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Pound-Shedding Workouts

Best Exercises from Yoga to Cardio BY MARLAINA DONATO Exercise daily. Whether it’s a light, moderate or heavy workout is not as important. Consistency is the key. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss, but most trainers agree that consistent exercise is vital. According to studies by the National Weight Control Registry, 90 percent of individuals that are successful at ... Read More »

Jacob Liberman on Light as Our Essential Nature

BY DEBORAH SHOUSE As a boy growing up in Havana, Cuba, Jacob Liberman struggled with reading—that’s one reason this Maui resident finds it miraculous that he was called to write books. An optometrist, Liberman initially specialized in helping children with vision-related difficulties find ways to better learn and pay attention. That evolved into working with professional athletes and eventually earning a Ph.D. ... Read More »

Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

Family-Pleasing Holiday Meals BY JUDITH FERTIG The festive season might signal indulgence, but it also calls for simple, healthy recipes with easy cleanup. We might have friends that drop by, family staying for the weekend or last-minute guests. The simpler we can make meals, the better. Many chefs and home cooks have found the ideal method: the sheet pan supper. ... Read More »

Live Christmas Tree Shortages

According to the National Christmas Tree Association, more than 27 million holiday trees were purchased in the U.S. last year. But during the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009, growers didn’t have the funds to plant adequately, and smaller crops are just starting to hit the market now, creating higher prices. Some varieties take up to 12 years to reach ... Read More »

Alcohol Fallout

Beer and Wine Contaminated with Monsanto Poison In 2016, beer testing in Germany revealed residues of glyphosate, a suspected carcinogen, in every sample of beer. The environmental organization EcoWatch has found glyphosate in all of the most popular brands of wines in America and the world. One common factor in the tests is the presence of Monsanto Roundup, which is ... Read More »

Who’s a Natural Awakenings NYC Reader?

reader spotlight: Meet Jennifer Fragale Life’s mission: To live an authentic life by making decisions with the greater good in mind, not compromising my values and leading by example. Work: I create websites for individuals and small businesses, working across various industries to strategize and build digital experiences. Proudest achievements: For years it was my “lifelong goal” to be quoted ... Read More »

Open Heart Conversations at the United Palace

The Open Heart Conversations (OHC) at the United Palace of Spiritual Arts offer the opportunity to explore and experience the enduring religious and spiritual traditions with some of the world’s best-known mystics, progressive thought leaders and visionary teachers. Rev. Arda Itez, who co-hosts the monthly series along with Rev. Dr. Jose Román, says it draws inspiration from the Dalai Lama’s ... Read More »

Shared Mission to Help Fuels CBD Oil Company

In August 2017, Greg Prasker and Lee Regenbogen sat down to discuss starting a CBD oil company. Although they barely knew each other, Prasker says, they bonded over their shared sense of mission: they wanted to help people, not just make money. They shook hands, and SupHERBals was formed.“We didn’t walk into this with a huge investment,” Prasker says. “We ... Read More »

Phoenix Qigong a Highlight of Upcoming Eastover Events

For generations, New Englanders flocked to Eastover, the iconic resort in the Berkshires, for graduation parties, family reunions and corporate events. Since its purchase in 2010, people travel to what is now Eastover Estate and Eco-Village, not just for weddings and other celebratory gatherings, but also for holistic retreats, trainings, classes and workshops, such as Phoenix Qigong with Joe Lok, ... Read More »

Uplifting the World through Alexander Technique

The world needs more love, openness and compassion—and Alexander Technique (AT) can help, says Mona Al-Kazemi, the co-founder of Think AT, an education studio based in New York City. “Before we can give to others, we really have to start with ourselves,” Al-Kazemi says. “Yet every day, many of us rush through our tasks and responsibilities, not taking enough time or space ... Read More »