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Letter from the Publisher

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Vol. 6 No. 2

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he trees are aglow with red and orange flaming leaves, the evening stars are brighter and there’s a chill in the air. With fall in full bloom, so is this edition of North Jersey Woman. Inside you will meet Kerry Glass, founder of Memories Live, a non-profit that helps those facing terminal illness create a movie for family and loved ones that celebrates their life. This issue also offers a roundup of expert advise from some very savvy professionals with solutions and insight in their field of expertise. Mark your calendar for November 6 to attend the semi-annual North Jersey Woman Expo at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The Expo will have something for everyone… massage stations, mini-makeovers, demonstrations, giveaways, shopping—jewelry, clothing, essential oils, chocolate; and back by popular demand, The Spirituality Room. Beginning on page 23 you can see a sneak preview of the vendors that will be attending and what services and/or products they will be showcasing. As with all of our past events, the Expo will benefit Jersey Battered Women’s Services (JBWS), a full service agency that assists victims of domestic violence. Grab your friends and join us at the Expo. I’d love to meet you!


Nancy Carin Graphic Designer Daniel Epstein Staff Photographer Louise Hafesh Jackie Sawyer Christine Maxwell Deborah Schapiro Judi Rothenberg Contributors Pauline Dunberg Vanice Gage Donegan Donna Stanul Amy Schwartz Marketing Specialists Call for information: 973-276-1688 or e-mail: North Jersey Woman is published by Vicinity Marketing Group, 165 Passaic Ave, Suite 107, Fairfield, NJ 07004. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced either in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. Vicinity Marketing Group assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials.


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Educating and advising women in their areas of expertise. Dr. Robin M. Gehrmann Dr. Robin Gehrmann specializes in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. He is currently the Head Team Physician for all of the Rutgers—Newark Athletic Teams. Dr. Gehrmann specializes in the care of athletic injuries requiring arthroscopic or open surgery and continues to publish articles in these areas. His areas of interest include ligament reconstruction, tendon repair and cartilage transplantation.

Karolina Dehnhard Ms. Dehnhard has appeared on radio programs, tv broadcasts and published articles, including co-authoring an article on estate planning and divorce and co-authored a chapter in Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding SameSex Marriage. She has been a featured presenter at numerous women in business events on the topic of Women Protecting their Assets, stressing the importance of financial awareness of women entrepreneurs. Ms. Dehnhard is also an adjunct professor at New York Law School.

Dr. Linda Stone Dr. Linda Stone is a true entrepreneur and was at the forefront of women in dentistry when she began her career in 1982. She was quick to see the need for a new kind of dentist, a doctor empathetic and compassionate enough to work with patients who experience significant stress and anxiety when visiting the dentist. Her office provides state-of-the-art techniques and changes patients’ lives one smile at a time. She loves giving patients “the smile of their dreams.”

Ariella Cianni Ariella Cianni, one of the talented stylists at Shag86 of Little Falls, she has trained with professionals with industry leaders such as Goldwell, Wella, Arrojo, Redken, Paul Mitchell and many others. “I still continue my education to this day,” she says, “and look forward to learning new things every time I go for training.”

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#Hashtag Tips...Trends...Obsessions

11 Inside Plastic Surgery with Dr Scott Spiro 13 Cooperman Family Pavilion Ushers in New Era of FamilyCentered Care 15 Resources to Help You Stick to Your Goals 16 Is Your Life in Balance? Daily Health Habits to Consider

17 One-on-One Teaching An Alternative to Traditional Schooling

19 Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry: Lives Forever Changed 20 Kerry Glass: Creating Legacies of Love

23 North Jersey Woman Expo Exhibitor Preview 30 Eliminate Dentistry Phobia with Dr. Linda Stone 31 Writing the Next Chapter After Divorce 32 Fall Trends in Hair Care 33 Are you a Candidate for Cartilage Transplantation Surgery? What you Need to Know About Treatment and Recover

34 The Luxe Life—Fall Fashion


36 Finding Serenity A Great Escape in Bucks County

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Tips…Trends… OBSESSIONS By Judi Rothenberg

Fun with Robots From Rosie the Robot in The Jetsons to R2D2 in Star Wars, kids have been fascinated with robots. Now, instead of just watching them on the screen, kids can have a hands-on experience with them. At Robot Revolution in Summit, kids from grades 3-12 can learn how to build and program robots and compete in robotic competitions.

Scan and Repeat We all love to look at photos but a massive collection of photo albums and boxes (and boxes) of loose pictures takes up too much space! On the next rainy day or while you’re watching TV, get a handle on the clutter. For albums, try Hammacher Schlemmer’s Rapid Photo Album Scanner. The device turns photos into digital images without having to remove them from an album, even if they are under a plastic sleeve. For loose photos, the answer could be in the palm of your hand. There are many apps for both Android and iPhones that are available for less than $10– and many are free. Some of the most popular are Google’s PhotoScan (free but limited features), Photomyne (scan multiple photos at a time, $4.99) and Evernote Scannable (scans all types of documents as well as photos, free).

Sweet, Savory & Social Whether you want to gather some friends to share a Tapas of S’mores, Milk + Cookies and Dessert Kebabs or a savory plate of Buffalo Cauliflower Bites; Roasted Beets + Herbed Goat Cheese, Vanillamore Dessert Kitchen is Montclair’s newest hang-out spot. The inventive concept, cooked up by CIA-trained pastry chef/owner, Risa Magid Boyer, brings foodies together around a 12-seat U-shaped table for a bite and entertains with a six-screen video installation along side works by local artists.


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Red-y for Something New? The eternal symbol of love, a bouquet of red roses, gets a dramatic new look, courtesy of Venus Et Fleur Eternity. The striking presentation of red roses in a black box, is just one of their modern looks. These are real roses that can last up to a year because of an innovative treatment process. File this away for Valentine’s Day!

Curry in a Hurry Rotisserie chicken, a staple go-to item in most grocery stores, is the cornerstone of many quick dinners. The combination of red curry paste, coconut milk and peanut butter, turn a basic protein into a tasty international dish.

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1/4 cup canned, unsweetened coconut milk 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons red curry paste 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1-2 tablespoons hot water

1 cup Uncle Ben’s Flavor Infusions Roasted Chicken 1 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken 1 cup shredded carrots 1 cup sliced pea pods 1 cup sliced red pepper 1 avocado, pitted and sliced 4-6 red radishes, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts 2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Dressing: In small glass bowl, stir together coconut milk, peanut butter, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, red curry paste, cayenne pepper and hot water; set aside. Heat oven to 375 F. In large, re-sealable plastic bag, mix together coconut milk, ginger, garlic powder, crushed red pepper and lime extract. Add shrimp; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 15-30 minutes. Remove shrimp from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. In center of large, shallow, foil-lined baking pan, arrange shrimp in single layer. In large bowl, toss vegetable noodles and oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat well. Spread noodles around shrimp in pan. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until shrimp turn pink and are cooked through and noodles are tender. Serve shrimp over vegetable noodles. Cook rice according to package instructions. Makes about 3 1/2 cups. In center of individual plates, place about 1 cup rice. Arrange chicken, carrots, pea pods, red pepper, avocado, radishes, peanuts and green onions around rice then drizzle with dressing. Fall 2017 9

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cott Spiro, MD, FACS, Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body contouring, facial aesthetic surgery, and breast cancer reconstruction. He employs Concepts of Careful Individualized Planning and Professional Artistic Background to obtain the most aesthetic results possible for each patient. A fixture in West Orange for 21 years, Dr. Spiro’s office is located at 101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 510 in West Orange, across the street from Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and includes a seven-person staff with two full-time RNs and a full-time aesthetician.

