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ccording to a recent study by the nonprofit, as reported by Lisa Marshall in our feature article this month, as many as 9 million people ages 44-70 have already transitioned into "encore" careers that combine purpose, passion and a paycheck. And another 31 million would like to. We can relate to that. 9 years ago this month we left a successful corporate career to publish Natural Awakenings. It was a risky undertaking, to say the least, but we were driven by the need to follow a path upon which we were passionate, helping others live a healthier lifestyle. Fortunately, we're happy to report, it has ended up being everything, and more, that we had hoped for and imagined. We wouldn't do anything different, confronted with the same decision again. We see this same thing happening all the time in our community. Our "niche" is one that draws many of you with the same desire to follow your passion too. Whether it's the desire to do something different, the need to replace a lost income or job, or young people choosing the healthy living category as a career, we see many new businesses and practices opening throughout our market by people with a passion for what they are doing. Since we're connected to another 85 or so Natural Awakenings publishers in the US and Puerto Rico, we find the same is true throughout the country. We encourage you to check out the feature article this month and take the Passion Test that's part of it. It's a powerful, yet easy, way to help you make sure you're always following your passion. Beginning in January 2013, we're launching a new ancillary to our business. We've been producing expos regularly since 2005 and have decided upon a new direction for that arm of our company. To explain a bit more, "back in the day," when we began doing expos, there weren't many being produced, so we filled a void, so to speak. Now, however, we're glad to say that expos, festivals and fairs abound! So many, in fact, that we feel producing them ourselves is no long necessary, when we can accomplish the same results by supporting those that now exist in the community. We thank all of you who both exhibited and attended our events over the years. Now the news: we've decided to launch a regular seminar series at locations throughout our East Michigan community that will give businesses and practitioners a live venue to share their knowledge and expertise, thus helping our readers. We found at our expos that the speakers were the main attraction, and one could say that this seminar series is simply a "morphing" of the expos into something "new and improved." Watch for details in our December issue. So until then, stay happy and healthy...naturally!

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newsbriefs Bridging the Gap: Michigan Organic Celebration, Conversation and Collaboration


ichigan Organic Food and Farming Alliance (MOFFA) will be hosting a 20th anniversary event on November 10 with an educational morning session, afternoon strategic planning and early evening joyous celebration at the Sarvis Center in Flint. The theme of this event is Bridging the Gap: Michigan Organic Celebration, Conversation and Collaboration and will be dedicated to the memory of Susan Houghton, longtime organic teacher, friend and activist who passed this spring. The ultimate goal of this event is to bring together MOFFA members, and all within the organic community, to forge a consensus on a future path for MOFFA, through a facilitated discussion. The program will include educational/dialogue sessions that are both chosen and led by partner organizations in Flint, focused on production and marketing approaches relevant to urban farmers, but also very applicable to all growers. Michigan organic farmers will present our keynote address relating their experiences, challenges and insights. A conversation with all attendees will follow. Everyone is encouraged to join and share perspectives and ideas for MOFFA. A delicious local-organic “Taste of Michigan” dinner will be offered in the late afternoon, and continue with an “Afterglow Social Hour”– with food, beverages and live music to capture the essence of the day.

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Natural Health & Eco Fest In Livonia


chieving vibrant health and transforming lives and the world in a positive way were the life’s work of the late Dr. Ann Wigmore, a pioneer in the field of raw, living foods. The Natural Health & Eco Fest, taking place Sunday, November 11, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. at Laurel Manor in Livonia, is dedicated to the memory of “Dr. Ann” and aims to celebrate and teach about the healing power of raw and plant-based foods and a natural, eco-friendly lifestyle through lectures, food demonstrations, samples, exhibits and more. Tickets are $15 when purchased in advance or $20 at the door. Along with food demonstrations, samples and a food court will be health- and eco-friendly exhibitors and artisans. Attendees can also view documentaries and archived videos of Dr. Ann Wigmore and her groundbreaking work with wheatgrass juice and living foods. Laurel Manor is located at 39000 Schoolcraft Rd., between Newburgh and I-275 in Livonia. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Ann Wigmore Memorial initiative in Lithuania. For details and tickets, visit natural awakenings

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atural Awakenings Publishing Corp. (NAPC) recently welcomed a large group of new publishers that completed an October training program at corporate headquarters in Naples, Florida. The NAPC training staff spent several days with the entrepreneurs now launching new Natural Awakenings territories or taking over the production of existing magazines in locales across the nation. New markets include Syracuse, New York; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland; and Hudson County, New Jersey. Existing franchises with new publishers at the helm include San Antonio, Texas; Bergen County and Somerset, New Jersey; Roanoke, Virginia; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Long Island, New York. Company CEO Sharon Bruckman launched the first edition of Natural Awakenings in 1994 and began franchising it in 1999. The company currently publishes more than 80 Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, with 1.5 million monthly print copies and a collective readership exceeding 3 million. “Interest in naturally healthy living that’s good for people and the planet is now influencing mainstream America, thanks in part to our active and growing readership,” says Bruckman. “Our dedicated family of publishers, supported by loyal advertisers, makes it possible for everyone to know they have healthy-life choices available to them.” For a list of where Natural Awakenings is publishing or to learn more about franchising opportunities, visit or call 239-530-1377.

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r. Madhu Subnani of Timeless Health & Beauty Medical Spa in Rochester Hills has a new offering that will help you turn back the hands of time – stem cell and cell therapy. This new procedure is a great advance in medical technology because there is no downtime, no side effects, no scarring, and it can be done in the same office on the same day. The secret behind this new method is using the patient’s own blood to produce platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) which is then infused back into the body to regenerate cells and encourage new cell growth. PRP can regrow cells, including skin, collagen, blood vessels, nerves, and ligaments. “This is truly the latest advancement in regeneration,” said Dr. Subnani. “We’re processing the patient’s growth process and reinfusing it into the same patient.” Dr. Subnani has been fully trained and certified to use this technology. It is most commonly used in the nationally acclaimed Vampire Facelift, as showcased on The Doctors, ABC News, and other news outlets. With the Vampire Facelift, patients get better results for longer periods of time than with just fillers alone. Dr. Subnani also uses this technology to help with joints issues. The procedure can be used on any joints and she urges patients considering surgery to look into this option first. The treatment is very effective for those suffering from arthritis pain and can give patients a new option for controlling pain and regaining movement. The procedure is simple and requires just a few injections: 1) Dr. Subnani draws blood from the patient, 2) Dr. Subnani uses a patented technology to produce PRP – the growth factor that produces and activates stem cells, and 3) Dr. Subnani injects the PRP into the patient’s joints or any other areas where

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t’s official: Americans are eating more fresh foods than they did five years ago. A recent survey of 800 U.S. adults by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation reports that more than 68 percent of respondents say they eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables than they did in 2007. Farmers’ markets and stands attracted 70 percent of the survey participants, although only 14 percent regularly shop at such venues. More good news: 64 percent of the respondents agree that it’s very important that produce be grown in an environmentally friendly way and also important that the fruits and veggies be organic.


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hrimp cocktail is a popular holiday appetizer, but may not be the healthiest menu choice. Researchers at Texas Tech University have found evidence of antibiotics in samples of farm-raised shrimp of international origin imported onto U.S. grocery shelves. The antibiotics present included nitrofuranzone, a probable human carcinogen. Two samples of the seafood tested in major cities contained levels of nitrofuranzone that were 28 and 29 times higher than the amount allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Domestic shrimp harvested from the Gulf of Mexico also contained carcinogens and toxicants, according to a recent article by Equally unsettling, most farmraised shrimp is far from sustainable, says Oregon researcher J. Boone Kauffmann, who estimates that 50 to 60 percent of shrimp farms worldwide are built on cleared mangrove areas. The shrimp produced from these farms have a carbon footprint up to 10 times higher than beef from cows raised on cleared Amazon rainforest areas.



News and resources to inspire concerned citizens to work together in building a healthier, stronger society that benefits all.

