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Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.

11 KIDS TEACH 11 US JOY by Carolyn Rubenstein

11 inspiration

15 healthykids

12 DRUG-FREE KIDS

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Natural Alternatives to Common Medications by Lisa Marshall

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26 calendarofevents 27 ongoingevents 29 naturaldirectory

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15 OVERALL HEALTH

and Wellness for Kids by Beth Davis

16 HOBBY FARMING Growing a Good Life

from America’s Roots

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Do Pets Know What We’re Feeling by Mary Marshall

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OUTSIDE!

Create a Yard that Welcomes Kids, Pets and Wildlife

by Sandra Murphy

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PLUS More Than Just a Store

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letterfrompublisher “A cat will assume the shape of its container.” ~ Unknown

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Wag More, Bark Less, Purr Often.

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his month we extended our focus to specifically address our beloved pets within the pages of our annual children’s health and wellness edition. This led me to a bit of research to determine just how many of us are sharing our homes with our four legged friends. It’s a bit surprising! According to the 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 million homes – including my own. Take a look at our jam-packed Table of Contents this month and you’ll be amazed at the depth of interest covered. In terms of taking advantage of the last of summer days, Sandra Murphy shares ideas and tips on building a child and pet friendly backyard in “Everyone Outside”. In “Animal Intuition,” Mary Marshall explores the concept that animals may very well know what we’re thinking and feeling. As with the human species, a pet’s overall well being can be significantly boosted when natural balance is achieved. As one of our regular departments, Healthy Kids is a continuous theme within Natural Awakenings. As I was growing up, the use of over-the-counter drugs was a tiny fraction of what it is these days. My mom often turned to homemade natural remedies, such as warm salt water rinses or a honey-lemon mixture to soothe a sore throat or cough, and a baking soda poultice to take the sting out of bug bites. Use of antibiotics was rare (and still is in my household). So, Lisa Marshall’s article, “Drug-Free Kids: Natural Alternatives to Common Medications” (page 12) struck a chord from earlier times that still makes sense today. It is encouraging to learn that many modern doctors are becoming wary of giving children drugs for every little thing when gentle and effective alternative options are at hand without the side-effects. Finally, remember we are all children and life is short. I challenge every adult who is reading this magazine right now to go out today and enjoy something you once did in your youth, whether that means you find a grassy hill and roll down it or you see the ice cream truck and get in line for a tasty summer treat. Too often we adults get caught up in the wheels of life, so make it a point today to express your inner child. And then, share your enthusiasm and playtime with your pets ~ they already know you want to.

We do not necessarily endorse views expressed in the articles and advertisements, nor are we responsible for the products and services advertised. We welcome your ideas, articles and feedback.

“One cat just leads to another” ~ Ernest Hemingway

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newsbriefs “Growing Healthy Kids” Program Taking Place at Traders Point Creamery

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raders Point Creamery offers playful, downto-earth ways of making farm tours, a hike in the woods, and a garden a magical place to behold. Participants will take part in exciting outdoor adventures rich with lessons in health, wellness and science. There’s an opportunity to visit the milking herd, the calves and the chickens, the circular organic veggie and herb garden, walk through organic grassy pasturelands and along the beautiful wooded trails of Eagle Creek all the while learning about the basic needs of food and shelter for farm animals, and about the interdependent relationship of domesticated animals and humans. Eagle Creek Nature Conservancy and Preservation, Inc. educational programs offered at Traders Point Creamery are designed to promote health and wellness, reconnect people and nature and help preserve, build and empower a more vibrant, sustainable and holistic community for future generations.

Adoptable Pets

Al Catpone 6-year-old male

Don’t believe the papers, kid... I’m a total sweetheart! I’m a cuddly cat searching for love. I’m gentle, affectionate, and I LOVE being combed. Come see me today!

For more information, visit TPFOrganics.com. See ad on page 13. Simplicity

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ndrew Brake of Nap Town Chickens will supervise a self-guided tour of 12 separate chicken shacks in the Broad Ripple, Meridian-Kessler, Rocky Ripple and Butler-Tarkington neighborhoods from 2 to 5 p.m. on September 18. Participants, whether area residents or tourists, are strongly encouraged to walk or ride a bike and bicycle parking will be provided through the nonprofit group Pedal & Park. Maps of the tour, with suggested bike, walking or vehicle routes, can be obtained by registering at the event at Broad Ripple Park’s south parking lot (near the park) beginning at 1p.m. Folks will be welcome to drive their cars to the park and then hop on their bikes from there. All event proceeds will benefit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and IndyCog, a local bicycle advocacy group. For those who wish to learn about raising backyard chickens and creating their own coop, Brake teaches classes at IUPUI’s Community Learning Network.

5-year-old female Lab/Collie mix

I was adopted from IndyHumane when I was a puppy. Now I’m looking for a home again. I’m a happy-go-lucky girl and I’d LOVE to be adopted with my older sister, Serenity.

For more info on available dogs and cats, adoption, and pet resources, including our Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic, visit IndyHumane.org or call us at 317.872.5650.

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Za Pizzeria Offers Fresh, Local Fare in Broad Ripple

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a Pizzeria offers something more than just the “Biggest Slice” in Broad Ripple; they offer the freshest and most local pizza on the Avenue. New managing partner Jason McGivern shops for their fresh pizza toppings and ingredients from local farmers and farm markets. McGivern is “at the ready” to serve up a slice or a whole pie along with some enthusiastic conversation. Stop by on your lunch hour and watch him sling dough, dice fresh green peppers, onions and tomatoes, topped with engaging conversation. He even calls his customers by name. This locally owned and operated hot spot serves only fresh ingredients on top of their hand-tossed, made-fromscratch dough, and their private signature red sauce. Pickup a slice, some sticks, a salad with homemade dressing, and head home with a smile! Location: 801 Broad Ripple Ave. Hours: Mon –Tues, 4pm.-1am; Wed-Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat, 11am-4am; also open Sundays. For more info, call 317-602-3753 or visit ZaPizzeria.com.

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Heartland Film Festival Fundraiser e a r t l a n d Tr u l y M ov i n g Pictures will kick off the 2011 Heartland Film Festival with its first public fundraiser in its 20year history on August 25, at the Mavris Arts and Event Center in downtown Indianapolis. Hoosiers and Rudy producer and w r i t e r A n g e l o Pizzo and director David Anspaugh are scheduled to attend plus many other local filmmakers with Heartland ties. The event will include a first look at some of the 2011 Heartland Film Festival selections plus live auctions of a Film Festival ticket package and an Indianapolis arts ticket package including tickets to Indy Jazz Fest, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Museum of Art and more as well as vacation packages to Sun Valley, Idaho and Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. “We’re hoping that this fundraiser will be the first of many as we continue to build awareness of our ongoing need for financial support,” said Jeffrey L. Sparks, president and CEO of Heartland Truly Moving Pictures. “It’s an honor to have some of our past filmmakers back to help us raise funds and we’re especially excited to have Angelo and David in attendance.” The nonprofit Heartland Truly Moving Pictures seeks to promote positive change in people’s lives through the transformative power of film. Its flagship event, the Heartland Film Festival®, held each October in Indianapolis, screens independent films from around the world and annually awards more than $150,000 in cash prizes to filmmakers. Event tickets: $95 per person. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A limited quantity of Entourage Packages are also available for $1,000 and include 10 tickets, reserved seating and Entourage Lounge access. Tickets can be purchased at TrulyMovingPictures. org/HFFSneakPeek. Also visit TrulyMovingPictures.org. Location: 121 S. East St.

