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FOR THE HOME

How to Buy Sustainable Furnishings

16 HEALTHY BRAIN STRATEGIES

How to Prevent Cognitive Decline

18 THE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 22 EAT WELL TO FEEL WELL

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Simple Ways to Grieve and Heal

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We have been blessed with such a beautiful autumn here in southeastern Wisconsin that it’s easy to forget how swiftly the holiday season is approaching. Holidays are a time to express love and gratitude to those we care about, and that often includes gifting. However, though giving gifts can feel wonderful, it can also create unwanted stress and waste. Here at Natural Awakenings Milwaukee, we want to make the holidays enjoyable with zero downside. Thus, we have curated a robust collection of gifts that you’ll feel good about giving to your loved ones—or even yourself! We are excited to share with you the Natural Awakenings Milwaukee Holiday Gift Guide: a local, sustainable, wellness approach to your holiday shopping. Check it out on page 18. We also focus on mental health in our November issue, keeping in mind that mental well-being is inseparable from our other components of health—including physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental. Each asset of health is a leg that supports our table of overall well-being—remove one leg and the sturdiness of the whole table is threatened. Similarly, when one component of health is suffering, the whole suffers. I share this concept as a reminder that the content in this issue, though varied, is actually quite linked to our mental wellness. On that note, check out our Conscious Eating article on page 22. In “Eat Well to Feel Well”, local naturopathic doctor, Sarah Axtell, and local holistic health expert, Pat Molter, share festive recipes with ingredients to support a balanced mood. In our News Briefs, you will find several upstanding community leaders and providers who offer coaching, therapy and other tools to support our mental health, such as holistic health practitioner, Jack Cincotta (page 7); and Leah Mott, APNP, of Lake Effect Wellness, who is now seeing new clients at INVIVO Wellness (page 8). Additionally, Dr. Aruna Tummala and her integrative team will be hosting an Open House on November 13 at Trinergy Health. There, you can learn more about the myriad tools for mental health that you may not have considered before (page 7). Also, inspired by our September issue which emphasized creativity as a tool for healing, local art education specialist Heather Eiden has developed a workshop at the Milwaukee Art Therapy Collective for kids to stretch their creative minds (page 8). Another component of mental health is self-care. When is the last time you invested in yourself with a massage? Not only does this physically lessen tension in the body, research shows that massage and bodywork can have a profound impact on lessening mental tension as well. Infinity Massage and INVIVO Wellness are two local businesses that offer a variety of therapeutic massage options to suit individual needs. For the younger members in your circle of loved ones, our Healthy Kids article (page 26) dives into mindfulness as a tool to help teens manage anxiety, build resilience, learn positive coping skills and feel empowered. We explore cognitive strategies for keeping our brains sharp in our Healing Ways section on page 16. Since having a healthy outlook on life—and death—is also a factor in mental wellness, visit NaturalMKE.com for our digital exclusive, “Dying Well,” which explores four steps to approaching death with presence and perspective. Never forgetting our fur babies, we explore healthy grieving strategies to honor the loss of a pet on page 30. These strategies can be applied to grieving in other ways, too. And finally, having a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing home plays its own part in mental health, so check out “Eco-Decor for the Home” on page 14 for a few ideas.

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Holistic Health Practitioner Jack Cincotta Accepting New Clients

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ack Cincotta, a newly established holistic health practitioner specializing in mental wellness, has opened his practice and is accepting new clients throughout Southeast Wisconsin. He has a Master of Science degree in psychology from Capella University, and he’s a certified holistic health coach through American Fitness Professionals Association (AFPA) and a boardcertified holistic health practitioner through the American Association of Jack Cincotta Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Cincotta specializes in holistic treatments for anxiety, depression, sleep problems and stress overload. He implements nutrition protocols, vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, exercise therapy, sunlight exposure, light manipulation and other natural therapies tailored to the specific concerns and needs of each person. He meets with clients virtually or at various locations. For more information, call 920-650-7674, email Jack@ JackCincotta.com or visit JackCincotta.com. See ad, page 12.

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rinergy Health, a center for integrative psychiatry, Ayurvedic wellness and spa services, will host its free annual Holiday Open House from 3 to 6 p.m., November 13. Attendees can learn about the multitude of services available for the mind, body and soul. Doctors and therapists will be available to answer questions. Attendees can enjoy refreshments, giveaways, specials and eventonly exclusives. Trinergy offers ayurveda, cupping, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), health coaching, integrative psychiatry, massage, panchakarma, pulsed electromagnetic field (EMF) therapy and reiki. “Ayurvedic approaches toward physical and mental wellness can improve health, vitality and well-being. They help reduce the chronic disease burden and thus save money in the long run,” says Dr. Aruna Tummala, founder of Trinergy. Location: 12800 W. National Ave., New Berlin. For more information, call 262-955-6600 or visit TrinergyHealth.com/ open-house-2021. See ad, page 25.

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sychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and yoga teacher Leah Mott, of Lake Effect Wellness, is seeing new clients at INVIVO Wellness. Mott is skilled at balancing the science of medication management with the holistic practices of counseling, mindfulness, meditation and restorative yoga. Mott created her practice, Lake Effect Wellness LLC, in 2020 to provide mental health care to the Milwaukee community. Mott offers a holistic, personalized approach through counseling around mental health, nutrition, supplements and lifestyle. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She works with adults to reach their full potential and helps people reconnect with their mind, body and spirit to lead a purposeful and joyful life. Location: 2060 N. Humboldt Ave., Ste. 300, Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-265-5606, email LakeEffectWellness@gmail. com or visit INVIVOWellness.com/invivo-welcomes-leah-mottmental-wellness/. See ad, page 10.

