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Americans who see a chiropractor for back pain each year, it won’t surprise you to learn that chiropractors are the highest-rated healthcare practitioners sought for low back pain treatment, above even physical therapists, specialists and primary care physicians. A battery of recent studies confirm the efficacy of chiropractic care for low back pain: in 2017, the American College of Physicians released updated low back pain guidelines that recommend first using non-drug treatments, such as spinal manipulation, for acute and chronic low back pain. Another study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2017, also supports the use of spinal manipulative therapy as a first line treatment for acute low back pain. What is perhaps less widely known is that many chiropractors are also multi-faceted holistic healers with broad-based expertise in disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and beyond. Long before “organic” and “yoga” were household words, these chiropractic practitioners have been community health advocates at the cutting edge of natural health promotion and disease prevention. For some, that has meant specializing in a particular condition, issue or type of patient. For others, a comprehensive approach including strength and flexibility exercises, nutritional and dietary programs, fitness protocols, massage, stress-reduction and energy work may all be considered integral to a holistic treatment care plan. The role of chiropractors in public health is even more critical today. With the rates of chronic disease at record highs, the opioid epidemic, the increasing cost of health insurance and prescription drugs and the risks associated with taking multiple prescriptions, the value of cost-effective, non-drug, lifestyle-based treatment options is incalculable. We’re glad to have you with us this month as we profile BuxMont’s most inspiring, integrative chiropractors and learn what motivates their approach to health and healing. Together we are “Making the Awakening” in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

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o celebrate the opening of its new facility, Montgomery Integrative Health Group (MIHG) will host Be Your Best Fest, a community open house event, from 1 to 4 p.m., October 15, at its Wyndmoor location. The day will kick off with a complimentary yoga class at noon (participants should bring their own mat) and will include a tour of the facility, which has been beautifully renovated and is located inside a historic schoolhouse. Attendees will meet MIHG’s team of functional medicine practitioners and health/ life coaches, and they can browse the essential oils, jewelry and other offerings for body, mind and soul. Light, healthy fare will be provided. Heidi Wittels, M.D., founded the practice in 2015 with the vision of providing “whole-person” clinical care. Daila Pravs, M.D., joined the practice this year and brings over a decade of family medicine experience, which she blends with her integrative medicine training. MIHG also hosts an array of complementary providers offering support services in areas such as lyme disease, nutrition and lifestyle coaching, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic care, laser therapy, infusion therapies and genetic support. Their comprehensive set of services, as well as yoga classes, educational opportunities and community meetups, are accessible to all patients that become members of the center. The practice is proud and excited to introduce itself to Springfield Township and surrounding communities. “Come and get to know us!” enthuses Practice Manager and Health and Corporate Wellness Coach Donna Butler. “If you have been looking for an integrative health provider, or just want to see what we are all about, this is a great way to learn more about MIHG’s practice and its specialties.” Location: 1108 E. Willow Grove Ave., Wyndmoor. For more information, contact Donna Butler at 215-233-6226, ext. 107, or visit MontgomeryIntegrativeHealth. com. See ad, page 3.

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Pansy Robert Llewellyn Cover photographer Robert Llewellyn first started photographing trees for a book project with garden writer Nancy Ross Hugo, a collaboration that changed the course of his career. “I had always thought of trees as objects in the composition of a photo, not something alive and connected to everything in the ecosystem,” says Llewellyn. “Now I approach trees like I’m meeting someone new. I want to know how they live.” Llewellyn has photographed many artful designs of the plant kingdom in more than 30 books, including Trees Up Close, Seeing Seeds and Seeing Flowers. His latest work is The Living Forest: A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods. Through his lush, hyperrealistic close-ups of the natural world, Llewellyn seeks to inspire others to approach flowers, seeds and other forms of plant life with wonder, curiosity and appreciation. He lives with his wife in leafy Albemarle County, Virginia, surrounded by a living library of millions of trees. See page 34 for this month’s featured interview with Llewellyn, and learn more at RobertLlewellyn.com.

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eavers Way Ambler will celebrate its grand opening weekend from October 27 through 29. The new, communityowned grocery store features a café seating area, a full-service butcher, a large bulk department and a vast selection of prepared foods that includes roasted chickens, house-made soups, a hot bar, salad bar and made-to-order sandwiches. The store’s 10,000 square feet also houses departments for health, beauty and pet supplies. More than 7,000 member households, including about 800 from the Ambler area, shop at and jointly own the Weavers Way Co-op stores, which are open to members and non-members alike. Its focus is on local and organic foods, but a variety of conventional items are also available. When individuals shop at Weavers Way, they are supporting local farmers, producers and community organizations. Weavers Way Co-op locations in the Philadelphia area offer a friendly shopping environment and reasonably priced, high-quality products that are local, sustainable, organic, fairly traded and healthful. Location: 217 E. Butler Ave., Ambler. For more information, visit WeaversWay.coop. See ad, page 16.

Grand Opening Event for Holy Redeemer Holistic Care

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oly Redeemer Holistic Care will hold an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. on October 4 to announce their grand opening in Bensalem. Attendees will have the chance to meet L-R, Brenda Sonnie-Goldman, therapists Merle Eskowitz, Susan Shaw, Merle Eskowitz Susan Shaw and Brenda Sonnie-Goldman as they share their offerings and conduct mini-healing sessions and demonstrations of their services. The event will include healthy, light fare and raffle prizes, and attendance is free. Eskowitz is a healthy lifestyle coach and stress management specialist with more than two decades of experience in holistic wellness. She is particularly interested in how we can use the mind and emotions to manage stress and create wellbeing. Shaw is a massage therapist specializing in organic spa services, and Sonnie-Goldman specializes in balancing the lymphatic system. Location: 3300 Tillman Dr., 1st Fl., at the Rothman Specialty Hospital, Bensalem. For more information and to register, call or text Susan Shaw at 267-237-5536.


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u You Skin Care and Wellness Centers will host an open house event to celebrate the opening of Nu You Well Med in its Rittenhouse Square location from noon to 4 p.m., October 7, at 1601 Walnut Street, Suite 1523, Philadelphia. This free event will feature specials on products and services, demonstrations and giveaways. Nu You emphasizes customized skin care at the intersection of science and nature. Its highly trained aestheticians combine organic products with cutting-edge infusions, facials and other holistic treatments that are personalized for each client’s unique needs at the time of the visit. “The change of seasons is an important time to assess what the summer had done to the skin,” says Nu You owner and master esthetician Gerry Christopher, LE, COE. “The shift from air conditioning to heat can also dry out or stress the skin. We take a proactive and holistic approach with our clients to give the skin what it needs as those needs shift throughout the year.” Nu You Well Med will be the third of Christopher’s locations, joining Nu You Skin Care, in Ambler, and Nu You Wellness Center, in Langhorne. Nu You Well Med, Philadelphia: 215-847-5659. Nu You Skin Care, Ambler: 7 S. Ridge Ave., 215-847-5659. Nu You Wellness Center, Langhorne: 102 Corporate Dr. E., 215-847-5659. For more information, visit NuYouSkinCare.com. See ad, page 28.

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uthor, psychic and energetic healer Elizabeth Joyce is offering her Spiritual Intensive workshop, from 1 to 5 p.m., October 7 and 8. She will also be Elizabeth Joyce organizing a Fall Psychic Fair, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 4 and 5. Both events take place at the James Lorah House, 132 North Main Street, Doylestown. The Spiritual Intensive workshop is based on Joyce’s two books, Seeding and Nurturing the Garden of Your Soul: Walking the Middle Road and The NEW Spiritual Chakras: and How To Work With Them. Attendees will be taught to work with their spiritual gifts, apply the new spiritual chakras and manifest their Soul Purpose while experiencing deep meditation that allows movement beyond boundaries with one’s Universal Body. The Fall Psychic Fair benefits Bucks County charities and offers attendees different forms of massage and bodywork, including reiki and vibrational healing. Lectures are scheduled every hour beginning at noon, as well as opportunities to receive readings from several local and guest psychics, including Frank St. James of Psychic Detectives and Celeste Oliver, a descendant of the founders of modern spiritualism, the Fox sisters. “Feel good about yourself and learn how to transform your life with the many holistic services available,” says Joyce. “Meet others in your community and network!” Cost: Workshop: $100/day, $180/both days; Fair: $5 donation, $7 lunch, all services extra, free parking. For more information and to register, call 215-9960646, email Elizabeth_Joyce@verizon. net or visit New-Visions.com. See ads, pages 4 and 11.


GSL Organics Hosts Anniversary Open House

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kincare line GSL Organics, in Lansdale, invites the public to its boutique shop on Main Street to celebrate its Anniversary Open House event, from 6 to 8 p.m., October 21. Owner Candy St. Martine-Pack is excited to treat visitors to an evening of music, food, cake, giveaways and more. GSL Organics is never tested on animals and all of its products are paraben-, SLS-, gluten- and petroleum-free, as well as vegan and vegetarian friendly and safe for all ages and skin issues. The product label name, which is short for its business name, Green Street Luxuries, originated when St. Martine-Pack began researching ancient skincare ingredients to heal her own family’s needs over 25 years ago. At the request of many people, she became an official business in 2009 and her products are now sold in nine countries and in all 50 states. Location: 308 W. Main St., Lansdale. For more information and to RSVP by October 15, call 267-879-1554, email Candy@GreenStreetLux.com or visit GslOrganics.org/ calendar.html. See ad, page 23.

Advocacy for a Cleaner Earth Fall Lecture Series at Bucks County Audubon Society

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ucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) presents a monthly “Advocacy for a Cleaner Earth” lecture series this fall. Each free lecture features environmental professionals speaking on a range of topics as they relate to local, environmental issues, including gas, water, soil and wildlife. All lectures are open to the public and held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Delaware Valley University Life Science building. Maya van Rossum of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network spoke in September about pipelines and their impact on clean water. Ron Moule of the Carversville Farm Foundation will speak on October 11. Richard Meyers, former director of the Eastern Pennsylvania Sierra Club, will speak on November 8. BCAS is an environmental education center whose mission is to educate people about the natural world with an emphasis on conservation, including the protection of birds, other wildlife and their habitats. Location: 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown. For more information, call 215-297-5880 or visit BCAS.org.

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The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its largest fundraiser of the year, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, this fall, with the Delaware Valley chapter’s Philadelphia event taking place on November 11 at Citizens Bank Park. Check-in is at 9:30 a.m., with a pre-walk program at 10:45 a.m., followed by the two-mile walk at 11 a.m. This is part of the world’s largest annual event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care and support. The walk, presented by Genesis HealthCare and WTXFTV/FOX 29, will feature live music and entertainment and dozens of sponsor tables loaded with promotional giveaways. “Our chapter, which provides local programs and services to more than 294,000 people in the Delaware Valley region that are affected by Alzheimer’s or a related disorder and their families, hopes to raise 1.7 million dollars at this year’s walk,” says Kathryn DiSalvo, senior director of special events. “We encourage everyone to sign up and join the fight to realize Alzheimer’s first survivor.”

atural Awakenings magazine is sporting a new look. After being unveiled in Florida’s Collier/ Lee edition that serves Naples and Fort Myers—the first of a family of magazines that has grown to encompass 85 U.S. cities, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic—in July, the new logo and INSPIRING FERMENTED cover design will appear in all FOODS SEEING CHIROS editions starting in October. TREES Other design elements are expected to be refreshed in the near future to align with the evolution of the national content already underway. The plans were announced at the Natural Awakenings’ Publishers Conference in Orlando in May. “We’ve kept up with new, cutting-edge trends and developments in all areas of sustainable, healthy living through the years, so it’s only natural for our look to also evolve,” says Sharon Bruckman, CEO and founder of Natural Awakenings Publishing Corporation. “The new cover format enables us to highlight more of the content offered inside the issue. The changes also reflect the success of our mission in supporting the presence and growth of the natural living movement to the point where it’s beneficially influencing mainstream media content.” Launched by Bruckman with a single magazine in 1994, Natural Awakenings is now one of the largest, free, local, healthy lifestyle publications worldwide, serving approximately 3.5 million readers.

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HeartWell House Offers Yoga Workshops in Frenchtown this Fall

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ohn Muraco, registered art therapist, registered yoga teacher and founder of HeartWell House Expressive Therapies, in Doylestown, will lead two yoga workshops designed for beginners this fall at Yoga Loka, in Frenchtown, New Jersey. “Radiating Yoga & Deep Relaxation Soundscape” will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m., October 14, and is Kundalini-inspired to recharge the body and spirit as attendees move freely to drumming and awakening sounds, learn simple breathing and stretching strategies and relax to the sounds of soothing bells, chimes, crystal John Muraco alchemy singing bowls and the gong. “Facing Adversity with Strength and Courage” will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., November 18, and includes simple stretches that soften areas of tension within the body, as well as the practice of a mantra and meditation, ending with a deeply relaxing sound meditation. HeartWell House combines art therapy, holistic health and yoga and offers customized and individualized therapy programs that connect people to what inspires them, creating sustainable physical and emotional health. It recently opened a new boutique and therapy room in downtown Doylestown. Cost: October 14, $45; November 18, $35. Location: 23 Race St., Frenchtown, NJ. For more information, call John Muraco at 267-733-7261 or visit HeartWellHouse. com. See ad, page 9.

