The New Feminine Voice: A Women’s Retreat This Summer in Greece

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 8:47am  |  COMMENTS (1)

The New Feminine Voice

If you’re a women seeking to strengthen or develop a stronger feminine wisdom and dream of doing it on a Greek island, there’s summer retreat for you. Claudia Sherwood — a local and a guide using Reiki and various healing modalities — has organized The New Feminine Voice, a Women’s Retreat on the island of Limnos in Greece.

Sherwood has been spending summers on the island of Limnos in the north Aegean of Greece near Turkey for 10 years after purchasing a home there. “After learning to speak light Greek and living with the local customs and Mediterranean food, I am inspired to share this with others – especially women. I know the tavernas and small hotel owners and the deep beauty and quiet meditative spaces that this large but less known island offers,” says Sherwood.

This year she decided to organize a women’s retreat mid July, “The New Feminine Voice” on developing our inner feminine wisdom using Greek Goddess archetypes seen through the prism of Jungian Psychology. She will offer the retreat with Diana Martinez , who is versed in Gestalt, Family Constellations and Somatic training.

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Montclair Mom Gives Back by Creating the Watchung School Wellness Fair

BY  |  Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Watchung School Wellness Fair

Hakika DuBose is no stranger to the wellness industry. She opened Power Stretch Studios in Montclair in 2011, and has made health and wellness her life.

Hakika, known as Kika to locals, has decided to give back to her local Watchung school PTA, by organizing a free Wellness Fair at the school for the public to enjoy. “I wanted to create an interactive event that would encourage both adults and children to look at health and wellness from a fun perspective.” DuBose says. Continue Reading

Health Policy Expert to Speak on Reproductive Rights at Bnai Keshet in Montclair, 2/11

BY  |  Friday, Feb 10, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Magda Schaler-Haynes Health and social policy expert Magda Schaler-Haynes will speak on “The Growing Peril to Reproductive Rights” at Bnai Keshet’s Kaplan Minyan on Saturday morning, February 11. The Kaplan Minyan, which meets in the Red Gables historic house across the parking lot from the synagogue’s main building, begins at 10:30 a.m. with selected songs and readings.

Schaler-Haynes is an attorney specializing in health and social policy, reproductive health care, health reform and health plan regulation. As an independent consultant, she provides research-driven strategic guidance to diverse public, non-profit and private sector clients. Schaler-Haynes’ recent work for the Center for Reproductive Rights includes serving as Amicus Manager in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the successful U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Texas’s abortion clinic shutdown law. Until June of 2015, she served as Special Advisor for health care and women’s issues to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Previously, she served on the health reform team for New York as Senior Health Policy Advisor at the New York State Insurance Department. Schaler-Haynes is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University where her current courses include Public Health Law and Money, Politics and Law: Abortion and Public Health.

Magda Schaler-Haynes  “The Growing Peril to Reproductive Rights”
Saturday, February 11 at 10:20 am
Bnai Keshet, 99 So. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042



HackensackUMC Mountainside Lit Up In Red for February

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

American Heart Month

If you were wondering why HackensackUMC Mountainside was lit up in red, it’s not Glen Ridge’s new red light district. Instead the hospital is bathed in red to bring awareness to American Heart Month!

HackensackUMC Mountainside has switched out its exterior lights to glow red during February reminding everyone that it’s American Heart Month. The hospital’s illumination in red began on Friday, February 3, the 14th Annual Wear Red Day for Women.

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Get Fit Montclair! 17 Workouts To Try in 2017

BY  |  Monday, Jan 23, 2017 9:00am

Looking for a new workout? The choices are endless in Montclair. From barre to boxing, yoga to spin, here are 17 workouts to try in 2017:


YMCA of Montclair (25 Park Street, Montclair): Many group fitness classes, two swimming pools, an indoor track, a weight room and fitness studio, boxing room, basketball & volleyball, Life Circuit training, Handball & Racquetball, and steam & sauna facilities —  Adult membership: $100 joiner’s fee / $59.50 per month


Architect Studios (4 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair): Offers HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, as well as spin classes, TRX, yoga, and more. — drop-in classes $25, class packages from $115 – $399 Continue Reading

