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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.

Contents 20 GARDENING ASANAS Yoga Poses to Stay Pain-Free

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24 INTO THE WOODS

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Nature Helps Kids Build Skills and Character

29 CHANGING OUR DIET TO COOL THE CLIMATE Good Food Choices Enable Global Health

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32 HEALTHY CLIMATE,

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HEALTHY PEOPLE Why a Warming Planet is Harming Our Health

37 TOUCHING THE EARTH The Healing Powers of Going Barefoot

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have been thinking lately about words and how they fit into our world of communication. My 24-year-old son, Sean, tells me I need a college course in texting so he can make sense of what I’m trying to say in a text fashion. On self-examination—and the evidence before me—I have to plead guilty as charged. I have had numerous people tell me they don’t understand my email. It has been pointed out to me, mostly by my editor, that I have a “Joe Dunne mind speak” when I hastily shoot out emails. Again, guilty. Words are shared in so many forms these days: texting, emails, Twitter, Facebook and so much more, but how clear are we? What we say, what we wanted to say, and what we actually mean is a complicated maze. We even have interpretive text now. For example, using all caps means “shouting,” which I didn’t know until someone told me. Listening is endlessly complicated. Whatever we hear is interpreted through a personal “tone, age, life experience” filter. The maze of being clear, and choosing the right words when we deliver communications, is a college course for an advanced degree! The power of words is the point here. We all think we’re being clear, and sometimes we are, but listening often gets blocked because we’re all too busy thinking of what we want to say rather than listening with complete attention and clear of our own thoughts. Not an easy task, and again, I must admit guilt. But here is the life lesson for me—the power of words lies in the fact that they can’t be taken back. That quick blast in anger, frustration or in the heat of the moment cannot be withdrawn. This lesson has stayed with me over my lifetime. The power of our words is immeasurable. Wars have started over words. Relationships have been destroyed, not necessarily by intention, but by the wrong choice of words. The power of our spoken word also contains a vibration. To a callous person harsh words may not offend, but to a sensitive or fragile person, they are cutting. And words of hope can literally mean the difference between life or death for someone hanging by a thread in their world. Choosing our words matters. For me, I will continue to spend a lot of time meditating, thinking and slowing down to make my communication a little bit clearer and take into account the person on the other side of my words. In peace, love and laughter,

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One Spirit Festival Marks a Decade

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or ten years the One Spirit Festival has been hosting readers, practitioners and vendors, as well as craftsmen, from the holistic community at its events. In 2008, the fair started as an annual event and grew into both spring and fall presentations. Later each festival became a full two day affair, with continuous lectures and demonstrations. This spring’s anniversary event will be held on May 5-6, once again at the Clinton Community Center, 63 Halstead Street. “We are grateful to be able to mark this milestone with the community and all the wonderful people who make up the One Spirit Festival. I had hoped we’d get this far, but it is always gratifying to achieve the dream,” says organizer Christina Lynn Whited. The fair hosts psychic readers in the main hall. Each reader offers a 15-minute time slot for $35, and times may be booked in advance online. “Lots of folks book multiple appointments in a row so they can get all their questions in,” according to Whited. The collection of vendors is wide-ranging. Holistic vendors in nutrition, crystals, essential oils, massage therapists, reiki and acupressure practitioners, supplements and more. Unique jewelry designers are featured, and handmade soaps and crèmes are side by side with yoga accessories, leather goods and books by local authors. Lectures are also offered every half hour. Location: 63 Halstead St., Clinton. For information or to participate as a vendor, visit OneSpiritFestival.org or call Whited at 908-6389066. See ad on page 12.

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ouch Mother Earth 2018 is where a learning center and music festival meet. Now in its third year, the gathering continues to inspire and raise awareness about sustainable living, reducing waste and caring for our planet through live music, transformative workshops and lectures, learning activities for kids, ecofriendly and spiritually-minded vendors and services, plus delicious, healthy food. This exciting, zero-waste event takes place June 1 to 3 on the grounds of Mount Eden Retreat, 183 partially forested acres in the hills of Warren County. Participants can experience life-enhancing, hands-on workshops that include tools for sustainability, along with informative seminars, body movement classes, sound healing, do-it-yourself activities and nutritional advice. This high-vibe gathering will ignite spirit through dance, live music and drum circles around the fire. Featured artists include Answer the Muse, Dalien 13 Hands, Sharon Silverstein and the Peace Project, Solar Circuit, Way of the Sacred, Gypsy Funk Squad, The Mystical Kirtan of Mirabai Moon, Wild Moon, Tabitha Booth, Dominick Antonelli, Laurie Cagno and Richie Olivera. The festival runs from Friday, 5 pm until Sunday, 8 pm. Participants are welcome to come for just one day or for the full weekend. Onsite camping and inside lodging are available. Cost: Tickets start at $25, kids under 16 free. Location: 56 Mill Pond Rd., Washington, NJ. Vendor and volunteer opportunities are available. For information, complete list of activities and tickets, visit TouchMotherEarth.com or contact TouchMotherEarth2018@gmail. com. See ad, page 47.

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Angelo Rusciano Returns for “A Day of Peace & Compassion and Our Electric Consciousness”

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lossoming into Light happily welcomes back medium and channel Angelo Rusciano on Sunday, April 8 at 2 pm in Chester. He will be sharing messages from the sacred feminine, with an interactive discussion with the blessed mother. In these times, we could all use divine love and appreciation from the sacred. Through Angelo, allow the messages from the sacred mother to reveal just how much you are truly loved. He will also share messages he has been receiving about “our electric consciousness.” You won’t want to miss this exclusive event. Space is limited, so be sure to register early. Location: Blossoming into Light, 401 Route 24, Chester. For more information, call 908-879-3937 or email Sue@ TheArtOfTheHeart-Chester.com. The ArtOfTheHeart-Chester.com. CenterOfTheHeartMinistries.com. See ad on page 9.

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EAL Wellness Center and Spa proudly announces the grand opening of its new location in Boonton. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on April 13 at 4 pm. Entertainment, light refreshments, giveaways and many specials will be offered afterward. HEAL brings a wide range of high-quality, alternative health and spa services to the residents of Morris County and surrounding areas. Attendees are welcome to book appointments during the event and be among the first to experience HEAL’s premium suite of services. This fully-renovated, state-of-the-art wellness center and spa will be offering cutting-edge natural treatments and products designed to deliver fantastic results. HEAL strives to find the root causes of pain, discomfort and skin ailments. HEAL also features a variety of treatments, including facial and body treatments, massages, acupuncture, skin and health evaluations, diet and lifestyle education, functional medicine lab work-ups, personal training and treatment plans for skin conditions. Owner and a longtime area resident, Marina Shereshevsky, says, “We are delighted to bring quality, alternative medicine health and spa services to the residents of Morris County. We are committed to helping all of our clients live healthier and happier lives, and leave the spa feeling like the best version of themselves.” Location: HEAL Wellness Center and Spa, 413 West Main Street, Boonton. For more information about HEAL Wellness Center and Spa and to schedule an appointment, call 973-8378376 or visit HEALNJ.com. See ad on page 17.

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Whole Grains Help Us Eat Less When overweight adults exchange refined grain products such as white bread and pasta for whole-grain equivalents, they tend to feel full sooner, eat less, lose weight and experience a reduction in inflammation, the journal Gut reports. Researchers from Denmark’s National Food Institute and the University of Copenhagen studying 50 adults at risk for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease found that test volunteers realized these benefits by eating whole grains, and rye in particular.

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People that get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a new study published in Neurology. Following 321 people over age 60 for 12 years, Australian researchers found that those that developed dementia spent an average of 17 percent of their sleep time in REM sleep, compared to 20 percent for others. It also took them longer to get to that dream-generating stage.