Bucks County Health and Wellness Expo Returns to the Oxford Valley Mall

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kudos Beth Allyn Herman, a board-certified psychotherapist since 2007, has been invited to apprentice at The Wellness Institute at The Cleveland Clinic. Herman is in the Beth Allyn process of being Herman certified in the Advanced Internship in Hypnotherapy program, where she will become certified to facilitate Heart-Centered Breath Therapy, Energetic Psychodrama and other advanced therapeutic techniques for working with groups and individuals using a hypnotherapeutic approach. Beth Herman Counseling location: The Farm at Doylestown, 605 Farm Ln. For more information, call 215-348-8900 or visit BethHermanCounseling.com. See ad, page 18.

he fall Bucks County Health and Wellness Expo is being held at the Oxford Valley Mall from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 20 and 21, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 22. Mall-goers and expo attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with local physicians and dentists, fitness and wellness professionals and holistic health practitioners to learn about their unique offerings. Event sponsors include Natural Awakenings of Bucks and Montgomery County, PURE and Kaaya Medical Spa. The event is the brainchild of chiropractor Brian Matson and Kru Roger, who owns Mercer Bucks Muay Thai training center. The intention of the events is to provide an opportunity for local health and wellness practitioners to create personal relationships with people in the community and forge new business relationships based on those one-on-one connections. “The first day in the Health and Wellness Expo, we not only had business leads but appointments scheduled and newcomers in our group classes; the return was immediate,” shares Marty McLoughlin, owner of Extreme Fitness Personal Training, in Fallsington, and a past expo presenter.

Laurie Van Valkenburgh, owner of Shiatsu Shin Tai Bodywork Therapies, 6064 Mountain Road, in New Hope, is expanding to a second location at 800 West State Street, Suite 103, in Laurie Van Doylestown. Valkenburgh Van Valkenburgh uses a multi-modality approach, specializing in shiatsu shin tai bodywork, muscle energy, fascial, cranial and central channel release techniques to allow free-flowing spinal alignment and promote life force energy.

Location: Oxford Valley Mall, 2300 E. Lincoln Hwy., Langhorne. Table rates start at $150 a day, $300 for the weekend. For more information about vendor opportunities, call event coordinator Kru Roger at 267-847-8661, email HealthAndWellness Expos2017@gmail.com or visit HealthAndWellnessExposUSA.com.

For more information, call 267-5666056, email Lavabigail@gmail.com or visit ShiatsuBodyworkTherapies.com. See listing, page 48.

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esveratrol is a natural substance found in grapes, peanuts, blueberries and other foods that’s known for its heartprotective nature. Researchers believe it may also help promote eye health, including prevention of glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration, but not much is known about its presence in the eyes. Scientists from Tongji Medical College, in China, set out to measure the concentration of trans-resveratrol in the eyes after oral supplementation. Three daily doses of Longevinex, an oral trans-resveratrol-based capsule supplement, was administered to 35 adults prior to eye surgery on one of their eyes, and tissue samples of the conjunctiva, aqueous humor and vitreous humor were taken. Researchers measured the tissues for resveratrol concentration to determine how much of the supplement penetrated the eyes. Resveratrol metabolites were detected in the conjunctiva of 25 of the eyes, indicating that the beneficial substance does pass through the brain.

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esearchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, followed 108,630 U.S. women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study between 2000 and 2008, comparing their mortality rates with the amount of vegetation around their homes. The researchers also accounted for related risk factors such as age, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and smoking behaviors. They concluded that subjects living in the greenest areas had a 12 percent lower mortality rate than those living in the least lush areas during the study period.

Music Soothes Pain after Surgery

esearchers from the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, in New York City, studied the impact of music therapy on 60 patients that had undergone spinal fusion surgery. Half received a 30-minute music therapy session, along with standard postoperative care, within 72 hours of surgery. The other half received only standard care. The scientists used the visual analog scale to measure pain before and after music therapy in both groups concurrently. The patients receiving music therapy experienced average pain level reductions from 6.2 to 5.09, while the control group averaged slight increases in pain, from 5.2 to 5.87. “The degree of change in the music group is notable for having been achieved by non-pharmacologic means, with little chance of adverse effects,” explains Center Director and study co-author Joanne Loewy. “Pain is subjective and personal, and warrants an individualized approach to care. Certified, licensed music therapists can tailor treatment to each patient’s musical preferences and address their pain level.” 14

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leven counties in New York instituted restrictions on trans fatty acids in restaurants in 2007. Researchers from Yale University School of Medicine used data from the New York State Department of Health statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System and U.S. Census population estimates to determine the impact of these restrictions on the health of the community; they compared the 11 counties that had the restrictions to 25 counties without them. The scientists concluded that hospital heart attack admissions were significantly lower for the 11 counties with the restrictions.

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Wind turbines make cleaner energy, but are dangerous to birds and bats. According to a study in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, approximately 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats are killed annually by wind turbines, which are providing increased wind power capacity nationwide. At one solar power plant in California, an estimated 3,500 birds died in just the plant’s first year of operation. What would help most is offshore turbines and knowledge about migration routes. The safest place for wind turbines is in the ocean, because songbirds and bats don’t migrate over such waters. On land, many songbirds fly at night and can’t see the wind turbines until it’s too late. Once they’ve discovered the unsafe area, they avoid it. Because migration routes are based on availability of food, water and resting areas, birds are forced to fly around the turbines, adding miles to their trip and the burning of more calories. Estimates of just how many bats are dying each year range from the tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands. Radar installations help to keep bats away from the deadly blades. Other remedies include slowing the blades at night to reduce collisions, which has proved to reduce overall wildlife deaths by 73 percent. In 2016 the American Wind Energy Association announced voluntary guidelines to halt turbines during low wind speeds, when bats are most active, to reduce bat fatalities by 30 percent. With two more industry changes, bat fatalities could drop 90 percent: feathering, or turning the blades parallel to the wind so the turbines don’t rotate; and higher cut-in speeds so they don’t rotate in light winds. Take action at NationOfChange.org/petitions/protect-bats-lethal-wind-turbines.

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A collaborative study published in the journal Pediatrics concludes that toddlers under the age of 2 are more likely to eat French fries than vegetables on any given day; one in four 6-to-11-month-olds and one in five 1-year-olds consumed no vegetables at all. This concerning downward trend began more than a decade ago. The percentage of babies and toddlers eating canned or frozen fruits and vegetables declined by 10 percent between 2005 and 2012, and the consumption of dark, leafy greens among those under 2 has halved since 2005. Dr. Annemarie Stroustrup, an associate professor with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, in New York City, says, “You often have to offer a new food to a toddler up to 10 times before they will eat it.”

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t Synergy Mind Body Soul Wellness, in Levittown, personalized, appointmentonly sessions include tuning fork therapy, vibration, sound, crystals, aromatherapy, colored lighting with targeted reflexology and reiki, with the intention of balancing chakras, cleansing the aura and bringing optimal wellness to the various energy fields of the body. “It is our calling to serve, and it is in service we receive,” says owner Nicole Culver. “Just prior to your session, always set intention to receive the highest benefit of wellness available. Don’t overthink what the benefit will be; just relax and allow.” After working as a licensed practical nurse for 20 years, Culver embarked on a spiritual journey and is now a practitioner of tuning fork therapy, reiki, crystal stone wellness, a manifesting and meditation guide, an ordained minister by the Universal Life Church and a licensed certified angel card reader with medium abilities. “I will continue to incorporate additional holistic wellness modalities into practice during Synergy sessions, such as reflexology and pranic healing,” says Culver. “If you’re interested in a session but not quite sure, call and arrange to stop by for a cup of tea and ask any questions about how a session works... even get a short demo.” Sessions are approximately one hour. New clients receive a free, 15-minute session with follow-up within two weeks, either in person, via Skype or by phone. For more information, call 973-580-2353, email Synergy MBSWellness@gmail.com or visit SynergyMBSWellness.com. See listing, page 47.

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Deeper Connection to Self and Community at Empowered Light Holistic Expo

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his fall’s Empowered Light Holistic Expo is just around the corner, running from 5 to 9 p.m., October 27, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 28 and 29, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, in Oaks. Plenty of free parking is available. The expo’s focus is on holistic lifestyles, spiritual classes and personal development. “Most people feel stressed and distracted, and are looking for more connection and answers,” says the expo’s founder, Sue Greenwald. “They need healthier ways to handle the increasing stress they’re facing. The expo offers connection with new friends, new ideas and, most of all, a community where people feel supported in a fun way.” Empowered Light seeks to engage attendees through experiential types of classes, like yoga, meditation and sound healing, or mini-treatments, such as reiki and massage. Attendees can choose from over 50 workshops

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and lectures over the course of the weekend, all designed with the goal of enlightening and empowering, as well as encouraging participation. Most workshops and lectures are included with general admission tickets, with advance sale discounted tickets for the featured speakers. Renowned Gaia TV host and intuitive Corey Goode is a featured speaker, as is author John Van Auken, director of the Edgar Cayce Foundation. Professor Semir “Dr. Sam” Osmanagich, who discovered the Bosnian Pyramids, will be presenting, as will Ataana, author and energy healer from Nashville. Other scheduled speakers include psychic mediums, published authors and experts on a variety of healthrelated and spiritual development topics, including developing one’s intuition. Guests will be able to linger and shop in between workshops and talks with more than 150 holistic vendors. “Our vendor halls will host a variety of

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Author and energy healer Ataana natural products and holistic merchandise like crystals, clothing or locally made jewelry,” explains Greenwald. “They can also try healing treatments, and many people come for psychic and intuitive readings to help guide them. Everyone will have an opportunity to get what they need out of the expo— connection, information, contacts, new experiences… it’s different for everyone. The expo is a fun and healing environment where the community can explore and connect.” In keeping with its mission to promote healthy living in a healthy planet and engage with the community, Natural Awakenings magazines from Bucks and Montgomery counties, Philadelphia, Chester and Delaware counties, Berks and Lancaster counties and Lehigh Valley are proud to be this event’s media sponsors. Natural Awakenings BuxMont publisher Karen G. Meshkov offers, “One of the most powerful ways we have to create transformation is when we are together, in community.” Cost: General admission tickets, $7.50 to $27. For more information, visit EmpoweredLight.com, call 484-4593082 or email EmpoweredLightExpo@ gmail.com. See ad, page 2.


Prescription for Beauty Bonnie McKinley, D.O., Discusses Regenerative Medicine and Aesthetics

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r. Bonnie McKinley is the founder of Star Advanced Medicine, in Furlong, which offers non-surgical, regenerative orthopedic services alongside regenerative aesthetics.

How do you define regenerative medicine, and how are you using it in your practice? Regenerative medicine is the regrowing and repairing of injured tissue. Typically, we use proliferative solutions, or the body’s own stem cells or platelets injected into the damaged area, using non-invasive techniques. We offer the Vampire aesthetics procedures, which can be used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars and even female sexual dysfunction and incontinence.

Why did you pursue a practice in regenerative medicine?

Being certified in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, in conjunction with having an affiliation with Bluetail Medical Group—who are innovators in the field and use research-based methods of treatment—has prepared me to use regenerative treatments for musculoskeletal injuries. Because of the high safety profile and increased number of people that I could help, I became a certified aesthetic provider as well. I found these treatments to be incredible and underused in medicine. This field is rapidly growing and I believe it’s going to change the way medicine is practiced in the future.

In layman’s terms, what is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma. The process involves drawing blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge, and concentrated platelets are removed and prepared for injection into desired areas. Platelets release growth factors that increase collagen and renew blood flow, healing damaged tissue and rejuvenating skin.

What should people understand about what you do and what are some common misconceptions?

In many cases, these safe, effective treatments are viable alternatives to surgical procedures. However, there are some underlying ailments or comorbid conditions that may affect the way a patient responds to regenerative procedures. I evaluate each patient carefully to determine if PRP/stem cell treatments are a viable option. A common misconception is that the stem cells we use are taken from human embryos. The stem cells primarily used in the regenerative medicine field come from one’s own body, bone marrow or fat aspirate. There are companies that manufacture products that promote healing which are derived from cord blood as well as amniotic fluid; however, in these cases, the products are donated by mothers, and no one is harmed in the donation process. Another misconception is that stem cells are illegal. Outside of stem cell manipulation, they are completely legal. Some misconceptions come from recent FDA scrutinization; however,

stem cell research is at the forefront of medical research.

How are stem cells used in aesthetics, and how does this differ from fillers and peels that dermatologists and plastic surgeons use?

In aesthetics, PRP is used to “signal” stem cells to migrate to the injection area, unlike orthopedic procedures, where bone marrow and fat grafting is used to regrow injured tissue. Using PRP in aesthetics is enough to create beautiful results. Unlike plastic surgery, it’s completely non-invasive. I am unaware of any major permanent side effects caused by an aesthetic PRP procedure. If you have a skilled injector, non-permanent fillers are generally very safe. When doing the Vampire facelift procedure, I use a filler to sculpt the face, if indicated, in addition to PRP to improve collagen production and skin tone.

What are ways that people can afford regenerative procedures?

