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HEALTHY

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Simplified Parenting

NATURAL IMMUNE BOOSTERS FOR KIDS

Focusing on What Matters Most

Multilevel Healing

Embracing All Dimensions of Well-Being

Mighty Minerals

What We Need to Stay Healthy

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Contents

The Integrated Path RELIEVE STRESS Let us guide your mind and body to

RESTORE BALANCE Dedicated to helping you and your family achieve health Our Services Include:

• Acupuncture • Oriental Medicine • Energetic Emotional Release • Bloodwork Analysis • Clinical Nutrition Assessments • Weight Management • Reiki Master • Occupational Therapy • ZYTO Elite

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30 SIMPLIFIED PARENTING

Why Less Means More Happiness

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Embracing All Dimensions of Well-Being

36 DIVE INTO SWIMMING

10 Tips to Optimize Workouts

38 MIGHTY MINERALS

What We Need to Stay Healthy

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40 NATURAL IMMUNE BOOSTERS FOR KIDS

How to Power Up Their Defenses

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t’s that time of year once again—back-to-school season is here, and whether you’re the parent of kindergartener or college student, this transition from a relaxed summer to a more structured routine can feel hectic. In the midst of shopping for number-two pencils, making healthy lunches, organizing the carpool, monitoring the homework grind and flitting between extracurricular activities, your personal sanity and well-being can get lost in the shuffle. But fear not, back-to-school warriors: this month’s issue of Natural Awakenings is loaded with advice on how to prioritize your whole family’s health—including your own—no matter how demanding that schedule might be. Our feature article for August is on the topic of “Simplified Parenting” which anyone raising school-age children can attest is an undeniable necessity. This article offers suggestions on how to parent with minimal stress to maximize the enjoyment and strengthen the relationship as your kids grow older. This nurtures a positive, sustainable connection in the long-term and helps you become a more confident, less frazzled parent. Next, this month’s “Healthy Kids” article focuses on building your children’s immunity against those classroom germs and airborne illnesses they encounter during the school year. This not only keeps their bodies functioning optimally—it protects your entire household from pesky cold and flu symptoms too. Some techniques this article suggests for bolstering kids’ immune systems include nutrition, herbs, essential oils, homeopathy, movement and outdoor playtime. Finally, wellness isn’t just about nurturing the body—it’s about building character too. This month’s “Inspiration” article discusses the benefits of compassionate living and teaching your children to practice kindness in their daily interactions. Whether they’re in the classroom, the cafeteria line, the playground, the soccer field or the dance studio, kids can have a positive influence on their peers when they learn to respect and appreciate others. As this back-to-school season approaches, the team here at Natural Awakenings hopes the resources found in this issue will minimize your stress and optimize your health. Please send any comments, questions or feedback to Publisher@NASRQ.com., and here’s to an enjoyable, enriching year!

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Sacred Pathways Sarasota Offers Classes and Yoga Chats on the 10 Bodies

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eginning on August 9, John Stewart (a.k.a. Jiwan Shakti) will present an ongoing series of classes and talks on practices for working with our 10 bodies. Kundalini Yoga teaches that we have not just a physical body, but nine other facets too. These various aspects all differ in functions and impacts on our lives, from our physical health to our relationships with others. These 10 elements that make us who we are include our soul body, negative, positive and neutral minds, the more subtle pranic, subtle and radiant bodies, the arcline and the aura. When you feel and understand what these basic aspects of ourselves do and how they interrelate, you can become more scientific about selecting appropriate practices for nourishing specific traits like courage and vitality. The 10 bodies model helps you systematize the knowledge of how to find guidance within, heal yourself and become more alert and sensitive. The classes will be held on Thursday evenings, 6–7:30 p.m., each on specific practices for one of the bodies and cycling through all 10. Each class will include a physical Kundalini Yoga practice, a meditation and a guided relaxation. For more of a metaphysical discussion, Stewart will be giving a free informal chat the last week of most months on the 10 bodies and how to use them for energy work and self-healing. For more information and to view a class schedule, visit SacredPathwaysSarasota.com.

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Medical Marijuana News, Updates and Changes

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here have been some exciting changes in medical cannabis laws in Florida recently. Since Florida voters approved medical cannabis in 2016, it has been helping patients overcome pain, PTSD and more. The qualifying medical conditions include PTSD, chronic pain, epilepsy, MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, Crohn’s, cancer, glaucoma, HIV/ AIDS and any terminal illness. These new laws make available many forms of cannabis and additional routes of delivery. These routes of delivery now include oral, inhalation, topical or transdermal, rectal and vaginal. Also, dispensaries can now dispense more than just two forms per person as was previously restricted by the statutes. The approval times have improved significantly over prior months too. Recently, we are seeing approvals in as little as one or two weeks. Currently, in Florida, there are more than 100,000 Medical Cannabis patients registered with the MMU, over 50 pounds of cannabis is dispensed daily from licensed dispensaries and upwards of 1,400 certified cannabis physicians. The latest speed bump is over the state legislature’s ban on the smokeable medical marijuana flower.  Recently, a circuit court judge ruled the ban was unconstitutional. There are many people who prefer to smoke flower as a route of administration, and hopefully it will soon be available from Florida dispensaries. Many more changes are likely to be coming soon as Florida law seems to be still evolving.   For more information or to schedule a cannabis consultation, call Point Lumineux at 941-217-6828.

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t The Brain Wave Center, we specialize in identifying issues with brain health, mental focus and age-related challenges, ranging from ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, memory loss, stress and trauma/PTSD. Without drugs and using nationally recognized brain mapping techniques, we quickly establish brain function and initiate positive outcomes, using non-invasive and customized neurofeedback training programs. We combine brain training with talk therapy and nutrition programs. Over time, seemingly unrelated issues such as stress, anger, depression, negative habits and small injuries take a toll on our brains, just like our bodies. Similar to the body, the brain needs both exercise and rest to operate at peak performance. Neurofeedback is a measured learning process that takes advantage of the brain’s ability to self-regulate and seek balance. By re-training irregular brainwave patterns, we are assisting the brain to function better. This is similar to a computer whose data storage gradually slows it down, necessitating a reboot. Neurofeedback gives the brain that reboot. Neurofeedback can be effective on its own, but research has shown that, when combined with traditional therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapies, exercise, proper nutrition and adequate sleep, the outcomes are superior. Neurofeedback is not a “quick fix,” but it is an effective, drug-free and natural approach to help improve mood, concentration and overall functioning. If you have any questions, we always provide a free consultation before we begin. For more information, call 941-552-4500 or visit BrainwaveSarasota.com. Ask about our summer brain mapping specials.

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Celebrate Your Commitment to Love at the Divine Chapel of Love

Chi Tao Revolution Level One Training

he Divine Chapel of Love is a creation that was divinely inspired. We offer a beautifully decorated chapel that feels like heaven the moment you step through the door. Inside, you will experience a higher ambiance of spiritual blessings. The environment has a platinum hue as a symbol of divine union for weddings, vow renewals and commitment ceremonies. We also offer a variety of outdoor garden ceremonies, from enchanted fairy lights to sacred ancient trees. We have a beautiful garden patio overlooking a picturesque lake. There are many photo opportunities to capture the memory of that special day on these scenic grounds.  ​ We invite you to share in the joy of both traditional and non-traditional ceremonies, regardless of your religious background, spiritual affiliation or sexual orientation. We customize each wedding unique to the desires and beliefs of the couple, from traditional, sacramental weddings to hand-fasting. All religious and spiritual paths can be incorporated with a range of affordable and elegant packages to choose from. Packages start at $650 which includes the fully decorated chapel, officiant, silk flowers, music, key moment photos, bridal suite and a keepsake. 

ollowing his appearance as the featured presenter at the resent Qi Revolution National Convention in Bradenton, local teacher Sifu Michael Stults is offering a level one training in Chi Tao on August 18, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chi Tao is his revolutionary system that harnesses the power of the living breath to control movements that return the body to a state of wellness and functional fitness better than any other form of training today. Sifu Michael has traveled all over the world to study with the greatest living teachers of yoga and martial arts. He has distilled this knowledge into a system of “operator friendly” moving meditation that allows the practitioner to vary the sequencing of movements, depending on their current body situation. In this seminar, you will learn the fundamental foundational practices that allow you to create a personal training program that will have an immediate effect on your overall health and well-being. This seminar will be held at the Sarasota Kwan.

Location:4945 Ringwood Meadow, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-320-1325 or visit DivineChapelOfLove.com.

Cost: $60 ($50 if registered and paid in full before August 11). For more information, call 941-400-4459 or visit I-Chi.org.

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90-Day Intensive at Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe

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re you a professional who feels in need of a spiritual tuneup and realignment with your purpose and essence? Do you constantly give to others and neglect your own need to receive? A “90-Day Intensive” might be just what you need. Susan Milligan is a physician assistant who has been in practice since 1993, became a Reiki Master in 2003, graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in 2008, and now owns her own business called Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe. Milligan has created a 90-Day intensive to provide you with the tools, support and community to embrace the life you were meant for with clarity and confidence. Each component of the program is designed to illuminate your core essence and qualities so you can effectively use them to create success in every aspect of your life. Goddess Healings are a key component of the program. Goddess Healings can increase energy levels, facilitate the expression and release of inconvenient emotions, as well as enhance the experience of passion and joy. Astrology is another powerful tool for self-development and self-knowledge. A birth chart is your owner’s manual and a consultation with Astrologer Liz D’Aste can help you understand this manual of how you operate in the world. Through energy healings, lectures, an astrology consultation, meditation, journaling, a detox cleanse and conscious physical movement, you will be offered the guidance and support to transform your blocks, frustrations and limitations into success, joy and inner peace. Location: 6283 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-822-8056 or visit TheGoddessShoppe.net.

Himalayan Mystic Visits The Spirit University

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n September, Himalayan mystic Dr. Pradeep Ullal will be at The Spirit University for two events. On September 14, rediscover your innate potential to access causeless joy by tapping the sacred portals in your mid-brain that leads to the core of universal grid. Unlock your DNA potential to attract awareness through a process of intuition called “Direct Knowing.” Then on September 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dr. Ullal will teach “Whole Brain Activation” which promotes unity awareness, gamma wave and liberation. The brain is a playground of the cosmos, so you have the ability to open your vents, portals and gateways to access the powerful cosmic transmissions. Dr. Ullal teaches that it’s possible to liberate and attain a disease-free body. This involves awakening the seventh brainwave called “gamma” which leads to a state of neural synchrony as it fires all the neurons to spark and converge at the nucleus of the mid-brain. This allows you to make a quantum leap from “ordinary struggler” to “elevated being” who loves in tune with eternal remembrance, unitary vibration and the eternal spin of the cosmos. On Sunday, September 16 we will learn the simplest yogic ways to de-stress and access flow within. Our sedentary lifestyle has resulted in chronic illnesses, repetitive stress injuries, obesity and fatigue. We deprive our ability to access truest state of bliss, flow and pure celebration of life. We welcome you to explore the simplest and most profound ways to de-stress with Himalayan kriya yoga techniques. We will also practice proven methods to stay aligned during our busy work life. Location: 373 Braden Ave., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-544-5874 or visit TheSpiritU.com. 14

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Introducing Prism Light Pod Laser Therapy

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akewood Ranch Medical Massage will be the first in the state to feature a revolutionary system for fullbody wellness, anti-aging and pain relief therapy called the Prism Light Pod full-body cold laser therapy. Specific wavelengths of light energy have been clinically proven to offer healing benefits within the body. Lasers are non-invasive, non-surgical methods for reducing pain and inflammation, while speeding the healing and recovery process. In a chiropractic or massage therapy office, lasers are used to address musculoskeletal aches and pain, disc issues and related issues. That same technology is used in veterinary clinics for treating chronic rhinitis, hip dysplasia and even snake-bite wounds. Podiatrists also utilize it to eliminate toenail fungus. At Lakewood Ranch Medical Massage, clients will receive a full-body treatment in just 20 minutes. Each laser setting targets a different type of client use-case, and once selected, the treatment is fully automated. This makes it more cost-effective, allowing patients to receive a full-body therapeutic dose for an affordable price. An open house will be held at Lakewood Ranch Medical Massage/Mad Science Massage on August 1, 4–7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and complimentary chair massage and minifacials will be available. Door prizes will be awarded, and special package pricing will be available. In August and September, three-treatment trial Light Pod session packs will be sold for $99 each, regularly priced at $150. Join us at the open house and enjoy the latest innovation in full-body cold laser therapy. Location: 7357 International Place, Suite 101, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-676-3433 or visit MadScienceMassage.com.


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Learn Eight Sacred Mudras for Daily Tension and Stress Relief

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udras are dynamic finger and hand poses that have been used since ancient times as powerful tools to harmonize the flow of life energy in the body and to shift consciousness. On August 26, you can immerse yourself in a journey through eight finger mudras that are the birth of what is now known as the handson healing art Jin Shin Jyutsu®. Jiro Murai dramatically revived this ancient wisdom in 1912 in Japan when he cleared himself of a “terminal” illness while holding these finger poses. In this class, you will experience each of the eight mudras a minimum of three times, and you will discover the following:

Wild Ginger Apothecary Welcomes New Wellness Team, Ozlem and Steve Comer

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Michelle Giambra, LMT, Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Instructor and Practitioner facilitates this class. Giambra is the only trained practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu in the Sarasota area. She has 20 years of experience with Jin Shin Jyutsu. Her services include private energy harmonizing sessions, self-care classes and consultations for individuals, families or groups. The Mudra Class takes place on August 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space is limited. An early bird discount is available if you pay by August 18. The final day to register with the full payment is August 24.

zlem and Steve Comer, founders of the Niagara Wellness Center and YOUniversity School for Self Awareness in Istanbul, have joined the team at Wild Ginger Apothecary to offer their wellness services. Ozlem has been practicing complementary and energy Medicine since 2003. She is a Holistic Nutrition Consultant and specializes in ACMOS Energy Balancing Therapy, certified by the Paris International Academy of Quantum Medicine and Acmos Bioenergetics.  Ozlem has also been trained in Brennan Healing Science, Transformational Breathing, Reiki, Pranic Healing, Family Constellation, Shamanic Healing, Tantric Healing, Crystal Healing, Phytotherapy, Aromatherapy, Merkaba, Sacred Geometry, NIA and more. She has a raw nutrition, superfoods and living foods certification, and she is currently studying with the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Steve studied at Parker Chiropractic College and Southern California University of Health Sciences. He also became certified as a Hypnotherapist and pursued his interests in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Neuro Anatomy, Bioenergetic Synchronization, Neuro Emotional Technique and Organizational Behavior. Steve previously taught advanced workshops for Access Consciousness, internationally recognized for his ability to transform people view and relate to their bodies, relationships and lifestyles.  His work continues to evolve, integrating elements of Evolutionary Psychology, Epigenetics and Neuroscience to influence energy fields, expand awareness and empower possibilities.  He has been featured on many television programs including CNN and TNT. He also co-hosted the “Wake Up Call,” a program on FOX News Radio.

Location: 820 Central, Sarasota. For more information, call 941228-2972, email Michelle@SuncoastJSJ.com or visit SuncoastJSJ.com.

Location: 6557 Superior Ave., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-312-5630 or visit WildGingerApothecary.com/Wellness.

Learn how to hold each of the Eight Finger Poses Understand the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual applications Identify which poses are most beneficial for you Experience a dynamic, profound guided practice of the Eight Mudras Receive helpful handouts and worksheets

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Dr. Anna Baker Presents Acupuncture Facelift and Necklift Seminar

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n August 15, 2 p.m., Anna Baker, DOM and founder of Faces by Dr. Anna, will present a seminar on her muscle-tightening acupuncture facelift and necklift procedure. She will show pictures from her database of over 500 patients and discuss details of the procedure. She will also highlight how her procedure can retighten surgical facelifts that have drooped and correct problems experienced with Botox and fillers. A nationally board-certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Anna has been practicing in Sarasota since 1998. She has developed her specialty in a muscle tightening acupuncture face and necklift, with no needles used on the face. Up to three treatments can be done in one day with a 10-treatment minimum. After the treatments are completed, a one or two treatment touch-up is suggested every 18 months to maintain the lift. Dr. Anna’s work has been nationally televised, and she has been voted Sarasota’s favorite anti-aging practitioner.

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To make seminar reservations or to schedule a free consultation, call 941-921-2662. For more information, visit FacesByDrAnna.com.

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ome meet Dr. Pradeep Ullal, a rare Himalayan yogi that offers his experiences, gifts and techniques to inspire, empower and awaken aspirants on the path of higher knowing. Dr. Ullal is one of the rare Himalayan yogis serving in urban world. He combines his expertise in Kundalini, Samaya Tantra, Nada, Laya, Kriya, Jnana and Raja Yoga to help others on their life paths. Dr. Ullal is the founder and spiritual head of Kevala Foundation in India. He has transformed it into a Celebration Center. This serves as a hub for exploring, experience and elevating through the subtle journey of yoga, veda, ayurveda, art, music, dance, meditation, healing and serving. Dr. Ullal has directed his yogic techniques to help corporates attain higher productivity and executives to apply the science of blissful and balanced living. In addition, Dr. Ullal has initiated more than 6000 aspirants from over 120 countries through his gamma waves transmissions. Recognized as a Super Gamma Master with ability to raise his brain frequency to 100 Hz, his bio-photonic energy transmissions are contributing to collective consciousness on this planet. Meditating with Dr. Ullal is a blissful experience of deep stillness and silence. His mere presence has enabled many to be aspired on the path of ascension of awareness. He has evolved “Sampoorna Shakti Sadhana,” regarded by thousands of worldwide practitioners as the most effective yogic way to cleanse, purify of the body, breath, mind and resistances. For more information on this workshops and trainings Dr. Ullal is offering in Florida, call 941-441-7961, email Pallavi.Lowery@yahoo.com or visit KevalaFoundation.org.

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oin Dr. Christina Captain, DAOM, AP, for a complimentary demonstration of her unique blend of cosmetic acupuncture, homeopathic facial injections and nutrition for natural facial rejuvenation on August 29, 1 p.m. at the Family Healing Center office. Dr. Captain is a premier bio-injection specialist, educator and cosmetic acupuncturist who strives to bring the natural beauty out in every individual, utilizing the least invasive techniques possible. These are results you can see, and they last. Visit her integrative center for an evening of learning and laughter that you will be sure to remember for a long time. In addition, if you can’t make this event, complimentary meet-and-greets with Dr. Captain are available too. Location: 2650 Bahia Vista St., Suite 101, Sarasota. For more information and to reserve your spot, call 941-951-1119.

