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sually I rack my brain trying to put something in this space that matters. Over the last 5 years, I’ve shared bits of wisdom, life lessons, and experiences. This is a bit different. Natural Awakenings is a corporation based out of Naples, Florida. Unlike most businesses I have been associated with in my lifetime, popular phrases like “what’s in it for me?” or “what’s in it for our stockholders?” or “how will this affect our Wall Street ratings?” are never heard in our conversations or meetings. The NA mission has a different, higher vision. It’s almost a calling, at least in my world. Put simply, our mantra is “what’s in it for you, our reader and what can we do to make a difference—in community, in people’s lives, in life.” Decisions are based on a human (and dare I say it, love) standard. Each of our 90 publishers feels this love, compassion and consideration from the top down, and in turn, it spreads to our connections with each other. This naturally attracts people who align along similar lines, like our Puerto Rico (PR) publishers, Luis Mendez and Waleska Sallaberry. I recently met Luis and Waleska at a publisher’s conference. Everything I had heard about them was true. Dedicated to family, community, heritage, education and abundance, their spiritual side of giving was inspirational. Simply put, they are just plain good people, the kind of people the universe could use more of. Good people who lost it all overnight when Hurricane Maria came ashore in PR. Within a day their business, home and community—everything they had worked for and devoted themselves to—was stripped away. Huddled with their children while the hurricane savagely pounded the island, they managed to escape with their lives. That is not a dramatic statement. The personal reports we got days later were (and continue to be) horrifying, and for this they are grateful to have survived. Now, it’s time to rebuild—basic needs, homes, towns, and communities, along with the holistic network Luis and Waleska helped create. We, at Natural Awakenings, want to help. If you want to help too, please visit pages 15 and 17, for details on our fundraiser to benefit PR. With peace and love,
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his month, hear from New York Times bestselling author, boardcertified physician and nutritional researcher Joel Fuhrman, MD, about his new book, Fast Food Genocide, and why the problem of poor nutrition is deeper, and more serious than anyone imagined. Dr. Fuhrman will discuss how our society’s highly processed diet is the source of a national health crisis with unseen tragic implications. He’ll confront our fundamental beliefs about nutrition and reveal the destructive effects of processed foods on not only our physical health, but also on the human brain, decreasing intelligence and increasing risk of depression, mental illness and drug use. Don’t miss this lecture if you want to recognize the health risks associated with fast food consumption and learn about food addictions and the properties of foods that increase their addictive potential, leading to excessive caloric intake.
Saturday, November 18, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, book signing to follow. The fee is $20. Location: Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. For more information, call 973-971-4890, or to register visit ChamberCenterForWellBeing.org/learn/professional-calendar. See ad on page 55.
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nimal Communicator and Certified Clinical Animal Aromatherapist, Nancy Weber, will be discussing how to improve communication with our pets and wildlife on Friday, November 17 at 7pm at the Integrative Wellness Center in Chester. Topics will include improving interspecies communication, adding quality and longevity to their lives, speaking with the other side, and the beneficial power of essential oils. Attendees can bring a photo of a pet (living or deceased) and/or an object that the pet enjoys to experience the joy of possibly knowing a loved one on a deeper level. Veterinarian Behaviorist Katherine Houpt stated, “Olfaction is to animals what writing is to humans: a message that can be transmitted in the absence of the sender.” Join Ms. Weber as she explores the importance of a pet’s ability to smell anything. Location: Integrative Wellness Center, 401 Route 24, Chester. For more information, contact Nancy Weber at LightWingCenter@gmail.com. NancyOrlenWeber.com. LightWingCenter.org. See ad on page 37.
n 2014, a six-week pilot study of twelve children with special needs was conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of essential oils. The children, ages four through nineteen, all had significant improvements, including focus, quieting the overactive, improved sleep, improved appetite and more. Of the twelve, nine were nonverbal. During the study, seven became verbal and remain verbal several years later. The facilitator, Nancy Weber, R.N., Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and Holistic Health Educator will discuss her findings, including when and where to apply the oils, which blends to use and more in her talk on November 3 at 7 pm at the Integrative Wellness Center in Chester. Additionally, Weber’s subsequent study through the nonprofit AIRASE helped her gain a possible understanding as to why some changes can occur for one person and may not occur for another. She will be discussing the results of the study on November 17 at the IWC. Weber hopes to improve the quality of life for all ages of special needs, both children and adults. Location: Integrative Wellness Center, 401 Route 24, Chester. For more information, contact Nancy Weber at LightWingCenter@gmail.com. NancyOrlenWeber.com. LightWingCenter.org. See ad on page 37.
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Location: 616 Bloomfield Ave., Ste. 3C, West Caldwell. Please pre-register for this free presentation by 5pm on Nov. 15 to KaminskiWellness@verizon.net or the office at 973-228-6624. KaminskiWellness.com. See ad on page 41.
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or the nearly 30 million Americans who have diabetes, many may be surprised to learn about an unexpected complication associated with this condition. Research shows that there is an increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes, adding serious gum disease to the list of other complications associated with diabetes, such as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. “People with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes, probably because people with diabetes are more susceptible to contracting infections. In fact, periodontal disease is often considered a complication of diabetes. Those people who don’t have their diabetes under control are especially at risk,” says Holistic Dentist Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky. Research also suggests that the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease goes both ways– periodontal disease may make it more difficult for people who have diabetes to control their blood sugar. Severe gum disease can increase blood sugar, contributing to increased periods of time when the body functions with a high blood sugar. This puts people with diabetes at increased risk for diabetic complications. “A healthy set of teeth and gums makes an enormous difference in your overall health,” says Dr. Gashinsky. “Seeking a holistic, natural approach enables patients to get the best of both worlds.” Source: Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky, DDS. Holistic Dental Center, 91 Millburn Ave., Millburn. HolisticDentalCenterNJ. com. See ad on page 3. NaturalAwakeningsNJ.com
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Diabetes has become one of the most lethal diseases in the world. The American Diabetes Association states that in 2015, 30.3 million Americans were suffering with this disease and that number grows larger every year.
