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Natural Awakenings is a family of more than 70 healthy living magazines celebrating 25 years of providing the communities we serve with the tools and resources we all need to lead healthier lives on a healthy planet.

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Awakening to the Evolution of Community

30 WASTE-FREE FEASTING How to Reduce Holiday Food Waste

32 SURGEON MARY NEAL On Lessons From Heaven

34 BEYOND CALCIUM Full-Spectrum Bone Health

36 THE MERRY VEGAN

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40 INHALING THE JOY OF LIFE

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Making the Old New and Green

44 PERFECT PET PRESENTS Safe and Eco-Smart Toys

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The Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy - Advanced Training Where: Agape Healing Arts, Jupiter FL When: December 9-12, 2019 28 CEU Hours for Licensed Professionals

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he Arvigo® techniques are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi. As with any other natural healing, the Arvigo® techniques seek to restore the body to it's natural balance. Based on over thirty years of training and experience in massage, naprapathy, herbology, and spiritual healing, Dr. Rosita Arvigo developed these techniques which now bear her name. This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing. Dr. Arvigo believes that with any natural healing technique, these areas must be simultaneously addressed to promote optimal health. Dr. Arvigo learned these techniques from her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize, Central America with whom she apprenticed for ten years. Don Elijio believed that a woman's center is her uterus. "If a woman's uterus is out of balance, so is she," he would say. Midwives and healers of Central America agree that most female troubles are caused by the wandering womb. The Arvigo® techniques addresses the position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus and for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men, and for relief of many common digestive disorders. Today The Arvigo® techniques are employed by Arvigo® Practitioners across the globe bringing the benefits of natural healing to their clients. This program is a 4 day introductory workshop for qualified, licensed practitioners to provide the anterior massage protocol for their clients. Examples of eligible practitioners include professionals such as massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopaths, physicians, nurses, midwives and physical therapists. The course also includes teaching Self-Care massage on a one-to-one client/ practitioner basis and learning the importance of the client record keeping/case study process. Completion of this program will qualify the participant to perform the abdominal massage on themselves & their private clients and prepare the licensed practitioner to go on to the posterior portion of the Arvigo® program. This training covers anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs, addresses causes and symptoms of malpositioned organs and demonstrates self-care techniques. We will also address herbal, nutritional, spiritual and emotional support for the massage techniques to ensure comprehensive understanding of the modality and how it contributes to wellness. Instructor: Cathy Lipsky RN, ANP #914-912-2351. Cost: $1110. To register: www.arvigotherapy.com The Arvigo® Institute, LLC is a licensed provider for NCBTMB for massage therapists 28 CE hours and NCCAOM for licensed acupuncturists 28 PDA points

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Jennifer Yu Offers Us Help for the New Year with the Release of Her New Book: “Happy”– Reloaded: Recode Your Mind for Modern Happy Living”

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n her latest book, “Happy” – Reloaded: Recode Your Mind for Modern Happy Living, author Master Jennifer Yu, also known as “The Momma Panda,” lovingly takes you on a lifechanging adventure to uncover your own personal state of "HAPPY.” Not only is it your real home and true destination in life but it actually can be easily achieved. Drawing from Master Yu’s 30 years of studies on wellness and her personal “darkness to happiness” journey, “HAPPY”– Reloaded provides a winning new playbook, filled with unique insights, self-discovery exercises and useful tips, to help you live a more harmonious, fulfilling and joyful life. Through the power of Happy Tai Chi, a practice she developed combining the ancient Tai Chi principles with modern-day neuropsychology concepts that impacts personal happiness, “Happy” – Reloaded recodes your mind and body so you can lead a happy life. From “Happy” – Reloaded: Recode Your Mind for Modern Happy Living” “Have you seen a flock of birds flying long distance? They smartly ride the aerodynamic force of air and take turns to lead the pack to conserve their Qi. This is because they are all equipped with the following built-in Tai Chi wisdom: Better Survival = Qi Conservation = Minimum Waste Qi conservation is just as important to your survival as to the birds. Each day, your Life-ship requires a certain amount of Qi to keep the crews healthy and the departments running. This Qi must be generated from three categories: Some is from Solar, Lunar, Celestial and Spiritual sources, some is from fellow Life-ships via goodwill or trade, and some is self-produced from air, water and other solid fuels from Earth. Any warfare or major repairs of the ship requires extra Qi. Ongoing fears and worries of non-life-threatening matters falsely alarm your ship constantly and waste your ship’s precious Qi. Having frequent distresses such

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as resentment, anger, guilt or sadness is like forcing all your crews to carry a dumbbell while they work. Just imagine how exhausting that is to your Qi and you Life-ship. Remember, my captain Baby Panda, the quality and quantity of your Qi determines the life and death of your crew and ship. To use your Qi efficiently, always be at ease and go with the flow. In surfing you go with the flow of the wave, in fighting you go with the flow of the opponent’s force. In running your life-ship, you go with the flow of love. Love is the least resisted force on Earth. It is like the effortless breeze turning the flowers into fruits, clouds into blue sky and sweats into comfort. Whenever you use its force, you prevail. Whenever you follow its path, you arrive. Whenever you accept its flow, you fulfill. “Each time you choose to be loving, you are healing someone; you are also healing yourself.” – Momma Panda. We all have had our shares of wounds and injuries on our past ventures, physically and emotionally. Some were small and some were unbearable. Many wounds are still not totally healed, and some wounds get frequently re-opened. When people are in great physical pains, they groan in sounds. When people are in great emotional pains, they groan in words. So, please remember, Baby Panda, at any given moment, everyone is already giving the best as they know how. Take it easy. You have the power to show others and yourself acceptance, love and kindness. This is where resistance, distress and Qi waste stop. This is where healing, growth and HAPPY begin.” Master Jennifer Wenhong Yu is an international wellness activist, mentor and a sixth generation Tai Chi Master of China’s Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Lineage. She holds a doctorate candidacy in Spiritual Wellness and multiple degrees from universities in the U.S. and China. She conducts happy Tai Chi seminars, CEU courses and instructor certification and teaches classes in Boca Raton where she resides.


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“Ask the Therapist” Columnist Releases First Book My Parents are Getting a Divorce... I Wonder What Will Happen to Me

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s a parent, when you think about the word "divorce”, many feelings might come to your mind, but what about your children's feelings? How can you help them deal with their very real feelings about your divorce? Feelings are a superpower when used responsibly. They tend to get a bad reputation because they can sometimes be overwhelming and painful, but feelings help us learn to cope, process and heal from all the things we experience. The true healing powers of feelings can get lost in all the chaos. It is time to take children's feelings out of the shadows and bring them to light. My Parents are Getting a Divorce... I Wonder What Will Happen to Me is an interactive workbook that provides a safe space for children to stay "whole" before, during and after their parents' divorce; gives children a healthy, creative outlet to explore and process their feelings by initiating discussion as well as discovering the power of self-affirmation and drawing; and takes a journey inside the concerns of children regarding how their lives will be changed by their parents' divorce. Therapists Karen Kaye, LMHC and Hara Wachholder, LMHC are a mother-daughter team who have gone through the process of divorce personally and professionally. This workbook came to life through Karen's efforts to keep her own child out of the middle of her divorce when Hara was young. For more information and to purchase, visit ImStillMeBook.com. To contact Karen Kaye, call 954-384-1217 or visit KarenKayeCares@bellsouth.net.

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man who had just transitioned was touring the realms beyond this world. His guide opened a door where he saw a group of unhappy people standing around a sumptuous banquet. Although the tables were filled with inviting, delicious food, the people were starving. Looking closer, the man saw that the spoons the people were holding were longer than their arms and they could not get the food into their mouths. "This," the guide explained, “is hell.” The guide opened another door, where the man saw another group of people standing before a similar banquet, and with spoons longer than their arms. In this room, however, the people were happy and their tummies were full. The guide explained, “This is heaven, where people have learned to feed each other.”

appreciation and compassion. And the greatest miracle is seeing that light in others.

“When we take care of one another, we fulfill our highest function as divine be-ings. There's no greater joy and service than to fill one another with whatever we have to share.” – Alan Cohen

“Love yourself, even a little bit each day, and your life will bloom into infinite joy.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

The holidays we celebrate this month are all about giving, about love, miracles and light. The greatest gift we can give is our own inner light – our source for joy, aliveness, laughter, love,

“In your brother is The Light. See him as sinless,and there can be no fear in you.” – A Course In Miracles Because we are spiritual beings, it is the state of our own spirit that matters most. The truth is we must first love ourselves, so that our inner light shines brightly, before we can truly give to and see the best in others. The more you honor yourself with beauty, play and joy, the greater will be your capacity to love and serve others. Be selfish enough to first fill your own spirit. Your giving, and your service to others, will be infinitely more effective.

Offering a smile, a hug, a compliment, an appreciative touch, the energy in our voice – one of warmth, kindness, thoughtfulness – miraculously fills our own souls. Start right now to create your own miracles.

Being full of love is powerful, contagious and trans-formative. Like a cup filled to overflowing, the love you have within you “spills” over onto every-one around you. “Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived with others.” – Helen Keller “The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.” – Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama Shine your light and the world is a brighter place! Happy Holidays! Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, world-renowned Holistic Reflexologist and author of the best-selling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology, offers private Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life Coaching sessions in Delray Beach and Holistic Reflexology Training Programs in Boynton Beach starting January 19th. Educational DVDs in Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology and natural aromatherapy products available.Beautiful instant gift certificates available online for all occasions. Visit www.lauranorman.com • Call 561-272-1220

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West Palm Beach Native Patrols Seas from the Air for U.S. Navy

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etty Officer 2nd Class Madison Milliken, a native of West Palm Beach, Florida, joined the Navy following a family tradition of military service. Now, five years later, Milliken serves as an aviation electrician’s mate with the “The Grey Knights” of Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Squadron 46, working with the Navy’s cutting-edge maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. “This command gives me a great opportunity to travel,” said Milliken. "I've gotten to go to Djibouti, Oman, Saudi Arabia, stopped in Ireland, which was cool and Hawaii is amazing."

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The Benefits of Ozone Water in Dentistry

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zone doesn’t always have the best connotation. Most people immediately think of air pollution. However, ozone plays a very important role in our lives. The ozone layer is there to protect us from harmful sun rays which sometimes cause skin cancer. Ozone has more uses. It is also used to treat water in purification plants around the world. Ozone is used on fruits and vegetables as well. It is an all-natural sterilizer. In the past few decades, the Western medical community has embraced the use of ozone to help with recovery from injury and disease. Ozone is strong. It’s one of the strongest agents we can apply to complex microorganisms. It’s a good thing our human cells are not damaged by low doses. Ozone is even used in dentistry. A good holistic dentist will use a natural element like ozone to their advantage. In the following, we’ll briefly discuss why we think ozone water is great for local dentistry procedures and the benefits it may bring.

Cavity Reversal

Ozone water has the ability to reduce or even stop tooth decay, especially in early stages, and promote good oral health. It leads to a process that removes bacteria while promoting repair using remineralization. It’s a great way to heal the damage to your teeth that cavities have caused. Ozone has the ability to stop tooth decay and accelerate the repair process at the same time. This especially applies to early tooth decay. Additionally, holistic dental doctors have turned to ozone because it is a minimally invasive procedure. It can go beneath the tooth’s surface to the areas that are most affected by early decay. Medical studies found that consistent ozone treatments can reduce the amount of decay over several months. It can easily get through the enamel layer. This can reduce the need for drilling of which many patients are wary. Ozone is less invasive than teeth bleaching products. A good dentist makes every attempt to heal before reaching the decision to “cut” or make any sort of incision. Ozone works specifically to target acid-making bacteria in addition to acidic waste. This healthier atmosphere promotes healing. With the absence of bacteria, healthy cells regenerate quicker.

Tooth Repair

The repair process involves the flow of minerals back into the tooth which then reverses the effects of decay. The earlier a cavity is caught, the better chance it has of healing. The decay is often gone for good. Remember, you should keep your expectations realistic. Ozone water can bring many benefits, but it isn’t going to heal a hole in your tooth. Once a certain amount of decay has occurred, it can become irreversible and drilling is necessary. You should consult with an experienced holistic dentist before undergoing any ozone treatment. Dr. Boris Lipovetskiy specializes in natural, biological and cosmetic dentistry with a holistic approach. Utilizing the latest technologies and safest protocols within a relaxing, calm environment, patients are well protected while becoming wholly healthy. Advanced Dental Wellness Center is located at 104 SE 1st St., Fort Lauderdale. For information and appointments, call 954-525-5662 and/or visit adwCenter.com.

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Massage, Art and Music Therapies Provide Relief to Those with Serious Illness

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herapies such as massage, art and music are being added to the scope of palliative care services so that individuals facing a life-threatening illness can receive better opportunities to live their best life. There are at least 12 million adults and 400,000 children living with a serious illness in the U.S. today. Most of these individuals could benefit from palliative care, which is an effective approach to long-term illness that improves quality of life, costs less than traditional medical care options, causes less emotional distress and has been proven in some cases to prolong life. Often associated with hospice care, palliative care focuses on improving quality of life among the seriously ill at any stage of illness and can be provided together with curative treatments. Whereas hospice is care for the terminally ill providing comfort and pain management during the last six months of life. Palliative care services can include coordination among all health care providers and expert treatment of symptoms and pain, as well as emotional, spiritual and practical support. Alternative therapies, sometimes referred to as “palliative arts,” help patients enrich and add meaning to their lives even during serious illness. Therapies such as palliative massage, meditation, guided imagery and breathwork all help to decrease pain, fatigue and nausea. Massage also promotes a greater connection between the mind and body and

can help ease the psychological, social and emotional consequences of living with a serious illness that manifest as stress, anxiety and depression. Caring for the seriously ill requires a tremendous amount of compassion, which is something that healing touch naturally provides. Patients are bombarded with continuous medical information while dealing with chronic discomfort and an emotional roller coaster of feelings. Alternative therapies connect with patients on a deeper level. Licensed massage therapist with MorseLife Hospice and Palliative Care Cheri Rapeye uses integrative therapy techniques to assist patients with pain, respiratory distress, edema, medication reactions, anxiety, agitation and ineffective coping. According to Cheri, massage techniques that work best with palliative care patients include aromatherapy, reflexology, Reiki, and cranio-sacral massage. Music and art therapy, which are used to create mind and body connections with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, has also proven to be an effective treatment not only for the chronically ill, but for grieving families. Art and music therapy activities can be done in an individual therapeutic setting or through group classes. Patients may recall a certain happy moment in their life and an art therapist may ask about the colors those feelings evoke. From that discussion

patients may be guided to use paints and color to express and celebrate that memory on canvas. Music therapy can take on many forms as well depending on the interest of each patient, from creating songs in response to feelings and memories to ballroom dancing. Art and music engage a patient’s mind and soul in a way that allows them to put aside their worries and pain or release deeply held emotions through creative expression. Studies suggest that there is a high level of satisfaction among patients who receive palliative care, with 93% of people who receive it being likely to recommend it to others. Seriously ill patients should seek out hospice and palliative care programs that offer a wide range of high standard services, including the palliative arts, to provide them as much comfort and dignity as possible along their journey. Keith A. Myers is president and CEO MorseLife Health System and MorseLife Hospice and Palliative Care. He is the Not-For-Profit Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Florida Health Care Association. For more information please contact MorseLife Hospice and Palliative Care at 561-257-0386.

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1 ~ Acupuncture for Women’s Issues Works! What complaints do you regularly hear from your friends? The most common complaints are of tiredness, various menstrual issues, battling with remedies to relieve headaches, trying to understand sleep is disrupted through the night or how to feel released from emotional strain or unresolved issues. Digestion is often an issue along with not being happy with physical appearance and of course not having enough time or the energy to address everything. How does acupuncture support these complaints? Acupuncture works to support physical comfort of the body and clarity of the mind. Acupuncture refines the body’s natural rhythms to enhance each patient’s unique state of balance. Acupuncture stimulates the movement of qi, our vital life force, and blood to ensure that the activity of the internal environment is always striving for balance. Smooth and free flowing qi and blood is the foundation of a harmonious internal environment. 2 ~ Acupuncture Supports all Four Pillars Required to Maintain Comfort and Good Health! There are four pillars of health that must be observed in support of smooth and free flowing qi and blood. • • • •

Experiencing Daily Restful Sleep Practicing Stress Management Techniques Making healthy food choices and eating in a relaxed setting to support sufficient digestion. Engaging in regular Physical exercise. Move your body to move your qi and blood!

