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Thanksgiving Desserts Plant Based Pies for Every Palate

Safe Water from the Sink Home Systems to Purify H20

Abundant Living

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Attitudes Expand Possibilities

Power Up Your Immune System Top Tips to Boost Wellness Naturally

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Benefits

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2018

Dr. MAC's Kid's Santa Dashes 6:00 pm; 5K Jingle Run/Walk 7:00 pm; 1 Mile Holiday Walk 7:10 pm Register online at www.active.com. For information and forms www.thejingle5k.org

Early packet & shirt pickup commences Thursday 12/13 at Orange Theory University Parkway, then at Fit2Run Downtown Main Street Sarasota Friday 12/14 & Saturday 12/15 till 6:00 pm both days; and at the Fit2Run UTC mall store next to Dillard’s Sunday 12/16 through Wednesday 12/19 store hours and Thursday 12/20 till 5:00 pm. All participants receive Jingle Bells, Laces, plus Lighted Clip on flashers. First 2,500 receive a Commemorative Leslie Jordan moisture wicking shirt. Huge post-race party and holiday festival on LWR Main Street with adult beverages. (proper I.D. required) Fit2Run CLUB members and local running club members receive a $5.00 discount when registering at a Fit2Run location. At the UTC Mall location also receive a FREE Smoothie (Valued at $7.00) when registering.

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Contemporary Holistic Wellness Our foundation is built on providing the best natural healthcare to promote optimal body functioning. Dr. Sera, the founder of Point Lumineux, has created a team of skillful practitioners who offer specialized techniques that work to increase the light flow in your body. Point Lumineux is located in the heart of South Sarasota, providing clients a local source for contemporary holistic wellness.

Services We Offer

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

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Contents 30 SUPERCHARGE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Natural Ways to Stay Healthy

34 KRISTI NELSON

on Why Gratefulness Brings Happiness

36 SAFE DRINKING WATER

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Home Systems to Purify H2O

38 EASE REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURIES

Targeted Exercises Lower Risk of Injury

37 ABUNDANT LIVING 10 Practices Open Doors

40 THANKSGIVING

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DESSERTS

Plant-Based Pies for Every Palate

46 NURTURING CREATIVE KIDS

Hobbies Engage and Grow Healthy Kids

50 GIVE ROVER A RUBDOWN

Massage Keeps a Dog at Peak Health

DEPARTMENTS 11 news briefs 18 health briefs 22 global briefs 25 community

spotlight 34 wise words 36 healing ways 37 inspiration 38 fit body

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40 conscious

eating 46 healthy kids 50 natural pet 54 calendar 61 classifieds 65 resource guide


Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.

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t’s already November, and you know what that means—the holiday season is just around the corner. As we look forward to Thanksgiving, now is the perfect time to practice gratitude and reflect on what truly matters in our lives. This issue of Natural Awakenings is packed with inspiration to fill you with a grateful heart and usher in some holiday spirit. Here’s a peek of all that’s awaiting you inside! To kickoff the festivities, our “Daily Goodness of Gratefulness” article discusses how serving in the local community is both a practical and meaningful way to make a difference in this season of giving. Whether you’re donating to a canned food drive or passing out meals at a homeless shelter, there are various opportunities to take action and impact the lives of our neighbors this time of year. And like this article points out, the more we invest in other people, the more gratitude we can experience for ourselves. Next on the docket, this month’s “Inspiration” column focuses on the practice of manifesting abundance. This means inviting the energy of wholeness and provision into our daily routines, and operating from contentment rather than a fear of scarcity. Keeping this intention at the forefront of our relationships, careers, families and personal growth can transform our entire outlook on various circumstances. As this season of gratitude and the transition of a new year approaches, there is no better time than to embrace this mindset of abundance. And of course, with the anticipation of Thanksgiving, comes the excitement of feasting because what are the holidays without food? Our “Conscious Eating” article for this month features a roundup of plant-based desserts for all the indulgence sans the guilt. These recipes are both delicious and nutritious, so don’t even think twice about a second helping—your taste buds and waistline are both in for a treat! As usual, this is just scratching the surface of what our latest issue has to offer. I hope you find enlightenment and enjoyment inside these pages. Please send comments, questions or feedback to Publisher@NASRQ, and happy Thanksgiving from the Natural Awakenings team!

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news briefs

The Best Gifts Improve Life

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etween this ending year and the upcoming new year there is a reflective pause, much like the space between the exhalation and the inhalation, to briefly focus our attention on what truly matters most in our lives. As we enter the holiday season with celebrations of gratitude, choices for giving and new beginnings to anticipate, it is worthwhile to ask ourselves what we care about most, prioritize the essential, and make choices that align our goals, attention and spending resources to move us forward into the best possible new year. A pleasurable gift is pleasing to receive, but the most valuable and appreciated presents are those which keep on giving, elevating and transforming. Improving the condition of ourselves, our loved ones, and others makes everything else feel smoother. This can even be life-changing. In that spirit, Empowered 2 Wellness Yoga Therapy offers “Gift Cards for Health” to bring the transformative benefits of individualized, customized programs to someone special. All ages of people can be empowered to learn research-based selfcare, health and fitness practices through highly effective therapeutic protocols addressing mind, body and lifestyle together. Yoga Therapy paces and adapts appropriately to integrate gradual changes over time that, with frequency and duration, become lifestyle practices for living well. ‘Tis the season to elevate someone’s wellness, empower the best new year possible and sustain what is priceless. To purchase a gift of health, schedule a free consultation, or join the mailing list for 2019 programs and events, call 941-316-6893.

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‘Tis the Season to Be Well

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here are numerous ways to reduce your risk of getting sick from the flu this year. Most of them involve strengthening your immune system by healing the gut, taking the right vitamins and reducing stress. Our educated staff at Point Lumineux recommend optimizing body function before the exposure to a virus or pathogen. Our functional medicine program utilizes the latest in laboratory diagnostics to determine which vitamins, minerals, nutrients, amino acids, neurotransmitters, hormones, and even strains of friendly bacteria your body needs to function optimally. Once we know what the body needs, we balance any deficiencies through IV, injection or oral supplementation. Our Immunoblast IV is a powerful combination of Vitamins C, D3 and all the B’s, along with magnesium, zinc, trace minerals and Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps the immune system, and also promotes anti-aging. If you’re already feeling symptoms, we can help with that too. Our “Cold and Flu Package” includes an antiviral homeopathic Engystol injection, an IV Immunoblast and an antiviral supplement customized to your needs, so you can experience health this holiday season. For more information, call 941-217-6828 or visit PointLumineux.com.

Causes of Acute and Chronic Insomnia

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ver 40 million Americans suffer from chronic or acute insomnia each year. Many people seek answers and cures, but others ignore the symptoms in hopes of a miracle solution in the distant future, either due to lack of money or time for treatment. One of the main roadblocks is pinpointing the reasons that cause sleepless nights. We live in a stressful, toxic and fast-paced world, so most of the time, insomnia is caused by a handful of issues. Going to allopathic doctors and receiving medications to induce sleep is not a cure, but a temporary fix with additional side-effects. Insomnia can cause anxiety, depression, memory issues, reduced sex drive, inadequate work performance, weakened immune system, inflammation, mood disorders, high blood pressure and a shortened life expectancy, just to name a few. Finding ways to sleep should be a number-one priority to live a productive and balanced life. Some causes that might keep you from falling or staying asleep include adrenal fatigue, blue light disturbances from computers and phones, bruxism, chronic pain, neurotransmitter imbalance, EMF overload, unresolved emotional stress, excess caffeine, certain medications, food allergies, geopathic stress, liver toxicity, melatonin imbalances, noise pollution, pineal and pituitary gland issues, hormonal imbalances, a sedentary lifestyle, sleep apnea, TMJ or sleeping ungrounded with electrical devices nearby. Biofeedback technology voice scan can determine what those disturbances are. To receive a scan, contact the Healing Room in Sarasota where Beata Molnar, energy healer and Biofeedback technician, evaluates and balances those causes. She also uses Pulsed Electromagnetic Technology to promote further healing. She has over 1,000 programs for her PEMF mat which she uses with energy healing, alongside RIFE applications and sound healing.   For more information, call 941-586-9539 or visit Facebook.com/CreateBalanceAndHealing.

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Thermography Services Now Offered in Sarasota

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ampa Bay Thermography has expanded its thermography practice into the Sarasota area and is offering services at the Gabriel Center for Wellness. Thermal imaging is a painless, noninvasive, radiation-free, FDA approved clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring diseases and physical injuries by indicating the thermal abnormalities present in the body. Early health screenings assist in identifying imbalances before symptoms appear. Thermography provides a unique insight of developing conditions long before detection from conventional imaging. Early detection is critical for improving health, quality of life and longevity. Thermography detects inflammation, infection, lymphatic congestion, hormone imbalances, developing pathology and many other challenges that might otherwise go undetected. June Drennon, owner of Tampa Bay Thermography, has been certified as a clinical thermographer since 2008, and is passionate about working with men and women who care about the state of their health and believe in the importance of practicing proactive health care. Location: 2886B Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. For more information and to make an appointment, call 727-729-2711 or email JuneDrennon@TampaBayThermography.com.


Chi Tao Revolution Immersion

STOP letting SYMPTOMS INTERFERE with YOUR LIFE!

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ollowing his appearance as featured presenter at the recent Qi Revolution National Convention in Bradenton, local teacher Sifu Michael Stults is offering a special three-day Chi Tao immersion training on

Suffering from Unexplained Ailments or Pain? Providing Gentle Chiropractic Care, Muscle Testing (Nutrition Response Testing), Relief from Food and Environmental Irritation (NAET), Science Based Nutrition (Supplements & Diet Based on Blood Work). “I used to have migraine headaches and severe pain after eating almost anything. My food intolerances were identified, and cleared. I now feel great!”

November 9–11, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Chi Tao is his revolutionary system that harnesses the power of the living breath to control movements that return the body to a state of wellness and functional fitness better than any other form of training today. Sifu Michael traveled all over the world to study with the greatest living teachers of yoga, meditation and martial arts. He has distilled this knowledge into a system of “operator friendly” moving meditation that allows the practitioner to vary the sequencing of movements depending on the current body situation. In this immersion, participants will learn foundational practices to create a personal training program that will have an immediate effect on overall health and well-being.

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news briefs

Can Attention to Variations in How We Breathe Improve Posture?

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any people who attend Feldenkrais Method® classes want help with back pain, but are often shocked to see the “minimal movements” making the difference. The Feldenkrais Method® goes beyond helping back pain. You can also learn to listen to your patterns which then gives you a chance to re-design your own experience.  Dr. Feldenkrais liked to mix up your patterns. Breathing is a perfect example. You might know already that posture can affect how you breathe, but can aiming your attention on those patterns of breathing with a different focus affect your posture? Bonnie Kissam, M.A., offers an “Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method” with her two-hour seminar called “Viva la Breathing”. This will take place on November 16, 6:30–9 p.m., at Ionie’s Raw Food Café. This is also followed by two full-day seminars—“Moving from and through Your Core,” November 16, and “Soft Eyes and Hands, Easy Neck and Shoulders,” November 18. Location: 1241 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-360-2248 or visit FeldenkraisInSarasota.com/Event/Viva-La-Breathing-2.

International Medium Visits During Sarasota Center of Light’s 69th Anniversary

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his month, Sarasota Center of Light celebrates its anniversary and welcomes world-renowned Medium Bill Coller. He will be sharing his mediumship, presenting workshops, and giving talks and spirit messages at Sunday Celebrations. Sarasota Center of Light, a sanctuary for the exploration and discovery of the awareness, knowing and being of spiritual truth, celebrates its 69th anniversary on November 4. Since 1949, it has offered the inspiration and principles of metaphysical spirituality to empower individuals to express their true selves. Come be part of the celebration during and after the 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday

celebrations on November 4. Coller will also present “An Evening of Mediumship” on November 2, 7 p.m., an experiential event of “Table Tipping” on November 6, 7 p.m., a powerful “Akashic Records” workshop on November 8, 7 p.m., and a “Mediumship Tools” workshop November 10, 1 p.m. In addition, he will give a spirit message as part of “Music and Messages” on November 11, as well as private readings. Other events scheduled during November are “Mediumship: Nuts and Bolts” with Carolan Carey on November 13 and 27 and December 4 and 11, and a “Gratitude Celebration” on November 21, 7 p.m. Another exciting and inspirational night of “Music and Messages: is scheduled on November 11, 7 p.m. Musical selections on the piano will be performed by local musician Mike Markaverich. Mediums will offer spirit messages to those in attendance between performances. On November 21, the center will include a gratitude celebration as part its Wednesday evening Healing Service too.   Location: 852 S Tuttle Ave., Sarasota.  For more information, call 941-953-6620, email ChurchOffice@SarasotaCenterofLight.com or visit SarasotaCenterofLight.com. 14

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Open House Weekend at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center

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n November 3–4, Garden of the Heart Yoga Center is inviting everyone in our community to check out our yoga offerings. Classes will be held throughout the weekend for just $5 each. Garden of the Heart is one of Sarasota’s oldest and most beloved yoga studios that specializes in alignment-based Hatha Yoga. All of our instructors have years (or decades!) of teaching experience, and they are qualified to help each student individualize his or her practice as needed. During this weekend, there will be time in between the one-hour long classes to meet with the instructors and staff, ask questions, enjoy refreshments, and find out which class or package is the best method to get started on a lifelong journey to wellness through yoga. Bring your yoga mat if you have one, or mats can be provided. The class schedule for November 3 is as follows: “Mixed Levels” with Amanda, 9 a.m.; “Basic Yoga” with Randall, 11 a.m.; “Gentle Restorative Yoga” with Harmony, 1 p.m.; “Intermediate Yoga” with Cheryl, 3 p.m.; “Introduction to Yoga and Basic Yoga” with Mo, 5p.m. The class schedule for November 4 is as follows: “Meditation” with Steve, 8:30 a.m.; “Mixed Levels” with Cindy, 10 a.m.; “Intermediate Yoga” with Gillian, noon; “Yoga Teacher Information Session” with Cheryl, 2 p.m.; “Happy Hour Yoga” with Cheryl, 3 p.m. (all levels). Location: 2888 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-341-9781, email Cheryl@GardenOfTheHeartYoga.com or visit GardenOfTheHeartYoga.com.


Dr. Anna’s Acupuncture Face and Necklift Seminar

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n November 14, 2 p.m., Dr. Anna Baker, DOM and founder of Faces by Dr. Anna, will present a seminar on facial rejuvenation at any stage in the aging process, using her muscle tightening acupuncture face and necklift technique. Dr. Anna’s results are unique in that all the muscles of the face and neck are retightened proportionally along the route that they aged. She will show photographed results on people of all different ages and face types. She is also a specialist in restoring drooping surgical facelifts and poor results

from Botox, fillers and laser treatments. 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 beforeand-after pictures, visit FacesByDrAnna.com

Frasier Fir Is Back at Elysian Fields

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is the season for making your home look and smell inviting for family and holiday gatherings. No scent captures the spirit of this season better than the time-honored Thymes Frasier Fir products. Notes of crisp Siberian Fir, warming Cedar Wood, and relaxing Sandalwood are united to create a scent that evokes warmth and coziness.   The festive candles, room sprays, diffusers, potpourri oil and sachets fill your home with a delightful, newly-cut forest fragrance that complements seasonal celebrations, holidays and the winter solstice—the perfect addition for entertaining, holiday decor, hostess gifts and more. New this year are the limited edition single and triple wick candles encased in ivory-colored ceramic, embossed with a wood-grain pattern and trimmed with 24-carat gold which makes for an exquisite display piece.  These products are available now at Elysian Fields, along with a host of other Thymes fragrances and products, all of which are perfect for seasonal gifts. May these holidays be filled with love, light, warmth and good spirit from the team at Elysian Fields, Sarasota’s “favorite destination for inspiration.” Location: 1273 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-361-3006 or visit ElysianFieldsOnline.com.

Introducing Natural Health Improvement Center of Osprey

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atural Health Improvement Center of Osprey is a progressive health practice that has a passion for providing natural solutions to anti-aging and optimal health without the use of medications or surgical procedures. These systems are safe for infants, seniors and everyone in between, and they reveal the root cause of underlying issues, as well as pre-existing conditions that have already been diagnosed and medicated. In addition, free classes are offered to provide more information on the five main barriers to healing. Chiropractic care is a proven alternative to drug therapy for headaches, as well as neck and back pain. When communication is restored from the brain to the specific joint or organ the nerve supplies, pain will dissipate, and function can return. Graston Technique helps break up tight tissue, reducing pain and discomfort. Nutrition Response Testing TM helps detect nutrition deficiencies, toxicities and intolerances. Designed Clinical Nutrition and specific supplements are recommended. Science Based Nutrition is based on a comprehensive blood chemistry panel. This information is used to detect nutritional strengths and weaknesses. Bloodwork is monitored after the implementation of a tailored wellness program. NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique) is a non- invasive, drug free method of relieving intolerances to outdoor pollens, foods, and other items. Dr. Michele Battaglia, BS, DC, looks forward to guiding those who are seeking optimal health and wellness. For more information, call 941-220-3950, email Info@NaturalHealthOsprey.com or visit NaturalHealthOsprey.com. November 2018

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New From Angela’s Pure Salon & Spa

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rom the farm to the salon chair, Oway products are fair-trade biodynamic and certified organic. This haircare line, grown in Bologna, Italy, is among the first chemicalfree lines on the market. Oway is free of ammonia, SLS, parabens, PEGS/PPGS mineral oils, synthetic fragrance, and is never tested on animals. These products run the gamut from color and care to styling and perms, and they are now available at Angela’s Pure Salon & Spa. Other services we offer include haircuts and color, highlights, extensions, Brazilian silk treatment, perms, makeup application and nail treatments. In addition to Oway, some of the other product lines we use in the salon are Kevin Murphy, HairPhix and AlterEgo. For makeup, we use Glo Minerals which contain premium-grade ingredients with no perfumes or chemical dyes, and is 100% talc- and cruelty-free. For natural manicures and pedicures, we use Light Concept Nails, an alternative to acrylics, and each treatment includes an essential oils handmade scrub.   For hairstyling, we use Nectar which is is the first color infusion with integrated hair re-plumping which results in incredibly bright, silky and regenerated hair. In addition, we offer Balmain certified tape extensions with 100% Remy hair which features the cuticles intact for the highest quality finished product, adding volume and length to your hair. Another treatment is Ego-bond, a multi-faceted amino acid protein-based complex that restores strength, brilliance and hydration during all technical services. And finally, the B.Toxkare hair lifting system is a revolutionary cosmetic treatment with hyaluronic acid for plumped, replenished and radiant hair. Its extraordinary re-plumping and slowaging action delivers effective and immediate results, noticeable from the first application. Location: 3510 N Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 941-351-0670, email Info@AngelasPureSalon.com or visit AngelasPureSalon.com.

