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Our Words Create Our Worlds

By Michael Mongno Staying conscious in a world such as ours can be very difficult at times. So much of what’s around us can easily drive us back to sleep, or back to living unconsciously. Below is the sleep that the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi speaks of: For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself. From within, I ... Read More »

United Palace Hosts Conversation with Toltec Masters

Toltec masters don José Ruiz and don Miguel Ruiz Jr. will be featured guests at the United Palace’s next Open Heart Conversation. This relaxed afternoon event will begin at 3 p.m., November 11, with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. The brothers will be sharing insights based on the traditions of the Toltec, who ruled central Mexico from the 10th through ... Read More »

Jazz Up the Holiday Spirit with The Gospel Messiah

Five years ago, the United Palace in Washington Heights mashed up hip-hop dance with Tchaikovsky’s music to produce its groundbreaking annual touring show, The Hip Hop Nutcracker. This holiday season, the historic Manhattan theater is continuing that tradition by presenting Handel’s Messiah—uptown style—with Too Hot To Handel: The Gospel Messiah, at 3 p.m. on December 15. This reimagining of the ... Read More »

Best Loved Body-Mind-Spirit Expo Returns!

The ever-popular Awaken Wellness Fair, the best loved body-mind-spirit-green expo, returns to its home base of Tarrytown NY! The Fair takes place on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Double Tree Hotel at 455 So. Broadway, Tarrytown NY 10591 from 10 am to 5 pm.  This fun educational day includes an assortment of unique vendors offering the best products and ... Read More »

Kindergarten Info Session & Family Barn Dance

On Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m., Blue Rock School invites parents and their 4-and 5-year-olds interested in kindergarten to visit their beautiful, wooded campus. Children will engage in fall crafts, storytelling and outdoor play while parents will get a chance to meet the Admissions Director and hear how the school’s vibrant and creative learning environment nurtures children’s natural curiosity and fosters a ... Read More »

Live Green Makes Healthy Eating Affordable

A nutritious diet can come with a hefty price tag. As a 2010 study in Food Policy concludes, “The sharp price increase observed for nutrient rich foods relative to other less nutritious foods indicates that economic constraints may pose a barrier to a healthful diet.” Live Green, an online wholesale market, was designed to close that economic divide. “Our mission ... Read More »

Bestselling Author Jon Mundy Resumes Monthly Lectures

Jon Mundy, Ph.D., is resuming his monthly Sunday-afternoon lectures on A Course in Miracles, after a brief hiatus. The next lecture is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., November 11, at the Center for Remembering and Sharing, in Manhattan. Mundy was introduced to A Course in Miracles in 1975 by its “scribe,” Helen Schucman, Ph.D. Since its publication, the Course has sold ... Read More »

Why Your Past Is Still Present

BY CELESTE DECAMPS Do you remember playing “Connect the Dots” when you were younger? You would get a picture that was all dots with numbers. As soon as you connected the dots by drawing a line to the corresponding number than an image would appear. Suddenly, the picture made sense. That’s what it feels like when you can connect your ... Read More »

Why Your Mind Loves Hiking

by Roger Dubin I started hiking right around the time I began regularly practicing mindfulness and meditation. What I realized early on was that on days when I hike, I don’t need to meditate. The hike, when performed with the right intentions, is my mindfulness practice. I initially thought of hiking as a great way to get exercise, but it ... Read More »

Make Our Schools Safe

Be Heard and Make a Difference by Jadyn Turner As young adults and teens, we need to start taking action on issues where we want to see something changed. We can’t just look at these issues and say someone else will do it. We were given a voice so now as teens need to use it, especially on issues that ... Read More »