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hanksgiving side dishes continue to evolve, even though traditional entrées still hold pride of place. New, lighter alternatives to time-honored stuffing maximize flavorful dried fruits, herbs and nuts. Healthy options may use gluten-free bread or black rice, cauliflower, chestnuts or pecans for flavor,
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Rocco DiSpirito’s Stuffing 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil ¼ cup millet 1 lb crimini mushrooms, sliced 1 large onion, diced 3 stalks celery, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 4 chestnuts, chopped 1 Tbsp fresh sage, shopped 1½ Tbsp poultry seasoning 3 scoops Rocco’s Protein Powder Plus (check Amazon.com) 2 egg whites 1¾ cups low sodium chicken or vegetable stock Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper Place grapeseed oil in a 12-inch cast iron pan; place the pan in the oven and preheat oven to 425˚ F. Cook a quarter-cup millet in a small saucepan on the stovetop according to package instructions. When millet is cooked through, transfer it to a large mixing bowl. Heat a large, safe, nonstick sauté pan over high heat and use it to sauté the mushrooms until tender and golden, approximately seven to 10 minutes.
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Transfer mushrooms to the same mixing bowl as the millet. Heat a large, safe, nonstick pan over medium heat and use it to sweat the onions, celery and carrots until tender and translucent, about 10 minutes. Transfer the vegetable mix to the same mixing bowl as the millet and mushrooms. Add the chestnuts, sage, poultry seasoning, protein powder, egg whites and chicken stock to the large mixing bowl, and then use a rubber spatula to mix well, so that no lumps are visible. Carefully remove the cast iron pan from the oven, and then pour stuffing batter into it. Popping occurs as the outside batter develops a crust.
Yields: 4 Servings ½ lb cranberries 2 Tbsp grated orange zest ¼ cup orange juice 8 packets Monk Fruit in the Raw sweetener Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper In a small saucepot, combine the cranberries, orange zest, orange juice, monk fruit, salt and pepper.
Return the cast iron pan to the oven and bake for 13 minutes. photo by Stephen Blancett
Cook over medium heat until the cranberries burst and the mixture becomes thick and dry, about 40 minutes.
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Grain-Free Sage and Pecan Stuffing 1 cup pecans 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 stalks celery, diced 4 cups raw cauliflower rice (prepackaged or via a grater or food processor shredding blade) 1 Tbsp fresh sage, chopped 2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped ½ tsp kosher or sea salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley Preheat oven to 250˚ F.
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Cover the pan, then take it off the stove and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Roasted Pecans and Cranberries: 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans 1 tsp minced ginger root 4 tsp olive oil 1 tsp ground coriander ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp sea salt 10 large sage leaves, chopped 1 cup dried cranberries 2 Tbsp maple syrup
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While the rice is cooking, combine pecans, ginger, four teaspoons olive oil, one teaspoon coriander, nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon salt.
Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut squashes in half lengthwise, then scoop out the seeds. Brush the interior, plus the cut sides of the squashes with the 4 teaspoons oil, then sprinkle with ½ teaspoon sea salt. Arrange squash halves on a baking sheet, cut side down. Roast for 40 to 50 minutes on the upper middle rack of the oven until tender when pierced with a fork. While the squash is roasting, place a medium, heavy saucepan over medium heat and pour in one tablespoon of olive oil.
Pour this mixture into an eight-by-eightinch baking pan; roast at 375° F for 15 minutes on the bottom middle oven rack, stirring halfway through. Stir in the sage, dried cranberries and maple syrup. Roast for another 10 minutes, then remove from the oven. Arrange squash halves, cut side up, on a serving platter. Combine rice with the pecan mixture and divide among the squash halves, pressing gently so the stuffing stays put.
Add the onion and sauté for two to three minutes, until the onion begins to soften. Stir in the rice, salt, cinnamon and coriander. Cook and stir for 30 seconds. Pour in the water and bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over very low heat for 30 to 60 minutes, until rice is tender.
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Preventing, Reversing and Managing Diabetes Naturally by Linda Sechrist
ore health practitioners today are recognizing both the mind-body connection, as well as energetic and metaphysical insights into preventing and reversing illnesses. As a result, those facing diabetes and other health challenges are accessing contemporary resources such as Louise L. Hay’s explanation of the emotional roots of disease in You Can Heal Your Life, and the medical science and natural methods explained by health researcher and author Gary Null, Ph.D., in No More Diabetes: A Complete Guide to Preventing, Treating, and Overcoming Diabetes. Applying a “both” rather than an “either” approach illuminates the importance of recognizing the ways our thoughts, emotions and lifestyle choices can impact chronic illness and long-term health.
Hay suggests that this metabolic disorder may be rooted in a feeling of being deprived of life’s sweetness and longing for what might have been, accompanied by a great need to control deep sorrow. Such chronic unease can show up as Type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes; Type 2, or non-insulin-dependent diabetes; latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), a slowly progressing variation of Type 1; or gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy.
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Eavesdropping on our repetitive inner mind chatter and observing its impact on outer experiences can reveal faulty thinking that disrupts the mindbody connection. Hay, a firm believer in the power of affirmations to send a message to the subconscious mind, recommends them to aid healing. For diabetes, she suggests, “This moment is filled with joy. I now choose to experience the sweetness of today.” Null cites medical evidence that explains how the physical causes of diabetes are related to the pancreatic production of the hormone insulin and the body’s use of it, together with rollercoaster blood sugar levels determined by food selections, stress, sleeplessness, insufficient rest and lack of exercise. His approach for preventing, reversing or managing this debilitating condition is to raise awareness of the physical, behavioral and mental causes that lead to its emergence, and making healthy lifestyle choices that regulate blood sugar levels.
Naturally Control Blood Sugar Glucose, the human body’s key source of cellular energy, is the end product
of the digestive system breaking down carbohydrates, proteins and fats for absorption in the intestines. From there, it passes into the bloodstream. Glucose also supplies energy for the brain. Normal blood glucose levels vary throughout the day. For healthy individuals, a fasting blood sugar level upon awakening is less than 100 milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dl) of blood. Before meals, normal levels are 70 to 99 mg/dl; otherwise, 100 to 125. Consistent readings above 126 indicate that lifestyle changes are needed to avoid eventual progression into full Type 2 diabetes. When there’s an inability to efficiently transport glucose from the blood into cells, cells don’t receive the energy they need to function properly. “Elevated glucose levels contribute to blood vessel damage, high blood pressure and inflammation among other issues. High glucose causes insulin levels to spike in an effort to draw the glucose into cells. This stresses the pancreas and causes a sugar crash, called hypoglycemia, which can lead individuals to make impulsive, poor food choices,” advises Marcy Kirshenbaum, a board-certified clinical
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Restoration of health begins with the most important lifestyle changes. n Replace processed and sugary foods in meals and snacks with nutrient dense, whole foods. n Determine possible food sensitivities with an elimination diet. n Eat some protein with every meal. n Eliminate environmental toxins. n Perform some form of cardiovascular exercise and resistance training at least three to five times a week. n Add stress-relieving practices such as yoga, tai chi or qigong. According to Hamdy, “On average, diabetes has the potential to rob you of more than 12 years of life, while dramatically reducing the quality of life for more than 20 years through chronic pain, loss of mobility, blindness, chronic dialysis and heart disease.” Such serious consequences also include stroke, hearing impairment and Alzheimer’s, he adds. All provide good reasons to live responsibly every day, cherishing longterm goals of laying claim to the best possible health. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at LindaSechrist.com.
