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Hemberger Structural Integration Now Accepts Insurance
tructural integration, also known as Rolfing, is known to be effective in reducing chronic back pain, improving posture and spine health, however, lack of insurance coverage often hinders patients from seeking it as a solution. Until now. Hemberger Structural Integration is pleased to announce a new association with Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic in Denville, and is now accepting insurance benefits for out-of-network coverage. The value of structural integration as a corrective therapy is well-supported. Dr. Valerie D. Hunt and Dr. Wayne W. Massey of the UCLA Department of Kinesiology completed a five-year controlled study in 1977, entitled, “A Study of Structural Integration from Neuromuscular, Energy Field and Emotional Approaches.” They found that subjects who had received Rolfing exhibited: 1. Smoother, larger, and less constrained extraneous movements 2. Greater movement efficiency and improved neuromuscular balance 3. More dynamic and energetic body movements, with less fatigue 4. A more erect carriage with less obvious strain to maintain held positions 5. Increased emotional calmness, a greater sense of wellbeing, and decreased anxiety. More recent research findings include the positive effects of Rolfing on the autonomic nervous system and benefits of Rolfing for chronic back pain. Ed Hemberger LMT, ART, a certified practitioner of structural integration and Dr. Thomas Findley MD, PhD, a certified advanced Rolfer are accepting 5 new clients through January 8, 2018, plus offer a free 30-minute consultation. Locations include offices in Boonton, Livingston and Manhattan. For more information, call 973-462-3112 or visit HembergerStructuralIntegration.com. See ad on page 17.
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ver the past eight years, The Art of the Heart in Chester has become well-known for its classes and as “the” place for crystals. Through sharing information on psychic development, Reiki, essential oils and more, along with organizing holistic events, the community embraced its welcoming energy and assistance for those wishing to discover their own inner connection. Now it’s time to expand further. Founder Sue Freeman and Rev. Leslie Treloar have decided to collaborate in a partnership. On January 1, 2018, The Art of the Heart will transition into a newly formed business called Blossoming Into Light, located at 401 Rt 24, in Chester. Sue and Leslie will focus on services to assist clients and students to discover and develop the master within. They will continue to offer classes that provoke exploration, expansion, trust and deeper learning. Going forward, a few select crystals, essential oils, Himalayan salt lamps and Ann-Leigh Essences products will be on display and available at classes, events and appointments. Special orders will also be taken if you are looking for particular items. There is much excitement as the new year approaches, including their Annual New Year’s Eve Meditation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the new location. Everyone is invited to join in this wonderfully harmonic welcome of the new year. Blossoming Into Light is located at 401 Rt. 24, Chester. For information, call 862222-4268 or TheArtOfTheHeart-Chester.com. See ad on page 37.
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A UK study of 19 elderly volunteers participating in a 12-week training program for providing companionship to dying patients showed that considering their own views about death and dying is an important component of serving in this role. Evaluation of the trainees’ diary entries focused on key themes such as reflections about dying alone, the importance of being present, self-awareness, personal loss, the meaning of life, self-preservation and coping strategies.
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igh-cacao dark chocolate contains high levels of flavanol, a compound known for its heart health benefits, but less is known about diluted foods such as milk chocolate candy. Harvard researchers followed 55,502 subjects for 13 years, comparing levels of high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease to lifestyle traits. They found those eating one to three servings of chocolate a month (including milk chocolate) displayed a 10 percent lower risk of irregular heartbeat than those eating an ounce or less a month. Eating one serving per week of chocolate yielded a 17 percent lower risk and two to six servings a week 20 percent, and then leveled off after eating one or more servings per day. “Eating excessive amounts of chocolate is not recommended, because many chocolate products are high in calories from sugar and fat, and could lead to weight gain and other metabolic problems,” advises Elizabeth Mostofsky, author of the study.
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Scientists from the University of Hull and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have published research in the journal Science of the Total Environment showing levels of microplastics are five times higher in the Antarctic than previous estimates. Co-author Dr. Claire Waluda, a BAS biologist, says, “We have monitored the presence of large plastic items in Antarctica for more than 30 years. While we know that bigger pieces can be ingested by seabirds or cause entanglements in seals, the effects of microplastics on marine animals in the Southern Ocean are as yet unknown.” The tiny beads of plastic come from cosmetics or are shreddings from larger plastic items like clothing or bottles. According to United Nations sources, they may number as many as 51 trillion particles across the seafloor, throughout the oceans and on beaches worldwide. They are considered a serious threat to marine life in general. More international monitoring of the situation is needed, including a requirement for all polar research stations to provide waste treatment options. For more information, see Tinyurl.com/PlasticInAntarctica.
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New Options for Independent Co-Housing For 20 years, Maria Brenton, an outspoken proponent of older people living independently, has been campaigning and planning for the opening of a different kind of retirement home run by its residents, supporting each other through old age. She says, “Attitudes to older people in this country are out of date. Most members of the older population don’t wish to have everything done for them.” She attests that institutions and agencies dealing with older people encourage dependency and are patronizing and paternalistic. “Older people internalize it, and they learn to wait for people to do things for them,” advises Brenton. New Ground, in Barnet, North London, is the first UK cohousing development set up just for older women, with 26 women from age 50 to 87. Also in London, The Collective has created something similar with enhanced amenities such as a cinema room and a launderette with a disco ball. WeWork is an American company that has set up communal offices, and recently established WeLive, in New York City.