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Yoga Therapy for Health

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magine depending on your primary doctor when you need a specialist. Consider why healthcare protocols are delivered one-to-one, and prescriptions aren’t the same pill, dosage or frequency for everyone. Similarly, how many people could benefit from yoga delivered in a personal, targeted, accessible way that transcends the mat and integrates into career, family, health or illness? This is the purpose of yoga therapy. Yoga therapy utilizes clinical evidence and global research to determine safe, effective, customized yoga protocols for various health concerns including: chronic pain and stress management cognitive processing and mental health, metabolism, inflammation, muscle and hormone balance respiratory, digestive and sleep disturbances healthy aging for balance and bone density neurological and neuromuscular health spinal and joint issues illness and trauma support for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and MS lifestyle management for challenges or changes Yoga Therapy applies an interconnected biopsychosocial therapeutic intervention to optimize outcomes by integrating the mind, body and life, targeting imbalances that weaken the whole, and adapting for limitations, challenges and goals. Individuals participating in yoga therapy develop useful personal practices of self-awareness, mindfulness, breathwork, postures, movements, relaxation and meditation to recognize and overcome their imbalances. IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapists have a minimum of 1000 hours of specialized yoga training with supervised clinical experience adapting yoga for biomedical, musculoskeletal and psychological health conditions beyond the 200 hours of yoga postures and techniques required of yoga instructors to teach classes. Empowered 2 Wellness Yoga Therapy at Midtown Medical Park in Sarasota provides individual yoga therapy under the ownership of C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Paula Morris. Consultations are free.

Music, Messages and More at Sarasota Center of Light

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arasota Center of Light welcomes Rev. Tamara Vaughn, author of The PowerShift Principle, as the guest speaker for the Sunday Morning Celebration on August 19, 10:30 a.m., followed by “The PowerShift Principle” workshop, 1–3 p.m. She will teach participants to shift their power from the world to their minds, souls and spirits. A $30 fee includes a copy of her book. Carolan Carey will facilitate “Your Soul Purpose” workshop on August 2, 7–8:30 p.m. Learn to balance family life, soul purpose, education and careers without losing your mind. This will be a personal journey with practical applications and support. Join Brenda Viola, founder of ME Seminars, for “Running On Empty? Raise Your Vibration!” on August 11, 11 a.m. to 1pm. This workshop is BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee) and takes a body, soul and spirit approach, asking participants to consider seven areas of life. This interactive class will help “course correct” patterns to avoid burnout, creating inspiration and energy in your life. Rev. Jim Toole will facilitate “Intermediate Mediumship” classes on Mondays, August 6 to September 24. This interactive, experiential series helps you create a deeper connection to Spirit. Learn techniques to develop communication with Spirit. Contact Rev. Jim to attend. An exciting and inspirational night of Music and Messages is scheduled on August 26, 7 p.m., in the sanctuary. Musical selections will be performed by local pianist Mike Markaverich. Mediums will offer Spirit messages between performances. Check the Natural Awakenings calendar and our website for details, costs and locations of these events. Join us for services, extensive education programs, events, visiting mediums and musical events throughout the year. Location: 852 S Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-953-6620, email ChurchOffice@SarasotaCenterOfLight.com or visit SarasotaCenterOfLight.com.

For more information, call 941-316-6893 or visit Empowered2Wellness.com. To learn more about Yoga Therapy, visit YogaTherapy. August 2018

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Massage Envy August Spotlight

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his month, Massage Envy is thrilled to recognize James Miller, LMT, who has 13 years of massage therapy experience including the past eight years working at our University Parkway location. Miller specializes in deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, stretching and reflexology, among other modalities. His favorite part about being a member of the Massage Envy team is working in a clean, professional environment with co-workers who encourage him to grow as a therapist. He adds that Massage Envy’s business model has provided him with opportunities to utilize his skills to serve clients he’s had the privilege of knowing for many years. Miller always seeks to facilitate the ideal massage experience depending on each client’s specific needs and preferences. Some need relief from their musculoskeletal dysfunctions like sciatic pain or frozen shoulder, and these people can benefit from his expertise in massage therapy, nursing rehabilitation and occupational therapy. While others are just looking for a basic massage, stretch and reflexology regimen to promote health maintenance or stress management. Miller is just one of more than 100 preeminent massage therapists and estheticians who choose to practice their passion at Massage Envy’s three Sarasota locations. We are proud of all our team members, and we look forward to serving the Sarasota area for years to come! All Massage Envy locations in Sarasota are open seven days a week, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Elysian Fields Offers New Class in “How to Connect” Series

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o you ever find yourself struggling to find where you belong, what makes you truly happy and how you can serve the world? Continuing this journey deeper to the soul, this next workshop focuses on exploring your unique soul qualities. “Discover Your Innate Soul Qualities” will take place on August 28, 7–9 p.m. Some people believe there are seven Universal Soul Qualities, while others think 26. But we also have qualities unique to each of us, and as we travel within, these universal and individual qualities will be revealed. Compassion, playfulness, integrity, courage, self-discipline and steadfastness are just a few of the qualities that live within you. In this workshop, you will begin to discover the qualities that are active and those that lie dormant waiting to be activated. You will be guided in a powerful meditation, designed to assist you in reaching the secret chamber of your heart (a multi-dimensional space of pure light) to connect with your soul and activate the qualities needed at this point in your life’s journey. You might gain clarity on who you are underneath that facade you show the world, and perhaps, receive guidance regarding your own life path. Come join us if you are ready for a profound experience with your soul and other like-minded travelers. Bring a sweater, pen, notebook, water bottle and crystal of your choice. Location: 1273 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Cost: $25. Pre-registration required. Dore more information and to sign up, call 941361-3006 or visit ElysianFieldsOnline.com.


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Take Magnesium to Metabolize Vitamin D

Encounters with a Himalayan Mystic Maha Yogi Dr. Pradeep Ullal is a Himalayan yogi, super gamma master and spiritual scientist who guides aspirants on the path of celebration and liberation through simple and profound ways. September 5 - October 30 2018 California, Florida, New York, Oregon and Texas

EVENTS

PURE ALIGNMENT – Experience freedom, flow, lightness, bliss through individual healing sessions FROM STRESS TO BLISS – Powerful himalayan techniques to dissolve negative stress and unlock bliss chemicals WHOLE BRAIN ACTIVATION – Kriya yoga techniques to align, unlock portals, attain neural synchrony, higher coherence, flow and bliss NADA BRAHMA – Purification through yogic breathing, chanting, healing frequencies, sonic pleasure and ecstasy

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Turmeric Helps Heal Skin Ailments Turmeric, with its renowned anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, seems to improve a number of skin conditions when taken topically or orally, concludes a review of clinical studies published in Phytotherapy. Researchers at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, and the University of California, Sacramento, selected the 10 strongest clinical studies on turmeric out of 234 published. They concluded that this spice, with its active ingredient curcumin, was effective in treating acne, oral lichen planus (mouth inflammation), pruritus (itchy skin), psoriasis, radiodermatitis (a side effect of radiation treatment), diabetic microangiopathy (bleeding of small blood vessels) and diabetic edema (swelling). Studies on other skin conditions were either inconsistent or ineffective, the report concluded.

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer In a five-year study published in The Journal of Urology of 2,000 older Spanish men, those following a Mediterranean diet rich in fish, boiled potatoes, whole fruits, vegetables, legumes and olive oil that was low in juices had a significantly lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer compared to those eating a Western diet. This protective effect was not found in diets higher in fatty foods, red and processed meat, refined grains and sweets. The researchers also reviewed other science to date, confirming the protective effect of the Mediterranean diet as well as “healthy” and “prudent” diets, all consisting of greater portions of fruits and vegetables.

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Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels. Thus, it remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans on nutrient-poor diets, reports a research review in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. “Without magnesium, vitamin D is not really useful or safe,” says study co-author Mohammed S. Razzaque, Ph.D., a professor of pathology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Erie, Pennsylvania. As a consequence, taking vitamin D supplements can increase a person’s calcium and phosphate levels, even if they remain vitamin D deficient, he explains; and that can lead to vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren’t sufficient. The magnesium factor may explain why vitamin D supplementation doesn’t necessarily help vitamin D deficiency-related disorders such as skeletal deformities, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. Natural sources of magnesium include almonds, cashews and other nuts, bananas, beans, broccoli, brown rice, egg yolks, fish oil, green vegetables, mushrooms, oatmeal, soybeans, sweet corn, tofu, whole grains, and pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and flax seeds.

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Food from the Soul

by Rev. Jim Toole any people are watching what they eat, changing their diets and even their daily routines in order to improve their health and well-being. Although it is vital to take care of our bodies, we are much more than just a physical exterior. Our emotions, minds and souls must also receive the proper nutrition in order for the totality of our beings to live a balanced and harmonious life. Just as we choose certain foods to consume, we must be purposeful when choosing food for thought. Our thoughts trigger our emotions, and both play a major role in the decisions we make or actions we take. No matter which thoughts might arise in our minds, we can choose where to focus that attention. It is

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where and how we focus our attention that we create the broader experience of our lives. It is not only important what we focus our attention on, it is also from where we choose to look at our lives. Instead of a mental diet of junk food, like negative thinking or fear, we can turn to the inner knowing of inspiration, love and truth of our souls. When we look at life through the eyes of the heart and soul, we see, feel and experience it completely different. Exercise is another important part of maintaining health. Rather than carrying with us into today the perception of our past, we can stretch and develop our awareness by being openminded, staying in the moment and turning within to our own intuition for guidance and direction. By shifting our attention from what we don’t have to gratitude for what we do have, we create an opening for forming a different view of who we are and who we can become. Through gratitude, we experience a peaceful freedom within that allows us to surrender into the influence and uplifting of the spirit, the essence of our souls. The reflection of this energy and light of our souls into our lives is the origin of inner expression into our experience. Enjoy balanced diet and exercise to keep the body strong and fit. At the same time, choose carefully what you absorb into your mind and awareness. Turn inward to your heart and soul, listening carefully to the whispers of the love, inspiration and truth of your inner knowing. By choosing to think, feel and act guided by your deepest truth, you awaken a new level of vitality and fulfillment of health and well-being each day. Be all you can be, for the highest and best, on a staple diet of food from the soul.

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much to your pain. In my experience, most arthritic changes cause only stiffness and achiness in the neck. Melanie, for example, did not have neck pain, despite severe arthritis, until her accident. Of course, the arthritis might have made her injury and pain reaction more severe. Her relief, however, did not come from treating arthritis itself, as that remained the same after treatment.

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Neck Pain: Causes and Solutions by Eric Winder, DC

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hronic neck pain drags down the quality of life. Whether it causes poor quality sleep, difficulty looking for traffic, or just daily irritation, neck pain is one of the most common reasons people seek treatment in my office. Many different factors can be the root cause of that pain, but fortunately, most of them can be improved greatly with the right solutions. A patient whom I’ll call Melanie is a prime example of different factors causing neck pain, and the subsequent relief from treatment interventions. She had been in a high-speed car accident, resulting in serious whiplash, and x-rays showed that she also had severe arthritis which was present long before the accident even though she wasn’t aware of it. Her neck pain was disabling, and neck surgery was being considered. A course of treatment at our office, consisting of fascial release therapy, joint stretching and rehab exercises, improved Melanie’s pain from an average of nine out of 10 (where 10 is the worst imaginable) to two out of 10. She was able to return to work, and the need for surgery was avoided. She had several issues contributing to her pain, as do many people with neck problems, so let’s examine some of those underlying issues.

Arthritis A problem that many assume causes neck pain is previous arthritis or joint degeneration, often caused by past injuries. What many people don’t know is there is only a small correlation between how much arthritis you have and how much pain you feel. This means that, just because you have arthritic changes such as disc degeneration or bone spurs in your neck, it doesn’t necessarily contribute 24

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Another issue that relates to neck pain is posture. Many people with neck pain also have a forward head posture. This means their ears are positioned forward on the body rather than centered over the shoulders. The restrictions that cause forward head posture can also cause neck pain. In fact, for every inch the head is forward of the shoulders, tension at the base of the neck is multiplied 10 times. While postural problems often require professional care, there are some issues with posture that are easily corrected by changing the ergonomics. Is your computer screen at eye level? If the screen is either too low or too high, then regular usage can lead to neck pain. Some people situate their computer screen off to one side so their neck is always turned when they use it, and this can also cause pain. Whether or not these factors are problems depend on the frequency of usage. Occasional computer operation is not usually a problem. However, I have seen patients who use a laptop constantly, and looking down in a hunched position all the time has caused neck problems. Many of my patients suspect mental or emotional stress as a cause of their neck pain. In my experience, the stress amplifies pain or brings it to the surface, but this isn’t the underlying cause. When the physical cause is properly dealt with, similar levels of stress will no longer cause pain. In Melanie’s case, stressful circumstances greatly increased her pain, but after her successful treatment, stress had minimal effect on her pain.

Fascia as the Root Cause The single most common issue that I find at the root of my patients’ neck pain is fascia restriction. Abnormal tension, stiffness or distortion in this fibrous connective tissue can alter muscle tension, joint alignment and joint stability, resulting in stiffness and pain. Fascia restrictions are frequently caused by prior injuries, postural stress or repetitive motion injuries. While mental or emotional stress itself is not a direct cause, the resulting muscle tension can lead to restricted fascia. Restricted fascia comes in different forms, so there are different types of fascia treatment. Stiffened fascia, usually caused by prior impact injuries, is most easily treated with gentle hands-on compression techniques such as Residual Strain Therapy. Densified fascia, where the connective tissue is thicker, less pliable and tender to the touch, is best treated with one of a variety of pulsing pressure or specialized stretch techniques. Restricted fascia is not the same as a muscle knot or trigger point. In fact, trigger points are usually caused by fascia restriction, and when the fascia is released, one or several nearby trigger points will disappear.


The power of fixing the fascia comes from improved proprioception or position sense. The nerve endings that supply the position sense we depend on for coordinated motion are imbedded in our fascia. When we correct restricted fascia, we improve proprioception which allows for better muscle coordination, joint alignment and stability. This can make all the difference in the world in relieving pain. For Melanie, releasing fascia restriction was the largest component to her pain relief, and the change was lasting rather than just temporary.

Complete Neck Care In addition to fascia release and ergonomic changes, other therapies can be important to relieve neck pain. Stiffness and pain can lead to weakness in the neck muscles which, in turn, can perpetuate the pain. Learning how to safely strengthen your neck is vital in this case. Sometimes whole-body posture affects the neck, so a person might need to strengthen their core muscles or even their hips in order to relieve postural stress in the neck. In some cases, where there is significant arthritis or disk degeneration in the spine, traction or decompression therapy can be relieving. Sometimes this can be done at home with inexpensive equipment upon the recommendation of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Every case of neck pain is unique, and no two people need exactly the same treatment. However, as a general rule, I find it effective to change the simple contributing factors first (for example, computer screen height), treat fascia restriction next, then strengthen muscles when the joints and tissues are working properly. For the majority of people, this is a successful formula for getting rid of a “pain in the neck.” Dr. Eric Winder has been practicing chiropractic for 20 years with a focus on fascial treatment and soft tissue therapies for the past 17 years. Dr. Winder’s practice focuses on relieving pain and restoring alignment and motion through soft tissue therapies without forceful manipulation. For more information, call 941-957-8390 or visit GentleBay.com.

The Non-Local Component of Transformation Incorporating the Eternal

by Juliette Jones

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y now, it should be obvious that we live in unprecedented times. Unimpeachable environmental data, gathered globally from every spectrum of authentic environmental science, has confirmed the reality of climate change. These days, a palpable undercurrent of anxiety is evident in the human population. We have reached a tipping point where greater numbers are collectively realizing a wide range of disturbing symptoms brought about by radical transformation of the environment. Such symptoms are not confined to physical processes, but also encompass a wide range of human ethical and cultural disintegration. The moment is such that even spiritually oriented New Thought conferences are directly addressing the collective anxiety with themes like “Out of Control: How to Recapture Your Power.” The complex nature of the way in which we are embedded in our environment is impossible to fully understand consciously except through holistic awareness that all of life is interconnected and interdependent. Dr. Stephan A. Schwartz, a respected scientist, archaeological researcher, remote viewer and scholar of the work of Edgar Cayce, advocates a “strategy of being-ness” as effective in supporting one’s own individual life-force, and in becoming a change agent for the movement of human society in a life giving direction. Driven by my concern over climate change, which I think holds the potential to destroy civilization, I have focused on how non-local consciousness plays a role in social systems, and how individuals and small groups can change the arc of history and bend it towards well-being. Fully incorporating consciousness into science is the only way we are going to develop the strategies and technologies to meet such challenges as climate change and save our planet. We are all part of that change. I wrote the “8 Laws of Change: How to be an Agent of Personal and Social Transformation to help people empower themselves using these principles.” —Stephan A. Schwartz Dr. Schwartz reveals how individual choices based on integrity and intention—a strategy so subtle it’s not apt not to be taken seriously—can result in lasting transformation once we evolve to realize the non-physiological component of change, namely that the essence of our being lies in the non-local which is both spiritual and divine, linking us to the matrix of earthly life. “The twenty-first century will be spiritual, or it will not be.” —Andre Malraux It might be that climate change is an evolutionary driver behind consciousness evolution, forcing a breakout from inadequate material explanations for our relationship, both to and within physical reality. Dr. Stanislav Grof, eminent psychiatrist and author of When the Impossible Happens, points out there are currently drastic and far-reaching new insights taking place, regardAugust 2018

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ing the nature of non-local consciousness and its relationship to matter. As science moves forward and evolves beyond the threedimensional doctrine of physicalism, a revolutionary transformation can take place in the way humans see themselves, and how we live our lives. “Physicalism is the doctrine that the real world consists simply of the physical world. Its close cousin is materialism, the creed that nothing exists except matter and its movement and modifications, as well as the doctrine that consciousness and will are wholly due to material agency.” —New Oxford American Dictionary Dr. Grof asserts that researchers have proven consciousness can and does exist outside of the body and after death, and points to the fact that most people, including scientists, fail to realize there is absolutely no proof that consciousness is produced in the brain or by the brain. “Such a deduction would be tantamount to the conclusion that the TV program is generated in the TV set because there is a close connection between the functioning and malfunctioning of its components and quality of picture,” he postulates. “Consciousness precedes being, not the other way around.” —Vaclav Havel, First President of the Czech Republic The evidence favoring Havel’s non-local view of consciousness, as one that transcends physicalism is enormous, and the

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spell of physicalism is waning. Consciousness is just as real as material phenomena, and in my own view, the agency of our material experience. According to Dr. Carl Jung, “The decisive question for man is, ‘Are we related to something infinite, or not?’” But in the present, this question is more urgent and brought about by evolutionary necessity. Jung added, “As a doctor, I make every effort to strengthen the belief in immortality.” No doubt, Jung realized the power of this truth in supporting the health of the individual— and when applied to the collective—human society. The non-local domain deals with universal intelligence, consciousness and pure potentiality. Non-locality is a concept that physicists apply to a class of events whose nature relates to the speed of light. Physicist Nick Herbert explains non-locality as follows: “A non-local connection links up one location with another without crossing space, without decay and without delay.” In other words, non-locality is immediate, unmitigated with respect to distance and instantaneous, characteristics attributed to certain transpersonal states of consciousness. So can anyone access non-local consciousness? It would appear that anyone can since we are all part of it. Genius has always given recognition to this capacity. As we open the door to realize the transcendent within ourselves as foundational, we move into a heretofore unknown sense of wholeness and connectivity, ability to self-heal, powerful confidence in problem solving and other gifts bestowed by profound creativity, clarity and inner guidance. “The most urgent issue we humans face is how we conceive ourselves, whether as complex lumps of matter guided by the so-called blind, meaningless laws of nature, or as creatures who, although physical, are also imbued with something more—consciousness, mind, will, choice, purpose, direction, meaning and spirituality, that difficult-to- define quality that says we are connected with something that transcends our individual self and ego. Every decision we make is influenced by how we answer this great question: Who are we?” —Larry Dossey, M.D


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Stay Healthy in the

Back-to-School Shuffle Thanks to Super Value Nutrition

by Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer

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hen the first Super Value Nutrition made its brickand-mortar debut on Sarasota’s Main Street in 1977, the business was small and family operated with an emphasis on curating an intimate experience for customers and an ongoing devotion to the health of this community. More than 40 years later, these standards remain at the forefront of Super Value Nutrition’s business model, but its humble origins have since expanded to include new locations on Bee Ridge Road and Siesta Drive, not to mention the broadest array of wellness essentials throughout Sarasota. Super Value Nutrition was founded on a commitment to educating and empowering people to invest in their own well-being—sans the expense and pretention of its mainstream competitors. Inside this local institution, you’ll meet knowledgeable and accommodating staff who are eager to assist you in finding the ideal product for your unique lifestyle or dietary needs. And you’ll leave with the confidence that both your health and your wallet are being taken care of. With back-to-school transitions kicking into gear this month, schedules are crammed, tensions are high, and immune systems are feeling the impact. In order to maintain this hectic pace, the body requires nutrient powered energy to fuel that morning carpool, afternoon soccer practice and evening homework session, plus those other errands, chores and activities in between. There’s no escaping it—life demands the healthiest, strongest version of yourself. And to that end, I spoke with Julia Herman, co-owner of Super Value Nutrition, on how this family business is making continuous strides to help your own family thrive.