What do you like best about being a plastic surgeon? I enjoy establishing relationships with patients and helping them achieve their goals. It is also rewarding to know I am making a difference in my patient’s breast cancer management through reconstruction. Making a positive impact in my patient’s lives is very gratifying. I especially like that I can do all of this while blending art, science, and technical skills.

What are the most asked about and performed procedures in your office? The most asked about procedures include: Mommy Makeover, Facial Rejuvenation, Eyelid, and Facelift; Revision Breast Surgery from Previous Mastectomy Reconstruction or Previous Cosmetic Breast Surgery; Breast Augmentation; Liposuction; and Rhinoplasty.

What does a “Mommy Makeover” comprise and what is the reason women want this procedure?

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When doing a Mommy Makeover, I look to restore a woman’s body after child bearing. The goal is to reverse the atrophy and/or sag of breasts, and weakening of the abdominal wall with skin excess or laxity. The combination asked for most often is abdominoplasty and repair of abdominal wall (diastasis/hernias) combined with breast augmentation, lift, reduction and sometimes liposuction and even buttock fat grafting. Fall 2017 11




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aint Barnabas Medical Center, a flagship facility of RWJBarnabas Health, unveiled a soaring, five-story, 241,000 square-foot addition to the Livingston medical center on September 6. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, renowned for its high-quality clinical care and medical services, received a $25 million gift from Leon and Toby Cooperman, which provided the catalyst for the construction of the vast expansion to the medical center, named the Cooperman Family Pavilion. “The extraordinary Cooperman Family Pavilion exemplifies the remarkable care that is provided at this award-winning medical center,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health. The beautiful, natural light-infused building reflects evidence-based approaches to promoting healing and improving care. The pavilion encompasses 114 new private rooms; an expansive 56-bassinet Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU); many of the outpatient diagnostic services; a central registration area; and a same-day surgery suite. A new, threestory parking garage also has been built to accommodate more than 400 vehicles. Patients, family members, community members, physicians and staff all provided their suggestions and input design details include curb-free showers to prevent falls, acoustical materials to

lessen noise and hybrid operating suites that allow surgeons to transfer easily from minimally invasive to open procedures. The NICU has a series of single rooms in a pod design that allows families to bond with their baby within a few steps of nearby medical staff. There is also two new family rooms that offer parents the opportunity to “sleep over” and care for their baby within the hospital environment prior to their discharge. For more information on the Cooperman Family Pavilion, visit For more on Saint Barnabas Medical Center, please visit

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aking goals and achieving them is difficult without direction or the advice of experts. Luckily, there are plenty of great resources to help, no matter what you are trying to accomplish.Here are three books that can help you stick to your goals.

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From quinoa and chia seeds to spinach and pomegranate, “Super Clean Super Foods” is a colorfully illustrated, comprehensive guide that shows readers how to incorporate unfamiliar ingredients into everyday dishes. The book explores the incredible health properties of each super food and includes tips on how to maximize its health benefits, allowing readers to work toward specific goals. For instance, you can create a food plan to boost energy, have a healthier pregnancy, limit jetlag, reduce aging, and more.

Whether you are seeking improvement in your career, relationships, or in your overall performance, “Success: The Psychology of Achievement,” can help equip you with the tools you need to drive yourself toward success using proven psychological strategies and expert advice. From positive thinking to worklife balance to learning how to say “no,” the lessons in this dynamic infographic guide, authored by an organizational psychologist, are tailored to your personal situation through questionnaires and selfanalysis exercises.

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“I have worked in education for 25 years and I have never met a group of teachers more willing to put children first…”


usion Academy is a revolutionary private middle and high school where positive relationships unlock academic potential. We are a non-traditional community of learning with the smallest class size possible: one student and one teacher per classroom. This allows us to personalize and customize curriculum for each student’s unique strengths, interests, and learning style. We are also able to personalize scheduling; students may enroll at any time (even during the summer) and take classes at a time of day that works best for them. Our supportive staff and campus environment provide a safe space for students to flourish emotionally, socially, and academically. It includes a state-of-the-art recording studio and a mixed-media art studio for students to express their creativity. Our Homework Café® is where students complete all their homework before they leave for the day with help and supervision from a teacher. Classes are offered at three levels: essential, college prep, and honors. From algebra to yoga and everything in between, we have over 250 classes to choose from. Students can enroll full-time, take classes for credit, or utilize our tutoring services. In addition to academics, we partner with outside therapeutic professionals to support students’ emotional health and help foster a balanced life.

– Melissa, a parent at our Princeton, NJ campus While it’s impossible to put our students into categories, we generally serve students with the following backgrounds: ADHD, accelerated/gifted learners, dyslexia, mild learning differences, social challenges, school anxiety, or students with challenging schedules. Students who attend Fusion have one thing in common: traditional school isn’t working. Fusion has four campuses in the state of New Jersey: Fusion Englewood, Fusion Montclair, Fusion Morristown, and Fusion Princeton. wMelissa, a parent at our Princeton, NJ campus, says, “I have worked in education for 25 years and I have never met a group of teachers more willing to put children first. Theo has blossomed into a young man I only dreamed I might someday meet. You are all helping him heal and that is allowing my whole family to heal.” Connect with us at to learn more and speak with a Director of Admissions and Outreach. Fall 2017 17

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he New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry in West Caldwell knows that a beautiful smile makes a lasting impression. Now in its 25th year, Joseph DalBon, DMD, its founder, has established a successful dental practice with more than 2,000 patients. Remaining true to the original mission, DalBon states, “Every patient is important and we take the time to ensure the best possible treatment.”

Women make up approximately 60 percent of the patients. Soft tissue treatments are popular among women and may prevent ailments that affect women in different stages of life. Periodontal treatment is paramount for pregnant women. “Gum disease in pregnant women can lead to lower birth weight of babies,” explains DalBon. “Women also need gum care to lessen or to alleviate problems of heart disease and diabetes.”

While the patient’s care remains a top priority, cutting edge technology and dental treatment ensures minimal pain and lessens anxiety among patients. Sedation dentistry helps with these patient concerns. Dental work is completed while the patient sleeps. A Board-Certified Anesthesiologist is utilized to administer safely the anesthesiology to patients.

Cosmetic dentistry is in demand as women return to the workforce or establish new relationships. Patients find the procedures life affirming. The confidence inspired by beautiful, healthy teeth can change a patient’s entire outlook on life. Remarks DalBon, “Lives are forever changed after receiving proper dental care.”

In addition, laser dentistry lessens pain and fear during treatment. One of the foremost dental laser specialists in the nation, DalBon uses this tool to replace the use of dental drills and needles. “I have not used a needle on a child patient for a cavity in over ten years,” he says. After effects are minimal, and adults may return to work immediately without the numbness caused by needles. Cosmetic dentistry is a large part of the practice. Invisalign orthodontics gently aligns the teeth without the use of obvious wires and brackets. Similarly, patients may choose teeth whitening procedures, porcelain veneers, and other toothenhancing treatments. “Teeth whitening is the most effective way to remove years from a patients’ appearance,” he says.