A new crop of environmentally conscious gyms and fitness centers are adopting practices to save energy by adding electricitygenerating workout equipment and using other strategies to reduce environmental impacts. It’s known as the green gym movement, which continues to grow and innovate. The Los Angeles Times reports that members of AC4 Fitness, in Goleta, California, generate power and feed it back to the grid every time they step on a treadmill or elliptical. They also bring their own refillable bottles and have access to a hydration station that provides free water, filtered by reverse osmosis. Patrons can store their belongings in lockers made from recycled plastic. The Greenasium Fitness Studio, in Encinitas, California, sports floors covered with mats made from recycled tires, and their dumbbells are used and refurbished.

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African Savannas Hold Clues to Drought Relief

This year, much of the United States has experienced the most severe drought since the 1950s, prompting governors to declare emergency conditions. There is no guarantee that the crisis will be alleviated, but new research points to a way that farmers may be better able to cope. In the hotter, drier climate of the semiarid African savanna, flowing between the Atlantic Ocean and Red Sea, farmers have successfully fought back an expanding Sahara Desert and turned once dry, uncultivated scrub into highly productive farmland. The key to success is allowing trees to grow where they once cut them down, and adopting agricultural techniques that take full advantage of scarce water resources. Experts claim that today’s American farmers should recognize the benefits that trees can bring to even the most arid plots of land. Chris Reij, a sustainable land management specialist at Free University Amsterdam, who has worked in Africa since 1978, observes, “Given the situation in the U.S. corn belt, these practices might help farmers in Kansas and Iowa adapt to more extreme weather and help make their crops more resistant to drought.” Adding more trees, planted in rows between crops or bordering fields, could provide many of the same benefits found in Africa: improved soil and water quality and windbreaks that keep dry topsoil from going airborne. Fallen leaves and twigs inject nutrients into the soil, reducing the need for expensive fertilizers that can also pollute nearby streams or wells. Trees cool temperatures on a local scale, trap carbon and clean the air. Their roots are natural filters between fields and waterways and can help keep soil moist. Plus, tree fruits and nuts provide food for farm animals and wildlife. It’s an Early American agriculture tradition worth revisiting. Find more information from the USDA National Agroforestry Center at

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Fast Food that’s Good Food Mike Roberts, once the president and CEO of McDonald’s, has cofounded Lyfe Kitchen, a restaurant chain that aims to serve healthy food on a fast-food scale. The acronym Lyfe stands for Love Your Food Everyday, and the food is made without butter, cream, white sugar, white flour, high-fructose corn syrup, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), trans fats or additives. He foresees hundreds of the alternative bistros opening across the country, all serving locally sourced, sustainable gourmet meals with the efficiency and economy usually found in a fast-food chain. With free-range chicken; burgers from grass-fed, humanely raised cattle; roasted kabocha squash; beet and rice salad and Napa cabbage salad, costs are expected to be pricey at first, but decrease as more locations are added. Visit natural awakenings

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Meatless Traditions Replace Turkey Day Across America, millions of people will celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving with a new, more compassionate and life-affirming tradition that eschews killing and eating animals. Citing factors that include torturous breeding and production practices, health risks posed by additives and adulteration, and the ethics of animal killing, Gentle Thanksgiving has become a Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) annual campaign. Families are encouraged to prepare a whole vegetarian or vegan meal to commemorate the traditional occasion of communal sharing and abundance. Soy-based mock turkeys are widely available, as well as a cornucopia of meat-free recipes. Visit Gentle November 2012


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1 Be Proactive. First, take the time to identify which environmental results are most important to the family and be specific about the goals you expect via giving.

2 Engage in Dialogue. Before contributing to an organization, talk with staff to learn about the group’s accomplishments, goals and challenges.

3 Confirm Nonprofit Status. Check to ensure that the recipient is registered as a public nonprofit charity [501(c) (3)]; this also qualifies donations as tax deductions.

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follow good governance and transparency practices are less likely to engage in unethical or irresponsible activities and more likely to be making a measurable difference. Even advocates of big-picture environmental causes will find ways to quantify the quality of their contributions to planetary health.

5 Examine the Charity’s Financial Health. The financial health of any organization is a strong indicator of its performance. The most efficient nonprofits invest 75 percent or more of their budgets on programs and services and less than 25 percent on fundraising and administrative fees.

6 Review Executive Compensation. Even eco-charities need to pay their top leaders a competitive salary in order to attract and retain the talent needed to run a viable organization and produce results. But don’t just accept the CEO’s compensation at face value; compare it with counterparts in organizations of similar size, mission and location.

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8 Hang Up the Phone. Recognize that the for-profit fundraising companies often used for charitable telemarketing campaigns keep 25 to 95 cents of every dollar they collect.

9 Concentrate Giving. Choose a few favorite causes to focus on. Spreading donations among multiple organizations can diminish the overall impact, because a percentage of each gift immediately goes toward overhead.

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Overcome Obstacles to Achievement

Jack Canfield Shares Insights on Creating Success by Linda Sechrist


ack Canfield is best known as co-author of The New York Times number-one bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has sold more than 500 million copies in 47 languages. A featured teacher in the films The Secret and Tapping the Source, he also has been interviewed on more than 1,000 radio and TV segments. He currently serves as CEO of The Canfield Training Group and president and founder of the Transformational Leadership Council.

Even with a wealth of webinars, teleclasses, workshops and other tools advising everyone how to live the life of their dreams, why do so many still struggle to feel successful? Just having a map in your hands doesn’t mean that you will get to your destination. Understanding your fears and limiting beliefs does not necessarily give you the ability to overcome them. Humans also have built-in protective mechanisms that often override their efforts to achieve their goals in order to maintain the status quo. While ideas presented in programs and courses to help people achieve success can inspire and motivate positive change, many people get stuck when they have to apply them. In the past, many of the methods used to overcome obstacles to success have been tedious and time consuming, requiring months or years of intense concentration and relentless perseverance.

Why is it so challenging to make the changes necessary to succeed? The mind is divided into two hemispheres. One is responsible for rational, conscious thought and processes ideas sequentially, using language. The other is emotional, and processes ideas simultaneously, using pictures. The emotional, subconscious mind is far more powerful than the rational, conscious mind. It controls about 95 percent of our thoughts and actions and is motivated by the pull of pleasurable rewards and the push of negative emotions. To understand the challenge of change, think of the emotional mind as an elephant and the rational mind as the rider. As long as the elephant doesn’t have a strong desire to move in a particular direction, the rider can control the elephant. However, if the direction that the elephant wants to go in is different than what the rider has in mind, the chance of forcing the elephant radically diminishes. The reason that so many people fail to achieve success is that the elephantine subconscious is innately averse to the new action that needs to be taken. To make tasks much easier, the elephant must be motivated to move in a certain direction or, at the very least, remain neutral and not resist the rider. By applying some newer, cuttingedge tools that support change, such as tapping points along the body’s energy meridians, the approach used in the natural awakenings

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), it is not only possible to get the elephant to cease resisting, but can also shave time off the journey to personal power and accomplishment. Tapping can transform the beliefs and emotions that cause selfdoubt, self-sabotage, procrastination and other roadblocks. It is being used around the world to help people minimize or eliminate issues as varied as fears, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, food cravings and chronic pain.

What do you consider ultimate success? Many people report that after applying my 64 recommended success principles, they have achieved outstanding results in one area of their life, although they didn’t meet their expectations in another. Ultimate success isn’t about having only financial success, yet poor relationships; it’s about having success in all areas of your life. So, as practitioners like my co-author Pamela Bruner, a business success coach and EFT expert, teach the tapping technique, they verbally introduce a powerful success principle and note the resistance people might encounter when trying to implement that principle. This can be done in person or self-administered, as demonstrated on the DVD included in our book, Tapping Into Ultimate Success.

