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Whether or not we are ready for the holiday season, the season is ready for us. Though I feign disin clination toward the holiday music playing on the radio the day after Thanksgiving, I really do love the spirited cheer. With darker days and brisk wintery weather, the happy tunes, colorful holiday lights and annual traditions really do fill these December days with joy and a spirit of giving and gratitude.

Our December Holiday Issue is all about uplift ing humanity with something for everyone—from parents and pet owners to health providers and philanthropists. We invite you to get cozy with your favorite cup of cider, coffee or cocoa and curl up with this magazine. We hope that you take the time to savor something on these pages that resonates with and inspires you. Perhaps try a recipe, or share the magazine with a friend. Give yourself a hug. Send a holiday card. Do what makes you feel light and your heart full.

On behalf of all of your friends at Natural Awakenings, I wish you a beautiful, peaceful and love-filled holiday season. Thank you deeply for the generosity in your heart and the goodness you bring to this world.

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Give the Gift of Health This Holiday Season with Acupuncture

Dr. Ayako Mizuno, licensed acupuncturist and owner of Plume ria Acupuncture and Holistic Wellness Center, is offering holiday specials on gift certificates. For $100, readers can purchase a gift certificate for an initial consultation and one acupuncture treat ment—a $150 value. A $290 gift certificate includes an initial con sultation and three acupuncture treatments—a $370 value.

“These holiday specials are priced so that you can give the gift of health to the people you care about—or you can treat yourself,” Mizuno sug gests. Gift cards can be mailed or emailed. The offer is good through December 31.

Location: 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Ste. 410, Wauwatosa (inside Mayfair Mall). For more information, call 414-687-0087, email Dr.AMizuno@ PlumeriaWellness.com or visit PlumeriaWellness.com. See ad on page 13.

Nourish Skin and Sugar Studio Offers Unique Hair Removal Technique

Nourish Skin and Sugar Studio, in Wauwatosa, spe cializes in an ancient hair re moval technique called sugaring. The process uses an organic sugar and lemon juice paste which is pulled in the direction of the hair growth.

“It’s less painful and will result in no ingrown hairs, in com parison to waxing,” explains Nourish Skin and Sugar Studio own er Annamarie Jarecki. “Sugar is totally safe to use on the entire body and face. It is a natural exfoliant and leaves your skin smooth and healthy.” Nourish Skin and Sugar Studio also offers wellness services such as facials, brow services, divine energy healing and massages.

Location: 6230 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. For more information, call 414-533-4962 or visit NourishMKE.com.

Remedy Within Gears Up for the Holidays with Specials, Christmas Market Appearance

Remedy Within Massage Therapy and Spiritual Gifts, which just celebrated two years at their current location, will be at the Christmas Market at Casa Calm, located in New Berlin, from 5 to 8 p.m. on December 7. Customers can find stocking stuffers and unique gifts for the holidays.

Their store in the Elm Grove Park and Shop Plaza features crystals, gifts, local artisan jewelry, essential oils, and magical and spiritual items. Gift certificates and oneof-a-kind holiday gifts are also available. They have several therapists that offer massage therapy, therapeutic stretch, aura and energy readings, crystal healing, reiki, intuitive tarot readings, sound healing and a variety of classes.

Location: 13425 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove. For more information, call 262-307-8892 or visit RemedyWithin.com. See business listing on page 43.

The Christmas Market takes place at Casa Calm, 21415 W. Green field Ave., New Berlin. See Casa Calm ad on page 35.

Embodied Rituals Official Product Launch to Feature Discounts, Pampering

Embodied Wellness Spa, in Cedarburg, will host a free product launch event at 1 p.m., Janu ary 28, to introduce their new Embodied Rituals line of Hydrotherapy Foot Soak and Immersion Bath Blend. The event features complimentary foot soaks, snacks, beverages and exclusive dis counted pricing on products, massages and Pilates services.

The Embodied Rituals product line is created by Embodied founder Gina Roethle, who has a bachelor’s degree in biochemis try. The products include detoxifying clay and nourishing miner als to help transcend stress and relax.

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Upcoming Therapy Classes Promote Healing Through Yoga

Licensed professional counselor Anne DeSellier of Water’s Edge Therapy Services is a registered yoga teacher, certified in the Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method. Her upcoming offering is a supportive yoga class for mental health, along with the series Our Healing Journey From Childhood Trauma: Incorporating Yoga With the 7 Chakras, held from 6 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday beginning December 7 and running through January 4.

“These five classes are an introduction to restorative yoga poses that aid in bal ancing the seven chakras. Students will be guided in ways to balance the energy centers to support their healing journey from childhood trauma,” explains DeSellier. Previous knowledge of yoga or chakras is not required; the class is for all abilities and is limited to six students.

As a practitioner, DeSellier weaves nature, yoga and reiki with contemplative and traditional therapy. She has experience work ing with anxiety, depression, anger, childhood and adult attach ment challenges, inner-child work, complex trauma, substance use and more.

Cost: $50 for the Childhood Trauma series on Wednesdays. Location: 155 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay. For more information, call 262-586-9779 or visit WatersEdgeTS.com. See business listing on page 45.

Full Moon and New Moon Sound Bath Ceremonies Help Relax and Focus

Leaders of Milwaukee’s meta physical and yoga communities have partnered to offer full moon and new moon celestial celebra tions in December. The Full Moon Sound Bath and Yin Yoga Com bination Session takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on December 10 at Central Standard Crafthouse, 320 East Clybourn Street, in Mil waukee. Cost is $25. This event is a collaboration between Meta physical Medicine, LLC, and MKE Yoga Social.

The New Moon Sound Bath Ceremony takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on December 23 at Altered State of Mind metaphysical shop, 2681 South Kinnickinnic Avenue, in Mil waukee. The event is free and sponsored by Altered State of Mind.

“These events can deeply relax you and bring you into a dreamlike state where sub conscious changes can be made and realizations can be found. One can find closure and increased energy to put toward intentions and goals, including mental, emotional and physical healing,” says Jordan Moon of Metaphysical Medicine, LLC.

For more information, visit MetaphysicalMedicine.org/events or AlteredStateOfMind.shop. See listing on page 47.

Reset, Restore and Reconnect on New Year’s Day With Meditate Milwaukee

Kick off 2023 with Meditate Milwaukee, a free event designed to help attendees set collective intentions for peace, com passion and understanding. Meditate Milwaukee takes place at Milwaukee’s iconic Riverside Theater from 1 to 2:30 p.m., January 1 (doors open at 12:30). The event features a reflection from Jennifer Bartolotta, live music with Hans Christian and other artists, guided meditation with local community leaders, and opportuni ties for connection.

Meditate Milwaukee strives to bring together people of all cultures and back grounds to experience the benefits of meditation. Organizers aim to strengthen our community by fostering inclusion, uni ty and connection through guided group meditation. Meditate Milwaukee is an offsite program of The Blue Lotus Center, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit in partner ship with the Sojourner Family Peace Cen ter. This event will kick off monthly events at Sojourner on the first Sunday of each month starting in February.

Cost: Free; pre-registration is required. Location: 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwau kee. For more information or to pre-register, visit MeditateMilwaukee.com or PabstTheaterGroup.com/events/detail/ meditate-mke-2023. See ad on page 19.

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Under-Appreciating the Benefits of Solitude

Getting lost in our thoughts may improve problem solving, increase creativity, enhance imagination and provide a better sense of self-worth. But in the digital age, with imme diate and satisfying input at a finger’s tap, it is possible to be “solitude deprived,” says Cal Newport, a computer science professor at Georgetown Uni versity and author of Digital Minimalism.

In a recent study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, psychologists asked a group of more than 250 university stu dents to sit and wait in a quiet room without doing anything. Researchers found that the students under-appreciated their enjoyment and engagement of “just thinking” and instead favored technology-driven distractions like internet news-checking. The results suggest an inherent difficulty in accurately assessing how engaging just thinking can be, and may explain why people prefer keeping themselves busy rather than taking a moment for reflection and imagination in their daily lives.

Ultra-Processed Food Linked with Cancer and Mortality Risks

Kids Are Not Getting Enough Sleep

A new study supports the public health importance of staying away from ultra-processed foods, finding a significant association with colorectal cancer in men The study, led by Tufts University and published in August in The BMJ, looked at the diets of 46,341 men

The American Academy of Pediatrics has long recom mended that children be tween the ages of 6 and 12 years obtain nine to 12 hours of sleep per night for optimal health, yet kids are regularly getting less than this recom mended amount. In a recent study published in The Lancet, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine investigated how insufficient sleep affects children’s behavioral problems, mental health, cognition, brain function and brain structure over a period of two years. They concluded that children that get less than nine hours of sleep per night have notable differences in brain regions that influence mem ory, intelligence and well-being compared to those that get more than nine hours. As kids’ schedules get busier and they spend more time in front of screens, their average sleep time has decreased. According to the researchers, such insufficiencies in early ado lescence can lead to long-lasting neurocognitive consequences.

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and 159,907 women every four years for 24 to 28 years using food frequency questionnaires.

These ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat commercial formulations comprised of little or no whole foods currently contribute 57 per cent of the total daily calories consumed by American adults—a rate which has been continuously rising over the last two decades.

Commonly containing high levels of added sugar, unhealthy fats and refined starch, ultra-processed foods negatively impact gut microbiota and contribute to increased risks of weight gain and obesity. Most of these convenience foods are low in nutrients and bioactive compounds; contain food additives, colors and emulsifi ers; and can be potentially carcinogenic when meats are processed with sodium nitrates and heat treatments or when the packaging leaches its harmful components (like bisphenol A) into the food.

A second recent study in Italy involving 22,895 adults over the age of 35 compared the role of nutrient-poor foods with ultra-pro cessed foods in the development of chronic disease and early death. Researchers found that both types of foods increased the risk of an early death, especially from cardiovascular diseases. When researchers compared the two types of food to see which contributed the most to the risk of an early death, ultra-processed foods were associated with poor health outcomes independently of their low nutritional composition, but not the other way around.

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Yoga and Meditation to Improve Health-Related Quality of Life

Though the benefits of yoga and meditation are well established, the specific health impacts and interrelationship of yoga and meditation are not as well researched. A 2022 multinational, cross-sectional study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Internet Research surveyed 3,164 participants from 36 countries that took part in a 100-day yoga and meditation program. The impacts of on seven domains of Health-Related Quali ty of Life Outcomes (HRQOL) were an alyzed which in clude quality of life; abilities to adopt a healthy lifestyle, relax, decrease nervousness and stress; ability to cope with dai ly stressors; workplace pro ductivity and not being diagnosed with COVID-19. The study results showed significant improve ments in all HRQOL indicators.

