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Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more 7 newsbriefs balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal 12 healthbriefs growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle. 14 globalbriefs 17 ecotip 18 TAKE A HIKE 18 fitbody Escape into Nature with a Day Trip by Marlaina Donato 20 healthykids 23 inspiration 20 FRESH LOOKS AT AUTISM 31 recipecorner Focusing on a Child’s 35 consciouseating Optimal Potential by Linda Sechrist 37 wisewords 26 40 naturalpet 23 CREATE A LOVE NEST Set Out a Welcome Mat 43 calendars for a Soulmate 18 by Arielle Ford 49 classifieds 50 resourceguide 24 CANCER CONNECTIONS by Dian Freeman

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35 FEAST IN THE FIELDS The Rise of Pop-Up Organic Dining

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istening is becoming a forgotten art. I can only speak for myself, but I believe the ability to stay focused, to be present and engaged in another’s communication, and to communicate properly is extremely hard. Proper listening takes focus, awareness and, above all, practice. Shutting out my own mental chatter, to forget about what I want to say when it is not my turn is not easy, yet I know, when managed properly, yields great rewards. Particularly when comforting others. There has always been one common refrain in any therapy and workshop I have attended—“Joe, your job is to listen, hear what your partner is telling you. Just listen! Then when it is your turn to speak, repeat back to her or him what you heard to clarify that you both are on the same page, and that you both agree on the communication, the message or statement.” This is critically important no matter what type of relationship it is—business, personal, parental. To not simply hear but actively listen to whatever the other person is sharing. Several years ago, I was lucky enough to take an interpersonal relationships course called “Benefits of Active Listening.” It taught me so much, like body language, eye contact, patience, attention, and how to hear what is really being said or not being said. I believe this should be taught in our schools from the first grade through college—not a single semester should go by without teaching some form of this life skill. Through it, I learned that sometimes not saying a word is the best form of communication and all that is necessary. While it is not easy to be an active listener, it is so rewarding. Why do I find myself writing about listening? Possibly, it’s because I have a 14-year-old son. Between the social playground of video games, texting, emails, youtube, Facebook, and things I don’t even know exist, I see the world of interpersonal relationships being diminished. I fear the damage lack of direct communication skills will cause for him and all the other kids in the near future. Listening skills not only help us heal, they are critical in helping us avoid harm in the first place. That’s why I feel strongly that this skill should be taught and used on all levels of our society. If communicating skills were stressed more, what would be the harm? In peace, love and laughter,

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n 2006, Lisa Nicklas fell in love with Sparta, NJ. The community and all the positive energies it generated spoke to her feelings. As a natural-born psychic, she knew this was the place for her. A year later, Astrology Boutique was born. “When I was four years old my mother and grandmother helped me discover my gift,” reports Lisa. “By the age of 6, I started seeing colors around people’s auras…the colors turned into energies…the energies turned into vibrations. Soon enough, I started seeing predictions.” Her gifts continued to expand. For the past 17 years she has served others as a psychic reader, healer and advisor, and now as a spiritual life coach, using her gifts to help people on the mind, body and spirit levels. Her services have been sought by many in the tri-state area. “I cannot give promises or exact time frames,” says Lisa. “All I can do is tell you what I see and help guide you through your situation.” Location: Astrology Boutique, 17 Main Street, Sparta. 973-570-7725. See ad on page 19.

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egetarian Vision, in conjunction with New Life Expo, will bring the nation’s largest vegetarian and health convention to New York September 9 and 10 at Penn Plaza Pavilion, located at 401 7th Avenue at 33rd Street (across from Penn Station). The event will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. An international vegetarian convention and health and food festival, Vegetarian Vision is “a full weekend of food, fun and awareness” featuring vegetarian, vegan and yoga celebrities as well as health and wellness experts and exhibitors. Among the many featured speakers at this year’s convention will be Dr. Brian Clement of the Hippocrates Health Institute; Gary Null; Dr. Joel Fuhrman; Dr. Caldwell Esselstein, a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic; Dr. Robert Ostfeld, director of cardiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Dr. Perry Frankel, cardiologist at Northshore Hospital, who will be offering six noninvasive health tests all weekend at his booth. Advance admission is $15 for one day or $25 for the weekend. Visitors can preregister at To exhibit or for a free brochure, call 516-897-0900.

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atalia Schweitzer has always been passionate about beauty and helping women and men reach their desired look. At a young age, she was fascinated by the work of plastic surgeons, but became more interested in finding alternative measures to help people bring out their inner beauty without the high cost and discomfort of surgery. This desire led her to become a master artist of permanent makeup, as well as a licensed esthetician. Her incredible artistic ability and skill in this field led to such high demand that Natalia recently decided to open Unlock Your Hidden Beauty—a state-of-the-art facility in Parsippany. Natalia truly loves what she does! “There is no better feeling than seeing my clients smile and tell me that I’ve changed their appearance for the better,” states Schweitzer. “Permanent makeup can make you feel and look your best, without the smudging, time and constant re-applying that comes with traditional makeup.” Her permanent makeup procedures include microblading (hair stroke brows), powdered brows, eyelash enhancement, eyeliner, lip blush, 3D realistic areola and nipple reconstruction. In addition, she also provides natural skin rejuvenation treatments, which are the alternative to going under the knife. After receiving one of her many services, you will leave relaxed and transformed. Natalia offers free consultations and will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding procedures. Location: 1236 US Hwy 46 W, Suite B-1, Parsippany. For information and appointments call or text 862-432-9074 or email See ad on page 11.

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HealthWiggle is based on true science—anatomy, physiology, hematology, serology, enzymology—and the effects of food-based nutrition. Participants learn how to mitigate stress responses and the symptoms of dis-ease through analyzing visceral reflexes, 24-hour urinalysis and bio-impedance results, and also, how to monitor the results of alternative medicine therapies by “jump points” (a medical term for pain on palpation). Students also learn how to provide macro-nutrients to nourish the body’s eleven systems with the help of enzymes and US grown, organic, raw or frozen foods, and the nutritional expense of drugs and fake foods.

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Sussex University researchers in the UK tested the brain activity of 17 healthy subjects as they listened to a series of soundscapes from either natural or artificial environments. Brain scans and questionnaires found that natural sounds led to relaxation and positive feedback, while artificial sounds activated stress and anxiety-related brain activity.


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cientists from the University of California at San Francisco, and Harvard Medical School, in Boston, tested the effect of vacations and meditation on the genes of 64 women between the ages of 30 and 60 that were novice meditators. They all spent six days at the same resort in California. Half participated in a meditation program that included yoga, self-reflection exercises and mantra meditation; the other half did not engage in onsite meditation. The researchers also studied a group of 30 experienced meditators already participating in the resort’s meditation program. Blood sample tests and surveys from all 94 women were conducted at intervals: once right before their stay, once right after, a third one month post-vacation and then 10 months after the trip. All the women displayed significant changes to their molecular network pattern after the six days, with the most substantial genetic changes related to immune function and stress response. One month after the resort experience, all groups continued to display improvements. However, the novice meditators showed fewer symptoms of depression and stress for a significantly longer period than the women not participating in the meditation exercise.

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esearchers from Capital Medical University, in Beijing, China, tested the effectiveness of Cordyceps sinensis, a traditional Chinese medicine derived from fungi, on the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma. They followed 120 subjects, divided into two groups of 60. One group received a capsule containing 1,200 milligrams of Cordyceps sinensis three times daily for three months. The control group was treated with conventional medications. Health-related quality of life was measured, along with the incidence of asthma exacerbation, pulmonary function and inflammation indicators in both groups. The Cordyceps sinesis group reported reduced asthma symptoms, improved lung function, a better inflammatory profile and an overall better quality of life when compared to the conventional treatment group.

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Ugly Produce Gains Status Due to customer requests and petitions, more stores are beginning to stock the one in five pieces of produce that never made the cut before due to quirky shapes or other blemishes. Often, these are displayed next to their better-looking, more expensive counterparts to give consumers an eco-friendly choice. The 133 billion pounds worth of misshapen or scarred fruits and vegetables annually plowed under, buried in a landfill or fed to livestock is sharply at odds with the reality that 48 million Americans face food insecurity. Whole Foods Market created a pilot program in some of its California stores, testing sales in April 2016 with Imperfect Produce (ImperfectProduce. com), a service that delivers to homes. Walmart brought weather-blemished apples to 300 of its Florida stores to kick off their imperfect role in the movement. Five Pittsburgh Giant Eagle stores call their program Produce with Personality, and focus on navel oranges, russet potatoes, peppers and apples. Fourteen Hannaford stores in Albany, New York, offer the Misfits line, while donating unsold produce to local nonprofits. Hy-Vee’s 242 stores, located in eight central states, rolled out the Misfits last December. For more information, visit

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Lower Mercury Levels Tied to Drop in Coal Emissions Levels of highly toxic mercury contamination in Atlantic bluefin tuna are rapidly declining, a trend that has been linked to reduced mercury emissions in North America, according to a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology. Average mercury concentrations dropped by more than 2 percent per year, for a total decline of 19 percent between 2004 and 2012. Scientists believe that most of that reduction has occurred because of a shift away from coal, the major source of mercury emissions, to natural gas and renewable fuels. Pollution control requirements imposed by the federal government have also cut mercury emissions, but these have been rolled back or eliminated by President Trump’s commitment to “bring back coal.” Source: Scientific American

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Sea Mammals Freed from Showtime The California Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement Act, sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff, is aimed to end the famous SeaWorld orca shows. “It means no more wild capture, no more breeding. We would essentially phase out the captive orcas that are currently in these water parks,” says Schiff. This means that SeaWorld must end their Shamu shows by the end of this year. However, the animals already at the San Diego park will continue to live there. Parks in Orlando and San Antonio will end their shows by 2019. Under pressure from activists and faced with declining ticket sales, SeaWorld is now moving to end its theatrical orca shows and breeding program. They announced the unveiling of a new attraction this summer, Orca Encounter, as an educational experience. Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of the documentary film Blackfish, says that the new show is designed to make the audience feel better, not the animals. “The trainers aren’t safe, and the whales aren’t happy,” she states. “They’re still just doing manic circles around concrete swimming pools.” The company is developing its first SeaWorld park without orcas in the Middle-Eastern country of Abu Dhabi.

