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EARTH DAY SPOTLIGHTS SPECIES Protection Is the Focus of 2019 Campaign

by Ronica A. O’Hara On April 22, eco-conscious citizens will come together again in communities across the country to celebrate Earth Day and work for the planet’s healthy, sustainable future. This year, the Earth Day Network (EDN) is asking people to join its Protect Our Species campaign to raise awareness of the crucial roles that plants and animals play in ... Read More »

Evoke Childhood Imagination for Healing

“Everything you can imagine is real.” —Pablo Picasso When we are children, our imagination is boundless. A box becomes a castle; an eraser can be a racecar. As we age, however, we let conditioned thinking, societal pressures and the influences of our surroundings inhibit our imagination. Our thoughts become cluttered with limiting beliefs that distance us from our imagination’s creative ... Read More »

Earth Day in Union Square Will Launch 50th Anniversary Countdown

This spring’s Earth Day New York, in Union Square, will launch a yearlong countdown to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. This landmark anniversary will attract visibility and attention that organizers hope to channel into “doing real and impactful good,” especially as people seem more eager than ever to move environmental policies in a positive direction.  “The idea of a Green New Deal has captured ... Read More »

New Software Analyzes Blood Tests to Recommend Diet

Software that indicates the best diet for a person based on his or her blood test is now available at The Biamonte Center for Clinical Nutrition, in Queens. Michael Biamonte, a certified clinical nutritionist, originally helped develop the software for NASA. “The diet can change as the patient’s symptoms improve, and this is where most holistic programs can fail,” Biamonte ... Read More »

East Village Is Home to Manhattan’s Only Storefront Food Co-Op

“Food for people, not for profit.” That’s the motto of the 4th Street Food Co-op, Manhattan’s only storefront food co-op, which is open to the public and entirely volunteer staffed. “Not only can anybody shop here, but discounts are given to seniors, students, EBT recipients and members of other co-ops around the world,” says volunteer Jason Trachtenburg. The produce at ... Read More »

Inner Harmony Expert Brings ‘Empowered Self Relating’ to New York City and Rhinebeck

Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia, a renowned author and thought leader in inner harmony, shame resolution and trauma recovery, will lead a weekend workshop, “Empower Your Humanness: Unshame Your Life,” at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck June 21 to 23. Scotto d’ Luzia has been teaching this workshop in Europe and on the West Coast, but this is the first time ... Read More »

The Answer to Vaginal Infections

by Michael Biamonte Chronic yeast infections can have many causes, but traditional medicine typically leaves patients frustrated and confused because it does not address the cause; it simply treats the symptoms. Some patients might even be accused of doing unsanitary things to cause their symptoms, a charge that is not always true. In fact, patients may notice other strange symptoms ... Read More »

Experience the Silence Revolution Meditation in Manhattan

Nevsah Karamehmet, an international leader in breath coaching and breathing science, author and retreat facilitator, will host The Silence Revolution, a group meditation, from 6 to 8 p.m., May 18, at The Assemblage NoMad, in Manhattan. The meditation includes the music of the ney, a Turkish flute. For hundreds of years, healing and spiritual practices in Turkey have been accompanied ... Read More »

Living a Reiki-Infused Life

By Rev. Jyogan Reiki is everywhere these days, it seems. This hands-on healing art has gone mainstream. It is becoming a household term. It even has a hashtag: #reiki. Have a headache? Don’t reach for the aspirin—just apply some reiki. It is offered to patients in hospitals and given directly in operating rooms during surgery. It has even found its ... Read More »

Get Up and Fail

By Celeste DeCamps No one likes to fail. We definitely don’t want to embarrass ourselves in front of someone, or especially a group of people. Who in their right mind would voluntarily get up and give a speech for an audience? Why would we put ourselves through the agony of knowing that there’s a really good chance we will bomb? ... Read More »