with Irene Sonja Fanane—7 p.m. Led meditation and mini readings. $25. Must register at 908-879-3937 or Sue@TheArtoftheHeart-Chester. com. The Art of the Heart, 15 Perry St., Chester.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 Smoking Cessation Clinic and Weight Management through Hypnosis—12 noon.–6 p.m. Held at Comfort Suites, Budd Lake. Combined fee, $100. Weight management only, $50. More details at Hp4life.com or call Garry at 908-852-4635. Crystal Pyramid Technique—10 a.m.-6 p.m. Raise your vibration, work with crystals, heal yourself emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. $333 includes manual, meditative CD and Awakening Oil. Must register at LisaBellini.com. Those who have taken the class before may join the class for a refresher and a re-attunement for $55. Crystal Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Ste. 3, Rockaway. Shapes in the Sky—11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Part of a series of programs dedicated especially for children ages 3 to 7. $5 for children 12 and younger, seniors and CCM faculty/staff/students; $10 for adults. Reservations strongly recommended. Call 973-328-5076. County College of Morris, Longo Auditorium, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. Medical Intuitive Class with Janet StraightArrow of Be the Medicine—Noon–4 p.m. Learn to access physical, mental, emotional and spiritual information about yourself. $99. Must register at 908-879-3937 or Sue@TheArtoftheHeart-Chester. com. The Art of the Heart, 15 Perry St., Chester. More info at TheArtoftheHeart-Chester.com. Interpreting Medical Blood Tests Naturally ~ Part One of Three—Noon– 4 p.m. $35. Approved for AANC CUE credits. Register at 973-267-4816. Held at Dian’s Wellness Simplified in Morristown. WellnessSimplified.com.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 20 Reiki I Class—9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Two classes. Second one March 27. Unique East/West approach to Reiki, teaching self-care and real-life application. $250. Miriam’s Well Healing at Wellness on the Green, 26 W. Park Pl., 2nd Fl., Morristown. 917-202-0475. MiriamsWellHealing@yahoo.com. MiriamsWellHealing.com. Introduction to Be The Medicine for Profound Healing—10 a.m.–3 p.m. Medical intuitive and integrative energy healer Janet StraightArrow shares teachings, perspectives, tools and practices to help you live healing as a lifestyle. This class is for everyone who is ready to live a full healthy life. $125. RSVP at 973-647-2500. Prepay or deposit of $50 required to save your place. PayPal on home page of website BetheMedicine.com or send check to Janet StraightArrow, 18 Bank St., Suite 300, Morristown.

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‘Spring Awakening’ Mini Yoga Retreat—10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Shed your winter coat and prepare to lighten your heart with Hatha Yoga, pranayama, meditation, a talk by Rev. Jaganath Carrera, a vegetarian lunch and more. Some yoga experience suggested. Bring a yoga mat. $63.00 before March 10, then $81. Register with a friend for $108. More info and to register online, visit YogaLifeSociety.com or email KrishnaDamian@gmail.com. Riverdale Senior Community Center, 57 Loy Ave., Riverdale

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Fifth-Annual Storytelling Festival of World Music & Story—12:30–4 p.m. Be entertained by folk tales, family stories, fables and tall tales from many lands, cultures and times. Musician Andy Wasserman will present a demonstration of authentic wind, string and percussion instruments from around the world. International guest artist and storyteller Rafe Martin will be the keynote performer of the festival. $6. County College of Morris, Student Community Center, Davidson Room, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. More info at 973-328-5076.

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MELT for Neck and Shoulder Pain—7–8:30 p.m. This workshop will show you specific techniques that target and reduce this common body ache and dysfunction. Regular MELTing can help prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living. Bring water and a yoga mat. Limited to 12. $30 includes MELT Map Printout for at-home treatment. Register at 973-627-0287 or Clients.MindBodyOnline.com. Held at Health-e-Motion, 1 W. Main St., 2nd Floor, Denville. MeltMethod.com.

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Growing with the Seasons Center for Inspiration—One-year anniversary celebration. A full day of activities and an honoring of the equinox at sunset are planned. 811 Main Street, Boonton. Call 973-219-2565 for information.

MONDAY, MARCH 21 Stop Smoking with Hypnosis—6:30–7:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate your craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $55.

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Reinforcement CD strongly recommended and available for $18. Parsippany Hills High School. 20 Rita Dr., Parsippany. More info at Hypnosis Counseling Center. 908-996-3311 or Barry@HynosisNJ.com. HynosisNJ.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis—7:30–8:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $55. Parsippany Hills High School. 20 Rita Dr., Parsippany. Hypnosis Counseling Center. 908-996-3311. Barry@HynosisNJ. com. HynosisNJ.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22 Learn., laugh, and share your experiences with Menopause and Perimenopause—7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Group led by Brenda Forte, LCSW, where women can share and learn about the numerous symptoms that occur in their bodies as a result of hormonal changes. Alternative and traditional treatments will be discussed. Please come and join in the learning and laughter. Contact Brenda Forte at 973538-2818 or BForteLCSW@verizon.net. TheInstituteForChange.com. Spiritual Development—11 a.m.–1 p.m. or 6:30–9:30 p.m. Learn to feel and read energy, and tap into your psychic abilities. $35. Must register at LisaBellini. com. Crystal Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Ste. 3, Rockaway.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 Introduction to Palm Reading—11 a.m.–1 p.m. or 6:30–8:30 p.m. Your palm carries the information of who you are, what you are born with, missed opportunities, your purpose, even marriage, children and blocks within the body. Prerequisite to the Certification of Level II of the Crystal Pyramid Technique. $35. Must register at LisaBellini.com. Crystal Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Ste. 3, Rockaway. Stop Smoking with Hypnosis—6:30–7:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate your craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $52. Reinforcement CD strongly recommended and available for $18. Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave., Maplewood. More info at Hypnosis Counseling Center. 908-996-3311 or Barry@HynosisNJ.com. HynosisNJ.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis—7:30–8:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $52. Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave., Maplewood. Hypnosis Counseling Center .908-996-3311. Barry@HynosisNJ.com. HynosisNJ.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26 Reiki I ~ Natural Healing and Self-Empowerment—9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Also on March 29 from 7–9:30 p.m. Learn Reiki with Reiki Master Teacher (RMT) Andrea Grace. $125 class fee and $35 workbook and textbook fee. Learn more at MindfulEnergyWork.com. Mindful Energy Work Healing Studio, King’s Plaza, 430 Springfield Ave., Ste. 209, Berkeley Heights. Build Your Own Rain Barrel—10 a.m.–Noon. Adults only. Amy Rowe, Environmental and Resource Management Agent for Essex and Passaic Counties, will teach you how to build and install a rain barrel at your home, and will share water-conservation tips. After the information session, there will be hands-on rain barrel assembly. All tools and equipment supplied. $58 per rain barrel. Must