We currently offer Care Credit and payment plans, depending on the patient’s financial situation. We’re also in the process of starting a loyalty program. We are more than happy to work with our patients so they can afford these safe and effective treatment options. Location: 2325 Heritage Center Dr., Ste. 315, Furlong. For more information, call 267-544-0664 or visit StarAdvanced Med.com. See ad, page 11.

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Who Am I? Where Am I? What Am I Doing Here? Author, Community Leader Tony Kenton’s Metaphysical Journey by Sheila Julson

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ennsylvania native Anthony “Tony” Kenton was never one to accept simple explanations to questions about life and human existence. During his formative years, he explored beyond the status quo, and his quest to dig deeper into the enigmas of our world led him to metaphysics—a philosophy that explores the fundamental nature of reality. “Unfortunately, our society and culture do not provide all the answers to life and our physical reality,” Kenton observes. “To understand life, we must first understand that man is spirit experiencing a human, physical life.” Metaphysical practices maintain a central role in Kenton’s everyday life. He was president of the New Hope Channelers Support Group (now known as New Hope Metaphysical Society) and, in 1999, he co-founded the Society for

Metaphysical Enlightenment (SME) with Rose Moyer, a gifted medium. SME promotes metaphysics in eastern Pennsylvania and networks with other like-minded groups and organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Over the years, the study of metaphysics has grown to encompass astrology, meditation, self-help, psychic abilities, numerology and other holistic practices. “There are a lot of ways to help the physical body and mind exist in this physical realm, and these disciplines all help in life’s journey and growth,” Kenton says. Through SME, Kenton leads a board of six directors to organize expos and events. Its annual fall event, Spiritfest, takes place this year from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 28, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 29. SME also hosts the Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair each

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June. Proceeds from both events benefit charities and interfaith churches. “One of our strong suits is the quality of our speakers,” Kenton says of the expos. “We try to line up the most interesting and challenging speakers that we can get.” High profile lecturers have recently included psychic and author Elizabeth Joyce, numerologist Jack Toffler and Greek clairvoyant Thalia Alexiou. Kenton believes metaphysical concepts can help others realize that, although negativity can divide the nation and the world, people will inevitably come together. He cites rescue efforts after hurricanes Harvey and Irma as recent examples of how people can work together for good, even in bad situations. Kenton’s book, Who Am I? Where Am I? What Am I Doing Here?, can be read on the SME website. His forthcoming book works with the premise that we are all one, and that the universe exists mentally first and is then manifested into tangible reality. “We’re in a physical reality, which is also a duality, so, we are closer to one another than people realize,” Kenton says, adding, “There’s always going to be an element of greed and self-indulgence, but I think we’re on the right track.”

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Choosing a Chiropractor How to Find the Best One by Marlaina Donato

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hiropractic medicine is known for its non-surgical approach to chronic pain and other musculoskeletal conditions, but also has much more to offer. However, finding the right doctor can be as daunting as shopping for a comfortable pair of shoes. Here, three reputable practitioners talk about securing individualized care and getting the most out of chiropractic.

Address Specific Needs

Clarifying the desired outcome is helpful, because some clients are just looking for a quick fix to reduce pain, while others may be seeking overall better health, lasting wellness and an improved quality of life. “Due to insurance issues, we’ve become known as pain doctors, but that’s not the full extent of chiropractic,” explains Dr. Michelle Robin, owner of Your Wellness Connection and the educational DrMichelleRobin.com website, in Shawnee, Kansas. “Also, you can see more than one chiropractor, as each has their own strength.” Dr. Michael Aho, of Crosstown Chiropractic, in Chicago, agrees. “Chiropractic care encompasses many

styles, so one of the biggest variables is the type of treatment the doctor uses. Most offices commonly treat neck, mid-back and low back pain. If you have a specific shoulder, knee or foot problem, you may want to find a doctor that frequently treats those issues. If you are pregnant, choose a chiropractor that has experience working with pregnant women.” “There are more than 140 different chiropractic techniques. Some are light touch, while others are aggressive. Some are hands-on and some use instruments for adjusting. It’s important that the doctor’s approach resonates with your nature,” advises Dr. Jackie St.Cyr of the Innate Chiropractic Healing Arts Center, in Houston. Robin advises that sitting in a doctor’s reception room to just observe and trusting our intuition is helpful before moving forward with a consultation.

Ask Questions

First, find out if a chiropractor has embraced either a conventional medical or holistic model, and then delve more deeply to find the right approach and level of care. “Ask how long a doctor

has practiced and their governing philosophy. Do they treat the full spine or focus on the point of pain, and what range of techniques do they apply? You want them to know your spine before they adjust it; make sure they conduct a new patient exam,” suggests St.Cyr. An exam may include a thermography scan and X-rays. Helpful questions include what to expect during the initial visit, recommended frequency of treatment, the desired doctor’s office hours and how treatment might benefit a particular condition. Because most chiropractic offices offer compatible treatments, also ask about complementary modalities such as acupuncture, massage therapy, heat therapy, and interferential current therapy using minute electrical pulses for deep tissue pain relief.

Be Consistent

“You shouldn’t expect instant results,” says Aho. “You’ll benefit the most if you don’t wait too long after first experiencing symptoms of a problem before starting treatment, and are consistent with your treatment.” Being proactive can foster good results. St.Cyr concurs, stating, “When patients follow their chiropractor’s recommended routine of regular corrective care, they get the best results. Be consistent with visits and do your customized spinal exercises; they’ve been proven to work.” Robin expounds that not following through with homecare is a common pitfall for patients. “Like dental care, you always need to do something for your spine every day, be it stretching, other exercise or good nutrition.” She notes that everyone’s response to chiropractic is different. “Be realistic. If you’ve experienced injuries or accidents, it will take longer, and your healing might look different from that of someone else that is free of injuries and follows a healthier diet. Sometimes people give up on chiropractic instead of finding a chiropractor that is good for them. You wouldn’t give up going to the dentist, and the same should apply to chiropractic care.” Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at MarlainaDonato.com.

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Inspired Chiropractic with Andrew Persky

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ndrew Persky, DC, founder of LifeAligned Upper Cervical Chiropractic, has a unique background that shows the promising results that are possible when engineering meets chiropractic.

When and why did you go into such a specialized field as upper cervical chiropractic?

I came to chiropractic later in life than many doctors. I had a 20-year background in computer-based image analysis and robotics, worked for the world’s leading developer of this technology, and was awarded a patent for my method of determining the orientation of three-dimensional (3D) objects based on two-dimensional (2D) images. I always wanted to be a doctor, though, and my passion for helping peosavedover the years. When ple didn’t diminish themy opportunity presented husband’s life; heitself has for me to in thehealth healingunder arts, I took the leap. been train in good Dr. MeshIn chiropractic there is nothing more ’s care for 20 years now powerful or potentially life-changing than restoring proper alignment of the joint between the head and neck, also known as the upper cervical region. And yet,

very few chiropractors choose to do this work because it requires a lot of specialized equipment and training. But for me it feels like I’ve found my true calling: Upper cervical work involves determining the three-dimensional orientation of the head and its alignment with the first bone in the neck, C1, based on 2D imaging. It is the perfect marriage of my expertise and a skill that can make a huge difference in the lives of people in chronic pain.

How do your treatments differ from traditional chiropractic?

It’s completely different. I use a precisely aligned 2D digital x-ray system and computer software to determine if a patient’s head is improperly aligned with the top of their neck and to calculate exactly how to fix it. There is no guesswork. The treatment itself doesn’t involve any twisting or cracking of the neck and can be literally life-changing—there’s a lot of anatomy up there, including the brain, brain stem and the origin of every major nerve of the central nervous system, all of which can be affected if a person has a misaligned head.

Who do you see as your typical patient?

My patients often have lived years, sometimes decades, with headaches, dizziness, neck pain, brain fog, spinal pain or some type of neuropathy. There are so many people living every day on opioids and other drugs. I feel driven to help those people, and to share the message that for many of them a safe, gentle alternative is available. Location: 1432 Easton Rd., Ste. 4A, Warrington. For more information, call 215-491-4200 or visit LifeAlignedHealth. com. Search “Dr. Andrew Persky” on Facebook or YouTube to view a personal video. See ad, page 12.

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Inspired Chiropractic with Jeffrey Griffin

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effrey Griffin, DC, is the founder of the Center for Natural Healing, in Doylestown, and has been practicing chiropractic for more than 35 years. He specializes in using the Loomis System of enzyme nutrition in combination with chiropractic techniques to ease pain and achieve optimal health for his patients.

What other complementary modalities are you trained in?

Besides chiropractic, I have advanced training and diplomate status in maternity care and pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. I’ve also completed training as a certified wellness practitioner through the International Chiropractic Association and have advanced training with the Loomis Institute as a digestive health practitioner. I also received certification as an internal health care provider through Logan College of Chiropractic, which focuses on multiple internal disorders associated with the human body.

When and why did you start incorporating these modalities into your practice?

A little over 15 years ago, I began blending my knowledge as a chiropractor and my training from Dr. Howard Loomis of the Loomis Institute. He helped “pull it all together” into a system of diagnosis and treatment that easily puts me on the ballfield and, in most cases, allows me to hit a home run with my patients’ health care.

What sets integrative chiropractors apart from traditional chiropractors?

Nothing against other chiropractors that focus specifically on the spinal adjustment. I get it… that’s what we all went to chiropractic school for—to learn how to identify and treat structural issues. But what if that’s not where your patient’s neck or back pain is coming from? Being able to look beyond structural issues to identify the source of stress allows me to add depth to the services I offer my patients.

How do you work in partnership with other medical providers in an effort to create a comprehensive health plan for your patients? Partnering is never an issue. In fact, I

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Inspired Chiropractic with Katie Samsel

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atie Samsel, DC, is a licensed chiropractic physician and founder of Samsel Integrative Health, in Langhorne. Throughout her years of training, certification and experience, she has committed to helping patients achieve pain relief by using the most advanced and effective chiropractic techniques available, in addition to a variety of complementary modalities.

What complementary modalities are you trained in? I have had training in several different complementary modalities over the course of my career, including applied kinesiology (AK), nutrition, NeuroEmotional Technique (NET), Kinesio Taping and, most recently, ayurvedic medicine.

How do you use these treatment options in your practice? Primarily, I use AK to determine what the best approach is for each patient on each visit, and commonly, more than one treatment option will be used. I do the chiropractic/physical exam first,

then check to see if any nutrition may be needed to help with healing. I also consider whether or not Kinesio Taping can help support the muscles/joint and, lastly, if there is an emotional component. From there, I develop a treatment plan.

When and why did you start incorporating these modalities into your practice?

I started with an interest in diet and nutrition as a teenager and went on to get an undergraduate degree in dietetics and nutrition prior to pursuing my chiropractic education. In my first semester at chiropractic school, I discovered AK, which tied together chiropractic with nutrition and an emotional component. It seemed like a perfect fit for what I wanted to do with my career, and I started studying AK after my first year in chiropractic school. After graduating, I wanted to further develop the third leg of AK, the emotional part, and pursued learning NET. Only in the last four years did I start to delve into ayurvedic medicine, which I find fascinating and believe will

only improve my ability to help and serve my patients. The nutrition and emotional work have served me and my patients well over the years, allowing me to take a truly holistic approach. I have found that using these other modalities to support chiropractic care has given patients faster, longer-lasting results, and I’m excited to continue to learn new things to further serve my clients. Location: 305 Corporate Dr. E., Langhorne. For more information, call 215944-8424, email Drs@SamselHealth. com or visit SamselHealth.com. See ad, page 10.

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Inspired Chiropractic with Suzanne Walski

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uzanne Walski, DVM, has been serving the community since 1987 and is certified with the American and Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Associations, the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and the American Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association. She owns and practices at Meadowbrook Animal Healing and is cofounder of The Room at Meadowbrook, both in Ottsville.

What complementary modalities are you trained in? I am a conventionally schooled veterinarian with additional education in other forms of healing principles. In veterinarian school, I was not taught anything about keeping the spine mobile. It was when I took an intensive animal certification program alongside human chiropractors that I gained my expansive view on how the body can “heal thyself into a healthy self”.

How do you use these treatment options in your practice? Most of the time, clients seek out my services when their pet is limping or when their dog has been diagnosed with a back issue that causes pain and mobility issues, or has chronic issues that have not responded to medications. I look at holistic care as everything involved with the pet, especially food, environment and stress level, along with the physical ailment. I believe in medications because you must put out a fire before the house can be rebuilt, and yes, surgery may be necessary to correct a condition. When an animal is on medications, my goal is to slowly wean it off the drugs, if possible. If the owner decides to have surgery, I use chiropractic treatments to prepare the animal’s body by making sure the spine/nervous system is working to its best potential.

What misconceptions do people have about animal chiropractic?

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When people learn that I perform spinal manipulation on animals, the response is often, “I didn’t know you could do chiropractic on animals.” The funny part is that I, too, did not know this until I started the chiropractic journey for my personal health 20 years ago. Any animal with a spine can be adjusted if it allows you to touch it. So, yes, chiropractic care is for animals, too, and is especially great for horses! Meadowbrook Animal Healing is located at 4089 Durham Rd., Rte. 412, Ottsville. For more information, call 610-847-2776 or visit SuzanneWalski Dvm.com. See ad, page 4.