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issa Rankin wears many hats: physician, mystic, author, artist, speaker and blogger. What unites her many pursuits is a passion for helping people optimize their health and understand how science and spirituality converge toward that goal. A former obstetrician and gynecologist, Rankin is the founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, in San Francisco, which trains doctors in mind-body-spirit medicine. She’s authored six books to date, including
the bestseller Mind over Medicine, The Fear Cure and The Anatomy of a Calling. She lives in California’s Marin County and blogs at LissaRankin.com.
What common signs indicate that fear is affecting our health? When people are sick, there is almost always an element of fear. Many of us have “ridden shotgun” at one time or another with a health diagnosis, and that’s scary, so even if it’s not predispos-
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someone wielding a gun. However, most fear is generated by a story we make up in our minds. Our wild imaginations, the source of beautiful creativity, can be a destructive force, too, as we envision all kinds of worst-case scenarios, most of which will not come true. Modern-day humans average more than 50 stress responses a day, which indicates we’re way off track in our relationship to fear. The mind constantly strategizes how to get what it wants and avoid what it doesn’t. A spiritual practice can help interrupt the “monkey mind” constantly ruminating on what could go wrong. Paying attention to fear around practical issues like not being able to pay bills is helpful because it can keep us from being reckless, such as buying an unneeded luxury item although our mortgage payment looms. But letting false fear prevent us from following a dream, ending an unhealthy relationship or leaving a toxic job can predispose us to illness. Fear is the emotional equivalent of pain in the body. Attend to it when it arises; try to understand what it is telling you and see what’s in need of healing.
What are some effective ways to defang false fear? Ultimately, we need to come into the right relationship with uncertainty; it’s the gateway to possibility. People often think that fear provides protection, when our intuition, which typically requires a relaxed state of mind, is a far more effective protector. There have been studies about doctors following their hunches to a patient’s underlying condition, leading to life-saving diagnoses.
How can we cultivate courage, curiosity and resilience, rather than feed our fears? Cultivating a spiritual practice such as mindfulness helps put a pause between a feeling like fear and the reaction that might ensue. You learn to sit with uncomfortable feelings and recognize the story you are spinning in your mind about what’s happening. It also means letting go of expectations when things don’t go as planned. Fear is my cue to activate a practice of surrender; to turn something over to the universe. I will also ask for help to calm my heart and let go of attachments. For me, this lifechanging practice means I now trust the mystery more than my mind. I trust the unknown more than science and logic. The latter may be useful tools when doing taxes or a research paper, but I don’t trust them to be the best navigation system of my life or help me in a crisis. Psychology isn’t enough to address fear, which comes with the territory if you think that we are just flesh robots programmed to maximize self-interest, alone in a hostile universe. Once you learn to see the possibilities and hand over the wheel to a greater, benign organizing intelligence, something unwinds in the nervous system and we relax into the wonder of mystery. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson at AprilWrites. com. 34
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t’s an uncertain time for home-based geothermal heating and cooling, which has been increasing for years. The good news is that the cost of the technology is down and its efficiency is up. Yet a helpful 30 percent federal income tax credit inaugurated in 2009 disappeared in 2017 and may not get renewed anytime soon, even though H.R. 1090, a bill aimed at restoring the credit, has had strong support in Congress, led by New York Republican Congressman Tom Reed. While ideal spots for tapping into Earth’s energy are where tectonic plates meet and move, such as along the U.S. West Coast and in Alaska, it’s a misperception that it’s only possible in corresponding states. Anyone in the U.S. can use a geothermal heat pump, which works by accessing the constant 50-degree temperature just below the Earth’s surface. Iceland is equipped to get 50 percent of its energy from geothermal. Other countries now accessing it for at least 15 percent of their energy include Costa Rica, El Salvador, Kenya and the Philippines.
While they can cost $20,000 to $25,000 for an average-sized home, the systems are long-lasting; most provide a 10-year or longer warranty, based on having few moving parts that may break. The above-ground compressor and pump have a 20-year life expectancy and the expensive underground piping system should last a lifetime, says Brian Clark Howard, a National Geographic editor and co-author of Geothermal HVAC [heating, ventilation and air conditioning]. “Once the wells are dug and the loops are in, you’ll probably never have to revisit them.” According to Ryan Dougherty, chief operating officer of the Geothermal Exchange Organization, which represents manufacturers and installers, a typical home system costs approximately $24,000 installed, including the ground heat exchanger and all necessary ductwork.
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ndividuals seeking to escape life’s ceaseless distractions, deepen their personal spiritual practice, enhance well-being and gain fresh perspective, are patronizing silent retreats in rising numbers. “Retreats are a special opportunity to enter a healing space where your natural energy, insight, intelligence and wisdom can arise,” says Linda Mary Peacock, known as Thanissara, a former Buddhist nun, cofounder of South Africa’s Dharma-giri Hermitage and Outreach and a retreat leader at the Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center, in Woodacre, California. Sheila Russ, of Richmond, Virginia, has participated in several retreats with silent components, hosted by spiritual traditions spanning Baptist to Benedictine. “People of different faiths all have the same need to reach inside and listen. If we don’t slow down and get quiet, we can’t hear what’s going on with us,” says Russ. “Spending time in contemplation is cleansing and freeing; I feel like mentally and spiritually I can breathe.”
