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Healing the Hard Stuff Natural Approaches


Resolve Major Illnesses


How to Wisely Communicate with Kids

Crazy-Good Condiments

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Reasons to Love a Cat

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Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.



How to Communicate with a Child


DIY Versions Add Zest and Nutrients




Natural Approaches Resolve Major Illnesses

41 FIVE REASONS TO LOVE A CAT They Bring Health and Happiness Home



Exercising Reduces Symptoms



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The Day a Mother is Born M

ay brings sunshine and flowers, and a new energy to the Northeast. It also brings us Mother’s Day. Of course, every day should be Mother’s Day, but that’s another column. I was pondering what to write here when I thought of my wife, Asta, and her experience in becoming a mother. I remember how she was consumed with fear as her pregnancy progressed toward delivery. As part of her family dynamics, she had had very little, if any, experience with newborns, including holding one. In addition, she was just about to enter her forties, so she had a lot going on. Reading, talking, getting advice, going to classes—everything leading up to delivery was just a fog that covered up her insecurities. Having moved from Lithuania, she had no family around the corner and only a small circle of friends to lean on. I understood just how tough it was for her. I’m sure that, despite me being there, she most likely felt alone at times. I know she was frightened—of child birth, of motherhood, of the future. Everything about taking care of a newborn “scares me to pieces,” she would tell me. It’s amazing to watch nine months of motherhood, and the miracle of birth take place. Every one of those memories reminds me to pay attention or you might miss something important. A few false hospital trips added to the ongoing anxiety, but eventually we got there, and two new persons emerged—a mother and a son. That there is an inborn, innate ability to be a mother, to know just what to do as a mother, is hard to believe, but it is true. When a child is born, a mother is born too. If you have ever been in a delivery room when a new baby is put in a mother’s arms, there is an energy that takes over. Love almost takes on an energy of existence that you can reach out and touch. Time seems to stop, and pure love enters the room, no barriers, no thoughts, just an overwhelming feeling of love, of motherhood. It is still the only time in my life that I can identify as really being in the moment, and that experience is priceless. Asta became a new person that day. Like all of us, she has experienced the twisting roads of learning to be a parent. Since then my wife has built this unbelievable and indestructible foundation for our family through a mother’s love, and that love is why it should be Mother’s Day every day. Although this is a personal story it really is no different than millions of stories. Mothers deliver every day, in nurturing, caring for, and loving us. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers…and to all who care for others with a mother kind of love.

Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~Erich Fromm

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Re-Birth of Holistic Chamber of Commerce Millburn/Short Hills


r. Gashinsky, of the Holistic Dental Center in Millburn, opened the first Holistic Chamber of Commerce in September 2016 in order to help holistic practitioners and business owners network and grow. Since then, the organization has expanded the way they offer information through the use of Skype. On Tuesday, May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m., Joe Dunne, owner of Natural Awakenings Magazine’s North Central NJ edition, will be presenting a talk at the office of Dr. Lorraine Maita, MD in Summit. He will discuss advertising in today’s world, the origins of Natural Awakenings and why writing articles and blogging are so important. The Holistic Chamber of Commerce connects people to providers of holistic care and services. This includes holistic professionals, practitioners, business owners, resource providers and their products, services and solutions. By offering HCC members from other states a chance to participate in a Skype presentation, the Millburn chapter is able to provide more information to the local group as well. HCC hosts live and engaging presentations and its members support each other and our communities. Together, we can create a world of healthier people on a happier planet. Location: 64 River Road, 1st Floor, Summit (next to the Equinox). For more information, visit NJ-Millburn. See ad on page 3.


ave you ever had a gut feeling? Maybe you have a curiosity and desire to explore your gifts? At Blossoming into Light, in Chester, we offer a class, taught by Reverends Sue Freeman and Leslie Treloar, in which participants can explore their intuitive and spiritual gifts in a safe space. Each weekly class includes a discussion, guided meditation and exercises geared to assist you in developing trust in yourself and the information you are receiving. Topics of discussion may include the psychic senses, auras, chakras, ascension, tools to raise your vibration and more. The Intuitive and Spiritual Development class is available on Monday evenings, as well as Wednesday and Saturday mornings beginning in June. Sue is the founder of The Art of the Heart where she has taught this class for nine years. Teaching and guiding others has been an unbelievable blessing for her. Leslie, the founder of Blossoming into Anandha, has a gentle way of helping others in opening up to their gifts and has a passion for sharing tools, ideas and inspirations with her students. Together, Sue and Leslie formed a partnership called Blossoming into Light, focusing on assisting others in self-mastery. Blossoming into Light is an oasis offering classes, events and consultations designed to help raise consciousness as well as shift into the divine blueprint. Location: Blossoming into Light, IWC, 401 Route 24, Chester. For more information, call 862222-4268, email Sue@ or visit See ad on page 16.

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Dr. George Wang to Co-Chair Integrative Medicine Symposium


r. George Wang, MD, PhD, an integrative medicine physician and Founder of Wisdom Health and Wellbeing in Short Hills, will be co-chairing a symposium at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health in Baltimore, Maryland on May 8 to 11. At the event, healthcare practitioners and faculty members from a large consortium of academic medical centers will gather to present research findings and clinical experiences and learn from each other. In addition to his integrative medical practice, Dr. Wang is on the adjunct faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Location: Wisdom Health and Wellbeing, 1st Floor West, 51 John F Kennedy Parkway, Short Hills. For more information, call 973-6711868, email, or visit WisdomHeal. com. See ad on page 7.

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The Divine Spark Within Workshop


e are all light beings that can be guided by the inner voice of the light. There is an Indian saying “men thunder, women rain.” As women, our emotional makeup literally pours through us. While we use our powers to empathize, we also need to balance that ability with healthy boundaries. Our boundaries can come from the development and strengthening of our gifts of connection to our souls. On Saturday, May 26th at 2 pm, Nancy Weber is hosting a four-hour workshop, entitled The Divine Spark Within, in Denville. It’s an excursion into empowering the soul’s voice in our lives. As a nurse, practicing psychic/medium, animal communicator, psychic detective and medical intuitive, Nancy keeps stretching herself into the unknown. Inward journeys are about discovering our powers and creating spiritual fulfillment. We are always revealing more of our powers, more of our purpose. Inner guidance continues to unfold as we tap into uncharted waters of life. For more information, call Nancy at 973-586-3936 or email To register, visit DivineSparkNJ. See ads on pages 21 and 30.

Holistic Dental Center Offers Live Holistic Webinars


r. Vladimir Gashinsky, DDS ND AIAOMT, of the Holistic Dental Center offers free live webinars on a variety of holistic based topics. The next live webinar, discussing tips for relieving dental anxiety naturally, is scheduled for Thursday, May 17 from 7 to 8 pm. In addition to this month’s topic, other webinars are available on subjects like demystifying tooth meridians, supplements and homeopathy in dentistry, fighting inflammation holistically, the importance of supplements, and why we love holistic dentistry. The Holistic Dental Center focuses on performing holistic dental care that is good for the teeth and gums, as well as the body. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Gashinsky treats the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. He seeks to improve his patients’ quality of life through holistic dental care that respects and honors the body. To register for the webinar and view the previous topics, visit Subscribe to our YouTube channel for information about their holistic practice, procedures, patient testimonials, tips and news. Location: Holistic Dental Center, 91 Millburn Avenue, Millburn. For more information, call 973-379-9080 or visit See ad on page 3.

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Boost Your Health with a Myers Cocktail


orningStar Family Health Center is pleased to announce a new addition to their extensive list of services: the Myers cocktail. While it may sound like a drink served at happy hour, it’s actually an intravenous vitamin infusion containing Vitamin C, Vitamin B12 and B-complex, and is used to enhance the immune system, improve fatigue and reduce symptoms of many conditions. “The Myer’s cocktail works by increasing the concentration of several essential vitamins and nutrients in the blood,” states Dr. Jean Golden-Tevald. “When nutrients are injected into the vein, the digestive system is bypassed, making energy produced more efficiently in the cells.” While not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle, a Myers cocktail may give your body the boost it craves! Location: MorningStar Family Health Center, 54 Old Highway 22, Clinton. For more information, call 908-735-9344 or visit See ad on page 37.

Barbara Steingas: Radiant Life Coach


arbara Steingas is an awardwinning and best-selling inspirational author, motivational speaker, spiritual healer and Radiant Life Coach. In her program, she shares the successful strategies she used to overcome the challenges in her own life in order to help others. “We are all meant to shine our full light of health, happiness and joy so we can transform ourselves from being the victim of our circumstances to the hero or heroine of our journey,” she explains. Steingas is committed to helping others find their missing pieces and nourishing their optimal physical health, emotional and mental happiness, and spiritual joy so they can live the life they want and deserve. Her compassionate approach helps her identify and reveal the limiting thoughts, emotions and beliefs that are blocking clients from achieving their goals and dreams. “I am dedicated to each client’s success and strive to help them reach their full potential, so they can radiate their unique light on the world,” says Steingas.. For more information, call 908-391-4463 or visit BarbaraSteingas. com. See ad, page 21.

New Jersey Natural Medicine Opens in Bedminster


aturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist, Dr. Jason Frigerio has expanded his solo practice to a beautiful new office in Bedminster. On Wednesday, May 30, from 5 to 7 pm, join Dr. Frigerio in celebrating the grand opening of this new space. See the facility and listen to the doctor talk about his practice. On Saturday, June 2, from 12 to 4 pm, come to New Jersey Natural Medicine’s open house event. Learn more about the practice, meet the doctor and see what all of the excitement is about!

Since opening in 2004, Dr. Frigerio has treated countless patients with Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and Biological Medicine with one guiding principal in mind: to observe and treat the whole person, not just his or her symptoms. This new space allows for the ability to treat more patients with more treatment options.  Location: New Jersey Natural Medicine, 2424 Lamington Road, Bedminster. For more information, call 973-2672650 or visit See ad on page 2.

