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Dia de los Muertos

(Day of the Dead) - November 1st - 2nd A National Mexican holiday when gatherings of family and friends pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed on. The celebration takes place on November 1st, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased. Visit Blue Agave's dia de los Muertos altar, enjoy the festivites and learn the importance this cultural holiday.

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For a complete and current listing, please visit, and click on the "Get it" tab. FRANKLIN Whole Foods (Galleria Blvd.) MURFREESBORO Aesthetic Center of Murfreesboro (Highland St.) Aspen Leaf Yogurt (Middle Tn. Blvd.) Blue Agave (Church Street) Downtown Square (shown in picture) Enchanted Planet (Greenland Dr.) Jozoara Coffee Shop (Thompson Lane area) Outside Keathley University Center (MTSU Campus) Mellow Mushroom (Rutherford Blvd. area) MOAB (Maple St.) Murfreesboro Athletic Club (Memorial Blvd.) Personally Yours (Barfield Crescent area) Stepping Stone Academy (near Broad & Rutherford Blvd.) Sunshine Health & Nutrition Shop (Church St.) Pa Bunk's Natural Market (Downtown) Top of the Block (W. Lokey Ave.) NASHVILLE Center of Symmetry (Louise Ave.) Porter Road Butcher (Gallatin Ave) The Green Wagon (Forrest Ave) Turnip Truck Urban Fare East (Woodland St.) Turnip Trust Urband Fare West (12th Ave) Whole Foods (Hillsboro Pike) Worm's Way (Main Street) Ugly Mug Coffee Shop (Eastland Ave)

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...Make the most of the summer, no regrets! None here! Not only did Luke and I attend Bonnaroo for the first time in six years, but I also trained this summer to become a certified holistic life coach! Life coaching is more widely available in the Western U.S., where certification programs have been offered for decades. Thanks to the formation of RHI, if you've ever wanted to become a certified life coach in Tennessee, now you can! I could go on and on about how incredible my training was. To read more, visit for my testimony as well as testimony from my classmates. Big News, Big News! With a shared mission to provide resources and information about wellness, green living, holistic practitioners, life coaching and more, B.Real Magazine will join forces with Radiant Health Institute. This advancement is truly a cause to celebrate, and let me tell you why... I will be handing over the managing editor reigns to RHI and Wellness Matters Expo founder, Dez Stephens, who is sure to bring B.Real Magazine to the next level. She is a former editorial assistant of Vegetarian Times and former managing editor of The Human Factor. She also possesses an extensive network of practitioners in the healing arts and a true passion for life coaching and people. I could not dream of a more qualified person to involve in this magazine. She will bring new content, but also bold and concise graphic design. As a result, I could not be more confident and elated about things to come. RHI will become the new affiliate publisher of B.Real Magazine, introducing a new tagline, Radiant Living for Real People. This new tagline represents a united effort to deliver content that will enrich the lives of everyday people. You may be wondering what this means for me. I will maintain an executive role with B.Real Magazine as business development director. I will continue to oversee the publication in all facets, focusing primarily on the proliferation of the publication so that it continues to grow rapidly. I am very proud and grateful to everyone who devoted their time and words to this magazine over the last year. I would also like to express immense gratitude to everyone who continues to supports this as well as other local, independent media. Your efforts are no small task. In this issue, we introduce a local classifieds section. Our intention is to provide a vast resource of local small businesses that offer wellness, healing arts, natural products and specialty services of interest to our readers, while offering affordable advertising to those businesses. In the spirit of uniting RHI & B.Real Magazine, we want to unite these businesses under one resource so that our readers know what & who is available in our area. As these changes are underway, so changes the season. Give thanks today and every day!

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Oct. 12-14, Oct. 19-21, Oct. 2012 26-28, Nov. 2-4 - Stony Creek Farms, Whites Creek, TN September 7-16, Course Instructors: Stony Creek Farm Dan Callarman, Sacred1Earth Whites Creek, TN Hosts: Sarah7-16: Bellos & course David Wells September Full $850 of Stony Creek Farms

We are part of the earth and the earth calls on us to build our environment naturally. This ten-day experience empowers people to build small and multifunctional buildings from September 7-9: Introduction to natural materials. Using recycled lumber, stone, cob, and straw clay slip, “The Chicken naturalFees: building weekend $350 Course $250 first weekend, Temple� - a hybrid chicken coop/greenhouse/ $50 subsequent weekends, Food, camping, amenities, shed - prepares you to build naturally in any meals & camping included course materials, and instruction location. Come get dirty, camp, learn, are scholarship included. The fun is for free. celebrate, and recreate an earth for seven For & registration inquiries, contact Sarah Bellos at generations to come. Registration and payment:

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More than 20 years combined experience: Cliff Davis Co-founder of Spiral Ridge Permaculture, ecological designer, educator, natural builder, and homesteader. Visit: Dan Callarman Founder of Sacred1Earth, natural builder, carpenter, designer, educator, and homesteader. Visit: 7

Live on the Green by Sheena Perry

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Local concert series is back and greener than ever. September 6th marks the kickoff of the fourth season of Nashville’s leading environmentally conscious six-week concert series, Live On the Green. This year’s event is sure to please, offering one of the most exciting lineups to date. Best of all, the series is free to the public. Yes, free.

series is involved in a number of efforts including the use of energy-efficient sound and lighting, offering high-quality organic merchandising, and even requiring participating vendors to use only recyclable and biodegradable materials. Vendors are also instructed to prepare just enough food expected to sell. Any remaining portions must be donated or composted.

