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Articles from: August 2015

General Montgomery Day 8k- September 12 in Montgomery

On Saturday, September 12, the village of Montgomery is once again the host and site of the General Montgomery Day 8k, in support of Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center. Runners and walkers will race 4.97 miles through a moderately challenging course starting and ending at the Montgomery Senior Center. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the race start, rain or shine, is 8 am. The event includes a health fair, awards, runner’s bags, and giveaways. Participants can register online at . Please call Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center for more information at 457-5000. Registration fee is $25. Age 15 and under is $15.

Proceeds will benefit the Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center, Orange County’s Nonprofit of the Year. The mission of the Cancer Resource Center is to advocate for and connect the Hudson Valley community of people living with and affected by cancer with informational and educational resources and support services to improve quality of life through all stages of the cancer journey. All services are provided free of charge.

Creating a World of Wellness by Dana DiTrani

When chatting with someone it is common to hear, ‘I hope you are well’, ‘Be well’ or ‘Stay well’. These and similar phrases can be categorized as courteous commentary or, in some cases, simply pat responses. Well-wishing is considered good manners, however, polite as it may sound wishing someone well also can be thought of as simply a civil impulse.

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A Mystical Approach to Finding Balance in Parenting by Bracha Meshchaninov

As a mother of 6, a lifelong student of Jewish Mysticism and a yoga teacher, I have found the concept of balance, or ‘Tiferet’ to be the most valuable goal to which to aspire. How as parents do we know when to say ‘yes’ and when to say ‘no’? How do we know how much love, allowance, digital time or extra mashed potatoes is too much or too little… much do we push ourselves as parents to go the extra mile or pull back for our own time to renew? Being able to find the balance, between the inclination to go outwards and give and to focus inwards and withhold giving, in whatever form, is a great art and a necessary component of mental, emotional and physical balance.

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Keeping a Positive Mindset through Massage by Jen Servidio

"I choose to be happy because it's good for my health" ~author unknown

Happiness is a choice. So many of us seek out happiness from a source outside ourselves such as another person, a career or a hobby. Fortunately, there are active steps individuals can take that make the choice to be happy easier and more accessible.

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A Natural Approach to Stress and Mood Management by Bridget Rawls Peterson

These days, everyone seems to be constantly on the go. This can lead to constant feelings of stress and never feeling fully relaxed. Naturally our moods fluctuate. The mind reacts to the events of life and moves quickly through emotions during times of stress. It is important to accept that those moods and emotions are natural and necessary, however, it is by holding onto moods and being unable to move through them that can cause problems. When stuck in a negative mood or emotion, it can then start to impact the physical body. Fortunately, there are steps everyone can take to change that. Here are some natural suggestions for stress management.

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Cupping by Stephen Kaplan, L.Ac.

Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that can be used to alleviate many issues associated with pain, stiffness, tension and spasm including pain from fibromyalgia, arthritis and skin problems, by correcting the qi, or flow of energy, or eliminating blood stagnation. It often is done in addition to acupuncture.

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Nyack Dentist Welcomes Patients Like Family

Dr. Dwayne Bodie is devoted to comprehensive and preventive care, welcoming his patients as if they were family. “As a small, friendly dental office, we provide efficient, personal care and help you make informed decisions about your oral health and treatment options,” he explains.

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Benefits of Traditional Taekwondo Training by Don Wiggins

The benefits of training in traditional Taekwondo have some similarities to training in any martial art but, at the same time, also have some notable differences. Martial artists who train regularly see improved overall health, including better balance, more flexibility, improved coordination, more strength, increased speed and more confidence. Those who study traditional Taekwondo enjoy these, as well as additional unique benefits, derived by learning time-honored skills. Here are some of the benefits of traditional Taekwondo training.

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The Union Arts Center A Home for the Creative and Healing Arts

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ~cartoonist Scott Adams

The Union Arts Center (UAC) in Sparkill aspires to provide a safe and dignified space to gather in spirited community while engaging in self-inquiry and creative exchange. UAC honors the creative spark in each individual, believing art is an avenue for authentic expression and universal truth.

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Creating Smiles for All Ages

Dental Wellness of Suffern led by Dr. Sherri Alpert and Monroe Dental Office led by Bobby Crohn provide quality dentistry for individuals of all ages. “We offer a wide range of dental services including preventive, cosmetic, implant, restorative and reconstructive dentistry,” shares Alpert. “We also perform screenings for oral cancer and TMJ dysfunction.”

The staff at both offices pride themselves on their patient-centered practices and do everything possible to make dental visits pleasant and positive experiences for their patients. “We continually strive to earn the loyalty of each of our patients and expect to see second, and even third, generations,” says Crohn, whose specializes in dental implants and crowns. “We utilize the most advanced materials and techniques in the dental field today and offer an environment that includes comfort, trust and education.”

In addition, Dr. Alpert is the author of two children’s books that help children feel more comfortable at the dentist. “Our nurturing office environments help alleviate apprehension about visiting the dentist and make it fun,” she explains.

Dental Wellness of Suffern is located at 2 Executive Blvd., Ste. 307, Suffern. Visit or call 918-1801 to learn more. Monroe Dental Office is located at 400 State Rte. 17M, Ste. 2, Monroe. Call 782-0189 or visit for more information.