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Living Well w/ Rachel Curwen and LYNX by RC in 5 Questions. A trusted source on the NH Seacoast.

Name:_Rachel Curwen_______________________________ Business:_LYNX by RC_

Phone:_603-661-9186___Email:  rachel@lynxbyrc.com    Site:_www.lynxbyrc.com _

1. What service or product do you provide?

I design jewelry with semi-precious gemstones to bring connection, meaning, and strength to others. I infuse all of my creations with reiki healing energy.

Connection through my matching jewelry sets so you are close to the special person you love no matter where you are in the world; Meaning as you tap into the metaphysical energies of the gemstones which help cleanse & activate the chakras; Strength from specially sourced crystals that support courage and wellbeing.

I love making custom pieces tailored to your aesthetic tastes and targeting your metaphysical needs. I often find that I use my intuition to guide me on the design.

2. What made you decide to do this?

Lynx by RC Jewelry was born from my desire to create further connection, meaning and strength in this world. The more I worked with semi-precious gemstones, I learned about their healing and metaphysical properties which allowed me to intentionally design jewelry for people based on their spiritual, emotional and physical needs.

A close friend of mine delivered a baby at 29 weeks which was the final inspiration to push forward and start Lynx by RC. I made this friend and her 2 year old daughter matching bracelets so they could be close to each other even when mommy was at the hospital with the new baby and not at home. The little two year old could look down at her bracelet and know that mommy is always there with her.

The bracelets were made with rose and crystal quartz along with a lotus flower charm. Rose quartz is known to open the heart to support unconditional love and deep inner healing while crystal quartz clears negative energy and enhances spiritual growth. The lotus flower charm symbolizes the beauty and spiritual growth that comes from difficult challenges. My friend was overjoyed that these bracelets could be a way for her to stay connected to her two year old during such a challenging time and that the crystals could support her through such an emotional journey.

3. Five words that best describe yourself or your service.

Spiritual

Heart

Meaningful

Intuitive

Metaphysical

4. What you love most about this area?

I love the beaches and the beauty of New Hampshire’s coastline. I am captivated by the creatures that live here and enjoy watching some of the simple things like a heron flying overhead or a stormy summer day that quickly turns into sunshine.

5. If you could do anything for a career or make a living at, what would it be?

Design Jewelry! And start a Foundation that gives money to help causes all over the world like animal rescue and rehabilitation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Living Well w/Jessicas Monroe and Fresh Nutrition and Wellness in 5 Questions. A trusted source on the NH Seacoast.

    Name:_Jessica Monroe_____________________Business:_Fresh Nutrition and Wellness_

    Phone:_603-373-8641___Email:  jessica@freshdietitian.com       Site:_www.freshdietitian.com _

    1. What service or product do you provide?

    I am a registered dietitian providing one-on-one or small group nutrition counseling for various topics including: weight loss, weight maintenance, GI disorders, diabetes, heart health, food allergies/intolerances, vegetarian/vegan nutrition, polycystic ovarian syndrome, general nutrition & wellness, and healthy eating & recipes. I give people the tools they need to succeed at achieving their nutrition goals by starting wherever they feel ready. From there, we build on progress focusing on the body as a whole. I also provide diet analysis, meal plans, grocery store tours, pantry clean-outs, and healthy cooking lessons!

    2. What made you decide to do this?

    I knew I wanted to spend my career helping others and fell in love with nutrition as an undergrad at the University of New Hampshire. I stayed there to complete my masters degree and ultimately attended the University of Rhode Island to earn my doctorate and complete the dietetic internship – I just couldn’t get enough! I decided to go into private practice because that provided the best opportunity to help people through their entire nutrition and wellness journey.

    3. Five words that best describe yourself or your service.

    Approachable, Client-focused, Trustworthy, Compassionate, and Knowledgeable

    4. What you love most about this area?

    I love the Seacoast. I grew up in Exeter, went to UNH, and knew I wanted to live and work here so I started my practice in Portsmouth! Living in the Seacoast is ideal because we are close to the beaches, the mountains, and the city. The community here is also very welcoming and supportive!