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eather Eiden, an art education specialist and childcare teacher at Milwaukee Montessori School, will lead Entrepreneur for Kids, an interactive art event at Milwaukee Art Therapy Collective, from 10 a.m. to noon on December 11. The workshop builds off of Eiden’s Outdoor Entrepreneurs afterschool group, in which first through fifth graders use an interactive Play-Doh table to sculpt ideas for businesses and jobs of the future. “Kids will need to stretch their creative imaginations to come up with the new jobs,” explains Eiden. “It is never too early to start planning for the future. Children at the event will get a business plan and Play-Doh to envision their dreams.” Eiden has a master’s degree in art education from Concordia University. Cost: Free; face masks required. Location: 9224 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-410-9851 or email HeatherEiden@icloud.com.


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lasses for Milwaukee Area Technical College’s (MATC) certification program for Water Technician and associate degree program for Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology begin January 18. For those looking for a career in water or environmental health, MATC offers classes that train students to work in water treatment and reclamation, sampling, lab analytical work, recycling, field monitoring and more. “With greater attention to issues surrounding water and environmental health, now is a great time to develop the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a great job in the field,” relays program instructor Kathy Bates. The Environment Health and Water Quality Technology and Water Technician Certification programs are available at MATC’s Mequon Campus. MATC offers affordable tuition at a fraction of the cost of a public four-year institution. The MATC Promise program for new high school graduates provides an opportunity to earn free tuition. Location: 5555 West Highland Rd., Mequon. For more information, call 262-238-2264, email BatesKS@MATC.edu or visit MATC.edu and search “water quality”. See ad, page 32.

New Eco-Friendly Holiday Items at Il Bosco Boutique

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l Bosco, an eco-boutique in the Walker’s Point neighborhood, has recently added a collection of holiday items including microgreens kits, holiday-themed blown glassware from Italy, handmade alpaca pillows, new furniture and more. Il Bosco was founded with a mission to inspire the community to be more ecologically conscious about the consumables we weave into our lives. Il Bosco features recycled, re-purposed, and cruelty-free furniture, including items made from repurposed teak and suar wood; home furnishings; fine jewelry; and accessories such as upcycled leather bags. Their furniture and home goods are finished with minimal-to-no chemicals. Location: 225 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-212-8723 or visit IlBoscoMKE.com. See ad, page 18.

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Boost Kids’ Learning Abilities with Exercise

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The right kind of exercise can help kids learn vocabulary better, suggests research from the University of Delaware. An article published in the Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research reports that when 48 children between 6 and 12 years of age were taught new words before swimming, they scored 13 percent higher on a test of the words than children that did CrossFit-like exercises or colored pictures. Lead researcher Maddy Pruitt says that exercise is known to increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a protein she describes as the “Miracle-Gro of the brain.” Swimming made a difference, she says, because it is an automatic movement, while the CrossFit exercises were new to them and required mental energy.

Lose Weight with Small Calorie Reduction A reduction of just 200 calories a day combined with aerobic exercise four times a week produced greater weight loss and better heart health in obese, sedentary adults than exercise alone or a 600-calorie reduction plus exercise, reports a new study in Circulation. Researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, tested 160 adults ages 65 to 79. Those that combined exercise with 200 fewer calories a day lost 10 percent of their weight, about 20 pounds, over five months. They had a 21 percent average increase in the aorta’s ability to expand and contract, a key indicator of heart health. Measures of aortic stiffness did not change significantly for the exercise-only group or the 600-calorie-reduction-plusexercise group. Weight loss was similar for both caloriereduction groups, even though one group consumed nearly three times fewer calories per day. mentatdgt /Pexels.com

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Eat High-Flavonoid Foods to Reduce Cognitive Decline Eating foods high in flavonoids—the antioxidant-rich plant compounds found in strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples—can reduce the risk of cognitive decline by 20 percent or more, reports new research published by the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers followed more than 78,000 people in their late 40s and early 50s for 20 years, asking them what they ate and to evaluate their cognitive skills. They found that those foods with more flavones, such as yellow or orange fruits and vegetables and some spices, reduced cognitive decline the most, at 38 percent—the equivalent of being three to four years younger in age. Anthocyanins, found in blueberries, blackberries and cherries, were associated with a 24 percent reduced risk of cognitive decline. “The people in our study who did the best over time ate an average of at least half a serving per day of foods like orange juice, oranges, peppers, celery, grapefruits, grapefruit juice, apples and pears,” says study author Walter Willett, M.D., a nutrition and epidemiology professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “And it’s never too late to start, because we saw those protective relationships whether people were consuming the flavonoids in their diet 20 years ago or if they started incorporating them more recently.”

