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Beauty with a Conscience

by Marlaina Donato Cristina and William Connolly, husband-and-wife owners of Beauty Society Organic Salon, in Malta, know firsthand how important a non-toxic lifestyle can be. Their own health was altered by working with chemicals every day, and this led them to a cleaner salon life. “From a professional point, we …

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Yoga Science: The Ancient Formula for Happiness and Health

by Erin Lehn Floresca Leonard Perlmutter, founder of the American Meditation Institute (AMI), in Averill Park, and author of The Heart and Science of Yoga: Empowering Self-Care Program for a Happy, Healthy, Joyful Life, begins each day with a morning meditation. It’s just one of the many creative tools he …

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Celebrating 13 Years of Massage Therapy in Albany

by Erin Lehn Floresca   John Tubbs, LMT, owner of Albany Massage Professionals, was 16 years old when he broke his neck playing football. “I was paralyzed for around a month’s time. The doctors told me I wouldn’t walk again,” he recalls. But Tubbs wanted to prove them wrong, and …

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We Are All Imperfect Beings, Even Yoga Teachers

Pam Medina, owner of The Yoga Lily, in Clifton Park

by Martin Miron Pam Medina, E-RYT-500, has achieved the highest level of recognition through the Yoga Alliance, an organization that works to regulate the quality and integrity of the ancient yogic tradition. She been practicing yoga for 24 years and is the owner of The Yoga Lily, in Clifton Park. …

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Yoga as Part of the Community

by Wesley Delanoy Orchid Tree Yoga Director and Certified Yoga Teacher Laurel Tormey Cole has been studying yoga intensively since 1998 and teaching for 12 years. She states, “The mission of the Orchid Tree Yoga community is to foster personal growth through exploration, determination and self-study by promoting physical awareness …

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A True Explorer of the Psyche

by Loreanna Thomas Laura Normile earned a Master of Arts degree in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, in San Francisco. She is a passionate explorer of the human psyche and its capacity to inspire mental, emotional and physical healing. The intention to study psychology, in conjunction …

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Not Your Average Physical Therapist

by Erin Lehn Floresca Holistic physical therapist Marianna Vaysman, MSPT, knows firsthand how uncomfortable life can be when we’re in physical pain. After a car accident in 1992, she required physical therapy to help recover from her injuries. However, her recovery didn’t go as smoothly as she had hoped—much in …

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Using Medical Thermography for Cancer Prevention and Wellness

by Linda Sechrist The thermographic camera, which uses infrared energy to see trespassers in total darkness. was originally developed for military use during the Korean War. Today, complex thermographic cameras are used in numerous fields such as medicine, where acupuncturists, chiropractors, doctors of Oriental medicine (DOM) and integrative physicians find …

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