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ave a Happy New Year?” Do you think most people, myself included, take the time to think about what they’re saying? How many times do you hear it or say it each holiday season? “Have a happy new year.” What exactly do we mean? Does it mean “I hope you laugh a lot in 2018”? Or “I hope you find what you’re looking for to make you happy this coming year”? Or does it mean “you are not happy, so I hope you get happy”? And what about the next new year? Does happy starts all over again in 2019 because your happy meter ran down? Some people may think it means “hope you find that special person that will make you happy.” Or is the message “I hope you make a lot of money, your business is great, and your family life is terrific.” What do you think? I’m probing my mind to understand what I mean when I say “Have a Happy New Year.” Truly, I never thought about it until now, and think the phrase calls for an intention which goes out to all I meet and greet. The intention should be different since we are all at different stages in the puzzle of life. It sounds simple, but I find crafting this intention to be a challenge. If we were talking hugs—real hugs, which communicate love, connection, empathy or compassion without a word being spoken—the meaning would be clear. A sincere hug is almost the perfect communicator. However, for this intention my imperfect words will have to do. So here goes! Happy New Year! I wish you the intention of peace. I wish you an open heart to grow. I wish you meaningful friendships and love. I wish you the strength you may need. I wish you courage to be you, to love you, to cherish you. I wish you enough faith, hope, love and fulfillment to carry you all the days of your life. I wish you good health. I wish you the ability to let go, to release resentments, to seek forgiveness, and to forgive. I wish you fun—to be a kid and be in the moment with joy and respect for others and yourself. My wish for me is to become a better person, to continue to seek the good, to enjoy every moment of the gift of life, to cherish family, loved ones, and friends. For the world, each time I utter the phrase “Happy New Year” I will think of world peace, of kindness, understanding, patience, uniting rather than dividing. From all of us at Natural Awakenings…Happy New Year!

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ocal yoga teacher, Rosie Lazroe, will be in charge of the yoga section in each of our Natural Awakenings editions, in which she will feature the hidden talents of our yoga professionals. Over the past five years, Rosie has been teaching yoga full time, offering classes, workshops and trainings in various yoga studios along the coast. Many yoga teachers spark the interest of new yoga students by sharing something personal and unique in their yoga classes. Rosie, in particular, identifies with her students through sound by singing soothing yogic songs and offering mantra in her yoga classes. However, she has experienced many diverse yoga communities, and has met many qualified yoga teachers who offer much more than yoga.  Some teachers pull from previous experience in the corporate world to help those currently in the profession to find peace of mind on the job. Other yoga teachers incorporate art, music, massage, dance and creative writing.  Rosie shares, “As leaders in the field of health and wellness, we as yoga professionals can support and promote healthy, balanced communities simply by living our yoga off the mat and sharing our knowledge so others can do the same. Together we can offer easy access to quality information of the health benefits of a yogic lifestyle.”  Rosie is excited to learn about your journey and is enthusiastic to help get your message out.

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n order to help encourage support for small businesses, Extreme Kleaner has created a new program to partner with selected locally owned retailers through the exclusive placing of its Main Street Premium Brand in those stores. The brand helps consumers identify the stores that are participating in this partnership. Locally owned businesses offering Extreme Kleaner include select hardware stores, building centers, pet supply stores, auto parts stores, small food markets and other specialty retailers. Extreme Kleaner’s parent company, Extreme Energy Solutions (EES), has promoted this movement via its Tour of Stores initiative, where through on-site visits EES representatives encourage local communities to patron stores that offer EES products. “We are proud to partner with locally owned small businesses in offering our products,” says Extreme Kleaner/EES Representative Samuel K. Burlum, who explains that the partnership acts as a market advantage to aid small businesses in being competitive with powerful big box retailers. “Through this program we are looking to promote both the local store as the community’s go-to authority for its retail offerings; and our products, which were designed to offer a higher quality without the high price.” For a list of current stores, visit ExtremeKleaner.com/where-to-buy. See ad on page 56.

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scape the stressors of daily life at 4 Elements Wellness Center in Princeton, where nature and cuttingedge science are combined for wellness and positivity. Their unique therapies are designed to lift your spirits while promoting renewal of the mind and body. Immerse yourself in the healing powers of cryotherapy, infrared sauna, floatation therapy, low-level light therapy and halotherapy. Founder, Silvia Fedorcikova, is a visionary of natural healing and a believer in the power of holistic medicine. She has taken the core of ancient treatments and married them with the latest innovative technologies. At 4 Elements Wellness Center, their services are designed to use the four elements as a way to keep their clients looking and feeling good. The “earth” element of the services include healing through Halotherapy in their beautiful Himalayan salt room. The “fire” element is offered through a far infrared sauna with chromotherapy. The “air” element is introduced with nitrogen through Cryotherapy, a service used for anti-inflammatory purposes, pain relief, weight loss, increased energy and improved mood. Finally, the “water” element, the strongest of all, is represented in their floatation room. It houses an open tub with 900 pounds of Epsom salt and 200 gallons of water, which allows clients to float and relax effortlessly. Rejuvenate from the inside out at 4 Elements Wellness Center. Location: 4 Elements Wellness Center, 301 N Harrison Street, Suite 36, Princeton. For more information, call 609-2853115, email Relax@4ElementsWellnessCenter.com or visit 4ElementsWellnessCenter.com. See ad on page 4.

Yoga Classes with Jean Marie in Hackettstown

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hile yoga isn’t for everyone, if you seek to experience yoga and evolve physically, mentally, and spiritually in a supported, light-hearted, non-competitive environment, this small class in Hackettstown may be right for you. Registered yoga instructor Jean Marie DuHamel invites all to experience this traditional, gorgeous, eclectic style of yoga that includes gentle, Yin, Restorative, along with Level 1 Vinyasa styles. “I like to keep my classes small so I can focus more on the individual,” states Jean Marie. “My philosophy is to keep the body, heart, and mind working in sync.” Location: Hackettstown Health Foods, 106 E Moore St., Hackettstown. Classes are suspended February 12-March 15. For all details, visit FosteringTheJourney.com. See Yoga Profile on page 55.

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hen a person is sad, exhausted or out of balance, their energy levels suffer. Alternatively, people with good energy are more positive, slow to disturb and adaptable. Ultimately, self-care is an honest assessment and awareness of energy. When we are aware of our energy, we learn about ourselves, gather skills and use tools that keep us in a space of optimal interaction. Reiki is a powerful way to bring your energy to your awareness. On the second and fourth Fridays of the month, join Cecile Edwards, M. Ed, for a Healing Guided Meditation class from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in Somerset. Additionally, enjoy her Inner Child Healing/Ancestral Healing Meditation classes on the first and third Fridays of the month. In her Reiki practice, Cecile, founder of MommyEvolve, discusses the emotional and spiritual blockages that her clients may have and how to release them through mindfulness and other nutritional and spiritual practices. She assists them in reconnecting to self-trust, self-awareness and empowerment. Space is limited and classes are $15. Cecile is certified in and conducts Healing the Inner Child Hypnosis, Usui Reiki Certified and past life/intuitive readings. She is also a postpartum doula providing Mother’s Helper services to support expectant and new mothers both emotionally and spiritually.

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he West Windsor Community Farmers Market (WWCFM) has moved indoors for the winter months! Find fresh produce, mushrooms, sauces, jams, sustainably caught seafood, fresh pasta, eggs, milk, artisan cheeses, bakery selections, soaps, pastured meats and poultry, soups, alpaca fiber wear, vegan chocolates, locally grown oats and more at each market. Winter Market dates are January 6, 20; February 3, 17; March 3, 17; and April 7, 21. Market hours are 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Road, West Windsor. For information, contact Chris Cirkus at 609-933-4452. January 2018

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Functional Medicine: You Don’t Have to Go to Manhattan Anymore!

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olling hills, horse farms, pristine snowfalls on ponds, barns and majestic trees—these are some of the images of Western New Jersey that bring a warm smile to mind. However, when you need cutting edge functional medicine, many still think that the city is the only place to go. Introducing MorningStar Family Health Center, Hunterdon County’s first direct primary care practice that is focused on you and helping you reach optimal health, not just getting by. Dr. Jean Golden-Tevald and Dr. Eddie Fleming, board certified in Family Medicine and trained at the Institute of Functional Medicine, have over 36 combined years of experience in caring for patients in all stages and phases of life. “Looking beyond symptoms to uncover the root cause for those symptoms is at the core of our approach,” states Dr. Golden-Tevald. “Unleashing the healing potential in your own body is the ultimate goal.” MorningStar uniquely offers a 6-month Foundations of Optimal Health comprehensive all-inclusive program to get your health on track. Whether you are looking for a primary care physician who takes the time to really hear you and work with you as a partner in health or you are having a very difficult health condition that has you at the end of your rope, come and see if MorningStar is the right answer for you.

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he New Year is bringing new energies and changes for many. The Art of the Heart is now Blossoming into Light with a new location at IWC at 401 Route 24 in Chester and website at BlossomingIntoLight-Chester.com. New opportunities for growth, self-mastery and creating of the life you desire to create are planned, including a new 12-month program called “Self-Mastery Mentorship.” The program begins at the end of January, and meets once a month in person, with a zoom call and some one-on-one sessions as well. Details on classes and events may be found on the website. The center will continue to offer many services such as Reiki, IET, life coaching and mentoring, aromatherapy sessions, crystal and sound healing sessions along with various types of intuitive readings. Select essential oils, Ann-Leigh Sprays and bath salt products, Himalayan Salt Lamps and a few select crystals will be available for purchase at classes and events or by appointment. An open house in February is in the works, so stayed tuned! Location: IWC at 401 Route 24, Chester. For information, email sue@blossomingintolight-Chester.com or leslie@blossomingintolight-Chester.com; or call 908-879-3937. BlossomingIntoLightChester.com. See ad on page 13.

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Daily Produce Servings Prevent Early Death

Researchers at the Imperial College London say that five servings of fruits and vegetables is a good start, but more is better. After conducting a worldwide meta-analysis of 2 million people that compared early mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and cancer, they recommend eating at least 10 three-ounce vegetable and fruit servings per day, which could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths each year.

AEROBICS KEEP THE BRAIN YOUNG Simple movement turns out to be the best way to lift mood, improve memory and protect the brain against age-related cognitive decline, according to Harvard Medical School researchers in an article, “Aerobic Exercise is the Key for Your Head, Just as It is for Your Heart.” Even brisk walking or jogging for 45 minutes can alleviate depression. The Journal of Physical Therapy Science notes that aerobic workouts can help people feel less stressed by reducing levels of the body’s natural stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. 14 Somerset/Middlesex/Hunterdon Co. Edition

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Healthy diet options of spinach and kale may also help keep our brains fit. In a study from the University of Illinois appearing in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 60 adults between 25 and 45 years old having higher levels of lutein, a nutrient found in green, leafy vegetables, avocados and eggs, had neural responses more on par with younger people than others of their own age. Lutein is a nutrient that the body can’t make on its own, so it must be acquired through diet. It accumulates in brain tissues and the eyes, which allows researchers to measure levels without using invasive techniques.

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A Swiss study gave volunteers $25 a week for four weeks, and told half of them to spend the money on themselves and the others to spend it to benefit others. Subsequent brain scans revealed a link between the altruistic acts and feelings of contentment, activating neurons in the ventral striatum associated with happiness. Even the intention alone to be more generous was enough to create these changes, and the amount spent did not influence the increase in levels of wellbeing. The discovery sheds fresh light on why many people feel gratified when giving, even when it costs them something.

