08/08/17 6:01am

JABS fitness center is expanding to Riverhead. From left: Jason Leonard, Nicollette Gebhardt, Cindy MacLeod, Jill Schroeder and Michelle Fevola. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

To get ahead in business you have to take chances.

That’s something Jill Schroeder learned at just 27 years old, when she opened her first JABS fitness center.

Now, nearly seven years later, Schroeder is taking yet another leap of faith by expanding her business into Riverhead with a new JABS on Route 58. (more…)

03/01/16 7:52am
Christie Hoyt of Wading River strikes a zenlike pose. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Christie Hoyt of Wading River strikes a zenlike pose. (Credit: Madison Fender)

For 61-year-old mindfulness meditation instructor Charmaine Henderson, discovering the so-called path to enlightenment arose from a feeling of discontent.

In the 1980s, the now-retired Cutchogue attorney was being treated for anxiety, but her feelings of worry persisted as treatment drew to a close.

“I began to wonder, ‘Well, what else might there be?’ ” she recalled. “There was just this sense of anxiety about what was going to happen next.”  (more…)