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his October’s issue brings readers an abundance of health news that underscores the importance of paying attention to the little things you might not think have an impact on your overall health —like teeth and gums. Our feature, “Mouth Matters: A Holistic Approach to Oral Health,” delves into the mounting evidence that this “doorway to the body” can usher in heart issues, inflammatory response and even Alzheimer’s if not well maintained. Writer Ronica O’Hara details the growing body of less invasive and less toxic approaches to dental care. In 2004, after a particularly nasty multiple sclerosis (MS) flare up when I started seeing a naturopath, having a mouth full of amalgam fillings came up. It Maureen Cary, Publisher still does not make sense to me that putting mercury in our teeth that we chew with was ever a good idea, but once upon a time we just accepted it. I had quite a few, several teeth that were more filling than teeth. At that time, the nearest dentist that could safely remove them was about an hour and a half ride, so three hours round trip. No one could say for sure if or what the impact of all that heavy metal had on the MS, but it didn’t seem that it could be a good thing. We came up with a plan to address one quadrant of my mouth a year. The facility practiced safe mercury removal protocols, and each visit lasted three to four hours! They kindly had a TV positioned so it was visible while the dentist was up to his elbows in my mouth. While I can’t say it has had a direct impact on the MS, my mouth sure does look nice when I yawn. And after all, it sure can’t hurt to have it gone. In keeping with this inside-out, whole-body approach, writer Marlaina Donato offers insights into how one region of the body might affect a seemingly unrelated area in “Spinal Solutions: Chiropractic Care Yields Unexpected Results.” Thus, chiropractors can offer patients relief for a host of conditions, from asthma and digestion to headaches and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). I started seeing a Network Chiropractor, Dr. Patricia Hogan-Casey, some years ago. The touch is gentle but the results are powerful. Even my carpenter son-in-law was impressed by her approach to barely touch but somehow provide relief with a lined up spine. The spine is the center of the body and it seems best to take care of it. Don’t forget that October is national Shelter Pet month and there are thousands of loving, healthy cats and dogs waiting to bring joy, companionship and yes, wellness, into your home. Julie Peterson presents solid research on the many benefits of the humananimal bond—and why pets adopted from shelters can be the most devoted of all. I’ve adopted many cats from shelters over the years; they seem to have much gratitude for it, or at least that’s the way I choose to perceive it. I hope this content will encourage you to take care of yourself inside and out. As I write this, people around the world are making a statement about climate change. I try to make a stand for planet health each month. Let’s all be a part of positive change for us and everyone.
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rop by West Shore Wellness, in Warwick, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 2, for an open house and enjoy a free 30-minute yoga class at 11:30 a.m. Discounted mini spa treatments for $8 each or three for $20 will be available throughout the day. Visitors can choose from calf exfoliation, a foot scrub, pumpkin enzyme mask, facial massage with hot and cold stones, superfruit scrub for the hands, and a detoxifying French green clay paraffin dip for hands. In addition, one dollar-a-minute chair massage sessions will be available to relax the back, shoulders and neck. Local crafters will provide retail therapy selling products such as herbal bar soaps, shea butter body scrubs, eye pillows (scented and unscented), lavender sachets, beaded charm bracelets and other hand-designed crafts. Mulled cider and refreshments will be served, and holiday gift certificates will be on hand. Prizes will be raffled off every half hour. Cost: Free to attend. Location: 459 Sandy Ln., Warwick. For more information, call 401-450-4172 or visit WestShoreWellness.com. See ad in the Community Resource Guide.
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his year, Providence joins the ranks of Philadelphia, Colorado Springs and Baltimore with the introduction of its own Vegan Restaurant Week. Starting on World Vegan Day, November 1, and running through November 7, local restaurants of all kinds have committed to offering two or three clearly labeled vegan specials or a specially priced multi-course vegan menu. Founded by Chris Belanger and Karen Krinsky from Like No Udder, a vegan soft-serve ice cream truck and one of the first dairy-free ice cream parlors in the country, their goals are to highlight the diverse plant-based offerings available in Rhode Island, create options for the community and demonstrate the demand for compassionate and healthier dining options. Menus and specials will be posted as they become available. So far Wara Wara, Veggie Fun, Rasoi, Crazy Burger and AS220 have signed on. Several more restaurants are in the works. For more information, visit VegRestaurantWeek.com.
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everend Natalia deRezendes is pleased to announce the teaching of the Four Agreements by Don Miguel, co-taught by Reverand Olga Silva and Elizabeth Cardona Vázquez. Having worked extensively with Don Miguel and sons Don Migel Jr. and Don Jose as well as with Michele Laub, Toltec wisdom teacher deRezendes has a passion for this teaching and Toltec wisdom. These classes will be held in alternating English and Spanish from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Class in English will be held October 19; class in Spanish will be held November 2. Both classes will be held at the Urban Greens Community Center at 93 Cranston Street, in Providence. The new teaching center in North Smithfield will be offering Zentangle, an easy to learn, relaxing fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. As people use this non-representation and unplanned method, they can focus on each stroke and not worry about results, enjoying increased focus, creativity, self-confidence and well-being. Zentangle 101 will be held October 26, with a Zentangle String Class on November 23. Cost: Tuition and materials before October 10 are $90, $110 after. Breakfast and lunch are included. $45 per class for Zentangle. Register at SlatersvilleRICSL.com or call Natalia deRezendes at 401-323-7664. See ads on page 7 and 19.
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Holistic Psychic Fair in East Providence
he First Spiritualist Church of Rhode Island will be hosting its bi-annual Holistic Psychic Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 19, in East Providence. Individuals are invited to take a day to celebrate themselves and receive the guidance and healing they deserve. Mediums and tarot and angel card readers will be present to offer spiritual guidance, and the event includes chair massage, reiki, crystal jewelry, vendors and more. Admittance is free; attendees only pay for services they wish to experience. Come and explore the different modalities available and discover the tools that are available to help each person progress along his/her own personal journey of healing and growth. Cost: Free attendance; prices for services vary. Location: 83 South Rose St., East Providence. For more information, visit SpiritualistChurchRI.com. See ad on page 7.
Celebrate Health and Healing at Open House Event
bove All Holistic Health and Wellness invites the public to celebrate another year of health and healing at an Open House from noon to 3 p.m., October 20. Karen Kelleher of the Boston Thermography Center will be offering a free breast thermography informational workshop from noon to 12:45 p.m. Thermography is a noninvasive, radiation-free monitoring of breast health. The Open House will continue from 1 to 3 p.m. with individual practitioner meet and greets. Refreshments, raffles, specials on services booked and gift certificates will be available on this day. Toni-Ann Laprade, owner of Above All Holistic Health and Wellness, is a holistic health/life coach, board-certified hypnotherapist and offers holistic cancer support. She is joined by many passionate and dedicated practitioners at Above All with offerings of holistic chiropractic care, homeopathy, therapeutic massage, essential oils workshops, holistic esthetician, neuro-muscular integrative action (NIA), a dance movement with martial arts to music, meditation, reiki and esoteric arts. Practitioners will be available to discuss their services at the Open House event. Location: 245 Phenix Ave., Cranston (parking and entrance in rear). For more information, visit AAHHW.com. See ad on page 27. 10
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he BioMed Center is excited to announce that Dr. Hennie Fitzpatrick has joined its team of holistic medical and dental experts. Located in Providence, Rhode Island, the BioMed Center is one of New Englandâ€™s most advanced resources for patients that are looking for an individual approach to their healthcare concerns. Fitzpatrick helps patients discover, understand and eliminate symptoms at their core, focusing on every facet of the individual in order to tackle complex diseases. With more than 30 years of experience, she brings a Dr. Hennie Fitzpatrick wealth of knowledge in functional medicine and integrative oncology to the center. Location: 111 Chestnut St., Providence, RI. To schedule a consultation with the BioMed Center to discuss your healthcare needs and goals with Dr. Hennie Fitzpatrick, call 833-824-6633 or visit TheBioMedCenterNE.com. See ad on page 7.
Full Moon Release Sound and Reiki Event
Full Moon Release Sound and Reiki event will take place at 6:30 p.m., October 15, at Salitude Himalayan Salt Cave, in Lincoln. The event will include salt therapy, sound healing and hands on reiki from Eclipse Moon Reiki in Saltitudeâ€™s salt cave. While each person receives reiki, members of Saltitude will be leading a 30-minute sound journey with gongs, drumming, singing bowls, crystal triangles and jephir chimes for a relaxing experience, enhancing the calming ambiance and reiki healing. The evening will also include a workshop discussing the full moon and how we can use that energy to release what no longer serves us, followed by a release under the full moon sky. Reservations required as seating is limited. Bring white socks for the salt cave to help preserve the salt floor. Cost: $45. Location: 204 Front St., Lincoln. For reservations, call 401-359-7937 or email SaltitudeRI@gmail.com. See ad on page 16.
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ime for You Yoga will host a Newcomers’ yoga class from 1 to 2:30 p.m., October 27, at its studio in Cumberland. Time for You Yoga specializes in Svaroopa yoga, a slow style of yoga that is customized to each individual body’s needs. It releases tension in the deepest layers of the body using careful alignment and supportive props. Benefits include less stress, reduced aches and pains, greater strength and mobility, a quieter mind, improved health and a sense of ease and well-being. The Newcomers’ class will focus on the Magic Four—a sequence of beginning Svaroopa poses that unravel deep tension. The poses are adapted to each student using a chair, blocks and blankets for support and propping. The class ends with a guided relaxation. Participants need no yoga mat or prior yoga experience. Class space is limited. Dress comfortably and plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the class’ start time. Cost: $10. Location: 2155 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland. For more information, call Maria Sichel at 401-305-5319 or visit TimeForYouYoga.com. See ad in the Community Resource Guide.
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Men’s Prostate Health Linked to Oral Health Inflammatory diseases affecting the prostate can have a negative effect on men’s health. Many studies have been conducted to demonstrate the bi-directional relationship between oral health and systemic health. Much of the current research being conducted shows there are important similarities between the presence of periodontal disease and its impact on systemic health. Research has indicated that oral bacteria associated with inflammation and gum disease can survive in the blood stream and be easily disseminated to distant sites and attach to other organs in the body, including the prostate gland. A study, published in the Journal of Periodontology, September 2017, isolated oral bacterial DNA found in plaque below the gumline from prostatic secretions in individuals with chronic inflammation of the prostate. Although the research is still ongoing, good oral self-care along with professional care to ensure gum health can help reduce overall systemic inflammation and help prostate health. Source: Dr. John Broderick and Dr. Scott Fertik, specialists in periodontology at Peridontics Inc., in Providence and Cumberland. For more information, visit PeridonticsRI.com. 12
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A three-decade study of 3,325 young people in Bristol, UK, found that kids that were bullied at age 10 had eight times the rate of depression in their teen years, and that it persisted for some into their adult years. Using detailed mood and feelings questionnaires and genetic information, researchers found that childhood bullying was strongly associated with depression. Bullied children had a greater risk of both limited depression occurrence and persistent depressive issues. Other risk factors found to be associated with depression in the children included anxiety and the mother’s postnatal depression.
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The endangered Florida panther has been saved from extinction thanks to the introduction of female Texan pumas, reports a 10-year study conducted by the University of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The pumas, which like the panthers, are a sub-species of cougar, were brought to Florida in 1995 to counter the effects of habitat loss and health issues caused by panther inbreeding, including heart defects, infertility and other genetic problems. The panther population has since rebounded from a low of 20 to 30 cats to between 120 and 230.
Superfund Success Story Toxic Site Now Welcomes Walkers
A wood-treating process for telephone poles that caused soil and groundwater contamination prompted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate 47 acres in Bellingham, Washington, as a Superfund site in 1997. The cleanup, including removal of 28,000 tons of contaminated soil to a repository, reestablishment of a natural stream and restoring wetlands, is now complete, with walking and bicycling paths, newly planted native trees and wetland shrubs, and returning birdlife. The Oeser Company, which cooperated with the cleanup, has operated at the site since 1943 and continues to do so. 14
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Overfished and struggling widow rockfish are returning to the Pacific coast. Legal protections since 2001 had made it illegal to take the fish commercially, and fisheries managers implemented “catch share” regulations as the fishing fleet dwindled from 400 to 50 trawlers. But the fish have made a faster comeback than expected. National Marine Fisheries Service biologist Jason Cope notes that scientists were surprised by how quickly some rockfish species can reproduce. “We thought it might take a century or so for them to rebuild themselves; it’s now taking maybe a decade.”
Askwsar Hilonga, Ph.D., a chemical engineer and public health scientist in Tanzania, grew up dealing with waterborne diseases such as cholera that made him ill. According to the World Health Organization, he has used his scientific expertise and local knowledge to develop a purification system based on nanomaterials. While the filter is still under study, stations have been set up throughout Tanzania, mostly managed by women, to help those that otherwise would not have safe drinking water.
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The Makhonjwa Mountains of South Africa harbor some of the planet’s oldest rocks, including meteorites that have been striking the Earth for eons. According to the peer-reviewed journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, researchers using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy have discovered a 3.3 billion-year-old layer of rock that contains two types of insoluble organic matter, both of which suggest extraterrestrial origins, making it the oldest extraterrestrial organic matter ever identified. Many scientists think the basic molecules of life may have originated in outer space.