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CREATING LEGACIES OF LOVE And on that foundation, Memories Live, a registered 501c3 non-profit, was born.

By Louise B. Hafesh, photography by Dan Epstein


n 2010 after learning that a local woman had passed away from cancer, leaving behind her husband and two young children ages 2 and 4, Millburn resident Kerry Glass had a nagging thought: “It struck me that her kids would never know the sound of their mom’s voice, her mannerisms, or her stories,” recalls the former art therapist, who holds a BA in Art focusing on photography and videography, a minor in psychology and a masters in Art Therapy. At the time, with her youngest just about school age, Glass was planning to go back to work at a local nursing home. “I thought to myself, maybe I can put my talents together to create something that would make a lasting memory for those left behind by such a tragedy.”

“I believe that everyone has a story, but not everyone has the means as to how to share it,” says Glass. It turns out she had the precise background to do just that. Influenced by Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University professor who had pancreatic cancer and video taped a “Last Lecture” that was turned into a book, she explains: “He not only wrote his story, he shared and had it filmed so his family could see, hear and read his words of wisdom whenever they wanted to. It was a lasting legacy for his loved ones that inspired me to assist those who wanted to share their stories and leave a legacy, too.”

“I believe that everyone has a story, but not everyone has the means as to how to share it.” --Kerry Glass


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From Concept to Reality… Spurred to action, Glass hired a lawyer and never looked back. “First, I had to create a name, a logo and a brochure. It was hard to find the right wording, but somehow it all came together,” she says. From there, the not-so-easy task of finding patrons took precedence. That came by way of a friend and board member whose mother-in-law was battling liver cancer and agreed to be her first client. “Once I filmed her and had a sample movie, it was a go,” Glass remembers, and with prototype in hand, she turned her attention to promotion by securing a meeting with Overlook Hospital. “There I was with my iPad and a few brochures ready to share the Memories Live story,” she explains. “I also went from hospital to hospital, hospice to hospice. Each place gave me more names of places and private practitioners I should talk to.” Thinking back on those days, Glass divulges, “When I started, I thought, ‘I’ll give this one year.’ Either I’ll have one year of failure and learn a lot, or I’ll succeed and keep going. The first year I filmed 12 people and now Memories Live averages 20-25 clients a year. So here I am 7 years later having filmed nearly 150 individuals.”

And just how does that process work? As Glass puts it, “At no cost to the families (Memories Live is supported by a fundraiser, grants and donations), we help those facing terminal illnesses to create a movie that celebrates their life, and what makes them who they are.” Logistically, patrons respond to an e-mail questionnaire, after which as most are very ill, Glass follows up with a one-time filming session. “It is sometimes both mentally and physically exhausting and at the same time uplifting,” she divulges. “I’m humbled that strangers let me into their lives at such a fragile stage; entrust in me to create this legacy for them. Given the opportunity to share personal & family history and memorable anecdotes, it is cathartic. Some read stories and poems, play or sing songs, others share recipes, advice, life lessons, and more.” Explaining that each movie is as different as is each individual, Glass concludes: “In the blink of an eye lives can be put in turmoil and uprooted. One day your life is normal and the next day you have a terminal illness. Knowing that I can do something for someone while they are experiencing this tragic phase of life gives me a purpose. I’ve learned to appreciate all I have, my health & family, much more. Memories Live

Kerry and Neil Glass

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AT THE EXPO: Your new favorite drink awaits you at the expo! Try samples of BOM BOM’s Coco Mochanut and learn where you can buy the delicious product.

Caldwell University

120 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-618-3000

Adult Care Advisors

510 Route 9 North, Suite 2, Manalapan 732-792-6407

Adult Care Advisors offers free advice and assistance to help seniors throughout the tri-state area & Florida locate the most appropriate care services. They strive to ensure that you are informed about the full range of resources available.

AT THE EXPO: Speak to the Adult Care Advisors team, who will be providing resources and information on senior care, along with giveaways, at their booth.

Caldwell University serves 2300 students and offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. The 70-acre campus is located in Caldwell, New Jersey, 20-miles west of New York City.

AT THE EXPO: Looking to expand your education? Visit Caldwell University’s expo booth and learn about their bachelor and graduate degree and certificate programs.

Celestina Ando Photography, LLC 7 Park St, Suite 202, Montclair 201-381-0180

AFC Urgent Care

464 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite C West Orange 973-669-5900

The AFC Urgent Care Center in West Orange, NJ provides walk-in extendedhour access to medical care for acute illnesses and injuries ranging from cuts to bruises, sprains to fractures, coughs to colds. AFC Urgent Care is recognized for advanced patient care provided by expert physicians and staff, particularly in the areas of urgent care and occupational medicine.

AT THE EXPO: Make your health a priority– visit AFC Urgent Care’s booth to find out about their Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine services, and have your blood pressure checked.

Celestina Ando is a contemporary portrait and wedding photographer with a boutique studio in Montclair, NJ. Celestina offers pampering and professional make-over and loves creating empowering experiences for her clients. She will have you see yourself in a new light.

AT THE EXPO: Feel gorgeous with touch ups from make-up artist Julianna Ruiz (co-owner of As You Wish Brides). Celestina will be offering a discounted session fee only available at the expo, and will raffle a make-over and portrait session for two with a $100 credit.

Change Your Attitude Change Your Life (CYACYL) Joan Herrmann

Aura Photography

28 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-974-9800

Aura Photography Center readings by Mrs. June, an advisor known for her honesty and integrity. She can tell you your problems without asking a single question.

CYACYL is a lifestyle brand that provides tools needed for personal and professional growth, improved health and well-being, and self-empowerment. CYACYL consists of a radio show, magazine, events, and more. CYACYL guests and contributors are some of the most inspirational and influential people in the world!

AT THE EXPO: Looking to have your aura read? Sign up for a reading with Mrs. June in the Spirituality Room– she will take your picture and read your aura from your photo.

AT THE EXPO: Meet and greet CYACYL founder, radio host, motivational speaker, author and publisher, Joan Herrmann. Learn from Joan about self-empowerment, the mind-body connection, and strategies to help you manage transition.

Bark & Truffle

Claremont Distilled Spirits 25 Commerce Road, Fairfield 973-227-7027

Bark & Truffle founder Judith Antelman loves pure chocolate. She has been crafting handmade truffles for more than 15 years. Bark & Truffle offers vegan, organic Fair Trade dark chocolate bark and truffles. Business & holiday gifts, birthday parties, special events.

Their world class spirits are proudly made from Jersey produce– potatoes for their vodka, corn for their moonshine, and blueberries and peaches for their flavored products.

AT THE EXPO: If you have a sweet tooth, you will want to stop here! Try samples of mouthwatering chocolate and buy truffles or bark to take home with you.


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AT THE EXPO: Sample Claremont Vodka– blueberry, peach flavored and regular; and NJD Whiskey– unaged corn, apple pie, and flaming SINamon.

College of St. Elizabeth

Dolce Federica

The College of St. Elizabeth offers a variety of programs for undergraduate, continuing studies, and graduate programs. Their Continued Studies and Graduate programs offer flexibility, meeting the needs of adult learners. With Ed. Choice, you can choose how to learn and earn your degree and switch weekly from online or on campus.