Natural Awakenings: Which types of nutrition and supplement products do you specialize in?

Julia Herman: We have just about everything! We offer the highest quality brand supplements including many of the brands and products you won’t find at larger mainstream stores. We have multi-vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathy, Chinese herbs, liquid supplements, CBD, essential oils, enzymes, probiotics and more. We are proud to offer this extensive selection, and we are always bringing in new products too. 28

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NA: How does your team promote healthy living in your customers, while practicing it yourselves?

Herman: We seriously have the most incredible team here at Super Value Nutrition, and we are all passionate about health. It’s rewarding to help others feel their best through practicing a healthier lifestyle and natural healing. We also give our team members the opportunity to train with some of the foremost supplement educators, and we engage in independent studies to continue learning how to better equip and assist our customers. We all learn from each other too, and this business is continually growing with new products, so we love passing these improvements along to our customers. It’s an enjoyable and fulfilling business to work in.     

NA: Are there any plans for new growth or expansion opportunities coming down the pipeline?

Herman: We are always looking to expand whenever the time is right. In fact, we have been talking for awhile about starting a delivery service, as we think this addition could benefit our customers exponentially. Sometimes it’s tough for many of our customers to frequent the store due to health issues. And sometimes we don’t see customers for extended periods, then learn they underwent surgery and could not physically access their vitamins! In cases like these, a delivery service would be perfect for those customers, as well as others who don’t have the time to come in.

NA: In your opinion, what differentiates Super Value Nutrition from other wellness retailers?

Herman: We have always been a discount store, and we offer the lowest prices in town. It’s tough with all these online retailers touting convenience and expedience, but there’s just something about walking into an actual store and speaking to someone who can give personalized assistance and firsthand knowledge. We are competitive, so we either “meet or beat” those online prices in many instances. Our personal touch and free rewards program also keeps our customers coming back. That is where we stand out. In addition, we are major supporters of small business, and we frequent other small businesses ourselves—support local! Support local indeed. Not to mention, when the right balance of nutrition is this accessible, and the price markdowns are this affordable, supporting local is an obvious choice—both during back-to-school season and all year round. Super Value Nutrition currently operates from two locations, one in Centergate Plaza, and the other in Southgate Village Shops. The first is located at 5842 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota, and can be reached at 941-342-1908. The second is located at 2163 Siesta Dr., Sarasota, and can be reached at 941-366-1997. On the first Wednesday of each month, visit either store for 10–20% off the already discounted rates. For more information, visit SuperValueNutrition.com.


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How to Maximize Your Time for the Best Health Outcomes by Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare Florida

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or many Florida residents, a trip to the doctor’s office can mean having to request time off work, trying to squeeze appointments into hectic schedules or traveling outside the city limits to receive care. So it becomes even more important to maximize the time you and your children spend with your doctor and ensure the healthcare team has the information and resources to provide optimal services. Here are some pointers to help you get the most out of your next doctor’s visit: Make a list. It can often be difficult to remember all the issues you want to cover during a visit to your doctor. Jot down a list of questions and any symptoms you or your children have noticed beforehand. You’ll also want to note all the medications and supplements anyone is taking. Know what to bring. Prepare for the appointment by bringing all the necessary items you will need. This includes your health plan ID card, health history notes, and a list of questions or concerns. You should also consider bringing prescription medicine containers to show the doctor to ensure there isn’t any confusion. Communicate. Receiving the highest level of care hinges on clear communication. Tell your doctor about any new or changing symptoms, family history of disease and trips taken outside the country. Be as honest as possible regarding your health habits and voice any concerns you have with receiving the ideal kind of care, tests or treatments you and your family members need. Ask questions. If you don’t understand an instruction, then ask your doctor to explain it again. Consider taking notes so you can review them upon returning home. In addition, make sure to ask your doctor to send lab tests to a facility in your health plan’s care provider network and clarify when results will be delivered to you. Start a preventive care plan. One of the most important aspects of doctor visits are preventive care plans that are designed to maintain the health of you and your family before signs of illness present themselves. Preventive care might include measures like screening tests, vaccines, regular wellness check-ups and more. Ask your doctor what preventive care measures you and your family should be taking in order to sustain the healthiest life possible. Dr. Mayrene Hernandez is the chief medical director for UnitedHealthcare Florida. She is also a member of UnitedHealth Group’s South East Clinical Services Leadership Team. For more information of wellness information and suggestions on how to communicate with your doctor, visit UHC.com/Health-and-Wellness.

Feng Shui for Summer by Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA

Lucky Dragon says: “Use these tips to survive the heat of our Florida summers!”

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ummertime means more outdoor activities, but in Florida that also means being active in much higher temperatures. We naturally hold additional heat in our bodies, so without a balance, we can enter a state of excess which leads to many other problems. To counteract this, make sure to absorb enough hydration and use electrolyte replacements from a quality source to balance the depletion from excessive sweating. What does this mean in terms of feng shui? It means that we are shifting from wood yang energy (spring) into a period of more explosive yang fire energy (summer). Balance the hot yang energy of fire with cooling water or earth energies. You can achieve this by adding cool blues, greens, pinks and grays into your home decor and clothing choices. Also make sure to eat cooling, raw foods such as melons and salads. However, if your acupuncturist has told you to avoid raw and cold foods, it’s important heed that advice as some digestive states do not tolerate cold and raw food choices. This is also an ideal time to revisit your wardrobe and donate any clothing that you haven’t worn in three ore more years. If there is a piece that needs repair, decide to either complete the mending or discard that particular item. Finally, if a piece of clothing doesn’t fit anymore, it’s time to part with it. Does feng shui excite you? Stay tuned to this feng shui column for announcements about video blogs on how to feng shui your space for life—both in the summer and all year long! Dr. Christina Captain is nationally board-certified by the National Commission for Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is the lead practitioner at the Family Healing Center which she founded in 2000. Dr. Captain is also an expert Feng Shui practitioner and teacher who studied under Nancilee Wydra of the Feng Shui Institute of America, before originating her own style, Essential Balance Feng Shui. Since this discipline is a branch of Oriental Medicine, she often blends Feng Shui principles into her treatment plans. Family Healing Center is located at 2650 Bahia Vista St., Suite 101, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-951-1119 or email Dr_Captain@FamilyHealingCenter.com. August 2018

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More Happiness by Deborah Shouse

Parents wishing to simplify child-raising seek less stress and more fun; less scheduling and more casual time; less “shoulds” and more “want-tos” less second-guessing and more confidence.

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or a happier family life, experts encourage parents to stay true to their own values, strengths and sense of family purpose, focusing on the wonders of their children instead of endless daily tasks. It begins with each child feeling loved.

Learn Love Languages

For Gary Chapman, Ph. D., author of The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively, understanding each child’s particular needs for touch, affirming words, quality time, gifts or acts of service is foundational to parenting success. “Other than security, a child’s deepest need is to feel loved,” says Chapman, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “If their love tank is full, children grow up emotionally healthy. Knowing a child’s preferred language helps parents effectively communicate their feelings. The question is not, ‘Do you love your children?’ It’s, ‘Do your children feel loved?’” As Chapman arrives home, his son rushes to hug him, grinning while his dad tousles his hair. Chapman’s daughter often 30

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calls out, “Dad, come into my room. I want to show you something.” This is how he communicates with each child in their primary love language. Parents learn their children’s preferred communication style by observing their behavior, noticing how they express love and listening to them. They can also offer options and track results. For example: n Would you like to take the dog to the park (quality time) or for me to help you study for a test (acts of service)? n Would you like to wrestle (touch) or shop for your new shoes (gift)? “Ideally, we offer heavy doses of the child’s primary language and sprinkle in the others,” says Chapman. “Children who feel loved respond better to suggestions and discipline. They also learn how to express their feelings.”

Avoid Unreal Idealizing

Some parents carry a mental snapshot of their ideal child, perhaps envisioning a kid that is into sports or even-tempered or academically gifted. Often, that picture is very different from the actual child. The first step to truly accepting the child is to allow ourselves to feel whatever authentic feelings pop up. The parent might think, “I love my son, but am struggling; I adore sports and may never get to share that with him.” “Give yourself time to process disappointment,” advises Susan Stiffelman, a Los Angeles marriage and family therapist, mother of one and author of Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Connected. “Then identify the things you love about your kids and share those with them.” As just one example, we might convey that we love the sound of their voice and how gentle they are with the baby. “Appreciating our children as they are is one way to keep our hearts open,” says Stiffelman.

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Focus on the Good

When Barbara Unell, a parent educator and author of Discipline With Love and Limits: Calm, Practical Solutions to the 43 Most Common Childhood Behavior Problems, birthed twins, she was initially daunted by the work of caring for them. Then she began simplifying by focusing on the “wow” factors. “Being a parent speaks to the core of our humanity. Experiencing the growth and development of a human being is miraculous. I started looking at parenting through that lens,” says Unell, who lives in the Leawood, Kansas, area. Asha Dornfest, of Portland, Oregon, a podcaster, co-author of Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less and mother of two, relates, “I paid more attention to my values and my family’s unique needs and was less influenced by parenting experts, social pressures and well-meaning peers.” Dornfest explored her own values by asking, “What did I learn from my parents?” and, “How do I want my family to be different?” She also practiced trusting her intuition. “Even when I’m not certain I’m right, I know I love my children, I’m doing my best, and I’ll make adjustments if necessary,” she says.

Create Rhythm and Rituals

Rhythmic activities ease the anxiety of family transitions and furnish warm solidarity, consistency and connectedness. “Increasing the predictability of meals, bedtime and other rituals also improves family life,” says Davina Muse, a mental health counselor and mother of two from Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Muse serves as training director for Simplicity Parenting, a program based on Kim John Payne’s book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power

of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids that offers a connective ritual families can merge with mealtimes. Each person describes a “rose” (one good thing from the day) or a “thorn” (one challenging thing) and a “bud” (one thing they’re anticipating). Such sharing builds a family connection and helps kids discuss difficult issues, notes Muse. Also, “Describing the bud lifts everyone’s mood.” Every Friday evening, the Dornfests share a Sabbath dinner, a low-key way for them to gather and talk. “This ritual adds a rhythm to our week and anchors us,” says Dornfest.

Elect De-Stress Over Distress

Everyone can sometimes become overscheduled and overwhelmed; a balance between scheduled time and downtime is necessary to well-being. In her daily checkin, Dornfest confers with herself and her husband, inquiring, “How are things going? Are they too hectic? Is our schedule energizing or draining?” She advises, “When I feel like I’m riding a runaway train, I slow down. There seem to be so many ‘shoulds’ in parenting; we instead need to discover what our family loves.” Before enlisting a child for an activity, Dornfest suggests we ask why it’s important: Are you making up for your own missed opportunities as a child? Are you worried your child will miss out? Do you equate these lessons with being a good and caring parent? Parenting is more than checking off lists and tasks. It’s about being connected with children. Build in playtime, roughhousing, chase each other around the yard, toss balloons or balls together, blow bubbles and welcome opportunities for laughter.

Soothing Quiet Time

Children that act out or withdraw may not have enough downtime. Take the kids outside to play. “Nature is very soothing,” says Muse. “Climb

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Physical Touch – Get Close ¤ Greet the child with a hug ¤ Stroke their hair while they talk about a challenging day ¤ Snuggle while watching TV

Affirmations – Encouraging Words ¤ Put a positive note in the child’s lunch box ¤ Appreciate something the child did or said ¤ Create an encouragement jar, with praising words to use as needed

Quality Time – Periods of Undivided Attention ¤ Ask a specific question about their day that elicits discussion ¤ Schedule a date with each child ¤ Create something together, like a photo album

Gifts – Tangible Expressions of Love ¤ Make a special meal or dessert; maybe do it together ¤ Have some small gifts the child can choose from as rewards for positive actions ¤ Seek natural gifts, like a special feather, stone or flower

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ing trees, searching for rocks and pine cones, playing with dirt, sticks, water and leaves all offer healing down time.” To escape from worries and distractions, Stiffelman suggests three or four minutes of meditation or simply designated quiet time. For little ones, lay a stuffed teddy bear on the child’s tummy and have them notice how the animal is moving. A parent and child can also be aware of the sounds they are hearing, plus incorporate a little mindful breathing into the bedtime ritual.

Know the Power of Space

Most parents think their children would go crazy if half their toys and books were removed, but this isn’t true. “My trainers and I have worked with thousands of parents on decluttering, and the results have been powerful,” says Muse. The Simplicity Parenting approach encourages parents to discard broken toys, give away anything no longer being played with and attractively store current playthings. She observes, “As you decrease the quantity of toys and clutter, you increase the child’s attention and capacity for deep play.”

Build Resilience

Simplifying parenting means releasing the notion that children must be happy, wellbehaved and delighted with life and their parents at all times. Unell used the daily multitasking challenges with her twins as exercises in developing resilience and modeling these skills for them. If children spill milk, the parent comments, “No big deal. We all spill things.” When there’s a minor accident, “Let’s just get towels and clean it up.” A resilient attitude is, “Something goes wrong, we fix it.” It’s also about being flexible and coping with disappointment. “To build resilience, parents need to feel comfortable in the presence of an unhappy child,” says Stiffelman. “If parents don’t allow children to be disappointed, kids can become rigid, lack confidence and struggle with unreasonable expectations.”

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During meltdowns or disappointments, she recommends sitting quietly, listening, and then empathizing and helping put the children’s feelings into words. “This is not the time to lecture or advise,” she says. “Upset children can’t really listen.” Yet, they can be heard—a key way to help them mature. Parents that learn to simplify happily discover that their children feel calmer and more loved, socially and emotionally adept, and resilient. Concepts focused on creating connections, rather than parenting perfection, are easy to weave into everyday life. Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, editor, dementia advocate, parent and grandmother. She’s also the author of Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together (DementiaJourney.org).

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r. Wayne Jonas’ curiosity was piqued after hearing stories of patients that have experienced healing from chronic illnesses or reclaimed well-being without following conventional medical advice. So he focused on researching dimensions of healing that Western medical schools never taught him. The rewards were radical discoveries: whole system science exploring the web of connections within the body; the need to acknowledge an individual’s core multi-dimensions—body/ external, behavior/lifestyle, social/emotional and spiritual/mental—and what’s needed to unlock each person’s inherent capacity for health and healing. The author of How Healing Works: Get Well and Stay Well Using Your Hidden Power to Heal, Jonas concludes, “Only 20 percent of healing comes from the treatment agent the doctor applies. A full 80 percent of the healing potential, which lies dormant in everyone, comes from constructing a meaningful treatment response unique to you. This is internal, highly personal and uses simple principles and components.” 34

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During his 40-year career, Jonas was able to observe multi-level healings with patients, as well as through other professional roles. He’s served as director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, a research scientist at the World Health Organization, CEO and president of the former Samueli Institute and director of the medical research fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Applying whole system science, Jonas developed the view of a patient as a veritable ecosystem. “We are more like a garden to be cultivated than a car to be fixed. Healing emerges when we support and strengthen the connections within us—body, behavior, social and spirit—making us more whole,” says Jonas. His broader approach for healing now includes the impacts of beauty, order, an optimal healing environment, connecting with nature, elements that induce an individual’s greatest meaning response, nourishment of the spiritual self, making time for joy, the roles of love and the physical presence of loved

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ones and a supportive social network, as well as the energetic contributions of other social interactions and emotional dimensions. For nearly 40 years, James Oschman, Ph.D., author of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis, has been conducting research in physiology and the biophysics of energy medicines worldwide, including at Cambridge University, in England, and Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. “Medical doctors are unaware of the body’s energy field because they aren’t taught anything about it or physics in medical school. Although the vast majority believe there is no science behind energy medicine or any that proves the body even has an energy field, it is real and has been measured,” says Oschman. He’s passionate about including energy medicine in healing, and says, “To understand the human body, health and healing, you have to look at all dimensions without any exclusions. No aspect of science, medicine or life should be left out. All medical interventions and everything you do to the body involves energy. An awareness of this can fully transform any medical approach.” Jonas experienced the energetic dimension of healing when his wife, Susan, was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Although skeptical, he tried the process of laying his hands on her while imagining a soft, white light filled with love being transmitted through the top of his head, down through his hands and into her body. “I knew of the dozens of experiments done at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. When meditating individuals put their hands around test tubes containing immune cells, the amount of infrared radiation emanating from their hands increased, which stimulated the immune cells to produce more adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy-producing molecule found in all cells. After this exposure, those cells survived better when hit with stresses such as heat and chemical shocks,” says Jonas. “Susan said that she could feel something and fell asleep. The next day, she felt less fatigued, slept less and was more active. From then on, I cut back on travel and made


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Make Like a Missile. With hands alongside the body, push off the wall underwater and glide until coming to a stop. Next, try it with arms outstretched about shoulder-width apart and the head tilted slightly upward like Superman flying. Then, repeat while contorting the body into the longest, straightest, thinnest shape possible. Overlap hands, extend arms and fingertips overhead to the max, squeeze biceps over ears with the head down. After pushing off, bring legs together with knees straight and toes pointed to eliminate any rudder effect.