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The Amazon rainforest is in a critical state of near-collapse with a record number of fires in Brazil this year— twice as many as in 2018. The fires have been deliberately set to deforest the Amazon and displace its indigenous populations to make way for soybean and cattle farming and oil drilling, actions encouraged by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. The Amazon is known as the as the “lungs” of our Earth; its oxygen is an essential, irreparable link that holds our global ecosystem within balance. Scientists say that with another 5 percent burned, the Amazon could reach the tipping point of ecosystem collapse. Dramatic and swift action needs to take place, and the United Nations has the power to do so. A global online petition at Change.org urges the UN to: 1. Send in immediate humanitarian support to all the indigenous and local groups that have lost their homes and way of life.
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Wigs Work Wonders by Donna Ouellette
hen hair loss occurs as a result of chemotherapy for cancer treatment, alopecia, medications or by natural causes, individuals may feel discouraged. Hair loss, whether it is a temporary or permanent, can be a very traumatic experience for anyone, especially for women. The loss of a woman’s hair goes a lot further than vanity. For most women, her hair is part of her overall self. Dealing with hair loss can be a very emotionally draining endeavor that leaves women with an even greater loss—the loss of self-confidence. When chemotherapy for cancer treatment is the cause of hair loss, wigs can be a natural part of the healing process. They give a cancer patient a new, healthy look, enabling them to focus their emotional energy on healing. Hair loss usually begins two weeks after chemotherapy or radiation, but some drugs used in chemotherapy don’t cause hair loss. This is a discussion patients can have with their medical provider. If facing cancer treatment and the possibility of hair loss, it’s best to begin considering options for managing hair loss before the first treatment. Medical providers should have a list of caring, compassionate wig retailers in the area that offer guidance and help.
Wigs can be fun and aren’t only a solution for hair loss. In fact, wigs have come a long way, and women, even those with a full head of hair, are discovering all the possibilities they offer.
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One of the big advantages to wearing wigs is the ease of change or versatility of the styles. With hundreds of styles and colors to choose from, changing one’s look has never been so easy. From long blonde with highlights to a short curly, or medium wavy brunette, wigs are an easy way for anyone to achieve the look they want however often they want to change it.
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Who doesn’t love that fresh out of the salon feeling of fantastic hair? Salon hair care is expensive and time consuming to achieve “the look”. Synthetic wigs come pre-styled allowing women to get their desired result
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ORGANIZING AND OUR CHAKRAS
Declutter for Emotional Well-Being
by Linda Strocky
nergy that can flow freely though balanced chakras leads to abundance in health and emotional well-being. Disorganization and clutter block the flow of energy. Being unwilling to let go of items causes pain by clinging to the past. As we clear our space, we often find wonderful gifts that we either didn’t know existed or were buried. Two of the seven chakras that benefit the most by decluttering and organizing are the sacral and the heart chakra. The sacral chakra is about emotions, stability and flow. An unbalanced chakra can lead to excessive emotional attachments to people and things. We attach emotions, both good and bad, to our stuff. These emotions can be an attachment to the past or an anxiety about the future. Meditation on the sacral chakra often includes taking a deep breath in and then breathing out slowly, letting go of what no longer serves us. Organizing and decluttering is all about helping people let go of what no longer serves them both physically and emotionally. The heart chakra is about touch and compassion leading to balance, calmness and serenity. Blockage at the heart chakra renders us unable to detach and accept. It is about holding on too tightly to the past and feeling stressed and anxious. It may cause us to push others away. Clutter is an outward sign of that blockage. Clutter represents unfinished business and is the physical manifestation of fears, regrets, anxiety about the future or procrastination. 20
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Some excuses we tell ourselves:
I might need it someday. If you do, go buy another. It was a gift. The purpose of a gift is to convey a feeling. By disposing of the gift, you are not disposing of the feeling you experienced when you received it.
It’s my collection. Collections have a way of growing out of control and they need to be edited periodically. Keep the ones you truly love and display them properly so you can visually enjoy them. Promise yourself, when you make a thoughtful addition to the collection, remove one that holds less joy. I don’t have time. Hire a professional to streamline the process. I don’t know where to start. Organizing is a skill set that
everyone doesn’t have. It’s no different than a person that is good with numbers vs. someone that is good with their hands. Work with a professional or start small with one drawer.
It was my mother’s, grandfather’s, friend’s, etc. whom are no longer with us. Unless you love it, are using it or displaying it, you are not honoring their memory.
Keeping clothes that no longer fit. This is one of the most common excuses for both men and women and it has the power to instantly make someone feel bad about themselves. If you have lost weight, hanging onto clothes that are too big keeps the possibility
Clutter represents unfinished business and is the physical manifestation of fears, regrets, anxiety about the future or procrastination. alive in your mind that you will regain the weight. If the opposite is true, then holding on to clothes in the hope that they will fit again one day reminds us of what we have not accomplished. When you accomplish your goal reward yourself with new, stylish clothes. As we clear and organize our space, our mind also clears. Clutter limits how we physically live in our space and the sight of it keeps us buried emotionally. Every time we view our unfinished business, it reminds us, even if for only a nanosecond, of stuff we have yet to handle. These reminders keep us tethered to the past and/ or anxious about our future. If it is hidden clutter, it can feel like an embarrassing kept secret, which can lead to feelings of shame. We can transform the way we live and work by managing our belongings so that they don’t manage us.
Clutter limits how we physically live in our space and the sight of it keeps us buried emotionally. Linda Strocky was a project manager for more than 25 years. She transferred that experience and skills into helping people transform their lives through organizing and decluttering. Contact her at 401-654-8182 or NeatConsultant@gmail.com. See ad on this page.
by Karyn Marie Chabot, M.Ay, LMT, RYT The Full Moon on October 13 will occur in Sidereal Pisces in the lunar star of Revati. It’s a wonderful time to imagine, dream, manifest and travel. Pay attention to nighttime dreams on October 13 if searching for clarity. Enjoy a foot massage with castor oil and essential oil of lavender. To ignite the power of this full moon, use sensitivities for compassion, meditation and creativity instead of getting feelings hurt. To cool any inflammation that may have accumulated from the summer heat, take a walk under the full moon and let the moonbeams kiss your cheeks and quell your fire. The New Moon on October 28 will occur in Sidereal Libra in the lunar star of Swati. Love, beauty and the arts may surround us, though there may be a sense of change, instability and upheaval that we can’t put our finger on. New opportunities for balance, negotiation and diplomacy in relationships will be present. New love is in the air,
but it may come and go with the wind. To optimize the power of this new moon, eat more grounding foods like root veggies, apply warm oil to our skin daily before a shower or bath. Restructure relationship dynamics to bring in more harmony. Adopt a “team work” mentality with loved ones and colleagues. The difference between the tropical zodiac and the sidereal zodiac is about 23 degrees. Both systems have value. Sidereal astrologers believe the qualities of the signs are not related to the seasons, but rather to the specific portions of the ecliptic as measured against the fixed lunar stars. Karyn Mahrie Chabot, M.Ay, LMT, RYT, has her masters degree in Ayurvedic medicine and has been an international teacher and presenter in the field of metaphysics, astrology and healing for more than 25 years. For appointments, call 401-680-3934 or visit KarynMahrieChabot.com. See ad on this page.
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We look at the underlying causes for gum disease and cavities: Is it your diet, or hormonal changes or acid reflux?
Mouth Matters A Holistic Approach to Oral Health T
by Ronica O’Hara
he mouth is the doorway to the body,” so the saying goes, and today we know just how true that is. Years ago, the biannual trip to the dentist was typically a simple “drill-andfill” operation, with other health concerns not given a second glance. Now, emerging research shows that when we neglect basic oral care—even that annoying task of nightly or post-meal flossing—we endanger our heart, lungs, kidneys and even our brains by allowing the buildup of pernicious bacteria in our gums. In April, University of Louisville School of Dentistry researchers reported that the bacteria P. gingivalis, which flourishes in gum disease, was found in brain samples of deceased Alzheimer’s patients— and that inflammation, swelling and bleeding in gums can transport the bacteria from the mouth into the bloodstream simply through chewing or teeth-brushing. The study also linked the bacteria to rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia. 22
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Advanced gum disease also increases the risk of cancer by 24 percent, especially lung and colorectal cancers; quadruples the rate of kidney disease; and increases the risk of strokes, coronary artery disease, diabetes and pre-term births, other studies show. These findings have sobering implications for the nearly half of the American adults over age 30 and 70 percent of adults 65 and older with gum disease. “Science has proven that a healthy mouth is a healthy body,” says San Francisco holistic dentist Nammy Patel, author of Age With Style: Your Guide to a Youthful Smile & Healthy Living.
Body, Mind, Teeth
It’s part of the reason for the fresh interest in holistic dentistry, sometimes called biologic dentistry. “We look at the entire body, not just the mouth,” says Bernice Teplitsky, DDS, of Wrigleyville Dental, in Chicago, and president of the Holistic Dental Association (HDA), based in Coral Gables, Florida. Holistic dentists abstain from toxic
materials, remove amalgam fillings, may be wary of root canals and focus on minimally invasive procedures—some of which may be high-tech and cutting-edge, such as lasers to clean teeth and gums, ozone therapy to slow the growth of infections and air abrasion to “sandblast” away small areas of tooth decay. Holistic dentists work closely with a wide range of other complementary practitioners. “We look at the underlying causes for gum disease and cavities: Is it your diet, or hormonal changes or acid reflux?” Patel explains. That may mean prescribing a head massage, acupuncture session, meditation lessons or dietary counseling. They may run blood tests for biocompatibility of materials and incorporate approaches from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, herbology, homeopathy, iridology, craniosacral therapy and energy medicine. They will look for signs of sleep apnea and often treat it. However, with the added tests and consultations, they tend to be more expensive, with many procedures not covered by dental insurance. Their numbers are small: Only 391 of 199,000 American dentists belong to the HDA, or about one in 500. Yet the natural health movement that drives holistic dentistry is having an effect on the profession at large. Many dentists nationwide, pressured by patients and aided by new technology, are abandoning toxic and invasive options for less harmful methods. Controversial mercury amalgam fillings are being edged out by less toxic options like resin composites that match teeth color; the amount of mercury sold in the U.S. for dental amalgams fell by half between 2001 and 2013. Conventional dental X-rays, which in a Yale study published in the American Cancer Association journal Cancer were linked to non-cancerous brain tumors, are yielding to computerized digital X-rays with a fifth of the radiation: As many as two out of
three dentists have switched over. And aided by computer imaging software and 3-D printers, dentists are fabricating new crowns, implants, bridges and dentures right in the office, instead of using what Austin, Texas, dentist David Frank calls “intrusive analog [gooey impressions] that left patients feeling claustrophobic, highly anxious and consistently worried about gagging.”
We look at the entire body, not just the mouth. ~Bernice Teplitsky
When visiting a dentist, whether holistic or not, it’s wise to be prepared with a natural health mindset. Some questions to ask are:
What are you filling the cavity with? Just say no to amalgam, a mixture
Should I have my amalgam fillings removed? Holistic dentists like Patel
give a strong yes. “The problem arises with mercury when you chew or brush your teeth. The abrasion creates heat and causes the mercury to off-gas. Those vapors get swallowed and go into your body, where they’re stored—and that creates significant health hazards—because we’re talking about a known poison,” she says. Other dentists disagree about removal, citing its risks: Holistic pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil, for example, writes that removing amalgam fillings is often unnecessary, costly and stressful, and recommends exchanging them for composite resin only when they break down.
Do I really need antibiotics? Oregon State University researchers found in a study this year of 90,000 patients that the
wary of the following ingredients: fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan and sodium hydroxide. These ingredients are a plus: baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), green tea, Eucalyptol, menthol, tea tree oil and vitamin D.
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of heavy metals, of which about half is elemental mercury that slowly releases toxic vapors. Plus, “Heavy metals can leak into the enamel tubes of the teeth causing the teeth to appear gray or dark blue and making them brittle over time,” warns Los Angeles cosmetic dentist Rhonda Kalasho. Instead, ask for relatively nontoxic options such as porcelain or composite resins, which can be made of materials such as silica, ceramic, plastics and zirconium oxide. Some composite resins contain the endocrine disrupters Bis-GMA or BPA; for extra protection, ask for one that doesn’t, or ask the dentist to use a rubber dam to prevent swallowing it.
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antibiotics often prescribed by dentists as prevention against infection are unnecessary 81 percent of the time, and contribute to antibiotic resistance. Typically, patients didn’t have the precise cardiac conditions that warranted the extra caution.
Is a root canal the best option?
Some holistic dentists counsel against root canals, citing the risk of long-term health problems caused by lingering bacteria, and advocate the use of herbs, laser therapy or extractions instead. “If root canals were done 20 to 30 years ago, it is definitely a problem, because there were not enough technological advances to clean out all the bacteria which could cause chronic health complications,” says Patel. “Nowadays, depending on the tooth root, canals can be 99.9 percent cleaned by lasers.”
Back to the Basics
Considering the stakes, preventive care is all-important and there are many natural options to guarantee robust oral health. At the natural health store or drugstore, consider the following options:
Toothbrush: Electric toothbrushes re-
duced plaque 21 percent more and gingivitis 11 percent more after three months compared to manual toothbrushes, reported a review of 56 studies involving 5,068 participants. Those that rotate rather than brush back-and-forth clean slightly better.
are coated with toxic, Teflon-like perfluorinated polymers linked to kidney and testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis and hormonal disruptions. A recent study found higher levels in women using those flosses. Instead, use the old-fashioned nylon kind or try out new flosses made of biodegradable silk or bamboo or those infused with antimicrobial tea tree oil. Or, consider a water flosser, which Canadian researchers found were 29 percent more effective at plaque removal than string floss.