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2018 EDITORIAL CALENDAR

Meditation vs Hypnosis

Health & Wellness Issue

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Feature: Natural Stress Relief Plus: Understanding Nutraceuticals Feature: Living Courageously Plus: Meditation Styles

Healthy Food Issue

MAR APR

Feature: Ethnic Cuisine Plus: Super Spices Feature: Climate Health Update Plus: Healthy Home

Women’s Health Issue

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JUNE

Feature: Natural Care First Plus: Personalized Medicine Feature: Livable Communities Plus: Natural Beauty

Nutrition Issue

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Feature: Farmers Rooted in Health Plus: Anti-Inflammatory Diet Feature: Simplified Parenting Plus: Multilevel Healing

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Feature: Joint Health Plus: Yoga for Flexibility Feature: Game Changers Plus: Chiropractic

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Feature: Immune System Boosters Plus: Safe Drinking Water Feature: Uplifting Humanity Plus: Holidays

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions on Track By Barry Wolfson

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ave you made your resolutions for the new year? Small changes may be easy to accomplish, but what about those which may be more challenging? How do you plan to accomplish these commitments? While there are many “altering mind and emotion” approaches available, two of the most well-known are meditation and hypnosis. Which one may be right for you depends on what you seek to accomplish. Let’s explore the similarities and differences between these disciplines. Both meditation and hypnosis can help you find a calm and relaxed state of mind. Both can help you move through your day with a minimum of stress. One definition of the hypnotic state is “total

concentration on a single train of thought,” which is also a core discipline within meditation. Both seek to create a specific state of mind, however, the ultimate goal for each is where the greatest difference occurs. Hypnosis has a specific end-point in mind, e.g., sleep better, stop smoking, address a particular fear, ace the test, etc., and organizes mental and emotional energy to support that goal. Meditation, in its purest form, aims to detach mentally and emotionally, and let the inner voice become quiet. A “single train of thought” in meditation is actually designed to allow for the absence of thought and is not easily achieved. For example, it takes a lot of time to train yourself to allow your eyes rest

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on a candle’s flame, and let all thought regarding it to become still. For many, the time commitment to truly benefit from meditation is difficult to manage, whereas, hypnosis can often produce results in very few sessions. For many, one session is all it takes to effect change. If in meditation the ultimate goal is to quiet the mind, then the opposite is true in hypnosis, which directs thoughts to focus on what you wish to happen and the way you think about challenges. Both disciplines have their advantages. Whichever one will help you keep your resolutions this year is naturally the right one. Barry Wolfson is director of The Hypnosis Counseling Center, which provides group counseling for smoking cessation and weight loss throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Connect with Barry at 908-303-7767 or HypnosisNJ.com. See ad on this page.

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here is no doubt that we are living in a fast-paced society. We can receive communications in seconds, order a meal in minutes, and travel cross-country in a matter of hours. However, we pay a price for this lifestyle full of modern conveniences: our health. In order to fulfill all of the day’s demands, we ignore our bodies and minds when they need our attention the most. One common excuse for ignoring our health and wellness needs is a lack of money. Healthcare can be expensive and it may be that certain options seem out of reach. Another reason is lack of time, which many will relate to given that everyone seems busier than ever before. However, with commitment and a little creativity, there are some small steps that each person can take to reinvest in their own health.

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Leave the car at home. If your destination is not too far away, elect to take a walk or ride a bike, and combine exercise with the handling of the day’s tasks. If you will normally walk a couple of blocks, stretch it to a mile.

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Eat healthier on the go. Sometimes our schedule does not allow us the time to cook a healthy meal. Try instead to pack a bag of healthy snacks such as fruit or salad for those times that you will be traveling a lot. If you must stop for fast food, consider ordering a salad and water instead

of a burger and soda. An increasing number of restaurants also offer organic food selections.

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Drink more water. The human body consists of between 60 to 70 percent water, which needs to be replaced throughout the day. When we consume water, our body disposes of water that carries with it the toxic influences that we have ingested or absorbed. In addition to making the choice to drink more water, also pay attention to its quality, for not all options are the same.

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Switch to non-toxic chemicals in the home. Many of us enjoy a clean environment free from dirt and grime, resulting in any number of chemical cleaners filling cabinets and closets. When we use these products to clean, the chemicals are also released into the air, so select non-toxic cleaners for maintaining your home. Reducing the number of chemicals used will result in fewer being inhaled.

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Take time out from screens. People are exposed to digital screens all day, including phones, mobile devices, tablets, computers and televisions. They bombard our lives with news, information and advertisements. Take a break from screens in order to give the mind a few minutes of clarity. Choose instead to enjoy an activity outside, or pick up a book and read a chapter.

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Commit to crushing bad habits. They say too much of anything can become a bad thing. Smoking is one the leading causes of lung disease and cancer, so look for alternatives to picking up a cigarette or tobacco product. Alcohol has also been connected to many health issues, so make an intention to reduce your consumption of it. Commit to having one less drink at the bar, reducing the alcohol you purchase for your home, or attending happier hour less frequently or for less time. To really pack a punch, replace a bad habit with a more productive or healthier one.

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Slow down the clock. Many of us schedule every minute of every day with an activity, imposing additional burdens and stress on our minds and bodies. Instead of filling the day with activities, prioritize the day’s goals and focus on doing the best job you can for each task you perform. Slowing down will not only increase the quality of the outcomes achieved, it will decrease stress levels as well.

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Take a rest. It is commonly believed that we need around eight hours of sleep in a twentyfour hour period. Life gets in the way, and many of us do not get the sleep we need to allow our body to rejuvenate and heal itself. After lunch or midafternoon, take time out for a 20 to 30 minute nap, allowing your mind and body a break to refresh itself. Many of these suggestions only require a bit of extra attention and time. These low- and no-cost practices may help encourage you towards better health and wellness practices for your body and mind. The first step is making a choice to commit to your own health, for no one can make that choice for you. Samuel K. Burlum is an investigative journalist, a consultant for small businesses and the author of “The Race to Protect Our Most Important Natural Resource” and “Life in the Green Lane– In Pursuit of the American Dream”, as well as many articles addressing environmental concerns, small business and public policy. For more information, visit SamBurlum.com or ExtremeKleaner. com. See ad on page 56.


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Urban Trees City Greenery Boosts Public Health

Urban trees help reduce obesity and depression, improve productivity, boost educational outcomes and reduce incidences of asthma and heart disease for residents, yet according to The Nature Conservancy, American cities spend less than a third of 1 percent of municipal budgets on tree planting and maintenance. As a result, U.S. cities are losing 4 million trees per year. Each summer, thousands of unnecessary deaths result from heat waves in urban areas. Studies have shown that trees are a cost-effective solution. Too often, the presence or absence of urban nature and its associated benefits is tied to a neighborhood’s income level, resulting in dramatic health inequities. In some American cities, life expectancies in different neighborhoods located just a few miles apart can differ by as much as a decade. Not all of this health disparity is connected to the tree cover, but researchers are increasingly finding that neighborhoods with fewer trees have worse health outcomes, so inequality in access to urban nature can lead to worse health inequities.

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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is advising hospitals in improving patient menus by adding healthy, plant-based options and removing processed meats, which have been linked to 60,000 cardiovascular deaths annually. The ACC Heart-Healthy Food Recommendations for Hospitals states, “At least one plant-based main dish should be offered and promoted at every meal.” ACC also urges that processed meats such as bacon, sausage, ham, hot dogs and deli meats should not be offered at all. These guidelines extend to hospital cafeterias and onsite restaurants. The American Medical Association has also passed a resolution that calls on hospitals to provide similarly healthy meals. Processed meats are now considered carcinogenic to humans, according to the World Health Organization. A 50-gram serving a day—one hot dog or two strips of bacon—increases colorectal cancer risk by 18 percent. “Too many heart disease patients have had their recovery undermined by bacon and hot dogs on their hospital trays,” says Dr. Neal Barnard, president of the nonprofit Physicians Committee. 22 Somerset/Middlesex/Hunterdon Co. Edition

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ou’ve probably wondered if those differently shaped and colored pills, powders, tinctures and liquids are really necessary to stay healthy. After all, it’s a monthly investment and you want high quality products. The best way to figure out if the supplements you take are working for you is to have your micronutrient levels tested and to consult with a knowledgeable pharmacist, like the ones at Valley Integrative Pharmacy in Bedminster. Supplements can be classified into two main categories: those that address micronutrient deficiencies and those that have a nutraceutical effect. Micronutrients refer to vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and amino acids whose levels can be measured, either via blood serum testing or more functional intracel-

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Infidelity Advice You Can Ignore

By Rhoda Ondov, MS, MFT, CPC

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hat follows are ten widely held beliefs about what you should do after the discovery or confession of an affair. You may receive this advice, or think they are true, but not only are they myths, they are often counterproductive.

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Recovery is only possible if both partners want to save the relationship. False. It is quite possible and often happens that if one wants to save the relationship, the relationship can be salvaged. When one partner changes their behavior, the other responds in new ways and the relationship changes.

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The affair must be immediately ended, with no further contact. False. It is actually quite difficult to immediately stop a romantic relationship, and this can result in not only resentment, but a strong longing for the other. It is much better to let the person end the relationship in their own way.

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If your partner has an affair, there is no true love for you. False. There are many reasons that affairs can occur, and they usually do not involve whether or not there is love in the marriage. Although one or both partners may conclude that the love must be gone, this may only represent assumptions about current situation.

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An affair is an indication that the marriage has major problems. False. An affair often starts with innocent friendship, which then spills over into emotional sharing and intimacy when circumstances allow close or frequent contact.

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You should get support from family and friends.

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Things will never be as good as they were.

False. Those who have been confided in are aware of the betrayal and hurt that has been suffered, and may have advised leaving the relationship. If the relationship is restored, they no longer see the partner in the same light, and this often causes awkward family relationships.

False. Once the relationship is restored, it is very often even stronger than it was before, as this is a major incident they have gotten through together. In addition, they learned so much about each other during the process of recovery that will bring them closer and improve their communication.

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If you stay, you must have low self-esteem or you are weak. False. Recovering from infidelity represents strength and the courage to face difficulties. It is not rolling over and accepting whatever happens to you, it is taking difficult circumstances and creating something positive out of it.

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Being “in love” with the affair partner is the love that is real. False. The first phase of love is a special time in any relationship; this is often the “in love” period that people enjoy. This period in a new relationship lasts anywhere from about six months to about two years. During this period, chemicals get released in the brain that maintain the euphoria. It is a different but deeper love that develops after this period. 

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If you are divorcing, there is no point in rehashing the affair. False. Whether or not you stay together, what happened contains valuable information about how a relationship works, and it is important for future relationships of each partner to analyze why this happened.

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Explicit sexual details should not be shared.

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DIAL DOWN STRESS How to Stay Calm and Cool by Lisa Marshall

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hether from natural disasters, divisive politics, unmanageable workloads or a smartphone culture that makes it tough to unplug, U.S. adults are feeling more strain now than they have at any other time in the past decade, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Stress in America Survey. One in three say their stress has increased in the past year and one in five rate the level at eight or more on a scale of one to 10. About three in five, or 59 percent, say they believe this is “the lowest point in the nation’s history” and nearly two-thirds say concerns about our nation’s future (including its health care, economy and international relations) are key sources of their stress. “We’re seeing significant stress transcending party lines,” notes Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D., the association’s CEO. All that stress is having a powerful impact on health, with as many as 80 percent of visits to primary care physicians characterized as stress-related, according to the American Medical Association.