Ultimately, regular yoga and medita tion practice was found to be an effective tool for promoting HRQOL including pro moting health and well-being, improved ability to relax, greater productivity, less nervousness and coping with stress.

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Expected Drops in Wind Speeds Promise Climate Disruption

The Intergovernmental Panel on Cli mate Change predicts that average global wind speeds could drop by up to 10 percent by 2100. Paul Williams, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Reading, in En gland, says, “Why do we have wind at all on the planet? It’s because of uneven temperatures; very cold at the poles and warm at the tropics. That temperature difference drives the winds, and that temperature difference is weakening. The Arctic is warming faster than the tropics.” A slowing in surface winds could disrupt the Gulf Stream, translating to widespread drought and more intense winter storms.

A study published in Nature shows the Arctic has been warming four times faster than the rest of the world since 1979, much faster than scientists estimated. An increase in the number and size of urban buildings that act as a drag on winds is another contributing factor. While temperature data goes back thousands of years, cli mate wind change studies only have 70 years of data to work with. Substantial annual fluctuations make long-term trends difficult to detect, and conclusions leave room for doubt. Yet Gisela Winckler, at the Columbia University Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, writes, “The winds [will be] weaker and stiller.”

Tree Roots Adapt to Sequester More Carbon

At the University of Birmingham in the UK and Bergen, Norway, scientists have shown that atmo spheric carbon dioxide pumped into a mature forest at levels predicted to be the norm by 2050 will cause trees to produce more and longer roots, thus absorbing and storing more carbon. Researcher Angeliki Kourmouli says, “We usually take soil for granted, but it forms a crucial part of many eco systems and plays a significant role in carbon storage.”

The study team gathered thou sands of images of tiny tree roots assembled over two years at the Birmingham Institute of Forest Re search Free-Air CO2 Enrichment. The images were used to build a mathematical picture of the birth, growth and death of roots in an oak forest. Some images were taken of roots in situ using a high-resolution camera sent under the forest floor in a set of transparent tubes, and others came from soil cores.

Professor Iain Johnston, who led the study, says, “It’s obviously hard to view these processes going on beneath the ground. But a combination of innovative engineering and careful field and lab work from our team have helped us shed new light on this behavior and on how confident we can be in our findings.”

Charging Electric Vehicles at Night Poses New Challenge

As electric vehicle (EV) owners learn how to install home chargers, find public charging stations and avoid range anxiety, the demand for power could burden the electric grid in western states at peak times by up to 25 percent if most charging is done at night, ac cording to one Stanford Uni versity study. Unlike filling a car with gaso line, charging an electric car takes time. The fastest chargers on the market

today can reach 80 percent in 20 to 30 minutes, but many are slower, taking between two and 22 hours to completion. Thus, around 80 percent of EV charging occurs overnight at home when the driver doesn’t need the car.

That charging pattern challenges the way electricity is generated and distributed. The largest need overall is in the evening from approximately 5 to 9 p.m. Photovoltaic panels produce energy during the middle of the day, so the highest electricity demand comes when solar is dormant.

“Once 30 or 40 percent of cars are EVs, it’s going to start signifi cantly impacting what we do with the grid,” says Ram Rajagopal, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and one of the study’s authors. One solution is for more EV owners to shift to daytime charging at work or public charging stations.

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Label Lifting to Unite Humanity

In the last few decades, our world has introduced more and more societal labels that increase the separation of humanity. Most of us recognize the big labels such as those related to religion, race, politics, age, gender, education and wealth. We have cre ated a high level of sensitivity in today’s world that often results in disconnections. Lifting these labels can help us work toward reuniting humanity.

Labels can create feelings of separation, judgment, limits and strain. These feelings make it challenging to live in connec

tion with our mind, body and soul. Disconnection of our body in its totality allows us to be more easily influenced by social media, family, friends, co-workers and community leaders. When we allow ourselves to be influenced, we move further away from our true identity.

Identity is a huge crisis in our world. Introvert, extrovert, left, right, millennial, Gen X or Z—the list can go on and on. We are diverse, that is certain. The key is to embrace our diversity, as well as our sameness, and to not allow labels to create more excuses, opposition or abdication of responsibility.

It is human nature to desire to belong to a group of like-mind ed souls or individuals who accept us for who we are. For most of us seeking our tribe, we ultimately want to be free from labels and find those who see past our exterior and into our heart. Our souls desire to be seen as the divine creators we are. Label lifting helps us to see the divinity in ourselves and others.

Label lifting is the process of stripping away the need of societal validation and conformity. It is choosing to be free from labels and seeing beyond limiting beliefs of self and others. It is trusting our intuition and using our inner strength and wisdom to make conscious choices in alignment of our highest good. It is understanding that we are one—knowing we are everything and nothing all at once, and living the truth that every human here on Earth is an extension of us.

Label lifting takes unconditional love and conscious action each and every day. It takes living with the intention of uniting humanity. Label lifting takes self-discovery and healing from years of living in fear, not fitting in, and not knowing who we are.

Label lifting will set us free of unnecessary stress, strain or feelings society has convinced us to take on. It will increase our connection of mind, body and soul, and keep us living in alignment of our highest path and purpose. It will bring our world together for a greater cause, ultimately uniting humanity. And when humanity is united, we can co-create the best human experiences for the world.

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Hemp is a cannabis plant rich in CBD and low in THC. These two cannabinoids are just two of over 100 known cannabi noids found in the cannabis plant that work directly with the body’s endocannabinoid system, the central operating system that oversees other operating systems such as the nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine and digestive systems.

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Six Ways to Keep Fit This Holiday Season

The holidays are a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and enjoy lots of goodies. However, it is also easy to overindulge and get out of our normal exercise routine. Here are six ways we can keep yourself in check this holiday season.

SCHEDULE TIME TO WORK OUT

The holiday season is busy and it is easy to get lost in the whirlwind of to-dos. Take a moment to look at your calendar and schedule time to work out; it could be a fitness class or a yoga class or some thing else, but find an activity to do for at least 15 to 30 minutes per day.

PHONE A FRIEND

Staying motivated on our own is hard enough in general, let alone during the holidays. Call up a friend or talk to a significant other and commit to something, such as, “We are working out at this time,” or “Let’s go for a walk at this time.” Getting someone else involved in our fitness routine can help us stay accountable.

GET CREATIVE

Perhaps we truly do not have time to get to a fitness or yoga class. There are still ways to get exercise throughout the day. When we are doing errands or holiday shopping, park further away from the store entrance, or take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator. When we are moving around your house, do walking lunges to our destination. Think outside the box.

TAKE A WALK

Bundle up and take a walk outside and be mindful of the surroundings. You and your loved ones could go look at holiday lights, or you could just take a moment for yourself while getting some fresh air.

PAUSE AND BREATHE

‘Tis the season of obligations and an uptick in familial stressors. Time can simply slip away, and it is easy to forget to just take a moment to pause and breathe. If and when we are feeling stressed, take two to five minutes to focus on the rhythm of our breath.

HYDRATE, FUEL AND TRACK

Our body needs water and proper nutrition in order to survive. According to the Mayo Clinic, water is our body’s princi pal chemical component, making up about 50 to 70 percent of our body’s weight. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says that an adequate amount of fluid intake for men is about 15.5 cups per day; for women, the amount is about 11.5 cups. Downloading apps like My Fitness Pal or Waterlogged can help you keep us accountable and track our progress, especially during the chaos of the holidays.

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AN UNEXPECTED CAUSE OF Lower Back and Hip Pain

It is commonly known that most people will suffer from some form of low back and hip pain over their lifetime. Because this pain can be so limiting, people so affected will try various treatment modalities, exercise routines and lifestyle changes to resolve it; how ever, most people have never considered that their pelvic floor could be a cause. When trying to resolve such pain, this group of muscles is often overlooked.

HOW PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES CAN CAUSE HIP AND BACK PAIN

n One of the hip muscles is also a pelvic floor mus cle. It performs hip rotation in addition to stabilizing the hip and pelvis.

n The pelvic floor muscles attach to the pelvis, tailbone and spine, so they have a direct action on these areas of the body. If the pelvic floor muscles are tight, they can “pull” on these structures, lead ing to improper movements and pain.

n As a group, the pelvic floor muscles function to stabilize the spine, pelvis and hips during move ment. If these muscles aren’t working properly, it can lead to pain.

In a 2018 study published on PubMed.gov, 95 per cent of people that had lumbopelvic pain also had some form of pelvic floor dysfunction. If there is pain around the hip, low back, sit bones and/or tail bone, plus at least one of the following symptoms,

it is likely that the pelvic floor muscles are involved in the hip and back pain being experienced.

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Health Benefits of Feeding the Gut THROUGHOUT THE LIFECYCLE

Babies are born with a very underdevel oped gut microbiome, but with each day, environmental exposures help shape the bacteria in the gut. In breastfeed babies, human milk oligosaccharides in breast milk, including 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL), help promote the development of a rich gut microbiome.

2’-FL is able to evade digestive en zymes in the stomach until it reaches the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract where it acts as a prebiotic, feeding bacteria in the gut. 2’-FL is uniquely available to beneficial bacteria in the gut—which helps their population flourish and benefits both gut and immune health—and its structure resembles the structure of certain binding sites on cells in the lower GI tract. This allows it to act as a bind ing decoy for biological toxins and other external microorganisms that can disrupt the GI system.

According to a 2016 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (BJN), breastfeed ing in infants has been strongly associated with an increase in populations of benefi cial bacteria, due in large part to the high content of 2’-FL. It also is associated with reduced risk of developing lower respi ratory tract infections later in life, as well as other benefits including healthy brain development and cognition, according to a randomized placebo-controlled trial pub lished in 2021 in the journal Microorganisms

For infants that are not breastfed, formula enriched with 2’-FL and other human milk oligosaccharides supports the develop ment of the intestinal immune system and gut barrier function, asserts a 2022 study published in Frontiers in Nutrition.

The benefits of 2’-FL extend beyond infancy, promoting the growth of bene ficial microbes throughout adulthood. As per a 2008 article in BJN, it stimulates the development and maintenance of the GI barrier, which can be impaired by stress, antibiotics, and chronic conditions.

