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OGA FUNDAY Unplug and Unwind at Delray Beach’s 2nd Annual Yoga Festival brought to you in conjunction with the team from Yoga Fun Day -- A Total Wellness and a Community Conscious Coalition. Experience mindful living at Yoga Fun Day Delray coming to Old School Square in Delray on Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3. At this three-day festival and family-friendly wellness and yoga event attendees can unplug, unwind and be immersed in green living, healthy choices, and sustainable practices. The event will feature activities and products that support an active and holistic lifestyle .Vendor Village and Artist’s Alley are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. offering an assortment of products for healthy and mindful living as well as art. There will be a Glow Party Saturday night and live music as well as the festival’s Kid’s Zone, Healing Zone, and Fun Zone. Plus, feel the rhythmic beat from DJ tunes, soul inspiring sounds, Kirtan, drum and acoustic live music. Entry tickets provide attendees access to over 100+ classes and workshops taught by local and international teachers from all over the world, as well as the Spa Zone and Festival Glitter Zone. New this year are half- and full-day immersions for the yogi and non-yogi. There will also be a two-day Relaxation Retreat kicking off on Friday and Saturday for those wanting to learn how to “relax” and “unwind.” Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, come prepared to enjoy classes for all levels and different styles. Classes include beginner, intermediate and advanced in yoga, belly dancing, acroyoga, trapeze, aerial, and meditation and more. Bring water, yoga mat and any props you prefer. Kid’s classes are free for ages 12 and under and their parents. Location: Registration opens at 8 AM on Sunday, Nov 3rd. Visit YogaFunDay.com to view current teacher lineup and the schedule. Kids 12 and under free; 1-day, 2-day, and VIP entry tickets are available. Glow Party tickets $20, $25 at the door. There is a Drum Circle and After Party that are FREE to the general public. For more information, visit YogaFunDay.com or email YogaFunDay@gmail.com.
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nnie Appleseed Project is an all-volunteer cancer nonprofit providing evidence-based information on natural medicine, lifestyle issues and holistic therapies (we also take leaps of faith). www.annieappleseedproject.org (opt-in for our e-newsletter, and visit our Facebook page) Our 14th Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies conference will be held February 27-29, 2020 in West Palm Beach, FL. The cost is $299 including 3 ORGANIC meals, all-day organic food/snacks, giveaway items and great networking. All speakers will be available to talk to before and after their presentations. The theme is always Many Paths to Wellness. Registration will close on February 12, MUST pre-register. https://annieappleseedproject.org/cancer-therapies-conference/ We have been online since June 1999 and served over 13 million (that’s right) visitors.
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Audubon Everglades Presents Eliana Ardila Ardila and Marc Kramer of “Birding by Bus” Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:30pm – 8:45pm Origin Church, 6073 Summit Blvd, Haverhill, FL 33415
ynamic couple Marc Kramer and Eliana Ardila Ardila of “Birding by Bus” will be the featured speakers at the November 5 Audubon Everglades program. In their talk Marc and Eliana will share photos and stories from their incredible adventures birding through North America in their VW Bus. The couple met in 2006 and connected through their love of adventure, animals and birding. Marc is a veterinarian who specializes in the care of birds and exotic pets, and Eliana is the executive director of Project PetSnip, a low-cost spay and neuter clinic where she also multi-tasks as a veterinary technician. In 2018, Marc and Eliana stepped away from their regular jobs to pursue their dream of a North American birding big year. They put their lives on hold and hit the road, traveling 25,000 miles from Florida to Alaska and back in a 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia Bus they named “Valentina.” In between birding and repairs on the VW, the coupled mar-
ried in Alaska and spent their honeymoon birding in Attu. Marc and Eliana share their big year journey and other adventures with 12,000 followers on their Facebook and Instagram pages. Fans of the couple are birders, photographers, naturalists, adventurists, and Volkswagen enthusiasts. Audubon Everglades speaker programs are free and open to the public. More information is available at www.auduboneverglades.org Marc Kramer and Eliana Ardila Ardila with "Valentina", their 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia Bus 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
Best Selling Author To Present Mindfulness Workshop In Boca Raton
ward-winning best-selling author, Science of Mind magazine columnist, and teacher, Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones, will be performing the morning service at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton on Sunday, November 10 at 11:00 am. He will then present a mindfulness workshop entitled the Power of Presence, from 1:15 – 4:00 pm. With a deep understanding of universal principles and drawing on wisdom from both eastern and western philosophies, Dr. Jones’ presentations draw seekers at all levels of spiritual practice. He can touch and awaken what lies within the hearts and minds of us all; a desire to know that our lives matters and that we each have a gift to reveal and share with the world. The workshop will teach participants to be present, to live in the mystery of life and love it, to balance and heal relationships, to create space for silence and listening, to be a conscious director of life’s energy, to realize purpose, and to make every moment sacred. The morning service is free of charge, and the mindfulness presentation is $25 if paid prior to October 27, and $30 on the day of the event. The Center for Spiritual Living is located at 2 SW 12th Avenue in Boca Raton. For more information, please call 561-368-8248.
Everglades University Opens Enrollment for Marine Resources Management
verglades University (EU) is excited to announce they are now enrolling for their new program, the Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Marine Resources Management. EU’s new program offering aligns with its other green and sustainable programs, including its Bachelor of Science Degrees with majors in Alternative and Renewable Energy Management, Environmental Policy and Management, and Land and Energy Management. The BS in Marine Resources Management provides the opportunity for students who wish to apply specific knowledge of marine, coastal and wetlands areas to the business of managing the natural resources found in these ecologies. Sensitive to the growing need for both public and private entities to be environmentally responsible, EU seeks to prepare its graduates with the knowledge and skills that will help them successfully negotiate business, science and policy concerns, and position them to drive ethical and sustainable decision-making. The growing need for trained professionals in these fields is rising at a faster than average rate. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics (NBLS) anticipates that employment opportunities for environmental scientists and specialists will grow eight percent in the next 10 years as a result of “heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment” (www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-andsocial-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm). For more information and to enroll, call 888-772-6077or visit EvergladesUniversity.edu/courses/marine-resources-management/.
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Free Yoga Teacher Training Information session and Meditation
imply Yoga of Delray Beach will be hosting a Free Yoga Teacher Training Information session and Meditation on Saturday, November 9th, 4-5 pm. Come learn about the 200 hr Training program beginning January 2020, followed by a healing meditation. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Jacobson Family Food Pantry. Palm Beach County has the highest percentage of food insecure individuals and children in South Florida, 15.1% of the population or 202,100 people; 69% qualify for SNAP (Food Stamps) and other federal nutrition programs. Therefore, 31% rely on emergency food assistance programs like Jacobson Family Food Pantry to help meet their basic needs. The Food Pantry serves 600 households and has distributed 175, 000 pounds of food over the last year. Simply Yoga of Delray Beach believes in SEVA
(service) and giving back to the community. Simply Yoga is an inviting, warm and friendly Yoga studio and makes Yoga accessible to anybody and everyone, no matter the age or ability. This studio has been in Delray Beach for over 13 years and promotes health and wellness on every level and encourages people to make the connection of Body, Mind, and Spirit- the true meaning of Yoga, Union. With over 40 classes a week specializing in Restorative, Gentle Hatha, Yin, Hatha Flow and facilitating monthly Yoga Nidra Meditations, Sound Bowl Healing Meditations & other Specialty Playshops, as well as Teacher Training, there is something for everyone. Their goal is to strengthen the mind, body and spirit of every student and to provide a nurturing environment where yoga is accessible to all. Please join them on November 9th 4-5 pm to learn
about their Yoga Teacher training and participate in a healing meditation. They will be hosting Free Meditation and Breath classes Wednesdays, 12:301:30 pm with donations to the Jacobson Family Food Pantry throughout the month of November. All levels welcome. Come learn and practice how to meditate and donate what you can. You can feel good about doing something to benefit yourself, while at the same time, helping a very worthy cause. Sessions will be led by Fabienne C. Grossman, RD,LD, E-RYT-500, YACEPÂŽ,Yoga, Meditation and Wellness Instructor & 200 hr RYT Training Program Director at Simply Yoga of Delray Beach, located at 2275 S. Federal Hwy, Suite 150, Delray Beach, FL 33483. For more information call 561-735-7172 or email www.simplyyogadelray.com.
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THE POWER OF OUR OWN BREATH Inhale love, Exhale gratitude
o you hold your breath in stressful situations? Do you find yourself throughout the day forgetting to breath? Many of us do. Breath connects us to life. We all breath, right? Since our first breath, as we entered the world, we have been breathing. In reality, most of us are only using around 20-30% of our lung capacity. We are not taking full diaphragmatic breaths. We don’t really give our breathing much thought unless we begin to have respiratory issues such as asthma, emphysema or other life threatening respiratory disorders. More than food and water, our breath is most important to our livelihood. Every breath we take is a gift. As we open up and connect with our breath, the same measure opens up in our lives. This is the gift that we receive though the practice of Transformational Breath®. The gift of joy, peace and fullness of life. Transformational Breath® is a powerful holistic healing system that is able to reach all levels of our being; body, mind and spirit. It teaches us how to take a full conscious and connected breath. This type of breath work is powerful, for as we begin to breath fully with our diaphragm, our breath goes deeply into our body so we can experience the healing we have been looking for. There are many benefits through practicing Transformational Breath®. These benefits include improve physical health, cleared emotional pain, enhanced mental clarity and a stronger connection to self and spirit.
THE THREE LEVELS OF TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH®
The first level of Transformational Breath® is Physical. Transformational Breath® educates us on an individual basis on how to breath properly and more fully with our diaphragm, which is the muscle of respiration. It is important to learn how to have a full connected and relaxed breath. This simple and natural way of breathing fully will give you many health benefits such as increased oxygenation throughout your body, improved energy levels, stimulate circulation and detoxification, balance the five systems of flow (arterial, venous, nerve, lymph and Qi) throughout the body which will improve the functioning of many of your internal organs. The second level of Transformational Breath® is Emotional and Mental. Your intentional breath will help you to explore emotional holdings that create physical stress, pain and disease. If you change your breath you can change your life, and even stop or prevent anxiety or panic attacks. Your breath is a practical and easy tool that is always with you. Breathing deeply creates the space for our unresolved emotional issues to be resolved permanently. Have you ever heard of the saying that “our issues are in our tissues?” What this means is that we store our emotions in our bodies. In cognitive talk therapy you can talk about your issues for years without any resolve as you are not getting into the emotions that are stored deep in your body tissue. The breath takes you there. It has been said that one
breath session is like two years of talk therapy. That’s how efficient your own breath is for deep emotional and mental healing. In Quantum physics there is a law called “the law of entrainment”. The high vibration of your own breath which is essentially life force energy or Qi will naturally go into the areas of lower vibration in the body to raise the frequency. With the Breath, any unresolved emotions that are causing pain and suffering will naturally be raised to a higher frequency and will be integrated once and for all. It is so important to release sadness, anger or fear in our tissues. If we don’t they cause stagnation in our body and continues to create more pain and disharmony in our lives. Pain is a sign that something is out of balance, so listen to your body as pain is your body’s way of getting your attention. The third level of Transformational Breath® is Spiritual. A full connected breath creates a space within you so you can connect more deeply with your own inner beliefs and values. You will be free to live in the present moment and be all that you are meant to be. As your internal vibration begins to elevate you will experience the frequency of love and your life will reflect that with an over all sense of well being. You will be in the flow of life as your life is a reflection of your open and connected breath. I facilitate Transformational Breath® Workshops each month in various locations all around Palm Beach County. I invite you to come and breath with me soon! To find out where I am hosting my next offering please call office 561762-4273 or visit my Business Facebook Page www.facebook.com/AgapeHealingArts/ May we all aspire to our highest healing through our own Breath. Let’s breath in all our good so we can live a life of balance and harmony. It is time! Dr. Bella Lauren AP, DOM Holistic Physician, Herbalist & Midwife. Specializing in Women's Wellness from Menarche to Menopause AGAPE HEALING ARTS 385 Tequesta Dr Suite 4 Tequesta FL 33469 www.AgapeHealingArts.com www.YoniDivine.com www.BellaBirthing.com
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November 23-24, 2019 Saturday 9AM—6PM, Sunday 10AM—5PM Over 80 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.
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exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few. Hourly door prizes awarded both days and a show Grand Prize Drawing and several other drawings will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History. We will also have speakers.
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.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate Seaman Roseny Joseph, left, from West Palm Beach, Fla., and U.S. Navy Capt. Kevin Lane, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), pose for a photo after cutting the ceremonial birthday cake celebrating the Navy's 244th birthday. The John P. Murtha is participating in KAMANDAG 3, a Philippine-led, with participation from Japan, designed to increase counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief capabilities through military exchanges that strengthen partnership and the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the Indo-Pacific region. KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase "Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat," which translates to "Cooperation of Warriors of the Sea," highlighting the partnership between the U.S. and the Philippine militaries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom)
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ere we are again. The time of year when we pause and give thanks for all of the wonderful people, places and things in our lives. Why have we been blessed to receive all of these wonderful gifts? Where did they come from? Have you read The Lost Choice by Andy Andrews? He is one of my favorite inspirational authors. He writes about how to live our lives with greater meaning and purpose. Though published more than ten years ago, The Lost Choice is a message of hope and promise as powerful today as the day it first appeared in print. Maybe you’ve heard of ‘The Butterfly Effect’? The idea is that seemingly small choices or actions, like the flapping of a butterfly’s wings, over time can have profound effects, such as a storm forming on the other side of the globe. Through Mae Mae, a wonderful character in The Lost Choice, Andrews explains how important our choices are: “Most folks don’t see how important they are . . . how much they matter to all of us. So they never choose to do somethin’ special with their lives. And not makin’ a choice? That is a choice . . . a lost one.”
Reading it, I began to think about all the people in my life to give thanks for. Remembering choices I had made, and how I came to them. Over forty years ago a friend of mine was visiting me in college. She said she was excited to share something amazing with me a friend of hers had shared with her. That “thing” was reflexology, and after my first session, I was smitten. I found a class at Hippocrates Health Institute, run by Ann Wigmore, who considered reflexology the key to better health. I started giving reflexology to anyone who would let me, and eventually was able to start a full-time practice. So many people I “touched” wanted to learn how to perform reflexology that I later created a series of reflexology training programs. Now, looking back, I realize that I have trained thousands of reflexologists who have touched the feet of hundreds of thousands of others. Based on the material I developed for my courses, I wrote a book about reflexology that is now in the hands of over half a million people in several languages around the world. All I did was make an inspired choice to share something profound that I loved with others. My friend’s friend had shared it with her (who knows how many more people were in the chain before
them). My friend then shared it with me. I started sharing reflexology with others, many of whom started sharing reflexology with still others. It really took on a life of its own - The Butterfly Effect in action! That is what The Lost Choice is talking about. Choosing to “do somethin’ special” with our lives, and seeing how those choices affect the lives of so many others. Give thanks to all of those who made choices that brought you all the wonderful things you have in your life today. Make your own inspired choices and then take action, and watch the ripples spread throughout your life and the lives of those you touch. What choices do you feel inspired to make today? Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, world-renowned Holistic Reflexologist and author of the best-selling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology, offers private sessions in Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life Coaching and Foot, Hand, Face & Ear Reflexology Training and Continuing Education Programs in Boynton Beach beginning November 17th. Learn more about how Laura Norman Reflexology can transform your life and your career at www.lauranorman.com Call 561-272-1220 • Text: 917-331-0428
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Switching to organics has quick payoffs, reducing agrochemicals in the body by 94 percent within a month, Japanese researchers report. They tested the urine of study participants looking for six neonicotinoid insecticides and another substance generated as a result of their decomposition in the human body. “I think the research results are almost without precedent and are highly valuable in that they present actual measurement values showing that you can dramatically reduce the content levels of agrochemicals in your body simply by changing the way you select vegetable products,” commented Nobuhiko Hoshi, a professor of animal molecular morphology with the Kobe University. Another study from researchers at the University of California at Berkeley studied 16 children and showed that one week after switching to an organic diet, malathion pesticide urine levels were reduced by 95 percent; clothianidin pesticide levels by 83 percent; and chlorpyrifos pesticide levels by 60 percent.