Each patient contributes to their treatment plan by discussing their daily routine, preferences and habits. The patient’s main complaint remains the main focus of treatment while changes will be recommended to support balance for the whole patient. 3 ~ Acupuncture offers unique benefits to every patient. There are many perks to receiving regular acupuncture treatments. Your main complaint will always be addressed AND you will find that your sleep, digestion, overall energy and peace of mind will be complimented. Ease and comfort is available to women with the support of acupuncture and review of their choices. Those who receive acupuncture receive relief from general pain, tension from stress, various types of headaches as well as improvements in their menstruation, digestion and increase in energy. Acupuncture also diminishes experiences of mental fog and eases emotional strain. Johanna Jacobs, Acupuncture Physician 561.715.9920

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ARTHUR R. MARSHALL LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Early Morning Bird Walks Every Wednesday, 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join our volunteer naturalist from Audubon Everglades for an early morning bird walk on the Marsh Trail. Bring binoculars and wear closed-toed/closed heel shoes. These walks are open to birders of all ages and abilities. Meet in the Marsh Trail parking lot. Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes before the walk starts to meet your guide. Check out recent sightings from eBird Trail Tracker:www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn. aspx?id=2147602841 ... and view our Bird Checklist: www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/2011_%20ARM_ Loxahatchee_NWR_BirdList(2).pdf Roving Wildlife Photographer Every Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Take a guided walking tour of some of our most beautiful spots in the Refuge. View and photograph wildlife in its natural settings with our volunteer roving photographer, Ira Rappaport. Ira will show you areas where some of the most recent sightings of wildlife have been reported and other locations that might make for great photo opportunities. Bring water, comfortable closed-toe shoes or sneakers, a hat to block the sun, sun screen, binoculars, and your camera. The tour can be from 3-5 miles. Meet at the Visitor Center. Roving Naturalist RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303. Enjoy this 3-minute video made on the canoe trail: www.youtube.com/watch? v=BW49VXaOvGU&feature=related Moonlight Guided Canoe Tours Saturday, December 14, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Meet at the Lee Road Boat Ramp to enjoy a guided moonlight canoe tour through a portion of the Refuge interior. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants and bring a flashlight and bug spray. Canoe rental from Loxahatchee Canoeing is $35; you may not bring your own. (One canoe seats 2 to 3 people.) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call LOXAHATCHEE CANOEING at 561733-0192.*** Programs subject to change, for more information on any of the activities and programs, please call the Visitor Center at (561) 734-8303. Events are listed on the Friends website at www.loxahatcheefriends.com/events/events.shtml Friends Annual Luncheon with Arts, Crafts & Plant Sale Saturday, December 7, 11:00 a.m. Location: Ellie's 50's Diner, 2410 N. Federal Hwy, Delray Beach (park & enter at the back of the building) Guest speaker: Eliot Kleinberg, Historian, Author and Columnist for the Palm Beach Post All are invited to join the Friends for our annual luncheon at Ellie's 50's Diner - a great, fun place for our flock to gather for a socializing meet and greet with cash bar and

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sumptuous buffet, including carving stations. Our speaker Eliot Kleinberg, historian, author of ten books, including the "Weird Florida" series, and Palm Beach Post writer, is sure to be informative and entertaining. There'll be free swag and great bargains in the sale of local artisan craft work, art, photography, and plants throughout. There'll also be an exciting raffle going on, with lots of donated items and gift certificates from Hands Art & Office Supply, Bedner's Farm Fresh Market, Indian Trails Native Nursery, Nature's Corner Cafe, Kilwin's ice cream and chocolate, the Sierra Club, Audubon Society, and many more. Meet and greet starts at 11:00 a.m., with lunch served at 12:00 noon. Lunch is $40 for Friends members, Refuge staff and participating artists; $45 for all others. All proceeds go to the Friends, which benefit the Refuge. Please

Payment can be made online or by mail or in the Visitor Center at the Friends' Nature Store, using check, cash, Visa, Mastercard or Discover. Make checks payable to "Friends of Loxahatchee Refuge" with notation "Friends Luncheon." Mail to: Friends of Loxahatchee Refuge, P.O. Box 6777, Delray Beach, FL 33482. To pay online with PayPal: www.loxahatcheefriends.com/contributions/ contributions.shtml (Select Operating Fund). Payment by cash or check also accepted at the door. Have any items you'd like to donate? Contact Ron Seifer at 561-374-5122 or ronseifer23@yahoo.com. Luncheon invitation: www.loxahatcheefriends.com/ upload/FriendsAnnualLuncheonInvitation.pdf Ask the Manager Monday, December 9, 11:00 a.m. This is your opportunity to meet with Refuge manager Rolf Olson and ask questions, suggest ideas for improvement, bring up any issues or concerns that you might have, and get up-to-date on what is happening at the Refuge. A few other Refuge staff members will also be on hand to help Rolf answer your questions. Meet in the Visitor Center theater.

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IFEA WORLD FESTIVAL & EVENT CITY SURF’S UP FOR SANDI: WORLD-FAMOUS SAND TREE WILL LIGHT UP THE WATERFRONT DECEMBER 5

light shows from the Great Lawn, west of Flagler Drive on North Clematis Street, through New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

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“Sandi and the Holiday in Paradise programming have become a West Palm Beach tradition for many families,” said City of West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James. “The holiday season is about coming together and celebrating the magic of the season. As we celebrate 125 years as a city, I am delighted that Sandi will bring more awareness about sustainability and the importance of protecting our beaches, Intracoastal Waterway, and environment for the next generation.”

West Palm Beach’s favorite 35-foot sand tree, Sandi, is ready to shine during this year’s Holiday in Paradise campaign. On December 5, from 6-10 p.m. during a special Holiday Tree Lighting edition of Clematis by Night, Sandi will come to life for the season with light, music, and her trademark sassy personality. After traveling the beaches of the world in the offseason in search of the big wave, she has returned with a dream of cleaner beaches and oceans. This holiday season, Sandi will team up with the Office of Sustainability to bring continued awareness to efforts to protect our natural resources for the West Palm Beach community. Sandi has plenty of exciting new plans for visitors and returning guests, but she will also continue to perform nightly melodies and

After several weeks of preparation, sand delivery, and sculpting, the Holiday Tree Lighting will be a huge celebration as Sandi makes her 2019 debut in a spectacular synchronized light and music show welcoming the season in South Florida style. In addition to Sandi’s big reveal, the evening will include live music from The Bay Kings, face

painters, a holiday shopping boutique, and a visit from Santa Claus himself. “This is always one of our most favorite times of the year,” said Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager for the City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation. “People of all ages from near and far, look forward to Sandi’s return and the next chapter in her story. We are especially excited about this year’s theme, which acknowledges the City’s commitment to sustainability, while recognizing how special it is to enjoy the holiday season in West Palm Beach with a mix of sun, surf and sand.” In addition to the Sandi lighting, daily activities this year include: DAILY EVENTS/THINGS TO DO (starting evening of 12/5 – 12/31):

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• Sandi, South Florida Icon & the World’s ONLY 700-ton Surfin’ Sand Tree |The Great Lawn Sandi and her tribe come to life nightly during music and light shows on the quarter hour, 6-10 PM daily. (Show times subject to change during special events.) Don’t miss Surf City on The Palm featuring sea cows surfing the curl, elves hanging ten, cool cats bodysurfing and sandier, surfin’ fun! • SnowieVille | Great Lawn (Great Lawn on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (N. Clematis St., just west of Flagler Drive) Open Mon. – Fri. from 6 – 10 PM and on Sat./Sun. from 12 noon – 10 PM | Free Visitors to the Great Lawn are encouraged to make their own life-size, tropical snowman for a seasonal selfie to remember! • Sandi’s Surf Shack featuring Glow FORE It Mini Golf | 10 AM-10 PM, North Clematis Trellis Glow FORE It Mini Golf Information: MondayFriday: 6-10 PM, Saturday-Sunday: Noon-10 PM | Monday-Wednesday: FREE! Thursday-Sunday: $2.50/pp

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Check out the surfer gal side of Sandi, the star of Holiday in Paradise. This is a great place to catch the vibe, take lots of photos for social media posting and even play a glowing nine-hole mini golf course. • Selfie spots | throughout the Great Lawn Open daily | Free Get ready to “Hang Ten” with surf related selfie spots; gingerbread and snowman cutouts for adults


and children of all ages; and an oversize ornament, where multiple guests can sit inside and snap a shot. • Sandi Boutique and Mail | 10 AM-7 PM, West Palm Beach Visitor Center Drop a letter to Sandi, everyone’s favorite seasonal sand tree. Visit the new mailbox at the West Palm Beach Visitors Center and jot her a note, old schoolstyle! Then check your mailbox at home, because you might get your own Sandi salty, sassy holiday cheer! Here, you can shop in Sandi’s Surfside Boutique for ornaments and Sandi swag. • Sandi’s Fleet Market | 6-9PM, December 12 during Clematis by Night | By the Blue Hut on the WPB Waterfront Help Sandi promote reuse of aquatic equipment by purchasing used paddleboards, kayaks, snorkel gear, life vests, and more at a reduced price. The West Palm Beach Visitors Center will be selling newly retired, but in-good-condition and still-usable equipment to guests. • Last Chance to See Sandi |December 31 until midnight Come ‘wave’ goodbye bro! See Sandi’s 2019 last hurrah for the year. Stop by Sandi Land to catch her final shows running until midnight. Play Glow FORE It Mini Golf, visit SnowieVille and swing by Sandi’s Surf Shack.

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A recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition used adherence to dietary guidelines and total diet scores to assess the effects of diet on cataract risk. The researchers followed 2,173 older Australians for five and 10 years in two phases. They found that maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI) of less than 25, combined with a healthy diet, reduced the risk of developing cataracts.

Eat a Better Diet to Improve Gut Bacteria Researchers at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center tested stool samples of 858 men and 877 women in Los Angeles and Hawaii with a mean age of 69—regarded as an ethnically diverse study population with varied food intakes. The study found that those with higher quality diets also had significantly better gut bacteria diversity, a factor linked to reduced risk for a variety of diseases. Diet quality and a reduced risk of developing chronic disease is strongly associated with fecal microbial diversity. 22

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Train Students in Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Improve Grades Sixth-graders that received mindfulness training each day for eight weeks experienced lower stress levels, less depression and improved academic performance compared to their peers in a control group that studied computer coding, report Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers. In addition to that 100-student study, researchers surveyed 2,000 students in grades five through eight and found those that showed more mindfulness tended to have better grades and test scores. They also had fewer absences and suspensions.

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Maintain a Healthy Diet and Weight to Lower Cataract Risk

New research offers potential paths for treatment for the nearly 20 percent of patients with high blood pressure that don’t respond well to medications. University of Florida College of Medicine researchers, testing 105 volunteers, found that the populations of gut bacteria differed between hypertensive individuals with depression and those without depression. A second study by Italian researchers found that patients with heart attacks had different bacteria in their guts than patients with stable angina.

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Researchers followed more than 36,000 Japanese men older than 40 for an average of 13.2 years. They found that those that consumed culinary mushrooms three times a week had a 17 percent lower chance of developing prostate cancer compared to those that ate mushrooms less than once a week. Participants that ate mushrooms once or twice a week had an 8 percent lower risk. The trend was even greater for those men over the age of 50 and was unrelated to other dietary habits.

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Marry to Halve the Risk of Dementia Wedlock tends to stave off dementia, according to a new Michigan State University study. Analyzing 14 years of data on 15,000 people older than 52, researchers found those in all unmarried groups—cohabiting, divorced, separated, widowed and never married—had significantly higher odds of developing dementia than their married counterparts. The differences were most acute for those divorced, separated or widowed—about twice as prone as married people to develop dementia, with the men faring worse cognitively than the women.

Extreme Weather Events Affect Mental Well-Being People that experience storm and flood damage to their homes are about 50 percent more likely to experience depression and anxiety, British researchers report. Surveying more than 7,500 people after the 2013-2014 season of severe weather, they found that those with homes damaged by wind, rain, snow or floods had mental health risks similar to living in a disadvantaged area. This occurred even when the effects of the extreme weather were relatively minor and did not force people to leave their homes.

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Eat Nuts to Reduce Odds of Death From Heart Disease Adults that ate nuts two or more times per week had a 17 percent lower risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke, reports an Iranian study that followed 5,432 adults for 12 years. The research was presented in August at the European Society of Cardiology. “Nuts are a good source of unsaturated fat and contain little saturated fat,” says study author Dr. Noushin Mohammadifard, of the Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute. “They also have protein, minerals, vitamins, fiber, phytosterols and polyphenols which benefit heart health.” December 2019 23


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Because there has been a shortage of EV charging stations in the state, the station’s changeover was partially funded by the Baltimore-based Electric Vehicle Institute and the Maryland Energy Administration. Its new 200-kilowatt electrical system will now be able to recharge up to four vehicles at a time while drivers wait inside. Doley says, “It’s not something that I expect to become rich overnight or something like that, but it’s a good cause [and] good for the environment.”

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Electric Vehicles Get Their Own ‘Gas’ Station

The RS Automotive gas station, in Takoma Park, Maryland, has been around since 1958, and Depeswar Doley has been running it for 22 years. Now, frustrated by the complicated rules, requirements and contracts of oil and gas companies, he has completely transitioned away from offering petroleum and become the country’s first exclusively electric vehicle (EV) charging station.

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Five major food technology companies have converged to form the Alliance for Meat, Poultry and Seafood (AMPS) Innovation, which seeks to create real meat from animal cells without the need to slaughter animals. The founding members of the coalition are both cell-based seafood companies BlueNalu and Finless Foods and meat makers Fork & Goode, San Franciscobased JUST Inc., and Memphis Meats. AMPS Innovation (ampsinnovation.org) intends to tackle obstacles presented in the cellular agriculture industry and bring products to the consumer faster with transparency and proper regulatory frameworks for cell-based products. Each member company has made significant strides in the development of these products with the hope they will soon be options in the everyday diets of individuals, as well as a nutrition source for a human population projected to grow to 10 billion by 2050.

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A new study based on the National Land Cover Database of 3,086 of the 3,103 counties in the continental U.S. published in the journal Urban Forestry and Urban Greening found that increases in forest and shrub cover corresponded to decreases in Medicare health care spending, even when accounting for economic, geographic or other factors that might independently influence healthcare costs. Urban and rural counties with the lowest socioeconomic status appeared to benefit the most from increases in forests and shrubs. University of Illinois graduate student Douglas A. Becker, who led the new research with Matt Browning, a professor of recreation, sports and tourism, says, “It occurred to me that low-income communities are getting the biggest bang for their buck because they probably have the most to gain.” Other studies have shown that people in intensive care units recover more quickly and have fewer complications after surgery if their hospital rooms look out over trees rather than parking lots and that forest walks can influence potentially health-promoting hormone levels or anti-cancer immune cells in the blood.

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Government Order Reduces Animal Testing

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler has signed a directive reducing the animal testing that the agency has long required on such animals as dogs, birds, rats and fish to gauge the toxicity of chemicals before they can be bought, sold or used in the environment. The agency also authorized $4.25 million in funding for five universities to research the development and use of alternative test methods and strategies that reduce, refine or replace vertebrate animal testing. He says, “Today’s memo directs the agency to aggressively reduce animal testing, including reducing mammal study requests and funding 30 percent by 2025 and completely eliminating them by 2035.” Any mammal studies requested or funded by the EPA after 2035 will require administrator approval on a caseby-case basis. It directs leadership and staff in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and the Office of Research and Development to prioritize and direct existing resources toward measurable impacts in the reduction of animal testing while ensuring protection of human health and the environment.

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As a result of its partnership with Just Goods, Inc., the Norwegian Cruise Line will replace single-use plastic bottles across its fleet by January 1, 2020, beginning with the Norwegian Encore. The company’s ships will feature JUST, which is 100 percent spring water in a plant-based carton made of 82 percent renewable materials from trees grown in responsibly managed forests. The cap and shoulder are made from a sugarcane-based plastic. It’s refillable and recyclable. Just Goods, located in Glen Falls, New York, has a global presence with bottling facilities in New York, Northern Ireland and Australia, allowing the company to meet demand around the world without shipping water from a single production source. It plans to replace more than 6 million single-use plastic bottles every year. CEO Ira Laufer says, “The company is pushing the boundaries of what’s always been done because it knows we all need to do better.” December 2019 25


Repurposing Weeds

A 2016 study at the University of British Columbia revealed that air pollution is the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide, with at least 5.5 million air pollution-related fatalities every year. A new cultivation system developed by researchers from Imperial College London collaborating with the startup Arborea have created the world’s first Biosolar Leaf technology to purify and improve the air in London. They hope it’ll boost environmental outcomes not only in the UK, but all over the world. The process works by purifying the air through photosynthesis of microscopic plants, which removes the greenhouse gases from the environment and generates breathable oxygen at the same time. The startup’s innovative cultivation system can facilitate the growth of microalgae, phytoplankton and diatoms on large, solar panel-like structures that can be installed on buildings and other infrastructure to improve the quality of the atmosphere. Arborea’s cultivation system also creates a sustainable source of organic biomass from which nutritious food additives can be extracted for plant-based food.

Fast-growing lemna, or duckweed, a flowering green plant that blooms on the surface of still and slow-moving bodies of water that is often mistaken for algae, is finding new utility as a protein source. California-based Plantible Foods claims that duckweed, traditionally the enemy of pond owners, is superior to other alternative proteins like pea, wheat and soy. The unusual crop naturally contains higher amounts of the complete protein RuBisCo and is easier to digest than some other popular plant proteins. It can be used as a substitute for egg white, is free of the top eight allergens and has a neutral color and taste. Due to its rapid growth, duckweed is less vulnerable to climate change. Plantible Foods co-founder Tony Martens says that duckweed grows reliably and can typically be harvested daily, no matter what the weather may be.

