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20 LESS STUFF, MORE HAPPINESS How To Transform

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The Modern Shopping Dilemma

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by Judith Fertig

26 OVERCOME HOLIDAY MEDIA MADNESS The Best Things In Life

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28 THE GRATITUDE

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A Day of Rest Fosters Wellness by Erika Kosina

34 HOME RECIPES Human Foods Are Good For Pets by Carla Soviero

36 LIVING IN COMMUNITY

A Conversation with Diana Leafe Christian on Practical Cohousing

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imple Living and Thanksgiving, two of my favorite things in one great issue! Even though we know that we shouldn’t just focus on something just because the calendar tells us so, it’s a nice reminder. I try really hard, and often succeed at feeling thankful in my life. Take a few minutes and think of all the things you have to feel grateful for, and feel the warmth spread through your heart. From the big things like good health and family, to the little things like the cat sleeping at my elbow while I write this, I’m grateful for it all. It puts life into perspective, and often can bring a happy tear to my eye. It would be nice to live so simply that we never needed to buy things at all. But, for most of us, Photo by Scolari Photography that’s just not realistic in today’s crazy world. It’s great when you are able to spend the few extra dollars, and buy something of higher quality to start with, hoping that it will last longer. But that isn’t always the case for everyone, and sometimes even when you do that, it turns out the quality was inferior anyway. As I look around my office I see a reminder of our disposable society. When it is almost less expensive to buy a new printer and throw out the old one than to buy the ink for the old one, it makes you wonder why we can’t do better (and we won’t talk about repairs!). That’s where simple living helps. In Less Stuff, More Happiness on page 20, Judith Fertig has some great lessons on being more conscious when we shop. Keep in mind the bigger picture of the ecological impact on all of the stuff we have. The administrators of the state’s Central Landfill say they are expected to run out of space in 22 years. Only 22 years! Then where will it all go? With November here the holidays are upon us. Check out page 26 for some great ideas on how to Overcome Holiday Media Madness. Melinda Hemmelgarn shares some scary statistics on the amount of media young people consume today, often while multi tasking. Turns out what kids really value is quality time with their family, no landfill required. In keeping with being a mother, after years of spending much good quality time with my daughter, among the many things I am recently grateful for was watching her get married to a wonderful man a few weeks ago. In one of the most perfect days ever, they were joined together to begin their lives as a family. There, with good friends and family, old and new, we celebrated this union and wish for them a long and happy life. A little late with our own celebration for our 2nd anniversary this year, but we have put it together! We’d love to see you at Encore Restaurant (1058 Charles St in North Providence) on November 10th from 6pm – 9pm. Come together with other readers and like-minded people and join us in celebrating Rhode Island Natural Awakenings.

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askin Resources Productions, Inc. and Marketing and Events, Inc., in association with Discover You Holistic & Wellness Expo, will present the First Annual Holiday Health and Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 20 at the Hyatt Regency in Newport. Sponsored in part by Natural Awakenings Magazine and Thierry Mulger perfumes (Womanity, Angel, Allen and Men’s Angel), the expo will showcase over 50 exhibitors from leading southern New England businesses, as well as in-depth panel discussions and food demonstrations. Dara Chadwick, author of You’d Be So Pretty If: Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies -- Even When We Don’t Love Our Own, will be the keynote speaker. Attendees will learn how to stay healthy and happy through the holidays while discovering the newest health trends and new and innovative holiday cooking alternatives. Cost: $10 per person. Location: Hyatt Regency, 1 Goat Island, Newport 02840. For information, visit HolidayHealthandWellnessExpo.com. See ad page 7.

Healing Hands of Rhode Island Offers Prana Flow Yoga

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ealing Hands of Rhode Island is a new yoga studio and healing center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Offering yoga, Reiki and meditation, Healing Hands is the only yoga studio in the northern half of Rhode Island which is certified to teach Prana Flow yoga. Prana Flow yoga, developed by Shiva Rea, is rooted in tradition, but with a contemporary flair. Classes are done to music, which could include traditional Indian music Michael Lyons or a more contemporary sound. The vinyasa includes 3 parts: pulsation, or slight movement; body vinyasa, or moving within a pose; and rhythmic vinyasa, or moving between 2 or 3 poses.  “All yoga has connection to Prana, the energy ,” says owner and teacher Michael Lyons,  “but Prana Flow yoga brings that focus to the forefront. It’s about moving the energy in the body, which brings healing. I’ve had great healings in my own body. It’s very exciting to be in class because of the energy and the combination of the music and the pulsation. The other benefits of yoga will also be present, such as balance, stress relief, aligning the body, and physical conditioning.” Lyons is certified to teach children’s yoga classes, and is also a Reiki practitioner and teacher, providing Reiki treatments by appointment. He plans to offer Reiki workshops for Levels I, II and III in the near future, which he will announce on his web site. His studio also sells natural crystals and crystal jewelry made by a local artist. As a special bonus, Natural Awakenings readers can get $5 off a drop-in yoga class, or $10 off a Reiki treatment, just by mentioning this article. To try out Prana Flow Yoga or learn more about Healing Hands of Rhode Island, call 401-722-8400, visit the studio at 101 Higginson Avenue, Suite 101 in Lincoln, or visit the web site, healinghandsri.com. natural awakenings

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olistic Globe Networks, a broadcasting/publishing company dedicated to increasing awareness of healers and holistic practices, is seeking individuals to cast in a reality show and ongoing documentaries for the United States, Canada and the UK. The company invites healers, psychics, medical intuitives, yogis, authors, teachers of metaphysics, lightworkers, prophets and visionaries to submit applications and a self-made 10-minute (maximum) audition video. “Introduce yourself and your services. Talk about your healing modality, gift or skill, and what makes your ability a necessary contribution or blessing to the world and humanity,” says company spokesperson Maria Baez. “Connect with us, let the world get to know about you, and share why you should be selected for this show.” To participate, individuals should visit HolisticGlobeRadio.com and submit their application. Next, they need to upload their audition video to the company’s YouTube Channel (HolisticGlobe). After receiving applications, the firm will contact practitioners to schedule a telephone interview in a pre-selection process. Holistic Globe Networks advises interested practitioners to follow the application process properly. No phone calls or emails, please; updates about documentaries and schedules will be posted on the company’s community sites and blog. See ad, page 33.

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he teachers and staff at Santosha Yoga Studio are passionate about sharing their love of yoga with the local community. Due to their commitment to community, Santosha is holding an essay contest, with the winner receiving one year of unlimited yoga at Santosha Yoga Studio and Holistic Center. The year of unlimited yoga will be from January 1 through December 31, 2011. The essay must answer the question, “What is yoga and why do you want to participate in the practice of yoga?” All essays must be turned into Santosha by December 15, 2010. Santosha offers yoga classes for all skill levels, as well as a variety of other classes and workshops including belly dance, JourneyDance, Bollywood Indian Fusion Dance, and Yoga Nidra.

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his month, the newly opened Ch’i Spa in North Providence is offering a special on their hydrating facial for only $55. The one-hour facial protects skin against winter dryness and dehydration. Ch’I Spa will personalize each facial with every client’s personal skin type and condition. The facial begins with a special cleansing, followed with an herbal enzyme peel such as Sweet Cherry, Pear Fig, or Pumpkin, some extraction if needed, a facial massage and an organic mask.  Ch’i Spa facials feature Naturopathica’s holistic and organic skin care line. “The thing with skin care is every person is different, we work towards helping each client achieve their personal skin care goals,” says owner Samantha Bankowski. “Because we are in the skin care industry, all of our staff are licensed aestheticians. We pride ourselves in not just giving a great organic skin care facial and treatment; we’re here to educate our clients about their skin’s health.  We have years of practical experience and education combined.  A salon doesn’t usually offer that. This is our area of expertise.” Bankowski wants men to know she also offers a high quality Naturopathica facial treatment catered to their specific skin care goal.  “Men don’t think about their skin as often as women do, but it is just as important to take care of their skin.  Keeping your skin healthy will protect you from winter colds.  So if they’re looking for deep pore cleansing and hydrating, or help with signs of aging, we can take care of that.” Ch’i Spa also offers therapeutic massage, full body waxing and bridal makeup application, featuring Novalash Eyelash Extensions and Grace’s Professional Cosmetics, a local product from Andover, Massachusetts, which offers mineral powder, mineral bronzer, mineral blush and even mineral eye shadow.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit Ch’i Spa at 1455 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, Rhode Island, call 401-353-3101, or visit the web site at ChiSpa.net See ad page 9.

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t’s Your Body’s Symphony, nationally certified and licensed massage therapists specializing in therapeutic massage, is offering two specials for the month of November. The first is a La Stone Massage for couples. Designed to help with sore muscles, warm oil is applied, and then massaged with basalt-heated stones. The heat from the stones penetrates deep into the muscles and joints allowing muscles to relax. Couples can receive treatment in the same room or individual rooms. Cost is $160 for one hour. The ultimate pumpkin enzyme peel facial uses 100 percent natural fruit acid and 10 percent glycolic polymer formula that is rich in vitamin A and made from concentrated pumpkin extract, pumpkin wine/ pumpkin enzymes, D-beta fructan and essential oils. According to owner, Cheryl D’Itri, the nutrient-rich pumpkin enzymes deep clean pores, making skin look vibrant. Cost is $85. Location: 2051 Plainfield Pike, Johnston 02919. Appointments are required. For information, call 401-464–6100 or visit ItsYourBodysSymphony.com. See ad page 10.

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he Rhode Island Holistic Healers Association will host “A Day to Discover Holistic Wellness” at Positive New Beginnings from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 14. The day will include a series of speakers covering a variety of topics including Cheryl Wright, a holistic life coach; Anne Marie Omweg, dream work and QiGong; Lillian Poston, energy medicine; Christina Sokoloff, Oracle of Light Studio; Sue Corrigan, Reiki; and Julianne Eanniello will discuss the awareness process. Exhibitors will include Young Living Essential Oils, the American Society of Dowsers, RI Chapter, Healing Hearts Holistic Health Center as well as representatives for modalities including reflexology, Karuna Reiki and Shiatsu. The RI Holistic Healers Association is a gathering of holistic healers to share, support and complement all aspects of well being, including physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual and social health. Location: 873 Waterman Avenue, East Providence 02914. For more information, visit RIHHA.com. See ad page 11.

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ll That Matters, a yoga and holistic education center, has announced the addition of Dr. Sanford Lee, licensed acupuncturist, to their health service team. Dr. Lee, who also has a practice in Providence, has over ten years of experience in the healing arts of acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He has studied and taught at the New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, Mass. and is also trained Dr. Sanford Lee in Tui Na, the art of Chinese massage therapy. In addition to his acupuncture certification, Dr. Lee is a certified medical Qigong instructor and holds an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Two new programs are also being introduced for the fall. The first, Stories Matter, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on November 18. Hosted by Philip Goldman, creator and host of Perishable Theater’s monthly cult phenomena “Live Bait,” Stories Matter is a forum for anyone to tell their healing story, whether it is about being healed, nearly healed or witnessing a healing. From January 7-9, 2011, Joan and David Dwyer, owners of All That Matters, will host an Integrative Health Weekend Retreat. The retreat offers participants an understanding of the Dwyer’s philosophy and approach to living well through this weekend of meditation, yoga and discussion. The retreat is designed to be a powerful time of exploration, practice and restoration. Location: 315 Main Street, Wakefield 02879. For information, call 401-782-2126 or visit AllThatMatters.com. See ad page 29.

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otion Center will be celebrating its Second Anniversary in the Jewelry District from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 21. The open house will include yoga demonstrations, chanting, henna, raffles and refreshments. Children are welcome. Co-directors Naama Gidron and Kaeli Sutton say they have been working hard to bring exceptional teachers from various styles of yoga under one roof. “We are thrilled to have such amazing and experienced teachers offering a range of classes such as basic introductory classes, Sanskrit, yogic philosophy and yoga therapeutics.” says Gidron. Motion Center is also dedicated to supporting the community and beyond through their Yoga in Action program. “Building the yoga community here in Providence and giving back has been a focus for us,” explains Sutton. “We have raised over $1,000 for international and local non profits.”

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ake a break from the crowded stores and complete some holiday shopping at Path 2 Harmony on Sunday, November 28 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Special guest Michael Steven Ford, M.S.,M.A., founder of Apollo Herbs®, will have his new line of roll-on aromatherapy and herbal oils available for purchase. Other items available include Michael Steven Ford 10-minute sessions for $10 in massage, psychic readings, reflexology, Reiki, tarot and vortex healing. Other holiday items for sale include jewelry, herbal products, flower essences and gift certificates for all Path 2 Harmony services. Purchase a gift certificate for 60 minutes or more and receive a free 10-minute mini-session that day. Refreshments will be served. Path 2 Harmony is located at 133 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield 02879. For more information contact Sharon McMahon at 401-742-2354.

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new Thanksgiving tradition is available at High Street Yoga (HSY) in Westerly, Rhode Island. Join owner, certified Baptiste instructor & certified Yoga Life Coach, Tamsy Markham, for a donation based 8 a.m. Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga class on November 25th. Proceeds for this class will benefit local area food banks. High Street Yoga will continue the one year anniversary of opening their doors on November 26th with all day, free intro to Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga classes, refreshments and special discount prices on classes and retail merchandise only available on this day. There are five different time slots from which to choose class from : 9-10am, 11-12pm, 1-2pm, 3-4pm and 5-6:30pm. Visitors will also interact with wellness vendors and some of the dozen teachers from HSY who have information on teacher training, events and programs. Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga is practiced in a 90 degree room, allowing the body to both detoxify through sweat and also for muscles to relax, allowing for easier movement and stretching. Class participants should bring a mat, towel and water, although all items are available for a rental or purchase fee. High Street Yoga is located at 44 High Street in Westerly, RI. Visit HighStreetYoga.com or call 860-501-8970 for more information.

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ellness Cards will be for sale at the DiscoverYou booth at the Holiday Health and Wellness Expo November 20, marking the first time consumers have been able to purchase them without ordering from the DiscoverYou web site. A new type of gift card, Wellness Cards offer discounts and free services from a number of local holistic businesses and practitioners. Cards cost between $33 and $45 dollars, and each card includes up to $450 worth of discounted and free services from a specific business. “People can buy these to save money while taking care of themselves,” says Susan Lataille, who developed the program. “Each card has anywhere from 4 to 9 coupons for a particular business. They can buy the card for as little as $33, and each card has one or two free services that exceed the value of the card, so they’re already saving money.  It’s a chance to try something they haven’t tried, without risk. And Wellness Cards make great gifts.” Some of the services currently offered through Wellness Cards include nutrition, fitness, yoga, reiki, massage, chiropractic, psychic readings, martial arts, and pet care. For businesses who want more people coming through the door, the benefit of offering Wellness Cards is that there is no risk. The only cost to the business owner is providing their services at a discount. Lataille donates a percentage of all proceeds from sale of the Wellness Cards to a selected charity each month.  To buy Wellness Cards, visit WellnessCardProgram.com, or stop by the DiscoverYou booth at the Holiday Health and Wellness Expo. If you are a business owner interested in the Wellness Card program, call Susan Lataille at 401-769-1325 ext. 11, or email susan@inspiringeventsne.com. See ad page 27.

