Local artist Shawn Dell Joyce has been teaching the entire 5th grade at East Coldenham about their namesake Jane Colden, America’s first female botanist. “Jane Colden is a local hero who was overlooked in the history books,” said Shawn Dell Joyce, artist and teacher at Wallkill River School, a non-profit artists’ cooperative with an art school and fine art gallery in Montgomery.
Articles from: July 2018
Insomnia plagues millions of Americans, and finding a solution can be difficult when the condition is chronic. Prolonged lack of quality sleep compromises health and sets the stage for depression, high blood pressure, obesity, inflammation, poor memory and even serious risk of heart attack.
The team at Mass Functional Medicine, PC, in Montebello, loves helping individuals recover their health. They are pleased to announce that Alain Mass, M.D. recently became a Diplomate of the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illnesses. Mass, also a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, practices functional medicine. “Mass Functional Medicine is committed to identifying the root causes of disease and dysfunction. It was created to be a healing place for resolving chronic health conditions,” he shares.
Yoga is just as much about our inside journey as the asana’s (postures) that often visually illustrate the yoga journey.
Peace Village Learning & Retreat Center in Haines Falls, NY on Hunter Mountain is a sacred space which touches the heart and soul in ways that you may not find anywhere else. Peace Village offers weekend retreats on a variety of topics where you can learn to meditate and study spiritual knowledge.
Reiki is the Holy Spirit. Very ‘in your face’, I know. This statement usually will stir a lot for people in different ways. Still, this is precisely how I choose to deliver the answer to a beginning student (or a session client who’s open) when asked what Reiki is.
“Growing up cooking with family gave me my passion for food, but I didn’t realize it was my calling until later in life,” shares Nyack-based Chef Tara Ciannella. “Through all my years growing up I would have dinner parties at least once a week for friends and family. Being in the kitchen and teaching myself recipes brought me into a place of serenity. I remember, at a young age, helping my grandmother prepare typical Italian Sunday dinners.”
Back and pelvic pain is a common occurrence in pregnancy. It can make simple activities like sleeping or sitting in a car for any period of time difficult to bear. Often people shrug this pain off as just a part of pregnancy and assume it will fade away after the birth of the child. However, when left untreated, some pregnancy related back pain can make the delivery itself extremely painful or continue long after delivery. Chiropractic care can be a perfect natural way to alleviate the pain and address the root cause.
During my years’ growing up in Yonkers and as an adult living in Connecticut and Massachusetts, I spent many blissful days in the Hudson River Valley. I sank into the comfortable Victorian splendor of Mohonk Mountain House and hiked its’ rustic, winding network of trails. I walked the casual Main Street of New Paltz, enjoying coffee houses and funky vintage shops that a college town brings. I indulged a life-long love of historic homes, touring the mansions of Vanderbilt and Roosevelt and enjoying the eclectic design of Frederic Edwin Church’s Olana, astonished by its majestic views from high on the hill. Impressive architecture and landscaping is matched— maybe surpassed—by idyllic perches and panoramic views of the mighty Hudson River. The region always has exerted a strong pull on my spirit.
We all go through life adjusting to many new roles as women, perhaps from being young and independent, to a new mother, a mother of multiple children, a maturing woman who is dealing with life and career, to a woman who sees her children flying the nest and to a wise, elder woman.