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Look Down. Keep the head down with eyes trained on the lane line, reducing drag and strain on the neck and lower back. Roll with It. A good side-to-side body roll cuts drag and activates core muscles in powering arm pulls. Practice rolling by extending the right arm forward as far as possible, place the left arm flat against the torso, then push off the wall with the left shoulder pointing upward, the right, at the pool bottom. Maintain this position while kicking eight to 10 times. Then pull the right arm through the water, simultaneously rolling to the opposite side. Then extend the left arm forward and repeat. When pulling, concentrate on directing power straight back. Pushing down on the water squanders energy during the onset of the stroke, as does pushing upward during the final phase. It eliminates bobbing.

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Control Hands. Keep hands about shoulder-width apart throughout a freestyle pull. To avoid fishtailing from side-to-side, imagine a vertical line separating two halves of the body and don’t allow hands to cross over it.

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Don’t Kick Hard. A good freestyle kick helps maintain balance and positioning to increase speed. Avoid overkicking; small, quick kicks generate almost as much force as large, powerful ones and with less drag. Point toes, keep knees fairly straight and try to keep legs within the torso’s slipstream. Loosen Ankles. Efficiency is more about ankle flexibility than foot size.

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Follow the 10 Percent Rule. The three basic components of swim training are the duration, intensity and frequency of workouts. Seek to increase one component by 10 percent each week; for example, work on duration first and intensity later. A reasonable goal for most swimmers is to reach three to four sessions a week of 40 to 60 minutes each. Ascertain what’s sustainable for the long term. Once a routine is established, add in short, fast swims, alternating bursts of speed with rest on a one-to-one ratio, such as 30 seconds of sprinting followed by 30 seconds of rest, repeated eight times.

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Minerals—inorganic chemical elements or compounds that cannot be produced by the body, but occur in nature—play a key role in helping us function at our best.

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to serve as a guide for good nutrition by covering 40-plus nutrient substances and more demographically specific than the RDA, the DRI provides a scientific basis for the development of food guidelines in the U.S. and Canada. This list of important minerals, based on the worldwide studies collected in the journal Minerals, is a good starting point. Another good reference is the extensive chart from the IOM of the National Academy of Sciences at ConsumerLab.com/RDAs.

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Why we need it: fluid balance, nerve transmission, muscle contraction Food sources: bananas, dried figs, nuts, avocadoes Recommended Daily Intake: 4.7 grams (g) Why we need it: strong teeth and bones, muscle relaxation and contraction, blood clotting, blood pressure regulation, immune system health Food sources: leafy green vegetables, fortified nut milk, dairy products, canned sardines/salmon, dried figs, oysters; plus mineral water brands labeled higher in calcium and lower in sodium, per integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil Recommended Daily Intake: 1,000 to 1,200 mg

Why we need it: lowering cancer risk Food sources: Brazil nuts, tuna, halibut, turkey Recommended Daily Intake: 55 mcg

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Chromium

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Why we need it: reduces insulin resistance, helps lower cholesterol Food sources: lean meats, whole grains, broccoli, green beans Recommended Daily Intake: 25 mcg for adult females, 35 mcg for adult males We require macrominerals—those we need in larger amounts—as well as microminerals—those necessary in trace amounts. For a good overview from the Harvard University Medical School, visit Tinyurl.com/HelpGuide2Minerals.

Phosphorous

Why we need it: works with calcium to build strong bones, repair cells Food sources: salmon, yogurt, turkey, lentils, almonds Recommended Daily Intake: 700 mg

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Magnesium

Why we need it: strong bones, energy, mental health Food sources: leafy green vegetables, nuts, seeds and foods with fiber Recommended Daily Intake: 310 to 320 mg for adult women, 410 to 420 mg for adult men

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Natural Immune Boosters for Kids

How to Power Up Their Defenses by Marlaina Donato

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trong immunity is a cornerstone of optimum health, and may be weakened or enhanced by what we eat and how we manage our emotions. Starting young in incorporating good ongoing habits can go a long way toward building a better immune response to whatever a person encounters.

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mix can turn a child’s brown bag lunch into an immune-boosting power meal. “Diet is one of the main pillars for children’s health. I teach parents and kids that food can be fun, and not to be obsessed with counting calories or portions,” says Dr. Alina Olteanu, a holistic pediatrician in Dallas, Texas. “I recommend an anti-inflammatory diet based on lots of colorful vegetables and fruits, and healthy fats like fish, nuts, seeds, avocado and olive oil. Eating fermented foods like sauerkraut, pickled vegetables and kimchi

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supports a healthy microbiome.” Adequate protein supports healthy immunity, as does reducing inflammatory foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), caramel color, sodium nitrite, food dyes and chemical preservatives. Such measures help reduce the burden on a child’s immune system. According to Naturopathic Doctor Sarah Anne Rothman, of Thyme Integrative Health, in Pacifica, California, limiting or eliminating processed sugar is also recommended; studies by Loma Linda University, in Loma Linda, California, show that sugar consumption suppresses immune response for five hours. Olteanu notes, “Desserts can be fruits and a small amount of dark chocolate, which is rich in antioxidants and actually healthy.” Her favorite sweetener for kids older than 1 year is raw honey; however, she cautions against giving honey to infants during their first year.

Exercise and Herbal Allies

Exercise has been shown to increase blood and lymphatic circulation and in turn, helps move antibodies through the system and do a better job at fighting invaders, according to Harvard Health Publishing. Exercise is also a renowned stress-reliever, especially outdoors, which manifests the bonus of vitamin D fortification from healthy sun exposure. “I strongly encourage all my patients to spend at least an hour a day playing outside,” says Olteanu. Childhood stress is a real factor that can weaken immunity, yet juvenile anxieties may be dismissed or go unnoticed by adults. Caffeine-free herbal teas and glycerin-based tinctures such as chamomile, lemon balm, passionflower and lavender can be reliable double-duty allies for children, calming them while also promoting immune response. Essential oils are another boon. “The benefits of using essential oils on children are immense. Many oils are safe for all age groups and can elevate mood, induce relaxation and boost natural defenses,” says holistic nurse and certified clinical aromatherapist Patricia Springer, in Mason, Ohio. Springer recommends diffusing organic lemon or orange essential oil for 30 minutes two to three times a day in the house or applying one to two drops on a cotton ball and inhaling.


Adding a few drops of Roman chamomile or lavender essential oil to Epson or sea salt makes a calming, immuneboosting bath.

“Where Science Meets Nature”

Homeopathy Homeopathy is a system of natural healing to which kids often respond positively. There are well-known over-the-counter remedies that treat acute conditions without side effects, but certified classical homeopath Julia Eastman, a doctor of Oriental medicine in Naples, Florida, recommends a more thorough approach. “Homeopathy can be life-changing, but it’s a system based upon the unique physical, emotional and energetic constitution of the individual. Going to a board-certified classical homeopath is the ideal route, because they can profile the child’s complete constitution, including patterns of illness and personality for the best possible result.” Treating children’s illness homeopathically when symptoms arise without taking the big picture into account can sometimes cause more harm than good. “Homeopathic remedies are not preventive medicine unto themselves, but using them constitutionally can help to improve overall health, immunity included,” says Eastman, who has witnessed dangerously high fevers in infants relieved within minutes when whole-care homeopathy has been applied. Health is wealth, and fortifying the next generation benefits us all.

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Erling Kagge on Our Deep Need For Silence by Randy Kambic

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xplorer, publisher, art collector and author Erling Kagge inspires us to find silence around and within us as a transformative experience. The lengths he’s gone to make himself an authority in this pursuit include being the first person to complete the Three Poles Challenge on foot—the North and South poles and Mount Everest summit. He has also traveled to Japan to meditate and practice yoga. The Norwegian’s seventh book, Silence: In the Age of Noise, selected as a 2017 Great Read from the Indie Next List, recounts his experiences and presents observations of many past and present poets, philosophers, artists and other explorers—including Plato, Aristotle, Søren Kierkegaard, Oliver Sacks, Blaise Pascal, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Stendhal, Denis Diderot and Mark Rothko—in exploring where we find silence and how to invoke it to improve well-being. It provokes reader reflection, demonstrating the kind of active engagement Kagge believes silence invites. He explores why it’s essential to our sanity and happiness and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude. Kagge, whose previous books address exploration, philosophy and art collecting, runs Kagge Forlag, a publishing company in Oslo, where he lives.

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When they come to the end of it, the poor wretches realize too late that for all this time, they have been preoccupied in doing nothing.” Everything Earthly can be snatched away in an instant. Life is long if you know how to use it. Even if we were to live 1,000 years, our lives would feel short if we threw away this present time. We exist, but few of us actually live.

What have been the most helpful takeaways from your experiences? Your mind—in silence—can be wider than the sky. Silence is about getting inside what you are doing—experiencing, rather than overthinking, and not living through electronic devices and other people.

Where may silence be found? It’s easier to find silence than many people think or believe. I walked alone to the South Pole for 50 days and nights under the midnight sun in search of total silence; but I never found it before I turned inwards toward inner silence and uncovered forgotten sides of a universe just as mysterious as outer space. One universe stretches outward, the other inward.

Are there practical steps to achieve a state of silence?

Which insight from the great thinkers cited in your latest book means the most to you?

You can shut out the world and fashion your own inner silence whenever you run, cook food, have sex, study, chat, work, think of a new idea, read or dance. Silence is not about turning your back on your surroundings, but the opposite; it’s seeing the world a bit more clearly, staying on a course and aiming to love your life as much as you can. I had to use my legs to go far away in order to discover this, but I now know it’s possible to reach silence anywhere. One only needs to subtract. It’s about finding your own South Pole.

The Roman philosopher Seneca, 2,000 years ago, said, “Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present and fear the future.

Randy Kambic, an Estero, FL, freelance writer and editor, regularly contributes to Natural Awakenings.

practical resource for living a richer life. Silence is a deep human need that in our age, has ended up being scarcer than plastic bags from Louis Vuitton. To me, silence is a key to unlock new ways of thinking. I wanted to write about silence because I consider it nearly extinct.

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Imperfectly Perfect Pets

Natural Therapies Transform Lives by Sandra Murphy

Pets, like humans, can face physical and mental challenges. Today’s fresh approaches help pets replace disabilities with abilities and lead fuller, happier lives.

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Physical Adaptations Zach, a rescued cat, welcomes foster pets to Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue, in Newport Beach, California, teaching kittens cleanliness, and good manners to dogs. “We can’t imagine life without him,” says Monica Sederholm, co-founder of the organization. A congenital condition causing irregular bone growth in his shoulder blades, fused bones and a missing kneecap hasn’t stopped him. Muscle pain keeps him from retracting his claws, but daily massages help him relax. Although Zach remains mobile, walking is difficult or sometimes impossible when an animal is missing a limb or paralyzed. Designed for specific disabilities and fitted for size, a wheelchair cart provides freedom most cats and dogs embrace. Rescue volunteers and adoptive parents must keep clutter off the floors, supervise and remove the cart to allow for comfortable naps. Gwen Cooper, author of Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat and the Curl Up with a Cat Tale series, adopted Homer, a blind kitten from Miami. “Never 44

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having sight, he wasn’t afraid to take risks,” she explains. “He climbed, explored and played with our other cats.” When a move to Manhattan, New York, presented a scary prospect for Cooper, Homer inspired her, saying, “Homer didn’t let fear of the unknown trip him up. He taught me the relationships you’re sure you don’t want can be the most meaningful.” “Dottie CrazyPants, a rescued Harlequin Great Dane with severe skin and ear infections and a dysfunctional

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One receives an unlimited amount of love and gratitude from saving a special needs pet. ~Kelly Reeves, co-founder, Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue immune system, had no quality of life until I tried holistic treatments,” says Lara Katz, executive director of the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center, in Mebane. Dottie didn’t gain weight, even though she ate a lot and drank gallons of water a day, resulting in indoor accidents. “A raw food diet resolved many health and housebreaking issues.” Discontinuing regular medications left Dottie miserable and nearly unable to walk. “A massage therapist said her energy centers were blocked,” Katz says. “After an energy medicine treatment, Dottie slept through the night for the first time in months. Her paws looked better short term.” A combination of holistic treatments including cold laser and red-light therapy, Chinese herbs, an anti-yeast protocol and probiotics works best. Katz also uses only eco-friendly cleaning and laundry products. “Certified through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Dottie’s visits take a bit of management because of the types of cleaning products used in nursing homes. It’s worth it. She’s completely changed my lifestyle regarding how many toxins we’re exposed to daily.”

Emotional Relief Tracy Krulik, a certified canine separation anxiety trainer in northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area, is a graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers. “Using videoconferencing, I can watch my client’s dogs at home, see when panic starts and create daily training plans to keep them safely calm.” Feldenkrais practitioner and author of Grow Young with Your Dog: Learn How You and Your Canine Companion Can Feel Better at Any Age! Mary Debono, of Encinitas, California, sees a variety of pets. “I invited an Arabian named Easy


to be the demo horse during a class I taught,” she recalls. “Sore all over, he couldn’t lift his feet high enough to step over a pole lying on the ground.” Easy showed dramatic improvement through Feldenkrais, which focuses on improved function, rebooting the body by interrupting the cycle of pain and tension, so that the patient realizes change is possible. Debono also treated a rabbit that didn’t like to be touched. “I used the eraser end of a pencil through an opening in his crate. Non-habitual touch gets the attention of the nervous system; areas of tension are sore, so gentle lifts provide relief.” Without pain, movement is easier and behavior improves.

Lesson Learned Sandy Johnson, former actress and author of The Pet Healer Project and Miracle Dogs: Adventures on Wheels, in Los Angeles, was in recovery from Stage 4 kidney cancer when she adopted Charley, a Brussels Griffon. “Her singlemindedness taught me my greatest lesson about the body’s ability to heal,” she says. Animals show less concern about blindness, a bum knee or even the need for a wheelchair than humans do. People that live with special needs animals are quick to say the benefits far outweigh the cost. When we’re open to the possibilities, such pets offer lessons in living life to the fullest.

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Benefits of Reiki

Re-Balance your Immune System with Reiki by Pat Crawford, RN, MSN

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here is a new epidemic in the United States—inflammation. Researchers and physicians have linked chronic inflammation to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s dementia and autoimmune disorders. Chronic inflammation is worsened by lifestyle factors such as poor nutrition, excess weight, lack of exercise, inadequate sleep, substance abuse and smoking.

Chronic Inflammation Acute inflammation (over days to weeks) occurs when the immune system sends its cleanup crews to handle “messes” we get into, helping us heal from an injury or protecting us from bacteria, viruses, carcinogens and toxins. Chronic inflammation (over months to years) results from the lifestyle factors listed above, from chronic stress through a sustained release of cortisol, and from our thoughts or emotions which are stored as chemicals in our bodies. Over time, inflammation can have a detrimental effect on our health, resulting in “dis-ease” characterized by chronic pain (physical, emotional or spiritual pain), depression, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue. Over a period of many years, the immune system might become overprotective, attacking our normal cells which results in autoimmune disorders such as asthma, arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, 46

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vasculitis and fibromyalgia. But chronic inflammation is treatable and, in many cases, reversible. We just need help to re-balance the immune system.

Re-Balance with Reiki As a nurse, I am trained to care for the whole person with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs. My nursing practice advocates a holistic model of health and wellness, viewing dis-ease as an imbalance of the body, mind, spirit and emotions. I have practiced many healing modalities as a nurse, and several years ago, answered the calling to pursue formal training in Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Rei means “universal, divine or higher consciousness,” and Ki means “life force energy within all living things.” Reiki healing energy work promotes self-healing through balancing of the mind, body, spirit and emotions. As a Reiki Master, I assist clients to re-balance by helping them release whatever is no longer serving them well—physical symptoms, thoughts, memories, emotions or spiritual distress. By releasing, you create space for change, wellness, balance, selfhealing and spiritual growth. During a 60- or 90-minute Reiki session, you remain fully clothed, while lying on a massage table. I gently place my hands on, or a few inches above, various parts of your body as you draw in just the right amount of Reiki energy to accelerate your own self-healing abilities.

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Reiki works because it is divine universal energy, and your body, mind and spirit know to direct this energy where it is most needed for your greatest healing. You will notice the full effects of Reiki within 24 hours of your session, and the benefits can last a few weeks. Healing results are unique to each person, and the benefits might include: deep relaxation release of stress and tension improved sleep reduced pain and inflammation increased energy balance of the immune system inner peace and sense of well-being spiritual growth and creativity Despite my nursing science background, it is difficult to explain how Reiki works. But I have seen and heard the remarkable benefits experienced by my clients. After just three sessions, a client with fibromyalgia and lupus, who had chronic fatigue and head-to-toe pain, could run upstairs at home for the first time in years, and was pain-free for two weeks after each session. Another client with advanced dementia had not spoken nor made eye contact with his family in several years, and after a single Reiki session, he looked his wife in the eyes and spoke several sentences that made perfect sense. Most of my clients remark they can now sleep, and while they still encounter the same issues at work and or with their partners, they don’t no longer feel anxious or angry—instead they feel joyful and at peace. Pat Crawford, RN, MSN is a Certified Usui Reiki Master/Teacher with an Advanced Certification in Animal Reiki, and has been a nurse for over 40 years, specializing in cancer and hospice care. Crawford offers individual Reiki sessions and trainings at Four Pillars of Health, guiding clients to activate their innate healing abilities and balance their spirit, mind, body and emotions. Four Pillars is located at 8209 Natures Way, Suite 221, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, call 941-373-3955, email at Info@ FourPillarsFlorida.com or visit FourPillarsFlorida.com.


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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 Super Value Nutrition Store-Wide Sale - 10% to 20% off everything in store! Live Blood Analysis at our Bee Ridge location call for an appointment, 941-342-1908. 5842 Bee Ridge Road and 2163 Siesta Drive, Sarasota. Open House! Celebrating the First Place in Florida Offering Prism FULL BODY LASER Technology – 4-7pm. Sarasota. Refreshments, free chair massage and mini-facials, door prizes, special pricing. Mad Science Massage, 7357 International Place, Suite 101, Sarasota, 941-676-3433, MadScienceMassage.com. A Course in Miracles Study Group – 7pm. With Molly Friedenfeld. Discover the peace that resides within you, illuminating the pathway for souls to remember their inner wisdom and brilliance, gather in a sacred circle, spiritual discussion and illuminations from the book, meditation, sharing and understanding the lessons from the workbook A Course in Miracles assists us with detaching from judgment and attachments of this world in order to “be in this world but not of it.” $10 donation. To register, CCOSL.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. For information and pricing, Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl.Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook.com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Yoga Class – 9am. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the Heart-Body-Mind. All Ages and Experiences Welcome. Accepting New Students. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-822-0263. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe: Tarot Evening – 7-9pm. Have you ever wanted to learn the Tarot but found it too complicated and confusing? Learning the Tarot can be fun and rewarding!  We are offering classes to learn the meanings of the Tarot cards, two cards at a time.  We will study two Major Arcana cards of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck per class, meditate on the meaning, practice reading the cards through fun games and each participant will receive a short reading.  The classes will occur on Thursdays 7-9pm, twice a month. Dates to be announced monthly. Cost: $25 per class.  Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe, 6283 Lake Osprey Dr. Sarasota 34240. 941-822-8056.  *R.S.V.P. to reserve your spot! Your Soul Purpose Workshop – 7-8:30pm. With Carolan Carey. Are you really fulfilling your purpose here on Earth? Are you already fulfilling your destiny? Let’s find out through this personal journey, practical applications and support from other Soul Purpose Seekers. Learn to balance family life, soul purpose, education and careers without losing your mind. $20. Sarasota Center of Light, 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com.