How can we support our goals in everyday life? I’ve learned that few people actually study the principles of success as they relate to life. In college or business school, students are taught management skills that apply to business, but not the skill sets or mindsets needed for success in their personal lives. Students in educational institutions of any kind never learn that they control their life. We all need to understand that the books we read, the TV shows we watch and the social environment we choose to immerse ourselves in all either undermine our success or support it. For more information, visit Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings magazine. November 2012



Powerful Energy Boosters Daily Tips with Staying Power

by Kathleen Barnes

Many Americans occasionally complain of having a lack of energy, and for some it’s a daily experience. Low energy levels can arise from a number of underlying factors, but poor diet and ongoing stress are the most likely culprits. Eat Right

high energy in the long term, along with avoiding short-term energy dips. A diet featuring antioxidant-rich veg-

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etables, healthy carbohydrates, low-fat proteins and healthy fats will not only keep energy levels high, it’s also essential to long-term health, according to Dr. Christine Gerbstadt, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “If you think of getting energy from a cup of coffee or a candy bar, understand that it’s just a quick boost that doesn’t last long,” advises Gerbstadt, author of The Doctor’s Detox Diet. “The kind of energy you get from complex carbs and whole grains will stay with you.” Adding a little protein, like a piece of low-fat cheese or a dollop of peanut butter on a whole grain cracker, will keep energy steady for even longer, starting with breakfast. Gerbstadt further notes that a mid-afternoon energy drop may be due to a blood sugar dip. The carb/protein plan also works well at these times, or a cup of green tea might just hit the spot. “Green tea does deliver some caffeine, but it has literally hundreds of antioxidants, like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), that boost metabolism and stoke the metabolic fires,” she says. Plus, because most people have less-than-perfect diets, certain supplements can help raise energy levels and enhance overall health. Gerbstadt recommends vitamin D for those that don’t spend much time in the sun, to enhance immune function; fish oil for non-fish eaters for heart and brain health; and all B-vitamins to support everyone’s natural energy production.

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Taking small breaks from the workday can help increase energy and refocus attention on the tasks at hand. Getting away from the computer screen to weed the garden for 10 minutes or taking a quick turn around the block can quickly reverse an energy slump. pers of physical, emotional and spiritual energy,” says Jon Gordon, of Jacksonville, Florida, author of The Energy Bus and consultant to Fortune 500 companies, sports teams, hospitals and schools on the subject of staying positive. Exercise, a widely acknowledged energy booster, does double duty in moderating stress, according to the experts. Gordon’s prime recommendation for vanquishing it is a combination of exercise and emotional balancing: “You can’t be under stress and thankful at the same time,” he says. “So take a ‘thank-you’ walk every day and get the benefits of the physical exercise, as well as shifting emotions to a more positive state.” Dr. Judith Orloff, author of Positive Energy, adds, “Walking meditations are joyous exercises in mindfulness, putting one foot in front of the other and being in the now; set your critical mind aside to be replenished by the energy of the air, greenery and nature. “I also practice this short meditation throughout the day to calm myself and become more energized and clear,” she says. “For just three minutes, I close my eyes, focus on my breath and then envision a positive image, such as the night sky reflected in a body of water. These mini-tune-ups get you back to yourself, so you are centered and clear to continue your day.” Kathleen Barnes is the author of numerous natural health books, including The Super Simple HCG Diet. Learn more at

Bonus Energy Boosts In her book, Positive Energy, Dr. Judith Orloff offers simple strategies to help keep spirits high. The first is to choose our friends wisely. Most of us have encountered someone that repeatedly drains our energy and do well to recognize the signs of an “emotional vampire”: “Your eyelids get heavy and you feel like taking a nap,” she says. “Draw boundaries by learning that saying ‘No’ is a complete sentence.” For friends and relatives that always seem to be in the middle of a crisis: Do not encourage a drama king or queen by asking him or her how they are, advises Orloff. To deal with a chatterbox,“You must politely interrupt, as hard as that skill may be to learn.” Finally, “Laughter gives a big energy boost, so be silly and have fun.” Share a laughter break.

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Dr. James Balch, a leading natural health expert, urologist and pioneering author in healing nutrition, recommends menus rich in colored fruits and vegetables filled with carotenes. “These foods are potent antioxidants, help with immune function and are involved with the growth and repair of tissues,” he writes. For picky eaters, serve crispy carrot sticks, buttery sweet

While protecting skin from direct sun rays is an ongoing concern, current research shows that many children are deficient in the vitamin D sunshine provides.

potatoes and juicy apples.

Nuts and Seeds

Keep crunchy sunflower seeds within easy reach. High in vitamin E, they help children resist the flu and upper respiratory infections. Brazil nuts are good too, because they are high in selenium that keep bacteria and viruses from replicating.

Healing Herbs

Burke Lennihan, a registered nurse, certified homeopath and author of Your Natural Medicine Cabinet, encourages parents to stock up on garlic, ginger, turmeric and cayenne. “There’s a reason why [these herbs] are so popular worldwide,” she says, “and it’s not just the flavor. They have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and other medicinal properties that modern science is just beginning to document.” Another helpful resource is Healing Spices: How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease, by Dr. Bharat Aggarwal, also a Ph.D. and researcher at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston.

Natural Cough Syrup

“Elderberry syrup is great for coughs,” advises Lennihan. “A study done in Israel showed that elderberry extract is as effective against the flu as Tamiflu.”

Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Dr. Deborah Gordon, of Ashland, Oregon (, recommends that parents use supplements

relied on as basics in the home generations ago: “All children benefit from fermented cod liver oil.” Although it tastes bad, it’s one of the most effective immune boosters available in a safe and easily absorbable form.

Vitamin D

While protecting skin from direct sun rays is an ongoing concern, current research shows that many children are deficient in the vitamin D sunshine provides. Gordon advises parents, “Ask your pediatrician to test your children to determine if they need supplements.”

Powerful Probiotics

In Treatment Alternatives for Children, Dr. Lawrence Rosen, who practices at the Whole Child Center, in Oradell, New Jersey, notes: “By adding probiotics to vitamin D supplementation, parents can be even more certain to keep the flu away from their children.”

Homeopathy Help

Lennihan maintains that using homeopathy can stop a child’s nascent cold before it blossoms fully. “When your son shows signs of lower energy and just wants to lie on the couch, or your daughter has a mild fever and says her throat is a bit scratchy, those are the times for ferrum phosphoricum,” she says. “The 6x potency will keep the cold from ever developing.” Two pellets, three times a day, works well. If parents miss the early signs of an approaching cold, then arsenicum album is the homeopathic medicine needed. Lennihan holds that it’s the most useful remedy when a child’s nose is running incessantly. She attests that allium cepa [common bulb onion] is a good backup if a child has an itchy nose or raw red skin under it. Both remedies are best given in 30C potency, two to three pellets three times a day for up to three days, to see if symptoms subside.

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upon the location and severity of the scoliosis. The TornadoSuit™ is designed to be used in conjunction with an exercise-based scoliosis therapy, such as the ARC3D Therapy ( This enhances the effectiveness of the TornadoSuit™ compared to wearing the TornadoSuit™ alone.

Because it is not a hard brace, but made “As an active member instead out of neoof SOSORT, a European prene (a stretchable Thoracolumbar based medical society foyet durable material), Configuration cused on exercise-based it does allow some give treatments for scoliosis, I’ve been over the course of time over each fortunate enough to be exposed wear period (3-6 hours per day). to all types of scoliosis treatment The TornadoSuit™ material allows worldwide. Having seen the benthe patient to maintain efits and disadvantages of his or her flexibility, various types of bracing and can be worn while both in the US and abroad, participating in sports I tried to create a design and other athletic acthat incorporated as many tivities. However, it of the advantages as possistill maintains a high ble without the drawbacks level of support to alof conventional bracing,” low the muscles of says Morningstar. the spine to work less Full Torso According to preliminary while still stabilizing Version reports, the TornadoSuit™ the spine. Preliminary is more comfortable than hard research suggests that the avbraces, yet it still provides substan- erage initial correction of the tial support, while also being thin spinal curvature ranges between enough to conceal under clothing 15-35%. Patients wearing the TornadoSuit™ for one year are for daylong wear. maintaining scoliosis improveA big advantage of the TornadoSuments of 10-40%. it™ is that it can be worn exclusively at home, thereby minimizing the For more information on impact of treatment on a child’s the TornadoSuit™, or to schedule self-esteem and confidence. Since your free initial consult, please it is comprised of multiple pieces, contact Dr. Morningstar at 810the TornadoSuit™ can be fully cus- 694-3576, or email him at: tomized to each patient, depending

chiropractic care enhances immunity, so that good health is maintained.” Receiving regular gentle adjustments can help children ward off illness more effectively, and they will become more limber from the treatments.