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Ceremony, ritual and the sacred. Deep in our collective human memory lie countless spring and harvest festivals, ceremonial or religious events, meals and celebrations that included a strong sense of passage, initiation and the sacredness of all life. Use one as a springboard to add meaning to a contemporary gathering.

Collective problem solving. People bond into a community when they participate in solving a real-world community problem, helping someone in need or addressing a situation that demands a community


solution. Consider using Robert’s Rules of Order or other guidelines for discussions that maintain civility, discourage competitiveness and peacefully resolve conflicts in order to reach consensus.

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Storytelling. Humans learn best when seeing and hearing stories. Facts don’t arouse us as much as narratives and full-body experiences do. Bombarding people with facts won’t create desired change. We must be inspired to act on the knowledge.

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Elders. Shared history, respect and affection are vital to belonging. Adults coping with a high-stress, industrialized culture might tend to find elders’ stories slow-moving and boring, but they are a critical resource for our collective survival. Beware of the “star from afar” syndrome that posits outsiders as experts, rather than honoring and developing our own community resources, which won’t disappear at the end of an event.

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Linda Buzzell is a psychotherapist, ecotherapist, blogger and co-editor of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind. She co-founded a local permaculture guild, and a voluntary simplicity circle which met for 10 years in her local community. Connect at EcotherapyHeals.com.

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Child care. Children provide a necessary source of untamed energy and entertainment for any gathering. Multigenerational exchanges also help form and shape them through exposure to role

Beauty and music. Our eyes and ears are portals to the soul and spirit of the human psyche. Even a simple drum can bond individuals into a coherent group. Community singing can be powerful medicine, as places of worship ever

The bottom line is that any community gathering, organization or event that engages body, mind and spirit has a far greater chance of surviving and thriving.

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A little excitement. Raffles and door prizes add fun as long as any money raised goes into the common coffers as a gift to all.

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Transportation. Facilitating carpools and providing transportation for those without cars or unable to walk builds community even before the event starts.

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Gifts and sharing. As we focus on creating a sharing society versus a gimme culture, it’s nice to give small gifts such as a plant or garden flower, organic seeds or regifted items to event attendees. It’s a simple way to help everyone feel valued, appreciated and welcomed. The key is keeping events local, simple and created by the community for the community. Many hands make light work, and some of the best community events cost the host little, while everyone involved brings their own chair or blanket, serving ware and potluck dish.

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or the past 40 years, Robert Llewellyn has photographed thousands of unique beauties— many of them trees, flowers, seeds and other landscape elements. “For a photographer, anything can be a good subject, even dirt,” he says. “My mission is to move people from merely looking at things to deeply seeing things as they are.” For Llewellyn’s first collaboration with garden writer Nancy Ross Hugo, Remarkable Trees of Virginia, published in 2008, the pair drove 20,000 miles in four years observing and capturing the complex lives of 100 notable trees. It was on this assignment that the Earlysville, Virginia, photographer developed his now-signature technique, subsequently used to illustrate one of their follow-up books, Seeing Trees. NABuxMont.com

“I wanted to photograph small parts—leaves, fruit, bark and flowers— so I would cut off a bloom, twig or seed pod and put it on a light table and take hundreds of photos, which, strung together, were infinitely sharp, like a botanic drawing. I found I could zoom into my subject up to a pollen grain this way.” Llewellyn lives with his wife on a 60-acre farm in tree-studded Albemarle County, enjoying 200-year-old oaks outside their front door. His latest of nearly 40 books, The Living Forest, is due out in October.

Why are trees, to your eyes, so captivating? When I first started photographing trees, I thought of them as objects in the design of a photograph, rather than something that’s alive. When I


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How do you suggest that a newbie tree-watcher start learning how to see trees more intimately? Read a book like Seeing Trees, then get up, go out and observe trees in real time, at different times of the year and track what they do. Take pencil and paper and draw them, or take pictures. Start by exploring trees in your backyard or a nearby park. Share a quality magnifying glass to encourage youngsters to get closer to the trees, too. Challenge them to find flowers, fruit or spots where last year’s leaves fell off. Kids love that. I visit schools and have kids go out and collect fallen tree debris that we look at together.

What makes some of your favorite trees so distinctive? Red maples make an early entrance in spring, their flowers appearing before the leaves, and drop their “helicopter” seeds in spring to germinate before anything can eat them. In spring, an entire hill will turn red with these maples, but it’s not their leaves; it’s the trees’ flowers, getting ready to drop their showy red dresses on the ground before anything else is blooming. You can learn a lot about trees by seeing what’s on the ground through their life cycles. Sycamore, for example, has both male and female flowers. The female flowers develop into fruiting seedpods that dry out and hang on through winter until a spring wind blows them apart.

Rather than seeing trees as dead in winter, what can we look for? Trees are very much alive in winter. When leaves fall off, they leave behind little pointed leaf buds. You can cut them open and find tiny green leaves encapsulated which remain unfrozen, waiting to open up in the spring. Twigs

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How are tree-viewing skills transferrable to other aspects of our lives? The skill of observation is vital: moving from looking to seeing. At a party, you can just mindlessly chatter with people or you can really see them—what their bodies, gestures and emotions are communicating. Labels and names get in the way of seeing things as they are. Stop labeling things or worrying about what they are called; as in meditation, just relax into observing, to embrace things as they are. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.

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Colorful jars of fermented Korean kimchee, Indian chutney, German sauerkraut and bottles of kombucha line many grocery store shelves today. We’re in the midst of a fermented food revival.

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“I grew up in New York City as the grandson of immigrants from Belarus, and sauerkraut and pickles were common foods I always loved, but neither my grandparents nor anyone else I knew made them,” says Sandor Katz. This Woodbury, Tennessee, writer who travels the world giving related workshops is credited with bringing fermented foods back into the limelight. He explains, “I am self-taught and learned to ferment by experimentation. It was that first successful batch of sauerkraut that sparked my obsession. I also love eating cheese, beer, chocolate, coffee, yogurt and many other products of fermentation.” Kirsten and Christopher Shockey, the authors of Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64

Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes, homestead in Oregon’s Jackson Valley. “A fateful Christmas gift—a ceramic crock full of bubbling, fermenting cabbage under the tree, funky fermenty smell and all,” first piqued their interest, Kirsten recalls. “Eventually, we started our own small farmstead fermentation company.” Christopher explains that the combination of salt and shredded or chopped vegetables can launch the production of probiotic lactic acid bacteria that preserves the food and drives off “bad bacteria”. Jennifer McGruther, who lives in the Pacific Northwest, is the author of The Nourished Kitchen cookbook, an offshoot of her blog of the same name. Her first batch of fermented food was yogurt. Now she visits her local farm-

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Fermented foods offer a variety of positive effects on health. “If you’re consuming a diet rich in fermented foods, you’re essentially bathing your GI tract in healthy, food-related organisms,” says food research scientist Robert Hutkins, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Fermented foods with live probiotics can also improve brain function, according to a study in the journal Gastroenterology. Fermented foods are meant to be eaten as condiments, not consumed in large quantities. Overdoing such intake might cause bloating, cramping and other digestion problems. Dr. Leonard Smith, a gastrointestinal and vascular surgeon and medical advisor for the University of Miami Department of Integrative Medicine, recommends “a half-cup of cultured vegetables or two ounces of your favorite probiotic liquid per day to start.” He says it’s possible to eventually work up to having a serving of cultured vegetables and probiotic liquids at every meal, or possibly as a between-meal snack. Christopher Shockey adds, “We don’t see these foods as a ‘medicine’ to be eaten daily because you have to force yourself; instead, we see it as a fun, delicious, easy, healthful addition to mealtime.” Judith Fertig writes cookbooks and foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com).

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ermented foods are well known for building gut health. Now a growing body of research shows that they improve immunity, brain and heart functions,” says Michelle Schoffro Cook, Ph.D. The board-certified doctor of natural medicine, certified herbalist and author blogs from Vancouver, Canada. Get started with these simple, plant-based recipes from her latest book, The Cultured Cook: Delicious Fermented Foods with Probiotics to Knock Out Inflammation, Boost Gut Health, Lose Weight & Extend Your Life.

Use a food processor with a coarse grating blade to shred the cabbage, carrots, apple, ginger, chili, onion and turmeric. (Consider wearing food-safe gloves to avoid touching the chili.) Transfer to a crock or a large glass or ceramic bowl, and mix well. In a pitcher or large measuring cup, dissolve the salt in the water, stirring if necessary to dissolve the salt. Pour the saltwater over the salsa mixture until all ingredients are submerged, leaving a couple of inches at the top for expansion. Place a snug-fitting plate inside the crock or bowl over the salsa-water mixture; then weigh it down with food-safe weights or a bowl or jar of water, so the vegetables remain submerged under the brine as they ferment. Cover with a lid or a cloth, and allow it to ferment five to seven days, checking periodically to ensure the salsa is still submerged below the water line.

Salvadoran Salsa Yields: about 1 quart This gingery and spicy salsa, also known as curtido, is a traditional Salvadoran food. The twist here is added turmeric and green apple. Serve on its own, as a condiment with chips, on sausages or over salad. Maybe mix a couple of heaping spoonfuls with freshly mashed avocado for a fresh take on guacamole. ½ green cabbage 1 to 2 carrots 1 green apple, cored and quartered One 2-inch piece fresh ginger ½ cayenne chili ½ small purple or red onion One 2-inch piece fresh turmeric 3 Tbsp unrefined fine or 6 Tbsp unrefined coarse sea salt 1 quart (or liter) filtered water

3 small apples, chopped into ½-inch chunks Handful of green beans, cut into 1-inch lengths 1 rutabaga, chopped into ½-inch chunks 1 to 2 grape leaves, kale leaves or other large leafy greens (optional) 3 Tbsp unrefined fine or 6 Tbsp unrefined coarse sea salt 1 quart (or liter) filtered water In a medium bowl, mix the radish, onion, turnip, carrot, apples, green beans and rutabaga; then transfer to a small crock.

If any mold forms on the surface, simply scoop it out. It won’t spoil the salsa unless it gets deeper inside the crock. (It may form where the mixture meets the air, but it rarely forms deeper.)

Place the grape leaves or other leafy greens on top of the chopped ingredients to help hold them under the brine; then weigh the mix down with foodsafe weights or a jar or bowl of water.

After one week, put the salsa in jars or a bowl, cover and place in the fridge, where it usually lasts up to a year.

In a pitcher or large measuring cup, dissolve the salt in the water, stirring if necessary to dissolve the salt.

Fermented Chopped Salad

Pour the brine over the salad, cover with a lid or cloth, and let ferment for one week.

Yields: about 6 cups Unlike other salads, this version stores for many months in the fridge. Serve on its own or toss it in vinaigrette and serve over brown rice for a quick and nutritious rice bowl dinner. 1 radish, finely chopped ½ small onion, finely chopped 1 turnip, chopped into ½-inch chunks 1 carrot, chopped into ½-inch chunks

Remove the covering, weights and grape leaves or other leafy greens. Dish out into jars or a bowl, cover and refrigerate, where the salad should last six to 12 months. Recipes and photos are courtesy of Michelle Schoffro Cook and New World Library; visit DrMichelleCook.com.

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Local Yoga

BUCKS COUNTY Bikram Yoga Doylestown 1717 S Easton Rd, Doylestown 570-977-6689 BikramYogaDoylestown.com Blossom Yoga 2324 2nd Street Pike, Newtown 215-416-3252 Blossom-Yoga.net

Cornerstone Health & Fitness 740 Edison Furlong Rd, Doylestown • 215-794-3700 415 S York Rd, New Hope 215-862-2200 419 S York Rd, New Hope 215-862-2200 847 Easton Rd, Warrington 215-918-5900 CornerstoneClubs.com Dragonfly Yoga Studio & Massage Therapy 156 Green St, Doylestown 215-622-4612 DragonflyYogaStudio.com Moondog Yoga Studio 44 Front St, Quakertown 267-374-4046 MoondogYoga.com Park Club Fitness and Wellness 620 W Chestnut St, Ste 101, Perkasie 215-257-8877 Facebook.com/ParkClubFitness Prancing Peacock 524 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley 139 Zimmerman Ln, Langhorne 267-679-0791 PrancingPeacock.com 3838 Bucks Bucks & Montgomery County Edition & Montgomery County Edition

River Yoga 5667 York Rd, Lahaska 215-794-1890 RiverYoga.org

Shine Yoga Center 601 W Market St, Perkasie 267-221-0980 ShineYogaPerkasie.com Sun Dog Yoga Studio 17 W State St, Ste 1, Doylestown 215-230-4031 SunDogYogaStudio.com Tristana Yoga Studio 4095 Ferry Rd, Doylestown 267-245-4140 Yoga Vibhuti 77 2nd Street Pike, Southampton 215-514-6065 YogaVibhuti.com Yogasphere 18 Swamp Rd, Newtown 215-579-6130 Yogasphere.net EASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY Amma Yanni Yoga Center & School 827 Glenside Ave, Wyncote 215-572-9881 AmmaYanniYoga.com The Buddha-Bar Yorktown Plaza 160 Yorktown Plz, Elkins Park 215-901-2835 Dana Hot Yoga 2278 Mount Carmel Ave, Glenside • 610-667-3262 832 N Bethlehem Pk, Spring House • 267-974-9805 DanaHotYoga.com* NABuxMont.com NABuxMont.com