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Find Your Inner Monkey

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ndianapolis’ newest zen studio in town, Yoga Monkey & Fitness, features various styles of yoga, Pilates, and Ballet Barre classes. Now, the ultramodern studio is offering special packages for enthusiasts to take any of the offered classes or attend on a drop-in single-class basis. Yoga Monkey & Fitness strives to facilitate an environment that is accepting of everyone, encouraging, positive, loving, creative, and playful. They encourage you to leave judgment, ego, self-doubt, fear, and negativity outside the door of the studio and enter with an open mind and open heart. Allow its highly knowledgeable, fully certified staff to expertly guide you to strengthen, tone, and elongate muscles, and increase flexibility. Calm your mind through breathing techniques, challenging physical practice, relaxation, and finding a deeper understanding of self... and find your inner monkey! Location: 6160 Hillside Ave. For more info and to view its schedule of classes and events, call 317-493-1521 or visit YogaMonkeyFitness.com.

Young Living Cultivates Freshly Grown Lavender

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oung Living Essential Oils, a 20-year-old, international company that specializes in growing, distilling and selling therapeutic-grade essential oils, recently announced that they are expanding the number of acres they usually have under cultivation for Lavender Angustifolia in response to the virus that has affected most of the commercial lavender farms in France. The virus, which has been getting worse in the past several years, has spread to the point that it has all but halted any lavender production in France. Lavender Angustifolia is the highest strain of Lavender and harbors the highest potency of healing components. Young Living has maintained its own Lavender Angustifolia farms in Mona, Utah, and St. Maries, Idaho as well as Simiane-laRotonde, France for many years. Its farm in France escaped the deadly virus, but succumbed to the draught that also plagued the surrounding lavender fields in the area. As a result, Young Living expanded its usual 200 acres devoted to Lavender earlier this year, planting over 160,000 Lavender plants at its United States farms in order to meet expanding sales demands. The lavender virus situation in France has seriously affected the world supply. Recent reports indicate that European lavender brokers have resorted to utilizing lavandin (which can be somewhat caustic to sensitive skin if not mixed in correct proportions with other essential oils), and instead are mixing it with a synthetic linalool solution and selling it as “French Lavender”. For more info, contact Marilyn York, Natural Health Advocate and Young Living Essential Oils Distributor. Visit MarilynYork.VibrantScents.com. See ad on page 29.

Whole Foods Market Supports Jameson Camp “One Dime at a Time”

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hole Foods Market offers 10¢ per bag to customers who reuse their own bags. Customers can accept their refund, or direct the cashier to donate the cash to the store’s chosen nonprofit - through the One Dime at a Time program. This program reduces their impact on the environment and supports a local non-profit. The two Indiana Whole Food stores are delighted to support Jameson Camp in the months of August and September. Jameson Camp impacts the lives of low income, underserved youth through programs that develop the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle including confidence, responsibility and respect for themselves, others and the world around us. Through outdoor activities the youth develop physical and emotional connections with nature that inspire an appreciation for the outdoors and environmental stewardship – vital as we look to the next generation to make a difference. Take your green bags to Whole Foods Market and shop for a great cause at both stores - on 86th Street in Indianapolis (between College Ave. and Westfield Blvd.) and in Carmel at the Clay Terrace Mall. For more information visit JamesonCamp.org or call at 317-241-2661. See ad on page 26. natural awakenings

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s massage treatments are used to calm show dogs, relieve pain in working dogs, and increase energy and focus in agility dogs, it can also be highly beneficial for family dogs as well. Local expert Ann Tarvin can show how massage can become an important part of a complete wellness program for your furry, four-legged friends. A massage will relax muscles, invigorate circulation, and stimulate key acupressure points. Massage does not substitute for veterinary care, but complements it. Regular massage can often bring important changes in your pet’s condition to your attention so that medical advice can be sought before the problem becomes advanced. Tarvin learned her dog massage skills from canine massage pioneer Jonathan Rudinger at the PetMassage Training and Research Institute in Toledo, Ohio. She holds Practitioner and Instructor Level Certificates in Dog Massage and a Certificate in WaterWork for dogs, and is a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork. Tarvin also acquired an Advanced Practice Certificate from Healing Touch for Animals. She brings her personal, hands-on work for pets that can benefit from her expertise to special events, pet stores and homes throughout the greater Indianapolis area. Away from the massage table, she sometimes makes homemade treats for her three dogs. Ann says what she likes best is to make dogs happy. For more info including her schedule of upcoming appearances or to make an appointment, call Ann at 317-701-4329 or visit BalancedPaws. com. See ad on page 21.

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et-care specialist Linda Beatty, owner/operator of Ask Linda Pet Sitting Services, and three co-workers, completed the first aid courses for both cats and dogs offered by the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis in June. Ask Linda Pet Sitting provides in-home services ranging from mid-day potty breaks and walks during the work week to complete care for your home and pets during vacations, business trips, or family emergencies. Beatty, with over 15 years of pet care experience for friends, family and clients, launched her business in 2008 to provide such a service that’s currently available for Northwest Indianapolis, Zionsville, and Carmel, west of Meridian, and to pursue her dream of helping both people and animals in her work “Staying in a kennel is often more stressful to pets than their owners realize, especially for cats. With my service, pets can be cared for in the comfort of their own homes, the surroundings they know best. We provide the TLC so you can return to a happy pet.” On the recent Red Cross training, she says, “We want to be able to assess problems, know how to get the animal to the vet safely, and protect the animal and ourselves in the process. Just like learning CPR and first aid for people, it is valuable knowledge to have in case of an emergency.” For more info, call 317-224-5243 or visit AskLindaPetSitting.com. See ad on page 18.

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The Fattening Secret of Fructose

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espite repeated warnings from dermatologists about the health dangers of tanning, results of a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology confirm that a large percentage of Caucasian teen girls and young women admitted using tanning beds or intentionally tanning outdoors during the past year. Th i r t y - t wo p e rc e n t o f respondents had used a tanning bed in the past year—one-fourth of them at least weekly, on average. An overwhelming majority (81 percent) of all respondents reported that they had tanned outdoors either frequently or occasionally during the past year. “Our survey underscores the importance of educating young women about the very real risks of tanning, as melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—is increasing faster in females 15 to 29 years old than in males of the same age group,” says dermatologist Dr. Ronald L. Moy, president of the academy. “Most young women with melanoma are developing it on their torso, which may be the result of high-risk tanning behaviors such as indoor tanning. In my practice, I have had patients—young women with a history of using tanning beds—that have died from melanoma.”

eading labels reveals that many foods and beverages—even so-called healthy ones—contain fructose, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, as a sweetener. Health experts have long suspected that fructose is a factor in the nationwide obesity and diabetes epidemic, and new research from the Oregon Health & Science University supports the connection. Researchers gave nine normal-weight study participants separate infusions of fructose and glucose (simple sugars) and then used magnetic resonance imaging to observe brain reactions. Glucose activated areas of the brain associated with regulating food intake and satiety—its “reward circuitry”—while fructose inhibited brain response in those areas. The study concludes that this important difference may explain why fructose consumption, which deactivates the brain’s normal satiation response, appears to increase obesity and diabetes.

Your Hormonal Health Matters

Have you ever gone to your doctor and complained about depression, weight gain, loss of libido, or poor energy levels? Have you felt as though perhaps there was more to your concerns than simply… complaining? Perhaps it is time to check your hormones and become aware of their optimum levels. Hormones play a part in every part of the body’s functions and when one organ system is less than optimal, you feel less than optimal. Call Dr. Wagner at Geist Age Management Experts and he will sit down and discuss how hormones, diet, exercise and nutrients play a role in the vitality of life.

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Diet at Puberty

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LINKED TO BREAST HEALTH Girls eating a high-fat diet during puberty, even those that do not become overweight or obese, may be at greater risk for developing breast cancer. The findings come from research at Michigan State University’s Breast Cancer & the Environment Research Center and may help drive new cancer prevention efforts. The pubertal time period is crucial for healthy mammary gland development, and a high-fat diet during puberty could lead to the production of inflammatory elements in the mammary glands of adults which can promote cancer growth.