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Digitalizing Data Helps Rainforest Census The Amazon rainforest is thought to harbor a greater diversity of trees than anywhere else on Earth, but the exact number has long been a mystery. In 2013, scientists estimated that the number of species was around 16,000, but no actual count had been done. In a new paper in Scientific Reports, researchers delved into museum collections from around the world to confirm the current number of tree species recorded in the Amazon and assess possibilities of those yet to be discovered. “Since 1900, between 50 and 200 new trees have been discovered in the Amazon every year,” notes Nigel Pitman, a Mellon senior conservation ecologist with the Field Museum. “Our analysis suggests that we won’t finish discovering new tree species there for three more centuries.” The study relied upon the digitization of museum collections data— photographs and digital records—of the specimens housed there and shared worldwide through aggregator sites like IDigBio.org. “It gives scientists a better sense of what’s actually growing in the Amazon Basin, aiding conservation efforts,” says Pitman.
Chimps, Zebrafish and Birds Communicate Like We Do Chimps, orangutans and bonobo apes are now known to be capable of understanding what others are thinking and recognize human thoughts, an ability once thought to be impossible. A team led by Christopher Krupenye, of Duke University, had apes take part in a visual experiment where they watched videos on a monitor while their gaze was being tracked. They discovered an anticipation of events that went beyond the visual cues presented. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has determined that zebrafish are social animals, similar to humans and other mammals— they form friendships, experience positive emotions and have individual personalities. The group advises people that eat fish or keep them as pets to consider the moral implications. Honey hunters in sub-Saharan Africa have a unique form of communication with honeyguide birds that fly ahead to point out beehives which the hunters raid, leaving wax for the birds to eat. A study in the journal Science reports that they listen for a specific call made by their human collaborators. Dr. Claire Spottiswoode, of the University of Cambridge, in England, and University of Cape Town, in South Africa, observes, “It seems to be a two-way conversation between our own species and a wild animal.”
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Feelings of gratitude can improve your mood, boost your immune system, release feel-good hormones, help you sleep at night, and reduce your blood pressure. They might even make you a nicer person! Many studies have shown that a daily gratitude practice can also make you a happier, healthier person. Researchers who have studied gratitude have noted that people who keep gratitude journals are more optimistic and have fewer physical symptoms. Researcher Robert Emmons of the University of California at San Diego has studied gratitude for many years. He has found that feelings of gratitude can help ease resentment, regret and depression. In one study, he reported that participants who kept a daily gratitude journal experienced a 23 percent reduction in stress hormones such as cortisol.
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very year at Thanksgiving, we are reminded to acknowledge the goodness in our lives—the people and moments for which we are most grateful. It’s a wonderful tradition that sets the tone for a meaningful and authentic holiday season. Why stop there? Gratitude should be a daily practice, not just an annual ritual. It’s good for our spirits. It’s essential to our health. How many times have you said to yourself, “I will be happy once I … finish this assignment, lose five pounds, find a boyfriend, move to a new city, travel more, work less, get a new job” or any other dream or goal you have? Once you achieve that goal, do you find yourself satisfied, or chasing after the next one? We are driven to pursue new challenges and experiences. It’s how we succeed and grow in so many ways. Yet we can’t be truly happy until we also learn to appreciate the now—and to embrace feelings of gratitude. Instead of thinking about all the things you don’t have in your life, take time every day to celebrate what you do have. It’s such a simple concept. Why not give it a try? Write down the five things for which you are most grateful at this exact moment. Before you read another word, write them down. Before you answer another email, write them down. Before you let the weight of the daily grind consume your spirit, write them down. Do you notice a change, even a subtle shift, in your physical and emotional well-being?
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Even under the best of circumstances, professional athletes encounter difficulties, but when faced with enormous obstacles, the best can get even better. “I’ve faced injuries and illness during pivotal times in my life and career, but I always approached it with the intention to be proactive, rather than being reactive,” advises Coughlin. For Strong, confronting tragedy with the right attitude offers possibility. “Thirteen years ago, I was hit by a car and lost my leg, but now I see that moment as a blessing instead of a curse. It was a hardship that tested my limits, but in the end, it propelled me to achieving dreams I didn’t even know I had.” Nearly four decades after her grim diagnosis, Heidrich embodies hope for all of us when she says, “It is never too late to adopt a better way.” Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at MarlainaDonato.com.
Uplifting Humanity Is it Possible? By Ella Gashinsky
ith an earth population of 7.6 billion people and growing, the challenge of uplifting humanity seems to be increasingly more difficult. Ideas and opinions about how to reach out to others are often lost when considering the ever-widening circle. We know our family and community, possibly our neighborhood and maybe our city, but expanding this concept nationwide or worldwide is a task we cannot easily comprehend. The goal of uplifting humanity usually becomes a religious or political concept because we think one person alone can’t do much. Yet, leaving it up to religious or political leaders can lead to feeling even more powerless. When you look at what people value most, you discover it’s always personal. From 2010 to 2014, the World Values Survey asked residents from 52 countries how important they consider family, friends, leisure time, politics, work, and religion. Not surprisingly, all countries but one (Lebanon) considered family the most important thing in life. Friendship and leisure time rated next highest in what people care about most.
