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Gift Idea 5: Dreams Come True

What do the Virgin of Guadalupe, Frida Kahlo, mysterious keys, beautiful roses, wolf mamas, and owl saints have in common? According to Aemen Bell, herbalist, artist, healer, and creator of Praecantrix Sacred Objects, they all represent methods of transformation, something she wants you to experience when you sleep on or meditate with her organic herbal dream pillows. Continue reading

Gift Idea 4: Personal Truth

My experience at Sat Nam Yoga Spa has changed my life in the most unexpected way. Just one or two classes per week have helped me keep my body in shape, but also have transformed my mind and heart to accept nothing less from myself than my own authentic truth. What a gift it has been to me, and our whole community to have a beautiful resource like Marilyn’s Sat Nam Yoga Spa available in Hurleyville, NY. This holiday season, why not offer someone you love the opportunity to rediscover and recreate who they are and to become a strong and authentic individual. Continue reading

Gift Idea 3: A Basket of Health

At Pleasant Stone Farm in Middletown, it’s all about supporting the local community, something they find especially important around the holiday season. Discover a wide selection of natural & hand-crafted products made in our area and curated into a unique gift basket collection. Choose from different healthy themes from spa and tea lovers to choc-a-holics and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Custom baskets are also available – simply come in or call to choose a theme, specific products or a price range and walk away with a beautifully arranged gift. Continue reading

Gift Idea 2: Artisan Beauty


Can a single bar of soap or bottle of lotion change your day?

In ancient times, bathing was a special time of cleansing and renewal that many of us have lost to a quick shower. Holly Bator-Dziewit of Northern Catskills Essentials believes that body care can be a healthful, aromatic and rejuvenating experience that pleases all of our senses, transforming us and our whole day in just a few moments. Transformation – what a beautiful gift to share this holiday. Continue reading

Gift Idea 1: The Gift of Radiance

EXPERIENCE your INNER RADIANCE at Radiant Yoga this Holiday Season, voted Best Yoga Studio 2011 by River Reporter’s Reader’s Choice. Savor deep, thorough breathing and therapeutic alignment and stretching in the newly renovated studio, located in the quaint hamlet of Mountaindale, NY. Owner Janet Gula is the only yoga instructor in Sullivan County teaching in the Anusara style, a hatha yoga with a strong therapeutic foundation. A young student, experiencing great relief from back pain of several years, calmly described her experience at Radiant Yoga – I feel like a superhero! Continue reading