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Contents 26 CROPS IN THE CITY

Urban Agriculture Breaks New Ground

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29 THE GRACE

OF ABUNDANCE

Five Practices to Create a More Abundant Life

30 HELP FOR

HOME GARDENERS Extension Agents at Your Service

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32 ALICE ROBB ON THE Transformative Power of Dreams

34 TONING THE VAGUS NERVE

Relief for Pain, Anxiety and Inflammation

36 SUMMER EATING ADVERTISING & SUBMISSIONS HOW TO ADVERTISE To advertise with Natural Awakenings or to request a media kit, please contact us at 561-626-5584 or visit www.napalmbeach.com or text 561-602-2630. Deadline for ads: the 17th of the month. EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS Email articles, news items and ideas to: editorial@napalmbeach.com. Deadline for editorial: the 15th of the month. CALENDAR SUBMISSIONS Email Calendar Events to: calendar@napalmbeach.com. Payment must accompany submission. Deadline for calendar: the 15th of the month. ALL ADVERTISING QUESTIONS Call: 561-626-5584 • Text: 561-602-2630 Email: admin@napalmbeach.com REGIONAL MARKETS Advertise your products or services in multiple markets! Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. is a growing franchised family of locally owned magazines serving communities since 1994. To place your ad in other markets call 954-630-1610. For franchising opportunities call 239-530-1377 or visit NaturalAwakenings.com.

The Herbal Connection

38 FOREST BATHING

Mother Nature’s Rx for Body and Mind

40 THE PURE JOY OF PLAY

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Why Kids Need Unstructured Fun

42 BEYOND ANTIBIOTICS Pets Can Heal With Natural Approaches

DEPARTMENTS 8 news briefs 20 health briefs 22 global briefs 24 eco tip 30 green living 34 healing ways

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July Activity Schedule, Loxahatchee Chapter Florida Trail Association, Inc. PBCLoxahatchee Chapter Florida Trail Association, Inc. (FTA) 7/1 MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING, OKEEHEELEE PARK NATURE CENTER, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL Talk with members about hiking while you have refreshments at: 7:00 p.m. Program at 7:30 p.m. Nature presentation TBA. Contact: Roy Moore 561-307-7792. Public is invited. 7/6 JOHN PRINCE PARK WALK. 2520 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, FL. Walk for an hour at your own pace. Perfect outing for beginners. 7:20 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-963-9906. Public/Leisure. 7/7 HIKE JONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK. 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. Meet at the front gate of the park at 7:50 a.m. Bring plenty of water for this 7 to 12 mile hike. Contact: Mary Miller, 561-213-2189. Public/Moderate. 7/13 CLIP & WALK. Meet at Tomato Field Grade on South Grade at 6:30 a.m. OR at 6 a.m. at the south entrance to Corbett, 11835 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd, West Palm Beach, FL. Contact Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423 7/14 BEACH WALK CORAL COVE, 1600 S Beach Rd, Tequesta, FL. Enjoy a walk to Blowing Rocks Nature Preserve. The Hikers will meet at 7:20a.m. at the parking lot of Coral Cove, south of the nature preserve. Contact Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/ Moderate. 7/20 OKEEHEELEE PARK WALK. OKEEHEELEE PARK SOUTH, 7500 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL Take a walk in this expansive park. Meet at Okeeheelee Park South’s new boat launch parking lot. 7:20 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-963-9906. Public/Leisure. 7/20 GEORGE LASTRANGE PRESERVE, 4911 Ralls Dr, Fort Pierce, FL This 8.5 mile hike is one of the most beautiful trail systems in St. Lucie County, connecting George LeStrange, Gordy Road, and Ten Mile Creek Preserves. Mostly shaded hike. Bring 2 liters of water and snacks. Get updates & contact through Meetup.com, link at loxfltrail.org. Rita Black: 772-985-0579 Public/strenuous. 7/21 WINDING WATERS WALK, 6161 Haverhill Road North, West Palm Beach, FL 33411. This trail is located in Dyer park with parking off Dyer Blvd, 1/2 mile west of Haverhill Rd. Join Paul at 7:30 a.m. Contact Paul Cummings 561-596-4423 for details. Public/Leisure. 7/27 APOXEE PERIMETER TRAIL, 3125 N Jog Rd, West Palm Beach, FL Join Rita Black at 7:45 a.m. for a 9-mile hike to enjoy this beautiful area. Bring two liters of water to keep hydrated and snacks if you like. Contact: Rita Black: 772-985-0579. Public/Strenuous. 7/28 YAMATO SCRUB HIKE, 701 Clint Moore Rd, Boca Raton, FL. For south county hikers. This is a 217-acre natural area atop the Atlantic Coastal Ridge. Meet at 7:20 a.m. Contact: Alan Collins, 561-586-0486. Public/Leisure John Fenne Address: Public Relations Chair. 6335 Riverwalk Ln Unit 7Jupiter FL 33458 Email: Padiwan.jf@gmail.com 8

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Considering a Career Change? 6 Simple Steps to Discovering an Inspiring New Career You’ll Cherish

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his month we celebrate Independence Day in recognition of our victory over the tyranny of having to live by someone else’s rules. When I chose a new career in the 1970’s, a choice that back then was considered “off the beaten path”, I likewise declared my own independence. No fireworks or marching bands, yet my choice created a sparkling path for my life. Most of us have thought about a career change at some point or another. Whether it’s a conscious choice or an ‘involuntary’ one, the thought of a new career path can be both exciting and daunting. And evaluating the risks and rewards can be challenging. How are you supposed to pick the right career for the rest of your life? To ensure your success, consider these steps before you change your career:

1. Be clear about why you wish to change careers. You’re dissatisfied with your current career, but why? Too many hours? Job not satisfying? No flexibility in your schedule? When you understand what’s motivating you to change careers you can ensure that your new path won’t re-create the same situation you’re leaving. Make a conscious decision about your future and move toward it. 2. Understand what you’re looking for. Research shows that what people love about their work fall into some general categories. The specific job characteristics are far less important. Helping people, the ability to be creative, having autonomy, and feeling personally fulfilled are just a few examples.

Focus on opportunities that speak to the life that you crave. 3. Think out of the box. Once you can imagine the life you desire, a whole new world of possibilities show up. Many of the 1,000’s of graduates from our Reflexology Certification Programs came from corporate, retail, sports and entertainment backgrounds. They used their new insights into what truly motivates and fulfills them in their careers and their lives, and chose alternative health as their new path. And they never looked back. Shift your thinking from what you’ve been doing to the amazing life you envision. 4. Determine the skills and education you need for your new career. Do you need a new degree? Certification in a new set of skills? Guidance or mentoring?

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Begin developing the necessary skills as quickly as possible. 5. Stay put until you have a new path. When possible, wait until you have another position before you leave your current job. It’s surprising how quickly a savings account can be depleted when you don’t have an income. Ideally, look for opportunities where you can start by working part-time while you transition from your present job to your new career on your schedule. Minimize your risk while you prepare to jumpstart your new career. 6. Make connections in your desired field as soon as possible. Do you know anyone in your prospective field? Can you do an internship or volunteer? Is there a part-time position available to get your feet wet? Find someone you can talk to and begin networking. Invest time now before changing careers. Once you understand what’s missing from your current career—and your life—you can find a new career that ticks all your boxes. If your vision includes alternative health, I would be happy to support you as you explore the possibilities. Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, offers private Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life Coaching sessions in Delray Beach and Holistic Reflexology Training Programs starting July 14th in Boynton Beach. (See our ad this issue for our complete class calendar) Foot, Hand & Face Reflexology Instructional DVDs and natural aromatherapy products are also available. Beautiful instant gift certificates available online for all occasions. Call 561-272-1220 Text 917-331-0428 • www.lauranorman.com

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Audubon Everglades Presents “Native Plants & Wildlife: the case for local stewardship of the planet” By Susan Lerner, Director of Horticulture at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7PM Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL

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oin us July 9 when Susan Lerner, Director of Horticulture at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, will be the featured speaker at the Audubon Everglades monthly program. In her presentation Susan will review the relationship between native plants and the food webs they support, and how landscaping with native plants is the key to sustainability. Almost every food web begins with a This Florida native, Beautyberry, plant and something that depends upon is scientifically known as Callicarpa Americana. it as a food source. Most often that something is an insect, and native insects eat native plants. The majority of plants used in Florida for landscaping are from other countries, and they are not edible to the majority of native insects. Birds must have insects and spiders as a food source for their young. It is estimated songbirds have declined 40% since the 1960s due to the loss of natural areas and their plants. “Native plants have been sidelined to sometimes-protected patches of land scattered across the state to make way for a growing population of humans in Florida. Landscaping our homes, businesses, highways and schools with native plants can help rebuild and protect fragile food webs,” said Susan Lerner. The design of Pan’s Garden at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach incorporates wetlands and uplands which shelter hundreds of species of native plants. Visitors to the garden can get a sense what Palm Beach might have looked like before settlers of European descent arrived, and the beauty that is possible in landscaping with native plants. Susan Lerner is responsible for the management of Pan’s Garden and the grounds around the Preservation Foundation building, and Earl E.T. Smith Park located directly west of Palm Beach Town Hall. Also, she teaches garden education programs to children and arranges education programs for adults. Susan is a Florida Master Gardener, Secretary of the Backyard Beekeepers Association, Past President of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International. Her half-acre West Palm Beach yard is planted with hundreds of Florida native plants, over two dozen trees and other edibles – enough to keep her, the bees, birds, and butterflies fed year-round. Audubon Everglades, a not for profit organization, serves the communities of Palm Beach County with activities and programs to educate and inspire people to conserve birds, wildlife, and the environment that supports them. Audubon Everglades, a chapter of Florida Audubon and the National Audubon Society, is supported by its chapter members and donors. Education and conservation are at the forefront of our mission, and Audubon Everglades field trips and monthly member programs are free and open to all. Learn more at auduboneverglades.org

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MANGO LOVERS REUNITE

at the Second Annual South Beach Mango Festival, Celebrating South Florida’s Tropical Fruit Season Festival Taking Place at Lummus Park in South Beach on July 27th and 28th 2019

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he South Beach Mango Festival is proud to announce it’s return to Lummus Park on July 27th and 28th, 2019 to celebrate mangos worldwide. Guests will have the opportunity to meet local farmers and experts, savor locally grown fruits, including dozens of varieties of mangos, coconuts, avocados, dragon fruit, jack fruit, mamey and more. The festival will include artists, vendors, and cooking competitions and feature food and food trucks,music, mango-inspired cocktails, locally crafted beers, and entertainment. This year, the weekend schedule of events will consist of the following: Main event Saturday 11am-5pm on July 27th: located on LUMMUS Park, between Ocean Drive and Miami Beach, the main event features dozens of restaurants and bars serving mango cocktails, and a Mango Tasting Tent. The day will also include competitions and cooking demonstrations. Sunday July 28th from 11am-6pm: Lummus Park for Day Two of the main event, featuring competitions, cooking demos, kid’s activities, and a Grand Finale from 4-6pm. Mangos equate to health, and the first ever YOGA, STRETCH, Meditation and Mangos classes will be presented.

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Tests for Glyphosate To Be Used For Crowd-funded Study

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RI Labs has launched tests for glyphosate in urine using LCMS/MS, the gold standard among scientists for sensitivity and reliability in testing pesticides. The test is offered as part of a crowd-funded study looking to document correlations between diet, lifestyle, geography, and exposure to glyphosate and the levels found in the urine of people and pets across the United States. The test is the most sensitive and most affordable screen for glyphosate available in North America. It also screens for AMPA, a metabolite of glyphosate, at no extra cost. This is important because it is necessary to take both glyphosate and AMPA into account to more fully assess exposure to glyphosate. In 2015, glyphosate was classified as a probable human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer arm. In 2018, glyphosate was added to the list of substances that cause cancer under California’s Proposition 65. Peer reviewed animal feeding studies also link glyphosate to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, kidney disease and other chronic health problems. The effective level of glyphosate measured in urine is an indicator of environmental exposure through food, air, and water. The test is an excellent tool which can be used to gauge whether dietary or other changes are needed to reduce your exposure. You can participate in the study and order your test at www. health-research-institute.net/glyphosate. Use discount code GMOFREE79 to receive a $20 discount off the regular price of $99 per kit. Learn more about glyphosate here: https://gmofreeusa.org/research/glyphosate/glyphosate-overview/

Oceanfront venues include the Mango Tasting Tent and MANGO DANCERS. Over 100 vendors will display their mango-themed products at one location in South Beach. South Florida is the epicenter of a vivacious season of mangos, and the South Beach Mango Festival celebrates the lush tropical fruit season. The southern 100 miles of Florida are tropical, yielding a wide variety of tropical fruits and vegetables. Unlike most other fruits and foods, mangos are extremely delicate, don’t travel well, and for the best, one must come to the mangos. Often referred to as the King of Fruit, they truly occupy a special place in the hearts and minds of many. Last year, the Inaugural South Beach Mango Festival drew over 4,000 attendees. The South Beach Mango Festival is open to all ages, and kids under 10 are free. To consume alcohol, a valid ID will be required. Event is rain or shine. For more information, please visit www.sobemangofest.com July 2019

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o you suffer from constant belly aches, frequent indigestion, or experience bowel issues like constipation or diarrhea? Have you tried medicines, vitamins, or diet change and have only felt small relief or none at all? Did you know that acupuncture is a great way to regulate your digestive system? What’s even better is your body will be regulated 100% naturally. What are the causes of your digestion issues? Is it what you’re eating, is it how you’re eating, is it when you’re eating? Or does it have to do with something completely unrelated to any of the above? Your acupuncturist should be able to determine exactly what is going on and how to resolve the issue. Your digestion issues are most likely due to some sort of imbalance within your body. Digestion issues in Chinese Medicine are usually related to three vital organs. These organs are the stomach, liver, and spleen. Your spleen and stomach are internally/ externally related organs. This means they work together to perform certain functions within the body. The spleen and stomach work to absorb and disperse food and nutrients throughout the body. If one of these organs is off balance, this usually means the other is as well. The liver is the main organ