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nlike other dietary fats, trans fats are not natural, and therefore have no role in terms of nutrition. Rather, they are partially hydrogenated oils created by manufacturers that can harm health by lowering levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, while raising those of LDL (bad) cholesterol. They are known to play a role in increasing the risk for coronary heart disease and some chronic illnesses. According to the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, five major fast food chains have now significantly decreased the use of oils containing trans fats to cook their food, responding to health concerns from the public. But, is it enough? A recent report published in the British Medical Journal states that banning trans fats from all foods in the UK would prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths every year, stressing that it would be a simple way to protect consumers from chronic disease. While the amount of trans fats must be clearly stated in labels on packaged food items in the United States, restaurants are not mandated to disclose it. Given the frequency with which Americans eat out, trans fats should be of constant concern. Good steps to take include carefully choosing places to dine out and making it a special occasion, rather than a regular occurrence. Read labels on groceries and lobby government representatives to ban the use of trans fats from all foods; these are, after all, classified as toxic by the World Health Organization.

It Pays to be Optimistic While several studies have shown that optimists generally enjoy better health, a recent University of Kentucky study of students suggests that a change in perspective from negative to more positive can directly boost the immune system. Their conclusion, published in Psychological Science: Optimism has emotional and physical health benefits.

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Go Easy on the Meat Meat has traditionally had a proud place at holiday tables, but recent research from the University of Texas cautions that people who eat meat frequently, especially red meat that is cooked medium or well-done, may run a higher risk of developing bladder cancer. Cooking meat at high temperatures generates cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines. The UK Food Standards Agency suggests that people can reduce their risk by cooking at lower temperatures for a longer period of time and keeping flames from touching food when barbecuing or grilling.


Update on Black Tea’s Mineral Content

Black tea, a staple in many U.S. households, is the world’s most consumed beverage; yet it may contain higher concentrations of fluoride than previously thought. This could pose problems for excessive tea drinkers, say researchers at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta. Their recent study discovered that the fluoride concentrations in black (not green or white) tea have been underestimated, and also may be linked to incidences of skeletal fluorosis, a disease caused by excessive fluoride consumption, characterized by joint and bone pain and damage. Study participants had a 10- to 30-year history of consuming one to two gallons of black tea a day. The problem is exacerbated when the tea is steeped in fluoridated drinking water or when other fluoride sources, such as treated toothpaste, are also present, as they add to the ingestion of that mineral. The researchers are quick to also say that black tea remains a healthy beverage for those who enjoy the beverage in moderation—between two and four cups a day.

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fitbody models are available to aid in tackling mountain, forest or stream, including those that sport attached seats or fold up for backpacking. Some aficionados even collect them. Besides saving us from a spill into a babbling brook, poles come in handy for testing the depth of water, knocking down spider webs, parting bushes and fending off wild animals. They can also be used to dislodge a piece of ripe fruit from its branch. From day to day, using a pair of trekking poles saves strain on the knees, especially during descents, according to the American Hiking Society. In skiing, other key considerations come into play. Jen Butson, director of public affairs at Ski Vermont (SkiVermont. com), explains: “Poles are used to enable the skier to gain more speed, as well as improve balance. Alpine ski poles help with improving the timing of the more advanced ski turns in steeper terrain, or in moguls, serving as an extended platform for better balance.” Regarding another popular winter pastime, hiking in showshoes, Butson elaborates on the similar, yet distinctive benefits. “When snowshoeing, poles also provide stability

WALK SOFTLY … and Carry the Right Stick

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he mythical Riddle of the Sphinx asks, “What is it that walks on four legs in the morning, two at midday and three in the evening?” The answer is man, who starts out crawling, then walks upright, and finally needs the assistance of a cane. Specialized sticks and poles have also evolved over the ages for use in pursuit of recreational fitness. Whatever the technology, the primary function of any type of pole is to retain or regain one’s balance. Whether schussing a frozen ski slope or making the ascent of a rocky hillside easier, that extra leg can serve as a pivotal accessory. The instrument itself can even be turned directly to the purpose of fitness, when it is used in Nordic pole walking.

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and balance in varied terrain, deeper snow conditions and during side-slope traverses. Poles further serve to engage the upper body of the fitness-minded snowshoer, offering a total body workout and incremental caloric expenditure.”

New Nordic Workout A unique regimen called Nordic pole walking was brought to the United States in 2004, via Naples, Florida. Klaus Schwanbeck, Ph.D., a German track coach, has devised a way to adapt ski-like movements to provide a low impact, aerobic routine. Naples Community Hospital (NCH) was the first to train instructors under Schwanbeck’s tutelage. NCH Group Fitness Coordinator Bobbie Lee Gruninger says, “The benefits are that you can burn a high ratio of body fat. You get the heart rate in the mid-range and it stays in the mid-range the entire time, because of the speed and distance that you’re walking. We do about seven miles out on the beach.”

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Any climate will do, as long the attire is appropriate. Don’t just buy the lightweight, adjustable poles and have at it, though. As Gruninger advises, “It’s important to be trained properly to do Nordic pole walking, because a lot of people just dig the pole in and take big steps, and they don’t get the rotation in their upper body. It’s not really much like skiing.” (Video lesson at PoleWalkingUSA.com). Rather, specific technique is required. Gruninger points out, “With Nordic pole walking, the poles have to be adjusted so that when you put the pole on the ground, you want your elbow right at your waist and your wrist will be slightly lower than that. If you’re doing it correctly, your shoulders are actually slightly rotating side-to-side, which engages the outer obliques in the core.” In addition to facilitating an abdominal workout, results include an overall toning effect on the entire body. Gruninger notes that pole walking provides an acceptable, low-impact cardiovascular routine for people recovering from injury, as well. Whatever the season or reason, there is a pole designed to help sportsters remain upright. Adventure, excitement and athletics are all on tap as we take care to use this versatile extra appendage gently and wisely.

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LESS STUFF,

HOW TO TRANSFORM THE MODERN SHOPPING DILEMMA

by Judith Fertig

MORE HAPPINESS According to the online Encyclopedia of Earth, the present-day “worker as consumer” worldview was fully entrenched in the United States by the 1920s, when the labor movement stopped advocating a shorter workweek to instead focus on securing better wages and working conditions. The goal was to guarantee more buying power for workers, so that they could purchase more than just the necessities of daily living.

“We have more stuff, but less time for the things that make us happy.”

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s winter holiday shopping inexorably nears its peak, the last weeks of the year are often the most frenetic. We’re bombarded with advertisements for gifts of all kinds, caught between doing good for the people we love and thinking that surely there’s a better way than trudging around like beasts of burden, crossing hazardous parking lots and navigating crowded malls in search of a satisfying end to the seasonal buying spree. We wonder: Will the gifts we spend our time and money to buy really make anyone happy—or the world a better place? What if we could reinvent shopping every day of the year? It turns out that it’s possible to simplify our shopping, while at the same time making it both meaningful and green, including purchasing gifts that will do the most good every time they are used. On our way to realizing this ideal solution, it helps to understand the origins of the modern shopping dilemma. To begin, we must ask ourselves why we

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respond to marketers in ways that perpetuate mindless socioeconomic trends.

From Producer to Consumer Americans experienced a major paradigm shift in the early part of the 19th century with the advent of the Industrial Revolution. Basically, we changed from an agrarian economy, in which most people produced what they consumed, to a manufacturing and services economy, in which people are mostly just consumers.

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After World War II, this idea got a boost from economist Victor LeBeau, who in 1947 declared, “Our enormously productive economy… demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction, in consumption. We need things consumed, burned up, replaced and discarded at an ever-accelerating rate.” It’s perhaps not coincidental that, “Our national happiness peaked in the 1950s,” as related by Annie Leonard in the compelling video The Story of Stuff, just as television began spreading the new philosophy of what Leonard calls


“work-watch-spend.” We work to make money, then come home and relax as we watch television. On TV, we see ads that let us know that we could do and be a lot better—if only we had the right product. So, we begin to feel less worthy, go shopping and buy that product that we hope will make us do/become/ feel better, and the cycle repeats. Today, shopping has become firmly entrenched in the American lifestyle. It is used as an antidote to boredom, a substitute for socializing and a quick fix for a disguised emotional need. We continue doing it even when we’re aware that we are buying things we don’t need and can’t afford. The more aware among us also understand that all the stuff we buy and store, and cause to be manufactured and distributed, creates a negative impact on people’s lives and the environment— which leads to even more stress.

Stuff versus the Right Stuff Among the reasons that it’s possible to make shopping different today is the dawning of conscious awareness about the impact a product has through its entire life-cycle, from raw resources through ending up in a landfill or recycled. Daniel Goleman, whose books explore emotional and social intelligence, has tackled this topic in Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything. “Ecological intelligence,” he explains, “lets us apply what we learn about how human activity impinges on ecosystems so as to do less

“Look for the best value, not always the best price.” ~ Leah Ingram

harm and once again to live sustainably in our niche—these days, the entire planet.” Goleman advocates that we take our role as consumers seriously in three ways: 1) Get the information and know the ecological impacts of the things we buy; 2) Favor the eco-friendly improvements that companies make to their products; and 3) Share that information. Widespread individual support for sustainable alternatives, says Goleman, “That’s what’s going to give it the magnitude that can actually shift market share.” On websites like GoodGuide.com and StoryOfStuff.com, we can check on the product life-cycle of everything from cosmetics and bottled water to the electronic gadgets we might be considering as holiday gifts. It’s bound to be a balancing act, unless we elect to forego shopping altogether. For example, for an e-reader, Goleman counsels, “You’d need to drive to a store 300 miles away to create the equivalent in toxic impacts on health of making one e-reader—but you might do that and more if you drive to the mall every time you buy a new book.” Goleman hopes that such information will lead us to make informed decisions by using our buying power to show companies the direction they need to take to meet a growing, enlightened demand. As we enthuse to our friends about how well the naturally scented soy candles on our holiday buffet table performed, they might also seek them out, and then tell others. Friends might want a fair trade tablecloth of their own when we gather around one at a dinner party and explain how paying fair wages helps improve labor conditions and supports the local economy of the artisans’ village in India. Concludes Goleman, “As market share shifts, all of a sudden within companies, the grounds of the debate shifts, because now, doing the right thing is synonymous with capturing market. Doing good is the same as doing well.”

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implicity that’s consciously chosen, deliberate and intentional supports a higher quality of life. Simplicity offers lives of opportunity, rather than sacrifice, in that it: n Fosters a more harmonious relationship with the Earth n Promotes fairness and equity among the people of the Earth n Enhances living with balance— inner and outer; work and family; family and community n Reveals the beauty and intelli gence of nature’s designs n Increases the resources available for future generations n Helps save animal and plant species from extinction n Responds to global shortages of oil, water and other vital resources n

Keeps our eyes on the prize of what matters most in our lives— the quality of our relationships with family, friends, community, nature and the cosmos

n Yields lasting satisfactions that more than compensate for the fleeting pleasures of consumerism n Fosters self-discovery and an integrated approach to life Duane Elgin’s writings, workshops and speaker presentations aim to foster a more sustainable and spiritual culture. See AwakeningEarth.org.

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CONSCIOUS SPENDING MADE SIMPLE by Judith Fertig

CONSIDER QUALITY. Investing our budget in more durable, quality products with long-term warrantees, rather than breakable gadgets, can pay long-term benefits. For example, “Good cookware not only enhances the quality of my cooking… it’s also an incredible joy to use,” writes Ina Garten, author of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks and cooking programs. “It’s not about disposable products; it’s about buying things you can use for a lifetime, and then pass on to your children.” RE-GIFT. Ingram has no problem redirecting a gift she has received, but cannot use, to someone who can. After all, antique malls and thrift shops—where many people enjoy browsing and shopping—are full of items that were once given as gifts. Nan Fischer, an eco-broker in New Mexico who contributes to TheGoodHuman.com, likes the idea of repurposing gently used items as gifts, as long as she knows it’s something the recipient would enjoy— perhaps a vintage purse or brooch, a hard-to-find book or a guitar for someone just starting to take lessons. “We can calculate our carbon footprint based on our home energy bills, the food we eat and the cars we drive,” she comments. “The embodied energy spent in purchasing new items needs to be considered just as heavily. If we are buying used items, embodied energy is not expended.”

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Search for sustainable products via the GoodGuide iPhone app that scans barcodes to confirm if a product is green.

HELPING TO GREEN THE PLANET. “Compact fluorescent light bulbs, rechargeable batteries and reusable shopping bags make great stocking stuffers,” says Wanda Urbanska, co-author of Less is More, and presenter of Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska, on PBS. “Using these and other eco-friendly products throughout the year is guaranteed to keep you on Santa’s ‘good list.’” Another idea is proffering a gift certificate for a monthly or seasonal subscription to a community supported agriculture (CSA) group. This sends regards and love to the recipient each week throughout the local growing season, when they happily receive their weekly bag full of fresh local produce; it’s a gift with multiple benefits for local families, farmers, economies and the environment.

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Cultivating Feel-Good Shopping Simplicity Duane Elgin, author of the landmark Voluntary Simplicity, observes, “Simplicity that is consciously chosen, deliberate and intentional, supports a higher quality of life. In reality, it is consumerism that offers lives of sacrifice, whereas simplicity offers lives of opportunity.” Although every holiday celebration requires some sort of shopping— even for the most voluntarily simple lifestyle—a new outlook can put our time and money where it does the most good for everyone—including us. In Less Is More, authors Cecile Andrews and Wanda Urbanska detail the types of simplicity thinking that can streamline our shopping and make us feel good, as we do good. Here’s a synopsis: UNCLUTTERED. Less stuff translates to a more peaceful, serene home environment. Instead of buying a knickknack, why not get creative? Paying for an hour of a home-staging expert’s time to give a friend or family member’s abode a fresh look—using their own things— achieves the aim of effecting change without adding stuff. CIVIC. Giving money to civic organizations helps the broader community and can simplify gift-giving. Comments Leah Ingram, author of Suddenly Frugal, “I recall my daughter’s long-ago first grade teacher telling us on back-toschool night that she didn’t need any presents at the holidays, and instead, would we please buy board games for the class. That was a specific request that I respected and answered. Had she said that [a specific charity] was her special cause, then I could have made a donation in her name in good conscience.” FRUGAL. Spending less for things we really don’t need can result in more money saved for the really important things, such as a long-desired vacation that broadens our horizons and helps improve a developing nation. We can also experience the joy of providing unforgettable experiences that enrich loved ones’ lives—perhaps a New York


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Thanksgiving Tradition Two Meatless Festive Entrée Options by Judith Fertig

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hen the Thanksgiving dinner guest list includes those who do not eat turkey, what is the cook—or the thoughtful guest—to do? Many families feel they should come up with a second main course to offer alongside the traditional holiday bird. Likewise, vegetarian or vegan guests might want to bring a dish they can eat without making extra work for their host. So, in addition to turkey for traditionalists, what entrées can we prepare that are celebratory, seasonal, show-stoppers— but not faux turkey? Traditionally, Italian families have made both roasted turkey and a main pasta dish for Thanksgiving. A vegetable lasagna will feed a crowd and can be made ahead of time. For a smaller group, prepared butternut ravioli, available fresh or frozen at better grocery stores, can be simply tossed with aromatic browned butter and sautéed fresh sage. For a vegan offering, small acorn squashes may be filled with a flavorful mixture of caramelized onions, savory beans and dried fruits. Smaller squash are more readily available in early November and keep well in the refrigerator or other cool spots. When these dishes arrive at the table, everyone will have much to be thankful for—including leftovers. Judith Fertig is a freelance food writer at AlfrescoFoodAnd Lifestyle.blogspot.com. The accompanying recipes are from her cookbooks.