Dhuni Yoga & Pilates 1458 County Line Rd, Huntingdon Valley • 215-917-0501 DhuniYoga.com

Jenkintown Hot Yoga 409 Old York Rd, Jenkintown 215-478-1701 JtownHotYoga.com Nourishing Storm 124 N York Rd, Hatboro 215-394-8152 NourishingStorm.com SSP Yoga 400 Commerce Dr, Fort Washington • 610-656-6041 SSPYoga.com Tara Yoga 1134 Easton Rd, Abington 215-305-8325 TaraYogaPhilly.com Tranquility Yoga at Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center 1260 Old York Rd, Warminster 609-455-7224 TranquilityYoga.org Twisted Monkey 501 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge 215-379-1046 TwistedMonkeyYoga.com

Twisters Wellness Centers

131 E Butler Ave, Ambler 717 Bethlehem Pk, Erdenheim 215-654-5393 TwistersYoga.com


Local Yoga Whole Body Yoga Studio 103 E Walnut St, North Wales 215-661-0510 WholeBodyYogaStudio.com Yoga Evolution/MomentOM 261 Old York Rd, Jenkintown 215-885-1800 MomentOM.me WESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY Aim High Studio 3015 W Germantown Pike, Norristown • 484-686-0067 AimHighStudio.com

Anahata Yoga

690 Harleysville Pike, Lederach 215-740-1354 AnahataYogaWellness.com

Art & Soul Yoga & Pilates 1690 Valley Forge Rd, Eagleville 610-220-8572 ArtAndSoulYoga.com

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Collegeville Yoga Bar 50 Second Ave, Ste 3, Collegeville • 610-409-2696 CollegevilleYogaBar.com Moyo 4335 Skippack Pike, Schwenksville 610-584-1108 Moyo-Yoga.com Sol Yoga Studio 117 W Ridge Pike, Conshohocken 610-636-0391 SolYogaStudio.com Stillpoint Yoga Studios 217 W Church Rd, King of Prussia 610-213-3280 StillpointYogaStudios.com

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Imagination. Vibration. Togetherness. visit TranquilityYoga.org for schedule 609-455-7224 * Yoga by Donation all October!

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Yoga Home 424 E Elm St, Conshohocken 484-344-5040 OurYogaHome.com Yoga-Cise2 533 S West End Blvd, Quakertown 267-718-6444 Yoga-Cise2.com YogaOne Park Ridge Ctr, 4 N Park Ave, Trooper • 610-761-3620 Yoga-One.co

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 SoulCollage Tuesday Eve Workshops – 10/312/19, 6:30-8pm. Participate in weekly two-hour session that includes meditation, collage cardmaking and card reading among a small group. This is a satisfying process of indulging creativity to develop inner guidance and intuition. Promotes empowerment and mindfulness. Materials provided. No artistic skills needed. Journals are recommended. Pre-registration required. $35. Spruce St, Doylestown. Lisa Morrash, 215-3454096. WillowEssenceLLC34@gmail.com. Willow EsseThera.com.

Fall Open House – 4-8pm. Join us for an evening of fun and learning as we introduce our new Holistic Care Center for mind, body, spirit healing in Bensalem. Meet therapists Merle Eskowitz, Susan Shaw and Brenda Sonnie-Goldman as they conduct mini-healing sessions and demonstrations. Healthy light fare, raffle prizes, fun and more fun. Holy Redeemer Holistic Care, 3300 Tillman Dr, 1st Fl, at the Rothman Specialty Hospital, Bensalem. Susan Shaw, 267-237-5536.

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savethedate Sustainable Saturdays with Minimus Through October 28 • Noon-4pm The community is invited to partake in Sustainable Saturdays at Minimus Tiny House next to The Market at DelVal. Check out the build in progress, tour Minimus when complete and speak with sustainability experts, project sponsors and people within our community interested in a more sustainable way of living.

Cost: Free The Market at Delaware Valley University 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown

Melissa Matarese, 267-614-3828 Info@MinimusTinyHouse.com MinimusTinyHouse.com Be at Peace During Uncertain Times – 10am-2pm. Become more peaceful, relaxed and productive regardless of what’s going on around you. Learn the key elements required to create inner peace. Move through fear, blame and disconnection. You’ll be provided with tools to get you through the day in a more peaceful, calm manner. Facilitated by The Possibility Coaches. $39. Per Diem Space, 528 W Market St, Perkasie. Jon Satin, 215-794-0135.

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Bridge Qi Gong – 9-10am. In this Qi Gong (“cheegung”) basics workshop, you will be guided through simple, gentle moves coordinated with breathing. Meet in the parking lot. RSVP online or contact us directly, in case of rain date notice. Free. Although free we suggest an optional $10-20 donation that will go to benefit Houston flooding victims. Covered Bridge Park, Keeley Ave (off Butler Ave), Chalfont. Paolo Propato, 215-348-8058. BridgeWellness@ gmail.com. BridgeAcupuncture.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 Outrageous ‘Oatober’ – 2-3pm & 6-7pm. Adults. Oats are a high fiber food with many heart health benefits – do you know all the ways to enjoy them? Oats aren’t just for breakfast. Learn various ways to prepare oats – in cookies, smoothies and savory dishes. Free. Giant Food Stores, 1874 Bethlehem Pk, Flourtown. To register, call nutritionist Rabiya Bower, 215-836-4300.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4 Free DUSC Demo – Noon-12:30pm. Are you or someone you love struggling with infertility, menstrual pain/irregularity or incontinence? Learn how to do the Displaced Uterus Self Check at the Bellows Health Systems complex community resource room. 107 N Main St, Mansfield. 607-742-8707. Download a free DUSC guide at In-FertilityCenter.org.

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savethedate Coaches2@comcast.net. PossibilityCoaches.com/ peace-workshop.html. Rain Barrel Workshop – Noon-3pm. Rain barrels help to prevent flooding by capturing and storing storm water, which also promotes water conservation. After helping you become a rain barrel expert, staff will assist you in creating your own barrel to take home. All necessary materials provided. Space is limited, please pre-register. $30. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd, Bristol. 215-7851177. SilverLakeNatureCenter@BucksCounty.org. SilverLakeNatureCenter.org/event. Vibrant Living Festival – Noon-6pm. A day of vibrant living. Workshops and experiences in the healing and expressive arts. Yoga, energy workshops, reflexology, massage, nutrition, jin shin jyutsu, holistic animal healing, card reading and more. Merchants with healing tools and gifts. Healthy food, acoustic sounds, meandering the farm, ending with a sound healing experience. $5. The Room At Meadowbrook, 4089 Durham Rd, Ottsville. Lyn Hicks, 215-813-4073. Lyn@HarmonyHillGardens. com. TheRoomAtMeadowbrook.com.

savethedate Spiritual Intensive October 7-8 • 1-5pm Workshop based on Elizabeth Joyce’s books, Seeding and Nurturing the Garden of Your Soul and The NEW Spiritual Chakras. Experience deep meditation, move beyond boundaries with your Universal Body, open and apply the new spiritual chakras, experience ascension while manifesting your soul purpose.

Cost: $100/day or $180/both days The James Lorah House 132 N Main St, Doylestown

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Holistic Expo at Encore October 8 • 10am-4pm Health and wellness vendors of all kinds are invited to register for a table at this new community event. Ticket proceeds go toward supporting Encore’s programming. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Ticket Cost: $7 suggested donation Table Cost: $40 Encore Senior Services 312 Alumni Ave, Harleysville Patty, 215-256-6900 Info@EncoreExperiences.org Ghnpss.org/encore_experience Food For Thought Book Club – 6:15-8pm. The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David R. Montgomery and Anne Bikle tells the story of our tangled relationship with microbes and their potential to revolutionize agriculture and medicine, from garden to gut. Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S Main St, Doylestown. 215-3484548. Info@Doylestown.coop. Doylestown.coop. Navigating the Family Law System – 7-9pm. With Jennifer J Riley, Esquire. Individuals will learn the basics of Pennsylvania laws regarding divorce, custody, child support and alimony, and how these laws can affect them. This class is an overview of a complicated legal process which will help you navigate the system and feel more comfortable knowing what to expect, and when. Perkiomen Valley High School, 509 Gravel Pk, Collegeville. 610-489-8506. JJRLawFirm.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 Free Auricular Medicine Demo for Fertility Challenges – 12:30-1pm. Wanting a safe and effective treatment for fertility challenges? Join us for this free demonstration to learn about the nervous system and reproductive system connection. 107 N Main St, Mansfield. 607-742-8707. In-FertilityCenter.org. Advocacy for a Cleaner Earth – 6:30-8:30pm. BCAS Fall Speaker Series will feature Ron Moule, of Carversville Farm Foundation. Learn more about


how BCAS, and other professionals in the field like Ron, advocates for a cleaner, healthier Earth. The program supports the mission of high-quality environmental education for all ages. Free. Delaware Valley University Life Science Building, 700 E Butler Ave, Doylestown. 215-297-5880. MFarra@ BCAS.org. BCAS.org/event. Who Gets What? Protecting Your Assets and Family During Divorce – 7-9pm. With Jennifer J Riley, Esquire. This course is designed for anyone contemplating divorce, or anyone that has already started to navigate the divorce process. This class focuses on the financial matters related to your legal rights and obligations during divorce and custody proceedings. Learn what to expect in terms of the distribution of assets, child support and alimony. Come learn what to expect from the process, with an emphasis on protecting your family and finances. Perkiomen Valley High School, 509 Gravel Pk, Collegeville. 610-489-8506. JJRLawFirm.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 Princeton Farmers’ Market – 10am-2pm. GSL Organics will be attending the Princeton Farmers Market. GSL Organics/Princeton Farmers Market, 55 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ. Candy St Martine-Pack, 267-879-1554. Candy@GreenStreetLux. com. PrincetonFarmersMarket.com. Diabetes Series: Part 1 Pre-Diabetes – 1-2pm or 5:30-6:30pm. Adults. Would you like better blood sugar control? Come discuss the best techniques to keep your blood sugars under control. Sample delicious foods to keep your blood sugars in check. Free. Giant Food Stores Cooking School, 315 York Rd, Willow Grove. To register, call 215-784-1960. Navigating the Family Law System – 7-9pm. With Jennifer J Riley, Esquire. Individuals will learn the basics of Pennsylvania laws regarding divorce, custody, child support and alimony, and how these laws can affect them. This class is an overview of a complicated legal process which will help you navigate the system and feel more comfortable knowing what to expect, and when. Upper Merion Community Center, 431 W Valley Forge Rd, King of Prussia. 610-265-1071. JJRLawFirm.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 Kids Cook Under 5: Pumpkin Painting and Smoothies – 10am or 3pm. Kids with parents. Interactive kids’ class that will teach basic kitchen skills to create nutritious and delicious snacks. Recommended for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Free. Giant Food Stores, 1874 Bethlehem Pk, Flourtown. To register, call nutritionist Rabiya Bower, 215-836-4300.

Yoga Therapy: Back & Neck Pain – 1-2:30pm. Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering individuals to create and maintain health of their body, mind and spirit through the use of techniques from the philosophy and practice of yoga. In small groups, students address specific health concerns with yoga postures, breathing and meditation. Classes will be discussion-based, but also include movement practices. $40. Whole Body Yoga Studio, 103 E Walnut St, North Wales. Patty Ferry, 215-661-0510. Patty@WholeBodyYogaStudio. com. WholeBodyYogaStudio.com. Haunted Trails – 6:30-8:30pm. Our family-friendly theme is Phobias of Nature. Learn all about our wonderful ecosystem and why things like snakes, bats and spiders are your friends. The event also includes a walk on jack-o-lantern lit trails, storytelling, crafts, face-painting and refreshments. Admission is $20/family (BCAS members), and $25/family (non-members). Bucks County Audubon Society, 2877 Creamery Rd, New Hope. Marissa Farra, 215297-5880. MFarra@BCAS.org. BCAS.org/event. Group Meditation at Soulutions – 7-9pm. Amaya Victoria’s meditations have included soul retrieval, connection with ancestors, communication with the galactic elders and more. Participants will connect to spirit through visualization and walk away with a profound sense of peace. Bring something to lay on. $50. Soulutions for Daily Living, 126 N State St, Newtown. 215-968-9750. SoulutionsForDailyLiving.com.

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savethedate Susan Duval Seminars and Sacred Journeys Doylestown • 215-348-5755 SusanDuvalSeminars.com Register online or call Susan. Sign up on website to receive weekly newsletter for updates on seminars and trips. October 6, 7-9pm IT’S GAME TIME, HUMANITY!!! with Modern Mystic, Mary Reed

Following 11 years of profound involuntary visions into divine realms, Mary surrendered her executive life in Washington, DC, to explore her spiritual gifts in a remote Buddhist nunnery in India. During her visions, Mary has embodied Jesus on the crucifix, the mind of Buddha at his first moment of enlightenment and experienced the realm of God at the first moment of the origins of the universe. Tonight, Mary will provide inspiring perspectives on the seemingly pervasive chaos swirling within humanity now. $50. Doylestown.

