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Would you describe yourself as happy? What would you say makes you truly happy? Several survey companies have conducted worldwide surveys using such criteria as income, longevity, access to health care, shopping, recreation and entertainment to create a happiness index. Employment, education, clean air are listed on several surveys. Perhaps the perception of freedom, the prevalence of religion, or even a certain climate were happiness criteria. Some analysis was no more than asking respondents if they felt happy. Depending on how the question was asked, answers were very different. Our June feature, Life Lift, is about being happy from the inside out. Finding happiness might be less about your surroundings and more about what comes from inside. It might have more to do with your perceptions, your interpretation of circumstances, or simply your point of view. There are things about your environment that you can’t change, but you can change how you see it, feel it and love it. Traveling with friends several years ago, we all stopped at an old ranch in the desert Southwest where one member of our group grew up. We listened intently as he described his life there. As he recounted stories of his youth, you could see him transforming into the child who once played in the yard and nearby hillsides. The ranch was long abandoned, but there were remains of a wooden house, yard, fence and gate in this majestically quiet place many miles outside of town. He spoke of wonderful times there with his grandparents, where he had animals, family and the outdoors. But he also mentioned how his mother, who also grew up there before him, hated that old place. She described it as a prison where she was trapped, and said she was conscious of the poverty and suffering hopelessness they endured. She saw an empty desert with nothing but bare dirt and weeds on a dilapidated cattle ranch, where the heat, wind and cold tormented endlessly. But we could see that same desert, a spectacular panorama of rich colors alive with fragrant sage and cottonwood, enclosed by canyon cliffs of glowing red rock. The blue sky and sunlight seemed to go on forever. Interesting how that one single place was both the center of happiness and misery. That ranch held meaning and memories for him, and I have places like that of my own, like the old tobacco farm of my childhood, not too far away. But one of those happy places is right here and right now, where I sit writing this letter. We all have bills to pay, troubles to consider, worries about what might be, disappointment about things hoped for and missed, or things we thought we had that slipped away. But if you ask me if I’m happy, I’ll say yes without hesitation. I remind myself how to see the colors, appreciate both the quiet and the noise, the wind and the stillness, and how to cherish the people, the animals and the nature around me. When the dogs bring me the ball, it’s time to stop work and play. Sunny days are just as beautiful as the rainy ones, and even the weeds in the garden bloom. I hope this issue of Natural Awakenings reminds you how to find your own happiness, “from the inside out,” too. Be Well,


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newsbriefs Vietnam, the Country of Spiritual Abundance CORE (Community Reconciliation) Vietnam

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e travel to Vietnam offering humanitarian gifts of love, and discover that our old wounds heal as we give,” said John Fisher, director of CORE Vietnam. “And there’s a surprise for the travelers, too, especially when learning that the Vietnamese have absolved their past to live freely in the present moment. Discovering a culture that measures the value of all human life deepens our awareness of what can be, and we realize that the trip is not to reconcile with the war, but with ourselves.” Fisher and his wife, Lindsley Field, have just returned from their fifth group journey overseas. Their trips offer opportunities for civilians and veterans to travel together to Vietnam for resolution, reconciliation, healing, humanitarian work, tourism, spiritual growth and relaxation. Yes, all of that and seemingly so much more, as one participant remarked, “This was a life-changing experience.” While Vietnam is considered a Buddhist country, people practice other disciplines, too, such as Catholicism, Cao Dai, ethnic tribal ideologies, or nothing at all. One thing everyone has in common, however, is that they all seem to live within a moral code. Many of the natives have no idea where it came from, yet they practice it as if scripture dictated behavior. More than 2,500 years ago, the Confucius philosophy illuminated several of the Southeast Asian countries, especially Vietnam. Today, the ancient culture is woven within the modern world of cell phones, motorbikes and industrialization. Battered and devastated by war, its people nevertheless release the past with their resiliency and hospitality and have much to teach Americans. Travelers with CORE soon realize that the community reconciliation is not necessarily with the Vietnamese, but perhaps the mending is within their own society. Vietnam, the Country of Spiritual Abundance, is an evening program presented on Tuesday, June 11, at 6:30 pm, and hosted by Unity Christ Church of Myrtle Beach, 1270 Surfside Industrial Park Dr, in Surfside Beach. For more info, contact John Fisher or Lindsley Field at 843-651-1086 and visit CoreVietnam.org. See ad, page 12.

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ized program especially for those without insurance. Massage at Advanced Alternative Health has a medical focus, and Scott guarantees that if he cannot improve your health and comfort, you don’t pay. The Grand Reopening Open House Party begins at 1 pm and continues until 7 pm, on Saturday, June 22, at 4620 Dick Pond Rd (544), in Myrtle Beach. Refreshments, including wine and cheese, will be served and the staff will be available to meet and chat with guests. There will be free demonstrations, free classes and drawings for prizes. For more info, contact Advanced Alternative Health at 843-650-8889 or visit Facebook: Adv Alt Health. See ad, page 25.

Shanti Yoga Teacher Training Intensives

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reregistration for teacher training intensives is open for the classes, which will take place in July (date TBD) at Shanti Yoga, in Myrtle Beach. The curriculum includes verbal cueing and alignment cues; Pranayama techniques and verbal direction; modifications for students in rehabilitation or at differing experience levels; prenatal and postpartum dos and don'ts; basic Sanskrit and names for common postures; adjustments and assists; Satsang-style chanting, Japa and mantra; and meditation. Classes will take place over three weekends, from 8 am to 5 pm, on Saturdays, and 7 am to 4 pm Sundays. This intensive is intended for teachers who would like in-depth training in traditional yoga and to teach a multileveled approach to help students achieve radiant success. Owner Dawn Yager will consider students with a minimum of two years practice and a strong interest in furthering their own personal practice technique to participate. The preregistration rate is $500, increasing to $550 in late June. Shanti Yoga is located at 3901 N Kings Hwy, Suite 20-A, in Myrtle Beach. For more info, call 843-467-5444 or visit ShantiMyrtleBeach.com. See ad, page 17.

Vinyasa Workshop with Para Yogini Katie Silcox Detox, Empower & Renew

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n 2009, Katie Silcox was named one of San Francisco's best yoga teachers under 30 by Common Ground Magazine, and is the co-creator of the first woman-only tantric yoga teacher training, 8 Drops Yoga. She is a yogini, author, inspirational teacher and mentor to a worldwide network of


vibrant, evolving seekers, and is author of the soon-to-bepublished book, Healthy Happy Sexy:Life and Soul Balance Through Ancient Ayurveda. In July, on the 19, 20 and 21st, she will present a threeday workshop, Detox, Empower & Renew, at Yoga in Common, at Market Common, Myrtle Beach. The workshop, in three separate components, offers Katie’s signature Vinyasa/ bhanda class that will clear out the old and empower your root and belly power through the dynamic flow practice, meditation and lecture. Classes are $45 per person each day, or $125 for the full weekend. Yoga in Common is located at 3062 Deville St, Market Common. For more info, call 843-839-9636 or visit YogaInCommon.com.

Aramaic Scholar and Mystic Returns to Unity

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ystic and language scholar Dale Allen Hoffman brings the words of Yeshua (Jesus) to life in the Aramaic language, in which they were first spoken, offering a living, breathing vision of many of Yeshua’s most

misunderstood teachings. Through clear interpretations in English, and with affirmative prayer, conscious breath work and vocal intonations, Hoffman shares stunning insights from ancient sources, including Aramaic, Greek, Hebrew and Coptic manuscripts, about the seemingly “miraculous” capacity of the human mind, our inherent divinity and the awakening consciousness of humanity. Saturday, June 8, from 10 am to 4 pm, Hoffman presents Still Point Shamanic Breathwork. Developed by Dr. Michael Ryce, still point is the “hovering” space, prior to individual consciousness, before the creation of all thought forms, including emotions, beliefs and identity. Participants will experience two sessions. The workshop suggested donation is $125. Hoffman will also be the guest speaker at the 11 am Sunday, June 9, service, Opening the Cosmic Heart. Afterward, from 2 to 4:30 pm, he will present The Aramaic Healing Circle with Anointing and Water Healing. The Aramaic healing circle is a profound fusion of meditation, conscious breath work, ancient Aramaic teachings, vocal intonations and practices to nurture awareness and cultivate deep release. Focus is on the release and transmutation of energies and beliefs that conceal the true nature of our inherent divinity. The love offering suggested amount is $35 to $50 per person. Unity Christ Church is located at 1270 Surfside Industrial Pk Dr, Surfside. For more info, call 843-238-8516 or visit UnityMyrtleBeach.org. For Dale Allen Hoffman info, visit DaleAllenHoffman.com. See ad, page 10.

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any of us muddle through life just trying to survive—to make enough money to pay bills and meet our obligations and responsibilities. But it is possible to live a life doing what you love while being filled with joy. Learn the secret for turning up the volume on joy and fulfillment, a secret that guarantees a passionate life. Unity Christ Church, a spiritual center for peace education, welcomes back Celeste Perez, former Unity board member, life coach and certified Passion Test facilitator. Perez is offering a seminar on Sunday, June 2, from 1to 5 pm, based on the New York Times bestseller, The Passion Test. The seminar is a guide to creating a life of your choosing, and will include discussions on the three elements necessary to make that happen. You will be challenged to identify what really inspires passion in you and how to create a world of fulfillment based on your own interests. The cost is $25. For more info and to reserve your space, call 917-267-8834 or 843-2388516 or visit UnityMyrtleBeach.org. For Celeste Perez and Passion Test info, visit FortuneAndFortitude.com. See ad, page 10.

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oga in Common relocated just a few doors away from its old space to bigger, nicer digs in Market Common, in Myrtle Beach, and will be celebrating June 2, from 2 to 5 pm, with free 45-minute yoga classes, a free NIA class, chair massage, and free incense to take home. Yoga instructors will be there to meet, and the boutique will be open to explore and shop. You will be able to register for free classes and buy a “try us out again” pass. The new studio is at 3062 Deville St. For more info, contact Yoga in Common at 843-839-9636 or visit YogaInCommon.com.

Grand Opening Eclectica in Calabash

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new shop in Calabash, just over the North Carolina border from Little River, opened May 18 at 101385 Beach Dr (Hwy 179), in the Low Country Stores parking lot. The store is located in the corner, behind pretty, old cast iron gates, with a storefront that boasts leaded glass windows, an old Victorian door and purple paint. As its name suggests, the store offers an eclectic variety of products and services, including Young Living essential oils, various wholistic products, organic soaps, crystals, Himalayan sea salt lamps, healing crystal jewelry, angel-themed and other art, greeting cards, incense and more. Eclectica also offers private therapy and reading rooms. The store owner, Julia Egan, also known as Crystal Jewels, has been dreaming of opening this very shop for more than 20 years after a near-death experience changed her life. She is a photographer, an accomplished healer and intuitive channel, certified as an Angel Therapy Practitioner®, Reiki master, CMT, and energy and crystal therapist. She also custom programs crystals for purchasers. Jewels hand designs each piece of crystal jewelry, and her photography is featured on her cards, mounted on


wood artwork and on canvas. She educates shoppers on crystal stone healing, sea salt lamps, and teaches workshops, holds healing circles, readings and healing sessions on the premises. Her crystals and jewels are made from stones she has collected from around the world over the past six years. Eclectica is open from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday, 10 to 7 Friday and Saturday. Readings and healing sessions are by appointment or by phone and Skype. For more info, call 910-508-8574 or email eclectica37@yahoo.com. See ad, page 18.