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in control of the movement of energy (qi) and blood throughout the body. Proper movement of energy (qi) and blood means greater balance within the body. If the qi is moving too slow, this will arise as symptoms of constipation or bloating. Aside from you telling your acupuncturist what symptoms you’re feeling, how else are they able to figure out what is going on within your body to come up with your individualized diagnosis? ‘Tongue and Pulse’ are two diagnostic tools used in Chinese Medicine. Your tongue is the only organ in your body that can be seen on the outside of the body. Your tongue helps an acupuncturist visualize what the inside of your body looks like and how it is functioning. The acupuncturist will look at the size of your tongue, shape, the color of the tongue, the tongue coating including its thickness and color, and any extra marks. They may simultaneously feeling your pulse on your wrists. Unlike Western Medicine that will take a reading of your pulse in one location on your wrist, the Chinese Medicine pulse reading is done with six locations on your wrists. There are three points on the right wrist and three points on the left wrist. Each individual point relates to a different organ in the body and their related organ. There are many different pulse

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readings that can arise from these six points, each helping to determine the correct diagnosis for the patient. Chinese Medicine uses many different diagnosing techniques to determine the correct diagnosis for a patient. Medical/family history, tongue and pulse, and verbalized symptoms, to name a few. Once your acupuncturist has determined your diagnosis, they will create a point prescription of where to insert the needles to achieve the best results and get your body back to functioning in a proper and balanced manner. Herbal prescriptions and dietary recommendations are especially important when dealing with digestion issues. Depending on your diagnosis, different food recommendations may be offered to you to balance the organs needing balance. Herbal prescriptions will also achieve that goal as well. Dr. Meng specializes in a full body balancing technique as well as weight loss and digestion. She has over 20 years of experience working with these issues and has successfully helped many patients with digestive issues. If you suffer from any of the previously mentioned ailments, don’t hesitate. Give Meng’s Acupuncture Medical Center a call today to schedule your FREE consultation! (561) 656-0717


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Beat the Heat – Keep Your Mind Calm & Cool This Summer

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elf-care is very important. But practicing self-care isn’t always easy. Time for ourselves is often the last thing on our agenda. Our schedules overflow with many responsibilities, busy careers, caring for others, and keeping up with technology. We must take time to support our own physical and mental health. We need ways to re-center and restore ourselves so that we can feel and function better. The summer season is here, and it’s a great time to focus on relaxing, going on adventures and living each day to the fullest. Use this time to develop some self-care strategies and implement them into your regular routine so you can boost your well-being, not only for the summertime but through all the seasons of your life. Here are some important self-care strategies you can include in your life. • Nourish Your Body. Fuel your mind and body with nutrient dense foods such as colorful fruits and vegetables which are loaded with phytonutrients and antioxidants. Some of the best self-care foods include fruits and vegetables, healthy fats (such as olive oil, nuts and seeds and fatty fish), and quality lean proteins. Avoid refined, fried or sugar-laden foods and beverages. • Sleep Well. High quality, restorative sleep improves brain function and leads to happier, more productive days. Allow for 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep and practice good sleep hygiene. Unplug

from your electronics a few hours before bed and allow time to unwind from your busy day.

start with this affirmation: I am worthy of self-care. I honor myself and nourish my body, mind and spirit.

• Feel Grateful. Being thankful can transform your life. Studies show gratitude improves physical and emotional health, reduces stress, strengthens the immune system and improves sleep. Start and end your day focusing on what you are grateful for. You can write in a gratitude journal or simply ponder three things you are grateful for in your current life or recall happy memories from your past.

• Calm Your Mind. Develop the habit of practicing relaxation techniques daily. Be mindful to stay in the present moment – when we feel stressed or worried our mind is usually focusing on the past or the future. Find a quiet place for prayer and meditation and embrace the peace and stillness. Become aware of your thought patterns and replace toxic thoughts with positive ones. Use guided imagery to avoid stress buildup. Imagine yourself in a peaceful setting, incorporating your senses and changing your mental state. Guided imagery is a powerful tool for increasing relaxation, reducing pain, managing stress and improving mental resilience. Start and end your day with a few minutes of deep breathing and a some of your favorite yoga stretches.

• Practice Self-Love. Practice balanced love and know that self-care is not selfish. Spend time refilling and recharging your system. Plan a spa day, walk through a garden, organize your home and bring in some fresh flowers. Schedule time to do what you love. At the end of each day breathe deeply and review what is good about yourself and what is right about your life. • Embrace Movement. Do something that energizes your body. Life is movement and when we become stagnant toxins can accumulate in our mind and body. Stretch, dance, go to the gym or take a walk in the park. Discover different physical activities that you enjoy. Exercise is a key part of self-care. • Repeat Positive Affirmations. An affirmation is a definitive statement that something is so. Affirmations are selffulfilling prophecies. Create personal affirmations to declare and affirm your goals and visions that you hold. Saying positive words can help set you up for positive wins throughout the day in all areas of your life. Replace any negative or self-defeating words or thoughts with positive affirmations. Say them out loud daily. Write out your positive statements on a beautiful notecard or place post-it notes in your daily environment. Perhaps

• Stay Connected. Moments with friends and family can help you feel more connected and relaxed. Build social networks. Strong social ties have been associated with lower blood pressure and longer life expectancy. The more you can fit self-care time into your schedule the more you will be able to grow, enjoy your life and thrive. The better we feel and function, the more we can do for the people and things we care about. Diane Duvall, CLC, CHHC, CPT Diane Duvall is a Life Coach and Certified Health Coach for the Lifestyle Medicine Practice of Dr. Geni Abraham, Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine. We offer health coaching sessions to help you reach your personal goals. Dr. Geni Abraham, Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc., 205 JFK Drive, Suite A, Atlantis FL 33462. Phone: (561) 432-8935, Visit DrGeniAbraham.com and Follow us on Facebook

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Hippocrates Health Institute Hosts Award-Winning Filmmakers to Document Guests’ Journeys on the Life Transformation Program

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ippocrates Health Institute is hosting awardwinning filmmakers to document guests’ journeys on the Life Transformation Program. Award-winning documentary filmmakers Mike “Zappy” Zapolin and (Game of Thrones) Andres Jiménez have spent the last 90 days on the campus of Hippocrates Health Institute filming a featurelength documentary entitled Heal Thyself. Mike “Zappy” Zapolin won the 2016 Amsterdam Film Festival’s Van Gogh Award for Best Director for his film “The Reality Of Truth” featuring Michelle Rodriguez, Deepak Chopra, and Joel Osteen. Andres Jiménez is an award-winning photographer working closely with Warner Brothers and Live Nation, who is responsible for creating much of the behind the scenes shooting for the “Game of Thrones,” and for Hans Zimmer’s live show. “Heal Thyself ” is a feature-length documentary film that follows several Hippocrates’ Life Transformation guests with various health issues as they journey through the three-week Life Transformation Program. The film showcases the treatments and lifestyle changes that collectively bring someone back to a place where the body can heal itself. “We believe in observational reality and we wanted the audience to see people transforming into a state of optimal health.” –Mike “Zappy” Zapolin, Filmmaker.

How Healthy Are You-Really? Tired? Anxious, Nervous, Depressed? Indigestion, Bloating? Heartburn, GERD? Hot Flashes, Night Sweats? Trouble Sleeping? Dizzy, Lightheaded? Headaches, Sinus Congestion? IBS-D, IBS-C or Mixed? Constantly Getting Sick? Unresponsive To Treatment?

For the first time, Hippocrates Health Institute CoDirectors, Brian and Anna Maria Clement, allowed a film crew to follow people going through the entire transformational process of their experience on the Life Transformation Program. “Zappy and Andres are passionate storytellers, who we’ve hosted here at Hippocrates at various times so they know the property and the people intimately, making them the perfect team to tell our unique story.” –Brian Clement, Co-Director of Hippocrates Health Institute. The subjects featured have common health issues, including cancer, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, obesity, and damage from side effects related to taking pharmaceutical drugs. “We’re excited to have documented both the human side of people going through this lifestyle program and the science behind what’s taking place here. I’m certain audiences will be blown away!” –Andres Jiménez, Documentary Videographer. The filmmaking pair will be editing this summer and expect to make a deal with top distributors to maximize the film’s exposure. For more information about Hippocrates Health Institute, visit: hippocratesinst.org or call directly at (561) 471-8876. Hippocrates Health Institute is located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Open House & BBQ Invitation Bright Futures Academy Charter School

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e are extremely excited about the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. With many changes and upgrades to our staff and curriculum it promises to be a great year in our long 18-year history at Bright Futures. Our top priority is to elevate the academic achievement of our students and return BFA to the status of "high performing K-8 public charter school." We are confident that expansion and enrichment of the student experience with Art and Music Clubs, and Sports programs will contribute to this goal.

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• Edu-Garden Club • Art and Music Clubs • Sports Programs in Basketball, Soccer, and Cheerleading • Dance and Drama Clubs

• Field Trips • Social Events and Friday Nights at the Riverside • Re-Cycle “Ambassadors” Program • Before and Aftercare

An Invitation To Come See Our School. Parents, Grandparents, Friends And Students OPEN HOUSE & Appreciation Bar-B-Que. Saturday, July 20, 2019 • 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Free Food And Drinks At Bright Futures Academy Charter School 10350 Riverside Drive Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Free Drawing for Prizes and a $100 Cash Prize For more info call Haley Patton 561-253-7504

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Bright Futures Academy A TUITION FREE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL SERVING GRADES K-8 Bright Futures Academy is a free public charter school serving students in grades K-8, featuring hands-on education and the award-winning EDU-GardenTM program.

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As one Palm Beach County’s oldest public charter schools, Bright Futures Academy takes pride in our innovative approach to educating the whole child. At Bright Futures Academy, we create lifelong learners by building on a child’s natural curiosity. In our classrooms, the lessons are student directed and teacher facilitated, using a hands-on approach and engaging a wide spectrum of learning styles. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their education, and our teachers guide and encourage active learning. Small class sizes and a safe school environment contribute to our unique campus culture. With an emphasis on global awareness, social tolerance, and environmental conservation. Bright Futures Academy is a warm and supportive learning environment.

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RED, WHITE, BLUE AND BOOM City of West Palm Beach announces plans for annual 4th on Flagler

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early 100,000 guests of all ages are expected to show up at the City of West Palm Beach’s 31st annual 4th on Flagler celebration - many dressed in red, white and blue – and all looking forward to the time when the fireworks go ‘boom.’ The Independence Day celebration is one of the largest free events in South Florida. The event takes place along Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard south to Fern Street from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, and includes free live music, plenty of food and drink options – including a craft beer garden, larger-than-life games, children’s activities, the annual Military Honor Ceremony and an 18-minute fireworks show igniting over the Intracoastal Waterway. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. “Our 4th on Flagler celebration is the City of West Palm Beach’s most iconic event,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James. “People gather from neighborhoods near and far to celebrate America’s Independence right here on our City streets. It is an honor to host so many of our friends and neighbors. As in years past, we hope everyone will plan to join us for the festivities, which are dynamic and family-friendly. Plus, could you ask for a better backdrop for the 18-minute fireworks show?” 4th on Flagler programming and activities span west to the Great Lawn, Lake Pavilion, Meyer Amphitheatre and Post Park. 4th on Flagler features two stages of back-to-back music. Local sensation Nikki Lickstein will open for popular country rock artist Tim Charron on the Palm Stage from 5 – 7:10 p.m.; Charron will play from 7:30 – 10 p.m. with a break at 9 p.m. for the fireworks show. At the Meyer Amphitheatre, the Chris Thomas Band, an 18-piece ensemble who specialize in the performance of vintage Sinatra and soulful Motown, as well as current popular songs custom arranged for a big band, by its own band members, will wow the crowd from 5 – 8:30 p.m. The Military Honor Ceremony, which features a tribute to all branches of the military, the unfurling of a five-story American flag, 18

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and-- for the seventh consecutive year-- the Hometown Hero award, begins at the Meyer Amphitheatre at 8:30 p.m. Post Park will include tons of kid-friendly activities and entertainment. Additionally, families can play large and small games throughout the festivities for an all-inclusive fee of $10 per person and JetRide will bring back the over-the-top water stunts for two shows. “Our Summer in Paradise theme this year is iconic – and there is nothing more iconic than our 4th on Flagler celebration, which has been happening for more than three decades,” said Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager for the City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation, who has organized nearly every 4th on Flagler since its inception. “We hope everyone will continue to celebrate with us this year as we continue to make the Clematis Streetscape construction fun through a variety of ‘iCONE-ic’ activations. Those elements will certainly pop up in fun and surprising ways during the 4th on Flagler.” 4th on Flagler is produced by the City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department, Community Events Division. Parking will be available for a fee in the City’s garages, including Banyan, on the corner of Banyan Boulevard and Olive Avenue; City Center, on the corner of Banyan Boulevard and Dixie Highway; Evernia, on the corner of Evernia Street and Olive Avenue; Sapodilla, on the corner of Clematis Street and Sapodilla Avenue; and Clematis, on the corner of Banyan Boulevard and Clematis Street. 4th on Flagler attendees are also encouraged to arrive the free, fun and Earth friendly way – on the City’s trolley, which has multiple stops near the event. For more information about 4th on Flagler and other waterfront events, visit wpb.org/events, call 561-822-1515 or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB and on Twitter and Instagram @westpalmbch.