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Thanksgiving Lasagna This seasonal vegetarian entrée will feed a crowd and taste even better the next day. Serves 12 9 no-boil lasagna noodles 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 1 cup coarsely shredded carrot 2 cups baby spinach 2 cups cubed butternut squash 1 (16-ounce) jar marinara sauce 1½ tsp dried oregano, crushed 2 cups cream-style cottage cheese, drained 1 slightly beaten egg 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese 1. Oil a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Set aside. 2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet and sauté onion and mushrooms until the mushrooms begin to release their juices, about 5 minutes. Stir in carrots, squash and spinach and cook, stirring, until tender. Stir in marinara sauce and oregano. In a medium-size mixing bowl, stir together the cottage cheese and egg.

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3. Layer three noodles in the bottom of the baking dish. Top with a third of the cottage cheese mixture, a third of the vegetable mixture and a third of the Monterey jack. Continue to layer, ending with a third of the Monterey jack sprinkled on top. Preheat the oven to 375° F.

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OVERCOME HOLIDAY

MEDIA MADNESS THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE AREN’T THINGS

by Melinda Hemmelgarn

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Psychologist Susan Linn, director and co-founder of the Boston-based suggests that viewing TV or Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), explains that video games more than two exposure to media and marketing hours a day can make a youth also promotes materialistic values in children and is stressful for fami1.5 to 2 times more likely to ex- lies. CCFC conference reports on relevant research show that conflict perience attention problems. between parents and children is often directly related to children’s During the 13-month study, exposure to advertising. Juliet Schor, author of Born to elementary- and college-age Buy: The Commercialized Child and participants averaged 4.26 the New Consumer Culture, says, “[Even] psychologically healthy hours of screen time a day. children will be made worse off if Family Media Diets they become more enmeshed in the How much is too much of a good culture of getting and spending.” thing? According to The Henry J. Likewise, Tim Kasser, author of The High Price of Kaiser Family Foundation’s study of media in the lives of 8- to 18-year-olds, young people today consume more media than Materialism and psychology professor at Knox College, in Galesburg, Illinois, reports that countries with the highest ever before—about 7½ hours a day, often multitasking or levels of kid-targeted marketing have the least happy kids. using media simultaneously. At the same time, the American

f your children watch commercial television, go to the movies, play video games or spend leisure time on the computer surfing the Internet or chatting and texting with friends, they already know exactly what they must have to be happy this holiday season. That’s because ads aimed at kids are everywhere, enticing them to desire toys, branded clothing, foods and other products they don’t really need and their parents might not be able to afford. Nor will these things they want so desperately make them happy.

Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than two hours of screen media use per day for children over 2 and none for younger children—with good reason. While exposure to media in moderation can be educational and entertaining, the Center on Media and Child Health links excessive media consumption with poor diet, poor body image, obesity, earlier sexual activity, smoking, violence, disturbed sleep and increased anxiety.

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It turns out that what kids really value, but may not express, is quality time with their family. Our sense of well-being depends less on stuff and more on relationships, a sense of belonging, community and spiritual nourishment, according to research led by Kasser and colleague Kennon M. Sheldon, a psychology professor at the University of

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Missouri-Columbia. Granted, time isn’t easily packaged and placed under a tree. Instead, parents can pull the plug, or at least set time limits, watch and talk about media content together, agree to buy less stuff and schedule more meaningful free time together. Here are some ideas to create happy holiday memories to last a lifetime: Document family history. Turn kids into roving reporters and interview relatives to learn and record the family’s past. Start with a family tree, and then fill in fun details. Where did Great Grandpa come from? What did he eat for lunch at school and what was Grandma’s favorite holiday recipe when she was a child? What games did your grandparents play as kids? Revisit the family’s culinary heritage. Make traditional dishes and take photographs of the finished masterpieces. Make a scrapbook with recipes, pictures and stories about the recipes to create a treasured family holiday cookbook. Share skills. Elders may have talents they’d like to pass down to younger generations. Such activities include sewing, quilting, knitting, bread making (from scratch), woodworking, painting, dancing, drawing, jewelry making and playing musical instruments. Resist the pressure to put a TV in a child’s bedroom. It guarantees that the youngster will spend more time with advertisers and less time with you or engaged in books, physical activity and creative play. TV also exposes children to cultural messages that may lie outside a family’s values. Talk to your children about those potential conflicts. Discuss the use and impact of advertising. Explore how ads grab our attention through use of color, music and celebrities. Ask kids how an ad makes them feel, and show them how ads sell us “lifestyles.” See if you can spot branded products in movies. Declare a screen-free day or TV-free week. It may take some getting used to at first, but the rewards are many. You’ll discover you have extra time to be together as a family, play games, read and enjoy meaningful conversation.

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Best of all, nourish each child’s spirit with a printed or even framed list of what you love about them, and why they’re the greatest gift of all. Then prove it, by showering them with your “presence.” For more ideas and insights, visit NewDream.org/holiday/ index.php, cmch.tv and CommercialFreeChildhood.org. Melinda Hemmelgarn is a Midwest-based registered dietitian and freelance journalist and the host of Food Sleuth Radio. She teaches media literacy workshops nationwide. Reach her at FoodSleuth@gmail.com.

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The Gratitude Campaign A Simple Gesture from the Heart Says it All by Scott Truitt

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hortly after 9/11, I began a practice of approaching military personnel whenever I see them in public to thank them for serving for us. Most times, it has been a wonderful experience for both of us. Occasionally, however, it has felt a bit awkward, for reasons that are not always apparent in the moment. Other times, I couldn’t muster up the nerve to approach them at all. What has been consistent is that every time I’ve done it, they seem very appreciative of the gesture, and I have always felt better for having expressed my gratitude. It can be difficult for some people to approach strangers this way, because many of us have been socialized since childhood not to talk to people we don’t know, much less open our hearts to thank them for defending our very freedom to be whoever we want to be. My occasional reluctance and awkwardness in these situations made me think that it would be nice if we civilians had a gesture or sign, similar to a military salute, that we could use to express our gratitude quickly and easily, without having to even approach a stranger. I did some research and found a sign that originated in 18th-century France. The Sign, which some are now calling The Gratitude Sign, begins by placing your hand over your heart, and then bringing your hand down and out in front of you, bending your arm at the elbow (not the wrist), and ending with your hand at about your belly button, slightly facing the person you wish to thank. Fully translated, it means, “Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.”

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The Transformative Power of Personal By Karen Lee

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My next challenge was how to spread the message. I called a client, the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks, and told them I wanted to share this sign with people as a means of expressing their gratitude when circumstances might not allow for a verbal thank-you. The Seahawks suggested that I make a short video they could air during their games. So, I partnered with Amy Sedgwick of Mouse House Productions, in Seattle, to create the videos at GratitudeCampaign.org. Since our video first aired in 2007, an estimated 30 to 40 million people have seen it, and many are now using The Sign throughout the world. I’m often asked if The Sign is limited to honoring military personnel. Not at all. Look around, and I’m sure that you’ll find lots of people who are serving our communities, from local to global. If you appreciate their service, give them The Sign. Say, “Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.” Scott Truitt is the founder of Gratitude Campaign.org.

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yoga and pilates you work with a practitioner that guides you through the process of developing a personal home practice. This is done by learning your goals and assessing your physical structure, personality type, learning style, and emotional state. Infusing this information into your home practice, the yoga therapist can create a unique yoga experience designed especially for you. When I meet with a client, I balance instruction with demonstration, guiding each person in his or her practice. Each session builds upon the last, creating a dynamic personal blueprint for wellbeing. The practice can help with back pain, endurance, flexibility, stressrelated health, depression, insomnia and more. In a word, Viniyoga is transformative. Karen Lee, of Breathing Time Yoga, has been studying and practicing Viniyoga since 1994, and has studied extensively with Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI). She is an AVI Certified Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level and an AVI Certified Yoga Therapist. She holds a Master of Arts degree in teaching from Rhode Island School of Design. For information, contact her at 401-421-9876 or visit BreathingTimeYoga.com.

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TECH SABBATH A DAY OF REST FOSTERS WELLNESS by Erika Kosina

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an Rollman recently noticed a encouraged attendees to sing along disturbing trend in his social in- with a band that played an acoustic teractions. “I was starting to get set in honor of the occasion. Harmon more birthday wishes on my Facebook found that she felt “…more present at wall than phone calls and handwritthe picnic, not hiding behind a camera ten cards.” This inspired him to create or phone,” and decided to continue the Sabbath Manifesto, which encourmaking such breaks from technology. ages people to enjoy time “I realized that it’s good for outdoors, in silence, with In this culture, my son to balance TV and loved ones and participattechnology with face-to-face it doesn’t ing in pleasures they retake much to and outdoor time.” member from a time before Rollman offers 10 live radically. principles the advent of the Internet. for observing It’s not just Rollman such a weekly day of rest. who feels this way. Across the country, “I don’t want to push people to follow Americans are starting to think about the Sabbath Manifesto in a letter of the how a constant stream of electronic law manner,” he says. “I just want to communications affects the quality of spark some dialogue about the pace of their lives—and many are consciously life and our societal relationship with unplugging every once in a while. technology.” Recently, local businesses in San SabbathManifesto.org receives Francisco sponsored a Tech-Free Day, hundreds of joyful testimonials from inviting people to visit an unplugged both religious and secular fans of the café or attend a potluck picnic. Aubrey concept. Rollman sees no contradicHarmon, a self-described multitasktion in promoting it on the Internet.“We ing, “... stay-at-home mom who also aren’t trying to be anti-technology; we writes,” turned off her TV, computer are just asking questions about how we and smart phone and went to the use it and the amount we use it.” picnic—which banned technology, but Sal Bednarz, owner of Actual Café,

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in Oakland, is thrilled that his facility’s laptop-free weekends are building an actual, not virtual, community. He recalls a neighborhood filmmaker who was working in his café during the week, but still mindful of the unplugged philosophy: “She made a point of taking breaks and talking to people next to her,” he says. “She thanked me, because she made two new friends and five new business contacts.” Many people report that a day away from a screen lets them reconnect with what really matters in their lives. Frank Bures, a Minneapolis-based travel writer who decided to make his Mondays Internet-free, remarks: “It goes back to Thoreau and living deliberately, instead of mindlessly. How do you want to spend your life? Staring at a screen and following link trails, or being in your own mind? Your attention is finite, and it is what defines your life.” Erika Kosina wrote the original article, from which this is adapted, for YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media organization that fuses powerful ideas with practical actions. She is a freelance writer and community organizer who blogs about taking a break from technology at TechFreeDay.org.

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Unplug Electronic Vampires SEE INSTANT SAVINGS ON ENERGY BILLS

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nplugging electronic devices and appliances can pay real dividends, both in reducing the amount of energy we use—and our subsequent carbon footprint—and in lowering our utility bills. Meanwhile, in doing so, we have the pleasure of plugging back into real human interaction and communication with the natural world to recharge our peace and joy and true power. With each watt we deduct, we bring down the total energy consumed. All told, electronic devices and appliances account on average for 20 percent of a household’s energy bills. (For the record: A watt is a unit of measurement for power. For example, a 100-watt light bulb consumes 100 watts of power per hour when turned on.) Standby power alone—the power flowing to the TV, DVD player, cell phone charger, laptop and other devices when they’re not in use—can account for as much as 5 to 10 percent of total home energy use. Employing a power strip is an easy way to completely turn off all the assorted gadgets when they’re not in use.

Accountable Savings.

Here’s what we can save each hour, every time we unplug the following electronics: n n n n n n n

Desktop computer CPU: 120 watts when awake, 30 watts asleep Desktop computer monitor: 150 watts when awake, 30 watts asleep Laptop: 50 watts Stereo: 70 to 400 watts TV: 19-inch = 65 to 110 watts; 27-inch = 113 watts; 36-inch = 133 watts; 53- to 61-inch projection = 170 watts Average plasma TV: 301 watts Average LCD (standard) TV: 111 watts

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HUMAN FOODS ARE GOOD FOR PETS by Carla Soviero

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ou may have heard this warning: Keep pets away from chocolate; garlic, onions and chives; Macadamia nuts, grapes, raisins and currants; and alcohol… because if a dog or cats eats even a morsel of these human foods, it could be fatal. Fortunately, the calming counsel of Dr. Carol Osborne, a world-renowned veterinarian and leading authority on alternative and holistic veterinary medicine, offers new understanding: “These foods have the ability to become a toxic threat if continually fed to pets,” she advises, “with the exception of grapes, raisins, currants and alcohol, which should be entirely avoided.” That’s not to say that these foods are good for pets, but most are far from deadly. For example, chocolate contains theobromine which, as a cousin to caffeine, may cause signs of hyperactivity, including an elevated heart rate and/or seizures. Grapes, raisins and currants, if eaten in sufficient quantities, can damage pet kidneys; the exact toxic mechanism remains unknown. Onions and garlic have the potential to damage red blood cells, leading to anemia. So, while we don’t feed these routinely, a little onion powder or garlic

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in a pet’s meal or the accidental bite of chocolate off the floor, are generally not issues to cause concern. Osborne explains that liver function in dogs and cats is less efficient in its ability to detoxify certain foods when compared to the liver capabilities of an adult person. “The liver detoxifies what people and pets eat,” she says. “In pets, liver function is similar to that of a child, with a limited ability to metabolize and detoxify certain foods, thereby rendering them potentially toxic.”

