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HEART WILL LOVE Tasty Ways to Boost Heart Health

39 A COMMON HEART SONG

Whales Point the Way

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40 WARMING UP

FOR WINTER SPORTS Sure-Fire Ways to Get Fit

42 INVESTING FOR GOOD How to Align Money With Values

44 SOOTHING ANXIOUS KIDS

Natural Remedies Restore Calm

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46 ESSENTIAL OILS FOR PETS

How to Use Them Safely

52 KEN PAGE

on Making Love Last

53 AMAZING EMBRACE The Healing Power of Hugs

DEPARTMENTS 13 news briefs 19 health briefs 23 global briefs 30 community spotlight 36 conscious eating 39 inspiration

40 fit body 42 green living 44 healthy kids 46 natural pet 52 wise words 53 healing ways 63 calendar 66 classifieds 72 resource guide


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ebruary is the quintessential month of love, so it will come as no surprise that our theme for this issue of Natural Awakenings is on matters of the heart. With the enchantment of Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s intoxicating to be swept into that flurry of roses, chocolates, poems and candlelit dinners, but a heart-centric approach to life goes beyond a romantic holiday observed just once a year. It’s an outpouring of love in all facets of our beings, and that’s exactly what we are delving into this month. First of all, if you want to embrace the heart-centric life, you need to make sure that heart of yours is functioning optimally. And that’s why our feature article this month is all about “Heart Health.” From assessing the risk factors of illness to discussing preventative measures to examining holistic treatments, this article is loaded with insight on how to keep your heart active, robust and strong for a number of years to come. Next, we can’t overlook the importance of sustaining our hearts with the right kinds of nourishment to ensure they’re able to thrive. This month’s “Conscious Eating” article focuses on heart healthy recipes with an emphasis on whole food, plant-based ingredients. Some of these meals can even be transformed into a romantic Valentine’s dinner to indulge in with your sweetheart. Who says nutritious can’t also be delicious, right? Another element of heart-centric living is the depth of relational connections, and this issue explores that in not one article, but two! Our “Healing Ways” column enumerates the various health benefits of hugging and why the expression of physical touch is such a crucial part of building intimacy with others. In addition, our “Wise Words” column describes how couples can make authentic, enduring love the foundational part of their relationships. After all, it’s a daily commitment—not just an annual celebration. So readers, there’s your snapshot of our February issue, bursting at the seams with all our continued love and appreciation for you. Please send any comments, questions or general feedback to Publisher@NASRQ.com, and cheers to a beautiful Valentine’s Day!

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Massage Mondays at Fusion Therapy

Energy Healing: What Can It Do for You?

tarting February, Fusion Therapy will be open on Mondays for massage. Jennie Wang is a skilled massage therapist at Fusion Therapy. On Monday’s, Wang is offering Thai Massage, Sacred Lomi Lomi, and Therapeutic Massage, as well as a massage in the therapeutic Salt Room. The Dry Salt Therapy treatment alone, has not only been proven to help with respiratory ailments such as asthma, chronic ear, nose or throat illnesses, bronchitis and sinusitis, emphysema allergies, and cold, or flu symptoms. In addition, it can ease stress, anxiety and insomnia.  Massage involves specific, hands-on techniques to help increase circulation, relieve tension, stress and anxiety, improve sleep and promote full-body relaxation. If you are tense, stiff, sore or have been injured, massage can help restore balance to the body and mind. Like any form of bodywork, the benefits increase when received on a regular basis. Fusion Therapy will also offer a full-body, Dead Sea Salt Scrub on Mondays. This lush and gentle polishing of the skin is followed by a luxurious warm oil, relaxing massage. The head-to-toe treatment is designed to detoxify the body and lymphatic system, while locking in moisture to reveal softer and healthier skin. Finally, a Yoga Nidra practice will be offered from 2–3 p.m., with Julie Klutinoty. Yoga Nidra journeys you to a higher level of consciousness. Come benefit from the therapeutic effects of Dead Sea Salt as you experience a profound sense of deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra has been proven to relieve anxiety and stabilize blood sugar, and it is used internationally to treat PTSD and other stress disorders. The cost to attend is $25, and space is limited. Please bring a blanket.

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nergy healing is an interesting and powerful phenomenon. Since it can be done without touching the client, or even successfully from a distance, it reinforces useful probabilities of how everything is connected and interconnected. Two prominent scientists, Professor Bernard Grad and Dr. Daniel Wirth, have both conducted experiments and produced objective and repeatable results. They reached a conclusion that energy healing indeed works, and it causes actual physical change in the body. In a film by BBC called The Way of Healing, Dr. Wirth’s findings are documented. Over the past decades, more and more hospitals have used Reiki as a complementary treatment to their services. (Reiki is a type of energy healing). Finding the right healer is paramount though. Most of the talented and successful healing practitioners simply possess a gift to heal. It is a calling and a way of life for these individuals. Energy healing can be used for a wide range of issues and conditions. People have been using the services of healers for emotional, mental and physical illnesses. If you have any questions or are looking for a practitioner, contact the Healing Room, operated by energy healer Beata Molnar. She has honed this gift for over 15 years, and in addition to energy work, she is also a biofeedback specialist who uses PEMF technology and frequency applications in her office.  For more information, call 941-586-9539 or visit Facebook.com/CreateBalanceAndHealing.

Retraction. The photos appearing with the Acupuncture Face and Necklift Seminar with Dr. Anna news brief in the January 2019 issue on page 14 were incorrect. Those photos represent results using the Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna product shown on page 13.

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Treat Yourself this February with CryoSkin

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ryoSkin is a safe and non-invasive treatment. It be used on the body for cellulite and fat reduction, as well as skin toning. CryoSkin can also be used on the face, neck and décolleté for a non-surgical lift. Many guests visit us at the Nia Clinic MedSpa during their lunch breaks and immediately before or after a workout with no down-time following the treatment. The session lasts for 28 minutes. It begins with heat, then a decrease in temperature to -8° for the duration of the session. Most guests lose .5- 1 inch in just one session. The first results are generally visible from the first session, and are often tremendously encouraging. However, it should be noted that the most ideal results appear between 15 days and 3 weeks after the first session, extend for several months afterward. Depending on each individual and their lifestyle or diet, the results can last several years. It is recommended to have two or three more sessions approximately six months after the end of the initial set of sessions to maintain the results. During the month of February, guests can enjoy discounts including $350 per session for the body, $150 per session for the face and neck, and free consultations for all Natural Awakenings readers. Location: 5350 17th St., Suite 106, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-203-5347 or visit NiaClinicMedSpa.com. February 2019

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A Women’s Manifest Circle

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njoy a month of experiencing your power, beauty, passion and spirit. Release the limitations to abundant living and rewrite your narrative into one of power and possibility. Become more open to your authentic self through dialogue, meditation, ceremony and movement. Be your own miracle and support others in being theirs. Most of us lead hurried and sometimes unexamined lives, so this circle is an opportunity to delve into the source and connect to the spirit within us. We will create a community to join us in a unified vision and open ourselves to diverse facets of the whole. This is a journey to befriend the powerful yet vulnerable women we truly are. You will leave this group more expanded and joyous than when you began. The circle meets Tuesday evenings on February 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 7–9 p.m., and is facilitated by Vivie Bishop, life coach and owner of Opt for Light, LLC. Location: 2020 Rose St., Sarasota. Cost: $70 for all four classes. For more information and to register, call 928-301-0717.

February: The Month of Love

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he first month of 2019 is over already, and we have entered February, a time of love, and there is something for everyone at Elysian Fields this month. If you have a birthday in February, we offer an assortment of amethyst crystals and amethyst jewelry to add sparkle in your life. There is also an eclectic assortment of new and returning readers this month. In addition to our more frequent readers, Elysian Fields will have some special guests as well. Sherry Lord is back with her deeper Trance Channeling. Evolutionary Astrologer Kari Noren-Hoshal also makes her return. James Wanless, the creator of the Voyager Tarot, will be here for tarot readings too. Lara Jaye is a light language and angel card reader and Kathy Zablotzky is offering animal communication readings for you and your pet. There is someone for everyone. We now have locally hand-crafted chocolates, just in time for Valentine’s Day, including DeBrand fine chocolates, a selection of drinking chocolate, chocolate cookies and three different flavors of chocolate scented candles. We also carry hearts in all shapes and sizes, from heart-shaped stones and jewelry, to bowls and blankets, not to mention a selection of cards. February is an exciting time for workshops and classes too. Catherine Rosenbaum will facilitate “What’s Up in 2019? An Overview of Our New Year through the Stars” on February 5. Rod Pettit will teach “All About Crystal Grids” on February 6. To enhance the love month, Lucia Gabriela is hosting a “Tantra: Awakening to Love of Self ” on the 8th. Experience energy healing and angel messages with Lara Jaye in a “Light Language Class” on February 13. Kathy Zablotzky’s “Animal Communication Class” takes place on February 19, and we finish the month with James James Wanless’s “2019 Year of the Empress” workshop on February 22. Location: 1273 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-361-3006 or visit ElysianFieldsOnline.com.

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Rock Out with Your Valentine this February

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f anxiety, fatigue, low-grade depression, lack of drive, weight gain, sleep problems, lack of mental clarity, osteoporosis, high cholesterol and other chronic illnesses have left you feeling drained of your “life force,” Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy could be the answer. Most people think decreased sexual performance is just a byproduct of growing older. As you age, the body produces less hormones in general. To combat this, you might want to consider bioidentical hormone therapy to replace some of the estrogen or testosterone you lose naturally. If untreated, this could lead to erectile dysfunction (ED), vaginal dryness, hot flashes, sleep issues and more. While we understand that the topic can seem difficult to talk about, know that it doesn’t need to be. ED and other hormone deficiencies are more common than you might think. It’s important to learn more about the problem and understand that it’s not something you have to live with just because you’re getting older. In fact, treating hormone issues like ED could save your life. At its root, ED is a blood flow issue which can often a warning sign of more serious health problems to come. At Point Lumineux, we combine functional medicine with Hormone Replacement Therapy to create a solution for hormone imbalances. We use the highest quality laboratory testing and bioidentical plant-based hormones from the best compounding pharmacies in the country. In addition to traditional hormone testing, we address hormone precursors, vitamins and minerals that affect hormones and Vitamin D3 which is a hormone itself. This testing allows us to correct imbalances in the biochemical processes and, therefore, earlier in the disease process. This month, receive 25% off a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy consultation. For more information, call 941-2176828 or visit PointLumineux.com.


Ralph Serrano: Intuitive Biomagnetist and Spiritual Healer

Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna Anti-Aging Seminar

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alph Serrano is an Intuitive Biomagnetist and Spiritual Healer. Serrano has been blessed by God to help people since childhood when he first remembers hearing angels. As he grew, he wanted to learn more about the metaphysical world. Serrano became a registered nurse in 2004 and worked in that industry for five years, but he sensed that a facet of his purpose was missing, so he began helping other people spiritually. He learned that nothing worked better than the gift he was born with—communicating with Spirit Guides. Now he points others toward finding their true illness, then helps them through the process of Biomagnetic Pair Therapy. This is a new revolutionary, scientific and therapeutic approach to healing that differs from traditional medicine, homeopathy, herbs and naturism. Biomagnetic Pair Therapy is also free of side-effects and perfectly compatible with any other traditional or alternative practice. Serrano will be at the Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light for the entire day on February 25.

n February 15, 1 p.m., Dr. Anna Baker, DOM, will present a seminar on Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna, her revolutionary anti-aging serum made from real pearls and Chinese herbs without any preservatives. Pearls contain amino acids that retighten muscles and slowly return the face to its younger look with daily use. These amino acids are sensitive, and are destroyed by chemical preservatives which is why other commercially available pearl creams don’t give these results. In addition, Dr. Anna will show photographed results on people of all different ages. Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna is also available as a muscle tightening body lotion, men’s anti-aging line and sports performance line. Location: 2721 Mall Dr., Sarasota. Store hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 941-921-2662 or visit PearlCreamByDrAnna.com.

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Be a Happy Soul at Heart and Sole Organics

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he first action we perform each morning is to stand on our feet. The feet are our main foundation, but sometimes we don’t realize how important it is to care for them. As we move forward, backward and side-to-side, we utilize every muscle, tendon and ligament in our feet. If one part of the foot is even slightly misaligned, we experience pain. Reflexology is one mode of alleviating this pain, and it benefits our entire well-being too. There are reflexes in the feet that correspond to each part of the body, and a reflexologist utilizes the thumbs and fingers with varying degrees of applying pressure in a compression technique similar to acupressure. Cindy Heard, Certified Reflexologist, LMT, LE and owner of Heart and Sole Organics, has helped many clients feel better through reflexology. Each session is tailored to the individual’s needs, preferences or medical issues. Reflexology has given many people various degrees of relief. Reflexology does not take the place of medical intervention, and a reflexologist cannot diagnose or treat any specific illness. This practitioner is just a facilitator of the body’s own healing response. This month, give yourself TLC or treat your Valentine a 30-minute Therapeutic Foot Soak with healing mineral salts and essential oils, while receiving a pressure point massage on the shoulders, neck and scalp. This is followed by a one-hour foot reflexology session, all for a total price of $95. Location: 2831 Ringling Blvd., Suite C-209, Sarasota. Hours: Monday–Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 941-228-9724 or visit HeartAndSoleOrganics.com.

Free Your Mind. Empower Your Life.

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e each have the ability to empower ourselves. Sometimes we get stuck, but we don’t have to remain stuck. Are you in control of your thoughts and emotions? Are you able to easily change a habit or incorporate a new one? How do you talk to yourself about your goals and dreams? You can overcome so much by unlocking the power of communication with the unconscious mind. The most effective, scientifically-proven techniques are through Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Successful people such as Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey and Pharrell Williams utilize NLP techniques to bring effective changes into their lives. Often described as a user manual for the conscious and unconscious mind, NLP offers an opportunity to explore how your mind and emotions work in achieving goals, and how to release unwanted habits or behaviors to achieve lasting results in every aspect of life. Join the Empowerment Partnership for an Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification® Training in the Tampa area from February 21–24. This experiential program provides proven techniques to communicate more effectively, build rapport easily, reprogram the mind for success, release limiting thoughts, and overcome issues such as procrastination, lack of motivation, depression and phobias. Cost: $144 (with the promo code NATURALFLORIDA). For more information and to register for this event, visit EmpowermentPartnership.com. 16

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Revitalize Your BE-ing Class

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earn how to revitalize your BE-ing in an interactive self-help class on February 16, 1–5 p.m. Widely known more than 3,000 years ago, Jin Shin Jyutsu was dramatically revived by Japanese Master Jiro Murai in 1912 after he cleared himself of a “terminal” illness. Jin Shin Jyutsu enhances the awareness of the body-mind-spirit connection, and it provides tools to maintain and restore the harmonious flow of life energy. Learn how and why the spleen body function energy is an important key to physical, mental and emotional vitality, the immune system, breast wellness and more. Connect with the essence of the spleen on many levels in an engaging journey that includes informal lecture, in-class worksheets, helpful handouts and practical experience. Get to know more about yourself and your body’s innate healing wisdom. Discover how to support your spleen function energy with hands-on energy harmonizing holds and sequences. Receive insights and tools that you can use each day for the rest of your life. This class is taught by Michelle Giambra, LMT, Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Instructor and Practitioner. Giambra has more than 20 years of experience with Jin Shin Jyutsu. She offers private energy harmonizing sessions, facilitates guided meditations and teaches self-help classes in her downtown Sarasota studio called Suncoast Jin Shin Jyutsu. Space for this class is limited. To secure your space, payment must be received by February 14. An early bird discount is available if the payment is received by February 8. Florida Massage Therapists can earn 4 CEUs for this class. Location: 820 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL. For more information, call 941-228-2972, email Michelle@SuncoastJSJ.com or visit SuncoastJSJ.com.


Your Face, Only Younger: Acupuncture Face and Necklift Seminar with Dr. Anna

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n February 13, 2p.m., Dr. Anna Baker, DOM and founder of Faces by Dr. Anna, will present a seminar on changing the course of facial aging with her muscle tightening acupuncture face and necklift. Her technique reverses the puffing and sagging of aging in the muscles of the face and neck, returning the original features. Dr. Anna has a database of over 500 people, and she will show photographed results on different ages and face types. 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. For seminar reservations or to schedule a free consultation, call 941-921-2662. To view photographed results, visit FacesByDrAnna.com.

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The Psychic Lawyer Comes to Sarasota

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n February 8–9, Mark Anthony, the Psychic Lawyer® and Psychic Explorer®, will connect random audience members with their loved ones on the other side at The Spirit University. Mark is the author of the awardwinning critically acclaimed best-sellers Never Letting Go and Evidence of Eternity, submitted for a Pulitzer Prize. He is also a world-renowned fourth generation psychic medium who communicates with spirits in addition to being an Oxford-educated attorney, licensed to practice law in Florida, Washington D.C. and before the United States Supreme Court. Most recently, Mark was featured on the Emmy award-winning show The Doctors, and is seen regularly on ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX TV, major talk radio shows and in print media as a psychic medium, paranormal expert and legal analyst in high profile cases. Mark is a headline speaker at conventions, expos and spiritual organizations such as the Edgar Cayce A.R.E., Spirit Symposium, IANDS-International Association of Near-Death Studies and universities including Brown, Columbia, Harvard and Yale. For an evening of spirit communication and “edutainment” for your soul, get your tickets now.   Location: The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-544-5874 or visit TheSpiritU.com and EvidenceOfEternity.com. Cost: Friday February 8, 7pm- Light Circle with Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer® (limited to 10 people), $195. Saturday February 9, 7pm- An Evening of Spirit Communication with Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer®, a gallery event, $50.

Visiting Mediums at Sarasota Center of Light

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arasota Center of Light welcomes mediums Al and Geoff Potts from England and Richard Schoeller from New York to offer their extraordinary mediumship, as well as workshops and events. Other groups, workshops, experiences and classes are offered throughout the month of February too. The Potts brothers will offer “Philosophy-Inspiration and Mediumship” on February 2, 3–5 p.m. These twin mediums will share a unique view of the inspiring philosophy of mediumship and share techniques to connect and communicate with Spirit. They will also give the spiritual talks at the 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday celebrations and Spirit messages on February 3. Renowned medium Richard Schoeller will offer “Furthering Your Development of Mediumship” on February 19, 7:30–9:30 p.m. and “An Evening of Mediumship” on February 22, 7:30–9 p.m. Then, on February 19, discover and develop the active–reactive dialogue which helps you become more clearly connected and open to communicating with Spirit. “An Evening with Spirit” will include a conversation about mediumship and Schoeller will give messages to some of those who attend. He will also give the talks at both the 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. celebrations, as well as Spirit Messages at the 7 p.m. celebration. Other groups, workshops and classes in February include “Meaning and Development of Spirit Circles” with Carolan Carey on February 11, 7–9 p.m., and a “Mediumship Development” class series with Rev. Jim Toole. Check the NA calendar or our website for details, costs and locations of these events. Join us for services, extensive education programs, events, visiting mediums and musical events scheduled throughout the year. Location: 852 S Tuttle Ave., Sarasota.  For more information, call 941-953-6620, email ChurchOffice@SarasotaCenterofLight.com or visit SarasotaCenterofLight.com February 2019

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This “sheath” of fascia is a On February 16, 10 a.m., Wanless three-dimensional web that serves a major purpose in maintainpresents his “Success: Always an Inside ing the body’s shape and supporting vital organs. This web covers Job” talk to activate your inner archetypal and supports muscles, bones, nerves, organs and vessels down to powers. You will learn three impactful, rea cellular level. sults driven techniques for tapping into the When trauma—both physical and emotional—poor posture or inflammation occur, universal masters of the universe within this binds down the fascia and causes abnormal pressure on the body’s components. With you. These include “Be Magician,” “Be Myofascial Release, the therapist evaluates the body as a whole. They look at the anatomiBuddha” and “Be Priestess,” all of which cal body and determine where restrictions are being held. They use hands-on techniques offer their own benefits and wisdom apto work into the fascia to help facilitate release and relief. plicable to enriching your life. The cost to This is a highly therapeutic modality of massage that focuses on relieving points of attend this event is also $30 per person, or tension and pain to provide relief. No lotions, oils or creams are used during myofascial bring a friend, and both of you can attend release, and clothing is worn during the session. This ideal clothing to wear includes for just $50. shorts, a sports bra if desired for females and a tank top for either gender. Myofascial In addition, on February 15, noon to release is beneficial for the following conditions: Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Frozen 6 p.m., and February 16, noon to 4 p.m., Shoulder, Headaches/Migraines, Pelvic Pain, Scars, Sciatica, and TMJ Syndrome. Wanless will offer consultations and readThis treatment is available at the Om Shoppe & Spa. Visit us and shop Sarasota’s best ings for anyone desires to learn even more. metaphysical experience store. We are the East Coast’s largest supplier of quartz crystal The cost for these offerings is $75 for 30 singing bowls, and we look forward to helping you discover tools for vibrational medicine minutes or $135 for an hour. to improve your entire quality of life. Location: 6557 Superior Ave., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-312-5630 or visit Location: 4801 S Tamiami Trail, Suite 5, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-706-3257 WildGingerApothecary.com. or visit TheOmShoppeAndSpa.com.

