Must Reads

May 2017 Issue

Heart-Based Leadership

Women Mobilize to Heal the World LINDA SECHRIST The Heart to Lead: Women as Allies for the Greater Good, a documentary film directed and produced by Cheryl Gould, of Naples, Florida, explores the emerging paradigm of heart-based feminine leadership and how it is attuning women to their inner strengths, beliefs, each other and our Earth. “Women’s deeper unity of being ... Read More »

Milk Minus the Moo

JUDITH FERTIG Evaluating Alternatives to Dairy hen dietary concerns, food sensitivities or curiosity prompt us to try alternative milks, it helps to know the basic facts about the leading types, to choose the best ones for us. Almond Milk Pro: Almond milk is low in fat and can be easily made at home, so ingredients are known. One cup of ... Read More »

Decoding Dog Body Talk

Three Signals of Anxiety SUSAN BRIGGS Family dogs frequently accompany us on errands and outings away from their familiar home environment and we want them to enjoy these expeditions, so understanding their view of the world is important. To a dog, every experience is either familiar or unfamiliar. The first time they encounter a new sound, place or person, they ... Read More »

Feminine Leadership Needed in Religious Institutions

by Rev. Chelsea MacMillan and Ilene Sameth While the number of women in leadership roles is expanding in many industries, women often have to prove themselves just as capable as their male counterparts, if not more so, to achieve equal recognition—and even then, equal pay does not always follow. In many religious institutions, however, the topic of women in leadership is hardly granted a discussion. For millennia, these institutions have barred women from traditional leadership positions, depriving communities of the ... Read More »

Eastover Symposium Features 16 Eastern Medicine Masters

Many internationally renowned masters—including Mantak Chia, Junfeng Li and Aiping Cheng—will unite for the 2017 Eastover Medical Qigong and Eastern Medicine Symposium, which will be held June 23-30 at Eastover Estate and Retreat in the Berkshires. “Having 16 masters gather at one location in one week for people to connect with is really a treat,” says Eastover’s owner, Yingxing Wang. ... Read More »

NYC Community Spotlight – Dr.Paulvin’s Natural Approach to Chronic Conditions

With offices in Manhattan, Midtown and the Upper East Side, Dr. Neil Paulvin practices functional, sports and anti-aging medicine, offering a variety of integrative techniques, including dry needling, osteopathic manipulation, cupping, craniosacral therapy, bio-identical hormone therapy and prolotherapy, to treat headaches, joint pain, Lyme disease, obesity, chronic fatigue and other persistent conditions. Tell us about your practice. I’ve been in ... Read More »

Workshop Reveals Rapid Energy Healing Techniques

Jenny Mannion, who credits techniques she developed as an “energy catalyst” with helping her win a seven-year battle with chronic illness in three weeks, will introduce those techniques at an online workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., May 18. The event is hosted by AtoZ Healing Space, which offers it free to AtoZ members. Mannion says “a simple realization” galvanized ... Read More »

Dentist Questions Benefits of Fluoridated Tap Water

Dr. Lewis Gross, director of the Tribeca Center for Integrative and Holistic Dentistry, is a pioneer in fluoride-free dentistry. He has long argued that the present concentration of fluoride in tap water is higher than necessary, and that it may cause fluorosis—white spots on the teeth—and may be harmful to the health. “There is no reliable estimate of the net ... Read More »

Green Festival Returns to New York in June

Green Festival, America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event, will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center June 10 and 11 for its sixth year in New York City. The festival has become an annual celebration of green living for New Yorkers and the local green community, serving as the city’s most prominent yearly showcase for green ... Read More »

36 Stories of Pushing Past Adversity

Upcoming Release Adversity coach Harriet Cabelly has just published a new book, and the spring launch is perfect timing. “Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal,” she says. “This can be a calling to come out of our darkness, our pain and sadness, and look toward the growth and beauty of spring to guide us out of despair. Just ... Read More »