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Eastover “Walks the Talk” with Water Reclamation Plant

After four years in the design and permitting process and a year of construction, Eastover Estate and Retreat in Lenox, Massachusetts, is ready to unveil its state-of-the-art water reclamation system. Owner Yingxing Wang says Eastover’s investment in this eco-friendly technology—designed to minimize the center’s impact on its environmentally sensitive locale, the Berkshires—shows that it “walks its own talk.” “It’s a ... Read More »

Nine Simple Taoist Ways to Boost the Immune System

With flu season not quite gone and allergy season fast approaching, our immune system needs to be in top shape to keep us well. Mantak Chia, a Taoist qigong master and founder of Universal Healing Tao, suggests nine simple ways to boost the immune system naturally. Laugh: Laughter shakes the body and bones, stimulating the production of stem cells and ... Read More »

Awaken Wellness Fair Has Party Vibe

The Awaken Wellness Fair, which returns to Tarrytown March 26, has long been billed as “our area’s best-loved body-mind-spirit-green expo.” There’s plenty to be learned at this event, but the vibe is far more social than educational, notes Awaken Fairs founder Paula Caracappa. “While expo is a word associated with such events, this one is a party—no walls separating people. It’s wide open, with lots of friendly interaction.” Since ... Read More »

Fresh Juice Beats Bottled for Health Benefits

Drinking green juice daily can be a great tool for weight loss, fitness and detoxing—but only if it’s done correctly, says Rebecca Matsil, marketing manager for New York wheatgrass producer Perfect Foods. “Not all wheatgrass is the same, and not all juice is the same,” she says. “The bottom line is, fresh juice is the best juice.” Perfect Foods has been growing and distributing organic, local wheatgrass to ... Read More »

Now Anyone Can Meditate at the Dentist

Dr. Peter Silver is very proud to announce that his dental office is the first in New York City to use this all natural relaxation technology. NuCalm® is a proprietary clinical system that calms the brain within minutes by bringing alert beta brain wave function down to the alpha/theta ranges (deep relaxation). The system is predicated on neuropsychobiology and neurobioinformatics and was ... Read More »

Spirituality and the Healthy Living “Three-Legged Stool”

By Rev. Chelsea MacMillan and Ilene Sameth Spiritual practice is as essential to holistic living as the foods you put into your body and the amount of time you raise your heart rate each week. Your spiritual, emotional and mental well-being affects your mind as much as food or movement, and you can even apply your spiritual practice to things ... Read More »

Green Tea

by Franklin St. John It’s no longer a secret. It has become a well-established fact that green tea is good for your health. Twenty years ago, I went to China and obtained the rights to a traditional Chinese formula that was primarily green tea, but with other herbs to balance the yin and yang. This is very important—a balanced formula will help maintain the body’s yin/yang balance. A balanced body ... Read More »

Neal’s Yard Remedies Turns Local Customer into Consultant

By Catherine Manning Your skin is your body’s largest organ: certain substances contained in lipsticks, deodorants and other cosmetics are absorbed into the body and bloodstream. As I became more environmentally aware, I became more concerned about what I put in and on my body. While I was living abroad, a British friend introduced me to Neal’s Yard Remedies. I ... Read More »

Free Presentation Highlights Teachings of Bruno Groening

Medical doctor and chronic pain specialist Dr. Wolfgang Vogelsberger will present a simple approach to spiritual healing based on the teachings of the late German mystic Bruno Groening on May 1, at 7 p.m., at SUNY College of Optometry’s Schwarz Theater. Groening taught that a higher power exists and can heal, and he showed people how to connect to it. ... Read More »

Personal Resilience Begins with Self-Care

Pastor Robert H. Schuller once said, “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” We all have stress, hardships and challenges, but when we deal with them in counterproductive ways—by avoiding, withdrawing, acting out or engaging in any “holic” behaviors—we can perpetuate our own misery. Harriet Cabelly, a practitioner of positive psychology, offers several suggestions for developing personal resilience to ... Read More »