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An Expo of Holistic Discovery and Realization

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ooking for your “A-Ha!” moment? The Spirit University presents our annual A-Ha! Holistic Health Expo at the Bradenton Area Convention Center on February 16–17, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join us to explore and educate your mind, body, and spirit. All ages are welcome to this community event focused on helping people enhance their lives—whether that means introducing you to a healthier meal plan, exploring paths of spiritual fulfillment or discovering habits to be more physically active. This event brings together more than 200 vendors, charitable foundations, specialists and educators. Keynote speaker Eben Alexander, MD, will give an extended talk on his best-selling book Proof of Heaven, followed by a workshop for those interested in seeking a deeper relationship with themselves and the world around them. We also will have sessions facilitated by experts on a variety of topics to inform and enlighten such as “Bodies in Motion,” “Connecting with Nature and Spirit,” “Alternative Health,” “Eating for Health,” “AHH! Paranormal Conference,” and “All Creatures Great and Small.”  The driving force behind the A-Ha! Holistic Health Expo is to help people find the tools and skills to make their lives fuller and healthier. At this event, you will have the opportunity to make connections and discoveries that could change your life.   Location: 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. For more information, call 941544-5874 or visit TheSpiritU.com.

Five-Week Lecture Series at Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light

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his month, Ed Foote will return to the Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light to offer a series of classes on the Edgar Cayce Readings and a companion book titled A Course in Miracles. This series will take place during five consecutive Fridays on January 25, February 1, February 8, February 15 and February 22, 7 p.m. This series revolves around the principles of Edgar Cayce who is considered the father of holistic medicine. He presented the concept of three Ideals—spiritual, mental and physical—which can be manifested to achieve more abundance in life. In addition, Cayce provided information about a group of ancients known as the Essenes, whom most people had never heard of until the Dead Sea Scrolls were revived in 1947. Cayce, however, started teaching on the Essenes in the mid-1930s, and the insight he obtained from their ancient wisdom is still useful today. During each week of this series, a different aspect of Cayce’s prolific body of work and influence will be examined in-depth. His guiding principles can be directly applied to one’s life in order to discover a greater sense of wellness and abundance in the physical, mental and spiritual arenas. Join other like-minded participants at the Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light for this educational and restorative five-part experience. Location: 5041 Ringwood Meadow, Bldg. G-2, Sarasota. Cost: $10 per lecture, or $40 for all five lectures. For more information, call 941-371-9333 or visit CCOSL.com.

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Does Binge-Watching TV Affect Your Health? Watching a full season of a show you’re hooked on might seem enjoyable, but did you know that binge-watching can adversely affect your health? Below are four health areas that can be affected which you’ll want to consider the next time you indulge in the latest addition of your preferred streaming service. Difficulty Falling Asleep: Research shows that bingewatching causes “pre-sleep arousal.” That means physical and mental activity, like a pounding heart rate or intense thinking, can keep you awake because the body and brain often require a cool-down period to process unfolding dramas, complex plots and complicated characters. Fatigue: The study also shows that difficulty falling asleep after binge-watching can lead to fatigue the next day. According to the National Safety Council, the potential effects of fatigue include depression, obesity, decreased work and unsafe driving. Cardiovascular Disease. Binge-watching and sitting for long periods of time are also directly correlated with over-eating which can lead to cardiovascular issues or Type 2 diabetes. Back Pain: Sitting in fixed positions for extended periods can increase your risk of developing lower back pain, particularly when it’s on a couch or chair with less spinal support. To help offset the impacts of binge-watching, UnitedHealthcare’s chief medical officer, Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, offers healthy ideas to implement while enjoying the latest season of your favorite series. Workout while you watch. Position the TV in front of the treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical machine, or simply grab some hand weights exercises. Take a break. Consider pressing pause on binge sessions with 10-minute breaks to move around and engage the body. Use TV time to stretch. While you’re in front of the TV, practice some basic stretches. Major muscle groups such as the calves, thighs, hips, lower back, neck and shoulders can improve flexibility and the ability to move your joints. For more health and fitness tips, visit UHC.com/Health-And-Wellness. February 2019

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Wealthy and Wise, But How About Healthy?

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he human body was made to be self-healing, but in order to achieve this, you must remove blocks such as toxins, pathogens, poor water or oxygen quality, and lack of physical movement. In the field of optimal health, these blocks are cleared through BioPhysics which restores the body to balance and wholeness, using frequencies. Lotus Stress Relief in Sarasota specializes in optimal health Their work is based in BioPhysics, and it’s all done naturally without the use of chemicals. Since the human body runs on frequencies, Lotus Stress Relief reads the frequencies of their clients, then corrects them by determining which vitamins are needed, which amino acids are missing, which hormones or lacking, and which emotions need to be neutralized. This approach clears toxins and other stressors from the system.  This is the cutting-edge, quantum wave of the future. It’s an intelligent and preventive method that enables people to take optimal care of themselves, and the cost is not prohibitive.  An initial one-hour session is just $120. In addition, during the month of February, Lotus Stress Relief is offering live online discussions every Thursday, 4:30 p.m., so you can watch from your home or office how the optimal health system works, then ask questions in real-time online. This is a safe, natural and intelligent way to become healthy, wealthy and wise!

For Wellness Living, Joy & Empowerment Private Sessions – Counseling, Energy Work, Reiki, Hypnosis, Past Life Regression, Soul Retrieval, Intuitive and Oracle Card Readings On-going Tues. 7-9pm Law of Attraction Remembered At Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Sun. Feb. 24 – A Universal Service, 10:30am At Rising Tide, 5102 Swift Rd., Sarasota Rev. Zan Benham www.woman-spirit.com • Zan@woman-spirit.com • 941-922-7839 Visionary • Intuitive Counselor • Shamanism • Reiki Master Teacher • Ceremonialist • Reader

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Location: 2965 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-706-2778 or visit LotusStressRelief.com. To receive a link to join the online discussion, email Info@LotusStressRelief.com.

Lab Test Assessments Offered at Virtue of Health Wellness Center

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irtue of Health is offering free 30-minute consultations where new patients are welcome to bring in any lab work they would like reviewed and assessed. Virtue of Health is also able to draw blood for lab work within its facility. Some health insurances will be accepted, and affordable cash prices for lab work are available. Virtue of Health Wellness Center specializes in addressing a full-spectrum of health conditions such as aging, weight gain, hormone imbalance, infertility, chronic viral illness, Lyme disease, immune system depletion, heavy metal toxicity, autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and more. The staff at Virtue of Health are trained in both comprehensive lab testing and in-depth analysis of the results in order to understand patients’ health concerns at a microscopic level. This facility offers an extensive range of tests such as heavy metal and mineral tests, nutrition deficiency panels, comprehensive thyroid and sex hormone panels, live and dry blood analysis, gut health and microbiome testing to name a few examples. In addition, Virtue of Health also offers $35 Vitamin D booster injections (normally priced at $45 per injection). Vitamin D-3 is important for normal bone development and maintenance, maintaining normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D can also protect against osteoporosis, high blood pressure, low testosterone and hormone production, cancer, depression, anxiety and other diseases.    Location: 3333 Clark Rd., Suite 190, Sarasota. For more information, call 941724-6399, email Info@VirtueOfHealth.com or visit VirtueOfHealth.com.


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Zinc Combo Fights Aging Diseases When zinc, a trace mineral, is combined with tea, coffee, chocolate and other foods that contain specific antioxidant compounds, it boosts protection against the oxidative stress linked to aging and diseases such as dementia, cancer and heart disease, report researchers from Auburn University, in Alabama, and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany. Zinc activates a plant compound known as hydroquinone, which boosts foods’ antioxidant properties. Hydroquinone alone cannot break down harmful free radicals, but when combined with zinc, a type of enzyme is created that helps prevent damage to organs and tissues. 22

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Harmful bacteria from the genus Mycobacterium have been shown to linger in showerheads and lead to lung infections through inhalation of steam. University of Colorado researchers analyzed 656 biofilms coating the inside of showerheads sent to them by volunteers throughout the U.S. and Europe, and found twice as much mycobacterium in showerheads from households receiving municipal water than in those receiving well water. Chlorine disinfection

methods were suspected by the researchers. Plastic showerheads had levels that were, on average, two times lower than showerheads made of metal or metal and plastic components. “Hot spots” with high levels of mycobacteria—such as Hawaii, southern California, Florida, the upper Midwest and the mid-Atlantic states—generally overlapped regions where mycobacteriumrelated lung diseases are most prevalent.

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Harmful Bacteria Linked to Certain Showerheads

Immigration to U.S. Lowers Healthy Gut Bacteria People in developing nations have much greater diversity in gut bacteria than Americans, but a University of Minnesota study of U.S. immigrants has found that six to nine months after moving to the U.S. and eating a Western diet, the gut bacteria of those from countries with predominantly non-Western diets changed to match gut bacteria typical of a Western diet, while their gut bacteria became less diverse and less healthy. These effects increased with the duration of U.S. residence and were compounded across generations. The more “Westernized” a woman’s microbiome, the greater her risk of obesity.

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Bitter melon (Momordica charantia), a spiky, cucumbershaped fruit, has traditionally been used in Asian countries to lower blood sugar. Now, researchers at Universiti Sains Malaysia report that it can significantly improve symptoms and reduce the pain of knee osteoarthritis. Half of 75 patients were given a placebo and the other half 1,500 milligrams three times a day of a bitter melon supplement. After three months, the bitter melon group had significantly fewer symptoms and less knee pain and analgesic use, as well as lowered body weight, body mass index and fasting blood glucose levels.

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Alternative Medicine - What is Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana uses the marijuana plant or chemicals in it to treat diseases or conditions. It’s basically the same product as recreational marijuana, but it’s taken for medical purposes.

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Translating Thoughts Into Speech

Scientists are trying to translate speech-paralyzed patients’ thoughts into speech using brain implants. The technique will potentially provide a brain/computer interface (BCI) to enable people with a spinal cord injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, stroke or other paralyzing conditions to “talk” again. Experts think a system that decodes whether a person is silently saying yes, no, hungry, pain or water is now within reach, thanks to parallel advances in neuroscience, engineering and machine learning. “We think we’re getting enough of an understanding of the brain signals that encode silent speech that we could soon make something practical,” says Brian Pasley, of the University of California, Berkeley. The first BCI read electrical signals in the motor cortex corresponding to the intention to move, and used software to translate the signals into instructions to operate a computer cursor or robotic arm. In 2016, scientists at the University of Pittsburgh went a step further, adding sensors to a mind-controlled robotic arm so it produced sensations of touch.

Do you experience any of the following medical conditions? • Anxiety • Cancer/Chemotherapy • Chronic Pain • Crohn’s Disease/IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) • Depression • Glaucoma • Hepatitis C • HIV/AIDS • Lou Gehrig’s Disease/ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) • Parkinson’s Disease (including Early-Onset) • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) • Rheumatoid Arthritis What is a Medical Marijuana Evaluation? It is a process that is mandatory the state of Florida. It is 30 minute on average and will require you to answer a few different questions in regards to your medical condition. Following your medical evaluation, Dr. Boyle will decide whether or not you are a suitable candidate, and accordingly issue you a medical marijuana recommendation. $199 for Medical Marijuana Evaluation! CALL 941-203-5347 to schedule your Evaluation today!

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CryoSkin is a safe and non-invasive treatment. It be used on the body for cellulite and fat reduction, as well as skin toning. CryoSkin can also be used on the face, neck and décolleté for a non-surgical lift. Many guests visit us at the Nia Clinic MedSpa during their lunch breaks and immediately before or after a workout with no down-time following the treatment. During the month of February, guests can enjoy discounts including $350 per session for the body, $150 per session for the face and neck, and free consultations for all Natural Awakenings readers. Also Offering:

Rejuvenating Treatments And Therapy • Biote • Bio-Identical • Hormone Replacement Therapy • Targeted Fat Reduction • Microblading & Permanent Make Up • Eyelash Extensions • Facial Rejuvenation • Medical Marijuana Evaluations • Clinical Skincare • Dermal Fillers & Botox • Kybella

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Fish Revival

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Horse Sense

Wild Horses Ride Out the Storm North Carolina’s freeroaming wild horse herds on the Outer Banks have “ridden out” their share of storms. When Hurricane Florence struck the area in 2018, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund of Currituck County, where the herd lives, announced on Facebook, “The horses have lived on this barrier island for 500 years, and they are well-equipped to deal with 24

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rough weather. They know where to go to stay high and dry, and are probably in better shape right now than most of us humans, who are scrambling with final preparations.” Historians believe the herds, which number about 100 horses, descend from those brought to the New World by European explorers. Instincts dating back five centuries compel the www.nasrq.com

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Insects around the world are in a crisis, and a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the problem is even more widespread than scientists first believed. In a pristine rain forest in Puerto Rico, the number of invertebrates—including moths, butterflies, spiders and grasshoppers—dropped 60-fold between 1977 and 2013, probably due to a fourdegree rise in average temperature. The lizards, birds and frogs that fed on them also seriously declined. In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that globally in the past 35 years, the numbers of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had decreased by 45 percent. Another recent study showed a 76 percent decrease in flying insects in the past few decades in German nature preserves. The food web may be being obliterated from the bottom: Insects pollinate three-quarters of our food crops, feed the birds and fish that are also consumed by larger species and are vital to the decomposition that keeps soil healthy and ecosystems running. “Nature’s resilient, but we’re pushing her to such extremes that eventually it will cause a collapse of the system,” Brad Lister, a co-author of the Puerto Rican study, told the New York Times.

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Sharp Decline Threatens Ecosystem

Following the removal two years ago of an obsolete dam in Manville, New Jersey, American shad are successfully spawning in the lower section of the Millstone River. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently observed juvenile fish there for the first time since 1845. American shad (Alosa sapidissima) are the largest member of the herring family and are anadromous, as they spend most of their lives in saltwater, but return to freshwater rivers each spring to spawn. They played an important role in American history and economics. New Jersey Department of Emvironmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe says, “This species has an inherent tendency to recolonize once obstacles are removed from its migratory path.” During the Industrial Revolution, rivers were dammed for electric power and lakes, but during the last decade, dam removal has become a new call to action. Besides preventing fish migrations, dams also harm water quality in rivers by blocking water flow, trapping sediment and changing habitats.

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Shad Return After 174-Year Absence

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feral mustangs to either huddle on high ground, butts to the wind, or seek refuge in the maritime forest during storms, say experts. But news has come of a Shackleford Banks horse named Merlin that was fenced in an inundated quarantine site

during the storm, according to the Foundation for Shackleford Horses. Merlin somehow survived, and it “may have involved swimming,” says Margaret Poindexter, president of the foundation that co-manages the herd on National Park Service land.


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Tips for a Tree-Free Home Many Ways to Pare Down Paper Use

If one in five households switched to electronic bills, statements and payments, the collective impact would save 151 million pounds of paper annually, eliminating 8.6 million full garbage bags and 2 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the PayItGreen Alliance. While computers continue to offer significant environmental benefits, there are other “tree-mendous” things we can do to conserve forest resources. n Paper bags can be substituted for plastic bags as trash can liners and serve as compost-ready receptacles for fruit and vegetable scraps. ChasingGreen.org describes many ways to reuse paper bags after cutting them along the seams; use them to wrap gifts and shipping boxes or let the kids paint or draw on them. n Use the blank side of sales receipts, envelopes, shopping lists and other paper scraps to jot down to-do lists, notes and more. The family can keep a small pile that everyone can tap into. Michael Bloomberg at the special advance screening of Paris to Pittsburgh.

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Climate Change Documentary Seeks Consensus

National Geographic Documentary Films, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia, has released the new film Paris to Pittsburgh (free at NatGeoTV. com), a tribute to the impassioned efforts of individuals battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future and the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement, the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. The film, which premiered in December in 172 countries in 43 languages, is directed and produced by Emmy Award winner Sidney Beaumont and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Michael Bonfiglio. It features local leaders and everyday citizens telling the stories behind climate-related recovery and resiliency. The documentary illustrates the tireless innovative efforts to reduce carbon emissions, including those in former coal boomtowns such as Pittsburgh, where Mayor Bill Peduto says, “There are now more jobs in renewable energy in the state of Pennsylvania than coal, natural gas and oil combined.”

n Replace paper napkins and towels with cloth napkins or portions of old T-shirts that can be washed and reused. n Choose paper products that are gentle on the Earth in how they are made. TreeZero Inc. (TreeZero. com) markets, supplies and distributes 100 percent carbonneutral paper made from recycled sugarcane waste fiber. n Consider “branching out” and help protect trees that are being threatened by overharvesting, development and the effects of climate change by supporting the Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees.org), a national nonprofit that plants trees in communities across the nation. Get the shovels ready to pitch in when the Arbor Day Foundation (ArborDay.org) celebrates its 148th annual tree-planting events on April 26—especially important this year due to the destruction of many trees from recent hurricanes and fires. February 2019

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What’s LOVE

Got to Do with It? by Darlene Coleman

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t’s the weekend, and I’m driving down the road, listening to the radio as Tina Turner belts out “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” As I sing those familiar lyrics, I realize that we are coming into February, the month of love, roses, chocolates and candlelit dinners. During this month, brave souls will drop to one knee and profess their undying devotion to another, all in the name of love. There are literally thousands of songs, books and movies written about this feeling. There are numerous dating sites people can join in hopes of attaining it. There are workshops, retreats and even magic spells designed to help find the one attribute everyone is searching for—love. With so much access to love, it’s a wonder that anyone could even last a minute without experiencing it, and yet for some, it remains elusive. Since the beginning of time, we humans have felt the need to be connected. With this longing for someone or something to reflect back to our worthiness, desirability and acceptance, it makes sense that love must be innate within us. Initially, there is a kind of love that a parent tends to express for a child or a child for that parent. This type of love is considered unconditional, even though, at times, it might not seem unconditional. How many of us agree to something unwanted just to please a parent or child? Early in our lives, we learn not to disrupt the status quo, if we want to receive love. Also, there is a love we feel toward our furry friends. This kind of love is even more unconditional, and many times, it’s easier to love our pets than our partners. For instance, we can easily forgive a pet for urinating on the carpet, but if our partner dirties the carpet of our hearts, are we as gracious or willing to accept that behavior? Then, of course, there is romantic love—the kind that makes our hearts skip a beat. This form of sentimentality and emotion has caused kings to abdicate their thrones. This feeling has caused people to abandon virtually everything for that one person they can possess and claim as their own. The first time I experienced this kind of love, I was in the second grade. His name was Benny. He approached me at recess and professed his undying love for me. In response I allowed him to take my turn on the merry-go-round. Sadly, after just two days, our romantic tryst was over. Benny had fallen in love with someone else, and I was left with a broken heart—the first of many, I’m afraid. But was that experience truly love? Sure, it was one form of love. While simple and innocent, it 26

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was the start of this type of heart opening inside me. After all, love must begin somewhere, and unless you are born a mystic or saint, love begins in the lower chakras, those energy systems designed for procreation. This love is the kind that, with the right partner, not only makes you feel warm and fuzzy, but will push those buttons of insecurity and ego. It is the kind of love that is mostly conditional, that challenges and calls us towards something greater than ourselves. As we struggle with the dynamics of personal relationships, we are actually being taught characteristics such as tolerance, forgiveness, harmony and self-awareness. Even the unhealthiest relationships are a gift if we can allow ourselves to learn from them. But there is something else too, and it’s even more meaningful. What if, instead of falling in love, we were able to rise to it? Imagine how the world might function if we were able to recognize that love isn’t just a month of flowers and chocolates, but a state of being, a level of consciousness. This is a goal we can aspire to, and with intention and practice, it’s achievable. Love is all of the above. It is around us, everywhere and all the time. It is here and now. Love is in the sun that rises each morning to shine down upon the earth which provides us food and nourishment. Love is in the smile from a passing stranger. Love is in helping someone cross the street or holding the door open for them. Love is in the acceptance and tolerance of others, even if they are different than us. Love is in the acceptance of ourselves. Love is in the mundane routines. Life itself is love. It flourishes in the soil of kindness and compassion. Love is in humanity. Plant the seeds of love wherever you find yourself, and cultivate this attribute if you want to reap an abundant harvest. It isn’t always simple, but it’s what we are here to learn. So what’s love got to do with it? Absolutely everything. Darlene Coleman is a Certified Life Coach and Hypnotherapist, specializing in modalities designed to identify and remove emotional blocks, while implementing a plan for success. She is available for individual appointments at Four Pillars, located at 8209 Natures Way, Suite 221, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, call 941-373-3955, email Info@FourPillasFlorida.com or visit FourPillarsFlorida.com.


