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NewsBriefs, February 2013

  • Silver Lake Nature Center Receives Grant
  • Christi International Hosts Open House
  • Door to Door Organics Expands in the East
  • Hypnocise: A New Concept in Exercise
  • New Weight Loss Series
  • Open House at River Valley Waldorf School
  • Natural Awakenings Offers New Dating Website

Silver Lake Nature Center Receives Grant

Silver Lake Nature Center (SLNC) has been awarded a generous grant from the Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) in order to create a handicapped-accessible trail to the Earthship, a self-contained, carbon-zero building made of recycled materials that will open in the spring of 2013.

The SLNC, a facility of the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation, creates opportunities for the natural habitats of Silver Lake to thrive. The 235-acre natural treasure in the heart of the southern portion of Bucks County comprises about 4.5 miles of nature trails routed through or near the various habitats. The grounds are maintained to enhance the diversity of plant and animal life. The nonprofit Friends of SLNC assists the county by advocating for the Center, staffing it, sponsoring its programs and representing the community’s interests.

Location: Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol. For more information, call 215-785-1177, ext. 12, or visit

Christi International Hosts Open House

Christi International (CI) will host an open house at its new location in the Bailiwick Office Campus, from 1 to 3 p.m. on February 17. Co-owners Pete and Christi Maybo will offer tours of the new facility as well as samples of the practitioner-provided services. CI seeks to enhance and transform the lives of their clients by teaching them to cultivate their hearts.

During the open house, Christi will channel messages from The Guides, Paul Kroninger will channel Michal, and Susan DeLorenzo will demonstrate vibrational/sound toning. CI’s Energy Fusion team will introduce this new type of energy work, which is intended to ignite and reawaken one’s innate self-healing ability.

Christi International teaches clients how to move beyond present illusions and open themselves to new possibilities to live a truly divine life of love, joy, health and abundance. Practitioners work closely with The Guides, a vibration of pure love, to create profound paradigm shifts in the way clients view themselves and humanity.

Location: 252 Swamp Rd., Ste. 37, Doylestown. For more information, call 267-263-2747, email [email protected] or visit

Door to Door Organics Expands in the East

Door to Door Organics, a leading e-grocer with one of the largest e-grocer delivery networks in the U.S., is expanding into parts of New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania, as the result of its acquisition of Suburban Organics, on February 1. Door to Door Organics already has operations in Colorado, Illinois, Missouri and Michigan. The partnership has taken the new name, Door to Door Organics Tri-State, and boasts a new website.

“As Door to Door Organics Tri-State, we’ll be able to offer customers more than 500 organic and natural groceries, and make shopping more convenient, flexible, and fun,” comments Door to Door Organics’ CEO and President Chad Arnold. “We’ll be carrying new items like local milk, eggs, cheese and grass-fed beef and bison, and good-for you groceries and organic fruits and vegetables.”

The new website for Door to Door Organics Tri-State will be easy to navigate, with product information that will help customers make informed decisions. A new feature, the Door to Door Organics Kitchen, will provide more than 1,000 chef-tested recipes, and an easy Shop by Recipe tool to help customers create delicious meals out of the contents of their boxes.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Hypnocise: A New Concept in Exercise

Michael Legge, certified clinical hypnotherapist, and Nicolette Schwartzman, a licensed acupuncturist, have come together to develop a new exercise program, which they call hypnocise. The developers say that hypnocise can synchronize the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, offering benefits after just one 30-minute session. The pair are available to introduce the exercise relaxation program to groups that would like to know more.

One of the program’s methods uses the mind to move energy through visualization rather than external movement of the body; the method is rooted in ancient Chinese traditions aimed at reversing the aging process and increasing vitality without strenuous exercise, which is believed to deplete the body’s energy and leave it temporarily weak. This theory also suggests that the stress and pain that can be caused by exercise can deplete energy and that many people do not exercise because they are unconsciously trying to preserve that energy.

Another hypnocise method incorporates gentle movements from Western traditions that allow a dynamic balance between inner and outer exercises. These outer hypnocises help clear the body of metabolic waste products and provide cardiovascular stimulation.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit

New Weight Loss Series

The Hypnosis Counseling Center, Flemington, will present a special set of workshops, from 9 to 10 a.m. on three consecutive Saturdays — February 16 and 23 and March 2. The program includes three hypnosis sessions, a take-home reinforcement CD, journaling, group support and weight loss guidelines. The classes will be held at The Hypnosis Counseling Center office, in Flemington.

Hypnosis is a medically approved method of tapping the normally inaccessible power of the mind in order to correct negative behavior. The workshop will be held by hypnotherapist Barry Wolfson, who holds a master’s degree in counseling and has a 27-year track record using hypnosis. Registration begins immediately, and participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Cost: $99. Location: 28 Mine St., Flemington. To register, call 908-996-3311 or visit

Open House at River Valley Waldorf School

River Valley Waldorf School (RVWS) will host an open house at 10 a.m. on March 2, for families interested in learning about the school and the Waldorf approach. Founded in 1994, RVWS serves students from pre-school through 8th grade. RVWS is accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools. Situated a half-mile from the Delaware River in Upper Black Eddy, the campus encompasses more than seven grassy and forested acres for students to explore.

Developed by Rudolf Steiner in 1919, Waldorf Education is based on a profound understanding of human development that addresses the needs of the growing child. For the Waldorf student, music, dance, theater, writing and literature are not simply subjects to be read about, ingested and tested; rather, they are to be experienced. Through these experiences, Waldorf students cultivate a lifelong love of learning as well as the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities to be individuals certain of their paths and to be of service to the world. Waldorf teachers strive to transform education into an art that educates the whole child—the heart and the hands, as well as the head.

Cost: Free. Location: 1395 Bridgeton Hill Rd., Upper Black Eddy. For more information or to preregister (requested), call 610-982-5606 or visit

Natural Awakenings Offers New Dating Website

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Natural Awakenings is premiering a new online dating site,, in partnership with the Conscious Dating Network, the Internet’s largest and oldest conscious/spiritual/green dating site. Niche, online dating offers singles an efficient way to screen and date potential partners that share similar values and interests and are ready to be in a loving relationship. is designed to facilitate this enlightened way of meeting, dating and connecting.

The site will allow singles to join, create a full profile, upload photos and videos, send hellos, indicate interest, and even read and reply to private messages and IMs, all for free. Upgrading, which allows members to initiate personally written messages and IM’s, is inexpensive compared to other online dating sites, with packages ranging from $7.97/month to $16.97/month.

Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. CEO Sharon Bruckman says, “I’m really excited about this new alliance, which enables us to offer our 80-plus Natural Awakenings publishers around the country yet another way to help their readers connect with like-minded people, this time for the purpose of creating conscious relationships. I can’t wait to hear the new love stories!”

For more information, visit Receive a 20 percent Valentine’s discount when joining in Feb. by using the referral code, “NASingles”

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