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Goddesses Heed My Call...

“The voice of the feminine, whether spoken by man or woman, speaks on behalf of life.” Anne Baring, from As She Is.

The Time Is Ripe For Change

It was a brief glimpse into the still silence of the hidden mind, like a lucid dream, filled with hopes, possibilities, fantasies and a few fears, all swirling together and existing separately.

Live As If Your Hair Were On Fire

Time heals all wounds, waits for no man, flies by, keeps on ticking and its passage is marked in unique, personal and meaningful ways…

Bare-Assed Naked...In Bed

As it turns out, divine grace and the power of Dad’s intention manifested in what was a perfect farewell. At home, under hospice care, with his children present and him conscious and aware until near the very end, he took his last breath bare-assed, naked in bed.

Maybe Every Day is New Year’s Day.

It’s a new year, a new you and a new me—or is it? This time of year attracts optimism for transition and change.
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Pure Oil Couple Jen and Jeff Frey Share the Benefits of doTERRA Essential Oils

doTERRA essential oils have enhanced the lives of Jen and Jeff Frey, and their family, in important and beneficial ways, affording them a holistic lifestyle using nature’s remedies to support health and wellness.

Whole Body Awareness Achieved Through Dentistry

The Halifax Center for Holistic and Cosmetic Dentistry impacts overall health
At the Halifax Center for Holistic and Cosmetic Dentistry, the family dental practice of Dr. Pentti Nupponen, the focus is on holistic dentistry and its impact on overall health.

Healthy Living Kitchen Nurtures Health Coaches

“People want to get healthy, but often don’t have a clear path, and can get confused with all the conflicting information that’s out there. Health coaches serve as this guide and have a very high success rate when they work with people. Whether it's a diagnosis from their doctor or personal goals, they want to achieve; coaches keep people focused."

Sunshine Nut Company and Wegmans are Going Nuts and Doing Good

Wegman's in Mechanicsburg is partnering with Don Larson who ended up in Mozambique, Africa, where he founded Sunshine Nut Company. where 90 percent of the company’s profits are funneled back into the community and where Larson’s work has quite literally transformed lives.

Finding a Holistic Way Through Depression

We know that the likelihood of experiencing serious depression varies by gender, age, ethnicity and socioeconomic status, but to date, there has not been any specific gene or combination of genes that has been identified as a cause of depression.
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Taggart Siegel Seeks to Seed an Agricultural Revolution

His latest documentary film explores the global drive to rescue traditional seed varieties threatened with extinction by agribusiness practices, in order to ensure humanity’s survival.

Mastering Self-Defense

Staying Aware Avoids Problems
Effective self-defense comes when we move mindfully through environments and know how to safely redirect an opponent’s energy.

When We Set Out

Let Spirit Steer Us
Our soul is like a sail, filled by the wind of Spirit; our job is to harness our will to let Spirit take the rudder.

Natural Motherhood

Creating the Best Start for New Life
By making wise choices starting with diet and exercise, a mom-to-be can claim the gentle, joyous birth she wants for her baby.
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Grand Opening Special at New Camp Hill Salon

Beyond Beauty Skin Therapy Salon for Women is offering a grand opening special at 1924 Market Street, in Camp Hill. The salon uses only natural skin care products from Pevonia Botanica and the Lancaster-based Makes Sense Natural Spa line.

Scalp Acupuncture Provides Unique Applications

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

Yoga Options Expand in Harrisburg

Omtology and United We OM Yoga by Omtology are an integrated yoga lifestyle boutique and studio that opened in June.

Cornerstone Coffeehouse Serving Healthy Matcha Tea

Cornerstone Coffeehouse is now serving matcha tea as a 16-ounce hot or iced drink

Serenity on Tap

Dissolve Float Spa floatation therapy is now open at 2211 Market Street, in Camp Hill, with three private float rooms.

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.

