The Art of Not Worrying

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Have you ever noticed how spending time worrying works? We start with a bit of fear, a possibility of an outcome that is never good (hence the word worrying). Negative thoughts creep in and dominate our thinking. We then create a path of new worry, layering unrelated worry on top of the original worry. Not everyone worries this way, but I have been there, and I know plenty of people that spend time enjoying the process of worrying. Sounds a bit crazy, this worrying thing. However, before you know it, we have created and projected the outcome of everything that could go wrong and will go wrong. Suddenly, we are trapped in our own creation of thinking worry. Naturally we need someone to share our worry with and seek them out. OMG! Now we have a worry network! 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

June Campout Offers Community and Positivity

GreenRoots Gathering, a community gathering and campout, will be held June 15 through 16 at Deer Park Camp and Retreat Center, in New Hope.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and running through 5 p.m. Sunday, the weekend is designed as a family-fun event for all ages. Participants can enjoy positive intentions, making new friends, reconnecting with Mother Earth and sharing in uplifting vibes.  Continue reading

Center for Natural Healing: Specialized Approaches to Overcome Health Challenges

by Sheila Julson

Chiropractor Jeffrey Griffin, founder of the Center for Natural Healing, in Doylestown, has over 34 years of clinical experience in nutrition and spinal care. In 2003, he was introduced to the work of Howard F. Loomis, an influential chiropractor and nutritional scientist. Loomis’ approach to healthcare focuses on the importance of digestion and, specifically, the assimilation, absorption and elimination systems of the body and their relationship to overall health. Continue reading

Building Budget-Friendly Meals

by Samantha Schmell

Healthy eating doesn’t have to break the bank; in fact, making nutritious choices for family meals can actually save money. Below are some strategies for creating tasty and budget-friendly meals for all to enjoy.

Have a game plan before you shop.

First, check the supermarket’s weekly ad and plan meals for the week, keeping in mind what items will be on sale. Then take inventory of what is already on hand in the fridge and pantry so there are no unnecessary purchases. Now create a detailed list of what is needed from the supermarket. Shopping with a list is key to staying on budget. Continue reading

Teen Voices: Being Present as the Future Unfolds

by Hannah Adamson

Spring has finally arrived and so has Decision Day and AP exam season. Needless to say, May is a big month for many teens, especially seniors.

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Advanced Placement (AP) courses are high school classes that are taught at a college level. In May, these courses have standardized exams that determine if students can get college credit. Many students spend countless hours studying for these exams and can find them overwhelming. Continue reading

Local Yoga: Mindfulness in Minutes

by Rosie Lazroe

What a joy it is to be completely in the moment! Children naturally exist in a state of present moment awareness. They live their lives through play, and, as we all know, it is easy to be in the moment when we are having fun.

I have been teaching yoga to kids for over a decade and have found that when kids are introduced to yoga and meditation in a joyful environment, they will grow to love the practice. In fact, I have witnessed children lean into these practices all on their own when faced with boredom or stress. Continue reading

Elizabeth Joyce Embraces Spring with Her Spiritual Workshop and Psychic Fair

Author, psychic and energetic healer Elizabeth Joyce is be presenting her semi-annual Spring Holistic & Psychic Fair charity benefit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 6 and 7. She is also offering her highly praised Spiritual Intensive Weekend Workshop from 1 to 5 p.m., April 27 and 28. Both events take place at the James Lorah House, 132 North Main Street, Doylestown.

The Spring Holistic & Psychic Fair benefits The Breathing Room on Saturday and Lahaska SPCA on Sunday, and it offers attendees multiple holistic vendors, as well as different forms of bodywork, including reiki and vibrational healing. Attendees will have opportunities to receive readings from several local and guest psychics, including Frank St. James of Psychic Detectives and Bio Channel, Celeste of the Fox Sisters, Nekara and Danielle. Advance appointments for readings or bodywork are recommended. Continue reading

11th Annual Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair in New Hope

All are invited to tune into their body, mind and spirit and experience the love of higher consciousness at the 11th Annual Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on June 22, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on June 23, at New Hope Eagle Firehouse.

“This is our 11th year of presenting quality programs, products, people and services to the general public,” says expo founder and organizer Tony Kenton. “This festive, fun-loving celebration of the highest level of the solstice is a great way to experience new thoughts, concepts and products.” Continue reading

Center for Natural Healing Adds New Massage Therapist

Dr. Jeffrey L. Griffin, owner of Center for Natural Healing, in Doylestown, is pleased to announce the addition of massage therapist Maggie Bordagaray to the list of complimentary practitioners available through his office.

Bordagaray is a licensed massage therapist with over 20 years of experience. Her specialties include expertise in trigger point therapy, deep tissue, oncology and Swedish massage. Griffin adds, “Maggie’s level of expertise and understanding of the human body sets her apart from many massage therapists. She possesses a very caring and nurturing personality that instantly puts you at ease and open to her healing touch.” Continue reading

New Therapeutic Massage Business Opens in Langhorne

TherapeutiKa, LLC, a new business offering therapeutic massage treatments at Medicine in Balance, in Langhorne, is now open.

As a therapeutic massage business, TherapeutiKa focuses on advanced techniques, including manual lymphatic drainage, oncology massage, myofascial release and others. Owner Claudia Glugsberger is certified in many modalities, including board certification as a massage therapist and manual lymphatic drainage certification. She has more than 25 years of experience, as well as a European background. Continue reading

The Journey of Acceptance

I struggled my whole life with feeling less than. I covered it with phony, always thinking I should be someone else. I never really had a direction, so being left to my own thinking I was lost before I was a teen. I was chosen last in the playground, I never made teams. I sat on the bench and never played. No one paid attention to me.

When we stop and ask our kids how does sitting feel and they tell you “It’s okay, I don’t mind,” I would think about that. I doubt that it’s okay. We all need recognition. We all need someone to tell us we matter. Continue reading