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Cherry Angiomas Are Minor But Annoying

by Dr. Mariana Boneva Lately my office was visited by a few clients with the skin condition called cherry angioma, or Campbell de Morgan spots. Basically, capillaries or blood vessels break and small red spots appear; they can be smooth, or they can feel like tiny bumps on the skin. Apparently there’s no known cause for cherry angiomas, although it ... Read More »

Experience Lightness through Alexander Technique

“I feel lightness and ease.” That’s the kind of comment Mona Al-Kazemi typically hears after an Alexander Technique lesson. What is it about Alexander Technique that can make people experience lightness although their actual weight has not changed? “The secret is in the undoing of muscular tension that we all tend to carry with us, although most people are not aware of it,” Al-Kazemi says. “We ... Read More »

Heartfulness Meditation Conference

The Heartfulness Meditation Conference—featuring longtime meditation teacher Kamlesh D. Patel, bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein and Grammy-nominated flutist Maestro Shashank—will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., June 25, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Attendees will learn a simple, practical meditation technique designed to help them manage the stress of a fast-paced world. The highlight of the ... Read More »

Retreat Center Raffles $1,500 Visit for Two to Healing Symposium

Eastover, a 600-acre sanctuary and holistic retreat center in Lenox, Massachusetts, will host a Medical Healing Qi Gong and Eastern Medicine Symposium June 10 to 17. To celebrate this first-ever event, Eastover will raffle off a $1,500 package for two, good for two nights’ room and board plus two days’ admission to the symposium. Visit to sign up for the drawing. Grand Master Junfeng Li, ... Read More »

Two Different NYC Workshops on Manifesting Love

Judith Costa will lead two interactive workshops, Fall in Love… With Yourself! and How to Find Your Soul Mate on June 25 and 26, respectively, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Quest Bookshop, 240 E 53rd St. The workshops can be taken individually or as a complementary pair. “The two work perfectly together,” Costa says. “The idea is that ... Read More »

New Scholarships at Rolf Institute of Structural Integration

The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, in Boulder, Colorado, is offering two new tuition scholarships, along with Veterans Administration and Title IV financial aid for students interested in becoming a Certified Rolfer. The assistance can help those looking toward becoming practitioners skilled in manipulating fascia—the connective tissue that surrounds all body organs—to improve the body’s structure, providing easier breathing and ... Read More »

Make a Habit of Preventing Sun Damage

By Dr. Mariana Boneva Since summer is officially here and we all want to be outdoors, it is important to remember the risks associated with overexposure to the sun and take some daily precautions to minimize those risks. The risks are well known. They range from the superficial (brown spots, red or scaly spots, dryness and wrinkles) to the dangerous ... Read More »

Amma Offers Blessings, Retreat in NYC

Amma Sri Karunamayi, a yoga and meditation teacher who has dedicated her life to world peace and the uplifting of the human spirit, will be in New York City from June 23 to 26 as part of her 2016 world tour. Amma, or “Mother,” has been visiting the United States every year for more than two decades, offering free public ... Read More »

Curing Tooth Decay through Saliva Buffering

Tribeca Center for Holistic and Integrative Dentistry offers a free pH test to measure the buffering capacity of saliva—a simple, inexpensive way to detect both systemic and oral disease, according to Dr. Lewis Gross, center director and a pioneer in alternative dentistry. “Normal saliva has a pH of 7.2, but only in a more alkaline environment can teeth and bone ... Read More »

Taoist Tools for Emotional Wisdom

by Mantak Chia We live in an emotional world. Negative emotions are here to stay, and trying to deny them simply causes more problems, because they grow faster than we can eliminate them. The solution is not to eradicate them but to balance them, cultivating and nourishing positive emotions to keep our negative emotions under control. One way to do that is through the Taoist technique called Inner Smile. It connects us ... Read More »