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Inspirational Learning and Restful Retreats: Expand Your Possibilities at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck

The Hudson Valley has long been known as one of the country’s premier destinations for lovers of vibrant cultural, recreational, and educational experiences.

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All Fun, No Fatigue: E-Bikes Are All the Rage at Berkshire Bike & Board

Berkshire Bike & Board, a staple of the Berkshires cycling scene since 1997, has a new location opening in Hudson this summer.

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Staying Independent: Small Pharmacies Get Creative to Stay in Business

Facing pressure from large retail chains, community pharmacies are finding creative ways to stay in business.

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Cultivating Creativity

Jump-starting a more creative existence can help us hop off the productivity hamster wheel, ease burnout, and bolster wellbeing. Two experts help to demystify the process.
Once we shelve our culture of toxic productivity, we can explore the human imperative to foster creativity and the health benefits a life of wonder and curiosity can provide. Wendy Kagan consults with creativity experts Jeffrey Davis and Natalie Nixon on how to hop off the hamster wheel and jump start a more creative existence. (But guess what: It’s going to take discipline!)

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Sleep in the Time of Social Justice

Reclaiming Rest is Critical to Health, Wellness, and Even Liberation
Disordered sleep is on the rise—not a shocker. The challenge is in reclaiming our sleep, despite anxiety, distraction, and self-sabotage. Health editor Wendy Kagan chats with the experts.

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Wellness Visits Are Vital for Kids Heading Back to School

We all know that yearly physicals are important for adults—it’s the one time someone’s going to check your cholesterol, after all. But even for those near-invincible young kids and adolescents, yearly visits are just as important as your own. And with the pandemic disrupting both parents’ and kids’ schedules over the last year-and-a-half, it’s vital for kids to get up-to-date for both wellness visits and vaccinations before they go back to school this fall.

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Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival Debuts This Month at Plattekill Mountain

The one-day, family-friendly event features over 30 classes and workshops for all ages and abilities.
During the last year of the pandemic, many Hudson Valley and Catskills yoga enthusiasts discovered a love of practicing in the great outdoors. But the combo of movement and fresh mountain air was one that Delhi fitness instructor Raegan Reed had long ago realized was the perfect fit. Now, after years of dreaming and a pandemic-driven delay, she's finally realizing her dream of launching the Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival. The inaugural one-day event at Plattekill Mountain on Saturday, July 24 features over 30 indoor, outdoor, and mountaintop classes and workshops for all ages and abilities, as well as a farm-to-table dinner and concert.

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Stone Wave Yoga: Tending the Flame of Personal and Communal Wellness

In the summer of 2019, Liz Glover Wilson had just opened the second location of her burgeoning Gardiner yoga studio and wellness campus, Stone Wave Yoga, in Poughkeepsie. Like so many other small business owners in the Hudson Valley, she had no way of knowing that only months later her entire business would fundamentally change. With the pandemic’s economic and personal challenges constantly at her door, however, yoga remained the one thing that Glover Wilson knew she could count on. “A lot of the students who stayed with us this last year are hungry to learn more about the yoga tool kit because they’re seeing that it really does work,” she says.

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The Advantages of Being Awestruck

A look at the psychophysiology and health benefits of experiencing awe and other positive emotions.

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Has COVID Killed Sex?

Has the stress, grief, and survival-centric state of mind that tanked you libido? You're not alone.

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The Power of Being Plant-Based

The most evolved diet for a peaceful, balanced Earth? For Sharon Gannon, the hands-down answer is veganism.
In her new book Yoga & Veganism: The Diet of Enlightenment, Sharon Gannon updates and adds (faux) meat to her 2008 manifesto Yoga & Vegetarianism, bolstering the argument that a vegan diet is the true path to yogic bliss.

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A Voice for Choice

It's Time for Women to Reclaim the Narrative Around Later Abortions
Deeply stigmatized and regularly reduced to a political rallying cry, later abortion is in fact a complex predicament—profoundly human, sometimes heartbreaking, and sometimes, surprisingly, hopeful. Often, it’s exacerbated by misconceptions and bureaucracy.

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What Is Power of Attorney?

What this important legal document can do and why you need it. Advice from Walden-based law firm Jacobowitz & Gubits
Nobody likes to think about the "what ifs" in life, but according to Michael Wagner Esq., of Walden-based law firm Jacobowitz & Gubits, the road to answering some of life's tough questions—like who will manage your family's finances if something unexpected comes your way—starts with power of attorney, a critical legal document for anyone, regardless of age.

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The Thrill of the Chill: Cryotherapy Comes to the Catskills

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Then it’s time to try your hand at cryotherapy. After just three minutes in a chamber that’s been blasting your body with nitrogen gas supercooled to -180 degrees, your brain will think it just snowboarded down a black diamond run. And thanks to the anti-inflammatory and mood-boosting effects of the "fight or response" triggered by cryotherapy, that’s the whole point.

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