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Increasing Abundance through Mindful Investments

by Marlaina Donato In 1985, a handful of advocates banded together to make a difference in the Capital Region, and through their efforts, created Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region, in Albany. The organization has financed more than 875 community development projects, built and/or renovated more than 1,315 affordable …

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Sharing the Healing Power of Reiki

by Erin Lehn Floresca Gina Clemente, a certified reiki master and instructor who began her practice in 2002, first discovered the healing art of reiki during a transitional period in her life. “I was leaving my career in retail management and figuring out what steps to take next,” she recalls. …

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Healing Wavelengths: Light Therapy Services

by Marlaina Donato Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or photomodulation, might sound like a new healing modality, but its roots go back to ancient times. Thousands of years ago, people of Chinese and Egyptian cultures used the power of sunlight and color to help heal the body. Today, LLLT is …

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American Meditation Institute

by Rachel McDaniel The American Meditation Institute (AMI) is a nonprofit, educational organization devoted to serving all of humanity. Established in 1996, the institute is driven by the desire to share the teaching of yoga science as holistic mind-body medicine, an approach to healing that teaches people how to steward …

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Sage-Femme Midwifery has a Great Track Record

Kelly McDermott, Director of Midwifery at Sage Femme Midwifery, is proud to share the impressive birth statistics that have been generated by the service over the past eight years! With more than 575 births since 2010, they can boast the lowest rates of birth interventions in the area. Of the …

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Celebrating 30 Years of Holistic Care

by Erin Lehn Floresca Dr. Joe Gulyas, founder of Northeast Spine & Wellness, in Clifton Park and Albany, is excited to be celebrating 30 years of business in the Capital Region. While this holistic practitioner says there were a lot of factors that went into his becoming a chiropractor, he …

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Unearthing Hidden Potential with Hypnosis

by Marlaina Donato Even in our age of information, hypnosis is often confused with entertainment or the inaccurate perception that it is a mind-controlling, cryptic practice. Joan Ann Fissette, in Clifton Park, a certified consulting hypnotist and member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, demystifies her field with a straightforward, …

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Igniting the Fires of Purpose and Transformation

Louise Finlayson PhD

by Marlaina Donato Asking for directions when we are unsure of the way is a logical choice behind the wheel, and it is no different when it comes to our own lives and discovering a sense of purpose. Albany clinical psychologist and life coach Louise Finlayson believes that finding direction …

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Rhythms of Healing at Welcome Home Integrative Bodywork

by Marlaina Donato Licensed Massage Therapist Elena Ajdelsztajn, in Guilderland, once believed that her life’s work would be in industrial design, but destiny had other plans. “It’s wonderful and empowering to be able to share with clients what I know that works so well for myself,” says Ajdelsztajn, who is …

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Instruction for All Levels at Heartspace Yoga

by Wesley Delanoy Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts offers yoga instruction for all levels of experience. They hold drop-in classes daily, as well as structured series and workshops, teacher training, sound healing events and other offerings focused on fostering the mind-body connection, such as Pilates, meditation, massage and qigong. Owners …

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