John D. MacArthur Beach State Park July 2019 Events Educational Reef Program July 6 @ 11am-12pm Free with Park admission Educational Reef Program Saturday, July 6, at 11:00 a.m. Learn about the fish and other inhabitants of our near shore reef through a presentation and discussion. After the program is over, participants will be instructed on where to snorkel in the Park. Bring your own snorkel equipment; a diver down flag is required for snorkeling activities and can be rented daily at the Beach Outfitters Gift Shop. Free with Park admission, for more information and reservations call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952 Learn to Kayak! July 7 @ 12pm-1pm Free with Park admission Learn to Kayak! (about 1 hour) This is a land-based course to provide beginners the skills necessary for kayaking. Reservations are recommended. Free with Park admission. Intro to Snorkeling July 20 @ 11am12pm Free with Park admission. Learn the basics of snorkeling including, proper

fin and mask selection and fit, how to clear your mask, snorkeling safety, diving techniques and more. This is a land-based course. Free with Park admission; reservations required. Bluegrass Music with Untold Riches July 21 @ 1pm-3pm Free with Park admission Bluegrass Music with Untold Riches. Come listen to the Untold Riches and their unique brand of bluegrass music. Birding at MacArthur Beach July 21 @ 6pm-7pm Birding at MacArthur Beach Sunday, July 21, 6:00 p.m. Bird lovers can join a Ranger-led educational walk identifying the many species of birds that make their home in our Park. Participants should bring binoculars or rent them in the Gift Shop. Reservations recommended, program is free with Park admission. For more information and reservations, call (561) 624-6952. www.macarthurbeach.org/events/

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Munch Nuts for a Healthy Brain

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Seniors that ate more than 10 grams—about two teaspoons—of nuts a day were able to ward off normal cognitive decline and even improve their cognitive functions by up to 60 percent, according to University of South Australia researchers. The study was based on 22 years of records of 4,822 Chinese adults ages 55 and older; 17 percent of them ate nuts every day, most often peanuts. These seniors had as much as 60 percent improved cognitive function compared to those that didn’t eat nuts, and they showed better thinking, reasoning and memory. “Nuts are known to be high in healthy fats, protein and fiber with nutritional properties that can lower cholesterol and improve cognitive health,” says study author Ming Li.

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In further confirmation of the importance of the gut-brain axis, 18 Italian students at the University of Verona from ages 18 to 33 that took a freezedried mixture of four probiotics for six weeks experienced less depression, anger and fatigue compared to a control group of 15 that consumed a placebo. The positive effects continued, as discovered in follow-up testing three weeks later. The probiotics group also slept better. The probiotic bacteria blend of 4 billion colonyforming units included Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus plantarum and Bifidobacterium longum.

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abilities. The vascular changes were detected non-invasively, without the need for dyes or expensive MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans. The technology quantifies capillary changes in great detail and with unparalleled resolution, making the eye an ideal mirror for what is going on in the brain. Early detection of Alzheimer’s is critical because existing therapies are more effective if they are started before extensive brain damage and cognitive decline have occurred.

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Get Eyes Checked to Detect Early Alzheimer’s

With the aid of a new infrared camera technology called optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA), early Alzheimer’s disease can be detected by checking the back of the eyes for weakened and decreased blood vessels, reports a new study. Northwestern Medicine researchers reached the conclusion by comparing the vessels in the eyes of 32 people that exhibited the forgetfulness typical of early-stage Alzheimer’s with those of another 32 people with normal cognitive

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The inflamed gum condition known as gingivitis is fairly common and often mild, but can be a precursor of more serious periodontal disease linked to Alzheimer’s and rheumatoid arthritis. German researchers at the University of Freiburg tested 30 people: half in a control group that did not change their diet, and half that switched to a diet low in meat and processed carbohydrates and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin D, antioxidants, plant nitrates and fiber. After four weeks, those on the plant-based diet had significantly less gum inflammation and bleeding. They also lost weight and had higher vitamin D levels.

New research has found the basic micronutrient vitamin B12 may be the first good tool for averting the hereditary form of Parkinson’s disease, which accounts for about 15 percent of such cases worldwide. In lab tests, an international team of scientists found that AdoCbl, one of the active forms of vitamin B12, inhibits the activity of a mutated enzyme linked to Parkinson’s. Inhibiting this enzyme appears to help stabilize dopamine release in the brain. Dopamine deficiencies manifest in the muscle rigidity and tremors that are hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s. Another recent study from the University of California San Francisco that included nonhereditary Parkinson’s patients found that symptoms worsened more quickly in early-stage patients that had low B12 levels than in those with higher levels of the vitamin.

Try Cordyceps to Strengthen the Lungs People suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, can breathe easier by taking the Chinese medicinal fungus Cordyceps sinensis, a new meta-analysis shows. Researchers at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine conducted a review of 15 high-quality studies that involved 1,238 COPD patients and found that cordyceps significantly improved lung function, exercise endurance and quality of life with no report of any serious adverse effects. Cordyceps, which is said to relax and open the airways, has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an anti-asthmatic, expectorant and cough suppressant.

Snack on Walnuts to Slow Growth of Breast Tumors

The gene expression in the breast cancers of women that ate a handful of walnuts each day for about two weeks changed in a way that suppressed the growth of the tumors, according to a small clinical study from the Marshall University School of Medicine, in Huntington, West Virginia. Five women in the experimental group with biopsies that had revealed breast cancer tumors ate two ounces of walnuts a day until their surgery two to three weeks later. Using cells taken during surgery, researchers identified 456 genes in the walnut-eating group that had significantly changed their expression and slowed tumor growth.

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Ireland Declares Climate Emergency

The Republic of Ireland is the third country worldwide to declare a climate emergency, with both the government and opposition parties agreeing to an amendment to a climate action report. “We’re reaching a tipping point in respect of climate deterioration,” says Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton. “Things will deteriorate very rapidly unless we move very swiftly, and the window of opportunity to do that is fast closing.” The UK governments of Wales and Scotland have also declared climate emergencies. Suggested responses include limiting oil and gas exploration, and issuing an additional biodiversity emergency measure. 22

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Dangerous Dozen Produce to Avoid

The 2019 Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce (Tinyurl.com/DirtyDozen-Clean15List) highlights increased pesticide use on up to 70 percent of conventionally grown U.S. produce. Several different types of pesticide, insecticide and fungicide residues are present on many fruits and vegetables. The Dirty Dozen list includes strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes. The clean 15 list includes avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, frozen sweet peas, onions, papayas, eggplant, asparagus, kiwi, cabbage, cauliflower, cantaloupes, broccoli, mushrooms and honeydew melon. The EWG advises that eating organic produce, especially for pregnant and nursing mothers and young children, should be a national priority.

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Cannabis is enjoying a renaissance of sorts, and one new application for hemp, the no-buzz industrial variety used in fabrics, oils and foods, is cleaning nuclear radiation from toxic soil and removing metals like cadmium, lead, mercury and other pollutants via phytoremediation. Allison Beckett, a cultivation expert at Marijuana.com, says, “Industrial hemp has been used in areas of high radiation, such as Fukushima, [in Japan,] with promising results. Not only does hemp pull toxic, heavy metals from the soil, it actually improves soil structure, making it usable as productive farmland again. Plus, hemp is a vigorous plant that absorbs CO2 rapidly, making it an encouraging solution to climate change.” Hemp phytoremediation has been used in Italy to clean up the small town of Taranto, where a steel plant has been leaking dioxin into the air and soil. The Pennsylvania Industrial Hemp Council and Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, are running a project to test the process in an arseniccontaminated area in Upper Saucon Township that once harbored a zinc mine.

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The world’s oceans may be getting bluer, thanks to climate change. The effect is more likely to be detected by satellites than Earthbound people, and is caused by the depletion of marine phytoplankton as seawater warms. A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published in the journal Nature Communications predicts that more than 50 percent of the oceans’ collective 140 million square miles of surface area will likely be affected by 2100. Marine ecologist and leader of the study Stephanie Dutkiewicz says, “These microscopic organisms live in the water and are the base of the marine food chain. If there are less of them in it, the water will be slightly bluer.” Phytoplankton serves as a food source for small sea creatures that are eaten by fish, squid and shellfish. If phytoplankton populations dip too low, vital fisheries in certain areas could be decimated.

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Greenhouse Gases Hit Landmark

Certainty that we are facing a climate crisis today and not just in the future was reached in May through an alarming milestone in carbon dioxide levels. Data from the Mauna Loa Observatory, in Hawaii, shows that the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached 415 parts per million, the highest ever recorded. However, environmental organizations charge that ominous news like this is not being communicated to the public to the degree warranted. While the CBS, NBC and ABC nightly TV news reports combined devoted nearly 18 minutes of coverage to the birth of the royal baby between May 6 and 12, airtime regarding climate change and extinction during the same period only amounted to one minute and 21 seconds, and only on CBS. For more information and to get involved, including signing a petition to demand that the media cover the climate crisis and extinction more frequently and in greater depth, visit Tinyurl.com/ClimateCrisisCampaign.

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Researchers at King’s College London and the University of Suffolk have found a diverse array of cocaine, pharmaceuticals and pesticides in UK river wildlife, as described in a study published in Environment International. The team collected samples of freshwater shrimp from five catchment areas and 15 different sites across the agricultural county of Suffolk. Cocaine was found in all samples tested, and other illicit drugs, pesticides and pharmaceuticals were also widely recorded in the survey. Dr. Leon Barron, from King’s College London, notes, “Such regular occurrence of illicit drugs in wildlife was surprising. We might expect to see these in urban areas such as London, but not in smaller and more rural catchments. The presence of pesticides that have long been banned in the UK also poses a particular challenge, as the sources of these remain unclear.”

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Eco-Friendly Outdoor Eating

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Midsummer is prime time for outdoor family meals, barbecues and picnics. Selecting the healthiest food, along with eco-friendly materials in preparing for the fun feasts, can fulfill a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle and conserve resources at the same time. n GreenAmerica.org recommends using organic cloth, reusable mesh or string produce bags when grocery shopping; use bamboo utensil sets and plastic straw alternatives made of stainless steel, food-grade silicone, bamboo or glass. n To keep uninvited flying pests like mosquitoes, flies and the like away from humans and food, apply natural repellents—many made of natural, essential oil; plant-based and food-grade ingredients can be found at ChasingGreen.org. n According to WebMD.com, charcoal grilling of meat can expose us to two potentially cancer-causing compounds—polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that form when fat from meat drips onto hot coals and are “deposited on food courtesy of flame-ups and rising smoke,” and heterocyclic amines that “are produced when red meat, poultry and fish meet high-heat cooking.” 24

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Instead, consider using a closed-flame gas grill to reduce exposure to toxins and cook fresh and organic fruits and vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, onions and mushrooms. n Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency warn against eating shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish due to high levels of mercury, and to consume no more than six ounces of albacore tuna per week for the same reason. Some studies point to avoiding farmed salmon due to potentially high amounts of PCBs. Bypass larger fish of the food chain; look for those that have earned the Marine Stewardship Council or Aquaculture Stewardship Council labels. n The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently estimated that between 30 to 40 percent of all food in the country is wasted. To improve this situation, use glass containers instead of plastic bags to store leftovers. Also consider sustainable food wraps like Bees Wrap (BeesWrap.com). Made from beeswax, organic cotton, jojoba oil and tree resin, they seal and conform to the shape of whatever food is being stored.


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Wendy Coleman, founder of LA Urban Farms, works with chefs, resorts, hotels, universities and corporate clients to set up aeroponic tower gardens, such as these kale and lettuce crops.

tious food to corporate gardens inside a new office building for lender Fannie Mae’s employee café. One of its crown jewels is a 6,500-square-foot rooftop garden on the Nationals Park baseball stadium, where edible flowers end up in cocktails and organic produce feeds fine diners and VIP ticket holders. Ray grew his business organically, fueled by passion and curiosity, rather than any horticultural background. “I grew up in NYC, where I had nothing to grow on. When I moved to Florida for grad school, I had a huge backyard to play around with,” says Ray.

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he average American meal travels 1,500 miles to reach its plate, according to the nonprofit Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture. Yet, enterprising green thumbs across the country are bringing the farm back to plate’s reach, growing hyperlocal food in backyards, on rooftops, through indoor farms and more. City farming reconnects urbanites to their food sources while bettering the environment, communities, diets and health. Urban agriculture, harkening back to the Victory Gardens planted to ward off food shortages during World War I and II, is nothing new. While today’s home gardeners have staked out balconies, window boxes and vacant lots in this locavore resurgence, noteworthy pioneers are forging a path to organic

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urban agriculture on a commercial scale—tapping into new technologies and markets, and turning challenges like dealing with space constraints into fresh opportunities.

A View From the Roofs Take Niraj Ray, whose company Cultivate the City is working to transform urban food deserts in the nation’s capital into thriving local food systems. “We want to get more people interested in growing their own food and show them how they can grow more with less square footage through vertical gardens and sustainable techniques like [soil-less] hydroponic systems,” says Ray. Cultivate the City manages numerous gardens for clients around Washington, D.C., from elementary school gardens where kids learn to grow, cook and eat nutri-

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Like many other urban farms, Cultivate the City offers a seasonal farm subscription known as a community supported agriculture (CSA) program that allows city dwellers to buy directly from local producers. Ray’s rooftop greenhouse, located on top of a local hardware store that sells his edible plants at retail, offers all the fixings for a healthy, diverse diet: hydroponic towers of leafy greens, trays of microgreens for corporate clients, specialty varieties of hot peppers for the company’s hot sauce and stacking cubes of an albino strawberry variety that Ray crossbred himself. “There are so many ways to contribute to urban farming, from aquaponics to vermicomposting; it’s about finding your niche,” he says.