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Urban Planning Goes Green Early American developers of Washington, D.C., and Savannah, Georgia, strived to recreate the plans of European cities that offered plenty of public squares and parks. Subsequent high-rise apartments in most other U.S. cities that followed lacked certain elements of neighborhood cohesion, as documented in Zane Miller’s book The Urbanization of Modern America. In Boston, Baltimore, New York City and elsewhere, waterfront revitalizations launched in the 1980s helped improve conditions, making use of nature-oriented ideas that are still trending upward. Urban Hub describes how regions like Silicon Valley, in California, and Boston’s Route 128 corridor continue to enjoy mutually beneficial relationships with Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The concept promotes pedestrianization programs and incentives that increase bike-friendliness,

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o many, hiking means long-distance treks through forests or backpacking remote terrain. “In reality, it’s more about getting out into green areas close to home,” says Wesley Trimble, of the American Hiking Society. “It’s about immersion in nature.” Day hiking can be easily tailored to personal preferences and interests. “Excellent apps and websites list and describe trails in your area or community. We have a database on our site that’s helpful,” says Trimble ( He’s personally high on old rail lines that have been converted to wide, accessible paths (


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Whatever our location, age or fitness level, a hike can provide opportunities for calming solitude or connecting with people we care about. Individuals with disabilities can also get outdoors at accommodating trails such as those at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, in Delaware. There’s always something to be learned in identifying wildlife and plants. “Families can enjoy time walking outdoors together in ways impossible in other settings,” observes Verna Gates, founder of Fresh Air Family, a Birmingham, Alabama, outdoor activities educational foundation. “Nature aids in well-being in many ways.” She points to studies cited at NatureAndForest that reveal how trees emit enzymes into the air that help improve our emotional and physical health. “When I lost a child, the only place I found solace was in nature. Sitting in a patch of wildflowers truly brought me back to living,” recalls Gates.

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the rhododendrons are breathtaking in spring.” The world’s largest mapped cave system is in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park. Hiking to observe other subterranean wonders in Indiana or Virginia’s Natural Bridge Caverns is no less exhilarating than walking Alabama’s covered bridge trail or painter Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch country, in New Mexico. The Appalachian Trail, running between Maine and Georgia, attracts thousands of adventurous long-distance trekkers, but such trails also offer sections ideal for day hikes. Geomagnetic points in Arizona’s vortex region or America’s Stonehenge, in New Hampshire, afford unusual destinations. The wonders of California’s Sonoma County include Planet Walk, a scale model path that illustrates our solar system. The Crater of Diamonds State Park, in Arkansas, is the only place in the world where hikers can dig for diamonds and keep what they find, although quartz diamond sites (semiprecious stones less hard than diamonds) can be accessed at other U.S. locales. Coastal walks lead to discovering sea glass and shells. Arboretums in urban areas offer trails flush with local flora. Joining or starting a hiking club based on common interests is one way to go. “One of our guidebook series encourages outdoor enthusiasts to explore the natural world in their immediate backyards. This approach especially appeals to families, first-time trail users and athletes looking for a quick nature fix after work,” offers Helen Cherullo, publisher of Mountaineers Books (, a nonprofit committed to conservation and sustainable lifestyles. Wherever we venture, take nothing but pictures and leave nature untouched. Cherullo reminds us, “Connecting people to treasured natural landscapes leads to active engagement to preserve these places for future generations. The future of public lands— owned by every American citizen—is literally in our hands.” They deserve our vote.

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new paradigm shift regarding autism spectrum disorder (ASD) centers on evolving beliefs about the possibilities for those living with autism, as well as the unimagined brilliance they possess and their need for supportive help. Everyone can benefit from the results of hands-on research and experience by parents and caregivers that are finding nontraditional ways to help special needs children deal with issues related to emotional and cognitive detachment and isolation. Momentum for this major shift in perspective is fueled by young adults that are telling their encouraging stories online and in books such as Carly Fleishman’s Carly’s Voice. Parents of the one in 45 children diagnosed with ASD know that their lifetime commitment requires extraordinary courage, perseverance, patience, determination, emotional strength, outside-the-box thinking and unconditional love. These parental characteristics are most cited by those that

have mastered related developmental disorders, which they now regard as gifts, because they are thriving. Dr. Andrea Libutti, author of Awakened by Autism: Embracing Autism, Self, and Hope for a New World, offers her insights for understanding the multifaceted nature of autism and the need for a personalized plan for healing. Janice Vedrode, a special needs coach, consultant and child advocate in Saginaw, Michigan, founded Spectrum Speaks and writes at to inform parents about numerous issues regarding ASD. “Because I live in a town that didn’t have an existing support group for parents with ASD children, I took it upon myself to get the ball rolling and advise parents that they need to

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ust as we need to create space in our daily schedule to nurture a new relationship, we must create space in our home to welcome in new love. It’s called “feathering the nest”. Think about the first time that our soulmate will walk into our home—what they will they see, smell and feel. Even an inviting, cozy environment may need an upgrade. The underlying vibration or feeling of a place reflects the home’s energy. Whatever has happened there since its beginning, including arguments, illnesses or times of loneliness, have all left an unseen layer of negative energy. You could say that the walls “talk”. To begin preparing our home to welcome a mate, first remove the clutter. Piles of magazines, stacks of unshelved books and excessive furnishings are blocking and keeping in old energy and preventing good, clean new energy from flowing. Be sure to remove all photographs and souvenirs that are reminders of past lovers; throw them away or put them in a box away from your home. These daily, unconscious memory triggers keep you stuck in the past. Clearing everything out is like putting out a cosmic welcome mat to the Universe that we are now ready, willing and available to receive new love. Next, it’s time to dispel the unseen energies. The fastest, easiest method is the Native American technique of smudging. The smoke will purify the space. Light a piece of white sage on a

small plate and when it is smoking (not flaming) run the smoke up, down and around every room, closet, door and window frame throughout the entire home. Alternatively, on a sunny day, open all the doors and windows and, applying a broom and imagination, sweep out the old energies. Just as nature abhors a vacuum and calls in matter to fill the empty space, so making space in our home assists in calling in love. Consciously create “space” by placing an empty nightstand on “their” side of the bed, plus have at least one empty dresser drawer waiting for them. Create inviting space in a closet and clear a shelf in a bathroom cabinet. If we have a two-car garage and have been parking in the middle, pick a side and begin only parking on “our side”. The most essential ingredient to “feathering the nest” is a strong intention to remove any old, outdated, limiting or negative energies that may be preventing love from finding its way to our door. Once free from unwanted clutter and obstructions, it becomes our sanctuary of vibrant, attractive energy.

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ur bodies are as fragile as they are hardy. Which way they lean depends entirely upon us. Individuals who gain the ability to read the signs of dis-ease, apply their common sense, and learn how to connect the dots represented by those signs, will be the ones most likely led to the best treatments and outcomes for their condition. This is especially true when addressing cancer. Modern medicine appears to be losing their battle against cancer as it is consistently either the first or second leading cause of death in America. According to, in 1971 there were 3 million people with cancer, today there are more than 15.5 million. It is no secret that there are numerous holistic approaches to addressing cancer. The best listing of the American doctors who employ some of these approaches are discussed in Suzanne Sommers’ book, Knockout. There are also a multitude of holistic practitioners nationwide who help their clients with cancer, as well as myriad European doctors who also incorporate successful holistic options in their cancer programs. Holistic programs tend to individualize cancer treatment while medical treatments tend to be one-size-fits-all. When managing one’s own health, the trick is in selecting the correct therapies that will work for each individual case of an illness. This is where common sense comes into play. Any common sense approach to healing would include incorporating the known variables, i. e., health status, all options available for treatment, plus the outcomes claimed from using those options. For example, using a vegetarian approach as a treatment for cancer in order to keep the body in an alkaline state will work miraculously for some; but, not for everyone. This is where health status comes into play. It is unlikely that a starved and weakened person would survive this approach. It is true that a cancer cell requires an acidic environment to thrive, and theoretically, an alkaline body will throw off cancer in time. But, and this is a big "but", only if the body is nourished and strong enough to endure this treatment. “Time” is just what a starved body does not have. According to Science Daily, “Many cancer patients suffer from a dramatic loss of fat and muscle mass. This extreme wasting, or cachexia, is often the actual cause of death in cancer patients.” It is estimated that more than 70% of cancer patients suffer from muscle wasting, a condition that can

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ictorious warriors against cancer are speaking to other patients about their journeys of recovery and healing. Two who regularly speak to physicians, as well, are Glenn Sabin, author of n of 1: One Man’s Harvarddocumented Remission of Incurable Cancer Using Only Natural Methods, and Kathy Mydlach-Bero, author of EAT: An Unconventional Decade in the Life of a Cancer Patient. Their stories demonstrate the healing effectiveness of healthy lifestyle measures still widely categorized as prevention.

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Determined to become free of the chronic lymphocytic leukemia that had defined his life for 20 years, Sabin, who lives near Washington, D.C., appointed himself the subject of his own research experiment. He subsequently became a poster child for the remedial synergy of biological individuality, a whole systems approach to integrative oncology and self-induced healing through lifestyle and supplement interventions. Sabin now 26

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dedicates his business development firm, FON Consulting, to advancing integrative medicine as the new standard of care. His mission is to open minds to the idea that knowledge, empowerment and self-efficacy are our best allies against a life-limiting diagnosis, and we can do much to help the healing process. Writing to Joe Biden regarding the vice president’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, he candidly describes America’s present cancer-friendly environment. “The public has become conditioned to existing in a broken food chain that remains in disrepair due to misguided farming subsidies [and] untested or otherwise questionable chemicals (many of which are banned in other countries) that are present in the water we drink, the air we breathe, food we consume and products we use. Current therapies or those in the drug pipeline won’t improve the 50/50 odds of developing cancer. What will have the greatest impact are consumer education toward powerful lifestyle changes and access to the building blocks of basic health.”

combat harmful growth of new blood cells, and the benefits of growing and eating foods containing angiogenesisinhibiting compounds that oppose such growth and so work to prevent, improve and avert recurrences of chronic disease. “Cancer hijacks the angiogenesis process triggered by inflammation and keeps it permanently activated to ensure that cancerous cells receive a dedicated, uninterrupted blood supply,” explains Mydlach-Bero. For three years, she largely consumed only items from the list of angiogenesis-inhibiting foods now posted at These include green tea, strawberries, blackberries, red tart cherries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, grapefruit, lemons, tomatoes, cinnamon, purple potatoes, kale, grape seed oil and pomegranate. In 2008, she completely replaced both the drugs to combat the side effects of chemo and radiation and a long-term medication for preventing recurrence with healthful foods. Her physicians were admittedly uncomfortable with her decision to combine chemotherapy and radiation treatments with “food as medicine”,


Mydlach-Bero made her remarkable recovery from rare and unrelated aggressive Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer and a high-grade tumor in her head and neck. To tell her story, the resident of Delafield, Wisconsin, relied on her 18 journals as a surrogate memory to chronicle a 10-year journey of courageous exploration, self-evolution, self-advocacy and self-transformation that connected her with her healing potential. Then the mother of two young daughters, Mydlach-Bero rejected a 21-month prognosis in 2005, along with the notion that disease and medicine would determine her fate. Defying the odds, she applied what she learned from research regarding Avastin, a pharmaceutical created to

reiki, prayer, meditation, mindfulness and supplement intervention. But that didn’t deter her. To awaken others to the practicality of food as medicine, she founded NuGenesis Farm, in Pewaukee, a nonprofit modeled after her home practice.

