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August 2018 | South Jersey Edition |

The Complete Wellness Center Call us at 856.380.1330 or visit us at: Dr. Camille Semple, board certified in OB/GYN, Integrative Medicine & Aesthetic Medicine, now offers complete health and wellness options: Bioidentical Hormone Restoration Therapy

Effective Weight Management

BHRT is a safe and effective treatment of hormone imbalance. We will help you naturally eliminate:

Our Physician Supervised program offers the following benefits and more:

 Hot Flashes/Night Sweats

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 Average Weight Loss

 Depression & Anxiety

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We welcome you! Come see and enjoy this awesome wellness center. No need to bring anything other than your desire to feel GREAT. 100 + group exercise classes each week Aquatic Center with four pools Wide range of cardio equipment Member discounts available. Ask for details!

The William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness 856-325-5300 | 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees, NJ The Center for HealthFitness – Washington Township 856-341-8111 | 239 Hurffville Crosskeys Road, Ste. 100, Sewell, NJ The Center for HealthFitness – Moorestown 856-291-8800 | 401 Young Avenue, Moorestown, NJ MOR-110889_0218

Why do Fertility Challenged Patients Trek to New Jersey?

To see Dr. Jewel Amui-Bellon

These beautiful ‘results’ speak for themselves (in a few years) Have you been told you are too old to have children, or have too many fibroids, and future fertility will be impossible? Our Dr. Jewel Amui-Bellon aided a successful pregnancy outcome delivered at age 57 with successful outcomes for mother and baby.

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What’s HOT and COLD at ICAM? Two things are super-hot and super cold at ICAM right now: HOCATT and CRYOSKIN 2.0 Therapies.

Let’s start with the HOT. HOCATT – an acronym for Hyperthermic Ozone and Carbonic Acid Transdermal Technology!! This is one of the finest technologies in health and wellness and its right at your fingertips here at ICAM. Ozone, Steam, FIR, Aromatherapy and Electrotherapy in the HOCATT provides a multitude of health and healing benefits for everyone. Transdermal Ozone provides the greatest and fastest form of detoxing available. The benefits of the HOCATT are endless. Feel, look and be great on the inside and out! The HOCATT has powerful anti-aging, detox, healing, and wellness benefits. So, what is it? How does it work? The HOCATT is a 30 minute, single unit ozone steam sauna that you comfortably sit inside of on an adjustable seat and the chamber doors close to cover the body while your head remains outside of the chamber. A neck drape ensures the retention of the steam and ozone to stay inside the chamber. A nasal cannula is placed around the neck to provide pure humified

oxygen with a touch of aromatherapy to give you a calming, healing, and relaxing experience during your treatment. You may listen to music, watch TV or just relax in silence while HOCATT takes care of everything else. It’s like being at the spa! For more detailed information about the HOCATT, please go to our website

Now onto the COLD!! What’s freezing at ICAM…. Your fat cells! How are we doing this? With CRYOSKIN 2.0 technology - a form of cryotherapy. We are literally freezing away fat cells and slimming our bodies and just in time for summer!! Do you have a couple inches you want to lose or a specific problem area you want to work on? Would you like to be a little more toned in that bathing suit? Maybe some slimming and toning of the abdomen, back, thighs, arms, buttocks, face and chin. A typical treatment is about 12-28 minutes. Treat yourself to a pleasurable toning facial and take years off your skin, increase collagen production, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles with this non-surgical, non-invasive, painless technology. Freeze and eliminate fat cells

away with Cryoskin that is powered by cryolipolysis – a medical treatment used to destroy fat cells by freezing within the temperature range of +5 to -5 degrees Celsius. This cryotherapy causes apoptosis or cell death of subcutaneous fat tissues. Cryoskin is a new French technology that is very safe, and non-invasive. Patients see and feel results immediately! You will literally see the inches disappear after the treatment. Research has shown a 38% fat reduction in treated areas. So come get your “CRYO” on at ICAM. For more detailed information please go to our website at

Both of these therapies have brought ICAM to yet another level of HealthCare and when combined with our other services and therapies, give a new meaning to “Wellness”. In the past four weeks we have already provided these two services to over one hundred patients and counting.

Hope to see you soon, yours in Health and Wellness, MARK J. BARTISS, MD

Complementary And Alternative Medicine: The Medicine Of The New Millennium

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Empowered Light Holistic Expo Returns to Oaks


his fall’s Empowered Light Holistic Expo is just around the corner, running from 5 to 9 p.m., September 28, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., September 29 and 30, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, in Oaks, Pennsylvania. Plenty of free parking is available. The expo’s focus is on holistic lifestyles, spiritual classes and personal development. “People feel stressed and distracted, and they are looking for more connection and answers,” says the expo’s founder, Sue Greenwald. “The expo offers connection with new friends, new ideas and, most of all, a community where people feel supported in a fun way.” The September expo will feature Dr. Michal Salla, who will be presenting two lectures on the hidden history and significance of Antarctica, and Grammy nominee Dalien, aka 13 Hands, who will present a shamanic sound meditation and healing concert. Gabriele Weber, intuitive healer and teacher, will be a featured speaker, as will Ataana, an author, intuitive and energy healer from Nashville. Empowered Light engages attendees with experiential classes, like dance, meditation and sound healing, or mini-treatments, such as reiki and massage. Attendees can choose from more than 50 workshops and lectures. Guests can linger and shop in between presentations with more than 150 holistic vendors. Interested vendors are encouraged to apply now for a space. Cost: General admission, $5-$20. Some presentations additional. Advance ticket purchases encouraged. Location: 100 Station Ave. For more information, call 484-459-3082, email or visit See ad on page 15.

Custom Summer Skin Care Essentials Now Available at Infuse


nfuse can change your whole skin care experience. We offer customers the opportunity to not only create a natural custom scent, but can also choose from our Raw Bar in order to positively affect their products uniquely for themselves,” says Pesh Patel, owner of Infuse. Infuse has plenty of options including a lightweight sprayable lotion to take on the go, beard oil or face mists to give you a summer supple face, salt/sugar scrubs for sandal ready feet, or some hydrating aloe to recover from sun-filled days. Infuse also offers beach-ready hair without driving to the shore in a simple sea salt hair spray or a sweet lip sugar scrub to exfoliate and hydrate your lips. Customers can also pamper themselves in a three-step luxurious bath treatment with a custom bath bomb, relaxing and knowing they picked every ingredient. Patel explains that customers choose 45ml of clay to help detoxify the body, 45ml of any salt to help create a soothing mineralization bath, and then 10ml of any body butter to help moisturize. Finally, there is an array of certified essential oils to choose from, which will assist in creating an aromatherapy atmosphere. “Did I mention that all of our products are made in our glass walled lab in just minutes?” says Patel. Infuse, recently profiled on “FYI Philly”, creates a one-of-a-kind experience where patrons can infuse their own custom scent into a DIY recipe from the 40-plus natural and organic bases including vegan and gluten-free options. Cost: Varies. Location: Marlton Crossing Shopping Center, 107 Rte. 73 S., Marlton. For more information, call 856-452-5511, visit, email or follow on Facebook and Instagram at #InfusedHere. See ad on page 35. 8

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Dorothy’s Healing Center Offers Holistic Wellness


orothy Green, HHP, owner and operator of Dorothy’s Healing Center in Hainesport, has announced the opening of her second location in Narberth, Pennsylvania. After 11 years at the Hainesport location, Green expanded her services to reach more people in the holistic community. With 19 years experience under her belt, Green works with a fitness yoga teacher, a nutritionist and wellness massage therapists to treat symptoms associated with back injuries, stress, migraines, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, cardiovascular symptoms, fibromyalgia, autism, anxiety, trauma, depression, ADD/ ADHD, digestive symptoms, addiction, arthritis and bladder or kidney issues. Location: 104.5 Forrest Ave., Narberth, PA. For more information, call 609-261-1955 or visit




Holistic Pain Management & Integrative Medicine Moves to New Location In last month’s new location announcement, the address was incorrect. Dr. Polina Karmazin has relocated her practice to The Pavilions of Voorhees, 2301 East Evesham Road, Building 800, Suite 219, in Voorhees, New Jersey. Dr. Polina Karmazin Specializing in holistic pain management and integrative medicine, Karmazin employs a functional medicine approach which aims to address the root of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms. She uses well-proven and safe modalities such as homeopathy, acupuncture and biopuncture. Current and future patients are asked to start using the new address.


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Learn How to Make Natural Glues at Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust


harles White invites you to join him at Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust at 2 p.m. on August 19 for a workshop on natural glues, part of their Walk in the Wild series. Guests are asked to meet at the Willoughby House. Before guests begin experimenting with pitch glue and testing glue formulas, experts will discuss the history of glues and which ones were used by our forefathers. White’s love of the outdoors started early in the woods of Quebec along Lake Ontario. Since then, he has campled, hiked, canoed and kayaked throughout the northeast, southeast and southwest, mostly as a solo hiker. He has organized and led many groups as they ventured into the outdoors and often refers to himself as an old boy scout. Cost: Free. Location: 340 Pine Ave., Deptford, NJ. For more information, call Charles White at 856-217-9138.

Heal Your Voice and Empower Your Expression with Holistic Voice Coaching


iulia Eve Flores, a classically trained actress, holistic voice coach and owner of Conscious Performers Collective, is now offering private holistic voice coaching sessions. When it comes to using their authentic voices and expressing their truth, many people have suffered some form of trauma, manifesting in stuttering, slinking back physically, having no volume or resonance, swallowing words or not finishing sentences. Often it can also result in over-asserting and using violent language to communicate, which is triggered by the deep frustration of not being heard. To stand strongly yet gracefully in our authentic expression is a very valuable skill to be learned when in the teaching, speaking, coaching or performing professions. It is equally as powerful and useful in our everyday lives and communications as well, no matter what work we do. In learning breath centering, breath support, forward placement, resonance, sonic meditation, internal sound healing, pitch and articulation techniques, we can heal the trauma our voices hold and integrate skills of confidence, communication and connection. Cost: $40/hr. for private sessions. For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Giulia Eve Flores at 856-571-4477, email or visit

Learn to Extend Your Harvest with the Seed Circle Library


top by The Haddon Township Public Library at 7 p.m. on August 2 to join Master Gardener Keith Monahan for an educational program on extending the life of your garden beds past the usual summer growing season. Monahan will teach attendees what and when to plant for harvesting into late fall, winter and even the following spring and summer months. He will speak on a variety of topics including protecting plants from cold weather, plants that are improved by winter, over-wintering pepper plants and how to plant garlic and shallots for summer harvest. The South Jersey Seed Circle Library will also be on hand with seeds that can be planted in your garden now. At the conclusion of the program, guests will be able to participate in a group order of seed garlic for planting in the fall.

Location: 15 MacArthur Blvd., Westmont, NJ. For more information, call 856-425-2221 or visit

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Individual pain relief treatments and self-care sessions for: Arthritis, TMJ, sciatica, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, back and knee pain, sports related pain and more. Also specializing in manual lymph drainage. Group Pain-Relief Workshops: Workplace On-Site Pain Relief Learn & Lunch for Business Injury Prevention and Pain Relief for Athletes Health fairs, churches and community organizations and conferences

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revention is the hallmark of good healthcare. As your proactive partner in health, I am devoted to helping you and your family stay healthy. At The Institute for Medical Wellness, we integrate traditional family care with holistic and complementary medicine to treat the whole person for a healthy heart, mind and body. Our balanced, caring approach empowers you to tap into your body’s natural ability to heal by addressing the root cause of illness – not just medicating symptoms.