Chef-owner Federica, a local mom and Montclair resident, creates hand-crafted chocolate bonbons with rich and intense flavors inspired by her home country, Italy. Flavors such as Limoncello, espresso, olive oil, aged balsamic, basil and Nutella are made in small batches, using high-quality European chocolate, superior and fresh ingredients – and no preservatives. She also creates custom orders for holiday events, showers, wedding favors and corporate parties. Dolce Federica is the recipient of the Best of Essex award and a Grand Jury Finalist at The International Chocolate Awards.

2 Convent Road, Morristown 973-290-4000

AT THE EXPO: College of St. Elizabeth offers so many options for continued education. Drop by their booth to learn all about their various Continued Studies and Graduate programs.

Crystal Clear Energies

1425 Broad Street, Clifton 201-615-0960

Roxanne D’Angelo is the founder of Crystal Clear Energies and is a certified Crystal Master Healer of multiple energy healing modalities, supporting natural healing of the body, mind and spirit. She is an Intuitive Feng Shui and Space Clearing Consultant, clearing discordant energies, creating harmony and balance while aligning her clients with good fortune.

AT THE EXPO: Roxanne will be in the Spirituality Room for Reiki healing—be sure to sign up.

CycleBar Livingston

277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston

CycleBar is a luxury boutique fitness studio offering premium indoor cycling. CycleBar calms minds, elevates spirits, and revives senses no matter where you are on your fitness journey. The professional staff takes care of every detail so all riders have to do is show up, clip in, and ride. Amenities include complimentary snacks, cycling shoes, secure lockers, and high-end shower products along with many other conveniences. The low-impact, high-intensity nature of a CycleBar ride delivers cardiovascular benefits that aid weight reduction, reduce blood pressure, improve diabetes control, increase overall strength, and bolster active recovery.

AT THE EXPO: The newly opened CycleBar Livingston is joining the expo for the first time! Head over to their booth to watch a ride demonstration, get giveaways for your Swag Bag, and find out how you can sign up for classes.

Diamond Cuts Salon and Spa

492 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-5000

Diamond Cuts Salon & Spa is a competitively priced Full Service Unisex Hair Salon that also offers imported jewelry, clothing, and products. They specialize in color, cuts, and waxing. Their mission in participating in the Woman’s Expo is to support and bring awareness to JBWS.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by Diamond Cuts’ booth for demonstrations on the trendiest hairstyles of the season, from cuts to colors. With giveaways and more, you’ll walk away loving your hair.

Discovery Wellness Center

26 Madison Ave, Morristown 862-242-3500

Discovery Wellness Center is a mental health agency specializing in children and families as well as adults. They have experts in all areas including special education, substance abuse, grief, trauma and couples counseling. They offer medication management with on-site MD as well as neuropsychological testing.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the great services that Discovery Wellness Center offers for children and families, and enter for a chance to win a gift basket in their raffle.

Montclair 973-865-1570

AT THE EXPO: Sample Federica’s flavorful Italian-inspired truffles. Buy a box as the perfect gift for the chocolate-lover in your life.

doTERRA International

Helene Graziano Wellness Advocate & Certified Aromatherapist

A high quality premium line of essential oils used by individuals and health-care professionals alike, doTERRA offers products that are naturally safe, purely effective, and infused with CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, including personal care and spa products, nutritional supplements, and healthy living products.

AT THE EXPO: Are you concerned about all those side affects from using over-the-counter and Rx drugs? Have you ever wondered if there’s a better, safer way to take care of your family’s health? Stop by to receive your FREE iTOVi health and wellness scan and take home a personalized scientific report of exactly what your body needs to guide you to a better, healthier you!

Dr. Shari Sperling Katz

222 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park 973-800-1948

Dr. Sperling Katz is a board certified dermatologist specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology. She offers CoolSculpting, Botox, fillers, lasers, peels and much more.

AT THE EXPO: Visit Dr. Sperling Katz’s table for samples, information on medical and cosmetic dermatology, and the chance to win a raffle.


9 Broadway #30, Denville 973-343-2852 is an online pro shop for women, offering a wide selection of stylish clothing, accessories and gear from top designers and brands that blend fashion, sport and style. Follow #TeamGolf4Her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for what’s trending in women’s golf. Retail showroom located in Denville.

AT THE EXPO: Ladies who love to golf will want to head over to Golf4Her’s table. Shop clothing, gear, gifts, and accessories that will add plenty of style to your closet.

Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-533-6100

Hand and Stone offers professional Massage, Facial and Hair Removal tailored to your individual needs. They are open seven days a week with extended hours so you can look and feel your best, affordably.

AT THE EXPO: Allow yourself to relax with Hand & Stone Massage, who will be giving 10 minute chair massages.

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Home Sweet Home

Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS)

Home Sweet Home, a specialty retail shop owned by Janice Cocchi, features antique and vintage furnishings, home décor, lighting, and giftware; while specializing in custom paint and design. Janice and her team are also available for scheduled in-home cabinetry projects.

A full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. Their services include a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children’s services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterers’ intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; and professional training, education, and youth prevention programs.

27 Main St, Madison 973-635-6377

24-Hour Helpline, 973-267-4763

AT THE EXPO: Home Sweet Home will make you feel at home at the expo. View their display of painted furniture, shop decorative items, learn more about the store, and enter to win a gift certificate.

Jersey Spirits Distilling Co.

1275 Bloomfield Ave, Building 7 Unit 40B, Fairfield 973-227-5333

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield 3 Penn Central Railroad, Newark 1-800-355-BLUE

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey offers a medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance products and services. Look out for their Blue to You van as they travel the state educating consumers and members on health care.

AT THE EXPO: Speak with a respresentative and learn about Horizon’s products and services, have your photo taken at their photo booth, and receive a free gift

Jack’s Seafood Shack

Jersey Spirits Distilling Co. is New Jersey’s award winning premier Craft Distillery. Their mission is to create smooth and flavorful products, the purest way possible. They make Vodka, Rum, Gin, Bourbon, Whiskey and specialty spirits locally in Fairfield, NJ, and also offer a tasting room and tour for anyone that would like to stop in.

AT THE EXPO: Enjoy a tasting of Jersey Spirits Distilling Co.’s flavorful products, including Vodka, Rum, Gin, Bourbon, Whiskey, and their fall-inspired Jersey Apple and Pumpkin Hooch.

Kearny Bank

718 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-893-5283

120 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 800-273-3406

AT THE EXPO: Chow down on some seafood comfort foods– visit Jack’s Seafood Shack’s table for yummy free samples.

By providing a superior level of service, Kearny Bank hopes to earn your long-term loyalty and become your financial partner for many years to come. Whether it is a loan request, information about a deposit product or assistance with one of our other financial services, they pledge to respond quickly, professionally and in a manner that puts your needs first. For Today. For Tomorrow.

JAG Physical Therapy

AT THE EXPO: Learn all about Kearny Bank’s complete loan, saving, and checking accounts, grab giveaways for your Swag Bag, and enter to win a gift set.

Maine lobster is such a delicacy– it’s delicious and simple, but you can’t vacation in Maine every day! Luckily, Jack’s Seafood Shack brings delicious lobster and other seafood favorites to Montclair.