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flammatory diet in cancer prevention and treatment. “Health professionals graduate armed with a better understanding of the complex interactions between cancer, gut microbiome and nutrition,” advises Weil, whose paradigm inspires his chain of True Food Kitchen restaurants. It includes lots of fruits and vegetables, moderate amounts of whole or cracked grains, al dente pasta, healthy fats and plant-based proteins from legumes, nuts and seafood as well as poultry and lean, antibiotic-free grass-fed meats, cheese and eggs. Plus, he likes white, green and oolong teas, fresh herbs and spices, up to two glasses of red wine a day (less for women; possibly none for those at high-risk for breast cancer), and dark chocolate for antioxidant polyphenols. Integrative Oncology, authored by Weil and Dr. Donald I. Abrams, an integrative oncologist, is mandatory reading for AzCIM students that learn to use complementary interventions in prevention and conventional cancer care. Subjects such as antioxidants, cannabinoids, energy medicine, mind-body medicine, music and expressive art therapies are covered, as well as naturopathic oncology, plus the roles that community and spirituality play in prevention and treatment. Goel’s 20-year career in cancer prevention research has produced a wealth of related articles. Among his findings, he advises, “Curcumin, a yellow compound extracted from turmeric, has become a gold standard for prevention and the natural treatment of many chronic health conditions, including colon cancer. It targets cancer stem cells, disrupts cancer

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Considering each individual’s biological individuality as a Petri dish, Garcia’s studies help achieve an anti-cancer life. He advises, “There is no ‘one size fits all’ medical protocol box for cancer treatment. Customized modifications to lifestyle and diet are required because food nutrients directly impact the mechanisms by which cancer cells grow and spread. The right nutrition can reverse a compromised immune system, which research shows is a major contributor to the development of cancer.” Whether for improvement or prevention, Garcia’s patient protocols always begin with a comprehensive evaluation appointment to learn about the individual he is treating. For cancer patients, his two-phase, eight-week program involves immune-enhancing therapies followed by immunotherapy aimed to de-cloak the camouflaged protein coating of wily cancer cells so the body’s immune system can identify and destroy them.

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To maintain good health, Judy Seeger, a doctor of naturopathy near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recommends a regular detoxification regimen to cleanse environmental and product toxins and toxic emotions. Through experience, she has learned that individuals living with cancer need to substantially support their abnormally functioning elimination system to rid it of dead proteins from destroyed cancer cells and chemotherapy drugs that are overtaxing the immune system. “Clearing out toxic, stressful emotions that produce acid, weaken the immune system and create an environment for cancer to propagate is essential,” says Seeger. “Fulfilling the body’s requirement for an ongoing healthy nutritional plan that maintains a healing alkaline environment reduces both the risk of

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Eggplant The purple skin of eggplant contains abundant amounts of phytonutrients called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals looking to do damage in the body. Due to its toughness, it is best to cut the eggplant into small pieces or thinly slices before cooking. Try Farm Share Ratatouille, a recipe from Maria Adams, MS, MPH, RDN, one of our meal plan contributors. See recipe at

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rab a kiwi and put down that vegetable peeler! This delicious fruit of New Zealand origin has sweet-tart green flesh with edible seeds hiding under an intimidating, fuzzy brown coat. People armed with vegetable peelers strip most kiwis, as many believe the skin is inedible. In fact, the skin is completely edible and quite nutritious. Leave the skin on and enjoy the benefits of triple the fiber and higher amounts of vitamin C than a naked kiwi. The kiwi is not alone in its mission to be consumed with its peel intact. There are plenty of choices - just be sure you select organic produce whenever possible. Here are our choices for fruits and vegetables with edible peels:


Carrots Reach for your vegetable brush instead of your peeler. Aesthetically, a peeled carrot might be more appealing, but there is no reason to remove the skin of most well-washed root vegetables. We don’t buy claims that “all the nutrition is in the peel” – this is simply not true. The fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins permeate the flesh. If the slight bitterness of the peel is off-putting to you, reserve unpeeled carrots for cooked dishes like soups and stews or roast the carrots. Cooking tempers the bitterness and brings out the sweetness of this vitamin A superhero. Try Roasted Carrots with Tahini Dressing as a delicious side dish. See recipe at

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Watermelon Rind Citrulline is an amino acid found in large amounts in the white part of the rind that may help promote blood flow and improve circulation. So eat through the sweet, juicy flesh right down to the tough outer skin or try this recipe for pickled watermelon rind with ginger—a perfect combination. See recipe at

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he flip side of enjoying farm to table is taking the table to the farm. So-called “pop-up feasts” are booming at farms throughout the country during growing and harvest seasons. While the format varies, dinners are typically hosted on working rural or urban farms, last about three hours and include aperitifs and a tour before the meal. Wine pairings or beer tastings and live music may be among the enticing activities offered. Gabriele Marewski, owner of Paradise Farms, near Miami, Florida, was a pioneering forerunner of the trend. For

10 years prior to retirement, she hosted more than 50 chefs, served thousands of guests an organic Dinner in Paradise and raised more than $50,000 for area charities. Periodic onsite dinners continue ( “Many chefs are active in farm-to-table dinners on the West Coast. We also see participation among wineries, orchards, cheese makers and breweries,” says A.K. Crump, CEO of TasteTV, in San Francisco, which also supervises “People like to meet the meal maker and know more about the origin of what they eat.” “I started Dinner on the Farm nine years ago to create unique experiences that connect people to the places their food is grown and the people that grow them,” says Monica Walch, whose pop-up dinners are served picnic-style for friends and families that bring their own tableware. Her company’s Midwest events, usually offered on Minnesota and Wisconsin farms, always feature local chefs, food ingredients and breweries ( “There’s nothing like being comfortably seated in the field where your food is growing and having the opportunity to enjoy it just hours after it’s been picked. Then, add in oneon-one conversations with your chef, brewer and farmer, as well as like-minded community members,” observes Walch, who grew up on an organic dairy farm in Minnesota. Setting the bar for high-end, white tablecloth, adultsonly communal events, Outstanding in the Field tours the country to offer a taste of fresh, local cuisine prepared by top regional chefs. They’re known for serving meals on long tables set up in fields on prairie ranches, Guests enjoy appetizers and cocktails at in olive groves or a Dinner on the Farm event at Primrose fruit orchards, as Valley Farm, in New Glarus, Wisconsin.

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Pizza on the Farm event at Dream Acres, served by a waiter on stilts, in Rogers, Minnesota. well as at urban rooftop farms or near vegetable row crops. “Our mission is to get folks out to the farm and honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table,” says organization founder and chef/artist Jim Denevan. More than 90, five-hour events that include appetizers and a guided farm tour are being held all the way through November in more than a dozen states (see

“Some of our most popular events feature farmers of the sea, and are set alongside the ocean or other bodies of water,” adds Lisa Supple, publicist for the company. “They feature local fisher people and oyster and abalone farmers.” “Epicurean San Diego offers popup farm dinner events at Dickinson Farm, in National City, California,” explains owner Stephanie Parker (Epicurean “We strive to completely source our produce from the farm.” The veteran-owned, certified organic Dickinson Farm features heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs grown on a large city lot. “We have focused on urban farms to inspire more people to grow their own food and to show that you don’t have to live on a huge piece of property in the countryside,” Parker notes.

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We have focused on urban farms to inspire more people to grow their own food and to show that you don’t have to live on a huge piece of property in the countryside Some pop-up feasts are managed directly by local farmers in partnership with lead chefs. Others serve as annual fundraising events, like The Foodshed Alliance’s Farm to Fork Dinner and Wine Tasting, now in its seventh year ( It’s held at the Alba Vineyard, in Milford, New Jersey, which practices renewable viticulture. “We already have eight chefs lined up to prepare an eight-course, locally sourced, wine-pairing dinner served among the vines,” explains Kendrya Close, executive director of the alliance. Expert winemakers select each course’s pairing. “We’re proud to be the hardworking roadies that set the stage for America’s rock star farmers,” says Denevan. John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, co-authors of ECOpreneuring and Farmstead Chef, operate the Inn Serendipity, in Browntown, WI.