We offer: • Direct Primary Care • Convenient, Same and Next day appointments • Compassionate, supportive, non-rushed Office Visits • Nutrition and Supplement Counseling • Paleo Diet and Lifestyle Counseling • Massage Therapy • Network of private medical and holistic health professionals

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The Cestone Foundation Awards Grant to AWA


he Animal Welfare Association (AWA) was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the Cestone Foundation to support shelter diversion and retention activities. These funds will assist shelter staff in their efforts to educate, engage and enrich the community, and keep pets inside their homes. The Engage, Educate and Enrich diversion program consists of a variety of tactics that are aimed at keeping companion animals out of shelters. These tactics include a call center hotline, community education programs, human education programs and a pet pantry that provides free pet food to owners. AWA’s goal of keeping companion animals from entering the shelter is expensive and labor intensive. The shelter staff works hard towards providing community members and pets owners with the necessary resources to handle medical and behavior concerns that may cause them to relinquish their pets to the shelter. Katie Ritter, volunteer and outreach coordinator, notes, “These programs are designed to teach people of all ages compassion, respect and empathy for all living creatures as well as strengthen the human-animal bond.” According the ASPCA, pet problems are the primary reason that owners need to rehome their pets. This accounts for 47 percent of rehomed dogs and 42 percent of rehomed cats. Problems included pets growing too large, aggressive behaviors and health problems, which owners felt they were not equipped to handle. However, many behaviors and medical issues can be corrected with proper training and treatment provided by AWA’s pet care resources. Pet owners that have more support provided to them are less likely to relinquish their pet. Special events and community programs manager Sophia Barrett continues, “Staff travels outside of the shelter into the community to speak to students in surrounding schools about proper treatment and safety around animals. This helps them better understand pets within their own homes from a young age.” The shelter staff continues to expand their programs and find new strategies to educate the surrounding community. For more information, visit

Rancocas Nature Center to Host Star Watch/Astronomy Night


riends of Rancocas Nature Center and the West Jersey Astronomical Society (WJAS) will co-host the fourth Star Watch/ Astronomy Night starting at 7:30 p.m. on August 3 (rain date August 10). WJAS will bring an array of telescopes and other optics to guide both beginners and experienced star gazers through the summer night sky. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights, lawn chairs and binoculars. Cost: RNC members $10 per person, $25 per family (limit 5). Non-members $15 per person, $40 per family (limit 5). Location: 794 Rancocas Rd., Westampton, NJ. To pre-register, call 609-261-2495. For more information, visit 12

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Genetically Modified Children Now Available on DVD/VOD


n June 5, Cinema Libre Studio released an informational film on DVD and VOD entitled Genetically Modified Children. The 55-minute documentary discusses the possibility of Monsanto chemicals permanently altering the genes of children. Low-income tobacco farmers face skyrocketing cancer rates with more devastating repercussions affecting their children including severe physical deformities and mental disabilities. Choosing between poverty or poison, Latin American growers have no choice but to use harmful chemicals such as the herbicide glyphosate and Bayer’s insecticide Confidor if they want to certify and sell their crops to big tobacco. As patent and regulatory laws continue to favor the profits of Monsanto and chemical companies, the tobacco makes its way into the hands and mouths of consumers worldwide in Philip Morris products, while the poisons used to harvest the crops contaminate the farmers’ blood and are modifying the human genome, creating genetically modified children. The film is available for purchase on Amazon and is available for streaming on Vimeo and Amazon digital. Cost: $19.95. For more information, visit



Infuse Celebrates Their First Birthday



nfuse invites you to join them for the celebration of their first birthday, starting at 1 p.m. on August 18. Guests will enjoy a day of family fun including live performances, raffles, artists, local vendors, giveaways, meet and greets, DJs and more. Guests will also get to partake in the unique retail experience that Infuse offers customers. Infuse allows customers to create custom organic personal care products from lip balm to essential oil blends, liquid and bar soaps, lotions, shave gel, shampoo and conditioner, salt and sugar scrubs and more, all starting with their 80-plus organic and internationally recognized, third-partycertified essential oils. Location: 107 S. Rte. 73, Marlton, NJ. For more information, call 856-452-5511 or visit See ad on page 35.

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Namaste Studio Offering 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training


his fall, Namaste Studio will offer a 200hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), powered by Honor Yoga and led by Rachel Tarvin and Veronica Carpenter. The 11-weekend commitment runs from next month through February 2019. An investment in this program includes a YTT manual, yoga mat tote and six months of unlimited classes at Namaste Studio. Located inside the Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club, Namaste Studio’s unique program does so much more than fulfill Yoga Alliance requirements. They inspire, support and help students create a plan for the future, whether you are at a pivotal point professionally or you want to learn more about the many aspects of yoga including philosophy, meditation, pranayama, ayurveda and anatomy. Tarvin and Carpenter go above and beyond to give students the knowledge and confidence they need to become their authentic selves as teachers. Training is modularized and trainees can take up to two years to complete. Missed modules can be made up at any Honor Yoga location. Please note that 14-flex hours are built into the schedule to be missed if necessary and approved by the Asana lead.

Cost: $3,300 (payment plans available). For more information, call Rachel Tarvin at 856-429-1388 x 171, email or visit

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rotect your home from pests year round with Terra Pest Solutions’ environmentally responsible home protection plan. The package includes coverage for a variety of insects, arachnids and rodents, as well as a quarterly service of the interior and exterior of your home. During the warm summer months, ants can be a big problem in our homes. Although there are many different household remedies available, these products typically provide only temporary relief. The Odorous house ant, for example, is a species of small ants know as sugar ants. They are attracted to sources of water and sweets, and are one of the most common type of ant invader. A colony can consist of multiple queens and over 100,000 workers. Considering the many different species of invasive ants in our region, you will need a trained expert to rid your home and garden for ants for good. Cost: Varies. For more information, call 856-625-9357 or visit See ad on page 39.


imberly Francano, an accredited master trainer, is offering a level 1 and 2 Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) training class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 28 to 30, in Clarksboro. For those curious about EFT, an introduction to EFT workshop entitled Tapping Into Happiness will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on August 18 as well. A level 1 and 2 EFT training presents foundational EFT skills, offers demonstrations and interactive practice sessions so that each student leaves with experience in self-tapping and Kimberly Francano guiding others through the tapping process. This training is great for professionals who want to enhance their therapy, counseling, coaching or healing practices, and for those who want to learn tapping for themselves and their families. Follow up mentoring will also be available for those looking to becoming an AAMET accredited certified EFT practitioner. Francano, founder of Miracles Welcome Here, is committed to offering high impact transformation, training, mentoring and coaching both virtually and in person across the globe. She has been successfully coaching, training and guiding an international community of therapists, medical professionals, business owners, coaches, healers, massage therapists and many others in the helping professions field for over 10 years. Cost: $595 (Level 1 & 2) or $35 (Intro Class). Location: 27 W Cohawkin Rd., Clarksboro, NJ. For more information, call 856-217-1127 or visit

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Take Magnesium to Metabolize Vitamin D Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels. Thus, it remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans on nutrient-poor diets, reports a research review in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. “Without magnesium, vitamin D is not really useful or safe,” says study co-author Mohammed S. Razzaque, Ph.D., a professor of pathology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Erie, Pennsylvania. As a consequence, taking vitamin D supplements can increase a person’s calcium and phosphate levels, even if they remain vitamin D deficient, he explains; and that can lead to vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren’t sufficient. The magnesium factor may explain why vitamin D supplementation doesn’t necessarily help vitamin D deficiency-related disorders such as skeletal deformities, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. Natural sources of magnesium include almonds, cashews and other nuts, bananas, beans, broccoli, brown rice, egg yolks, fish oil, green vegetables, mushrooms, oatmeal, soybeans, sweet corn, tofu, whole grains, and pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and flax seeds.

Is Your Body Acidic? Kangen Water Can Help According to Susan Lark, M.D., author of The Chemistry of Success, when your cells, tissues and interstitial fluids are overly acidic, you are more likely to experience an array of negative effects. These negative effects enable the body to become fatigued, find it more difficult to think clearly, develop a pessimistic outlook on life, retain toxins and heavy metals, experience stiffness, joint pain, and arthritis, are susceptible to frequent colds, flu, allergies and respiratory ailments, get chronic fatigue, chemical sensitivities or fibromyalgia, lack energy and a vital spark to achieve goals and aspirations and develop high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders, cancer, heart disease, diabetes or inflammation.   The good news, however, is that antioxidant rich, alkaline restructured Kangen Water can help the body preserve and maintain its calcium, magnesium and potassium reserves by providing ionic alkaline minerals and negative hydroxyl ions to buffer excess acids.  Kangen Water can revitalize cells and is a healthy alternative to tap or bottled water. For more information, to try a free sample of antioxidant alkaline Kangen Water and to get your free healthy water eBook, call 201-913-0397 or visit See ad on page 39.


Screentime Overdose Means Unhappy Teens Teens that spend the most time staring at screens while playing games, texting, surfing the Internet or engaging in social media tend to be unhappier than those with less screen time, reports a San Diego State University study of more than a million teens.


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Holding Hands Reduces Pain Holdings hands with a loved one reduces physical pain, report researchers at the University of Colorado and University of Haifa that studied the brainwaves of 22 heterosexual couples between ages 23 and 32. When in each other’s presence, the couples’ brainwaves tended to synchronize, especially in the alpha mu band, a measure of focused attention; holding hands amplified this effect and markedly lowered pain levels. The more empathetic the man was to the woman’s pain, the more their brain activity synced and her pain decreased. Men that were less empathetic did not produce the same effect.

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Sodas Lower Fertility Women that drink one or more sugary sodas a day are 25 percent less likely each month to become pregnant. Men drinking the same amount are 33 percent less likely each month to father a child. Boston University School of Medicine researchers studied 1,045 men and 3,828 women that were tested for a period up to 12 menstrual cycles. Energy drinks had an even greater fertility-lowering effect than sugarladen drinks; fruit juices and diet sodas had little impact.

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Essential Oils for Travelers Travel can create some of our happiest memories; however, navigating airports, foreign languages or unknown cities can sometimes put a damper on an adventure. Essential oils can help ease those kinds of situations. Using pure essential oils helps reduce the possibility of exposure to any pesticides or herbicides that the plants may have been grown in (which oils are distilled from), as well as to eliminate the possible exposure to synthetic oils. Both situations change the chemistry composition of the oils, and potentially create situations such as allergies. York notes that many essential oil companies do not create ingestible oils, therefore, it’s important to choose those that are specifically identified as ones that may be ingested. With that in mind, she suggests two oils to consider taking on your next trip: peppermint and lavender. Peppermint Add some pep to your step by inhaling peppermint’s refreshing aroma after stepping off the plane. Massage some on the bottoms of your feet after a long day of walking or add a drop or two to warm water and drink to help ease the effects of eating too many new kinds of foods. Lavender Sometimes, the best vacations push us far outside of our comfort zones— with some resulting tension. Help your body adjust to a new time zone by adding lavender to a nighttime tea to improve sleep quality. Inhale the oil’s floral aroma before venturing off to a new adventure—like zip lining in Costa Rica—for its calming scent, or add several drops of Lavender to massage oil and massage into skin after a day of too much sun. Marylyn York is an Independent Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. For more information on products or to learn more about promoting essential oils as a career, contact her at 877-436-2299 or visit Distributor #489656.

Turmeric Helps Heal Skin Ailments Turmeric, with its renowned anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, seems to improve a number of skin conditions when taken topically or orally, concludes a review of clinical studies published in Phytotherapy. Researchers at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, and the University of California, Sacramento, selected the 10 strongest clinical studies on turmeric out of 234 published. They concluded that this spice, with its active ingredient curcumin, was effective in treating acne, oral lichen planus (mouth inflammation), pruritus (itchy skin), psoriasis, radiodermatitis (a side effect of radiation treatment), diabetic microangiopathy (bleeding of small blood vessels) and diabetic edema (swelling). Studies on other skin conditions were either inconsistent or ineffective, the report concluded.

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A research paper, World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice, published in the journal Bioscience about the fate of humanity, has received more than 20,000 signatures and endorsements from scientists in 184 countries. Meanwhile, if humans don’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically and maintain carbon sinks like forests within 10 years, the impact on our climate will be catastrophic, according to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Researchers there have developed a model that they believe could do the trick; it calls for fossil fuel consumption to be reduced to less than 25 percent of the global energy supply by 2100, a drastic cut from the 95 percent being used now. Deforestation also must be cut significantly to lead to a 42 percent decrease in cumulative emissions. The target is in line with the Paris agreement on climate change, which 194 countries have signed, but not the United States. 20

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Dolly Parton Donates Millions of Books Singer Dolly Parton donated the 100 millionth book of her career via her nonprofit Imagination Library earlier this year. She began in 1995, donating books to children in her home state of Tennessee. Now, Imagination Library mails 1 millionplus books per month to children around the world. Parton celebrated the milestone by donating to and giving a reading at the Library of Congress. “My daddy couldn’t read and write, and that always troubled and bothered him, so I wanted to do something special for him,” says Parton. “I got the idea to start this program and let my dad help me with it, and he got to live long enough to hear the kids call me the ‘book lady.’”