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Prayer Circle with Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon – 7:30-8pm. Join Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon every Thursday for an hour of gratitude, praise and prayer to the Living God, the God of Gods and the King of Kings. Using a myriad names of God, we will offer up prayers of gratitude for the grace and blessings bestowed upon is. Love Offering. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-3719333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 Elysian Fields - Guest Reader, Sherry Lord - 10:30am–5:30pm. Sherry is a Reiki Master, Ordained Reverend, Teacher, Psychic Intuitive and Deeper Trance Channel. She can see angels, guides, and auras, as well as, channel loved ones who have crossed over. Sherry is a versatile channel who can answer your questions, both business and personal, and help you on your spiritual path. Pre-registration required. 15mins/$40, 30mins/$75, 60mins/$125 *Deep Trance Channel Sessions - 50mins/$175. Elysian Fields, Midtown Plaza, 1273 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Shamanic Healing with Eric - 11-7. Fridays only by appointment. These powerful healing sessions are often channeled and rely on the high vibrational angels, masters, healers, and teachers that flow through Eric. All sessions are different depending on the treatment that is needed. All will receive results in accordance with your own bodies’ desire and willingness to heal. $60/1 hour, $30/30 mins. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@ gmail.com, CCOSL.com to book an appointment. Tai Chi with Reuben Fernandez – 2pm. The main principle of tai chi is internal relaxation. Tai Chi is known as an internal martial art. The power and energy do not depend on muscle power, strength or speed, rather power comes from internal relaxation and release of Chi. In this class we will focus on developing a tai chi body the basic warm up exercises and the Chen form as well as Chi Gung for its health benefits…. Reuben D. Fernandez. Tai Chi and Chi Gung has been ongoing for the past 15 years. Presently he is instructing in Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton. To register, CCOSL.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 Psychic Saturday – 10:30am-1pm. Readings and Healings. Vibrational Healing, Love Donation. Gift certificates available. 15-minute readings/$20. Sarasota Center of Light. 852 S Tuttle Ave. 941-9536620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com. Elysian Fields - Free Mini Class Series - 3pm. Join us for this week’s mini class: “Understanding the Tarot: The Emperor Card”. Elysian Fields, Midtown Plaza, 1273 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 ECK Light and Sound Service – 11am-noon. Facing Life’s Challenges. According to the Law of Karma, you have created your own problems by not knowing divine law. The way to get this knowledge is not just through holy books, but ultimately by testing these laws in your daily life. Free. Charlotte County Cultural Center, Rm 30, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte, 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/ EckankarInSarasota. Spirit Journey, a Metaphysical Church Service – 6pm. Rev. Karen Rose invites you to Spirit Journey, a metaphysical church service. Enjoy spiritual healing, inspirational talk, spirit messages & hospitality. 2044 Bispham Road, Sarasota, 941-250-9556, SpiritJourney.org

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MONDAY, AUGUST 6 Channeled Anchoring Light Meditation 7:45pm. Serving the Ascension of our planet with the Ascended Realms as Anchors of Light. with Rev. Sharon-Elizabeth James July 16, since 2007. Love Offering. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com to register.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Healer Beverly McCaw -Create a more harmonious life, experience greater physical well-being, reign in your light! With Rev. Beverly McCaw RN, BSN, CMLC, MCS. Offering high vibrational energy facilitation, master of crystal surgery, spiritual master life coach teacher, Reiki master teacher, transformation facilitator, matrix energetics, access consciousness bars, crystal grids, postural alignment therapy, Bemer Machine sessions; for scientific proven circulation facilitation ReignbowLight. com, 727-282-4787, CCOSL.com for appt.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 Free Class on Cannabis, Hemp, and CBD – 12noon-1pm. What do these terms mean & how can this sacred plant help you and the people & pets you love? Plus, how you can be a part of this billion $ industry! RSVP. Waxela Sananda at Serenity Stations, 2020 Rose Street, Sarasota, 512-585-9265, Loveu.PrimeMyBody.com. A Course in Miracles Study Group – 7pm. With Molly Friedenfeld. Discover the peace that resides within you, illuminating the pathway for souls to remember their inner wisdom and brilliance, gather in a sacred circle, spiritual discussion and illuminations from the book, meditation, sharing and understanding the lessons from the workbook A Course in Miracles assists us with detaching from judgment and attachments of this world in order to “be in this world but not of it.” $10 donation. To register, CCOSL.com. Prayer Circle with Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon – 7:30-8pm. Join Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon every Thursday for an hour of gratitude, praise and prayer to the Living God, the God of Gods and the King of Kings. Using a myriad names of God, we will offer up prayers of gratitude for the grace and blessings bestowed upon is. Love Offering. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-3719333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools


available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Yoga Class – 9am. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the Heart-Body-Mind. All Ages and Experiences Welcome. Accepting New Students. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-822-0263.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 Tai Chi with Reuben Fernandez – 2pm. The main principle of tai chi is internal relaxation. Tai Chi is known as an internal martial art. The power and energy do not depend on muscle power, strength or speed, rather power comes from internal relaxation and release of Chi. In this class we will focus on developing a tai chi body the basic warm up exercises and the Chen form as well as Chi Gung for its health benefits…. Reuben D. Fernandez. Tai Chi and Chi Gung has been ongoing for the past 15 years. Presently he is instructing in Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton. To register, CCOSL.com. Shamanic Healing with Eric - 11-7. Fridays only by appointment. These powerful healing sessions are often channeled and rely on the high vibrational angels, masters, healers, and teachers that flow through Eric. All sessions are different depending on the treatment that is needed. All will receive results in accordance with your own bodies’ desire and willingness to heal. $60/1 hour, $30/30 mins. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@ gmail.com, CCOSL.com to book an appointment. Guided Energy Harmonizing Meditation 6-7:15pm. Be renewed as you are guided through dynamic hands-on energy balancing exercises you apply to your own body. Profound relaxation, pain relief, and more. Register by 4pm, August 10. $18/ class, $60/5 classes prepay. Cash or check. Suncoast Jin Shin Jyutsu, 820 Central Ave, Sarasota. Contact Michelle 941-228-2972, Michelle@Suncoastjsj. com, SuncoastJSJ.com. Mindfulness Psychology– Self Navigation with Voyager Tarot – 6-8pm. Group practice facilitated by Rosemary Nulty. Voyager Tarot is a 21st Century psycho-spiritual art and science. It connects you with inner guides, outer expressions, and limitless potential that comprise your YOUniverse. Each card is a mirror! What do you see? Insight, perspective and guidance surface when you trust your inner knowing. Join us for interactive readings, shared insights, and surprised laughter! No experience necessary. Curiosity always welcomed! $10. Wild Ginger Apothecary, 6557 Superior Ave, Sarasota. Gallery by Advanced Student Mediums – 7-8:30pm. On this night, four of our advanced student mediums will present a SPIRIT MESSAGES GALLERY, supported by two of our certified Spirit Mediums. Each attendee will have the opportunity to receive information from their spirit loved ones or guides, by the different styles of each student. Come and enjoy this fun and informative evening. $5 donation. Center for Metaphysical Fellowship, 2044 Bispham Rd. Sarasota, 941-266-8435, CMFSarasota.org. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe: New Moon Manifestation Using Your Birth Chart – 7-9pm. Astrology is a powerful tool for self-development and gaining self-knowledge. Working alongside the Law of Attraction, you can use the birth chart to create a space to focus your intention by choosing a

house or planet to represent your intent. Together we will craft a manifestation spell using a tailor made, take home tool kit of your birth chart, a candle, crystal, and sachet of herbs. *R.S.V.P. by September 6th, Susan@TheGoddessShoppe.net along with birth data (DATE, EXACT TIME, LOCATION) so we can have your birth chart ready for you. $45. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe, 6283 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, 941-822-8056. Elysian Fields - Guest Reader, Margo Park 10:30am–5:30pm. Margo Park is a warm and caring person who uses her psychic gifts to connect with your spirit guides for guidance and clearer vision in your life. She will often receive healing messages from loved ones that have crossed over to the other side. Margo is a Certified Voyager Tarot Consultant, Aromatherapist, Reiki Master and is gifted in working with animals.  She loves to find the answers that you seek and share her knowledge of how you can connect with your own intuition and spirit guides. Margo always books up; pre-registration recommended. 30 mins/$60 Elysian Fields, Midtown Plaza, 1273 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 Reiki 1 Class – 9am–4:30pm. Learn the Usui/ Tibetan style Reiki for yourself, others, and our planet. Classes are a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Standards taught alongside opportunities to explore intuitive techniques. The symbols are taught in Reiki 2. Certificates provided. Space is limited-RSVP and deposit required, text/ call 941-322-7284. Reiki 1/$88, followed by Reiki 2 on Sunday/$135. Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd. B-108, StarLightworker.com. Learn Energetic Healing with Reiki 1 – 10am2pm. In this fun and powerful one-day class you will learn Reiki healing along with other advanced techniques. Class size is limited, so pre-registration required. Workshop includes: Reiki 1 Certification and Attunement, Aura Clearing, Hand Positions, Self-Treatment, Healing Others, Body Scanning, Develop your Practice, Reiki in Hospitals. Amplify your inner healing energy through a powerful attunement given to you by a Reiki Master. Access a life-changing gift by mastering simple, easy-to-learn steps and techniques that support health and facilitate the healing process. Upon completion you will receive a Reiki 1 Certificate. With Barbara Harrison. $118, $138/at the door. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Eckankar Invites You to Experience HU, the Sound of Soul – 11am-noon. Chanting HU can help bring peace, calm, and harmony into your life, regardless of your religion, culture, or walk of life. There will be 15-20 minutes of chanting followed by 2-5 minutes of quiet contemplation, then a discussion and light refreshments. Free. Jacaranda Library, Children’s Activity Rm, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice, 941-358-0325. Eckankarblog.org/soundof-soul/Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota. Running on Empty? Raise Your Vibration! – 11am-1pm. With Brenda Viola. This interactive and fun class is meant to provide an opportunity for self-reflection in seven key areas of life that can affect your energy level and how to “course correct.” This class is perfect for someone new to a spiritual approach to life; for busy professionals experiencing “burnout” or even the experienced spiritualist who simply could use some encouragement. $20. 852 S Tuttle Ave, 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com. PositiveLIFE!™- Chakra Seminar with Dr. Sue Nielsen - 1-4pm. Chakras are the subtle energetic

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centers in the body. This workshop will educate you on the details of each chakra, how they work together, and how they affect you every day. You will leave with a detailed understanding of your chakras, how they affect your mind, body and soul, and be equipped with knowledge to conquer bad habits, addictions, health issues, and much more. Early Registration Pricing/$75 (Regularly $95). Positive RePercussions, 5049 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key Village. Free parking on site. Shaman Intensive -2-5pm. Shamans are intermediaries between the human and spirit worlds; Shamanism is based on seeing God in all the natural elements of our world. The Shaman works and communicates with the natural elements through Animal Spirit Guides and Great Spirit Guides to bring harmony into their community. According to believers, they can treat illness and can enter supernatural realms to obtain answers to the problems of their community. After a brief introduction you will experience a Shamanic Journey to meet your Spirit Guide. There will be no one admitted once the Journey begins. $45. To register: 941- 217-6828, or sign up, Clients.MindBodyOnline.com/Classic/Admc lslist?pDate=8/11/2018&pClsID=67&courseID= Elysian Fields - Free Mini Class Series - 3pm. Join us for this week’s mini class: “Exploring the Chakras: The Third Eye”. Elysian Fields, Midtown Plaza, 1273 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 13 Biomagnetist and Spiritual Healer - Ralph Serrano - Appointments Only. Ralph Serrano is an Intuitive Biomagnetist and Spiritual Healer. He helps people find their true illness and then helps them through the process of Biomagnetic Pair Therapy. A new revolutionary, scientific and therapeutic approach to healing that differs from Traditional Medicine, Homeopathy, Herbs and Naturism. It is also a Therapy free of side effects, perfectly compatible with any other traditional or alternative practice. To schedule an appointment and to get further information, Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com for appt.

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Channeled Anchoring Light Meditation 7:45pm. Serving the Ascension of our planet with the Ascended Realms as Anchors of Light. with Rev. Sharon-Elizabeth James July 16, since 2007. Love Offering. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com to register.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Healer Beverly McCaw -Create a more harmonious life, experience greater physical well-being, reign in your light! With Rev. Beverly McCaw RN, BSN, CMLC, MCS. Offering high vibrational energy facilitation, master of crystal surgery, spiritual master life coach teacher, Reiki master teacher, transformation facilitator, matrix energetics, access consciousness bars, crystal grids, postural alignment therapy, Bemer Machine sessions; for scientific proven circulation facilitation ReignbowLight. com, 727-282-4787, CCOSL.com for appt. Have You Had a Spiritual Experience? – 6-7 pm. Come share and learn more about spiritual experiences such as coincidences, guidance from departed ones or angels, dreams, past lives, and soul travel. These topics come from the Spiritual Experiences Guidebook which will be given as a gift to attendees. Free. Lucky’s Market, Community Rm, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail #403, Westfield Mall, Sarasota, 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota. Monthly Anchoring Light Channeled Meditation Charlotte County – 6:45 pm. Serving the Ascension of our planet with the Ascended Realms as Anchors of Light every Monday since July 16, 2007! Love Offering. Port Charlotte Beach Park, Room A, Port Charlotte.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 Have You Had a Spiritual Experience? – 6:307:30 pm. Come share and learn more about spiritual experiences such as coincidences, guidance from departed ones or angels, dreams, past lives, and soul travel. These topics come from the Spiritual Experiences Guidebook which will be given as a gift to attendees. Free. Elsie Quirk Library, Conference Rm, 100 West Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-3580325, Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota. A Course in Miracles Study Group – 7pm. With Molly Friedenfeld. Discover the peace that resides within you, illuminating the pathway for souls to remember their inner wisdom and brilliance, gather in a sacred circle, spiritual discussion and illuminations from the book, meditation, sharing and understanding the lessons from the workbook A Course in Miracles assists us with detaching from judgment and attachments of this world in order to “be in this world but not of it.” $10 donation. To register, CCOSL.com.

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ter Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Energy Dynamics in Human Relationships – 7-8:30pm. Learn about how our energetic body can get mixed up in interpersonal relationships to give us not what we want, but what we resonate with. Also, how to overcome these energetic patterns to bring forth our best self! Universal Laws to include the Law of Attraction, the Law of Resonance, the Law of Vibration, The Law of Polarity and the Law of Growth. Also, energetic patterns within our aura and chakras that may be blocking our pathway. With Pam Jacob. $15. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com . Yoga Class – 9am. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the Heart-Body-Mind. All Ages and Experiences Welcome. Accepting New Students. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-822-0263. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe: Astro Chat – 7-8pm. Would you like to work with an ancient symbolic language that will facilitate your own integration, develop your intuition and can bring deep understanding to all your relationships? That’s Astrology! With Liz D’Aste, she will be presenting information on what your Rising Sign says about you and how to use your Rising Sign to be more effective in the material world. *R.S.V.P. by August 15th, along with birth data (DATE, EXACT TIME, LOCATION) if you don’t know your Rising Sign to Susan@ TheGoddessShoppe.net. Donation. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe, 6283 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota.   REIKI III Master Share – 7-9pm. Masters of all lineages to come together to share, expand, enhance and brush up on their Reiki. Wear comfortable clothes. $5 Suggested Donation. At the Enlightenment Center at Unity Church, 3023 Proctor Rd. Sarasota. Rev. Zan Benham. 941-922-7839. Zan@ woman-spirit.com, Woman-Spirit.com. Prayer Circle with Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon – 7:30-8pm. Join Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon every Thursday for an hour of gratitude, praise and prayer to the Living God, the God of Gods and the King of Kings. Using a myriad names of God, we will offer up prayers of gratitude for the grace and blessings bestowed upon is. Love Offering. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-3719333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 Elysian Fields - Guest Reader, Varinia del Moral - 10:30am–5:30pm. Varinia was identified as gifted at a young age. She’s as a fourth-generation clairvoyant of Taino Caribbean decent. She’s trained professionally as an angel intuitive and is an Usui Reiki Practitioner, energy healer and natural medium. In the gentle and inviting presence of her angel guides, she delivers the connection to and messages from your angels, spirit guides, and those who’ve passed utilizing clairvoyance, tarot, divination and energy reading. She specializes in relationships, and in providing clarity during times of personal transformation and uncertainty. Varinia is also fluent

