Seeing What’s Good – Letter from the Publisher, March 2018


Thank you for being a reader. I hope you enjoy our March publication of Natural Awakenings.

I find myself wanting to write about the injustice of things—the penal system, gun control, blame, closed-minded people, war, violence, inequality, inappropriate behavior, prejudices and our education system—and then there’s health care and veterans’ rights. Thankfully, our magazine is not part of “the world of what’s wrong.” Seeing the problem is so easy. Want proof? Turn on a TV, a talk radio station, a political cable broadcast, the news… Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on what is wrong. Continue reading

Qi Revolution Energizes New Jersey: Internationally Known Practitioner Visits the Garden State

by Sarah Buehrle

Jeff Primack has brought qigong from the esoteric realm to the accessible world. Primack is founder of the Supreme Science Qigong Center and creator of and instructor at Qi Revolution, a conference he hosts all over the U.S. teaching his system of qigong, breathing exercises and food science. He’s brought Qi Revolution annually to cities across America since 2005, and will be at the Somerset Cultural Center, April 7 to 9. Continue reading

Qi Revolution to Host Three-Day Qigong Event

Qi Revolution is a three-day event designed to help attendees unlock their healing power and create their best lives. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 7 to 9 at the Somerset Cultural Center. Attendees will experience authentic qigong and will learn nutrition science and how to breathe powerfully.  Continue reading

The Good Side of Cholesterol

by Dian Freeman

Few words today can bring about more discussion and debate than the word “cholesterol”. The discussion generally centers around how high or how low one’s personal cholesterol levels are, while the debate generally addresses the best way to lower those numbers or even on how to eliminate cholesterol altogether. Such discussions and debates are based both upon misinformation and the lack of information about the value of cholesterol to the body. Continue reading

Practice Spotlight: Linda Harbaugh

Intuitive Life Coach Linda Harbaugh, owner of Journey to the Self, combines spiritual guidance with law of attraction techniques to help clients create the lives they desire. Her ability to communicate with spirit guides, translate their messages and then turn that information into action steps offers a personalized, supportive avenue toward clarity and peace of mind.

“I help my clients to discover their life purpose, bring balance back into their lives, change negative patterns and attract that which they desire, all with the assistance of their deceased loved ones and spirit guides,” Harbaugh explains.

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Make Room for Nutrition Education

A new large classroom is but the latest addition at Dian’s Wellness Simplified’s new Morristown, New Jersey, location, which is conveniently located around the corner from exit 30B, off Rt. 287, on the border of Basking Ridge. With 30 tables that accommodate 60 students, and extra pull-out chairs, there is space to spare for overflowing attendance at her popular, six-month nutrition certification course. Continue reading

Learn to Cook for Fido at New Hope Nutrition Class

Deciding what to feed our pet is the most important decision most of us will make to positively affect our pet’s health. Veterinarian Dr. Laura Weis, of Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care, is presenting Cooking for Your Dog, a one-night class offered by The Community School of New Hope Solebury from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 17 in New Hope.

Weis will discuss the benefits of homemade dog food or supplementing commercial pet food with home-cooked meals. Pet owners (no pets, please) will learn how to make a few easy meals for their dogs that will meet nutritional needs based on breed, age and overall health. Continue reading

Spring into Shape at New Hypnosis Counseling Center Locations

The Hypnosis Counseling Center is proud to announce it has moved its King of Prussia office to Valley Forge Towers and opened its first office in Ft. Myers, Florida. In keeping with today’s digital times, clients throughout the U.S. and around the world may also receive counseling via Skype.

Hypnosis is safe, medically approved and proven to work. “Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, reach your personal best or free yourself of anxiety, hypnosis can help,” states Director Barry Wolfson, MS, who has been in practice 32 years. “It’s also been proven to be the most effective way to lose weight by Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Mount Sinai, Dr. Oz and Dateline NBC.” Continue reading

Ayurvedic Cooking and Cleansing Workshop in Quakertown

Hillery Woods Siatkowski, of Roots & Wings Facilitating Healing, in Quakertown, will offer an ayurvedic cooking workshop from 2 to 5 p.m., March 17, for those interested in maintaining better health using ayurvedic principles. During the workshop, participants will learn to use diet, spices and the six tastes, and the class will make ghee, kitchari, simple cleansing meals and sauces to prepare for a four-week Cleanse of the Koshas program beginning on April 9.

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Inner Light Spring Expo Inspires Awareness, Growth

Now celebrating its eighth year, the Inner Light Spiritual Holistic Expo will be held on April 7 and 8, in Center Court at Coventry Mall, in Pottstown.

The expo will feature over 100 vendors from all over the East Coast exhibiting spiritual gifts and holistic services, including chiropractic, massage therapy, reflexology, readings, aura photography, crystals, books, jewelry and more. Attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary lectures taking place throughout both event days. Continue reading

Empowered Light Holistic Expo Returns to Oaks

This spring’s Empowered Light Holistic Expo is just around the corner, running from 5 to 9 p.m., April 27, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 28 and 29, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, 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 connection with new friends, new ideas and, most of all, a community where people feel supported in a fun way.” Continue reading

Dedicate a Day to Save a Life

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) is delighted to partner with PA Lyme Resource and Drexel University on a weekend intensive Lyme course. The meeting will begin on April 6 with dinner and CME speakers. The next day, April 7, has a full slate of scientific presentations. Continue reading