October 7, 10-11:30am Satsang with Modern Mystic Mary Reed

A satsang is a spiritual gathering or discourse. Mary will open with a meditation, answer questions and discuss spiritual concerns from her mystical perspective. Take advantage of the opportunity to have a more personal intimate experience with this very wise soul. $40. Doylestown.

October 20, 7-9pm An Evening of Mediumship – Gallery/Demonstration

Events with Amaya Victoria October 13-15 Amaya Victoria is a renowned healer and channel who’s healing and channeling work has shifted the lives of hundreds of people. Join her on 10/13 at 7pm for a group meditation, 10/14-15 for personal sessions, and 10/15 at 2:30pm for a group channeling. Small groups, pre-reg is required. AmayaCenter.com. Soulutions for Daily Living 126 N State St, Newtown 215-968-9750 SoulutionsForDailyLiving.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 Personal Healings at Soulutions – 10am-4pm. Amaya Victoria will be booking HeartSpeak healing and channeling sessions at Soulutions for Daily Living. Amaya’s powerful healing work will open up your life. Her channeling will provide you with a huge source of information. Read more about personal sessions at AmayaCenter.com/services. Soulutions for Daily Living, 126 N State St, Newtown. 215-968-9750. SoulutionsForDailyLiving.com. Radiating Yoga & Deep Relaxation Soundscape – 1-3:30pm. With John Muraco, HeartWell House Expressive Therapies. This Kundalini-inspired workshop will recharge your body and spirit. Move freely as we warm up to drumming and awakening sounds. Decrease stress, calm your nervous system and bring clarity into your day. We will conclude with the sounds of soothing bells, chimes, crystal alchemy singing bowls and the gong. $45. Yoga Loka, 23 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ. 908-268-7430. Info@Yoga-Loka.com. Yoga-Loka.com.

Kit and Natalie Mitchell and Robert Brown will present their fascinating insight into the world of evidential and spiritual mediumship. Along with answering your questions, they will deliver messages from the Other Side. Everyone will receive a reading. Attendance limited to 25. $50 if paid by Oct 1; $75 after. Doylestown.

October 21, 10am-5pm Mediumship Training

Discover the foundation of mediumship in this practical hands-on course. Coming to us from Florida, Kit and Natalie Mitchell will teach you many skills necessary to be an evidential medium. Learn through simple exercises, while working in a group or individually. $150 if paid by Oct 1; $200 after. Doylestown.

October 22-23 by appt Private Mediumship Readings

Kit and Natalie Mitchell will relay messages from your loved ones who have crossed over. Receive validation that they are still with you. You may select to be read by either Kit or Natalie, or we will choose for you. $80 for 30 minutes, if paid by Oct 1; $120 after. Doylestown.

October 22-23 by appt Aura-Soma Readings, Robert Brown

Aura-Soma is a healing system for the mind, body and spirit. Discover your individual gifts, your purpose in life, what underlies your health issues, what challenges you are facing and how to achieve your highest potential. Coming to us from the UK, Robert Brown has been working with Spirit for over 20 years and is a well-known medium worldwide. $120 for 45 minutes, if paid by Oct 1; $150 after. Doylestown.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

Delaware Valley Functional Forum Meetup for Integrative Health Professionals

November 7 • 7pm “Case Studies in Nutritional Medicine” with Dr. Daila Pravs of Montgomery Integrative Health Group

Amaya Victoria at Soulutions – 10am-4:30pm. 10am-1pm. Amaya Victoria will be booking HeartSpeak healing and channeling sessions. Read more at AmayaCenter.com/services. Group Channeling from 2:30-4:30pm. Be taught by Isaiah and the Group, a soul group of master teachers, healers, and angels who’ve been assigned to teach those who come before them. $50. Soulutions for Daily Living, 126 N State St, Newtown. 215-968-9750. SoulutionsForDailyLiving.com.

savethedate Be Your Best Fest Open House October 15 • 1-4pm A seasonal celebration of natural health and wholeness. Food and fun for all ages. Complimentary yoga class starts at noon. Local health and wellness practitioners are invited to table. Vendors should call or email for more information. Cost: Free Admission Montgomery Integrative Health Group 1108 E Willow Grove Ave, Wyndmoor RSVP to Donna@MontHealth.com Donna, 215-233-6226 MontgomeryIntegrativeHealth.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 Join us for an inspiring, engaging evening with local colleagues! Lecture, Q&A, large and small group discussion, networking.

Light dinner and refreshments provided. Giant Food Stores Community Room, 315 York Rd, Willow Grove

Cost: FREE

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Free DUSC Demo – Noon-12:30pm. Are you or someone you love struggling with infertility, menstrual pain/irregularity or incontinence? Learn how to do the Displaced Uterus Self Check at the Bellows Health Systems complex community resource room. 107 North Main St, Mansfield. 607-742-8707. Download a free DUSC guide at In-FertilityCenter.org.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 Diabetes Series: Part 2 All About Carbs – 1-2pm or 5:30-6:30pm. Adults. Learn the difference between “simple” and “complex” carbohydrates, which carbohydrates are best and how to count them. Sample some delicious dishes. Free. Giant Food Stores Cooking School, 315 York Rd, Willow Grove. To register, call 215-784-1960. Woman’s Beauty, Power and Magnetism – 7-9pm. A unique perspective on feminine health that will delight you. Throw out many of the things we have tortured ourselves with for these alluring and natural traits. Practices, experiences and learning of your femininity in ways of play and exploration that will

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Farm Fresh Film Series: Food Chains – 7:3010:30pm. Executive producer Eva Longoria reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. The film outlines several programs that are trying to rectify this and bring hope to our nation’s farm workers. County Theater, 20 E State St, Doylestown. 215-348-4548. Info@Doylestown. coop. Doylestown.coop.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

savethedate Bucks County Health and Wellness Expo October 20-22

Fri-Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 11am-5pm Meet and talk with local physicians and dentists, fitness and wellness professionals and holistic health practitioners to learn about their unique offerings. An opportunity for local health and wellness practitioners to create personal relationships with people in the community and forge new business relationships. Oxford Valley Mall 2300 E Lincoln Hwy, Langhorne

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Arthritis & Connective Tissue Health – 1-2:30pm. Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering individuals to create and maintain health of their body, mind and spirit through the use of techniques from the philosophy and practice of yoga. In small groups, students address specific health concerns with yoga postures, breathing and meditation. Classes will be discussion-based, but also include movement practices. $40. Whole Body Yoga Studio, 103 E Walnut St, North Wales. Patty Ferry, 215-661-0510. Patty@Whole BodyYogaStudio.com. WholeBodyYogaStudio.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 Day-Long Woman’s Retreat – 7:45am-9pm. Join “How Lovely To Be Queen”, our day-long retreat. Imagine a rejuvenating day of self-indulgence designed to create a personal self-care plan for you that works and inspires. A day to yourself of nourishing your spirit in highest form. Hour healing treatment, food, practices, goodie bag and more. $250. The Room At Meadowbrook, 4089 Durham Rd, Ottsville. Lyn Hicks, 215-813-4073. Lyn@Harmony HillGardens.com. TheRoomAtMeadowbrook.com.

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22nd Annual Autumn Stroll – 10am-4pm. Hope Hill Lavender Farm will be attending this show, which features over 100 handcrafted vendors, food and entertainment. Free admission. Union Canal Veterans Memorial Park, Pine Grove. 570-617-0851. Health & Healing Fair – 11am-3pm. Come explore a variety of alternative healing modalities: reiki, reflexology, readings, massage and more. $20 for 20 minutes. Anahata Yoga & Wellness Center, 690 Harleysville Pk, Lederach. 215-740-1354. Anahata YWC@gmail.com. AnahataYogaWellness.com.

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inspire your true essence. Sacred Femininity. $25. The Room At Meadowbrook, 4089 Durham Rd, Ottsville. Lyn Hicks, 215-813-4073. Lyn@HarmonyHill Gardens.com. TheRoomAtMeadowbrook.com.

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GSL Anniversary Open House – 6-8pm. Join us as we celebrate eight years on Main Street. Refreshments, music, prizes and more. GSL Organics, 308 W Main St, Lansdale. Candy St Martine-Pack, 267-879-1554. Candy@GreenStreetLux.com. GSLOrganics.org/calendar.

savethedate Songs for Healing October 21 • 7-10pm Come enjoy an evening filled with sound, song and a guided musical journey through the chakras. Dress warmly and comfortably. Bring sacred objects, crystals, etc. Presented by Tranquility Yoga. Experience a video sampling of images and sounds at TranquilityYoga.org. Cost: $30 Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center Hartsville Professional Village 1260 Old York Rd, Warminster 609-455-7224 TranquilityYogaPA@gmail.com TranquilityYoga.org

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 Deep Release: A Yoga TuneUp Workshop – 2-4:30pm. From the soles of your feet to the crown of your head, learn to massage the micro-regions of your body with Yoga TuneUp Therapy Balls and excavate tension from your joints and tissues. A full-body rolling experience, ending with a guided meditation for deep relaxation. Accessible for everyone. Wear form-fitting clothing for best results. $40. Whole Body Yoga Studio, 103 E Walnut St, North Wales. Patty Ferry, 215-661-0510. Patty@WholeBodyYogaStudio.com. WholeBody YogaStudio.com.

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savethedate Philadelphia Entrepreneur Social October 24 • 6:30-8:30pm For social entrepreneurs and changemakers. Learn, collaborate, network. The Philadelphia Entrepreneur Social is a local group connected to a global network. Meets monthly to host an inspiring entrepreneur that shares about their journey to success and is now part of the solution to changing the world. Networking and refreshments follow. Cost: Free Kismet CoWork 12 W Willow Grove Ave Philadelphia / Chestnut Hill Inquiries / Register for the event: PhiladelphiaEntrepreneurSocial@gmail.com Leah Weisman, 215-908-3025

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25 Free Auricular Medicine Demo for Fertility Challenges – 12:30-1pm. Wanting a safe and effective

treatment for fertility challenges? Join us for this free demonstration to learn about the nervous system and reproductive system connection. 107 N Main St, Mansfield. 607-742-8707. In-FertilityCenter.org. Essential Oils for People and Pets – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn how to combine essential oils for yourself and your pets. Dr Sue Walski and Sharon offer an educational class on how essential oils can support your household and pet concerns. $20. Purchase a starter kit, and we will reimburse the $20 toward your purchase, plus donate $10 to a local rescue. The Room At Meadowbrook, 4089 Durham Rd, Ottsville. Sue Walski, 215-813-4073. SRW@epix. net. TheRoomAtMeadowbrook.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 Diabetes Series: Part 3 Diabetic Meal Planning – 1-2pm or 5:30-6:30pm. Adults. Come hear our in-store nutritionist discuss the pros and cons of the various types of meal plans and learn what might be best for you. Enjoy some tasty food sampling. Free. Giant Food Stores Cooking School, 315 York Rd, Willow Grove. To register, call 215-784-1960.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 The Mind: Stress, Anxiety & Depression – 1-2:30pm. Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering individuals to create and maintain health of their body, mind and spirit through the use of techniques from the philosophy and practice of yoga. Practiced in small groups, students address specific health concerns with yoga postures, breathing and meditation. Classes will be discussion-based, but also include movement practices. $40. Whole Body Yoga Studio, 103 E Walnut St, North Wales. Patty Ferry, 215-661-0510. Patty@WholeBodyYogaStudio.com. WholeBodyYogaStudio.com.

savethedate Empowered Light Holistic Expo October 27-29

Fri 5-9pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-6pm Enjoy inspiring lectures, meditations, yoga, alternative healing treatments like reiki, massage and reflexology, as well as angelic and intuitive readings. Try healthy food samples, and purchase natural products for personal and home care. Empowered Light Holistic Expo will focus on healthier lifestyles, including food, physical activities, stress reduction and self-care. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Halls D & E Oaks, Pennsylvania

Sue Greenwald, 484-459-3082 EmpoweredLightExpo@gmail.com EmpoweredLight.com Halloween with The Dead – 7:30-9:30pm. Kick off Halloween weekend with internationally known Medium, Kimara, as she brings solid evidence and heartwarming messages from Heaven. Spirits’ increased power to pierce the veil on All Hallows Eve allows Kimara to clearly reveal their loving presence. Kimara will bring messages for as many audience members as possible. $35. 1 Scout Way, Doylestown. Kimara, 609-353-7210. TheBlessed Self@gmail.com. TheBlessedSelf.com/events.

classifieds Fee for classified ads is $2 per word, per month. Minimum 20 words. Minimum 3 months, paid in advance. To place a listing, email content to Publisher@ NABuxMont.com by the 5th. FOR RENT Beautiful, positive energy-filled, SHARED TREATMENT ROOMS available in Harleysville. Are you a healing arts practitioner looking for a place to share your gifts? We have space for you. Six-month minimum commitment. Call 215-740-1354 or email Kathy@Anahata YogaWellness.com. Beautiful spacious MASSAGE ROOM. Rent by the day. Located in Airmid Wellness Center, Warminster. Call Marianne WelchSalkind, 215-920-4325. Peaceful COUNTRY SETTING – Building includes four gathering rooms, kitchen and covered porch. Wooded paths, meditation gardens. Perfect for workshops, weddings, retreats. 215-538-0976. GreenshireArts.org. ROOM FOR RENT in growing Newtown wellness center. Energy workers, acupressure, acupuncture and other healing arts welcome. 1-day rentals +, flexible availability. 215-847-5659.

