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billion years—how about 5.43 billion years? That, according to Google, is how long the earth has been around. In my mind, that borders on incomprehensible. I look up to the sky and am mesmerized by the countless stars, each a sun with who knows how many planets circling. The questions fly through my mind, but it all comes down to this: how does this miracle of life work? What drives the migration of millions of species around the globe to a pre-determined spot on or under our earth. Each species is guided accurately to a specific spot on the globe—by air, on land and under the seas—thousands of miles away. Unlike us, they never miss. They don’t show up in Europe when they set out for Australia. Who times these migrations? Who invented their GPS? How does a 12-year-old write a symphony? How does the earth really work? What is the connection between millions of light years and today? How does a magnetic force that connects the moon and earth come about? It all feels like perfect order. Then, the world shifts, and natural disasters come calling. The earth’s surface erupts. A blizzard or hurricane causes wide spread damage. Ice caps melt too rapidly. Mass flooding wipes out whole towns. Even the leaning tower of Pisa has leaned too far. Yet it all seems to be part of the world rebalancing. As life and time ticks along, change happens. I am reminded of this saying: The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same. But do they? In a larger sense, I think they do. The beat changes but the rhythm of life, of the universe, of the unknown carries on. At least, so far it has, and I hope it always will. What an unbelievable world we live in. When I pay attention, I am humbled. When my ego strays too far I need only to look around—to the sky, the oceans, the moon—to come back to the right size. Somehow, we are all tied in to this massive scope of time. I know I will never understand it all, but I am reminded how important it is to do the right thing. I hope over the next 5 or 6 billion years, we are living in Martin Luther King’s dream and John Lennon’s “Imagine” lyrics as a way of life.
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he Divine Spark Weekend is an incredible opportunity to discover empowering trust within ourselves and to hear our soul’s guidance. The event will take place on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 from 10 am to 6 pm in Denville. It centers around psychic development, aura readings, energy fields, medical intuition, animal communication and more. Workshops include The Interior Castle Rose meditation, Creating Visions and Mind Mapping, Photometry and Psychometry. There will be writing and creativity exercises, trust exercises, and essential oil techniques for stress management. The women behind this event are Nancy Orlen Weber, Rn, Aromatherapist, and Judith A. Hancox, MSW, LCSW, BCETS. Orlen Weber is a holistic health educator and psychic. Hancox is the founder of Shiome Therapy and will be offering Energy Correction Meditation as well as techniques for centering oneself. “I love teaching the vast range of potentials that is within us all,” states Orlen Weber. “This workshop is the culmination of 40 years of teaching workshops.” The event costs $195. Location: The Hampton Inn, 350 Morris Avenue, Denville. For more information, contact Nancy Orlen Weber at LightwingCenter@gmail.com. See ads on pages 8 and 15.
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Free Flow Chiropractic Offering Free Health Seminars
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ree Flow Chiropractic, a newly-opened chiropractic care facility in Morristown, will be offering health seminars to local residents on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm. The 30-minute sessions will discuss topics such as the benefits of chiropractic care, ADD/ADHD, holistic pregnancy, exercise, diet strategies and more. At Free Flow Chiropractic, owners Dr. Billy Stetzel and his wife, Katelyn Stetzel, want to provide the community with access to the resources needed to achieve greater health and vitality. In today’s society, most have an understanding of lifestyle changes that would benefit their overall health, yet lack knowledge about how to make those changes in a sustainable fashion. Chiropractic recognizes the body’s inherent ability to maintain itself through proper function of the nervous system, which is the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Dr. Stetzel explains, “Subluxation occurs when the vertebra move out of alignment, which puts pressure on the delicate nervous system structures. Chiropractors locate these areas of interference, and through gentle and specific adjustments, allow the body to restore ease and harmony, which in turn enhances efficency.” Dr. Stetzel graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic and practices Network Spinal Technique. He is also Webster Technique certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Location: Free Flow Chiropractic, 114 Maple Avenue, Morristown. Fore more information, call 973-630-1494, email FreeFlowChiropractic@gmail.com, or visit FreeFlowChiropractic. com. See ad on page 6.
oga Impact Institute, a nonprofit organization that brings the benefits of yoga to marginalized populations, is offering yoga teacher training at Purple Om Yoga in Denville. The 200-Hour initial training is led by the studio owner, Jennifer Kalawur. The training runs from September 20 through February and will meet most Thursdays from 6 to 9 pm and Sundays from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. The first 77-hour portion of the training is an Immersion. This is a great option for yogis who want to go deeper into the history, philosophy and science of yoga, but may not be ready or interested in becoming a certified teacher. The full training will include the material and practice needed to teach a flow, gentle and chair yoga class safely. The 300-Hour advanced training is led by the Yoga Impact director, Nancy Candea. This training begins October 13 and meets the second weekend of every month through June. This training is offered to certified yoga teachers with a minimum 100 hours of teaching experience. The advanced training goes deeper into the science, psychology and philosophy of yoga. Teachers will also be introduced to creating programs for specific populations including physical limitations, autoimmune diseases, anxiety and depression. Volunteering through the many Yoga Impact programs is available for continued growth and deep fulfillment. Location: Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. For more information, call 973-343-2848 or visit NancyCandea.com and PurpleOmYoga.com. Email Jennifer@purpleomyoga.com or NancyCandea9@gmail.com for pricing and complete schedules. See ad on page 30.
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How to Grow a Holistic Business
ake the Leap: Transform Your Passion into Profit is a day of inspiration blended with business knowledge for holistic healing professionals and therapists. This special one-day event, held on October 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers holistic practitioners pragmatic business strategies in finance, marketing, and branding along with inspiration to start or grow their business. Attendees will participate in four discovery sessions led by world-class coaches, consultants, and trainers who “get” the unique soul-based approach to growing a holistic business. This process allows participants to discover how to successfully build and navigate the business to fulfill its potential. In addition, the seminar features keynote speaker Laura Berman Fortgang, coach and author of “Now What?” and “The Prosperity Plan”. Co-produced by The C-Series Curtis Consulting Group and Finding Your Individuality, Sherrill Curtis, ACC Principal and Creative Director, observes, “This is the supportive space to learn how to thrive personally and professionally as you take your holistic healing business to the next level.” The C-Series offers business coaching, consulting, workshops and retreats supporting socially conscious entrepreneurs to thrive in their holistic business. Cost: $179.99 (through Sept. 20); $129.99 - Students & C-Series Community Members. Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes. Location: Loyola Jesuit Center, 161 James Street, Morristown. CurtisGroupLLC.com. RSVP to cseries.biz/TaketheLeap2018. For more information, contact 201-933-1662 or rsvp@thecseries. com. See ad on page 2.
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Holding Hands Reduces Pain Holdings hands with a loved one reduces physical pain, report researchers at the University of Colorado and University of Haifa that studied the brainwaves of 22 heterosexual couples between ages 23 and 32. When in each other’s presence, the couples’ brainwaves tended to synchronize, especially in the alpha mu band, a measure of focused attention; holding hands amplified this effect and markedly lowered pain levels. The more empathetic the man was to the woman’s pain, the more their brain activity synced and her pain decreased. Men that were less empathetic did not produce the same effect. 10
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Turmeric Helps Heal Skin Ailments Turmeric, with its renowned anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, seems to improve a number of skin conditions when taken topically or orally, concludes a review of clinical studies published in Phytotherapy. Researchers at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, and the University of California, Sacramento, selected the 10 strongest clinical studies on turmeric out of 234 published. They concluded that this spice, with its active ingredient curcumin, was effective in treating acne, oral lichen planus (mouth inflammation), pruritus (itchy skin), psoriasis, radiodermatitis (a side effect of radiation treatment), diabetic microangiopathy (bleeding of small blood vessels) and diabetic edema (swelling). Studies on other skin conditions were either inconsistent or ineffective, the report concluded.
Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer In a five-year study published in The Journal of Urology of 2,000 older Spanish men, those following a Mediterranean diet rich in fish, boiled potatoes, whole fruits, vegetables, legumes and olive oil that was low in juices had a significantly lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer compared to those eating a Western diet. This protective effect was not found in diets higher in fatty foods, red and processed meat, refined grains and sweets. The researchers also reviewed other science to date, confirming the protective effect of the Mediterranean diet as well as “healthy” and “prudent” diets, all consisting of greater portions of fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels. Thus, it remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans on nutrient-poor diets, reports a research review in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. “Without magnesium, vitamin D is not really useful or safe,” says study co-author Mohammed S. Razzaque, Ph.D., a professor of pathology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Erie, Pennsylvania. As a consequence, taking vitamin D supplements can increase a person’s calcium and phosphate levels, even if they remain vitamin D deficient, he explains; and that can lead to vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren’t sufficient. The magnesium factor may explain why vitamin D supplementation doesn’t necessarily help vitamin D deficiency-related disorders such as skeletal deformities, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. Natural sources of magnesium include almonds, cashews and other nuts, bananas, beans, broccoli, brown rice, egg yolks, fish oil, green vegetables, mushrooms, oatmeal, soybeans, sweet corn, tofu, whole grains, and pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and flax seeds.
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Screentime Overdose Means Unhappy Teens
Teens that spend the most time staring at screens while playing games, texting, surfing the Internet or engaging in social media tend to be unhappier than those with less screen time, reports a San Diego State University study of more than a million teens.
