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e are going to London, and you are invited to come with us! Our tour is set for Saturday, April 26 through Saturday, May 3, 2014. Spring will be busting out all over, yet our visit will occur long before the tourist season starts. We will be staying in a comfortable, Four-Star hotel for the duration of the trip and exploring the city from our “home” base—no packing and unpacking. We will start by getting an overview of

London via the Hop On/Hop Off double-decker buses and a guided hour on the London Eye, the 443-foot-high cantilevered wheel that takes a halfhour to go all the way around. Our focus this time is on the theatre and art. We will be offering two choices of several West End theatrical productions, as well as touring the National Theatre backstage, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. We will be touring the National Gallery, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor Palace, Kew Gardens, and many more beautiful locations. The cost of the trip is $2,995 per person, double occupancy ($3,595/ person single occupancy). The trip includes round-trip air fare from Florida to London and back; six nights’ accommodations at our hotel; all group ground transportation in London including airport transfers; tickets to two West End plays; fasttrack admission to all listed tours and attractions; a Thames River cruise; and more. Our tour group size is limited. Make your reservation today by calling 352-286-1779 or visit

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Natural Awakenings Celebrates 20 Years by Sharon Bruckman, CEO/Founder


heartfelt shout out goes to the 90 U.S. cities and metro areas across the country, plus Puerto Rico, where Natural Awakenings is effecting positive change in people’s lives. For 20 years, this free community magazine has been loyal readers’ go-to resource for awakening America to the benefits of naturally healthy living. We thank our 3.8 million readers who read these pages every month, typically from cover-to-cover. We voice gratitude to the thousands of committed advertisers who report multiplied business success as a result of our partnership. We extend kudos to the hundreds of editorial contributors who have generously shared their pioneering expertise with us via cutting-edge information and practical tips. Interviews and bylines of internationally recognized healers, teachers, and leaders underscore the magazine’s primacy in its field. Collectively, we comprise a great movement embodying ways of living that are healthy for people and the planet. Together, we are producing a pay-it-forward chain reaction of positive energy and conscious living that benefits everyone. Each large and small choice in favor of natural health and environmental sustainability counts toward enhancing our own standard of living and supporting a higher quality of life on Earth. It all starts with individuals waking up to conscious living and connecting locally to make measurable

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ew research from New Zealand’s University of Otago shows that consuming more whole fruits and vegetables increases peacefulness, happiness and energy in one’s daily life. Scientists discovered the strong relationship to be particularly apparent in countering winter blues. A total of 281 college-age students filled out an online food diary and mood survey for 21 consecutive days. Results showed that eating fruits and vegetables one day led to improvements in positive mood the next day, regardless of other key factors, such as body mass index. Other types of food did not produce the same uplifting effect. “After further analysis, we demonstrated that young people would need to consume approximately seven to eight total servings of fruits and vegetables per day to notice a meaningful positive change,” says Tamlin Conner, Ph.D., with the university’s department of psychology. “One serving of fruit or vegetables is approximately the size that could fit in our palm, or half a cup.” Study co-author Bonnie White suggests that this can be accomplished by having vegetables comprise half of the plate at each meal and snacking on whole fruit like apples. The American Psychiatric Association acknowledges that seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects, at least mildly, as many as 20 percent of Americans.

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inging on sweets and soda in an effort to bone up for exams or presentations probably has the opposite effect, according to a new animal study from the University of California, Los Angeles. Researchers found that eating or quaffing too much fructose, like that found in cane sugar and the highfructose corn syrups permeating many processed foods, can cause unclear thinking, poor learning and impaired memory. Scientists have long known that high-fructose diets increase the risk for diabetes, obesity and fatty liver. Now the UCLA team has discovered that only six weeks of a high-fructose diet slowed the animals’ brains. The good news is that eating omega-3 fatty acids like those found in cold water fish appear to counteract the negative effects of fructose, enabling the animals to think more clearly.

Art Heartens Seniors


ust looking at a painting by Picasso, Dali or Warhol can brighten the world for seniors, according to researchers at Britain’s Newcastle University. After just three visits to a gallery, the researchers found positive changes in the participating seniors’ opinions about their life experiences and abilities in light of their ages. The gallery visits further inspired participants to become more involved with others and their communities.


The Toxic Side of Tylenol


s the evidence of the harmful effects of Tylenol increases, there is a growing call for it to be removed from the market. Its active ingredient, acetaminophen, once thought to be an effective and safe pain reliever for adults and children, turns out to have dangerous effects. A study by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers leads with the fact that each year, acetaminophen causes more than 100,000 calls to poison control centers, 50,000 emergency room visits, 26,000 hospitalizations, and more than 450 deaths from liver failure. The U.S. Acute Liver Failure Study implicates acetaminophen poisoning in nearly half of all cases of acute liver failure in this country. When taken with alcohol or without food, the effects on the liver are multiplied. Doctor of Naturopathy Michael Murray, of Phoenix, Arizona, reports in that regular use of acetaminophen is linked to a higher likelihood of asthma, infertility, and hearing loss, especially in men under 50. Last summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning linking acetaminophen use to three rare and sometimes fatal skin conditions. “Can you imagine if the side effects and risks associated with acetaminophen were associated with a dietary supplement?” opines Murray. “It would be yanked from the market immediately.”

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he nonprofit Non-GMO Project, committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO (genetically modified organism) products and educating consumers on such verified choices, is focusing on Bt corn and Bt soy, which make up 90 percent of America’s total crop. Its scientists explain, “These crops have genes from a bacteria called bacillus thuringiensis spliced into their natural genetic code. This causes the plant to produce Bt-toxin—a pesticide that bursts the stomach of insects that eat it, killing them.” Monsanto and Syngenta, which manufacture genetically engineered seeds, claim that genetically modified (GE, GM or GMO) crops are safe for humans because the Bt-toxin is completely destroyed in the human digestive system and doesn’t have any impact on animals and humans. But Norwegian scientists’ decadelong study of rats, mice, pigs and salmon raised on GE feed published in 2012 found that due to alterations in their digestive tracts, the animals ate more, got fatter, and were less able to digest proteins; they also suffered from diminished immune systems. There is also mounting evidence that the spread of such crops is responsible for the dramatic decline of the monarch butterfly, the near annihilation of bats, and the spread of honeybee colony collapse syndrome. To get involved, visit NonGMOProject.

