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Learning that Transforms Hearts and Minds- Rethinking How We See Our World Changes Everything

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In the 30 years since Harrison Owen introduced Open Space Technology (OST), it has been used hundreds of thousands of times by three-quarters of the world’s countries. Whether a few people gather in a circle to share ideas and brainstorm personal issues or thousands discuss a bulletin board of topics around tables, OST is a safe, informal venue for transformative ... Read More »

Safe & Sustainable Seafood- Navigate Today’s Best Choices Using Updated Guides

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We love our seafood, a delicious source of lean protein. The latest data reports U.S. annual consumption to be more than 4.8 billion pounds of it, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with the average American eating 3.5 ounces of seafood a week. About half of the catch is wild-caught and half farmed. How do we know which fish and shellfish are safe ... Read More »

The Future Medicine Is Here, The Adult Stem Cell Has Opened The Door To Many New Types Of Treatments

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Neil Raff, M.D., CNS, of American Stem Cell Center, is pleased to share some exciting news; he has been seeing great success in his expanded services as medical director at the regenerative medical practice located in Fresh Meadows, Queens. Dr. Raff has specialized in functional medicine for more than 30 years and his ever-expanding interest in complementary medicine has led him to combine his professional medical practices with natural and nutritional therapies, ... Read More »

Paddle Around New York


Created in 2007, Sea Paddle NYC is a 25-mile journey that begins under the Brooklyn Bridge on August 11. Paddlers will head north up the East River, into the Harlem River, then down the Hudson River, finishing at Chelsea Piers Marina. It is one of the premier standup paddleboarding (SUP) events worldwide and is an internationally renowned charity event. SEA ... Read More »

Say Goodbye to Arthritis Pain


Do you have arthritis? Do you feel anxious about your health? Do you feel helpless? What else do you worry about because of your arthritis? Medications risk? Possible disability and dependency on others? Having little energy? Problems with sex life? Insufficient support? Not fitting into traditional health care and having problems finding an understanding doctor that truly cares about your ... Read More »

Kids’ Yoga Teacher Certification in Beautiful PA

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This August, plan on taking advantage of a win/win situation: Get out of the city and into the beautiful countryside for 10 days and leave as a registered children’s yoga teacher. From August 8 to 17, visit Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and complete your 95-hour kids’ yoga teacher certification with Young Yoga Masters, an accomplished Yoga Alliance-registered children’s yoga school. The ... Read More »

A Passion for Fresh, Simple Cooking- Tuscan Chef and Author Gabriele Corcos’ Brooklyn Life


From the tender age of 5, Tuscan chef and cookbook author Gabriele Corcos cooked with his grandmother. By 7, he was skilled enough to have earned an inheritance: her recipe for almond cake. He recalls, “She entrusted me with a family heirloom although I didn’t really see it that way at first.” The recipe sharing was life-defining for Corcos. Besides ... Read More »

Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You- Introduction by Wayne Dyer


In the late 1990s, I was being interviewed on a late-night talk show in Sydney, Australia, and I was asked a question that I pondered quite a bit before responding to the host of the show. Upon returning home, I decided to write a book that would more thoroughly and conscientiously answer what I’d been asked. The host’s question had ... Read More »

The Stigma and Branding of Mental Illness

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“There is a perception that there is no stigma, but know that it is alive and thriving” Mental illness can strike anyone at anytime! It knows no age limits, economic status, race, creed or color. Yet despite widespread efforts to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness, Americans still perceive it as shameful. The Surgeon General, after reviewing scientific evidence, concluded  that the stigma attached to mental illness constituted ... Read More »

Lustrous Pooch- 10 Foods to Make a Dog’s Coat Glow


To keep our dog’s skin and coat healthy, supplements may first come to mind, especially oils and powders. However, whole foods deserve a closer look for naturally elegant results. Chia Chia seeds contain more healthy omega-3 fats and fiber than flax or other grain seeds and are a good source of protein and antioxidants, notes Patrick Skerrett, executive editor of ... Read More »