Sonnewald Community Yoga Free for Veterans

New community yoga classes in Spring Grove are being sponsored by Sonnewald Natural Foods and the Sonnewald Life Institute from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Take the Sonnewald Raw Fit Weight-Loss Challenge

Sonnewald Natural Foods, in partnership with Garden of Life, is holding a Raw Fit Challenge to help encourage people to stick to their New Year’s goals of being healthy.

Celebrate the Hero in Everyone this Christmas

New Oxford Body and Soul Boutique is introducing an exclusive new line of hand-crafted tailored talismans, the Archetype Jewelry Collection Series, on December 1.

Buy Organic Spices in Bulk at Wegmans

Wegmans Food Market in Mechanicsburg has added a cost-effective way to purchase high-quality organic spices with a bulk organic spice rack in their Nature’s Marketplace department.

Workshop on Advances in Myofascial Medicine

David Lesondak, BCSI, a myofascial specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will present a workshop on the human fascial system for the health professional from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 17, at the Granada Ave Gym and Fitness Center, in Hershey.

Madeira Chiropractic Offers Free Screenings

September is Vertebral Subluxation Awareness Month. Madeira Chiropractic, Camp Hill, is offering free spinal screenings from September 22 to 29. Screening includes posture analysis, spinal infrared nerve system scan, bilateral weight balance and chiropractic evaluation with Julie Madeira Niedwick, DC, DICCP.

Kitchell Chiropractic Opens in Shrewsbury

As a Webster-certified Chiropractor Kitchell says she loves working with pregnant women and children in the community, aiming to educate the community about chiropractic and a healthier lifestyle.

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.

HealthTouch Returns to Harrisburg Area

Bob Wolfe has reopened HealthTouch Body/Mind Therapies at 300 Bridge Street, second floor, in New Cumberland.

New Company Monitors Electrical Radiation Exposure

WDR Electromagnetics, LLC, is the area’s first electrical contracting firm offering electromagnetic frequency (EMF) field and electromagnetic interference (EMI) testing and remediation

Second Saturdays at Sonnewald

Hosted by the Sonnewald Life Institute, Second Saturdays at Sonnewald will be held on the tranquil grounds of the chemical-free Sonnewald Farm.

School of Hard Knocks

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

Get Ready to Cruise

Rickie Freedman and Joanna Scott will be conducting a Healing Water Holistic Cruise from January 21 through 28, 2017

Open House at Love & Light Institute

The Love & Light Institute, in Mechanicsburg, is having an open House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., January 16, to introduce and launch a Mind and Focus Program and a new essential oil blend, Mind and Focus.
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Kudos - Ryan Buehner, DMD

Ryan Buehner, DMD, AIAOMT, a doctor of medical dentistry at Hershey Dental Associates, LLC, in Hummelstown, received accreditation from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) in March.

Kudos - Capstone Medical

Capstone Medical Associates, specializing in anti-aging skin care, is adding esthetic services that include waxing, facials and body treatments.

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 - Dr. David Sullivan

Dr. David Sullivan, chief of staff at Headache Freedom Centers, PLLC, has been nominated for physician of the year

Kudos - Rev Julie Vance

After 25 years of service, Reverend Julie Vance has retired from Unity of Palmyra.
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Not-So-Speedy Pedaling Boosts Benefits

Ideal Biking Pace

Prenatal Omega-3 Reduces Kids’ Asthma Risk

Supplement for Expectant Mothers

Even One Drink Daily Increases Melanoma Risk

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Skin Cancer

DNA Markers Link Lifespan to Nutrition

Vitamin C, Folate and Potassium Intake Associated with Longevity

Latin American Tree Bark Improves Diabetes Markers

Extract Helps People with Type 2

Negative Stereotypes Sabotage Girl Soccer Players

Exposure to Discouraging Viewpoints Affects Performance

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Safe Harbor

Marine Reserve Preserves Ocean Biodiversity

Turtle Turnaround

Record Hatchlings Give Hope

Cycling Chicago

Pioneering Bike Paths Promise Easy Commutes

Balloon Doom

Far-Flying Rubber Harms Sea Creatures


Designing Cabinets and Chairs Made from Recyclables

Choo Choo Breakthrough

Wind-Powered Trains in Holland