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Safe and Sustainable Fireplace Practices

One of the charms of winter is enjoying the warmth and glow of indoor fireplaces and wood stoves. It also emphasizes the need for sustainable, safe and healthy practices—especially when it comes to maintaining air quality. Try to buy wood from providers that use good forest management practices such as harvesting during sustainable months, reports WoodHeat.org. Environmentally sound woodlot operations include thinning out dying, less desirable and damaged trees, and including a blend of species. “Have a high-efficiency, properly installed stove that meets local building codes that’s sized for the area to be heated,” says Brad Harr, senior environmental scientist and president of Summit Environmental Inc., in Boise, Idaho. “Use dry, 10 to 12 percent wood moisture. Water sucks up heat to get to combustion temperature. Run at high heat, generally over 1,000° F in the firebox, to effect

complete combustion of the wood and gases.” Denser woods such as ironwood, rock elm, hickory, oak and sugar maple burn longer and conserve resources. Use a higher British thermal unit (BTU) per cord of wood to maximize heat production. (WorldForestIndustries.com has tips per region.) Harr adds, “Don’t starve the fire to extend burning time, as smoldering can cause incomplete combustion.” This leads to more carbon monoxide and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) being released that can cause flu-like symptoms, and at high levels, unconsciousness and even death. To help maintain proper airflow and prevent soot buildup, shovel excess ash into a covered metal container, store it outside and dispose of it in a few days. Smelling smoke can indicate the fireplace may be backdrafting and needs to be inspected. Harr also suggests checking periodically for potential cracks or rusting in the joints of a stovepipe. Make sure children and the elderly don’t accidentally touch the stove while in use and keep furniture a suitable distance away. Periodic inspections by a professional can address potentially dangerous creosote (tar deposit) accumulations, assure the catalytic converter is operating correctly and detect trapped debris in escape shafts that can force toxic gases back into the home and clog spark-arresting screens on tops of stovepipes or chimneys. If buying a new unit, make sure it’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-certified, which requires two-thirds less wood to generate heat and emits fewer harmful particles—two to seven grams per hour—compared with 15 to 30 grams for models manufactured before 1992, according to MotherEarthLiving.com.

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THE EMERGING POWER OF ‘WE’ Awakening to the Evolution of Community by Linda Sechrist

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en master Thich Nhat Hanh’s suggestion that the next Buddha would likely not take form as an individual but rather as a sangha, a community practicing mindful living, led many people to ask, “Why a community?” The author of more than 100 books that explore the Buddha’s core teachings on mindfulness, kindness and compassion, Hanh clarified the meaning of sangha as a good community necessary for helping individuals learn how to encounter life in the present moment, resist the unwholesome ways of our time, go in the direction of peace and nourish seeds of enlightenment. Even the best intentions, he noted, can falter without such a group of trusted family, friends and co-practitioners experiencing mindfulness together.

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political, civic or social purposes—allowing participants to share values and common interests—thousands more gather as online intentional communities associated with personal growth and spiritual awakening. Myriad individuals have been able to experience some aspect of community through international organizations such as MindValley, Hay House, the Shift Network and Dr. Deepak Chopra’s Jiyo, a wellnessfocused mobile app intended to extend the reach of his ideas on health and social transformation from millions of people to more than 1 billion. In MeetUp, spiritual awakening groups recently comprised 1,113,972 members in 3,631 groups worldwide. Additionally, cohousing communities, spiritual residential communities and eco-villages continue to form around the intention of designing and implementing pathways to a regenerative future.

The Old Story Versus the New Story

The increased interest in intentional communities may hint at a possibility that the human desire for community might be nature’s evolutionary nudge toward a collective leap that helps us to survive a

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changing climate and Earth’s potential sixth mass extinction. If so, this possibility needs a new supportive story that includes humans as part of nature, with its evolutionary impulse as a guide for body, mind and soul. With our modern scientific worldview, when people talk about nature, they typically mean animals, plants, geological features and natural processes, all happening independently of humans. A more suitable new story is cultural historian Thomas Berry’s moving and meaningful narrative in The Great Work: Our Way Into the Future, in which humans aren’t above nature by virtue of superior intellect, but instead are equal partners with all that exists in a materially and spiritually evolving universe. From Berry’s perspective, humans are the eyes, minds and hearts through which the cosmos is evolving so that it can come to know itself ever more perfectly through us. Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell shared Berry’s perspective. Traveling back to Earth after walking upon the lunar surface, Mitchell gazed out of the spacecraft window, whereupon he was flooded with an ecstatic awareness. “I was a part of the universe I was observing, and I became aware that everything that exists is part of one intricately interconnected whole,” recounts


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Seijaku Roshi, the abbot and founder of the Pine Wind Zen Community, aptly named for its location in a pine forest in Shamong, New Jersey, advises, “People are searching and hungering for community, which is number one on my agenda. If we aren’t talking about community, we’re squandering the moment. Whether it’s an evolutionary nudge or not, it appears that our tragic world situation is pushing us towards an alternative vision for living a meaningful life that meets the needs of people, society and the environment. We are awakening to the fact we’re interconnected, interdependent and need community, which is the spirit and guiding light whereby people come together to fulfill a purpose, to help others fulfill their purpose and to take care of one another.”

Conscious Evolution

Craig Hamilton, the guiding force behind the movement known as Integral Enlightenment, is the founder of the telecourse training program Academy for Evolutionaries. His spiritual guidance and teachings reach a growing international online community spanning 50 countries. “Transforming ourselves in the deepest possible way is, in fact, an evolutionary imperative, and we need to be able to identify the indicators of emergent shifts and participate creatively with change as an evolutionary force. Evolution up to this point has been playing out unconsciously. We’re now waking up and realizing that we can collaborate and participate in an emerging future.” Hamilton’s experience is that where humans awake to the one that is expressed through the many, they also begin to engage together. “Practicing community isn’t as simple as it seems. In online communities, a lot less can go wrong. The stakes aren’t as high. People come and go, share and engage as they like.”

A Community of Sisterhood Laurie McCammon, author of Enough! How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the

World with Just One Word, feels certain that humans are evolving. “We were last to the party with our big brains, and now we’re trying to intellectualize our way to an uncertain future without important feminine values such as feeling, intuiting, nurturing, interdependency and vulnerability,” says McCammon, who is deeply involved in the circle movement, in which women gather in small groups to empower each other. A regular participant in Gather the Women Global Matrix, a worldwide sisterhood that connects thousands of women sharing meaningful conversations and celebrating the divine feminine with the intention of bringing about personal and planetary transformation through cooperation and collaboration, McCammon says, “No one of us can bring about largescale transformation alone. It’s time to tell the new story wherein our lives and actions demonstrate that together we are enough. Non-hierarchical circles that encourage authentic communication are part of this new story.” Citing other important circle communities such as Tree Sisters and The Millionth Circle, McCammon suggests that women tap into The Divine Feminine app, which allows them to find circle communities and events anywhere in the world.

Co-Creating With the Intelligence of Nature

Teacher and futurist Peter Russell writes books that are focused on consciousness and contemporary spirituality. His lectures help humans free themselves of limited beliefs and attitudes that belie many of humanity’s personal, social and global problems. The author of The Global Brain: The Awakening Earth in a New Century, Russell posits that the evolutionary process naturally draws humans together. “Humans are social creatures that need community, which I find very energizing,” says Russell, who cites the Findhorn Foundation eco-village, in Scotland, as a dynamic experiment in community. “Although residents went through hard times, they recognized the need for honest communication so they could attune to one another in loving ways that would allow

everyone to work through their difficulties. Today, life at Findhorn is guided by the inner voice of spirit, and residents work in co-creation with the intelligence of nature,” he says.

The Collective Wisdom of Community

An uncertain future is emerging, making it necessary for new and more intuitive methods and spiritual practices for developing collective wisdom, human potential and the skills for practicing community. “I’m in the process of finalizing 118 chapters from 90 different authors for a Collaborative Change Library: Transforming Organizations, Revitalizing Communities, Developing Human Potential,” says associate editor Carole Gorelick, who clarifies that spiritual practices are now playing a part in bringing about collaborative change. She notes that several chapters are updated versions of The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems (2007 second edition), which included modalities such as World Café, Open Space Technology, Art of Hosting, Appreciative Inquiry and many others. A living handbook for developing human potential and the skills to practice community, Fred Eppsteiner has been teaching Buddhism for 23 years. A student of Hanh’s since the 1960s, he is the founder of the Florida Community of Mindfulness, in Tampa. Eppsteiner sums up why the next Buddha could be a community: “A better future will be created by people who are living the values they want for the world, not just abstractly using only the intellect. In community, we ask ourselves, ‘Can I be what I want to see in the world? Can I practice these things mindfully in community with love, acceptance, deep listening, compassion and kindness?’ These are values that every Buddha has lived for centuries, and certainly ones we need to evolve from a culture of, ‘It’s all about me’ to a culture of, ‘It’s all about we’.” Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at LindaSechrist.com. December 2019 29


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he heaping platters that cheerfully mark the holidays have an unfortunate downside: Americans increase their waste by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The discarded food and packaging burden landfills with an additional 1 million tons of waste each week. That’s in addition to the 40 percent of food Americans typically waste each year— nearly half of all the food prepared at home or in restaurants. Monica McBride, senior manager of food loss and waste for the World Wildlife Fund, notes that squandered bounty is grown in areas that were converted from natural habitat into farm fields, so it’s also a waste of natural resources. “Once you start cooking, you realize the impact on the planet,” says chef and caterer Steven Laurence, owner of Vegan Commissary, in Philadelphia. “My grandmother was the kind of person who, if there was one pea left over, she put it in a container and someone ate it the next day. That kind of informs my cooking. The way I was trained, you didn’t waste anything. You used everything.” In individual households, small changes can have a big impact, especially during the

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holidays; all it takes is awareness and a plan. Frugal cooks can make room for a holiday waste reduction strategy by taking inventory of the pantry and boxing up a load for the local soup kitchen or food bank. Then, design a menu with the environment in mind, using portion control to avoid food waste and whipping up dishes that can easily be upcycled into new creations that can be used as appetizers in the coming days or tucked in the freezer for future enjoyment. Start with the Guest-imator at SaveTheFood.com, a great way to determine portions for a holiday party, says Cheryl Coleman, director of the EPA Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division in the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery. The Guest-imator and Save the Food, a program of the Natural Resources Defense Council in conjunction with the Ad Council, tells cooks how much to make to keep guests happy and includes recipes for leftovers, such as Crispy Sheet Pan Hash, made with leftover roasted vegetables, and Ugly Vegetable Pasta, made with zucchini, tomatoes and eggplant. Spoilage is another way food finds its way into the garbage can, and that too, can


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n 1999, while kayaking on the Fuy River in Chile, orthopedic surgeon Mary Neal became trapped beneath a waterfall and drowned. She was underwater for 30 minutes before the current pulled her out. During that time, Neal experienced what she believes to be a miraculous event in which she penetrated the veil dividing the physical and spiritual worlds. There, she was told that it was not yet her time, and of the future death of her eldest son, a prediction that was fulfilled 10 years later. The experience gave her a new perspective on the purpose of our Earthly existence and life after death. She has since written two books on the subject: To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels and Life Again; and 7 Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life. Her life-altering experience prompted her to pay more attention to those things that are truly important: faith, family and relationships with other human beings. She lives with her family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where she continues to mend broken bones.

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access to many resources that the common person would not. I spent many months researching scientific and medical literature to try to come up with a logical explanation of what had happened to me. I was forced to conclude that my experience fell outside of the parameters of both science and medicine. I could not find any examples to disprove what happened, especially when the predicted death of my oldest son came to pass.

What was the most profound moment of your experience?

It’s hard to pinpoint the most profound moment of the entire experience, but what impacted me most was the realization that God is real, and He is present to each and every one of us every moment of our daily lives. I realized to the depths of my soul that all God’s promises are true, not just wishful thinking or a vague hope.

How has your NDE made you a better wife, mother and medical professional?

You can’t have an NDE without having your entire life changed. When you realize that there is more to life than what you can see with your physical eyes, it changes your entire perspective on every moment of every day. The things we say and the things we do create a ripple effect that spreads beyond the boundaries of our human sight. Love is ultimately the only thing that matters, to reflect love to the world and other people. I was a


“good person” before my NDE, but I now see differently. I see that each human being is incredibly loved, and that we are all one: We are them, and they are us. Everything else in the world is secondary to God’s love and presence in our lives.

How is your approach to everyday life different than it was prior to your NDE?

I am able to be entirely present in every moment of my life. I can experience deep and abiding joy regardless of my circumstances. I am able to trust that grace covers my past, that there is life after death and a plan for my life. No matter what is happening, even if it is terrible, beauty will come out of it. Most people are trapped in regrets of the past and worry about the future. With complete trust in God, I am able to fully have joy in each and every moment.

Is there a difference between joy and happiness?

Absolutely. Happiness is an emotion based on circumstances. Happiness can accompany joy, but not always. Joy is a state of being, of trusting in God, of believing that his promises are true. Joy comes from freedom—freedom from disruptive emotions like guilt, remorse, unforgiveness. Even in the devastation of my oldest son’s death, I can honestly say that I experienced a deep joy from trusting in God’s love and promises.

Why do you believe heaven is written in our hearts?

As a scientist, I firmly believe that we are created beings with physical bodies and spiritual souls. I believe that our spiritual self remembers heaven and remembers joy. Part of our journey here on Earth is to rediscover our connection with God. As adults, we often feel that we have to choose between science and spiritualism. The truth is that they coexist, answering questions in different ways. Kajsa Nickels is a freelance author who lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Connect at fideleterna45@gmail.com. December 2019 33


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ur bones are the foundation that supports our bodies and the quality of our lives. Unlike the brick and mortar and bedrock of a building, the human skeletal system is living tissue that breaks down and rebuilds; this constant remodeling demands much more than just taking an obligatory calcium supplement. Compromised bone health is most often associated with postmenopausal women, but it can also impact men and younger adults. Genetics, hormonal changes and nutritional deficiencies can all foster bone loss. The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that 44 million Americans have low bone density and 10 million suffer from osteoporosis, facing a high risk of fracture from this debilitating condition. Fortunately, it’s never too early or too late to do right by our bones. “Osteoporosis can be prevented, and I’ve seen many patients reverse osteoporosis,” says Leat Kuzniar, a Nutley, New Jersey, naturopath. “It becomes more difficult after menopause and if the bone density is very low, but

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we can always make some improvements in bone health. We need to assess diet, exercise, gastrointestinal health, hormones, medications, pH and even stress levels.”

Synergy of Vitamins and Minerals Walter Willett, M.D., chairman of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, argues that the daily recommended 1,000-to-1,200 milligrams of calcium is based on inadequate studies, and advises half that amount. Other minerals may play an equally critical role. The body robs calcium from the bones when blood levels of this vital mineral fall too low; but taking a calcium supplement—especially without co-nutrients—can increase fracture risk. “Calcium supplementation is complex; more isn’t better. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption, and vitamin K2 is essential for getting that calcium to your bones and keeping it out of your arteries,” Kuzniar says. Magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and potassium are also allies in calcium metabolism.


Vitamin C, too, is a key player in bone health, promoting collagen synthesis. Nutrient absorption relies on integrity of gut health, so opting for probiotics is a wise choice across the board.

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Bone Up on Superfoods Optimally, the quest for stronger bones begins with a nutrientdense diet. “Plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, protein and some fats create a physiology in the body to support optimal bone health. Avoiding too much sodium and animal protein also helps,” says Mary Jane Detroyer, a New York City-based nutritionist and certified dietitian. She underscores the importance of mineral-packed kale, collards, mustard greens, bok choy and broccoli, but warns against oxalate-laden spinach and chard, which inhibit calcium absorption. “Other calcium-rich foods like tofu, edamame, yogurt, kefir and cheese are also good, as well as milk substitutes fortified with calcium.” Omega-3-rich chia seeds, walnuts and other tree nuts are heavy hitters that boost both calcium absorption and collagen production essential for bone strength. A 2016 Brazilian study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that a diet with excessive sweets and caffeinated beverages negatively impacts bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Soda consumption also amps up the risk of fractures. An analysis of female subjects spanning 30 years published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2014 reveals a 14 percent increased risk for fractures with each daily serving of soda, including diet beverages.