The Spiritual Journey of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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f we are spiritual beings having a human experience, then why are millions of souls worldwide experiencing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia? Most spiritual and religious beliefs center around relinquishing attachments, a practice that changes our consciousness and perception of the world around us. Dementia progression erases attachments and detaches the person from this reality puts them into an altered state of consciousness. Could dementia progression actually be a path to enlightenment? Join the Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light for a discussion featuring Katya De Luisa’s unusual perspective on how dementia affects spiritual consciousness.  De Luisa is a freelance writer and visual artist, specializing in the design of expressive arts programs which utilize art and writing to develop insight, increase personal growth and raise spiritual consciousness. When she developed a picture communication program for people with dementia for the Sarasota Alzheimer’s Association, she began to question what spiritual connection could there be to the challenge of experiencing dementia. Her new book, Journey through the Infinite Mind: The Science and Spirituality of Dementia, is a result of this quest, and information from the book will be featured in her presentation. Location: 5051 Ringwood Meadow, Bldg. G-2, Sarasota. Suggested donation: $10. For more information and to register, call 941-371-9333 or visit CCOSL.com. 16

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he holidays are approaching, and your taste buds are anticipating the indulgence of turkey and stuffing with all that gravy—and don’t forget the cookies and pumpkin pie. So combat those extra sugars and calories with CBD enriched hemp extract oil. CBD effects your endocannabiniod system which helps to regulate blood sugar levels, boost metabolism and burn fat. In addition, as we near the end of this year and prepare for the start of a new year, time seems to move faster than ever. Your schedule might feel overwhelming, so relieve that stress with Provida Health’s Full-Spectrum CBD. Scientists from Washington State University found that, when placed in a simulated stressful situation, those who regularly consume cannabinoids produce less cortisol, the body’s main stress hormone. Finding ways to relieve stress and anxiety is a major relief during this time of year. When purchasing from Provida Health, you can feel peace of mind, knowing that our products are grown organically in the U.S., and undergo a seven-panel third-party laboratory test to reassure both quality and purity. Be sure to visit Super Value Nutrition on November 7, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to meet with a Provida representative on-site, sample the CBD products free-ofcharge and enter a raffle to win 600mg of Provida Health sublingual oil. For more information, call 941-330-3559 and email SuperValueNutrition@gmail.com or MrKevin07@protonmail.com.


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ike the body, the brain needs proper nutrition to operate at peak performance. Over time, poor diets, chemicals and preservatives take a toll on our brains, just like our bodies. We often realize this but struggle balancing our nutritional needs with the pace of our lives. With nutrition counseling, you can develop strategies for healthy eating from a dietician nutritionist who takes a holistic approach that accounts all facets of your schedule, relationships, career, stress levels, environment or genetic predispositions that are unique to your mind, body and nutritional needs. Some dietitian nutritionists include the following resources in addition to nutrition counseling, and all these recommendations are supported by peer-reviewed research and clinical experience: Meal Planning Testing: food sensitivities or potential metabolic issues Pantry and Refrigerator Overhaul Grocery Store Tour: how to read labels and ingredient lists at the Brain Wave Center, we embrace the philosophy of “food as medicine” which basically means the food at the end of our forks is either promoting or preventing disease. We have a registered dietician nutritionist on-staff whose goal is to help your brain function at its optimum level, based on healthier nutrition. Neurofeedback is a process that allows the brain to rewire itself in ways that feel and work better. Now imagine how much of an impact this could be when supplying your brain with the nutrients it needs to enhance that rewiring process. Choosing the right kinds food provides the building blocks and fuel for a healthy brain. For more information, call 941-552-4500 or visit BrainWaveCenters.com.

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illions will head to the polls this month to cast their vote in the mid-term elections, but there is also another important choice to make—your health care coverage for 2019. The open enrollment period started in mid-October, and will end December 7 for Medicare and December 15 for individuals, so now is the time to consider your options. Choosing health benefits can feel stressful, but Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, chief medical officer for UnitedHealthcare Florida, offers the following advice to make the process easier. Review Your Options. Take the time to explore and understand the benefits and costs of each plan. Assess more than just the monthly premium, and review the out-of-pocket costs including the deductible, copays and coinsurance. Prevent Financial Surprises/ Check if your current doctors are in the health plan’s care provider network. If they are not in-network and you don’t want to change, understand the costs you might incur. Also, verify if medications are covered by the plan, or purchase an add-on plan to help cover these costs. Look for Ways to Save. Ask about incentive-based wellness programs that reward you for living a healthier lifestyle. Also, check if your plan includes 24/7 telehealth services, which can save both time and money. Consider Additional Benefits and Features. Open or annual enrollment is the ideal time to select benefit plans that help protect you and your dependents, so consider adding vision, dental and financial protection plans such as life, accident or critical illness coverage. Dr. Mayrene Hernandez is the chief medical officer for UnitedHealthcare Florida. She is also part of UnitedHealth Group’s South East Clinical Services Leadership Team, where she oversees hospital inpatient management in Florida. For more information, visit UHCOpenEnrollment.com.

tion for three years. Pixie Dust remains committed to our tradition of providing a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere, along with our dedication to honoring all paths. From crystals to candles to jewelry, we continue to bring in new and unusual items with a little something for everyone. Anniversary specials can be found throughout our store from November 1–10. Location: 1476 Main Street. Sarasota. For more information, call 941-366-6325 or visit DustyPixie.com.

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Eating Well Protects Hearing A healthy diet can lower the risk of moderate to severe hearing loss by 30 percent or more, conclude researchers from Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Studying the diets of 33,000 women for 22 years, they found that hearing was better retained among those that ate closer to the Mediterranean Diet—with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fish and virgin olive oil. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, high in fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy, as well as low in sodium, also was associated with better hearing. 18

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Raw fruit and vegetables are better for mental health than canned, cooked or otherwise processed produce, report researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago. Their survey of more than 400 young adults from their country and the U.S., published in Frontiers in Psychology, found a correlation between eating raw produce and measures of psychological well-being, positive mood and life satisfaction. “The cooking and processing of produce likely limits the delivery of nutrients that are essential for optimal emotional functioning,” says co-author Tamlin Conner, Ph.D. The top 10 raw foods for mental health are carrots, bananas, apples, dark leafy greens, grapefruit, lettuce, other citrus, berries, cucumbers and kiwis.

Early-stage breast cancer can be accurately detected via a simple breath test and urine sample, report researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Israel. Using electronic nose sensors and gas-chromatography mass spectrometry to analyze breath and urine, respectively, they were able to identify biomarkers for breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women worldwide. “Our new approach… with inexpensive, commercially available processes, is non-invasive, accessible and may be easily implemented in a variety of settings,” says study co-author Yehuda Zeiri, Ph.D. Mammography, the common screening test for breast cancer, is typically 75 to 85 percent accurate, a figure that drops for full-bodied women and those with dense breast tissue. Dual-energy digital mammography is more accurate, but increases radiation exposure, and MRIs are more expensive. The Israeli research, published in the journal Computers in Biology and Medicine, compared breath and urine samples taken from 85 women with breast cancer and 81 healthy women. The electronic e-nose device, picking up on a unique breath pattern, detected cancer cells accurately 95 percent of the time. The urine test proved 85 percent accurate. “With further study, it may also be possible to analyze exhaled breath and urine samples to identify other cancer types, as well,” says Zeiri.

Pumpkin Compounds Inhibit Cancer Growth In addition to being tasty, autumn’s pumpkin pie may also help prevent cancer. Two studies have confirmed the ability of certain nutrients in pumpkins to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Researchers from the Italian Institute of Food Science found that carotenoid compounds from pumpkins delayed the growth of human colorectal cancer and bone cancer cells by an average of 40 percent. In China, Harbin Medical University researchers found that a polysaccharide compound from pumpkins halted the growth of human liver cancer cells.

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Gut Bacteria Linked to Artery Health A lack of diversity of gut bacteria is linked to hardening of the arteries, a new study concludes. By analyzing the gut microbiome and measuring the arterial stiffness of 617 middle-aged female twins, researchers from the University of Nottingham and King’s College London found that those with a greater diversity of healthy bacteria had more flexible arteries. The finding explains why women, young adults and others may suffer heart attacks without traditional risk factors such as smoking or obesity. It opens the door to reducing cardiovascular disease by targeting the microbiome through diet, probiotics and other supplements.

Air Pollution Harms Developing Brains Fetal exposure to air pollution, even at levels considered safe by current standards, has been linked by Dutch researchers to thinning of the outer layer of a child’s brain and later cognitive difficulties. Following 783 children ages 6 through 10, the researchers concluded those brain abnormalities contributed in part to impulsiveness that could lead to addictive behavior and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, is experimenting with restricting diesel-powered vehicle access to portions of two major streets, with exemptions for new, cleaner models. Environmentalists and ecologically minded politicians celebrate the move as a breakthrough on the path to cleaner urban air. A German court ruled last February that cities have the right to prohibit dirty diesel vehicles, and local authorities in other cities are making plans to bring their roads into compliance with strict European Union emissions requirements. “Symbolically, it’s a big step,” says Manfred Braasch, a local leader of Friends of the Earth Germany. “This has been a diesel nation.” The federal German government is considering a comprehensive strategy designed to clean up heavy polluters among the nation’s 15  million diesel cars via hardware retrofits like those mandated in the U.S.

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End Game

Extinctions of Threatened Species Continue

The death of the world’s last male northern white rhino has rendered the species functionally extinct, which means the only hope of reviving the population is through in vitro fertilization. World Wildlife Fund head of campaigns Colin Butfield calls this a “uniquely bad situation.” Two other animals, the vaquita, a very rare porpoise discovered in 1958, and the Javan rhino are facing the same fate. Many other species, including the Sumatran rhino, black rhino, Amur leopard, forest elephant and Bornean orangutan are considered critically endangered, some with fewer than 100 individuals left. The International Union for Conservation of Nature currently considers 5,583 species of plant, mammal, bird, amphibian and marine life critically endangered.

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Dumping Disincentive

Big Bank Acts to Protect Oceans from Mine Waste

Citigroup is no longer financing mining projects that dump mine waste into the ocean. The move comes in response to pressure from the Ditch Ocean Dumping campaign, which calls on financial institutions to divest from any project or company that employs the practice. “Banks and financial institutions must actively take steps to ensure that they are not bankrolling the destruction of our oceans,” says campaign coordinator Ellen Moore of Earthworks. Mine waste can contain up to three dozen dangerous chemicals, including arsenic, lead, mercury and cyanide. These metals accumulate in fish, and ultimately, the wildlife and people that eat them. The pollution contaminates drinking water, decimates ecosystems and destroys fisheries. While the outdated practice has been phased out in many parts of the world, new mining proposals in Papua New Guinea and Norway signal that such dumping is being ramped up, not phased out.

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Organic shoppers may see additional labeling on produce. More than a dozen farmers and scientists from around the country met to create the standards for an additional organic certification pilot program called the Real Organic Project (ROP), which they plan to initially introduce at 20 to 60 farms. Under the current U.S. Department of Agriculture program, the organic label means that produce has been grown without synthetic substances or genetic engineering; it doesn’t specify whether produce was grown in water or soil, which the new labeling would address.

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Tiny Houses Can Benefit Seniors

The University of Southern Indiana (USI) is building a small, modular home on its Evansville campus to demonstrate how the tiny housing model could make independent living accessible for people of all ages and abilities. It’s part of a larger effort aimed at creating a cultural transformation related to aging in a community. The home’s small size is a selling point for people unable to maintain a larger dwelling as they age and help them remain independent. Dr. Bill Thomas, a geriatrician and national expert on aging partnering in the project, envisions a pod-like village of such “Minkas” with older people living within a community instead of being sequestered in nursing homes.

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Chinese GMO Regulations Dampen U.S. Exports

Even before recent disruption of U.S. trade with China through increased tariffs, China had made importing genetically modified (GMO) soybeans more difficult after a regulatory crackdown last December. The agricultural GMO regulation scheme strengthened the soybean approval process, leading to delays at Chinese ports. Certificates for certain GMO import crops granted by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture have included cotton, soybeans, corn and rapeseed. The U.S. is looking for alternative GMO markets in case tariffs, restrictions and export slowdowns continue.

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t White Sands Dentistry, we are proud to offer ozone therapy as an effective modality for dental treatments. Ozone has a variety of applications in both the medical and dental fields, and is widely used as an alternative to toxic chemicals and pharmaceutical products to disinfect and treat disease. Ozone is comprised of three oxygen atoms that have formed a dynamically unstable structure. This radical structure disrupts and inactivates bacteria, viruses and fungi, while stimulating oxygen metabolism and immune response in the human body. In a 2011 article titled “Ozone Therapy: A Clinical Review” published in the Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine, the authors state, “Ozone therapy has been utilized and heavily studied for more than a century…its effects are proven, consistent, safe and with minimal and preventable side effects.” At White Sands Dentistry, we utilize ozone in the form of ozonated water irrigation and ozone gas insufflation for the treatment of gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. We also utilize ozone in disinfecting surgical extraction sites and to stimulate healing response. In restorative dentistry, we apply

ozone gas to dentin after caries removal and prior to application of a filling material to help prevent nerve inflammation and post-operative sensitivity. In preventative dentistry, we utilize ozone gas as a safer alternative to resin sealants to disinfect and strengthen enamel pits and fissures in pediatric patients without disrupting the immature enamel matrix. Likewise, early incipient carious lesions can be re-mineralized and reversed by ozone gas to eliminate a need for drilling out the decay. Another beneficial application is a periodic injection of ozone gas at the site of dental implants where chronic inflammatory response is often present. Dr. Mallery, the owner of White Sands Dentistry, graduated in 2004 from University of Southern California School of Dentistry as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. She had been practicing mainstream dentistry until she opened her mind to the holistic-biological methods and concepts

she came across in her private studies. As her independent research and interest in holistic-biological dentistry deepened, she began introducing these methods into her practice. She became a member of International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, and Holistic Dental Association. Due to her affiliation with these organizations, Dr. Mallery was able to access vast databases of primary research studies that present compelling scientific evidence that certain common materials and procedures have a potential for detrimental effect on the human body. Yet there are alternative methods that are non-toxic, safe and highly effective, an example of which is ozone therapy. At White Sands Dentistry, we continuously research and expand our clinical protocols, and are excited to offer ozone therapy to our patients. If you have been searching for a holistic dentist that is well-versed in ozone utilization, call 941-748-9393 for an appointment, or visit WhiteSandsDentistry. com for a complete list of holistic procedures that our practice offers.

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The Abundant Life What this Means and How We Can Embrace It

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hen I envision the holiday that November is identified with, I picture a table, both long and spacious with enough room for anyone who chooses to settle in. I imagine the people already seated moving the chairs around to create more space for those on the outside to join in their festivities. Instead of them rushing to claim a fixed number of spots, I foresee inclusion and expansion—a table that stretches to accommodate the whole human race. In my purview, this is what Thanksgiving embodies—a reminder that our lives are enriched, sacred and blessed, an invitation to manifest abundance rather than allowing the fear of scarcity to intrude. The more gratitude and generosity that emanates from within, the more conscious we become of the abundance that is ours for the taking, sharing and experiencing. As this season of thankfulness approaches, I find myself craving a deeper immersion into abundance which has inspired me to seek the wisdom and acumen of Rev. Dr. Sharon-Elizabeth James, pastor at the Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light here in Sarasota. Below are highlights from our conversation which I hope will refresh your spirit—and broaden your table. Natural Awakenings: One of the central themes in this month’s issue focuses on how to manifest abundant living. Could you describe how integrating a spirituality practice in one’s life can bring about this abundance? Rev. Sharon-Elizabeth: Abundant living, which exceeds finances or material possessions, is rooted in spirituality. This means abiding from the standpoint that our universe is eternally abundant. When you are spiritually anchored and balanced, your intuitive

abilities are enhanced. You become more sensitive to subtle energies which surround and connect all of humanity to a Higher Guidance that seeks to foster abundance, happiness and peace in all areas of life. This prompting motivates you take action on a thought that enters your mind, or instills within you a higher discernment of situations you might find yourself in, which influences the positive choices and decisions you make.

a given situation were more accurate in the moment than just my mental process alone. Moreover, this mental process would eventually align with the truth my heart had already communicated to me. So I honed the skill of being connected to this Higher Guidance and made choices that facilitated more abundance in each aspect of life. I also noticed that when I was not attuned to this Higher Guidance, due to the distractions of this modern world and even my own ego, I learned from those lessons too—oftentimes in painful and difficult ways. But on this spiritual journey, I have nurtured wisdom and mastery and the knowledge that being of service to others is the highest expression of love.

NA: How does the Cosmic Center encourage and nurture spiritual unification within the Sarasota community across all different faiths, practices or disciplines? Rev. Sharon-Elizabeth: The Cosmic Center advocates just one dogma—unconditional love. No matter the religious or spiritual tradition you follow, our ultimate purpose here is to foster love. The foundation of each religious and spiritual practice is based on our Creator’s love for this world and its inhabitants. This message of love is the common bond which unites all traditions. It does not matter which path leads you there because unconditional love is the universal aspect of a Creator that connects all humankind as one loving creation. The Cosmic Center is based on this all-embracing truth that we all hold a spark of the Divine.

