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22 EAT WHEAT AGAIN Eight Ways to Restore Gut Health

26 DON’T OVERFEED FIDO Plus Other Tips to Keep a Dog Cancer-Free

28 ASSIST EFFECTIVENESS OF AFFIRMATIONS WITH EFT

32 DIAL DOWN STRESS How to Stay Calm and Cool

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eginning in January, Awakening Wellness will continue to cultivate a strong community of wellness with exciting free workshops. First, learn about Homeopathy for Better Health on Monday, January 18. Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is safe, gentle, and powerful. Instructor Amy Rozen, RN, CCH, RSHom(NA), is a board-certified Homeopath and owner of The Remedy Center in Morristown. Learn about the basic tenants of homeopathy and how it can help you. On Monday, February 19, join Paul Newell, consultant and well-being coach, for his program Shift Happens! He will discuss the three steps needed to create and maintain change in your life. It will be interactive experience and will include movement, discussion and may ask participants to get silly. Paul’s objective is to awaken others to the powerful effects of finding their P.A.L. (power, authenticity and love for self). Learn what is possible when it comes to living and healing naturally. Socialize and connect with other holistic, health seekers. All classes will be held from 7 to 8:30 pm. Location: Awakening Wellness, 14 Pine Street, Suite 8, Morristown. To reserve your space for Homeopathy for Better Health: http://bit.ly/2ka0xj1. To reserve your space for Shift Happens!: http://bit.ly/2k9c0iT. For any questions, email Hilary@Awakening4Wellness.com. See CRG listing on page 55.

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Extreme Kleaner Promotes Main Street Premium Brand Through Small Business

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n order to help encourage support for small businesses, Extreme Kleaner has created a new program to partner with selected locally owned retailers through the exclusive placing of its Main Street Premium Brand in those stores. The brand helps consumers identify the stores that are participating in this partnership. Locally owned businesses offering Extreme Kleaner include select hardware stores, building centers, pet supply stores, auto parts stores, small food markets and other specialty retailers. Extreme Kleaner’s parent company, Extreme Energy Solutions (EES), has promoted this movement via its Tour of Stores initiative, where through on-site visits EES representatives encourage local communities to patron stores that offer EES products. “We are proud to partner with locally owned small businesses in offering our products,” says Extreme Kleaner/EES Representative Samuel K. Burlum, who explains that the partnership acts as a market advantage to aid small businesses in being competitive with powerful big box retailers. “Through this program we are looking to promote both the local store as the community’s go-to authority for its retail offerings; and our products, which were designed to offer a higher quality without the high price.” For a list of current stores, visit ExtremeKleaner.com/where-to-buy. See ad on page 5.

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he New Year is bringing new energies and changes for many. The Art of the Heart is now Blossoming into Light with a new location at IWC at 401 Route 24 in Chester and new website at BlossomingIntoLight-Chester.com. With the new year, opportunities for growth, self-mastery and creating of the life you desire to create are planned, including a new 12-month program called “Self-Mastery Mentorship.” The program begins at the end of January, and meets once a month in person, with a zoom call and some one-on-one sessions as well. Details on classes and events may be found on the website. The center will continue to offer many services such as Reiki, IET, life coaching and mentoring, aromatherapy sessions, crystal and sound healing sessions along with various types of intuitive readings. Select essential oils, Ann-Leigh Sprays and bath salt products, Himalayan Salt Lamps and a few select crystals will be available for purchase at classes and events or by appointment. An open house in February is in the works, so stayed tuned! Location: IWC at 401 Route 24, Chester. For information, email sue@blossomingintolight-Chester.com or leslie@blossomingintolightChester.com; or call 908-879-3937. BlossomingIntoLight-Chester. com. See ad on page 25.

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Functional Medicine: You don’t have to go to Manhattan anymore!

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Healthy diet options of spinach and kale may also help keep our brains fit. In a study from the University of Illinois appearing in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 60 adults between 25 and 45 years old having higher levels of lutein, a nutrient found in green, leafy vegetables, avocados and eggs, had neural responses more on par with younger people than others of their own age. Lutein is a nutrient that the body can’t make on its own, so it must be acquired through diet. It accumulates in brain tissues and the eyes, which allows researchers to measure levels without using invasive techniques.

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Researchers at the Imperial College London say that five servings of fruits and vegetables is a good start, but more is better. After conducting a worldwide meta-analysis of 2 million people that compared early mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and cancer, they recommend eating at least 10 three-ounce vegetable and fruit servings per day, which could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths each year.

AEROBICS KEEP THE BRAIN YOUNG Simple movement turns out to be the best way to lift mood, improve memory and protect the brain against age-related cognitive decline, according to Harvard Medical School researchers in an article, “Aerobic Exercise is the Key for Your Head, Just as It is for Your Heart.” Even brisk walking or jogging for 45 minutes can alleviate depression. The Journal of Physical Therapy Science notes that aerobic workouts can help people feel less stressed by reducing levels of the body’s natural stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. January 2018

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health briefs A Swiss study gave volunteers $25 a week for four weeks, and told half of them to spend the money on themselves and the others to spend it to benefit others. Subsequent brain scans revealed a link between the altruistic acts and feelings of contentment, activating neurons in the ventral striatum associated with happiness. Even the intention alone to be more generous was enough to create these changes, and the amount spent did not influence the increase in levels of well-being. The discovery sheds fresh light on why many people feel gratified when giving, even when it costs them something.

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Mercury/Autism Brain Research Alert As the debate rages between health officials and vaccine critics about possible links to autism, mercury seems to be a specific bone of contention. It has long been present in the form of thimerisol, a preservative that inhibits bacterial contamination. Under government pressure, amounts have been reduced by the pharmaceutical industry to trace levels or eliminated, except in commonly recommended flu vaccines, some of which contain the food emulsifier polysorbate 80, which disrupts the blood-brain barrier and helps create an extremely effective delivery system for escorting neurotoxic ethylmercury and other heavy metals straight to the brain. The U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences reports that ethylmercury, in particular, gets metabolized into even more toxic inorganic mercury and remains in the brain for years.

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Research from the New York University Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has found that cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive extract of hemp oil, significantly reduces seizure rates in epileptics. Scientists there tested 120 children and young adults with epilepsy and found that the cannabidiol group’s number of seizures per month decreased from 12.4 to 5.9 compared to a statistically insignificant change in the placebo group.

RED WINE LESS TOXIC THAN WHITE Alcohol has been linked with cancer in about 3.6 percent of cases worldwide, due to the presence of acetaldehyde, which damages DNA and prevents it from repairing itself. A study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention that involved 200,000 people found a distinct connection between white wine in particular and melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. Sun exposure is a well-known cancer risk, but this and other studies have found that subjects often develop melanoma primarily on the trunks of their bodies, which are usually covered by clothing, and it is almost always curable if the cancer is caught early.

FISH OIL TWICE WEEKLY EASES ARTHRITIS

Eating fish at least twice a week may significantly reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis,in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, creating swelling and pain. Studies have already shown the beneficial effect of fish oil supplements on rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, but a new study of 176 participants at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, found that increasing the amount of fish containing omega-3 they ate weekly as a whole food lowered their disease activity. The Arthritis Foundation estimates that about 1.5 million people in the U.S. have the disease; women far more often than men.

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Urban trees help reduce obesity and depression, improve productivity, boost educational outcomes and reduce incidences of asthma and heart disease for residents, yet according to The Nature Conservancy, American cities spend less than a third of 1 percent of municipal budgets on tree planting and maintenance. As a result, U.S. cities are losing 4 million trees per year. Each summer, thousands of unnecessary deaths result from heat waves in urban areas. Studies have shown that trees are a cost-effective solution. Too often, the presence or absence of urban nature and its associated benefits is tied to a neighborhood’s income level, resulting in dramatic health inequities. In some American cities, life expectancies in different neighborhoods located just a few miles apart can differ by as much as a decade. Not all of this health disparity is connected to the tree cover, but researchers are increasingly finding that neighborhoods with fewer trees have worse health outcomes, so inequality in access to urban nature can lead to worse health inequities. To read the white paper, visit Tinyurl.com/FundingTreesForHealth.

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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is advising hospitals in improving patient menus by adding healthy, plant-based options and r emoving processed meats, which have been linked to 60,000 cardiovascular deaths annually. The ACC Heart-Healthy Food Recommendations for Hospitals states, “At least one plant-based main dish should be offered and promoted at every meal.” ACC also urges that processed meats such as bacon, sausage, ham, hot dogs and deli meats should not be offered at all. These guidelines extend to hospital cafeterias and onsite restaurants. The American Medical Association has also passed a resolution that calls on hospitals to provide similarly healthy meals. Processed meats are now considered carcinogenic to humans, according to the World Health Organization. A 50-gram serving a day— one hot dog or two strips of bacon—increases colorectal cancer risk by 18 percent. “Too many heart disease patients have had their recovery undermined by bacon and hot dogs on their hospital trays,” says Dr. Neal Barnard, president of the nonprofit Physicians Committee.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Pest Regulation have approved CRS Plus, an aerosol pheromone biopesticide product that disrupts the mating cycle of Aonidiella aurantii, also known as California Red Scale (CRS). Pheromones do not kill or damage the target insects, and are speciesspecific, so pollinators and other beneficial insect species are not affected. CRS attacks all aerial parts of citrus trees, including twigs, leaves, branches and fruit. Heavy infestations can cause reduced fruit quality, yellowing and dropping of leaves, dieback of twigs and limbs and even death of the tree.

