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ow then, although you may never have experienced hypnosis by listening to tapes/CD’s, or in person with a hypnotist, the hypnotic state is not unknown to you. You have, in fact, experienced the phenomenon many times, but you have called it by another name. Some of those names are day-dreaming, highway hypnosis (whereby you find yourself at your destination with no real recollection of precisely how you got there, or perhaps entirely bypassing your destination altogether)…or focused attention, where you are so totally engrossed in some activity that the passing of time goes unnoticed and you are surprised to find that many hours have gone by. What all of these experiences are, in actuality, is a shifting of your consciousness to a different level or state of being. In hypnosis, we access these familiar areas of heightened or focused attention on purpose to attain a desired outcome. Hypnotherapists have been trained to use these mental states to introduce specific ideas, suggestions and recommendations to your subconscious. In doing so, you can have the effects and the benefits that you wish to achieve. To explain a bit further… During day-dreaming for example, the noise and busyness of everyday is muted and we have narrowed our attention and thinking. By doing this we have created an altered state of consciousness. As we all know from experience, we “snap back” so to speak if something requires our focus to return to the consciousness of reality. That something can be someone calling us, a car horn, a siren interrupting our reverie, or any other type of interruption or distraction. When that distraction occurs, our exit from the “trance” state happens instantaneously. But…it need not be an external interruption. We can easily and instantly “snap back” by choice with just a simple desire to do so. We can purposefully gain access to that state of focused attention by using our powers of concentration and imagination guided by a trained hypnotherapist. The hypnosis experience has the unusual characteristic of combining concentration with relaxation. Most people when asked if they have ever been hypnotized reply “no” and they are mistaken! Hypnosis is an exciting opportunity to choose the thinking that can create for you the life you wish to live. There is simply no better way to get an idea into the subconscious but through hypnosis. Remember, we live the effects of our thinking! Arlene J. Sherman C.C.Ht. 561-793-3393 www.BreakthroughHypnosis.org
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n this one-day workshop, we will look at the imbalances in each level of the energy field that may contribute to the disease process. Each level of the energy field has needs that must be met in order for us to live a healthy fulfilled life. Through an objective evaluation of each level as well as understanding our personal dynamics at each level (which may be operating unconsciously), you will have a greater understanding of the energy field and its role in the disease process. Using Barbara Brennan’s model of the 4 dimensions of the energy field and examples of real-life cases, you will gain awareness of where you are energetically blocked, and learn healing tools, exercises, and meditations to augment traditional therapies, enabling you to have an active role in your own healing process. Details: Saturday, April 29th, 9 AM – 5 PM. Cost: $125 DoubleTree Hilton Hotel 4431 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 doubletreepalmbeachgardens.com Facilitator: Lisa Van Ostrand, BBSH Faculty and Senior Editor of Barbara Brennan’s new book, Core Light Healing To Register: www.barbarabrennan.com
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oin successful entrepreneur, author, investor and philanthropist, May McCarthy, in discovering how to increase success in your personal and professional life. Learn how to commit to recognizing and partnering with a characteristic of Spirit as the Source of Your Intuition called the CSO, or Chief Spiritual Officer. You'll learn how to work with your new partner, separate job responsibilities, and experience more fun and freedom as you focus on only your job and achieve greater levels of success! You will learn to trust that the CSO will do its job with excellence while you realize more of the good that you want in your life with less of the work. Come for the 10:30 am talk for a love offering and stay for the 12:30 – 3:30 pm workshop for $39 which includes a 28- page workbook. Details and tickets are at www.CSLPalmBeaches.org. 40 seats available. Get your tickets early! Call 561-676-7997 for more information. Upstairs in the GreenWise Community Room, at 11231 Legacy Ave, in Palm Beach Gardens 10
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t is not the strongest of the species that survives…It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin I have been a practicing Holistic Reflexologist and educator for forty-seven years. I am also a nationally board certified and licensed massage therapist in three states. I went to massage school to add to the Reflexology services I was providing. What I discovered is that massage therapy, especially full-body massage, can be very physically demanding for the therapist. It takes a lot of energy and strength to be a massage therapist, and requires the therapist to spend many hours standing and bending. I have known many massage therapists who experienced “burnout” and left the field after practicing for just a few years. Burnout is characterized by fatigue you cannot easily overcome, physical injury, diminishing joy in your work, and stress—and is the number one reason for ending massage therapy careers. Almost any kind of injury can result in an inability to work, leading to a loss of clients, income and, ultimately, one’s passion for the work.
Reflexologists, while practicing a very different modality from massage, share a common passion with massage therapists for helping people experience better health and well being. There are few jobs that are as emotionally rewarding to you and your clients. Here’s what one of our graduates, who had been experiencing burnout as a massage therapist, said: “I really loved having the skill to use my hands to make people feel better, to facilitate their healing, to help them experience themselves with more peace and flexibility. I loved seeing the transformation from when people came in for massage to when they left. Now, with professional reflexology training, I am again performing at a high level and making a difference in people's lives that I can see, hear, and feel, and that's so gratifying.” – Maria Reynaldo, LMT, Certified Reflexologist Maria took the Laura Norman Professional Reflexology for Massage Therapists Program. It is tailored specifically for the experienced massage therapist, taking into account your massage training and knowledge.
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Our hands-on Program focuses on teaching and helping you embody the fine finger and hand techniques in our Foot, Hand, Face and Ear Reflexology protocols, which allow you to reach and balance a client’s organs, glands, and body systems. And, you earn continuing education credits toward your license renewal. “As a massage therapist, I’ve always been taking care of everyone else. The hands-on exchanges that are a big part of Laura’s Reflexology training gave me the opportunity to be on the table and experience my own powerful healing.” – Joan Fine, LMT Reflexology is a natural choice. Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology encompasses the whole person—physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. And practicing Reflexology can help prevent both physical and emotional burnout. As a massage therapist, you will find that performing reflexology sessions is much easier on you. Mostly performed while sitting, and in a meditative state, reflexology sessions are actually energizing for the practitioner, while being pleasurable and therapeutic for the client. “What a gift! After practicing massage for over ten years, I got certified in Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology. It’s so much kinder to my body, Now I can handle more clients in a day, and it is healing for me as well.” - Jim Davis, LMT With professional training, you can make Reflexology a “value added” part of your massage practice. Offering a half hour or more of reflexology as part of a massage session will bring significant benefits to your client—and to you. And, you may choose to make reflexology your primary practice! Giving yourself these options can extend your career for many years. As I mentioned, I’ve been in practice for over fortyfive years, and two of my instructors have been in practice for forty-one and twenty-seven years! I know that you, like me, love helping others. Now is the time to help yourself, so you can continue to help others heal. Take care of yourself, rekindle the joy in seeing your clients leave feeling happier and healthier, and have a long, satisfying career with Reflexology. 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 Reflexology and Life Wellness Coaching sessions in Delray Beach and Holistic Reflexology Training Programs in Boynton Beach starting April 22nd. Educational DVDs in Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology and natural aromatherapy products available.Instant gift certificates available online for all occasions. Visit www.lauranorman.com Call 561-272-1220
WHAT IS HOLY FIRE REIKI?
he healing technique of Reiki (ray-kee) has been utilized for nearly a hundred years. Many are familiar with the word, but how where did it originate? How does it work? How is it used? The Reiki that has spread through the world today came forth from a deep spiritual search by a Japanese man, Dr Mikao Usui. During the early 1900s,through years of research and prayerful meditation he received insight and activations for healing the body and the spirit. This technique is often referred to as Usui Reiki, or Usui guide to natural healing. Today, becoming a Reiki practitioner requires a class in the history of Dr Usui and how Reiki evolved, as well as an activation/attunment of energy that opens the current of connection through the chakras to the Divine source of all healing. The more one practices being in this current the stronger the flow becomes. This usually leads to more sensitivity in the hands, as well as enhancing ones intuitive ability. Reiki is a tool that can be combined easily with any other healing method or vocation. Many have asked about Usui Holy Fire Reiki. It is an upgraded energy frequency of Reiki given initially in January, 2014 through William Lee Rand, founder of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT). It is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment, focus and guidance. I meditated on why this was necessary and why, after 20 years of doing Reiki, should I embrace this? After connecting with my Inner Guidance I was given that William Rand has been devoted to the energy and expansion of Reiki for many years. He has encouraged hundreds of other Reiki Masters to flourish and has the ability to connect and share this Ascended Frequency of Reiki with many people. The name, Usui Holy Fire Reiki was given to William through his spiritual guidance. He was not looking for a new form of Reiki, but was praying and considering expanding the teaching methods. The masters answered the call with the creation of Holy Fire. The Holy Fire Reiki comes directly from the Pure Light of Love, the Christed Light, and is honored and respected by all healers, (Physical or Ascended) and supports those who seek to be of service to humanity. It is a higher frequency vibration given to assist us with the Ascending energy on the planet. As we have expanded in consciousness the Masters of Light offered this Holy Fire Reiki to upgrade our vibration and take us even further into
creating health and harmony with Creator. Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® expanded the Holy Fire Reiki to the next level. This is the Reiki of Compassion and introduces 9 sacred symbols that create a bridge to specific healing intentions. After working with William Rand in the summer of 2016, and using the energy of Usui Holy Fire and Holy Fire II Karuna®, I feel like I have had an upgrade! Sort of like when I gave up my old iphone for a new one. The old one still worked fine, but the new upgraded version has way more potential. These are some of the experiences William Rand has noted on his website, www.reiki.org • Usui Holy Fire Reiki Works continuously even when not thinking about it and spontaneously heals issues as they come up. • Always respects free will. • Heals deeply and quickly without distress. • Heals relationships and interactions with others. • Releases worry and replaces it with a sense of safety in a most pronounced way. • Spontaneously provides guidance that is palatable for every level of life experience. • Tends to develop all the personality traits that are healthy for a person to have such as love of self and others, kindness, patience, confidence, vitality, enthusiasm, optimism, trust, joy, peace and so forth. • One of the more wonderful effects is a feeling of being loved. This is a deep and refined feeling that is very nurturing. • Once received, it continues to develop itself to be more evolved and effective. Those who are dedicated to be of service, to ease suffering, to be a Light in the world, to add energy to the Ascension process of humanity will resonate with Holy Fire Reiki. Deena offer all levels of Reiki Classes as well as private sessions. Holy Fire Reiki Level 1 & 2 (approved for Continuing Education Units for Massage therapists) Holy Fire Reiki Master Holy Fire II Karuna® Master.
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I receive calls weekly of people regretting a Keratin Straightening Treatment preformed by another salon saying “I can’t believe I thought it would be conditioning”. “My eyes and nose were burning and my hair is dry and brittle”. There is nothing conditioning about Formaldehyde and same class products. All Keratin treatments including Formaldehyde free formulas contain trace to high amounts of formaldehyde, Aldehyde, Ether or other Toxic chemicals. Keratin alone does nothing to straighten hair. The process of the toxic chemicals applied to the hair and pressed with a 450 degree straightening iron, producing a steam to be breathed in by all in the vicinity, is very dangerous. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen killing everything it comes in contact with. It causes eye and lung irritation and is a sinus and throat cancer risk. Many times the products are not forth coming about ingredients making stylists and clients uneducated about what’s in them. Is curly hair really that bad? Keratin treatments are a hot topic in the cosmetology world and are involved in class action lawsuits, OSHA alerts, a California government law suit, and are banned in Canada, France and Brazil. I am passionate about this treatment causing harm to the industry I have been part of for 24 years. I have never seen anything this toxic. People need to be aware of what they are breathing in at salons. JoAnn Durand is the owner of Glisten Organic Salon. The first Delray Beach organic salon, newly expanded to provide more services and a KERATIN FREE ZONE. 561-767-0371 • www.glistensalon.com
Medicinal Plant Immersion Retreats
oin medicinal plant expert Katie Haley for a unique hands-on medicine making experience with nature as the classroom. You will discover secrets of the herbal kingdom and participate in your own personal healing with exploration, play and inspired learning.Includes: Theory and practice of making; herbal tinctures, infused honey, exotic aromatic perfume blending, entrance to botanical gardens and nature centers, guided plant walks, gentle yoga & meditation, sound healing, tea ceremony and organic vegetarian lunch.Retreats takes place in the Boca Raton area, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm on the following dates: April 22-23. May 20-21, June 24-25No experience necessary to register, Class size is limited, save your spot with $50 deposit. Licensed massage therapists and nurses will receive 14 hours of continuing education credits. Visit www.cosmicflower.com for more details or call Katie at 407 760-8214 firstname.lastname@example.org
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ffective weight loss is about more than just diet and exercise. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body’s organs and systems must be working in harmony in order for you to look and feel your best. These systems include the digestive system, nervous system, circulatory system, and many more. The digestive system is the key component in the function of weight gain and weight loss. However, if other systems of the body are not in balance, this could disrupt the digestive system. Lifestyle, stress, and poor eating habits are some of the major components to imbalances within the systems of the body. These imbalances can be seen by an acupuncturist as stagnations (blockages), decreased energy (qi) flow, and accumulation of toxins. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on the imbalances within the body by breaking up stagnations (blockages), increasing energy (qi) flow, and releasing the toxins out of the body. Dr. Meng’s weight loss program is a whole body balancing experience. This means that not only will you lose weight;
you will also feel more relaxed or more energized, less stressed, and overall, healthier! During treatment, Dr. Meng will customize your experience to fit your needs and address more than just the weight loss. She can also treat many other health concerns such as cholesterol issues, hypertension, hormone imbalances, insomnia, acute and chronic pain, and much more! What to expect during your first treatment and treatments therein after: Dr. Meng implements a combination of acupuncture, all natural herbal formulas, and food therapy within her treatment plans to get you looking and feeling your best. During your first visit you will complete medical and bodily history paperwork which Dr. Meng will review with you so she can properly diagnose you. She will assess your body and lifestyle along with your medical history to come up with the best treatment plan specific to your needs. She will then place sterile, single use, thin needles in specific acupuncture points on the body to begin the process of re-balancing your body. After your treatment
Dr. Meng may suggest taking her specially designed herbal formulas to remove excess toxins, toxic liquids, and cleanse your body to help it feel more rejuvenated. You will also receive Dr. Meng’s food therapy pamphlet to continue your re-balancing at home. A treatment plan will consist of 10 treatments and you may lose 8-15 pounds. This experience is one of a kind because it treats the root of the problem to accurately and successfully help you lose weight, look great, and feel the healthiest you have felt in years! Once these treatments have completed, you will be re-evaluated and Dr. Meng will suggest the next steps you should take to continue your new healthy lifestyle. For more information, please call our office to receive your FREE consultation! (561) 656-0717.
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t’s only natural that you would want to use ingredients as close to nature as possible on your skin and hair. But what will really make an impact? The last thing you want is a talisman product for your face only to find out later on that it didn’t make the impact you were hoping for. CoQ10 may be an authentic addition to your longevity management routine for your skin. It has had an underground presence in skincare for savvy natural health fans since the 1980s. According to a study, CoQ10 is found in high concentration naturally at the surface of our skin, so it would follow that applying this essential enzyme to one of our most precious assets is beneficial. It supports the neutralization of free radicals in lymph, blood, and on cell membranes. (1) Since CoQ10 levels decline with age and significantly with the use of statins, supplementation is essential to healthy ageing. It has been shown to protect heart tissue from aerobic and ischemic stress. (2) There are very few completely natural moisturizers on the market. Skin Blessing is based on a formulation I used while living in the high, dry altitudes of the Himalayas and almost 15 years later I’m sharing it with you. Skin Blessing is launching a CoQ10 infused 100% natural serum in June 2017 that offers 3% concentration of this essential longevity nutrient when most other brands offer
only a 1% concentration or less. Skin, Inc., NIA24, and DHC offer popular products containing CoQ10 as well…but check the ingredient lists. 1. Crane FL. Biochemical functions of coenzyme Q10. J Am Coll Nutr. 2001 Dec;20(6):591-8. Review. [PMID: 11771674] 2. Rosenfeldt FL, Pepe S, Ou R, t al. Coenzyme Q10 improves the tolerance of the senescent myocardium to aerobic and ischemic stress: studies in rats and in human atrial tissue. Biofactors. 1999;9(2-4):291-9. [PMID: 10416043] Tracy L. Hackett, AP, DAOM is an Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACTCM at CiiS, San Francisco, CA) practicing in Jupiter, Florida. She has found health through holistic medicine herself and brings the same to others since 2005. She specializes in the treatment of pain and GI issues. She is the founder of Skin Blessing a botanical skincare line. She has also developed nearly 30 new acupuncture points for the treatment of digestive issues, pain (post-concussion, jaw, neck, low back, pelvic), and neuropathy. To learn more about management of aging skin, call Hackett Holistic Health at 561-632-4777 Offices at 108 Intracoastal Point Drive, Suite 100, Jupiter, FL 33477 email@example.com www.hackettholistichealth.com
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arefoot running has become a popular activity for athletes, and with the right training, can be a helpful tool for many runners. A recent study from the University of Jaén, in Spain, confirms the benefits of barefoot running. Researchers set out to determine what types of changes a 12week program of barefoot running would produce in foot strike patterns, inversion, eversion and foot rotation. Thirty-nine recreational athletes with no experience in barefoot running participated. Twenty formed the experimental group, with 19 serving as a control group. Researchers determined each runner’s low, high and comfortable running speed and conducted pre- and postrunning tests using cameras to document foot strike patterns. The experimental group’s training consisted of a progressive increase in the duration and frequency of barefoot running, while those in the control group performed the same progressive running program with their shoes on. The experimental group showed significant changes in foot strike pattern, with a tendency toward a mid-foot strike at all speeds. They also displayed changes in foot rotation and inversion toward a more centered strike at the lower speed, supporting the notion that progressive barefoot training can help athletes trying to change their foot pattern to a mid- or front-foot strike.
