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erhaps Confucius said it best. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” A study by the American Medical Association found that stress is a factor in 75 percent of all illnesses and diseases. What we think and feel has a powerful influence on our bodies. And we spend so much time rehashing the past and stressing about the future that we live in a constant state of reaction. I recently went wild and dared to take a little bit of stress-free time for myself. I stepped away from the overwhelming to-do list, ignored the mountain of laundry, disregarded the very disorganized closet and, though I never thought I could do it, actually left my laptop in the office. Do you know what happened? The world didn’t stop turning, people in my life survived on their own and that dust in the corner did not lead to a nuclear meltdown. Who knew? I have begun to find that with this new vigorous lifestyle, I feel that I’m neither here nor there. Too often I stop noticing the beautiful, uncomplicated moments that surround me and instead, allow myself to get lost in mental chatter. My incredible fiancé has taught me (on more than one occasion), to live in the moment, to be present now and feel and experience the richness of the opportunity at hand and to silence the worry of what may or may not happen in the future. Good things come to us in our moments of being – let them come! As we enter these dog days of summer, I am officially taking a step back from the craziness, and I hope to help you do this as well. That’s why this month’s issue of Natural Awakenings is dedicated to “Living Simply”. Speaking of dogs this summer, be sure to check out the article on page 21 about summer safety tips for your dog and surprisingly – your cat too! One of the recent additions to the American lexicon is “staycation”, a rather hip word that’s also a great way to spend time with friends and family this summer. With all that we have available around Indianapolis, and with our dedication to making smaller footprints on our planet, what better way to spend the summer than making use of it all for entertaining. The things to do and places to be are endless. Be sure to check out our website at NACrossroads.com for this and more great articles and our online calendar for local events to keep you happy.
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leaners Food Bank invites you to “Ride Your Can Off!” on July 16. This inaugural motorcycle event will benefit Gleaners’ BackSacks Weekend Food for Kids program, enabling Gleaners to provide a low-income child with food for the weekend, when school is out, with every $4 that is donated. The ride begins at Harley Davidson of Indianapolis with registration starting at 9:00 a.m. Riders will then be escorted through Marion County, including a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The ride finishes at noon at Gleaners Food Bank where bikers will be treated to lunch, entertainment, a “Ride-In bike show” and raffles until 1:30 p.m. Each year, over 160,000 Hoosiers depend on food and critical grocery products provided by Gleaners Food Bank to hunger relief agencies throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana. Gleaners was founded in 1980 and is a member of Feeding America the nation’s food bank network. Since then, the food bank has distributed over 280 million pounds of food and grocery products to nearly 400 hunger relief agencies. In Gleaners’ service area, more than 287,000 people live in poverty—and 103,000 of them are children. Fees: by June 30, $25 rider/$10 passenger; day of event, $30 rider/$10 passenger. Riders and passengers who pre-register will be guaranteed a free event T-shirt. Locations: Harley Davidson, 4146 E 96th St.; Gleaners Food Bank, 3737 Waldemere Ave. For more info or to register, call Carrie Fulbright at 317-925-0191 ext. 104, visit Gleaners.org or email CFulbright@Gleaners.org. You can also log onto http://bit.ly/ RIDEURCANOFF to print out a registration form. See ad on page 11.
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ature’s Karma has a new online store/ website at NaturesKarma.org. Along with its mission statement and intentions, links to green resources, Fair Trade information and press page, it features the complete organic skincare line with the ever-popular Melissa’s Virgin Grapefruit Sugar Scrub as well as its large selection of soy candles. The soy candles produce a soothing aroma that invites relaxation and promotes peaceful energy. The soy candle comes with a real soybean on the top to remind you that you’re burning a pure soy candle. The wax is free from pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified material. Nature’s Karma’s soy candles are made with GMO-free, organic, U.S.-farmed soybean wax and cotton wicks, and infused with essential oils and premium fragrance oils for the perfect aromas. Soy candles are a great choice for green candles, made from 100 percent natural plant wax that won’t pollute the air. Soy candles are eco-friendly, clean burning, and best of all, made from a renewable resource. They are the perfect complement to any environmentally conscious consumer and a comforting addition to any “green” home. For more info, along with visiting the website, there is also a link to news and updates on its Facebook page. See ad on page 10.
Pogue’s Run Grocer Serves Indy’s Near Eastside
eorge Pogue blazed a trail to Indianapolis in 1819. And now Pogue’s Run Grocer is providing fresh, local, natural and healthy food in Indy’s Near Eastside. Indy Food Co-op, an organization of more than 400 members, opened Pogue’s Run Grocer last December. You’ll find local and natural produce, dairy, meats, grains, and other grocery items, as well as a full-service deli serving delicious lunch specials, fresh soups, and homemade grab-and-go items. Pogue’s Run Grocer also offers cooking, nutrition and other food-related classes to the community. Member benefits include monthly discounts on Member Appreciation Days, opportunities to participate in store decision-making, and the pride of being involved in making good, healthful food available to everyone. Location: 2828 E. 10th St. For more info about membership, classes and specials, visit PoguesRunGrocer.org. See ad on page 30.
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rofessional trumpeter Dan Gosling knew he had solved a problem for thousands of musicians around the world when he created the formula for ChopSaver® lip balm. His all-natural, herbal formulation is now also available at Whole Foods Market® in Indianapolis for anyone with chronic lip dryness from illness or medications or experiencing other lip-related problems. “No one is fussier about their lips than people who actually use them on a daily basis, especially those who rely on them for their livelihood,” explains Gosling, CEO of Good for the Goose Products, LLC, the parent company of the ChopSaver line. “I knew that ChopSaver was the answer for the tired, abused lips that trumpeters, flutists and other musicians have to cope with. That means it’s good enough for anyone.” Currently available in music stores and doctor’s offices, ChopSaver is poised to enter the world of mass retail. “We know consumers are demanding high value and high quality,” Gosling says. “It is our obligation to make this product available for everyone to enjoy. We are thrilled to partner with Whole Foods Market.” Says Lynn Wallace, buyer for the Eighty-Sixth St. Whole Foods Market location, “From my days in a band, I knew ChopSaver was a great product and, being allnatural, a perfect fit for our discerning customers. I am so pleased to be able to bring ChopSaver to our store.” Recently, doctors also have begun to sing the praises of the product, especially those that prescribe medications that dry the mouth and lips. “ChopSaver is the best lip balm I have ever tried, and my patients agree.” says Jo Bohannon-Grant, MD, a Midlothian, Va., dermatologist. “It magically stays put and lasts a long time without being waxy.”
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cientists at England’s University of Manchester have confirmed how some people suffering from chronic pain might benefit from meditation-based therapies. They concluded that people that are more advanced in meditation practices (up to 35 years) are likely to anticipate and experience pain less than less-advanced meditators or non-meditators. “Meditation trains the brain to be more present-focused, and therefore to spend less time anticipating future negative events,” comments Christopher Brown, Ph.D., who conducted the research. When testing the pain tolerance of study participants using a noninvasive laser, the researchers noted unusual activity during anticipation of pain in part of the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain known to be involved in controlling attention and thought processes when potential threats are perceived, but more study is needed. Participants had a diverse range of experiences with various meditation practices, spanning from months to decades. All of them perform some form of mindfulness meditation—such as that which is the basis of the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for recurrent depression, because up to 50 percent of people with chronic pain experience depression. “The importance of developing new treatments for chronic pain is clear,” says Brown. “Forty percent of people who suffer from chronic pain report inadequate management of their pain problem.”
