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Welcome to Natural Awakenings

February Issue

Heart Health & Socially
Conscious Investing

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Hugging Is Essential For Optimum Health.

The heart is layered with physiological, emotional and energetic complexity that ultimately defies absolute understanding.
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Rumi’s Wellness Center

Providing Several Holistic Modalities in One Central Location
With a desire to give back to the community and form beneficial partnerships, father-and-son team Ali and Ben Farahani created Rumi’s Wellness Center, near Interstate 81 and Interstate 83, in Harrisburg.

Passion Starts with the Heart

The new year is a time for a fresh start and an opportunity to leave our old selves behind. Passion is a must-have oil to inspire emotions and enhance overall wellness.

There is Always Enough Love to Share

Hearts, like every part of us, are made of energy. This is science. Having our heart energy balanced is the center and key to all of our energy being balanced, and ultimately a more resilient and peaceful life.

The Profound Effect of a Simple Hug

“A hug is medicine for the soul. During the precious moments of a hug, a soul can be lifted above earthly concerns, even if only momentarily,” explains Sharon Askey owner of Gracefull Heart.

Escape the Winter Blues at Dauphin Women’s Expo

The sixth annual Dauphin County Women’s Expo, held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., February 23, at the Hershey Lodge, will provide some relief from the winter doldrums.
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Amazing Embrace

The Healing Power of Hugs
Hugs not only feel good, they also boost the immune system and release healing, feel-good hormones.

A Common Heart Song

Whales Point the Way
Just like whales, when we go deep within, we find the common song that unites all beings.

Warming Up For Winter Sports

Sure-Fire Ways to Get Fit
Before plunging into winter sports, we can prepare the body ahead of time by toning up major muscle groups.

Heart of a Woman

The Right Choices Keep It Strong
Heart disease kills a startling one in three women, yet with certain lifestyle and dietary changes, 80 to 90 percent of cases can be avoided.
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Heart Sound Recorder Offers New Insight into Cardiac Health

Christopher Gouse, DC, owner of Gouse Chiropractic, has introduced the heart sound recorder, a computer-based, low-risk general wellness monitor which uses the principles of auscultation to observe heart sounds.

Smooch a Pooch for Valentine’s Day

Doglicious Spa & Wellness Center will host a Smooches and Pooches Valentine Party on February 9 for a kissable, fun-filled day decorating homemade, healthy dog biscuits, with caricature drawings by Neil and Smooches from Pooches.

New Rates at Hygea Wellness

Hygea Wellness has introduced new monthly membership rates.

Reflexology Available at Mella Luna Studios

Mella Luna Studios has added foot reflexology with Beth Camplese-Baublitz, owner of EMB Reflexology, as a new service.

Seeking Healthy Ambassadors

Thrive Fit Co., Natural Awakenings South Central PA and The Healthy Grocer have partnered to spotlight those people in our community living a healthy lifestyle and inspiring those around them to do the same.

Tai Chi is Valuable for All Ages

Studio Solomon is starting new tai chi classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for students of all ages and levels with instructor Juli McGreevy.

Practical Means to Self-Awareness

Asha Scatachard, a Brennan Healing Science practitioner, is offering a three-hour workshop, Energy, Consciousness and You: Embracing the New Human, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 13 and 20.
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Bitter Melon Eases Knee Pain

Relieves Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Harmful Bacteria Linked to Certain Showerheads

Inhalation of Steam Leads to Lung Infections

Zinc Combo Fights Aging Diseases

Protects Against Oxidative Stress

Ashwagandha Normalizes Hypothyroid Levels

Traditional Ayurvedic Herb Balances Thyroid

The Power of Thank-You Notes

People Underestimate the Message

Walnut Leaves Improve Diabetic Health

Lowers Blood Pressure and Body Weight

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Bug Apocalypse

Sharp Decline Threatens Ecosystem

Fish Revival

Shad Return After 174-Year Absence

Horse Sense

Wild Horses Ride Out the Storm

Bat Cave Rescue

Promising Progress Against Disease

Mind Meld

Translating Thoughts Into Speech

Tips for a Tree-Free Home

Many Ways to Pare Down Paper Use