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2’-FL is a naturally occurring compound in breast milk that jump-starts a baby’s gut microbiome and can help support the gut and resolve gut-related issues throughout life. Supplementation with 2’-FL can help balance the gut microbiome by increasing populations of beneficial bacteria, as well as feed them during times of acute GI stress.

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Natural Virus Killer Copper can stop a virus

before it starts

Scientists have discovered a natural way to kill germs fast. Now thousands of people are using it against viruses and bacteria that cause illness.

Colds and many other illnesses start when viruses get in your nose and multiply. If you don’t stop them early, they spread and cause misery.

Hundreds of studies confirm copper kills viruses and bacteria almost instantly just by touch.

That’s why ancient Greeks and Egyptians used copper to purify water and heal wounds. They didn’t know about viruses and bacteria, but now we do.

“The antimicrobial activity of copper is well established.” National Institutes of Health.

Scientists say copper’s high conductance disrupts the electrical balance in a microbe cell and destroys it in seconds.

The EPA recommended hospitals use copper for touch surfaces like faucets and doorknobs. This cut the spread of MRSA and other illnesses by over half, and saved lives.

The strong scientific evidence gave inventor Doug Cornell an idea. He made a smooth copper probe

with a tip to fit in the bottom of the nostril, where viruses collect.

When he felt a tickle in his nose like a cold about to start, he rubbed the copper gently in his nose for 60 seconds.

“It worked!” he exclaimed. “The cold never happened. I used to get 2-3 bad colds every year. Now I use my device whenever I feel a sign I am about to get sick.”

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Good Vibrations

THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND

F or centuries, humans have employed sound in an attempt to heal and cure. The ancient Greeks believed in the power of music, using flutes, lyres and zithers to treat illness and vibrations to alleviate mental disorders. Even today, military bat talions play music to boost morale.

“Research shows that vibrations are the language of the body,” says Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, the founder of TUNE, a New York-based tech system designed to recalibrate the nervous system with sounds. “When we work with sound, we’re working with vibrations that can rebalance the nervous system and flood the body with endorphins.”

According to Susy Markoe Schieffelin, a healing practitioner at The Copper Ves sel, in Los Angeles, “Sound vibrations work on a cellular level to recalibrate the body. Sound shifts vibrations in the body, both through entrainment—a process by which the vibrations of one object transform to match the higher vibration of another ob ject—and by stimulating electric signals in the brain that support healing frequencies.”

Studies suggest that sound vibrations can unlock energy blockages, release tension and create calm and focus. For this reason, sound healing is frequently prescribed to manage conditions like anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Some practitioners also report anecdotal metabolic improvements, from lower blood pressure and decreased cholesterol levels to improved sleep.

TUNE has worked with the National Institutes of Health and the Mayo Clinic to gain scientific backing for the brand’s devices. “Our technology reduces stress by 54 percent in 15 minutes,” Godfrey-Ryan

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claims. “It also has a massive impact on the circadian rhythm, so we’re able to prove better sleep quality, improved metabolism and reduced stress and anxiety.”

Sound healing can take many forms, and each type has specific applications. For example, Schieffelin explains, “Gongs and Tibetan bowls are very clearing and grounding, while crystal singing bowls feel more uplifting and elevating.” It is up to the individual to find a style that works for them and their intended results.

SINGING BOWLS

Originating in 12th-century Tibet, these metal bowls come in different sizes, each producing a specific sound vibration that is said to work on a particular part of the brain or body. Sever al-sized bowls often are used together to create a holistic healing approach. They can be placed directly on parts of the body to stimulate circulation and relax muscles. Singing bowls made of pure crystal quartz are popular for their pure sounds, and are believed to offer stress reduction, chakra balancing and mental clarity.

GONGS

Used in heal ing since about 4,000 B.C., gong baths, which combine different tones and melodies to fashion multi faceted vibra tions, may positively influence the mind and body by stimulating the vagus nerve. Godfrey-Ryan advises, “Gongs are amazing for trauma release, but gong work is very heavy, so if you’ve never played with sound before, this will be really intense.”

VOCAL TONING

Numerous cultures— from ancient Egyptians to Tibetan throat sing ers—have their distinct forms of vocal toning. Hindu mantras can be especially powerful for some people because they harness the energy of specific words and in tonations. Among prac titioners, seven distinct tones have been linked to specific parts of the body. It is believed that these vibrations can balance the body’s cells and open energetic healing, leading to targeted benefits.

TUNING FORKS

While musicians use these devices to ensure that their instruments are set to the correct pitch, they also can be held next to specific parts of the body by in dividuals seeking heal ing vibrations, emo tional balance and pain relief. “Tuning forks are fun because you can have a very strong somatic reaction within a few seconds—they’re very powerful,” notes Godfrey-Ryan.

SOLFEGGIO FREQUENCIES

Solfeggio frequencies are musical tunes or sound patterns de signed to stimulate the brain by syncing brain waves to specific healing frequencies. Each of the seven most popular solfeggio fre quencies sets out to target a certain purpose, from improving relationships and awak ening intuition to navigating change and letting go of fear.

BINAURAL BEATS

Binaural beats are soundscapes that create a gap between differ ent frequencies. For example, the tune might have a tone of 210 Hertz (Hz) in the left ear and 200 Hz in the right ear, producing an illusory tone of 10 Hz, also known as a binaural beat. Brainwaves are thought to automatically align themselves with this auditory tone, which may be useful for improving focus and reducing stress. Sound healing is finding a permanent place in modern well ness culture as more people experience its rewards. While there are myriad ways to use sound vibrations for healing purposes, it is up to each individual to find the style that resonates with them and achieves the improvements they seek. With regular practice, they may even find relief that is cumulative and long-lasting.

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Transforming Our World WORKING TOGETHER FOR MEANINGFUL CHANGE

W ith all the chaos occurring in the world today, it is challenging to remain centered and not feel overwhelmed. Every shocking headline seems to pull the proverbial rug out from under us. Thought leader Laureen Golden explains the dilemma this way: “Psychologically, we were raised, educated and socialized in a world that no longer really exists. We have a new world that we must navigate, and we need a new psychology, a whole new way of being for that world. Reducing, compartmentalizing, separating things in order to understand them no longer works for us. It’s going to take work to get out of this paradigm.”

Drawing from her background in education and social work, Golden ponders, “How does that new psychology develop when

all our institutions charged with cultivating consciousness— schools, families, religious institutions and organizations—are set in the 19th and 20th centuries? Since learning is how we go from one paradigm to another, where do we go to learn the skills and the structures we need to be successful in such a complex world? We can’t do it individually. We must learn in collectives.”

The paradigm shift envisioned by Golden offers an opportunity for us to access innovative methods of learning, discovery and connection, such as sociocracy (a self-governance system based on the equality of its members); systems thinking (an approach to complexity that looks at the whole and analyzes relationships, rather than splitting it into smaller pieces); permaculture (ex

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ploring natural ecosystems as a whole); circle methods (thinking things through as a group); and Indigenous wis dom (focusing on the inter connectedness of all things).

All of these methods focus on an ethos of collaboration and teach us how to discern wisdom, which is different than knowledge. By engaging in these conversations and explorations, we learn that if we tug on any one part of the web of life, we tug the whole web—an important analogy for our times.

that encourage collective learning became integral to creating cohesiveness in St. Petersburg this year.

Dr. Donella Meadows’ “systems thinking” has helped St. Petersburg participants understand that living systems begin as networks, shift to intentional communities of practice and evolve into powerful systems capable of influence. Also instructive has been “complexity theory”, which helped participants recognize human systems as organizations, families and communities.

A BELOVED COMMUNITY

CO-CREATING

AN ISLAND OF SANITY THROUGH COLLABORATION

Instead of shouting, “The sky is falling, and the seas are rising,” in response to a world that is unraveling and expe riencing the growing realities of global warming, residents of St. Petersburg, Florida, are embracing resilience. To prove that the future is born in webs of human conversation, the city is counting on collec tive intelligence to emerge. Among the tools city partic ipants are employing is The World Café, developed by Juanita Brown and David Isaac, which allows people to host group conversations around thoughtful questions. The concept is designed to evoke deeper listening and give rise to solutions for today’s challenges in a more con scious, intentional and strategic way. Forty citizens have taken The World Café facilitation course. Employing a simple and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue, this methodol ogy enables participants to clarify the context, create hospitable space, explore questions that matter, encourage everyone’s contribution, connect diverse perspectives, listen together for patterns and insights, and share collective discoveries.

Other important work being applied is that of bestselling author and longtime community organizer Margaret Wheatley. Her training, which is designed to cultivate what she calls “Warriors of the Human Spirit,” arouses people’s inherent generosity, creativi ty, compassion and need for community. Known as a big-systems thinker throughout her 45-year career, Wheatley has concluded that the only opportunity for change is at the local level. Questions

“The city leaders felt conversations were important enough to invest $20,000 to cultivate a culture of conversational leader ship in the neighborhoods. Another $25,000 was granted by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to research the outcomes. Now, the Florida Council of Churches, University of South Flor ida, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and The Connection Partners have received a Community Vibrancy grant of $14,500 to pilot conversations in three neighborhoods, spreading the skills in creating participatory democracy. Participants will host conversations in their own neighborhoods,” says St. Petersburg resident Sharon Joy Kleitsch, founder of The Connection Partners and a longtime catalyst for applying strategic actions based on the new sciences of complexity theory, strategic thinking and quantum science.

“Those who have used World Café as a tool know that a culture of conversation al leadership offers citizens the opportunity to experience a sense of oneness and connect edness. We’ve explored what happens when we share feelings of care, compassion and appreciation toward a beloved community,” says Kleitsch. “We found that group resonance, profound person al involvement and deeply engrossing, interactive conversation supports a City of Compassion and an International City of Peace, which St. Petersburg was chosen to be. I want to be sure that people understand that we do not have answers. Together, we are exploring pathways and listening for the answers to emerge.”