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INSPIRED LIVING Five Ways to Make the New Year Sparkle by Kelly Martinsen
Just Do It – The Nike slogan has never been more appropriate. We all have something we’ve thought about doing or trying. Whether traveling to a new location, trying a different sport, joining a new-to-us group or club, or making more friends, don’t put it off— just do it.
marked, “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” Volunteer – A common excuse for not volunteering is, “I don’t have the time.” Next year, make the time. When researchers at the London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and happiness in a large group of American adults, they found that the more people volunteered, the happier they were. Journal – People often journal as a way to reflect upon their lives. This can be helpfully revealing, but rather than
Gratitude – This is the big one. One way to be and stay inspired is by starting off each day in a state of gratitude. Every morning before getting out of bed, think of at least three things to be grateful for. By doing this, we recognize the blessings we have and greet the day in a positive frame of mind. It’s a perfect way to end each day, too. When someone routinely inquires, “How are you?” answer, “I am grateful.” Our time on Earth is not infinite. With only so many days promised, let’s vow to live them inspired. Kelly Martinsen is publisher of Natural Awakenings Long Island and author of the new book A Year of Inspired Living (Publisher@AwakeLI.com).
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While mainstream media often largely focuses on the negative aspects of conflict—discord, divisiveness, intolerance, violence, incivility, injustice, chaos and complex problems—a counter-movement is convening constructive conversations. Participants are initiating dialogue and deliberations intended to resolve conflicts and create cohesiveness, collaboration, cooperation and compromise among local factions that disagree on how to deal with everything from health
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what really matters to us and how much we care? What if our intense emotions are sources of invincible energy, with the power to build the world we want, together? What does having conflict in a healthy and transformative way look like?” queries Ma’ikwe Ludwig, executive director of Commonomics USA, an organization which educates and advocates for a world where a commonsbased economy creates economic and ecological security for all. “Conflict has the power to bring to the surface what’s really at stake and to unite people toward a common goal,” advises Ludwig. Her thought-provoking questions can help shift perceptions toward the idea that we need to use conflict; maybe even welcome it. Ludwig, author of Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, recently helped present new perspectives on conflict resolution during a webinar for Transition US members interested in creating inclusive and diverse communities through collaboration. The nonprofit inspires, encourages, supports and provides networking and training for
sands of innovative thinkers, are helping by introducing people to simple dialogue and deliberation structures, processes and resources that invite meaningful and productive conversations leading to constructive civic engagement. Breese remarks, “We’re open to working with anyone interested in learning processes that can help bridge divides. We also like sharing stories about what is working.”
Toolbox Intense emotions can become sources of invincible energy with the collective power to build the world we want. grassroots initiatives seeking to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as oil spills, climate change and economic crises. Courtney Breese, managing director for the nonprofit National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) and her colleagues, together with thou-
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lem solving and creativity, and distracts us with unrealizable dreams of decisive victory from the real work we need to do,” observes Kahane. Kahane sees the challenge of conflict becoming more acute. “People today are generally more free, individualistic and diverse, with stronger voices and less deference. Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are growing.” Yet, contrary to the common view, it is possible for people that hold contradictory positions to find ways to collaborate. That’s what he and 40 others representing military officers, guerrillas and paramilitaries; activists and politicians; businesspeople and trade unionists; landowners and farmers; and academics, journalists and young people, accomplished in the Destino Colombia project. They organized to contribute to ending their country’s 52-year civil war.
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THE GIFTS OF CITRUS Colorful Good Health in Holiday Dishes by Judith Fertig
inter citrus fruits that arrive in a gift basket or show up on sale at the grocer present a welcome bright spot on winter’s darker days. Valencia and blood oranges, limes and Meyer lemons are delicious in their own right, and deserve their place on the breakfast table. Yet there are many other intriguing ways to enjoy them in vinaigrettes, salads, main dishes, baked goods and desserts. Winter citrus is full of health benefits, just when we need them most: during the busy holiday season. To start, they help bolster our immune system, guarding against colds or helping us recover faster. Their high vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, content is water soluble. According to a comprehensive study by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, a daily intake of 400 milligrams of vitamin C can halve the incidence of colds in adults and cut their duration by 14 percent. The flavonoid hesperidin in citrus helps boost “good” HDL cholesterol and lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, report researchers in the Journal of Nutrition. In a new study in Nutritional Neuroscience, hesperidin in
citrus also was found to ameliorate brain deterioration found in Alzheimer’s patients. Other studies further show that the grapefruit diet wasn’t wrong; eating half a fresh grapefruit before each meal can help us lose weight. In a study conducted at the Scripps Clinic, in La Jolla, California, and published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers put overweight volunteers on an exercise plan for 12 weeks and asked them to eat either half a fresh grapefruit or drink apple juice and pop a placebo pill before each meal. The grapefruit group dropped an average of three-and-a-half pounds, compared to only one-half pound for the apple group. Limonoids, an antioxidant found in most citrus, may help guard against stomach, lung, breast and skin cancer, according to the U.S. Agricultural Research Service. Animal and human cell studies found that limonoids—especially those in fresh oranges—harbor potential as anticancer compounds. Another study in Nutritional Neuroscience showed that the volatile compound limonene, found in the rind of a lemon, can enhance memory. As nights grow colder and longer, winter citrus “adds a little sunshine to every meal,” says Jamie Schler, author of the recently released cookbook Orange Appeal: Savory & Sweet. Schler grew up in Florida, surrounded by citrus groves between the Atlantic Coast and Indian River. “Winters meant Dad’s workbench in the garage groaning under the weight of brown paper grocery bags filled to bursting with navels, tangerines, grapefruits, Valencias and tangelos,” writes Schler. “I fondly recall trips in the old green station
wagon to the groves on chilly weekend mornings where we could pick them ourselves.” Today, Schler and her husband own and operate the boutique Hotel Diderot, in Chinon, France, where life’s a feast—especially during citrus season. Judith Fertig writes cookbooks and foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com). Natural Awakenings recommends using organic, non-GMO (genetically modified) and non-bromated ingredients whenever possible.