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Dance to Improve Quality of Life With Dementia Older people with dementia, often viewed as being passive and immobile, responded to simple dance movement lessons with visible humor and imagination and reported a higher quality of life after six sessions, say researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago. The 22 participants between the ages of early 60s and mid-90s had dementia ranging from mild to advanced. They took 10 weekly classes in which the music was “reminiscent” and the movement routines were intuitively easy. “Positive responses such as memory recalling, spontaneous dancing and joking with each other were observed in every session,” reports lead author Ting Choo.
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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is much more than a brilliant scarlet tropical flower: New laboratory research from Canada’s University of Windsor found that a hibiscus flower extract selectively kills off triple-negative breast cancer cells. This is one of the most difficult to treat types that affects 15 to 20 percent of breast cancer patients. Hibiscus is particularly effective when combined with chemotherapy, researchers say, and works as well with very low doses of the chemicals as with higher doses. The flower’s low toxicity and precise targeting of cancer cells also offers hope for long-term treatment. Previous studies have shown hibiscus to be effective on prostate cancer, leukemia, gastric cancer and human squamous cell carcinoma.
Caffeine has been the subject of controversy among the one in six adults worldwide that suffer from periodic migraines: Some say it triggers symptoms, while others report it wards them off. A new study from Harvard and two other teaching hospitals of 98 migraine sufferers used six weeks of daily journals to investigate the link and found that drinking up to two servings of caffeinated beverages a day had little effect, but three or more raised the odds of a headache that day or the next. Among people that rarely drank such beverages, even one or two servings increased the odds of having a headache that day. A serving was defined as eight ounces or one cup of caffeinated coffee, six ounces of tea, a 12-ounce can of soda or a twoounce can of an energy drink.
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Try Acupuncture for Pain-Free Sleep Chronic pain, affecting 10 to 25 percent of adults, disturbs sleep for two-thirds of them, increasing the risk of depression and aggravating pain symptoms. Chinese researchers analyzed nine studies of 944 chronic-pain patients and found that acupuncture treatments were significantly better than drugs at helping patients sleep. It also improved their quality of sleep as self-measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and lowered their scores of perceived pain.
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Help Avoid Skin Cancer With Vitamin A Using the three-decade longitudinal health records of about 123,000 men and women from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, researchers from Brown University found that people with diets rich in vitamin A had a significantly reduced risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) skin cancer, which occurs in 7 to 11 percent of the population. “We found that higher intake of total vitamin A, retinol and several individual carotenoids, including beta cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin, was associated with lower risk of SCC,” wrote the authors.
Pass Up Sugary Drinks for a Strong Liver
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Sugar-sweetened drinks, already linked to weight gain, diabetes and heart disease, carry another risk: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In a meta-review published in the European Journal of Nutrition, Iranian researchers analyzed six high-quality studies that included 6,326 men and women and 1,361 cases of NAFLD. They found those that drank the most sugary drinks had a 40 percent higher risk of developing the disease compared to those that consumed the least. Sugary drinks include soda, cola, tonic, fruit punch, lemonade, sweetened, powdered drinks, and sports and energy drinks.
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California Bans Fur Trapping
California has enacted a ban on fur trapping for animal pelts, making it the first state to outlaw a centuries-old livelihood that was intertwined with the rise of the Western frontier. The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 prohibits commercial and recreational trapping on both public and private lands. Legislators are considering proposals to ban the sale of all fur products, including fur coats, and to outlaw the use of animals in any circus in the state, with the exception of domesticated horses, dogs and cats. 20
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The nonprofit MomsAcrossAmerica.org (MAA) has launched its Moms Across America Gold Standard, a multi-tiered verification program for food, beverages and supplements that creates a simple, trustworthy resource for consumers while encouraging best practices by suppliers. It will be awarded to those brands that have achieved superior levels of organic practices and ecofriendly procedures, and is intended to make it simple for people to choose the healthiest products and use their wallets to take a stand against unhealthy alternatives and unethical business practices. The standard also provides a path for companies that know better and do better to prosper by shifting the buying power of millions of dedicated mothers behind their products.
Fracking Linked to Global Warming
As methane concentrations increase in the atmosphere, evidence points to shale oil and gas as the probable source, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken steps to stop regulating it. New Cornell University research published in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union, suggests that the methane released by high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has different characteristics than the methane from conventional natural gas and other fossil fuels such as coal. About two-thirds of all new gas production over the last decade has been shale gas produced in the U.S. and Canada, says the paper’s author, Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and environmental biology: “If we can stop pouring methane into the atmosphere, it will dissipate. It goes away pretty quickly compared to carbon dioxide. It’s the low-hanging fruit to slow global warming.”
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In a northern India district, regulators require that applicants for gun licenses, in addition to normal background checks, must plant 10 trees and submit selfies as photographic evidence of having done so. To mark World Environment Day in June, Chander Gaind, the deputy commissioner of the district of Ferozepur in Punjab State, had an idea. “I thought about how much Punjabi people love guns,” he says. “We receive hundreds of applications for gun licenses from this district every year. Maybe I could get them to love caring for the environment, too.” India has more than 3.3 million active gun licenses. Tajinder Singh, 47, a farmer in the district, says he wants to protect himself from wild animals and bands of armed robbers.
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The U.S. Department of the Interior is effecting significant changes that weaken how the Endangered Species Act is implemented, a move critics fear will allow for more oil and gas drilling on land that is currently habitat-protected, and will limit how much regulators consider the impacts of the climate crisis. The changes affect how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration consider whether species qualify for protections, as well as how the agencies determine what habitats deserve special protections. It could make it more difficult to factor in the impact of climate change on species.
Myriad companies are pledging to make their products and packaging more sustainable, including the multinational food and drink giant Nestlé, which announced in January that it is committed to using 100 percent recyclable packaging for its candy by 2025. Miniature KitKat chocolate bars from its Japan confectionery branch will be wrapped in paper instead of plastic, with instructions for how to fashion it, post-snack, into the iconic origami crane, a traditional Japanese messenger of thoughts and wishes. Nestlé hopes that this will guarantee the paper remains in use longer rather than be disposed of immediately.
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Alaskan Sea Ice Melting Faster
Sea ice along northern Alaska disappeared far earlier than normal this spring, alarming coastal residents that rely on wildlife and fish. The ice melted as a result of exceptionally warm water temperatures extending far out into the ocean. The last five years have produced the warmest sea-surface temperatures on record in the region, contributing to record low sea ice levels.
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Health Care Sector Impacts Climate
A new study by the international nonprofit Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), in collaboration with Arup, a British multinational professional services firm, claims that if the global health care sector were a country, it would be the fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet. It provides, for the first time, an estimate of health care’s global climate footprint. Josh Karliner, HCWH international director of program and strategy and report co-author, says, “The health sector needs to transition to clean, renewable energy and deploy other primary prevention strategies to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.” November 2019 21
Phoenix, which had 128 days at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit last year, is one of the hottest and fastestwarming cities in the U.S., and most American cities are expected to drastically heat up in the next decades with heat waves and tripledigit days. In the Valley of the Sun, work and play are shifting into the cooler hours. Neighborhoods are active at dawn and dusk when residents hike, jog and paddleboard. Last year, heat caused or contributed to the deaths of 182 people in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix. Ariane Middel, a professor of urban climate at Arizona State University, says, “We are almost a living laboratory. We can test strategies and see different ways to keep adapting and mitigating. By the time it gets hot in other places, they can take what we have learned here.”
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Farmer Cannon Michael left more than 100 acres of ripe cantaloupes unharvested last year because he couldn’t sell them for enough to cover the cost of labor, packing and shipping. According to a new study from Santa Clara University, in California, about one-third of edible produce remains unharvested in the fields, where it rots and gets plowed under. Most research on food loss and food waste has focused on post-harvest, retail and consumer levels. The new study offers a far more accurate look at on-farm food loss by relying on in-field measurements. ReFED, a coalition of nonprofits, businesses and government agencies that fight food loss and food waste, estimates that 21 percent of water, 18 percent of cropland and 19 percent of fertilizer in the U.S. are dedicated to food that is never eaten.
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Eco-Practices Grow on Winter Slopes
From mountain peaks to base lodges, many alpine ski resorts are working to reduce the environmental impact of their operations. Skiers will discover that sustainability is the watchword at a growing number of facilities, with a focus on reducing energy usage and cutting back on waste. In Vermont, Killington Resort uses four offsite solar farms, as well as the AllEarth Solar tracking system that rotates panels using GPS technology to produce enough energy to run all the lifts for the resort and nearby Pico Mountain for the entire season (Killington.com). To prepare for this winter, Bromley Mountain upgraded its snowmaking system with state-of-theart, variable-frequency drive motors to conserve energy. Stratton Mountain Resort will now offer drinking straws by request only and feature a bamboo option; retail shops have switched to bags made of 100 percent recycled paper.
Aspen Snowmass, in Colorado, has begun using a dirtbased pipe at its Buttermilk section to reduce snowmaking, saving more than $15,000 in electricity and 4 million gallons of water each year. Winter Park has installed a small wind turbine at the top of Parsenn Bowl to power its lift shack there. Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain and Purgatory are among the many resorts in the state that offer carpooling incentives for skiers (ColoradoSki.com). After pledging in January to expand on energyefficient operations, seven state ski trade associations—Ski Vermont, Colorado Ski Country USA, Ski Utah, Ski California, Ski Areas of New York, Ski New Mexico and the Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association—along with 70-plus other organizations and companies of the Outdoor Business Climate Partnership gathered on Capitol Hill in May to “advocate for immediate and bipartisan climate action, specifically, putting a price on carbon” (SnowSports.org). Families can forego the expenses, travel time and Earth impacts of alpine skiing by turning to the cross-country version. A few inches of snow and strapping on longer, thinner skis can transform a flat or gently hilly park, wooded trail or spacious backyard into a quiet, serene, eco-playground. “This low-impact exercise delivers amazing cardiovascular benefits, works all the major muscle groups, challenges your balance, keeps your joints healthy and is good for your mental health,” according to CrossCountrySkiColorado.com.
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In reality, going to bed is the best me-time we can have.
CHASING ZZZZZs How to Put Insomnia to Rest
ossing and turning most of the night while obsessing about the need for sleep is a torture we all go through every now and then, but for the 40 percent of Americans dealing with current or chronic insomnia, it can be a regular nightmare. In fact, 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of sleep disorder, according to the American Sleep Association. The causes are multi-faceted: stress, pharmaceutical side effects, hormonal imbalances, chronic pain, anxiety and too much caffeine all fuel the insomnia loop. Add to that the overstimulation from 24/7 technology, social pressures and unresolved emotional pain, and it’s easy to see why long, hard, sleepless nights have become a worldwide epidemic. The effects are profound. Compromised sleep not only leads to decreased quality of life, malnourished relationships, a heightened risk of accidents and inferior job performance, but also lowered immunity and chronic inflammation, raising the odds of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, weight gain and diabetes. About 90 percent of people diagnosed with depression also experience sleep deprivation, and many antidepressant medications can disrupt the ability to fall asleep and dream. However, a number of natural and ho24
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listic approaches can provide lasting results without undesirable side effects. Along with tried-and-true methods like acupuncture, therapeutic massage and changes in diet and exercise, the National Sleep Foundation recommends mindful breathing and meditation. New options are emerging to help foster quality sleep, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), non-psychoactive CBD oil and lifestyle changes supporting a healthy circadian rhythm.
Body and Mind, a Tangled Web
Psychological, emotional and physical health all play a role in our ability—or inability—to get a good night’s rest. “Not sleeping well is a sign of a deeper imbalance that needs to be addressed. So, if we’re masking the problem with medication, the underlying cause remains unaddressed,” says Elina Winnel, a sleep coach who works online with clients at TheSleepExpert.com. “Insomnia is a complex issue that has psychological components, but is also affected by deeper mechanisms, including an imbalance between the two main branches of the autonomic nervous system.” The intricate connection between emotion and sleep-robbing stress hormones explains why insomniacs are often caught in an undertow of racing thoughts and preoc-
cupations. Says Winnel, “Stress has become the norm, and most people don’t even realize they’re in that state. This produces stress hormones and can prevent the natural process of sleep from occurring.” Stress also depletes vitamin B and magnesium levels necessary for quality sleep, she adds. Cindy Davies, owner of the Holistic Sleep Center, in Ferndale, Michigan, has similar views on the role emotion plays in troubled sleep patterns. “We’re chronically suppressing our feelings throughout the day. Our inability to address these emotions culminates in a night spent in bed awake with fears and worries,” she says. “Pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion can help defend ourselves against dealing with feelings or memories, but impairs our ability to sleep restfully or restoratively.”
Resetting Inherent Rhythms
Circadian rhythm, our biological clock, is a cellular marvel that is affected by light and internal changes in temperature. Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, explains that it’s helpful to have a circadian rhythm aligned with societal norms so that we’re sleepy at bedtime and active during daylight hours. “When a person’s circadian rhythm is delayed, they will have trouble
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falling asleep at a regular bedtime, and when it’s advanced, experience sleepiness too early in the evening and then [have] early morning awakenings.” Circadian rhythm regulates digestion, cellular repair, hormones and many other functions. It also slows down the metabolism during night hours, helping us to stay asleep. “The circadian rhythm can be disrupted by many factors, including traveling to a different time zone, shift work and exposure to blue light late at night while binge-watching your favorite series,” says Winnel. Our natural hormonal rhythms are wired to release melatonin at certain times,
allowing us to rest frequently during the day. Davies explains that an adult’s body is designed for periods of rest every 90 minutes. “Most people don’t have the opportunity to rest every 90 minutes, but if we were able to, we’d be going to bed in a state of rest, instead of exhaustion,” she says. Our bodies start producing melatonin around 9 p.m., when we should already be winding down, but too often we push ourselves to stay up to watch TV or have “me-time”, says Davies. “In reality, going to bed is the best me-time we can have.” Herbalist and licensed psychotherapist Jenn J. Allen, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, adds, “People spend up to 10 hours a day on
Stress has become the norm, and most people don’t even realize they’re in that state. This produces stress hormones and can prevent the natural process of sleep from occurring. ~Elina Winnel
For healthy circadian rhythm and melatonin cycles, try:
4 Shutting off all screen devices, including the TV, two hours before going to bed 4 Going to bed when you get that 9 p.m. slump and just taping a favorite show 4 Walking barefoot and feeling the earth 4 Spending quality time outside in sunlight, preferably in a natural setting 4 Taking nourishing baths with natural soaps, lavender essential oil or herbs 4 Designating certain time slots to not answer the phone or answer emails 4 Exercising regularly and not within three hours of bedtime 4 Taking a break from work every 90 minutes for two minutes of slow, deep breathing 4 Breaking the caffeine habit by replacing coffee and tea with healthier alternatives
For emotional components of insomnia, try:
4 Going on a “worry fast” for five or 10 minutes, and then practice doing it for an hour or a full day 4 Reserving time with loved ones for in-person conversations and get-togethers 4 Checking in with yourself and acknowledging all emotions and fears without judgment 4 Setting aside ambitions for a day to recharge 4 Sleeping in without guilt—shopping and running errands can wait 4 Choosing not to compare your life with others
electronic devices, which directly impacts melatonin production and stimulates the fight-or-flight response system in the brain.”
Two Sides of Every Brain
Smartphones and social media have piled even more on our plate, even if we enjoy them. “We’re expected to be constantly ‘on’ and reachable 24/7,” observes Winnel. “This leads to an excessive reliance on our sympathetic nervous system and difficulty switching brainwave states from beta—associated with alertness—to theta and delta, which we experience during sleep. Through practice and specific exercises, it can become easier for us to reach the state of mind needed to nod off.” To support healthier sleep patterns, Winnel emphasizes the importance of using both hemispheres of the brain while awake. “Particularly in our professional lives, logical and rational processes are rewarded, while creativity is seen as optional. This can cause a chronic imbalance in the way we use the two hemispheres of our brain. Optimal sleep requires equalized functioning in the neurological structures that are unique to each hemisphere.” Mindful breathing and alternate-nostril yogic breathwork can also bring harmony to both hemispheres of the brain and promote deep relaxation.