Non-invasive Solution for Compromised Health of Children

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hen a child’s health is compromised, parents are increasingly turning to a non-invasive, drug-free solution that can restore a child to balance, sometimes in a matter of hours. This answer, a BioEnergetic Assement (BEA), is offered at Cleansing Waters in Indianapolis. According to Cleansing Waters’ founder Nancy Spahr, a BEA is an especially perfect tool to use for children. It uses a computer system and the body’s meridians to identify specific health issues and then guides practitioners to precise, natural recommendations for each client. Children, whose immune systems are developing in the first 14 years, can then become well without experiencing the dangerous side effects of drugs. Spahr, a mother of three, points out that each child is unique and so are his or her symptoms. Whether a child is complaining of allergies, upset stomachs, a common cold, or ear aches, she has found that a BEA helps her to create a protocol that’s customized for each client. As a result of the BEA’s specificity, she has seen children’s health return in remarkably brief periods of time. Also, since a BEA pinpoints the cause of a child’s symptoms and finds optimal solutions, there can be fewer illnesses for the child in the future. That’s because the actual cause of the illness is being addressed, not just the symptoms. For more information about Cleansing Waters and Nancy Spahr, or to schedule a free consultation, call 317-259-0796 or visit CleansingWaters.net. The company is located at 5501 East 71st Street, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN. See ad on page 11.

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onsumers that grind their own peanut butter fresh in the supermarket may be at risk for ingesting aflatoxin, a mold linked to liver cancer. That’s because the peanuts in grinding-machine cases are stored for much longer than those processed for commercial butters, increasing the potential for mold and fungus growth. More, the machines are not tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for aflatoxin contamination. Buying only prepackaged, commercial peanut butter may put anxious consumers at ease; although virtually all sources contain minute quantities of aflatoxin, it is usually far below the FDA’s recommended safe level. However, added sugars and trans fats, as well as high pesticide levels in non-organic brands, can make them a less than ideal choice. Individuals that opt for healthy, organic peanut butter may want to pick up some celery sticks to dip in it. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that eating vegetables such as celery, carrots, parsnips and parsley can decrease the carcinogenic effects of aflatoxin. They also found success with chlorophyllin, abundant in green, leafy vegetables. Consumption of chlorophyllin at each meal resulted in a 55 percent reduction of aflatoxin in urine. It’s believed that chlorophyllin reduces aflatoxin levels by blocking the absorption of the toxin in the gastrointestinal tract. Source: EMagazine.com

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Kids Teach Us

JOY by Carolyn Rubenstein

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hildren daily teach us many lessons about the joys of life.

If you’re not good at something, do it again. Kids often do many things badly at first. They fall off their bikes. They stumble in races. They try to hop on one foot, but can’t. They sing off key. It goes on and on. Yet, they usually don’t cry about their initial failures. If anything, they laugh them off. They enjoy the process of failing. And because they keep trying, they get better and eventually even good at many things. If you feel like crying, do it. As adults, we tend to hide our tears and try not to cry at all. This causes sadness and tension to linger longer. When kids are sad or frustrated, they scream and cry and bang their little fists and stomp their feet on the floor. Then, once they’ve had a good, cathartic moment, they recover with a smile and are ready to face the world again.

Hug your friends. Kids love to hug. They offer kisses easily. They snuggle and generally express themselves easily through touch. As adults, we can learn a lot from their openness. Wonder why, about everything. As adults, we tend to take the world around us for granted. We are so used to things being a certain way that we no longer question them. Children, though, are more curious. They want to know: Why do flowers grow in one place and not in another? What’s at the center of the Earth? Why do leaves change colors? The world delights and awes them on a daily basis. It can do the same for us, too, as long as we allow ourselves to remain curious about the wonders all around us. Carolyn Rubenstein is the author of Perseverance, a clinical psychology Ph.D. student at Harvard University, and the founding president of a nonprofit that funds scholarships for young adult cancer survivors (cccScholarships.org).

Make up your own dance moves. Have you ever put on a Kidz Bop CD and watched a roomful of 4-year-olds react? It’s an amazing experience. The kids jump and hop and shimmy without a care in the world as to what they look like. They don’t worry about perfecting the latest dance moves; they just move their bodies in ways that feel good to them—and they enjoy every minute of it. natural awakenings

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Natural Alternatives to Common Medications by Lisa Marshall

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ant to keep your kids off drugs? The place to start is with your own medicine cabinet. So say a growing number of health practitioners that are viewing the recent proliferation of medications being targeted at kids with alarm and urging parents to turn first to common-sense home remedies or natural alternatives when possible. “We tend to be a nation of pill-takers, who turn to medication whenever we need relief for anything,” says Dana Point, California, pediatrician Robert Sears, co-author of the new book, The Portable Pediatrician. “If we can increase the use of our skills as parents in using time-tested home remedies to help our kids feel better, we can rely less on pills.” Because children metabolize drugs differently than adults do, cases of lingering side effects, like grogginess or hyperactivity, and accidental overdoses are widespread. Poison control facilities nationwide received 30,000 calls regarding pediatric acetaminophen alone in 2009, and roughly 7,000 kids end up in emergency rooms each year due to cough and cold medicine overdoses. Between 2000 and 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) re-

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ceived reports of 14 deaths and 74 non-fatal adverse events due to acetaminophen-dosing errors. According to a 2010 report by Orlando, Florida-based Medco Health Solutions Inc., children’s drugs now constitute the fastest growing segment of the pharmaceutical industry, with sales increasing by 10.8 percent in 2009 over 2008, and usage by children rising four times faster than for the general population during the same period. One in four children under 10 and one-third of adolescents ages 10 to 19 take at least one prescription medication on an ongoing basis, according to the report. The number of minors taking drugs for respiratory problems is up 42 percent since 2001 and those medicated for the chronic heartburn of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is up 147 percent. Market research firm IMS Health reports that spending on non-prescription pain medication for children spiked from $191 million in 2005 to $250 million in 2010. Despite three years of government warnings about potential dangers, including seizures and death, of giving over-thecounter cold and flu medications to children under age 2, 61 percent of parents do it anyway, according to a recent national poll by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Meanwhile, new ad campaigns marketing drugs for kids continue to proliferate. Publisher Scholastic, Inc. was criticized recently for distributing coupons for the allergy medicine Children’s Claritin in its elementary school newsletter distributed to kids. “I find it very concerning,” says pediatrician Hilary McClafferty, a clinical assistant professor at the University of www.NACrossroads.com


Arizona College of Medicine. “Some drug companies are exploiting parents at a vulnerable time, preying upon their feeling that they need to do something to make their child feel better immediately.” Why shouldn’t a worried, sleepdeprived mom or dad reach for a quick fix to placate a miserable little one in the middle of the night? At times, medications are warranted, says McClafferty, particularly in the case of strep throat, which can lead to serious health problems when left unchecked. But routinely medicating away symptoms can interfere with the body’s natural protective mechanisms, McClafferty says. For instance, cough medicine can inhibit the body’s natural effort to clear mucous from the lungs, prolonging congestion; also, suppressing mild fevers with drugs can sabotage the body’s own defense against infection. “Even the conventional medical world has begun to focus on this. They are realizing many of these drugs are not very effective and they can cause toxicity in young patients,” says Matthew Baral, a doctor of naturopathy and president of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. For example, according to a 2011 review in the online journal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, antihistamines can lead to sedation, constipation, drying of the mucous membranes and at higher doses, hallucinations in kids. Decongestants can increase heart rate and lead to “rebound congestion,” or a worsening of symptoms after a child stops taking the drugs. Proton-pump inhibitors, approved in 2008 for GERD in babies as young as 12 months, have been shown to boost levels of harmful intestinal bacteria and may increase fracture risk later in life, according to a study recently published in Annals of Family Medicine. In 2008, the FDA advised that cough and

cold medicine should not be used for children under 2, and called on companies to revise their dosage instructions to indicate this more clearly. In March, 2011, it went so far as to pull hundreds of prescription cold medications off the market, with FDA spokesperson Deborah M. Autor telling The New York Times that, “We don’t know what’s in them, whether they work properly or how they are made.” While McClafferty is pleased with the FDA’s recent actions, she remains leery, saying, “I approach all over-thecounter medications for children with great caution and rarely recommend their use.” Here are some alternatives to try. Remember that many herbs have not been tested for safety specifically for children, so check with a health practitioner first.