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register at 973-228-8776. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Alchemy and Shamanism for Healing, Learning and Connection to All—10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Also March 27). Open to advanced and beginning practitioners. Blends wisdoms and teachings to empower your growth; with tools, Initiations and Journey experiences to assist you in walking your talk and living your soul purpose. $250 both days; $150 one day. Call 973-647-2500 to reserve your place. Deposit or prepay with PayPal on website BetheMedicine.com. Janet StraightArrow, 18 Bank St., Morristown. Angel Paws Cat & Kitten Adoption—11 a.m.–2 p.m. Free. Held at Cherrybrook Pet Supplies, 704 North Ave., Garwood. 732-340-1199. Info@ AngelPaws.org. What Is The ANDI Score?—2:00 p.m. Learn about our Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) program, the score’s importance, and how it can help you make better healthy-shopping choices. We’ll also have delicious nutrient-dense dishes on hand for you to sample and see how good nutrient-dense foods can be. Whole Foods, 235 Prospect Ave., West Orange; 973-669-3196. Interpreting Medical Blood Tests Naturally ~ Part Two of Three—Noon– 4 p.m. $35. Approved for AANC CUE credits. Register at 973-267-4816. Held at Dian’s Wellness Simplified in Morristown. WellnessSimplified.com. Kids Healing Workshop—3 p.m.–5 p.m. Ages 7 – 12. Children have amazing healing powers! Most of them are born with this ability. This class will teach them how to use this energy to heal themselves and others. Class must have a minimum of 3 children. Includes Manual and Certificate of Completion. Must preregister. $35.00. Huna Healing Center, 171 West Main St., Rockaway; 973224-6773. Italian Night Dinner—5:30-9:30 p.m. Eggplant Rotallini, Cheese Ravioli, Broccoli and Cavatelli, and other pastas with a selection of sauces and more. Advance tickets: $15 for adults; $7 children. Kids under 4 eat free. St. John’s Church, 226 Cornelia St., Boonton. 973-334-3655. Revlwum@optonline.net. Pawcasso Art Auction—7 p.m. Art Auction to benefit the homeless animals of Angel Paws. A night of fun, including food, wine, dessert and coffee, door prizes and raffles. $15 per person/$25 couple. St. Anthony of Padua Church, 436 Port Reading Ave., Port Reading. 732-340-1199. Info@AngelPaws.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 27 Karma Yoga Workshop with Phil DiLavore—1–3 p.m. Explore the yoga of action; karma action. Workshop includes asanas, breath and meditation. $30. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Rt. 10W., Denville. 973-343-2848. Claire@PurpleOmYoga.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 28 Spring Break Hikers—10 a.m.-Noon or 12:30-2:30 p.m. Also March 29. Hike around Schiff, play trail games and search for signs that “spring has sprung.” Hiking route and games vary each day, so children can attend one or both days. In the event of rain, an indoor activity will take place. $10 Members; $15 Nonmembers. Register at 973-543-6004 or Hope@SchiffNaturePreserve.org. 339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31 Spiritual Reading Circle—6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. Come and practice your psychic abilities. Give and receive readings. This gathering will be held with a minimum of 8 people. Minimal instruction (only if needed). Must call or email to hold seat. $10.00. Huna Healing Center, 171 West Main St., Rockaway; 973-224-6773. Stop Smoking with Hypnosis—6:30–7:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate your craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $49. Reinforcement CD strongly recommended and available for $18. Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Dr., Succasunna. More info at Hypnosis Counseling Center. 908-996-3311 or Barry@HynosisNJ. com. HynosisNJ.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis—7:30–8:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $49. Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Dr., Succasunna. Hypnosis Counseling Center. 908-996-3311. Barry@HynosisNJ.com. HynosisNJ.com.

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sunday Morris County Striders Running Club~Sunday Runs—8:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in winter). All abilities welcome. 400 Morris Ave., Rockaway. MorrisCountyStriders.com. Dues May to May: $15 individual, $20 family. Distances vary from 3 to 13+ miles. Info: Steve A. 908-813-0935 or BadKnees@ verizon.net. Morristown Group Bike Ride—8:30 a.m. Sundays. Medium to fast pace; 16–18 mph. Loantaka Way Parking lot of Loantaka Park. 30-50 miles depending on the time of year. More info: MartysReliable.com. 973-538-7773. Summit Unitarian Worship Service—9 a.m. The Unitarian Church, 4 Waldron Ave., Summit. 908-273-3245. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship—9–10 a.m. and 11 a.m.–Noon, Worship services. 9–10:30 a.m. Children and Youth Religious Education. 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-540-1177, ext. 201. Hackettstown Group Bike Ride—9:30 a.m. Sundays. Medium pace; 14-17mph. Marty’s of Hackettstown. 30 miles. Miles and miles of countryside waiting for you. More info 908-852-1650 or email TC at Craw@MartysReliable.com. MartysReliable. com. Fresh Freedom Call Ministry—9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Lunch is served at 1 p.m. Fresh Freedom Call is an outreach to those living on city streets. This nonprofit organization serves more than 75 people each week at Fresh Anointing International Church, 23-25 Washington St (corner of James St.), Newark. Monetary donations, food drives and fundraising are always needed. All donations are used for the sole purpose and benefit of the homeless community. To learn more about Fresh Freedom Call, visit FreshFreedomCall.org or call 973-713-2145. Preschool Yoga Class—10:15–11 a.m. Sundays. More info at 201-213-1294. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St. Morristown. TheWholeChildNJ.Health.OfficeLive.com. Summit Unitarian Church Worship Service—10:45 a.m. The Unitarian Church, 4 Waldron Ave., Summit. 908-273-3245. Center for Spiritual Living ~ Morristown—11 a.m. Sunday celebration and youth program, followed by refreshments at noon in Friendship Hall. 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. Unity of Sussex County—11 a.m. Sunday Celebration and Youth Program, followed by fellowship in Wakeman Hall. 25 Mudcut Rd, Lafayette. 973-3836277. UnityOfSussex.org. Girl’s Yoga Integrated—11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Sundays. More info at 201-213-1294. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St. Morristown. TheWholeChildNJ.Health.OfficeLive.com.

Chatham Drum Circle & Sacred Circle of Sound—3 p.m. Third Sundays. Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, Southern Blvd., Chatham Twp. Donations welcome. No calls Sunday: 973-6579696 or 212-475-1090. African Drumming Classes with Chuck Wood— 4–5 p.m. Sundays. Bring your own drum. No exp. required. $20. Awakening Point, 484 Schooley’s Mountain Rd., Hackettstown. AwakeningPoint.com or 908-852-9642 for more info and to register. AA Meeting (O-B-ST)—8 p.m. Sundays. Going through the12 steps together you may write, make amends, pray and meditate, share what you have written, and/or take action as outlined by the steps. Open to struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction. Free. Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave., Cranford.

monday Morris County Career Network—9–11 a.m. Second and Fourth Mondays. Provides a supportive environment to practice your pitch, exchange business ideas and discuss new ways of finding employment, creating opportunity or preparing a successful proposal. Hosted at the St. Peter’s Morristown Parish Hall, 70 Maple Ave., Morristown. Parking is provided by Assumption church at their lower lot behind 95 Maple Ave. Ekujan@ccm.edu. MOMS Club of Flanders Area—10 a.m. First Mondays. Connect with other stay-at-home moms and their children. Nonprofit support group for families in Flanders, Roxbury Twp., and Chester. Contact us at MomsClubFlanders@yahoo.com or visit our website at MomsClubFlanders.Synthasite.com. Restorative Yoga—10:30–11:30 a.m. Gibbons Holistic Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, 601 Jefferson Rd., Suite 102, Parsippany. 973-887-0860.