Tao Massage Therapy Now Offers Qigong Massage

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ao Massage, in Myrtle Beach, welcomes Lisa Lee, who is now offering qigong massage, which balances the flow of the body's qi energy for optimum healing. It is an ancient Chinese healing bodywork thousands of years in use. According to Chinese medicine, disease of the body occurs if the qi imbalance is permitted to continue. At Tao Massage, Lisa specifically uses Qigong massage to unblock energy meridians to help relieve neck, shoulder, lower back and joint pain, and to treat conditions such as sciatica. Owner Tina Laren says that Lisa is “the best we have ever seen, and we are getting lots of great feedback and return clients from her bodywork.” Lisa trained in China, working alongside the blind therapists, and in clinics where she helped people with various conditions. Traditional Chinese massage for healing is unlike the wellknown Swedish style offered at spas and schools throughout the US. Tao Massage offers its unique combination of traditional Eastern Chinese massage (Tui-na) with traditional Western massage techniques, for optimum healing and relaxation. Tao Massage is located in two Myrtle Beach locations, at 1220 N Kings Hwy and at 854 Jason Blvd. For more info, call 843-213-1145 or visit TaoMassageMyrtleBeach.com. See ad page 11.

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Fruits and Veggies Can Help Us Kick Butts

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he first long-term study on the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and smoking cessation offers good news: Eating more healthy produce can help smokers quit the habit and remain tobacco-free longer. Researchers from New York’s University of Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions surveyed 1,000 smokers ages 25 and over from around the country. In a 14-month follow-up, they were asked if they had abstained from tobacco use during the previous month. Those who consumed the most produce were three times more likely to have been tobacco-free for at least 30 days than those who ate the least amount of produce. Smokers with greater fruit and vegetable consumption also smoked fewer cigarettes per day, waited longer to smoke their first one and scored lower on a common test of nicotine dependence. The findings, published online in the Nicotine and Tobacco Research journal, remained consistent even when adjusted for age, gender, race, ethnicity, education and household income.

Grilled Food Might Make Us Fat

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he summer tradition of barbecuing may prompt a need for caution, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City. They have identified a common compound in grilled foods that could play a major role in the development of obesity and diabetes (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). The team, led by Helen Vlassara, a medical doctor and director of the Division of Experimental Diabetes and Aging, found that mice that were exposed on a sustained basis to the compound methylglyoxal—a type of advanced glycation end-product (AGE) produced when cooking with dry heat—developed significant abdominal weight gain, early insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Additionally, AGEs have been found to lower the body’s protective mechanisms that control inflammation. The researchers recommend that we replace frequent grilling, which uses high dry heat, with methods that rely upon lower temperatures or more moisture, such as stewing, poaching or steaming.

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Sugary Drinks Linked to Heart Disease

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Green Homes Can be a Bargain One of the most innovative, energy-efficient houses in the United States has been built in the District of Columbia’s working-class Deanwood neighborhood, which has struggled with foreclosures. The Empowerhouse, a residence that produces all of its own energy, consumes 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling than a conventional dwelling. Empowerhouse was designed using “passive house” technologies as part of the Solar Decathlon design competition, held on the National Mall in 2011. It’s the work of students at The New School, in New York City, and Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, NJ, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the DC Department of Housing and Community Development. Each duplicable unit costs a locally affordable $250,000. Bringing the community into the design process for both the house and landscape is the basis for collaboration on additional projects in the neighborhood, including a new community learning garden. The designers remark that it all plays a part in creating social sustainability, an aspect often left out of development programs.

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Recycle All Electronic Products With the average American household owning 24 electronic devices, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimates we are annually producing nearly 3 million tons of e-waste. Tube-type TVs and computer monitors contain lead, while cell phones harbor toxic mercury, cadmium, arsenic and brominated flame retardants, all of which can leach from landfills into groundwater. Alternatives include selling old phones or trading them in at a store, and buying a new phone only when necessary. For $10, Staples will recycle any brand of computer monitor, desktop and laptop computer, fax machine, printer or scanner. Dell products are accepted at no charge. The US Environmental Protection Agency offers information about local e-waste recycling and regulations regarding handling of electronic equipment at Tinyurl.com/EPAeWasteTips. For a global perspective, see the United Nations Environment Programme 2010 update at Tinyurl.com/UNeWasteReport.

Hot Stuff

New Technology Increases Solar Efficiency There is huge potential in solar power, but our current methods of capturing the sun’s energy are limited as widely used silicon solar cells approach their theoretical limit of 33.7 percent efficiency. Now a Princeton University research team has applied nanotechnology principles to incorporate a design that significantly increases their efficacy. Led by Stephen Chou, the team has made two dramatic improvements: reducing reflectivity and more effectively capturing the light that isn’t reflected. The new solar cell is much thinner and less reflective, capturing many more light waves via a minute mesh and bouncing off only about 4 percent of direct sunlight. The new design is capable of capturing a large amount of sunlight even when it’s cloudy, producing an 81 percent increase in efficiency even under indirect lighting conditions. Source: OpticsInfoBase.org.

Moon Fuel Two New Sources of Sustainable Energy

A new compound of lead telluride— a semiconductor first used in the Apollo moon landings to provide astronauts with a renewable, thermoelectric power source—can transform the heat emitted from car tailpipes and the chimneys of power stations and factories into a power source. According to the scientists engineering the innovation at Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL, as much as 15 to 20 percent of the heat currently being lost could be recovered as electricity. Another team of researchers at Utah State University, in Logan, has created a yeast biodiesel fuel that can be made using the watery waste from the mass production of cheese. One cheese plant’s daily byproduct of up to 1 million gallons of liquid cheese waste can produce 66,000 gallons of fuel.

Thanks, Dad

Norway Recognizes Fatherhood Norway’s liberal paternity leave policy places equal responsibilities on men and women, which in turn progressively redefines traditional gender roles. Pappapermisjon, or paternity leave, is often combined with a mother’s maternity leave to provide seamless childcare at home without overtaxing parents’ work life. The Norwegian government has socially engineered a society in which men and women are expected to have equal domestic and economic responsibilities. Some specifics of the country’s “fathers’ rights” philosophy include leaving the workplace by 5:30 p.m.; being able to adjust office hours around daycare drop-offs and pickups; and allowing time to organize family dinners and help with housework. Source: The Christian Science Monitor.

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WStep ALK T HIS W AY Up to Barefoot Benefits by Randy Kambic

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arefoot walking conjures images of children playing in open fields and families strolling on a beach, yet it can also embrace many other settings as part of a health and fitness routine and lifestyle of optimum wellness. As Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee attest in their new book, Barefoot Walking, “It’s not just physical; it’s soothing on an emotional and spiritual level.” In adults, many muscles in our feet may have weakened and atrophied due to disuse from wearing shoes, which substitute the support and mobility that our bodies’ lower parts were created to provide. Years of wearing tight-fitting shoes or high heels can also hamper bone density and proper

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. ~ Leonardo da Vinci alignment of each foot’s 28 bones; produce aches and pains in knees, back and neck; and constrict circulation to legs and feet, a condition compounded by desk jobs. Here are some tips in preparing to go shoeless: Work out feet. Prevention.com advises working to individually wiggle each toe; touch and rub each in its entirety; and flex and move both feet

in as many different ways as possible. This will help them better absorb and distribute weight. Then, suggest Sandler and Lee, try “grabbing” exercises for toes, picking up round objects ranging in size from golf balls to baseballs. Also practice arch lifts, calf raises and ankle rolls. Check it out. Walk around a room and note if the weight upon landing moves from the heel to the big toe right away; if so, try shifting bodyweight while walking so that the pressure proceeds from the heel to the little toe and then across to the big toe. This maximizes functioning of the entire foot and keeps the arch from collapsing inward. This subtle change helps support knees, the pelvic floor and even abdominal muscles. Fields, dirt trails and beaches are ideal sites to start walking barefoot. Repeated skin-to-ground contact also coincides with grounding, or earthing, a therapy that connects a being with Earth’s electrical field. The concept is that this allows negatively charged free electrons to enter and eliminate free radicals, the positively charged particles that may cause diseases and inflammation. When we’re in shoes, “We’re separated [from the Earth] by an inch of rubber, which is a fantastic resistor to electricity,” the co-authors point out. Because barefoot walking stimulates foot nerve endings, it’s also a form of self-reflexology, helping to lower blood pressure and anxiety while bolstering the immune system. For all these reasons, enthusiasts conjecture that it’s wise to follow in the

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natural footsteps of healers past and present who have chosen to walk this way. Sandler provides special tips on getting started for some specific groups: Children: “They haven’t had their feet weakened by wearing shoes for many years, so let them develop their own style.” Pregnant women: Start with a tiger walk technique (land with the heel barely off the ground, focusing on grabbing traction with the toes) for as much stability and fullest contact with the ground as possible. Seniors: Use a walk and roll technique (lift the forefoot up before gently landing heel first) to keep weight directly beneath the body’s center of gravity. “Some seniors are fearful of going barefoot; concerned their feet are soft and sensitive. But they find that it actually helps them regain balance, coordination and body-brain connections.” A key to expanding onto terrains like gravel and pavement while avoiding injury is to build up stronger plantar skin on the bottom of the feet, because it is “600 percent stronger than skin elsewhere and can grow even thicker, up to half an inch, but only if you use it,” according to Sandler and Lee. “Going about barefoot stimulates additional skin growth (layering) and pushes the moisture out of the skin (strengthening), which together, thicken the soles of your feet.” Other basic tips to avoid injury include: go slow, build foot strength, focus on form, learn to rest, inspect feet daily for potential nicks or scratches and see a physician if in doubt about anything. “Once you’re aware of your surroundings and have toughened up your feet, you’ll avoid most sharp objects and be relatively shielded from the rest,” advise Sandler and Lee, who see the activity as a big step toward greater overall health awareness. “You’ll learn more about your body… what’s right and what’s not, what’s working and what can be improved.” Randy Kambic, in Estero, FL, is a freelance writer and editor who regularly contributes to Natural Awakenings.

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inspiration

Parents should consider various points of view and develop contingency plans.

Return to Childhood

Rearing kids presents the opportunity to reread favorite childhood books and disappear back into imaginative worlds.

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A.A. Milne (author of the Winnie the Pooh books) and J.K. Rowling (of Harry Potter fame) first wrote for their kids. We may also be inspired to play an instrument or take up an art form learned as a child while encouraging our children in their music or art lessons.

Reordering Priorities

The Fatherhood Factor

How Raising Children Changes Men by Armin Brott

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ecoming a father is one of the most defining benchmarks in a man’s life. In their research, University of California-Berkeley Psychology Professors Phil Cowan, PhD, and Carolyn Cowan, PhD, found that when asked how important each aspect of life felt over a two-year study period, childless men surveyed showed a significant increase in the “partner/lover” aspect. But young fathers squeezed that facet into a smaller life space to accommodate the significant increase in the “parent” element. Here are a few highlights from what relevant studies by Oregon State University, in Corvallis, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Switzerland’s University of Zurich say about how fatherhood changes men.

Confidence and Pride

Having a close relationship with our child helps build mutual confidence and self-esteem. Turning a child’s tears

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into laughter and feeling proud when he does well confirms that we’re on our way to being a successful father. Albeit briefly, a child may even share our tastes in culture, entertainment and other areas before mapping his or her own individuality, but some common attitudes and interests will remain.

Patience and Humor

When something goes wrong, we can take it seriously and try to change things, or roll with it and laugh. Doing the latter can increase compassion for our own and others’ mistakes.

Flexible Thinking

Early on, it may be nearly impossible to differentiate the needs of our child and partner from our own. In reality, needs are to varying degrees in opposition, thus imposing frustrations and sorrows and forcing mutual adaptation, according to the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry think tank.