Studies in the journal Pediatrics have shown probiotics to shorten bouts of diarrhea in infants and school-age children, and prevent the onset of antibiotic-induced diarrhea in kids. Look for yogurt, powder or capsules containing 10 billion colony-forming units (CFU) of Lactobacillus GG. Sears suggests the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast) to quell diarrhea. For constipation, reach for apricots, peaches, pears, plums and vitamin C.

Bug Bites

For quick relief, grate a potato or some leaves of plantain to create a poultice and place it on the spot of the bite. “It will draw off some of the itching and swelling,” says Baral. Don’t forget two of the lowest-tech and natural remedies, mud and ice.

Cough and Congestion Apply an herbal vapor rub of menthol and tea tree oil to the bottom of the child’s feet and put their socks back on. The decongesting menthol vapor will help them to breathe and the antimicrobial properties of the tea tree oil will be absorbed through their skin, says Mars. For nasal decongestion, try irrigating the child’s nose with a cleansing neti pot. Sears recommends kid versions of herbal remedies Sinupret and Bronchipret

Diarrhea and Constipation “Probiotics are the most extensively researched remedy we have out there for diarrhea,” says Baral. natural awakenings

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Earache Drop four drops of warm mullein garlic oil into the ear. Sears says the warm oil will calm the inflamed eardrum and the antibiotic in the garlic will get to work on the infection. Olive oil will work in a pinch.

Growing Pains While it’s common for kids between the ages of 3 and 5 or 8 and 12 to complain of dull aches deep in their legs, there is little consensus about what causes them. Mars has found that it helps to supplement their diet with calcium and magnesium supplements in kid-friendly powdered form, or foods that contain these nutrients.

Seasonal Allergies

One of the most commonly recommended natural treatments for addressing seasonal allergy symptoms is stinging nettle, believed to modulate the production of the histamine that prompts noses to run and eyes to water and has been shown to be safe in adults. It comes in tincture, tea and capsule form. Mars also likes Allergena region-specific homeopathic allergy medicines, which deliver traces of local pollen to help the body develop immunity to them. Alternately, substitute

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citrus juices for milk during allergy season. Vitamin C has been shown to normalize histamine levels, while dairy products can boost mucous production.

Sore Throat Stir one teaspoon of salt into eight ounces of water and gargle. “It is antiseptic and will make the pain go away,” counsels Mars. She also recommends using the infection-fighting herb Isatis root, in tincture or capsule form. McClafferty says to try a spoonful of honey; it has antimicrobial properties and may act as a cough suppressant.

Teething Pain Oil of clove contains a compound called eugenol that serves as a natural pain killer and antibacterial agent. Baral recommends mixing no more than one drop of clove oil with honey and rubbing it on the gums (not recommended for children under 12 months). Or, saturate a clean cloth with calming chamomile tea or wintergreen tea, a natural analgesic, and let the baby chew on it. When children suffer from common ailments, it is natural for parents to wish to soothe their suffering as quickly as possible. Just be aware that, along with the physician and the pharmacist, there is still an important role to play for “Doctor Mom.” Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer and mother of four who lives near Boulder, CO. Connect at Lisa@LisaAnnMarshall.com.

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or Lauren Montieth, D.C., of Optimal Wellness Center (OWC) in Zionsville, keeping kids healthy is a priority—so much so that she devotes part of her practice to the health and wellbeing of children by specializing in holistic pediatric care. As a chiropractor, Dr. Montieth understands that the body was designed to heal itself and believes the mind, body and spirit contribute to overall wellness. She has had extensive training in functional medicine, nutrition, pregnancy and pediatrics, Reiki and spiritual healing in order to fulfill her passion for holistic family wellness—from newborn to adults. “It is so much easier to keep kids healthy than it is to fix a ‘broken’ adult,” says Montieth. “We know that what we do now will impact them for the rest of their life.” The Center offers neuroscience testing and technology to help kids reach optimal wellness and get them off medications. She says contrary to popular opinion, chiropractor care is not so much about pain and bones as it is about enhancing and improving neuro development. “It’s all neurological,” she explains. “If we can implement good chiropractor care in children, we can change their life for the better.” In fact, she has helped many children with ear infections, allergies, asthma, ADD/ADHD/Sensory Integration, eczema, psoriasis, digestive and bowel issues, and more.

Realizing some parents may be concerned about the pressure of chiropractic on, say, an infant, Montieth describes it as the amount of pressure one would use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Dr. Montieth says wellness is about more than just chiropractic. Wanting to give kids ages three and up the opportunity to explore their imaginations, strength, and flexibility, OWC began offering kids yoga taught by OWC’s marketing director and certified yoga instructor, Angie Cast. “It is a great way to teach kids how to relax and take care of their bodies—without them even knowing it,” notes Cast. She uses imagery, games and children’s stories—Where the Wild Things Are is a favorite—to explore a wide variety of poses and breathing techniques. The benefits, Cast says, are numerous. “It helps them in other sports, helps them deal with emotions, make better decisions, builds confidence and so much more. It is really a big part of the overall plan for optimal health and wellness of the child.” For more information, call 317-870-7220 or visit WeCreateWellness.com. See ad on pages 12 and 25.

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HOBBY FARMING

“A farm has its own spirituality that gives immense meaning and pleasure. It can’t be measured in acres or the quantity of animals and crops. A farm is a spiritual thing that feeds your soul, as its spirituality pours out of every building and bale of hay.” ~ Thomas Moore

Growing a Good Life from America’s Roots by John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist

Small-scale farming—whether it’s called hobby farming, market gardening, part-time truck farming or homesteading —satisfies many Americans’ yearning to work the land for pleasure, as well as profit. These days, you’re just as likely to find a hobby farm in the city or suburbs as on a country lane.

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nyone serious about growing a large percentage of their own food, raising animals, tending colonies of bees, nurturing an orchard, generating their own renewable energy onsite or managing a timber stand or pond might be considered a hobby farmer. It’s about living close to the land, caring for it and letting it inspire daily life. It also can contribute to the family’s livelihood through sales of products such as honey, fresh produce, eggs or surplus energy. “Living on our farm allows us to engage with the natural world with its seasonal patterns, provides many of our family’s needs in a sustainable 16

way and offers a marvelous foundation for our homeschooling adventures,” enthuses Heidi Hankley, who lives with her husband and two kids in a straw-clay insulated home with a wood-fired

Their seven-acre farm includes a small flock of hens for eggs, three beehives, an organic garden that sends Hankley to the farmers’ market once a week in season, and three acres of tallgrass prairie. “We knew we wouldn’t need to cultivate all of our open land to meet our needs, so instead of leasing it out for more cropping and haying, we decided to restore it to prairie,” she explains. Their set-aside lands earn a per-acre payment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program. “When the farm is a lifestyle, not a way to earn a living, that’s hobby farming,” write Michael and Audrey Levatino in The Joy of Hobby Farming. They operate the 25-acre Ted’s Last Stand Farm and Gardens, outside Gordonsville, Virginia. “It doesn’t mean one isn’t serious about farming,” says Michael. “We have a thriving, diverse farm business ourselves, but we pay most of our personal expenses via outside employment.” On a residential lot in Santa Monica, California, Lewis Perkins nurtures an abundant orchard of avocados, oranges, guavas

masonry heater. Her husband commutes to his environmental engineering job in Madison, Wisconsin, and helps out after hours.

