The Peace Center to Offer Compassionate Listening Training

Bill Jacobsen, PhD, will offer compassionate listening training from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., October 11, at The Peace Center, in Langhorne. Compassionate listening is central to peacemaking, as it teaches deep listening skills that enable reconciliation and empowerment, healing and hope.

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RETREAT is a one-day event being held at Chestnut Hill College from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 11. Participants will have the opportunity to reconnect, recommit, renew, rejuvenate, restart, reflect and reboot. Spend a self-care day with like-minded people and wonderful teachers using a unique fusion of timeless wisdom and real-world practical application.

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Recipe: Banana Oat Bran Muffins

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 12 muffins


  • 1 ½ cup oat bran
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp Sucanat (dried cane juice)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 small organic apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 3 speckled bananas
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp organic raisins
  • cup water
  • Organic coconut oil spray

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Recipe: Zucchini Pops

YIELDS: 5 servings

Recipe - Zucchini PopsINGREDIENTS:

  • 5 small zucchini with full blossoms
  • 4 oz soft goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup whole grain flour
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Nasturtiums (edible, peppery flowers) for garnish

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Recipe: Grilled Black Sea Bass with Mango Salsa

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 4 servings


Grilled Black Sea Bass

  • 1 whole black sea bass, about 3 pounds
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Mango Salsa

  • 2 ripe mangos, peeled, seeded and chopped roughly
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp diced red onion
  • ½ tsp finely chopped fresh jalapeño pepper
  • ½ tsp finely chopped garlic
  • ½ tsp chopped mint

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What Should I Eat?

by Daniele Hargenrader

It is a question that we ask ourselves on a daily basis: “What should I eat?”

It doesn’t have to be complicated. Overthinking things can often be one of the worst practices, as it often leads to inaction instead of making progress toward our goals. These simple principles will help anyone learn how to confidently make the important recurring choice of what to eat to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Animals as Medicine

by Julie Ann Allender

Animal-assisted therapy—also known as pet therapy—brings a lot of questions to mind. Many people think it means working “on” animals. It is not unusual to have a new patient call and ask if they can schedule an appointment to “fix” their dog or cat.

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Keep Kids Germ-Free This Summer

by Renata Myers

Whether playing indoors or out, online or off, germs accumulate everywhere kids touch. Keep an eye on these places that carry hidden germs and take the following simple steps to keep kids healthy all summer break.
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