Since 2020, a thought fully selected group of Florida activists—including partici pants from St. Petersburg— have been holding weekly online Zoom conversations that matter. In 2021, they were joined by participants from Ohio to study the Capra

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Wheatley sometimes opens her interviews with an ancient Hopi prophecy that reads as if it were applicable to our current times: “Here now is a river flowing very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid, who will try to hold on to the shore. They are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. The elders say, ‘Let go of the shore, push off and go into the middle of the river. Keep your heads above the water. Know the river has its destination.’ The elders say, ‘See who is in there with you and celebrate.’ At this time in history, we are to take nothing seriously; least of all, ourselves. Gather yourselves. Everything we do now must be done in a spirit of celebration, for we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

Seeing who is in the river of chaos with us, we can choose to respond with, “How can I serve with what I have, where I am?” This is what any Warrior of the Human Spirit would say because in the same river of chaos, there are also the seeds of transformation. In these turbulent times when all the old boundaries are unravelling and all the old certainties are dissolving, there is a possibility for creative transformation if we work together. Linda Sechrist is Natural Awakenings’

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CHILDREN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING

Since the 1990s, scientists have been researching mirror neurons which respond to actions that we observe in the same way as when we actually perform those actions ourselves. These neurons play a considerable role in the development of speech, language, learning, emotional intelligence, empathy and under standing, so children need to see and receive acts of giving and love to become givers themselves.

GIVING HEALS

With mental health conditions in children on the rise, charitable behavior can improve their mental well-being and help them se crete “feel-good” chemicals in the brain like oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin. “I think helping our kids experience the happiness that comes from giving to others is probably one of the most valu able ways we can nurture generosity in them,” says Lara Aknin, an assistant professor of psychology at Simon Fraser University, in Canada. “It sets off this positive cycle. Giving makes people happy and happiness promotes giving.”

T eaching children the value of generosity and kindness is not just good for the world, it is good for our kids, too. Studies have shown that acts of altruism can boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, increase self-esteem, reduce depression and lower stress levels. Selfless contributions also can foster a sense of belonging, whether they are donating material things, sharing their time or freely conveying love and kindness. A magnanimous child is repaid with benefits that nourish the body and soul.

EMPATHY AND MIRROR NEURONS

To transform children into givers, they need to learn how to share and comprehend other people’s feelings. Known as cognitive empathy, it involves understanding another person’s emotions on an intellectual level, taking into consideration their situation and anticipating how they might react.

Functional MRIs of people that donate to charities have shown that the act of giving stimulates reward centers of the brain where endorphins are released. These hormones lower cortisol, improve blood circulation, lower blood pressure and heart rate, improve di gestion, clear out toxins, help the immune system fight infections and renew energy to repair cells and fight cancer. Other benefits include lower inflammation overall, improved sleep, decreased feelings of restlessness and reductions in chronic pain.

GIVING AND SOCIAL SUPPORT

In a 2020 study reported in JAMA Network, researchers found that young adults ages 19 to 20 that perceived higher levels of social support—the feeling that there is someone they can depend on for help should they need it—were less likely to report depressive and anxiety symptoms or suicidal ideation one year later. The study also found that even in cases where people previously experienced mental health problems, social support was beneficial for mental health later on.

Love and secure attachments, such as those experienced through acts of giving, strengthen the body; help regulate emo tions, attention and behavior; mitigate the effects of stress; and promote lifelong, healthy development.

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VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering makes an immeasurable differ ence in the lives of others and creates a sense of purpose in the person doing it. Science has shown that engaging in volunteer work can decrease depression, reduce stress, increase longevity and help the person stay mentally and physically active. Volunteers get to meet others, develop new relationships and strengthen ex isting relationships with those that have similar goals and interests. There are many oppor tunities for children and parents to volunteer through school, religious and nonprofit organizations.

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY

Random acts of kindness and generosity include smiling, holding the door open for someone and reaching out to loved ones. Include a child in these activities and encourage them to do the same. “When you see your children being generous, point it out and praise them,” recommends The Center for Parenting Education. “Help them put into words the positive feelings they may have as they help others.”

The most important ingredient to develop a child with a healthy brain and body is love. Children need positive experiences for path

ways in their brain and body to work. Developing empathy for themselves and others increases emotional strength and self-regulation. Improve the life of a child—physically, emotionally and spiritually—by teaching them the simple of act of giving.

Madiha Saeed, M.D., ABIHM, is the bestsell ing author of The Holistic RX, an international speaker, founder of HolisticMomMD.com and director of education for KnoWEwell.com.

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SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAYS

EASY TIPS FOR AN ECO-FRIENDLY

SEASON

T he holidays are upon us, and that means decking the halls, gath ering with loved ones, exchanging gifts and treats—and creating a lot of waste in the process. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than at any other time of year. That’s 1 million extra tons each week, primarily due to waste from holiday gifts and décor. Fortunately, there are ways to cut down on consumption to lessen the environmental impact of the holiday season without sacrificing any joy.

SAVOR LOCAL FARE

Ditch grocery store lines and instead shop for the holiday meal at a nearby family farm. By participating in the local food move

ment, we will not only enjoy fresh, seasonal ingredients while supporting the local economy, but also sustain farms that build soil health, promote animal well-being and offer a more delicious and nutritionally superior final product. Purchasing food directly from farmers also eliminates the extra packaging and the carbon footprint of transportation that comes with store-bought goods.

In addition to offering fruits and vegetables for holiday pies and soufflés, regional farms can also be good sources for locally sourced grains, holiday meats, baked goods and cheeses. Festive cocktails can be purchased from a neighborhood distillery, brewery or winery, many of which source their ingredients from local farmers.

Ronald Mirante, founder of Bone-In Food, runs a weekly food

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delivery service that provides only sustainable, nutrient-dense foods sourced from local farm partners. According to Mirante, “Shopping for food locally with your farmers for the holiday helps them move offerings they have raised all season long. This empowers the local food community and makes their operations sustainable by preventing food waste and allowing for economic preparation for next year’s harvest.”

For a state-by-state directory of local farmers of meat, eggs and dairy products from 100 percent pastured animals, visit EatWild.com. A directory of family farms and farmers markets, along with restaurants and grocery stores that feature locally produced food, can be found at LocalHarvest.org

outdoors and sustain the natural places we love.”

When it’s not possible to gift an experience, shop locally for gifts made of natural materials, such as a beautiful, wooden, cutting board, a cozy pair of wool socks or a piece of pottery handmade by local artisans. Christmas stockings can create unnecessary waste for the sake of filling them to the brim. Try replacing plastic odds and ends with fruits, nuts or handmade treats like cookies or granola for more sustainable—and tasti er—stocking stuffers.

GIFT GREENER

Instead of using unrecyclable gift wrapping paper, switch to a recycled alternative or wrap gifts in pieces of fabric, newsprint or kraft paper that can be repurposed or recycled. To eliminate shopping and wrapping altogether, give the gift of an experience, which allows loved ones to create lasting memories. Cater experiential gifts to the needs and wants of the recipient. An exhausted new parent will appreciate a restaurant gift certif icate or a coupon to pay for a babysitter. Give the budding golfer lessons with a local pro, the theater lover tickets to an upcoming show and the selfless caregiver a spa treatment to help them feel pampered and refreshed. For the person that seems to have everything, make a donation in their name to a worthy cause that matters deeply to them.

According to publishing executive and mother Tacy Quinn, who runs the Instagram account @friluftslivingfamily, “As our kids get older, we love to find outdoor adventure ideas that are fun to do as a family and get us off our screens. One of our holiday gift-giving traditions each year is to purchase or renew a member ship to a local nature organization. Many organizations have great family programs that are included with yearly memberships, so this annual gift means we get a whole year of outdoor experiences to enjoy together. We’ve gone on full-moon hikes, tapped and harvested our own maple syrup, enjoyed solstice bonfire parties and more. Giving a membership gift helps everyone enjoy the

DECK THE HALLS

For the most sustainable holiday tree, opt for a potted or locally cut, native choice. Live trees protect the soil, serve as wildlife habitats and filter the air during the six to eight years they’re growing. They also create local jobs. After the holidays are over, the potted trees can be planted. Cut live trees should either be mulched or recycled, rather than thrown in a landfill.

MERRY AND BRIGHT

Making just a few simple swaps in gifting, feasting and decorat ing will ease holiday consumption and lessen its environmental impacts without subtracting any of the joy.

Kirby Baldwin writes for KnoWEwell, the regenerative whole health hub and a collaborative partner of Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp.

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Merry Brunching

PUT A HEALTHIER TWIST ON FAVORITE RECIPES

When hosting a holiday brunch, it may be tempting to serve breakfast and lunch classics like quiche, eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros, but many of these dishes can be full of hidden calories, un healthy fats and too much sodium. With a few easy modifications, healthier versions are possible.

According to Jessica Levinson, a New York registered dietitian and author of 52Week Meal Planner, it’s important to read nutrition labels, remove empty calories and introduce nutritious alternatives. As an example, yogurt and granola parfaits may seem innocent, but are often loaded with added sugar. “A serving size of most gra nolas is only one-quarter of a cup, which isn’t much, so use granola sparingly,” she says, adding that parfaits made with lowfat Greek yogurt and fresh fruit instead of jam are healthier choices.

Traditional quiches are usually made with heavy cream and a buttery pie crust. Levinson recommends a crustless ve getable frittata instead, as it is naturally gluten-free. “If you don’t want to skip the crust altogether, look for a pre-made, whole wheat crust or make your own,” she says. To eliminate dairy, consider using non-dairy milk and omitting cheese in the recipe.

For eggs Benedict, Levinson suggests skipping the hollandaise sauce, topping the poached eggs with mashed avocado and using a whole grain bread or English muffin for the base. “Instead of ham, try smoked salmon, which has beneficial omega-3 fatty acids,” she says.

Whole grain oats are a heart-healthy option, but oatmeal served brûlée-style is topped with additional sugar, notes Fran

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ces Largeman-Roth, a New York registered dietitian and author of Smoothies & Juices. “It ’ s better to opt for oatmeal and fruit, with a drizzle of real maple syrup,” she says. Largeman-Roth likes mixing savory and sweet, to add variety and protein to the brunch plate. “Instead of just having a stack of pancakes, split it with your friends or family, and then have a small, veg gie-filled omelet. You’ ll feel much more satisfied.”

PLANNING THE HOLIDAY BRUNCH SPREAD

When putting together a menu, Levinson advocates incorporating all of the com ponents of a balanced meal: lean protein, carbohydrates from whole grains, fruit and veggies, and low-fat dairy or plant-based substitutes. She says, “ If you’re making pancakes or waffles, use whole grain flour when possible, and serve with a side of yogurt, fresh fruit and real maple syrup.”

According to Largeman-Roth, egg lovers will enjoy a veggie-packed omelet or frittata with either potatoes or bread on the side, but not both. Watch out for fried foods and use sauces and cream sparingly or find substitutes. If the family is dining out, she cautions that brunch dishes are often served with extra sauces and syrups, adding sodium and sugar. “Try to ask for them on the side,” she advises. “It’s not about completely avoiding them, but it’s nice to be able to control the amount that you’re adding to your pancakes or waffles.”