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multi-ethnic study of 4,757 U.S. adults in a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that those who took the most daily breaks from sitting had, on average, a smaller waist circumference, fewer blood fats and reduced markers for insulin resistance than those who took the fewest breaks. The researchers also noted increased levels of C-reactive protein in the bodies of sedentary subjects, which is linked to inflammation and many chronic diseases, even in people who regularly exercise. To get moving: Stand up to take phone calls and during meetings; walk to visit a colleague, rather than phoning or emailing; use a bathroom on a different floor; centralize trash and recycling bins and office equipment to encourage short trips during the work day; take the stairs; and park at the far end of the lot. Source: European Society of Cardiology
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very five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture routinely announces dietary guidelines advising Americans about what to eat. Now, for the first time, the agency has broken from tradition to talk about truly good foods, rather than just scientifically discuss nutrients. More, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, released this year, embraces the value of plant-based diets. In the new edition, the guidelines’ healthy eating patterns may or may not include moderate amounts of meat. At the same time, the guidelines explain clearly that meat is not essential, and that near-vegetarian and vegetarian diets are adequate and have even resulted in better health. A pertinent excerpt follows. “In prospective studies of adults, compared to non-vegetarian eating patterns, vegetarian-style eating patterns have been associated with improved health outcomes—lower levels of obesity, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and lower total mortality. Several clinical trials have documented that vegetarian eating patterns lower blood pressure. On average, vegetarians consume a lower proportion of calories from fat (particularly saturated fatty acids); fewer overall calories; and more fiber, potassium and vitamin C than do non-vegetarians. Vegetarians generally have a lower body mass index. “These characteristics and other lifestyle factors associated with a vegetarian diet may contribute to the positive health outcomes that have been identified among vegetarians.” Source: Grist.org
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More Young Adults Put their Hands to the Plow Conditions are perfect for a new generation of farmers in their 20s and 30s that distrust industrial food systems, are intent on meaningful employment and may well succeed an aging farm populace. More are starting small farms and joining networks of like-minded agriculture enthusiasts, according to a recent story in The New York Times, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to transform the budding trend into a fundamental shift. Last year, under a provision in the 2008 Farm Bill, the department distributed $18 million to educate young growers and ranchers across the country. Garry Stephenson, coordinator of the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University, says he has not seen so much interest among young people in decades. “They’re young, energetic and idealist, and they’re willing to make the sacrifices,” he says. According to the USDA’s 2007 Census of Agriculture, farmers over 55 currently own more than half of the country’s farmland. According to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, the hope is that some of the beginning farmers will graduate to stakes in midsize and large farms as older farmers retire.
The inaugural United States Peace Index (USPI), created by the international think-tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace, provides the first-ever ranking of the 50 U.S. states based on their levels of peace. The USPI shows Maine is the most peaceful U.S. state, with New York, California and Texas recording the highest increases in peace since 1991. The USPI report reveals that peace in the United States has improved since 1995, primarily driven by a substantial decrease in homicide and violent crime. Peace is significantly correlated with economic opportunity, education and health, high school graduation rate, access to health insurance and the percent of infant mortality. The 10 most peaceful states identified are Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Minnesota, North Dakota, Utah, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Iowa and Washington. Maine topped the list of states on three of the five USPI indicators: number of violent crimes, number of police officers and incarceration numbers (the homicide rate and ease of access to small arms are the other two). Regionally, southern states were the least peaceful, while states in the Northeast were most peaceful. The • • Midwest and West were on a par, with • midwestern states being slightly more • • peaceful. Source: OdeMagazine.com
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istorically, we are all connected by climate, roads, fisheries, language, forests, cultures and social networks as part of life on this planet. In recent decades, the rules of access and ownership have shifted in new directions, making sharing more convenient, necessary, fulfilling and even profitable.
Sharing as a Lifestyle Ways to share in everyday life seem to be multiplying like rabbits, but perhaps the Great Recession is forcing all of us to pay more attention to its importance these days. There’s car sharing, ride sharing, bike sharing, yard sharing, co-working, co-housing, tool libraries and all kinds of cooperatives. Ways to share power, dialogue and knowledge, such as workplace democracy, citizens’ deliberative councils, unconferences, open spaces and world cafés are getting more attention, aided by innovative Web 2.0 tools and other means. Scores of new websites are designed to help us share real stuff, and it’s possible to create a complete lifestyle based on sharing. We can live in a co-housing community, work in a co-op, grow food in a neighbor’s yard and travel to the open space town council meeting via a local car-share. Want to know about the nuts and bolts of how to build a shareable life? Read The Sharing Solution, by Janelle Orsi and Emily Doskow.
SHARING OUR WORLD Simply Sharing Can Solve Big Challenges by Neal Gorenflo and Jeremy Adam Smith
Sharing is the answer to some of today’s Shareable Cities biggest questions: How will we meet the A revolution is underway in our understanding of cities; they are becoming the focal point for our collective hopes and dreams, needs of the world’s enormous population? as well as for all kinds of innovation needed to avert a worsening How do we reduce our impact on the planet and climate crisis. In the past, we tended to see cities as dirty, cope with the destruction already inflicted? How unnatural, isolating places; today, citizens and urban planners alike are starting to see their potential for generating widespread can we each be healthy, enjoy life, and create well-being at low financial and environmental cost. There’s an thriving communities? increasing appreciation for the benefits of public transit, urban agriculture, making room on the streets for pedestrians and bicyclists and for civic engagement. The very thing that defines a city—its population density—makes sharing things easier, from cars to bikes to homes.
Social Enterprise and Cooperatives Social enterprises, both nonprofit or for profit, offer products or services that aim to advance social or environmental missions with benefits for all. This industry is small, relative to the overall economy, but growing extremely fast in some sectors. The Social Enterprise Alliance reports that nonprofit earned income grew by more than 200 percent, to $251 billion, between 1982 and 2002, reflecting a continuing trend in their expanding engagement with their publics. Meanwhile, 10
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Cleantech Group research shows that investment in cleantech ventures nearly trebled, to $5.2 billion, between 2004 and 2008. At the same time, fair trade goods sales doubled between 2004 and 2007, to around $4 billion, according to the Fair Trade Federation. Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism, says that more than 11,000 worker cooperatives have emerged in the last 30 years. Many embrace pro-social missions and are managed, governed and owned by the people who work at them.
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The Internet It’s easy to take it for granted, but the Internet’s potential as a sharing platform has just begun to unfold. The Internet itself would not be possible if people did not share labor, software and infrastructure. No one owns it or runs it. It’s built and it operates on free and open source software and open standards. Data travels over networks and is routed through servers owned by private individuals and corporations that share transport and routing duties. This global commons enables the creation of tremendous value. Harvard Business School Professor John Quelch estimates that the economic impact of the Internet is $1.4 trillion annually in the United States alone. Last year, the Computer & Communications Industry Association calculated that companies and nonprofits relying on “fair use” (such as search engines, web hosting and social media) employ 17 million people and generate $4.7 trillion a year, one-sixth of the country’s gross domestic product.
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FOSS and the Internet have a symbiotic relationship. The Internet would not have been possible without FOSS, and the growth of FOSS relies on the Internet to power its peer production and distribution model. For example, more than 270 million people use the Firefox browser, a shared, freely available tool. Half the world’s websites, about 112 million, are hosted on Apache’s open source server software. A quarter million websites run on Drupal, a leading open source content management system. That’s just scratching the surface. Today, the more than 200,000 open source projects operate on nearly 5 billion lines of code that would cost hundreds of billions of dollars to reproduce. Visit the Infoworld Open Source Hall of Fame website for more on desktop favorites. Today, millions of individuals and organizations rely on FOSS in performing their daily work, as do a growing number of governments. It’s a pervasive part of life in the developed world; because of its low cost, open source software may become even more important to developing countries.
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dizzying number of ways. In the past few years, open, or peer-to-peer, sharing strategies have gained significant traction in science, business, culture, education and government. Applications range from the obscure, like the Open Source Tractor, to the everyday, like the OpenStreetMaps project. It’s a tough trend to quantify, because it is so viral and self-organized. The Obama administration’s Open Government Directive is currently one of the most visible of these efforts, at least in the United States. The directive orders each executive department and agency to identify and publish online, in an open format, at least three high-value data sets; create an open government web page and respond to public input received via that page; and develop and publish an Open Government Plan that describes how they are improving transparency and integrating public participation and collaboration into its activities.
Social Media Sharing is the currency of social media. Socialnomics author Erik Qualman alerts us that, “Social media is bigger than you think.” The public uploaded more usergenerated video to YouTube in a recent six-month period than the three major TV networks produced and distributed in the past 60 years. Now with more than 500 million users, Facebook would represent the third largest country in the world by population. Wikipedia contains more than 9 million articles in 250 languages, all written by volunteers—and with an accuracy that studies like that at Harford Community College, in Bel Air, Maryland, indicate approaches that of leading commercial sources (80 versus 95 percent). Creative Commons has made it easier for creators to share their work; they’ve licensed more than 130 million creative works in 50 countries since 2002. By 2008, one in eight couples who married that year met through social media, and 96 percent of Generation Y has joined a social network, where sharing is a way of life. In these powerful ways, social media has taken sharing mainstream.
