November 3, 2002 |
The sole reason Catherine Holdsworth even tried reiki therapy eight years ago was that all the massage slots were booked at the spa where she was vacationing. Reiki (pronounced RAY-kee) is a Japanese technique adapted from Tibetan Buddhism that claims to transmit healing energy through the hands. Holdsworth, a certified nurse practitioner and a practicing Roman Catholic, was skeptical. "The first 10 minutes, I thought, 'Oh man, I got ripped off,' " she said. Adherents say reiki taps into a universal life energy that surrounds people.
September 28, 1997 |
"My dog's - how shall I say - psycho," said Lori Ferri, describing the behavior of Marty, her female German shepherd-miniature collie mix. So, when Ferri wanted to calm Marty down, she took her to groomer Deborah Terry, 46, owner of Terry's Pet Salon on Route 41. Terry's special touch - reiki massage - gave her a more mellow pet. Before moving this month from Washington Township to Maryland, Ferri said, she and her husband, Joe, took...
April 9, 2006 |
What it is: A Kimberton store that sells unusual gifts, books and music. What we liked about it: EarthSpeak seems like a throwback to the 1960s for those old enough to remember the shops with tie-dyed shirts, candles, crystals, and Native American carvings. EarthSpeak owners Scott Fort and Susan Lauretano describe their store as "cross-cultural and spiritually minded. " The store was across from the train station in Berwyn until August. The Kimberton store opened in September in a 19th-century blacksmith's building.
December 12, 2012 |
Lisa Miliaresis feels a special sort of holiday spirit. After death, "our loved ones are still here," the Mount Laurel psychic, 53, declares. "I speak [their] language. I view myself as an interpreter. " I meet Miliaresis, a grandmother who works full-time as a benefits administrator, at an annual event called Spiritual Continuum for the Holidays. Her friends Janice Gilpin, a Reiki practitioner who lives in Medford, and Kimberly Friedman, a meditation instructor from Marlton, are the event's cohosts.
May 15, 1998 |
R. Scott Rodin is the new president of the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wynnewood. Rodin, a Presbyterian, is the first non-Baptist president in the seminary's 73-year history. Rodin came to the seminary in 1993 as vice president for advancement and as adjunct professor of theology and ethics. He was the director of the Forward in Faithfulness campaign to raise $6.3 million for renovations and endowment. He also pioneered the seminary's distance learning program.
June 8, 2000 |
As a lifelong (almost 60 years) Philadelphian, the first thing I turn to every day is the obituaries. There's always a chance I'll recognize a name - a former teacher or classmate, former neighbor, local athlete whose career I followed, someone I may have interviewed. . . But none was more memorable than a friend who unfortunately did not warrant an obituary in either daily newspaper. I don't mean to be critical of the newspapers. The editor I would never envy is the one who decides which deceased individuals qualify for an obituary written by a reporter (few do)
February 1, 2005 |
Here's a chance to give yourself and your sweetie the gift that keeps on giving: the ability to write love letters. Edie Weinstein-Moser, an interfaith minister from Bucks County, is sponsoring three workshops in Sensual Story Writing just in time for Valentine's Day: from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10. Designed for individuals or couples, these are experiential sessions, which means participants will...
May 26, 2002 |
Parenting expert Nancy Samalin will discuss "What to Do When Your Kids Drive You Crazy" during a free lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The lecture, at the Washington Township Center for the Performing Arts, is sponsored by Kennedy Health System, the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders, the Roundtable of School Superintendents, and the Washington Township Board of Education. The lecture will focus on using positive discipline without bribes and threats, expressing anger without insulting children, diminishing sibling rivalry, setting limits without resorting to punishment, and resolving conflict.
June 23, 2002 |
Cooper Health System recently opened its Stroke Center, a refurbished unit within the hospital dedicated exclusively to the care and treatment of stroke patients. Stroke is the number-one cause of disabilities in the United States. According to Cooper's Stroke Program director, neurologist Thomas Mirsen, most people who suffer from permanent stroke disabilities receive medical care too late. At the center, stroke victims are evaluated and diagnosed by a team of physician care specialists on hand 24 hours a day to treat patients from the time they arrive.
August 27, 2010 |
Lizann Moran DeAngelis, 47, of Downingtown, a former Vanguard Group manager, who made it her mission to help others with breast cancer, died of the disease Tuesday, Aug. 24, at home. In 1996, Mrs. DeAngelis, then a mother of a 2-year-old, learned she had breast cancer. She completed treatment, including five years of hormonal drug therapy, and doctors gave her hope she was cured, said a brother, Steve Moran. In 2004, the cancer returned in her lungs, liver, and bones. By then, she and her husband, John, were the parents of two daughters.