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. ~Hans Selye Workplace stress accounts for 120,000 deaths a year—more than influenza, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease combined—according to a 2015 Stanford University study. Yet, empowering news has emerged amid this epidemic of anxiety-related illness. Research shows that by eating right, exercising and changing our mindset about stress itself, we can buffer our bodies from many health hazards. “Unfortunately, you can’t always avoid the things that stress you out. But you can control how you respond to stress before it takes over your life,” says Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D., a Mill Valley, California, psychologist and author of the recent book The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity.

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Our Brain on Stress

Whether it’s an urgent email from the boss or a rude motorist driving unsafely, tense situations elicit a physiological response remarkably similar to what might occur if we were chased by a lion. Deep inside an almond-shaped region of the brain called the amygdala, an alarm goes off, signaling the release of hormones like adrenaline and cortisol that boost heart rate, usher extra blood to muscles, hasten breathing and spike blood sugar to provide more fuel for the brain to react. Evolutionarily, this response was key to early human survival, providing the energy boost needed to flee predators. Even today, it has its upside, says Greenberg. “In the short term, stress can be exciting and even beneficial, revving you up so you can put your passion and energy into something.” But chronic excess can lead to high blood pressure and blood sugar, inflammation, cognitive problems and a hair-trigger response to stress, in which our body overreacts even to mild annoyances. It can also, research suggests, accelerate aging by


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e can take charge and do even more things to keep stress at bay in the first place, says Christine Carter, Ph.D., a University of California, Berkeley, sociologist and author of The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less. “I’m all about prevention,” she says. “There are many ways to set up your life to be less stressful.”

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Multitask less, monotask more:

“The brain was not evolved to multitask and it can be stressful when we try to do so,” says Carter, referencing a Stanford University study. “At the end of the day, we end up feeling fried.” She recommends setting up a “fortress against interruption” for an hour or two each day when we feel most alert. Put the phone on mute, don noisecanceling headphones and ask coworkers or family members to not interrupt your focus on an important priority.

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Don’t be a chronic media checker: Eighty-six percent of

Americans say they constantly or often check their email, texts or social media accounts, according to the latest Stress in America Survey. Half of U.S. workers say they respond to every email within a half-hour. Carter recommends instead scheduling a block of time at the beginning and end of each day for the task. During weekends and evenings, disable email and social media notifications. Research shows the more often we check, the more stressed we are. One recent study of British office workers found that checking email almost immediately boosts heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels, while refraining causes the stress response to subside.

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be stressful, and we are all faced with an increasing number of them every day. To limit a personal decision-making load, get boring. Devise a meal plan that doesn’t vary from week to week (unless it’s a happy creative outlet). Stock the wardrobe with favorite styles of shirts and shoes in different

colors. Select and stick with one brand of natural toothpaste or granola.

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nating on past events and relationship problems can be a great source of stress in the present moment. If there’s nothing that can be done about it, stop thinking about it. Literally visualize a stop sign when the thought bubbles up.

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in line, sitting in traffic or showering can allow our brain to rest and recover from hassles. Embrace such opportunities and don’t clutter them up with technology; leave the phone and radio off.

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Meditate: Invest 10 minutes daily to

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it’s regularly attending religious services, yoga meditation sessions or quiet walks in the woods, a spiritual practice can be a powerfully effective means of coping with stress and mitigating its health impacts. Duke University research shows that people regularly engaged in a spiritual practice are more likely to survive heart surgery, recover better from stroke, have shorter hospital stays and become depressed and stressed less often. “Spirituality connects you to the broader world, which in turn enables you to stop trying to control things all by yourself,” explains Dr. Roberta Lee, an integrative physician, in her book The SuperStress Solution. “When you feel part of a greater whole, it’s easy to understand that you aren’t responsible for everything that happens in life.”

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eroding the protective caps on our chromosomes, called telomeres. “Think of the stress response as an elastic band,” says Dr. Mithu Storoni, a Hong Kong physician and author of the new book Stress Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body — and Be More Resilient Every Day. “If you pull it and it snaps back immediately, that’s fine. But if you pull it too intensely or too frequently, it doesn’t snap back, and there are lots of downstream consequences.”

Stress-Proofing Our Body

Eating right can better protect our bodies, says New York City Registered Dietitian Malina Malkani. She recommends loading up on nutrient-dense, high-fiber foods like leafy greens, beans and lentils, nuts and seeds during stressful times, because they can slow our rate of digestion and minimize unhealthy dips and spikes in blood sugar. Beneficial, bacteria-rich foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi are other foundational foods for stressresilience, says Storoni, because they can dampen bodily inflammation that arises from chronic tension. They can also replenish bacterial strains like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria which, according to studies of college students, tend to decrease when we feel pushed beyond our limits to handle what’s coming at us. One 2016 study of 171 volunteers, published in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that those that ate yogurt containing lactobacillus plantarum daily for two months had fewer markers of stress in their blood. Another study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2007 found that when 132 adults drank a probiotic-infused milk drink daily for three weeks and were then subjected to an anxiety-prone situation, their brains reacted more calmly than those of a control group. “Probably the most important thing you can do to make your body stressresilient is to maintain a healthy ecosystem of bacteria in your gut,” advises Malkani, who recommends exchanging dessert for low-sugar yogurt every day and taking probiotic supplements as well as steering

People with a stress-hardy mindset may temper stress as an “excite-and-delight” challenge in adventurous situations. Others “tendand-befriend”, reaching out to help and comfort in times of tragedy. Studies show that when participants are told, “You’re the kind of person whose performance improves under pressure,” it does—by as much as one-third. ~Harvard Medical School Healthbeat clear of sweetened beverages and refined carbohydrates. The spice turmeric is also a good stress-buster due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to help normalize blood sugar, Storoni notes. Despite our natural craving for comfort food, it’s a good idea to go easy on saturated fats in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic situation, because stress slows fat metabolism. In one recent study, Ohio State University researchers asked 58 women about their previous day’s stressors, and then fed them the fat-loaded equivalent of a double cheeseburger and fries; the stressedout women burned 104 fewer calories. “If a woman had a stressful day at

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work every day and ate a meal like this, she could easily gain seven to 11 pounds in a year,” says study author Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, a professor of psychiatry and psychology and director of the university’s Institute for Behavioral Medicine. Exercise, too, can help combat stress-related illness. But Storoni attests that not all exercise is created equal. One recent study in the Journal of Physiology found that in animals daily moderate exercise (the equivalent of a light jog) can boost levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a critical brain protein diminished by stress and sleep deprivation, significantly more than weight training or intense exercise. On the flip side, excess strenuous exercise (laps around the track or an intense gym workout) can boost inflammation, whither brain cells, and aggravate the physical impacts of stress, says Storoni. “If you want to exercise to relieve the stress you just experienced, keep it at low intensity,” counsels Storoni. If possible, work out in the morning, as it can boost melatonin levels at night, helping you get to sleep faster, she notes.

Stress-Proofing Our Mindset

While diet and exercise can buffer our body from the impacts of chronic stress, a shift in mindset can keep it from becoming chronic in the first place, says Greenberg.“The goal is not to eliminate stress, but to put it in its place—to use its energizing and motivating aspects to take care of what needs to be done, and then relax,” and stop paying attention to it. This, she says, requires being mindful of what’s happening in the present moment. “When you feel your heart racing at the sight of another urgent demand at home or work, stop what you are doing, take a deep breath and tune into what’s happening in your body,” advises Greenberg. She notes that when the highly reactive amygdala “hijacks the brain”, we often say and do things in the heat of the moment that we later regret. Waiting just a moment (like counting to 10) allows the more rational part of our brain (the prefrontal cortex) to kick in. “It allows you to go from panic to, ‘I’ve got this.’”


Greenberg observes that we often feel most stressed when we feel out of control. When faced with a daunting task, it may help to make a list of the things we have control over and a list of the things we can’t control—then make a plan to act on the manageable one and let the others go. “Mindfulness is also about keeping our self-judging and ruminating mind at bay, which may keep repeating, ‘I’m not doing enough,’” she says. “Realize that you do not have to listen to every thought that comes into your head. Ask yourself, ‘What is the most important thing for me to focus on right now?’” Greenberg also says it’s important to aim to broaden and brighten our view in tough times, explaining, “Feeling stress biases your brain to think in terms of avoiding threat and loss, rather than what you can gain or learn from the situation.” Start by jotting down three ways this challenging situation may be beneficial in the long run; also make a list of things and people we are grateful for, she suggests. “Practicing gratitude helps you realize that you have a choice about what to focus your attention on and you don’t have to let stressors take all the joy out of life,” according to Greenberg. As an added bonus, “You’re less likely to take your stress out on loved ones when you think about what they mean to you and how they have helped you,” she says. Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer in Boulder, CO. Connect at LisaAnnMarshall.com.

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hysician Harold G. Koenig, an international authority on religion, health and ethical issues in medicine, has dedicated his career to understanding the relationship between faith and health. Koenig, who has surveyed the scientific literature, shares the mounting evidence linking the power of faith to better health and well-being. Koenig struggled for three decades to determine his life’s purpose before a spiritual transformation in 1984 set him on a Christian path. “As I’m able to surrender my will and follow God’s lead, I’ve found an increasing flow of blessings. Even in those times when I’m self-centered, the blessings continue. I can only attribute it to the incredible undeserved grace and mercy of one who understands and forgives,” he says. He’s the director of Duke University’s Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, an associate professor of medicine at the Duke University Medical Center, in Durham, North Carolina, and author of nearly 50 books. Titles include The Healing Power of Faith, The Handbook of Religion and Health, and the recent You Are My Beloved. Really?, musings on the nature of divine love.

What maintains people’s faith in the face of worldly adversity? Adversity can increase people’s faith; when things are going well, people don’t feel the same urgent need for religion. Why do hurricanes happen? Why do people experience chronic pain? When someone is in the midst of challenges, there is no easy explanation, even though there can be many answers. Sometimes all you can do is to have faith that a good God reigns, despite appearances. That can lead to a sense of well-being and spiritual purpose, even in the midst of bad material experiences. How you’ve dealt with life prior to a challenge matters. If you follow a spiritual

path and practice, when bad things happen, you can lean on your foundation of faith; you’re better prepared. Once you’re in the middle of it, all you may feel is the pain and a desperate desire to get rid of it. One of the most precious gifts we have as humans is the freedom to choose. We can be selfish and strictly pleasure-seeking, or we can be kind and altruistic. We can turn toward or away from our divine source.

What have you concluded from decades of studying the relationship between faith, prayer and health? Our research and that of many other major academic institutions, including Harvard and Columbia universities, shows that people of strong faith enjoy better social, physical and mental health, all else being equal. It drives healthy behaviors and attitudes, which leads to better health. A person’s religious beliefs and spiritual practices affect them across their lifespan. It begins in utero, based on parental behavior and care, and shows in the

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sense of trust we have as infants. In this way, parents’ faith-based moral values also can favorably affect their children’s levels of stress, depression and drug use later on.