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New guidelines that change the criteria for healthy blood pressure mean that nearly half of U.S. adults are now considered to have high blood pressure. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have redefined the condition as being 130/80 instead of 140/90, a change considered by critics as overly beneficial to pharmaceutical companies. This criteria includes 80 percent of people over 65, triples the diagnosis for men under 45 and doubles it for women younger than 45. The revised guidelines encourage adopting lifestyle strategies in early stages of rising blood pressure like exercise, diet, weight loss and smoking cessation. Evidence-based alternative methods noted in a Canadian study include coenzyme Q10, dark chocolate, qigong, slow breathing, Transcendental Meditation and vitamin D. 10

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In a survey of 171 midlife American women, more than 80 percent reported using complementary and alternative medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers discovered. The most common choice was herbal teas, followed by women’s vitamins, flaxseed, glucosamine and soy supplements. Only 34 percent of the non-Hispanic white women and 14 percent of the Hispanic women discussed it with their doctors.


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Young Women Outdo Male Peers in Oxygen Uptake Young women process oxygen about 30 percent faster and more efficiently than men when they begin exercising, according to a new study from Canada’s University of Waterloo. The ability to extract oxygen from the blood is an important fitness marker, which the researchers tested by having 18 young men and women exercise on treadmills. The women’s superior results indicate they are naturally less prone to muscle fatigue and poor performance. “The findings are contrary to the popular assumption that men’s bodies are more naturally athletic,” observes lead author Thomas Beltrame, Ph.D. Previous research had found that older men and male children tend to have faster oxygen uptake than women.

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When an adult looks into the eyes of a baby, a synchronization of brain waves occurs that could indicate an intention to communicate, concludes a Cambridge University study of 36 infants. This coordinating supports the baby’s early learning and communication skills, according to the researchers. The effect, which researchers measured via electroencephalogram (EEG)-wired skullcaps, was strongest with eye-to-eye contact and weaker when the adult’s head was turned away. The more vocalizations—little sounds—the baby made, the greater their brainwaves synchronized with the adult.

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Yoga Soothes the Blues

Girls born to 754 Swedish mothers that used acetaminophen during pregnancy showed less ability in acquiring early language skills at 30 months of age, report Mount Sinai Health System study researchers. If the mothers took acetaminophen more than six times in early pregnancy, their daughters (but not their sons) were nearly six times more likely to have language delays than girls born to mothers that didn’t take the drug. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 65 percent of pregnant women in this country use acetaminophen, which is marketed for pain and fever relief in Tylenol and Exedrin, and included in many over-the-counter formulations such as NyQuil and Robitussin.

Taking a 90-minute hatha yoga class twice a week for eight weeks steadily lowered symptoms of depression in all 20 men and women with mild to moderate forms of clinical depression that participated in a recent University of California, San Francisco, study. Another 18 depressed adults attending an attention control class for the same period of time, afterwards had somewhat lower depression scores overall, but less than half the improvement, plus they showed greater mood fluctuation.

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Seniors Eating Mediterranean Diet Retain Independence Seniors that ate a Mediterranean diet high in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts and legumes were able to live independently longer, had fewer falls and fractures, and were less frail, according to recent research. In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, University College London researchers analyzed the eating habits and health data of 5,789 participants in studies in France, Spain, Italy and China. “People that followed the Mediterranean diet the most were overall less than half as likely to become frail over a nearly fouryear period compared with those that followed it the least,” says lead author Katy Walters, Ph.D. The researchers also noted that the plant-based diet may help older people maintain muscle strength, activity, weight and energy levels.

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Meds in Urban Streams Drive Microbial Resistance

A new study published in the journal Ecosphere confirms that in urban streams, persistent pharmaceutical pollution can cause aquatic microbial communities to become resistant to drugs. Researchers evaluated the presence of pharmaceuticals, including painkillers, stimulants, antihistamines and antibiotics, in four streams in Baltimore, Maryland. Then they measured the microbial response to drug exposure. Selected study sites represented a gradient of development from suburban to urban. Emma Rosi, an aquatic ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and lead author on the study, explains, “Wastewater treatment facilities are not equipped to remove many pharmaceutical compounds. We were interested in how stream microorganisms, which perform key ecosystem services like removing nutrients and breaking down leaf litter, respond to pharmaceutical pollution. When we expose streams to pharmaceutical pollution, we are unwittingly altering their microbial communities, yet little is known about what this means for ecological function and water quality.”

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Recycled Plastic Transforms into Prosthetics The emerging technology of three-dimensional (3-D) printing can benefit the world in many ways. Re:Purpose for Good, in Australia, creates robotically 3-D printed prosthetic devices from recycled plastic and e-waste. It’s difficult to customize prosthetics, so more invasive surgery is often needed to make standard sizes fit the patient. Other companies produce 3-D printed prosthetic hands and arms, but Re:Purpose for Good customizes both hands and feet at a much lower cost. The company’s robotics and prosthetics engineer Gerardo Montoya, who had been working on 3-D printing prosthetics for children in Mexico, merged the idea with a desire to do something about the 8 million tons of plastic entering the oceans. Along with plastic waste, they also use e-waste such as discarded smartphones that have all the circuitry and microprocessors needed for advanced features. The company even plans to teach their prosthetic-making process to children as part of their science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) curriculum, so they can learn 3-D printing skills. They’re making it open source so more people can get involved without patent restrictions.


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Africans Unite to Save Rhinos

The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit aims not only to protect rhinoceroses in South Africa by patrolling the Balule Nature Reserve, in Greater Kruger National Park, but to also be a role model in their communities. It’s the first majority-female, anti-poaching unit in the country. Founded in 2013 by Transfrontier Africa NPC to protect the Olifants West Region of Balule, the Black Mambas were invited within a year to expand into other regions, and now protect all boundaries of the reserve. These 32 young women and two men want their communities to understand that the benefits are greater through rhino conservation rather than poaching, as they address the local social and moral decay that results from poaching. Their concern is also for their children’s sake because the sham economy has corrupted morals and brought narcotics into their communities. To make a donation, visit

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Grocer Shuns Plastic Trays

The British supermarket chain Iceland is planning to eliminate or drastically reduce plastic packaging for more than 1,000 of its house-label products by the end of 2023, switching to paper-based trays instead. Nigel Broadhurst, joint managing director of Iceland, explains that the typical ready meal was packaged in a particularly bad way. “It is currently in a black plastic tray. That black plastic is the worst possible option in terms of toxins going into the ground and the ability to recycle that product.” He also notes that instead of the usual plastic bag, grocers could put netting around a bunch of apples the same as with oranges. Iceland’s research found that 80 percent of shoppers would endorse a supermarket’s move to go plastic-free.

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Artistically decorated rocks featuring inspirational messages are turning up in Mobile, Alabama, and along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline as part of The Kindness Rocks Project (TheKindnessRocksProject. com). Anyone can paint rocks and “plant” them for someone else to discover. Likewise, everyone is invited to hunt for kindness rocks. Those that find a rock are free to take it, plant it somewhere else or leave it for someone else to find. The grassroots movement was created to spread inspiration and motivation for unsuspecting recipients through the random placement of the rocks in public spaces. The goal is to encourage others to find creative ways to reach out and brighten someone else’s day unexpectedly, whether it’s through kindness rocks, love notes or random acts of generosity.

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As ambitious folks undertake spring cleaning, questions arise about what is and isn’t recyclable, as well as how to do the right thing on an ongoing basis. The world can benefit from our efforts: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that every ton of recycled paper saves the energy equivalent of 322 gallons of gasoline, while a ton of aluminum cans saves 21 barrels of oil. Putting the wrong items into a recycle bin demands extra time and effort at local facilities. We can test our knowledge by taking this short true or false quiz. Please note that local standards may vary, so check for specifics. 1. Both paper and plastic bags are recyclable. 2. All paper in the form of phone books, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper and paperboard, is recyclable. 3. Cardboard pizza boxes can be recycled despite absorption of grease and food residue. 4. Aluminum, steel and tin-plated cans can all go in the recycling bin. 5. Some of these items are recyclable: Styrofoam food containers and cups, used paint cans, sewing needles, non-empty aerosol cans, garden hoses and clothing. 6. Recycling broken glass is the same as intact glass. 7. It’s easy to recycle a broken or outmoded cell phone or laptop computer. 8. It’s vital to recycle office and other paper. Answers: 1. False; generally, only paper bags are recyclable unless a grocer or big-box retailer has its own program for plastic bags. 2. True 3. False 4. True, if free of harmful chemical residue. 5. False; generally, none are recyclable. Notable exceptions for foam are detailed at; shipping storefronts may accept foam packing peanuts. 6. False; put broken light bulbs and other shattered glass in the trash; bring all fluorescent bulbs to a local building supply store. 7. True; many consumer electronics retailers and manufacturers, states and charities offer options to recycle or donate devices. Visit RecyclingForCharities. com,, or 8. True; 30 percent of landfill trash generated annually is paper, outweighed only by plastic and food waste. May 2018


Artificial Sweeteners Hinder Weight Loss and Wreck Your Health By: Kathy D’Agati

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veryone knows eating sugar causes weight gain, diabetes and other health problems. That’s why many people switch from sugar to artificial sweeteners, believing the zero calorie sweeteners are a healthier alternative. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Why do artificial sweeteners cause so much damage to the body? Exposure to the chemicals in artificial sweeteners creates changes in your gut bacteria, or microbiome. An imbalance in your microbiome causes dysbiosis, which leads to inflammation. Common inflammatory disorders include obesity, type 2 diabetes, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. Additional complications can include autoimmune disease, allergies, IBD, cancer and cardiovascular disease. An unhealthy microbiome causes people to get fat, sick, anxious, tired and depressed. Since diet drinks don’t contain sugar, they don’t cause the body to secrete the hormone insulin. Insulin both lowers blood sugar and reduces the appetite. Studies show people who drink diet sodas end up eating more food, consuming more calories and eventually developing obesity. In a new study, published in the highly-respected journal JAMA Neurology, reveals that for those who drank one or more artificially sweetened sodas a day, the risk of stroke was almost tripled, with a similar finding for Alzheimer’s risk. This is especially important because when it comes to strokes as well as Alzheimer’s disease, modern medicine offers little hope for patients. French researchers published a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on the health effects of artificial sweeteners in relation to diabetes. They found that those who drank sugar-sweetened drinks had a 34% increase risk of type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, the women who drank artificially sweetened beverages had more than doubled that risk of developing diabetes.