Musical acts such as Alabama Shakes, Dr. John, North Mississippi Allstars, Trampled By Turtles, The Wallflowers and Moon Taxi will grace the stage, along with numerous others. Concerts will begin around 5 p.m. on Thursday evenings though October 11, and will be held in Public Square Park adjacent to the Metro Court House.

In an attempt to prevent pollution caused by travel, out of town performers are asked to agree to use the most environmentallyfriendly means of transportation available. A free bike check will also be offered for locals. Three dollar parking is available in the garage directly below the grounds for those who choose to drive.

“Live On the Green has grown into an incredibly popular concert series with thousands of people looking forward to it each year,” Mayor Karl Dean says of the event. “Highlytalented singers, songwriters, and musicians playing a variety of different genres is what Nashville is all about.” In addition to live entertainment, this year’s Live On the Green will feature a craft beer garden, a Green Thumb Zone for families, an expanded food court, and a VIP area for your pooch. Yes, even your leashed furry friends are welcome! Live On the Green is noticeably doing its part to offset its own carbon footprint and to promote green living in Nashville. The 8

The 2.25 acre lot where the event is located known as the “Green Roof,” sits atop a five story parking garage and acts as a rainwater collection system. The roof gathers over 50,000 gallons of rainwater each year which is treated and used to irrigate more than 40 different species of foliage located in and around the grounds. With the website boasting the motto “Keep it free. Keep it local. Keep it green,” Live On the Green contributors say they are dedicated to remain Nashville’s leading eco-friendly concert series. Partnership with local organizations such as Second Harvest Food Bank and Walk/Bike Nashville help them to achieve this goal.


Second Harvest Food Bank positions volunteers at each recycling bin throughout the event to answer any recycling questions guests might have. Metro Water will also be on-site providing tap water. Attendees are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles in order to decrease waste. At the close of each evening everyone is asked to pick up just one piece of trash in order to keep the grounds beautiful and to help promote community pride. With any luck this year concertgoers will prove to be overachievers and make it two! Live On the Green is presented by Lighting 100 and produced by Tuned-In Broadcasting, Inc. in conjunction with the Nashville Mayor’s Office. For a complete artist lineup and more information including details on VIP upgrades, visit Sheena Perry, Publicist, Screaming Monkey Music Information Provided by The Andrews Agency, Amanda Virgillito Saad, 615.242.4400

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Vibration Cooking

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Raspberry, Apple and Hot Pepper Jam by Carol Batey

author, lifestyle coach, licensed esthetician, professional model, mother of six, reflexologist, professional speaker and massage therapist

From the book, What’s Cooking in Your Soul? The recipes for Vibration Cooking do not require standard measurements. Instead, simply rely on your intuition and taste to guide how much of any particular ingredient to use! This allows you to get in tune with your soul, ignite your intuition and see what happens. Consider your personal preference, if raspberries or apples don’t suit your taste, swap them for blueberries, strawberries or cranberries.

Ingredients A large handful of raspberries 5 chopped or grated apples with cores and skins removed A handful of chopped green bell peppers A handful of chopped banana peppers A handful of chopped red bell peppers 2 chopped jalapeño peppers (optional) 10

A handful of basil leaves 2 handfuls of brown sugar or stevia Place in pot with enough water to cover and simmer on low heat for 2 hours. Then, let it cool and it will thicken. My friends and family have their own ways of putting this jam to great use. My sister spreads this jam on warm toast and adds a handful of grated soy or goat cheese on the top. This lovely jam can also be eaten with cream cheese, soft tofu and crackers. This is also an excellent holiday jam to use during Thanksgiving, on the actual Turkey itself or just as a spread. Vibration Cooking: What’s Cooking In Your Soul by Carol S. Batey, PhD is now being sold at Whole Foods.


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This recipe combines raspberries, apples, peppers, and basil, all of which have great vitamin and nutrient benefits. Raspberries are packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber and manganese, all of which are believed to be related to cancer prevention. Apple’s grow in cooler temperatures and are immunity-boosting. The soluble fiber in apples can lead to lowered cholesterol levels and are anti-inflammatory. Bell peppers are high in vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E and more. Bell peppers help with blood sugar balance. Basil is bursting with calcium, iron, potassium, vitamin C & A, magnesium and manganese. It can help with bronchitis, coughs, and muscle inflammation. Basil also protects cells from oxidation and other cell damage. There is a large variety of basil to choose from. I plant my own basil each year, and I’ve tried lemon basil, clove basil, cinnamon basil, purple basil, Thai basil and even sweet basil.

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by Lori J. Hoge As we wrap up our summer vacations and activities, I am ready to help you a plan for Fall. Let September be the month that you focus on routine health check-ups as everyone gets back to school. I’ll share with you a dentist as well as a general practitioner that I trust. October kicks off the holiday season with great fun, and I’ll give you some info featuring my favorite, affordable spots! This November is a time of thanks, but also a great time to get prepared for Christmas. Especially, if you want to take advantage of great deals!