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A study published in the journal Science found that forests across Asia, Latin America and Africa release 468 tons of carbon per year, equivalent to nearly 10 percent of the annual U.S. carbon footprint. Thus, tropical forests may no longer be acting as carbon sinks and could be releasing more carbon than they store. Lead author Alessandro Baccini, with the Woods Hole Research Center, in Massachusetts, says, “These findings provide the world with a wake-up call on forests. If we’re to keep global temperatures from rising to dangerous levels, we need to drastically reduce emissions and greatly increase forests’ ability to absorb and store carbon.” Researchers think nearly 70 percent of this loss of carbon storage capacity is caused by small-scale degradation from logging, drought and wildfire. Researchers say that policies to curb deforestation, reduce degradation and restore the integrity of the land could turn forests back into carbon sinks.

Waxworm Wonders Caterpillars Offer Clues to Plastic Cleanup

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Solar energy is now the cheapest form of new energy in dozens of countries, with record-setting solar farms being built worldwide. Researchers have been investigating ways to make transparent solar panels that resemble glass that could be used as window panels at the same time as converting the light that shines on them into electricity. “Highly transparent solar cells represent the wave of the future for new solar applications,” explains materials scientist Richard Lunt, Ph.D., from Michigan State University. “We analyzed their potential and show that by harvesting only invisible light, these devices have the potential of generating a similar amount of electricity as rooftop solar while providing additional functionality to enhance the efficiency of buildings, automobiles and mobile electronics.” As reported in Nature Energy, his team has developed a transparent, luminescent, solar concentrator that looks like clear glass, covered in small, organic molecules adept at capturing only ultraviolet and near-infrared wavelengths of light. The visible light that enables human vision isn’t obstructed, so we can see through the cell. If scaled up to cover the billions of square feet of glass surfaces throughout the U.S., it could potentially supply about 40 percent of our country’s energy needs.

polyethylene. After half a day, about 13 percent of the plastic had disappeared. She collaborated with biochemists at the University of Cambridge to analyze this chemical decomposition of the plastic. They discovered that some of the substance is converted into ethylene glycol, a sign that it was genuinely being degraded. The carbon-to-carbon bonds found in polyethylene are also present in the wax that the caterpillars eat. Susan Selke, director of the Michigan State University School of Packaging, remarks, “The hunt for organisms that can degrade plastics is on. Right now, we don’t have a good solution for dealing with the plastics that are piling up on our planet.”

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UK furniture and design company Pentatonic has invented the Trashpresso, a solar-powered, mini-recycling plant that transforms plastic waste into usable architectural tiles. Pentatonic doesn’t use raw goods that create excess waste because they are committed to using materials for their products that incorporate some element of recycling, says cofounder Johann Bodecker. They want their products to be reusable, too, so they don’t use glues, resins, paints or formaldehydes to create them, a philosophy that influences all company decisions. The Trashpresso can be used in off-the-grid places where traditional recycling plants would be impractical. It sorts, shreds and compresses trash into plastic fibers to create fully formed tiles. The invention has attracted the attention of companies that want to reduce their own contribution to plastic waste and ocean pollution. Starbucks UK, for example, has commissioned Pentatonic to turn their coffee shop waste into furniture, including bean bag chairs produced from plastic bottles and cups.

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Scientists’ Security France Welcomes Beleaguered Climate Researchers

French President Emmanuel Macron awarded 18 climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere millions of euros in grants to relocate to his country for the rest of Donald Trump’s presidential term. Macron’s “Make Our Planet Great Again” grants are meant to counter Trump’s intent on the climate change front following his declaration to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. One winner, Camille Parmesan, of the University of Texas at Austin, who is working at an experimental ecology station in the Pyrenees charting how human-made climate change is affecting wildlife, says that in the U.S., “You are having to hide what you do.”

Just 100 Companies Emit Most Global Emissions

In July 2017, historic new research from environmental nonprofit CDP, in collaboration with the Climate Accountability Institute, revealed in The Carbon Majors Report that 71 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 can be traced to just 100 fossil fuel producers. It’s the first in a series of planned publications to improve transparency and highlight the role companies and their investors could play in tackling climate change. Offenders ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron are among the highest-emitting investor-owned companies. If fossil fuels continue to be extracted at the same rate for the next 28 years as they were between 1988 and 2017, global average temperatures would be on course to rise by 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of this century, likely causing catastrophic consequences, including substantial species extinction and global food scarcity risks. Read the report at Tinyurl.com/ CarbonTop100List.

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The 147th annual Arbor Day on April 27 encourages tree planting worldwide to replenish lost tree cover including trees wiped out in the recent fires in California and hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) is committed to providing 5 million trees in these areas alone. More than 3,400 U.S. communities will participate as an ADF Tree City. Visit Tinyurl.com/USATreeCityDirectory for a current list and criteria for new communities to apply. The ADF Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees.org) supports treegrowing programs for 200 nonprofit member groups nationwide via funding, information sharing and forging helpful connections. Trees are much more than aesthetics, says Program Manager Dana Karcher, who most recently welcomed Community Greening, in Delray Beach, Florida, and Outdoor Circle, in Hawaii, into the fold. “Trees clean the air, are a habitat for animals, retain storm water and more.” An affiliated nonprofit program online at NeighborWoodsMonth.org encourages tree planting each October. Billings, Montana, earned the latest Arbor Day Celebration Award after 12 elementary schools there engaged in environmental education stations and 180 volunteers planted and pruned trees. Other recent biannual award winners included California’s ReLeaf program and the Atlanta Beltline Arboretum. The need was great even before the world’s forests lost 73.4 million acres of tree cover in 2016, a 51 percent increase over 2015, due to poor forest management, climate change-driven drought and fires, says Global Forest Watch. Hopeful global signs: The largest-ever tropical reforestation project in the Brazilian Amazon aims to plant 73 million trees in the next six years on 70,000 acres. A New Zealand participation goal for the Billion Trees Planting Programme targets planting 100 million trees annually for a decade. In July 2017, volunteers in Madhya Pradesh, India, planted 66,750,000 tree saplings in 12 hours, exceeding the previous record by Uttar Pradesh of 50 million in 24 hours, as part of India’s reforestation pledge of 2 billion new trees by 2030. A $10 annual ADF membership fee includes 10, six-inch-tall seedlings to plant or to donate to a national forest. Karcher’s paramount planting tip: “Dig the hole twice as wide and the same depth of the root ball. If it’s too deep, it’ll suffocate. Give roots space to grow.” April 2018

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Sway Congress Save Wild Horses Campaign Update

The Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget again calls on Congress to lift long-standing prohibitions on the destruction and slaughter of wild horses and burros. The budget seeks to cut approximately $14 million of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program by selling as many as 90,000 federally protected American mustangs for slaughter to avoid management costs and supply foreign markets with horsemeat. So far, citizens have held the line in favor of America’s iconic equine heritage. As Congress discusses appropriations for 2019, we must continue to press our senators and representatives to stand with the 80 percent of Americans that demand protection for these animals. Make your voice heard today via the online form at Tinyurl.com/ SaveWildHorsesNow.

