New Jersey Chiropractor Discusses Son’s AD/HD

When New Jersey chiropractor Daniel Cardellichio discovered that his 13-year-old son James had attention deficit/hyperactive disorder (or AD/HD), he started to reflect on his own childhood. “I think that I had AD/HD growing up,” he said. “It was a situation where I remember sitting in class, looking at that clock every 10 seconds. I wasContinue reading “New Jersey Chiropractor Discusses Son’s AD/HD”

Spotlight On: Saiwa Healing Arts

It was her own anxiety that led Lauren Haimelin Carter to embark on a career healing others. As a student at the State University of New York in New Paltz, being an overachiever had its limits. When she came back from studying abroad in Spain in 2002, a doctor diagnosed the now-41-year-old with anxiety. “IContinue reading “Spotlight On: Saiwa Healing Arts”

On the Frontlines: New York City Nurse Liza Billings

By: Mallika Rao Last year gave nurse Liza Billings a new perspective on life. While working at the emergency room in Manhattan’s Lenox Health Greenwich Village hospital, she lost her brother Leo to the COVID-19 virus. On top of that, Billings, 42, braced the early months of the pandemic at an overwhelmed hospital. Pre-pandemic, sheContinue reading “On the Frontlines: New York City Nurse Liza Billings”

Anxiety Book Creates Movement

A book designed to eliminate anxiety stigma started a movement last year at a time of heightened anxiety. Lentini, 58, co-wrote the book Anxiety Insights with her daughter Nicole, a psychiatrist based in Chicago. They each documented their own human struggles with anxiety, alongside those of other family members and loved ones. “One of myContinue reading “Anxiety Book Creates Movement”

Poughkeepsie Life Coach brings optimistic realism to practice

Personal trainer Erica Jones Woolley turned a back injury in 2019 into the opportunity to coach others in a new way. “Right before the world changed, my world began to change,” she said, referring to the time before the COVID-19 pandemic. “As a person who moves for a living, I realized there was the possibilityContinue reading “Poughkeepsie Life Coach brings optimistic realism to practice”

The Trauma of Racism: Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa

This article is part of a series called “The Trauma of Racism,” where we highlight the effects racism can have on minority populations. When Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa first heard the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, he had a mix of emotions. “I had a little relief, sadness,” he said. “The whole thingContinue reading “The Trauma of Racism: Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa”

Long Island Native Turns Homesickness Into a Business

Being from a small town in Long Island, New York, Josh Anker always loved his bagels. Then he moved to the Philadelphia area to attend Drexel University and stayed there after graduating. Once the pandemic hit, he got an idea to bring his favorite bagels over to the Philly area after deciding to work remotelyContinue reading “Long Island Native Turns Homesickness Into a Business”

Graduate Student Makes Waves with New Business

Kate Thompson, a Hudson Valley native who is pursuing a master’s degree in social work, did not know what to do after getting laid off from her restaurant job during the pandemic. She was interning for a nonprofit organization that offers home-based therapy in North Carolina, where she moved to after getting her bachelor’s inContinue reading “Graduate Student Makes Waves with New Business”

On the Frontlines: Ashley*

This article is part of a series called “On the Frontlines,” where we profile the struggles of those who fought the COVID-19 virus as frontline or essential workers, as they process the toll this pandemic has taken. Ashley started working at the maternity ward of a New Jersey hospital right after graduating nursing school inContinue reading “On the Frontlines: Ashley*”

On the Frontlines: Dr. Seema Rizvi

This article is part of a series called “On the Frontlines,” where we profile the struggles of those who fought the COVID-19 virus as frontline or essential workers, as they process the toll this pandemic has taken. Dr. Seema Rizvi realized that the pandemic had reigned her in when she was pulled over by aContinue reading “On the Frontlines: Dr. Seema Rizvi”