Get Moving High-impact activities like jumping rope and jogging build strong bones in our youth, but as we age, low-impact exercise is easier on the joints. Mayo Clinic recommendations include walking, gardening, dancing, stair-climbing and elliptical training. Resistance also yields significant results. A 2018 Korean study published in the journal EnM reveals that exercise employing free weights, weight machines and elastic bands increases muscle and bone mass in both women and men. American College of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer Susie Hathaway, in Fairfield, Iowa, explains why. “What’s good for muscles is good for bones. When a muscle contracts, it gives a beneficial pull on the adjacent bones, stimulating the bone-building cells to be more active.” Hathaway highlights safety and the importance of bearing weight on the feet. “Gravity is important for bone health. Weightbearing aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, provides a mild stimulus for your bones and helps slow down bone loss.” Kuzniar reminds us that with the right care, our bones can carry us through life. “Once we know what factors are at play in the patient, we can address the underlying causes.” Marlaina Donato is an author and composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

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he holidays may send too many sugar plums and frosted gingerbread figures dancing in the heads of people with dietary restrictions. Anyone that chooses to avoid highly processed flours or sugars, artificial ingredients and loads of butter will typically be presented with all of this and more at social gatherings this time of year. They arrive on visually appealing cookie platters that tempt with their cute shapes, vibrant colors and sparkle. Some, like the gingerbread and reindeer cutouts, will beckon with glazed eyes: “Just one,” they whisper. But one can turn into nine and make someone that may normally avoid sugar or gluten feel bodily regrets. Someone that is vegan or allergic may feel they can’t have treats. Making healthier choices about food is difficult for reasons many don’t understand. “People have relationships with food—involving family, comfort and traditions—and they don’t want to give that up,” says James Brandon, of Tampa, founder of Facebook’s Vegan and Plant-Based Beginner’s Community. Brandon says that holiday treats are tough to resist, but staying true to health goals is most important in the long run. The best defense to avoid frustration at social food events is to bring a dish to share

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that meets your dietary needs, says Megan Gilmore, the author of No Excuses Detox: 100 Recipes to Help You Eat Healthy Every Day and a blogger at Detoxinista.com. “That way, you can introduce something delicious to your friends, family or co-workers and be sure you’ll have something to eat!” A batch of simple, delectable, visually appealing and healthful cookies can be that plate to share, a gift to give or something to keep on hand for guests. Keep the focus on simple, advises Pamela Reed, who blogs at BrooklynFarmGirl.com. There are plenty of recipes that will satisfy the sweet tooth and decorate the holiday buffet (until they’re all eaten, that is). Don’t increase holiday stress by trying a new recipe at the last minute. “Stick with your favorite recipes that you know are going to be a success and are going to leave everyone’s taste buds happy,” she says. Transitioning to a more conscious way of eating isn’t about deprivation or leaving tradition behind. Bring on the new and healthful cookie recipes and name one after your grandma.

Julie Peterson writes from her home in rural Wisconsin. Contact her at JuliePeterson2222@gmail.com.

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Stick with your favorite recipes that you know are going to be a success and are going to leave everyone’s taste buds happy.

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Oh-So-Healthy Holiday Treats

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Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Yields: About 18 cookies 1 cup creamy peanut butter ½ cup coconut sugar ½ cup brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla ⅔ cup oat flour 1 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt ¼ cup almond milk Additional sugar to roll cookies in Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, cream together peanut butter and sugars with a hand mixer. Once combined, add vanilla and continue mixing.

Add flour, baking soda, salt and almond milk into the bowl and mix for a few seconds, until combined. The cookie dough will be a little crumbly. Prepare 2 cookie sheets with silicone baking sheets or spray with nonstick spray. Roll the dough into large balls, and then gently roll in sugar to cover them. Use a fork to gently press down on each cookie a little bit—not too much, or they will crumble. Bake cookies for 12 minutes. Once out of the oven, allow to cool for 15 minutes. This is important, as the cookies will be very soft when they come out of the oven, but they will harden up as they cool. Store in an airtight container or freeze. Recipe courtesy of BrooklynFarmGirl.com.

Natural Awakenings recommends using organic, non-GMO (genetically modified) and non-bromated ingredients whenever possible.

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No-Bake Pecan Snowballs (Grain-Free, Vegan) Yields: 12 balls

Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to two weeks for best texture. Source: Detoxinista.com/no-bake-pecansnowballs-paleo-vegan

Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons and roll the dough between your hands, forming balls. Arrange the balls on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then place them in the freezer to set, about 1 to 2 hours. For a “snowball” look,

Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper and set it aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the chocolate crust ingredients until a moist dough is formed. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the lined loaf pan and place it in the freezer to set. To prepare the filling, you can use the same bowl to stir the peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil and salt. Depending on whether you’re using salted or unsalted peanut butter, consider adding more salt to taste. Store-bought peanut butter cups are quite salty, so I like to add a generous pinch of salt to mimic that flavor. Remove the crust from the freezer and pour the peanut butter filling over the top, using a spatula to spread it out evenly. Return the pan to the freezer to set.

1 cup pecan halves ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1 cup soft Medjool dates, pitted (about 10 dates) 1 Tbsp coconut oil ½ tsp sea salt ½ tsp vanilla extract ½ cup arrowroot or tapioca starch Extra arrowroot for dusting, or coconut sugar Place the pecans and shredded coconut in a large food processor fitted with an “S” blade, and process until the pecans are broken down and crumbly. Add in the rest of the ingredients and process again, until a sticky dough is formed. (It should stick together when pressed between two fingers.)

Chocolate Topping: ¼ cup cocoa powder ¼ cup melted coconut oil 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free) Chocolate Crust: ¾ cup ground almond meal 2 Tbsp cocoa powder 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil Pinch of sea salt Peanut Butter Filling: ½ cup creamy natural peanut butter

Rinse the mixing bowl and use it again to make the final layer. Combine the cocoa powder, melted coconut oil and maple syrup, whisking well to break up any clumps. Once the mixture has become a smooth chocolate sauce, pour it over the peanut butter layer, and return the pan to the freezer to set until firm, about an hour or two. Once the bars are firm, grab the edges of parchment paper to easily lift the solid bar from the pan, and use a sharp knife to slice the bars into your desired size. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to a month. (The bars become very firm if frozen for too long, so I prefer serving them from the fridge after the initial firming-up time.) Source: Detoxinista.com/no-bake-peanutbutter-cup-bars-vegan

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Note: If you’d prefer to roll the balls in coconut sugar or shredded coconut, roll them in one of those options before freezing, so the coating will stick better.

3 Tbsp pure maple syrup 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil Pinch of sea salt

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roll the balls in additional arrowroot or tapioca starch—just a light coating will do—since the starch will not enhance the flavor. It’s just for looks!


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The Generous Heart How Giving Transforms Us

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ne of the ways we come into balance and connection with each other and with life is by giving from the heart. When we give to others, whether it’s an act of kindness, generosity or compassion, it helps us live from the heart instead of the ego. Living from the ego is painful and exhausting. It’s like feeding a hungry monster that’s never satisfied. Ego craves, pursues and clings to status, approval, material wealth and control. It views the world through the eyes of fear—constantly evaluating, judging and acting in ways that are self-centered, defensive and protective. Like with Scrooge, ego closes our heart and makes us small, fearful and contracted. By contrast, generosity requires that we open our hearts to the world and each other. We allow ourselves to be vulnerable. In doing this, we open ourselves fully to life, love and relationships. We let go of striving and pursuing things. When we stop striving, we begin to see, value and respond to what’s happening in the present moment in ways that are healthy and healing. Our priority shifts from acquiring things to appreciating what we have and being open to sharing with others. Generosity is a quality of kindness, of living from a place of abundance. We see the world through a clear lens that isn’t clouded by fear, wanting or clinging. When we inter-

act with others, our connection is genuine. We see people instead of judgments or labels. Being generous arises from the heart, not the wallet. We don’t need to have material wealth in order to be generous. The only requirement is a willingness to open our hearts, to see life as it is and to interact with others from a place of compassion and love. Some examples of generous acts are: n Doing a household chore without being asked. n Setting aside what we’re doing and listening to someone in need of emotional support. n Telling loved ones what we appreciate about them. n Listening to children and trying to see the world through their eyes before offering advice.

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n Smiling at a stranger. n When asking, “How are you?” looking into the person’s eyes and taking time to truly listen with an attitude of curiosity and compassion. Generosity awakens goodness in the heart, and this helps us open to life, love and relationships. Cindy Ricardo is a Coral Springs, Florida-based psychotherapist who blogs at ACaringCounselor.com.

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Many people have found that a regular breathing practice has helped them increase energy and decrease anxiety. ~Rachael Walter

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ur first breath is instinctual and belly-deep, but as we grow into life, everyday stress and trauma can bring us into the shallows. Mindful breathing can help guide our breath back to its original, healthy rhythm. Both the brain and organs benefit from increased oxygen, and the vagus nerve that connects the two—prompted by changes in the body’s pH levels—releases acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for lowering heart rate. Breathwork can improve vagal tone, a major component in a wide range of conditions like depression, pain syndromes, sleep disturbances, anxiety disorders and chronic inflammation. A 2016 study by the Medical University of South Carolina published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows a lower number of proteins associated with inflammation in the saliva of participants that employed breathing exercises. A study that appeared in the journal Psychophysiology in 2015 found that 20 minutes of mindful breathing at bedtime fostered a good night’s rest for people with insomnia.

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Breathing Breaks

From traditional rebirthing techniques using circular breathing to Middendorf Breath Work for somatic awareness, there are many styles of conscious breathing. The gentler approaches best suit everyday needs and taking a breathing break can actually provide more refreshment than one featuring coffee. “Many people have found that a regular breathing practice has helped them increase energy and decrease anxiety. It is a powerful tool to reset the nervous system when we’re overwhelmed and stressed,” says Somatic Breath Therapy (SBT) practitioner Rachael Walter, owner of Breathe-Here-Now, in Keene, New Hampshire. Like many forms of breathwork, SBT bridges the chasm between mind and body. “Conscious breathing can also help people access and understand their emotions,” notes Walter. Pranayama, an ancient technique of yoga that focuses on breath control and employs alternate nostril breathing, can be performed while lying down, seated or on the yoga mat. Kundalini yoga teacher Melissa

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Crowder, owner of 4 States Yoga, in Joplin, Missouri, advises students to start out slowly, three to six minutes a day, and then work up to a longer practice. “Alternate nostril breathing is a great practice for everyone. As little as six minutes of yogic breathing, as needed, can make a profound difference in decreasing pain and stress,” she says.

Belly Benefits The American Lung Association recommends a variety of exercises, including diaphragmatic (belly) breathing, for conditions like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Engaging the diaphragm is key in breathing to fullest capacity. Walter explains, “An open, healthy breath is one in which we use the diaphragm to initiate the breath, followed by the belly expanding and the breath moving into the chest.” Most of us unconsciously fall into shallow and sometimes self-conscious breathing patterns at an early age. “During my training, I read that by age 6, we pick up on cues telling us to tuck in our tummies. This simple, bad habit begins a cascade of physiological responses. Upper chest breathing can create anxiety symptoms and poor digestion,” explains Colleen Breeckner, owner of Colleen Lila Yoga, in New York City. “Diaphragmatic breathing causes the diaphragm to become flat and wide, and in

turn, presses upon the stomach and helps to churn the gastric juices. For this reason, it can aid earlier stages of digestion.” When used in conjunction with other modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, diaphragmatic breathing might be beneficial for irritable bowel syndrome.

Breathing Into Feelings The depth and quality of the breath can help us to become aware of emotional states that include “holding patterns”. “Conscious breathing is a doorway into deep meditation, which can help alleviate anger and insecurities. It can also be helpful in dropping addictions,” says Crowder. “Linking pranayama with physical movement [asanas] helps to release tension and emotions that can be held in the body’s soft tissues.” Breeckner agrees, “Developing this awareness can help us to move unpleasant and stuck emotions through the body.” Well-being can be just a breath away, says Walter. “When we open up our breath, we open ourselves to a fuller experience of being human. It has the capacity to bring us into the present moment to access our joy and our life’s purpose.” Marlaina Donato is an author and a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

Noteworthy Breathwork Styles Clarity Breathwork: Developed from the groundwork of Leonard Orr, with a focus on accessing the subconscious mind for selfawareness Holotropic Breathwork: Developed by psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, M.D., and his wife Christina and employs deep, rapid breathing to initiate an altered state of consciousness; training in the Grof method is required Integral Breath Therapy: Gentle technique for an altered state of consciousness that works with the body’s natural healing capacity Middendorf Breath Work: Named after German-born Ilse Middendorf, a gentle technique that does not include forcing the breath to promote healing

Rebirthing Breathwork: Pioneering and wellknown form of breathwork that was also developed by Orr with a focus on releasing unconscious energy blocks imprinted during the birth process Shamanic Breathwork: Uses specific breathing methods, chakras or energy centers, music and movement to overcome emotional blocks for deep-level healing Transformational Breath: Developed by Dr. Judith Kravitz using uninterrupted breathing, Kundalini yoga and other elements of physical and energetic healing; recommended by Dr. Christine Northrup and Dr. Deepak Chopra

Go-to Breathing Exercises From Rachael Walter: The Three-Breath Sigh Place one hand on your lower belly and the other on your chest. Breathing in through your nose, let your breath start in the belly and move up to the chest. Then exhale through your mouth while making an audible sighing sound. Repeat two more times. The Four-Eight Relaxing Breath Place one hand on your lower belly and the other on your chest. Using a belly breath, inhale to the count of four and exhale to the count of eight, making your exhale twice as long as your inhale to facilitate relaxation. Feel free to play with how fast or slow you count to find a comfortable breathing pace. Repeat for six to 10 times as needed. Breath Walk This is an excellent exercise to do while at work, school or a public place to give your nervous system a break, even when the world is crazy-busy around you. Walk at a slightly slower pace than normal and breathe in for one step; breathe out for the next step, counting three or four for each breath/step. Continue as you walk, being mindful of your breath, counting and surroundings.

For further inquiry, Melissa Crowder recommends these Kundalini yoga breaths: Shabad Kriya for promoting deep restful sleep Sitali Pranayama for lowering a fever or cooling off a hot temper Breath of Fire for improved brain circulation, stimulating digestion and weight control Right nostril breathing for afternoon slumps Left nostril breathing to quiet mind chatter at bedtime December 2019 41


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Refresh Holiday Traditions Making the Old New and Green

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by Ronica A. O’Hara

elebrating classic holiday traditions the same way we always have—and maybe the way our parents and grandparents did—is part of the rich family heritage we pass on to our children. These family rituals are binding, grounding, memorable and much more, says Saul Levine, M.D., professor emeritus in psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. A survey of 50 years of family research published in the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Family Psychology found that family holiday rituals, as well as everyday routines like family dinners and bedtime stories, build stronger family relationships, enhance children’s health and academic achievement, help teenagers’ sense of personal identity and even boost marital satisfaction. It’s also natural and perhaps inevitable that these traditions undergo changes over the years. “If people from only five or six generations ago could see our modern Christmas, they’d barely recognize it,” says Brian Earl, host of the popular Christmas Past podcast that chronicles holiday traditions. “New trends and customs become traditions in time; every generation has its opportunity to add new chapters to the

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narrative and continue the story.” For Elizabeth Newcamp, Christmas festivities took an eco-turn for her military family of five when they were living for a few years in the Netherlands, where “Sinterklaas” traditionally delivers gifts in reusable burlap bags. “In an effort to reduce wrapping paper, we now use the sacks on Christmas,” says Newcamp, who blogs about family travel at DutchDutchGoose.com. She and her husband Jeff also ask for and give experiences as gifts whenever possible; their 7-year-old son asked if he could organize a little library for their Navarre, Florida, neighborhood. Anyone that wants to send gifts to their sons is asked to find them used. “I don’t think we’ve lessened any of the fun of the holidays, but hopefully we are eliminating some of the waste,” she says. For many years, Ginny Underwood’s family in Bluffton, South Carolina, would dress up and go to a restaurant on Christmas Eve, exchange gifts and then return home to watch a movie or play board games. Last year, they tried something new: staying home, putting on pajamas, eating cottage pie and playing handmade “Minute to Win It” games that Underwood, a professional organizer who blogs

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New trends and customs become traditions in time; every generation has its opportunity to add new chapters to the narrative and continue the story. ~Brian Earl at VirginiasEasyLivingSolutions.com, created. “We had a blast; we didn’t stop laughing all night,” she says. “We saved hundreds of dollars and we had a lovely time.” Lighting red, green and black candles while focusing on principles like unity, self-determination or purpose are key in the seven-day Kwanzaa celebrations; but, “Instead of just lighting the candle amongst friends and family and discussing, I want my family to spend that day exemplifying the principle,” says Vanessa Davis, executive director of the nonprofit African Village International, in Jacksonville, Florida. Now her children meditate, journal and practice mindfulness to learn about self-determination; volunteer or pick up trash outdoors to learn about collective work and responsibilities; and buy something at a locally-owned store and discuss future finances for cooperative economics. “I was inspired to change because Kwanzaa isn’t really a religious holiday, but it is a darn good way to reflect on the past year and goal-set for the future,” she says. “Giving children more hands-on experiences for Hanukkah and taking the emphasis off of ‘What am I going to get?’ makes the holiday more meaningful for the kids,” concurs Pamela Morris, early childhood education director at the East Valley Jewish Community Center, in Chandler, Arizona. Each Hanukkah evening, her family of five lights a menorah and says traditional prayers while also volunteering to wrap food packages at a local Feed My Starving Children event, crafting personal menorahs at a pottery studio, going to see Phoenix ZooLights and gathering to make the traditional potato latkes or jelly donuts. “Each night is a focus on family time and welcoming friends to join us,” she says. By observing and evolving traditions, family bonds can strengthen through time, relates Earl: “By participating in holiday rituals, children are learning about who they are. And by passing them down, parents reaffirm what’s important to them and keep the connection to the past intact.”  Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based natural-health writer. Connect at OHaraRonica@gmail.com.