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Chronic pain can also prevent sound sleep. Allen stresses, “It’s important to understand what is actually causing pain and what type of pain it is. Some chronic pain comes from postural issues or injuries, so massage, chiropractic or gentle movement like yoga can help to drastically reduce the intensity of pain.” Identifying nutritional deficiencies and supporting the nervous system is also key. “Plants work both physiologically and energetically. Gentle nervine herbs like oats or chamomile can help to soothe the nervous system, and are effective for children and teens. Adaptogenic plants are known historically for helping the body to resist physical, chemical or biological stresses. Tulsi and ashwagandha, when taken consistently, can be useful in helping adults to combat stress,” Allen says, reminding us to also check with November 2019 25
Learning New Tricks
Many sleep-seeking people are reaping the benefits from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). The American College
People spend up to 10 hours a day on electronic devices, which directly impacts melatonin production and stimulates the fight-or-flight response system in the brain. ~Jenn J. Allen of Physicians recommends it as the firstline therapy for insomnia ahead of medication, citing that it improves sleep and daytime functioning in 70 to 80 percent of treated persons, often without supplemental
medication. A meta-analysis published in The Journal of the American Medical Association in 2015 shows that CBT-I can resolve insomnia for 35 percent of people with sleeplessness linked to existing medical and psychiatric conditions such as fibromyalgia or PTSD. CBT-I helps to change long-held patterns. “CBT includes keeping sleep logs, improving sleep hygiene, learning ways to decrease anxiety and how to associate the bed as a place where we sleep well, instead of the maladaptive thinking that it’s a place to toss and turn,” says Silberman. CBT can also be helpful for chronic pain and other physical problems when underlying issues are treated in conjunction. A good night’s rest is indeed possible. Davies says, “In order to really change our ability to sleep, we need a complete cultural mindset shift that prioritizes sleep and our need to rest.” Marlaina Donato is the author of several books and a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.
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a healthcare professional to avoid contraindications. Going for that extra cup of coffee during the day or pouring a drink or two in the evening are habits that only exacerbate sleep issues. “Caffeine suppresses our body’s ability to feel tired, not by giving us energy, but by increasing the production of adrenaline and suppressing the production of melatonin. Alcohol, like some prescription medications, can interfere with our ability to fall asleep, sleep deeply and experience dreaming states,” cautions Davies. CBD oil derived from the cannabis plant is an effective pain-reducer and helps to regulate healthy sleep patterns. Cannabidiol (CBD), which does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the chemical substance in marijuana responsible for inducing a high, is available as capsules, inhalers and tinctures.
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ANTIQUES RISING Discovering the Green in ‘Brown’ Furniture
by Yvette C. Hammett
ast food and fast fashion are common in this amped-up world. There’s also fast furniture—the kind that often comes in a box, assembly required. It’s made of particle board held together by toxic chemicals; it is often flimsy and it’s consuming forests at an alarming rate. But millennials love it. That’s why they’re sometimes called the IKEA generation. “Your grandmother’s big sideboard and armoire are hard to sell,” says Todd Merrill, owner of the Todd Merrill Studio, a furniture and design gallery in New York City. “We have changed the way we live. Our houses are laid out differently—no more formal dining rooms. I think people are less inventive about how to repurpose, reuse and restore.” Grandma’s treasures, once passed down for generations, are largely passé. The new word for antiques is “brown furniture”; prices have plummeted 60 to 80 percent in two decades, say industry experts. The youngsters want no part of them, even though they are hand crafted out of solid wood extracted from old-growth forests that took centuries to mature. Large retail chains cater to strong
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consumer demand for disposable furniture, and it is driving a great deal of deforestation, according to the Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers & Thinkers (ALERT). IKEA’s own figures show that it uses 1 percent of the world’s commercial wood supply a year to manufacture these throwaway pieces. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that 9,690 tons of furniture—both fast and slow—ended up in the nation’s landfills in 2015, the latest year for which statistics have been published. The trend is at odds with millennials’ notable environmental sensibilities—and they do put a premium on authentic, handmade items and companies with social impact—so experts say the tide may be turning. Like the growing Slow Food movement, “slow” furniture enjoys a sense of character and provenance that doesn’t come in a box. When Merrill opened his furniture studio in 2000, it consisted of half pristine antiques and half mid-century modern furniture. He quickly saw a trend of people snapping up the mid-century and leaving the handcrafted antiques behind. “I pulled things out of trash heaps in the Upper East
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Side. People came in and started snatching up all the vintage modern.” Merrill’s vintage offerings now focus on mid-century modern and upcycled, repurposed furnishings, something the millennials have taken to. The kids will continue to come around, he says. “If you go around Brooklyn, people are reusing and recycling antique furniture. With the antique market hitting bottom, it is hard to ignore it. As it bottoms out, kids are going to come back to these things.” There can be a cool factor in reusing something that is old, unique and odd, he added. “Oddity and ugliness is kind of in fashion right now.” Alex Geriner, of Doorman Designs, in New Orleans, began upcycling out of necessity. He had little money to furnish his 19thcentury apartment. His need quickly became a business when the furnishings he created out of old wood pieces began flying out the door. “I think for millennials—I am a millennial—they want something with a story tied to it, some sort of bigger meaning. My generation is all about experiences. If they can say, ‘I found this in a dumpster’ or ‘in a roadside flea market,’ any story is an investment for millennials.” Terry Gorsuch, whose side business in Dolores, Colorado, Rustique ReInvintage, involves salvaging old theater chairs, church pews and other novel items, upcycling them and selling them for a tidy profit, says, “There is nothing special about a coffee table from IKEA. All our pieces have a story. They’re from a 1936 theater or an 1895 Grange Hall where farmers and ranchers met.” Gorsuch says he already has some “hipster” millennials buying items like old lockers or other odd pieces that they mix and match. “When you take something and put it back to use, you get a feeling of satisfaction,” he says. “The informality of today allows for the mix-and-match thing,” Merrill says. “Take an old door and repurpose it … Put it up in your house or upcycle it into a table. “What we are missing in our homes is character,” he says. “Repurposing is a very good thing to do.”
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long with annual flu season warnings, there’s more news than usual on the dangers of microbes and transmittable diseases, including recent domestic measles outbreaks and the rise of resistant bacteria from the improper use of antibiotics. In his latest book released earlier this year, More Deadly than War: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War, Kenneth C. Davis describes the worldwide epidemic that killed millions only a century ago and warns of a potential relapse. Davis is also the author of In the Shadow of Liberty, an American Library Association Notable Book and a finalist for the Youth Adult Library Service Association Award for Excellence in Nonfiction. His New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Don’t Know Much About book series for both adults and children makes many, sometimes esoteric facts and figures on history, The Bible, the universe, geography and other subjects come alive. Davis is a TED-Ed educator whose lectures are globally available online.
What inspired you to tackle this deadly subject?
My editor had the flu and mentioned that her grandmother died of the Spanish Flu. I said that’s a fascinating subject. She said if you ever want to write about it, I’d love to know, and it was around the time that I was beginning to think about the 100th anniversary of the flu and the end of World War I. These were two extraordinary moments in modern human history that many people don’t understand.
What makes the Spanish Flu epidemic relevant today?
It was the most extraordinary pandemic in modern times, the worst since the Black Plague. So many aspects of the story can teach us lessons, like the role of propaganda that created the circumstances that allowed the flu to flourish, politicians ignoring sound science. In Philadelphia in September of 1918, the health commissioner was warned not to allow a big parade that was meant to sell war bonds. He did, and 200,000 people crowded the streets. Two days later, there was not a hospital bed left in the city. It was that sudden and explosive gathering of mass numbers of people that lit
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the fuse for a tremendous flu bomb to explode. It’s important to understand the connection between science and history. Often, we treat history as a collection of dates, battles and speeches, and we don’t connect with what was going in the scientific and medical world, but these things are always closely linked together. Disease has always been more deadly than war, and that makes it more relevant than ever, because there are crises and conflict zones all over the world today. The situation is ripe for that explosion of another infectious disease.
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We should not. It’s dangerous to be complacent. All too often, there’s a cost in disregarding sound medical advice—what we know to be true—because we might have heard something else, and this is truer than ever with social media. The nature of the flu virus, of infectious diseases, is that they change, evolve and mutate rapidly like the Spanish Flu did.
Why do you write, “Another pandemic is a distinct possibility”?
Such pandemic diseases are often diseases of crowds. We live in a world that’s more crowded, where high-speed transportation is much more readily capable of spreading a pandemic. When we have a world in which scientific risks and information is disregarded, that’s when we have the possibility of another pandemic. Then there’s climate change. We are living in a world that’s wetter and warmer. This breeds the possibilities for more disease. When we weaken guardrails, when we don’t fund science and disease prevention properly, we take great risks.
What do you think about the stronger enforcement of vaccinations because of measles outbreaks?
We’ve had the largest outbreak of measles in decades, and it’s a disease we thought we had pretty much defeated a long time ago. But because of the spread of misinformation, rumors and unverified scientific medical information, we have a dangerous outbreak of measles in this country. People have traveled to places where there were no vaccinations, then return home. This is a clear and very present danger of the “anti-vaxx” movement, as it’s called. It ignores long-established, peer-reviewed science over decades and unfortunately, we are in a time when someone with a megaphone or microphone or another platform can reach a lot of people with a lot of very dangerous information. We ignore sound science at great peril. Randy Kambic, of Estero, Florida, is a freelance writer and editor.
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The Happy Thyroid Seven Ways to Keep It Humming by Ronica O’Hara
uch of our day-to-day well-being—how energetic we feel, how clear our thinking is and how our body processes food—is governed by the activity of the butterfly-shaped, thumbsized thyroid gland at the base of the throat. When it’s working as it should, life is good. However, about one in eight Americans suffers from a malfunctioning thyroid, and women are five to eight times more likely than men to face the consequences. It’s a delicate balancing act. A thyroid that produces too few hormones makes us feel sluggish and constipated. We gain weight easily, have muscle cramps and experience heavy periods. Hypothyroidism, as it’s called, is linked to chronic fatigue syndrome, infertility and autism in newborns. A 2013 study published in Annals of Neurology found that pregnant women deficient in thyroid hormone are four times more likely than healthy women to produce a child with autism. If the thyroid produces too many 32
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hormones, we suffer from hyperthyroidism with a racing heart, irritability, light periods, unexplained weight loss and insomnia; it can lead to hardening of the arteries and heart failure later in life, according to a study in Circulation Research. The good news is that there are simple and effective strategies that can optimize thyroid function and avoid these potential health setbacks, say experts. Their recommendations:
Keep up mineral levels. The
thyroid needs iodine to churn out hormones, and usually iodized salt or sea salt with natural iodine can supply most of our daily needs of 150 micrograms. Sardines, shrimp, seaweed, yogurt, eggs and capers are also rich in iodine. However, too much of a good thing can tip the balance in the other direction, so practice moderation with super-charged iodine foods like cranberries: A four-ounce serving contains twice the daily requirement. In addition, our
percent of the conversion of inactive thyroid hormone (T4) into active hormone (T3) takes place in our gut, which makes “good” bacteria critically important. Andrea Beaman, a New York City health coach and author of Happy Healthy Thyroid: The Essential Steps to Healing Naturally, recommends probiotics like cultured vegetables, kimchi, sauerkraut and sourdough bread, as well as prebiotics like root vegetables, plantain, burdock and dandelion root.
Filter drinking water. “Fluoride and chlorine are elements that can block the absorption of iodine into the thyroid,” says Elizabeth Boham, M.D., a functional medicine doctor at the UltraWellness Center, in Lenox, Massachusetts. A reverse-osmosis filter or a high-end pitcher filter will remove chlorine, as well as fluoride, which British researchers have linked to a 30 percent higher rate of hypothyroidism.
Detox cosmetics. Phthalates are endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in cosmetics, nail polish and shampoos; they are also in plastic toys, and 3-year-old girls exposed to phthalates have shown depressed thyroid function, Columbia University scientists report. Research cosmetics and find toxin-free alternatives at the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. (ewg.org/ skindeep).
Poses such as plow pose, fish pose, boat pose and cobra can improve blood circulation to the thyroid gland, which is imperative for its health.
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Wake up easy. About 85 percent of thyroid diseases
involve an underactive thyroid, says Beaman, adding that it is often the body’s pushback against frenzied, stressful lifestyles: “The thyroid is literally slowing down—our body is saying, ‘Slow, slow, go slow.’” For a low-key start to the day, she suggests not using an alarm clock if possible, and then doing some long, slow stretching and deep breathing. “It takes just five minutes, and you’re starting the day not in fight-orflight mode, but in a fully relaxed and fully oxygenated body.”
Talk it out. In Eastern philosophy, the thyroid in the throat is located at the fifth chakra, the energy center of expression and communication, Beaman says. If we find ourselves either regularly shouting or choking back our words, “it helps, if you want to support your thyroid on a deep emotional level, to express yourself somehow, some way, to someone somewhere,” such as to a therapist, family member or good friend.
Do yoga asanas. “Poses such as plow pose, fish pose,
boat pose and cobra can improve blood circulation to the thyroid gland, which is imperative for its health,” says Stacy Thewis, a registered nurse, certified wellness coach and gut-brain expert in Mellen, Wisconsin. In a study in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 22 women with hypothyroidism that practiced yoga for six months needed significantly less thyroid medication. Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based natural-health writer. Connect at OHaraRonica@gmail.com.
Help for a Troubled Thyroid
o verify a possible thyroid condition, consult a doctor, endocrinologist, functional medicine doctor or naturopathic doctor. Ask for a range of tests, not only the standard thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test, but also free T4, free T3, thyroid antibodies for autoimmune reactions, and thyroid-releasing hormone (TRH) tests for a full picture. The standard pharmaceutical approach for hypothyroidism, the most common condition, is the synthetic hormone levothyroxine (Levoxyl, Synthroid, Unithroid) that boosts T4 production; but it can cause depression and weight gain, researchers at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center report in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Ask also about Armour Thyroid, derived from animal thyroids, that contains both T3 and T4, and is often preferred by functional medicine doctors. Other testing can uncover a reaction to gluten, which is often linked to thyroid dysfunction. “For many with thyroid issues, gluten can provoke an autoimmune response via celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity,” says registered dietitian nutritionist and health coach Amanda Wikan, of Petaluma, California. If a celiac test is negative, she suggests trying a six-week, gluten-free diet and watching afterward for any signs of non-celiac sensitivity such as headaches, bloating, gas or brain fog.
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ZENFUL EATING Mindful Meals in Quiet Gratitude by April Thompson
n Zen monasteries, the head cook (known as the tenzo) is one of the most important positions a monk can hold; Eihei Dogen, founder of Soto Zen, one of the longest-established sects of Buddhism, said this is “because the position requires wholehearted practice.” In the 13th-century volume Instructions for the Zen Cook, Dogen wrote, “In preparing food, it is essential to be sincere and to respect each ingredient, regardless of how coarse or fine.” Rituals around food are an important element of Buddhism, as with many spiritual traditions. But we don’t have to be a Buddhist or a practiced meditator to learn how to cook more mindfully, enjoy meals more fully and eat in better balance. “Cooking can be a meditation. We cook with all our senses: We taste, touch and listen to determine if the pan is hot enough. You just have to be mindful,” says Jean-Philippe Cyr, author of The Buddhist Chef: 100 Simple, Feel-Good Vegan Recipes. “Cooking is an act of love and generosity, so cooking should be done with care—taking the time to consider the ingredients and overall flavors of the meal, storing the vegetables properly, paying attention while you chop. These things are the foundation of a great meal,” says
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Gesshin Claire Greenwood, an ordained Zen priest in San Francisco. Greenwood trained in Buddhist monasteries in Japan for more than five years, experiences she draws from in her recent memoir and cookbook Just Enough: Vegan Recipes and Stories from Japan’s Buddhist Temples. While vegetarianism is encouraged in all schools of Buddhism and most monasteries abstain from meat, it is not a strict requirement. Cyr, a vegan and practicing Buddhist of 20 years, takes seriously the concept of ahimsa, or “do no harm”, as a chef. “Veganism and Buddhism share the common value of compassion— compassion towards animals, as well as the Earth. Climate change caused by meat consumption causes a lot of harm, too,” says Cyr, of rural Quebec, Canada. The “middle way” is an important Buddhist principle in the kitchen— striking the balance between indulgence and deprivation—the “just enough” in Greenwood’s cookbook title. “It’s important to use enough salt so that the food tastes good, but not so much that it’s overpowering. When we shop for food or eat a meal, we can also pay attention to when we’ve had enough,” she says.