Pete, a 34-year-old Amazon parrot, received a boot-like prosthesis made by a 3-D printer from a customized mold after his leg was ripped off by a fox. A day later, he was not only already starting to accept it, but also realized he could place his weight on it. “That in itself is revolutionary for a bird,” says Veterinarian LaToya Latney, service head and attending clinician of the Exotic Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ryan Hospital, known as Penn Vet. “He gets it.” In another case of an interspecies application of new medical technology, Lola, a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, the most endangered species of marine turtle, suffered injuries so extensive that a flipper was amputated. Losing a limb can make it difficult for a turtle to avoid predators or chase after prey. At the Key West Aquarium, in Florida, Iok Wong, Samantha Varela and Vivian Liang, three recent engineering graduates from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Massachusetts, used their specialized skills and 3-D printing to create an effective, low-cost prosthetic turtle flipper.


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Small Conservation Organization Does Big Things for South Jersey by Nicole Lloyd Southern New Jersey has an abundance of natural resources, from sprawling wetlands to picturesque farmlands. Increased land development, however, has put these natural areas at risk. Fortunately, one small nonprofit organization is working to conserve and protect the beauty and utility of South Jersey’s unique environment—and to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about it.


outh Jersey Land and Water Trust (SJLWT) is making a big impact on the environment in our state. They’ve organized cleanups, conducted stream testing, advocated for better environmental policies, and more. Also, of course, they preserve land and water habitats in the state. As of this year, they have preserved more than 1,500 acres of open space and 600-plus acres of farmland. Their motivation is preserving land and water so that life—both natural and human—can thrive. “We’re protecting our shared resources,” says Christine Nolan, the executive director of the organization. “The air we breathe, the land we get our food from, the water we drink—all of these are affected by human impact to the natural environment.” The work that SJLWT does—conserving natural areas that improve air quality, preserving the farmland where our food grows and cleaning areas where our drinking water comes from—ensures that these shared resources continue to be available to us. Certainly, local flora and fauna benefit from SJLWT’s work, as well. The open spaces they’ve preserved have provided 22

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habitats for countless species of plants and animals that would’ve been pushed out had builders developed those areas. Tall Pines State Preserve, in Mantua Township, is one of SJLWT’s most well-known preserved spaces. The vast meadows and thickets of trees completely mask its past as it used to be a golf course. Yet, over the course of several years, many partners have worked to convert the area into natural space. Now the area is home to beavers, foxes and many species of birds and plants. Further, the wide, paved trails have made it a popular location with locals that use the preserve to bird watch, hike and jog. They also protected Oldman’s Creek Preserve, in Swedesboro. This newly restored preserve is a hidden gem in South Jersey, offering countless nature activities for visitors. The trails at this preserve weave through wooded areas, over gently rippling streams and past tranquil ponds. Signage along the trails inform visitors about the wildlife in the area. There’s access to Oldman’s Creek which people can kayak, and also enjoy a labyrinth and a fire pit. The historic house on the preserve serves as

SJLWT’s headquarters. The SJLWT has been able to accomplish all this with a small staff via “partnerships,” says Nolan. “We partner with other nonprofits, churches, volunteer groups and with government entities.” She emphasizes that they’re open to partnerships of all kinds as “You do not have to specialize in the environment for us to organize and get something done.” At SJLWT, they understand that it takes a community of passionate individuals working together to help improve our local environment. One of their most valuable partnerships also serves as an educational program—the Eagle Scouts. Much of the restoration of Oldman’s Creek Preserve was made possible through the partnership with the Eagle Scouts. Young men in this organization built the fire pit, cleared and created some of the trails, and built birdhouses and benches for the property. The preserve also serves as a location for Eagle Scout meetings and events. SJLWT provides additional educational programs as well. At SJLWT, they believe it’s vital to provide educational opportunities because “it’s important for people to understand how the environment works around them and why we must protect it,” according to Nolan. They’ve put this belief into action as they seek to provide educational programming for people of all ages and experience levels. One of their popular educational programs is their Walks in the Woods series. These guided nature walks—which are open to the public—take place in different parks and preserves around South Jersey. Michael Hogan, the program manager for the organization, leads these with passion and vigor. On the walks, Hogan teaches attendees how to identify local plants, gives bits of trivia about local wildlife and discusses how history shaped the natural environment. He’s an endless fountain of information about South Jersey’s natural and cultural history, and attendees of these walks always walk away wide-eyed with everything they’ve learned. SJLWT also provides educational opportunities for young people hoping for a future career in the environment. They’re

partnered with the AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors program and provide internships for college students as well. More recently, SJLWT has added two new projects to their repertoire. They’re working to build rain gardens that serve as a natural filter for rain water, and have started up a Citizen Science program. This program seeks to help the public to learn more about water quality. It’s open to school groups, college students, interns or anyone else interested in learning about watershed stewardship. At SJLWT, they understand that it takes passion, education and community to protect our natural spaces. Also, while the work can be challenging, it’s also vital because, as Nolan says, “When we’re protecting our environment, we’re protecting a healthy way of life for all living species including us.” Nicole Lloyd is a Philadelphia-area freelance writer and blogger specializing in the environment, natural history and anthropology. Subscribe to her blog at GetWonderstruck. com. For writing services, visit NicoleLloyd  For more information about becoming a member and how to support the efforts of South Jersey Land & Water Trust, visit or follow them on Facebook. 

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Why we need it: fluid balance, nerve transmission, muscle contraction Food sources: bananas, dried figs, nuts, avocadoes Recommended Daily Intake: 4.7 grams (g)


MIGHTY MINERALS What We Need to Stay Healthy by Judith Fertig

Minerals—inorganic chemical elements or compounds that cannot be produced by the body, but occur in nature—play a key role in helping us function at our best.


ccording to the authors of Minerals: The Forgotten Nutrient - Your Secret Weapon for Getting and Staying Healthy, they are integral to our health. Joy Stephenson-Laws, the lead author and founder of the nonprofit Proactive Health Labs, in Santa Monica, California, suggests getting a full-spectrum mineral test through a healthcare provider to identify any deficiencies or imbalances. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives a broad, general Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for minerals, it’s not the most up-do-date or the most specific information according to gender, age or stage in life. The more current Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) are nutrient-reference values developed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies—five private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis, located in Washington, D.C., Irvine, California, and Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Intended 24

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to serve as a guide for good nutrition by covering 40-plus nutrient substances and more demographically specific than the RDA, the DRI provides a scientific basis for the development of food guidelines in the U.S. and Canada. This list of important minerals, based on the worldwide studies collected in the journal Minerals, is a good starting point. Another good reference is the extensive chart from the IOM of the National Academy of Sciences at

Our Body’s Periodic Table Sodium with Chlorine

Why we need it: fluid balance, nerve transmission, muscle contraction Food sources: sodium combines with chlorine in salt; Himalayan sea salt also contains 84 trace elements Recommended Daily Intake: 1,500 milligrams (mg) of sodium

Why we need it: strong teeth and bones, muscle relaxation and contraction, blood clotting, blood pressure regulation, immune system health Food sources: leafy green vegetables, fortified nut milk, dairy products, canned sardines/salmon, dried figs, oysters; plus mineral water brands labeled higher in calcium and lower in sodium, per integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil Recommended Daily Intake: 1,000 to 1,200 mg


Why we need it: joint function Food sources: fish, beef, poultry, egg yolks, beans, coconuts, bananas, garlic Recommended Daily Intake: 6 mg of sulfur-containing amino acids per pound of adult weight


Why we need it: works with calcium to build strong bones, repair cells Food sources: salmon, yogurt, turkey, lentils, almonds Recommended Daily Intake: 700 mg


Why we need it: strong bones, energy, mental health Food sources: leafy green vegetables, nuts, seeds and foods with fiber Recommended Daily Intake: 310 to 320 mg for adult women, 410 to 420 mg for adult men


Why we need it: helps make blood hemoglobin Food sources: breakfast cereals fortified with iron, white beans, dark chocolate, beef liver, spinach Recommended Daily Intake: 18 mg for adult women, 8 mg for adult men

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Why we need it: healthy immune system Food sources: nuts, seeds, green leafy vegetables Recommended Daily Intake: 11 mg


Why we need it: to ward off colds, aid sexual function Food sources: oysters, shellfish, red meat, whole grains, nuts Recommended Daily Intake: 9 mg for women, 11 mg for men


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We require macrominerals—those we need in larger amounts—as well as microminerals—those necessary in trace amounts. For a good overview from the Harvard University Medical School, visit Tinyurl. com/HelpGuide2Minerals.

Why we need it: facilitates production of natural enzymes Food sources: lima beans, cauliflower, peas, soybeans Recommended Daily Intake: 45 mcg


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Why we need it: facilitates enzymes action Food sources: organ meats, whole grains, shellfish, dark leafy greens Recommended Daily Intake: 900 micrograms (mcg)


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r. Wayne Jonas’ curiosity was piqued after hearing stories of patients that have experienced healing from chronic illnesses or reclaimed well-being without following conventional medical advice. So he focused on researching dimensions of healing that Western medical schools never taught him. The rewards were radical discoveries: whole system science exploring the web of connections within the body; the need to acknowledge an individual’s core multi-dimensions—body/ external, behavior/lifestyle, social/emotional and spiritual/mental—and what’s needed to unlock each person’s inherent capacity for health and healing. The author of How Healing Works: Get Well and Stay Well Using Your Hidden Power to Heal, Jonas concludes, “Only 20 percent of healing comes from the treatment agent the doctor applies. A full 80 percent of the healing potential, which lies dormant in everyone, comes from constructing a meaningful treatment response unique to you. This is internal, highly personal and 26

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uses simple principles and components.” During his 40-year career, Jonas was able to observe multi-level healings with patients, as well as through other professional roles. He’s served as director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, a research scientist at the World Health Organization, CEO and president of the former Samueli Institute and director of the medical research fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Applying whole system science, Jonas developed the view of a patient as a veritable ecosystem. “We are more like a garden to be cultivated than a car to be fixed. Healing emerges when we support and strengthen the connections within us—body, behavior, social and spirit—making us more whole,” says Jonas. His broader approach for healing now includes the impacts of beauty, order, an optimal healing environment, connecting with nature, elements that induce an individual’s greatest meaning response, nourishment of the spiritual self, making

time for joy, the roles of love and the physical presence of loved ones and a supportive social network, as well as the energetic contributions of other social interactions and emotional dimensions. For nearly 40 years, James Oschman, Ph.D., author of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis, has been conducting research in physiology and the biophysics of energy medicines worldwide, including at Cambridge University, in England, and Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. “Medical doctors are unaware of the body’s energy field because they aren’t taught anything about it or physics in medical school. Although the vast majority believe there is no science behind energy medicine or any that proves the body even has an energy field, it is real and has been measured,” says Oschman. He’s passionate about including energy medicine in healing, and says, “To understand the human body, health and healing, you have to look at all dimensions without any exclusions. No aspect of science, medicine or life should be left out. All medical interventions and everything you do to the body involves energy. An awareness of this can fully transform any medical approach.” Jonas experienced the energetic dimension of healing when his wife, Susan, was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Although skeptical, he tried the process of laying his hands on her while imagining a soft, white light filled with love being transmitted through the top of his head, down through his hands and into her body. “I knew of the dozens of experiments done at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. When meditating individuals put their hands around test tubes containing immune cells, the amount of infrared radiation emanating from their hands increased, which stimulated the immune cells to produce more adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy-producing molecule found in all cells. After this exposure, those cells survived better when hit with stresses such as heat and chemical shocks,” says Jonas. “Susan said that she could feel something and fell asleep. The next day, she felt less fatigued, slept less and was more active.