Mouthwash: Mouthwashes containing
alcohol significantly raise the risk of throat cancer, Australian researchers found. Instead, opt for super-healthy green tea as a mouthwash, as well as a drink. Studies show that it protects teeth from erosion and promotes healthy gums. Another simple option is warm salt water, using one cup of water and one-half teaspoon of salt. A 2017 study by the Cochrane medical study organization found it is virtually as effective as the prescription antiseptic mouthwash chlorhexidine in reducing dental plaque and microbes.
Pulling: An ancient Ayurvedic remedy, this involves swishing a spoonful of organic coconut oil around the mouth and through the teeth for 10 to 20 minutes. The oil’s lauric acid, a natural antibacterial, has been found in studies to reduce plaque formation and fungal infections, as well as the strains of bacteria linked to bad breath and irritated gums. Taking care of our teeth and gums is simply worth the daily time and trouble to facilitate long-term health. “Your oral care should be taken just as seriously as watching your diet,” advises Kalasho. Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based natural health writer. Connect at OHaraRonica@ gmail.com. October 2019
ersonalized dental care at the BioMed Center, in Providence, extends beyond standard care to support each patient’s unique immune response to oral treatment and to promote a microbiome free of pathogens that cause decay. Beyond personal hygiene, factors such as general health, medications, nutrition and stress, at work or at home, are all important in understanding oral health. The course of treatment depends on each individual’s needs.
Care begins with a phone conversation, followed by a private consult with the dental team, which hygienist Amber White describes as “a chance to get to learn about each patient, outside of the dental chair.” The team also reviews the patient’s goals and entire dental history.
The dental assessment includes a complete set of oral photos to assess external esthetics and internal tooth surfaces. The hygienist assesses gum health by measuring spaces, called pockets, between the gumline and each tooth. Computerized x-rays and a 3-dimensional cone beam image disclose the anatomy, bone density, proximity of nerves, sinus cavities, cavitations and root canals. The results can be surprising. Sylvia Zannis, DDS, comments, “In one recent patient, the cone beam identified a calcification in the carotid artery.” Salivary testing helps identify pathogens that promote decay, as well as periodontal pathogens. Advance cancer screening with oral techniques can identify serious indicators, like the presence of HPV, before any disease is clinically evident, and 24
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this can guide a BioMed physician’s recommendations for preventive care.
The BioMed Center incorporates ozone therapy to strengthen the immune system and promote healthy blood cell growth. Ozone water is made daily, supplying every dental unit for irrigation during dental
challenging antigens and will maintain an immunologic record of the components or chemical families which have proven offensive. MELISA is a clinically validated blood test which establishes allergies to various metals. One of the most compatible materials on the planet is a BPA-free composite made by VOCO.
Biologic Dentistry in Providence by Wendy Fachon cleanings and restorative procedures. Ozone injections are sometimes recommended to help with tooth sensitivity. A thorough cleaning removes the bacteria in plaque that can inflame gums and cause them to pull away from the teeth to form pockets that collect and hold more bacteria. While regular brushing is ineffective in removing plaque trapped in these pockets, the process of scaling and root planing cleans deep below the gumline. The use of prebiotics and probiotics help to reinoculate the pockets.
With restorative dentistry, it is vital to consider material sensitivities when choosing materials for use in the body, especially in patients with unique health concerns. Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT) provides dentists with this information, so they can recommend the most personally biocompatible materials for treatment. The body produces systemic antibodies against
Zannis uses composite resins to make fillings, and she uses ceramic material for crowns, inlays, onlays, veneers and bridges using state-of-the-art technology. A small camera records an extremely accurate 3D image of the tooth surface. Then adjustments are made using CAD/CAM technology to design and fit the replacement. Once the design looks just right, the restoration is cut by the office’s CEREC milling unit in a matter of minutes. The crown, inlay or onlay is then laid in place and tested, before being bonded to the tooth surface.
Amalgam Removal Zannis is certified in the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART), which includes: ● A breathing mask to deliver a clean air supply to the patient, while filtering out the mercury.
● A non-latex dam and suction used to isolate teeth from the rest of the mouth, so the patient avoids contact and is prevented from swallowing particles. ● Two specialized suction devices to collect larger pieces of mercury and direct the vapor straight to an air filter. Treatment rooms are outfitted with high energy ionizers to collect mercury from the air onto ionized plates. Amalgam traps and special mercury filters in the office’s drainage help to protect the environment. The dentist administers an activated charcoal slurry to bind with the mercury and prevent its absorption into the body. In addition, a detox protocol is prescribed— either Quick Silver as a standard protocol or a personalized Fullscript protocol.
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Zannis uses platelet rich fibrin (PRF) to treat extractions. Blood is drawn and processed in a centrifuge, resulting in a fiber used to pack the extraction site. This provides the most natural way to heal.
ealth starts with a good gut and the gut/brain connection. Disruption of good gut flora can lead to diseases. Gut health starts with the mouth and taking care of our oral cavity is primary to achieving our health goals. Homeopathy has many options to offer when it comes to oral health. It can be a suitable adjunct to conventional medicine for management of many conditions since it is an affordable, effective, safe, nontoxic, natural system of medicine with no side effects. Homeopathic remedies can act wonders for many kinds of complaints related to teeth, gums and mouth. Sometimes just a single dose is helpful to relieve pain, stop bleeding and minimize the swelling.
Here are some remedies for oral conditions:
BioMed’s dental practitioners strive to optimize the experience by making the patient as comfortable as possible. This means doing everything possible to reduce the stress often associated with the dental experience. Lying on a sound bed before treatment, lavender towels, eye masks, calming music and a weighted blanket help to induce calm and help put the patient at ease. This is all part of the dental team’s dedication to comprehensive care. Location: 111 Chestnut St., Providence. For appointments and information, call 1-833-8BIOMED, email Appointments@ BioMedNE.com or visit BioMedNE.com. Wendy Fachon is a writer, an educator with The Empowerment Factory and host of the Story Walking Radio Hour on DreamVisions 7Radio.com. Learn more at StoryWalking.com. See ad on page 31.
Toothache: Belladonna, Coffea, Chamomila, Hepar Sulph, Hypericum, Mercurius. Dentition issues: Calc Carb, Cal Phos, Chamomila Post root canal pain: Hypericum and Mag Phos Ruta is helpful: in implant surgery, as this remedy is good for deeper injuries. Tooth abscess: Belladonna in acute conditions and Hepar Sulph in chronic ones. Cavities: Calc Phos, Calc Flur cell salts combination, Kreosotum, Plantago Gingivitis, periodontitis, alveolitis: Merc Sol, Phosphorus, Hepar Sulh, Silicea, Ferrum Phos, Hypericum
Receding gums: Kali Phos, Nat Sulh, Silicea Cold Sores/ Heat Sores: Natrum Mur, Nitricum Acidum Mouth Ulcers: Borax, Merc Sol TMJ: Arum Triphyllum, Calc Flur, Calc Phos, Mag Phos, Rhus Tox Bruxism: Belladonna, Podophyllum Pain after braces application: Ruta, arnica, Calendula Vandana Pitke is a board-certified homeopath. She can be reached at 401-573-3757. Visit OmHomeopathy.com for upcoming classes on homeopathy and oral health. See ad in the Community Resource Guide.
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Chiropractic and Digestion
It’s worth noting that the nerves that innervate important digestive anatomy—from the salivary glands to the stomach down through the intestinal tract—branch off the
spinal cord at various levels of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. “This means that chiropractic adjustments given to [the] neck, mid-back, lower back and sacrum are important to optimal digestive function,” says chiropractor Sean Cailteux, of Exodus Health, in Shawnee, Kansas. In his practice, Lauretti has observed better digestion as a positive side effect to regular adjustments. “I’ve had a few patients over the years who reported improvement in digestive problems after chiropractic treatment of the mid- and low back. In some of those cases, the improvement was serendipitous, because the patient didn’t discuss their digestive symptoms initially, only after they noticed the improvement.”
Chiropractors view the body as an integrated unit, and problems in one area might affect a seemingly unrelated area. ~William Lauretti
Hope for Headaches and TMJ Dysfunction
Chronic tension headaches and migraines can become the norm for too many individuals, but chiropractic care—including spinal adjustments, nutrition advice and addressing emotional causes such as stress and anxiety—can be key in reducing pain and getting to the root of the problem. “Technically, only headaches with a list of very particular characteristics can be properly diagnosed as migraines,” Lauretti
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explains. “The cause of many cases of chronic, long-term headaches is often from poor function of the muscles and joints in the neck.” These types of headaches often respond well to treatment focused on restoring normal function to the neck, he says. TMJ disorders can cause painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms, including facial and tooth pain and locking of the jaw. Chiropractic treatments often provide reliable relief. “The TMJ is a very important joint in the body, with thousands of neuroreceptors. TMJ involvements can cause headaches, particularly around the ear or side of the head, vertigo, tinnitus and other hearing issues,” says Terebelo. Cailteux notes that aside from experiencing jaw pain and headaches, someone suffering from TMJ disorder may have difficulty chewing, and may experience an audible clicking of the jaw with movement. “Chiropractic adjustments can be particularly helpful, especially when delivered to the TM joint and the neck. Gentle, soft-tissue manipulation of the muscles and tendons of the jaw, specifically the masseter, temporalis and pterygoid muscles, is also a highly effective treatment.” For a true holistic approach and lasting success, Lauretti offers this advice: “Look for a doctor who is willing to work as part of your healthcare team and who’s willing to refer you for specialty care when appropriate.” Marlaina Donato is the author of several books, including Multidimensional Aromatherapy. She is also a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.
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ers at the University of Melbourne, in Australia, which evaluated 15 studies in six countries involving 1,800 students, showed three broad outcomes: higher well-being, better social skills and greater academic achievement. They were more optimistic, self-accepting and happier, more likely to help others, more able to focus on lessons and be creative, and less likely to be angry, anxious or disobedient. “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally,” is how it’s described by Jon Kabat-Zinn, whose pioneering research at Harvard in the 1980s helped kick off mindfulness as a scientifically based, nonsectarian approach to a calmer, clearer mind. It has spread since then into business, health care and professional sports, as well as schools: Googling “mindfulness in education” brings up 116 million links. “Mindfulness offers children the skills they need today to meet the age-old challenges of growing up within the new context of social media and often absurdly high expectations,” says holistic doctor Amy Saltzman, co-founder and director of the Association for Mindfulness in Education. Mindfulness is now being taught in urban, suburban and rural schools in 50 states. Such programs can be low- or no-cost, structured in many ways, taught any time and conducted without special equipment—important for cash- and timestrapped schools. As a grassroots movement, mindfulness programs run the gamut. Hundreds of schools and districts nationwide have incorporated into curricula such evidenceproven mindfulness programs as those developed by MindfulSchools.org, Learning 2Breathe.org and MindUp.org, which often involve teacher training and structured lessons. Sometimes mindfulness is simply a grade school teacher ringing a bell signaling five minutes of silence, giving children something to focus on with closed eyes: a sound, a bite of fruit, a stuffed animal. A middle school teacher may use a fiveminute guided app meditation from Calm or Headspace to settle down students after lunch. Some schools offer moments
of silence during the day, a quiet room to go to or an optional class in mindfulness. Others find that teaching mindfulness during “detention” has a soothing effect, offering oft-traumatized kids a rare feeling of peace. “Because everyone has distractions and strong emotions, learning to observe these inner experiences with curiosity and openness is an important part of all children’s education,” says psychologist Patricia Broderick, Ph.D., founder of Learning2Breathe, a mindfulness curriculum for junior and senior high school students. Schools sometimes use parental consent forms to counter concerns about any potential religious implications. Often, a school’s program expands organically as one impassioned teacher draws in others. “The one single factor that determines a program’s effectiveness is the depth and consistency of personal practice of those teaching it,” says Saltzman. In fact, a University of Wisconsin 2013 study found that teachers that practiced a guided meditation 15 minutes a day for eight weeks had less anxiety, stress and burnout during the school year; those conditions worsened in the control group. In Middleton, Wisconsin, high school counselor Gust Athanas has watched as mindfulness exercises have made students calmer, kinder, more focused and feel closer to each other and to teachers: “A number of students have told me it’s the part of the school day they look forward to the most!”
Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often torment for me, And I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words. ~ Carl Jung
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Helping Schools Close the Food Loop by Wendy Fachon
ith a focus on optimizing the value of food served to students, nonprofit foodSCAPE is creating a sustainable model for school communities. The first step in cafeteria wasted-food management is to rescue unopened food products that are commonly thrown in the trash and to redirect it to people in need. Some food that students decide not to eat can be safely recovered and distributed in the school through “share tables” or through staff such as the school nurse. What can’t be used in the school can be donated to a local food pantry, soup kitchen or feeding site. These foods are unopened commercially prepackaged items such as milk, yogurt, cheese sticks, muffins, granola bars, baby carrots, sliced apples and apple sauce. Whole fruit with the peel intact can also be recovered for future use. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) predicts that one to four pounds of food can be rescued per student per year. This translates to 70 to 300 tons of recoverable food per year in Rhode Island schools. A school with 400 students could recover 40 to 80 pounds of food every week or 1600 to 2800 pounds per year. Forty-four pounds per week can equal 200 separate food items or the equivalent of 37 meals per week. The foods that can be recovered by schools are fresh and nutritious. For example, milk is something that is often not available at local food pantries. Food rescued from schools could equal 70 percent of fresh retail donations to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in 2017. The meal gap in 2016 for Rhode Island was estimated to be 33.2 million meals. Recovering food from schools could alleviate about 1 percent of that meal gap. However, the impact is qualitatively greater. These foods represent fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and protein which are key to healthy meals. There is a guidance document for what can be recovered and how to do it safely. It can be found on the foodSCAPE website. This document was developed in cooperation with the RI Department of Health and is also endorsed by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Aside from the potential recovery, addressing food waste in schools is key for our communities. Teaching kids about value of food for their health is very important. Students feel empowered by being able to recover the food rather than throwing it away. They can be taught about the impact of food on their health as well as learn about the resources (land, air, water, energy) that are required to grow the food and get it to their plate. In addition to helping provide perfectly good food to people in need, students also can help their municipalities save costs on waste disposal site charges. Once unopened, rescued food has been addressed, foodSCAPE can create plans to help schools divert preand post-consumer food waste. Whether creating onsite compost programs or connecting the school with food scrap collectors, foodSCAPE works to implement a system that is practical, manageable and sustainable for the schools’ abilities. Board member Diane Calvin is trained as an environmental engineer and has worked in the fields of resource recovery and energy efficiency for many different organizations including local governments, state recycling non-profits, environmental nonprofits, state government, private consulting, and school districts. “School food rescue and food waste reduction is a unique opportunity to slow environmental degradation and improve lives of our neighbors in a lasting way,” she says. To learn more call 781-521-8258, email foodSCAPEri@gmail.com or visit foodSCAPEri.org. To learn more visit foodscaperi.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-521-8258.