Glyphosate Found in Breakfast Foods

Of 24 breakfast food samples tested by the Alliance for Natural Health USA, 10 showed the presence of glyphosate. Executive and Legal Director Gretchen DuBeau states, “We expected that trace amounts would show up in foods containing large amounts of corn and soy. However, we were unprepared for just how invasive this poison has been to our entire food chain.” In the study, the chemical, now revealed to be a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization, was found in oatmeal, bagels, eggs, potatoes and non-GMO soy coffee creamer. The presence of glyphosate in dairy products may be due to bioaccumulation in the tissue of animals. DuBeau adds, “Glyphosate has been linked to increases in levels of breast, thyroid, kidney, pancreatic, liver and bladder cancers, and is being served for breakfast, lunch and dinner worldwide. The fact that it is showing up in foods like eggs and coffee creamers, which don’t directly contact the herbicide, proves that it’s being passed on by animals that ingest it in their feed. This is contrary to everything that regulators and industry scientists have been telling the public.”

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The San Francisco Department of the Environment’s list of materials allowed in blue recycling bins has been expanded to include plastic bags, paper coffee cups, ice cream containers, milk or juice cartons and textiles; it is also downsizing refuse bins. It’s all part of a shift to using dual-compartment trucks to collect refuse from black bins and organic waste from green bins, with a dedicated truck for recyclables. A national leader in recycling, the city is one of the first to attempt a zero-waste target year of 2020. California has a goal of 75 percent recycling by 2020, having achieved a 44 percent rate in 2016. Los Angeles is making progress with a new commercial waste recycling system. Washington, D.C., has also expanded its list of accepted materials for recycling bins, but still doesn’t include plastic bags. With recent improvements to automated and optical sorting technology, some companies are becoming more accommodating about what they will accept.

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A new year can prompt us to refresh the look and feel of our home. Eco-minded individuals may wish to spruce up a treasured piece of furniture or find a replacement that’s light on environmental impact.

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MChoose vintage and secondhand furniture to extend its life with a bonus of nostalgia. Avoid painted furniture from the early to mid-20th century, which may contain lead, or use a paint-testing kit.

MLook for furniture with organic substances such as natural wood finishes, naturally tanned leather or organic cotton. Look for Greenguard product certification to ensure low toxicity (Greenguard.org).

Some businesses, like Upholstery on Broadway, in Arlington, Massachusetts, conduct money-saving classes for people that want to learn to repair or restore their own furniture. Owner Kevin Kennedy finds, “People bring in their own projects, often wing chairs and side chairs, along with stray pieces of materials. As long as they have ‘good bones’ [solid wood frames], new fabric can add many years.” For those afraid of making mistakes in cutting fabric, “We help them measure carefully first, and that relieves their anxiety.” A carpenter’s rule is to measure twice, cut once.

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MIn replacing furniture, make sure the old piece gets reused, as well. Sell it via CraigsList.org, eBay.com, local classifieds or a yard sale; donate through Freecycle.org or a local thrift store; or just give it away.

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Eat healthier on the go. Sometimes our schedule does not allow us the time to cook a healthy meal. Try instead to pack a bag of healthy snacks such as fruit or salad for those times that you will be traveling a lot. If you must stop for fast food, consider ordering a salad and water instead of a burger and soda. An increasing number of restaurants also offer organic food selections.

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Drink more water. The human body consists of between 60 to 70 percent water, which needs to be replaced throughout the day. When we consume water, our body disposes of water that carries with it the toxic influences that we have ingested or absorbed. In addition to making the choice to drink more water, also pay attention to its quality, for not all options are the same.

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Switch to non-toxic chemicals in the home. Many of us enjoy a clean environment free from dirt and grime, resulting in any number of chemical cleaners filling cabinets and closets. When we use these products to clean, the chemicals are also released into the air, so select non-toxic cleaners for maintaining your home. Reducing the number of chemicals used will result in fewer being inhaled.

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Commit to crushing bad habits. They say too much of anything can become a bad thing. Smoking is one the leading causes of lung disease and cancer, so look for alternatives to picking up a cigarette or tobacco product. Alcohol has also been connected to many health issues, so make an intention to reduce your consumption of it. Commit to having one less drink at the bar, reducing the alcohol you purchase for your home, or attending happier hour less frequently or for less time. To really pack a punch, replace a bad habit with a more productive or healthier one.

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a 13 percent lower diabetes risk and no greater risk of heart disease. While the standard American diet, which includes highly processed wheat, is likely responsible for many of these health concerns, plenty of science links a diet rich in whole grains, including whole wheat, to weight loss, better digestion and lower blood sugar. The Mediterranean Diet, replete with whole grains and wheat, is still revered as one of the healthiest-known diets. Centenarians that live in the famed “blue zones”, recognized for their longev-

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The first step toward reestablishing digestive strength is avoiding all processed foods. A study in the journal Diabetes Care linked a processed food diet to a 141 percent increase in belly fat, high blood sugar and high cholesterol. It further showed that a diet of whole grains, including wheat, reduced the risk of these health concerns by 38 percent. Monitor these ingredients to achieve a healthier diet. n Avoid all added sugars or artificial sweeteners. Allow nothing more than six grams of naturally occurring sugar per serving. n Avoid fried foods and baked goods made with refined cooking oils used to preserve them like bread, muffins, cookies, energy bars, most packaged foods and chips. n Eat bread that’s only made of organic whole wheat, salt water and starter.

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Highly processed vegetable oils are used as preservatives in most packaged foods, including bread. Processing these oils renders them indigestible. Linked to congestion of the liver and gallbladder, they disable liver bile so it can’t break down either good or bad fats, also making it insufficient to buffer stomach acids. Without adequate bile production to neutralize stomach acid, the stomach won’t produce the needed acid to digest proteins like gluten and the casein in dairy. This malady has effected a huge spike in gallbladder surgeries and epidemic levels of obesity, high blood sugar and food intolerances. To boost bile flow, enjoy these foods daily: n Eat one red beet and one apple a day— either raw, cooked, juiced or blended. Add celery and make a bile-flow smoothie.


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Are you stressed about all the weight you gained over the holidays? Feeling overwhelmed by the thought of one more diet? Diets are awful and they leave you feeling listless, cranky, hungry and deprived.

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ost people blame their lack of success on not having enough willpower. If you are counting on willpower alone to get you to your goal weight, you’ve lost the battle before you’ve even begun. Our limited supply of willpower is usually spent by the end of the day, when most people begin their out-of-control eating. You may be able to get through a couple of tough nights, but eventually you are going to cave. Inevitably, you end up feeling like a failure once again. Stop subjecting yourself to this cycle. The simple truth is diets don’t work. Counting calories isn’t going to get you to where you want to be either. Your body craves nutrients not calories. Eat the nourishing foods your body loves and you will never have to diet again. Your body will reward you with increased energy, glowing skin, clear, focused thinking, deep restful sleep and a naturally slender body. Sounds like it should be easy, but there’s lots of confusion these days about which foods actually are “healthy.” That answer is a little different for everyone, but there are some truths you need to be aware of.

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Things have changed a lot in the past 50 years. There are many foods we call by the same name as we did back then, but the makeup of that food (the way we grow it, process it and eat it) has changed dramatically. Wheat is a great example of that. The seeds are hybridized, grown in depleted soil and then sprayed with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. It is then sent to mills where the portions of the wheat kernel that are richest in proteins, vitamins and minerals are removed. The changes haven’t been beneficial and as a result, our gut health is not as good as it was generations ago. The combination of those two factors means your body could be reacting poorly to certain “healthy” foods. One side effect could be persistent weight gain and pounds you simply cannot lose. The simplest and least expensive way of determining how certain foods are affecting your health and body size is to do an elimination diet. Removing the biggest offenders (gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, chemicals and highly processed foods) from your diet for a minimum of two weeks can bring about changes that are nothing short of miraculous.


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In studies across species, caloric restriction has been shown to help prevent tumor development and progression. Obesity is strongly linked to increased cancer risk in humans and is assumed so in dogs. For people, cancer is also connected with excessive glucose, increased insulin sensitivity, inflammation and oxidative stress. Overfeeding a dog is not a loving thing to do.

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Because cancer cells require the glucose in carbohydrates as an energy source, limit or eliminate carbs present in processed grains, fruits with fructose and starchy vegetables. Cancer cells generally can’t use dietary fats for energy, so appropriate amounts of goodquality fats are nutritionally healthy. Another major contributor to inflammation is poor-quality, processed pet food, which is typically high in omega-6 fatty acids and low in omega-3. Omega-6s increase inflammation; omega-3s do the reverse. A healthy, moist dog diet contains real, whole, organic, non-GMO (genetically modified) foods, preferably raw—also plenty of high-quality protein, including muscle meat, organs and bone; moderate amounts of animal fat; high levels of EPA and DHA (omega-3 fatty acids, such as those present in krill oil); and some fresh-cut ground veggies; plus antioxidant-rich fruit. Consider adding both vitamin/mineral and other supplements like probiotics, digestive enzymes, medicinal mushrooms and super green foods. Work with a holistic or integrative veterinarian to determine the best regime.