Reiki Healing Circle—7–8:30 p.m. Second Mondays. Experience restoration, relaxation, and balance as you enjoy Reiki in the salt room; includes guided meditation, intro to Reiki, chair treatments, and a few minutes of salt therapy. $15. Class limited, must register with Tanya at Tatyana@thejoyofbalance. com or 908-347-5209. Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. 908-6650333. Info@RespiraSalt.com. Psychic Development Class—7–9 p.m. First and Third Mondays. Includes psychic development exercises, metaphysical discussions and psychic “readings.” $10. Held at 8B Main St., Netcong. Space limited. Call 908-852-4635 to register. Garry@hyp4life.com. Hyp4Life.com. Men’s Open Circle—7–9:30 p.m. Fourth Mondays. Join with other men to tap into your power and gain support bringing your unique gifts to the world. Hosted by The ManKind Project, NJ. Donations accepted. Health-e-Motion, Denville. FitnessInDenvilleNJ. com. Contact Christine at 973-627-0287. A Course In Miracles—7:30 p.m. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. Unity of Montclair, 84 Orange Rd., Montclair. Connie at 973-239-8402 for details. Psychic Readings with Sue—7:30–9 p.m. Mondays. Call 908-879-3937 to schedule an appt. Held at The Art of the Heart at 15 Perry St., Chester. Connecting with Loved Ones in Spirit—7:30–9 p.m. Mondays (except Fourth Monday). Three Psychic/Mediums bring messages from your loved ones. $100 individuals or $50 each for 2-5 people. Bring digital recorder. By appt. only in Netcong. Call Garry at 908 852-4635. Garry@Hyp4Life. com. Hyp4life.com. Law of Attraction Meeting—7:30–9 p.m. Mondays. This meeting is intended to foster support for individuals who are incorporating this law into their life. Attendance limited; must register at 973-383-6847 or Cindy@FreshLookonLife.com. FreshLookonLife.com. Fresh Look on Life, 31 Rt. 206, Suite 3, Augusta.

Beginner Yoga Adult Class—Noon–1 p.m. Mondays. Drop-in $25; 4 sessions $75; 8 sessions $130; New Student promotion 3 sessions $45. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. Twilight Nia Class—6:15 pm. Mondays. Health-e-Motion, 1 W. Main St, 2nd Fl., Denville. FitnessInDenville.com. NiaNow.com. Martial Arts of Zen—6:30–8 p.m. Develop focus, concentration, breath control, power, spontaneity and Zen actualization while improving fitness and learning practical, reality-based personal protection. Classes led by Jeff Eisenberg, 6th degree Black Belt. Zen Center, 393 Crescent Ave, Wyckoff. 201-8919100. HighZen.org/MartialArts/MartialArts.html. Monday Night Book Group—7 p.m. Currently reading Bruce Chilton’s Rabbi Jesus. Free. 506 Main St., Boonton. More info: 973-334-3655 or Revlwum@optonline.net. Chakra Yoga with Chant and Tibetan Yoga—7– 8:15 p.m. Mondays. Westfield Yoga, 231 Elmer St., Westfield. Call 908-232-1355 for details.

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Yogalates—10 a.m. Yoga for You. Olde Lafayette Village, Bldg. J. Call 973-919-4250 or email Dianespeer@yahoo.com.

tuesday Healing Tuesdays for Health Care providers— Second week of each month. Receive $20 off any facial or massage service, 20% off any salon service and $10 off any waxing service. Excludes facial waxing. Discounts cannot be included with any other offer. Salon Botanique, 149 South St., Morristown. 973-889-9200. Morris County Striders Running Club ~ Tuesday Night Track Workouts—Check website for time. Currently at Mountain Lakes High School track. See MorrisCountyStriders.com and click Activities. Dues May to May: $15 individual, $20 family. Pete at PLee@us.Fujitsu.com. White Oak Yoga—9:30–10:45 a.m. Mixed level. $10 or $50 for six classes. Taught by Elizabeth Bell. Sparta Ambulance Bldg, 14 Sparta Ave., 973-7291900. WhiteOakCenter.com. White Oak Yoga—11 a.m.–Noon. Gentle Yoga. $10 or $50 for six classes. Taught by Elizabeth Bell. Sparta Ambulance Bldg, 14 Sparta Ave., 973-7291900. WhiteOakCenter.com. Changing Lifestyles Integrative Medicine— Noon–12:45 p.m. Tuesdays. Yoga. $10. Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, at Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown. 973-971-6301. Breathe Out Your Baggage—Noon–2:30 p.m. Facilitated By Kathy Smyly Miller. Second Tuesdays. Experience a gentle yet powerful breathing technique that helps to relieve stress by releasing stored emotions. $75 or sign up with a friend or partner for $125. Pre-registration required. More info, contact Kathy at 908-647-1856. Held at Rest Stop Rejuvenate, 21 Maple Ave., Rockaway. 862209-1439. RestStopRejuvenate.com. Find and Follow Your Spark—1:30–4 p.m. Tuesdays thru March 29. Guided imagery, art play, and exposure to local experts in other creative/ healing fields to craft a clearer vision of your creative dream. $375. Held at The Art Studio, Brookside. For more info, visit Brooksideartstudio.com or KaneCreativeConsulting.com.

Nia—4:30 p.m. Nia offers light cardio, strength and flexibility movement blending dance, healing and martial arts. $10. Held at Integrated Medicine Center “Changing Lifestyles” in the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Memorial Hospital. 973-971-6301. Awareness through Movement Classes with Diane Bates—4:30–5:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Ease pain, improve posture, prevent injury, increase energy, and reduce stress. $15 class, everyone welcome. Offered at 24 Elm St., Room 1, Morristown. Call 973-534-8122 or email Diane.Bates7@Mac.com for more info. Cross Bike Rides—5:30 p.m. On trails, some pavement. +/- 2 hrs at a moderate pace. All welcome. Bring lights. Meet at Van Dessel Sports, 55 Market St., Morristown. More info at Edwin@VanDesselSports.com. NjBikeRacing.com. Girl’s Yoga Class—5:30–6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. Qi Gong—5:45–6:30 p.m. Cultivate energy through controlled breathing and stretching exercises designed to calm mind and body. Instructor, Ameurfina H. Nazario, MS. Mind Body Center, 2nd floor, Pediatric Rec. Rm., 95 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-971-4575. White Oak Yoga—5:45–7 p.m. Mixed level. Taught by Elizabeth Bell. Sparta Ambulance Bldg, 14 Sparta Ave., 973-729-1900. WhiteOakCenter.com. Hackettstown MTB Ride—6–8 p.m. Tuesdays. 15mile intermediate mountain bike ride. Leaves from Marty’s of Hackettstown and goes through Stephens State Park and Deer Park, Allamuchy. Bring lights. MartysReliable.com. Meditation based on Jon Kabat-Zinn—6:30–7:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Changing Lifestyles, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown. 973-971-6301.