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udley Evenson didn’t set out to devise a strategy to foster constructive, nurturing communications between parents and their offspring. Yet as she and her husband, Dean, raised their three children decades ago, timeless guiding principles emerged. “We were like other parents—learning and growing along with our children,” says Evenson, a certified professional life coach, musician and co-founder of the instrumental recording label Soundings of the Planet (, in Bellingham, Washington. “Then, in the early 1980s, I met Joshua Halpern, who wanted to include our perspectives and techniques in his book, Children of the Dawn: Visions of the New Family.” So she shared her way of cultivating kind, caring and empathetic youngsters that has worked for two generations of her family: “Our role is not to impose our beliefs on children and grandchildren, but to guide and help them develop their dreams, visions, paths and passions.” Other experts agree.

Stay Clear. Evenson contends that

children are often mirrors of the surrounding moods and attitudes, so our example is paramount. “Children absorb our feelings and emotions,” says Melanie Hogin, a social worker who counsels foster families in greater Nashville.“‘Transference’ is its textbook term. Stay calm and clear when you are around children, and keep the lines of communication open.”

Be Consistent. Evenson maintains,

“Mom and Dad or the primary parental figures should try to establish a unified, mutually supportive program.” “Consistency is one of the cornerstones of effective parenting,” says Dana CooleyKeith, with 20 years of experience working with families in crisis in Northwest Georgia. “Even if it’s hard, it’s particularly important for divorced parents to be consistent and on the same page. Otherwise, it creates stress for the entire family, adding more confusion to a child’s life when the noncustodial parent allows something the custodial parent doesn’t.”

Be positive, honest, flexible, reasonable and understanding. “It is key to explain things to children and to listen

to them,” says Evenson’s daughter, Cristen Olsen, of Seattle, who raised her daughter using her family’s guiding principles, and now uses them as a nanny. “It helps them learn how to process situations and find their own resolutions to difficult problems.” Olsen says she becomes a mediator when the siblings she cares for don’t agree. “We solve the problem together by hearing all sides, talking through the issues and reaching for understanding. Many times, the kids come up with their own solutions.”

Provide meaningful boundaries and restrictions.

Kids typically push to find their limits. “Establish limits and boundaries when children are young,” says Cooley-Keith. “They will be more accepting of rules if you establish them earlier, rather than later. Most often, boundaries provide security for kids.”

Accept their point of view. Evenson always encouraged

her children to voice their opinions. “This is a great point,” says Hogin. “For children to learn to have opinions and speak out, we must value what they say. We don’t have to agree with everything they say, but should listen and encourage them to find their voice and use their words.”

Trust children. “Believe in them,” affirms Evenson. “Be on their side. Let them feel your support and love.”

Don’t nag. “We all want children to develop their own sense of responsibility,” Olsen says. “I find making strong eye contact reinforces my words, so I don’t have to nag or repeat myself often.”

Be available, rather than putting kids on the spot in public. “If you correct or redirect a child in front of others, they will probably be focused on being embarrassed and fail to understand the lesson or reasoning a parent is trying to project,” says Hogin. “Taking a step back and working out an issue one-on-one is usually more appropriate and effective.”

Maintain good habits. Evenson emphasizes the character

strength that comes from observing and practicing good habits and healthy lifestyles that avoids gossip and incorporates creative exploration of life. This includes “Doing everything in love,” she notes. Such all-encompassing love balances love for our own children with love for all children and respect for all life.

Be patient with yourself. “No one is perfect,” Evenson

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hermography is a highly sensitive study of the largest, most intelligent and most available organ of the body: the skin. Many have seen the multi-colored images generated by thermography tests, but with little awareness of the wealth of information revealed. The U.S. FDA accepts the following indications for use: “Thermography is intended for use as an adjunct to other clinical diagnostic procedures for quantifying and screening of differences in skin surface temperature changes.” Simply put, the definition covers every inch of the body, and allows thermography a supplemental place with recognized diagnostic tests, e.g., x-ray, mammogram, MRI, CT, etc. In fact, because the FDA specifically identifies thermography as an adjunct to mammography, anyone who has ever had a mammogram may also have a thermogram. Thermography analyzes skin temperature changes on the surface of the body. This may sound simple, but the skin is like the body’s central processing unit; it’s a communication hub that functions as an interactive, bi-directional network of interconnections, sharing information between all systems, including but not limited to the neurological, immune and

endocrine functions and pathways. The skin has the information, and thermography functions as the monitor, measuring and evaluating the metabolic signals and telling the story as it happens. The skin offers non-verbal communication about our health that we can often see, even with our naked eyes; color changes can indicate a lack of oxygen, trauma, and exposure to chemicals, radiation, hot and cold conditions, embarrassment and stress. It also betrays signs of alcohol and tobacco abuse. These signs, along with visible skin disorders, are often a sign of morbidity or advanced damage, even psychological disorders. Thermography, however, gives us a different, more telling look at the skin that we cannot see with our eyes. The skin is constantly experiencing dynamic change. Change that emits from the body as subtle voltage variations and thermography is the interface offering another set of eyes for the invisible, unique non- verbal communication. Not only is the skin a recipient of signals, it also produces hormones that are released into circulation. Even before the patient or provider is aware, the skin is already shouting “there are issues here!” and this invisible warning can be detected with an infrared device. Thermography, or infrared imaging with its heightened sensitivity, allows us the ability to observe the body in the process of prioritizing problem areas for self-healing, and guides us to investigate these health clues with greater focus. Today, people are more actively engaged in their commitment to stay healthy. Thermography is proving to be a useful, safe and inexpensive tool which anyone can include for personally monitoring their health.

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hile not essential to every dish or meal, condiments provide extra flavoring, final flourishes and added enjoyment to any dish. Such meal accompaniments range from vinegars to spreads and sauces, finishing spice mixtures and natural salts. America’s previous king of condiments was ketchup. Today, according to a

sodium, gluten, monosodium glutamate (MSG), artificial flavors and unpronounceable preservatives, according to Dana Angelo White, a registered dietitian in Fairfield, Connecticut. Homemade versions of condiments provide a happy alternative. They not only taste great, but can be good for us. “Certain condiments add more to your meals than flavor—some actually improve your health,” says White. The potassium in homemade mustard is good for the digestive system through stimulating the flow of saliva, suggests a study in the Indian Journal of Medical Research. Homemade ketchup made with small cooked tomatoes is rich in lycopene, a nutrient that protects heart health, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. White’s fresh-made “THE Green Sauce,” full of vitamin-rich avocado and cilantro, is replete with antioxidants (

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he field of integrative health and medicine continues to grow, as health care consumers choose complementary and alternative therapies for their health conditions. But what exactly is “integrative health” or “integrative medicine,” and how can healthcare consumers choose wisely? “Integrative medicine,” or the more recent term, “integrative health,” refers to health care practiced in such a way that

addresses whole-person health and makes optimal use of both conventional medical treatments and time-honored traditional healing modalities to bring about healing in body, mind, and spirit. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Despite this fact, conventional medicine views the human body as a machine with

smaller fixable parts. With this view comes treatment strategies that rely primarily on the use of medications or procedures to treat the dysfunctional body part(s). While these strategies are highly effective for treating acute conditions or traumas, they often fall short when it comes to reversing chronic conditions, such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. An integrative health approach, on the other hand, addresses the health of the whole person at the root level and cherishes opportunities to achieve true healing. For example, why does a person become diabetic? While genetics do play a part, lifestyle choices and environmental factors often play an even greater role. Eating refined carbs (such as white pasta, white bread, or white rice) and sugary or processed foods over many years, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, can ultimately be the root-cause of this disease. Knowing this, it becomes obvious that only treating diabetes with medications that may lower blood sugar levels, without fundamentally addressing the risk factors

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that will eventually lead to diabetes-related outcomes such as heart diseases and strokes, does not truly heal the person. To achieve true healing holistically, we must understand what constitutes wholesome nutrition, what habitual or social forces continue to prevent a person from adopting healthy lifestyle choices (such as stress and family influences), and what purposes and life goals motivate a person to pursue a path to health. An effective integrative health treatment plan considers these and other factors, so that healing in body, mind and spirit actually happens. The result is that optimal blood sugar levels are achieved, often without the need (or with a much-reduced need) for medications. In turn, physical, mental, and social well-being are restored. Research has shown that treating health conditions in a holistic way is associated with better health outcomes and measurable changes in laboratory tests. Dr. Dean Ornish found that people with coronary heart disease who underwent a lifestyle intervention, including a whole-food, plant-based diet, meditation, stretching, aerobic exercise, smoking cessation, and group psychosocial support, had a reduction in the blockage in their coronary arteries over five years. Interestingly, patients in the control group had an increase in the artery blockage. Men with early-stage prostate cancer who followed a similar lifestyle change program were able to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cell lines eight times more than the men who did not make such changes. This finding suggests that lifestyle changes resulted in the presence of substances in the blood that have anticancer effects. Many complementary therapeutic modalities are used as part of an integrative health approach to care, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, chiroprac-

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Minimally invasive ozone implants are very different from the traditional implants. At the initial visit we take an impression of the area that is going to have the implant. There is no need to cut a flap of gum, a tiny hole is made through the gum and a very small hole is made in the bone (2 mm). The area is then treated with ozone gas to kill any bacteria and speed up the healing process. Then a very small implant is placed gently into the bone using ozonated oil to create a bacteria free area and allow for much faster healing. This mini implant has the abutment attached to it as one piece so that no extra visit is necessary.


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ave Sood learned the devastating news on April 23, 2015: He had stage 4 metastatic cancer that was found in his lymph nodes. Doctors didn’t know where the disease was originating from, making chemotherapy and radiation “a shot in the dark,” Dave recalls. At one point, an oncologist at a prominent New York City hospital told Dave he had just months before the cancer would spread to his whole body if he didn’t start the treatment immediately. After consulting with his daughter, Monica Sood, M.D., a board-certified anesthesiologist who now practices functional medicine at Kaya Health and Wellness/ IV Nutrition Lounge, in Short Hills, Dave took an alternate route. In addition to an eventual short course of chemotherapy once the cancer’s origin was determined, and by embracing his daughter’s prescription—one that includes IV therapy drips, juicing, eating an abundance of organic fruits and vegetables daily and taking a variety of supplements—Dave is not only cancer-free, but thriving.