NA: What advice would you offer someone who is drawn to a spiritual practice, but might feel intimidated based on a wounding experience or preconception about certain belief systems? Rev Sharon-Elizabeth: Always coming from a place of integrity, it is crucial to represent your most authentic self and to follow your own unique path. You will be drawn to experiences and encounters that you innately resonate with, and you should explore these as a threshold beckoning you into a personal spiritual journey. This will teach you to follow “spiritual breadcrumbs” that empower you to become your truest self—a wondrous creation of the Divine. Ultimately, that is the path to discovering and actualizing your Dharma, the purpose you came here to live out. Through this process, you can learn to manifest a peaceful, joyful and abundant perspective on this life you are given.

NA: Can you enumerate on how spiritual living has awakened more abundance, fulfillment and inspiration in your own life specifically? Rev. Sharon-Elizabeth: In my own spiritual unfoldment, I became aware there was more to this world than what my physical senses could perceive. The more I tapped into this Higher Awareness through my spiritual journey, the more Higher Guidance I received through dreams, insights, synchronicities and hightened intuition. This consciousness reached a point where I began to realize what the Avatars of Light have proclaimed: “You are in the world, but not of it.” I became aware that my feelings about

The Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light embraces the new paradigms of our awakening consciousness to serve Sarasota and Manatee counties and the world through healing, education and enlightenment. The shared vision here is to collectively create a place of gathering where all are welcomed to participate, exchange and create harmony with one another. The Center offers Sunday services, weekly classes, meditations and special events that are educational, uplifting and transformational for spiritual seekers. The Center is located at 5041 Ringwood Meadow, Bldg. G-25, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-371-9333 or visit CCOSL.com. November 2018

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Natural Solutions For Treating Vertigo by Eric Winder, DC

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f you have not experienced extreme dizziness or vertigo, it can be difficult to understand just how debilitating this issue can be. Several of my patients with this problem agree they would rather experience back pain or headaches or some other problem instead because it is draining to feel disoriented in space. With vertigo, daily tasks can be difficult, especially activities like driving or anything that requires movement. Vertigo is a specific kind of dizziness where people feel as though the—or the world around them—are in constant motion. Triggers include certain medications, inflammation of nerves in the inner ear, viral infections or abnormal fluid pressure in the inner ear. One of the most common types of vertigo is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) which is caused by displaced particles in the canals of the inner ear. People with BPPV are often taught to practice a version of the “Epley Maneuver” to attempt to move these particles to a better position. While medications and the Epley Maneuver can be helpful, many cases are not resolved by these treatments alone. I believe that many people continue to suffer vertigo symptoms because an important cause is ignored. At our clinic, we are able to improve or resolve vertigo for a large number of patients by looking beyond the inner ear to another source—the nerve endings that give us position sense. As an example, a patient I’ll refer to as Dorothy recently scheduled an appointment for the treatment of lower back and neck pain. She did not realize that we treat vertigo, but during the history and examination on her first visit, she revealed that she had been suffering from these symptoms for months. She could not tolerate the medication that she had been prescribed, and while the Epley Maneuver helped somewhat, she still had signifi-

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cant vertigo problems. While treating her other complaints, we used fascial release therapies to remove restriction of the connective tissues in her upper neck, jaw muscles and muscles at the base of her skull. She reported a 60% improvement in her vertigo after just one treatment, and within a few more visits, stated that her vertigo symptoms were completely gone. Fortunately, the treatments for her lower back and neck pain were also successful. The reason that fascial release treatments were able to relieve Dorothy’s vertigo is associated with the most important sense in our bodies—proprioception. This is a medical term for position sense, or how we sense where all the parts of our body are located in space. The millions of nerve endings that give us position sense are found all throughout our bodies, embedded in the connective tissue called fascia. They provide the information that makes all coordinated movement possible including the instinctive leveling of the head. In the case of vertigo, restriction in the fascia of the jaw, upper neck and skull can create a distortion in position sense which can trigger the disorienting symptoms. At our office, we release fascia restriction, using a combination of therapies that involve gentle tissue compression, stretching, and pulsed microcurrent or low-level laser. The majority of our vertigo patients experience significant relief from these fascia treatments. Improving position sense through fascia release has even helped to reduce vertigo in some cases where there was another specific cause such are nerve inflammation or Meniere’s Disease. For some patients, vertigo is their only complaint, but it is not unusual for other symptoms to be interconnected, as they were in Dorothy’s case. When vertigo symptoms are extreme or lasting, it’s important to be evaluated first by a physician who specializes in this area. Also, if vertigo or dizziness occurs with other symptoms such as blurred vision, rapid heart rate or mental confusion, urgent medical evaluation is necessary. But for those who have sought medical care, and are still having ongoing symptoms, consider treatment focused on fascia release. You are invited to attend an evening program on November 28, where you can learn in-depth about fascia, why it is important, and how to solve fascia problems when they create pain or problems like vertigo. Dr. Eric Winder will discuss case examples, provide a treatment demonstration 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. This free event is located at 3131 S Tamiami Trail, #102, Sarasota. To RSVP, call 941-957-8390. Dr. Eric Winder has 21 years in practice, and focuses on relieving pain and restoring alignment and motion through fascia release therapies without forceful manipulation. For more information, visit GentleBay.com.   


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any movements can cause our bodies to develop an imbalance of the musculoskeletal system, often causing ongoing pain in an area of the body. Golf swings, computer work, driving, tennis, running, lack of stretching, lifting heavy objects or just picking up your child can create distortions in your posture and chronic pain in the muscles. This pain is actually caused by ischemia, or lack of blood flow, within the muscle. Neuromuscular therapy, also called trigger point therapy, is a form of therapeutic massage that focuses on relieving pain and dysfunction originating from specific areas in the tendons,

Trigger points cause pain, fatigue and weakness in the muscle. Trigger points also cause a phenomenon called referral pain to areas away from the tight muscle. muscles and fascia tissue. Neuromuscular therapy addresses trigger points, areas of the muscle in which there is a contracture of muscular tissue—think of a tiny snag in a knit sweater. Blood and nutrients are lacking in that part of the muscle, and therefore, the muscle spindle is unable to relax.   Trigger points cause pain, fatigue and weakness in the muscle. Trigger points also cause a phenomenon called referral pain to areas away from the tight muscle. During a neuromuscular massage, a therapist will use compression, friction and other proven techniques on specific areas, sometimes away from the painful area, to encourage muscles to release constriction and create normal blood flow. After the muscle is released, the normal functioning of the muscle begins as blood and oxygen flow are restored.  Anyone can benefit from neuromuscular therapy, especially those who suffer from particular health dysfunctions such as acute or chronic pain, postural imbalances, strains, chronic stress, and stiffness from current or old injuries. Some of the common health problems that this integrative massage can be helpful in treating include anxiety, headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck stiffness, TJM, tingling in the arms and hands, chronic knee pain, sciatica, shoulder pain and more. Neuromuscular therapy offers the benefits of a relaxation massage, while also identifying and releasing trigger points to alleviate the root cause of a muscle problem. Among the many benefits of this medically focused massage, it will help you to achieve the following: Reduce chronic pain in muscles, tendons and joints. Free tight areas that might be causing limited range-of-motion, overall achiness or pain upon movement. Correct posture distortions such as rounded or elevated shoulders, stiff neck, spinal curves, and uneven hips or legs. Improve blood flow to areas with knots and sore muscles to enhance healing in these areas. Improve your overall health and energy levels. Lynne Donahue, LMT, is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy. She is a massage therapist and health coach at Four Pillars, providing Neuromuscular Therapy, therapeutic massage, Himalayan hot stone massage, Reiki and nutrition coaching sessions. Four Pillars is located at 8209 Natures Way, Suite 221, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, call 941-373-3955, email Info@FourPillarsFlorida. com or visit FourPillarsFlorida.com.

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Supercharge Your Immune System

Natural Ways to Stay Healthy by Kathleen Barnes

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ike many other health conditions, challenges to our immune systems are on the rise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 26.5 million adults and kids have asthma, 50 million have allergies and up to 20 percent get the flu each year. Catching a cold is common, with U.S. adults generally coping with two or three a year and children about twice as many. As many as 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, celiac and lupus, costing $100 billion a year to treat, which is nearly twice the amount spent on cancer care, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. Initial statistics released 20 years ago estimated that 9 million Americans had autoimmune diseases; a five-fold increase since then illustrates the magnitude of the problem. People that are free of some degree of immune system dysfunction are relatively uncommon. 30

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Identified Culprits

“We are absolutely seeing a rise in immune disorders,” says Michael T. Murray, a doctor of naturopathy in Lyons, Colorado, and author of Chronic Candidiasis: Your Natural Guide to Healing with Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise and Other Natural Methods. “Many factors are responsible for the increase.” He cites the most notable as the widespread use of antibiotics and pesticides; dietary factors, including too much sugar; decreased intake of essential vitamins and minerals; overconsumption of calories in general; lifestyle factors like not getting enough sleep or exercise; excessive alcohol; stress; and exposure to cigarette smoke. “The microbiome—the bacterial structure that supports a strong immune system—is largely inherited from the mother during a vaginal birth,” says Sayer Ji, of Miami, Florida, founder of GreenMedInfo.com, sponsor of the 2017 Immune Defense Summit and a member

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of the National Health Federation’s board of governors. “The rising number of Caesarean sections, at nearly one-third of all U.S. births, up from 18 percent in 1997, deprives infants of those naturally occurring bacteria, and can result in immune deficiencies at an early age.” Low-level chronic stress of the kind that occurs in everyday modern life is a leading underlying factor in immune system compromise, says natural health and healing expert Dr. Deepak Chopra, of Carlsbad, California, author of The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life. Along with emotional stress, he points to any kind of inner or outer challenge that pulls us off center. Everyone experiences some stress every day; when unrelieved, it’s been widely shown to have a huge negative impact on our health. “Imbalance can be negative or positive, and so can stress,” says Chopra. “Winning the lottery is just as stressful as going through a divorce. So the challenge isn’t to achieve static balance, but to successfully thrive in stressful surroundings.”

Internal Communiqués

Medical science now generally agrees that the greatest part of the immune system resides in the gut. “We need those trillions of bacteria that live in the digestive tract. Without them, we are unable to defend ourselves from all types of assaults, including the autoimmune diseases, in which the


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with immune system suppressants that leave the patient with diminished resistance to other diseases. Raw foods, especially pineapple and papaya, are good sources of digestive enzymes. They’re also available as supplements.

body turns upon itself,” says Ji. “The immune system lines the large and small intestines,” says Dr. Susan Blum, of Rye Brook, New York, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease. “The microbes in the gut lining speak to the immune system. Anything that alters the microbes in negative ways—like antibiotics or viral illness, among others—can also negatively alter the immune system.”

Prebiotics and probiotics: Prebiotics, plant fibers that ferment in the colon helping to increase desirable bacteria in the gut, and probiotics, live beneficial bacteria, help restore balance in the microbiome, effectively feeding and strengthening the immune system. Myers suggests that declining levels of friendly bacteria in the gut may actually mark the onset of chronic degenerative disease.

Unavoidable Toxin

We can’t avoid the toxic exposure that underlies much of the immune dysfunction we are experiencing today, says Wendy Myers, a functional diagnostic nutritionist in Los Angeles, California, and author of Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue. “Toxins, especially heavy metals like lead and mercury, are in the air, water and soil. Since we can’t escape them, we need to know how they are affecting us and work to neutralize them.” Experts agree that immune challenges can be neutralized and overcome with the right diet and lifestyle, stress management and appropriate supplements to restore and maintain the whole system balance needed to flourish in a world of our own making that stresses us on every level.

The Right Food

Eliminating wheat and dairy can end half of current immune system dysfunction through helping to repair the microbiome and healing the immune system, Ji believes. As one example, “If my mom had known I was allergic to cow’s milk when I was a child, I wouldn’t have suffered for 20 years with bronchial asthma,” he says. An anti-inflammatory diet also speeds gut healing and strengthens the immune system, says Blum. Highlights of her program for a basic clean-up include eliminating anything white (sugar and all products made with flour); eating quality fats (cold-pressed vegetable oils, nuts and seeds); protein (grass-fed beef, organic and free-range poultry, wild game and wildcaught fish); organic fruits and vegetables as much as possible and fermented foods daily; limiting and preferably eliminating

dairy; and reading labels and banishing additives, chemicals and processed foods. According to CDC statistics, almost everyone has some level of immune dysfunction, so this clean-up diet will benefit most of us, Blum says. After a basic regimen of three weeks or longer, she recommends exploring an elimination and challenge diet in which gluten, dairy, corn, soy and eggs are all eliminated for three weeks. People with arthritis should also eliminate nightshades like tomatoes and potatoes. “Then add back in the eliminated foods one at a time and carefully note the body’s reaction. It’s not that hard to get a clear picture of what aggravates inflammation such as arthritis pain,” Blum says.

The Right Supplements

Multivitamins: “High-quality vitamin

and mineral supplements are foundational to immune health,” Murray says. “Vitamins C, E and B and selenium are especially important.”

Digestive enzymes: “Digestive

enzymes are key to restoring gut health, and thereby healing the immune system. They’re useful in reducing immunemediated inflammation in autoimmune disorders,” Murray explains. Australian research from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research confirms that supporting the immune system helps heal inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Instead, these are commonly treated

Vitamin D: Several studies, including

one from Israel, have shown that people with the highest vitamin D levels have the lowest number of upper respiratory infections. “To ensure optimal vitamin D status, many health advocates, myself included, are recently advocating daily dosages of 2,000 to 5,000 international units (IU), even in apparently healthy adults,” Murray says.  

Beta glucan: Beta glucans are polysac-

charides; soluble fiber naturally occurring in the cell walls of grains, bacteria, yeast, algae and fungi. Natural sources include oats, barley, seaweed, and shitake and reishi mushrooms. In supplements, look for products extracted by fermentation if grain or yeast is a concern. These sugars are known to help prevent and shorten durations of colds and flu and provide relief for allergies and sinus congestion, and may help regulate an overactive immune response in cases of autoimmune disorders. Both internal and external factors can affect us all the way to the cellular level. Chopra says, “You are talking to your genes all the time, and what you say affects every cell in your body. Through lifestyle choices, you can make healing decisions rather than damaging ones.” Kathleen Barnes is the author of numerous natural health books including The Calcium Lie: What Your Doctor Still Doesn’t Know, with Dr. Robert Thompson. Connect at KathleenBarnes.com.   November 2018

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Gratitude and Gut Health by Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA

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ne of the specialties of my practice is the treatment of various gastrointestinal symptoms. In 20 years of working with the public, I have found that extreme emotion has a significant impact on the normal function of the digestive organs. We must think outside-thebox of conventional medicine to understand that emotional stress can result in a physical manifestation. Patients who come in to address these symptoms are invariably experiencing a barrage of emotional stress and subsequent physical suffering.

How Does Chinese Medicine See It?

In Chinese medicine, each organ has an assigned emotion. The digestive organs— liver, gallbladder, stomach, spleen and pancreas—are affected by the emotions of anger, resentment, worry and overthinking. Where does gratitude fit into these emotions, and how might it affect the digestive experience? If these emotions are at the forefront of your experience,

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then gratitude surely is not. Some of the digestive complaints that accompany these emotions range from pain, acid reflux and GERD, nausea or vomiting, and changes in bowel movements like constipation or urgent diarrhea.

Where Does Gratitude Come In?

Honestly, gratitude one of the ways in which living beings can re-frame their current situation and come into alignment with what is. Resentment and anger fuel resistance to accepting the facts and eventually letting go. In the darkest of times, it can be challenging to be grateful. Yet in my experience, being grateful is the only path that delivers you from that same darkness. I have experienced my share of darkness this year—the deepest of betrayals from my former spouse and the death of my father in the same month nearly drove me to the brink of sanity. The only path I found out of my personal darkness was to be grateful in the midst of it. My healing continues to come from a place of gratitude and grace, knowing that in forgiveness, strength and perseverance, I will be victorious. And you can be too.

What Is the Treatment?

In my experience, the full continuum of the person must be addressed which means adjusting nutrition, environment, emotions, mindset and, of course, gratitude. A clean diet is essential— elimination of inflammatory foods, GI detox if necessary, targeted nutritional supplementation—as well as meditation, support systems and a daily gratitude process. It is important

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to understand that gratitude is not simply stating what you are grateful for. For gratitude to take you over and help you out of a personal darkness, you must feel it, embody it and express it. Express your gratefulness to others in whatever form you can, from a handwritten note, Facebook posts, and small gifts or anonymous gestures of kindness. Make this your focus, and you will be lifted out of the low vibration of whatever is troubling you into a higher vibration of love and light. By working this plan, you can also resolve GI issues and move forward into your highest expression of living. Using myself as an example, I would not have become the most optimal version of myself while still locked into a situation where I was, in effect, blind to what was. Now freed from all that darkness, I am moving into a place where I can fully express the highest version of me, and in doing so, I can help others who are going through similar situations. I believe in you and your ability to lift yourself out of the dark and into the light. Always choose the light. *Remember, some symptoms are indications of a more serious condition and require additional medical attention. Be sure to visit your primary care doctor or a specialist to rule out anything that could be an emergency. Dr. Christina Captain is nationally boardcertified by the National Commission for Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is the lead practitioner at the Family Healing Center which she founded in 2000. Dr. Captain is also an expert Feng Shui practitioner and teacher who studied under Nancilee Wydra of the Feng Shui Institute of America, before originating her own style, Essential Balance Feng Shui. Since this discipline is a branch of Oriental Medicine, she often blends Feng Shui principles into her treatment plans. Family Healing Center is located at 2650 Bahia Vista St., Suite 101, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-951-1119 or email Dr_Captain@FamilyHealingCenter. com.