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Sue Greenwald Follows Her Expo Dreams

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ue Greenwald has always been passionate about new ideas, healthy lifestyles and spiritual development, “walking the talk” by teaching yoga for 17 years and becoming a certified holistic health counselor, energy healer and ordained minister. She even operated a wellness center that offered yoga, dance, healing energy treatments, massage and a variety of spiritual and self-development classes. The Empowered Light Holistic Expo started as an idea that grew and wouldn’t leave. Regularly pulling together gatherings, such as writers groups, networking groups and classes of various types, Greenwald began to imagine how she’d operate an expo as well as other larger events. “I love the dynamic that comes from working with like-minded people,” she explains, “but my first reaction to these wonderings were, ‘No way! You don’t know anything about expos, and where would you find the time?’” Greenwald listened to the negative voice for six months. During that time her expo ideas grew into a mild obsession, and she realized that this wasn’t just a crazy idea—it was a dream she needed to pursue. Knowing that the best way to manifest something is to visualize it, Greenwald created a vision of the successful expo she

wanted and then took the risk of renting an enormous space at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, in Oaks, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia—big enough to hold the expo she held in her mind. She contacted a variety of holistic practitioners and vendors, beginning with the large number of contacts she had from her wellness center. Greenwald learned everything by doing it. “I have a saying,” she shares. “Make a decision, then make it right.” She worked night and day, her efforts culminating in the first Empowered Light Holistic Expo in October, 2016. A true manifestation of her vision, it was a collaboration of expert speakers and vendors, promoting healthy lifestyles by offering healing products, services, inspiration and information. Now in its third year, the expo is held the last weekend of April and September in Oaks. The next expo will be held April 27 to 29. Each expo offers over 50 inspiring talks in four different rooms, with last October’s expo hosting several international speakers. The vendor floor promotes more than 100 holistic vendors. Psychic and intuitive readings are available, as well as healthy food samples. “Everyone needs something different, so the expo offers

a large variety. Sometimes people need a contact, or a like-minded friend, and it’s easy to make great connections at the expo,” Greenwald offers. Response to the expo has been so positive that Greenwald is starting a similar expo in Nashville, Tennessee, this October. “I found that I was being called to move away from my wellness center and work exclusively on the expos and other events. They are my passion all day, every day, and I never tire of it,” she enthuses. Empowered Light has recently added spiritual, light-adventure retreats called Empowering Journeys to their list of events, visiting Mexico in February of 2019 for a light-adventure tour. Also being created are events called Raise Your Vibe, which focus more on workshops with a concentrated theme. Greenwald offers, “I have big plans for the expo and am trying to ensure that it has a solid foundation before it grows again. I want to make the expo an international success, where people can come for the connection and inspiration that they need. I want to make a really big impact on the world, in my own way.” Cost: $5-$20 admission, which includes most talks and workshops. Location: 100 Station Ave., Halls D and E, Oaks. For tickets and more information, visit EmpoweredLight.com. See ad, page 59.

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Gardening ASANAS Yoga Poses to Stay Pain-Free by Marlaina Donato

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ardening is good for body and soul, but long hours and repetitive movements can negatively impact even the fittest body. While stiffness and pain patterns might manifest in the lower back, shoulders, legs and hands, performing a few yoga poses can lessen pain, increase flexibility, boost stamina and prevent injury.

“Every action needs a counter action for structural balance to be maintained. Repetitive movements can tighten fascia, restrict movement and compromise nerve impulses,” explains Asheville, North Carolina, yoga teacher and back care specialist Lillah Schwartz, author of Healing Our Backs with Yoga: An Essential Guide to Back Pain Relief. “What goes into spasm tends to remain in spasm,” observes Schwartz, who has helped many people overcome back pain and other chronic structural issues. Practicing yoga before, during or after spending time outside also promotes mindbody awareness which helps us tune into our body’s natural rhythms and prevent physical problems in the first place. Here are some basics to consider when working in the garden.

Be Aware

Great agility and strong muscles cannot compensate for being in one position too long, over-reaching or fatigue. “Listen to your body’s messages such as, ‘It’s time for a rest,’ or, ‘That’s too heavy,’” recommends Schwartz. Remember to take regular breaks to rest, stretch and drink water.

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“Conscious breathing involves both the body and the mind. Long, slow inhalations and exhalations help us tune into our body,” says Schwartz. “Using long breaths when stretching in the garden can help muscles find relief.” To reduce pain: n Stop and breathe. Take slow, deep breaths with a pause (inhalation retention) between inhalation and exhalation.

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Shadow Acknowledge, Embrace and Love Your Dark Side By Debbie Carcuffe

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arl Jung said, “the gold is in the dark.” When an aspect of oneself is denied, repressed, or hidden, its energy is strengthened and creates a dark side. Trying to hold down these parts is exhausting and drains us of our vital life force energy. By uncovering and accepting our shadow, we reveal the light of creativity, courage, power and joy. These important aspects of self are required to assist us on our journey to wholeness and authenticity. ​ We are all born whole and complete. In order to get back to that place within ourselves, we must accept and embrace all of our human qualities. Only then we can truly accept others without judgement. As children, our fear of not being loved and accepted caused us to hide certain aspects of our personality. As a means of survival, we settled into a safe place where we only behaved in acceptable ways in order to please others. We shut down certain parts of our true authentic nature. By doing this, as adults, we are only living half of our life. This is preventing us from reaching our full potential and realizing our divine gifts, talents and abilities. While growing up, every traumatic event we experienced, every humiliation, every time we were shamed or made to feel guilty, we gave up another piece of our self. These unclaimed parts of us are what the

Swiss Psychiatrist, Carl Jung, described as “the shadow.” The shadow holds the parts of ourselves that we would rather not be. These are the aspects of ourselves we hide or deny and the side of our personality we do not consciously display in public. Our shadow self consists of all the qualities considered unacceptable by the personality. When these qualities are denied, they remain in the dark or the subconscious, but they lose power over us when we bring them into the light of consciousness. By acknowledging the shadow’s presence, we neutralize its potential negative impact on our lives. Acknowledging and reconciling these aspects of self fills the void and emptiness we can sometimes feel. True peace and freedom are attained when we acknowledge, claim, and love our repressed qualities. This is the road to awakening. We are selling ourselves short by not claiming all of who we are. Learn to make peace with and embrace your authentic nature by discovering those parts of yourself that you are denying. With this one action, you will transform your internal suffering, heal your relationships and restore your health.

For these reasons, I have carefully crafted a workshop in which participants can get to know their “shadows” through exercises and discussion. On Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 pm, you can understand how and why we disassociate from certain aspects of ourselves during childhood. Learn how to become conscious of your personal shadow self and how to integrate it back into your life with compassion and love. By the end, you will realize that acknowledging and embracing these “shadow aspects” is vital to discovering and reconnecting with your true, authentic power and wholeness. The workshop costs a $10 donation and doors open at 7 pm. Debbie is an Intuitive Spiritual Counselor, Strategic Intervention Life Coach, and Holistic Energy Practitioner. Location: The Association for Higher Awareness, Madison Masonic Temple, 170 Main Street, Madison. Debbie Carcuffe is the owner of Portal of Healing Conscious, located at 50 Main Street, Chester. For more information, call 201-841-0358 or visit PortalOfHealing.com. See ad on page 25.

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INTO THE WOODS Nature Helps Kids Build Skills and Character by April Thompson

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movement is afoot to get kids grounded in nature. Wilderness awareness programs, also known as primitive skills or Earth-based education, teach life-changing survival skills that build courage, compassion and camaraderie. “We help youth experience a true aliveness in nature. Kids gain knowledge of the outdoors and increase awareness, confidence and self-reliance, while having fun, positive experiences,” says Dave Scott, founder of the Earth Native Wilderness School (EarthNativeSchool.com), in Bastrop, Texas. They often go on to enthusiastically share what they’ve learned about natural flora and fauna with their families.

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Youth engaged with organizations like this one enjoy gaining nature-oriented survival skills, such as making bows, baskets, shelters and fire. “By making a bow out of a particular type of tree, children discover what type of habitat the tree prefers and how to harvest it sustainably. Indigenous skills like animal tracking also help them relate to wildlife and develop empathy for animals,” says Scott. “When you learn to trust rather than fear nature, you’re more likely to take care of it,” adds Rick Berry, founder of 4 Elements Earth Education (4eee.org), a Nevada City, California, nonprofit that helps kids and

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adults connect with planet Earth via immersion in nature. Leaving room for spontaneity and improvisation is important. While infusing indigenous knowledge into their curriculum, wilderness programs emphasize universal principles such as deep understanding of local environments and life’s interconnectedness. “Fire making is for everybody. Shelter making is for everybody. We are all caretakers of the land,” says Berry. Physical and other challenges, such as walking blindfolded through the woods, heighten sensory perception while building confidence. “The landscape is a great teacher with its uneven ground and obstacles, posing an opportunity to learn agility, practice balance and ultimately, expand awareness,” says Simon Abramson, associate director of Wild Earth (WildEarth.org), in High Falls, New York. Nature-immersion programs like Wild Earth’s further help kids sharpen their observation skills through activities like learning to identify birdsongs and trees. During a popular activity called “sit spot”, children learn to sit quietly, listen and observe from a specific location they may revisit over the course of a day or year to witness nature’s varied beauty. Another time, they may try “foxwalking”, creeping silently and slowly, or test their “owl vision”, using


peripheral vision. For younger kids, instructors may incorporate such skills into a game like “coyote or rabbit,” where by staying still, they can avoid detection by a predator. Kids learn to listen both to nature and their own inner voice, which can be challenging in the midst of dominating peers and authority figures. “We build on the tradition of vision quest, in taking time to get quiet in nature and hear what the heart is saying,” says Berry. Activities may be patterned after natural cycles of the seasons, the four directions and diurnal rhythms. On a bright morning, emphasis is on high-energy, outward-facing activities; day’s end brings a pause to reflect, glean and share what participants have made and learned.

