First Fall Holistic and Healing Expo Hosted by Encore Senior Services


This fall, Encore Experiences senior center, in Harleysville, is hosting its first Holistic and Healing Expo, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 8, at 312 Alumni Avenue, in Harleysville. Holistic health and wellness vendors are invited to register for a table at this new community event.

The goal of the expo, says Site and Program Director Patty Roxberry, is to introduce holistic living and wellness avenues to area senior citizens, as well as to the community. Encore Experiences currently offers its members a wide variety of holistic health and wellness services, including tai chi, yoga, acupuncture and massage therapy, and is excited to open its doors to additional services designed to promote overall health and enrich the lives of participants of any age. “Our members enjoy it!” says Roxberry, commenting on the center’s wellness programs and classes.

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KarmaFest Camping Weekend Comes to Pottstown


KarmaFest, a holistic, psychic and yoga festival weekend of camping and fun, returns to Pottstown for the Labor Day weekend, September 1 through 4, at Fellowship Farm. The festival will feature enlightening lectures, meditation, live music, swimming, vegan and vegetarian food, 50 to 75 interesting vendors and a full weekend of yoga. Also available will be special workshops and a children’s program.

KarmaFest was founded by Patricia Hawse in 2005, after she experienced the effects of holistic health firsthand while serving for the Red Cross in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Witnessing the immediate effects of yoga and meditation to relieve tension and increase energy and balance, Hawse vowed to spread the word through a festival—KarmaFest.

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Winter-Ready Skin and Hair: Tips to Take Us Through the Season


by Candy St. Martine-Pack

With colder temperatures and abrasive wind, the winter months can be especially harmful to the skin. For treating chronic skin conditions or just trying to maintain overall health, organic and holistic treatments will leave the skin healthy and nourished.

1. Go organic.
Many over-the-counter products contain harsh chemicals, such as parabens, petroleum, sulfates and fragrances that can damage the skin and overall health. These products, when applied to the skin, are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Using soaps and lotions containing natural and organic ingredients keeps the whole body healthier.

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Become a Holistic Cancer Educator Via Online Course

Susan Silberstein

Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., founder of, is offering Holistic Cancer Educator certification training for health professionals and caregivers through an online, self-directed course. Participants will learn proven holistic, complementary and alternative approaches for cancer, in order to expand their client base, enhance the quality of service and learn practical information that can directly impact patient health.
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Holistic Health Extravaganza in New Egypt

Sample a variety of holistic modalities and meet experienced practitioners at the Holistic Health Extravaganza, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 18, at the American Legion in New Egypt, New Jersey. The event will include plenty of practitioners and crafters in various areas of holistic health.

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Find a Spiritual Community at Inner Light Expo

inner light expo oct13The Inner Light Holistic Center will host its third annual Inner Light Spiritual Holistic Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 2 and 3, at the Sunnybrook Ballroom, in Pottstown. The expo features free lectures all weekend, as well as holistic practitioners such as chiropractors and Reiki practitioners and psychic readers and hypnotherapists.

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Boost Your Immunity, Boost Your Business

dr warnerDr. Wendy Warner, a board certified holistic physician and obstetrician/gynecologist, is co-author of Boosting your Immunity for Dummies. The nationally known lecturer and teacher of integrative medicine will provide expert advice on how to harness the power of your immune system from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., June 6, at the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce (LBCCC), in Fairless Hills. Continue reading