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To properly maintain a dog’s first line of defense—the immune system—don’t overstimulate it with vaccines. Tailor vaccine protocols to minimize risk and maximize protection, considering the dog’s breed, background, nutritional status and overall vitality. A good protocol with healthy puppies is to provide a single parvovirus and distemper vaccine at or before 12 weeks of age, and a second set after 14 weeks. Cautious vets then order a titer test (at a lab that uses the immunofluorescence assay method) two weeks after the last set of vaccines. If the dog has been successfully immunized, it’s protected for life. If titer tests indicate low vaccine levels (unlikely), try a booster for only the specific viruses that titered low, and only those to which the animal has a real risk of exposure. Combination vaccines (four to eight viruses in one injection), a standard booster at many veterinary practices, is not recommended.

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Studies from Purdue University, the University of California, Davis, and others show a clear link between spaying/neutering and increased cancer rates in dogs, especially large breeds. These include increased risk of osteosarcoma in Rottweilers neutered or spayed before their first birthday; double the risk of bone cancer in neutered or spayed large, purebred dogs versus intact (not neutered) dogs; and three to four times the cancer rates for spayed female golden retrievers versus intact females. Opting for ovary-sparing spays (hysterectomy) is another option that preserves sex hormones while rendering the animal sterile. Applying these five suggestions in caring for a dog throughout its life offers a pet a good chance for a cancer-free and overall healthy, high-quality life. Karen Becker, a doctor of veterinary medicine, is a proactive, integrative practitioner who consults internationally and writes for Mercola Healthy Pets (HealthyPets.Mercola.com).

Harmful toxins include chemical pesticides like flea and tick preventives, lawn chemicals, tobacco smoke, flame retardants and all common household cleaners. A six-year study by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, at Tufts University, showed that exposure to lawn pesticides, specifically those applied by lawn care companies, raised the risk of canine malignant lymphoma up to 70 percent. Conventional flea and tick preventives are pesticides, whether spot-on treatments, pills, dips, solutions, shampoos or collars. Chemical spot-on products attracted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency attention based on reports of 40,000 adverse events in 2008, including 600 animal deaths. Because avoiding all toxins is nearly impossible, consider periodic detoxification based on a vet’s recommendation. For a dog with constant exposure to toxic chemicals all summer, a daily oral detox protocol is sound. If the only source is a monthly dose of a flea and tick product, limit a detox to the week after each pill or topical treatment. January 2018

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your reality. More importantly, your thoughts primarily arise from the energy field of your subconscious mind. Today, quantum physics teaches us that everything is made of energy. This means the beliefs that you have in your subconscious mind are also energetic. The way we respond in our life is governed by Shulamit Lazarus EFT, MRA by our beliefs, which were programmed into the subconscious mind from birth to age seven. You learned about morality, how the world works n recent years, affirmations and the Law of Attraction have and how you should feel from your parents, teachers and society. been popular self-help methods. Unfortunately, affirmaThe problem is, it was never your choice. tions don’t generally change anything because of lingering Since your subconscious and your programming is energetself-doubt. Luckily, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can ic, it makes sense that the only thing that will work to clear things help erase self-limiting beliefs and aid in making lasting, positive so you can put what you really want there is by using an “enerchanges. getic eraser.” After you’ve done the erasing, the affirmations will While affirmations sound good and logical, they aren’t. begin to actually work because you’ll be telling the truth. There They make us feel good, but the affirmation itself doesn’t make a won’t be a disconnect inside you between your conscious and big difference. We’ve been led to believe affirmations will change unconscious beliefs. Once you clear the self-limiting default ideas our beliefs about ourselves, our attitudes and our self-sabotaging about an aspect of your life, you begin to unfold more seamlessly behaviors. They should be used to create a template to our desire into the reality that you want for yourself. for the sake of using the Law of Attraction. But if we don’t believe EFT, aka “tapping,” is an Energy Psychology technique that what we’re saying, what do we think we’re attracting? is based on the discovery that all emotional as well as physical Let’s say a table represents your self-sabotaging behaviors pain is due to a disturbance in our energy field. EFT goes directly about love. The table is held up by legs. The legs are your beliefs to the source of our issues and allows us to access blocks and that have led you to your self-sabotaging behaviors. Using afquickly clear them. It is a simple, user-friendly and profoundly firmations is like pounding the table top and trying to break the effective process that allows you to be free to truly live your aflegs: the foundation of the legs is too set to break. You may be firmations. Now that’s power! able to weaken a leg depending on the angle and where you put most of your force, but you can’t break the table. The only thing Shulamit Lazarus EFT, MRA, specializes in getting people unstuck you’ll accomplish is exhausting yourself. in their health, self and success. She is an EFT specialist in the area We have over 60,000 thoughts a day. If you’re lucky, you can of loss, trauma, abuse and the self-limiting beliefs and physical illcontrol a handful of them. But what about the other thousands? ness they create. To learn more, visit ShulamitLazarus.com. See ad They continue to affect your day, your relationships and creating on page 40.

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How to Stay Calm and Cool by Lisa Marshall

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hether from natural disasters, divisive politics, unmanageable workloads or a smartphone culture that makes it tough to unplug, U.S. adults are feeling more strain now than they have at any other time in the past decade, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Stress in America Survey. One in three say their stress has increased in the past year and one in five rate the level at eight or more on a scale of one to 10. About three in five, or 59 percent, say they believe this is “the lowest point in the nation’s history” and nearly two-thirds say concerns about our

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characterized as stress-related, according to the American Medical Association. Workplace stress accounts for 120,000 deaths a year—more than influenza, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease combined—according to a 2015 Stanford University study. Yet, empowering news has emerged amid this epidemic of anxiety-related illness. Research shows that by eating right, exercising and changing our mindset about stress itself, we can buffer our bodies from many health hazards. “Unfortunately, you can’t always avoid the things that stress you out. But you can control how you respond to stress

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before it takes over your life,” says Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D., a Mill Valley, California, psychologist and author of the recent book The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity.

Our Brain on Stress

Whether it’s an urgent email from the boss or a rude motorist driving unsafely, tense situations elicit a physiological response remarkably similar to what might occur if we were chased by a lion. Deep inside an almond-shaped region of the brain called the amygdala, an alarm goes off, signaling the release of hormones like adrenaline and cortisol that boost heart rate, usher extra blood to muscles, hasten breathing and spike blood sugar to provide more fuel for the brain to react. Evolutionarily, this response was key to early human survival, providing the energy boost needed to flee predators. Even today, it has its upside, says Greenberg. “In the short term, stress can be exciting and even beneficial, revving you up so you can put your passion and energy into something.” But chronic excess can lead to high blood pressure and blood sugar, inflammation, cognitive problems and a hair-trigger response to stress, in which our body overreacts even to mild annoyances. It can also, research suggests, accelerate aging by eroding the protective caps on our chromosomes, called telomeres. “Think of the stress response as an elastic band,” says Dr. Mithu Storoni, a Hong Kong physician and author of the new book Stress Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body — and Be More Resilient Every Day. “If you pull it and it snaps back immediately, that’s fine. But if you pull it too intensely or too frequently, it doesn’t snap back, and there are lots of downstream consequences.”

Stress-Proofing Our Body

Eating right can better protect our bodies, says New York City Registered Dietitian Malina Malkani. She recommends loading up on nutrient-dense, high-fiber foods like leafy greens, beans and lentils, nuts and seeds during stressful times, because they can slow our

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e can take charge and do even more things to keep stress at bay in the first place, says Christine Carter, Ph.D., a University of California, Berkeley, sociologist and author of The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less. “I’m all about prevention,” she says. “There are many ways to set up your life to be less stressful.”

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Multitask less, monotask more:

“The brain was not evolved to multitask and it can be stressful when we try to do so,” says Carter, referencing a Stanford University study. “At the end of the day, we end up feeling fried.” She recommends setting up a “fortress against interruption” for an hour or two each day when we feel most alert. Put the phone on mute, don noisecanceling headphones and ask coworkers or family members to not interrupt your focus on an important priority.

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Don’t be a chronic media checker: Eighty-six percent of

Americans say they constantly or often check their email, texts or social media accounts, according to the latest Stress in America Survey. Half of U.S. workers say they respond to every email within a half-hour. Carter recommends instead scheduling a block of time at the beginning and end of each day for the task. During weekends and evenings, disable email and social media notifications. Research shows the more often we check, the more stressed we are. One recent study of British office workers found that checking email almost immediately boosts heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels, while refraining causes the stress response to subside.

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Limit choices: Making decisions can

be stressful, and we are all faced with an increasing number of them every day. To limit a personal decision-making load, get boring. Devise a meal plan that doesn’t vary from week to week (unless it’s a happy creative outlet). Stock the wardrobe with favorite styles of shirts and shoes in different

colors. Select and stick with one brand of natural toothpaste or granola.

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ing on past events and relationship problems can be a great source of stress in the present moment. If there’s nothing that can be done about it, stop thinking about it. Literally visualize a stop sign when the thought bubbles up.

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Daydream: Idle times, like standing

in line, sitting in traffic or showering can allow our brain to rest and recover from hassles. Embrace such opportunities and don’t clutter them up with technology; leave the phone and radio off.

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Meditate: Invest 10 minutes daily to

sit still, focus on breathing, visualize an image or stare at an object and try to keep thoughts from drifting. Brain imaging studies published in the Brain Research Bulletin show that “Through [such] meditation, it’s possible to rewire your brain to create a new, stronger circuit that keeps your emotional reactivity under control,” says Dr. Mithu Storoni, who has published a book on the topic.