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“Right now, I am feeling great,” says Dave, 74, of Howell, New Jersey, a retired computer science professor and former university dean. “I have a new life.” Monica recalls the day she found out about Dave’s diagnosis when he was 71. “It was completely unexpected,” she says. “His lymph nodes were enlarged. They were recommending chemotherapy based on the cell type, but we didn’t know where the cancer was coming from.” It’s important to know where the cancer comes from so doctors can give directed treatment that targets the specific type of cancer cell, Monica explains. “Knowing that the doctors were doing their best, my sister Priya and I didn’t want them attempting to guess which treatment would potentially work,” she says. “We weren’t willing to take a chance with all the side effects of chemotherapy without knowing where the cancer originated.” As a functional medicine doctor, Monica works on getting to the root cause of disease and boosts the body’s immunity with a holistic approach that includes

Monica Sood, MD supplements, organic plant-based foods, IVs, exercise and improved social and spiritual connections. Monica and Priya, a certified holistic health coach, created an extensive program to detoxify their father’s mind, body and home. Monica tested Dave for heavy metals, parasites and other toxins to see what she could rid the body of, and designed a personalized nutrition regimen that included organic homemade juices. Monica also rid her parents’ home of synthetic chemicals, replacing them with non-toxic shampoos and household cleaners. They ordered an infrared sauna to help rid Dave’s body of the toxins he had accu-

mulated, signed him up for meditation classes and ensured that he was surrounded by the love and support of family and friends. “The sense of community grew so much,” Monica says. “We were overwhelmed with joy by the support of our extended family.” Monica also trained extensively in IV therapies and started giving Dave twice-weekly IV infusions of vitamins and minerals. After 10 months, and despite the cancer not getting worse, Dave gave in to the pressure he felt from some family members and underwent surgery in February of 2016 to remove his diseased lymph nodes. “After that, things took a turn for the worse: The next scan showed the cancer had spread all over, including the liver,” Monica says. “We went to the doctor and he said, ‘There is not much time left; nothing can be done now.’” Says Dave: “The worst part was when the doctor said, ‘You have weeks to live. Now is the time to pray and see everyone you want to see.’” Desperate for a cure, the family took a trip to an alternative medical clinic in Mexico. After weeks of treatment, there was no improvement. “I was feeling defeated,” Monica says, “but I was committed to finding a way.” The next stop was at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, which uses a combination of conventional and alternative treatments. CTCA confirmed that Dave’s cancer had originated in his rectum, and doctors could then begin a targeted chemotherapy on the advanced cancer. While he underwent chemo, Monica continued to give Dave his twice-a-week IV infusions. “After two cycles of chemotherapy, the doctor told us, ‘The scan is negative,’” says Monica. “The doctor said in disbelief, ‘I haven’t seen a result like this in 30 years. Whatever you are doing, keep doing it. It’s working.’” On August 7, 2016, Dave’s doctor declared him cancer-free, and he has continued the same regimen Monica had prescribed since his diagnosis. “My friends don’t believe it,” says Dave. “They say, ‘We prepared ourselves not to see you.’” “The conventional medicine in addition to my functional medicine approach was the answer for my father,’” says Monica. “My message is, using alternative therapies and functional medicine will restore physical energy, vigor and resilience. My father is in remission. He is thriving, and he is living a life full of vitality.” Dave’s advice? “For a better life and a good, fruitful life, we need to take care of ourselves and not wait for a diagnosis,” he says. “Take care of your health and eat vegetables. Functional medicine is the way to go.”

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lthough natural health enthusiasts may recognize alternative healing modalities as a preferred approach to treatment, in the face of major health issues, even they tend to join the crowd that’s turning first to conventional medicine. Thus, many gentler modalities described in The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, co-authored by doctors of naturopathy Michael T. Murray and Joseph Pizzorno, remain largely untapped resources. Ignored because they are unsupported by traditional science-based medicine, holistic measures such as acupuncture, energy medicine, essential oils, herbs, detoxification, health-promoting diets, homeopathy, prayer and meditation, supplementation, yoga, massage and naturopathy are sacrificed in favor of often painful medical procedures and prescription drugs which can’t claim to permanently cure anything and can have many harmful side effects.

ventional methods after receiving a serious diagnosis such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer because they are scared,” observes holistic physician Dr. Wendy Warner, medical director of Medicine in Balance, in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. The co-author of Boosting Your Immunity for Dummies suggests that relatively few people turn to natural solutions for both preventive and therapeutic measures because they’re unaware they exist. Integrative oncologists and endocrinologists that are aware of the benefits of natural complementary methods are scarce. Relatively few conventional doctors

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Rob Wergin, an experienced energy medicine practitioner, speaks from experience regarding clients that consult him for lifethreatening diagnoses. “When I see them, they’re desperate and have exhausted all conventional methods. I’m their lastditch effort,” remarks Wergin. The most frequent reason he hears is, “My family, friends and doctor told me not to waste my money on charlatans.” “People find it challenging to put faith in natural methods and are nervous about going against a doctor’s advice until they feel or see positive results; even these may not provide sufficient motivation to continue with alternative treatments,” he says. “I believe this is the result of the influence of pharmaceutical ads promising results, the medical community’s belief in proof solely through clinical trials, websites like and wellmeaning friends insisting that the conventional route is the only way to go. It’s sad to see the gravity of these influences pulling clients back into solely believing in the Western model of medicine,” says Wergin.

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are educated in functional medicine. “Yet complementary modalities such as acupuncture, massage and some essential oils can support the immune system and help an individual deal with stress experienced from coping with their illness,” says Warner.

Ann Lee, a doctor of naturopathy, acupuncturist and founder of the Health for Life Clinic, Inc., in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, notes, “This mindset continues to get reinforced by insurance companies that do not cover alternatives. Paying out of pocket for medical expenses also influences a patient’s choices.” Kelly Noonan-Gores and Adam Schomer, director and producer, respectively, of the documentary film HEAL, suggest that unconscious conditioning plays the biggest role in an individual’s

choices. “We are deeply conditioned to view medical specialists and prestigious medical institutions as the ones with all the answers. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t,” says Noonan-Gores, who intends to have her film awaken viewers to the possibilities of alternative paths of healing. As just one other example noted in the film, thousands have used the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), tapping on their body to help release the trauma and stress often associated with illness.

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“The conventional medical community wants to maintain the model in which they have heavily invested centuries of time, energy and money. Patients that investigate integrative and complementary medicine may resist hearing that in order to get well, they might need to change their worldview and lifestyle, take a leave of absence from their job, develop a spiritual practice, exercise or maybe even leave a toxic relationship,” says Schomer. “Conventional medicine says take this pill and keep living your life the same way,” says Schomer. “We are not demonizing doctors, pharmaceuticals or the medical system. We simply believe that individuals are more empowered to heal when they take control of their health.” Eva Lee, a resident of Los Angeles featured in the documentary, suffers from a rare and unpredictable form of blistering skin inflammation. “I’ve tested negative for faulty genes and all sorts of rare viruses and bacteria, which helped point me towards holistic methods. So far, following the directives of Dr. Mark Emerson, a

chiropractor specializing in nutrition, in Maui, Hawaii, who I met while filming, has helped my body become healthier and deal with inflammation levels that rapidly reduced as soon as I detoxed and eliminated meat and dairy from my diet,” says Lee. Still, it’s hard for her to accept that her condition could be due to the type of stress and suppressed emotions that Anthony William explores in his book Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal. “Before, I wasn’t familiar with EFT, which I continue to use and benefit from. However, despite everything I’ve learned, I can’t give up on all Western medicine, put my faith in alternatives and let my intuition and faith guide me to healing. It’s easier to be skeptical than to have faith,” Lee says.

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Sheila Tucker, a resident of Navarre, Florida, has been a registered nurse for 20 years, practicing in hospital settings such as critical care, emergency and administration. “I know and understand doctors, surgeries and pharmaceutical treatments and hospitals,” says Tucker, who recalls that throughout her life she was taught to believe in a system that suddenly stopped working for her. “In 2014, I was dying from a rare autoimmune condition, requiring full-time care, and planning my funeral. Doctors had tried everything, yet my health continued to decline. When I saw a friend’s Facebook posts about her use of essential oils, I was curious, but reluctant to reach out, and didn’t want anyone to know that I called her for advice,” recalls Tucker. “Shortly after my friend arrived with her oils, my husband came home with our daughter, who had strep throat and a fever. She made us promise to use selected oils through the night and prayed with us.” Tucker attributes the miracle of her daughter’s turnaround the next morning to shifting her paradigm and opening her up to believing in the healing power of essential oils. Thanks to her friend and role model, Tucker learned how to use therapeuticgrade oils, supplements and a healthy diet to cleanse her body of the heavy toxic load accumulated from several years of expensive drug treatments. Today, she is a healthy and enthusiastic advocate, and

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“Outside of any dominant paradigm, it’s easier to cast suspicion than to make curious inquiry and, over time, working within a dominant worldview creates polarity, the antithesis of ‘wholism’. An inclusive approach integrates all medical and complementary approaches, as well as interaction with the natural world,” says Patrick Hanaway, a family physician and founder of Family to Family Medicine, in Asheville, North Carolina. Hanaway, the former director of medical education for the Institute for Functional Medicine and the first medical director at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, explains, “Doctors have a rigorous job filled with responsibility. Change is difficult and investigating vastly different ways of practicing medicine requires a degree of curiosity and openness. I am heartened by thought leaders and heads of top medical schools who are presently opening up to functional medicine, natural medicine and complementary approaches.” “The paradigm shift we are ushering in has been 50 years in the making,” assesses Hanaway. “Some medical professionals are immersed in a polar view of right and wrong, offering personal attacks and disparaging comments to maintain control of the dialogue. This is not appreciated by patients who look to the doctor as a teacher—the Latin docere means to teach. “The movement to change medicine and the cultural paradigm of healing is a marathon, not a sprint, and those of us involved are prepared to stay the course.” Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at

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ransitioning through menopause and the years of perimenopausal hormone fluctuation leading up to the finale can be physically and emotionally challenging for many women. Consistently following a healthy diet and positive lifestyle are important, and health researchers, doctors and midlife women can attest to the multidimensional benefits of exercise. Perks may include reduction of menopausal discomfort, better brain function, stronger bones and reversal of estrogen dominance syndrome that can set the stage for fibroids, cystic breasts, cancer, migraines and weight gain.