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solutions like vertical their entity The Urban There are so many farming to feed the ways to contribute to urban Beekeepers, the Coldgrowing population. We wells offer beekeeping farming, from aquaponics classes, consult with local can grow at scale, with to vermicomposting; it’s governments, sell equipminimum space and environmental impact,” about finding your niche. ment and rescue “feral says Wendy Coleman, hives” to integrate into ~Niraj Ray who began her Calimanaged hives. They’ve fornia-based business worked successfully with LA Urban Farms in 2013. Today, Coleman’s parks, airports, golf clubs and country clubs team works with chefs, resorts, hotels, unito put honeybee habitats on site. versities, greenhouses and corporate clients Urban beekeeping works in synergy like Google and Ikea to set up aeroponic with city farms, as honeybees forage up to tower gardens across the U.S. and Europe. five miles for food, and in so doing pollinate With aeroponics, nutrient-enriched a lot of crops. Seventy of the top 100 human water is pumped through a garden tower to food crops are pollinated by bees, according shower the roots of plants suspended in air. to the Food and Agriculture Organization of “It actually uses 90 percent less water than the United Nations. “We often hear people conventional growing, which is a huge bensay their garden is doing better than it has efit in a place like California, and avoids any in years, thanks to the apiaries nearby,” says kind of agricultural runoff,” says Coleman. John Coldwell. In conjunction with urban farming partners, The challenges of growing at scale are the business churns out 30,000 seedlings a a recurrent theme among urban farmers. month using aeroponic technology to grow Ian Marvy, the U.S. Department of Agrifor their diverse client base and working culture (USDA) outreach specialist for the with chefs to plan seasonal menus around greater New York City area, ran his own their produce. urban farm, grossing six figures for 14 years. Aeroponics and other innovative farm However, Marvy says most farmers growtechnologies are transforming spaces in cities ing in the city aren’t operating at a profitable across the U.S., reclaiming peripheral and scale or producing enough for everyone to idle spaces like alleys and warehouses to grow eat local. herbs and vegetables in abundance, using 90 Even so, locally grown produce is a percent less land by growing vertically, notes booming market in New York City. GreenColeman. “With our gardens, diners can see market, founded in 1976, operates more their food growing at their table; they get than 50 farmers’ markets, limited to vendors such a personal connection with their food. that grow within a 200-mile radius, some It’s an interactive way for hotels and restauof whom take home five figures on a good rants to demonstrate their commitment to day, says Marvy. Interest in growing at the local, sustainable food,” she says. community level has also mushroomed, adds Marvy, who estimates that 90 percent Breaking into Hives: of the city’s more than 500 school gardens City Beekeepers weren’t there 15 years ago when he started this work. “The USDA has a huge opportu“I had a backyard garden that wasn’t doing nity here and nationally to make cities more so well, and I thought it was the lack of sustainable and feed more people. I’m really pollinators, so I got bees; but then I realized I was just a bad gardener,” quips master bee- excited and committed to that,” he says. While urban agriculture efforts are keeper John Coldwell, of Fort Lauderdale. sometimes criticized for catering to upper Since this humble beginning in 2012 with a few backyard hives, Coldwell and his income residents that can afford to pay top wife Teresa have been leading a movement dollar for specialty items like microgreens, to repurpose public land for “microapiaries” many businesses and organizations are and provide apiary education for youth and working on multiple fronts, with lucrative specialty crops helping to subsidize programs adults throughout South Florida. Through

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hose that have never nurtured more than a houseplant shouldn’t be intimidated, says Wendy Coleman, founder of LA Urban Farms. “Growing food is easy and doesn’t require any special background,” says Coleman, who was green to growing when she started her business six years ago. When growing commercially, find a niche, says Niraj Ray, of Cultivate the City. The company grows plants of ethnic or cultural significance to appeal to Asian, African and Latino populations, from the nutrition-packed moringa to okra, a staple of both Indian and African cooking, given it is a growing market for immigrant populations not served by most traditional garden centers. Seek natural allies like sustainability-minded chefs to bolster an urban ag business. The farm-to-fork chef ’s movement has been a boon for beekeepers and farmers, with chefs acting as patrons of the farms, according to beekeeping expert Teresa Coldwell. Sette Bello Ristorante, an Italian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, funds vertical gardens at a community garden where the Coldwells have hives so its chef can have pure organic food like squash blossoms pollinated by local bees. Urban farming has its pleasures and rewards, but can also bring hardships. Ray struggles with employee turnover when newbie farmers face the realities of working in the heat and rain, even from a sleek, trendy, rooftop garden. July 2019

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or those interested in trying home growing or supporting metro area farmers, here are some resources for eating food grown in and around your zip code. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Urban Agriculture Toolkit walks prospective city farmers through all of the necessary steps to planning a successful urban agriculture operation, from soil testing to accessing financing. Tinyurl.com/UrbanAgriculturalToolkit. UrbanFarming.org features a clickable map of community gardens in the U.S. and beyond where neighbors can connect and grow together. The FairShare CSA Coalition’s site (CSACoalition. org) offers an interactive Farm Search tool to find community supported agriculture (CSA) programs where city dwellers can subscribe to local farms and receive a share of the seasonal bounty. The American Community Garden Association (CommunityGarden.org) provides resources for finding, starting and managing community gardens. Local Harvest (LocalHarvest.org) has a searchable national directory of farmers’ markets, farms, CSAs and more.

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serving families lacking The USDA has a huge Their latest project, the access to healthy affordable opportunity here and Public Market, is a retail food. location on Wheeling’s nationally to make cities Main Street that will serve Grow Ohio Valley more sustainable and as a year-round farmers’ takes an integrated approach to food sovereignty market. The organization feed more people. in Wheeling, West Virginia, is also building alliances ~Ian Marvy and the Upper Ohio Valley. between local farmers and “This part of the Appalachian Rustbelt has healthcare providers through a project called lost much of its population, jobs and ecoThe Farmacy. A partnership with a local nomic base over the last generation. We want free clinic, it targets people suffering from to promote health and wellness through fresh diabetes and other diseases linked to poor food, while helping to transform the urban diets with a doctor’s prescription for organic landscape from falling-down buildings and produce offered free through the organizavacant lots into productive community astion’s CSA. sets,” says founder Danny Swan. These urban agriculture pioneers are The operation’s food hub aggregates helping to not only grow food, but commuproduce from small local farmers, providing nity, and are nurturing renewed connections a guaranteed market for their produce and to the Earth. City growing has so many benthe opportunity to reach a larger market, usu- efits: decreasing packaging, costs and food ally only served by food grown thousands of miles traveled, making it easier to eat organic miles away. The produce is supplemented by seasonal food and a more diverse diet. “The four urban farm sites run by the organization, connection people feel when they plant seed including an apple orchard on the site of a and get to harvest the mature plant is transdemolished housing project. formative. Growing food is something we can Grow Ohio Valley also works to reach the all do to make a difference, for our health and “last-mile customers” that lack access to highthe environment,” says Coleman. quality affordable produce via a mobile farmers’ market that goes to housing projects, senior Connect with Washington, D.C. freelance communities and schools six days a week. writer April Thompson at AprilWrites.com.


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C = Commitment Commit to gifting ourselves with an abundant mindset because our mindset is critical to our success. One way to quickly shift our mindset to the positive is to concentrate on our desire and ask ourselves, “What do I have to believe for this to be true?” Our mind will creatively generate many possibilities that can get us excited, which then shifts how we think and feel to what is positive. As we do this, we will also create greater confidence in the knowledge that the universe is always working in our favor.

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G = Gratitude There is tremendous power in being grateful, because what we focus on expands. Gratitude opens our heart to receive and give blessings. This puts us in a space to have more things to be grateful for. Practicing gratitude can be as simple as saying, “I am grateful for…” or “I am thankful for…” If we find ourselves in a negative state, practice gratitude even for as brief a period as 60 seconds. It will positively shift our emotion, thereby allowing us to be open to abundance.

R = Receiving To graciously receive can be as simple as accepting a compliment. Another way to receive is by requesting our heart’s desire. There is nothing wrong with wanting more. The truth is that we can have more—as much as we are willing to receive.

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HELP FOR HOME GARDENERS Extension Agents at Your Service by Yvette C. Hammett

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any home gardeners readily list flies, wasps and beetles among the “pests” in their gardens. However, many of these are actually pollinators that help boost production of fruits and vegetables; others are beneficial insects that keep the real plant-killers at bay. A quick call to the local cooperative extension service can help sort out friend from foe—and that’s just the beginning of what this valuable, underutilized resource can offer. Each year, millions in federal taxpayer dollars help fund county agricultural extension programs administered through the 108 colleges and universities that comprise the nation’s land grant university system. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which supplies the money, also helps fund sciencebased research meant to reach not only farmers, but home gardeners seeking advice on best practices. The USDA is trying to do a better job of raising public awareness of assistance that’s readily available, free of charge, especially now that it’s getting more funding.

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Organic on the Rise

“The good news is that the 2018 Farm Bill provided increases for many of our programs, including the organic agriculture research and extension initiative program for which we received significant funding,” says Mathieu Ngouajio, program leader for the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The USDA is eager to see the connections their constituents are making with the research. “We want to identify the needs of organic gardeners, and the best way to meet those needs to get our research into their hands,” Ngouajio says. County extension agents are on the front lines of this effort, offering low- or no-cost soil testing, handbooks on a variety of local gardening topics and workshops on everything from making rain barrels and creating rain gardens to implementing eco-friendly pest control, cultivating native plants and employing best practices for organic gardening. Master gardeners that volunteer their expertise are central to supporting extension outreach activities.


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The good news is that the 2018 Farm Bill provided increases for many of our programs, including an organic program for which we received significant funding. ~Mathieu Ngouajio “We would love more business from the public,” says Weston Miller, an associate professor with Oregon State University’s extension service. “The public service of the master gardener program is to answer questions,” including what and when to plant and how much irrigation is required. In Oregon, there are 3,500 master gardeners, with 650 volunteers in Portland alone. “We train master gardeners in how to use our resources and interpret the research to the public,” Miller says. “There are trained volunteers in pretty much every county in the country ready and willing to answer any gardening question,” Miller says. For example, a new organic gardener might not know the correct soil amendments to use or how to start a composting pile to supplement the soil in an organic garden. There is also a nationwide network called Ask the Expert (USDA.gov/ask-expert) and

questions will automatically go to an extension staff person or master gardener in the area where the inquiring gardener lives.

Reducing Confusion

Many of those getting into organic gardening might feel confused as to what connotes organic, Miller says. “Organic gardening is using a naturally formed material for fertilizer and pesticide, from plant, animal or mineral sources.” The biggest area of confusion is that many people think organic means pesticidefree. But that is not always true. There is organic pest control, Miller says. “In terms of gardening, there are certified organic products you can use and still be organic.” One thing to look for on a label is the seal of the Organic Materials Review Institute, which indicates the product is suitable for organic gardening.

However, there aren’t many good options for weed management, he adds. “You have to do weeding by hand or use an herbicide that isn’t organic.” Another issue that extension programs can help with is making sure organic gardeners receive only scientifically researched information, says Nicole Pinson, an urban horticulture agent with the Hillsborough County Extension Service, in Tampa, Florida. “Gardening information is available on websites and on social media. Some information that pops up is not research-based, or they are selling a product and are not unbiased,” Pinson says. “We generally stick to recommendations we have been able to vet through research. When we make a recommendation, we give folks all of the options of what they can do.” To find a nearby extension office, visit Tinyurl. com/ExtensionFinder. Yvette C. Hammett is an environmental writer based in Valrico, Florida. She can be contacted at YvetteHammett28@hotmail.com.

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e know that sleep is good for mental and physical health, but whether dreams can play a role is a fascinating topic. When we journey into that state, science journalist Alice Robb feels we can reap even more benefits and make our waking lives more productive, healthier and happier. Her recent book Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey, which blossomed from a trip to Peru, posits a new way to look at our dreams including how to recall and even influence them, and how doing so benefits us when awake. Rich with recent studies and evoking famous artists, thinkers and others over centuries, she traces the intricate links between dreaming and creativity, and offers tips on how we can relish the intense adventure of lucid dreaming. Robb was a staff writer for The New Republic and has also written for New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Elle, The Washington Post, the BBC and British Vogue. A graduate of Oxford with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Archaeology and Anthropology, she resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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remember my first lucid dream as if it was yesterday. If I hadn’t had that experience of doing the exercises to elicit lucid dreaming, I don’t know if I would’ve written the book—although I’ve always been fascinated by my regular dreams, which have been vivid, and have often wondered what was going on in my brain to produce them—especially when I felt they were affecting my moods or my daily life.

How is lucid dreaming different than normal dreaming?

In lucid dreams, you are aware that you are dreaming. A lot of people will be in a nightmare; it’s really scary, and you say to yourself, “This can’t be real, this must be a dream,” and then maybe you can get yourself out of it. You can train yourself to prolong those lucid moments. Some people do it naturally while others can do different meditation exercises to learn to gain awareness within their dreams. Before you start trying to have lucid dreams, it’s important to have very good recall of your regular dreams. We’re all dreaming every night, every time we have a REM cycle, about every 90 minutes that we are asleep, even if you don’t remember your dreams. It’s easier for most people to improve their dream recall. It’s as simple as saying to yourself before bed, “I want to remember my dreams tonight.” The more

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intention you have, the more you think about your dreams during the day, can be enough to trigger you to better remember your dreams. If you pay close attention to your environment, looking and examining it and asking yourself whether it’s real, you will then ask yourself the same question in a dream.

How do you feel lucid dreaming can improve our overall well-being?