Debtors Anonymous Meeting—7–8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 12-step meeting for those dealing with debt, overspending and under-earning. Downstairs Main Bldg. at Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1 East Oak St. 877-717-3328 or Njpada.org. Writing Workshop—7–9:30 p.m. Tuesdays thru March 8. Explore your voice, find inspiration and develop your writing practice in a safe, nurturing circle, using the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method. $180. To register, contact Kathy Kane at 973-978-5282 or Kathy@ KaneCreativeConsulting.com. The Spirit Gathering Church—7:15 p.m. Tuesdays. A night of prayer, energy healing, discussion, meditation and mediumship. Facilitated by Rev. Susan C. Nigra, CHt. All welcome. Held in the rear of Yoga West, 86 Main St., Succasunna. Donations accepted. 973-691-9244 or 973-876-2449. Office@ TheSpiritGathering.net. TheSpiritGathering.net. The Morris Music Men Quartet—7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 300 Shunpike Rd., Chatham. Sing and socialize. Newcomers always welcome. 877-808-8697. MorrisMusicMen. org. North American Butterfly Association—7:30 p.m. First Tuesdays. Frelinghuysen Arboretum Education Center, 53 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-326-7600. Vinyasa Flow Yoga—7:00 p.m. Joyful Yoga for Body and Spirit. $45 for 5 classes/$90 for 11. Sparta Fit for Life Physical Therapy, 104 Main St., Sparta NJ 973-729-1222 A Course in Miracles—7:30 p.m. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. MiraclesCourse.org. Garwood. Betsy Zipkin 732-469-0234. Mendham Borough Historical Society—7:30 p.m. Fourth Tuesdays. Phoenix House, Mendham. Peggy Oswald at 973-543-7538 or Hank-o@patmedia.net.

SMART Recovery—6:30–8 p.m. Tuesdays. Secular, science-based recovery group for support and assistance with all forms of addictive behavior. Free. Roxbury Twp. Library. 201-774-8323. SmartRox@Optimum.net.

Meditation and Healing Group—7:30 p.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays. Sponsored by the Metaphysical Center of NJ, in Towaco. Free. No exp. necessary. Contact Peggy Tierney for directions and info at 973-299-0172.

Mt. Olive Green Drinks—6:30–8:30 p.m. Third Tuesdays at the Metro Grille, Rt. 206, Flanders. Contact Corey Meiringer at Greenergardenstate@ gmail.com or 973-580-8878. MetroGrilleNJ.com.

The Gathering—7:30–9:30 p.m. First and Third Tuesdays. Christina Lynn Whited channels Mother Mary in a guided meditation accompanied by a Healing Circle. Offering of $10-$20 requested. Call

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Group, 22 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair. 908-6728782. EmptyHandZen.org.

Book Study Group—7:30–9 p.m. Held at Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Rd., Lafayette. UnityofSussex.org. More info: 973-383-6277.

Zumba—4:30–5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Changing Lifestyles, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown. 973-971-6301.

A Course in Miracles Study Group—7:15–9 p.m. Westfield Yoga Studio, 231 Elmer St., Westfield. $10. Call in advance 908-232-1355.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga—7:00 p.m. Joyful Yoga for Body and Spirit. $45 for 5 classes/$90 for 11. Sparta Fit for Life Physical Therapy, 104 Main St., Sparta NJ 973-729-1222

wednesday Wall Street Wednesdays—Lawyers, Bankers & Financial Advisors. Second week of each month. Receive $20 off any facial or massage service, 20% off any salon service and $10 off any waxing service. Excludes facial waxing. Discounts cannot be included with any other offer. Salon Botanique, 149 South St., Morristown. 973-889-9200. Parent-Child Group—9–11 a.m. Parents, caregivers, and their children. Emerson Lily Free School, 55 Lackawanna Dr., Stanhope. Kelly Coyle DiNorcia. Home.HomeWebs.com. Groups.yahoo.com. Women within Meditation—9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Experience a guided meditation and discuss a chosen topic geared toward opening up your mind and soul to a higher consciousness of joy and peace. $35 annually/$15 for each meditation. Millington. WomenWithin@ymail.com. Chakra Yoga with Chant and Tibetan Yoga— 9:30–10:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Westfield Yoga, 231 Elmer St., Westfield. Call 908-232-1355 for details. Kundalini Yoga—10 a.m. Wednesdays. A blend of asanas, movement, breathing techniques, meditation, chanting, music and dancing. $15. Upper Montclair. 908-884-4984. Akalsukh@gmail.com. AkalsukhSingh.com. A Course in Miracles—10 a.m. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. Miracles-Course. org. Basking Ridge. T. J. Hanretta. 908-221-0484. Kripalu Mixed Level Yoga with Stacy Ackerman—10–11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. First class free for new students. Beginners welcome. St. Peters Episcopal Church (Parish House), South and Miller, Morristown. Please contact Stacy prior to your first class at 973-895-9165 or StacyAYoga@optonline.net. Vinyasa Yoga with Katarina (Kat) Baresic—11 a.m. Wednesdays. Mixed Level (Beginner/Intermediate). You will Move through Sun Salutations in order to create heat in the body, focus on alignment and holding poses longer to further build strength, stamina, balance and flexibility. Prerequisites: no major injuries and ability to perform basic standing poses with confidence. Not suitable for pregnant women. Yoga West Holistic Center, 86 Main St., Succasunna. YogaWest.com. 973-584-6664.

Chi Kung (Qigong) for Women—5:30–6:30 p.m. meets every week in Verona to practice gentle, relaxing, and healing movement. All ages and levels welcome. Info and directions at 973-857-9536. Beginner Yoga Adult Class—6:15–7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Drop-ins $20; 4 sessions $65; 8 sessions $120. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. Guided Meditation & Chanting—6–7 p.m. Westfield Yoga Studio, 231 Elmer St., Westfield. $14 per class or $72 for 6. Preregister at 908-232-1355. Morris County Striders~Wednesday Night Runs—6:15 p.m. St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 10 N. Pocono Rd., Mountain Lakes. Contact Steve: 908813-0935 or Badknees@verizon.net. Distances range from 4 to 8 miles. MorrisCountyStriders.com. Morris County Striders~Wednesday Night Runs—6:30 p.m. You do need to be on the security list to run with us in Picatinny, so contact Steve: 908813-0935 or badknees@verizon.net. These runs take place every week regardless of weather. Afterward we eat at a local restaurant. MorrisCountyStriders.com. Adult Yoga Class—6:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Drop-in $25. 4 sessions $75; 8 sessions $130.00; New Student 3 sessions $45. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. Yoga for Cyclists—6:30–7:30 p.m. Taught by local yoga instructor, Kate Faschan. Yoga mats necessary and available for an additional $15. Held at Marty’s of Hackettstown, 160 Main St. Limited to 20 people; sign up now by calling 908-852-1650. MartysReliable.com. Woman Rising: Domestic Violence Support Group—6:30–8 p.m. Every other Wednesday. Call to confirm dates. Donation. Must RSVP. The Healing Zone, 127 Valley Rd, Montclair. 973-746-3334. Massage4Bliss.com. A Course in Miracles—7–8:30 p.m. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. Miracles-Course. org. Fanwood. Peter Ferraro, 908-322-8181. Be the Medicine Counsel Circle ~ Community Building and Visioning—7–9 p.m. Second Wednesdays. Create a supportive community to work together to co-create a new future for yourself and the community at large. Kathy Smyly Miller, David Beck, D.C., Janet StraightArrow 18 Bank St., Suite 300, Morristown. OasisForTheSoul.com. 973-647-2500.