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SHAKSHUKA

This healthy dish is a crowd-pleaser any time of year. It ’ s also glu ten-free and can be modified based on whatever veggies are on hand. Omit the feta cheese for a diary-free option.

YIELD: 4 TO 6

SERVINGS

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 cup diced yellow onion

1 Serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

1 cup diced yellow bell pepper

1 cup diced green zucchini

1 cup diced yellow summer squash

2 large garlic cloves, minced (1 heaping Tbsp)

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp turmeric

1 tsp sweet paprika

26-28 oz diced tomatoes

2 Tbsp tomato paste

2 tsp honey

1 tsp cider vinegar

1 cup corn, frozen, fresh or canned

½ tsp kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

¾ cup crumbled feta cheese

4 large eggs

Chopped parsley, for garnish (optional) Za’atar, for garnish (optional)

Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet (straight-sid ed skillet is preferable). Add onions; sauté 2 minutes. Add Serrano pepper and bell peppers; sauté 4 minutes. Add zucchini and summer squash; sauté 5 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, turmeric and paprika; stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Reduce heat to medium and add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, honey, cider vinegar and corn; stir in salt and pepper. Simmer for about 10-12 minutes until the sauce has thickened and reduced.

Turn off the heat and press the crumbled feta into the tomato sauce. With the back of a spoon, make 4 indentations in the sauce. Crack eggs one at a time into a small bowl and pour into each of the 4 indentations. Carefully drag a spatula gently through the egg whites, being sure not to disturb the yolks. Simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes, gently stirring the sauce and basting the eggs with the sauce. Cover and cook another 3 to 5 minutes for runny eggs. Cook longer for well-done eggs. Serve with a sprinkling of parsley and za’atar, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Jessica Levinson.

SHEET PAN PROTEIN PANCAKES WITH BERRY SWIRL

Cooked on a sheet pan, these pancakes make cleanup a breeze and can be prepared the night before. Buttermilk and protein powder add satisfying nutrients.

YIELD: 12 SERVINGS

Cooking spray

2 cups buttermilk

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

4 Tbsp melted ghee or unsalted butter

⅓ cup maple syrup

1¼ cups whole wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup vanilla protein powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp sea salt

FOR THE SWIRL:

½ cup strawberries

½ cup blueberries

½ cup raspberries

1 tsp brown sugar

Powdered sugar, for topping

Preheat oven to 425 ° F. Line an 11-by-17-inch, rimmed baking sheet with parch ment paper. Spray parchment and sides of pan with cooking spray.

Whisk the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, ghee and maple syrup to gether in a medium bowl. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients—whole wheat flour and salt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry in three additions until just mixed. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

Blend the berry swirl ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add ½ teaspoon of water if mixture is too stiff. Add small dollops of the berry mixture to the top of the pancake batter. Drag a wooden toothpick or skewer through the berry mixture to create a swirled pattern.

Place the pan in the oven and bake for 11 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cool for about 5 minutes, then sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into 12 squares with a knife. Enjoy warm with maple syrup. Can be stored in the fridge for up to two days.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Frances Largeman-Roth.

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CRANBERRY MIMOSAS

Cranberries put a holiday twist on a classic mimosa. Drier cham pagnes or sparkling wines are lower in sugar. Making cranberry juice from scratch with sweeteners like maple syrup or honey is a natural alternative to commercial cranberry juice. Prepare the cranberry juice the night before serving.

YIELD: 4 TO 8 SERVINGS

4 cups homemade (recipe below) or store-bought cranberry juice

1 cup orange juice

1 bottle drier champagne, such as Ultra Brut Rosemary sprigs for garnish

Fill four champagne flutes or glassware of choice approximately halfway with cranberry juice. Add 2 Tbsp orange juice to each glass.

Top each glass with champagne. Garnish with sprig of rosemary. Refill as desired.

Recipe courtesy of Sheila Julson.

HOMEMADE CRANBERRY JUICE

3 cups fresh cranberries

3 cups water

½ cup pure maple syrup or honey

Put fresh cranberries and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for approximately 15 minutes until the berries soften and pop.

Using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, strain the berries and return the juice to the pan. (Use leftover cranberries in smoothies, yogurt or relish.)

Gradually add maple syrup or honey until desired sweetness is achieved. Heat on low until sweetener dissolves.

Pour juice into an airtight bottle and refrigerate.

Recipe courtesy of Sheila Julson.

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Holiday Treats for Cats and Dogs

EASY-TO-MAKE FESTIVE RECIPES TO DELIGHT PETS

The holidays are a great time to connect with loved ones, in cluding family pets. Although treats bring such joy to their lives, keep in mind that not all foods around the holiday table are safe for dogs and cats. There are, however, plenty of pet-safe ingredients, some of which are actually beneficial.

Cranberries, for example, have been classified as a “super food”, which means they provide many beneficial nutrients and antioxi dants, such as vitamins C, E and K, plus manga nese. They are also high in fiber, which supports gut health. When feeding them to a pet, it is important to choose 100 percent cranberries that do not contain any sugars or preservatives.

When cooking up a batch of pet treats, coconut flour is healthier than the traditio nal, all-purpose flour, because it contains more fiber, protein and healthy fats. It is also gluten-free, making it a better alternative for pets with allergies.

Beef gelatin is chock-full of health benefits for pets, as it contains amino acids that help break down food, repair body tissue, support the immune system and provide energy. Among its numerous advantages, gelatin strengthens bones, muscles and cartilage, while also improving gut health, skin and fur. Always check the ingredient list. Use 100 percent gelatin and make sure there is nothing else included, especially Xylitol or birch sugar.

Sweet potatoes provide a wealth of nutrients from which both dogs and cats can benefit. They are a good source of fiber and high in antioxidants, including beta carotene, which is rich in vitamin A and supports good cognition and lung strength.

Turkey breast supplies a wide range of B vitamins, including B 6 and B 12 . It also provides iron, potassium, zinc and selenium, which help support a healthy immune system.

All of these treats make great pres ents. Place them in a decorative container and gift them to pet-loving friends and family.

Tonya Wilhelm is a professional dog trainer with a holistic approach. For more informa tion, visit RaisingYourPetsNaturally.com.

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SWEET POTATO GUMMIES

This recipe is cat-friendly, but a kitty may not dive into the delight.

YIELD:

DEPENDS ON MOLD SIZE

3 cups water

½ cup sweet potato

3 Tbsp beef gelatin

Silicone molds and cookie sheet

Measuring cup with a spout for pouring

Boil 2 cups of water. Remove the skin from a sweet potato. Dice the sweet potato and place ½ cup into the boiling water. Boil until the sweet potato is soft and then drain

it. Mash the sweet potato into a smooth consistency and set it next to the stove.

In a small saucepan, boil one cup of water. Once the water reaches a boil, quickly whisk in the gelatin. When the gelatin is dissolved, lower the heat and add the mashed sweet potato and stir over the heat. Pour the mixture into the measuring cup. Then quickly pour the hot liquid into the silicone molds. Don’t fill to the top. Because many silicone molds are floppy, place them on a cookie sheet prior to filling them.

The molds will need to be refrigerated to cool, so find a spot before pouring. Be ready: The gelatin will start to set up very quickly. Carefully place the molds into the refrigerator to set up for approximately three hours.

Remove the treats from the molds and break them into bite-sized pieces before feeding to pets. Store the gummies in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze until ready to serve. Thaw completely before serving.

HEALTHY CRANBERRY MUFFINS FOR

PETS

These muffins are full of flavor and nutrition, and are healthy for both dogs and cats, although a finicky cat may turn her nose up to them.

YIELD: VARIES

1 cup coconut flour

5 eggs

⅓ apple or ⅓ cup diced apple ⅓ cup liquid (water, or bone broth)

2 cups water

¼ cup cranberries

2 Tbsp melted coconut oil

1 tsp baking soda

Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Rinse the fresh cranberries under cold water. Place 2 cups of water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Place the clean cranberries into the water and boil until they pop, approx imately 5 minutes. Remove from heat and strain the cranberries. Set the cranberries aside to cool.

Remove the seeds and core from the apple. Dice ⅓ of the apple into small bits.

Mix the flour, eggs, apple, ⅓ cup liquid, melted coconut oil, cooked cranberries and baking soda in a large mixing bowl until well-blended.

Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil. Fill the muffin tins ⅔ full and place them into the oven. Bake for approximately 25 min utes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Carefully remove and place on a cooling rack. Serve as a special treat. Place treats in a glass container and refrigerate for up to three days or freeze until ready to serve. Thaw completely before serving.

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EASY TURKEY JERKY FOR PETS

This easy turkey recipe will have felines purring with delight. It’s a healthy snack for a cat and a great dog-training treat for the clever pooch.

YIELD: VARIES

Fresh, boneless and skinless turkey breast

Thinly slice the turkey breast into strips— the thinner, the better. Place strips on a dehydrator tray. Do not overlap the strips. Dehydrate at 145 ° F until the turkey is crispy, which can take between eight to 12 hours.

Allow the turkey to cool completely before removing it from the trays. Break into little bite-sized treats for cats and dogs. Store the jerky in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze until ready to serve. Thaw completely before serving.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 15

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

Book Signing – 7-9pm. Meet Ann Ruane and learn about the inspiration behind her book series, Fall in Love with the Whispers of Your Heart. An evening of curiosity, resting in your enoughness and inspiration. Hear how her life was her creative muse and discover how yours can be the same. Ann is offering special promotions and person alized book signings. Free Spirit Crystals, 4763 N 124th St, Butler. 262-510-1012. LuxEternaHealing.com/books.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

Whispers On the Wind Shamanic Program

– Group #27: Dec 7-11, Mar 29-Apr 2, June 7-11, Sept 13-17. With Amy Wilinski. Join us for an intensive training program in shaman ism, energy medicine and self-transforma tion. Learn core energy healing techniques including power animal and soul retrieval, clearing of past-life and ancestral imprints, connecting with the forces of nature, cere mony and more. Lodging options available. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center, 7102 Sundew Rd, Sobieski. 920-609-8277. Info@GoldenLightHealing.net.