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Heighten spirituality: Whether it’s

regularly attending religious services, yoga meditation sessions or quiet walks in the woods, a spiritual practice can be a powerfully effective means of coping with stress and mitigating its health impacts. Duke University research shows that people regularly engaged in a spiritual practice are more likely to survive heart surgery, recover better from stroke, have shorter hospital stays and become depressed and stressed less often. “Spirituality connects you to the broader world, which in turn enables you to stop trying to control things all by yourself,” explains Dr. Roberta Lee, an integrative physician, in her book The SuperStress Solution. “When you feel part of a greater whole, it’s easy to understand that you aren’t responsible for everything that happens in life.” January 2018

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rate of digestion and minimize unhealthy dips and spikes in blood sugar. Beneficial, bacteria-rich foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi are other foundational foods for stressresilience, says Storoni, because they can dampen bodily inflammation that arises from chronic tension. They can also replenish bacterial strains like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria which, according to studies of college students, tend to decrease when we feel pushed beyond our limits to handle what’s coming at us. One 2016 study of 171 volunteers, published in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that those that ate yogurt containing lactobacillus plantarum daily for two months had fewer markers of stress in their blood. Another study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2007 found that when 132 adults drank a probiotic-infused milk drink daily for three weeks and were then subjected to an anxiety-prone situation, their brains reacted more calmly than those of a control group.

“Probably the most important thing you can do to make your body stressresilient is to maintain a healthy ecosystem of bacteria in your gut,” advises Malkani, who recommends exchanging dessert for low-sugar yogurt every day and taking probiotic supplements as well as steering clear of sweetened beverages and refined carbohydrates. The spice turmeric is also a good stress-buster due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to help normalize blood sugar, Storoni notes. Despite our natural craving for comfort food, it’s a good idea to go easy on saturated fats in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic situation, because stress slows fat metabolism. In one recent study, Ohio State University researchers asked 58 women about their previous day’s stressors, and then fed them the fat-loaded equivalent of a double cheeseburger and fries; the stressedout women burned 104 fewer calories. “If a woman had a stressful day at work every day and ate a meal like this, she could easily gain seven to 11 pounds in a year,” says study author Jan Kiecolt-

Glaser, a professor of psychiatry and psychology and director of the university’s Institute for Behavioral Medicine. Exercise, too, can help combat stress-related illness. But Storoni attests that not all exercise is created equal. One recent study in the Journal of Physiology found that in animals daily moderate exercise (the equivalent of a light jog) can boost levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a critical brain protein diminished by stress and sleep deprivation, significantly more than weight training or intense exercise. On the flip side, excess strenuous exercise (laps around the track or an intense gym workout) can boost inflammation, whither brain cells, and aggravate the physical impacts of stress, says Storoni. “If you want to exercise to relieve the stress you just experienced, keep it at low intensity,” counsels Storoni. If possible, work out in the morning, as it can boost melatonin levels at night, helping you get to sleep faster, she notes.

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Stress-Proofing Our Mindset

While diet and exercise can buffer our body from the impacts of chronic stress, a shift in mindset can keep it from becoming chronic in the first place, says Greenberg.“The goal is not to eliminate stress, but to put it in its place—to use its energizing and motivating aspects to take care of what needs to be done, and then relax,” and stop paying attention to it. This, she says, requires being mindful of what’s happening in the present moment. “When you feel your heart racing at the sight of another urgent demand at home or work, stop what you are doing, take a deep breath and tune into what’s happening in your body,” advises Greenberg. She notes that when the highly reactive

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Realize that you do not have to listen to every thought that comes into your head. Ask yourself, ‘What is the most important thing for me to focus on right now? amygdala “hijacks the brain”, we often say and do things in the heat of the moment that we later regret. Waiting just a moment (like counting to 10) allows the more rational part of our brain (the prefrontal cortex) to kick in. “It allows you to go from panic to, ‘I’ve got this.’” Greenberg observes that we often feel most stressed when we feel out of control. When faced with a daunting task, it may help to make a list of the things we have control over and a list of the things we can’t control—then make a plan to act on the manageable one and let the others go. “Mindfulness is also about keeping our self-judging and ruminating mind at bay, which may keep repeating, ‘I’m not doing enough,’” she says. “Realize that you do not have to listen to every thought that comes into your head. Ask yourself, ‘What is the most important thing for me to focus on right now?’” Greenberg also says it’s important to aim to broaden and brighten our view in tough times, explaining, “Feeling stress biases your brain to think in terms of avoiding threat and loss, rather than what you can gain or learn from the situation.” Start by jotting down three ways this challenging situation may be beneficial in the long run; also make a list of things and people we are grateful for, she suggests. “Practicing gratitude helps you realize that you have a choice about what to focus your attention on and you don’t have to let stressors take all the joy out of life,” according to Greenberg. As an added bonus, “You’re less likely to take your stress out on loved ones when you think about what they mean to you and how they have helped you,” she says. Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer in Boulder, CO. Connect at LisaAnnMarshall.com.


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rocery bags, bottles, cups and straws comprise much of the 9.1 billion tons of plastic manufactured worldwide in the past 65 years. Once discarded, 79 percent resides in landfills and litters the environment, with more created daily. Annually, the equivalent of five grocery bags of trash for every foot of coastline

worldwide enters the oceans, killing 100,000 marine animals. A 2016 World Economic Forum report says that by 2050, the world’s seas could contain more plastic than fish. At the 2017 Our Ocean Conference, the Ocean Conservancy and its partners announced a $150 million preventive plan. “This is a major breakthrough for trash-free

seas,” says Susan Ruffo, the conservancy’s managing director of international initiatives. “Our research found improved waste management in Southeast Asian countries [Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China] can halve plastic going in the ocean by 2025.” When the United Nations launched the Clean Seas campaign in 2017, Indonesia pledged $1 billion to reduce plastic waste by 70 percent within eight years through education, taxes on plastic bags and investing in alternative products. Increased awareness is crucial to buy and discard less, create alternatives and recycle more to support the planet’s overall health.

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Lacking space, technology and equipment to transform waste into reusable materials, U.S. municipalities typically ship it to a sorter for processing elsewhere; often to China, where new regulations restrict what’s accepted, leaving trash haulers scrambling. Although recyclable, these are the worst plastics:

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#3, Polyvinyl chloride, used in plastic wrap, toys, squeeze bottles and packaging for peanut butter, contains lead and phthalate esters (chemical compounds) that affect development of testosterone, according to a study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. #6, Polystyrene, in Styrofoam, plastic utensils and disposable or carryout containers, is toxic to our brain and nervous system; ask what restaurants use. #7, Polycarbonate, found in the lining of canned foods, sports drinks, juice drinks, ketchup bottles and clear sippy cups, contains bisphenol A (BPA), a proven endocrine disruptor.

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Small Changes Make a Difference Recycling weakens plastic grocery bags, necessitating double-bagging to avoid spills. Average families annually accumulate about 1,500 plastic bags, with 99 percent ending in landfills, as litter or stuffed in the pantry, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Worldwide, many countries ban or tax bags. “Annually, 50 billion water bottles are sold globally, including 30 billion in the U.S. That’s 1,500 individual water bottles thrown away per second,” says Deanna Latson, co-founder of ARIIX, which makes water purification systems, in Bountiful, Utah. “One filter can purify the equivalent of thousands of them a year.” The U.S. annual bottle recycling rate is 23 percent. Beth Terry, of Oakland, California, author of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, offers 100 tips at MyPlasticFreeLife.com, including this planet-saving advice: 4 Opt for bar soap instead of liquid, soap nuts in lieu of plasticpackaged powders, and baking soda and lemon or vinegar rather than sprays to clean. 4 Ask the butcher to wrap meat in paper, forgoing trays and plastic wrap. 4 Buy fruit and vegetables at farmers’ markets; return containers for reuse. 4 Turn out-of-fashion garments into cleaning rags; skip plastic scrubbers. 4 Carry reusable water bottles and cloth shopping bags. 4 Avoid over-packaged frozen foods. 4 Use glass jars for leftovers and storage. 4 Buy kitty litter packaged in paper. 4 Choose stainless steel pet food and water bowls. As a substitute, glass is endlessly recyclable, but facilities are few. Find resource centers at gpi.org/glass-resource-locator. “Plastic innovations stop at invention and don’t follow through to end-of-life solutions,” says Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, in Trenton, New Jersey. It accepts both basic and difficult-to-recycle waste including pens, laboratory waste, cigarette butts, art supplies, small auto parts, bathroom cleaning waste, toys, candy wrappers and coffee pods (TerraCycle.com).

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the most well-known are meditation and hypnosis. Which one may be right for you depends on what you seek to accomplish. Let’s explore the similarities and differences between these disciplines. Both meditation and hypnosis can help you find a calm and relaxed state of mind. Both can help you move through your day with a minimum of stress. One definition of the hypnotic state is “total concentration on a single train of thought,” which is also a core discipline within meditation. Both seek to create a specific state of mind, however, the ultimate goal for each is where the greatest difference occurs. Hypnosis has a specific end-point in mind, e.g., sleep better, stop smoking, address a particular fear, ace the test, etc., and organizes mental and emotional energy to support that goal. Meditation, in its purest form, aims to detach mentally and emotionally, and let the inner voice become quiet. A “single train of thought” in meditation is actually designed to allow

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for the absence of thought and is not easily achieved. For example, it takes a lot of time to train yourself to allow your eyes rest on a candleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flame, and let all thought regarding it to become still. For many, the time commitment to truly benefit from meditation is difficult to manage, whereas, hypnosis can often produce results in very few sessions. For many, one session is all it takes to effect change. If in meditation the ultimate goal is to quiet the mind, then the opposite is true in hypnosis, which directs thoughts to focus on what you wish to happen and the way you think about challenges. Both disciplines have their advantages. Whichever one will help you keep your resolutions this year is naturally the right one. Barry Wolfson is director of The Hypnosis Counseling Center, which provides group counseling for smoking cessation and weight loss throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Connect with Barry at 908-303-7767 or HypnosisNJ.com. See ad on page 12.