Rumors of Harm The concept of killer pet foods escalated into a crisis when Menu Foods, a Canadian-based manufacturer of many pet foods, recalled its products in 2004 and 2007, creating the biggestever pet food recall in U.S. history. The recalled pet foods contained wheat gluten contaminated with two chemicals: melamine (used to make plastics); and cyanuric acid (used to sanitize pool water). Both were added as cost-saving bulk agents. The lethal mix of these two chemicals caused acute kidney failure, resulting in death for 250,000 pets. Menu Foods ultimately paid $24 million to

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compensate affected pet owners. “Heightened awareness and demand for quality pet foods skyrocketed after the recalls,” remarks Osborne. “It’s frightening that cyanuric acid is still being legally added to pet food. It artificially boosts protein levels and misleads pet owners as to true protein content, while camouflaging a toxic chemical at the same time. Updated manufacturing guidelines and safety regulations are essential to ensure quality and safety of pet food ingredients. Unfortunately, both are lacking.” She further notes that slaughterhouse floor scraps, considered inedible for human consumption, comprise the bulk of ingredients in pet foods, regardless of the label or price. Clever pet food names are often misleading, she says. Unlike “certified organic,” holistic and natural are marketing terms which, when used on pet food labels, guarantee nothing about content or quality.

A Sound Solution Osborne’s professional experience, training and research validate the fact that feeding our pets homemade foods similar to those we enjoy is a sound, healthy choice. “A meal of chicken, sweet potato and broccoli, for example, is as good for pets as it is for people,” advises Osborne. “Don’t be afraid to prepare meals made of human foods for your pets. In addition to offering honest pet nutrition, it helps curb pricey pet food bills.” Her clients have found that simple recipes save time and money, help to avoid emergency room visits and promote health and wellness. Homemade canine cuisine made of equal portions of a lean protein, such as chicken, turkey, beef, veal, duck, fish or eggs; long-acting carbohydrates, like potatoes, rice, pasta or oatmeal; and fresh vegetables, including broccoli, spinach, green beans, lima beans, peas


and carrots are ideal. For “allergic” dogs, modify to 50 percent protein and 50 percent veggies, cutting the carbs. Cats require more protein than dogs, so 80 percent lean protein and 20 percent veggies is purr-fect. Owners can prepare pet meals raw or cooked. Cooking options include broiling, boiling, frying, baking and grilling. Mix, and add a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil; the oil enhances the smell and taste of a pet’s food and is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Don’t forget to season a pet’s meal so it smells good. The three top flavors most pets enjoy are barbecue, pasta sauce and low-sodium tamari. Osborne balances homemade pet meals with a reputable vitamin-mineral, antioxidant supplement. Carol Osborne is America’s first veterinarian to be a board certified anti-aging diplomat. She founded the American Pet Institute, created Pet Anti-Aging Wellness Systems (PAAWS) and authored Naturally Healthy Dogs and Naturally Healthy Cats. Her research has pioneered new therapies to treat and prevent age-related degenerative disease and promote optimum health and longevity for pets. Visit CarolOnPets.com. Carla Soviero is a freelance writer in Naples, FL. Contact her at mscarla11 @gmail.com.

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ou can prepare a homemade diet for your pet as easily as for your family, according to Dr. Carol Osborne, veterinarian extraordinaire. She notes that these recipes will help keep your family’s furry, four-legged companions happy and healthy. Here are a few of Dr. Carol’s tried-and-true kitchen creations that will treat our beloved pets to five-star, lip smacking-good nourishment. They’ll thank you for years to come and be barkin’ and purrin’ for more.

FOR DOGS

FOR CATS

Shepherd’s Spicy Breakfast Turkey & Egg Patties

Cats are obligatory carnivores, unlike dogs and people, and most turn up their noses at anything that doesn’t offer a taste and smell to their liking. About 5.5 ounces of food per meal, twice a day, is ideal for most cats. Most cats are either meat eaters or fish eaters, although occasionally individuals enjoy meat and fish. Cats like chicken, chicken livers, lamb, beef, turkey, duck, veal and venison; many fish-loving cats relish salmon. Lean meat may be prepared in many ways— boiled, broiled, fried or grilled. Cats also enjoy vegetables such as puréed squash, puréed carrots, creamed corn and white asparagus tips.

Makes 12 patties 1¼ lbs ground turkey ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 clove garlic 1 tsp salt ½ tsp dried thyme leaves ½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp dried red pepper flakes, crushed Freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 tbsp dried bread crumbs 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1. Combine all ingredients except the oil in a large mixing bowl; stir well, but do not over mix. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. 2. Shape the turkey mixture into 12 patties about 2½ inches in diameter. 3. Heat the oil in a large skillet, brown the patties over medium heat, about 2 minutes per side. Then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet and continue to cook, turning the patties occasionally, until they are crisp and cooked thoroughly, about 6 minutes.

Feline Creamy Chicken Delight Consists of 80 percent meat, 20 percent veggies 5 ounces baked chicken breast 2 tbsp creamed corn 2 tsp finely grated zucchini 1. Mix all ingredients together, add ¼ tsp extra virgin olive oil to enhances the smell and taste (also a source of essential omega-3 fatty acids). 2. Season with low-sodium tamari sauce (the brown sauce Chinese carryout comes in), which is available at most local grocers.

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Who does well living in an intentional community?

Living in Community A Conversation with Diana Leafe Christian on Practical Cohousing by Linda Sechrist

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iana Leafe Christian is a consultant, workshop leader and author of Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities and Finding Community: How to join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community. Her message is timely.

How does living in cohousing differ from an intentional community? In conducting the research to write my books, I discovered that cohousers know little about the intentional community movement. Typically, cohousers are primarily focused on buying or building a single-family or multi-family house within a nice community, and generally do not know one another prior to the purchase. In exceptional instances, people can work with a developer to create a deed-to-own community with individual housing units and common areas. Cohousers are generally professional couples with two incomes, retired couples and single women. Typically, they must accept anyone who can afford the purchase price and meet the terms of the sale, even if it becomes obvious that the buyers are the type of people who like to break the rules. An intentional community is a group of people with a common purpose; they have chosen to live together and work cooperatively to create a lifestyle that reflects shared core values.

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They may share a single residence or live in a cluster of dwellings. They may live together in a single residence, a suburban or urban neighborhood, or on rural land.

What are the key benefits of living in an ecovillage or intentional community? Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of living in an ecovillage such as Earthaven, where I live, near Asheville, North Carolina, is how we reduce the ecological footprint by sharing resources. We co-own and share large items, such as the tractor used in growing a lot of our food. Sharing food and eating together also translates into a reduced food bill, because we buy in bulk at volume discounts. At Earthaven, we live off the grid, in passive solar homes we built without bank loans, and rely on well water, composting toilets and waterharvesting systems. All of these factors make us a more ecologically sustainable community. We are an intentional community that lives deliberately to increase community members’ happiness and wellness by harmonizing our ecological values and lifestyle. Many well-documented studies have proven that people who have frequent interaction with others enjoy higher levels of health. Knowing that many supportive, extended community members are there for you is good for everyone, especially elders.

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You will flourish and grow in an intentional community if you know how to listen with an open heart, are selfconfident and happy with yourself, want to make the world a better place, and are willing to roll up your sleeves and pitch in. Attitudes like “I love what you are doing here; how can I help?” or “I don’t know the answer, but I could learn something here,” warms the hearts of community members. However, if your drill sergeant perspective includes a 10-point plan for the fools you think you are living with, you won’t do well. Generally, retired CEOs who bark orders or expect immediate compliance with their suggestions are without the humility necessary to live in community.

What are the most common misconceptions about living in community? I have found that many have an idealized and unrealistic vision. Often, their emotionally charged projections include experiences they wish they could have had within their family of origin. While their hearts and souls yearn for a better world and a more heart-filled and fulfilling way to live, they are quite certain about what that looks like and how it will play out in community. Although community provides more neighborliness and mutual care, friendship, cooperation and collaboration than mainstream culture, it is not therapy that will change deep-seated childhood traumas. Community life, which can be conducive to a more nurturing and congenial life, is interspersed with lots of conflict. Successful participants discover that the longer they live in community, the more they learn to negotiate in more skillful and kindhearted ways. Others are quick to learn that avoidance, aggressiveness and bullying simply don’t work. Living in community allows you to grow as a person and learn what you are really like, from the perspectives of others who are willing to give feedback and appreciation. It’s the longest, most intensive personal growth workshop you will ever take. To learn more visit: DianaLeafe Christian.org.


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Saturday, October 30 Introduction to Yoga 4-week Series – 9-10:30am. Learn the basics of Amrit Yoga including postures, breath work, meditation & chanting for an easy transition into a mainstream class. Small class size, must pre-register. $40. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave. 2nd Floor, Cranston. 401-780-9809. YogaAtSantosha.com.

Tuesday, November 2 Shamanic Drum Healing – 6:30-8:30pm. Experience the power of the circle and rhythm of the drum to connect with helping spirits to release energy blocks, promote healing, and gain insight. Group format. $35. Katharine Rossi & Paul DiSegna, Postive New Beginnings, 873 Waterman Ave, East Providence. 401-432-7195.

Wednesday, November 3 Open Meditation and Chants – 6-7:30pm. Community practice of basic mindfulness meditation. Instruction offered. Free/No pre-registration. Shambhala Meditation Center, 541 Pawtucket Ave, 2nd Floor, Pawtucket. 401-305-0762. Providence.Shambhala.org. Creative, Inspirational Writing – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn simple techniques to help diminish writers block and learn the practical side of publishing your book. $30. It’s My Health, Doris Ann Bridgehouse, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-405-0819. Its-My-Health.com. Shamanic Journey Practice Group – 7-8:45pm. Work on a current issue utilizing the shamanic journey to access inner guidance and understanding. Knowledge of how to journey is required. Bring a journal and blanket. $10. Katharine Rossi, 578 Wood St, Bristol. info@archeofspirit.com. 401-924-0567.

Thursday, November 4 Introduction to Faery Seership – 7-9pm. The Faery Seership tradition is a collection of lore, customs, techniques, & prohibitions influenced by the Celtic and pre-Celtic Europe. Taught by Orion Foxwood. $65. Mother Mystic, 179 Dean St., Providence. 401-353-3099. MotherMystic.com.

Friday, November 5 Angel Translator Certification Class – 5-9pm. Two Day Certification Class also 11/6. Learn everything you need to begin giving readings, heighten intuition. Angel Attunement with Jerilyn. $333. Herbs & Angels, 1989A Plainfield Pike, Johnston. herbsangelsllc@yahoo.com. 401-383-2344. Kundalini Yoga Intensive – 6-9pm. Spend an evening with Tenth Gate owner Reinette Fournier and use the ancient tools of Kundalini Yoga to cultivate the life of a Spiritual Warrior. Refreshments. $35. Tenth Gate Yoga, Old Almy Village, 1016 East Main Rd, Portsmouth. 401-683-9642. TenthGateYogaCenter.com.

Free Hatha Yoga — 6:30-8pm. Enjoy increased flexibility, relaxation, rejuvenation, a quieter mind, and a more spiritual sensibility by doing hatha yoga. Kripalu certified teacher. Free. Dr. Lynda Wells, 260B Columbia St, Wakefield. 401-789-5185. DrLyndaWells.com. Guided Meditation for Beginners – 6:30-8:30pm. Anyone can learn to meditate. Class is full of simple, basic meditation techniques. Learn about the benefits of Guided Meditation and why everyone is doing it. $20. Heavenly Hugs, 917A Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Heavenly-Hugs.com/classes. SpiritDanceRI – 7-10pm. Monthly smoke- and alcohol-free barefoot boogie. Dance in community and fun with other movers and shakers. No partner or experience necessary. All profits go to charity. Sliding scale $8-12. SpiritDanceRI.org. YogaDance 5 Week Series– 7:45-8:30pm. With Toni Lynn Bonadie. Meditation-in-motion! Unique approach to movement, combining the time-honored traditions of yoga, movement, breath, the chakra system, and user-friendly dance. Experience not required. $50/before Oct 29, $55/after. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876. BreathingTimeYoga.com.

Saturday, November 6 Workshop – 1-5pm. Transformation through Forgiveness and Play Come & celebrate YOU and give yourself permission to express yourself, lighten up, enjoy and connect with your playful self. $60. Leap of Faith, 170 Arrow Head Rd, Dighton, MA. 508-951-3830. Fall/Winter Retreat – 1:30-4:30pm. Prepare your physical and emotional body for the change in seasons and the inevitable stress of the holidays. Healthy recipes and tips on a Fall/Winter home practice. $50/before October 30, $60/after. Innerlight Center for Yoga, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com.

Sunday, November 7 Angels and Energy Therapy – 10am-1pm. Class for all Holistic Practitioners. The Angels are eager to assist you. You will learn various tips & techniques to incorporate the Angels into your healing sessions. $44. Heavenly Hugs, 917A Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Heavenly-Hugs.com/classes. Awarness Meditation – 2-3pm. A simple guided meditation. Inquire into what is actually here in this moment. Self Inquiry can lead to realization of lasting, effortless Peace that is at your core. $10. Contact Julianne at julenlo@hotmail.com, Blissworks Yoga, 228 State St, New London, CT. 401-315-0254. HolisticHealthCtr.com. The HeArt and Science of the Body – 2-5pm. Learn how to optimally align your posture and musculature in a way that further supports your journey toward radiant health and well-being. Focus of this week is Spine. $50. Innerlight Center for Yoga, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com.

How to Sit: A Meditation Workshop – 6-7pm. Simply returning to the present moment taps our natural capacity for peace, clarity, well-being, and compassion. Beginner’s welcome. $10/No pre-registration. Shambhala Meditation Center, 541 Pawtucket Ave, 2nd Floor, Pawtucket. 401-305-0762. Providence.Shambhala.org. Yoga for BackCare Winter Maintenance – 7-8:30pm. Keep your back in great shape by increasing its strength, mobility, and ease. Gain a solid understanding of yoga practices that stretch and strengthen the low back. $77/7 weeks. $70/before Oct 25. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876. BreathingTimeYoga.com. Lifting the Spelle of Forgetfulness – 7-9pm. One of the primary teachings of Faery Seership is the redemption of ancestral paradox. Orion Foxwood leads us in techniques to support healing of our spirit. $65. Mother Mystic, 179 Dean St., Providence. 401-353-3099. MotherMystic.com.

Wednesday, November 10 Yoga for the Curvy Woman 6 Wk Series – 5:30-6:45pm. Not just another weight loss class. Dramatically improve your health and physical stamina. Learn to modify postures safely without feeling judged. Achieve personal bliss. $66/6 weeks, $60/before Nov 4. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876. BreathingTimeYoga.com. Energy Tools: Pendulum Making Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm. Covers the basic ways of using a pendulum – how to charge up, clear, and make your own pendulum out of a crystal and shell with stone embellishments. $30. It’s My Health, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-405-0819. Its-My-Health.com.

Thursday, November 11 Integrative Medicine at Brown Forum – 6:158pm. Sponsored by Brown Family Medicine. Presentation on affordable integrative healthcare by acupuncturist Cris Monteiro, D.Ac. Free. Physicians Auditorium, Memorial Hospital, 111 Brewster Street, Pawtucket Sandi’s Recipe for Happiness — 7-9pm. Learn how you can change your path like Sandi has, happiness is free...choice is the key. Space is limited, RSVP to DharmaNutritionRI.com today. $35. Dharma Nutrtion, 69 Silver Lake Ave, Providence. 401-585-6741.