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From then on, I cut back on travel and made sure my body—in all its physical, social and emotional dimensions—was around,” says Jonas. To help patients and doctors expand their own perspectives, Jonas has developed a healing-oriented practices and environments (HOPE) consultation protocol ( It includes questions a doctor or patient can use to spark pivotal lifestyle changes that cover optimal healing dimensions—inner, interpersonal, behavioral and external—to evaluate measures that facilitate or hamper healing. Sincerely responding to the answers shows results. “With chronic diseases, it can almost always enhance wellness and wellbeing, and improve function, whether the disease is cured or not,” says Jonas. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at

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ou’re overwhelmed, stressed, scared, tired and depleted. So many other things are going on.  When I asked my sister, who is a breast cancer survivor, to describe this, she stated: “Fighting cancer sometimes brings one face-to-face with not only the big questions of life, but also more temporal questions like, ‘Am I getting the best possible care? Do I know enough about my diagnosis to make informed decisions? Will I be able to drive during my treatment? Will I be able to work? Will I need to file a claim for disability? Will I have someone to help me handle all this?’” Changing the body’s internal environment is the key to wellness. Stress hormones wreak havoc on the body’s systems, from reducing the immune system, to reducing proper digestion, decreasing libido, and decreasing the brain’s ability to think clearly.  There are four areas of wellness which all intertwines and respond to each other. Doing work in one area will help the others, but sometimes you have to glean from your own body’s wisdom of how to start. If you are mentally overwhelmed, it may not be beneficial to get a massage until you release that feeling. You may not get the full benefit of the massage if, throughout the entire session, your mind is racing. Start in the mental realm, then get that massage. The benefits will be huge.  Yet, if you’re so fatigued and sore that you can’t sleep or move without pain, taking a hot bath in Epsom salts or getting a sauna or a gentle, nurturing massage can bring an enormous flood of relaxation hormones into your system.  The four areas are Spiritual, Mental, Emotional and Physical. I’m sure you can think of others: Financial, Interpersonal, 28

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Knowing that there is a greater plan is a huge help. What can my (or my loved one’s) illness be teaching me right now? Let’s say there are great life lessons to be learned that people want to check off on their ethereal bucket list: gratitude, humility, surrender, trust, selflessness, unconditional love. What can I take from this situation? What can I practice here, right now, in every moment?  I was able to witness the work of teachers and nurses that care for children that are medically fragile, are dependent upon their caregivers and/or technology to get their basic needs met: moving, breathing, feeding, coughing. What did I see in these children? They were the teachers. They taught the adults, about how to give compassion,

unconditional love, acceptance, nurturing. This eased my own mind when having to wrap my head and heart around seeing little children taking on so much. Prayer, having people pray for you, meditation, mantras and positive affirmations all have been shown to work. It’s amazing to see scientific research in these areas, proving their validity and efficacy.

Sometimes you may be so keyed up, your mind chatter is spinning out of control like a caffeinated hamster on a greased-up wheel. At this point, trying meditation or another relaxation technique could make you more frustrated. I’d suggest a strenuous physical release: kickboxing; going to a driving range and hitting golf balls really, really hard; going to a batting cage; going for a fast run. Sometimes vigorously shaking your body can do this as well. I do this when I can’t do anything else. Releasing pent up stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline, takes action and movement. Move your body! Yet, what happens if you can’t move your body? If you’re in too much pain? Talk to a loved one, write in a journal. Acknowledge that the part of you that’s in pain is scared and needs comfort. Get the worries out of your body and onto paper. It’s a great way to bear witness to your own journey as well as getting it out of your head. Rehashing and ruminating keeps stress hormones circulating, making it difficult for your body to shift into a more relaxed state.


If sadness, worry, depression, anxiety or anger make you fearful, a great way to combat this is with laughter and gratitude. Watch a funny movie, listen to your favorite music... really loudly. Ask a friend to be your “fun inputter”, tell you a joke or bring over a movie you both love. Feeling the highly renewing emotions like love, gratitude and joy is another way to shift the body’s internal state. Emotions are the primary drivers of our physiology. Emotions happen before thought. It’s why we are startled when we see a spider on our shirt, only to realize a split second later that it was just some fuzz. Breathe deeply for a few minutes, focusing

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We need as many relaxation-response-increasers as possible. They also increase alkalinity and reduce inflammation and nausea. Essential oils like peppermint and ginger can reduce nausea; peppermint can also reduce fever. Put a drop of therapeutic-grade oils in your water or tea, under your nose or

even smell it right from the bottle. Smoothies that have alkaline vegetables and fruits are a wonderful dietary supplement.  A gentle, nurturing massage from a skilled massage therapist is a highly appropriate method to increase the body’s relaxation response. Acupuncture or reiki are also effective bodywork modalities to help the body’s energy levels.  In conclusion, the areas of wellness are interconnected and intertwined. Helping one area will enable the others to

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Parents wishing to simplify child-raising seek less stress and more fun; less scheduling and more casual time; less “shoulds” and more “want-tos” less second-guessing and more confidence.


or a happier family life, experts encourage parents to stay true to their own values, strengths and sense of family purpose, focusing on the wonders of their children instead of endless daily tasks. It begins with each child feeling loved.

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For Gary Chapman, Ph. D., author of The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively, understanding each child’s particular needs for touch, affirming words, quality time, gifts or acts of service is foundational to parenting success. “Other than security, a child’s deepest need is to feel loved,” says Chapman, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “If their love tank is full, children grow up emotionally healthy. Knowing a child’s preferred language helps parents effectively communicate their feelings. The question is not, ‘Do you love your children?’ It’s, ‘Do your children feel loved?’” As Chapman arrives home, his son rushes to hug him, grinning while his dad tousles his hair. Chapman’s daughter often 30

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calls out, “Dad, come into my room. I want to show you something.” This is how he communicates with each child in their primary love language. Parents learn their children’s preferred communication style by observing their behavior, noticing how they express love and listening to them. They can also offer options and track results. For example: n Would you like to take the dog to the park (quality time) or for me to help you study for a test (acts of service)? n Would you like to wrestle (touch) or shop for your new shoes (gift)? “Ideally, we offer heavy doses of the child’s primary language and sprinkle in the others,” says Chapman. “Children who feel loved respond better to suggestions and discipline. They also learn how to express their feelings.”

Avoid Unreal Idealizing

Some parents carry a mental snapshot of their ideal child, perhaps envisioning a kid that is into sports or even-tempered or academically gifted. Often, that picture is very different from the actual child. The first step to truly accepting the child is to allow ourselves to feel whatever authentic feelings pop up. The parent might think, “I love my son, but am struggling; I adore sports and may never get to share that with him.” “Give yourself time to process disappointment,” advises Susan Stiffelman, a Los Angeles marriage and family therapist, mother of one and author of Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Connected. “Then identify the things you love about your kids and share those with them.” As just one example, we might convey that we love the sound of their voice and how gentle they are with the baby. “Appreciating our children as they are is one way to keep our hearts open,” says Stiffelman.

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Focus on the Good

When Barbara Unell, a parent educator and author of Discipline With Love and Limits: Calm, Practical Solutions to the 43 Most Common Childhood Behavior Problems, birthed twins, she was initially daunted by the work of caring for them. Then she began simplifying by focusing on the “wow” factors. “Being a parent speaks to the core of our humanity. Experiencing the growth and development of a human being is miraculous. I started looking at parenting through that lens,” says Unell, who lives in the Leawood, Kansas, area. Asha Dornfest, of Portland, Oregon, a podcaster, co-author of Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less and mother of two, relates, “I paid more attention to my values and my family’s unique needs and was less influenced by parenting experts, social pressures and well-meaning peers.” Dornfest explored her own values by asking, “What did I learn from my parents?” and, “How do I want my family to be different?” She also practiced trusting her intuition. “Even when I’m not certain I’m right, I know I love my children, I’m doing my best, and I’ll make adjustments if necessary,” she says.

Create Rhythm and Rituals

Rhythmic activities ease the anxiety of family transitions and furnish warm solidarity, consistency and connectedness. “Increasing the predictability of meals, bedtime and other rituals also improves family life,” says Davina Muse, a mental health counselor and mother of two from Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Muse serves as training director for Simplicity Parenting, a program based on Kim John Payne’s book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Ex-

traordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids that offers a connective ritual families can merge with mealtimes. Each person describes a “rose” (one good thing from the day) or a “thorn” (one challenging thing) and a “bud” (one thing they’re anticipating). Such sharing builds a family connection and helps kids discuss difficult issues, notes Muse. Also, “Describing the bud lifts everyone’s mood.” Every Friday evening, the Dornfests share a Sabbath dinner, a low-key way for them to gather and talk. “This ritual adds a rhythm to our week and anchors us,” says Dornfest.

Elect De-Stress Over Distress

Everyone can sometimes become overscheduled and overwhelmed; a balance between scheduled time and downtime is necessary to well-being. In her daily checkin, Dornfest confers with herself and her husband, inquiring, “How are things going? Are they too hectic? Is our schedule energizing or draining?” She advises, “When I feel like I’m riding a runaway train, I slow down. There seem to be so many ‘shoulds’ in parenting; we instead need to discover what our family loves.” Before enlisting a child for an activity, Dornfest suggests we ask why it’s important: Are you making up for your own missed opportunities as a child? Are you worried your child will miss out? Do you equate these lessons with being a good and caring parent? Parenting is more than checking off lists and tasks. It’s about being connected with children. Build in playtime, roughhousing, chase each other around the yard, toss balloons or balls together, blow bubbles and welcome opportunities for laughter.

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Most parents think their children would go crazy if half their toys and books were removed, but this isn’t true. “My trainers and I have worked with thousands of parents on decluttering, and the results have been powerful,” says Muse. The Simplicity Parenting approach encourages parents to discard broken toys, give away anything no longer being played with and attractively store current playthings. She observes, “As you decrease the quantity of toys and clutter, you increase the child’s attention and capacity for deep play.”

Build Resilience

Simplifying parenting means releasing the notion that children must be happy, wellbehaved and delighted with life and their parents at all times. Unell used the daily multitasking challenges with her twins as exercises in developing resilience and modeling these skills for them. If children spill milk, the parent comments, “No big deal. We all spill things.” When there’s a minor accident, “Let’s just get towels and clean it up.” A resilient attitude is, “Something goes wrong, we fix it.” It’s also about being flexible and coping with disappointment. “To build resilience, parents need to feel comfortable in the presence of an unhappy child,” says Stiffelman. “If parents don’t allow children to be disappointed, kids can become rigid, lack confidence and struggle with unreasonable expectations.” During meltdowns or disappointments, she recommends sitting quietly, listening, and then empathizing and helping put the children’s feelings into words. “This is not the time to lecture or advise,” she

says. “Upset children can’t really listen.” Yet, they can be heard—a key way to help them mature. Parents that learn to simplify happily discover that their children feel calmer and more loved, socially and emotionally adept, and resilient. Concepts focused on creating connections, rather than parenting perfection, are easy to weave into everyday life. Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, editor, dementia advocate, parent and grandmother. She’s also the author of Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together (

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When there’s a little time and energy, use these ideas to connect. ❤ Start by smiling upon seeing the kids. ❤ Throw together an impromptu picnic and eat on the living room floor, in the yard or at the park. ❤ Ask the kids to read aloud while parents cook. ❤ Balance a soft item on a spoon held between the teeth and stage a fun race. ❤ While cooking, keep kids busy prepar ing a restaurant-style menu, a place setting with utensils wrapped in paper napkins and a way to take orders. ❤ Put on aprons and whip up homemade pizza, cupcakes or something unusual, like BLT pancake sandwiches. ❤ Buy write-on, wipe-off place mats and have kids doodle while they wait to eat.


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trong immunity is a cornerstone of optimum health, and may be weakened or enhanced by what we eat and how we manage our emotions. Starting young in incorporating good ongoing habits can go a long way toward building a better immune response to whatever a person encounters.

Kid-Friendly Foods Organic strawberries, brightly colored peppers, vitamin D-rich eggs or almond trail mix can turn a child’s brown bag lunch into an immune-boosting power meal. “Diet is one of the main pillars for children’s health. I teach parents and kids that food can be fun, and not to be obsessed with counting calories or portions,” says Dr. Alina Olteanu, a holistic pediatrician in Dallas, Texas. “I recommend an anti-inflammatory diet based on lots of colorful vegetables and fruits, and healthy fats like fish, nuts, seeds, avocado and olive oil. Eating fermented foods like sauerkraut, pickled vegetables and kimchi supports a healthy microbiome.” 34

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Adequate protein supports healthy immunity, as does reducing inflammatory foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), caramel color, sodium nitrite, food dyes and chemical preservatives. Such measures help reduce the burden on a child’s immune system. According to Naturopathic Doctor Sarah Anne Rothman, of Thyme Integrative Health, in Pacifica, California, limiting or eliminating processed sugar is also recommended; studies by Loma Linda University, in Loma Linda, California, show that sugar consumption suppresses immune response for five hours. Olteanu notes, “Desserts can be fruits and a small amount of dark chocolate, which is rich in antioxidants and actually healthy.” Her favorite sweetener for kids older than 1 year is raw honey; however, she cautions against giving honey to infants during their first year.