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Some users say it also helps with sinuses. Attorney Donna Blight had a 2-day sinus headache. When her CopperZap arrived, she tried it. “I am shocked!” she said. “My head cleared, no more headache, no more congestion.” Some users say copper stops nighttime stuffiness if they use it just before bed. One man said, “Best sleep I’ve had in years.” Users also report success in stopping cold sores when used at the first sign of a tingle in the lip. One woman said, “I tried every product on the market over 20 years. Some helped a little, but this stopped it from happening in the first place.” The handle is sculptured to fit the hand and finely textured to improve contact. Tests show it kills harmful microbes on the fingers to help prevent the spread of illness.

again every time he felt a cold coming on. He reports he has never had a cold since. He asked relatives and friends to try it. They said it worked for them, too. So he patented CopperZap™ and put it on the market. Soon hundreds of people had tried it and given feedback. Nearly 100 percent said the copper stops their colds if used within 3 hours of the first sign. Even up to 2 days after the first sign, if they still get the cold it is milder and they feel better. Users wrote things like, “It stopped my cold right away,” and “Is it supposed to work that fast?” Pat McAllister, age 70, received one as a gift and called it “one of the best presents ever. This little jewel really works.” Sinus trouble, stuffiness, cold sores. People often use CopperZap Copper may even help stop flu if for prevention, before cold signs apused early and for several days. In a pear. Karen Gauci, who flies often for her job, used to get colds after crowded lab test, scientists placed 25 million live flu viruses on a CopperZap. No viruses flights. Though skeptical, she tried it were found alive soon after. several times a day on travel days for The EPA says the natural color 2 months. “Sixteen flights and not a change of copper does not reduce its sniffle!” she exclaimed. ability to kill germs. Businesswoman Rosaleen says CopperZap is made in the U.S. of when people are sick around her she pure copper. It carries a 90-day full uses CopperZap morning and night. money back guarantee and is available “It saved me last holidays,” she said. for $49.95 at CopperZap.com or toll“The kids had colds going around and free 1-888-411-6114. around, but not me.” ADVERTORIAL

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Experience the bliss of being a giver. Share what others need. Sponsor a child’s education. Give unused belongings to people that desperately need them. Offer words of encouragement. It all matters more than we realize.

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ccording to a Pew Forum study, nearly 80 percent of Americans believe in miracles. When we think we can’t handle burdensome difficulties on our own, we often seek help from a higher power, pleading: Cure me or my loved one of this illness. Aid me in providing for myself and my family. Bring me someone to love. Help me resolve this intensely painful situation. Protect loved ones from the harm they’re subjecting themselves to. If we want miracles to unfold in our lives, we must actively participate in their manifestation. Here are five ways to manifest more miracles in our lives.

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Gratitude deserves its positive buzz.

When we’re grateful, our energy changes and our light shines. Our perspective shifts from scarcity to abundance. We bring forth divine blessings by being tuned into the giving nature of the creator of all. When we live in a state of gratitude, good people, opportunities and blessings arrive.

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When we take a positive step in our lives—it can be anything—a way forward will often appear that may be unrelated to the blessing we receive. For example, clearing out clutter may clarify a career move. Taking a course to build a new skill may introduce us to a new friend. In beginning a new exercise routine, we may discover self-confidence in other areas of life.

When we listen to our intellect instead of our inner heart-and-soul guidance system, we get turned around and off course. We all have an inner knowing that can help us get where we want to go. Divine wisdom always trumps the human mind. When we tune into it and trust what it’s telling us, we invite miracles into our lives. We all have the power to participate in creating miracles for ourselves and others by bringing to fruition what did not seem remotely possible. It’s easy to start by practicing these five miracle-creating strategies. J. Marie Novak is an author, life transformation mentor and founder of the Believe and Create online community. Learn how to believe in and create the life you were born to live at BelieveAndCreate.com.

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hysician Harold G. Koenig, an international authority on religion, health and ethical issues in medicine, has dedicated his career to understanding the relationship between faith and health. Koenig, who has surveyed the scientific literature, shares the mounting evidence linking the power of faith to better health and well-being. Koenig struggled for three decades to determine his life’s purpose before a spiritual transformation in 1984 set him on a Christian path. “As I’m able to surrender my will and follow God’s lead, I’ve found an increasing flow of blessings. Even in those times when I’m self-centered, the blessings continue. I can only attribute it to the incredible undeserved grace and mercy of one who understands and forgives,” he says. He’s the director of Duke University’s Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, an associate professor of medicine at the Duke University Medical Center, in Durham, North Carolina, and author of nearly 50 books. Titles include The Healing Power of Faith, The Handbook of Religion and Health, and the recent You Are My Beloved. Really?, musings on the nature of divine love.

What maintains people’s faith in the face of worldly adversity? Adversity can increase people’s faith; when things are going well, people don’t feel the same urgent need for religion. Why do hurricanes happen? Why do people experience chronic pain? When someone is in the midst of challenges, there is no easy explanation, even though there can be many answers. Sometimes all you can do is to have faith that a good God reigns, despite appearances. That can lead to a sense of well-being and spiritual purpose, even in the midst of bad material experiences. How you’ve dealt with life prior to a challenge matters. If you follow a spiritual 44

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path and practice, when bad things happen, you can lean on your foundation of faith; you’re better prepared. Once you’re in the middle of it, all you may feel is the pain and a desperate desire to get rid of it. One of the most precious gifts we have as humans is the freedom to choose. We can be selfish and strictly pleasure-seeking, or we can be kind and altruistic. We can turn toward or away from our divine source.

What have you concluded from decades of studying the relationship between faith, prayer and health? Our research and that of many other major academic institutions, including Harvard and Columbia universities, shows that people of strong faith enjoy better social, physical and mental health, all else being equal. It drives healthy behaviors and attitudes, which leads to better health. A person’s religious beliefs and spiritual practices affect them across their lifespan. It begins in utero, based on parental behavior and care, and shows in the

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sense of trust we have as infants. In this way, parents’ faith-based moral values also can favorably affect their children’s levels of stress, depression and drug use later on.

Is there a tension between the yearning for scientific certainty and the intuitive nature of faith? I feel that tension constantly as a scientist and a believer. I’m always challenging myself; you have to be objective as a scientist, to observe without reading into things. But the wisdom of the scriptures has endured through thousands of years, applied by believers through the ages in many different groups and cultures. About 80 percent of Americans today believe in God, nearly 90 percent in a higher power, and 84 percent of the world’s people have religious faith. Such faith must serve some kind of function for it to have persisted throughout the millennia. There is much that is still unknown, and may not be knowable from a scientific perspective. You need to use common sense and intuition. It requires a leap of faith, but once you do it, everything falls into line—though I admit as a scientist I keep trying to understand things from a rational perspective.

What are the pathways by which spirituality contributes to health? Science supports firsthand experience; that the virtues instilled by a religious path ultimately lead to better decision making, relationships and greater well-being. They help to neutralize negative emotions. These benefits accrue through adulthood and yield fruit into old age. The coping mechanism that spiritual practices provide is also important. It helps us to tolerate and navigate difficult situations and integrate meaning and purpose into daily life. I don’t think science can prove to us that faith leads to divine healing. But through natural mechanisms alone, ones that we can understand and study, tremendous evidence exists to show that it benefits health and maybe even longevity. Connect with freelancer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.


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Association for Higher Awareness – 7:30pm. The Healing Power of the Mind, with guest speaker Jefferson Harman, Dream Interpreter, on “How to Transform Your Life with Intuition, Affirmation and Gratitude. $10 donation at door. Madison Masonic Lodge, 170 Main St., Madison. ahanj.org.

Celebrating Our Anniversary with Thetahealing – 12-2pm. Thetahealing is in Westfield, NJ. For details, visit ReshmaShah.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program – 10:30am-8:30pm. Program includes orientation, eight weekly two and a half hour classes and a oneday retreat. Daytime and Evening programs available. $400. Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. Jenna Patterson 973-971-4890 or chamberscenterprograms@atlantichealth.org. ChambersCenterForWellBeing.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 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 wellness. $20. Chamber Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-971-4890 or Chamberscenterprograms@atlantichealth.org. ChambersCenterForWellBeing.org. The Truth About Your Favorite Addiction— Sugar! – 6-7pm. Free. Dean’s Natural Food Market, 270 U.S 206, Chester. Britt Bernstein 646-244-7694 or Britt@deansnaturalfoodmarket.com. https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/free-class-the-truth-aboutyour-favorite-addiction-sugar-tickets-41018913675.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5 First Friday Healing Circle – 7-8pm. First Friday Healing Circle led by Gail Belluardo, Licensed Science of Mind practitioner for an hour of affirmative prayer, music, mediation and sacred conversation. Different themes for each group. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-879-6476. truespirit@earthlink.com. CSLMorristown.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6 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. Sol Path Mini-Retreat—Present Moment Awareness – 2:30-4:15pm. Each month we explore one principle to cultivate greater awareness, balance and peace. Every mini-retreat includes a centering, stretches, yoga poses, breathwork, meditation and deep relaxation. $35. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848. jennifer@ purpleomyoga.com. PurpleOmYoga.com.