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Pain After Radiation Therapy: K-Laser Helps by Eric Winder, DC

Radiation therapy can play a critical role in ridding the body of cancers in the throat, breast and other areas. However, despite helping to save lives, it can also cause lasting problems. The radiation can result in microscopic scarring that leaves tissue hard and inflexible. This fibrosis can, in turn, cause stiffness and pain, affecting quality of life long after the cancer is gone. Until recently, there have not been truly effective treatments for the issue of painful radiation fibrosis. Sometimes stretching and certain types of massage can be of help, but the underlying hardness and tenderness of the tissue does not usually change much.  However, a few years ago, I

made a surprising discovery when treating one of my patients who had a large area of fibrotic tissue on his neck from radiation therapy. I used low-level laser therapy on the neck tissue as a pain treatment which proved effective.  

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An unusual feature that I noticed was a significant softening of the tissue when the laser was set to pulse at a specific frequency. The pain treatment was repeated over the course of two more visits. Not only was this pain greatly reduced, but the tissue remained softer, more pliable and less tender to the touch. This softening persisted on a

follow-up visit several months later, as did the pain relief. I built on this success by continuing to use a specific frequency setting when treating painful areas of radiation fibrosis on many other patients with similar positive results. In case after case, there was pain relief, as well as softening of the fibrotic tissue. While the focus of my practice is using manual therapy to treat fascia restriction, it is difficult and time consuming to treat radiation fibrosis by hand. In our office, we now use the K-Laser brand instrument to treat these hardened and painful tissue areas, and the result is both quick and deeply effective. In most cases, between two to four treatments are required. Patient Specific Treatment The K-laser allows us to control the specific frequency that produces the desired treatment effect.  In conjunction with laser treatment, we use a proprietary fascia tissue assessment to guide both the intensity and direction of the laser.  In this way, the treatment is customized to the individual patient. Patients who receive the K-Laser therapy for irradiated tissue typically see increased flexibility and decreased pain. When fibrosis in the ribcage is softened, it becomes easier to breathe deeply. In the neck, there is increased flexibility and range-of-motion. The low-level laser therapy of the K-Laser uses multiple wavelengths of light, the majority of which are in the infrared spectrum. These invisible wavelengths can safely penetrate much deeper than visible light and can affect tissues below the surface of the skin. Some types of low-level laser are referred to as cold-laser, but infrared lasers are not “cold,” as they generate a warmth which most patients find pleasant.

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An irradiated area must heal and be deemed free of cancer before using lowlevel laser to treat the area for pain. I have successfully treated patients with the K-laser as soon as a few months post-radiation, but also many have responded with pain relief even years or decades after their radiation therapy. Low-level laser therapy is currently permitted just for pain relief, so there must be pain in the involved area in order for the treatment to be approved. Anyone with pain in an irradiated area, who is also cancer free in that area, is a potential candidate for laser therapy. Radiation therapy is still often the most effective method to treat some types of cancer. As long as that continues to be true, it is beneficial to know there is an effective treatment for the pain of fibrotic tissue caused by the radiation. The K-Laser instrument, when used to apply low-level laser therapy to this stiffened tissue, can safely reduce pain and increase mobility. You are invited to attend an evening program on February 27, during which you can learn in-depth about low-level laser therapy with the K-Laser, why it helps relieve pain and how the treatment works. Dr. Eric Winder will discuss case examples and hold a Q&A session following the presentation. Attendees are invited to arrive at 6:45 p.m. for refreshments, and the program itself will take place from 7–8 p.m.

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Hacking the Science behind Anti-Aging:

Q&A with Dr. Anna Baker by Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer

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rom an airbrushed photoshoot on the glossy cover of a fashion magazine, to advertisements for the latest craze in beauty or wellness, to cosmetic aisles overloaded with skincare brands “guaranteed” to take decades off our features, the message is unavoidable. Youthfulness is the standard of mainstream culture—it’s the obsession of our media, the stratification of our society, the benchmark that many people resort to extremes for in order to maintain. But despite this fixation with the ideal and appearance of youth, the reality of aging is part of the human experience. We all grow older. We all notice the effects of time on our faces and bodies. We all come to terms with the visible difference between our 20-year-old selves and our more—let’s just call it—mature reflections. This natural, inevitable process of aging doesn’t mean we can’t still feel confident, vibrant and radiant in our own looks though. In fact, it’s actually imperative that we ensure the muscles and skin cells of our faces remain healthy even in the midst of aging. And that’s where my conversation with Dr. Anna Baker ensues. A patent-holding inventor, former aerospace engineer and Doctor of Oriental Medicine who has practiced in Sarasota for 20 years, Dr. Anna is what I refer to as the “Renaissance Woman” of aging reversal. Her safe, non-invasive and effectual techniques are able to produce—and sustain—the look of younger features without the harsh, adverse consequences of some other methods or procedures. In the Q&A below, Dr. Anna enumerates what we need to understand about the aging process and how her approach can neutralize its impact.

Natural Awakenings: Which major biological and environmental factors cause skin aging?

Dr. Anna: In Chinese Medicine, the body’s flow of energy, also known as “qi,” is viewed to slow down with the aging process and become even more stagnated as the aging continues. The blood and biochemicals cannot move as freely through the tissue, so the facial muscles lose their tone which causes the skin to droop. The skin also gradually loses its rosy color and becomes duller with time. Western Medicine attributes skin aging to many factors, all due to changes in the body’s processes as a person grows older, especially the slowing of hormone production. Environmental factors like both stress and sun damage, for instance, can also contribute to aging in the skin. 30

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NA: What are the steps that occur in the aging process, and when do these usually happen?

Dr. Anna: The initial period of aging happens in the mid-twenties. The muscles start to gradually lose their tightness which causes them to expand three-dimensionally. So the first stage in this process is when the face slowly becomes fuller and puffier. This is difficult to detect, and it’s not until a person’s forties when the muscle has lost enough tone to cause the face to start becoming longer and flatter. As the muscle tone continues to decrease in a person’s fifties, the face grows wider, the cheeks become flatter, and jowls begin to form. Then, in the sixties and beyond, the continued loss of muscle tone leads to more deep lines, folds and wrinkles. Think of this process just like a balloon deflating. When a person is young, they have a full, round balloon of muscle “air,” but as the balloon loses that muscle “air.” it becomes deflated, long, flat and rippled over time.

NA: What are common mistakes that people make when combatting the effects of aging?

Dr. Anna: First and foremost, people use techniques that actually damage the muscles and cause aging to occur faster. Plastic surgery impairs the muscles at their foundation and causes massive structural damage that accelerates the effects of aging. As a result, a person can lose their original facial proportions and look “plastic” after the surgery. This appearance becomes even more noticeable as the lift ages. If a person undergoes a second operation, they will have even less muscle tone, and the results can leave them almost unrecognizable like what happened to Joan Rivers, for example. In addition, “non-surgical” procedures cause what I refer to as “micro-injury” to the muscles through many techniques such as needles, electric currents, lasers and chemicals. The body sends repair chemicals such as collagen to the injury sites which “puffs” the areas while they heal. This leaves the person with a fuller looking face, but after the sites are healed, the repair chemicals recede. These techniques are just localized to certain places on the face because they can’t target all the areas such as eyelids, ears, nose and neck. There is no long-term data on the effects of repeated micro-injury over the course of several years, but it’s known that repeated sunburns can lead to skin cancer at a later stage in life. Next, filler injections and Botox only treat small areas and use chemicals that have not been studied for long-term health effects. The side-effects of Botox warn of not being able to breathe or swallow, both of which can happen as many as 10 weeks after the application. Botox can also cause unwanted effects such as “Vulcan eyebrows,” where a v-shape forms, or another type where the eyebrow hairs stick out vertically with small lumps formed


underneath. Injections can also cause nerve damage and lip collapse, as well as severe allergic reactions with massive facial swelling. I have personally witnessed all of these happen to patients who have come into my practice.

NA: How does your acupuncture facelift address and reverse the effects of aging on skin? Dr. Anna: The skin of the face covers the facial muscles, so when the muscles have lost their tone, the skin appears sagged and wrinkled. However, by retightening those muscles underneath, the skin becomes smoother. My acupuncture facelift threedimensionally retightens all the muscles of both the face and neck. This is a direct reversal of how the muscles age which involves puffing out, then gradually deflating and sinking down. My 12 needle technique (none used on the face) causes the muscles to tighten along the route they sagged to achieve the exact features the person’s face originally had. This is important because we all have a program in our brains that knows in precise detail how every muscle on the face should look at every point in the aging process. We usually tend to know around how old a person is when we meet them for the first time. So for this reason, we notice if someone has been altering their face with those surgical or non-surgical methods I discussed earlier. We always know when something about their appearance “just doesn’t look right,” and we conclude the person is older than they are—which is exactly the opposite of what this person aimed for to begin with!

NA: How does your pearl cream formula address and reverse the effects of aging on skin? Dr. Anna: Pearls are formed when the oyster sucks an element into its shell like a parasite or a grain of sand. The lining of that shell gives off a compound which is comprised of amino acids and micro particles of shell. The amino acids have the ability to

surround and encapsulate the foreign object. They continue to build more layers until a pearl is formed. In humans, these amino acids, when applied topically, cause the muscles to retighten and, when taken internally, cause the bones to densify. Pearls have been used in Chinese medicine for over 2000 years to heal burns and scars. The description of their properties is “regenerating flesh.” The product I invented, Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna, harnesses the muscle tightening abilities of these amino acids to threedimensionally retighten the facial muscles. Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna additionally has Chinese herbs that increase blood flow to the face and remove impurities from the skin. My formula is made without any

preservatives. There are other pearl creams available, but they all contain preservatives, and they have no muscle retightening abilities because those preservatives kill the pearl amino acids. Using my pearl cream provides the identical results as my acupuncture facelift. However, it takes much longer to achieve the same amount of tightening. The fastest retightening happens when both the acupuncture and the Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna are used in conjunction. With my acupuncture facelift, I can only retighten the muscles of the face and neck, whereas Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna also comes in a body lotion formula that retightens any sagged muscles and skin all over the body. NA: What are some important anti-

aging rituals to include as part of one’s self-care routine?

Dr. Anna: As I discussed before, aging starts much earlier than we realize.

Avoidance of sun damage is one of the most crucial preventative measures we can take. However, the commercially available sunscreens contain sun-blocking chemicals that are thought to be carcinogenic. The positive news is, the amino acid complex used in Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna has micro pieces of shell that create an SPF of 10. With the addition of mineral makeup, and you can achieve an SPF of 20 which is enough for a normal day of occasional sun exposure. Commercial sunscreens then only need to be used when you are outside all afternoon at the beach, golf course, pool or tennis court, for example. In addition, it’s essential to avoid any procedures that will stretch or damage the skin such as facials and peels. Also, it used to be presumed that skin was a barrier to chemicals, but then medical science discovered this is not the case, so read the ingredients carefully in whatever products you purchase and check the EWG.org website or Think Dirty mobile app to learn each product’s toxicity ratings. Hormone reduction, due to aging, also contributes to the loss of muscle tone. Medical and bioidentical hormone replacements do not correct this loss, but Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna contains Chinese herbs that support hormone production and return those benefits to the skin. For more information on both the acupuncture facelift and the pearl cream skin formula, or to view photographed results of these anti-aging interventions, visit FacesByDrAnna.com and PearlCreamByDrAnna. com. To schedule an acupuncture consultation with Dr. Anna, call 941-921-2662. To learn more about Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna, visit her retail store located at 2721 Mall Drive, Sarasota. Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer is the Managing Editor of Natural Awakenings Sarasota– Manatee. She also works as a freelance writer, blogger and social media marketer based in Southwest Florida. Her personal blog HealthBeAHippie.Wordpress.com features practical tips for embracing an active, nutritious and empowered lifestyle. February 2019

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Heart of a Woman The Right Choices Keep It Strong by Lisa Marshall

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ometime between the salad and the main course at her grandson’s bar mitzvah, Joyce Lenard, then 69, felt a crushing pressure deep within her chest. A tireless go-getter who had worked in Hillary Clinton’s district office when she was a U.S. senator, raised two daughters and recently donated a kidney to one of them, Lenard had spent months painstakingly planning the 100-guest gala, so when the pain came, she ignored it and got on with the party. She even drove herself to her Long Island home that night. “I just assumed I was having indigestion and it would pass,” Lenard recalls. Hours later, her husband rushed her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a rare, often-fatal form of heart attack, takotsubo cardiomyopathy, in which intense stress literally changes the shape of the heart. Thankful to be alive, she has since taken up meditation, cleaned up her diet and now leads a support group for female heart patients of all ages. Like her, many of them never saw it coming. 32

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“Women tend to be the caregivers,” says Lenard. “We take care of our husbands, our families, our friends, our careers, and we often forget about our own health. Then look what happens.” Lenard is among the 44 million U.S. women with cardiovascular disease, an insidious illness that until recently has been erroneously framed as a “man’s disease”. In reality, it is the number one killer of women, responsible for one in three deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). By comparison, one in 26 women die of breast cancer. While awareness has risen since 2004, when AHA launched its Go Red for Women campaign, surveys show only 17 percent of women view cardiovascular disease as something that should concern them. It should, experts say, because 80 to 90 percent of cases are avoidable with lifestyle and dietary changes. In some cases, natural remedies can even reverse it. “We have all this sophisticated equipment and all these medications, but when it comes down

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In the late 1990s, researchers discovered women were about as likely as men to be diagnosed with the disease, and far more likely to die from it. “They didn’t have the classic signs and symptoms, so they often went undiagnosed and untreated,” explains Jennifer Mieres, M.D., a cardiology professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, in New York. Along with chest pain, women often suffer fatigue, shortness of breath, indigestion, pain in the neck, back or jaw, nausea or anxiety in the months leading up to a heart attack. In more than half of the cases, according to one recent study in the journal Circulation, doctors fail to recognize these symptoms. Then there is the “not now” factor. “I used to see women all the time who said, ‘I have had these symptoms for months, but I just didn’t have time to take care of it,’” says Mieres, co-author of Heart Smart for Women: Six S.T.E.P.S. in Six Weeks to Heart-Healthy Living. Recent research has also shown that women are uniquely vulnerable to developing heart disease in ways that men don’t share. Taking birth control pills (especially while smoking) can boost risk. Complications during pregnancy such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes can be hard on the heart, increasing vulnerability for years to come. Because estrogen is believed to be cardio-protective, when it wanes during perimenopause and menopause, risk goes up again. “As soon as we hit menopause, our biological milieu starts to change,” says Mieres, noting that “good” cholesterol tends to decrease and “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides tend to increase. Yet, arterial plaque—which can ultimately build up, break loose and cause a heart attack or stroke—starts accumulating as early as age 20, so the earlier women start paying attention, the better.

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We have all this sophisticated equipment and all these medications, but when it comes down to it, the vast majority of cardiovascular disease can be prevented.


Food Not Meds

Thirty years after the first cholesterol-lowering medication hit the market, so-called statin drugs have become the largest class of medications in the world, with U.S. sales doubling between 2000 and 2010 to reach $20 billion, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. While drugs can be appropriate for those already diagnosed with heart disease and at high risk of heart attack or stroke, they are not without serious side effects. Statins can cause chronic muscle pain, memory loss and increased blood sugar, while hypertension drugs can precipitate fainting and kidney damage. For many patients, there’s another way, integrative cardiologists say. Unfortunately, most of the talk about prevention focuses on prescription medications, says Stephen Devries, M.D., executive director of the Chicago-based Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology. “What often gets lost in the discussion are the dietary changes, which can be equally important.” Devries recommends a plant-based Mediterranean diet—low in the saturated fat found in beef, processed meats and cheese—and high in leafy greens, whole grains and the “good” fats found in fatty fish, olive oil and avocados. Specific foods have also been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Nuts, including walnuts, peanuts and almonds, have been shown to lower LDL. One 2017 study of 77,000 female nurses, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found those that ate peanuts or tree nuts (including almonds and cashews) two or more times per week had a 19 percent lower risk of developing heart disease. Those that ate walnuts once a week cut their risk by 23 percent. Dark purple and red fruits contain compounds called anthocyanins that boost production of nitric oxide, and in turn expand blood vessels, improving circulation. Another recent study, published in the journal Circulation, followed 94,000 women for 18 years and found those that ate four servings or more per week of blueberries and strawberries were a third less likely to have a heart attack. Pomegranates are also key for heart health, with recent research published in the journal Clinical Nutrition showing a daily serving of juice can make platelets less sticky, lower blood pressure and reduce plaque formation. Dark leafy greens like kale and broccoli—which are rich in vitamin K—play an important role in fostering a healthy heart structure, with each serving per week cutting the risk of heart disease by 23 percent, according to the Gaples Institute.

Nurturing the Emotional Heart

No discussion of heart health would be complete without an emphasis on social and emotional health, a critical risk factor which until recently has been largely absent, says Sandeep Jauhar, M.D., director of the Heart Failure Program at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and author of the new book, Heart: A History. But research shows the emotional heart can break, too, as in Lenard’s case. With as many as 90 percent of incidents occurring in women, the condition that landed her in the emergency room often shows up in patients with no signs of obstructed blood vessels or high cholesterol. Rather, factors like financial worries, work stress or the death of or break-up with a loved one can flood the heart with stress hormones, changing its shape to one that resembles a Japanese pot called a takotsubo and weakening it profoundly. “Remarkably, in many cases, once the emotional state returns to normal, so does the heart,” says Jauhar. Longer-term, emotional stress has been shown to lead to platelet aggregation, or stickiness in the blood, which can impact blood flow. Also, constant bombardment by stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol can damage the inner walls of blood vessels, boosting accumulation of plaque.

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ª Red yeast rice extract: This over-

the-counter (OTC) extract, commonly used in Chinese medicine, has been shown to significantly lower both total cholesterol and LDL, or “bad” cholesterol levels, much like a statin does. Studies show 1.2 to 2.4 grams per day can reduce cholesterol by 26 percent in 12 weeks.

ª Omega-3 fatty acids: Eating fatty fish

or taking fish oil supplements (one to four grams daily of EPA/DHA) has been shown to reduce risk of heart disease in healthy people and lower triglyceride levels and risk of heart attack in those already diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. Walnuts, chia, hemp and flax seeds are excellent vegan sources of Omega-3s.

ª Coenzyme Q10: Found in small

amounts in organ meats, sardines, cauliflower and asparagus, this powerful antioxidant—also available in OTC supplements—can lower blood pressure and help combat the side effects of statins.

ª Nicotinomide riboside: Fairly new on the supplement scene, this compound, known as NR, has been shown to mimic the beneficial impacts of calorie restriction, improving blood pressure and arterial health in those with mild hypertension. ª Garlic: Some studies suggest that garlic, either fresh or in supplements, can lower cholesterol and blood pressure. February 2019

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To nurture the metaphorical heart, integrative cardiologists recommend taking time to maintain healthy personal relationships and minimize work stress. As well, exercising five to six days per week for at least 30 minutes and practicing activities like mindfulness meditation or yoga have been shown to lower heart rate. A recent study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes looked at 201 people with coronary heart disease. It found those that practiced meditation were 50 percent less likely to die or have a heart attack or stroke in the span of five years. Finding quiet spaces to retreat to can also be important. A study published in November by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, found that living and working in chronically noisy environments can boost the risk for heart problems. It is also wise to prioritize sleep (at least seven hours per night), because the lack of it can inflame arteries. The bottom line is that a holistic approach is best, says Jauhar. “If you want to live a long life, don’t smoke, eat well and exercise, but also pay attention to the quality of your relationships and your ability to withstand stress and transcend distress. Those are also a matter of life and death.” Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer in Boulder, CO. Connect at LisaAnnMarshall.com.


