Perspectives on Modern Health and Well-Being

There is no denying that modern health systems deliver lots of treatment with extraordinary outcomes...but well-known mediocre outcomes as well.

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Henry Cross grew up in sunny Miami, Florida. Upon graduating high school, he moved to the politicized Washington, D.C. and double majored in History and Politics at the Catholic University. He served as a social studies teacher in Prince George’s County Public School in 2008-2009. In the fall of 2009, he moved to New York City to continue and grow his work in education and service.

He joined Hosh Yoga in 2011 as a teacher and Program Director. And since 2013, he founded and expanded programming for the organization with Hosh Kids and Hosh Seniors. Henry's entrepreneurial spirit helped developed the organizational, program, and financial capacity of the nonprofit to deliver self-sustaining and self-supporting health and wellness services to over 3,000 children, adults, and seniors every month in a cost-effective and fairly-priced way. And from 2014 to 2016, he participated in a philanthropic role by expanding the programming, policy, and public advocacy efforts of the Sonima Foundation as Community Relations Director.

His work has been featured by the Huffington PostElephant JournalBlog Talk RadioThe NYC Social Innovation FestivalSocial Venture Institute, and multiple Brooklyn and Queens newspapers. He is an appointed New York City official of Community Board 5 in Queens, serves on a Department of Youth and Community Development Neighborhood Advisory Board, and on the board of directors of the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association. And in 2015, Henry was selected as an etsy.org business fellow and awarded Top 40 Under 40 Nonprofit Rising Star. He finds joy in his community work service everyday and loves ballroom dancing!

5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow In Your Back Yard

These herbs aren't just for cooking—here's how you can use them to treat ailments from asthma to anxiety.

by Miles Schneiderman / YES! Magazine

At its core, most of medicine is still herbology, according to Dr. Jenn Dazey, naturopathic physician at Bastyr University's Department of Botanical Medicine. And growing your own medicinal garden is easier than it might seem. In fact, you might already have one. Many common culinary herbs have a long history as traditional medicines.

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Array of doctor's tools and medical equipment on blue background.
05/24/2019
There is no denying that modern health systems deliver lots of treatment with extraordinary outcomes...but well-known mediocre outcomes as well. Perhaps the lifelong process of health is today... read more
wooden box filled with cut fresh herbs
06/25/2015
These herbs aren't just for cooking—here's how you can use them to treat ailments from asthma to anxiety. by Miles Schneiderman / YES! Magazine At its core, most of medicine is still... read more
Array of doctor's tools and medical equipment on blue background.
05/24/2019
There is no denying that modern health systems deliver lots of treatment with extraordinary outcomes...but well-known mediocre outcomes as well. Perhaps the lifelong process of health is today... read more
wooden box filled with cut fresh herbs
06/25/2015
These herbs aren't just for cooking—here's how you can use them to treat ailments from asthma to anxiety. by Miles Schneiderman / YES! Magazine At its core, most of medicine is still... read more