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Let’s Spark the Joy of the Season by Jeanie Pasquale

When the warm weather arrives, it is the perfect time to transform
the energy in your home, office, business and life. In some ancient traditions, spring cleaning was done to prepare for holy days. Later, spring cleaning was done at the first sign of warmer weather, when windows and doors could be opened to sweep out the accumulated dust and debris of winter. The result was a significant shift in the look and feel of the environment. Continue Reading

Temple Takes a More Natural Approach to Learning and Offers Free Education

The Reform Temple of Rockland (RTR) in Upper Nyack is one of only
a handful of congregations in the nation to take an entirely new approach to learning in its religious school. RTR has joined Onward Hebrew, a progressive new way of teaching and learning Hebrew. Based on the principles of sound-to-print learning, the method uses three interactive pillars: adopting Hebrew through movement (play), usage (conversation) and integrating Jewish life vocabulary (participation). Continue Reading

Illuminate Your Path Yoga Retreat

On Saturday September 7, Skye River Yoga of Cornwall-on- Hudson is thrilled to offer a one-day yoga wellness retreat ‘Illuminate Your Path’. Hosted at the scenic Overlook Lodge at the Bear Mountain Inn, this distinctive retreat invites attendees to ignite one’s inner light by aligning with natural rhythms and nourishing whole body health. Beyond yoga and meditation, this inaugural yoga wellness retreat offers guided journaling, music and arts, hiking and a three course dinner. Continue Reading

Optimizing Your Health with Brain Training by Amy McTear

When we think about caring for our health, we tend to think
about watching our weight, eating healthy or perhaps managing cholesterol and blood pressure. In most cases, unless we experience direct injury to the brain or disease, brain health is rarely considered. Yet, the brain is central when it comes to the healthy and proper functioning of all other systems in the body. Continue Reading

Small Shifts – Big Impact

Advanced Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) practitioner Renate Siegel is pleased to announce that she has expanded her practice to now include Biofield Tuning. Biofield Tuning works with the power of sound by using tuning forks either directly on your body or in your field. This method feels not only amazing but can address a variety of issues like pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, adrenal fatigue and so much more. According to, Biofield Tuning, which was founded by Eileen Day McKusick, “is based on the premise that the human biofield – the energy field that surrounds and permeates our bodies – is inextricably connected with our conscious and subconscious mind, including all of our memories. All physical, mental and emotional disorders can be perceived as ‘dissonance’ in our energy fields. Biofield Tuning is able to diminish and resolve this dissonance and in doing so, alleviate and even eradicate the corresponding physical, mental and/or emotional symptoms.”

Whether incorporating Eden Energy Medicine, Biofield Tuning or  other energy modalities, each session with Renate Siegel brings a deep relaxation and works with the body’s energy systems to improve health and wellness. “Balancing our energies has a profound impact on our well-being and health and our ability to think clearly under stress,” she explains. “

Call today to schedule your appointment and enjoy your session. Location: 23 Clinton Ave, Tappan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact 398-1006 or 664-0951 or or visit

Black Dirt Region Skincare Products

Since 2006, Cindy Allyn, creator of Farmbody located in the heart of the black dirt region, has been crafting wholesome skincare products to help people with allergies, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and the effects of chemotherapy. “We found a new calling when a great employee got a new tattoo. Her artist recommended she buy a cream to help her tattoo heal but it was full of chemicals we could barely pronounce,” explains Allyn. “I knew my tallow cream would be an amazing option for her and it worked great. Word spread and Hog Wild Ink Oinkment was born helping many take care of their new or gently used tattoos. Making safe and effective skincare is our craft – we’re bringing an age old art to your modern canvas.”

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Green Funeral, Memorial and Burial Services

“Like a flower turning toward the sun, natural burial is fulfilling a change back to tradition. A deep peace emanates in nature with a spiritual connection,” shares Kerry Potter, owner of Dying to Bloom, a natural burial boutique. In addition to providing green burial and memorial products for people and pets, she also offers services including the popular Nyack Death Café, held the first Sunday of each month from 2-4 p.m. “Join us for tea and treats as we meet to discuss all aspects of death and dying,” she invites. “This is a safe, respectful space where you can share beliefs, curiosity, fear and stories. There is no set agenda, the discussions are to share and gain insight to our immortality. Interesting conversations are guaranteed. Continue Reading

When Your Pain is Too Much, Try Trigger Point Therapy by Kimiyo Matthews

Many individuals suffer from muscle pain and tension. Educating yourself about your issues is a key aspect of healing. While working with a good healthcare professional is important, it’s your body and you need to be in charge of your own health. If you are looking for a more natural approach than using a pain killer or anti-inflammatory medication to address muscle pain, trigger point therapy can be the solution. Continue Reading

Get Organized Today

Get your home organized for only $35 per hour and discover how much more relaxed and happy you feel,” invites Home Organization & Closet Solutions owner and army veteran Charlene Danzi. She can help you declutter, create better storage solutions, clean closets, pack and unpack and more. “I help you create a home that is clutter-free and organized. Listening to the needs of you and your family, I find the right solutions that work with your lifestyle. There is no judgement at any time,” she shares. Continue Reading

Breathe Better with Mold Removal with PuroClean

“Although all homes have mold spores in them, larger patches of mold growth can cause health issues and structural damage. Signs of mold
in homes include a musty odor and the visible black or white specks in areas of your home that have a water problem,” shares co-owners Jonathan Beever and Shawn McDermott of PuroClean. It is important to address mold issues and PuroClean offers mold removal services to stem the tide of mold, as well as cleaning and sanitization, including mold odor removal to restore your home or business to its original condition. Continue Reading