Clean Water

Encourage children to wash their hands regularly and drink plenty of fresh water. The Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, advises drinking water, clear-broth soups or warm lemon water with honey to loosen congestion and prevent dehydration. Over-the-counter, water-based saline nasal drops and sprays also can help combat stuffiness and congestion. Plus, unlike nasal decongestants, they are safe and non-irritating, according to Mayo sources. They also note that a saltwater gargle can relieve a sore or scratchy throat.

Chicken Soup

Our grandmothers may have been even smarter than we thought. Recent studies at The Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha, illustrate that chicken soup relieves colds in two ways. It acts as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the cells that add to inflammation and by speeding the movement of mucus, reduces the time that viruses are in contact with the nose.

Sound Sleep

Dr. Greg Meyer, a Phoenix, Arizona, integrative physician, says the key for parents is to make sure children don’t overexert themselves when they are sick. “Kids need to rest their bodies in order to heal,” he advises. “An extra day of rest can yield a more certain cure and more reliable recovery.” At this point, parents might need some, too. A little tea party or some time cuddled up with a good book might help the whole family feel better. Lauri Grossman, a doctor of chiropractic and certified classical homeopath, practices in New York City, NY. Learn more at and



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In the midst of uncertainties, many are asking, “Why am I here?”

It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing, that matters. ~ Mother Teresa

Fashion a Passion-Driven Life

Realize Your Purpose and Feed Your Soul by Lisa Marshall


hree years ago, Cindy Readnower felt as if work was swallowing her life. As a single mom with two sons to support and two franchise restaurants to run in Sarasota, Florida, she routinely would get up at 4 a.m. and go to bed after midnight. She didn’t see enough of her boys. “I never had a free moment to just shut down and think about what I really wanted,” she recalls. Then the economy collapsed, forcing her to shutter her businesses, file for bankruptcy and consult with a career counselor to plan her next steps. Today, at 57, she’s working as a life coach and business consultant and as she sees it, living the life she is meant to live. “When you hit hard times and say, ‘My worst fears have come true; what am I going to do now?’ It makes you realize you will only find true success when you follow your passion,” she says.

Readnower represents what some see as the silver lining in these challenging economic times. At a time of high unemployment, when some can’t find a job and others are working grueling hours to compensate for laid-off coworkers, many Americans are stepping off the corporate hamster wheel and sincerely asking themselves: “What is my purpose here, and how can I realize it?”

Purpose Over Profits

According to a recent study by the nonprofit, which helps older Americans pursue more meaningful careers, as many as 9 million people ages 44 to 70 have already transitioned into encore careers that combine purpose, passion and a paycheck. Another 31 million would like to. Meanwhile, surveys show that new college grads are increasingly gravitating toward nonprofit and public natural awakenings

sector jobs that feed their souls more than their bank accounts. Off-the-clock volunteerism is soaring. Due to working and earning less, people are also consuming less, cooking, sewing and gardening more, rediscovering forgotten passions and relationships and finding new ones in the process. “When the economy tanked, it prompted a real moment of spiritual awakening for all of us,” observes Sue Frederick, of Boulder, Colorado, a nationally renowned career counselor who also applies her intuitive skills in helping clients like Readnower find their muse. “We are no longer able to hide out behind jobs and benefits that might not have been a good fit for us to begin with. People are remembering their soul’s mission and waking up to the true work they are intended to do.” At the leading edge of the purposedriven career movement is the millennial generation, now in their 20s through early 30s. Having come of age amidst the Enron Corporation scandal, 9/11, Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the 2008 economic collapse, they’re graduatNovember 2012


Take the Passion Test Make a list of your passions; the 10 or 15 things most critical to your happiness and well-being. Start each entry with, “When my life is ideal, I am … ” (living in a beautiful house in the mountains, working in a job that changes lives, spending plenty of time with my children, etc.) Don’t worry about how you’ll get there. Just write it down. You become whatever you are committed to. “People often write down a passion, but if they can’t immediately see how they can manifest it, they erase it and instead write something down that they can easily put their arms around. In other words, they play it safe,” says Janet Attwood, co-author of The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose. Instead, think big. Narrow the list to your top five passions. Write all five passions down on five index cards. Post passions in places you will routinely see them, such as on the bathroom mirror and refrigerator door; display them prominently on your computer. Create a vision board (a collage of representations of your passions). “It’s an easy way to keep your attention on the things you really want to grow stronger in your life,” notes Attwood. Use these priority passions as a guidepost. “Whenever you are faced with a choice, a decision or opportunity, choose in favor of your passions,” advises Attwood. Then run to the goal with purpose in every step. Take the test again every six months, because passions can change and evolve over time.


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ing from college with a more holistic perspective on what constitutes a good career. “The decade in which we have matured has been turbulent in almost every dimension,” says John Coleman, 31, a recent graduate of Harvard Business School and co-author of Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders. “This generation is looking at a world that has so many problems and saying, ‘The old opportunities are not there anymore, so we have to create new ones.’ Many are actively seeking more meaning and purpose at work.” One 2010 survey of 500 MBA students found that when considering a long list of options for what they looked for in a career, they ranked “intellectual challenge” and “opportunity to impact the world” as their first and third priorities, bracketing “compensation” which ranked second. Another analysis by The New York Times found that in 2009, 11 percent more college graduates worked for nonprofits than in the previous year. Accordingly, Coleman’s book is packed with encouraging examples, from a Harvard MBA student and a U.S. Marine that co-founded a nonprofit addressing poverty in Kenya’s largest slum to a biomedical engineering grad that launched a web-based car-sharing service. This altruistic, purpose-driven career track seems a stark departure from that of the baby boomers, collectively referred to as the “me” generation for its materialistic ethos. Yet those that specialize in helping people find more meaningful lives say this group currently counts among their best and most focused customers. “We are at a time in the world when it is more socially acceptable to follow your passions,” says Janet Attwood, whose Passion Test workshops—established in 2004—are welcoming more people than ever. “In my day, my dad was so freaked out I’d end up homeless that he sent me to business school so I would learn how to type. Back then, parents never asked: ‘What turns you on?’” That’s a shame, remarks Frederick, because first hints at our purpose often

The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder… Have a purpose in life and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you. ~ Thomas Carlyle

bubble up in our youth. “I believe all of us know at some point what our gift is, but we often bury it and say, ‘I have to fit in and get a job with benefits and a good paycheck.’” There is an alternative.

Work and Consume Less, Live More

Attwood stresses that living in line with one’s passion isn’t just about work, noting, “It’s about your relationships and friends, your spirituality and health, what you consume and where you choose to live…” She asks clients to write down five life-defining passions (see sidebar) and use them as a guidepost. “Whenever you are faced with a choice, a decision or an opportunity, choose in favor of your passion,” she counsels. Attwood has observed firsthand how success often follows, because, “When you choose in favor of the things that have the greatest, deepest meaning for you, the universe supports you more than if you are just tepid and neutral about something.” For some, that has meant working fewer hours for less pay, in order to allow more time for clarifying meditation, family dinners, volunteering at a local shelter, taking a long-yearned-for dance class or planning the next career shift. It has also led to willing trade-offs in buying less and doing more for oneself. According to the 2010 MetLife Study of the American Dream, 77 percent of Americans now say that achieving their big dream comprises improving the quality of their lives by strength-

ening personal relationships. As for millennials, 39 percent say they already have what they need. Also, those that feel growing pressure to buy more and better material possessions has dropped from 66 percent in 2006 to well below half today. “Plenty of people have already started down this path. They’re growing vegetables, raising chickens and keeping bees. They’re building their own homes, often with the help of friends and neighbors,” writes Boston University Sociology Professor Juliet Schor, Ph.D. In her groundbreaking book, Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, she argues that contrary to many economists’ assumptions, a shorter work week and smaller economy is better for society as a whole. More, such a lifestyle, “allows people to build stronger social connections, maintain their physical and mental health and engage in activities that are more creative and meaningful.”