Drinking More Water Improves Food Intake
uopeng An, Ph.D., a kinesiology and community health professor at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, studied the hydration and dietary habits of more than 18,300 American adults and found that drinking more water each day can impact the overall calories and nutritional value of food consumed. Reviewing data from four parts of the National Center for Health Statistics’ National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, in which participants were asked to recall their food and drink intake during two non-consecutive days, An determined the percentage of plain water drunk by each person. He found an association between a 1 percent increase in the subjects’ daily intake of plain water and an 8.6-calorie reduction in food intake. An also discovered a slight reduction in foods high in fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol with the change. Participants that increased their plain water consumption by one to three cups reduced their calorie intake by 68 to 205 calories per day. The same increase in water correlated with a daily reduction in sodium intake by 78 to 235 milligrams, five to 18 grams less sugar and seven to 21 milligrams less cholesterol.
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Sedentary Kids Lag in Reading Skills
study from the University of Eastern Finland, in Kuopio, has found that less active boys perform worse in reading and arithmetic classes than their more active counterparts. Researchers studied 89 boys and 69 girls ages 6 to 8 and measured their sedentary time and moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) time using a heart rate monitor, movement sensors and body fat percentages. The subjects’ arithmetic and reading skills were calculated using standardized test scores. Comparing the data, the researchers found that higher levels of MVPA were associated with higher reading fluency in grade one and that lower reading levels were associated with more sedentary time in grades one through three. A significantly stronger correlation was discovered when male subjects were the focus. Sedentary boys that spent less time engaged in MVPA displayed consistently poorer scores in both reading fluency and comprehension than their peers. For girls, more sedentary time was associated with better arithmetic scores.
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2016 review from Australia’s Murdoch University, in Perth, confirms the cognitive benefits of consuming plants in the Salvia genus, particularly sage. Cognition includes processes associated with attention, memory, judgment, evaluation, reasoning, problem solving and decision making. Researchers discussed the theory that an accumulation of amyloid-ß peptide (Aß) in the body is responsible for some cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s patients. Studies have shown that sage can protect mice against Aß-induced neurotoxicity, thus helping to preserve cognition. The researchers also highlighted acetylcholine (ACh), a neurotransmitter believed to play an important role in attention, learning, memory and motivation. ACh enzyme inhibitors help prevent alterations in ACh, preserving these functions. In vitro and animal studies show that some species of salvia are effective ACh enzyme inhibitors. In addition, animal studies have shown that sage extracts can reduce depression and anxiety. Both of these conditions can contribute to a decrease in cognitive function. Further research is needed to determine the extent of the effect and safe dosage.
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The Pacific island nation of Kiribati has established the world’s secondlargest (1.3 million-square-mile) shark sanctuary, which bans commercial fishing throughout, and has also expanded the Micronesia Regional Shark Sanctuary. The possession, trade and sale of sharks and shark products are also prohibited in these areas as is the use of fishing gear such as wire leaders for targeting sharks. Worldwide, about 100 million sharks are killed each year in commercial fisheries. Nearly 30 percent of all known shark species assessed by scientists are now threatened with extinction. Sharks are particularly vulnerable to overfishing because they mature and reproduce slowly. Many Pacific island nations have established shark sanctuaries, recognizing the valuable ecosystem and economic roles that healthy populations provide. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora recently added 13 shark and mobula ray species to its list, a step toward ensuring sustainable and legal trade of these species.
Traffic Pollution Chokes Big Cities Worldwide
When air pollution blanketed Paris for three days, authorities called it the worst bout in 10 years and made public transit free. For the fourth time in 20 years, the city instituted a system based on alternating odd and even license plate numbers to keep certain vehicles off city streets, effectively cutting daily traffic in half; it’s the first time the ban’s been maintained for consecutive days. “Cars are poisoning the air,” says Paris city hall transport official Herve Levife. “We need to take preventive measures.” Three other cities—Athens, Madrid and Mexico City—will ban diesel engines by 2025 as part of a similar effort. Beijing, China’s capital city, has such dirty skies from cars and coal that protective masks are commonplace despite emissions restrictions and power plant closures, partly due to pollutants from neighboring regions. Paris leads the world in monthly car-free days, but several large metro cities participate in an international car-free day each September 22, including Washington, D.C., Seattle and Long Island, New York. Source: EcoWatch.com 20
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Phasing Out Plastic Film Food Wrappers Many grocery store foods are wrapped in plastic packaging that creates nonrecyclable, non-biodegradable waste, even though thin, plastic films are not efficient at preventing spoilage. Some plastics are also suspected of leaching harmful compounds into food. Researcher Peggy Tomasula, D.Sc., is leading a U.S. Department of Agriculture team developing an environmentally friendly film made of the milk protein casein that addresses these issues. She states, “The protein-based films are powerful oxygen blockers that help prevent food spoilage. When used in packaging, they could prevent food waste during distribution along the food chain.” Plastic six-pack rings are renowned for their negative impact on wildlife and the environment. Now the Saltwater Brewery, in Delray Beach, Florida, is making edible six-pack rings for beer cans that are 100 percent biodegradable. Constructed of barley and wheat ribbons from the brewing process, they can be safely eaten by animals that come into contact with the refuse. Company President Chris Gove notes, “We hope to influence the big guys and inspire them to get on board.” Source: American Chemical Society
Insects Assault America’s Forests
In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, the tiny hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life sucking sap and eventually killing the tree. The bug is one example of an expanding horde of insects draining the life out of forests from New England to the West Coast. Aided by global trade, a warming climate and drought-weakened terrain, this invasion represents one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the U.S. Scientists say they are already driving some tree species toward extinction and causing billions of dollars a year in damage, with the situation expected to worsen. Today’s connected world enables foreign invaders to cross oceans in packing materials or on garden plants, and then reach American forests to rapidly expand their ranges. According to a new study in Ecological Applications, scientists say several species of hemlock and 20 species of ash could become nearly extinct in coming decades. Such destruction would eliminate a critical sponge to capture greenhouse gas emissions, a natural shelter for birds and native insects and a reliable food supply for bears and other animals. Dead forests also increase the danger of wildfires.
Toxin-Free Farmlands Rise to 4.1 Million Acres
Kiara Nirghin, a South African teenage girl and recent winner of the Google Science Fair’s Community Impact Award for the Middle East and Africa, is pioneering a new technology to fight drought. The Holy Web, her super-absorbent polymer, can store reserves of water hundreds of times its own weight. Drought remains one of South Africa’s main challenges, with at least eight provinces requiring regular food relief. The project is designed to help farmers in dry areas build large water reservoirs for an adequate and regular supply of water for irrigation. “I wanted to minimize the effect that drought has on the community, and the main thing it affects is the crops. That was the springboard for the idea,” says Nirghin. Her invention uses recycled and biodegradable waste products such as avocado skins and orange peels to make the polymer sustainable, affordable and environmentally friendly.
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According to data service Mercaris, the U.S. had a record 4.1 million acres of organic farmland in 2016, an 11 percent increase over 2014. As of June 2016, the number of certified organic farms reached 14,979, including 1,000 startups. The top states in organic cropland after California, with 688,000 acres, are Montana, Wisconsin, New York and North Dakota. Montana hosted a 30 percent increase to 417,000 acres in 2016, adding 100,000 acres since 2014 and 50 new organic farms. In assessing the positive trend, Scott Shander, a Mercaris economist, says, “With today’s lower commodity grain prices, farmers are looking to add value and meet consumer demands. The global market is dictating U.S. prices. Demand for organic corn and soybeans is still growing strongly, but production is not growing as fast, so more of the production will be international.” Source: MercarisCompany.com
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We watch the graceful flight of colorful butterflies and appreciate their crucial role as pollinators. Establishing butterfly gardens or accommodating them in yard plantings increases food sources radically threatened by reductions in blossom-rich landscapes due to development, intensive agriculture, insecticides and climate change. The National Wildlife Federation (nwf.org) reports that butterflies are particularly attracted to red, yellow, orange, pink and purple blossoms that are flat-topped or clustered for landing or hovering, with short flower tubes that present easy access to nectar. Regional planting. In the Southeast, goldenrod, with its arching, yellow flowers, appeals to Buckeye species. Tiger Wing, Dainty Sulphur and Malachite lead the way in Florida. Some other suitable plants and trees for attracting butterflies, according to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center (Wildflower. org) are yarrows, red and white baneberries, and red, scarlet and soft maples in the Northeast; Butterfly and Honey daisies, Indian Mallow, American Century and Husiache, in the Midwest; and Giant, Ground, Subalpine and Noble firs, Vine Maple and Columbian Monkshoods in the Northwest. Inspiring individual efforts. Care2.com reports that California Academy of Sciences aquatic biologist Tim Wong cultivated California Pipevine plants in his backyard butterfly home four years ago upon learning that it is the primary food for California Pipevine Swallowtails in the San Francisco area. Starting with just 20 caterpillars, he was able to donate thousands of the swallowtails to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens last year and has grown more than 200 plants. Milkweed. Populations of iconic Monarch butterflies have plummeted 90 percent in the past 20 years, reports the National Wildlife Federation, primarily due to decline of 12 native milkweed species. They need support for their annual 2,000-plus-mile migration from the U.S. Northeast and Canada to central Mexico and back. Joyce Samsel, curator of the Florida Native Butterfly Society (FloridaNativeButterflies.org), notes that the Florida Monarch stays south of Tampa year-round. Learn about milkweed host plant growing conditions at Tinyurl.com/LocalMilkweedByState. Find milkweed seeds via MonarchWatch.org. Donate to help. Adopt milkweed habitat land through an Environmental Defense Fund (edf.org) program by donating $35 for one acre up to $350 for 10 acres. Their goal is to retain and protect 2 million acres. 22
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a professional landscaper in your area, ideally a member of the Association for Professional Landscape Designers,” advises Greenlee. Tap a local university extension service, master gardener and garden club for local expertise, often available at no or low cost via classes or club membership.
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raditional turf lawns are an ecological nightmare,” says John Greenlee, author of The American Meadow Garden, who notes that most monoculture turf lawns never even get used. His company, Greenlee and Associates, in Brisbane, California, designs residential and other meadows throughout the U.S. as an engaging alternative. Many other appealing options likewise use native plants appropriate to the local climate. For instance, replacing Kentucky bluegrass, Bermuda grass or another non-native species with natives can deliver drought resistance and lower irrigation needs; eliminate any need for fertilizers or toxic pesticides; reduce or eliminate labor-intensive and often polluting mowing and edging; enhance the beauty of a home; and attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Before replacing a lawn, determine the desired result. It may simply be achieving a low-maintenance, lawnfree yard; growing food like vegetables, 24
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herbs, fruit or nuts; or supplying ample flowers for a fresh weekly bouquet. Other benefits might include increasing privacy, dining al fresco, escaping into nature or even sequestering carbon dioxide to reduce climate change. To be successful, choices must be appropriate to the climate, plant hardiness zone, local zoning ordinances and homeowner association rules. Also consider the soil quality and acidity, moisture content and whether plantings will be in full sun or shade, or both. The right regional native plants often include grasses and ferns, herbaceous plants like flowering perennials and woody ones like shrubs, vines and trees. Native plants provide shelter and food for wildlife and help preserve a sense of place. “Work with
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From the Midwest to New England, “Wild ginger makes a nice, low groundcover with heart-shaped leaves in shade or part shade, where lawn grass often struggles,” suggests Pam Penick, of Austin, Texas, author of Lawn Gone: Low-Maintenance, Sustainable Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard. “Pennsylvania sedge, a low, grassy, meadow-like groundcover, can also work. For areas with full sun, bearberry, an evergreen creeping shrub with red berry-like fruit in fall, or prairie dropseed, a beautiful prairie grass with sparkling seed heads in fall, might be worth trying.” “Stick with the Carex family of plants, the sedges, for a native meadow,” echoes Greenlee. “They vary in color, texture and height. Follow nature’s lead and create a tapestry of commingled plants. Start slow and add flowering plants like Queen Anne’s lace, daisies, asters and poppies.”
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In sunny and well-drained areas of the South, Penick suggests Gulf muhly, an ornamental grass. “Its fall blooms resemble pink cotton candy floating above its green leaves.” In Florida, flowering sunshine mimosa with fernlike leaves and other natural groundcovers are low maintenance. “Basket grass is a low, evergreen grasslike plant with long, spaghetti-type leaves that puddle around it, suitable for shade or partially shaded areas,” advises Penick. “It’s slow to grow, but highly drought-tolerant and nicely covers a dry slope or spills over a retaining wall. Texas sedge makes a
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low-growing, meadowy alternative that’s evergreen and needs mowing only once every year or two.” Moss is a fine option for shady and moist areas. “If moss is naturally colonizing a patch of yard, allow it to fill in where the lawn doesn’t want to grow,” Penick counsels. “It makes a springy, evergreen groundcover needing only brief misting to keep it looking good during dry periods.”
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Plentiful sunshine, rare frosts and modest rainfalls make many California coastal areas perfect for growing lots of plants, rather than plots of water-thirsty turf. “For full sun, work with California yarrow, purple sage, Indian mallow, white sage, lupines and California sagebrush,” recommends Charlie Nardozzi, of Ferrisburgh, Vermont, author of Foodscaping. “In shade, try mountain yarrow, mimulus monkey flower, California honeysuckle, California flannel bush and coyote mint.” “Blue grama grass is native to many states, and buffalo grass is native to states west of the Mississippi River in the right places,” adds Greenlee. They’re especially suited for meadows established in drought-prone regions.
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“For sunny areas, try goat’s beard, penstemon, beach strawberry, mock orange and huckleberry,” says Nardozzi, who covers gardening nationally at GardeningWithCharlie.com. “For part shade, experiment with gooseberry,
red flowering currants, western amelanchier, deer fern, trillium and wild ginger.” Adding some clover to a traditional lawn may eliminate the need for fertilizers while retaining some turf, says Erica Strauss, of Gamonds, Washington, in her Northwest Edible Life blog. “When the clover loses leaf mass from mowing, its roots die off to compensate and nitrogen enters the soil for neighboring plant roots to use.” White clover works well for those on a budget; microclover costs more and is even better. For shady, north-facing or boggy-wet areas, Strauss recommends sweet woodruff. Moss is another option.
Semi-Arid, Steppe and Desert Climes
“If you crave a lawn but want to go native, Habiturf is perfect for the hot, dry Southwest,” says Penick. Developed by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, in Austin, Texas, it’s a mix of several native turf grasses, looks like a shaggy traditional lawn and can be occasionally mowed on a high setting to keep it neat. Once established, it needs far less water than traditional turf. “Silver ponyfoot grows well in many regions as an annual; as a perennial, it needs mild winters,” Penick continues. “Native to western Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, it likes good drainage, gravelly soil and fullto-part sun.” Xeriscaping—landscaping that requires little to no water—is especially prevalent in hot, dry regions. Plant picks typically include cactus, succulents, agave and herbs like rosemary or sage. John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, co-authors of ECOpreneuring and Farmstead Chef, operate the Inn Serendipity, in Browntown, WI.
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A kitchen garden represented by any kind of edible landscaping replaces some turf grass with produce. Carefully designed and maintained, it can be as attractive as any other garden space. “According to GardenResearch.com, 30 million U.S. households, about 25 percent, participated in vegetable gardening in 2015,” reports Dave Whitinger, executive director of the National Gardening Association, owned by Dash Works, in Jacksonville, Texas. “To integrate edibles into a landscape, first assess the locations of sunny and shady spots,” says garden consultant Charlie Nardozzi. “Then, identify plants suited to the growing conditions that will fit in those areas. Mix in edibles with flowers, shrubs and groundcovers to keep the yard beautiful.” For urban areas, he recommends raised beds and containers as a good way to integrate edibles, bringing in clean soil and moving containers to the sunniest spots in the yard. “We have 3,000 raised beds in Milwaukee,” says Gretchen Mead, executive director of the Victory Garden Initiative, which helps install edible landscapes. “We went from about 35 new kitchen gardens eight years ago to more than 500 each year now.” The easy-to-build raised beds go on top of or in place of turf lawns. For Midwestern residents, Mead recommends beginning with six crops that can be started as transplants, like tomatoes or broccoli, and then growing a couple of plants from seed, like zucchini or green beans.
“Water-saving gardens use less of this precious resource through appropriate plant choices, rain-conserving features, berming and terracing to slow runoff, water-permeable hardscaping and smart irrigation practices,” says Pam Penick, author of The Water-Saving Garden. “Regardless of where you live,
saving water is a priority for everyone. Drought is a growing problem in the Southwest and West, but also affects the Midwest, Southeast and even New England.” “Rain gardens help absorb, retain and use rainfall, preventing it from draining into the sewer,” agrees JenniferRiley-Chetwynd, with Colorado’s Denver Botanic Gardens. “Rain barrels collect water from gutters and downspouts so there’s more control in time and method of distribution, including perhaps drip irrigation.” According to the Groundwater Foundation, in Lincoln, Nebraska, rain gardens can remove up to 90 percent of problematic nutrients and chemicals and up to 80 percent of sediments from rainwater runoff. Compared to a conventional lawn, they allow 30 percent more water to soak into the ground.
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Hardscaped areas are used far more frequently than the turf lawn they replace as we move through spaces like walkways, patios, fountains, decks and grilling areas to enjoy the outdoors. “Plant people can get excited about planting but forget to leave ample space for patios and paths, often resulting in an overgrown, pinched look for seating areas and other places meant to be inviting,” cautions Penick. “It can also be easy to underestimate how large plants can
grow in a few years. Plan ahead for these ‘people spaces’ and install them before establishing garden beds.” Landscapers recommend being generous with this technique without paving over paradise. “Plants will spill and lean over hardscaping, so it won’t feel too large once your garden is filling in,” says Penick. “To address runoff and allow rainwater to soak into the soil, use water-permeable paving wherever possible: gravel, dry-laid flagstone or pavers; even mulch for casual paths.”