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in both English and Spanish. Cost: 15mins/$30; 30mins/$60; 45mins/$80 Elysian Fields, Midtown Plaza, 1273 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Shamanic Healing with Eric - 11-7. Fridays only by appointment. These powerful healing sessions are often channeled and rely on the high vibrational angels, masters, healers, and teachers that flow through Eric. All sessions are different depending on the treatment that is needed. All will receive results in accordance with your own bodies’ desire and willingness to heal. $60/1 hour, $30/30 mins. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@ gmail.com, CCOSL.com to book an appointment. Tai Chi with Reuben Fernandez – 2pm. The main principle of tai chi is internal relaxation. Tai Chi is known as an internal martial art. The power and energy do not depend on muscle power, strength or speed, rather power comes from internal relaxation and release of Chi. In this class we will focus on developing a tai chi body the basic warm up exercises and the Chen form as well as Chi Gung for its health benefits…. Reuben D. Fernandez. Tai Chi and Chi Gung has been ongoing for the past 15 years. Presently he is instructing in Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton. To register, CCOSL.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 Intuitive Arts Fair - 10:30am–5:30pm. Elysian Fields has been offering this long-standing Intuitive Arts Fair for over 2 decades! Come try one of our professional and seasoned readers for an intuitive reading, featuring: Catherine, Deborah, Skye, and Stephanie. No appointments made by phone. First come, first served. Also offering free chair massages with Becca Shugart. 30mins/$35. Elysian Fields, Midtown Plaza, 1273 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Tony Burroughs presents: Intenders Circle Workshop – 7-9pm. Create your vision with this master! Manifest your personal law of attraction. See his latest of 12 books: “The Highest Good Handbook”. Sign up today for location in North Port. $15. Rev. Lois Cheney 928-300-2030, RevLois@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 Eckankar Invites You to Experience HU, the Sound of Soul – 10am-11am. Chanting HU can help bring peace, calm, and harmony into your life, regardless of your religion, culture, or walk of life. There will be 15-20 minutes of chanting followed by 2-5 minutes of quiet contemplation, then a discussion and light refreshments. Free. La Quinta Inn, Rm A, 5931 Commercial Way (W of I-75), Sarasota, 941-358-0325, Eckankarblog.org/ sound-of-soul/Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota. Guest Speaker at Sarasota Center of Light – 10:30am. Rev Tamara Vaughn, author of The PowerShift Principle, will be offering the inspirational talk at the Sunday Morning Celebration. Tamara is an attorney and life advisor, she has drawn on her personal and professional experiences to successfully guide others through major life challenges and transitions for over twenty-six years. 852 S Tuttle Ave. 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com. The PowerShift Principle – 1-3pm. With Rev Tamara Vaughn. The PowerShift program teaches strategies to transcend adversity and challenges in order to Live Life in Purpose, Master Goals and Manifest Dreams. This workshop is based on eight principals designed to assist participant in Shifting the Power from the external world to the inner realm


of the mind, soul and spirit. $30 (includes a copy of her book The PowerShift Principle). 852 S Tuttle Ave 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com. Enoch Study Group – 3pm. 3rd Sundays of the month with Kim Converse and Rev. Sharon-Elizabeth James. Known as the “The Book of Knowledge” this riveting book upon which the class is based, is a blueprint or code-book designed to bring us in touch with the reality of Divine Intelligence, written by Dr. JJ Hurtak. $7 suggested donation. To register, CCOSL.com. Spirit Journey, a Metaphysical Church Service – 6pm. Rev. Karen Rose invites you to Spirit Journey, a metaphysical church service. Enjoy spiritual healing, inspirational talk, spirit messages & hospitality. 2044 Bispham Road, Sarasota, 941-250-9556, SpiritJourney.org.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20 Channeled Anchoring Light Meditation 7:45pm. Serving the Ascension of our planet with the Ascended Realms as Anchors of Light. with Rev. Sharon-Elizabeth James July 16, since 2007. Love Offering. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com to register.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 Healer Beverly McCaw -Create a more harmonious life, experience greater physical well-being, reign in your light! With Rev. Beverly McCaw RN, BSN, CMLC, MCS. Offering high vibrational energy facilitation, master of crystal surgery, spiritual master life coach teacher, Reiki master teacher, transformation facilitator, matrix energetics, access consciousness bars, crystal grids, postural alignment therapy, Bemer Machine sessions; for scientific proven circulation facilitation ReignbowLight. com, 727-282-4787, CCOSL.com for appt. Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. FREE Medicinal Cannabis and Holistic Wellness Event!! 5:30-7pm. Please join us for our informational event. Here, you will find answers to your questions, obtain product knowledge, and speak with our doctors in reference to cannabis consultations - now available to clients who qualify at Point Lumineux! We are excited about this educational seminar sponsored by Trulieve, Surterra, and Dr. Jonathan Roberti from Juice Plus. We hope to see you there! Event Sponsor Trulieve & Surterra will be providing food! 941-217-6828 to register! Or sign up by clicking on Clients.MindBodyOnline.com/ Classic/Admclslist?pClsID=70&pDate=08/21/2018 “Get Out of Pain Now”-Heidi Korsch, Energy Integrator and Reiki Master – 6-7pm. Improve your Life! Experience and learn how this unique energy method can help you! Get out of specific physical pain NOW, improve your happiness and abundance! Get rid of what keeps you from growing. If you are tired of struggling with shoulder, back hip pain, arthritis or chronic pain, or you like to have other improvement in your life, come and

see how you make wonderful changes in a short period of time. Evening classes available too. $15. Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Road, 941-5448388, UnityOfSarasota.org, LifeBalance.Life, FB.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 Free Class on The Ultimate Detox System Liver Cleanse – 12noon-1pm. What you can expect from doing a cleanse and how to get the most out of your detox. Led by Waxela Sananda. RSVP. Serenity Stations, 2020 Rose Street, Sarasota, 512-585-9265, Loveu.PrimeMyBody.com. A Course in Miracles Study Group – 7pm. With Molly Friedenfeld. Discover the peace that resides within you, illuminating the pathway for souls to remember their inner wisdom and brilliance, gather in a sacred circle, spiritual discussion and illuminations from the book, meditation, sharing and understanding the lessons from the workbook A Course in Miracles assists us with detaching from judgment and attachments of this world in order to “be in this world but not of it.” $10 donation. To register, CCOSL.com. Monthly Anchoring Light Channeled Meditation, Venice/Nokomis – 7pm. 3rd Wednesday of the month - Serving the Ascension of our planet with the Ascended Realms as Anchors of Light! Since July 16, 2007! Love Offering. Villa Terra Mar - 218 Pocono Trail East, Nokomis. Ro register, CCOSL.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Yoga Class – 9am. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the Heart-Body-Mind. All Ages and Experiences Welcome. Accepting New Students. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-822-0263. Elysian Fields - Guest Reader, Deborah Chadwick - 10:30am–5:30pm. Using a deck of regular playing cards, Deborah is able to communicate with her guides and angels, quickly receiving very specific information for her clients. Throughout her readings, Deborah brings forth humor and healing to aid her clients in achieving a higher level of understanding and focus. 15mins/$30, 30mins/$60, 45mins/$80. Elysian Fields, Midtown Plaza, 1273 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Intro to the Akashic Records - 7-8:30pm. The Akashic Records are an enduring library of information that contains our past, present, and future. By accessing the records, we can uncover themes that enlighten our lives to bring more understanding, happiness, and joy. Come learn about the Akashic Records and how they may help bring more balance and harmony to your life. All levels are welcome as this is a brief, introductory class, however, a basic understanding of how to use your intuition is helpful. Bring a notebook and pen. Intended as an introductory class with a full day workshop to follow. With Pam Jacob. $15. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.

Prayer Circle with Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon – 7:30-8pm. Join Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon every Thursday for an hour of gratitude, praise and prayer to the Living God, the God of Gods and the King of Kings. Using a myriad names of God, we will offer up prayers of gratitude for the grace and blessings bestowed upon is. Love Offering. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-3719333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 Shamanic Healing with Eric - 11-7. Fridays only by appointment. These powerful healing sessions are often channeled and rely on the high vibrational angels, masters, healers, and teachers that flow through Eric. All sessions are different depending on the treatment that is needed. All will receive results in accordance with your own bodies’ desire and willingness to heal. $60/1 hour, $30/30 mins. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@ gmail.com, CCOSL.com to book an appointment. Tai Chi with Reuben Fernandez – 2pm. The main principle of tai chi is internal relaxation. Tai Chi is known as an internal martial art. The power and energy do not depend on muscle power, strength or speed, rather power comes from internal relaxation and release of Chi. In this class we will focus on developing a tai chi body the basic warm up exercises and the Chen form as well as Chi Gung for its health benefits…. Reuben D. Fernandez. Tai Chi and Chi Gung has been ongoing for the past 15 years. Presently he is instructing in Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton. To register, CCOSL.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 Elysian Fields - Guest Reader, Kari NorenHoshal -10:30am–5:30pm. Join Evolutionary Astrologer, Kari Noren-Hoshal, who has provided in-depth client counseling for over 16 years. Kari’s readings bring forward information on past life talents and tendencies, as well as, the new direction for the Soul’s Mission for the current lifetime. She works with clients on current life issues to create a plan of action together based on planetary transits. Kari grew up in Latin America and Egypt where she explored ancient spiritual traditions from a young age. Kari’s free in-depth monthly astrology column is available by email and on her Facebook page: Kari Noren-Hoshal. 30mins/$50, 60mins/$90. Elysian Fields, Midtown Plaza, 1273 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Elysian Fields - Guest Reader, Margo Park 10:30am–5:30pm. Margo Park is a warm and caring person who uses her psychic gifts to connect with your spirit guides for guidance and clearer vision in your life. She will often receive healing messages from loved ones that have crossed over to the other side. Margo is a Certified Voyager Tarot Consultant, Aromatherapist, Reiki Master and is gifted in working with animals. She loves to find the answers that you seek and share her knowledge of how you can connect with your own intuition and spirit guides. Pre-registration recommended. 30 mins/$60. Elysian Fields, Midtown Plaza, 1273 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Eckankar Invites You to Experience HU, the Sound of Soul – 11am-noon. Chanting HU can help bring peace, calm, and harmony into your life, regardless of your religion, culture, or walk of life. There will be 15-20 minutes of chanting followed by 2-5 minutes of quiet contemplation, then a spiritual discussion and light refreshments. Free. Mid County Regional Library, Meeting Room B, 2050 Forest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte,941-358-0325, Eckankarblog. org/sound-of-soul/Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota.

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Have You Had a Spiritual Experience? – 11 amnoon. Come share and learn more about spiritual experiences such as coincidences, guidance from departed ones or angels, dreams, past lives, and soul travel. These topics come from the Spiritual Experiences Guidebook which will be given as a gift to attendees. Free. Nokomis Community Park Art Room, 234 Nippino Tr., Nokomis. 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota. Elysian Fields - Free Mini Class Series - 3pm. Join us for this week’s mini class: “Getting to Know Deities: Buddha”. Elysian Fields, Midtown Plaza, 1273 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com.

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ECK Light and Sound Service – 10-11am. The Great Teacher–The Law of Karma. The way we treat God’s creatures, other people, ourselves, the way we act and even think, are all subject to the law of Karma, the great teacher. We reap what we sow in order to learn love and understanding. Free. La Quinta Inn, 5931 Commercial Way (W of I-75), Rm A, Sarasota, 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/ EckankarInSarasota. Mudras for Daily Tension/Stress Release - 102pm. Learn & practice Jin Shin Jyutsu self-care finger poses. Discover physical, mental & emotional applications. Identify poses most beneficial for your personal well-being. Pay by August 18 for Early Bird Rate of $72, $80 after August 18. Last day to register is August 24. Suncoast Jin Shin Jyutsu, 820 Central Ave, Sarasota. Contact: Michelle 941-228-2972, Michelle@Suncoastjsj. com, SuncoastJSJ.com. The Universal Worship Service -10:30am. This weekly egalitarian worship service will be officiated by Rev. Zan Services celebrates all of humanity’s religions and spiritual traditions on a single altar. Scriptures, songs, prayers, chants, and offerings from each religious tradition are accompanied with universalist prayers that honor all faiths as lights serving humanity’s unfoldment. Different officiates/ Cherags rotate on leading the services each week. At Rising Tide, 5102 Swift Rd. Sarasota, RisingTideInternational.org, Rev. Zan, 941-922-7839. Shamanic Reiki – 6-9pm. Classes resume after a summer hiatus. Enhance your Reiki practice using shamanic skills taught by Kelly Stewart. Incorporate natural elements, explore alternate realities, and find expanded ways of working with universal life force energy. Receive shamanic protection and rites. Previous Reiki training certificate required. Class series given consecutively. No need to take in order. RSVP Required. $50/session or $199 ppd/ entire 5-class series. $35/session retakes. Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd. B-108, 941-322-7284. StarLightworker.com. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe: Full Moon Releasing Ritual -7-9pm. Work with the energy of the waning moon to release ties and cords that no longer serve you. Release emotional, mental and spiritual attachments and cords with focused intention and ritual. *R.S.V.P. by August 24th, 941-822-8056, Susan@TheGoddessShoppe.net. $45. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe, 6283 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota. Music and Messages – 7pm. Enjoy an evening of music performed by a wonderful, local musician, Mike Markaverich and Spirit Messages offered by Mediums between musical selections. Sarasota Center of Light Sanctuary. 852 S Tuttle Ave. 941953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27 Energy Meditation with Heidi, Energy Integrator and Reiki Master – 6-7pm. Get your body balanced and aligned! Experience energy work

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while meditating. Register early, space is limited. $25. 4221 Palau Dr. Sarasota, 941-544-8388. For more info on Heidi go to FB or LifeBalance.Life. Channeled Anchoring Light Meditation 7:45pm. Serving the Ascension of our planet with the Ascended Realms as Anchors of Light. with Rev. Sharon-Elizabeth James July 16, since 2007. Love Offering. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com to register.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 Healer Beverly McCaw -Create a more harmonious life, experience greater physical well-being, reign in your light! With Rev. Beverly McCaw RN, BSN, CMLC, MCS. Offering high vibrational energy facilitation, master of crystal surgery, spiritual master life coach teacher, Reiki master teacher, transformation facilitator, matrix energetics, access consciousness bars, crystal grids, postural alignment therapy, Bemer Machine sessions; for scientific proven circulation facilitation ReignbowLight. com, 727-282-4787, CCOSL.com for appt. Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Elysian Fields: “Discover Your Innate Soul Qualities” Class with Indira - 7– 9pm. Continuing our journey deeper to the Soul, this next workshop focuses on exploring your unique Soul Qualities. In this workshop, you will begin to discover the qualities that are active and those that lie dormant waiting to be activated. You will be guided in a powerful meditation designed to assist you in reaching the Secret Chamber of your Heart (a multi-dimensional space of pure Light) to connect with your Soul and activate the qualities that you need at this point in your life’s journey. Please bring a sweater, pen, notebook, water bottle and crystal of your choice. Pre-registration required. $25. Elysian Fields, Midtown Plaza, 1273 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 Fate vs Destiny Kundalini Yoga Talk - 6:30-8pm. Jiwan Shakti, with 27 years practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, talks about how your arcline controls your aura and produces your destiny, and practical methods for working on it. FREE. RSVP text/call 407-227-4111. Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd., Suite B-108, SacredPathwaysSarasota.com. A Course in Miracles Study Group – 7pm. With Molly Friedenfeld. Discover the peace that resides within you, illuminating the pathway for souls to remember their inner wisdom and brilliance, gather in a sacred circle, spiritual discussion and illuminations from the book, meditation, sharing and understanding the lessons from the workbook A Course in Miracles assists us with detaching from judgment and attachments of this world in order to “be in this world but not of it.” $10 donation. To register, CCOSL.com.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Yoga Class – 9am. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the Heart-Body-Mind. All Ages and Experiences Welcome. Accepting New Students. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-822-0263. Prayer Circle with Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon – 7:30-8pm. Join Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon every Thursday for an hour of gratitude, praise and prayer to the Living God, the God of Gods and the King of Kings. Using a myriad names of God, we will offer up prayers of gratitude for the grace and blessings bestowed upon is. Love Offering. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-3719333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 Shamanic Healing with Eric - 11-7. Fridays only by appointment. These powerful healing sessions are often channeled and rely on the high vibrational angels, masters, healers, and teachers that flow through Eric. All sessions are different depending on the treatment that is needed. All will receive results in accordance with your own bodies’ desire and willingness to heal. $60/1 hour, $30/30 mins. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@ gmail.com, CCOSL.com to book an appointment. Tai Chi with Reuben Fernandez – 2pm. The main principle of tai chi is internal relaxation. Tai Chi is known as an internal martial art. The power and energy do not depend on muscle power, strength or speed, rather power comes from internal relaxation and release of Chi. In this class we will focus on developing a tai chi body the basic warm up exercises and the Chen form as well as Chi Gung for its health benefits…. Reuben D. Fernandez. Tai Chi and Chi Gung has been ongoing for the past 15 years. Presently he is instructing in Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton. To register, CCOSL.com.

plan ahead TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Meditation – 6-7pm. A simple and powerful guided meditation called Isha Kriya, designed by Sadhguru who is a world renowned yogi. It has the potential to transform the life of anyone who gives it a few minutes each day. Daily practice of Ishakriya which lasts 12-18 minutes will help you to reorganize your energies and provide enhanced clarity, improved health, heightened focus and energy, greater prosperity, state of peacefulness and joy. $5. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe: Tarot Evening – 7-9pm. Have you ever wanted to learn the Tarot but found it too complicated and confusing? Learning the Tarot can be fun and rewarding! We are offering classes to learn the meanings of the Tarot cards, two cards at a time. We will study two Major Arcana cards of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck per class, meditate on the meaning, practice reading the cards through fun games and each participant will receive a short reading. *R.S.V.P. to reserve your spot! $25/ class. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe, 6283 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, 941-822-8056. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe: New Moon Manifestation Using Your Birth Chart – 7-9pm. Astrology is a powerful tool for self-development and gaining self-knowledge. Working alongside the Law of Attraction, you can use the birth chart to create a space to focus your intention by choosing a house or planet to represent your intent. Together we will craft a manifestation spell using a tailor made, take home tool kit of your birth chart, a candle, crystal, and sachet of herbs. *R.S.V.P. by September 6th, Susan@TheGoddessShoppe.net along with birth data (DATE, EXACT TIME, LOCATION) so we can have your birth chart ready for you. $45. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe, 6283 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, 941-822-8056.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 Energy Evolution: Cultivating Sexual Energy – 9am-1pm. Freeing stuck energy in the reproductive organs to rejuvenate your full being, and amping the awesome on your relationship and love life. This 4 hour, 2-day class comes with a complete book and pendulum. Tuning into body, mind, and soul energy, practicing specific ancient energy cultivation techniques and allowing that energy to fuel curiosity about yourself and your partner is an incredibly fun and powerful practice! Circulating qi around the whole body is the foundation of all sexual practices and is also essential to overall health as a healing process that can transform stress into vitality and anti-aging. Explore this 2-day Sexual Energy Cultivation class. Both couples and individuals are welcome.With Dr. Cynthia Clark, Acupuncturist & Applied Clinical Nutritionist. $299. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874. Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. A Radical Dzogchen Introduction to View, Meditation and Conduct – 1-6pm Sat 8, and Sun Sept 9, 1-6pm. This stripped-down Dzogchen, strictly according to the lineal transmission, bypasses Tibetan culture. We’ll devour Rigzin Garab Dorje’s Three Precepts in that light. A profound inclination towards Dzogchen is the only requirement for participants. $200/2 day seminar, $150/early bird registration before Aug 15. To register: KeithDowman.net/list-of-events.html. Wild Ginger Apothecary, 6557 Superior Ave, Sarasota, 941-312-5630. Contact: Kathy Sun, 917-565-5251, KathylSun@ Post.Harvard.edu

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Autumnal Equinox 1-Day Retreat - 9am-5:30pm. Enjoy an escape from the everyday world and immerse yourself in meditation, reflections, and fellowship with other peaceful souls. Activities include Kundalini Yoga, Energy Healing, journaling, art, and music. Healthy snacks provided. Space is limited. $62, bring a light lunch. Space is limitedRSVP required, text/call 941-322-7284.Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd. B-108, SacredPathwaysSarasota.com.

