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DIY First-Aid for Dogs

Seven Natural Home Remedies BY KAREN BECKER Many pet parents check their kitchen cabinets first when treating their canine companion’s minor health issues. Three helpful basics are canned, 100 percent pumpkin, povidone iodine antiseptic and 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, plus apple cider vinegar and coconut oil. 1Constipation, Diarrhea and Other Minor Digestive Issues Solution: Canned pumpkin. For occasional mild tummy ... Read More »

Sharable Thanksgiving

Ways to Focus on What Really Matters Thanksgiving inspires a season of appreciation for what sustains us and gives meaning to life. Share Good Food “I think true sustenance is when our hunger for connection and belonging meet,” says Sarah Ban Breathnach, the Los Angeles author of The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude. “When my daughter was small, we would ... Read More »

12/16- Create Your Own Destiny

4:30-5:30pm   Followed by Zikr, a prayer recitation for those who would like to join in. This is a FREE lecture series open to all. Open your heart and connect to the vibration of the Creator. Join guide Musa Muhyiyaddeen on the Sufi Path and begin your own personal journey of self-discovery. New York New Church, 114 E 35th St, New York, NY. Register with Sufi Study Center ... Read More »

Beyond Maria: Coming Together to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico

Luis Mendez and Waleska Sallaberry, the publishers of Natural Awakenings Puerto Rico (PR) edition for the past 15 years, have a simple request: “Please help us rebuild.” Mendez and Sallabery are remarkable community leaders, having not only launched what is now PR’s number one health and wellness publication, but also having originated and managed the most important annual health and wellness expo in PR and the Caribbean, created a natural health network of discounted services ... Read More »

Namaste on Track Benefits Armory Foundation

The inaugural Namaste on Track, scheduled for November 11 at the Armory Track and Field Center, will include classes led by four renowned yoga teachers. Proceeds benefit the Armory College Prep, Armory College Prep Middle School and the Armory Foundation, a New York City nonprofit with the mission of “Keeping Kids on Track.” Classes will be taught by Taryn Toomey (9-10:30 a.m.), Elizabeth Barnett (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), ... Read More »

Eastover Hosts Qi-Boosting Workshops in November

In November, it’s all about qi at Eastover Estate and Eco-Village. The 600-acre retreat center in the heart of the Berkshires is hosting two special workshops designed to heal and rejuvenate: Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong and Ba Gua Zhang, from November 10 to 15; and Women’s Qi Cultivation, from November 17 to 19. Junfeng Li, the former head coach of China’s National Wushu team, is considered the driving force behind the promotion ... Read More »

Digital Detox Workshop Teaches The Power of Off

Nancy Colier, author of The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World, will hold a workshop on that theme November 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the New York Open Center, 22 East 33rd Street. A psychotherapist in private practice, Colier is also an interfaith minister, a mindfulness teacher, a relationship coach and a blogger at Huffington Post and Psychology ... Read More »

Awaken Wellness Fair Makes Trip 20 to Tarrytown

The Awaken Wellness Fair, New York’s “body-mind-spirit-green expo,” will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, located at 455 South Broadway, on November 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “This is the fair’s 20th trip to Tarrytown, but it always brings something fresh and new,” says founder Paula Caracappa, CEO of PPC Group. “This autumn, for example, we’ve expanded to a third room of speakers. Yes, the Awaken Wellness Fair is ... Read More »

Eco Sneakers

Biodegradable Reeboks Help Solve Waste Problem Reebok is introducing a completely compostable sneaker designed to neither harm the environment when created nor potentially clog a landfill when discarded. The shoe’s upper section is made of sustainable organic cotton, while the sole is derived from industrially grown corn, harvested when it’s older and tougher. Even the eyelets are stitched, using no ... Read More »

Soul Shine

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking ... Read More »