Supports for Healthy Lifestyles
Dr. Miriam Nelson of Tuft's University has a wonderful
website to empower women to take care of their health
and fitness. She also wrote a wonderful series of books
that serve as how-to manuals for combating chronic
disease and living healthy.
Here's a free tool from the USDA. It can help you
your diet, to make sure that you get enough of important
nutrients. It is easy to use. You can personalize the tool
for your own health and fitness goals. Studies show that
people who keep food journals loose more weight.
Massage Therapy & Healing Arts
Massage is a healing and relaxing way to take good care of
yourself. We are fortunate to have a number of talented
licensed massage therapists in our area, each of them
brings a special gift and talent to the work. It is a good
idea to experience massage with several different
practitioners so that you will know what is best for you.
Trager bodywork is a relaxing de-stresser!
Equine therapy for kids with special needs.
Alcoholics Anonymous - for help with a drinking problem.
If you have been affected by someone else's drinking then Al-Anon may be for you.
Overeaters Anonymous For all issues around food and eating behaviors.
Supporting local business builds prosperity and stability in
our community. Think about patronizing your neighbors.
Express yourself with beads; make one-of-a-kind pieces for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.
Truly delicious yarns! And a nice place to meet other
crafters and hang out.
Dancing is a fun way to move and sweat. Here are some
I took a class with Patti and liked her style. She's easy
going and encourages folks to move and have fun and not
stress over learning the moves; they'll come with
practice. Patti has instructions posted on line and you
can link to them from her website. She teaches weekly
at a club in Carney's Point. You can also find dancing
with patti on Facebook.
Environment and Conservation
How we treat the Earth is a reflection of how we are
treating ourselves. Healing ourselves heals the Earth.
Here are some resources for a healthier planet:
In our own backyard, The Wetlands Institute in Stone
Harbor, NJ is dedicated to promoting appreciation and
understanding of the value of wetlands and coastal
resources. The Institute encourages the public to protect
the terrapins by driving cautiously. They also sponsor
terrapin road patrols to safely help the terrapins cross the
road because each year many terrapins are hit by cars
as they cross the road to find nesting sites. When you
see a terrapin or other turtle such as a box turtle
crossing the road, you may be able to save its life. If you
help a turtle cross the road - always move it in the
direction it was traveling.
focuses on energy and climate change as well as food
and agriculture. The website has tools for reducing your
Invertebrate conservation is the focus of the Xerces
Society. What do bugs have to do with you? Plenty.
Agriculture is big money for Southern New Jersey and
many of our cash crops, not to mention our food plants
require insects for pollination. You probably already
know about the plight of the honey bee and colony
collapse disorder but you may not know about the loss of
native bees and other pollinators due to habitat loss and
pesticide use. You can help our native bees and other
pollinators by planting native plants and not using
pesticides in your yard.
Turtles hold a special place in my heart. Here are some
organizations that are working to protect these wonderful
creatures from extinction.
may be the oldest non-profit dedicated to sea turtle
protection. It was founded in the 1950s by pioneer turtle
researcher Dr. Archie Carr.
Heartpath Acupuncture, 2016