Attaining heightened well-being after a retreat may have a neurological basis, according to research from Thomas Jefferson University’s Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, in Philadelphia. Silent retreats appear to raise the brain’s levels of mood-boosting chemicals, according to Dr. Andrew Newberg, director of research there. Newberg’s team tested the brains of retreat participants before and one week after an Ignatian-based retreat, finding significant changes in their serotonin and dopamine systems. “Whether through prayers, walks or meditations, the singleminded ritualistic aspect of retreats seems to predispose the brain for peak spiritual experience,” he observes.
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Formats vary, but most silent retreats entail extended periods of sitting meditation or prayer, often alternating with walking meditation or other mindful movement. Some may also entail a work detail, like sweeping the meditation hall or helping prepare meals. “Work tasks help bring mindfulness into everyday life,” says Chas DiCapua, a resident teacher for the Insight Meditation Society’s flagship retreat center in Barre, Massachusetts, who has led silent retreats teaching Buddhist practices for 20 years. “The community aspect is equally important; being surrounded by people that support your spiritual practice can encourage you on what can be a lonely path.” Silence doesn’t mean being static and somber or not thinking, counsels David Harshada Wagner, of Ojai, California, whose meditation retreats draw from the Indian mystical traditions of yoga, vedanta and tantra. “Silence is more than the absence of talking; it’s a powerful energy,” says Wagner. “Silent retreats are the loud-
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est, as the energy is roaring within. It should be a joyous practice.” Yet retreats aren’t a cakewalk. Los Angeles author and mindfulness facilitator Jennifer Howd chronicles the challenges of her first nine-day silent retreat in Joshua Tree, California, in her memoir Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk. Seven retreats later, Howd says that although the journey isn’t always easy, she always gains insights about herself and the nature of the mind.
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Retreat leaders caution that while it’s good to jettison expectations and approach the experience with an open mind, choose a retreat that fits individual needs. The level of personal attention at retreats can vary greatly, remarks Thanissara. “Some may host 100 or more people, relying largely on taped instruction without much interaction with group leaders. A small group might be better for a first retreat,” she suggests. Thanissara recommends an upfront review of instructor credentials and starting with a weekend retreat before embarking on one of longer duration. Regardless of length, retreats aren’t
always for everyone. “If you’re going through emotional or psychological difficulties, it’s best to discuss your circumstances with a teacher at the retreat center before deciding to attend. If you’re in therapy, talk with your therapist,” counsels DiCapua.
Retreat Back to Everyday Life Afterwards, ease back into the daily routine; don’t rush back into old patterns of media and food consumption, recommends Howd. “Try to build-in a day or two of down time. You may still be processing things emotionally.” DiCapua suggests finding a local community of a kindred practice to keep the momentum going, and not expect to keep it up as earnestly at home as at the retreat. Attending daylong maintenance retreats on Saturdays or Sundays can also help sustain individual practice. Above all, “Appreciate yourself for having thought to go on a retreat and follow it through,” says DiCapua. “It can be a radical thing.” Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.
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etreat centers vary from nondenominational to those aligned with a faith, but even within a tradition, styles of meditation vary. The following opportunities highlight some of the more prevalent offerings. RetreatFinder. com and RetreatsOnline.com can be helpful tools.
Omega Institute: One of the largest centers on the East Coast, the Omega Institute (eOmega.org), in Rhinebeck, New York, offers yoga, meditation and mindfulness retreats led by notable and varied spiritual teachers.
Unity: The Unity church, a Christian faith honoring all paths to God, offers an annual silent retreat facilitated by
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Tassajara Zen Mountain Center:
A working monastery for more than 50 years, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and Hot Springs (sfzc.org/tassajara), in the Ventana Mountains of northern California, offers lay meditation practitioners a sense of monastic life each summer. Retreats are mainly taught in the Zen Buddhist tradition, focused on observing the breath and mind.
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Founded by Sharon Salzberg, Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein in the 1970s, the Insight Meditation Society (Dharma.org) focuses on the Buddhist practices of metta (spreading lovingkindness) and vipassana (insight) meditation. Silent retreats at its historic center in Barre, Massachusetts, range from two days to three months.
Jesuits: A Roman Catholic order
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den Figures. Marine scientist Eugenie Clark, known as the “shark lady” for her daring underwater research, and major pioneers in cartography, archaeology and other fields also stir inquiring minds. “I wanted to provide a variety of fields, backgrounds and ethnicities,” remarks Lawlor. “They were all determined, very smart and persistent, and made strides in opening doors for women.” Lawlor’s 2012 children’s book Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed The World describes how Carson’s seminal 1962 book Silent Spring helped spawn the conservation and pro-environment movement by chronicling the dangers of pollution. Children’s fascination with nature and wildlife can also be met through the Dog and Bear series by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, out of Long Island, New York, and Vermonter Jim Arnosky’s scientifically sound wildlife chronicles (JimArnosky.com). Kelly Barnhill, of Minneapolis, whose latest work is The Girl Who Drank the Moon, characterizes children as quiet, yet highly active when reading. “They are encountering characters and then building, inserting themselves and more information into the stories, making it more relevant to them,” she says. The former middle school language arts teacher advocates parental reading
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Holiday gift books can inspire lifetime readers. tend to read more than men, so get Dad involved, as well,” says Barnhill.
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markyourcalendar ASSOCIATION FOR HIGHER AWARENESS Tuesday, November 7 • 7:30 pm Peggy Neligan speaks on “The Art and Science of Chinese Face Reading.” AHA is a learning environment that enables people of diverse backgrounds, ages and professions to explore their lives at all levels: mind, body and spirit. We offer interesting speakers on diverse metaphysical topics and create a forum for people to meet and socialize with persons of like thinking. $10 donation at door. Madison Masonic Lodge 170 Main St., Madison. ahanj.org.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Therapeutic Level 1 with Chelsea McCluskey – 4:30-5:30pm. Therapeutic Yoga focuses on mindful strengthening, stretching, and relaxation. Free introductory class, $20 single class or multi-class packs available Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848. RSVP info and/or deadline: PurpleOmYoga.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis – 6:30-7:30pm. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $55. Columbia High School, 17 Parker Av., Maplewood. Contact 908-303-7767 or email@example.com. HypnosisNJ.com. Better Sleep with Hypnosis – 7:30-8:30pm. 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. Columbia High School, 17 Parker Av., Maplewood. Contact 908-303-7767 or Barry@hypnosisnj.com. HypnosisNJ.com. Brother Sun, Sister Moon – 7pm. Join us for our first Retreat Information Gathering, without obligation, and a fun evening with the feature movie Brother Sun, Sister Moon. Retreat dates: June 24-June 29, 2018. More details available before the movie. Love offering. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave, Morristown. 973-539-3114. Truespirit@earthlink.com. CSLMorristown.org.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Brave Yoga – 6:30-8:30pm. Recovering from trauma or PTSD? This group offers community and safe place for healing through gentle yoga, meditation and breath work. Gathering begins with yoga class followed by a short break, and will end with time for sharing and a cup of tea. Anyone uncomfortable with sharing may leave after the yoga session. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfy clothes. Donation based. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt. 23 N, Butler. 973838-9642. HighlandYoga.com. Special Needs Evening – 7pm. Talk explores a 2014 pilot study of 12 children with special needs which demonstrated the effectiveness of essential oils. Nine children were nonverbal and during the study seven became verbal and remain verbal several years later. Free. 401 Route 24, Chester. For information, contact Nancy Weber at lightwingcenter@gmail. com. NancyOrlenWeber.com.
