Mind and Body

A letter to my sweet daughter…

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To my sweet daughter, When I first became your mama, I thought that never leaving your side was the best way to love you. I felt that the world was full of too many sharp edges and that I alone was selected to soften them. I know others thought it was strange. The way we […]

Mind and Body

Be Well Philly Reports…This Dreamy Poconos Summer Camp for Adults is Back — With Some Serious Upgrades

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by Caroline Cunningham, Be Well Philly Last year, when we shared that Rise Gatherings would be hosting a women-only summer camp (okay, “spring” camp) in the Poconos for a weekend of wellness, we were all, understandably, very stoked. I mean, reliving your childhood camp experiences while celebrating women empowerment and working on your physical and […]

Mind and Body

Tend and Befriend: The Science Behind Sisterhood

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Written by: Tami Astorino, co-creator of Rise Gatherings You are probably familiar with the “flight or fight” stress response. The idea that we have a primitive instinct to run or ramp up for a duel when faced with stress. The stress response causes the body to secrete stress hormones (adrenaline, cortisol, norepinephrine and others) into […]