Exercise and Herbal Allies Exercise has been shown to increase blood and lymphatic circulation and in turn, helps

move antibodies through the system and do a better job at fighting invaders, according to Harvard Health Publishing. Exercise is also a renowned stress-reliever, especially outdoors, which manifests the bonus of vitamin D fortification from healthy sun exposure. “I strongly encourage all my patients to spend at least an hour a day playing outside,” says Olteanu. Childhood stress is a real factor that can weaken immunity, yet juvenile anxieties may be dismissed or go unnoticed by adults. Caffeine-free herbal teas and glycerin-based tinctures such as chamomile, lemon balm, passionflower and lavender can be reliable double-duty allies for children, calming them while also promoting immune response. Essential oils are another boon. “The benefits of using essential oils on children are immense. Many oils are safe for all age groups and can elevate mood, induce relaxation and boost natural defenses,” says holistic nurse and certified clinical aromatherapist Patricia Springer, in Mason, Ohio. Springer recommends diffusing organic lemon or orange essential oil for 30 minutes two to three times a day in the house or applying one to two drops on a cotton ball and inhaling. Adding a few drops of Roman chamomile or lavender essential oil to Epson or sea salt makes a calming, immuneboosting bath.

Homeopathy Homeopathy is a system of natural healing to which kids often respond positively. There are well-known over-the-counter remedies that treat acute conditions without side effects, but certified classical homeopath Julia Eastman, a doctor of Oriental medicine in Naples, Florida, recommends a more thorough approach. “Homeopathy can be life-changing, but it’s a system based upon the unique physical, emotional and energetic constitution of the individual. Going to a board-certified classical homeopath is the ideal route, because they can profile the child’s complete constitution, including patterns of illness and personality for the best possible result.” Treating children’s illness homeopathically when symptoms arise without

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Make Like a Missile. With hands alongside the body, push off the wall

underwater and glide until coming to a stop. Next, try it with arms outstretched about shoulder-width apart and the head tilted slightly upward like Superman flying. Then, repeat while contorting the body into the longest, straightest, thinnest shape possible. Overlap hands, extend arms and fingertips overhead to the max, squeeze biceps over ears with the head down. After pushing off, bring legs together with knees straight and toes pointed to eliminate any rudder effect.

Don’t Kick Hard. A good freestyle kick helps maintain balance and positioning to increase speed. Avoid overkicking; small, quick kicks generate almost as much force as large, powerful ones and with less drag. Point toes, keep knees fairly straight and try to keep legs within the torso’s slipstream.



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Control Hands. Keep hands about shoulder-width apart throughout a freestyle pull. To avoid fishtailing from side-to-side, imagine a vertical line separating two halves of the body and don’t allow hands to cross over it.


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Take Tomorrow Off. Rest days enable physical gains, especially as we age. For collegiate swimmers, two practices a day, six days a week might be normal. For retirees, four, one-hour swim practices per week can help preserve fitness safely.


Team Up. Coaching and instruction are available for all ages and abilities at many YMCA and recreation centers; check U.S. Masters Swimming at Learning with others helps keep us motivated. Jim Thornton, of Sewickley, PA, swam for the University of Michigan in 1970, took a 15-year break, and then resumed competing through U.S. Masters Swimming in 1984. He’s placed in the top 10 nationally 96 times in different events and age groups. In 2012, he placed first worldwide in the 200-meter freestyle for ages 60 to 64.






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s fresh water becomes increasingly scarce worldwide, communities are coming together to find creative solutions to conserve it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family uses some 300 gallons of water a day at home, nearly a third of which lands on lawns and yardscapes. Yet simple solutions like installing lowflow showerheads, turning off the tap while brushing teeth and installing drought-friendly landscaping can save a householder thousands of gallons a year and big money on water bills. The Irvine, California, Wyland Foundation created the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation seven years ago to stimulate awareness and action around water waste by tapping into civic pride and a healthy sense of competition. “What we do at home has a big impact on what happens to natural resources 1,000 miles downstream,” says Steve Creech, executive director of the nonprofit, founded by marine life artist Robert Wyland to foster healthy oceans and waterways. The program pits cities against each other every April to see which one can garner the most water-saving pledges from residents. Prizes for participants include a year’s worth of utility bills paid, green home cleaning kits and low-flow shower heads. It also provides immediate feedback on rankings at MyWaterPledge. com. As of May, 616,000 participants in 4,800 towns and cities had pledged to save 3 billion gallons per year. “Many are attracted by prizes, but over time, become more interested in conservation and sustainability,” observes Creech. “Social modeling is important because people get activated when they see friends and family involved. Surveys also show that we 38

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look to local leaders on issues like this, so it makes a difference when mayors take a stance.” Mesa, Arizona’s thirsty desert lawns and gardens suck thousands of gallons of precious water a day. Nearly 20 years ago, the city joined forces with Phoenix and Scottsdale to launch a water conservation campaign that has become among the largest of its kind. Today, hundreds of private and public partners across North America use the Water – Use It Wisely program to turn the tide on water waste ( Creative approaches go a long way in encouraging households to save water, says Donna DiFrancesco, conservation coordinator for the city of Mesa. Its campaign newsletter speaks to 26,000 subscribers. Some 100 water-saving devices and symbols remind consumers to think about how they use water in everyday life. A traveling, 16-foot water tower made of water jugs represents the 120 gallons of water the average person uses per day in Arizona. They even challenge residents to “help your yard drink responsibly” through the Drab to Fab Backyard Rehab campaign, rewriting the narrative that sustainable is synonymous with sacrifice. In its second year, more than 11,500 entrants throughout the state put their creativity to work in revamping their backyards. To promote behavior change, Creech suggests that providing justifications for each water-saving action is key. When citizens become more conscious of how they waste the most water, they are more motivated to act. Repairing toilet and pool leaks and exchanging baths for showers are common fixes. “The 40 Gallon Challenge is designed to help people find the ‘low-hanging fruit’ in their water use—such as a leaky faucet or a long shower—that can readily help save 40 gallons a day,” says Ellen Bauske, program coordinator for this initiative of the Center for Urban Agriculture at the University of Georgia, in Griffin ( It’s designed to be flexible so states and municipalities can address the local context. “It’s been great to see the creative ways it’s been adapted; for example, one agent used the pledge as a scavenger hunt item for 4H clubs,” Bauske notes. More than 11,000 people have taken this pledge across America, potentially saving 1.9 million gallons a day. It can be difficult to measure the real water savings of such challenges, but DiFrancesco says that Mesa has seen a roughly 20 percent reduction in water use since 1999, when the local campaign began to take off. Drop by drop, small acts taken collectively by engaged citizens add up to big savings. Find water-saving tips at and Connect with April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at

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Extend the Harvest with the Seed Circle Library – 7pm. Join Master Gardener Keith Monahan to learn what (& when) to plant for harvesting into late fall, winter, and even the following spring & summer. The South Jersey Seed Circle Library on hand with seeds that can be planted now. Haddon Township Public Library, 15 MacArthur Blvd, Westmont. 856-425-2221.

Advanced Neck Massage and Stretching – Aug 8 & 13. 5:30-9:30pm. Course gives strategies designed to help the massage therapist work more efficiently on the neck, superficial to deep. $100. Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, 1600 Haddon Ave, Camden. To register: 856-580-6444 or

Batsto River Naturalist Guided Tour (Paddle) – 8:30am-4pm. This trip begins at Quaker Bridge on the Batsto River. Explore on water and land while learning about Pine Barrens habitats, history, plants and animals. Ages 8 & up. $60/person includes canoe or kayak; $50/person, bring own canoe or kayak. Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Rd, Shamong. Preregistration required: 609-268-0189 or Yoga Nidra – Aug 11 & 12. 9am-5:30pm. Workshop seeks to enable teachers to feel confident in presenting to their students. Limited to 8-10 students to enhance learning. $200. Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, 1600 Haddon Ave, Camden. To register: 856-580-6444 or Integrated Energy Therapy Basic Level – 9:30am-5:30pm. Learn this powerful hands-on healing technique that gets the “issues out of your tissues” for good. Receive manuals, attunement, reference guide and certificate. $233. Earth Angel Healing, 1500 N Kings Hwy, Ste C211, Cherry Hill. Registration required: 856-693-3411 or Mystical Egyptian Yoga Workshop – 10:30am12pm. With Virginia Ellen. This experience allows you to enter the Holy Chambers of the Sacred Seals for unlimited self-realization and enlightenment; also known as Sacred Heart Yoga. $25. The Center, Life in Balance, 45 S Main St, Medford. 609-975-8379. Energy Awareness Roundtable (EAR) – 11am12:30pm. With Lisa Miliaresis, medium & author. EAR is being offered as a place where like-minded people can gather to discuss their energy awareness in a guided group roundtable. $30. The Sanctuary for Yoga, 43 S Main St, Medford. Register: Outdoor Yoga and Hike – 11am-12:30pm. Enjoy a gentle yoga hike with instructor Christine Black. $10/member, $12/nonmember. Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Rd, Westampton. Pre-register: 609-261-2495 or Girls’ Night Out Hike – 6-8pm. Join our women’s group for a nighttime hike at the Rancocas Nature Center. This 2-3-mile hike will be followed up with a few snacks. Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Rd, Westampton. Register: 856-810-5560 or

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 Trauma Yoga Teaching Training, Level 1 – Aug 3-5. 6-9pm, Fri; 12-5pm, Sat; 1-6pm, Sun. With Janet Watkins. Learn how to create a trauma-sensitive yoga practice body-based approach incorporating ayurveda, the healing science of yoga. $300. Live in Joy Yoga & Wellness, 118 W Merchant St, Audubon. 856-546-1006. 4th Star Watch/Astronomy Night – 7:30pm. Rain date Aug 10. WJAS will bring its big array of telescopes and other optics to guide beginners and experienced star gazers through the summer night sky. Bring flashlights, lawn chairs, binoculars. RNC members: $10/person, $25/family (limit 5); nonmembers: $15/person, $40/family (limit 5). Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Rd, Westampton. Pre-register: 609-261-2495 or

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 Exploring Fruitland (Walk) – 10am-12pm. New Jersey’s Pine Barrens rank highly in production of cranberries and blueberries. Learn how both industries found their natural fit in the pines. $25/adult; $15/ ages 6-15. Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Rd, Shamong. Preregistration required: 609-268-0189 or

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 Meet the Beekeeper – 10-11am. Join Mark Million and learn about honey bees, their hives, and what it takes to be a beekeeper. This outdoor program includes a visit to the Rancocas hives. Suitable for ages 7 and above. Free; donations encouraged. Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Rd, Westampton. Preregister: 609-261-2495 or The Posture/Pain Connection – 5:30-6:30pm. Learn why compromised posture often leads to pains throughout the body then experience exercises that can begin to restore your posture and mitigate your pain. With Postural Alignment Specialist Deb Freeman. $15. Yoga for Living, 1926 Greentree Rd, Cherry Hill. Pre-registration suggested: 856-404-7287 or Light Language DNA Activation – 7pm. Awaken and unveil your true divine nature to transform your life. Michelle Jonne of Thirteenth Ray, offers a Light Language Transmission of information that speaks directly to your DNA, activating and recoding your vibrational signature to assist you in connecting back to the Source within. $30. Just Breathe, 2800 Rte 130, Ste 100, Cinnaminson.


Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle) – 1:30-4:30pm. Learn about uplands and Atlantic Cedar Swamp habitats as we trek along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its secrets. $35/ adult; $20/ages 8-15. Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Rd, Shamong. Preregistration required: 609-268-0189 or

Advanced Shoulder/Arm Massage and Stretching – Aug 8 & 15. 5:30-9:30pm. Course gives strategies designed to help you work more efficiently from superficial /deep on the shoulder and arm. $100. Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, 1600 Haddon Ave, Camden. To register: 856-580-6444 or



Blueberry Music Jam – 11am-2pm. Stop into the historic village of Whitesbog to listen to the tunes of local musicians; the open music jam is acoustic. Free. Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W Whites Bogs Rd, #34, Browns Mills. 609-893-4646.