Is there a tension between the yearning for scientific certainty and the intuitive nature of faith? I feel that tension constantly as a scientist and a believer. I’m always challenging myself; you have to be objective as a scientist, to observe without reading into things. But the wisdom of the scriptures has endured through thousands of years, applied by believers through the ages in many different groups and cultures. About 80 percent of Americans today believe in God, nearly 90 percent in a higher power, and 84 percent of the world’s people have religious faith. Such faith must serve some kind of function for it to have persisted throughout the millennia. There is much that is still unknown, and may not be knowable from a scientific perspective. You need to use common sense and intuition. It requires a leap of faith, but once you do it, everything falls into line—though I admit as a scientist I keep trying to understand things from a rational perspective.

What are the pathways by which spirituality contributes to health? Science supports firsthand experience; that the virtues instilled by a religious path ultimately lead to better decision making, relationships and greater well-being. They help to neutralize negative emotions. These benefits accrue through adulthood and yield fruit into old age. The coping mechanism that spiritual practices provide is also important. It helps us to tolerate and navigate difficult situations and integrate meaning and purpose into daily life. I don’t think science can prove to us that faith leads to divine healing. But through natural mechanisms alone, ones that we can understand and study, tremendous evidence exists to show that it benefits health and maybe even longevity. Connect with freelancer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.


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or herbs and botanicals, are intended to enhance wellness among healthy adults. Nutraceuticals encompass nutrients, foods or parts of foods used as medicine to provide health benefits beyond nutrition and combat chronic disease. Some of the most popular formulations involve botanicals like ginseng, ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort and echinacea. “Medical foods, formulated for dietary management of a specific medical condition for which nutritional needs are unmet by a normal diet, are regulated under the Orphan Drug Act of 1983,” explains Bill Shaddle, senior director of medical education at Metagenics, Inc. “Our nutraceuticals and medical foods are supported by verifiable science that provides solid evidence regarding the therapeutic benefits produced by ingredients in our products.” The word nutraceutical, blending nutrition and pharmaceutics, was coined in 1989 by Stephen L. DeFelice, the founder and

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chairman of the nonprofit Foundation for Innovation in Medicine, in Mountainside, New Jersey, which promotes clinical research and development of dietary supplements and foods specifically for their health benefits. Reputable companies that manufacture private-label nutraceuticals, such as Metagenics and Xymogen, among others, research and develop products for functional nutrition and quality. While such products are solely distributed through partnerships with healthcare professionals such as medical doctors, nutritionists and pharmacists, some of the evidence-based, professional-grade formulas are available through online physician websites. Metagenics and Xymogen collaborate with institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic, Bastyr University and National College of Natural Medicine in conducting clinical research that demonstrates how their formulas impact healthy aging, cognitive function and overall health.

Federal Regulations Medical foods and nutraceuticals, orally administered dietary products formulated to support the management of conditions such as compromised gut function, age-related muscle loss, metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, are subject to standard food and safety labeling requirements of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Although they may be used under medical supervision, patients don’t need a prescription. Many healthcare practitioners, including dietitians, currently recommend them under a physician’s direction. Unlike pharmaceuticals, which are accountable to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, patent-protected and supported by expensive testing documentation, nutraceuticals are not. However, many manufacturers do choose to undergo costly testing. Like all dietary supplements, the majority of which do not undergo third-party testing, they are regulated by DSHEA, which defines and regulates labeling and claims of benefits related to classic nutrient-deficiency diseases.

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Harmful toxins include chemical pesticides like flea and tick preventives, lawn chemicals, tobacco smoke, flame retardants and all common household cleaners. A six-year study by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, at Tufts University, showed that exposure to lawn pesticides, specifically those applied by lawn care companies, raised the risk of canine malignant lymphoma up to 70 percent. Conventional flea and tick preventives are pesticides, whether spot-on treatments, pills, dips, solutions, shampoos or collars. Chemical spot-on products attracted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency attention based on reports of 40,000 adverse events in 2008, including 600 animal deaths. Because avoiding all toxins is nearly impossible, consider periodic detoxification based on a vet’s recommendation. For a dog with constant exposure to toxic chemicals all summer, a daily oral detox protocol is sound. If the only source is a monthly dose of a flea and tick product, limit a detox to the week after each pill or topical treatment.

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rocery bags, bottles, cups and straws comprise much of the 9.1 billion tons of plastic manufactured worldwide in the past 65 years. Once discarded, 79 percent resides in landfills and litters the

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environment, with more created daily. Annually, the equivalent of five grocery bags of trash for every foot of coastline worldwide enters the oceans, killing 100,000 marine animals. A 2016 World Economic

Forum report says that by 2050, the world’s seas could contain more plastic than fish. At the 2017 Our Ocean Conference, the Ocean Conservancy and its partners announced a $150 million preventive plan. “This is a major breakthrough for trash-free seas,” says Susan Ruffo, the conservancy’s managing director of international initiatives. “Our research found improved waste management in Southeast Asian countries [Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China] can halve plastic going in the ocean by 2025.” When the United Nations launched the Clean Seas campaign in 2017, Indonesia pledged $1 billion to reduce plastic waste by 70 percent within eight years through education, taxes on plastic bags and investing in alternative products. Increased awareness is crucial to buy and discard less, create alternatives and recycle more to support the planet’s overall health.

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Small Changes Make a Difference Recycling weakens plastic grocery bags, necessitating double-bagging to avoid spills. Average families annually accumulate about 1,500 plastic bags, with 99 percent ending in landfills, as litter or stuffed in the pantry, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Worldwide, many countries ban or tax bags. “Annually, 50 billion water bottles are sold globally, including 30 billion in the U.S. That’s 1,500 individual water bottles thrown away per second,” says Deanna Latson, co-founder of ARIIX, which makes water purification systems, in Bountiful, Utah. “One filter can purify the equivalent of thousands of them a year.” The U.S. annual bottle recycling rate is 23 percent. Beth Terry, of Oakland, California, author of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, offers 100 tips at MyPlasticFreeLife.com, including this planet-saving advice: 4 Opt for bar soap instead of liquid, soap nuts in lieu of plastic-packaged powders, and baking soda and lemon or vinegar rather than sprays to clean. 4 Ask the butcher to wrap meat in paper, forgoing trays and plastic wrap. 4 Buy fruit and vegetables at farmers’ markets; return containers for reuse.

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4 Turn out-of-fashion garments into cleaning rags; skip plastic scrubbers. 4 Carry reusable water bottles and cloth shopping bags. 4 Avoid over-packaged frozen foods. 4 Use glass jars for leftovers and storage. 4 Buy kitty litter packaged in paper. 4 Choose stainless steel pet food and water bowls. As a substitute, glass is endlessly recyclable, but facilities are few. Find resource centers at gpi.org/glass-resource-locator. “Plastic innovations stop at invention and don’t follow through to end-oflife solutions,” says Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, in Trenton, New Jersey. It accepts both basic and difficultto-recycle waste including pens, laboratory waste, cigarette butts, art supplies, small auto parts, bathroom cleaning waste, toys, candy wrappers and coffee pods (TerraCycle.com).

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Tell companies when products have excessive or harmful packaging. In Delray Beach, Florida, Saltwater Brewery created biodegradable, safely edible wheat and barley six-pack rings to replace traditional plastic rings that are hazardous to wildlife. Restaurants routinely provide fresh plastic straws with refills. BYOS (bring your own straw), whether plastic, stainless steel or paper, and let management know why. Americans daily discard 500 million plastic straws (StrawlessOcean.org/alternatives). “Consumers are willing to change if options are available,” observes Szaky. “Manufacturers need to offer high-quality, reusable products designed for reuse equal or superior in value to single-use, disposable items.” Connect with the freelance writer via AveryMack@mindspring.com.

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Some users say it also helps with sinuses. Attorney Donna Blight had a 2-day sinus headache. When her CopperZap arrived, she tried it. “I am shocked!” she said. “My head cleared, no more headache, no more congestion.” Some users say copper stops nighttime stuffiness if they use it just before bed. One man said, “Best sleep I’ve had in years.” Users also report success in stopping cold sores when used at the first sign of a tingle in the lip. One woman said, “I tried every product on the market over 20 years. Some helped a little, but this stopped it from happening in the first place.” The handle is sculptured to fit the hand and finely textured to improve contact. Tests show it kills harmful microbes on the fingers to help prevent the spread of illness.

again every time he felt a cold coming on. He reports he has never had a cold since. He asked relatives and friends to try it. They said it worked for them, too. So he patented CopperZap™ and put it on the market. Soon hundreds of people had tried it and given feedback. Nearly 100 percent said the copper stops their colds if used within 3 hours of the first sign. Even up to 2 days after the first sign, if they still get the cold it is milder and they feel better. Users wrote things like, “It stopped my cold right away,” and “Is it supposed to work that fast?” Pat McAllister, age 70, received one as a gift and called it “one of the best presents ever. This little jewel really works.” Sinus trouble, stuffiness, cold sores. People often use CopperZap Copper may even help stop flu if for prevention, before cold signs apused early and for several days. In a pear. Karen Gauci, who flies often for her job, used to get colds after crowded lab test, scientists placed 25 million live flu viruses on a CopperZap. No viruses flights. Though skeptical, she tried it were found alive soon after. several times a day on travel days for The EPA says the natural color 2 months. “Sixteen flights and not a change of copper does not reduce its sniffle!” she exclaimed. ability to kill germs. Businesswoman Rosaleen says CopperZap is made in the U.S. of when people are sick around her she pure copper. It carries a 90-day full uses CopperZap morning and night. money back guarantee and is available “It saved me last holidays,” she said. for $49.95 at CopperZap.com or toll“The kids had colds going around and free 1-888-411-6114. around, but not me.” ADVERTORIAL January 2018

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve Glowga – 4-6pm. Blacklight, glow in the dark yoga with Glitter Meditation. Day-glow paint provided. Instructor: Leyna Schaeffer. $25. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. All Together Now NYE Party – 6pm-12am. Experience connection and community with dance, drumming, and visualization. Vegetarian potluck dinner, Kirtan, JourneyDance, yoga nidra and more. Free. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org.

