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

Thermography Available at Center for Natural Healing

Jeffrey L. Griffin, DC, owner of Center for Natural Healing, is expanding the services available at his facility and now offers thermography.

Medical thermography is a unique technology that takes a picture and creates a map of the infrared patterns of the body. It is different from other screening tools in that it allows practitioners to visualize metabolic processes and body functions. The results can help in the prevention of many disease processes. “We consider early detection key in understanding your health for tomorrow,” Griffin explains. Continue reading

Step into Joy Healing Arts Adds New Trauma Certification

Gestalt Life Coach and reiki master Joan Summers has completed training with the Lakeside Global Institute to become a Certified Trauma-Competent Professional.

A trauma-competent professional knows that trauma is any experience or situation that is emotionally painful and overwhelming. They have been uniquely trained and understand that anyone can be impacted by trauma and will need compassion and patience. Unprocessed trauma can leave a person feeling very alone and powerless, with symptoms that can become confusing and misunderstood. A trauma-competent professional has the training to be sensitive and provide a safe space for these individuals to process their trauma. Continue reading

Change Your Mindset to Empower Your Life

We each have the ability to empower ourselves. Sometimes we get stuck, and we don’t have to stay stuck. The Empowerment Partnership is offering an Integrative Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner Certification training from April 11 through 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Newark Airport. This interactive and experiential program provides proven tools and techniques to communicate more effectively, build rapport easily, reprogram the mind for success, release limiting beliefs and behaviors, gain clarity in core values and overcome procrastination, lack of motivation, depression and phobias. Continue reading

Natural Treatments for Allergies

by Katie Samsel

Sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose—Many people suffer with seasonal allergies, and some suffer all year-round. An allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction, with the body overreacting to a substance that would otherwise be considered harmless. Symptoms vary, but may include sinus irritation, skin rash and breathing difficulty.  Continue reading

Tips for Creating One-Pot Meals on a Budget

by Lauren Panoff

One-pot meals are chock full of benefits. They’re budget-friendly, versatile, easy to make and can be whipped up with just a few basic ingredients. In many cases, simply toss everything into one skillet, pan or slow cooker, and dinner (breakfast or lunch) practically takes care of itself. Read on for a few tips for creating delicious one-pot meals.

Make it plant-based

Looking to go meatless? There are tons of great options within fingertip reach. Tofu and tempeh are both affordable, refrigerated choices that are great mix-ins for dishes such as chili, soups or tacos. For other options, canned beans and bagged lentils are nutritious, plant-based proteins that can be found at low prices year-round. Continue reading

TacklingTicks: A Multi-Layered Approach to Protecting Pooches

by Laura Weis

Thawing temperatures and longer days are early harbingers of spring, but unfortunately so is the appearance of ticks and the diseases they carry. Ticks can be active anytime the temperature climbs above 45 degrees, which means that the month of March signals the beginning of consistent tick problems in Pennsylvania.

Understanding the Problem

All ticks feed on the blood of their host animals, and most go through four life stages and often prefer different host species for each stage. Ticks can sense their hosts’ body heat, breath and odor, as well as moisture, vibrations and even shadows. Ticks cannot jump or fly. They find potential host animals by attaching to grass or leaves with their hind legs, holding their front legs outstretched in a behavior called “questing”. When a promising host brushes past, they quickly climb aboard, attach and begin feeding. Continue reading

TEEN VOICES: With Uncertainty Comes Opportunities

by Hannah Adamson

The teenage years seem to be a loosely defined bridge between childhood and adulthood. It is a time when adolescents start to gain new independence and responsibilities. That said, it can be overwhelming to grow into these new roles and prepare for the future.

While it may not be intentional, I feel that society places pressure on teens to know what they want to do with their lives and have a plan on how to accomplish it. High schools’ focus on the future—rigorous academic schedules, career aptitude tests, standardized tests—is intended to help teens pursue their goals. As a young teen, however, I found it overwhelming to think about what I wanted to do with my life. It was exciting in all its possibility, but also intimidating to think I had to have it all figured out. Continue reading

LOCAL YOGA: Spring the Energy Body into Motion

by Rosie Lazroe

Take a moment to sense the space surrounding you. Imagine that your physical body is the nucleus within a cushion of unseen energy that radiates effortlessly from within. This cushion of energy around the physical body is called the auric field, or energy field, and some people believe that it is just as real as our physical form.

The idea that we all have a bubble of energy surrounding us can be an abstract concept to grasp. However, some yogic lineages believe that a person’s energy field is quite real, and contains thousands of invisible energy pathways called nadis. The nadis work with the chakra system, both of which originate at the spine and flow outward into the auric field. As information comes to us from the outside world, it filters through the nadis and chakras, and is then redistributed back out into the world around us. Continue reading

Start a Movement of Nice

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Inspiration! The process of being mentally stimulated to do something, especially to do something creative. Finding something everyday can be challenging, so let’s make it simple—look for opportunities to be kind.

As the saying goes, “just do it.” Reach down into your heart, take a risk, break the norm of watching and just do it. Take some action, no matter how small, to make someone’s day a little bit brighter and make someone smile. Continue reading

Amaya Victoria ‘Sacred Medicine for Your Soul’ Weekend in Newtown

Spiritual teacher, channel and healer Amaya Victoria is offering a weekend of healing, Sacred Medicine for Your Soul, from March 22 to 24 at Soulutions for Daily Living, in Newtown.

Individual sessions are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 22 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 23. Participants can choose between Heartspeak Healing and Personal Channeling sessions, detailed descriptions of which are available on AmayaCenter.comContinue reading

Magnificent Magnesium

by Michael Cheikin

Magnesium (Mg) is an essential element that comes from the soil. A significant percentage of our world population has a deficiency of Mg. It is involved in over 300 known biological processes, so a low level can manifest as several problems that are seemingly not related, such as high blood pressure, migraine and other headaches, muscle spasms, seizures, PMS and osteoporosis.  Continue reading