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Studies of 3,500 women in South and Central America have shown that a more active life reduces hot flashes and night sweats. The results, published in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society, reveal that sedentary individuals often experience increased intensity of related symptoms like insomnia and irritability. Aerobic exercise such as regular walking, hiking, swimming or biking might also help the brain produce neurochemicals that are compromised when estrogen levels drop. Sue Markovitch, author and owner of Clear Rock Fitness, in Columbus, Ohio, recommends aerobic exercise. “I believe our bodies were made to move. One of the amazing gifts of fitness is it’s truly never too late. When we incorporate daily movement in our lives, all the other systems in the body will work more according to plan. Simply taking a daily walk helps balance brain chemistry,” says Markovitch, who specializes in improving fitness levels for women over 40. “Walking is fitness magic, whether it’s on a treadmill, outside or in the pool. Get your heart rate into an aerobic zone, preferably for 30 to 45 minutes. I’ve heard testimony

after testimony of improved sleep, less back or joint pain and better mood.” She also suggests adding a few weekly sessions of resistance training to daily walks. Most health professionals agree that balance is the key. Jeanne D. Andrus, a menopause expert and author of I Just Want to Be ME Again, in Covington, Louisiana, recommends cardio, resistance training and exercise that increases flexibility and core strength. “For a beginner, this may include two to four days of walking, one to three days of strength training and one to three days of yoga or Pilates, with the goal being three and a half hours of activity per week.” Of course, all of these need to be at appropriate levels for the woman’s condition and goals,” advises Andrus. According to studies led by Helen Jones, Ph.D., from the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, three, 30-to-45-minute aerobic sessions a week reduced hot flashes and yielded the most significant results.

Go Easy

While some conventional approaches suggest vigorous exercise, many holistic professionals caution against extremes. “It’s important to individualize, and in my ongoing research it’s clear that the high-intensity strength and sculpting approach so often promoted and perceived as necessary to maintain shape, weight and health is a myth,” says Dr. Eden Fromberg, an obstetrician, gynecologist and founder of Holistic Gynecology New York, in Manhattan. Instead, Fromberg recommends an integrated approach to exercise that supports connective tissue and joints. While some forms of exercise including yoga are perceived as gentler than others, she warns against an all-or-nothing strategy, noting, “Intense, deep stretching and joint-straining may cause injury more easily during hormonal transition.” Andrus concurs, “If high cortisol levels are involved and accompanied by insomnia, stress placed on the body by rigorous exercise will increase these levels and actually lower available energy.” She also advises adopting a non-aggressive approach for osteoporosis. “Weight-bearing exercise is a must, but if bone loss is already present, start much more gradually to ensure that bones are protected.”

Lighten Up

Exercise can be more enjoyable than doing chores. Recreational activities such as dancing, biking or hopping on the swings at the playground are fun ways to do something good for both body and spirit. Menopause can be a time for personal expansion and an invitation for self-care that might have been neglected or postponed. Fromberg believes we can all revitalize our resources at any stage of life, and the years surrounding menopause call for us to tune into ourselves even more. “What seems like a disruption is an opportunity to listen deeply and reimagine and reorganize one’s life on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.” Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at May 2018



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eveloping a seated meditation practice may not be the easiest thing to accomplish. To sit perfectly still with the little aches and pains in the body, and the many racing thoughts in the mind, might seem to be anything but meditative. However, using these four mindfulness tricks may help ease the transition to bring meditation into a daily routine. Meditate While Walking Walking meditation helps shift the focus from the mind into the body. Be present with the sensation of the feet as each part of the foot, heel to toe, glides along the ground. Notice the texture of the shoes you are wearing, and of the ground if you are barefoot. Take note of the pace in each of your strides, and the corresponding sensation in the calves and thighs as they carry you. This can be done during a 10-minute stroll or while walking to your car. This is mindfulness in action. Designate Mealtime as Meditation In our society, it is common to eat our meals without consciously being present with what we are doing. Making the commitment to be fully present and

Sponsor this Page aware for just one bite of food can settle the body and mind and may lead to an entire mealtime of meditative eating. Breathe in the aroma of your food, notice all of the flavors with each bite, and really be present with the sensation of chewing and swallowing. In this moment, you are meditating. Set a Gratitude Reminder In this age of cell phones, it’s easy to set a reminder that simply says, «be grateful.» Allow feelings of gratitude to well up inside as you go about daily activities. If the reminder activates when seated, if possible, simply close your eyes and enjoy a few brief moments of deep breathing and appreciation. Use Your Five Senses By working with our senses, we can anchor our awareness in the present moment no matter where we are or what we are doing. For example, we can meditate on the colors of spring foliage, or the sounds of a busy city. We can be present with the sensation of sand between our toes, the tastes of different foods, or the smells of essential oils. Through the senses, we can momentarily quiet the mental chatter, and literally meditate anywhere, at any time.    Get creative in ways to bring mindfulness into your life and enjoy the journey!  Rosie Lazroe is a certified yoga teacher and master reiki practitioner. For more information, you can contact her at 732-596-7384, or visit

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THURSDAY, MAY 3 Stop Smoking/Lose Weight/Better Sleep with Hypnosis – 6:30-7:30pm: Stop Smoking with Hypnosis. Eliminate tobacco craving while minimizing discomfort. 7:30-8:30pm: Lose Weight with Hypnosis. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe effective program. 8:30-9:15pm: Better Sleep with Hypnosis. Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind using hypnosis. $49 per class. Fair Lawn High School, 14-00 Berdan Ave, Fair Lawn. For details, contact Barry Wolfson at 908-303-7767, 610847-5131 x2401 or barry@hypnosiscounselingcenter .com.

FRIDAY, MAY 4 Treasure Yourself Women’s Retreat – 5/4, 7am5/6, 2pm. A women’s weekend of inner and outer exploration to enjoy, love and honor us, as we honor the divine feminine we are. $450, includes retreat, private lodging and food. Art Farm Recording, Accord, NY. View venue at Janet StraightArrow. 973-647-2500 or Ladies Night at the Cave – 7-9:30pm. Enjoy great conversation, networking, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, plus 3 great services. Salt Cave sessions, Infrared Sauna, and the New Bio-Mat. $35. Caldwell Salt Cave, 246 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. For information, call Lynn at 973-641-2557.


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One Spirit Festival – May 5-6; 10am-5pm. Join us for our 10th anniversary festival with speakers, readers, healers, holistic vendors, handmade crafts and so much more! $5 admission. Clinton Community Center, 63 Halstead St., Clinton. For information call 908-638-9066 or email Christina@ Holistic Minister Practitioner Ordination – 10am-5pm. A course dedicated to helping protect and educate lay practitioners. $275. Lightwing Center, 27 Bald Nob Rd., Denville. Registration: For information contact 973-586-3936 or Visit for course description. Nutritional Muscle Testing – 11am-3:30pm. With Nutritionist Dian Freeman. Muscle testing, applied kinesiology, is dowsing using the body as the dowsing tool. Learn and practice testing the points on the body that reflect the nutritional and health status of the body. When your body talks, there is no doubt as to what is needed to be done. In nutrition it is the best tool to illustrating the need for compliance to a program. Open to public. $50/WS student; $75/ non-student. Dian’s Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave, Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. Watercolor for Beginners – 5/5 & 5/12; 12noon2:30pm. Join us for two classes taught by Wendy Stamer ( Participants complete a watercolor painting in each class, and may attend one or both classes. Fun and informative! RSVP in advance. $30 each class; or $55/both classes. Supplies included. Feel free to bring personal supplies too. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mount Kemble Ave, Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or Illuminated Somatics Workshop – 2pm. Featuring Hanna Somatics and Shamanic Healing with Gena Rho Dnoth and Lori Dalvi. $65 investment. AMP Yoga Studio, 223 Mountain Ave, Springfield Township. 908-577-0750. Sol Path Mini-Retreat- Balance – 2:30-4:15pm. Each month we explore one principle to cultivate greater awareness, balance and peace. Every miniretreat includes a centering, stretches, yoga poses, breathwork, meditation and deep relaxation. $35. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848/ Gong Bath with David Karlberg –7-9pm. A meditative and transformational experience. Multiple large gongs create complex harmonics, deep pulsing tones and beautifully rhythmic waves of sound. Crystal bowls, chimes or harp are also used. $25. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West,

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SUNDAY, MAY 6 Thetahealing Animal Seminar –10am-5pm. Thetahealing is in Westfield, NJ. 908-264-4344. For details, visit Class 2: Dian’s Six-Month Nutrition Course – 12noon-5pm. Class 2 of 12 – Nutritional course must be taken as a series. Lecture: The ABCs of Health, Keeping a Natural Medicine Chest. Next course begins October 2018. Dian’s Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave, Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. Open House at Blossoming into Light – 1-4pm. See our new space, meet the practitioners who offer services and classes, and experience four free talks to learn more. From hypnosis, stress reduction, self-mastery and sound healing, you will have opportunity to get to know us and what we offer. Refreshments served. For information, contact sue@ or text 862-222-4268. Blossoming into Light, IWC, 401 Route 24, Chester. Tibetan Singing Bowls Meditation with Kati Walker – 3:30-4:30pm. Concert ~ Meditation ~ Relaxation ~ Sound Healing. You will be soothed as the vibrations of the singing bowls create a healthy flow of energy through the physical and etheric body. Investment: $20. Shakti Yoga & Living Arts, 1861 Springfield Ave, Maplewood. Register For questions, call 973-763-2288 or email

TUESDAY, MAY 8 Aura Workshop – 6-8pm. With Michael Ziakowski. Learn about the aura, what it is and does as well as how to sense or see the aura. Topics include the colors, shape, size and dimensions of the aura and how to interpret them as well as the best ways to see or sense the auric field. Open to public. $35/WS student; $50/non-student. Dian’s Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave, Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. info@wellnesssimplified. com. StraightArrow Unplugged – 5/8 & 5/22; 7:159pm. Spiritual salon which opens high-level experiences, energy, and teachings. Interactive learning and relevant topics to assist us on our journey. $40. The Jolie Life, 32 Main St, Madison. Contact Janet StraightArrow at 973-647-2500 or Janet@

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 Professional Reiki 1 Training –7-9:30pm. Wednesdays in May beginning 5/9. Learn this hands-onhealing art to heal self and others. shaman, reiki master, medical intuitive, offers profound teaching and energy for healers and everyone. $340. Be The Medicine, 39 Greenwood Ave, Madison. Contact Janet StraightArrow at 973-647-2500 or Janet@

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FRIDAY, MAY 11 Gong Bath with Lisa Nixon – 7-8pm. Space is limited to eight individuals. To reserve your place, contact or text 862-222-4268. Blossoming into Light, IWC, 401 Route 24, Chester.