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or 40 years, Social Psychologist Ellen Langer has conducted pioneering research on the power of our minds to shape health and well-being. Langer’s work demonstrates that changing what we think and believe can transform not only our experiences, but also our bodies—a once-radical idea now common among neuroscientists. Her unconventional experiments often involve mind tricks: taking elders’ subjective thoughts back 20 years to reverse objective metrics of aging; fostering weight loss in a group of hotel maids by simply suggesting that their jobs qualify as exercise; and even changing blood sugar levels in diabetics by speeding up or slowing down perceived time during a video game session. Affectionately dubbed the “Mother of Mindfulness”, Langer was the first female professor to earn tenure in Harvard University’s psychology department. A prolific writer and scientist, she has authored more than 200 related articles and 11 books, including Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Langer lives, paints, works and observes the world from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more at

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the world as “it would seem that” and “could be”, which is very different than “it is.” If we recognized that evaluations occur in our heads rather than the external world, much of our stress would dissipate. Negativity and stress are typically a result of mindless ruminations about negative things we think are inevitable. If we simply ask ourselves why the dreaded event might not occur, we’d be less stressed. Next, if we ask ourselves how it may actu-

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How have you seen these principles play out in your own life? My fascination with the ability of our mind to change our health began when my mother’s diagnosed metastasized breast cancer disappeared, a fact the medical world could not explain. Since then, my own prognosis related to a smashed ankle from a Beth Israel teaching hospital physician with the Harvard Medical School, stating that I would always walk with a limp and never play tennis again, has been completely overturned. My mission coming out of these two experiences is to determine how we can apply our mental capacities to increase control of our health and well-being. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at

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Mas, a water-loving Newfoundland, redefines “rescue dog”. The Scuola Italiana Cani Salvataggio, or Italian School of Rescue Dogs, is the largest national organization in Italy to train dogs and handlers for water rescue. Helicopters can often reach a swimmer in distress more quickly than a boat. The dog jumps out to circle Public Ambassadors the victim until they can grab her harness Deemed “too large to sell,” Bert, a before swimming to shore or a human chocolate Pomeranian, wound up in partner. Mas, the first certified water rescue an Oklahoma shelter. Kathy Grayson, operative recognized by Italy, France and owner of The Hole, a New York City art Switzerland port authorities and coast gallery, saw his photo on guards, went on to train her successors. and fell in love. She immediately traveled Bloodhounds are renowned for their to adopt him. Bert, whom she charactersuper sniffers. Lou, a nine-year K9 veteran, izes as quiet, refined and perfectly suited on Pennsylvania’s West York Borough to the art world, loves being at the gallery Dory, the first court support Police Department force, ultimately applied and has attended art fairs in major U.S. dog in California. for retirement, passing the harness to cities. Follow Bert’s adventures via Prince, a 3-month-old bloodhound. Prince was sworn in by District Judge Jennifer J.P. Clancy in her “Edie, a boxer mix puppy, started training as an assisSpring Garden Township courtroom. The ceremony emphatance dog, but her personality proved better suited to the sizes a K9’s status in the community and within law enforcehospitality industry,” says Julie Abramovic Kunes, public ment. Paired with Officer Scott Musselman for eight months of relations manager for the Fairmont Hotel, in Berkeley, California. Kunes’ Edie was hired by the Fairmont Pittsburgh training, the duo will work with the Missing Child Task Force. Hotel in 2011, before making the career move west with Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at her in 2017. A former shelter dog, Edie greets visitors as a community ambassador.

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The Art of the Online Dating Profile for Women— 8–9:30pm. Self-promotion not your thing? Shy about showing your assets? From screen name to tonality to photos, you will get tips about how to craft an online dating profile that can attract quality men into your life.Instructors: Sue Waldman and Bernadett Armiento. Verona location - address provided upon registration. Pre-registration required: $55 prepaid one week prior; $62 thereafter. Contact Sue Waldman at 973-857-4357 or visit

MEN WHO CARE—8:30–10:30am. Monthly. All men welcomed! Celebrating their 15th year of monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month. Love offering. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, Friendship Hall, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. truespirit@earthlink. com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 Night Sailing: Interpreting Your Dreams—7pm. Find the answers to all your questions about dreams and dreaming with Jefferson Harman in this interactive workshop. Bring a dream to interpret, or any thoughts and questions about your dreams are welcome. $25. Aquarian Sun Healing & Learning Center, 212 A Main St, Lincoln Park. RSVP: 973686-9100.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 First Friday Healing Circle—7–8pm. First Friday Healing Circle led by Gail Belluardo, Licensed Practitioner. Different themes for each group. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-879-6476. truespirit@earthlink. com. Introducing Sahaj Samadhi Meditation—Aug. 4–6; Fri. 7–9pm; Sat. 12–2pm; Sun. 10am–12pm. Sahaj Samadhi means “effortless meditation”. It does not require controlling the mind like concentration meditations, nor does it require vigilant observation of thoughts and emotion like mindfulness meditation. Thus, it has been found to be easier and quicker to learn than mindfulness or concentration which require mental effort and take a longer time to master. Fees: Regular-$395; Student-$295; Repeater-$100. Instructors: Deepak Ramrakhyani, Somya Ramrakhyani. Contact: Somya Ramrakhyani, 973-400-9191, somya.ramrakhyani@

markyourcalendar VEGETARIAN VISION September 9 & 10 10am-7pm Penn Plaza Pavilion 401 7th Avenue at 33rd Street An international vegetarian convention, heath and food festival, Vegetarian Vision is “a full weekend of food, fun and awareness” featuring vegetarian, vegan and yoga celebrities as well as health and wellness experts and exhibitors. • 516-897-0900

All-Love Energy Experience—4–7pm. Experience the unique All-Love energy. Become open to being fully present in your body and your life! Please call to find out more! $30 per person. NEOLYTH, 39 Glenridge Ave, Montclair. For info, contact Karuna Ma at 917-216-8184.

77TH ANNUAL FAMILY FRIENDLY NEW JERSEY STATE FAIR August 4-13 at Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Road, Augusta Special Events • Live Stock Barns Horse Show Arena • Outdoor Entertainment Music, Vendors, Artisans, Crafters, Gardeners and Homemade Products and more For daily schedules, admission discounts and participation details, visit

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 Ecstatic Dance Live!—11am–12:30pm. Come express yourself to the sound of inspired worldbeat grooves in a sacred space for conscious dance and freeform movement. Live music provided by Chuck Wood & Friends. $15. Middle Valley Community Center, 357 W Mill Rd, Long Valley.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 “Overcoming Adversity” - Inspirational Marketing for Female Entrepreneurs—8–9:30pm. Do you want to build your business and networking list? Learn to identify goals, clear out challenges and gain support for taking action. The values reviewed will be authenticity, integrity, commitment, accountability, spirituality, self-expression and honesty. Instructors: Sue Waldman and Rosanna Imbriano. Verona location - address provided upon registration. Pre-registration required: $55 prepaid one week prior; $62 thereafter. Contact Sue Waldman at 973-857-4357 or visit Morning Meet & Greet at Mara’s Café in Denville—8–9:15am EST. The Natural Life Business Partnership morning breakfast meeting. No formal

We’re offering a FREE course to help you understand how Sacred Science, a Hermetic, Esoteric and ancient art that helps you in this modern time. Learn to know yourself and live a true life of manifestation. This is a forum that helps to strengthen your life force, motivates you to work in the light, be empowered and use manifestation as a way of life. Class location Andover NJ Text or call 908-617-1545





Prevent Cancer, Prevent Reoccurrence with Joel Fuhrman, MD

Tuesday, September 5 • 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 9 • 10am-12pm

AHA is a learning environment that enables people of diverse backgrounds, ages and professions to explore their lives at all levels: mind, body and spirit. We offer interesting speakers on diverse metaphysical topics and create a forum for people to meet and socialize with persons of like thinking.

Dr. Fuhrman lectures on the miraculous anti-cancer potential of numerous healthful foods and how to construct a diet full of these substances to prevent cancer and prevent reoccurrence.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 Holistic Happy Hour at Uproot in Warren— 5:30pm–7:30pm EST. The Natural Life Business Partnership Meet & Greet. We will meet in the bar area and have drinks and food as desired. Feel free to bring friends, colleagues, and clients. If you haven’t had the time to get to other area events this may be the night to try. We have picked a great location to connect our NJ friends for a great night of networking. First meeting is free. Uproot, 9 Mt Bethel Rd, Warren. Register at and click events.

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Spiritual Cinema—7pm. 2nd Saturdays. Free. Center for Spiritual Living, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3333.

Night Sailing: Dream Interpretation Workshop—7:30pm. Want a dream interpreted? Can’t recall your dreams? Questions about your dreams? Experiencing phobias or issues in your waking life? Find the answers to all these questions and more with Jefferson Harman in this one-of-a-kind workshop. You do not have to bring a dream to attend. $25. Grateful Heart Counseling, 933 Rte 23 South, Ste 10, Pompton Plains. Please text reservation: 973-317-4185.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 What is Sacred Science?—10–11 am. Sacred Science: Where Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Life. A free course to help you understand how Sacred Science, an esoteric and ancient art can help you in this modern time. Learn how to be empowered and use manifestation as a way of life. Free. Class location Andover NJ. To register, call or text 908617-1545 or visit The Power of Mirroring—7:30–9pm. An interactive workshop for individuals and couples focused on a practical method of transformative communication that can be practiced in any relationship! $10 donation. NEOLYTH, 39 Glenridge Ave, Montclair. For info, contact Michael Jason Sherman, MA.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 Joel Fuhrman, MD—Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Without Drugs—10am–12pm. Joel Fuhrman, MD. Lectures on the most effective way to increase nutrients in your diet to help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. $20. Chambers Center for Well Being, Malcolm Forbes Amphitheatre, 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown. 973-971-4890.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 Doctors & Licensed Medical Practitioners Business Forum—12–12:30pm EST. The Natural Life Business Partnership Monthly Teleconference. Talk about your pain points and collaborate with others and get your holistic health practice on the road to success. Bring your problems and let the group help find solution for your success. This call enables doctors and licensed practitioners to discuss experiences and best practices in a non-competitive, confidential and professionally facilitated forum. First meeting is free. Register at TheNaturalLife. org and click events.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 For Self-Employed People: Attracting More Clients, Business and Money—8–9:30pm. Have you been in business a long time and need to be inspired? Or are you new to being self-employed and desire to learn the law of attraction to obtain new customers. You will be guided into a deep guided meditation of relaxation. Instructors: Sue Waldman and Leslie Lobell. Verona location - address provided upon registration. Pre-registration required: $55 prepaid one week prior; $62 thereafter. Contact Sue Waldman at 973-857-4357 or visit

What is Sacred Science?—10–11 am. Sacred Science: Where Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Life. A free course to help you understand how Sacred Science, an esoteric and ancient art can help you in this modern time. Learn how to be empowered and use manifestation as a way of life. Free. Class location Andover NJ. To register, call or text 908617-1545 or visit

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 Writing, Faith and Gardens—8–9:30pm. Do you love to journal or feel you have a calling to write your own book? Learn to overcome “writer’s block” through connecting with the higher intelligence of life. Instructors: Sue Waldman and Steve Sears. Verona location - address provided upon registration. Pre-registration required: $55 prepaid one week prior; $62 thereafter. Contact Sue Waldman at 973-857-4357 or visit