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sunday Holistic Healing, Spiritual / Intuitive Development and Meditation Classes - Each week a different class is offered. More information about the classes, CarlaMary.net/Schedule. RSVP, space is limited. Carla Mary, Connecting the tools for the mind/body/spirit, 941-320-2687. Morning Meditation at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center - 8:30-9:30am. Stephen Gillum will lead you through meditation practices including silent, guided, and walking meditation. Suggested Donation $12. Garden of the Heart Yoga Center, 2888 Ringling Blvd., GardenofTheHeartYoga.com. One from the Heart Healing Sessions – 9:3010:15am. Center of Spiritual Awareness healing practitioners offer 15-min sessions to bring a state of wholeness to body, mind, and spirit. Free. Fruitville Rd (Knights of Columbus Bldg), 941-926-7828. Sunday Services Cosmic Center – 10am. Hands-on Spiritual Healing. 10:30am Open Arms Metaphysical Spiritualist Service: Inspirational lectures and messages from your loved ones and friends on “The Other Side”. Reverends Thomas & Mary Linn Clarke. The Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Mdw, Bldg G-2, Sarasota. 941-371-9333. ccosl.com. Hatha Yoga with Jamie Coffey – 10-11:30am. A creative blend of yoga styles based on the teacher’s background. The class helps to build strength and increase flexibility. $14 or 5 for $50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. 941-9525280, RosemaryCourt.com. Nia - 10am. With Becky. Say yes to living well with Nia: a blend of the dance, martial, and healing arts.  Also Wednesdays and Fridays at 9am.  First class is only $5! Wild Ginger Apothecary in Gulf Gate, 6553 Superior Avenue. 941-312-5630, WildGingerApothecary.com. Unity of Sarasota-10:30am. Inspiring, fun Celebration Service. All welcome. Music: Rob Satori/ Guests. 3023 Proctor Rd-941-955-3301 UnityOfSarasota.orgCelebration Service. Kai is Soulful and Fun Dance Movement – 10:3011:30am. Led by Kelly Atkins. All ages welcome. $15 drop in. Soul Studios, 3303 Bahia Vista Ave., Sarasota, KaiMoves.com. Social Emotional Learning & Mindfulness for Elementary Kids – 10:30am. During Sunday School at Unity Church. Donation. 3023 Proctor Rd., MindTimeKids.com. Sarasota Center of Light Sunday Morning Celebration Service - 10:30am. We celebrate life in a morning church service that features Vibrational Healing followed by singing, music, a guided meditation, a greeting of the community and an inspirational talk by our Pastor, Rev. Jim Toole.  Feel the energy of the Sanctuary and this Community. 852 S Tuttle Ave. 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterOfLight.com. Sunday Service at CMF – 10:30am. Please join us each Sunday morning for spiritual healing, an inspirational talk, special music and messages from spirit.  Leave refreshed and inspired. Refreshments and fellowship period follows the service.  Center for Metaphysical Fellowship, 2044 Bispham Rd. Sarasota. 941-266-8435, CMFSarasota.org.

The Universal Worship Service -10:30am. This weekly egalitarian worship service celebrates all of humanity’s religions and spiritual traditions on a single altar. Scriptures, songs, prayers, chants, and offerings from each religious tradition are accompanied with universalist prayers that honor all faiths as lights serving humanity’s unfoldment. Different officiates/Cherags rotate on leading the services each week. At Rising Tide, 5102 Swift Rd. Sarasota, Rev. Zan, 941-922-7839, RisingTideInternational.org. Open Heart Divine Healing Service – 12:15pm. First Sunday monthly. Through the gathering of the faithful, experience and co-create the Anchoring of Powerful Divine Healing Energies within the Sacred Circle. Expect miracles! Rev Dr. SharonElizabeth James. A Spiritual Discussion follows the service at 1:15. The Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Mdw, Bldg G-2, Sarasota. 941-371-9333. ccosl.com. Cosmic In-Service Gathering of Lightworkers – 12:15pm. 2nd through 4th Sunday monthly. A call to Planetary World Servers to Anchor Light and work with our Family of Light to bridge Heaven and Earth. Rev. Eric Watrous (2nd Sunday of the month), Rev Molly Friedenfeld (3rd Sunday of the month), Rev. Lea Chapin (4th Sunday of the month). Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Mdws, Bldg G-2, Sarasota. 941-371-9333, ccosl.com. Sarasota Center of Light Sunday Evening Celebration Service – 7pm. Our evening service is special for the Spirit communication offered by our Pastor, Rev. Jim Toole, one of our mediums, or a guest medium.  Experience the inspiration and joy as we come together for an inspirational talk, singing, music, prayer and celebrating life. 852 S Tuttle Ave. 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterOfLight.com.

monday Intermediate/Advanced Level Yoga Class – 9am. Led by Gillian Whatmore at Garden of the Heart. Vinyasa and poses that will progress your yoga practice, including inversions like handstand and forearm balance. $18. Garden of the Heart Yoga, 2888 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, GardenofTheHeartYoga.com. Yoga Classes at Rosemary Court Yoga – 9:3011am and 11:15am-12:45pm. Hatha Yoga with Stephanie Cole features a blend of yoga styles based on the teacher’s background and helps to build strength and increase flexibility. 11:15am Ashtanga Yoga with Liana Sheintal Bryant is a physically demanding practice synchronizing breath with movement through a set series of progressive postures to build strength, flexibility and stamina. $14, 5/$50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. 941-952-5280, RosemaryCourt.com. Feldenkrais with Bonnie K – 5:45pm. Ongoing Awareness Through Movement lessons. Improve posture, body/mind connection, self-reliance. $15. Ionie’s, 1241 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. 941-360-2248. FeldenkraisInSarasota.com. Shamanic Reiki – 6-9pm. Enhance your Reiki practice using shamanic skills taught by Kelly Stewart. Incorporate natural elements, explore alternate realities, and find expanded ways of working with universal life force energy. Receive shamanic protection and rites. Previous Reiki training certificate required. $50/session, $199 prepaid for entire 5-class series. $35/session retakes. Class series given consecutively. No need to take in order. RSVP Required. Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd. B-108, 941-322-7284, StarLightworker.com.

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Traditional “Home Circle” Evidential Mediumship – 7-8:30pm. Today, we know that everyone has the potential to develop their relationship with the spirit and refined their spirit within., and many a developing (as well as well developed) medium still sits in circle. Sitting in circle increases our spiritual abilities and offers the developing and welldeveloped medium alike the opportunity to continue increasing their spiritual potential. Facilitated by Victoria Ackerman. $15.The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Joyful Findings: Intuition and More – 7pm. Explore ways of finding and living your joy, through tapping into your intuition and healing abilities. Live your truth! $20. Wild Ginger Apothecary: Studio + Lounge, 6557 Superior Ave in Gulf Gate, WildGingerApothecary.com. Intermediate Mediumship Classes – 7:30-9pm, Mondays, Aug 6 –Sept 24. With Jim Toole. This 8 class series will help you create a deeper and clearer connection within and to Spirit. We will work with and practice techniques to further develop your abilities to communicate with Spirit and experience the information and inspiration they are sharing. Please contact Rev Jim to attend. $15/class. 852 S Tuttle Ave. 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com. Monday Evening Channeled Anchoring Light Meditation – 7:45pm.  With Dr. Rev SharonElizabeth James, serving the Ascension of our planet with the Ascended Realms as Anchors of Light every Monday since July 16, 2007! Love Offering. The Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Mdw, Bldg G-2, Sarasota. 941371-9333, ccosl.com.

tuesday Alchemy TaiChi and Qigong - 8:30am. Exercise the mind, body, and spirit in this energy-based movement practice. By donation. Outside @ Arlington Park, 941 525 3752, aware122@gmail.com, 360DegreeWellness.com. Kai is Soulful and Fun Dance Movement – 9:3010:30am. Led by Kelly Atkins. All ages welcome. $15 drop in. Soul Studios, 3303 Bahia Vista Ave., Sarasota, KaiMoves.com. Yoga Classes at Rosemary Court Yoga - 1011:30am, 12-1:15pm, and 6:30-8pm. 10am Hatha Yoga with Stephanie Cole is a blend of yoga styles based on the teacher’s background and helps to build strength and flexibility. 12pm Yin Yoga with Stephanie Cole is a passive yoga practice that stretches connective tissue in the body and provides time to remain in the poses for longer periods which increases flexibility. 6:30pm Vinyasa Yoga with Stacey Steig is a vigorous style of yoga, which links breath and movement through a heat-building sequence. $14 or 5/$50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. 941-952-5280, RosemaryCourt.com. Pilates on the Roller with Weights – 10:3011:30am. With Kelly Atkins. $15 beg/interm - no experience needed. Soul Studios, 3303 Bahia Vista Ave., Sarasota, KaiMoves.com. Drop-In Psychic Intuitive, Tarot, and Astrology – 10am-6pm, Tues through Friday, Sat 12-4pm. Psychic, Tarot/ Astrology. Also, by appointment and special scheduled events! $20/15 minutes. Wild Ginger Apothecary in Gulf Gate, 6553 Superior Avenue. 941-312-5630, WildGingerApothecary.com.

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Enhancing Your Intuitive Skills – 7-8:30pm, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, Sept 4. With Marie Rowe. Learn to become more conscious of subtle energies, build a harmonious connection with your guides, harness your own scattered forces, differentiate between ego and intuition and trust your own intuitive ability. $15/class. Sarasota Center of Light, 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com. Psychic Practice Circle – 7-9pm. Come together with likeminded individuals to practice your intuitive abilities in a supportive and caring atmosphere. This is not a class, but rather an opportunity to advance and share your sacred gifts in friendly environment. Each session will be preceded by a brief meditation and blessing. Open to all regardless of experience. Join us for one, any, or all weeks! Facilitated by Dawn Freeman. $5. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874 Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. The Law of Attraction – 7-8:30pm. Have you heard of the Law of Attraction? Did you know that you can manifest everything you desire simply by setting the intention to do so? Each week there will be a short, instructor-led discussion. Then, we will do interactive exercises that will help you learn to use the Law of Attraction to bring peace, prosperity and happiness to your life. You can manifest everything your heart desires with the right tools and understanding. Bring a notebook and pen. With Pam Jacob. $10. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Intermediate Level Yoga Class – 7:30pm. Led by Cindy Turner at Garden of the Heart Yoga. Work toward a challenging “peak” pose each month, all classes include inversion preps. $18. Garden of the Heart Yoga, 2888 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, GardenofTheHeartYoga.com.

wednesday Authentic Movement Dance Freestyle Movement – 9:30-10:30am. facilitated by Kelly Atkins. Move how you like, great music. $15. Soul Studios 3303 Bahia Vista Ave., Sarasota, KaiMoves.com. Feldenkrais with Bonnie K – 10:45am. Awareness Through Movement classes improve posture, balance, and body awareness. Lessons (in chairs/on floor) are designed to quiet non-working habitual patterns, invite you into a process for learning and offer experiences for more efficient movement. $15. Ionie’s, 1241 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. 941-360-2248. FeldenkraisInSarasota.com. Connect with Your Inner Stillness Mudra Meditation -11:30am-12:30pm. Flow through the sequence of 8 mudras (finger poses) to ease tension & stress; quiet your mind; connect with your inner joy & serenity; and, more! In 1912, Jiro Murai used these mudras to prove that they release circulation blockages & he was cured of a terminal illness. This was the beginning of Jin Shin Jyutsu® as we know it today! Register by 10am, the day of the meditation. Special summertime rate: $10. Cash or check. Suncoast Jin Shin Jyutsu, 820 Central Ave, Sarasota. Contact: Michelle 941-228-2972, Michelle@Suncoastjsj.com, Suncoastjsj.com. Vinyasa Yoga with Stephanie Cole – 11:30am1pm. A vigorous style of yoga, which links breath and movement through a heat-building sequence. $14 or 5 for $50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. 941-952-5280, RosemaryCourt.com.

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Opt for Light LLC – 12pm-3pm. Now offering In-light LED light therapy sessions at Wild Ginger Apothecary. 6557 Superior Ave., 928-301-0717, SerentiyStations.com Exploring Your Psychic Potential – 2:30-4pm. Whether you can draw or not, learn how to tap into intuitive messages and connection. “Ah-ha! I see it now!” Everyone has experienced that joyful moment when the light flashes on — the Ah-ha! of intuitive connection and creativity from another dimension or your higher consciousness. This class will give you the tools you need to open up new frontiers, find your own resolution to everyday problems and aid you in decision-making. Through the power of drawing you may learn to see things in new ways. With Barbara Harrison. $5. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Drawing from the Power Within – 4-5pm. Discovering different psychic and intuitive practices is made fun in this dynamic, exploratory class! From lucid dreaming to psychometry, seeing auras to telepathy, we will be diving into a different topic every week to explore what they are and how to apply them using our own psychic gifts.  This is a great opportunity to learn new techniques, as well as to share your own experiences and methods with your peers. Maybe you are experienced in psychic practices but want to branch into more topics.  Perhaps you want to share your own experiences with other people.  You might even be just beginning to unravel your own psychic potential.  This is the perfect class to explore and see where your spiritual path is leading you! With Barbara Harrison. $10. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Free Healing Clinic – 4-6:30pm. Our Masters tap into the Divine Source of energy to balance and heal your being. Relax and enjoy this renewing and enlightening experience. Love Donation Appreciated. Angel Ministries, 2269 S Tamiami Trl, Venice. Rev Patricia Charnley, 941-492-4995, revpat@ angelministriesfl.org, angelministriesfl.org. Automatic Writing – 6-7pm. Automatic writing is a method of communicating with those that have passed on. No experience necessary, just the intention to learn. We teach easy techniques to give you a firsthand experience in being a pen-pal with those who are now in spirit. Facilitated by Barbara Harrison. $5. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Guided Imagery Meditation – 7pm. Each week a different meditation designed for healing, spiritual and intuitive development. More information about this week’s GIM, CarlaMary.net/Schedule. RSVP, space is limited. Carla Mary, Connecting the tools for the mind/body/spirit, 941-320-2687. Intuitive Development – 7-8:30pm. An ongoing introductory class with eight weeks of rotation topics to cover Ways of Knowing, The Energetic Body, The Akashic Field, Meditation, Guides and Guidance, Universal Laws and The Importance of Breath. After the instruction on the lead topic we will do a short meditation and practice exercises. Specifically, for beginners and intermediate students. Come to any or all. With Pam Jacob. $10. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Tarot Practice Circle – 7-8:30pm. The Tarot is a wonderful tool that can cultivate your intuition. We will find together unique ways to play with some of the meanings to strengthen one’s knowledge of


most of the symbols and other pictograms within each deck of cards. This workshop will offer a bit of education, advice and practice to further your knowledge of the Tarot. Come with your favorite deck of Tarot cards! Facilitated by Barbara Harrison. $5. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Unity of Sarsasota-7pm. Inspiration, music, spiritual deepening. All are welcome! 3023 Proctor Rd., 941-955-3301, UnityOfSarasota.org. Wednesday Candlelight Healing Service - 7pm. Wednesday evening is dedicated to healing. Receive a Vibrational Healing and join us in a guided meditation. We share our energy and intentions together in our candlelit sanctuary in a peaceful and loving hour together. 852 S Tuttle Ave. 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com. Prayer/Meditation - 7-8pm. Respite of Positive Prayer/Music/Silence. Love offering. Unity of Sarasota.org, 3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota, 941955-3301.

thursday Alchemy TaiChi and Qigong - 8:30am. Exercise the mind, body, and spirit in this energy-based movement practice. By donation. Outside @ Arlington Park, 941 525 3752, aware122@gmail.com, 360DegreeWellness.com. Yoga Classes with Liana Sheintal Bryant - 1010:45am and 11:15am-12:30pm. 10am Mom + Baby Yoga class is designed for babies 6 weeks to 3 years (but all are welcome!) and offers benefits for both moms and their babies. 11:15am Ashtanga Yoga with Liana Sheintal Bryant is a physically demand-

A Quiet Heart At the center of the most turbulent heart there is a place of peace, a place beyond time that cannot be touched by change or loss. No tumult can disturb the quietness, no shadow can dim the light. Here in this stillness is rest and healing. Nothing we suffer, nothing that we fear, can damage its perfection. ~Pam Brown

ing practice synchronizing breath with movement through a set series of progressive postures to build strength, flexibility and stamina. $14 or 5/$50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. 941-952-5280, RosemaryCourt.com. Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Classes Resume August 9- 6-7:30pm. Fall class series will focus on the concept of the “ten bodies,” a different one each week--soul body to radiant body. Each set works on a different aspect of your Self. All the sets are adjustable according to your ability, beginners welcome. Taught by Jiwan Shakti, 27 years practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. RSVP text/call 407-227-4111, or just drop in. $11/per class. Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd., Suite B-108, SacredPathwaysSarasota.com. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe: Tarot Evening – 7-9pm, Aug 2, and 23rd. Have you ever wanted to learn the Tarot but found it too complicated and confusing? Learning the Tarot can be fun and rewarding! We are offering classes to learn the meanings of the Tarot cards, two cards at a time. We will study two Major Arcana cards of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck per class, meditate on the meaning, practice reading the cards through fun games and each participant will receive a short reading. *R.S.V.P. to reserve your spot! $25/ class.  Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe, 6283 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, 941-822-8056. 

friday Hatha Yoga with Stephanie Cole – 9:30-11am and 11:30am-1pm. A creative blend of yoga styles based on the teacher’s background. The class helps to build strength and flexibility. $14 or 5 for $50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. 941-952-5280, RosemaryCourt.com. Kai is Soulful and Fun Dance Movement – 9:3010:30am. Led by Kelly Atkins. All ages. $15. Drop in. Soul Studios, 3303 Bahia Vista Ave., Sarasota, KaiMoves.com. CBD Coffee Hour – 10am-12noon. Wondering what the CBD buzz is all about? Want to try the benefits of CBD?  Do you have questions about how CBD can support you? Free. Wild Ginger Apothecary: Studio + Lounge, 6557 Superior Avenue, WildGingerApothecary.com/cbd for more info. Opt for Light LLC – 10am-1pm. Now offering In-light LED light therapy sessions at Wild Ginger Apothecary. 6557 Superior Ave., 928-301-0717, SerentiyStations.com. Feldenkrais Class – 11:30am-1pm. Deepen your awareness of how you move to improve balance, flexibility and posture. Pay as you wish. Longevity Wellness Clinic. SRQ, 941-923-9355. Sarasota Mindfulness Institute Weekly Drop-in Sit. – Noon. Enjoy meditating with others & topic discussion. Universalist Unitarian, 3975 Fruitville, Sarasota. Developing Consciousness with Rev Jim Toole 6pm. Enjoy a time of connection, checking in with each other, discussing spiritual topics and joining in a channeled meditation. All are welcome Love offering. Sarasota Center of Light Ed Center 852 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, 941-330-5031, RevJimSCOL@gmail.com.

saturday Holistic Healing, Spiritual / Intuitive Development and Meditation Classes - Each week a different class is offered. More information about the classes, CarlaMary.net/Schedule. RSVP, space is limited. Carla Mary, Connecting the tools for the mind/body/spirit, 941-320-2687. Sarasota Farmers Market – 7am-1pm. Rain or shine. Established in 1979, the market continues its tradition of serving the community with local produce, plants, prepared foods and artisans. They currently have a full market that includes 70 vendors and 5,000 sq ft of produce and plants. 1592 Main St from Lemon Ave to Selby Five Points Park, Downtown Sarasota. Central Sarasota Year-Round Farmers Market – 8am-1pm, rain or shine. Every agriculture vendor at the market (fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants, etc.) is a grower or farmer, not just a reseller. The Florida House, 4454 S Beneva Rd, Sarasota. CentralSarasotaFamersMarket.com. Mixed level Yoga Class – 9am. Led by Amanda Hansell at Garden of the Heart Yoga. Learn a variety of poses everyone can do, including inversion preps and advanced variations on poses. $18. Garden of the Heart Yoga, 2888 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, GardenofTheHeartYoga.com. Self-Love Meditation – 9am. Every Saturday morning with Steve Comer. Learn to be in the space of self-love while learning to listen to yourself. Your first class is only $5! Wild Ginger Apothecary: Studio + Lounge, 6557 Superior Avenue, WildGingerApothecary.com. Vinyasa Yoga with Rebecca Harp - 9-10:15am. A vigorous style of yoga, which links breath and movement through a heat-building sequence. $14/ class, 5/$50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota, 941-952-5280, RosemaryCourt.com. Bradenton Farmers’ Market – 9am-2pm. Over thirty-five vendors offering locally-grown fruits, vegetables, plants, organic products, fresh seafood, prepared foods, as well as the s of local artists, craftspeople and musicians. 1005 1st Ave W, Bradenton. 941-932-9440. RealizeBradenton.com/our_vendors. Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market – 9am2pm. Features a special activity including guest chefs, raffles, arts & crafts vendors, children’s activities. Old Main St, Downtown parking/free on weekends. Dogs on leashes welcome. 941-744-7484. Health & Wellness Workshops – 10am-12noon, beg Aug 4th. 1. From the cocoon emerges the butterfly; consciously create a positive shift in your life experience.  2. The Journey that follows; confronting our impermanence on this earth so we may fully savor life and all it has to offer. 3. Accepting our reality; surrendering to what is ~ physically, mentally, emotionally. 4. Tools of consciousness; conquer your life ~ shift your mindset and create a new vision for your life. $39/each. Info & registration under the Services Tab-Conscious Aging Workshop. TheWhalinChallenge.com. Hudson Holistic 3540 S. Osprey Ave. Sarasota. Contact Denise Whalin, 941-266-7192, Denise@TheWhalinChallenge.com. Psychic Fair – 10am-3pm. 2nd & 4th Sat. Are you searching, questioning and seeking answers? Choose from some of the best Intuitive Artists in the area. See what your future holds. Complimentary refreshments. Private Readings $1/Min. Angel Ministries, 2269 Tamiami Trail, Venice. Rev Donna L. Galloway, 561-346-6296, AngelMinistriesfl.org.