September: Health and dental check-ups I always schedule my family’s check-ups before or around the beginning of school. It’s just an easy way to remember that it’s time for routine or annual check-ups. Yearly visits to the doctor and dentist are so vital to your health and illness prevention. Let me suggest my favorite places. Dr. Clint Newman has been delivering top-quality general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to Nashville for over a decade. Dr. Newman pairs his vast experience and fine artistic eye to produce incredible cosmetic results for his highly valued patients. His skillfully trained Nashville staff (see group picture below) prides themselves in offering Dr. Clint Newman exceptional customer service that provides the foundation for the lifelong relationships they build with their patients. I have been a patient for over 3 years, and I could not be more pleased with my dental work as well as the considerate manner of Dr. Newman and his staff. His office is located in Green Hills at 4219 Hillsboro Rd., Ste 104-A. Visit to learn more.

Just as important is a yearly physical with lab work, and there is no better place to have this done than with Dr. Scott Eller at Middle Tennessee Family Medicine. Adults and children are welcome at Dr. Eller’s office. He’s a doctor qualified to see the whole family. Dr. Eller feels that by taking care of parents and their Dr. Scott Eller children, it gives him an advantage at preventative care and treating illnesses that may run in the family. He prides himself on being a good listener and considering his patient’s feelings in the decision making process. As a patient, I can assure you that this is in fact true. Dr. Eller is an excellent doctor and has managed to employ an impeccable staff that is beyond warm and friendly. Middle Tennessee Family Medicine is located at 237 W. Northfield Blvd., Ste 101 in Murfreesboro. Visit middletennesseefamilymedicine. com for more information. Please keep in mind, the medical services mentioned here are just the basics! There may be additional or specialized check-ups that should be done annually Dr. Eller's Fantastic Staff depending on each individual and their family history. So, start a new tradition! Get everyone settled back in at school, then schedule a visit with these great health care providers!

October: Fall fun!

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Lucky Ladd Farms is home to Tennessee’s largest petting farm, features acres of frolicking farm animals that are fun to pet and feed. Whether big or small, they’ve got acres of playgrounds, including four mega slides that are sure to ignite the inner child in us all. For those looking for a bit more of a challenge the Amazing Maize-less Corn Maze will fit the bill; and for those not scared of the dark, a venture through the flashlight maze


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after dark can be a great thrill. Families, couples and singles can all unite by the campfire for roasting smores or on a moonlit hay ride to Pumpkin Hollar on Saturday nights. In addition to the many things to do at Lucky Ladd’s, festival go-ers can enjoy different entertainers, contests, live music, magicians, balloon artists and even a Pumpkin Princess Pageant! Their Fall festival is September 8th through October 31st and admission is only $9! Visit to learn more.

November: Black Friday This year, Black Friday falls on November 23rd. This is a great day to jump start your Christmas shopping and get some great deals. However, you may want to be prepared for some serious competition. People camp out overnight to be first in line! Be sure to do your homework before heading out to shop. Find out which stores have the best deals, what time they open and where in the store the deals are located. Some stores even offer maps to help you locate items. I’ve found the following websites are the most helpful for shopping on the infamous Black Friday and Until next time, keep it REAL, Lori Jae

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Thriving On Interdependence by David Wells We struggled for weeks to choose a name for the land where we would build and grow together for the coming years. We wanted a word that would encompass interdependence. Interdependent is a relationship of two or more people or things dependent on each other. We tried finding foreign words that were synonymous and tweak them, as musicians would add, subtract, or rearrange letters to give their band name a new twist of cool. Interdependence is a relatively new word first popularized in Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto” but has been used countless times since by the likes of Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Roosevelt, and environmentalist John Muir. As he walked the highlands of the Sierra Mountains, Muir referenced the spirit of interdependence by stating, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” We ultimately chose Stony Creek Farm as a dedication to the creek that connects our farmland to the living quarters. Although we may not have used the word interdependence in our farm name, we made a commitment to embody the idea in our vision for the land. In the spirit of an old-fashioned barn raising, we agreed upon a Fall task that would help us set the tone of interdependence both upon the land and each other -- hosting a natural building workshop. Forest gardening expert Dave Jacke introduced us to a permaculture designer and earth builder located in our Cumberland Bioregion of Middle TN, Cliff Davis of Spiral Ridge Permaculture. Permaculture is a system of cultivation intended to maintain permanent agriculture or horticulture by relying on renewable resources and a self-sustaining ecosystem. Natural building involves a range of building systems and materials that place major emphasis on sustainability relying more on people power than technology. Cliff referenced the idea of building a cob wall to help us overwinter plants that may not be suited to our ecological zone. Cob is an Old World earthen building material composed of sand, straw, clay and water that has been used for centuries. Cob structures are found all over the world, from the newly built cob bread and pizza oven at the East Nashville Cooperative Ministries to Afghanistan, where cob structures built in the 15th Century still stand today. In addition to being very long lasting and energy efficient structures, cob can be relatively cheap to build if you source the building materials from your local environment. With the intention of creating