Zesty Citrus Holiday Recipes Moroccan Spiced Orange Slices with Orange Blossom Water Orange blossom or orange flower water is available at better grocery stores, kitchen shops, Middle Eastern markets or online. Yields: 4 to 5 servings 5 medium to large navel or large blood oranges 3 Tbsp orange blossom water 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 Tbsp honey or date sugar ½ pomegranate, seeded 1½ to 2 Tbsp coarsely chopped unsalted pistachios 8 to 10 mint leaves, chopped or torn, for garnish Peel the oranges and cut away all of the white pith and outer membrane.
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Express Feelings in a Healthy Way Family gatherings can sometimes test our boundaries and patience. Avoid repressing feelings by finding a way to speak a personal truth in the moment, in a calm and healthy fashion. It’s better than returning home stewing about what we wish we could or should have said.
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How to Really Enjoy the Season by Dianne Bischoff James
eelings of comfort and joy can seem elusive when the holiday to-do list looms or runs amok. The season can seem more like an endless burden than a parade of cheerful events and glad tidings. Amidst celebratory chaos, these simple rules will help restore inner peace and create greater happiness.
Eschew Perfection Guests are much more interested in filling their stomachs with great food than judging the scuff marks and wall dings. The perfection of the season is found in the special moments when families and friends sit down together.
Pay Attention to the Smiles The approaching holidays encourage more shared smiles, kind words and thoughtful gestures. While out and about, look for the grins and well wishes. Hold the door open for others and offer a friendly greeting to store clerks. We’ll find ourselves smiling even more, because thoughtfulness is contagious.
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Assign Roles to Household Helpers The holiday load is lighter when everyone pitches in. Assign specific roles to household members with clear responsibilities, from taking out the garbage to setting the table and washing up.
Leave Some Tasks for Later It’s unrealistic to think the house has to be in perfect order after festive gatherings. After guests leave, put the leftovers in the fridge and watch a movie. Cleanup will feel easier and faster after a good night’s rest.
Give Each Person a Special Gift Think of something thoughtful that both the giver and receiver enjoy doing together and write a promissory note for the shared experience, such as a free backrub, a day spent downtown, a personal manicure or a movie the other person wants to see. Take Advantage of Extended Shopping Hours To avoid crowds and lines, schedule a late-night power-shopping trip. This is the easiest way to manage a department store visit with sanity, have easy access to the shelves and get immediate service.
Take a Holiday Binge Day Designate a day with no limits and no self-judgment. For anyone that mentally monitors their calories or sweets, claim a binge day out loud with permission for total holiday munching freedom. The next day, we can reinstate discipline.
Express Gratitude at the Table Loving feelings can never be expressed enough, so use the holiday as an opportunity to tell others how important they are to you. Create a heartfelt moment at the table by sharing at least one thing that you’re truly grateful for, and ask everyone else to do the same. Go Outside for Fun in Nature Hiking in a nearby forest preserve, skating, sledding or building a snow fort with the kids not only burns energy, but is emotionally exhilarating for the whole family. Pick an outdoor activity, don appropriate togs, and share in the laughter and serenity of a sparkling winter day. Dianne Bischoff James is a life transformation coach, actor, business consultant and author of The Real Brass Ring: Change Your Life Course Now. She specializes in facilitating the midlife reboot and lives in Boston, MA.
Philip Stein is a Leader in Wearable Sleep Technology by Linda Sechrist
rom computers, cell phones, smart TVs, DVR players and programmable appliances to a seemingly endless list of other electronic gadgets, we are in constant contact with unnatural electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) generated by technology. In today’s 24/7 society, invisible EMFs are inescapable; they permeate our working and living spaces. What we may not know is how they negatively impact our body’s natural sleep-wake cycle: suppressing melatonin, the hormone that controls the natural circadian rhythm, disturbing slumber and even affecting weight gain, according to University of Tel Aviv research. On the brighter side, some new technological products promise to restore balance to the body, including deeper and more restful sleep. From the Philip Stein sleep bracelet, sleep number beds and portable sleep trackers to sleep-related apps, devices and applications, user-friendly innovations are addressing America’s sleep deprivation problem. “Philip Stein lifestyle accessories such as the sleep bracelet are designed to contribute to a better quality of life. The unique technology inside each one channels beneficial natural frequencies in the environment into your body,” says Will Stein, co-founder and president of the Philip Stein Group. “The result is to help the individual feel centered, balanced, grounded and more easily able to maintain a sense of well-being.” The company defines optimal well-being as a state of harmony achieved through physical, emotional, mental and spiritual alignment. Although natural-frequency technology was developed earlier by a group of engineers and scientists exploring various frequencies’ influence on water, the initial discovery has been attributed to ancient sages in India that intuited them. For example, 7.83 Hz, the frequency of “om”, happens to be Mother Earth’s natural heartbeat rhythm, now known as the Schumann Resonance. Aligned with the brain’s alpha and theta states, this technology of resonating frequencies has been carefully tuned and tested by Philip Stein researchers, technicians and sleep experts. Today, it is at the core of all Philip Stein products. Philip Stein’s tuning technology picks up and channels the beneficial natural frequencies that have always surrounded human beings. “We believe that all organisms have evolved or grown accustomed to these natural frequencies, and our systems are tuned to operate best with them, rather than with the increasing number of manmade frequencies we experience in the modern world,” explains Stein.
