Photo courtesy of the Wellmont Theater
The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J., has announced a partnership with the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Essex and Morris Inc., to recognize September as “National Suicide Prevention Month.” The theater is set to work with the organization throughout September to make suicide prevention resources and donation opportunities available to audience members. These will be both online and in...
As we all hunker down during this unprecedented time, our romantic relationships are being put to the ultimate test.  We are all suffering from the stressful effects of COVID-19, which inevitably affect our emotional and mental states. As emotional beings, when we feel threatened, we tend to become irrational. Therefore, our ability to think clearly and objectively is impacted. Being...
Water safety statistics are scary stuff. Did you know: Drowning is the number one cause of injury-related death for children ages one to four. Drowning kills nearly 1,000 children every year. Formal swimming lessons reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88 percent. Water safety is a topic that impacts ALL families. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published updated...
Ronald McDonald House New York now has a Caregivers Integrative Wellness Program in an initiative to lend even more of a support network for those caring for their ill children. To provide comfort to the women, and men, that agonize about their little ones, the house now has the Blavatnik Family Foundation Wellness Center - a first of its...
mindful breathing
Healer Jay Bradley created his mindful breathing technique to help others alleviate pains hurting both emotionally and physically. The founder of Breathe On It takes one on a wonderful journey of learning how to rewire their brain through a conscious breathing practice known as Breathwork. Breathwork allows one to take control to become centered to end old harmful thoughts...
As the battle against COVID-19 rages on, the number of food-insecure people in Essex County, NJ, may rise to a staggering 17.4% by year’s end, with the greatest concentration found in New Jersey’s most populated city, Newark. Families are facing other troubles, as well, including employment loss and staying current on rent payments, plus the “digital divide” emerging with...
Jessie Villars is a testament to the healing power of cannabis and the industry’s ability to pay it forward to those suffering.  “I started as a patient in Medical Marijuana for five years, there have been many benefits. I started making my own edibles and people liked it. And then I got involved in a store,” Villars said regarding...
This Saturday, cannabis-industry job seekers will have the opportunity to learn how to get their foot in the door in this incredibly fast-growing job market, which Arcview Market Research projects will support around 467,000 jobs by 2022. HempStaff, a company that recruits for the cannabis industry and has traveled around the US training over 6,700 individuals, will be hosting Dispensary Training Classes...
Modo Yoga NYC, an environmentally and socially conscious boutique yoga studio, announced the launch of their new masterclass mini-series "Going Deep: The Masterclass" that explores the Modo and Modo Flow sequences. The series will be offered next on Saturday, March 7, in the West Village and Saturday, March 28, in Williamsburg. Modo Yoga combines the precision of therapeutic yoga and the...
increase efficiency
It is vital to increase efficiency in today’s fast-moving lifestyle with people being accustomed to instant access to everything from information to money in both personal and professional personas. When one feels they lagging behind in some, or all areas, five ideas should be considered for increasing efficiency and adding depth to one’s life by assisting with time management. ...
Unplug from technology
The world has become much smaller with the use of technology taking over productivity. It is necessary to learn how to take a break to step away from technological devices in order to be personally productive. Working, or on downtime, all are busy multi-tasking using desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. These mechanisms pull all into a world of social media...
Leading land-use consultancy, Dresdner Robin, has completed zoning analyses for a medical marijuana site now moving forward in Hoboken, NJ. The firm, which also conducted a neighborhood impact study for the site in late-2019, evaluated new regulations and proposed enhancements at the location, which was approved by the city’s Planning Board in July 2020. It will become the 10th...
Everybody gather round. It's been looming on the horizon for a decade, but it's finally here.... New York and New Jersey will have legal recreational marijuana use by the end of 2019.  It has been a long, difficult struggle for our "progressive area". Maybe it's that 64% of Americans are currently in favor of recreational marijuana; or maybe it's that...
Isaiah House, a 100-bed transitional shelter in East Orange, N.J., is hosting an online auction from noon on Tuesday, Oct. 13 to Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. The auction features more than 60 items, services and experiences donated by individuals and businesses throughout the surrounding community. It is the first auction in the organization’s history to assist with...
In 2011, Rochelle-R. E. Magno established 'The Lash Gallery' a boutique salon offering personalized beauty treatments.  In just 8 years, through perseverance and hard work, she now has three locations.  Her VIP clients include radio personality Angela Yee and hip-hop legend Roxanne Shante.  Allow NYNJ to show you how she followed her passion, overcame obstacles and built up her brand. Before starting...
On Friday, the NJ Board of Public Utilities approved the states first offshore wind farm to PSEG and Orsted, a Danish energy company.  The proposed 1,100-megawatt Ocean Wind project will be located 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.  The megaproject is expected to bring 15,000 jobs, $1.17 billion in economic benefits and power approximately 500,000 homes. “this will...