Friday, November 12 Spirit Tree Yoga Immersions: Roots – 5-8pm. In depth exploration of the biomechanics and alignment of standing postures as well as a deeper understanding of what it means to be grounded. $45. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. AllThatMatters.com. Starting and Marketing Your New Business – 6-10pm. Vision/Mission Statements, Elevator Speech, Marketing/Networking/Business Environment. $69. It’s My Health, Nancy Bartlett, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-405-0819. Its-My-Health.com. Guided Meditation Night – 7-8:30pm. Guided meditation designed to help you “Embrace your Power”. With Power comes inner-Strength, Wisdom & Success. You deserve it. All learning levels welcome. $10. Heavenly Hugs, 917A Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Heavenly-Hugs.com/classes.

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A Night of Chants with Gurunam – 7-9pm. Join us for an evening of divine sound with Gurunam Singh. We’ll chant. We’ll meditate. We’ll listen to stories of India and of Yogi Bhajan. Refreshments. $20. Tenth Gate Yoga, Old Almy Village, 1016 East Main Rd, Portsmouth. 401-683-9642. TenthGateYogaCenter.com.

Saturday, November 13 Taoist QI-gong, with Instructor Eric Wilson – 9am-5pm. Full weekend program that will introduce people to the ancient system of health and longevity of Daoists from China. Taught for the first time in this country, exclusively at Shambhala Meditation Centers. $150. Providence Shambhala Center, 541 Pawtucket Ave, 2nd Floor, Pawtucket. Providence.Shambhala.org.

markyourcalendar sunday, November 14 Rhode Island Birth Network Fall Conference – 9:30am-1:00pm. Five workshops will be presented by local birth experts, and cover topics related to pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Workshops of interest for women, families and health care providers. Panel discussion facilitated by local midwife. $35/per person before November 7th, $40 /after. Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, 111 Brewster St, Pawtucket. RIBirthNetwork.com

Wednesday, November 17 The Wednesday Society – 7-8:30pm. Meet with like-minded women to support, inspire, motivate and propel one another to ultimate success. Roundtable forum with educational and motivational talk about living the life we love. Free. The Wednesday Society, Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick. TheWednesdaySociety.com

Thursday, November 18 Superfoods w/ Kali Garges – 6-7pm. Foods you shouldn’t live without. Learn: the top 10 foods to include in your diet, how to incorporate them into daily life, & their specific health benefits. $20. Evolution – Pilates & Nutrition, 685 Metacom Ave, Bristol. 404-396-9331. EvolutionRI.com.

Reiki I Certification Class – 9:30am-5:30pm. Start your journey with Reiki in the Shamballa MultiDimensional Healing System, a gentle hands-on energy balancing technique. Manual, Book & certificate are included. $180. Mónica Fernandes, Destination Massage, 111 Washington St, Suite 201, Plainville, MA. monica@evolutionreiki.com. 508-369-1658.

A Day to Discover Holistic Wellness – 11am-6pm. Spend the day learning about various forms of holistic healing. Speakers, exhibits, and demonstrations on various forms of energy medicine and wellness. Free. RI Holistic Healers Association, held at Positive New Beginnings, 873 Waterman Ave, East Providence. RIHHA.com.

RI Holistic Healers Association – 7-8:30pm. Join other holistic healers to share and network. Yvonne Piette will be speaking on Sharing Knowledge and How to Service Humanity Properly/Correctly. Donation. Suzanne Dillon, Positive New Beginnings, 873 Waterman Ave, East Providence.

Free Yoga & Kettlebell Demo – 10-11:30am. Free Kettlebells and & Yoga Demo. Learn proper anatomical alignment & foundation of Kettlbells and the foundation for a strong Yoga practice. Free with. Sandi & Melissa, 69 Silver Lake Ave, Providence. 401-585-6741. nextgenerationfitnessri.com.

Keeping Your Back & Neck Healthy – 12-4pm. Join Dr. Dwyer to learn the importance of your spine to overall health and techniques for releasing tension, creating balance and developing strength. $55. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. AllThatMatters.com.

Posture Clinic – Legs & Hips – 7:15-9pm. In this series, we will explore various aspects of the asanas (postures) and learn how to find the optimal alignment for individual bodies. Pre-registration required. $18. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave. 2nd Floor, Cranston. 401-780-9809. YogaAtSantosha.com.

The Gift of Manifesting – 10am-12:30pm. Creating the Holiday Traditions You Desire. Let go of expectations of perfection and create an action plan to put the joy back into the holiday season. All materials included. $33/includes a “present”. Angel Whispers, The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917A Warwick Ave, 2nd Floor, Warwick. 401-741-2278.

Workshop – 1-5pm. Learn how to love & forgive yourself and find healthy and lasting relationships. Review and break patterns of past relationships so that you don’t have to attract the same kind of relationship. $60. Pat Hastings, Private home, Narragansett. 401-521-6783. SimplyaWomanofFaith.com.

Reiki I – 10am-4pm. Learn how to increase well being for yourself and others with this gentle and non-invasive technique. $150. Cris McCullough, WIH Health and Wellness Center, 333 Valley Rd, Middletown. 401-847-6551. 2011 & Beyond: Annual Special Event – 126pm. 2011 is a life-changing, threshold year that will keep you on your toes! Join Pepper/Gaia for a lively & interactive day filled with specific details about the year ahead. $125. Susan Lataille & Joy Poland, 75A Eddie Dowling Hwy, North Smithfield. 401-769-1325 x11. PepperLewis.com.

Sunday, November 14 Advanced Techniques in Channeling – 9am5pm. Emphasis of this class is upon the depth and quality of the language, imagery and information we receive. This is designed for those who already have a basic knowledge. $295. Susan Lataille & Joy Poland, 75A Eddie Dowling Hwy, North Smithfield. 401-769-1325 X 11 PepperLewis.com. Reiki III Certification – 9:30am-5:30pm. Become a Reiki Master Practitioner in Shamballa Multi-Dimensional Healing System of Reiki. First half of the master level. Manual and Certificate included. $285. Mónica Fernandes, Reiki Master Teacher, Destination Massage, 111 Washington St, Suite 201, Plainville, MA. monica@evolutionreiki.com. 508-369-1658. Reiki II – 10am-4pm. Learn how to increase well being for yourself and others with this gentle and non-invasive technique. Pre requisite – Reiki I. $150. Cris McCullough, WIH Health and Wellness Center, 333 Valley Rd, Middletown. 401-847-6551.

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Self Defense Class for Women – 4-6pm. Learn skills on how to defend yourself in any unsafe situation. Taught by Sensei Brian Regan. $10 Donation to Rape Crisis Center. Studio Exhale, 1263 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston. 401-383-0839. StudioExhale.com.

Monday, November 15 Shamanic Journey Group – 7-8:45pm. Build and maintain your journey practice to access inner guidance. Knowledge of how to journey is required. Bring a journal and blanket. $10. Katharine Rossi, Mill at Shady Lea, North Kingstown. info@archeofspirit.com. 401-924-0567.

Tuesday, November 16 Everybody, Rise & Shine! – 7-8:15am. A perfect way to “work in” your yoga practice for the day. Begin your day by toning your body, increasing your flexibility & releasing your stress! $55/Tuesday, $44/Thursday or $90/Tuesday and Thursday, per month sessions Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876. BreathingTimeYoga.com. Holistic Stress Management Workshop – 6:308:30pm. Happiness is contagious, so lets beat stress & have some Fun! You will learn an array of holistic techniques to help you reduce stress. Includes Supplies. $30. Heavenly Hugs, 917A Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Heavenly-Hugs.com/classes. Angel Workshop – 7-9:30pm. Working With Angels to Achieve Abundance. $30. Changing Lives, 1308 Atwood Ave. Johnston. 401-533-2860 ChangingLives1Breath.com.

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Friday, November 19 Free Hatha Yoga – 6: 30-8pm. Enjoy increased flexibility, relaxation, rejuvenation, a quieter mind, and a more spiritual sensibility by doing hatha yoga. Kripalu certified teacher. Free. Dr. Lynda Wells, 260B Columbia St, Wakefield. 401-789-5185. DrLyndaWells.com. Living Ayurveda: Dinacharya – 7-8:30pm. Applying Ayurveda to your Yoga and Mantra Practice. Working with your Dosha and the 5 elements to bring balance into your yoga. $15/or class card. Tenth Gate Yoga, Old Almy Village, 1016 East Main Rd, Portsmouth. 401-683-9642. TenthGateYogaCenter.com. Satsang with the Angels – 7-9pm. Satsang brings us back to the Truth of ourselves & affirms the practice of looking within. Join us as we gather together to BE with the Angels. Bring a Journal. $10. Heavenly Hugs, 917A Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-935-8451. heavenly-hugs.com/Satsang. Shambhala Training Level 2: Heart of the Warrior – 7-9pm. Also 11/20 and 11/21, 9am to 5pm. Examine our habitual tendencies, fears, and defense mechanisms; building on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Shambhala Training Level I. Open to Level I graduates. $120/preregister. Shambhala Meditation Center, 541 Pawtucket Ave, 2nd Floor, Pawtucket. 401-305-0762. Providence. Shambhala.org.

Saturday, November 2o Walking for Answers: An Introduction to the Labyrinth – 10am-5pm. Learn the history and the mystery of the labyrinth and how it can enhance and empower your life and well being. Register at LearnConnect.com. $99/Non Members, $95/ Members. Cris McCullough, Providence.


Angel Readings by Joanne & Shari – 11am-3pm. Angels & Guardian Angels allow you to simply be. Angel readings can offer greater insight into your life & provide a higher perspective. Walk-ins welcome. Changing Lives, 1308 Atwood Ave. Johnston. ChangingLives1Breath.com. 401-490-1732 Intro to Aromatherapy & Blending – 1-3pm. Linda Patterson teaches the basics of essential oils, blending, quality, the hazards of poorly made oils & proper health uses. Everyone will make a blend to take home. $35. Mother Mystic, 179 Dean St., Providence. 401-353-3099. MotherMystic.com. Coral Brown at Tenth Gate – 2-4:30pm. Cultivating Gratitude through Prana Flow. The perfect time to dive into an invigorating flow to enhance digestion and release toxins. Prepare for Giving Thanks Day! $35. Tenth Gate Yoga, Old Almy Village, 1016 East Main Road, Portsmouth. 401-683-9642. TenthGateYogaCenter.com. Aura Photos Explained – 6-8:30pm. Gifted Psychic Beth Ann Fisher will provide you with an in depth analysis of your Aura Photo. Aura Photos are available anytime at The Grateful Heart for $20. $45/ Workshop. The Grateful Heart, 17 West Main St, Wickford. 401-294-3981. GratefulHeart.com.

Sunday, November 21 Yoga for Women: For Grace, Strength and Love of Life – 9am-1pm. Join author and international teacher Shakta Kaur Khalsa for this workshop designed for women. Leave with yogic remedies and recipes for health and natural beauty. $55. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. AllThatMatters.com. Advanced Reiki – 10:30am-5:30pm. One day intensive to nurture and advance Reiki practitioners. Includes a Usui Master Attunement and symbol to strengthen your Reiki energy and effectiveness. Pre-requisite: 2nd Degree Reiki. $200. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. AllThatMatters.com. Wellness Expo – 11am-3pm. Visit the Wellness Center and sample some of the services available here. Talk with practitioners in natural health and healing. $40/advance, $50/at the door. Wellness Concierge Centers, 23 Clara Drive, Suite 107A, Mystic, CT. 860-572-4805. WellnessConciergeCenters.com. Open House and Holistic Happening – 11am-3pm. Massage! Reiki! Reflexology! Sample fresh baked autumn delights and light lunch faire! Experience the warmth and charm of gracious estate living at our residence. Free. Tamarisk Assisted Living, 3 Shalom Dr, Warwick. 401-732-0037. TamariskRI.org. The HeaArt and Science of the Body – 2-5pm. Dive into the alignment and actions of specific areas of the body. Explore how that knowledge supports an open heart and balanced energy flow. Focus on Shoulder & Neck. $50. Innerlight Center for Yogan, 850 Aquidneck Ave. Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com.

Monday, November 22 Dancing for Birth 5 Week Series – 5:45-6:45pm. Use dance moves from around the world to gain valuable birth preparation skills & natural pain coping techniques. Build confidence in your own birthing skills & wisdom. $70/5 weeks, $60/before Nov 8. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876. BreathingTimeYoga.com.

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RINaturalAwakenings.com Sunday, November 28 Open House – 7-8pm. Learn about the path of meditation practice and study at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence. Free. Shambhala Meditation Center, 541 Pawtucket Ave, 2nd Floor, Pawtucket. 401-305-0762. Providence.Shambhala.org.

Thursday, November 25 High Street Yoga ThanksGiving Class – 8-9:30am. Give Thanks and Celebrate HSY’s 1st Anniversary with Certified Baptiste Teacher Tamsy Markham. All proceeds from this 90 minute practice to benefit Local Area Food Banks. Donation. High Street Yoga, 44 High St, Westerly. 860-501-8970. HighStreetYoga.com.

Friday, November 26 High Street Yoga Open Studio – 9am-6:30pm. Free Intro to Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Classes at 9, 11, 1, 3 & 5, refreshments, and retail savings. Give the Gift of Yoga! We are one!!!. Free. High Street Yoga, 44 High St, Westerly. 860-501-8970. HighStreetYoga.com Detox Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. Yoga flow to detox the body. Beginning with breathe work (pranayama) while warming the body to prepare for poses to release toxins and remove any impurities. $15. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Road ~lower level, Warwick. 401-615-3433. SerenityYogaRI.com. Magnified Healing® Master Teacher – 9:30am4:30pm. Seeking new ways of living in & healing this world? Receive teaching manual, certificate, a practice CD and one bottle of Essence. Reach for a higher vibration. $180/includes lunch. Adriene Smith, The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917A Warwick Ave, 2nd Floor, Warwick. 401-741-2278.

markyourcalendar saturday, November 27 A Relaxing Shopping Event - 10am-6pm. Find the perfect eco-friendly & fair trade holiday gifts and enjoy a free Reflexology or Reiki treatment from Joanne Salem. Take the stress out of your holiday shopping! Great selection of unique gifts for under $25! Green Envy Eco-Boutique, 223 Goddard Row, Brick Market Place, Newport. 401-619-1993. GreenEnvyShop.com.

Open House to Celebrate 15 Years! – 12-4pm. Enjoy complimentary mini-services, food & beverages. A gift for everyone, door prizes & raffles. Holiday shopping-Gift Certificates and Aveda gift sets available! Free/donations accepted for Lucy’sHearth. Body Matters Day Spa, 850 Aquidneck Ave A10, Middletown. 401-846-8899. BodyMattersDaySpa.com. Stocking Stuffer Sunday Shopping! – 1-5pm. Purchase a 60 min. or more Gift Certificate for any service and receive a free mini session today. Other items for sale – herbal products, jewelry, flower essence, etc. $10/10-minute mini session. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Suite 3, Wakefield. 401-742-2354.Path2Harmony.net. Celiac Support Group of Southeast New England – 1:30-4pm. Pot Luck dinner. Item can be a main course or a dessert. Contact Kathi Thiboutot 401624-8888 with dish choice to eliminate duplications, and bring copes of recipe to share. Members only. St. Theresa’s Church, 265 Stafford Rd, Tiverton.