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RECIPES A HEART WILL LOVE

Tasty Ways to Boost Heart Health

Stop worrying about what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain. ~Unknown

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s a special meal for Valentine’s Day or any other, many plant-based dishes are so tasty that no one will miss the meat. Low in fat and sugar and high in ingredients that promote heart health, the following recipes are courtesy of Carol D’Anca, a board-certified nutrition practitioner and author of Real Food for Healthy People: A Recipe & Resource Guide, in Highland Park, Illinois.

Start With Soup

Rich in dietary fiber and low in fat, butternut squash with low-salt vegetable broth and spices is an easy-to-make soup loaded with nutrients and flavor. Allow 40 to 45 minutes to roast the squash.

Butternut Squash Soup Yields: Four servings 1 butternut squash, 2-3 lbs, peeled and cut in cubes to equal 4 cups

3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth Dash red pepper flakes Freshly ground black pepper Pepitas or pumpkin seeds for garnish Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a heavy baking pan with parchment paper. Spread squash cubes in a single layer, using two lined pans if needed. Roast for about 40 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Alternate method: Wash the squash. Make several slits to allow for escaping steam. Roast whole in the oven for about 45 minutes or until soft and easy to peel and cut. Transfer the roasted squash to a food processor or heavy-duty blender. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Add additional broth to reach desired consistency.

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Divide into four bowls. For texture and crunch, garnish with roasted pepita or pumpkin seeds.

Hearty Bread

This whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess bread contains flax, sunflower and chia seeds, hazelnuts, oats, coconut oil and maple syrup as a sweetener. Accompanying soup, it makes for a satisfying meal. This recipe is adapted from “Change Your Life Bread” in D’Anca’s book My New Roots.

Let it sit on the counter for at least two hours, or all day or overnight. When the dough retains its shape, even when you pull the sides of the loaf pan or lift the parchment, it’s ready to bake. Preheat oven to 350° F. Place loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 20 minutes. Remove bread from loaf pan, place it upside down directly on the rack and bake for another 30 to 40 minutes. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool completely before slicing. Store bread in a tightly sealed container for up to five days. Freezes well. For a quick and easy toast, slice before freezing.

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Yields: One loaf 2 cups shelled raw sunflower seeds 1 cup whole flax seeds 1 cup blanched hazelnuts 3 cups rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats, if needed) 4 Tbsp chia seeds 6 Tbsp psyllium husks Pinch fresh ground coarse salt, preferably Himalayan 2 Tbsp maple syrup 6 Tbsp coconut oil, liquefied at low temperature in a small pan 3 cups water In a loaf pan lined with parchment, combine all dry ingredients, stirring well. Whisk maple syrup and water together in a measuring cup. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is soaked and dough becomes thick. If it’s too thick to stir, add one or two teaspoons of water until it’s manageable. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon.

Pasta is guilt-free when we use a whole wheat variety that digests more slowly than white flour pasta, avoiding blood sugar spikes, D’Anca says. Gluten-free, grainfree or vegetable pasta can be substituted for whole grain pasta. Fresh asparagus is recommended. If it’s not in season, consider red chard for its bright red and green colors and abundance of vitamins K, A and C. It’s a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron and dietary fiber.

Use red, orange, yellow or a mix of colors 1½ Tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1 lb fresh asparagus, pencil thin is best (if not available, substitute red chard) ¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives ½ cup fresh basil ¼ cup white wine or white wine vinegar Squeeze garlic from its skins into a large skillet. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is reduced and thickened to a sauce (coulis), about 20 to 30 minutes. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta well and place back in the pan. Add tomato coulis and olives. Toss well to infuse flavors. Let warm for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve at once.

Savory Side Dish

Chickpeas are a great source of fiber. Bell peppers, also known as sweet peppers, are available in white, orange, green and purple. Lycopene gives red tomatoes their color, may reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Yellow tomatoes have twice as much iron and zinc and higher levels of vitamin B and folate to help red blood cells. Darker tomatoes ranging from purple to black produce higher levels of antioxidants for a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Don’t overlook green tomatoes, which are higher in vitamin K and calcium than reds or yellows.

Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Vegetables Yields: Serves two, or four if dished over quinoa

Whole Grain Pasta with Asparagus and Tomato Coulis Yields: 6 servings for dinner or 8 as a smaller first course. 1 lb of your favorite whole grain pasta 3 large cloves garlic, roasted for about 25 minutes in their skins 3 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

12 small mushrooms, sliced 2 ripe tomatoes, quartered 1 red bell pepper, cut in strips 1 yellow pepper, cut in strips 1 red onion, cut into wedges, or 1½ cups leeks, halved lengthwise, cleaned, and cut chiffonade-style About 6 cloves of garlic, peeled 2, 14-oz cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary Balsamic or white wine vinegar Preheat oven to 400° F. February 2019

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Place the bell pepper, onion and garlic in a food processor and process until smooth. Remove the mixture and drain in a fine sieve. Too much liquid will make the burgers fall apart.

Put mushrooms, tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, onion and garlic in a large roasting pan. Roast for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables caramelize. Remove the pan and turn the vegetables over. Add the chickpeas and rosemary and return to the oven. Roast for another 30 to 45 minutes until the edges of the vegetables start to turn dark and the chickpeas are browning. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar, toss and serve warm as is or over quinoa.

Burgers for Lunch

These burgers are good either oven baked or grilled, weather permitting. Offer toppings like baby spinach, salsa, nut cheese, pesto, fig jam, mango or slaw. Apple cider vinegar, dill, celery salt and agave nectar to taste makes a dressing for slaw. Thin slices of Granny Smith or Honey Crisp apples add a tang of tart or hint of sweetness.

Black Bean/Veggie Burger 1 16-oz can of black beans, drained, rinsed well and dried on a paper towel

Place black beans in the food processor and pulse to a thick, sticky consistency. Add the drained red pepper mixture, flax “egg”, cumin and chili spice. Process until lightly mixed. ½ red bell pepper, cut in large pieces 1 medium-size onion, cut in large pieces 1 Tbsp chili powder, mild or hot to taste 3 cloves of garlic, rough chopped 1 tsp black cumin 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds 3 Tbsp water Approximately 1 cup bread crumbs (glutenfree if needed) to act as a binder 4 buns or bread of choice Make a flax “egg” by mixing the ground flax seeds with the water. Let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes until it thickens to an egg consistency.

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Grill for 5 to 10 minutes, turning once, or bake in a 350° F oven on a parchment-lined baking sheet for about 5 to 10 minutes on each side.

Guilt-Free Chocolate Dessert

“Chocolate desserts usually include loads of sugar and butter, making them a highly processed and saturated-fat food,” says D’Anca. “These treats deliver the good fat of cacao nibs and the antioxidants of raw cacao.”

Almond Butter and Raw Cacao Chocolate Truffles Yields: 12 servings 1 cup almond meal ½ cup almond butter ¼ cup raw cacao, organic 3 Tbsp grade B maple syrup 1 tsp organic vanilla ¼ cup raw almonds, ground ¼ cup raw cacao nibs, ground Finely ground nuts like walnuts or hazelnuts, shredded coconut or raw cacao for texture and added flavor Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix them to a smooth batter. Chill the batter for about 20 minutes. Roll into either bite-sized or larger balls to serve as is or roll in nuts, coconut or cacao for texture and added taste.

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hether skiing on Preparing your training. Winter fitness prep fresh powder body should be on classes offer ideal benefits, but on a mountain simple walking or running up top of your list of and down stairs can also do slope, ice skating or snowvacation details. wonders. “Stairs are the closest shoeing, winter recreation offers new opportunities to thing to a hill, and you can get ~Linda Scholl get in shape and a specialcreative with stairs—skipping ized focus for fitness. a stair or hopping. It also has a cardio com “Preparing your body should be on top ponent which helps you adjust to the altitude of your list of vacation details,” says physical of a ski destination,” says Scholl. therapist Linda Scholl, of the University of Maggie Lehrian, owner of Roots Utah Orthopaedic Center. Her ski fitness Yoga Studio, in Hawley, Pennsylvania, classes in Salt Lake City focus on developing attests to yoga’s benefits for conditioning, four muscle groups: quads, hamstrings, glutes “The standing sequences in yoga practice, and core. “Ideally, you should take six to eight especially hatha yoga, are tremendously weeks to prepare for a ski vacation, but three effective at increasing balance and strength weeks’ prep is better than nothing,” she says. in the legs and glutes needed for crossThat also goes for most winter pursuits. country and downhill skiing, skating and Sean Sewell, founder of Mountain snow shoeing.” Fitness School, in Denver, concurs. “People She recommends adding 30 minutes tend to think that these sports are mostly of cardio, such as walking or running, three quad-dominant, but it’s not necessarily the times a week to a balanced yoga practice case. I believe the body works as a unit, and that includes components of strengthis therefore only as strong as its weakest building and stretching. Yoga fosters link, so all muscle groups are important in concentration and endurance and offers the big picture.” unrealized benefits. “Breathwork can be

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Avoiding Injury Experts agree that the body’s core muscle groups are not only key in getting fit, but play a major role in preventing common injuries. “The core should always be activated during heavy exercises. This keeps the back safe and allows for better power output,” says Sewell. “The core is not just the abdominal muscles. I like to think of the core as an area from the shoulders to the knees and both the front and back of the body.” Proper alignment is paramount. “Skiing involves absorbing a lot of force. It’s literally controlling a fall downhill, so leg alignment is everything,” says Scholl. This applies to many winter sports—including skiing, hockey and ice skating—to avoid injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, which stabilizes the knee.

Body Basics Being winter-ready also means eating well and staying hydrated, both on and off the slopes. “Eat well and take recovery seriously,” says Sewell. “If you are serious about performance and recovery, then do not skip out on eating.” Scholl recommends drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol before hitting the slopes and consuming a good balance of protein and carbohydrates, especially post-workout or after a day of skiing.

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n Stretching and warming up are a must for mobility, recovery and most importantly, to maximize all exercises. Using foam rollers or a lacrosse ball and yoga and massage are all recommended. n Kettlebell Swing is the best bang-for-your-buck exercise for glutes, core, calorie-burning and endurance. If this is too advanced, a deadlift can replicate many of the same benefits. n Squat for healthy knees, strong quads and core, and better motor control. Try the goblet squat, offset squat, double kettlebell squat or body squat, or whatever else might be more comfortable. n Lunging is a good starting exercise; step-back, front and side lunges are three options. Add weight when proficient with a kettlebell, dumbbell or even a backpack. n Press for upper body strength and a strong core; pushup, chest press, overhead press. Start off with a TRX or a high box for pushups to reinforce good form. Once proficient, progress to floor pushups. n Core exercises are for quicker results, safety and reinforcement for the back. Try planks and hollow holds. According to physical therapist Linda Scholl, the following are recommended for three days a week for six to eight weeks to build strength and skill without overtraining. Repeat each exercise with a 15-second rest. n Hamstrings focus: dumbbell dead lifts standing on one or both legs (three repetitions, 10 each side) n Squats: body weight squat (10, three repetitions progressing to 10, three repetitions each leg)

Choosing a winter sport is ideal to help combat cold weather blues and the all-too-common winter rut. As a bonus, skiing and snowboarding burn a surprisingly high number of calories. In essence, getting outside just makes winter more enjoyable. “Whether it is a solo powder day or a mellow spring day, being in the mountains is empowering and rejuvenating,” says Sewell. Scholl agrees. “It’s important to stay active, regardless of how cold it is outside. Enjoy winter and where you are.”

Tip: Technique matters. Squat with good form: knees over your ankles in both the frontal and sagittal plane (knees in line with your first and second toe and never in front of the toes throughout the entire squat).

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The Big Bank Break-Up While large numbers of investors are moving their money responsibly, changing bank accounts can still feel difficult to many people, says Fran Teplitz, executive co-director of the Washington, D.C., nonprofit Green America, which works to promote a more sustainable economy. To make the sometimes intimidating bank-changing process a little easier, Green America’s Get a Better Bank campaign at GreenAmerica.org/GetABetterBank breaks it

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down into bite-sized steps. “Educate yourself on the issues with the conventional banking industry, from Wall Street speculation to predatory lending practices,” says Teplitz. People don’t need to sacrifice banking needs for their values. Reflect upon what’s important in a financial institution, and then shop around for the right fit. Credit unions and community development banks that lend in local and underserved communities are often great choices, says Teplitz. Green America’s Get a Better Bank database is a great starting point for responsible banking options.

Investing for the Future For longer-term investing, there are more vehicles available to responsibly assist investors toward their financial and social goals. While responsible investing once meant simply screening out “sin stocks”, like tobacco, guns and gambling, which were available only to investors able to make a large minimum deposit, today there are values-based funds to suit every cause and income level. “Socially responsible investing has come a long way since it got off the ground in this country during the apartheid divestiture movement in the 1980s,” says Gary


Matthews, an investment advisor and CEO of SRI Investing LLC, headquartered in New York City. Countering some investor concerns about underperforming SRI funds, there is a growing body of evidence to show that money that does good can also do well. The firm Nuveen TIAA Investments assessed the leading SRI equity indexes over the long term and “found no statistical difference in returns compared to broad market benchmarks,” nor any additional risks, according to a 2017 report Responsible Investing: Delivering Competitive Performance.

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Fossil fuel-free portfolios are trending, Matthews notes—which Green America encourages. While acknowledging the ever-fluctuating price of oil, Matthews says he’s seen diversified portfolios that eliminate oil, coal and natural gas do better at times than those that include them. A subset of SRI investments, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing focuses less on what sector a company is in than on how they conduct their business. The way companies treat their employees and respond to climate change are factors that may have a positive influence on financial performance. Robo-advisors, a recent arrival in the SRI sector, are online investment services that automate money management. Roboadvisor companies make it easier for people to invest and leverage technology to keep fees down, although they usually do not offer in-depth impact research on the companies within the financial products they offer, according to Amberjae Freeman, of the portfolio management team for Swell Investing LLC, an impact investment company in Santa Monica, California. Swell evaluates thousands of companies to build diversified portfolios of businesses aligned with at least one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Like most SRI firms, Swell offers retirement IRAs (individual retirement accounts), as well as more liquid brokerage accounts, with a minimum initial deposit of $50. While the array of investment options can be daunting, investors should aim for progress, rather than perfection, in their portfolios. As the money and impact in a portfolio grows, so does an investor’s confidence and knowledge. April Thompson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Connect at AprilWrites.com.

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pills,” says Lawrence ids and teens It’s important to Rosen, M.D., founder of have always know that anxiety is The Whole Child Center, had plenty to be in Oradell, New Jersey. stressed about, such as highly treatable. “There are several safe family finances, parental ~Dr. Timothy DiGiacomo and cost-effective natubickering, the birth of a ral options for anxiety.” sibling and other challenges on the home front. Then there are the age-old tensions of taking school exams and Mindful Modalities squabbles with friends and other classmates. Relaxing and engaging the imagination are Yet with the proliferation of social necessary for healthy brain development media and cyber-bullying, kids face obstaand offsetting stress. Downtime in gencles other generations did not, and chronic eral and specifically limiting screen time is juvenile anxiety has become a pervasive paramount. “Electronic devices can be very mental health issue. However, there are a overstimulating and can cause or exacerbate number of integrative approaches that can anxiety,” says Kristi Kiel, ND, Ph.D., of Lake help heal youthful psyches. “I encourage Superior Natural Health, in Ashland, Wiskids and parents to focus on skills, versus consin. “There should be at least a one-to-

one balance of screen time and outside play.” Mindful activities and creative outlets like art, music and dance in a no-pressure environment help kids get out of “fight-orflight” mode. “Both parents and kids need to have go-to coping skills,” says Rosen. “Meditation and yoga are safe and work very well.” Kids need to feel a sense of control over their bodies, he adds, and mindful breathing techniques can make a significant difference in how they handle stress. So can a regular dose of the great outdoors. Exercise helps boost serotonin levels, which decreases anxiety. Timothy DiGiacomo, Psy.D., clinical director of the Mountain Valley Treatment Center, in Plainfield, New Hampshire, emphasizes the value of getting outside. “Connection to nature, calmness and present-moment awareness are all benefits.”

Sleep and Diet Triggers Before parents seek any treatment for their child’s anxiety, Kiel stresses the importance of looking at the basics. “When children don’t get enough sleep, their bodies don’t respond as well to stressful situations. School-age children need 10 to12 hours of sleep per night, and teenagers should be getting nine to 10 hours.” Sensitivity to certain foods such as gluten or dairy is also something to consider, says Kiel. Rosen concurs. “Artificial dyes and sweeteners can negatively impact mood and focus. More of an issue, though, is nutritional imbalance.” Skipping breakfast or eating mostly carbs can feed anxiety, he notes. “The brain relies on sustainable fuel—a blend of lean proteins, healthy

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Helpful Supplements Supplements dosed appropriately for children and teenagers are safe and can offer huge benefits. “Magnesium is good for relaxation, especially anxiety accompanied by muscle tension. B-complex vitamins are also important because they are depleted by stress and help the body to handle stress,” says Kiel. Her herbal recommendations include skullcap, hops and milky oat as teas or glycerin-based extracts. “For teenagers, in addition to these three gentle herbs, I recommend kava kava, which can have a significant calming effect without drowsiness.”

Polyvagal Theory Research by Stephen Porges, Ph.D., a professor at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, addresses the importance of the vagus nerve, which runs from the brain through the face and thorax to the abdomen. His polyvagal theory suggests the interconnectedness of emotions, mind and body in both children and adults. This nerve affects all major organs and plays a critical role in anxiety and inflammation. Mindful breathing and

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Essential Oils for Pets How to Use Them Safely by Sandra Murphy

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One thing I’d say is, learn anxious dogs find its ssential oils are derived from all you can before using scent calming. Some vets spray the exam room plant-based oils around pets. with lavender between sources, leading people ~Gary Richter, integrative appointments to calm to equate natural with safe; but that’s not always veterinarian and founder of anxious clients. Sally Morgan, a the case. Knowing how Ultimate Pet Nutrition physical therapist and and when to use oils is advanced certified practitioner of the vital, according to Gary Richter, DVM, an integrative veterinarian and medical director gentle animal bodywork therapy known as Tellington TTouch, sees clients in her of Holistic Veterinary Care, in Oakland, Northampton, Massachusetts, office. “I California. A veterinarian trained in the use of essential oils understands the properties put a drop of a peace and calming blend of each oil, along with its proper dilution and or lavender on the carpet or a pillow,” she application, a subject not generally taught says. “It relaxes the animal and dissipates in traditional veterinary schools; holistic the smells of previous clients. I don’t use medicine requires additional training. diffusers. The odor can be too strong for With proper use under professional their sensitive noses. There’s also a danger guidance, essential oils can be part of a it could spill and be licked up.” larger treatment plan, says Richter. Cats Certified Professional Dog Trainer are generally more sensitive to oils because Knowledge Assessed Kim Paciotti, owner of they don’t metabolize medicine as effiTraining Canines, LLC, based in Statesville, ciently as dogs, he notes. “As one professor North Carolina, finds the scent of green used to tell our veterinary class, ‘Cats are apples relieves anxiety and soothes upset not small dogs, so they can’t be treated as if tummies for dogs and puppies that suffer they are’—always good to remember.” from motion sickness. “Cotton balls placed inside a small container clipped to the Soothing Effects outside of their crates deliver the smell,” she Just as chamomile tea relaxes humans, says. “They don’t have direct contact, but still

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Proceed With Caution Pure essential oils are far too strong to use undiluted, Richter says. Age, physical condition and species are so varied that guessing which oil and how to use it can be dangerous to the pet. “Skin irritation like a hot spot or rash is a relatively minor problem that could benefit from the right essential oil. An open wound requires a veterinary visit,” he says. “Some oils aren’t recommended unless under veterinary guidance. Reactions can range from mere annoyance to toxicity.” Wintergreen, melaleuca, pennyroyal, tea tree and pine oils cause the most reported problems for dogs, according to PetPoisonHelpline.com. Peppermint, cloves, cinnamon and oregano oil also can be quite strong and require educated use, says Richter. An uneven gait, vomiting, diarrhea, drooling and weakness can be symptoms of toxicity, requiring immediate veterinary care to prevent damage to the central nervous system or organ failure. In its fragrance and taste, plants have defense mechanisms to ward off destructive insects or to attract bees and butterflies. Those same properties can help people and animals. The plant’s natural compounds can ward off fungi, bacteria, parasites or inflammation. However, just reading a label isn’t enough to know which oils will work best for these problems. “The Animal Desk Reference II: Essential Oils for Animals, Second Edition, by Melissa Shelton, is a reader-friendly guide,” says Richter. “I touch on the subject in my book The Ultimate Pet Health Guide: Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats, but for deeper study, I recommend Shelton’s book.” “One thing I’d say is, learn all you can before using oils around pets,” Richter says. “There’s not a one-size-fits-all formula for dilution for safe use. There are too many variables with oils and animals.” Be more than a well-meaning pet lover—also be well-educated. Sandra Murphy is a freelance writer in St. Louis, MO. Connect at StLouisFreelanceWriter@mindspring.com.