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 Writer’s Roundtable—Noon–1pm EST. The Natural Life Business Partnership Monthly Teleconference. Are you an author, writer, blogger or

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thinking that you would one day like to be? Join Marie Higgins, author of Sprouting Spirituality for a monthly roundtable discussion of topics related to writing a book. Sample topics include: Why Author a Book, Finding Inspiration, Various Approaches to Creating the First Draft, Working with a Publisher. Individuals already published and every step in between are welcome! First meeting is free. Register at and click events.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 Radiant Health & Wealth Weekend Retreat—Aug. 25–27. Featuring several dynamic speakers, sweat lodge, meditation, yoga, qigong & Tibetan Singing Bowls all designed to help you find your missing pieces to optimal health & wealth. Mt. Eden Retreat, 56 Mill Pond Rd., Washington Township. Visit for details and to register.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 Meditation in the Garden with Sue Waldman— 8–9:30pm. Powerful, deep relaxing guided meditation outside in a beautiful garden setting (indoor if weather is inclement). Meditation helps you reduce stress, relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your mood. No experience necessary. Verona location - address provided upon registration. Preregistration required: $55 prepaid one week prior; $62 thereafter. Contact Sue Waldman at 973-8574357 or visit

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Dream Interpretation—1–3pm. Awaken to your dreams by understanding the personal messages given to you in sleep state. Learn the three types of dreams and their characteristics. Discover why don’t we remember our dreams, understand the images, how dreams affect our lives and how to interpret your own dreams to use them as a positive way of life. $40. Clinton Township.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 What is Sacred Science?—1–2pm. Sacred Science: Where Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Life. A free course to help you understand how Sacred Science, an esoteric and ancient art can help you in this modern time. Learn how to be empowered and use manifestation as a way of life. Free. Class location Clinton Township NJ. To register, call or text 908-617-1545 or visit

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Sunday Free Zen Meditation Group Sit—7–8:30am. Led by Kurt Spellmeyer of at Kula Yoga Wellness, 25 Main St., Stanhope. For info, email

by refreshments at noon in Friendship Hall. 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. Unity Spiritual Center of Morris County—11am. 221 Main St., 2nd floor, VFW Bldg., Boonton. 973-331-1776.

Natural Meditation & Awareness Practice— 9–10am. Weekly free guided meditation in the advaita/non-duality tradition. Aikido Schools of NJ, 324 West Westfield Ave., Roselle Park. 908875-9844.

Ecstatic Dance Live!—11am–12:30pm. First Sunday each month. Come express yourself to the sound of inspired world-beat grooves, in a sacred space for conscious dance and freeform movement. Live music provided by Chuck Wood & Friends. $15. Middle Valley Community Center, Long Valley.

Prenatal Yoga—9–10:15am. For the Mother Goddess and her growing baby! $18 drop-in or class package. The Karuna Shala, 855 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 208, 2nd Floor, Glen Ridge.

Unity of Sussex County—11am–12:30pm. Youth and family meeting, followed by fellowship in Wakeman Hall. 25 Mudcut Rd., Lafayette. 973-3836277.

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship—Worship services at 9 and 11am. 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-540-1177, ext. 203.

Meditation—1–3pm. Join us in the crystal room, by the fireside for meditation with essential oils. Facilitated by Rev. William and Judith Hancox, meditation teachers since 1980. $15, $25/couple. Succasunna. RSVP 973-585-4661.

Summit Unitarian Worship Service—9:30 and 11:15am throughout the regular church year. The Unitarian Church, 4 Waldron Ave., Summit. 908273-3245. Institute for Spiritual Development—10am. First and third Sundays. Psychic and spiritual development and healing. Masonic Lodge #93, 170 Main St., 973-437-4370. Sunday Celebration Service—10:30am. Rev. Frankie, practitioners, and musicians create an inspiring, uplifting time to be reminded of our spiritual connectedness. Center for Spiritual Living of Morristown, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. Center for Spiritual Living-Morristown—11am. Sunday Celebration and Youth Program, followed

Drum Jam—3–5pm. Third Sundays. Open to all; beginners to experienced musicians. Some gather for spiritual reasons, others for an opportunity to socialize or try something different. $10 donation. Rest Stop Rejuvenate, 21 Maple Ave., Rockaway. 973-985-7548. Free Meditation Class—4–5pm. Learn how to manage stress and emotions through breathing techniques and meditation. A perfect introduction to meditation. Free. Art of Living Center for Peace and Meditation, 2nd Floor, 104 Broadway, Denville. 973-400-9191. Spiritual Discussion Group—5:50–8:30pm. A variety of topics. $5. RSVP 908-879-3937. Elemental Healing Nights—7:30–9pm. Sacred Circle - shamanic meditation, guided imagery, and sound healing. Good learning and expanding of one’s vision. Spiritual blessings for the week ahead. $10 donation. NEOLYTH, 39 Glenridge Ave, Montclair. For info, contact Karuna Ma at 917-216-8184.

Qigong—6–7pm. Gentle exercises designed to generate energy flow. Move in Grace, 294 Main St., Chester. Contact Renee Dorn: 551-574-9500. Tai Chi & Qigong—7pm. All levels, featuring Qigong for energy, Sun Style Tai Chi, and meditations for health. Institute for Spiritual Development,15 Sparta Ave., Sparta. More info at 973-786-6466 or Awareness Through Movement—7–8pm. Gentle movement lessons suitable for everyone, even those limited by pain, injuries or neurological conditions. Move in Grace, 294 Main St., Chester. Contact Beatrice Basso: 973-294-4059. Divorce Support Group in Chester—7–8pm. First Mondays. Open to anyone currently struggling with divorce-related issues. Free. 154 Route 206, 2nd Floor, Suite A, Chester. 908-832-2305. Monday Night Meditation Circle—7–8pm. Relax and recharge with Reiki Master Victoria at Monday Night Meditation @ Evolve Restorative Therapy. Feel the healing energy flow! Evolve Restorative Therapy, 523 Westfield Ave., 3rd Floor, Westfield. 908-361-6376. Reiki Share & Healing Circle—7–8:30pm. All are welcome. 811 Main St, Boonton, 2nd floor. $10. Because I Love You (B.I.L.Y.) Parent Support Group—7–8:30pm. Confidential self-help group for parents experiencing substance abuse issues with their children. Free. Jefferson Twp. BOE Community Room, 31 Rte. 181, Lake Hopatcong.

Monday Yoga Therapy—9:30am. Heal your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies through expert instruction and personal attention. Sadhana Yoga, 150 River Rd., Unit M4, Montville. 973-265-0665.

Yoga for Ultimate Beginners—8–9pm. For students brand new to yoga, this series covers the fundamentals of yoga from alignment basics to class etiquette. $90/six weeks. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Rte. 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848.

Energy Enhancing Blasts of Qigong with Sal Canzoneri—10am-11am. Energy healing. RSVP by 7pm day prior. Register at 908-879-3937. The Art of the Heart, 44 Main St., Chester.

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Life Path Lessons Experience—6–7pm. Learn key lessons that will bring more clarity to your life. What do you believe about yourself? Dress comfortably, bring a notebook and an open mind. Arrive 15 minutes early. Facilitated by Stephanie. $20 ($10 for college students). 127 Valley Rd., Montclair. Info@ 973-826-0367.

A Course in Miracles—7:30pm. Unity of Montclair, 84 Orange Rd., Montclair. $10 suggested donation. Contact Connie at 973-239-8402 for details.

Free Blood Pressure and Glucose Testing—10am3pm. Overlook Downtown. 357 Springfield Ave., Summit. 908-598-7997.


Open Level Yoga—5:30-6:30pm. A therapeutic inspired class for all levels of practice. It incorporates a blend of energizing movements, restorative postures, and meditation. Bring a yoga mat. $15. The Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-971-4890.

QiGong—11am–12pm. Learn how to take control and responsibility for your body, mind and spirit as certified QiGong therapist, Renee Dorn, helps you understand and alleviate energetic blockages that, if not addressed, can manifest disease in the body, discomfort in the spirit and distress to the mind. $5 for seniors 55 & up. Senior Resource Center, located inside the Church of the Messiah (Parish Hall) 50 Route 513, Chester. 908-879-2202.

Tuesday Yoga Foundations—9:15–10:15am. Learn the foundations of yoga in a safe, encouraging environment, while releasing stress and tension. $10/class. Breathing Room Center, 735 Rte. 94, Newton. 973896-0030.

A Course in Miracles—7:30pm. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. Garwood. Call Betsy Zipkin: 732469-0234. The Morris Music Men Quartet—7:30pm. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 300 Shunpike Rd., Chatham. Sing and socialize. Newcomers always welcome. 877-808-8697.

Christpaths—9:30am–noon. Second Tuesdays. Monthly spiritual sharing and practice group. Christ Church, 66 Highland Ave., Short Hills. Yearly tuition: $175. 908-277-2120. Information@

Restorative Yoga—7:30pm. Shed stress and unleash your body’s innate healing capacities through comfortably supported guided relaxations. Sadhana Yoga, 150 River Rd., Unit M4, Montville. 973-2650665.

Mat Pilates—Noon–1pm. Try your first class for free. Pilates at Pro Physical Therapy, 2 Emery Ave., Randolph. 973-895-9925. PilateswithAmy@

Book Study Group—7:30–9pm. Held at Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Rd., Lafayette. 973-383-6277.