622 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange 973-669-0078

JAG Physical Therapy is a privately owned, comprehensive outpatient orthopedic physical therapy company with 17 facilities throughout New Jersey and New York. JAG Physical Therapy has a unique, care-first model of rehabilitation and has been viewed as the “Gold Standard” of Physical Therapy, delivering the best possible outcomes for patients and helping them reach their goals and needs.

AT THE EXPO: Talk to the experts at JAG, who will be available to answer any questions you have about injuries or pains. Get ready for giveaways and a raffle basket of JAG Gear and sports tickets.

La Divinata

40 Gifford Ave, #4E, Jersey City 201-985-1702

Ranked “#1 Psychic in New York City” by GigMasters, La Divinata has been sharing insights at hundreds of events for 20 years. Through tarot cards, palm readings, handwriting analysis, numerology, and tea leaf readings, Vera seeks to provide useful insight– not fluff.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by for a free reading from Vera, with a choice of tarot cards (have a situation or question in mind), palm reading (overview of the whole life), or handwriting analysis (letters can speak louder than words!).

JCC MetroWest

Leon & Toby Cooperman Building, Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

Leaf Saltzman

310 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-808-9500

JCC MetroWest has been at the center of its community for over 130 years, bringing people together while providing educational, social, cultural and fitness programs. They offer a fitness center, swimming pools, Nursery, Pre-school and Kindergarten, summer camps, and a variety of workshops, classes, and programs.

AT THE EXPO: See for yourself why JCC MetroWest is the center of its community. Learn about their fitness center and their many other offerings.


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Leaf Saltzman LLC is a full service CPA firm with offices in Fairfield, NJ & New York City. Founded over 50 years ago, the foundation of their practice is built on personal relationships with our clients and strong support for the local community. They provide the finest auditing, accounting, tax and management advisory services possible.

AT THE EXPO: Head over to the Leaf Saltzman table to talk to the team about their wide variety of accounting services, and find some giveaway items!

Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting

Jason Sponzilli 973-241-3008

Jason Sponzilli, a master lighting designer, is the owner-operator of the Lighthouse® Outdoor Lighting franchise located in Morristown, NJ. As a member of the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP), Jason’s passion is made obvious with every project he delivers. No matter your budget Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting of Morristown has a solution for you.

AT THE EXPO: Meet Jason Sponzilli and learn about the lighting services available for your home.


Linda Mitchell 50 Tice Blvd, Suite 340, Woodcliff Lake 201-788-9318

Linda Mitchell, a certified Path Alignment Coach, is the founder of LIVING INSPIRED Coaching. She has been practicing in the coaching and healing arts for over 20 years, empowering people to move through life’s many transitions with ease and grace. Linda creates a safe space for busy people to define, create, and LIVE INSPIRED lives through her unique Reinvention Program. Learn how to reclaim balance, better health, and find more time for the next significant step on your unique life path, to create and truly live the life you deserve.

AT THE EXPO: Sign up for an Akashic Record with Linda Mitchell in the Spirituality Room

Livingston Family Orthodontics

201 S Livingston Ave, Suite 2B, Livingston 973-758-8926

Livingston Family Orthodontics is a modern boutique practice specializing in braces and Invisalign. Their mission is to provide patients with the highest quality orthodontic care available in a considerate, personable, and comfortable atmosphere.

AT THE EXPO: The team at Livingston Family Orthodontics will tell you everything you need to know about orthodontic treatments for the entire family, from children to adults. Find giveaway items and enter to win a gift basket.

Longevity Pilates

35 Fairview Ave, Verona 973-632-0830

Longevity Pilates is a boutique studio offering private, duet and small group instruction. Their teachers have over 100 years combined experience. Their truly private sessions and small group classes, only 4 people maximum, put them a step above the rest. At Longevity the focus is always on you!

AT THE EXPO: Get fit with Longevity Pilates! Learn about the Pilates studio, watch demonstration exercises on their Pilates Chair and Arc, and try your luck at winning a raffle or free pilates session.

Lure Lash

416 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-783-5274

Lure Lash is New Jersey’s premier eyelash extensions salon! They specialize in individual eyelash extensions. You can expect to find the highest quality eyelash extension service and lash stylists. Let Lure Lash help you transform your eyes one Lash at a time!

AT THE EXPO: Have you ever wondered how you would look with a beautiful, full set of lashes? Meet with the Lure Lash stylists and enter to win a raffle for a full set of lashes.


Heidi Lerner 973-879-3645

Their products are designed to solve beauty problems. Makeup Eraser is a cloth that removes makeup with just water. They also have a line of skin care, pro line of cosmetics, beauty tools, bath and body line and more.

AT THE EXPO: Heidi Lerner will demonstrate the amazing Makeup Eraser and tell you all about MUELIFESTYLE’s other products and brands. Enter to win a Mini Makeup Eraser at her table.

Mark and Julie’s Handmade Ice Cream 476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-731-6011

If you love ice cream you’re really in for a treat. Mark and Julie’s has all kinds of frozen treats; from the real thing to low fat. no fat, sugar free, etc. Home of the best coffe ice cream! Tofutti, too!

AT THE EXPO: Ice cream lovers, make your way over to Mark and Julie’s table for samples of their wonderful, handmade flavors of ice cream, straight out of West Orange!

Mary Kay Cosmetics Linda Schulz 201-303-0148

Women everywhere want products that deliver results. At Mary Kay, Inc., an expert team of scientists uses the most advanced skin care technology available to ensure that consumers get what they want: innovative products they can believe in at a price they can afford.

AT THE EXPO: Linda Schulz will demonstrate how to brighten up your look with Mary Kay’s incredible products. Win giveaway prizes and pick up samples!

The Mavins Group

630 Prospect Ave, Westfield 908-233-6200

The Mavins Group can help you buy or sell your house, organize and declutter, stage your home, or modify your existing living space. They can handle all the logistics and are dedicated to making your move, transition, and home sale seamless and comfortable — every step of the way — with sensitivity and professionalism.

AT THE EXPO: Visit the Mavins Group’s table to discuss their services and learn how they can aid you and your home.

Mecca Integrated Medical Center The Spa at Mecca

333 U.S. 6 West, Building A Suite 135, Fairfield 973-943-4300

The Spa at Mecca is dedicated to providing the best quality care to their clients. They offer many services such as: massage, facials, chemical peels, Botox, fillers, waxing, laser hair removal and a medically supervised weight loss program. They strive to help clients look and feel beautiful!

AT THE EXPO: Talk to the team about their services and products, enter to win a gift basket, and relax with a mini facial or massage.

Metro Hypnosis Center

550 Kinderkamack Road #127, Oradell 201-477-0265

Mary Battaglia is a Certified Clinical Hypnosis Practioner and the founder of Metro Hypnosis Center in Oradell, NJ. She has over 500 hours of hypnosis training. She is also a sound practioner and blends tibetan bowls and sound instruments into her practice.

AT THE EXPO: Don’t miss out on anything in the Spirituality Room, including live hypnosis sessions from Mary Battaglia.

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PREVIEW Organic Vintages

877-644-8090 |

They are a team of highly skilled physical occupational therapists that strives to help senior citizens restore their physical well-being. Their services are rendered at patients’ homes and are covered by most insurances, including Medicare Part B.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the in-home services that Morano Rehabilitation offers, and enter to win a Starbucks gift card.