MONDAY, JANUARY 1 New Year’s Day Sound Bath Restorative Yoga – 11:30am-1:30pm. Restorative yoga with crystal singing bowls to release tension. Instructors: Leyna Schaeffer, Bob Miller. $25. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY4 Prenatal Yoga Introductory Class – 6-7:15pm. Instructor: Ryah Dekis. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Info Session – 6pm. Free. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5 Winter Nutrition Workshop in Himalayan Salt Room – 7pm. Instructor: Csilla Bischoff, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Learn specific dietary and lifestyle practices that will prepare you to enter into the winter season. $50. 4 Elements Wellness Center, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton. RSVP: 609-2853115. 4ElementsWellnessCenter.com.

plantoattend QI HEALER SEMINAR Begins Friday, January 26 • 5:30pm

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Friday evenings 5:30pm, Sats/Suns 9am-5pm. 30 CEU’s. No prior experience required. Tuition $850. Fran Maher and Brian Coffey, instructors. Qi Gong for Healing 67 Mountain Blvd., in Warren For more information: 908-647-1563 or QiGongForHealing.com

calendar of events All calendar events for the February 2018 issue must be received by January 10th and adhere to our guidelines. Email kathy@NaturalAwakeningsNJ.com for guidelines and to submit entries. Inner Child Healing/Ancestral Healing Meditation – 1st and 3rd Fri. 7:30-8:30pm. $15. Mommy Evolve, Rt. 27, Somerset. 732-798-5639. MomEvolve@gmail.com. MommyEvolve.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intro Sample Session – 8am. Free. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. Labyrinth Mindfulness Walking Meditation – 5:30-6:30pm. Guided meditation into authentic labyrinth. Donations. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. Community Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan Chanting – 6:30-9pm. Community dining followed by Kirtan. BYO instruments or use those provided. Donations. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7 New Year’s White Stone Ceremony – 10am. Sunday Service. Participants receive a new name, claiming a new attribute, quality or identity for the New Year. Unity Spiritual Center, 453 Bellwood Ave., Asbury (physically located in Pattenburg). 980-730-8792. UnitySpiritualCenter.org. JourneyDance Session – 2-3:30pm. Moving and dance meditation that allows participants to clear emotional energy through their own natural movement. $30/session or $20/with donation of items for food pantry. Mind Your Body Studio, 4 Park Ave., 2nd Floor, Madison. 917-405-0596. JeanFedora@hotmail.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 8 Stop Smoking with Hypnosis – 6:30-7:30pm. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $55. Gauntlett Community Center, 20 S. Media Line Rd., Newtown Sq., PA. 908-303-7767. Barry@ HypnosisNJ.com. HypnosisNJ.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis – 7:30-8:30pm. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained.  Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $55. Gauntlett Community Center, 20 S. Media Line Rd., Newtown Sq., PA. 908-303-7767. Barry@HypnosisNJ.com. HypnosisNJ.com. Better Sleep with Hypnosis – 8:30-9:30pm. Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have difficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. $55. Gauntlett Community Center, 20 S. Media Line Rd., Newtown Sq., PA. 908-3037767. Barry@HypnosisNJ.com. HypnosisNJ.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 Get Organized for the New Year – 7pm. Learn how your learning style impacts getting organized.

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Chester Library, 250 W Main St., Chester. Micronutrient, Hormone, Thyroid, MTHFR, Food Sensitivity Testing – 3-6:15pm. Testing by Spectracell and Vibrant Wellness Labs. Valley Integrative Pharmacy, 75 Washington Valley Rd., Bedminster. Appt only: 908-658-4900. Janet@ ValleyPharmacyRX.com. ValleyPharmacyRX.com. Stop Smoking with Hypnosis – 6:30-7:30pm. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $55. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. Edison. 908-303-7767. Barry@HypnosisNJ. com. HypnosisNJ.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis – 7:30-8:30pm. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained.  Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $55. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. Edison. 908-303-7767. Barry@HypnosisNJ.com. HypnosisNJ.com. Better Sleep with Hypnosis – 8:30-9:30pm. Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have difficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. $55. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. Edison. 908-303-7767. Barry@HypnosisNJ.com. HypnosisNJ.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 Reiki Share with Diana Davis – 7pm. Jan. 11, 22. All welcomed, practitioners and non-practitioners alike. $10. Be Here Now Yoga, 63 Main St., Ste 202, Flemington. 908-642-0989. Karen@ BeHereNowYoga108.com. BeHereNowYoga108. com. Appetizers & Entrepreneurs Networking – 6-7:30pm. Explore vexing entrepreneurial

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questions with business coach Lorette Pruden and professional organizer Amara Willey. Tapastre Restaurant, 1 W High St., Somerville.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 Yoga Nidra Meditation in Himalayan Salt Room – 7pm. Instructor: Adnan Shamsi. Relax and unwind with an hour-long session of body scan, breath awareness and observation of your inner being. $50. 4 Elements Wellness Center, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton. RSVP: 609-285-3115. 4ElementsWellnessCenter.com. Healing Guided Meditation – 2nd and 4th Fri. 7:30-8:30pm. $15. Mommy Evolve, Rt. 27, Somerset. 732-798-5639. MomEvolve@gmail. com. MommyEvolve.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 Community Yoga Day & Open House – All day. Free aerial and floor yoga. Refreshments, reading room, Oasis Meditation Atrium. Space is limited. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. JourneyDance – 6:30-8:30pm. Transformational, healing movement. No experience required. Instructor: Joy Okoye. $25. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. Empowerment thru Creativity – 9:15am. Acting and voice class. Focus and understand yourself through the writing. Techniques used by the Royal Shakespeare Co. Guild Hall. Kathleen Downey, Director. 243 N Union St., Lambertville. 858401-3144. DowneyActingAndVoice@gmail.com. DowneyActingAndVoice.com. Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, Food Sensitivity, IBS Testing – 9:30-11:30am. Blood Testing by Vibrant Wellness Labs. 99% sensitive. Most insurances accepted. Valley Integrative Pharmacy, 75 Washington Valley Rd., Bedminster. Appt only: 908-658-4900. Janet@ ValleyPharmacyRX.com. ValleyPharmacyRX.com.

Seminar at Bluefish Grill, 50 Mine St., Flemington. Registration required to secure your reservation. Seating is limited. Contact Carol May, Program Coordinator at 908-528-8121. MorningStarFHC.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 The 9 Habits of Organized People – 7pm. These nine strategies answer the questions “Why did things get this way?” and “How can they be fixed?” Preregistration required: 908-689-7613. Warren County College, Phillipsburg. $29. Stop Smoking with Hypnosis – 6-7pm. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $58. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. Edison. 908-303-7767. Barry@HypnosisNJ.com. HypnosisNJ.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis – 7-8pm. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained.  Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $58. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. Edison. 908-3037767. Barry@HypnosisNJ.com. HypnosisNJ.com. Better Sleep with Hypnosis – 8-9pm. Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have difficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. $58. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. Edison. 908-303-7767. Barry@HypnosisNJ.com. HypnosisNJ.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intro Sample Session – 6pm. Free. Princeton IYCC, 301

Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, Food Sensitivity, IBS Testing – 4:30-6:30pm. Blood Testing by Vibrant Wellness Labs. 99% sensitive. Most insurances accepted. Valley Integrative Pharmacy, 75 Washington Valley Rd., Bedminster. Appt only: 908-658-4900. Janet@ ValleyPharmacyRX.com. ValleyPharmacyRX.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16 Stress, Hormones & Health (The true cause of belly fat) – 6pm. Presented by bestselling author & speaker Jean Golden-Tevald, DO of Morning Star Family Health Center. Learn about Hormone Imbalances and what really works. Yes, this is for men too. Free dinner

Homeopathy for Colds, Cough, Flu – 7pm. Presenter: Homeopath Virangini Cindy Rounsaville. Free. Valley Integrative Pharmacy, 75 Washington Valley Rd., Bedminster. RSVP: 908-658-4900. Janet@ValleyPharmacyRX.com. ValleyPharmacyRx.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 KARAYOGI: Family-Friendly Karaoke – 8-9:30pm. All-ages. Alcohol-free karaoke party. Free. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. Sound Healing Therapy in Himalayan Salt Room – 7pm. Instructor: Bob Miller. Open up your chakras and let the energy flow. Crystal bowl heals with therapeutic sound vibration, leaving you centered and at peace. $50. 4 Elements Wellness Center, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton. RSVP: 609-285-3115. 4ElementsWellnessCenter.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 Create Your Life Vision-Board Workshop – 9am4pm. Full-day immersion for you to focus on your authentic life, core clarity and ideal outcomes. $97/ before 1/7. $117/after. Includes supplies & lunch. Space is limited. Bedminster.  DorieTheCoach@ gmail.com. 908-326-6174. Healing Touch and Human Energy System – 1011:20am. Presenter: Phyllis Pohle, CHTP. L Learn

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Qi Gong Introductory Session – 5:15-6:15. Instructor: Jeffery Starbuck. Free. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org.

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Radiant Self-Care Workshop – 12-2pm. Be free, be radiant. Keep chakras balance with meditation and essential oils. $50. $45/in advance. Spice of Life Yoga, 160 Main St., Suite 5, Flemington. 908-391-4463. SpiceOfLifeYoga.com. RadiantLifeCoach4U.com. 2nd Annual Wellness Retreat – 9am-4pm. Yoga, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Native Journey Drumming and more! $89. Fostering the Journey with Jean Marie. Rutherfurd Hall, 1686-R Route 517, Allamuchy. Please RSVP to Laurie or Jessica at 908-852-1894. RutherfurdHall.org

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how Healing Touch, a gentle, light-touch energy modality, can help restore balance and promote wellness. $10. Samsara Chiropractic Wellness Center, 1 Eastern Ave., Somerville. Register in advance: 908-227-2205. PhyllisPohle@yahoo.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21 Learn about Ananda Hemp – 1pm. 100% legal, federally compliant, full-spectrum cannabinoid. Nonpsychoactive products. Free. Registration required. Be Here Now Yoga, 63 Main St., Ste 202, Flemington. 908-642-0989. Karen@BeHereNowYoga108.com. BeHereNowYoga108.com. Transform My Life – 2-6pm. Want more love, better health, greater success and happiness? Embrace change and set new goals for a happier, healthier life. Wellness Rocks, 178 Center St., 2nd Floor, Clinton. Pre-registration required: OrganizeNJ. com/Events.

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Get to Know Your Singing Bowl Workshop – 122pm. Presenter: Ann Anderson. Learn the ways to get pleasing sounds from these amazing multi-tone bowls. Love offering. RSVP. Unity Spiritual Center, 453 Bellwood Ave., Asbury (physically located in Pattenburg). 980-730-8792. UnitySpiritualCenter.org. JourneyDance Session – 1-2:30pm. Moving and dance meditation that allows participants to clear emotional energy through their own natural movement. $30/session or $20/with donation of items for food pantry. Diamond Studio, 450 Hamburg Tpke, 2nd Floor, Wayne. 917-405-0596. JeanFedora@hotmail.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 22 Family Constellations Workshop – 7-9pm. Facilitator: Kerry Kay. It’s possible that issues you struggle with have roots in hidden dynamics within your family system. See how the past influences today in order to heal and to move forward. $10. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall Park. Register: KerryKayHealing@gmail.com or 609-273-1378.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 Micronutrient, Hormone, Thyroid, MTHFR, Food Sensitivity Testing – 9:30am-12:30pm. Testing by Spectracell and Vibrant Wellness Labs. Valley Integrative Pharmacy, 75 Washington Valley Rd., Bedminster. Appt only: 908-658-4900. Janet@ ValleyPharmacyRX.com. ValleyPharmacyRX.com. The Magic 15 Workshop – 2-3pm. Learn how 15 minutes a day can transform your life. Create more time and never be late again with Time Shaman, Amara Willey. Bridgewater Library, 1 Vogt Dr., Bridgewater.

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Functional Testing Explained – 7pm. Speaker: Kirstin Nussgruber. Valley Integrative Pharmacy, 75 Washington Valley Rd., Bedminster. ValleyPharmacyRx.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 Enlightened Readers Book Club – 12-1:30pm. Instructor: Lyn Sirota. Mindful reading group discusses “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. Free. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. Yoga and Meditation for Grief – 7pm. Gentle practice for those experiencing grief. Sponsored by Wright & Ford Family Funeral/Cremation Services. Free. Space limited. Be Here Now Yoga, 63 Main St., Ste 202, Flemington. 908-642-0989. Karen@ BeHereNowYoga108.com. BeHereNowYoga108.com.


