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Welcome to Natural Awakenings Online

April Issue

Climate Health Update
& Healthy Home

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There’s a great future in plastics.

“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me, aren’t you?”
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Keeping a Home Clean Naturally

A practical, simple and efficient way to keep toxic products out of the home is to make household cleaners using natural and inexpensive ingredients that are safe and eco-friendly.

Treating Jaw Pain Beyond the Dentist’s Chair

Many people believe that when their jaw hurts, they have difficulty or pain chewing food, popping or clicking or difficulty opening their mouth, the best person to see is their dentist.

Investing for Sustainable Impact

The options to invest socially are available to almost every investor, institution and business, including within retirement plans.

Healthy Home Audit

An audit of the home, buildings and property twice a year, followed by maintenance steps, aids in keeping the indoor environment healthy for the whole family.
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Gardening Asanas

Yoga Poses to Stay Pain-Free
Overdoing garden work can produce aches and pains, but by integrating yoga positions while planting and weeding, we can emerge pain-free after hours of being on our knees and bending.

Indigenous Wisdom

Elders Urge Us to Reimagine Life
Indigenous elders from around the world meet together to pass down four sacred gifts of wisdom we would do well to heed.

Nature’s Remedies

How Animals Self-Medicate
Creatures in the wild ranging from microbes to elephants cope with parasites, pests and pain using natural substances; it all suggests why our preserving the natural world is good for us, too.

Healthy Climate, Healthy People

Why a Warming Planet is Harming Our Health
As the Earth slowly heats up, we’re being affected by rising allergens, disaster-related trauma and the increase in insects carrying dangerous diseases.
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Awakening the Dreamer York Connects People Near and Far

Awakening the Dreamer York will host a workshop from 2 to 6 p.m., April 22, at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, in Spring Grove, on the work of the Pachamama Alliance, an international umbrella organization that founded the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium.

Learn about Hemp Oil at Sonnewald

Josh Hendrix will conduct a lecture from 6:30 to 8 p.m., May 3, at Sonnewald Natural Foods, explaining why thousands of Americans are finding help from CBD oil in dealing with a wide variety of health issues.

Five Years of Reiki in Harrisburg

Reiki by Rickie ~ ReikiSpace & Learning Place, Harrisburg’s first reiki center, is celebrating their fifth anniversary on April 1 and holding an open house event from 5 to 9 p.m., April 6.

ZYTO Technology at SPAtacular Escapes

SPAtacular Escapes now offers ZYTO technology, which communicates with the body to address specific imbalances.

FertilityCare Introductory Sessions

Creighton Model FertilityCare System introductory sessions will be held at Geisinger Holy Spirit OB/GYN this spring to introduce participants to an effective natural alternative to hormonal birth control and/or fertility treatments.

Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival

The Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership will present their 10th annual Earth Day Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 21, along South Market Street, rain or shine.

Learn About Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy

Clinical hypnotherapist Andy Hockley is now offering heart-centered hypnotherapy at Bee Present Wellness, and will conduct a demonstration from 6:30 to 8 p.m., April 26.

New Classes at Absolute Pilates

The Studio By Absolute Pilates is celebrating their second anniversary by launching two new classes: Rebounding and TRX, with free, 30-minute demos from April 20 to 22.

Misiti Returns to Camp Hill to Teach Yoga

Bobbi Misiti, of BeFit Yoga, who travels the world teaching the ancient practice, will be in town at Mending Roots Wellness from May to September.

Cloth Diapers Are a Renewable Resource

Om Baby Pregnancy & Parenting Center will hold the eighth annual Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) at 11 a.m., April 21, as part of the Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival.

Volunteers Needed to Bring Mindfulness to Kids in School

Rachel Wilson, founder of Om My Yoga studio states, “There is a movement on the rise to bring regular and consistent education on mindfulness and yoga to public schools."

New Holistic Center Offers Holistic Services and Gifts

At Center of Balance, the focus is on mind, body and soul, and a way to centering the self through relaxation, rewinding and rejuvenation through holistic services, classes or unique gift items.

Real Food from a Real Farm

Carwood Farm provides a rare and unique opportunity for consumers to buy healthy beef free from antibiotics and hormones directly from the producer at a lower price than most grocery stores.

Herbs are More Popular than Ever

The 20th annual Pennsylvania Herb and Garden Festival will take place on April 13 and 14 at the York Expo Center.

Fresh Air Fund Shows City Kids Fresh Horizons

The nonprofit Fresh Air Fund is looking for host families in central Pennsylvania to open their homes to inner-city children from 7 to 12 years old for one week this summer.

Lyme Conference in Hershey

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) is partnering with PA Lyme Resource and Drexel University to present a weekend intensive Lyme course.
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Whole Grains Help Us Eat Less

Feel Fuller Sooner, Lose Weight

Herbs Ease Polycystic Ovary Symptoms

Natural Remedy Provides Relief

Fruit Pesticides Lower Fertility in Women

Produce Has Impact on Conception

Less REM-Stage Sleep Linked to Dementia Risk

Impact on Mental Acuity

Air Pollution Linked to Psychological Distress

Mental Health Connection Found

High-Fat Diet Risks Multiple Sclerosis Relapse

Increasing Veggies Cuts Risk

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‘Sink’ Setback

Tropical Forests Releasing Excess Carbon

Clear Gain

Window-Like Solar Cells Could Power 40 Percent of U.S. Needs

Distributed Power

Energy Users Control Own Supplies

Scientists’ Security

France Welcomes Beleaguered Climate Researchers

Transforming Plastics

Mobile Trashpresso Turns Trash into Tiles

Top Polluters

Just 100 Companies Emit Most Global Emissions