“We heard our Pride calling. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Rockland County Pride Sunday, we are going on tour,” shares Brooke Malloy, Executive Director. “With our permanent home opening soon on Franklin Street in Nyack, it is time to bring our signature June Sunday Pride event to other wonderful Rockland County villages.”
Articles from: May 2018
Submissions are being accepted for the 7th Annual Nyack Film Festival 2018 being held August 16 to 19. Open to all filmmakers, the submission deadline is July 4 and all entries must have been completed within the last 48 months.
In 2015, for the first time in the United States, cremations outnumbered burials, at 48.5% to 45.4%, according to The National Funeral Directors Association. In 2016, cremation rose to 50.2%. Many pet owners chose cremation for their four-legged companions as well. While green burial is the best environmental choice, the cremation growth is expected to continue to grow. The Association projects that the cremation rate will be over 60% by 2025
Until a family is faced with a terminal diagnosis of a family member or needing to prepare for end of life care, they may not know there are resources expressly designed to offer guidance and support. Hospice care is that resource and it has provided relief for so many families. It allows patients to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice is about making the patient comfortable and feeling supported so that they can experience the best quality of life possible during their final days. It addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs for the individual and the family.
As I sit down to write this article on women’s health, I can’t help but reflect on my own. Am I getting enough sleep? Considering I’m a working mom with two active boys, a husband and both a business and home to manage, probably not. Am I up to date on my doctor’s appointments? Come to think of it, I should get a new script for the mammogram my doctor ordered. How are my eating habits? Well, here I’m doing ok. I think. What about my down time? My time to relax, recharge, be creative? Hmmm… I have to schedule some of that time for sure. What about my stress level? I’m not even sure how to measure that. When was the last time I had a massage? Does any of this sound familiar?
Mindfulness is a way of training yourself to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life. It is a way of reasserting control of your mental and emotional life, by helping you reconnect to the present moment, rather than the pain of the past or anxiety about the future. Mindfulness helps you pay attention to, and see clearly, whatever is happening in your life. It is not necessarily a method of getting rid of life’s pressures, but it can help you respond to them in a calmer manner that benefits your heart, head and body.
Most people don’t associate attention, learning, processing and difficult behavior with vision. However, vision involves both the eyes and the brain. The eye is part of the brain and central nervous system; a significant percent of the nerves in the brain come from the visual system. Vision is, therefore, much more than the ability to see clearly. Vision does not occur in the eye; it occurs in the brain. Vision is the ability to take in and process incoming visual information and then obtain meaning from that information.
Dr. Janette Asaro Pena, founder of Newburgh Chiropractic in Newburgh realizes that with the warm weather approaching, it’s easier to get out to exercise. “Eating healthy is most important. The theory that you can eat a donut and then work it off at the gym is a myth. No amount of time on the treadmill will turn sugar into protein,” says this practitioner, who enjoys helping others decipher what to eat.
With the warmth of May, we may enjoy more of nature. We may be more likely to energize with increased outdoor activities. We may lighten our spirits as we lighten our outerwear. We may experience the burgeoning of mood and joy as we observe our landscapes, inside and out, burgeon with new life and growth, blossoming and blooming.
Do you ever feel like you are always talking yourself out of success? As soon as you start to set goals for yourself, do you suddenly have nagging thoughts about how you aren’t up to the task or how you simply aren’t qualified to carry it through?