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Fiber Lowers Blood Sugar In a study that offers hope for people with Type 2 diabetes, Rutgers University researchers have shown that a diet high in diverse fibers promotes the growth of certain gut bacteria, leading to improved blood glucose control, increased insulin production and improved average blood glucose (A1C) levels. In the six-year study published in Science, 27 diabetes patients in China were fed a diet of whole grains, Traditional Chinese Medicinal foods and prebiotics for up to 86 days, while a group of 16 similar patients ate a similar diet with less fiber. All took the diabetes drug acarbose, which helps turn starch into fiber. By the study’s end, 89 percent of those on the high-fiber diet and 50 percent of the lower-fiber diet group reached blood sugar levels in the normal range. Researchers theorized that the fiber increased numbers of the specific bacteria that break down carbohydrates, producing short-chain fatty acids that nourished gut-lining cells, reduced inflammation and helped control appetite. A shortage of short-chain fatty acids has been associated with Type 2 diabetes and other diseases.
Mothers that take folic acid or multivitamins before and during pregnancy can significantly lower a child’s risk of autism, according to the latest research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry. Researchers from Canada, Israel and the School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City, studied 45,300 children, at the age of 10 on average, correlating children’s autism spectrum diagnoses with records of mothers’ supplementation. They found that women that took the supplements prior to pregnancy were 61 percent less likely to have a child diagnosed with autism. Taking supplements during pregnancy was linked to a 73 percent reduced risk. The overall likelihood of autism was 1.3 percent of the children.
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Researchers Raise Red Flags
A research paper, World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice, published in the journal Bioscience about the fate of humanity, has received more than 20,000 signatures and endorsements from scientists in 184 countries. Meanwhile, if humans don’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically and maintain carbon sinks like forests within 10 years, the impact on our climate will be catastrophic, according to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Researchers there have developed a model that they believe could do the trick; it calls for fossil fuel consumption to be reduced to less than 25 percent of the global energy supply by 2100, a drastic cut from the 95 percent being used now. Deforestation also must be cut significantly to lead to a 42 percent decrease in cumulative emissions. The target is in line with the Paris agreement on climate change, which 194 countries have signed, but not the United States. 12
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Dolly Parton Donates Millions of Books Singer Dolly Parton donated the 100 millionth book of her career via her nonprofit Imagination Library earlier this year. She began in 1995, donating books to children in her home state of Tennessee. Now, Imagination Library mails 1 millionplus books per month to children around the world. Parton celebrated the milestone by donating to and giving a reading at the Library of Congress. “My daddy couldn’t read and write, and that always troubled and bothered him, so I wanted to do something special for him,” says Parton. “I got the idea to start this program and let my dad help me with it, and he got to live long enough to hear the kids call me the ‘book lady.’”
Pete, a 34-year-old Amazon parrot, received a boot-like prosthesis made by a 3-D printer from a customized mold after his leg was ripped off by a fox. A day later, he was not only already starting to accept it, but also realized he could place his weight on it. “That in itself is revolutionary for a bird,” says Veterinarian LaToya Latney, service head and attending clinician of the Exotic Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ryan Hospital, known as Penn Vet. “He gets it.” In another case of an interspecies application of new medical technology, Lola, a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, the most endangered species of marine turtle, suffered injuries so extensive that a flipper was amputated. Losing a limb can make it difficult for a turtle to avoid predators or chase after prey. At the Key West Aquarium, in Florida, Iok Wong, Samantha Varela and Vivian Liang, three recent engineering graduates from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Massachusetts, used their specialized skills and 3-D printing to create an effective, low-cost prosthetic turtle flipper.
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Innovative Shortcut to Faster Travel A Hyperloop is a proposed vacuumtube mode of passenger or freight transportation moving enclosed capsules along on thin cushions of air; it was first named in an opensource “vactrain” design released by a joint team from Elon Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX companies. It could offer an affordable, lowcarbon and super-fast alternative to current transportation systems. Flying between Amsterdam and Paris usually takes an hour, but can be longer due to security procedures. Currently, the same trip on a Thalys railway fast train takes three hours and 17 minutes. Hyperloop passenger group and cargo capsules can theoretically travel at more than 700 miles per hour, thus making the journey in about 30 minutes. Hyperloop seems ideally suited to a small continent with many large urban centers. The Dutch team that won the SpaceX Hyperloop competition is rapidly working toward a commercial solution to connect all of Europe. Hardt Global Mobility has the backing of the Technical University of Delft, Dutch railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen and multinational construction company BAM.
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Rising Sea Levels Threaten San Francisco
A paper published in the journal Science Advances reports sea-level rise projections for San Francisco and the Bay Area in California that had not previously factored in a geological phenomenon called subsidence—the settling or sinking of the land. When too much groundwater is pumped out of aquifers, the land on top sinks. In San Francisco, subsidence is occurring in areas developed atop artificial landfill and mud deposits. The area around the bay is in jeopardy of being underwater by 2100, and factoring in subsidence increases the projected amount of land underwater from 46 to 166 square miles, including half the runways at San Francisco International Airport.
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Picking Up Litter While Jogging Becomes a Winning Trend
Sweden’s latest fitness craze, plogging, is a mashup of jogging and the Swedish plocka upp, meaning pick up, in this case, litter. There are plogging groups in Scandinavia, Germany and other parts of Europe. According to the Swedish fitness app Lifesum, which makes it possible for users to track plogging activity, a half-hour of jogging while picking up trash will burn 288 calories for the average person, compared with 235 via jogging alone. A brisk walk expends about 120 calories. The Washington Post reports that in the U.S., it’s just starting to catch on among exercisers fed up with rubbish along their routes. They carry trash bags and pluck litter and recyclables off sidewalks and bushes wearing gardening gloves for safety. The environmental organization Keep America Beautiful recently started promoting plogging to encourage trash-free communities, putting out the #plogging message to its 600 affiliates. Spokesman Mike Rosen reports that response has been surprisingly robust.
Over 51 billion pieces of litter land on U.S. roadways each year. Most of it, 46.6 billion pieces, is less than four inches, according to Keep America Beautiful's (KAB) 2009 National Visible Litter Survey and Litter Cost Study. That’s 6,729 items per mile.
North Pole Rises Above Freezing
March 20 is normally close to the coldest season at the North Pole, but an extraordinary thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this year. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point as an enormous storm pumped an intense pulse of heat through the Greenland Sea. Temperatures may have soared as high as 35 degrees, reports the U.S. Global Forecast System model. Such extreme warm intrusions in the Arctic, once rare, are becoming routine, research has shown. A study published in Geophysical Research Letters in July 2017 found that since 1980, these events are becoming more frequent, longer-lasting and more intense. Study author Robert Graham, from the Norwegian Polar Institute, says, “Previously, this was not common. It happened in four years between 1980 and 2010, but has now occurred in four out of the last five winters.” The events are related to the decline of winter sea ice in the Arctic, with last January’s the lowest on record.
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Using Less Saves Both Money and the Planet
The maxim “less is more” applies well to skin care and personal hygiene. Overuse of products is costly and increases pollution. Both genders are prone to overdoing it when it comes to basic activities like washing, shampooing and shaving. Here are some helpful tips. Take fewer showers and spend less time in the shower to conserve water. A study by the Water Research Foundation ranks showers as the second-highest residential use of water at 20 percent, just behind toilets, at 24 percent. Some traditional soaps can strip natural skin oils. Dr. Doris Day, a dermatologist in New York City, suggests products labeled as “cleaner”, such as a body wash formulated to add moisture back into skin. An estimated 2 billion disposable razors are discarded annually in the U.S. Helpful ideas include using a long-handled safety razor to shave women’s legs; positioning it at a 20-degree angle with the proper pressure can significantly increase a blade’s lifespan, saving money and the environment.
To streamline our personal care routine, Treehugger.com suggests we completely use up existing products, resist seasonal fads and new colors, and use products that serve multiple roles. For example, a good oil can serve as a makeup remover, skin and face moisturizer, lip balm, frizz tamer and shaving lotion. For men’s aftershave, it’s healthier to go natural, avoiding perfumed products that contain petroleumbased chemicals. ChasingGreen.org recommends makers like Weleda, Herbal Choice, Burt’s Bees and Aubrey Organics, which offer skin toners and balms with natural ingredients like sunflower, coconut, lemon, St. John’s wort, witch hazel, myrrh, shea butter, beeswax and essential oils, including organic jojoba seed oils. Note that some products labeled as organic and natural can include synthetic chemicals when the term organic doesn’t apply to the entire formula.
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Pets, like humans, can face physical and mental challenges. Today’s fresh approaches help pets replace disabilities with abilities and lead fuller, happier lives.