Monday, November 29 A Night of Gemstones and Jewels – 6-8pm. A variety of completed necklaces, bracelets and suncatchers as well as chakra stones and other gems will be for sale. All pieces are cleansed & blessed. Free. Adriene Smith, The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917A Warwick Ave, 2nd Floor, Warwick. 401-741-2278. Nutrition– 7-8:30pm. With Samantha Lebeau, health coach. Discover the foods to eat to combat stress and fatigue while benefiting your well-being and increasing your vibrancy. Wellness snacks provided. $15. Changing Lives, 1308 Atwood Ave, Johnston. 401-533-2860. ChangingLives1Breath.com. Hypnotize Yourself! – 7-9pm. Also 12/6. Access the power of your unconscious mind to reprogram your behaviors and thoughts. Learn how to use selfhypnosis to reach goals, change habits or just relax more. $50/2 sessions. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. AllThatMatters.com.

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Talk and Demonstration on Network Spinal Analysis - 6:30-9:30pm. Learn about the emerging properties of the Nervous System with Dr Patricia Hogan Casey. Free. It’s My Health, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-725-4380. DrPatOntTheBack.com.

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Kripalu Yoga – 9-9:45am. Postures, breathing and core work to stretch, strengthen and relieve tension. Donations accepted. Church of the Mediator – a UU Fellowship, 50 Rounds Ave, Providence. 401-941-3070. EveryBody’s Yoga – 9-10:15am. Postures, breathing and core work to stretch, strengthen and relieve tension. $48/6, $10/drop in. Burriville Community Recreation Center, 50 Lodge Rd, Pascoag. 401-578-4162. HealingHeartYoga.net. Community Yoga/$5 Donation – 9-10:15am. Basic Yoga Class opened to everyone. Start your day in a beautiful way helping to support a cause! Learn yoga postures, breathe work and relaxation techniques. $5 Donation. Studio Exhale, 1263 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston. 401-383-0839. StudioExhale.com. Open Meditation and Chants – 10-12pm. Community practice of basic mindfulness meditation. Instruction offered. Free/No pre-registration. Shambhala Meditation Center, 541 Pawtucket Ave, 2nd Floor, Pawtucket. 401-305-0762. Providence.Shambhala.org. Gentle Yoga For Beginners and Advanced – 1011am. Breathing, (Pranayama), gentle to more vigorous postures, and rejuvenation, (Savasana) in a cozy atmosphere. $10. Yoga Spirit, Mohan, 95 Bay View Ave, Cranston. JohnFazzino@mac.com. 401-965-8074. Family Yoga – 10:45-11:30am. Adults and children ages 4-11 derive enormous benefits from yoga. Exercise, play and connect with your children. $18/includes 1 adult. 1 child. $4/each additional. Simplify Yoga, 2076 Nooseneck Hill Rd, Coventry. 401-419-1298. SimplifyYoga.com. Reiki Clinic – 12-2:30pm. 2nd Sunday. Experience a session for a love offering donation to a local charity. Registration required. Donation. It’s My Health, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-405-0819. Its-My-Health.com. Urban Bhakti Groove – 3-4:30pm. On the Pawtucket/East Side line. Up-beat vinyasa flow class with meditative chanting and deep relaxation. $15/ drop in, $5 to a city based charity. Shri Studio, Urban Revitalization Yoga, 21 Broad St, Pawtucket. 401-441-8600. shri-studio.com. Old Catholic Inclusive Mass – 6-7pm. An inclusive Catholic Mass where all are equal and all are welcome. Low religion, high spirituality, great theology! Coffee hour follows every Mass. Free. Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House, 209 Douglas Ave., Providence. HolyParaclete.org.

Monday

Cardio Mix – 6:15-7am. A little Zumba fitness and Hi-Lo dance with some boxing moves to get those arms in shape while getting your cardio burn. $45/10, $6/drop in. Margie Caldwell, Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 401-732-6307. AMF-Fitness.com.

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Sculpt & Tone – 7:30-8:30am. With cardio intervals. Using primary bands for resistance, this workout will tone, strengthen, and ramp up your metabolism. $45/10, $6/drop in. Margie Caldwell, Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 401-732-6307. AMF-Fitness.com. Transform Your Life – 8-11:30am. Meditation sessions at 8am & 10am. Learn to manage stress, awaken intuition & connect to spirit using guided breath control, visualization & sound. $20/Call to register. Under The Sun Meditation Ctr & Bookstore, 31B Bridge St, Newport. 401-339-6092. UnderTheSunECC.com. Pilates Flex, Stretch and Tone – 9-10am. All levels, full body movement class for flexibility, muscle tone and balance. $15. Pilates West Bay, 5 Division St., East Greenwich. PilatesWestBay.com. Zumba Fitness Class – 9-10am. Basic fitness choreography, ideal for beginners. Followed by stretch. $65/10, $8/drop in. Margie Caldwell, Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 401-732-6307. AMF-Fitness.com. Anusara Yoga – 9-10:30am. A heart opening, highly therapeutic style, all levels class. $15. Yoga Connect, 840 Smithfield Rd, Lincoln. 401-333-5007. YogaConnectsUs.com. All Level Yoga (Vinyasa) – 10-11:15am. Moderately paced Yoga flow, with deep stretching, to energize, tone, and strengthen the body. In the peaceful setting of the Zen Center. $96/8, $14/ drop-in. TheYogaStudio of Blackstone RiverValley, 99 Pound Rd., Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com. Wellness Concierge Centers Of Natural Health & Healing – 10am-5pm. Acupuncture, Reiki, Massage Therapy, Thermography, CranioSacral, Kinesiology, HypnoTherapy, Asyra Testing, Nutritional Counseling. By Appointment. Dr. Jackie Campisi and Jamie Lee, Wellness Concierge Centers, 23 Clara Dr, Mystic, CT. 860-572-4805. WellnessConciergeCenters.com. Aquacise Classes – 10:30-11:30am. Class in 88-degree indoor pool feature endurance, strengthening and balance exercise. $35/per month. Atria Lincoln Place, 612 George Washington Hwy., Lincoln. 401-334-1686. Zumba Class – 4:30-5:30pm. Latin inspired, easy to follow and calorie burning fitness party. $12. RI Pilates Studio, 85 Industrial Circle, Lincoln. 401-335-3099. RIPilatesStudio.com. Anusara Yoga with Sara Davidson – 5-6:30pm. On the Pawtucket/East Side line. With one of the 300 most experienced anusara teachers in the country. Heart-oriented, spiritually inspiring using Universal Principles of Alignment. $99/11 $45/5 or $10/Drop in. Shri Studio, Urban Revitalization Yoga, 21 Broad St, Pawtucket. 401-441-8600. Shri-Studio.com. Beginners Yoga – 5:15-6:30pm. Basic postures and vinyasa flow; alignment and movement with the breath. $10/6, $12/drop in. Renee Katz, Healthi Directions, 11 Kenyon Ave, Wakefield. 401-864-0947. HealthiDirections.com.

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Environment Council of RI Meeting – 5:307:30pm. 1st Monday. Check website for schedule changes. Free. Environment Council of RI, The Department of Administration Bldg, Conference Room B, One Capitol Hill, Providence. EnvironmentCouncilRI.org. Zumba! – 6-7pm. Latin-inspired dance aerobic program with caloric output up to 750/ hr. $80/8, $12/drop in. Unique Total Body, 190 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 401-233-2348. UniqueTotalBody.com.

Belly Dancing with Mahdia – 6-7:15pm. Get in shape and explore the Middle Eastern style-Raks Sharqi. $60/6, $13/drop in. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310. VillageWellnessCenter@verizon.net.

Literacy Volunteers of Kent County- Tutor Training Workshop – 6-9pm. Through DEC in Coventry. LVKC is nonprofit and trains tutors to teach adults who have Basic Reading or ESL needs. Volunteers are always needed. Nominal fee for materials. Literacy Volunteers of Kent County, 1672 Flat River Rd, Coventry. 401-822-9103. CoventryLibrary.org. Pilates/Yoga – 7-8pm. Strengthening the core, improving posture and muscle tone. Stabilizing the spine while finding focus and balance. (on the mat) one hour class with Parker. $13. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Road~lower level, Warwick. 401-615-3433. serenityyogari.com. Women’s Spirituality/Intention Group – 7-9pm. 2nd Monday. Dynamic group to share intentions and dreams. Open to all seeking a deeper connection. $15. Pat Hastings, Providence. 401-521-6783. SimplyAWomanofFaith.com.

Tuesday

Vinyasa with Bryna Rene – 9:30-11am. Physically challenging with visualization and mental gymnastics. $120/10, $15/drop in. The Yoga Loft, 16 Cutler St, Warren. 401-245-0881. YogaLoftRI.com. T’ai Chi – 1-2pm. Beginners classes in T’ai Chi, Short Form. Donations accepted. Dr. Michael Gottfried, 1272 West Main Rd., Middletown. DrMGottfried@hotmail.com. 401-849-7011.

Svaroopa Yoga – 4-5:30pm. Very gentle, deeply healing. Focus is on releasing the muscles along the spinal column. Pre-registration is necessary. $112/8, $17/drop in. Blissful Moment Yoga, 1006 Charles St. #10A, N Providence. 401-742-8020. BlissfulMomentYoga.com. Kids Fitness – 4-5:30pm. Dedicated to health and fitness while having fun. Kids will enjoy hip hop, boot camp style workouts, mini fitness challenges, and games. $5/call to reserve. BIA Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com.

Anusara Yoga – 4:30-6pm. See Monday at 9 for details. $15/Drop in. Yoga Connect, 840 Smithfield Rd, Lincoln. 401-333-5007. YogaConnectsUs.com.

Vinyasa Yoga Deliciously Challenging – 5-6:30pm. Detoxify and strengthen your body while uplifting your heart and spirit. See website for full schedule. $45/6 classes new student special. One Yoga Center, 142 A Danielson Pike (Rt. 6), Foster. 401-368-9642. OneYogaCenter.com. Beginner’s Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. Strengthen and stretch with focus on alignment. $60/6,$12/drop in. West Shore Wellness, 2077 West Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-734-9355. WestShoreWellness.com.


Gentle Yoga For Beginners and Advanced – 5:30-6:30pm. See Sunday at 10 am for details. $10. Yoga Spirit, Mohan, 95 Bay View Ave, Cranston. JohnFazzino@mac.com. 401-965-8074.

Strong Flow Yoga – 5-6:15pm. Strengthen body, mind and spirit enjoying a healthy challenge. First class free, $45/6. One Yoga Center, 142 A Danielson Pike (rt. 6), Foster. 401-368-9642. Youphoria.biz.

All Level Yoga – 5:45-7pm. Combination Hatha Yoga class: Yin Yoga (deep stretch) & Vinyasa flow in the peaceful setting of the Zen Center. $96/8, $14/ drop-in. TheYogaStudio of Blackstone RiverValley, 99 Pound Rd., Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.

Anusara Yoga Level 1 – 5:15-6:30pm. See Monday at 9 for details. $15/drop in. Yoga Connect, 840 Smithfield Rd, Lincoln. 401-333-5007. YogaConnectsUs.com.

Hatha Yoga – 5:45-6:45pm. Mixed levels, beginners welcome. Ask about new student specials. $72/6, $14/drop in. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310. VillageWellnessCenter.com.

Zumba! – 6-7pm. See Monday at 6pm for details. $80/8, $12/drop in. Unique Total Body, 190 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 401-233-2348. UniqueTotalBody.com. Zumba – 6:30-7:30pm. Latin inspired dance workout. Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Calypso, and more! Love to live, live to party with zumba!. $10. BIA Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com. All Level Yoga – 6:30-7:45pm. Combination class: Deep, yet gentle stretching (Yin Yoga) with a moderately-paced Vinyasa flow will leave you feeling renewed & energized. Class open to Beginners. $96/8 classes, $14 drop-in. The Yoga Studio of BlackstoneRiverValley, 99 Pound Rd., (@ The Zen Center), Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.

RI Sierra Club Monthly Meeting – 7-8pm. 2nd Tuesday. Get involved with grassroots conservation activities. Free. Sierra Club, 17 Gordon Ave, Suite 208, Providence. 401-855-2103. RhodeIsland.SierraClub.org.

Yoga for Athletes – 7-8:15pm. Enhance performance in sports or any physical activity. This class will improve balance and focus while increasing core strengthen and flexibility. $13. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Road~lower level, Warwick. 401-615-3433. SerenityYogaRI.com.

Meditation Nights – 7-8:30pm. Every 1st, and 3rd Tuesday. Deep breathing, relaxation, visualization, energization exercises, chanting and time-tested meditation techniques of concentration. All are welcome. Donation. West Shore Wellness, 2077 West Shore Rd, Unit 3, Warwick. 401-734-9355. WestShoreWellness.com.

Westerly Arts Night – 5-8pm. 1st Wednesday. Downtown galleries and studios open in unison to exhibit new works. Free. Artists Cooperative Gallery, 12 High St, Westerly. 401-596-2221. WesterlyArts.com.

Beginner Amrit Yoga – 7:30-8:45pm. Integrates joyful inner stillness with outer action. Open to beginners and experienced. $18/2 classes. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave., Cranston. 401-780-9809. YogaAtSantosha.com. Intro to Yoga/Beginners – 7:30-8:45pm. Brand new to Yoga come experience this class! Learn yoga postures, breath work, and relaxation techniques in a supportive and peaceful environment with 2 Instructors. $13. Studio Exhale, 1263 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston. 401-383-0839. StudioExhale.com.

Wednesday

Cardio Mix – 6:15-7am. See Monday at 6am for details. $45/10, $6/drop in. Margie Caldwell, Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 401-732-6307. AMF-Fitness.com. Sculpt & Tone – 7:30-8:30am. See Monday at 7:30am for details. $45/10, $6/drop in. Margie Caldwell, Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 401-732-6307. AMF-Fitness.com. Zumba Fitness Class – 9-10am. See Monday at 9am for details. $65/10, $8/drop in. Margie Caldwell, Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 401-732-6307. AMF-Fitness.com. Thanksgiving Food Drive – 9am-6:30pm. During the month of November, we are collecting nonperishable items to donate to local food pantry for Thanksgiving. Any food donation will be greatly appreciated. Free. Cumberland Family Chiropractic LLC, 2333 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 401-334-0535.

Yoga for Everybody – 7-8:30pm. No worries about your size or shape or level of fitness. See web for full schedule. $45/6, new student special. One Yoga Center, 142 A Danielson Pike (Rt. 6), Foster. 401-368-9642.

Nia Class – 9:30-10:30am. Great way to get moving and lose those extra pounds. Learn how to exercise by following the ‘pleasure principle’. $38/month. Wendy Rappaport, Quonnie Grange, Route 1, Charlestown. 860-881-3222. NiaNow.com.