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haron Puszko, Ph.D., founder of the Daybreak Geriatric Massage Institute, in Indianapolis, teaches and certifies massage therapists working in assisted living, long-term care and memory care facilities. She relates, “These individuals appreciate not only the physiological benefits of massage but also having a therapist touch and address them by their names. A 105-yearold woman jokes, ‘Now that they’ve figured out how to keep us alive for so long, they don’t know what to do with us. Thank God for massage therapy.’” Specialty certificate programs such as Puszko’s, representing advanced education and training within a modality qualified as therapeutic massage and bodywork, are benefitting both massage therapists and clients. Some outcomebased specialty modalities considered as requirements for specific populations such as seniors, athletes, infants and cancer patients and survivors, are referred to as “medical massage”. The nonprofit National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork provides an accredited, voluntary certification beyond entry-level 28
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state licensure. To maintain their status, therapists must complete 24 hours of continuing education and 100 hours of work experience, and pass a criminal background check every two years. The certifying board also approves continuing education providers that teach specialty techniques, including integrative health care, sports massage and military veteran massage. The result is therapies administered according to a national standard of excellence requisite for therapists working in collaboration with doctors, chiropractors, wellness centers, retirement care communities and other medical settings. Puszko, an approved provider who founded her service in 2000, offers beginning and advanced weekend workshops for therapists on the complexities of physiological changes and technical skills required to work with geriatric or senior clients. She works from three offices in upscale retirement communities and teaches approved continuing education curricula throughout the U.S. and internationally. “Although the skills I teach are not taught in massage school, they are in
demand at independent and assisted living facilities where massage is considered a vital aspect of health care,” says Puszko. “Older Americans represent the greatest challenge to massage therapists. For elderly residents, stretching and pulling on delicate skin and joints, as well as pushing one’s elbow into gluteus maximus muscles, are unacceptable approaches.” She explains that they might be called upon for a range of needs from helping prepare a 70-year-old marathoner for a race to reducing the stress of an exhausted hospice patient. Geri Ruane is one of four founding directors of Oncology Massage Alliance, in Austin, Texas. She manages the operations for this nonprofit created in 2011 to help therapists that volunteer to administer complimentary hand and foot massage therapy to cancer patients and caregivers in chemotherapy infusion rooms and prior to radiation treatment. The alliance offers financial assistance to licensed massage therapists for advanced training through approved third-party oncology massage classes and provides hands-on experience with cancer patients. Ruane defines the essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist’s (OMT) skill set. “A properly trained therapist has an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt accordingly. Our main purpose is to reduce stress and provide emotional support for cancer patients and caregivers in radiation and infusion rooms.” For example, an OMT will ask a patient about their cancer treatment history, including particulars of related individual health issues, prior to the massage. Hospitals in 35 states and Washington, D.C., now offer massage therapy to individuals during cancer treatment. MK Brennan, president of the Society for Oncology Massage, created in 2007, in Toledo, Ohio, is a registered nurse with a longtime practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brennan observes, “In nursing school, I was
taught how to give a back rub, an aspect of patient care once provided by all nurses, but no longer part of a nurse’s education. It now appears that there could be a resurgence of interest in offering massage therapy in hospitals that would encompass more medical aspects and require modified techniques for different patient populations.” In addition to oncology and geriatric massage, other select massage therapy modalities such as orthopedic, bodywork, Asian techniques and those related to pregnancy, infant and child health care as well as other special needs require advanced education and training. Before making an appointment with a massage therapist/bodyworker for a specific type of help, inquire about their knowledge, experience, training and continuing education. Ask about additional credentials above entry-level core education that are specific to special needs. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at ItsAllAboutWe.com.
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’ve run in cities, rural areas and suburbs. I’ve run while deployed to military bases in the Middle East, in cities on four continents, in blazing heat and winter snowstorms,” says Maria Cicio, a licensed professional counselor candidate and marathoner in Grove, Oklahoma. “I’ve been running regularly for 25 years, mostly injury-free, and have found what works best for me.” For beginners, Cicio recommends starting with a 5K race. “There are a hundred reasons why a full marathon would not be fun for a beginner, but trail running, charity races and 5K road races are perfect,” she says. Cicio attests the physical health benefits come from the training and preparation more than from the race itself. “You can run for many years before deciding to run an official race, in which case you’ll probably have already experienced increased cardiovascular health, improved muscle tone and strength. “Running your first race can focus your running and turn it into training. You might increase your daily or weekly mileage, depending on the planned length of the race, or add some speed work to your regular running routine. When I’m training for a race, I’m more in tune with what my body needs; I also sleep better,” she says. The mental benefits are what keep many people running, even after the physical ones seem to plateau, advises Cicio. “Running means regular exercise, so it can improve our general mood. While numerous studies show this to be true, the best evidence comes from runners themselves.” Almost everyone has heard of a runner’s high, even if we haven’t experienced it ourselves. It’s long been accepted that endorphins released during exercise create a feeling of euphoria after a satisfying workout. Recent research on mice by the
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anice Cole, the author of Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes, knows how delicious a really fresh egg tastes. She keeps three chickens she calls “the girls” in the backyard of her suburban Minneapolis home. “Jasmine, a white Silkie, lays small, beige-colored eggs; Keiko a black and white Ameraucana and Silver Wyandotte cross, green eggs; and Peanut, a brown, feathery Cochin mix, brown eggs,” relates Cole. Cole has learned a lot about the natural lives of chickens. They need 14 hours of sunlight to produce eggs and lay about one per day. Chickens must be protected from predators, locked up at night in their coop for optimal well-being and let out in the morning to roam. Here are some tips for buying the freshest, most delicious and humanely raised chicken eggs.
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Deciphering the language on an egg carton is a first step. Diet affects flavor. “Eggs from pasture-raised chickens allowed to roam—eating grass, worms and bugs in the backyard or a pasture—will look and taste better than eggs from chickens limited to an inside space eating chicken feed,” says Cole. “Pasture-raised eggs will have a fresh herbaceous, or grassy, flavor with an ‘egg-ier’ essence.” “Look for the terms organic, free range or ideally, pastured or pasture32
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raised,” advises Adele Douglass, in Herndon, Virginia, executive director of Humane Farm Animal Care (CertifiedHumane.org). “USDA Organic” is a U.S. Department of Agriculture label confirming that the food the chicken ate was certified organic. “Non-GMO” indicates a diet free of genetically modified ingredients. “Free-range”, another USDA label, means the chicken had continuing access to the outdoors. “Pasture-raised” assures that the chicken roamed outdoors daily, eating what they wanted; the ideal scenario. “Cage-free” is a USDA-regulated designation ensuring that the chickens were allowed to roam freely about within their building to get food and water. “Natural” has no real meaning says Douglass; the term invokes no USDA regulation and nothing about actual farming practices. “Certified Humane” or “Animal Welfare Approved” means that each free-range hen has at least two square feet of outdoor space; it’s the most desirable designation, says Douglass. When farmers want to raise egglaying chickens, they need to provide physical conditions similar to those Cole affords, but on a larger and more efficient scale, usually without the love. In regions where 14 hours of daylight are not a given, farmers use artificial lighting. When snow is too deep for the birds to venture out and it’s too cold for bug life, farm-
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Eating one egg a day, or moderate consumption, will not raise cholesterol levels in healthy adults, concludes a 2012 review in the journal Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. While egg yolks contain cholesterol, they also possess nutrients that help lower the risk for heart disease, including protein, vitamins B12 and D, riboflavin and folate, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston. A study by Kansas State University researchers published in the 2001 Journal of Nutrition also found that phosphatidylcholine, another substance in eggs, can decrease the amount of cholesterol the body absorbs from them. Plus, eggs are great sources of micronutrients and antioxidants, says Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered and licensed dietitian and wellness manager for Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute, in Ohio. “I’ve always been a huge proponent for eggs. As lean sources of protein, they help us stay full, are easy to prepare and can be part of a healthy eating regime because they’re packed with free-radicaland inflammation-fighting antioxidants.” Kirkpatrick adds, “Eggs also help protect eyes. Their nutrient-rich yolks, like leafy green vegetables, are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids that studies have repeatedly shown help protect against macular degeneration.” Ideally, all chickens would be treated like Cole’s “girls.” For now, the best most of us can do is choose “Pasture-Raised,” “Organic” and “Certified Humane”. Getting to know more about the farmers that produce our eggs is even better. Judith Fertig writes food health articles and cookbooks from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com).
Here’s Humane Farm Animal Care’s Adele Douglass’ short list of sources for wellraised eggs. Kirkland Signature Organic Eggs, at Costco, are Certified Humane. While not pasture-raised, they’re cage-free. Costco has partnered with several small family farms throughout the country, which guarantees peace of mind for Costco and gives these smaller purveyors a steady stream of business. Vital Farms, of Austin, Texas, supplies eggs to stores throughout many of the southern and western states. They specialize in Pasture-Raised and Certified Humane eggs, produced by about 90 family farms. Recently, they pioneered a process to make “culling” (killing non-egg-bearing male chicks) more humane. Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, headquartered in Monroe, New Hampshire, works with more than 30 family farms in Illinois, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vermont. Their eggs are Organic and Certified Humane, as the chickens live in spacious barns with outdoor access. “Most of the year, they roam outside our barns as they please on organically grown grass amid clover and wildflowers,” says owner Jesse Laflamme. “At the same time, we also have to ensure our hens are safe from predators and communicable diseases from wild birds.”
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We are measuring economic growth crudely with no sense of quality. One country can have 2 percent gross domestic product growth and at low environmental cost, whereas another measuring similar growth might be both causing massive environmental destruction and concentrating the generated wealth among small numbers of people. We need to grow economies in ways that protect the environmental services that create opportunities for growth in
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Are true eco-cities and eco-suburbs feasible? We can design much more livable areas for the protection and health of wildlife, nature and residents. Nature also has a major bearing on the costs of a country’s healthcare system. A number of population level studies, including from the Netherlands, reveal how people with access to green space feel better and experience higher levels of well-being, especially in mental and psychological health. Many Western countries are seeing increased incidences of depression, anxiety and other psychological problems that can be reduced through greater access to open areas, green spaces and wildlife. We can expect massive increases in urban areas worldwide in the next 40 years. There’s an opportunity now to plan
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Why do you believe it’s important to instill basic ecological principles in youngsters? In the future, if fewer people understand the implications of climate change, ecosystem degradation, loss of wild animals and rampant toxic pollution, it’ll be even harder to embed adequate responses. The next generation should know how this planet works. Our world doesn’t succeed just on the basis of technology. It’s being run on microorganisms, the actions of forests, seas, soils and everything in the natural world. People that don’t know this can do a lot of damage. When more young people know the basics, it’s more likely they’ll behave in ways that reflect them. Progressive urbanization, with ever fewer people having direct experience of how nature works, is already an issue, so investing in our youth now will pay dividends in their future. Randy Kambic is a freelance writer and editor in Estero, FL, and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings.
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t was standing inside TimpaI learned early I was held in a darkness so nogos Cave (a national mondeep that my eyes seemed on we live by shut even though they were ument) as an 8-year-old child that marked me. Hiking to the wild mercy. open. All I could hear was entrance of the cave with our the sound of water dripping church group, we were ushered in by and the beating heart of the mountain. a park ranger. Immediately, the cool air I don’t know how long I stood inside locked inside the mountain enveloped Timpanogos Cave before our church us and we wore it as loose clothing. Imleader realized I was missing, but it was mense stalactites and stalagmites hung long enough to have experienced how down from the ceiling and rose up from fear moves out of panic toward wonder. the floor, declaring themselves teeth. We Inside the cave, I knew I would be found. were inside the gaping mouth of an aniWhat I didn’t know was what would find mal and we were careful not to disturb me—the spirit of Timpanogos. the beast, traversing the cave on a nar To this day, my spiritual life is found row constructed walkway above the floor inside the heart of the wild. I do not fear so as not to disturb its fragility. But it was it, I court it. When I am away, I anticipate the Great Heart of Timpanogos Cave that my return, needing to touch stone, rock, captured my attention. water, the trunks of trees, the sway of When everyone else left the charisgrasses, the barbs of a feather, the fur left matic form, I stayed. I needed more time behind by a shedding bison. to be closer to it, to watch its red-orange Wallace Stegner, a mentor of mine, aura pulsating in the cavernous space of wrote: “If we preserved as parks only shadows. I wanted to touch the heart, those places that have no economic posrun the palms of my hands on its side, sibilities, we would have no parks. And believing that if I did, I could better in the decades to come, it will not be understand my own heart, which was only the buffalo and the trumpeter swan invisible to me. I was only inches away, that need sanctuaries. Our own species wondering whether it would be cold or is going to need them, too. It needs them hot to the touch. It looked like ice, but it now.” registered as fire. Suddenly, I heard the heavy door Excerpts from The Hour of Land: A slam and darkness clamp down. The Personal Topography of America’s group left without me. I was forgotten— National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams, alone—locked inside the cave. I waved reprinted with permission. Learn more at my hand in front of my face. Nothing. CoyoteClan.com/index.html.
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arth’s oceans shelter more than a million species, employ millions of people and feed billions more. Their complex ecosystems increasingly face critical challenges, including acidification, overfishing and pollution. Inspiring us all, youths nationwide are stepping up with bold, creative actions benefiting present and future generations to show us how we too, can do our part. Sean Russell, 24, of Englewood, Florida, was exposed to ocean wonders in junior marine conservation summer camps and 4-H programs. Volunteering with Mote Marine Laboratory’s dolphin research program, in Sarasota, Russell was struck by how improperly discarded fishing line entangled and killed dolphins and other wildlife. At 16, he launched the Stow It—Don’t Throw It Project to promote portable receptacles made from repurposed tennis ball containers for anglers to stash used fishing line for later safe disposal on shore. More than 21,000 containers have been distributed nationwide to date. While earning a bachelor’s degree in biology, Russell launched the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit to harness youth enthusiasm for related issues. Six summits have convened hundreds of concerned young change-makers and adult professionals. “Young people learn about current threats to marine life and become inspired by peers sharing ideas and successes,” says Russell. Planning and skill-building
sessions fuel action, often assisted by microgrants to help kick-start community projects. Russell is also involved with the nonprofit EarthEcho International, which activates young leaders through peer-topeer networks. One recent campaign, 3T4E, encouraged youth worldwide to pick up three pieces of trash on November 1 and document their efforts. Nearly 2 million social media impressions later, they’ve reached youth in 24 states, in 19 countries and on six continents, according to Executive Director Mia DeMezza. Founded by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau, the Washington, D.C., EarthEcho shares service learning stories that record steps young people are taking to mitigate local waterway issues. In a virtual classroom field trip series, they can explore issues such as oceanic dead zones and acidification through dynamic multimedia presentations. “These young people are going to inherit the problems we’ve created, and deserve a seat at the table,” says DeMezza. Given the opportunity, youth can play a key role in conservation, research and policy making for Earth’s oceans. “I look at youth not as leaders of the future, but leaders of today,” says Russell. Daniela Fernandez, 23, is one of the youth leaders working to bridge the generational divide on ocean conservation issues. An undergraduate at Georgetown
University, in Washington, D.C., she was invited to a 2013 United Nations (UN) meeting to address the state of the world’s oceans. When she inquired if they had social media outlets to share their discussions, she discovered they did not. The 2016 Christopher Benchley Ocean Award winner relates, “I returned to campus with a sense of urgency about the issues I learned about, which led me to start a nonprofit to connect Millennials with the oceans.” The resulting Sustainable Oceans Alliance (SOA) has since hosted three global ocean summits with participants from more than 30 colleges and universities, learning directly from leaders in government, science, business and policy. Summit-watch parties at embassies around the world enabled Millennials to submit questions and comments online. Consequently, Secretary of State John Kerry’s office partnered with SOA to incorporate a youth component in the state department’s 2016 Our Ocean Conference. The SOA, recognized by the United Nations as a game-changing initiative, has catalyzed 30 chapters on U.S. campuses,
with plans to expand to Britain, Chile and Spain. Actionable steps include advocating for college curricula on ocean health. Already, the alliance has helped sway global policy, gathering 30,000 signatures petitioning that ocean conservation be included in UN sustainable development goals. It also mobilized youth advocating for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, America’s first marine monument (measuring a bit larger than Yellowstone National Park), off of Cape Cod, created by former President Obama in 2016. Russell and Fernandez agree that rallying around solutions is key to engaging youths and adults alike. “You can talk about the problems all day long, but it’s solutions that inspire people to take action,” says Russell. Fernandez adds, “Often, people feel helpless in the face of big issues, but if you give them a simple way to help, they will get behind it.” Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.
What We Can Do Now Everyone has a part to play in keeping oceans clean and healthy. Here are some ways concerned individuals of all ages can help. Do away with disposable plastics. Use reusable alternatives to single-use plastics such as plastic bags, water bottles, to-go containers, takeaway cups and straws, all of which clog the oceans and endanger 600 aquatic species due to ingestion or entanglement. Green what drains. Anything that washes down the drain can end up in waterways. Avoid dumping chemicals like paint, oil and solvents and opt for non-toxic cleaning products like DIY cleaners made from vinegar and baking soda, which are safe for people and the seas. Eat smart. Per a 2016 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report, nearly a third of commercial fish stocks are now fished at dangerously unsustainable levels. Find best choices on the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s downloadable sustainable seafood guide and app at SeafoodWatch.org when dining or shopping, and ask seafood eateries and fish counters to carry ocean-friendly selections. Reduce fertilizers. Fertilizer runoff from gardens and commercial agriculture eventually end up in oceans, leading to “dead zones” with low levels of oxygen that kill aquatic life. Cut energy use. Carbon dioxide from fossil fuel consumption is turning oceans acidic, which is particularly harmful to coral reefs. Use energy-efficient appliances and vehicles, opt for renewable energy plans from local utilities and bike, walk and take public transit.
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It costs slightly more on a monthly mortgage to build a home that costs far less per month to operate. ~Dan Chiras Energy Storage
Tesla Motors does more than produce highend electric cars and solar shingles. The company is also on the cutting edge of future energy storage. Tesla’s new, compact Powerwall 2 battery system, complete with inverter, can power an average two-bedroom home for 24 hours. Chiras says, “Utilities throughout the nation are cracking down with special fees on solar-home owners that occasionally pull electricity from the grid. I think more people are going to opt to go off-grid or install a Tesla battery to provide nighttime power to preempt this. It’s easier to maintain than a standard lead-acid battery, and should last as long. When its useful life is over, the homeowner returns it to the company.” “Saltwater-based batteries for homeowners are coming up,” observes Clay Sterling, assistant professor of electrical technology at Kankakee Community College, in Kankakee, Illinois. “The batteries from Aquion Energy are non-toxic, safe and recyclable.” Their Aspen series of aqueous hybrid ion batteries contain neither heavy metals nor toxic chemicals and are non-flammable and non-explosive, adding to their safety.
