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Summer Mind Body Soul Expo

Mind Body Soul Expo presents a health, wellness and holistic exhibition from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., August 10 and 11, 2019 at Holiday Inn Saratoga, featuring more than 45 exhibitors and eight free presentations/classes each day. Founder and event coordinator Jennifer “Gem” Rhodes says, “The Mind Body Soul Expo …

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Learn and Grow During Women’s Month on Lake George

Louise Finlayson Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and transformational coach inspiring lasting transformation for more than 25 years, is celebrating Women’s Month with a series of life-changing workshops and retreats throughout the month of August at Wiawaka Center for Women, on Lake George. Events include: – Take Ownership of Your Life, …

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CBD Products Available at Local Organic Salon

Beauty Society Organic Salon is now carrying Luce Farm full-spectrum cannabidiol (CbD) hemp products. Co-owner Cristina Connolly says, “We did a lot of research and tested many hemp products. These are organic hemp products of the highest quality.” They are sustainably farmed in Vermont, using organic practices from germination to …

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Local Reiki Master to Teach in Sweden

Gina Clemente, reiki master and instructor, will be bring her extensive knowledge of reiki to Sweden this summer to teach a Reiki Master Level retreat to reiki practitioners from Sweden, England and Switzerland from August 14 through 18, 2019. A few spots are still open. Clemente states, “Reiki is a …

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The Healing Powers of Sound

Deborah Segel, owner of Segel Violins, in Troy, repairs and sells violins and other musical instruments. She is also actively obtaining certification in therapeutic sound healing. Designating August 2019 as Healing Powers of Sound Awareness Month in her retail shop, Segel offering 10 percent off singing bowls, and 15 percent …

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Learn Natural Essentials for a Healthy School Year

Lynn M. Gelman, reiki master, Brennan Healing Science practitioner and essential oils educator, will conduct a Back-To-School Wellness program at 6:30 p.m., August 28, 2019, at EMBRACE. Participants will learn how to help kids improve their immune system, boost confidence, help focus, relieve belly discomfort and promote restful sleep when …

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Help for New Business Startups

The Community Builders, Schenectady Works and the Social Enterprise and Training (SEAT) Center have entered into a new partnership with the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region to offer a financing program aimed at minority and women owned business enterprises (MWBE). This is a job financing program that will …

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Sage Femme Midwifery Welcomes Hannah Gregory

Hannah Gregory (pictured left), a midwifery student who felt called to work with women and children when she spent some time at a hospital in Togo, West Africa, has joined the staff at Sage Femme Midwifery, a local midwifery practice that recognizes, respects and trusts the wisdom that is integral …

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New Location and Hours for Jean’s Greens

Jean’s Greens Herbal Tea Works & Herbal Essentials has moved from Troy to the 43 Mall, in West Sand Lake. Proprietor Holly Applegate says, “We will now be working solely, on internet orders on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In the past, we have been open to the public on these days.” …

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Going Gaga for Goats

The Mariaville Goat Farm offers a variety of unique venues, events and homemade products at their “funky little off-the-grid goat farm” that promotes health and wellness. A 20-foot yurt is available for rental via Air BnB for personal retreats. “Goatie cuddles” are available daily and goat yoga is offered on …

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