The Resiliency Center: Your Place for Healing, Education & Community in Ambler, PA
Nutritional Guidelines to Enhance Mood and Emotional Well-being
by Joel Edman
While some of us recognize that when we eat better and take nutritional supplements our mood is better, for others this relationship may be difficult to evaluate. It also may be surprising to learn that there are actually several significant areas of research linking nutrition and mood. Nutritional factors influencing depression, for example, range from folate and vitamin D, to omega 3 fatty acids and hypoglycemia. There are also a number of nutritional supplements that can be important. Approaches are most beneficial when they are applied within the context of an overall integrative medicine program that includes dietary guidelines, nutritional supplements, physical fitness, relaxation techniques and other modalities, and then a uniquely developed overall program is designed . . .
The Importance of Vitamin D
by Georgia Tetlow
Vitamin D is inversely associated with risk of colorectal cancer. The higher your vitamin D level, the less likely you are to get cancer of the colon or rectum. Big news!! It’s important to get your vitamin D level tested, and essential to get repleted to the right level! Unlike integrative physicians, so many conventional physicians still underdose. Make sure your levels are appropriate for the upcoming winter months, when a higher dose of vitamin D is often needed . . .  
> Read full article with references
What To Do If You Suspect Your Teen is Using Drugs or Alcohol
by Wendy Sunderlin
Despite all of your efforts to keep your kids drug-free, one day you might suspect that your son or daughter is using drugs or alcohol. By the end of eighth grade, approximately 50% of adolescents have had at least one drink and more than 20% report having been “drunk” (American Academy of Pediatrics). Drug and alcohol use increases chances of addiction and it can change the developing brain. 
Upcoming Events & Programs
Laughter Yoga, Mondays, 10 am   *Note time change

Healthcare Professionals Networking Breakfast,
Wednesday 2/1, 9 – 10:30 am
Creating a 2012 Strategic Plan for Your Healthcare Business
Saturday, 2/11, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Beginner’s Mindfulness Class, Wednesdays at 7 pm
Begins on February 8th for 10 weeks
> Register by calling Jen Fusco Perry at 215-292-5056 or emailing

The Creative Writer’s Group, Wednesday 2/8, 7 – 9 pm
The Philadelphia Writer’s Workshop, Tuesdays, 7-10 pm
More Info
Women’s Personal Growth Group, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 9:30am – 11am
> For more info or to inquire about joining a morning or evening group, contact Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or
Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Support Group
Date and Time: TBD
For more information or to inquire about joining the group, contact Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or

Morning Meditation, Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 am
Evening Meditation, Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm

Qi Gong Classes, Thursdays, 2:00 and 6:20 pm
RSVP to Karen Steinbrecher
Knitting Circle, Second Saturday 2/11, 10 – 11:30am
> Learn more about these programs and more on The Resiliency Center's events page and online calendar.
Inspirations: A Book Club to Enhance Your Spirit and Promote Resiliency
Monday, 2/27, 7 – 9pm
Are you one of those readers who love finding meaning and inspiration from what they read?  Who enjoys being able to hear about different perspectives? Then take some time for yourself and join us at the Resiliency Center once a month to discuss fiction and nonfiction books that reconnect you with your spirit.

This month’s book is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. 

Admittance to the book club is free. Simply bring your copy of the book and your reflections. A wonderful opportunity to learn, connect with others, and engage in stimulating conversation.

Enrollment is limited, so call or e-mail Discussion Leader Sharon Beyer now at or 484.478.1077.
> Register Online

Opportunity for Practitioners
The Resiliency Center has full-time and part-time office space available for healthcare or healing arts professionals interested in joining our community. Acupuncturists, those trained in infant massage, and other practitioners of integrative wellness approaches encouraged to inquire.

> To learn more and/or schedule a time to see the space and talk with practitioners, contact Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or
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