Building green gets easier with green home plans. The prototype, super-insulated, 970-square-foot NewenHouse sustainable home in Viroqua, Wisconsin, is about 50 percent smaller and more than 80 percent more energy efficient than the average American home. The plans-and-services package for the Passive House-certified NewenHouse home features double walls for insulation and a super-efficient heat recovery ventilator. Four different home plans are available for houses under 1,000 square feet. John D. Ivanko is co-author of ECOpreneuring. Liam Kivirist captures the latest technology news on TechSocket.net.
HOME TECH UPDATE Nest Smart Thermostat
Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat replaces the old thermostat and immediately starts saving energy and money. Partnered with a smartphone, custom settings will lower the temperature at night, warm up the house upon waking and reduce heating or cooling swings when owners are away. On average, people save 10 to 12 percent on heating bills and 15 percent on cooling bills according to Energy Trust of Oregon reserach, with the device often paying for itself in less than two years.
Leveraging a mix of filters, ionizers and fans, the Blueair HEPASilent air purification system captures 99.97 percent of particles down to 0.1 micron. A range of sizes are available to suit different spaces.
The Haiku Light fixture from Big Ass Solutions brightens when someone enters a room and turns off when it detects the absence of movement. The light-emitting diode (LED) fixture produces 50 percent more light than a typical 15-watt compact fluorescent light (CFL).
The Natufia Kitchen Garden is a fully automated vertical garden that easily fits into a kitchen area. Natufia manages the non-GMO, certified organic seed germination, watering, nutrient needs, humidity control and light cycles, freeing the gardener to simply pick and savor year-round fresh produce. While pricey, it provides an option for urbanites that both lack outside growing space and prioritize convenient healthy eating.
This handy droid vacuums up dust mites, allergens, pet hair and dirt. iRobot’s Roomba 880 detects debris, maneuvers around most furniture and curtains, features a high-efficiency particulate air filter to suck up the small stuff, works on a variety of surfaces and automatically plugs itself in to recharge.
The bowl of Toto’s MH wall-hung, high-efficiency toilet with powerful 3-D dual flushing is coated with a nanotechnology glaze that seals the porcelain with an ionized barrier; its non-porous surface repels visible and invisible waste. The company’s smart toilet model also cleans itself.
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ENZYME THERAPY FOR PETS A Key to Good Health by Shawn Messonnier
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nzymes are among the most commonly used supplements for cats and dogs because they are widely beneficial. They support digestive health and enhance nutrient absorption, as well as reduce inflammation and boost overall wellness. A nutrition school adage states, “If you have a question on your exam and don’t know the answer, put down ‘enzymes’ and you’ll likely be correct.” The point is that enzymes made by the body for specific functions are essential to life because they affect nearly every physical or biological process. Enzymes help normal, healthy pets use nutrients and support the righting of gastrointestinal disorders, whether involving simple vomiting, diarrhea, chronic or
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complete constipation, anal sac disorders or inflammatory bowel disease, regardless of cause. Because sick pets often suffer from reduced appetite and impaired digestion, enzyme supplements are often added to a dietetic regimen to improve their nutritional status. Helpful enzymes include proteases, carbohydrases (like amylase) and lipases that break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats, respectively. Digestive enzymes are highly specific both to the type of food they act upon and the conditions under which they work. They can be derived from pancreatic, plant or microbial sources (bacteria or fungi). While pancreatic enzymes activate mainly in the small intestines (being inactive in the stomach’s lower pH environment), plant and microbial enzymes begin digesting foods in the stomach immediately after ingestion and likely even on the food being prepared, if the enzymes are added several minutes before they are eaten. Enzymes from microbial and plant origins have a broader spectrum of activity because they are stable and active through a wide pH range of 3.0 to 8.0. Enzymes may be helpful for pets with inflammatory conditions, including arthritis, dermatitis, allergies, asthma and cancer. In
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such cases, they should not be administered with food, because otherwise they will be “used up” before the pet digests the food. It’s also possible to use enzyme supplementation to reduce excessive shedding because enzyme supplementation is widely recognized to increase the absorption of nutrients, some possibly involved in controlling hair growth. Some of these nutrients may be used in thyroid hormone synthesis, which can positively affect hair growth and reduce shedding. A novel use for enzymes is to help pets practicing coprophagia, or the eating of their own or another animal’s feces. Adding the proper enzymes to the diet is believed to curb this problem, which could result from a nutrient deficiency caused by incomplete digestion and absorption. For pets with behavioral coprophagia, enzyme supplementation is unlikely to help the problem but will still benefit the pet’s overall health. The recommended dose by breed and weight is based upon experience, the label of a specific product and directions provided by the family veterinarian. Using enzymes according to a professional’s advice is safe, with rare to nonexistent side effects. Talk to the pet’s doctor about the best enzyme products to address individual needs and keep them healthy.
Shawn Messonnier, a doctor of veterinary medicine practicing in Plano, TX, is the author of The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats and Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets. For more information, visit PetCareNaturally.com.
A Female Taoist Master Speaks… “5-Elements of Politics & Religion” By Professor Tanya Storch and Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack
n 1998 I met Tanya at University of Florida dept. of religious studies. She was teaching classes in Taoism and Eastern religion. In my first class with Professor Storch she spoke on “lucid dreaming”, which is where you can become aware you are dreaming while still in the dream. Her teachings brought me closer to God and my relationship with spirit. Tanya taught me to use 5-ELEMENTS to be a more effective Qigong teacher in this world. 5-Elements of Fire, Water, Metal, Soil and Tree are Tanya’s area of expertise and this is her story. My 5-Elements education began in childhood in the high northern Ural Mountains. Each summer, between ages 4-10, I was taken from my family in Leningrad and forced to stay three months with my grandma of the Votyak, a small ethnic minority who secretly practiced an ancient religion on veneration of natural forces. Children in this village barely spoke Russian, but they ran barefoot on the harsh cold floor. These times awakened my primordial Qi and began my journey of balancing elements fire and water. Born in Leningrad, Soviet Union and educated by the Communist regime, I was trained to love a tiny metal star with the face of “Grandpa Lenin”. God saved me from this madness by leading me to a master teacher of Qigong and Taoist psychology. Through years of meditation and knowledge of 5-Elelemts I learned to save energy from conflicts and to increase the energy in my body. 44
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My teacher was trained as a hereditary Taoist master in a family which preserved secret teachings about Tao, Yin-Yang, 5-Elements, Qigong, and herbal remedies for hundreds of generations. During the Chinese Revolution, an oracle advised him to marry a Russian woman and escape, so his knowledge could be preserved and spread around. He successfully escaped, avoiding torture which befell other men in his family. Because of his great talents, he became a language instructor at the Leningrad University where I studied with him for many years. In addition to this Taoist master, I managed to study with Russian Orthodox Priests and Buddhist Lamas. Both Christians and Buddhists supported each other during this time and hoped their united prayers would help destroy the great evil dictatorship of the USSR. In Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity, our human body is viewed as a temporary temple filled with eternal light, our spirit and consciousness. Purification of the temple is viewed as high priority. This is why, urged by my new clergy friends, I tried several rather challenging forms of physical-spiritual purification, including going for days without food. I practiced consuming only a bowl of rice per day for five months, walking barefoot in deep snow, swimming in the middle of winter in water surrounded by ice, and lying dead on the hard floor for eight to nine hours (long enough for the soul to completely leave the body and travel).
I endured arrests, interrogations and other forms of political persecution in my country. This unique, Qigong knowledge was instrumental in creating conditions of hopeful energy as my family went through immigration in Austria, Italy and the United States. Keeping peace with God, respecting all He created, and wisely using my innate fire has made my life bloom to the fullest, despite my age and injuries. I live without fear or other negative emotions. When one understands the 5-Elements, one understands their own mind patterns, magnetic field and how to make its vibration stronger. Professor Tanya’s immigration allowed for the creation of the QI REVOLUTON conference attended by over 50,000 Americans. Today, professor Tanya Storch teaches at University of the Pacific in California. Tanya won’t let you call her a master, but she is the closest to this ideal I have found. Although she authors university textbooks on religious studies and gets paid well, Tanya’s bed is a futon on the floor and her couch is two
Tanya was Jeff’s first Qigong teacher and a professor fluent in English, Chinese and Russian. She immigrated to America after learning from Qigong masters of Taoist and Siberian lineage. Jeff Primack is the founder of “Qi Revolution” and has trained thousands of Qigong teachers. floor pillows. While Tanya lacks places to sit in her physical dwellings, she has developed real energy that trumps material comforts. Thousands of beautiful people will practice Qigong under one roof at the QIGONG NATIONAL EVENT at Daytona Ocean Center. The price is only $149 for 3-Days, making it so everyone who wants to learn can be present. Lineup includes: Qigong Routines, Breath Empowerment, Meditation, Food-Healing, Tui Na Massage and “Collective Qi” from so many practicing in unison is magical. Professor Tanya Storch and Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD, another expert of Qigong, will be speaking at this one of a kind event. Qi Revolution is “Non-Denominational” and promotes connection with God, the Tao, Great Spirit, teaching that sincere heart and posture matters most. Intention of gathering is to unify across cultures for Qigong to reveal our higher human potential.
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CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR MASSAGE THERAPY By: Katie Haley, BS, LMT
ho doesn’t love a good massage? According to the American Massage Therapy Association’s website, in 2016 approximately 50 million Americans had at least one professional massage. The list of indications for therapeutic massage is extensive; backaches, whiplash, sciatica, carpel tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and migraines, with pain relief followed by stress reduction as the most common reasons to seek treatment. But are there times when massage isn’t beneficial or could actually do harm? A contraindication is something that a massage will interact with negatively. This list will help you decide when to use caution or refrain and when in doubt always ask your primary health care provider. In fact, a recent survey from the AMTA says 56% of physicians are now recommending massage therapy to their patients for pain management and overall wellness. ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATION When something is an absolute contraindication it means the client should not be given a massage in that particular area no matter what the circumstances. For example if someone has DVT (deep vein thrombosis) under no circumstances should the lower calf muscles be massaged. The first trimester of pregnancy is also in this category along with contagious diseases, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, severe pain, kidney disease or a history of thrombosis. Untreated hypertension and those who have severe complications from diabetes should not receive massage therapy. RELATIVE CONTRAINDICATION Means there is a level of caution or danger associated in having a massage; however the massage may be performed with a modification to ensure safety. This is typical where there has been a recent injury, for example, athletes receiving a sports 46
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inflammatory conditions like dermatitis are all contraindicated for massage. However a therapist with training in aromatherapy or herbalism may be able to blend a remedy to help the skin condition.
massage. Prenatal massage has specific contraindications such as not massaging the lateral aspect of the Achilles tendon and certain reflexology points on the feet, which stimulate the reproductive organs. Therapists certified in these modalities will understand the specifics. GENERAL CONTRAINDICATION Is when a contraindication affects the entire body, for instance, someone who has a virus from a cold or flu. Not only do you risk passing germs to your therapists, but the massage will increase circulation and can spread the infection faster in your own body, causing you to feel worse. Some conditions are not always black and white. Although massage therapy appears to be generally safe for cancer patients, they should consult their oncologist before having a massage that involves deep or intense pressure and for cancers that are highly metastatic. LOCAL CONTRAINDICATION Is if the contraindication affects only a localized area of the body, such as a recent hip or knee replacement or facial plastic surgery. Deep tissue massage should not be given to clients with osteoporosis or those taking blood thinning medications. In the case of the shingles, the acute phase is contraindicated until the blisters heal. In the case of non-contagious skin disorders like psoriasis or acne, that area of the skin should be avoided. Sunburn, rashes, and
SIDE EFFECTS Side effects are different from contraindications and could include temporary pain or discomfort, bruising, swelling and a sensitivity or allergy to massage oils. Yet this can be avoided with good communication between you and your therapist. Always give an honest and detailed health history and speak up if the pressure is too much or if you are feeling pain during the session. Remember the goal is to be pain free. FINDING THE RIGHT THERAPIST Besides education and credentials there are many aspects to finding a therapist whom you feel comfortable with. To have the best experience you should ask questions and trust your instincts. Perhaps you feel more at ease with a particular gender or in a specific setting, you may have to visit a few places to discover a therapist that is a good match to your needs and personality. Massage therapy is the physical application of loving kindness. I was told this definition by a teacher of mine when I started my career almost 20 years ago. These simple words continue to guide my path and I feel blessed to have given nearly 20,000 massages to people from all over the world. Katie Haley is a licensed massage therapist, certified yoga instructor and owner of Yoga Fusion Studio in Delray Beach. To learn more please visit www.cosmicflower.com or contact her at email@example.com See Katie’s listing in the practitioner section for a special rate for Natural Awakening readers.
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EARTH DAY GUIDED MEDITATION I
’m walking on a nature path that leads me into the forest. It’s dark and foreboding but I have faith that I can find the light. As I continue to walk down the path I see a glimpse of light shining through the forest canopy. It is a beautiful scene of light illuminating all of Mother Earth’s trees, leaves and life among us. My faith increases with each breath I take. The solar energy empowers me. I feel the solar energy nourishing my physical body. I stretch my arms up to the sky and welcome the light. I feel illuminated within. I soak up the solar and cosmic rays. I feel energized, relaxed and peaceful. Rays of light are shining a new path for me to take. I take a deep breath and feel this feeling of knowingness that everything’s going to be O.K. I welcome the light in my world. I affirm in my mind, “I trust the universe.” The corners of my lips lift and a smile stretches across my face. I instantly feel lighter knowing how far I’ve come on this life’s journey. I take in a deep breath and exhale a big sigh, “AAAAAHHHHHHH.” I let go of everything that no longer serves me. I instantly feel lighter. I feel relieved. It’s time to enjoy this light journey and love my life more. I always know which way to go. I feel my belief increasing with each new step. I feel guided on this healing nature path of life. I AM EMPOWERED! The leafy green ferns tickle my ankles as I walk on the path. It makes me giggle inside. I feel so lucky to have this moment with Mother Earth as I honor this planet for Earth Day. I affirm, “ I AM grateful for you, Mother Earth!’ “I AM blessed!” The more I breathe with each new step I see more light shining on my path. The light shines right through me, shining through every cell of my being. I feel rejuvenated and renewed. I can visualize that pure white light around Planet Earth. I can see Earth returning to wholeness. The trail takes a turn and starts moving upward. I no longer question whether I can make this journey for I believe in myself. I also believe in the healing power of nature and that invisible force of love while visualizing a peaceful Earth. Boulders are magically placed like stairs out of the Earth’s hills. I bound upward into the light feeling and knowing that I’m on the right path. I effortlessly head towards the light like wings upon my feet. I am grateful for this journey and honor Mother Earth as I celebrate the Earth not just today, but every day to continue 48
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to raise the vibration of love on this planet. White Light Bubble Meditation for a Peaceful Earth Visualize pure white light around yourself from your head to toes. See everyone you love surrounded with white light as if it’s a force field of light around you. Now see it around the entire planet. See everybody smiling, happy and peaceful. This vision will focus your positive higher vibrating energy of love towards all humans on the planet. As we raise our vibration, it improves the planet. This is a planetary conscious effort to meditate on a peaceful Earth and what we focus on happens! Affirmations: Repeat out loud daily, “I am peaceful.” “I live in a peaceful world.” “Mother Earth is WHOLE.” “I am whole.” As the humans of our world heal…so does Mother Earth. MANTRA Meditation: A great mantra to meditate on during Earth Day is: Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu Translation: May there be peace in everyone’s heart and mind everywhere; Happiness for All Beings. (As humans heal themselves, they raise the vibration of love and heal the planet.) Mantras are used to help control the mind by repeating a positive higher vibrational statement or sound to increase the vibration of consciousness. A mantra is a word or group of words in Sanskrit believed to have psychological and spiritual powers. How to: You can mentally chant this mantra in your mind over and over again or you can chant out loud or sing this mantra with conviction while adding feeling. For best results: Chant daily after taking 10 deep conscious breaths to quiet the mind. Say out loud or sing with emotion daily for at least 5-10 min. or until all the thoughts stop and you reach your bliss zone. Then just sit and be in silence and enjoy. Feel Great Meditate. *The longer you chant, the more peaceful you will feel. The longer you chant, the more you raise the vibration of the planet. *In order to change a habit, meditate daily for 40 days. When focusing outwardly on a peaceful world, it will help you achieve inner peace within yourself. Meditation Minutes: Yogic science says that there are specific
lengths of time needed for certain desired effects in meditation. (3h0) 3 minutes: Affects circulation (blood) and electromagnetic field. 11 minutes: Changes glandular system and nerves. 22 minutes: Balances and coordinates the three minds. 31 minutes: Affects all the cells and rhythms of the body and all layers of the mind’s projection. 62 minutes: Changes the gray matter of the brain. Integrates the subconscious “shadow mind” and the outer projection. 2 ½ hours: Holds the new pattern in the subconscious mind by the surrounding universal mind Join Sunny on Earth Day 4/22 9am for Vinyasa Flow Yoga on the Beach or 10:30am Meditation. Meets third path north of Atlantic Ave just north of Marriott Hotel. $15 each class. Sunny is the founder and creator of Feel Great Meditate TM. Sunny is an Empowerment Mind Coach, Educator, Speaker, Spiritual Advisor, Life Transformational Coach and provides many tools to Activate Spirit and Balance Energy within. She provides Energy healing through Yoga, Breath-work, Kundalini, Meditation and Sound Vibrational Healing. She can be found teaching Feel Great Meditate Seminars, Private sessions and Corporate Wellness Programs. She is currently on tour in S.Florida and also has private apts. on Skype. Sunny is the Author of Can You Imagine World Peace? Sunny is also the creator and voice behind the “Just Breathe” Relaxation Meditation CDs. Publication: originally Published in Today’s Yoga Magazine, www.todaysyoga.com. Tel. 561-859-2891, email FeelGreatMeditate@gmail.com, www.FeelGreatMeditate.com/free, https://facebook.com/FeelGreatMeditate https:/Instagram/Feel Great Meditate Get your FREE Audio Meditation by Sunny at WWW.FeelGreatMeditate.com/free
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OLIVES AND OLIVE OIL
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Serving each person in body, mind and spirit to reach their highest light “Dr. Stager’s practice in West Palm Beach consists of integrating the best of Eastern and Western medicine, especially using gentle hands-on body work, body/ mind energy work and acupuncture. Dr. Stager treats a wide variety of patients from all over the world, of all ages, ranging from newborn to elderly; from common general health to neuromusculoskeletal problems.”