You can practice a speech you are worried about. If you are an athlete, you can mentally prepare. It can help with your mental health. You can use lucid dreams to confront your demons; you can summon someone that you want to have a conversation with and practice talking with them. They are awe-inspiring. Knowing you are lying in bed, but also feeling, physically, that you are in another place, is very powerful.

What steps can we take to improve our ability to recall dreams?

Keep a dream journal. It doesn’t have to be pen and paper; you can speak your dreams into your phone in the morning or in the middle of the night if you wake up… whatever you can do to train yourself to hold onto them because if you don’t remember them when you wake up, then they will fade pretty quickly. As soon as I started keeping a dream journal, I was amazed at how many I was remembering. When getting started, make sure to write something every morning, even “I don’t remember anything.” The habits will become ingrained and you’ll start to remember dreams.

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esearch is helping conditions. One type The vagus nerve doctors connect is a device that can be stems from the brain the dots between implanted by a neuroto the abdomen like seemingly unrelated surgeon, which sends a communication conditions like irritable electrical impulses to the bowel syndrome, rheusuperhighway between vagus nerve in children matoid arthritis, postthat suffer from seizures your gut and brain. traumatic stress disorder and adults with depres~Hannah Aylward (PTSD), chronic fatigue sion as a supplemental syndrome and fibromytreatment when surgery or medications are algia, revealing a common denominator: the not possible or effective. multitasking vagus nerve, the longest in the There is also a handheld, non-invasive autonomic nervous system. VNS option called gammaCore, a U.S. Food The superpower of this doubleand Drug Administration-approved device branched cranial nerve lies in transportthat offers hope for sufferers of cluster and ing major neurotransmitters along what is migraine headaches. Its effectiveness for known as the brain-gut axis. “The vagus chronic pain management, as well as in cases nerve stems from the brain to the abdoof epilepsy and depression, was published in men like a communication superhighway the Neuromodulation Journal in 2015. between your gut and brain,” says Hannah PTSD researcher Imanuel Lerman, Aylward, an Orlando-based certified holistic M.D., and his colleagues with the Veterhealth coach and gut health expert. “Studies ans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, show that the vagus nerve regulates inflamfound that VNS affects areas of the brain mation throughout the body.” responsible for processing emotional pain. The findings, published in the journal PLOS Promising Research ONE earlier this year, also show that VNS Recent studies have shown that vagus nerve delays the brain’s response to pain signals in stimulation (VNS) can improve quality of individuals with PTSD. life for individuals suffering from numerous

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Mental Health, Trauma and the Gut When it comes to the vagus nerve, anxiety is physical. Post-traumatic stress is rooted in neurobiology and experienced in the body, not just the mind, says Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D., a Boulder, Colorado-based clinical psychologist and author of The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole. “This is why you can’t simply think or talk your way out of your trauma reactions.” According to Schwartz, “Disruptions in the gut flora, which often occur with overuse of antibiotics, can have a significant impact on mental health. An imbalance in the gut can lead to an inflammatory response in the immune system and a wide range of disruptive symptoms.” Aylward notes that 95 percent of the body’s mood-boosting chemical serotonin resides in the enteric nervous system, which governs the function of the gastrointestinal tract. “The brain-gut axis is becoming increasingly important as a therapeutic target for psychiatric and GI disorders,” she says. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and founding co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, explains the trauma loop. “Developmental trauma impairs the integrative circuits of the brain and nervous system—the prefrontal cortex. When this happens, the brain will be hyperalert, interpreting some non-threatening situations as threatening. “Learning to be aware of our internal state and learning calming techniques helps to regulate the autonomic nervous system and can go a long way,” says Siegel. “High ventral vagal tone means having a state of calm.”

Vagus-Nourishing Diet Tips Advice from gut health expert Hannah Aylward: 4 Eat plenty of vegetables, high-quality proteins, fiber and healthy fats. 4 A diet low in sugar and processed carbohydrates supports healthy vagus nerve function by maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. 4 Practice intermittent fasting, which stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (not recommended for people suffering from adrenal fatigue or high stress). 4 Take probiotics. Lactobacillus has been shown to increase GABA via stimulation of the vagus nerve. Bifidobacterium longum has demonstrated it can normalize anxiety-like behavior in mice by acting through the vagus nerve.

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ummer is an ideal time to add a healthy dose of fresh, organic herbs to make cool salads, luscious smoothies and other hotweather eats and treats. Herbs are not only a flavorful addition to any meal, they are also chock-full of health benefits, from lowering blood pressure and improving mineral balance to increasing immune support, hydration, energy and healthy skin. Most people consider using herbs in small amounts as seasonings for recipes such as spaghetti sauce, soups or desserts. However, they are edible plants, just like kale and spinach. Although they tend to have strong flavors when dried, fresh herbs are usually quite mild and can be eaten in large amounts like any other vegetable.


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~Nathaniel Whitmore Soft-stemmed herbs such as parsley and dill can be used in large amounts in salads and summer sandwiches. Other heat-tolerant herbs that are easy to grow include lemon balm, rosemary, lavender, mint and basil. “Lemon balm is great for headaches and insomnia that are common during summer heat waves,” says Michelle Schoffro Cook, Ph.D., an herbalist and doctor of natural medicine, in Ontario, Canada. “Basil can help reduce summer achiness, while lavender serves as a relaxant and an excellent bug repellant.” In addition to relieving headaches and restlessness, lemon balm is also beneficial for those that suffer from high blood pressure. A study in the Journal of Herbal Medicine reports that it is helpful in reducing blood pressure in patients with chronic stable angina. Rosemary, another herb used for sleep disorders, was found to also help improve memory and decrease anxiety in a study conducted in Iran at the Kerman University of Medical Sciences. One study in 2009 by researchers in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Allahbad, in India, revealed that polyphenols found in herbs and plants harbor antioxidant properties that can help reduce the risk of developing cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and neurodegenerative disorders.

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Summertime herbs are important for dealing with the heat and humidity that the season brings.

While herbs can be used in their extracted and dried forms, the most significant health benefits are often found in the raw, organic plant. “Fresh is better,” says Whitmore. “This is especially true when it comes to the more aromatic plants such as basil and lavender. A lot of the more volatile constituents are lost during the drying process.” Most herbs grow best in dry garden areas that receive at least eight hours of sun each day. Although some herbs can grow in partially shaded locations, they won’t be as flavorful. Many herbs can also be grown in containers or pots. Maria Noël Groves, a clinical herbalist in Allenstown, New Hampshire, and author of Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies: How to Create a Customized Herb Garden to Support Your Health & WellBeing, lists lemon balm, Korean mint, anise hyssop and purple basil as among her favorite summer culinary and beverage herbs that are easy to grow in pots. These make easy pickings for wraps, salads, sandwiches and more. “Lemon balm can also be used to make infused water,” says Groves. “With lemon verbena, lemon grass or holy basil, the result is refreshing and calming.” Just take a few sprigs and place them in either plain or seltzer water. The result is a delicately flavored beverage that’s also healthy and hydrating. Kajsa Nickels is a freelance writer and a music composer. She resides in northeastern Pennsylvania. Contact her at Fideleterna45@gmail.com.

Herbal Chill-Outs Lemon Balm Vinegar This infusion can be used in place of plain vinegar in summer salad dressings. According to the Journal of Medicine, lemon balm is helpful in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Combining it with apple cider vinegar adds extra health benefits to the mix, including digestion enhancement, detoxing and inflammation reduction. 2-3 cups fresh lemon balm, washed 1 qt apple cider vinegar Add coarsely chopped lemon balm leaves and stems to a 32-ounce mason jar. Add vinegar until lemon balm is completely covered. Allow to sit in a cool, dark place for two to four weeks before straining. From the book Be Your Own Herbalist by Michelle Schoffro Cook. Used with permission from New World Library.

Dandelion and Violet Greens Pesto 1 bunch dandelion leaves 1-2 handfuls violet leaves 1-3 garlic cloves 1-3 oz Parmesan cheese 1 cup toasted, salted/tamari pepitas (pumpkin seeds) Juice of ½ lemon ¼ cup olive oil Coarsely chop the herbs and the garlic. Combine with a mortar and pestle, food processor or blender and blend until minced. Add the liquids and blend to a puree. Serve with organic tortilla chips, crackers or veggie sticks. Will keep for a few days in a tightly sealed container or frozen. From the book Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies by Maria Noël Groves. Used with permission from Storey Publishing. July 2019

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n 1982, the Japanese government coined the term Shinrin-yoku (“taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing”) to inspire people to visit and appreciate national parks. Today, that walk in the woods has become a medically recommended activity worldwide for improving immunity, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, managing chronic pain and promoting better sleep. The research supporting the physical and mental benefits of forest bathing is so compelling that it’s advocated by the National Institute of Public Health of Japan and prescribed to patients there. Researchers from the University of East Anglia, in England, examined years of studies and found significant evidence that experiencing nature has a positive impact on health. Published in the journal Environmental Research in 2018, the meta-analysis involving 290 million participants from 20 countries concluded that spending time in green spaces lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduces the stress hormone cortisol. The study also noted a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes and death from heart disease.

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Another recent review of studies, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, concluded that Shinrin-yoku can ease the symptoms of adult depression. “Forest bathing plugs us into something we all seek—a source of peace and well-being. The thing that first hooked me into being a forest bathing guide was reading the robust body of research that proves the benefits of forest bathing,” says Judy Beaudette, board secretary of Friends of North Creek Forest, in Bothell, Washington. Melanie Choukas-Bradley, a certified forest therapy guide and author of The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect With Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, attests to the therapeutic value of forest bathing. “Even occasional nature immersion can have beneficial health effects that can last for days. Many doctors are now prescribing nature to patients. There’s an organization devoted to this called Park Rx America.” She recommends just 20 minutes during a lunch break to sit on a bench or on the ground beneath trees.


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There are many theories of why spending time in the woods or any other natural place makes us feel good; for example, findings published in the journal Toxicological Research in 2017 attribute the immune-boosting, mood-lifting benefits of forest bathing to natural terpenes released into the air by trees, especially conifers. Terpenes contain antiinflammatory properties that strengthen the body’s natural defenses.

Sensory Immersion, Not Exercise Shinrin-yoku is intended to engage the trinity of body-mind-spirit. “The main purpose is not exercise or getting from point A to point B, but rather having a mindful, sensory experience in nature. It isn’t some prescribed task you need to do, like pushups,” explains Hannah Fries, a poet and author of Forest Bathing Retreat: Find Wholeness in the Company of Trees. She communes with the wild for both health and inspiration. “Even if it’s only 20 minutes a week, go outside without a phone or other electronic device. Walk slowly. Look more closely. Listen. Smell. Touch. Interact

with the living, breathing world around you. It’s that simple.” Choukas-Bradley says that observance is key. Recalling her first forest bathing experience, she says, “We paid attention to our breath and tuned in to the sights, sounds and sensations all around us. I noticed a perfect spider’s web, just barely trembling in the slightest breeze, its creator clinging to the center.” She recommends finding a “wild home”— a neighborhood park, garden or backyard tree. “Make it a practice to find a ‘sit spot’ where you can quietly observe beauty and are apt to feel a sense of awe. Psychology researchers have

shown that experiencing awe has many positive effects on emotional health.” It doesn’t matter if we commune with nature in a rural or urban setting, only that we remain dialed in to our surroundings. “Forest bathing is a tool for slowing down our buzzing minds and practicing a secret superpower—the skill of consciously choosing what we put our attention on,” says Beaudette. Marlaina Donato is the author of several books, including Multidimensional Aromatherapy. She is also a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

A Simple Meditation Forest bathing guide Judy Beaudette suggests: n Find something you can put your attention on that is natural—a plant, a stone, a bird’s song, a stream or a forest, the sky, even a tuft of grass or weeds growing out of a crack in the sidewalk. n Practice noticing something small in nature, like an acorn, a leaf or a grain of sand. Put it in the palm of your hand and for five minutes, notice the details. Keep noticing. See what thoughts come to mind and keep returning your attention to this small thing. After the five minutes have elapsed, write down your observations.

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ot so long ago, kids would be shooed out the door to play and told to return home at meal time. But the rising use of digital devices and kids’ highly scheduled sports and school activities, as well as parental fears about safety, has made that kind of unstructured play rare— with resulting drops in children’s independence, resilience and creativity, experts say. In fact, play has been shown to be so critical to children’s development that an American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 clinical report, “The Power of Play,” recommends that doctors write prescriptions for it. “Play is not frivolous; it is brain building,” concludes the report. It defines play as voluntary, fun and spontaneous activities that engross a child, often resulting in joyous discovery, and includes imaginative make-believe, experimenting and risktaking. It cites 147 studies showing that play builds skills critical for adult success such as problem solving, collaboration and creativity; decreases stress, fatigue, injury and depression; and increases range of motion, agility, coordination, balance and flexibility. Here are some ways to up the play in children’s lives:

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be bored at first—but boredom enhances creativity, partly by allowing for daydreaming, concludes a study from the UK’s University of Central Lancashire.

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of American boys and 47 percent of girls are participating on organized sport teams, but three out of four kids quit sports by age 13—one major reason being, “I was not having fun.” Play, on the other hand, is based on pure enjoyment and spontaneous collaboration among kids, minus overanxious adult “sidelining”. “When children play in their own ways, they generally play cooperatively. We adults impose competition, unfortunately. Yet even in our competitive society, the really successful and happy people are the ones who are oriented toward cooperation,” says Peter Gray, Ph.D., a Boston College psychology professor and author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More SelfReliant, and Better Students for Life.


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want to play with friends, siblings or alone. They will happily make up their own games with lots of raw materials that are on hand—blocks, balls, puzzles, crayons, boxes, wooden spoons, old costumes and hats, sand, water, tarps and shovels. “Play is how children learn to create and govern their own activities and solve their own problems independently of adults,” says Gray. “Stated differently, it is how children learn to become adults. This value is destroyed when adults take charge of children’s activities.”

