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Why Your Mind Loves Hiking

by Roger Dubin I started hiking right around the time I began to regularly practice mindfulness and meditation.  What I realized early on was that I do not need to meditate on days when I hike. 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 quickly became much ... Read More »

The PB&J of Daily Health

by Franklin St. John\ Everyone knows that peanut butter and jelly go together, but the same can be said about antioxidants and liver support supplements. That may seem like a strange analogy, but let me explain. By now the importance of antioxidants to our health is common knowledge. We must have sufficient antioxidants in our system at all times to ... Read More »

Wholistic Food Therapy: A Mindful Approach to Making Peace with Food

By Sarah Thacker Copyright 2017 by Sarah Thacker $19.95 In Wholistic Food Therapy: A Mindful Approach to Making Peace with Food, a workbook and expressive journal, author Sarah Thacker uses her training as a counselor, art therapist and integrative nutrition health coach to teach users how to make food choices mindfully and take control over stress eating. She does not ... Read More »

How to Truly Be in the Present Moment

by Michael Mongno Meditation and mindfulness are now in the current zeitgeist, and for good reason. We have heard of all their benefits, from relieving stress and promoting relaxation to more focused concentration and greater self-awareness. It’s so easy to get caught up in daily activities that propel us into the future that it’s hard to pause and savor this ... Read More »

A Natural Cure for Bad Breath

by Lewis Gross Many people think that odorous foods cause bad breath, so they avoid eating garlic and onions before a big date. But while these foods might have a pungent aroma, they are not the cause of halitosis. True bad breath is caused by a disruption in the oral microbiome and the overproduction of volatile sulfurous compounds by anaerobic ... Read More »

How to Thrive in ‘The Age of Surprise’

by Deirdre Hade, mystic Welcome to the Age of Surprise. As a mystic, I recently went deep into prayer and meditation to ask the universe what’s going on. I found myself in an alternate reality, a circular room filled with columns of light. In the center of the room stood a golden throne. From this throne, a brilliant white light ... Read More »

Mediums Offer “Messages from Beyond” on October 1

Internationally known spiritual mediums Lynn Van Praagh-Gratton and Elisa Malangone will deliver “powerful and purposeful messages from beyond” on October 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Reflections Center for Conscious Living and Yoga, located at 227 East 24th Street. Malangone will also be available for private readings there on September 29. Praagh-Gratton, from Long Island, and Malangone, from Denver, ... Read More »

Eastover Events Turn Reflective for Fall

As the holistic conferences and yoga festivities of summer end, Eastover Estate and Eco-Village, a 600-acre holistic retreat center in the Berkshires, is preparing for the reflective quality of fall. From about the time of the solstice onward, Eastover will delve into a mode of spiritual contemplation and mindfulness meant, in part, for “deepening the journey,” in the words of ... Read More »

Judith Costa Offers Lecture, Workshops, Private Sessions in NYC

Judith Costa, the Unconditional Love Coach, seminar leader, writer and speaker, will be hosting several events in her upcoming visit to New York City. She will lead two different workshops on selflove and give a free lecture on the subject, in addition to offering private sessions, September 27 through October 2. Costa’s lecture, Loving Yourself Is the Solution, is scheduled ... Read More »

Experience Breath Coaching with Nevsah

Nevsah Karamehmet, a pioneer in the field of breath coaching, will present two highly touted events in October. The first, Breath Coaching: An Evening Workshop, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m., October 5, at the New York Open Center, in Manhattan. Throughout this workshop, Karamehmet will introduce participants to the concept of natural breathing and how one can ... Read More »