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Simple Ways to Reduce Microplastic Exposure

DON’T DRINK PLASTICBOTTLED WATER. Plastic-bottled water has approximately double the microplastics of tap water, studies have found. Ditch single-use, plasticbottled water. Instead, fill reusable stainless steel or glass containers with filtered tap water, chill and enjoy. Filtering tap water can help improve the taste and reduce other undesirable elements, and most carbon block filters with a micron rating of two or less will remove microplastics. AVOID BEAUTY PRODUCTS WITH MICROBEADS. To reduce exposure to microplastics and dissuade manufacturers from using plastic, avoid any

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Plastic is a petrochemical-based, non-biodegradable pollution nightmare. As discarded water bottles and shampoo containers pile up for hundreds of years in landfills, we continue to produce more and more of the stuff. Meanwhile, plastic breaks down into microparticles that contaminate waterways, air, soil and even snow. They show up in foods and beverages we consume. While more research is needed to understand the human health impacts of microplastics, here are some ways to avoid ingesting these tiny particles. beauty products with microbeads, including certain toothpastes and facial scrubs. Some words on product labels that indicate microbeads are polypropylene, polyethylene and polylactic acid (PLA). WEAR NATURAL, NONSYNTHETIC FABRICS. Synthetic fabrics shed microplastic fibers in the wash and as we wear them. Clothing made with natural fibers such as cotton is preferable. WASH AND DRY SYNTHETIC CLOTHES DIFFERENTLY. When we wash and dry synthetic fabrics, significant levels of microplastics

are released into the environment. To lessen this effect, air dry clothes or decrease their time in the dryer. Products are emerging to help filter and collect small synthetic fibers before they wash down the drain and into our waterways or get released into the air. Among the most promising are a washing bag (GuppyFriend. us), laundry ball (CoraBall.com) and in-machine filtration devices (XerosTech.com). REDUCE MEAT AND FISH CONSUMPTION. As microplastics proliferate and marine and land animals eat them, they are finding their way into our food supply. We can limit our exposure by eating less meat and fish. VACUUM AND DUST REGULARLY. Our homes are filled with microplastics. Regularly dusting surfaces and vacuuming with a HEPA filter that traps dust is a great way to reduce these particles in the indoor air environment. DRIVE LESS. As we drive our cars, microplastic flies off the tires and becomes airborne pollution. Find ways to drive less; opt instead for carpooling or public transportation.

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Eco-Decor for the Home How to Buy Sustainable Furnishings

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hile comfort and beauty are clear priorities when shopping for furnishings, sustainability and health should be, too. By asking the right questions and doing a little up-front research, consumers have the power to appoint their sanctuaries with non-toxic, ecologically responsible items that are built to last and won’t pollute the environment. According to the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) (SustainableFurnishings.org), 80 percent of the environmental impact of any product comes from the materials used to make it, so it’s vital to ask about all of the material components in a piece of furniture.

Sustainably Harvested Wood Because it is long-lasting and sturdy, wood can be an excellent, eco-friendly material. The most important consideration is that it hasn’t contributed to deforestation. SFC Executive Director Susan Inglis recommends third-party certification to confirm that wood was sustainably harvested in ways that preserve the forest’s ecosystem and benefit nearby communities. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC.org) issues one of the industry’s most coveted independent certifications. Reclaimed wood is another Earth-friendly option. “Perhaps the tree was cut down decades or centuries ago and made into a building, and now it’s being used to make a 14

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piece of furniture,” explains Inglis. A third sustainable choice is wood from a plantation that was established more than 25 years ago. “While it is not sustainable to convert natural forests to plantations today because you’re losing biodiversity, wood from long-established plantations is considered sustainable,” she says, adding that in those settings, new trees are planted to replace those harvested.

Non-Toxic Textiles According to Inglis, the most environmentally sound textiles are made of natural fibers like organic cotton, linen, hemp and wool, which are long-lasting and can be recycled into new textiles. Synthetic fibers are petroleum-based and much less desirable.


Textile manufacturing practices can also be environmentally problematic. “Look for certification that they’re not polluting waters or using toxic dyes,” says Aimee Robinson, owner of EcoBalanza, an organic furniture boutique in Seattle. She points to the Global Organic Textile Standard (Global-Standard.org) as a reliable organization which identifies producers of natural fibers that are organically grown without pesticides, while also considering the social and environmental impacts of their production systems.

Volatile Compounds and Unhealthy Chemicals The SFC has identified five classes of chemicals commonly found in furniture that have been linked to cancer, endocrine disruption and immune impairment: volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde found in paints and finishes; flame retardants; fluoridated chemicals used in performance fabrics; antimicrobials; and polyvinyl chloride, known as PVC or vinyl. Inglis recommends that consumers

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do on any front to pull away from petrochemicals in every aspect is good.”

ask about the potential presence of these chemicals when shopping for furniture and avoid them if possible.

“Well-made furniture can get expensive, but you’ll have to replace cheap furniture because it’s not built to last. What’s cheap in the beginning is expensive in the end, because it’s not taking into account the cost of having to replace it or the cost of cleaning up an environment that gets more and more filled with junk,” says Robinson, who also recommends looking for well-made vintage pieces that can be restored and brought back to life. “I recommend that you spend the most budget you have on a quality product, because that sofa, if it’s made well, can be reupholstered over and over again,” says Robin Wilson, a New York City designer and founder of Robin Wilson Home. “By keeping that sofa, you’re being eco-friendly to the world because it is not going into a landfill.”