Physical Adaptations Zach, a rescued cat, welcomes foster pets to Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue, in Newport Beach, California, teaching kittens cleanliness, and good manners to dogs. “We can’t imagine life without him,” says Monica Sederholm, co-founder of the organization. A congenital condition causing irregular bone growth in his shoulder blades, fused bones and a missing kneecap hasn’t stopped him. Muscle pain keeps him from retracting his claws, but daily massages help him relax. Although Zach remains mobile, walking is difficult or sometimes impossible when an animal is missing a limb or paralyzed. Designed for specific disabilities and fitted for size, a wheelchair cart provides freedom most cats and dogs embrace. Rescue volunteers and adoptive parents must keep clutter off the floors, supervise and remove the cart to allow for comfortable naps. Gwen Cooper, author of Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about
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Lesson Learned Sandy Johnson, former actress and author of The Pet Healer Project and Miracle Dogs: Adventures on Wheels, in Los Angeles, was in recovery from Stage 4 kidney cancer when she adopted Charley, a Brussels Griffon. “Her singlemindedness taught me my greatest lesson about the body’s ability to heal,” she says. Animals show less concern about blindness, a bum knee or even the need for a wheelchair than humans do. People that live with special needs animals are quick to say the benefits far outweigh the cost. When we’re open to the possibilities, such pets offer lessons in living life to the fullest. Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at StLouisFreelanceWriter@mindspring.com.
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and spiritual/mental—and what’s needed to unlock each person’s inherent capacity for health and healing. The author of How Healing Works: Get Well and Stay Well Using Your Hidden Power to Heal, Jonas concludes, “Only 20 percent of healing comes from the treatment agent the doctor applies. A full 80 percent of the healing potential, which lies dormant in everyone, comes from constructing a meaningful treatment response unique to you. This is internal, highly personal and uses simple principles and components.”
During his 40-year career, Jonas was able to observe multi-level healings with patients, as well as through other professional roles. He’s served as director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, a research scientist at the World Health Organization, CEO and president of the former Samueli Institute and director of the medical research fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Applying whole system science, Jonas developed the view of a patient as a veritable ecosystem. “We are more like a garden to be cultivated than a car to be fixed. Healing emerges when we support and strengthen the connections within us—body, behavior, social and spirit—making us more whole,” says Jonas. His broader approach for healing now includes the impacts of beauty, order, an optimal healing environment, connecting with nature, elements that induce an individual’s greatest meaning response, nourishment of the spiritual self, making time for joy, the roles of love and the physical presence of loved ones and a supportive social network, as well as the energetic contributions of other social interactions and emotional dimensions. For nearly 40 years, James Oschman, Ph.D., author of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis, has been conducting research in physiology and the biophysics of energy medicines worldwide, including at Cambridge University, in England, and Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. “Medical doctors are unaware of the body’s energy field because they aren’t taught anything about it or physics in medical school. Although the vast majority believe there is no science behind energy medicine or any that proves the body even has an energy field, it is real and has been measured,” says Oschman. He’s passionate about including energy medicine in healing, and says, “To understand the human body, health and
healing, you have to look at all dimensions without any exclusions. No aspect of science, medicine or life should be left out. All medical interventions and everything you do to the body involves energy. An awareness of this can fully transform any medical approach.” Jonas experienced the energetic dimension of healing when his wife, Susan, was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Although skeptical, he tried the process of laying his hands on her while imagining a soft, white light filled with love being transmitted through the top of his head, down through his hands and into her body. “I knew of the dozens of experiments done at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. When meditating individuals put their hands around test tubes containing immune cells, the amount of infrared radiation emanating from their hands increased, which stimulated the immune cells to produce more adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy-producing molecule found in all cells. After this exposure, those cells survived better when hit with stresses such as heat and chemical shocks,” says Jonas.
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trong immunity is a cornerstone of optimum health, and may be weakened or enhanced by what we eat and how we manage our emotions. Starting young in incorporating good ongoing habits can go a long way toward building a better immune response to whatever a person encounters.
Kid-Friendly Foods Organic strawberries, brightly colored peppers, vitamin D-rich eggs or almond trail mix can turn a child’s brown bag lunch into an immune-boosting power meal. “Diet is one of the main pillars for children’s health. I teach parents and kids that food can be fun, and not to be obsessed with counting calories or portions,” says Dr. Alina Olteanu, a holistic pediatrician in Dallas, Texas. “I recommend an anti-inflammatory diet based on lots of colorful vegetables and fruits, and 24
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healthy fats like fish, nuts, seeds, avocado and olive oil. Eating fermented foods like sauerkraut, pickled vegetables and kimchi supports a healthy microbiome.” Adequate protein supports healthy immunity, as does reducing inflammatory foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), caramel color, sodium nitrite, food dyes and chemical preservatives. Such measures help reduce the burden on a child’s immune system. According to Naturopathic Doctor Sarah Anne Rothman, of Thyme Integrative Health, in Pacifica, California, limiting or eliminating processed sugar is also recommended; studies by Loma Linda University, in Loma Linda, California, show that sugar consumption suppresses immune response for five hours. Olteanu notes, “Desserts can be fruits and a small amount of dark chocolate, which is rich in antioxidants and actually
healthy.” Her favorite sweetener for kids older than 1 year is raw honey; however, she cautions against giving honey to infants during their first year.
Exercise and Herbal Allies Exercise has been shown to increase blood and lymphatic circulation and in turn, helps move antibodies through the system and do a better job at fighting invaders, according to Harvard Health Publishing. Exercise is also a renowned stress-reliever, especially outdoors, which manifests the bonus of vitamin D fortification from healthy sun exposure. “I strongly encourage all my patients to spend at least an hour a day playing outside,” says Olteanu. Childhood stress is a real factor that can weaken immunity, yet juvenile anxieties may be dismissed or go unnoticed by adults. Caffeine-free herbal teas and glycerin-based tinctures such as chamomile, lemon balm, passionflower and lavender can be reliable double-duty allies
for children, calming them while also promoting immune response. Essential oils are another boon. “The benefits of using essential oils on children are immense. Many oils are safe for all age groups and can elevate mood, induce relaxation and boost natural defenses,” says holistic nurse and certified clinical aromatherapist Patricia Springer, in Ma-
son, Ohio. Springer recommends diffusing organic lemon or orange essential oil for 30 minutes two to three times a day in the house or applying one to two drops on a cotton ball and inhaling. Adding a few drops of Roman chamomile or lavender essential oil to Epson or sea salt makes a calming, immuneboosting bath.
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The Family Connection By Hannah Adamson
itting in the kitchen with my 92-year-old grandfather listening to stories about driving tractors, plucking strawberries, and carrying water from the well, I am reminded of the challenges and lessons embedded in my family’s past. While Grandad may not understand iPhones or the internet, he knows more about life than I possibly could at 17. With this in mind, I feel it is invaluable for teens like myself to take time to listen to our own histories and spend time with family. With many obligations during the school year, taking time to connect with family is something that is often placed on the back burner. Some days it can even seem like scheduling time to have dinner together is more difficult than solving a mathematical equation. It is important to make a conscious effort to reach out to family members even if it is something as simple as a five minute conversation, quick text, or an out of the blue phone call. These small gestures often brighten someone’s day and can mean more than just the occasional visit. As we all know, families don’t always get along or share the same opinions. Guess 26
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Homeopathy is a system of natural healing to which kids often respond positively. There are well-known over-the-counter remedies that treat acute conditions without side effects, but certified classical homeopath Julia Eastman, a doctor of Oriental medicine in Naples, Florida, recommends a more thorough approach. “Homeopathy can be life-changing, but it’s a system based upon the unique physical, emotional and energetic constitution of the individual. Going to a board-certified classical homeopath is the ideal route, because they can profile the child’s complete constitution, including patterns of illness and personality for the best possible result.” Treating children’s illness homeopathically when symptoms arise without
what...that’s okay! Sure it may be frustrating, but when we release the overpowering need to be “right” and the need to impose our perspective on others, we can agree to disagree. Many times listening to an opposing viewpoint with an open mind is more beneficial than only talking with people who agree with you. Furthermore, letting go of some disagreements in favor of saving a relationship with a family member is more important. While I am no expert on family relationships, I know the importance of family. With over 3,000 miles of separation between me and most of my family, and visits only once a year, I realize how special spending time with loved ones is. For me, having the opportunity to listen to my grandfather’s stories is fairly rare, which reinforces how precious family time is. Every minute spent with family is a treasure; it is up to us to recognize that and make the choice to treat it as such. Hannah Adamson is a junior at high school. She practices meditation and takes ThetaHealing courses with Reshma Shah in Westfield, New Jersey.
taking the big picture into account can sometimes cause more harm than good. “Homeopathic remedies are not preventive medicine unto themselves, but using them constitutionally can help to improve overall health, immunity included,” says Eastman, who has witnessed dangerously high fevers in infants relieved within minutes when whole-care homeopathy has been applied. Health is wealth, and fortifying the next generation benefits us all. Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at MarlainaDonato.com.
Germs Can Be Helpful Research from Professor Linda Harrison, of Charles Sturt University, in Australia, reveals that children that are exposed to other children in a daycare or school environment at an early age develop stronger immunity, even though they might sometimes get sick at the outset. According to a study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, daycare kids have a decreased risk of developing asthma and allergies later in life. Children also benefit from getting their hands into microbe-rich soil, say Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers in a study published in Science. While germs can help kids build stronger immunity, common good habits like regular hand-washing curb the spread of viruses.
