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Relationships: The Challenge of a Lifetime by Mignyetta C. Woodlen-Ramnani, LCSWR

Many of us know how challenging relationships can be. We always are in some sort of a relationship. We may not even realize it but we also are in a relationship with ourselves. We ask ourselves what is our purpose, why are we here, where are we going, who are we and why do we think and act the way that we do? We also ask those same questions of the people that we are involved with as we try to understand what exactly makes a person tick. When we look at our culture and society as a whole, we often wonder what went wrong that so many of us are not getting along with each other. We look at divorce rates and wonder is marriage still a worthwhile endeavor. When we have children we are often at a loss on how to communicate with them effectively or how to communicate at all for that matter as they get older. Continue Reading

Don’t Stop Moving by Liz Glover Wilson, 500 RYT and Lori Beers 500 RYT

Let’s talk about intentional movement and how important it
is to our health. Wait. Don’t stop reading. I promise this is
not an exercise article. This is about your health. Continue Reading

Closer Connected Trusting Relationships by Ronnie Figueroa

I believe that most people are truly looking for closer connected trusting relationships, meaning that we are seeking the mutual ongoing acceptance and commitment toward oneself, a person, a couple or group whether together or apart.
To maintain this type of relationship, the most important variable is the need for all those involved to first and foremost learn to live a life of practicing awareness, presence and having positive caring intentions. It sounds relatively easy
on paper, but living this kind of life can be very difficult for many of us. And the main reason for relationship issues is that we have been so conditioned by society that it often can bring ongoing frustration and mistrust. Continue Reading

Get a Personalized Wellness Program Tailored Just for You

Chiropractic physician, nutritional counselor and homeopathic practitioner Dr. David Connell brings over three
decades of cutting-edge healthcare experience, chiropractic
care and success to support his clients in developing a comprehensive and personalized wellness program that is easy to follow and effective. Continue Reading

It’s Time to Give Yourself Permission by Jessica Hans-Smolin

All too often, we get caught up in the demands of our day-today lives that we ignore or neglect our deepest needs. Our ‘produce, produce, produce’ minded society teaches us
to wear our overworked exhaustion as a badge of honor and sign of success. Come in early, leave late, eat at your desk, rinse, repeat. Continue Reading

Dental Care for Children in the 21st Century by Dr. Sherri Alpert

Every parent is challenged with the task of keeping their children healthy. One of the more difficult challenges may be bringing your child to the dentist for the restoration of cavities. Of course, the best plan is to instill in your child good nutrition and good oral hygiene so that they don’t get cavities in the first place. Continue Reading

Valentine’s Special for Facials

Exfoliage Facials by Samantha currently is offering a Valentine’s special. Bring a friend and you both receive 25% off on a treatment of your choice. Continue Reading

Art Therapy for Couples

Justine Girard, licensed creative arts therapist and board certified art therapist, uses art therapy to help couples reconnect with one another. “I provide a safe space for individuals and couples to connect to their vitality through the creative process. Artistic expression goes right to the core, expediting healing and transformation. My approach depends on your need; talk therapy, art therapy or a combination are available,” says Girard, who affirms that no art experience is necessary and that sessions can be with or without art. Continue Reading

Have a CPR Party and Learn How to Save a Life

Rockland County resident Randi Colton and founder of FitChick CPR took an interest in learning CPR her junior year of high school. She has over 30 years of experience in CPR and first aid training and was the first recipient of the “New York Hero Award” in 2018 from WCFR and was named “Hero of
the Month” by Gary’s Gutters for December 2018. Recently, she used her lifesaving skills to save a 69 year old who had gone into cardiac arrest. As a certified CPR instructor, she offers a number of courses including Heartsaver® (First aid, CPR, and AED techniques to assist adults, children, and
infants), Family and Friends® CPR courses, BLS for Healthcare Providers, CPR Parties, Babysitter’s Safety Course, Lunch and Learn Seminars and Fundraising with CPR. Continue Reading

Chef Who Seasons Everything with Love Opens Cafe in Time for Valentine’s Day

Rockland’s favorite purveyor of Caribbean-infused gourmet cuisine announces the grand opening of La Talaye in downtown Haverstraw on Friday, February 8 starting at 5 p.m. The public is invited to this free event, sponsored by Town Liquor of Haverstraw, to sample deliciously fresh and healthy creative choices‒ a fusion of contemporary and innovative dishes and traditional favorites. Continue Reading