Mindful eating can open up a beautiful new relationship to food, says Jan Chozen Bays, a Zen Buddhist priest and co-abbot of Great Vow Zen Monastery, in Clatskanie, Oregon. “This country is in an epidemic of out-of-balance eating. People are stressed out and fearful about eating, but cooking and eating should be inherently pleasurable human activities,” says Bays, the author of Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. “In Zen practice, mindful rituals help us learn to be present and peaceful during meals.” Mindful eating is not about restrictions, but rather about curiosity and investigation—an adventure for the senses, says Bays. “Research shows that diets don’t work, as they rely on external sources rather than helping you to go inward and tap into the innate wisdom of your body.”
Tuning In at Mealtime Rushing through meals mindlessly, we’ve become deaf to our body’s own signals of satiety, says Bays. “Go to the supermarket when you’re hungry, and head to the perimeter where the real food is and stop and ask your body, ‘Would you like oranges? Would broccoli be good for us?’ Tune into your cellular hunger,” she says. At the Great Vow Zen Monastery, the first morning meal is conducted in silence, along “with a prayer to bring gratitude for the food and to all living beings whose life flows to us in our food,” says Bays, adding that research shows ceremonies and moments of reflection lead to more
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~Gesshin Claire Greenwood
Cooking is an act of love and generosity, so cooking should be done with care—taking the time to consider the ingredients and overall flavors of the meal, storing the vegetables properly, paying attention while you chop.
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mindful, healthy eating. “Instead of talking on the phone, try cooking in silence. Drawing your awareness to details like the smell of basil, the color of tomato and the touch of the spoon brings so much richness to the act of cooking,” says Bays. Such a focus leads to a sense of appreciation for the ingredients of meals and life, says Myoju Erin Merk, a priest at the San Francisco Zen Center. “Making a meal is an active extension of our ‘sitting’ (meditation) practice.”
Cooking Like a Zen Master For the dressing: 1 (¾-inch) piece fresh ginger, minced 1 clove garlic, minced Pinch of sea salt 2 Tbsp tahini 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp maple syrup 1 Tbsp olive oil Garnish:
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The Zen of Food
ere are a few simple tips from Buddhist priests and cooks on making mealtime more mindful. Have a mid-meal gut check, suggests Jan Chozen Bays. “When your stomach feels three-quarters full, have a conversation with a friend or have something to drink before continuing to eat. Often you will find after 20 minutes you are actually full,” says the author and priest. Myoju Erin Merk, a priest at the San Francisco Zen Center, suggests setting a phone timer in the kitchen to mark it as a practice time to tune into the senses. “Try to slow down and notice what’s happening as you cook. Try to stay with the sensory experience and not judge everything, like whether the carrot is cut right. It can be a very relaxing and peaceful way to work in the kitchen.” Make the first few sips or bites of a meal mindful, spending the first few moments in silence if possible, says Bays. “Working quietly with that pile of carrots or onions, you have space to focus on just one task,” adds Merk. Incorporating all of the five tastes of Buddhism—salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami (savory)—is another way to bring meals in balance, according to author and priest Gesshin Claire Greenwood. “Having all of these flavors represented makes a meal feel balanced and satisfying.”
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Buddha Bowl Cookbook author Jean-Phillippe Cyr says, “I love bowl recipes: they’re generous and colorful, and they let us get creative. Layer grains or cereals, vegetables, legumes and dressing, and voilà! That’s all there is to it.” Pumpkin seeds are an incredible source of protein, and tahini contains more protein than milk. Healthy cooks will be sure to keep this tahini dressing recipe close, because they can use it in everything. Yields one bowl 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced 2 dried figs, sliced 2 Tbsp olive oil Salt, to taste 1½ cups cooked quinoa ¼ cup frozen shelled edamame, cooked
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Place the sweet potato and figs in a baking dish. Drizzle with oil, then season with salt and bake for 30 minutes. Place the ginger, garlic and salt in a mortar (preferred) or blender, then mash the ingredients together. Transfer to a bowl and add the tahini, soy sauce, lemon juice, maple syrup and oil. Stir to combine. Place the sweet potatoes and figs in a large serving bowl. Add the quinoa and edamame. Drizzle with the dressing and garnish. Serve immediately. Tip: For those that can’t digest raw garlic, don’t use it, or cook it before adding it to the dressing.
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“This is hands-down my favorite soup,” says Cyr. “It reminds me of a Moroccan tajine, a savory stew made with vegetables and spices. The name tajine comes from the particular type of roasting dish in which Moroccan stews are cooked. There’s no need to buy any special equipment to make this recipe, but you will want to hunt down harissa, a North African chili paste you can find in most grocery stores nowadays. Be careful, though—it’s hot!”
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Yields 8 to 10 servings 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp celery seeds 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp dried oregano ½ tsp turmeric 1 clove garlic, minced 8 cups vegetable broth 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes 1 (19 oz) can green lentils, rinsed and drained 2 yellow-fleshed potatoes, peeled and diced 2 carrots, diced 1 Tbsp harissa paste 3 bay leaves Salt and black pepper, to taste
In a large pot over medium heat, heat the oil, then add the onions and sweat for 4 minutes. Add the mustard seeds, celery seeds, cumin, coriander, oregano, turmeric and garlic. Continue cooking for 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove the bay leaves. Serve hot. Excerpted with permission from The Buddhist Chef, by Jean-Phillippe Cyr.
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Click and Sweat Virtual Workouts Change the Game
by Julie Peterson
elcome to the digital age, where budding gym rats, former couch potatoes and schedule-challenged fitness freaks are finding new ways to get in shape. These days, virtually anyone with a smartphone or Wi-Fi connection can connect with a yoga video, a spin class or any number of personal exercise experiences. Some folks are wearing devices that calculate distance and monitor bodily functions—then post it all to social media. Private trainers are offering online workout routines with motivational emails and text messages, while some gyms include online training as an add-on to membership or leverage technology to provide classes to consumers globally. Virtual fitness is growing in leaps and bounds. The use of health and fitness apps has more than tripled since 2014, and three-quarters of active users open their apps at least twice a week, according to Flurry Analytics. Yet, it’s not for everyone. Erin Nitschke, Ed.D., of Cheyenne, Wyoming, the director of educational partnerships and programs at the National Federa-
tion of Professional Trainers, is monitoring the upsurge in virtual fitness and believes it will take time to perfect the options. “While virtual training may be a best practice for a certain population of users, it may be a barrier to others,” she says.
Accessible, Flexible and Affordable The convenience and affordability of virtual training has some clients thriving on their ability to marry technological tools to fitness goals. They can log in anytime, anywhere, even while travelling; take a variety of classes from famous trainers for a fraction of the cost of in-person sessions and receive emails or texts that provide encouragement to reach the next level. For those new to exercising, virtual training eases self-consciousness. It’s an opportunity to learn the basics and begin the process of toning up at home before venturing into an unfamiliar environment where everyone seems to know what they’re doing. In this respect, virtual training can serve as a gateway to establishing a fitness routine that
eventually leads to the local gym. “One of the most frequent reasons people cite for not maintaining a regular exercise habit is lack of time,” says American Council on Exercise President and Chief Science Officer Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., of Redmond, Washington. He points out that virtual tools and devices may help eliminate some of those time barriers, allowing people to get quality workouts.
The Real Deal But some people go to the gym or attend fitness classes because they enjoy the social connection more than the sweat. Nitschke says that social support can be a predictor of success, so it’s possible that virtual training can have a negative impact. Bryant agrees. “There are different fitness personality types, and some need the live and in-person experience.” Bryant points out that gyms and trainers often request health information and fitness goals beforehand to provide clients
a more customized program. In-person instruction also has the benefit of immediate feedback to ensure safe, effective and proper technique. Erika Hetzel, a Pilates instructor and personal trainer in Dane County, Wisconsin, believes that virtual workouts are fine for people that have attended classes enough to know the exercises and have good body awareness. “For beginners, hands-on cues and modifications are important, especially if there are any contraindications for exercise.” She carefully monitors her clients for form and doesn’t plan to offer virtual training because it’s impossible to give clients bodily adjustments. “It leaves trainees at risk of not getting full benefit or getting hurt,” Hetzel says. “An effective workout is about the quality of the movements.” Bryant says that instructor interaction is a plus; however, the best virtual workouts give detailed instruction and regression or progression of
all moves, allowing participants to choose an appropriate intensity level.
Making a Virtual Connection Logging in with a high-speed internet connection, gathering required equipment in advance and possessing self-motivation might prevent getting discouraged. However, overconfidence can lead to injury, so being fully aware of limitations is essential before taking a dive off the recliner directly into a series of lunges. For social butterflies, a real-live friend to login with may be necessary to make virtual training fun. Fitness training may be forever changed by technology, but Nitschke says it remains to be seen if fitness professionals can respond to individual learning styles to foster success and elevate the fitness client’s virtual experience. Julie Peterson writes from rural Wisconsin. Contact her at JuliePeterson2222@gmail.com.
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rateful living is the awareness that we stand on holy ground—always— in touch with mystery. Jewish sages interpret the words of Genesis 3:5 in a way that is of great relevance to grateful living. “Take off your shoes; the ground on which you stand is holy ground.” The soles of your shoes are leather—dead animal skin. Take off the deadness of being-used-to-it and your live souls will feel that you are standing on holy ground, wherever you are. It is pretty evident that greed, oppression and violence have led us to a point of self-destruction. Our survival depends on a radical change; if the gratitude movement grows strong and deep enough, it may bring about this necessary change. Grateful living brings in place of greed, sharing; in place of oppression, respect; and in place of violence, peace. Who does not long for a world of sharing, mutual respect and peace? Exploitation springs from greed and a sense of scarcity. Grateful living makes us aware that there is enough for all. Thus, it leads to a sense of sufficiency and a joyful willingness to share with others. Oppression is necessary if we want to exploit others. The more power you have, the more efficiently you can exploit those
below you and protect yourself against those above you. But grateful people live with a sense of sufficiency—they need not exploit others—thus, oppression is replaced by mutual support and by equal respect for all. Violence springs from the root of fear—fear that there may not be enough for all, fear of others as potential competitors, fear of foreigners and strangers. But the grateful person is fearless. Thereby, she cuts off the very root of violence. Out of a sense-of-enough, she is willing to share, and thereby tends to eliminate the unjust distribution of wealth that creates the climate for violence. Fearlessly, she welcomes the new and strange, is enriched by differences and celebrates variety. Grateful eyes look at whatever is as if they had never seen it before and caress it as if they would never see it again. This is a most realistic attitude, for every moment is indeed unique. Adapted from an interview, with Brother David Steindl-Rast that originally appeared in Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center. For more information, visit Tinyurl.com/ ABetterWorldThroughGratitude.
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The good news about gratitude is that it is one of the more growable character strengths—and it’s never too late. ~Giacomo Bono
Kids With Gratitude Making Thankfulness Second Nature
by Ronica O’Hara
his Thanksgiving, there’s something to be especially thankful for— gratitude itself. Emerging research shows gratitude to be one of the easiest, most effective ways to kickstart happiness and well-being. “The good news about gratitude is that it is one of the more growable character strengths—and it’s never too late,” says Giacomo Bono, Ph.D., an assistant professor at California State University, in Dominguez Hills, and co-author of Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character. It’s also never too early to “plant” it: Even toddlers love to parrot, “Thank you.” Research by Bono and others shows kids that are grateful are happier, more engaged and studious, and less envious, depressed, materialistic and prone to violence. It can be taught: After one week of daily 30-minute lessons on gratitude, 8- to 11-year-olds wrote thank-you notes for a PTA presentation that were 80 percent longer than notes by kids that didn’t have the lessons. To instill gratefulness in a child:
Be grateful and show it.
“Kids are more likely to do something if they see adults around them doing it,”
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says Bono. “Being specific with your words helps, too, because it shows what behavior mattered to you and why.” Adds psychologist Mary Jo Podgurski, founder and president of the Academy for Adolescent Health, in Washington, Pennsylvania: “If we express our gratitude by making eye contact, with sincerity and by providing an example of how much we are appreciative, the words are empowered. Telling the grocery clerk, ‘I really like the way you packed my berries on top. Thanks for taking the time to be careful with my purchases,’ will light up the clerk’s face.” That can translate into a child not simply saying, “Thank you” to a grandparent for birthday money, but also explaining how excited they are about the game they plan to buy with it.
Enact a small daily ritual.
“It’s also good for families to come up with gratitude rituals,” says Bono. “Everyday conversations about the good things and people we have or encounter in life, and being specific with words, helps young children understand the connection between kindness and feeling grateful better.” For writer Judy Gruen’s family in Los Angeles, this means a morning prayer:
“When we wake up in the morning, the first words we say are those of gratitude that we have awakened and have the opportunity for a new day.” At dinner time, some families play “a rose, a thorn, a bud”— with each person saying what happened that day that they’re grateful for, what problems came up and what they’re looking forward to. As a bedtime ritual, Heidi McBain, a counselor and author in Flower Mound, Texas, follows a routine with her two children that includes “reading, checking in about their day—the good/bad/ugly—and at least one thing they are grateful for from their day. And I often share mine, as well!”
Make gratitude fun.
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URBAN CHICKENS Coming Home to Roost by Julie Peterson
ocavores with a hankering for fresh, organic eggs produced close to home have sparked a resurgence in backyard chicken keeping; even people that don’t like omelets are getting in on the trend. It turns out that the little descendants of dinosaurs make fascinating, low-maintenance pets. “You can’t watch a chicken running across the yard and not have your mood lifted,” says Shana Cobin, who has owned chickens for four years. A veterinary staff member, she takes in rescues on her small farm in Foster, Rhode Island. Her current flock of eight chickens has room to forage with a turkey, some goats and sheep. At night, her birds sleep in a predator-proof chicken coop. As a vegan, Cobin gifts the eggs to others. “It’s gratifying to give eggs to friends and family who might otherwise buy eggs from factory farms,” says Cobin. “It’s as if I’m helping those hens, too.” Those country chickens could be city chickens—if the municipality allows. An increasing number do, with a few rules. Roosters aren’t usually allowed (think crowing at 4 a.m.); the number of hens is limited; and they can’t roam the neighborhood. Local ordinances vary widely and change frequently, so be sure to
get the facts for each area.
Chickens are relatively simple and inexpensive to maintain. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, are easy to bond with and their entertainment value can’t be underrated. “You will enjoy watching them for hours,” says Andy G. Schneider, of Georgia, the national spokesperson for the Avian Health Program run by the Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture who has authored three books on chickens. He says that keeping chickens is also a good way for children to learn responsibility and where their food comes from. He says, “They are living animals that depend on their owners and can live for 10 years or longer.” Backyard flocks readily compost food waste and hunt insects to eat. Their nitrogen-rich droppings and old bedding from the coop can fertilize gardens, or the chickens can be let loose in garden areas to fertilize and weed at the same time. However, they will eat desirable plants, so consider
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fencing off a fallow section of garden where they can prepare the ground for the next crop. Composting, fertilizing, weeding and pest control are benefits that even matronly hens that have slowed egg production still provide. The miracle of producing an egg is a journey of its own. Rarely does a child—or grownup—squeal with as much glee as when the pet hen lays her first egg. Add the excitement of double-yolkers and tiny, yolkless “fairy eggs”, and collecting the hens’ bounty is a daily adventure.
