River Valley Waldorf School, in Upper Black Eddy, offers a free Tea and Play event from 10 to 11 a.m., the first Monday of every month. The event, held in one of the school’s early childhood classrooms, is open to community members with children, from newborn to 4 years old.
Dr. Gene Ang, Ph.D., brings his workshop, Un-collapsing the Wave Function: Beyond Quantum Physics in Healing, to Greenshire Arts Consortium, in Quakertown, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., December 15. Ang will teach attendees how to break through mental barriers and access infinite possibilities. He will discuss various attitudes, states of consciousness and energetic principles in the body that support infinite change. Attendees will leave with a theoretical understanding of the process and practical techniques that they can implement.
Moondog Yoga, in Quakertown, in conjunction with the nonprofit, international Himalayan Institute, headquartered in Honesdale, will produce a 200-hour-level yoga teachers’ certification program that distributes the content of Himalayan Institute’s normal three-week intensive over the course of a year, beginning in January, with a summer break during July and August.
You probably don’t often hear from magazine publishers because, like you, we are usually juggling a zillion things while trying to be five places at once. Still, I trust you will help spread the word about the lasting gifts that children everywhere really want deep down inside while you are engaged in fulfilling this year’s wish lists. Continue reading
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This month’s issue speaks to two concepts that are dear to my heart: gratitude and giving. In my travels as a publisher, I have the good fortune of connecting with amazing members of our community whose lives illustrate the value of expressing, receiving and recognizing the benefits of gratitude.
I originally encountered the inspired idea of maintaining a gratitude jar on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook page and opted to alternatively create a gratitude journal. That day, my journaling adventure began. Giving thanks in little and big ways not only enriches lives, but helps me stay grounded. How fitting then that Gilbert shares intimate insights with Natural Awakenings readers about her newfound emotional health as related to her latest bestselling book, The Signature of All Things (page 13).
Winter holidays kick off the season with heartfelt thanksgiving for good reason. We all cherish its peak moments of comfort and goodwill in the midst of the bright lights and excitement. Now, more than ever, it’s vital to make regular quiet time to sustain our inner peace.
Giving thanks naturally rests our thoughts on those less fortunate. We may well consider donating our time, talent or treasure to a worthy cause or two.The local food pantry is one such cause, and many are in need of donations – not just during the holidays, but throughout the year.
Another is the local animal shelter, where staff will thoughtfully address little ones’ yearning to add a friend or two to the family that they can love and care for. Our stories of local adoptive families may be useful as you contemplate if pet adoption is right for you (page 24). Such shared happiness reinstates the warmth of our hearts.
Our Conscious Giving Guide (page 20) offers many other ways to gift yourself and loved ones in especially thoughtful ways, while keeping holiday dollars local. I love the idea that supporting a local business also supports a local family. Won’t you join in?
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*misprinted in Dec 2013, this recipe is NOT gluten-free
YIELDS: Yields 24 cookies
- 8 oz vegan sour cream
- 1 cup Earth Balance
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
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Why does it feel like I’m always going backward when I want to go forward?
This is a great question many have asked themselves. When seeking to
change old patterns, many people often feel stuck dealing with the same old issues. In these moments it’s hard not to think, “How can it be this again?”
We are constantly urged to be more mindful in our relationships and daily activities but mindfulness is often stymied by endless obligations, to-do lists and other minutiae.
Hypnotherapy can help increase mindfulness.
The Holistic Health Extravaganza, produced by Next Step Strategies, LLC, will
take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 30, at The American Legion, in
New Egypt, New Jersey.
YIELDS: 2 servings
- 12 oz bag of edamame
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tbsp brandy
- 2 tbsp Marmite
- 4 tsp tamari
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- ¼ tsp ground allspice
- ¼ tsp ground dried ginger
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
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