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and pomegranates as a member of the Home Growers Circle for Forage restaurant, in Los Angeles. Each year, he sells more than 600 pounds of fresh citrus and herbs to Forage. He also harvests his own ginger, pecans, macadamia nuts and bay leaves. When not in the orchard, he works as a certified financial planner. “My garden is so satisfying,” says Perkins, who raises more than 30 fruits on his urban farm. “Sometimes I’ll spend an entire day working in my field, which comprises a 50-by-150-foot city lot.” With enough pasture, livestock can be raised on small land holdings. Backyards work well for hens, while larger lots or a few acres may support goats, sheep, llamas, horses or a cow, depending on local ordinances. “You can raise goats on a very small acreage, but then need to supplement the pasture with hay and grain,” says Diana Kalscheur Murphy, owner of Dreamfarm, a community supported agriculture (CSA) enterprise in Cross Plains, Wisconsin. “We have 24 milking goats grazing on about three acres of pasture.” She moves the goats to different pastures in alternating years. Murphy’s goat’s milk cheeses have earned awards, paid the bills and led to making many new friends. Hobby farming, despite its name, demands hard work and often a commitment to re-skilling oneself. It may be necessary to learn the finer points of growing vegetables, pruning an orchard, canning pickles and birthing livestock.

The popularity of hobby farming is growing as more people reclaim control over the quality of their food and rediscover the joys of living close to the land.

“To avoid trouble with the IRS, the most important thing is to show that you are working towards making a profit over several years,” advises Michael Levatino. Besides registering their business with state and federal agencies, hobby farmers must pay applicable sales taxes, keep a separate business bank account, and maintain records of business expenses and revenues. For hobby farmers, especially those with animals, there is no time off. In cold climates, winter is a time of processing, planning next year’s gardens or making repairs, while a farm in warmer regions can produce crops or other products year-round. “If everyone’s a part-time farmer, we can collectively go a long way

toward living in a more healthy, just and sustainable world,” Levatino observes. “Many people primarily go into hobby farming so that they can make the jump from being a responsible consumer to a responsible producer.” John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, co-authors of Rural Renaissance, ECOpreneuring and Farmstead Chef, operate the awardwinning Inn Serendipity farmstay B&B with their son in Browntown, WI. Connect at InnSerendipity.com.

Helpful Resources Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, dsireusa.org Lifestyle Block, LifestyleBlock.co.nz National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, attra.ncat.org Renewing the Countryside, RenewingTheCountryside.org Our Community Bank (OCB) OCBConnect.com/farms

Financing for hobby farms Our Community Bank has affordable loans for smaller agricultural parcels

Whether you’re planning a hobby farm or sustainable agriculture, our community bankers have a special loan program to finance your land. • Much longer terms than you’ll find from most banks and ag lenders, with surprisingly low rates. • Flexibility with acreage and land use. • For raw or developed land. • Local decisions and local servicing to give you more peace of mind.

Simple. Solutions. Our Community Bank Offices in Spencer & Cloverdale 812.829.2095 ocbconnect.com/farms ©2011 OCB. Credit approval required.

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naturalpet Animal Intuition Do Pets Know What We’re Feeling? by Mary Marshall

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how much more sensitive a dog or cat’s senses are. Animals detect subtle changes in our body chemistry and energy levels.” Marshall, who has communicated with animals professionally for the last decade, recalls teaching a recent beginner-level workshop. In the class, she coached the students through a “discussion” with one of the participant’s dogs. Class members were instructed to question the pet about all sorts of details regarding her health. Potential visual impairments and digestive issues were explored, along with possible aches and pains. “The class had done a good job of picking up the routine issues the dog wanted to discuss but the hound was persistently showing me pictures of a dark mass lodged near the back left side of her skull,” Marshall says. “I had a sinking feeling about the growth and did not want to bring such an alarming and personal issue up in front of a group. So I asked the owner to see me at the next break.” After Marshall told the owner what she was picking up from her dog, Marshall inquired about whether the dog might be communicating something about the owner’s condition. The owner revealed that she had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Marshall then explained that such communication is a common phenomenon between bonded pets and their owners Marshall has also found that some pets will go beyond merely expressing owners’ health problems as if they were their own. She’s seen that some pets will develop the exact same medical issues as their owners. For instance, one of Marshall’s

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clients is a Thoroughbred breeder. The breeder’s life had been saved by one of her favorite horses after she had been brutally attacked by a rogue horse. The owner and the horse were completely bonded after the horse rescued her by keeping the rogue horse away until help arrived. Later, the owner’s horse eventually developed the same rare cancer that she had battled. But examples of animals developing the same medical conditions as their owners are hardly limited to the rarefied world of Thoroughbred horses. Far more commonly, Marshall has seen house cats who develop urinary tract infections because their female owner is upset at a husband or boyfriend. Marshall observes that such cats typically spend a great deal of time on their female owners’ laps, absorbing the energy of anger into their own bodies. “Eventually the energy of that anger crystallizes—literally—in the form of urinary crystals and voila, a urinary tract infection is born.” Having witnessed so many cases of pets picking up on their owners’ conditions, Marshall has found that it’s always wise to inquire about the owners’ physical and emotional health when their animals are being check out. “What happens to an owner oftentimes happens to a pet, and vice versa,” she observes. “Pets don’t just own a piece of our hearts, sometimes they manifest our hearts’ conditions.”

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to find the best services to assist our customers. These are the folks we trust and work with when our own pets need help. Besides the obvious (groomers, veterinarians, kennels, dog walkers) we have found a great variety of new professions (pet massage, photographers, communicators, yard clean-up, holistic medicine, etc.) springing up. For a complete listing of our Network partners, go to PSPindy.com and click on the PPN tab.

Visit any of our convenient locations Noblesville S. R. 37 just south of 32 (317) 770-1707 Greenwood County Line & Emerson (317) 889-6311

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the nationwide Pet Butler pet waste cleanup service, suggests installing a designated piddle post for easier training of male dogs. Use cedar chips to reduce odor—never cocoa mulch, which is toxic to dogs. “Daily scooping is a must,” Boswell counsels. “Fecal chloroform kills grass.”

EVERYBODY OUTSIDE! Create a Yard that Welcomes Kids, Pets and Wildlife

Helpful Websites

by Sandra Murphy

From barbecues, lawn games and cooling dashes through the garden sprinkler to wondrous encounters with nature, a backyard is a place to grow summer memories enriched by active children, wildlife and family pets. But how can everyone safely play and coexist in the same place? DESIGNATE A DOG POTTY SPOT. “A designated potty area is key to a healthy backyard,” says Lisa Peterson, an American Kennel Club spokesperson. Choose a spot away from the main play area, vegetables and flowers. Lead a dog there until it becomes his habit; effusive praise helps. Matt Boswell, founder of

Butterfly attractors: TheGardenHelper.com/ butterflyflowers.html Hummingbird attractors: Hummingbirds.net/attract.html Pond and fish facts: PondMarket.com Plants hazardous to dogs: ansci.cornell.edu/plants/dogs/ index.html Poison control center: aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control; emergency helpline 888-426-4435

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START WITH NON-TOXIC PLANTS. Avoid planting species that are poisonous to pets, including amaryllis, azalea, chrysanthemum, English ivy, oleander, sago palm, tulip bulbs and yew. Several species of lilies, including those commonly sold at Easter, are especially toxic to cats if they ingest the pollen, stem or flowers.