Advanced Hips/Back Massage and Stretching – Aug 9 & 16. 5:30-9:30pm. Learn strategies designed to help work more efficiently on the abdominal, back and lateral musculature. $100. Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, 1600 Haddon Ave, Camden. To register: 856-580-6444 or

Interpretive Trail Hike – 1:30-2:30pm. Join an RNC naturalist for an interpretive hike through our varied habitats. Pace is easy and suitable for adults and teenagers. Free; donations encouraged. Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Rd, Westampton. Pre-register: 609-261-2495 or

Gong Mediation with Goddess Tara – 7pm. Shalini Breault plays the gong to invite the energies of the Goddess Tara. She is the “mother of liberation,” and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements. Rita will channel messages and attunement from Tara. $25. Just Breathe, 2800 Rte 130, Ste 100, Cinnaminson.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 Mullica River 101 (Paddle) – 9am-12pm. Take a trip down the Mullica River from Atsion Lake dam to Beaver Dam with guide and naturalist John Volpa. Ages 8 & up. $55/person includes canoe or kayak; $45/person, bring own canoe or kayak. Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Rd, Shamong. Preregistration required: 609-268-0189 or

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Pregnancy Massage – 9am-5:30pm. Course instructs the skills and techniques necessary to massage healthy pregnant clients during their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. $100. Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, 1600 Haddon Ave, Camden. To register: 856-580-6444 or Eckankar Sound of Soul Event – 11am-12pm. Discover your inner guidance, healing for body, mind and spirit, and a higher form of creativity by chanting the sacred sound of HU. Spiritual discussion and light refreshments afterward. Free. Acu-Health Center, 100 W Camden Ave, Moorestown. More info: 800-870-9139 or

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 Reduce Pain Naturally – 5:30-6:30pm. Simple, gentle exercises can reduce and even eliminate pains throughout the body without drugs, surgery or manipulation. With Postural Alignment Specialist Deb Freeman. $15. Yoga for Living, 1926 Greentree Rd, Cherry Hill. Pre-registration suggested: 856-404-7287 or Breathe and Balance – 7-8:15pm. Lay down and become immersed in the gentle healing vibrations of Shalini’s crystal bowls while Rita channels personalized healing and balancing for each individual utilizing reiki, Angelic and Ascended Master attunements. $20. Just Breathe, 2800 Rte 130, Ste 100, Cinnaminson. Anti-Oxidant, Alkaline Water  Demonstration – 9pm. Attend this live-streaming event with Nutritionist Shan Stratton, Nutritional Consultant to professional athletes from the NFL, the NBA, and the MLB who will share his passion for Kangen Water and achieving true health through his alkaline living principles. Register: 201-913-0397 or

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 Pine Barrens Ghost Towns: Small Group Bus Tour – 10am-3pm. Barbara Solem, author of Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, will take participants on a tour of many of the forgotten industrial towns that once thrived in the Pine Barrens. $60/person. Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Rd, Shamong. Preregistration required: 609-268-0189 or Career Day For Entrepreneurs Webinar – 11am, 3 & 9pm. Anyone searching for a new beginning, new purpose; make immediate part-time or full-time income in the health and wellness industry, attend this webinar. Learn how to get started as the owner of your own global business. For more info: 201-913-0397.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 Awakening with the Angels – 7-9pm. Each month explore with the Angels as Rita takes you through meditations, invocations and attunements with various beings of a high vibration. Wisdom downloads, and interactive messages activate the class to receive blessings and healing. $25. Just Breathe, 2800 Rte 130, Ste 100, Cinnaminson.


markyourcalendar HCC Holistic Networking Brunch August 17, 10-11:30am. For those who can make it to our monthly meetings (next meeting Sept 11), and for those who can’t, we’ve added another way for our members to network and connect with a like-minded community.

Advance: Members: $15/member, $20/nonmember; at door: $25. Ticket includes admission and fixed price menu. The Club Diner, 20 N Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr. For menu & to RSVP: Moorestown Spiritual Wisdom Discussion Class – 11am-12pm. Learn techniques to open your awareness of your spiritual life beyond the physical. Join us in this month’s topic: The Spiritual Law of Strength. Free. Mt. Laurel Community Center, 100 Mount Laurel Rd, Mount Laurel. More info: 800-870-9139 or

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 Introduction to EFT Workshop: Tapping into Happiness – 9am-12pm. With Accredited Master Trainer, Kimberly Francano. An intro for those interested in the Level 1 & 2 EFT Training being held Sept 28-30. $35. 27 W Cohawkin Rd, Clarksboro. More info: 856-217-1127 or Kayaking Lessons – 9am-12pm. Learn the basics of kayaking with ACA certified instructor, John Volpa. Ages 12 and up. $55/person. Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Rd, Shamong. Preregistration required: 609-268-0189 or Outdoor Dance Yoga – 9:30-10:30am. If you like to dance, like being outdoors, and want to combine a good stretch with both, join Suzanne Johnson for a morning of coordinated movement. No yoga or dance experience necessary. $10/member, $12/ nonmember. Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Rd, Westampton. Pre-register: 609-261-2495 or Naturalist-Led Walk – 10:30-11:30am. Join an RNC naturalist for a themed hike around the preserve. Suitable for adults and interested teenagers. Free, but donations encouraged. Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Rd, Westampton. Pre-register: 609-261-2495 or Infuse’s 1st Birthday Celebration – 1pm. Includes live performances from raffles, dj’s, artists, local vendors, give-a-ways, meet and greets, and shopping: create custom organic personal care products. Infuse at Marlton Crossing, 107 S Rte 73, Marlton. 856-452-5511.

Mullica River 101 (Paddle) – 1:30-4:30pm. Take a trip down the Mullica River from Atsion Lake dam to Beaver Dam with guide and naturalist John Volpa. Ages 8 & up. $55/person includes canoe or kayak; $45/person, bring own canoe or kayak. Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Rd, Shamong. Preregistration required: 609-268-0189 or

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 Blueberry Music Jam – 11am-2pm. Stop into the historic village of Whitesbog to listen to the tunes of local musicians; the open music jam is acoustic. Free. Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W Whites Bogs Rd, #34, Browns Mills. 609-893-4646. Walk in the Wild: Natural Glues – 2pm. With Charles White. Join us as we talk about and discover glues that were used by our grandparents and earlier peoples. Experiment with pitch glue, make up several different formulas and try them out. Free. Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust, Willoughby House, 340 Pine Ave, Deptford. To register: 856-217-9138. 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 Better Than Opioids – 5:30-6:30pm. Learn how you can begin to address the root causes of your pain through simple, gentle positions and movements. With Postural Alignment Specialist Deb Freeman. $15. Yoga for Living, 1926 Greentree Rd, Cherry Hill. Pre-registration suggested: 856-404-7287 or Basic Map and Compass Navigation – 7-8pm. Even with modern technology, the best foundation for navigation know-how is still having map and compass skills. Come learn how to stay on course with our experts. LL Bean at Sagemore, 500 S Rte 73, Marlton. Register: 856-810-5560 or Anti-Oxidant, Alkaline Water Demonstration – 9pm. Attend this live-streaming event with Nutritionist Shan Stratton, Nutritional Consultant to professional athletes from the NFL, the NBA, and the MLB who will share his passion for Kangen Water and achieving true health through his alkaline living principles. Register: 201-913-0397 or

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 Career Day For Entrepreneurs Webinar – 11am, 3 & 9pm. Anyone searching for a new beginning, new purpose; make immediate part-time or full-time income in the health and wellness industry, attend this webinar. Learn how to get started as the owner of your own global business. For more info: 201-913-0397. Mediumship Gallery – 7pm. Lisa Miliaresis is a gifted psychic medium, author and speaker with decades of experience. Join us for this gallery where Lisa will impart wisdom and messages from the other side. $50. Just Breathe, 2800 Rte 130, Ste 100, Cinnaminson.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 A Portal between Heaven & Earth Concert and Meditation – 6:30-8:30pm. Join us for an evening of beautiful music created by David Young, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter. Includes a guided/musical meditation. $30/ advance, $35/at door. The Center, Life in Balance, 45 S Main St, Medford. 609-975-8379.

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Bear Aware and Shark Smart – 7-8pm. Learn more about wildlife biology from our guest speaker Cindy Slawski. Through this presentation of facts, experiences and videos, come to feel more prepared to share the outdoors with these creatures. LL Bean at Sagemore, 500 S Rte 73, Marlton. Register: 856-810-5560 or Heart Intelligence for Students, Families and Teachers – 7-8:30pm. What is it and why do I need to improve it? Increase calm, control and performance while reducing anxiety (test anxiety), anger and overwhelm. Learn tools to last a lifetime. Space limited. Free, but must register. Moorestown. 609-634-2396.

Wild Women: The Most Influential Women in the Outdoors – 7-8pm. Join local outdoorswoman Cindy Slawski to learn about epic women and their contributions to the outdoors past and present. LL Bean at Sagemore, 500 S Rte 73, Marlton. Register: 856-810-5560 or Anti-Oxidant, Alkaline Water  Demonstration – 9pm. Attend this live-streaming event with Nutritionist Shan Stratton, Nutritional Consultant to professional athletes from the NFL, the NBA, and the MLB who will share his passion for Kangen Water and achieving true health through his alkaline living principles. Register: 201-913-0397 or

Open Up Your Heart: Kirtan & Sacred Sound – 7-9pm. Based out of Athens/Atlanta, Flavia Krishna and Gershone are a chanting/singing duo spreading light through sacred sounds. Join your voice and hearts in chanting sacred mantras & songs in Sanskrit, English, Portuguese, Hebrew & Spanish. Live in Joy Yoga & Wellness, 118 W Merchant St, Audubon. 856-546-1006.

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High-Energy Hike at Apple Pie Hill – 9-11:30am. This hike is for outdoor enthusiasts who are looking to raise their heart rates and work up a sweat by hiking at a fast pace. The trail is about 9 miles long in total and is great for intermediate or advanced hikers. Meet at the informal parking area by the Carranza Memorial, Tabernacle. Register: 856-810-5560 or Outdoor Yoga and Hike – 11am-12:30pm. See Aug 11 listing. Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Rd, Westampton. Pre-register: 609-261-2495 or Pine Barrens Discovery Tour (Walk and Paddle) – 1:30-4:30pm. Learn about uplands and Atlantic Cedar Swamp habitats as we trek along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its secrets. $35/ adult; $20/ages 8-15. Pinelands Adventures, 1005 Atsion Rd, Shamong. Preregistration required: 609-268-0189 or Moonlight Walk – 8pm. Come explore the village and the bogs by moon light. An experienced guide will share insights about Whitesbog and the nature that surrounds us with a different topic each month. Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W Whites Bogs Rd, #34, Browns Mills. 609-893-4646.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27 Kids’ Yoga Summer Camp – Aug 27-31. With Cindy & Vera. For kids ages 4-11. A lively and fun week of yoga poses, mat chants, journaling, focus activities, yoga games, partner poses, relaxation & meditation, arts and crafts and more. $200/1st child, $100/additional siblings; $50/day for daily drop-in. Live in Joy Yoga & Wellness, 118 W Merchant St, Audubon. 856-546-1006.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 Move to Reduce Pain – 5:30-6:30pm. Experience gentle, effective positions and exercises designed specifically to reduce pain through reactivating the body. With Postural Alignment Specialist Deb Freeman. $15. Yoga for Living, 1926 Greentree Rd, Cherry Hill. Pre-registration suggested: 856-404-7287 or


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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Animal Welfare Association Adoption Event – 12-4pm. Come meet some of our adorable, adoptable pets. Bring happiness home. Petco Turnersville, 141 Tuckahoe Rd, Ste 130, Sewell. 856-424-2288.

markyourcalendar HeartMath, LLC Class Thursdays, Sept 20-Nov 1. 7-8:30pm 7-wk online class learning the scientificallyproven techniques of. What is it and why do I need to improve it? Increase calm, control and performance while reducing anxiety (test anxiety), anger and overwhelm. Learn tools to last a lifetime.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 3rd Annual Green Fair, Farmers’ Market & Shred Event – 9am-2pm. Sustainable info and activities, shred truck, yoga, renewable energy, electric cars, community garden info, habitats, food, music and more. Free. Pfeiffer Community Center, 301 Blue Bell Rd, Williamstown. sustainablemonroe.


markyourcalendar 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Fri-Sun, Sept 28-Feb 10. Powered by Honor Yoga. Learn about the many aspects of yoga including philosophy, meditation, pranayama, ayurveda and anatomy. Led by Rachel Tarvin and Veronica Carpenter.