Weight Loss Program with EFT – 7:15-8pm. 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Release negative emotions, make better food choices and eat mindfully. $20. Greenville Family Counseling, 3 Austin Ave, Greenville. 401-949-2917. ChoicesandPrevention.com.

Wintertime Farmers Market – 4-7pm. Featuring a variety of locally produced goods, including vegetables, jams, jellies, artisan breads and pastries, gluten free breads, tortillas, chocolates, fair trade coffee hot or by the pound. Free. Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St, Pawtucket.

A Course in Miracles Study Group – 7-9pm. Learn how to bring miracles into one’s life. Drop-in. $5. It’s My Health, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-405-0819. Its-My-Health.com.

Yoga: Beginning Level – 7:15-8:30pm. Learn how to safely hold postures, build core strength and move with the breath for an enjoyable practice. In the peaceful setting of the Zen Center. $96/8, $14/ drop-in. TheYogaStudio of Blackstone RiverValley, 99 Pound Rd., Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.

Chair Massage – 10am-12pm. Jenny will offer chair massage. Great selection of healthy baked goods, tea, coffee, vegetarian lunches. $1/minute. The Food Coop, 357 Main St, Wakefield.

Whole Foods Waterman St Neighborhood Night – 4:30-6:30pm. Taste something special from every department, new theme every week. Free. Whole Foods, 261 Waterman St, Providence. 401-272-1690. WholeFoods.com.

Men’s Yoga – 6-7pm. Gentle and relaxing, beginners welcome. Ask about new student specials. $72/6, $14/drop in. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310. VillageWellnessCenter.com.

PhysicalFusion Barre Tuff Class – 6-7pm. Create a lean body with light weights, ballet barre. Also 8:30am Sat. PhysicalFusion Lite (less tuff) 9:45am Th & 9:45am Sat. $15. Pilates West Bay, 5 Division St., 2nd floor, East Greenwich. PilatesWestBay.com. Zumba! – 6-7pm. See Monday at 6pm for details. $80/8, $12/drop in. Unique Total Body, 190 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 401-233-2348. UniqueTotalBody.com. Svaroopa Yoga – 6-7:30pm. See Tuesday at 4 for details. $112/8, $17/drop in. Blissful Moment Yoga, 1006 Charles St. #10A, N Providence. 401-742-8020. BlissfulMomentYoga.com. Zumba – 6:15-7:15pm. See Tuesday at 6:30 for details. $10. BIA Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com.

Beginners Yoga – 6:30-8pm. Warm-ups, therapeutic postures, breathing techniques and deep relaxation. Visit website for more information. $100/7, $20/ Drop in. Body Mind RI, 1215 Reservoir Ave, Garden City, Cranston. 401-369-8115. BodyMindRI.com.

Anusara All Levels – 6:45-8:15pm. See Monday at 9 for details. $15. Yoga Connect, 840 Smithfield Rd, Lincoln. 401-333-5007. YogaConnectsUs.com. Meditation Service – 7-8pm. Affirmative message and guided meditation, join us for a mid week spiritual lift. Free. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 West Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552. ConcordiaChurchRI.com.

Meditation – 7-9pm. Weekly group with guided imagery for relaxation and focus. Open enrollment. $10. Sharon McMahon, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield. 401-742-2354. Path2Harmony.net. Meditation & Christian Mysticism – 7-9pm. Prayer, Meditation, Blessing, Light, Soul are mystical topics that we cover. Free. Rev Michaela Walters, Motion Center, 111 Chestnut St, Providence. 857-231-1920. CentersOfLight.org.

Zumba Class – 7:30-8:30pm. Latin inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning class. Bring clean sneakers. $12/drop-in, $90/10. RI Pilates Studio, 85 Industrial Circle, Lincoln. 401-335-3099. RIPilatesStudio.com. Prenatal Yoga with Karen Lee – 7:30-9pm. Ease through pregnancy by strengthening abdominal tone and relaxation skills. $15/drop in, discount packages available. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876. BreathingTimeYoga.com.

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Hatha Yoga Psychology – 6:30-9pm. Theory of wholism as an approach to physical and emotional self-healing. A levels welcome, some experience helpful. $140/course, $40/drop in. Body Mind RI, 1215 Reservoir Ave, Garden City, Cranston. 401-369-8115. BodyMindRI.com.

Thursday

Gentle Yoga For Beginners and Advanced – 7-8am. See Sunday at 10 am for details. $10. Yoga Spirit, Mohan, 95 Bay View Ave, Cranston. 401-965-8074. YogaSpiritRI.com.

Hatha Yoga – 7-8:15pm. See Tuesday at 5:45pm for details. $72/6, $14/drop in. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310. VillageWellnessCenter.com.

Mixed Level Yoga – 9:30-11am. Flowing movements and deeper holds. First Class Free. One Yoga Studio, 142A Danielson Pike (2nd Floor), Foster. 401-578-4162. HealingHeartYoga.net. Svaroopa Yoga – 9:45-11:15am. See Tuesday at 4pm for details. $112/8, $17/drop in. Blissful Moment Yoga, 1006 Charles St. #10A, N Providence. 401-742-8020. BlissfulMomentYoga.com.

Barre and Ball Class – 10am-11pm. Ballet barre (30 min) and Pilates on stability ball (30 min) moves to lengthen and tone muscles. $12/drop in, $150/15. RI Pilates Studio, 85 Industrial Circle, Lincoln. 401-335-3099. RIPilatesStudio.com. Aquacise Classes – 10:30-11:30am. See Monday at 10:30 for details. $35/per month. Atria Lincoln Place, 612 George Washington Hwy., Lincoln. 401-334-1686. Yoga & Relaxation — 12:30-1:30pm. Breathing, poses, relaxation and meditation to relieve stress. 30 minutes of movement/yoga, 10 minutes of meditation and 20 minutes of a guided, supported savasana. No experience is necessary. $16/Drop in. Innerlight Center for Yoga, 850 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com.

Kids Zumba (Zumbatomic) – 4-4:45pm. Crank it up, shake it up, and turn up the fun with Zumba! Kids will have fun with Hip Hop, Salsa, Calypso, Merengue, Cumbia, and more. $5/call to reserve. BIA Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com.

Yin (Gentle) Yoga – 4-5pm. On the Pawtucket/East Side line. Quiet practice using floor postures to stretch and stimulate. All levels. $99/11, $45/5,$10/Drop in. Shri Studio, Urban Revitalization Yoga, 21 Broad St, Pawtucket. 401-441-8600. shri-studio.com. Kids Yoga Club – 5-6pm. Fun filled class emphasizing breath, postures and meditation. Ages 5-12. (Younger kids or siblings are welcome if accompanied by an adult). $10. The Yoga Loft, 16 Cutler St, Warren. 401-245-0881. YogaLoftRI.com.

Open Yoga – 5:30-6:45pm. Covering the basics in a relaxed atmosphere. All levels. $10/drop in $42/6. Yoga School of South County, 1058 Kingstown Rd, Peace Dale. 401-782-9511. MakeItSoYoga.com.

Beginner Iyengar yoga – 5:30-7pm. Strengthen and stretch with focus on alignment. $5 off first class. $16/drop in, $14/student. Motion Center, 111 Chestnut St, Providence. 401-654-6650. MotionCenter.com. Yoga for Stress Reduction – 5:45-7pm. In the peaceful setting of the Zen Center, learn Hatha yoga postures that reduce the effects of stress on the body. Suitable for all levels. $96/8, $14/ drop-in. TheYogaStudio of Blackstone RiverValley, 99 Pound Rd., Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.

Zumba – 6-7pm. See Tuesday at 6:30 for details. $10. BIA Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com. All Levels Pilates – 6-7pm. Focus on alignment and course ability. Total body workout that tones,strengthens, improves balance, mobility and agility. $12/drop-in, packages available. Simplify Yoga, 2076 Nooseneck Hill Rd, Coventry. 401-419-1298. simplifyyoga.com. Vinyasa Yoga Deliciously Challenging! – 6-7:45pm. See Tuesday at 5 for details. $45/6 classes, new student special. One Yoga Center, 142 A Danielson Pike (Rt. 6), Foster. 401-368-9642. Combination Class: Deep Stretch (Yin Yoga)/ Vinyasa Flow – 6-8pm. Yin Yoga, a deep and relaxing stretch. At 7:00, transition to a moderately paced vinyasa flow. Choose one, or take both. $96/8, $14/ drop-in. The Yoga Studio of BlackstoneRiverValley, The Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd., Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com. Pilates w/Props – 6:30-7:30pm. Promotes deeper awareness, concentration, stability and control. $15/ or purchase a pass. Pilates West Bay, 5 Division St, Bdg D, East Greenwich. 401-261-4137. PilatesWestBay.com. EveryBody’s Yoga – 6:30-7:45pm. See Sunday at 9am for details. $48/6, $10/drop in. Burrillville Community Recreation Center, 50 Lodge Rd, Pascoag. 401-578-4162. HealingHeartYoga.net.

All the great things are simple, and many

can be expressed in a single word: freedom,

justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. ~ Winston Churchill

Gentle Yoga – 6-7pm. Mind-body awareness, posture and alignment and breathing techniques. Beginners welcome. $12/drop in, $60/6 weeks. West Shore Wellness, 2077 West Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-734-9355. WestShoreWellness.com.

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Kundalini Yoga – 7-8:30pm. Postures, pranayam, mantra, music and meditation for relaxation, selfhealing. $100/10, $12/drop-in $10/students. St Martin’s Church, 50 Orchard Ave, Great Hall, Providence. satkartarkaur@khalsa.com. 508-376-6206.

Meditation for Everyone – 7:30-8:15pm. Open Meditaion w/Sara Davidson. A peaceful, supportive and relaxing environment. Practice is therapeutic for your nervous system and calming for your body and mind. No experience needed. By Donation. Studio Exhale, 1263 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston. 401-383-0839. StudioExhale.com.

Friday

Cardio Mix – 6:15-7am. See Monday at 6am for details. $45/10, $6/drop in. Margie Caldwell, Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 401-732-6307. AMF-Fitness.com. Sculpt & Tone – 7:30-8:30am. See Monday at 7:30am for details. $45/10, $6/drop in. Margie Caldwell, Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 401-732-6307. AMF-Fitness.com.

Newport County Networkers – 8-10am. 3rd Friday. Join other networkers for a continental breakfast. Includes introductions and a 10 minute networking presentation to sharpen your skills. Please register at NewportCountyNetworkers.Eventbrite.com. $5/for Continental Breakfast. Terry Wildemann, Newport Beach Hotel and Suites, Memorial and Wave Ave., Newport. 401-849-5900. WindsofChange.biz. Zumba Fitness Class – 9-10am. See Monday at 9am for details. $65/10, $8/drop in. Margie Caldwell, Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 401-732-6307. AMF-Fitness.com.

Pilates Wunda Chair Class – 9am-9:30pm. Strengthen and lengthen muscles and improve balance. Class is limited to 6 students, call to reserve. $60/5, $15/ drop-in. RI Pilates Studio, 85 Industrial Circle, Lincoln. 401-335-3099. RIPilatesStudio.com. Acupuncture Stress Reduction Clinic – 2-6pm. 45-minute Acupuncture Stress Reduction session. Calm your body and mind and gain greater clarity. Contact for an appointment. $45. Wellness Concierge Centers, 23 Clara Drive, Suite 107A, Mystic, CT. 860-572-4805. WellnessConciergeCenters.com.

Gentle Yoga For Beginners and Advanced – 4-5pm. See Sunday at 10 am for details. $10. Yoga Spirit, Mohan, 95 Bay View Ave, Cranston. JohnFazzino@mac.com. 401-965-8074.

Gentle/Restorative Yoga Class – 5-6:30pm. Promotes passive muscular release and deep relaxation. First class free. One Yoga Studio, 142A Danielson Pike (2nd Floor), Foster. 401-578-4162. HealingHeartYoga.net. Zumba – 5:30-6:30pm. Latin-inspired, easy-tofollow, calorie-burning, dance fitness-party. Wear comfortable support sneakers, bring a water bottle and towel. $15. The Yoga Loft, 16 Cutler St, Warren. 401-245-0881. YogaLoftRI.com.

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Dance Fusion – 6-7pm. Open and flow with innate joy, based on Body Energy Chakras. All ages and levels. $8/class. Newman YMCA, 472 Taunton Ave, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-7103. Community Yoga with Toni Lynn Bonadi – 6-7:15pm. Beginner’s class that leaves you relaxed and rejuvenated. $5. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Fl, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876. BreathingTimeYoga.com. Women’s Spirituality/Intention Group – 7-9pm. 2nd Friday. See Monday at 7pm for details. $15. Pat Hastings, Providence. 401-521-6783. SimplyAWomanOfFaith.com.

Hawaiian Hula for Exercise – 7:30-8:30pm. An ancient tradition, interpreted for the mainstream. No experience necessary. $18/2. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave., Cranston. 401-780-9809. YogaAtSantosha.com.

5 Rhythms/Waves Movement Practice – 7:309:30pm. Explore the movement maps of the 5 Rhythms: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness. Come to move, sweat, breathe and dance in a playful and spiritual practice. $18. Studio Exhale, 1263 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston. 401-383-0839. StudioExhale.com.

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Transform Your Life – 8am-3:30pm. Meditation groups 8am, 10am & 2pm. Learn to manage stress, awaken intuition & connect to spirit using guided breath control, visualization & sound. $20/ Call to register. Under The Sun Meditation Ctr & Bookstore, 31B Bridge St, Newport. 401-339-6092. UnderTheSunECC.com. Beyond Basics Class – 9-10:15am. Vinyasa flow, sun salutations and more advanced postures to connect your body, spirit and mind. Small classes emphasize proper alignment and moving with the breath. $10/6, $12/drop in. Renee Katz, Healthi Directions, 11 Kenyon Ave, Wakefield. 401-864-0947. HealthiDirections.com.

Deliciously Meditative Yoga Class – 9-10:30am. Replenish and de-stress, become joyful and centered. Moderate class, all levels. New students free. One Yoga Center, 142A Danielson Pike, Foster. 401-368-9642. Youphoria.biz. Kripalu Yoga – 9:30-10:30am. Mixed levels, beginners welcome. New student specials. $14/ drop in, $72/6. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310. VillageWellnessCenter.com. All Level Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. A blend of posture flows to music and deep floor work to tone, strengthen, release tension & energize! In the peaceful setting of the Zen Center. $96/8, $14/ drop-in. TheYogaStudio of Blackstone RiverValley, 99 Pound Rd., Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.

Beginners Yoga – 9:30-11am. See Wednesday at 6:30 pm for details. $20/drop in, $100/7. Body Mind RI, 1215 Reservoir Ave, Garden City, Cranston. 401-369-8115. BodyMindRI.com. Free Tour of Alternative Food Co-op – 10-11am. Eat organic, whole foods and conserve natural resources. Cooking demo. Free. Alternative Food Co-op, 357 Main St, Wakefield. 401-789-2240. AlternativeFoodCoop.com.