Community Agencies Join Together to Support Young Adults in Recovery With ASPIRE Program

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 1:00pm


The YMCA of Montclair, in partnership with the National Youth Recovery Foundation (NYRF) and Partners for Health Foundation in Montclair, will launch three 12-week programs geared to adults between the ages of 18 and 30 in long-term recovery. ASPIRE (Achieving Sobriety by Promoting an Insightful Recovery Experience) will provide lifestyle and professional skills coaching from business people in the recovery community to help participants launch their next life chapters. The program will be held at the YMCA of Montclair’s Park Street Branch. The first cohort of 20 young adults, who have six months or more of recovery, begins February 15. Applications and more information on the schedule can be found online here..

The NYRF works with young adults and educators in recovery and, using documented research from the leading institutes studying addiction and recovery, built the ASPIRE curriculum that is compatible with the needs of people in long-term recovery and the philosophy of the Y that healthy living and community connection are keys to happiness and fulfillment.

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Run The Baker’s Dozen – 13.1 Mile Tour of Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017 9:30am

Montclair Bread Co.

If your New Year’s Resolution is to get in shape, this may be the very thing to motivate you. Montclair Bread Co. is hosting The Baker’s Dozen, a 13.1 mile tour of Montclair on March 25.

Artisan breads, pastries, and doughnuts will await you at the finish line of this USATF certified half marathon course. All registrants will receive a half-zip, long sleeve tech shirt. Finishers will receive commemorative medals. Special prizes for overall top 3 male & female finishers and top 3 of each per age group.

Never ran a half-marathon before? Fleet Feet will help get you ready for the race with its Baker’s Dozen 1/2 Marathon Program which begins on January 14. There will be an informational meeting tonight, Tuesday, January 3 at 7 pm and then the 10 week program meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 8 am.

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The Norovirus That Stole Christmas

BY  |  Monday, Jan 02, 2017 12:45pm

norovirusThere has been a lot of puking in Baristaville. Norovirus, aka the winter vomiting bug, a common winter virus has been making its way through town.

It visited the Gilmore house on Christmas Eve, gifting us with a very unwelcome present.

The virus can cause vomiting and diarrhea, either one or the other, or both. According to the CDC, other symptoms include, stomach pain, headaches, and sometimes fever. A person usually develops symptoms 12 to 48 hours after being exposed to norovirus. Most people with norovirus illness get better within 1 to 3 days.




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Join A Cause For Community

BY  |  Sunday, Jan 01, 2017 2:00pm

Join A Cause For CommunityWhen dealing with life’s daily demands, people need a place to go where they can feel supported, a place where adults can find life balance; children can reach their full potential; seniors can be active and find camaraderie; and families can connect and strengthen relationships. By becoming involved with the YMCA of Montclair, individuals have the opportunity to improve their health and well-being and connect with the community, all while participating in their favorite program or activity.

“The YMCA of Montclair is a community that is dedicated to helping individuals achieve a balance of spirit, mind and body,” said Jennifer Nelson, YMCA of Montclair Membership Director. “We encourage everyone to get involved by joining the Y where they can take advantage of the resources and support to be healthy and connected.”

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y seeks to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To help more people benefit from the Y, the YMCA of Montclair is holding a membership drive. New adult members who join in January 2017 will get the 3rd month FREE!

The YMCA of Montclair offers a variety of programs to help achieve greater health and well-being, nurture youth and inspire individuals to give back to better their community.

Many know the Y for their weight, fitness, and circuit training equipment, or their 150+ free weekly group exercise classes and indoor swimming pools. But the Y also offers programs for chronic disease prevention, obesity and nutrition, including their Diabetes Exercise Program, Lose to Win weight loss challenge and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, for cancer survivors. Financial assistance and babysitting services are also available.

To learn more about the YMCA of Montclair, contact 973-744-3400 or visit


Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Kicks-off 2017 with a Host of Fitness Activities

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 1:12pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

We told you about Montclair Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. Now, check out the great line-up of activities to jump-start the New Year. The 2017 kick-off event is Monday, January 9, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine Street. There is a $10 registration fee.

Mayor's Wellness Campaign Kicks-off 2017 with a Host of Fitness Activities

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