one cob wall to retain heat for a mini greenhouse in the winter, Cliff immediately scaled up the project to meet our needs for an improved chicken coop, shed, and greenhouse, by combining them into one structure with each function working interdependently. In permaculture, you are constantly looking at your design to minimize work and maximize output based on the laws of nature. Cliff designed our structure so the South-facing wall, which gets the most Winter sun exposure, will be the greenhouse. As an earthen material, the cob acts as a natural heat trap to better allow us to keep our greenhouse warm without electricity, allowing us to grow greens and perennials throughout winter and start our seedlings in the early Spring. As an interdependent structure, this heat trap will work in tandem with the chickens’ own body heat in maximizing our growing potential without the use of expensive heaters. Being in close proximity will make it easier to feed our chickens vegetable scraps from the greenhouse and to collect their litter for compost. Located close to our living quarters minimizes worry about the safety of our livestock in the event a pesky varmint should come in for a midnight snack. At our first meeting, Cliff decided to bring on board Dan Callarman of Sacred One Earth, an expert in natural building. We selected a site and located on-farm materials to be used for the cob structure. Among the four acres, both Dan and Cliff were delighted to find a grove of cedar trees that would be used for the framing, an old dilapidated barn with salvageable wood and roofing material, and rock from Stony Creek as the base for the walls. In September, we will complete the three-in-one building chicken palace, greenhouse and shed, providing enough time for everyone to learn the key techniques of natural building. Therefore we are having a 10-day shed-raising course, with a 3-day introductory course for those unable to attend for the entire time. The dilapidated barn was slated for a careful demolition to allow us to salvage useful building materials for the workshop. Not having any existing skills in demolition, we needed to recruit seasoned people with engineering minds to help us demolish the old barn in time to use the wood for the September workshop. Creating connections with like-minded people and seeing friendships and partnerships grow is a goal of our farm. We formed a group of friends who had not previously met: Michael Allison, an artisan glass blower and skilled craftsman for Fluid Glass Movements; Jason Connelly a foundryman and co-owner in Borough Furnace; Sarah Bellos, an entrepreneur in natural dyes through her company Southern Hues as well as partner in Stony Creek Farms; Zack French, arborist and owner of Tree Solution Consulting Services; David Wells, garden consultant and partner in Stony Creek Farms, along with Dan and Cliff. We all came together to enjoy the day, meet new folks, talk shop and take down the barn. A crucial part of permaculture building is site selection. This dilapidated barn had been placed in the path of a seasonal creek, so each subsequent rain brought a deluge of water that was slowly removing the ground from beneath the barn. It was being held up by cinder blocks and a roof that held the four walls together loosely. Upon close inspection, the barn was making supportive contact with the ground in only one corner. It was only a matter of time before it fell over and damaged our tools and equipment, or worse, hurt someone in the process. We assessed the situation and determined that the roof had to be taken off first. The

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a gutter on the roof it may have remained for years to come but the change was good, and we were happy to salvage the useful building materials. The new open swath of land sent our imaginations a stir. The ground was open, no grass nor shrub to be seen. A permaculturalist playground if there ever was one, but we hadn’t prepared to tackle the issue that day. It would have to wait as we salvaged the leftover oak beams and siding. The day proved to be easier than we thought. Everyone was comfortable with their tasks without needing a manager to lead, and everyone was open to the insight each individual could offer. We all went on our own knowledge and expertise to guide us in this process. More importantly, friendships were made, ideas and information were passed to forge a stronger community. We look forward to having a more public barn-raising event this October. See flyer on page 7 for more information! In permaculture techniques, you look at patterns in nature to guide your design. Building with on-site materials is a perfect example of interdependence with your natural environment. We increase the strength and resilience of our community by learning and working together with not only one another but with nature. In the long run, it creates less work for everyone and we are better able to enjoy life and tackle larger problems than building houses and growing food. lightest of the bunch, Mike and Dan, climbed up on the roof and began knocking off the metal sheeting. The rest of us helped separate the salvageable material and began removing nails. This proved to be relatively easy, and we managed to salvage all the tin for the cob structure. Equipped with a couple of extension ladders, crowbars, sledge hammers and boogie bars, we proceeded to the next step of knocking down the walls safely. Observing the lean of the barn, it was determined that we had to start with the right wall so that it would fall away from the trees. We began by by pulling off the rotten siding, which was no easy task. The few supports that were there began to buckle but still the barn stood. Going into the barn was not an option, and there wasn’t anything we could do to disassemble the barn piece by piece. Our crew spent lunchtime talking about course promotion, our crafts, and people we knew doing similar work. Sarah spent the night before preparing a meal of heirloom tomato stew with rice and beans. Everyone brought something to the table and friendships began to form. This is what we hoped for, and everyone was comfortable taking an extended lunch. One of the highlights was that Jason and Mike decided to build a foundry together. They both had a use for it, but neither had the resources alone to build it. The day was coming a close and we still had the barn over our heads. We filed down the hill and regrouped. We had a few old 4x4’s laying around and decided to just push the barn over. With a few heaves and hoes, we all watched as the last remaining beams cracked and the barn collapsed. We were all amazed at how well the structure had stayed up on so little. If only the original builders had put 16

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Time... by Deborah Bishop There is a misconception on this planet regarding our most valuable resource. Many will say it’s money, since so many are focused on making it. Others will say that it is love, as we all possess a basic need to connect. Or perhaps health is perceived as the greatest resource. After all, in the absence of health, the quality of life is diminished. All of this is true; however, the one resource that trumps them all is time. Time is our most valuable resource. Once it has passed, it is gone. Until we learn to navigate and utilize time differently, we are subject to the laws of linear time. Those laws dictate that the passage of time is irreparable. Time is what we spend making money It’s what we share when we are in love, and it’s what we attempt to balance in the name of health. Time is the non-negotiable that can spark us into action or scare us into complacency. Personally, I vote for heart-felt, passionate action as that is time well spent. © Lev Dolgatsjov -