Recycled Plastic Recycling plastic to make furniture is trending, and that’s a plus, according to Inglis. “The best thing would be to avoid making anything out of plastic,” she says. “Plastic is a huge environmental problem, and our use of it continues to go up, especially in the COVID era. Only a small percentage of it is being recycled, leaving a lot of it to break down into microparticles, unfortunately. So, making things out of our plastic waste is good.” Robinson, on the other hand, refuses to use any plastic in her handmade, all-natural furniture. “Plastics are a non-biodegradable, petrochemical product,” she says. “They’re polluting everything. The plastics industry is so insidious. Anything we can

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symptoms, as they are all needed for various stages of neurotransmitter production, especially serotonin, dopamine and GABA.” “Traditional sugary, high-carbohydrate foods promote unstable blood sugar and selectively feed inflammatory gut microbes,” Spindel says, suggesting that we skip the typical foods many of us associate with the holidays such as pecan pie, marshmallowtopped sweet potato casserole and canned cranberry sauce. “Blood sugar fluctuations cause the body to scramble in an attempt to re-regulate glucose, which may mean spikes of cortisol or adrenaline, as well as insulin. The end result can be depression and anxiety from excessive stress hormones and a glucosestarved brain.” But making such changes, particularly during the holidays, isn’t easy. “If the thought of changing up the traditional Thanksgiving menu gives you pause, you are not alone—and this is why I believe in adding in habits (and in this case, dishes) which have a positive ripple effect on our bodies and our brain, allowing for a self-sustaining cycle in our lifestyle,” advises Naidoo. “As a nutritional psychiatrist, I feel that we are more emotionally nurtured by a feeling of abundance in ‘adding’ new Thanks-

giving dishes than thinking about this as ‘excluding’ foods,” she notes. “For example, tossing a fresh, folate-rich spinach and arugula salad with bits of antioxidant-rich strawberries, crisp roasted chickpeas and omega-3-rich olive oil adds color, flavor and a plethora of mood-nourishing ingredients to the dinner table. Even adding extra veggies to existing dishes, such as allicin-rich garlic to green beans or extra celery and fresh herbs to stuffing, adds in powerful phytonutrients with gut-loving fiber.” “Thanksgiving favorites that are ample in neurotransmitterproducing nutrients include turkey, shellfish, sweet potatoes and acorn squash, asparagus, leafy greens, oranges and green beans,” Spindel adds. While it’s true that we cannot control a global pandemic or solve the mental health crisis in America with positive thinking alone, we can minimize our feelings of powerlessness and despair by making small but significant dietary changes—not just on Thanksgiving, but every day of the year. Christy Ratliff is a professional health and wellness writer based in Central Florida.

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“The best moments come when a teen realizes their own wisdom, sees it emerge and is able to grow stronger as a result,” says Jem Shackleford, head of curricula for Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), a leading nonprofit provider of mindfulness training for schools in the U.K. and internationally. According to Biegel, a regular mindfulness-based practice helps rewire the brain when people focus on pleasant, beneficial and positive experiences. “For survival purposes, our brains are naturally wired to the negative, aka ‘negative selection bias’,” she says. “Thankfully, we can train our brains to be more tilted to the positive. In fact, just thinking of a positive memory for 12 seconds can create a benefit for your well-being.” While there are multiple approaches to weaving mindfulness practices into a school setting, here are two highly effective practices. n Certify teachers in mindfulness training so they can deliver the materials directly to their students. “MiSP curricula are produced by educators that have many years of experience of what works in the classroom. They are also long-term mindfulness practitioners, giving them a unique perspective of how mindfulness can be used and taught effectively in school,” says Shackleford. n Implement a school-wide approach. Stressed Teens offers online mindfulness-based groups and one-on-one therapy and coaching sessions for teens, as well as professional instructor certifications and the Whole-School Mindfulness-Centered SocialEmotional Learning (SEL) program. This approach, in which

an entire school participates for a calendar year, is especially beneficial because everyone is going through the program at the same time. “Typically, schools complete two lessons per week to fit the curriculum into one semester or one lesson per week to spread learning over two semesters,” Biegel says. While teens can learn and practice these techniques alone, a whole systems approach that involves the family, school and community has been shown to have the biggest impact. “A teenager with a mindfulness practice can have a beneficial effect on other members of the household. However, there needs to be support from every angle in a teen’s environment for it to be sustainable,” says Thorp. “There’s so much evidence-based research and measurables that demonstrate how impactful these programs are in schools and communities. There’s a clear reduction in acting out, reduced conflict, and more participation and engagement.” “Think of the ripple effect of possible benefits if the whole community and systems a teen are in are also learning and practicing mindfulness,” says Biegel. “Mindfulness-based methods also include and affect positive human values like gratitude, kindness, generosity, self-care, compassion and acceptance. Youth, parents and educators can all benefit from that.” For more information, including free mindfulness-based resources, visit Stressed Teens.com, MindfulnessInSchools.org and TrisThorp.com. Erin Lehn is a frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings magazine.

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Honoring the Loss of a Pet Simple Ways to Grieve and Heal

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rench novelist Anatole France’s sentiment, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened,” rings true for anyone that shares a love story with a beloved pet. Whether we lose a cat, dog, horse, bird or lizard, the final parting can be quite emotional. Society supports us with empathy and rituals of closure when we suffer the loss of a human love, but grieving an animal companion can be a uniquely silent passage. Surrendering fully to the mourning process, creating a joyful ceremony and celebrating the life of a loved one invites healing and solace.

Sacred Grief The animal-human alliance is hallmarked by the absence of emotional baggage, and is therefore capable of provoking grief that equals or exceeds losing a close relative. “This is a deep bond that is never judgmental on how we look, spend money or what we do for a living, as long as we love and nurture. And, in return, we receive undying, unconditional love,” says Pam Baren Kaplan, a pet loss grief counselor and life coach in Chicago. Diane Stout, a pet parent and retired dog groomer in Paupack, Pennsylvania, knows the impact of this unconditional love, especially through life’s changes. “Long after a spouse has died and family have moved away to other lives and preoccupations, the family pet remains the faithful dinner or TV time companion,” she says. “A cherished pet is often the last true companion.” 30

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Cancelling appointments or taking time off from work after a pet’s passing does not connote emotional weakness. “Treat yourself with the same kindness you would show another person going through this difficult time,” advises Cheryl Wyatt, a certified grief companion at Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, a national network of veterinarians that provides compassionate end-of-life care. “Allow yourself the time to do your mourning work. Tears are cleansing. If they happen to come 10 hours or 10 years from now, you have permission to shed them.”