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risti Nelson has dedicated her career to leading, funding and strengthening organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. Today, at the helm of the Network for Grateful Living, she is helping awaken thousands of people around the world to the life-changing practice of gratefulness. Co-founded by Benedictine monk, teacher and author David Steindl-Rast, the network offers educational programs and practices that inspire and guide a commitment to grateful living, and spark the transformative power of personal and societal responsibility. Earlier in her career, Nelson founded a values-based fundraising, consulting, training and leadership coaching company, working with groups such as the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Buddhist Peace Fellowship and the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. She also served in director-level positions for the Soul of Money Institute, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Nelson lives in Western Massachusetts with her family, grateful to be surrounded by the wonders of the natural world and connected to a vibrant, loving and grateful global community.

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Gratefulness is a proactive orientation to life that originates inside. You wake with a sense of thankful awareness for the gift of another day, of all the miraculous things your body did overnight to keep you alive and healthy and an all-encompassing sense of the great fullness of life. Gratitude is more of a response to something going well; anything from receiving the perfect present to five green lights on the way home to beautiful weather. It can become an addictive pursuit to try to get life to deliver something positive again and again, whereas gratefulness emanates from a more unconditional core. Thanksgiving bubbles up when we’re so filled with a sense of gratefulness—that great fullness—that we overflow into finding ways to express thanks aloud and in actions, such as delivering praise or being of service.

In what way is happiness related to gratefulness?

The truth is that it’s not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. We can have all the things that should make us happy, and that we wish would make us happy, but unless we feel grateful for what we have, it’s likely nothing will truly make us happy. Happiness can be susceptible to outside circumstance, whereas gratefulness is an orientation we can more consistently maintain.

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How do we cultivate gratefulness as a way of being, rather than an intermittent feeling?

It’s a three-step process: stop, look and go. First, we pause to be present; slow down enough to notice all the things for which we can be grateful. Second, we enlarge our perspective to take nothing for granted and acknowledge that life is short and uncertain, so we are grateful each day we wake up. This step is also about being aware of our privileges, starting with our ability to see, hear, move about and function. It keeps us aware, awake and alert. Consider how we feel when electricity returns after an outage or when we can use our hand or foot after a cast comes off. Within minutes, we can forget how appreciative we were for those things, so we need to build reminders into our lives. Third, we generate possibilities. Find ways to express appreciation or nurture something we care about by engaging in an actively grateful way. Even when we suffer hardship, shifting our awareness to notice whatever is sufficient, abundant and beautiful enables us to be grateful. This creates a ripple effect, bringing more reasons to be grateful. It’s a radical way to live.

Which other qualities of life that people now seek give you hope?

It gives me hope when people seek contentment. Paradoxically, discontent gives me hope too, because when people recognize injustice and social biases, it pushes us to engage; to stand up and take note of what’s not okay and needs to be changed. Love also gives me hope, especially when individuals seek to love more generously, inclusively and compassionately. It brings me the most hope of all when I see people building bridges and stretching their own capacity to love beyond their comfort zone. Connect with April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.


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mericans trust bottled more than tap water, but that confidence might work better if reversed. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) notes that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors tap water for more than 90 contaminants, and it must meet the strict standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. Nationally distributed bottled water, under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, isn’t as carefully or frequently checked. A quarter of all bottled water is actually filtered tap water, reports the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Concern about safe tap water is relatively recent—in the 1960s, for instance, people worried more about fluoridation than contamination. But since 1990, partly driven by bottled water ads, Gallup polls have shown tap water concerns rising; 63 percent of us now worry about our drinking water “a great deal”. Bottled water is usually safe to drink, but isn’t environmentally friendly. Plastic bottle production in the U.S. requires 17.6 million barrels of oil annually, reports the nonprofit Riverkeeper; plus the energy used to transport it to market, refrigerate

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it and collect the empties equals filling the bottles a quarter full of oil. Then, 77 percent of discards end up in the landfill. the Earth Day Network reports. Retail costs range from 89 cents a serving to $8 a gallon for designer water, averaging $1.11 a gallon, compared to .002 cents per gallon for tap water.

What’s in Tap Water Legitimate concerns about tap water exist, mostly because homes built before 1986 likely have lead in their pipes, solder and fixtures, possibly contaminating municipally sourced water. Well water is also susceptible to outside contamination from chemicals and microorganisms that must be monitored. Because lead accumulates in stagnated water in pipes, run the water until it gets as cold as possible; up to two minutes if the taps haven’t been turned on in six hours or more. Other chemicals found in tap water include low levels of chlorine, arsenic, nitrates, atrazine, perchlorate and pathogens, reports the NRDC. Pharmaceutical products can also get into tap water, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). A recent study from the EWG and North-


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Filter Options Filters can allay tap water worries from municipal or well supplies. Several types—tap-mounted, under-sink and pitchers—are effective and affordable, ranging from $20 to $300. Seek filters certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) testing agency that check for specific contaminants of concern. NSF-42 coding certifies filters that improve water taste and remove both chlorine and particulate matter. NSF-53 is more stringent and requires removal of metals and harmful chemicals. The highest standard, NSF-401, covers filters that eliminate bacteria, pesticides/herbicides and residue from drugs like ibuprofen. Activated carbon filters, which require regular replacement cartridges, remove large particles like sediment and silt. Reverse osmosis filters remove dissolved inorganic solids (including salts) by pushing tap water through a semi-permeable membrane. Ultraviolet water purification is effective at treating bacteria and viruses, but not contaminants such as chlorine, volatile organic compounds or heavy metals. Charcoal pitcher filters are the most common, easiest to use and least expensive, although cartridges add to the cost and are only effective for processing about 40 gallons each. To save money, DIY products allow individuals to refill used cartridges with new activated charcoal. Filter pitchers need to be cleaned regularly because the charcoal can leak, producing mildew, calcium and grime. Faucet-mounted models are easy to install and can be switched easily from filtered to unfiltered water (e.g., for washing up). Under-sink filters and cartridges are effective for up to 200 gallons, but more challenging to install. Connecting to refrigerators and ice makers makes installation more complex, and leakage can be an issue; countertop filters take up space, but are less likely to clog. Consumer Reports says reverse osmosis filters are effective at removing contaminants, but can operate slowly, consume cabinet space, need periodic cleaning with bleach and create three to five gallons of wastewater for every gallon filtered. WHO indicates that conventional municipal water treatment processes can remove about half of the compounds associated with pharmaceutical drugs. Advanced treatment like reverse osmosis and nanofiltration can be more efficient, removing up to 99 percent of large pharmaceutical molecules. The first step is a water test. Some state and local health departments offer free test kits and they are also sold at hardware stores. Certified laboratories test tap water samples, with information often available from the local water provider. Find a state-by-state list of certified labs plus program contacts at Tinyurl.com/DrinkingWaterCertificationInfo. The EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline is 800-426-4791. Jim Motavalli, of Fairfield, CT, is an author, freelance journalist and speaker specializing in clean automotive and other environmental topics. Connect at JimMotavalli.com.

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ractices designed to enrich life with purpose and meaning yield empowering results for anyone that takes them to heart. Whether striving for a new job, higher salary, stronger relationships or spiritual acceleration, these “rules of the road” offer inspired guidance to free thinking and enlarge possibilities beyond anything we’ve ever imagined. Be one with life: Belief in our oneness with “more than enough” sets us free to receive. Be aware we live in an expanding universe: The creative life force of the universe constantly conspires for our good as we consciously participate in the process. Be accountable for individual consciousness: How we perceive ourself and our world defines our experience. Changing our point of view can change everything. Be focused: Establish and maintain a disciplined mind, focusing on what’s right with life rather than what’s wrong. Be in the flow: The law of circulation manifests as either a cornucopia of more than enough or a vortex of not enough, depending on how freely energy flows through us. Remember that we are the gatekeeper that directs the flow. Be passionate: Honoring our passions sets us free from the tyranny of a joyless life. Unearthing and living what creates joy, love and peace brings the gift of our authentic self to the party called life. Be blessed: To be blessed and know it is to affirm that we are a whole person, with nothing missing. Sharing our abundance becomes our daily norm. This state of being blesses our world. Be of service: When we serve others selflessly, we are recognizing that they matter. When someone knows they matter, they are intrinsically guided to demonstrate it in ways that serve others… and the circle is complete. Be courageous: Boldly move beyond false limits to horizons that call us to new levels of self-expression and fulfillment, often in collaboration with a spirited community. Be a catalyst for good: Such actions connect us directly to the secret of creating an abundant life—our innate oneness with the universe. Dennis Merritt Jones, D.D., of St. Petersburg Beach, FL, speaks and writes books on human potential and spirituality. His latest, The Art of Abundance, is the source of this essay. Connect via DennisMerrittJones.com. November 2018

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RSI Risk Factors

Poor posture, faulty movement technique and lack of periodic breaks from activities can play a major role in developing any form of RSI. “I find that people that maintain a balanced exercise routine tend to do the best in jobs that apply repetitive stresses. People that sit at a desk need core strengthening, flexibility work in the hips, wrists and hands, and work on the neck flexors of the cervical spine,” says Felipe J. Mares, a physical therapist and owner of PT First Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “People that exercise on a daily basis, regardless of their job, hold up better at work. There’s a lot of stored equity in muscle tissue and strength that comes in handy.” Lebo elaborates, “Exercise is critical for improving quality of life for people that


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Weekend Warriors

The impulse to get outside, engage in a sport or push through limitations on weekends can lead to injury if exercising is not also part of the work week. “Do something on weekdays to support your weekend activity to prepare and strengthen your body specifically for it,” says Lebo. “For recreational athletes, I recommend performing some type of strength training to support the demands and movement patterns of your activity. For tendinitis or inflammation of the tendons—the most common type of repetitive injury—exercise can reverse or minimize injury following appropriate rest, together with physical therapy when indicated.” Basic strength training, maintaining a healthy weight and staying hydrated all help prevent injury and decrease the risk of reoccurrence.“Repetitive injuries that I see often are iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome, lower back pain and rotator cuff injuries. The main cause of these is overuse, faulty alignment and muscle compensation,” says Brooke Taylor, a functional training expert and owner of Taylored Fitness NY Ltd., in New York City. “Functional training engages the body in multiplanar movements that simulate everyday motions. This forces the body to work as one unit, as opposed to isolating various body parts. The beauty is that with a well-designed program, you leave no muscle untouched. Functional training is beneficial for everyone, and one hour of training a day can make a huge difference. Get out and explore different activities and work opposing muscles. Make all parts of the body work as one,” counsels Taylor. Whether injuries occur at the desk, on the soccer field or not at all, keeping the body fit is key. Mares reminds us that exercise is like sleep—something we all need and cannot avoid, saying, “Exercise is the great equalizer in life.” Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer and authors books related to the fields of alternative health and spirituality. Connect at MarlainaDonato.com.

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ratitude for the bounty in our lives has been a constant in every American Thanksgiving since the Pilgrims’ first celebration at Plymouth Plantation. What has changed is the menu. Many holiday hosts today wish to be inclusive and respect everyone’s increasingly restrictive dietary needs. A few dishes that offer naturally gluten-free, paleo and plant-based options never go amiss, especially when we’re talking pie. It’s easy to make a plant-based pie—think pumpkin, sweet potato and chocolate. As a bonus, many vegan pies can be made ahead and actually taste better the next day.

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A mellow nut crust might be the best way to go; pecans or almonds, sweetened with dates, crumbled in the food processor and pressed into a pie pan. It’s deliciously easy and can be made the day before, always a plus at holiday time. Gluten-free vanilla, chocolate or gingersnap cookie crumbs, mixed with a little coconut oil pressed into the pan, can serve as an alternative to nuts.

The Filling

The freshest filling makes the freshest-tasting pie. Winter vegetables such as squash, small sugar or pie pumpkins or sweet potatoes can be baked in the oven and puréed in the food processor days ahead of time. Or, make the purées weeks ahead and freeze them, ready to thaw for a recipe.


Award-winning cookbook author Deborah Madison, author of Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market, in Galisteo, New Mexico, preheats her oven to 375° F. “Cut the squash in half, the pumpkins into quarters, scrape out the seeds and brush the cut surfaces with a vegetable oil such as sunflower or safflower,” she suggests. “Place the squash or pumpkins cutside-down on a sheet pan. Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Bake the vegetables until tender, about 40 minutes,” says Madison. When baked, scoop out the flesh, discard the rinds or skin and purée the flesh in a food processor. About two cups of purée equals a 15-ounce can of pumpkin, sweet potato or butternut squash. Pies made with fresh purées will have a lighter color and flavor. Madison says she prefers natural sweeteners. “Honey and maple syrup are so dynamic—they’re more like foods in their own right than just sweeteners.” Maple and date sugars give pies a deep, caramelized flavor. Always taste test during preparation, recommends Alissa Saenz, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, who blogs at ConnoisseurusVeg.com. She loves a big dose of chai spices and little dose of sweetener in her Vegan Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Pie. But pie is personal. “I recommend tasting your batter to decide if you’d prefer a little more or less of each,” she says.

Finishing Touches

An ethereal cloud of coconut whipped cream can taste just as delicious as the dairy version, says vegan baker and cookbook author Fran Costigan, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She refrigerates a 14-ounce can of unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk for at least 24 hours. After opening it, she spoons out only the solid coconut cream into a chilled bowl, saving the remaining liquid coconut milk for another use. She whips the coconut cream with an electric mixer until fluffy, adding a natural sweetener and vanilla extract if desired. It all makes for a perfectly healthy plant pie. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com).

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Place the dates, pecans and salt in the bowl of a food processor and blend until the mixture sticks together. Lightly oil the bottom and sides of a nineinch pie or springform pan.

Pour the hot coconut milk over the chocolate chips and almond butter. Make sure all the chocolate is covered with the hot milk. Let it sit for three to five minutes to melt the chocolate. Whisk by hand until the mixture becomes smooth, shiny and dark. Pour into the prepared crust. Refrigerate the completed pie until it is firm and ready to serve. Inspired by and adapted from recipes by Nava Atlas, at VegKitchen.com, Fran Costigan at FranCostigan.com and Ashley Adams, who blogs at TheSpruceEats.com.

Press the date mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Spoon the entire can of coconut milk into a saucepan. Over medium heat, stir and bring to a simmer until small bubbles form around the perimeter of the pan.

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This pie filling is robust with spices and not too sweet. Add less spice and more maple syrup to taste.

Remove from oven and slice the sweet potatoes open to allow the steam to escape. Let them sit a few minutes to cool.

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Lower the oven temperature to 375° F. When the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, scoop out the insides and place them into a food processor bowl. Add the coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves and salt.

2 large sweet potatoes ¾ cup coconut milk 3 Tbsp maple syrup 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 Tbsp arrowroot or tapioca starch 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon 1 Tbsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cardamom ½ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground cloves ½ tsp sea salt

Process the filling until smooth, stopping to scrape the bowl as needed. Pour the batter into a prepared pie crust and smooth out the top with a rubber scraper. Bake about 40 minutes or until it sets.

Preheat the oven to 400° F. Poke a few holes in each sweet potato using a sharp knife. Place the sweet potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake until very soft, about 45 minutes. Or microwave them for about

Remove the pie from oven and allow it to cool completely before slicing. Top with whipped coconut cream, if desired. Adapted recipe and photo courtesy of Alissa Saenz, of Phoenixville, PA; Connoisseurus Veg.com/vegan-chai-spiced-sweet-potato-pie.

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Yoga as a Natural Solution

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These are symptoms of anxiety, and they can wreak havoc on everyday life. But you don’t have to live with the effects of anxiety on a permanent basis anymore.

When Anxiety Is Not Normal

It’s common to experience uncertainty to some extent, like worrying about job interviews, tests, deadlines or finances. However, it’s not normal to suffer with constant or recurring anxiety. Do you find yourself unable to turn off the racing thoughts associated with anxiety, leading to lack of sleep, exhaustion or lack of motivation? Often, these issues result in further troubles with focus and concentration in work, school, home and other activities. Sometimes the rapid breathing associated with anxiety can make it seem like you cannot breathe. Your heart is racing, and a feeling of panic or confusion can overtake you. There is no shame in admitting you experience anxiety. In fact, this is a common problem. Anxiety disorders affect nearly one in five American adults each year. But change is possible and can occur quicker than you think. You can take control of how you feel.

The Positive News

Most anxiety disorders can improve with talk therapy, medications or complementary therapies like yoga. Since the 1970’s, numerous research studies have shown the efficacy of yoga, meditation and other stress reduction techniques as treatments for anxiety. Through the use of movement, breathing practices, relaxation and meditation, you can improve the body’s ability to respond to stress and anxiety in a positive manner.

Yoga as a Natural and Proven Approach

For many people, a group yoga class can help manage feelings of anxiety. However, for others, the thought of a group class is overwhelming, or some might experience health issues that require individual attention. Yoga therapy is an individualized approach

to yoga for anxiety and other health concerns. Nancy Sinton, a yoga therapist, combines a variety of yoga and mindfulness techniques to work with clients one-on-one or in small groups as a natural approach to conquer anxiety. Both research and experience have proven that yoga breathing practices are particularly effective for slowing down the racing thoughts associated with anxiety and helping to regulate the autonomic nervous system. Sinton’s offerings include private sessions, an eight-week course titled “Yoga Therapy for the Mind,” an online course titled “How to Manage Anxiety Using Yoga Breathing Practices,” and other workshops. If you are interested in learning more, an ideal place to start is the upcoming course “Yoga Techniques to Manage Anxiety Naturally.” This experiential workshop will be held at Four Pillars Wellness Center on November 15, 6:45–8:15 p.m. The cost to attend is $20 which include gentle movements, yoga breathing practices, relaxation and meditation. Nancy Sinton, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, MBA, is an internationally trained and certified yoga therapist, yoga teacher and founder of Breathlink Yoga Therapy. Her yoga therapy services are offered at Four Pillars, located at 8209 Natures Way, Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, call 941373-3955, email Info@FourPillarsFlorida. com, or visit FourPillarsFlorida.com and BreathlinkYogaTherapy.com.