SATURDAY, MAY 12 Thetahealing Plant Seminar –10am-5pm. Thetahealing is in Westfield, NJ. 908-264-4344. For details, visit Anatomy of the Shoulder with Dave Seaman – 1-3pm. No prior anatomy or yoga experience is necessary. Overview skeletal and muscular information with some simple yoga asanas related to the shoulder to emphasize proper form and injury prevention. $30. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848/jennifer@ Your Dentist Wellness Day Matters event – 2-5pm. Do you suffer from allergies? Itchy eyes, runny nose, red and itchy skin after wearing costume jewelry, or candida that won’t go away? Learn

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SUNDAY, MAY 13 Mother’s Day Flower and Tea Leaf Readings – 10:30am-4pm. With Leslie and Sue. Treat your mom to a reading and get one yourself too! 1/2 hour or one hour appointments. For appts contact sue@ or text 862-222-4268. Blossoming into Light, IWC, 401 Route 24, Chester.

TUESDAY, MAY 15 Business Meetings – 5:30-7pm. Graduates of Dian’s Nutritional Certification Course monthly free business meeting held on the third Tuesday of each month. The topics discussed range from practice consultations and practicums to business building techniques. Cost: Free for students of Dian’s Six Month Nutritional Certification Program. Dian’s Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave, Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. info@ Holistic Chamber of Commerce Millburn Chapter Meeting – 6-8pm. Please join us! This month: Advertising in Today’s World. Behind the story of Natural Awakenings and why we are an important community. The importance of writing articles and blogging for marketing. What opportunities are available to you, right in your back yard! Cost: $10 for Members, $15 for Non-Members. Non-members may attend one meeting before joining. Dr. Lorraine Maita, MD, 64 River Rd., 1st Flr, Summit (next to the Equinox). For information, call 973-218-5219.

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how true holistic dentistry combined with natural allergy solutions can enhance total body wellness. Speakers: Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky, DDS and Debra Nicolosi, RN, Bioenergetics Practitioner plus panel discussion. Great info, food and fun! Holistic Dental Center, 91 Millburn Ave Millburn. Call for details 973-379-9080.

10th annual event. Tune up your body, mind and spirit. Experience the love of higher consciousness. Featuring guest speakers every hour, area psychics, energy healers, shamanic practitioners, mind/body therapists, holistic practitioners, massage & stress management, artwork, jewelry, crystals, stones, gems, natural food court. Cost: $7 for 2-day admission The Event Center by Cornerstone New Hope Eagle Fire House 46 N Sugan Rd, New Hope Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment 267-261-2768

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 SEVA Stress Release – 6-8pm. With Lorraine O’Grodnick. SEVA, a self-care acupressure protocol developed after 9/11, is non-invasive, does not require special equipment, is simple to perform, and only takes a few minutes to receive. This extremely useful and accessible tool can help address a wide range of needs, including general relaxation or extreme shock and stress. Open to public. $35/WS student; $50/non-student. Dian’s Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave, Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. info@wellnesssimplified. com. The Joy Factor! A Life of Intimate Freedom – 6:30-9pm. With Patrick J. Harbula, author of The Magic of the Soul. Learn how asking “what will bring me joy?” becomes a compass for self love, and how to release all that keeps you from a life of unlimited joy! Donation. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mount Kemble Ave, Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or office@

THURSDAY, MAY 17 Webinar: Relieving Dental Anxiety Naturally – 7-8pm. Learn how to experience a relaxing dental visit naturally! Speaker: Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky, DDS ND AIAOMT. Moderator: Fran Horning, RDH, IAOMT, IABDM, AAOSH. Free. Register at: Holistic Dental Center, 91 Millburn Ave Millburn. Call for details 973-379-9080.

FRIDAY, MAY 18 Scentsational Pets – 7-9:30pm. Animal communication techniques and the importance of scent in their lives. Focus is on well-being, behavior and communicating with our companion animals, living and deceased. RSVP to ScentsationalPetsNJ.

SATURDAY, MAY 19 Energy Medicine 101 & 102 – 5/19-5/20; 9am5pm. Learn a 5-minute daily routine that helps improve your energy. Learn how to stay grounded, lessen effects of stress, protect your aura. Hands on practice plus EEM mini-session. Advance Registration a must. Medicine in Balance, Langhorne, PA. or call 609-752-1048. Signs and Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies, Part Two-Your Body is Talking – 11am-1:30pm. Covers the signs of a body’s nutrient depletion as represented by the presence of various symptoms. The body warns when depletions are not addressed. An Example: Excess ear wax indicates insufficient

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Omega Three. Almost all symptoms diagnosed as a disease are merely the body revealing to us our deficiencies. Join us to learn what your body may be telling you. Open to public. $35/WS student; $50/non-student. Dian’s Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave, Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. Holistic Minister Practitioner Ordination – 12noon-5pm. Online Zoom course for lay practitioners who work using touch. Specific Ministerial Directives issued to protect your practice. $275. For information contact Visit for course description. Ropes & Chairs Playshop with C-Ray Mankowski – 2-4pm. Ropes & Chairs can enhance your practice in so many ways, and they’re FUN! Blocks, Belts, Blankets and Bolsters will also be used. Suitable for all levels! $25/advance; $35 day of workshop. Shakti Yoga & Living Arts, 1861 Springfield Ave, Maplewood. Register at For questions, call 973-763-2288 or email shaktiinfo@ Manifesting through Affirmations, Intentions and Prayers – 2-4:30pm. With Michael Ziakowski. Learn how to manifest better through the best use of words, intentions and prayer structure to bring about change in your life as well as support the prayers of others. Learn origins of words, how affirmations can reprogram our minds and what the power of intention can do. Bring intentions to manifest through creating better language. Open to public. $35/WS student; $50/non-student. Dian’s Wellness Simpli-

fied, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave, Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. info@wellnesssimplified. com. Comedy Night Starring Marion Oxenhorn – 7:30pm. America’s Funniest Grandma Winner of the Gilda’s Club Laugh-Off and NYC Comedy Club performer. Come out for some fun and laughs. Support our FUN-RAISER. $10. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mount Kemble Ave, Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or office@

SUNDAY, MAY 20 Thetahealing Introduction –11am-1pm. $15. Thetahealing is in Westfield, NJ. 908-264-4344. For details, visit Class 3: Dian’s Six-Month Nutrition Course – 12noon-5pm. Class 2 of 12 – Nutritional course must be taken as a series. Lecture: Digestion and Elimination. Next course begins October 2018. Dian’s Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave, Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. info@ Reiki Sound Bath for Dogs and their Human Companions – 2-3pm. This special event is for your dog and you to catch a sound wave of Love’s Light, release stress and tension, and experience absolute peace in the moment together. $40. . Awaken Sound Health, 32 Grove St., Chester. For information contact Alison Iati, at 201874-7255 or

Change is Possible Hypnosis with Jeffrey Brandler – 2-3:30pm. The workshop will have both didactic (what it is, misconceptions, and problems best treated with hypnosis-and experiential (group demonstration with discussion and audio recording-components. $35 with $5 Early Registration Discount. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848/jennifer@purpleomyoga. com. Essential Oils Class – 3-4pm. Come learn about essential oils and how to use them. Free. For information, contact sue@theartoftheheart-chester. com or text 862-222-4268. Blossoming into Light, IWC, 401 Route 24, Chester.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 Way of the Sacred Feminine – 7-9pm. Workshop for men and women. Awaken the Divine Feminine energy while accessing your innate wisdom and power. Guided visualization (Shamanic Journey) that brings the participant into relationship and experience with the Divine Feminine energy. Sacred songs and sounds to align with Higher Self. $20. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mount Kemble Ave, Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or

THURSDAY, MAY 24 Soul Reading with Akashic Records – 1pm-7pm. With Lori Chrepta. By connecting with your soul’s

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guides, Lori will access the Akashic Records where all experiences in all your lifetimes are contained. The focus of soul sessions is to heal what needs to be healed and to clear what needs to be cleared. She will also work with your guides and channel energy from the Hierarchy of Light to bring about transformation and healing. Open to public. $130 for 60-minute reading. Dian’s Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave, Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. Essential Oils 101 – 7:30-10pm. Discover how we use oils for people of all ages and pets. Learn to tell the difference between those that can be harmful and those that are helpful. Instructor: Nancy Orlen Weber, RN and aromatherapist. $10. Lightwing Center, 27 Bald Nob Rd., Denville. Registration: For information contact 973-586-3936 or Lightwingcenter@gmail. com.

FRIDAY, MAY 25 Quartz Crystal Bowl Meditation – 7-8:30pm, 4th Friday each month. Group Meditation with Crystal Quartz Singing Bowls facilitated by Brendan Clark. Quartz crystal sound vibration emit radiant light which enhances the meditation experience as

well as clears, balances, harmonizes, and heals the chakras and subtle bodies. Donation Only. Portal of Healing, 50 Main Street, Top Floor, Chester. Debbie Carcuffe 201-841-0358 or debbie@portalofhealing. com.

SATURDAY, MAY 26 The Divine Spark Within – 2-6pm. Feelings, thoughts, empowering ourselves...all lead to wellness. This workshop is an excursion into empowering the soul’s voice in our lives. $50. Location: Denville. Register at: https://divinesparknj.eventbrite. com. Questions? Contact me at 973-586-3936 or NancyOrlenWeber. com.