First Friday Healing Circle – 7-8pm. First Friday Healing Circle led by Gail Belluardo, Licensed Science of Mind practitioner for an hour of affirmative prayer, music, mediation and sacred conversation. Different themes for each group. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-879-6476. firstname.lastname@example.org. CSLMorristown.org.
MEN WHO CARE – 8:30-10:30am. Monthly. All men welcomed! Celebrating their 15th year of monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month. Love offering. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, Friendship Hall, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. Truespirit@ earthlink.com. CSLMorristown.org.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Ecstatic Dance Live! – 11am-12:30pm. Come express yourself to the sound of inspired worldbeat grooves in a sacred space for conscious dance and freeform movement. Live music provided by Chuck Wood & Friends. $15. Middle Valley Community Center, 357 W Mill Rd, Long Valley. ChuckWoodMusic.com. Making Perfect Love Possible – 12:30–2pm. A workshop on being in happy, healthy and blessed relationships. For anyone seeking love in ALL relationships. $25 suggested. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave, Morristown. 973-539-3114. email@example.com. CSLMorristown.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. Mind Your Body Studio,4 Park Avenue, 2nd fl, Madison. For info call/text 917-405-0596 or Jeanfedora@hotmail.com.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Association for Higher Awareness – 7:30pm. Peggy Neligan speaks on “The Art and Science of Chinese Face Reading.” $10 donation at door. Madison Masonic Lodge, 170 Main St., Madison. ahanj.org.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Vibrational Healing with Singing Bowls – 6-7pm. The ethereal sounds of the singing bowls can open and quiet our inner space. Come listen to the healing sounds of the bowls as you are guided to follow your breath, relax and find balance. Please bring a yoga mat. $20. Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South St., Suite 160, Morristown. 973-9714890. Chamberscenterprograms@atlantichealth. org. ChambersCenterForWellBeing.org. Meditation Class – Nov. 8, Dec. 13. 6:30-7:30pm. Brief lesson, silent meditation, Q&A. $15/class. Rutherford Hall, 1686 Rt 517, Allamuchy. 908-8521894. Contact: Jean Marie Duhamel, 908-850-6475. FosteringTheJourney.com.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 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. 973-971-4890. Chamberscenterprograms@atlantichealth.org. ChambersCenterForWellBeing.org.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Basic DNA Thetahealing Certification – 10am5pm. Nov. 10-12. Thetahealing in Westfield, NJ. For questions and to register: 908-264-4344 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit ReshmaShah. com. Embrace Yourself Exactly as You Are! – 7-8:30pm. Support group promoting healthy body image. Donation only. Portal of Healing, 50 Main Street, Chester. email@example.com. 201-841-0358. PortalOfHealing.com. Native American Influenced Meditation – 7-8:30pm. 2nd Friday each month. Join us inside the Salt Cave for an inspired journey and enter a world of peace. $15. Caldwell Salt Cave, 246 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. Parking available. RSVP to 973-641-2557. CaldwellSaltCave.com.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Group Meditation Mindfulness & SelfAwareness – 10-11:30am. Beginners welcome. Donation only. Portal of Healing, 50 Main Street, Chester. firstname.lastname@example.org. 201-8410358. PortalOfHealing.com.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Mike Tesi Photography – 12–4:30pm. Individual or group 30-minute photo session with the celebrated fine art and commercial photographer, Mike Tesi. Can be casual, formal, business, resume or family. Pets are welcome! Space provided for make-up and clothing changes. All images provided on DVD. Prints are the responsibility of the subject(s). $65 suggested (A $365 value offering). Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave, Morristown. 973-539-3114. truespirit@earthlink. com. CSLMorristown.org. Kundalini Yoga with Sean Meyers – 12:30-2pm. Known as the yoga of awareness, Kundalini uses physical postures, breathwork, chanting, body locks, hand gestures and meditation to work towards a specific outcome. $20 drop-in or one class from Highland Yoga Class Package. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt. 23 N, Butler. 973-838-9642. HighlandYoga.com. Bringing Out the Gifts of ADD/ADHD – 2pm. Drug-Less, Natural ADD/ADHD Support to Nurture Your Full Potential; Allowing You to Shine! Presented by Dr. Kaminski, D.C., at the Body, Mind, Spirit Fall Festival, Saddle Brook Marriott Hotel, 138 New Pehle Ave. Saddle Brook. For more information regarding the Fall
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There are two primary reasons a healing practitioner looks for additional patients: It’s a new practice, or all your patients got better. Well...I’m not new. Helping my patients return to health is my mission in life (and yes, there is a story behind that). But it’s also about helping them stay healthy through teaching them how to look after themselves going forward.
What is Naturopathic Medicine? Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. As a distinct primary health care profession, it emphasizes prevention, treatment and The Healing Power of Nature. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to support the self-healing process.
