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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Bucks Naturopath Expands Services with New Doctor

Dr. Julie Lachman, ND, is welcoming naturopath physician Khadija Douglas to its practice in Warrington.

Douglas graduated from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, with a combined honours degree in biology and French and then continued her studies at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Phoenix, Arizona. She loves family practice, with a strong emphasis on cardiovascular health (high blood pressure), endocrine disorders (thyroid, diabetes, adrenal fatigue), weight loss and mental health. In addition to her clinical training at SCNM, she has taken additional courses in medically supervised weight loss, hydrotherapy, IV therapy and botanical medicine. Douglas uses various treatment modalities, including homeopathy, hydrotherapy and nutritional counseling.

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Spotlight Profile: Jamie Nichols

Clinical Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher Jamie Nichols, MA, will lead weekly yoga classes at Lina’s Harmony, in Warrington, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Monday until June 25.

Students from beginner to advanced can enjoy the gentle movement, strength building and flexibility improvement of this regular practice. Classes will include a combination of traditional hatha yoga and restorative yoga, ending on a restful note for a good night’s sleep and a renewed sense of wholeness.

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Moving from the Head to the Heart: Beth Herman’s Integrative Psychotherapy

What is your experience as a mental health professional?

I began my career in community mental health while I was still a graduate student, working with chronically and seriously mentally ill populations, doing both individual psychotherapy and co-facilitating groups.

In 2007, I opened my practice in Doylestown where I continue to practice today. My clients range from folks I refer to as from the “worried well”, to people struggling with mental illnesses, including Employee Assistance Program work.

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Customized Coaching and Care for Lyme: Pura Vida’s Natural Healing Know-How

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by Karen G. Meshkov

Pura Vida Wellness Shop and Studio, in Huntingdon Valley, is a holistic health and healing resource center with a selection of premium vitamins, supplements, herbs and oils, as well as onsite classes and workshops in a variety of healing arts. The center opened its doors in January and is a destination for Eastern Montgomery County residents seeking holistic, supportive care for a host of chronic and acute conditions, including Lyme disease.

The center is proudly “womanned” by Sharon Doyle, who has worked in health and wellness for over 25 years and is certified from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and Lynn Roberts, a longtime yoga and meditation teacher, Western herbalist and Kripalu-trained ayurvedic practitioner.

While Doyle and Roberts are at the ready to provide personalized counsel to help whomever comes into their shop, both are adamant that people see their primary doctor immediately if they suspect they have Lyme disease. “We want people diagnosed with Lyme to utilize our individualized supplements and protocol simultaneously with their conventional treatment,” stresses Doyle. “We work alongside physicians; we are not meant to replace them.”

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Making Businesses Social

michellearboreMichelle Arbore, of Savvy Social Media, helps entrepreneurs and businesses through the process of creating a social media presence, maintaining it and getting the most out of the various online tools. “We all need help and support,” she says. “Our job is to take your frustrations away by creating customized training to fit your needs, no matter what level your business is at or what industry you are in.”

With customized social media training, she helps businesses of all kinds find the right type of social media they should be using. “With our help, we discover what your social media goals are and who your target market is. By doing this, you will know which platforms to focus your time on,” says Arbore.

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Inner Spa: Detox and Self-Care Haven Since 2004

by Carrie Jackson

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Since 2004, Newtown’s Inner Spa has been the Philadelphia suburban area’s preeminent center for colon hydrotherapy and detoxification counseling. The Newtown establishment also offers mineral body wraps and mud baths,  massage, reflexology, organic facials and other alternative healing treatments. Owner Cathy Windland is a national board certified colon hydrotherapist, wellness advocate and detoxification specialist. She and her staff work with clients to help them achieve their personal wellness goals, starting with detoxification and colon health.

“We take a holistic approach to detoxification, with all of our services aimed at helping to reduce the toxic burden,” explains Windland. “We encounter toxins every day through what we eat, drink, put on our skin or interact with in the environment. Sometimes the natural detoxification channels—through the skin and the colon—need help. If the colon is out of balance, it can potentially compromise the function of other systems in the body, including the immune system.  Using holistic techniques to help cleanse the body allows us to restore balance and support overall wellness.”

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A Person-Centered Approach to Wellness: New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Recognizes Individual Need and Holism

by Carrie Jackson
newvitaeFor over 30 years, New Vitae Wellness and Recovery (NVWR) has been caring for individuals and families in BuxMont that are experiencing behavioral health challenges. Headquartered in Quakertown, with a wide array of services and locations, NVWR is unique as they place value on the connection between the mind, body and spirit, as well as their inclusive, integrative approach and commitment to ending the stigma associated with mental illness. This philosophy is carried through the culture of all of their organizations, including comprehensive residential treatment, outpatient services, personal care homes, young adult services, addiction services, co-occurring behavioral health/drug and alcohol services and supported apartment living services in multiple locations, including urban and suburban.

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Ascend Hospice Volunteers Tenderly Offer Holistic Therapies

by Gisele R. Siebold

Ascend Hospice, serving eight counties throughout Pennsylvania, believes in using a personalized and holistic approach to hospice care in their work with patients and their families at home, in skilled care facilities and in nursing home facilities.

As part of their focus on caring, Ascend relies upon volunteers to offer specialized services, including aromatherapy, massage therapy, reiki and pet therapy, to enhance the hospice experience and offer a loving touch to those nearing end of life.

According to Volunteer Coordinator Marina McGough, Ascend is always open to welcoming new volunteers. “We provide a comprehensive training program, and volunteers then utilize their specialized skills with each patient and their families, as well as with facility staff, for comfort, relaxation and personal growth.”

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Green Street Luxuries: Services and Handcrafted Products that are Pure Art for Mind, Body and Soul Renewal

by Gisele R. Siebold

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Green Street Luxuries, owned by aromatherapist Candy Pack, offers first-class platinum service that includes a variety of organic facials, reflexology/detox and massage therapies, as well as LED Light Healing Therapy and Amethyst BIOMat, which contains far infrared technology that improves bodily functions and assists with detoxification.

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