Casa Calm’s 2nd Annual Christmas Market – 5-8pm. Support local small businesses and find unique holiday gifts with vendors offering handmade jew elry, body care products, pet treats and natural wellness items. Also learn about red light therapy. 21415 W Green field Ave, New Berlin. 262-391-3876. TheCasaCalm@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

Full Moon Sound Bath – 7-8pm. A collabo ration between Metaphysical Medicine, LLC and MKE Yoga Social. $25. Central Standard Crafthouse, 320 E Clybourn St, Milwaukee. Cost is MetaphysicalMedicine.org/events.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

Mediumship Training – Dec 17-18. 9am4pm. With Amy Wilinski. Would you like to learn how to connect with the spirit world? During this highly experiential class you will learn to make connections with the spirit world and how to give an evidential reading. Lodging options available. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center, 7102 Sundew Rd, Sobieski. Info@GoldenLightHealing.net. GoldenLightHealing.net.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

Milwaukee Makers Market – 10m-4pm. Holiday Pop-Up. Support local arti sans, makers, creators and commu nity. Free admission. Discovery World Museum, 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee. MilwaukeeMakersMarket.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

New Moon Sound Bath – 5pm. Event held by Metaphysical Medicine, LLC. Spon sored by Altered State of Mind. Free. 2681 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee. MetaphysicalMedicine.org/events or AlteredStateOfMind.shop.

JANUARY

ONLINE: Women’s Wellness Series: In Our Own Hands Begins – Jan-Apr. With world-renowned herbalist Rose mary Gladstar and a dynamic star lineup. Produced by Midwest Women’s Herbal. Workshops covering a wide variety of topics spread over the winter months ev ery other Sat. Be supported and inspired to work with herbs, archetypes, magic and healing in their own lives and com munities. MidwestWomensHerbal.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1

Meditate Milwaukee New Year’s Day Kick off – 1-2:30pm. A free event designed to help attendees set collective intentions for peace, compassion and understanding. Pre-registration required. Riverside Theater 116 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee. Medi tateMilwaukee.com or PabstTheaterGroup. com/events/detail/meditate-mke-2023.

MONDAY, MARCH 27

Ancient Irish Celtic Shamanism – Mar 27-29. With Amantha Murphy from Ire land. The way of the Celtic Shaman is rooted deeply in tradition and allows us to walk between worlds; recognizing the in terconnectedness between all living be ings. Explore the ways of the Celts, God dess and the ancient Tuatha de Danann. Lodging options available. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center, 7102 Sundew Rd, Sobieski. Info@GoldenLightHealing.net. GoldenLightHealing.net.

Naturopathic Clinical Assessment Skills Training – 9am-3pm. With Gigi Stafne. Acquire and practice gentle, non-intrusive assessments to help yourself, friends, fam ily and clients. Learn tools and techniques that are ancient yet hold an important place in contemporary clinical CAM practices. Lodging options available. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center, 7102 Sundew Rd, Sobieski. Info@GoldenLightHealing.net. GoldenLightHealing.net.

ONGOING

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. 262-903-8774. CampSerenity.wordpress.com.

Sunday Celebrations at Unity Center in Milwaukee – 10am. Onsite (observing COVID-19 recommendations for face masks, social distancing and taking temperatures). Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. Streaming live: UnityCenterInMilwaukee.com.

A.C.I.M. Study Group – A Course in Mira cles study group, following Fellowship. Love offering accepted. Fireside Room, Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wau watosa. Joann Baumann: 414-745-7377. UnityCenterInMilwaukee.com.

MONDAY

Vinyasa Flow – 12-1pm. Focus on the dy namic sequence of flowing yoga postures built around the Sun Salutations with con tinued attention to technique and align ment. All levels. Invivo Wellness, 2060 N Humboldt Ave, Ste 300, Milwaukee. 414-265-5606. InvivoWellness.com.

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

TUESDAY

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

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VIBE Fitness: HIIT Class – 6-6:45pm. Class will focus on keeping your heart rate up while still focusing on resistance train ing. VIBE Yoga Health Fitness, 180 Kossow Rd, Waukesha. 262-788-9147. Register: VibeMKE.com or using the MINDBODY app.

WEDNESDAY

VIBE Virtual 30-Min Yoga Flow – 12pm. Class is created with the intention to con nect with breath, move the body and clear the mind. Great for doing when time is limit ed, but when a break is needed to flow and breathe. Zoom. Register: VibeMKE.com or using the MINDBODY app.

THURSDAY

VIBE Sunrise Yoga Flow-45 – 6-6:45am. Virtual & In-Person Options. Connect with breath, move the body and clear the mind. All levels welcome. For the VIRTUAL class option, the ZOOM link will be emailed to you prior to the start of class. VIBE Yoga Health Fitness, 180 Kossow Rd, Waukesha. 262-788-9147. Register: VibeMKE.com or using the MINDBODY app.

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BROOKFIELD CHIROPRACTIC – Look ing to hire an experienced, full-time chi ropractor. Excellent career-building opportunity, option to be part owner. Call to speak with Dr. Matt Christiansen: 262-754-5500. See ad on page 35.

ECO HARMONY LANDSCAPE & DE SIGN is excited to start its 11th year. We are a sustainably minded company of fering competitive pay, creative proj ects and a dynamic work environment. We provide a relaxed, family-oriented atmosphere and focus on work/life balance. Call 414-810-5858. See ad on page 28.

LANGLOIS’ VITAL NUTRITION CENTER –Now hiring motivated and passionate indi viduals looking to pursue a career in natural health care. Call 414-453-8289. See ad on page 29.

Chair Yoga for Everybody – Thru Jan 5. 12:30-1:30pm. Everyone can do yoga while seated in a chair. Stretch and strength en the body using flowing movements, deep stretches and breathing techniques. All welcome. Invivo Wellness, 2060 N Humboldt Ave, Ste 300, Milwaukee. 414-265-5606. InvivoWellness.com.

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

FRIDAY

VIBE Fitness-SHRED – 6-6:45am. Class is all about building lean muscle through resistance training. Weight training-based movements that will help boost that metab olism to get you feeling stronger and leaner than ever. VIBE Yoga Health Fitness, 180 Kossow Rd, Waukesha. 262-788-9147. Register: VibeMKE.com or use the MIND BODY app.

SATURDAY

Yoga + Fresh Juice at Urban Beets –8-9am. Second Saturday of every month. Enjoy a sunshine vinyasa flow incorporating breath and movement for all levels with the intention to offer accessibility to those new to yoga while challenging even the most seasoned practitioners. Includes 45 min utes of yoga and a fresh Urban Beets juice. Urban Beets, 3077 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwato sa. 414-369-2259. MKEYogaSocial.com.

Saturday Morning Yoga: Saint Kate the Arts Hotel – 10am-12pm. 3rd Sat. An all levels vinyasa yoga flow in the sunny Saint Kate lobby. Expect a gentle flow, linking movement with breath. For beginners and experienced yogis. Postures are cued in multiple levels for accessibility. After yoga enjoy a complimentary of choice. If you work up an appetite, several food options are available including Proof Pizza. In cludes: Yoga + 1 beverage. $25/person. 139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee. 414-369-2259. MKEYogaSocial.com.

TRINERGY HEALTH – Hiring mas sage therapist, front desk and clin ic manager positions. Email resume: Spa@TrinegyHealth.com. See ad on page 4.

TOTAL HEALTH NUTRITION CENTER –Join our team of holistic health practitioners and help improve the health and well-being of those we serve. Send resume to Clinic@ TotalHealthInc.com. See ad on page 15.

VIBE YOGA, HEALTH & FITNESS – Is looking to hire a part-time certified group fitness and yoga instructor. If you or any one you know is looking to grow their per sonal career and enhance the lives of oth ers through their passion of yoga, health and fitness, please apply. Starting pay: $25/hr. To apply, submit your resume to Info@VibeMKE.com. See ad on page 13.

VIVA WELLNESS is hiring full-time front desk. We’re a growing business with many perks! Organized and self-suf ficient team players send resume to Hello@VivaWellnessWi.com. See ad on page 2.

Repair & Restoration Service

EXCEPTIONAL REPAIR – Of your bro ken valuables, collectibles and loved treasures. “You Break It – We Re pair It.” Mary Kons: 414-940-4022. AsGoodAsNewRepair.com.

Supplements

ORGANIC HERBAL INFUSION TEAS – Get targeted herbal teas for the liver, kidney, lymph/blood, pancreas, pros tate, appendix & more. 954-459-1134. TerraLifeStore.com.

SEA MOSS – Organic, natural, contains 92 of the 102 essential minerals; anti-inflam matory, nourishes the skin, boosts immune system, aids in healthy weight management. 414-644-6795. Maisha92.com. See listing on page 46.

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Acupuncture

PLUMERIA ACUPUNCTURE AND HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER, LLC 414-687-0087

Dr.AMizuno@PlumeriaWellness.com PlumeriaWellness.com

Dr. Mizuno, DAOM, L.Ac, has a passion for helping clients regain their beauti ful and happy smiles while transforming to a healthier version of themselves. She doesn’t treat symp toms or diseases; she treats patients. See ad on page 13.

Birth Doula/IBCLC

NURTURING TRANSITIONS

LACTATION CONSULTATION AND BIRTH DOULA SERVICES 262-853-6267

MarciaDoula_NurturingTransitions@yahoo.com NurturingTransitions.org

As a doula, Marcia Barritt pro vides emotional support for mom, her family and partner during pregnancy and birth. Her doula services also in clude assistance and lacta tion education.

Boutique

IL BOSCO

225 S 2nd St, Milwaukee

IlBoscoMKE.com

Gorgeous gifts, home garden and decor, furniture, fashion and skin care.

Caregiver/Grief Coaching

THE RESTING SPOT WELLNESS INSTITUTE

8018 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee 414-644-6795

Restore@WeGetRest.org WeGetRest.com

Do you care for a loved one while juggling career or family, feel anxious, uncertain, or overwhelmed? We offer men tal wellness services such as therapy, coaching, yoga, and reiki from a creative and inte grative approach to help you move from surviving to thriving. Call to learn more today.

CBD DNA HEMP 414-531-8129 | DNAHempLLC.com

Farm fresh. Sun-grown in Wis consin. Third-party lab tested, all-natural, organic, CBD plant goodness. That is what we culti vate at DNA Hemp! Live your best life, from our family to yours. Ex plore our offerings online. See ad on page 17.

