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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Spotlight Profile: Deborah Paul

Deborah Paul will be offering several modalities of energy healing and body work at Lina’s Harmony, in Warrington.

A master reiki practitioner, Paul has also practiced yoga and studied ascension work for 30 years, and she has 14 years of experience presenting transformational workshops, seminars and coaching.

 

Continue reading

Master Coach Tanya Tecce Blends Neuroscience, Spirituality, Psychology

Tanya Tecce helps empaths, entrepreneurs and executives overcome stress and anxiety and find peace without the use of medication.

“I help my clients discover their center and remember their passion, using methods that most counselors don’t use in their day-to-day practice,” says Tecce.

Steeped in education, Tecce holds undergraduate degrees in math, psychology and sociology and is an experienced, registered yoga instructor and certified holistic health coach. Her latest certification is in mastery level transformational neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), an advanced coaching method that informs her approach.

Continue reading

What to Expect from a KonMari Tidying Lesson: With Certified Consultant Christina Rosenbruch

What can I expect during my first organizing session?

We’ll spend the first part of the session doing a walk-through of your home and discussing your ideal vision for your home and life. Starting with one category of things, we’ll put everything in one place, and then we’ll do the “joy check” of your items—keeping only what sparks joy.

Will you make me throw things away?

It’s your decision. As Marie Kondo says, “If it makes you happy then the right choice is to keep it confidently, regardless of what anyone else says.” Over time, you will develop sensitivity and be able to quickly discern what brings you joy and what does not.

Continue reading

Becky Austill-Clausen’s Change Maker: From Workaholic to Spiritual Empath

by Rebecca Antsis and Karen G. Meshkov

Philadelphia PhotographerBecky Austill-Clausen is the definition of likable. Her unmistakable Boston accent exudes a feistiness and warmth; she remembers your name, your interests, even your life’s minutiae, and relays her accomplishments without the pomp and circumstance one might assume from a highly successful businesswoman, former college teacher, author and gifted intuitive.

While she now calls Chester County home, this “pastor’s kid” was raised in a Boston suburb. Despite her father’s profession, Austill-Clausen says, “Religion just didn’t work for me.” What really excited her was academics and a good challenge. By high school, she was holding down multiple jobs while maintaining a stellar GPA.

It was during a four-year experience volunteering for a nursing home when Austill-Clausen discovered her passion for health care and, ultimately, occupational therapy. Like all of her pursuits, she followed this path doggedly.

Continue reading

Fourth-Generation Healer, Lisa Gercie

crg_lisagercie_0816

by Carrie Jackson

As a fourth-generation healer and intuitive empath, Lisa Gercie guides clients to find peace, comfort and connection within. Gercie is the founder of The Hypnotic Healer, in Bethlehem, and has studied metaphysics with world-renowned mentors, shamans and teachers for the majority of her life. She graduated from Lehigh University’s Counseling Psychology program and blends traditional counseling and hypnosis with metaphysical healing and hypnotic techniques.

“With metaphysical hypnosis, people are going into a relaxed or hypnotic state, which allows their soul to heal,” says Gercie. Clients come to her with a range of emotional issues that often manifest as anxiety and depression, or even physical symptoms such as arthritis, diabetes and cancer. “Hypnotic healing sessions energetically cleanse, balance and align the chakra frequencies for ultimate health, healing and well-being,” she says.

Continue reading

REMINISCING to Breath & Beat: Natasha Goldstein-Levitas Moves Seniors Toward Center

ed_natashagoldstein

Natasha Goldstein-Levitas is a Philadelphia-based dance/movement therapist with over 16 years of experience working with older adults across various cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. She facilitates groups at several area senior centers, residential case- and outpatient-based programs that are specifically tailored to the needs of high-functioning seniors, as well as those suffering from degenerative conditions such as dementia. Goldstein-Levitas has presented at conferences hosted by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and her research article, “Dance/Movement Therapy and Sensory Stimulation: A Holistic Approach to Dementia Care”, was recently published in the American Journal of Dance Therapy.

Continue reading

An Alternate Approach to Primary Care: Bucks County Integrative Medicine Champions Membership-Based Medical

by Carrie Jackson and Karen G. Meshkov

crg_bcim_juliahelstrom_1016_1When Julia Helstrom, DO, founded the Bucks County Center for Integrative Medicine (BCIM) this past year, it was because she imagined a better way for primary care. Before landing back in Doylestown, she was working 70 hours a week as a Family Medicine osteopath at a busy Philadelphia clinic and feeling increasingly disappointed with the limits of the traditional doctor-patient experience, as well as with the outcomes resulting from that relationship. When it came time to open her own practice, Helstrom knew that she wanted to pursue an alternative path being taken up by other forward-thinking, independent physicians—a subscription-based practice model known as “direct primary care” (DPC).

Continue reading

Ayurvedic Counseling Sessions with Dr. Diana T. Moore

by Gisele R. Siebold

ayurvedadoshas_53169721_lDiana T. Moore, Ph.D., an ayurvedic yoga specialist, provides one-on-one and small group ayurvedic counseling in person or via Skype, designed to help clients achieve optimal health by improving their lifestyles.

Moore begins by taking a detailed history and performing a mind-body assessment  in alignment with ayurvedic practices to discern a person’s natural constitution and any imbalances within it. A change in diet and/or the addition of simple practices, such as adding yoga postures or breathing exercises to a daily routine, may be suggested. Moore offers nutritional counseling along with ayurveda.

Continue reading

Laid Back Taxes: Sal Burgio Makes Taxes Fun

by Rebecca Antsis

Processed with Snapseed.

S.A. Burgio & Associates is not your typical Bucks County accounting firm. The surfboards that adorn the office’s foyer are the first tip off, and the Margaritaville tapestry offers another playful nod to beach culture from these offices in Yardley’s Makefield Executive Quarters.

Continue reading

The Rewards of Healing: A Conversation with Doylestown Veterinarian Dr. Laura Weis

ed_doylestownveterinaryhospital-lauraweis_0117Dr. Laura Weis is the owner of Doylestown Veterinary Hospital and Holiday House Pet Resort, which has been caring for pets in the Central Bucks area for six decades.

You’ve recently added a Holistic Pet Care division to Doylestown Veterinary Hospital. How does a holistic veterinary approach differ from a more conventional approach?

I have been a conventional veterinarian for almost 20 years, and I love my job every day. It is interesting to talk about points of commonality between conventional and holistic veterinarians, as we all have the same goals: improvement of animal health, alleviation of animal suffering and strengthening of the human-animal bond.

My path to holistic medicine grew as I searched for better answers to improve animal health and treat chronic disease. I knew I wanted to move away from the tendency to compartmentalize problems and then address each one as though it lived in a separate box—a tendency we often see in the human health care model.

Continue reading