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Gracing: Really? Tell us, what are three facets about you that would surprise most of us?

Heart-Chat An Interview with The Heart by Lydia Gracing

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he following is a transcript from a recent interview with The Heart, conducted by Lydia Gracing, Joyologist and certified Institute of HeartMath® coach. Imagine the scene: A broadcast studio where the host is seated across form her guest, The Heart—not just any heart, but The Heart who is appearing as a spokesperson of the same heart we all possess.

Lydia Gracing: Hello and Welcome. Today we have a unique guest whom many of you know, either consciously or not. Our guest is known around the globe and has an amazing capacity for knowing trillions of people. Our guest goes by many names, but today we will call her The Heart. Welcome! The Heart: Thank you. What a joy to be here!

Gracing: We all know you in one way or another. But can you tell us about yourself? The Heart: Yes, of course! I’m happy to. I came into being through the union of cells, and I never had to figure out what my purpose was. I’m generally thought of as a muscle that is located left of center in the chest. Even though I’m not the largest muscle, I have the privilege of doing a lot of work. On average, I beat 80 times per minute—that’s 4,800 beats per hour, 115,200 beats per day and more than 42 million per year. So that roughly calculates to over three billion beats by age 75. That’s the mechanical part of me. But there’s more to me than just that! 50

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The Heart: Well, I think this is a cool fact about me. I’m the first organ to form when the body is beginning to develop. As a muscular pump, I have the job of circulating blood. Circulation is what propels the vital nutrients to get to the other organs and systems, so they can develop. Second, I have a complex nervous system that allows me to communicate with the brain. I have 40,000 neurons that sense, feel and remember. I communicate to the brain through those neurons and hormones that travel from the heart to the brain. And third, I’m an electrical organ, and I send signals that are 40–60 times stronger than the brain. Research has shown the electromagnetic field carries at least 2.5 watts of power for every beat of the heart, and that is broadcast all around us. Like a radio signal, each beat is a wave of energy and carries a frequency. That frequency can be positive, like love or appreciation, and it has a positive effect on others. Or the frequency can be negative, like anger or frustration, and it broadcasts off us to be felt by others.

Gracing: Why is that important? The Heart: Because when you feel a certain emotion, you are radiating that feeling out to the people around you—in the workplace, at home, in the grocery store. Everywhere. With advanced equipment, research has shown the heart’s magnetic energy is 5,000 times more powerful than the brain, and can be measured up to six feet away from the body. So the heart is a connective organ that not only communicates to the brain, but to other people and animals too.

Gracing: It sounds like you have a lot of jobs. What do you feel best about? The Heart: I love being in partnership with you. I love when we both are in sync. My purpose is fulfilled when we can create harmony and coherence. Every person has the resource and capacity to experience that “sweet spot” of peace, creativity, clarity of purpose and love. But circumstances often separate us, and we get disconnected which makes me express emotions of sadness, depression or even fear.

Gracing: How do we develop a relationship with our own heart? The Heart: With simple and yet deceptively powerful practices, you and your heart can develop a relationship. If you want to be able to experience more balance, harmony, peace and love in all aspects of your life, you can start with practical practices that were developed by The Institute of HeartMath®. When you learn and use some basic tools, you will empower and potentially transform your life.


We’ve all experienced those times of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, worried or afraid. What if you had a resource at your disposal that could transform those disruptive feelings into a sense of calm and peace? How would your life be enriched? Lydia Gracing is offering a special HeartMath® program called “Building Personal Resilience.” During this five-week program, you will learn how to access your heart’s intelligence to reduce stress, experience more vitality, increase mental clarity and fulfillment. As a group, you and the other participants will learn practical practices to use in your daily lives. The program includes five two-hour group sessions scheduled weekly, a personal HeartMath® guidebook, and a small group breakout with between three and 10 people. This program will take place on the following dates: February 23, March 2, March 9, March 16 and March 23, 2–4 p.m. For more information and to reserve your spot, call 941-373-3944. Lydia Gracing is a Joyologist with a mission to engage others to become their own joyologists. She is a certified Institute of HeartMath Coach®, Angel Intuitive and Energy Medicine Practitioner. She provides intuitive counseling, education and energy therapies to uplift, inspire and heal the heart. To learn more, or to book an appointment or program with Lydia Gracing, contact Four Pillars, call 941-3733955, email Info@FourPillasFlorida.com or visit FourPillarsFlorida.com. Four Pillars is located at 8209 Natures Way, Suite 221, Lakewood Ranch.

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Making Love Last by Emily Courtney

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en Page is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and author of Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy. A relationship, intimacy and dating expert, he has led hundreds of workshops on intimacy and spirituality and taught at Columbia University, the Omega Institute and the Garrison Institute. Page also hosts the Deeper Dating Podcast (DeeperDatingPodcast.com).

What are Core Gifts, and what role do they play in the search for lasting love?

In my decades of work as a psychotherapist and coach, I’ve come to realize again and again that the qualities people feel most embarrassed or awkward about—their deepest insecurities—are some of their greatest gifts. These Core Gifts are like secret parts of ourselves that we often want to hide because we feel so vulnerable around them. But these gifts are where we have the greatest sensitivity and passion; they’re the things we feel and care the most deeply about and the keys to finding someone who really loves us for who we are. When we learn to lead with and cherish our Core Gifts instead of hiding them away, the story of our romantic life completely changes. But the opposite is true, too. Suppressing our gifts is actually an act of 52

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quiet violence against our most authentic self, and it always leads us into situations where we end up feeling diminished or hurt. The degree to which we feel ashamed of those vulnerable parts of ourselves is the degree to which we’re going to be attracted to people who are bad for us.

How can we move past our insecurities to discover and honor our Core Gifts? If you find yourself repeatedly attracted to people who don’t treasure you for who you are, there are Core Gift qualities you haven’t learned to honor. Anywhere you’re insecure, you can ask yourself questions that really change the way you think about yourself. What might be the gift that lies inside this insecurity, and how have I not honored it? Who are the people in my life who have valued my gifts and how did that feel? You can also discover your Core Gifts by asking yourself what sensitivities keep getting stepped on or neglected—those are qualities you haven’t learned to treasure enough yet.

Why is it important to differentiate between what you call Attractions of Inspiration and Attractions of Deprivation? This is perhaps the most important distinction you can make in your search for love.

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Attractions of Deprivation are attractions to people who are only sometimes available to love and treat you well, but you become deeply invested in trying to get them to love you because you’re unconsciously trying to heal old childhood wounds through the relationship. But there are also Attractions of Inspiration; these are people who inspire you by who they are in the world and how they treat you and others. When you start really learning how to honor and lead with your Core Gifts, your attractions change. You’ll start becoming attracted to available people who love you for who you are. Deciding to say no to Attractions of Deprivation to only pursue Attractions of Inspiration is quite simply the most important decision you’ll ever make in your search for healthy love.

What is the Wave of Distancing, and how can it sabotage relationships? The Wave of Distancing is the single greatest saboteur of healthy love that I know of. If you haven’t yet learned to honor your Core Gifts, you’ll want to flee when you meet Attractions of Inspiration who are available and kind. You may begin noticing qualities about them that irritate you and find yourself wanting to leave—this is what I call the Wave. The Wave is fear, because something deep inside you knows that this person could be special, and to open yourself up to and possibly be hurt by a kind person is a very scary thing. So your psyche unconsciously protects you by making you want to flee, and if you don’t understand this, then you may leave what could be a wonderful relationship. If you do understand it, you’ll come to realize that like a wave, it hits hard, but then passes. If you can stick around long enough and just keep enjoying that person throughout the Wave, those feelings will disappear and the attraction will return. Emily Courtney is a freelance health and wellness writer and editor living in northern Colorado. Connect at EmilyCourtneyWrites@gmail.com.


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AMAZING EMBRACE The Healing Power of Hugs by April Thompson

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These behaviors ugs don’t just feel A Primal Need good; they do also turn down our for Connection good. A simple biological response Mata Amritanandamayi, embrace can boost our to stress and may a 65-year-old Indian spirihealth and mood, connect tual leader better known even improve us spiritually and even help as Amma, has hugged mend society. how our immune tens of millions of people Hugs and other types system works. around the world, earning of affectionate touching her the nickname, “the ~Michael Murphy, can provide numerous hugging saint.” benefits in the face of researcher Amma’s tradition of threats or stress, according hugging people grew organically, from hugto Michael Murphy, Ph.D., a researcher ging someone she noticed in distress, to how with the Laboratory for the Study of she receives massive crowds clamoring for Stress, Immunity and Disease at Carnegie one of her loving, compassionate embraces. Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. “The “A hug is a gesture that reveals the research shows that touch behaviors like spiritual truth that, ‘We are not two—we hugs reduce negative responses to threats are one, ’ ” says Swami Amritaswaruand make people feel happier, more secure pananda, one of Amma’s senior disciples. and more supported.” “In today’s world, where people often feel In a study of 404 adults, Carnegie alienated and lonely, a hug can uplift and Mellon researchers looked at how social support and hugs affected participants’ sus- make us feel reconnected to the people and world around us.” ceptibility to the common cold after being Intention is key to the exchange of exposed to the virus. “People experiencing energy that occurs with a hug, says Amrilots of conflict are more likely to get a cold taswarupananda. “What is important is the when exposed to a virus,” says Murphy. sincerity behind the action—the genuine “But individuals who also tend to receive feeling of love and compassion. A simple lots of hugs appear protected from this adglance or mere touch of the hand can have ditional risk.”

that same power to make us feel whole if that genuine, heartfelt connection is there.” Hugs tap into that fundamental human need to belong, says Murphy. “Hugs and other forms of affectionate touch act as powerful reminders that we belong. “These behaviors also turn down our biological response to stress and may even improve how our immune system works.” For example, researchers think that touching might trigger our body to release oxytocin, a hormone that can reduce fear and improve social bonding, Murphy notes. Hugs and the associated oxytocin release can have powerful ripple effects in the body, decreasing heart rate and levels of stress hormones cortisol and norepinephrine, along with improving immune function and pain tolerance. Oxytocin can also trigger the release of feel-good hormones like serotonin and dopamine.

Bridging Divides With a Hug While Murphy cautions that the jury is out on the effects of hugs on strangers, as most research has been done on embraces between loved ones, Ken Nwadike, Jr. has built a national campaign around the concept. Known as the “free hugs guy”, the former competitive runner began offering up hugs during the 2014 Boston Marathon, the year after the deadly bombing. Nwadike has since brought the Free Hugs Project to more divisive spaces, from political rallies to protests, offering hugs to all to spread love and inspire change. The Los Angeles activist’s all-embracing hugs are a symbol of unconditional love, respect and unity at a time when tensions and political divisions are running high. For Nwadike, hugs are a way of de-escalating conflict and mending the human divide. “Communities are divided because of fear, hatred and misunderstanding. Starting the conversation with kindness, rather than hatred, will get us a lot further,” he says. Consent is always important, and not everyone appreciates an unsolicited hug. But like compliments, hugs are free to give and usually well received. As humans, we bear arms that were built not to harm, but to heal. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, of Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com. February 2019

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Time is On My Side by Juliette Jones “Time always moves; no force can stop that. It is quite a mystery. So we have to go according to time movement. What we can do is to use time meaningfully minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day week by week, month by month, year by year, decade by decade…This is how our whole life becomes something meaningful. Whether or not you accept or believe in life after death, it is important that life is lived meaningfully.” —Dalai Lama

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he ancient texts of India (fifth century BCE) identified four stages of human life which are still widely recognized in modern Hindu society. These four stages, known as Ashramas, offer a template that encompasses both the practical and spiritual evolution of an individual in a socially embedded context to form a foundation for the understanding of human and cosmic norms. Although this ancient system is far removed from the modern West in time and cultural context, it resonates a universal wisdom lacking in our present social order where the society is charged with institutional uncertainty, upended ethical conduct and confusion. It should be noted, the Ashrama life cycle system arose from a spiritual culture founded on the internal observation of cosmic law and the achievement of Dharma, an experience of human life within the eternal and inherent nature of reality. Each stage of life (Ashrama) was originally determined on the basis of what was considered the ideal, and then structured to accommodate a 100-year lifespan. Young adults had flexibility in determining which of the other Ashramas that would be pursued. In brief, the stages can be summarized as follows:

a future profession, responsibilities to family, and social and religious life. This stage included a one-to-one relationship with a wisdom teacher. 2. Grihastha (The Householder): This was a period that began at marriage, wherein a person undertook the responsibilities both family and professional life, inclusive of material pursuits and pleasures. This stage lasted until around the ages of 50 or 60. 3. Vanaprastha (The Retreat): This was a process of gradual withdrawal from the active social order. One’s children had established lives of their own. Retirement occurred, and one began to renounce their physical pleasures. The individual adopted a more solitary lifestyle, focused on prayer, meditation and spiritual disciplines. At this stage, one assumed the role

of elder and teacher on behalf of the family and community. 4. Sannyasa: This stage is least familiar to our Western material culture. The previous stages all served many purposes, but during this time, worldly cares were completely released, and one’s entire life path was devoted to spiritual evolution and a focus on Divine Presence. When physical death occurred, the funeral ceremonies were performed by heirs. In my present life cycle (age 71), I have started to witness myself emerging into an eldership role, and it is fascinating to experience the collective unfoldment of the preceding life cycles which are demonstrating through the appearance of circumstances, people and eventualities. In my own life, the student cycle lasted well into my 40’s, and I basically skipped the conventional householder cycle. In our society, the standard dictionary definition of the word elder is strictly related to the aging process such as a senior

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citizen or person of advanced age. In my view, however, this is only the external expression of eldership. The internal component is more grounded in what we have done with our time on earth, especially the drive toward self-actualization. In other words, this revolves around the practice of maximizing one’s potential and striving for the best one is capable of doing in previous cycles—in terms of both practical accomplishments and spiritual evolution. Most people in the modern West do not even come close to embracing the Sannyasa cycle. Our material culture is not spiritually structured. Our goals remain primarily material. Our diets, fast-paced living, education systems, concepts of community and other social institutions do not support the goal of spiritual realization. We are a modern hunting and gathering culture, and those who become old are often cast aside. Aging simply brings about vulnerability, loss of identity, and the fear of uselessness and abandonment. When I was in clinical training for the chaplaincy, one of my fellow students from rural South America was shocked to see the way elders are warehoused in the modern world. He told me that, as a child, he envied his grandfather and couldn’t wait to become old because his grandfather, the eldest male, had become the centerpiece of family life, and was treated with great honor and respect.


Of interest was an article I once read in Fate Magazine, citing a culture that was reported to have some of the oldest living people on planet earth. These elders were cared for in a sacred manner, and people gathered to meditate in their presence, understanding that unusually powerful spiritual energies can be embodied in the old, and this indeed was the purpose of becoming as old as possible. Goal of Spiritual Evolution In the modern West, most people don’t embrace conscious awareness of the goals of human life with the objective of realizing the Sannyasa cycle. But if one has followed a life path of having found their core strengths, abided in their center and discovered a practical way to live in the world—while at the same time, satisfying and honoring their inherent creative gifts—the universe starts to use what they have gathered. So in a sense, one becomes the harvest. The Cosmic Questions: Who Am I? What Am I Doing Here? Where Am I going? Finding and following this life path starts with the deepest sort of desire to find the answers to cosmic questions and eventual attainment of a level of self-knowing not found in mainstream circles. This journey is often fraught with mighty difficulties and challenges. But if accomplished, it leaves the door open to a deeper understanding of reality. For the person who has accomplished this, life holds profound meaning, a fulfillment of purpose and a path

leading to spiritual liberation. All of these benefits will result as a consequence of what the universe—not the ego—will arrange. The Fruits of the Golden Years More frequently, I find myself living out of a meditative state in deep relaxation—a natural disengagement from the surface mind, while still abiding in the body. My sense of the real self has become larger, somehow connected with the Infinite. I no longer need many possessions, and I find pleasure in giving items away and arranging for what will happen when I drop the body. There is a decreased amount of fear in facing unknowns due to growth in self-realization. Despite challenges or external social problems, I tend to find enjoyment and gratitude for life as it unfolds. Dream of Dying --- An Event Horizon Not long ago, I dreamed that I was dying. I wasn’t afraid because I was being guided from within. First, I had to release my possessions—not a particularly difficult experience as I watched them all fall away. Next, I was told to relinquish my physical body. Again, this wasn’t too difficult, as I had done that so many times in sleep and meditation. In fact, it felt liberating, like taking off an old, worn out robe. Finally, my emotions and my mind were released in rapid order. So what happened next? The experience of pure blissful awareness! But not for long, as I soon found myself back in the body. It’s not my time yet—I still have work to finish.

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An Alternative to Opioids for Neck Pain

by Brandon Fuller, A.P.

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any Americans spend the majority of their lives in pain, as we have seen in our daily news. The top headlines generally read “Opioid Epidemic” or “Pain Medication” which, in turn, are causing many individuals to question their conventional treatments to pain. Alternatives such as acupuncture have now become the mainstream for pain management and reduction. Even hospitals are adopting a non-pharmacological approach as the first option. One of the most common forms of pain is in the neck, upper back and shoulders. Almost everyone will experience some neck pain or stiffness during their lifetime. Individuals who perform manual labor, for instance, have shown more symptoms than office workers. A person’s age bracket and medical history are also contributing factors. People who are required to perform repetitive tasks such as with their upper extremities (lifting), or who undertake prolonged periods of sitting such as at an office desk, with their heads in a flexed position, are at an even higher risk of developing neck pain. The neck is the bridge between the head and the body, and it must be strong enough to support the weight of the head (which is about one-tenth of the entire body weight). It also needs to be flexible, as the eyes, ears, nose and mouth require the head to make rapid and accurate move-

ments. But due to the issue of stability created around the base of the neck leading to the thoracic area, pain is commonly felt in the neck. Since tension in the thoracic spine can impact the neck, practitioners often treat the upper back too while addressing the neck. Another common feature of the neck, upper back and shoulder pain is mental stress. Stress in itself is not problematic. Some stress is needed for the body to function correctly, as well as to mentally stimulate and motivate people into action. But problems occur when individuals resist taking time to relax and rebuild which leads to the possibility of permanent damage. Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been around for thousands of years. Sterile, single use, filiform needles (about the size of a hair) are placed on specific points which trigger impulses that tell the body to increase response to an area or decrease inflammation of the area. As more research is conducted on acupuncture, we are finding that more and more conditions can be treated without the need for conventional medicines. One such study has shown that acupuncture releases endorphins throughout the body, giving the individuals euphoric sensations. Studies also demonstrate acupuncture to be effective in relieving neck pain, particularly caused by whiplash or

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trauma. Moreover, studies suggest acupuncture can treat a wide variety of degenerative neck disorders such as ankylosing spondylosis and cervical spondylosis. Acupuncture has offered hope for many patients whose medical conditions could not be treated using conventional approaches. Acupuncture works to deeply relax the muscles in the neck and shoulders, reducing inflammation and balancing the nervous system which, in turn, helps to reduce pain, leading to an increased period of relief even after the treatment and course of treatments have finished. Acupressure and herbal medicine are often used in conjunction with acupuncture for a multiplicity of pain issues including neck pain. Applying acupressure or acupuncture to the cervical muscles can reduce spasms, increase healthy blood flow to the area, and lessen overall pain, leading to a relaxed state and an intensified sense of well-being. Contingent on the patient’s condition, herbal products can often be used to improve circulation and blood flow, further increasing the healing time and reduction of muscle contraction. At East West College of Natural Medicine, located at 3808 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, we not only teach classes, but offer a professional clinic and herbal pharmacy that features more than 400 raw herbs and numerous patent formulas. The raw herbs are carefully selected to guarantee they are organically grown and free of pesticides and preservatives. All students are trained in the herbal dispensary, working with patients to assess, prescribe and prepare formulas under the supervision of our resident pharmacist. For more information, call 941-355-9080, text 941-254-2554 or visit EWCollege.edu.

