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Book Review: Crying Tears of Teal

From the author of Reconstruction, Pieces of Life Volume 1 comes a compelling poetry collection that travels the paths of those battling Ovarian Cancer and other gynecological cancers, their caregivers, their grieving families and those who survived! Crying Tears of Teal poetically chronicles the travails of diagnosis, prognosis, the battle, the love, the healing, grief and the victory of those ... Read More »

Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus & Scleroderma – Can it Be Reversed?

What are they and what do they have in common? Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Lupus Erythematosus (LE), and Scleroderma (S) are diseases that can all be partially or completely reversed! This is a bold statement. Conventional medicine has shown that it has no answers for these life-taking, debilitating conditions except to try and slow down the degeneration or ... Read More »

DaCrema Botanicals Coming to Cannabis Expo at the Javits

DaCrema Botanicals, which has been making high-quality CBD products since 2014, will have a booth at NYC’s Cannabis Congress and World Business Expo, which takes place May 30 through June 2 at the Jacob Javits Center. Founded on the principle of providing safe and effective alternatives to pharmaceuticals,DaCrema creates products that are natural, organic, non-GMO and free of pesticides and ... Read More »

Fifth-Generation Psychic Based in Brooklyn

For Natalie Davis, psychic ability isn’t just a gift—it’s a family calling. A fifth-generation psychic, she first started helping people through intuitive readings at the age of 7. Forty-five years later, she still dispenses answers and advice from her second-floor space in a Brooklyn brownstone. Nearly five decades of experience give Davis and her clients alike confidence in her inner ... Read More »

After #MeToo: A Weekend of Inspiration and Empowerment

Before knowing the call to action women would feel from the #MeToo movement, two entrepreneurial women created Rise Gatherings Weekend. Recent events have made their weekend getaway more relevant than ever. More than 200 women are expected to gather at Trail’s End Camp in the Poconos from May 18 to 20. The goal is to “raise women’s voices and spirits” ... Read More »

Alkaline Lifestyle Should Replace Fluoride for Oral Health

Researchers have linked fluoride in pregnant women’s urine to lower measures of their children’s intelligence. A study published last September in Environmental Health Perspectives concluded that “higher levels of maternal urinary fluoride during pregnancy … were associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring at 4 and 6 to 12 years old.” Paul Connett, PhD, executive director of the New York-based Fluoride Action Network, says fluoridating municipal water violates people’s ... Read More »

Overcoming Obstacles in Couples’ Communication

By Michael Mongno, PhD We communicate to fulfill seven basic needs: to impart information, solve a problem, express a need or desire, convey an opinion, express a feeling, show or request empathy, or connect through humor or shared experience. For any of these to happen effectively, the speaker must be clear about the need(s), and the listener must register what’s ... Read More »

Documentary Producers to Attend World Qigong Taichi Day

Director Bary Strugatz and cinematographer Ken Van Sickle will attend the World Qigong Taichi Day celebration on April 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Easter Estate and Eco-Village, in Lenox, Massachusetts. Renowned in the film industry, Straugatz and Van Sickle have coproduced a documentary, The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West, which will be screened at the event. Both men studied under Cheng Man-Ching, who brought ... Read More »

Interfaith Minister Training in NYC and On Live Stream

Those who feel called to interfaith ministry can receive comprehensive training, culminating in ordination, at All Faiths Seminary International (AFSI). Founded in 1999 by Rabbi Joseph Gelberman, AFSI offers inter-spiritual courses through which students explore various faith traditions and undertake extensive practical experiences, including wedding and funeral service ceremonies, baby blessings, spiritual counseling, visiting sacred spaces, worship services, interviewing spiritual leaders of all faiths and religions, and writing a ... Read More »

Awaken Wellness Fair Comes to Tarrytown April 22

The Awaken Wellness Fair, which returns to Tarrytown April 22, has long been billed as “Westchester’s best-loved body-mind-spirit-green expo.” There’s plenty to be learned at this event, but the vibe is far more social than educational, notes Awaken Fairs founder Paula Caracappa, with lots of friendly interaction. Since 2002, this wellness-focused, experiential event has attracted more than 100 exhibitors to locations throughout the tri-state area, expanding from one annual ... Read More »