Like all pets, chickens need regular maintenance. They can get parasites such as mites or worms, or become sick. But the hardest thing about maintaining chickens is keeping them safe, according to Lisa Steele, a rural Maine farmer and author of 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks From Fresh Eggs Daily: Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for You and Your Hens. “No matter where you live, there is something that wants to kill or eat your chickens. A secure coop and run or pen are important,” Steele says. The family dog, fox, coyotes, raccoons, owls and hawks are just some of the many potential predators.
If a rooster is in the flock, he instinctively protects hens from perceived danger—great for predators, but not necessarily a desirable pet. They crow louder, earlier and more often than most would expect. Unless eggs to hatch are wanted, no rooster is needed.
Starting a Flock
After selecting breeds, a new flock can be started with adult hens or chicks from a hatchery or breeder. Steele points out that it’s important to get chicks from a reputable breeder and start them off with goodquality feed, room to exercise, fresh air and clean water. Coops can be built from plans or purchased. There is a trendy industry for palatial coops replete with window boxes, but the necessities include enough space for each chicken, roosting bars to sleep on, nesting boxes to lay eggs, good ventilation and predator-proofing. “The curtains, wallpaper and twinkle lights are fun, but not necessary,” says Steele. Julie Peterson lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband, dogs and chickens. Contact her at JuliePeterson2222@gmail.com.
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n Chickens see in color and can see UV rays, according to FreshEggsDaily.com. They have one eye sighted in for distance and one for close-up vision so that they can look for seeds and bugs on the ground while simultaneously searching the sky for aerial predators. n The life expectancy of a hen varies from three to 12 years, depending on size, breed
and safety from predators.
n Roosters instinctively protect hens from predators or any perceived danger (including
people) by sounding an alarm, and then facing the danger as hens run and hide.
n Roosters have been known to ward off predators or die trying. n A rooster is not needed for hens to lay eggs. n Hens begin laying eggs as early as 16 to 20 weeks and have variable production, de-
pending on breed and amount of daylight. Egg production can continue through life, but slows after about 3 years old (Tinyurl.com/ChickensStopLaying). n Egg shell color can be white, pink, blue, green, brown or speckled, but it’s determined by
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osemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a wonderful, pungent, aromatic, “camphoraceious”, evergreen, indigenous to the Mediterranean region and now cultivated all over the world, including a nice big bush in my very own Florida garden. The botanical name Rosmarinus is derived from Latin for “dew of the sea”, referring to its pale blue flowers and its origins around the Mediterranean Sea. Rosemary is propagated by seeds, cuttings, and divisions of roots. It does best in a light, rather dry soil, in a sheltered location with sun. It can grow up to about five feet high, with bluish, sometimes pink or white flowers, and can live for 30 years or more. It is the Rosemary leaves, which look a bit like pine needles, that are harvested and dried. “There’s Rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” Shakespeare’s Hamlet to Ophelia
Rosemary has been used since ancient times, and one of its more well known qualities was for strengthening the memory, hence its use as a sign of fidelity for lovers. It has been used for everything from weddings, banquets, festivals, cooking, religious ceremonies, incense and magic spells, to funerals. At weddings, it was first dipped in scented water and then entwined in the wreath worn by the bride. The wedding guests also received a Rosemary branch, gilded and tied with silken ribbons, as a sign of love and loyalty. A minister named Roger Hacket, in his 1607 sermon entitled “A Marriage Present” spoke eloquently from the pulpit:
“Speaking of the powers of Rosemary, it overtoppeth all the flowers of the garden… It helpeth the brain, strengtheneth the memorie, and is very medicinable for the head. Another property of the Rosemary is, it affects the heart. Let this Rosmarinus, this flower of men, ensigne of your wisdom, love and loyaltie, be carried not only in your hands, but in your hearts and heads.” Sir Thomas More wrote: “As for Rosemary, I lett it runne all over my garden walls, not onlie because my bees love it, but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance, and, therefore, to friendship; whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language that maketh it the chosen emblem of our funeral wakes and in our burial grounds.” Rosemary was cultivated and found in so many kitchen gardens that it came to represent the dominant influence of the woman of the house: “Where Rosemary flourished, the woman ruled.” In Spain, Rosemary is revered as one of the bushes that gave shelter to the Virgin Mary in her flight to Egypt, and it is called “Romero”, the Pilgrim’s Flower. Rosemary has long been regarded as a safeguard from evil throughout the Mediterranean. Rosemary was often burned in the room of a sick person, and in French hospitals it is customary to burn Rosemary and Juniper berries to purify the air and prevent infection. It was placed in courtrooms to prevent “jail fever”. It has been carried by mourners at funerals and cast on to the coffin before burial. Here are some more good quotes from an old book called Bankes’ Herbal by Miss Rohde: “Take the flowers thereof and make powder thereof and binde it to thy right arme in a linen cloath and it shale make thee light and merrie.” “Take the flowers and put them in thy chest among thy clothes or among thy bookes, and moths shall not destroy them.” “Boyle the leaves in white wine and washe thy face therewith and thy browes, and
thou shalt have a faire face.”
eczema, and sciatica.
“Also put the leaves under thy bedde and thou shalt be delivered of all evill dreames.”
Rosemary is used in shampoos to lighten blonde hair, condition and tone all hair. It is used in the preparation of Eau-deCologne. It makes great wreaths and potpourris.
“Also if thou be feeble, boyle the leaves in cleane water and washe thyself and thou shalt wax shiny.” “Make thee a box of the wood of Rosemary and smell it and it shall preserve thy youth.” And from the Grete Herbal: “Rosemary – For weyknesse of ye brayne. Against weyknesse of the brayne and coldnesse thereof, seethe rosemarina in wyne and let the paycent receve the smoke at his nose and keep his heed warme.” In more recent times, scientists at the University of Cincinnati claim that the scent of Rosemary is an effective memory stimulant. Sounds like our braynes need more of that! The medicinal oils from Rosemary contain several important compounds, including: rosmarinic acid, diterpenes, triterpenes, and flavonoids. Rosemary has many medicinal uses today, including: • Antimicrobial • Antiviral • Antifungal •
Anticancer: it cut in half the incidence of lung, breast, and colon cancer in lab animals
Spasmolytic: eases the spasms of the gall bladder and the small intestine in animal studies
Circulation: improves circulation when rubbed on the skin
Hypertension: reduces blood pressure
Loss of appetite
Contraindications: Rosemary should not be used medicinally during pregnancy, but as a spice it’s okay. Precautions and adverse effects: contact skin allergies can occur. The rosemary oil is usually quite concentrated, so it should not be used internally, in general. Dosage: •
Tea: 1 teaspoon of dried leaves per cup of boiling water, then strain after 15 minutes (tea may be taken several times per day).
Tincture (1:5) single dose: 20-40 drops
Liquid extract (1:1) single dose: 2-4 ml
Externally: semi-solid and liquid forms with 6-10% essential oil
Bath additive: 50 grams of dried leaves to 1 liter of hot water added to a full bath.
“Rosemary comforteth the cold, weak and feeble brain in a most wonderful manner.” (Gerard) 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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The Force Behind Blood Flow and Higher Intelligence ~An Interview with Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack (Part 1 of 2) Conducted by Publisher Damon Damato
DD: You coined the phrase, “Press previously. His presence activated my Qi and on Qi!” Why is this emphasized so I practiced more because of coming in direct contact with him. often in your healing forms? JP: “Press on Qi is describing subtle movement
on the edge of your magnetic field. When a person practices Qigong and learns to PRESS on the energy field it immediately strengthens blood circulation, digestion, metabolism and improves important body functions. I trademarked the term, ‘Press on Qi’ as our way of expressing this idea unique to our Qigong style.”
DD: How did your father’s work impact you by working in the medical field growing up as a child? JP: “My dad is a pharmacist at a hospital and
he loves people. He knows pharmaceuticals have side effects and believes in preventing disease using food. At first, my dad didn’t believe in Qigong. Once he felt the energy for himself he began practicing Qigong and studying Chinese medical models. My choice to enter the wellness field was influenced by my dad and his emphasis to a scientific approach. I have a healthy skepticism and present with scientific method.
DD: Why is Qigong Healing so profound compare d to other remedial modalities? JP: “Qigong works directly with your LIFE
ENERGY to a greater degree than yoga or traditional exercise by using slower movements. Postures are ‘Rooted’ in one place where grounding and electrical charges build stronger. Graceful hand motions move the Qi and blood in profound ways while the person is very relaxed. Qigong’s relaxation response allows for greater microcirculation in the frontal lobes of the brain. Qigong practice can improve intelligence and even deepen one’s connection with God, source of life. 48
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DD: What was the driving force for you to absorb so much from the most respected masters of Qigong? JP: “As a graduate from University of Florida
College of business, I founded Supreme Science Qigong Center to be successful and took my job seriously. Many Qigong teachers I found did not provide the training I was looking for. I did a lot of research and found a Qi master, Paul Dong, who wrote a book entitled, ‘Empty Force’. I flew him from China to Florida in 2001, because he claimed to have practiced Qigong every day for over 20 years. We arranged a seminar and I gathered a hundred people to hear Paul share his forms, which were light years ahead of any Qigong learned
After Paul flew back to China I craved to find another Qigong expert who could explain more. Master Weizhao Wu was my most influential teacher for Qigong and he practiced since age 7. Although he passed away, his memory lives in the most excellent posture corrections that he carefully gave. He would open my thumb and relax it so the tendons were not hard anymore. That thumb correction makes a huge improvement to Qi flow and has been passed to my forms.”
DD: Through this process of education and discipline, how long did it take for you to create the Supreme Science Qigong healing forms? JP: “After 5 years traveling and producing
seminars for other Qigong masters, I finally created my Level-1 Qigong Healing Form. It was first published in our books 2003 and only a few dozen instructors memorized it, but by 2007 we had certified a thousand people to teach the routine. Our videos were ‘Qi-Animated’ to show energy graphically and it assisted people in becoming sensitive to energy. In 2013, we upgraded our Qigong videos to HD animation and in 2017 we finally released our remastered Level-2 video with Ultra HD 4K animation. Spirit continues to reveal better ways for us to share these healing practices.”
DD: Will participants get to experience these Forms at the Qi Revolution Event? JP: “All 3-levels of our Qigong program are shared in detail along with Breath Empowerment, Nine-Breath Method, Tui Na Acupressure, Foot Reflexology and Food-Healing. Qi
Revolution is balanced in presentation and practice. After the event, most people choose to continue practicing Qigong from home.”
DD: Fitness classes normally get me amped up. Strength Training you share at Qi Revolution challenges me, but it has more mastery of breath than any workout I’ve done. What is significant in your Qigong strength practices for longevity? JP: “Most important is to slow down breath-
ing in Qigong Strength Training, but most athletes increase respiration when using force. Slowing breathing during pushups changes hormones we make. To demonstrate this relaxing skill during exercises, I performed 750 pushups with twenty students counting and
making sure I went up and down all the way. Qi Breathing allows for the ATP to replenish faster so that muscle contractions can occur sooner. This also dilates arteries and increases production of Nitric oxide to lower blood pressure during strenuous exercise.”
DD: If there was one take away at the end of the Qi Revolution, what would you wish for each person to embody? JP: “The most important embodiment I’d
like people to walk away with is that we can BREATHE through life’s challenges and allow God’s Healing Qi to bring strength and guidance. Attendees will personally experience a higher
energy from the Qigong. For the last 15 years, people write us thanking us for the powerful breathing exercises at crucial life challenge points. Qigong helps people process stress, but most of all it brings us into a higher state of wellbeing. We make our seminar affordable at 3-Days for $199 so that more people can reclaim their Qi.”
November 23rd - 25th , 2019 FT. LAUDERDALE Broward Convention Center For more information www.QiRevolution.com (800)-298-8970
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YOGA FUNDAYS November 1 through Sunday, November 3. Unplug and Unwind at Delray Beach’s 2nd Annual Yoga Festival brought to you in conjunction with the team from Yoga Fun Day -- A Total Wellness and a Community Conscious Coalition. Experience mindful living at Yoga Fun Day Delray coming to Old School Square in Delray on Friday, At this three-day festival and family-friendly wellness and yoga event attendees can unplug, unwind and be immersed in green living, healthy choices, and sustainable practices. The event will feature activities and products that support an active and holistic lifestyle . Vendor Village and Artist’s Alley are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. offering an assortment of products for healthy and mindful living as well as art.. Visit YogaFunDay.com to view current teacher lineup and the schedule. Kids 12 and under free; 1-day, 2-day, and VIP entry tickets are available. Glow Party tickets $20, $25 at the door. There is a Drum Circle and After Party that are FREE to the general public. For more information, visit YogaFunDay.com or email YogaFunDay@gmail.com.