My Time Fitness, LLC

Organic Vintages are purveyors of expectional organic wines from around the world. They are proud to offer fine wines made from 100% organically grown grapes with no or low sulfites added– without the pesticides, sulfites and other chemicals.

AT THE EXPO: Treat yourself by sampling a variety of Organic Vintages’ best organic wines.

973-896-9263 |

Carolyn Mastrangelo helps men and women of all skill levels, aged 15 to 85, reach their fitness goals, making them feel better, look better, and be better for themselves, their families and their friends.

Plant Nite

Katherine Tozduman 908-380-3137

AT THE EXPO: Talk to My Time Fitness, LLC owner Carolyn Mastrangelo about nutrition, fitness, and personal training and learn how she can help you reach your fitness goals.

New Jersey Urology

Plant Nite is invading local bars and restaurants across Northern NJ with a new way to go out, have fun, and feel good. It’s everything a great nite should be—friends, drinks, and laughter. Plus, you’ll create a succulent-filled terrarium, along with the memory of a unique nite out.

225 Millburn Ave, Millburn 973-218-9400 |

AT THE EXPO: See for yourself why Plant Nite is becoming a huge hit! Have a look at their terrariums, take a spin at their prize wheel, and learn about upcoming events, fundraisers, and how you can plan a private event.

AT THE EXPO: Say hello to the dynamic team at New Jersey Urology! They will show video presentation of female sexual issues, and educate on and answer issues regarding female sexual dysfunction.

The Peace Within Spa

Dr. Stuart Shoengold focuses on female and male sexual dysfunction. Treatment options include: O-Shot, Orgasm Disorders, Low Desire Arousal Disorders, Urinary Incontinence, Hormone Therapy, Sex Therapy and Painful Sex Issues.

Nini Felini

275 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 2, Caldwell 298 Bloomfield Ave, Verona

Jewelry designer Jeannine Dacardi of Nini Felini creates unique and beautiful pieces of jewelry. Her current line includes pieces cast in white metal and plated in gold and silver. She also sells other items including candles, handbags, and antiques.

AT THE EXPO: Jeannine’s jewelry collections and other products will be on display and for sale. Pick up jewelry pieces for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

Nancy and Mercedes Barrett of The Peace Within Spa are a mother and daughter team dedicated to bringing love, light, and information into the planet. They are both certified Reiki Masters, Reconnective Healing Practitioners, Massage Therapists, Certified Holistic Manual Lymphatic Therapists, Holistic Health Counselors and Certified Angel Card Readers.

AT THE EXPO: It’s a family affair! Meet with Nancy and Mercedes in the Spirituality Room for Angel Card readings.

Rare, The Steakhouse 440 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-6699


549 Pompton Ave., Suite 7, Cedar Grove 609-308-2530 |

Established in 1978, this organization encourages and supports business ownership by women, offering myriad opportunities for networking, collaboration, education, leadership, professional development, and mentoring. Monthly networking events are held in each of its 6 regions across the state, along with 3 annual statewide conferences/expos.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the benefits of becoming a member of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners.

Rare, The Steakhouse is all about steak. Select cuts of prime rib are cooked to your specifications, and presented with your choice of exceptional side dishes. The restaurant also offers Raw Bar and a generously sized bar to help you unwind after a long day.

AT THE EXPO: Get a taste of Rare’s delicious comfort foods and try samples of customer favorites.

Richard Perro

NJ Spine & Joint

870 Pompton Ave, Suite A, Cedar Grove 973-433-0889 |

NJ Spine & Joint is a multi-specialty wellness center providing chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, pain management and medical care. Dr. Glenn Sorrentino and the expert staff prescribe individualized, state-ofthe-art treatment programs, including cold laser therapy, which is the world’s most advanced healing technology.

AT THE EXPO: Treat yourself to a stress-relieving mini massage (neck, shoulders, back) and watch NJ Spine & Joint’s demonstration on cold laser therapy.


63 Beaverbrook Road, Suite 105, Lincoln Park 973-872-6600

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Richard Perro is a transformational life coach whose fields of study are Neuro Design Engineering, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and N.L.P. He is also proficient in the various esoteric sciences.

AT THE EXPO: Receive a quick and fun numerology reading from Richard Perro to learn about how numbers can have an impact on your life.

RWJBarnabas Health

Tettemer Law Offices

RWJBarnabas is New Jersey’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than two million patients each year. RWJBarnabas health offers a broad depth and breadth of services and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation, receiving widespread recognition for clinical and patient safety.

Attorney Stephanie P. Tettemer offers compassionate, comprehensive legal support for any situation you might be facing. Specializing in family law matters– divorce and mediation, child custody and support, domestic partnerships, premarital agreements and adoption. Trust her firm to find an effective resolution that works for your needs.

98 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange 888-724-7123

514 W. Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-716-0025

AT THE EXPO: Take the opportunity to learn about family law matters from attorney Stephanie P. Tettemer.

Sabin Elder Care

551 Valley Road, Suite 144, Montclair 973-339-7730

Sabin Elder Care puts family members, caregivers, and older adults at ease through consultation and care management. They help clients through elder care crises, develop practical plans of care, and provide a variety of other services, workshops, and discussion groups.

AT THE EXPO: Meet with the Sabin Elder Care team, who will be giving quick tips on elder care and providing information on how they can help.

Scoliosis Specialty Center


The Scoliosis Speciality Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive and caring services that allow for all children, adolescents, and adults to achieve their poential within themselves, their families and communities. They have locations in Totowa, Lawrenceville, and NYC.

AT THE EXPO: Find out all about the services and programs the Scoliosis Specialty Center provides for those with scoliosis.

Shaklee Corp.

Laureen Andes 908 875 5014

For over 60 years, Shaklee has been a leader in nutrition, beauty and more– innovating through science and looking to nature for answers to healthier living. Whether that’s by helping a neighbor get healthier, contributing to your family finances or leaving a legacy– that’s the Shaklee Effect!

AT THE EXPO: As the #1 natural nutrition company in the U.S., Shaklee has been making people healthier for over 50 years. Visit their booth to learn about their new product line.

Spiro Plastic Surgery

101 Old Short Hills Rd, Suite 510, West Orange 973-736-5907

Spiro Plastic Surgery, LLC (SPS) is a private plastic surgery medical practice owned and operated by Scott A. Spiro M.D., F.A.C.S., specializing in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face and post mastectomy breast reconstruction. SPS also runs an active medical skin care center in the same location known as Regeneration the Medical Spa. The practice employs seven experienced and well trained staff.

AT THE EXPO: How can Spiro Plastic Surgery help you? Discover their services, skin care products, and watch a facial demonstration.

Tara D’Angelo

Tara D’Angelo is a Psychic Medium and Certified Reiki Master Practitioner. She connects to the Spiritual Realm through Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, and Clairsentience. As a light worker, Tara feelt it is her soul’s responsibility to bridge the illusion of separation and fear to the perspective of connection with love.

Twelve Letter Company

Chatham 929-321-3106

Twelve Letter Company Olive Oil is an artisanal quality olive oil pressed the same day the olives are harvested from trees growing on an ancient hillside in their family grove in Messinia, Greece. An eco-conscious entity, Twelve Letter Company uses sustainable practices in maintaining their trees and promotes kindness to the environment by minimizing refuse and using recycling incentives at market. An incomparable extra-virgin olive oil from a species of trees specific to the region, Twelve Letter Company Olive Oil is the perfect product for your kitchen and its unique packaging makes it an exquisite gift!