PROTECT PETS FROM PREDATORS. Dangers range from poisonous frogs and snakes to birds of prey and coyotes. Six-inch-high wire mesh, dug into the ground at the bottom of a fence, will help keep out problematic reptiles and amphibians. Install a coyote roller bar at the top of the fence to foil potential animal attempts to climb up and over. Consider using canvas “sails” to prevent overhead predators from spotting small, vulnerable pets. Sails also add shade and help protect the whole family against harmful ultraviolet rays.

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“Evenly space lights to avoid dark spots,” suggests designer Mitch Kalamian, owner of Solena Landscape, in Huntington Beach, California. “It lets you see where your dog is during the before-bedtime outing, as well as making sure no other animals are in the yard.” GUARD AGAINST BOREDOM. Left alone in the yard for hours, a dog becomes as bored as a single kid on a teeter-totter. Barking, jumping fences and digging can lead to problems with neighbors, yard damage or pet injury, so offer him some options and ways to spend time with people. Dogs understand “mine” and

“yours,” so give him an area where digging is okay. Use decking wood to create a small, but deep, animal sandbox. Hide treasures like tennis balls (nothing smaller) or eco-friendly squeaky toys for him to find. Set up a tunnel that is fun to run through or hide in; it can also be a cool shady spot to rest. A large pipe made of recycled material works well; cover it with soil and plant groundcover. Kids likewise will love sharing the pit and tunnel with Fido. Felines, too, enjoy the outdoors, but keeping them from becoming predators or prey requires a bit of planning. Susan Gottlieb, owner of G2 Gallery, who donates all gallery proceeds to environmental causes, replaced the exotic plants in her yard with native species. So her cats can enjoy the garden safely, she built an open-air cat run, composed of rubber-matted wood planks enclosed in a wire mesh tunnel. Ground-level playpens invite games and snoozes. Viewing platforms wind up to the roof for safe sunbathing on cool days and birdwatching without harm to songbirds. The National Wildlife Federation has designated her Beverly Hills garden as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat.

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“A backyard is not a babysitter,” remarks Cheryl Smith, author of Dog Friendly Gardens, Garden Friendly Dogs. “Find a livable solution. It’s easier than getting rid of the problem.”

INVITE WILDLIFE. Butterflies look for specific species of flowers and require a protected place to rest. A birdbath and fresh seed will attract birds and squirrels. Hummingbirds like hanging sugar-water feeders, which should be filled daily during the local hummingbird season. Children can help to attract these fun visitors by keeping the bath and feeders full. FISH CAN COEXIST. Surround a pond with greenery to shade the fish. Strategic plantings also may help camouflage a koi pond from raccoons, opossums and birds of prey. “Opossums won’t dive in, but can grab a fish that gets too close to the surface or the pond’s edge,” notes Aaron Burchett, of the Pond Market, in St. Louis, Missouri. “A depth of three feet is enough to keep fish safe from raccoons. Make a cave in the side or bottom and build a rock overhang, so

the fish can hide.” When outside temperatures dip below freezing, use a pond heater to maintain an opening should ice form. This both lets oxygen in and lets gases from decomposing plants and animal waste escape while the fish hibernate. Setting up a well-cleaned, bi- or tri-level water fountain for kids and dogs to drink from makes a nice water feature, as well. Keep in mind that a people- and animal-friendly yard is a work in progress, so this summer’s plans can continue to build. Sandra Murphy is a freelance writer based in St. Louis, MO. Connect at StLouis FreelanceWriter@mindspring.com.

“Creating a bird-friendly yard is a great way to bring the family together outdoors. Birds can add a tremendous amount of life and beauty to our surroundings, whether it’s a group of hummingbirds hovering around a feeder, a robin splashing in a bird bath or a black phoebe perched on the fence.” ~ Graham Chisholm, executive director, Audubon California

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More than Just a Store by Beth Davis

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ET SUPPLIES “PLUS” is no ordinary pet store, and Nick Milano is no ordinary owner. Sure, he is a businessman, and this is a business, after all, but for him, it’s more than that. It’s simply about helping pets have better lives. Milano’s life plan didn’t always involve animals, or even owning a business. However, in early 1992, fate stepped in and Milano was fired from a well-paying, yet stressful, corporate job. Afterward, he decided he was going to do everything he could to never to be fired again. PET SUPPLIES “PLUS” (PSP), a franchise, intrigued him as a business model. Later that year, he opened his first store in the Chicago area. In 1993, he opened a second location, also in Chicago. After buying out the group that owned three PSP stores in Indianapolis, he and his wife, Jane, relocated to central Indiana. Today, they still have one Chicago area store and four in central Indiana including Avon, Broad Ripple, Greenwood and Noblesville. Although PSP offers everything you would expect—thousands of products and supplies such as collars, leashes, shampoo, litter, food and much more—what shoppers may not expect is everything else that puts the “plus” in PET SUPPLIES “PLUS.” Things like the absolute dedication to customer service, working with customers to maintain their pet’s health naturally, and the knowledge and compassion of staff members. “With a retail store, the quality of your business rests with the quality of your team,” says Milano. “It took me quite a while to find and

develop the right team, and that is the accomplishment for which I am most proud. They are incredible!” He explains that they look for people with compassion and curiosity. “Compassion is vital to connect with people who are concerned with the welfare of their pets and curiosity is required to have the drive to continue to learn and adapt to the ever changing mix of products, health issues and training techniques required to best serve our customers and their fourlegged family members.” But, that’s not all. PSP adds a bit of fun and practicality with its do-it-yourself dog wash station and recently launched the Pet Professionals Network (PPN). “We are constantly asked for referral advice for pet services and wanted to be sure we were referring our customers to people we trusted,” explains Milano. However, what started as something to help customers find the best services for their needs—such as groomers, veterinarians, kennels, dog walkers, photographers and pet massage—has grown to become a community of pet professionals that meet to share concerns and ideas. Community is the foundation on which PSP operates. Noting a dedication to healthy pets and healthy communities, Milano says it is important to work toward improving the community in which we all live, thereby improving the quality of life of residents and our furry friends. Off-leash dog parks, for example, would not exist unless pet lovers took action to improve the facilities in their community for their pets. Supporting natural awakenings

pet owners in their desire to create a better community is all part of the PSP philosophy, as is giving back. And, this is where Milano proves himself to be quite extraordinary. PSP has had a long-standing relationship with many local nonprofit organizations and governmental groups that are focused on animal welfare. But, it’s something he doesn’t discuss. For him and the PSP community, it’s not about the publicity or the recognition, but about their sincere effort to improve the well being of all pets. That is changing a bit, as he has come to realize that speaking up brings attention to the animal agencies that need the public’s help. He says the decision to support both non-profits and governmental welfare groups goes along with PSP’s overall philosophy of caring for healthy pets and healthy communities. Plus, it’s a natural outgrowth of structuring the stores to appeal to pet lovers. So, whether it’s donating food to the Humane Society’s Pet Food Bank, volunteering for special events, or aiding a worthy program, PSP wants to be involved. When asked why it’s important for him to give back, he says simply (and humbly), “Imagine a world where no one gave back and we all just looked out for ourselves. Would you want to live in a world like that? I wouldn’t, and thus I am obligated to take action to try to create the kind of world I want to live in.” For more information, including directions and phone numbers to individual locations, visit PSPIndy.com. See ad on pages 5, 19 and 20. August

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Cooking at the Creamery – 6-8pm. Holistic Nutritionist, Jen Love Tillotson will be teaching a class on how to make a Grilled Garden Pizza with fresh ingredients for a magical family meal. $25. Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. 317-733-1700. Jen@TPFOrganics. com. TPFOrganics.com.