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Generation Y = Gen G Now that a shareable world has a serious foothold, all that’s needed is a willing population to scale it up. There’s a strong argument that Gen Y is the generation that can bring it to fruition. Roughly 100 million strong in the United States, Gen Y grew up on the Internet and brings its values and practices, including sharing, into the real world. Last year, TrendWatching.com called them Gen G (for “generous”) and said they are accelerating a cultural shift where giving is already the new taking. They may not reach their full sharing potential until later in life, but there are promising indicators that they are already having a telling impact. An online study by Cone Inc. and AMP Insights concluded that 61 percent of 13-to-25-year-olds feel personally responsible for making a difference in the world. Eighty-three percent will trust a company more if it’s socially and environmentally responsible. Volunteering by college students increased by 20 percent between 2002 and 2005, with nearly one in three contributing their time. Business strategist Gary Hamel believes that this massive generational force, which outnumbers baby boomers, promises to transform our world in the image of the Internet—a world where sharing and contributing to the common good are integral to the good life. William Strauss and Neil Howe, authors of Millennials Rising, believe that Gen Y is a hero generation, coming of age in a time of crises they’re already helping to resolve, largely by applying the tools and mindset of sharing. Neal Gorenflo is the publisher of Shareable.net, a leading online magazine about sharing that includes the Web’s largest collection of how-to-share articles. Jeremy Adam Smith is the editor of Shareable.net.
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ecord Cooling accounts Remember: The higher the summer heat for nearly half waves are EER (Energy-Efficiency Ratio) the energy used already occurring by the average more often and and SEER (Seasonal Energy- home during the will be even hotter summer, reports Efficiency Ratio), the more and more frequent the Environmental over the next 30 Protection Agency’s efficient the appliance. Always Energy Star years, according to a study by More than look for Energy Star models. program. Stanford University two-thirds of U.S. scientists that have households have air run climate simulations of temperatures conditioners, which set us back more across the United States. The study than $10 billion each year in electricity comes on the heels of a NASA report bills, according to the American Council that concluded that 2000 through 2009 for an Energy-Efficient Economy. was the warmest post-industrial decade on record. Passive Cooling a Priority The hotter it gets, the more people There is a better way to stay run their conventional electric air comfortable using both active and conditioners (AC), releasing even more passive strategies. The first requires global-warming gas emissions from specialized equipment, while the power plants into the atmosphere. second uses the windows, walls, 14
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floors and roof to collect, store and distribute natural heat from the local environment. The basic principles of passive solar design have been understood for millennia. From Mexico to the Middle East, people have built homes with thick walls to slow heat transfer, observes Doron Amiran, former development director of the Solar Living Institute. The Pueblo Indians constructed their cities to maximize solar warming in winter and screen the strongest rays in summer. Many of these ancient techniques were abandoned in the age of cheap fossil fuels. “We build our houses for curb appeal or for the view, not thinking that all those windows facing south in the summer are going to cook the inside of the house,” says Amiran. Daniel Aiello, chair of the nonprofit Arizona Solar Center and a principal of Janus II Environmental Architects & Planners, helps homeowners create vertical shading on east and west exposures with manmade screens or shrubs, trellises and vines, which have the added benefit of letting light and heat in during the winter, if they are deciduous. “Each side of the building is going to look different,” notes Aiello, who uses overhangs or awnings over south-facing windows in warm climates. Aiello also points out that on a home’s exterior, light-colored surfaces reflect more heat than dark-colored ones. He adds that textured surfaces stay cooler than flat ones, due to small-scale shading and the breakup of the interface between warm air and the surface. Inset windows are cooler, as well. It’s all important, because 35 percent of a building’s potential heat gain stems from the direct action of solar rays striking surfaces, according to Aiello. Incorporating such passive solar design elements into buildings can reduce heating bills by as much as 50 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Another passive technique is to use cross ventilation by opening opposing windows. Take this a step further by installing vents to allow hot air to escape from high spaces and cool air to enter at lower ones. Also, make sure walls and windows are well insulated against outdoor air. Inside, shutters,
light-colored blinds and curtains can also make a big difference. Also consider glass with lowemittance (low-E) coating, which reduces heat transfer. The position of light-colored gravel, pools and other reflective surfaces are important because they can bounce heat; consider putting up a screen to block the energy.
Effective Active Cooling Comes Next Alex Wilson, editor of Environmental Building News and author of Your Green Home, says the easiest and most efficient option is to use portable floor fans or install ceiling fans, which use 90 percent less energy than air conditioning. Fans can cool a room by a perceived seven to 10 degrees simply by moving air, which effects greater evaporation of perspiration. The next step in terms of low price and high efficiency would be to use a whole-house attic fan, which blows
hot air from inside the entire structure outside. However, Wilson points out that such devices are only able to provide substantial heat relief under certain conditions—usually at night and when the humidity isn’t too high. A less comprehensive solution is simply to push hot air out of the attic, which will also help cool the house. According to the utility Austin Energy, reducing the attic temperature by 10 degrees or more saves up to 10 percent on AC costs; solar-powered attic fans are available. Some other alternatives to conventional, compression-cycle, central and room AC units are emerging, such as evaporative coolers, often called “swamp coolers.” These draw air over wet pads, and the resulting evaporation causes cooling. Wilson says they only make sense in dry climates, because they add moisture to the air. They typically cost 50 percent less than traditional AC and use 75 percent less energy, although they do require more maintenance.
The most energy-efficient and initially expensive way to cool your home and heat it in the winter is with a geothermal heat pump that takes advantage of the Earth’s subterranean heat gradient. Although they have a hefty upfront installation cost, operating costs are much less than conventional AC. Finally, don’t set the home’s thermostat below 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and install a programmable model. Utilize dehumidifiers, bathroom fans and heat-producing appliances sparingly; switch to compact fluorescent and LED lighting instead of heat-emitting incandescent bulbs; and keep those AC filters clean. Brian Clark Howard is a New York City-based multimedia journalist and the co-author of Green Lighting and Geothermal HVAC. Build Your Own Wind Power System will be released in 2011. BrianClarkHoward.com.
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Chef Tal Ronnen Creating Mouth-Watering Plant-Based Meals by Beth Davis
s one of the most celebrated vegan chefs working today, Chef Tal Ronnen is out to change the way people think about vegan and vegetarian cooking. In 2008, he became known nationwide as the chef who prepared vegan meals for Oprah Winfrey’s 21-day vegan cleanse. He has since catapulted to fame, catering Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s vegan wedding, Arianna Huffington’s party at the Democratic National Convention, and the first vegan dinner at the U.S. Senate. Although he is extremely grateful for the opportunities those experiences have afforded him, what’s really important, he says, is the platform they’ve provided for him to spread his message. For most, “vegan cooking” conjures up visions of bland tofu, sprouts, brown rice, or veggie burgers that bear a striking resemblance to a hockey puck. However, as he writes in his vegan cookbook, The Conscious Cook, “There are no sprouts in this book, or in my refrigerator.” It’s a common misconception, he says, that plant-based cuisine is tasteless and lacks the nutrients bodies need, including protein.
“When we think of the word protein, it’s synonymous with meat,” explains Ronnen. “But, in other cultures, the bulk of their protein intake comes from plantbased sources such as whole grains, beans and soy.” He notes that diets high in red meat can actually increase the risk of health problems. A study conducted by the U.S. National Cancer Institute found that eating too much red and processed meat can shorten life span from cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stomach ulcers and an array of other conditions. Health experts suggest limiting red meat to three or four times a week, at most—a number Ronnen can live with. “This is not an all or nothing approach, and I certainly don’t like to tell people what to eat and what not to eat,” he notes. “However, anyone can benefit from a vegetarian meal, even if it’s just a couple of days a week, because it has such a great impact on your health, and the environment.”
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In fact, he knows all too well the appeal of eating meat—he grew up eating steak, pastrami sandwiches, veal scaloppini and more. He describes his parents as “real foodies” who exposed him and his sisters to all kinds of worldly cuisine, and inspired his own love of food. When he decided to become a vegetarian 19 years ago, largely due to the influence of friends, cancer in the family, heart disease, and the environmental impact, he felt frustrated when it came to dining out. His first foray into plant-based cuisine was often met with restaurant meals that consisted of pasta with vegetables, or worse, a side dish of vegetables that became the main entrée. He says there was little to no protein in the meals, plus, he really missed the texture and flavor of meat. He thought if he could just have that texture without the negative impacts, it would be a win-win. It is what inspired him to go to culinary school and learn how to cook.
He graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute and has worked at some of the top vegan restaurants in the United States, including Sublime in Fort Lauderdale, Madeleine Bistro in Los Angeles, and Candle 79 in New York City. He also assisted Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders in opening her restaurant, VegiTerranean in Akron, Ohio, in 2007. In addition, he conducts master vegetarian workshops for students and staff at Le Cordon Bleu College campuses nationwide. A vegan for the past 11 years, he uses his classic cooking skills and techniques to create meat- and dairyfree fare that is rich and buttery, elegant, flavorful and filling by maximizing the nutritional benefits and taste of his favorite plant-based proteins. He also teamed up with GardeinTM to create recipes for the company’s healthy, innovative and convenient plant based, meat-like foods. Ronnen describes Gardein as a transition food. Even though it’s a plant-based protein, it tastes and feels like meat, and most importantly, is not genetically modified and is a healthy alternative to meat—a real game changer when it comes to exposing this cuisine to people fighting heart disease or cancer. For those not quite ready to switch to plant-based eating, Ronnen says one of the best things to do is eat organic. It means that the food is not genetically modified. He also recommends cooking seasonally and with local produce, and most of all, getting away from microwaving, eating processed foods and eating out. “We need to get people back in the kitchen.” Finally, he says that although there’s a lot of misconceptions with plant-based cuisine—you won’t get your protein, it’s boring to eat vegan, the food is bland—by tasting some of the dishes, people will realize how easy it is to eat healthy and not sacrifice. The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes that will Change the Way you Eat is available online and in bookstores. For more information, TalRonnen.com. Beth Davis is a contributing writer to Natural Awakenings magazines. She is based in Naples, Florida.
Healing Herbs From the Garden to the Kitchen by Constance Campbell Ferry
he small daisy like blossoms of German chamomile are just one of many subtle colors and textures one can expect in an herb garden from May through September. A garden is a healing place in and of itself. Fresh herbs impart their healing properties to us easily and with joy. Following is a list of a few herbs that are ready for harvest in late spring and early summer. All provide a variety of benefits and are gifts aimed towards healing. German Chamomile is harvested in full bloom when the petals splay back toward the stem. After harvest, cut the self-seeding annual plant back to about 10 inches. German chamomile is used to make chamomile tea and is a well-known medicinal herb. It is most commonly used as as a mild sedative, especially good for insomnia as well as many other nervous conditions. It is also used for fever, colic, and inflammation, and has been shown to have antiviral and antibacterial properties. Lemon Balm is a wonderful perennial nervine herb in the mint family with a gentle lemon scent. Leaves should be picked just when they are beginning to flower. Lemon balm is also used medicinally as an herbal tea and is helpful for anxiety, depression and stress. The crushed leaves, when rubbed on the skin, are used as a repellant for mosquitos. natural awakenings
Mints are aromatic digestives used throughout the world for their healing properties. Spearmint is a cooling digestive and good for congestion and inflammation in the lungs. Peppermint is a warming digestive good for sore muscles, headaches and energy. Pick your peppermint and spearmint anytime and when in flower, as volatile oils are highest at this time. Sage can be harvested at anytime but is especially fruity and aromatic in early summer and is beautifully in full flower in May and June. Harvest
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hile preparing to address a group largely made up of Encinitas area psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers, Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren queried his audience to determine how best to customize his eyeopening presentation about sciencebased holistic approaches to health and disease prevention. Interested in knowing the characteristics of his audience before proceeding, the president and founder of Ecopolitan Eco-Health Network prompted attendees to indicate their professions— mental health professional or professional health practitioner—with a show of hands. When everyone indicated they were mental health professionals and no one professed to be a professional health practitioner, Tel-Oren had a flash of insight. “I instantly recognized that while mental health professionals work with their patient’s health of mind, they don’t view themselves as health care practitioners, because they don’t connect how the health of the body can affect the health of the mind,” says TelOren. A holistic scientist, author, innovator and educator, Tel-Oren frequently lectures around the world to doctors and the public on natural principles of health, functional medicine, diet and nutrition. He also discusses sustainability and how
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individuals can take ownership of their health and well-being, rather than giving away this responsibility to disease-oriented doctors and insurance companies. Audiences consistently walk away with valuable information about how to be “good consumers” of the health care industry. A U.S. licensed, board certified nutritionist and professor with the International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists, Tel-Oren’s practice at his Ecopolitan clinic in Minneapolis includes the services of a mental health practitioner for patients who suffer from trauma or other conditions. “I added the mental health practitioner when I began noticing that while my patients were improving physically, their emotional issues were having an impact on their health and impeding their progress,” advises TelOren. “Patients in psychotherapy who follow my clinical nutrition guidelines, which promote optimal physical health and wellness, experience significant improvements much quicker.” This important observation, which demonstrates that doctors and mental health practitioners need to be aware of the psychological, emotional and physiological components of mental health, has led Tel-Oren to develop lectures that build bridges between mental health and science-based
functional medicine, a relatively new clinical health science. “During their education, neither therapists nor doctors learn about this inseparable connection, or about how different aspects of an individual’s life—the physical and emotional environment, general lifestyle, as well as genetic factors—can all lead to deviation from health and manifest in disease over time,” says Tel-Oren, who provides tools to improve and expand the knowledge base of health professionals and the general public. “I consistently find that mental health professionals are interested in using an easy-to-use ‘cheat sheet’ of simple steps that make their clients’ healing journey faster and easier, especially when they discover that these things help to reduce their clients’ dependency on drugs prescribed for depression or other mental disorders, such as attention deficit disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder,” he explains. Mental health professionals are quick to sign up for continuing education classes and membership in Tel-Oren’s Bio-Mental Health Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) project of the University of Natural Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he is president emeritus and a professor of medical sciences and functional medicine. “They learn how to help their clients by learning how to use and read functional laboratory tests, which are helpful in determining nutritional deficiencies, toxicity levels, gastrointestinal functioning, metabolism and environmental sensitivities, all things that are presently being ignored, but are scientifically proven to affect brain function and mood disorders.” Professor Adiel Tel-Oren, MD, DC, CCN, DACBN, LN, DABFM, DABPOM, FABDA, trained in Europe and in the U.S., is board certified by the American Board of Functional Medicine, American Board of Oxidative Medicine, American Board of Chelation Therapy, Clinical Board of Nutrition and American Board of Disability Analysts. He is also a doctor of chiropractic who retired from active practice in 2001. Ecopolitan.com.
Summer Safety Tips by Ann Brightman
haring water activities with your canine companion is a wonderful bonding experience, as long as you keep in mind that, as with children, you must consider a pet’s safety and comfort. While many dogs take to the water like ducks, especially retrievers, spaniels and similar breeds, others are a bit timid at first and may need some help getting used to this new experience. These 10 tips will ensure that you and your best friend can splash out in worry-free fun, whether you’re wading in a stream, going boating or visiting the beach or a lake cottage.
Before starting any new activity with your dog, it’s a smart idea to first make sure he’s in good health. If you’re in any doubt as to his fitness, have him checked by a vet.
If it will be Rover’s introduction to the water, start slowly and be patient, especially if he’s still a pup. Don’t assume he’ll automatically know how to swim. Choose a warm day and a shallow body of water, with a gently sloping beach or bank that’s easy for the dog to navigate. Let him approach the water’s edge and investigate it in his own time. Never splash him or force him to enter the water before he’s ready. July
Once caution has turned to curiosity, try enticing him into the water by entering it yourself and calling him— perhaps attracting him with a treat or by tossing a toy a short distance into the water (not so deep that his paws can’t reach the bottom). Gradually, he should feel more confident, especially if he sees you having fun, and will venture further into the water.
when he’s playing in water that gets progressively deeper. Make sure the device fits properly and allow him a chance to get used to wearing and swimming with the life jacket before taking him out over deep water.
Take your time while introducing your dog to boating. Keep in mind that he’s used to surfaces that are stationary and stable, so it might take him a little while to get used to a tilting and moving craft. Let him get acquainted with the boat while it’s still tied up, whether it’s a canoe, kayak or yacht. Keep his first boat trips short and watch him for any signs of motion sickness.