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se it up, wear it out, make do or do without,” was the motto of past generations. Today, it’s recycle, repurpose and reinvent. Nostalgia is making a comeback. It’s tempting to revert to successful old-fashioned ways; it’s even better to update the how-to of natural eco-living.
“There are tradeoffs between convenience and environmental impact,” says Kathleen Hanover, executive creative director at Imagine That Creative Marketing Services, in Dayton, Ohio. “I’d love to freeze all of our family’s produce, but after two power outages, I can veggies, too. Steam canners for jams, jellies, tomatoes and high-acid foods use three inches of water and 10 minutes of energy.” Shel Horowitz, a consultant for Green and Profitable and co-author of Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World, joined a food co-op in the 1970s. Today, it has 9,000 members. “I dehydrate
veggies for soup, pasta, stir-fry dishes or as tomato or zucchini chips,” he says. “Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks, celery, kale, hot peppers, tomatillos and fruit were successful; eggplant, cucumbers and rhubarb were not.”
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Anca Gooje, owner of Chid Kala, a natural ingredient lotion maker in Scarborough, Maine, uses colorful patches to repair tears and update the look of her two children’s clothing. She also recompressed their sofa’s inner springs to their original shape by encasing them in fabric. “It was timeconsuming, but only cost a few dollars for fabric,” she relates. “Updating avoided creating more landfill. For a fresh look, I made a new cover.”
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 First Friday Healing Circle – 7-8pm. First Friday Healing Circle led by Gail Belluardo, Licensed Science of Mind practitioner for an hour of affirmative prayer, music, mediation and sacred conversation. Different themes for each group. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-879-6476. firstname.lastname@example.org. CSLMorristown.org. Gallery Readings with Cathy McCall – 7-9pm. Come and Join us , as Cathy McCall connects with those on the Other Side. Cathy is an Evidential Medium and works closely with Spirit. Enter your name in a drawing announced at the end of the evening to win a free 30 minute reading. 50. The Huna Healing Center, 5 East Main St, Suite 28 B, Denville. Lory 973-224-0096 or register@ hunahealingcenter.com. hunahealingcenter.com.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 MEN WHO CARE – 8:30-10:30am. Monthly. All men welcomed! Celebrating their 15th year of monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month. Love offering. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, Friendship Hall, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. truespirit@earthlink. com. CSLMorristown.org.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 JourneyDance Session – 1-2:30pm. JourneyDance is a moving and dance meditation that allows participants to clear emotional energy through their own natural movement. It combines freestyle and structured movement to encourage a deep connection to self and to the tribe of dancers. It is facilitated, not taught. The facilitator works to maintain a positive, judgement-free zone where all participants feel comfortable. $30 for session or only $20 w/donation of items for food pantry. We strive to increase the vibration of abundance and nourishment for the world. Mind Your Body Studio,4 Park Avenue, 2nd fl, Madison. For info call/text 917-405-0596 or email@example.com.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 Local Screening of Just One Drop – 6:30pm. Just One Drop is a documentary that tells the little known story of homeopathy: the most controversial system of medicine ever invented. Could this be nature’s most potent medicine? Includes Q&A with award-winning filmmaker Laurel Chiten and Rachel Roberts, CEO of HRI (Homeopathic Research Institute). Clearview Headquarters 10 Theatre in Morristown. Tickets: http://gathr.us/screening/21622. For information: Amy Rozen, The Remedy Center at 973-580-9538. JustOneDropFilm.com.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 Flow in the Dark with Amanda Sherman – 6-7:15pm. Enjoy a challenging adventure in the candlelit studio as you explore alignment with movement. Free introductory class, $20 single class
or multi-class packs available. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848. Jennifer@purpleomyoga.com. PurpleOmYoga.com
Association for Higher Awareness – 7pm.
DECEMBER FAIRE: A fabulous evening of Numerology and Holistic Vendors. $10 donation at door. Madison Masonic Lodge, 170 Main St., Madison. ahanj.org.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 Giovanni Campanile, MD: How the Dr. Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease is Changing Lives – 11am-12pm. Giovanni Campanile, MD will teach us the science behind how lifestyle changes can dramatically improve outcomes for patients with coronary heart disease. FREE. Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-971-4890 or chamberscenterprograms@ atlantichealth.org. ChambersCenterForWellbeing. org. Vibrational Healing with Singing Bowls – 6-7pm. The ethereal sounds of the singing bowls can open and quiet our inner space. Come listen to the healing sounds of the bowls as you are guided to follow your breath, relax and find balance. Please bring a yoga mat. $20. Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South St., Suite 160, Morristown. 973-9714890. firstname.lastname@example.org. ChambersCenterForWellbeing.org.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Class – 6-7PM. In this self-help class we will teach participants different techniques to help bring their bodies back into balance. These therapies have been shown to be useful in reducing anxiety and pain; accelerating healing; and promoting a greater sense of wellnes. 20. Chamber Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-971-4890 or Chamberscenterprograms@atlantichealth.org. ChambersCenterForWellbeing.org.
