June Campout Offers Community and Positivity

GreenRoots Gathering, a community gathering and campout, will be held June 15 through 16 at Deer Park Camp and Retreat Center, in New Hope.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and running through 5 p.m. Sunday, the weekend is designed as a family-fun event for all ages. Participants can enjoy positive intentions, making new friends, reconnecting with Mother Earth and sharing in uplifting vibes.  Continue reading

Seeing What’s Good – Letter from the Publisher, March 2018

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

Beyond Maria: Coming Together to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico

Luis Mendez and Waleska Sallaberry, the publishers of Natural Awakenings Puerto Rico (PR) edition for the past 15 years, have a simple request: “Please help us rebuild.”

Mendez and Sallaberry are remarkable community leaders, having not only launched what is now PR’s number one health and wellness publication, but also having originated and managed the most important annual health and wellness expo in PR and the Caribbean, created a natural health network of discounted services with more than 1,000 providers and 250,000 members and founded an alternative eco-school to serve PR’s western coast.

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Natural Awakenings BuxMont Celebrates Five Years

na anniversary logoFebruary 2015 marks five years since Natural Awakenings arrived in the healthy living community of Bucks and Montgomery counties. Since then, NA BuxMont has helped countless businesses reach their perfect clients and thousands of readers to stay well versed in leading a healthy and happy life.

To all who have been a part of this community’s continued successes, we thank you. Here’s to many more years!

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Meet Local Food Producers at Buy Local Event

Superior Woodcraft, a custom cabinetmaker in Doylestown, will host a business and community networking event from 5 to 8 p.m., February 26. The evening will include meeting local business owners and reconnecting with familiar faces, with an emphasis on the locavore movement.
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Head, Hands and Heart: A Waldorf Education

by Stephanie Smith

In the River Valley Waldorf School early childhood classrooms, there are no letters, papers and posters on the walls, no jars of pens and pencils. What is most noticeable is diffuse lighting, the welcoming scent of fresh-baked bread, tree branches, wooden tables and chairs, blocks and play kitchens, the pinks and oranges of silk scarves, the off-white of wool rugs, sewing projects made of plant-dyed felt, finger-knitted lengths of yarns, wood play stands and wooden boats that, when flipped over, double as stairs, as pillars, as islands in seas of lava.
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The First National Bank of Newtown Celebrates 150 Years

The year 2014 marks a historic milestone for The First National Bank and Trust Company—150 years. With 12 branches located throughout Bucks County, The First prides itself on focusing exclusively on supporting local towns, businesses and neighbors.

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Free Acupuncture Day Celebration

Free Acupuncture Day Celebration

healthpointacucrgphotoTo celebrate its grand opening, HealthPoint Community Acupuncture, in Lahaska, will give free acupuncture treatments from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., August 10. Established in June, HealthPoint is a community acupuncture clinic dedicated to bringing healthcare to as many people as possible. Continue reading

Letter from the Publisher, August 2013

Recently, I took some time away from my computer to spend with my family. One of the highlights was attending an annual Taiwanese American Conference in Lancaster that my family has been involved with since before I was born. This year I had the pleasure of introducing my own children to this part of my life, which means so much to me, so that they too can share in its greater sense of community.

headshotAs it happened, this year’s event theme was community. It got me thinking about what community means, and I came up with this: a group of people with a sense of cohesiveness, offering camaraderie and a system of support toward a common vested interest. Continue reading