wo Carnegie Mellon graduates, Matt Stanton and Hahna Alexander, are the founders of SolePower, a company making a shoe insert that stores the power generated by walking and running into a battery that can be instantly accessed via a USB port. Beta testing on the prototype has begun, with release expected next summer. The insert can be paired with any shoe type and feels like a regular, cushy insole, according to Stanton. The battery attaches to the ankle or the top of the shoe, and is charged after 2.5 miles of footsteps with enough power to run an iPhone. Runners needing to power heat-producing mittens in the winter could also benefit. Another application is emergency charging of cell phones and radios during power outages. People in developing nations likewise will have a reliable power source for mobile phones and other essential small electronics. Source:

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Build Your Own Wellness Dream Team Take Your Health to the Next Level by Kathleen Barnes


onventional doctors too often dispense vague, boilerplate health advice, urging their patients to eat a healthy diet, exercise and take helpful supplements. Some patients are lucky enough to also be directed to detoxify their body and manage stress. That’s typically the best most people can expect in terms of practical advice. It is rare to receive specific, individualized answers to such burning questions as: What is the best diet for this specific problem or my body type? Which exercise will work best for me—yoga, running, tennis or something else? Why do I feel stressed so much of the time, and what can I do about it? What supplements are best for me, and which products can I trust?

Complementary natural healing modalities can address all of these


queries and more. Finding the right mix of treatment and preventive measures requires some creativity and self-knowledge. The experts Natural Awakenings consulted maintain that it is both desirable and possible to assemble an affordable and effective personal health care team that focuses on optimum wellness.

Integrative Approach

“We need to understand the value of an integrative approach because no single modality treats everything,” says Dr. Michael Jingduan Yang, the Philadelphia-based founder and medical director of the Tao Institute of Mind & Body Medicine. He maintains credentials as a physician, a boardcertified psychiatrist, and an internationally recognized expert on classic forms of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. Integrative practitioners see the human body on three levels, Yang explains:

structural; biochemical; and bioenergetic, a form of psychotherapy. Ideally, he says, conventional and integrative medicine, plus complementary practitioners, work together to provide the total care an individual patient needs. “Any problem on one level affects all levels, so we assess patients on all three with whatever tools we have,” he says. While conventional medicine may be able to treat structural problems well and biochemical problems to a certain extent, it falls short on the energetic level. That’s when it’s time to expand the team, counsels Yang. “‘Know yourself’ is the watchword. Get to know what to use and when to use it. It’s the practitioner’s job to educate patients in this way.” Dr. Andrew Weil, renowned as the father of the integrative medicine movement in the U.S., has remarked, “If I’m in a car accident, don’t take me to an herbalist. If I have bacterial pneumonia, give me antibiotics. But when it comes to maximizing the body’s natural healing potential, a mix of conventional and alternative procedures seems like the only answer.” Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, founding director and president of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, turns to the integrative realm of ayurvedic medicine for healing and wellness. The 5,000-year-old Indian healing tradition incorporates lifestyle changes, yoga and meditation, detoxification, herbs, massage and various other individually targeted healing modalities, depending on the patient’s diagnosis and recommended treatment plan.

Customized Team

“Wellness is a team effort,” advises integrative medicine specialist Dr. Vijay Jain, medical director at Amrit Ayurveda for Total Wellbeing, in Salt Springs, Florida. It isn’t only a matter of knowing what needs the practitioners will address at specific times, it’s also knowing who can help when the going gets tough. “Modern medicine has the edge for early detection of disease,” Jain notes. “However, Ayurveda is excellent in determining the earliest imbalances in the mind and body that

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Health insurance may not cover the services we want, and high deductibles may pose a financial challenge in maintaining comprehensive health care, so we need a personal wellness plan. eventually lead to disease.” Most experts consulted agree that a personal wellness program should include a practitioner who acts as a gatekeeper and coordinates a care plan to meet individual needs. Jain recommends that the foundation of the team be a licensed medical professional such as an integrative physician (MD), osteopathic doctor (DO), or chiropractor (DC). In most states, any of these professionals can function as a primary care doctor, authorized to order and read laboratory tests, prescribe drugs, and access hospital services. In some states, a naturopathic physician (ND) can perform the functions of a primary care doctor in ordering and reading laboratory tests. As part of a personal wellness team, consider a functional medicine or integrative physician, chiropractor, osteopath, doctor of naturopathy, ayurvedic practitioner, nutritionist, Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor/ acupuncturist, herbalist, craniosacral therapist, massage therapist, and energy practitioner (such as in Reiki, medical qigong or polarity therapy). It isn’t necessary to see all of them, sources say. Sometimes, one practitioner will be skilled in practicing several modalities, a bonus for patients. Other complementary practitioners may form a supporting team that works with the primary care team, depending on the challenges a patient faces. They will be identified as treatment unfolds and the team evolves over time.

in hand with Ayurveda in accordance with the view that illness and disease are caused by imbalances in the body’s energetic flow. Diagnostic techniques employ intuition and pulses to assess and smooth blocks in energy circulation. Craniosacral therapy is another way to unlock energetic blockages caused by lifestyle stress and other factors that restrict and congest the body’s innate ability to self-correct and remain healthy, says Joyce Harader, a registered craniosacral therapist in Cave Creek, Arizona, and secretary of the board of the Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy Association of North America. She relied on a whole team to realize a natural way back to health after being diagnosed with lupus in 1992. “Members of my health team fluctuate, depending on what is going on in my life and where I am focusing,” comments Harader. She points out, for example, that nutrition education and general deep-tissue massage can both be helpful as part of a foundational plan toward obtaining and maintaining optimal health. In fact, many of our experts recommend both a monthly chiropractic adjustment and/or massage, as well as daily yoga and an ongoing meditation practice for wellness and total wellbeing. Naturopathic practitioners operat-

ing in states where they are licensed can be good sources of nutrition counsel and often recommend herbal remedies for relief. “For chronic illness, you need a chiropractor or drugfree physician like a naturopath on your team. Conventional medicine is generally poor at dealing with chronic illness,” observes Naturopath and Chiropractor Michael Loquasto, Ph.D., who practices in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Loquasto should know. He has practiced integrated modalities for 50 years, employing the knowledge gained through his practice and triple doctorates, which include one in nutrition. Also a master herbalist, he strongly advocates that people start by working with a good integrative or functional medicine medical doctor. “In some states, like Pennsylvania, chiropractors and osteopaths can perform routine diagnostic work, but in many states they cannot,” he notes. “I recommend undergoing a physical every six months and regular bone density tests, plus colonoscopies.” Loquasto is not in favor of mammograms because of the radiation exposure associated with them, but supports routine breast screening using ultrasound or thermography.