Waste No Water Communities Get Creative in Urging Conservation by April Thompson
s fresh water becomes increasingly scarce worldwide, communities are coming together to find creative solutions to conserve it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family uses some 300 gallons of water a day at home, nearly a third of which lands on lawns and yardscapes. Yet simple solutions like installing lowflow showerheads, turning off the tap while brushing teeth and installing drought-friendly landscaping can save a householder thousands of gallons a year and big money on water bills. The Irvine, California, Wyland Foundation created the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation seven years ago to stimulate awareness and action around water waste by tapping into civic pride and a healthy sense of competition. “What we do at home has a big impact on what happens to natural resources 1,000 miles downstream,” says Steve Creech, executive director
of the nonprofit, founded by marine life artist Robert Wyland to foster healthy oceans and waterways. The program pits cities against each other every April to see which one can garner the most water-saving pledges from residents. Prizes for participants include a year’s worth of utility bills paid, green home cleaning kits and low-flow shower heads. It also provides immediate feedback on rankings at MyWaterPledge. com. As of May, 616,000 participants in 4,800 towns and cities had pledged to save 3 billion gallons per year. “Many are attracted by prizes, but over time, become more interested in conservation and sustainability,” observes Creech.
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“Social modeling is important because people get activated when they see friends and family involved. Surveys also show that we look to local leaders on issues like this, so it makes a difference when mayors take a stance.” Mesa, Arizona’s thirsty desert lawns and gardens suck thousands of gallons of precious water a day. Nearly 20 years ago, the city joined forces with Phoenix and Scottsdale to launch a water conservation campaign that has become among the largest of its kind. Today, hundreds of private and public partners across North America use the Water – Use It Wisely program to turn the tide on water waste (WaterUseItWisely.com). Creative approaches go a long way in encouraging households to save water, says Donna DiFrancesco, conservation coordinator for the city of Mesa. Its campaign newsletter speaks to 26,000 subscribers. Some 100 water-saving devices and symbols remind consumers to think about how they use water in everyday life. A traveling, 16-foot water tower made of water jugs represents the 120 gallons of water the average person uses per day in Arizona. They even challenge residents to “help your yard drink responsibly” through the Drab to Fab Backyard Rehab campaign, rewriting the narrative that sustainable is synonymous with sacrifice. In its second year, more than 11,500 entrants throughout the state put their creativity to work in revamping their backyards. To promote behavior change, Creech suggests that providing justifications for each water-saving action is key. When citizens become more conscious of how they waste the most water, they are more motivated to act. Repairing toilet and pool leaks and exchanging baths for showers are common fixes. “The 40 Gallon Challenge is designed to help people find the ‘low-hanging fruit’ in their water use—such as a leaky faucet or a long shower—that can readily help save 40 gallons a day,” says Ellen Bauske, program coordinator for this initiative of the Center for Urban Agriculture at the University of Georgia, in Griffin (40GallonChallenge.com). It’s designed to be flexible so states and municipalities can address the local context. “It’s been great to see the creative ways it’s been adapted; for example, one agent used the pledge as a scavenger hunt item for 4H clubs,” Bauske notes. More than 11,000 people have taken this pledge across America, potentially saving 1.9 million gallons a day. It can be difficult to measure the real water savings of such challenges, but DiFrancesco says that Mesa has seen a roughly 20 percent reduction in water use since 1999, when the local campaign began to take off. Drop by drop, small acts taken collectively by engaged citizens add up to big savings.
How to Start Conserving Today
ccording to the Alliance for Water Efficiency, if every American cut their water use by 25 percent, the nation would save 2.8 trillion gallons in a year; household faucet leaks alone are estimated to waste 1 trillion gallons annually. Opportunities to save water are everywhere. Here are a few examples for the home, office and lawn, from Water – Use It Wisely’s 100+ Ways to Conserve Water (Tinyurl.com/100WaysToConserveWater). Kitchen: Wash produce in a pot of water instead of running the tap, then reuse the water to quench house plants. Bathroom: Save up to 1,000 gallons per month simply by showering for less than five minutes. Laundry room: If city and county codes allow it, have a plumber reroute household gray water to irrigate exterior landscaping rather than losing it to the sewer line. Lawn: Save up to 1,000 gallons a year by refraining from watering the lawn on windy days, when most of the water can blow away. Landscape: Spreading organic mulch around plants helps them retain moisture and fend off evaporation, while deterring the growth of water-sucking weeds. Watering in the early morning, when temperatures are low, minimizes evaporation. Use a rain barrel for hand-watering and zone plants by level of drought tolerance. Pool: Use a pool cover and keep water levels to a minimum to reduce water loss and additions of fresh water and chemicals. Office: Conduct a water audit to see where it’s easiest at save water and put in place a water management plan to address any issues. Promote awareness through a company newsletter to encourage employee water-saving efforts.
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DIVE INTO SWIMMING 10 Tips to Optimize Workouts
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wimming may be the perfect lifelong sport; it’s a low-impact, joint-friendly, sustainable way for anyone to stay fit at any age. In taking the plunge—including after a prolonged hiatus—be wisely aware of some caveats. 4Allow for relevant muscles to get into swim-shape. Endurance training increases their ability to use oxygen and nutrients more efficiently. 4Although swimming generally boasts low injury rates, avoid overdoing it. For the first month, concentrate on refining proper technique, including minimizing drag. Intense workouts can come later. Here are 10 ways to optimize a swimming workout.
Make Like a Missile. With hands alongside the body, push off the wall
underwater and glide until coming to a stop. Next, try it with arms outstretched about shoulder-width apart and the head tilted slightly upward like Superman flying. Then, repeat while contorting the body into the longest, straightest, thinnest shape possible. Overlap hands, extend arms and fingertips overhead to the max, squeeze biceps over ears with the head down. After pushing off, bring legs together with knees straight and toes pointed to eliminate any rudder effect.
Look Down. Keep the head down with eyes trained on the lane line, reducing drag and strain on the neck and lower back.
Roll with It. A good side-to-side body roll cuts drag and activates core muscles in powering arm pulls. Practice rolling by extending the right arm forward as far
as possible, place the left arm flat against the torso, then push off the wall with the left shoulder pointing upward, the right, at the pool bottom. Maintain this position while kicking eight to 10 times. Then pull the right arm through the water, simultaneously rolling to the opposite side. Then extend the left arm forward and repeat. When pulling, concentrate on directing power straight back. Pushing down on the water squanders energy during the onset of the stroke, as does pushing upward during the final phase. It eliminates bobbing.
Control Hands. Keep hands about shoulder-width apart throughout a freestyle pull. To avoid fishtailing from side-to-side, imagine a vertical line separating two halves of the body and don’t allow hands to cross over it.
Don’t Kick Hard. A good freestyle kick helps maintain balance and positioning to increase speed. Avoid overkicking; small, quick kicks generate almost as much force as large, powerful ones and with less drag. Point toes, keep knees fairly straight and try to keep legs within the torso’s slipstream.
Loosen Ankles. Efficiency is more about ankle flexibility than foot size. If taking up swimming after years of land
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Stay Hydrated. Even in water, we perspire, and a mere 2 percent dehydration can affect muscle performance. Even slight dehydration leads to water absorption during swimming and in turn, considerable amounts of chlorine or salt. n Sip water every 15 to 20 minutes during a swimming session n Drink water within 30 minutes after swimming for optimum rehydration n Avoid sugary sports drinks; opt for filtered water
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n Shower before swimming to protect skin from excessive absorption of chemicals. n Apply coconut or olive oil before swimming to moisturize and maintain pH to fend off viruses and bacteria. n Shower immediately after swimming; start with warm-hot water to open the pores and finish with a cooling spray to close them. n Add a few jar capfuls of apple cider vinegar to water and rinse hair and skin thoroughly; the vinegar’s acidity breaks the chemical bond between chlorine and skin/hair, restores pH and prevents skin and hair damage. n Wash hair and skin with sulphate-free, antioxidant shampoo and body wash. Check out GoodbyeChlorine.com.
sports, ankles may be tight and inflexible. Wearing swim fins will loosen them up.
Seek Quiet. Make each stroke smooth and “fish-slippery”. Practice swimming quietly. Splashing and thrashing wastes energy.
Follow the 10 Percent Rule. The three basic components of swim training are the duration, intensity and frequency of workouts. Seek to increase one component by 10 percent each week; for example, work on duration first and intensity later. A reasonable goal for most swimmers is to reach three to four sessions a week of 40 to 60 minutes each. Ascertain what’s sustainable for the long term. Once a routine is established, add in short, fast swims, alternating bursts of speed with rest on a one-to-one ratio, such as 30 seconds of sprinting followed by 30 seconds of rest, repeated eight times.
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Take Tomorrow Off. Rest days enable physical gains, especially as we age. For collegiate swimmers, two practices a day, six days a week might be normal. For retirees, four, one-hour swim practices per week can help preserve fitness safely.
Team Up. Coaching and instruction are available for all ages and abilities at many YMCA and recreation centers; check U.S. Masters Swimming at usms.org/ club-resources. Learning with others helps keep us motivated. Jim Thornton, of Sewickley, PA, swam for the University of Michigan in 1970, took a 15-year break, and then resumed competing through U.S. Masters Swimming in 1984. He’s placed in the top 10 nationally 96 times in different events and age groups. In 2012, he placed first worldwide in the 200-meter freestyle for ages 60 to 64.
