Astrology Readings by John Marchesella

An interpretation of your horoscope tells you who you are and where you are on your life’s journey.  It reveals your natural resources and what might hold you back from capitalizing on them.  Have an assuring conversation with John about where you’ve been in life and where you’re going!

(2 of 2 SOLD)  $210 each  (SOLD OUT!)

90-minute reading, on Zoom, FaceTime, Skype or in-person in Chelsea, NYC.

Necessary for the reading is your birth date, the city in which you were born, and your birth time, accurate within 15 minutes.  That can be found your birth certificate or in a baby book.

John Marchesella has been a professional astrologer since 1976.  He is a certified consultant as well as a teacher of astrology.  He’s very active in the astrological community, has written numerous articles and is featured in the anthology, “Under One Sky.”

Editorial Assistance from longtime freelance editor, David Lobenstine

1 offering available of 5 hours editing service   $500

David Lobenstine is a freelance editor who has been helping all kinds of people improve their non-fiction writing for nearly 20 years. He can help you by offering line by line edits on your pages, or by offering a zoom call and conversation to give you big picture thoughts. He is happy to work on anything non-fiction-related. Copy for your updated website? or a new article or essay you’ve been plotting? Or that grant that you have long wanted to apply for? Or anything else you can think of? He is here to help…


Active & Fit Kit from Young Living Essential Oils, donated by Marie Carstens

The “Active Fit Kit” comes in an easy to carry zipper bag with inner mesh compartments that hold essential oils, blends and gel to keep you going after a strenuous day or workout. Included in the Active and Fit Kit is the Cool Azul Sport Gel, Deep Relief Roll-On, R.C. Essential Oil Blend, Thieves Essential Oil Blend, Copaiba Essential Oil, and Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil* (*use within an appropriate capsule if ingesting). For more information on blend ingredients and how to use:

1 Active & Fit Kit available     $125

Hand-dyed Silk Scarves made by Marie Carstens

Made in the tradition of Isadora Duncan and early modern dance, these light, vibrant dancing scarves waft and sweep as a visual echo of your dance. Made from Habotai Silk, 5 mm, they are airy, light weight, sewn and hand dyed in beautifully unique 2-color blends. Color choice: green to light blue; dark blue to purple; yellow to orange.  Scarves are made to order, based on your total arm length, up to 2 yards.

2 Scarves available  $75 each
Place your color request with Marie, and the scarf will be ready in January.

Marie Carstens is a board-certified dance movement therapist, certified movement analyst, licensed creative arts therapist (NY), licensed massage therapist (NY), dancer and choreographer.  She left full time hospital-based work in 2014 to spend more time with her young daughters, now balancing motherhood with performance, private practice in dance/movement psychotherapy, dance therapy supervision, in-home and group dance/movement therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease as well as a massage therapy practice, and frequently offers lecture/workshops that combine her expertise.

Basket of Skincare Products—Leslie Cawal of the Waxing Clinic

Clarins skincare products are No. 1 Prestige skincare brand in Europe.  Clarins will always choose a natural ingredient over a chemical one, if it delivers the same level of effectiveness. This is the golden rule that all Clarins researchers follow when designing our innovative products.

Clarins uses 208 natural plant extracts in its formulas. All are carefully selected for their effectiveness and are delivered in optimal concentrations to reveal the beauty of every woman. Each ingredient is sourced with the utmost care for the environment to protect our planet’s biodiversity.  As the beauty needs of women change, we continually perfect our formulas to keep pace. With this objective in mind, Clarins has created many revolutionary industry firsts—problem-solving products that deliver real results, with a choice of textures and application techniques that enhance their effectiveness and the pleasure they provide.

1 gift bag (SOLD OUT!) for $325   (Retails at $450)

Leslie Cawal, of the Waxing Clinic, is a licensed esthetician working in NY State with international experience.  She is a regular practitioner at Moving Body Resources offering exceptional professional services in waxing and skincare.

Farbrook Studio Clothing:

Looking for clothing you can feel good about wearing?  Farbrook Studio is committed to creating a positive social and environmental impact at every step of the way.  Check out and purchase the Pleated Pants at Farbrook Studio!  When you let them know you are an MBR supporter FB Studio will send MBR either $20 or $40 from your purchase.

Here’s how it works:

Use the discount code for $20 off the Pleated Pants and $20 from each pair of pants you purchase will go to MBR.  The discount code is: MBRLOVE

When you purchase a pair of Pleated Pants at full price Farbrook Studio will give $40 per pair to MBR.

Then if you’d like, you can send the discount code to a friend.

When you make a full priced purchase please write a note in your order explaining that you are an MBR supporter and want to send the full $40 to the MBR.

Farbook Studio product page:

MBR Monthly Email Newsletter & Mary’s 10 Favorite Recipes 2020

Donate $5 or more and we will add your email address to the monthly MBR email newsletter.  Each newsletter includes a short inspirational piece written by Mary Abrams, along with updates on what is happening at MBR.  If you choose this option, your thank you gift will also include an email a copy of

Mary’s 10 Favorite Recipes of 2020.