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An ayurvedic practitioner likely will begin by helping to define healthful lifestyle changes, depending on one’s dosha, or energetic temperament. Yoga and meditation would be a likely recommendation, plus specific herbs and perhaps detoxification, says Annambhotla. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture often go

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A personal wellness program should include a lead practitioner that acts as a gatekeeper and coordinates a plan of care that meets the individual’s needs. “Libido is a great barometer of health,” suggests Dr. Diana Hoppe, an obstetrician, gynecologist and hormone specialist in San Diego, California. “If you’re not interested in sex, it’s probably a sign that you need to do some investigating.” Reasons for such a decline of interest are wide-ranging, says Hoppe. “For men and women, it might be due to hormonal changes, lack of self-esteem, medications, stress, relationship issues, job, family life or lack of sleep. It means that somewhere, things are out of balance,” she says.

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A personal multifaceted wellness program can be expensive, but there are ways to minimize the cost. “In the new world of high insurance deductibles, people get more for their money from an alternative doctor, especially one knowledgeable in a variety of healing therapies, than a conventional one,” Loquasto advises. Costs for tests may also be lower; plus, patients are not expected to pay $150 or more just to walk in the door. A current trend has medical doctors and chiropractors participating in “umbrella” practices and wellness centers, where several types of practitioners collaborate in one facility. They

find that sometimes insurance will pay for certain complementary services, including massage and nutrition education, when doctors or chiropractors prescribe them. Maintaining wellness in an environment filled with chemical, biological and mental toxins is a substantial, yet worthy, investment. It’s far better than the costly alternative of dealing with regular bouts of sickness or escalating disease. In that light, maintenance looks affordable: an ayurvedic diagnostic session starts at around $100, a consultation with a licensed naturopath starts at $75 and acupuncture at $100; a massage typically costs about $80 an hour. While insurance is unlikely to pay for treatments outside the realm of conventional medicine and sometimes, chiropractic, “The cost of these preventive therapies will be much less than the cost of treatment for a serious disease,” advises Loquasto. “You’re worth it.” Kathleen Barnes is author of more than a dozen natural health books. Her latest is The Calcium Lie II: What Your Doctor Still Doesn’t Know with Dr. Robert Thompson. Connect at KathleenBarnes. com.

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January 2014



WHOLE FOOD Greater than the Sum of its Parts by Margie King


estern science is obsessed with deconstructing food, researching and analyzing its component parts, isolating the active ingredients, repackaging them in pills or powders, and prescribing them in daily doses. But according to Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D., author of Food and Healing, this chemistrybased theory of nutrition is upsidedown. Colbin, founder and CEO of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, in New York City, has crafted her own nutrition theory based on more than 30 years of nutrition practice, teaching from a foundation that a whole food, like the complex human being consuming it, is greater than the sum of its parts. She defines whole foods as “those that nature provides and all the edible parts.” She limits them to those comprising one ingredient, such as plants, whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Animal foods are more challeng-


ing to categorize. Eggs are a whole food, but steaks are not, because they are one part of the entire animal. She includes small fish if we eat the head and bones, and small birds like quail. Whole milk is included, but not lowfat dairy. Colbin maintains that our bodies know the difference between a whole food and an aggregation of isolated nutrients. We have evolved over thousands of years to eat the food that nature presents to us, and if that food has been fragmented, the body realizes it and seeks what’s missing. For example, if we eat fragmented wheat like white bread, in which the bran and germ of the whole grain have been removed, the body will still be hungry and seek the missing part of the food, something with fiber or crunch. Likewise, health enthusiasts that devour wheat germ or wheat bran in isolation will also feel something is missing and may find themselves craving refined flour in the form of cake or other baked goods.

Table sugar is another example, a fragment of sugar cane. Colbin calculates that it takes 17 feet of sugar cane to make one cup of sugar. What’s missing is mostly the cane’s water content and the result, she says, is that sugar makes you thirsty. It’s a big reason why when we drink a soda, ingesting an average equivalent of 12 teaspoons of sugar, we’re thirsty afterward and drink even more, creating a vicious cycle. Fruit juices are, by definition, a fragmented food. When we drink orange or grapefruit juice, all or most of the fiber from the raw fruit is obviously missing. Craving something to chew, we may reach for chips or something crunchy. Vegetable juices may yield the same result. Colbin cautions that while vitamin and mineral supplements can be helpful in treating specific conditions or deficiencies, they nevertheless comprise fragments of food at best. She notes that the body may have difficulty processing these isolated nutrients outside of the whole food. Supportive studies include Kentucky’s University of Louisville School of Medicine comparison of the effects of the spice turmeric with those of its active ingredient, curcumin. Adding the whole food turmeric to the diet of rats reduced inflammation significantly, while curcumin alone was ineffective. Results suggested the difference may be explained by turmeric’s higher bioavailability. A Pennsylvania State University research review determined that although population studies consistently report that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables protects against cardiovascular and other chronic diseases, studies of antioxidant supplements did not show the same benefits. The difference may be that a whole foods diet naturally contains not only antioxidants, but a wide range of nutrients and compounds that may act synergistically to protect against diseases. Colbin goes further, suggesting that supplements may even make us less likely to want to eat vegetables and set us up for junk food cravings to balance out too many vitamins or minerals. Her advice is to use vitamins and supple-

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ments if medically required, but not every day and not for a lifetime. Her views are all about maintaining the natural balance in the foods that nature provides without worrying about striving for perfection or radical changes in diet. Colbin recommends aiming for 70 percent whole foods overall to keep everything in balance. Start by making a few small changes, listen to the body to see if there’s a noticeable difference, and adjust accordingly.