Even if a dog is a seasoned swimmer, it’s a good idea to equip him with a canine life jacket or personal flotation device while you’re out on a boat. Accidents can happen, and cold, deep, choppy water can challenge even the strongest swimmer. A life jacket is a must if your dog isn’t a good swimmer; not only while he’s on a boat, but also
Whether on a boat or the beach, ensure that the dog has access to good quality, fresh drinking water; maybe bring your own from home. Make sure he has shade. Boat surfaces and beach sand can become extremely hot during sun-filled summer days, which are hard on unprotected paws; a dog’s sensitive nose and ears can get sunburned from excessive exposure, as well.
When swimming in the ocean, be aware of strong tides. Sea lice and jellyfish are other risks to watch out for. Jellyfish can sting a curious dog, causing extreme pain and swelling, while sea lice are microscopic organisms that can cause intense itching. It’s a good idea to rinse your dog (and yourself) with fresh water after swimming in the ocean.
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your dog around any body of water, just as you would a child. If you have a pool, teach him how to get out of it and don’t leave behind enticing toys still floating in the water. Remember that swimming is vigorous exercise and a dog can tire quickly, especially if he’s older.
A dog may need help getting out of the water, especially when swimming off of a boat or dock, as well as in a pool. A boating harness is a good solution; available in several sizes, it’s designed for optimum mobility and should include a sturdy upright handle on the back of it to help you lift a pet out of the water. Water activities can hugely enrich a dog’s life experience, not to mention your mutual bond of friendship. As long as you keep his safety in mind, the fun you share will give you many happy memories to look back on for years to come. Ann Brightman is the managing editor of Animal Wellness Magazine, from which this is reprinted with permission ©2009 (AnimalWellnessMagazine.com).
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es, cats can swim. This is good to know if your home features a resident pet and a swimming pool. While most cats are not in love with a dip in the water—neither would you be if you had to dry your nose-totoes fur using a tiny pink tongue—what would happen if a favorite feline fell in? If curiosity or circumstance caused her to take the plunge, could she make it to the edge and safely pull herself out of the pool? Our family has taken seriously the task of teaching our five cats how to swim, and always proceeded with loving care and patience. We’ve experienced considerable success by following these steps. Remember that the “swim class” is designed to teach your cat what to do if she finds herself accidentally in the water. We trim the cat’s toenails a few days before their swim class. Then, holding your cat firmly and calmly against your midriff as the two of you wade into the shallow end of the pool, keep her secure until you feel her relax in the water. Soothingly speak to her in a loving manner, gently caressing her body, and watch her face until her expression calms. We hold the cat in our arms until her legs and paws begin to move in the water—showing that she is trying to “run” away. We’ve found that the more a feline moves in the water, the more
familiar she becomes with the feel of it on her limbs and with the motion of swimming. When she’s ready, gently release your cat into the water and stay by her side as she “runs,” or kitty paddles, to the pool’s edge; then let her pull herself out, so that she knows she can do it. Note that if the water level is too low in a pool, a cat can drown in it, so either raise the level of the water or put a small ladder into the pool so she knows where to climb out. It is magical watching cats smoothly glide forward with their head held high. Some like the experience better than others; if a feline fur-eeks out, she may be better suited as a permanent landlubber. Also, a cat that’s used to having a bath may be a better candidate for adjusting to a paddle in the pool.
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SATURDAY, JULY 2
Mindfulness Meditation for Health and Qigong – 10-11am. July 2, 16, 23. Perform gentle movements with mental focus on breath. Reduce stress, improve balance, improve heart and immune health, increase flexibility, improve mood, improve mental clarity and focus, and energize. $10 per class or 6 classes for $50. Mother Nature Sun, 6516 Ferguson Street. Kathy Johnson 317-490-9822 or Indyqi@comcast.net.
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Ice Cream Social – 11am-3pm. In addition to ice cream, event will feature re-enactors, live music, games and entertainment for all ages, and a passport-tohistory treasure hunt for children. Adults $12, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N. Delaware St., Indy. 317-631-1888. PBHH.org.
THURSDAY, JULY 7
Summer Soups & Salads – 5:30-7:30pm. Join us in making light, freshtasting fare, quickly and easily to cool us down as the temperatures soar. $35. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indianapolis. 317-408-0110. ReinventingWellness.com. Tapping for Weight Loss – 6-7:15pm. July 7, 14, 21. Use EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) in a supportive group setting to lose weight, change your eating habits, and free yourself of limiting beliefs. It’s as simple as tapping on acupuncture points. $15. Inner Peace Yoga Center, 5038 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. 317-257-9642 or IPYC.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 9
Raw Foods Certification Class – 10am-1pm. Become a raw food chef and learn how to create quick and easy recipes using organic and nutritious ingredients. Price includes breakfast, lunch and certification. $125. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indianapolis. 317-408-0110. ReinventingWellness.com. Summer Soups and Salads Cooking Class – 2-4pm. Menu will be kept confidential until class! Pre Reg. $25/$35 at door. Optimal Wellness Center, 4545 Northwestern Dr, Ste A, Zionsville. 317-870-7220. WeCreateWellness.com.
MONDAY, JULY 11
Cooking at the Creamery, Cooking Classes – 6-8pm. Jen Love Tillotson, Holistic Nutritionist, will be sharing how to create an unforgettable picnic spread your whole family will love. to sign up email Jen@tpforganics.com For more information visit TPFOrganics.com / Traders Point Creamery 9101 Moore Rd.
TUESDAY, JULY 12 Conscious Eating/Conscious Health – 6-8pm. Review energetic patterns of overeating and eating poorly and what we can do to reset our bodies to make healthy conscious eating choices. Raw living food samples will be available. $25. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St., Indianapolis. 317-253-5683. Wendy@mothernaturesun.com, MotherNatureSun.com.
THURSDAY, JULY 14
Sustainable Nutrition Round Table Discussion – 6pm. The Staff at SFC be speaking on how our local farmers’ markets sustain both us as individuals and our community. Free. Stillpoint Family Chiropractic Inc, 9780 Lantern Road; Suite 230 Fishers. 317-8630365. Docmgp@drpennella.com, DrPennella.com.
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Sheridan Bluegrass Concert – Friday, 6pm and Saturday 9am-9:45pm. Bring chairs and blankets. Sheridan Veterans Park, at First and Main Streets. Friday $5, Saturday $10. Contact Sharon 317-7695450 or BlueGrassFever@sbcglobal.net. Sounding Light Journey – 6:30-8pm. Janiece & Iva will co-create deep relaxation with crystal bowls, toning and channeled guided meditation catered intuitively to the collective energy of the group. Bring whatever you need to feel comfortable on the floor. $20. bodies to make healthy conscious eating choices. Raw living food samples will be available. $25. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St., Indianapolis. 317-253-5683. Wendy@mothernaturesun. com, MotherNatureSun.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 16
Raw Food & Yoga Detox Day 90 minute hot yoga class with Amy Thomas Living food Detox Class by Chef Audrey Fresh organic veggie & fruit juice Raw/living food gourmet lunch Raw food recipes to take home Fun free gifts
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ANASA Experience – 6:30-8pm. A Celebration of Community and Music! Non-contact dance, moving meditation. Medicine Drums & Tribal-Fusion music by Adam Riviere & Melinda de Marmion guide you. Child friendly and under 10 free. $10. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St, Indianapolis. 317253-5683. MotherNatureSun.com.
TUESDAY, JULY 19
Opening to Sacred Sound – 6:30-8:30pm. Explore the many facets of sacred sound with Sound Healer Melinda de Marmion in this fun two-evening class about sound healing with sacred mantras, Tibetan Bowls and more! $35/evening or both for $60. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St., Indianapolis. 317-985-7622. ParadigmAlchemy. com/workshops.htm. Cooling Summer Dishes – 5:30-7:30pm. Healthy summer entrees designed to beat the heat and satisfy your tastebuds. $35. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indianapolis. 317-408-0110. ReinventingWellness.com.
FRIDAY, JULY 22
Whole Hog Roast - Gunthorp Farms in Lagrange Indiana is bringing one of their organic hogs to roast the old fashioned way at the Farm. Served with seasonal organic sides and set to live music! Make reservations now! Traders Point Creamery 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville, TPFOrganics.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 23
Cookout Cuisine – 10am-12pm. Our menu eliminates fattening foods and incorporates healthy and fun recipes certain to please the pickiest eaters. $35. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indianapolis. 317-408-0110. ReinventingWellness.com.
