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Legal Hemp Products Are Welcome Tools for Treating Symptoms In recent years there has been growing demand for products made with the oil or extract from CBD (cannabidiol). CBD is a chemical compound naturally occurring in cannabis and hemp—two plant iterations of the same species. Emerging research indicates that CBD reduces depression and anxiety and may be as effective as anti-anxiety ... Read More »

Moms’ Stress Eating Impacts Daughters Also As a holistic food therapist,

BY SARAH THACKER Works with women who struggle with emotional and stress eating— an especially complex issue for mothers of daughters. “These women struggle to prioritize their wellness needs, which impacts their relationships, specifically with their daughters,” Thacker says. “Having intentional time to re-energize and restore mentally, physically and emotionally is essential to reducing stress, but it’s often lacking for ... Read More »

Take a Hike With Your Kids

BY ROGER DUBIN Want to do something special for your kids that can prepare them for a happy and healthy life? Take them hiking. There are many places within a short drive from Manhattan, even ones accessible from mass transit. My story. Over 10 years ago I was on vacation with my family in Scottsdale, Arizona. One of the “things ... Read More »

Eastover Offers Several Types of Multilevel Healing

As co-founder of Eastover, a holistic ecovillage and retreat center in Lenox, Massachusetts, Yingxing Wang has seen many types of multilevel energy healing. She says one of the most fascinating is Magnetic Harmonic Vibrational Therapy, which uses sounds produced by the human voice, singing bowls and other sources to “penetrate the subtle energy levels—the chakras, auric field and etheric realm— and the physical body to remove discordant vibrations, which are ... Read More »

Judith Costa Hosts Barcelona Retreat on Happiness

Judith Costa, a life and love coach, seminar leader, writer and speaker, will lead a vacation retreat, Loving Your Way to Happiness, from October 14 to 20 in Barcelona, Spain. “It’s the perfect combination of learning and pleasure,” she says. During the retreat, Costa will share her “instruction manual for life,” using coaching and techniques like mindfulness, dream work, journaling ... Read More »

Some Dental Fillings Carry Mercury Risk

Anyone who has heard or read about the Flint, Michigan, water crisis is aware of the dangers of mercury, a heavy metal that is toxic at low concentrations and poisonous to the nervous system. Our exposure to mercury usually comes via water. Mercury is a liquid, and when it evaporates into the air, it eventually settles in oceans or rivers, ... Read More »

Two-Day Healing Course Focuses on Flower Power

Joseph Aldo, an intuitive holistic healer and spiritual mentor with a Ph.D., in natural health, will teach a course in Flower Essence Therapy from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 25 and 26, at the Balance Arts Center, in Manhattan. “Flower essences are energetic remedies that are one of Mother Nature’s many healing gifts to us,” Aldo says. “As our ... Read More »

Weekend Retreat Explores Self-Discovery through Mysticism

Deirdre Hade and William Arntz, who as The Mystic and The Physicist explore the intersection of spirituality and science, will lead a weekend retreat, The Tao of Surprise: Your Undiscovered Key to Awakening, September 21 to 23, at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Hade is a mystic and poet and the founder of the Radiance Healing ... Read More »

Awaken Wellness Fair Returns to New York City

The Awaken Wellness Fair, the long-running “body-mind-spirit-green expo,” will return to New York City July 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in a new location, the Roger Smith Hotel (on the mezzanine and the 16th floor), at 501 Lexington Avenue at East 47th Street. Free tickets are available from Eventbrite. “Men and women who are curious about holistic practices ... Read More »

Costa, Life and Love Coach, Hosts Barcelona Retreat

Judith Costa, a life and love coach, seminar leader, writer and speaker, will lead a vacation retreat, Loving Your Way to Happiness, from October 14 to 20 in Barcelona, Spain. “It’s the perfect combination of learning and pleasure,” she says. During the retreat, Judith will share her “instruction manual for life,” using coaching and techniques like mindfulness, dream work, journaling and visualization to teach participants how to be happier, ... Read More »