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wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. ~Mahatma Gandhi

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January 2014


Are You Ready to Improve Your Health in 2014? by James E. Lemire, M.D.


any of us are entering 2014 disillusioned with our health—physical, emotional, and spiritual. The average American gains five pounds during the holidays and finds it very difficult to shed those in the ensuing months. We are frustrated with the standard American diet (SAD) and have made numerous stabs at New Year’s resolutions to try and improve our health in past years. Maybe it’s time for each of us to individually realize that life is just a series of choices and it’s up to us to choose wisely in 2014. Let’s look at ways to help us improve our choices in order to improve our health this year. Wellness is more than just the absence of disease, it’s the ability to better ourselves in every area—emotionally, spiritually and physically—to improve the quality of our lives. To prepare for 2014, we must look at the major reasons we suffer poor health. The most important reason is that we live in a toxic environment. In a study by the Environmental Work Group (EWG) performed by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the challenge was to look for 425 known toxins (pesticides, etc.) in our environment—and the study revealed that the average adult had 325 known toxins in their bloodstream. Worse yet, in 2010, the study of cord blood by the EWG showed that newborn infants to otherwise healthy mothers already carried 278 known toxins, of which 90 were carcinogenic. All these contaminants come from many sources. We have polluted our environment with the production of chemicals, pesticides, plastics, and


phthalates. We are exposed to heavy metals—for example, mercury—from fish and fillings in our mouths; lead from toxic exposure in toys, the environment, and coal-fired plants both in the U.S. and around the world; aluminum in our food and product packaging, cookware, cans, and deodorants; and arsenic in pesticides and contaminated groundwater. A USA Today cover article told us that the average city water source contains more than 500 chemicals. So as we begin to make healthy choices for 2014, where do we start? We can begin by removing as many harmful things in our environment as we can. Let’s look at them one by one. n We can start by removing pollution in our homes: air, water, and electromagnetic pollution. The average American home has about 25 toxic chemicals under the kitchen sink and in its closet. These need to be removed and replaced with green products or homemade cleaners using such ingredients as baking soda. Air purifiers are available to remove pollutants. Water purification systems are available to remove heavy metals, pesticides, and bacteria, and some systems even alkalinize the water. Remove sources of electromagnetic pollution such as smart meters and Wi-Fi transmitters. n Remove unhealthy foods. The EWG maintains a list at www.EWG. org. You can also remove the “dirty dozen” in Dr. Jordan Rubin’s book Perfect Weight which include pork, shellfish, processed meats, white flour, hydrogenated oils, trans-fats, white sugar, high fructose corn syrup,

artificial sweeteners, and artificial colors. n Remove emotional toxicities. We must remove the constant stress that comes from living a 24/7 lifestyle. We must cultivate activities that rest the mind such as yoga, t’ai chi, Qigong, and meditation. n To improve our health, we need to go back to the simple basics of life—proper diet, moderate exercise, and cultivating a lifestyle that nurtures our human spirit. n A proper diet is a primitive, unprocessed diet, similar to that of our ancestors, including fruits, vegetables, and a few wild grains and meats. Each meal should contain a full-color array of fruits and vegetables, and they should be organic whenever possible. The diet should be alkaline in nature. Finally, we should supplement the diet with a multivitamin, omega-3 fatty acids, coenzyme Q10, digestive enzymes, and probiotics. n Exercise in moderation should include aerobic exercise—for example, walking 30 minutes three to five times a week—and some additional resistance training once or twice a week. n Emotional and spiritual training will enhance the spiritual side of us that society today has overlooked: daily meditation, prayer, t’ai chi, Qigong, or yoga. n To help ease emotional stress, it’s good to know techniques such as EFT and emotional codes. With the onset of 2014, we are again presented with the challenges of how to live a healthy lifestyle and choose processes which will improve our wellness. It comes down to choices. How will you make those choices this year? Choose wisely. Lemire Clinic offers many programs to help people make healthy choices for 2014: Toxibesity for healthy weight management, life coaching to hold your hand along the way, and many other programs to detox, remove, replace, and repair. For more information, call 352-291-9459 or visit

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Illegal Gardens by David Y. Goodman


n “illegal garden.” Those two words together sound almost ridiculous, conjuring up images of bandit broccoli, thieving tomatoes, or perhaps counterfeiter carrots: “Stay right where you are,” growled the sinister squash, poking a previously concealed row marker into the back of an innocent cabbage. “One word out of you and you’ll be chopped, pickled and put in cold storage like the others!” Kidding aside, here in the “land of the free,” gardeners across the nation have been cited, fined and trampled upon for growing vegetables in their own yards. This shouldn’t be surprising, since “private property” is anything but private at this point in American history. The very fact that you are taxed on your land means the government owns it and you’re paying rent to them for the favor of letting you use it. Don’t believe me? Try not paying and see what happens. It isn’t a big reach to go from controlling a property through taxation to controlling it directly through regulation. That’s what we saw lately with the case of Jason and Jennifer Helvenston in Orlando. Their front-yard garden was declared illegal and they were threatened with fines if they didn’t remove it. After a year of fighting, plus lots of petitioning and letter-writing, the city backed down at the end of 2013 and wrote new ordinances legalizing the growing of food instead of just lawns or “approved groundcovers.” We’re at a strange point in this nation’s history right now. Many are more concerned with “keeping things

nice” than they are with other people’s right to property. Honestly—if you don’t like the color of a neighbor’s house, or the rusty old car in their yard, or their messy vegetable garden, plant a hedge or something. Freedom is precious. Every time you restrict it for someone else, you’re making this nation worse than it already is. There was a time in the past where we’d talk to someone directly if they gave us a hard time or we didn’t like their grass. We would approach them with a jar of homemade preserves or a dozen farm eggs and have a chat over the fence. Now? Like sniveling little weasels, we often call in the “authorities” to deal with the situation before we ever talk with the person who offends us. Today, many people are short on time, short on money, and sometimes even short on food. It’s hard to know what someone is facing if we don’t show ourselves friendly and listen to their story. Who knows if they painted their house “that awful color” because it reminds them of a beloved long-gone relative? Maybe they aren’t mowing their lawn because they have health problems, or because they’re deliberately creating habitat for the birds and bees, or they can’t afford to. Maybe they were going to fix that old car for a friend but then got called in to extra shifts at work. Don’t be too quick to judge or attack. The Helvenstons never would have gone through their painful and, frankly, scary ordeal in Orlando if it weren’t for an absentee landlord down the street calling in a complaint. Everyone else loved their garden—and with a backyard shaded by a neighbor’s oak trees, there was no other

place for them to grow food. Really, it shouldn’t matter where you grow a garden in your yard. The right to grow your own food should trump codes and be unassailable by bureaucrats. Front-yard gardens should be everywhere! Besides the Helvenstons’ case, many other similar battles are taking place nationwide. As the Great Depression 2.0 continues, taking away folks’ homegrown calories is criminal. Thank goodness Orlando finally saw the light and let freedom ring. Would you do the same? ©2013 David Y. Goodman. David Goodman is a garden writer, amateur scientist, homesteading nut, and the owner of “Florida Food Forests,” a nursery (www.floridafoodforests. com) created to provide Floridians with hard-to-find edible plants. For tips and inspiration, follow his daily gardening blog at www.