Mindfulness Meditation for Health and Qigong – 10-11am. See July 2, 16 listings. $10 per class or 6 classes for $50. Mother Nature Sun, 6516 Ferguson Street,Broad Ripple. Kathy Johnson 317-490-9822 or Indyqi@comcast.net.
Mindfulness Meditation for Health and Qigong – 10-11am. See July 2 listing. $10 per class or 6 classes for $50. Mother Nature Sun, 6516 Ferguson Street. Kathy Johnson 317-490-9822 or Indyqi@ comcast.net.
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“Ride Your Can Off” Motorcycle event – 9am1:30pm. The event will begin at the Harley Davidson of Indianapolis with registration, riders will then experience an escorted ride through Marion County, including a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, finishing at Gleaners Food Bank. T-shirts, lunch, entertainment, a “Ride-In bike show”, door prizes and much more will be offered to the participating riders and passengers! Carrie Fulbright 317-925-0191 ext. 104 or Gleaners.org/Get-Involved/Special-Events/-Ride-YourCan-Off-.aspx.
Launch of the first Healthy Peanut Butter Cup – 1-2:15pm. Come hear about and get a sample of the new taste & health sensation. Special Guest Speaker - Dr Bruce Phillips. Free. Holiday Inn North at the Pyramids, 3850 DePauw Blvd., Indianapolis. 317-363-2262. Ladies Night – 5-6pm. Get pampered with personal spa services, food and wine. $10. Optimal Wellness Center, 4545 Northwestern Dr, Ste A, Zionsville. 317-870-7220. WeCreateWellness.com.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
Mexican Makeover – 5:30-7:30pm. Enjoy some fantastic south-of-the-border favorites made healthier and guilt-free. $35. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indianapolis. 317-408-0110. ReinventingWellness.com.
THURSDAY, JULY 28
200-Hour Teacher Training - This 10-month training is thorough, systematic, and stimulating. $2500 or $2300. Inner Peace Yoga Center, 5038 E. 56th St., Indpls. For further information, call 317-257-9642 or IPYC.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 30
Making Cultured Vegetables – 10am-12pm. This class is for you if you are interested in getting natural probiotics from food, improving your digestion, living longer and reducing your cravings. Come and enjoy delicious tangy slaws that optimize nutrition and lower your grocery bill. $35. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indianapolis. 317-408-0110. ReinventingWellness.com.
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Heartland Film Festival Sneak Peek Fundraiser – 5:30-8:30pm. Be among the first to preview a selection of award-winning films and special events that will be featured at this year’s 2011 Heartland Film Festival. The program will also feature a live auction including a chance to bid on exclusive vacation spots, a 2011 Heartland Film Festival Premier Package and other unique experience packages.$85 per person, Entourage Premium Package $1,000 (10 guests, limited availability and bonus features included). Mavris Arts and Event Center, 121 South East Street, Indianapolis. TrulyMovingPictures.org.
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Adult Summer Reading Program – through-Aug 4. Read or listen to 8 books during the Adult Summer Reading Program and when you record the 1st, 4th and 8th book, receive a prize. 317-814-3987 or Sign up online at CarmelReads.org. Waterman’s Farm Market – 8am-7pm. Year round. Large variety of produce and food-related products. 7010 E Raymond St, Indianapolis. WatermansFarmMarket.com. Pilates Reformer Classes – Mon–Sat. No Sun classes. Visit website for times. Engage the mind with the body to create exercises that involve whole body movement. $20-$35. Inner You Pilates, 14950 Greyhound Ct, Indianapolis. 317-571-8367. InnerYouPilates.com. Locally Grown Gardens – Mon-Fri 9am-9pm; Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-8pm. Chef owned and operated year round farm market offering a variety of produce, pies, breads and more. Lunch and dinner served daily. 1050 E 54th St, Indianapolis. 317-255-8555. LocallyGrownGardens.com.
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Small Plate Weeknights – Tues-Fri 5-9pm. Organic small plate and large plate dinners offered at TPC. The Loft Restaurant, Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. TPFOrganics.com. Pathways to Wellness New Member Special – 2 weeks unlimited yoga classes. Call for more details 317-569-9090. Village Yoga, 14741 Hazel Dell Xing, Ste 400, Noblesville. 317-569-9090. Eric@ PathwaysToWellness.us. PathwaysToWellness.us. Become a Junior Aeronaut – Daily through Oct. 31. Learn how to fly a balloon with a certified pilot. Read the instruments, determine weather conditions and control the balloon in flight. Open to anyone age 3 and older. $10. Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. 317-776-6000. ConnerPrairie.org.
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Sahaja Meditation – 12-1pm. A simple and spontaneous meditation technique, which de-stresses mind, improves attention and brings inner peace and joy harnessing one’s own inner energy. Free. Old National Bank, 6135 N College Ave, Indianapolis. 317-300-4560. IndianaMeditation.org. Vinyasa Intensive – 1:30-3:30pm. Third Sun each month. Vinyasa flow yoga led by Liz Molitor. $20 Walk-in/$15 members. Source Yoga, 8609 E 116th St, Fishers. 317-915-9642. SourceYoga.net. Warming Up to Hot Vinyasa – 2-3:15pm. Class for those new to yoga or anxious about the idea of practicing yoga in a hot room. $17. Flourish Yoga + Wellbeing, 10138 Brooks School Rd, Fishers. 317841-0103. Amy@flourishyoga.biz. FlourishYoga.Biz. Meditation Class – 6-7pm. A calming, centering meditation that will help one move into the week with peace, rejuevenation, & clarity. Donation. Flourish Yoga + Wellbeing, 10138 Brooks School Rd, Fishers. 317-841-0103. Amy@flourishyoga.biz. FlourishYoga.Biz.
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Prayers For World Peace with Mandy Vickery – 11-12:15. All welcome. Increase and maintain a happy, positive mind. Free/Donation. Dromtonpa Kadampa Buddhist Center, 6018 N. Keystone Ave, Indianapolis. 317-374-5281. MeditationIndianapolis.org.
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Farm Market – Mon-Wed, 9am-6pm; Thu-Sat, 9am-7pm. Year Round. Featuring quality apples, pumpkins, plants, local food, produce, meat, and more. Tuttle Orchards, 5717 N County Rd 300 West, Greenfield. 317-326-2278. TuttleOrchards.com. Ananda Mandala with Oneness Blessing – 6:308pm. This powerful breath work kick starts the movement of Kundalini energy and raising the vibrations with these amazing energy modalities. $10. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St, Indianapolis. 317-253-5683. WendyWellness@ sbcglobal.net. MotherNatureSun.com. Simply Meditate – 7-8pm. Meditation Classes for Beginners. Learn meditation to relax the body and mind, achieve inner peace and mental clarity and develop a kind and patient attitude toward everybody. $10/$5 Students. Dromtonpa Kadampa Buddhist Center, 6018 N. Keystone Ave, Indianapolis. 317-374-5281 or MeditationIndianapolis.org. United Rhythms Drum Circle – 7-8pm. 18+. Focuses on sharing rhythm, releasing stress and reconnecting with self. All drums and percussion provided. $5. Bongo Boy Recreational Music and Wellness Center, 8481 Bash Street Ste 1100, Indianapolis. 317-771-0241. Lisa@bongoboymusic. com. BongoBoyMusic.com.
tuesday Tai Chi Easy Class – 10-11am. Improve use of body’s natural strength, improve physical balance and flexibility, and enhance overall well-being and peace of mind. $10 per class or 6 classes for $50. Mother Nature Sun, 6516 Ferguson Street, Broad Ripple. Kathy Johnson 317-490-9822 or Indyqi@comcast.net. Mindfulness Meditation for Health - Qigong – 1-2pm. Reduce stress, improve balance, improve heart and immune health, increase flexibility, improve mood, improve mental clarity and focus, and energize. $10 per class or 6 classes for $50. Mother Nature Sun, 6516 Ferguson Street, Broad Ripple. Kathy Johnson 317-490-9822 or Indyqi@comcast.net. Farmers’ Market at Stadium Village – 4-7:30pm. Free parking is available in the Shapiro’s parking lot. StadiumVillageFarmersMarket.com.
