Tradition Meets Transition: Bringing ‘Joy to the World’ Despite Divorce

The holidays can be a difficult time for people in the midst of custody and divorce matters—especially the first holiday season in transition. When children divide their holidays between two parents’ separate households, or when clients face the holidays without their spouses for the first time, the holidays may feel like a lonely time. Family law attorney Jennifer J. Riley recommends to her clients that they focus on developing new holiday traditions. “This way, rather than feeling the holidays from a position of loss, creating new holiday traditions can help our clients and their children feel excitement during the season,” she explains.

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KUDOS: Dr. Katie Samsel

Dr. Katie Samsel, a licensed chiropractic physician and the founder of Samsel Integrative Health, in Langhorne, was awarded Best of Philly in the category of Best Chiropractor for Preggies by Philadelphia magazine.

Samsel Integrative Health is an integrative chiropractic practice with a focus on holistic care, including ayurveda and applied kinesiology. Samsel has recently completed coursework that makes her eligible for certification in The Gardner Method for prenatal chiropractic care, and she brings years of training, certification and experience to helping patients achieve pain relief.

Location: 305 Corporate Dr. East, Langhorne. For more information, call 215-944-8424, email Drs@SamselHealth.com or visit SamselHealth.com. December 2017

KUDOS: Christina Rosenbruch

Christina Rosenbruch, founder of Spark Joy Space organizational consulting services in Bucks County, was a featured presenter at the Torresdale Women’s Committee November meeting in Philadelphia. Rosenbruch is one of the area’s only professional organizers certified in the KonMari Method of decluttering and home organizing created by Marie Kondo, author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

The Torresdale Women’s Committee was formed in 1945 as a social group with a philanthropic focus. The committee is a diverse group of 45 women ranging from young moms with children to retired career women.

Rosenbruch says she’s had the opportunity to perfect her organizational skills as an international flight attendant for the past 30 years. “Working in the confines of an airplane with limited resources taught me how to appreciate the beauty of a simplified but efficiently operating system.” 

For more information, call 267-544-7171, email Christina@SparkJoy.Space or visit SparkJoy.Space. December 2017

Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley

The Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley has been recognized by the Law Firm 500 Award committee as one of the fastest growing law firms in the country. The 2017 Law Firm 500 Award Honorees list showcases the top 200 fastest-growing law firms in the United States and has ranked the Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley at number 20. Continue reading

Jeff Griffin and Bridge Acupuncture

Jeff Griffin, founder of the Center for Natural Healing, in Doylestown, was awarded Best Holistic Health Practitioner, while Grace Rollins and Paolo Propato of Bridge Acupuncture were awarded Best in the category of Acupuncture by the Intelligencer newspaper.

Grace Rollins and Paolo Propato

Bridge Acupuncture has been serving Doylestown and the surrounding area since 2009. In addition to private acupuncture sessions, the practice hosts weekly community acupuncture and qigong, and biweekly meditation. Rollins and Propato trained under Japanese acupuncture Master Kiiko Matsumoto and are avid students of martial arts and meditation. Continue reading

HeartWell House Offers Yoga Workshops in Frenchtown this Fall

John Muraco, registered art therapist, registered yoga teacher and founder of HeartWell House Expressive Therapies, in Doylestown, will lead two yoga workshops designed for beginners this fall at Yoga Loka, in Frenchtown, New Jersey.

“Radiating Yoga & Deep Relaxation Soundscape” will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m., October 14, and is Kundalini-inspired to recharge the body and spirit as attendees move freely to drumming and awakening sounds, learn simple breathing and stretching strategies and relax to the sounds of soothing bells, chimes, crystal alchemy singing bowls and the gong.

“Facing Adversity with Strength and Courage” will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., November 18, and includes simple stretches that soften areas of tension within the body, as well as the practice of a mantra and meditation, ending with a deeply relaxing sound meditation.

HeartWell House combines art therapy, holistic health and yoga and offers customized and individualized therapy programs that connect people to what inspires them, creating sustainable physical and emotional health. It recently opened a new boutique and therapy room in downtown Doylestown.

Cost: October 14, $45; November 18, $35. Location: 23 Race St., Frenchtown, NJ. For more information, call John Muraco at 267-733-7261 or visit HeartWellHouse.com. October 2017

Kudos: Beth Allyn Herman

Beth Allyn Herman, a board-certified psychotherapist since 2007, has been invited to apprentice at The Wellness Institute at The Cleveland Clinic. Herman is in the process of being certified in the Advanced Internship in Hypnotherapy program, where she will become certified to facilitate Heart-Centered Breath Therapy, Energetic Psychodrama and other advanced therapeutic techniques for working with groups and individuals using a hypnotherapeutic approach.

Beth Herman Counseling location: The Farm at Doylestown, 605 Farm Ln. For more information, call 215-348-8900 or visit BethHermanCounseling.com. October 2017

 

Kudos: Laurie Van Valkenburgh

Laurie Van Valkenburgh, owner of Shiatsu Shin Tai Bodywork Therapies, 6064 Mountain Road, in New Hope, is expanding to a second location at 800 West State Street, Suite 103, in Doylestown.

Van Valkenburgh uses a multi-modality approach, specializing in shiatsu shin tai bodywork, muscle energy, fascial, cranial and central channel release techniques to allow free-flowing spinal alignment and promote life force energy.

For more information, call 267-566-6056, email Lavabigail@gmail.com or visit ShiatsuBodyworkTherapies.com. October 2017

Kudos: Cathy Windland of Inner Spa

KUDOS_CathyWindland_0917.jpgCathy Windland, owner of Inner Spa, in Newtown, was recently voted “Best Holistic Health Practitioner” in the Bucks County Courier Times annual “Best of Bucks” campaign.

Windland has been practicing colon hydrotherapy at Inner Spa since 2011, when she received her foundation level certification from the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT). Since then, she has expanded her knowledge base, continued her education and is now a National Board Certified Colon Hydrotherapist. In addition to providing colonics, Windland is dedicated to teaching others the practice of colon hydrotherapy. In 2015, she became an I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapy instructor.

Passionate about digestive health and supporting her clients in their quest for wellness, Windland says she never dreamed of being called to her current vocation. With a background in the business world, Windland says she is grateful that life led her to the holistic health profession and is honored to receive this recognition from the community.

Inner Spa is an organic wellness spa that focuses on cleansing services and internal wellness. It is one of the few centers in the area certified by I-ACT to offer colon hydrotherapy.

Location: 4 Terry Dr., Atrium Bldg., Ste. 12, Newtown. For more information, call 215-968-9000, email Info@InnerSpa.org or visit InnerSpa.org.

September 2017

KUDOS: Attorney Jennifer J. Riley

JenniferJRiley_adj.jpgAttorney Jennifer J. Riley has been named a 2017 Rising Star in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers magazine, and as published in Philadelphia magazine. This is the sixth consecutive year Riley has been awarded this honor.

Super Lawyers evaluates nominees using two indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Rising Star distinction is an honor awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley are located in Blue Bell and Wayne. Each attorney at the firm provides high quality, compassionate legal services in all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody and support matters.

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March 2016 : Eye Health & Bodywork

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