Letter from the Publisher, February 2016

Hello, fellow February dwellers! It’s that time when temperatures drop to shudder-worthy lows and “wintry mix” coats the streets. It’s spectacular snow days, snowman-making and ice skating—not to mention shoveling, salting, skidding, and shivering!

It’s a time to go inside, literally and metaphorically, to retreat to the cozy corners of our couches and desks and hibernate with our thoughts, ideas and dreams. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, winter is associated with the element of water. To contain our energy within ourselves is to stand in the energy of the Water element.

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Open Wide and Say Spaaaa

Not Your Grandma’s Dentist

by Elisa Smith

 

Beth Skovron 1“Progressive dentistry in a relaxing setting” is how Beth Skovron, D.D.S., defines her Heritage Dental practice. She and her staff perform state-of-the-art dentistry in a spa atmosphere to put even the most dental-phobic patients at ease while restoring and maintaining optimal oral health.
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Greenshire Welcomes Psychologist and Speaker Dr. Laurane McGlynn

Laurane McGlynn NBGreenshire Arts Consortium will host licensed clinical psychologist and acclaimed speaker Dr. Laurane McGlynn in a meet and greet from 6 to 8 p.m., February 18. McGlynn will discuss her work with holotropic breathwork and other holistic services.
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Power Up for Winter! A Lymphatic Wellness Workshop

barbara meza NBBarbara Meza, of Conscius Vita, will present Power Up for Winter! A Lymphatic Wellness Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m., February 28, at Conscius Vita, located at 33 South Delaware Avenue, Suite 201, in Yardley.

Participants in this afternoon session will learn easy ways to improve lymphatic circulation, strengthen the immune system and improve functionality of the mucous membranes throughout the winter months.
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Self-Care for the Sake of Social Connection

by Christine Tentilucci

Self-CareRelationships take work. Carve out time for socializing with friends. Schedule a date night. How many times have we heard these phrases, and dozens of others like them, as advice about how to cultivate strong relationships? They certainly are valuable suggestions that contribute to fulfilling our social needs and our needs for intimate connections, but they all leave out one common denominator: taking care of ourselves. Perhaps a precursor to these suggestions would be, Take care of yourself so you can bring your best self to your relationships.
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Winter Wellness

by Barbara Meza

Winter WellnessWinter is in full swing and many of us are choosing to stay indoors where it is warm and cozy, with little daily physical activity. When we do venture outdoors, we are bundled up in coats and scarves, muscles tensed against the cold, our bodies showing little of the swinging arms and looser gait of summer.
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Your Mouth Speaks Volumes

Local Dentists on the Cutting Edge of Oral Health

by Elisa Smith

Your Mouth Speaks VolumesThe eyes may be considered the window to the soul, but functional dentists believe the mouth is the gateway to overall health, with repercussions extending well beyond a beautiful smile.

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Alpha Center Celebrates 20 Years with Free Family-Friendly Celebration at Central Bucks YMCA

Alpha Center NBThe Doylestown-based Alpha Resource Center for Divorce Mediation will host a free community event from 2 to 4 p.m., February 27, at the Central Bucks YMCA Teen Center. The day’s festivities will include refreshments, games and live acoustic music from local alt-folk-bluegrass band High Hearts. The event celebrates Alpha Center’s 20 years serving families in transition with its trademarked, seven-step divorce mediation program.
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River Valley Waldorf Hosts Annual All-School Open House

River Valley NBRiver Valley Waldorf School invites parents to discover the unique features of Waldorf education in its annual All-School Open House, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 5. This is an adults-only event, and childcare will be provided for those who need it.
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Ballroom Balance

by Justine Kawas

Ballroom BalanceSamba, foxtrot, tango, paso doble—thanks in large part to the decade-long popularity of TV’s Dancing with the Stars, these and other dance styles are familiar to many of us. What many may not know, however, is that these dances, from the formally elegant to the energetic Latin, all fall under the category of ballroom dance.
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JourneyDance: A Conversation with Kelly Thomke

Kelly ThomkeWhat was your first experience with JourneyDance?

I was a stay-at-home mom who, like many others, tended to put the needs of the family before my own. But I saw JourneyDance in a Kripalu catalog, and it called to me. I drove up to Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and took a weeklong training of this movement called JourneyDance with Toni Bergins.
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