Adventure Yoga For Kids – 5-5:45pm. Ages 3-8. With the use of imagery and children’s stories, we explore a wide variety of yoga poses and breathing techniques. $12. 317-870-7220. Optimal Wellness Center, 4545 Northwestern Dr, Ste A, Zionsville. WeCreateWellness.com. Cityoga Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) – 5:3010pm. A comprehensive introduction to the art and science yoga. The 200 hr is structured as a 21wk semester. Cityoga School of Yoga and Health, 2442 N Central Ave, Indianapolis. 317-920-9642. Info@ cityoga.biz. Cityoga.biz. Yin Yoga – 7:15-8:30pm. Quiet, restorative practice focused on expanding and nourishing the deep connective tissues of the body, specifically the ligaments and fascia that connect the bones. All levels welcome. 317-870-7220. Optimal Wellness Center, 4545 Northwestern Dr, Ste A, Zionsville. WeCreateWellness.com.
wednesday Wacky Wednesday Story Time – 11am. Please join us for a story. A craft will follow. Barnes & Noble, Stony Creek Marketplace, 17090 Mercantile Blvd., Noblesville. 317-773-7952. BN.com. Half Price Glasses of Wine – 5-9pm. Choose from a selection of organic & sustainable wines for half the price. The Loft Restaurant, Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. TPFOrganics.com. Sahaja Meditation – 7-8pm. A simple and spontaneous meditation technique, which destresses mind, improves attention and brings inner peace and joy harnessing one’s own inner energy. Free. Old National Bank, 4950 E. County Line Rd., Greenwood. 317-300-4560. IndianaMeditation.org.
thursday Abundant Life Farmers’ Market – 4-7pm. Located on the premises of Abundant Life Church on the North East side of 82nd Street. 7606 E. 82nd Street at the Corner of 82 St. & Hague Rd., Indianapolis. PreNatal Yoga – 4:45-5:45pm. Yoga poses emphasize mindfulness for increasing breath and body awareness, learning pain management, prenatal bonding, deep relaxation and working with one’s edges. Call for details. 317-870-7220. Optimal Wellness Center, 4545 Northwestern Dr, Ste A, Zionsville. WeCreateWellness.com. Half Price Bottles of Wine – 5-9pm. Organic and sustainable bottles of wine over $50 are half price on Wednesdays. The Loft Restaurant, Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. TPFOrganics.com.
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Free Community Drum Circle – 6:45-8pm. All ages/experience welcome. Free. Hand Drum instruction class prior to the drum circle at 6:156:45pm. $5. Bongo Boy Recreational Music and Wellness Center, 8481 Bash Street Ste 1100, Indianapolis. 317-771-0241. Lisa@bongoboymusic. com. BongoBoyMusic.com. Kundalini Yoga 6-7pm. Sound Meditation – 7-8pm. This class will consist of Kundalini Yoga to raise your vibration and tap into your higher consciousness. Sound Meditation will follow with chanting, gong meditation and savasana to bring you into deep relaxation. $15 Yoga, Meditation $10 or $5 for both. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St, Indianapolis. 317-253-5683. WendyWellness@ sbcglobal.net. MotherNatureSun.com.
friday The Green Market – 4-8pm. Shop the best in local organic products. The Green Market, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. TPFOrganics.com. Westfield Farmers’ Market – 4-8pm. Located one block north of Main Street (Hwy 32) on North Union, next to City Hall. the Market will run through September 2nd. Amber Willis WestfieldMarket@gmail.com. Dinner on the Deck – 5-9pm. Enjoy our Chef’s 100% organic menu set to Live Music. Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. 317-7331700. TPForganics.com.
saturday Guided Farm Tours - Get up close and personal with our Cows and Nature Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville 733-1700 TPForganics.com. Binford Farmers’ Market – 8am-12pm. Beginning May 7th. Hawthorn Plaza, Binford Blvd and 62nd St, Indianapolis. 317-841-0755. BinfordFarmersMarket.com. Broad Ripple Farmers’ Market – 8am-12pm. Beginning May 7th. Broad Ripple High School, 1115 Broad Ripple Ave, in lot behind school, Indianapolis. BroadRippleFarmersMarket.com.
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Carmel Farmers’ Market – 8-11:30am. Beginning May 22. Carmel Civic Square, in south parking lot, Carmel. CarmelFarmersMarket.com. Fishers Farmers’ Market – 8am-12pm. Beginning May 28. Fishers Train Station, 11601 Municipal Dr, Fishers. 317-578-0700. FishersChamber.com/ chamber/Farmers_Market.aspx. Greenwood Farmers’ Market – 8am-12pm. Greenwood Public Library, 310 S Meridian St, Greenwood. 317-883-9144. OldTownGreenwood.com. Mat Pilates – 9-10am. The lululemon athletica Indianapolis Showroom offers a complimentary, all-levels yoga or Pilates class every Saturday. Instructors rotate. Mats are available at the Showroom. Free. lululemon athletica Indianapolis Showroom, 6402 Cornell Ave, Indianapolis. 317-253-7195. ADorman@lululemon.com. Lululemon.com. Farmers’ Market at the City Market – 9:30am1pm. Market Street between Delaware and Alabama sts, Indianapolis. 317-634-9266. Indycm.com/ farmers-market. Cloth Diapering 101 – Every other Sat 12pm. See Thurs listing. Free. Toasty Baby, 10087 Allisonville Rd, Ste C, Fishers. RSVP. ToastyBaby.com. Free Martial Arts Intro Session – 10-11am. Instilling the qualities of self-confidence, self-discipline and self-control builds a strong foundation for success. Free. Broad Ripple Martial Arts Academy, 5145 E 65th St, Indianapolis. 317-251-2488. Kaboggs56@ yahoo.com. BroadRippleMartialArts.com. Quantum Fit Open House – 12-1:00pm. First Sat/ month. Open-to-public workout and diet advice. Free. Quantum Fit (inside Broad Ripple Martial Arts), 5145 E 65th St, Indianapolis. 317-658-1827. Info@QFitIndy.com. QFitIndy.com. Vinyasa – 12:30pm. First Sat each month. Also offering one’s first heated yoga class for free even with past attendance/current students. Invoke Studio, 970 Fort Wayne Ave, Ste C, Indianapolis. 317-6319642. InvokeStudio.com. The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery – 3pm. Using Discussion, asana, pranayama and meditation to explore addiction and recovery within the body/mind continuum. Donations. Cityoga, 2442 Central Ave, Indianapolis. 317-920-9642. Cityoga.biz. Free Intro to Yoga – 2-3pm. Second Sat each month. Source Yoga, 8609 E.116th St, Fishers. 317-9159642. SourceYoga.net. Book Study – 9am-12noon. Second Sat/month. Now Creations founder, Vince Lisi, leads a book study and currently studying the New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. Fishers United Methodist Church, 9196 E 116th St, Fishers. Visit NowCreations.org for details.
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DANVILLE CHIROPRACTIC 6 Manor Drive, Danville 317-745-5100 DanvilleChiroCenter.com
HUMANE SOCIETY OF INDIANAPOLIS
7929 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis 317-872-5650 IndyHumane.org
HSI is the first choice in providing direct services for shelter cats and dogs, including adoption, foster home placement, behavior training, appropriate medical care, and affordable spay/ neuter services. See ad on page 4.
GEIST AGE MANAGEMENT EXPERTS, P.C. 317-752-8958 DrWagner@geistagemanagement.com GeistAgeManagement.com
Individualized nutritional, vitamin supplement, exercise, and hormone replacement therapy treatment plan for men and women called the G.A.M.E. PLAN. Regain vigor and a zest for life. See ad on page 7.
ANTIOXIDANT XOÇAI HEALTHY CHOCOLATE Joyce Kleinman 317-363-2262 TheHealthyChocolateTeam.com
A delicious, diabetic-friendly, unprocessed Belgian chocolate with more antioxidants in one 33-calorie piece than 1/2 pound of raw spinach. No preservatives or caffeine. See ad on page 25.
Voted “Best of Hendricks County” 2009 and 2010. Chiropractic care combined with massage therapy and rehabilitation exercises relieve pain, allergies, headaches and more. See ad on page 27.
STILLPOINT FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC, INC.