Beginner Yoga Practice – 12-1pm. A flow practice focusing on proper alignment, breathwork, meditation, and building awareness of the body. A safe, fun environment to explore yoga. 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. JourneyDance Session – 2-3:30pm. 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 jeanfedora@hotmail.com. Quantum Healing Meditation – 6-7pm, EST Weekly. Online and On-site. Enjoy the {{{ quantum }}} fields, and start manifesting a healthier you! $15/ meet. RAYKISchool.com and click event to register or ask Contact@RAYKIschool.com. Onsite option, come to Cranbury NJ.

MONDAY, JANUARY 8 Hatha Yoga Mixed Level – 12:30-1:30pm. Variety of poses, breathwork and meditation. Sequenced to benefit and nurture your whole body. Poses modified to your level. 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. Vision Board & Crystal Grid Class – 11am-3pm. Through guided meditation and actively creating the vision board, you will be able to define your intentions, set your intentions and then utilize the energy of essential oils and crystals with a simple crystal grid that will power up your intentions and vision board. All supplies included for vision board. $77. Blossoming into Light, 401 Route 24, Chester, NJ. Register at:   https://impactflow.com/event/visionboard-crystal-grid-class-6388. For more info email sue@theartoftheheart-chester.com or text 862-2224268. TheArtOfTheHeart-Chester.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 8 Stop Smoking with Hypnosis – 6:30-7:30pm. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $55. Gauntlett Community Center, 20 S. Media Line Rd. Newtown Sq., PA. Contact 908-303-7767 or barry@ hypnosisnj.com. HypnosisNJ.com.

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Lose Weight with Hypnosis – 7:30-8:30pm. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $55. Gauntlett Community Center, 20 S. Media Line Rd. Newtown Sq., PA. Contact 908-303-7767 or barry@ hypnosisnj.com. HypnosisNJ.com. Better Sleep with Hypnosis – 8:30-9:30pm. Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have difficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. $55. Gauntlett Community Center, 20 S. Media Line Rd. Newtown Sq., PA. Contact 908-303-7767 or barry@hypnosisnj. com. HypnosisNJ.com.

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Jefferson Harman Dream Interpreter How to Transform Your Life with Intuition, Affirmation and Gratitude Tuesday January 2 7:30 PM - Doors open at 7 All are welcome to join us for speakers and workshops designed to inspire you on your journey toward higher awareness. We meet the first Tuesday of every month except July & August. $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 Yoga, Acupuncture Demo, T’ai Chi, Native Journey Drumming and more. Visit RutherfurdHall.org to pre-register or contact Jean Marie 908-850-6475 or jeanmarie@fosteringthejourney.com for more information.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 Kundalinini Yoga – 6:30pm-7:45pm. 2nd Wednesday each month. Join certified instructor Stephen Tarsitano for 75 minutes of Kundalini Yoga starting at 6:30pm. $5 love offering at the door. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or truespirit@earthlink.com. CSLMorristown.org. Stop Smoking with Hypnosis – 6:30-7:30pm. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $55. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Av. Edison, NJ. Contact 908-303-7767 or barry@ hypnosisnj.com. HypnosisNJ.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis – 7:30-8:30pm. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained.  Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $55. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Av. Edison, NJ. Contact 908-303-7767 or barry@hypnosisnj.com. HypnosisNJ.com.

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Become a Certified Nutrition Consultant in 6 Months and put the letters CNC after your name. This recognized qualification is obtained through the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, AANC. The course includes 12 modules, and classes meet twice a month on Sundays 9 am - 1pm . All modules are taught by Dr. Derek Rodger (ND). Course fee is $2295.00 and can be paid over 6 monthly installments at $389.00 per month. Every student receives a free 90 minute private nutritional consultation with Dr. Rodger (ND) worth $249.00. Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Derek Rodger (ND) Course Instructor

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Better Sleep with Hypnosis – 8:30-9:30pm. Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have difficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. $55. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Av. Edison, NJ. Contact 908-303-7767 or barry@hypnosisnj.com. HypnosisNJ.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 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.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 Thomas Troward: The Edinburg Lectures – 12:30-3pm. The Edinburgh Lectures have served as the touchstone for metaphysical thinking to this day. This class is excellent for the serious student of New Thought. $250 if paid by 2nd class or $35/class. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or truespirit@earthlink.com. CSLMorristown.org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16 Stress, Hormones & Health (The true cause of belly fat) – 6pm. Presented by bestselling author & speaker Jean Golden-Tevald, DO of Morning Star Family Health Center. Learn about Hormone Imbalances and what really works. Yes, this is for men too. Free dinner Seminar at Bluefish Grill, 50 Mine St., Flemington. Registration required to secure your reservation. Seating is limited. Contact Carol May, Program Coordinator at 908-528-8121. MorningStarFHC.com. HCC Milburn Chapter Meeting – 6-8pm. New Year, New Chapter, Great information! Non-members may attend one meeting before joining. Food will be served. $10/member; $15 non-member. Pay at the door. Holistic Dental Center, 91 Millburn Avenue, Millburn. Limited Seating. Please RSVP to HCCMillburnChapter@gmail.com or 973-379-9080.

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 Stop Smoking with Hypnosis – 6-7pm. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $58. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Av. Edison, NJ. Contact 908-303-7767 or barry@hypnosisnj.com. HypnosisNJ.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis – 7-8pm. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained.  Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $58. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Av. Edison, NJ. Contact 908-3037767 or barry@hypnosisnj.com. HypnosisNJ.com. Better Sleep with Hypnosis – 8-9pm. Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have difficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. $58. Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Av. Edison, NJ. Contact 908-3037767 or barry@hypnosisnj.com. HypnosisNJ.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18 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 wellness. $20. Chamber Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-971-4890 or Chamberscenterprograms@atlantichealth.org. ChambersCenterForWellBeing.org.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 Thetahealing Basic Class – 10am-5pm. Jan. 19-21. Thetahealing is in Westfield, NJ. 908-264-4344. For details, visit ReshmaShah.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21 Vibrational Healing with Singing Bowls – 11am12pm. 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. chamberscenterprograms@atlantichealth.org. 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

Floor, Wayne. For info call/text 917-405-0596 or jeanfedora@hotmail.com. Essential Oil Classes – 1-2pm. Learn about essential oils and how you can use them in your life. You will sample a variety of oils and each person will go home with a sample.  This class is Free! Blossoming into Light, 401 Route 24, Chester, NJ.  Register at:   https://impactflow.com/event/essential-oils101-class-6402. For more info text Sue at 862-2224268. TheArtOfTheHeart-Chester.com.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 22 Living as the Flow – 6:30-8:30pm. Over 9 weeks, learn seven prosperity principles and practices that, when applied simultaneously and consistently, will at last move you into consistent and persistent prosperity! $250 by 2nd class; or $35/class. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or truespirit@earthlink.com. CSLMorristown.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24 Acupuncture, For Every Body! – 6-7pm. Join us as our acupuncturists address the most common questions people ask when considering acupuncture for their health/medical concerns. Free. Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-971-4890 or chamberscenterprogram@atlantichealth.org. ChambersCenterForWellBeing.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 Living as the Flow – 10:30am-12:30pm. Over 9 weeks, learn seven prosperity principles and practices that, when applied simultaneously and consistently, will at last move you into consistent and persistent prosperity! $250 by 2nd class; or $35/class. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Connie Weiss 973-539-3114 or truespirit@earthlink.com. CSLMorristown.org.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 Thetahealing Advanced Class – 10am-5pm. Jan. 26-28. Thetahealing is in Westfield, NJ. 908-2644344. For details, visit ReshmaShah.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 Holy Fire II REIKI Level One – 8:30am-5pm. Heal your life & heal your loved ones ~ Ignite your inner physician. $265 ($150 for audit). RAYKISchool.com and click event & class to register or contact Contact@RAYKIschool.com. Class location: Cranbury NJ. RAYKIschool.com. Self-Mastery Mentorship Program (For Certification) – 10am-5pm. One-year program running from Jan-Dec 2018. Meets monthly in-person as a group along with a monthly zoom call. We will meet with you individually once a quarter.  Learn tools for self-mastery as you expand your gifts. Class is a combination of intuitive, healing, learning about self and how to master your own energy, along with certifications in a variety of modalities. Great for those who want to explore, expand and grow personally and spiritually.  Blossoming into Light, 401 Route 24, Chester.  For more information, contact sue@theartoftheheart-chester.com or text 862-2224268.  Register at  https://impactflow.com/event/ self-mastery-mentorship-program-6401.

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sunday Hatha Yoga for Beginners – 9am. 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. ELDOA Spinal Strength for Sport Performance and Injury Support – 10-11am. 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.

Yoga Impact Community Class – 4:30-5:30pm. Beginner level yoga practice. Free/Donation to Yoga Impact. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848. RSVP and info: PurpleOmYoga.com.

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Spiritual Discussion Group – 5:50-8:30pm. A variety of topics. $5. RSVP 908-879-3937. TheArtoftheHeart-Chester.com. Quantum Healing Meditation – 6-7pm, EST Weekly. Online and On-site. Enjoy the {{{ quantum }}} fields, and start manifesting a healthier you! $15/ meet. RAYKISchool.com and click event to register or ask Contact@RAYKIschool.com. Onsite option, come to Cranbury NJ.