Raising kids produces a heightened awareness of others’ perspectives, reports University of Delaware researcher Rob Palkovitz, PhD. Many guys admit that they were somewhat selfish and self-centered before having kids, because having people depend on you and putting their needs before yours doesn’t come naturally. (Palkovitz notes that marriage alone doesn’t trigger this realization.)

Changing Values

Becoming a father prompts a hard look at one’s fundamental beliefs and values. Our view of what seemed harmless when we were younger, like not caring about money or possessions and potentially harmful lifestyle choices, changes completely when there’s a family to support. We see the world differently. Our health and well-being are no longer just personal concerns; they’re integral to our family. Interestingly, more mature new fathers—having had more time to hone their philosophy of life—report less of a need for fresh soul-searching than younger fathers. Superdad Armin Brott has been building better fathers for a decade through his blog, bestselling books and American Forces Network radio show. Learn more at MrDad.com and Tinyurl.com/MrDadApp.

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LIFE LIFT Being Happy from the Inside Out by Judith Fertig

An age-old question rides a new wave of bestseller lists, university research and governmental soul-searching. The answers to “What are the secrets of a happy life?” might surprise us.

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appiness is the only true measure of personal success,” advises Geoffrey James, of Hollis, NH, author of How to Say It: Business to Business Selling. His work confirms that the rollercoaster world of business does not always promote a sense of well-being. James believes, “The big enemy of happiness is worry, which comes from focusing on events that are outside your control.” For him, something as simple as a good night’s sleep contributes to personal happiness. Each of us has certain things that help make us feel positive, and they often come in small moments, advises Ed Diener, PhD, a psychology professor at the University of Illinois and author of Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth. Based on 25 years of research into the subject, he’s a recognized expert in what he calls “subjective well-being.” In a recent six-part BBC series on

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happiness, Diener told viewers: “It may sound silly, but we ask people, ‘How happy are you, on a scale of one to 10?’ The interesting thing is that it produces real answers that are valid—not perfect, but valid—and they predict all sorts of real things in their lives.”

Getting to Happy

The moment-to-moment path to happiness follows a trail blazed by paradox. A recent University of Missouri College of Business study by Marsha Richins, PhD, suggests that happiness is in the wanting, not the getting. As noted Positive Psychologist Martin Seligman, PhD, remarks, “Focusing solely on happiness as a foundation of a good life,” won’t get you there. Gretchen Rubin, the New York City-based author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, further finds that “happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy.” Trying each day to be emotionally centered, affable,

kind, conscientious, generous, patient, principled, accomplished, spiritual and true to yourself—the kind of person who should be happy and who makes other people happy—can be tough. Widespread economic and associated financial challenges have made many question whether money can buy happiness, a common core assumption of the “happiness starts on the outside” approach. Apparently, money can sometimes buy feelings of well-being, but only to a certain degree, according to researchers Angus Deaton and Daniel Kahneman, at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. In 2010, they surveyed 450,000 randomly chosen residents across the country via daily questionnaires. The study revealed that “low income exacerbates the emotional pain associated with such misfortunes as divorce, ill health and being alone.” Yet they also discovered that “high income buys life satisfaction, but not happiness,” and there is no further progress in happiness beyond an annual income of $75,000 (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). On the other side of the world, in the tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan, where 70 percent of its 717,000 citizens are subsistence farmers and an annual income of $75,000 would be considered a fortune, people say they are generally happy, partly due to the nation’s “happiness starts on the inside” philosophy. Since 1971, Bhutan has been operating based on a gross domestic happiness (GDH) value system. Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley explains that the country has focused on growing both materially and spiritually, and citizen well-being has taken precedence over economic growth. For decades, this was deemed an oddity by many in the West, although now it appears prescient. “It’s easy to mine the land and fish the seas and get rich,” says Thakur Singh Powdyel, Bhutan’s minister of education. “Yet we believe you cannot have a prosperous nation in the long run that does not conserve its natural environment or take care of the well-being of its people, which is being borne out by what

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If I become happy and it makes you happy, it is like tipping the first domino so the next one falls and that happiness spreads. ~ James Fowler, economic behaviorist, University of California-San Diego Increasing meaning in our lives, says Seligman, can be a challenge for Westerners. “We have threadbare spiritual and relationship furniture. We have too much ‘I’ and not enough ‘we,’” he says. But getting involved in something that increases the “we” factor will help make us happier.

Nurturing Signature Strengths

is happening to the outside world.” The country measures its success in maintaining GDH by conducting regular surveys of the population. The reigning official definition of happiness involves peace, contentment and living in harmony with all creation. Seligman, author of Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being, has become a believer in GDH. “How can you measure well-being in a person, a family, a country or globally?” he queries. Research by Seligman and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, points to four basic elements: positive emotion, relationships, meaning in life and accomplishment, or PERMA. Seligman says there are proven ways to improve each element. For positive emotion, writing down three “blessings,” or things that went well that day, can increase our feelings of gratitude and well-being. For relationships, actively listening and being present for a loved one and having that attention returned can strengthen those bonds. 16

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Self-surveys at AuthenticHappiness. com can help us identify our strengths and realize what we’re especially good at—and we increase our feelings of accomplishment by doing more of them. “You can even figure out how to do the task you like least by using your signature strength,” Seligman advises. He shares an example of a grocery store cashier who disliked bagging groceries, but was exceptional at social interaction. She made herself happier by chatting with her customers while she packed their selections. Lara Blair, a portrait photographer in Camas, WA, believes in celebrating strengths. “If making things is what you love, give it the space in your brain, home and life that it deserves.” Blair’s seminars and retreats help people tap ways to increase feelings of creativity, accomplishment and meaning. “If you nurture it and believe that growing this beautiful thing is worth the effort, the rewards will be more than you ever dreamed,” she says. When, as a happily married lawyer with children, Rubin thought her life was missing something vital, she used her love for reading and writing to explore that wistful, “What if?” She started researching subjective happiness via Marcus Aurelius, Samuel Johnson,

Benjamin Franklin and St. Thérèse de Lisieux, whom Rubin refers to as her “spiritual master.” She decided to test-drive her findings at HappinessProject.com and began blogging about new ways of thinking and behaving that were bringing her and her readers greater self-realization and contentment. “A great place to start is with your own body,” she counsels. “Are you getting enough sleep? Are you getting good food to eat? When you take care of those very basic things, you feel energized, and then you can start moving to address other issues.”

Sustaining Happiness

Once we’ve upped our happiness quotient, it can still be difficult to stay at that level, says Kennon Sheldon, professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri, in Columbia. In a recent study conducted with researchers at the University of California-Riverside, Sheldon and his colleagues found that by both recognizing that the desire for “more” and “better” in our lives won’t stop and also appreciating what we have, we’ll stay happy. It’s equally vital to continually keep things fresh, with positive new experiences at home, work, play and exercise, as well as in relationships. In other words, sustained happiness takes a little work. “Just before going to bed,” suggests James, “write down at least one wonderful thing that happened that day. It may be anything from making a child laugh to a big sale. Whatever it is, be grateful for the present day, because it will never come again.” The benefits of individual wellbeing radiate to those around us, notes Seligman. “When individuals are flourishing, they are more productive at work, physically healthier and at peace.” He believes that as we find ways to increase positive emotion, relationships, meaning in life and individual accomplishment, it’s possible for life on Earth to flourish. Judith Fertig is a regular contributor to Natural Awakenings.


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DOG SPORTS People & Pets Play Well Together by Sandra Murphy

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ith most exercise programs, while his person works out, a dog stays home alone, counting squirrels outside the window and wishing Animal Planet wasn’t a rerun. How about bringing some of that exercise home so the pet gets fit, too? John E. Mayer, PhD, a Chicago clinical psychologist and author of Family Fit, maintains that “fitness works best as a group event, including the family dog. They love to participate in many things, so be creative. Try swimming, touch football, jumping rope, rollerblading, tag or hide-and-seek.” Diane Tegethoff Meadows and Susan Riches, PhD, each accepted a challenge to exercise with their dogs 30 minutes a day for 30 days. “I walk my three Scotties every morning anyway, so adding minutes was easy,” says Meadows, a retired senior paralegal in Bulverde, TX. “One of them is in charge of choosing the route, and we seldom go the same way two days in a row.” Riches, a retired Fort Lewis College

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professor and archaeologist, in Durango, CO, doesn’t let inclement weather interfere. “Inside, we play fetch up and down the stairs,” she says. “I hide treats for tracking games of ‘find it.’” The dogs also like to jump through hoops. “The Scottie and Westie go at it for 30 minutes; the Maltese stops after 15.” Jeff Lutton, a Dogtopia dog daycare/boarding franchisee in Alexandria, VA, conducts a popular running club. “On Sunday mornings we have about

15 people that run with their dogs. My golden retriever used to run six miles, but since she’s 9 now, we’ve cut back to three.” “Treibball [TRY-ball] is herding without sheep, soccer without feet,” explains Dianna L. Stearns, president of the American Treibball Association, based in Northglenn, CO. “All you need is Pilates balls, a target stick for pointing, a signal clicker and treats. It’s a fun, problem-solving game for all involved.” The idea is for the dog to direct rubber balls into a goal with its nose, shoulder and/or paws—eventually, as many as eight balls in 10 minutes. Treibball can be played in group classes or competitions or at home using a kiddie soccer goal. Another exercise option is to turn the backyard into an obstacle course for the dog, kids and adults. Use a clicker to signal the next move. Four

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or five hula hoops spaced a bit apart provide a pattern for a sit/stay game as the dog moves into each one on command. A thin wooden dowel across two boxes and anchored to a stick-on photo hook on either end provides a hurdle. A child’s oversized plastic golf club hits a tennis or plastic ball just far enough for the dog to retrieve. For a doggie triathlon, add more elements, such as yard races between dogs and children on their tricycles or scooters down a straight path, with everyone cooling off in a hard-plastic swimming pool as part of the event. For dogs that are older or have mobility issues, some stretching before or even after exercise is suggested. “Doga [dog yoga] has become a daily ritual with my 11-year-old golden retriever since the onset of arthritis in her hips and back. Besides keeping her joints limber, it’s good one-onone time for us,” says latchkey dog expert Eileen Proctor, in Castle Rock, CO.

“Whenever she wants to stretch, she will come up and gently paw me,” relates Proctor. “Her favorite is the upward dog pose. Before practicing doga, this dear one had trouble getting to her feet, and then was lame for a minute. Now she is able to get up and move about immediately.” When exercising with pets, always keep plenty of water handy, start slow and watch out for how the weather or workout affects the participants. Scientists have changed from saying it takes 21 days to form a new habit to admitting it may take up to three times that long. That might be true for people, but try explaining it to the dog standing at the back door on day two—he’s ready to do it again. Sandra Murphy is a regular contributor to Natural Awakenings.