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It is nice to see that even dedicated yogis are so open to it. ~Sharon Boustani
ANIMAL ASANAS Goats on the Yoga Mat
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hen 50 to 60 strangers gather in a barn for their first goat yoga experience, it’s a bit awkward and there’s not much interaction—until the goats come in. “It is an immediate icebreaker, and the place suddenly fills with giggles and laughs,” says Sharon Boustani, whose family runs Gilbertsville Farmhouse, in South New Berlin, New York. There is just something about miniature goats walking around on people’s backs while they do yoga that immediately de-stresses people and makes them downright happy, she adds. It may be fun, but it’s also a form of serious therapy that’s taken off across the nation and around the globe in recent years. Yoga by itself is proven to help with stress and pain relief, better breathing, flexibility and cardiovascular health. Add goats to the mix and the benefits are compounded by the well-documented benefits of human and animal interaction. 32
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A number of studies, like one published in June by the American Educational Research Association, have shown that spending time with animals can lower blood pressure and decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Other studies from the fields of psychology, animal welfare, counseling and anthropology note that these interactions offer additional positive health impacts and can reduce loneliness, boost moods and increase feelings of social support. So combining adorable goats with a physically and spiritually beneficial yoga regimen just made sense to Lainey Morse,
People say it’s the best day of their life. It’s something you kind of have to experience to know why it’s so popular. ~April Gould
of Corvallis, Oregon, widely regarded as the mother of goat yoga. In 2015, Morse was diagnosed with a disease and was going through a divorce. “I would go out to my barn or out in the field and just be around my goats,” she says. “I wondered why they didn’t use goats for therapy like they do with horses.” Goats, she says, have a sense of calm. “When you are around them, you take on that energy, and it’s hard to be stressed out and have anxiety. But they are also really funny animals. They make you laugh.” She started with goat happy hour at her farm, inviting friends she knew were going through issues of their own. “Everybody left happy,” she recalls. When she discussed it with a yogi friend, goat yoga was born. Morse now has 13 partnerships around the country where others teach the classes and she handles the business end. “For me, it’s still about nature and getting out in nature.” Morse says she’s not quite sure why it took off like lightning, but she guesses it’s just because many people love the interaction. April Gould and Sarah Williams run their Arizona Goat Yoga classes at the Welcome Home Ranch, in Gilbert, Arizona. It is now a major tourist destination for the state. “Three to four times a week, we walk about 150 people out into one of the pastures,” Gould says. A lot of visitors from out of state return every time they’re in the area, she adds. And many Arizona residents come once, and then bring back friends and family. “People say it’s the best day of their life. It’s something you kind of have to experience to know why it’s so popular,” says Gould. Those that are more experienced can make it as difficult as they want. “And some people just want to play with the goats.” For Bisk Education, an eLearning company based in Tampa, bringing goat yoga to its campus was a way to inspire and de-stress employees. “There is a way to integrate wellness into your corporate programs that makes you a differentiator,” says Chief People Officer Misty Brown. “When it comes to a perk, I want to make sure those investments are memorable. It gives Bisk the reputation as more of a progressive culture.”
Boustani calls it an escape experience. “That’s primarily what it is. Yoga in general is kind of geared toward letting go of your everyday worries and trying to come to some peaceful or therapeutic state.” Introducing something so lighthearted to something that many people take so seriously, like yoga, is interesting to watch, Boustani says. “It is nice to see that even dedicated yogis are so open to it.” Yvette C. Hammett is an environmental writer based in Valrico, Florida. She can be contacted at YvetteHammett28@hotmail.com.
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Paws to Consider Best Friends Waiting for Homes
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ade Breunig, of Buckeye, Arizona, had lost his marriage, his job and his house. To combat depression, he went to the local animal shelter to adopt the first cat that “talked” to him. As if on cue, a 2-year-old black cat yowled persistently. During the adoption, Breunig learned that “Bubba” had been scheduled to be euthanized. He was saving a life. Fourteen years later, Bubba died, and Breunig knew he would miss the mischievous, playful companion that loved car rides more than most dogs. Crying, but surrounded by his second wife and kids, he realized, “I didn’t save Bubba’s life. He saved mine.”
Anyone looking to lower blood pressure, ease anxiety or secure companionship can find it all at their local shelter, where homeless dogs and cats are eager to oblige. Emily Bach, public relations and event coordinator at Bishop Animal Shelter, in Bradenton, Florida, has many inspiring stories about adopted shelter animals. “They are often the most devoted pets because they know they’ve been rescued,” she says.
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The benefits of the human/animal bond are manifold, supported by an army of studies that speak to pets’ ability to reduce stress, improve mood and even reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Research into animal-assisted therapy compiled by the University of California, Los Angeles, details the positive mental, emotional and physical effects of this natural modality. 34
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Meet Your Match Best Friends Animal Society has a quiz called Paws Like Me (BestFriends.PawsLikeMe.com) to match people with adoptable animals. Shelter workers can also help families select appropriate pets.
Shelters share success stories of animals that get a “forever home”. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands don’t and are euthanized. Best Friends Animal Society, in Kanab, Utah, is working to change this. By partnering with animal welfare organizations and shelters, Best Friends has a goal to “Save Them All” through an initiative to make all of the nation’s shelters “nokill” by 2025—which means 90 percent of shelter animals might be saved. Euthanasia will be reserved for failed rehabilitation or when an animal has no chance of recovery from an illness or injury. In 1984, when Best Friends was founded, about 17 million animals died in U.S. shelters annually. As of August 2019, that number is down to 733,000, a nationwide save rate of 76.6 percent. Historically, no detailed data was kept on shelters. “For decades, we have worked in the dark to end shelter killing because we lacked accurate information about the problem we were trying to solve,” says Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends. The organization recently launched the community lifesaving dashboard (BestFriends.org/2025-goal), a database that anyone can access to help save shelter pets. “With a better understanding of where the trouble spots are and the profile of animals being killed in a community, we can better deploy our collective resources for the greatest lifesaving impact.” Part of the success of the no-kill movement involves increased awareness that kindness toward all species is important. Bach points out that shelter animals are also the lower-cost option for people that want pets; most are vaccinated and neutered before they are adopted out and are often already trained.
They are often the most devoted pets because they know they’ve been rescued.
The outdated myth that shelter pets are incorrigible, unlovable animals with behavioral issues no longer holds. Family circumstances—a change of job or residence, death, divorce or illness—can land a confused and well-loved dog or cat in a shelter. Others become accidental strays or are unceremoniously dumped by uncaring owners. Bishop, a no-kill shelter, places about 100 pets every month, showcasing them on social media, news outlets and at outreach events.
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Before jumping in to help save them all by adopting, potential pet parents should research breeds, crunch numbers and think ahead. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests considering several issues:
good match for every home. Personality is key.
Safety: Pet-proofing a home includes
Money: Pets require training, food,
removing potential dangers and preventing accidental escape through windows, doors or fences. Not everyone can adopt, but anyone can help. Shelters accept donations and most have a wish list of items. Volunteers are a core need at shelters, and it’s work that can quench the thirst for spending time with animals without adopting any of them.
Breeds: Not all dogs and cats will be a
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The demands of life can take a toll on the body. Contact with animals is linked to lower heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, anxiety and fear levels, and increased feelings of calmness. Lower levels of stress hormones, such as cortisol, have been shown to help regulate inflammation, which helps the immune system fight off everything from colds to diseases (Tinyurl. com/AnimalVisitationProgram and Tinyurl. com/StressAndInflammation).
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RETHINKING OUR STUFF Moving Toward a Circular Economy by Yvette Hammett
hen Yale researcher Reid Lifset began working on waste issues on a life cycle basis—from “cradle to grave”—it was mostly the world’s geeks and nerds that paid attention, he says. “Today, it’s called the ‘circular economy’ and it’s sexy. It wasn’t sexy back then.” While many still have never even heard the term, the “circular economy” is all about rethinking the way we make stuff—designing products that can be reused and powering it all with renewable energy. It’s an alternative to the “make-useand-dispose” mentality of the traditional linear economy. “You are the circular economy when you buy pre-owned, second-hand objects, or rent or share the use of objects, or have broken objects repaired instead of buying new ones,” says Walter Stahel, author of The Circular Economy: A User’s Guide and a member of the European Union’s Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. In other words, everyone that buys sustainable goods or services, takes public transport or gets a lawnmower fixed instead of buying a new one is a participant. 36
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There’s a global movement afoot to expand the circular economy in an effort to significantly cut the waste stream, reduce our carbon footprint and conserve resources. It began with the three R’s—reduce, recycle and reuse, says Lifset, a Research Scholar at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies who edits the Journal of Industrial Ecology, which focuses on the environmental consequences of production and consumption. The emphasis has always been on recycling, but as that becomes more difficult due to saturation levels, the emphasis is shifting to the more comprehensive goals of a circular economy—or should be, says Stahel, an engineering professor at the University of Surrey. Tinia Pina, a program leader at NY Cares, joined the movement after observing the poor food choices her Harlem, New York, students were making and the amount of waste attached to them. She founded Re-Nuble, a small manufacturing operation in New York City, to transform food waste into fertilizer pellets that can be used in hydroponic farming.
“There is a strong need to try to reduce the volume of waste,” Pina says. “There is also a strong need to produce sustainable—and, ideally, chemical-free— food and make it affordable for all.” She hopes to eventually replicate her process for creating fertilizer in other large cities across the country. Leasing is another classic example of how the circular economy might work, Lifset says. “If the entity that made [a product] ends up with it when it becomes waste, that company will handle it differently.” The company can instead design a product so that it remains in the economy instead of becoming part of the waste stream, he notes. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was established in the UK in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. It offers numerous case studies, including a San Francisco effort called Cradle to Cradle Carpets for City Buildings. Last year, the city passed legislation requiring all departments to use carpeting containing no antimicrobials, fluorinated compounds or flame retardants. Both the carpet fibers and backing materials “must contain minimum amounts of recycled materials and ultimately be recyclable at end-of-use.” Most important: It must be Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver or better. The certification is a globally recognized standard for safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. Meantime, the European Union has embraced the circular economy as a boon to job creation and a way to significantly address climate change. By shifting to a circular economy, the European growth rate can be increased by an additional 0.6 percent a year and carbon dioxide emissions reduced by 48 percent by 2030, according to a 2017 report by McKinsey & Company. Just how much of the world’s industries must participate to meet these goals is yet to be determined. “That,” Stahel says, “is the billiondollar question.” Yvette C. Hammett is an environmental writer based in Valrico, Florida. She can be contacted at YvetteHammett28@hotmail.com.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 Food as Medicine for Arthritis – 6-8pm. Join Dr Kaz, President of Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians, for the first lecture in the series, Food as Medicine. Donation. Urban Greens Co-op, 93 Cranston St, Providence. UrbanGreens.com/events. Meditation: A Wonderful Addition – 6:307:30pm. Meditation washes away stress, brings inner peace, brings about a sense of calm and balance with positive effects both emotionally and physically. Free. West Greenwich Library, 274 Victory Hwy, West Greenwich. sos.org.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 Astrologer Hilary Harley – 10am-8pm. Understand the blueprint of your life through natal chart reading, current transits and forecast reading. Must call one week in advance to prepare for appt. Biweekly. $200. Earth’s Hidden Treasures, 63 S Main St, Assonet, MA. 617-610-1564.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
Paint and Express with Zandra – 7-9:30pm. A creative meditative gathering. Guided meditation to begin to ground and center ourselves, before going through a visionary meditative journey while expressing in color. $50, materials included. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Must register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 Reiki II Certification class – 9am-5:30pm. Gain the knowledge and instruction necessary for being a reiki practitioner. Receive additional reiki symbols and training, and hands-on practice. $180. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Must register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Reiki Level 1 Training – 11am-5pm. During this first attunement (a powerful spiritual experience that links the student to the reiki source), meet your personal reiki guide and learn much more. $150, includes lunch. Santosha Yoga and Holistic Health Center, 275 Reservoir Ave, Providence. 401-780-9809. Fall into Wellness with Essential Oils – 11:30am1pm. Essential oils are safe and effective natural solutions with a variety of wellness benefits and uses. Learn how to make everyday cleaners, air fresheners, pet options. Free. Evolve Nutrition & Vitality, LLC, 1665 Hartford Ave, Ste 35, 2nd Fl, Johnston. 401-578-5879. Evolve-Nutrition-Vitality.com. Core Harmonizer and EMF Event Table – 125pm. Come experience the Core Harmonizer technology at Oktoberfest. EMF harmonizing products will also be for sale. Look for “Conscious Technologies” table at event. Free. Downtown, Main St, Wakefield. ConsciousTechnologiesLLC.com.