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By William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAAMA, FAAO, FACOFP
he olive (Olea europaea) is a “drupe,” similar to the almond, apricot, cherry, peach and plum. Olives have been cultivated since prehistoric times in Asia Minor, and have since spread to the Mediterranean, China, South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and California, where the first trees were planted in 1769 by the Franciscan missionaries in San Diego. In fact, California accounts for all commercial U.S. olive production, producing mostly black-ripe, pickled olives, with olive oil being only a minor by-product there. They need a drier climate than Florida, but they do grow here and there is small olive industry here. Americans consume 1-2 pounds of olives per person per year. Of the estimated 800 million olive trees in the world (yes, olive lovers estimate these things), about 90% are growing in the Mediterranean area. Spain produces the most varieties, while Italy produces the most oil (33 million gallons annually). Northern Italy even has its own olive museum, the “Museo dell’Olivo”. The olive tree is a small, evergreen tree, with an average height of about 20 feet. Olive trees will bear fruit in their second to fourth year, and continue producing on a roughly “on and off” year cycle (i.e. every other year is a good producing year). Some olive trees are estimated to be over 2000 years old! The olive, its tree and oil, have been the subject of food and cooking, commerce, art, music, poetry, religion, and history for thousands of years. Think of the dove bringing back an olive branch to Noah after the Deluge. Moses exempted men from military service who worked in the olive groves. Jeremiah (11:16) described prosperous Israel as “a green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit.” In Greek mythology, Athena gave the olive to humans as a gift, and the grateful citizens of Attica then named the city of Athens for her. Olive oil was offered and burned in ancient temples, and olive leaf crowns were given to victors of competitions, games and battles. There is a mythological story of Adam, when suffering from pain and asking for help, was visited by the angel Gabriel with an olive tree, who told Adam to “plant it, then pick the fruit and press its oil. It will cure your pain and sickness.” An old Arab riddle goes:
“Our servant is green; her children are born white and then grow black; who is she? - An olive tree.”
“O Love, what hours were thine and mine, In lands of palm and southern pine; In lands of palm, of orange blossom, Of olive, aloe, and maize and vine.” ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson “The Daisy” 1847.
All fresh olives are bitter and tough. Their many colors are due to different stages of ripeness and how they are cured (like apples go from green to red, etc.). Olives are separated by size and color, treated with wood ash or lye (like soap); cured in dry salt, wet salt (brine), or oil, or roasted; and packed in oil or vinegar with herbs and spices, etc. Olives have calories: around 15 calories apiece. A ton of olives produces about 50 gallons of oil. There are a number of methods of extracting oil from olives, varying with producers and countries. Virgin olive oil, which has a light greenish tint, is obtained by pressing crushed olives in coarse bags and skimming the oil from the tubs of water through which it is conducted. The cake left in the bags is moistened and repressed for different grades or types of oil. Provence oil is supposedly the most valued and most refined (my guess is there are other opinions on that!). Official olive soap is made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide. Olive wood is beautifully grained and polishes well, is faintly fragrant, and is valued in cabinet work. The medicinal parts are the dried leaves, branches and flowers, as well as the olive oil itself. There are many biochemically active compounds in the oil and leaves. The main fatty acids in the olive oil are oleic acid, palmitic acid, and linoleic acid (that’s all good!). The olive leaves also have many compounds, including oleoropine and some flavonoids (antioxidants).
Contraindications: There are no known drug interactions. Olive oil in large amounts is contraindicated in people with gallstones. Let me say a few words about the popular “liver flush”: Don’t do it if you have gallstones. A typical “liver flush” consists of drinking a cup of olive oil with the juice of two lemons once a day for several days. That’s fairly risky, since it may easily result in a gallstone blocking one of the bile ducts. And oleic acid, one of the compounds of olive oil, has actually been shown to cause gallstones in animals!
Dosage: The “PDR of Herbal Medicines” reports no known “dos-
age” of olive leaf extract. To prepare an infusion, pour 150 ml of hot water over 7- 8 grams of dried leaves. Tea is made using hot water plus 2 teaspoonfuls of dried extract. For olive oil, 15-30 ml, 3 times daily at mealtimes helps gastrointestinal ulcers. Again, do not use it if you suspect you have gallstones. There are about a zillion ways to enjoy olives and olive oils. Check your local bookstore for cookbooks or the internet for information and recipes. William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FA MA, FAAO, FACOFPAOBNMM 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.
There are many traditional uses of the oil and leaves, and some good science to support some of the evidence. Olive leaves are astringent and antiseptic. Olive leaf extract is used to: • enhance the immune system • antimicrobial • antioxidant • hypoglycemic • hypotensive • antiarrhythmic • spasmolytic (relaxes the smooth muscles of the intestine) • anti-inflammatory • reduces fever • reduces rheumatism and gout.
Olive oil’s properties include:
• antisclerotic (reduces serum lipids) • soothe gastrointestinal ulcers • hypoglycemic • contracts the gall bladder • laxative • moisturize skin and skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, sunburn, and burns. natural awakenings
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Center for Spiritual Living Palm Beaches. Looking for a spiritual community where you can be yourself? We honor all people and paths. Learn about practical, positive spiritual tools to transform your life and make the world a better place. Enjoy great company and grow to your highest potential. Sunday Mornings: Meditation 10:00 am, Interactive Celebration & Discussion 10:30 am. Upstairs in the Community Room at GreenWise, at 11231 Legacy Ave, Palm Beach Gardens. www.cslpalmbeaches.org , 561-676-7997 Understanding Animals as Medicine Helpers with Grandfather Rick McBride, mixed blood Cherokee; 12:00pm to 2:00pm, by Donation. Native American teachings & traditions help us understand the relationship between humans and animals. Today you will discover the many ways Animal Medicine Helpers can help you and also learn how to establish a conscious relationship with a particular Medicine Helper nation. You will also learn how a good understanding of Medicine Helpers adds greater dimension to your everyday life. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. To register, call 561-333-3372, or pearlrauberts@hotmail. com, details at www.rauberts.com Stone People Medicine Readings with Grandfather Rick McBride, mixed blood Cherokee. These are private one on one Native American style readings available from 2:30pm; $50 per 45 minutes reading. You must call to book your time slot and other days and times are also available. Stone People have been used for millennia for receiving guidance from the Spirit world by Native Americans. If you need clarity on an issue, consider this old and profound reading technique. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Must register ahead of time: call 561-333-3372 or email pearlrauberts@hotmail. com; details at www.rauberts.com CHAKRA AWAKENING CRYSTAL HEALER LEVEL 2 – LAYING ON OF STONES AND CHAKRA BALANCING EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP with Margaret Ann Lembo. 8 CE units. CE Broker Course #: 20-576832. NCBTNB approved provider #720. Sunday: 11:00AM – 1:00PM, Monday: 10:00AM – 5:30PM. $197 prepaid non-refundable. Price includes lunch for Monday. Maximum 10 people. The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www. thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend. Increase Life Force! 2 Life Altering classes: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with Sunny Arfa. 11-12:15 Yoga & 12:15-1 Meditation & Sound Healing with the Gong. Yoga includes breathing meditations, Kundalini exercise sets, Chanting mantras, & movement to increase life force. Discover why Kundalini Yoga is the Diamond of all Yoga. Give your body the internal cleansing it needs: Improves physical health & balances nervous
system. Quiet the mind & Re-charge the Brain! Activate Chakras, achieve inner peace and calm emotions. 6 classes Transforms your life! Both classes $30 or $20 each. www.meditatewithsunny.com Like Facebook@ Feel Great Meditate 561-859-2891 Located at The CENTER for Spiritual Living 2 SW 12th Ave. Boca Raton, east of 95 off W.Palmetto Park. HIKE IN JONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. Take a good long hike (around 7 to 12 miles) in JDSP. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the front gate. Bring lots of water. Park requires an entry fee. Contact: Mary Miller, 561- 213-2189. Public/Moderate.
MONDAY APRIL 3 The Happiness Club of Palm Beach from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, at BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach. The Happiness Club is a social group with the mission to promote the benefits of being happy. Positive emotions have been linked in scientific studies with better health, longer life, and overall well-being. Donation: $20. online at www.HappinessClubPalmBeach.com. CHAKRA AWAKENING CRYSTAL HEALER LEVEL 2 – LAYING ON OF STONES AND CHAKRA BALANCING EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP with Margaret Ann Lembo. 8 CE units. CE Broker Course #: 20-576832. NCBTNB approved provider #720. Sunday: 11:00AM – 1:00PM, Monday: 10:00AM – 5:30PM. $197 prepaid non-refundable. Price includes lunch for Monday. Maximum 10 people. The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www. thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend. Yoga for Beginner’s Series w/Jamar (6Wks) Mon 7-8:45PM Cost $115 or $99 by 4/2 or drop-in fee $20 per class. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280 MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING, Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL. Talk about your hiking adventures with refreshments at: 7:00 p.m. Program at 7:30 p.m. Topic to be announced. Contact: Margaret Brabham, 561-324-3543. Public/Leisure.
TUESDAY APRIL 4 Gentle Yoga with Meridith Every Tuesdays at 6pm. Gentle stretching, conscious breathing, relaxation and meditation. All levels welcome. $15 Drop in or $50 for 4 classes. Classes held at The Center for Spiritually Living in Boca. Call 561-929-4416 for more information. Prenatal Yoga with Meridith Every Tuesdays at 7:15 pm and alternating Sundays at 9:30. Increase flexibility and balance, relieve stress, connect with your baby and other moms. $15 Drop in or $50 for 4 classes. Classes held at The Center for Spiritually Living in Boca for more information call 561-929-4416. Transformational Breath® w/Jamar. Tues 6:308:30PM Cost $40 or $35 by 4/3. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
AUDUBON SOCIETY OF THE EVERGLADES (ASE), Annual MEETING Pot Luck DINNER and LECTURE: "The year-round biology of the Swallowtailed Kite: A hemisphere of conservation challenges and opportunities” by Ken Meyer, Ph.D.,Research Ecologist, co-founder and executive director of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) 6:00 p.m. dinner, 7:00 p.m. meeting & lecture Join us for a special presentation by Ken Meyers about the biology and conservation of the Swallow-tailed Kite. www.auduboneverglades.org
WEDNESDAY APRIL 5 Story with Grandfather Rick McBride, mixed blood Cherokee; 6:30pm to 8:30pm approx; Donation. Often thought of as simple allegories, Native American stories are more profound than most people realize. Given the differences in common culture and indigenous understanding, exposing yourself to these stories can help you expand your spiritual maturity and tear down the many boxes imposed by common culture. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. To register, call 561-333-3372 or email pearlrauberts@hotmail. com; details at www.rauberts.com Freedom From Stress 7-8:30 p.m. Every Wednesday. Experience the ancient Raja Yoga Meditation. This wisdom from the ages enables the soul to maintain happiness and peace no matter what the challenge. FREE. Delray Beach. Contact: 561-843-2296. www.brahmakumaris.org Thai Yoga Practice Class w/ Marcelo Punlay- 5:45 pm. Thai yoga bodywork is an ancient healing discipline that works on activating the self-healing body's mechanism through the meridians, gentle stretching and pressure points while relaxing and breathing. You will ultimate feel like new. Cost: By Donation. Location- Greenlands 2000 North Federal Highway, Delray Beach FL 33483. Phone: 561-921-4238 Connecting with Divine Signs! 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Mary & Dr. Dave discuss excepts from their book Divinely Touched on how to see all types of signs around you, what they mean, and how to connect to them! Class receives hand-outs on animal and # signs, and demos on kinesiology. Mary will also give a FREE miniHealing/Clearing at the end of the workshop. Jamar’s Enlightenment Center. 4595 Northlake Blvd. PBG call: 561-630-2280 for reservations and discount! HOW TO USE CRYSTALS FOR BEGINNERS with Margaret Ann Lembo. Learn how to pick crystals and how to use them to design your reality. Positive thought matched to crystals you choose in your life can help you find love, money, happiness, inner peace as you release fears and worries. 6:45 - 8:45 PM, $18 prepaid, $25 at the door, non-refundable. Maximum 25 people. At The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden. com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend. STRESS REDUCTION RELAXATION TRAINING. Many people have asked us for natural stress reduction modalities. We invite you to join us for: Wonderful Wednesday wind down weekly body-mind
energy revitalizing sessions. Passive guided relaxation by experienced Meditation Practitioners. Focus is on learning techniques to reduce stress, improve health, and cultivate joy. Come as you are $15/session. Meet at 5:50PM, relaxation session from 6pm to 6:45PM. DELIA WEISS MD + WELLNESS Internal Medicine Primary Medical Care + Holistic Wellness. 200 Lindell Blvd., Suite 914, Delray Beach, FL 33483. tel. (561) 243.8783 DeliaWeissMD.com Connecting with Your Divine Signs w/Dr. Dave and Mary DiSano. Wed 7-8PM Cost $25 or $20 by 4/4. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280 Free healing session with Cristovao Brilho 7:00pm - HOLIDAY INN AIRPORT - West Palm Beach 1301 Belvedere Road 33405 call 786-295-8665 must arrive by 7:00pm
THURSDAY APRIL 6 Women’s Growth Group in Boca Raton from 7:00-9:00 pm. Energy exercises, meditation, lessons in Spiritual Law from Dan Millman, sharing and laughter in a safe community. Facilitated by Colleen Haney at Communicating Energy Wellness Institute, 370 W. Camino Gardens Blvd, Boca Raton, FL, 3rd Floor Conference Room. For details email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Suggested donation of $20) Astral Travel Meditation w/David Andrew Rodriquez. Thurs 7-8:30PM Cost $25 or $20 by 4/5. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
FRIDAY APRIL 7 Yin Yoga with Candle Light & Live Music with Leslie Glickman @ Yoga Journey Studio, 1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton in the Wyndam Hotel (5th floor). 6-8pm Join Leslie in the studio for Yin Yoga with Live Music. Take the journey inward and explore the deeper parts of yourself. Beginner & Advanced students welcome. This long slow deep practice is all levels and is presented in a candle lit room with live music by Scott Marischen. 2 hours of bliss! Investment - $30 This event sells out - please pre-register! www.yogajourney.com
UPCOMING CLASSES WITH
REV. PEARL RAUBERTS 6073 Summit Blvd West Palm Beach 33415
5 Steps to Awakening Sunday April 9 11:00am to 1:00pm $20
Energy Healing Circle Tuesday April 18 Starts 6:30pm By Donation
Reiki I Refresher
Saturday April 22 10:30am to 12:30pm $20
Awakening with Angels Saturday April 22 1:30pm to 4:30pm $35
Reiki II Refresher Tuesday April 25 6:30pm to 8:30pm $25
Reiki Level II
Sunday April 30 9:30am to 5:00pm $150 Full details at
www.rauberts.com To register:
Private Intuitive/Psychic Readings w/Countess Nadia Starella. Fri 2-6PM. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
SATURDAY APRIL 8 Community HU Song HU, a love song to God, is a gift to the world. Tune into its many blessings and experience divine love. Join us on Saturday, April 8th 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 www.miraclesinyourlife.org
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. ~Nelson Mandela
Yoga in the Park with Leslie Glickman. Every Saturday at Sanborn Square Park, Federal Hwy, Downtown Boca Raton 9 - 10 am. Free Weekly Community Yoga Event. www.yogajourney.com CREATING SACRED SPACE: CANDLE BURNING AND SMUDGING FOR SPACE CLEARING with Margaret Ann Lembo Learn to use candles for prayer, meditation and manifestation. Learn which colors work for different issues. Understand smudging and why one uses specific herbs for various clearing purposes. Obtain an overview of how to clear your space using herbs, essential oil blends, and vibration. 2:00 – 4:00PM $22 prepaid, $27 at the door, nonrefundable. Maximum 25 people. The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend. Celebrity Psychic Gallery Readings w/author & TV personality Michelle Whitedove. Sat 2-5PM Cost $55 or $50 by 4/7. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280 TRAIL MAINTENANCE. Florida Trail members and the public are invited to help maintain a section of trail. This is a great opportunity to see how the Association works to keep wild areas accessible for public enjoyment. Contact: Fred Davis, 561-585-6386.
SUNDAY APRIL 9 5 Steps to Awakening with Pearl Rauberts; 11:00am to 1:00pm, $20. Many people understand the importance of awakening spiritually and making progress on their spiritual path & this class will help you to implement spiritual practices in your day to day life. We will look at Gratitude, Meditation, Prayer, Mindfulness, Ritual. This will be an interactive class in which Pearl will help you develop a plan to move forward. Pearl has been one of South Florida's leading Spiritual Awakening teachers for many years. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. To register, call 561-333-3372 or email@example.com; details at www.rauberts.com Tarot Intensive: Classic Skills for Tarot Reading led by Mary Ellen Collins, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, $35. How would you like to enhance your tarot-reading skills with one of south Florida’s top tarot readers? This tarot workshop will focus on two topics that will help you do just exactly that. In this hands-on three-hour class, we will learn how to interpret court cards and we will practice using the Celtic Cross tarot spread. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415 To register: call 561-333-3372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; details at www.rauberts.com. Activate the Pranic Body! 2 Life Altering classes: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with Sunny Arfa. 11-12:15 Yoga & 12:15-1 Meditation & Sound Healing with the Gong. Yoga includes breathing meditations, Kundalini exercise sets, Chanting mantras, & movement to build up your Auric Body. Discover why Kundalini Yoga is the Diamond of all Yoga. Give your body the internal cleansing it needs: Improves physical health, & balances nervous system. Quiet the mind & Re-charge the Brain! Activate Chakras, achieve inner peace and calm emotions. 6 classes Transforms your life! Both classes $30 or $20 each. www. meditatewithsunny.com Like Facebook: Feel Great Meditate 561-859-2891 Located at The CENTER for Spiritual Living 2 SW 12th Ave. Boca Raton, east of 95 off W.Palmetto Park.