Chiropractic

A NATURAL WAY CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTER

Dr. Ann M Bell

W227N16855 Tillie Lake Ct, Jackson, WI 262-644-7050

Office@DrAnnBell.com DrAnnBell.com

BROOKFIELD CHIROPRACTIC

Dr. Matt Christiansen

15010 W Greenfield Ave, Ste 100, Brookfield 262-754-5500

BrookfieldChiropractic.net

Frontdesk@BrookfieldChiropractic.net

Committed to pro viding cutting-edge chiropractic and wellness services. Treatment for headaches, neck and back pain, disc herniation and sports rehabilitation. As well as spinal decompres sion, intersegmental traction, electric muscle stimulation, custom foot orthotics and more. See ad on page 35.

Coach, Transformation

BEAUTY WISDOM

Holly Bilicki

BeautyWisdom@HollyBilicki.com 262-641-7538

HollyBilicki.com

Authentic Beauty requires you to look within. Holly is a beauty Transformation Coach®. She helps women build a healthier life to be beautiful inside and out. Vis it website for details. See ad on page 35.

Colon Hydrotherapy

NATURAL ESCAPE, LLC

Chandra Houser, LMT, CCH

11203 N Buntrock Rd, Mequon, WI 53092 262-895-5078

Natural-Escape.com HouserChandra@yahoo.com

PHLOX BOUTIQUE IN EAST SIDE PILATES

2445 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee 414-915-7100

Info@PhloxBoutiqueMKE.com PhloxBoutiqueMKE.com

We make available the best possible supportive Pilates experience for all humans. To create a unique health and fitness boutique to strengthen and empower individuals. We have the best team of instructors. And it’s pretty!

Dr. Ann’s specialty is help ing clients redirect their life compass, guiding them to newfound purpose. Reach new possibilities with The Brain Activation Method program and ZeronaZ6 Laser for Fat Loss.

At Natural Escape, we believe colon cleansing is the key to optimal health. We offer a one-of-a-kind approach to whole-body cleansing for long term wellness. Priority services include open-system colonic hydrotherapy with ozone and red light plus infrared therapy. Our focus is opening the body’s pathways to naturally de toxify the liver, bloodstream and kidneys while providing a release for mind, body and soul.

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VIVA WELLNESS

12625 W Burleigh Rd, Brookfield 262-777-8482 (VIVA)

VivaWellnessWI.com

Boutique Medical Weight Loss blended with holistic wellness treatments to help you become the best. See ad on page 2.

Compost Service

BLUE RIBBON ORGANICS 262-497-8539

BlueRibbonOrganics.com

For organic compost & soil blends in bulk, by bag or de livered straight to your yard, grow in Blue Ribbon Organ ics this spring. See ad on page 17.

Compounding Pharmacy

WELLTOPIA PHARMACY

136 N Main St, Thiensville 262-429-9429

WelltopiaRX.com

Your neighborhood compound phar macy puts you first, every time. We provide specialty custom-made medications, unique compounded medications, high-quali ty vitamins & supplements and consultations. Call today to speak with our pharmacist and wellness team for all your health needs or ask your doctor about Welltopia Compound Phar macy. See ad on page 3.

Crystals

A WONDERLAND CRYSTAL AND GIFT SHOP

1749 Barton Ave, West Bend 920-946-3504

We have a wide variety of unusual, hand-picked rocks and crystals, handmade jewelry, crafts and artwork. Come in today to support local business and find something special for yourself or a friend.

ANGEL LIGHT CENTER

FOR THE HEALING ARTS

13000 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove 262-787-3001

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Experience over 20,000 amazing crystals, rocks, gemstones, natural stone jewelry and metaphysical supplies—at affordable prices.

Angel Light also offers great workshops, intuitive readings and personal healing sessions.

FREE SPIRIT CRYSTALS

4763 N 124 St, Butler 262-790-0748

FreeSpiritCrystals.com

Besides selling beautiful stones and crystals, we offer a variety of healing sessions, crystal healing classes, reiki, astrology, tarot readings and spiritual counseling. See ad on page 15.

REMEDY WITHIN MASSAGE THERAPY & SPIRITUAL GIFTS 13425 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove 262-307-8892

RemedyWithin.com

We provide a diverse assort ment of crystals, minerals and stones. Locally made jewelry, spiritual items, sage, candles, cleansing sprays, CBD and essential oils are available along with intuitive readings, crystal healing and massage therapy.

Dentistry

BIONICA DENTAL WELLNESS

2566 Sun Valley Dr, Delafield 262-337-9745

BionicaDentalWellness.com

Come experience modern, comprehensive, biological dentistry for the health-con scious community. Dr. Udoka Holinbeck’s holistic approach will give you confidence in your smile and your health. See ad on page 5.

INTEGRATIVE DENTAL SOLUTIONS 23770 Capitol Dr, Pewaukee 262-691-4555 • WINaturalDentist.com

“…Because a healthy Body, starts with a healthy Mouth.” Our office specializes in treating the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms; we offer the latest advances in dentistry. See ad on back cover.

WHOLEHEALTH BIOMIMETIC & BIOLOGIC FAMILY DENTISTRY 125 W Wisconsin Ave, Ste 102, Pewaukee 262-737-4004

WholeHealthFamilyDentistry.com

Dr. Schwartz is board certified in Biomimetic Dentistry, Inte grative Biologic Dental Medi cine and is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician. We offer the best and healthiest dentistry for our patients.

Education

MIDWEST COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE

Racine, WI and Skokie, IL 800-593-2320 MWC2010@aol.com Acupuncture.edu

Start your path to a more re warding career as an acu puncturist! Earn a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (TCM) combined with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. License available in 46 states. Call today to learn more. See ad page 2.

Empowerment Coach

THE WHOLISTIC GODDESS

Amy Elizabeth, Intuitive Healing Practitioner & Mindset Coach 414-510-9000 • TheWholisticGoddess.com

HEAL YOUR BODY. DIS-EASE starts with stored energy and emotion in the body. The Body needs to be evaluated in a Ho listic way. I am here to help. Visit website for details. See ad on page 31.

Energy Healing

BODYIGNITE, LLC

Dawn Coleman Mind, Body and Soul Practitioner 414-339-6688 BodyIgnite.com

I am a Life Transformation Coach. I am here to offer all who are open to co-creating a plan to put goals and dreams into action and make them a reality. Your goals and wellbeing are accessible to you! I offer the tools and the template to create a sustained and joyful life filled with purpose. Health and balance in life is obtainable. Join me as we create a guid ed path.

HEALING 4 HARMONY LLC 608-408-6643 Healing4Harmony.wb@gmail.com TranSOULmation.com

Rediscover your inner strength and wisdom through soul-lev el healing and clearing work. Release generational patterns of behaviors, thought forms and other heavy energies, and learn to live the life you de serve to enjoy. Available in-person, virtually or by phone. See ad on page 37.

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LUX EXTERNA HEALING

262-510-1012

Ann@LuxEternaHealing.com LuxEternaHealing.com

Support your healing from trauma, over coming of anxi ety, recovery from injury, or movement through grief with energy healing. Achieve balance of mindbody-spirit through shifting perception, loving who you are, and healing the energy that blocks joy, connection and physical ease.

YEMAJA MUSIC, LLC

Shanti Lleone

1821 N 2nd St, Milwaukee 917-885-3113

ShantiLleone@gmail.com ShantiLleone.com

Divine soul processes de signed to uplift the quality of your life. Shanti is an Angelic Soul Attunement Practitioner integrating powerful modali ties such as Shamanism, Reiki, Sound and Vedic Healings.

Fitness

BODYIGNITE, LLC

Dawn Coleman

Mind, Body and Soul Practitioner 414-339-6688 • BodyIgnite.com

I am a Life Transformation Coach. I am here to offer all who are open to co-creating a plan to put goals and dreams into action and make them a reality. Your goals and wellbeing are accessible to you! I offer the tools and the template to create a sustained and joyful life filled with purpose. Health and balance in life is obtainable. Join me as we create a guid ed path.

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, nu trition counseling and meal planning, exercise programs and more. Virtual training available. See ad on page 37.

HUSTLE TO OVERCOME ATHLETICS LLC

Carmelia Harris, Owner Milwaukee

CHarris@H20-Athletics.com H20-Athletics.com

Accepting new clients to day. Let us help you over come your barriers. We of fer personal training, meal plans, goal setting and ac countability for your longterm fitness success. For the busy moms, the worker bees, the goal getters. Stay fearless.

VIBE YOGA, HEALTH & FITNESS

180 Kossow Rd, Waukesha 262-788-9147

Info@VIBEmke.com • VIBEmke.com

VIBE Yoga, Health & Fitness is a lifestyle studio that spe cializes in functional move ment, health and wellness. We believe in an all-encom passing lifestyle approach that focuses on mental and emotional well-being as well as physical. See ad on page 13.

Health Coach

DEW HEALTH COACHING Elizabeth Lynch 312-504-8754 • ElizabethGLynch@gmail.com

Using evidence-based techniques, the certified coaches at Dew Health Coaching provide talkbased and whole-person support for individuals look ing to optimize their well-being. See ad on page 31.

Holistic Health

BROOKFIELD HEALTH & WELLNESS, LLC

150 S Sunnyslope Rd, Ste 148, Brookfield 262-395-4023

BrookfieldHealthAndWellness.com

Our passion is helping pa tients maximize their health, allowing you to live life to the absolute fullest. We ap proach each patient as an individual by assessing the body with state-of-the art, bio-energetic technology to identify underlying root cause issues. See ad on page 29.

LANGLOIS’ VITAL NUTRITION CENTER

16655 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 106, Brookfield 414-453-8289

VitalNutritionCenter.com

In addition to tar geted nutrition pro grams and quality supple-ments, our passionate team of experts offers an array of holistic and natural health services to help you feel your best every day. Boost mood. Increase energy. Decrease pain. Feel better. See ad on page 29.

Integrative Psychiatry

TRINERGY HEALTH LLC

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 func tional medicine, ayurve da, therapies like Pan chakarma detox, HBOT, BEMER; we help clients find wellness and vitali ty! Call about our Fall Detox Special! See ad on page 4.

Lawncare/Landscape Service

ECO HARMONY LANDSCAPE

414-810-5858

Info@EcoHarmonyLandscaping.com Mike.EcoHarmony@gmail.com EcoHarmonyLandscaping.com

Ecologically mind ed, full-service landscape compa ny servicing SE Wisconsin. Specializing in sus tainable ideas and low-maintenance solutions. Professional Craftsmanship Inspired by Nature. See ad on page 28.