Reasons to visit a Naturopathic Physician > Need a 2nd opinion for a health related issue > Not getting results from pharmaceutical drugs > Desire for a more natural approach to health
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Mike Tesi Photography – 3-7pm. Individual or group 30-minute photo session with the celebrated fine art and commercial photographer, Mike Tesi. Can be casual, formal, business, resume or family. Pets are welcome! Space provided for make-up and clothing changes. All images provided on DVD. Prints are the responsibility of the subject(s). $65 suggested (A $365 value offering). Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave, Morristown. 973-539-3114. truespirit@earthlink. com. CSLMorristown.org.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Lyme Disease Support Lectures – 6pm. Dr. Tammy Kaminski, D.C., presents “Healing Powers of Hemp” and shares experience and success using Phytocannabinoid Hemp Oil to enhance immune system; and Tamara Balsamides shares success using anti-EMF technologies. Free. Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave., North Caldwell in “Charlie’s Room.” For information, contact Dr. Albert Wacha at email@example.com. Healthy Cooking Class: Vegetarian Suppers – 6-7pm. Our nutritionist will teach you healthy, quick and easy meals that you can use on a daily basis. Plan for a fun evening learning tasting and experiencing healthy meals that are good for the whole family. $20 Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-9714890. firstname.lastname@example.org. ChambersCenterForWellBeing.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. $59. Princeton High School, 151 Moore St., Princeton. Contact 908-303-7767 or email@example.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. $59. Princeton High School, 151 Moore St., Princeton. Contact 908-3037767 or firstname.lastname@example.org. HypnosisNJ.com. Better Sleep with Hypnosis – 8:30-9:30pm. Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have dif-
ficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. $59. Princeton High School, 151 Moore St., Princeton. Contact 908-3037767 or email@example.com. HypnosisNJ.com.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Stop Smoking with Hypnosis – 6:30-7:30pm. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $60. Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Dr., Succasunna. Contact 908-303-7767 or firstname.lastname@example.org. HypnosisNJ.com. The Empty Chair: Grieving During the Holidays – 7pm. Claire M. Schwartz, BA, Spiritual Counselor/Coach and grief healing expert to present at Dr. Kaminski’s monthly “411” Health series. All are invited to learn new ways to heal family grief and make holiday celebrations easier with this honest and compassionate workshop! Free. Pre-register by 5pm, Nov. 15 to KaminskiWellness@verizon.net or 973-228-6624. Location: 616 Bloomfield Ave., Ste. 3C, West Caldwell. KaminskiWellness.com. JourneyDance Session – 7-8:30pm. JourneyDance is a moving and dance meditation that allows participants to clear emotional energy through their own natural movement. It combines freestyle and structured movement to encourage a deep connection to self and to the tribe of dancers. It is facilitated, not taught. The facilitator works to maintain a positive, judgementfree zone where all participants feel comfortable. $30 for session or only $20 w/donation of items for food pantry. We strive to increase the vibration of abundance and nourishment for the world. American Legion, 20 Yates Ave, 2nd fl, Newton. For info call/text 917-405-0596 or email@example.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis – 7:30-8:30pm. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $60. Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Dr., Succasunna. Contact 908-303-7767 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. $60. Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Dr., Succasunna. Contact 908-3037767 or email@example.com. HypnosisNJ.com.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Scentsational Pets – 7pm. Animal Communicator and Certified Clinical Animal Aromatherapist, Nancy Weber, will be sharing how to improve our communication with our pets and wildlife and how animals can benefit from the power of essential oils. Free. 401 Route 24, Chester. For information, contact Nancy Weber at lightwingcenter@gmail. com. NancyOrlenWeber.com.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Tai Chi – 10-11:30am. A graceful form of exercise rooted in ancient Chinese tradition that incorporates a series of meditative movements that improve balance, lower blood pressure, and decrease anxiety. Participants of all levels welcome. $20 Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-971-4890. chamberscenterprograms@ atlantichealth.org. ChambersCenterForWellBeing. org. How Processed Food is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It – 10am-12pm. Dr. Fuhrman will lecture on our fundamental beliefs about the health effects of what we eat and the destructive effects of processed foods on not only our physical health, but also on the human brain, decreasing intelligence, and increasing risk of depression, mental illness and drug use. $20 Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-9714890. email@example.com. ChambersCenterForWellBeing.org. Dharma Talk and Guided Meditation – 12noon-2pm. Yes, the upcoming holiday season can be a time of quiet calm and ease. Stephen Tortorello discusses the role of gratitude and compassion; and how a mindfulness practice geared toward loving-kindness meditation can infuse the upcoming holiday season with true peace. Free. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt. 23 N. in Butler. Space limited. RSVP req. through HighlandYoga.com. 973838-9642. HighlandYoga.com.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Vibrational Healing with Singing Bowls – 11am– 12pm. The ethereal sounds of the singing bowls can open and quiet our inner space. Come listen to the healing sounds of the bowls as you are guided to follow your breath, relax and find balance. Please bring a yoga mat. $20. Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South St., Suite 160, Morristown. 973-9714890. firstname.lastname@example.org. ChambersCenterForWellBeing.org. Family Yoga – 11am-12pm. Move, stretch, breathe and play while strengthening your family bond and creating healthy habits for your kids! Classes include individual, partner and group poses as well as stories, music and cooperative games. All ages welcome. Third Sunday each month. $20 per family or one class from a Highland Yoga Class Package. Highland Yoga, 1572 Rt. 23 N, Butler. 973-8389642. HighlandYoga.com. Mike Tesi Photography – 12–4:30pm. Individual or group 30-minute photo session with the celebrated fine art and commercial photographer, Mike Tesi. Can be casual, formal, business, resume or family. Pets are welcome! Space provided for make-up and clothing changes. All images provided on DVD. Prints are the responsibility of the subject(s). $65 suggested (A $365 value offering). Center for
Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave, Morristown. 973-539-3114. truespirit@earthlink. com. CSLMorristown.org. Circle for the Soul Mini Retreat – 1-5:30pm. Move, meditate and create together with the theme, “Manifestation of the Dream.” Mini retreat includes: Yoga Meditation by Lou Redmond, JourneyDance session facilitated by Inna Shapiro and Jean O’Toole and a sound bath with singing bowls and chanting facilitated by A.C. Panno. Stay after our gathering for a pot luck meal with the tribe. Bring a dish to share. Space is limited. $55 in advance or $60 at the door. Register at: https://squareup.com/store/ journeydance-with-jean Diamond Studio, 450 Hamburg Turnpike, 2nd floor, Wayne. For questions contact email@example.com. For info call/ text 917-405-0596 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Balance & Enliven the Mind & Body – 2-3:30pm. Breathwork and Meditation Workshop with Michele Vakili. *$35 ($30 before Nov 17). Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. RSVP and info: PurpleOmYoga.com. 973-343-2848.