Shamanic Journey Study Group – 7pm. Come journey with us to meet our spirit guides using the vehicle of the drumbeat. $15. Wellness Rocks, 178 Center St., 2nd Floor, Clinton. Register: @ AmaraHeals on Facebook. Thermography Imaging – 9am-7pm. Thermographer: Lisa Mack, CCT, CNC, HH. Breast Imaging, men’s and women’s health screening, full body imaging. Lisa: 609-618-6545. Valley Integrative Pharmacy, 75 Washington Valley Rd., Bedminster. 908-658-4900. ValleyPharmacyrx.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 Dinner and a Movie – 12:30-2:30pm, 7-9pm. Bring vegetarian dish and discuss inspirational movie. Princeton IYCC, 301 N. Harrison St., Bldg. A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. Positive Affirmation Meditation in Himalayan Salt Room – 7pm. Instructor: Cindy Morhouse. Shift your consciousness while the salt heals, purifies and powerfully restores your balance. $50. 4 Elements Wellness Center, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton. RSVP: 609-285-3115. 4ElementsWellnessCenter.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 Restorative Yoga to Live Cello – 4pm. Restorative yoga practice with Karen. Songs from Broadway musicals played on cello with Richard Hotchkiss. $35/advance. $40/at the door. Be Here Now Yoga, 63 Main St., Ste 202, Flemington. 908642-0989. Karen@BeHereNowYoga108.com. BeHereNowYoga108.com. Reiki I Training & Certification – Jan. 27, 28. 1:30–6:30pm. Instructor: Beth Wishbow, Reiki Master Teacher. Learn this ancient art of healing and self-empowerment. Beginner level. $200. EZential Wellness Center, 1 Lamington Rd., Branchburg. Register: eZentialWellness.com/Reiki. Beth@ InSightHolisticHealth.com. Meetup.com/NewJersey-Reiki-Circle. 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 Mala Beads Workshop – 1-3pm. Sip Mexican hot chocolate while you learn about Mala Necklaces. $40. Preregistration required. Be Here Now Yoga, 63 Main St., Ste 202, Flemington. 908642-0989. Karen@BeHereNowYoga108.com. BeHereNowYoga108.com. Celtic Shamanism – 2:30-5:30pm. Tap into your inner vision, healing and creativity with guidance from Kathleen Downey. $65. Honor Yoga, 800 Denow Rd., Pennington. Register: 858-401-3144. Restorative Yoga – 12-1:30pm. Instructor: Deb Vari, E-RYT. Open the body deeply and gently. $20. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall Park. Questions: Gentle. Yoga@Hotmail.com. SandHillsWellness@gmail. com. SandHillsWellness.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30 Bridal Show at Czig Meister Brewery – 7-10pm. A Community Expo Bridal Show. Free. A Bridal Solution. Czig Meister, 106 Valentine St, Hackettstown. Pre-registration required; call Joyce or Jean Marie at 862-324-4895.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 Treating Headaches Naturally – 7pm. Presenter: Dr. Perry Work-Weiss. Free. Valley Integrative Pharmacy, 75 Washington Valley Rd., Bedminster. RSVP: 908-658-4900. ValleyPharmacyRx.com.

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sunday Aerial Yin Restore – 4-5:30pm. Instructor: Leyna Schaeffer. Low-hanging silk hammocks with soft music and low lights. IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton. 609-4543140. IYCCPrinceton.org. Bhagavad Gita Study Book Club – 6-8pm. Instructors: Jayadeva Mandelkorn & Ron Cohen. Weekly discussion of the Bhagavad Gita, understanding why we make the decisions we make, improving the self and cultivating resilience and discernment. Free. Register: IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton. 609-454-3140. IYCCPrinceton.org. Spiritual Awakening Sunday Service – 10:30 am. Warm, dynamic community of spiritually-minded people at Sunday Transformation Service. Mingle afterwards with refreshments and conversation. The Center for Spiritual Living Princeton, Princeton Masonic Lodge, 354 River Rd, Princeton. 609-9248422. CSLPrinceton.org. Unity Spiritual Center Sunday Service – 10am. Rev. Carmela Vuoso-Murphy. Join us for prayer, meditation, song, uplifting spiritual message and fellowship afterwards. Exceptional youth programs during the service for children, pre-teens and teens. Outdoor labyrinth open dawn to dusk. Unity Spiritual Center, 453 Bellwood Ave., Asbury. For info: 908-730-8792. UnitySpiritualCenter.org.

monday AcroYoga & AcroJAM – 7:30-9pm. Instructors: Leyna Schaeffer & Tiffany Wright. 7:30-9pm with Leyna Schaeffer & Tiffany Wright. Blend of Thai massage, yoga and partner acrobatics, building trust, communication and courage. $15. IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton. 609-454-3140. IYCCPrinceton.org. Beginner Yoga – 6-7:15pm. Instructor: Beth Youmans, E-RYT500. Feel more relaxed and calmer with yoga. $16. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. YogaCentralNJ.com. Judo Program for Kids – Mon. 4:30-5:30pm, 5:406:40pm. Sat. 10:30-11:30am. Instructor: Edwin-

Calvache, Sandan Black Belt. 10 sessions/$125. 20 sessions/$200. Mat fee: $15. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall Park. RSVP: EdwinCalvache@gmail.com. FeedingAllWhoHunger.com for details. Mommy and Me Yoga – 10-10:45am. Ages 6 weeks to crawlers. Unique class allows both you and baby to experience the benefits of yoga. Preregistration required. Premier Pilates and Yoga, 53 Mountain Blvd, Warren. 908-754-5901. Yoga-N-Pilates.com. Prenatal Yoga Workshop – 6:30pm. Class focuses on helping the moms-to-be relax and to prepare their bodies and minds to welcome new life into this world. Registration required. Premier Pilates and Yoga, 53 Mountain Blvd., Warren. 908-754-5901. Yoga-N-Pilates.com. Beginner Sun Style Tai Chi – 11am-12pm. Easy and fun. Instructor: Patty Pagano. $50/month. Reserve your place: 908-392-1313. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd., Warren. More information at QiGongforHealing.com. Swimming Dragon Qi Gong with Patty Pagano – 12-1pm. Easy to learn, gentle movements will leave you feeling refreshed and calm. $50/4-class series. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd., Warren. Must preregister: 908-392-1313. More information about Qi Healing: 908-647-1563 or QiGongForHealing.com. Tai Chi Chih with Dr. Janet Oussaty – 6-7pm. Gentle, moving meditation of 19 movements and 1 pose. Series of 6 classes, $75. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd, Warren. Contact Janet: 908-635-1822. JOussaty@comcast.net. More information at QiGongforHealing.com. Wuji Tai Chi, Beginner 1 – 10:30-11:30am, 7-8pm.  For student new to Tai Chi or new to the Wuji form. Instructor: Fran Maher. $120/10 classes. $15/ drop-in.. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd, Warren. 908-647-1563. More information at QiGongforHealing.com.

tuesday Beginner Yoga with Beth Youmans, E-RYT500 – 7:30pm. It’s the perfect time to start a yoga practice. $16. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. YogaCentralNJ.com. Classical Yoga – 9:45-11:15am. Instructor: Carol Cook, PhD, E-RYT. All levels. $15. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall

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Park. Questions: 732-419-3551. SandHillsWellness@gmail.com. SandHillsWellness.com. Pilates Mat with Props – 9:30am, 6pm. Amazing and challenging class will tone your entire body! Incorporates weights, Thera-Bands, Magic Circles and classical Pilates Mat exercises. Premier Pilates and Yoga, 53 Mountain Blvd., Warren. 908-7545901. Yoga-N-Pilates.com.  Gentle Relaxation Yoga – 7pm. This class will focus on reducing chronic tension, improving normal range of motion in the joints, and strengthening the musculature of the body so that all bodily systems can function optimally. Premier Pilates and Yoga, 53 Mountain Blvd., Warren. 908-754-5901. YogaN-Pilates.com. 

wednesday Kids! Yoga! – 4:30-5:15pm. Instructor: Marie Stiglic. Fun and joyful yoga class for kids to learn breathing, stretching and calming strategies. Ages 3-9. First class free. IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton. 609-454-3140. IYCCPrinceton.org. Advanced Aerial Yoga – 6-7:15pm. Instructor: Leyna Schaeffer. IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton. 609-454-3140. IYCCPrinceton.org. T’ai Chi Chih Beyond Beginners – Jan 10- Feb 14. 6-7:15pm. Instructor: Janet Oussaty, PhD. Gentle practice of 19 movements and 1 pose that can be performed by most any ability or age, standing or sitting. $88/6 sessions. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. Janet: 908-635-1822. YogaCentralNJ.com. T’ai Chi Chih Beginners – Jan 10- Jan 31. 7:308:30pm. Instructor: Janet Oussaty, PhD. Gentle practice of 19 movements and 1 pose that can be performed by most any ability or age, standing or sitting. $50/4 sessions. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. Janet: 908-635-1822. YogaCentralNJ.com. Wuji Jing Gong Forms: Tai Chi and Qi Gong – 1:30-2:30pm. 30 minutes of Qi Gong, 30 minutes of Tai Chi. Instructor: Brian Coffey. $120/10 classes. $15/drop-in. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd, Warren. 908-647-1563. More information at QiGongforHealing.com. Wuji Qi Gong All Levels – 5:30pm. Explore the 16 peaceful, relaxing Qi Gong movement methods as developed by Master William Ting.  No experience required. Instructor: Fran Maher. $120/10 classes. $15/drop-in. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd, Warren. 908-647-1563. More information at QiGongforHealing.com. Reiki Share and Healing Circle – 5:30-6:45pm. Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Suggested donation: $5. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall Park. SandHillsWellness. com. Swimming Dragon Qi Gong with Patty Pagano – 7:30-8:30pm. Easy to learn, gentle movements will leave you feeling refreshed and calm. $50/4-class series. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd., Warren. Must preregister: 908-392-1313. More information about Qi Healing: 908-647-1563 or QiGongForHealing.com.


A Course in Miracles Study Group – 7-8:30pm. This is an ongoing group whose purpose is to support students of the Course and answer any questions they have whenever the need arises. This group meets offsite. 908-730-8792. UnitySpiritualCenter.org.

thursday Restorative Yoga & Healing Meditation – 1:303pm. Instructor: Mireille Delman. Presented by Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC). Register: MFavdel@gmail.com. IYCCPrinceton.org. Qi Gong with Jeffery Starbuck – 5:15-6:15pm. IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton. 609-454-3140. IYCCPrinceton.org. Multi-level Yoga: Tone and Restore – 7:308:45pm. Instructor: Donna Pollin, RYT. Beginnerfriendly class combines a good workout with deep relaxation. $16. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. YogaCentralNJ.com. Daytime Gentle Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. Instructor: Donna McMullin. $16. Slow-paced, mindful practice connects participants with their own unique physical self. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. YogaCentralNJ.com.

Gentle Relaxation Yoga – 10am. This class will focus on reducing chronic tension, improving normal range of motion in the joints, and strengthening the musculature of the body so that all bodily systems can function optimally. Premier Pilates and Yoga, 53 Mountain Blvd., Warren. 908-754-5901. YogaN-Pilates.com. Meditation – Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27. 11:30am-12:30pm. Instructor: Beth Youmans, PhD, E-RYT500. Class combines mindfulness and meditation focused on developing loving kindness. $16. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. YogaCentralNJ.com.