SUNDAY, MAY 27 Thetahealing Practice Group –11am-1pm. Thetahealing is in Westfield, NJ. 908-264-4344. For details, visit A Breath Centered Practice: Donations to The Valerie Fund – 4-5:30pm. Denise Friedson, E-RYT, P-RYT, a former Valerie Fund parent, leads this worthwhile class for a worthy cause. Suggested donation $20, 100% proceeds will be donated!

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 GRAND OPENING – 5-7pm. New Jersey Natural Medicine opens in Bedminster! Celebrate with us in our beautiful new office! Meet Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist Dr. Jason Frigerio and learn about his practice which also includes Chinese Medicine and Biological Medicine. Come see what all the excitement is about! New Jersey Natural Medicine, 2424 Lamington Road, Bedminster. 973-267-2650. Essential Oils Class – 7:30-8:30pm. Come learn about essential oils and how to use them. Free. For information, contact sue@theartoftheheart-chester. com or text 862-222-4268. Blossoming into Light, IWC, 401 Route 24, Chester.

PLAN AHEAD SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Namaste Re-Treat – 10am-4pm. Spend the day with Dr. Frankie Timmers, a person steeped in spiritual practices. Meditate, pray, vision, craft a holy vision board, rest, deepen our connection with the Divine and restore our connection with our true self. No lunch; we will practice fasting. Water and tea provided. (If you must eat, feel free to bring it). Bring a yoga mat or blanket. $75.00 minimum conscious contribution; call Dr. Frankie for scholarships. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mount Kemble Ave, Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or Open House at NJNM – 12noon-4pm. New Jersey Natural Medicine opens in Bedminster! Celebrate with us in our beautiful new office! Meet Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist Dr. Jason Frigerio and learn about his practice which also includes Chinese Medicine and Biological Medicine. Come see what all the excitement is about! New Jersey Natural Medicine, 2424 Lamington Road, Bedminster. 973-267-2650.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 Wellness Gala Presents: Scholarship Fundraiser Event – 12:30-5 pm. Event is in memory of Kenny Patterson. Hors d’oeuvres, live music, minisessions, speakers and demonstrations with experts in the fields of health, beauty & wellness. Cash bar available. Students/$10; general admission/$20 in advance; $25 at door. Wellness Gala, Knoll Country Club West, 990 Greenbank Rd., Boonton. 973-713-6811. Thetahealing at Wellness Gala –12:30-5pm. Thetahealing celebrates with the Wellness Gala at Knoll Country Club West, 990 Greenbank Road, Boonton. For Gala details, visit Thetahealing is in Westfield, NJ. 908-264-4344.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Thetahealing Basic Class – Jun. 8-10; 10am-5pm. Thetahealing is in Westfield, NJ. 908-264-4344. For details, visit


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Sunday 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. Sunday Celebration – 11:00 am. Join our dynamic minister and talented musicians, along with other like-minded people for a weekly blast of authentic spirituality. You will be uplifted, inspired and reminded of your innate spiritual nature and connectedness to all of life. Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Rd., Lafayette. 973-383-6277. Yoga Impact Community Class – 4:30-5:30pm. Beginner level yoga practice. Free/Donation to Yoga Impact. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848. RSVP and info:

Monday 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. Psychic & Spiritual Development Circle – 7-9pm. Also, Wed 9:30-11:30am; Sat 8:30-10:30am. Learn to develop your intuitive abilities. Meets once a week from Jan-May 2018. Topics may include auras, chakras, psychic senses, energy/vibration and more. Energy is built as a group as you learn, explore and expand your gifts. Non-refundable deposit and a weekly class fee. Blossoming into Light, 401 Route 24, Chester.  Pre-registration is required.  Contact Sue via text 862-222-4268 or email sue@ for registration form or the link to register online for the class you are interested in.

Tuesday Kripalu Yoga with Angela – 9-10:30am. Kripalu yoga uses classic poses, pranayama, development of a quiet mind, and the practice of relaxation. It emphasizes following the flow of prana, practicing compassionate self-acceptance, developing witness consciousness, and taking what is learned “off the mat” and into daily life. Angela often plays the harmonium to begin and end the practice with mantra. A mixed level class is suitable for students of various experience levels. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt. 23, Butler. 973-838-9642. Stress, Hormones & Health (The true cause of belly fat) – 6pm, select Tuesdays. Presented by

bestselling author & speaker Jean Golden-Tevald, DO of Morning Star Family Health Center. Learn about Hormone Imbalances and what really works.  Yes, this is for men too. Free dinner seminar. Seating is limited. Registration is required. For dates and restaurant location contact Carol May, Program Coordinator at 908-528-8121. T’ai Chi Chih (Joy thru Movement) Class – 6:30-7:30pm. For beginners & seniors. Need better balance, concerned about high blood pressure or quality sleep? Discover the serenity of t’ai chi chih. $100 for 6-week series (if paid in advance). American Legion, 2 Meadowbrook Lane, New Egypt. Space is limited. For more information and registration call 609-752-1048 or email Siobhan@

Wednesday 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@ Meditation & Self-Reliance Classes – 6-8pm. 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. Awaken the Master Within – 6:30-8:30pm, 3rd Wed. each month. Workshop/Class on Transformation through the Art of Self-Mastery. $25. Portal of Healing, 50 Main Street, Chester. 201-841-0358. Meditation Wednesdays – 6:30-7:15pm. With Sue & Leslie. Guided meditation with sound, essential oils & other tools to assist in the meditation experience. $20. The Art of the Heart, 401 Route 24, Chester. RSVP: via text 862-222-4268, email sue@ or call 908-879-3937. 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. Northern NJ Tarot Meet Up – 7:30-9:30pm. Bi-weekly. $10 fee to participate. Blossoming into Light, 401 Route 24, Chester.  To RSVP, you can text Sue on 862-222-4268 or go to the meetup page and join. Also find them on Facebook. The Morris County (West) Chapter of Holistic Moms Network – 7:30pm. First Wednesdays. Held at Chester Field House, 107 Seminary Ave., Chester. Sound Bath – 7:30pm. Relax and rejuvenate with healing sounds at Awaken Sound Health. Each Sound Bath is a 60-minute group session that alternates between sound and silence to bring par-

ticipants to a place of deep relaxation, and provide for revitalization of one’s body, mind and spirit. $20. Awaken Sound Health, 32 Grove St., Chester. Register: For information contact Alison Iati, VSTCP at 201-874-7255 or 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 Quantum Healing Meditation – 6-7pm, EST Weekly. Online and On-site. Enjoy the {{{ quantum }}} fields, and start manifesting a healthier you! $15/meet. and click event to register or ask Onsite option, come to Cranbury NJ. T’ai Chi Chih (Joy thru Movement) Class – 6:307:30pm. For beginners & seniors. Need better balance, concerned about high blood pressure or quality sleep? Discover the serenity of t’ai chi chih. $110 for 7-week series (if paid in advance). Location: 1970 Hwy 33, Hamilton. Space is limited. For more information and registration call 609-752-1048 or email

Friday Sound Bath – 10:30-11:30am. Relax and rejuvenate with healing sounds at Awaken Sound Health. Each Sound Bath is a 60-minute group session that alternates between sound and silence to bring participants to a place of deep relaxation, and provide for revitalization of one’s body, mind and spirit. $20. Awaken Sound Health, 32 Grove St., Chester. Healing and Message Circle – 11am-1pm. Join Rev. Susan Nigra of Indigo Peace LLC every Friday for healing and messages. All healing modalities welcome. You do not have to be a healer or psychic medium to participate. We start with meditation and healing on each other, and end with messages from spirit. $10. Huna Healing Center LLC, 5 East Main St. , 2nd floor (Parking in back ), Denville. Lory 973-224-0096 or 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. AA Meeting – 7:30pm.St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 70 Maple Ave., Morristown. 973-538-0555. Al-Anon Meeting – 8-9:30pm. Center for Practical Spirituality - Religious Science, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114.

Saturday Qi Gong – Begins 4/14; 8-9am. Improve flexibility, mobility and reduce stress with Qi Gong

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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Meeting – 9-10:30am. Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? 12-step program for recovery from food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Free. St. Clare’s Hospital, 400 W. Blackwell St., Conf. Rm D, Dover. Questions? Ellen Mutz 973-945-2704 or Kripalu Yoga with Angela – 9:45-11am. Kripalu yoga uses classic poses, pranayama, development of a quiet mind, and the practice of relaxation. It emphasizes following the flow of prana, practicing compassionate self-acceptance, developing witness consciousness, and taking what is learned “off the mat” and into daily life. Angela often plays

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the harmonium to begin and end the practice with mantra. A mixed level class is suitable for students of various experience levels. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt. 23, Butler. 973-838-9642. Overeaters Anonymous Meeting – 10:15am12:15pm. Weekly gathering of the free support group that helps people lose weight and keep it off. Downstairs meeting room, Parsippany Library. 973-335-1717.

tys Warren Twp and Basking Ridge. Near train, Rt 78 and Rt 287. Meyersville (Long Hill Township,) has restaurants, recreation and gateway to Great Swamp National Refuge. LLC member is a licensed Real Estate Agent. Email or call PVTS 908-647-6307 and leave message. PROVIDER SPACE FOR RENT: Beautifully furnished treatment rooms and Studio space for rent within the Integrative Wellness Center in Chester, NJ. Call Valerie Merton at 908 892 6692 for more information. SPACE FOR RENT: Event & meeting rental space in Morristown, NJ. Great for recitals, weddings, practice/rehearsal space, and fitness classes. Accommodates up to 175 people. Plenty of parking, convenient to Route 202 or 287. Call 973-539-3114 or email for details.

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class, which includes gentle, repetitive, meditative movements, synchronized with deep emphasis on diaphragmatic breathing. $18 in advance; $20 walkin, 1st class free. HEAL Wellness Center and Spa, 413 W. Main St., Boonton. Book appt. at HealNJ. com, click Book an Appointment or call 973-8378376.

SERVICES CARD READER Intuitively guided Oracle/Tarot card readings revealing messages for your highest good. Multiple decks used. Reasonable rates for one on one and parties (hostess receives free reading). Call for appointment. Cheryl 908-268-8029.

