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

Fun and Education at Audubon Society’s Earth Day Festival

Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow (BCAS) invites everyone to celebrate nature at their third annual Earth Day Festival, held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14, at the beautiful and historic Honey Hollow Watershed, in New Hope.

The festival is a family-friendly community event designed to connect people of all ages to the natural world and inspire a love for the environment. Participants can learn about local conservation organizations, purchase natural and environmentally friendly products and connect with nature through live animal presentations, bird walks, bug hunts, stream stomps, nature storytime with the Doylestown Library and more.

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Amaya Victoria Available for One Weekend in Newtown

Spiritual teacher, channel and healer Amaya Victoria is offering a weekend of healing events from April 20 to 22 at Soulutions for Daily Living, in Newtown.

Individual sessions are available from noon to 2 p.m. on April 20, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 21. Participants can choose between Heartspeak Healing and Personal Channeling sessions, detailed descriptions of which are available on AmayaCenter.com.

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Newtown Conference Encourages Peace Among Living Creatures

Everyone of all ages, vegans and non-vegans alike, are welcome to attend the second annual Peaceable Kingdom Conference, held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on May 12, at Bucks County Community College’s Rollins Center Gallagher Room, in Newtown.

The Peaceable Kingdom Conference goals are to respect animals’ emotions and intelligence; to increase our reliance on plant-based foods; to be kind to Earth, its inhabitants and ourselves; and to strengthen the human-animal bond.

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Touch Mother Earth 2018 Celebrates Its Third Year

Touch Mother Earth 2018 is where a learning center and music festival meet. Now in its third year, the gathering continues to inspire and raise awareness about sustainable living, reducing waste and caring for our planet through live music, transformative workshops and lectures, learning activities for kids, eco-friendly and spiritually-minded vendors and services, plus delicious, healthy food. This exciting, zero-waste event takes place June 1 to 3 on the grounds of Mount Eden Retreat, 183 partially forested acres in the hills of Warren County.

Participants can experience life-enhancing, hands-on workshops that include tools for sustainability, along with informative seminars, body movement classes, sound healing, do-it-yourself activities and nutritional advice.

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Learn About Accessing Healing Through Access Bars

The International School of Shiatsu will host Dr. Jay Clauss for an Introduction to Access Bars class from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on April 10. This class offers a lead-in for Access Bars training classes that will be offered in June, August and October, each providing eight continuing education hours.

The Bars are a series of 32 points on the head that, when lightly touched by a practitioner, help release old feelings, thoughts and emotions that no longer serve the participant—even those stored over multiple lifetimes. Accessing the Bars involves accessing consciousness, and the experience is both calming and nurturing.

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New Reiki Offerings in Pipersville

Angelic reiki healing practitioner Sharon Roache is offering a Reiki I certification class from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 8, and a monthly reiki share from 2 to 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Healing private and group sessions and long-distance healings by phone are also available.

Reiki benefits include stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the body’s natural healing abilities, improved sleep, a greater sense of peace and joy, mental and emotional clarity and stability, and a deeper connection to spirit. Healing occurs on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels, and Roache states that her compassionate guides allow her to lovingly soothe and support that healing.

Roache is a reiki master teacher with more than 20 years of experience. She is also certified in Integrated Energy Therapy, Pointed Touch and Advanced Healing.

Cost: Reiki I/$150; reiki share/donation. See Natural Awakenings calendars for details. Private sessions, $120/60 mins, with an extra charge if traveling to client’s home. Location: Sound Reiki Healing, Pipersville. For more information, call 215-534-1691 or email SRoache1111@gmail.com. April 2018

Find Your Imprint with Tanya Tecce

Tanya Tecce, a skilled, experienced coach utilizing methods therapists don’t tend to use in their day-to-day practice, is offering her services to those interested in gaining insight into themselves and their stuck relationship dynamics.

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Guided And Empowered: Sue Greenwald Follows Her Expo Dreams

Sue Greenwald has always been passionate about new ideas, healthy lifestyles and spiritual development, “walking the talk” by teaching yoga for 17 years and becoming a certified holistic health counselor, energy healer and ordained minister. She even operated a wellness center that offered yoga, dance, healing energy treatments, massage and a variety of spiritual and self-development classes.

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Why Meditate?

by Hannah Adamson

High school is exciting, but it can be overwhelming. With an increased workload, challenging academics and an abundance of extracurricular activities, it’s easy to become stressed and caught up in the hustle and bustle of it all. While it may be difficult to find a few hours to relax, it’s easy to take a few minutes to re-align yourself through simple meditations. Deep breathing, visualization, mantras and other techniques offer opportunities to focus inward and disconnect from all our present worries and obligations.

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Regular Grooming Reduces Exposure to Toxins

Environmental pollutants both outside and inside our homes have greatly increased the toxins we and our pets are exposed to every day. Our pets are sentinels of chemical hazards to human health. As they walk through urban neighborhoods with industrial activity, and are exposed to numerous household and garden chemicals, our pets accumulate toxins on and in their bodies, often at levels that far exceed those found in humans.

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Lyme Realities: Real Talk About a Real Disease

If you live or have lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut or anywhere in the northeast, you are at risk for tick-borne illness. If you feel fatigue, migrating joint or muscle pain, have memory problems, confusion or difficulty sleeping, you may have tick-borne illness. If you are not eating lots of fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly and managing your physical or mental stress, you are at risk for tick-borne illness.

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Fresh Starts for Wellness

Spring is generally associated with new beginnings and fresh starts. While new beginnings in nature, such as flowers emerging through the soil, happen with ease, when it comes to human behavior, fresh starts sometimes require more effort and attention. One area where it is worth cultivating new perspectives is health and wellness.

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