Birding by Car at STA-1E Wetlands 7:30am-
Psychic Intuitive, Clairvoyant w/Countess Nadia
Starella - 2-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) ACUPUNCTURE HAPPY HOUR at Agape
Healing Arts, Jupiter FL. Most Fridays from 12:00 - 1:00pm. $50 (50% discount) ~ RSVP REQUIRED REGISTER: On line https:// www.agapehealingarts.com/classes or call 561-762-4273 RSVP REQUIRED, call office 561-762-4273 or go online and register. We provide acupuncture treatments in a warm and welcoming community setting at a happy hour price! Acupuncture Happy Hour is a wonderfully affordable way to incorporate acupuncture into your weekly routine. This special treatment features the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association's (NADA) five-point protocol, which can help with detoxification symptoms, cravings, insomnia, stress, and anxiety. 50
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12pm Join Audubon Everglades for guided birding day trip to wetlands that attract wading birds, ducks, raptors, and other wildlife. Drive and observe from perimeter roads with little walking. 1991 Flying Cow Rd, Wellington, FL 33414. Free and open to the public. Advanced registration required at www.audboneverglades.org JOHN PRINCE PARK, 2520 Lake Worth Rd,
Lake Worth, FL. Take a slow stroll or pick up speed as you choose your own hiking pace. One hour hike with friends. 7:15 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure. 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. No Experience Needed. Randy Miller is a certified 1st degree black belt instructor of NIA® and has been teaching in Los Angeles for years! 10:30-11:30AM Drop-ins $20, 4 Classes Pack $65, 6 Classes Pack $90. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Psychic Game Day w/Omi Spirit. Come and
enjoy a fun and carefree night of honing in on your psychic abilities and practicing with a professional intuitive. Omi will have you playing games, while digging deep to wake up the understanding of your gifts. Learn to decipher the difference between your thoughts and spirits’ thoughts. Come and get in touch with your magical inner child! 3-5PM Cost $30 or $25 by 11/1. To register or for more information: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cintron – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
AWAKENED WOMAN RETREAT w/ Terri
Cooper Space & Leslie Glickman November 2-9 From: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Guatemala Awakened Woman Retreat is all about sisterhood and connection. We will take a deep dive into the ever-changing roles of woman in today's world as mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, business owners, leaders in the community, and as yoga practitioners. This seven day experience will take place in the magical land of Guatemala. We have chosen eco-chic boutique hotels set in the hillside of a local village in the Guatemalan Highlands. Come and find your tribe, connect with other woman, connect with yourself and with nature. It will be MAGIC!!! www.chakraology.yoga/awakenedwoman-retreat-lake-atitlan FREE Saturday Tai Chi@Sanborn: 10:30am11:30am, Happy Tai Chi poses and moves. No
experience required. On-going class, proven to improve fitness, wellness and happiness. Presented by Yu School and lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Int'l best-selling author, wellness/happiness activist and mentor. Sanborn Square, Boca Raton. www.yuschool.com/class; www.myboca.us/Calendar.aspx. Text or Call 561-320-1120 for details. Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, 11:00am-12:00pm,
Foundation Form practice. No experience required. ADVANCED TAI CHI CHUAN, 11:00am-12:45pm, authentic Yang's family form with martial art applications and pushhands training. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and improving fitness, wellness and happiness. Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Int'l best-selling author, wellnesshappiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. www.happytaichi.org/class. Text or Call 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. PAST LIVES GROUP REGRESSION with
Margaret Ann Lembo. Who were you? Where
did you live? Have the people in your life been with you before? Why are you coming back together with people from your past lives? Why do we reincarnate? Understanding the role of reincarnation, karma and dharma can assist us in our present incarnation. Remembering a past life or certain events that happened earlier in this life can bring a greater understanding of ourselves and what we have to learn. Regression experiences help you to remember your purpose, heal issues from the past, and learn the meaning of your life today. Come and explore your experiences from other lifetimes! This workshop includes a lecture and a regression experience. While it is likely you will experience a past life, some participants experience events that occurred early in their life that need to be healed. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a sweater. 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $37 prepayment required, non-refundable. Maximum 25. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 Happy Qigong & Group Healing: QIGONG
CLASS: 1:00-2:00pm, new energy charge, 5-Element Qigong practice according to the season, then 1 of 3 Qigong forms of standing poses or gentle moves, healing sounds for organs, end with a short pose or moving meditation. GROUP HEALING: 2:05-2:20pm, sitting or laying. Bring mat, pillow & blanket if preferred. A profoundly joyful, healing and energizing experience! Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, Int'l best-selling author, wellness-happiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. www.yuschool. com/class. Call or text 561-866-0852 for details or to reserve.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3 HIKE IN JONATHAN DICKINSON STATE
PARK, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. Enjoy this very popular hike of 7 to 12 miles. Meet at the front gate of the park at 8:00 a.m. Bring plenty of water. Contact: Mary Miller, 561-213-2189. Public/Moderate. FLOW INTO NIDRA WORKSHOP - 4-5:30pm
In this workshop we will flow through some gentle movements to create space for stillness leading us into Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a deep state of conscious rest, an ancient style
of meditation. It is often referred to as "yogic sleep," the space between sleep and consciousness that's conducive to deep emotional and physical healing, rewiring of the brain, and self-exploration – in essence it is the place of transformation. One hour of Yoga Nidra can be equivalent to a full night's sleep! Join Bri as she guides you through this Yoga Nidra practice so you can relax, renew and restore. Investment: $30 *Please note - there is a 24 hour cancellation policy for a full refund. You may email (email@example.com) or call (561.479.7819) the studio directly* Yoga Journey 1950 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL Harmony & Bliss with Sound & Meditation w/
Karen Truhon. Experience pure relaxation, Chakra Balancing, & harmonic resonance throughout your mind, body & soul with the Crystal Bowl Sound Healing & guided ThetaHealing(R) meditation. 2 hrs of Blissful Feelings, Crystal Bowls, Pyramids & Chimes. Relax, Reset & Recharge. Chairs available. 2-4PM Cost $35 or $30 by 11/2. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler
– 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) SarahSpiritual Invites YOU November 3 Meta-
physical Day - A Spectacular Day of Readings, Spiritual Services & Products, Healing, Health & Wellness Products, Jewelry & more!**FREE ADMISSION**Sun. Nov. 3 12-5 PM Meet experts in Spiritual Readings, Reiki, Holistic Health, Massage, Reflexology, Crystal Bed, Jewelry & other Healing Modalities. Expedito Enlightenment Center 4047 Okeechobee Blvd. Tree of Life Plaza WPB. Expand Your Consciousness & Have FUN!! Let us know you're coming! Call 561 682 0955 SarahSpiritual.com
MUSIC AT ST. PAUL’S 2019-2020 SEASON
Sunday concerts are at 3pm, preceded by a 2:30 pre-concert lecture. $20 at the door, 18/under FREE.
DSQinTheRound concerts have limited, reserved seating. $50/$40. For tickets: music.stpaulsdelray.org.
Liturgical event are FREE and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken.
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5pm: CHORAL EVENSONG FOR ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY The Choir of St. Paul’s
Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2:30pm:
CELLO & CALLOWAY? SUITE!
Jason Calloway plays Bach Suites for solo ’cello
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 3pm: ADVENT LESSONS & CAROLS The Choir of St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 188 S. Swinton Avenue * Delray Beach, FL 33444
www.music.stpaulsdelray.org Contact: Dr. Paul Cienniwa
Nov. 3rd-Nov. 8th - Transformational Breath® Foundation’s Personal Seminar w/Jamar TBr Senior Trainer During this Seminar you will be presented with the finest tools, transformational skills and techniques to facilitate your rapid realization of states of higher consciousness. Experience a week like none other: Daily breathing sessions, Toning & sound healing, Breath and movement, Byron Katie's “the work”, Fountain of youth, Postures, Breathing
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analysis, Abundance program, Dyadic soul communication, Forgiveness exercise, Focusing, entrainment, & unveiling exercises, Water breathing, Fun break states, Advanced breaths to access higher states of consciousness, and Manual & journal included. Cost $1500 or $1425 by 10/3/19 Payment Plans Available! Call for Discounts! To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
MONDAY NOVEMBER 4 Lisa Black at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 Phone: 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com call for details. Monday, Nov. 4th - Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING. Okeeheelee Park Nature Center, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd,
West Palm Beach, FL. We will meet inside at the Okeeheelee Nature Center. Social 7:00 p.m. Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Program this month is about maintaining our wilderness trails. Contact: Roy Moore, 561-307-7792. MEDITATION MONDAY at Agape Healing Arts,
Jupiter FL Every Monday from 12:00 - 1:00pm We will meditate with the Hawaiian prayer called Ho’oponopono. This Ancient Hawaiian Practice of Forgiveness can surely help restore harmony within and with others. $18/single class or $60/series of 4 ~ RSVP REQUIRED REGISTER: On-line www.agapehealingarts. com/classes or call 561-762-4273
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5 Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, 6:00-7:00pm,
Foundation Form practice. No experience required. ADVANCED TAI CHI CHUAN, 6:00-7:40pm, authentic Yang's family form with martial art applications and push-hands training. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and improving fitness, wellness and happiness. Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Lineage, Int'l best-selling author, wellnesshappiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellow52
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ship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. www.happytaichi.org/class. Call or text 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. Psychic Readings w/Omi Velez – 3-6PM Cost 15
min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) SPECIAL WORKSHOPS - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH® 1.5 hour Workshop with Dr. Bella Lauren with Agape Healing Arts 7:30pm - 9:00pm at Breathe Salt & Yoga, Jupiter, FL Early bird $30 when preregistered two weeks
in advanced or $40 after. REGISTER: https:// www.breathesaltyoga.com/yoga-events-jupiterfl or call (561)-972-6514 This 1.5 hour workshop includes Heart opening Breath work and sound healing. It was designed to alleviate anxiety and stress, release blocked emotions, and promote deep meditation. By utilizing your own beautiful breath and life force you are capable of entering into your heart as a portal to miracle consciousness. You will achieve a loving altered states of consciousness. This heart felt journey is beyond space and time. It is a place that is always within you, that is eternal. From this space we move out into the world from a place of wholeness, love and gratitude. It is time to claim back the power of your inner knowing, intuition and clarity.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6 Freedom From Stress 7-8:30 p.m. Wednes-
days - 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: 561-305-9382 www.brahmakumaris.org Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cintron – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Free Meditation and Breath with Donations to
Jacobson Family Food Pantry. Wednesdays 12:30- 1:30 pm. Find your breath and release into your being. Take an hour for yourself to unwind and connect with your SELF. Breathing and Meditation techniques will be practiced to assist students to find inner peace, joy and wisdom. Class will be led by Fabienne C.
Grossman, RD/LD, E-RYT-500, YACEP® , 200 hr RYT Training Program Director at Simply Yoga of Delray Beach, 2275 S. Federal Hwy, Suite 150, Delray Beach, FL 33483 | 561-735-7172 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 November 17th. Location: The comfort of your home. Register online now at www.lauranorman.com. TAI CHI for EVERYONE at Agape Healing Arts, Jupiter FL Every Wednesday from 12:001:00 pm. $18/single class or $60/series of 4 ~ RSVP REQUIRED REGISTER: Online https:// www.agapehealingarts.com/classes or call 561-762-4273 RSVP REQUIRED, call office 561-762-4273 or go online and register. Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating + preventing many health problems.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7 YOGA NIDRA & ACUPUNCTURE with Kim DePasquale with Breath Salt Yoga & Dr. Bella Lauren with Agape Healing Arts 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Breathe Salt & Yoga, Jupiter, FL. Early bird $35 when preregistered two weeks in advanced or $40 after. REGISTER: https:// www.breathesaltyoga.com/yoga-events-jupiterfl or call (561)-972-6514. DETAILS: This restorative workshop was inspired and created to promote full body relaxation, stress-relief + mental refreshment. It combines a guided Yoga Nidra meditation with Kim DePasquale & community style Acupuncture with Dr. Bella, DOM, AP which offers a deep sense of connection and renewed vitality for the body, mind, and spirit. These complementary practices work together to leave you feeling calm, aligned, rested, and energetically open. This practice
will ease insomnia, decrease anxiety, reduce stress, increase focus, transform negative habits + thoughts. Sunset Birding by Canoe 4pm-6am - Join Audu-
bon Everglades at Grassy Waters Preserve for a family friendly paddle. View birds as they fly in to the preserve to roost for the night. Meet inside Nature Center 30 minutes prior to program start time. 8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33412 Free and open to the public. Advanced registration required at www.audboneverglades.org Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler
3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, 10:00-11:00am,
Foundation Form practice. No experience required. ADVANCED TAI CHI CHUAN, 10:00-11:45am, authentic Yang's family form with martial art applications and push-hands training. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and improving fitness, wellness and happiness. Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Int'l best-selling author, wellness-happiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. www.happytaichi. org/class. Call or text 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. CLEMATIS BY NIGHT Free Weekly Concert Series Every Thursday; 6-9 p.m. FREE West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 - Clematis by Night is West Palm’s favorite Thursday night tradition for more than 20 years. During Clematis by Night, “Where the Party Begins,” guests will enjoy live music, food and drink specials and the hottest local social scene, creating an unmatched seaside happy hour setting. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch. Lara Hope & The Arktones (Rockabilly/Roots Rock-nRoll) https://www.larahopeandtheark-tones. com/ Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist, and
named the “Best Up-And-Coming Band” by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are New York’s premier roots rock n’ roll, rockabilly, rhythm & blues outfit. Born from a hybrid of Lara’s former Rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt’s international Psychobilly act The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012 and haven’t slowed down since. This fun-loving bunch packs the dance floor with their own original musical offerings in the vintage style as well as re-workings of Rockabilly, Rock n Roll and Rhythm & Blues classics and standards. This “travelin’ band” is out pleasing listeners of all ages and walks of life… wherever they roam.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8 SCREEN ON THE GREEN “Aladdin” 2019
(PG) 6:30 – 10 p.m. FREE | The Great Lawn, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL
33401. Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine's kingdom. Outdoor movie watching has never been more inviting than on the West Palm Beach Waterfront on our brand-new giant LED screen. Monthly, on the second Friday of the month, the City of West Palm Beach turns the Great Lawn into an open-air theater – movie and included views of the stars and sea are both FREE. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and snuggle up for featured films – including newly released hits and throwback favorites. After hours, please call 561-822-2222
HEALTHY LIFE SALON Hair Salon, Day Spa & Wine Bar
100% Natural Vegan Organic Holistic
HLSALON.COM • (561) 891-7527 Healthy Life Salon is a an all natural way of life: We are here to guide you to select products and services that will enhance your beauty while being good to the environment. The Organic Wine Bar: Stop by and enjoy a chilled glass of organic or kosher wine. Reiki Treaments Available
HLS Uses: Ammonia-free, silicone-free, fragrance-free haircolor and 100% plant Herbal Hair Color that is leaping bunny certified. Choose Organic: And that is easy to do when you get your hair and waxing services done at Healthy Life Salon. 203 S.E. 1st. Ave. Boca Raton November 2019 53
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Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides w/Dr. Steven Farmer. Spirit is continually communicating with us, whether through visible or nonvisible beings, even emanating from the Natural world. One of the most powerful and accessible ways you can discern and interpret the meaning of these communications is through animals serving as spirit guides. Dr. Farmer will show you how to readily connect with animal spirit guides and teach you how to discern their messages to you. He’ll also demonstrate how to use his oracle cards, including his Power Animals, Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides, and his new Earth Magic® oracle cards as a way to find guidance for your concerns about career, relationships, or any other aspect of your life. Dr. Farmer will also teach participants how to do animal spirit guide readings using the oracle cards, as well as conduct a few random readings with audience.6:30-9PM, Cost $55.00 or $50 by 11/7. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9 SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 9th and 10th: Spirit
Birding by Car at STA-2 Wetlands 8am-12pm
Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen
Collins – 2-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
Dolls Weekend -- Recovering Intuition Saturday and Sunday from 10-4pm Discover the ancient myth/fairy tale “Vassilisa’s Doll” where an orphaned girl is given a special magical doll that whispers intuitive wisdom at just the right time. Then with guided meditation, journaling prompts, abundance of materials and instructions provided you will invent and create your own spirit doll to connect you to your intuition. Join the magic and fun! No previous art experience required and yet you will be amazed by the meaningful spirit doll you create! Lake Worth location. 904-377-3500 www.JuicyCreatives. com/schedule
OTHER PEOPLE’S ENERGY with Margaret Ann Lembo. Do You See Dead People? Are you perturbed and disturbed when you have to be around other people? Do you have a hard time discerning your feelings from those of Palm Beach Edition
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, November 9th 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/soundof-soul/
EMPATH’S GUIDE TO SELF-CARE: DEALING WITH SPIRITS & APARITIONAS AND
others? Come learn how to take care of your own energy with clearing tools, gemstones, meditation, situational awareness, and more. The veil between the worlds is quite thin. If you perceive spirits or hear them talking to you, you are not alone. It is more common than you might think. Come learn why and how this happens. Learn techniques to send the spirits home who are showing up uninvited and don’t want to leave. Learn a little about what a medium does and how that is different than uninvited “guests.” If chaos is also present in your life and visitations from apparitions and disincarnate people are common, come to this event to learn how to help yourself and the spirits who are in “limbo” trying to find peace and the way home. 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $29 prepayment required, non-refundable. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836
- Join Audubon Everglades for guided birding day trip to wetlands that attract wading birds, ducks, raptors, and other wildlife. Drive and observe from perimeter roads with little walking. Mile marker 50.5, US-27, Southwest Palm Beach County, FL. Free and open to the public. Advanced registration required at www.audboneverglades.org Psychic Intuitive Medium w/Cinthya Blanchard
– 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Saturday and Sunday Nov. 9th and 10th - Earth Magic Healing Sessions w/Dr. Steven Farmer Dr. Farmer brings a unique psycho-spiritual approach to healing in these private consultations, one that incorporates both psychological and spiritual methodologies in a unique blend that is tailored to your particular needs. Whether
the Earth Magic® Healing Session is one-onone or done remotely, the primary purpose and intention is to heal at the spiritual core. Becoming aware of and healing these core wounds can liberate you from imprisoning beliefs and behaviors, thus facilitating a happier, more fulfilling life filled with purpose, passion and love. Saturday 3-6PM, Sunday 11-5:30PM (30 min break at 2:00), $200 for 1 hour. This is a rare opportunity, and these slots will book up quickly! To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Veteran’s Day recognition - “By the Banyan” historical walking tour The 90-minute guided tour starts at 10 a.m. and is led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez. The tour will highlight the evolution of downtown West Palm Beach buildings and landmarks. Tours begin “By the Banyan tree” on the east end of North Clematis Street, 101 N. Clematis St., and end at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, at 300 N. Dixie Hwy. Tickets are $10 per person. Tours are rain or shine on the third Saturday of the month. Call 561.832.4164 ext.2 for more information or reservations. TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH® 1.5 hr Workshop with Dr. Bella Lauren with Agape