$3,000 Namaste Studio at Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club,1820 Old Cuthbert Rd, Cherry Hill. More info: 856-429-1388 x 171 or

markyourcalendar Level 1 & 2 EFT Training Sept 28-30. 9am-5pm. With Accredited Master Trainer, Kimberly Francano. Includes foundational EFT skills, demonstrations and interactive practice sessions. Follow up mentoring available for those looking to become an AAMET Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner.

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sunday Stress Release Sundays – 11am-12:30pm. With Devpreet Kaur. Live in Joy Yoga & Wellness, 118 W Merchant St, Audubon. 856-546-1006.

monday Mind, Body, Breath with Matt – 6-7:15pm. Assimilate the essential yogic elements of asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork) and dhyana (meditation). When practiced together, these spheres tap into the sacred power of yoga and all its teachings. Variety of pricing items available. The Sanctuary for Yoga, 43 S Main St, Medford. 609-953-7800. God: An Open Forum – 6:30-8pm. 2nd Mon. Are you aware of God? How would you define your relationship? What role, if any, does He play? Have your thoughts and feelings shifted during the years? An open discussion about what might be a critical awareness as we navigate our journey. $15. The Center, Life in Balance, 45 S Main St, Medford. 609-975-8379. Monthly Meditation/Mini-Workshop – 6:308:30pm. 1st Mon. Explore meditation, energy education/topics and reiki. Please arrive on time so the meditation is not disturbed, and refrain from alcohol the day of the workshop. $15. The Center, Life in Balance, 45 S Main St, Medford. 609-975-8379. Working Session Meeting: Sustainable Haddon Heights – 7pm. 1st Mon. Meetings are open to all interested volunteers. Haddon Heights Public Library, lower level, 608 Station Ave.

tuesday Discover the Serenity of T’ai Chi Chih (Joy thru Movement Class) – 9:30am. For beginners and seniors. Need better balance, concerned about high blood pressure, quality sleep a challenge? Space limited. Country Lakes Clubhouse, 69 Tensaw Dr, Browns Mills. For more info & registration: 609-752-1048 or

Tranquil Tuesdays – 6-7pm. Take a break from the stress of the week and join us for a tranquil hour of meditation and mindfulness practices with nurturing aromas of pure essential oils. Free. Infuse, 107 S Rte 73, Marlton. 856-452-5511. Knee Self-Massage Class for Pain Relief – 6-7:30pm. 2nd & 4th Tues. Also 11am-12:30pm, 1st Thurs. Proven simple self-massage technique teaches you how to eliminate knee pain immediately. Massage applied to your thigh (quadriceps) muscle, while in a seated position. Wear comfortable clothes with easy access to your thigh. No jeans please or bring shorts. Easy to learn, immediate benefits. $15/drop-in. Holos Touch LLC, 17 White Horse Pike, Ste 6, Haddon Heights. Registration: 856-428-5486, Discover the Serenity of T’ai Chi Chih (Joy thru Movement Class) – 6:30pm. For beginners and seniors. Need better balance, concerned about high blood pressure, quality sleep a challenge? Space limited. $100/6-wk series in advance. American Legion, 2 Meadowbrook Ln, New Egypt. For more info & registration: 609-752-1048 or Down to Earth Yoga – 6:30-7:30pm. A practical and realistic practice, using straightforward poses and clear alignment cues to developmental and physical confidence and awareness. Class touches on the natural world and its seasonal changes. Sol Yoga at Vacanti Jiu Jitsu, 1351 Rte 38W, Hainesport. 267-664-3236. Holistic Chamber of Commerce Cherry HillMoorestown – 6:30-8pm. 3rd Tues. Regular chapter meetings. $5/members, $10/nonmembers. Details about meetings, including current meeting location & topic: HolisticChamberOfCommerce. com/Moorestown.  Organic Prana Flow – 7-8:15pm. With Julia. An instinctively sequenced form of vinyasa flow yoga. Class also weaves in elements of kundalini, pranayama, meditation and chanting. Variety of pricing options available. The Sanctuary for Yoga, 43 S Main St, Medford. 609-953-7800.

wednesday Natural Health: Fresh Organic Produce Delivery – Wed & Fri. Delivery times vary. Laurel Hill Plaza, corner of Blackwood-Clementon Rd & Laurel Rd, Lindenwold. For more info: 856-784-1021.

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Mid-Day Meditation – 12pm. Also held Fri. Join us for a 10-min meditation. On Wed the focus is love; on Fri, peace. Each week we raise the love and peace vibration personally and globally. Treat yourself to a mid-week refresher. The Center, Life in Balance, 45 S Main St, Medford. 609-975-8379. Discover the Serenity of T’ai Chi Chih (Joy thru Movement Class) – 1pm. For beginners and seniors. Need better balance, concerned about high blood pressure, quality sleep a challenge? Space limited. $48/6-wk class; $12/drop-ins. Hainesport Twp Bldg, Hainesport. For more info & registration: 609-267-7114 or

thursday Yoga on the Beach – 8-9am. With Tricia Heiser. Become one with nature and rediscover the true you. Connect with us on the beach and become fully alive and fully aware of nature’s gifts. $10/class or class card. 25th St. Beach, Ship Bottom, LBI. More info, The Sanctuary for Yoga: 609-953-7800. Knee Self-Massage Class for Pain Relief – 11am12:30pm. 1st Thurs. Also 6-7:30pm, 2nd & 4th Tues. See Tues listing. Holos Touch LLC, 17 White Horse Pike, Ste 6, Haddon Heights. Registration: 856-4285486, Discover the Serenity of T’ai Chi Chih (Joy thru Movement Class) – 6:30pm. For beginners and seniors. Need better balance, concerned about high blood pressure, quality sleep a challenge? Space limited. $115/7-wk series in advance. 1970 Hwy 33, Hamilton. For more info & registration: 609-752-1048 or Beginner Yoga Class – 6:45-8pm. With Robin. All levels. The intention of this class is to give you an understanding of the breath, how it links to movement and correct structural alignment in each pose. Variety of pricing items available. The Sanctuary for Yoga, 43 S Main St, Medford. 609-953-7800.

friday Mid-Day Meditation – 12pm. See Wed listing. The Center, Life in Balance, 45 S Main St, Medford. 609-975-8379.

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Friday Nite Fitness Hike – 7pm. Brisk pace, 8-10 miles. Work up a sweat exploring the sand roads and trails of Brendan Byrne State Forest. Be prepared to walk at an average of 3.5 mph, with few breaks. Meet at the Campground, Glass House and Coopers Rd, Woodland Township. Leaders, Bob Hodges: Shaman-Based Cosmic Sounds Class – 7pm. For pranic power, well-being and family healing. Sei Jun Kan Korean Karate Studio, Cooper Corner Plaza, 201 Kresson Gibbsboro Rd, Voorhees. More info, Dana Reynolds: 856-993-1786 or Essential Oils 101 – 7-8pm. Learn the basics of essential oils. Attendees receive 10% off all customized purchases. Excludes merchandise. Free. Infuse, 107 S Rte 73, Marlton. 856-452-5511.

saturday Whitesbog Volunteer Work Day – Thru Dec. 10am-3pm. 1st Sat. Come out and join our volunteers in outdoor or indoor projects in the village. You can choose from helping to clear trails and garden paths or helping to organize our office cottage supplies for events. Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W Whites Bogs Rd, #34, Browns Mills. 609-893-4646. Pet Adoption Day – 11am-2pm. PetsMart, 62 Centerton Rd, Mount Laurel. More info, Burlington County Animal Alliance:

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What if there was a much easier way to deal with stress and anxiety? Have your Bars run, gentle touch on 32 points on the scalp that starts a flow of energy and erases years of fixed points of view, judgments, negative feelings and limiting beliefs that hold us back. Sessions include powerful tools to use in everyday situations. Energetic Massage and Bodywork for Women.


Institute for Complementary & Alternative Medicine 24 Nautilus Dr, Ste 3, Manahawkin 609-978-9002 504 Hamburg Tpk, Ste 202, Wayne 973-790-6363 639 Stokes Rd, Se 202, Medford 609-654-5900 Dr. Bartiss is both conventionally and holistically trained giving patients the best of both worlds and the freedom to choose. ICAM’s HEART Program addresses the body’s basic needs in terms of hormone rejuvenation to include adrenal, thyroid, sex and growth hormones as well as the essential neurotransmitters. As an active and founding member of the American Association of Ozonotherapists, Dr. Bartiss is an expert in various forms of bio-oxidative therapies that include ozone, hydrogen peroxide, ultraviolet phototherapy and highdose vitamin C. These and other powerful therapies are offered by only a few hundred medical practitioners throughout the country. See ad on page 5.


Angel Intuitive, Medium, Artist, Author, Reiki/IET Energy of Angels / HeartSong NJ 720 E. Main St, Ste 1-D, Moorestown, NJ 08057 Ph/text: 856-220-2955 Got Angels? Yes, you do! Ready to realize how present the angels really are in your life? Find out more by connecting with them via a private Angel Reading, customized Angel Art, private Crystal Singing Bowls with the Angels session or private Spiritual Mentoring sessions to help you with your gifts. Using angel guidance, intuition, art and sound, Kristy McAdams helps you deepen into your link with the angels to enhance your life. See ad on page 15.


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Ayurvedic Healing Practitioner Registered Yoga Teacher Live in Joy Yoga & Wellness 118 W Merchant St, Audubon, NJ 08106 856-816-4158 Utilizing the principles of ayurveda, nutrition, yoga, meditation, and herbs for natural healing and self-care to support your body in returning to its natural healthy function. Reiki session, ayurvedic cooking classes, restorative yoga and private yoga sessions. See ad on page 35.

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BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE RESTORATION THERAPY DR. CAMILLE SEMPLE-DALY, DO Replenish Center 215 Sunset Rd, Ste 204 Willingboro, NJ 08046 856-380-1330

Don’t wait any longer to restore your hormone balance. Symptoms due to menopause, andropause, PMS, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, etc., should not negatively impact your quality of life. Regain your vitality and zest naturally with individualized Bio-Identical Hormone Restoration Therapy (BHRT). Dr. Camille Semple-Daly is board certified in OB/GYN and Aesthetic Medicine. She has practiced Functional and Integrative Medicine for over a decade and has helped thousands of men and women restore balance with BHRT. See ad on page 2.


The Strawbridge Professional Center 212 W Rte 38, Ste 100 Moorestown, NJ 08057 856-273-1551 Dr. Bidwell is dedicated to providing patients the best possible spinal healthcare including chiropractic adjustment, massage, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, hot and cold therapy, cervical and lumbar traction, and stretching and strengthening exercise instruction. Her adjustments techniques consist of diversified, activator, arthrostim, SOT blocking, craniosacral work, active release technique, and PNF stretching. See ad on page 21.


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Institute for Complementary & Alternative Medicine 24 Nautilus Dr, Ste 3, Manahawkin 609-978-9002 504 Hamburg Tpk, Ste 202, Wayne 973-790-6363 639 Stokes Rd, Se 202, Medford 609-654-5900 Dr. Bartiss is among a small group of physicians that pioneered the early “integrated” health care system. As a conventionally and holistically trained physician, he offers the best of both schools of medicine. Dr. Bartiss’ “HEART” Program (Hormone, Endocrine, Adrenal Rejuvenation Therapy) addresses hormone imbalance and focuses on restoring his patients to optimal levels. The simple explanation of this program is that when the endocrine system is balanced, a person is less likely to become ill, over-weight and emotionally imbalanced. ICAM patients report an improved quality of life, both emotionally and physically. See ad on page 5.


Commercial kitchen for chefs, food services, with modern, pleasant 1-story work space for hourly/daily rentals. Multiple cooking bays, bakery, cold and dry storage. Additional private kitchen for a school or camp program. Rte 1 access, easy drive from Burlington, Camden.

ENERGYWORK DR. KEVIN GYURINA, DC, CCWP, RM The Healing Space Wellness Center 504 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ 08107 609-361-4401 •

As above so below. Whatever the challenge or problem may be, it is expressed throughout all the layers of your body, mind and spirit. Dr Kevin combines advanced chiropractic techniques with life coaching, quantum energy healing, reiki and advanced detox, vitamin, mineral and herbal protocols to address multiple areas related to the pain. Unique, exciting and impactful results provided in one place from one doctor.

