Monday, October 15, 2012

Dr. Glen Hepker

Our next contributor in Sacandaga Sun Magazine...Dr. Glen Hepker: 

Doctorate degrees in psychology and health and wellness arts; he is an author (A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN: THE PHILOSOPHY OF TRUE HEALTH - &, individual & marital counselor, wellness coach, and master instructor of tai chi chuan, chi kung, kung fu, and associated health/wellness philosophy and practices...he owns and operates Mason City Tai Chi~Chi Kung~ Kung Fu LLC & Mason City Wellness Center LLC.

In Sacandaga Sun he addresses some of our readers marital questions. We are happy to welcome him!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sara Wiseman

Sara Wiseman will be joining us in our next edition of Sacandaga Sun Digest. I've taken a lot of her online courses recently and asked her if she'd like to submit an article of interest and she obliged.


Author and intuitive Sara Wiseman experienced a spiritual awakening when she unexpectedly received spiritual teachings, which began "the purpose of life is soul growth." She is the author of Writing the Divine, Your Psychic Child, and Becoming Your Best Self (2012). An award-winning singer/songwriter, she has produced four music CDs with her band Martyrs of Sound. She is columnist for New Age Retailer, and hosts Ask Sara with Sara Wiseman on Contact Talk Radio. She offers private intuitive consults and training.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

There are many ways that wrapping paper can be reused or recycled

The gift wrap industry earns roughly $2.6 billion in retail sales each year. Tons of paper trash is generated from the gift wrap people use to conceal gifts for Christmas, Chanukah and other special occasions throughout the year. As much fun as all the different patterns of wrapping paper can be, gift wrap is a relatively unnecessary bit of decor, purchased with the intent of being ripped away and discarded.
There are many ways that wrapping paper can be reused or recycled. Here are a few to think about.
1. Save some scraps of paper to use for children's art project at school and home.
2. Use in scrap booking or as an inexpensive matting for photos.
3. Wrap other presents in paper that has been preserved well.
4. Shred the paper and use it as filler in packing boxes or as a decorative filling for gift bags.
5. Use bits of paper to make gift tags.
6. Employ origami and use leftover gift wrap as your paper of choice.
7. Line shelves or drawers with the paper to protect surfaces.
8. Make decoupage holiday decorations for next year.
9. Crumple up the paper and use it to stuff into tall boots so they keep their shape.
10. Trace the pattern of an envelope on the paper and cut out your own envelopes for little notes or holiday greetings for next year.
11. Buy a reusable coffee cup that enables you to change the insert. Use a piece of gift wrap to change the design.
12. Cover a holey bulletin board with a piece of gift wrap for a festive look.
13. Find out which types of paper can be collected by curbside recycling and wrap it up with your newspapers.
14. Add some wrapping paper that's free of harmful dyes to your compost heap.
15. Use paper to line a bird cage.
16. Give paper to the kids to play with. Chances are they can come up with many other great ideas.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012
11:00am until 7:00pm

Featuring Psychic and Intuitive Readings, Card Readings Rune Readings, Teachings on How to Use tools of the trade. Halloween Animals, Healing Stones, Food, Halloween Manicures, Jewelry, Crafted Items, Sacandaga Sun and more!! This is a benefit for the Century Club with proceeds going to fund their programs: Domestic Violence and Literacy.$8.00 Admission. Individual Readers and Practitioners will charge at their booths- Each Practitioner has Also donated an item for a Chinese Auction. We have some really cool things :) We will be hosting an afternoon spell-casting and closing at 7 with a drum circle.