NY bill would require HPV vaccine for children to enter school, daycare


Friday, October 11th 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - A concerned mom is warning about a New York bill that would require children to get the HPV vaccine before they could attend school.

There’s definitely a large concern among the moms I know about this.”

Laura Greenaway is a mom of two girls. She learned of the bill from posts on her Facebook feed, and now she wants to alert other moms.

“It created concern and anxiety for me that this is not a decision that I can make for my own child,” Greenaway said.

She doesn't believe kids should be required to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus across New York State, and Greenaway is not anti-vaccine.

“My children are all up to date on other vaccines that are tried, tested and true. This is a newer vaccine with very alarming side effects,” she said.

The bill is sponsored by State Senator Brad Hoylman (D- Manhattan), whose legislation eliminating the religious exemption for vaccines in school children was recently signed by Governor Cuomo.

“It would require all children born after Jan. 1, 2008 to receive the HPV vaccine to attend school or daycare in New York, similar legislation passed in other states including Rhode Island,” Hoylman said.

Hoylman says the HPV vaccine is safe and should be mandated to protect children from cancer.

“A routine vaccination of HPV could remove up to 92 percent of cancers caused by it,” Hoylman said.

Hoylman says members of the medical community are in support of the bill, and suggests concerned parents consult their doctor for the facts.

“I believe that we have a responsibility to look at the data, look at the science and act accordingly,” Hoylman said.

According to the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gardisil 9 is currently the only HPV vaccine available in the United States. The CDC website says of 29 million cases, there were 7,244 reports of adverse events from the vaccination during. Only 3 percent were considered serious, meaning it was linked to death, a life threatening event or disability.

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September 10, 2019 • Stress Management Tips and Tools

Three Experts Share Options for Self-Care

1) The Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, Network, (MVNHC) has 3 locations and a wide range of services, including counseling.

2) Stacy Moraldo, LCSW, at the MVNHC, gives tips to manage stress in the moment.

3) Jacque Smillie, Kundalini Yoga instructor, speaks of ancient technology we need now.

september 3, 2019 • TUESDAY • 10-11 AM • WVOX 1460 AM

Self-Care With Tapping

September 3, 2019

For many, tapping has been a powerful tool to: 

1) manage stress, 

2) reduce symptoms of PTSD and addiction withdrawal, and 

3) prevent suicide. 

Learn the basics for self-care or to help someone you love.

For a video tutorial of tapping, visit HERE.

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AUGUST 27, 2019 • TUESDAY • 10-11 AM • WVOX 1460 AM

Steven Gottlieb on Vaccine Injury and Death

Steven Gottlieb is an energy wellness coach discussing the problem of vaccine injury and death, and difficulties the public has with accessing information about these incidents. 

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He swims, walks, pays attention to what he eats, and encourages others to take the first step towards wellness, even if it is a single baby step.

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Aszmara, Belly Dancing Teacher

Aszmara has mastered the ancient and traditional dance forms from the Middle East and Asia. 

She recently celebrated her 40th anniversary as a teacher and continues to perform and teach throughout Westchester County, NYC, and the Middle East.

Aszmara: on femininity, confidence, sensuality, and power.

Captain Nutrition

How Do You Care For Your Body?

What food are you putting into your body?

Is it pure as God's love, or processed and shoddy?

You've got to get better and better, my Child.

Your body is a temple, not to be defiled.

Our bodies have built-in technology we can learn to use for optimal quality of life.

Introducing Jacque smillie and kundalini yoga

Jacque Smillie, Leader on the Healing Path

Jacque Smillie, Kundalini Yoga (KY) instructor, spoke with briefly on September 10, 2019 about how the ancient technology of KY is powerful and effective for "taking out the trash" in our hearts and minds.

She has been a wellness coach using various tools since 1980, transforming thousands of lives in the process. 

Her life story is a fascinating one, and she certainly understands what hard work, debilitating illness, and breakthroughs are about. She is a talented and caring person who has helped this author with many health issues since 2003.

Find Kundalini Yoga (KY) in New York







Jacque Smillie, offers one-on-one sessions via Skype that this organization recommends with full confidence.

Her spiritual name is Sat Sahej Kaur, meaning "One who easily communes with God." She says, "Your spiritual name either fits you now, or describes something you will grow into."

She was given this name through a process anyone can do.  If you would like to have a spiritual name, contact her via her website (link below) and ask her how.

Smillie teaches KY in Southern California’s Inland Empire, and will begin teaching in January, 2020, on Whidbey Island, WA.

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Steven Gottlieb Discusses Vaccine Injury and Death

Steven Gottlieb is an energy wellness coach who uses a variety of techniques to help people feel better, no matter how grave their condition. By using the body-mind connection and working with the body's energy system, we can decrease or eliminate symptoms of withdrawal, chronic pain, post-surgical pain, and emotional pain such as PTSD.

No one technique works on everything for everyone, so we say "try it on everything" because energy work cannot harm you, and it might even transform your life.

In this segment he focuses on the problem of vaccine injury and death, and difficulties the public has with accessing information about these incidents. 