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MINDFUL BENEFITS According to studies by neuroscientist Sara Lazar, Ph.D., at Harvard Medical School, being mindful can affect stronger neural connections in the brain, effecting better breath control, improved concentration, less anxiety and enhancing our capacity to be in the moment. n Notice the sensation of water on skin and a feeling of weightlessness. n Forget about to-dos and indulge in simple floating; surrender to the support of the water and let go. n Visualize the water washing away worries and stresses. n Push off the wall of a pool or the bottom of a lake with a personal affirmation such as “I am peaceful” or “I open myself to joy.” Clean waters are vital to us all. Do your part by not contributing to overburdened natural resources. n Swim in chlorine-free pools. n Enjoy the beauty and pass on appreciation for special spots. n Take out what we bring in. n Learn more about why we need clean waterways at NaturalAwakeningsMag.com/ Green-Living-Archive/We-Need-Clean-Waters and chlorine-free and natural pools at NaturalAwakeningsMag.com.
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Why we need it: fluid balance, nerve transmission, muscle contraction Food sources: sodium combines with chlorine in salt; Himalayan sea salt also contains 84 trace elements Recommended Daily Intake: 1,500 milligrams (mg) of sodium
Minerals—inorganic chemical elements or compounds that Potassium Why we need it: fluid balance, nerve transcannot be produced by the body, but occur in nature—play a key mission, muscle contraction Food sources: bananas, dried figs, nuts, role in helping us function at our best. avocadoes
ccording to the authors of Minerals: The Forgotten Nutrient - Your Secret Weapon for Getting and Staying Healthy, they are integral to our health. Joy Stephenson-Laws, the lead author and founder of the nonprofit Proactive Health Labs, in Santa Monica, California, suggests getting a full-spectrum mineral test through a healthcare provider to identify any deficiencies or imbalances. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives a broad, general Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for minerals, it’s not the most up-do-date or the most specific information accord-
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ing to gender, age or stage in life. The more current Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) are nutrient-reference values developed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies—five private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis, located in Washington, D.C., Irvine, California, and Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Intended to serve as a guide for good nutrition by covering 40-plus nutrient substances and more demographically specific than the RDA, the DRI provides a scientific basis for the development of food guidelines in
Recommended Daily Intake: 4.7 grams (g)
Why we need it: strong teeth and bones, muscle relaxation and contraction, blood clotting, blood pressure regulation, immune system health Food sources: leafy green vegetables, fortified nut milk, dairy products, canned sardines/salmon, dried figs, oysters; plus mineral water brands labeled higher in calcium and lower in sodium, per integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil Recommended Daily Intake: 1,000 to 1,200 mg
the U.S. and Canada. This list of important minerals, based on the worldwide studies collected in the journal Minerals, is a good starting point. Another good reference is the extensive chart from the IOM of the National Academy of Sciences at ConsumerLab.com/RDAs.
Why we need it: joint function Food sources: fish, beef, poultry, egg yolks, beans, coconuts, bananas, garlic Recommended Daily Intake: 6 mg of sulfur-containing amino acids per pound of adult weight
Why we need it: works with calcium to build strong bones, repair cells Food sources: salmon, yogurt, turkey, lentils, almonds Recommended Daily Intake: 700 mg
Why we need it: strong bones, energy, mental health Food sources: leafy green vegetables, nuts, seeds and foods with fiber Recommended Daily Intake: 310 to 320 mg for adult women, 410 to 420 mg for adult men
Why we need it: helps make blood hemoglobin Food sources: breakfast cereals fortified with iron, white beans, dark chocolate, beef liver, spinach Recommended Daily Intake: 18 mg for adult women, 8 mg for adult men
Why we need it: facilitates production of natural enzymes Food sources: lima beans, cauliflower, peas, soybeans Recommended Daily Intake: 45 mcg
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Why we need it: thyroid function, healthy skin and nails Food sources: seaweed, turkey, cranberries, navy beans, iodized table salt Recommended Daily Intake: 150 mcg
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Why we need it: to ward off colds, aid sexual function Food sources: oysters, shellfish, red meat, whole grains, nuts Recommended Daily Intake: 9 mg for women, 11 mg for men
We require macrominerals—those we need in larger amounts—as well as microminerals—those necessary in trace amounts. For a good overview from the Harvard University Medical School, visit Tinyurl. com/HelpGuide2Minerals.
Why we need it: healthy immune system Food sources: nuts, seeds, green leafy vegetables Recommended Daily Intake: 11 mg
Food sources: lean meats, whole grains, broccoli, green beans Recommended Daily Intake: 25 mcg for adult females, 35 mcg for adult males
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Parents wishing to simplify child-raising seek less stress and more fun; less scheduling and more casual time; less “shoulds” and more “want-tos” less second-guessing and more confidence.
or a happier family life, experts encourage parents to stay true to their own values, strengths and sense of family purpose, focusing on the wonders of their children instead of endless daily tasks. It begins with each child feeling loved.
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For Gary Chapman, Ph. D., author of The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively, understanding each child’s particular needs for touch, affirming words, quality time, gifts or acts of service is foundational to parenting success. “Other than security, a child’s deepest need is to feel loved,” says Chapman, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “If their love tank is full, children grow up emotionally healthy. Knowing a child’s preferred language helps parents effectively communicate their feelings. The question is not, ‘Do you love your children?’ It’s, ‘Do your children feel loved?’” As Chapman arrives home, his son rushes to hug him, grinning while his dad tousles his hair. Chapman’s daughter often
calls out, “Dad, come into my room. I want to show you something.” This is how he communicates with each child in their primary love language. Parents learn their children’s preferred communication style by observing their behavior, noticing how they express love and listening to them. They can also offer options and track results. For example: n Would you like to take the dog to the park (quality time) or for me to help you study for a test (acts of service)? n Would you like to wrestle (touch) or shop for your new shoes (gift)? “Ideally, we offer heavy doses of the child’s primary language and sprinkle in the others,” says Chapman. “Children who feel loved respond better to suggestions and discipline. They also learn how to express their feelings.”
Avoid Unreal Idealizing
Some parents carry a mental snapshot of their ideal child, perhaps envisioning a kid that is into sports or even-tempered or academically gifted. Often, that picture is very different from the actual child. The first step to truly accepting the child is to allow ourselves to feel whatever authentic feelings pop up. The parent might think, “I love my son, but am struggling; I adore sports and may never get to share that with him.” “Give yourself time to process disappointment,” advises Susan Stiffelman, a Los Angeles marriage and family therapist, mother of one and author of Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Connected. “Then identify the things you love about your kids and share those with them.” As just one example, we might convey that we love the sound of their voice and how gentle they are with the baby. “Appreciating our children as they are is one way to keep our hearts open,” says Stiffelman.
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ncorporating love throughout the day keeps a child’s tank full. Consider these tips from love languages expert Gary Chapman.
Physical Touch – Get Close ¤ ¤ ¤
Greet the child with a hug Stroke their hair while they talk about a challenging day Snuggle while watching TV
Affirmations – Encouraging Words ¤ ¤ ¤
Put a positive note in the child’s lunch box Appreciate something the child did or said Create an encouragement jar, with praising words to use as needed
Quality Time – Periods of Undivided Attention ¤ ¤ ¤
Ask a specific question about their day that elicits discussion Schedule a date with each child Create something together, like a photo album
Gifts – Tangible Expressions of Love ¤ ¤ ¤
Make a special meal or dessert; maybe do it together Have some small gifts the child can choose from as rewards for positive actions Seek natural gifts, like a special feather, stone or flower
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When Barbara Unell, a parent educator and author of Discipline With Love and Limits: Calm, Practical Solutions to the 43 Most Common Childhood Behavior Problems, birthed twins, she was initially daunted by the work of caring for them. Then she began simplifying by focusing on the “wow” factors. “Being a parent speaks to the core of our humanity. Experiencing the growth and development of a human being is miraculous. I started looking at parenting through that lens,” says Unell, who lives in the Leawood, Kansas, area. Asha Dornfest, of Portland, Oregon, a podcaster, co-author of Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less and mother of two, relates, “I paid more attention to my values and my family’s unique needs and was less influenced by parenting experts, social pressures and wellmeaning peers.” Dornfest explored her own values by asking, “What did I learn from my parents?” and, “How do I want my family to be different?” She also practiced trusting her intuition. “Even when I’m not certain I’m right, I know I love my children, I’m doing my best, and I’ll make adjustments if necessary,” she says.
Create Rhythm and Rituals
Rhythmic activities ease the anxiety of family transitions and furnish warm solidarity, consistency and connectedness. “Increasing the predictability of meals, bedtime and other rituals also improves family life,” says Davina Muse, a mental health counselor and mother of two from Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Muse serves as training director for Simplicity Parenting, a program based on Kim John Payne’s book Simplicity Parenting: Using the
Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids that offers a connective ritual families can merge with mealtimes. Each person describes a “rose” (one good thing from the day) or a “thorn” (one challenging thing) and a “bud” (one thing they’re anticipating). Such sharing builds a family connection and helps kids discuss difficult issues, notes Muse. Also, “Describing the bud lifts everyone’s mood.” Every Friday evening, the Dornfests share a Sabbath dinner, a low-key way for them to gather and talk. “This ritual adds a rhythm to our week and anchors us,” says Dornfest.