AT THE EXPO: Sample Twelve Letter Company’s delicious olive oil with bread, and purchase a bottle for yourself or as a holiday gift.

The Wellness Agenda

Miram Belov

Miriam Belov, MAT, RMT is The Keep Calm Mentor who travels globally/serves personally. She is a #1 bestselling author, consultant, meditative speaker and expert in mindbody-spirit work – open heartedly sharing the techniques she has pioneered for over 35 years. A Reiki Master, her psychic energy work moves clients from dis-ease to integral health and from fear to success.

AT THE EXPO: Receive a past-life reading from Miriam Belov when you visit the Spirituality Room.

Whispers from An Angel

Carol Marker 201-341-8728

Carol Marker is a medium, psychic, and Intuitive Counselor who does Angel Card Readings. She connects to loved ones who have crossed over to the other side. She has 21 years experience as a medium and loves giving peace, serenity and love to clients from the other side.

AT THE EXPO: Carol Marker will perform Angel card readings for expo guests in the Spirituality Room.


Amber Davret (303) 579-4231

Wildtree makes mealtimes easier, tastier and healthier through their organic and all natural spice blends, cooking oils, marinades and their meal planning and prep solutions. They are Kosher-Certified and free of nuts, dyes, preservatives, GMO’s and gluten-free.

AT THE EXPO: Don’t miss all that’s going on at Wildtree’s booth! Try samples and buy their organic products; book meal solutions parties, classes and one-on-one meal planning sessions; and learn all about their services.

AT THE EXPO: In the Spirituality Room, Tara will offer Mediumship services to connect you with loved ones who have passed on.

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Eliminate Dentistry Phobia with Dr. Linda Stone











Dr. Linda Stone of Gentle Caring Dentistry answers some common questions to help eliminate the phobia of visiting the dentist.

How can I overcome my anxiety? If you are one of the 30 to 40 million people suffering from dental phobia and anxiety in America, there is hope. One of the first steps is to find a dental environment you are comfortable with. At Gentle Caring Dentistry we have designed our waiting room with warm tones and colorful art to make clients feel like they are in a beautiful gallery rather than a clinical environment. It is also important that the staff is friendly and compassionate and understands the clients’ needs. Don’t be afraid to tell them about your prior experiences and anxiety. One of the most rewarding parts of our job is seeing a patient transform—from not being able to sleep the night before a dental appointment—to actually looking forward to their visit. It is a process that takes time, patience and compassion but the end result is life changing.

How can I relax at the dentist’s office?

Gentle Caring Dentistry

Dentistry is very different from years ago. Materials have improved and technologies have advanced which results in an overall reduction in a patient’s stress. The dreaded syringe is a thing of the past— at our office we use The Wand, a computer driven anesthetic technology that allows us to numb a single tooth, delivering the anesthetic very slowly, below the pain threshold.


A little distraction also goes a long way; we offer iPods or special multi-media glasses that provide an immersive video experience while patients are in the dental chair. Cinema glasses help reduce anxiety by visually removing patients from the clinical surroundings and fully immersing them in a video experience. The entertainment and distraction takes the patient’s mind away from the stressful sights and sounds of the dental office and virtually transport them to a place that is more calm and peaceful.

Dr. Linda Stone 201 South Livingston Avenue, Suite 2C, Livingston, NJ 973-994-3112

oes the thought of going to the dentist evoke anxiety and fear? Did you have a prior personal traumatic dental experience? Do you feel embarrassed because you have neglected your teeth? Are you fearful about having a dental injection? You are not alone. Dental anxiety and phobia are extremely common. The current estimate is that 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear; that is approximately 30 to 40 million people. People with dental phobia have a higher risk of gum disease and early tooth loss, due to avoiding the proper dental care. Damaged and discolored teeth can make people self-conscious and insecure; this emotional cost should not be overlooked. There is often a serious loss of self-esteem that impacts their personal and professional lives. 30 

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I’ve heard of nitrous oxide, what is it? Nitrous oxide, commonly known as ‘laughing gas,’ is used to relax patients during an appointment. Nitrous oxide is a sedating gas that produces a feeling of well being and euphoria, while the treatment is being performed. Once the gas has been turned off the feeling wears off quickly and it is safe to drive afterwards.




Writing the Next Chapter After Divorce










By Deborah Schapiro, photography by Dan Epstein


ivorce can be financially and emotionally devastating, but it doesn’t have to be. Here, Karolina Dehnhard, an attorney with the Law Firm of Budd Larner in Short Hills, explains how she helps women (and men) become empowered during the divorce process. What made you decide to focus on matrimonial law? My practice is based on my own experience. At age of 30, I found out that my “happily ever after” was indeed a fairy tale. After a few tumultuous months, and feeling unprepared to make any of the difficult decisions integral to the process, I found myself divorced. Regardless of the reasons, it was a sobering event in my life. Determined, undaunted and driven harder than ever, I decided to turn my divorce into a law degree. Recalling the fear of the unknown and my inability at the time to fully understand financial documents or tax returns, despite the fact that I had a Master’s Degree, I wanted to do something to alleviate the knot in the stomach that so many of my female client’s experience. Having come through the process of learning self-sufficiency, I was determined to help other women. Naturally, some of my clients are men, but it is usually my female clients who have left the workforce to raise children during the marriage that is now ending or simply have deferred to their spouses to be gatekeepers of the family finances.

What is Divorce Dynasty? Divorce Dynasty is a concept I launched in September but had been thinking about for a long time before that. It’s a way of bringing together professionals from different fields to guide women through the divorce process. I’ve assembled a team of financial planners, insurance experts, accountants, mortgage brokers, career coaches, even doctors and therapists. Being able to access a network of vetted professionals makes my client feel less scared and more empowered to rebuild her life. And these are all female professionals; I believe in women helping women.

Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. Budd Larner, P.C.,

150 John F. Kennedy Parkway, Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-379-4800 •

What is the most important thing you would tell a woman considering a divorce? A smart woman always knows how to protect her ass-ets. This has become my trademark line; I use it in radio interviews, magazine articles and when I participate in panel discussions. Women need to take control of their own lives, and having knowledge of their financial situation is the key.

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Falls Trends in Haircare










By Deborah Schapiro, photo by by Dan Epstein


ust as there are seasonal trends in fashion, there are seasonal trends in hair. Here, stylist Ariella Cianni of Shag86 Salon in Little Falls shares the latest in color, cut, and bridal headpieces. Are you seeing any new color trends for fall? Yes, two. First, I’m seeing a return to more natural colors; rose gold is definitely out. Of course, it all depends on your skin tone, but deep, rich tones like mahogany and chocolate brown are big now. The second trend is actually surprising. Cooler weather usually means a return to warmer tones, but this year women are asking for cooler tones. I’m getting a lot of requests for color with silver-y champagne undertones. Violet-y undertones are also very popular lately.

What about new methods of applying hair color? Balayage is a trend that I don’t expect to go away. The word is French for “swept” because color is swept onto the hair in a very natural-looking way. We use a special brush that has pointed or angled bristles so that there is no clear line of demarcation between the original and the added color. Balayage is more expensive than foil highlights, but it requires less maintenance.