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Weaving, scrapbooking, making friendship bracelets and other art projects involving organic or re-usable materials can demonstrate sustainability while teaching children how to follow directions, cultivate patience and strategize. Healthy cooking classes are a creatively engaging avenue for youths to learn about connections between a healthy Earth and maintaining personal health. Expressing themselves through the visual arts, drama and dance promotes problem-solving and innovation, as does joining a science or Lego club. “It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to try new things,” stresses D’Aloia. “Go to local school concerts, plays and art exhibits. Look for public art in your area. Local libraries often offer great activities for kids.”

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Youthful Complexions Without the Invasive Aftershocks by Point Lumineux Staff

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practice which operates RF machine with enough focused intensity to drive results. Not all machines are created equally, but at Point Lumineux, we utilize the Juvashape by Alma Lasers for its intensity and dual depth technology. Juvashape uses focused radiofrequency thermal energy to deliver heat and friction which causes volumetric contractions. By selecting the depth of the energy, this option makes Juvashape different from other radio frequency machines on the market. This makes it possible to target the deep layers of skin and tailor a treatment for each client. The overall benefits include deep dermal healing, increased circulation and blood flow which strengthens tissues and improves texture, and improved drainage of retained fluids from subcutaneous adipose tissue which, in turn, causes a reduction in size. This non-invasive treatment will smooth the hard-to-tone areas both comfortably and quickly. Juvashape also resurfaces the skin with microablative radiofrequency needling. This technology uses ablative and thermal heating applied to the skin. The RF device creates microscopic perforations in the surface of the skin which leaves the skin surrounding that micro-wound intact. The focused RF energy works in the deepest layers of the skin, enabling it to produce

more collagen in the treated area. Simultaneously, the healthy tissues promote healing and a return to the natural, radiant appearance of youth. The microablative RF needling skin therapy helps to improve the complexion by rejuvenating, tightening and lifting the skin. RF needling can help with the removal of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, irregular skin texture, cratering, stretch marks, and improving elastin and collagen growth for a more youthful look. Traditional microneedling uses a device that creates micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the body’s own healing response to start producing collagen and elastin. This is what tightens the skin to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and scarring. However, RF needling is a less invasive treatment that adds the element of radio frequency for deeper penetration and more dramatic results with less trauma inflicted on the skin. Most clients experience immediate results from this procedure, but at Point Lumineux, we recommend between two and eight sessions to achieve maximum results. Since every complexion is unique, we also offer complimentary consultations with our technicians before starting the treatment protocol. For more information, call 941217-6828 or visit PointLumineux.com.  

Feng Shui Tips for Practicing Gratitude by Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA Lucky Dragon says: “Listen to the words of Tony Robins: ‘When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears.’”

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by Juliette Jones “For the past two decades, I have spent much of my time around plant people, vegetalistas, herbalists at conferences such as Green Nations Gathering or the International Herb Symposium where plant people from every continent on Earth, from many tribes and all traditions, gather. At those conferences and gatherings, I experience something I have found in no other place. Those who gather there do so because a plant has saved their life. And once that happens, nothing is ever the same again. Something has entered inside them, something invisible, something that changes their lives and how they, in their lives, perceive and relate to the natural world around them. They have connected the most primal part of themselves to the wildness of the world. They have eaten the Wild Redeemer.” —Stephen Harrod Buhner

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rial than we do of our own. When interviewed last April, Professor Rob Knight of the University of California told the BBC, “You’re more microbe than you are human. We’re finding that these tiny creatures totally transform our health in ways we never imagined until recently.” “Human cells make up only 43% of the body’s total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists. Understanding this hidden half of ourselves—our microbiome—is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases.” —James Gallagher, Presenter of “The Second Genome,” BBC Radio

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For thousands of years, our ancestors had an intimate relationship with soil, water, plants and animals and a better sense of their kinship to the flow of energy between life forms. Ingestion of wild plants and herbs was fundamental to human health and evolution. Thus, our present biological terrain and epigenetic history is a product of our relationship with other life forms. Throughout millenniums, herbalism was never an alternative medicine. It was the primary medicine of the ages which evolved over eons of time from inestimably complex co-evolutionary biological rela-

tionships between plants and humankind. In places where herbal medicine is practiced today, herbs are recognized for their profound, almost magical ability to alter physiology and restore health. Herbal remedies often have a key-in-lock, biologically resonant ability to open the doors to wholeness. At the present moment, our mainstream American culture has disconnected so radically from the natural world that most of us are no longer able to understand that as creatures that have evolved over billions of years ingesting wild plants, we have in the modern world, become deficient in plant medicine. “Our bodies are born with special receptors for herbal compounds which can only be unlocked by plant compounds, and with abilities that can only be unlocked by plant compounds.” —Nick Polizzi, The Sacred Science: An Ancient Healing Path for the Modern World It is only during the last 200 years that the medical mainstream, especially in the United States, has repressed the efficacy of natural, long recognized plant-based medicines in favor of chemicalized medicines and pharmaceutical intervention. This, despite the fact that a significant number of pharmaceuticals are essentially derived from plants. “In Europe, physicians treat openly with herbs. 80% still use plants as part of primary health care protocol. In the US, it is illegal to practice herbalism as medicine, and as we know, unlike many pharmaceuticals, herbal remedies are not covered by health insurance. It is illegal to reference the oldest and most widely used form of medical practice as medicine.” —Remedy: Ancient Medicines for Modern Illness No one would be so foolish as to deny the many critical, life-giving advances made through modern allopathic medicine and research. However, the omission of truth with respect to the safety and efficacy November 2018

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of natural plant medicine has, among other things, contributed to increases in the diseases of modernity. The reason that The United States of America veered off the path of natural medicine remains obscure to many, but has everything to do with financial interests and politics. The Rockefeller Foundation provided funding for the pharmaceutical industry and the American Medical Association the definitions of medical practice. In 1847, the AMA began to put regulations into place for how physicians must be licensed in the name of protecting the public. However, only certain classes of people were eligible for licensing which did not include women, African or Native Americans. In 1910, the Flexner Report, published under the aegis of the Carnegie Foundation, further codified the practice of medicine in such a way so as to exclude all but allopathic definitions of practice. This is when the doors began to close to the practice of other legitimate, time-honored schools of medicine in the United States. Today a great many people are looking to take power over their own care and searching for satisfying answers to their health challenges. This is one of the most important quests that one can ever undertake, and the time is now for exploration. It’s often difficult or confusing to know where to research trustworthy information when seeking knowledge on important, complex, or unfamiliar subjects—especially in a field as vast as plant medicine in a climate where such knowledge has been suppressed. My own interest in this subject commenced many years ago when I found myself with a serious illness for which no cure or relief was offered through conventional medicine. Below, I share the thoughts of Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo.com, which is an excellent place to get information that makes it possible to change your ecology and change your life.

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Massage Keeps a Dog at Peak Health by Karen Shaw Becker

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nimals have performed massage on themselves or others since the dawn of time through natural grooming behaviors,” reports the Northwest School of Animal Massage, in Vashon, Washington. “Any animal’s quality of life can be enhanced with massage.”

Therapeutic Massage Results “Maintenance massage is great for helping your pet stay at their peak level of health for as long as possible. It’s also a great tool

for monitoring and early detection,” says Kim Tews, a certified small animal massage practitioner located near Portland, Oregon. Jonathan Rudinger, a registered nurse, licensed massage therapist and authority on canine massage in Toledo, Ohio, explains that massage supports oxygen exchange, helping animals to breathe more deeply, and even encourages coughing to loosen phlegm and debris in the lungs. Increasing both blood and lymphatic circulation is another benefit. “Manual lym-

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phatic drainage massage is a good immune booster, and benefits pets of all breeds and ages,” says Tews. Massage shortens postoperative recovery time for pets and helps decrease inflammation and pain while lowering blood pressure and working to normalize breathing patterns and digestion. For dogs with arthritis, Rudinger says that massage works to increase the natural fluids within the dog’s body, along with improving lymph and blood circulation and hormone and energy flow. When it comes to sporting events and intense recreation, massage can be used to increase blood flow to muscles beforehand and reduce muscle soreness afterward. Massage is a comfort for beloved dogs receiving treatment for a terminal illness or palliative care. The practice can also reduce the need for pain medication, decrease metabolic end products in tissues, ease constipation and feelings of anxiety and isolation, and instill greater peace.

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Massage therapist Michelle Rivera with the Healing Oasis Wellness Center, in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, remarks in the journal Integrative Veterinary Care, “It was in China that I learned that many behavioral problems can also be alleviated or eliminated with the addition of massage therapy. In my own practice, the majority of issues I successfully work with using massage are behavior problems and seizures.” Highly sensitive animals may find that therapeutic massage makes being touched more tolerable. Rudinger explains that it can

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An integrative veterinarian can provide advice and recommend an experienced area canine massage therapist to treat an animal’s specific need. At-home or in-clinic sessions may last from 30 to 80 minutes. Having a family member massage a pet can add calming and bonding benefits, especially in palliative care. A workshop or continuing education course will teach basic to advanced hands-on massage skills. Offering the benefits of therapeutic massage to a dog is one of the greatest gifts we can give to support their happiness and quality of life. It can also work wonders for cats. Karen Becker, a doctor of veterinary medicine, is a proactive, integrative practitioner who consults internationally and writes for Healthy Pets (HealthyPets.Mercola.com).

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lthough the method of massage and results can be similar to that for dogs, cats have their own rules about how they are touched. “Every massage must be individualized,” says Katie Mehrtens, owner of The Right Spot Pet Massage, near Chicago, and a nationally certified small animal massage therapist. “Cats are typically more sensitive to touch than dogs, and can become overstimulated. I am hyperaware of the cat’s reactions, and often give them more breaks to avoid stress,” she says. “If your cat doesn’t like to be touched, you just haven’t figured out the best moves yet,” advises Maryjean Ballner, a massage therapist in Santa Barbara, California. “Common mistakes include rubbing, instead of caressing, and going too fast. Felines get the reputation they’re difficult. Pay attention to the basics.” “Although many bones and muscles in cats and dogs have the same names and locations, they may not be identical in physical appearance or function,” Mehrtens says. “A cat’s skeleton is slender, with lean, fluid muscles designed for leaping distances with stealth and agility. They’re likely to experience less wear and tear on joints than dogs.” Ballner offers tips to let the cat be the teacher as to what works best: n Get down to their level. n Approach at shoulder height, not the top of the head. n Caress using full palms, not just fingertips. Slower is safe, enjoyable and desirable. n Caress under the chin and around the cheeks using finger pads and full palms or the flat area between the knuckles. n Focus totally on the cat for four minutes. Make it routine. n Voice soft, soothing, low-tone phrases— not baby talk; maybe repeating, “Oh, you good boy, good boy.” Susi Rosinski, a certified feline, canine and equine massage therapist and owner of Ancient Far East Healing Arts, in Tonawanda, New York, offers, “Most of my [feline] clients have joint pain or back mobility difficulties. Working on legs and joints after they’re fully relaxed helps them, as well as being safer for me, as I slowly add pressure to the areas where they need it most.” “For four minutes a day, cat massage is therapeutic, whether it’s for you or the cat,” says Ballner. Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at StLouisFreelanceWriter@mindspring.com.


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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Hatha Yoga Class – 9am. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the Heart-Body-Mind. All Ages and Experiences Welcome. Accepting New Students. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-822-0263. Prayer Circle with Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon – 7:308pm. 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 to register.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Shamanic Healing with Eric - 11-7. Fridays only by appointment. These powerful healing sessions are often channeled and rely on the high vibrational angels, masters, healers, and teachers that flow through Eric. All sessions are different depending on the treatment that is needed. All will receive results in accordance with your own bodies’ desire and willingness to heal. $60/1 hour, $30/30 mins. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@ gmail.com, CCOSL.com to book an appointment. Tai Chi with Reuben Fernandez – 2pm. The main principle of tai chi is internal relaxation. Tai Chi is known as an internal martial art. The power and energy do not depend on muscle power, strength or speed, rather power comes from internal relaxation and release of Chi. In this class we will focus on developing a tai chi body the basic warm up exercises and the Chen form as well as Chi Gung for its health benefits…. Reuben D. Fernandez. Tai Chi and Chi Gung has been ongoing for the past 15 years. Presently he is instructing in Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton. To register, CCOSL.com. An Evening of Mediumship – 7pm. With Bill Coller. Bill will bring evidential and meaningful messages from spirit loved ones to those in attendance. While he will do his best to connect with as many people as he can, not all who attend will receive a message. $10/Suggested Love Offering. Sanctuary of Sarasota Center of Light 852 S Tuttle Ave., 941953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Open House at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center - Classes all weekend for $5 each. Find a class and a teacher that fits your style. Meet our staff and ask questions. Refreshments will be served in between classes. Join us and bring a friend! $5/

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class. Garden of the Heart Yoga, 2888 Ringling Blvd. 941-341-9781. Psychic Saturday – 10:30am-1pm. Readings and Healings. Vibrational Healing, Love Donation. Gift certificates available. 15-minute readings $20. Sarasota Center of Light. 852 S Tuttle Ave. 941953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com. Journey Through the Infinite Mind - 3-5pm. If we are spiritual beings having a human experience why are millions of souls world-wide experiencing Alzheimer’s and other dementias? Most spiritual and religious beliefs center on letting go of attachments which changes our consciousness and perception of the world around us. Dementia progression erases attachments0 detaches the person from this reality putting them into an altered state of consciousness. Could dementia progression be a path to enlightenment? Join us for Katya De Luisa’s unusual perspective on how dementia affects spiritual consciousness. $10/donation. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Open House at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center - Classes all weekend for $5 each. Find a class and a teacher that fits your style. Meet our staff and ask questions. Refreshments will be served in between classes. Join us and bring a friend! $5/ class. Garden of the Heart Yoga, 2888 Ringling Blvd. 941-341-9781. ECK Light and Sound Service – 11am-noon. Karma: A Loving Gift from God? How do we treat animals, other people, ourselves? How do we act and think? The Law of Karma is not vindictive. It is designed to open the heart to love and understanding. Charlotte County Cultural Center, Rm 30, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Biomagnetist and Spiritual Healer - Ralph Serrano - Appointments Only. Ralph Serrano is an Intuitive Biomagnetist and Spiritual Healer. He helps people find their true illness and then helps them through the process of Biomagnetic Pair Therapy. A new revolutionary, scientific and therapeutic approach to healing that differs from Traditional Medicine, Homeopathy, Herbs and Naturism. It is also a Therapy free of side effects, perfectly compatible with any other traditional or alternative practice. To schedule an appointment and to get further information, Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com for appt. Energy Meditation with Heidi, Energy Integrator and Reiki Master – 6-7pm. Get your body balanced and aligned! Experience energy work while meditating. Register early, space is limited. $25. Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota, 941-544-8388. For more info on Heidi go to FB or LifeBalance.Life. Guided Angel Meditation 6:45-8:15pm, Nov 5 and 19th. Monday night, after Betsy’s Slow Flow Yoga Class, we will have a special guest, Onya. 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. $20. Private 15-minute intuitive messages afterwards/$35. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Ste 221 and 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955. th

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Healer Beverly McCaw -Create a more harmonious life, experience greater physical well-being, reign in your light! With Rev. Beverly McCaw RN, BSN, CMLC, MCS. Offering high vibrational energy facilitation, master of crystal surgery, spiritual master life coach teacher, Reiki master teacher, transformation facilitator, matrix energetics, access consciousness bars, crystal grids, postural alignment therapy, Bemer Machine sessions; for scientific proven circulation facilitation ReignbowLight. com, 727-282-4787, CCOSL.com for appt. 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. “Get Out of Pain Now”-Heidi Korsch, Energy Integrator and Reiki Master – 6-7pm. Improve your Life! Experience and learn how this unique energy method can help you! Get out of specific physical pain NOW, improve your happiness and abundance! Get rid of what keeps you from growing. If you are tired of struggling with shoulder, back hip pain, arthritis or chronic pain, or you like to have other improvement in your life, come and see how you make wonderful changes in a short period of time. $15. Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Road, 941-5448388, UnityOfSarasota.org, LifeBalance.Life, FB. Table Tipping – 7-9pm. With Bill Coller. Enjoy an evening of direct connection with Spirit with International Medium Bill Coller. This Victorian era spiritualist event features a hands-on experience where tables tip, turn, and walk. $30. Sarasota Center of Light, 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Store-Wide Sale!! At Super Value Nutrition! - 9am to 6pm. 10% to 20% off our already discounted prices! Live demos and free samples all day at both locations. 2163 Siesta Drive, and 5842 Bee Ridge Rd. Live Blood Analysis at Super Value Nutrition - Live Blood Analysis with Holly Behan at Super Value Nutrition! Sessions with Holly take 30 minutes and are $50. Call this location for more info, 5842 Bee Ridge Road 941-342-1908. Psychic Development with Christine Campbell - 6:30–8:30pm. “Psychic Development” class with Christine Campbell. Learn her techniques for past, present, future, and spiritual mediumship. Each class addresses a different topic. It is rather cool in the building, so please, bring your jackets, blankets and a bottle of water. Seating is limited so please call the store to reserve your spot. $35/class. Elysian


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Fields, 1273 South Tamiani Trail, Sarasota. 941361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe: New Moon Manifestation Using Your Birth Chart – 7-9pm. Astrology is a powerful tool for self-development and gaining self-knowledge. Working alongside the Law of Attraction, you can use the birth chart to create a space to focus your intention by choosing a house or planet to represent your intent. Together we will craft a manifestation spell using a tailor made, take home tool kit of your birth chart, a candle, crystal, and sachet of herbs. $45. *R.S.V.P. by Nov 6th along with birth data (DATE, EXACT TIME, LOCATION) so we can have your birth chart ready for you. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe, 6283 Lake Osprey Dr. Sarasota, 941-822-8056, Susan@thegoddessshoppe.net. 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, NOVEMBER 8

Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Yoga Class – 9am. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the Heart-Body-Mind. All Ages and Experiences Welcome. Accepting New Students. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-822-0263. Human Design for Children and Grandchildren - 6:30–8:30pm. Please come and join us in the first of a class on understanding our children. Each child is unique and has a different design. Human Design is that brilliant teaching tool in human awareness that brings an authentic approach to your world. There are 5 types of auras and each has their own strategy/authority and true path to be themselves. Catherine Rosenbaum is a teacher and guide for clients all around the globe. She is called a lunar being and is a pure clear channel, a community being. Her design as a REFLECTOR, a lunar being, is less than 1% of the population living this aura type. Bring your questions, open relaxed setting. Pre-registration required - so we can have charts made up for you and available at the door. $35. Elysian Fields, 1273 South Tamiani Trail, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Akashic Records – 7-9pm. Workshop with International Medium Bill Coller. Bill will take you on a journey of exploration into the sacred wisdom of Akashic Records. Learn about these universal records that contain all knowledge including past life information. $30. Sarasota Center of Light, 941953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com. Aroma Interior Design - 7-8:30pm. Led by Laurel James. Interior Design: Aesthetically pleasing to your sight, touch and sounds. What about your sense of smell?  Join us for an evening of visual design presentations, aromatic experiences & learn how to merge the art of essential oils and interior design! Nature: the heart of every home, Nov 8th,

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Feeling, form & function of your living space, Dec 6th, Dreams, intentions and transformations, Jan 17th. Preregister, four-part series: $75/all 4, $20/per class $25/class at the door. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Suite 221 and Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955. Manatee Sarasota Sierra Club General Meeting – 7pm. Join us to hear Dr. Emily Hall, who manages  the Ocean Acidification Program where she developed ocean acidification and climate change experimental systems to study the effects global (ocean acidification and climate change) and local variables (nutrients, light) on coral reef ecosystems as well as on other marine organisms. Sarasota Garden Club 1131 Ave of the Arts, Sarasota. Prayer Circle with Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon – 7:308pm. 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 to register.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Shamanic Healing with Eric - 11-7. Fridays only by appointment. These powerful healing sessions are often channeled and rely on the high vibrational angels, masters, healers, and teachers that flow through Eric. All sessions are different depending on the treatment that is needed. All will receive results in accordance with your own bodies’ desire and willingness to heal. $60/1 hour, $30/30 mins. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@ gmail.com, CCOSL.com to book an appointment. Tai Chi with Reuben Fernandez – 2pm. The main principle of tai chi is internal relaxation. Tai Chi is known as an internal martial art. The power and energy do not depend on muscle power, strength or speed, rather power comes from internal relaxation and release of Chi. In this class we will focus on developing a tai chi body the basic warm up exercises and the Chen form as well as Chi Gung for its health benefits…. Reuben D. Fernandez. Tai Chi and Chi Gung has been ongoing for the past 15 years. Presently he is instructing in Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton. To register, CCOSL.com. 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, November 9. $18/class; $60/5 classes prepay. Cash or check. Suncoast Jin Shin Jyutsu, 820 Central Ave, Sarasota. Contact: Michelle 941-228-2972, Michelle@Suncoastjsj.com, Suncoastjsj.com. Magnified Healing® 1st Phase Workshop 6:30pm, Friday-Saturday, November 9th –10th. With Rev. Monika Gorelik, Magnified Healing Master Teacher® Magnified Healing is a high dimensional frequency healing modality that was brought forth under the intervention and inspiration of Lady Master Kwan Yin for the spiritual advancement of humanity and the earth. It establishes a constant flow of energy from one’s heart to the Source, the God Most High of the Universe, and down to the diamond at the center of the earth. Through breath, sound and movement, the 1st Phase of Magnified Healing deeply and actively engages the person who practices it in the healing process and the person who receives a treatment. (MUST register by 11/5). More information and requisites, Monika.Gorelik@gmail.com. The Gift of Your Past Lives Workshop - 7pm. The workshop will include a deep meditation. You will receive your personal past life regression experience with

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Magnified Healing® 1st Phase Workshop – 10am5:30pm. With Rev. Monika Gorelik, Magnified Healing Master Teacher® Magnified Healing is a high dimensional frequency healing modality that was brought forth under the intervention and inspiration of Lady Master Kwan Yin for the spiritual advancement of humanity and the earth. It establishes a constant flow of energy from one’s heart to the Source, the God Most High of the Universe, and down to the diamond at the center of the earth. Through breath, sound and movement, the 1st Phase of Magnified Healing deeply and actively engages the person who practices it in the healing process and the person who receives a treatment. (MUST register by 11/5). More information and requisites, Monika.Gorelik@gmail.com. Celestial Celebrations Psychic Faire – 11am-4pm. Psychic Fair and Open House celebrating angels, aliens, and all that encompasses the celestial realm! Our Psychic Readers will use their intuitive abilities to assist you in making choices and in answers for personal growth. Readings are 15 minutes, so you have time to sample different reader styles. We will also offer 15-minute healings with our certified Reiki healers. $15. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 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. Jacaranda Library, Meeting Rm, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice. Mediumship Tools – 1-3pm. With International Medium Bill Coller. Enjoy the amazing opportunity to learn from and work with world renowned medium Bill Coller. Whether you are a novice or seasoned veteran, enhance your mediumship skills in this intensive workshop. $30. Sarasota Center of Light, 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

The Power and Mystery of Crystals with Margo Park - 9:30–11:30am. Margo Park will lead a class for novices and experts explaining the dynamic energy of crystals from a scientific as well as an energetic perspective. She will show you how easy it is to choose crystals for specific needs, their combinations and arrangements for optimal effectiveness. Margo will address using crystals to raise your vibration, and for manifesting health and wellness, prosperity and abundance, love and more. Margo will stay after the class to answer questions and assist you choosing crystals that are perfect for you. $40/person. Limited seating please RSVP, advance payment is required. Elysian Fields, 1273 South Tamiani Trail, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Animal Communication and Pet Healing – 2-4pm. This workshop conducted by Rev. Robin Wind Higgins recognizes that animals can express their wants and needs just as clearly as humans. And their bodies “talk” as well.   Robin’s workshop is designed to help students realize their natural ability to listen and communicate with animals to understand the physical healing they may be requesting. Robin leads this exciting class in a way that equips students to immediately put their new ability to work! Bring a printed photo of your pet & notebook. $20 donation. Reservations requested. Center for Metaphysical Fellowship, 2044 Bispham Rd. Sarasota, 941-266-8435, CMFSarasota.org.


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A Special Ceremonial Event, 7 Mystical Initiations of Love – The Divine Union - 3:33pm.You are invited to attend and participate in the mystical 7 initiations that celebrate and sanctify Divine Unions Invoking Spiritual Enlightenment. This Divine Union balancing provides the spiritual energy that helps to further awaken the soul. Be with us as we hold high ritual making these sacred holy eternal covenants on many levels. Unite with your Beloved: Within, Higher-self, Soulmate, Twin flame, the Divine Mind Itself, Soul Group and All Creation. As with sacred initiations, dress in your ceremonial best for ritual and celebration. Please arrive by 3:15pm. You must call 941-371-9333 or visit CCOSL.com to reserve your spot by 11/10! $20. At the Divine Chapel of Love, 4945 Ringwood Meadow, Sarasota, 941-3719333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com. Music and Messages - 7pm. Enjoy an evening of music performed by a wonderful, local musician, Mike Markaverich and Spirit Messages offered by Mediums including International Medium Bill Coller, between musical selections. Sarasota Center of Light Sanctuary, 852 S Tuttle Ave., 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Thermography Health Screenings - Full body or selected area scans, Thermography is a simple, completely non-invasive process that is private, requires no touch, no radiation & is 100% safe. Excellent option to breast mammography. At the Gabriel Center for Wellness. Contact June Drennon, CCT for more info, 941-954-0300. Guided Hypnosis - 11:30am-12:30pm and Nov 26th. 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 twice a month and is enhanced with Aromatherapy. $20. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Suite 221 and Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955. 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, NOVEMBER 13

Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Healer Beverly McCaw -Create a more harmonious life, experience greater physical well-being, reign in your light! With Rev. Beverly McCaw RN, BSN, CMLC, MCS. Offering high vibrational energy facilitation, master of crystal surgery, spiritual master life coach teacher, Reiki master teacher, transformation facilitator, matrix energetics, access consciousness bars, crystal grids, postural alignment therapy, Bemer Machine sessions; for scientific proven circulation facilitation ReignbowLight. com, 727-282-4787, CCOSL.com for appt. Chair Yoga - 9:30am. Great for Seniors! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair

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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. Animal Communication Readings with Hazel - 10:30am–5:30pm. From an early age, Hazel realized her strong spiritual connection with all animals and sensed her ability to communicate with them. Knowing this is her true passion; she loves being able to communicate with the animals and sharing with their humans what they want us to know. She is also able to communicate with both living and transitioned pets. She has studied with Carol Gurney of the Gurney Institute for Animal Communication, as well as local animal communicators to further hone her gift. Elysian Fields, 1273 South Tamiani Trail, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. FREE Medicinal Cannabis and Holistic Wellness Event!! 5:30-7pm. Please join us for our informational event. Here, you will find answers to your questions, obtain product knowledge, and speak with our doctors in reference to cannabis consultations - now available to clients who qualify at Point Lumineux! We are excited about this educational seminar sponsored by Trulieve & Surterra, who will be providing food! 941-217-6828 to register. Point Lumineux, 2206 Jo An Drive, Suite 4, Sarasota. Facebook.com/Events/992022874310295/, To register: Clients.MindBodyOnline.com/Classic/ad mclslist?pDate=11/13/2018&pClsID=83 Have You Had a Spiritual Experience? – 6-7 pm. Come share and learn more about spiritual experiences such as coincidences, guidance from departed ones or angels, dreams, past lives, and soul travel. These topics come from the Spiritual Experiences Guidebook which will be given as a gift to attendees. Free. Lucky’s Market, Community Rm, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail #403, Westfield Mall, Sarasota 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota. Building Confidence through Modeling with Roxanne Gould - 6:30–8pm. Calling all girls 13 years of age and older who want to learn about modeling from a real-life fashion model. Our teacher, Roxanne Gould, has ten years’ experience teaching this course mixed with a lifelong career as an international model. She shares how to build your confidence through the skills that come with modeling. Learn tips and tricks on self-image, movement and how to be your authentic self in today’s world of posting your life. Follow Roxanne Instagram @roxmod. Limited seating please RSVP, advance payment is required. $30/ person. Elysian Fields, 1273 South Tamiani Trail, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Monthly Anchoring Light Channeled Meditation Charlotte County – 6:45 pm. Serving the Ascension of our planet with the Ascended Realms as Anchors of Light every Monday since July 16, 2007! Love Offering. Port Charlotte Beach Park, Room A, Port Charlotte.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative Yoga - 10am. Join Brandy Gray of “Sacred Landings” of the Cosmic Wellness Center for mid-week yoga, immersed in the lovely and healing vibrations of the Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light. Vinyasa, Hatha & Restorative Yoga will be our focus to help nourish our bodies, clear our minds and connect to our hearts. Class will be indoors, and you will need your own mat & water. $10. Cash or Card accepted. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com. Aroma Kundalini Yoga - 12-1pm, tea and essential oils 1-1:30pm. Led by Laurel James. Discover bal-

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ance and well-being through soft yoga, breath practice, and the beautiful aromas of natural oils. Learn which essential oils and simple kundalini body movements and mantras benefit each chakra in the class. Laurel is bringing her gong for a meditation you will not want to miss during savasana. Followed by an explanation of oils for each chakra. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Suite 221 and Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955. Reiki Introduction - 6:30pm. Find out what Reiki is and experience it. We will answer your questions and then offer the opportunity for 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. 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. Abrahamic Reunion -7-8pm.With a reception following. World Peace Makers and Unity of Sarasota celebrate peace with Thanksgiving. A panel Q&A session will take place. Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Rd. 941-955-3301, UnityofSarasota.org.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Yoga Class – 9am. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the Heart-Body-Mind. All Ages and Experiences Welcome. Accepting New Students. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-822-0263. Yoga Techniques to Manage Anxiety Naturally - 6:45-8:15pm. Led by Nancy Sinton, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, MBA. Yoga therapy is an individualized approach to yoga for anxiety and other health concerns. Nancy Sinton, a yoga therapist, combines a variety of yoga and mindfulness techniques to work with clients one-on-one or in small groups as a natural approach to conquer anxiety. Both research and experience have proven yoga breathing practices are particularly effective for quickly slowing down the racing thoughts associated with anxiety and helping to regulate the autonomic nervous system. Come experience how yoga can reduce your anxiety. The class will include gentle movements, yoga breathing practices, relaxation and meditation. $20. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Suite 221 and Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955. Clearing Chakras Workshop – 7-9pm. Rev. Lois Cheney will explain the specific functions of the chakras and perform 12 chakras clearing and entrainment demonstration. She will conduct the workshop using tuning forks, crystals, colors and affirmations so students can participate to understand ways to keep their chakras clean and functioning properly. Come to enjoy this informative and fun evening. $20/donation, reservations suggested. Center for Metaphysical Fellowship, 2044 Bispham Rd. Sarasota, 941-266-8435, CMFSarasota.org.


Reiki III Master Share – 7-9pm. Masters of all lineages to come together to share, expand, enhance and brush up on their Reiki. Wear comfortable clothes. $5 Suggested Donation. At the Enlightenment Center at Unity Church, 3023 Proctor Rd. Sarasota. Rev. Zan Benham. 941-922-7839, Zan@ woman-spirit.com, Woman-Spirit.com. The Spiritual Journey of Alzheimer’s & Dementia – 7-8:30pm. If we are spiritual beings having a human experience why are millions world-wide experiencing Alzheimer’s and other dementias? Most spiritual and religious beliefs center on letting go of attachments which changes our consciousness and perception. Dementia progression, erases attachments, detaches the person from this reality putting them into an altered state of consciousness. Could dementia progression be a path to enlightenment? Join us for an unusual perspective on how dementia affects spiritual consciousness. With Katya De Luisa’s. $20. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.           Prayer Circle with Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon – 7:30-8pm. Join Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon every Thursday for an hour of gratitude, praise and prayer to the Living God, the God of Gods and the King of Kings. Using a myriad names of God, we will offer up prayers of gratitude for the grace and blessings bestowed upon is. Love Offering. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-3719333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Akashic Records Reading with Susan - The Akashic Records are a field of energy and information that contain all wisdom and tell of the history of humankind since its beginning when spirit took form. The angel Metatron is head of the archives of all your thoughts, feelings, actions and deeds from every lifetime. Susan’s readings allow you to access the profound information in the Akashic Records and listen to the voice deep within your being longing to be heard. Appointments Recommended, Walkins Welcome. $60/30 minutes, $100/1 hour. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe, 6283 Lake Osprey Dr. Sarasota, 941-822-8056, Susan@thegoddessshoppe.net. Shamanic Healing with Eric - 11-7. Fridays only by appointment. These powerful healing sessions are often channeled and rely on the high vibrational angels, masters, healers, and teachers that flow through Eric. All sessions are different depending on the treatment that is needed. All will receive results in accordance with your own bodies’ desire and willingness to heal. $60/1 hour, $30/30 mins. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@ gmail.com, CCOSL.com to book an appointment. Tai Chi with Reuben Fernandez – 2pm. The main principle of tai chi is internal relaxation. Tai Chi is known as an internal martial art. The power and energy do not depend on muscle power, strength or speed, rather power comes from internal relaxation and release of Chi. In this class we will focus on developing a tai chi body the basic warm up exercises and the Chen form as well as Chi Gung for its health benefits…. Reuben D. Fernandez. Tai Chi and Chi Gung has been ongoing for the past 15 years. Presently he is instructing in Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton. To register, CCOSL.com. Workshop: Unforgettable Hands-on Assists with Todd Norian, ERYT-500 - 2:30-4:30pm. Learn the Ashaya Yoga® techniques and skills necessary to give hands-on adjustments that will transform your yoga students forever. $50. Garden of the Heart Yoga Center, 2888 Ringling Blvd., 941-341-9781. Couples Yoga - 6-7:15pm, dinner 7:30–8:30 Thai