Picture of the Helvenstons’ garden by David Y. Goodman. Pic of Jason and Jennifer Helvenston courtesy

January 2014


in & Tonic by Melody Murphy

Waiting for Sunrise


he first weekend of November, I drove down to Port St. Lucie to visit my childhood friend, Alice, whom you may remember from my October column about our Halloween adventures. Alice was visiting her mother for a few days, and I hadn’t seen either of them or been to Port St. Lucie in 10 years. So I packed my suitcase, picked out some road-trip music for the drive, filled up the tank of Miss Scarlett my valiant Kia, and hit the road. Last month I described Port St. Lucie as the place where central Florida shakes hands with south Florida along the Atlantic coast. It’s just a few miles inland from being a literal beach town, but so close that there’s always a salt breeze in the air. I spent my childhood along the Treasure Coast, so the beach and the ocean played an important role in my early years. I can’t remember my first time at the beach, because it has always been a part of my life. My first memory, which I also wrote about in a past column, is of the ocean. Musing over this on the drive down, I realized that despite having grown up on Florida’s east coast, I had never been to the beach to see the sunrise. My parents were not morning people and thus did not stir out of the house early in the morning unless forced to do so. Having lived inland for the 25 years since we moved away from Port St. Lucie, beach visits have generally been day trips, and never began before daylight.


So, yeah. Plenty of beach sunsets in my life, but never a sunrise. This was unacceptable. And so, that Saturday of my visit, I got up extra-early and slipped out of the house. The sky was lavender, with delicate pink clouds scattered across it, as I drove east. I opened the windows to breathe in the lovely salt air. Birds hovered in flight on the dawn breezes. It was a perfectly serene morning. I expected to be a solitary soul on the shore, or at least one of very few. As I walked up to the beach, I saw a sweet old couple enjoying a breakfast picnic under a covered pavilion, sitting quietly, smiling, watching the horizon.  When I came to the rise of the dune, I looked out and was stunned to behold people along the beach, as far as I could see, in both directions.  Nearby, two young men were sitting and meditating on the dunes just above the ocean. Some older men were fishing further down the beach, casting their lines into the surf. A woman had her dog on a leash. Children gathered near their parents. Like me, a few younger women were taking pictures. Beyond that, the other people were just dim silhouettes in the rosy glow. But I could see and hear three very important things: With the exception of the old couple at the pavilion above us and the two men meditating on the dunes below us, every single person on the beach was standing. And every last one of us was facing east. And all of us were quiet. The sky was radiant with ribbons of color: violet, blue, peach, apricot,

yellow. There was no noise except the waves crashing on the sand. The dog didn’t even bark. Even the pelicans and seagulls swooped silently over the sea, and the sandpipers and plovers flocked and scurried in the foam without chittering as they searched for their breakfast among the shells. And we all just stood quietly and waited for the sunrise on All Souls’ Day. Besides being one of the most gorgeous and magnificent sights I have ever seen, it was one of the most profound moments of my life. All souls, indeed: I am not one to wax poetic about unity and harmony and so on, but there was something profoundly moving about such a crowd, assembled so peacefully, having gathered of our own accord, unplanned, alone yet together, for the common purpose of simply seeing the sunrise and marveling at its majestic beauty—waiting so quietly and expectantly for the light to shine. It’s the most perfect metaphor I can think of for the kind of New Year I wish for all of us.  The heavens turned to rose. Then to brilliant gold. Then the sun peeked over the horizon and lit up the world.  And it was glorious. At the end of 2014, I hope you can look back and say the same thing about it. In this morning of the new year, if you can find a clear spot and a quiet place, face east and wait for the light to shine. It will inspire you. Happiest New Year! Melody Murphy is a writer and native Floridian living in Ocala.

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Money Myths

Filmmaker Katie Teague Uncovers Our Misperceptions by Linda Sechrist


atie Teague’s inspiring documentary, Money and Life (MoneyAndLifeMovie. com), provocatively asks: Rather than disastrous, can we view economic crises as brimming with opportunities to shift our thoughts about money and thereby improve models of economic exchange?

Why did you produce a documentary about money?

As an in-depth psychotherapist familiar with observing humanity, I felt that I could use the simple lens of storytelling to chronicle the complexity of money and economics. Because I had no experience in economics or filmmaking, I was often brought to my knees in the crucible of all I was learning, a virtual crash Ph.D. course. In interviewing David Korten, economist, author and former professor at the Harvard Business School, he soothed my worries by pointing out that because I hadn’t been indoctrinated into the world of economics and its jargon, my language of metaphors and analogies would help lay people better recognize and understand convoluted economic concepts. As a therapist, I repeatedly see how disconnections due to eroding relationships with ourselves, our natural world and each other are wreaking havoc on people and the planet. I routinely see that money isn’t a root cause of a person’s issues, just the container for them. Most frequently the issues I hear about result from setting dreams aside “for later” and squelching the sparks of individual genius, usually

because of a perceived scarcity of money. I became curious about what role our relationship to money plays in such disconnections.

What are the effects of awakening to what money is and isn’t in our lives?

In considering this from the perspective of healing and tending the soul, asking, “Where are we most wounded in our modern world?” I had my own quantum awakening to the fact that I’m not separate from the subject matter I’m exploring: What is my own story with money? Have I given up healthy self-government to the money god? What are my opportunities to reclaim my own power? I discovered that the core principle of the economy, money and currency is relationship itself, and that we’ve unwittingly disempowered ourselves by entrusting too much power to middlemen like central banks and financial consultants, but are now realizing that we don’t need them. One clear example is that more individuals are having a direct experience of the divine. Also, entire communities are investing their time, energy and money in their local economies, where they have established relationships and can see the results. I believe that the technologies supporting our emerging new economy reflect our own consciousness coming online.

Were you surprised at what you learned?

I did not know that the U.S. and global economies are based on debt and

scarcity nor understand beforehand that our perceptions of scarcity and separation from one another are only illusions. While the majority of economists say that money is an exchange, Bernard Lietaer, author of The Future of Money, states, that is what money does but not what it is. Fundamentally, money is a human agreement—a form of currency via an artifact designed, engineered and built by humans. This is something we have forgotten and it’s hurting us.

How did you approach the sensitive subject of money?

The film is purely a starting place and a tool that individuals can use to educate themselves and spark conversations. I kept the tone of the film as non-polarizing as possible so that conservative family members could cull compelling concepts that inspire further exploration, rather than walk away feeling a need to defend their beliefs. Awareness and knowledge breeds empowerment and innovative perspectives so that we all can better participate in whatever is emerging.