HELP WANTED Are you a COMMUNITY CONNECTOR IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS in Main Line (Montco), Plymouth Meeting/Kop/Conshohocken? Consider becoming a Community Liaison. NABuxMont seeks passionate, self-motivated people to become a part of our growing outreach team. Part-time, flexible hours, commission-based pay for living what you love. Help be a part of “Making the Awakening” in BuxMont. Email Publisher@NABuxMont.com. Seeking licensed full- and part-time HOLISTIC AESTHETICIANS AND MASSAGE THERAPISTS with following for growing Newtown wellness center. Benefits and 401k available. Call 215-847-5659.

OPPORTUNITIES NOW TRAINING – Attention yoga teachers, massage therapists, nutritionists, reiki and healing practitioners: supplement your income and expand your repertoire of expertise as a colon hydrotherapist. This unique healing modality has immediate earning potential. Train and work locally within months. Christine@InnerSpa.org.

SERVICES HOLISTIC SERVICES – Life counseling, reiki, energy healing, psychotherapy, spiritual mentoring, weddings, memorial services, holistic workshops and more. 215-538-0976. GreenshireArts.org.

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Delhaas Dash 5K & Fun Run – 8-11am. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome for a nice flat trail run through Delhaas Woods. $40. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd, Bristol. Call 215-785-1177 or visit SilverLakeNatureCenter. org for starting location, info and registration. Ghostly Good-for-You Treats – 10am-noon. All ages. Come out and sample a good-for-you Halloween treat for you or your little ghosts and goblins, and leave with recipes and allergy-friendly trick-or-treat ideas. Free. Giant Food Stores, 1201 Knapp Rd, North Wales. To register, call nutritionist Christina Fava, 215-661-1025. Eat with Love – 10am-1pm. Does it sometimes feel like food or hunger is the enemy? Through the technologies of yoga, guided journaling, video, an exclusive Eat with Love meditation and honest conversation, this workshop will help you begin a more loving relationship with your body and with food. Anahata Yoga & Wellness Center, 690 Harleysville Pk, Lederach. 215-740-1354. AnahataYWC@gmail. com. AnahataYogaWellness.com.

savethedate SpiritFest October 28-29 Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-5pm 3rd annual event. Tune up your body, mind and spirit. Dress up and receive a surprise. Featuring guest speakers every hour, area psychics, energy healers, shamanic practitioners, mind/body therapists, holistic practitioners, massage & stress management, artwork, jewelry, crystals, stones, gems, natural food court, more.

Cost: $7 Admission New Hope Eagle Fire House 46 N Sugan Rd, New Hope

Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment 267-261-2768 WeAreSme.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 Reiki II – 10am-4pm. Learn to send energetic support in the form of reiki to your friends, family, pets, our environment, our planet. Must already be attuned to Reiki I. Participants receive a manual

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and Certificate of Completion. Anahata Yoga & Wellness Center, 690 Harleysville Pk, Lederach. 215-740-1354. AnahataYWC@gmail.com. Anahata YogaWellness.com. Weavers Way Ambler Grand Opening – 11am3pm. Weavers Way Coop is opening in Ambler and we are having a weekend of festivities to celebrate. Enjoy live music, food on the grill and tons of sampling from many of our vendors. Co-op staff and volunteers will lead store tours. Come and learn about Weavers Way. Free. Weavers Way Ambler, 217 E Butler Ave, Ambler. 215-843-2350. Outreach@WeaversWay.coop. WeaversWay.coop.

“Case Studies in Nutritional Medicine” with Dr. Daila Pravs of Montgomery Integrative Health Group. Light dinner and refreshments provided with time for Q&A, large and small group discussion and networking. Join our Facebook group! Cost: Free Giant Food Stores Community Room 315 York Rd, Willow Grove

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plan ahead savethedate Fall Psychic Fair November 4-5 • 11am-5pm A day of fun and inspiration that benefits local Bucks charities. Psychic readings from local or guest psychics. Frank St James of The Psychic Detectives, and BIO Channel, Celeste of the Fox Sisters, more. Create your own spa day with bodywork, a reading, lectures and other holistic services at your convenience. Call to book advance appointments.

Cost: $5 entrance/$5 lunch Booths/activities extra

The James Lorah House 132 N Main St, Doylestown

Elizabeth Joyce, 215-996-0646 New-Visions.com

savethedate Inner Light Holistic Expo November 11-12 Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-5pm Fall 2017 Inner Light Holistic Expo, held at the Coventry Mall in Pottstown, Center Court and throughout the mall. Crystals, jewelry, books, aura photography, massage, reiki, hypnotherapy, chiropractors, psychics/medium readers, ionic cleanse, spiritual gifts and more. Vendor spaces available.

Free admission; Free lectures Coventry Mall 351 W Schuylkill Rd, Pottstown

Cristina Leeson, 610-413-8191 CristinaLeeson@hotmail.com InnerLightHC.com

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Bucks County Breast Friends Meeting – 7-9pm. 1st Thurs. Bucks County Breast Friends (BCBF) general meeting. This group is intended for those that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Meetings focus on providing men and women with educational support and peer support. Holy Redeemer Healthcare at Bensalem, 3300 Tillman Dr, Bensalem. Jill Indelicato, 215-364-0935.

JourneyDance – 10-11:30am. JourneyDance is a transformational dance that combines freestyle and structured movement that inspires joy and wellbeing. JourneyDance’s meditative movement is for everyone. Come as you are, wherever you are on your journey. Bring a water bottle and dress comfortably for movement. $20. AirMid Wellness and Counseling Center, 1260 Old York Rd, Warminster. 215-534-4989. AirMidWellness.com.

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monday Mental Health Support Group – 6:30-7:30pm. Join 4 The M.I.N.D.S. for its weekly peer-to-peer support group. We welcome family, friends and individuals that suffer from mental illness. Aldie Medical Arts Building, 11 Welden Dr, Doylestown. 4TheMINDS@gmail.com. 4TheMINDS.org.

tuesday Monthly Multi Media Art Class with Ute Arnold, MFA – 10am-2pm. Last Tues of each month. Composition and color studies with drawing, printing, water color, pastel, painting on silk, collaging and journal making. No experience necessary. $90 each for a series of six, drop-ins $130. Work study possible. Blue Bamboo Studio, Pt Pleasant. UteBArnold@gmail.com. Unergi.com. Body-Centered Stress Relief – 6-7pm. Find out why someone is “a pain in the neck” while another is “a pain in the butt”. Become aware of your stress and learn how to alleviate it with consciousness, movement and breathing processes. $20. Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center, 1260 Old York Rd, Warminster. Cathy Scarpello, 215-262-2273. AirmidWellness.com.

wednesday Healthy Aging Chair Yoga – 11am-noon. This class will focus on setting you up for success, accomplishing your daily movements with greater ease. Using chair yoga postures to bring more stability to everyday rhythms: walking, balancing and developing core strength. If you want to find more stability in your everyday movements, this class is for you. $15. Roots & Wings Facilitating Healing, 127 S 5th St, Ste 150, Quakertown. Hillery Siatkowski, 215-257-5025. Info@HilleryWoods Wellness.com. HilleryWoodsWellness.com. Community Acupuncture – 3-6pm. Seated in a serene group environment, receive affordable acupuncture for stress management, detox, routine health/ pain issues and overall wellness. $35. Mention NA to waive initial $15 paperwork fee. Online scheduling

structured movement that inspires joy and wellbeing. JourneyDance’s meditative movement is for everyone. Come as you are, wherever you are on your journey. Bring a water bottle and dress comfortably for movement. $20. AirMid Wellness and Counseling Center, 1260 Old York Rd, Warminster. 215-534-4989. AirMidWellness.com.

via BridgeAcupuncture.com or call 215-348-8058. Bridge Acupuncture, 30 Garden Alley, Doylestown. Paolo Propato. BridgeWellness@gmail.com. MetaFriends Support Group – 6-7pm. 1st & 3rd Wed. This group is intended for those individuals with Stage IV cancer. Holy Redeemer Women’s Healthcare Center, 45 2nd St Pike, Southampton. Dr. Pam Ginsberg, 215-340-0608. GinsbergCoaching@aol.com. Dosha Balancing Vinyasa – 6-7:30pm. There’s more to yoga than downward dog and sun salutes. Time of day, stage of life, lifestyle and season all have an influence of when certain elements in nature and the elements in your constitution can create excess. Asana informed by ayurveda, with a purpose to heal, transform and deepen self-awareness. $15. Roots & Wings Facilitating Healing, 127 S 5th St, Ste 150, Quakertown. Hillery Siatkowski, 215-257-5025. Info@HilleryWoodsWellness.com. HilleryWoodsWellness.com. Bridge Bi-Weekly Meditation – 6:15-7pm. 1st and 3rd Wed. Join Paolo for guided meditation to de-stress midweek. In a serene environment located in the heart of Doylestown. Free. Any donations are giving to local charities. Bridge Acupuncture, 30 Garden Alley, Doylestown. Paolo Propato, 215348-8058. BridgeWellness@gmail.com. Bridge Acupuncture.com. Live Chat with Candy Pack C.A. – 7:15-8pm. 1st Wed. Log in to Facebook.com/gslorganicsPA at 7:15 to join Candy “live” to discuss topics from skin care to ingredients. Helpful hints and ways to control inflammation and all skin issues. Submit desired discussion topics by the 1st of each month to Candy@GreenStreetLux.com. GSL Organics, 308 W Main St, Lansdale. Candy St Martine-Pack, 267-879-1554. GSLOrganics.org.

thursday Farmers Market in Hershey – 2:30-6:30pm. 1st & 3rd Thurs. Hope Hill Lavender Farm will be attending the Farmers Market in Hershey. Free admission. 1215 Research Blvd, Hummelstown. JourneyDance – 6-7:30pm. JourneyDance is a transformational dance that combines freestyle and

Molecules of Emotions/Changing Body Memory – 9:30am-12:30pm. Biweekly classes with bodypsychotherapist Ute Arnold. Our cellular bodystories hold on to abuse, trauma, abandonment, chronic pain, relationship issues, etc, therefore creating illness and interfering with wellness. Unergi body-psychotherapy changes belief systems and, therefore, the body story. Pt Pleasant (near New Hope). UteBArnold@gmail.com. Unergi.com. Gentle Restorative Yoga – Noon-1pm. Restore and revitalize your body and mind through body positioning and breathing. Gentle restorative yoga helps to balance a fast-paced lifestyle and has an enormous capacity to heal stress-related physical and mental symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. Drop-ins welcome. Free during October. Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center, 1260 Old York Rd, Warminster. Sandy Constable, 267-3371525. AirmidWellness.com. Ojas Building Restorative Yoga – 6-7:30pm. Ojas is the essence informing natural immunity and systemic vitality. Busyness and stress deplete Ojas. Create a new weekly ritual for releasing stress. Jin shin jyutsu self-healing holds are used in concert with supportive restorative yoga postures. Warm basalt rocks on the marma points in savasana complete this unique experience. $15. Roots & Wings Facilitating Healing, 127 S 5th St, Ste 150, Quakertown. Hillery Siatkowski, 215-257-5025. Info@HilleryWoods Wellness.com. HilleryWoodsWellness.com.

saturday Shiatsu Community Clinic – 9:15am-4:45pm. 1st Sat. Shiatsu sessions offered in supervised clinic setting. Each student will interview, assess energy and create individualized shiatsu session to balance the body. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, preferably cotton. Wear socks. No cell phones, no perfumes. $45. International School of Shiatsu, 6055C Kellers Church Rd, Plumsteadville. Shirley Scranta, 215-766-2800. LearnShiatsu@gmail.com. Shiatsubo.com. Hope Hill Lavender Farm Open – 10am-3pm. 1st & 4th Sat. Enjoy a visit to the lavender farm and new lavender farm store. Store contains quality lavender products and other unique items. Free admission. 2375 Panther Valley Rd, Pottsville. 570-617-0851. HopeHillLavenderFarm.com.

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communityresourceguide Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our community. To find out how you can be included, email Publisher@ NABuxMont.com to request our media kit. ACUPUNCTURE BRIDGE ACUPUNCTURE

Grace Rollins, MS, LAc, NTP Paolo Propato, LAc 30 Garden Alley, Doylestown 215-348-8058 BridgeAcupuncture.com Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about acupuncture and our warm, joyful wellness center. 10% off your first treatment for NABuxMont readers. Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine can safely and effectively relieve chronic pain, stress and anxiety, restore sleep, boost energy, promote healthy digestion, balance the immune system and regulate hormones. Meditation classes, qigong, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, pediatric acupressure and more. Google our many positive reviews and testimonials. Easy online scheduling available. See ad, page 8.

AESTHETICS STAR ADVANCED MEDICINE

2325 Heritage Center Dr, Ste 315, Furlong 267-544-0664 StarAdvancedMed.com Look your best with the latest in aesthetics, administered by a board-certified physician. Plateletrich plasma therapies. Vampire Facelift, Facial, Breast Lift and Hair Restoration. Micro-needling, Botox, filler, O- and P-Shots. See ad, page 11.