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Finding Your “Blue Zone” for Health, Healing and Happiness Dr. Cecelia Hill, DOM, AP, CCT

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id you know that researchers have been looking for the healthiest places in the world to live? These locations have been labeled “Blue Zones,” and they are where people achieve measurably longer lives. Two noteworthy books of interest have been written on the subject, titled The Blue Zones: 9 lessons for Living Longer by Dan Buettner and Healthy at 100 by John Robbins. So where are some of these well-documented sites, and what does it mean to be well-documented? This refers to proving a person’s identity and verifying their date of birth with local records, so it is absolutely certain the centenarian who lives there is, in fact, a centenarian. Some of the most notable sites where these people live are the Hunza Valley, Pakistan; Vilcabama, Ecuador, and Okinawa, Japan. How can you create your own personal “Blue Zone” right here in Southwest Florida? It is not left to physicians or scientists to halt or reverse the aging process. This is in your hands, and you can create your own Shangri La by applying what has

been studied about these “Blue Zones” and start implementing healthy changes now. The main difference between a Blue Zone diet and a Standard American Diet (SAD) is the Blue Zone cultures eat no refined sugar or carbohydrates. Instead, they consume locally grown vegetables in season, and incorporate healing foods like turmeric, ginger or oregano, and superfoods like acai or maca into their diets naturally. Vegetables have a prominent role in the Hunza diet, for instance—particularly mustard greens, spinach or lettuce, root vegetables like carrots, turnips, potatoes or radishes, and beans, chickpeas, lentils or sprouted legumes. In addition, they use herbs for both culinary and medicinal purposes such as mint and thyme. A large part of their diet is also eaten uncooked. Vegetables in season are picked just prior to consumption, and are almost always raw. Fresh corn on the cob is never cooked. It is a rare meal that does not contain flaxseed freshly ground and eaten uncooked. No single food item creates disease and no single food cures it either. Start looking at your diet and lifestyle as a whole to assess the results you want to achieve. If you have IBS or digestive issues you could use a VitaMIx or blender to make this more workable. Here are the top five secrets for longevity and anti-aging from Healthy at 100: 1. Eat many colors. Foods’ natural colors are not just treats for the eye but also signs of important nutrients such antioxidants. 2. Eat raw vegetables and nuts instead of salty chips. 3. For the fat in your diet, eat walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, avocados, and other nuts or seeds. 4. Avoid trans fatty acids, margarine, vegetable shortening, commercial pas-

tries, deep-fried foods, and prepared snacks or convenience items. 5. Don’t pollute your body. Evaluate your kitchen cupboard and eliminate any food products that no long serve your potential to be radiantly fit and healthy. Don’t overeat either. In addition, daily exercise is an integral part of life and has a major role in the anti-aging process. There is an expression in Vilcabamba that each of us has two “doctors,” the left leg and the right leg. The Blue Zone cultures have traditional exercise that involves movement and mediation. This addresses the mind-body connection which is essential to wellness. So here are six more pointers to create a personal Blue Zone for yourself in Southwest Florida: 1. Eat an organic and nutrient-dense diet, comprised of mostly raw foods. 2. Minimize stress with yoga and meditation, or simply turn off the news. 3. Exercise daily and remain active. Daily walks appear to reduce your risk of heart disease and certain forms of cancer. 4. Cultivate friendships and meaningful relationships. 5. Find a sense of purpose in your life. Successful centenarians feel needed and want to contribute toward the greater good. 6. Take time to rest and fast occasionally. 7. Drink fresh herbal teas made from peppermint, oregano, rosemary, chamomile or sage, and consume healing foods like fresh turmeric, ginger and garlic. This helps the body to detoxify on a regular basis. 8. This coming year, be proactive in caring for your own health. And with that goal in mind, at Sandhill Healing Center, we look forward to helping you maximize wellness through acupuncture, Chinese herbals, thermography, nutrition and massage. Dr. Cecelia “Cheech” Hill is the owner of Sandhill Healing Center. Her practice is located at 24901 Sandhill Blvd Suite 8, Port Charlotte. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 941-235-8929 or visit our SHH.ABMP.com February 2019

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meditation, dreams and angels, along with how to achieve guidance using each. We see that peace, calm and happiness will result if we follow specific rules for making a decision. The information comes from the Edgar Cayce Readings and from the book entitled A Course In Miracles. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-3719333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Shamanic Healing with Eric – 11am-7pm. 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. How to Make Spiritual Decisions Presented by Ed Foote - 7pm. This talk examines how to make decisions in life based on spiritual principles and gives specific ways to do this. Included are the various sources of spiritual guidance, including prayer,

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Psychic Saturday – 10:30am-1pm. Readings and Healings. 15-minute readings $20. Vibrational Healing, Love Donation. Gift certificates available. Sarasota Center of Light. 852 S Tuttle Ave. 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com.  Philosophy-Inspiration & Mediumship - 3-5pm. With visiting international mediums Al and Geoff Potts. Join these two wonderful and experienced mediums as they share their extensive insight into the philosophy and inspiration of mediumship.  Learn to more clearly and accurately connect and communicate with Spirit in this informative and experiential workshop. $30. Davis Hall, 941-9536620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 ECK Light and Sound Service – 11am-noon. Create Blessings from Hardships. Your state of consciousness governs your satisfaction or unhappiness with life. It’s up to you and you alone, and no other. New Loc - LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 812 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte, 941-358-0325, Meetup. com/EckankarInSarasota.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 ECKANKAR Center and Reading Room of

Sarasota Open - 11am-1pm. An opportunity to browse and select from the lending library and free materials, and to have spiritual conversation with the hosts. 3650F Webber St. Sarasota, 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota Guided Angel Meditation – 6:45-8:15pm, Feb 4th and 18th. First and third Monday nights, after Betsy’s Slow Flow Yoga Class, Onya will lead her guided meditation circle! She has recently relocated from Sedona, Arizona. She will be teaching us how to do a guided meditation to connect with your angels and clear your chakras. During the meditation you will be able to receive intuitive messages and guidance just for you. The more you practice this meditation, the more you will be able to open your intuition. Don’t miss this fun evening and great opportunity to learn with Onya. $20. Private 15-minute intuitive messages will be offered afterwards for $35. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Ste 221, 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955, FourPillarsFlorida.com. 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, FEBRUARY 5 Chair Yoga - 9:30am. Great for Seniors! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. It is in the process of being recognized formally as a type of yoga distinct from other types, such as Iyengar Yoga or Ashtanga yoga. Often the poses, or Asanas, are often adaptations of Hatha yoga poses. Accepting new students. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening

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for the heart-body-mind. All ages and experiences welcome. $10. 941-822-0263. “What’s Up in 2019? An Overview of Our New Year Thru the Stars!” - 6:30-8:30pm. With Catherine Rosenbaum. What’s up in the psychic airwaves? We begin the year with many messages in the stars, and a road map for each one of us to follow for maximum results. We will review our personal charts and go over the Collective New Year Charts. Please pre-register so we can get your birth data and have charts ready at the door. $35/Advance. Elysian Fields, 1273 S Tamiami Trail @ Midtown Plaza, Sarasota, 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Super Value Nutrition Storewide Sale! - Everything in store is on sale at both Super Value Nutrition locations! Live demos, free samples and Live Blood Analysis! Questions? Call 941-342-1908, 5842 Bee Ridge Rd or or 941-366-1997, 2163 Siesta Drive location. SuperValueNutrition.com.

success, and your compatibility with others. $20. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Ste 221, 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955, FourPillarsFlorida.com. EFT Tapping Class - 7-8:30. Learn a simple, effective technique to transform your life! Release those unwanted emotions that tie you to the past! $15. Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Rd. Contact Vivie Bishop, 928-301-0717. Out of Body (OBE) & Near Death Experience (NDE) – 7-8:30pm. Support Group- An out-of-body experience (OBE) typically involves a sensation of floating or traveling outside one’s body. A neardeath experience (NDE) an occurrence in which a person comes very close to dying and has memories of a spiritual experience, during the time when death was near. Facilitated by Tatiana Huguenin, who is a physician who understands the scientific approach to these phenomena. $5. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.

“Crystal Grids” Class with Rod Pettit- 6:308:30pm. A crystal grid is a group of crystals placed together to work for a common purpose. By placing the crystals in a precise geometric pattern, the energies become focused and directed. The placement of the stones as well as their properties creates a strong energetic field that can be used to amplify and enhance your intention. Among many other things, Rod will take you through the process of making your own crystal grid. $40/advance. Elysian Fields, 1273 S Tamiami Trail @ Midtown Plaza, Sarasota, 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.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.

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.

Super Value Nutrition CBD SALE! – 11am-4pm. The 5842 Bee Ridge Road location will be having a CBD Event! Representatives from Provida and Functional Remedies will be onsite to answer any questions you have about CBD w/Dr. John Mauriello. Super Value Nutrition, 5842 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, 941-342-1908, SuperValueNutrition.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 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. FREE Medical 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! This event is sponsored by Trulieve & Surterra, which are local dispensaries in the area. Take advantage of a FREE 30-minute massage or 30-minute facial when you book your cannabis consultation. Call to register 941-217-6828. Point Lumineux, 2206 Jo An Drive Suite 4, Sarasota, PointLumineux.com. Couples Name Readings – 7-8:30pm. Led by Onya. Come discover your compatibility based upon the letters of your names! Onya is a certified Name Reader from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. She has been doing name readings for individuals, businesses, and couples for years in Sedona, AZ. Just as the letters of your name, date, time, and location of birth affects your life through numerology, the letter’s chosen for your name impact your personality, your life path, your career

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Dr. John Mauriello, a Holistic Alternative Health Coach and Qualified Medical Marijuana Ordering Physician – 11am-4pm. John will be at Super Value Nutrition to educate and answer any questions you have about CBD. Super Value Nutrition, 5842 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, 941-342-1908, SuperValueNutrition.com Shamanic Healing with Eric – 11am-7pm. 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. Couples Yoga - 6-7:15pm. Led by Caryn Patterson. Do something different and fun Friday night! First, we will stretch, breath, exercise, and burn calories.

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The poses are designed for couples/partners. Afterwards, still time for a dinner date at one of the great restaurants in our plaza. Caryn Patterson has been passionate about healthy eating her entire life and is the Yoga Director at Four Pillars. $16 (yoga packages available). Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Ste 221, 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955, FourPillarsFlorida.com. Harmonize Your BE-ing Guided 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, quiet mind, pain relief, and more. Register by 4pm, February 8. $18/session; $60/5 sessions prepay. Cash or check. Suncoast Jin Shin Jyutsu, 820 Central Ave, Sarasota. Contact: Michelle 941-228-2972, Michelle@Suncoastjsj.com, Suncoastjsj.com Free Neck and Shoulders, Introduction to The Feldenkrais Method® and TOUCH TO INFORM Seminars – 6:30-8:30pm. With Bonnie K, M.A., Feldenkrais® Practitioner. At Ionie’s. $32. 941.587.4535 To register or further information, 941-587-4535, Feldenkraisinsarasota.com/event/ walking-engine-weekend/ “Tantra Awakening to Love of Self!” With Lucia Gabriela - 6:30-9:30pm. Tantra invites us to explore deep within ourselves. It is a path to awakening self-love and a path that guides us how to love others. When self-love is dominant in our lives, our relationships with our loved ones are deep connections at an energetic and soul level. Tantra teachings and experiences enhance intimacy and sexuality. Join us for an evening of self-love, an introduction and initiation to explore, discover, and awaken the gracious lover you are and are meant to be. $50/advance. Elysian Fields, 1273 S Tamiami Trail @ Midtown Plaza, Sarasota, 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Finding and Living Your Spiritual Ideal with Ed Foote – 7pm. One of the most important things a person can do in life is to clarify a Spiritual Ideal, because it provides a pattern for living one’s life. This inspirational presentation looks at what Edgar Cayce said about Ideals, and how each of us can go about determining our Spiritual, Mental and Physical Ideals. If a person practices the steps outlined here, meaningful direction for the benefit of life will result. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com. Light Circle with Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer® - 7-9pm. Join us for an uplifting and inspiring evening of spirit communication with Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer. Mark will connect members of the Light Circle with loved ones in spirit. This 90-minute event is followed by book signing and photo op. Facilitated by Mark Anthony. Mark Anthony is a world-renowned fourth generation psychic medium, an Oxford-educated attorney, regularly seen on network television and major talk radio, and the author of Never Letting Go and Evidence of Eternity. $195.00 (limited to 10 people). Order online, TheSpiritU.com. The Spirit University 373 Braden Ave. Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Dances of Ecstasy Movie Night Part 1 – 7-9pm. Journey through trance dances found in cultures all around the world. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film. On March 8th, there will be a screening of part 2 of the film, including a dance-along workshop. This is perfect for anyone interested in dance, trance, and the cultural unification of spirituality. Facilitated by Lynn Cat Neal. $5 suggested donation. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Your Walking Engine, Discover your Diagonals, A TOUCH TO INFORM Seminar – 9:30am-5pm. With BonnieK, Feldenkrais Practitioner®. Learn to Walk from your TORSO in an efficient, easy manner. At Ionie’s. To Register - further information, 941-360-2248, Feldenkraisinsarasota.com/event/ walking/weekend/ Experience HU, the Sound of Soul – 11am-noon. Chanting HU can bring you peace, calm, and harmony, 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.Visit Eckankarblog.org/sound-of-soul for a video and further explanation of the Sound of Soul. Jacaranda Library, Meeting Rm, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice, 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota. CMF Eternal Love Psychic Fair - 11am-4pm. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, come and learn what 2019 has in store for you. Relax in this spiritual oasis. Experienced mediums available for 15 min. reading/$20 donation. Plus, crystal bowl healer/ reader, numerologist, Oracle/Tarot card readers and healers working at 15 min/$20. Spirit Drawings for $35. Also, pendulums, homemade essential oil health blends and crafts plus other hand-made gifts for sale. Come for the fun and to benefit from any one or several of the services offered. Center for Metaphysical Fellowship, 2044 Bispham Rd. Sarasota, 941-266-8435, CMFSarasota.org, Facebook is CMF of Sarasota.  Romanticism Throughout the Ages - 2:30 pm. Romanticism throughout the ages features worldrenowned virtuoso Eleonora Lvov playing music from Chopin to Gershwin with incomparable elegance, passion and tenderness. Experience romance, poetry and spirituality of great piano music. Free. Selby Library, 1331 1st St, Sarasota, 941-358-0235, EleonoraLvov.com. An Evening of Spirit Communication with Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer® - 7-9pm. Join us for an uplifting and inspiring presentation by Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer. This event is for anyone open to the concept that life is eternal and that it is possible to communicate with our loved ones on “the Other Side.” Mark will connect random audience members with loved ones in spirit. Book signing directly after the spirit communication. Mark Anthony is a world-renowned fourth generation psychic medium, an Oxford-educated attorney, regularly seen on network television and major talk radio, and the author of Never Letting Go and Evidence of Eternity. $45/prepaid, $50/ATD. Order online, TheSpiritU.com. The Spirit University 373 Braden Ave. Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Point Lumineux Valentine’s Day Special - Monday, February 11th - Friday, February 15th. ALL WEEK LONG! (running the entire week). 25% off CoolSculpting, Radio Frequency, IPL Hair Removal, IPL Skin Pigmentation. Other specials - $9 per unit of Botox, $450 syringe of filler, free facial with purchase. Discounts are also available for prepurchase. Point Lumineux, 2206 Jo An Drive Suite 4, Sarasota, 941-217-6828, PointLumineux.com. Guided Hypnosis - 11:30am-12:30pm, the 11th and 28th. Led by Shana Rosenthal, Certified Consulting Hypnotist. Come and relax like you have never felt before; power your intentions deep into your subconscious mind and set yourself up for an amazing week. This group session is typically offered

2x a month at Four Pillars and is enhanced with Aromatherapy. $20. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Ste 221, 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955, FourPillarsFlorida.com. Where Do You Go When You Have More Questions Than Answers? The Pub, of Course! – 6:308pm. Share spiritual ideas and great conversation. Unity of Sarasota’s Pub Theology meets at the Pub 32 Gastropub, 8383 S Tamiami Trail. UnityOfSarasota.org Meaning and Development of Spirit Circles – 7-9pm. With Carolan Carey. The word “circle” conjures up all sorts of images; mysterious, nightmarish and downright false. Understand what a true spirit circle is and how to produce spiritual development you can be proud of. We will discuss the logistics, parameters and responsibilities of the circle leader and the participants.  Let’s discover what spirit has in store for you and make your circle both spiritual and successful! $20. Learning Center, 941-9536620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com. 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, FEBRUARY 12 Chair Yoga - 9:30am. Great for Seniors! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. It is in the process of being recognized formally as a type of yoga distinct from other types, such as Iyengar Yoga or Ashtanga yoga. Often the poses, or Asanas, are often adaptations of Hatha yoga poses. Accepting new students. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the heart-body-mind. All ages and experiences welcome. $10. 941-822-0263. Remote Viewing – 6-8pm. In this workshop, we will focus on the techniques available to develop remote reviewing abilities. You don’t have to be a seasoned psychic to develop this ability. In the second half of this workshop, we will apply the techniques learned in a practice session. Remote viewing is a mental faculty that allows a person to describe or give details about a target that is inaccessible to normal senses due to distance or time. Facilitated by Shirley Smolko. $20. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Monthly Anchoring Light Channeled Meditation Charlotte County - 6:45pm. EVERY 2ND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH - Serving the Ascension of our planet with the Ascended Realms as Anchors of Light since July 16, 2007! Love offering. Port Charlotte Beach Park, Room A, Port Charlotte. CCOSL.com. The Loving Relationships Training – 7-9pm. Interactive processes for loving exchange. The art of affirmations for self-esteem. The red-hot share. Acknowledging and appreciating. A total immersion in love. Facilitated by Divya Melissa Schnirring. $25. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Alternative Pain Management Seminar - 4-6pm. Join Dr. Boyle to discuss benefits and uses of Medical Marijuana; a complimentary event. Nia Clinic Medspa, 5250 17th street unit 106, 941-203-5347, NiaClinicMedspa.com.

“Light Language and Angelic Messages!” Workshop with Lara Jaye - 6:30-8:30pm. This is not a language that is understood at the physical level however our soul soak’s up the words and the codes it contains allowing for profound healing and transformation. Learn what it is and how it can help take away your pain, lose weight, lower their stress, get over addictions, and more. $35/advance. Elysian Fields, 1273 S Tamiami Trail @ Midtown Plaza, Sarasota, 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.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, FEBRUARY 14 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. Initiation Through the Platinum Ray of Divine Union - A Calling to our Divine Counterpart and the Balancing and Healing our own Masculine and Feminine Selves – 7-9pm. Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Sharon-Elizabeth James. The Divine Chapel of Love. $10. To register contact Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-8220263, CCOSL.com. Thai Massage Workshop - 7–9pm. Led by Michael Fox and Eva Marie. Celebrate the holiday of love by sharing gifts of compassionate touch through the sacred art of Thai massage. Michael and Eva, two Thai bodywork enthusiasts, we will be focusing on unconditional loving kindness, while learning special Thai massage sequences that are perfect for our loved ones. By observing and practicing this beautiful, healing art form you and your partner will waltz out of this workshop refreshed and full of love! Wear loose fitting/comfy clothing that you can stretch, breath and melt in! Mats are provided. $35/person. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Ste 221, 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955, FourPillarsFlorida.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, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Shamanic Healing with Eric – 11am-7pm. 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.

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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. Gallery by Advanced Student Mediums – 7-9pm. 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, Facebook is CMF of Sarasota. How to Achieve Abundance in Your Life with Ed Foote -7pm. The topic is thoroughly examined from the perspective of the Edgar Cayce Readings and from the book entitled A Course In Miracles. Included are the secret of the Law of Abundance, the four Attitudes of Abundance, the principles of Giving and Receiving, and the spiritual requirements for giving a gift. The talk includes a variety of ways that we can employ spiritual practices in order to achieve Abundance. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 A-HA! Holistic Health Expo – 11-6pm. Our Expo is a transformational conference designed to address the whole person and key aspects of total wellness and energy healing. It explores achieving good health and how to improve and care for your body, mind and spirit - the WHOLE YOU. Informative seminars including healing, health, physical and emotional support, intuition, and additional topics you won’t want to miss! $10 (admission & conferences). Additional tickets required for Eben Alexander MD. The Bradenton Convention Center, 1 Haben Boulevard Palmetto, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Experience HU, the Sound of Soul –11am-noon. Chanting HU can bring you peace, calm, and harmony, 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. Visit Eckankarblog.org/sound-of-soul for a video and further explanation of the Sound of Soul. ECKANKAR Center and Reading Room, 3650F Webber St. Sarasota, 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/ EckankarInSarasota. Enoch Study Group – 3-5pm. With Kim Converse. We will explore how Enoch works directly with the spiritual truths of our past, present and future. Through music, sacred expressions, higher education and prayer, we will develop a deeper understanding of our cosmic birthright and our ability to co-participate with our spiritual counterparts connected with the Divine. $7. If you are new to the Study of Enoch please contact 615-243-2332, CCOSL.com for information.