Lasting Life Lessons

Mother Nature’s lessons can be hardearned, but the outdoor trials that kids experience are often their most honored and memorable moments. Whether youths try out a wilderness program for a season or stay on for years, Earth-based learning can have an enduring impact. They help foster healthy relationships not only with the Earth, but with other people, according to Samuel Bowman, a program coordinator with the Wilderness Awareness School (Wilderness Awareness.org), in Duvall, Washington. Team-driven activities like building a communal shelter can help kids learn how to work through conflict, listen to others and appreciate differences. “The kids that have come through our programs prove to be creative problemsolvers prepared to handle just about anything. They have focus and commitment, and tend to be service oriented,” observes Abramson, noting that 60 percent of their instructors are alumni. “Thinking back on kids we’ve worked with, you can often see their wilderness journey reflected in their paths as adults, how they are making choices with their heart and pursuing their passions,” concludes Berry. Connect with April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.

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Minimally Invasive Ozone Implants A dental implant is an artificial root that is placed in the bone to replace missing teeth or stabilize a denture. What is an implant and who needs them?

There are many reasons to have a dental implant placed. Replacing missing teeth is very important to maintain the ability to properly chew your food and not have all your biting on just one side of your mouth. For wearers of dentures, having a loose denture is a nightmare. Using dental implants to stabilize the denture can completely change how you eat and smile.

Traditional Implants

Traditional implants are placed by cutting a flap of gum to expose the bone, then drilling a hole 5-6 mm wide (about the size of a No. 2 pencil). The implant is placed into the bone and the area is left alone to heal for about 2-3 months. At the second visit, a small amount of gum is removed to uncover the implant and place a healing cap onto it. Then an abutment can be placed which connects the implant from below the gum to a visible above the gum structure upon which a crown (cap) can be fabricated.

At the same visit that we place the implant, we can also place the finished restoration, the crown.

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Lower cost due to fewer visits and fewer parts

• Can fit into places traditional implants will not go

Because of its smaller size, these can fit into smaller spaces

Minimally Invasive Ozone Implants

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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any people are unaware of the toxins lurking in their home that can have damaging effects on our health. Pregnant women are even more susceptible to harm caused by flame retardants, chemicals that are added to materials to slow the spread of fire. They are widely used in everything from carpeting to sofas, mattresses and some clothing, making exposure difficult to avoid. Despite many manufacturers phasing out or banning these chemicals altogether, it is still difficult to live without with them. Several recent studies have shown a clear connection between exposure to flame retardants during pregnancy and thyroid hormone issues, resulting in smaller fetuses and lower IQ in children. Many experts believe that the flame retardant chemicals can alter the hormone balance in pregnant women, leading to abnormal brain development in children. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) are a particular concern because they can leach out of the foam and find their way into air, dust and more. Add flame retardants to a variety of other daily chemical exposures, and the risk of damaging health increases. According to Juleen Lam, an associate research scientist at the University of California San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, “An average 3.7-point decrease in IQ from chemicals might not sound like much, but on a population-wide level. it means more children that could require early interventions and families that can face personal long-term economic burdens.” Researchers have also found that pregnant women in California have much higher PBDE levels than other pregnant women around the world, due in part to California’s previous flammability standards that paved the way for widespread use of the chemicals in bedding and other furniture.” One way to reduce exposure to these hazardous materials is to replace the furniture containing these toxic additives. Mattresses are known to have a high level of flame retardants in the polyurethane foam. In fact, nearly 90 percent of traditional innerspring polyurethane mattresses on the market today contain highly toxic chemicals because of the low cost to manufacture them. Organic mattresses are a healthier choice because they are made with natural materials. Dave Spittal, owner of Healthy Choice Organic Mattress, says that a considerable percentage of his customers are expecting and new mothers that wish to provide the healthiest start for their baby’s life, stating, “Healthy Choice provides standard adultsized mattresses, as well as children’s and crib mattresses.” Doing research and being aware of chemicals that should be avoided can help pave the way for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, void of the toxins found in flame retardants. Healthy Choice Organic Mattress is located at 361 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ. For more information, call 908-263-7400 or visit hcmattress.com. See ad, page 2. Brielle Bleeker is a writer for Natural Awakenings magazine.

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“It’s an enclosed system that runs 24/7, and it’s highly efficient from a waterusage standpoint because we recycle the water,” says William Shelton Jr., a fourthgeneration family farmer. “The only water that’s actually consumed is what’s taken up and transpired through the plants.” In a moderate climate, energy costs to recycle the water and keep the plants at an even temperature are moderate, as well. Dry-tilled heirloom tomatoes, okra, melons and quinoa are drought-tolerant and only use available rainfall.  

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vegetables, beans and nuts, much lower. The carbon footprint of a vegetarian diet is about half that of a meat-lover’s diet.” Root crops such as carrots, radishes, potatoes and beets have a lower carbon footprint than above-ground plants due to less food waste. A beautiful beet is easier to grow than a bell pepper that blemishes more easily. Seasonal, regional fruit, vegetables, herbs and honey have a lighter carbon impact because they are transported shorter distances. Usually what grows best in a region and is consumed locally is also best for the climate. Foods naturally suited to their environment grow and taste better, and are packed with more nutrients, reports Sustainable Table, an educational nonprofit that builds healthy communities through sustainable eating habits (SustainableTable.org).

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New agricultural developments can also benefit our climate environment. According to Project Drawdown research, perennial grains and cereals could be pivotal in reaching soil, carbon and energy targets. The Land Institute, in Salina, Kansas, has been working with the Rodale Institute, in Berks County, Pennsylvania, to develop a perennial wheat that would not have to be planted from seed each year. This would save soil, carbon and both human and machine energy. Kernza, a new perennial grain proven to prosper in natural grasslands like the Great Plains, is not yet widely distributed. Maria Speck, author of Simply Ancient Grains, advises, “With up to 15-foot-long roots, it can be harvested for five years and uses less fertilizer than conventional wheat. Kernza tastes almost like a cross between rice and wheat—sweet, grassy, mesmerizing.” Michael Pollan, author of Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual and creator of the film Food, Inc., suggests we keep it simple: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Climatarians would add another guideline—eat as locally as possible. Judith Fertig writes cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com).


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Why a Warming Planet is Harming Our Health by Lisa Marshall

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amantha Ahdoot’s son Isaac was 9 years old when he collapsed from the heat while playing clarinet at band camp. It had been a record-hot summer following a mild winter and early spring, and Dr. Ahdoot, an Alexandria, Virginia, pediatrician, had already noticed a string of unusual cases: A toddler had contracted Lyme disease in the once tick-free region of Northern Maine. A teenager had suffered an asthma attack in February, a full month before she usually started taking allergy medicine. A displaced grade-schooler from out of town arrived traumatized after fleeing a hurricane-ravaged home with her family. But it wasn’t until she saw her son laying on a gurney in the emergency room with an IV in his arm that she fully connected the dots. 32

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“I was aware that the weather had changed a lot since I was kid. But it really didn’t hit home until that day that climate change could affect my health and the health of my children personally,” recalls Ahdoot. “I realized it would be a betrayal of my duty as a pediatrician to sit back and do nothing about it.”