Healing Meditations with Rev. Frankie—Noon. Center for Spiritual Living, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Free. 973-539-3333.

Women’s Healing Circle—7–9 p.m. First Wednesdays. Support, share, bond and attain deep peace through guided meditation. Led by Lindsey Sass. Preregister at 973-714-0765. $30. The Healing Center, 142 Main St., Bloomingdale.

Powerful You! Denville Chapter—Noon–2 p.m. Third Wednesdays. Women, develop balance, connections, tools and insights that will assist you in growing your business. Held at Denville Pizzeria, 20

Introduction to Soto Zen Practice—7:15 p.m. Hands-on instruction and explanation for seated and walking meditation. Dharma Talk and discussion. By donation. Rev. Shofu Keegan, Empty Hand Zen

Sierra Club General Meeting—7:30 p.m. Loantaka Group. Second Wednesdays. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St, Chatham. Directions: NewJersey.SierraClub.org. Health & Wellness Professional Network ~ Wellness Seminars—7:30–8:30 p.m. Maplewood Memorial Library. Co-sponsored by HWPN and the Maplewood Library. Info Ilona Hress at GrowConscious@optonline.net. HWPN.org. International Folk Dancing—7:30–11 p.m. Wednesdays. Dances and music from over 100 countries with ten instructors. First hour dedicated to beginners and new dances. Refreshments served. Mountain Lakes Community Church, 48 Briarcliff Rd., Mountain Lakes. $5. 973-627-4386 or 973-5397020 or 973 334-6086. Taming the Monkey Mind—8 pm. Wednesdays. Meditation series with Kerry Rasp. New students $67 for 5 wks. Studio Yoga Madison, 2 Green Village Rd., downtown Madison 07940, 973-966-5311, Staff@StudioYogaNJ.com, StudioYogaNJ.com. AA Meeting (O-B-ST)—8 p.m. Wednesdays. Going through the12 steps together you may write, make amends, pray and meditate, share what you have written, and/or take action as outlined by the steps. Open to struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction. Free. Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave., Cranford. Reiki Circle—8–9 p.m. Wednesdays. Gentle intro to Reiki, guided meditation and Reiki sample. Questions welcome. $10 suggested donation. Miriam’s Well Healing at Wellness on the Green, 26 W. Park Pl., 2nd Fl., Morristown. 917202-0475. MiriamsWellHealing@yahoo.com. MiriamsWellHealing.com.

thursday Teacher Thursdays—Tailored to Teachers. Second week of each month. Receive $20 off any facial or massage service, 20% off any salon service and $10 off any waxing service. Excludes facial waxing. Discounts cannot be included with any other offer. Salon Botanique, 149 South St., Morristown. 973-889-9200. Morning Chi Kung (Qigong)—8:30–9:15 a.m. All welcome. Movement is simple and adjustable to your needs. The WAE Center at Temple B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, W. Orange. 973-857-9536. Women within Meditation—9:30 a.m. Thursdays. Experience a guided meditation and discuss a chosen topic geared toward opening up your mind and soul to a higher consciousness of joy and peace. $15 or $35 annually. WomenWithin@ymail.com. Women’s Beginner Road Ride—9:30–10:30 a.m. Thursdays. All levels welcome. No one gets dropped. Loantaka Park, Morristown. More info, email Amy at Amy@MartysReliable.com.

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Restorative Yoga—10:30–11:30 a.m. Mondays. Gibbons Holistic Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, 601 Jefferson Rd., Suite 102, Parsippany. 973-887-0860.

Special Needs Yoga—5:15–6 p.m. Thursdays. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294.

Beginner Yoga Adult Class—11 a.m.–Noon. Thursdays. Drop-ins $20; 4 sessions $65; 8 session $120. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294.

Nia with Kim Lane—5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Dance class blends yoga, martial arts and healing arts. All levels welcome. No dance experience necessary. Purple Om, 3118 Rt. 10 W., Denville. PurpleOmYoga.com.

Healthy Food Prep Classes with Phyllis Deering— Noon. Third Thursdays. Come each month and learn about delicious and healthy food preparation. $25; 4 for $75. Contact Marnie at Mountain Lakes Organic Co-op, LLC, 10 Vale Dr, Mountain Lakes. 973-3354469. FruitLady@MountainLakesOrganic.com. Changing Lifestyles Integrative Medicine—4:15–5 p.m. Thursdays.Yoga. $10. Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, at Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown. 973-971-6301. White Oak Yoga—4:15–5:15 p.m. Gentle Yoga. Taught by Elizabeth Bell. Sparta Ambulance Bldg, 14 Sparta Ave., 973-729-1900. WhiteOakCenter.com. Yoga for Special Needs—5–5:45 p.m. Thursdays. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. Personalized Fitness Consultations—5–8 p.m. Thursdays. Learn how to lose weight and tone safely and effectively, and what to buy to set up your inhome exercise program. By appt. $20. Ryan Chiropractic, 961 Rt. 10 E., Randolph. 973-252-6040.

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Meditative Art Class with Alicia DiGiovanni—5:30–7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Guided visualization to access your intuition and invoke your creativity, followed by artistic expressions in any art medium that calls to you. Residents $125; onresidents $135. All materials included, or bring your own. Sign up online at Register.communitypass.net or call 908-464-0550. Berkeley Heights Community Center, 29 Park Ave., Berkeley Heights. White Oak Yoga—5:45–7 p.m. Mixed level. Taught by Elizabeth Bell. Sparta Ambulance Bldg, 14 Sparta Ave., 973-729-1900. WhiteOakCenter.com. Adult Evening Yoga—6:15–7:30 p.m. Thursdays in March. This “all levels” yoga series will focus on alignment, flow and warmth followed by a restorative pose to unwind the body and mind. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat. $50 for series. Must register at 973-228-8776. No refunds for missed classes. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Reiki Share—6:30–9 p.m. Fourth Thursdays. Experience Reiki’s healing touch by giving or receiving. All welcome. Free. Aquarian Sun, 1574 Rt. 23 N, Suite C, Butler. 973-686-9100. Suzanne@ AquarianSun.net. AquarianSun.net. Apprentice To You - Be The Medicine—7:15–9:30 p.m. First and Third Thursdays. Tools from around the world are taught to awaken you to live purposefully and freely and to integrate into your job, family and life. Some weekend trainings. 18 Bank St., Suite 300, Morristown. 973-647-2500. Janet StraightArrow. OasisForTheSoul.com. Taking Control of Your Own Health and Wealth—7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Discover the difference between opportunity and success. Free. All welcome. RSVP 908-461-0141 or drjerz@aol.com. 35 W. Main St., Denville.

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The Morris County (West) Chapter of Holistic Moms Network—7:30 p.m. First Thursdays. Held at Zion Lutheran Church, Fields Hall, 11 Schooley’s Mtn. Rd., Long Valley. WestMorrisCtyNJ. HolisticMoms.org or email Chapter Leaders at HMNWestMorris@hotmail.com. A Course in Miracles—7:30 p.m. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. MiraclesCourse.org. Summit. Betsy Zipkin. 732-469-0234. Beginner African Drumming Classes with Chuck Wood—7:30–8:30 p.m. Thursdays. $20. No exp. necessary. Bring your own drum. The Breathing Room Center, 735 Rt. 94, Newton. Register at 908852-6172. BreathingRoomCenter.com. Health and Wellness Professional Network Scotch Plains Meeting—7:30–9 p.m. First Thursdays. Bring business cards and brochures and network with your wellness community. Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey, 1391 Martine Ave. Topics and info: Hwpn.org.

