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Letter from the Publisher: Aging with Purpose

I can’t stand the term “anti-aging.” I turned 48 last month, which is dangerously close to 50. To be honest, I am unsure how I feel about these numbers. So it was, therefore, timely that we’re featuring the article “Aging with Passion and Purpose,” by Debora Shouse, in this month’s issue. After all, shouldn’t that be our goal? Shouldn’t we ... Read More »

Letter from the Publisher: The Ever-Changing Debate on Cancer Prevention

Cancer sucks! Not only does cancer suck, it is a disease that is extremely personal. Like an evil snowflake, it is incredibly individual and no two people’s experiences are the same. Within one year’s time, I watched my beautiful sister succumb to cancer while my husband, thankfully, began a journey toward beating it. I have one win and too many ... Read More »

Letter from the Publisher: Vape—Your Teens’ New Training Bra

by Kelly Martinsen Vape … the word is everywhere. In fact, it’s a noun and a verb. And if you are like me, a parent of teens, I imagine you are wondering what this thing—which smells like cotton candy and is inhaled through a fancy (often bedazzled) pen-like item—is all about and just how safe it is. Vape pens, also ... Read More »

Letter from the Publisher: How is your Time Spent?

“Time, time, time, see what’s become of me while I looked around for my possibilities.” –The Bangles 😉 The months of May and June for me are busy ones. Too busy, really; they are filled with both end-of-the-year ceremonies and obligations and summer planning. Beginnings and endings. The use of time and the planning of time. Time. Time is so ... Read More »

Letter from the Publisher: Leading by example

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I couldn’t stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”  –Mark Twain I am going through the whole “ignorant” stage with my brood. Oh, they love me and are respectful ... Read More »

Letter from the Publisher: The Law of Attraction Lite

I’m going to tell you a little bit about the theory of the Law of Attraction and my experience with it, and then I will leave it to you to decide. When I looked up “Law of Attraction,” the word “pseudoscience” was one of the first things to pop up. This law intrigues me not as a science, but more ... Read More »

Letter from the Publisher: The Quest to True Health

In the ‘80s, I guzzled soy milk by the gallon. Oh, and I didn’t just drink the stuff, I traveled far distances in search of soy products, like the ice cream, the cheese—all of it. I was also known to toss tofu into everything—salads, soups, stir-fries and more. Oh, I was a soy proselytizer, too. I would tout its virtues ... Read More »

Letter from the Publisher: Cultivating Mindfulness

“Happiness is a perception, meaning if you concentrate on it you can have it.” -Pharrell Williams February in New York is sometimes beautiful, with snow-lit boardwalks, frozen ponds and a crystal mist covering lawns. Yet, more often than not, it’s like my view this morning: wet, gray and dreary. At least that’s how my mind is interpreting what my eyes ... Read More »

An Interview with Creative Arts Therapist Arden Fekett, Who Helps People Discover the Promise Within

Arden Fekett, who has a Master of Professional Studies degree and is a licensed creative arts therapist, works on Long Island utilizing creative outlets as a means to uncover potential, heal self-doubt and work through problems. Natural Awakenings Long Island (NALI) caught up with her recently to inquire about her life’s work. What is your life mission? It’s been I ... Read More »

Myobrace Orthodontics

A beautiful smile begins with healthy and well-aligned teeth. This can be achieved through a good set of genes or, more commonly, rigorous orthodontic activities. One successful and easy option with high patient satisfaction is Myobrace orthodontics developed in Australia more than 20 years ago. Traditional orthodontic methods use various materials to artificially move teeth into their right positions with ... Read More »