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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Sunday Celebration Service – 10:30am. Rev. Frankie, practitioners, and musicians create an inspiring, uplifting time to be reminded of our spiritual connectedness. Center for Spiritual Living of Morristown, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. truespirit@earthlink.com. cslmorristown.org.

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.

Free Meditation Class – 4-5pm. Learn how to manage stress and emotions through breathing techniques and meditation. A perfect introduction to meditation. Free. Art of Living Center for Peace and Meditation, 2nd Floor, 104 Broadway, Denville. 973-400-9191. MorrisCounty@Us.ArtofLiving.org.

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.

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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 movements. Passive poses using props then calm the nervous system and allow for deep relaxation and healing. Students of every level will benefit, including those suffering from chronic pain, illness or injury. No yoga experience is necessary. $20. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt. 23 N, Butler. 973-838-9642. HighlandYoga.com.

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SPACE/OFFICE FOR RENT 1,310 SQUARE FEET OF STORE FRONT OFFICE OR RETAIL SPACE ON THE MEYERSVILLE CIRCLE. Ground level entry. Country style building & setting. Heavily traveled Morris County route borders Chatham, Harding, Union County’s Berkeley Heights, Somerset Countys Warren Twp and Basking Ridge. Near train, Rt 78 and Rt 287. Meyersville (Long Hill Township,) has restaurants, recreation and gateway to Great Swamp National Refuge. LLC member is a licensed Real Estate Agent. Email Htielmann939@aol.com or call PVTS 908-647-6307 and leave message. PROVIDER SPACE FOR RENT: Beautifully furnished treatment rooms and Studio space for rent within the Integrative Wellness Center in Chester, NJ. Call Valerie Merton at 908 892 6692 for more information. SPACE FOR RENT: Event & meeting rental space in Morristown, NJ. Great for recitals, weddings, practice/rehearsal space, and fitness classes. Accommodates up to 175 people. Plenty of parking, convenient to Route 202 or 287. Call 973-539-3114 or email officeadmin@cslmorristown.org for details. SPACE FOR RENT: Event & meeting space in Sussex County. Great for classes, workshops, events, meetings, recitals. Various rooms available. Plenty of parking. Convenient to Rts 15/94/206. Call 973-383-6277 or email unityofsussex@ embarqmail.com.

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

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

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Meditation Circle – 7:30-8am. Guided meditation with a yoga teacher. Free. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. RSVP and info: PurpleOmYoga.com. 973-343-2848.

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.

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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 creative breathwork (pranayama) to unlock energy and will then transition into a meditation practice.  $20. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt. 23 N, Butler. 973-838-9642. 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. debbie@portalofhealing.com. 201-841-0358. PortalOfHealing.com. Meditation Wednesdays – 6:30-7:15pm. With Sue & Leslie. Guided meditation with sound, essential oils & other tools to assist in the meditation experience. $10. The Art of the Heart, 44 Main St. Chester. RSVP: via text 862-222-4268, 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. Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Support Group of Morristown – 7-9pm. First Wednesdays, except July and August. Support for patients and their families. Speakers. 95 Madison Ave., Suite 109A, Morristown. 973-219-8092. Wen5500@hotmail.com. Northern NJ Tarot Meet Up – 7:30-9:30pm. Bi-weekly. $10 fee to participate. Blossoming into Light, 401 Route 24, Chester.  To RSVP, you can text Sue on 862-222-4268 or go to the meetup page and join. Also find them on Facebook. The Morris County (West) Chapter of Holistic Moms Network – 7:30pm. First Wednesdays. Held at Chester Field House, 107 Seminary Ave., Chester. InfoHMNWestMorris@yahoo.com. AA Meeting (O-B-ST) – 8pm. Open to those struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction. Free. Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave., Cranford.


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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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Al-Anon Meeting – 8-9:30pm. Center for Practical Spirituality - Religious Science, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. RSCI.org.

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.

SEE Spiritual Education & Experience – 7-8:30pm. Non-asana practice of jnana yoga, the spiritual path of knowledge and enlightenment. Teachers offer different practices, which are advised beforehand. $20 single class or multi-class packs available. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848. jennifer@purpleomyoga. com. PurpleOmYoga.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.

Sound Healing Meditation Attunement with Celia Tiberio – 7-9pm. Twice monthly. Tuning forks, singing bowls and chimes along with an attunement. Blossoming into Light, 401 Route 24, Chester. For more information, contact sue@theartoftheheartchester.com or via text at 862-222-4268.  

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BEAUTIFICATION SERVICES

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 45.

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

ASTROLOGY ASTROLOGY BOUTIQUE

Readings & Spiritual Life Coaching by Lisa 17 Main Street, Sparta 973-570-7725 Specialists in all matters of life—love, career, luck, happiness, health and more. Past-Present-Future. Let me help guide you through those unanswered questions. Call today—no appointment necessary. For details on first reading special see ad on page 8.

BAKERY / SPECIALTY STARSEED BAKERY

Linda Beg 100 Hibernia Avenue, Rockaway, NJ 07866 973-957-0500 starseedbakery@gmail.com 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 13.

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Natalia Schweitzer, Licensed Esthetician & Board Certified Permanent Makeup Artist 1236 US Highway 46 West, Suite B-1 Parsippany, NJ 07054 862-432-9074 unlockyhb@gmail.com UnlockYHB.com We provide natural permanent makeup application: microblading (hairstroke brows), powdered brows, eyeliner, lip blush, 3D realistic areola and nipple reconstruction, and natural skin rejuvenation treatments. Our permanent makeup and skin rejuvenation services can help enhance your natural beauty and make you feel more relaxed, confident and beautiful. See ad on page 14.

BIOFEEDBACK

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 35.

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

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

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

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more. See ad on page 40.

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Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach Certified Consulting Hypnotist 973-444-7301 Info@LifeCoachDavid.com LifeCoachDavid.com David is an experienced Law of Attraction life coach who will teach you powerful processes and techniques so you can attract what you want, instead of what you don’t want in all areas of your life (materialistically and emotionally). First session is free. As a certified Consulting Hypnotist David helps his clients with stress management, fear of public speaking/ performing, weight loss, smoking cessation, and other typical issues. He is also certified in Thinner Band Hypnosis for extreme weight loss.

COLON HYDROTHERAPY CLEANSING CONCEPTS

2 Bridge Ave Red Bank, NJ 07701 inside the Galleria 732-741-2444 info@CleansingConceptsworld.com CleansingConceptsWorld.com Cleansing Concepts is New Jersey’s exclusive facility for Cleansing & Detoxification. Specializing in Colon Hydrotherapy, BELD Lymphatic Drainage, Infrared Sauna Therapy, Ionic Foot Detox. See ad on page 7.

LIVING WATERS WELLNESS CENTER

Ann Ochs • Colon Hydrotherapist I-ACT Certified, Advanced Level Certified National Board for Colon Therapy Body Ecology Diet Certified 26 Elm St., Morristown 973-998-6550 • ColonHealthNJ.com AnnLivingWaters@aol.com Ann Ochs has more than eight years experience as a colon hydrotherapist. She holds an advanced certification from the International Association of Colon Therapists (I-ACT), is certified by the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy, and is a certified body ecologist. Living Waters offers the Angel of Water®, an advanced colon hydrotherapy system, designed to offer the ultimate in privacy and dignity. The Center is under the medical direction of Kristine Profeta-Gedroic, MD, FAAFP. Call today for an appointment. See ad on page 32.


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 10.

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 17 and 43.

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

Join a community of likeminded entrepreneurs and grow your business with us. Membership provides valuable business support, local networking opportunities and a collaborative professional community specifically for holistic, spiritual, and earth-centered business owners. We include food, medicine, the healing arts, agriculture, and many others. If you’re serious about building your business become a member today! See ad on page 10.

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Philip J. Cohen, MD Denise M. Cohen, ND 75 Bloomfield Ave., Ste 106, Denville 908-455-2639 • pcohen@cohenwellness.com CohenWellness.com An integrative medicine practice with a holistic approach to patient care. We combine the insights of Functional, Orthomolecular, Anti-aging, and Bioregulatory medicine to create highly individualized treatment plans just for you. We recognize and support the body's innate power to heal, and encourage conscious living and lifestyle. See ad on page 26.

ELITE PERSONAL TRAINING SOMAFIT WELLNESS

Lisa Swarbrick Montclair & Cedar Grove, NJ 201-667-6136 • SomaFitWellness.com E l i t e P e r s o n a l Tr a i n e r & Osteopathic Movement Specialist (Canada), CHEK Exercise Coach, Brain Gym, Lifestyle Coach, Corporate Wellness Workshops. Lisa has the missing links for your body. See ad on page 45.

LIVING FIT HEALTH & WELLNESS Brian Kermizian, owner 406 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove 973-433-0445 • 201-341 1925 BKLivingFit.com

Brian’s extensive training includes approaches designed Guy Voyer D.O., Ray Peat Ph.D, Paul Chek, plus holds a BS in Exercise Science from M.S.U as well as a Division 1 athlete in Baseball at Rider University. His vast knowledge and experience make him one of the most sought after coaches in exercise, lifestyle management, and well-being enrichment. He uses a holistic approach to coaching clients of all ages. See ad on page 45.