Updating Favorite Traditions n Instead of buying a Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush in a store lot, get one in a pot that can be replanted later. n Take a family holiday photo, either serious or wacky, and recreate it every year with members in the same poses and expressions. n Invite someone to a holiday dinner that’s not part of the family, such as an international student or newcomer in town. n Cook up a batch of healthy, vegan cookies with the kids and organize a neighborhood cookie swap. n Have a $10 or $20 gift exchange challenge in which everyone competes to come up with the most useful, creative or eco-clever use of the money. n String together popcorn and cranberries to make a tree garland or door decoration, and later drape it on outdoor trees to feed birds and wildlife. n Give kids $10 to donate to a carefully selected charity of their choice. n Take a favorite holiday story, parable or song and have the kids (and adults) act it out with costumes and all.

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he pet aisles are so full of squeaking, plush and colorful toys it can make a dog or cat parent’s head spin like a Frisbee. Add blinking lights, flavors, promises of higher intelligence or cleaner teeth; then toss in concerns about sustainably sourced materials, potentially toxic ingredients and varying degrees of quality. The choices are complex. It would be nice to look for that gold seal of approval from the Pet Toy Regulatory Agency. But don’t bother: There is no such thing. It’s all up to the consumer to figure it out.

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Concern regarding toxicants in children’s toys and the realization that they posed a risk of chemical exposure led to regulatory protections. “Similar safeguards do not exist for pets, even though they exhibit similar chewing and mouthing behaviors,” says Philip N. Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of terrestrial ecotoxicology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. “Owner education is key to limiting unintentional chemical exposure.” According to a 2013 study co-authored by Smith and published in the journal

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Chemosphere, common endocrine-disrupting chemical toxins in plastics can enter a dog’s body through saliva. Concentrations of leachable chemicals can increase in older, degraded toys, according to the National Institutes of Health. For anyone that has ever had a pet destroy a toy faster than it takes to calculate the cost per second, durable construction may be the highest concern. After all, if the toy is vigorously ripped to shreds, pieces may be swallowed. The most immediate issue becomes intestinal blockage. This is a common problem for cats and dogs with a propensity to eat garbage, plants and holiday decorations. But when we spend good money on actual toys, we would like to think that it won’t lead to surgery. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee. Poorly constructed toys have required many pet owners to watch for the parts to pass through the animal or, worse yet, make a trip to the vet. Even if a toy seems sturdy, it’s best to observe the animal with the toy. Charlotte Easterling, a graphic designer in Madison, Wisconsin, learned this from her cat, Hazel, who choked on a common cat toy. “She was playing with a glitter ball and then started meowing kind of

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frantically, scrambling around and pawing at her face. I jumped up and pulled the ball out of her mouth,” recalls Easterling. Hazel only gets big glitter balls these days.

Connecticut. King notes it’s expected that as Gen Z pet owners begin to assert themselves in the marketplace, we will see more products based on sustainability and transparency.

A New Generation Spurs Change

Shopping for Safety

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey provides insight into the demographics, buying habits and other traits of dog, cat, bird, small animal, reptile, fish and horse owners. The 20192020 survey shows that about 85 million U.S. homes, or 67 percent, include a pet. This leads to a lot of money flowing into the pet toy and care community. Annually, dog owners spend about $124 and cat owners spend about $89 on treats and toys. The survey also indicates that Millennials are the largest pet-owning demographic. “The pet care community is doing a great job of meeting the demands of a new generation by offering a range of products made from sustainable, recycled and upcycled materials,” says Steve King, CEO of APPA, in Stamford,

Experts offer some guidelines for ways consumers can choose harmless toys: 4 Be suspicious of toys manufactured overseas or cheap ones made in the U.S. 4 Contact the manufacturer and ask if toys contain phthalates, BPA, arsenic, bromine, chemical dyes, chromium or formaldehyde. 4 Look for toys made with ingredients from nature (hemp, leather or wool). 4 Find a pet supply store that has natural, safe and sustainably sourced products. 4 Inspect toys periodically for loose parts and watch the pet with new toys. 4 If a pet plays with a toy and then acts oddly, contact the vet.

JANUARY

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Plus: Age-Defying Habits

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Serving each person in body, mind and spirit to reach their highest light “Dr. Stager’s practice in West Palm Beach consists of integrating the best of Eastern and Western medicine, especially using gentle hands-on body work, body/mind energy work and acupuncture. Dr. Stager treats a wide variety of patients from all over the world, of all ages, ranging from newborn to elderly; from common general health to neuromusculoskeletal problems.”

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inger (Zingiber officinale) is certainly one of my favorite herbs, with all its many uses as a spice and a medicine. Ginger is a perennial which grows about 2-4 feet high, native to southern Asia, with Jamaica now being the world’s major producer, exporting more than two million pounds annually. The knotted and branched rhizome, called the root, is the part of the plant used to make spices and medicine. A number of biochemical compounds have been extracted by steam distillation from ginger, including: volatile oils, gingerols, shogaols, niacin, and vitamin A. Ginger is commonly used as a spice in cooking, drinks (ginger ale, tea), candies (I keep ginger candies at home and in my office always to relieve stomach upset), perfumes, and soaps. Ancient Chinese records from the 4th century BC describe ginger’s use for: • Nausea • Diarrhea • Joint pains • Toothaches Ginger has numerous medicinal uses and research to back them up. • Antiemetic: relieves nausea and vomiting, stimulates the flow of saliva, bile, and gastric secretions; suppresses gastric contractions; increases the tone of intestinal muscles, and increases peristalsis. Excellent for motion sickness and pregnancy-induced nausea. • Anti-Inflammatory: it inhibits cyclooxygenase and

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5-lipoxygenase (which is what prescription anti-inflammatories do). Ginger is used for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and myalgias (muscle pains).

liquid extracts, and teas. Dosage averages 1-2 grams of powder (or its equivalent) per day. Remember: overdosage has been reported in amounts over 6 grams per day.

• Anti-Migraine: used for migraine headaches because of its antiinflammatory properties.

Here is a great recipe for warm ginger milk. Enjoy!

• Anti-Lipid: reduces lipids (fats and cholesterol) and atherosclerosis.

2 cups of milk

• Antimicrobial: kills or inhibits bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

Warm Ginger Milk

1/8 tsp. of cardamom

2 tbsp. of honey (you may use some other sweetener or sugar to taste)

• Thermogenic: warms the body (yang). Adverse affects: may cause minor gastrointestinal complaints, may cause gastric ulcers in doses larger than 6 grams of dried powder per day, may cause dermatitis, should not be used in people with gallstones, should not be used with people with bleeding tendencies, and may cause central nervous system depression and cardiac arrhythmias in overdoses. In America, the law-suit capital of the world, ginger is contraindicated in pregnancy by the American Herbal Products Association, though no clinical evidence has ever been found that it affects mother or fetus. Drug interactions: ginger should not be used with: anticoagulants, antiplatelet drugs, heparins, or thrombolytic drugs. Dosage: ginger powder is probably the most common form used, though it comes in capsules, chewable tablets,

2 cloves

Put it all in a pot and simmer carefully for about 5-10 minutes (you may add tea leaves, such as Darjeeling, to taste, as well). Serve it warm! William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAMA, FAAO, FACOFP AOBNMM Board Certified: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. AOBFP Board Certified: Family Medicine. Medical Acupuncture. Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, NSUCOM. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, LECOM Medical Director, Flagler Institute for Rehabilitation, Inc. 311 Golf Road, Suite 1100, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Tel. 561-832-1894, Fax 561-832-1590.

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Liturgical event are FREE and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken.

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5pm: CHORAL EVENSONG FOR ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY The Choir of St. Paul’s

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2:30pm:

CELLO & CALLOWAY? SUITE!

Jason Calloway plays Bach Suites for solo ’cello

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 3pm: ADVENT LESSONS & CAROLS The Choir of St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 188 S. Swinton Avenue * Delray Beach, FL 33444

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www.music.stpaulsdelray.org Contact: Dr. Paul Cienniwa

drpaul@stpaulsdelray.org

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 1 Start your new year off with a nature hike!

CYPRESS CREEK NATURAL AREA 10035 Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Meet at the Cypress Crk Nat Area Lot entrance, north side of Indiantown Rd just west of Jupiter Farms Rd. Join us for Bea's annual NY day hike. Varying routes 2 to 12 miles. 7:45am contact: Bea Rogers 561-644-0777 Public/Moderate Twelve Days of Christmas Sale!! Sunday - Thurs-

day, Dec. 1st -12th - For all your shopping needs you won’t want to miss our much anticipated Twelve Days Of Christmas Sale with up to 75% off a different featured item in the store each day. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler

- 2-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

MONDAY DECEMBER 2 MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING Florida Trail

Association. Held at the Okeeheelee Park Nature Center 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL. Social: 7:00 p.m. Program and speaker start at 7:30 p.m. Topic to be announced. Contact: Roy Moore, 561-422-2189. Public is invited. MEDITATION MONDAYS at Agape Healing

Arts Every Monday from 12:00 - 1:00pm. We will meditate with the Hawaiian prayer called Ho’oponopono. This Ancient Hawaiian Practice of Forgiveness can surely help restore harmony within and with others. $18/single class or $60/ series of 4 ~ RSVP REQUIRED Register Online https://www.agapehealingarts.com/classes or call 561-762-4273 Frequencies of Light Private Healing Session

w/Eduardo Chianca. The healing sessions are approximately one hour. Eduardo dialogues with participants regarding current or repetitive emotional, spiritual and physical challenges, then provides a crystal reading of the chakras to affirm the blockages or identifies possible unknown areas needing attention and healing. Eduardo then practices the technique of -4 PM Cost $125. 48

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practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating + preventing many health problems.

Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4

Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

TUESDAY DECEMBER 3 Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, Tuesdays - 6-7pm,

Foundation Form practice. No experience required. ADVANCED TAI CHI CHUAN, 6-7:40pm, authentic Yang's family form with martial art applications and push-hands training. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and improving fitness, wellness and happiness. Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Lineage, Int'l best-selling author, wellness-happiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. www.happytaichi.org/class. Call or text 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. Psychic Readings w/Omi Velez – 3-6PM Cost 15

min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a

profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:308:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 12/2. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) TAI CHI for EVERYONE at Agape Healing

Arts Every Wednesday from 12-1 pm $18/ single class or $60/series of 4 Register On-line https://www.agapehealingarts.com/classes or call 561-762-4273. RSVP REQUIRED, call office 561-762-4273 or go online and register. Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body

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Freedom From Stress 7- 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

- Experience the ancient Raja Yoga Meditation. This wisdom from the ages enables the soul to maintain happiness and peace no matter what the challenge. FREE. Delray Beach. 561-305-9382 www.brahmakumaris.org NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing

w/Randy Miller Balancing technical precision with free-form expression, NIA® brings the mind, body and emotions into optimal health through movement, music and the freedom to express yourself. Randy will teach all about the benefits and perks of this growing technique and how to perform it. Come get your body moving, feel the music in your soul and dance! No Experience Needed. Randy Miller is a certified 1st degree black belt instructor of NIA® and has been teaching in Los Angeles for years! 10:30-11:30AM Drop-ins $20, 4 Classes Pack $65, 5 Classes Pack $75 To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cin-

tron – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

THURSDAY DECEMBER 5 Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, Thursdays -

10:00-11:00am, Foundation Form practice. No experience required. ADVANCED TAI CHI CHUAN, 10:00-11:45am, authentic Yang's family form with martial art applications and pushhands training. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and improving fitness, wellness and happiness. Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Int'l best-selling author, wellness-happiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. www.happytaichi.org/class. Call or text


Hotworks.org presents 13th Bi-Annual

Boca Raton Fine Art Show January 25 & 26, 2020

Downtown Boca Raton

www.hotworks.org Facebook.com/HotWorksArtShows Instagram @HotWorksArtShows Reza Pishgahi, Sculpture

Professionally Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show Voted in the top 100 Art Shows in the Nation At Sanborn Square Park, Downtown Boca Raton Sat, Jan 25 & Sun, Jan 26 ~ 10am-5pm Daily ~ Free Admission ~ $5 Optional Donation Supports Students! Call for Entries ~ Budding Artist Competition – Grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 ~ more info www.hotworks.org

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561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler

– 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Bio-Intrinsic Energy Healing Lecture and

Demonstration w/Edd Edwards. Here’s your chance to experience what it’s like to work with a remarkable energy healer! Learn how many medical institutions, physicians and research facilities are working with and studying Edd to understand why he is so effective in rapidly relieving pain and initiating “unexplainable” healings. Experience first-hand how Edd acts as a catalyst to activate the healing mechanisms in your body to remove pain & initiate healing. If you’re hurting and can’t find relief, come experience this new form of energy medicine. 7:00-8:30PM Cost $10 Love Offering . RSVP Requested. Space Limited. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) CLEMATIS BY NIGHT - Free Weekly Con-

cert Series December 5: Bay Kings (Top 40) www.baykingsband.com The best way to spread holiday cheer is singing

loudly for all to hear! The Bay Kings will sing plenty of holiday music and Top 40 hits for the crowd as they watch Sandi light up for the first time this season. The Bay Kings are sure to bring delight to the audience with their energetic and fun performance. 6-9 p.m. FREE West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 During Clematis by Night, “Where the Party Begins,” guests will enjoy live music, food and drink specials and the hottest local social scene, creating an unmatched seaside happy hour setting. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch. HOLIDAY IN PARADISE 2019 *** Clematis

by Night Holiday Tree Lighting *** Festivities start at 6 p.m. Save the date for the City of West Palm Beach’s annual holiday tree lighting! After nearly a month-long preparation, “Sandi,” the world’s only 700-ton sand tree will be ready to make her debut. The 35-foot star of the City’s annual Holiday in Paradise campaign will bring merriment and cheer through December 31, including nightly light shows and a cast of sup50

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porting characters. Santa will be in attendance to visit with guests and take photos. In addition to the main band, guests can also enjoy strolling a capella singers throughout the event singing holiday songs. Surf’s up for Sandi, as with every year, Sandi’s story will unfold a little bit more this season. Events website/social media/contact info: www.wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB and on Twitter/Instagram @westpalmbch or call 561-822-1515.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6 BOOK SIGNING - Friday Dec 6 at 7 pm. Jeff Lindsay will speak and sign Just Watch Me $26.00. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore *New location*104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com FEATURED EVENT: Dec. 6th - 8th – A Transformational Breath® Weekend - Reclaim Your SuperPowersTM w/Jamar The Reclaim Your Superpowers™ program allows us to experience hidden and dynamic parts of the mystical self by utilizing the energy of the Universal Life-Force created through the unique breathing techniques used in Transformational Breath. jDiscover how and why we can use the breath to create more Spiritual awareness and open your unique gift. What Superpowers would you once again utilize and exercise? Learn how to create magic in your adult life! Fri 6-9PM, Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 9AM12PM Cost $375 or $299 by 11/22 To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Friday & Saturday, Dec. 6th & 7th - Private En-

ergy Healing Sessions w/Edd Edwards. Here’s your chance to experience what it’s like to work with a remarkable energy healer! Experience first-hand how Edd acts as a catalyst to activate the healing mechanisms in your body to remove pain & initiate healing. If you’re hurting and can’t find relief, come experience this new form of energy medicine. Almost Sold Out! 10-5PM. $45.00 per 15mins To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Psychic Intuitive, Clairvoyant w/Countess Nadia

Starella - 2-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561630-2280. (PBG)

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 ACUPUNCTURE HAPPY HOUR at Agape Heal-

ing Arts, Most Fridays from 12 - 1pm, $50 (50% discount) RSVP REQUIRED Register On-line https://www.agapehealingarts.com/classes or call 561-762-4273 call office 561-762-4273. We provide acupuncture treatments in a warm and welcoming community setting at a happy hour price! Acupuncture Happy Hour is a wonderfully affordable way to incorporate acupuncture into your weekly routine. This special treatment features the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association's (NADA) five point protocol, which can help with detoxification symptoms, cravings, insomnia, stress, and anxiety. JOHN PRINCE PARK WALK. Meet hikers and

move at your own pace around the loop for one hour. Starts at 7:30am. John Prince Park 2520 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, FL. Enter at west entrance off Congress. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/all levels. Birding by Car at STA-1E Wetlands - 7:30am-

12pm Join Audubon Everglades for guided birding day trip to wetlands that attract wading birds, ducks, raptors, and other wildlife. Drive and observe from perimeter roads with little walking. 1991 Flying Cow Rd, Wellington, FL 33414 Free and open to the public. Advanced registration required at www.audboneverglades.org FREE Saturday Tai Chi@Sanborn: Saturdays

- 10:30am-11:30am, Happy Tai Chi poses and moves. No experience required. On-going class, proven to improve fitness, wellness and happiness. Presented by Yu School and lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Int'l best-selling author, wellness/happiness activist and mentor. Sanborn Square, Boca Raton. www.yuschool.com/class; www.myboca. us/Calendar.aspx. Text or Call 561-320-1120 for details. Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, 11:15am-12:15pm,

Foundation Form practice. No experience required. ADVANCED TAI CHI CHUAN, 11:15am-12:45pm, authentic Yang's family form with martial art applications and push-hands training. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and improving fitness, wellness and happiness. Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Int'l best-selling author, wellness-happiness activist and mentor.


Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. www.happytaichi.org/class. Text or Call 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve Friends Annual Luncheon Plant Sale & Arts &

Crafts - 11:00 a.m. At Ellie's 50's Diner, 2410 N. Federal Hwy, Delray Beach (park & enter at the back of the building) Guest speaker: Eliot Kleinberg, Historian, Author and Columnist for the Palm Beach Post. All are invited to join the Friends for our annual luncheon at Ellie's 50's Diner - a great, fun place for our flock to gather for a socializing meet and greet with cash bar and sumptuous buffet, including carving stations. There'll also be an exciting raffle going on, with lots of donated items and gift certificates from Hands Art & Office Supply, Bedner's Farm Fresh Market, Indian Trails Native Nursery, Nature's Corner Cafe, Kilwin's ice cream and chocolate, the Sierra Club, Audubon Society, and many more. Meet and greet starts at 11:00 a.m., with lunch served at 12:00 noon. Lunch is $40 for Friends members, Refuge staff and participating artists; $45 for all others. All proceeds go to the Friends, which benefit the Refuge. Payment by cash or check also accepted at the door.* Have any items you'd like to donate? Contact Ron Seifer at 561-374-5122 or ronseifer23@yahoo.com.

BOOK SIGNING - at 1 pm. Alyssa Maxwell

and Nancy J. Cohen will speak and sign The Murder at Crossways $26.00 and The Bad Hair Day Cookbook $15.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore *New location*104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler

- 2-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Write your Story, Heal your Soul w/Deborah

Paiva Do you have a story you’d like to tell, or a book you’d like to write? Do you have a deep desire to share it with others or would you simply like to write it down for yourself, or perhaps leave it as a legacy for your loved ones? Whatever your reason, writing can be very cathartic and illuminating. This is a hands-on workshop where published author Deborah Paiva will take you through some powerful exercises to uncover your motivation, get your juices flowing, and actually get some words on the page. Stop thinking about it and actually begin! What are you waiting for?

3-5PM Cost $40 or $35 by 12/7 To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Morning session - Introduction to SoulCollage®

10am-12pm This hands-on introduction is where you can start learning the fun, intuitive, insightful process of SoulCollage®. Make your own deck of 5"X8" collaged cards with deep personal meaning that becomes your own Oracle Deck to help with life's questions and transitions. No previous art experience required! Lake Worth location. 904-377-3500 www.JuicyCreatives. com/schedule Afternoon session - SoulCollage® + Expressive

Arts -- Honoring your family & friends with SoulCollage® Bring images of your family, ancestors, friends, and create a SoulCollage card or mini shrine to honor the role they have played in making you who you are. The shrine you make can be given as a gift to a loved one and a photograph of your shrine can be turned into SoulCollage card for your oracle deck! Lake Worth location. 904-377-3500 www.JuicyCreatives.com/schedule

WEST PALM BEACH GREENMARKET Every

Saturday; 9 a.m. - 1p.m. FREE | (GreenMarket will take place weekly on Saturdays beginning October 5, 2019 through April 18, 2020, with the exception of March 28, due to the Palm Beach International Boat Show) 9 a.m.- 1p.m. FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 It’s Thyme to celebrate! The opening of this historic GreenMarket season coincides with the 125thanniversary of the City of West Palm Beach. “It’s Thyme to Celebrate” has been selected as the theme for the 2019-2020 season. those wishing to ride their bikes downtown can utilize the complimentary bicycle valet located in the City Hall courtyard. The valet, sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority, will be open during GreenMarket hours.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 HIKE IN JONATHAN DICKINSON STATE

PARK. Walk between 7 and 12 miles in JDSP at a good pace. Meet at front gate 8am Bring lots of water. Jonathan Dickinson State Park 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. Contact: Mary Miller, 561-213-2189. Public/strenuous. December 2019 51


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The International College of Integrative Medicine presents

Toxicity”

March 4-7, 2020 Dallas, TX Omni Dallas hotel

https://iaomt.org/ about-iaomt-meetings/ upcoming-meeting/ for more details Wendy Chappell wendy@icimed.com

On going Organic TROPICAL Gardening

Classes/different Topics,

every SUNDAY 3:30-5pm at Java Juice Bar-Lake Worth, and every SATURDAY 3:30-5pm at Lantana Holy Guardian Angels Church Love offering $25 at the door or $20 prepaid.

For more INFO and RSVP, PLEASE CONTACT farmertone16@gmail.com Visit us at: www.tropical-urban-farmer.com

I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens Palm Beach Edition

TUESDAY DECEMBER 10 TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH® 1.5 hour Workshop with Dr. Bella Lauren with Agape

Every Monday from 12 - 1pm. We will meditate with the Hawaiian prayer called Ho’oponopono. This Ancient Hawaiian Practice of Forgiveness can surely help restore harmony within and with others. $18/single class or $60/series of 4 ~ RSVP REQUIRED. REGISTER: On-line https://www.agapehealingarts.com/classes or call 561-762-4273.

Healing Arts from 7:30pm - 9:00pm at Breathe Salt & Yoga, Jupiter, FL. INVESTMENT: Early bird $30 when preregistered two weeks in advanced or $40 after. Register https://www. breathesaltyoga.com/yoga-events-jupiter-fl or call (561)-972-6514. This 1.5 hour workshop includes Heart opening Breath work and sound healing. It was designed to alleviate anxiety and stress, release blocked emotions, and promote deep meditation. By utilizing your own beautiful breath and life force you are capable of entering into your heart as a portal to miracle consciousness. You will achieve a loving altered states of consciousness. It is time to claim back the power of your inner knowing, intuition and clarity.

DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH - DAILY

FREE Laura Norman Reflexology Training

MONDAY DECEMBER 9

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10am Join Audubon Everglades for guided bird walk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. Meet at the top of the boardwalk. Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible. 13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484 Free and open to the public. Info at www.auduboneverglades.org

MEDITATION MONDAY at Agape Healing Arts,

EVENTS/THINGS TO DO Returning activities this year include “Glow FORE it Mini Golf,” “SnowieVille,” and Sandi’s dressing room. Get ready to “Hang Ten” with surf related selfie spots throughout the Great Lawn; gingerbread and snowman cutouts for adults and children of all ages to pose with; and an oversize ornament, where multiple guests can sit inside and snap a shot. Events website/social media/contact info: www.wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB and on Twitter/Instagram @westpalmbch 561-822-1515. Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM

Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy

- Anterior Applications for Self and Clients December 9-12, 9 am - 6 pm at Agape Healing Arts, 385 Tequesta Dr., Suite 4, Tequesta. Register at https://arvigotherapy.com/event-type/ anterior-applications/ or call Arvigo Institute at 603-588-2571. This 4-day workshop combines the principles and theory of Arvigo® Self-Care application and addresses the anterior protocol for use on clients. In addition to anatomy and physiology of the abdomen, self-care, herbal and nutritional support will be reviewed. Open to licensed health care practitioners. Successful completion of this workshop is a pre-requisite to moving on to Beyond the Basics Posterior Applications Workshop. www.agapehealingarts. com/ $1110 USD fee includes class fee, manual, facilities fee, and beverages.

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Webinar - Tuesday, December 10th - 8:00pm9:00pm. Talk with Laura Norman about: How to Add to Your Services • Start a New Career • Earn $75-$150 an Hour • FREE Registration online at www.lauranorman.com. Learn about Laura Norman’s unique, holistic Method of Reflexology, including powerful nurturing relaxation and Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques you can learn through individualized, guided, hands-on instruction! Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare, or expand your current practice! See our ad in this issue for our complete class schedules starting January 19th. Location: The comfort of your home. Register online now at www.lauranorman.com. Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a

profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:308:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 12/9. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) FREE Laura Norman Reflexology Training

Webinar - Tuesday, December 10th - 8:00pm9:00pm. Talk with Laura Norman about: How to Add to Your Services • Start a New Career • Earn $75-$150 an Hour • FREE Registration online at www.lauranorman.com. Learn about Laura Norman’s unique, holistic Method of Reflexology, including powerful nurturing relaxation and Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology


techniques you can learn through individualized, guided, hands-on instruction! Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare, or expand your current practice! See our ad in this issue for our complete class schedules starting January 19th. Location: The comfort of your home. Register online now at www.lauranorman.com. - Psychic Readings w/Omi Velez – 3-6PM Cost 15

min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11 Bird Walk at Loxahatchee National Wildlife

Refuge - 7:30am-11:30am Join Audubon Everglades for guided bird walk through the refuge. Meet at Marsh Trail parking lot. Family Friendly. Handicap Accessible. 10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437 Walk is free and open to the public. Refuge entry fee required. Info at www.auduboneverglades.org TAI CHI for EVERYONE at Agape Healing Arts

Every Wednesday from 12-1 pm. $18/single class or $60/series of 4 RSVP REQUIRED Register On-line https://www.agapehealingarts.com/ classes or call 561-762-4273. Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating + preventing many health problems. Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cin-

tron – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing

w/Randy Miller Balancing technical precision with free-form expression, NIA® brings the mind, body and emotions into optimal health through movement, music and the freedom to express yourself. Randy will teach all about the benefits and perks of this growing technique and how to perform it. After the moves have been taught and demonstrated, the class will be interactive with everyone performing the routine together. Come get your body moving, feel the music in your soul and dance! No Experience Needed. Randy Miller is a certified 1st degree black belt instructor of NIA® and has been teaching in Los Angeles for years! 10:30-11:30AM Drop-ins $20, 4 Classes Pack $65, 5 Classes Pack

$75 To register or for more information: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 CLEMATIS BY NIGHT - OPENER: 5:30-6:20

p.m. St. Ann’s Catholic School 4th grade choir, middle school choir and middle school band The 4th annual performance by incredibly talented local students preforming holiday songs. West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Clematis by Night is West Palm’s favorite Thursday night tradition for more than 20 years. During Clematis by Night, “Where the Party Begins,” guests will enjoy live music, food and drink specials and the hottest local social scene, creating an unmatched seaside happy hour setting. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch. HEADLINER: Valerie Tyson (R&B/ Top 40/Variety) West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @ westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch. Thursday, Dec. 12th – Shamanic Energy Healing

w/Donna Kuebler – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Meeting Your Spirit Guides and Angels w/Maya

Malay MA. Whether we call it heaven or the unseen realms, there are beings who exist that can help guide us, protect us and touch our lives, even though we live in a different realm. In this afternoon‘s program, learn how to identify your spirit guides and the signs they send to you. Discover how to communicate and open psychically, in order to encounter and receive guidance and assistance from your spiritual guides and angels, Divine beings in the higher dimensions. 6-8PM Cost $40 or $35 by 12/11 To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 The Loxahatchee Chapter Trail Association will

be hosting the annual Southeast Regional Gathering/Conference. 12/13-12/15 All 6 Southeast chapters will be active in the event. Enjoy tent camping or bunk houses at the Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation 8501 SE Boy Scout Rd · Tequesta, FL. Meals will be available. Many activities and

programs are planned such as Florida storyteller Judge Bailey; land managers symposium; and waznew auction to name a few. Visit loxfltrail.org for the registration form and complete program/ activity schedule. The public is invited. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. BOOK SIGNING - 7 pm. Andrew Gross will

speak and sign The Fifth Column $28.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore *New location*104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com DuPuis Management Area - 8:30am-11pm Join

Audubon Everglades for a guided bird walk. Family Friendly. Little to no walking. 23500 SW Kanner Hwy, Canal Point, FL 33438 Free and open to the public. Advanced registration required at www.auduboneverglades.org Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen

Collins – 2-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Intro to Transformational Breath® w/Jamar

Discover how breath is the key to personal transformation and having a loving relationship with yourself. This is an extremely powerful modality that brings amazing changes in the area of your life where you need it most. Come watch and experience the art of Breath Analysis and the benefits of a full, deep, connected breath. See how one's breathing pattern is a reflection of how one shows up in life - or doesn't - and how to shift that. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns, clear the subconscious and connect more fully with one's Higher Self. Begin to heal yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally. 6:30-9PM Cost $50 or $45 by 12/12. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) SCREEN ON THE GREEN PAJAMA PARTY -

DOUBLE FEATURE Holiday movies: Grinch (2018) (PG), and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG) Free family fun starts at 6:00 p.m. | Great Lawn on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (N. Clematis St., just west of Flagler Drive) Dress up in matching holiday themed jammies with your family and friends for the Pajama Party! Between the movies, guests will have a chance to win prizes for their Pajama Party outfits. Santa will be present during this event to visit with guests and take photos. Additionally, there will be a face painter to finish off festive looks! December 2019 53


Outdoor movie watching has never been more inviting than on the West Palm Beach Waterfront on our brand-new giant LED screen. Monthly, on the second Friday of the month, the City of West Palm Beach turns the Great Lawn into an open-air theater – movie and included views of the stars and sea are both FREE. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and snuggle up for featured films – including newly released hits and throwback favorites. After hours, please call 561-822-2222 for information

SATURDAY DECEMBER 14 Sound of Soul Event - HU is the Sound behind

all sounds, woven into the language of life. Join us as we sing HU together at 11 am, at the West Palm Beach ECKANKAR Center, 1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. For directions and more info call

(561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup.com/ ecankarinpalmbeach. Learn more about HU at https://eckankarblog.org/sound-of-soul/ Moonlight Guided Canoe Tour from 7- 9 pm

Meet at the Lee Road Boat Ramp to enjoy a guided moonlight canoe tour through a portion of the Refuge interior. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants and bring a flashlight and bug spray. Canoe rental from Loxahatchee Canoeing is $35; you may not bring your own. (One canoe seats 2 to 3 people. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call LOXAHATCHEE CANOEING at 561-733-0192. Programs subject to change, for more info on any of the activities and programs, please call the Visitor Center at (561) 734-8303. Events are listed on the Friends website at www.loxahatcheefriends.com/events/events.shtml

ACUPUNCTURE HAPPY HOUR at Agape Heal-

ing Arts, Most Fridays from 12-1pm $50 (50% discount) RSVP REQUIRED REGISTER: Online https://www.agapehealingarts.com/classes or call 561-762-4273. We provide acupuncture treatments in a warm and welcoming community setting at a happy hour price! Acupuncture Happy Hour is a wonderfully affordable way to incorporate acupuncture into your weekly routine. This special treatment features the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association's (NADA) five point protocol, which can help with detoxification symptoms, cravings, insomnia, stress, and anxiety. Bird Walk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands - 8am-

10am Join Audubon Everglades for guided bird walk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. Meet at the top of the boardwalk. Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible. 13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484 Free and open to the public. Info at www.auduboneverglades.org NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing

Celebrate the Season!

Although the turkey has yet to be carved, we want to let you know about our annual holiday concert so that you can save the date on your busy calendar! The Orchid City Brass with our new conductor, Dr. Courtney Jones, invite you to join us for a joyous holiday concert, Brass for the Holidays on December 15 at 4:00pm in the newly renovated First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach. We know that the sounds of brass instruments are the best way to ring in the season, so join us for favorites such as Carol of the Bells, Sleigh Ride, Silent Night, and Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire (and many more). There will be only one performance of this Christmas classic, so get your tickets now at our The Orchid City Brass tickets page! www.orchidcitybrass.ticketspice.com/brass-for-the-hollidays Happy Holidays!