We are going to spend our time doing something, so why not spend it doing something we truly believe in? What is the point of spending hours on end, week after week, year after year doing something that saps our energy and indeed our soul? Sure, we all have “considerations;” however, I’ve worked with hundreds of people, and I can tell you one thing that is consistently true. The minute we get in alignment with our passion, our lives change. When we have the courage to seek what is in our heart, the money shows up. Yes, I’ve simplified it a bit, but that doesn’t change the fact that the greatest wealth we can acquire in this life is that which comes with our passion and purpose. Dare to dig deep and dream big because time waits for no one, and someday maybe never comes. Deborah Bishop Inner Image Expert/PDPA Sessions - Programs - Retreats Executive Director, Conscious Nashville Contact Deborah at 615 593 9726 / deborah@consciousnashville. com

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Nashville's Booming Holistic Community Radiant Health Institute: Life Coaching by Dez Stephens Dez Stephens is founder of Radiant Health Institute and is producing “Wellness Matters Expo” next June (2013) at Nashville’s brand new convention center, Music City Center. Dez's Photo by Tamara Reynolds

In the last 10 years, Nashville has progressed quite a bit in terms of holistic healthcare. Modalities like acupuncture, colon hydrotherapy, Reiki, yoga and life coaching are fairly common now. But it was only 10 years ago that physicians like Dr. Roy Elam made plans to open one of Nashville’s first holistic wellness centers – The Institute for the Healing Arts (now defunct). Dr. Elam is now serving as medical director of another successful holistic center – Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health. If you’re a patient at Vanderbilt, ask about complementary care. Holistic services are offered in a state-of-the-art facility where many modalities and treatments are covered under health insurance plans. Ten years ago, this was just a fantasy – to get holistic care in a community where most healthcare is conservatively conventional. Nashville is a healthcare mecca, but many in this consumerdriven industry believe that Nashville may become a holistic healthcare mecca. People are paying out-of-pocket for holistic care in droves. Wellness physicians like Dr. Josh Axe are making it a priority to educate their clients, and as a result, consumers are well-informed. Dr. Axe has a progressive approach with his chiropractic patients and radio listeners who learn much from his sessions, website and workshops. Subjects including natural living, cancer prevention and eating “beyond organic” are a mainstay and growing in popularity. Holistic Life Coaching is “big” in many other parts of the country and is finally showing its proud face here in the Mid-South. This past summer, over 20 students Institute’s certification program. These newly certified coaches now use their training to enhance their careers, for example, a nurse becoming a Holistic Wellness Coach, a nutritionist becoming a Holistic Weight Management Coach and a licensed counselor becoming a Grief Recovery Coach. The trainees learned the art of active listening, boundaries & body language, coaching vs. counseling, self-discovery, creating sacred spaces, taking the client's lead, asking vs. telling, goals & accountability, authenticity & presence, setting up a private practice, and self-marketing. Until now, there has not been an entity in the Nashville area to train and certify Life Coaches, not to mention holistic ones. So what is a Holistic Life Coach, you may ask? It’s a 18

professional who guides and supports a client to get where they’re trying to get – and doing so while looking at all aspects of the person’s life. Sometimes, it’s as simple as losing weight, having better relationships or trying to figure out what clients want to be “when they grow up.” The clients decide where they


want to go, and the coaches help them get there. It may sound simple, but Holistic Life Coaching has been known to dramatically shift and help people in very powerful ways. Many of these newly certified Holistic Life Coaches do their outcalls through Holistic House Calls, a newly formed referral agency providing holistic outcall services to people who find it convenient to have practitioners come to where "they are" (home or office) and also those who are unable to attend an appointment outside their home, hospital room or hospice setting. Ten years ago, a Holistic Life Coach in Nashville was unheard of. Now, they come to your home, if requested. A whole lot can change in a decade. Resources: Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health Dr. Josh Axe Radiant Health Institute Holistic House Calls


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Lisa Johnson's Natural Make-up Picks Lisa Johnson is a Nashville based hair and makeup artist working in the fields of commercial, beauty, print ad and high definition media. Her aesthetic philosophy is all about enhancing natural beauty and confidence. Having lived in both artist meccas of California ~ Los Angeles and San Francisco ~ formally trained in color theory, painting and fine art, she stays on the cutting edge through industry workshops and the passionate practice of her craft. I’ve been a professional makeup artist for close to 15 years. I work with musicians, models, actors, brides as well as everyday women and men. One of my passions, besides my job itself (which I love!) is helping women discover products at all price points – beauty on a budget is no problem with today’s wealth of product lines. Even drug store brands have come a long way over the years! Many products are transparent about product ingredients and are generally a good bet. Not all products are 100% natural, so check the ingredients or The Skindeep Database before purchasing. Here are a few of my recommendations for natural or organic, cruelty free & ethical brands, available at your local drug stores: KISS MY FACE ~ one of my favorite natural brands with high potency ingredients that many high end brands use – from face to body for all skin types, easy on the wallet.