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“One Dime at a Time” Whole Foods Market offers 10¢ per bag to customers who reuse their own bags. Customers can accept their refund, or direct the cashier to donate the cash to the store's chosen non-profit - through the One Dime at a Time program. This program reduces their impact on the environment and supports a local nonprofit. The two Indiana Whole Food stores are delighted to support Jameson Camp in the months of July, August & September (on 86th St in Indpls between College Ave. and Westfield Blvd. and in Carmel at the Clay Terrace Mall). So take your green bags to Whole Foods Market and shop for a great cause! Jameson Camp impacts the lives youth through programs that develop the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle including confidence, responsibility, and respect for themselves, others & the world around us. Through outdoor activities the youth develop physical/ emotional connections with nature that inspire an appreciation for the outdoors & environmental stewardship – vital as we look to the next generation to make a difference.

Tai Chi Easy – 10-11am. Aug. 6, 20, 27. Improve use of body’s natural strength, improve physical balance and flexibility and enhance overall wellbeing and peace of mind. $10 or $50 for 6 classes. Mother Nature Sun, 6516 Ferguson Street,Broad Ripple. Kathy Johnson 317-490-9822 or IndyQi@comcast.net. Mindfulness Meditation for Health and Qigong – 12-1pm. 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.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

Rawsome Eats UnCooking – 5:30-7:30pm. Eat your way to optimal health and vibrance through the power of raw foods.  Come and learn simple and quick recipes to increase your vitality. $35. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indianapolis. 317-408-0110. ReinventingWellness.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

Mexican Fiesta – 5-9pm. Outdoor Dinner on the Deck will feature fun and festive Mexican dishes with a Farm twist and Live Music. Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. 317-7331700. TPFOrganics.com. The Light of Agni: Fire for Spiritual Growth – 7-9pm. Saturday 1-5pm. Use yoga asana and breathing to deepen your connection with agni, the subtle inner fire that drives transformation. Fri. $50. Sat. $85. Inner Peace Yoga Center, 5038 E. 56th St. 317-257-9642. IPYC.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

Mindfulness Meditation for Health and Qigong – 10-11am. Aug. 6, 20, 27. $10 per class or 6 classes for $50. Mother Nature Sun, 6516 Ferguson Street,Broad Ripple. Kathy Johnson 317-4909822 or IndyQi@comcast.net. Ladies Night – 5-9pm. Full evening of wellness services, delicious snacks and wine. Be pampered. Food, wine and some services are complimentary. Premier services start at $10. 317-870-7220. Optimal Wellness Center, 4545 Northwestern Dr, Ste A, Zionsville. WeCreateWellness.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

Feel Better Now - How to find the health that you’ve lost and how to keep it once you’ve found it. Free. Zionsville Holistic Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 1620 W Oak St. Ste 100, Zionsville. RSVP 317-733-9630. ZHCW@Ymail.com.

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Mark Your Calendar Creating The Work You Love Workshop – 9:30am-12:30pm. Unhappy in your current job? Do you lack clarity, vision or courage when you imagine yourself doing work that is soul satisfying? This workshop is designed to help you find your right path. $40 includes snack and beverages. Elaine Voci Life Skills Coaching, LLC, 11805 North Pennsylvania St, Carmel. Elaine Voci, Ph.D. 317-730-5481. ElaineVoci.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 Time for Thai Cooking Class – 5:30-7:30pm. Make and enjoy ethnic cuisine, light in fat, yet fresh and flavorful. $35. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indianapolis. 317-4080110. ReinventingWellness.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 Deep Relaxation - Janiece and 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.  Some mats and blankets are available. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St, Indianapolis. 317-253-5683. WendyWellness@sbcglobal.net. MotherNatureSun.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 Shelter From The Storm – 10am-1pm. Like a storm in our mind, inner negativity leads to showers of unhappiness in the form of anxiety, depression, loneliness, resentment  and anger.  Hear the profoundly inspirational US National Spiritual Director Gen Jampa. Light snacks included. Perfect for everyone regardless of age or spiritual background. $35 with pre-registration or $45 at the door. Dromtonpa Kadampa Buddhist Center, 6018 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis. 317374-5281. Meditation-Indianapolis.org. Mindfulness Meditation for Health and Qigong – 10-11am. Aug. 6, 20, 27. $10 per class or 6 classes for $50. Mother Nature Sun, 6516 Ferguson Street,Broad Ripple. Kathy Johnson 317-4909822 or IndyQi@comcast.net. Allergy-Free Baking Cooking Class – 10am12pm. Baking without gluten and dairy can be tricky and frustrating.   Join us to see how to make  delicious baked goods with great taste and texture. $35. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indianapolis. 317-408-0110. ReinventingWellness.com. Spirit Healing Drum Circle – 6:30-8pm. Connect to the rhythm and power of community and experience the healing power of the drum. Whether you drum, dance or just soak it in – this experience is sure to open your heart and provide transformation. $15. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St, Indianapolis. 317-253-5683. WendyWellness@ sbcglobal.net. MotherNatureSun.com.

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Celebration 1-5pm. Celebrate Dr. Julie Leisure Carleton’s 40th birthday and 9th year in business. Light refreshments and cupcakes; chair massages, paraffin spa treatments for the hands experience the water massage table. About Life Chiropractic. 317-913-1812. AboutLifeChiropractic.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23

Oops! Experiential Evening – 6:30-8pm. Join Wendy Morrison and Iva Nasr and explore the concept of Oops! and associated modalities. Crystal therapy, Matrix Energetics, Sound Therapy, Quantum Entrainment and more. $10 Suggested Donation. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St, Indianapolis. 317-253-5683. WendyWell ness@sbcglobal.net. MotherNatureSun.com. Fountain of Youth Interactive Discussion - How to find the health that you’ve lost and how to keep it once you’ve found it. Free. Zionsville Holistic Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 1620 W Oak St. Ste 100, Zionsville. RSVP 317-733-9630. ZHCW@Ymail.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

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. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

Intent Heals Journal Workshop – 9:30-11:30am. What if you could heal your world simply by holding it in your hands? Join us and experience awakening and healing with these sweet prayer journals made in Nepal to engage in intentional prayer, gratitude and forgiveness. $30 includes journal and silk bag. Elaine Voci Life Skills Coaching, LLC, 11805 North Pennsylvania St, Carmel. Elaine Voci, Ph.D. 317-730-5481. ElaineVoci.com for a video describing workshop. Mindfulness Meditation for Health and Qigong – 10-11am. See Aug. 6, 20 listings. $10 per class or 6 classes for $50. Mother Nature Sun, 6516 Ferguson Street. Kathy Johnson 317-490-9822 or IndyQi@comcast.net. Cooking for Candida Class – 10am-12pm. Do you experience brain fog, salt or sugar cravings, itchy skin or digestive upset?  If so, this class may be your ticket back to how to use certain foods to gain back your health. $35. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indianapolis. 317-4080110. ReinventingWellness.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30

Going Greek Cooking Class – 5:30-7:30pm. Do you love Mediterranean food and want to learn how to make your favorite dishes at home?  Make tastebuds tingle with healthy dishes. $35. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indianapolis. 317-408-0110. Reinventing Wellness.com.

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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.

Emotional Freedom Techniques – Use EFT in a supportive group setting to lose weight, help with ADD, 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.

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. 317571-8367. InnerYouPilates.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 Meditation-Indianapolis.org.