A Course in Miracles—7:30–9 p.m. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Rd, Lafayette. UnityOfSussex.org. 973-383-6277. Women’s Interest Group—7:30–9:15 p.m. every other Thursday. Call to confirm date. Speak with women about health, marital, family and personal issues affecting life quality. Celebrate, change negatives to positives, be nurtured, feel joy. The Riverview Marriage & Family Counseling Center, 43 Powhatatan Way, Mt. Olive. 908-850-5778. TrumpNetwork Presentation—8 p.m. Thursdays. Timing is the key to success. Held at Jersey Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 35 West Main St., Suite 202, Denville. RSVP 908 461-0141. Office: 973 625-7800. Drjerz@aol.com. Bible Study at Heavenly Temptations—8:15 a.m. Thursdays. Reading the Acts of the Apostles. Conversation about how the earliest disciples’ struggles to follow Jesus can be very similar to your own. Free. 712 Main St., Boonton. More info 973-3343655 or Revlwum@optonline.net. Talk & Tour with Tyrone—10 a.m.–12 noon. Whole Foods Market, 235 Prospect Ave. West Orange. Call 973-669-3196. Restorative Yoga—4:15 p.m. Yoga for You. Olde Lafayette Village, Bldg. J. Call 973-919-4250 or email Dianespeer@yahoo.com.

friday Student Fridays—All students welcome. Second week of each month. Receive $20 off any facial or massage service, 20% off any salon service and $10 off any waxing service. Excludes facial waxing. Discounts cannot be included with any other offer. Salon Botanique, 149 South St., Morristown. 973-889-9200. Adult Spring Yoga—9:30–10:45 a.m. Fridays in March. The warmer weather naturally helps you enjoy and deepen your yoga practice. All levels welcome. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat. $10 per class. Must register at 973-228-8776. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Healing Chi Kung (Qigong) Meditation—9:30–11 a.m. Great practice if you want to invest in preventive medicine, self-healing, and/or energy work. Standing and sitted meditation practiced, Chi Kung principals and theory taught. Blu Lotus, 20 Church St., Montclair. Call before attending first class. 973-857-9536. Changing Lifestyles Integrative Medicine—10:00–10:45 a.m. Fridays. Beginner’s Zumba. $10. Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, at Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown. 973-971-6301. Overeaters Anonymous Meeting—10:30 a.m.– Noon. 12-step group to support those losing weight or wishing to maintain long-term weight loss. Free. Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, 75 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls. Call before attending to confirm with Angie: 973-794-3443. Wjioa.org.

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Changing Lifestyles Integrative Medicine Yoga—Noon–12:45 p.m. Fridays. $10. Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, at Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown. 973-971-6301.

Adult Yoga—7:45 a.m. Saturdays. Drop-in $25; 4 sessions $75; 8 sessions $130.00; New Student 3 sessions $45. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. TheWholeChildNJ.health.officelive.com.

Meditation—Noon–1 p.m. First and Third Fridays. Practice mindfulness based stress reduction and other meditation techniques; conclude with guided relaxation and a few minutes of salt therapy to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. $15. Space limited. Register at Tatyana@thejoyofbalance.com or at 908347-5209. Respira Salt Wellness Ctr., 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. Info@RespiraSalt.com.

Saturday Morning Road Ride—8 a.m. Saturdays. Pleasant 20-mile ride from Marty’s in Morristown. Some rolling hills, but no huge climbs. Usually 16 or 17 mph. At the end of the ride, stop at the Swiss Chalet Bakery. 973-538-7773. MartysReliable.com.

Debtors Anonymous Meeting—5:30–6:30 p.m. 12-step meeting for those dealing with debt, overspending and under-earning. Downstairs Main Bldg. at Redeemer Church, 37 Newton Sparta Rd., Newton. 877-717-3328. Njpada.org. Flowing into the New Year—7–8 p.m. Third Fridays thru April. “Mystic Music” meditation with Sandee Conroy playing Crystal Bowls and Alicia DiGiovanni chanting. Bring a blanket and pillow. $20. Studio Fitness, 50 Mt. Bethel Rd., Ste. 208, Flag Plaza in Warren. Purchase tickets in advance by visiting StudioFitness. net/events, or call 908-647-0300. More info at 908-313-1609. Messages from the Other Side—7–9 p.m. Third Fridays. Held at Eleven on Main Café, 11 Main St., High Bridge. Must register at 908-638-8888 or ElevenOnMain@live.com. $10 includes coffee or tea. Sponsored by Circle of Intention. CircleofIntention.com. Women’s Healing Circle—7–9 p.m. Third Fridays. Empowers women with a history of female contributions from ancient times to the present. Includes ceremonial practices of shamans, discussion of animal totems and more. RSVP. Healing Zone, 127 Valley Rd, Montclair. 973-746-3334. Massage4Bliss.com. Reiki Share—7–9 p.m. Fridays. Join with other Reiki practitioners and experience working on others. Suggested donation $10-$15. Divine Inspirations Bookstore, 217 Franklin Ave., Nutley. 973-562-5844. DivineBooks.net. Chanting & Drumming Circle—7:15–9 p.m. Fridays. Bring your drum or call to reserve one of ours. $5 donation. Refreshments available. Westfield Yoga, 231 Elmer St., Westfield. 908-232-1355. AA Meeting—7:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. 70 Maple Ave., Morristown. 973-538-0555. Evening of Prayer and Healing—7:30-9:30 p.m. Third Fridays. Join the Universal Healing family to heal all life on this planet and in this solar system, galaxy and universe. Bring finger foods to share. Growing Consciousness, 54 Canfield Rd., Morristown. Free. 973-292-5090. A Course in Miracles—8 p.m. Every other Friday. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy for those looking to heal themselves of misperceptions causing the body to appear ill and the mind to be frightened, alone or not at peace. Contact June at 973-366-4455. Miracles-Course.org. The Minstrel—8 p.m. Fridays. A concert series run by the Folk Project. Second Friday of the month open stage/audition night. Coffee, teas, and baked goods served. No alcohol or tobacco on the premises. Admission $7. All tickets sold at the door. Info and directions at 973-335-9489. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. FolkProject.org. Al-Anon Meeting—8–9:30 p.m. Center for Practical Spirituality – Religious Science, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. Rsci.org.

saturday Open Art Studio—9 a.m.-Noon. Professional artist, Jared Clackner is offering space in his private studio in Denville for artists of all levels to draw or paint. All ages welcome. Contact Jared at 973-229-5924 for more info. Eco-Chic Saturdays—Professionals in eco-friendly industries. Second week of each month. Receive $20 off any facial or massage service, 20% off any salon service and $10 off any waxing service. Excludes facial waxing. Discounts cannot be included with any other offer. Salon Botanique, 149 South St., Morristown. 973-889-9200.