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of ownership and accomplishment. Leigh Ellen Magness, a clinical social worker and registered play therapist in Athens, Georgia, grappled with anxiety as she watched her 5-year-old son clamber up a roadside sculpture designed for climbing. “He climbed so high that my stomach flip-flopped to see him so far from me. But I knew there was no better way for him to learn the limits of his own body than to test them,” she says. Mariana Brussoni, Ph.D., an associate

professor in the department of pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, Canada, concurs: “When they’re given the chance, even very young children show clear abilities to manage risks and figure out their own limits. The potential for learning is enormous.”

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children are far more likely to get injured in adult-directed sports, where they are pushed to compete, than in free play,” says Gray. “Moreover, the kinds of injuries that occur in free play are relatively easy to recover from.” As for the fear of kidnapping by strangers, the odds are very small—one in a million, according to the latest U.S. Department of Justice data. “Weigh the effect of the limits you place on your kids to prevent that very, very, very unlikely possibility versus the fundamental importance for their own health and development of exploring freedom,” advises Brussoni. Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based freelance health writer. Connect at OHaraRonica@gmail.com.

Explore Free Play OutsidePlay.ca: This online, 20-minute, self-quiz helps parents reflect upon their own childhood adventures and figure out a plan they feel comfortable with for their children’s unstructured “risky play”. Preliminary study data show that by three months, 93 percent of parents using the quiz had accomplished their goals. “The Power of Play”: Tinyurl. com/ThePowerOfPlay-AAP This study by the American Academy of Pediatrics lays out the body of research on the benefits of unstructured play for children. “Say Yes to Play”: A Psychology Today online article offers 12 strategies to encourage play, as well as additional references. Tinyurl.com/SayYesToPlay-PT.

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ike people, pets can develop allergies to medications that are overprescribed, including antibiotics, which also have a long list of side effects— many of which are long-term. There is also the escalating problem of resistance, which is the result of too-frequent and unnecessary use of these drugs. One of the most important things to know is that dogs and cats are exposed to antibiotics when they eat food containing the meat of factory-farmed animals, which includes about 99 percent of pet foods on the market today. The exception is a very small number that contain free-range, organic ingredients.

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before the medication has run out. This will ensure the infection is totally resolved and prevent the pet from having to take another full course of antibiotics because the first one wasn’t fully administered and the infection wasn’t effectively cleared. It’s important to reseed the pet’s gastrointestinal (GI) system with friendly microorganisms—probiotics—during and after antibiotic therapy to reestablish a healthy balance of gut bacteria. This will also help keep a dog or cat’s digestive system working optimally and the immune system strong.

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Many conditions for which antibiotics are often indiscriminately prescribed respond very well to a combination of natural therapies, including herbs, homeopathic remedies, nutraceuticals, immune system stimulants and specific nutritional interventions. Functional medicine veterinarians, a group that is thankfully growing in number, realize this and are able to partner with pet parents to offer alternatives to antibiotics. A 2016 study showed cranberry extract to be as or more effective in preventing E. coli-related urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs as short-term antibiotic treatment. In addition, cranberry extract can help fight multidrug-resistant bacteria in dogs with recurrent E. coli UTIs. In a study of shelter dogs, researchers compared the use of probiotics to antibiotics to treat acute diarrhea caused by stress. They concluded probiotic therapy was as effective as antibiotic therapy. In addition, dogs that were unresponsive to antibiotics appeared to Meditation • Discussion Groups • Bookstore • Community Events benefit significantly from subsequent probiotic treatment. Oregano oil, propolis, olive leaf, essential oils, colloidal silver and Manuka honey help reduce bacterial skin infections caused by WEEKLY PRACTICES SPECIAL PRACTICES & EVENTS methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) with good success. Meditation • Discussion Groups • Bookstore • Community Events Calm Abiding Meditation Remembrance Practice If a dog or cat isn’t facing a life-threatening health situation, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Friday July 27, 7:30 p.m. at The Palm Beach Dharma Center talk with the veterinarian about alternatives to antibiotics. In these & Sundays at 10 a.m. WEEKLY PRACTICES SPECIAL PRACTICES EVENTS Meditation • Discussion Groups • Bookstore • Community&Events situations, pet parents often find it beneficial to consult a functional NEW: Spanish Practice Heart SutraMeditation Practice Abiding Remembrance “Meditación enPractice Calma” medicine or integrative veterinarian whose goal is to treat these Calm Tuesdays at 7:30 WEEKLY PRACTICES SPECIAL PRACTICES &p.m. EVENTS Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. p.m. Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. Friday July 27, 7:30 problems by starting with the least toxic options first. & Sundays at 10 a.m. Calm Abiding Meditation Remembrance Practice Ngondro Practice Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Friday July 27, 7:30 p.m. NEW: Practice Sat., July 7 & 21&at 10 a.m. AllSpanish Good Buddha Sundays at 10 a.m. “Meditación en Calma” Karen Shaw Becker is a proactive, integrative doctor of veterinary Heart Sutra Practice NEW: Spanish Practice Practice Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Heart Sutra Practice Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. “Meditación en Calma” Buddha Sadhana Practice medicine who consults internationally and writes for Mercola Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Friday July 27, 7:30 Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.p.m. Sat., July 14 at 10 a.m. Ngondro Practice Healthy Pets (HealthyPets.Mercola.com). Ngondro Practice Sat., JulyUmbrella 7 & 21 atPractice 10 7a.m. AllAll Good Sat., July & 21 at 10 a.m. GoodBuddha Buddha White LEARN OPEN HOUSE Practice Practice Sat., July 28Buddha at Practice 10 Sadhana a.m. Practice Buddha Sadhana Friday July 27, 7:30 p.m. PRACTICE Friday July 27,a.m. 7:30top.m. Sat., July 4 14that 10 a.m. Saturdays, 12:30 1:30 p.m. Center closed Sat., Julyis 14 at 10July a.m.

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Fibromyalgia By William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAAMA, FAAO, FACOFP dist.

• Lyme disease • Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome • Malignancy Fibromyalgia is a rheumatological disease, and rheumatologists are the medical specialists who diagnose and treat the over 100 rheumatological diseases. The American College of Rheumatology developed the definition of fibromyalgia in 1990: a history of pain in all four quadrants of the body for over 3 months, plus 11 of 18 tender points. People with fibromyalgia have increased sensitivity to pain, and even that may come and go. The affected muscles usually have a decreased range of motion (they’re stiffer), can be weaker, and tire easily. Because the muscles are tight and tender most of the time, they cut off the blood circulation to them and their area, resulting in lack of oxygen and nutrients to the area. This releases neurotransmitters that then sensitize the nerves to the muscles, resulting in pain. This becomes a vicious cycle of pain, muscle tightness, nerve sensitization all the way back to the brain and spinal cord, an exaggerated pain response, hypersensitivity, and more pain. What was an acute problem becomes a chronic one, inducing referred pain, as well.

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ibromyalgia is a common pain syndrome affecting about two percent of Americans, more in women than in men. I call it a syndrome because it is a spectrum of conditions, whose predominant signs and symptoms include muscular pain, fatigue, and mood changes. Its’ cause is unknown, and there are no lab tests to diagnose it. Very often, blood tests or X-rays are normal. Your physician needs to rule out several conditions that look like it or can even occur concurrently with it. Then, the diagnosis is made by history and physical exam.

Fibromyalgia signs and symptoms include muscles that are tight, tender, and weak, plus a long list of physical and emotional problems. These include: chronic fatigue, sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, inability to deal with stress, weight gain or loss, heat or cold intolerance, visceral pains and dysfunctions, headaches, allergies and hypersensitivities to almost anything, hearing and visual disturbances.

What causes fibromyalgia?

There is no one answer to that. Officially, the answer is unknown. Research has come up with a variety of answers, such as infectious diseases, physical or emotional trauma, hormonal disorders, and a nervous system that is hypersensitive to stress responses. People can have fibromyalgia alone or with other conditions, which just confounds the picture.

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Hormonal disorders, like hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, Addison’s disease, and Cushing’s Syndrome Medications, especially the lipid lowering drugs (I see this a lot), and steroid use Polymyalgia rheumatica Sleep apnea Viral infections, like hepatitis C and parvovirus Autoimmune disorders, like systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis Palm Beach Edition

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fibromyalgia as there are symptoms. Understanding and education for you and your family probably comes first. A sympathetic physician, nurse or therapist is important. There are many support and information groups out there and you can find them in the phone book, newspaper, bookstore, and Internet. I have spoken about fibromyalgia at the local Palm Beach County Arthritis Foundation headquarters, and you will find the staff and resources there very helpful. They can be reached at: 561-833-1133, or by website: www.arthritis.org. Exercise that helps stretch and strengthen muscles, and relaxation


techniques to ease depression and anxiety, including hypnosis, are all helpful. Diet is always a big question mark, as we have all heard of people who either added or deleted certain foods from their diets that helped their conditions. It boils down to what’s right for you, the individual. One way to explore whether foods are hurting or helping you is to carefully eliminate them, one at a time, for a few weeks, and see your results. I’m a firm believer in taking your vitamins, so: at least get a good multivitamin and take it with your diet. Hands-on bodywork, gently and carefully done, can be a real blessing and lifesaver. I encourage everyone to explore osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and gentle massage techniques. Good psychotherapy can be invaluable, too. I often spend a lot of time with my patients trying to discover the cause of their conditions, and it often includes discovering “who’s the pain in your neck”, not just “what’s the pain in your neck”. Understanding one’s past can be very liberating. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one way to learn skills to cope. These include: relaxation training, activity pacing, visual imagery, cognitive restructuring, problem solving, and goal setting. Our attitude and behavior patterns are so important, and we can do a lot to control them and make them work positively for us. There are a number of herbs, homeopathic and other natural remedies on the market that can help to varying degrees. I will mention one of my favorite groups here: the Bach Flower Remedies. There are 38 remedies, each corresponding to a different emotion. Rescue Remedy is the one I recommend the most, either as a liquid or to rub on as a cream. Again, bookstores, the Internet, etc., are all great resources for information. Medications can often be a positive help. Pain meds, such as the NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) of which there are about twenty on the market, some presciption-only, and some over-the-counter, are usually the mainstay for pain. Anti-anxiety and anti-depressant meds can also be helpful. Sleep medicines can be helpful, as people with fibromyalgia often find that they don’t get restful sleep. 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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TUESDAY JULY 2 Tuesdays 7PM – Universal Knowledge (AGEAC) with John & Lucy. AGEAC is the Geophilosophical Association of Anthropological and Cultural Studies. Looking for a metaphysical study group? Looking for ways to practice spirituality, to get more results in changing your life? Come join us and discover GNOSIS! How to live life in an intelligent way! g. Weekly classes, every Tuesday, different esoteric topics, all interconnected and interesting. Each class lasts between 60-90 min. $15 per class the evening of by Cash or Check. Class dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30. See website for full list of Class Topics to be discussed. You may pre-register & prepay by Credit Card online United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL

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33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T-F 10AM-2PM www.unitedmetaphysical.org. 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. 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 7/1 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Tuesday’s, Beginning July 2nd Reiki Therapy & Soul Alignment Private Appts with Brooke Sternberg. Private appointments with Brooke Sternberg will be available Tuesday’s & Thursday’s Times available online (1 hour appts). She’s is a Certified Life Coach & Reiki Master Teacher offering 2 different types of appointments.. Soul Alignment -. Reiki Healing. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that moves through and around you. Must schedule online. *These private appointments require pre-registration & pre-payment due to privacy and nature of the sessions. No Walk-Ins. (see website for Full Details & future dates on This event, and for all calendar events.) United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T/Th 10AM2PM www.unitedmetaphysical.org.

WEDNESDAY JULY 3 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. Contact: 561-843-2296 www.brahmakumaris.org Every Wed. & Sat.- 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! 10:30AM-11:30AM Drop-ins $20, 4 Classes Pack $65, 6 Classes Pack $90 To register or for

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more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Thursday, July 4th– 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

THURSDAY JULY 4 Independence Day Red, White, Blue and Boom ¬- This year’s 4th of July starts with fun and ends with a boom at the largest FREE Independence Day events in South Florida. The annual 4th on Flagler celebration takes place along Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard south to Fern Street from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, and includes free live music, plenty of food and drink options – including a craft beer garden, larger-than-life games, children’s activities, the annual Military Honor Ceremony and an 18-minute fireworks show igniting over Lake Worth Lagoon and Intracoastal Waterway. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. For more information, visit the Summer in Paradise website. DELRAY BEACH JULY 4TH CELEBRATION ¬- A1A and Atlantic Avenue, Downtown Delray Beach, FL 33483. Independence Day means fireworks, hot dogs, BBQ, beaches and great family fun. So why not celebrate America’s independence in the traditional way—and in the “Delray Beach” way. Full of patriotic fun, food and fanfare, this free event along A1A and Atlantic Avenue features back-to-back live music from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., a Kid’s Corner, food trucks and even a beer garden. Culminating with an incredible fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean, this is truly an event for kids of all ages. So this 4th of July, be hot here, because it’s always cool in Delray Beach!

FRIDAY JULY 5 Psychic Reading 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. PRIVATE AURA PHOTO AND INTERPRETATION SESSION with Margaret Ann Lembo. Schedule your time with Margaret Ann for an aura


photo and personal interpretation. Receive an 9-page report, and your high-quality digital photo. Sessions run 15 minutes and are by appointment on every half hour so there is minimal wait time. 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, $30 prepayment required to hold your appointment, non-refundable at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www. thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend.