Waterman’s Farm Market – 8am-7pm. Year round. Large variety of produce and food-related products. 7010 E Raymond St, Indianapolis. WatermansFarmMarket.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. 317255-8555. LocallyGrownGardens.com.

sunday Kundalini Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. All levels. A unique blend of posture, breathwork, meditation and chanting. Currently working through the chakras. Modifications available for any fitness level. $5. Cityoga, 2442 N Central Ave, Indianapolis. 317-430-3875. HariDattiKaur@hotmail. 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. Meditation-Indianapolis.org. Sahaja Meditation – 12-1pm. 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, 6135 N College Ave, Indianapolis. 317-300-4560. IndianaMeditation.org. 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. 317-841-0103. 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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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@bongoboy music.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. Yoga for Healing the Heart – 5:45-7pm. Yoga for those recovering from stress, grief, life crisis. PeaceThroughYoga.com. All-Level Vinyasa Flow – 6-7pm. Flow through poses and put the mind in touch with the body. Modifications offered. 317-870-7220. Optimal Wellness Center, 4545 Northwestern Dr, Ste A, Zionsville. WeCreateWellness.com.

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Spring Fever by Mary Leslie Drawing since the day she could hold a crayon, Mary Leslie also spent much of her childhood collecting stray dogs and cats, injured birds and the occasional squirrel. Because her love of all things furred and feathered was matched by her passion to create, she learned to carefully observe and draw the creatures in her care. Leslie studied art at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Art Institute of Atlanta, going on to paint murals throughout the Southeast. After moving from suburban Atlanta to a small farm in Madison, Georgia, she began focusing on nature and animals. Spring Fever was commissioned by a grandmother who asked Leslie to paint a representation of her five granddaughters. “She told me that they loved to dress up and dance,” says Leslie, whose richly hued oil on canvas captures the sheer exuberance of youth and joyful movement. “It’s my goal in every painting to convey the character and personality of my subjects and pass it on to the viewers, hoping they can catch a glimpse of what I enjoy so much.” View the artist’s portfolio at MaryLeslieStudio.com. 28

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.

Meditations For Everyday Life – 7-8:30pm. Current Series: How to Solve Human Problems. $10. Dromtonpa Kadampa Buddhist Center, 6018 N. Keystone Ave, Indianapolis. 317-374-5281 or Meditation-Indianapolis.org.

Contra Dance – 8pm. Intro at 7:40pm. Traditional community dance; live music. Bring clean shoes. $5. EarthHouse, 237 N. East St. IndyContra.org.

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The Green Market – 4-8pm. Shop the best in local organic products. The Green Market, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. TPFOrganics.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.

Westfield Farmers’ Market – 4-8pm. Located one block north of Main Street (Hwy 32) on North Union, next to City Hall. The first Friday night Market will be June 3rd from 4pm - 8pm, and the Market will run through September 2nd. Amber Willis.  WestfieldMarket@gmail.com.

Sahaja Meditation – 7-8pm. 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, 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.www.alcindy.com/ALCfarmersmarket. 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. All-Level Vinyasa Flow – 6-7pm. Flow through poses and put the mind in touch with the body. Modifications offered. 317-870-7220. Optimal Wellness Center, 4545 Northwestern Dr, Ste A, Zionsville. WeCreateWellness.com. 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@bongoboy music.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.

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Dinner on the Deck – 5-9pm. Enjoy our Chef’s 100% organic menu set to Live Music. Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. 317-733-1700. TPForganics.com.

saturday Guided Farm Tours - Get up close and personal with our Cows and Nature. Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. 317-733-1700. TPForganics.com. Binford Farmers’ Market – 8am-12pm. Hawthorn Plaza, Binford Blvd and 62nd St, Indianapolis. 317-841-0755. BinfordFarmersMarket.com. Broad Ripple Farmers’ Market – 8am-12pm. Broad Ripple High School, 1115 Broad Ripple Ave, in lot behind school, Indianapolis. BroadRippleFarmersMarket.com. Carmel Farmers’ Market – 8-11:30am. Carmel Civic Square, in south parking lot, Carmel. CarmelFarmersMarket.com. Fishers Farmers’ Market – 8am-12pm. Fishers Train Station, 11601 Municipal Dr, Fishers. 317-578-0700. FishersChamber.com/chamber/ Farmers_Market.aspx. G re e n w o o d F a r m e r s ’ M a r k e t – 8 a m 12pm. Greenwood Public Library, 310 S Meridian St, Greenwood. 317-883-9144. OldtownGreenwood.com. Farmers’ Market at the City Market – 9:30am1pm. Market Street between Delaware and Alabama sts, Indianapolis. 317-634-9266. Indycm.com/farmers-market. Yoga for Kids – 10-11:15 a.m. at Peace through Yoga in the heart of Eagle Creek Park. Six classes/$30. PeaceThroughYoga.com. 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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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 8.

7929 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis 317-872-5650 IndyHumane.org

6 Manor Drive, Danville 317-745-5100 DanvilleChiroCenter.com

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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 10.

ANTIOXIDANT XOÇAI HEALTHY CHOCOLATE

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 11.

ESSENTIAL OILS YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS April Jordan, Independent Distributor 317-937-2398 AprilJordan.VibrantScents.com

A delicious, diabeticfriendly, 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 11.

Therapeutic-grade essential oils; organicallypure; over 130 Essential Oils for health, kids, pets; Plus, essential oilenhanced nutritional supplements and products for kids, personal care, dental, home. Income opportunities also available.

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Joyce Kleinman 317-363-2262 TheHealthyChocolateTeam.com

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 26.

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FARMS - ORGANIC LIFE CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM NATURE’S CROSSROADS Lifefarmcsa.com NaturesCrossroads.com

Enjoy a variety of certified organic produce through the Community Supported Agriculture program and buy locally grown certified organic seeds and seedlings. 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 13.

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FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE 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 pages12 and 25.

GREEN CLEANING SERVICES

9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville 317-733-1700 TradersPointCreamery.com

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Indiana’s only year-round market, bringing you sustainably produced local goods. Winter hours, Fridays from 4-8pm. See ad on page 14.

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 22.

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HEALTHY DINING 3 SISTERS CAFÉ

6360 Guilford Ave., Indianapolis 317-257-5556

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 14.

LABORATORY ANY LAB TEST NOW

13636 N Meridian St., Carmel 317-574-9500 AnyLabTestNow.com

PET SITTING ASK LINDA PET SITTING

Serving NW Indy, Zionsville & Carmel 317-224-5243 AskLindaPetSitting.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 31.

Professional in-home cat and dog care, dog walking and house sitting. We’ll make sure your pets enjoy your vacation as much as you do! See ad on page 18.

LIFE GUIDE JASON GREGORY

Life Transformation Agent 812-350-4633 JaseGregory@Gmail.com

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 22.

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH WHITEWILLOW INTEGRATIVE HEALTH SPECIALIST

Find balance in life and discover the power within you. Together we will tap into your wealth, inspiration, well-being, meditation, laughter, breathing and affirmative transformation. See ad on page 11.

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JUICE BAR SQUEEZE FRESH SMOOTHIES 11769 Commercial Drive, Fishers 317-845-9984

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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 5, 19 and 20.

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 11.

740 E. 52nd St., Ste 11, Indianapolis 617-990-6979 WhiteWillow9@gmail.com

More than twenty years experience successfully managing symptoms of chronic illness. Free Consultations. See ad on page 14.

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PILATES 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 15.

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 22.

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WATER LIFE IONIZERS

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 6.

RECYCLED GIFTS 14511 Clay Terrace Blvd., Ste 130, Carmel 317-843-9999 NaturesKarma.org

SKINCARE FRANGIPANI BODY PRODUCTS FrangipaniBodyProducts.com

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 22. SKIN WELLNESS 317-251-0792

SE CO PT MING EM IN BE R

All natural organic spa facials specifically designed to calm, nourish and preserve epidermal beauty. Broad Ripple. Call Dominique for an appointment.

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Devoted to providing highquality 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 8.

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YOGA INVOKE STUDIO

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 25. 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 25.

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