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Success with Hypnosis to

QUIT SMOKING with Mike Oglesbee and Maximized Mind

by Jacqueline Boyce

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he day my mother was diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and we were sitting in the doctor’s office, I saw Mike’s ad,” said Shari Gibson. “I told my mother we had to sign up for it, and we did that week.” Shari had also just gone through extensive treatment at MUSC, in Charleston, for cancer of her throat, neck and head, a condition most likely brought on from her 37 years of smoking and from working as a hair dresser exposed to the chemicals of the profession. They signed up for his group session for smoking cessation with hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming. After one session, Shari’s mother, Helen Wack, who’d been a smoker for 50-plus years, never smoked again. And she walked out of Mike’s office without the smoker’s cough that had plagued her morning, noon and night. The amazing thing is that Helen went into an almost sleep state during the session and didn’t recall hearing any of it. She had to be woken up afterward. And she never even needed to listen to the recordings that Mike sent home with them. Shari also quit, but started smoking again two months later when she encountered an unexpected trigger. She is used to smoking with her friends who all smoke when they hang out to-

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gether. Mike says that when she comes back in for a follow-up session, they can treat for that trigger and she’ll be ok again. Shari’s husband also came in and quit smoking after one session seven weeks ago. He used to smoke a pack and a half a day. He’s not even tempted to smoke again, and has had no withdrawal symptoms, as is the case with most of Mike’s clients. Although Shari has “fallen off the wagon,” she has gone from smoking two packs a day to 10 cigarettes a day, and says Mike always suggests picking up a different brand if you should relapse. She does listen to the recordings before she hangs out with her mother. This way she can go several hours without smoking, so that she does not tempt her mother through association, since they are used to smoking together. Mike says that smoking is not an addiction, as people believe, but a habit, evoked by triggers or associations. For some people that means lighting up after a meal, when they go out on the porch, are in their car, or anytime they are feeling stressed. It is

usually certain times and places for each individual. When someone comes into his office, Mike has him or her fill out a questionnaire. Some of the questions are why he or she started smoking, what he or she likes about it, how does he or she feel about quitting, and the reasons why he or she wants to quit. He says that a lot of people think they smoke to relieve stress. He explains to them that, on the contrary, smoking creates stress for the body, restricting blood vessels, and has other harmful effects. His powerful smoking-cessation program uses a combination of hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming. He says that it has a 95 percent success rate, while acupuncture is much lower; nicotine patches are even less successful, followed by quitting cold turkey.

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He himself quit cold turkey about eight or nine years ago after being a smoker for 13 years. He takes it up again periodically just to remind himself of what the withdrawal symptoms can feel like. He says, “I want to know firsthand what’s hard about it.” In a session, after his client fills out a questionnaire, he discusses with him or her how to change his or her associations. He creates both a recorded sleep learning program (subliminal with ocean waves in the background) to be played every night and a hypnosis CD to play daily for 30 days, since it can take 21 days to break or change a habit. He teaches his clients how to do it on a conscious level for 100 percent results, while also working with the subconscious mind through hypnosis. He says that the subconscious mind is like a 5-year-old who needs training. It’s also about changing selfimage. If you see yourself as a smoker, then that’s what you do. So one step is to help his clients give up that identity. He points out that the person has to want to quit smoking for it to be successful. He also regresses the body back to a healthy state at the end of the hypnosis session, to the state of health that the client had before he or she took up smoking—from a black-charred state of the lungs to pink lungs, to no mucous and cough, and healthy skin. He says this cleans the nicotine out of the cells. The subconscious mind has 20

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the power to transform the body. This is how Helen could leave his office after one session and never smoke again. And even Shari said that everyone kept commenting on how good her skin looked. People can do a group session or a private one. He offers a stick-with-it guarantee, since he is committed to his clients’ success. With a private session, he offers free follow-ups for up to a year if needed, and a free recording to listen to. And he offers free support and coaching on the phone. He adds, “Sometimes people call me after a rough day and I talk them through it.” Plus with a private session, the hypnosis is custom-tailored around the client’s triggers. Group sessions also have a guarantee. The client can return to as many group sessions as needed for free for up to a year. Both Shari and Helen were full of testimonials for Mike. “There is something about this man. He has a way about him,” said Shari. “He has no judgment about me for being a smoker or for going back to smoking. I feel that he has a genuine concern. He’ll do whatever he can for me. I feel that he has an absolute commitment to me.” Helen said, “I do believe he cares about your success and about you later.” Shari pointed out that the money saved by not smoking for one month had paid for the session. Helen said her husband, reflecting on the total dollar savings from not smoking, said, “Here is the car payment.” Shari said that her doctor keeps Mike’s ad in his office, as he’s so impressed with both Helen and Shari’s success. He hopes it will help his other patients. Mike, who was first an electrician and then a country and rock singer, has found his niche with hypnotherapy. He has successfully treated other conditions with hypnosis with his program, “Maximized Mind,” although he never tells anyone to stop seeing their doctor. He has treated overeating, anxiety and depression, and other health conditions, with success, although he never tries to replace anyone’s doctor. He’s even done a hypnosis version of gastric bypass very effectively. He says that it is much less traumatic than the ones

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with surgery, where the patients usually need a lot of counseling. Unlike the surgery, they are reversible once they’ve served their purpose. One lady lost 17 pounds in three weeks from doing the program. He had a client who was paralyzed from the waist down. Her spine was being choked, or squeezed, by her muscles and tissues. When she came in she only had feeling in one toe. He said during the session, he could see her muscles in her legs starting to twitch and movement in her lower body. He said that she only needed one session. After that, it was up to her physical therapist to work with her. Mike's wife was healed from kidney failure, and her kidneys started to regenerate after he worked with her. He was intuitively led to install a self-healing system in her to heal her kidneys. Another woman had had a problem for 27 years with interstitial cystitis, leading to frequent and painful urination. It was supposedly incurable. The pain and frequency of urination was greatly relieved and reduced within two weeks after one long-distance session. As Mike said, there is no limit to what the mind can do and the power of the mind over the body. That’s why he calls his work “Maximized Mind.” For more info, contact Mike Oglesbee, in Myrtle Beach, at 843-957-6926 or visit Maximizedmind.com. See ad, page 8.


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Fresh on the Grill Kale, Potato and Chorizo Pizza

Grow, Pick, Grill Making the Most of Summer’s Bounty by Claire O’Neil

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n outdoor spaces from Cape Cod, MA, to Arch Cape, OR, produce is growing and grill embers are glowing. Growing a garden and grilling its bounty have never been more popular. For the first time since 1944, when 20 million “Victory” gardeners produced 44 percent of the fresh vegetables in the United States, food gardening is outdistancing flower gardening. In its latest survey of garden retailers, the National Gardening Association found that consumers’ spending for growing their own food hit $2.7 billion, versus $2.1 billion for flowers. Barbecuing grill chefs are expanding their repertoire beyond grass-fed burgers and steaks. More vegetables and fruit are being grilled now than in the past, according to the latest annual survey by leading grill manufacturer Weber. This all makes sense to Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, co-authors of The Gardener & the Grill. They’ve observed that when the bounty of the garden meets the sizzle of the grill, delicious things happen. “Natural sugars in vegetables and fruits caramelize,” says Adler.

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“Essential oils in fresh herbs become more aromatic. The colors of fruits and vegetables stay more vivid when grilled, rather than when cooked any other way.” “Grilling gives even familiar foods an exciting new makeover,” notes Fertig. For example, by cutting a head of cabbage into quarters, brushing each cut side with olive oil and then grilling and chopping, the backyard chef infuses a grill flavor into a favorite coleslaw. Flatbreads, patted out from prepared whole-grain or gluten-free pizza dough, can be brushed with olive oil, grilled on both sides and then topped with flavorful garden goodies. Simple fruits like peaches and plums—simply sliced in half, pitted and grilled—yield fresh taste sensations, especially cradling a scoop of frozen yogurt. A quick foray to the garden or farmers’ market can provide just the right colorful, flavorful edge to any summer barbecue. Claire O’Neil is a freelance writer in Kansas City, MO.

Kale, Potato and Chorizo Pizza. photo by Steve Legato

Hearty but not heavy, this pizza takes kale (or alternatively, Swiss chard or collard greens) and onions from the garden, and then adds vegetarian chorizo to accent. Yields 4 servings 1 pound fresh whole grain or gluten-free pizza dough ¼ cup whole grain or gluten-free flour for sprinkling 4 new potatoes, cooked and thinly sliced 8 kale leaves Olive oil, for brushing and drizzling Grapeseed oil for brushing the grill rack 8 oz cooked and crumbled vegetarian chorizo (Portuguese or other spicy sausage optional) ½ cup chopped green onion (white and light green parts) Coarse freshly ground black pepper Prepare a hot fire on one side of the grill for indirect cooking. Oil a perforated grill rack with grapeseed oil and place over direct heat. Divide the dough into four equal parts. Sprinkle with whole grain or glutenfree flour and press or roll each piece into an 8-inch circle. Sprinkle flour of choice on two large baking sheets and place two rounds of dough on each sheet. Brush the potatoes with olive oil, place on the perforated grill rack and grill for 15 minutes, turning often, or until tender before topping the pizza. Brush the kale with olive oil. Grill leaves for 1 minute on each side or until slightly charred and softened. Quickly trim off the bottom of the stalk and strip the leaves from the stems. Finely chop the leaves and set aside. Brush one side of each pizza with olive oil and place, oiled side down, on the direct heat side of the grill grate. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes or until the dough

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starts to bubble. Brush the top side with olive oil and flip each pizza round, using tongs, onto a baking sheet. Quickly brush pizza rounds with additional olive oil, and then spoon on one-fourth of the sliced potato and grilled kale. Sprinkle toppings of sausage and green onion. Drizzle a bit more overall olive oil and season with pepper.

Handy Garden-to-Grill Gadgets n Long-handled grill tongs and a spatula help the cook handle foods on the grill like a pro. n Barbecue mitts protect hands and arms from the heat. n A perforated grill rack, akin to a cookie sheet with holes, placed directly on the grill grates, keeps smaller vegetables and tender fish fillets from falling through. n A grill wok is perfect for stir-grilling foods outdoors, a complement to indoor stir-frying. n A sturdy, stiff, grill brush makes short work of cleaning the grill grates after each use. 22

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Using a grill spatula, place each pizza on the indirect side of the fire. Cover and grill for 4 to 5 minutes or until the kale has slightly wilted and the topping is hot. Serve hot.

Baja Fish Tacos

Fresh fish tacos with a twist are a healthy treat. Tip: Assemble the raw slaw ingredients before grilling the cabbage, which cooks simultaneously with the fish. Yields 4 servings Grilled Napa Cabbage Slaw Taco Topping 1 large head Napa cabbage, cut in half lengthwise Grapeseed oil, for brushing 1 cup assorted baby greens, such as spinach, oak leaf lettuce or Boston lettuce 8 green onions, chopped (white and green parts) ¼ cup tarragon vinegar ¼ cup sour cream ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice ½ tsp fine kosher or sea salt Baja Fish 1½ lbs mahi mahi, catfish, halibut or other mild, non-farmed, white fish (about ¾-inch thick) ¼ cup blackened seasoning or other barbecue spice mixture 8 whole-wheat flour tortillas, for serving 8 lemon wedges, for serving 1½ cups of a favorite salsa, for serving Prepare a hot fire in the grill. Brush the cut sides of the Napa cabbage halves with oil. Coat the fish fillets

with the blackened seasoning or other selected spice mix. Grill the cabbage, cut-side down, directly over the fire for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cabbage shows good grill marks, then remove from heat. Grill the “flesh,” or cut side, of fish fillets first (not the skin side, which is darker because it is more delicate) directly over the fire for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the fish only once, and finish cooking with the skin side against the grate another 3 to 4 minutes, for 10 total minutes per inch of thickness (most fish fillets are about ¾-inch thick). Note: The skin side is last because it has more connective tissue and holds together better on the grill. Finish assembling the slaw. Thinly slice the grilled cabbage and place in a large bowl. Stir in the greens and green onions. Having earlier combined and mixed the vinegar, sour cream, lemon juice and salt for the slaw dressing in a small bowl, now pour it over the greens mixture. Toss to blend. Assemble the tacos by placing some of the grilled fish on each tortilla. Top each with about one-third cup of the slaw and roll up, soft taco-style. Serve with a lemon wedge and a small ramekin of salsa.