Awareness Through Movement Classes with Diane Bates—12:30, 2 and 4:30pm. Ease pain, improve posture, prevent injury, increase energy and reduce stress. $15. Held at 24 Elm St., Room 1, Morristown. 973-534-8122. Yoga for Teens & Tweens—3:45–5:45pm. Aquarian Yoga Center, 641 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 908-884-4984. Yoga for Kids (Ages 2 to 4)—5–5:45pm. Drop in $25. More info at 973-944-0555. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 16-18 Elm St., Morristown. Yoga Level 1—6–7pm.Learn basic postures, breathing styles and meditation. Move in Grace, 294 Main St., Chester. Contact Jean Marie: 908-850-6475. Meditation—6:30–7:30pm. At Center for Spiritual Living of Morristown, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. SMART Recovery—6:30–8pm. Secular, sciencebased recovery group for support and assistance with all forms of addictive behavior. Free. Roxbury Twp. Library. 201-774-8323. Come Experience Enlightenment—7pm. Experience how to change every aspect of your life. We teach how to create using Thought Energy. Thought in Motion, 127 Valley Rd., Montclair. Creating with Thought Energy Experience— 7–8:30am. Class begins with slowing down the mind, and then teaches you lessons on how your thoughts create your reality. Energy work is included. Dress comfortably, bring an open mind and a notebook. Arrive 15 minutes early as class starts promptly at 7. Facilitated by Karina. $35. 127 Valley Rd., Montclair. Reservations: 973-826-0367. Meditation—7–8pm. Beginners and advanced are welcome to join a weekly guided meditation. Aquarian Sun Healing and Learning Center, 212A Main St., Lincoln Park. Donation: $10. Call or email before 5pm Tuesday to reserve a spot. 973-686-9100. Shamanic Journeys at Neolyth—7–9pm. Gathering for those who like to explore their Soul connection with Nature and Wisdom, while exploring the symbolic imagery of shamanic dreaming. $10 donation. NEOLYTH, 39 Glenridge Ave, Montclair. For info, contact Brian McGuire at

Chair Pilates—2–3pm. Learn Pilates based moves led by Instructor Lisa Franey to build core, abdominal and spinal muscle strength, improve posture, muscle control and coordination. $2 for seniors 55 & up. Senior Resource Center, located inside the Church of the Messiah (Parish Hall) 50 Route 513, Chester. 908-879-2202. Zumba—2–3pm. Take the «work» out of workout and join Renee Dorn for a senior friendly, calorieburning dance fitness party, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. $2 for seniors 55 & up. Senior Resource Center, located inside the Church of the Messiah (Parish Hall) 50 Route 513, Chester. 908-879-2202.


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White Oak Center Organic Co-Op—Every other Wednesday. Delivered by Albert’s Organics. Membership $20, then $35 bimonthly. White Oak Center, 33 Woodport Rd., Sparta. For more info, contact Brian Trautz at 973-729-1900 or BTrautz@ Pilates Mat/Tower—9–9:50am. Adding spring resistance to your Pilates workout can take your mat skills to the next level, building strength, coordination and balance. Limited to four participants. The Wellness Center of Northwest Jersey, Randolph Medical Arts Building 765 Rte. 10 East, Randolph. 973-895-2003. Yoga for Women’s Health—9:30–10:45am. Poses to help you better address menstruation, menopause, pelvic floor issues, and basic back care. The Karuna Shala, 855 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 208, 2nd Floor, Glen Ridge. Healing Meditations with Rev. Frankie—Noon. Center for Spiritual Living, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Free. 973-539-3333. Stress Reduction Group—Noon–1pm. Techniques to reduce stress, including positive thinking, guided imagery, gratitude affirmations and kindness meditation. $15. Chambers Center for Well Being. 435 South St., Morristown. 973-971-6301. Pilates for Everyone—5–6pm. Lengthen, strengthen, stretch and tone. Move in Grace, 294 Main St., Chester. For more information, contact Carrie Oesmann at 201-919-7811.

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Mindful Meditation—6–7pm. Each week, participants will be guided through a different meditation technique intended to reduce mental, emotional and physical stress through engagement with the senses. $15. The Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-971-4890. Meditation & Self-Reliance Classes—6pm. Learn how to quiet the mind by getting in touch with your Source and truly learn the art of loving yourself. Free. The Peace Within Spa & Holistic Wellness Center. 63 Beaverbrook Rd., Suite 105, Lincoln Park. Yoga as Medicine—6:15–7:30pm. Explore the interface of Hatha Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine. All levels welcome. The Karuna Shala, 855 Bloomfield Ave., Ste. 208, 2nd Floor, Glen Ridge. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship—6:30pm. First Wednesdays. Mid-week renewal services. 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-540-1177, ext. 203. Meditation Wednesdays—6:30–7:15pm. With Sue & Leslie. Guided meditation with sound, essential oils & other tools to assist in the meditation experience. $10. The Art of the Heart, 44 Main St. Chester. RSVP: via text 862-222-4268, email sue@ or call 908-879-3937. Teen Yoga—6:30–7:30pm. Age 13+. Teens learn to listen to their bodies as they move at their own pace promoting peacefulness, mental clarity and improved self-esteem. Carol’s Yoga Youngsters, 145 Washington St., Morristown. 973-898-0544. CarolsYogaYoungsters. com. Ascension: Guidance, Processes, Activations, & Integration—6:30–8:30pm. Be the Master of your subconscious mind, achieve self-love, guide your child consciousness, and transcend the negative ego. $25. Portal of Healing, 50 Main St., Chester. 201-841-0358. Awaken the Master Within—6:30–8:30pm. With Debbie Carcuffe. Identify and transform fear-based false beliefs. Realize how feelings unconsciously drive inappropriate behaviors and emotional reactions. Guided group healing and clearing meditation during each class. $25. Portal of Healing, Conscious Alignment with the Soul (top floor), 50 Main St., Chester. 201-841-0358. Community Acupuncture—6:30–8:30pm. Wed, 8/2, 8/16 & 8/30. Zelene Quiles, licensed acupuncturist, will give a brief introduction, answer any questions and follow with auricular acupuncture treatments for the group. Try acupuncture and relax. $15/person. NEOLYTH, 39 Glenridge Ave, Montclair. For info, contact Zelene Quiles, 917-684-9992. A Course in Miracles—7–8:30pm. 1st and 3rd Wed. Jeanne Uhl, RN, MA, Psychology facilitates this spiritual study group. The Unitarian Church in Summit, 4 Waldron Ave., Summit. Call or text Jeanne at 513-476-8186. Free Meditation Class—7–8pm. Learn how to manage stress and emotions through breathing techniques and meditation. A perfect introduction to meditation. Free. Art of Living Center for Peace and Meditation, 2nd fl., 104 Broadway, Denville. 973-400-9191.


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Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Support Group of Morristown—7–9pm. First Wednesdays, except July and August. Support for patients and their families. Speakers. 95 Madison Ave., Suite 109A, Morristown. 973-219-8092. Women’s Healing Circle—7–9pm. First Wednesdays. Support, share, bond and attain deep peace through guided meditation. Led by Lindsey Sass. $30.The Healing Center, 142 Main St., Bloomingdale. Preregister at 973-714-0765. Introduction to Soto Zen Practice—7:15pm. Hands-on instruction and explanation for seated and walking meditation. Dharma talk and discussion. By donation. Rev. Shofu Keegan, Empty Hand Zen Group, 22 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair. 908-6728782. Intuitive Tantric Meditation—7:30pm. Still your mind, experience your inner energies, and enjoy love and peace. Sadhana Yoga, 150 River Rd., Unit M4, Montville. 973-265-0665. The Morris County (West) Chapter of Holistic Moms Network—7:30pm. First Wednesdays. Held at Chester Field House, 107 Seminary Ave., Chester. AA Meeting (O-B-ST)—8pm. Open to those struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction. Free. Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave., Cranford.

Thursday Free BodySculpt Class—8:30–9:15am. Weekly. Free. Carefully and gently strengthen and tone your core and body using light weights and props. Benessere, The Center for Wellness, 510 Morris Ave., Summit. 908-277-4080. Healthy Food Prep Classes with Phyllis Deering—Noon, Third Thursdays. Learn about delicious and healthy food preparation.$25; 4 for $75. Contact Marnie at Mountain Lakes Organic Co-op, LLC, 10 Vale Dr., Mountain Lakes. 973-335-4469. White Oak Yoga—4:15–5:15pm. Gentle Yoga. Taught by Elizabeth Bell. Sparta Ambulance Bldg., 14 Sparta Ave., Sparta. 973-729-1900. Adolescent & Teen Boys Yoga (Elementary and Middle School)—6–6:45pm. More info at 973944-0555. The Yoga Way Center, 16-18 Elm St., Morristown. Pilates Sculpt—6–7pm. Pilates at Pro Physical Therapy, 2 Emery Ave., Randolph. 973-895-9925. Evening Yoga Series—6:15pm–7:30pm. For adults. All levels yoga series. Advance registration and monthly payment is required; Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

are just a few ingredients included in this new meditation experience. You will learn to slow down the mind while receiving energy work and guidance to help you find inner peace and happiness. Cost $25 Email or call 973-8260367 to reserve your space. $25. Thought In Motion, 127 Valley Road, Montclair. 973-826-0367. info@ The Sussex County Chapter of Holistic Moms— 7pm. Second Thursdays. Free. Held at Holy Counselor Lutheran Church, 68 Sand Hill Rd., Sussex. 973-347-1246. Yoga with Daniella—7pm.Yoga for all levels. $5 suggested donation. The First Presbyterian Church, 11-13 Main St., Franklin. $5 suggested donation. iwc Women’s Group—7–8:30pm. Thursdays. Therapeutic discussion group led by licensed professional counselors processing all life issues, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, divorce, life transition, stress, aging, care giving. iwc for medical, mind and body. 401 Rte. 24, Chester. 908-879-8700. YogaFlow—7–8:30pm. $15/Class or $50/4classes. Family Chiropractic Center, 28 Bowling Green Pkwy., Suite 1A, Lake Hopatcong. 973-663-5633. Potluck and Spiritual Chat—7–9pm. Free. Bring a potluck dish to share, share in a safe, loving environment. Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton-Sparta Rd., Unit 107, Newton. 973-500-8813. A Course in Miracles—7:30pm. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. Summit. Betsy Zipkin. 732469-0234. Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Support Group Meeting—7:30–9pm. We follow the ASCA meeting format and our goal is mutual support in a gentle and nonjudgmental environment. The Morristown Chapter of ASCA, Church of the Redeemer, 36 South St., Morristown. or A Course in Miracles—7:30–9pm. Second Thursdays. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Rd., Lafayette.973-383-6277. Unity of Sussex County.

Friday Yoga Flow—9:15–10:30am. $10/class. Breathing Room Center, 735 Rte. 94, Newton. 973-896-0030. Morning Yoga Series—9:30–10:45am for adults. All levels yoga series. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-2288776. Reiki Share & Healing Circle—10–11:30am. All are welcome. 811 Main St, Boonton, 2nd floor. $10.

Reiki Share—6:30–9pm. Fourth Thursdays. Experience Reiki’s healing touch by giving or receiving. All welcome. Free. Aquarian Sun, 212A Main St., Lincoln Park. 973-686-9100.