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Judo Program for Kids – Sat. 10:30-11:30am. Instructor: Edwin Calvache, Sandan Black Belt. 10 sessions/$125. 20 sessions/$200. Mat fee: $15. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall Park. RSVP: EdwinCalvache@ gmail.com. FeedingAllWhoHunger.com for details. Gentle Relaxation Yoga – 10am. This class will focus on reducing chronic tension, improving normal range of motion in the joints, and strengthening the musculature of the body so that all bodily systems can function optimally. Premier Pilates and Yoga, 53 Mountain Blvd., Warren. 908-754-5901. YogaN-Pilates.com.

Classical Yoga – 9:45-11:15am. Instructor: Carol Cook, PhD, E-RYT. All levels. $15. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall Park. Questions: 732-419-3551. SandHillsWellness@gmail.com. SandHillsWellness. com. Community Acupuncture with Michael Gonzales – 4:30-7pm. Not a class- instead a time to lie down and experience a relaxing, affordable, healing acupuncture session.  Sliding scale, minimum $25. Michael Gonzales: 908-392-3468. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd., Warren. More information at QiGongForHealing.com. Joel S. Goldsmith/Infinite Way Study Group – 10-11:45am. For mystics at heart seeking a conscious union with God. Weekly discussion based on teachings of mystic Joel S. Goldsmith.  Followed by optional meditation.  Love offering.  Unity Spiritual Center, 453 Bellwood Ave., Asbury (physically located in Pattenburg). 908-730-8792. UnitySpiritualCenter.org.

friday Classical Yoga – 9:45-11:15am. Instructor: David Thurn, PhD, LCSW-R, E-RYT. All levels. $15. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall Park. Questions: 732-419-3551. SandHillsWellness@gmail.com. SandHillsWellness.com.

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Teens-Only Yoga – 12-1pm. Ages 13-18. Instructor: Elijah Okoye. Meditation and mindfulness for the new school year. First class free. Work-exchange available. Registration recommended. IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton. 609-454-3140. IYCCPrinceton.org.

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Beginner Yoga with Beth Youmans, E-RYT500 – 9:30-10:45am. It’s the perfect time to start a yoga practice. $16. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. YogaCentralNJ.com.

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community resource guide

EDUCATION/SCHOOLS

Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our community. To find out how you can be included in the Community Resource Guide email Publisher@NaturalAwakeningsNJ.com to request our media kit.

WALDORF SCHOOL OF PRINCETON 1062 Cherry Hill Rd, Princeton 609-466-1970 x115 PrincetonWaldorf.org

The Waldorf curriculum, used in 1,000+ schools worldwide, School integrates arts, academics, of Princeton movement, and music, emphasizing social and environmental responsibility. The hands-on approach is screen free.

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ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE WORKS CENTER

Kristin A. Dudley L.Ac. 84 Park Ave, STE G-103C, Flemington, NJ 08822 973-979-1652 AcupunctureWorksCenter.com Gentle acupuncture with Kristin Dudley L.Ac. can be both very relaxing as well as healing. Acupuncture has been used for centuries to ease muscle and arthritis pain, relieve stress, increase energy and improve sleep. Welcome everyone and de-stress in a nurturing and healing enviroment. See ad on page 48.

AYURVEDA/HOLISTIC HEALTH AYURVEDASHRAM HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER

2070 Route 1, 2nd Floor, North Brunswick 732-658-6122 myayurvedashram@gmail.com MyAyurvedashram.com Experience the personalized body-mind-spirit approach of Ayurveda, a 5000 year old healing science from India and one of the oldest system of medicine in the world! Ayurveda consultations and Panchakarma (detox) therapies by experienced and trained Ayurvedic practitioners. We specialize in pain management, hormonal imbalance, auto-immune disorders and pediatric wellness. Mention “NaturalAwakenings” and get 25% OFF your initial consultation! See ad on page 33.

CLEANERS/NON-TOXIC EXTREME ENERGY SOLUTIONS, INC. info@ExtremeKleaner.com ExtremeKleaner.com

Visit ExtremeKleaner.com to get your free sample of Extreme Kleaner, a non-toxic biodegradable multi-purpose cleaner-degreaser aimed to improve air and water quality and reduce negative influences on the environment. See ad on page 56.

COLON HYDROTHERAPY CLEANSING CONCEPTS

2 Bridge Ave Red Bank, NJ 07701 inside the Galleria 732-741-2444 info@CleansingConceptsworld.com CleansingConceptsWorld.com Cleansing Concepts is New Jersey’s exclusive facility for Cleansing & Detoxification. Specializing in Colon Hydrotherapy, BELD Lymphatic Drainage, Infrared Sauna Therapy, Ionic Foot Detox. See ad on page 7.

COMMERCIAL KITCHEN CHERRY STREET KITCHEN

1040 Pennsylvania Ave, Trenton 609-695-5800 CherryStreetKitchen.com

Commercial kitchen for chefs and food entrepreneurs with modern, pleasant and ample space for hourly/daily rentals. Large 1-story with 4 cooking bays including bakery, plus cart and pallet storage. Must be friendly, clean, and cooperative. Rte.1 access, borders Lawrenceville.

ENERGY HEALING CECILE D. EDWARDS, M.ED

Founder/Creative Director MommyEvolve Usui Reiki Practitioner/HMI Certified Healing the Inner Child hypnosis/Madriella PostPartum Doula 732-798 5639 momevolve@gmail.com MommyEvolve.com Assisting individuals in reconnecting to self trust, self awareness, energy and creativity through accessing tools - both inner and outer for self healing and empowerment. Cecile Offers mobile reiki, mentoring/coaching sessions via skype phone, and in person. Cecile also conducts public speaking on intergenerational healing, ancestral healing, mother wound, inner child, and mothering.

EFT (TAPPING) PRACTITIONER Carol Bemmels, M.Ed. Hopewell 609-306-1711 CBemmels@mac.com EFT4AllofUs.com

Tapping quickly addresses underlying trapped emotions in most illness and psychological problems. Private sessions in Hopewell or by Skype. Call or email for free 20-minute consultation. See ad on page 17.

CHINESE HEALING ARTS DESIGN / WEBSITE

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Brian Coffey LMT, and Fran Maher CA 67 Mountain Blvd., Warren 908-647-1563 QiGongForHealing.com Specializing in T’ai Chi and Qi Gong classes, as well as private session clinical Qi Gong and acupuncture since 1994. Chinese Medicine weekend seminars teach how to apply clinical Qi Gong remedies to specific disorders. Excellent for the lay person and healthcare providers. All are welcome to observe or join a class. See ad on page 15.

DIGITAL MAESTRO

Paul B. Taubman II 908-219-8018 Paul@DigitalMaestro.com DigitalMaestro.com Your website should bring in customers 24/7. Schedule a free consultation to discuss how your website can be working more effectively. You will see results immediately. See ad on page 33.

RAYKI SCHOOL MASTER TRAINING Makiko Suzuki Fliss, PhD, MBA, MSc

Phone/text: 609-495-4229 Contact@RAYKIschool.com RaykiSchool.com

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GIFTS/NATURAL,HANDMADE GAIA’S GIFTS

Ellen Perkins 76 E. Washington Ave., Washington, NJ 908-223-1331 • GaiasGiftsNJ.biz Local, handcrafted items including wall art, fiber art, jewelry, small furniture, leather work, soaps, lotions, local honey, loose tea and flower vibrational essences. Variety of rocks and crystals in personal size or display pieces, Himalayan salt lamps and so much more. See ad on page 41.

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HOLISTIC CHIROPRACTORS DR. PAUL M. BIZZARO, DC

81 S. Main St, Yardley 215-493-6589 • DrPaulBizzaro.com My mission is to educate people from the minute they come through my door, to the many benefits of Chiropractic, Nutrition, and a healthy lifestyle. Having over 40 years experience (personal and professionally), allows me to relate to your problem(s). Services include non-force chiropractic, complete nutritional testing, utilizing test kits/panels, Chirothin weight loss, massage (covered by most insurance) and laser therapy for pain. Personalized attention guaranteed! Call 215-493-6589 to get “back on the way to Health!” See ad on page 21.

SAMSARA CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS CENTER

Dr Jennifer Redmond 1 Eastern Ave., Second Floor East Somerville, NJ 08876 908-300-8800 DoctorRedmond.com We believe that the body is designed to heal itself but structural issues, toxins, lack of nutrients, or an emotional component can affect overall health. We offer Whole-istic healing techniques including Neuroemotional Technique, Active Release techniques, Activator, Flexion Distraction and more! See ad on page 37.

HOLISTIC DENTISTS PRINCETON CENTER FOR DENTAL AESTHETICS

We offer the highest quality dental services including... • Safe removal of amalgam restorations (fillings) following OSHA and EPA guidelines and replaced with biocompatible dental materials including BPA-free restorations

• Non-surgical natural and nutritional therapies to treat periodontal disease and dental decay • Effective treatment of TMJ, teeth grinding, bad breath, snoring, sleep apnea, and mouth breathing

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HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER EZENTIAL WELLNESS

1 Lamington Road Branchburg, NJ 08876 908-526-0002 Lori@eZentialWellness.com eZentialWellness.com Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, & Ashtanga Yoga for all levels. Whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing for a while, we see each of you as unique individuals who deserve to feel happy, healthy & welcome! Also offering, Mindfulness classes, Reiki certification, and Yoga teacher training. See Yoga Profile on page 55.

HOLISTIC STRESS RELIEF NATURE’S TOUCH

Michelle Cilio, CRT, LE, CALC Basking Ridge, NJ 551-200-0548 mcilio.naturestouch@gmail.com

HYPNOSIS/HYPNOTHERAPY HYPNOSIS COUNSELING CENTER

Barry Wolfson 28 Mine St, Flemington 43 Tamarack Circle, Princeton 2 East Northfield Ave., Livingston 3000 Valley Forge Circle, King of Prussia, PA 908-303-7767 • HypnosisNJ.com With 30 years experience, Hypnosis Counseling Center of NJ utilizes traditional counseling methods and the art of hypnotherapy in private and group settings. Regularly hold adult education seminars, work with hospitals, fitness centers, and individuals wanting to better their lives. Specialize in weight loss, stress, smoking, confidence building, phobias, insomnia, test taking, sports improvement and public speaking. See ad on page 17. ad on p

INTEGRATIVE HOLISTIC CONSULTANT

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE PRINCETON INTEGRATIVE HEALTH Vincent Leonti, MD Jenna Richardson, CIHC, FDN-P 134 Franklin Corner Rd, STE 101B, Lawrenceville 609-512-1468 Info@PrincetonIH.com PrincetonIH.com

Father/daughter team focused on uncovering the root cause of disease and dysfunction, identifying true healing opportunities and co-creating health with their patients. See ad on page 29.

INTUITIVE HEALING ART HEART SOUL INTUITIVE

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HOMEOPATHIC CARE

Do you want real and lasting change? My professional background of 20+ years in alternative healing and personal development has taught me what works and what doesn’t. If you’re ready for change, schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation, today. See ad, page 19.

Soul Drawing readings for people and pets. Starting with your question for your Soul, I talk to your Soul and get a message for you. I combine this message with a custom drawing of the vision I am shown, containing your Soul’s energy vibration. Illustrations are professionally drawn in colored pencil. Each drawing is original and uniquely yours. Oracle card readings also available. Readings are done over the phone. See website for details.