Compassionate Transitions Loving an animal until the last goodbye includes relieving their suffering to the best of our ability. In-home euthanasia can


make a heartbreaking time more bearable for both pet and owner. “Providing beloved pets euthanasia at home differs from a clinical setting because it allows them to remain in their safe, happy place. At home, the veterinarian can greet the pet family and provide the loved one’s peaceful passing wherever they are most comfortable—a favorite bed or spot on the couch—surrounded by all those who love them most,” explains Wyatt. Pet funerals are becoming more common, and ceremonies are as unique as the animal remembered. Stories, poetry and memories can be shared by family and they can include a living memorial such as a tree planted in the animal’s name. Stout, also an accomplished artist, finds joy in painting her pets that have gone and suggests “a scrapbook of pictures and memories, because a look back at puppy or kitten pictures can bring an instant smile.” Kaplan agrees, “Creating what I refer to as ‘a legacy of love’ can be done by the entire family or by one person. This is a book that you put together with favorite photos of your pet and journal the story around the photo. This is a great way to include family member’s memories from their perspective.”

Choosing a unique, handmade vessel for ashes can honor an animal. Mary Jane Panebianco, owner of SpiritpetShop on Etsy.com, was inspired by the passing of a co-worker’s dog. “At the time, I worked in a mixed media art gallery, and she had one of our ceramic artists create her dog Sandy’s memorial urn. It was beautiful and so well done. I did some research on the pet industry, and everything I found was so commercial and mass-produced. I knew pets and their owners deserved another option.” Panebianco works with a small number of award-winning American artisans and accepts custom orders for handcrafted urns. “Many of my pet parents have told me how having a beautiful memorial for their beloved pet helps them make peace with their pet’s passing. It’s the last thing you will do for them.” In the beginning and in the end, it’s all about the love. For Stout, it’s what animals teach us. “To play and dance often, to give unconditional love, loyalty and friendship, to find joy in the little things, and that life is too often short.”

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Advice for the Bereaved Cheryl Wyatt, of the Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, recommends:

your beloved pet. Leave it up for as long as you like.

n Set aside some time each day to be alone in a quiet place to give yourself space to grieve.

n Continue to speak to your loved one, sing to him/her whatever brought you joy in being together.

n Honor the memories.

n Wear a piece of jewelry that bears your pet’s name or contains a small amount of his/her remains.

n Write out your emotions freely in a journal; compose a poem or letter to your pet. n Light commemorative candles in his/her honor. n Create a memory table—include all of the things that remind you of

n Join an online group or meet in person with other people that are going through the mourning process. n Don’t let people that don’t grasp the depth of the human-animal bond tell you how you should feel.

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calendar of events STAY HEALTHY MILWAUKEE — With so much uncertainty regarding COVID-19, many Milwaukee events have been temporarily cancelled or postponed in the efforts to keep our community safe. Please continue to take protective measures and follow public health guidelines to keep you and those around you safe and healthy. Finally, thank you for continuing to read Natural Awakenings Milwaukee and support its advertisers. This allows us to continue to publish during these unprecedented times. Natural Awakenings could not do it without you. We will continue to share information on events taking place this year, so please continue to read the magazine, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates. Be well, Milwaukee!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Milwaukee Public Museum Kohl’s Thank You Thursdays – 10am-5pm. All visitors excluding groups receive free access to the permanent exhibits of MPM on the first Thursday of each month. Be sure to review museum policies and ticket info for changes due to COVID-19. Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W Wells St, Milwaukee. 414-2782728. MPM.edu.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Milwaukee County Zoo Family Free Day – 9am3pm. Family Free Days are sponsored by North Shore Bank and WITI Fox 6. All visitors receive free zoo admission; just pay for parking. 10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee. 414-771-3040. MilwaukeeZoo.org/events.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 A.R.E. (Edgar Casey Study Group) Gathering – 10am-5pm. Guest speaker David Birr speaking on Accessing the Divine Feminine. $50. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa, Contact: Kevin Reger, 414-322-6552. UnityCenter InMilwaukee.com.

Free Annual Holiday Open House at Trinergy Health – 3-6pm. Learn about many services available for the mind, body and soul. Doctors and therapists will be available to answer questions. Enjoy refreshments, giveaways, specials and eventonly exclusives. Trinergy Center for Integrative Psychiatry. 12800 W. National Ave., New Berlin. 262-955-6600. TrinergyHealth.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Trusting Your Intuition – 12:30-5pm. Expand and refine your intuitive skills and further develop your intuitive voice. Learn a variety of techniques to give intuitive information to others, including use of a pendulum, psychometry, Angel card readings and more. You will experience healing meditations and be trained in energy clearing of the luminous energy field. This is a fun, experiential workshop with lots of hands-on opportunities. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center. Info@GoldenLightHealing.net. 920-609-8277. GoldenLightHealing.net.

