About Healthy Living Bucks and Montgomery Counties

Natural Awakenings magazine is the nation's largest and most established healthy living publication. This is the website for the Bucks/Montgomery area of PA. We have had a presence in Bucks and Montgomery Counties since January 2010. Readers use Natural Awakenings as the local educational resource for enhancing their lives through healthy living choices and the protection of our environment. Each month we publish informative and educational articles on a variety of ways people can safeguard or improve their family’s personal health while we also address the larger issue of planetary health. We have approximately 50,000 readers each month who are: - Overwhelmingly female (70%) - Over 51% have a household income of over 50K - 72% are between the ages of 25-54 - 80% purchase products or services from ads seen in Natural Awakenings - Natural Awakenings magazine rated higher over TV, radio, internet and other print publications as the #1 source for health-related information

The Season for Change

Quite often change is brought about by pain. Our minds supply us with all the justification we need to stay stuck. I know from personal experience how hard change can be. Even good change can be hard to see as good. Thinking of the future can be so scary that hope is hard to find. Often our thinking generates only the bleak side of endless possibilities. So we push back, consciously or subconsciously, to resist change. We dig in our heels to protect our lives as they are. Even in extreme circumstances such as domestic violence, dysfunctional relationships, drugs and alcoholic abuse, we often will protect what is “normal” in our world and resist change. We also protect the thinking that created our life’s situations. What a paradox—the mind battle of wanting change and resisting at the same time. In our heart of hearts, we know what to do. We hope for change, yet are frozen. We think we are unable to change. How could we know it was our thinking that was wrong?  Continue reading

Psychological and Behavioral Health in Langhorn Focuses on Body-Mind-Spirit Connection

Operating from the philosophy that a healthy, happy and satisfying life is one in which there is a balance of one’s mind and emotions, Mind & Emotion (M.E.) Matters has opened its office in Langhorne.

M.E. Matters offers psychological and behavioral health services for individuals, couples, teens and families. Founder David Piltz explains that the three main focuses of M.E. Matters—neurofeedback, therapy and a spirituality awareness group—reflect the importance of connection between body, mind and spirit.  Continue reading

Celebrate and Resonate at Third Annual Vibrant Living Festival

Classes, workshops and experiences in the healing and expressive arts are just some of the activities offered at this year’s Vibrant Living Festival, which takes place September 22, on the grounds of The Room at Meadowbrook, in Ottsville. The festival will run from noon until 4:30 p.m., ending in a Sound Healing Experience that begins at 5 p.m.  Continue reading

New Program for Tension and Trauma at Airmid Wellness

Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center is now offering Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) group sessions at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at their center in Warminster. Certified providers Mike Thomas and Danielle Ivins-Fishman co-teach this self-healing modality, designed to help release deep tension created in the body through chronic stress or trauma.  Continue reading

Spirits in Play at Spiritfest Expo & Holistic Fair

The Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment invites participants to tune up their body, mind and spirit and come play at the fourth annual Spiritfest Expo & Holistic Fair, held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 27, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 28, at the New Hope Eagle Firehouse.  Continue reading

Elizabeth Joyce Returns this Fall with Her Spiritual Workshop and Psychic Fair

Author, psychic and energetic healer Elizabeth Joyce is offering her highly praised Spiritual Intensive Weekend Workshop from 1 to 5 p.m., October 6 and 7. She will also be organizing her semi-annual Fall Psychic Fair charity benefit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 10 and 11. Both events take place at the James Lorah House, 132 North Main Street, Doylestown.  Continue reading

Joint-Freeing Yoga Available for All Mobility Levels

Anahata Yoga & Wellness Center, in Lederach, is offering a Joint-Freeing Yoga class from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on September 22.

Introduced to the Anahata community by long-time instructor Liz Chesla, Joint-Freeing Yoga gently and systematically moves each joint through its full and natural range of motion. Considered “The Great Healer”, the sequence enhances joint mobility and helps relieve joint pain and stiffness while increasing body awareness and mindfulness.  Continue reading

Upper Cervical Chiropractor Innovates and Educates with ‘Head Health’ Program

Andrew Persky, DC, founder of LifeAligned Upper Cervical Chiropractic, in Warrington, is raising awareness about concussions, headaches and innovative treatment through Head Health, an outreach program that offers educational sessions to local schools, sports organizations and community groups.

“Concussions and chronic headaches are two of the most common debilitating health issues affecting our precious heads,” Persky explains, “and yet they are also two of the most misunderstood.” Head Health is a dynamic, 30 to 45-minute interactive presentation, offered free to groups of 10 or more, designed to help audiences gain a deeper understanding of these conditions and their treatment options. With a goal of bringing clarity and offering hope to those in pain, Persky combines real-world patient stories with the latest research on these topics.  Continue reading

Meet the Speakers: Empowered Light Holistic Expo

The Empowered Light Holistic Expo, held September 28 through 30 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, will offer more than 50 workshops and lectures. Most talks are included with general admission.

Featured speakers include:

Dr. Michael Salla will speak both Saturday and Sunday about Antarctica’s Hidden History. In his lectures, Dr. Salla will discuss how Antarctica’s secrets are slowly being revealed, exposing ancient artifacts and crashed extraterrestrial spacecraft. What is about to be revealed in Antarctica promises to transform our planet and launch humanity into a new era of prosperity and space exploration. These presentations are $35 each or $50 for both.  Continue reading

Dian Freeman: Wellness Simplified

by staff writers Joe Dunne, Kathy Tarbell and Melanie Rankin

Sometimes we meet people whose accomplishments are so vast and eclectic that it’s hard to comprehend their total scope without referencing something visual, such as climbing a mountain or navigating stepping stones. Clinical Nutritionist Dian Freeman is one such person. From Texas to New Jersey, from small town to the big city, Freeman never saw a mountain she couldn’t climb. She never turned away from stepping stones that appeared before her, even when she couldn’t see where the path would end. In fact, traversing those stones taught her that often it’s the unexpected side step that takes us where we need to go in our journey.  Continue reading

Healing Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Experiencing a traumatic event does not mean we will have PTSD. We are programed to process these events. If the process is interrupted, however, the energy of our response to the event becomes frozen and can turn into PTSD. The severity of the traumatic event varies with age and support systems.  Continue reading