A reflection from our Founder and Director
It is said that as you become older, the years go by faster. While I know, on my “scientist” side that this is not physically possible, it certainly does feel like the years breeze by at warp speed, and that just yesterday we were looking over floor plans for what was to become the New Jersey Center for Healthy Living. That was more than a decade ago, and February 2015 marks our 10th anniversary.
We have been witness to numerous “openings” and “closings” of businesses along Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. In our fickle and confusing economy, we do not take for granted that it has been somewhat of a feat to have our small business survive for these past ten years. Aside from beginning a new business, we were also attempting to change the face of local healthcare delivery to include several other modalities beyond what western medicine has to offer.
In thinking of what has made the ride bearable on some days, and positively enjoyable on others, I always believe that it is about Our People. From the opening of our doors, we have been blessed with the knowledge, experience, and spirit of the practitioners that have crossed our threshold and decided to locate their practices with us.
Around the corner are new things. The Institute at New Jersey Center for Healthy Living, a concept that has long been part of the Center development plan, will come into full fruition at the beginning of 2015. There will be an increased offering of health education courses in all areas of mind, body, spirit – and environment. We will begin to offer education-based travel delegations, including a trip to Cuba in May 2015 that will engage U.S. and Cuban citizens in an exchange on sustainable – and happy – communities.
There will always be something for everyone at our Center and I urge you to consider spending some time with us. Expand your potential for full healthy living and visit one of our practitioners; attend one of our classes or workshops and share your growing knowledge by living a healthy example for family and friends.
I look forward to expanding our acquaintance in the second part of our journey.
Dawn Diamond, MPH