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plan ahead DECEMBER Death & Dying w/Peruvian Teacher Jose Luis Herrera – Dec 2-5. Join international shamanic teacher, Jose Luis Herrera, as he explores the realm of death and dying from a Peruvian shamanic perspective. Pre-requisite: Mesa Carrier. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center. Info@GoldenLightHealing. net. 920-609-8277. GoldenLightHealing.net. Whispers on the Wind Shamanic Program w/ Amy Wilinski – Next group begins December 15-19. Are you searching for the meaning in your life? Would you like a deeper connection with nature and the spirit world? Intensive training program in shamanism, energy medicine and selftransformation. Meet four times over 12 months. Learn core energy healing techniques: power animal and soul retrieval, clearing of past life and ancestral imprints, connecting with the forces of nature. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center. Info@ GoldenLightHealing.net. GoldenLightHealing.net.

JANUARY 2022

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Polar Plunge – Jan 1. 9am-12pm. Breath of fire, yogic warm up and cleanse in the lake. Details to come, check website. Free. Bradford Beach. MKEYogaSocial.com. Ganja Yoga Social Chicago Weekend Retreat – Jan 28-30. Daily yoga or meditation, brunch, dinner & snacks curated by our private chef, massage by professional massage therapist onsite, cannabis education, excursion chosen by the group, connection with like-minded people in your community, meet new canna friends. From $200, See website for details. MKEYogaSocial.com.

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Ancient Irish Shamanism w/Amantha Murphy – March 27-29 or April 1-3. Welcome Amantha Murphy from Ireland and explore the ancient Irish shamanic ways of the Celts, Goddess and the ancient Tuatha de Danann. The way of the Celtic Shaman is rooted deeply in tradition and allows us to walk between worlds – recognizing the interconnectedness between all living beings. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center. Info@GoldenLightHealing.net. 920-609-8277. GoldenLightHealing.net.


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Prayer Pause – 12 noon. Join Unity Centers around the world at 12 noon wherever you are. Hold the Center, community, state, country, world in prayer and high consciousness for a minute or two, praying for the health and well-being of all people. Unity Center in Milwaukee. 414-475-0105. UnityCenter InMilwaukee.com.

Yoga at Camp Serenity Yoga & Retreat Spa – 7am. Start your Tuesday with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class open to all levels. Camp Serenity, S76W18582 Kingston Dr, Muskego. 262-903-8774. CampSerenity.wordpress.com.

Mid-Day Meditation – Everyday, whenever you want or need a break, simply go to UnityCenterInMilwaukee.com and click the meditation tab. Meditations are changed every Wednesday, and you can go back to listen as often as you like. Unity Center in Milwaukee. 414-475-0105. UnityCenter InMilwaukee.com.

sunday Yoga at Camp Serenity Yoga & Retreat Spa – 8:30am. Start your Sunday with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class open to all levels. Camp Serenity, S76W18582 Kingston Dr, Muskego. 262903-8774. CampSerenity.wordpress.com. Sunday Celebrations at Unity Center in Milwaukee – 10am. On-site (observing COVID-19 recommendations for face masks, social distancing and taking temperatures) at Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-4750105. Streaming live on the website: UnityCenter InMilwaukee.com.

Head2Toe Bodyworks – 6:15-8pm. 2nd & 4th Mon. Come with an open mind and kind heart to support others and self in spiritual growth through daily living. Love offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-4750105. UnityCenterInMilwaukee.com.

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Meditation and Healing Circle – 6:30pm. Meditation followed by introduction to different healing modalities: Cheryl McKernan facilitating. Suggested love offering: $10. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UnityCenterInMilwaukee.com.

thursday

STACK’D BURGER BAR is hiring all positions. Please contact us at Office@StackedBar. com or come on in! 170 S 1st St, Milwaukee.

Minister’s Book Study – 9:15-10:45am. This is an open forum currently discussing the book Unbelieveable, by Bishop John Shelby Spong. Love offering accepted. Chapel, Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-4750105. UnityCenterInMilwaukee.com.

UNITY CENTER is currently interviewing for a new NURSERY CARE GIVER. Paid position, applicants will be required to supply back ground information in accordance with State requirements for anyone working with children. Please contact the Center: 414 475-0105.

Coffee and Conversation – Following Sunday service you can join for fellowship, coffee and conversation. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. A.C.I.M. Study Group – A Course in Miracles study group, following Fellowship. Love offering. Love offering accepted. Fireside Room, Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. Joann Baumann: 414-745-7377. UnityCenterIn Milwaukee.com.

Qigong & Tai Chi – Learn Qigong (6-7pm) and old Yang family Tai Chi Chuan (7:30-9pm) from a 6th generation certified instructor. Visit website for more information. GreenSquare Center, 6789 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale. 414-839-4315. Neijia-Arts.com.

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Yoga at Camp Serenity Yoga & Retreat Spa – 7pm. Wind down your day with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class open to all levels. Camp Serenity, S76W18582 Kingston Dr, Muskego. 262-903-8774. CampSerenity.wordpress.com.

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CLASSES – Healthy money and making it, Happy Online life relationship rules, Midlife womanhood spiritual encounters, Re-finding happiness. Self-study at WonderSpirit.com. 262-544-4310.

ECO HARMONY LANDSCAPE & DESIGN is excited to start its 11th year. We are a sustainably minded company offering competitive pay, creative projects and a dynamic work environment. We provide a relaxed, family-oriented atmosphere and focus on work/life balance. Call 414-810-5858. See ad, page 12.

