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Natural Materials Are the Best

by Loreanna Thomas Cecilia Tkaczyk, the owner and creator of CeCe’s Wool Yarns and More, has been a sheep farmer and knitter for more than 20 years. She says, “I know the value of wool and its many amazing properties. I wanted to create a place that highlights wool and …

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Retro Retreat Provides Tranquility

by Martin Miron The Quarry House Retreat brings people together for creating community, embracing nature and celebrating life. They offer meditation, sound healing and artistic workshops while renting space for classes, workshops and retreats. There is space for yoga, reiki, group meditation, instructor-led workshops and classes. It’s an ideal place …

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One-Dimensional Solutions Are Not Enough

by Martin Miron Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Baer, is accepting new patients at her Hudson and Latham offices. She was one of the original health providers to bring treatments to the Capital District for chronic Lyme disease. After many years, she enhanced her training by working at one of the largest …

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Local Couple Collaborates For Holistic Health and Healing

by Martin Miron Joan Ann and Albert Fissette each are the proprietors of their own holistic healing businesses, and in their combined office space, they work hand-in-hand. “We decided to share one office with one person scheduling appointments,” says Joan Ann, a certified light therapist, certified master hypnotist and certified …

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Earth-Centered Programs For a Journey to Harmony

by Loreanna Thomas Willow Tree Wisdom, owned and operated by Barbara Neznek, an American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist, has opened a healing center located on a five-acre farm in Amsterdam, New York. Neznek has also completed Sandra Ingerman’s two-year Shamanic Teacher Training program, as well as all of the Foundation …

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Dr. Herzog Seeks Better Ways to Optimize Health

by Martin Miron Certified naturopathic and biological dentist Dr. Robert Herzog, DDS, NMD, IBDM, is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry who originally worked as an engineer before switching to dentistry, and now has close to 25 years of experience to his credit. He says, “Engineers are problem …

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Spirit Tree Connections Creates Empowerment

Spirit Tree Connections

by Martin Miron Spirit Tree Connections, a creative healing energy center in Latham, aims to augment a concert of care with integrated, creative and practical application in a space where people are encouraged to open their minds and find their childlike joy in life again. Founder Brandon Russ shares, “We …

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Harnessing The Power of Desire

by Martin Miron The nonprofit American Meditation Institute (AMI) is dedicated to serving humanity through the teaching of Yoga Science as holistic mind-body medicine—an approach to healing that uses the power of thoughts and emotions to positively influence physical health. These techniques include meditation, diaphragmatic breathing and yoga postures that …

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Sage Femme Midwifery: Birth-Related Services

by Loreanna Thomas Kelly McDermott, director of midwifery and owner of Sage Femme Midwifery, founded in 2010, provides support for all phases of pregnancy, as well as primary care and well woman care. She is a licensed midwife and certified nurse midwife. Sage Femme, French for wise woman, follows a …

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Healing Hands: Kathleen Vroman Celebrates a Decade

by Marlaina Donato When Licensed Massage Therapist Kathleen Vroman, owner of Community Massage and Holistic Therapies, first set out on her path, she could not have envisioned such a rewarding journey 10 years later. A decade after honing her skills at a local spa and six years since launching her …

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