Healing Arts 3:00pm - 4:30pm at The Yoga Room, Tequesta FL. Early bird $30 when preregistered two weeks in advanced or $40 after. REGISTER:https://www.theyogaroomcypress. com/workshops or call (561) 222-0358 This 1.5 hour workshop includes Heart opening Breath work and sound healing. It was designed to alleviate anxiety and stress, release blocked emotions, and promote deep meditation. By utilizing your own beautiful breath and life force you are capable of entering into your heart as a portal to miracle consciousness. You will achieve a loving altered states of consciousness. This heart felt journey is beyond space and time. It is a place that is always within you, that is eternal. From this space we move out into the world from a place of wholeness, love and gratitude. It is time to claim back the power of your inner knowing, intuition and clarity.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10 BEST SELLING AUTHOR TO PRESENT
MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP IN BOCA RATON - Award-winning best-selling author,
Science of Mind magazine columnist, and teacher, Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones, will be performing the morning service at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton on Sunday, November 10 at 11:00 am. He will then present a mindfulness workshop entitled the Power of Presence, from 1:15 – 4:00 pm. The workshop will teach participants to be present, to live in the mystery of life and love it, to balance and heal relationships, to create space for silence and listening, to be a conscious director of life’s energy, to realize purpose, and to make every moment sacred. The morning service is free of charge, and the mindfulness presentation is $25 if paid prior to October 27, and $30 on the day of the event. The Center for Spiritual Living is located at 2 SW 12th Avenue in Boca Raton. For more information, please call 561-3688248. For more information please call Rev. Jill Guerra 561-445-1370) Bird Walk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands 8am-
10am - Join Audubon Everglades for guided bird walk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible. Meet at the top of the boardwalk. 13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484. Free and open to the public. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org BOOK SIGNING at 5 pm. Ellen LaCorte
will speak and sign The Perfect Fraud $26.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 104 West Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL Phone: 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com Walk Green Cay 12800 Hagen Ranch Road
Boynton Beach. Enjoy birds, gators and wild life. Arrive before start at 7:00am. Contact: Paul Cummings 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 9th and 10th: Spirit Dolls Weekend -- Recovering Intuition Saturday and Sunday from 10-4pm Discover the ancient myth/fairy tale “Vassilisa’s Doll” where an orphaned girl is given a special magical doll that whispers intuitive wisdom at just the right time. Then with guided meditation, journaling prompts, abundance of materials and instructions provided you will invent and create your own spirit doll to connect you to your intuition. Join the magic and fun! No previous art experience required and yet you will be amazed by the meaningful spirit doll you create! Lake Worth location. 904-377-3500 www.JuicyCreatives. com/schedule
YOGA NIDRA & ACUPUNCTURE with Julie
Allen with Green Tara Yoga & Dr. Bella Lauren with Agape Healing Arts 7:00 - 8:00 PM at Green Tara Yoga, Jupiter FL. Early bird $35 when preregister two weeks in advanced or $40 after. REGISTER: https://greentarayoga. net/workshops/ or call (561) 741-1433 This restorative workshop was inspired and created to promote full body relaxation, stress-relief + mental refreshment. It combines a guided Yoga Nidra meditation with Julie Allen & community style Acupuncture with Dr. Bella, DOM, AP which offers a deep sense of connection and renewed vitality for the body, mind, and spirit. These complementary practices work together to leave you feeling calm, aligned, rested, and energetically open. This practice will ease insomnia, decrease anxiety, reduce stress, increase focus, transform negative habits + thoughts.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 11 Monday, November 11 – 11:11 MEDITATION: GUIDED IMAGERY TO QUIET THE MIND with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. Use the vibration of the 11:11 to set your intentions for the rest of the year. If you can’t make it into the store, this meditation will be broadcasted live on Facebook in Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club Group as well. 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden. com, 561-369-2836 New Class Mondays Ecstatic Dance w/Deborah
Feldman Heal, Play and Connect through Dance! Connect with yourself and others more deeply, get exercise in a crazy fun way, and tap into the Joy that is your Birthright! No Dance experience necessary and no choreography to learn. 5:30-6:45PM Cost $60 for 3 Class Pack, $25 Drop-In Fee. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) New Class Mondays Pilates w/Deborah Feldman
The Pilates method is a system of movement and therapeutic exercise developed over a span of 60 years by German born athlete and physical therapy pioneer, Joseph H. muscular force at the joint level. It stimulates circulation through facilitating muscular flexibility, joint range of motion Pilates. Utilizing the specialized equipNovember 2019 55
ment he designed, the method works by toning muscles as well as balancing and proper musculoskeletal alignment. In addition, it promotes new neuromuscular patterns, heightened body awareness, and more precise coordination. All these things combine to help prevent future re-injury and reduce – even in some cases alleviate – chronic pain altogether. 4:30-5:30PM Cost $60.00 for 3 Class Pack, $25.00 Drop-in Fee. To register or for more information: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM
Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12 Tuesday, Nov. 12th - 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 11/11. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Psychic Readings w/Omi Velez – 3-6PM Cost 15
min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13 Bird Walk at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 7:30am-11:30am - Join Audubon Everglades for guided bird walk through the refuge. Meet at the Marsh Trail parking lot. Family Friendly. Handicap Accessible. 10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437. Walk is free and open to the public. State park entry fee required. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org Wednesday, Nov. 13th - Monthly Tarot Workshop -Major Arcana - Journey of the Fool w/Mary Ellen Collins. Are you curious about how to read tarot? Each workshop will be geared for all levels of tarot enthusiasts. Beginners are always welcome! Feel free to bring a tarot deck (Rider-Waite-Smith or clones of RWS) or we have decks available for loan or purchase. 6:308:30PM Cost $30 or $25 by 11/12. To register
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or for more information: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14 CLEMATIS BY NIGHT Free Weekly Concert Series Every Thursday; 6-9 p.m. FREE- West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Clematis by Night is West Palm’s favorite Thursday night tradition for more than 20 years. During Clematis by Night, “Where the Party Begins,” guests will enjoy live music, food and drink specials and the hottest local social scene, creating an unmatched seaside happy hour setting. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch. Celebrity (Top 40/Motown/R&B) https://www.ccelebritytour. com/ Celebrity is one of South Florida's newest musical sensations! With four impressive vocalists upfront and a smoking hot five-piece rhythm section, Celebrity performs all genres of music from top-40 hits, Motown, disco, and R&B. They infuse every event with high energy performances, fun, and unforgettable moments! Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler
– 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15 Bird Walk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands 8am-
10am - Join Audubon Everglades for a guided bird walk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible. Meet at the top of the boardwalk. 13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484. Free and open to the public. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org LA Chandler will speak and sign The Pearl Dagger
at 7 pm. $15.95. Introduction by Charles Todd. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 104 West Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL Phone: 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com 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 11/14. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen
Collins – 2-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16 DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION with Margaret
Ann Lembo. We all have intuitive gifts. Your ability to know, hear, see or sense the truth using your intuition is as real as your ability to use your physical senses. Often these gifts go undeveloped because training may not have been available in school or growing up. Come learn how to listen to your inner guidance. Develop a strong sense of trust and self-confidence as you practice different tools to increase your skills. This is a class for beginners as well as intermediate practitioners who want a bit of practice. You will receive messages for yourself and others in a group setting. It is a fun class and you will get a lot of readings – and give them, too! We will be laughing, learning and increase confidence and joy! Come play! 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $27 prepayment required, non-refundable. Maximum 25. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836. Psychic Fair: Join us for a Very Special Psychic
Fair! The Most Amazing Lineup of South Florida’s Premier Psychics: Omi Spirit [Clairvoyant & Psychic Intuitive], Mary Ellen Collins [Crystal & Tarot], Aileen Olsson [Psychic Intuitive & Channeler], Cinthya Blanchard and Donna Kuebler 12-5PM 1 session=15 min. Cost $30; 2 sessions $55; 3 sessions $75; 4 sessions $90. To register or for more information: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Bird Walk at Peaceful Waters Sanctuary 7:30am-
10:30am - Join Audubon Everglades for a guided bird walk at wetlands that attract large variety of wading birds, ducks, songbirds and raptors. Meet in the Peaceful Waters designated
parking area. 11700 Pierson Rd, Wellington, FL 33414. Free and open to the public. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH® 1.5 hr Workshop with Dr. Bella Lauren with Agape
Healing Arts 12:00pm - 1:30pm - At Green Tara Yoga, Jupiter, FL. Early bird $35 when preregister two weeks in advanced or $40 after. REGISTER: https://greentarayoga.net/workshops/ or call (561) 741-1433 This 1.5 hour workshop includes Heart opening Breath work and sound healing. It was designed to alleviate anxiety and stress, release blocked emotions, and promote deep meditation. By utilizing your own beautiful breath and life force you are capable of entering into your heart as a portal to miracle consciousness. You will achieve a loving altered states of consciousness. This heart felt journey is beyond space and time. It is a place that is always within you, that is eternal. From this space we move out into the world from a place of wholeness, love and gratitude. It is time to claim back the power of your inner knowing, intuition and clarity. Les Standiford at Murder on the Beach Mystery
Bookstore 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Phone: 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com Call for details. Vision Zero WPB invites you and your readers to
join them for a Block Party at The City of West Palm Beach Fire Station No. 3, 5050 Broadway, West Palm Beach, from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.! The Block Party will feature fun free activities for kids and families, giveaways, and more. There will also be free helmets given out while supplies last. OKEEHEELEE PARK SOUTH, 7500 Forest Hill
Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL Walk 4 miles. Meet at Okeeheelee south new parking lot (turn south off Forest Hill Blvd). 7:30 a.m. Contact: Bruce Brown, 772-333-1837. Public/Leisure. BLUEFIELD RANCH NATURAL AREA 10270
Bluefield Rd, Okeechobee , FL. Join Rita for a 10.5 mile hike in this beautiful former ranch. Expect wet, muddy and rough terrain. There is some good sun exposure too, so be prepared! I recommend at least two liters of water, and sun protection. Contact: Rita Black 772-985-0579. Public/Strenuous. Anatomic Yoga w/ Ray Long - Yoga Journey
11/16/2019 - 11/17/2019 From: 12:00 pm - 6:00
pm Join Ray Long for a weekend journey into the body. This workshop is not just about anatomy and yoga, but about the inter-connectiveness within our body. This year, Ray Long will be introducing more therapeutic applications to his practice and will have even more cutting edge technology through which to gain wisdom and understanding about the amazing body and yoga. This workshop is for serious students as well as teachers. 10 CEU's will be given to RYTs. Saturday | 12-2:30pm & 3:30-6pm Sunday | 12-2:30pm & 3:30-6pm $299*Please note - there is a 24-hour cancellation policy for a full refund. You may email (info@yogajourney. com) or call (561.479.7819) the studio directly*
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17 Birding by Bike at Riverbend Park 9:15am-
11:30am - Join Audubon Everglades for a guided birding adventure by bike. Family Friendly. No skinny tires please. Bike rentals open at 9AM. Meet at the main parking lot by new restrooms. 9060 Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33478. Free and open to the public. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org OKEEHEELEE PARK WALK. OKEEHEELEE PARK NATURE CENTER, 7715 Forest Hill
Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL Take a walk in this expansive park. Meet at Okeeheelee Nature Center parking lot. 7:20 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-963-9906. Public/Leisure. “Are You Looking For a Sign From God?” 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 November 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.
Spirit Dolls Weekend
Nov. 9th and 10th
Saturday and Sunday from 10-4pm
Discover the ancient myth/fairy tale “Vassilisa’s Doll” where an orphaned girl is given a special magical doll that whispers intuitive wisdom at just the right time. Then with guided meditation, journaling prompts, abundance of materials and instructions provided you will invent and create your own spirit doll to connect you to your intuition. Join the magic and fun!
No previous art experience required and yet you will be amazed by the meaningful spirit doll you create!
Lake Worth location.
Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Profes-
sional Reflexology Certification Program (Foot•Hand•Face•Ear) (18 days), Nov 17-19, Dec 1-3, Jan 19-21, Feb 16-18, March 22-25, Spring 2020 [2 days] (All days 9am-6pm). Study Laura Norman’s unique Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn
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powerful nurturing relaxation and hundreds of Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques, Laura’s holistic approach, and become a Professional Reflexologist. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ANGEL FEST - Come experience the healing
energy of Angels with us! All classes are free! 11AM Angels of the Four Directions w/Alexandra Andrews. 12PM Crystals For Angelic Connection w/Jamar. 1PM Creating Affirmation with Angel Cards and Crystals w/Mary Ellen Collins. 4-6PM Intro to Transformational Breath® w/Jamar. Registration Required! Class Size Limited. 11:00-7PM Free Event Registration Required! Class Size Limited. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler
3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Foot Re-
flexology Certification Program (11 days), Nov 17-19, Dec 1-3, Jan 19-21, Spring 2020 [2 days] (All days - 9am-6pm). Study Laura Normans unique Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful, nurturing relaxation and extensive Foot Reflexology techniques, compli-mentary healing modalities, and how to create a healing environment. Led by Master In-structor Sande Rosen. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! 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 Reflex-ology Certification Training (7 additional days) - includes our Face & Ear Reflexology (February 16-18) and Hand Reflexology (March 22-25) Certifications. Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com/classes. html - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at email@example.com.
Palm Beach Edition
Laura Norman Foot Reflexology Part 1, (3 Days: Sun-Tues, November 17, 18, 19 - 9am6pm - 24 Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, ARCB CE Contact Hours Available). Experience a unique, guided, hands-on introduction to Foot Reflexology. Learn powerful nurturing techniques that reduce stress, increase your energy and enhance your health and wellbeing with Laura Norman’s unique Holistic Method. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Continue on with our Foot Reflexology Certification (Parts 2&3 on December 1-3, January 19-21) and Professional Holistic Reflexology Certification Training. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com - Call us at 561-2721220, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. SUNDAY ON THE WATERFRONT - 4 - 7 p.m. FREE | Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 “Completely Unchained” (Tribute to Van Halen) http://www. completelyunchainedrocks.com/ Completely Unchained is the only complete Van Halen tribute to the entire Van Halen catalog. All the lights, the sounds, the magic, and most of all the spirit that captures every era of Van Halen. All the classic hits, the Sammy Hagar years, and David Lee Roth’s greatest solo hits. Completely Unchained does it all, in one amazing fun-filled, free family-friendly show. Come dance the night away, enjoy the best of both worlds and jump to Completely Unchained – simply the best and most complete Van Halen show ever. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to this outdoor event. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch. ***activities are subject to change and cancellation***
MONDAY NOVEMBER 18 Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM
Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19 Join our trail maintenance crew and help trim the
verge. Location to be determined at the annual meeting, or contact: Fred Davis, 561-779-0273 to register. Public/Leisure to Strenuous.
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 11/18. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Psychic Readings w/Omi Velez – 3-6PM Cost 15
min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20 Asana + Acupuncture + Sound Healing = BLISS with Lizzy Moore with Little Ocean Yoga & Dr. Bella Lauren with Agape Healing Arts 5:45pm - 7:00pm at Little Ocean Yoga, North Palm Beach FL. Early bird $40 when preregistered two weeks in advanced or $45 after. REGISTER: On-line https://www.littleoceanyoga.com/events/ or call (561) 601-9090 This Yoga-Acupuncture-Sound Healing session combines the principles of three ancient healing and lifestyle systems to bring health & harmony at the outer body and inner energetic levels. This unique workshop was inspired by the benefits experienced from receiving acupuncture and sound healing following a yoga practice. Yoga, Acupuncture and Sound Healing work in a symbiotic way using different techniques to alter energy flow through the body at the physical and subtle level to manage flows to the organs and tissues they manage. Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cintron – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21 CLEMATIS BY NIGHT Free Weekly Concert Series Every Thursday; 6-9 p.m. FREE West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street,
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 - Clematis by Night is West Palm’s favorite Thursday night tradition for more than 20 years. During Clematis by Night, “Where the Party Begins,” guests will enjoy live music, food and drink specials and the hottest local social scene, creating an unmatched seaside happy hour setting. For more information,
please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @ westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch. Terry Hanck (Soul Rockin’ Blues) www.terryhanck.net Terry Hanck proves that sax and soul are still the rage, most recently winning the 2017 Blues Music Award for "Best Horn." Known for writing songs that “you think you've heard for years," the South-Florida based musician takes inspiration from Fats Domino, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Lee Allen and King Curtis. Hanck’s topnotch band also includes “Johnny Cat” Soubrand on guitar, Tim Wagner on bass and Butch Cousins on drums. Guests should plan to relax to the sounds of the sax during this nostalgicinducing Clematis by Night. Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 Bird Walk at Peaceful Waters Sanctuary 8:30am-
Hotworks.org presents 13th Bi-Annual
Boca Raton Fine Art Show January 25 & 26, 2020
Downtown Boca Raton
10:30am - Join Audubon Everglades expert guide Clive Pinnock for a bird walk at wetlands that attract large variety of wading birds, ducks, songbirds and raptors . Meet at entrance to boardwalk. 11700 Pierson Rd, Wellington, FL 33414. Free and open to the public. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen
Collins – 2-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 Bird Walk at Riverbend Park - 8am-11am - Join
Audubon Everglades for a guided bird walk through Riverbend Park. Family Friendly. Meet at main entrance parking lot. 9060 Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33478. Free and open to the public. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org
www.hotworks.org Facebook.com/HotWorksArtShows Instagram @HotWorksArtShows Reza Pishgahi, Sculpture
Professionally Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show Voted in the top 100 Art Shows in the Nation At Sanborn Square Park, Downtown Boca Raton Sat, Jan 25 & Sun, Jan 26 ~ 10am-5pm Daily ~ Free Admission ~ $5 Optional Donation Supports Students! Call for Entries ~ Budding Artist Competition – Grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 ~ more info www.hotworks.org
See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!™ MENTORED BY
APOXEE TRAIL, 3125 N Jog Rd West Palm Beach, FL.