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Waste-Free Providence – 1-3pm. Let’s talk waste. Learn and collaborate with Waste-Free Providence’s green mission. Donation. Urban Greens Co-op Market, 93 Cranston St, Providence. UrbanGreens.com/events.
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Transforming with Sonic Field – 6-8pm. Come relax and replenish your energy system and energetic field through the balance of vibrational sound healing. Many instruments used including flutes and drums. $35. Earth’s Hidden Treasures, 63 S Main St, Assonet, MA. 508-644-7398.
Cayce Search for God Study Group – 2-4pm. This group meets bi-weekly to study the metaphysical readings of Edgar Cayce in the Search for God books in order to grow spiritually and to meditate together. Free; donations requested. Balance Personal Fitness Studio, 99 Frenchtown Rd, East Greenwich. 401-258-3952. Spirit.Of.Joy@verizon.net.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
BioMed Center New England Open House – 4:30-6pm. We’re excited to announce that Dr Hennie Fitzpatrick has joined our team. Come take a tour and discuss your healthcare needs and goals with her. Free. BioMed Center New England, 111 Chestnut St, Ste 1, Providence. RSVP requested: 833-824-6633 or Admin@BioMedNE.com.
Reiki I Certification Course – 10am-4pm. Learn about reiki history, ethics, hand positions, aura, chakras. Receive a manual, First Degree Usui Reiki attunement and practitioner certificate. 2 student limit. $150. Live It Love It Wellness, 2845 Post Rd, Ste 104, Warwick. 401-323-7199. LiveItLoveItWellness.com. Cooking with Mushrooms – 3-4pm. Ever want to experiment with different types of mushrooms? We will be making and tasting easy take-home recipes. Donation. Urban Greens Co-op Market, 93 Cranston St, Providence. UrbanGreens.com/events.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 Creative Meditation: Touch Drawing – 6:308:30pm. Easy and fun. Direct communication with your soul. Go deep and wide in exploration of what your soul is communicating. Developed by Deborah Koff, TouchDrawing.com. Adult/teen. $20/$10. CreatIgo, 462 E Ave, Ste B, Warwick. 401-793-0097. Debbee@CreatIgo.org. Intro to Chakradance – 7-8pm. Come explore the world of Chakradance. A movement of the chakra and expression of the soul. This intro will give you a sample of the journey of the 7 chakras. $15. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Must register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 Tarot Tuesday – 6-9pm. Stop in for a tarot card reading, only a dollar a minute. Sample aromatherapy, shop crystals, jewelry and more. Free Entry. Boutique Stellarum, 1251 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-213-5505. Chel@BStellarum.com.
Meditation as Medication – 6:30-7:30pm. The medical field is now promoting the benefits of meditation to reduce stress, anxiety, enhance immune function, and improve sleep and healing. Come learn to meditate. Free. Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St, Bristol. sos.org. Mindfulness Meditation – 6:30-7:30pm. Join John LaCross to focus your awareness on breathing and encourage a positive attitude, achieving a healthy and balanced mental state. $10. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence. SpiritualistChurchRI.com. The Magic of Manifesting – 6:30-8:30pm. With Diane Lupo. Hands-on, positive, educational and meditative workshop where you will make a vision board or dream box and learn about the creative magic of manifesting. Adults and teens. $40/25. CreatIgo, 462 E Ave, Ste B, Warwick. 401-793-0097. Debbee@CreatIgo.org.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 Complimentary Reiki Mini-Session – 4-7pm. Give reiki a try. Stop in for a 10-15-min session. Call ahead to set up a time. Reiki is a wonderful energy technique to reduce stress, relaxation and more. Donation. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
Drumming Circle with Doug – 6:30-8:30pm. Join us and participate in a fun, powerful drumming circle. Let the sound vibrations cleanse your energy field. If you have your own drum bring it with you. Also on Oct 22. $5. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence. SpiritualistChurchRI.com.
New Patient Orientation Class – 5-6pm. All medical marijuana cardholders welcome. A great introduction for the newly licensed patient to learn about cannabis strains, modes of delivery, onset and duration and health benefits. Free. Summit Medical Compassion Center, 380 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick. 401-889-3990. SummitRI.org.
Reiki II Certification – Oct 8 & 9. 6:30-8:30pm. Program gives you the skills you need to perform reiki in hospitals, spa and wellness centers. Reiki attunement and symbols explained. $250. Northern Lights Holistic, 204B Clock Tower Plaza, Portsmouth. 401-293-5655. SoulWisdomHealing.com.
Prosperity Meditation & Vision Board – 6-9pm. Set intentions for manifestation with a prosperity meditation and a vision board creation social with light refreshments; all materials provided. $20. Boutique Stellarum, 1251 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-213-5505. Tickets: BStellarum.com.
Bullet Journal Workshop – 6:30-7:30pm. Interested in bullet journaling? Not sure how to get started? Join us for this fun and creative workshop to learn how. Free. Washington Park Library, 1316 Broad St, Providence. 401-781-3136. ProvComLib.org/locations/washington-park-library.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 Mahoosuc Mountain Retreat in Maine – Oct 1113. Join Kim Chandler for a special fall women’s retreat. Register early for best housing options. Reconnect with Your Self through Proprioceptive Writing & Yoga. $410-$640. Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com. Reiki Share – 4-7pm. A way for practitioners to practice on one another and to hone their skills and receive healing themselves. $10. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Reclaim Your Body as Sacred – 10am-12pm. Learn what listening to your body really means, why it is a wealthy resource, how to understand what it is saying, without judgement, and steps to cultivate a positive connection for sustainable transformation. With Lisa Medley. Love offering. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 W Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552. ConcordiaCSL.com. Foot Detox Special – 10am-5pm, by appt. Time to get rid of the crap in your body. This foot detox will leave you feeling great after all the junk comes out. $20 (regularly $30). $ Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Salem in Seekonk Psychic Fair – 11am-4pm. Come join us at Quantum Health & Wellness for a full-day event of psychic readings, animal communication, sound healing’s, energy work, and aura photography. Quantum Health & Wellness, 549 Central Ave, Seekonk, MA. 508-639-9106. QuantumHW.com. Drumming Circle – 6:30-8pm. Join us for a drumming circle. There will be drumming and meditation. The vibrations from the drums penetrates the body and helps with healing. $10. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 Reiki II Certification Course – 10am-3pm. Learn Reiki II symbols, distance healing, clearing of spaces and crystals. Receive a manual, 2nd Degree Usui Reiki attunement, practitioner certificate. 2 student limit. $250. Live It Love It Wellness, 2845 Post Rd, Ste 104, Warwick. 401-323-7199. LiveItLoveItWellness.com. Intro to PranaDandaYoga with Demetri – 4-6:30pm. music, meditation and movement in flow motion; Awakening your Center. 3 workshops: Oct 13, 4-6:30pm; Oct 14, 10am-12:30pm & 2-4:30pm. Details on Facebook. $20/online, $25/at door, $50/all 3. The Sacred Center, 324 E Main Rd, Portsmouth. 860-965-9995. Full Moon Sound Bath – 6-8pm. Sound bath meditation with 8 quartz crystal singing bowls, 7 therapeutic brass singing bowls, 2 koshi chimes and a gong. $30. Jala Studio: Yoga & Art, 285 S Main St, Providence. 508-566-2524. Jala-Studio.com.
Hunter Full Moon Sound Bath Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Join Ann Porto and Anthony Brogi for a meditation and sound bath celebrating the Hunters Full Moon. They will use instruments including gong and singing bowls. $20. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 Group Breath Session – 4-5pm. Be guided using a high vibrational breathing pattern that can detoxify the body, permanently clear repressed emotions, and bring peace to the soul. $20. West Shore Wellness, 459 Sandy Ln, Warwick. 401-450-4172. WestShoreWellness.com. Creative Meditation: Catch Your Dreams – 6:30-8:30pm. Meditation and creation come together to get you in the flow of your life. Learn elemental principles to make a catcher of the dreams meant only for you. Adult/teen. $40/25. CreatIgo, 462 E Ave, Ste B, Warwick. 401-793-0097. Debbee@CreatIgo.org. Chakradance: Root – 7-8pm. A dance of the heart, soul, body and mind. A dance from within, an expression of your inner world. This night we will focus on the root chakra. Anyone 16+. $15/class, $15/8-class series. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Must register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 Polka Dot Powerhouse – 6-8pm. Join us at our monthly meetings to connect with like-minded women looking for a drama-free, pressure-free, comfortable atmosphere. $22. Polka Dot Powerhouse, at Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille, 2099 Post Rd, Warwick. PolkaDotPowerhouse.com.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 Crystal Sound Bath – 10-11am. With the vibrational sounds of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls will alter your individual energy footprint based on the healing that your soul needs. $15. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Must register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Polka Dot Powerhouse – 11:30am-1:30pm. Join us at our monthly meetings to connect with likeminded women looking for a drama free, pressure free, comfortable atmosphere. $22. Polka Dot Powerhouse, at Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille, 2099 Post Rd, Warwick. PolkaDotPowerhouse.com. Veterans’ Benefits Counseling – 12-1pm. All medical marijuana cardholders welcome. Free. Summit Medical Compassion Center, 380 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick. 401-889-3990. SummitRI.org. Sitar and Meditative Yoga – 5:45-7:15pm. Come join Srinivas Reddy and Tom Gillette on a vibrational journey into yourself, with gentle supportive yoga postures and beautiful accompanying sounds. $30, $20 before Oct 9. Santosha Yoga and Holistic Health Center, 275 Reservoir Ave, Providence. 401-780-9809. Meditation & Near Death Experience – 7-8pm. With advancements in science, NDEs have become more frequent and are being well documented. Join this talk for a glimpse of those who had NDEs and the effect it had. Free. Coventry Public Library, 1672 Flat River Rd, Coventry. 401-822-9104.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 Magic & Manifesting 101 – 6-8pm. What is magic? Not card tricks, but a proven way to manifest your dreams, using quantum physics, ancient wisdom and modern spellwork. Magic materials provided. $20. Boutique Stellarum, 1251 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-213-5505. Ticets: BStellarum.com. Spiritual Intuitive Development Circle – 7-8:30pm. Have you wanted to develop your mediumship abilities, as well as grow spiritually? This class is for you. Learn about billets, flame cards, psychometry and much more. $25, $100/5. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 Yoga Nidra Sound Journey – 6-7:30pm. Journey into stillness and healing with Nancy and Jeremy. Come be guided into deep relaxation and sound healing. $25/online, $30/at door. The Sacred Center, St. Mary’s Church, 324 E Main Rd, Portsmouth. 860-965-9995. Drumming Circle – 7:15-8:45pm. There will be drumming and meditation. The vibrations from the drums penetrates the body and helps with healing. $10. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 Nature’s Meditation – 8:30-11am. We will go to the woods for a walk and meditation. Car pool from Blue Dragonfly. The meditation will focus on the trees and woods. Great way to begin the weekend. $10. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. You Are The Way – 10am-1pm. How often have you said or thought, “If I could just get out of my own way?” What if you let that go and started living your life as though you are the way? Experiential and experimental event. Discover your way to all that you desire. Elaine Blais. $20 love offering. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 W Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552. ConcordiaCSL.com. Holistic Psychic Fair – 10am-4pm. Treat yourself to the healing you deserve. Psychics, mediums, tarot and angel card readings, reiki, vendors and more. Free admission; pay per service. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence. SpiritualistChurchRI.com. What Cheer Writer’s Club in PVD – 10am-5pm. For writers and non-writers. Anyone interested in writing as a tool for creative expression and reflection, self-discovery or meditation. Discover Proprioceptive Writing. $150. What Cheer Writer’s Club, 150 Westminster St, Fl 2, Providence. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com. How Breath Can Help Circulation – 10:15am12:15pm. For absolute beginners, yoga teachers and everyone in between. Learn a delightful, modern breath practice, developed by Tom Gillette. Includes lessons and practice. $35; $25 by Oct 15. Santosha Yoga and Holistic Health Center, 275 Reservoir Ave, Providence. 401-780-9809.
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Basic Natural Perfume Class – 12-2:15pm. Would you like to learn more about the basics of perfumery? Do you love the idea of creating a fragrance free from toxins? Create your own take home scent in our class. $100. Providence Perfume Co, 13 S Angell St, Providence. 401-455-2325. ProvidencePerfume.com.
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Complimentary Reiki: Mini-Session – 10:30am12:30pm. Stop in for a 10-15-min session. Call ahead to set up a time. Reiki is a wonderful energy technique to reduce stress, relaxation and more. Free; donations accepted. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
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Crystal Healing 101 – 6:30-8:30pm. Explore crystals and their properties, along with their various uses. Discuss crystals used for common ailments, diseases and desires. $35. Saltitude Himalayan Salt Cave, 204 Front St, Lincoln. 401-359-7937. Saltitude.net.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
Fall Festival – 11am-4pm. A gathering of local crafters, vendors, bakers and artisans of all kinds. Free entry. Quantum Health & Wellness, 549 Central Ave, Seekonk, MA. 508-639-9106. QuantumHW.com.