Spice. Led by Caryn Patterson. Do something different and fun Friday night! Yoga and Thai food! First, we will stretch, breath, exercise, and burn calories. Then we will head downstairs and enjoy Thai Spice together as a group (Dinner optional). Reserve your space so we can make reservations for dinner. $16 (yoga packages available). Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Suite 221 and Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Reiki 1 Class - 9:30am–4:30pm. Learn the Usui/ Tibetan style Reiki for yourself, others, and our planet. Classes are a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Standards taught alongside opportunities to explore intuitive techniques. Certificates provided. $88. Taught by Kelly Stewart of StarLightworker.com. Space is limited-RSVP and deposit required. $88. Text/call 941-322-7284. Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd. B-108, StarLightworker.com. Learn Energetic Healing with Reiki 1 – 10am-2pm. In this powerful one-day class you will learn Reiki healing along with other advanced techniques. Anyone with a compassionate heart and a commitment to learn can become a Reiki practitioner. Class size is limited, pre-registration required. Workshop includes: Reiki 1 certification and attunement, aura clearing, hand positions, self-treatment, healing others, body scanning, develop your practice, Reiki in hospitals. With Barbara Harrison. $118 ($138 at door) The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Palmistry My Way – 10am-12pm. Hands are mirrors to the soul. In palmistry one learns to harness the powers of creativity and spirituality. It allows changing the mindset of any emotion work for you. Palmistry can answer all your individual questions by unlocking the secrets, and help you discover your hidden talents. A palm reading session allows palmistry to open the door to excitement, and adventure. Palmistry revives old, forgotten memories, worth a thousand words. With Myrna Lou Goldbaum. $39. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Reincarnation – 10am-12pm. In this class, we will discuss the aim of reincarnation and its purpose. Why do Spirits choose to come back to live on Earth?  What are the roles of heredity and reason? What is the Law of Karma? We will also explore why we don’t remember our past lives, and how, despite this, our souls sometimes remember those we have encountered in previous lives. $20. With Mary Linn Clarke. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Laughter Workshop – 1-3pm. Come and enjoy this enlightening experience, where you become one with a vibration of bliss; through a unique, fun-filled class of joy and laughter. You will leave rejuvenated, stress free and with tools to engage laughter, wherever you are. Decreases the negative effects of stress, helps breakthrough inhibitions, boosts creativity and self-esteem, increases oxygen flow, and massages internal organs. Experience for yourself or bring a friend for an afternoon of the giggles! With Josie Melcher. $20. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Reiki 2 Class - 9:30am–4:30pm. Learn to draw and use the symbols of the Usui/Tibetan style Reiki for yourself, others, and our planet. Classes are a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Opportunities to explore intuitive techniques given as well as detailed instruction about the use

of the symbols. Comprehensive class manual and certificates provided. Taught by Kelly Stewart of StarLightworker.com. Space is limited-RSVP and deposit required. $135. Text/call, 941-322-7284. Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd. B-108, StarLightworker.com. The Universal Service -10:30am. This weekly egalitarian worship service will be officiated by Rev. Zan. Services celebrates all of humanity’s religions and spiritual traditions on a single altar. Scriptures, songs, prayers, chants, and offerings from each religious tradition are accompanied with universalist prayers that honor all faiths as lights serving humanity’s unfoldment. Different officiates/Cherags rotate on leading the services each week. At Rising Tide, 5102 Swift Rd. Sarasota, RisingTideInternational. org. Contact Rev. Zan, 941-922-7839. 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 941-371-9333, CCOSL.com for information. 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 941-955-3301, ext. 123. Unity of Sarasota 3023 Proctor Rd., UnityOfSarasota.org . Experience HU, the Sound of Soul – 10am-11am. 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. New Loc-ECKANKAR Center and Reading Room, 3650F Webber St., Sarasota.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Blooms of Gratitude – Make Your Own Thanksgiving Centerpiece! – 7-8:30pm. Join us at the amazing Four Pillars to create your very own floral pumpkin centerpiece, just in time for Thanksgiving! Wow your guests or your hosts with this festive arrangement that yes, you made yourself! Leave not only with your gorgeous creation, but with all the know-how to DIY your own fresh floral designs at home. Enjoy a glass of wine (included with your ticket!) and let your creative side bloom! We provide the flowers, vases, and tools you will need to create your arrangement. $75. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Suite 221 and Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955. Register at: Alicestable.com/Events/Blooms-of-Gratitude--Thanksgiving-Centerpieces-at-Four-Pillars. 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, NOVEMBER 20

Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals

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too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Healer Beverly McCaw -Create a more harmonious life, experience greater physical well-being, reign in your light! With Rev. Beverly McCaw RN, BSN, CMLC, MCS. Offering high vibrational energy facilitation, master of crystal surgery, spiritual master life coach teacher, Reiki master teacher, transformation facilitator, matrix energetics, access consciousness bars, crystal grids, postural alignment therapy, Bemer Machine sessions; for scientific proven circulation facilitation ReignbowLight. com, 727-282-4787, CCOSL.com for appt. 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. Greater Charlotte Harbor Sierra Club – 7pm. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month. Meetings include coffee, outdoor prizes, environmental speakers and more. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1532 Forest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more information call Allen, 941-423-2713, or visit GchGroup.org for a list of our 2018 list of fall outings.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative Yoga - 10am. Join Brandy Gray of “Sacred Landings” of the Cosmic Wellness Center for mid-week yoga, immersed in the lovely and healing vibrations of the Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light. Vinyasa, Hatha & Restorative Yoga will be our focus to help nourish our bodies, clear our minds and connect to our hearts. Class will be indoors, and you will need your own mat & water. $10. Cash or Card accepted. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, 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. Gratitude Healing Service - 7pm. We will be having a gratitude celebration as part of our Wednesday Evening Healing Service. Please join us for healing, meditation, music, intentions and a gratitude ceremony on the eve of Thanksgiving Day. All are welcome. Sarasota Center of Light Sanctuary, 852 S Tuttle Ave., 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt.

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Yoga Class – 9am. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the Heart-Body-Mind. All Ages and Experiences Welcome. Accepting New Students. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-822-0263. Prayer Circle with Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon – 7:30-8pm. Join Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon every Thursday for an hour of gratitude, praise and prayer to the Living God, the God of Gods and the King of Kings. Using a myriad names of God, we will offer up prayers of gratitude for the grace and blessings bestowed upon is. Love Offering. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-3719333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com.

experiences such as coincidences, guidance from departed ones or angels, dreams, past lives, and soul travel. These topics come from the Spiritual Experiences Guidebook which will be given as a gift to attendees. Free. Nokomis Community Park Art Room, 234 Nippino Tr., Nokomis. 941-358-0325, Meetup.com/EckankarInSarasota.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

ECK Light and Sound Service – New Time-11amnoon. Food for Soul - The Light and Sound of God. The love of God comes through the Light and Sound. Soul cannot live without these two aspects of God coming into Its being every day. New Loc-ECKANKAR Center and Reading Room, 3650F Webber St., Sarasota.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Astrology Consultations with Liz D’Aste – 11am-7pm. Astrology is a powerful tool for selfdevelopment and gaining self-knowledge. Working alongside the Law of Attraction, a birth chart can show where tension builds up, preventing our desires from manifesting. Your first consultation includes an hour reading and a colour copy of your birth chart. Also included is either ‘The Sky Within’ report introducing you to your planets OR some notes on the upcoming influences we will have discussed during our consultation – your choice. The chart and notes will be emailed to you. First consultation/$140 ($120 for future updates). Appointments recommended so Liz can have your chart and notes ready for your consultation! 941822-8056, Susan@thegoddessshoppe.net.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Shamanic Healing with Eric - 11-7. Fridays only by appointment. These powerful healing sessions are often channeled and rely on the high vibrational angels, masters, healers, and teachers that flow through Eric. All sessions are different depending on the treatment that is needed. All will receive results in accordance with your own bodies’ desire and willingness to heal. $60/1 hour, $30/30 mins. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@ gmail.com, CCOSL.com to book an appointment. Tai Chi with Reuben Fernandez – 2pm. The main principle of tai chi is internal relaxation. Tai Chi is known as an internal martial art. The power and energy do not depend on muscle power, strength or speed, rather power comes from internal relaxation and release of Chi. In this class we will focus on developing a tai chi body the basic warm up exercises and the Chen form as well as Chi Gung for its health benefits…. Reuben D. Fernandez. Tai Chi and Chi Gung has been ongoing for the past 15 years. Presently he is instructing in Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton. To register, CCOSL.com. Full Moon Releasing Ritual - 7-9pm. Work with the energy of the waning moon to release ties and cords that no longer serve you. Release emotional, mental and spiritual attachments and cords with focused intention and ritual. *R.S.V.P. by November 21st. $45. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe, 6283 Lake Osprey Dr. Sarasota, 941-822-8056, Susan@thegoddessshoppe.net.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

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. Have You Had a Spiritual Experience? – 11 amnoon. Come share and learn more about spiritual

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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. Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Healer Beverly McCaw -Create a more harmonious life, experience greater physical well-being, reign in your light! With Rev. Beverly McCaw RN, BSN, CMLC, MCS. Offering high vibrational energy facilitation, master of crystal surgery, spiritual master life coach teacher, Reiki master teacher, transformation facilitator, matrix energetics, access consciousness bars, crystal grids, postural alignment therapy, Bemer Machine sessions; for scientific proven circulation facilitation ReignbowLight. com, 727-282-4787, CCOSL.com for appt. 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, NOVEMBER 28

Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative Yoga - 10am. Join Brandy Gray of “Sacred Landings” of the Cosmic Wellness Center for mid-week yoga, immersed in the lovely and healing vibrations of the Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light. Vinyasa, Hatha & Restorative Yoga will be our focus to help nourish our bodies, clear our minds and connect to our hearts. Class will be indoors, and you will need your own mat & water. $10. Cash or Card accepted. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com. Join us for a Cool Night Out at Point Lumineux - 5-7pm. We will be performing demonstrations on a few different procedures and you will be given the opportunity to sit in on scheduled consultations to an-


swer any additional questions you may have. This is a FREE EVENT! 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. We’re so excited to announce we’re now offering financing through Green Sky Financing. RSVP and learn everything you need to know about the CoolSculpting procedure and reserve your spot today! Point Lumineux, 2206 Jo An Drive, Suite 4, Sarasota, 941217-6828. Facebook.com/Events/295237417753774/, Clients.MindBodyOnline.com/classic/admclslist?pCls ID=82&pDate=11/28/2018

Shamanic Healing with Eric - 11-7. Fridays only by appointment. These powerful healing sessions are often channeled and rely on the high vibrational angels, masters, healers, and teachers that flow through Eric. All sessions are different depending on the treatment that is needed. All will receive results in accordance with your own bodies’ desire and willingness to heal. $60/1 hour, $30/30 mins. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-371-9333, CosmicCenterOSL@ gmail.com, CCOSL.com to book an appointment.

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.

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.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Cheryl Valdebenito, Ordained Holistic Minister Practitioner - Every Tuesday and Thursday. Services offered include local hands on/off sessions with Reiki, and anointing with the Young Living Oils, including Raindrop Technique®. Emotional clearing through the application of the Aroma Freedom Technique™. Other healing tools available: Amethyst BioMat, QuantumWave laser, crystals, and dowsing with pendulum. Distance Reiki sessions available and works with animals too. Contact Rev. Cheryl, 469-999-1094, Cheryl. Valdebenito@gmail.com, Facebook, Facebook. com/LightandLifeEnergy/, CCOSL.com for appt. Yoga Class – 9am. With Pauline Dimitry. Awakening for the Heart-Body-Mind. All Ages and Experiences Welcome. Accepting New Students. $10. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-822-0263. The Advanced Intuitive Tarot Class You Asked for – 7-9pm. It’s time to take the next step. You now can spend time with other advanced Tarot readers to discuss and share. This two-hour, fast paced course is not for beginners. This is geared for those who have been studying, have some knowledge of the meanings of the cards, and have been doing some readings for others. Please bring your well-worn decks (Rider-Waite base) and get ready to dive deeper into Tarot! $20/adv, $25/atd. With Michael Newton-Brown. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Prayer Circle with Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon – 7:30-8pm. Join Rev. Bonnie Witherspoon every Thursday for an hour of gratitude, praise and prayer to the Living God, the God of Gods and the King of Kings. Using a myriad names of God, we will offer up prayers of gratitude for the grace and blessings bestowed upon is. Love Offering. Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Meadows, Bldg. G-2, Meadows Village Center, Sarasota, 941-3719333, CosmicCenterOSL@gmail.com, CCOSL.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Vedic Astrology Consultations with Sara - Sara is a Systems’ Approach Vedic Astrologer, Consultant, and Educator who specializes in helping people with career, relationship, and health advice. You will need to provide DOB, time of birth, place of birth. Full chart consultation/ $140. A specific chart consultation (ie: career, relationship, health) $60/30 minutes, $100/1 hour. Appointments recommended so Sara can have your chart and notes ready for your consultation! Walk-ins welcome. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe, 6283 Lake Osprey Dr. Sarasota, 941-822-8056, Susan@thegoddessshoppe.net.

Spirit Journey Church “Psychic Fair” - 6-8:30pm. Talented mediums, psychics, & tarot readers available. Spiritual Healings will be available for love donations. Final bookings end at 8:15pm. $20/15-minute reading. Point Lumineux, 2206 Jo An Drive, Suite 4, Sarasota, 941-217-6828. 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. Come and enjoy this fun and informative evening. $5/donation. Center for Metaphysical Fellowship, 2044 Bispham Rd. Sarasota, 941-266-8435, CMFSarasota.org.

plan ahead SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 Entering Winter Shaman Journey - 2-5:30pm. This is the perfect time for deep insights in the “Looks Within,” time as we enter into the Fall season. Here we open to the incredible and expansive world of the Shaman’s dream. Similar to a guided meditation, enhanced by the heartbeat of the large mother drum we enter into a parallel reality where the seen and unseen, known and unknown open before us for guidance, clarity, insight and healing, RSVP. $25/advance, $30/at door. At Rising Tide, 5102 Swift Rd. Sarasota. Contact Rev. Zan Benham aka Butterfly Doorwoman, 941-922-7839. Zan@woman-spirit.com, Woman-Spirit.com.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 6

Out of Body (OBE) and Near-Death Experience (NDE) Support Group – 7-8:30pm. An OBE typically involves a sensation of traveling outside one’s body. An NDE is an occurrence in which a person comes very close to dying and has memories of a spiritual experience. Tatiana is a physician who understands the scientific approach to OBE & NDE. A mystic herself, she has experienced OBE, and for her it opened a new way of experiencing daily life. She offers support to those who have experienced OBE & NDE. With Tatiana Huguenin. $5. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.

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FOR RENT TREATMENT ROOM FOR RENT. Quiet, with window, use of waiting room in spa. In Lakewood Ranch. $850 per month. Utilities included. 941-7373474. will be accessed with attunement. A concise section on animal healing is included. Time will be allotted for practice.A short review of Reiki 1 is included.  Prerequisite is Reiki 1 Certification. Class size is limited, so pre-registration is required. With Barbara Harrison. $136, $156/atd. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Sacred Sound & Self-Help Hands-On Energy Harmonizing Meditation - 1-2:15pm. Connect with the harmonizing power of your own two hands! You will be guided through dynamic hands-on energy balancing exercises you apply to your own body while you are bathed in the sacred vibration of crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, & gong. Be renewed with profound relaxation, pain relief, and more. Register by 11am, December 8. $26 cash or check. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. Contact: Michelle 941-228- 2972, Michelle@Suncoastjsj.com, Suncoastjsj.com. Spirit of the Holidays Messages Party – 7-9pm. Come celebrate the Spirit of the Holidays!  At our holiday gala you will receive heartwarming and validating information from one of our 5 top mediums. You can also expect live music, learn of upcoming events, a food buffet including wine, and festive fun! Support us by participating in our gift basket raffle from our amazing sponsors! Space is limited, register early. Thanks for making 2018 amazing! $69. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

Hike Deep Creek Preserve with John Phillips and Jamie Reynolds - 8:30-11:30am. Join two Florida Master Naturalists as they lead us on an informative exploration of this preserved are in Charlotte County, dominated by Longleaf Pine flatwoods, wetland marshes and hardwood hammock habitats. FREE to the public. Voluntary donations to the Sierra Club are always gratefully accepted. For info, 941-787-4329.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

Kayak Lettuce Lake with Rick Fried – 9am-3pm. This is one of our most popular outings! We will kayak from Lettuce Lake, exploring a maze of twisting, narrow channels that will take us through oaks, hickories and giant leather ferns, until we come out at Peace River. We will pause to have lunch at the Nav-A-Gator Restaurant before returning to our cars via a different route. FREE to the public. Participants must provide own watercraft and be able to swim. Voluntary donations to the Sierra Club are always gratefully accepted. For info, 941-637-8805

SATURDAY DECEMBER 8

Reiki 2 Certification – 10am-2pm. Reiki 2 teaches distance healing to bridge the span of space and time. Learn unique methods of sending Reiki including use of crystals and photographs.  Students will be granted level 2 symbols and additional energy centers

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sunday Unity of Sarasota- 8:45 and 10:30am. Inspiring, Celebration Service with Rev Dr Suzi Schadle-All Welcome! 3023 Proctor Rd., 941-955-3301, UnityOfSarasota.org. Sunday Services Cosmic Center – 10am. Handson Spiritual Healing. 10:30am Open Arms Metaphysical Spiritualist Service: Inspirational lectures and messages from your loved ones and friends on “The Other Side”. The Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Mdw, Bldg G-2, Sarasota. 941-371-9333. ccosl.com. Sunday Services – 10am-12pm. Join us for a beautiful service each Sunday in the Spiritualist tradition. We begin with therapeutic touch at 10am, followed by inspirational trance lectures at 10:30. 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. Unity of Sarasota - 10-10:15am. Meditation Service and Daily Word. 3023 Proctor Rd, Sarasota, 941-955-3301, UnityOfSarasota.org. Hatha Yoga with Jamie Coffey – 10-11:30am. A creative blend of yoga styles based on the teacher’s background. The class helps to build strength and increase flexibility. $14 or 5 for $50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. 941-9525280, RosemaryCourt.com. Nia - 10am. With Becky. Say yes to living well with Nia: a blend of the dance, martial, and healing arts.  Also Wednesdays and Fridays at 9am.  First class is only $5! Wild Ginger Apothecary in Gulf Gate, 6553 Superior Avenue. 941-312-5630, WildGingerApothecary.com. 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. Refreshments and fellowship period follow the service.  Center for Metaphysical Fellowship, 2044 Bispham Rd. Sarasota. 941-266-8435, CMFSarasota.org. The Universal Worship Service -10:30am. This weekly egalitarian worship service celebrates all of humanity’s religions and spiritual traditions on a single altar. Scriptures, songs, prayers, chants, and offerings from each religious tradition are accompanied with universalist prayers that honor all faiths as lights serving humanity’s unfoldment. Different officiates/Cherags rotate on leading the services each week. At Rising Tide, 5102 Swift Rd. Sarasota, Rev. Zan, 941-922-7839, RisingTideInternational.org.