Join Amy Saperstein at 7:45 a.m. for an 8 - 10 mile hike to enjoy this beautiful area that usually has a lot of wildlife to view. Plenty of water is a must. Contact: Amy at 561-289-5551. Public/Moderate. “Understanding & Developing your Intuition” w/Denise Powell. Understanding: Different Levels of Intuition; Where Does it Come From; Heavenly Helpers and Their Roles; The 4 "Clair's"; The Hidden Gifts of Your Sensitivity. Developing: Removing Fear and Religious Blockages; Embracing Spirit; Cleansing and Protecting Your Energy; Using Divination Tools; Using your Intuitive Gifts to Help Others. This course
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~William Arthur Ward
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will include class interaction and a Q&A. All levels of spiritual understanding are welcome. 2-4:30PM Cost $40 or $35 by 11/22. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Psychic Intuitive Medium w/Cinthya Blanchard
– 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24 ROYAL PALM BEACH PINES NATURAL
AREA, 110 Nature's Way Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Go on a leisurely hike through this West Palm Beach wilderness. Meet by 7:30 a.m. at the trailhead. Plenty of water is a must. Contact: Alan Collins 561-586-0486. Public/Leisure. Thursday, Nov. 24th – Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
MONDAY NOVEMBER 25 Monday, Nov. 25th - Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26 “What Is True Happiness?” Free Spiritual Café at 11:00 am at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Café, 2635 State Road 7, Wellington, FL 33414. Share informal conversation about dreams and other spiritual tools. Unlock keys to understanding and meeting challenges we face in life. Presented by the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center. For directions and more information call our local ECKANKAR Center (561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup. com/ecankarinpalmbeach and on Facebook at ECKANKAR Palm Beach County. For information about ECKANKAR—Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org. Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for
a profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative
beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 11/25. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Psychic Readings w/Omi Velez – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27 Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler
– 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Frequencies Of Light Holistic Pleiadians Therapies w/Eduardo Chianca Rocha. Eduardo Chianca is a Brazilian healer (and former IBM engineer and executive), with international experience, that recovered his ancient knowledge and wisdom as a Cherokee shaman from
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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Wellness Cooperative in Palm Beach County seeking health and fitness individuals to share space. 516-236 8374.
Happy Thanksgiving! Frequencies of Light Private Healing Session w/Eduardo Chianca - The healing sessions are approximately one hour. Eduardo dialogues with participants regarding current or repetitive emotional, spiritual and physical challenges, then provides a crystal reading of the chakras to affirm the blockages or identifies possible unknown areas needing attention and healing. Eduardo then practices the technique of Frequencies of Light: utilizing shamanic sounds and healing movements on all chakras of the body, addressing any imbalances.10-5PM Cost $125 This sessions will fill up fast, please reserve early.To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Transformational Ceremony of Consciousness w/Eduardo Chianca - It
is a shamanic, multidimensional, ceremony, with the partnership of light beings ( Pleiadians and Syrians) that are helping all humanity to reconnect to its divine essence, or the Higher Self, during this planetary transition time, which started by 2012, as the beginning of the new era of Light (Aquarius). Eduardo Chianca is a Brazilian healer (and former IBM engineer and executive), with international experience, that recovered his ancient knowledge and wisdom as a Cherokee shaman from a previous incarnation. He is the channel of the Therapy of Frequencies of Light and founder of the Pleiades Institute in Brazil. 6:309:30PM Cost $40 or $35 by 11/27 To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 OKEEHEELEE PARK NATURE CENTER Clip And Walk, 7715 Forest
Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL. Join a team of eco-volunteers who will meet at 7:30AM to help keep the Okeeheelee Nature trails clear. Contact Paul Cummings 561-596-4423 for details. Public/Leisure. Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35,
HELP WANTED Holistic practitioner , LMT, ESTI, LAc Quiet and serene Shared space/ room for rent 10X11 suite has own lock, shared bathroom, lobby and common area. PBG area rent 558/mo and security deposit required. 561-632-4019 Hiring LMT’s & Animal Bodyworkers In Palm Beach County. Call 845-297-8703. Licensed Hair Stylist and Manicurist-dreaming of working in a green, vegan, organic, health-driven, fragrance-free salon? Healthy Life Salon is hiring! 561-891-7527 PROFESSIONAL SPACE FOR RENT Massage Studio room for rent for $500- $650 monthly. It is very spacious and ready to move in. Its a great location so come and check it out. It could be used for either an Esthetician, Acupuncturist, Chiropractor, and/ or Massage Therapist. Please call if interested at (561)577-4556. Spacious room for rent in tranquil massage studio in NE Delray Beach. Need not be a MT, but similar field. 561-843-7991 Looking for someone to share office space (Mondays and Wednesdays) in office building in good location in West Palm Beach; $320 a month. Would suit LMHC/Therapist or similar. Call 561333-3372 for more details. Rev. Pearl Rauberts 561-333-3372 www.rauberts.com SERVICES
30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)
Contact Mesmerized Cleaning Service for ECO-friendly house cleaning. Because you deserve a healthy home! Licensed & Insured. Call or text 561-460-8336.
Sat. & Sunday, Nov. 30- Dec. 1st- Frequencies of Light Certification
Course w/Eduardo Chianca Frequencies of Light is an advanced energetic holistic therapy involving three processes: 1. Precise diagnostic of energetic centers in the body (or chakras) 2. Focus on the harmonization and balance of the chakras. 3. Activates spiritual connection of the Higher Self through the Pineal Gland. He is the channel of the Therapy of Frequencies of Light and founder of the Pleiades Institute in Brazil.Sat. 9-5:30 with Shamic Circle and Beings of Light Initiation from 7-10PM, Sun. 9-5PM $499 or $399 by 11/29 for all three events.
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 November 2019 61
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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
AGAPE HEALING ARTS
ABSOLUTE WELLNESS SPA
Health & Wellness Center 385 Tequesta Dr. Suite 4 Tequesta, FL 33469 561-76 AGAPE (561-762-4273) www.AgapeHealingArts.com
Greg Bartosiewicz, AP 2305, MM19098 6650 W. Indiantown Rd Suite 230 Jupiter, FL 33458 www.absolutewellnessspa.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
Mon-Sat hours by appt * Acupuncture * MagnaPuncture™ * Massage * NAET * Massage/Acupuncture Fusion * Bio-Electric DDS Massage * Micro-Needling with PRP option * Microdermabrasion * Complete Range of Peels, Facials
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE THE HEALING CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 16244 S. Military Trail Suite 120 Delray Beach FL 33484 phone:561-498-1414 www.drelishaomd.com email@example.com
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!
When the power
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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of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
ERIN SCHLOYER, CT, LMT SPA LAVAGE
5458 Town Center Rd, Suite 26 Boca Raton, FL 33486 Spalavage.com • firstname.lastname@example.org 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
90% of all sickness starts in the colon. Detoxification center specializing in gentle, caring combination of colonics, massage, and energy work for mind, body and spirit. Disposable speculums & filtered systems. Only registered hydroenterologist in FL-1 of 26 members of American Hydroenterology Association. Ionized Footbath.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY EILEEN YOCHEVED HANDE, BS, MA, LMT (SINCE 1993) The Massage Room at Back in Balance 7035 Beracasa Way, Ste 104 Boca Raton, FL 33433 www.bodymassageandbeyond.com 561-715-6185
Alternative Pain Management and Advanced Massage Therapies *Upledger Certified CranioSacral Therapy *Deep Tissue Massage *Reiki Master, Reflexology *Electro-Therapy Point Stim Certified (ETPS). I have developed innovative approaches to Pain Relief through the integration of these Heaing Therapies for the treatment of: Car Accident Injuries, Headaches, TMJ, Stress, Sciatica, Neck and Back pain, Plantar Fasciitis, post surgical stiffness. Even Doctors have become my patients!! MA 14975; MM 10999
CREATIVE COUNSELING DIVORCE SPECIALIST Sheva Ganz 954-449-5335 ARecreativeLife.com
Counseling for divorced individuals who want to use this transition to do lifechanging inner work and learn how to stop repeating negative behavioral patterns.
DAY RETREATS THERMAE RETREAT DELRAY
Delray 205 NE 5th Terrace Delray Beach, Florida 33444 561-332-5883 www.thermaeretreat.com Thermae Retreat Delray ~ An Organic, Wellness Retreat offering Finnish and Infrared Saunas, Organic Skincare, 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 561-866-3468. 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 email@example.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.
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!
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!
Thai. Sushi. Sake
Thai Lotus - Tequesta, Florida 137, North US Highway 1 Tequesta, Florida
(561) 743-0069 Thai Lotus - Jupiter, Florida
201, North US Highway 1, Ste C4 Jupiter, Florida
Serving Tequesta in the past 25years. Second location in Jupiter. www.thailotusflorida.com/jupiter
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HOLISTIC VETERINARIAN HEALING HEART
HEALING HEART Nancy A. Keller, DVM, CVH, CVA, CVC 222 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33435 561-740-1313 FAX 561-740-0819 Integration of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Medicine. Holistic Veterinary Care for our animal friends. By appointment only.
HYPNOSIS QUANTUM HEALING DISCOVERIES Jill Avery 561-305-3236 Info@QuantumHealingDiscoveries.com
As the subconscious mind controls 95% of our lives, affirmations may not be enough. Reprogram your subconscious, so you can discover who you truly are. Quantum Healing Hypnosis and Regression Practitioner • Kundalini Yoga Instructor • High Vibration Nutritional Educator
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE DEBORAH A. DEMARTA, MD, FACS, FAARFM Institute of Colorectal Health & Wellness 218 SW Atlanta Ave Stuart, 772-539-9556 InstituteHealthWellness.com
Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine. Colorectal Surgery and Functional GI, hormone replacement, food allergy and nutritional testing, IV vitamin therapy, heavy metals testing, medical aesthetics, THERMIva vaginal rejuvenation, ThermiSmooth skin tightening, HALO skin resurfacing, BBL BroadBand Light skin therapy, laser hair removal, botox and fillers, skin care, weight loss.
INTERNAL MEDICINE AND HOLISTIC PREVENTION DELIA WEISS MD & WELLNESS Internal Medicine Primary Care and Holistic Prevention 3416 S. Federal Hwy. in Vado Therapy Bldg. Delray Beach, 33483 561-243–8783 DeliaWeissMD.com
Acute and chronic illness treated; Nutrition; Weight; Supplement consults; Metabolism; Thyroid; Digestion; Fatigue, energy; Healthy aging; Blood vessel health; Avoid stroke, heart disease, cancer. Wellness screening. Experienced 20+ years, expert care, excellent results. We listen to you and focus on your concerns. We treat the whole person, scientific approach. Insurances, Medicare, Direct pay. By appointment, afternoon, evening, Saturday. Home Visits: Medicare and direct pay. So that you may Remain Independent at Home. Call or message: Tel. (561) 243 – 8783 Online DeliaWeissMD@gmail.com.
INTUITIVE HEALER/HYPNOIST 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.
LIFE COACH LAURA NORMAN INSPIRED LIFE COACHING AND HOLISTIC REFLEXOLOGY Delray Beach • New York City • The Berkshires 561-272-1220 • 212-532-4404 • 413-854-2615 www.lauranorman.com Laura created Inspired Life Coaching to empower you to: • Release old patterns that no longer serve you • Own your power • Get clear about your goals and priorities regarding relationships, career, prosperity, health and nutrition • Re-discover your greatness • Allow, embrace and manifest the life you desire Experience a unique blend of tools for your mind, body and spirit, including: • Guided imagery and visualization • The power of conscious language • Breath work with Aromatherapy • Law of Attraction • Love, Forgiveness and Gratitude • Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology Claim your right to live an extraordinary life!
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LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE & THERAPY BEVERLY DOWDLE, LMT, LLCC
FL Lic#MA6733 Advanced Lymphatic Therapy™ The Therapeutic Alternative 301 Camino Gardens Blvd.,Ste.102 Boca Raton ~ 561-392-3340 www.TheTherapeuticAlternative.com Beverly is a Certified Lymphatic Specialist with over 27 years experience. See and feel the results; glowing skin, reduced swelling/ puffiness, improved immune function and better digestion. Decreases post-workout and post-surgical recovery time.
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.
MIDWIFE MICHELLE CERAMI LM CPM 561.501.0985 East Coast Midwifery www.eastcoastmidwifery.com
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 ADVISOR SARAHSPIRITUAL®
4047 Okeechobee Blvd, Suite 129 Tree of Life Plaza West Palm Beach FL 33409 561-682-0955 SarahSpiritual.com SarahSpiritual: spiritual advisor, radio personality, transformational coach, energy healer, musical messenger. Sarah is available for inperson, phone and Skype readings at her Expedito Enlightenment Center in West Palm Beach. SarahSpiritual empowers and transforms through Spirit-channeled classes and training programs. Sarah is a Featured Performer and Keynote Speaker. SarahSpiritual is the host of "Spiritually Speaking with Sarah®" and has been live on-air since 2009. Listen on WWNN 1470 AM and 95.3 FM in South Florida and nationally on iHeart Radio Wednesdays 5 – 8 PM Eastern. Watch SarahSpiritual on Facebook Live and YouTube.
SPIRITUAL BOOKSTORE THE CRYSTAL GARDEN 2610 North Federal Highway Boynton Beach, FL 561-369-2836 www.thecrystalgarden.com
A unique gift store, book store and spiritual center with more than 50 events a month. Check the calendar and website for listings.
SPIRITUAL CENTER AND ORGANIC TEA LOUNGE MY FLORA AURA
Daily Classes,Unique Gift shop & Free Organic tea Tasting 26 SE 4th street, East Boca Raton, FL Jolie DeMarco / 561-901-5808 JolieMyFloraAura@aol.com www.MyFloraAura.com 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.
SPROUTS GOT SPROUTS?
8420 Resource Road Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 www.GotSprouts.com E-mail Info@GotSprouts.com 561-689-9464 Purveyors of Quality Wheatgrass, Sprouts, Juicers, Seed and Supplies. We supply Juice bars, Restaurants, Green Markets, Grocery Stores and The General Public with Healthy Sprouts! We Ship and Deliver.
TANTRA / SACRED SEXUALITY LOURDES STARSHOWER www.tantrahealerflorida.com firstname.lastname@example.org 561-843-1261
Sacred Sexuality Coach, Clairvoyant Energy Healer, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Relationship Counselor, Tantra Practitioner Certification Provider. I specialize is healing and awakening orgasmic pleasure, emotional intimacy, selflove, sexual/spiritual wholeness and personal power.
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!
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: email@example.com.
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