Nia Class – 10-11am. Fusion fitness movement class that blends rhythmic music with easy to follow movements. $3/members, $6/non members. Sandra Fontana, Johnston Community Center, 1291 Hartford Ave, Johnston. 401-487-6977. NIANow.com.

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Body Transformers (NGF) – 10am-12:30pm. The perfect Fitness Fusion combining Kettlebells, High Velocity Vinyasa Yoga and Nutrition. B-Hot for the Holidays. See website for more details. Next Generation Fitness, 69 Silver Lake Ave, Providence. 401-585-6741. NextGenerationFitnessRI.com. Wintertime Farmers Market – 10am-1pm. Featuring a variety of locally produced goods, including vegetables, jams, jellies, artisan breads and pastries, gluten free breads, tortillas, chocolates, fair trade coffee hot or by the pound. Free. Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St, Pawtucket. Gentle Prenatal – 10:15-11:15am. Deepen relationship with your baby through breathing and yoga poses. $10/drop in, $42/6. Yoga School of South County, 1058 Kingstown Rd, Peace Dale. 401-782-9511. Prenatal Yoga – 10:45am-12pm. Explore changes and prepare for childbirth in a supportive atmosphere. $16/drop in, $104/8 week series. Motion Center, 111 Chestnut St, Providence. 401-654-6650. MotionCenter.com. Kids Zumba (ZumbAtomic) – 11-11:45am. See Thursday at 4 for details. $5/call to reserve. BIA Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com. Kids Yoga – 12-1pm. Kids lengthen and strengthen their muscles while having fun and building self confidence with games and practice, while learning breathing techniques and relaxation. $5/call to reserve. BIA Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com. Rhode Island Orchid Society Monthly Meeting – 12:30-2pm. Last Saturday. Free. Rhode Island Orchid Society, Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Greenhouse entrance, Providence. 401-769-0369. RIOrchidSociety.com. Grandmother’s Empowerment Group – 1-3pm. Usually the 1st Saturday. Based on A Call to Power: The Grandmothers Speak: finding balance in a chaotic world. Donation. The Healing Circle, Providence. 508-292-2798. ProvidenceHealingCircle.com. Vitamin Smart Diet Therapy & Dietary Supplements – 1:30-7pm. Naturopathic care, weight loss, chronic conditions, anti-aging and more. Health Insurance accepted. Vitamin Smart, 40 Charles St Unit C, Wakefield. 401-782-6800. CPR Certification – 2-4pm. Learn how to save a life. Class will cover all you need to become proficient. Nationally recognized certification card will be issued upon successful completion. $50. It’s My Health, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-405-0819. Its-My-Health.com. Seagrave Observatory Public Night – 8-10pm. Viewings through a variety of telescopes every clear Saturday Night, weather permitting. Free. Skyscrapers, 47 Peep Toad Rd, North Scituate. TheSkyScrapers.org.

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THE GRATEFUL HEART 17 West Main Street Wickford, RI 02852 401-294-3981 GratefulHeart.com

Books on Spirituality, Metaphysics, Psychology, Shamanism, Alternative Healing, Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking. Kirlian Aura Photos. Meaningful jewelry with crystals and gemstones, Angels, Buddhas, Tibetan Singing bowls, Native American sacred herbs, dreamcatchers. Candles, incense, cards and beautiful music on CD. Psychic and Tarot Readings - Call for appointment. See ad, page 6.

chiropractor Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Michael Gottfried 1272 West Main Rd. Aquidneck Chiropractic Middletown, RI 02842 401-849-7011 DrMGottfried@hotmail.com My purpose is to support you by listening to you; providing you with gentle, low force chiropractic care coupled with stress management, nutrition, and exercise information to assist you to take action on your road back to health. With 30 years of experience doing what I love to do in a supportive environment, miracles can happen.

coaches INFINITE POTENTIAL

Guidance in Achieving Your Goals David Monson 181 Main Street, 2nd floor, Blackstone, MA 508-883-1007 Dave@InfinitePotentialLiving.com InfinitePotentialLiving.com As a certified Life Coach, I have been coaching individuals and groups for many years in the areas of Successful Communication, Personal Relationships and Life Strategy Development. Men and women alike often wonder if they’re using their gifts effectively to contribute to themselves, those they love or others in their environment. We offer without obligation a complimentary consultation to determine if we can assist you in co-developing a focused path toward greater success, attainment of your dreams and a more fulfilled way of living. See ad page 13.

COLON HYDROTHERAPY

The Fountain of Youth RI/USA Find Your Eternal Youth & Beauty 401-742-0512 info@ilovemyfountainofyouth.com ilovemyfountainofyouth.com

Innovative Energy Work At Its Finest. There are no office visits. Cleanse and nourish your body, mind and spirit. Transform your life with positive energy. Remove mental and physical tensions. Find tranquility and inner peace. Offering healing waters, tachyon wands, energized jewelry, ascension wear and more…Home of the * Camelot * Love Wand. Secondary income stream for Energy Workers. Create More Zen In 2010.

Inner Health Colon Hydrotherapy

Lori DeLang, I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist 450 Chauncy St., Mansfield, MA at Rtes. 95, 495 & 106 508-261-1611 • loridelang@comcast.net InnerHealthofMansfield.com Cleanse your colon with privacy and dignity, using the premier Angel of Water system. The large intestine (colon) is cleansed by instilling purified water into the lower bowel through a disposable nozzle. The water initiates natural movement of the colon to eliminate waste. You remain in control of the flow of water at all times. Remember: The Road to Good Health is Paved with Good Intestines! See ad, page 16.

feng shui Designs by Dragonfly Design in Feng Shui 1-401-383-2674

Reconnect to your house and yourself with Feng Shui. Graduate of Sheffield School of Interior Design, New York, 20 years in alternative and new age.

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Holistic counseling using hypnosis to access the root cause of imbalances and transform your relationship with others and self.  Depth Hypnosis works with your inner wisdom to heal and create lasting change.  Phone and office sessions available.

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holistic body work Dog training Solid K9 Training

Jeff Gellman 401-527-6354 SolidK9Training.com Jeff Gellman, a nationally recognized dog trainer and whisperer, will show you the 4 most important things to get you the most out of your relationship with your dog using his own system of obedience training, behavior modification, household management and exercise. Jeff is a real world at home dog trainer who does not use treats, clickers, choke chains, head halters, punishment or bribery. Based in Providence and traveling nationwide. See ad page 12.

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holistic guidance Angel Whispers Rhode Island 917 A Warwick Ave Warwick, RI 401-741-2278 AngelWhispersRI.com.

Offering a variety of holistic energy therapies, which can be scheduled at Wellness Center at Gold Plaza in Warwick, private homes, businesses, hospitals, and nursing homes. Adriene also conducts Reiki certification courses and workshops on a variety of topics related the wellness. See ad, page 10.

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NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS Keri Layton, N.D.

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Consulting Hypnotist, Coach & Motivator 401-623-6709 • markdashley@gmail.com MarkDAshley.com Motivation by means of hypnosis. Achieve amazing success with weight loss, fitness goals, stress management, insomnia, motivation, procrastination, anxiety, phobias, smoking and compulsive behaviors.

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Newport, RI 401-847-6551 TheHolisticTarot.blogspot.com TheHolisticTarot.com TheLabyrinthLadies.com Let me help you move through times of transition and transformation in your life. I offer integrative, holistic insights and solutions customized to your needs. Holistic Tarot, Spiritual Astrology, Energy Healing, Reiki II, Body Talk, Ear Coning, Life Coach, Non-denominational Celebrant.

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JOHN KOENIG, BOARD CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST

739 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 401-374-1890 possibilities.nu Transformational hypnosis for lasting personal change. Smoking cessation. Weight loss. Stress. Pain. Relationships. Career issues. Sports. Goals. Habits. Fears. ADD issues. Confidence. Complementary medical hypnosis. Affordable. Fast. Effective. Free evaluation if desired. Visit website for free newsletter and information.

Joanna Meriwether, BS, MSW Holistic Health Education & Counseling 401-837-8870 jpmeriwether@gmail.com joannameriwether.com

Looking for someone who will listen deeply to your health concerns? Someone grounded in the sciences of health? Someone who has already done the research so you don’t have to? Using my training in physiology, psychology, and spirituality, I help people who are frustrated with their health, and want to use holistic options, find the best solution to help them feel well again. Email - call - read the blog to connect and learn more!

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Rev. Natalia de Rezendes Slatersville, RI 401-766-8316 nathalia47@aol.com OneVoiceCentral.com Create the Wedding ceremony of your heart’s desire with Rev. Natalia! Whether it be traditional or nontraditional 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.

111 Chestnut St., Providence, RI Also at All That Matters, Wakefield, RI 401-536-4327 • KLaytonND.com Naturopathic medicine at its best. Diet and nutrient therapy, herbal medicine, NAET, homeopathy. Safe and effective treatments for men, women and children of all ages.

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Dr Cathy Picard, N.D. 250 Eddie Dowling Hwy • North Smithfield RI 401-597-0477 • DrCathyPicard.com Whole-person health care for the entire family using safe and effective natural medicines. Meeting your health care needs with homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition and biotherapeutic drainage. Focus includes pediatrics and childhood developmental issues including autism and ADHD.

PROVIDENCE WHOLISTIC HEALTHCARE

Sheila M. Frodermann, MA, ND, FHANP 144 Waterman St., Providence, RI 401-455-0546 • ProvidenceWholistic.com Holistic family health care: your comprehensive natural medicine clinic offering diet and nutritional counseling, herbal and homeopathic medicines, and acupuncture. Optimize health and wellness naturally! See ad page 9.

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1196 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI 02907 401-261-8999 Chiropractic Physician and graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, with 25+ years experience in natural health care, whole food nutrition and herbal medicine. Offering holistic health consultation, nutrition education, cooking instruction, spinal manipulation, laser acupuncture for health and well-being. Dance Flow class Fri 6-7 PM, Newman Y, Seekonk.

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401-688-9181 SamanthaHealthCoach@yahoo.com SamanthaHealthCoach.com As a health coach, Samantha will help you use the food you eat to combat stress, chronic fatigue, weight gain, depression, or a just a general lack of vibrancy. Learn how to fall in love with foods that serve your well-being! Specializing in counseling women. Call or email for a complementary health history consultation.

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Valerie Cookson-Botto Miessence Independent Organics and Eco-Business Consultant 401-954-8551 mibetterchoices.com World’s first comprehensive range of certified organic products certified to food grade standards. Call Valerie for a free consultation and experience unrivalled purity, potency and freshness in Miessence skin, hair, mineral cosmetics, baby, health and home care.  Flexible, ethical, eco-business available for people passionate about sustainability and organics.

physical therapy Charlestown Physical Therapy and Health Services Dr. Sara Michaud PT, DPT, ATC 3939 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813 364-2020 CharlestownPTHS.com

At CPTHS we focus on retraining and restoring your body’s natural movement patterns to relieve pain and maximize performance. We do not use aides or assistants. All patients are treated with licensed professionals. Services are offered in rehabilitation, reconditioning, nutrition, fitness and massage. See ad page 19.

Reconnective Healing Divinely Touched

Mary DiSano, C.R.P. 1542 Main St • West Warwick, RI Divinelytouched.com Utilizing Reconnective Healing & The Reconnection®. A new form of energy-based healing, Mary has studied with Dr. Eric Pearl, author of The Reconnection, published by HayHouse, who has use Reconnective therapy to cure disorders such as; cancer, AIDS, MS, & chronic pain (results may vary from patient to patient).

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Reiki Master & Teacher Slatersville, RI MoveYourEnergy.com amanda@moveyourenergy.com Amanda is a certified Reiki Master available for sessions and training workshops. She brings a compassionate and intuitive understanding to her Reiki practice and works to empower her clients with the knowledge of their own ability for self-healing. Experience this ancient and non-invasive healing art to know your own energy, reduce stress and create balance.

Sylvia Collins

Reiki Master & Teacher Warwick RI 401-921-4397 TheLightWithinRI.com I would love to open your hands, your heart and your mind to the wonderful healing energy of Reiki. I am a certified Reiki Master and Teacher, who would like to help you on your journey of personal growth through this safe, non invasive healing energy. Contact me soon for a free consultation or to set up an appointment.

Takey Sum Reiki Adonya Wong 401-632-4892 TakeySumReiki.com

Certified as a Reiki Master in Usui, Kundalini, and Imara traditions, Adonya offers private sessions in your home or business. Her goal is to assist you in bringing more wellness and balance into your life. Services are free of charge for military personnel (active, retired, & veteran), shelters/day centers, nonprofit organizations, and medical facilities.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE It’s Your Body’s Symphony

2051 Plainfield Pike • Johnston RI 02919 401-464-6100 • ItsYourBodysSymphony.com ITS ALL ABOUT YOU. You deserve the BEST The journey begins. Enter a new plateau @ ITS YOUR BODYS SYMPHONY We offer: A variety of massage therapies including La Stone, Cupping, Thai, Ultimate pumpkin & back facials, Reflexology… We look forward to your arrival. See ad page 10.

Jane McGinn, BA, LMT

2077 West Shore Rd., Warwick, RI 401-734-9355 WestShoreWellness.com Jane’s massage style incorporates relaxing Swedish strokes and deeper pressure as needed. Her techniques loosen tight muscles and bring about a sense of well being - mentally, emotionally, physically. Her work has helped those new to massage as well as those familiar with massage, including therapists and practitioners. New clients are encouraged to experience Jane’s warm, friendly approach and excellent results.

WELLCARE COLLABORATIVE IT’S MY HEALTH

Marie Bouvier-Newman 2374 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, RI 401-405-0819 • 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 19.

yoga a new day yoga

Marilyn Scallon RYT, CYT, Reiki Master 2374 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland RI 508 596-2974 Marilyn@anewdayyoga.com anewdayyoga.com Offering Weekly yoga classes, Shake Your Soul(R)/Yoga Dance, Private/Create Your Own Yoga Class, and vibrational sound healing. Our yoga classes are gentle as well as offering Hatha Yoga Flow. Teacher training also offered. Come and be inspired. See ad on page 29.

Chris Belanger, RYT

401-261-7242 wholeofthemoonyoga@hotmail.com wholeofthemoonyoga.com Offering Kripalu Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Yoga in the Park, Men’s Yoga, Gentle Yoga & Senior Yoga throughout RI – Classes are suitable for all levels. Explore your body, breath, mind & spirit. Chris is now offering Yoga for Vets - a program to thank vets for their service, while providing a valuable wellness tool for the mind & body. See ad on page 30.

YOGA AND HOLISTIC HEALTH CENTER ALL THAT MATTERS

315 Main Street • Wakefield, RI 401-782-2126 • Info@allthatmatters.com AllThatMatters.com Choose from 45 yoga classes each week. Enjoy a variety of therapeutic health services. Experience workshops on yoga, meditation, self-care, self-discovery and the healing arts. See ad on page 29.

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