ALLERGY SERVICES INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CARE

Lisa Rhodes, DPM, Licensed Acupuncturist Fountainville • 215-230-4600 IntegrativeHealthCarePA.com Utilizing applied kinesiology and nutritional testing to develop individualized, holistic therapeutic solutions. Integrative approach to optimizing your health and function. Specializing in allergy elimination and immune function. See ad, page 9.

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AYURVEDIC BODYWORK ROOTS & WINGS FACILITATING HEALING: Self, Family and Community Hillery Woods Siatkowski, LMT, BCTMB, RYT-200, AYS HilleryWoodsWellness.com

Featuring specialty yoga, ayurvedic spa, therapeutic massage, jin shin jyutsu and far-infrared sauna in a boutique wellness retreat. At Roots & Wings, you’ll learn self-healing rituals to sustain your vital essence. See ad, page 18.

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CHIROPRACTIC CARE LIFEALIGNED UPPER CERVICAL CHIROPRACTIC

Andrew Persky, DC 1432 Easton Rd, Ste 4A, Warrington 215-491-4200 • LifeAlignedHealth.com LifeAligned offers a unique treatment for chronic musculoskeletal and neurological pain conditions, offering a safe, gentle alternative to drugs, surgery or traditional chiropractic “twisting” and “cracking”. See ad, page 12.

SAMSEL INTEGRATIVE HEALTH Katie Samsel, DC SamselIntegrativeHealth.com 215-944-8424

Let’s make pain a part of your past. Integrative chiropractic care in a warm, familiar setting. Applied kinesiology, lifestyle support, ayurveda, nutrition and weight loss. See ad, page 10.

STAR ADVANCED MEDICINE

2325 Heritage Center Dr, Ste 315, Furlong 267-544-0664 StarAdvancedMed.com Experiencing low energy, weight gain, hair loss, low sex drive, mood swings, sleeplessness, brain fog? Restore your imbalances with safe, effective, natural hormone replacement therapy administered by a board-certified physician. See ad, page 11.

BUSINESS COACHING JACQUELINE FOX, MS

Professional Development Services JFox@JacquelineFox.com 267-935-9097 • JacquelineFox.com Office organizer and “next actions” coach for business professionals in their homes or business offices, including high-level administrative support services, program coordinating, project management.

CBD-BASED THERAPIES DA CREMA BOTANICALS

Plymouth Meeting Joe@DaCremaBotanicals.com DaCremaBotanicals.com Providing the highest quality hemp-based healing products. Locally produced. CBD (healing hemp oil) is legal, effective and safe for many health issues. Salves, tinctures, more. See ad, page 29.

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COMMUNITY WELLNESS CENTER THE ROOM AT MEADOWBROOK Lyn Hicks • 215-813-4073 4089 Durham Rd, Ottsville TheRoomAtMeadowbrook.com

An educational center for spiritual enlightenment, which nourishes the holistic lifestyle. The Room hosts classes, workshops, retreats and is available for rental to instructors sharing the healing and expressive arts. See ad, page 4.

COUNSELING AIRMID WELLNESS AND COUNSELING CENTER

1260 Old York Rd, Warminster 215-293-0745 • AirmidWellness.com We offer movement, healing and counseling modalities including private and group therapy, Tranquility Yoga, JourneyDance, t’ai chi, qigong, massage, reiki, face-lift acupressure, stress management, sound therapy and yoga teacher training. See ad, page 39.


EVERGREEN COUNSELING

Alexis Zankman Lee 5 Evergreen Ave, Warminster 215-323-4244 • Evergreen-Counseling.com

Asking for help is not a l w a y s e a s y. We provide individualized therapy in a warm, supportive environment for children, adults and families. Please call for a free consultation.

CRYSTAL – COLOR – LIGHT HEALING JOHN OF GOD CRYSTAL BED HEALING Evolving Soul, LLC Elaine Berk, MEd Counseling 110 North State St, Newtown 215-970-1534

John of God Crystal Bed Healing cleanses, opens and invigorates the body and soul by balancing and clearing one’s chakras and energy field. Colored lights, chosen to match the chakra colors, radiate light and energy through precision crystals, activating the body’s own natural healing mechanisms. Gain insight & enhanced emotional, physical & spiritual well-being. See ad, page 31.

DANCE EARTH RHYTHM

Kelly Thomke, JourneyDance Certified Facilitator 215-534-4989 • JourneyDance.com EarthRhythmSacredDance.com JourneyDance is a whole-body experience that tickles the mind and nourishes the soul. It is freestyle movement to world music where self-expression releases tension. Visit the website for upcoming dances or to book a JourneyDance for a group. No dance experience needed to feel this wild freedom.

DENTISTRY - HOLISTIC DENTAL WELLNESS CENTRE

Hyo J. Lim DMD 216 Mall Blvd, Ste 11, King of Prussia 610-265-4485 DentalWellnessCentre.com Dr. Hyo Lim provides a holistic approach to exceptional dentistry, in a warm and caring environment. At Dental Wellness Centre, mercuryand metal-free restorations are used for the most biocompatible results. Biocompatibility testing for dental materials is available. Invisalign is offered as an alternative to metal braces. Zirconium and titanium implants are offered to replace damaged or missing teeth. Free digital X-rays with initial consultation. See ad, page 27.

HERITAGE DENTAL

Beth Skovron, DDS 595 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville 215-822-3860 • HeritageDentalDDS.com Enjoy an anxiety-free dental experience. You no longer have to be nervous about going to the dentist. From the moment you open the doors, our friendly and courteous team will make you feel comfortable in our relaxing spa atmosphere. Choose from a wide range of holistic services. See ad with special offers, back page.

FOOD CO-OP WEAVERS WAY AMBLER 217 E Butler Ave, Ambler WeaversWay.coop

Weavers Way Ambler is member-owned and open to the public. The new store includes a café, full-service butcher, bulk and prepared foods. See ad, page 16.

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LANAP & IMPLANT CENTER OF PA

THE ORGANIC MATTRESS STORE

Dr. David DiGiallorenzo focuses on providing oral health solutions through holistic, biologically compatible and organic practices. It is one of the world’s most accomplished centers for periodontal and implant care, which integrates wellness services into their therapeutic approach. He is experienced at immediate total tooth replacement with metal-free dental implants, treating gum disease with LANAP, a no-cut, no-sew method of treating gum disease, comfortable gum grafting with PRGF, implant denture solutions, and chronic pain management. See ad, page 35.

Why an organic mattress? Remove toxic chemicals from the bedroom, naturally flame retardant, repels dust mites, mold and mildew, naturally regulates temperatures and improves spinal alignment. Say goodbye to toxic gases, allergies, night sweats and back pain with an environmentally friendly mattress. Serving the community since 2004. See ad, page 9.

David DiGiallorenzo, DMD 184 W Main St, Collegeville 610-422-3120 • PerioImplants.us

EFT (EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES) DELIA NESSIM COUNSELING Delia Nessim, MS, MFT, NGH 610-416-7535 DNCounseling.com

Ever wonder why people repeat patterns that lead to emotional pain? The answer may lie in past life experiences. Now there is a way to heal trauma on a soul level. It’s called Quantum EFT. Now offering discount sessions— contact Delia today.

1075 Main St, Hellertown Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5pm; Sat, 9:30am-3pm TheOrganicMattressStore.com

HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACHING SUSAN BURGER, DC

215-736-3803 DrSusanBurger@gmail.com LiveWithVitality.com Let the masterpiece that is you e m e rg e . P r o v i d i n g n e u r o emotional technique, lifestyle and wellness coaching, creative chiropractic care, energy healing, mind/body healing education and workshops.

HEART HEALTH ABINGTON CARDIOLOGY

Arnold B Meshkov, MD 1077 Rydal Rd, Ste 307, Rydal 267-626-2881 • AbingtonCardiology.com Board-certified cardiologist with 35 years in private practice. Offering a holistic approach to cardiology with an emphasis on outpatient management, prevention, diagnosis, lifestyle and treatment. See ad, page 26.

ENERGY THERAPY SYNERGY ENERGY WELLNESS Nicole Culver 973-580-2353 SynergyMBSWellness.com

Relax and revitalize with restful energy wellness therapy. Sessions include tuning fork therapy, vibration sound, crystals, aromatherapy, targeted reflexology and reiki to balance, cleanse and bring optimal wellness.

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HOME & WELLNESS PRODUCTS SUSAN PONTELANDOLFO

267-474-7536 SusanPontelandolfo@gmail.com AHealthCafe.com/springhousegreenliving

MASSAGE & BODYWORK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SHIATSU

6055C Kellers Church Rd, 2nd Floor, Pipersville 215-766-2800 • Shiatsubo.com Celebrating 20 years as the area’s leading center for shiatsu massage training and treatment. Come visit our new space in Pipersville. New courses start regularly. See ad, page 33.

Dedicated to educating people on toxins and chemicals found in their homes, and the effects they have on their health. Convert your home to safer, healthier products.

HOSPICE ASCEND HOSPICE

108 Cowpath Rd, Stes 3 & 4, Lansdale 215-542-2100 AscendHospice.com Bringing a personalized and holistic approach to hospice care. Our trained volunteers offer aromatherapy, massage therapy, reiki and pet therapy to bring healing and wholeness to clients and their families. See ad, page 19.

HYPNOTHERAPY BETH ALLYN HERMAN COUNSELING

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LEGAL SERVICES LAW OFFICES OF JENNIFER J RILEY 585 Skippack Pike, Ste 200, Blue Bell 900 W Valley Rd, Ste 703, Wayne 215-283-5080 • JJRLawFirm.com

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IN YOUR HANDS, LLC

Megan Downs, LMT, E-RYT Center for Natural Healing Bailiwick Office Campus, Ste 26, Doylestown • 215-206-3394 InYourHands.MassageTherapy.com Megan’s therapeutic massage technique works deeply by targeting specific problem areas while keeping in mind the whole. She incorporates a variety of methods including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stones, Bellabaci Method of Cupping and Aromatherapy, and also offers Therapeutic Yoga instruction. Relieve pain and stress, increase body awareness, heal and relax.

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Brit Reed, DC 107 N Main St, Ste 5, Mansfield 607-742-8707 • In-FertilityCenter.org D r. R e e d s p e c i a l i z e s i n reproductive challenges, preconceptive care and women’s pelvic health. She uses customized, non-invasive methods, techniques and protocols to restore optimal female function. See ad, page 20.

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Silver Lake Nature Center (SNLC) is the home of the area’s first Earthship, a carbon-zero structure built with recycled products, that heats and cools itself, that gathers its own water, recycles its own waste, and produces food. Education, recreation, research and advocacy.

NATUROPATHY LICENSED NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR 2325 Heritage Center Dr Bldg 100, Ste 115, Furlong 267-406-0782 • DrLachman.com

Experience Shiatsu/Shin Tai Bodywork, in New Hope. Align your body’s structure using muscle energy and fascial release techniques, central channel release to allow free-flowing spinal alignment, and cranial work. This releases hidden trauma trapped in the body, and life force is then able to return.

Julie Lachman, ND, graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society; Naturopaths are specialists in complex diseases, ie, autoimmune. She has additional training in women’s health and pediatrics and certification as a CEASE (Complete Elimination of Autistic Spectrum Expression) practitioner. She sees patients of all ages.

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Julia Helstrom, DO 10 S Clinton St, Ste 101, Doylestown 267-454-7262, BCIMedicine.com Bucks County Center for Integrative Medicine: where traditional family medicine and alternative modalities combine for an individualized plan. Come attain your personalized optimal wellness.

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Montgomery Integrative Health Group 1108 E Willow Grove Ave, Wyndmoor 215-233-6226 MontgomeryIntegrativeHealth.com Dr. Daila Pravs is trained in integrative, functional medicine and specializes in family medicine, women’s health, urinary tract infections, colds, rashes, musculoskeletal concerns, nutrition and food intolerance, nutrigenomics, stress, sleep, emotional wellbeing, digestive wellness and environmental factors. See ad, page 3.

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REFLEXOLOGY TRACY MCGOVERN

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REGENERATIVE MEDICINE STAR ADVANCED MEDICINE

Bonnie McKinley, DO 2325 Heritage Center Dr, Ste 315, Furlong 267-544-0664 • StarAdvancedMed.com

Dr. Heidi Wittels is a functional medical doctor who specializes in “whole-person” diagnosis and integrative treatment of Lyme disease, mold sensitivity and biotoxins, cognitive decline, autoimmune disease, metabolic syndrome, hyperlipidemia, digestive concerns, nutrigenomics and methylation. See ad, page 3.

A board-certified physician, Dr. McKinley specializes in noninvasive, regenerative treatments including prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, DioWave laser, microneedling, and the Vampire Series: Facial, Facelift, Breast Lift, Hair Restoration, O-Shot and P-Shot. See ad, page 11.

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Dr. Suzanne Walski has been serving the community since 1987. Currently providing chiropractic, TCVM acupuncture, K-Laser, Bach Flower, and nutritional/food therapy. Geriatric and pets with complicated health issues welcome. See ad, page 4.

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A welcoming, cozy, Kripaluaffiliated studio with the sacred mission of serving from the heart. Offering yoga and ayurveda classes and workshops, meditation and energy healing sessions.


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