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Spring Detox

By Alexa Oth, LCSW Ahhh. Spring! The imagery that comes up can only make us smile… sunshine, tulips, children playing and birds chirping. We welcome spring with gusto this year, after such a long, snowy winter. Many of us have been contracting our bodies, minds and spirits since November. That’s what we do when it’s [...]

Relaxing and Releasing at the Ultimate Self-Care Retreat

It was a long winter that seemed liked it would never end, but Spring finally sprung and we celebrated the start of the new season with our Ultimate Self-Care Retreat. In March, Catherine Anesi, LCSW, RM held her transformational retreat at the Grail at Cornwall-on-Hudson, perched in the amounts overlooking the beautiful Hudson Valley. It [...]

Reconnect to You and Your Marriage After Baby

By Lindsay Sutton-D'Ascoli Becoming a new parent is rife with joy and hope of a new life entering the world, but according to research, 83 % of new parents report moderate to severe stress levels associated with their newfound roles (Stamp, 1994, Kleiman, & Wenzel, 2014). These heightened levels of arousal are present in most [...]

Top 5 Tips to Lose Winter Weight and Keep it Off!

By Alison Jolicoeur Certified Health Coach, AADP It’s been a long, cold winter here in the Hudson Valley. Have you found that you’ve gained a few extra pounds? Did you know it’s actually natural to gain a few pounds over the winter? The body instinctively craves heavier foods to help keep in balance over the [...]

Creating Calm Through Cabin Fever

By Catherine Anesi, LCSW, RM If you are living in the Northeast of the United States then you have been experiencing some very cold, and snowy weather. There have been many days where schools have had to close or have had delayed openings. You understand how difficult it has been to get around and to [...]

February Health Tip: The Buttered Coffee Craze

By Alison Jolicoeur, CHHC AADP There is a delicious way of drinking coffee making the rounds that I have to say; I’m totally hooked! Enjoy the benefits of healthy fats that help to satiate and energize you, as well as make you feel clearer and more focused. It is called Buttered Coffee - a delicious [...]

There’s Not Enough Time

By Lindsay Sutton-D'Ascoli, LCSW Twent-four hours in a day is all we get to take care of our children, relatives, pets, maintain a home, exercise, go to school or work, shop, clean spend time with friends, cook meals, dedicate time to hobbies, travel or engage in some good self care activities. Considering that eight of those [...]

Attitude of Gratitude

The holiday season is here! Traditionally that means we join with family and friends to celebrate.  This can be a wonderful time and it can also cause stress and bring up unwanted emotions. The holidays are time that we pause and are reminded of where we are in life. Some things we may be happy [...]

Ultimate Self-Care at the Grail

We had a fabulous time with a wonderful group of women the weekend of October 17th - 19th at the Grail Center in Cornwall on Hudson for the Ultimate Self-Care Retreat. Cathy Anesi and guests hosted a weekend of self-care including delicious, wholesome meals; yoga each day; essential oils; crystals and stones for healing; and meditation. Check [...]

How to Get Your Teen Talking

Written by Lindsay Sutton-D'Ascoli Many Parents of teens often feel like they are hitting a wall as they try to check in with their child about their day. The seemingly innocent “How was your day” question is typically met with uncomfortable silences, hostile attitudes, and a shrug of the shoulders or the more common response [...]