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w/Randy Miller Balancing technical precision with free-form expression, NIA® brings the mind, body and emotions into optimal health through movement, music and the freedom to express yourself. Randy Miller is a certified 1st degree black belt instructor of NIA® and has been teaching in Los Angeles for years! 10:30-11:30AM Drop-ins $20, 4 Classes Pack $65, 5 Classes Pack $75 To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Chakra Meditations for Healing the Body w/

Maya Malay, MA. The Chakra system is one of the primary ways life force (the will to live), energy and aliveness come into the body. In this workshop, you'll learn how to promote the bodies natural healing ability at the very source of healing. 1-3PM Cost $40 or $35 by 12/13 To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Psychic Intuitive Medium w/Cinthya Blanchard

1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Psychic Game Day w/Omi Spirit Come and

enjoy a fun and carefree night of honing in on your psychic abilities and practicing with a professional intuitive. Omi will have you playing games, while digging deep to wake up the understanding of your gifts. Learn to decipher


the difference between your thoughts and spirits’ thoughts. Come and get in touch with your magical inner child! 3:30-5:30PM Cost $30 or $25 by 12/13 To register or for more information: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15 Life’s Spiritual Wake-Up Calls - The ECK Light

and Sound Service is a time for people of all religious backgrounds to come and share the love for God. It will be held at 11 am in the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center, 1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. The service includes singing the HU, guest speakers, small discussion groups, creative arts and fellowship. Find us on www.meetup. com/ecankarinpalmbeach for directions and more info, or call (561) 434-2003. For info about ECKANKAR—The Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org or find us on Facebook. BOOK CLUB - 3 pm. The Sunday Sleuths

will discuss The Night Visitors by Carol Goodman $15.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore *New location*104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com Birding by Car at STA-2 Wetlands - 8am-12am

Join Audubon Everglades for guided birding day trip to wetlands that attract wading birds, ducks, raptors, and other wildlife. Drive and observe from perimeter roads with little walking. Mile marker 50.5, US-27, Southwest Palm Beach County, FL. Advanced registration required at www.audboneverglades.org Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 4 - 7 p.m. FREE |

Palm Stage | Great Lawn on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (N. Clematis St., just west of Flagler Drive) The 7th annual Sunday on the Waterfront Aloha Islanders show is the ultimate show of “Holiday in Paradise.” Where else in the world can visitors go to see a holiday-inspired Polynesian revue? Aloha Islanders will take the audiences on a journey through Polynesia with pulsating drums, beautiful hula dancers and exciting Samoan fire knife dancers. The action-packed, highly interactive, non-stop show features dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets and sit back, relax and enjoy this journey through Polynesia.

min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

MONDAY DECEMBER 16 Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM

Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

TUESDAY DECEMBER 17 BOOK CLUB - 6:30 pm. The Tuesday Murder

Club will discuss Alias: Mitzi and Mack by Victoria Landis $15.95. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore *New location*104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com What Is True Happiness? Free Spiritual Café at

11 am, at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Café, 2635 State Road 7, Wellington, FL 33414. Share informal conversation about dreams and other spiritual tools. Unlock keys to understanding and meeting challenges we face in life. Presented by the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center. For directions and more info call our local ECKANKAR Center (561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup.com/ecankarinpalmbeach and on Facebook at ECKANKAR Palm Beach County. For info about ECKANKAR—Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org. Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a

profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits

and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:308:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 12/16. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Psychic Readings w/Omi Velez – 3-6PM Cost 15

min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 18 NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing

w/Randy Miller Balancing technical precision with free-form expression, NIA® brings the mind, body and emotions into optimal health through movement, music and the freedom to express yourself. No Experience Needed. Randy Miller is a certified 1st degree black belt instructor of NIA® and has been teaching in Los Angeles for years! 10:30-11:30AM Drop-ins $20, 4 Classes Pack $65, 5 Classes Pack $75 To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler

– 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

THURSDAY DECEMBER 19 Quarterly Round Table Discussion – “How to

Face Life’s Challenges with a Golden Heart” at the PBC ECKANKAR Center,1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. A lively discussion about spiritual principles and personal experiences. Held 7– 8 pm with light refreshments. For info call (561) 301-0119.

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CLEMATIS BY NIGHT The Chris Thomas Band

(BigBand/Jazz/Soul) www.thechristhomasband. com/ The Chris Thomas Band is a 19-piece ensemble, who will perform holiday music and a few vintage classics. The band’s members are all professionally trained musicians from colleges and universities around the U.S., as well as the Army and Navy bands. Band lead Chris Thomas is an exciting and interactive entertainer, fashioned in the way of the great performers of years gone by. West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @ westpalmbch. Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler

– 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Bird Trip to T.M. Goodwin / Broadmoor Unit

in Fellsmere, FL - Join Audubon Everglades for an all-day guided birding trip to wetland restoration project in the upper St. Johns River Basin. Advanced registration required at www.audboneverglades.org

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen

Collins – 2-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Friday, Dec. 20th - Home For The Holidays

Speaking To Heaven Mediumship Event w/ Joseph LoBrutto. Join Joseph for a night of loving messages from our Loved ones in Heaven. Noted by his own peers as being one of the best evidentiary mediums in the country, Joseph is on a fast track to becoming one of America’s most loved Mediums. Witness Joseph’s outstanding demonstration of his Evidential Mediumship style as often seen on TV! Recognized as a loving bridge to the departed he brings comfort and joy as he randomly reads for the audience members delivering heartfelt messages that will make your evening an unforgettable experience. 7:30-9PM Cost $60 or $45 by 12/19 To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) 56

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 21 RIVERBEND PARK WALK, Trail Association 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Fl. Bruce

Brown’s nature walk is in the Jupiter area for this August adventure. Meet at the main parking lot and Visitor Center. Arrive before start at 7:30 a.m. Contact: Bruce, 772-333-1837. Public/Leisure. Special Winter Solstice Moon Circle Creativ-

ity Group 7-9pm Discover a quick-fire creative process using paint and collage to energize your goals, dreams and visions. No art experience necessary to create your New Moon Wishes from your own imagination and intuition that can help guide you throughout the rest of the month. This group meets monthly, also on Nov. 26th and Dec. 21st (solstice). Lake Worth location. 904-377-3500 www.JuicyCreatives.com/schedule Psychic Fair: Join us for a Very Special Psychic

Fair! The Most Amazing Lineup of South Florida’s Premier Psychics: Omi Spirit [Clairvoyant & Psychic Intuitive], Mary Ellen Collins [Crystal & Tarot], Aileen Olsson [Psychic Intuitive & Channeler], Cinthya Blanchard and Donna Kuebler 12-5PM 1 session=15 min. Cost $30; 2 sessions $55; 3 sessions $75; 4 sessions $90. www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Tequesta Drum Circle Winter Solstice — $10.

7-11:45pm. Celebrate the Winter Solstice with drumming, dancing, glow poi and giant bonfire. Named in honor of those who came before. We gather on the Solstice and Equinox to honor the Earth. Park Gate closes at 10pm. No Alcohol, Drugs or Pets! This is a “MOOP-free event”. MoonPath Circle, Inc 501(c)(3), Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304, Jeff, 954-547-6502. SANDI'S PANCAKE BREAKFAST DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH Sandi’s Pancake

Breakfast | 9 – 11am at the Lake Pavilion, 101 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401| $5 per person charge. Limited seating, first come-first serve | Reservation information TBA “By the Banyan” historical walking tour | Temporary relocation: meet at the Greenmarket Arch in the middle of the Great Lawn adjacent to Flagler Drive. The 90-minute guided tour starts at 10 a.m. and is led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez. The tour will highlight the evolution of downtown West Palm Beach buildings and landmarks. December’s tour begins at the Greenmarket Arch in the middle of the Great Lawn adjacent to Flagler Drive and ends at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County

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History Museum, at 300 N. Dixie Hwy. Tickets are $10 per person. Tours are rain or shine on the third Saturday of the month. Call 561.832.4164 ext.2 for more info or reservations.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 22 MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS EVERGLADES HABITAT, 3491 Flying Cow Ranch

Road Wellington, FL 33414. WALK with Paul and FTA members in this wildlife preserve. Arrive before 8AM Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-963-9906. Public/Leisure. Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler

- 2-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

MONDAY DECEMBER 23 Holiday Breathe Transformational Breath® w/ Jamar Join us for a profound and deeply mov-

ing process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 12/22. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Monday, Dec. 23rd - Psychic Readings w/De-

nise Powell – 4-7:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

SATURDAY DECEMBER 28 HIKE Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Join Amy at 8 am on this 8 to 10 mile hike in JD. Please bring at least 2 liters to drink and a snack. Meet at the front parking lot - we may drive to another location to start the hike. Contact Amy Saperstein - 561-289-5551. Public/Strenuous. Clear & Create in 2020 A Transformational

Breath® Event w/Jamar. Who doesn’t want more love, success, and money in 2020? Come clear those vibrational blocks that would stand in the way of your natural graceful manifesting. If you don’t choose what’s important to you in the upcoming year, life & circumstances will choose for you! 9-5PM Cost $145 or $125 by 12/27To register or for more information: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)


Clear & Create in 2020 A Transformational Breath® Event w/Jamar Who

doesn’t want more love, success, and money in 2020? Come clear those vibrational blocks that would stand in the way of your natural graceful manifesting. The vibration of two facilitated Transformational Breath Sessions will catapult you forward. If you don’t choose what’s important to you in the upcoming year, life & circumstances will choose for you! 9-5PM Cost $145 or $125 by 12/27 To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cintron – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

SUNDAY DECEMBER 29 HYPOLUXO SCRUB NATURAL AREA Enjoy a morning stroll through

south county's Hypoluxo Scrub, 150 Hypoluxo Road, Hypoluxo. 7:30am Contact: Alan Collins 561-586-0486. Public/Leisure.

MONDAY DECEMBER 30 New Year’s Breathe Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a

profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 12/29. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

TUESDAY DECEMBER 31 LAST CALL FOR SANDI AND SONGS - Tuesday, December 31,

2019 All day – midnight | FREE | Great Lawn on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (N. Clematis St., just west of Flagler Drive) Be sure to get in one more nightly serenade from Sandi and her supporting cast of characters before you have to say so long until next year. In the famous words of Frosty the Snowman, “Don’t you cry, They’ll be back again someday!” All events are produced by the City of West Palm Beach Events and are subject to change or cancellation. For questions after hours, please call 561-822-2222. For questions during normal business hours, please call 561-822-1515., please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch.

classifieds DEADLINE: 10th of the PRECEDING MONTH. Prepay at $6.00 per word for 3 months. Email your Classified Ad and Credit Card information to: classifiededitor@ napalmbeach.com. Three month minimum. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Wellness Cooperative in Palm Beach County seeking health and fitness individuals to share space. 516-236 8374. HELP WANTED Holistic practitioner , LMT, ESTI, LAc Quiet and serene Shared space/ room for rent 10X11 suite has own lock, shared bathroom, lobby and common area. PBG area rent 558/mo and security deposit required. 561-632-4019 Hiring LMT’s & Animal Bodyworkers In Palm Beach County. Call 845-297-8703. Licensed Hair Stylist and Manicurist-dreaming of working in a green, vegan, organic, health-driven, fragrance-free salon? Healthy Life Salon is hiring! 561-891-7527 PROFESSIONAL SPACE FOR RENT Massage Studio room for rent for $500- $650 monthly. It is very spacious and ready to move in. Its a great location so come and check it out. It could be used for either an Esthetician, Acupuncturist, Chiropractor, and/ or Massage Therapist. Please call if interested at (561)577-4556. Spacious room for rent in tranquil massage studio in NE Delray Beach. Need not be a MT, but similar field. 561-843-7991 Looking for someone to share office space (Mondays and Wednesdays) in office building in good location in West Palm Beach; $320 a month. Would suit LMHC/Therapist or similar. Call 561333-3372 for more details. Rev. Pearl Rauberts 561-333-3372 www.rauberts.com Ideal location in NE Boca Raton. Spacious, established massage room with electric table available to share with massage therapist or similar field. Call 561-629-3999 for more details. SERVICES Contact Mesmerized Cleaning Service for ECO-friendly house cleaning. Because you deserve a healthy home! Licensed & Insured. Call or text 561-460-8336. SPACE AVAILABLE Looking for someone with Integrative Modalities to share office space in our beautiful boutique vitamin store in Boca Raton. To learn more call Bonnie 561-392-8448. SPA LAVAGE Spa Lavage, Erin Schloyer CT, LMT, 5458 Town Center Rd, Suite 26, Boca Raton, FL 33486. 561-235-5139 • erin@spalavage. com, spalavage.com. Colon Hydrotherapy, License: MA78533, MM34363 December 2019 57


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COLON HYDROTHERAPY

Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our community. Deadline: 15th of the PRECEDING MONTH (e.g. Nov. 15th for Dec. Edition) Visit www.napalmbeach.com for pricing information

ACUPUNCTURE

ACUPUNCTURE

DR. BELLA LAUREN AP, DOM

Holistic Physician, Herbalist & Midwife specializing in Women’s Health and Womb Wellness Www.WombWellness.shop Www.BellaBirthing.com Www.YoniDivine.com

GARDENS WHOLISTIC HEALTHCENTER

Dr. Bill Rice, DC, LAc, DCBCN Palm Beach Gardens 561-439-6644 • Healthy-Answers.com Experience Feeling Great! Dr. Rice – a wholistic physician serving patients since 1977 using Acupuncture, Kinesiology, Gentle Chiropractic care and Nutritional Counseling. We L i s t e n • We C a r e We Get Results.

Dr. Keith Cini AP, DOM Acupuncture Physician Dr. Bella Lauren AP, DOM, LM, LMBT Acupuncture Physician, Herbalist & Midwife Certified Arvigo Teacher AGAPE HEALING ARTS is a Boutique Clinic and Wellness Center. We offer Concierge Integrative & Holistic Services that includes Oriental Medicine, Acupunture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Body work such as Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Mayan Abdominal Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Chi Nei Tsang, Holistic OB/GYN and Pediatric Care, Vibrational and Sound healing. Our studio offers classes and workshops such as Transformational Breath Meditation, Tai chi, Chi gong and special events. When combines together all of these therapies and offerings aid your body and its own unique healing process.

ASIAN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Lisa K Perdue, AP Over 15 Years Experience 2298 NW Boca Raton Blvd #16 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561.393.6513

• Acupuncture • Kiiko Style Japanese Acupuncture • Laser Therapy • Medical Qigong Treatments • K Laser Certified Provider

Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles. ~Edwin Louis Cole

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ERIN SCHLOYER, CT, LMT SPA LAVAGE

5458 Town Center Rd, Suite 26 Boca Raton, FL 33486 Spalavage.com • erin@spalavage.com 561.617.0607 Spa Lavage is Boca’s premier colon hydrotherapy spa. Research studies suggest that a healthy colon promotes happiness. The atmosphere of Spa Lavage is one of tranquility and cleanliness. It features Grace, an open system, Class II medical device. Grace is similar in design to the Libbe and Angel of Water. The device features a thin, sterile, single-use nozzle and has a flow controller that can adjust the stream of water to provide a gentle and relaxing experience. Lic. MM34363, MA78533

JOHN V. TERRUSA, L.C.T. L.M.T. ABSOLUTE WELLNESS SPA

Greg Bartosiewicz, AP 2305, MM19098 6650 W. Indiantown Rd. Suite 230 Jupiter, FL 33458 561-254-7572 www.absolutewellnessspa.com Mon-Sat hours by appt * Acupuncture * MagnaPuncture™ * Massage * NAET * Massage/Acupuncture Fusion * Bio-Electric DDS Massage * Micro-Needling with PRP option * Microdermabrasion * Complete Range of Peels, Facials

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE THE HEALING CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 16244 S. Military Trail Suite 120 Delray Beach FL 33484 phone:561-498-1414 www.drelishaomd.com doctoresther@att.net

Dr. Esther Elisha, AP is a Hadassah Medical School graduate MD practicing alternative medicine. *Acupuncture *Homeopathy *Holistic Therapy *Tailored Wellness Programs *Pain Management *General Health Enhancement We accept all major insurance companies. Call to see if your’s covers acupuncture!

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Colon Care-since 1985 Tequesta / 561-745-9170 Lic #MA0006248 / Lic # MM27361

90% of all sickness starts in the colon. Detoxification center specializing in gentle, caring combination of colonics, massage, and energy work for mind, body and spirit. Disposable speculums & filtered systems. Only registered hydroenterologist in FL-1 of 26 members of American Hydroenterology Association. Ionized Footbath.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY EILEEN YOCHEVED HANDE, BS, MA, LMT (SINCE 1993) The Massage Room at Back in Balance 7035 Beracasa Way, Ste 104 Boca Raton, FL 33433 www.bodymassageandbeyond.com 561-715-6185

Alternative Pain Management and Advanced Massage Therapies *Upledger Certified CranioSacral Therapy *Deep Tissue Massage *Reiki Master, Reflexology *Electro-Therapy Point Stim Certified (ETPS). I have developed innovative approaches to Pain Relief through the integration of these Heaing Therapies for the treatment of: Car Accident Injuries, Headaches, TMJ, Stress, Sciatica, Neck and Back pain, Plantar Fasciitis, post surgical stiffness. Even Doctors have become my patients!! MA 14975; MM 10999


CREATIVE COUNSELING DIVORCE SPECIALIST Sheva Ganz 954-449-5335 ARecreativeLife.com

Counseling for divorced individuals who want to use this transition to do lifechanging inner work and learn how to stop repeating negative behavioral patterns.

DAY RETREATS THERMAE RETREAT DELRAY

Delray 205 NE 5th Terrace Delray Beach, Florida 33444 561-332-5883 www.thermaeretreat.com Thermae Retreat Delray ~ An Organic, Wellness Retreat offering Finnish and Infrared Saunas, Organic Skincare, Sa cred Body Work, Custom Massage, Holistic Healing, Meditation. Sauna Memberships available.

DENTAL HEALTH THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR DENTAL EXCELLENCE Yolanda Cintron, DMD 2021 East Commercial Blvd., Suite 208 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-938-4599 • GoNaturalDentistry.com

All phases of dentistry for optimum health, holistic, biocompatible dentistry. • Sedation dentistry • Removing of toxic metals • Replacing them with bio-compatible materials • Laser dentistry for painless surgeries & extractions • Zirconia/ceramic implants • Natural bone augmentation / Plasma Rich Growth Factor • Oral DNA Testing • Add gums to receding gums

DOULA SOUL INSPIRED WELLNESS, HOLISTIC BIRTH CARE

Brooke Sternberg BD, APD, CLC, RMT 561-403-2486 SoulInspiredWellness.co Offering a holistic approach to childbirth with continuous labor support and ayurvedic postpartum care to cultivate a deep connection between your mind, body, and baby.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE HOLISTIC PSYCHIATRIST MADELEINE M CASTELLANOS, MD

Functional Medicine / Holistic Psychiatrist 4800 N Fed Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33431 917.454.8444 * thebodymindmd.com Western medicine would have you believe that medications will “cure” what ails you. I believe that the truth to your health starts with giving your body what it really needs to create health. Let me help you explore what imbalances are creating your symptoms, which toxins are causing dysfunctions in your system, and how to correct these to reverse and prevent “dis”ease. Fatigue, sleep issues, memory problems & dementia, mood changes, hormones, and disease prevention.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE MERNA MATILSKY, M.D.