SPACE/OFFICE FOR RENT 1,310 SQUARE FEET OF STORE FRONT OFFICE OR RETAIL SPACE ON THE MEYERSVILLE CIRCLE. Ground level entry. Country style building & setting. Heavily traveled Morris County route borders Chatham, Harding, Union County’s Berkeley Heights, Somerset Coun-

SPACE FOR RENT Furnished office available 1-5 days/week in professional suite. Suited for psychotherapist, nutritionist, wellness coach on Highway 10 in Denville. Call Renee Jacobs, LCSW, 973-267-0822. SPACE FOR RENT: Event & meeting space in Sussex County. Great for classes, workshops, events, meetings, recitals. Various rooms available. Plenty of parking. Convenient to Rts 15/94/206. Call 973-383-6277 or email unityofsussex@

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community resource guide ACUPUNCTURE 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 59.

NJ ADVANCED ACUPUNCTURE Morgan Reade, LAc, MS 616 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell 6 Green Village Rd., Madison 201-400-2261





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 14.

David is a certified and experienced Law of Attraction life coach. His clients all have great success because he teaches them powerful processes and techniques so they can attract what they want, instead of what they don’t want in all areas of life (both materialistically and emotionally). The Law of Attraction is always responding to you, so if you’re ready to say “Yes!” to attracting what you want, and/or improving your life in some way, contact David today. Coaching sessions are held over the phone and the first session is always free.



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Kangen Water® is Alkaline, Antioxidant-Rich, Healthy Water for Revitalized Cells and a Healthy Alternative to regular Tap and Bottled Water. Bring the wonders of Kangen Water into your home. Call today for information and finance options. See ad on page 19.

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.

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 27.



M o rg a n R e a d e h a s s t u d i e d Acupuncture , herbal and dietary therapy. He is board certified and licensed in Florida and NJ. He specializes in female health including autoimmune and fertility. Other areas of expertise include digestive disorders, food allergies and Lyme disease. Born and raised in West Caldwell is where he currently resides and opened his first office there. His second location is in downtown Madison, NJ. See ad on page 36.

ALKALINE WATER HEALTH IS WEALTH, LLC Frank Geronimo 123 Oxford Ave., Jersey City 201-494-4449


Linda Beg 100 Hibernia Avenue, Rockaway, NJ 973-957-0500 100% gluten, dairy, soy and GMO free retail and wholesale bakery. Available products, artisan breads, custom cakes, pies, cookies, desserts, seasonal, vegan, paleo, natural sugars, nut-free. See ad on page 23.

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

HEALTHY LIVING CHIROPRACTIC Christine Markar, D.C. 410 NJ-10 #201, Ledgewood, NJ 973-584-4848

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 59.

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 •


Susan Richter, RN, CCH, Nutritionist, LDHS 166 Franklin Road Denville, NJ 07834 973-586-0626 Scared to try a colonic? Susan has 31 years experience with colon hydrotherapy. Her system is gentle and thorough, and you have her expert assistance throughout the session. Colon cleansing has long been used to help the body absorb nutrients and eliminate waste effectively - a great way to enhance your chosen method of maintaining health and wellness. Call her for a free 15 minute consultation to determine if a colonic would be beneficial for you, as there are certain conditions that would warrant enzyme therapy first! Visit to get the scoop!

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Susan Richter, RN, Nutritionist, CCH, LDHS Denville, NJ. 973-586-0626 Call Susan to fix the digestive issues that accompany cancer, diabetes, dementia and heart disease. With thirty years of clinical experience in alternative health care, Susan often finds that the lack of nutrients from foods begin the cascade to disease. Learn to read the signals in your body-mind that indicate poor nutrition, excess toxins, or structural stress. Then learn the solutions!


MorningStarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team of health professionals cares for you like family. Our membership based practice cares for men, women and children age 8 and up with a functional approach to primary care. See ad on page 37.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE/ IV INFUSION KAYA HEALTH & WELLNESS/ IV INFUSION LOUNGE Monica Sood, MD 51 John F. Kennedy Pkwy., 1st Floor West, Ste. 115, Short Hills 973-996-4496

We use a functional medicine approach in partnership with our patients to get to the root cause of disease. IV nutrient infusions are used as part of whole patient treatment and are available a la carte as well. See ad on page 14.


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HOLISTIC MEDICAL WISDOM HEALTH AND WELLBEING George C. Wang, MD, PhD 51 John F Kennedy Parkway, 1st Floor West, Short Hills 973-671-1868


Salon Spa & Shoppe 274 Spring Street, Newton 973-300-4247 The first eco-friendly luxury salon, spa, and Natural Essentials Shoppe offering a fume-free holistic beauty experience. Our family of educated professionals devote their time to creating a welcoming stress-free environment. See ads on pages 6 and 38.


91 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041 973-457-4688 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.


We are an integrative and functional medicine practice that empowers people to transform their lives by creating true health in body, mind, and spirit. We offer holistic approaches to care, including acupuncture, and teach lifelong skills for healthy living. See ad on page 7.


Philip J. Cohen, MD Denise M. Cohen, ND 75 Bloomfield Ave., Ste 106, Denville 908-455-2639 • An integrative medicine practice with a holistic approach to p a t i e n t c a r e . We combine the insights of Functional, Orthomolecular, Anti-aging, and Bioregulatory medicine to create highly individualized treatment plans just for you. We recognize and support the body’s innate power to heal, and encourage conscious living and lifestyle. See ad on page 40.



Nancy Weber 27 Bald Nob Road, Denville 973-586-3936


We offer Holistic Practitioners specific ordinations relating to your practice. Certification programs on Young Living aromatherapy and more available through our seminary. See ads on pages 21 and 30.


Look and feel amazing with our cutting edge, natural skin treatments and products. Our functional medicine approach includes therapeutic skin and body treatments, massage, personalized health and skin evaluations, diet and lifestyle education, lab workup, personal training, yoga, meditation. Call or book online. See ad on page 13.

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.


Linda Sercarz Certified Heartmath Coach Serving North Jersey and surrounding area 973-714-8650 Heartmath+♥ consists of simple heart focused science-based meditations. The techniques are designed to change the way your body responds to stress by learning to self-regulate. They create more resilience, coherence, clarity, (even in stressful situations), and the capacity to selfregulate. Heartmath+♥


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 50.

RESHMA SHAH MEDITATION AND HEALING 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 27.

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HOMEOPATHIC CARE AUNT ALBERTA’S REMEDY Homeopathic Pain Relief Cream 973-715-9097

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


2 E. Northfield Rd. #5, Livingston 28 Mine St., Flemington 43 Tamarack Cir., Princeton 3400 Valley Forge Cir., King of Prussia, PA 908-303-7767 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. See ad on page 7.


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 11.

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Linda West, BA, ACH 55 Madison Ave., Morristow 973-506-9654 • Advanced Clinical Hypnosis using an interactive, personalized technique; based on a lengthy interview at our first session and n 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.






Jonnie Lester 3118 Route 10 West, Denville, NJ (in Purple Om Yoga) 973-270-7549 From The Heart Massage is owned and operated by Jonnie Lester, a LMT with the state of NJ. She has certifications in PreNatal, Facial Training, Barefoot Shiatsu, Rain Drop, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Medical/Trigger Point and Cancer Certification Massage. She also specializes in different modalities of energy therapy such as Reiki and intuitive energy work. See ad on page 37.


27 Bald Nob Road, Denville 973-586-3936 Classes and mentoring online for all interested in and/or practicing the metaphysical arts. Variety of areas include creativity, intuition, mediumship/psychic/animal communication and more. See ads on pages 21 and 30.


Specializing in naturally based carpet, upholstery, tile/grout and wood floor cleaning. Our people and pet safe system is guaranteed to put perform traditional cleaning methods. See ad on page 35.

NATURAL MEDICINE NEW JERSEY NATURAL MEDICINE Dr. Jason Frigerio, ND, LAC, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Board Certified Acupuncturist 2424 Lamington Road, Bedminster 973-267-2650

New location in Bedminster is now open! Through Naturopathic, Chinese and Biological Medicine, NJNM identifies and treats the root cause of illness, not just symptoms, help restore balance and promote optimal health. See ad on page 2.


Back to Basic Wellness 866-222-6490 The Digestive Divas have years of personal and professional experience using food to heal the body. They regularly study with doctors to create programs on the cutting edge of nutrition research that inspire and empower their clients. Specializing in food intolerances, acid reflux, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, persistent weight gain, and autoimmune disease, they create personalized and innovative ways for you to feel well, heal well, and be well. See ad on page 25.


Dian Freeman, MA, MHHC Private Nutritional Consultations, Classes, Nutritional Certification Course Morristown, NJ 973-267-4816 Clinical Nutritionist Dian Freeman has a private practice and nutrition school in Morristown, NJ, she teaches a six-month nutritional certification course and has certified over 850 graduates in Holistic Health over the last 15 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 973 267-4816, Email at or visit See ad on page 24.

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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 34.

SALT THERAPY NATURE’S SALT CAVE & FLOAT POD Yvonne Liu 49 Alden Street, Cranford 908-272-7158 •

Benefits a salt cave or saltwater float include: ease pain in muscles, joints and lower back, increased circulation and lower blood pressure, stress reduction, pain relief, promotes relaxation, reduces headaches, increases circulation, more restful sleep & more. See ad on page 17.



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 33.

Shamanic Healing, Energy Medicine, Past Life Regression, Medical Intuition, Coaching Sessions, Astrology Readings, House and Land Clearings. In person, phone or Skype. Professional Reiki, Shamanism, and Medical Intuitive Training. Ongoing Be Your Own Guru Class.


Alison Iati 32 Grove Street, Chester 201-874-7255 License Number: 81-1853104 Sound Healing for individuals and groups. Vibrational Sound Therapy. Weekly sound baths. Sonic tools include Tibetan and crystal bowls, chimes, forks, vocal toning and more.

Janet StraightArrow 973-647-2500

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Natural Awakenings North Central NJ - May 2018  

Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health,...

Natural Awakenings North Central NJ - May 2018  

Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health,...