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Ahdoot, now a vocal climate change activist, is among a growing number of healthcare professionals that have begun to reframe climate change not as a concern for elsewhere or the future, but as a pressing U.S. public health issue today. In one recent survey of 1,200 allergists, 48 percent said climate change is already affecting their patients a “great

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deal” or a “moderate amount.” In another survey of lung specialists, 77 percent said they were seeing patient symptoms grow more severe due to worsening climaterelated air quality. In a sweeping review published last October in The Lancet medical journal, a team of healthcare professionals proclaimed that the human symptoms of climate change are “unequivocal and potentially irreversible,” noting that since 2000, the number of people in the United States exposed to heat waves annually has risen by about 14.5 million, and the number of natural disasters annually has increased 46 percent. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also begun to weigh in with a Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative to help local health departments brace for everything from the hazardous air quality associated with more forest fires to the spread of vector-borne diseases like Zika and West Nile as the range and season of mosquitoes and ticks expands. Meanwhile, groups like the newly formed and expansive Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, to which Ahdoot belongs, are being proactive. Its doctors are greening their offices, swapping cars for bikes, buses or carpooling, lobbying lawmakers and encouraging their patients to undertake measures to prevent the problem from worsening. In the process, they say, they might even improve their own health. “We want the public to understand that climate change is not just about polar bears or receding glaciers in the Arctic, but also about our children and our health here and now,” says Ahdoot.


annual increases accelerating in recent years as 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017 all set records for ambient heat. Such rising temperatures, combined with increased rain and record-high atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, can have a significant impact on plants—both those that irritate or nourish us, says Howard Frumkin, a medical doctor who co-authored the Lancet report and teaches environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington, in Seattle. Wild, allergy-inducing plants like ragweed and poison ivy are flourishing. Poison ivy is growing faster, larger and more toxic as excess carbon prompts it to produce more of its rash-inducing compound, urushiol. “We are seeing the season for ragweed productivity expanding, with pollen levels rising higher and earlier and lasting longer by several weeks,” advises Frumkin. In 2016, residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota, endured a ragweed season that was 21 days longer than in 1990. Other, desirable crops, like grains, do worse in hotter carbon-rich climes,

producing less protein and other nutrients, Frumkin notes. Meanwhile, bugs are thriving, with longer seasons and wider ranges in which to reproduce. Mosquitoes’ capacity to transmit dengue fever—the world’s fastestgrowing mosquito-borne illness—has risen by 11 percent since 1950, more than half of that just since 1990, according to the Lancet report. Further, the tick that carries Lyme disease is now present in 46 percent of U.S. counties, up from 30 percent in 1998. “My physician colleagues used to treat two or

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ing to research institutions including the University of California, San Diego, and Iowa State University, chronic heat, especially at night, can interfere with sleep and even lead to aggressive behavior. Then there’s the worry about what to do about it, and whether it will be enough. “When you talk with people about what is affecting them, climate is definitely one of the things stressing them out,” says Thomas Doherty, Psy.D., a psychologist in Portland, Oregon. “There’s a sense of mystery and powerlessness around it that weighs on people.”

Fresh Perspective, New Hope Mona Sarfaty, a family physician who is now director of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, attests that 69 percent of Americans are aware that climate change is occurring, and more

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for about 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent study by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine, in New Haven, Connecticut. Boston-area hospitals recently slashed their overall emissions by 29 percent in five years.

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per capita, emit six times more CO2 than the global average, according to research by Jonathan Patz, a medical doctor who directs the Global Health Institute at the University of WisconsinMadison. In a TED Talk, he observed that U.S. lower-income populations and those in developing countries are often hit hardest by gaseous emissions. “Those most vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change are often the least responsible,” he says. “Doing something about this is a matter of compassion.”

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than half agree that human activities are at least partly to blame. Yet only a third believe it could ever harm them personally. “So much of the early focus was on the receding glaciers and the penguins,” she says. “People today still think it will affect ‘those other people over there,’ but not them.” She agrees with the recent focus on imminent health issues, and is encouraged that a growing number of healthcare professionals feel it’s their duty to inform their patients about climate change to mobilize action. “When you talk about climate change not only in terms of the health impact it has on individuals and families, but also in terms of the real-time benefits of taking action against it, people are a lot more interested in doing something,” says Sarfaty. For instance, shifting to clean energy sources like wind and solar instead of coal can effect better air quality and easier breathing now. Cycling or walking to work rather than driving can reduce carbon emissions, boost feel-good brain chemicals and keep weight in check. Writing letters to editors or attending rallies to urge lawmakers to pass climate-friendly policies can not only fend off the anxiety and depression that comes with feeling helpless, but also effect real change. Ahdoot is taking these steps now. She has solar panels on her roof, is assisting the local hospital to reduce its carbon footprint, takes public transportation to work and encourages her kids to walk whenever possible. “I don’t feel powerless at all. I feel empowered and optimistic,” she says. “The more we know, the more we are moved to act. We can all do something small every day to protect our climate.” Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer in Boulder, CO. Connect at LisaAnnMarshall.com.

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residents of counties affected by the smoke plume showed a 50 percent increase in emergency trips due to respiratory illness. Like Isaac, more kids are ending up in hospitals due to soaring temperatures, with U.S. emergency room visits for heat illnesses up by 133 percent between 1997 and 2006. Ahdoot recalls a young football player from Arkansas that showed signs of weakness and fatigue during practice, but wasn’t treated right away. He ended up with heat stroke, kidney failure and pulmonary edema and ultimately required kidney dialysis. “Every summer now, I see the impacts of increasing temperatures and heat waves on kids,” she says. Climate change can also impact mental health, according to a recent review by the American Psychological Association. Exposure to natural disasters can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. Plus, accord-


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Reduction of chronic inflammation “Inflammation is intimately linked to most chronic and aging-related diseases,” says Gaétan Chevalier, Ph.D., a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego, who has conducted multiple grounding studies. “Grounding seems to be nature’s way to reduce inflammation.”

Enhanced blood flow Thick, sludgy blood is a common feature of diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Several grounding studies have demonstrated a significant decrease in blood viscosity and enhanced blood flow. “Grounding represents a potent circulation booster; a simple, yet profound preventive and therapeutic strategy,” says integrative cardiologist Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra, of Manchester, Connecticut, co-author of the book Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!

Decreased stress Tracy Latz, a medical doctor and integrative psychiatrist in Mooresville, North Carolina, has found, “Patients with anxiety issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and depression, often benefit from grounding.”

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hen first designing a home garden, it’s important to carve out permanent areas for vegetables that will feed us year around. What is seldom considered is the expanding growth of nearby trees that, with each passing year, grow to encircle the area and encroach on the garden space, blocking the sun and hindering the growth of our nourishing plants. Cutting down a perfectly good tree can seem almost immoral and many of us would move the garden before eliminating the tree. Year after year, we chase the sun to make

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or 17 years, Rosie Lazroe has been healing through yoga. It began in the spring of 2001, when she found herself laying in a hospital emergency room with a resting heart rate over 150 bpm. As the ER nurse was about to inject medication to reboot her heart rhythm, Rosie felt a cold rush flow through her body and then faintly heard her dad tell her to open her eyes. After receiving a second injection, her heart rate slowed down. Her visit to the emergency room was not a surprise. Months prior, she had been diagnosed with sinus tachycardia, a condition in which the heart rate elevates higher than 100 beats per minute. To keep her heart beating normally, she was prescribed Inderal, a heart medication that unfortunately, caused a severe adverse reaction. She didn’t want to continue taking the medicine but she did not know an alternative. After her ER experience, though, she decided to change doctors, and found a cardiologist who would change her life

forever. After a series of examinations, echo cardiograms and discussions, he asked: “Have you tried yoga?” “I did have a passing interest in yoga, but I knew almost nothing about it,” states Rosie. “I began to research and found Rodney Yee and Patricia Walden’s AM/PM Yoga on VHS. With a beach towel and the belt from my bathrobe, I didn’t have any yoga props at the time, I dedicated 20 minutes each morning and evening to stretch, breathe and be still. Sometimes I wondered if I was “doing it right,” but the effects on my health were profound.” Over the next few months, Rosie discovered she could keep her heart healthy with minimal medication, and eventually stopped taking medication entirely. Seventeen years later, she continues to explore a home practice in addition to taking and teaching public yoga classes. Today, many healthcare professionals incorporate yoga into their treatments. Through her story, Rosie hopes to inspire people to ask their doctors how yoga might benefit them.  Rosie Lazroe is a certified yoga teacher and master reiki practitioner. For more information, you can contact her at 732-596-7384, yoga@naturalawakeningsnj.com or visit RosieLazroe.com.

