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June 3, 2017

Sat., June 3, from 1 until 2:30 pm – An Afternoon with Karl Rickels, MD

Join us on Sat., June 3, from 1 until 2:30 pm at the Willow Grove Giant Supermarket for “An Afternoon with Karl Rickels, MD”


Copies of his 2011 book A SERENDIPITOUS LIFE: FROM GERMAN POW TO AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIST will be available to purchase. He fought with Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, “The Desert Fox.”

Dr. Karl Rickels is the founder of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Section at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor in the department of psychiatry and the Stuart and Emily B.H. Mudd Professor of Human Behavior and Reproduction.

In 2008, he was also awarded the William Osler Patient Oriented Research Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement for research in which the investigator directly interacts with human subjects. Dr. Rickels is known throughout the world as the leading expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

In his 575 publications and 9 books over more than 40 years, Dr. Rickels has made so many contributions to this treatment that he is recognized as the Dean of Psychopharmacology of anxiety disorders. As a testament to his extraordinary intellect, in his 80s and 90s, he remains an active researcher.

As founder of the Penn program in the department of obstetrics and gynecology which treats and recognizes the special needs of women with mental health issues, his contributions continue to affect the lives of his many grateful patients.


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July 18, 2017

Speaker Meeting – Tuesday, July 18 – Abington Presbyterian – Marie Higgins

Marie Higgins will talk about the practice of Spiritual Journaling.

Marie left corporate America after more than 15 years in Human Resources Management to pursue life.  Before long (in 2010), she found massage therapy and became a certified, licensed massage therapist and owns her own practice.

Eventually she discovered the body, mind, spirit connection and created a daily journaling practice.  Her blog is

She speaks at universities, churches, wellness centers and women’s groups. Her book, “Sprouting Spirituality: A Memoir and a Guide to Spiritual Journaling,” is available now.

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