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April Issue

Sustainable Living &
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The Importance of Breathing Easy

Improving our posture would help that nagging neck pain we get after being hunched over the computer all day at work, but improving the way we breathe can also help.

Emily Smith

simple human movement is a healing arts studio for rest, relaxation and resiliency located in Narberth and Chestnut Hill, where owner Emily Smith offers myofascial release, massage, Pilates and movement instruction.

Seasonal Allergies Reflect Inner Imbalance

The body is an amazing indicator of whether we are in balance or imbalanced. By listening to it and taking time for it, loving it can ensure less health issues.

Environmental Art at the Schuylkill Center

With a large parcel of habitat and miles of free public trails, there is always something to see at the Schuylkill Center, located in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia, for a nature fix.
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Bringing Up Kitty

Get Off on the Right Paw
Adorable as new kittens are, they need the right conditions, from bedding to food to scratching surfaces—and a proper introduction to their new home—to thrive.

Loving Nature

Outdoor Adventures for Kids
In a time in which digital devices often rule, kids will happily head outdoors for adventures involving gardens, bugs and birds that spark their interest and creativity.

Potluck for the 21st Century

Breaking Bread, Building Community
Using phone apps as well as workplace and neighborhood contacts, friends and strangers are coming together to share healthy, home-cooked meals.

Power Switch

Taking a Home Off the Grid
Costs are down, technology is up and tax credits are up for grabs. There’s never been a better time to declare energy independence and explore solar, wind and geothermal options.
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See More »Health Briefs

Household Cleaning Products Affect Babies’ Guts and Weight

Disinfectants Linked to Health Concerns

Smoking Bans Lower Blood Pressure

Local Restrictions Improve Health for Citizens

Curcumin Boosts Fertility in Men

Increases Sperm Count and Motility

Sugary Drinks Linked to Kidney Disease

Dangers of Sweetened Beverages

Stress May Be Worse in the Evening

Increases Later in the Day

Probiotics Ease Bipolar Disorder

Supplements Aid in Mental Health

 

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News Briefs

Entune Transdermal Cannabis Patches

Zija International was founded on the idea that a better life is possible with the right combination of products, opportunity, timing and endeavor.

Boys’ Gymnastics Training in Germantown

Nonprofit Philadelphia Boys’ Gymnastics, located in the Wissahickon Industrial Complex, is the only gymnastics program in Philadelphia dedicated to boys.

Love Your Local Park

Love Your Park is a collaborative partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy to steward and support neighborhood parks throughout the city.

Learn Professional Energy Medicine in Cherry Hill

The first four classes of Donna Eden's Energy Medicine training, called the Foundations Program, will be offered in Cherry Hill at the Ohana Health and Wellness Center.

Heal the Entire Family in Five Easy Steps

Dr. Jacquilen Foster Tomas, Ali, ND, BAT, CBP, CNC, MH, Med, will present Body Talk Access: Learn to heal your entire family in 5 easy steps! From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 14.

Become a Holistic Nurse in Any Practice Setting

The faculty includes Colleen Delaney, Ph.D., RN, a board-certified advanced holistic nurse, and Catherine M. Alvarez, RN, MA, a baccalaureate certified holistic nurse.
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Muddled Message

GMO Labeling Diluted

Worldwide Worry

Environmental Risks Register as Top Threat

Over Dose

Citrus Crops to Receive Human Antibiotics

Fuel Folly

Nuclear Waste Disposal Remains Elusive

Support Citizen Action Against Plastics

Our Planet

Netflix Series Reveals Its Fragile Beauty
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Egg-ceptional Fun

Natural Easter Colors to Dye For

National Start! Walking Day

Take the First Steps Toward Fitness

Easter Eggs

Don’t Pay More for Fraudulent Labels

People’s University

Celebrate Libraries' Contributions to Community

Earth Day on Walden Pond

Listen to Walden: Ballad of Thoreau Radio Drama

 

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Mallika Chopra stopped to chat with Natural Awakenings of Philadelphia recently about her book, Just Breathe.

A fun and accessible, fully illustrated go-to meditation guide. For kids ages 8 to 12, this book is full of specific exercises to help deal with day-to-day challenges and tips to lead a healthier, happier, and more connected life. Click on the Book Cover for more information.