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Better Sleep with Hypnosis – 8:30-9:15pm. Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have difficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. $55. Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave., Maplewood. Contact 908303-7767 or barry@hypnosiscounselingcenter.com. HypnosisCounselingCenter.com. Healing Powers of Hemp – 6:45pm. Presented by Dr. Kaminski. Learn about the healing powers of this naturally grown sacred plant which has been used for a wide range of health benefits dating back more than 3,000 years. Free. Cedarcrest Chiropractic, 616 Bloomfield Ave., Ste. 3C, West Caldwell. Pre-register by 6pm, 4/4 to KaminskiWellness@ verizon.net or 973-228-6624. KaminskiWellness.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 First Friday Healing Circle – 7-8pm. First Friday Healing Circle led by Gail Belluardo, Licensed Science of Mind practitioner for an hour of affirmative prayer, music, mediation and sacred conversation. Different themes for each group. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-879-6476. truespirit@earthlink.com. CSLMorristown.org.

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Qi Revolution – Apr. 7-9, 9am-6pm. Experience Real QiGong. Learn Nutrition Science. Breathe Powerfully. 3-days of Amazing Qigong & Food Healing. $149. Somerset Cultural Center, 135 Davidson, Ave., Somerset. 800-298-8970. Space is limited — Reserve Now! For tickets and information, visit QiRevolution.com. West Windsor Community Farmers Market (WWCFM) – 10am-1pm. Indoor market featuring local regional (50-mile radius) agriculture and musical guests. Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Rd, West Windsor Township. Follow West Windsor Community Farmers Market for latest details. Questions? Call Chris Cirkus at 609-933-4452. Sol Path Mini-Retreat- Ahimsa – 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. For information, call 973-343-2848 or email jennifer@ purpleomyoga.com. PurpleOmYoga.com. Spiritual Cinema – 7pm. 2nd Saturdays. Free. Center for Spiritual Living, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3333. CSLMorristown.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8 Medium & Channel Angelo Rusciano – 2pm. A Day of Peace and Compassion and Our Electric Consciousness. Messages from the Sacred Feminine. An interactive discussion with Blessed Mother. $55. Blossoming Into Light, IWC, 401 Route 24, Chester. Please pre-register as space is limited to sue@theartoftheheart-chester.com, text 862-2224268 or https://angeloruscianoapril2018.eventbrite. com. TheArtOfTheHeart-Chester.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 Kundalini Yoga – 6:30pm-7:45pm. 2nd Wed. each mo. Join certified instructor Stephen Tarsitano for 75 minutes of Kundalini Yoga starting at 6:30pm $5.00 love offering at the door. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or truespirit@ earthlink.com. CSLMorristown.org.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Thetahealing Advanced Class – 10am-5pm. Apr. 13-15. Thetahealing is in Westfield, NJ. 908-2644344. For details, visit ReshmaShah.com. Grand Opening of HEAL Wellness Center and Spa – 4pm. Ribbon-cutting ceremony at HEAL’s fully-renovated, state-of-the-art wellness center and spa with entertainment, light refreshments, giveaways and many specials. HEAL services include facial and body treatments, massage, acupuncture, skin and health evaluations, and more. Free. HEAL Wellness Center and Spa, 413 West Main Street, Boonton. 973-837-8376. HEALNJ.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 Asana and Anatomy Intensive – 11:30am-6:30am. 2-days; Apr. 14-15. Yoga Alliance Registered Continuing Education. Advanced anatomy and kinesiology relative to specific asana category deepens understanding of how the body works and moves. Infuse new life into familiar poses by expanding on modifications, variations, creative prop usage and hands-on assists. $225. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt 23, Butler. Pre-registraion required. 973-838-9642. HighlandYoga.com. Qi Gong – 8-9am. Improve flexibility, mobility and reduce stress with Qi Gong class, which includes gentle, repetitive, meditative movements, synchronized with deep emphasis on diaphragmatic breathing. $18 in advance; $20 walk-in, 1st class free. HEAL Wellness Center and Spa, 413 W. Main St., Boonton. Book appt. at HealNJ.com, click Book an Appointment or call 973-837-8376. healnjspa@ gmail.com. HealNJ.com.

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Life Business Partnership evening meeting with Dr. George Wang. Meet holistic practitioners, spiritualists and earth-centered business owners. Make a business connection that helps link your business to others. First meeting is free. Wisdom Health and Wellbeing, 51 John F. Kennedy Pkwy., 1st Fl West, #135, Short Hills. Register at TheNaturalLife.org/ events.

Authentic Shamanic Healing Sessions – Sun. 4/15-5/27; 7-9pm. Dr. Carla Hughett, DOM (Pema Yudron) has just arrived from a ten year retreat in the Himalayas. Offering ancient Tibetan Buddhist spiritual healing sessions of sacred Chöd. Overcome the root cause of all destructive emotions. Feel comfortable in a safe group setting. Rest deeply while releasing problems, illness and your karmic obstacles! Free with heartfelt donation. Old King Farm Healing & Eco-Retreat Center in Vermont. OldKingFarm.com/chod-healing.

Re-Organization Healing Workshop – 6:45 pm. Learn how to experience wellness of mind, body and spirit for a lifetime through Re-Organizational Healing (ROH) vs “being fixed in the moment” with restorative therapy. Learn to experience life with peace and grace. Free. Kaminski Wellness, 616 Bloomfield Ave., Ste. 3C, West Caldwell. Pre-register by 6pm, 4/18 to KaminskiWellness@ verizon.net or 973-228-6624. KaminskiWellness. com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17 Stop Smoking with Hypnosis – 6:30-7:30pm. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $60. Kearny High School, 336 Devon St., Kearny. Contact 908303-7767 or barry@hypnosiscounselingcenter.com. HypnosisCounselingCenter.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis – 7:30-8:30pm. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $60. Kearny High School, 336 Devon St., Kearny. Contact 908303-7767 or barry@hypnosiscounselingcenter.com. HypnosisCounselingCenter.com. Better Sleep with Hypnosis – 8:30-9:15pm. Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have difficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. $60. Kearny High School, 336 Devon St., Kearny. Contact 908303-7767 or barry@hypnosiscounselingcenter.com. HypnosisCounselingCenter.com.

