“I began my personal training in the Non-Violent System (NVS) of selfdefense with Grandmaster Verkerke in 1996,” says Eddie Rose, senior instructor of NVS Peace in the Midst of Non-Violence at Shangri-La Springs, in Bonita Springs, Florida. This aspect of the martial art form seicho jutsu was created by Canadian Daniel Verkerke, Ph.D., as a simple self-defense system to teach and perpetuate nonviolence; he continues to share it with the public, law enforcement, corporations and private security firms in the U.S. and internationally.
Articles from: June 2017
Daniel M. Grady, president and CEO of Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. was recently awarded the Carol Selinske Founder’s Award from the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State.
Chronic pain can affect anybody, anywhere. It can strike the construction worker who puts in hours of overtime, the parent who is doing multiple things at once or the college student who is trying to cram for the next big exam. Chronic pain can creep its way into any joint, with signs and symptoms sometimes showing up without any rhyme or reason. If left untreated, chronic pain can have serious ramifications on a person’s quality of life, and affect even the most simplistic things that the individual enjoys doing.
Adavelyn Rivera, a Bilingual Integrative Psychotherapist, brings a multidisciplinary therapeutic approach to her clients to encourage and enable mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. As an Usui Reiki, Spiritpainting® and Sound Practitioner, she often weaves modalities to best support one’s own healing journey and the strength with in. She integrates Emotional Freedom Techniques (also known as EFT Tapping), a form of acupressure which combines eastern medicine and western psychology.
Do you seek a pain-free life? Or would you rather the ability to master pain and gain from it? Truly, we really only have two choices: comfort or power. Most people would opt for the pain-free life, and there are plenty of products out there that promise freedom from pain in exchange for dependence on that freedom. It is amazing how many people believe such a life is possible or even desirable. The need to avoid pain is never-ending and comes at a greater and greater cost. All addiction is driven by this never-ending need.
Local Author Profile: Just Breathe Out Using Your Breath to Create a New, Healthier You by Betsy Thomason
Breathing—your most important daily activity— simply happens, without much forethought. So why do you need a book about how to breathe? Perhaps you’re tired and seeking more energy. Or maybe you’re looking for relief from stress, anxiety or pain or a way to prevent stress, anxiety or pain?
Garlic greens are a true seasonal treat. At Rusty Plough Farm we plant our garlic in the fall. When the cloves sprout in the spring, we harvest some of the smaller, young, green plants. These fresh greens, along with the soft, white bulb, offer a slightly milder taste than the clove garlic, which is harvested later in the summer. The chopped garlic greens are great in sautés, soups, burgers, tuna salad, egg salad and even in your favorite home-made salad dressing. They’re lovely tossed with pasta and some fresh parmesan cheese. You even can add them to your garlic bread for some zesty color.
Virtually every weekend throughout the summer from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., you will have the opportunity to choose from the amazing selection of jewelry, natural crystals, minerals and stone beads from Voices of the Stones. Proprietors Carole White and Mary Cameron set up every Saturday and Sunday at the Woodstock Flea Market on Maple Lane behind Bread Alone Cafe. For those of you who loves beads, you will not want to miss their bead weekends on the 2nd Saturday of each month, when they bring their entire, vast selection. Other events occasionally may take them out of town, like the Nanuet street fair, Sunday, June 4 and the Rosendale Street Fair, July 15 and 16.
About 5 years ago I wrote an article for this magazine about the value of men’s groups for men’s wellness. The men’s group I founded in Nyack in 2010 still meets every other week, starting with a grounding exercise to fully arrive and leave our days behind. We check in with what we have been up to and more importantly, what about it has made an impact – the lessons, feelings and perspectives.
As Rockland Center for the Arts commences its artistic journey towards a new and different use of space and time, campers at the Summer Arts Day Camp will begin to discover things about both themselves and their surroundings as artists. The journey begins on the newly cleared nature trail, featuring sculptures from twelve different artists. Campers will explore the trail, while exploring contemporary art and creating their own sculptural installations.