Purpose concentrates your effort and energy on what’s important; you become effective by being selective. Nothing energizes like a clear purpose. ~ Rick Warren, from The Purpose Driven Life

her creative side, she created colorful spreadsheets, but it wasn’t enough. “At one point, I acknowledged, ‘I am not happy walking into work anymore,’” recalls Bastian, now 52. “I felt like a hamster on a wheel.” Seven years ago, she walked out, and with Attwood’s help, set out to find her true callings. “People always think you have to pick just one, but you have passions that run across every aspect of your life,” she says. “I now realize I am a dancer, fashion designer, family person and spiritual woman.” Bastian begins each week by making a color-coded “strategic plan of action,” making sure to include elements of each of her five passions: financial freedom, exceptional relationships, optimal health, successful business ventures and an alliance with God. That means she’s back in school studying fashion design, and now makes time for dancing, church, family and a part-time career-coaching business. She says that it has been financially rough at times. But the “sacrifices”—like fewer hair appointments, fancy clothes, meals out and expensive holiday gifts for friends—have been well worth it. “I now have the flexibility, freedom and joy of knowing I am living who Juliette truly is,” she says with a smile. “I know I’ll be taken care of as long as I honor what truly matters to me.” Lisa Marshall is a freelance writer near Boulder, CO. Connect at

Any Example Proves the Rule

Ever since childhood days of helping her mother make clothing for the family, Juliette Bastian has had a passion for fashion design. Her love of dancing dates back to watching American Bandstand. But when it came to choosing a career, “There was always this trigger that went off in my head that said, ‘You need to make money,’” she explains. By her mid-40s, this San Dimas, California, resident boasted a six-figure salary and a successful, but not terribly fulfilling career doing accounting and strategic business planning. To indulge

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more Purposeful Life tips Make time for a spiritual life. Whether it’s pausing to meditate in the morning or going to church or temple, allow time to reflect upon who you are and what you really want. “If you are not setting aside time to explore these questions, you won’t find the answers,” says John Coleman, author of Passion and Purpose. Don’t limit yourself to one purpose, such as a job. Decide who you want to be, rather than focus on what you are doing or want to do. Seek out mentors, young and old, that appear to be living a passionate life and ask them how they reached their life space. If you have the option of working less to pursue other passions, consider it. To save money, think about what you can make, grow or do, rather than pay for. In the process, you may rediscover an old passion. Let your talents guide you. If you are good at something, the chances are you are passionate about it. Do more of it, and that doesn’t necessarily mean volunteering forever. Consider making a passion into a relevant career. “We are not here to give away our gifts for free and then go to a job we hate,” says career counselor Sue Frederick. Take baby steps. If you can’t quit your job to follow your passion quite yet, take baby steps. Write a business plan. Take a class. Start volunteering. Meanwhile, focus on activating passions in other areas of your life. What is one thing you should stop doing, and one thing you can start doing today? Additional sources: Janet Attwood, author of The Passion Test; Juliet Schor, author of Plenitude November 2012



C ARDIO BUZZ Trade Energy Snack-Attacks for a Daily Dose of Exercise by Debra Melani


nergy is a hot commodity today, with online ads and storefront posters for so-called energy products shouting, “Feel the rush,” “Revitalize your mind,” and “Re-think the way you re-energize.” People are reaching for these artificial jolts in record numbers, but many buzz-seekers don’t realize they have free access to a much better energy shot: exercise. Experts across the board agree that we would be wise to trade in our lattes and high-calorie power bars for a regular lunch-hour walk, because of the many happier returns exercise provides. One in four Americans experiences energy-sapping fatigue at any given time, according to Tim Puetz, Ph.D., of the National Institutes of Health, who has published studies on the exercise-energy link. Although it’s a difficult response to measure, more than a dozen studies from institutions such as Duke University and The University of North Carolina have shown that regular physical activity can reduce fatigue by about 40 percent, says Puetz. “If exercise were a pill, it would be like the magic pill of all time,” remarks James Hill, Ph.D., executive director of the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Research suggests that exercise enhances nearly every system in the body, he says. “But you have to walk on that treadmill; you can’t just sit on it.” Exercise burns calories, while energy drinks and snacks add them. Plus, unlike caffeine and other stimulants, exercise improves sleep (as long as it’s not too close to bedtime), points out Patrick O’Connor, Ph.D., co-director of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Georgia, and Puetz’s research partner. Periodic exercise can prevent

people, often fatigued because of insufficient sleep, from falling into a vicious cycle. “When I roll out of bed in the morning, I’m not reaching for a cup of coffee,” Puetz says. “I’m reaching for my sneakers. I do a morning run every day and the days I don’t get it in, I can feel the difference.” A workout can boost mood, relieve stress, improve cognitive function and generate new connections in the brain, all promoting a sense of energy, Hill notes. Researchers believe that changes in the brain are the most likely reason for the exercise-energy link, according to O’Connor. A recent groundbreaking study led by J. Mark Davis, Ph.D., director of the Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory at the University of South Carolina, found that mice that exercised one hour a day for eight weeks, versus mice that lounged nearby, developed new brain mitochondria, considered the energy powerhouses of the cells (Journal of Applied Physiology). Researchers knew from human studies that exercise can boost these mitochondria in the muscles, but the brain connection had never been shown. Davis speculates the increase could play a role in boosting exercise endurance by making the brain more resistant to fatigue, plus help individuals feel more energetic. Just getting the blood pumping with a cardio blast can make people feel more energized, Hill contends, because blood supplies oxygen and nutrients that generate fuel for the body. Regardless of the energy connection, researchers note that exercise improves overall health, maintains healthy weight and reduces risk of disease, making it an obvious choice as a double-duty energy boost. “What so many of us do is grasp at things and try to make ourselves feel better in the short-term,” Hill says. “Regular exercise can make us feel better in the long term.” “You don’t have to run a marathon,” Puetz adds. In fact, it’s best not to overdo it, Puetz and O’Connor counsel. High-intensity workouts can drain energy in the short-term, and serious athletes that over-train can even end up in a low-energy, depressed state, they say. Their study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics looked at otherwise healthy, but fatigued, people, finding that both low- and moderate-level exercise produced a similar and significant reduction in fatigue. O’Connor offers a general recommendation, which varies with fitness level, of walking, swimming or cycling at least 10 minutes and up to an hour most days of the week. Even taking two or three 10-minute walks throughout the workday will make an energy difference, Puetz advises. “Anything’s better than nothing,” he concludes. “The bottom line is: If instead of reaching for that cup of coffee, you grab a pair of athletic shoes, you are not only going to experience the desired energy boost, you are going to be living a healthier lifestyle.” Freelance journalist Debra Melani writes about health, medicine and fitness from Lyons, CO. Connect at or


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 4 Seasons of Color in the Garden - 6:30-8:30pm. Is your garden only interesting in the spring and early summer? This class will offer you lots of ideas that will add color to your garden all year round. $25. Mott Community Education, LAPEER. 810-667-6546.


The Eights Limbs of Yoga - 7:30-9pm. Deepen your understanding of the larger context of yoga through exploring the 8 limbs of Yoga by Master Patanjali, a journey of self discovery. $25. Santosha Yoga, 48774 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-949-5515.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 Kiddies Class - 2-3:30pm. Chicken noodle soup and they will be making the noodles too! Hands-on, so dress appropriately. $20/person. Fragrance-free building; refrain from any scented personal care products. Limited space/RSVP. Me, My Health & Eyes, LAKE ORION. Info; 248-393-8633.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Super Nutrition For Babies - 1–3pm. Join us as author Katherine Erlich signs copies of her book which gives parents the latest science-verified nutritional recommendations for feeding their child. Book will be available for purchase. Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. 248-371-1400.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Pet Grooming 1 - 7-9 PM. Save money by learning to properly groom your own pet’s face, feet and fanny between grooming appointments. Bring 1 freshly bathed dog. $25. Mott Community Education, LAPEER. 810-667-6546.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Green Burial and Home Funeral - 2-5 pm. Have natural, inexpensive and environmentally friendly funerals. Understand the difference between law and common practice, how to have a home vigil, where green burial is available in Michigan, and how to

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Guided Meditation Group - 7-8:30pm. Donation. Light refreshments. Fragrance-free building; refrain from any scented personal care products. Limited space/RSVP. Me, My Health & Eyes, LAKE ORION. Info; 248-393-8633. Girls Night Out - 7:30-9pm. Expect to feel strengthened, relaxed & connected when women come together to support each other through breath, meditation, asana, all levels welcome $25. Santosha Yoga, 48774 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-949-5515. Power Yoga and Chanting - 5:35-6:45pm. Join Pam and Shannon for a Power Yoga practice and chanting. Feel the vibration of sanskrit sounds, learn a mantra then join together in the vibration $10. The Yoga Path, 1086 N Irish Rd Suite 3, DAVISON. Maria Burnash 810-919-9642. See ad page 23. Parents Nite Out - 7-9pm. Drop your kids at The Yoga Path with Emily off for a night of fun Yoga while you enjoy adult free time! Story Time, Yoga, Games & Healthy Snacks. $10. The Yoga Path, 1086 N Irish Rd Suite 3, DAVISON. Maria Burnash 810919-9642. See ad page 23.