Elect De-Stress Over Distress
Everyone can sometimes become overscheduled and overwhelmed; a balance between scheduled time and downtime is necessary to well-being. In her daily check-in, Dornfest confers with herself and her husband, inquiring, “How are things going? Are they too hectic? Is our schedule energizing or draining?” She advises, “When I feel like I’m riding a runaway train, I slow down. There seem to be so many ‘shoulds’ in parenting; we instead need to discover what our family loves.” Before enlisting a child for an activity, Dornfest suggests we ask why it’s important: Are you making up for your own missed opportunities as a child? Are you worried your child will miss out? Do you equate these lessons with being a good and caring parent? Parenting is more than checking off lists and tasks. It’s about being connected with children. Build in playtime, roughhousing, chase each other around the yard, toss balloons or balls together, blow bubbles and welcome opportunities for laughter.
Focus on the Good
Soothing Quiet Time
Children that act out or withdraw may not have enough downtime. Take the kids outside to play. “Nature is very soothing,” says Muse. “Climb ing trees, searching for rocks and pine cones, playing with dirt, sticks, water and leaves all offer healing down time.” To escape from worries and distractions, Stiffelman suggests three or four minutes of meditation or simply designated quiet time. For little ones, lay a stuffed teddy bear on the child’s tummy and have them notice how the animal is moving. A parent and child can also be aware of the sounds they are hearing, plus incorporate a little mindful breathing into the bedtime ritual.
Know the Power of Space
Most parents think their children would go crazy if half their toys and books were removed, but this isn’t true. “My trainers and I have worked with thousands of parents on decluttering, and the results have been powerful,” says Muse. The Simplicity Parenting approach encourages parents to discard broken toys, give away anything no longer being played with and attractively store current playthings. She observes, “As you decrease the quantity of toys and clutter, you increase the child’s attention and capacity for deep play.”
Simplifying parenting means releasing the notion that children must be happy, well-behaved and delighted with life and their parents at all times. Unell used the daily multitasking challenges with her twins as exercises in developing resilience and modeling these skills for them. If children spill milk, the parent comments, “No big deal. We all spill things.” When there’s a minor accident, “Let’s just get towels and clean it up.” A resilient attitude is, “Something goes wrong, we fix it.” It’s also about being flexible and coping with disappointment. “To build resilience, parents need to feel comfortable in the presence of an unhappy child,” says Stiffelman. “If parents don’t allow children to be disappointed, kids can become rigid, lack confidence and struggle with unreasonable expectations.” During meltdowns or disappointments, she recommends sitting quietly, listening, and then empathizing and helping put the children’s feelings into words. “This is not the time to lecture or advise,” she says. “Upset children can’t really listen.” Yet, they can be heard— a key way to help them mature.
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n intravenous vitamin infusion containing vitamins C, B12 and B-complex, the Myer’s Cocktail is used to enhance the immune system, improve fatigue and reduce symptoms of many conditions. It’s used to prevent and treat the common cold, viruses, assists in detoxification in the liver and gives the skin a healthy glow. Many chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and chronic depression respond to a series of Myer’s Cocktails, in which patients feel an energy boost lasting days or weeks. Patients who get sick frequently with infections may find an increased immune response, an increase in energy and less susceptibility to acute situations such as viral illnesses. When combined with Glutathione (GSH), often referred to as the body’s master antioxidant, it has a potent antioxidant effect. Composed of three amino acids, cysteine, glycine, and glutamate, GSH can be found in virtually every cell of the human body, with the highest concentration found in the liver. This makes it critical in the body’s detoxification process. The Myer’s Cocktail, or “Myer’s” for short, is named for the late John Myers, MD, a Maryland physician who used IV nutrients to treat his patients. The Myer’s Cocktail can be administered through an IV drip or simply with a syringe and butterfly needle, for a quick “on the go” treatment. The Myer’s Cocktail works by increasing the concentration of several essential vitamins and nutrients in the blood. When nutrients are injected into the vein, the digestive system is bypassed. The nutrients in the bloodstream are coaxed into the cells, and frequently into the mitochondria, where they are active. This process kick-starts the cells so energy is produced more efficiently in them. The IV is relatively painless and takes 5 minutes to administer. It is safe, effective and well tolerated. Most beneficial effects are reportedly felt by the fourth treatment. Many patients choose to continue the injections every 1 to 4 weeks or whenever they feel their energy slipping. Of course, an IV infusion is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle, but it can certainly be a helpful boost. Dr. Jean Golden-Tevald, DO, practices at MorningStar Family Health Center. The center offers the Myer’s Cocktail service to its practice members. Location: MorningStar Family Health Center, 54 Old Highway 22, Clinton. For more information, visit MorningStarFHC.com. See ad on page 48. August 2018
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Cultivating a Life of Compassion
by Amy Leigh Mercree
he path to mentally transcending the world’s intrusive bustle is to be compassionate with our self and others. It begins in a relaxed heart from which emanate daily thoughts, words and deeds. Here’s a helpful centering exercise. Sit or lie in a quiet spot for about 10 minutes with eyes closed and become aware of breaths moving in and out, then feel each one fully by filling the lungs from bottom to top. With each exhale, slowly and completely empty the lungs. On each inhale, refill the lungs again. Mentally reciting “optimum oxygen” three times helps the body deeply absorb the nourishing element. Then bring both hands to the center of the chest to connect with the emotional heart centered there. Feel it pulsing beneath palms and fingers while quietly saying aloud, “I relax my heart.” Let the shoulders release coiled tension and drop gently. Repeat saying, “I relax my heart” and sense the heart fluttering open a bit more. Rest in this feeling. Again say, “I relax my heart” and notice awareness drop into it, a feeling of being present in the heart. Feel all tension and holding-on melting down and out onto the floor.
Then fill the lungs deeply and release the air through puckered lips; blow out with strength and purpose. Continue for a minute or two, allowing each exhalation to come straight from the center of the chest. When it feels complete, the feeling of active release will subside. Sense how much lighter the heart feels. Further relax the heart and shoulders, letting go into the ocean of love native to our heart. Envision floating safety in this ocean. See it stretched into infinity. Feel its warm embrace. Now choose kindness in this moment. Relax into kindness without judgment or pressure, only loving acceptance. Accept the infinite ocean of love available and open to it. It is filled with compassion, and now so are you. Rest gently for a few minutes, until once again aware of everyday surroundings. Rub hands over both arms, legs, hands and feet to feel present in the room. Then go about a heart-centered day with the waves of the infinite ocean of love gently lapping there. Amy Leigh Mercree, of Naples, FL, author of The Compassion Revolution, is a medical intuitive and relationship and wellness coach. Learn more at AmyLeighMercree.com.
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Erling Kagge on Our Deep Need For Silence
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xplorer, publisher, art collector and author Erling Kagge inspires us to find silence around and within us as a transformative experience. The lengths he’s gone to make himself an authority in this pursuit include being the first person to complete the Three Poles Challenge on foot—the North and South poles and Mount Everest summit. He has also traveled to Japan to meditate and practice yoga. The Norwegian’s seventh book, Silence: In the Age of Noise, selected as a 2017 Great Read from the Indie Next List, recounts his experiences and presents observations of many past and present poets, philosophers, artists and other explorers—including Plato, Aristotle, Søren Kierkegaard, Oliver Sacks, Blaise Pascal, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Stendhal, Denis Diderot and Mark Rothko—in exploring where we find silence and how to invoke it to improve well-being. It provokes reader reflection, demonstrating the kind of active engagement Kagge believes silence invites. He explores why it’s essential to our sanity and happiness and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude. Kagge, whose previous books address exploration, philosophy and art collecting, runs Kagge Forlag, a publishing company in Oslo, where he lives.
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practical resource for living a richer life. Silence is a deep human need that in our age, has ended up being scarcer than plastic bags from Louis Vuitton. To me, silence is a key to unlock new ways of thinking. I wanted to write about silence because I consider it nearly extinct.
Which insight from the great thinkers cited in your latest book means the most to you? The Roman philosopher Seneca, 2,000 years ago, said, “Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present and fear the future.
When they come to the end of it, the poor wretches realize too late that for all this time, they have been preoccupied in doing nothing.” Everything Earthly can be snatched away in an instant. Life is long if you know how to use it. Even if we were to live 1,000 years, our lives would feel short if we threw away this present time. We exist, but few of us actually live.
Your mind—in silence—can be wider than the sky. Silence is about getting inside what you are doing—experiencing, rather than overthinking, and not living through electronic devices and other people.
Where may silence be found? It’s easier to find silence than many people think or believe. I walked alone to the South Pole for 50 days and nights under the midnight sun in search of total silence; but I never found it before I turned inwards toward inner silence and uncovered forgotten sides of a universe just as mysterious as outer space. One universe stretches outward, the other inward.
Are there practical steps to achieve a state of silence? You can shut out the world and fashion your own inner silence whenever you run, cook food, have sex, study, chat, work, think of a new idea, read or dance. Silence is not about turning your back on your surroundings, but the opposite; it’s seeing the world a bit more clearly, staying on a course and aiming to love your life as much as you can. I had to use my legs to go far away in order to discover this, but I now know it’s possible to reach silence anywhere. One only needs to subtract. It’s about finding your own South Pole. Randy Kambic, an Estero, FL, freelance writer and editor, regularly contributes to Natural Awakenings.