MONDAY APRIL 10 CHAKRA AWAKENING CRYSTAL HEALER LEVEL 2 – LAYING ON OF STONES AND CHAKRA BALANCING EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP with Margaret Ann Lembo. 8 CE units. CE Broker Course #: 20-576832. NCBTNB approved provider #720. Sunday: 11:00AM – 1:00PM, Monday: 10:00AM – 5:30PM. $197 prepaid non-refundable. Price includes lunch for Monday. Maximum 10 people. The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend.
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GUIDED MEDITATION: STRESS RELIEF AND DIVINE CONNECTION with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. 6:00 - 6:30 PM, $5.00 suggested “love offering” per event, at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend. CORD CUTTING: RELEASING THE ENERGETIC TIES OF YOUR PAST with Margaret Ann Lembo. Are you ready to release old patterns? Do you notice you keep having the same type of relationship issues over and over again? Are your “buttons” easily pushed by friends, family members or even strangers? If you are getting a yes answer to any of these questions and you are ready to release what is no longer working for you in your life, it is time to cut the cords that are binding you to the past. Come and explore your consciousness! This workshop includes a lecture and a regression experience. Wear comfortable clothing. 6:45 - 9:00 PM, $37 prepaid, $47 at the door, non-refundable. Maximum 25 people. At The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend.
TUESDAY APRIL 11 Full Moon Stone People Medicine Readings with Grandfather Rick McBride, mixed blood Cherokee. These are private one on one Native American style readings available from 2:00pm; $50 per 45 minutes reading. You must call to book your time slot and other days and times are also available. Stone People have been used for millennia for receiving guidance from the Spirit world by Native Americans. If you need clarity on an issue, consider this old and profound reading technique. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Must register ahead of time: call 561-333-3372 or email email@example.com; details at www.rauberts.com Yoga of 12-Step Recovery with Melanie Haraldson @ Yoga Journey Studio, 1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton in the Wyndam Hotel (5th floor). 7:45-9pm The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) is a 12-step-based discussion and all-levels yoga practice open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group. All A’s are welcome. Y12SR combines the practical tools of the 12-step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Combining the two, creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental & spiritual dis-ease that it is. This class will be held the second Tuesday of every month from 7:45 - 9:15 pm. Investment $10. www.yogajourney.com FULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE with Margaret Ann Lembo. On this auspicious day of brilliant light energy, establish your intentions for the next 28.5 days of your life! The first round of drumming is dedicated to clearing away what you don’t want. The second round of drumming creates your new reality as you focus on and imagine your life as you want it to be. To complete the ceremony, Margaret Ann will drum as she guides you in a meditative drumming journey into yourself to help you find the answers and guidance to step forth empowered and confident. Write a list of intentions and bring it with you. You also will have an opportunity to drum on the big Pow Wow drum during this experiential workshop. 6:45 - 9:00 PM, $22 prepaid, $27 at the door, non-refundable. Max 25. The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend. Transformational Breath® w/Jamar. Tues 6:30-8:30PM Cost $40 or $35 by 4/10. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280. 7-8:30pm Full Moon Manifesting Meditation & Sound Healing on Delray Beach. Join Sunny Arfa for her monthly meditation on the beach as you soak up the Full Moon’s rays of light. Discover why meditating on this day is the best day of the month to focus on your goals and intentions while the energy of the moon AMPLIFIES all thoughts. Manifest with greater ease after attending! Increase the flow of money in your life. This life transforming event includes breathing meditations, Kundalini yoga, meditation, deep relaxation and sound healing as you lay down and enjoy the powerful healing vibes of the Gong. Meets third path north of Atlantic Ave. just north of Delray Beach Marriott. Bring blankets and towels to sit on and $2.00 quarters for parking on A1A. www.meditatewithsunny.com Like Facebook @ Feel Great Meditate. 702-553-6819 $20
WEDNESDAY APRIL 12 Healing Body & Mind 7:00 to 8:00pm . Dr. Dave will discuss why we are losing the “War on Cancer,” and natural cures for cancer, and keys to optimal health; and excepts from his book Holistic Mental Health on alternative treatments for mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and ADHD. Mary will also give a mini-Healing/Clearing at the end of the workshop. At Digits Wellness Spa & Salon, 2247 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 209, WPB. $10.00 pp. Reservations req. call; 401-323-6934 Hoʻoponopono w/Brent Berman. Wed 6:30-8:30PM Cost $35 or $30 by 4/11. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
THURSDAY APRIL 13 Booksigning at 7pm. James Grippando will speak and sign The Most Dangerous Place $26.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Phone: 561-279-7790. firstname.lastname@example.org www.murderonthebeach.com Rauberts Energy Healing Technique private sessions with Energy Healer Pearl Rauberts available between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm; $60 for 1 hour. Pearl will bring through the healing energy to help you with a wide range of issues, both physical and emotional; she has nearly 30 years experience in healing and has received many trainings in England and US. Each session is customized to help meet the client' needs. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Please register ahead of time (sessions available other days also); call 561-333-3372 or email email@example.com; details at www.rauberts.com. Easter Special Soul Ascension Flute Meditations w/David Young. Thur 7-9PM Cost $35 or $30 by 4/12. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
FRIDAY APRIL 14
Canku Lute Amani (Walking the Red Road) with Grandfather Rick McBride, mixed blood Cherokee; starts at 1:30pm; Donation. When we Walk the Red Road we not only expand our spiritual awareness but strengthen our connection to the Earth Mother. Learn more about this thing the Native Americans call the "Good Red Road" and how it can benefit you. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Registration required: call 561-333-3372 or email pearlrauberts@ hotmail.com; details at www.rauberts.com Yoga in the Park with Leslie Glickman. Every Saturday at Sanborn Square Park, Federal Hwy, Downtown Boca Raton 9 - 10 am. Free Weekly Community Yoga Event. www.yogajourney.com
SUNDAY APRIL 16 TELEPATHY: Activate Your POWER to Influence With Mind Control w/ Spirit Medium Laura. Sun 12-2PM Cost $35 or $30 by 4/15. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280 . Private Intuitive/Psychic Readings w/Spirit Medium Laura. Sun 2:30-5:30PM. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280 Yoga of Sound: Find Your Voice! Open your Throat Chakra! 2 Life Altering classes: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with Sunny Arfa. 11-12:15 Yoga & 12:15-1 Meditation & Sound Healing with the Gong. Yoga includes breathing meditations, Kundalini exercise sets, Chanting mantras, & movement. Discover why Kundalini Yoga is the Diamond of all Yoga. Give your body the internal cleansing it needs: Improves physical health, & balances nervous system. Quiet the mind & Re-charge the Brain! Activate Chakras, achieve inner peace and calm emotions. 6 classes Transforms your life! Both classes $30 or $20 each. www. meditatewithsunny.com Like Facebook @ Feel Great Meditate 561-859-2891 Located at The CENTER for Spiritual Living 2 SW 12th Ave. Boca Raton, east of 95 off W.Palmetto Park.
“Spiritual Wisdom on Karma and Reincarnation” Free Spiritual Café at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 14th at the Publix Greenwise, 11231 Legacy Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. 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 visit www.eckankar.org. Messages from “The Ones Who Watch Over” w/ Melissa Applegate- 5:30 pm. Receive answers to your personal questions regarding your love life, career, spirit guides, past lives, political, metaphysical and spiritual interests from "The Ones Who Watch Over," a group of light beings who have channeled through Melissa publicly and privately for over 25 years, delighting and enlightening audiences with their insight, wisdom and humor. Cost: By Donation. Location- Greenlands 2000 North Federal Highway, Delray Beach FL 33483. Phone: 561-921-4238 Chakra Journey with Terri Cooper @ Yoga Journey Studio, 1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton in the Wyndam Hotel (5th floor). Starts 6:00pm Friday. Our chakras show us where we are avoiding, where we overcompensate and where we are completely shut down. They tell us not only the story of our past, but can predict where we are heading. Join Terri Cooper through a yoga practice, intermediate breath work, reading/writing and group discussion as we come to understand, balance and heal our 7 chakras. Investment - $299 Continuing education credits available to RYTs. www.yogajourney.com
SATURDAY APRIL 15 Make a Dreamcatcher with Grandfather Rick McBride, mixed blood Cherokee, 10:00am to approx 12:30pm, $30 includes all materials. Join us to make your own traditional Native American style dreamcatcher to take home. All materials provided for you and full guided instruction. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Must register by 9pm on 4/14: call 561-333-3372 or email pearlrauberts@hotmail. com, details at www.rauberts.com
MONDAY APRIL 17 CHAKRA AWAKENING CRYSTAL HEALER LEVEL 2 – LAYING ON OF STONES AND CHAKRA BALANCING EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP with Margaret Ann Lembo. 8 CE units. CE Broker Course #: 20-576832. NCBTNB approved provider #720. Sunday: 11:00AM – 1:00PM, Monday: 10:00AM – 5:30PM. $197 prepaid non-refundable. Price includes lunch for Monday. Maximum 10 people. The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www. thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend. GUIDED MEDITATION: STRESS RELIEF AND DIVINE CONNECTION with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. 6:00 - 6:30 PM, $5.00 suggested “love offering” per event, at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www. thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend.
Book Club at 6:30 pm. The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 16.00. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Phone: 561-279-7790. firstname.lastname@example.org www.murderonthebeach.com Energy Healing Circle led by Pearl Rauberts, starts at 6:30pm; Donation. Experience Rauberts' Energy Healing Technique (REHT), a new & unique method of healing created by Pearl Rauberts. Arrive promptly as we start with a guided group meditation; each person then receives a short session of energy healing from Pearl. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Must register ahead of time (limited number of places): call 561-333-3372 or email email@example.com; details at www.rauberts.com
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Loving relationships: a Buddhist Perspective w/Maya Malay. Tue 6:30-8:30PM Cost $25 or $20 by 4/17. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
Happy Hormones w/ Licensed Nutritionist Janet Cimorelli-5:30 pm. Searching for the Best Hormone Balance? Topics that will be discussed and what you will come away with attending these informative workshop: Symptoms of hormone imbalance; Pharmaceutical approach; What are natural options; Herbal formulas; Glandular therapy; Dietary Impact on Hormone Function; Impact of Stress on Hormone Balance; Testing options for Best Hormone Function Evaluation. Cost: By Donation. Location- Greenlands 2000 North Federal Highway, Delray Beach FL 33483. Phone: 561-921-4238 Proof the Spirit Dimension Exists! 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Join Mary & Dr. Dave as they discuss excepts from their book Divinely Touched. How science can explain & prove unseen phenomenon; How the Spirit dimension affects our life. Scientific evidence of psychic phenomena such as Out-of-Body exp., Astral projection, Reincarnation, Entity Possession & The Spirit Dimension. How Divine energies are all around and us give messages and signs; and can lead us to our Divine purpose in life! At Digits Wellness Spa & Salon, 2247 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 209, WPB. $10.00 pp. Reservations req. call; 401-323-6934 Playing by the New Rules w/Bonnie Sax. Wed 6:308:30PM Cost $30 or $25 by 4/18. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280 Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening with the Boca Chamber of Commerce is 5:30 pm (ribbon cutting 5:45). We will be following with a Wellness Fair on Saturday April 22 (EARTH DAY) starting at about 10 am. Healing Moments, 3200 N Federal Highway, Suite 107, Boca Raton, FL 33431. 561-931-2187
THURSDAY APRIL 20 Introduction to Transformational Breath® w/Jamar. Thur 6:30-9PM Cost $45 or $40 by 4/19. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
FRIDAY APRIL 21 Organic Wine Tasting 6:30-8:30pm Healthy Life Salon and Organic Wine Bar 203 SE 1st Avenue, Boca Raton 33432 Taste four different organic wines and learn about the importance of drinking organic wine vs conventional. Socialize with like minds. Organic, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free hors d'oeuvres will be served. Reserve your seat at the bar $15 per person -Bring a friend and save $5. Call 561-891-7527 www.HLSalon.com Crystal Singing Bowls & Chakra Balance Meditation w/Tecia Linville-5:45pm. Tecia Linville will lead a meditation while playing the singing crystal bowls, crystal harp, crystal pyramid & tibetan bowl to balance and align your chakras. Come out an have a relaxing hour, let go of your worries and stress. De clutter your mind and your body as the sound vibrates through your body. You will be taken on a guided journey through your body, through your chakra system to release all the old, and make room for the new. Cost: $15. Location- Greenlands 2000 North Federal Highway, Delray Beach FL 33483. Phone: 561-921-4238 Raw JUCE & Yoga Journey Studio team up to present Raw Yoga on the Third Friday of the month at Raw JUCE East Federal Hwy, Boca Raton on the rooftop 6-8 pm with Stefani Gross and DJ Sal Vecchio... a new twist on HAPPY HOUR... on the Roof Top of raw JUCE East. Just another way for us to connect as a community!!! Class begins at 6:00 pm and will be followed by fresh JUCE and light bites. Come and hang out with old friends or make new ones. SPECIAL EVENT The Power of Astrology w/Leslie McGuirk. Fri 7-9PM Cost $35 or $30 by 4/20. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280 Private Intuitive/Psychic Readings w/Lori Chadwick. Fri 11-4PM. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
SATURDAY APRIL 22 Reiki Level I Refresher with Reiki Master & Teacher Rev. Pearl Rauberts, 10:30am to 12:30pm, $20. This class is for those who have already taken Reiki Level I, whether with Pearl or another teacher (you must bring your certificate) and who want to review the Reiki I material and ask questions. Class participants will also do practical work, giving Reiki to each other. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Must register: call 561-333-3372 or email pearlrauberts@hotmail. com More details at www.rauberts.com Awakening with Angels with Pearl Rauberts, Angel Messenger Practitioner; 1:30pm to 4:30pm, $35. Could you use some help from the Angels? This class will teach you about Angels, developing a relationship with them, communicating with them & receiving their help, especially with regard to your spiritual awakening. You will work with Angel cards to help you get closer to the Angels & increase your confidence in using Angel cards at home. Pearl will lead a powerful meditation to
help you be aware of the presence of Angels. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Please register by 9am; call 561-333-3372 or email pearlrauberts@ hotmail.com; details at www.rauberts.com. Yoga in the Park with Leslie Glickman. Every Saturday at Sanborn Square Park, Federal Hwy, Downtown Boca Raton 9 - 10 am. Free Weekly Community Yoga Event. www.yogajourney.com Meditation Workshop with Anna Crane @ Yoga Journey Studio, 1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton in the Wyndam Hotel (5th floor). 12 -1:30pm Reap the benefits of a seated meditation practice. Explore basic meditation techniques: mindfulness, mantra and breath. Includes pranayama and yoga stretches to prepare for meditation. Suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners alike. Investment - $20 www.yogajourney.com SPECIAL EVENT: Psychic Fair: Join us for a Very Special Psychic Fair! Sat 12-5PM. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter. com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280. Join Sunny Arfa for Earth Day Yoga on Delray Beach. 9-10:15 am. Enjoy a Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class as you feel the Earth’s connection and ground your intentions of a Healthier Planet while we flow with movement and breath. Only $15 www.meditatewithsunny.com Like Facebook @ Feel Great Meditate. Meets third path north of Atlantic Ave. just north of Delray Beach Marriott. Bring mats & $2.00 quarters for parking on A1A. Like Facebook @ Feel Great Meditate. 561-859-2891 Join Sunny Arfa for Earth Day Meditation on Delray Beach. 10:30-11:45 am. Activate the Crown Jewel as we Raise our Planetary Consciousness of a healed Earth. Breathe, become one, reconnect and activate chakras within as we focus on a peaceful healed Earth. As we heal ourselves, we heal the planet. Class includes breathing meditations, guided meditations, chanting with mantras to influence command centers of the brain, movement, deep relaxation and sound healing. Only $15. www.medtatewithsunny.com Like Facebook at Feel Great Meditate. Meets third path north of Atlantic Ave. just north of Delray Beach Marriott. Bring blankets and towels to sit on and $2.00 quarters for parking on A1A. Like Facebook @ Feel Great Meditate 561-859-2891
Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Foot Reflexology Certification Program (11 days), April 22-23, May 6-8, July 25-30 (All days - 9am-6pm). Study Laura Normans unique Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful, nurturing relaxation and extensive Foot Reflexology techniques, complimentary healing modalities, and how to create a healing environment. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. 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 Reflexology Certification Training (7 additional days) - July 17-19, August 1-4 - includes our Face, Ear and Hand Reflexology Certifications. Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Laura Norman 2-Day Intro to Foot and Hand Reflexology, (Sat-Sun - 9am-6pm, April 22-23 - 16 Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA CE Contact Hours Available). Experience a unique, guided, hands-on introduction to Foot and Hand Reflexology. Learn powerful nurturing techniques that reduce stress, increase your energy and enhance your health and well being with the Laura Norman Method. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Continue on with our Professional Reflexology Certification Training classes starting May 6th (see ad in this issue for details.) Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Location: Boynton Beach. Register online at www.lauranorman.com Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at email@example.com. Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Professional Reflexology Certification Program (Foot•Hand•Face•Ear) (18 days), April 22-23, May 6-8, July 17-19, 25-30, August 1-4 (All days 9am-6pm). Study Laura Norman’s unique Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful nurturing relaxation and hundreds of Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques, Laura’s holistic approach, and become a Professional Reflexologist. 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.
SUNDAY APRIL 23
THE BARBARA BRENNAN SCHOOL OF HEALING presents an experiential workshop based on Barbara Brennan’s book,
- The Journey of Personal Healing In this one-day workshop, we will look at the imbalances in each level of the energy field that may contribute to the disease process. Each level of the energy field has needs that must be met in order for us to live a healthy fulfilled life. Through an objective evaluation of each level as well as understanding our personal dynamics at each level (which may be operating unconsciously), you will have a greater understanding of the energy field and its role in the disease process. Using Barbara Brennan’s model of the 4 dimensions of the energy field and examples of reallife cases, you will gain awareness of where you are energetically blocked, and learn healing tools, exercises, and meditations to augment traditional therapies, enabling you to have an active role in your own healing process.