See Dr. Brian Clement of Hippocrates Health Institute & Viktoras Kulvinskas! Catch food demos, view educational films, sample raw foods, talk with natural health & eco-friendly exhibitors, & more!

Sunday, November 11 - 10am-5pm Laurel Manor Banquet & Conference Center 39000 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia $15 in advance, $20 at the door Info: Deb Klungle 248-497-4189

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Pre-Menopause & Weight Gain Lecture - 7-8:30pm. Presented by Lee Rossano, CNC & Certified Personal Trainer Maria Marino. Macomb Twp residents: $15. Non-residents: $20. Macomb Twp Recreation Center. 586-992-2900. Essential Oil Education - 6:30pm-7:30pm. Kiss cold & flu season GOODBYE! Learn which essential oils are most effective to killing viruses and unwanted bacterial. BE HEALTHY this season! $5. Soothe Your Soul, 2B. South Washington, OXFORD. Dena Holmes 248-303-3611.

Understanding the Chakras - 2-4pm. Understand the theory of chakras & the different ways to balance them as you are led through asanas (poses), mantras, mudras,& meditation. All levels. $25. Santosha Yoga, 48774 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-949-5515.


Preserved Foods & Cheesemaking - 1-5pm. Learn 7 techniques for food preservation & simple cheesemaking including sour dough,kombucha, sauerkraut & more. Take home samples & starters. RSVP! $25. Strawbale Studio, 2691 Noble Rd, OXFORD. Deanne Bednar 248-628-1887.




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Quit Smoking with Hypnosis - 6:30-8:30 pm. Give up those cigarettes this year for the Great American Smokeout. $25. Mott Community Education, LAPEER. 810-667-6546.

Seed Saving, Starting and Exchange - 6-9pm. Flint River Wild Ones meeting. Mott Community College - Prahl College Center Genesee Room, FLINT. Rebecca Gale-Gonzalez 810-762-0455.

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will leave with the starter). Hands-on, so dress appropriately. $20/person. Fragrance-free building; refrain from any scented personal care products. Limited space/RSVP. Me, My Health & Eyes, LAKE ORION. Info; 248-393-8633. Chakra Energy Workshop - 2-4:30pm. In this workshop you will learn more about the chakras (energy centers) through movement (yoga asanas), meditation and energy work. Bring a yoga mat, and journal. Taught by Suzanne Albert RYT. $25. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, Rochester. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Aromatherapy Best Practices – 6-8pm. Excited about essential oils but confused about which ones to use? Cut through the clutter and attend this class! $25. Mott Community Education, LAPEER. 810-667-6546. Titanic: 100 Years, Then and Now – 6-8pm. Explore how all of life is represented in the Titanic story. Examine the changes and improvements to our life as a result of the Titanic. $25. Mott Community Education, LAPEER. 810-667-6546.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 Thanksgiving Day Donation Class - 10-11am. Start your day of giving thanks for your blessings in life with our all levels class. Donations of nonperishable food items for St. Mary food pantry. Donation. Santosha Yoga, 48774 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-949-5515.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Herb Gardens – 6:30-8:30pm. Spice up your garden and your cooking by learning how to grow your own herbs. $25. Mott Community Education, LAPEER, 810-667-6546.

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Gluten-Free Cooking Class! - 7-8:30pm. Have fun learning how to make delicious gluten-free pumpkin pie! Free samples, recipe, and beverage are included! Call $15.00. Richmond Family Nutrition, 67346 S Main St, RICHMOND. to register, space limited. Colleen Tessmer 586-430-4060.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Essential Oils: Kids & Babies - 7-8pm. Learn how to manage common health issues in babies and children such as constipation, congestion, diarrhea, ear infections , fevers and much more. FREE. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, ROCHESTER. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Pruning – 6:30-8:30pm. Timely pruning techniques that help maintain the health and beauty of trees and shrubs. $25. Mott Community Education, LAPEER. 810-667-6546.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1 Preparing Nutrient-Dense Foods - 2-3:30pm. How to make and use whey to prepare nutrient dense foods. (you will taste test some foods). Hands-on, so dress appropriately. $20/person. Fragrance-free building; refrain from any scented personal care products. Limited space/RSVP. Me, My Health & Eyes, LAKE ORION. Info; 248-393-8633.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 Guided Meditation Group - 7-8:30pm. Donation. Light refreshments. Fragrance-free building; refrain from any scented personal care products. Limited space/RSVP. Me, My Health & Eyes, LAKE ORION. Info; 248-393-8633. Parents Nite Out - 7-9pm. Drop your kids at The Yoga Path with Emily off for a night of fun Yoga while you enjoy adult free time! Story Time, Yoga, Games & Healthy Snacks. $10. The Yoga Path, 1086 N Irish Rd Suite 3, DAVISON. Maria Burnash 810919-9642. See ad page xx.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 Natural Holiday Giftmaking - 1-5pm. Enjoy making your own bees wax dipped candles, holders, decorative matchboxes from local natural materials ! "Give the gift of warmth." RSVP now. $25. Strawbale Studio, OXFORD. Deanne Bednar 248-628-1887.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 Annual Flint River Wild Ones membership meeting – 6-7pm. Attendees can learn more about or join the organization. Mott Community College - Prahl College Center Genesee Room, FLINT. Rebecca Gale-Gonzalez 810-762-0455.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 Healthy Christmas Cookies - 2- 3:30pm. Handson, so dress appropriately. $20/person. Fragrancefree building; refrain from any scented personal care products. Limited space/RSVP. Me, My Health & Eyes, LAKE ORION. Info; 248-393-8633.

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markyourcalendar Friends of the Flint River Trail Bike Rides 2pm. 13 to 15 miles round-trip, easy to moderate. Leisurely, family-friendly bike rides start from the Flint Farmers Market and travel to different, enjoyable locations through October. Riders travel in a group with an experienced Leader. Some destinations include Bluebell Beach, Stepping Stone Falls, and For-Mar. Flint Farmers Market: 420 E. Boulevard, FLINT. Info: Jack Minore 810-2525258, or Bruce Nieuwenhuis 810-742-0071. Springfield Farmers’ Market - 10am-2pm. 6/17 Thru 10/14. Products naturally, locally grown (Michigan) and heirloom. Admission FREE! Shiawassee Basin Preserve (DAVISBURG Rd. Entrance) Info: Laura, Market Manager. 248-2491592. Meditation - 1-2pm. Everyone Welcome. Suggested Love Donation $5. Meditation Self-Healing Center, 244 Law Street, LAPEER. Info: 810-356-5021.

Tai Chi Classes Slow, graceful and rhythmic exercise, which originated in china. It is often referred to as meditation in movement or swimming in air and combines deep breathing, relaxation, concentration and slow, gentle, structured movement to exercise the body and mind and strengthen one's internal energy. Wear warm soaks or Tai Chi shoes and comfortable clothes. Taught by Eric Scott, 22 years experience.

Tuesdays • 6:30-7:30pm Korean Martial Arts Institute 925 Baldwin Rd, Lapeer. 4 classes/$40 or $12 drop-in rates. Info/RSVP: Ms. Janet 810-667-2101 For more information visit or see ad on outside back cover.

Sunrise Yoga - 6-7am. Early morning wake up yoga great way to start the day Beginners welcome. $10. The Yoga Path , 1086 N Irish Rd Suite 3, DAVISON. Maria Burnash 810-919-9642. See ad page 23. Meditation / Restorative Yoga - 12:45-1:45pm. Also Thur. Class to relax meditate with supported yoga poses good for MS,fibromyalgia Donation. The Yoga Path, 1086 N Irish Rd Ste 3, DAVISON. Maria Burnash 810-919-9642. See ad page 23. Essential Oil Education - 6:30-7:30pm. Fight Back 2 School Germs & Viruses NATURALLY w/ pure & potent essential oils $5. Soothe Your Soul, 2B. South Washington, OXFORD. Dena Holmes 248-303-3611.

