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Welcome to Therapeutic Thymes Magazine. We are a quarterly indie-magazine dedicated to a more natural and therapeutic way of life. We focus primarily on essential oils, aromatherapy, natural healing, alternative healing, gardening, and sustainable living.

Meet Our Regular Writers:

AlannaAlanna Berger felt called to study Healing Touch after studying Spring Forest Qigong for three years, and as of September 2013, became a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner. She uses Healing Touch “from beginning to end” – supporting pregnant moms and babies, to young children, adults, seniors and hospice clients for their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs. Alanna has also begun coursework with The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy (ISHA) and is a Level 1 Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. She finds the use of essential oils helps take clients to deeper levels in achieving the healing process. Alanna has been using many of these techniques over the past two decades, and believes that self-healing is available to those who are willing to do the work

Emma Cate is a metaphysical healer and has been working with different types of healing for over eight years. She works with crystals closely in her daily practice and has found a deep love and passion for them. Born in Langhorne, Emma now calls Lancaster home, where she practices her healing. She writes our Crystal Visions column.

Sisters Giovanni and Gabi Grumelli own Essential Sisters. They handcraft all of their products: bath & body, soothing salves, Relax Sacks, outdoor skin care & more! They sell through their Etsy store, website, a variety of vendors in Southern Lancaster County and Northern Maryland, as well as relevant area shows.

Stephanie Jack, Ph.D is a Holistic Nutrition educator, whose specialty is to tailor clients nutritional needs into their lifestyle for optimum health. Stephanie is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and author of the book, FOOD FOR THOUGHT Energizing Busy Professionals.


Scott JillScott and Jill Lyman of Brogue, PA own and operate a Dream Vacations home-based travel franchise. They are vacation specialists who sell happiness! They sell all types of travel including cruises, all-inclusive resorts, and land tour packages (and yes, Disney) in the USA and worldwide. Their goal as travel professionals is to build and strengthen their customers’ relationships through travel. Whether it be a romantic getaway with your mate, a fun-filled family vacation, or a reunion with family or friends, they are ready to find you amazing deals and exciting destinations that you’ll never forget. You can sign up for weekly email deals and even search for vacation options on their website, www.LymanTravelGroup.com. Follow them on Facebook, facebook.com/LymanTravelGroup, for travel news and current offers. Call them today at 717-373-0015 and allow them to help plan your next Dream Vacation!

Taylor Miles is a writer and graphic designer based in downtown Lancaster. She is a recent graduate of Elizabethtown College, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Professional Writing with minors in graphic design and communications. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys drinking tea, playing the violin, and caring for her rabbit and plants. She will be covering a variety of events and topics.

Sue Morris of Mill Hall, PA, founded Sue’s Salves, and has been crafting herbal products with plants grown in her medicine garden since 2002. Sue’s Salves crafts plant-based skin care products, aromatherapy products and personalized botanical perfumes. Her products help heal burns, bruises, eczema, scars and many hard to heal skin conditions naturally.

PamPamela Ruane is an Assistant Professor for Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Physician Assistant Program. She lives in rural Potter County, PA with her husband, their sons, and a passel of finned, feathered, and furred family members. She has earned a M.S. in Health Science, Physician Assistant Studies as well as a Ph.D. in Natural Health and Naturopathy with a focus in herbal medicine. She is an Usui Reiki Master Therapist and also works part-time as a Hospitalist on the post-acute care floor of a rural critical access hospital. In the past, she has worked with clients as a naturopath and herbalist in Ellicott City, MD and has spent time as a clinician in pediatrics and family medicine in the suburbs of Washington, DC as well as South New Jersey. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching adults and children about native herbs and loves to grow medicinal herbs and wild craft sustainable native species. She writes our Mortar & Pestle column.


Jennifer Schneller is a landscape architect who specializes in residential garden design. She is especially interested in the relationship between people and plants, and loves to plan edible landscapes. Her interest in herbs developed out of years of helping people grow useful plants in beautiful ways. If you get her started talking about green growing things, it can be hard to get her to stop. She writes The Herb Blurb column.

Helene Williams, BSN, RN is a Reiki Teacher/Practitioner who has practiced Reiki in health care settings since 2007. She is the founder and president of the Lancaster Community Reiki Clinic, a non-profit organization whose mission is dedicated to practicing and promoting Reiki. Helene also maintains a private Reiki practice in Lititz, where she provides private sessions and teaches Reiki classes.

meJeanne Ruczhak-Eckman is the founder and editor. She is a business member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and a Certified Aromatherapist, through Josiah’s Oils in Neffsville. Jeanne also works in a nursery part-time seasonally. Her hobbies are genealogy research and writing. She graduated Lock Haven University with a BA in Mass Communications/Journalism in 1991 and is currently working on a Print Certificate from the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D).

So, we invite you to grab your favorite cup of of coffee or tea and settle in a spell. Welcome!

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