markyourcalendar DECEMBER FAIRE Tuesday December 5- 7 PM A fabulous evening of Numerology and Holistic Vendors Hosted by AHA – Association of Higher Awareness Numerology for 2018 with Diana Flanagan Holistic Vendors featuring: Aromatherapy & Essential Oils – Crystals & Stones -Spiritual and Channeled ReadingsJewelry – Sacred Art – Fairies – Herbs & Botanicals – Original Art & Artwear $10.00 donation at the door Madison Masonic Lodge 170 Main Street, Madison Ahanj.org and facebook.com/ahanj.net
savethedate 2ND ANNUAL AGING GRACEFULLY RETREAT Food for Healing, Mind for Clearing, Spirit for Understanding, & Body for Movement January 14, 2018 • 9am-4pm Rutherfurd Hall 1686 Route 517, Allamuchy, NJ 07820 Program and lunch included $89.00
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 Game of Life with Thetahealing – 10am-5pm. Dec. 8-10. Prerequisites: Basic DNA and Advanced DNA. Thetahealing is in Westfield, NJ. For details, visit ReshmaShah.com. Native American Influenced Meditation – 7-8:30pm. 2nd Friday each month. Join us inside the Salt Cave for an inspired journey and enter a world of peace. $15. Caldwell Salt Cave, 246 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. Parking available. RSVP to 973641-2557. CaldwellSaltCave.com.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam – 9am-12pm. Cost: $25. Waterloo United Methodist Church, JAM Catering Center Waterloo, 525 Waterloo Road, Byram. RSVP: https://sites.google.com/ view/waterloovillageretreat/about?authuser=0 For questions, contact Pastor Tim at pastortimwumc@ msn.com. WaterlooVillageChurch.org.
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Holiday Bazaar – 10am-3pm. Come join us for this holiday shopping event Jewelry, Household treasures, Crafts, Books, Clothing, Toys, Art and much more. Vendors, please contact Gina at cslmholidaybazaar@ gmail.com. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or truespirit@ earthlink.com. CSLMorristown.org.
Open House – 11am-3pm. Free sample classes, local vendors - jewelry, woodworking, note cards, bath items PLUS a drum circle! Awakening Point Yoga Studio, 254A Mountain Avenue, Suite 2A, Hackettstown. 973-670-7421. AwakeningPoint.com.
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 Healing Powers of Hemp – 7pm. Presented by Dr. Kaminski. Learn about the healing powers of this naturally grown sacred plant which has been used for a wide range of health benefits dating back more than 3,000 years. Please feel free to invite your family and friends! Free. Pre-register by noon Dec. 9 to KaminskiWellness@verizon.net or 973-228-6624. Cedarcrest Chiropractic, 616 Bloomfield Ave., Ste. 3C, West Caldwell. KaminskiWellness.com.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 Kundalinini Yoga – 6:30pm-7:45pm. NEW! KUNDALINI YOGA ~ Monthly meeting Second Wednesday of the month! Join certified instructor Stephen Tarsitano for 75 minutes of Kundalini Yoga starting at 6:30pm Next meeting Wednesday, DECember 13. $5.00 love offering at the door. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CSLMorristown.org.
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Holiday Health: Stay Healthy & Fit through the Holiday Season (& beyond!) – 2-3pm. Healthy Tips to look & feel great during the holidays & into the New Year! $10 (will be credited toward purchase of the series). Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848. Jennifer@purpleomyoga. com. PurpleOmYoga.com
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 Re-Organization Healing Workshop – 6:30 pm. Experience “wellness of mind, body and spirit for a lifetime” through Re-Organizational Healing (ROH) verses “being fixed in the moment” with Restorative Therapy. Experience LIFE with peace and grace utilizing Re-Organizational Healing (ROH), Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) Chiropractic Care, Somato-Respiratory Integration (SRI) and the Doctor’s SHINE program. (“Bringing Out the Gifts of ADD/ADHD”). Invite your family & friends! Free. Pre-register by 7pm, DEC. 13 to KaminskiWellness@verizon.net or 973-228-6624. Cedarcrest Chiropractic, 616 Bloomfield Ave., Ste. 3C, West Caldwell. KaminskiWellness.com.