Cayce Search for God Study Group – 2-4pm. This group meets bi-weekly to study the metaphysical readings of Edgar Cayce in the Search for God books in order to grow spiritually and to meditate together. Free; donations requested. Balance Personal Fitness Studio, 99 Frenchtown Rd, East Greenwich. 401-258-3952. Spirit.Of.Joy@verizon.net.
Reiki Share – 2-4pm. A way for practitioners to practice on one another and to hone their skills and receive healing themselves. $10. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
Food as Medicine for Chronic Pain – 6-8pm. Join Dr John Strauss for a lecture on naturopathic medicine to guide chronic pain relief and prevent illness using natural, non-toxic and non-invasive therapies. Donation. Urban Greens Co-op, 93 Cranston St, Providence. UrbanGreens.com/events.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 Chakradance: Sacral – 7-8pm. A dance of the heart, soul, body and mind. A dance from within, an expression of your inner world. Focus on the Sacral Chakra. Anyone 16+. $15, $105/8-class series. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Must register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Tarot Tuesday – 6-9pm. Stop in for a tarot card reading, only a dollar a minute. Sample aromatherapy, shop crystals, jewelry and more. Free entry. Boutique Stellarum, 1251 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-213-5505. Chel@BStellarum.com.
Holistic Networking Event – 4-6pm. Come meet holistic practitioners and spiritually like-minded people. A great way to connect, share healing modalities and network with others. Bring business cards. $10. Earth’s Hidden Treasures, 63 S Main St, Assonet, MA. 617-610-1564.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 Cooking with Paul – 5:30-7pm. Join Paul for vegan preparation, baking and cooking recipes. A fun, easy and deliciously waste-free night before the weekend. Donation. Urban Greens Co-op Market, 93 Cranston St, Providence. UrbanGreens.com/events. Adult Coloring Club for Relaxation – 6:30-7:30pm. Join us for our new monthly Coloring Club for Adults and discover the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. All materials provided. Free. Washington Park Library, 1316 Broad St, Providence. 401-781-3136. ProvComLib.org/locations/washington-park-library. Meditation & Near Death Experience – 6:307:30pm. With advancements in science, NDEs have become more frequent and are being well documented. Join this talk for a glimpse of those who had NDEs and the effect it had. Free. Cross Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Rd, Charlestown. 401-364-6211. Guidance from Saint Germain – 6:30-8:30pm. Come learn all about the ascended master Saint Germain and how his wisdom can help guide us in today’s world. $25. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence. SpiritualistChurchRI.com. New Patient Orientation Class – 11:30am12:30pm. All medical marijuana cardholders welcome. A great introduction for the newly licensed patient to learn about cannabis strains, products, modes of delivery, onset and duration, health benefits, etc. Free. Summit Medical Compassion Center, 380 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick. 401-889-3990. SummitRI.org.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 Yoga, Breath Awareness and Mantra – 11:30am12:45pm. Join Karen Matte for her monthly gentle yoga class focusing on breath work, mantra work, all inside the Salt Cave. Light refreshments after class. $40. Saltitude Himalayan Salt Cave, 204 Front St, Lincoln. 401-359-7937. Saltitude.net.
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Yin Yoga – 6-7:30pm. With Alicia Barry. A special time of deep connection. Yin yoga is known as the quiet practice or the practice of quiet power. $20/online, $25/at door. The Sacred Center, 324 East Main Rd, Portsmouth. 1-860-965-9995. Sacred-Center.org. Halloween-Themed Kid’s Yoga/PJ Party – 6-8pm. Wear your costume or PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal. Kids will learn breathing techniques, practice balance poses and dance to music. Pizza served. $20/advanced, $25/a door. A Touch of Light Wellness Center, 1991 Victory Hwy, Burrillville. 401-568-2800. Whispers from Heaven – 6-8pm. Psychic Medium Patricia Griffin delivers Divine messages of love from our loved ones in spirit. $50. Earth’s Hidden Treasures, 63 S Main St, Assonet, MA. 508-644-7398.
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Crystal Bowls Sound Bath – 7-8pm. With the vibrational sounds of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls will alter your individual energy footprint based on the healing that your soul needs. $20 Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
New Moon Sound Meditation with Gongs – 5-6:30pm. Join us to attune and harmonize as we celebrate together and honor the beginning of the next moon cycle. This is a powerful time to tune in and reflect upon possibilities. $20. UUCSC, 27 North Rd, Wakefield. 401-339-0840. KevinBell13@cox.net.
Group Past Life Regression – 7-9pm. Safe/supportive group setting to experience doorways into the past. Discussion prior and processing after to assist integration. $35. Intuitive Therapy, 1300 Park Ave, Ste 2R, Woonsocket. 508-951-9828. Intuitive-Therapy.com.
Spirit Drum with Dave Curry – 6:30-8:30pm. This circle is intended for those who wish to explore the spiritual qualities of meditative drumming and chanting. 1st half is participatory, 2nd half includes sound bath. $15/advance, $20/at door. A Touch of Light Wellness Center, 1991 Victory Hwy, Burrillville. 401-568-2800.
Fourth Friday Healing Gong Bath – 7:30-9pm. Gongmasters Joy and Subhadra, joined by special musical guest Srini Reddy on sitar, will play gongs, singing bowls, etc, to help you sink into a state of deep relaxation. $25. Dean’s List Academy, 25 Esten Ave, Pawtucket. 401-258-3952. Joy@GongsOfJoy.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 Natural Solid Perfume Balm Class – 12-2pm. Learn how to create solid perfumes using floral waxes, butters and essence. Excellent gifts and easy to make; solid perfumes are fragrant fun. $100. Providence Perfume Co, 13 S Angell Street, Providence. 401-455-2325. ProvidencePerfume.com. Honoring Your Gifts Workshop 4 Women – 12:30-5:30pm. Join trainer Lois Erhardt to explore what it would be like if you could recognize your gifts and be comfortable talking about them, talking about what makes you unique. $65. The Sacred Center, 324 E Main Rd, Portsmouth. 860-965-9995. Sacred-Center.org. Sonic Field Sound Empowerment – 4-6pm. Using flute, drum, rattle, guitars, didgeridoo, bells, Om wind wands and crystal bowls, this meditation increases creativity, reduces stress and awakens intuition. $75. Saltitude Himalayan Salt Cave, 204 Front St, Lincoln. 401-359-7937. Saltitude.net.
Chakradance: Solar Plexus – 7-8pm. A dance of the heart, soul, body and mind. A dance from within, an expression of your inner world. Focus on the solar plexus chakra. Anyone 16+. $15, $105/8-class series. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Must register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29
Tarot Share with Amanda – 6-8pm. Break out your tarot or oracle deck and practice with like-minded Individuals. All levels welcome. Work together to gain confidence in reading your deck. Light snacks. $20. Saltitude Himalayan Salt Cave, 204 Front St, Lincoln. 401-359-7937. Saltitude.net.
Kirtan: Chanting For Joy – 7-8:30pm. Join us in an evening of sacred chanting. Easy chants mainly in English, some in Sanskrit. Chanting has the power to open the heart and uplift the spirit. All welcome. Suggested donation $10. Ananda Meditation & Yoga CenteR, 714 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown. AnandaRhodeIsland.org.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
Reiki Practitioner Share – 7-8:30pm. Reiki practitioners of any level. Practice your skills in a safe and welcoming environment while sharing and supporting one another. $10. Intuitive Therapy, 1300 Park Ave, Ste 2R, Woonsocket. 508-951-9828. Intuitive-Therapy.com.
Harmony Circle of Spiritualists Service – 10:30am-12pm. The medium for the day will be Jean Mandeville. All welcome. Stay for a potluck after service. Donations appreciated. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Introduction to Svaroopa® Yoga – 1-2:30pm. If you have stress, aches, or a busy mind, give Svaroopa® a try. Learn the Magic Four: a sequence of easy yoga poses that unravel deep tension. No experience needed. $10. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 401-305-5319. TimeForYouYoga.com.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 Group Breath Session – 4-5pm. Be guided using a high-vibrational breathing pattern that can detoxify the body, permanently clear repressed emotions, and bring peace to the soul. $20. West Shore Wellness, 459 Sandy Ln, Warwick. 401-450-4172. WestShoreWellness.com. Creative Meditation: Touch Drawing – 6:308:30pm. Direct communication with your soul. Go deep and wide in exploration of what your soul is communicating. Developed by Deborah Koff, TouchDrawing.com. Adult/teen. $20/$10. CreatIgo, 462 E Ave, Ste B, Warwick. 401-793-0097. Debbee@CreatIgo.org.
Meditation: A Wonderful Addition – 6:30-7:30pm. Meditation washes away stress, brings inner peace, brings about a sense of calm and balance with positive effects both emotionally and physically. Come and learn to meditate. Free. Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Rd, Kingston. 401-783-8254.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Autumn/Holiday Open House – 11am-4pm. Discounted mini-spa treatments all day; build your own spa experience. Free yoga, 11:30am. Refreshments; gift certificates; handmade crafts for sale. Holidays are coming. Free admission. West Shore Wellness, 459 Sandy Ln, Warwick. 401-450-4172. WestShoreWellness.com.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Core Harmonizer and EMF Event Booth – 9am6pm. Come experience the Core Harmonizer technology and EMF harmonizing products at the 13th Annual Natural Living Expo in MA. Look for Conscious Technologies (Booth #206). $18. Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA. ConsciousTechnologiesLLC.com.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Core Harmonizer and EMF Event Booth – 10am-5pm. Come experience the Core Harmonizer technology and EMF harmonizing products at the 13th Annual Natural Living Expo in MA. Look for Conscious Technologies (Booth #206). $18. Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA. ConsciousTechnologiesLLC.com.
on going events
sunday Celebration of Life Service – 9:15-10:30am. Come, celebrate your spiritual magnificence with inspirational music, affirmative prayer, meditation, lessons in the Science of Mind. Children’s program and child care. Teens meet last Sunday of the month. Free. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 W Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552. ConcordiaCSL.com. Sunday Celebration Service – 9:30-10:30am. Change your thinking and change your life through an hour of uplifting music, affirmative prayer, meditation and an inspiring message. All welcome. Love offering. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 W Shore Rd, Warwick. For more info: ConcordiaCSL.com or Facebook.com/ ConcordiaCSL. Spiritualist Service – 10-11:30am. Come experience the First Spiritualist Church of RI every Sunday. Service includes healing, a guided meditation, and our guest medium giving a talk and spirit messages. Free. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence. SpiritualistChurchRI.com. Unity Sunday Celebration Service – 11am12:15pm. Please join us at our new location and service time. The Sunday Service includes inspiring message, beautiful music, prayer, meditation and fellowship. Free. Unity Radiant Light, 474 Fruit Hill Ave, North Providence. 401-486-2708. UnityRadiantLight.org. Sunday Celebration Service Center for Spiritual Living Southern RI – 11:30am-12:30pm. Doors open at 11:20am. We are a loving all-inclusive community welcoming people of all faiths, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds from all walks of life. Love offering. Center for Spiritual Living Southern RI, at S Kingston Office Park, Bldg B Lower, 24 Salt Pond Rd, South Kingston. CSLSRI.com. Yoga Nidra with Kara – 6-7pm. Experience the many benefits of yoga nidra: conscious deep relaxation. Lay down, rest and be guided to the place between waking and dreaming; rejuvenate for optimal health. $72/6 classes, $15/drop-in. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
Meditation & Book Study – 5:15-7:15pm. Come for either or both. 5:15-6pm, experience peace and joy in guided meditation and chanting. 6-7:15pm, explore Paramhansa Yogananda’s classic book, Autobiography of a Yogi. Donation appreciated. Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center, 714 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown. AnandaRhodeIsland.org. Gentle Yoga – 5:30-6:45pm. Great for beginners or experienced yogis. A slow-moving class focused on the physical body and breath and facilitates relaxation of body and mind. $15/drop-in, $120/10, $65/5. Soulshine Center for Yoga and Healing, 1020 Putnam Pk, Chepachet. 401-314-9642. SoulshineRI.com. Tai Chi Easy – 6-7pm. Learn Tai Chi Easy to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, increase balance and coordination. Increase sleep quality, improve blood pressure, etc. No class Oct 21 & 28. $72/6 classes, $15/drop-in. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Drop-In Social Group for LGBTQQIA Youth – 6-7:30pm. 2nd & 4th Mondays. For ages 1318. Free. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County, 27 North Rd, Peace Dale. 401-7834170. For more info, Rev DL Helfer: firstname.lastname@example.org. Kundalini Yoga – 6-7:30pm. Come explore the 5,000-yr-old practice of kundalini yoga. Experience music, mantra and meditation and awaken to your higher self. $15. Barbara Murdock Yoga at Sundance Wellness, 410 Main St, East Greenwich. SundanceRI.com. All-Levels Flow Yoga – 6:30-7:30pm. Monday & Wednesday. Wake up with vinyasa on Saturday, 8-9am. Flowing dynamic poses. Movement will deepen the connection between mind, body and Spirit. $12. Earth’s Hidden Treasures, 63 S Main St, Assonet, MA. 508-644-7398. Shamanic Meditation by Donation – 7-8pm. A 3-part guided meditation. A great way to quiet the mind, relax and become centered. Donation. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
monday Tai Chi Easy – 9-10am. Learn Tai Chi Easy to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, increase balance and coordination. Increase sleep quality, improve blood pressure, etc. No class Oct 21 & 28. $72/6 classes, $15/drop-in. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Hatha Flow – 9:30-10:45am. A grounding mix of poses for both stretching and strengthening the body, slow flow sequences, and breathing/meditative practices. $15/drop-in, $120/10, $65/5. Soulshine Center for Yoga and Healing, 1020 Putnam Pk, Chepachet. 401-314-9642. SoulshineRI.com.