Qigong with Sal Canzoneri—10am-11am. Energy healing. RSVP by 7pm day prior. Register at 908879-3937. The Art of the Heart, 44 Main St., Chester.

Slow Down the Mind Meditation Class—7–8pm. Music, sound, textures, and movement, and aroma

Kripalu Yoga with Stacy Ackerman—11am– 12:15pm. Healing/calming mixed level class, spe-

cialty 45+. Beginners always welcome. First class $10. 1225 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph (Bright Heart Yoga - back building, 3rd floor). StacyAYoga@ 973-216-5829. Debtors Anonymous Meeting—5:30–6:30pm. Twelve-step meeting for those dealing with debt, overspending and under-earning. Downstairs Main Bldg. at Redeemer Church, 37 Newton Sparta Rd., Newton. 877-717-3328. Drum Circle—6pm. Weekly drum circle to get your spirit flowing with the ancient healing art of drumming. Learn new skills; connect with others in this warm and welcoming space. $20/class. Breathing Room Center, 735 Rte. 94, Newton. 973-997-0116. BreathingRoomCenter. com. Monthly Kirtan w/ Raghavendra & Tara— 7–9pm. Second Fridays. Bring your open heart to join us in chanting names of the Divine. Chants sheet and Chai provided. $5 donation at the door. Karuna Shala Yoga & Ayurveda, 10 Herman St., Glen Ridge. 973-743-1211. Reiki Share—7–9pm. Join with other Reiki practitioners and experience working on others. Suggested donation: $10-15. Divine Inspirations Bookstore, 217 Franklin Ave., Nutley. 973-562-5844. AA Meeting—7:30pm.St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 70 Maple Ave., Morristown. 973-538-0555. Evening of Prayer and Healing—7:30–9:30pm. Third Fridays. Join the Universal Healing family to heal all life on this planet and in this solar system, galaxy and universe. Bring finger foods to share. Growing Consciousness, 54 Canfield Rd., Morristown. Free. 973-292-5090. Al-Anon Meeting—8–9:30pm. Center for Practical Spirituality - Religious Science, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114.


Prenatal Yoga—9–10:15am. The Karuna Shala, 855 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 208, 2nd Floor, Glen Ridge. Spiritual Cinema—7pm. 2nd Saturdays. Free. Center for Spiritual Living, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3333. Spin & Stretch—9:30–10:15am. The Wellness Center of Northwest Jersey, Randolph Medical Arts Building 765 Rte. 10 East, Randolph. 973-895-2003. Tasting Life Twice: A Monthly Writing Circle—9:30–11:30am. Come to one session, or come to all. $20 drop-in. Interweave, 31 Woodland Ave. (2nd Floor of Calvary Episcopal Church’s Parish Office), Summit. 908-277-2120. Tai Chi—10–11:30am. A series of meditative movements that improve balance, lower blood pressure and decrease anxiety. All levels welcome. $20. The Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-971-4890. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Meeting—10–11:30am. Twelve-step recovery for food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. St. Clare’s Hospital Dover Campus, 400 West Blackwell St., Conference Room C, Dover. 973 945 2704. Ascension: Guidance, Processes, Activations, & Integration—10am–noon. Be the Master of your subconscious mind, achieve self-love, guide your child consciousness, and transcend the negative ego. $25. Portal of Healing, 50 Main St., Chester. 201-841-0358. Overeaters Anonymous Meeting—10:15am– 12:15pm. Weekly gathering of the free support group that helps people lose weight and keep it off. Downstairs meeting room, Parsippany Library. 973-335-1717. Reiki Class—10:30am. Taught by Roxana Salas of the Roxamor Center. County College of Morris, 30 Schuyler Pl., Suite 220 B, Morristown.

White Oak Yoga—8–9am. Mixed level. Taught by Elizabeth Bell. Sparta Ambulance Bldg., 14 Sparta Ave., Sparta. 973-729-1900.

Prenatal Yoga—10:30–11:45am. Helps relieve back pain, increase flexibility & teaches relaxation techniques.; 25 Main St., Stanhope.

“Men Who Care” Men’s Meeting—8:30–10am. First Saturdays. 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown.973-539-3114.

Integrated Yoga for Boys—1:15–2pm. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294

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Dr. Rosenfarb is world renowned in the field of holistic eye health. He is passionate about helping people with degenerative eye diseases. Learn of his astounding work in this area— call now to qualify for your free copy of his ground breaking book, “Recover Your Vision.” Additional specialties include glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and diabetic retinopathy. See ad on page 27.

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Readings & Spiritual Life Coaching by Lisa 17 Main Street, Sparta 973-570-7725 Specialists in all matters of life—love, career, luck, happiness, health and more. Past-Present-Future. Let me help guide you through those unanswered questions. Call today—no appointment necessary. For details on first reading special see ad on page 19.

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Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more. See ad on page 17.





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We provide natural permanent makeup application: microblading (hairstroke brows), powdered brows, eyeliner, lip blush, 3D realistic areola and nipple reconstruction, and natural skin rejuvenation treatments. Our permanent makeup and skin rejuvenation services can help enhance your natural beauty and make you feel more relaxed, confident and beautiful. See ad on page 11.

BIOFEEDBACK FEEDBACK LOOPS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND BIOFEEDBACK SERVICES Jill Broderick MS, OTR, BCB (NJ license # 46TR00167000/ Board Certified in Biofeedback, BCIA Certification #B5131) 37 Kings Rd., Ste. 101, Madison 973-586-6554 •

Biofeedback uses sensors attached to the body to magnify your body’s reactions in the form of a signal (lights, sounds, numbers, and colors) increasing awareness about your response at the present moment. Using this information or feedback along with therapeutic techniques you can learn how to regulate central nervous system functions, calming mind and body. Also called applied psychophysiology, biofeedback is a well researched and effective complimentary medical treatment for conditions such as chronic pain, stress related problems, anxiety with somatic components (muscle tension, gastrointestinal discomfort, headaches, tics, and pain) and attention disorders. It is also beneficial for improving performance in academics (reducing test anxiety, improving focused concentration). Please visit the above website for more details.

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Ann Ochs • Colon Hydrotherapist I-ACT Certified, Advanced Level Certified National Board for Colon Therapy Body Ecology Diet Certified 26 Elm St., Morristown 973-998-6550 • Ann Ochs has more than eight years experience as a colon hydrotherapist. She holds an advanced certification from the International Association of Colon Therapists (I-ACT), is certified by the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy, and is a certified body ecologist. Living Waters offers the Angel of Water®, an advanced colon hydrotherapy system, designed to offer the ultimate in privacy and dignity. The Center is under the medical direction of Kristine Profeta-Gedroic, MD, FAAFP. Call today for an appointment. See ad on page 13.


Sue Waldman, MA, LPC, BCC Counselors, Life & Business Coaching Karuna Relaxation Reiki® 973-857-9090 Licensed Psychotherapist and Inspirational Life Coach in private practice for over 23 years. Specialty certifications in career, health, wellness, energy leadership, long distance counseling, clinical supervision, grief recovery, advanced Karuna Reiki®, group counseling and published author. Inspiring, empowering and supporting people to reach their full potential is Sue’s passion. See ad on page 25.


Heidi Kiebler-Brogan, MA, LPC Far Hills~Cranford~Scotch Plains~NYC Distance Counseling Via FaceTime/Phone 908-456-1871 • Are you ready to take your life to the next level? At IE Counselingwe provide the tools, guidance and support you need. Whether you are struggling personally, within your relationships, family life or career we are here to help! We also work with children and teens. See ad on page 28.


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We focus on performing holistic dental care that is good for the body as well as teeth and gums. We put an emphasis on a more natural or holistic approach to dentistry. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Gashinsky treats the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. He seeks to improve his patients’ quality of life through holistic dental care that respects and honors the body. See ad on page 3.


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Hilary D. Bilkis, MS, CST CranioSacral Therapy • SomatoEmotional Release Work • Visceral Mobility Energy Healing • MELT Method Instruction 14 Pine St., Ste. 8, Morristown 973-479-2229 • Hilary uniquely blends CranioSacral Therapy with other healing modalities to alleviate chronic pain, headaches, stress and accumulated tension. Treatment benefits physical, emotional and energetic levels. Hilary facilitates the body’s self-healing process; gently releasing restrictions in the connective tissue and removing energy blockages. Using her intuitive abilities, she also helps release stored injury, trauma, memories and emotions. Clearing the body of stuck stress improves health, feelings of wellness, ability to feel calm, centered and empowered.

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Dr. Jacquelyn Hines 25 Lindsley Drive, Suite 207, Morristown 211 Broad Street, Suite 102, Red Bank 732-224-1280 732-224-1281 fax Dr. Jacquelyn Hines provides hands-on, compassionate care that focuses on evaluating and treating individuals holistically to create healing and wellness in the body, mind, and spirit. She combines her knowledge as a doctor of physical therapy and certified craniosacral therapist to treat patients throughout the lifespan. See ad on page 32.


David Frome PT, L.Ac, Adv. Rolfer Rebekah Frome PTA, LMT, Adv. Practitioner of Structural Integration Asbury Park, Montclair and Matawan, NJ • 973-509-8464 Strong grounding in Western medicine and deep commitment to holistic health. We offer Five Element Acupuncture and The Rolfing Technique of Structural Integration. Specialties include: reproductive health and fertility (men and women), environmental health, sports injuries, low back and neck pain, cancer and post-surgical recovery, pediatric developmental disabilities and Rolfing for babies and children. We also offer Austin Air cleaners, a highly effective air quality solution. Call us for a free consultation.


Lory Sison-Coppola Reiki Master, Past Life Regressionist, Huna, Crystal Children Advocate, Readings 5 East Main St., Ste., 28B, Denville 973-796-4661 The Center offers different modalities that will raise your Spiritual Awareness, heighten your vibrations. We are dedicated to understanding and providing for those with specific needs. Classes, Certifications, Healing sessions, readings and counseling are offered. See ad on page 37.


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Reshma Shah Westfield • 908-264-4344 • Reshma is a certified ThetaHealing Teacher and Practitioner with a passion in helping individuals recognize their limiting belief patterns and tap into their true potential. Her students learn the practice of Thetahealing and her clients benefit from one on one sessions healing them from illness, trauma, chronic pail, spiritual and emotional restriction giving them miraculous transformations. Reshma specializes in working with children and their parents teaching them mediation, the use of alteration in life style with Thetahealing® and the power of developing intuitive abilities to transform their lives to their desires. As per debut month, the first time clients get 25% off their first session. See ad on page 36.

