If “Life’s Lessons” is not a book, it should be. For me, each birthday adds another year to my senior citizen collection. As I look forward to my next celebration in a few months, thoughts on life come into my mind. Here are a few of the “Life’s Lessons” I’ve received, not in any particular order. Continue reading
The Balance for Life Retreat in Deerfield Beach, Florida, is offering medically supervised fasting retreats in an ideal, oceanfront location.
Historically, animals and humans naturally adapted to challenging conditions when food availability vacillated between periods of abundance and extreme deprivation. With advances in food production, fasting ceased to be a consideration for many, yet research confirms that controlled periods of water-only fasting, also known as a water cleanse, may provide major health benefits. Continue reading
Tina’s Natural Products, available online through its website and through Amazon.com, are now available locally at Kimberton Whole Foods and Holly Hill Health Food Store.
The product line includes nine easy to use, on-the-go products for common, everyday issues, such as anxiety, seasonal depression, lack of energy, poor focus, bad habits, poor sleep, lack of empowerment and women’s issues. Continue reading
Readers are invited to experience the positive, healthy energy at InLife Holistic and Spiritual Expo, being held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., December 1, at Fireside Hall at the Plumpsteadville Fire Company, in Doylestown. Admission is free, and parking is both easy and ample. Continue reading
David Low is a dreamwork practitioner with 36 years of experience recording, analyzing and trying to feel dream messages. With a master’s degree in community counseling from Georgia State University and a doctorate in religion from Temple University, he has a counseling practice in Mt. Airy and facilitates both physical and online dream circles in the area. Continue reading
by Melanie Rankin
Reshma Shah is a certified Master ThetaHealing practitioner and instructor, offering life coaching, counseling, meditation and energy healing, along with certification classes and workshops, at her practice in Westfield, New Jersey.
How would you summarize what you do?
In this world, we are conditioned to dim ourselves and to live in lack. My passion is to help people realize that there is abun-dance, and that it is not outside—it is within ourselves. Continue reading
by Michael Cheikin
“Ecology” is defined as the relationship between organisms and their environment. Like global warming, there is a parallel ecological crisis in our bodies, contributing to the epidemic of chronic diseases of adults and children.
Individually, we are ecological webs. We were designed to carry trillions of organisms that are not us, both in us and on us. In fact, we comprise only 10 percent of the total cellular population. Despite our illusion of being in control, we are at the mercy of this ecology. Continue reading
Louis Pasteur, French chemist, microbiologist and founder of the field of medical microbiology, was said to have declared on his deathbed, “I was wrong. The microbe (germ) is nothing. The terrain (milieu) is everything.” While his exact phrasing is unknown, the intent of his statement is clear: the health of an individual plays a key role in determining who gets sick after exposure to infectious agents.
Much of medicine focuses on the prevention of disease transmission (hygiene, vaccinations, quarantine) and combating illness. While those strategies have merit and can be life-saving, bringing the focus back to individual vitality is the only path to true health—for people and pets. Continue reading
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays—filled with family, friends and, of course, good food. It is wonderful that we have one day during the year dedicated to gratitude, but it does not suffice to be thankful just one day out of 365. Continue reading
Serving up healthy snacks for a holiday party is easier (and tastier) than ever. With a bit of advanced planning, it’s easy to create delectable party appetizers that are both healthy and delicious.
Holiday Favorite: Flatbread Pizza
Lighten it up: Grab some flatbread from the local bakery, add some low-fat mozzarella, a handful of fresh veggies (peppers, mushrooms and spinach is a popular combination) and a jar of organic tomato sauce for the makings of a crowd-pleasing party starter. “The veggies add a nutritional punch of healthy vitamins, minerals and fiber,” explains Stephanie Perez, retail dietitian supervisor at ShopRite supermarket. “The best part is that you won’t be lacking in flavor.” Continue reading
This past summer, I made an agreement with myself to significantly limit my screen time. I chose to deactivate all social media accounts, and vowed not to look at my phone immediately before bed and upon waking. By September, I noticed that my eyes were brighter, I had adapted a healthy sleep/wake cycle, and my mind felt refreshed. My screen time has definitely increased since then, but it is during this time of year that we need to be especially careful about how long we stare at our screens. Continue reading
October represents change to me. The colors of fall are infectious as I watch the dramatic changing of leaves. Pumpkin patches glow in the fields, and apple trees sparkle as they wait to be picked. Sunsets become works of art. A new and invigorating energy seems to grip the air. Everything about fall and the change of seasons brings a new fresh energy to my life.
It is fascinating to watch how nature deals with change so effortlessly. If only it were the same for us. Nature moves without a push back—it simply adjusts and makes the necessary next move. I am amazed at the order of the universe—how complexity and simplicity work together to deliver exactly what is needed for the planet. Continue reading