9780 Lantern Rd., Ste. 230, Fishers 317-863-0365 DrPennella.com
Comprehensive chiropractic care for the entire family. We may help you with ADHD, allergies, asthma, pain, ear infections, nutrition and more. See ad on page 8.
COLON HYDROTHERAPY CLEANSING WATERS
5501 E. 71st St., Ste A, Indianapolis 317-259-0796 CleansingWaters.net
We promote a “cleansing” lifestyle that focuses on balancing the inner ecosystem at our colon hydrotherapy center. This lifestyle incorporates regular internal cleansing, detoxification and nourishment programs. See ad on page 6.
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CAMP - OVERNIGHT JAMESON CAMP
2001 Bridgeport Rd, Indianapolis, 317-241-2661 JamesonCamp.org
Jameson Camp is a resource for the entire Indianapolis community. We offer anywhere from summer camp programming to retreat or meeting spaces to suit your needs. See ad on page 24.
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YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS April Jordan, Independent Distributor 317-937-2398 AprilJordan.VibrantScents.com
Therapeutic-grade essential oils; organically-pure; over 130 Essential Oils for health, kids, pets; Plus, essential oil-enhanced nutritional supplements and products for kids, personal care, dental, home. Income opportunities also available.
FARMS - ORGANIC
TRADERS POINT CREAMERY, THE LOFT RESTAURANT & DAIRY BAR 9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville 317-733-1700 TradersPointCreamery.com
This artisan dairy farm is a serene break from the city hustle. Serving Brunch, Lunch & Dinner for the ultimate organic farm to table experience! See ad on page 17.
9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville 317-733-1700 TradersPointCreamery.com
Indiana’s only year-round market, bringing you sustainably produced local goods. Winter hours, Fridays from 4-8pm. See ad on page 12.
WalkezStore.com Kathy@walkezstore.com 888-392-5539
Ultra thin 3/4 length ezWalker™ custom orthotics that fit in any shoe. See our ad online at NACrossroads.com
OPTIMAL WELLNESS CENTER
4545 Northwestern Dr., Ste. A, Zionsville 317-870-7220 WeCreateWellness.com
Dr. Montieth offers natural, safe and effective treatments for the entire family. Natural hormone balancing, fibromyalgia, fatigue, depression, anxiety, seizures, attention, focus and more. See ad on page 19.
GREEN CLEANING SERVICES
ORGANICALLY CLEAN Christie Crail 317-469-3201
Enjoy a pristinely cleaned home or office and breathe easier with the aromatic scents of lavender, mint and citrus. Call to schedule your free estimate. See ad on page 23.
IN COM AU IN GU G ST
Enjoy a variety of certified organic produce through the Community Supported Agriculture program and buy locally grown certified organic seeds and seedlings.
Indy’s finest breakfast and best vegetarian dishes for over 15 years. Authentic, slow-cooked made from scratch food, always using mostly local ingredients. Open daily. See ad on page 28.
FARMS - ORGANIC LIFE CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM NATURE’S CROSSROADS
6360 Guilford Ave., Indianapolis 317-257-5556
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HEALTH FOODS GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOOD COMPANY
6350 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis 317-253-3709 Good-Earth.com
Offering a distinctive and broad selection of natural and organic foods, supplements, beauty products, and apparel. Family owned and operated since 1971. See ad on page 26.
POGUE’S RUN GROCER
2828 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis 317-426-4963 PoguesRunGrocer.org
Bringing local, natural and healthy food to Indy’s near eastside. Pogue’s Run Grocer is a project of the Indy Food Co-op. Become a member today!
VIBRANT KIDS & NATURAL PET Natural Awakenings’ August edition will be packed with special tips for raising a healthy family and caring for your beloved pets.
For more information about advertising and how you can participate, call 317-862-6332 30
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ZIONSVILLE HOLISTIC CHIROPRACTIC AND WELLNESS CENTER 1620 W. Oak St., Ste 100, Zionsville 317-733-9630 ZionsvilleChiropractor.com
We provide gentle exact chiropractic adjustments; whole food nutrients; time-tested homeopathy to balance body chemistry; and a very powerful breakthrough system to release extremely damaging emotional stress and tension.
WHITEWILLOW INTEGRATIVE HEALTH SPECIALIST
740 E. 52nd St., Ste 11, Indianapolis 617-990-6979 WhiteWillow9@gmail.com
Sarah Stout CCN, HHC, Raw Foods Chef 317-408-0110 Sarah@ReinventingWellness.com
Offering a variety of nutritional and holistic health counseling services. Specializing in raw foods certifications, private cooking classes, corporate services, and menu planning. See ad on page 8.
PET SUPPLIES PLUS
Avon - Rockville Rd Broad Ripple - 62nd St. & Keystone Greenwood - County Line & Emerson Noblesville - S.R. 37 North of 32 PSPIndy.com
Greatest selection of products that improve your pet’s well-being. See ads on page 4 and 23.
JUICE BAR 11769 Commercial Drive, Fishers 317-845-9984
Squeeze brings together the finest and freshest ingredients and artfully combines them to create a wide variety of flavorful and healthy products including smoothies, yogurt, energy shots, and juice.
INNER YOU PILATES
14950 Greyhound Court, Carmel 317-571-8367 InnerYouPilates.com
Pilates exercise focuses on learning to move better so the benefits are felt in everyday life. Join a class or sign up for private sessions. See ad on page 16.
RECYCLED GIFTS LABORATORY ANY LAB TEST NOW
13636 N Meridian St., Carmel 317-574-9500 AnyLabTestNow.com
Providing thousands of lab tests to consumers professionally, conveniently and cost effectively. No appointment necessary, no doctor’s order, no insurance required, confidential and anonymous. See ad on page 9.
14511 Clay Terrace Blvd., Ste 130, Carmel 317-843-9999 NaturesKarma.org
Devoted to providing high-quality items via Fair Trade, environmentally friendly goodies and organic skin care products that are made with all of nature’s wonders. See ad on page 10.
FRANGIPANI BODY PRODUCTS
MEDITATION SAHAJA MEDITATION 317-300-4560 IndianaMeditation.org
Sahaja Meditation is a simple and spontaneous meditation technique, which de-stresses mind, improves attention and brings inner peace and joy harnessing inner energy. Everyone welcome. See ad on page 12.
Ryan Bennett 812-343-0518 IndyVibrantWater.com
Superior water that detoxifies, alkalizes, and energizes. Experience the fantastic health benefits, while reducing your environmental footprint. See ad on page 27.
PATHWAYS TO WELLNESS
14741 Hazel Dell Xing, Noblesville 317-569-9090 PathwaysToWellness.us
A family-owned wellness center focusing on yoga, massage, lifestyle counseling and sports training. We are happy to help you find your optimum life. See ad on page 18.
SOLIS WOMEN’S HEALTH 11450 N. Meridian St., Carmel 317-844-2545 SolisHealth.com
More than twenty years experience successfully managing symptoms of chronic illness. Free Consultations. See ad on page 25.
SQUEEZE FRESH SMOOTHIES
Peaceful, Natural Skin Care. No chemicals, no synthetics, just plant-based ingredients. Products include Face Cleansers, Serums, Moisturizers, Body Oils, Hand and Nail Creams, and Healthy Balms. See ad on page 9.
SKIN WELLNESS 317-777-0495
All natural organic spa facials specifically designed to calm, nourish and preserve epidermal beauty. Carmel. Call Dominique for an appointment.
Dedicated exclusively to breast cancer screening and diagnosis, patients can expect a level of professional attention and personal care not found anywhere else. See ad on page 20.
CITYOGA SCHOOL OF YOGA AND HEALTH 2442 N Central Avenue, Indianapolis 317-920-9642 CitYoga.biz
School for yoga and health S C H O O L O F Y O G A A N D H E A L T H dedicated to improving total well-being and quality of life. Offering Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher Training Programs with Nikki Myers and Marsha Pappas. See ad on page 19.
970 Fort Wayne Ave., Indianapolis 86th and Guion Rd., Indianapolis InvokeStudio.com
Featuring over 35 yoga and Pilates mat classes weekly. Hosting Peak Pilates mat & Reformer trainings and 200hr Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training Programs. See ad on page 19.
PEACE THROUGH YOGA
In the heart of Eagle Creek Park 317-679-1168 PeaceThroughYoga.com
Feel at peace at the end of a yoga class with a natural realignment of your body and a natural realignment of your perception of life. See ad on page 18.
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