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Stop Smoking with Hypnosis – 6:30-7:30pm. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $59. Parsippany Hills High School, 24 Rita Dr., Parsippany. Contact 908-3037767 or barry@hypnosiscounselingcenter.com. HypnosisCounselingCenter.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis – 7:30-8:30pm. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $59. Parsippany Hills High School, 24 Rita Dr., Parsippany. Contact 908303-7767 or barry@hypnosiscounselingcenter.com. HypnosisCounselingCenter.com. Better Sleep with Hypnosis – 8:30-9:15pm. Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have difficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. $59. Parsippany Hills High School, 24 Rita Dr., Parsippany. Contact 908303-7767 or barry@hypnosiscounselingcenter.com. HypnosisCounselingCenter.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 Guiding Light Meditation with Karen Amato – 7pm. Join us inside the Salt Cave for an inspired journey and enter a world of peace. $25. Caldwell Salt Cave, 246 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. Parking available. RSVP to 973-641-2557. CaldwellSaltCave.com.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 21 West Windsor Community Farmers Market (WWCFM) – 10am-1pm. Indoor market featuring local regional (50-mile radius) winter agriculture and musical guests. Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Rd, West Windsor Township. Follow West Windsor Community Farmers Market for latest details. Questions? Call Chris Cirkus at 609-933-4452. Signs and Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies, Part I: Face and Tongue Reading – 11am-1:30pm. With Nutritionist Dian Freeman. You may never look at your own face or anyone else’s face in the same way again after taking this class. Daily changes in our face tell a lot about the status of our emotional and physical health. Bring hand mirror and small flashlight to explore your face and tongue. 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. WellnessSimplified.com. 3rd Annual Sun Salutations for Peace – Noon1:30pm. The Sun Salutation unites body, mind, and breath in a rhythmic flow that exemplifies meditation in motion. Transformational experience to strengthen the body, calm the mind, open the heart, and experience a state of deep inner peace. $30, pre-registration required. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt 23 Butler. 973-838-9642. HighlandYoga.com. Exploring Alternative Cancer Treatments – 2-4:30pm. With Nutritionist Dian Freeman. Much has been written about natural treatments for cancers. Learn common sense ways to cut through

the hype and discern the best way to evaluate such options. Informed consent means it is you in the rider’s seat and the best way to make that journey is to be informed about your options. 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. WellnessSimplified.com. Reiki Share – 3-4:30pm. Whether you are new to reiki, a reiki master or somewhere in between, a Reiki Share is a beautiful healing circle where you give and receive healing via heart. Come on time so master teachers can help guide you. Practitioners work in small groups and exchange energy healing. This circle is filled with learning, positive vibes, and fun! $15/student; $5/reiki master. For information visit RAYKIschool.com and click Calendar. Drumming and Dream – 6:30pm-8pm. Ceremony for future generation Healing Mother Earth, Humanity, honoring our ancestors and co-creating NOW for future generations. Bring your drums, noise makers and your spirit. Celebrate your life with like-minded people. Find your tribe! $15. For details, visit RAYKIschool.com and click Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 Stop Smoking with Hypnosis – 6:30-7:30pm. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $55. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Av., Edison. Contact 908-3037767 or barry@hypnosiscounselingcenter.com. HypnosisCounselingCenter.com.

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Hands-on learning: Biodynamics, Conscious Agriculture, Eco-Shamanism, Qi Healing, Pranic Healing and more! Enjoy yoga, meditation, tai chi, qi gong and contemplative dance. Delicious organic, biodynamic meals free with admission! Free concert Saturday evening. Do something meaningful this Memorial Day Weekend. Help heal Mother Earth! It’s possible. And a lot of fun! Information and registration: OldKingFarm.com/sf9 Easy to reach, beautiful lower Champlain valley, Vermont.

June 23-24 Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm 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 WeAreSme.com

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healing treatments like reiki, massage and reflexology, as well as angelic and intuitive readings. Try healthy food samples and purchase natural products for personal and home care. Empowered Light Holistic Expo will focus on healthier lifestyles, including food, physical activities, stress reduction and self-care. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Halls D & E, Oaks, PA. For information: Sue Greenwald, 484-459-3082, EmpoweredLightExpo@gmail.com. EmpoweredLight.com. 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 chakas and subtle bodies. Donation Only. Portal of Healing, 50 Main Street, Top Floor, Chester. Debbie Carcuffe 201-841-0358 or debbie@portalofhealing. com. PortalOfHealing.com.

PLAN AHEAD TUESDAY, MAY 1 Get to Know Your Shadow – 7:30 p.m. Join presenter Debbie Carcuffe for discussion and exercises on how to become conscious and reintegrate your personal shadow self with compassion and love. Embracing “shadow aspects” is vital to discovering and reconnecting with one’s true, authentic power and wholeness. $10 donation. Doors open at 7pm. The Association for Higher Awareness, Madison Masonic Temple, 170 Main Street, Madison.

SATURDAY, MAY 5 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@ CircleOfIntention.com. OneSpiritFestival.org. Nutritional Muscle Testing – 11am-1:30pm. 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. $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. WellnessSimplified.com. Introducing Essential Oils – 2-4:30pm. With Nutritionist Dian Freeman. This overview discusses the many the historical, cultural and biblical usages of essential oils, aromatherapy, through the ages. The most popular and effective single oils and blends are compared and available for personal testing. Handouts and booklets are also available for several of the most popular of the therapeutic grade oils available for sale today. 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. WellnessSimplified.com.

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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. truespirit@earthlink.com. cslmorristown.org. 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. UnityOfSussex.org. 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: PurpleOmYoga.com. Spiritual Discussion Group – 5:50-8:30pm. A variety of topics. $5. RSVP 908-879-3937. TheArtoftheHeart-Chester.com. Quantum Healing Meditation – 6-7pm, EST Weekly. Online and On-site. Enjoy the {{{ quantum }}} fields, and start manifesting a healthier you! $15/meet. RAYKISchool.com and click event to register or ask Contact@RAYKIschool.com. Onsite option, come to Cranbury NJ. Authentic Shamanic Healing Sessions – 4/155/27; 7-9pm. Dr. Carla Hughett, DOM (Pema Yudron) has just arrived from a ten year retreat in the Himalayas. Offering ancient Tibetan Buddhist spiritual healing sessions of sacred Chöd. Overcome the root cause of all destructive emotions. Feel comfortable in a safe group setting. Rest deeply while releasing problems, illness and your karmic obstacles! Free with heartfelt donation. Old King Farm Healing & Eco-Retreat Center in Vermont. OldKingFarm.com/chod-healing.

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. BilyofJefferson@yahoo.com. BILY.org. 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@

theartoftheheart-chester.com 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. HighlandYoga.com. Heart Journal Club – 6-7pm, EST Weekly. Online and On-site. Online and On-site. You Are the Author of “LOVE” Start journaling your divine creation and rediscovering higher love. $15/meet. RAYKISchool.com and click event to register or ask Contact@RAYKIschool.com. Onsite option, come to Cranbury NJ. 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. MorningStarFHC.com.

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@ WhiteOakCenter.com. Healing Meditations with Rev. Frankie – Noon. Center for Spiritual Living, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Free. 973-539-3333. 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. Nancy@ThePeaceWithinSpa.com.

Transformation through the Art of Self-Mastery. $25. Portal of Healing, 50 Main Street, Chester. debbie@portalofhealing.com. 201-841-0358. PortalOfHealing.com. 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@ theartoftheheart-Chester.com or call 908-879-3937. TheArtoftheHeart-Chester.com. 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. InfoHMNWestMorris@yahoo.com. AA Meeting (O-B-ST) – 8pm. Open to those struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction. Free. Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave., Cranford.

Friday 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. NJPada.org. 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. RSCI.org. Sound Healing Meditation Attunement with Celia Tiberio – Apr. 6 & 20; 7-9pm. Twice monthly. Tuning forks, singing bowls and chimes along with an attunement. Blossoming into Light, 401 Route

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Meditation – 5:30-6:30pm. Gentle movement and stretches prepare for a quiet centering and meditation, guided by a certified yoga teacher. Donation. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848. jennifer@purpleomyoga.com. PurpleOmYoga.com.

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Qi Gong – Begins 4/14; 8-9am. Improve flexibility, mobility and reduce stress with Qi Gong 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. healnjspa@gmail.com. HealNJ.com. “Men Who Care” Men’s Meeting – 8:30-10am. First Saturdays. 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown.973-539-3114. Rsci.org. 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 emutz514@gmail.com. FoodAddicts.org. Kripalu Yoga with Angela – 9:45-11am. Kripalu yoga uses classic poses, pranayama, development

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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. PERFECT ORGANIC GETAWAY: UNPLUG and REJUVENATE: Enjoy AirBnB and HipCamp in southern Vermont. Beautiful setting, low EMF, chemical-free. Sacred sites, holistic healing services in-house. Biodynamic veggies, stunning views. OldKingFarm.com/lodging-rentals. 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 officeadmin@cslmorristown.org for details.

