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The Red Hook Star Review

Recently I was honored to be interviewed by our community newspaper, The Red Hook Star Revue. The Red Hook Star Revue began publishing in June, 2010. They are the only neighborhood newspaper to serve the Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront District, and Gowanus communities.

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Baby Steps

This time of year, we all have grand aspirations for New Year's resolutions. Expensive gym memberships, high tech kitchen equipment, stringent juice cleanses, and lofty philanthropic goals all start with great intentions but often morph into strangling guilt as the year marches on. But that doesn't mean we can't take bite-sized steps towards our new-year, new-you desires!!

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New Year, Renewed Will Power

“Will power is trying hard not to do something that you really want to do,” said Frog. “You mean like trying not to eat all of these cookies?” Asked Toad “Right,” said Frog.

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Holiday Health Tips

Now that it's full-blown holiday madness, here are some tips for staying healthy, keeping calm, and making the most of this time of year!

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Cup O’Cheer!

We can all find some comfort this time of the year with a little warmth. Winter's a wonderland for tasty brews, whether you wassail, chug glögg, hog the nog, or simply sample the cocoa left for Santa (and his elves). But if you could use a perkier brew - one that won't have you nodding off 15 minutes later - allow us to suggest a (new?) yuletide treasure that's both healing and delicious: masala chai.

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Toys: Safety & Fun!

Visions of sugarplums often means visions of the Most Amazing Toys for children during the holidays. As the Grinch says, "Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums..."

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The Acupuncture 411

After being in practice for almost two decades, I've realized that there are many common misconceptions associated with acupuncture. The most common is that acupuncture will hurt. With proper needle insertion, acupuncture should not hurt but sometimes can be a little uncomfortable.

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Mindfulness and Meditation for Children

As a mindfulness and meditation program developer and teacher, I work with children and teachers both privately and in school settings. I help them develop strategies to manage stress, lessen anxiety, build resilience and see firsthand how these practices can change their lives.

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