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Cooling Pregnancy Yoga if breathing through tiny straw. Direct the to Beat the Heat
uring pregnancy, it can be challenging to stay cool in the summer months. Even women who love the feeling of the sun shining down on them need to retreat for shade so as not to overheat. The following list of yoga tips are geared toward pregnancy but can enjoyed by anyone to beat the summer heat.
Wall Downward Dog:
All forward folds can be soothing and cooling for the mind and body. This variation of downward facing dog is ideal for pregnant women, as it takes pressure off of the spine and sciatic nerve. Press your hands onto a wall as you walk your legs back until your body makes a right angle. Reach and stretch from the crown of your head and arms, through your entire spine, all the way down into your feet. Enjoy the muscular release and remain for as long as you like. When finished, keep your hands on the wall for balance and stand up slowly.
Sitkari Breathing Variation:
When dogs want to cool off, they breathe through their mouths to cool their tongue. Similarly, Sitkari breathing cools the tongue to bring down body temperature. This variation to Sitkari breath work can be helpful when feeling physically or emotionally over heated. Make a small circle with your lips, and inhale as
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air onto your tongue and avoid your teeth. Rest your cooled tongue to the roof of your mouth and breathe out through your nose. Take breaks when needed and continue until you feel a shift in body temperature. This breath work can also be helpful during labor and delivery.
Daily meditations to the sounds of water can cool the body through the power of suggestion. There are many apps available for download, including the White Noise App, which offers the sounds of rain showers, running water and ocean waves. Sit comfortably, pop in your ear buds, listen and be still for 10-20 minutes. Use imagery of this cool water washing over and refreshing you. This can be soothing for both mom and baby.
Water with Lime and Ginger:
Adding lime to your water will assist in keeping the brain hydrated in addition to providing the body with essential vitamins and nutrients. To ward off nausea and headaches in the first trimester of pregnancy, try adding fresh ginger. Boil the juice from two fresh limes and a 3-inch piece of minced ginger for 15 minutes. Strain, and store this mixture in the fridge to add to your sparkling or filtered water. Add honey or mint leaves for taste. Delicious and refreshing! Rosie Lazroe is a certified yoga teacher and master reiki practitioner. For more information, you can contact her at 732-596-7384, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit RosieLazroe.com.
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Guided Meditation and Sound Healing with Brendan Clark – 7-8:30pm. Guided meditation leads one to a deeply relaxed theta brainwave with the combination of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls tuned to the various vibrational frequencies of your chakras. Theta brain waves and sound waves combined will promote a meditative state of healing, with access to subconscious patterns that are ready to be released. Divine Source Energy creates for a harmonious state of being for the mind, for the body and for the spirit equally. Join us for this unique experience! $25. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848. Jennifer@ purpleomyoga.com. PurpleOmYoga.com.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 Essential Oils 101 – 3-4pm. Learn about essential oils and how to use them. Free. Blossoming into Light, IWC, 401 Route 24, Chester (next to Rainbow Daycare). RSVP to Leslie via text at 973-8761708 or email leslie@blossomingintolight-Chester. com. BlossomingIntoLight-Chester.com.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 200 YTT Info Session with Jen Kalawur – 1212:30pm. Meet with Jen Kalawur, who is leading the 200- Hour Yoga Impact Teacher Training 2018/19. Get detailed information on the immersion, training, pricing, discounts, and syllabus outline. $30. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848. Jennifer@purpleomyoga.com. PurpleOmYoga.com. Spirituality & Frequency of Essential Oils with Nancy Weber – 7:30-9pm. Spiritual exercise and activities using essential oils. Meditation, visualization and prayer. Free. Location: Denville. Register at: https://frequencyeo.eventbrite.com. For information contact email@example.com or 973-586-3936.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 Essential Oils for Developing Intuition – 7-8pm. Learn about essential oils for developing intuition. Free. RSVP to Sue via text 862-222-4268 or email Sue@blossomingintolight-Chester.com. Blossoming into Light, IWC, 401 Route 24, Chester (next to Rainbow Daycare). BlossomingIntoLight-Chester.com.
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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. Summer Yoga with Jean Marie – 4:30-5:30pm, 6-7pm. Gentle yoga classes. $12. Hackettstown Health Food Store, 106 E Moore St., Hackettstown. RSVP: 908-850-6475. FosteringTheJourney.com. Stress, Hormones & Health (The true cause of belly fat) – 6pm, select Tuesdays. Presented by bestselling author & speaker Jean Golden-Tevald,
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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. Qi Gong – 11-11:45am. Move your life force energy by practicing a 5-step routine, bringing balance and calm into your life. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. $5. Gaia’s Gifts, 76 E. Washington Ave., Washington. 908-223-1331. GaiasGiftsNJ.biz. Meditation Circle – 12-12:30pm. The middle of the week in the middle of the day is a great time to meditate with the community. $10 suggested donation. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. For information: 973-343-2848 or Jennifer@purpleomyoga.com. PurpleOmYoga.com.
Awaken the Master Within – 6:30-8:30pm, 3rd Wed. each month. Workshop/Class on Transformation through the Art of Self-Mastery. $25. Portal of Healing, 50 Main Street, Chester. firstname.lastname@example.org. 201-841-0358. PortalOfHealing.com. Tong-Gong Healing Arts Classes – Mon. & Wed.; 7-8pm. Tong-gong health exercises help harmonize the mind, body and spirit for better health and less stress. Classes include meditation, breathing, walking meditation and Tong-gong exercises. Taught by Master Myong-Ahn Sunim. Beginners welcome. Soshimsa Zen Center, 1112 North Ave., Plainfield. 908-377-9803. Soshimsa.org.
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$5. Gaia’s Gifts, 76 E. Washington Ave., Washington. 908-223-1331. GaiasGiftsNJ.biz. Healing and Message Circle – 11am-1pm. Join Rev. Susan Nigra of Indigo Peace LLC every Friday for healing and messages. All healing modalities welcome. You do not have to be a healer or psychic medium to participate. We start with meditation and healing on each other, and end with messages from spirit. $10. Huna Healing Center LLC, 5 East Main St., 2nd floor (Parking in back ), Denville. Lory 973-224-0096 or firstname.lastname@example.org. HunaHealingCenter.com. 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.
Saturday 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. 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 email@example.com. FoodAddicts.org. West Windsor Community Farmers Market – 9am-1pm. Each Saturday, rain or shine, through 11/17/18. Healthful and seasonal eating meets community at this widely popular open-air Saturday marketplace featuring local agriculture. 2 Vaughn Dr., Princeton. Follow West Windsor Community Farmers Market for details. Questions: Chris Cirkus, 609-933-4452. Kripalu Yoga with Angela – 9:45-11am. Kripalu yoga uses classic poses, pranayama, development of a quiet mind, and the practice of relaxation. It emphasizes following the flow of prana, practicing compassionate self-acceptance, developing witness consciousness, and taking what is learned “off the mat” and into daily life. Angela often plays 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. Overeaters Anonymous Meeting – 10:15am12:15pm. Weekly gathering of the free support group that helps people lose weight and keep it off. Downstairs meeting room, Parsippany Library. 973-335-1717. Wjioa.com.
community resource guide ACUPUNCTURE DR. ANDY ROSENFARB, ND, LAC, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine; Board Certified in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine 332 South Ave. East, Westfield 908-928-0060 • RosenfarbClinic.com
Dr. Rosenfarb is world renowned in the field of holistic eye health. He is passionate about helping people with degenerative eye diseases. Learn of his astounding work in this area— call now to qualify for your free copy of his ground breaking book, “Recover Your Vision.” Additional specialties include glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and diabetic retinopathy. See ad on page 59.
NJ ADVANCED ACUPUNCTURE Morgan Reade, LAc, MS 616 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell 6 Green Village Rd., Madison 201-400-2261 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 www.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 27. ®
BAKERY / SPECIALTY STARSEED BAKERY
Linda Beg 100 Hibernia Avenue, Rockaway, NJ 973-957-0500 firstname.lastname@example.org StarseedBakery.com 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 32.
BEAUTIFICATION SERVICES UNLOCK YOUR HIDDEN BEAUTY
Natalia Schweitzer, Licensed Esthetician & Board Certified Permanent Makeup Artist 1236 US Highway 46 West, Suite B-1 Parsippany, NJ 07054 862-432-9074 email@example.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 18.
CHIROPRACTIC FREE FLOW CHIROPRACTIC
114 Maple Ave., 1st Floor, Morristown 973-630-1494 firstname.lastname@example.org FreeFlowChiropractic.com People come to us in varying stages of illness and wellness, in an effort to achieve a higher level of health. We provide gentle, specific chiropractic care to remove interference from the nervous system and help people reach whatever health goals they are striving for. See ad on page 6.
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 20 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. Call today for an appointment. See ad on page 38.
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!
ENZYME NUTRITION NEXT LEVEL HEALING OF NJ, INC.
Susan Richter, RN, Nutritionist, CCH, LDHS Denville, NJ. 973-586-0626 NextLevelHealing.com Call Susan to fix the digestive issues that accompany cancer, diabetes, dementia and heart disease. With thirty years of clinical experience in alternative health care, Susan often finds that the lack of nutrients from foods begin the cascade to disease. Learn to read the signals in your body-mind that indicate poor nutrition, excess toxins, or structural stress. Then learn the solutions!
