Women of Weehawken Spotlight

Awesome, inspiring women who call Weehawken home.


Did you know one of the most intuitive healers lives in our area? Let me introduce you to a woman who has changed my life personally in the most beautiful way, Hadley.

As luck should have it, we do not need to travel afar to receive some of the most powerful healing techniques. I have been a client of Hadley’s since October of 2017 and the transformations she has led me through has been nothing short of AMAZING. Healing is a loose term. What is “healing?” Most are familiar with the term healing as in a holistic manner. For me it is just meant as “personal.” I feel it is safe to say that most of us have or at some point in our lives, experienced personal traumas either from the past or present, emotional or physical traumas, depression, fear, body image, or anxieties. Sometimes we can get a little lost in the juggle of life, tending to go outside of ourselves for acceptance, joy, or satisfaction.

Hadley has the ability to bring you back to you, where your safe place should be naturally. Through her work, (and yes you have to work through it too), you can lead a life full of self love, acceptance, and peace. No one is meant to suffer. We are all here to live the most blissful life as possible. We all know the power that depression can have, loosing some of our most beloved beings in society over the past few weeks Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.  I truly believe just as much as we take care of our bodies physically, we must take care of the inside spiritual self just as equally, if not more so. So Weehawken, with that being said, here is a little synopsis of Hadley’s methods.

Sound Therapy/Meditations

Motion is created in everything within the universe. This motion produces frequencies that then make sound. Everything has its own vibration. The vibration of the human body has its own rhythm, and due to anxiety, stress, and everyday life, ones frequencies can be out of balance or blocked. Sound Therapy helps put you back in rhythm on a cellular level and helps raise your vibration frequency by creating balance with mind, body, and spirit.
   “On a personal note, I am a musician. When I make music, I do it with my whole heart and soul, so Sound Therapy is no different. I use gongs,singing bowls, chimes, and much more when giving a Sound Therapy Treatment/Meditation. It is my intention with Sound Therapy that you will experience a bath of sound, leading you to an overall feeling of peace, balance, and healing.” – Hadley
Hadley has been taught by some of the finest teachers in the world. Because sound is so large, the learning continues.


Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is a belief that Universal Energy flows through us, and by connecting to Source, mind , body , spirit can reach balance and heal.

Hadley has been attuned as a Reiki Master Teacher.

Shamanic Reiki

Shamanic Reiki is a technique taken from Shamans all over the world to help heal mind, body and spirit. The client plays an active part in this method. Journeying will take you places that you never thought you could go, giving much insight to your healing.In my practice, I also use Sound ,Reiki and much more. These sessions can run up to 2-3 hrs long.

Hadley is an attuned Shamanic Reiki Master, and is currently taking a year long course to obtain her Master/Teacher Level with Shamanic Reiki Worldwide, under the leadership of Llyn Roberts.

Nutritional Therapist

A Nutritional Therapist ( NT) works with individuals to prevent disease or to help minimize symptoms of developing disease through nutrition. NT can help play a role in identifying nutritional deficiencies and formulate a personal diet to correct nutrient deficiencies and help facilitate a healthy overall system.

Nutritional Therapist/ Therapists CANNOT replace a medical doctor, but can certainly compliment your health needs.

Hadley has her certification through the International Health and Science Academy.

Animal Massage Therapy

Hadley is also certified in Animal Massage and has been practicing for over 18 yrs. She has been taking care of dogs for over 20 yrs and has vast knowledge on nutrition for dogs and cats. Sound and Reiki are also used in Animal Therapy.

Weehawken Life Q & A

Here are a few questions I had the opportunity to ask Hadley. We all love a little Q & A right!?


Q: How long have you lived in the Weehawken area?

A: 1.5 years


Q: What do you love most about Weehawken?

A: The people
Q: Where do you frequent most in Weehawken?
A: Gypsy Yogis..Unfortunately, it just closed the doors. The other place I frequent is the reservoir. I love connecting to nature there.
Q: Describe Weehawken in 1 word.
A: Alive
Q: Okay I ask all the Women of Weehawken this… Words of Wisdom? As a successful business owner/entrepreneur, what advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own practice or business.
A: I have always been in business for myself. Following my heart and my passion. I am a musician/singer/ songwriter first..getting into body, mind, spirit work was always natural for me. As an artist, I am sensitive. I am an activist fighting for human rights, water,  and all that is Mother Earth. There are times in your life that bring you down on your knees and you just don’t know what to do..Nothing you do seems to work or change. Nothing you say makes a difference SEEMINGLY..Getting into Sound Therapy, Reiki, Shamanic Reiki, and Nutrition has saved me, and because of that, I have to share it with others. I have seen clients lives change. (and animals – as I do this work on them too.)  It is making a difference in peoples lives unlike all of the protesting I have done in my life..So for me, making music and doing all of the modalities I do for body work gives my life PURPOSE. Following your HEART and find your BLISS.. This is what I believe in, and I believe that the Universe will support me through it all.. So Believe in your dreams and GO FOR IT..Don’t live in FEAR. Define the clear picture in your head as to what you want, and don’t stop until you get it. – Hadley

If you would like to book an appointment with Hadley contact her at: (646) 325-3692

Carmela Lane

Weehawken is home to 26 Stars and Lady Stardust Founder, Carmela Lane. A full service events company encompassing everything except ordinary! With more than 2,500 events under her belt, there is no stopping this young lady.  I have the uncanny feeling that this is only the beginning for Carmela! Carmela Lane has wowed the nightlife (and daytime) industry with her amazing costumes and productions. From shout-outs from some of the most influential designer headliners, 26 Stars is one you cannot miss. From ultra sexy to proper ballerinas, she is a truly talented designer. You can even spot some of the Weehawken residence wearing her costumes on Halloween! Weehawken is so very proud to have her as a resident.

Here are the highlights from her interview Q & A with Weehawken Life.

Q: Tell us a little more about your company. How you got started, who/what inspired you, how long have you been doing it, etc.

A: I own and operate 26 Stars & Lady Stardust Costumes. We specialize in high end events and custom made costumes for events, theater & film. I started my business 8 years a go based in Weehawken tending clients all over New York City.

Q: What is your goal for your business?

A: My Goal is becoming a costume rental house for film theater & events.

Q: How long have you lived in Weehawken?

A: 8 years

Q: If you could describe Weehawken in 1 word, what would it be?


Q: Is there a particular Weehawken place you frequent?

A: VIP cleaners very often to get costumes and vintage clothing cleaned.

Q: What do you love most about Weehawken?

A: The friendly and safe community  15 minutes away from NYC.


Q: Since Women of Weehawken was made to highlight awesome inspiring women (YOU) in the Weehawken community, what would you say to inspire other women if they are starting their own business, or just staying positive with life in general? Words of wisdom…

A: Having a business is not easy or you are an entrepreneur or you have created a job for yourself. The key is never give up and take scarifies. Being a business owner requires time, patience and endless hours specially if you are a mother of 2 and have 2 dogs like me.

“with a great power comes a big responsibility “- Spiderman

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All images courtesy of CarmelaLane.com

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