White Oak Yoga—8–9 a.m. Mixed level. Taught by Elizabeth Bell. Sparta Ambulance Bldg, 14 Sparta Ave., 973-729-1900. WhiteOakCenter.com. “Men Who Care” Men’s Meeting—8:30–10 a.m. First Saturdays. 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. Rrsci.org. Books & Bagels—9:30–10:30 a.m. Saturday. Friends of the Randolph Library is sponsoring this event each week. Come meet your neighbors and share your list of favorite books. No registration required. Teens and adults only. Randolph Township Library, Quiet Study Rm., 28 Calais Rd. 973-895-3556. Overeaters Anonymous Meeting—10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Weekly gathering of the free support group that helps people lose weight and keep it off. Downstairs meeting room, Parsippany Library. 973-335 1717. Wjioa.com. Restorative Yoga—10:30 a.m.—Noon. Saturdays. Community House, Madison. Contact Anitateresap@aol.com for schedule and details. Nia—11 a.m. Saturdays. Nia offers light cardio, strength and flexibility movement blending dance, healing and martial arts. Yoga West, 86 Main St., Succasunna. 973-584-6664. YogaWest.com. Integrated Yoga for Girls—11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Saturdays. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. GoddessBody Fitness for Women—11 a.m.–Noon. Saturdays. World dance movements celebrating the feminine body and spirit. Afro-Brazilian Cultural Center of NJ, 356 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. Start anytime. No dance exp. required. Call TaRessa Stovall: 609-304-3481. Psychic Saturday—Noon–3 p.m. First Saturday. Psychic/Tarot Readings. $20/15 mins. $45/30 mins. Cassette tape of reading. SoulJourney, 194 Main St, Butler. 973-838-6564. SoulJourney.com. Integrated Yoga for Boys—1:15–2 p.m. Saturdays. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. Yoga Teacher Preparation Course—1:30–4:30 p.m. Saturdays with Theresa Rowland, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher Educator. Please call the yoga office for info and pricing. Studio Yoga Madison, 2 Green Village Rd., downtown Madison.973-966-5311. Staff@StudioYogaNJ.com. StudioYogaNJ.com. Swingin’ Tern—8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Beginners’ Workshop. First and Third Saturdays. Contra and square dancing to live music in East Hanover. Beginners are welcome at the dance and are encouraged to come to the beginners’ workshop. Come alone or with a partner. $10 adults/$5 students with ID. The First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-551-4441.

extended events New Hope Pet Rescue, Inc—Rescue group looking to rehome dogs and cats. NewHopePetRescue@aol.com. Randolph Animal Pound—Adopt your new best friend. Sussex Tpk. and Morris Tpk. in Randolph. 973-989-7090. AllOrphans.PetFinder.org. Pet Adoption—Noah’s Ark, 1915 Rt. 46 W., Ledgewood. 973-347-0378. NoahsArkNJ.org. Skiing and Ice Skating in NJ— FunNewJersey.com.

Coffee House—Second Saturdays. Call for time. Performances by one or more musical groups, or open mic performances by singers, poets, and comedians. Modest entrance fee. Summit Unitarian Church, 4 Waldron Ave., Summit. 908 273 3245.

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Ann Ochs Colon Hydrotherapist I-ACT Certified, Advanced Level Certified National Board for Colon Therapy Body Ecology Diet Certified 26 Elm Street, Morristown 973-998-6550 AnnLivingWaters@aol.com ColonHealthNJ. com

Ann Ochs has more than eight years experience as a colon hydrotherapist. She holds an advanced certification from the International Association of Colon Therapists (I-ACT), is certified by the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy, and is a certified body ecologist. Living Waters offers the Angel of Water®, an advanced colon hydrotherapy system, designed to offer the ultimate in privacy and dignity. The Center is under the medical direction of Kristine Profeta-Gedroic, MD, FAAFP. Call today for an appointment. See ad on page 29.

THE CLEANSING CENTER

A PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE CLINIC Colon Hydrotherapy Heavy Metal & Chemical Detoxification IV Vitamin Therapy 90 Millburn Avenue, Millburn 973-313-0028 • TheCleansingCenter.com

The Cleansing Center in Millburn, provides colonics in a medical environment by a registered nurse and under the direction of a physician. Additional services include: IV Vitamins, Heavy Metal & Chemical Detoxification with Mega Dose IV Vitamins and Chelation and Detox massage. To schedule a free consultation, call 973-3130028. Visit TheCleansingCenter.com for more information. See ad on page 3.

EDUCATION, ENERGY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES BE THE MEDICINE, LIVING THE POWER OF YOU!

Janet Straightarrow, Medical Intuitive Shaman 18 Bank St, Morristown, NJ 07960 and by Skype and Phone 973-647-2500 • BeTheMedicine.com Janet@BeTheMedicine.com

Experience Profound Healing, Learning And Solutions. Janet’s 43 years of research and practice in mind-body-spirit medicine, including intense study with renowned healers from around the world, brings a full tool bag and expertise to each transformational session and class. Medical Intuitive, Energy Healer, Reiki Master, Shaman, Mentor to Healers, Spiritual Guide, Integrative Healer and Coach, Soul Retrievals, Training, Ceremonies.

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Are you feeling stuck or blocked? Unseen energy from past lives may be having a profound impact upon your present circumstances. Change your life for the better in ONE HOUR! Experience Soul Path Clearance, Unconscious Scripts Release, Energy Healing, Past Life Therapy, and Crystal Bowl Sound Healing for pain, chronic conditions, and overall wellness.

FRESH LOOK ON LIFE

Cindy Nolte 31 Route 206, Augusta, NJ 07822 973-383-6847 • FreshLookOnLife.com

Fresh Look on Life is designed to empower others to take a “fresh look” at their lives. Whether you are a busy professional in need of stress management, struggling with a health issue, want to change a habit, or develop a new understanding of yourself and the world around you, this might be just what you were looking for. Cindy Nolte holds certifications as a Reiki Master/Teacher, Animal Reiki Master/Teacher, Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner (Acupressure), Hypnotist, Past Life Regression Hypnotist, and in the Life Transformation Method. See ad on page 24.

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HOLISTIC HEALING SERVICES Awakening Wellness, LLC

Hilary D. Bilkis, MS, CST CranioSacral Therapy • SomatoEmotional Release Work • Energy Healing • Spiritual Response Therapy Office locations in Morristown, Denville and Parsippany Awakening4Wellness.com 973-993-5770 ext. 5 • 973-479-2229

During a hands-on bodywork session, Hilary uniquely blends CranioSacral therapy with other healing modalities to alleviate chronic pain, headaches, stress and accumulated tension from the client’s body. The client benefits from the treatments on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Using her intuitive abilities, Hilary facilitates and encourages the body’s self-healing process by removing restrictions in the connective tissue, removing energy blockages and stored emotion, and clearing soul programming. All of which may be affecting the clients health, ability to feel peaceful, centered and empowered in their lives. Take the first step on your healing journey and call today for an appointment.

Aquarian Sun Healing & Learning Center

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Under the direction of Dr. Suhail S. Jarroush, PhD, DCH., Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Ancient Healing Arts, and Ms. Suzanne Bini, RSMT, Reiki Seichim Master Teacher, the staff of the Aquarian Sun Healing and Learning Center, a place of peace and knowledge, will help you heal your body, engage the power of your mind, feed your soul, release your stress, relieve your pains, eliminate your anxieties, purge your fears and gain control of your life without relying solely on prescribed medicine or over-the-counter drugs. Call us now. You are not alone in this struggle. We can help you. Visit our website for more information on our specialized combinations of ancient and modern healing techniques, workshops and self-awareness classes.