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Unique muscle-tightening acupuncture facelift and necklift done with 12 hair-thin needles, none of which are on the face. Results documented photographically. Only one maintenance treatment needed every 18 months. Free consultation includes facial analysis. Monthly seminars, call for schedule.

CARYN L. YOUNG, DOM, AP, OTR

Board Certified Acupuncture Physician The Integrated Path, P.A. 3148 Southgate Ci, Sarasota 941-924-8833 • IntegratedPath.com

The Integrated Path to Health and Wellness for the whole family utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine,Acupuncture, Energetic Medicine, Bloodwork Analysis,Clinical Nutrition Assessments and ZYTO Elite to restore balance. Over 30 years of clinical experience!

DONNA THORSEN, AP, DOM, BA.

Constitution Square 2100 Constitution Blvd. Suite 114, Sarasota, Across from Phillipi Estate Park ( just 1/2 mile north of Stickney Point Rd. ) 941-350-8554  DonnaThorsen@comcast.net.

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Massage, B-12 Shots (Energy and Metabolism), Ionic detox foot-bath, Homeopathic Pain Management, Nutritional Consultation.Discount Packages and Gift Certificates Available!! Practicing in Sarasota over 23 years! Contact Donna Thorsen, AP, DOM @ Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine. See me on Facebook! Accepting Insurance.

360 DEGREE WELLNESS

Sean M Leonard, AP, MAcOM Acupuncture Herbal Medicine Qigong Personal Training 7053 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite A, Sarasota 941-525-3752 aware122@gmail.com

Advanced Acupuncture treatments for acute and chronic conditions. Layered protocols work to address both the root cause and symptoms, bringing you back into balance.

APOTHECARY

WILD GINGER APOTHECARY

6557 Superior Avenue (Gulf Gate Shopping Village), Sarasota 941-312-5630 • WildGingerApothecary.com

Strictly shopnontoxic, natural, organic health + beauty . Now offering hemp CBD, sage, gifts, learn cards, metaphysical tools, essential oils, jewelry, and more! move Visit Studio + Lounge for class6557 SUPERIOR AVENUE • SARASOTA, FL • 34231Open Tu-Fri 10-5 es + events. {IN GULF GATE SHOPPING VILLAGE} and Sat. 10-3.

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BOOKSTORE/GIFT SHOPS ELYSIAN FIELDS

1273 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941-361-3006 • ElysianFieldsOnline.com

Celebrating 25 wonderful years, this award-winning store for conscious livings offers a unique assortment of quality, hand-selected gifts: jewelry, crystals, books, greeting cards, clothing, candles, aromatherapy, incense, and more… Private intuitive readings offered daily by the most reputable readers in town. Engaging classes and events monthly. Open: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm.

COLON HYDROTHERAPY COLON THERAPY CLINIC

Alain Menard • Allaesia Menard 7733 Holiday Drive • Sarasota, Fl 34231 941-922-7744• ColonTherapyClinic.com

Cleansing for digestive disorders. Licensed 42 years. Developed gentle technique. Foot bath and ear candling.

FAMILY HEALING CENTER, PA

Dr. Christina Captain, DAOM Nationally Board Certified Dipl.Ac Complimentary Meet & Greet The Medical Complex 2650 Bahia Vista Street, Suite 101, Sarasota, 941-951-1119 •FamilyHealingCenter.com

Family Healing Center, an integrative wellness practice. Addressing all health issues we will find the key to unlock your highest level of health and wellness. Complimentary Meet & Greet

SRQDC

Dr. William J Maecker 7725 Holiday Dr, Sarasota 941-518-2247 SRQDC.com

Improving health in Sarasota, one person at a time.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY AND LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

TERRY SCHIBLER, LMT MA11621

Fusion Therapy 7069 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941-921-7900 • FusionTherapySarasota.com

Terry Schibler has 30 years experience in advanced bodywork. He has a singular ability to trace, recognize and treat complex pain patterns through numerous modalities such as CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral and Fascial manipulation. Terry’s hands-on work is effective for a wide range of problems associated with pain and dysfunction such as Migraines, Chronic neck/back pain, Concussions, TMJ, Post-surgical dysfunction...and more.

CRYSTALS THE CRYSTAL CAVE

1899B Fruitville Rd., Sarasota 941-346-6203 CrystalCave.me

Sellers of stones, crystals, mineral specimens, fossils, jewelry, books, gifts, etc. Susan has over 25 years experience working with crystals and stones

ELYSIAN FIELDS

1273 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941-361-3006 • ElysianFieldsOnline.com

Celebrating 25 wonderful years, this award-winning store for conscious livings offers a unique assortment of quality, hand-selected gifts: jewelry, crystals, books, greeting cards, clothing, candles, aromatherapy, incense, and more… Private intuitive readings offered daily by the most reputable readers in town. Engaging classes and events monthly. Open: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm.

DENTISTRY FLORIDA INTEGRATIVE DENTISTRY

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WHITE SANDS DENTISTRY

Martina Mallery 520 48th Street Court E. Bradenton 941-748-9393
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BETH A. SNYDER HYPNOSIS & MINDFUL COACHING

Dr. Mallery combines conservative dental treatment with holistic principles while emphasizing prevention and healthy nutrition. We practice mercury free, fluoride free and use SMART Technology.

ENERGY HEALING HEALING ROOMBLUE LIGHT ENERGY HEALING

HEALING ROOM, ENERGY HEALING, BIOFEEDBACK STRESS MANAGEMENT, PEMF Treatments to balance over a thousand conditions! Infrared Inversion, Sound Immersion with the Singing Bowls 
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Energy Healing helps the body with a long list of conditions, aches, pains and imbalances. Biofeedback Scanning locates the imbalances and it also corrects them. PEMF (Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy) reenergizes damaged cells, it is a powerful tool to MANAGE PAIN! 941-586-9539, Facebook.com/CreateBalanceandHealing

HYPNOTHERAPY

Beth A. Snyder, CCHT 941-228-8020 bethsnyderhypnosis@gmail.com

Looking for a new and empowering way to create the positive change in your life you desire? Have you suffered enough, struggling with habits, sadness, anxious feelings or stress? Discover within you a new and happier way to be in the day to day. Hypnosis is a safe, simple and successful way to empower yourself. You are unique and deserve a compassionate customized approach to achieving your goals. I invite you to learn more, enjoy free resources, and schedule a complimentary compassionate consultation at bethsnyderhypnosis.com or call 941.228.8020. Feel better now!

INTEGRATED WELLNESS 1281 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 4125-2 S. Tamiami Trail S., Venice 941-549-8455 SarasotaActivityCenter@Elitehealth.com EliteHealth.com Come experience the Elite difference Primary Care & Community Wellness Center Advanced Diagnostics all under one roof

Dr. Nema Runyan is a board certified Internist, with 35 years of experience. Micronutrient Testing, Allergy immunotherapy, IV Vitamin Therapy, Wellness Center offering workshops at low to no cost, VIP Wellness Programs. Accepting new patients and most insurance.

HEART AND SOLE ORGANICS

Cindy Heard, LMT, LE, MA65765 Certified IIR Reflexologist 1435 S. Osprey Ave., Suite 200, Sarasota 941-228-9724 HeartandSoleOrganics.com

JIN SHIN JYUTSU® SUNCOAST JIN SHIN JYUTSU

Michelle Giambra, Certified Practitioner at Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave 941-228-2972 SuncoastJSJ.com

Michelle shares this ancient, hands-on art of balancing life energy in the body with individuals addressing acute, chronic and serious health projects along with those interested in maintaining wellness. MA42460

FELDENKRAIS METHOD® FELDENKRAIS METHOD®

Children (ABM) and Adults Classes, Individual Lessons, Workshops Bonnie Kissam, MA, LMT, CE Provider 941-360-2248 FeldenkraisInSarasota.com

The Feldenkrais® Approach improves posture and creates more efficient ways of moving through ‘Movement with Attention’. Clients optimize their musical, athletic or everyday movements, and improve abilities after injury, illness and trauma. Available in Sarasota, St. Pete & Orlando. Call Bonnie at email Bonnie@FeldenkraisInSarasota.com or 941-3602248.

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MAD SCIENCE MASSAGE

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CBD Oil Massage, Vitamin Infused Massage, and other unique treatments. Our muscle mechanics take some insurances for medical massage including Sarasota and Manatee County

ELITEHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER

FACIALS/REFLEXOLOGY

Offering therapeutic treatments in Reflexology, Organic Facials and Massage bodywork. New clients receive $10 off any one 60 minute service. Open Mon-Fri 11am-6pm. By appointment only.

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JUICE BAR

CROP JUICE BAR & CAFE

2320 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota and 4057 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota (inside LA Fitness) • (941) 923-8640 cropjuicesrq.com

At CROP, we hand craft our juices daily by using the highest ORGANIC JUICE BAR & CAFE quality organic vegetables, mix the appropriate amounts of organic fruits for a burst of flavor, and package our juice in glass to ensure the freshest, highest quality juice available anywhere. We invite you to try a CROP juice today and compare the ingredients on our label to any other juice on the market.  You will then understand why we believe no other juice even comes close.

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MASSAGE/WELLNESS SUPPLIES GABRIEL CENTER FOR WELLNESS 2886B Ringling Ave. at Tuttle Ave. Gold Tree Plaza, Sarasota 941-954-0300 Info@JimGabriel.net

Find holistic wellness and massage therapy supplies & equipment all within the confines of Sarasota’s most conveniently located wellness center. MM 20620 MA 42326. Holistic health products for everyone. Comprehensive professional product lines for LMTs.Innovative wellness modalities: BioMat, B.E.M.E.R. H.O.C.A.T.T. Ozone Steam Chamber. Esteemed, experienced Healing Arts Practitioners. Ongoing health and natural healing classes

MATCHMAKING SUNCOAST SINGLES

Christy Tromp • Matchmaking Speed Dating Events Parties
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I have been helping people find meaningful relationships for over 20 years. Give us a call for a free consultation. LIFE IS BETTER WHEN SHARED!



NATURAL FOOD CAFE EVERGREEN

801 S Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 941-412-4334 • CafeEvergreen.net

Cafe Evergreen is a natural, organic restaurant. Our menu consists of many organic recipes designed to not only taste delicious, but also enhance your health. Open 7 days a week 11am-9pm.


NATURAL PET FOOD HOLISTIC FOR PETS

Valerie Clows 713 Honore Ave, Sarasota, 941-378-4367 5770 Ranch Lake Blvd, East Bradenton, 753-7297 • HolisticForPets.com

Specializing in Hypo-allergenic Foods, Frozen Natural Raw Foods, Herbal & Homeopathic Remedies, Detergent & Soap Free Shampoo, Natural Flee Preventatives Skin Care Products, Healthy treats, Toys and gifts.

SPA AND WELLNESS CARLA MARY

Connecting the tools for the Mind/Body/ Spirit 5531 Marquesas Circle, Sarasota 941-320-2687 CarlaMary.net (ma35225 mm37961) Massage - Holistic Healing - Classes - Intuitive Counceling. Reiki Master/ Teacher, meditation, spiritual and intuitive development and healing classes. New client specials. Over 20 years’ experience.

NEUROFEEDBACK THE BRAINWAVE CENTER 


1440 Main St., Sarasota
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We offer Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback Training. Non-drug, Non-invasive relief for anxiety, depression, ADHD, Trauma, and more. Free consultation. Retrain Your Brain & Enjoy Life!


NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS SPECIAL NUTRITION DISCOUNT PRICES

1882 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota 941-929-0884 • SpecialNutrition.net

Offering the largest selection of all major supplement brands and natural products in the Sarasota area at discount prices. Special orders are our pleasure.

SUPER VALUE NUTRITION

2163 Siesta Drive Sarasota, 941-366-1997 5842 Bee Ridge Rd. Sarasota, 941-342-1908 SuperValueNutition.com SuperValueNutrition@gmail.com

Best prices and largest selection on all top brand vitamins, minerals, probiotics, digestive support, omegas, herbs, Chinese herbs, essential oils, CBD and more. If you don’t see it on our shelf we can special order it for you! 


PET SUPPLIES HOLISTIC FOR PETS

Valerie Clows 5411 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, 941-378-4367 5770 Ranch Lake Blvd. East Bradenton, 753-7297 HolisticForPets.com

Specializing in Hypo-allergenic Foods, Frozen Natural Raw Foods, Herbal & Homeopathic Remedies, Detergent & Soap Free Shampoo, Natural Flee Preventatives Skin Care Products, Healthy treats, Toys and gifts.

FOUR PILLARS

San Marco Plaza 8209 Natures Way, Suite 221 Lakewood Ranch, Fl 941-373-3955 8• FourPillarsFlorida.com

Four Pillars is a positive and healthy place to learn, relax, energize, and reinvent. Our services include massage, facials, acupuncture, reiki, hypnosis, wellness and life coaching, educational and social workshops. Our retail shop offers books, crystals, t-shirts, jewelry, skin care, and essential oils. You’ll find just what you need to balance your mind, body, spirit, home and social connections. Open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-5 and evenings by appointment. See our website or social media for events.

SARASOTA CENTER OF LIGHT

852 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota 941-953-6620 • sarasotacenteroflight.com

Experience the peaceful energy, love and light of our metaphysical spiritual community. Join us for the inspiration, healing and connection to Spirit in our services, classes and social gatherings.



VETERINARIAN ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER

3646 Birky Street, Sarasota 941-954-4771 SRQVet.com

Dr. Anne Luther has over 25 years experience in conventional medicine and alternative therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy. “We treat your pet like our own!”

YOGA ROSEMARY COURT YOGA

810 Central Ave, Sarasota 941-952-5280 RosemaryCourt.com

Rosemary Court Yoga in downtown Sarasota offers all styles & levels of yoga classes including Beginner, Hatha, Pre & Postnatal, Iyengar, Restorative, Vinyasa, Power, Senior, Kundalini, Kripalu, and more. Come visit our welcoming and tranquil space.

THE OM SHOPPE

4801 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941-706-3257 • www.theomshoppe.com, www.theomshoppeandspa.com

Unique and one of a kind gifts, products, and spa services. The luxury spa includes services such as S o u n d Wa v e A t t u n ementTM, Crystal Alchemy Energy AttunementTM , and massages that incorporate the ancient healing sounds of singing bowls & crystal gridding. We offer an array of healthful and personally empowering products. Enjoy a visit to our showroom and discover the largest selection of crystal singing bowls in Florida. We invite you to stop in and mention code Natural10 to receive 10% off any single item.

SPIRITUAL CENTERS COSMIC CENTER OF SPIRITUAL LIGHT

5041 Ringwood Meadow, G2, Sarasota 941-371-9333 CosmicCenterOfSpiritualLight.com

Embracing the New Paradigms of our Awakening Consciousness. A place of Knowledge,Wisdom, Healing and Comfort. Please visit our website at CCOSL.com for more information.

GARDEN OF THE HEART YOGA

2888 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. Near Tuttle 941-341-9781 GardenOfTheHeartYoga.com

Alignment-based hatha yoga for all ages and abilities. Classes are taught progressively, building from one week to the next each month, so you can access more poses with ease, according you your level. Gentle Yoga, Meditation, Vinyasa, Mixed Levels, Kirtan, Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga, Workshops, and Teacher Training. Open 7 days a week. Drop-ins welcome.

WILD GINGER APOTHECARY: STUDIO + LOUNGE

6553 Superior Avenue (Gulf Gate Shopping Village), Sarasota 941-312-5630 WildGingerApothecary.com

Community shop for health + wellness offering Yoga, Pilates, Nia, Buti Yoga, and more. Classes and learn workshops for every interest/age/ skill level, offered daily + weekly.  move First class with every teacher is 6557 SUPERIOR AVENUE •only SARASOTA, • 34231Psychic Intuitive + $5! FL Daily {IN GULF GATE SHOPPING VILLAGE} Tarot Readers.  Event space rental available.

941.312.5630 • WILDGINGERAPOTHECARY.COM

SHAMANIC PRACTICES SPIRITUAL COUNSELOR, SHAMANIC AND REIKI PRACTICES

Rev. Zan Benham, BSL, BD, CHT 941-922-7839

Spiritual counselor, shamanic practitioner, Reiki healing, breath, and energy work, hypnosis, soul retrieval, past life regression all to empower and help you move into the Divine flow of the joy and power within you.

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August 2018 Natural Awakenings Sarasota  

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August 2018 Natural Awakenings Sarasota  

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