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Grilled Peaches with Lemon Balm Gremolata

This recipe is simple, yet full of flavor. A traditional gremolata condiment includes parsley, lemon zest and garlic, but this sweeter version finds deliciousness in fruit. Using a microplane grater culls the flavorful yellow part of the lemon rind without the bitter white pith. Chopping the herbs with the lemon zest make the flavors blend together better.

You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails to always reach your destination. ~Jimmy Dean

Yields 4 servings ¼ cup packed lemon balm leaves or 1 Tbsp packed mint leaves ½ tsp lemon zest Pinch kosher or sea salt 4 peaches, halved and pitted Prepare a medium-hot fire in the grill. Chop the lemon balm or mint and lemon zest together until very fine. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the leaves and chop again. Set aside in a small bowl. Place the peach halves cut-side down on the grill. Grill 4 to 6 minutes, turning once, until they are tender and slightly blistered. To serve, place two peach halves in each guest’s bowl and sprinkle the lemon balm gremolata over all of them. Source: Recipes adapted from The Gardener & the Grill.

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JUNE 1-31 Time for Myself Dr. Hauschka Treatment & Massage w/Amanda Powell Wooten. Discounted 90 minute Summer Facial plus 30 minute neck, shoulder and back massage. For appt, call Elements Day Space, 843-839-2762. At Inlet Yoga, 637 D Bellamy Ave, Murrells Inlet InletYogaStudio.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 Waccamaw River Blue Trail Paddle w/Christine Ellis, Riverkeeper®−8:30am-1pm. Meet under the Main St bridge by Conway Kayak Company. Celebrate National Trails Day and the National Water Trail. Launch by 9am and paddle downstream to Cox Ferry Lake. Stretch your legs, enjoy light refreshments and snacks under the pavilion before returning. 843-349-4007, WinyahRivers.org. Purposeful Vinyasa: Manifesting Greatness on Your Mat & Off w/Kelly Kostecki−9am-Noon. Visiting instructor, owner of Om On Yoga in Richmond, VA, looks at the practice from the angle of effort and ease. Helps students find integrity and proper alignment in each pose, and then find freedom and purpose. $25. Yoga in Common, 3062 Deville St, Market Common, 843-839-9636, YogaInCommon.com. Metaphysical Matinee–The Shift –Starring Wayne Dyer−1pm-3pm. In this film, Dr. Wayne Dyer explores the spiritual journey from ambition to meaning. The powerful shift from the ego constructs we are taught early in life which promote an emphasis on achievement and accumulation, are shown in contrast to a life of meaning, focused on serving and giving back. Through three intertwined stories this film inspires, teaches us how to create a life of meaning and purpose. $1. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2 Ladies Day Out - Mini Retreat w/ Kristi Thompson–Certified Heal Your Life® instructor−10am3pm. An amazing mini-retreat. Self-care is critical

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to your well-being. A relaxing, fun filled day full of tips that you can take home and easily incorporate into your daily life. Includes meditations, easy crafts, self-discovery exercises, laughter, love and more. Supplies provided. Bring a lunch. Preregistration is req. $40. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org. Passion and Purpose w/Celeste Perez, Certified Passion Test Facilitator, Life Coach−1:30-5:30pm. Explore the three elements that are necessary to create anything you choose to have in your life to being able to live a passionate life, Create greater peace, joy, and love. Suggested donation: $25. FortuneAndFortitude.com, Unity, 1270 Surfside Ind Pk Dr, Surfside. 843-238-8516, UnityMyrtleBeach.org. Grand Re-Opening of Yoga in Common−25pm. Celebrate new YIC location in The Market Common, 3062 Deville St, just down the sidewalk from the old studio. Free 45-minute yoga classes, a free NIA class, chair massage, and free incense to take home. Meet teachers and explore boutique. Register for free classes and buy a "try us out again" pass. Open to everyone. Yoga in Common, 3062 Deville St, Market Common, 843-839-9636, YogaInCommon.com. Angel Light Initiation w/Rev Cathy Cartisano Andrews−3:30-5:30pm. Angel Light Healing will balance, purify, and integrate your energy centers, open and align all your physical and etheric bodies with the Angelic Realms. Eat before attending; Wear all white or bring white sheet; bring 2 pillows, a blanket, and bottled water. Registration req. Love donations. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 Smoking Cessation Hypnosis Seminar w/Mike Oglesbee, Advanced Hypnotist−6-7pm. Become a non-smoker for good this year, utilizing hypnosis and re-association. When applied properly, produces an extremely high success rate. Will teach and reprogram you to live life as a non smoker in

an easy and natural way without harsh withdrawals that quitting smoking can create. $85/person, limited to 15 seats. Pre register at 843-957-6926 or Mike@maximizedmind.com. 196C Stonebridge Dr. Myrtle Beach. MaximizedMind.com. Unity Healing & Prayer Service w/Olivia Rose−6:30-7:30pm. Meditation, prayer, hands-onhealing. Love offering. Unity Peace Chapel, Unity Christ Church of MB, 1270 Surfside Industrial Park Dr, Surfside, 843 238-8516,UnityMyrtleBeach.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 Change Your Thoughts–Lose the Weight w/ Kristi Thompson, Certified Heal Your Life® instructor−10am-Noon. Most health programs focus only on behavioral choices and fail. Learn skills you really need for achieving and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Materials provided. Registration req. $20. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-4216717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org. Still Point Shamanic Breathwork w/Dale Allen Hoffman, Aramaic Scholar & Mystic−10am-4pm. Developed by Dr. Michael Ryce, WhyAgain.com, Still Point Breathwork is a profound healing tool, the “hovering” space, prior to individual consciousness, before the creation of all thought forms including emotions, feelings, ideas, beliefs and identity. Experience two Still Point sessions, one facilitated by a partner and one session as facilitator. Love Offering. 843-238-8516, Unity, 1270 Surfside Ind Pk Dr, Surfside Info, UnityMyrtleBeach.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 Opening the Cosmic Heart w/Guest Speaker Dale Allen Hoffman, Aramaic Bible Teacher and Mystic−11am Unity Service. Afternoon workshop: The Aramaic Healing Circle with Anointing and Water Healing Ceremony−2-4:30pm. A profound fusion of meditation, conscious breath work, ancient Aramaic teachings, vocal intonations and practices to nurture awareness and cultivate deep release. Focus is on the release and transmutation of energies and beliefs. Water Healing Ceremony


is a powerful opportunity to release anything that is blocking the natural expression of our true Light Love. Offering suggested $35 to $50. 843-2388516, Unity, 1270 Surfside Ind Pk Dr, Surfside Info, UnityMyrtleBeach.org. How to Use a Dowsing Pendulum w/Rev Cathy Cartisano Andrews−1-3pm. Receive your personal number from Archangel Michael to work with dowsing charts & more; learn how to balance your own chakras daily with a pendulum; learn about human life force & universal life force energy; and learn about your dimension. Purchase a pendulum prior to class, a selection is available at Life In Balance. Registration req. $25. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org. Meet the Goddesses w/Rev Cathy Cartisano Andrews−3pm-5pm. Understanding Goddess types offers a woman awareness of herself, her relationship to her lover, partner, her way of parenting her children, her inner promptings in her creativity and self-expression. Explore Classical Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Celtic Goddesses, learn about the archetype represented by these Goddesses and how they apply to modern times. Registration req. $25. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org.

JUNE 10-26 Kids Yoga w/Elise Angell−Noon-1pm. Kids ages 6-12, 3 wk session, Mon & Wed. In these workshops, children learn the practice of yoga in a fun, creative way with Horry Co School Teacher. $60 each session. Shanti Yoga, 38th Ave N, North Kings Hwy, MB. 843-467-5444, ShantiMyrtleBeach.com.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 11 Vietnam – The Country of Spiritual Abundance w/John Fisher & Lindsley Field−6:30pm. Discovering a culture that measures the value of all human life deepens our awareness of what can be and we realize that the trip is not to reconcile with the War, but with ourselves. CORE Vietnam presents an evening program hosted by the Unity of MB, 1270 Surfside Industrial Park Dr Surfside Beach. John or Lindsley, 843-651-1086, COREVietnam.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 Reiki & Restorative Yoga Class w/Carrie Chapman, Reiki Master, 200RYT−10:45am-12:45pm. Reiki & Restorative class. Two healing opportunities in one rejuvenating experience, no experience needed. $30 preregistered or $35 at the door. Yoga DiVita, 4340 Big Barn Dr. #108 Little River., 843283-2827, dmdivita@yogadivita.com, YogaDivita. com. Discover Your Body’s Inner Health w/Inlet Nutrition−11:30am-12:30pm. Munch & Learn free monthly workshop including lunch. Sharing info about Inlet Nutrition’s latest diagnostic tool to help you calculate weight, body fat %, total body water %, muscle mass, physique rating, BMR/DCI, metabolic age, bone mass, and visceral fat. Free prizes and samples. Must register. Can schedule free lunch event at your office location for staff. Inlet Nutrition, 3556B Old Kings Hwy, Murrells Inlet. Linda, 843-424-9586. Past Life Regression Hypnosis Seminar w/Mike Oglesbee−6-7:30pm. Whether you are looking to explore your past lives for fun, curiosity, or to enhance your life by tapping into hidden poten-

tials that are lurking within, Mike will guide you through a deep state of hypnosis allowing you to successfully explore many different lives that you have lived. 196C Stonebridge Dr. MB. $50, only 15 seats avail. Pre-register at 843-957-6926. MaximizedMind.com. Law of Attraction Monthly Meetup−7-9pm. Featured speaker: Stephanie Campione, Numerologist & Career and Relationship Coach, presenting an encore presentation and new info. Will explain the meaning of Numerology and the system she uses to calculate, will discuss the importance of knowing your numbers and the meaning of 9 year cycles, and will teach how to calculate personal year, life path, and attitude numbers and the difference of each. Extensive Q & A session. $1. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 Monthly Psychic Fair−10am-4pm. Mediums, Psychics, Medical Intuitives, Tarot Cards, Angel Cards, Numerology, Past Life Readings, Spirit Guide Readings, Aura Photography, Reflexology, Reiki & more. Door prizes. Free admission. Check out the expanded Metaphysical Bookstore, with 15% off everything on Fair Day. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 The Power Mantras & Chanting w/Galina Ross, Sacred Heart Healer/Teacher, IHAI−6-8pm. Mantra chanting is called the “sound yoga” and “energy acupuncture”, that can lift the believer towards the higher self. Feel like a complete being, mentally

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and physically. Experience the power and bliss of chanting mantras, & how you can use chanting to improve your balance. $25. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org.

practice every day. Create an energy connection with our Soul Mates, and more. $25, pre-registration req. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org.

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Summer Sol in a Moving Mala of 108 Sun Salutations w/Colleen Kirkpatrick−RYT 6-8pm. A guided meditation and savasana. Or come for seated meditation to join in and experience the vibes. If you play the djembe, sitar, tabla, harmonium, rain stick or any other music and would like to freestyle during this celebration, make arrangements with Colleen Kirkpatrick, irun26.smiles@gmail.com. By donation. Yoga in Common, 3062 Deville St, Market Common, 843-839-9636, YogaInCommon.com.