Saturday, April 29th 9 AM – 5 PM Cost: $125
Double Tree Hilton Hotel 4431 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 doubletreepalmbeachgardens.com Facilitator: Lisa Van Ostrand, BBSH Faculty and Senior Editor of Barbara Brennan’s new book, Core Light Healing To Register:
Palm Beach Edition
Center for Spiritual Living Palm Beaches welcomes Seattle-based author, speaker and entrepreneur, May McCarthy, speaking and teaching on her book “The Path to Wealth”. Meditation at 10, traditional celebration at 10:30 and 3-Hour workshop on “The Path to Wealth” from 12:30 – 3:30, upstairs in the Community Room at GreenWise, at 11231 Legacy Ave, Palm Beach Gardens. Celebration: Love Offering, Workshop: $39, including workbook. All with May McCarthy! Tickets at: Www.cslpalmbeaches.org Buckskin Basics with Grandfather Rick McBride, mixed blood Cherokee, starts at 12:00pm (approx 3 hours); $40 includes materials. A hands-on workshop where you will learn basic pattern-making and assembly of buckskin. Through completing a basic buckskin project, you will learn to use the tools and the most popular stitching method. Materials are included. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Must register by 9pm on 4/22; call 561-333-3372; email pearlrauberts@hotmail. com More details at www.rauberts.com Native American Healing Drumming Circle with Grandfather Rick McBride, mixed blood Cherokee; starts at 3:30pm (approx 2 hours), Donation. Traditional Native American style drumming with hand drums, rattles and singing of Lakota Prayer songs; no drumming experience required. Drums and rattles available to borrow. A spiritual experience suitable for everyone and drum healing is offered to those wanting healing. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. RSVP required: call 561333-3372 or email email@example.com; details at www.rauberts.com Happy Handstand Workshop with Laura Buchbinder @ Yoga Journey Studio, 1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton in the Wyndam Hotel (5th floor). 12- 2pm It’s time to get upsidedown & have fun!!! This two-hour workshop focuses on Handstands and Inversions in your yoga practice and is available for all levels – both beginners and frequent flyers are welcome to join the fun! We will also go over how to incorporate lightness in your every day practice…even if that means getting your feet an inch off the mat to start. All that is asked is that you keep an open mind and be willing to let go of the fear and doubts that may hold you back on and off the mat. Investment - $40 www.yogajourney.com Be Your BEST and BLISSFUL Self w/Mary Catherine (Caterina) Casto. Sun 2-5PM Cost $55 or $45 by 4/22. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280 Activate the “Peace Channel” & Celebrate the New Moon with Sunny and like minded higher vibrating souls while we enjoy Kundalini Yoga & Meditation. Discover why meditating during the New Moon’s energy helps you set your intention at the correct level of mind while feeling peaceful in your heart so that you can manifest with greater ease. Class includes Kundalini Yoga 1112:15pm breath-work, movement, energy balancing with Kundalini exercises, chanting mantras and more! 12:15-1 Enjoy Sound Healing meditation with the healing vibes of the Gong. Relax the body and mind so you plant
your seeds of intentions, increase intuition and activate the lens of the third eye. Both classes $30 or $20 each. www.meditatewithsunny.com Like Facebook @ Feel Great Meditate 561-859-2891 Located at The CENTER for Spiritual Living 2 SW 12th Ave. Boca Raton, east of 95 off W.Palmetto Park.
MONDAY APRIL 24 CHAKRA AWAKENING CRYSTAL HEALER LEVEL 2 – LAYING ON OF STONES AND CHAKRA BALANCING EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP with Margaret Ann Lembo. 8 CE units. CE Broker Course #: 20-576832. NCBTNB approved provider #720. Sunday: 11:00AM – 1:00PM, Monday: 10:00AM – 5:30PM. $197 prepaid non-refundable. Price includes lunch for Monday. Maximum 10 people. The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www. thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend. GUIDED MEDITATION: STRESS RELIEF AND DIVINE CONNECTION with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. 6:00 - 6:30 PM, $5.00 suggested “love offering” per event, at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend.
TUESDAY APRIL 25 “Spiritual Wisdom on Karma and Reincarnation” Free Spiritual Café at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 25th 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 visit www.eckankar.org. Reiki II Refresher led by Reiki Master & Teacher Rev. Pearl Rauberts; 6:30pm to 8:30pm, $25. This class is for those who have already taken Reiki II (you must bring with you both your Reiki I and II certificates) and who want to review the Reiki II material, especially the 3 symbols learned. Class participants will give each other Reiki sessions so your confidence in giving Reiki can increase. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Must register, call 561-333-3372 or email pearlrauberts@ hotmail.com; details at www.rauberts.com New Moon Soul Journeys w/Paula Klempay. Tues 6:30-8:30PM Cost $30 or $25 by 4/24. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
WEDNESDAY APRIL 26 Entity Possession: History, Symptoms, & Solutions! 7:00-8:00 pm Mary & Dr. Dave will discuss excepts from their book Divinely Touched on the spirit dimension’s influence on our physical and mental health and how to clear negative energies around yourself! Mary will also give a FREE mini-Healing/Clearing at the end
of the workshop. $10.00 pp At Digits Wellness Spa & Salon, 2247 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 209, WPB. Reservations req. call; 401-323-6934 NEW MOON CRYSTAL SINGING BOWL EVENT with Margaret Ann Lembo. The sound produced by crystal singing bowls, which are made of quartz, brings positive effects and changes in the body, specifically the autonomic, immune and endocrine systems. Come with a written list of what you are manifesting. Through the use of intention and the imagination, using crystal singing bowls, and the power of the group energy, you will create a new reality. Rely on your imagination and have confidence in the creation of the resulting reality. 6:45 – 8:30 PM, $22 prepaid, $27 at the door, non-refundable. Maximum 25 people, at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend. "Thriving in a Material World" - A Group Akashic Records Reading w/Lily Winsaft & Bonnie Sax. Wed 7-9PM Cost $40 or $35 by 4/25. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
THURSDAY APRIL 27 Improve your Psychic Skills with a Personal Oracle led by Mary Ellen Collins, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, $25. Learn how to create and use your own personal tool of divination: a ‘Charm Oracle’, a one-of-a-kind divination tool made of odds and ends like small charms, trinkets, bits of jewelry, or any other small objects. Mary Ellen will loan sample sets of oracles to participants to work with in the class, but you will learn how to build your own by creating meanings for each piece. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Must register: call 561333-3372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; details at www.rauberts.com.
FRIDAY APRIL 28 ANGELS AND GEMSTONE ORACLE READER WORKSHOP with Margaret Ann Lembo. Through knowledge, practice and development of self-trust, everyone will be giving messages using Divine Guidance throughout the program using Angel and Gemstone Guardian Oracle Cards and the Gemstone Oracle. Use these divination tools to help you connect and communicate with your guides and angels and the guides and angels of the person who has come to you for information, clarity, confirmation and assistance. Learn how to read crystals and gemstones using The Gemstone Oracle technique developed by Margaret Ann Lembo. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the event. Friday 6:00PM – 9:00 PM and Saturday 9:30AM – 5:00PM, $97 prepaid, includes lunch on Saturday, non-refundable. Max 12. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www. thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend.
SPECIAL EVENT: A TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH® WEEKEND Reclaim Your SuperpowersTM w/Jamar. Cost $349 or $299 by 4/21 or $249 by 4/14. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
SATURDAY APRIL 29 Make a Native American style Hafted Rattle with Grandfather Rick McBride, mixed blood Cherokee; 10:00am to 1:00pm approx, $40 includes all materials. Rattles are traditionally used by Native Americans as musical and healing instruments and can be built in many shapes. You will make your own Native American style hafted rattle (rattle with handle); we will have all the materials you will need and you will be shown how to personalize it. We will work with wet rawhide, so bring a hairdryer if you have one to help it dry faster. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Please register by 8pm on 4/28, call 561-333-3372, or email pearlrauberts@ hotmail.com, details at www.rauberts.com Native American Hand Drumming Circle with Grandfather Rick McBride, mixed blood Cherokee; 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Donation. Traditional Native American style drumming with hand drums, rattles & singing of Lakota Prayer Songs; no drumming experience needed. Drums & rattles available to borrow. A spiritual experience suitable for everyone. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, 33415. To register,: call 561-333-3372 or pearlrauberts@ hotmail.com; details at www.rauberts.com Yoga in the Park with Leslie Glickman. Every Saturday at Sanborn Square Park, Federal Hwy, Downtown Boca Raton 9 - 10 am. Free Weekly Community Yoga Event. www.yogajourney.com
SUNDAY APRIL 30 “Living an Abundant Life, Rich in Blessings” The ECK Worship Service is a time for people of all religious backgrounds to come and share the love for God. It is held every third Sunday of each month 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 visit www.eckankar.org or find us on Facebook Book Club at 3 pm. The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner 15.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Phone: 561-279-7790. email@example.com www.murderonthebeach.com Reiki Level II class with Reiki Master, Teacher & Practitioner Rev. Pearl Rauberts; 9:30am to 5:00pm, $150 includes 2 detailed manuals. Get your Level II attunement, learn 3 sacred symbols, learn how to work with them and how to send Distant Reiki. Using the symbols vastly increases the Reiki energy! Small group with lots of individual attention from a highly experienced, very well qualified teacher. Plenty of supervised practical work giving Reiki to others in the class. You must have your Reiki Level I certificate. 6073 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33415. Advance registration with deposit required; call 561-333-3372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; details at www.rauberts.com.
Private Intuitive/Psychic Readings w/Yolanda Abrahams. Sat 11-3PM. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
Private InnerDialogueTM Sessions & BeingHuman Readings w/David Isa Rosas MT. Fri 2-6PM. The Jamar Enlightenment Center, Palm Beach Gardens. JamarCenter.com. To register or for more information call 561-630-2280
DEADLINE: 10th of the PRECEDING MONTH. Prepay at $1.00 per word. Email your Classified Ad and Credit Card information to: email@example.com. MUST RENEW MONTHLY ACUPUNCTURE
LIFE COACH SERVICES
Dr. Cynthia Zhang . MD (China). Acupuncture physician. (561) 414-0715.
Divorce without lawyers Certified Family Mediator Call Mediator Rose @ 561 307-6695
Do you want health, wealth, happiness? Call Life Coach Rose@ 561 307-6695
Boynton Beach Community Acupuncture. $15$40 sliding scale. Pay what you can afford. Easy online Scheduling. www.BoyntonBeachCA.com. 561-523-9774"
Need a New Job /Resume? Call Career Coach Rose@ 561 307-6695
Licensed Massage therapist, will going to your home for $ 80 for an hour Massage. license #MA75803. Call Lilly or text at (561) 350-0591.
ART CLASSES Fun and unique classes and workshops in transformative art making for adults! No previous art experience required. SoulCollage®, Mandala Making, Intuitive Painting, Spirit Dolls and oodles more. Tap into your authentic creativity, express and revitalize! Lake Worth www.JUICYCREATIVES.com 904-377-3500
BODYWORK Thai Yoga Vedic Massage sessions by qualified professional Available by appointment only in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton. Also available Access Consciousness Bars and Bodywork that will transform your life. Contact Amy @ 305-766-7389.
BUSINESS CONSULTING Wall Street Investment Banker (former). Unique style of business guidance (from spiritual perspective). I can help you by giving you my undivided attention. Lower rates for smaller businesses. Jack 561-414-1216 www.MeredithMergers.com jmeredith@MeredithMergers.com
CAREER COUNSELING Graduating soon, in college and confused about a major Call Career Coach Rose @ 561 307-6695
CLEANING SERVICES Eco-Friendly Housecleaning: Eco friendly methods to clean your home or office from top to bottom! Because you deserve a healthy home! LICENSED AND INSURED. Starting at $60! CALL or TEXT APRIL, (561)460-8336
CRANIOSACRAL MASSAGE Pain Relief, Alignment, Balance. Licensed Massage Therapist with 25 years experience in Bodywork. Certified CranioSacral Therapist. Located in beautiful cottage north of downtown Lake Worth. Call Sibyll Hoch (MA41439) 561-729-8147 www.edenplacehealingarts.com
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Wanted House Cleaners. Must Have Reliable Transportation & Enthusiasm! FYI your Captain believes in Peace, Kindness & Gratitude. Leave a message for Verve at (561)-398-9440 or email me at – firstname.lastname@example.org Growing business seeking colon therapy flexible hours 561-841-7223
ENERGY HEALING Energy Healing and Readings by holistic Dr. Yafi in her new beautiful office, including Hemi-Sync meditation and other spiritual services. (954) 471-3073 HealthyMindsPractice.com 440 S. Federal Hwy, Suite 105, Deerfield Beach.
FITNESS TRAINER Fitness Trainer Specializing in Women’s Fitness Delray Beach Area Debbie 561-239-3865
HAND MADE JEWELRY Handmade jewelry for sale – genuine leather, freshwater pearl, and gemstone. Local artisan. Please text/ call at (561) 708-1887.
HEALTH & BODYWORK CLASSES Shine Movements; Access Consciousness Bars & Body Work, Energetic Facelift. A mind & body detox. Private Sessions & Group Classes. Weekly Shine Movement Classes & Body Flirt. Move, sweat, get in shape & leave relaxed & stress free. @ The Grove health, Pineapple Grove, Delray. Contact Amy Shine @ 305.766.7389.
HYPNOSIS AND HOLISTIC COUNSELLING Hypnosis and Holistic Counseling by Dr. Yafi in her new beautiful office, including Past-Life Regression, anxiety reduction, and more! (954) 471-3073 HealthyMindsPractice.com 440 S. Federal Hwy, Suite 105, Deerfield Beach.
Experienced Licensed Massage Therapist with amazing healing hands. Immaculate studio in Boynton Beach. By appt only. Visit serenitysensesmassage.com for all details. Karolina 561 299-7754 MA 79235.
MIDWIFE SERVICES East Coast Midwifery: Co-creating beautiful births with women & families. Specializing in homebirth, waterbirth, placenta encapsulation, birth tub rentals, doulas, breastfeeding support, & childbirth education. Contact Michelle Cerami LM, CPM 561.501.0985 Michelle@eastcoastmidwifery.com.
PALM READER/NUMEROLOGIST With an extensive metaphysical background since 1969, nationally known and accomplished Spiritual Coach/Life Reader and ADL Minister David Compton "puts it all together". 561-312-9900.
PSYCHIC/INTUITIVE MEDIUM Two intuitive phone healers on the phone for the price of one! Regain your health where other healing methods have failed! Intuitive Health Assessments, Psychic Surgery, Akashic Record Readings. Dr. Larry has 35 years of experience as a naturopath and a chiropractor. Tina Joy does intuitive readings to help you uncover and remove unconscious blocks for success. www.doclarrymartin.com www.tinajoy.com 855-910-1112
SPIRITUAL INTUITIVE PSYCHIC MEDIUM Rev. Kristina Angelgate, formally of the Changing Times store located in W.P.B.,.offers Psychic Medium Sessions With or Without Angel Tarot Cards by phone or in person. Also available for Private Parties &Fund Raisers. Session Rates: $25. 15 min., $50. 30 min., $100. 1 hr. All Credit Cards accepted. Appointment only! Call 561-281-8901 Monday thru Saturday or email Feelbelievecreate@gmail.com.
Office Space for Rent Acupuncture clinic, 2 rooms available 3 days a week, well suited for acupuncture, massage,etc. Great location in Jupiter. Acudebbie@bellsouth.net
Animal sanctuary is open to having workshops, clinics, spa days, camp days all for rental by the 1/2 day or full day and sleep overs. We have many buildings with cover and a/c and tables and chairs for 100 people. Can easily fit 1000 people for yoga tai chi, bon fires, cooking demos, luncheons, lectures etc. on a weekly/ monthly basis. Beautiful surroundings with plants trees and flowers, a large lake, and animals can be included in the workshops. Please call Nancy 561-792-2666 in
Spa Lavage, Erin Schloyer CT, LMT, 5458 Town Center Rd, Suite 26, Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-235-5139 â€˘ email@example.com, spalavage. com. Colon Hydrotherapy, License: MA78533, MM34363
Space available Treatment room for massage therapist in Wellness Center Utilities included. 561-4707961. Busy plaza Yamato Rd./E I95 Boca Raton Wanted: We are looking for a holistic practitioner. Room for rent hourly or monthly. Beautiful wellness center in Pompano Beach 954.716.8794. Attention all holistic practitioners, light workers and big dreamers! Healing Heart Grounds in Boynton Beach is now offering BEAUTIFUL, TRANQUIL OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT WITH FLEXIBLE LEASE TERMS. Meeting and lecture area also available for weekly or monthly groups and classes. Quick, easy access from I-95. Gorgeous trees, landscaping and architecture. Let the peaceful energy of Healing Heart Grounds weave its magic into YOUR practice! Call Dana at 561.633.7300 to discuss the possibilities.
"Beautiful office space available in the quaint location of Delray Beach! Perfect for any health professional in the area. Close to the hospital and all the amazing amenities of Delray Beach. Call or email for more information at 561-498-1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org!"
YOGA KIDS Yoga Trying to increase flexibility and strength, looking for a positive outlook at life? Well come discover the healing wonders of Yoga and join one of my classes at Sabali Yoga located 3130 S.Congress Ave, Suite B Palm Springs, FL 33461. Classes offered include Vinyasa, Hip-Hop Yoga, and Kids Yoga. Call in advance for schedule and register for classes. Space is Limited. Contact Liliana Rodriguez at Cell: (561)291-2935.Email: Sabaliyoga@ gmail.com sabaliyoga.massageplanet.com
Treatment rooms available for rent in a beautiful holistic healthcare center in West Palm Beach. Located near the Outlet Mall off Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Available to acupuncturists, chiropractors, therapists, and others. The center has a total of 6 treatment rooms, office, large reception area, bathroom and kitchenette. Flexible lease terms. 646-709-6209.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~Mahatma Gandhi
W.P.B Massage Spa treatment room for rent. Its a great space to enjoy a great massage. Call and ask for Bujongie @ (561) 577-4556
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AGAPE HEALING ARTS
Health & Wellness Center 385 Tequesta Dr. Suite 4 Tequesta, FL 33469 561-76 AGAPE (561-762-4273) www.AgapeHealingArts.com Dr. Keith Cini AP, DOM Acupuncture Physician Dr. Bella Lauren AP, DOM, LM, LMBT Acupuncture Physician, Herbalist & Midwife Certified Arvigo Teacher www.DrBellaLauren.com AGAPE HEALING ARTS provides natural, traditional & time tested healing modalities which include Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Herbal Remedies, Aromatherapy, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, Yoni & Root Steam baths, Holistic Midwifery, Doula & Well Woman care, Hypnobirthing & Bellabirthing classes, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic drainage Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Visceral Manipulation, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation, Reiki, Energy Work, Acutonics, Vibrational & sound healing. When used in conjunction, all of these complementary healing modalities aid your body in its own unique healing process to return to homeostasis, health & Wellness. Follow us on FaceBook, Twitter & Instagram.
