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Welcome to Natural Awakenings Online

August Edition

Empowering Youth
& Creativity

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See More »Letter from Publisher

Letter From Publisher

In his passage On Children, Kahlil Gibran says, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” This is a call for parents, teachers and communities to effectively and consciously educate and empower children to become the leaders and change agents of tomorrow.
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Harvesting the Power of Youth in South Central PA

Farming is in Heidi Witmer’s blood. The 36-year-old grew up in a South Central Pennsylvania farming family and spent her young adulthood sowing seeds far from home.

The Most Relaxing Place on Earth

Dissolve Float Spa owner Michael Heiter’s first float came after a 12-hour day in the operating room. After seven years in the military, he went to work in pharmaceuticals and biotech, often spending long days on his feet in hospitals.
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The Garden Cure

Natural Sanctuaries Heal Body and Spirit
Winding nature paths, fragrant lavender fields, heirloom-tea tasting… a world of sensory delights awaits us in America’s parks and farms.

Earth Guardians

Kids Say No to Global Warming
A young Colorado boy has started a worldwide network of youngsters from Bhutan to Brazil that fight environmental degradation.

Handle Wild Things With Care

How to Help Injured Animals
Many critters that look abandoned or hurt don’t actually need our help—but if we do see a bird, squirrel, turtle or other wild animal in distress, here’s a guide on what to do.

Growing Up Empowered

Helping Kids Step into Their Best Selves
We build confidence in our children by encouraging their unique strengths, fostering their dreams, allowing healthy risks and engaging them in community service.
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Get a Jump on the Holidays

The A Great Way to Spend Your Day women’s expo is designed for women of all ages to browse, shop, chat and be pampered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., October 1, at the Lebanon Expo Center.

New Yoga Therapy Class To Ease Anxiety

Dan Coma, RYT, will be instructing a new eight-week class, Easing Anxiety with Yoga, in 75-minute sessions on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., beginning September 8 at University Fitness Center at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Spirit of Oneness Expo

Alta View Wellness Center will host the Spirit of Oneness holistic expo for holistic body and energy workers with holistic workshops from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 1, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 2, at Zembo Shrine.

Yoga Teacher Classes Forming at Om My Yoga

Om My Yoga Academy is conducting their seventh intensive yoga teacher training beginning September 30.

Natural Living Expo in Lancaster

The Natural Living & Holistic Exposition of Pennsylvania will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 22, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 23, at the Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center, in Lancaster

MindPower Technology Opens New Chapter in South Central PA

There will be a local MindPT chapter opening informational event held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., August 18, at the Winding Hills Development Community Building

Yin Yoga Class Features Live Music from Maria Wilson

Maria Wilson, a premier solo guitarist, will accompany a deeply relaxing yoga class from 4:30 to 6 p.m., August 28, at Just Plain Yoga, in Camp Hill.

Capital Area Head Start Enrollment has Begun for Fall

Capital Area Head Start offers part day preschool programs for children 3 to 5 years old and Early Head Start services for children ages up to 3 years old and pregnant women.

GreenLine Paper Company Sells Organic Sunscreen

Greenline Paper Company, in York, which specializes in green office paper products, calendars, toner, ink, organic foods and more, now carries Goddess Garden Organic Sunscreen.

Central Pennsylvania Celebration of Life

The 16th annual Celebration of Life Holistic Expo & Conference, presented by New Visions Books & Gifts, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., August 13, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 14., in Memorial Hall at the York Fairgrounds.

Insurance Services with Women in Mind

Kathy Benkert, president of the Central Pennsylvania Women's Insurance Group, has established a new insurance company that specializes in serving women.

Learn ReikiSound at Alta View

Author Lana Ryder will conduct a workshop on ReikiSound to introduce reiki practitioners to using therapeutic sound in their sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 13, at Alta View Wellness Center.

Ozone Therapy Available at Susquehanna Dental Arts

Staff members at Susquehanna Dental Arts, in Columbia, completed training on May 7 to become certified in ozone therapy, which will be used to supplement current dental treatment options
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Kudos - Spoutwood Farm Center

Angela Nichtman was recently appointed manager of Spoutwood Farm Center.
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See More »Health Briefs

Breastfed Babies Have Fewer Colds and Ear Infections

Prolonged Nursing Provides Protection

Delayed Kindergarten Reduces Attention Deficit

Reason to Push Back Starting School

Grape Juice Boosts Memory and Driving Skills

Benefits of Polyphenols

Aromatherapy Soothes Allergies

Scents for Natural Relief

Prenatal Sun Exposure Lowers Asthma Risk

Increased Vitamin D Reduces Likelihood

Young Adult Insomnia Linked to Chronic Pain

Lack of Sleep Early On Leads to Complications Later in Life

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2015 Wellness Profiles

Jessica Shoemaker, BS, ND Alternative Healthcare Consultant

Tammy del Sol, DMD Colonial Dental Group

New Advancement in Full Dentures

Jacqui Cassel, Jacqui & Company

Personal and Business Coaching

Dr. Julie Madeira Niedwick, DC, DICCP Madeira

Chiropractic Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractic

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

Traditional and Alternative Medicine/ Medically Directed Weight Loss

Elaine C. Torrance-Gingrich, Avalonian Moon

Law of Attraction Life Coach

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

Holistic Integrative Dentistry

Dr. Owen W. Allison Susquehanna Dental Arts

Mercury-Safe Holistic Family Dentistry

Pamela Howard, DC, CCT Advanced Thermal Imaging

Clinical Thermography

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

Dr. Linda Stern

Healing Creatures Animal Hospital Integrative Holistic Veterinary Hospital

David Sullivan, DC

Chiropractic Neurology

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


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

Mercury-Free/Mercury-Safe Dentistry
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See More »Global Briefs

Scrambling Species

Climate Change Favors Some Birds over Others

Toxic Trinkets

Low-Cost Jewelry May Harbor Cadmium


Hope for a New Generation

Good Reads

Fiction Readers Have More Empathy

Show Stopper

Circuses Cease Exotic Animal Acts

Green Serenity

Sikkim Now a Wholly Organic State