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A-HA! Holistic Health Expo – 11-6pm. Our Expo is a transformational conference designed to address the whole person and key aspects of total wellness and energy healing. It explores achieving good health and how to improve and care for your body, mind and spirit - the WHOLE YOU. Informative seminars including healing, health, physical and emotional support, intuition, and additional topics you won’t want to miss! $10 (admission & conferences). Additional tickets required for Eben Alexander MD. The Bradenton Convention Center, 1 Haben Boulevard Palmetto, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.

ECKANKAR Center and Reading Room of Sarasota Open - 11am-1pm. An opportunity to browse and select from the lending library and free materials, and to have spiritual conversation with the hosts. 3650F Webber St. Sarasota, 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota

Psychic Fair – 12-3pm. Experienced Mediums, Psychics, Tarot Readers. Spirit Journey Metaphysical Church, 2206 Jo An Drive, Sarasota, 973-6707232, SpiritJourney.org

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.

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Yoga Nidra – 2-3pm.With Julie Klutinoty. Yoga Nidra journeys you to a higher level of consciousness. Come benefit the therapeutic effects of Dead Sea Salt as you experience a profound sense of deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra has been proven to relieve anxiety & stabilize blood sugar and used internationally to treat PTSD and other stress disorders. $25. Space is limited; bring a blanket. In the Salt Room at Fusion Therapy, 7069 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 941-921-7900, FusionTherapySarasota.com.

Chair Yoga - 9:30am. Great for Seniors! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. It is in the process of being recognized formally as a type of yoga distinct from other types, such as Iyengar Yoga or Ashtanga yoga. Often the poses, or Asanas, are often adaptations of Hatha yoga poses. Accepting new students. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the heart-body-mind. All ages and experiences welcome. $10. 941-822-0263.

Revitalize Your BE-ing Class - 1pm-5pm. Spleen Function Energy is  key to physical, mental & emotional vitality; the immune system; breast wellness; and, so much more. Get to know more about yourself & your body’s innate healing wisdom. Discover how to support your  spleen function energy with hands-on energy harmonizing holds & sequences. Pay by February 8 for Early Bird Rate of $72, $80 after February 8. Last day to register is February 14. Location: Suncoast Jin Shin Jyutsu, 820 Central Avenue, Sarasota. Contact Michelle at 941-228-2972, Michelle@SunCoastJSJ.com, SuncoastJSJ.com

“I Speak with Animals!” Workshop with Kathy Zablatzky - 6:30-8:30pm. Have you ever wanted to know what your beloved pets think, or hear what they want to tell you? Kathy is a UK based professional Animal Communicator. In her class you will learn how to open the lines of communication with your beloved animals. You’ll have a practical session with an animal teacher and communicate with one of your own pets. Bring a photo of your pet (cell phone pics are fine) and 3 questions you would like to ask them. $35/Advance. Elysian Fields, 1273 S Tamiami Trail @ Midtown Plaza, Sarasota, 941361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com.

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classifieds SERVICES HOUSECLEANING. Enjoy your free time and let us do what we do best: Housecleaning to your healthy satisfaction. Call Paula for a free estimate 941-320-4052. NORTH PORT PSYCHIC HYPNOTIST. Lose weight, conquer fears, view past lives. Enjoy chakra clearing, psychic answers. Rev. Lois Cheney, Sarasota-Psychic-Medium.com, 928-300-2030 PRIVATE YOGA SESSION AND ACUPUNCTURE. Pamper your body, mind and spirit with a Private Yoga Session with Jamie Coffey followed by an Acupuncture Session with Angela Rauter! $140 per individual/ $240 per couple. Email Jamie Jamie@BeHummingBird.com or Angela at FivePetalHealing@gmail.com to learn more.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WELLNESS ROOM FOR RENT. In established wellness center. Clean room in tranquil setting. Downtown Sarasota. $450 per month. Utilities included. Call Patricia 941-356-7768. WELLNESS ROOM FOR RENT. In established wellness center. Clean room in tranquil setting. Downtown Sarasota. $600 per month. Utilities included. Call Patricia 941-356-7768

Furthering Your Development of Mediumship – 7:30-9:30. With visiting NY medium Richard Schoeller. Mediumship is a dynamic process of communication. As mediums we need to work in active-reactive dialogue to help ourselves become clearer with and for Spirit. In this workshop Richard will work with the students in helping them to become more active and reactive to the communication process. $30. Davis Hall, 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 ECK Wisdom on Spiritual Freedom – 6-7pm. What Is the Secret of True Freedom? Are you everything you want to be? You came into this life to spread your wings and live in freedom– heart, mind, and Soul! We will be discussing various tools described in the new book ECK Wisdom on Spiritual Freedom, which will be given as a free gift to attendees. ECKANKAR Center and Reading Room, 3650 F Webber St., Sarasota, 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota. EFT Tapping for Success Class - 6-7:30. Learn a simple, effective technique to create success and joy in your life. Through EFT, you will eliminate old, limiting patterns and emotions that are holding you back from achieving your dreams. $20. Wild Ginger Apothecary, contactVivie Bishop 928-301-0717.


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. FREE Reiki Intro Workshop - 6:30pm. What is Reiki? Come experience it. We will answer your questions and then provide a group Reiki healing experience. Donations accepted but not expected. Led by Kelly Stewart at Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd. B-108, StarLightworker.com. RSVP appreciated by text/call 941-322-7284.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification® Training – 8am-8pm, February 21-24. Described as a user manual for your conscious and unconscious mind, Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) is used by many successful people today. NLP offers the most effective tools for achieving maximum results. Training located at the Residence Inn by Marriott, Northpointe. Save $50 with promo code NATURALFLORIDA. EmpowermentPartnership.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. Round Table for Your Business – 12:30-1:30pm. This is a business luncheon and discussion, hosted by The Spirit University and Whole You Magazine, to explore possible business solutions for growth, company exposure, and out of the box ideas! Your host will be Chris Slaney who holds a master’s degree in hospitality. He will present these possibilities with you. Each month will have a different topic of discussion that is designed to enhance your business. Facilitated by Chris Slaney. Perkin’s Restaurant, 6023 14th St W, Bradenton, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Inspired Journey Together – 2-4pm. Come share your story or ask questions and inspire others! Bond with like-minded people and expand the connection to your inner self and spirit. We will share our collective wisdom and experiences, while giving each other support, messages, ideas & practices that have helped us. We all at times are confronted with not knowing how to access our own innate wisdom & intuition. We are here to talk connect, share and learn from each other. Facilitated by Jackie Moon. $10. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Bentley’s House: Have You Lost a Beloved Pet Recently? – 7-8pm. We’re here to help and support you through the grief process. For any questions you might have, please call Rev. Amy at 941-9553301, ext. 123. Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Rd., UnityOfSarasota.org 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.

Shamanic Journey - Part 1 – 7-8:30pm. Part 1Being Fully Empowered Shaman in Today’s World. With the aid of drumming and rattling, learn how to enter altered states of consciousness and “journey” to different worlds. Shamanic journeying is the inner art of traveling to the invisible worlds beyond ordinary reality to retrieve information for change in every area of our lives from spirituality and health to work and relationships. Come to any or all. Facilitated by Divya Melissa Schnirring. $25. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.

Dreams, Life, Death, and the Alchemical Wedding Between Worlds - 7–9p.m. Dr. Monika Wikman, a Jungian analyst, astrologer, and author, will examine dreams, near-death experiences (NDE), and archetypal phenomena surrounding death— and explore what they tell us about the mysteries of life, death, and the beyond. Find out how these experiences of the threshold between life and death can inform us and transform us. C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota, $15 members/$25 nonmembers. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota. JungSarasota@yahoo.com, CGJungsarasota.org.

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Full Moon Drum Circle – 7-8:30pm. Become one with the rhythm of the drums! At this social and spiritual event, we are celebrating life, unity, and the positive energies of the full moon. Come and learn the basics of improvisational drumming! Feel free to bring your own drum or other percussion instrument so you can get with the vibration in whatever way feels best for you. If you don’t have your own instrument, an assortment of percussion instruments is available. Facilitated by Lynn Cat Neal. $10. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.

Shamanic Healing with Eric – 11am-7pm. 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. Yoga & Fitness Studio One Year Anniversary Party! - 6-7:30pm. Stop by the studio for a drink and appetizers to celebrate a year of yoga and fitness! Prizes for all who come! Can’t make it Friday night? Join us for breakfast and a FREE yoga class Saturday morning at 9:30! It will be held outside by the lake and fountain. Juice, bagels, yogurt, fruit, coffee, and tea. Bring a mat and a towel for the pavers downstairs. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Ste 221, 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955, FourPillarsFlorida.com. “2019 Year of the Empress!” Workshop with James Wanless - 7-9pm. What does 2019 hold in store for you? In this “Year of the Empress,” seize this rare opportunity with tarot master and creator of the iconic Voyager Tarot, James Wanless, to make your life full of Empress’ Love, Abundance, Creativity and Compassion. Experience “fortune creation” – how to turn possibilities into opportunities into realities. In this fast-paced, interactive, fun evening, take home your own complimentary, signed Voyager Card! $50/Advance. Elysian Fields, 1273 S Tamiami Trail @ Midtown Plaza, Sarasota, 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Diet, Remedies, and Health – a Holistic Approach to Life with Ed Foote – 7pm. Edgar Cayce is considered the father of Holistic Medicine, and many of his recommendations are now considered to be vital for good health. This talk will give numerous specific recommendations from the Edgar Cayce Readings regarding foods to eat and not eat, attitudes and emotions to employ to insure the proper digestion of food, how to maintain the proper acid/ alkaline balance, and remedies to promote good health and to cure specific illnesses. If you follow the information from this talk, your health will be greatly improved. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com

An Evening of Mediumship – 7:30-9pm. With visiting NY medium Richard Schoeller, Feb 22, 7:30-9pm. Join us for An Evening of Mediumship with Richard Schoeller. Richard will be demonstrating mediumship and bringing through messages from Spirit loved ones to the men and women who will attend. Not all attendees will receive a message. The Sanctuary, Love offering $15. 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Pain Relief Clinic with Light Therapy - 9am. This is an educational class about the effectiveness of light and neuropathy, muscle/tendon problems, PTSD and brain trauma, concussions, stroke and more. Salt of the Earth, 4037 Clark Rd. Sarasota. Contact Vivie Bishop 928-301-0717 or Dianna 941-702-8300. Dreams, Life, Death, and the Alchemical Wedding Between Worlds -10am–4pm. Drawing on years of doctoral research at UC San Diego Medical Center on dreams of the dying and decades of working with people in the dying process, Dr. Monika Wikman will help us investigate dreams, synchronicities, and experiences of archetypal phenomena surrounding death. This material portrays and intimates the multidimensional living mysteries of the subtle body realms that unite spirit and matter. C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota, $55 members/$65 nonmembers. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota. JungSarasota@yahoo.com, CGJungsarasota.org. Unity of Sarasota Workshop: Use Your Adversity to Launch Your New Life – 10am-12pm. With Life Coach and Cancer Survivor Susan De Lorenzo. Adversity can be the delivery system to a better, more authentic life. Journal/Notebook is recommended. $25. Sign up at Unity of Sarasota or contact Susan@ SusanDeLorenzo.com to register. Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Rd, Sarasota.

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3 rd Annual Sarasota Mastery Training with Deborah Mills – 10am-5pm, Sat &Sun Feb 23 & 24. Deborah is a gifted healer, medical intuitive and spiritual guide. She brings in extraordinary energy and teachings and guides us deeply into full awareness of the vast consciousness that is who we really are and how to take that awareness and create mastery in our everyday lives. Deborah is also the CEO and Founder of The School of Wholeness and Enlightenment which you can explore at SoweGlobal.com. $275, register at SoulFocusedHealing. com or contact Ariyana at Optimume@icloud.com, 941- 321-9770. Lumina Health, 2301 Porter Lake Drive, Sarasota. Experience HU, the Sound of Soul-11am-noon. Chanting HU can bring you peace, calm, and harmony, 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. Visit Eckankarblog.org/sound-of-soul for a video and further explanation of the Sound of Soul. Mid County Regional Library, Meeting Room B, 2050 Forest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte, 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 The Universal Worship Service -10:30am. This weekly egalitarian service will be officiated by Rev. Zan Benham. 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. ECK Light and Sound Service – 11am-noon. The Spiritual Power of Gratitude. God’s blessings are always with you. You just need the eyes to see and the ears to hear. ECKANKAR Center and Reading Room, 3650F Webber St., Sarasota. 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Biomagnetist and Spiritual Healer - Ralph Serrano – By appointment 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, please contact 917698-0218, CCOSL.com. Master Your Health - 6:30–8:30pm. With Dr Rene Ng (DACM, AP, L.Ac). Your body is an amazingly intelligent machine. It knows what you need and how to heal itself. It is constantly sending you signals to let you know of something it needs or something that is not right. In this fun-filled, interactive, and eye-opening lecture, you will see how and why the body talks to you, and you will develop the ability to communicate effective with it. And with that comes good health which also leads to good and healthy weight, which is often erroneously attributed to just poor diet and lack of exercise. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Ste 221, 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955, FourPillarsFlorida.com.

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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, FEBRUARY 26 Chair Yoga - 9:30am. Great for Seniors! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. It is in the process of being recognized formally as a type of yoga distinct from other types, such as Iyengar Yoga or Ashtanga yoga. Often the poses, or Asanas, are often adaptations of Hatha yoga poses. Accepting new students. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the heart-body-mind. All ages and experiences welcome. $10. 941-822-0263.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 BioTE® Bio Identical Hormone Therapy Event – 4-6pm. Questions and answers with Dr. Boyle on bioidentical identical hormone therapy, healthy snacks and drinks served. FREE. Nia Clinic, 5250 17th Street, Unit 106, Sarasota, 941-203-5347, NiaClinicMedspa.com. Learn About Laser Therapy for Chronic Pain – 6:50 pm. With Dr. Eric Winder. You are invited to attend a presentation where you can learn in-depth about Low Level Laser Therapy, how it works to relieve pain, and what kind of problems it does or does not help. Case examples will be discussed, and a Q&A session will follow the presentation. Arrive at 6:50pm. for refreshments, and the program itself will take place from 7–8 p.m. Free. RSVP - Gentle Bay Chiropractic, 3131 S Tamiami Trail, #102, Sarasota, 941-957-8390, GentleBay.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, FEBRUARY 28 Tibetan Bowl Concert - Sound Healer Robert Austin with Special Guest Mom Jennie. Crystal bowl healing energy healing through harmonic sounds and crystals resonates with the body balancing the chakras and re-energize the auric field. Stimulate and restore the harmony between the physical and spiritual planes of the body. Robert uses Crystal Bowls, Tibetan Bowls, Tuning Forks, Tingshaws, Crystals, Healing Stones and voice to accomplish healing at various energy levels. Facilitated by Robert Austin. $20. 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.

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Sarasota CoolSculpting Event - 5pm-7pm. We will be performing demonstrations on a few different procedures and you will be given the opportunity to sit in on scheduled consultations to answer any additional questions you may have! We’ll have a raffle to win up to two free cycles, a $1500 value, and we’ll offer special pricing to anyone who signs up for CoolSculpting procedures that evening. Also, we’re so excited to announce we’re now offering financing through Green Sky Financing. RSVP at 941-217-6828 to schedule your consultation and reserve your spot today! Point Lumineux, 2206 Jo An Drive Suite 4, Sarasota, PointLumineux.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. Shamanic Journey - Part 2 – 7-8:30pm. Part 2- Journey to Lower World to Meet Your Power Animal. With the aid of drumming and rattling, learn how to enter altered states of consciousness and “journey” to different worlds. Shamanic journeying is the inner art of traveling to the invisible worlds beyond ordinary reality to retrieve information for change in every area of our lives from spirituality and health to work and relationships. Come to any or all. Facilitated by Divya Melissa Schnirring. $25. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Understanding Medicinal Marijuana – 7-8:30pm. Led by Barbara Harris Whitfield, RT, CMT and Charles Whitfield, MD. Barbara Harris Whitfield, RT, CMT will explain how Medical Marijuana (MM) can help us go deep inside from a holistic health standpoint and show us what is out of balance and can be helped. Or we may choose letting MM help us laugh, munch lightly and see the lighter side of life. During the Q & A, Barbara’s husband Charles L Whitfield MD (author of 15 books including the best seller Healing the Child Within) will join us on Skype to help further our understanding of MM as a natural medicine. $20. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Ste 221, 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955, FourPillarsFlorida.com. The Book of IEOU Study Group with Annie Eng - 7-9pm. Meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday. (Must have Prerequisite: Knowledge of the Pistis Sophia Gnostic Gospel) Together, we will learn to perform the baptism of water, Fire, and Holy Spirit. The book of IEOU is a book of rituals that contains all the divine names, seals, and defense, so that all the archons of the 13th aeons will withdraw themselves allowing our soul’s safe passage to Ascension. We will also learn the various names of Gods, emanations and watchers of the 60 treasury of light which we will intone and vibrate.The incantation of the divine names is a technique use to alter our consciousness in meditation, so that all the veils will be drawn back, and so we may find our way back to Ain Soph, the Limitless Light. $10.To register, call the Cosmic Center, 941-371-9333, CCOSL.com.


plan ahead TUESDAY, MARCH 5 Start Your Own Metaphysical Business – 6-8pm. This lecture will give you the tools you need to start your new Metaphysical Business. It is full of practical advice and guidance on how to best succeed in your business start-up. Regardless of whether you’re an Energy Healer or an Intuitive Reader looking to start a part time or full-time business, you’ll benefit from this information packed lecture. Facilitated by Shirley Smolko. $15. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7 Shamanic Reiki – 6pm. This marks the first of a series for the Reiki practitioner who wants to add shamanic skills to the tool kit. Incorporate natural elements, explore alternate realities, and find expanded ways of working with universal life force energy. Previous Reiki training preferred. RSVP Required. 5 weeks/$250. Taught by Kelly Stewart at Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd. B-108, 941-322-7284. StarLightworker.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Equinox Despacho Ceremony - 6:30pm. Celebrate the Equinox/First Day of Spring with us in a shamanic ceremony designed to honor our Mother Earth. Bring your good intentions and thoughts to be included in the prayer bundle we create together. Donations accepted but not expected. Ceremony led by Kelly Stewart at Kelly Stewart at Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd. B-108, StarLightworker.com. RSVP required by text/call 941-322-7284.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 Reiki 1 Class - 9:30am–4:30pm. Class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Standards taught alongside opportunities to explore intuitive techniques using shamanic skills. Leave with confidence in your ability to channel Reiki for yourself, others, and the planet. Certificates and manual provided. $125. Space is limited-RSVP and $35 deposit requested. Taught by Kelly Stewart at Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd. B-108, text/ call 941-322-7284, StarLightworker.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24 Reiki 2 Class - 9:30am–4:30pm. Class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Standards taught alongside opportunities to explore intuitive techniques using shamanic skills. Leave class knowing the use of the Reiki symbols and confidence in your ability to channel Reiki remotely. Certificates and manual provided. $150. Space is limited-RSVP and $35 deposit requested. Taught by Kelly Stewart at Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd. B-108, text/call 941-322-7284, StarLightworker.com.

