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Who’s a Natural Awakenings Reader? Meet Selmin Karatas 

Life’s mission: My father and I started a family business called Kazani Hair Care. These clean beauty products are made from age-old recipes and plant-based ingredients that nourish the scalp and make your hair look lustrous and healthy. My mission is to enhance women’s and men’s self-confidence and create sustainability for future generations as we donate part of our proceeds ... Read More »

Awakening Our True Voice

By Jean McClelland A baby cries, and we are riveted by the sound’s urgency. Children run, play and laugh, and we stand in awe at their spontaneity and the richness of their imaginations. We resonate with their joy and yearn for when we, too, experienced such openness. Even a young child’s gibberish is filled with inflection and color that communicate ... Read More »

Hiking Boosts Your Immunity

By Roger Dubin When I saw that this month’s issue of Natural Awakenings was going to focus on the immune system, it occurred to me that it’s been several years since I’ve had a cold or another illness. I’d also just gotten good results from a routine blood test. We all know that blood doesn’t lie. This got me thinking, “Could ... Read More »

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 »