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 Vibrational Healing with Singing Bowls – 11am– 12pm. The ethereal sounds of the singing bowls can open and quiet our inner space. Come listen to the healing sounds of the bowls as you are guided to follow your breath, relax and find balance. Please bring a yoga mat. $20. Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South St., Suite 160, Morristown. 973-9714890. email@example.com. chamberscenterforwellbeing.org. JourneyDance Session – 1-2:30pm. JourneyDance is a moving and dance meditation that allows participants to clear emotional energy through their own natural movement. It combines freestyle and structured movement to encourage a deep connection to self and to the tribe of dancers. It is facilitated, not taught. The facilitator works to maintain a positive, judgement-free zone where all participants feel comfortable. $30 for session or only $20 w/donation of items for food pantry. We strive to increase the vibration of abundance and nourishment for the world.Diamond Studio, 450 Hamburg Turnpike, 2nd fl, Wayne. For info call/text 917-405-0596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 Winter Solstice Celebration – 6pm-7:30pm. This is an outdoor, family friendly event to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Free for all ages. Early Street Community Garden, 17 Early Street., Morristown. Linda Chang 973-206-4177 or email@example.com. GrowItGreenMorristown.org. JourneyDance Session – 7-8:30pm. JourneyDance is a moving and dance meditation that allows participants to clear emotional energy through their own natural movement. It combines freestyle and structured movement to encourage a deep connection to self and to the tribe of dancers. It is facilitated, not taught. The facilitator works to maintain a positive, judgementfree zone where all participants feel comfortable. $30 for session or only $20 w/donation of items for food pantry. We strive to increase the vibration of abundance and nourishment for the world. American Legion, 20 Yates Ave, 2nd fl, Newton. For info call/text 917-405-0596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
sional Organizer® and Time Shaman Amara Willey. Amara believes that the clutter in your space reflects the clutter in your head, and that if you organize your space, your life will be more peaceful. Part of the “It takes a village to create health and wellness” monthly program. Free. RSVP to: http://ow.ly/d7Ap30fF61l. Awakening Wellness, 14 Pine St., Ste 8, Morristown. Questions? Contact 973-479-2229 or email@example.com. Awakening4Wellness.com.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22 Winter Solstice – 7:30pm. This is an evening to celebrate the return of the light through the beautiful music of Kim Kalesti in the sacred spirituality of the Center for Spiritual Living in Morristown. Don’t miss this special evening. Love offereing. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CSLMorristown.org.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 Annual New Year’s Eve Meditation – 6-8pm. Join Sue Freeman & Leslie Treloar for this harmonious welcome of the new year at their new location. Free. Blossoming Into Light (formerly Art of the Heart), 401 Rt 24, Chester. 862-222-4268. TheArtOfTheHeart-Chester.com. World Healing Meditation – 7-8am. The Center for Spiritual Living Morristown will be participating in the World Healing Meditation. So please join us and millions of others around the world meditating at the same time for world peace. The meditation starts promptly at 7AM and lasts for. Love offering. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or email@example.com. CSLMorristown.org.
PLAN AHEAD SUNDAY, JANUARY 7 Celebrating 3rd Anniversary with Thetahealing – 12-2pm. Thetahealing is in Westfield, NJ. For details, visit ReshmaShah.com.
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Sunday Night Meditation – 7:30-9pm. Sacred Circle - in a meditative mood, with guided imagery and sound healing. Good learning and expanding of one’s vision. Spiritual blessings for the week ahead. $10 donation. NEOLYTH, 39 Glenridge Ave, Montclair. Info: Karuna Ma at 917-216-8184. HearthElement.com.
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Energy Enhancing Blasts of Qigong with Sal Canzoneri – 10am-11am. Energy healing. RSVP by 7pm day prior. Register at 908-879-3937. The Art of the Heart, 44 Main St., Chester. TheArtofTheHeart-Chester.com. Open Level Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. A gentle form of breathing and stretching that enhances relaxation, lowers blood pressure, improves muscle tone and reduces stress. Good for all levels. Bring a yoga mat. $15. Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South St., Suite 160, Morristown. 973-971-6301. Because I Love You (B.I.L.Y.) Parent Support Group – 7-8:30pm. Confidential self-help group for parents experiencing substance abuse issues with their children. Free. Jefferson Twp. BOE Community Room, 31 Rte. 181, Lake Hopatcong. BilyofJefferson@yahoo.com. BILY.org. Restorative Yoga – 7:30pm. Relax and renew body, mind, and spirit. Practitioners will find freedom from muscular tension and ease in the body with gentle move-
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creative breathwork (pranayama) to unlock energy and will then transition into a meditation practice. $20. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt. 23 N, Butler. 973838-9642. HighlandYoga.com. Meditation & Self-Reliance Classes – 6pm. Learn how to quiet the mind by getting in touch with your Source and truly learn the art of loving yourself. Free. The Peace Within Spa & Holistic Wellness Center. 63 Beaverbrook Rd., Suite 105, Lincoln Park. Nancy@ThePeaceWithinSpa.com. Awaken the Master Within – 6:30-8:30pm. Workshop/Class on Transformation through the Art of Self-Mastery. $25. Portal of Healing, 50 Main Street, Chester. email@example.com. 201-841-0358. PortalOfHealing.com.
Tuesday Mindful Teens – 4:30-5:30pm. Runs 10/3-11/14. Mindful Teens is a workshop providing five onehour sessions, objectives of this course are to provide developmentally appropriate mindfulness tools that foster mental health and wellness and to enhance the capacity for emotional regulation. For Grades 9-12. $250. Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-9714890. firstname.lastname@example.org. chambercenterforwellbeing.org. ELDOA Spinal Strength for Sport Performance and Injury Support – 6-7pm. ELDOA is a series of static postural exercises that create space in the spinal joints by strengthening the intrinsic spinal muscles to support joint integrity. Great edge for sports or supportive for disc bulges and nerve compression. Specific approach that help and prevent sprains, functional neurology, increase muscle connectivity and lessen stress. $20 per class. Living Fit, 406 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove. 973-433-0445. BKLivingFit.com.
Shamanic Journeys at Neolyth – 7-9pm. Gathering for those who like to explore their Soul connection with Nature and Wisdom, while exploring the symbolic imagery of shamanic dreaming. $10 donation. NEOLYTH, 39 Glenridge Ave, Montclair. email@example.com. HearthElement.com.