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tuesday Introduction to Ashtanga – 7:30-8:30am. Ashtanga yoga is a vigorous, vinyasa practice where students move progressively through a set series of postures. Class guided by the teacher and is meant to serve as an introduction to ashtanga. $16/drop-in; packages available. Jala Studio: Yoga & Art, 285 S Main St, Providence. 508-566-5824. Jala-Studio.com. Svaroopa® Yoga with Janice – 9:30-11am. Dissolve your stress and pain with a deeply relaxing class. Poses are adapted to your body using blankets and gentle alignment. Find ease in your body and quiet your mind. New students: $55/5, $21/series. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 401-305-5319. TimeForYouYoga.com. Ananda Gentle Yoga – 10-11:30am. New to yoga? Been away awhile and want to ease back in? Starting at a later age? Want to go more slowly? Dive deeper? Moderate pace. Explore your potential. Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center, 714 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown. 401-524-4766. AnandaRhodeIsland.org. Qigong – 6-7pm. A Chinese healing art involving meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises. Class taught so that it is fitting for all. $72/6 classes, $15/drop-in. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Yoga with Mindful Awareness – 6-7:15pm. Kripalu-style hatha yoga, with postures and flows emphasizing mindful awareness of body, breath and energy. Class will energize you and bring you to your calm center. $12-$13/Flex Pass; $16/dropin. The Yoga Studio of BlackstoneRiverValley, 99 Pound Rd, 2nd Fl of Zen Center, Cumberland. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.
wednesday Tai Chi Easy – 9-10am. Learn Tai Chi Easy to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, increase balance and coordination. Increase sleep quality, improve blood pressure, etc. No class Oct 21 & 28. $72/6 classes, $15/drop-in. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Hatha Flow – 9:30-10:45am. A grounding mix of poses for both stretching and strengthening the body, slow flow sequences, and breathing/meditative practices. $15/drop-in, $120/10, $65/5. Soulshine Center for Yoga and Healing, 1020 Putnam Pk, Chepachet. 401-314-9642. SoulshineRI.com. Vinyasa Flow – 9:30-10:45am. A mid-morning yoga class with yoga therapist Irene Bright-Dumm. Join us for an intentional vinyasa flow that will help you feel open and aligned. $16/drop-in. Jala Studio: Yoga & Art, 285 S Main St, Providence. 508-566-2524. Jala-Studio.com. Yin Yoga – 5-6pm. Class offering traditional yin and restorative poses. Accessible to all levels, this floor-based class is deeply relaxing. $16-drop in. Jala Studio: Yoga & Art, 285 S Main St, Providence. 508-566-2524. Jala-Studio.com.
Coastal Growers Farmers’ Market – 8:30am12:30pm. Large outdoor farmers’ market offering high-quality locally grown and produced goods, produce and food. Rain or shine. Free. Coastal Growers Market, Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Rd, Saunderstown. CoastalMarket.org.
Kids Yoga – 6-7pm. Classes are intended to be fun and may include age appropriate games, animal sounds and creative names for poses. Benefits: greater optimism, focus, coordination, etc. $10. A Touch of Light Wellness Center, 1991 Victory Hwy, Burrillville. 401-568-2800. Mindfulness Meditation Sitting Group – 6:307:30pm. 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Bring more mindfulness into your life. Come sit with us for technique instruction, guided practice, silent sitting and Q&A. Open to all; appropriate for all levels of practitioners. Love offering. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 W Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552. ConcordiaCSL.com. Flow Yoga with Justine – 6:30-7:30pm. Flow yoga is a style of yoga where the practitioner moves gracefully from one pose. For all levels. $72/6 classes, $15/drop-in. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Vinyasa Yoga Flow Class – 6:30-7:30pm. Deepen your yoga practice with continuous yoga flow. Experience energetic sequences to cleanse and support all body systems and awaken physical and mental strength. $12/drop-in, $50/5-class card. Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center, 714 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown. 401-524-4766. AnandaRhodeIsland.org. Guided Meditation: Shamanic – 7-8pm. A 3-part guided meditation. A great way to quiet the mind, relax and become centered. $72/6 classes, $15/dropin. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. org
Rhythmic Dance – 9-10am. An easy and joyful hour of movement to music. Time for guided steps and free dance. Bring a mat. No shoes. $16/ drop-in; purchase card for discount. Quonny Yoga, 5662 Post Rd, Rte 1, Charlestown. 860-881-3222. QuonnyYoga.com. Svaroopa® Yoga with Maria – 9:30-11am. Dissolve your stress and pain with a deeply relaxing class. Poses are adapted to your body using blankets and gentle alignment. Find ease in your body & quiet your mind. New students 5/$55, $21 series. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. 401-305-5319. TimeForYouYoga.com. Coffee Hour for Veterans (Cana Vets) – 10:30am12pm. 3rd Thursday. For veterans to share a cup of coffee, a donuts and comradery. Please join us and hear what else we may have to offer. Must be a RI Medical Marijuana patient. Summit Medical Compassion Center, 380 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick. Limited seating; register: 401-889-3990 to register. SummitRI.org.
Building Bones & Balance – 2-3:30pm. Learn the Dr Fishman method of yoga for osteoporosis and the 12 poses, how to do them, the right version for you to build bone density and balance. $18/drop-in or class card. Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com. Gentle Flow – 5:30-6:45pm. For all levels. Class focuses on stress release by using basic yoga postures, breath and relaxation techniques. $15/ drop-in, $120/10, $65/5. Soulshine Center for Yoga and Healing, 1020 Putnam Pike, Chepachet. 401-314-9642. SoulshineRI.com. Intermediate Yoga – 5:30-7pm. Have a yoga practice and want to learn more advanced poses, how to go deeper into the poses you know and why holding poses for longer synched with your breathing heals? $16/drop-in; purchase card for discount. Quonny Yoga, 5662 Post Rd, Rte 1, Charlestown. QuonnyYoga.com. Guided meditation: Shamanic – 7-8pm. A 3-part guided meditation. A great way to quiet the mind, relax and become centered. $72/6 classes, $15/dropin. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.
friday Qigong – 6-7pm. A Chinese healing art involving meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises. Class taught so that it is fitting for all. $72/6 classes, $15/drop-in. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Sound Healing Restorative Meditation – 6-8pm. Restore and rejuvenate from your busy week. Experience the healing sound and vibration of crystal singing bowls while settling in to each restorative posture. $20/advanced, $25/at door. A Touch of Light Wellness Center, 1991 Victory Hwy, Burrillville. 401-568-2800.
saturday Introduction to Ashtanga – 8:30-9:45am. A vigorous vinyasa practice where students move progressively through a set series of postures. Class guided by the teacher and is meant to serve as an introduction to ashtanga. $16/drop-in; packages available. Jala Studio: Yoga & Art, 285 S Main St, Providence. 508-566-2524. Jala-Studio.com.
Community Tai Chi for East Bay – 9-10am. Every other Saturday. Learn breathing, postures, stretching and healing from a practitioner of Emei and Wudang styles in a relaxed session. Classes include warmup and discussions on the art of tai chi and daoist culture. Free. White Monkey Tai Chi & Qigong, at Bay Spring Community Center, 170 Narragansett St, Barrington. WhiteMonkeyTaiChi@live.com. Tai Chi Easy – 9-10am. Learn Tai Chi Easy to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, increase balance and coordination. Increase sleep quality, improve blood pressure, etc. No class Oct 21 & 28. $72/6 classes, $15/drop-in. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Yoga 101 – 9-10am. Learn and understand the fundamentals of yoga and experience the yoga bliss you’ve always heard about. All ages, body types; beginners to advanced levels welcomed. $15. A Touch of Light Wellness Center, 1991 Victory Hwy, Burrillville. 401-569-2800. Rise ‘n’ Shine Morning Flow – 9-10:15am. Awaken and energize your body and mind with vinyasa flow. Class is moderately paced, and includes a dynamic sequence of postures connecting movement and breath. $15/drop-in, $120/10, $65/5. Soulshine Center for Yoga and Healing, 1020 Putnam Pike, Chepachet. 401-314-9642. SoulshineRI.com. Yoga with Mindful Awareness – 9:30-10:45am. Kripalu-style hatha yoga postures and flows, emphasizing mindful awareness of body, breath and energy. Class will energize you and bring you to your calm center. $12-$13/Flex Pass; $16/dropin. The Yoga Studio of BlackstoneRiverValley, 99 Pound Rd, 2nd Fl of Zen Center, Cumberland. TheYogaStudioBRV.com. Svaroopa® Yoga with Suzanne – 9:45-11:15am. Dissolve your stress and pain with a deeply relaxing class. Poses are adapted to your body using blankets and gentle alignment. Find ease in your body and quiet your mind. New students: $55/5, $21/series. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 401-305-5319. TimeForYouYoga.com. Qigong – 10am-11pm. A Chinese healing art involving meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises. Class taught so that it is fitting for all. $72/6 classes, $15/drop-in. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Harmony with Food Radio – 11am-12pm. Join licensed dietitian and owner of Harmony with Food Meg Marie O’Rourke live every Saturday on News Talk 920 WHJJ and 104.7 FM. Free. Harmony with Food: 401-245-8784. HarmonyWithFood.com/radio. Yoga with Maureen – 11:30am-12:30pm. A gentle approach to yoga, providing a mild cardiovascular workout as well as gentle challenges to increase flexibility, strength and endurance. $12. West Shore Wellness, 459 Sandy Ln, Warwick. 401-450-4172. WestShoreWellness.com.
community resource guide AKASHIC RECORDS MEGHAN GREER
The Akashic Records contain the history of your soul, who are now and what you may become in the future. A reading provides information to guide you. Open to your Record keepers to receive information for your highest good.
CHIROPRACTIC DR. RICHARD PICARD 342 Atwood Avenue Cranston, RI 401-942-6967 DrRichardPicard.com
Casey Farm 2325 Boston Neck Rd Saunderstown RI CoastalMarket.org
Coastal Growers Farmers Market runs every Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm through October 26. All vendors offer locally grown, produced, and handmade produce and goods. Farmers, artisans, music, activities, and more at a beautiful location. Rain or shine.
NETWORK SPINAL ANALYSIS
Patricia Hogan-Casey, DC Wholistic Chiropractic Center 215 Cottage St, Pawtucket 401-725-4380 • DrPatOnTheBack.com Dr. Patricia Hogan-Casey, using Network Spinal Analysis, has witnessed profound effects on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels of her patients. The gentle precise touches to the spine initiate the removal of interference to the nervous system’s tension and function—essentially cueing the brain to develop new strategies to experience greater wellbeing. See ad on page 26.
DEPTH HYPNOSIS FIRESEED CENTER FOR TRANSFORMATION
Katharine A. Rossi 194 Waterman Street Providence, RI 401-924-0567 • fireseedcenter.com Holistic counseling using hypnosis to access root causes of imbalance and shamanic techniques to connect you to your own power. Depth hypnosis works with your inner wisdom to heal and create lasting change. Office and phone sessions available.
SOUL WISDOM READINGS WITH CHRIS Chris McCullough 204b Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, RI 401-662-6642 email@example.com SoulWisdomTarot.com
Readings in Person or by phone by appointment. Bring a little magic to your next Home Parties or Fundraiser. Cris is Author of “Holistic Tarot: Soul Wisdom for a New Paradigm”, her integrative approach to reading merges numerology, spiritual astrology and connection with Divine Source to help you solve the problems in your life. Classes in Goddessing, Tarot and Shamanism forming now. Go to SoulWisdomTarot.com or facebook.com/HolisticTarot for the latest news.
HEALTH FOOD STORE NATURE’S GOODNESS
With 25 years of experience, Dr. Picard has helped thousands of patients recover from various health challenges with chiropractic care. Dr. Picard is unique; he looks at the body from a holistic perspective and focuses on wellness. He provides traditional nutrition and natural medicine to help heal the tissues of the body that are in need of repair. This in combination with chiropractic care creates a dynamic healing response within the body. Don’t deal with your pain and health challenges alone, call someone who cares.
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FARMERS MARKET COASTAL GROWERS FARMERS MARKETS
Phone Readings 401-378-4234 firstname.lastname@example.org Empresshealing.me
510 East Main Rd, Middletown, RI 401-847-7480 facebook.com/naturesgoodness NaturesGoodnessRI.com Since 1984 we have been providing the finest quality Natural & Organic Whole Foods including many Gluten Free products, Natural Body Care, Athletic Supplements & Protein Powders, Incense, Smudging Supplies and Candles made with Essential Oils, Natural Pet Care Food & Supplements and Healthful Information in a fun, comfortable and inspirational environment. Open Daily M-F 9:30-6:30, Sat 9:305:30, Sun 11-4. View our web site and Facebook for upcoming events and educational information.
ENERGY WORK ENERGY WORKER AND TEACHER Christal Rae Nichols 401-793-6762 Northernlights.one
I am a Usui Reiki master teacher, Reiki Drumwave practitioner, and Integrated Energy Therapy master instructor. My intention is to empower and connect people more fully with the Oneness energy and their own inner selves so they can reach their wellness goals. Let’s release those “issues from your tissues!”
EMF HARMONIZERS CONSCIOUS TECHNOLOGIES Ross Newkirk 401-244-8283 ConsciousTechnologiesLLC.com
Our EMF protection does not block but rather transmutes the EMF signals given off by wireless devices. We developed a composite material with embedded geometries that changes the man-made spinfield from the corrupted left-handed to a harmonious right-handed spin. See ad on page 17.
HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH/ HYPNOTHERAPIST ABOVE ALL HOLISTIC HEALTH & WELLNESS
Toni-Ann Laprade Women’s Holistic Health/Life Coach 245 Phenix Avenue, Cranston, RI (Rear Entrance) 401-474-3360 • ToniAnnLaprade@gmail.com AAHHW.com Toni-Ann is a holistic health coach who lives each day with gratitude and faith, feeling blessed to be living life 13 years after a cancer diagnosis. She wishes to share her journey, knowledge, experience, and education on living a healthy holistic lifestyle to others who are in need. Degreed in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist. See ad on page 27.
HOMEOPATHY VANDANA PITKE
Om Homeopathy, It’s My Health, Cumberland Above All Holistic, Cranston 401-573-3757 • omhomeopathy.com With 12+ yrs experience in classical Homeopathy Vandana Pitke has helped many clients restore and achieve health. Vandana is a certified classical homeopath. She looks at the symptoms from a holistic perspective focusing on mind and body. She also incorporates ayurvedic nutrition and Mudra meditation in her practice, which makes healing faster, better and from within when combined with homeopathy. Go to omhomeopathy.com or join Facebook group My Holistic Health. See ad on page 29.
HYPNOSIS TRAINING GREATER RHODE ISLAND HYPNOSIS TRAINING
John Koenig, Certified Instructor 401-374-1890 John.Koenig.Hypnotist@live.com GreaterRhodeIslandHypnosisTraining.com Help people change and earn income as a Certified Hypnotist. 100 Hour National Guild of Hypnotists Certifications Course next class starts January 2020, get on the waiting list today. $400, early enrollment discount. Call today to see if this is the right course for you.
DR. CHRYSANTHI KAZANTZIS (DR. KAZ) ND, MS
At Providence Wholistic Healthcare 144 Waterman St, Providence, RI 401-455-0546 ProvidenceWholistic.com Licensed Naturopathic Physician, Clinical Nutritionist and Reiki practitioner. Specializes in digestive disorders, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, Lyme disease, weight issues and chronic pain. Addressing these conditions by treating the underlying cause through herbal medicine, nutraceuticals, homeopathy, guided nutrition and lifestyle counseling. Book an appointment to start your journey to optimal health. See ad on page 13.
INTERFAITH MINISTER INTERFAITH MINISTER
Rev. Natalia de Rezendes Slatersville, RI 401-766-8316 • email@example.com GatheringGuide.com • OneVoiceCentral.com Create the Wedding ceremony of your heart’s desire with Rev. Natalia! Whether it be traditional or non-traditional or an Interfaith marriage. All types of love unions welcomed! Rev. Natalia co-creates ceremonies with you and enhances the beauty of your traditions: weddings, baby christenings and namings, seasonal healing rituals, memorials and funerals. Small, personal wedding ceremonies available on-site. See ads on
pages 7 and 19.
INTUITIVE TAROT READER THE TAROT GODDESS
Lori Tiburcio Warwick 401-393-5655 401-529-6065 TarotGoddess31@yahoo.com Tarot readings and healings have become an important tool in my life and those around me, providing guidance and healing. Answers questions about Love, good fortune, health, money and career. Phone readings available.
LICENSED NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS SHEILA M. FRODERMANN, MS, ND, DHANP, CCH
Providence Wholistic Healthcare 144 Waterman St, Providence, RI 401-455-0546 ProvidenceWholistic.com Over twenty years of private practice experience in holistic natural family healthcare - providing individualized diet, nutrition & lifestyle counseling, homeopathy, and herbal medicines towards optimizing one’s health and wellness. Naturopathic Physician - Classical Homeopath Bowenwork practitioner. See ad on page 13.
DR. M FEIBELMAN, ND
at Sage Healing Collaborative 201 Waterman Avenue East Providence, RI 02914 508-343-0580 SageHealingCollaborative.com/ practitioners/m-feibelman-nd
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a passion for energy work, counseling, and botanical medicine. Respectfully and compassionately meets you where you are at. Also, offers Craniosacral therapy. Queer and Trans friendly.
LIFE COACH LIFE GUIDANCE, CERTIFIED LIFE COACH
Lisa Ashton RN Northern Lights Holistic LLC 204 Clock Tower Square Portsmouth, RI 02871 401-500-1908
Lisa is a Certified Life coach and Guidance Mentor. Get direction and guidance to live your highest and best life! Single session or packages of sessions available. Life and Spiritual guidance available, call today for appointment.
LIFE DESIGN COACHING WITH SUSAN DE LORENZO 508-736-8844 Susan@SusanDeLorenzo.com SusanDeLorenzo.com
Susan De Lorenzo is an inspirational speaker and life coach who helps clients leverage adversity to create a life they’d love. Author of the upcoming book, Thank You, Cancer and co-host of Life Design Radio with Susan De Lorenzo, please find details and invitations to work with Susan on her website. See ad on page 28.
MEDIUMSHIP JUNE EDWARD
Teacher/Psychic Medium Somerset Mass 508-259-1231 Juneedward.com Angel card, Destiny Card, Akashic record readings, energy healing. Connect to loved ones on the other side. I specialize in career and relationship issues, twin flames, clearing past lives, home clearing, working with Angels, Home parties and phone readings available.
MEDIUM AND INTUITIVE PSYCHIC READER
Lisa Ashton, R.N. The Psychic RN 204b Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, RI 401-500-1908 LisaAshtonMedium.com NorthernLights.one
I specialize in mediumship readings, and connect to your loved ones, family and friends, that have passed. It brings such a sense of closure and peace to know they are safe and they are around you. You have the opportunity to speak to them as well. Meet your own guardian angels and speak to them about your career path, life, love, and future. I also do house harmonizations. Phone reading or in person.
NUTRITION RESPONSE TESTING NATURAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS
Dr. Laura Bomback 293 Linden St, Fall River, MA 508-678-1233 • DrBomback.com Our mission at Natural Health Solutions is to improve the health of our community by providing natural options for most health issues and guidance toward the understanding that real solutions can be achieved with real nutrition. I have been helping people for close to 25 years achieve a higher level of health through both nutrition and chiropractic. See ad on page 17.
ORGANIC SALON ELAYNE HEWITT
Master Colorist/Stylist Barrington, RI 401-273-7005 ElayneOrganic@gmail.com Let your imagination go—naturally! A full service salon that’s Certified organic for hair color, straightening/relaxing, permanent wave. No Ammonia, parabens, plastics or Thioglycolates. Call today for an appointment! 50% Off all new clients only.
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FLIPP SALON AND APOTHECARY 38 Transit St, Providence 401-274-1981 FlippSalon.com
Offering Organic hair, skincare, & cosmetic services. Fully stocked Apothecary with 2 Herbalists on staff, custom blends available. Reflexology, acupuncture, massages therapy available, connecting art and wellness. See ad on page 5.
ROCK STAR REIKI
Michele Barchi, Reiki Master/Teacher, Animal Reiki East Providence, RI 401-314-0680 rockstarreiki.com Reiki is a relaxing treatment that reduces stress, helps manage pain, and promotes healing. Services: Distance Reiki, Reiki classes, including live video training, Crystal Healing classes, Animal Reiki (I travel to your pet or distance Reiki), Tarot/Angel card readings.
Scott Fertik DDS John Broderick DMD, MS 167 Gano St Providence, RI PeriodonticsRI.com office@periodonticsRI.com
SOUND HEALING GONGS OF JOY
Joy Quinn Blum 401-258-3952 Joy@GongsOfJoy.com GongsOfJoy.com Sound therapy creates vibrational overtones to help relieve stress, pain, fatigue, fears or phobias, and promote an overall state of peace and deep relaxation. Gongmaster Joy plays gongs at yoga studios, healing centers and other venues. She also offers private gong healing sessions, sound workshops and more. Contact to find out how sacred sound therapy can help you overcome physical challenges and emotional stress.
AMY ELIZABETH SCHENCK, RN, HNB-BC Certified Holistic Nurse & Reiki Master 401-662-6922 AmySchenck@aol.com
Integrative periodontal care by a compassionate dental team led by Scott Fertik DDS and John Broderick DMD. The oldest periodontal practice in Rhode Island continues to deliver excellence in implant dentistry and all of your gums’ surgical needs.
I work with kids and adults, and offer wellness appointments and reiki healing. Wellness appointments include a variety of modalities to help you set and achieve goals and live your best life. Distance appointments available.
SENIOR CARE REFLEXOLOGY
PACE ORGANIZATION OF RHODE ISLAND
Northern Lights Holistic, Portsmouth RI Lighthouse Wellness, Somerset, MA 901-619-2712 Reflexology is a relaxing, safe and effective way to improve your health, body, mind and spirit by working the reflexes or “zones” in your feet, which correspond to all the glands, organs and parts of the body to reduce stress and manage pain. Also offering reiki and craniosacral release.
401-490-4176 Enrollment Team Pace-ri.org PACE is a health plan for adults 55+ who have chronic health conditions but want to continue to living at home. We provide an array of health and social services, day center activities, transportation, meals, and alternative therapies including acupuncture, reiki, and massage. If you are a caretaker in need of some help, give us a call.
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE JANE MCGINN, LCMT
459 Sandy Lane Warwick, RI 02889 401-450-4172 WestShoreWellness.com Jane is a highly skilled, intuitive massage therapist with 15 years’ experience in the field. She listens well and tailors the massage to your needs, whether it is digging out old knots or using calming techniques to help you feel grounded, restored and at peace. RI License#MT01136.
CATHRYN MOSKOW, LCMT
173 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02906 401-808-0837 catmoskow.massagetherapy.com Over 10,000+ hours of restorative muscular therapy. “Best of Boston.” Feel better, live happier – Enjoy pain relief, rehab/chronic issues, easier range of motion, age related issues, injury work + “aaaahhh”. Accurate, gentle Deep Tissue blended w/Swedish, Biodynamics + Reiki. “She’s like finding the owner’s manual.” By appointment. RI Lic #MT01664.
BEV’S HEALING SANCTUARY
Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher Usui Reiki Master Teacher North Providence, RI 401-231-8222 firstname.lastname@example.org With 20+ years’ experience Beverly has helped many clients and instructed many students. Classes are offered in Usui Reiki, Holy Fire Reiki II & III, Karuna Reiki®, Levels 1 through Master and Teacher. Private sessions in reiki, chakra balancing, meditation, distance healing, Animal reiki and Theta Healing.
Paul A. DiSegna 401-736-6500 Energy-N-Elements.com
Are you feeling stuck, stressed or disconnected? I will assist you in releasing energy blocks and guide you to experience the comfort and peace that comes with power and soul retrieval. “My intension is to improve my client’s health and well being.” Call for your appointment today.
WELLNESS CENTER A TOUCH OF LIGHT WELLNESS
Nadean Brousseau, Owner 1991 Victory Hwy, Burrillville 401-568-2800 ATouchOfLight.biz Specializing in healing Therapeutic Massage and Vibrational Sound Therapist (VST). Nadean and the talented staff at A Touch of Light also offer Integrative Energy Therapy (IET), Integrative Positional Therapist (IPT), Sound Healing, guided Meditations, and various styles of Yoga including Kids’ Yoga. See ad page 15.
If you listen to your body when it whispers to you, you won’t have to hear it yell later. ~Michael Duncan 46
Rhode Island Edition
IT’S MY HEALTH
Marie Bouvier-Newman 1099 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 401-305-3585 • Its-My-Health.com We provide much more than products, services and education. We provide the tools you need to optimize your health in a comfortable environment. We care. See ad on page 29.
WIG AND WELLNESS DONNA OUELLETTE
Evolve Nutrition & Vitality; Wig Boutique Cranston-Johnston, RI 401-578-5879 Evolve-Nutrition-Vitality.com Certified in Functional Nutrition. Boutique has a full line of wigs and accessories to help with hair loss, health and wellness products, an 8-wk “Power to Feel your Best” class based on each individual’s needs, essential oils classes and “make and take” essential oil parties. Free consultation by appointment!
YOGA SOULSHINE CENTER FOR YOGA AND HEALING Kaleena Roch 1020 Putnam Pike Chepachet RI SoulshineRI.com
At Soulshine, we are committed to providing a safe and comfortable atmosphere that allows for exploration of mind, body and spirit. We are dedicated to building a community that grows and evolves together. Morning and evening yoga classes, children’s yoga, mindfulness classes, and private reiki appointments. We also offer discounted class rates for those who qualify.
YOGA & MEDITATION ANANDA MEDITATION AND YOGA CENTER 714 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown, RI 401-524-4766 AnandaRhodeIsland.org
Find joy, love, and peace with Ananda through ancient and effective techniques of meditation, spiritually oriented Hatha Yoga, kirtan, Kriya Yoga and more. Deepen your own spiritual journey in the company of friends who support your inner growth. Ananda is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, and was founded by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda.
TIME FOR YOU YOGA
Maria Sichel, RYT, CSYT 2155 Diamond Hill Rd Cumberland, RI 02864 401-305-5319 Maria@TimeForYouYoga.com TimeForYouYoga.com I offer private Svaroopa® yoga therapy sessions tailored to meet your needs. I am specially trained in treating pain - including back pain and neck and shoulder issues. Yoga Therapy is more powerful than weekly yoga classes and moves you more quickly toward health and well being. My students experience pain relief, greater mobility, improved sleep, easier breathing, deep relaxation, increased flexibility, and a deep sense of peace.
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