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Women’s Wellness

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Feel good, live simply, laugh more

The month of May salves my soul. I can’t resist scuffing the ground to reveal freshly turned, scent-laden earth before I charge into action for the rest of the year.
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Little Changes Make a Big Difference for Healthy Eating

Natural Awakenings reached out to several local practitioners to find out what easy things our readers could do today to improve their overall health.

Uncovering the Blessings of ADHD at Attention Desires Direction

Lynn Shumaker, of Attention Desires Direction, was an educator for more than 30 years before becoming a certified ADHD life coach and opening her business in Dillsburg.
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Facial Fitness

Exercises to Tone Your Face and Neck
Crows’ feet and wrinkles need not mark the passage of years; just follow these easy DIY routines.

Seniors, Teens and Tykes

Enriching Programs Unite the Generations
Booming numbers of both seniors and youngsters offer new opportunities for the two generations to learn from each other.

Stressed-Out Pets

Natural Ways to Calm Fear and Anxiety
Life as a beloved American pet might seem ideal, but 70 million of our cats and dogs are medicated for anxiety and depression.

Spark Up Your Love Life

Natural Ways to Boost Libido
If you’re among the two out of five women that feel they simply lack sex drive, some simple approaches can get a lagging libido back into action.
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Find Acupuncture Now at Heel Your Sole

Heel Your Sole, in Mechanicsburg, has provided a new path to healing by adding Michael Hauck, a board-certified Pennsylvania state licensed acupuncturist, to the practice.

School of Hard Knocks

The Divorce School is a new, free resource for anyone in the divorce process.

Holistic Caribbean Cruise for Self-Understanding

Basic Earth Essentials and 6th Sun Excursions will conduct a 12-night cruise from January 23 to February 4, 2017

Spiritual Self-Discovery and Healing

A Healing Retreat will take place May 21 and 22 in the sanctuary of the Amethyst Retreat Center.

Birthday Party at Real Food Emporium

Palmyra Real Food Emporium will hold its 5th Anniversary & Customer Appreciation Weekend, May 12-14

Lavender Sale and Festival at Hope Hill Farm

Hope Hill Lavender Farm, in Schuylkill County, is open from June 11 through August 20, when owners Troy and Wendy Jochems are working the lavender fields.

H2L Studio Offers New Cycling Workouts

H2L Studio, in Mechanicsburg, has expanded to include a cycling room that sports 17 Schwinn Carbon Blue bikes with accompanying power consoles, and has added cycling classes to their schedule.

Learn to Balance the Body’s Acidity to Avoid Inflammation

Healthy Living Kitchen is teaching a Food Therapy class from 6 to 8:30 p.m., May 19, that focuses on the Anti-Arthritis Diet

Smeltzer Offers Quantum Healing Body Work

Barbara Smeltzer, a Quantum Healing Hypnosis practitioner and massage therapist at Avanti Salon & Day Spa, is now offering Quantum Healing Body Work

Six-Week Course to Control Finances

Bee Present Wellness will conduct an open house with Stephanie Seigh, a professional certified coach, beginning at 7 p.m., May 12, to discuss the six-week class, Energy of Money

Buddhist Retreat Emphasizes Compassion

The annual Buddhist retreat with Oryoki Zendo Integrative Mindfulness Therapies will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 5, at the Amethyst Retreat Center.

Sustainable Coastal Development Offered in Virginia

Ocean Land Trust, Inc., is offering property for home building in The Waverly, a new Earth-friendly, sustainable alternative to the more traditional high-impact coastal developments, in Machipongo, along Virginia’s scenic Chesapeake Bay shoreline.

Monks Sacred Art Tour

Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery will be visiting the area between May 9 and 15 and coordinating with local businesses for various activities.

Mental Gymnastics on Display

The USA Memory Championship elimination rounds will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., May 7, at the Hershey Lodge.

DARK Act Defeated

The Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act, was defeated in the U.S. Senate in March, representing a major victory for consumers.
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KUDOS - Alta View Wellness Center

Reiki Master Teacher Denise VanBriggle, MA, has joined the staff at Alta View Wellness Center, where she has been facilitating JourneyDance for the past year.

KUDOS - ReikiSpace & Learning Place

Rickie Freedman has been accepted as a speaker at the Mid-Atlantic Reiki Conference on November 12, in Columbia, Maryland.
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Magnesium Improves Childbirth for Mother and Newborn

Reduces Fevers and Complications

Legumes Keep Colorectal Cancer at Bay

Nuts and Beans for Colon Health

Red Clover Guards against Menopausal Bone Loss

Supplement for Osteopathic Health

Purpose and Meaning Help Seniors Live Longer

Connection to Longevity

Staying Active Relates to Healthy Hearing

Another Reason to Keep Fit

Cotton Hygiene Items Contaminated with Monsanto’s Glyphosate

Health Products Contain Probable Carcinogen

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2015 Wellness Profiles

Pamela Howard, DC, CCT Advanced Thermal Imaging

Clinical Thermography

Jacqui Cassel, Jacqui & Company

Personal and Business Coaching

Rickie Freedman, RMT, PT Reiki by Rickie ~ ReikiSpace & Learning Place


David Sullivan, DC

Chiropractic Neurology

Dr. Owen W. Allison Susquehanna Dental Arts

Mercury-Safe Holistic Family Dentistry

Elaine C. Torrance-Gingrich, Avalonian Moon

Law of Attraction Life Coach

Jessica Shoemaker, BS, ND Alternative Healthcare Consultant

Magali Diskus Essential Vision Coaching

Life Coaching, Energy Healing and Intuitive Readings

Jeffrey J. Backenstoes, DO, ABAARM, FAARFM Kim M. Backenstoes, Certified lifestyle health coach

Traditional and Alternative Medicine/ Medically Directed Weight Loss

Dr. Thomas D. Gault Gault Wellness Center

Weight Loss and Nutrition/Chiropractic and Pain Relief

Dr. Linda Stern

Healing Creatures Animal Hospital Integrative Holistic Veterinary Hospital

Tammy del Sol, DMD Colonial Dental Group

New Advancement in Full Dentures

Carol E. Layton, DMD, MAGD, MND, AIAOMT

Mercury-Free/Mercury-Safe Dentistry

Dr. Julie Madeira Niedwick, DC, DICCP Madeira

Chiropractic Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractic

Pentti J. Nupponen, DMD, MAGd, FIND, CNC, FIAOMT

Holistic Integrative Dentistry
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Natural Awakenings Family of Franchises Keeps Growing

Fouled Play

Toxic GMO Pesticides Drift Near Athletic Fields

Goat Groundskeepers

A Chew Crew Gobbles Up Invasive Species

Noisy Humans

Man-Made Clatter Muffles Nature’s Chorus

Salmon Scam

Farmed Fish Mislabeled as Wild-Caught

Mm-mm Good

Campbell’s Endorses GMO Labeling