    5. If you could do anything for a career or make a living at, what would it be?

    This may sound cliché but I love what I do! I love sharing my knowledge and helping my clients succeed. I love when they start to feel better, gain energy, reduce their stress levels, improve their sleep quality, gain self-confidence, and reach their goals! All through the power of nutrition and wellness! 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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      Living Well w/Piotrek Kowalczyk and Salsa Secrets in 5 Questions. A trusted source on the NH Seacoast.

      Name:_Piotr Kowalczyk_____________________Business:_Salsa Secrets, LLC_

      Phone:_617-584-2985___Email:  dance@salsasecrets-portsmouth.com     Site:_www.salsa-secrest-portsmouth.com _

      1. What service or product do you provide?

      Salsa Secrets is a local dance company with a focus upon the healing power of dance. We use dance as a modalityto get to know ourselves, connect to ourselves and others, explore our own vulnerability and of course, have fun!We specialize in latin dance: Salsa On1, On2, Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue and more. Salsa Secrets is a complete curriculum, teaching students at all levels. We offer group classes, private lessons, first wedding dance choreography and dance retreats to Havana Cuba.

      2. What made you decide to do this?

      As a jazz musician and composed, I had a natural affinity for latin music. On a whim, I began taking classesin order to meet people - girls! After training for several years, I was asked to teach a class and fell in love withteaching. My student’s fell in love with me as a teacher. I couldn’t say no. Salsa Secrets was born. I have immense passion for sharing my love for dance and all the amazing gifts that dance offers.

      3. Five words that best describe yourself or your service.

      Dance

      Music

      Passion

      Depth

      Connection

      4. What you love most about this area?

      As a Polish native, coming to Boston reminded me of home. After 10 years traveling back and forth from Boston to Portsmouth teaching and playing music, I decided to make the move to NH. I love that we have four seasons and the ever changing scenery. I like being able to see the ocean and the mountains. Portsmouth and Newburyport have always been communities that have welcomed my business and me with open arms.

      5. If you could do anything for a career or make a living at, what would it be?

      I don’t think I’d change much. There a stressful days in any job, especially being an entrepreneur, spending time with lots of clients each day. But when it comes down to it, as an artist, being able to dance and compose music every single day as my job really is the dream. I love the diversity between dance and music and how each nourishes my soul in a different way.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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        Living Well w/Dr. Krystal Couture and Pure Balance Holistic Healing in 5 Questions. A trusted source on the NH Seacoast.

        Name:_Dr. Krystal Couture_____________________Business:_Pure Balance Holistic Healing, LLC_

        Phone:_603-387-3347___Email:  drkrystal@krystal-couture.com     Site:_www.krystal-couture.com _

        1. What service or product do you provide?

        I am the owner of Pure Balance Holistic Healing, LLC, a comprehensive wellness practice. I specialize in primarily holistic bodywork including dry needling, craniosacral therapy, somatoemotional release, and meridian balancing. Essential oils, homeopathy, herbalism, crystal therapy and energy healing are a large part of our work. I believe in the development of the physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual parts of our being in order to achieve optimal health, wellbeing and consciousness.

        2. What made you decide to do this?

        When I was 14, my cousin had a spinal cord injury, paralyzing him from the neck down. He went to rehab for a long while and out of it, while everything looked different, he was still a completely independent and inspired human being. He even designed a specialty four wheeler so he can continue with the extreme sports he loved. I wanted to help people like my cousin, which was my lead into the field. Later, I realized the inspiration for my cousin’s life came from within him, not someone else. Holistic and alternative medicine kept rising into my consciousness. I experienced the work and felt real results. I believe in the body’s power to heal itself. On a daily basis, I act as a facilitator and this is really wonderful. cord injury, paralyzing him from the neck down. He went to rehab for a long while and out of it, while everything looked different, he was still a completely independent and inspired human being. He even designed a specialty four wheeler so he can continue with the extreme sports he loved. I wanted to help people like my cousin, which was my lead into the field. Later, I realized the inspiration for my cousin’s life came from within him, not someone else. Holistic and alternative medicine kept rising into my consciousness. I experienced the work and felt real results. I believe in the body’s power to heal itself.  On a daily basis, I act as a facilitator and this is really wonderful.