Will a new economy replace or parallel the existing one?

A new economy is emerging and operating in parallel. Beyond being based on gifting, alternative money, barter or other buzzwords, it’s coming online from a previously unknown place. This is one of the reasons I term the film emergent-oriented, rather than solution-oriented. A quote by Richard Buckminster Fuller, systems theorist, architect and inventor, eloquently applies: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” The fact is that the old economy, based on debt and scarcity, is designed to collapse. The more innovative we can be in participating in the emerging economy, the more conscious awareness we can bring to bear, improving the chances for increasingly positive impacts. Linda Sechrist is a Natural Awakenings senior staff writer. Visit ItsAllAboutWe. com for recorded interviews.

January 2014


Total Body Scanning by Paula Koger, BSN, MA, DOM

“What is considered impossible is just a consensus of outdated beliefs.” —Dr. Bernie Sigel


hat I notice most about the people who are receiving a combination of individualized homeopathy with total body scanning (TBS) and voice printing, is they look like they had a face lift. Their body looks younger and stronger. Many patients tell me on their first session, “I have been everywhere and done everything and I am still sick.” They feel they were misled by practitioners with promises that weren’t fulfilled. We are so accustomed to chasing the miracle pill or procedure, but in truth, healing is a process of restoration and a need to identify the core causes—emotions, toxins, and blockages—in order to restore the true state of wellness. People generally do not believe all is possible and limit themselves to the quick fix or repeated fix. After 45 years in health care looking for and finding all the tools that work, I still know the patient’s full participation is a key that must not be neglected. It is the patient doing their part and the doctor having tools and intent that heal. As a former professor of nursing, I am passionate about education. To that end I have decided to offer a process called “PHD in Self Health.” Information about what it takes to heal will be free once a month for patients to support their process and for others who are interested in learning how real healing works.


Graduates of PHD in Self Health will have the keys to good health and vibrant living. It is not just the supplements you take. No “pie in the sky” promises, just the real deal of what it takes. Working together is what produces miracles. I have people working with the process and achieving miracles. Together we released cardiac blockage and prevented heart surgery for a woman. A second woman got off all eight of her prescription drugs. Another ended lifelong insomnia. Another patient stopped chronic diarrhea, several have improved their memory and emotional stability. Another woman is now walking without her walker. Everyone is looking and feeling younger. The return of light, life, and joy to the cells is the most wonderful part. The list is endless with emotional suffering being cleared in all of them as an extra benefit. TBS takes you to the cause. The TBS (total body scanning) process takes a very different approach to health and healing. TBS is a system born out of the need to help people achieve wellness by using tools that can inexpensively identify disease before it becomes irreparable. It also offers individualized homeopathy recommendations specific to your body. More money is spent on people doing things to help themselves than is spent on health insurance. Many people are looking for alternative answers today, but there are so many options. New techniques and therapies are being introduced all the time. Some incorporate nutrition (diet and supplements), some are designed to initiate internal healing through

external stimulation and manipulation, and there are many programs designed to cleanse the body. These can all produce results on their level, but none of these address the core causes and bring the body to a place where it will truly heal. Rather than using a specific technique or therapy, TBS focuses on identifying and eliminating the cause of the symptom. No matter what the disease, complaint or illness, if you eliminate the causes, the bodies will self-heal. We are all born with the miracle of healing; it is part of the DNA in every living thing. Potential doesn’t do us any good unless we learn how to activate it by eliminating those factors that hinder our Godgiven miracles. TBS uses a very advanced form of kinesiology, combined with computerized scanning. There are two thousand samples of various antidotes. Through a precise testing protocol, we are able to find the primary systems that are out of balance, and track those to a series of antidotes that represent every probable cause. That includes viruses, bacteria, parasites, genetics, a previous trauma, metals, chemicals, and much more. A homeopathic remedy is made in the clinic specific to the patient’s energetic needs (a perfect match), not an over-the-counter homeopathic. Stepping in to real healing is a big step. The New Year’s resolution of Wealth of Health Center for 2014 is community and patient education. You are invited to find out what is possible. Dr. Paula Koger will offer free classes explaining the process of Self Health Care starting on January 11, from 1-3pm. To enroll, call 941-539-4232 or visit

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GOALS Feeling Our Way to Happiness by Susie Ruth


any of us have our relationship to success inside-out. We busy ourselves so much with do-or-die goals we “should” achieve that we drown out the crucial signals life is sending our way—both from our own instincts and from others who can objectively see what we truly need. According to Danielle LaPorte, author of The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul, knowing how we want to feel inside yields the most potent clarity in identifying what’s critical to us. “We need to have soul-centered goals, and if we get clear on defining our core desired feelings—the way we most want to feel—then all of our goals are a means to create those feelings,” she says. “It’s that simple.” The external things we want to have and experience are secondary goals, provided they contribute to the first. LaPorte’s Desire Map process is a holistic life planning tool that helps spur our thinking about our core desired feelings and how to use them to start creating some goals with soul. At heart, it involves the following four highly personalized steps. How do you want to feel? Engage in a stream of consciousness, allowing each query to lead to the next and letting your desired feelings flow. For example, do you want to feel continuously energized, connected or prosperous? Consider areas such as livelihood and lifestyle (career, money, home, travel), health and wellness (healing, fitness, leisure, mental health) and relationships and

community (romance, friendship, family). Recognize patterns. Look for patterns in the desired feelings in order to distill your list to determine key, repeating words. Individuals tend to reach for the same feeling states across all areas of their lives. If you want to feel “vitality” within livelihood, then you likely wish to feel the same way in the context of wellness and relationships. Declare your core desired feelings. Now zero in on three to five core feelings that resonate most strongly inside. Ask yourself what’s beneath each feeling. For you, perhaps “success” is really about freedom, creativity or excellence. Look up the definitions of words—every word is its own world. Which feelings do you find to be the most uplifting, positive, satisfying and compelling? Ask yourself: “What do I want to do, have or experience to create my core desired feelings?” Thus, you begin setting goals with soul. You see and make connections between how you want to feel and what will actually help you feel that way. This is where you turn your ambitions truly inside-out and right-side-up to hitch your intentions to deeper and more nurturing meaning. This is the revolutionary beginning of realizing the ongoing success of a lifetime. Source: Danielle LaPorte is an inspirational speaker and bestselling author of The Fire Starter Sessions; her latest release is The Desire Map. Visit


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Dr. Paula Koger, DOM, BS Nursing, MA Counseling 941-539-4232 / Dunnellon and Sarasota Dr. Koger has a long history of success with people who are receptive to multiple ancient and high-tech healing techniques. 20 years’ experience including Professor and school health nurse; more than 17 years in Alternative healing practices with training from experts worldwide.