CRYSTAL HEALING FOUNDATION

Lisa Bellini Spiritual Intuitive & Channel • Reiki Master Teacher, Crystal Pyramid Technique Indigo Children & Adult Consultant 171 West Main St., Suite 3 Rockaway, N.J. 07866 908-963-2628 • Lisa.Bellini@Gmail.com CrystalHealingFoundation.com

The Foundation is dedicated to guiding children to their highest purpose through education and healing techniques. As source of the Crystal Pyramid Technique, Lisa facilitates self-healing to remove blockages, energize the body, balance emotions and spirit to encourage divine inspiration of personal growth. See ad on page 25.

HUNA HEALING CENTER

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The Center offers different modalities that will raise your Spiritual Awareness, heighten your vibrations. We are dedicated to understanding and providing for those with specific needs. Classes, Certifications, Healing sessions, readings and counseling are offered. See ad on page 15.

Hypnosis Counseling Center of New Jersey is a full-service counseling center, using both traditional counseling methods and the art of hypnotherapy in private and group settings. We regularly hold adult education seminars, work with hospitals, fitness centers, and individuals who want to better their lives. We specialize in weight loss, stress, smoking, confidence building, phobias, insomnia, test taking, sports improvement and public speaking. The State of New Jersey and Fortune 500 Corporation alike employ our programs.

Lory Sison-Coppola Reiki Master, Past Life Regressionist, Huna, Crystal Children Advocate, Readings 171 West Main St., Suite 3 Rockaway, N.J. 07866 973-224-6773 HunaHealingCenter@Yahoo.com HunaHealingCenter.com

ROBERT KANDARJIAN, DC, HTP, Medical Intuitive Intuitive Energy Healer 20 Elm St. Morristown 223 West 20th St. 2A, NYC 917-297-8000 •DrRobertHeals.com

Intuitive Energy Healer, 26 yrs. Experience. Dr. Kandarjian teaches Intuitive Energy Healing to health care providers (MDs, psychologists, chiropractors and nurses). Seminar leader in Spiritual Healing. Author of “Sacred Intentions” and “Life and Afterlife” • Private Practices. Clear and remove blocks that cause physical and non-physical pain. Discover purpose and life lessons. Phone sessions available.

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Integrative Dental Therapy Wortzel Integrative Dental Care Mountainside, NJ 908-654-5151 •IntegrativeDentalCare.com

At Wortzel Integrative Dental Care we focus on your mouth/body connection. As you improve your oral health, you improve your overall health and well-being. We invite you to balance your oral health through an individualized plan to integrate the health of your teeth, gums, bite and smile. The goal of Integrative Dental Care is to enhance the quality of your life. We are conveniently located in Mountainside, New Jersey. Please call us to learn what Wortzel Integrative Dental care can do for you. See ad on page 8.

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Incorporating traditional hypnotherapy along with other holistic and metaphysical modalities is Garry’s forte. Using traditional hypnosis for Smoking Cessation, Weight Control, Stress Management, Elimination of Fears, Improving Sports, Artistic, and Academic Performance, Anger Management, Hypnosis for Children, etc. he expands the therapy to include his Psychic/Medium abilities, Reiki Healing, Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and offers Metaphysical Counseling for a truly client driven therapeutic experience. He was also trained in Past Life Regression Therapy by Dr. Brian Weiss, author of Many Lives, Many Masters.

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Paulette LaConte Registered Nurse, Massage Therapist, Healing Touch Practitioner, Push Therapist 23 Church Street, Denville 201 400 8913 • pglaconte@optonline.net DenvilleHeartsAndHands.com

When Fluff is Not Enough! Experience the therapeutic benefit of Push Therapy for chronic muscle pain, or have a customized Massage - Swedish, Pregnancy, LaStone or Lomi Lomi. All Massages can include lotion blended with Therapeutic Oils based on your needs. Classes for Infant Massage, Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster are available.

NATURAL FOODS & PRODUCTS FOR WELL-BEING GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET

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Your one source for all your natural and organic needs! Natural deli, certified organic produce, knowledgeable vitamin staff, and complete grocery and dairy selection. Open seven days a week.

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COMING IN APRIL

Nutrition/Education/ Holistic Healing Dian’s Wellness Simplified

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Nutritionist Dian Freeman and Staff, Morristown, offer: personalized diet & supplement protocols; classes, including interpreting symptoms, understanding blood tests, natural m e d i c i n e c h e s t , e m e rg e n c y preparedness; a nutritional prep course for Certified Nutritional Counselor (CNC) designation; Ondamed biofeedback; crystal healing; channeling; personalized Bach flower formulas. Addressing biological & energetic healing. See ad on page 29.

PSYCHOTHERAPY BRENDA G. FORTE, LCSW, CAS

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LESLIE KAREN LOBELL, M.A., L.P.C Bloomingdale: The Healing Center Montclair: Goddess In Eden 908-577-0053• info@LeslieLobell.com LeslieLobell.com

Do you suffer from anxiety or stress? Do you want to lose weight, stop smoking, gain self-confidence or change a habit? Do you need support and guidance through a life or career transition? Are you ready to achieve your goals, pursue your dreams, and actualize your potential? You CAN create the Life You Desire... I can help you MAKE IT HAPPEN! Using proven techniques such as Holistic Psychotherapy, Hypnosis, Stress Reduction, Reiki and Dream Interpretation, I help teens & adults create happier, healthier, more peaceful and fulfilling lives. Allow me to assist you!

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Thriving or just surviving? Therapy can make the difference! As a trained psychotherapist, I offer a holistic, mind-body-spirit approach to healing. I work in the present incorporating principles of traditional talk therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, along with EMDR and EFT tapping to support you in living life more fully and joyfully. Together we can build on your strengths, reduce distress and create new possibilities! Some insurance accepted, out-of –network provider for others. Call today to begin on your path to feeling great. License #44SC05392900

REIKI Miriam’s Well Healing LLC

Claire M. Schwartz BA, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Counselor 26 W Park Pl , Morristown, NJ 07960 917-202-0475 MiriamsWellHealing@Yahoo.com MiriamsWellHealing.com

Rediscover your True Self ~ Reiki Empowers Change! Weekly Circles; Private Sessions; Learn Reiki to have Self-Care at your fingertips. Healing Transformational Workshops. Ministerial Services. Insight - Compassion - Integrity.

SALT THERAPY Respira Salt Wellness Center

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We p r o v i d e a n a t u r a l , drug-free treatment for asthma, allergies, a host of respiratory problems, and eczema. Children and adults receive the natural benefits of salt air in a negative ion environment. Sea salt promotes healing and boosts your immune system. Relax, heal, enjoy. Your first session is free! See ad on page 4.

SOUND THERAPY The Davis Center

Nancy Puckett-Dunn 19 State Rt 10 E., Ste 25 Succasunna, NJ 07876 862 251 4637 • TheDavisCenter.com Info@TheDavisCenter.com

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