BURTS BEES ~ we have seen this brand on the shelves for years, and for good reason. Wonderful lip balms, creams and men’s shave goods. Tip: I keep these in my nightstand for nights I’m too lazy to clean my skin (oh the horror) – I just wipe, toss in the trash and always remember to moisturize my lips, hands and cuticles.

PHYSICIANS FORMULA ~ another great product line with many new formulations that won’t break the bank or hurt your complexion. Beauty colors and formulas, ethical and green packaging = WIN/WIN. Tip: This line has some amazing new formulas that can be found in high end cosmetics. I highly recommend trying these picks – I use the concealer personally and love it!

ALMAY – a long standing brand known for their care for sensitive skin and cruelty free ethics. The color cosmetics are right off the runway on trend. Tip: Almay makes it super easy to find just the right shade of eye, lip and face color cosmetics. Follow their recommendations or mix and match for your own style.

Contact me today for your makeover/ lesson session – at EVERY age. My motto: YOU, only better! and 20


Murfreesboro's Best Local Wellnesss Options Kira Whitaker, owner of Arden Yoga & Wellness in Murfreesboro, TN. Kira has a strong background in healthcare and is also a certified yoga instructor. Arden Yoga & Wellness has one goal: creating happy and healthy individuals. Her yoga studio aims to craft a wellrounded health experience for the Murfreesboro community.

At my studio in the Georgetown Plaza of Murfreesboro, clients not only practice Hatha Yoga, offered several times a day (including bright and early in the morning before the world starts moving at a million miles per minute); I am also available to meet one-on-one with clients to develop personalized nutritional and wellness plans. One of the main areas of focus that I teach my clients is how to make healthier diet choices to incorporate for a long-term healthy lifestyle. Many clients just need to be pointed in the right direction. If you do just a little digging, you’ll find that Murfreesboro is growing and offering more options for a healthy lifestyle. To save you time, I’ve put together this great list of local places to choose from, including why it's so good for you: 1. Arden Yoga & Wellness Where: Georgetown Park, 1602 West Northfield Blvd, Suite 502, Murfreesboro, TN - 931-808-0450 - Why it’s so good for you: Classes are derived from Hatha and Iyengar Yoga with several scheduling options, including early morning practice. Arden Yoga & Wellness also offers nutritional and wellness consultations. There’s even childcare available! 2. Downtown Saturday Market Where: Murfreesboro Square from 8 a.m. to noon, every Saturday through October 27th Why it’s so good for you: A one-stop-shop for everything healthy and local. You’ll find ultra-fresh melons, tomatoes, summer veggies, baked goods, locally-raised pork, rangefree chicken and local honey. It’s a fun way to support your community.

4. The Rutherford County Farmers’ Market Where: Lane AgriPark, 315 John Rice Blvd. When: Tuesday and Friday, 7:00 a.m. – noon through October, with a Sunday afternoon market in November and December. Why it’s so good for you: This market features locally-grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers & plants, honey, along with canned jams, jellies and pickles. (They even accept credit cards!) What a lot of people don’t know about this farmers’ market is that they offer a free seasonal cooking class the last Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., helping to answer that age-old question of “what do I do with all of these vegetables?” There’s also a Master Gardener booth open each day of the market, with advice and literature from a gardening professional. 5. Avalon Acres Farms CSA Where: Hohenwald, Tennessee, with CSA pick-ups at several locations in Middle Tennessee (including the ‘Boro) Why it’s so good for you: Join this CSA and you can get the freshest fruit, vegetables, meat, and free-range eggs

First two photos by Joy Chambers

3. Pa Bunk’s Where: 107 S. Church Street on the Murfreesboro Square 615-896-9910 - Why it’s so good for you: I can’t say enough about this store. The staff is very knowledgeable about the products they carry and about healthful eating in general. If you are ever in a hurry and need to pop in somewhere and grab lunch, go here. They

also have a very nice café environment and free Wi-Fi. Pa Bunks carries local products from over 20 local vendors. Saturday mornings are very lively in the store: they record a live talk show from 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

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delivered close to you each week. Members pick up their shares (Wednesday or Sunday) at one of the drop off locations. There’re several package and portion sizes to choose from including produce only, or produce, meat, and eggs. 6. Sunshine Nutrition Center Where: 621 S. Church Street - 615-896-2972 Why it’s so good for you: Two words: JUICE BAR. If you don’t own a juicer and don’t have the time to drive to Whole Foods in Nashville often, stop at Sunshine Nutrition. They have a great juice bar, along with several herbs, vitamins, teas and supplements that you won’t find many other places in the ‘Boro. And to top it all off, they are also very reasonably priced. 7. Bink’s Where: 1720 Old Fort Parkway: 615-895-8909 and 13 S Public Square - 615-895-4453 - Why it’s so good for you: Bink’s carries two things that are vital to my workouts and activities: CamelBak thermoses and Vibram shoes. They also have great outdoor and active lifestyle gear. 8. Jimmy John’s Where: 2130 Middle Tennessee Boulevard: 615-617-3969 and 557 North Thompson Lane - 615-867-7200 - Why it’s so good for you: I know you’re thinking, “a sub place?” But, yes, if you’re trying to eat gluten-free and are short on time, Jimmy John’s is option. They deliver in minutes, and