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Need Relief from Arthritis? Try Aunt Alberta’s Remedy to ease muscular aches and joint pain. Her Remedy is a homeopathic pain relief cream that penetrates deep into the skin and muscle tissues. Get beneficial relief from sciatica, fibromyalgia, arthritis, neuralgia, gout, and more. All-natural ingredients! Do you want to feel a real difference from the nagging aches of arthritis? Feel less pain & have more range of motion? Use Aunt Alberta’s Pain Relief Cream! Get relief today! Great buy, get a 4oz jar for $15! See website for other options. See what people say about Aunt Alberta’s Remedy and Purchase Now on our website. AlbertasPainRelief.com.

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Dr. V is triple board certified in pediatrics, internal medicine, and integrative medicine, plus additional training in Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine, and Yoga Therapy. She has published on integrative approaches to gut health. Commited to helping patients get to the root cause of health concerns to create an individualized integrative lifestyle prescription for optimal wellness. Functional Medicine Testing and Nutritional Testing is performed when indicated. See ad on page 25.

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Barbara Steingas, BS, MA 908-391-4463 Barbara@radiantlifecoach4u.com RadiantLifeCoach4u.com Through her own experience of restoring her health from Crohn’s Disease (deeemed incurable by traditional medicine) and being a physical therapist for almost 30 years, Barbara is able to help clients find the missing pieces of what she calls their healing puzzle to improve their health in a more natural and holistic manner. She does this by helping people identify the physical, emotional, mental and spritual strategies best suited to achieve their results faster, in a more cost and time effective way, ultimately eliminating a life of pain and suffering behind, just as she did.


NATURE’S GARDEN OF HEALTH Dr. Sue Massie 211 Broad Street, Suite 101, Red Bank 732-933-4011 suemassie45@aol.com DrSueMassie.com

Dr. Massie is well versed in holistic, drug-free health programs, with lasting results and specializes in degenerative, neurological diseases with Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue being at the top of her list. Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Natural Health Professional plus numerous healthcare certifications. Dr. Massie’s passion is to not ‘treat’ her patients but instead she identifies the ‘root’ cause of someone’s symptoms and then teaches the patient how to detox, cleanse, nourish and rebuild their health. See ad on page 24.

MASSAGE - THERAPY

CENTER FOR HEALING AND EMPOWERMENT

Phyllis Livera 732-882-9676 CenterForHealingAndEmpowerment.com Are you seeking deeper meaning in your life? Are you stressed and ready for a change? Tired of being in both physical or emotional pain? We offer spiritual development, meditation and mini-me yoga classes, which have been helping people live more productive, happier lives.

MLS LASER THERAPY MLS LASER THERAPY Dr. Paul Bizzaro, DC 81 S Main St, Yardley 215-493-6589 DrPaulBizzaro.com

BODY BE WELL MASSAGE

Lauren Curtis, LMT 615 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, 07069 908-333-7746 | lauren@bodybewellmassage.com BodyBeWellMassage.com Lauren Curtis, LMT is a New Jersey State Licensed massage therapist, who specializes in various forms of massage, including Oncology, Pregnancy, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Medical, Aromatherapy, and Chair massage. She is also trained in Foot Reflexology and Reiki.

MEDICAL HOLISTIC HEALTH AMARE HEALING ARTS LLC Ashley Nagrocki, Owner Highland Park, NJ 08904 732-841-0142 AmareHealingArts.com

Amare Healing Arts offers pampering with a purpose. All services approach the body as a whole working with and enhancing the healing and rebalancing already taking place. Amare offers Medical Massage as an alternative healing path for conditions like plantar fasciitis, Manual Lymphatic Drainage for lymphedema and detoxification, Ayurveda, Holistic Health Consultations and Yoga to better connect and understand the mind, body and spirit helping you learn about your body’s ability to naturally heal while gently relaxing and unwinding. See ad on page 51.

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NATURAL MEDICINE NEW JERSEY NATURAL MEDICINE

Dr. Jason Frigerio, ND, LAC, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist 4 Village Road, New Vernon, NJ 973 267 2650 NJNaturalMedicine.com New office in Bedminster NJ opening soon! Since opening in 2004, NJNM has seen and treated countless patients with Naturopathic, Chinese and Biological Medicine. Some come to NJNM to improve and maintain their health, while others come seeking treatments outside of the traditional medical sphere. Regardless of the reason the guiding principal remains constant: to observe and treat the whole person, not just his or her symptoms. Using this approach, NJNM is better able to identify and treat the root cause of illness, help restore balance and promote optimal health. See ad on page 15.

DR. DEREK RODGER, ND

Naturopathic Doctor & Nutritionist 888-234-7685 | DrRodgerND@gmail.com DrRodgerND.com Dr. Rodger (ND) became a nutritionist and later a Naturopathic Doctor after learning that many people can and have cured themselves using nutrition and herbs as their healing products. Today through the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, he prepares students to pass the Certified. See ad on page 35.

NEXT LEVEL HEALING OF NJ, INC. Susan Richter, RN, Nutritionist, CCH, LDHS Denville, NJ 973-586-0626 NextLevelHealing.com

Call Susan to fix the digestive issues that accompany cancer, diabetes, dementia and heart disease. With thirty years of clinical experience in alternative health care, Susan often finds that the lack of nutrients from foods begin the cascade to disease. Learn to read the signals in your body-mind that indicate poor nutrition, excess toxins, or structural stress. Then learn the solutions!

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TIME TO GET ORGANIZED

Amara Willey, CPO® 28 Center St., Clinton, NJ 08809 908-868-4311 amara@organizenj.com Home Organizing: OrganizeNJ.com Business Organizing: AmaraWilley.com Certified Professional Organizer® Amara Willey has a supportive, non-judgmental approach toward time management and sustainable organizing, which is based on your learning style, how your brain works, and how you move through the world and is designed to create lasting change. See ad on page 23.

NUTRITION CHERRY GROVE FARM

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Organic and natural products including farmstead cheeses; Buttercup Brie, seasonal Jacks, Rosedale, Herdsman, Toma, Havilah and Cheddar Curds. Additional products include wheyfed pork, grass-fed lamb and beef, pasture-raised eggs and myriad locally sourced goods. See ad on page 46.

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PAIN RELIEF/MANAGEMENT EAST COAST SPINE, SPORTS, AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE Edward Magaziner, MD 2186 Route 27, Suite 2D, North Brunswick 877-817-3273 DrEMagaziner.com

Dr. Magaziner’s goal of treatment is to repair, regenerate, and eliminate injury or pain, and it’s causes. Specializing in: Orthopedic Regenrative Medicine, Endoscopic Spinal Discectomy, PRP, Stem Cell Grafts & Prolotherapy. See ad on page 2.

PAST LIFE THERAPY/ NUTRITION

PSYCHOTHERAPY/ENERGY HEALING/COUNSELING BOBBIE LYNN EDWARDS, M.ED, LPC Licensed Psychotherapist Hunterdon County 908-892-8978 Looking for clarity and focus on the direction of your life? My approach integrates 35 years of traditional psychotherapy techniques with spiritual philosophies to assist in your healing. I work with all ages, couples and families dealing with challenges such as anxiety and depression, behavior difficulties, and general dissatisfaction of current life situations. Call for information on workshops and speaking engagements.

KATHLEEN DOWNEY, CSCP, HHP

Past Life Therapist, Holistic Counseling Soul Retrieval, Nutritionist, Yoga teacher Lambertville, NJ and worldwide by Skype 858-401-3144 CoreLevelHealing@gmail.com CoreLevelHealing.net Offering a unique experiential therapy developed over 25 years. Resolve emotional issues with a first-hand experience that is life changing and empowering. Author of Healthy is Delicious nutritional, herbal/ supplemental compassionately supporting the whole person.

REIKI & HYPNOSIS Alice Rich, Certified Master Teacher Usui Reiki Ryoho, Karuna Reiki®, Crystal Healing Certified Hypnotist 732-501-7628, alice@AliceRichReikiCenter.com AliceRichReikiCenter.com Reiki, Crystal Healing and Integrated Energy Therapy® or Hypnosis sessions can help reduce pain physically, mentally and emotionally, promote a healthy lifestyle, achieve personal and professional goals, create balance and harmony and advance your spiritual journey. Private sessions and classes. Certification classes on Reiki, Crystal Healing and IET.

BRIANNA’S NUTRITION KITCHEN LLC

“Brianna’s Nutrition Kitchen, LLC” is a personal chef service that is dedicated to helping you and your family live healthier and less stressful lifestyles.

PSYCHIC/INTUITIVE PSYCHIC GALLERY

Zophie, Psychic Reader, Advisor, Life Coach 990 Towne Plaza/Route 202 South Branchburg, NJ 908-231-0808, 908-397-7797 zophiepeace777@hotmail.com PsychicGallery.com

CHRISTEL HAASE REFLEXOLOGY

Christel Haase, Ph.D., Certified Reflexologist Main Street Massage 4 Walter E. Foran Blvd/Ste. 404 Flemington - 908-806-0266 ChristelHaase8@gmail.com Foot Reflexology applies pressure to reflex points to remove toxins, clear neural pathways, and improve internal organ and system functioning. Other benefits: stress/pain reduction, increased circulation, relief from insomnia, headaches, allergies, PMS, and Plantar Fasciitis. Also addresses foot discomfort from injury, tight muscles, and ill-fitting footwear. See ad on page 46.

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LISA’S THERMOGRAPHY AND WELLNESS

Lisa Mack, CCT, HHC Thermographer and Holistic Counselor See website for locations in NJ and NY 855-667-9338 lisa@lisasthermographyandwellness.com LisasThermographyAndWellness.com Thermography gives a very early look at the most important indicator of a potential health problem – inflammation. Early stage disease screening is an area in which thermography excels. Whether your pain is acute or chronic, or you are merely curious about the state of your health, thermography can help provide answers. Radiation-free breast and full body screenings for men and women. See ad on page 35.

ONDOV RELATIONSHIP COACHING Rhoda Ondov, MS, MFT, CPC 12-14 E. Main St., Suite 8, Somerville NJ 908-642-6256 rhoda.ondov@gmail.com

If you are in a troubled relationship, or dealing with infidelity, or facing possible divorce, you do not need Therapy. You are not mentally ill. You just need guidance and solutions. Relationship Coaching can help you repair these difficult situations, bringing clarity and restoring harmony. 8 years experience helping couples successfully navigate relationship crises. Does not require participation by both partners. See ad on page 9.

Naturally gifted, Zophie reads palms, auras, tarot cards, and uses crystals and healing pyramids. Individual sessions, workshops and parties. Gallery showcases crystals, antiques and other gifts. See ad on page 29.

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WELLNESS CENTER 4 ELEMENTS WELLNESS CENTER

301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton NJ 08540 609-285-3115 relax@4elementswellnesscenter.com 4elementswellnesscenter.com Escape from your daily life at 4 Elements Wellness Center where nature and cutting-edge science are combined for overall wellness and positivity. Our unique therapies are designed to embrace your curiosity and lift your spirits while promoting renewal of the mind and body. Immerse yourself in the healing powers of cryotherapy, infrared sauna, floatation therapy, low-level light therapy, and halotherapy. Rejuvenate from the inside out at 4 Elements Wellness Center. See ad on page 4.


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Natural Awakenings Central NJ / January 2018  

Cutting edge information for those who embrace the natural, healthy and green lifestyle for people and pets. This month: Dial Down Stress,...

Natural Awakenings Central NJ / January 2018  

Cutting edge information for those who embrace the natural, healthy and green lifestyle for people and pets. This month: Dial Down Stress,...

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