DECOTIIS CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS 30 W Holly Ave, Pitman, NJ 08071 856-218-1330

Dr. DeCotiis specializes in wellnessbased Chiropractic care: helping the body to function at its personal best while reducing internal and external stresses. We individualize care to optimize performance of body systems by reducing nerve damage, improving spinal alignment, posture, ergonomics, sleep habits, hormone balance and improving overall health through exercise, weight loss, detox and supplementation.


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Experienced Energy Intuitive and Yoga Teacher 856-261-0554• Lisa O’Brien is an experienced yoga teacher, Reiki Master and energy intuitive offering private and group sessions. She specializes in clearing blockages and negative programs out of the energy system for healing and advancement on one’s path.

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FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING GOWITHYOURGUTTESTING.COM Owner, Donna Gabler Serving the Delaware Valley 609-202-8188

This blood test will tell you exactly which foods are causing inflammation in your body. After proper removal, symptoms resolve on their own. Free consultation to determine appropriate test panel, mobile phlebotomist comes to you. Results emailed within 8 days indicating which foods you are severely, moderately or mildly sensitive to. Included is a free 30min consult with an ALCAT dietitian to coach you through reactive-food removal. Visit website for pricing. See ad on page 33.


Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey 1050 N Kings Hwy, Ste 200 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 856-667-6805 • Safe, natural solutions for many health problems. Get to the root of your symptoms and heal your body with Nutrition Response Testing. Sarah Outlaw is a Master Herbalist and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner offering a non-invasive, advanced form of muscle testing for food sensitivities, chemical and metal toxicity, and immune system issues for all ages. Individualized, targeted nutrition programs designed for every client. See ad on page 33.

HEALTH COUNSELING LIESHA GETSON, BCTT, HHC Health Through Awareness 100 Brick Rd, Ste 206, Marlton 856-596-5834

Liesha Getson is a Board-Certified Thermographic Technician, Holistic Health Counselor, a Reiki Master and Energy Practitioner. Liesha is a founding partner of Health Through Awareness in Marlton, a cooperative wellness center that provides a variety of alternative services to facilitate healthy living including nutrition and lifestyle counseling, reiki, thermography, infrared detoxification and biopuncture. See ad on page 41.



Chairman, Medical & Dental Division, International Hypnosis Federation 214 W Main St, Ste L4, Moorestown, NJ 08057 856-231-0432 • Dr. Jaime Feldman, one of the pioneers in an advanced technique called “Advanced Parts Therapy,” has been able to unlock the subconscious and remove unwanted behaviors: stop smoking (guaranteed), weight loss, stress, depression, pain and anger management, and more. Outstanding success in curing phobias and deep-seated trauma, and treating the immune system to put cancer into complete remission. See ad on page 37.


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For a complete selection of vitamins, homeopathics, body care, bulk herbs, bulk grains, packaged foods, frozen foods, organic produce, snacks. Open 7 days. Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm; Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 10am5pm. See ad on page 17.

Liz is an experienced Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator. She also has a certification in Integrative & Functional Nutrition.  She is using this training to help people on a more holistic level by considering possible root causes and connections versus merely helping to alleviate symptoms.  Liz strives to take you from wherever you are with your diet and relationship with food to a healthier more satisfying diet and lifestyle. See ad on page 36.


Julia Gandy 505 S Lenora Rd, Ste 124, Moorestown 609-634-2396 A full spectrum of wellness services are combined to help you live your best, most powerful life without being pulled by life’s daily challenges. Modalities employed are massage therapy, reiki, aromatherapy, innerpeace building skills and HeartMath Coaching and Training. After finding out what pulls you out of your center, you’ll have tools to be the calm in the center of the storm. See ad on page 21.

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Institute for Medical Wellness 110 Marter Ave, Ste 408, Moorestown, NJ 856-231-0590 • Board-Certified Family Medicine blending traditional family care with a holistic focus and preventive, nutritional and integrative approach. We look for causes and triggers for disease before reaching for the prescription pad. Same and next day appointments are available. See ad on page 11.

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Health Through Awareness 100 Brick Rd, Ste 206, Marlton, NJ 08053 856-596-5834 Health Through Awareness takes a holistic approach to health and well-being. Dr. Philip Getson is a board-certified Family Physician and certified by four Thermographic Boards. He specializes in thermography, an early diagnostic tool for many health conditions including breast health. With the mission of providing a balanced approach to wellness, the center offers diet and lifestyle counseling, thermography, the area’s most unique infrared detox sauna (The POD), reiki, a smoking cessation program, physician standard supplements and ongoing wellness classes. See ad on page 41.


Phone coaching at its best 973-444-7301 • I am an experienced and certified Law of Attraction life coach. I can coach you on how to attract what you want - both materialistically and emotionally, and how to feel happier and more excited about life!


Holos Touch LLC 17 White Horse Pike, Ste 6, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035 856-546-7500 • Experience and learn simple yet effective pain relief methods in individual or group sessions. Dr. Atkins’ advanced muscle release treatment and self-care education has proven published results for the past decade. Other services include certified manual lymph drainage, and relief for various chronic conditions. See ad on page 10.


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8102 Town Center Blvd, Voorhees, NJ 08043 856-983-1680 Facebook: Rizzieri Alumni Spa Affordable relaxation offered at Rizzieri’s Alumni Spa. Staffed by recent Rizzieri graduates, the Alumni Spa is the perfect place to make an appointment with a Licensed Massage Therapist at an attractive price point. Spa experiences are offered in 50-min or 80-min sessions and are customized based on personal needs and preferences. Services include: Swedish massage, reflexology, hot stone, maternity massage, deep tissue, and stress relief wraps. Open on Wed and Fri, 4:30-9pm; Sun, 9am-4pm with prices starting at $45. Call for an appt. See ad on page 13.


Lori Dye, LMT, Reflexologist, Reiki Practitioner Washington Professional Campus 860 NJ-168 Blackwood, NJ 08012 Located inside Performance Chiropractic & Wellness Center 856-401-9550 We are not machines, we are human! Even though we are certainly built like them. We need to treat ourselves with a little extra TLC from time to time. It is important to listen to our aches and pains & emotional stress. It is our body’s natural way of saying “I need attention!” Allow yourself to follow your intuition and set aside some time for healing and regeneration today. I look forward to meeting you and helping to guide you along in your journey healing mind, body and spirit.

MEDICAL SKINCARE AND COSMETICS DR. ANAMARIA NEWPORT, DMS, DMD, MHS, PAC 17 White Horse Pike, Ste 10B Haddon Heights, NJ 08035 856-323-8885

Dr. Newport is a discerning artist, highly experienced master cosmetic injector, and renowned dermatology speaker with 10+ years of extensive medical training. Her continuous dedication for skincare, surgery, dentistry, and cosmetic procedures are enhanced by combining the use of the latest technology and her unique homeopathic style. As an artist, she is genuinely passionate about bringing out the unique beauty in each one of her patients. Look no further for your organic skincare specialist, offering the purest treatments achievable with our personalized natural products.

MEDIUMSHIP EXTREME COMMUNICATION Lisa Miliaresis, Medium & Author 856-439-6475

Lisa offers private channeling, group channeling and private counseling session for those looking for direction to develop their own personal practice.

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR MELISSA JOSSELSON, ND Naturopathic Doctor Marlton & Haddonfield, NJ 856-472-9495

Holistic health care for all ages and a variety of health conditions. Find the cause of your health issues and heal using safe, natural and nontoxic therapies. See ad on page 36.


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WOMEN FOR WOMEN MEDICAL ASSOCIATES Jewel Amui-Bellon, M.D. 102 Centre Boulevard, Ste I Marlton, NJ 08053 856-267-5019 •

It is a known fact that millions of women after the menopausal transition, undergo changes in their vaginal health and suffer from vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. The changes in vaginal health is due to declining estrogen levels. Current management of these symptoms include Estrogens and Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators. Not all women can take estrogens for symptomatic relief. The MonaLisa Touch therapy is an effective in-office, non-hormornal therapy, with no downtime. Most women have called it life changing. It is similar to the annual pelvic exam. Many women have reported symptomatic relief after the first treatment. See ads on pages 4 and 9..

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Marlton and Cherry Hill, NJ 856-495-6604 There’s hope and healing for chronic and recurrent pain. Stop treating your symptoms, get to the root cause of your pain, and get back to living a pain free lifestyle without drugs or surgery. Contact Deb Freeman, Postural Alignment Specialist certified by Egoscue University for information. Proven. Effective. Life changing. See ad on page 31.


Are you experiencing stress anywhere in your life? Do you imagine a different life for yourself? Do you wish to accomplish a goal, but there is something in your way and you aren’t quite sure what it is or how to change it? Do you desire more abundance, joy or peace? Guess what, “When You Change the Way You Look At Things, The Things you Look At Change,” Wayne Dyer. And so does as your life as a result. With PSYCH-K, it is quick and easy to turn your reality into one that matches your heart’s desire. Contact Dana for more information or to schedule an appointment. Sessions available in Medford, Manahawkin, Wayne and via Skype. See ad on page 37.


Andrea Regal Subtle Energy Therapist 856-904-5566 You are so much more than you know! Discover how your greatest challenges reveal your Soul purposes! Learn how to move past the defenses (no longer needed) in your mind, body and energy field to live from your authentic Self. Transmute the fears and pains opening the portals to you multidimensionality. For as you evolve, you evolve the planet! 30+ years’ experience counseling and teaching the energetics of mind, body and soul interconnection. See ad on page 46.


Earth Angel Healing, LLC 1500 Kings Hwy N, Ste C211, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 856-693-3411 Michelle is a certified Reiki Master/ Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Master/Teacher, Spiritual Mentor, Sound Healer, Crystal and Energy Intuitive Healer for all ages. Michelle assists her clients with discovering their own innate ability to heal their mind, body and spirit. She offers several classes, one-on-one sessions, group sessions, distance energy healing sessions and much more.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT DR. CAMILLE SEMPLE-DALY, DO Replenish Center 215 Sunset Rd, Ste 204 Willingboro, NJ 08046 856-380-1330

End yo-yo dieting with our safe and effective Physician-Supervised Weight-Loss Program. Our program is designed to identify the root causes of your weight concerns, individualize a plan to reverse the imbalances identified, and help you to quickly and safely lose the excess weight. Finally, we will transition you to a healthier lifestyle to keep you at a healthier weight. Dr. Camille Semple-Daly is board certified in OB/ GYN and Aesthetic Medicine. She has practiced Functional and Integrative medicine for over a decade. See ad on page 2.


Aw a r e n e s s Coaching, with Maryann Miller, and Intuitive Guidance, with Susan Drummond, are offered at The Center and as private sessions in your home or over the phone. If you are feeling out-of-sorts, have a free consultation to determine the unique approach for your unique journey. See ad on page 15.


1368 Rte 38 E, Hainesport, NJ 08036 609-261-1955  A transformational holistic wellness center designed to assist you with symptoms from physical, mental, emotional and spiritual stressors in life. Dorothy, a holistic health facilitator, hosts educational lectures, seminars and meditation sessions to assist in your healing process. Symptoms we work with include: stress, depression, anxiety, migraines, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, ADD, ADHD, arthritis. A wellness massage therapist and yoga therapist are also available.

WHOLESOME GYNECOLOGY AND INFERTILITY WOMEN FOR WOMEN MEDICAL ASSOCIATES Jewel Amui-Bellon, M.D. 102 Centre Boulevard, Ste I Marlton, NJ 08053 856-267-5019

Dr. Jewel Amui-Bellon is a well-respected, board-certified OBGYN in Marlton, NJ. She provides excellent individualized gynecologic and preventative care for women. In addition, she is committed to providing a wholistic, gentle, and compassionate way to conception for women who have been told they cannot carry out successful pregnancy outcomes. The oldest women was 56 years old at conception and successfully delivered a bouncy baby boy. See ads on pages 4 and 9.


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Wild Soul Movement is a program that uses sensuality, movement, and mantras to cultivate body connection, trust, love and acceptance. Become the living, breathing embodiment of feminine truth and power. Group and private classes available. See website for class locations and


The Sanctuary for Yoga 43 S Main St, Medford, NJ 609-953-7800 Tricia Heiser, founder of The Sanctuary for Yoga, is an experienced yoga teacher, reiki master, certified angel card reader and intuitive soul coach. She helps people who feel lost or out of sorts to regain balance in their lives so that they can live with clarity, wisdom and purpose. Group and private yoga classes/reiki sessions and reiki attunements available.

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