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Open Heart Divine Healing Service – 12:15pm. First Sunday monthly. Through the gathering of the faithful, experience and co-create the Anchoring of Powerful Divine Healing Energies within the Sacred Circle. Expect miracles! Rev Dr. SharonElizabeth James. A Spiritual Discussion follows the service at 1:15. The Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Mdw, Bldg G-2, Sarasota. 941-371-9333. ccosl.com. Cosmic In-Service Gathering of Lightworkers – 12:15pm. 2nd through 4th Sunday monthly. A call to Planetary World Servers to Anchor Light and work with our Family of Light to bridge Heaven and Earth. Rev. Eric Watrous (2nd Sunday of the month), Rev Molly Friedenfeld (3rd Sunday of the month), Rev. Mary Gemming (4th Sunday of the month). Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light, 5041 Ringwood Mdws, Bldg G-2, Sarasota. 941-3719333, 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. 941-250-9556, 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 Yoga Classes at Rosemary Court Yoga – 9:3011am and 11:15am-12:45pm. Hatha Yoga with Stephanie Cole features a blend of yoga styles based on the teacher’s background and helps to build strength and increase flexibility. 11:15am Ashtanga Yoga with Liana Sheintal Bryant is a physically demanding practice synchronizing breath with movement through a set series of progressive postures to build strength, flexibility and stamina. $14, 5/$50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. 941-952-5280, RosemaryCourt.com. Feldenkrais with Bonnie K – 5:45pm. Ongoing Awareness Through Movement lessons. Improve posture, body/mind connection, self-reliance. $15. Ionie’s, 1241 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. 941-360-2248. FeldenkraisInSarasota.com. Crystals and Stones – 6-7pm. Learn the gifts of the Earth. These magical gems, when used with different spiritual modalities like astrology, Tarot, and pendulum, can increase the positive effects of chakra balancing, Reiki and meditation. Spirit practitioners can enhance abilities to receive a stronger response. With Chris Slaney. $5. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, , 941-544-5874,  Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Shamanic Skills for Reiki – 6-8:30pm. Enhance your Reiki practice using shamanic skills taught by Kelly Stewart. Incorporate natural elements, explore alternate realities, and find expanded ways of working with universal life force energy. Receive shamanic protection and rites. Previous Reiki training preferred. $50/session, $199 ppd for entire 5-class series. $35/session retakes. Class series given consecutively. No need to take in order. Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd. B-108, 941-322-7284. RSVP Required. StarLightworker.com.

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Develop Your Innate ESP – 7-8:30pm. Psychic and intuitive abilities, the ability to give spiritual healing, should not be regarded as the gift of the few. Strengthen your understanding of the elements of psychic development through discussion, entertaining exercises, interaction with others and personal application. Some of the topics we will explore will include: Chakra Exploration, Breathing and Consciousness, Dowsing and Divining, The Shaman’s Way, Past Life Regression and ReBirthing, Extra Sensory Awareness, Laws of Attraction, Energy, and Aura Perception. Divya Melissa Schnirring. $15. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, 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 – 7-8:30pm. 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 requested. For a description of the program offered for a given date, call Susan at 941-266-1696, or CMFSarasota.org. Center for Metaphysical Fellowship, 2044 Bispham Rd. Sarasota.  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. Intermediate Mediumship Classes – 7:30-9pm, Mondays, Aug 6 –Sept 24. With Jim Toole. This 8-class series will help you create a deeper and clearer connection within and to Spirit. We will work with and practice techniques to further develop your abilities to communicate with Spirit and experience the information and inspiration they are sharing. Please contact Rev Jim to attend. $15/class. 852 S Tuttle Ave. 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com. Monday Evening Channeled Anchoring Light Meditation – 7:45pm. With Dr. Rev 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 Mediumship – Nuts and Bolts – 7-9pm. Nov 13th, 27th, Dec 4th, 11th. With Carolan Carey. Dust off your chairs and learn the formula for evidential mediumship. Class is open to beginners and practiced mediums alike. Learn the fundamentals and ethics required in this specialized form of mediumship. $20. Sarasota Center of Light, 941-953-6620, SarasotaCenterofLight.com Alchemy TaiChi and Qigong - 8:30am. Exercise the mind, body, and spirit in this energy-based movement practice. By donation. Outside @ Arlington Park, 941 525 3752, aware122@gmail.com, 360DegreeWellness.com. Restorative Yoga with Patricia Dore, RYT-200 - 9-10am. Gentle, prop-based yoga. $15. Balance


Yoga, 423 N Lemon Ave. 941-685-8762 for info. 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. Yoga Classes at Rosemary Court Yoga - 1011:30am, 12-1:15pm. Hatha Yoga with Stephanie Cole is a blend of yoga styles based on the teacher’s background and helps to build strength and flexibility. 12pm Yin Yoga with Stephanie Cole is a passive yoga practice that stretches connective tissue in the body and provides time to remain in the poses for longer periods which increases flexibility. $14 or 5/$50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. 941-952-5280, RosemaryCourt.com. Pilates on the Roller with Weights – 10:3011:30am. With Kelly Atkins. $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. Intro to Esoteric Energy Healing – 7-8:30pm. Esoteric Healing is a non-intrusive, non-invasive technique that supports and allows the client to deeply rest with themselves. Divine guidance and angelic assistance release old limitations via breathing techniques and invocations of sacred sound to experience revitalization of innate spiritual and personal empowerment. With Lynn Cat Neal. $10. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. 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. Candlelight Restorative Yoga – 7–8pm. Led by Christine Davenport. Join us Tuesday nights for a restorative class by candlelight to relax your muscles, tensions and ligaments of your body as well as your busy mind. Breathe, stretch, and release the tension of the day. Bring a friend and make it a fun and memorable evening. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Suite 221 and Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955. Law of Attraction Remembered Class – 7-9pm. Classes resume Tuesdays - This 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 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. Psychic Practice Circle – 7-9pm. Come together with likeminded individuals to practice your psychic and mediumship skills. 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. With by Dawn Freeman. $5. 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. 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. Vinyasa Yoga with Stephanie Cole – 11:30am1pm. A vigorous style of yoga, which links breath and movement through a heat-building sequence. $14 or 5 for $50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. 941-952-5280, RosemaryCourt.com. Opt for Light LLC – 12pm-3pm. Now offering In-light LED light therapy sessions at Wild Ginger Apothecary. 6557 Superior Ave., 928-301-0717, SerentiyStations.com. Exploring Your Psychic Potential – 2:30-4pm. 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. Barbara Harrison. $10. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. Creative Manifestation – 4-5pm. Everyone has experienced that moment when the light flashes on — the Ah-ha! of intuitive connection and creativity from another dimension or your higher consciousness. This class will give you the tools you need to open up new frontiers, find your own resolution to everyday problems and aid you in decision-making. Through simple step-by-step exercises, Barbara Harrison will teach you how to look open your doorway and receive information from a different perspective. $5. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, 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 in Spirit. We teach easy techniques to give you a firsthand experience on being a pen-pal with those on the

other side of life. Learn to open your mind and listen to the communication of your guides, loved ones, angels and those who have gone beyond and now wish to communicate. Beginners welcome. With Barbara Harrison. $5. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Avenue Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. How to Quiet the Earth Mind in Meditation – 6:30-8:30pm, Nov 7-Dec 12. This is a 6-week course that covers a different topic each week! Learn about your Guides and Teachers and how they assist us in Spirit. Then, delve into The Four C’s – clairvoyance, clairaudience; clairsentience, and clairgustence – in a two-week special on these modes of communicating with Spirit. The following two weeks revolve around trance mediumship, and we will end with a psychic survey and an exploration of ectoplasm and more! $15/ class, $45/3, $75/6. With Rev. Mary Linn Clarke. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@VictoriaAckerman. com, TheSpiritUniversity.com. “Psychic Development” Class with Christine Campbell” - 6:30pm–8:30pm. Join Christine Campbell for the first in this series. Learn her techniques for past, present, future, and spiritual mediumship. Each class addresses a different topic. $35/ each class. Please call for details. Elysian Fields, 1273 South Tamiani Trail, Sarasota. 941-361-3006, ElysianFieldsOnline.com. Wen Chi Workouts - 6:30–7:30pm. Led by Topher Mowry. 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. To become a good Tarot reader, you need to practice in a safe environment with no judgments. The best kind of practice is with a warm loving community of friends who share your interests and passion for the Tarot. This workshop includes some guidance, but most time is spent practicing. Before you leave you will not only receive a reading from your peers, but you will also deliver one. Bring your favorite Tarot cards! With Barbara Harrison. $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.

thursday Alchemy TaiChi and Qigong - 8:30am. Exercise the mind, body, and spirit in this energy-based movement practice. By donation. Outside @ Arlington Park, 941 525 3752, aware122@gmail.com, 360DegreeWellness.com.

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Power Vinyasa Yoga with Patricia Dore, RYT200 - 9-10am. $15 drop in/visit Balance Yoga on mindbodyonline.com for packages. Balance Yoga, 423 N Lemon Ave. 941-685-8762 for info. Yoga Classes with Liana Sheintal Bryant - 1010:45am and 11:15am-12:30pm. 10am Mom + Baby Yoga class is designed for babies 6 weeks to 3 years (but all are welcome!) and offers benefits for both moms and their babies. 11:15am Ashtanga Yoga with Liana Sheintal Bryant is a physically demanding practice synchronizing breath with movement through a set series of progressive postures to build strength, flexibility and stamina. $14 or 5/$50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. 941-952-5280, RosemaryCourt.com. 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. Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Classes6-7:30pm. Fall class series will focus on the concept of the “ten bodies,” a different one each week--soul body to radiant body. Each set works on a different aspect of your Self. All the sets are adjustable according to your ability, beginners welcome. Taught by Jiwan Shakti, 27 years practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. RSVP text/call 407-227-4111, or just drop in. $11/per class. Sacred Pathways Sarasota, 2831 Ringling Blvd., Suite B-108, SacredPathwaysSarasota.com. 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. Aroma Interior Design - 7-8:30pm, beginning Oct 18. Led by Laurel James. Interior Design: Aesthetically pleasing to your sight, touch and sounds. What about your sense of smell? Join us for an evening of visual design presentations, aromatic experiences & learn how to merge the art of essential oils and interior design! Clearing space and balancing your lifestyle, Oct 18th, Nature: the heart of every home, Nov 8th, Feeling, form & function of your living space, Dec 6th, Dreams, intentions and transformations, Jan 17th. Preregister, four-part series: $75/all 4, $20/per class $25/class at the door. Four Pillars, San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Suite 221 and Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch, 941-373-3955. Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe: Tarot Evening – 7-9pm, Aug 2, and 23rd. Have you ever wanted to learn the Tarot but found it too complicated and confusing? Learning the Tarot can be fun and rewarding! We are offering classes to learn the meanings of the Tarot cards, two cards at a time. We will study two Major Arcana cards of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck per class, meditate on the meaning, practice reading the cards through fun games and each participant will receive a short reading. *R.S.V.P. to reserve your spot! $25/ class.  Inquire Within Goddess Shoppe, 6283 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, 941-822-8056.  The Artist’s Way Creativity Workshop - 7-9 pm. September 6 to November 15. Facilitated by Kate Franklin, novel and short story author and creative writing teacher. Expect this fun, enlivening course to jumpstart your creativity. $10/session. Unity Church 3023 Proctor Rd, Sarasota. Contact Kate, 941-284-1787, K8Franklin@yahoo.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

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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 Ave, Sarasota, 941-5445874, Light@VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com.

friday Hatha Yoga with Stephanie Cole – 9:30-11am and 11:30am-1pm. A creative blend of yoga styles based on the teacher’s background. The class helps to build strength and flexibility. $14 or 5 for $50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota. 941-952-5280, RosemaryCourt.com. Kai is Soulful and Fun Dance Movement – 9:3010:30am. Led by Kelly Atkins. All ages. $15. Drop in. Soul Studios, 3303 Bahia Vista Ave., Sarasota, KaiMoves.com. CBD Coffee Hour – 10am-12noon. Wondering what the CBD buzz is all about? Want to try the benefits of CBD?  Do you have questions about how CBD can support you? Free. Wild Ginger Apothecary: Studio + Lounge, 6557 Superior Avenue, WildGingerApothecary.com/cbd for more info. Opt for Light LLC – 10am-1pm. Now offering In-light LED light therapy sessions at Wild Ginger Apothecary. 6557 Superior Ave., 928-301-0717, SerentiyStations.com. Feldenkrais Class – 11:30am-1pm. Deepen your awareness of how you move to improve balance, flexibility and posture. Pay as you wish. Longevity Wellness Clinic. SRQ, 941-923-9355. Transforming Energy Immersion - 2-4pm. Our team of highly trained professionals offer a powerful field of multi-dimensional energy to heal you across many levels of your being and accelerate transformation. 2729 Browning St, Flexer Chapel, Sarasota. Info/registration: DavidWinfree.com/transform-now Sarasota Mindfulness Institute Weekly Drop-in Sit. – Noon. Enjoy meditating with others & topic discussion. Universalist Unitarian, 3975 Fruitville, Sarasota. In-Sight: The Way of a Voyager – 5-7pm. With Rosemary Sahana Nulty. The path from Seeker to Sage begins with self-observation and leads us toward awareness, awakening and attainment. In our inner navigation kit, we have a cast of characters and metaphysical compasses to keep us on course. In this weekly study group, the catalyst will be the Voyager Tarot deck of modern imagery and human archetypes. Each week we’ll explore a new card from Fool to Fortune and find ourselves in each one. To help us focus, we’ll employ a little yogic breathing, meditation, and journaling. No experience necessary. Drop-ins welcome. $10. Wild Ginger Apothecary, 6557 Superior Ave, Sarasota, RoVoyager@gmail.com. Lift Your Spirits Social Event –5-6pm. Build friendships, learn, and engage with others in the Spirit community. You may even discover interests you didn’t even know you had! Come join us every Friday at Primo! Ristorante for food, beverages, and conversation. After that, attend a class or workshop right next door at The Spirit University! 8076 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 941-544-5874, Light@ VictoriaAckerman.com, TheSpiritUniversity.com

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An Evening of Reiki Healing – 6-7pm. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. These sessions are offered through non-touch, with the practitioner’s hands placed and held on a series of locations to a fully clothed recipient. If you have never experienced Reiki now is the time to try it! With Barbara Harrison. $15. The Spirit University, 373 Braden Ave, 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.

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. Vinyasa Yoga with Rebecca Harp - 9-10:15am. A vigorous style of yoga, which links breath and movement through a heat-building sequence. $14/ class, 5/$50. Rosemary Court Yoga, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota, 941-952-5280, RosemaryCourt.com. Bradenton Farmers’ Market – 9am-2pm. Over thirty-five vendors offering locally-grown fruits, vegetables, plants, organic products, fresh seafood, prepared foods, as well as the s of local artists, craftspeople and musicians. 1005 1st Ave W, Bradenton. 941-932-9440. RealizeBradenton.com/ our_vendors. Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market – 9am2pm. Features a special activity including guest chefs, raffles, arts & crafts vendors, children’s activities. Old Main St, Downtown parking/free on weekends. Dogs on leashes welcome. 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 Donna L. Galloway, 561-346-6296, AngelMinistriesfl.org.


community resource guide ACUPUNCTURE/ CHINESE MEDICINE 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

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

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

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

ACUPUNCTURE FACELIFT 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.

APOTHECARY

WILD GINGER APOTHECARY

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

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

941.312.5630 • WILDGINGERAPOTHECARY.COM

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.


BIOFEEDBACK 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!

BOOKSTORE/GIFT SHOPS ELYSIAN FIELDS

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

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.

COLON HYDROTHERAPY COLON THERAPY CLINIC

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

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

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY AND LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

TERRY SCHIBLER, LMT MA11621

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

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

CRYSTALS THE CRYSTAL CAVE

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

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

ELYSIAN FIELDS

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

Celebrating 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.

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.

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WHITE SANDS DENTISTRY

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




BETH A. SNYDER HYPNOSIS & MINDFUL COACHING

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

ENERGY HEALING HEALING ROOMBLUE LIGHT ENERGY HEALING

HEALING ROOM, ENERGY HEALING, BIOFEEDBACK STRESS MANAGEMENT, PEMF Treatments to balance over a thousand conditions! Infrared Inversion, Sound Immersion with the Singing Bowls 
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

TRANSFORMING ENERGY IMMERSION

Our team of highly trained professionals offer a powerful field of multi-dimensional energy to heal you across many levels of your being and accelerate transformation. Fridays 2-4pm. For program details, facilitators and registration: DavidWinfree.com/transformnow.

FELDENKRAIS METHOD® FELDENKRAIS METHOD®

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

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

Sarasota/Manatee Edition

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

NATURAL HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER NATURAL HEALTH OSPREY Michele Battaglia DC 664 S Tamiami Trl C-2, Osprey 941-220-3950 NaturalHealthOsprey.com

Whole body healing. Specializing in Nutrition Response Testing TM, Chiropractic Care, Graston Technique®, NAET®food & environmental intolerances and Science Based Nutrition.

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 


2729 Browning St, Flexer Chapel, Sarasota DavidWinfree.com/transform-now  

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HYPNOTHERAPY

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.

NATURAL FOOD CAFE EVERGREEN

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

www.nasrq.com

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.

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

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



PET SUPPLIES HOLISTIC FOR PETS

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

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

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!

SHAMANIC PRACTICES

THE OM SHOPPE

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

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

SPIRITUAL CENTERS COSMIC CENTER OF SPIRITUAL LIGHT

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

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

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.

SPA AND WELLNESS CARLA MARY

Connecting the tools for the Mind/Body/Spirit 941-320-2687 CarlaMary.net (ma35225 mm37961)

FOUR PILLARS

Massage - Holistic Healing - Classes - Intuitive Counceling. Reiki Master/ Teacher, meditation, spiritual and intuitive development and healing classes. New client specials. Over 20 years’ experience.

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

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

SARASOTA CENTER OF LIGHT

852 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota 941-953-6620 • sarasotacenteroflight.com Experience the peaceful energy, love and light of our metaphysical spiritual community. Join us for the inspiration, healing and connection to Spirit in our services, classes and social gatherings.



SPIRIT JOURNEY A METAPHYSICAL CHURCH

2044 Bispham Rd, Sarasota-Gulf Gate area 941-250-9556 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

VETERINARIAN ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER 3646 Birky Street, Sarasota 941-954-4771 SRQVet.com

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

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

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

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

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.

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