Linda West, BA, ACH 55 Madison Ave., Morristown 973-506-9654 • Advanced Clinical Hypnosis using an interactive, personalized technique; based on a lengthy interview at our first session and dialogues at following sessions. I don’t talk “at” you; we both speak before and during your hypnosis. I also teach you self-hypnosis. Specializing in weight, stress, smoking, chronic pain, releasing the past, performance, obsessive thoughts, substance use, sleep, fears, confidence, and attention issues. Hypnosis can get you unstuck in virtually any area of your life. If you have constraints that you can’t seem to break through, hypnosis can free you and put you back in charge. Come for a free consultation to learn how you can reframe your past and design your future.





Shanda Barker 908-349- 0504 License Number: 18KT00525900

2 E. Northfield Rd. #5, Livingston 28 Mine St., Flemington 43 Tamarack Cir., Princeton 3400 Valley Forge Cir., King of Prussia, PA 908-996-3311 • With 30 years of experience Hypnosis Counseling Center of New Jersey is a full-service counseling center, using both traditional counseling methods and the art of hypnotherapy in private and group settings. We regularly hold adult education seminars, work with hospitals, fitness centers, and individuals who want to better their lives. We specialize in weight loss, stress, smoking, confidence building, phobias, insomnia, test taking, sports improvement and public speaking. The State of New Jersey and Fortune 500 Corporation alike employ our programs.

Tranquil massage treatment in the convenience of your home. Professional, licensed massage therapist trained to provide exceptional care in customized massage treatment and for therapeutic massage treatments on a regular basis. Use of various modalities that improve flexibility, range of motion, and stress relief. We are honored to be part of the process of uplifting our clients to sustain a balanced well-being. See ad on page 34.



Robert A. Bruckner, Board Certified Hypnotist 124 Little Falls Rd., Suite 206, Fairfield 973-370-2100 ofc • 973-370-2120 fax Hypnosis for medical pain issues, academic proficiency, sports success, smoking cessation and weight loss. It’s not just hypnosis, it’s Major Mindset Hypnosis. Get beyond whatever is holding you back. End pain, stop smoking, lose weight, eliminate fearful thoughts, nervous or anxious feelings and be your best! Call for free telephone consultation. See ad on page 7.

Visit 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 5.

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Next Level Healing of NJ, Inc., Denville 973-586-0626 • In addition to being a nurse, Susan is a nutritionist, colon therapist, and digestive health specialist with 31 years experience. Each specialty helps find the source of stress underlying your symptoms. Her counseling includes making the right food choices based on scientific testing, and using enzyme rich whole food supplements. To rid any lingering toxins, she offers closed-system colonics and infrared saunas, which can also help shed weight and ease aches. All holistic methods target restoring normal function and preventing chronic disease. Visit the website for upcoming lectures and time sensitive specials! See ad on page 34.


Dian Freeman, MA, MHHC Private Nutritional Consultations, Classes, Nutritional Certification Course Morristown, NJ 973 267-4816 Clinical Nutritionist Dian Freeman has a private practice in Morristown, NJ, she teaches a six-month nutritional certification course and has certified over 700 graduates in Holistic Health over the last 14 years. She also practices frequency biofeedback, teaches 1-day classes and lectures widely. Dian is currently finishing her doctorate in Medical Humanities at Drew University in Madison, NJ, and may be reached at 973 2674816, Email at or visit See ad on page 30.

ORGANIC SPA B.JONES ORGANIC SPA 62b South St, Morristown 973-538-1600

We believe you should shine from the inside out. Morristown’s only truly organic spa offering Facial, Massage, Reiki, Wellness Classes, and Spa Parties. See ad on page 24.





Brianna Sebasto 973-975-8341

“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.

PSYCHOTHERAPY JUDITH A. HANCOX, MSW, LCSW, BCETS Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress Founder-Shiome Therapy™ Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Gestalt, EMDR, Energy Psychologist, Children’s Therapist, Grief Specialist—Guided Afterlife Connections Succasunna 973-585-4660 • •

I’ve been guided to ancient and modern science methodologies that safely accelerate the emotional healing process. With 25+ years in private practice, blending Yoga, Gestalt, EMDR, Energy Psychology, & Essential Oils, Shiome Therapy, is my signature psychotherapy. I have certifications in Repair and Reattachment Grief Therapy, and Dr. Brian Weiss’ Past Life Regression Therapy. My manual & CDs have meditations with bi-lateral music helping accelerate relaxation, intensify concentration, and support transformation. For a deeply profound, spiritually synergistic process, experience Shiome’s psychotherapeutic ways and means. See ad on page 40.


Pompton Plains (Rte. 23) and Montclair 908-577-0053 • Do you suffer from anxiety or stress? Do you want to lose weight, stop smoking, gain self-confidence or change a habit? Do you need support and guidance through a life or career transition? Are you ready to achieve your goals, pursue your dreams, and actualize your potential? You CAN create the Life You Desire... I can help you MAKE IT HAPPEN! Using proven techniques such as Holistic Psychotherapy, Hypnosis, Stress Reduction, Reiki and Dream Interpretation, I help teens & adults create happier, healthier, more peaceful and fulfilling lives. Allow me to assist you! See ad on page 33.

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Cora Ciaramello L.E. C.P.E. LMT Aesthetician 420 Boulevard, Suite 107., Mountain Lakes 973-588-3668 Cora Ciaramello is a licensed and Board certified electrologist, aesthetician and massage therapist with 20+ years of experience. Natural approach and the latest esthetics, technology and equipment to improve skin and nourish body and soul to look your absolute best. New Client Special: Mention this publication and get 20% off your first appointment. See ad on page 29.


Karuna Ma Honerkamp, LMT Sound Shaman and Massage Therapist 39 Glenridge Ave, Montclair 917-216-8184 Healing with Sound, Touch, and Breath. Profound and lasting results: Deep regeneration and repair of the brain; better sensory performance; stronger sense of self; and emotional safety. “My greatest joy comes from sharing the experience and the love of being fully present in my body and my life.” Karuna Ma. See ad on page 14.


Lisa Mack, CCT, HHC Thermographer and Holistic Counselor See website for locations in NJ and NY 855-667-9338 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 16.

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VISION/EYE HEALTH DR. ANDY ROSENFARB, ND, LAC, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine; Board Certified in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine 332 South Ave. East, Westfield 908-928-0060 •

Dr. Rosenfarb is world renowned in the field of holistic eye health. He is passionate about helping people with degenerative eye diseases. Learn of his astounding work in this area— call now to qualify for your free copy of his ground breaking book, “Recover Your Vision.” Additional specialties include glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and diabetic retinopathy. See ad on page 27.


Dana Cilento-Murphy E-RYT 500, YACEP, Certified Celebrant Yoga and meditation instruction, ceremonies, spiritual workshops, retreats. My approach to spirituality integrates not only mind/body but also supports the connection between self/spirit. See ads on pages 22, 37.

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North Central NJ Edition

At the Chambers Center for Well Being, discover the benefits of integrative medicine – an approach to health dedicated to treating the mind, body and spirit. We offer a wide range of services including: ››Integrative physician

practice ››Health and wellness

programs ››Mindfulness-Based Stress



››Skin care services

››Yoga and meditation

››Nutrition counseling


››Cooking classes

››Energy therapies

››Parent coaching


For more information, call 973-971-6301 or visit us at

435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown, NJ 07960

PROGRESSIVE HOLISTIC DENTAL THERAPIES TRANSFORM QUALITY OF LIFE Patients travel from around the world to experience world class quality, service and expertise Denville is famous for its medical community. So, it’s no surprise that a perfect smile is a must have item in this friendly town. Hand crafting those smiles is the life work of Dr. Steiner and Dr. Fine. Their office’s reputation has spread so far that they now treat patients from around the world; often doing more smile makeovers in a single month that some dentists do in a lifetime. They also offer an amazing alternative for those living with missing teeth. This dramatic advancement in the field of dental implantology now makes it possible for many patients to switch from dentures to permanent implant supported teeth in only a few hours. This new approach can be used to replace a single missing tooth or an entire mouth. Patients leave the office after just one appointment with a beautiful and strong smile. Discomfort is so minimal that most patients eat a light meal that evening. Upon entering the front door you will immediately know that this is no ordinary dental office, because that’s what most people say upon seeing it for the first time. Among the practice’s notable patients are actresses, actors, astronauts, models and TV personalities. However most of the doctor’s patients are everyday people who just want to look their best. Drs. Steiner, Fine and Kwiatkowski have focused their practice on those areas about which they are highly passionate. (After all you wouldn’t ask your family doctor to do heart surgery.) Those areas are Cosmetic Dentistry. Trained at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for advanced dental studies, they have devoted over sixty combined years to perfecting their skills and have placed over 100,000 cosmetic restorations. Their main focus is on CoSMeT­ IC and FULL MoUTH reCoNSTrUCTIoN cases. This includes Implant Dentistry and Neuromuscular orthodontics, which can avoid unecessary removal of teeth. Many people do not realize that dental problems may be the cause of headaches, migraines, shoulder, back and neck pain, noisy jaw joints and pains in the TMJ. Drs. Steiner, Fine and Kwiatkowski pride themselves in having Morris County’s premier head, neck and jaw pain relief center. Their office also offers a “limited warranty” that provides free repair or replacement of restorative dental work, when a patient’s regular hygiene visits are maintained. This kind of security could only be offered by truly World Class Dentists. This is why their motto is: “Experienced professionals make the difference.” Aesthetic Family Dentistry is pleased to offer Gentle Laser Periodontal Therapy (GLPT) to treat moderate to advanced gum disease, a condition linked to other serious health issues including heart disease and diabetes. This gentle and less invasive superior state-of-the-art procedure eliminates the need for traditional surgery. oral DNA and HPV testing is also available to determine a patient’s periodontal health, as well as detect any possible genetic proclivity toward gum issues.

Aesthetic Family Dentistry, PA 35 West Main Street, Suite 208, Denville, NJ 07834


Alan B. Steiner, DMD • Derek Fine, DMD • Jenni Kwiatkowski, DDS

Natural Awakenings North Central NJ - August 2017  

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