Kids, Teens and Fathers

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Last year, we introduced a new column called Teen Voices written by Hannah Adamson. The idea behind it was to help parents (and other adults) gain a glimpse into the world through a teen’s eyes. Although with tears of sadness, we now wish a joyous farewell to Hannah as she moves on to attend George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In her words, “I’m in the honors college and planning to double major in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and Global Affairs. I’m very excited. I loved writing for Natural Awakenings and hope I have contributed to a teen’s world.” Continue reading

Free Webinar Explores Holistic Coaching Career Options

The Natural Wellness Academy (NWA) is hosting a free online webinar, Creating a Lucrative Holistic Coaching Career You’ll Love, at 8:30 p.m. on July 11.

Working in tandem with the explosive growth of natural wellness specialties, this meet-and-greet webinar focuses on Certified CBD/Cannabis Coach, Holistic Health & Life Coach, Clinical Hypno-therapist and Mind-Gut Guru careers. Continue reading

New Book on Meditation and Spirituality

Is God in That Bottle Cap? A Search for Truth, by John D. Sambalino, is the true story of a personal quest for spiritual enlightenment and the many benefits of meditation. The new book, published by Vanishing Circle Press, is based on the author’s 44 years of daily meditation, yoga, tai chi and qigong.

“We live in very stressful times,” says the South New Jersey author. “While this book can help teach how to release stress naturally through meditation, it’s not a how-to book and does not teach meditation. [It addresses] how meditation can relieve stress and help to make a happier, healthier, more productive person.” Continue reading

Near-Death Experience Conference Offers Rare Opportunity

The International Association for Near-Death Studies will hold its annual conference from August 29 through September 1 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, in King of Prussia—a rare opportunity, as the event is traditionally held in the western part of the U.S.  Continue reading

Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair

Each year on June 21, the Earth tilts 23.4 degrees toward the sun. During this time, the people living in the northern hemisphere will get most of the sun’s light, heat and energy. On June 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and June 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment (SME) invites readers to attend its 11th annual Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair, in New Hope. Attendees can tune up their mind, body and spirit while celebrating the summer solstice with guest speakers, psychics, crystals, tarot readers, energy healers and more.  Continue reading

Commemorating Reverend Rosemarie Moyer

On March 4, Rev. Rose Moyer, co-founder of the Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment, returned to the spirit world.

Rose was born with what is called a veil, or caul—a sign or spiritual gift of mediumship. She grew up in Philadelphia and is survived by her husband, Robert, and three children. As a teenager, she was a regular on the popular TV program American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark. Continue reading

Michael Cheikin, M.D., Gets to the Root of Wellness

by Sheila Julson

Michael Cheikin, M.D., founder of the Center for Optimal Health, in Plymouth Meeting, had always had a profound curiosity about how things work. While growing up in New York, he attended a hypnosis demonstration, where he realized that the mind has potentials that are typically not accessible. That experience set him on a path of brain research that led him to question conventional models of function and health. He did his first experiments with pyramids, trying to capture “life energy” on the roof of his college dorm. Continue reading

Getting It Straight: A Small Head Adjustment Can Change Lives

by Andrew Persky

The journal Neurology Research International published a fascinating paper in 2015 linking numerous neurological conditions—including seizures, migraines, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS and ALS—to the joint connecting the head to the top of the neck, referred to as the craniocervical junction (CCJ).

What is the CCJ, and how can it be the underlying cause of so many different brain problems?

The CCJ is comprised of the base of the skull, the first two bones in the neck (C1 and C2) and all of the anatomy passing through that space. Anything going into or out of the head and brain must pass through the CCJ.

According to The Merck Manual, one of the most widely used medical resources for physicians, an abnormality or misalignment of the CCJ can be the underlying cause of:

  • Sensory issues and muscle weakness in any part of the body
  • Problems with eye movement, hearing, speech, balance and muscle coordination
  • Fainting, vertigo, brain fog, weakness and visual disturbance
  • Neck pain, often accompanied by headaches

And that’s just a partial list. Continue reading

Teen Voices: Living in Gratitude

by Hannah Adamson

“I don’t want to do my homework,” “Ugh, my room is messy,” “I don’t like the way I look today.” These types of complaints somehow manage to creep their way into our lives. At school, sometimes it seems that we are listing complaints more than actually communicating. Yes, life can be challenging sometimes, but it should not be the focal point of our perspective. Continue reading

When ‘Fat’ Is a Good Thing: Essential Fatty Acids in a Pet’s Diet

by Laura Weis

Optimizing a pet’s health always starts with providing a species-appropriate diet that is minimally processed. When cats and dogs eat diets that nourished their ancestors for thousands of years, they are at a significantly lower risk of modern disease epidemics associated with chronic inflammation and poor nutrition. Unfortunately, even when we provide fresh whole foods and take care to balance our pets’ diets, there are still often imbalances in essential fatty acids that can lead to numerous degenerative and disease processes. Continue reading

Local Yoga: The Zen of Kickboxing

by Rosie Lazroe

Although yoga is a major part of my life, there is nothing like a good cardio workout. Every so often I explore a new type of cardiovascular exercise, and as I dove in to my latest cardio adventure, I wondered when my love for cardio began. A trip down memory lane led me back to high school, when the seeds of a physically fit lifestyle were first planted. Continue reading

Art and Music Festival Resonates in Newtown

AWAKEN Center for Human Evolution (CHE) will present a mindfully positive and entertaining fundraising event, its annual HighVibe Art & Music Holistic Festival, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 8, in the Linkz Pavilion at Bucks County Community College, in Newtown.

Attendees can enjoy positive and spiritual art and music, holistic and natural products, alternative healing practitioners, workshops, meditations, healthy food, free parking and more. This is an indoor festival. Attendance is free, but donations are welcome. Continue reading