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Green Building Goes Mainstream

Karen Totino, owner of Green Conscience Home & Garden, in Saratoga Springs

Karen Totino, owner of Green Conscience Home & Garden, in Saratoga Springs, received her formal education from Russell Sage College, earning a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She started an organic lawn care business in 2005, which transitioned into her current business, which opened in 2009. What have been the …

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A Journey from Healing Crisis to Inspired Calling

by Marlaina Donato Sarah Stout, a naturopath and clinical nutritionist, knows that the most inspired professions sometimes choose us. The vibrant doctor, raw foods chef, gluten- and dairy-free cookbook author and owner of Reinventing Wellness, in Ballston Lake, found her way back to health after being derailed by illness, and …

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Collaborative Cutting-Edge Medicine

by Linda Sechrist Locating the proverbial needle in a haystack today might just be easier than finding a medical doctor, doctor of chiropractic medicine and a thermographic specialist that collaborate for the overall good of the patient. Fortunately, individuals in the Albany area don’t have to waste time or energy …

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Journey to Your Best Self at Spirit Tree Connections

Spirit Tree Connections

by Erin Lehn Floresca Brandon Russ, founder of Spirit Tree Connections, in Latham, shares that his creative healing energy center is the culmination of his own journey. “It’s comprised of so many different aspects of my own awakening,” he says. “Spirit Tree is the part of my path for my …

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Creative Health Solutions for Chronic Health Conditions

Jennifer Burke

by Erin Lehn Floresca Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT) Jennifer Burke, founder of Creative Health Solutions, in Albany, knows that when it comes to dealing with health issues, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for everyone. She also knows there’s more than one way to accomplish anything we want to achieve. “Take mindfulness, …

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Jean’s Greens Puts Down New Roots in Troy

Jeans Greens Herbal Tea Works

by Marlaina Donato After 13 years, popular herbal shop Jean’s Greens is closing in Schodack and relocating to 225 River Street, in Troy, on September 6. “Our current landlord is expanding and needs the building,” explains owner Holly Applegate. “We are sorry to leave Schodack, but we’re also looking forward …

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