you can get any sandwich put on a lettuce wrap (Be carefu,l if you’re extra sensitive to gluten, ask to withhold the cheese as their cheese is not gluten-free). 9. Pei Wei Where: Suite A, 1911 Medical Center Parkway 615-896-3886 - Why it’s so good for you: I love this place because they have a gluten-free menu. Switch your meat for tofu. Order brown rice and add extra veggies to any order. This is my favorite “cheat night” spot. 10. Barre11 Where: Georgetown Park, 1602 West Northfield Blvd., Suite 502 615-498-1726 - Why it’s so good for you: Barre11 is the only Barre studio in Murfreesboro , and it’s not just any Barre workout, it the BarreAmped Method. I love this workout because it is low impact and joint friendly, but you leave feeling strong, long, lean and tranquil. 11. Smoothie King Where: 2818 Middle Tennessee Boulevard: 615-890-1336 and 1970 Medical Center Parkway - 615-396-8187 Why it’s so good for you: This is another great spot to run in and grab something healthy. It’s not organic, but they do have gluten- free, lactose-free and sugar-free options.


Harvest a Sacred Medicine

Unity for the Harvest

The word sacred is derived from the Latin sacer/sacr - which means “holy” or "sacred”, “that which is worthy of veneration.” Sacred is also inviolable, meaning that which is not to be challenged or disrespected. Medicine is the art or science of restoring or preserving health. Medicine, according to cultural anthropology, also means a ritual practice or sacred object believed, especially by Native North Americans, to control supernatural powers or to work as a preventive or remedy of illness. In our westernized post modern culture we often rely upon allergy medications and cold syrups to combat physical imbalances and fight off the Fall season’s first coughs and colds. However, the sacred medicine of the Harvest is an internal remedy. This remedy says to Know Thyself and Heal Thyself. After getting a wholistic view of the definitions of sacred and medicine, we begin to realize why this time of year is so vital to manifesting our dreams, realizing our full potential, and to begin healing whatever ails us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The Fall equinox allows us a moment of balance to contemplate our accomplishments of the year, assess both the good & bad, and give thanks communally for all that we’ve been blessed with. So what have you accomplished this year so far? What have you experienced both good and bad that has helped you grow? What or who is it that you are thankful for? This combination of inner reflection, assessment, and thanksgiving create an energy that we can utilize to help overcome any negative situation that we may be facing. So let us use this time of year to reflect on what is sacred to us and what we would like to make whole in our lives.


Holistic Metaphysical Life Coach, Spiritual Adviser, professional Music and Visual Artist, Writer, Public Speaker and self-healing from Multiple Sclerosis

As Summer begins to fade, the tree leaves begin to change color, the weather begins to cool, and we are reminded of the fall season that is upon us. Fall is the transitional period from summer into the cold winter months. This is universally known as the time of Harvest, the time in which many farmers worldwide reap the benefits of the long hours of labor they have put into their fields in the Spring and Summer months. During these times of Harvest it is almost impossible for a single farmer to gather all of the Harvest single-handedly. Many people are needed as fields yield enough food for not only the farmer’s family, but for nearly everyone in the community. For a farmer to have success during Harvest time, all workers must be of one mind and purpose. The focus needs to be united in order to accomplish the goal of Harvest. Many of us today do not live on farms, so we have forgotten our sense of unity during this time of the year. Instead of focusing on unity during the Fall, our modern day society has instead chosen to have us focus our attention on division, polarization, and competition. We are divided and categorized by our football teams, our political affiliations, and even by our relationship dynamics in the classroom. It is Team against Team, Democrat against Republican, and even Teacher against Student, rather than the wholistic harmony emphasizing the beauty of each distinctive force. The unification of all these forces is essential for the positive growth and advancement of humanity. This Fall let’s begin considering all the things we have labored on diligently so far this year. What type of Harvest are you beginning to reap in your life? Is this Harvest that you are reaping based upon selfish divisive wants, or is your Harvest in harmony with what is best for the overall progression of humanity? There is strength in unity, and with added focus, we can begin to shape our world and truly manifest a golden era of perpetual peace and prosperity for all.

by Sylvanus Weathersby, IV

Holistic Wellness Life Coach, Writer, Public Speaker and personal conqueror of Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cancer

Wholistic Insight, 904 Lischey Avenue Nashville, TN 37207 615-787-7703

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Exploring Bonnaroo12... a green music festival! Photos & Article By Colleen SauvĂŠ

As a glorified music experience, some may not realize that since the beginning, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has made a conscious effort to take responsibility for environmental impact. Not only is the effort apparent by many designated recycle, landfill and compost recepticles, but it is encouraged from the upbeat volunteerism to the annual feature of Planet Roo. Planet Roo, a feature area in the landscape of Centeroo, is a vendor space for organizations focused on humanitarian and sustainability progress. The space is also home to the Solar Stage, powered by, you guessed it, solar technology. A permanent cob structure also calls Planet Roo home, which is where you can find services provided by the United States Post Office. This is a celebration of their efforts. Read Bonnaroo's official sustainability statement in the green box on the next page.

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On a mission to break the cycle of hunger and raise global AIDS awareness, the ONE organization met with Bonnaroo goers to spread the word and encourage participation.