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 Countys 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 Htielmann939@aol.com or call PVTS 908-647-6307 and leave message.

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community resource guide ACUPUNCTURE

BAKERY / SPECIALTY

DR. ANDY ROSENFARB, ND, LAC,

STARSEED BAKERY

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 10.

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 37.

NJ ADVANCED ACUPUNCTURE

UNLOCK YOUR HIDDEN BEAUTY

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine; Board Certified in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine 332 South Ave. East, Westfield 908-928-0060 • RosenfarbClinic.com

Morgan Reade, LAc, MS 616 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell 6 Green Village Rd., Madison 201-400-2261 NJAdvancedAcupuncture.com

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 43.

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

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 15.

ASTROLOGY ASTROLOGY BOUTIQUE

Readings & Spiritual Life Coaching by Lisa 17 Main Street, Sparta 973-570-7725 Specialists in all matters of life—love, career, luck, happiness, health and more. Past-Present-Future. Let me help guide you through those unanswered questions. Call today—no appointment necessary. For details on first reading special see ad on page 50.

Linda Beg 100 Hibernia Avenue, Rockaway, NJ 973-957-0500 starseedbakery@gmail.com StarseedBakery.com

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

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 39.

BEAUTIFICATION SERVICES Natalia Schweitzer, Licensed Esthetician & Board Certified Permanent Makeup Artist 1236 US Highway 46 West, Suite B-1 Parsippany, NJ 07054 862-432-9074 unlockyhb@gmail.com UnlockYHB.com 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 13.

BIOFEEDBACK FEEDBACK LOOPS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND BIOFEEDBACK SERVICES Jill Broderick MS, OTR, BCB (NJ license # 46TR00167000/ Board Certified in Biofeedback, BCIA Certification #B5131) 37 Kings Rd., Ste. 101, Madison 973-586-6554 • Jscb058@aol.com JillBroderick.com

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.

COACHING LAW OF ATTRACTION LIFE COACH David Scott Bartky, CLOALC 973-444-7301 David@LifeCoachDavid.com LifeCoachDavid.com

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.

COLON HYDROTHERAPY LIVING WATERS WELLNESS CENTER

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 • ColonHealthNJ.com AnnLivingWaters@aol.com Ann Ochs has more than eight years experience as a colon hydrotherapist. She holds an advanced certification from the International Association of Colon Therapists (I-ACT), is certified by the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy, and is a certified body ecologist. Living Waters offers the Angel of Water®, an advanced colon hydrotherapy system, designed to offer the ultimate in privacy and dignity. The Center is under the medical direction of Kristine Profeta-Gedroic, MD, FAAFP. Call today for an appointment. See ad on page 42.

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NEXT LEVEL HEALING OF NJ, INC.

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 NextLevelHealing.com/colonics to get the scoop!

DREAM INTERPRETATIONS DREAM INTERPRETATION Doris Snyder 973-768-8110 Dreamwhiz24@gmail.com

Our dreams are compelling, terrifying, and bizarre. But did you know that they have a purpose? Let me help you discover their message. Sessions via phone, zoom, or office visit.

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NEXT LEVEL HEALING OF NJ, INC.

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

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 23.

HOLISTIC BUSINESS THE NATURAL LIFE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP Camille Miller, Founder TheNaturalLife.org

Join a community of likeminded entrepreneurs and grow your business with us. Membership provides valuable business support, local networking opportunities and a collaborative professional community specifically for holistic, spiritual, and earth-centered business owners. We include food, medicine, the healing arts, agriculture, and many others. If you’re serious about building your business become a member today!

VLADIMIR GASHINSKY, D.D.S.

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

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE MORNING STAR FAMILY HEALTH CENTER

54 Old Highway 22, Clinton 908-735-9344 • MorningStarFHC.com MorningStar’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 31.

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Salon Spa & Shoppe 274 Spring Street, Newton 973-300-4247 • SalonFig.com

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HOLISTIC/FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE SKINCARE 413 West Main Street Boonton, NJ 973-837-8376 HealNJ.com

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 17.

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

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.

NEXT GENERATION MEDICAL & WELLNESS

Philip J. Cohen, MD Denise M. Cohen, ND 75 Bloomfield Ave., Ste 106, Denville 908-455-2639 • pcohen@cohenwellness.com CohenWellness.com 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 41.

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HOLISTIC HEALING SERVICES AWAKENING WELLNESS, LLC

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 Awakening4Wellness.com 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.

HUNA HEALING CENTER

Lory Sison-Coppola Reiki Master, Past Life Regressionist, Huna, Crystal Children Advocate, Readings 5 East Main St., Ste., 28B, Denville 973-796-4661 HunaHealingCenter@yahoo.com HunaHealingCenter.com 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 43.

RESHMA SHAH MEDITATION AND HEALING Reshma Shah Westfield 908-264-4344 Info@ReshmaShah.com ReshmaShah.com

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 29.

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HOMEOPATHIC CARE AUNT ALBERTA’S REMEDY Homeopathic Pain Relief Cream 973-715-9097 Info@AlbertasPainRelief.com AlbertasPainRelief.com

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

HYPNOSIS COUNSELING CENTER

2 E. Northfield Rd. #5, Livingston 28 Mine St., Flemington 43 Tamarack Cir., Princeton 3400 Valley Forge Cir., King of Prussia, PA 908-996-3311 • HypnosisNJ.com 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.

MAJOR MINDSET HYPNOSISCOUNSELING

Robert A. Bruckner, Board Certified Hypnotist 124 Little Falls Rd., Suite 206, Fairfield 973-370-2100 ofc • 973-370-2120 fax MajorMindset.com 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., Morristown 973-506-9654 • MorrisHypnosisCenter.com Advanced Clinical Hypnosis using an interactive, personalized technique; based on a lengthy interview at our first session and dialogues at following sessions. I don’t talk “at” you; we both speak before and during your hypnosis. I also teach you self-hypnosis. Specializing in weight, stress, smoking, chronic pain, releasing the past, performance, obsessive thoughts, substance use, sleep, fears, confidence, and attention issues. Hypnosis can get you unstuck in virtually any area of your life. If you have constraints that you can’t seem to break through, hypnosis can free you and put you back in charge. Come for a free consultation to learn how you can reframe your past and design your future.

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Holistic Dentistry of New Jersey 204 Claremont Ave Montclair NJ 07042 973-200-6493 DrSilver@holisticdentistryofnj.com HolisticDentistryOfNJ.com Nestled in the lovely town of Montclair, Dr. Peter Silver practices Minimally Invasive Ozone Dentistry. Ozone is used to kill bacteria in cavities and gum disease, while speeding up the healing of your tissue. Dr. Silver also practices Guilt-Free dentistry, where you are never made to feel uncomfortable about the condition of your mouth. If you are anxious about visiting the dentist, Dr. Silver uses laughing gas and does sedation dentistry as well. See ads on pages 26 and 27.

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Jonnie Lester 3118 Route 10 West, Denville, NJ (in Purple Om Yoga) 973-270-7549 jonnie@fromtheheartmassage.com 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 31.

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NUTRITION/EDUCATION BACK TO BASIC WELLNESS

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Ed Hemberger, LMT, also practices Active Release Therapy (ART). He has trained under Dr. Thomas Findley M.D Ph.D as an Advanced Rolfer for the past 20 years. In addition, he works at the Veterans Administration Hospital in East Orange. In 2007, he presented an abstract to the Fascia Research Congress at Harvard Medical School on the effects of Rolfing on improving standing balance. See ad on page 30.

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

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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,...

Natural Awakenings North Central NJ - April 2018  

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

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