Silent Unity Prayer and Healing Circle – 11am. This prayer time coincides with the prayer time at World Headquarters Silent Unity where prayer partners are praying 24/7/365. This is a powerful time to join in prayer. Chapel, Unity Center in Milwaukee. 414-475-0105. UnityCenterIn Milwaukee.com.

Life Journey Group – 6:15-8pm. 2nd & 4th Mon. Come with an open mind and kind heart to support others and self in spiritual growth through daily living. Love offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. Unity CenterInMilwaukee.com.

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UNITY CENTER is hiring for CLERICAL ASSISTANCE, 15 hours per week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Computer skills are necessary. Please contact Rev. Mari Gabrielson: 414-475-0105.

SUPPLEMENTS ORGANIC PLANT-BASED SUPPLEMENTS – Get Greens Powder, Oil Blends, Herbal Teas, Electrolytes, Colon Cleansers & More. See Special Offer for Samples. TerraLifeStore.com. 954-459-1134.

saturday The Christian Community – 10:30am. 1st Sat. Southeast Wisconsin affiliate meets for worship service. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. Sharleen Leonard, 414 573-3267. UnityCenterInMilwaukee.com. Amen-Ra Lodge – 12:30pm. 3rd Sat. Contact Nancy Lynn for more information: 414 427-1955. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. UnityCenterInMilwaukee.com.

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WHOLEHEALTH BIOMIMETIC & BIOLOGIC FAMILY DENTISTRY

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MASSAGE THERAPY INFINITY MASSAGE AND BODYWORK 4028 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee 7216 W North Ave, Wauwatosa 414-231-9326 DLewis@InfinityMKE.com InfinityMKE.com

Infinity offers medical massage, reiki, and hypnotherapy to help you relax, stimulate the immune system and activate the body’s innate ability to heal. Open 7 days per week at two convenient locations, by appointment only. See ad, page 27.

MEDICINE - NATUROPATHIC LAKESIDE NATURAL MEDICINE 3510 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood LakesideNaturalMedicine.com 414-939-8748

Naturopathic doctors with a focus on autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, hormone imbalance, weight loss and hypothyroidism. See ad, page 28.

MENTAL WELLNESS TRINERGY CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE PSYCHIATRY

12800 W National Ave, New Berlin 262-955-6600 Spa@TrinergyHealth.com TrinergyHealth.com Trinergy is a one stop shop for mind-body wellness. Using functional medicine, Ayurveda, therapies like Panchakarma detox, HBOT, BEMER; we help clients find wellness & vitality! See ad, page 25.

MENTAL WELLNESS SUPPLEMENTS LET’S GET BALANCED WELLNESS Terry Steiner 262-894-0213 MyAmareGlobal.com/19422

Terry Steiner is an Amare Wellness Advocate with a passion to help you achieve your optimum mental wellness holistically. See ad, page 20.


MYOFASCIAL RELEASE SPECIALIZED THERAPY SERVICES 890 Elm Grove Rd, Ste 1-1, Elm Grove 414-778-1341 SpecializedTherapyServices.com

Specialized Therapy Services began in 2002 providing comprehensive MFR treatment programs. Currently it is the only private MFR clinic accepting multiple insurance plans including Medicare. See ad, page 17.

NUTRACEUTICALS & SUPPLEMENTS STANDARD PROCESS

Kathy Kiss Sr Account Manager KKiss@StandardProcess.com Standard Process is a Wi s c o n s i n - b a s e d , family-owned, wholefood-based nutritional supplement company that partners with healthcare practitioners to address issues related to health conditions. See ad, page 13.

WHITE WOLF MFR

4406 S 68th St, #102, Greenfield 414-543-0855 • WhiteWolfMFR.com Tony Grimm, LMT since 2007; expert-level JFB Myofascial Release therapist. MFR is the most effective treatment to eliminate or reduce pain using gentle pressure to get lasting results.

NATURAL CLEANING MAID BRIGADE

414-384-4620 MaryEllen@MaidBrigadeMKE.com 1966 S 4th St, Milwaukee MaidBrigade.com/WI/Milwaukee/ Maid Brigade starts with a multi-point cleaning process to remove dirt and debris and follows it with powerful, non-toxic, EPA-registered PUREcleaning® disinfectant to remove harmful contaminants. Call today.

ROXY’S NATURAL CLEANING, LLC Roxanne Reichert 262-528-2762 RoxysNaturalCleaning@gmail.com

Roxy’s natural cleaning is committed to getting the job done without the use of harmful chemicals. Call/ text/email today to schedule your walk through. See ad, page 28.

NATURAL PRODUCTS SOAP FIXX CO

262-212-2388 HelloSoapFixxCo@gmail.com SoapFixxCo.com Locally handmade bar soaps for a clean you can feel good about! Support local and reduce plastic waste. Find Soap Fixx online or at the Pewaukee Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays and the Waukesha Farmers’ Markets on Saturdays.

NUTRITION DONNA FIT 4 LIFE LLC LaDonna Gladney 414-793-5086 DonnaFit4Life.com

Donna’s passion is to help people live healthy lives through nutrition and fitness. Offering fitness training, nutrition counseling and meal planning, exercise programs and more. Virtual training available. See ad, page 25.

ORAL CARE PRODUCTS BIONICA NATURALS

262-337-9745 Sales@BionicaNaturals.com BionicaNaturals.com Enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile, naturally! You can count on Bionica Naturals chemical-free oral care products for simple and recognizable ingredients. Every product is made by a dentist who is passionate about total health.