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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 HEALING SERVICES AWAKENING WELLNESS, LLC

Hilary D. Bilkis, MS, CST CranioSacral Therapy • SomatoEmotional Release Work • Visceral Mobility Energy Healing • MELT Method Instruction 14 Pine St., Ste. 8, Morristown 973-479-2229 • Awakening4Wellness.com Hilary uniquely blends CranioSacral Therapy with other healing modalities to alleviate chronic pain, headaches, stress and accumulated tension. Treatment benefits physical, emotional and energetic levels. Hilary facilitates the body’s self-healing process; gently releasing restrictions in the connective tissue and removing energy blockages. Using her intuitive abilities, she also helps release stored injury, trauma, memories and emotions. Clearing the body of stuck stress improves health, feelings of wellness, ability to feel calm, centered and empowered.

HUNA HEALING CENTER

Lory Sison-Coppola Reiki Master, Past Life Regressionist, Huna, Crystal Children Advocate, Readings 5 East Main St., Ste., 28B, Denville 973-796-4661 HunaHealingCenter@yahoo.com HunaHealingCenter.com The Center offers different modalities that will raise your Spiritual Awareness, heighten your vibrations. We are dedicated to understanding and providing for those with specific needs. Classes, Certifications, Healing sessions, readings and counseling are offered. See ad on page 22.

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 20.

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HOMEOPATHIC CARE AUNT ALBERTA’S REMEDY

Homeopathic Pain Relief Cream 973-715-9097 • info@AlbertasPainRelief.com AlbertasPainRelief.com Need Relief from Arthritis? Try Aunt Alberta's Remedy to ease muscular aches and joint pain. Her Remedy is a homeopathic pain relief cream that penetrates deep into the skin and muscle tissues. Get beneficial relief from sciatica, fibromyalgia, arthritis, neuralgia, gout, and more. All-natural ingredients! Do you want to feel a real difference from the nagging aches of arthritis? Feel less pain & have more range of motion? Use Aunt Alberta's Pain Relief Cream! Get relief today! Great buy, get a 4oz jar for $15! See website for other options. See what people say about Aunt Alberta’s Remedy and Purchase Now on our website. AlbertasPainRelief.com.

HYPNOSIS HYPNOSIS COUNSELING CENTER

2 E. Northfield Rd. #5, Livingston 28 Mine St., Flemington 43 Tamarack Cir., Princeton 3400 Valley Forge Cir., King of Prussia, PA 908-996-3311 • HypnosisNJ.com With 30 years of experience Hypnosis Counseling Center of New Jersey is a full-service counseling center, using both traditional counseling methods and the art of hypnotherapy in private and group settings. We regularly hold adult education seminars, work with hospitals, fitness centers, and individuals who want to better their lives. We specialize in weight loss, stress, smoking, confidence building, phobias, insomnia, test taking, sports improvement and public speaking. The State of New Jersey and Fortune 500 Corporation alike employ our programs. See ad on page 12.

MAJOR MINDSET HYPNOSISCOUNSELING

Robert A. Bruckner, Board Certified Hypnotist 124 Little Falls Rd., Suite 206, Fairfield 973-370-2100 ofc • 973-370-2120 fax MajorMindset.com Hypnosis for medical pain issues, academic proficiency, sports success, smoking cessation and weight loss. It’s not just hypnosis, it’s Major Mindset Hypnosis. Get beyond whatever is holding you back. End pain, stop smoking, lose weight, eliminate fearful thoughts, nervous or anxious feelings and be your best! Call for free telephone consultation. See ad on page 16.

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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.

LYME TREATMENT NATURE’S GARDEN OF HEALTH Dr. Sue Massie 211 Broad Street, Suite 101, Red Bank 732-933-4011 suemassie45@aol.com DrSueMassie.com

Dr. Massie is well versed in holistic, drug-free health programs, with lasting results and specializes in degenerative, neurological diseases with Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue being at the top of her list. Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Natural Health Professional plus numerous healthcare certifications. Dr. Massie’s passion is to not ‘treat’ her patients but instead she identifies the ‘root’ cause of someone’s symptoms and then teaches the patient how to detox, cleanse, nourish and rebuild their health. See ad on page 24.

MASSAGE THERAPY FROM THE HEART MASSAGE

Jonnie Lester 3118 Route 10 West, Denville, NJ (in Purple Om Yoga) 973-270-7549 jonnie@fromtheheartmassage.com From The Heart Massage is owned and operated by Jonnie Lester, a LMT with the state of NJ. She has certifications in PreNatal, Facial Training, Barefoot Shiatsu, Rain Drop, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Medical/ Trigger Point and Cancer Certification Massage. She also specializes in different modalities of energy therapy such as Reiki and intuitive energy work. See ad on page 29.

NATURAL CLEANER EXTREME ENERGY SOLUTIONS, INC. info@ExtremeKleaner.com ExtremeKleaner.com

Visit ExtremeKleaner.com to get your free sample of Extreme Kleaner, a non-toxic biodegradable multi-purpose cleaner-degreaser aimed to improve air and water quality and reduce negative influences on the environment. See ad on page 5.

NATURAL DENTISTRY DR. PETER SILVER

Montclair Dental Spa 204 Claremont Ave Montclair NJ 07042 973-200-6493 MontclairDentalSpa.com MontclairDentalSpa@gmail.com Nestled in the lovely town of Montclair, Dr. Peter Silver practices Minimally Invasive Ozone Dentistry. Ozone is used to kill bacteria in cavities and gum disease, while speeding up the healing of your tissue. Dr. Silver also practices Guilt-Free dentistry, where you are never made to feel uncomfortable about the condition of your mouth. If you are anxious about visiting the dentist, Dr. Silver uses laughing gas and does sedation dentistry as well. See ads on pages 30 and 31.

NATURAL MEDICINE NEW JERSEY NATURAL MEDICINE Dr. Jason Frigerio, ND, LAC, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist 4 Village Road, New Vernon, NJ 973 267 2650 NJNaturalMedicine.com

New office in Bedminster NJ opening soon! Since opening in 2004, NJNM has seen and treated countless patients with Naturopathic, Chinese and Biological Medicine. Some come to NJNM to improve and maintain their health, while others come seeking treatments outside of the traditional medical sphere. Regardless of the reason the guiding principal remains constant: to observe and treat the whole person, not just his or her symptoms. Using this approach, NJNM is better able to identify and treat the root cause of illness, help restore balance and promote optimal health. See ad on page 37.

NUTRITION/EDUCATION BACK TO BASIC WELLNESS

Back to Basic Wellness 866-222-6490 Digestivedivas@backtobasicwellness.com BackToBasicWellness.com The Digestive Divas have years of personal and professional experience using food to heal the body. They regularly study with doctors to create programs on the cutting edge of nutrition research that inspire and empower their clients. Specializing in food intolerances, acid reflux, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, persistent weight gain, and autoimmune disease, they create personalized and innovative ways for you to feel well, heal well, and be well. See ad on page 15.

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!

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DREAM INTERPRETATION

Doris Snyder 973-768-8110 • Dreamwhiz24@gmail.com Our dreams are compelling, terrifying, and bizarre. But did you know that they have a purpose? Let me help you discover their message. Sessions via phone, zoom, or office visit.

PERSONAL CHEF BRIANNA’S NUTRITION KITCHEN LLC Brianna Sebasto 973-975-8341 Info@BriannasNutritionKitchen.com BriannasNutritionKitchen.com

“Brianna’s Nutrition Kitchen, LLC” is a personal chef service that is dedicated to helping you and your family live healthier and less stressful lifestyles.

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SKIN CARE

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

I’ve been guided to ancient and modern science methodologies that safely accelerate the emotional healing process. With 25+ years in private practice, blending Yoga, Gestalt, EMDR, Energy Psychology, & Essential Oils, Shiome Therapy, is my signature psychotherapy. I have certifications in Repair and Reattachment Grief Therapy, and Dr. Brian Weiss’ Past Life Regression Therapy. My manual & CDs have meditations with bi-lateral music helping accelerate relaxation, intensify concentration, and support transformation. For a deeply profound, spiritually synergistic process, experience Shiome’s psychotherapeutic ways and means. See ad on page 19.

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 35.

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 27.

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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 lisa@lisasthermographyandwellness.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 18.

VISION/EYE HEALTH

Karuna Ma Honerkamp, LMT Sound Shaman and Massage Therapist 39 Glenridge Ave, Montclair 917-216-8184 Hearthelement@gmail.com HearthElement.com

DR. ANDY ROSENFARB, ND, LAC,

Healing with Sound, Touch, and Breath. Profound and lasting results: Deep regeneration and repair of the brain; better sensory performance; stronger sense of self; and emotional safety. “My greatest joy comes from sharing the experience and the love of being fully present in my body and my life.” Karuna Ma. See ad on page 8.

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 45.

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

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Yvonne Liu 49 Alden Street, Cranford 908-272-7158 • saltcave@rainbowsalt.com 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 29.

The number one root of all illness, as we know, is stress. ~Marianne Williamson

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

practice ››Health and wellness

programs ››Mindfulness-Based Stress

Reduction

››Acupuncture

››Skin care services

››Yoga and meditation

››Nutrition counseling

››Massage

››Cooking classes

››Energy therapies

››Parent coaching

››Hypnosis

For more information, call 973-971-6301 or visit us at ChambersCenterForWellBeing.org/Services

435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown, NJ 07960


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

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

973-627-3617

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

www.AestheticFamilyDentistry.com

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