Discover Your Body’s Inner Health w/Inlet Nutrition−11:30am-12:30pm. Munch & Learn free monthly workshop including lunch. Sharing info about Inlet Nutrition’s latest diagnostic tool to help you calculate weight, body fat %, total body water %, muscle mass, physique rating, BMR/DCI, metabolic age, bone mass, and visceral fat. Free prizes and samples. Must register. Can schedule free lunch event at your office location for staff. Inlet Nutrition, 3556B Old Kings Hwy, Murrells Inlet. Linda, 843-424-9586. Smoking Cessation Hypnosis Seminar w/Mike Oglesbee, Advanced Hypnotist−6-7pm. Become a non-smoker for good this year, utilizing hypnosis and re-association, when applied properly produces an extremely high success rate. Will teach and reprogram you to live life as a non smoker in an easy and natural way without harsh withdrawals that quitting smoking can create. $85/person, limited to 15 seats. Pre register at 843-957-6926 or Mike@ maximizedmind.com. 196C Stonebridge Dr. Myrtle Beach. MaximizedMind.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 Public Reiki Share−7-9pm. Open to all. Gathering of Reiki practitioners for a combination social/healing session, to gaining confidence and make friends. New and experienced practitioners participate in giving and receiving Reiki in an atmosphere of friendship and love to each other and attendees. Honors one another as healers. R.S.V.P. Love donations accepted. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org. Radiant You w/Amanda Powell−7:30pm. Free special Dr. Hauschka Skin Care spa event at Inlet Yoga. Free $11.95 gift for participants, special discounts. Space Limited to 20. RSVP to reserve your space and gift. Elements Day Space 843-839-2762. At Inlet Yoga, 637 D Bellamy Ave, Murrells Inlet InletYogaStudio.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 How to Balance Your Heart Chakra w/Galina Ross, Sacred Heart Healer/Teacher, IHAI−6-8pm. Do powerful meditations to open the heart chakra and let the energy of Love be present in our energy field. Receive powerful visualization exercises to

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SATURDAY, JUNE 22 Show Me the Money! w/Kristi Marie Thompson, Certified Heal Your Life® instructor−10amNoon. Workshop will assist in understanding how thoughts and beliefs about money have been limiting you. Change those thoughts to create more prosperity in your life. Materials provided. Registration required. $20. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org. Grand Re-Opening at Advanced Alternative Health w/Scott Fullex−1-7pm. Wine and cheese party, with free classes and demonstrations at the new, bigger location. Meet Theresa Bellomo Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor, Gina Nederostek Personal Trainer & Zumba/Spin & Group Instructor, David Hiller Psych-K Coach & Kathy King Herbalist. 4620 Dick Pond Rd, MB 843-650-8889 Facebook: AdvAltHealth, advalthealth.com. Past Life Workshop w/Sandra J Walter, Intuitive Healer & Certified Hypnotherapist–1-3pm. Receive a mini past life reading. Everyone will heal their past through a light meditation. Info on karma and future personal events will be covered. Registration req. $30. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org.

JUNE 22-23 Art in the Park at Chapin Park w/Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild−10am-4pm. Over 60 artists from the East Coast with about 20 from our local area. Paintings, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery and stone. 1400 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach. Free admission. Child and pet friendly. Info: JoAnne Utterback 843 4467471, ArtsyParksy.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Breaking Free From Manifestation Blocks w/Anaswara Erica, Certified ThetaHealing® practitioner−1-3pm. Finding the many surprising and deeply hidden blocks standing between you and your goals. Learn how to dig deep to clear them; intention and Divine Timing, followed by how to make everything in your life work for you. Pre-registration req: $30. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org. Free Intro to Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement & Bones for Life Programs w/Heidi McGovern PT, GCFP, BFLT−3-5pm. Add zest to your step safely using exercises inspired by the work of Moshe Feldenkrais. Bones for Life program emphasizes alignment, posture, safe weights, vibration and natural movement. Bring a mat, layered clothes. The Yoga Room, 196C  Stonebridge Dr. MB. Info: 843-361-8436, heidimcgov@juno. com, HeidiMcGovern.com. Intro to ThetaHealing® w/Anaswara Erica, Certified ThetaHealing® practitioner−3-5pm. Uncover the hidden beliefs, thoughts, feelings and histories held within that limit your ability to move forward. Release and change these beliefs using the energy of the universe in the Theta state of mind. Pre-registration req. $25. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. Info: 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 24 Private Sessions w/Anaswara Erica, Cert ThetaHealing© Practitioner, Life Coach, owner of Prasad Healing−by appt. Naturally born gifted dream interpreter, psychic intuitive, medium, empathic, energy healer, has witnessed/facilitated in many healings and has consulted/coached newly gifted beings through their own gifts. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. $107/hr or $62/30min. 910-622-4466.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 Past Life Regression Hypnosis Seminar w/Mike Oglesbee−6-7:30pm. Whether you are looking to explore your past lives for fun, curiosity, or to enhance your life by tapping into hidden potentials that are lurking within, Mike will guide you through a deep state of hypnosis allowing you to successfully explore many different lives that you have lived. 196C Stonebridge Dr. MB. $50, only 15 seats avail. Pre-register at 843-957-6926. MaximizedMind.com.


FRIDAY, JUNE 28 M y G r e a t e s t Te a c h e r U n i t y D i n n e r & Movie−5:30pm: Vegetarian dinner, then movie at 6:30pm, with dessert, dialogue, & fellowship to follow. Part of a 4-film series produced by Hay House Publications. Based on the true story of author Dr. Wayne Dyer, the film explores the transformational power of forgiveness. Suggested donation: $10. Register and pre-pay with Charlene. 843-238-8516, Unity, 1270 Surfside Ind Pk Dr, Surfside Info, UnityMyrtleBeach.org. Balance Your Life and Clear Your Energy w/ Galina Ross, Sacred Heart Healer/Teacher of the IHAI−6-8pm. Energy of the Sacred Heart Healing, sound healing and meditation will help you to balance your chakras, release the pain, feel harmony and peace, feel better fast and live happier, abundant and productive lives. Receive Sacred Heart Healing blessing/energy & a recorded CD with balancing meditations. $25, pre-registration req. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Amazing Affirmations–Change Your Thoughts & Change Your Life w/Kristi Thompson−10amnoon. Certified Heal Your Life® Instructor will teach you how to create and use affirmations and teach you how to easily incorporate them into your daily life. Simple, free and easy to use tool will help you feel better and draw more joy and happiness into your life. All supplies provided. $20. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org. Prosperity Paths-A Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Workshop w/Anahata−1:30-3:30pm. Prosperity is a state of trust in the flow of life you are in. It is following your destiny to share your uniqueness and specialties with an ease in giving and sharing them. It is a courage to face inevitable challenge. Yogi Bhajan shared many Kundalini Yoga and Meditation techniques for prosperity paths. Be prosperous. $35 & bring a friend for free. Yoga in Common, 3062 Deville St, Market Common, 843-839-9636, YogaInCommon.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 True Power of Intention w/Galina Ross, Sacred Heart Healer/Teacher, IHAI−1-3pm. Use the power of intention to set up all the chaos, resistance and limitations to rise above all of it and reach the highest calling in life, to stay opened to all opportunities. Amplify the power of intention with creation of the Intention Circle. Pre-registration req. $25. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. Info: 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org. Restorative Yoga Workshop w/Amanda Powell−2:30-4:30pm. Relieve the effects of chronic stress, stimulate and soothe the body gently using the support of props for stable comfort and relaxation. Followed with guided meditation. Members: $20 if prepaid by 6/23, $25 walk-in. Non-members add $5. Inlet Yoga, 637 D Bellamy Ave, Murrells Inlet to register and prepay, 843-839-2762. Inlet Yoga, 637 D Bellamy Ave, Murrells Inlet, InletYogaStudio.com. Numerology & the Bible w/Stefanie Campione,

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Numerologist & Life Coach−3pm-5pm. Does God speak to us in numbers? Learn the meaning of these numbers and about the interesting views on the significance which has been debated for many years. Pre-registration req. $25. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org.

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Free Yoga w/Tricia Reich−8:30-9:30am. Enjoy the benefits of Yoga and try the free class at beginner/ intermediate level. Leave class feeling refreshed and relaxed. Bring a yoga mat or towel. J Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possom Trot Rd, North Myrtle. Tricia: 843-280-5570, tricia.reich@ live.com, Facebook.com/YogaByTricia.

JULY 8-24 Kids Yoga w/Elise Angell−Noon-1pm. Kids ages 6-12, 3 wk session, Mon & Wed. In these workshops, children learn the practice of yoga in a fun, creative way with Horry Co School Teacher. $60 each session. Shanti Yoga, 38th Ave N, North Kings Hwy, MB. 843-467-5444, ShantiMyrtleBeach.com.

JULY 19-20-21 Detox + Empower + Renew w/Para-yogini, Katie Silcox−6:30-8:30pm. Boost your metabolism, awaken your core-stabilization muscles, and burn off excess physical and mental baggage. Leave this class with a dramatically renewed connection to your legs and belly. Sat−9am-Noon, Get to Know The Bandhas + Vinyasa Flow Workshop. Deepen and alter your yoga practice through the use of these “yogic locks.” Building on new anatomy awareness and simple breath techniques, clear out the old and empower your root and belly power through the dynamic flow practice, meditation and lecture. Build a new connection to root support and transformative power. Sun−9am-Noon, Love, Rejuvenate, Release to boost our regenerating, restorative, rejuvenating power. Discussion on stress, hormones and how to come back into balance through yoga, meditation and core-vitality-building foods and herbs. Will discuss the Ayurvedic approach to diet and lifestyle. All levels. $45 per person/$125 for the whole weekend. Yoga in Common, 3062 Deville St, Market Common, 843-839-9636, YogaInCommon.com.

ongoingevents sunday All levels Ashtanga Vinyasa w/Todd Geiser−910:45am. Breath work and a powered up flow of postures linking mind and body together for a mindful moving meditation. All levels with knowledge of sun salutations, be prepared to sweat and detoxify. $15 or class passes accepted. 417 79th Ave N, Ste E, (upstairs), MB. lyndsay@ secretlotusyoga.com; 843-333-2656; SecretLotusYoga.com. Unity Church Sunday Morning Circle w/ Susan Boles, LUT & Lesta Sue Hardee, Teacher of Metaphysics−9:30-10:30am. Love Offering. Unity Church, 1270 Surfside Ind Pk Dr, Surfside, 843-238-8516, UnityMyrtleBeach.org. Bookstore for the Miracle Minded–10am-1pm. Books on healing, spirituality, personal growth, wellness; metaphysics as well as beautiful, unique gift items. Unity Christ Church, 1270 Surfside Industrial Pk Dr, Surfside, 843-238-8616, UnityMyrtleBeach.org. Unity Church Celebration Service w/Rev Margaret Hiller & guest speakers−11am. Prayer, meditation, song, messages & family. Music with the Unity Band. Youth programs every Sunday. Unity Church, 1270 Surfside Ind Pk Dr, Surfside, 843-238-8516, UnityMyrtleBeach.org. Oneness Blessing w/Unity Blessing Givers– 12:20pm. Held in Peace Chapel after the regular service. Love Offering. Unity Christ Church, 1270 Surfside Industrial Pk Dr., Surfside, 843-238-8516, UnityMyrtleBeach.org. Fundamentals of Yoga w/Karley Lott−4-5:15pm. Designed for beginners or those looking to dig deeper into alignment and work into postures at a pace for each individual. Be prepared to sweat --

yoga isn't supposed to be easy! $15 or class passes accepted. 417 79th Ave N, Ste E, (upstairs), MB. lyndsay@secretlotusyoga.com; 843-333-2656; SecretLotusYoga.com.