SustainU is a high quality, 100% recycled materials apparell company that hopes to "reinvigorate America's manufacturing sector."

Bonnaroo attendees pedal on bicycles secured to a current producing mechanism that provides enough energy to activating an electric fan.

A permanent cob structure surrounded by beneficial and native plant specimens.

Bonnaroo's Official Sustainability Statement

We don’t just want to be the best festival. We aspire to be the greenest festival – and set the standard in sustainability and greening practices for North American concert events. To do so, we will engage fans, artists, the public, officials and even other festivals. Because of what’s at stake, we will gladly spend the extra effort and cost this sometimes involves. We believe our commitment to being sustainably green doesn’t hurt the Bonnaroo experience, but rather defines it and improves it. Who says you can’t have fun while changing the world?

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This is me at my first Bonnaroo in 2004 watching David Byrne. He shocked us all, seronating us with an Italian opera... and "no" I was not in the nude in this photograph.

Why VIP?

After learning of the 2012 lineup, it was a no-brainer that I would return to Bonnaroo after a five year hiatus. My first experience was in 2004, when a friend and I ended up near the last camping lot. It was so crowded, we didn't even camp. We parked my car under a tree, toughed it out and commuted back home when we needed to. That turned into a messy year, but before the rain, I had the pleasure of witnessing Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews & Friends, Ani Difranco and David Byrne. It was an experience I'll never forget. For the next couple of years, I wouldn't even consider missing Bonnaroo. However in the summer of 2007, I decided to study abroad, which led to a series of missed Bonnaroo experiences. In five years, a lot has changed. Most importantly, it's more organized than in year's past, and the VIP experience wins.


The return of Radiohead combined with Red Hot Chili Peppers made this year's Bonnaroo a must. However after looking back at my camping experiences, I decided to do things different this year. Luke and I splurged for the VIP package. We cruised in the VIP entrance with virtually no wait time. Then we were given a spacious lot to set up our eight person tent, for two. Our camp neighbors travelled to the festival from Alabama, Missouri, New York, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Canada. We opted for the meal plan, caterred by TOMKATS Inc., which was delicious, especially if you prefer to eat vegetarian. Meals were buffet style, and there was plenty to choose from. This is a picture of my typical lunch on the VIP meal plan without meat: a spring mix variety, roasted red peppers, onions, grilled squash, couscous and pasta salad. My husband enjoyed the meat options, which varied day to day from fish, chicken and steak to hotdogs and hamburgers. Plates, forks and knives were all made of compostable materials in line with the festival's waste-not attitude. VIP attendees have many perks. At camp, there is a spacious fun-filled VIP Lounge featuring table tennis, air hockey, space to sit comfortably, charge your electronics and watch shows from a projection screen (see right). Around the VIP Lounge, a supersized musical 3D triangle was unvealled nightly (see contents page thumbnail). It had an interior projection system displaying animated visuals from abstract to fire. Additional rest areas with plush hammocks were available to anyone. We had plenty of access to traditional public bathrooms, with toliets, sinks and showers. Trust me, that's a game changer! Inside Centeroo, the VIP viewing areas magnified the experiene. Centeroo had it's own VIP Lounge as well as traditional public bathrooms. However, they typically closed at midnight each night. 26


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MUSIC Bonnaroo12

The lineup...

red hot chili peppers


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Experiencing the music acts at Bonnaroo can be bittersweet. With so many great acts at the same festival, you must hope, crossing fingers and toes, that they're not playing at the same time. Despite that possibility, I am confident that organizers give consideration to potential fan dilemma when developing the final schedule.

To my surprise, my favorite show was Foster the People. I say that because I was not a fan prior to the show, but I left totally energized. In fact, I was so energized, that watching Radiohead from the VIP hill left me yearning for that same energy. I had withdrawals. The Musicians Institute (MI) tent in Centeroo featured Q&A opportunities throughout the day with many of the bands. A representative from Rolling Stone hosted the forum. I dropped in to catch Ben Folds Five, where I was excited to learn of their upcoming new album, and their decision to crowd source the project. When the forum was opened to the audience, I asked if there was any personal significance to their donation to Operation Smile from their 2008, UNC reunion performance. Ben answered by saying it's a great cause, but he's open to giving back to music as well. Right on! The MI Q&A is really the hidden gem of the Bonnaroo experience. Who wouldn't want to go and talk with the artists and bands before/after their show? Not all artists or bands participate.


With so much to offer, I couldn't even write about it all... Hope to see you next year!

The Black Lips

We heard Feist singing a day before her scheduled performance, and I grabbed my husband's hand and followed the sound. I watched with wide eyes as she warmed up with her band and the other singers. The picture featured here at the top right is actually from her warm-up the day before. She made us promise not to forgo seeing her the next day, and we kept our word.

Alice Cooper

Foster the people Ben folds five blind pilot

The headliners are always a major factor when choosing to attend any music festival. Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish collectively drew in a rock and roll crowd.

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Fall 2012 Issue  

The Fall issue, featuring Live On the Green, Lucky Ladd Farms, Radiant Health Institute, Middle's Best Wellness Options, Lise Johnson Makeup...

Fall 2012 Issue  

The Fall issue, featuring Live On the Green, Lucky Ladd Farms, Radiant Health Institute, Middle's Best Wellness Options, Lise Johnson Makeup...