ORAL HEALTH UNTETHERED AIRWAY HEALTH & TONGUE TIE CENTER 414-935-8460 Hello@UntetheredTTC.com UntetheredTTC.com

Sleep, breathing, and a healthy mouth are intertwined. Dr. Meggie Graham and team offer sleep studies, ENT services, orofacial myofunctional therapy, tongue tie release and preventive preorthodontic treatment to promote optimal oral health for all ages. See ad, page 2.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION TREETOP EXPLORER TREE CLIMBING ADVENTURES & TRAINING 262-894-4949 • 620 Maple Ave, Waukesha TreetopExplorer.com Curt@TreetopExplorer.com

Climbing tall trees, you are energized yet at peace. Public climbs, group events, climbing classes. Fun - Fitness - Adventure! See ad, page 24.

PHYSICAL THERAPY INVIVO WELLNESS

414-265-5606 2060 N Humboldt Ave, Ste 300, Milwaukee InvivoWellness.com Invivo offers everything for the mind, body and spirit including massage therapy (relaxation, deep tissue, Thai, prenatal, and hot stone), physical therapy, yoga and fitness classes, chiropractic, esthetics, and a gym. See ad, page 10.

1212 BODYWORKS

20720 W Watertown Rd, Ste 100, Brookfield 414-405-3956 • 1212BodyWorks.com Experience a unique approach that resolves muscle weakness at the root of pain and tightness. As a Certified “Muscle System Specialist,” Emily helps clients move, walk and balance with ease.

REAL ESTATE SHOREWEST REALTORS

Cierra Burmeister • 262-607-0215 CBurmeister@Shorewest.com Cierra.Shorewest.com Buyer and seller consultations available. Trust and communication from our first meeting to closing. Clients can expect a relationship beyond the closing table to ensure their home needs are always met. See ad, page 11.

REIKI CINDY CARLSON REIKI AND ENERGY HEALING

121 E Silver Spring Dr, Ste 208, Whitefish Bay 414-758-0657 • CarlsonHealing.com Reiki/energy healing is a powerful treatment that helps the body relax at a very deep level, allowing the body to activate its own ability to heal itself. See ad, page 17.

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RETREAT CENTER GOLDEN LIGHT HEALING RETREAT CENTER Amy Wilinski • 920-609-8277 GoldenLightHealing.net

SIENNA SKIN & BEAUTY

Lauren Molter, Owner/Esthetician 13625 W Greenfield Ave, New Berlin LMolter@SiennaSkinAndBeauty.com 414-436-7888 • SiennaSkinAndBeauty.com Sienna Skin & Beauty places an emphasis on mind and body wellness when treating the skin. Education, skin health and relaxation are of utmost importance.

Offering workshops, sessions, group & personal retreats in shamanism, mediumship, reiki, psychic development and more.

SKIN CARE

SOUND HEALING

AESTHETICALLY WELL

222 E Erie St, Ste 150, Milwaukee 414-331-8852 Info@AestheticallyWell.com AestheticallyWell.com Aesthetically well is a trending holistic skincare and nutrition spa in the third ward. The services range from basic to medical to offer every client a perfect skin treatment. See ad, page 15.

L’BRI PURE N’ NATURAL

LOVETUNER

Colleen Hickmann 414-349-7281 Media4Innocence@gmail.com Media4Innocence.com The LOVETUNER, a breathing and meditation device, is a revolutionary approach to reduce stress, relieve anxiety, and arrive in the present moment, connecting your exhale with the power of the 528hz Love frequency. For more information, call Colleen that 414-349-7281.

262-353-1555 DKlopp19@gmail.com LBri.com/diklopp (Free Samples available) Choose your skincare that is naturally good and experience healthier, younger-looking skin. The Best of Nature and Science combined!

SUPPORT LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES!

SPIRITUALITY

TAI CHI AND QIGONG NEIJIA ARTS

GreenSquare Center 6789 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale 414-839-4315 Neijia-arts.com Calm and focus your mind. Increase your strength, flexibility, coordination, energy, overall health and longevity. Learn traditional Yang family Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong from a certified 6th generation instructor.

TAROT READINGS BY CELESTE

Celestine Lipsey 404-643-4834 Info@ReadingsByCeleste.com ReadingsByCeleste.com In a Tarot reading, the Divine works through me, and the cards reveal what is hidden and provide advice, confirmation and direction to be appreciated and used. See ad, page 8.

YOGA CAMP SERENITY

UNITY CHURCH

S76W18582 Kingston Dr, Muskego 262-903-8774 CampSerenityYoga@facebook.com CampSerenity.wordpress.com

A God-centered c o m m u n i t y, welcoming all to come and share the gifts of divine love, life, peace, joy and abundance. Join us Sundays, 10 am. See ad, page 9.

Retreat spa with weekly Iron Lotus yoga classes to restore, relax, rejuvenate. Offering indoor studio classes and outdoor lakeside classes. Book a fabulous yoga retreat or amazing brunch now. Text Sharon for reservations or holiday gift cards. See ad, page 11.

Rev Mari Gabrielson 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa • 414-475-0105 UnityCenterInMilwaukee.com

MKE YOGA SOCIAL

414-369-2259 MKEYogaSocial@gmail.com MKEYogaSocial.com

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Come for the yoga, stay for the community! MKE Yoga Social offers various yoga modalities in amazing venues throughout the city; from breweries to distilleries, parks and more, we’ve led yoga in over 65 spaces throughout our beautiful city! See ad, page 11.


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