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 email@example.com for more information.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20 It Takes a Village – 7-8:30pm. It takes a village to create health and wellness. Learn about those in our local village at this monthly program. First guest is Lisa Mack of Lisa’s Thermography and Wellness. Free. RSVP to: http://ow.ly/d7Ap30fF61l. Awakening Wellness, 14 Pine St., Ste 8, Morristown. Questions? Contact 973-479-2229 or hilary@ awakening4wellness.com. Awakening4Wellness. com.
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Stop Smoking with Hypnosis – 6:30-7:30pm. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $60. Kearny High School, 336 Devon St., Kearny. Contact 908-303-7767 or firstname.lastname@example.org. HypnosisNJ.com.
Local Screening of Just One Drop – 6:30pm. Just One Drop is a documentary that tells the little known story of homeopathy: the most controversial system of medicine ever invented. Could this be nature’s most potent medicine? Includes Q&A with award-winning filmmaker Laurel Chiten and Rachel Roberts, CEO of HRI (Homeopathic Research Institute). Clearview Headquarters 10 Theatre in Morristown. Tickets: http://gathr.us/screening/21622. For information: Amy Rozen, The Remedy Center at 973-580-9538. JustOneDropFilm.com.
Lose Weight with Hypnosis – 7:30-8:30pm. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $60. Kearny High School, 336 Devon St., Kearny. Contact 908-3037767 or email@example.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. $60. Kearny High School, 336 Devon St., Kearny. Contact 908-3037767 or firstname.lastname@example.org. HypnosisNJ.com.
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.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam – 9am-12pm. Cost: $25. Waterloo United Methodist Church, JAM Catering Center Waterloo, 525 Waterloo Road, Byram. RSVP: https://sites.google.com/ view/waterloovillageretreat/about?authuser=0. For questions, contact Pastor Tim at pastortimwumc@ msn.com. WaterlooVillageChurch.org.
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PLAN AHEAD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 First Friday Healing Circle – 7-8pm. First Friday Healing Circle led by Gail Belluardo, Licensed Science of Mind practitioner for an hour of affirmative prayer, music, mediation and sacred conversation. Different themes for each group. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-879-6476. email@example.com. CSLMorristown.org.
The Magic 15 – 7-8:30pm. Learn how 15 minutes a day can transform your life with Certified Professional Organizer® and Time Shaman Amara Willey. Amara believes that the clutter in your space reflects the clutter in your head, and that if you organize your space, your life will be more peaceful. Part of the “It takes a village to create health and wellness” monthly program. Free. RSVP to: http://ow.ly/d7Ap30fF61l. Awakening Wellness, 14 Pine St., Ste 8, Morristown. Questions? Contact 973-479-2229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Awakening4Wellness.com.
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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.
Energy Enhancing Blasts of Qigong with Sal Canzoneri – 10am-11am. Energy healing. RSVP by 7pm day prior. Register at 908-879-3937. The Art of the Heart, 44 Main St., Chester. TheArtofTheHeart-Chester.com.
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. email@example.com. CSLMorristown.org. Ecstatic Dance Live! – 11am-12:30pm. First Sunday each month. Come express yourself to the sound of inspired world-beat grooves, in a sacred space for conscious dance and freeform movement. Live music provided by Chuck Wood & Friends. $15. Middle Valley Community Center, Long Valley. ChuckWoodMusic.com. Drum Jam – 3-5pm. Third Sundays. Open to all; beginners to experienced musicians. Some gather for spiritual reasons, others for an opportunity to socialize or try something different. $10 donation. Rest Stop Rejuvenate, 21 Maple Ave., Rockaway. 973-985-7548. RestStopRejuvenate.com. 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. Yoga Impact Community Class – 4:30-5:30pm. Beginner level yoga practice. Free/Donation to Yoga Impact. Purple Om Yoga, 3118 Route 10 West, Denville. 973-343-2848. RSVP and info: PurpleOmYoga.com. Spiritual Discussion Group – 5:50-8:30pm. A variety of topics. $5. RSVP 908-879-3937. TheArtoftheHeart-Chester.com. 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.
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. Reiki Share & Healing Circle – 7-8:30pm. All are welcome. 811 Main St, Boonton, 2nd floor. $10. WhiteLotusHealingCenterNJ.com 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. 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.
Tuesday Mindful Teens – 4:30-5:30pm. Runs 10/3-11/14. Mindful Teens is a workshop providing five onehour sessions, objectives of this course are to provide developmentally appropriate mindfulness tools that foster mental health and wellness and to enhance the capacity for emotional regulation. For Grades 9-12. $250. Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Suite 160, Morristown. 973-9714890. firstname.lastname@example.org. chambercenterforwellbeing.org. ELDOA Spinal Strength for Sport Performance and Injury Support – 6-7pm. ELDOA is a series of static postural exercises that create space in the spinal joints by strengthening the intrinsic spinal muscles to support joint integrity. Great edge for sports or supportive for disc bulges and nerve compression. Specific approach that help and prevent sprains, functional neurology, increase muscle connectivity and lessen stress. $20 per class. Living Fit, 406 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove. 973-433-0445. BKLivingFit.com.
Shamanic Journeys at Neolyth – 7-9pm. Gathering for those who like to explore their Soul connection with Nature and Wisdom, while exploring the symbolic imagery of shamanic dreaming. $10
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Thursday 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.
Wednesday White Oak Center Organic Co-Op – Every other Wednesday. Delivered by Albert’s Organics. Membership $20, then $35 bimonthly. White Oak Center, 33 Woodport Rd., Sparta. For more info, contact Brian Trautz at 973-729-1900 or BTrautz@ WhiteOakCenter.com. Healing Meditations with Rev. Frankie – Noon. Center for Spiritual Living, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Free. 973-539-3333. 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. Meditation & Self-Reliance Classes – 6pm. Learn how to quiet the mind by getting in touch with your Source and truly learn the art of loving yourself. Free. The Peace Within Spa & Holistic Wellness Center. 63 Beaverbrook Rd., Suite 105, Lincoln Park. Nancy@ThePeaceWithinSpa.com. Awaken the Master Within – 6:30-8:30pm. Workshop/Class on Transformation through the Art of Self-Mastery. $25. Portal of Healing, 50 Main Street, Chester. email@example.com. 201841-0358. 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. 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.
