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October Edition

Game Changers &

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See More »Letter from Publisher

Hail to the Change Makers

Through much practice and failure and ongoing self-encouragement, I’ve learned to embrace the fear and do “it” anyway, whatever “it” is.
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See More »Local Features

A Matter of Focus and Balance

The connection between fly fishing and yoga might seem odd; however, if we take a closer look at the mechanics between both principles, we will begin to understand the link between the two.

Natural Living & Holistic Expo of Pennsylvania

Attendees will receive free product samples from local and national companies so they can try their non-GMO and organic products. Every hour during the event, free lectures will be given on topics ranging from a presentation by GMO Free Pennsylvania to acupuncture and which foods increase stamina and vitality.

Keystone Human Services is No Ordinary Charity

Keystone Human Services goes above and beyond in their mission to “advance the human spirit”, as is evidenced by the Susquehanna Service Dog Program.
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Archive »Features

Edward Humes on the High Cost of Transportation

Small Consumer Choices Have Big Impacts
When we click “buy it now” to purchase, say, a coffee pot, we support a process that has 165,000 miles of trains, planes, boats and truck travel attached to it.

Tree-Mendous Love

How Trees Care for Each Other
Just like us, trees can communicate, nurture one another and protect each other from danger.


How to Slim a Fat Feline
Three of five American cats are overweight, but simple feeding and exercise strategies can restore a plump feline to jungle-cat sleekness.

Change Makers

Inspired to Act
Dedicated to improving their slice of the world, activists are energetically tackling problems that range from food waste in California to poor sanitation in Haiti to Alzheimer’s treatment in New York.
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Scalp Acupuncture Provides Unique Applications

The Center for Holistic Medicine, in Carlisle, is now offering scalp acupuncture in addition to body acupuncture.

Avalonian Moon Circles with Elaine Torrance-Gingrich

Circles are all about women coming together to create connection and sisterhood. The benefits of circles are numerous, including a safe, sacred space for sharing; connection; a place to be seen and witnessed; validation; exploration; celebration; and more.

Breast Health Fair in York

A Breast Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, October 8, at St. Paul’s Wolf’s ECC, in York.

Giving Children a Second Chance at Life

The Pressley Ridge CRR treatment foster care program serves youth 5 to 21 years old that have special behavioral needs and require professional treatment and counseling.

Open House at New Reitz Location

Reitz Natural Remedies is holding an Open House from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., October 5, at their new, spacious location at 46 Palmyra Road, in Palmyra. There will be door prizes, refreshments and tours of the facility.

Benbow Opens New Office in Harrisburg

Rachel Benbow has changed the name of her practice to The Roots of Health Therapist: Rachel Benbow, LMT, BA, MLIS, and moved to a new location at 3540 North Progress Avenue, Suite 106, in Harrisburg.

Mystery School Now Enrolling

This one of-a-kind training is a fusion of diverse New Thought philosophy that includes spiritual, esoteric and shamanic practices. Combined, they allow the initiate to discover their own gifts.

New Spa Services at Tranquility Salon and Wellness Center

Jillian Koser, spa director at Tranquility Salon and Wellness Center, reports that they are introducing new services this fall.

Shumaker Observes ADHD Awareness Events

“As a coach, I uncover the strengths of my clients and with them, develop a plan that supports their best interest to make the advances they desire in life."

Organic Milk From Rutter’s Now Available

All the Rutter’s organic milk comes from family-owned organic farms, and the dairy itself is located in York

Kombucha Now Available at Cornerstone Coffeehouse

All the ingredients of Natalie’s Craft Kombucha are organic and locally sourced. Flavors include Mango Peach, Blackberry, Lavender Rose, Sweet Ginger, Cranberry Ginger, Rose Berry and Local Concord.

Tim Hamm to Appear at Palmyra Unity

Unity of Palmyra is hosting inspirational speaker and musician Tim Hamm to speak at the 10:30 a.m., October 9, Sunday service on The Gospel of Buddha, and present a workshop, Detox Your Brain, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Stellar Fitness Seeks Volunteers for Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

October is domestic violence month, and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march at 4:30 p.m., October 7 that raises awareness and funds to eliminate gender violence in local communities.

A Great Way to Spend Your Day in Carlisle

The fifth annual Cumberland County Women’s Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 12, at the Carlisle Expo Center, designed for women of all ages to browse, shop, chat, and be pampered. It’s a day of friendship, fun and learning.
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Kudos - Kathy Trapp

Kathy Trapp is the newly-appointed licensed sales agent for US Health Group in the Central Pennsylvania region.
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See More »Health Briefs

Medical Errors Cause 250,000 Deaths a Year

Third-Leading Cause in U.S.

Senior Joggers Enjoy Youthful Metabolic Rate

Benefits of Running Later in Life

Diabetics Improve Using Sesame and Rice Bran Oils

Normalizes Blood Glucose Levels

Vitamin D3 Boosts Gut Health

Reduces Bad Bacteria, Increases Good

Sweat Can Transfer Happiness

Contagious Emotional State

Acupuncture Eases Hot Flashes

Treatment for Menopause Symptoms

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2015 Wellness Profiles

Elaine C. Torrance-Gingrich, Avalonian Moon

Law of Attraction Life Coach

Tammy del Sol, DMD Colonial Dental Group

New Advancement in Full Dentures

Jacqui Cassel, Jacqui & Company

Personal and Business Coaching

David Sullivan, DC

Chiropractic Neurology

Pamela Howard, DC, CCT Advanced Thermal Imaging

Clinical Thermography

Dr. Linda Stern

Healing Creatures Animal Hospital Integrative Holistic Veterinary Hospital

Magali Diskus Essential Vision Coaching

Life Coaching, Energy Healing and Intuitive Readings

Dr. Thomas D. Gault Gault Wellness Center

Weight Loss and Nutrition/Chiropractic and Pain Relief

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

Traditional and Alternative Medicine/ Medically Directed Weight Loss

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

Mercury-Free/Mercury-Safe Dentistry

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

Holistic Integrative Dentistry

Dr. Julie Madeira Niedwick, DC, DICCP Madeira

Chiropractic Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractic

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


Jessica Shoemaker, BS, ND Alternative Healthcare Consultant

Dr. Owen W. Allison Susquehanna Dental Arts

Mercury-Safe Holistic Family Dentistry
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See More »Global Briefs

Green Crisis

One in Five Plant Species May Face Extinction

Biodegradable Bottle

Algae-Based Jars Quickly Decompose

Bright Idea

Incandescent Lights Reinvented as Eco-Friendly

Cause and Effect

Activists Will ‘Sue’ Monsanto in Mock Trial

School Haze

EPA Helps Schools Cut Bus Emissions

Organic Rally

October is Non-GMO Month