Thanks to the Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the Childrens' Health Defense Organization, and GreenMedInfo.com, we have a chance to learn more about how the CDC, some members of Congress, the American Medical Association (AMA), vaccine manufacturers, and social media giants work together to persuade the public that vaccines are "safe and effective" (despite the lack of solid scientific research to support the claim, and presence of solid evidence to the contrary).

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Health and wellness

Science, Meet Spirituality

Spiritual Teachings on Health and Wellness Are Gaining More Support From Scientific Researchers. What Does That Mean For You? A Happier Life!

Whether you describe yourself as religious, spiritual, or something else, you can benefit from the latest research and technology that affirms ancient wisdom. Managing stress levels can be easier when we remember to breathe, but especially if we are breathing in a certain way.
​For example, consider heart rate variability, or "HRV." As we inhale, the healthy heart beats a little faster, then slows down slightly as we exhale. This natural speeding up and slowing down of the pulse puts the entire body in a state that is called "coherent," meaning that the body and brain are communicating effectively and efficiently with each other, according to the research at HeartMath, based in California.

​Coherence is important because it has a cascade effect that impacts the endocrine system, which controls all the hormones released into the bloodstream. In fact, recent research has placed the heart in the endocrine system when it was discovered that the heart has endocrine glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream. Coherence also impacts our ability to think clearly and perceive our external world with more objectivity, optimism, and confidence, which means less anxiety. Who has never experienced the stress in school when taking a test after studying hard for it, only to go blank on the first question? That is an example of when you were out of coherence, because the huge majority of signal traffic is from the heart to the brain -- not the other way around. Our emotional state has far more impact on our ability to think than formerly thought.

​The folks at HeartMath have discovered many things about heart function that suggest that the physical heart's structure is key to our inner wisdom and intuition. The way we breathe, how we direct our thoughts, and the environment we spend most of our time all impact our heart's ability to support us in the best ways it can.

​Think, Feel, Transform. Think "TFT" when you are feeling overwhelmed and remember that there are new ways to handle your stress. For more information about how breathing, heart rate variability, and your thoughts impact your physical health and emotional quality of life, visit: HeartMath.com/science/ or contact the Community Connection Initiative (see below).

Brought to you by the Westchester County Post Community Connection Initiative (CCI). 

To book a stress management workshop or individual session, contact: TFTNYC@gmail.com.

Good Vibrations

Who can look at this little guy and not feel anything? He's so happy it's contagious! Dogs know how to be in the present and enjoy the moment. We can learn much from them, but how can we make happiness a habit?

Loretta Graziano Breuning, Ph.D., is the founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and author of several books that make brain neurochemistry fun! No, really. She is a seasoned teacher and professor emerita at California State University, East Bay, and really knows how to make complicated information easy to understand. Her YouTube channel, Inner Mammal Institute, is a good place to start if you want to learn more. Dr. Breuning graciously gave the Post an interview, and in turn invited its publisher, Janelle Allbritton, MPH, to be a guest on her podcast. 

In her book, Habits of a Happy Brain, she describes four chemicals, how they make us feel good, and how we can retrain our brains to increase those happy chemicals: Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, and Serotonin. The important thing is to do even the smallest thing every day to boost one or more of these chemicals to start new pathways in your brain that may start as a small passage cut through a jungle. That small passage will become a superhighway of electrical signals over time with repetition -- 45 days, to be more specific.

Here is a very brief summary of the four chemicals, what they do, and how we can boost them to have happier brains.


The synthetic form of this is cocaine, which impacts all dopamine receptor sites at the same time, giving a high that is impossible to experience in nature. We feel the dopamine "zing" when we seek and find a social reward we want (which is why cocaine can be so addictive because we get the reward without working for it).

We can build new dopamine circuits by aiming for easily achievable but important goals, then celebrating our success, no matter how small it may seem.


This chemical is released when we are in a situation that combines vulnerability, trust, and safety. These elements are needed for mammals to survive in groups, which is a safer way to live long enough to propagate the species. Without trust, no one would get any sleep, nor would mothers care enough about their babies to support their needs for things like food.

We can build new oxytocin circuits by being trustworthy, fostering trust in those we love, and even going for a massage.


Our bodies have their own private pharmacies that manufacture hormones, nutrients, and drugs we need. One drug our bodies create is morphine when we are experiencing a high level of physical pain. "Endogenous" means "internal," so "endomorphine" is the morphine that our bodies produce naturally. It helped our ancestors escape a violent situation after sustaining an injury. 

We can build new endorphin circuits with several activities, including exercise and deeply heartfelt, unabashed laughter.


It is important to feel important because it is the basis of the drive to survive. Life is a series of being in the one-up position, then in the one-down position, so the key is to simply enjoy the status when you're up, and enjoy not being a target of jealous folks when you're down.

We can build new serotonin circuits by, Dr. Breuning says, "by daring to say, 'Look what I did!' to another living soul once a day. Noticing how we positively influence others is also constructive. 

Brought to you by the Westchester County Post Community Connection Initiative (CCI). 

To book a stress management workshop or individual session, contact: TFTNYC@gmail.com .