Are you seeing any new hairstyles? Actually, this season is interesting for what I’m not seeing. Nobody seems to want bangs now.

June is of course the traditional wedding month, but it seems like fall weddings are gaining in popularity. Are you seeing any bridal hair trends?

Ariella Cianni

My bridal clients are asking for soft waves instead of the traditional updo. They want their hair pinned back, but not up.


The other big bridal trend I’m seeing is headpieces that are not attached to veils. These are generally very large and extremely blinged-out. They often have lots of Swarovski crystals; I’ve also seen gold headpieces with colored stones in them.

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Are You a Candidate for Cartilage Transplantation Surgery?











By Martta Kelly, photo by Dan Epstein

What You Need to Know About Treatment and Recovery


r. Robin M. Gehrmann is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with the North Jersey Orthopaedic Group, with offices in Millburn and Wayne. He served as chief of Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School for 10 years and as Assistant Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, and Kixx, a men’s indoor professional soccer team. Here he answers some common questions patients may have:

Who is your typical cartilage transplant patient? RG: There are 2 main patient types. Young athletes with acute sports injuries, and young adults and children with repetitive, overuse injuries that cause damage to the joint surface. A common injury is something called Osteochondritis Dessicans or OCD, which are cracks that form in cartilage and the underlying bone, causing pain and swelling of the joint.

What are most of your patients surprised to learn? RG: That cartilage cannot regenerate itself, except in some cases when the patient is very young and has no other joint abnormalities. Most people with cartilage injuries will need a cartilage restoration procedure or transplantation depending on the severity of their injury. Although there is an interest in Stem Cell Therapy, it has not been demonstrated thus far to cause cartilage to regenerate.

What does the surgery involve?

Dr. Robin M. Gehrmann North Jersey Orthopedic Group 33 Bleeker St., Millburn 973-232-5034

RG: Cartilage can be taken from another part of the body and used to as a “filler” in the affected joint surface or it can be grafted from a cadaver, as in cases of meniscal transplantation. In some situations, a partial or total joint replacement is recommended for older patients.

How long is the recovery period? When can patients resume their normal lifestyles? RG: The recovery period depends on several things: type of procedure, age and health of the patient, and how well they adhere to post-surgery instructions. While we strive to get our patients back to their normal lifestyles as quickly as possible, sometimes activity modifications need to be made. It is typically between 9 months and 1 year for a full return to athletic activities.

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The Luxe Life By Judi Rothenberg

Intricate embellishments—think studs, gems, sequins, pearls and fancy stitching—are showing up on everything from eveningwear to leather jackets. It’s not your Grandmother’s dainty needlework! Bold floral embroidery adds chic to a velvet bootie and softens the edge of a studded leather moto jacket.

4 Viva la Velvet Elevate a pair of jeans from casual to date-worthy with Kate Spade’s Lucine velvet embroidered bootie. Exclusive to Blommingdales

3 In the Pink A mini bag with big style! The W57th Street Mini Carryall is crafted from pink saffiano leather and encrusted with pearls and gold studs. Henri Bendel

5 Some Enchanted Evening Love and Lemons’ airy mesh botanic midi dress has two secrets. It has a built-in bra and an attached slip making it easy to wear. Zappos

1 Add Some Vroom to the Room Tough and ladylike at the same time- floral embroidery softens the iconic studded moto jacket. Zappos

2 Long and Lean The right earring takes an outfit from blah to smashing! Get party-ready with Hex Pearl Linear earrings from Henri Bendel.


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Finding Serenity



e couldn’t get out of town fast enough! Two stressed out urbanites, having lived through a particularly grueling few months, the lure of a laid back weekend at a cozy, romantic Inn and the scenic beauty of Bucks County, PA, was palpable.

Having planned an advance itinerary, including a winery pit stop en route, we arrived at Sand Castle Winery, Erwinna, PA, for a tasting and guided tour. High on a hilltop overlooking acres of vines, and modeled after a Bratislava castle, the view is marvelous, the tour and collection of vino impressive. Lucky one of us (not me) was designated driver. A bottle of “Alpine Spice,” a delicious Chardonnay/Riesling blend in tow, we backtracked the winding road, heading toward Stockton, New Jersey and the historic, 1792 stone manor that would be home base to explore Bucks County.

A Tranquil World…

Pleasantly greeted at the Woolverton Inn and happily ensconced in our third floor room were the warm glow of a fire, a mug of hot chocolate from the self-help bar, double whirlpool tub and a Queen featherbed were welcome indulgences. Suffice to say, unplugged from the telly (no TV’s at the inn) in peaceful bliss we contentedly whiled away time before dinner. 36 

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Bowland’s Tavern, our eventual choice for supper, did not disappoint. Convivial atmosphere, live music and wholesome, upscale tavern food (standouts: cucumber and hummus appetizer; dry aged steak), it’s a chill place to enjoy a good meal and a little nightlife—which we did. Working on a full day’s journey into night, however, when that feather bed and sweet tranquility called, we answered.

Snow at Pearl S. Buck House

Photo courtesy of Pearl S. Buck House

Awaking to the aroma of fresh coffee brewing Joe and I made our way to the sun-drenched patio, where we met our delightful innkeepers Mary and Mario, for whom the Inn is a labor of love. Breakfast—a rare treat not to be missed—consisted of 3 courses all fresh, homemade specialties. Our choices included Pina Colada Scones, Oatmeal Raspberry Pancakes… A delicious way to start the day by any measure.

Out and About in Bucks County From spectacular foliage to festivals, galleries, theatre and more, Bucks County is the perfect decompressing destination, especially when autumn’s stunning hues pepper the landscape. The county boasts spectacular covered bridges. Photo buffs inclined to take the wheel to check out 10 of them will find directions at

The Audubon at Wolverton Inn, Stockton, NJ. Credit: Jumping Rocks Photography

The home of Pearl S. Buck was up next. An amazing humanitarian, tireless champion for children of mixed race and the first woman to receive both the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for literature, Ms. Buck’s award-winning gardens and farmhouse are a day well spent. What a thrill to see the desk where she penned “The Good Earth,” along with original furnishings, paintings from renowned artists, and intriguing photos of luminaries like president John F. Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt to name a few. Back at the Inn to feed treats to the resident sheep herd and relax before taking in a superb theatrical production at Bucks County Playhouse (BCP). One of the country’s most famous regional theaters, some of the biggest and brightest names in show business have graced the BCP stage, including the likes of Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, and Merv Griffin. Visit for current productions. Our last morning at the Inn, savoring coffee, we sit mesmerized by the idyllic setting and serenity pool and find ourselves laughing a little more, feeling rested, recharged and ready to tackle the real world again. Thank you, Bucks County!

Next Stop… James A. Michener Museum and a mustsee exhibit—George Sotter Light and Shadow running through December 2017. The museum showcases the artist’s masterful landscapes and extraordinary work in stained glass. Do give yourselves ample time here, as they also house an amazing permanent collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist works and an outdoor sculpture garden, the latter being a wonderful space to enjoy lunch from the Terrace Café’s farm to table seasonal cuisine. We did just that and were overjoyed!

Louise B. Hafesh is an award winning artist, journalist and president an international editorial syndicate. She can be reached at:

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