Gentle Waters Healing Center 352-374-0600, Gainesville The therapists at Gentle Waters Healing Center will assist each individual with detoxing using colon hydrotherapy, Far Infrared Sauna, and/or Aqua Chi Lymphatic Drainage. Call Dawn Brower for more information or visit MA41024, MM15426.

Dr. Heather Murley, DOM, DVM 352-272-9043 / The Villages and Leesburg Acupuncture for people and pets. Acupuncture stimulates the self-regulating processes of the body, providing relief from a wide variety of symptoms. It is commonly used for arthritis pain, back pain, allergy/sinus relief, asthma, trouble sleeping, GI symptoms, changes in urinary habits, depression and anxiety.

Fitness Hip Moves Fitness Studio Rona Bennett, BS, CPT Holistic Health, Personal Fitness Coaching 708 N.W. 23rd Ave., Gainesville / 352-692-0132 An intimate fitness studio focusing on creativity and holistic health. Classes and private lessons in Belly Dance, Yoga, Pilates, and Personal Training. Rental space available.

Biologic Dentistry

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Dr. Cornelius A. Link, DDS 2415 SW 27th Ave., Ocala / 352-237-6196 There must be a biologic balance in the mouth as part of total body health. This means being concerned about infections in the teeth and gums, the relationship of the teeth to the jaws, the teeth to each other, saliva pH and metal toxicity. As a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, we follow a recommended safety protocol for removal of amalgam fillings, if necessary. Dental materials compatibility testing available.

Hanoch Talmor, M.D. Gainesville Holistic Center 352-377-0015 We support all health challenges and the unlimited healing potential of God’s miracle: your body. Chelation, Nutrition, Cleansing, Homeopathy, Natural Energy Healing, Detoxification, Wellness Education and more.

Bones for Life

11115 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Suite 600 Ocala, FL 34481 / 352-291-9459 Dr. Lemire has been in practice for 32 years. He follows a Functional Medicine approach, utilizing up-todate techniques such as chelation, detoxification, natural hormone replacement, nutrition, Prolo/Biopuncture, acupuncture, anti-aging, among others. Dr. Lemire along with his staff are dedicated to a joint partnership with their patients—a partnership that seeks to maximize the God-given life potential of each individual. We believe that true wellness for the whole person includes a healthy body (physical self), a healthy mind (emotions and intellect), and a spiritual peace.

Anne Andrews, LMT, MA 38362 Bones for Life® Instructor 386-538-1918 / Bones for Life is a self-care program that is designed to improve your posture, balance and coordination as well as strengthen bone. Through a series of gentle and simple exercises you can cultivate more stability and flexibility in your spine. Feel taller and move with power and confidence. Discover ease and comfort in everyday activities and be more at home in your body. Private and group classes are available.


James E. Lemire, M.D., FAAFP Nuris Lemire, MS, OTR/L, NC The Lemire Clinic

Michael J. Badanek, BS,DC,CNS,DACBN,DCBCN 3391 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Suite #B Ocala, FL 34470 / 352-622-1151

33 years in clinical practice with alternative wholistic complementary health services. Treating the body to support all health challenges with Wholistic Integrative Medicine. Treatments include Autoimmune disorders, Lyme disease, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Musculoskeletal conditions, Heavy metal toxicity, Cardiovascular and endocrine conditions, Nutritional deficiencies/testing.

Life Coaches Cynthia Christianson, M.A., CCC ThetaHealing™ Advanced Practitioner 352-374-7982 or 352-284-1107 ThetaHealing™ coaching is using the Belief and Feeling Work to empower people with the ability to remove and replace negative emotions, feelings and thoughts with positive, beneficial ones. Change your negative beliefs and you will heal on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels thus really seeing this relief show up in your life.

Massage Clark Dougherty Therapeutic Massage Clinic 415 NE 25th Ave., Ocala 352-694-7255 / Offering a variety of therapeutic massage techniques for pain relief, improved flexibility, and other wonderful benefits. WorkComp always accepted, also group/private insurance in some instances. All credit cards accepted. Gift certificates are available for holidays and birthdays with 25% discount on a second session. MA27082, MM9718.

Piano Services Hendrix Piano Service 352-895-5412, Serving north central Florida Tuning, repairs, cleaning, fine custom maintenance of your acoustic piano. Pianist: accompaniment, weddings, other church services, concerts. Experience: churches, cabarets, Marion Chorale, Duelling Divas, much more. Fine used pianos available.

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Veterinary Care Medicine Wheel Veterinary Services Shauna Cantwell DVM, Ocala, FL / 352-538-3021 Holistic veterinary medicine for small animals and horses. Arthritis, neurologic and hormonal dysfunction, skin, allergies, cancer, pain, immune and chronic disease. Certified Veterinary Acupuncture, certified cAVCA animal chiropractic, herbal therapy, tui na medical massage, functional neurology, postural rehabilitation, ozone therapy, homotoxicology, nutrition. Available for workshops.

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Saturday, January 18 2-4:30pm, Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave., $25 Visit for details Check our complete program on the website.

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calendarofevents Calendar of Events listings are free for our advertisers and just $15/listing for nonsponsors. To publicize your event, visit news.htm. Saturday, January 4 New Year’s African Shell Divination Readings with Omialadora Ajamu, priestess of Yemojah, the great African Mother Goddess. 12-5:30pm, $75/hour, $45/half hour. Call to sign up. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, 386-454-8657, www. Sunday, January 5 * Rev. Stan McNeese begins his position as full-time minister, 11am service. Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, 352-3731030, * Jack Williams in concert, 7pm. $15-20 at the door. www. Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, 352-373-1030, www. Monday, January 6 * Meet the Doctor, Patient Education evening. 6pm, free. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala, 352-291-9459, www.LemireClinic. com. * Thermography, by appointment. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala, 352-291-9459, www. Wednesday, January 8 Live Blood Analysis, by appointment. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala, 352-2919459, January 9-19 “I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do!” musical theatre production world premiere. Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-236-2274,