LEARNING IMPROVEMENT CENTER, LLC
Wes Beach, CBIT 301 Camino Gardens Blvd, #204 Boca Raton 561-809-4985 LearningImprovementCenter.com
Acupuncture WPB, LLC 1900 S. Olive Ave West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-855-0580 | email@example.com www.sarahsmithap.com Board Certified in Oriental Medicine, and a Florida licensed Acupuncture Physician, Sarah Smith offers gentle acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, and dietary supplement recommendations to help you heal and de-stress. Sarah helps people with pain, fertility and menopause challenges, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic autoimmune and digestive conditions.
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Founder, NF Specialist Center for Brain Jupiter www.CenterforBrain.com 561-744-7616 info@CenterforBrain.com Get Your Head on Straight. 18 years as a specialist in technologies that improve the brain. WITHOUT MEDICATIONS, helps overcome chronic problems with ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, MEMORY and SLEEP. We deal with cases that often have multiple treatment failures - and see consistent improvement. AT CBT we have created comprehensive programs to help the brain work better.
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THE HEALING CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 16244 S. Military Trail Suite 120 Delray Beach FL 33484 phone:561-498-1414 www.drelishaomd.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Cameron Bishop, DAOM, L.AC. 1505 North Federal Hwy Lake Worth, FL 33460 561-533-7475
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Drug-free therapy, using a natural method, a blend of Acupressure and Kinesiology. I work with adults and children to alleviate symptoms of learning difficulties, without drugs. Expect improvement in four major areas: Academics, Focus, Balance, and Emotions. MA45714 - MM3475
PALM BEACH ACUPUNCTURE
Trained in the US, China and Japan in Acupuncture, Cameron teaches across the country and specializes in gentle and effective acupuncture. Board Certified and State Licensed with over eighteen years experience, Dr. Bishop is the only one in Palm Beach County with an Accredited Doctorate. www.AskWithin.com
BIOFEEDBACK / NEUROFEEDBACK
Dr. Esther Elisha, AP, MD (Israel) Specialties are acupuncture, nutrition, herbal and holistic medicine. Graduate of Hadassah Medical School, Sri Lanka University Acupuncture-Acupressure Institute Miami of Cosmetic chemist and creator of Elishea Natural Skincare.
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.
ERIN SCHLOYER, CT, LMT BEMER VASCULAR THERAPY ACCELERATED HEALING
306 E. Palmetto Park Rd. located on SE 3rd Ave. Boca Raton, FL 33432 www.Globalhealing.bemergroup.com 561.542.4702 The root cause of most diseases are disturbed microcirculation and lack of blood flow. Bemer is designed to improve microcirculation and promote blood flow in 8 minutes. Bemer technology is used by NASA. No known side effects. FDA approved. Call Carol for your specific needs 561.542.4702 for 2 complimentary sessions.
Spa Lavage 5458 Town Center Rd, Suite 26 Boca Raton, FL 33486 Spalavage.com email@example.com 561-235-5139 Spa Lavage is Bocaâ€™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
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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
FITNESS TRAINING WILLY GREEN
561-670-3763 Forever Fitness Palm Beach Gardens, FL Reach your fitness goals and maintain those goals with a program designed for you, no matter what those goals are: cardiovascular health, muscle tone, post injury mobility or increasing flexibility at any age. Certified by the National Institute of Sports Medicine and Academy of Sports Medicine. 30 years of experience.
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 * Healthy Lifestyle Management * Weight Loss Programs *Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Call 561/994-2007 to attend a free seminar on Stress, Hormones & Health: The True Cause of Belly Fat.
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.
HOLISTIC HAIR SALON GLISTEN ORGANIC SALON 530 NE 2nd Street Delray Beach, FL 33483 561-767-0371 firstname.lastname@example.org
“ Where nature and beauty meet” A hidden jewel in the heart of Pineapple Grove. 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 Delray’s hottest neighborhood.
IBANA VILLAS ENOR
Master holistic hair stylist 881 E Palmetto Pard Rd, Boca Raton, FL www.HairHolistic.com HairHolistic@gmail.com 561 372 5354 Inspirational Studio with personalizd hair services and holistic products 100% lead-free henna and herbals with excellent gray coverage, coconut oil treatment, hair and scalp detox, vegan gloss, organic hybrid hair color, No ppd’s, no/ low ammonia, Formaldehyde- free smoothing systems. Call today and schedule a consult.
HOLISTIC HEALING INCEPTION POINT INSTITUTE Cheryl Sullivan, C.Ht. 301 Camino Gardens Blvd, #204 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-2727 www.InceptionPointInstitute.com
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Have you ever wished you could go back in time... and change the past? Inception Point Therapy® gives you the tools to make the corrections and add solutions. Then bring them forward to today giving you the life you deserve. Classes are only two-and-a-half days, a small commitment to change the rest of your life. My passion is teaching people how to heal themselves… emotionally and physically, working with the energy of Source. Classes or appointment call 561-395-2727 or InceptionPointInstitute.com.
HOLISTIC PHYSICIAN HEALING HEARTS HOLISTIC CENTER 2351 Vista Parkway Ste 500 West Palm Beach, FL 33411 561-870-0133 www.HealingHeartsFL.com Healing Hearts Holistic Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote a new concept of health and wellness that stresses self-directed care via a mind-body-spirit approach. Through our Integrative Medical Model we blend the best of Eastern Philosophies with Western Medicine to achieve perfect health, happiness and longevity. Our treatment plan includes a consultation with a Medical Doctor, counseling, yoga therapy, massage, meditation and spirituality. All of our Instructors work on a reduce fee schedule to make these programs affordable to everyone.We have a Spiritual Discussion Group that meets on Wednsday evenings and is open to the public. Private Meditation Instructions available on donation basis.
YIHONG JOY HAO, MD, OMD, L.AC. A Holistic Specialist in Both Western & Eastern Medicine 2900 N. Military Trail, Suite 101 Boca Raton, FL 33487 561-998-0309
Board Certified Family Physician. Master of Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine. Professor of Oriental Medicine. Natural Pain Management Specialist Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Homeopathy, Pain Management, Immune Regulation, Detoxification, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, Women’s Health, Infertility, Geriatrics, Medical Weight Loss, Addictions, Balance and Harmony, etc.
HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY HYPERBARICSRx LLC
Laura H. Betts, ANDI IT, HCO, CHT 4654 North University Drive Lauderhill, FL 33351 954-749-9998 info@HyperbaricsRx.com Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT): We exclusively provide HBOT utilizing hospital grade hyperbaric chambers in a compassionate, professional environment.
HYPNOTHERAPY DAVE DISANO, PH.D. C.H.
At: Digits Wellness Spa 2247 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 209 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 401-323-6934 Email: email@example.com Website: www.divinelytouched.com Dr. Dave is a Holistic Hypnotherapist. He has degrees in science education, counseling, school psychology and a Ph.D. in Holistic Mental Health. He is author of Holistic Mental Health and co-author (with his wife Mary) of Divinely Touched: Transform Your Life where he connects science with metaphysics and spirituality proving the existence of the spirit dimension and it’s influence on our lives. He conducts individual and group Hypnotherapy sessions for weight loss, smoking cessation, anxiety, depression and phobias. Sessions include a CD. Experience amazing results in ONE session.
HOLISTIC VETERINARIAN HEALING HEART
Nancy A. Keller, DVM, CVH, CVA, CVC 208 N.E. 3rd St. Boynton Bch, Fl 561-740-1313 Fax 561-740-0819 Integration of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Medicine. Holistic Veterinary Care for our animal friends. By appointment only.
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE STEPHANIE NEWTON, HOMEOPATH Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
561-283-1336 (international video chat available) www.StephanieNewtonHomeopathy.com www.facebook.com/SimplyHolisticLiving
Classical and contemporary homeopathic medicine for overall wellbeing or chronic illness support. All conditions, ages. Specialized training in childhood chronic illness: Autism, ADHD, PANDAS/PANS, OCD, Tourette's, SPD, developmental delay, and more. Local, in-person OR national video chat consults available.
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INTERNAL MEDICINE AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE WEISS WELLNESS MD
Delia Weiss MD Internal Medicine And Holistic Prevention 200 Lindell Blvd., Suite 914 Delray Beach, FL 33483 561.243.8783 WeissWellnessMD.com DELIA WEISS MD & WELLNESS Internal Medicine – Primary Medical Care and Holistic Wellness. Experienced, compassionate, positive results. Acute and chronic illness treated. Diagnostic testing/ consultation in office. Insured and uninsured Primary Care services. Holistic Health Extended services: Health improvement guidance; Hormone, adrenal, thyroid balancing, anti-aging; Stress reduction (weekly classes Wed. 6PM); Nutrition and weight, Health coaching; Vitamin and skin therapies; Home and virtual visits. We listen to you and focus on your concerns. www.DeliaWeissMD.com online appointment requests and inquiries.
INTUITIVE HEALER/HYPNOIST JANE GRAY FORD 521 Lantana Road Lantana, Florida 561-827-3319 janegrayford.com
For over 21 years Jane has served Palm Beach County with skills in energy balancing. She locates the source of a problem, whether karmic, genetic or present life. Using her hypnosis back-ground and radionic knowledge, she attunes herself to the body and releases all patterns, thus, removing blockages. Master Energy Healing. Check out her classes in healing patterns of the genetic body. Call about SELF EMPOWERMENT through DOWSING. Beginners class in Dowsing/Applied Kinesiology. The objective is to enter the subconscious mind and understand and release the patterns that create challenges. $20 per class.
LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST LAWRENCE J. LEVY, PSY.D., PA 398 Camino Gardens Blvd, Suite 7 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-206-4286 Fax:561-210-8802
Licensed Psychologist offering psychotherapy from depth psychology perspective for adults and couples dealing with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Relationship and Break up issues. Also Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology, NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and Addiction Therapy. Telephone consultation available. Levypsychology.com
LIFE COACH MICHELE LANDERS & ASSOCIATES Board Certified Life Coach Certified Hypnotherapist Certified Numerologist Author of The Tao of Numbers and The Year of Living Miraculously Email: email@example.com 954-444-6955
What Do YOU Really Want in Your Life? Confused about what you want? Unemployed - in transition- facing layoff? Do you want to experience a more meaningful life? Whether you're stuck in a rut, fearful of the economic situation, going through a transition or just trying to figure out what you want Michele Landers will help you to discover your talents and what you truly want and assist you in getting past the illusion of fear and confusion. Coaching is a valuable process that can produce dramatic results in a short period of time.
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LIFE COACH LAURA NORMAN LIFE WELLNESS COACHING AND REFLEXOLOGY Delray Beach • New York City • The Berkshires 561-272-1220 • 212-532-4404 • 413-854-2615 www.lauranorman.com Laura created Life Wellness CoachingSM to empower you to: • Release old programs that no longer serve you • Be balanced and stronger • Get clear about your goals • Think and speak affirmatively • Focus your inspirations about relationships career, prosperity, health and nutrition • Embrace and manifest your dreams • Love your life! 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 ReflexologySM Let us help you live an inspired life!
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.
MASSAGE THERAPY STEVEN WHITE, LMT, CNMT 6971 N. Federal Hwy, #303 Boca Raton, FL 33487 561-212-9980 www.StevenWhiteLMT.com
Do you have aches and pains, want to relax and reduce stress, or increase and maintain your flexibility and range of motion? Whether you're looking for an excellent therapeutic massage or want to optimize your physical and athletic skills, you're in great hands. Steven has spent over 31 years studying and developing his craft. With over 25,000 hours of hands-on experience, you will feel the difference. Appointment by request, no walk-ins. Mention this ad for $20 off your first visit. MA6693/MM3529
FEEL GREAT MEDITATE
YINI PEREL, LMT
Sunny has been helping thousands of minds achieve inner silence and a more harmonious, joyful, happier and healthier life by sharing healing modalities such as Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Mantra Meditation, Chakra Activation, Emotional Cleansing, Brain Re-training and Spirit Fitness. Say Good bye to stress and lead a more fulfilling content life. Create a shift in your mind and transform your life! Boutique Private Practice, Group Classes, Corp o r a t e We l l n e s s & U n d e r H 2 0 Yo g a a v a i l able in S.Florida. Skype appointments available. Call 561-859-2891 to schedule now. Get your free Meditation at www.FeelGreatMeditate.com/free
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.
Sunny Arfa, Founder of Feel Great Meditate Mind Empowerment Coach, Spiritual Advisor, Yoga & Meditation Coach WWW.FeelGreatMeditate.com 561-859-2891 Serving S. Florida
Claudia Russell, Trainer, SRR International 4152 W. Blue Heron Blvd, Suite 226 Riviera Beach, FL 33404 561-320-3711 firstname.lastname@example.org www.heartfulness.org Heartfulness is a path that allows you to experience your true inner nature through meditation. The technique is simple yet deeply transformative and rejuvenating. With the assistance of an instructor trained in yogic transmission, you are able to go deeper into meditation and feel profound relief from everyday stress. Classes and ongoing support are always FREE. Your are cordially invited each Monday at 6:30pm to experience Heartfulness meditation. Learn to life heartfully.
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.
NATURAL HOME EMF SOLUTIONS
Gary James Greenleaf 520-591-8282, Fort Lauderdale www.garyjamesqra.com Professional scientific and bioenergetic EMF analysis of your home or office. Featuring Geo-SafeE EMF neutralizing technology that works. Sleep in peace and feel real rejuvenation today!
FL Lic# MA24690 Ortho-Bionomy The Therapeutic Alternative 301 Camino Gardens Blvd., Ste.102 Boca Raton ~ 561-392-3340 www.TheTherapeuticAlternative.com
PSYCHIC DEIRDRE ABRAMI
6th Generation Psychic Intuitive, Spiritual Advisor & Teacher 561-READING (732-3464) www.DeirdreAbrami.com Deirdre offers private psychic readings, psychic development classes & spiritual coaching. She has the ability to connect with your spirit guides, angels & deceased loved ones to help you on your path. Receive clarity about…career, relationships, health, finances, spirituality & more. For more details & appointments: www.DeirdreAbrami.com or 561-READING
PSYCHIC/INTUITIVE HEALER DR. DEBORAH ARMENTI
www.amysticalage.com Empower Yourself Holistic, Healer/ Health Coach Life/ Relationship Guide Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-802-3477 email: email@example.com *Psychic Readings *Medical Intuitive* Medium *Clairvoyant* Consultant* Medium* Astrologer* Numerologist* Reiki* Guidance that helps you with when, what and why of past experiences. Guidance in present situation; answers to why reoccurrence's may continue; guidance on how to pave the way,for a more fulfilling future; help that will guide you on your path, which will empower you to a higher level of mind, body and spirit. Expertise include: Relationships, finance, family, health, past life influences, life purpose, path fulfillment, energy healing, spiritual health. Call 954-802-3477
MARY ‘DIVINE’ DISANO
At: Digits Wellness Spa 2247 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 209 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 401-263-8828 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.divinelytouched.com Experience the difference! After being certified in Reflexology and Reiki, Mary was led to Reconnective Healing that uses higher energy frequencies promoting healing of body, mind and spirit. Her patients report miraculous healings in ONE session (see website: www.divinelytouched.com/ testimonies). She is also author of Divinely Touched: Transform Your Life that chronicles her healing journey through the Metaphysical Worlds!
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.
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, Life Wellness CoachingSM and Therapeutic Massage to reduce 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 and a colorful, foot-shaped pillow with Laura’s Reflexology foot map, 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, Life Wellness & Massage Sessions • Free Introduction to Laura Norman Reflexology Training Webinar • Holistic Reflexology Certification Training Programs • Foot • Hand • Face Therapy Products Let us help you live an inspired life!
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 My Flora Aura.com Jolie DeMarco 26 SE 4th street, East Boca Raton, FL 561-901-5808 JolieMyFloraAura@aol.com www.MyFloraAura.com
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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.
THE CRYSTAL GARDEN
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,MasterMinds,Reiki, Meditation circles, Tea Parties and More! Stop in to say Hi, browse the store...or have a relaxing cup of Organic tea
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1880 West 10th St Riviera Beach, FL 33480 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
YOGA THERAPY & MASSAGE KATIE HALEY, BS, LMT, RYT 916 SE 5th Ave Suite 6 Delray Beach, FL 33483 407 760-8214 www.cosmicflower.com
Yoga & Massage Fusion Studio is a private sanctuary designed for complete relaxation and rejuvenation. MA # 32374. Open Mon-Fri 10am-8pm by appointment only. Visit cosmicflower.com for all the details. Try our 90 min introductory special for only $99.
YOUR HEALING PLACE JEANNE ELLIS
LMT, Certified NMT, Certified LifeLine Practitioner/Instructor, Reiki Master Your Healing Place, LLC 561-706-2834 Yourhealingplace.firstname.lastname@example.org License #MA29251 Jeanne is the Owner of Your Healing Place. She has been providing one on one, as well as distance sessions for over 20 years. Clients have long-lasting results for even the most challenging of health issues including pain, fear, and stress. She is avid believer in education and personal growth which led her to creating TheCeWizard.com. Here she provides Continuing Education Credits for Lmt's ( NCBTMB-Provider # 451366-10), as well as Acupuncture Physicians (NCCAOM Provider # 167242). Wellness classes are available for everyone. For more details about scheduling a session or attending a workshop call Jeanne at 561-706-2834 YourHealingPlaceFL.com, TheCeWizard.com
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