Hello Again - April 2016

So glad to be back with our April Resilience Issue where you can count on more exciting information all with good health, calm, body comfort, and love in mind!

There are 2 big themes going on this month and it was hard to pick just 1 to follow. So, I didn’t. I went with both. But, before getting into that, let me mention something super exciting. I’ve just moved to a new office after a decade long of being where I was. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be changing digs. The new space continues to be in the Upper Westside of Manhattan. I’m now on Columbus Ave at 67th Street very nearby Lincoln Center. It’s a convenient location and the neighborhood is bustling. I’m actually right across the street from WABC so I’ll keep an eye out for hot-off-the-press news stories! At any rate, our feature banner image above is of me signing my new office contract. As my dear friend and website designer/master Rafael DeArce of dRC Online says, “Change is good.” Well, good works for me!

Now, back to the themes I mentioned above. Theme #1: April = Stress Awareness Month. This is supremely important as an appropriate amount of stress in our lives is fine, but being stuck in a chronically stressed state (which most of us are sometimes without even realizing it) is extremely detrimental to us physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. Moreover, when we habitually operate in Sympathetic Nervous System dominance (stressed state) our bodies will ultimately gain fat irrespective of exercise and/or healthy eating.

Consequently, look for This Month’s article April = Stress Awareness Month. In this piece, I write about a particular way, the HeartMath® way, that can not only help get us out of stress, but can also lead to increases in our overall, long-term resilience. This is about discovering techniques to help get us into coherence, re-charge our depleted batteries, and operate more efficiently and effectively. I could go on and on, but I won’t. That’s why I’ve included a short video and lengthier article for you to find out more about HeartMath® and building personal resilience. As a Licensend HeartMath® Certified Coach, I’d be happy to respond to any questions you may have in this regard. (The timing of this topic is also perfect given Tax Day comes knocking at our doors on the 15th. Yikes!

Theme #2: April 22nd is Earth Day – You can find this referenced in What’s New. Earth Day has an enormous pull for me because I love, appreciate, and want to keep our beautiful planet as green as possible. Also though, I am a believer and practitioner of earthing or grounding which involves having direct skin contact with the earth. By being grounded with Mother Earth, we actually place ourselves in a position of receiving a variety of health benefits. I’m imagining you’re thinking this sounds kind of wild. If so, before coming to a firm conclusion, please check out our Feature Article Earth Embrace. You might indeed become intrigued by this alternative health practice.  PS National Arbor Day on the 29th is also near and dear to my heart. I love a nature walk in the park surrounded by trees, grass, flowers, and blue skies.

Because I enjoy sipping on warm tea, (it brings me calm) I wanted to share my Ginger Root Tea Time Nourishing Recipe with you. Given this month’s resilience theme, it seemed like the perfect time to post this simple to make, healing tonic. I have this homemade tea almost daily and I’ve come to really enjoy it. I hope it brings you as much satisfaction as it does me.

Before closing my friends, I just wanted to mention again how much fun I have making in-person presentations. I had the honor of returning for the 3rd time to Gotham Volleyball’s Health & Wellness seminar with Bump, Set, Eat, this time giving players cutting edge info on how to gain and maintain energy and fierceness both on the court and in life.

I also am delighted to be returning to Christopher Street Financial’s Words & Wines Seminar with Them’s the Fats in May. You can read more about that in What’s New? If you wanted to stop by and listen up, that would be terrific. Just make sure to RSVP. Of course and without a doubt, I’d be equally pleased to come to your business, group, etc. and offer a FREE presentation to you and yours. If interested, let me know here.

Moreover, as I’ve mentioned last month, you can find me at a table/booth at the Nutrition Aesthetics Vitality Efficacy Life (NAVEL) Expo in Manhattan on Sat. May 14th & in Long Island on Sun. May15th. Look below for details and mark that date!  
Phew my friends, there’s so much going on that I think I need to take a break now. I sincerely hope you enjoy this issue! As always, I’m here to respond to any and all of your questions and comments. Until next month,

All the best in good health!