January 10-15 Master WenWei Ou workshop. Sessions include Panga Shengong Moving Form course, Panga Shengong Non-Moving Form, Healing Skills course, new intuition development course, and one-on-one sessions. Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, Gainesville, 352-3352332, January 10-February 7 Unity Metaphysics, Part 2, facilitated by Norm Bogert, L.U.T. This is a class for metaphysicians to examine the key spiritual and philosophical issues surrounding our existence. Unity of The Villages, 10935 SE 177th Place Suite 504, Summerfield, FL 34491 352-4543120, January 11 Dr. Paula Koger will offer free classes explaining the process of Self Health Care starting on January 11, from 1-3pm. Free cooking demo. To enroll, call 941-539-4232 or visit January 11-12 Crystal Clearing Sale. Closeout sale with several vendors. Prices up to $75% off. Free crystal gift for everyone. 12-6pm. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, 386-454-8657, www. Monday, January 13 * Balancing Sex Hormones/ Pituitary with Dr. Lemire. 6pm, free. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala, 352-291-9459, www. * Unity’s best-selling and widely read classic Lessons in Truth study group begins January 13. Unity of The

Villages, 10935 SE 177th Place Suite 504, Summerfield, FL 34491 352-4543120, Saturday, January 18 * Anchoring in the Light: Learn How to Grid with Crystals Workshop with Sharron Britton. 2-4pm, $20. Call to sign up. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, 386-4548657, * Colonics, by appointment. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala, 352-291-9459, www. * Introduction to the Toxibesity Weight Management program. 10am, free. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala, 352-291-9459, www. * Psychic/Medium Spiritual Development Class, 2-4:30pm. Includes meditation, lesson, practice. $25. Held at Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave. International Foundation for Spiritual Knowledge,, 407-673-9776. Monday, January 20 Thermography, by appointment. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala, 352-291-9459, www. January 24-25 Lecture and workshop with Jon Mundy, Ph. D., author of Living A Course in Miracles, Missouri Mystic, and What is Mysticism? Lecture 7pm Friday; $20/advance registration, $30/at the door. 9:30-1 workshop on Saturday on “Death, Heaven and a Course in Miracles,” $30/advance, $40/door. BOTH: $45/advance. NOTE: No one turned away who cannot pay. Unity of The Villages, 10935 SE 177th Place Suite 504, Summerfield, FL 34491 352-454-3120, www. January 24-26 Retreat from Ordinary Life: “Finding New Meaning in Life” winter retreat in the woods, at Rainbow

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River Club, Dunnellon. Teaching and meditation on transforming daily conditions into spiritual lessons, with Maitreya and Parbawatiya Buddhist Centers. Starts Friday at 7pm, ends Sunday after lunch. To register: www., 727-7979770. Saturday, January 25 * Akashic Record Readings with Andrea Elenar. 12-5pm, $75/ hour, $40/half hour. Call to sign up. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, 386-454-8657, www. highspringsemporiumnet. * Introduction to Bones for Life”. Learn the basics of this simple and effective program to improve your posture and bone health. Feel taller and more at ease in your own body. Ocala Inner Center, 205 South Magnolia Avenue, Ocala, FL. 1-4pm. Fee $50. January 25-26 “Night and Day,” musical production featuring the music of Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin. Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-236-2274,

January 31-February 6 Botany with 7Song. Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, Gainesville, 352-335-2332, www. February 3-4 Auditions for “The Odd Couple” onstage production. Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-236-2274, www. February 6-March 2 “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” onstage musical theatre production. Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-236-2274, www.

ONGOING Sundays * A Course in Miracles, 9:30am; Master Mind Healing Circle, 10am; Inspiring Message, Meditation and Music, 11am; Children and Youth education classes, 11am; nursery care provided. Potluck lunch first Sundays. Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, 352-373-1030,

* Celebrating Community and Inspiring Message/Science of Mind and Spirit. Meditation 9:45am, Celebration/Message 10:30am, Youth and Children’s Celebration 10:30am. Love offering. OakBrook Center for Spiritual Living, 1009 NE 28 Ave, Ocala, FL, * Group Kirtan meditation, teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, vegetarian feast. Program begins at 4:15pm at the Alachua Hare Krishna Temple, 17306 NW 112th Blvd (off CR 235), Alachua, 386-462-2017 Mondays * A Course in Miracles facilitated by Rev. Howie Westin. A philosophical/ psychological approach to the reality of love. Unity of The Villages, 10935 SE 177th Place Suite 504, Summerfield, FL 34491 352-4543120, * Abraham Study Group, 6pm; A Course in Miracles, 7:30pm. Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, 352-373-1030, www. Monday-Friday Belly-dancing, fitness, yoga classes, personal training as early as 5:30am, as late as 7:30pm. Hip Moves, 708 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 352-692-0132, www. Tuesdays and Thursdays Bones for Life Classes. Improve your posture and strengthen your bones with a series of gentle and simple movements. Absolute Health Center, 2720 NW 6th street, Gainesville, FL. 11am-12pm or 6-7pm Beginning Dec.17th and 19th. Class fee $15 per class when you sign up for 4 or more. Call to pre-register:386-538-1918.www. Wednesdays * Quest Book Study Group, 7pm. Spiritual Liberation by Michael Beckwith. Unity of Gainesville, 8801


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NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, 352-3731030, * Visioning, and Healing Service, 6-7pm. Love offering. OakBrook Center for Spiritual Living, 1009 NE 28 Ave, Ocala, FL, * Word Weavers Writing Class. First and third Wednesdays of the month. Potluck Dinner 6:30, writing 7:30-9:30. All skill levels welcome. Crones Cradle Conserve, 6411 NE 217 Pl, Citra. 352-595-3377, www.

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Thursdays * A Course in Miracles, 10:30am. Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, 352-373-1030, * Quilting Group, 5:30-8:30. All skill levels welcome. Crones Cradle Conserve, 6411 NE 217 Pl, Citra. 352-595-3377, www. Fridays * A Course in Miracles Discussion Group. 4pm, December 6, 13, 20, Sanctuary. Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar Rd., Ocala, 352-687-2113, www. * Reiki Healing with Dee Mitchell, 7pm (1st and 3rd Friday). Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, 352-373-1030, www. * Second Fridays: Crystal Bowl meditation, 6:30pm. World Peace meditation Facilitated by Marcia McAllister and Nancy Lopez, 7pm. Fourth Fridays: Chakra focus meditation facilitated by Marcia McAllister. Unity of The Villages, 10935 SE 177th Place Suite 504, Summerfield, FL 34491 352-4543120,


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