Chanting & Meditation Wednesdays – 6:307:15pm. With Leslie Treloar. Chanting and/or guided meditation. We use essential oils & other tools to enhance and deepen the experience. $20. The Art of the Heart, 44 Main St. Chester. RSVP: via text 862-2224268, email sue@theartoftheheart-Chester.com or call 908-879-3937. TheArtoftheHeart-Chester.com. Ascension: Guidance, Processes, Activations, & Integration – 6:30-8:30pm. Be the Master of your subconscious mind, achieve self-love, guide your child consciousness, and transcend the negative ego. $25. Portal of Healing, 50 Main St., Chester. 201-841-0358. PortalofHealing.com. Free Meditation Class – 7-8pm. Learn how to manage stress and emotions through breathing techniques and meditation. A perfect introduction to meditation. Free. Art of Living Center for Peace and Meditation, 2nd fl., 104 Broadway, Denville. 973-400-9191. MorrisCounty@Us.ArtofLiving.org. The Morris County (West) Chapter of Holistic Moms Network – 7:30pm. First Wednesdays. Held at Chester Field House, 107 Seminary Ave., Chester. InfoHMNWestMorris@yahoo.com. AA Meeting (O-B-ST) – 8pm. Open to those struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction. Free. Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave., Cranford.
White Oak Center Organic Co-Op – Every other Wednesday. Delivered by Albert’s Organics. Membership $20, then $35 bimonthly. White Oak Center, 33 Woodport Rd., Sparta. For more info, contact Brian Trautz at 973-729-1900 or BTrautz@ WhiteOakCenter.com. Healing Meditations with Rev. Frankie – Noon. Center for Spiritual Living, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Free. 973-539-3333. Stress Reduction Group – Noon-1pm. Techniques to reduce stress, including positive thinking, guided imagery, gratitude affirmations and kindness meditation. $15. Chambers Center for Well Being. 435 South St., Morristown. 973-971-6301. Pranayama and Meditation – 6pm. Appropriate for all students who are interested in practicing breath work (from gentle to vigorous) and then quieting the mind to increase awareness and appreciation of the present moment. This class will provide the opportunity for students to explore non-postural yoga. Students will be guided through
Healthy Food Prep Classes with Phyllis Deering – Noon, Third Thursdays. Learn about delicious and healthy food preparation.$25; 4 for $75. Contact Marnie at Mountain Lakes Organic Co-op, LLC, 10 Vale Dr., Mountain Lakes. 973-335-4469. FruitLady@MountainLakesOrganic.com. Open Level Yoga – 12:30-1:30pm. A gentle form of breathing and stretching that enhances relaxation, lowers blood pressure, improves muscle tone and reduces stress. Good for all levels. Bring a yoga mat. $15. Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-971-6301 or Chamberscenterprograms@atlantichealth.org. ChambersCenterForWellbeing.org. Alignment Yoga for Beginners – 6pm. Alignment refers to the optimal placement of the physical body and the corresponding muscular engagements that enable practitioners to benefit fully and safely from a practice of physical postures (asana). Props such as straps and blocks may be used to accentuate a
particular aspect of alignment and deepen your understanding of the asana. Breathing and meditation techniques may also be offered to align body and mind as each move toward a balance of strength and flexibility. $20. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt. 23 N, Butler. 973-838-9642. HighlandYoga.com.
Friday Qigong with Sal Canzoneri – 10am-11am. Energy healing. RSVP by 7pm day prior. Register at 908879-3937. The Art of the Heart, 44 Main St., Chester. TheArtofTheHeart-Chester.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. Evening of Prayer and Healing – 7:30-9:30pm. Third Fridays. Join the Universal Healing family to heal all life on this planet and in this solar system, galaxy and universe. Bring finger foods to share. Growing Consciousness, 54 Canfield Rd., Morristown. Free. 973-292-5090. Al-Anon Meeting – 8-9:30pm. Center for Practical Spirituality - Religious Science, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. RSCI.org.
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T’ai Chi – 10-11:30am. A series of meditative movements that improve balance, lower blood pressure, and decrease anxiety. $20. Chambers Center for Well Being. 435 South St., Morristown. 973-971-6301. ChambersCenterForWellbeing.org.
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Ascension: Guidance, Processes, Activations, & Integration – 10am-noon. Be the Master of your subconscious mind, achieve self-love, guide your child consciousness, and transcend the negative ego. $25. Portal of Healing, 50 Main St., Chester. 201-841-0358. PortalofHealing.com.
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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. Hatha Yoga for Beginners – 10:30am. Establishing the foundation necessary for a mindful and nourishing practice, a beginner’s class will explore physical postures as well as fundamental breathing and meditation techniques. Ideal for students new to yoga, those seeking to reaffirm their roots, as well as practitioners that simply resonate with a slower and more deliberate pace, this class will provide the opportunity to thoughtfully challenge body and mind. $20. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt. 23 N, Butler. 973-838-9642. HighlandYoga.com.
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Caesar instituted January 1 as the first day of the year, partly to honor the month’s namesake: Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, whose two faces allowed him to look back into the past and forward into the future.
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Dr. Rosenfarb is world renowned in the field of holistic eye health. He is passionate about helping people with degenerative eye diseases. Learn of his astounding work in this area— call now to qualify for your free copy of his ground breaking book, “Recover Your Vision.” Additional specialties include glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and diabetic retinopathy. See ad on page 42.
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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.
Aesthetic Family Dentistry, PA 35 West Main Street, Suite 208, Denville, NJ 07834
Alan B. Steiner, DMD • Derek Fine, DMD • Jenni Kwiatkowski, DDS
Published on Nov 21, 2017
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