Reiki Share & Healing Circle – 10-11:30am. All are welcome. 811 Main St, Boonton, 2nd floor. $10. WhiteLotusHealingCenterNJ.com Qigong with Sal Canzoneri – 10am-11am. Energy healing. RSVP by 7pm day prior. Register at 908879-3937. The Art of the Heart, 44 Main St., Chester. TheArtofTheHeart-Chester.com. Debtors Anonymous Meeting – 5:30-6:30pm. Twelve-step meeting for those dealing with debt, overspending and under-earning. Downstairs Main Bldg. at Redeemer Church, 37 Newton Sparta Rd., Newton. 877-717-3328. NJPada.org. AA Meeting – 7:30pm.St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 70 Maple Ave., Morristown. 973-538-0555. Evening of Prayer and Healing – 7:30-9:30pm. Third Fridays. Join the Universal Healing family to heal all life on this planet and in this solar system, galaxy and universe. Bring finger foods to share. Growing Consciousness, 54 Canfield Rd., Morristown. Free. 973-292-5090. Al-Anon Meeting – 8-9:30pm. Center for Practical Spirituality - Religious Science, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. RSCI.org.
Saturday “Men Who Care” Men’s Meeting – 8:30-10am. First Saturdays. 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown.973-539-3114. Rsci.org. Spiritual Cinema – 7pm. 2nd Saturdays. Free. Center for Spiritual Living, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3333. CSLMorristown.org. 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. 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. 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.
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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 wellbeing enrichment. He uses a holistic approach to coaching clients of all ages. See ad on page 38.
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.
FROME PHYSICAL THERAPY
David Frome PT, L.Ac, Adv. Rolfer Rebekah Frome PTA, LMT, Adv. Practitioner of Structural Integration Asbury Park, Montclair and Matawan, NJ FromePT.com • 973-509-8464 Strong grounding in Western medicine and deep commitment to holistic health. We offer Five Element Acupuncture and The Rolfing Technique of Structural Integration. Specialties include: reproductive health and fertility (men and women), environmental health, sports injuries, low back and neck pain, cancer and post-surgical recovery, pediatric developmental disabilities and Rolfing for babies and children. We also offer Austin Air cleaners, a highly effective air quality solution. Call us for a free consultation.
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 25.
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 17.
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 9.
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 14.
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.
MASSAGE THERAPY FROM THE HEART MASSAGE
Jonnie Lester 3118 Route 10 West, Denville, NJ (in Purple Om Yoga) 973-270-7549 email@example.com From The Heart Massage is owned and operated by Jonnie Lester, a LMT with the state of NJ. She has certifications in PreNatal, Facial Training, Barefoot Shiatsu, Rain Drop, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Medical/Trigger Point and Cancer Certification Massage. She also specializes in different modalities of energy therapy such as Reiki and intuitive energy work. See ad on page 29
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 39.
SUSAN RICHTER, RN NUTRITIONIST, CCH, LDHS
Next Level Healing of NJ, Inc., Denville 973-586-0626 • NextLevelHealing.com In addition to being a nurse, Susan is a nutritionist, colon therapist, and digestive health specialist with 31 years experience. Each specialty helps find the source of stress underlying your symptoms. Her counseling includes making the right food choices based on scientific testing, and using enzyme rich whole food supplements. To rid any lingering toxins, she offers closed-system colonics and infrared saunas, which can also help shed weight and ease aches. All holistic methods target restoring normal function and preventing chronic disease. Visit the website for upcoming lectures and time sensitive specials! See ad on page 18.
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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 35.
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THERMOGRAPHY LISA’S THERMOGRAPHY AND WELLNESS
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PROGRESSIVE HOLISTIC DENTAL THERAPIES TRANSFORM QUALITY OF LIFE Patients travel from around the world to experience world class quality, service and expertise Denville is famous for its medical community. So, it’s no surprise that a perfect smile is a must have item in this friendly town. Hand crafting those smiles is the life work of Dr. Steiner and Dr. Fine. Their office’s reputation has spread so far that they now treat patients from around the world; often doing more smile makeovers in a single month that some dentists do in a lifetime. They also offer an amazing alternative for those living with missing teeth. This dramatic advancement in the field of dental implantology now makes it possible for many patients to switch from dentures to permanent implant supported teeth in only a few hours. This new approach can be used to replace a single missing tooth or an entire mouth. Patients leave the office after just one appointment with a beautiful and strong smile. Discomfort is so minimal that most patients eat a light meal that evening. Upon entering the front door you will immediately know that this is no ordinary dental office, because that’s what most people say upon seeing it for the first time. Among the practice’s notable patients are actresses, actors, astronauts, models and TV personalities. However most of the doctor’s patients are everyday people who just want to look their best. Drs. Steiner, Fine and Kwiatkowski have focused their practice on those areas about which they are highly passionate. (After all you wouldn’t ask your family doctor to do heart surgery.) Those areas are Cosmetic Dentistry. Trained at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for advanced dental studies, they have devoted over sixty combined years to perfecting their skills and have placed over 100,000 cosmetic restorations. Their main focus is on CoSMeT IC and FULL MoUTH reCoNSTrUCTIoN cases. This includes Implant Dentistry and Neuromuscular orthodontics, which can avoid unecessary removal of teeth. Many people do not realize that dental problems may be the cause of headaches, migraines, shoulder, back and neck pain, noisy jaw joints and pains in the TMJ. Drs. Steiner, Fine and Kwiatkowski pride themselves in having Morris County’s premier head, neck and jaw pain relief center. Their office also offers a “limited warranty” that provides free repair or replacement of restorative dental work, when a patient’s regular hygiene visits are maintained. This kind of security could only be offered by truly World Class Dentists. This is why their motto is: “Experienced professionals make the difference.” Aesthetic Family Dentistry is pleased to offer Gentle Laser Periodontal Therapy (GLPT) to treat moderate to advanced gum disease, a condition linked to other serious health issues including heart disease and diabetes. This gentle and less invasive superior state-of-the-art procedure eliminates the need for traditional surgery. oral DNA and HPV testing is also available to determine a patient’s periodontal health, as well as detect any possible genetic proclivity toward gum issues.
Aesthetic Family Dentistry, PA 35 West Main Street, Suite 208, Denville, NJ 07834
Alan B. Steiner, DMD • Derek Fine, DMD • Jenni Kwiatkowski, DDS
Published on Oct 21, 2017
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