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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
For 17 years, Rosie Lazroe has been healing through yoga. It began in the spring of 2001, when she found herself laying in a hospital emergency room with a resting heart rate over 150 bpm. As the ER nurse was about to inject medication to reboot her heart rhythm, Rosie felt a cold rush flow through her body and then faintly heard her dad tell her to open her eyes. After receiving a second injection, her heart rate slowed down.
Holistic veterinary medicine encompasses many modalities, including Western herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)—which includes acupuncture and herbal medicine—nutritional therapy, chiropractic, and homeopathy. These methods are not new in treating disease; in some cases they have been used for centuries. In the United States, homeopathy is experiencing a resurgence of interest after many years.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, there were 22 colleges of homeopathy in the United States and more than 15,000 practitioners. A statue of Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, was erected in 1900 in Washington, DC, by grateful patients due to the success of homeopathy in treating epidemic disease. Veterinary homeopathy offers a gentle approach to wellness throughout the lifetime of each pet.
I have been thinking lately about words and how they fit into our world of communication. My 24-year-old son, Sean, tells me I need a college course in texting so he can make sense of what I’m trying to say when I speak with my fingers. On self-examination—and the evidence before me—I have to plead guilty as charged.
I have had numerous people tell me they don’t understand my email. It has been pointed out to me, mostly by my editor, that I have a “Joe Dunne mind speak” when I hastily shoot out emails. Again, guilty.
Thank you for being a reader. I hope you enjoy our March publication of Natural Awakenings.
I find myself wanting to write about the injustice of things—the penal system, gun control, blame, closed-minded people, war, violence, inequality, inappropriate behavior, prejudices and our education system—and then there’s health care and veterans’ rights. Thankfully, our magazine is not part of “the world of what’s wrong.” Seeing the problem is so easy. Want proof? Turn on a TV, a talk radio station, a political cable broadcast, the news… Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on what is wrong. Continue reading