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The Center, Life in Balance: Guided by spirit for greater healing

Oct 30, 2015 01:36PM ● By Maryann Pino Miller

When Susan Costantino Drummond and Maryann Pino Miller decided to open a healing center together five years ago, they had no idea where Spirit was going to take them. But they were game, as they had each grown accustomed to working with Spirit. It was years in the making as they walked their individual paths to healing. When their paths brought them together to help each other, a deep friendship and business partnership resulted.

NJBalance Wellness Center, LLC, opened on Coates Street in Medford in January 2011. In two years, the ladies were guided to move to Main Street to be more visible, which. brought more visitors, passersby and clients.

At this new site they were able to offer more workshops, events and an enlarged book and gift shop. After about a year, the name was changed to The Center, Life in Balance. “We always referred to it as The Center so we made it official,” comments Drummond. “And we’re all about balance. Our mission statement is to offer services and classes focused on balancing body, mind and spirit.”

“Our firm belief is that Spirit is the owner, guiding this center and us to be here in Medford,” remarks Miller. We take great care to remain balanced within ourselves and diligent in ‘practicing what we preach’. Healing, growing, allowing Spirit to express through us to the best of our ability is a lifelong journey for all of us.”

“When we were guided to expand for the second time, we realized there was one element missing,” explains Drummond. “That was the nutritional aspect, which is a major component of total life balance. We are happy to welcome Paul DiCamillo, owner of SuperFoods Café & Market, to The Center.”

Center Life in Balance atmosphereThe Center is unique in the area in providing an in-house café for its clients. “The vision of SuperFoods is to provide high-quality, organic nutrient-dense food, juices and snacks at affordable prices in a positive, fun and educational environment inspiring a revolution of optimal health and well-being,” states DiCamillo. “I feel my mission statement aligns seamlessly with The Center’s and am excited to be part of this community.”

“The Medford community has welcomed us from the very beginning. We feel blessed to make this space available to those open to alternative healing modalities. A Spirit-guided, heart-based group of holistic practitioners focused on creating community and providing what is best for the client have joined with us. This creates an incredible energy that touches all who come to The Center regardless of what initially draws them,” remarks Miller.

Regardless of the issue presented—regarding self, spouse, children, family, co-workers, finances, weight, anxiety, stress, sadness, unhappiness, dealing with illness and death or just feeling that something is wrong—there’s a practitioner, service or class that can begin the healing process.  

“The decision to seek out a place for healing is not an easy one. Healing is a very private journey but needs a community for support,” encourages Drummond.

The Center is handicap accessible. Besides the front door entrance, there is a ramp leading up to the back door entrance. There’s a recessed front door entry to Divine Elements Boutique as well as access from within The Center. For those clients who have difficulty with stairs, there’s an office on the first floor.

The coffee and tea are on…all are welcome.

The Center, Life in Balance, 45 South Main St., Medford, 609-975-8379, [email protected],

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