SATURDAY JULY 6 Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280 JOHN PRINCE PARK WALK. 2520 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, FL. Walk for an hour at your own pace. Perfect outing for beginners. 7:20 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-963-9906. Public/Leisure. PRIVATE AURA PHOTO AND INTERPRETATION SESSION with Margaret Ann Lembo. Schedule your time with Margaret Ann for an aura photo and personal interpretation. Receive an 9-page report, and your high-quality digital photo. Sessions run 15 minutes and are by appointment on every half hour so there is minimal wait time. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, $30 prepayment required to hold your appointment, non-refundable at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www. thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend

SUNDAY JULY 7 Learn to Kayak! Sunday, July 7, 12:00 p.m. (about 1 hour) This is a land-based course to provide beginners the skills necessary for kayaking. Reservations are recommended. Free with Park admission, for information and reservations call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952. The Call of Soul Book Discussion - This free book discussion meets the first Sunday of each month at 11am, and explores how to find spiritual freedom in this lifetime. The Call of Soul, written by Harold Klemp, provides spiritual exercises, dream techniques, Soul Travel experiences and in depth discussion to help you open wide the door to the most secret part of yourself; that YOU are Soul, a Light of God. The infinite world of God’s love for you translates into every event, relationship, and moment of your life and will lead you to whatever you seek to understand. The discussion group will meet at the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center, 1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Call (561) 434-2003 or go to www.meetup.com/ecankarinpalmbeach for directions and more details on this class. For information about ECKANKAR—The Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org or find us on Facebook. HIKE JONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK. 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. Meet at the front gate of the park at 7:50 a.m. Bring plenty

of water for this 7 to 12 mile hike. Contact: Mary Miller, 561-213-2189. Public/Moderate. 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. 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, the angels, Divine beings in the higher dimensions. 1-3PM, Cost $40 or $35 by 7/6 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

MONDAY JULY 8 Monday, July 8th– 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

Every Wed. & Sat.- 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! 10:30AM-11:30AM Drop-ins $20, 4 Classes Pack $65, 6 Classes Pack $90 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Educational Reef Program Saturday, July 6, at 11:00 a.m. Learn about the fish and other inhabitants of our near shore reef through a presentation and discussion. After the program is over, participants will be instructed on where to snorkel in the Park. Bring your own snorkel equipment; a diver down flag is required for snorkeling activities and can be rented daily at the Beach Outfitters Gift Shop. Free with Park admission, for more information and reservations call the Nature Center.

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TUESDAY JULY 9 Culinary Creations with Bean Scene 6:30p-7:30p Join us for a culinary tour of delightful vegan creations with Chef Nina Kauder. She is extremely committed to empowering others with the tools they need to adopt conscious food and lifestyle choices. In this class you will learn how to integrate plant-based meals into your daily life. Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. 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 7/8 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

WEDNESDAY JULY 10 FREE Laura Norman Reflexology Training Webinar 8:00pm-9:00pm. 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 July 14th. Location: The comfort of your home. Register online now at www.lauranorman.com. Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

THURSDAY JULY 11 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Astrology Classes for Beginners with Rickey Joyce. Thursday’s at 7pm will be Astrology for Beginners (Sanctuary). Full Class description is available on our Website calendar. Natal Charts along with other supplies/requirements will be needed for this class (See website calendar for full list). Pre-registration is highly suggested for handouts etc., but NOT required. $25 per class. Cash or Check Only at The

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Door (You may pre-register & prepay by Credit Card online).: Astrology for Beginners – Thursday July 11, 18 & 25. United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T-F 10AM-2PM www.unitedmetaphysical.org.

be creating a space for you to awakening your own inner wisdom through the healing of sound vibration, mantra, affirmation, and essential oils. 12- 1PM Cost $30 or $25 by 7/12 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

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GRIDS, AMULETS, AND CHARM BAGS: COMBINING CRYSTALS AND GEMSTONES FOR SPECIFIC INTENTION with Margaret Ann Lembo. The use of multiple gemstones for particular reasons enhances the intentions you establish when you create a grid, amulet, or charm bag. All three of these tools are simply combinations of crystals put together to improve or amplify your intention. The grids are typically geometric in nature. An amulet is often a combination of stones in a piece of jewelry or pendant-type setting. A charm bag is simply a bag of stones that are gathered together for a predetermined outcome. During this class, we will build a tabletop grid and each participant will make a charm bag and an amulet. A pouch, a pendant cage for your amulet, and some gemstones are included in this workshop. 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, $127 prepayment required, non-refundable. Maximum 20. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836

7 pm. Paul Doiron will speak and sign Almost Midnight $27.99. 104 West Murder on the Beach Bookstore Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-279-7790 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SATURDAY JULY 13 Big Band Concert Saturday, July 13 through Sunday, July 14 FAU Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and LettersThe big band concert features the Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra, a professional ensemble-in-residence at FAU. The band will present an evening of hits from the 30s, 40s and 50s, including authentic music of big band sensations like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. $27 · Call 561-297-6124 FAU Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters777 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 297-2595 CLIP & WALK. Meet at Tomato Field Grade on South Grade at 6:30 a.m. OR at 6 a.m. at the south entrance to Corbett, 11835 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd, West Palm Beach, FL. Contact Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423 Sound of Soul Event - HU is the Sound behind all sounds, woven into the language of life. Join us as we sing HU together on Saturday, July 13th at 11:00 am, at the West Palm Beach ECKANKAR Center, 1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. For directions and more information call (561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup.com/ ecankarinpalmbeach. You can learn more about HU at https://eckankarblog.org/sound-of-soul/ Psychic Readings w/Cinthya Blanchard – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Awakening The Inner Alchemy w/Ariel Campos Imagine being able to quiet your mind, rejuvenate your body, bring calming peace to your nervous system and awaken your connection to your Higher Self -- within moments. All this and so much more is possible through the healing sounds of alchemy crystal singing bowls and indigenous instruments. During this one-hour class Artist, Musician and vibrational therapist Ariel shares his wisdom and 15 years of crystal sound healing and guided mediation expertise to help you play with presence, delight, and deep awareness. In this sacred space, Ariel will

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The Muddle in the Middle. The boggy middle has claimed many a writer but with a little planning and forethought, you can sail right through it. You will learn to keep your pace moving, and develop a strong story arc. $25 per person. Instructor: Janice Hardy Murder on the Beach Bookstore 104 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444 : 561-279-7790

SUNDAY JULY 14 BEACH WALK CORAL COVE, 1600 S Beach Rd, Tequesta, FL. Enjoy a walk to Blowing Rocks Nature Preserve. The Hikers will meet at 7:20a.m. at the parking lot of Coral Cove, south of the nature preserve. Contact Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/Moderate. Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Professional Reflexology Certification Program (Foot•Hand•Face•Ear) (18 days), July 14-16, 2023, 28-30, Sept 15-17, Oct 13-15, 27,28 (All days 9am-6pm). Study Laura Norman’s unique Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful nurturing relaxation and hundreds of Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques, Laura’s holistic approach, and become a Professional Reflexologist. Upon completion, receive a Certificate with seal (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, CE Contact Hours awarded). Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com/ classes.html • Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com. 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.


Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Foot Reflexology Certification Program (11 days), July 14-16, Sept 15-17, Oct 13-15, 27-28, 2019 (All days - 9am-6pm). Study Laura Normans unique Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful, nurturing relaxation and extensive Foot Reflexology techniques, complimentary healing modalities, and how to create a healing environment. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Upon completion, receive a receive a Certificate with seal in Laura Norman Foot Reflexology (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, AOTA CE Contact Hours available). Continue on and complete our Professional Reflexology Certification Training (7 additional days) - includes our Hand Reflexology (July 20-23) and Face & Ear Reflexology (July 28-30) Certifications. Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com/classes.html - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com.

MONDAY JULY 15 MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: GUIDED IMAGERY TO QUIET THE MIND with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. If you can’t make it into the store, these meditations will be broadcasted live on Facebook in Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club Group as well. All of the meditations will be available for replay on the timeline of the Group, so you can listen again and again. 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 Monday, July 1, and 15 – GEMSTONE ORACLE SESSION with Margaret Ann Lembo. Available both in-store and live on Facebook in Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club Group. Margaret Ann will pull cards from her 5 oracle decks (Angels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, Archangels & Gemstones Guardians Cards, Masters, Mystics, Saints & Gemstone Guardians Cards, Animal Allies & Gemstone Guardians Cards, Crystal Intentions Oracle Cards) to provide inspirational insight. Get your questions ready and be sure to join the Facebook group in advance if you want to attend live. Margaret Ann often finds when doing this event live that many people in the group will gain insight from a single question. So even if she doesn’t get to your question specifically, you’ll still get something out of this event. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836

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 7/15 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

ing the store, registering in-store, or through our FB page @nutritionsmartpalmbeachgardens. Don’t miss your chance to meet some of the wonderful people in our community who are dedicated to making our lives more balanced, happier and healthier! Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644

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Psychic Intuitive and Channeler w/Aileen Olsen Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Sound, Alchemy & Your Divine Blueprint w/Joshua Inacio This is a rare opportunity to experience one of England’s top channels and healers. Our Universe is built from resonance, and for us humans, vibration is an aspect of every breathing moment.. He will be creating sound clearing with the gong and didgeridoo and connecting you with your divine blueprint with angelic tones and energy frequencies. Other sound modalities and instruments of vibrational healing will be incorporated. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $35 or $30 by 7/16 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

THURSDAY JULY 18 Thursday, July 18, 5:30p-6:30pm -Holistic Happy Hour (every third Thursday) at Nutrition Smart. Don’t have an hour to attend a lecture, but you do have 15 minutes to stop by after work? Then join us for a unique, healthy event, providing the opportunity for you to meet local holistic health practitioners, learn about new wellness products, and connect with other health conscience people. This is a complimentary community event, with light refreshments, raffle, and samplings of products and services. Feel free to bring a friend or two! Please RSVP by call-

Private One-on-one Sessions w/Joshua Inacio This is a rare opportunity to experience one of England’s top channels and healers. Joshua is an extremely gifted channel who devotes his life and body to be an instrument of healing through intuitive readings and sound & vibrational shifts. Through various techniques, such as toning, tuning forks, singing bowls, chimes and modalities he supports with deep healing, clearing and infusing light into the auric field, etheric and physical body Come in for a very rare and personal session of healing. 9-5PM Cost $60/30 min. $110/60 min. These sessions will book up fast! To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Archangel Michael & Archea Faith Attunement w/Joshua Inacio Joshua invites you to receive this phenomenal attunement to align with the energies of Archangel Michael and Archea Faith. This initiation becomes your acceptance of Archangel Michael’s Sword of Light and Truth and your acceptance of The Chalice of Affluence held by Archea Faith. This initiation is a rebirthing into one’s reason for incarnating at this time. 6:30PM-9PM Cost $77 or $67 by 7/17. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

TUESDAY JULY 16 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 visit us at www. JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.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

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FRIDAY JULY 19 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Friday, July 19th- 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 7/18 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SATURDAY JULY 20 Open House & BBQ Invitation at BFA - We are extremely excited about the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. With many changes and upgrades to our staff and curriculum it promises to be a great year in our long 18-year history at Bright Futures. Our top priority is to elevate the academic achievement of our students and return BFA to the status of “high performing K-8 public charter school.” We are confident that expansion and enrichment of the student experience with Art and Music Clubs, and Sports programs will contribute to this goal. An Invitation

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To Come See Our School !! Parents, Grandparents, Friends And Students. OPEN HOUSE & Appreciation Bar-B-Que Saturday, July 20, 2019 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Free Food and Drinks At BRIGHT FUTURES ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 10350 Riverside Drive Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. Free Drawing for Prizes and a $100 Cash Prize!! OKEEHEELEE PARK WALK. OKEEHEELEE PARK SOUTH, 7500 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL Take a walk in this expansive park. Meet at Okeeheelee Park South’s new boat launch parking lot. 7:20 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-963-9906. Public/Leisure. GEORGE LASTRANGE PRESERVE, 4911 Ralls Dr, Fort Pierce, FL This 8.5 mile hike is one of the most beautiful trail systems in St. Lucie County, connecting George LeStrange, Gordy Road, and Ten Mile Creek Preserves. Mostly shaded hike. Bring 2 liters of water and snacks. Get updates & contact through Meetup.com, link at loxfltrail.org. Rita Black: 772-985-0579 Public/strenuous. Psychic Fair: Join us for a Very Special Psychic Fair! The Most Amazing Lineup of South Florida’s Premier Psychics. 12-5PM 1 session=15 min. Cost $30; 2 sessions $55; 3 sessions $75; 4 sessions $90 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21 – CHAKRA AWAKENING CRYSTAL HEALER LEVEL 1 with Margaret Ann Lembo. This in-depth and practical workshop gives you the tools to understand, activate and balance the seven main chakras that influence everything from prosperity and self-confidence to communication and intuition. Experience simple techniques with gems, crystals, affirmations and aromatherapy to manifest any goal and create positive change in your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.You will also learn some stone identification, how to incorporate gemstones into your daily life, and exercises for clearing negative energy, dispelling outdated belief systems, and identifying areas in your life that may be out of balance. LMT 12 CE units Florida approved provider CE Broker Course #: 20-531477 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM (both days), $237 prepayment required, non-refundable. Maximum 25. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 10AM – 4PM Psychic Fair at UMC in Lake Worth. Workshops, Free Educational Lectures, and of course Psychic Readings! Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for our Psychic Fair. Reservations are not required. Readings are available. $20 per 15 Minute Reading (cash, checks or credit cards). We also have Vendor Tables, Practicing Student Reader Tables, plus much more. Love donations accepted. The Psychic Fair will also be held on Saturday, August 17th same time. See our website for more details on this as well as our other monthly Fundraisers. United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561)

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686-0217 Office Hours T-F 10AM-2PM www.unitedmetaphysical.org. Laura Norman Reflexology - 4-Day Hand Reflexology Certification, July 20-23 (Sat-Tues: 9am-6pm). Study Laura Norman’s unique Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful, nurturing relaxation and Hand Reflexology techniques, Laura’s holistic approach and the profound results clients experience through the hands. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Expand your current practice or take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare! Upon completion, receive a certificate of completion in Laura Norman Hand Reflexology (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, ARCB CE Contact Hours Awarded). Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com - Call us at 561272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com.