THE GREEN TEAM OF WISCONSIN 414-721-1431

Info@GreenTeamWI.com GreenTeamWI.com

The Green Team of Wiscon sin provides thoughtful landscape design and in stallation, full property maintenance, and all-natu ral turf care and weed con trol. See ad on page 17.

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Massage School

EVERYDAY BLISS

1930 W Bluemound Rd, Waukesha 262-781-8102

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MIND MKE

Ben Katt

East Side/Shorewood Ben@MindMKE.com MindMKE.com

WATER’S EDGE THERAPY SERVICES, LLC

Anne P Desellier, LPC, SAC, YTT-200, TCYM 155 E Silver Spring Dr, Ste 211, Whitefish Bay 262-586-9779

WatersEdgeTS.Anne@gmail.com

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EVERYDAY BLISS

If helping people is your passion, why not turn it into a profes sion? You’ll receive the best-in-class educa tion to successfully prepare you for the rapidly expanding field of Massage.

Massage Therapy

FIND YOUR BALANCE MASSAGE & WELLNESS

Debbie Conklyn

850 Elm Grove Rd, Ste 16, Elm Grove 414-426-9697

FindYourBalanceMassage.com

Massage modalities offered: cupping, guasha, kineseotap ing, prenatal, Yomassage and trigger point therapy. Helping you manage your pain or stress is my top priority.

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 im balance, weight loss and hypothyroidism. See ad on page 31.

Meditation

THE BRAMBLED PATH

John Hughes, Certified Resiliency Mentor Mequon, WI & Zoom

RevJohnH4@yahoo.com

8-wk online meditation course. I am a certified resil iency mentor with The Heart Math Institute. Wonderful dy namics, humor, sharing and empathy arise amongst the participants. I help people un veil the radiance of their heart and spirit, in a manner which serves our collective thriving. I teach several meditation practices, learned over 27 yrs. There is a body scan, shadow work and tips on activ ism. To sign up, message me. Free; donations of $250 accepted.

Learn a simple, effortless meditation technique you can practice anywhere. Stress less. Sleep better. Deepen your purpose. A non-religious approach, perfect if you’ve never meditated or think you’re too restless to meditate. Coaching and corporate offerings available. Visit website for details.

Mental Health

JACK CINCOTTA

Holistic Health Practitioner, AADP N4147 W Water St, Sullivan 920-650-7674

Jack@JackCincotta.com JackCincotta.com

Jack Cincotta, Holistic Health Practitioner (AADP), M.S. Psychology, specializes in helping others overcome anxi ety, depression and related issues through holistic and natural approaches.

ERA WELLNESS

316 E Silver Spring Dr, Ste 227, Whitefish Bay 414-301-3234

Emily@ERAWellnessTherapy.com ERAWellnessTherapy.com

At ERA Wellness we know you deserve to see a therapist that gets it and can help you heal. And we can help! We specialize in pregnancy, postpartum, trauma, anxiety and couples. See ad page 20.

MORENO THERAPY

Claudia Maria Moreno, MS, LPC-IT, CHT 262-278-0229

MorenoTherapy.org

Call today for free consult. I take the time to listen to your needs and together we create your personal ized therapy plan. Services include: counseling, hyp notherapy, breathwork and virtual/digital options. Bilingual services available and some insurance accepted. See ad on page 31.

An alternative approach to counseling that integrates nature, yoga and reiki with Contemplative Buddhist Principles and Traditional Psychotherapy Practices. WETS offers individual sessions, trauma yoga classes, standalone reiki and complementary ser vices to clients who have a primary therapist. Visit website for details.

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 com prehensive MFR treatment programs. Currently it is the only private MFR clinic ac cepting multiple insurance plans including Medicare. See ad on page 19.

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. See ad on page 31.

Natural Cleaning

ROXY’S NATURAL CLEANING, LLC

Roxanne Reichert 262-528-2762

RoxysNaturalCleaning@gmail.com

Roxy’s natural cleaning is com mitted to getting the job done with out the use of harmful chemicals. Call/text/email to day to schedule your walk through. See ad on page 28. Kindness

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16655 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 106, Brookfield 414-453-8289 VitalNutritionCenter.com

In addition to tar geted nutrition programs and quality supple ments, our passionate team of experts offers an array of holistic and natural health services to help you feel your best every day. Boost mood. Increase energy. Decrease pain. Feel better. See ad on page 29.

Nutrition Supplements

ALIVE N VIBRANT

Superfood and Protein Powders

AliveNVibrant@gmail.com AliveNVibrant.com

Locally made, 100 percent organic superfood pow ders to keep you feeling alive and vibrant no matter what your health his-tory. Use code NATAWA online for 12 percent off for NA readers.

SEA MOSS

MAISHA 92 414-644-6795 Life@Maisha92.com Maisha92.com

Benefits of sea moss: organic, natural, contains 92 of the 102 essential minerals; anti-in flammatory, nourishes the skin, boosts immune system, aids in healthy weight man agement. Call today.

STANDARD PROCESS

Kathy Kiss

Sr Account Manager

KKiss@StandardProcess.com

Standard Process is a Wisconsin-based, family-owned, whole-food-based nutritional supplement company that partners with healthcare practitioners to address issues related to health conditions. See ad on page 7.

COLLAGEN

WHOLISTIC GODDESS

TRANONT.com/WholisticGoddess

Collagen: Glow from the inside out with our liquid hydrolyzed colla gen. Benefits of collagen include reduced inflammation, a healthier skin and gut. Use code 10off252629 for 10% off for firsttime customers.

Physical Therapy

INVIVO WELLNESS

414-265-5606 2060 N Humboldt Ave, Ste 300, Milwaukee InvivoWellness.com

Discover orthopedic and therapeutic heal ing solutions to re duce pain and im prove daily movement. INVIVO offers physical therapy, massage therapy (relaxation, deep tissue, Thai, prenatal and hot stone), yoga and fitness classes, personal training and a gym. See ad on page 19.

REVITALIZE PHYSICAL THERAPY

Hales Corners & Wauwatosa 414-708-8066 Revitalize-PT.com

We specialize in helping women from precon ception, preg nancy, postpar tum, menopause, and everything in between to resolve common pelvic floor issues through a hands-on, personalized, cohesive approach to live healthy and active lives. See ad on page 9.

Pilates

EAST SIDE PILATES AND PHLOX BOUTIQUE

Jesse Masche 2445 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee 414-915-7100 Jesse@EastSidePilates.com EastSidePilates.com

We make available the best possible supportive Pilates experience for all humans. To create a unique health and fitness boutique to strengthen and empower individuals. We have the best team of instructors. And it’s pretty!

Real Estate

SHOREWEST REALTORS

Cierra Burmeister 262-607-0215 CBurmeister@Shorewest.com Cierra.Shorewest.com

Red Light Therapy

CASA CALM

Trish Beckman, RN 21415 W Greenfield Ave, New Berlin 262-391-3876

TheCasaCalm@gmail.com | CasaCalm.org Casa Calm is a unique space of re spite for the mind, body and soul. The inviting, beautiful place encourages all to unplug and turn inward to seek the answers needed for healing. See ad on page 35.

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.

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 on page 21.

Retreat Center

GOLDEN LIGHT HEALING RETREAT CENTER

Amy Wilinski 920-609-8277 | GoldenLightHealing.net

Offering workshops, ses sions, group & personal re treats in shamanism, medi umship, reiki, psychic development and more. See ad on page 39. Christmas

Buyer and seller con sultations available. Trust and communica tion from our first meet ing to closing. Clients can expect a relation ship beyond the closing table to ensure their home needs are always met. See ad on page 37.

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Sauna Studio

PERSPIRE SAUNA STUDIO

15455 W Bluemound Rd, Ste 230, Brookfield 262-333-2188

PerspireSaunaStudio.com/WI/Brookfield

Our infrared sauna studio is equipped with medi cal-grade light therapy in a private room for you to detox, relax and re-energize. By safely eliminating the sun’s harmful UV rays, we provide a restorative sweat session that will leave you rejuvenated. See ad on page 13.

Skin Care, Spa

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 medi cal to offer every client a perfect skin treatment. See ad on page 4.

Sound Healing

METAPHYSICAL MEDICINE, LLC

Jordan Moon Milwaukee, WI 262-955-5141

Jordan@StructurallySound.org MetaphysicalMedicine.org

Providing both group and individual setting sound healing sessions, sound healing practitioner train ing, reiki sessions and training, guided journey work sessions, and custom EMF protection sculptures. See Sound Bath events in Calendar on page 40.

YEMAJA MUSIC, LLC

Shanti Lleone

1821 N 2nd St, Milwaukee 917-885-3113

ShantiLleone@gmail.com ShantiLleone.com

Divine soul processes de signed to uplift the quality of your life. Shanti is an Angelic Soul Attunement Practitioner integrating powerful modali ties such as Shamanism, Reiki, Sound and Vedic Healings.

Spirituality

UNITY CHURCH

1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa 414-475-0105

UnityCenterInMilwaukee.com

A God-centered community, wel coming all to

come and share the gifts of divine love, life, peace, joy and abundance. Join us Sundays, 10 am. See ad on page 28.

YEMAJA MUSIC, LLC

Shanti Lleone

1821 N 2nd St, Milwaukee 917-885-3113

ShantiLleone@gmail.com ShantiLleone.com

Divine soul processes de signed to uplift the quality of your life. Shanti is an Angelic Soul Attunement Practitioner integrating powerful modali ties such as Shamanism, Reiki, Sound and Vedic Healings.

Wellness Center

CASA CALM

Trish Beckman, RN 21415 W Greenfield Ave, New Berlin 262-391-3876

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Casa Calm is a unique space of re spite for the mind, body and soul. The inviting, beautiful place encourages all to unplug and turn inward to seek the answers needed for healing. See ad on page 35.

Yoga

EVERYDAY BLISS YOGA CLASSES AND TRAINING

1930 W Bluemound Rd, Waukesha 262-781-8102

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EVERYDAY BLISS

New Student Special: 30 days for $30 Unlim ited Yoga Classes! Call to learn about our 2023 Yoga Teacher Training.

VIBE YOGA, HEALTH & FITNESS

180 Kossow Rd, Waukesha 262-788-9147

VIBEmke.com • Info@VIBEmke.com

VIBE Yoga, Health & Fitness is a lifestyle studio that specializes in functional movement, health and wellness. We believe in an all-encompassing lifestyle approach that focuses on mental and emotional well-being as well as physical. See ad on page 13.

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