The Journey of Acceptance

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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

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

Empower Your Life with NLP

Sometimes we get stuck; however, we don’t have to stay stuck. We each have the ability to empower ourselves. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) offers an opportunity to explore how our minds and emotions work in achieving goals, and how to let go of unwanted habits and behaviors to achieve lasting results in every aspect of life. The Empowerment Partnership is offering an Integrative Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner Certification training from April 11 through 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Newark Airport.  Continue reading

Dr. Jennifer Redmond

by Joe Dunne and Kathy Tarbell

Born with a compassionate nature, it’s no surprise that Dr. Jennifer Redmond was naturally drawn to helping and healing others. After achieving two degrees, a B.A., and a doctorate in chiropractic, Redmond founded Samsara Chiropractic Wellness Center, a fixture in the Somerville community for over eight years. The word samsara has Hindu and Buddhist origins and means “the cycle of life, death and rebirth, and the resistance to such is the source of existential suffering.” Working to alleviate this suffering through respecting the body’s ability to heal and self-regulate is the foundation of her practice. Continue reading

The Weight of Water

by Michael Cheikin

Water is a vast topic. Consider that our bodies are 65 percent water, and water covers 70 percent of our planet’s surface, while comprising only 0.05 percent (1/2000th) of its mass. This unique substance enables the processes of life on Earth, and measuring and understanding the waters within our body is an important tool in our quest for optimal health.

Compartments and Types of Water

We keep cash in our wallets, in savings accounts and in retirement funds. Even though it’s all money, it has different roles. Some we can access readily, some require a few steps and some funds are stashed away for the gravest of emergencies. Likewise, the water in our bodies is not all the same. In fact, the MRI works because the water in each type of cell is slightly different. Continue reading

Clearing the Air(way): Homeopathic Treatment of Feline Asthma

by Laura Weis

Feline asthma, like many chronic diseases that plague both humans and our companion animals, is a disease of inflammation. In the initial stages, inflammatory and allergic responses in the respiratory system cause the production of mucus in the airways and swelling of the walls of the bronchi. As this reaction progresses over time, the walls of the airway spasm and constrict, leading to difficulty in breathing, and eventually to chronic structural and infiltrative changes in the airways. Continue reading

Teen Voices: A Call to Climate Change Action

by Hannah Adamson

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: a mantra repeated in efforts to save our planet that is slowly being destroyed by humankind. As societies have industrialized and technology has progressed, our Earth has become more and more polluted. With rapid population growth and increased consumption, nature has been suffering—deforestation, overfishing, species extinction, global warming, pollution—the list goes on. These unintended consequences threaten the livelihood of “tomorrow’s generation”; recent reports released by the United Nations warn that we have only about a decade until the damage to the climate is irreversible. Continue reading

Local Yoga: OM – Training the Mind to Meditate

by Rosie Lazroe

Silent meditation is one path to explore when seeking to cultivate a neutral mind. To become still, we must first learn how to become present. Present moment awareness comes in many forms, most of which are quite accessible to everyone, every day. Think of the simple things that we do as we go through the motions of our daily routine. These are all opportunities to train the mind. Continue reading

Empowered Light Holistic Expo Returns to Oaks

This spring’s Empowered Light Holistic Expo is just around the corner, running from 4 to 9 p.m., April 26; from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 27 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 28, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Lobby A, in Oaks, Pennsylvania. Plenty of free parking is available.

The expo’s focus is on holistic lifestyles, spiritual classes and personal development. “People feel stressed and distracted, and they are looking for more connection and answers,” says the expo’s founder, Sue Greenwald. “The expo offers new ideas, contacts and connection with others and, most of all, a community where people feel supported in a fun way.” Continue reading