SUNDAY JULY 21 “What Is Charity? It is Our Expression of Goodwill toward Others.” - 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 on the third Sunday of July at 11:00 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 information, or call (561) 434-2003. For information about ECKANKAR— The Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar. org or find us on Facebook. Birding at MacArthur Beach, 6:00 p.m. Bird lovers can join a Ranger-led educational walk identifying the many species of birds that make their home in our Park. Participants should bring binoculars or rent them in the Gift Shop. Reservations recommended, program is free with Park admission. For more information and reservations, call (561) 624-6952. Free with Park admission Bluegrass Music with Untold Riches Sunday, July 21, 1-3:00 p.m. Come listen to the Untold Riches and their unique brand of bluegrass music. Free with Park admission, call for more information, (561) 624-6952. 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Hypnosis for Pain Relief w/Maya Malay MA Imagine the body as a source of pleasure, not of pain, one of comfort not discomfort. Research shows that medical hypnosis can help with both acute and chronic pain. It can ease anxiety, depression, recovery time after surgery and accelerate the healing process. In this workshop, you’ll learn methods to effectively manage pain, strengthen the body-mind connection. 1:00-3:00PM Cost $35 or $30 by 7/20 To register or for more information visit us at www. JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.


WINDING WATERS WALK, 6161 Haverhill Road North, West Palm Beach, FL 33411. This trail is located in Dyer park with parking off Dyer Blvd, 1/2 mile west of Haverhill Rd. Join Paul at 7:30 a.m. Contact Paul Cummings 561-596-4423 for details. Public/Leisure.

MONDAY JULY 22 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

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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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Linda Castillo will speak and sign Shamed 26.99. 7pm Murder on the Beach Bookstore 104 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-279-7790

FRIDAY JULY 26 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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280

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 visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

Fri.-Sun. July 26th-28th- Christmas In July, A Weekend Salebration!!! Entire Store 25% off!! Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280

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 7/22 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

10 am – Noon Forensics For Writers. This class will focus on the CSI Effect and how writing affects the real world of the crime scene. We will show how using industry experts will keep your writing real, whether you use forensics or not. $25 per person. Instructor: Sharon Plotkin For More Detailed Descriptions, Go to www.FLauthorsacademy.com Murder on the Beach Bookstore 104 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-279-7790

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APOXEE PERIMETER TRAIL, 3125 N Jog Rd, West Palm Beach, FL. Join Rita Black at 7:45 a.m. for a 9-mile hike to enjoy this beautiful area. Bring two liters of water to keep hydrated and snacks if you like. Contact: Rita Black: 772-985-0579. Public/ Strenuous. Psychic Readings w/Cinthya Blanchard – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. FREE Calm Mindfulness for Kids w/ Susan McKenzie - Twelve years ago, after learning not only how to meditate, but how to understand and use the law of attraction (popularly called “The Secret”) Susan’s daughters (her daughters 9 and 12) were guests on the Oprah Winfrey Show. The long-term effects in practicing meditation, presence/mindfulness, and other techniques with her children have had profound and long-lasting positive effects. She has condensed years of experience, study, and knowledge into a workshop designed for kids; to introduce them to proven techniques and concepts, to better understand how to focus, build self-awareness, and teach the importance of their thoughts and imagination. 12:00PM-1:00PM FREE EVENT To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Psychic Game Day w/Omi Spirit Come and enjoy

WEDNESDAY JULY 24 FREE Laura Norman Reflexology Training Webinar 8:00pm-9:00pm. 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. Location: The comfort of your home. Register online now at www.lauranorman.com. Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

THURSDAY JULY 25 6:30p-7:30p Kick the Sugar Habit Certified Life and Health Coach, Martha Walters, Vison for Healthy Living, will help you understand the three main challenges with kicking the sugar habit and teach you about the polarity of food and how it affects your cravings. She will also share with you six solutions to kicking the sugar habit for good. Join us at Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644.

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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! 1:30PM-3:30PM Cost $30 or $25 by 7/26 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SUNDAY JULY 28 Laura Norman Reflexology - 3-Day Face and Ear Reflexology Certification, July 28-30 (Sun-Tues: 9am-6pm). Part of our Professional Certification Program, Face and Ear Reflexology Certification is also appropriate if you are new to Reflexology or are a Health or Beauty Professional who would like to add powerful, unique, relaxing and healing techniques to your wellness services. Many LMT’s and skin care specialists (Facial Specialists, Estheticians) register for this class to earn Laura Norman Face and Ear July 28th 4th Annual Christmas in July, A Community Appreciation Event. FREE classes including Crystal Skulls, Nia, Transformational Breath, Psychic Games and much much more! 11-7PM. Storewide 25% off Salebration! Must RSVP! To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Reflexology Certification and expand their practice and income. Receive a Certificate of Completion in Laura Norman Face and Ear Reflexology, and be skilled to begin practicing these unique techniques. (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, ARCB CE Contact Hours Awarded). Check out our other Reflexology Certification Training this month (see additional calendar listings). Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com. YAMATO SCRUB HIKE, 701 Clint Moore Rd, Boca Raton, FL. For south county hikers. This is a 217-acre natural area atop the Atlantic Coastal Ridge. Meet at 7:20 a.m. Contact: Alan Collins, 561-586-0486. Public/Leisure

7PM Psychic – Mediumship Message Gallery with Rev Justin Terry. This event is different than previous All Message Services. Rev. Terry will randomly select participants to receive a message from Spirit. This will allow him to go into more depth with the message. Attendance at the event does not guarantee a message. $20 for Members / $25 for Non-members. *Must pre-register. No Walk-Ins. (see website for Full Details & future dates on This event, and for all calendar events.) United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T/Th 10AM-2PM www.unitedmetaphysical.org. Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280Sunday, July 28th from 7PM Psychic – Mediumship Message Gallery with Rev Justin Terry. This event is different than previous All Message Services. Rev. Terry will randomly select participants to receive a message from Spirit. This will allow him to go into more depth with the message. Attendance at the event does not guarantee a message. $20 for Members / $25 for Non-members. *Must pre-register. No Walk-Ins. (see website for Full Details & future dates on This event, and for all calendar events.) United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T/Th 10AM-2PM www.unitedmetaphysical.org

MONDAY JULY 29 Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Beginners Yoga w/Jamar Designed as a complete introduction to yoga or a great way to renew your yoga experience. Learn warm-ups, yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation techniques as your foundation. Learn to listen for and release emotional, spiritual and physical trauma or holding patterns stored in the body and again experience body, mind and emotions working together through yoga. 7-8:30PM Cost $115 or $99 by 7/28 Drop-in Fee $20 per class. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280

TUESDAY JULY 30

CONSCIOUS TREE TRIMMING Experienced, Licensed and Insured

Trees Big or Small - We Do Them All!

“ECK Wisdom On Health & Healing” Free Spiritual Café at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 30th 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 information call our local ECKANKAR Center (561) 4342003 or find us on www.meetup.com/ecankarinpalmbeach and on Facebook at ECKANKAR Palm Beach County. For information about ECKANKAR—Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org. 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 visit us at www. JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. 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 7/29

WEDNESDAY JULY 31 Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

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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

.S. Navy Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Rodney Forbes, center right, from West Palm Beach, Florida, gives students a thumbs-up during a community outreach event at the Ensfignement Catholique Diocese De Marseille in Marseille, France, April 29, 2019. Sailors assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) volunteered at the Ensfignement Catholique Diocese De Marseille during a scheduled port visit to Marseille. The JCSCSG is deployed in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jarrod A. Schad)

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.

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.

ROOMMATE WANTED Roommate wanted. Must be over 40, female and non smoker. Walk-in closet, pool, sauna and more. Call Romola 917-863-1533.

SERVICES Contact Mesmerized Cleaning Service for ECOfriendly 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

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community resource guide

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

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

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

AGAPE HEALING ARTS

THE HEALING CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Health & Wellness Center 385 Tequesta Dr. Suite 4 Tequesta, FL 33469 561-76 AGAPE (561-762-4273) www.AgapeHealingArts.com Dr. Keith Cini AP, DOM Acupuncture Physician Dr. Bella Lauren AP, DOM, LM, LMBT Acupuncture Physician, Herbalist & Midwife Certified Arvigo Teacher www.DrBellaLauren.com AGAPE HEALING ARTS provides natural, traditional & time tested healing modalities which include Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Herbal Remedies, Aromatherapy, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, Yoni & Root Steam baths, Holistic Midwifery, Doula & Well Woman care, Hypnobirthing & Bellabirthing classes, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic drainage Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Visceral Manipulation, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation, Reiki, Energy Work, Acutonics, Vibrational & sound healing. When used in conjunction, all of these complementary healing modalities aid your body in its own unique healing process to return to homeostasis, health & Wellness. Follow us on FaceBook, Twitter & Instagram.

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

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!

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

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.

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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.

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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, Sacred 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, bio-compatible dentistry. • Sedation dentistry • Removing of toxic metals • Replacing them with biocompatible 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


FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE HOLISTIC PSYCHIATRIST MADELEINE M CASTELLANOS, MD

Functional Medicine / Holistic Psychiatrist 1 W Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33432 917.454.8444 • www.castellanosmd.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.

STUART ZOLL, DOM

Functional Medicine 7301 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, Fl. 33433 561-866-3468 www.thezollcenter.com I help people to restore their health, by treating the root cause, we focus on healing digestion, improving brain function, identifying inflammatory responses and auto immune triggers, nutrient deficiencies, lifestyle factors, toxins, and genetic factors. We not only treat, we prevent and solve many chronic conditions, fatigue, difficulty losing weight, hormones, digestive disorders, auto immune diseases and infertility. Functional Medicine is Holistic Medicine for modern times. We use a holistic approach nutrition, personalized food plans, lifestyle changes, medical testing, with conventional medicine, and natural therapies. Call for a free phone consultation 561-8663468. Office hours also available once a week in Miami.

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!

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.

hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. ~Alfred Austin

HOMEOPATHY HOMEOPATHY CURE

Dr. Iqbal Nazir, M.S, D.Pharm, D.H.S. Licensed Lab Medicine Practitioner 954-226-3652 HomeopathTreatment.com Natural cure in homeopathy of the most diseases and symptoms. No side effects. Call Dr. Iqbal Nazir, Homeopathic Specialist, for an appointment.

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.

INTERNAL MEDICINE AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE WEISS WELLNESS MD

Delia Weiss MD Internal Medicine And Holistic Prevention New office location at Vado Therapy bldg.: 3416 South Federal Hwy., Delray Beach, 33483 Located: At the Boca Raton - Delray Beach borderline. Just South of Walgreen’s, (One block South of old office). 561.243.8783 • WeissWellnessMD.com DELIA WEISS MD & WELLNESS Internal Medicine – Primary Medical Care and Holistic Wellness. Experienced, compassionate, positive results. Acute and chronic illness treated. Diagnostic testing/consultation in office. Insured and uninsured Primary Care services. Holistic Health Extended services: Health improvement guidance; Hormone, adrenal, thyroid balancing, anti-aging; Stress reduction (weekly classes Wed. 6PM); Nutrition and weight, Health coaching; Vitamin and skin therapies; Home and virtual visits. We listen to you and focus on your concerns. www.DeliaWeissMD.com online appointment requests and inquiries. Now offering: Telephone consults, virtual visits, home visits, direct messaging. Office visits are by appointment.

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LIFE COACH

INTUITIVE HEALER/HYPNOIST 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 and intuitive understanding of energy aid in returning the body to its balanced state.

CAROUSEL COACHING

Nancy Lavoie NancyLaterDressageHorses@gmail.com CarouselCoaching.com Nancy Lavoie has a gift for helping people navigate through social pressures and the complication of technology to find their unique confidence.

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE & THERAPY BEVERLY DOWDLE, LMT, LLCC

LIFE COACH MICHELE LANDERS & ASSOCIATES Board Certified Life Coach Certified Hypnotherapist Certified Numerologist Author of The Tao of Numbers and The Year of Living Miraculously Email: michelelanders@bellsouth.net 954-444-6955

What Do YOU Really Want in Your Life? Confused about what you want? Unemployed - in transitionfacing layoff? Do you want to experience a more meaningful life? Whether you’re stuck in a rut, fearful of the economic situation, going through a transition or just trying to figure out what you want Michele Landers will help you to discover your talents and what you truly want and assist you in getting past the illusion of fear and confusion. Coaching is a valuable process that can produce dramatic results in a short period of time.

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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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 ability to birth.

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!

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 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 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.

SPIRITUAL THERAPY CAROLE AILEO HA’LA RAMSAY 954-655-5490 info@GoddessTOUCH.net GoddessTOUCH.net

Multi-Dimensional Being accessing Light Information for Higher Consciousness Living. Private readings and cellular memory activations and Reiki classes, pet psychic. Ask about Clear the Path™ and Past Lives Revealed™ sessions.

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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

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Natural Awakenings July 2019 Palm Beach Edition  

Summer Eatings with Herbs, Growing crops in the City, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Fibromyalgia, Weightloss, Yoga, Fitne...

Natural Awakenings July 2019 Palm Beach Edition  

Summer Eatings with Herbs, Growing crops in the City, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Fibromyalgia, Weightloss, Yoga, Fitne...