monday Free Health Analysis w/Dr John Pienkos­­­­−9:30amNoon. Free printed results of your health status: tests and analysis of your body fat ratio, Body Mass Index, hydration level, metabolic age, caloric intake and more. By appt: 843-347-7546, Conway Laser-Like-Lipo. 235 Singleton Ridge Rd Ste A, Conway, ConwayLaserLikeLipo.com. Awareness Through Movement, Feldenkrais® Method w/Heidi McGovern PT GCFP−11am12pm. New class. To feel better, move easier, look younger & release stress. Scientifically based non-habitual movements capitalize on the brain’s capacity to change. $50 for month of July or $12 walk-in. Bring a mat. The Yoga Room, 196C Stonebridge Dr. MB. Preregister by 6/27, 4509402 or 843-361-8436, heidimcgov@juno.com, HeidiMcGovern.com. Veteran’s Restorative Class w/Claire Liddle– 4pm-5pm. A Salute to our Veterans. Restorative class will be offered as a supported, completely free relaxation practice. No experience necessary. Free. Yoga DiVita, 4340 Big Barn Dr. #108 Little River. 843-283-2827, dmdivita@yogadivita.com or YogaDivita.com. Zumba Fitness® at Brickhouse Cardio Club– 6-7pm. Ditch the workout for Latin-based, dancefitness program. Party yourself into shape. No prior dance or fitness experience req. $5. Brickhouse Cardio Club, 510-C Hwy 17, Surfside. Linda Calvanico, 843-655-0839, FitnessPartieZ.com. Kripalu Yoga w/Penny–7-8:15pm. Gentle stretch-

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ing & Restorative yoga, with breathing techniques, warm-ups, postures, meditation & relaxation. Kripalu teacher. Suggested $10 love offering. Unity Christ Church, Surfside. 843-902-1416, pennyoga@aol.com. Buddhist Study Group−7:30pm. Myrtle Beach Karma Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist study group offers a 7 wk course, “Intro to Buddhism”. Group meditation & meditation instruction. Free, donations accepted, not req. Forestbrook Area, MB. Info: 843-655-8056, myrtlebeachkksg@aol.com, KagyuStudySC.info.

tuesday Weight Loss Challenge w/Inlet Nutrition. AM and PM classes avail. Weekly prizes, coaching support, nutritional topics, free metabolism test and more. $35 fee to join. Cash prizes awarded at the end of the challenge. Rules in place for accountability. 2 locations: Murrells Inlet & Georgetown. New Class in May, but can join any week. Linda: 843-424-9586. Hatha Yoga–9-10:15am. Focus on alignment to safely perform postures. The use of props such as belts, blocks and blankets help aid in performing asanas (postures). New Time. All levels. $15 drop in or class pass. Inlet Yoga, 637 D Bellamy Ave, Murrells Inlet, 843-655-6272, InletYogaStudio.com. Awareness Through Movement, Feldenkrais® Method w/Heidi McGovern PT GCFP−10-11am. To feel better, move easier, look younger & release stress. Scientifically based non-habitual movements capitalize on the brain’s capacity to change. $10 per class or pay by month for $10 discount. Bring a mat. Possum Trot Rec Center in NMB. 843-361-8436, heidimcgov@juno.com, HeidiMcGovern.com. North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market–10am3pm. Buy locally grown and harvested farm products. 1st Ave South between NMB Library & City Hall, Facebook: Waccamaw Cooperative, WaccamawMarkets.org. Free Meditation w/Dana Philips–5:15-5:45pm. Shanti Yoga, 38th Ave N, N Kings Hwy, MB. 843467-5444, ShantiMyrtleBeach.com. Meditation Circle w/Galina Ross, Sacred Heart Healer/Teacher, IHAI−6-8pm. (1st and 3rd Tues only) To share love & support each other & to feel that we are together in the ascension. Galina is an Energy Attunement, Reiki, and certified Hypnotherapist, inviting you to share this sacred space. Bring blanket & pillow. Love donation appreciated. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347

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Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-421-6717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org. Zumba Fitness® at Brickhouse Cardio Club– 6-7pm. Ditch the workout for Latin-based, dancefitness program. Party yourself into shape. No prior dance or fitness experience req. $5. Brickhouse Cardio Club, 510-C Hwy 17, Surfside. Linda Calvanico, 843-655-0839, FitnessPartieZ.com. Awareness Through Movement, Feldenkrais® Method w/Heidi McGovern PT GCFP−6:307:30pm. New class starts 6/4. To feel better, move easier, look younger & release stress. Scientifically based non-habitual movements capitalize on the brain’s capacity to change. $10 per class or pay by month for $10 discount. Bring a mat. Possum Trot Rec Center in NMB. Preregister 843-280-5584, heidimcgov@juno.com, HeidiMcGovern.com. Wholistic Childbirth Class w/Pat Burrell, RN, CHT, CLC, CD (DONA)−6:30-8:30pm. Have the birth you deserve. Comprehensive, informative, empowering, supportive & welcoming. Call to reserve. $350 for 10 2hr sessions. Payment plans available. Info: Pat, 843-213-1393, BeachBabys. org. Essential Oil Class w/Beth Good−6:15-8pm. Learn how to use doTERRA Essential Oils in your everyday life. Ward off colds and flu, bring yourself up when you are feeling blue, heal a cut in half the time, help hot flashes and bad breath, too. Make 4 products to take home. $25. Let Modern Cleansing Wellness educate you. 6371 Dick Pond Rd, MB. 843-828-4665.

wednesday Free Metabolism Test w/Linda Sacchetti. Find out your body fat %, pounds of body fat, lean body weight & what your targets should be, by individual appt in MB. Info: Linda, 843-424-9586. Revitalize Your Beauty Free Spa Beauty Facial w/Linda Sacchetti. Defy aging for younger looking skin with antioxidants, aloe vera, and glucosamine. Includes a light weight clay mask to improve texture, tone, and firming. By individual appt in Murrells Inlet and MB. Info: Linda, 843-424-9586. Free Health Analysis w/Dr John Pienkos­­­­−9:30amNoon. Free printed results of your health status: tests and analysis of your body fat ratio, Body Mass Index, hydration level, metabolic age, caloric intake and more. By appt: 843-347-7546, Conway Laser-Like-Lipo. 235 Singleton Ridge Rd Ste A, Conway, ConwayLaserLikeLipo.com. Organic and Natural Buying Co-op w/Katie

O'Dea-Horne–10am-6pm. Back to Basics Natural and Organic Co-Op for low prices on those expensive health food store products. Every Wednesday, 315 Main St, Ste 2B, 843-241-4349, katieanne32376@yahoo.com,BackToBasicsCoop. com. Bookstore for the Miracle Minded–11am-4pm. Books on healing, spirituality, personal growth, wellness; metaphysics as well as beautiful, unique gift items. Unity Christ Church, 1270 Surfside Industrial Pk Dr., Surfside, 843-238-8616, UnityMyrtleBeach.org. Brown Bag Lunch & Book Group w/Rev. Margaret Hiller & Friends–12:30-1:30pm, based on book The Unteathered Soul by Michael Singer. Love Offering. Unity Christ Church, 1270 Surfside Industrial Pk Dr., Surfside, 843-238-8516, UnityMyrtleBeach.org. NIA Dance w/Mary Tyler–1-2:15pm. A sensorybased movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Yoga in Common passes accepted, $15 drop in. Yoga in Common, 3062 Deville St, Market Common, MB, 843-8399636, YogaInCommon.com. Contemplative Mid-Week Unity Service w/Rev Margaret Hiller & guest speakers−5:30-6:30pm. Meditative music, silence, brief message, meditation.. Unity Church, 1270 Surfside Ind Pk Dr, Surfside, 843-238-8516, UnityMyrtleBeach.org. Prenatal Yoga w/Amanda Reyelt Masterpaul–5:457pm. Focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, strengthening the essential muscle groups needed during pregnancy, and providing relief from backache, in a loving and encouraging environment. $15 per class or $59 for a 6 week pass. Yoga in Common, 3062 Deville St, Market Common, MB, 843-839-9636, YogaInCommon.com. Zumba Fitness® at Brickhouse Cardio Club–67pm. Ditch the workout for Latin-based, dancefitness program. Party yourself into shape. No prior dance or fitness experience req. $5. Brickhouse Cardio Club, 510-C Hwy 17, Surfside. Linda Calvanico, 843-655-0839, FitnessPartieZ.com. Oneness Blessing−6:30–8pm. (not 1st Wed of the mo), Unity Peace Chapel, Love Offering Unity Church, 1270 Surfside Ind Pk Dr, Surfside, 843238-8516 UnityMyrtleBeach.org.

thursday Fit Club w/ Linda Sacchetti−8:30-9:30am. Have fun, get movinglear a healthier active lifestyle, bring a friend. All fitness levels. Register Wed 6/5, 11:30-


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* SPECIAL SHIPPING $5•up to 4 bottles 12:30pm. meet every Thursday to exercise followed by a recovery drink & stretching. 843-424-9586. Gentle Morning Yoga w/Penny–9-10:15am. For all levels & all bodies. Variations on postures for those with medical problems. Suggested love offering $5. Call Penny, certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, 843-902-1416, pennyoga@aol.com. Unity Christ Church, 1270 Surfside Industrial Pk Dr., Surfside, UnityMyrtleBeach.org. Bones for Life™ w/Heidi McGovern PT, BFLT−10-11am. Support your bones with easy to learn exercises developed by Ruthy Alon. Learn what your bones respond to & have fun doing it. $10 per class or pay by the month for $10 discount. Possum Trot Rec Center. Bring a mat. 843-3618436, heidimcgov@juno.com, HeidiMcGovern. com. Ovis Hill Farmers Market in Florence−4-7pm. Local farm products, grass-fed beef, lamb, poultry, eggs, dairy & seasonal organic vegetables. At parking lot, 2519 W Palmetto St, Florence. Info: Charlie, 843-992-9447, OvisHillFarm.com. Zumba Fitness® at Brickhouse Cardio Club–67pm. Ditch the workout for Latin-based, dancefitness program. Party yourself into shape. No prior dance or fitness experience req. $5. Brickhouse Cardio Club, 510-C Hwy 17, Surfside. Linda Calvanico, 843-655-0839, FitnessPartieZ.com. A Course in Miracles w/Marc Breines–6:30-8pm. Brienes helped with the first printing of ACIM and the first groups worldwide for ACIM. Love Offering information call 704 309-2415. Unity Christ Church, 1270 Surfside Industrial Pk Dr, Surfside, UnityMyrtleBeach.org. Kriya Yoga Meditation Group w/Paula Kenion−6:30-7:15pm. An ongoing meditation

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group for those interested in learning basic techniques for personal and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Beginners and advanced meditators are welcome for instruction and support in their practice. $10 per class or discounted passes avail. New meditation CD. 196C Stonebridge Dr, MB, Paula Kenion, MS 843-650-4538, pkenion@ sc.rr.com, spiritualawakening.vpweb.com.

friday All levels Ashtanga Vinyasa w/Todd Geiser–910:30am. A shortened version of the Ashtanga Primary Series linking mind, body and breath together for a mindful moving meditation. All levels; be prepared to sweat and detoxify. $15 or class passes accepted. 417 79th Ave N, Ste E (upstairs) MB 843-333-2656; secretlotusyoga.com. Free Health Analysis w/Dr John Pienkos­­­­−9:30amNoon. Free printed results of your health status: tests and analysis of your body fat ratio, Body Mass Index, hydration level, metabolic age, caloric intake and more. By appt: 843-347-7546, Conway Laser-Like-Lipo. 235 Singleton Ridge Rd Ste A, Conway, ConwayLaserLikeLipo.com. Conway Medical Center Farmers Market– 10am-2pm. (Bi-Weekly 5/10, 5/24) Buy locally grown and harvested farm products. Conway Medical Center, Facebook: Waccamaw Cooperative, WaccamawMarkets.org. North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market–10am3pm. Buy locally grown and harvested farm products. 1st Ave South between NMB Library & City Hall, Facebook: Waccamaw Cooperative, WaccamawMarkets.org. Drop-In Reiki Sessions w/Patsy Wixson Reiki