Tong Ren Group Healing Classes - 7-8:30pm. Everyone receives a personal healing and a pi gu weight control experience Donation $10. Tong Ren Healing System, AUBURN HILLS. Linda Kent 248-373-9414. Macomb County Homebirth Circle - 7-8:30pm. Social gathering where women are supported for their choice to birth at home. FREE. Thrive In Line Chiropractic, 51309 Mound Rd, SHELBY TOWNSHIP. Erica Michaels 248-881-0836.

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Mondays & Wednesdays • 6-7pm Korean Martial Arts Institute 925 Baldwin Rd, Lapeer. 10 classes/$40 or $6 drop-in rates. Info/RSVP: Ms. Janet 810-667-2101 For more information visit or see ad on outside back cover.

La Leche League of Lake Orion - 10am. Daytime Series meeting: 3rd Monday. FREE. Christ the Redeemer Church, 2700 Waldon Rd, LAKE ORION. Tawnya 586-604-4074. Tai Chi Chuan Classes - 6:30-8pm. Enjoy the calm, centered, relaxed state of moving meditation. Mind leads, body follows. Reunite with your personal power and learn to direct your energy. $15. Orchid Leaf Energy Arts, 2290 East Hill Rd #202, GRAND BLANC. Dawn Fleetwood 810-235-9854. Ashtanga/Corepower Mix - 7:00pm-8:00pmn. Hot class strong focus on Core strengthening and Ashtanga yoga-neck rubs $10. The Yoga Path , 1086 N Irish Rd Ste 3, DAVISON. Maria Burnash 810919-9642. See ad page 23.

Farmers' Market/Crafts - 9am-2pm. Produce, baked goods,plants,diabetic socks, Project Fresh/ EBT vendors, more. FREE. Durand Union Station, Main & Hagle St, downtown DURAND. 989-288-3561. Foundational Yoga - 10-11am. Energize and relax your mind, body, spirit and heart. $8. Michigan Rehabiliation Specialists, 10860 Highland Rd, HARTLAND. Tanya 810-623-4755. Adult Women’s and Children’s Domestic Violence Support Groups - 10-11:30am. LACASA: Comprehensive Services Center, 2895 W. Grand River Avenue, HOWELL. Info: 517-548-1350.


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markyourcalendar Beginner & Intermediate Asthanga Yoga This class will work on discovering how movement and breath, working together, Will help open tight spots in the body. You may end up discovering some areas that haven’t moved in years. This class will help bring balance to the body. Available for all fitness levels. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable cloths. Taught by Chris Duncan, RYT 10 years.

FREE. Alternative Health and Rehab Centre, 2284 S Ballenger Hwy Ste F, FLINT. RSVP 810-235-5181. See ad page 17. La Leche League of Lake Orion - 7:30 pm. Evening Series Meeting: 2nd Thursday. Toddler Meeting: 4th Thursday. Babies and children welcome. FREE. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1950 S. Baldwin, LAKE ORION. Tawnya 584604-4074.

Ashtanga Flow - 9am-10:15am. Sun salutations and standing postures. Vigorous available to all levels $10. The Yoga Path, 1086 N Irish Rd Ste 3, DAVISON. Maria Burnash 810-919-9642. See ad page 23.

Sexual Assault Group - 9:30-11:30am. LACASA: Comprehensive Services Center, 2895 W. Grand River Avenue, HOWELL. Info: 517-548-1350.

Tai Chi/Qi Gung classes - 10am. This ancient art will help you improve balance, muscle tone, flexibility, posture, and balance. Great stress reliever! $8. Alternative Health and Rehab. Centre, G-2284 S Ballenger Hwy, FLINT. Dawei 810-2355181. See ad page 17.

Thursdays • 6-7:30pm Korean Martial Arts Institute 925 Baldwin Rd, Lapeer. 8 classes/$80 or $12 drop-in rates. Info/RSVP: Ms. Janet 810-667-2101 For more information visit or see ad on outside back cover. Prenatal Yoga - 7-8pm. Yoga benefits all stages of pregnancy, learn balance, find peace for birth. $10. The Yoga Path, 1086 N Irish Rd, Ste 3, DAVISON. Maria Burnash 810-919-9642. See ad page 23.

Batterer/Assailant Group - 10-11:20am; 5:306:50pm and 7-8:20pm. LACASA: Comprehensive Services Center, 2895 W. Grand River Avenue, HOWELL. Info: 517-548-1350. Young At Heart Active Adults Group - 11:30am1:30pm. Lunch at noon ($5/person). Activities such as guest speakers, musical performances, field trips, holiday parties, movies, bingo, games and more! $7 yearly membership. Non-members welcome. Ages 50+ or those with disabilities of any age. Info: Sarah at the Springfield Oaks Parks and Recreation, DAVISBURG. 248-846-6558. Meditation / Restorative Yoga - 12:45-1:45pm. Also Tue. Class to relax meditate with supported yoga poses good for MS,fibromyalgia Donation. The Yoga Path, 1086 N Irish Rd Ste 3, DAVISON. Maria Burnash 810-919-9642. See ad page 23. Special Needs Adaptive Yoga - 4:30 pm -5:30 pm. Ages 10 to 15 attends class with caregiver. Begins July 7 thru August. $8. The Yoga Loft & SHARP Fitness, 555 S. Saginaw St, FLINT. Lois Schneider 810-232-2210. Tai Chi for Health - 6:15-7:30pm. Certified instructor with 10 years' experience. All fitness levels welcome. 8 weeks/$10 class. $8/class student/senior. Healthy Happy Whole, 317 S Elm, OWOSSO. 989720-HEAL. See ad page 29. Alzheimer’s Association Support Group - 6:308pm. 4th Thur. Open to the public, free of charge and are attended by families, caregivers, and friends of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia disorders. LAPEER Library- Margurite D. Angeli Branch. FREE. Info: Amy DeNise 810732-8500. Health Seminars - 7-8pm. Different topics each week, with Dr. Dennis Benn. Call for weekly topics.


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Zumba Fitness - 12:15-1pm. Latin-inspired fitness class for weight loss and enhanced health. All fitness levels welcome. $8 drop in, $5 drop in for students/ seniors. Healthy Happy Whole, 317 S Elm, OWOSSO SSO. 989-720-HEAL. See ad page 29. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous - 6-7:30pm. Recovery program for people who suffer from overeating, under-eating and bulimia. Based on the twelve steps of AA. Open to all. FREE. COMMERCE TWP. at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 1445 Welch Rd. Info: 866-914-3663. Colon Hydrotherapy - 6-7pm.Wth Dr. Dennis Benn. FREE. Alternative Health and Rehab Centre, 2284 S Ballenger Hwy Ste F, FLINT. RSVP 810235-5181. See ad page 17.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous 9-10:30am. Recovery program for people who suffer from overeating, under-eating and bulimia. Based on the twelve steps of AA. Open to all. FREE. WATERFORD, at Central United Methodist Church, 3882 Highland Rd. Info. 866-914-3663.

Gentle Basic Yoga - 11am-12pm. Meditation/ Yoga postures for balance strength and flexibility breatnwork $5. The Yoga Path, 1086 N Irish Rd Ste 3, DAVISON. Maria Burnash 810-919-9642. See ad page 23. Wellness Fair - 11am-6pm. 2nd Sat of every month. Readers, healers, vendors. $2. Lotus Healing Arts Center, 6015 W Pierson Rd, FLUSHING. Jamie Brandow 810-874-1759. See ad page 23.

Zumba - 12:15-1pm. Latin-inspired dance-fitness for weight loss and enhanced health. All levels welcome. $8 drop-in, $5 class cards, $4 student/ senior class cards. Healthy Happy Whole, 317 S Elm, OWOSSO. 989-720-HEAL. See ad page 29.

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Clarissa Dawn Guest, RN, Dipl. Ac 2359 W. Shiawassee, Suite E, Fenton 810-750-2004

Transform your health with Acupuncture. Start feeling better today. Specializing in insomnia, depression, pain management, infertility, painful periods, menopause, headaches and migraines. Also offering Nutrienergetics™ and Neuromodulation Technique™.

Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic Acupuncture • Massage • Nutrition Michal Kelly L. Ac., Dipl. O.M. 12272 Fenton Rd., Suite 3, Fenton 810-714-5556 •

Offering personalized natural health care that focuses on treating the root cause of the illness, not just the symptom. A safe and effective alternative for children, adults and seniors. Specializing in infertility, internal medicine and pain management.

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Free 1st Acupuncture treatment, meridian analysis testing and B12 Injection (NIH research showed improvement with acupuncture for pain relief, asthma and nausea). Medicare, B/C, Fee For Service accepted. Assistance for all Seniors and low income persons. House calls to Seniors and homebound in certain areas for medical care.


Korina St. John, Dipl.OM, L.Ac 317 S Elm, Suite 202B, Owosso Memorial Outpatient Services, Owosso • 989-720-HEAL Wi t h o v e r 1 4 y e a r s experience in Integrative Medicine, Korina offers painless acupuncture and compassionate care for all ages. Treatment plans designed to meet your specific healthcare and financial needs.

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Providing acupuncture and herbal medicine to optimize your health and wellness. Specializing in pain management, sports injuries, women's health, immune support, insomnia, and stress management.

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BeautiControl. Enjoy experienceing our in home s.p.a. including our hydrating facial, instant facelift, glam, and much more. Beauticontrol products are free of lead, parabens, sulfates, artificial dyes or fragrances.

Advanced I-ACT certified Colon Hydro therapist available 3 days/wk. Water based cleansing of large intestines and colon's impacted waste. See ad page 17.

Counseling Shanti Counseling Services Theresa Callard-Moore, ACSW 6199 Miller Rd., Ste A, Swartz Creek 810-630-0904 ext. 2

Treating the whole person: Body mind & spirit. Holistic psychotherapy services including traditional counseling, EMDR, NET, Nutritional response testing, Reiki and more.

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Pain/stress relief and more with Craniosacral therapy, aromatherapy and holistic nutrition. 11 years experience. See ad page 15.

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DR. BENN DC BA, 30 years in practice treating sports, family, chronic and non-responsive conditions. See ad page 17.

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General Dentistry, including root canals, dentures, extractions, bridges, composite (white) fillings, crowns, TMJ, N.E.T. for pain control, anxiety and more. Nutrition and ZOOM teeth whitening. See ad page 6.

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Mercury and metal-free dental materials, non surgical perio treatment, Invisalign© Orthodontics, DDS weight-loss system, cosmetic dentistry and TMJ pain diagnosis & treatment. Over 25 years of providing dental services to the community. See ad page 2.

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880 W. Dryden Rd., Metamora 810-678-3131 or 800-894-3721

We are helping "take Transfer Factor to the World." We also carry top quality herbal and nutritional supplements.

Rebekah's health & Nutrition 700 S. Main St, Ste 113 • Lapeer 810-660-8585

O rg a n i c w h o l e f o o d supplements, nutritional superfoods, detoxification, weight management and the HCG protocol. Consultations available with our knowledgeable and experienced staff. See ad page 8.

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ~ Mark Twain

integrative medicine CBM Health CarE (Non Profit) 2415 Owen Rd Bldg B • Fenton 810-391-8666

alternative health & Rehab centre, PLLC S. Ballenger Hwy, Flint • 810-235-5181

Medical Hypnotherapist Jon Tomlinson, with 90% success rate. Helping with conditions: quit smoking, weight loss, golf and much more. See ad page 17.

Mid-Michigan Hypnosis Center Hypnosis Delivers • 810-423-6541 3280 N. Elms Rd., Flushing

HYPNOSIS to achieve YOUR goals - Lose weight, stop smoking, reduce stress. Offering: VIRTUAL GASTRIC BAND, HYPNO-BAND. Private, couples, family, small group sessions. NEW CAREER? Hypnotism certification courses forming NOW.


Genesee, Lapeer & Shiawassee, MI

Lotus Healing Arts Center 6015 W Pierson Rd #3 Flushing • 810-874-1759

Free 1st Acupuncture treatment, meridian analysis testing and B12 Injection (NIH research showed improvement with acupuncture for pain relief, asthma and nausea). Medicare, B/C, Fee For Service accepted. Assistance for all Seniors and low income persons. House calls to Seniors and homebound in certain areas for medical care.

Bio-Turf, LLC • 810-348-7547

Natural wellness & Pain Relief Centers

Lawn/tree care program that offers organic-based fertilizers, Free lawn analysis. Visit

10683 S. Saginaw St., Ste B, Grand Blanc 810-694-3576 •

Comprehensive treatment options to maximize your results. Bio-identical hormones, IV nutritionals, HcG weight loss, manipulation under anesthesia, decompression therapy, exercise with oxygen therapy, and cancer therapies. See ad page 18.


Organic Lawn Care Serving Genesee, Oakland & Livingston

Weight Loss alternative health & Rehab centre, PLLC S. Ballenger Hwy, Flint • 810-235-5181

Living waters wellness center

Alternative Health & Rehab Centre, PLLC 2284 S Ballenger Hwy, Ste F, Flint 810-235-5181 •

A diagnostic, treatment and research centre with a holistic, personal approach. Acupuncture, Chiropractic, sports rehab and exercise, massage, oxygen therapy, detox and more. See ad page 17.

Exactly Esthetics & Massage 810-875-8416

ONCOLOGY CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST AND ONCOLOGY ESTHETICIAN. Advanced Practicioner, Therapuetic, Deep Tissue, Relaxation Massage, Body Treatments, Custom Facials, Waxing Expert, Eyelash Exstensions.

Medical spa Timeless Health & Beauty medical spa 810-724-0480 542 N. Cedar, Imlay City

A Holistic Approach to Health. Treating the body, mind, and soul. Offering Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki, Polarity Therapy, Quantum Touch, Readings, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Workshops. See ad page 27.

Certified Acupuncture with 8 years experience, David Birmingham. Chronic pain relief from many everyday issues without drug therapy. See ad page 17.

Julie L. Ward CMT, LE, COE


Natural/Holistic Health

A healthy body from the inside out. Bioidentical Hormone replacement, weight loss, intravenous nutritional support, vaser and smart lipo, botox, nonsurgical facelift, vericose veins and other services. See ad page 16.

Janie Jeffery, NHP, CCT 810-252-4389 •

Lose one pound a day using an FDA approved HCG formula under the supervision of an experienced & qualified practitioner with guaranteed results. Mention this ad and get $95.00 off.

Natural wellness & Pain Relief Centers

10683 S. Saginaw St., Ste B, Grand Blanc 810-694-3576 • People under Dr. Strauchman's supervised HcG protocol are losing 20-30 pounds a month and keeping it off. Mention Natural Awakenings Directory and receive $50 off your HcG Program. See ad page 18.

Autumn wins you best by this, its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. ~ Robert Browning

Yoga/ Martial Arts Korean Martial Arts Institute

935 Baldwin Rd., Lapeer 810-667-2101 •

Traditional TaeKwon-Do training for ages 5 through seniors. Adult enrichment classes in Yoga, Kick-fit and Women’s self-defense. Visit website for class schedule and offering. See ad back cover.

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A one-year individual membership for less than $36 (reg $108) (Offer valid through November 30. Must reside in East Michigan. See information for details.)

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November 2012


Tenets of TaeKwon-Do Courtesy Integrity Perseverance Self-Control Indomitable Spirit

810-667-2101 935 Baldwin Rd. Lapeer

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• Summer Camp • KMAI Olympics• • Lapeer Days • • Family Fun Days • Wee Classes (Ages 5-6 yrs.) • • Multiple Classes & Times Offered Weekly •

Come and join us! Visit for our schedule and other informtion. Classes for ages 5 thru Adult Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Korean Martial Arts Institute... is a traditional TaeKwon-Do School of Self-Defense, Since 1975. We are very family oriented and a strong teaching school.

November 2012 - Genesee/Lapeer & Shiawassee Natural Awakenings  

Living with Passion and Purpose issue. - Genesee, Lapeer & Shiawassee counties, Michigan, alternative and integrative / complementary Health...

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