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Filling Your Bucket

by Harriet Cabelly Are you OK with giving to yourself, with doing for yourself, with taking care of you? Before you can practice self-care to any degree, you have to believe that it’s OK to tend to yourself—that you matter and that you cannot run on empty, regardless of how little time there is. You’re not being selfish, and there’s no payoff for martyrdom. You know the old ... Read More »

Lyme Disease: “The Great Mimicker”

From the Desk of Dr. Howard Robins at The Healing Center in New York City What’s wrong with me?  Michael came into the office taking short baby steps. His 19 year old arms and hands were bent and twisted into a weird spasmodic position. His head tilted to the side, eyes nearly closed with his face in a strange grimace. ... Read More »

Pop-Up Awaken Fair at The Roger Smith Hotel

The Awaken Wellness Fair, the “body-mindspirit-green expo,” will return to New York City as a pop-up event July 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in a brand-new location: two floors of the Roger Smith Hotel, located at 501 Lexington Avenue at 47th Street. The fair will feature two rooms of expert speakers giving presentations at no extra charge, all day long. Visitors to the ... Read More »

Have The Great Well-Being That You Deserve For A Lifetime

Is it possible to always feel good and energized? Can you really wake up every day feeling good about life? What must you do in order to have a life where you always wake up feeling great? Even though nowadays it can be a challenge to have that great well-being that we all need due to the pressures of life, there are many things that ... Read More »

Tarot Master Class and Q & A

Aum Shanti Bookshop will host a Tarot Master Class on Saturday, July 22 from 1-4pm. The panel features Rachel Pollack, Robert Place and Sasha Graham, and is geared for all levels of tarot experience. Rachel Grace Pollack was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945. She holds an honours degree in English from New York University, a Masters in English from Claremont Graduate School and ... Read More »

36 Stories of Pushing Past Adversity

Upcoming Release Adversity coach Harriet Cabelly has just published a new book, and the spring launch is perfect timing. “Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal,” she says. “This can be a calling to come out of our darkness, our pain and sadness, and look toward the growth and beauty of spring to guide us out of despair. Just ... Read More »

Good Therapeutic Massage Involves “Detective Work”

Good therapeutic massage is mostly detective work, says licensed massage therapist Lee Noonan. “The crucial lasting aspect of treatment is discovering the underlying cause of pain, whether acute or chronic.” She describes a recent client who said his lower back had been aching for three weeks, and then told her all about his new car as she rubbed his sore lumbar muscles. “I asked him when he got ... Read More »

Blueberries Join the Fight against Free Radicals

by Franklin St. John, Doctor of Chinese Medicine You’ve probably heard of the dangers of free radicals, and how important it is to combat them using antioxidants. You might also know that free radicals form as a result of your normal bodily functions, as well as from environmental considerations such as the air we breathe and even the water we drink. But you still might not know exactly ... Read More »

Preventing Tooth Decay Without Fluoride

Dr. Lewis Gross, director of the Tribeca Center for Integrative and Holistic Dentistry, will speak on Preventing Tooth Decay without Fluoride, from 1 to 2 p.m., June 10, at the Green Festival at Javits Convention Center. His booth will offer free saliva pH screenings, a tool he uses in his practice to guide patients toward better oral health. Gross has been a pioneer in mercury-free, BPA-free and fluoride-free dentistry ... Read More »

Green Festival Returns to the Javits Center June 10-11

Green Festival, America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event, will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center June 10 and 11 for its sixth year in New York City. The festival has become an annual celebration of green living for New Yorkers and the local green community, serving as the city’s most prominent yearly showcase for green ... Read More »