Board Certified Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and Family Medicine 2900 N. Military Trail, Suite 245 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-994-2007 • www.bocamed.com www.facebook.com/bocaimaginewellness * Functional and Integrative Medicine * Age Management Medicine * Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy * Healthy Lifestyle Management * Weight Loss Programs Call 561/994-2007 to attend a free seminar on the Solution to Imbalanced Hormones.

HOLISTIC HAIR SALON GLISTEN ORGANIC SALON

14545 S. Military Trail Delray Beach, Fl 33484 Phenix Salon Suites Suite 102 Nw Corner Atlantic Ave/ Military 561-767-0371 • glistensalon.com glistenorganic@gmail.com “ Where nature and beauty meet” A hidden jewel in the heart of Central Delray. Come and relax in the serene, private environment while receiving the finest in organic and conventional services and products. Let years of experience and professionalism guide you to Delrays First and Best Organic Salon. Celebrating 12 years.

JULI EDWARDS

Master Holistic Hairstylist and Feng Shui Consultant, and owner of: Healthy Life Salon & Organic Wine Bar 561-891-7527 • www.HLSalon.com 203 S. E. 1st Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33432 Hair color specialist using pure leaping bunny certified Henna and ammonia free hair color, precision cuts, vegan gloss, organic facials, mani, pedi Small quaint two station salon & day spa with personalized service, organic wine, and organic herbal teas!

HOLISTIC HAIR SALON IBANA VILLASENOR

HAIR HOLISTIC Master holistic hair stylist 141 NW 20th St. Ste. B7, Boca Raton, FL www.HairHolistic.com HairHolistic@gmail.com • 561-372-5354 Hair services & products with a truly holistic approach! Ecofriendly lasting hair dyes: chemical free Henna + botanical colors, digital scalp-hair: analysis, detox & jet rejuvenation: holistic-vegan services for scalp hair loss, dandruff, rosacea, psoriasis. Formaldehyde-free keratine. Complimentary consultation. Visit our new location!

HOLISTIC VETERINARIAN HEALING HEART

HEALING HEART Nancy A. Keller, DVM, CVH, CVA, CVC 222 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33435 561-740-1313 FAX 561-740-0819 Integration of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Medicine. Holistic Veterinary Care for our animal friends. By appointment only.

HYPNOSIS QUANTUM HEALING DISCOVERIES Jill Avery 561-305-3236 Info@QuantumHealingDiscoveries.com

As the subconscious mind controls 95% of our lives, affirmations may not be enough. Reprogram your subconscious, so you can discover who you truly are. Quantum Healing Hypnosis and Regression Practitioner • Kundalini Yoga Instructor • High Vibration Nutritional Educator

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE DEBORAH A. DEMARTA, MD, FACS, FAARFM Institute of Colorectal Health & Wellness 218 SW Atlanta Ave Stuart, 772-539-9556 InstituteHealthWellness.com

Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine. Colorectal Surgery and Functional GI, hormone replacement, food allergy and nutritional testing, IV vitamin therapy, heavy metals testing, medical aesthetics, THERMIva vaginal rejuvenation, ThermiSmooth skin tightening, HALO skin resurfacing, BBL BroadBand Light skin therapy, laser hair removal, botox and fillers, skin care, weight loss.

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INTERNAL MEDICINE AND HOLISTIC PREVENTION DELIA WEISS MD & WELLNESS Internal Medicine Primary Care and Holistic Prevention 3416 S. Federal Hwy. in Vado Therapy Bldg. Delray Beach, 33483 561-243–8783 DeliaWeissMD.com

Acute and chronic illness treated; Nutrition; Weight; Supplement consults; Metabolism; Thyroid; Digestion; Fatigue, energy; Healthy aging; Blood vessel health; Avoid stroke, heart disease, cancer. Wellness screening. Experienced 20+ years, expert care, excellent results. We listen to you and focus on your concerns. We treat the whole person, scientific approach. Insurances, Medicare, Direct pay. By appointment, afternoon, evening, Saturday. Home Visits: Medicare and direct pay. So that you may Remain Independent at Home. Call or message: Tel. (561) 243 – 8783 Online DeliaWeissMD@gmail.com.

INTUITIVE HEALER/HYPNOIST

LAURA NORMAN INSPIRED LIFE COACHING AND HOLISTIC REFLEXOLOGY Delray Beach • New York City • The Berkshires 561-272-1220 • 212-532-4404 • 413-854-2615 www.lauranorman.com Laura created Inspired Life Coaching to empower you to: • Release old patterns that no longer serve you • Own your power • Get clear about your goals and priorities regarding relationships, career, prosperity, health and nutrition • Re-discover your greatness • Allow, embrace and manifest the life you desire Experience a unique blend of tools for your mind, body and spirit, including: • Guided imagery and visualization • The power of conscious language • Breath work with Aromatherapy • Law of Attraction • Love, Forgiveness and Gratitude • Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology Claim your right to live an extraordinary life!

JANE GRAY FORD 561-827-3319 • janegrayford.com ENERGY ENERGY ENERGY The secret to healing starts in the energy field of the body. Pain and disease frequently begin in the auric/energy field and over time block the energy to the physical body. This may go on for years creating pain and eventually disease. When this energy is restored the body begins to heal itself. Jane Gray Ford for over 20 years has served the community by releasing the causes of disease whether it be karmic, genetic or derived from experiences in this lifetime. Hypnosis

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LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE & THERAPY BEVERLY DOWDLE, LMT, LLCC

FL Lic#MA6733 Advanced Lymphatic Therapy™ The Therapeutic Alternative 301 Camino Gardens Blvd.,Ste.102 Boca Raton ~ 561-392-3340 www.TheTherapeuticAlternative.com Beverly is a Certified Lymphatic Specialist with over 27 years experience. See and feel the results; glowing skin, reduced swelling/

puffiness, improved immune function and better digestion. Decreases post-workout and post-surgical recovery time.

and intuitive understanding of energy aid in returning the body to its balanced state.

MEDITATION SCIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY www.lovetomeditate.org English (561) 715-3996 ~ Dave Espanol (954) 646-1715 ~ Nestor

If you want more than just stress relief and relaxation, meditation on the Inner Light could be what you have been searching for. Join us for weekly meetings focused on spirituality and meditation. No charge, no donations.

MICHELLE CERAMI LM CPM 561.501.0985 East Coast Midwifery www.eastcoastmidwifery.com

ity to birth.

Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife providing holistic traditional midwifery services including home birth, birthing center, water birth, doula support, placenta services, peristeam hydrotherapy, birth tub rentals. We trust in women’s abil-

ORTHO-BIONOMY® YINI PEREL, LMT

FL Lic# MA24690 Ortho-Bionomy The Therapeutic Alternative 301 Camino Gardens Blvd., Ste.102 Boca Raton ~ 561-392-3340 www.TheTherapeuticAlternative.com Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle form of bodywork that reduces tension and discomfort. It works without being uncomfortable in the process. It is excellent for anyone seeking relief from pain, improved range of motion, increased flexibility, and improved postural alignment. Yini is a Licensed Massage Therapist and is certified as a Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy by the Society of Ortho-Bionomy, International®. Ortho-Bionomy® is a registered trademark of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International, Inc. ® and is used with permission.

REFLEXOLOGY LAURA NORMAN HOLISTIC REFLEXOLOGY Delray Beach • New York City • The Berkshires 561-272-1220 • 212-532-4404 • 413-854-2615 www.lauranorman.com Visit world-renowned expert Laura Norman and her experienced associates and enjoy private sessions in Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life CoachingSto re-duce your stress, increase your energy, improve your health and love your life! Read Laura’s best-selling book, FEET FIRST: A Guide to Foot Reflexology and practice with one of our Instructional Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology DVDs with Laura’s Reflexology maps, her new Laura Norman Foot • Hand • Face Aromatherapy line and Laura’s other unique wellness products. Call or visit us online to register for one of our: • Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life Coaching Sessions • Free Introduction to Laura Norman Reflexology Training Webinar • Holistic Reflexology Certification Training Programs • Foot • Hand • Face Therapy Products Claim your right to live an extraordinary life!

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REIKI DEENA ELMORE

LMT, Reiki Master/Teacher Integrated Therapies 561-271-2651 / www.deenaelmore.com Lic #MA45730 Personalized intuitive sessions integrating massage, Reiki, cranio sacral work, Chakra Rebooting, Angel Therapy & channeling, Lifeline technique, and Bach Flower remedies. These therapies assist to awaken each individuals’ own inner wisdom and healing abilities! Deeply relaxing and transforming! Over 25 years of teaching experience, Reiki Master since 1999. Ongoing Reiki classes, now offering Reiki Level 1 for 7 hours of CEU’s for Massage therapists. (NCBTMB certified) Reiki Healing/Sharing circles monthly. Visit website for details.

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR SARAHSPIRITUAL®

4047 Okeechobee Blvd, Suite 129 Tree of Life Plaza West Palm Beach FL 33409 561-682-0955 SarahSpiritual.com SarahSpiritual: spiritual advisor, radio personality, transformational coach, energy healer, musical messenger. Sarah is available for inperson, phone and Skype readings at her Expedito Enlightenment Center in West Palm Beach. SarahSpiritual empowers and transforms through Spirit-channeled classes and training programs. Sarah is a Featured Performer and Keynote Speaker. SarahSpiritual is the host of "Spiritually Speaking with Sarah®" and has been live on-air since 2009. Listen on WWNN 1470 AM and 95.3 FM in South Florida and nationally on iHeart Radio Wednesdays 5 – 8 PM Eastern. Watch SarahSpiritual on Facebook Live and YouTube.

SPIRITUAL BOOKSTORE THE CRYSTAL GARDEN 2610 North Federal Highway Boynton Beach, FL 561-369-2836 www.thecrystalgarden.com

A unique gift store, book store and spiritual center with more than 50 events a month. Check the calendar and website for listings.

SPIRITUAL CENTER AND ORGANIC TEA LOUNGE MY FLORA AURA

Daily Classes,Unique Gift shop & Free Organic tea Tasting 26 SE 4th street, East Boca Raton, FL Jolie DeMarco / 561-901-5808 JolieMyFloraAura@aol.com www.MyFloraAura.com

SPROUTS GOT SPROUTS?

8420 Resource Road Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 www.GotSprouts.com E-mail Info@GotSprouts.com 561-689-9464 Purveyors of Quality Wheatgrass, Sprouts, Juicers, Seed and Supplies. We supply Juice bars, Restaurants, Green Markets, Grocery Stores and The General Public with Healthy Sprouts! We Ship and Deliver.

TANTRA / SACRED SEXUALITY LOURDES STARSHOWER www.tantrahealerflorida.com lourdestantra@gmail.com 561-843-1261

Sacred Sexuality Coach, Clairvoyant Energy Healer, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Relationship Counselor, Tantra Practitioner Certification Provider. I specialize is healing and awakening orgasmic pleasure, emotional intimacy, selflove, sexual/spiritual wholeness and personal power.

WELLNESS CENTER COMMUNICATING ENERGY WELLNESS CENTER

370 W. Camino Gardens Blvd, Suite 112 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-212-6862 www.communicatingenergyinstitute.com Colleen A. Haney, M. Ed., Integrative Energy Therapist Individual sessions, classes, meditations, drumming circle, women’s groups and more. Eden Energy Medicine, Healing Touch, EFT, Nutripuncture, Peace through Surgery Program, Spiritual Counseling, Intuitive readings. Full spectrum integrative support and nurturing. Know your personal energy body’s needs and have the tools to thrive! Free 30 min Lunchtime meditation every Monday at 12:00 noon. Call in and join a group of like minds from all over the world to hold Divine Love, peace and health. Facilitated by Colleen Haney, For details: bocacolleen@aol.com.

CONSCIOUS TREE TRIMMING WOODY’S CREW TREE AND LANDSCAPE 561.325.8917 Woodystreecrew@gmail.com www.woodystreecrew.com

Experienced, Licensed and Insured. ISA Certified Arborist Techniques Used. Trees Big or Small We Do Them All! CONSCIOUS TREE TRIMMING Experienced, Licensed and Insured • ISA Certified Arborist

Trees Big or Small - We Do Them All!

Thai. Sushi. Sake

Thai Lotus - Tequesta, Florida 137, North US Highway 1 Tequesta, Florida

(561) 743-0069 Thai Lotus - Jupiter, Florida

201, North US Highway 1, Ste C4 Jupiter, Florida

(561) 320-9121

Serving Tequesta in the past 25years. Second location in Jupiter. www.thailotusflorida.com/jupiter

Please take a look at our web-site to see what events we offer this month. We have so many fun classes to attend. Floral designing, Channeling sessions,Master-Minds,Reiki, Meditation circles, Tea Parties and More! Stop in to say Hi, browse the store...or have a relaxing cup of Organic tea.

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Seven years without a cold?

had colds going round and round, but not me.” Some users say it also helps with sinuses. Attorney Donna Blight had a 2-day sinus headache. When her CopperZap arrived, she tried it. “I am shocked!” she said. “My head cleared, no more headache, no more congestion.” Some users say copper stops By Doug Cornell nighttime stuffiness if used just before cientists recently discovered time. He hasn’t had a single cold for 7 bed. One man said, “Best sleep I’ve had a way to kill viruses and years since. in years.” bacteria. He asked relatives and friends to try Copper can also stop flu if used early Now thousands of people are using it it. They said it worked for them, too, so and for several days. Lab technicians to stop colds and flu. he patented CopperZap™ and put it on placed 25 million live flu viruses on a Colds start the market. CopperZap. No viruses were found alive when cold viruses Soon hundreds soon after. get in your nose. of people had Dr. Bill Keevil led one of the teams Viruses multiply tried it and given confirming the discovery. He placed fast. If you don’t feedback. Nearly millions of disease germs on copper. stop them early, 100% said the “They started to die literally as soon as they spread and copper stops colds they touched the surface,” he said. cause misery. if used within 3 People have even used copper on In hundreds hours after the first cold sores and say it can completely of studies, EPA sign. Even up to prevent outbreaks. New research: Copper stops colds if used early. and university 2 days, if they The handle is researchers have confirmed that viruses still get the cold it is milder than usual curved and finely and bacteria die almost instantly when and they feel better. textured to improve touched by copper. Users wrote things like, “It stopped contact. It kills germs That’s why ancient Greeks and my cold right away,” and “Is it picked up on fingers Egyptians used copper to purify water supposed to work that fast?” and hands to protect and heal wounds. They didn’t know “What a wonderful thing,” wrote you and your family. about microbes, but now we do. Physician’s Assistant Julie. “No more Copper even kills Dr. Bill Keevil: Copper quickly kills deadly germs that Scientists say the high conductance colds for me!” cold viruses. of copper disrupts the electrical balance Pat McAllister, 70, received one have become resistant in a microbe cell and destroys the cell in for Christmas and called it “one of the to antibiotics. If you are near sick seconds. best presents ever. This little jewel really people, a moment of handling it may Tests by the EPA (Environmental works.” keep serious infection away. It may even Protection Agency) show germs die Now thousands of users have simply save a life. fast on copper. So some hospitals tried stopped getting colds. The EPA says copper still works copper for touch surfaces like faucets People often use CopperZap even when tarnished. It kills hundreds of and doorknobs. This cut the spread of preventively. Frequent flier Karen Gauci different disease germs so it can prevent MRSA and other illnesses by over half, used to get colds after crowded flights. serious or even fatal illness. and saved lives. Though skeptical, she tried it several CopperZap is made in America of The strong scientific evidence gave times a day on travel days for 2 months. pure copper. It has a 90-day full money inventor Doug Cornell an idea. When “Sixteen flights and not a sniffle!” she back guarantee. It is $69.95. he felt a cold about to start he fashioned exclaimed. Get $10 off each CopperZap with a smooth copper probe and rubbed it Businesswoman Rosaleen says when code NATA15. Go to www.CopperZap.com or call gently in his nose for 60 seconds. people are sick around her she uses “It worked!” he exclaimed. “The cold CopperZap morning and night. “It saved toll-free 1-888-411-6114. Buy once, use forever. never got going.” It worked again every me last holidays,” she said. “The kids ADVERTORIAL

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Natural Awakenings Palm Beach December 2019 Edition  

The Power of WE, Bone Health, Eco-Smart Toys, Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, Weight loss, Laser Skin Treatments, Herbal Medicine, Organic...

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The Power of WE, Bone Health, Eco-Smart Toys, Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, Weight loss, Laser Skin Treatments, Herbal Medicine, Organic...