        3. Five words that best describe yourself or your service.

        Holistic

        Healing

        Wellness

        Mindfulness

        Expansion

        4. What you love most about this area?

        I’ve always been drawn to the sea. It’s vast, open, infinite space intrigues and fascinates me. The proximity to the coast is certainly what drew me to move to the seacoast. The community that exists here has made the seacoast feel like home. There are many local businesses supporting each other and the amazing communities that exist here.

        5. If you could do anything for a career or make a living at, what would it be?

        One of the things I am most grateful for in my life is that I have made a career out of doing what I love. Working with clients each day and witnessing the expansion in their unique healing journeys is a tremendoushonor and gift. Each day is a new experience and an opportunity for my own healing.

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

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          Living Well w/ Lauren Atwood and Blissfully Lively in 5 Questions. A trusted source on the NH Seacoast.

          Name:_Lauren Atwood_______________________________ Business:_Blissfully Lively__

          Phone:_N/A___Email:  lauren@blissfullylively.com    Site:_www.blissfullylively.com _

          1. What service or product do you provide?

          I am the wellness coach & blogger of Blissfully Lively. I offer one-on-one & group style wellness coaching in the Seacoast NH area.

          2. What made you decide to do this?

           My business started out as a blog sharing my daily struggles with eating healthy or working out with other women on their wellness journey. It eventually morphed into coaching as I began to grow a love for connecting with ladies all around the US let alone world from my small corner of the internet. I began offering coaching because I wanted to help as many women as I could live their happiest healthiest life!

          3. Five words that best describe yourself or your service.

          Balanced, Whole, Blissful, Unique, Compassionate

          4. What you love most about this area?

           I have grown up in Seacoast NH & truthfully can say year in and year out it’s my favorite place to be. We’re so lucky that we have the ocean, mountains & lakes all within driving distance, that we get to experience the seasons & reside in such a beautiful part of our Country. Whenever my husband & I go on vacation he calls it “Portsmouth syndrome”...we live in such a beautiful place that traveling sometimes doesn’t even stack up! It makes it just as fun coming home as it is leaving on vacation.

          5. If you could do anything for a career or make a living at, what would it be?

           Exactly what I’m doing!! I get to help people make huge changes in their life & hold their hand through every step of the way to becoming their healthiest most happy version of themselves! I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

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            Living Well w/Raya on Assignment in 5 Questions. A trusted source on the NH Seacoast.

            Name:_Raya Al-Hashmi _______________________________ Business:_Raya on Assignement___

            Phone:_603-686-2224___Email:  raya@rayaonassignment.com   Site:_www.rayaonassignment.com _

            1. What service or product do you provide?

            I specialize in business brand photography. I work with brands to help create original content for social media and website use.

            2. What made you decide to do this?

            I have been shooting for over a decade and through thoughtful reflection have seen that business branding is where I have the most talent and genius in.

            3. Five words that best describe yourself or your service.

            Journalistic

            Clean

            Joyful

            Authentic

            Storytelling

            4. What you love most about this area?

            My ability to get to be part of so many different worlds - learn a lot about them- then jump right out of them. I love woking with so many different brands and seeing their growth. 

            5. If you could do anything for a career or make a living at, what would it be?

            Exactly what I am doing. 

             

             

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              What is radon and how do I deal with a high reading?

              Buying a home can be scary enough without dealing with  home inspections. Inspections are necessary though, they don't only uncover surprises within the home, but can also educate you on the inner workings of the house. 

              An optional item in your inspections is a Radon Test. Although this is optional, studies have shown that high levels of radon have been proven to cause deadly forms of cancer. So, what is Radon?

              Radon is a radioactive gas. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert. Unless you test for it, there is no way of telling how much is present.

              Radon is formed by the natural radioactive decay of uranium in rock, soil, and water. Naturally existing, low levels of uranium occur widely in Earth's crust. It can be found in all 50 states.

              Scary stuff, I know! The positive side to a high radon result (over 4.0 pCi) is mitigation systems are both affordable and effective. Above I have a picture of what is involved in putting in a system. If you have any questions about buying or selling a home, please don't hesitate to reach out.