Master−2-6pm. Drop in for a 30 minute Reiki session for $30. Life in Balance Spiritual Wellness Center, 4347 Big Barn Dr, Little River. 843-4216717, LifeinBalanceCenter.org.

saturday Golf Fitness through Yoga w/Pat Dunning, Ph.D, E-RYT500. A total golf conditioning program and body-mind approach to golf fitness. Will enhance power and distance through increased flexibility, strength, speed, endurance, balance, core conditioning and mental focus. Free, offered at The Lakes Rec Center or your golf clubhouse. For group or individual appt time & location best for you, call Pat, 843-282-7939, email pdunning@ juno.com. Conway Farmers Market–8am-1pm Buy locally grown and harvested farm products..217 Laurel St, Historic Downtown Conway, Facebook: Waccamaw Cooperative, WaccamawMarkets.org. Ovis Hill Farmers Market in Florence−9am2pm. Local farm products, grass-fed beef, lamb, poultry, eggs, dairy & seasonal organic vegetables. At parking lot, 2519 W Palmetto St, Florence. Charlie 843-992-9447, OvisHillFarm.com. Zumba Fitness® at Brickhouse Cardio Club– 9:30-10:30am. Ditch the workout for Latin-based, dance-fitness program. Party yourself into shape. No prior dance or fitness experience req. $5. Brickhouse Cardio Club, 510-C Hwy 17, Surfside. Linda Calvanico, 843-655-0839, FitnessPartieZ.com. DeVille Street Farmers Market–10am-2pm. Buy locally grown and harvested farm products. Market Commons MB on Deville St. Facebook: Waccamaw Cooperative, WaccamawMarkets.org.

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communityresourceguide Connecting you to the leaders in natural health care and green living in our community. To find out how you can be included in the Community Resource Guide, email GSAds@naturalawakeningsmag.com to request a media kit, or visit our website at GrandStrandHealthyLiving.com.

ACUPUNCTURE ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CLINIC Suzanne Swearengen, DOM, AP 4810 N Kings Hwy, MB 843-692-9243 AlternativeHealthClinicMB.com

Suzanne Swearengen, AP, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), is a licensed acupuncture physician and is board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. In her work, she strives to provide compassionate care for individuals seeking wholistic solutions for ailments, illnesses and maintenance of good health. Additional modalities include, but are not limited to, craniosacral therapy, homeopathic medicine and cold laser. Over the course of 15 years, she has developed her professional skills through credited courses and seminars in order to best serve her patients. See ad, page 18.

BONE HEALTH HEIDI McGOVERN, PT

Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner Bones for Life® Teacher/Trainer 843-361-8436 heidimcgov@juno.com HeidiMcgovern.com One can always improve posture and mobility. Bones for Life® and Awareness Through Movement® classes, workshops and private Functional Integration® sessions are offered on the Strand and Florence. CE units available for “Bones” workshops. Heidi brings to her practice 30 years experience and a strong focus on the human drive to live a life of harmony with one’s self and others. See ad, page 16.

CHIROPRACTIC ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CLINIC Dr. Jeannine Rummel 4810 N Kings Hwy, MB 843-692-9243 AlternativeHealthClinicMB.com

Since graduating Life University in 2011, Dr. Jeannine Rummel has been practicing in the Myrtle Beach area. Her patients include newborns to the elderly and all ages in between. It is her goal as a chiropractor to serve and educate her community on what it truly means to be healthy. Rummel's approach

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is to use comprehensive judgment to make the best choices to create an abundant life. See ad, page 18.

ENERGY HEALING & AURA READING RENÉE LEWIS, CCMT, RMT, RT(R) (M)(MR)ARRT Aura Photographer/Reader Usui Reiki Master/Teacher Chios®  Master/Teacher Crystal Healer 4810 N Kings Hwy, MB 843-241-0609 InnerLightOuterLove.com

Renée Lewis brings new modalities to the Grand Strand area with the introduction of Chios energy field healing and aura photography readings. Renée is also a Reiki master and member of the International Center for Reiki Training. She specializes in crystals with her energy work and utilizes her medical background in her teaching by incorporating physics and biology for easier comprehension. She teaches certification classes for Reiki and Chios, and is available for workshops and private sessions or readings.

HYPNOTHERAPY MAXIMIZED MIND

Mike Oglesbee, CAH, MPNLP 843-957-6926 MaximizedMind.com Mike Oglesbee has developed the most powerful and effective system to boost you to success. Mike utilizes hypnosis, NLP, life coaching, and other traditional psychology methods to provide immediate, positive change within the 90% of the mind known as the subconscious where the root of problems actually exist. Success begins within. Call Mike for a free consultation, or visit MaximizedMind. com for more information. See ad, page 8.

METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE & LIBRARY LIFE IN BALANCE SPIRITUAL CENTER 4347 Big Barn Center Little River 843-421-6717 LifeinBalanceCenter.org

Life in Balance is a nonprofit educational center where you can find spiritual and metaphysical books and DVDs, meditation or mantra CDs, Josephine Wall greeting cards, essential oils, smudging products, candles, beautiful gemstone and chakra jewelry! The Center also provides a 400-title metaphysical library, offers more than 20 educational and practical workshops each month, has a monthly psychic fair, and is honored to work with a family of readers and healers ready to help you move forward on your path.

NATURAL CHILDBIRTH BEACH BABY’S DOULA SERVICES INC

Pat Burrell, RN, CD, (DONA), WCBE, CLC, CHT 843-213-1393 BeachBabys.org Beach Baby’s provides services to assist families throughout pregnancy, as well as assistance with caring for baby after birth. It provides doula services and baby nurses in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Its services also include rebirthing, wholistic childbirth education and massage. See ad, page 8.

PSYCHOTHERAPY KENNETH LUX, PHD

Alternative Health Clinic 4810 N Kings Hwy, MB 843-712-2330 I work with individuals and couples. My approach focuses on trauma resolution. And by trauma I do not mean only major blows and abuses, but also lesser personal shocks, such as humiliations and embarrassments, especially if these have occurred in one’s earlier years. From a spiritual perspective I also try to bring the idea of karma into the picture, and call this karma sensitive psychotherapy. I use a natural conversational approach that is not based on what is referred to as the medical


model with its categories of diseases or illnesses, and I have little or no need for psych drugs. Call me for a free phone consultation.

WELLNESS COACH LINDA SACCHETTI

Personal Wellness Coach Murrells Inlet 843-424-9586 or 843-651-9350 As a personal wellness coach, Linda Sacchetti has served the Grand Strand for seven years. My mission is teaching nutrition to promote health and well-being. I provide many services: weight-loss challenge facilitating, wellness evaluations, free metabolism tests, healthy breakfast in-services for businesses, and free personal 1-1 coaching for weight loss or weight gain. Join my team! Training provided. See ad, page 12.

YOGA INLET YOGA STUDIO 637 D Bellamy Rd Murrells Inlet 843-655-6272 InletYogaStudio.com

Inlet Yoga is dedicated to serving yoga students at every level of their personal practice, offering classes seven days a week from beginner to advanced. Classes include Ashtanga, Hatha, Gentle, Boomer, Hot, Prenatal and Restorative. Our $5 community class on Saturdays, from 11am-12 pm, is followed by a free meditation class 1212:30 pm that benefits the Coastal Carolina Animal Rescue of Murrells Inlet. Elements Day Space is now at Inlet Yoga offering massage and Dr. Hauschka skin-care treatments. Call Amada at 843-839-2762 to schedule an appointment. Come breathe, empower and transform yourself at Inlet Yoga.

LIVE OAK YOGA STUDIO

Karyl Tych, Certified Iyengar Teacher 9904A N Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach 843-340-YOGA (9642) LiveOakYogaStudio.com Come to Live Oak Yoga Studio to study Iyengar yoga known for its emphasis on clear methodical instruction, correct alignment, and the use of props. You’ll receive individual attention in each class. The studio is fully equipped including a rope wall. Karyl Tych, a certified Iyengar yoga teacher, has studied with B.K.S. Iyengar in India.

SECRET LOTUS YOGA & HEALING ARTS

417 79th Avenue N, Ste E (upstairs) Myrtle Beach 843-333-2656 SecretLotusYoga.com Secret Lotus offers Ashtangabased yoga classes ranging from beginner to advanced, challenging the breath, mind and body to connect in a powerful union. Brand new or experienced practitioners welcome! In addition to Ashtanga classes, we offer Ashtanga-influenced prenatal, gentle and Mommy & Me yoga. Also offering massage and Reiki. Mention this ad, and your first class is free.

SHANTI YOGA

3901 N Kings Hwy, Ste 20-A 843-467-5444 ShantiMyrtleBeach.com Shanti Yoga offers Ashtanga (led and mysore), Vinyasa and Hot yoga classes. Free community class every Sunday; all donations benefit h.e.a.r.t. of Myrtle Beach. Each class explores breath, movement and perception. Emphasis on both theory and practice provides students with the necessary foundation to expand in a personal and profound way. See ad, page 17.

YOGA IN COMMON

3062 Deville St The Market Common, MB 843-839-9636, 843-385-6176 YogaInCommon.com YOGA in COMMON offers classes during a wide variety of hours, seven days per week. We welcome all students—new or those returning to yoga. Our schedule is also great for those who want to practice daily. Visit our website or follow us on Facebook to keep up with our wellness gatherings and special events.

YOGA DIVITA

4340 Big Barn Dr., #108 Little River, SC 29566 843.283.2827 dmdivita@yogadivita.com YogaDivita.com Yo g a D i Vi t a i s a wa r m , welcoming environment for all to come together. A place to be with ease, breathe with clarity, and move with grace. The multidisciplinary studio is the home of certified teachers in many forms of yoga; Hatha, Anusara, Warm Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, and more. Classes held Monday through Saturday, mornings and evenings, ages 13 and wiser.

YOGA THERAPY PATRICIA A. DUNNING, PhD, E-RYT500 Namaste Yoga Studio Myrtle Beach pdunning@juno.com Yoga-Namaste.com

Free phone therapy consultation. Heal your body, mind and spirit. My yoga therapy and Ayurveda wellness program (a combination of yoga, body-mind psychology and Ayurvedic practices) will help you to heal yourself. Using your basic Ayurvedic constitution–your physical, psychological, spiritual, diet and lifestyle–I develop a yoga therapy program that is unique to you. I look forward to helping guide you on your unique journey toward health and wholeness!

classifieds BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY RECRUITING NOW. Wellness Coaches. Work from Home or Office, PT or FT, No prior experience necessary, full and ongoing training. Join our team. Call Linda for the next Health & Wealth business orientation. 843-424-9586.

MISC Free Zyto Scan - a biofeedback that tells if your body is lacking in an essential oil. Call for details and consult. Modern Cleansing in Myrtle Beach, 843-828-4665

VOLUNTEERS SC-CARES SANCTUARY VOLUNTEERS willing and able to do odd jobs for lots of furry hugs and kisses as payment...18 years or older or with chaperon. SC-CARES is a nonprofit no-kill shelter for exotic animals. Support by donating time and love. Lisa 843-546-7893, info@sc-cares.org. VO L U N T E E R W I T H T H E W E L L N E S S C O U N C I L f o r S C t o d a y. WellnessCouncilcSC.org. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to be subjects for Chios or Reiki healing classes from supervised students. Renée, 843-241-0609, 4810 N Kings Hwy, MB.

Try to be like the turtle—at ease in your own shell. ~Bill Copeland

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