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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 48.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE/ IV INFUSION KAYA HEALTH & WELLNESS/ IV INFUSION LOUNGE Monica Sood, MD 51 John F. Kennedy Pkwy., 1st Floor West, Ste. 115, Short Hills 973-996-4496 email@example.com IVInfusionlounge.com
We use a functional medicine approach in partnership with our patients to get to the root cause of disease. IV nutrient infusions are used as part of whole patient treatment and are available a la carte as well. See ad on page 25.
HEALTHY BEAUTY SERVICES AND PRODUCTS SALON FIG
Salon Spa & Shoppe 274 Spring Street, Newton 973-300-4247 SalonFig.com 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 7 and 31.
HOLISTIC DENTAL CENTER 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.
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HOLISTIC CENTER LIGHTWING CENTER
Nancy Weber 27 Bald Nob Road, Denville 973-586-3936 • LightwingCenter.org We offer Holistic Practitioners specific ordinations relating to your practice. Certification programs on Young Living aromatherapy and more available through our seminary. See ads on pages 8 and 15.
HOLISTIC/FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE SKINCARE HEAL WELLNESS CENTER AND SPA 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 39.
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 14.
NEXT GENERATION MEDICAL & WELLNESS
Philip J. Cohen, MD Denise M. Cohen, ND 75 Bloomfield Ave., Ste 106, Denville 908-455-2639 • firstname.lastname@example.org CohenWellness.com We s p e c i a l i z e i n Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Anti-Aging Medicine. Using advanced diagnostic testing to determine the root causes of your condition, we use safe and effective treatments -- including intravenous vitamins and hyperbaric oxygen -- to stop illness and support the body’s innate power to heal. See ad on page 37.
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.
Linda Sercarz Certified Heartmath Coach Serving North Jersey & surrounding area 973-714-8650 Sercarz@aol.com Heartmath+♥ consists of simple heart focused science-based meditations. The techniques are designed to change the way your body responds to stress by learning to self-regulate. They create more resilience, coherence, clarity, (even in stressful situations), and the capacity to selfregulate. Heartmath+♥
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 51.
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 11.
HYPNOSIS 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 908-303-7767 HypnosisCounselingCenter.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.
MORRIS HYPNOSIS CENTER
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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Mention ad for 15% off first visit. Doctor referred certified medical hypnotist with 10 years experience. Successful approach with all ages addresses stress, confidence, fears, pain, performance, smoking, weight release and symptom relief. Plus learn self-hypnosis and other techniques.
27 Bald Nob Road, Denville 973-586-3936 firstname.lastname@example.org NancyOrlenWeber.com Classes and mentoring online for all interested in and/or practicing the metaphysical arts. Variety of areas include creativity, intuition, mediumship/psychic/animal communication and more. See ads on pages 8 and 15.
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Jonnie Lester 3118 Route 10 West, Denville, NJ (in Purple Om Yoga) 973-270-7549 email@example.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 30.
MEDIATION SERVICES CLARITY MEDIATION SERVICES Lauren A. Walton NY Peace Institute Trained Mediator 732-299-1751 Serving the NJ, NJ and PA areas
Conflict is natural as no group shares identical values, wants, needs, and ideas. Lauren Walton provides a safe place to talk freely and openly, plus improve personal conflict resolution and communication skills. See ad on page 29.
Dr. Jason Frigerio, ND, LAC, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Board Certified Acupuncturist 2424 Lamington Road, Bedminster 973-267-2650 NJNaturalMedicine.com
New location in Bedminster is now open! Through Naturopathic, Chinese and Biological Medicine, NJNM identifies and treats the root cause of illness, not just symptoms, help restore balance and promote optimal health. See ad on page 21.
NUTRITION/EDUCATION DIAN’S WELLNESS SIMPLIFIED
Dian Freeman, MA, MHHC Private Nutritional Consultations, Classes, Nutritional Certification Course Morristown, NJ 973-267-4816 • WellnessSimplified.com Clinical Nutritionist Dian Freeman has a private practice and nutrition school in Morristown, NJ, she teaches a six-month nutritional certification course and has certified over 850 graduates in Holistic Health over the last 15 years. She also practices frequency biofeedback, teaches 1-day classes and lectures widely. Dian is currently finishing her doctorate in Medical Humanities at Drew University in Madison, NJ, and may be reached at 973 267-4816, Email at Dian2@wellnesssimplified.com or visit WellnessSimplified.com. See ad on page 21.
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SOLUTIONS BY SHERRY Sherry Onweller-Professional Organizer Serving NJ 908-619-4561 • email: SOnweller@aol.com EverydayOrganizingSolutions.com Everyday Organizing Solutions by Sherry provides sympathetic and nonjudgmental organizing and decluttering services to residential and business clients, as well as helping female adults with ADD get their physical space/time management in order and helping children and teens to get organized.
PSYCHOTHERAPY LESLIE KAREN LOBELL, MA, LPC
Pompton Plains (Rte. 23) and Montclair 908-577-0053 • Leslie@LeslieLobell.com LeslieLobell.com Do you suffer from anxiety or stress? Do you want to lose weight, stop smoking, gain self-confidence or change a habit? Do you need support and guidance through a life or career transition? Are you ready to achieve your goals, pursue your dreams, and actualize your potential? You CAN create the Life You Desire... I can help you MAKE IT HAPPEN! Using proven techniques such as Holistic Psychotherapy, Hypnosis, Stress Reduction, Reiki and Dream Interpretation, I help teens & adults create happier, healthier, more peaceful and fulfilling lives. Allow me to assist you! See ad on page 23.
SALT THERAPY NATURE’S SALT CAVE & FLOAT POD Yvonne Liu 49 Alden Street, Cranford 908-272-7158 • firstname.lastname@example.org RainbowSalt.com
Benefits a salt cave or saltwater float include: ease pain in muscles, joints and lower back, increased circulation and lower blood pressure, stress reduction, pain relief, promotes relaxation, reduces headaches, increases circulation, more restful sleep & more. See ad on page 16.
SKIN CARE CHANGES SPA & AESTHETICS
Cora Ciaramello L.E. C.P.E. LMT Aesthetician 420 Boulevard, Suite 107., Mountain Lakes 973-588-3668 • Cora@ChangesSkin.com ChangesSkin.com Cora Ciaramello is a licensed and Board certified electrologist, aesthetician and massage therapist with 20+ years of experience. Natural approach and the latest esthetics, technology and equipment to improve skin and nourish body and soul to look your absolute best. New Client Special: Mention this publication and get 20% off your first appointment. See ad on page 13.
SOUND HEALING AWAKEN SOUND HEALTH
Alison Iati 32 Grove Street, Chester 201-874-7255 AwakenSoundHealth@gmail.com AwakenSoundHealth.com License Number: 81-1853104 Sound Healing for individuals and groups. Vibrational Sound Therapy. Weekly sound baths. Sonic tools include Tibetan and crystal bowls, chimes, forks, vocal toning and more.
SPIRITUAL HEALING, TEACHING BE THE MEDICINE
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THERMOGRAPHY LISA’S THERMOGRAPHY AND WELLNESS
Lisa Mack, CCT, HHC Thermographer and Holistic Counselor See website for locations in NJ and NY 855-667-9338 email@example.com LisasThermographyAndWellness.com Thermography gives a very early look at the most important indicator of a potential health problem— inflammation. Early stage disease screening is an area in which thermography excels. Whether your pain is acute or chronic, or you are merely curious about the state of your health, thermography can help provide answers. Radiation-free breast and full body screenings for men and women. See ad on page 38.
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S h a m a n i c H e a l i n g , E n e rg y Medicine, Past Life, Medical Intuition, Life, Health, Spiritual Coaching, Astrology Readings, House and Land Clearings. In person, phone or Skype. Professional Reiki, Shamanism, and Medical Intuitive Training. Retreats. 40 years’ experience.
STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION/ROLFING HEMBERGER STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION
Ed Hemberger LMT, ART Dr. Thomas Findley, MD, PhD Offices in Boonton, Livingston and Manhattan 973-462-3112 HembergerStructuralIntegration.com 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 8.
Philip J. Cohen, MD, ND and Denise M. Cohen, ND 75 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 106 Denville, NJ 908-455-2639
Alfa thermography is thermography PLUS. Conventional thermography identifies areas of inflammation and toxicity, valuable as indicators of early disease. Alfa thermography does all of this, then goes beyond to identify blockages and malfunctions within the Autonomic Nervous System, a key to health and disease. Alfa thermography is the most advanced thermography available. See ad on page 37..
VISION/EYE HEALTH DR. ANDY ROSENFARB, ND, LAC, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine; Board Certified in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine 332 South Ave. East, Westfield 908-928-0060 • RosenfarbClinic.com
Dr. Rosenfarb is world renowned in the field of holistic eye health. He is passionate about helping people with degenerative eye diseases. Learn of his astounding work in this area— call now to qualify for your free copy of his ground breaking book, “Recover Your Vision.” Additional specialties include glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and diabetic retinopathy. See ad on page 59.
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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,...
Published on Jul 24, 2018
Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health,...