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sunday Holistic Healing, Spiritual / Intuitive Development and Meditation Classes - 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. Unity of Sarasota- 8:45 and 10:30am. Inspiring, Celebration Service with Rev Dr Suzi SchadleAll Welcome! 3023 Proctor Rd., 941-955-3301, UnityOfSarasota.org. Sunday Services Cosmic Center – 10am. The Violet Wisdom Sunday Inspirational Service (1st and 2nd Sundays of the month). Join Rev. Molly Friedenfeld as she focuses on the simple yet profound and inspirational teachings of Jesus. Learn how to “walk” His teachings out in the world, connect with the Christ Consciousness, experience the power of forgiveness, and create miracles in your life and the lives of others. The Open-Heart Healing Service (3rd and 4th Sundays of the Month). Join Rev. Lea Chapin as she brings Messages from the Celestial Realm to open your heart to the healing power of Love. The Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Mdw, Bldg G-2, Sarasota. 941-371-9333. CCOSL.com Unity of Sarasota - 10-10:15am. Meditation Service and Daily Word. 3023 Proctor Rd, Sarasota, 941-955-3301, UnityOfSarasota.org. 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. 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. 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 to start the new week. Refreshments and fellowship period follow the service. Center for Metaphysical Fellowship, 2044 Bispham Rd. Sarasota. 941-266-8435, CMFSarasota.org, and Facebook is CMF of Sarasota. Sunday Celebration – 10:30am-12pm. Join us for a beautiful celebration each Sunday in the Spiritualist tradition. We begin with healings at 10:30am, followed by inspirational trance lectures at 11am. Each service is ended with inspiring and uplifting Spirit Messages. We invite people of all faiths and backgrounds. With Rev. Mary Linn Clarke. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. 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 of-

ficiates/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, Connecting with Angels, Masters and Teachers (2nd Sunday of the month), Rev. Lea Chapin, Celestial Messages Service (3rd Sunday of the month), Rev. Mary Gemming, Ascended Master Teachings (4th Sunday of the month). Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Mdws, Bldg G-2, Sarasota. 941-371-9333, CCOSL.com Spirit Journey, a Metaphysical Church – 6pm, 1st and 3rd Sundays. Rev. Karen Rose invites you to Spirit Journey, a new Metaphysical Church. Services for spiritual healing, inspirational talk and spirit messages. 2044 Bispham Rd, Sarasota-Gulf Gate area. 973-670-7232, SpiritJourney.org. 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 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. Develop Your Innate ESP – 7-8:30pm. Psychic and intuitive abilities, like the ability to give spiritual healing, should not be regarded as the gift of the few – they are the birthright of everyone on Earth. These abilities are latent within us all – and intuition and psychic development can occur through spiritual practices, such as yoga breathing and mantra, and by various forms of service to others, such as prayer and spiritual healing. Facilitated by Divya Melissa Schnirring. $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. Learning to Connect Classes at CMF – 7-9pm. Join Susan Houliston and guest instructors every Monday to learn techniques for connecting with Spirit. Students are given the opportunity to practice lessons to develop their skills and each class will end with healings by the “WE” for all attending.  Discussion and refreshments follow. $10 donation is requested.  Please refer to the CMF website CMFSarasota.org for description of the programs offered for each weekly class, or call Susan at 941-266-1696. Center for Metaphysical Fellowship, 2044 Bispham Rd. Sarasota. 

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Basic Yoga Class - 7:15pm. Learn the basics of hatha yoga including standing, seated, and reclined poses. No prior yoga experience is needed. $18 drop in/ or new student package. Garden of the Heart Yoga, GardenOfTheHeartYoga.com, 941-341-9781 for more info. Monday Evening Channeled Anchoring Light Meditation – 7:45pm. With Dr. Rev Sharon-Elizabeth 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. 941-371-9333, CCOSL.com.

tuesday Chakra Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. Led by Christine Davenport. What Are Chakras? Where are They? How Do Chakras Affect Me?Discover Yo u r C h a k r a s T h r o u g h H a t h a Yo g a Each week will focus on one of the seven main chakras and enjoy a specially designed yoga practice for that area of the body and type of energy. Learn how to become more in tune with these energy centers and yourself. Come, Unwind After Work and Balance Your Energy Through Chakra Yoga. $16 (packages available). Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Ste 221, 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955, FourPillarsFlorida.com. A Women’s Manifest Circle – 7-9pm, Feb. 12, 19, 26, and Mar. 5. Enjoy a month of experiencing your beauty, power, passion, and spirit. Release limitations to living fully, rewrite your story into one of power and possibility. Open to your authentic self through dialogue, ceremony, meditation, and movement. Be your own miracle and support others in being theirs. You will leave this group more expanded and joyous than when you began. $70 for all four classes. Call Vivie Bishop to register, 928-301-0717, 2020 Rose St. Sarasota.  Candlelight Yin Yoga with Eva Marie – 7-8:30pm. Yin yoga is a quiet contemplative practice. Yin yoga works deeply into our body with longer held poses. It targets our deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body — rather than the muscles. Come, relax into poses and release tension with each breath listening to the soothing voice of Eva Marie. $16 (packages available). Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Ste 221, 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955, FourPillarsFlorida.com. Law of Attraction Remembered Class – 7-9pm   This on-going class takes you to the leading edge of co-creation, working with the Principles of the Laws of Cause/Effect or Sow/Reap. We are entering a study series of intension for living life as joyfully and masterfully as we can, given our various quirks and preferences. We move forward in our understanding of the Law of  “if you ask it is given.” $10. At Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Rd. Sarasota. Rev. Zan Benham, 941-922-7839, Zan@woman-spirit.com, Woman-Spirit.com Kai is Soulful and Fun Dance Movement – 9:3010:30am. Led by Kelly Atkins. All ages welcome. $8 drop in. At Elite Healthcare, 1281 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, KaiMoves.com. Pilates on the Roller with Weights – 10:3011:30am. With Kelly Atkins. $8 beg/interm - no experience needed. At Elite Healthcare, 1281 S Tamiami Trail, 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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Happy Hour Yoga - 4-5 pm, every Tuesday and Thursday. Led by Cheryl Chaffee for yogis of all levels. A wide variety of poses will be taught in this class, which meets every Tuesday & Thursday. $15 Drop/or use a class pass. Garden of the Heart Yoga, GardenOfTheHeartYoga.com, 941-341-9781 for more info. Psychic Practice Circle – 7-9pm. During this continuing series, come together with likeminded individuals to practice your psychic and mediumship skills. Develop and expand 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. Vibrational Chakra Clearing - 7-8:30pm. Come get yourself a tune up. Learn techniques to get a balanced energy flow in your life. Breath and sound vibration are key to keeping yourself clear and in balance. Join Reiki Master Lynn Cat Neal for a new experience in energy healing with intuitive intonation. Empower the new you! $10. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.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 – 9:45 and 11am. Awareness Through Movement class at 9:45am to improve posture, balance, and body awareness. Ongoing Awareness Through Movement at 11am. 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. Sacred Tarot & Meditation – 10am-12pm. With Rosemary Nulty. The intuitive art of Tarot connects us with our universal human archetypes as messengers. The spiritual practice of Meditation takes us beyond human identification to our connection with Consciousness itself. I offer intuitive tarot consultations that focus on your spiritual journey. Connecting with your True Self guides your choices and actions and moves you closer to your destiny and purpose. Stop by Wild Ginger on Wednesday mornings an inner tune-up, 15 minutes/$25, or drop in for an hour of noon-time Meditation - uses quieting breath work to tap into the Re-Source within. By donation. At Wild Ginger Apothecary, 6557 Superior Ave, Sarasota, RoVoyager@gmail.com. Connect with Your Inner Stillness Mudra Meditation -11:30am-12:30pm. In this guided meditation format, you will hold 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 rate: Only $10! Cash or check. Suncoast Jin Shin Jyutsu, 820 Central Ave, Sarasota. Contact: Michelle 941-228-2972, Michelle@Suncoastjsj.com, Suncoastjsj.com. 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.

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Exploring Your Psychic Potential - 2:30-4pm. 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. $10. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Creative Manifestation – 4-5pm. Everyone has experienced that joyful moment when the light flashes on the Ah-ha! of intuitive connection, messages 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. Facilitated by Barbara Harrison. $5. 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 – 6:30pm. Each week a different meditation to assists on healing, spiritual journey, empowerment and more. Located in Sarasota. For more information and RSVP, 941320-2687, CarlaMary.net. The Therapeutic Healing Course – 6:30-8:30pm. Starts JANUARY 16TH. This course takes it a little further than Reiki! We believe we can converse with healing physicians on the other side of life. They can work through our healers to produce the healing energies and more. You will learn to communicate with these spirit healers to achieve mental, physical and spiritual health. Facilitated by Mary Linn Clarke. $20. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Wen Chi Workouts - 6:30–7:30pm. Led by Dr Rene Ng. Wen Chi is a routine that combines Qi Gong and Tai Chi into an exercise that can be practiced by people of all ages. 5 Element Qi Gong exercises that harmonize the internal organs is paired along with Yang Family style Tai Chi providing total body balancing and conditioning. Wen chi tonifies internal organs, lubricates the joints, improves oxygen conditions such as stress, insomnia, fatigue, autoimmune diseases, bowel issues, neuropathy, arthritis, asthma, allergies, and more. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Suite 221 and Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955. 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 Harri-


son. $5. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Unity of Sarsasota-7pm. Music and Inspiration. 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. Awakened Heart Group – 7:30pm. With Ed Beckley, Awakened Teacher on the spiritual path and meditating for almost 50 years. Through these powerful meetings many people have found for the first time that their spiritual hearts begin to open and experience unbounded bliss and freedom. You will learn, and practice techniques designed to heal old emotional wounds and allow you to begin living a life with more fulfillment and joy. Call 941-504-6419 for location. For more information AwakenedHeartNow.com

thursday Optimal Health with Lotus Stress Relief 4:30pm. This month of February - LOTUS is offering LIVE ONLINE DISCUSSIONS every Thursday at 4:30 pm so you can see (comfortably from your home or office) how LOTUS OPTIMAL works. And you can not only see how the system works, but you can ask questions, live online. Email them at Info@LotusStressRelief.com and they’ll send you a link to join them online. This is truly the wave of the future. It’s safe, natural, intelligent and a great way to stay Healthy! Wealthy! & Wise! Lotus Stress Relief, 2965 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota, 941-706-2778, LotusStressRelief.com Mediumship Development Classes - With Rev. Jim Toole, ongoing series on Thursdays beginning in February. These classes will give students an opportunity to learn, practice and further develop their mediumship. $15 per class. Please contact Rev Jim directly in order to attend this class series. 941-330-5031, RevJimToole@gmail.com. NEW! Restorative Yoga - 2pm.Give your body the opportunity to deeply relax & rejuvenate with supported restorative poses held for a longer time. $18 Drop/or use a class pass. Garden of the Heart Yoga, GardenOfTheHeartYoga.com, 941-341-9781 for more info. Accelerated Transformation – Thursdays and Mondays, by appointment. David Winfree & Elaine Koelmel, LMT work together to assist you to achieve profound transformational change. Clearing obstructions in your body, chakras, central channel and subtle bodies. $100/50 min. By appt only, to schedule contact David Winfree, 734-353-0906. Point Lumineux, 2206 Jo Ann Drive, Sarasota. DWinfree1@yahoo.com. Bios/Information: DavidWinfree.com/Private_ Sessions. B.E.M.E.R Class – 6:30pm, Last Thursdays of the month. Snacks, micro-circulation restored for life, for you, for energy. Find out how! Gabriel Center 941-954-0300. Energy Healing Share Circle – 7-8:30pm. This is a weekly share group where healers can explore new methods of energy healing! Share your own energetic practices or learn about what others are doing with energy healing. If you aren’t a healer, this is a perfect introduction to energetic healing and the variety of modalities available. Lynn will demonstrate her own healing methods via breath-

ing techniques and invocations of sacred sound to experience revitalization of spiritual and personal empowerment. Facilitated by Lynn Cat Neal. $10. The Spirit University. 8076 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Rhythm & Resonance™ - Meditative Sonic Immersion – 7pm. A sacred, metaphysical journey of sonic bliss that transcends time and space. $25, FREE PARKING. Positive RePercussions, 5049 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key Village, 941-677-3786, PositiveRepercussions.com/SoundBath

friday 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. Sarasota Mindfulness Institute Weekly Drop-in Sit. – Noon. Enjoy meditating with others & topic discussion. Universalist Unitarian, 3975 Fruitville, Sarasota. Lift Your Spirits – Social Event – 5-6pm. Have you ever wondered about the spiritual world? Let’s get to know one another in an informal setting. Get together with others who share your interests, in a casual atmosphere over tea, coffee or drinks. Network, build friendships, compare experiences, learn and engage with others in the Spirit community. Discuss your goals. Talk with facilitators, staff or students to find out more about The Spirit University. You may even discover interests you didn’t even know you had! We meet at Primo! Ristorante, right next door to The Spirit University. 8076 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. An Evening of Reiki Healing – 6-7pm. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. These brief sessions are offered through non-touch, with the practitioner’s hands placed and held on a series of locations on the head and front of the torso and sometimes limbs to a fully clothed recipient. If you have never experienced Reiki now is the time to try it. Facilitated by Barbara Harrison. $15 suggested donation. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. 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. Guided Imagery Meditation – 6:30pm. Each week a different meditation to assists on healing, spiritual journey, empowerment and more. Located in Sarasota. For more information and RSVP, 941320-2687, CarlaMary.net. SONICReiki™ - Holistic Reiki and Sound Therapy - Fridays & Saturdays (by appointment only). Combining the healing elements of reiki and sound therapy, SonicReiki™ focuses vibration and subtle

energy through the use of drums, gongs, singing bowls, tuning forks, etc., encouraging relaxation, stress reduction, pain relief, and quantum healing. $45. Positive RePercussions, 5049 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key Village, Free Onsite Parking, 941-6773786, https://bit.ly/2DrPnRr

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. 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. 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. 941744-7484. 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 Pat & Rev Donna, 941-492-4995, AngelMinistriesfl.org. Yoga Therapy for the Mind – 11:30am-1:30pm, starting Sat. Feb 2nd for 8 weeks. This 8-Week Course for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression is Led by Nancy Sinton, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, MBA. The Course for Stress, Anxiety and Depression is an evidence-based program developed by Heather Mason, founder of the Minded Institute, as a therapeutic treatment for stress, anxiety and depression. The course combines asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (breath-work), and restorative properties of mindful to teach you practices that will help you to manage and regulate your physical and mental well-being. New scientific research continues to affirm that depression, anxiety, and stress are best treated with methods that address both body and mind. For more info, BreathLinkYogaTherapy. com/8-week-course/ For further information. $395/8-week program. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Ste 221, 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955, FourPillarsFlorida.com.

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APOTHECARY

WILD GINGER APOTHECARY

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

ACUPUNCTURE/ CHINESE MEDICINE

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.

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!

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

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

INNOVATION HAIR & COSMETIC STUDIO

6309 Center Ring Rd., Near WholeFoods UTC Sarasota 941-224-6716 InnovationHairCosmeticOrganic.com InnovationTam@aol.com

An eco-friendly salon studio that specializes in authentic naturally derived and organic products and services. Our high performance hair care, color and smoothing services go beyond conventional methods and are healthier and safer for you and the environment.

LOTUS STRESS RELIEF

2965 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota 941-706-2778 LotusStressRelief.com

Quantum biofeedback wellness center offers multiple energetic modalities for stress reduction and health enhancement. Lotus Stress Relief uses the FDA-registered LIFE biofeedback technology to balance Physical Health, Emotions, Brainwaves and Psychological well-being. Devices include Bicom, LIFE System and InLight. New client special $20 off your first visit!

ACUPUNCTURE FACELIFT BOOKSTORE/GIFT SHOPS

FACES BY DR ANNA

Anna L. Baker, D.O.M. Nationally Board Certified Acupuncture Physician 941-924-2723 • FacesByDrAnna.com

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.

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

BEAUTY

BIOFEEDBACK 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

COLON THERAPY CLINIC

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

941.312.5630 • WILDGINGERAPOTHECARY.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.

FAMILY HEALING CENTER, PA

COLON HYDROTHERAPY

CHIROPRACTORS GENTLEBAY SARASOTA CHIROPRACTIC

Residual Strain Therapy Eric Winder DC Offices in Sarasota and Venice, FL 941-957-8390 • eric.winder.dc@gmail.com

Professional care with a personal focus. Feel better through proper alignment, and get back to work and play! See our website for more information.


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

ELYSIAN FIELDS

Celebrating 27 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. Come in and meet the new owners.

Celebrating 27 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. Come in and meet the new owners.

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

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FELDENKRAIS METHOD®

DENTISTRY FLORIDA INTEGRATIVE DENTISTRY

Dick Chapman 2401 University Pkwy # 204, Sarasota 941-893-5968 DickChapmanDDS1@gmail.com


Our Holistic practice is committed to achieving optimal health using the highest standards in professional care and safety working together with our integrative modalities. Our approach to dentistry is based on honesty, integrity and respect.

WHITE SANDS DENTISTRY

Martina Mallery 520 48th Street Court E. Bradenton 941-748-9393
 WSDentalManager@gmail.com
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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 ACCELERATED TRANSFORMATION

734-353-0906 DavidWinfree.com, DWinfree1@yahoo.com

David Winfree and Elaine Koelmel, LMT work together to assist you to achieve profound transformational change.Clearing obstructions to the flow of light through your body, chakras, central channel and subtle bodies. At Point Lumineux Holistic Center, 2206 Jo Ann Drive, Sarasota, Thursdays and Mondays, $120/50 minutes - to schedule contact David Winfree 734-353-0906, DWinfree1@yahoo.com Bios/ Information, DavidWinfree.com/private_sessions. David’s books and classes: DavidWinfree.com

HEALING ROOMBLUE LIGHT ENERGY HEALING

FELDENKRAIS METHOD®

NIA CLINIC MEDSPA

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 941-360-2248.

Medical Marijuana E v a l u a tions,
BioTE® Bioidentical Hormone Replacement 

Medspa specializing in eyebrow Microblading, eyelash extensions, nonsurgical micro needling face and neck lifting, CryoSkin fat freezing, facials, chemical peels. Dr Boyle specializes in BioTE® hormone replacement, weight loss injections, Marijuana evaluations, Botox and injectables, as well as pain management.

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

HYPNOTHERAPY

BETH A. SNYDER HYPNOSIS & MINDFUL COACHING 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!

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

HEALING ROOM, ENERGY HEALING, BIOFEEDBACK STRESS MANAGEMENT, PEMF Treatments to balance over a thousand conditions! Infrared Inversion, Sound Immersion with the Singing Bowls 
718-791-3797
• PureFieldForce@gmail.com



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

INQUIRE WITHIN GODDESS SHOPPE

Goddess Healing with Susan
6283 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota 
941-822-8056 TheGoddessShoppe.net
 Susan@TheGoddessShoppe.net

Susan Milligan is a Physician Assistant, Reiki Master, and graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing specializing in Energy Healing and Past Life Regression.


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MEDICAL SPA AND WELLNESS

MASSAGE/WELLNESS SUPPLIES GABRIEL CENTER FOR WELLNESS 2886B Ringling Ave. at Tuttle Ave. Gold Tree Plaza, Sarasota 941-954-0300 • MM20620 Info@JimGabriel.net • MA42326

Find holistic wellness and massage therapy supplies and equipment at Sarasota’s most conveniently located wellness center. Professional product lines & wellness products for everyone. Innovative wellness modalities: Thermograpy, BIOMAT, B.E.M.E.R, HOCATT Ozone Steam Chamber. Accomplished, Highly-Skilled Practitioners. Ongoing Natural Healing Classes.

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5250 17th Street Unit 106 941-203-5347 NiaClinicMedSpa.com. 

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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.

NEUROFEEDBACK THE BRAINWAVE CENTER 


1440 Main St., Sarasota
 941-552-4500
• BrainwaveSarasota.com



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

Sarasota’s original discount Vitamin store, family owned since 1977! Lowest prices and best selection in town!

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.

PSYCHIC HYPNOTIST REVEREND LOIS CHENEY, CCH 928-300-2030 Sarasota-Psychic-Medium.com RevLois@gmail.com

Contacts: Guides, Angels, Loved Ones. Hypnosis for Habits, Body Weight & Fears. Past Lives, Cord Removal, Sound & Color Healing, Chakra Balancing. Home or Office Clearing. Psychic Parties!

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.

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

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.

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.

SARASOTA CENTER OF LIGHT

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

SPA AND WELLNESS CARLA MARY

Connecting the tools for the Mind/Body/Spirit 7101 South Tamiami Trail, suite A, 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.

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.



SPIRIT JOURNEY A METAPHYSICAL CHURCH

2044 Bispham Rd, Sarasota-Gulf Gate area 973-670-7232 SpiritJourney.org Rev. Karen Rose invites you to Spirit Journey, a new Metaphysical Church. Services on 1st and 3rd Sundays, 6pm. Spiritual Healing, Inspirational Talk, Spirit Messages.

THERMOGRAPHY TAMPA BAY THERMOGRAPHY June Drennon, CCT 2008 

JuneDrennon@TampaBayThermography.com

727-729-2711 TampaBayThermography.com

Certified Clinical Thermographer 2008. Prevention is better than early detection. Knowledge is power: Know your risk factors to make corrections and avoid developing pathology. Call for location convenient for you.

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 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

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