Empower Your Life with NLP

Sometimes we get stuck; however, we don’t have to stay stuck. We each have the ability to empower ourselves. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) offers an opportunity to explore how our minds and emotions work in achieving goals, and how to let go of unwanted habits and behaviors to achieve lasting results in every aspect of life. The Empowerment Partnership is offering an Integrative Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner Certification training from April 11 through 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Newark Airport.  Continue reading

Dr. Jennifer Redmond

by Joe Dunne and Kathy Tarbell

Born with a compassionate nature, it’s no surprise that Dr. Jennifer Redmond was naturally drawn to helping and healing others. After achieving two degrees, a B.A., and a doctorate in chiropractic, Redmond founded Samsara Chiropractic Wellness Center, a fixture in the Somerville community for over eight years. The word samsara has Hindu and Buddhist origins and means “the cycle of life, death and rebirth, and the resistance to such is the source of existential suffering.” Working to alleviate this suffering through respecting the body’s ability to heal and self-regulate is the foundation of her practice. Continue reading

The Weight of Water

by Michael Cheikin

Water is a vast topic. Consider that our bodies are 65 percent water, and water covers 70 percent of our planet’s surface, while comprising only 0.05 percent (1/2000th) of its mass. This unique substance enables the processes of life on Earth, and measuring and understanding the waters within our body is an important tool in our quest for optimal health.

Compartments and Types of Water

We keep cash in our wallets, in savings accounts and in retirement funds. Even though it’s all money, it has different roles. Some we can access readily, some require a few steps and some funds are stashed away for the gravest of emergencies. Likewise, the water in our bodies is not all the same. In fact, the MRI works because the water in each type of cell is slightly different. Continue reading

Clearing the Air(way): Homeopathic Treatment of Feline Asthma

by Laura Weis

Feline asthma, like many chronic diseases that plague both humans and our companion animals, is a disease of inflammation. In the initial stages, inflammatory and allergic responses in the respiratory system cause the production of mucus in the airways and swelling of the walls of the bronchi. As this reaction progresses over time, the walls of the airway spasm and constrict, leading to difficulty in breathing, and eventually to chronic structural and infiltrative changes in the airways. Continue reading

Teen Voices: A Call to Climate Change Action

by Hannah Adamson

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: a mantra repeated in efforts to save our planet that is slowly being destroyed by humankind. As societies have industrialized and technology has progressed, our Earth has become more and more polluted. With rapid population growth and increased consumption, nature has been suffering—deforestation, overfishing, species extinction, global warming, pollution—the list goes on. These unintended consequences threaten the livelihood of “tomorrow’s generation”; recent reports released by the United Nations warn that we have only about a decade until the damage to the climate is irreversible. Continue reading

Local Yoga: OM – Training the Mind to Meditate

by Rosie Lazroe

Silent meditation is one path to explore when seeking to cultivate a neutral mind. To become still, we must first learn how to become present. Present moment awareness comes in many forms, most of which are quite accessible to everyone, every day. Think of the simple things that we do as we go through the motions of our daily routine. These are all opportunities to train the mind. Continue reading

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