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Limiting how you approach your health care to one camp or the other could prevent you from having the best possible health outcome. There’s light and shadow in both camps. ~Lissa Rankin, MD

Fourteen years ago this month I left a successful 20-year career in critical care nursing to become publisher of a natural health magazine (Natural Awakenings). Though I was highly accomplished in the field of nursing, I felt a growing dissatisfaction and frustration with the bottom-line oriented focus of the conventional health care system. Becoming publisher of Natural Awakenings was a great leap of faith. I left behind my nursing career with reckless abandon, jumping in with both feet into a world I knew absolutely nothing about. For my debut issue, I chose an art cover, by artist, Jane Evershed: The Great Leap, (see cover on left) as it was an accurate depiction of how I felt during my entry into a universe that was totally foreign to me. My gut told me this was going to be a big risk and responsibility. It was indeed, but I also knew it would be life-transforming and I had a strong impulse to go forward with it. Over the years I have made more than a thousand connections with practitioners, educators, motivational workshop leaders and business owners in the wellness field. It has been a truly amazing and heart-opening journey. A few months ago, I returned to nursing in a conventional setting, as a calling and also in order to better sustain myself and the magazine, which took a big hit during the pandemic. Two months after the onslaught of COVID, more than half of the advertising support vanished (our only source of revenue), while print and distribution costs during the past year have continued to rise. It has been a very challenging time. Returning to my nursing practice after such a long hiatus has been intimidating, but I am quickly getting my sea legs back. I did not return to critical care, but instead chose to work in long-term care with seniors, which I love. The biggest challenge right now (across the board) in health care is the nursing shortage in the aftermath of COVID. Many nurses have either retired or left the profession due to post-pandemic burn out. I must say however, that I feel honored to be practicing nursing with such talented and dedicated colleagues—this time around with new eyes and a more mature perspective. Our September Wise Words interview with Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of Sacred Medicine: A Doctor’s Quest to Unravel the Mysteries of Healing, resonated with me on many levels. Dr. Rankin Acknowledges that both camps of health care have “light and shadow.” Making a wise decision about your health and wellness requires broad selfeducation and an open-mind, balancing scientific research with your own inner intelligence (Rankin calls this “somatic intelligence”). This month’s feature article focuses on longevity—not just extending the number of years of our life (what we refer to as “lifespan”), but more on our “healthspan,” which means living more vibrantly without disease and disability. One sure way to age more gracefully is to practice the gentle discipline of yoga. Read about the benefits of yoga in our Fit Body section. Elm City Wellness is now offering private yoga classes and packages (visit September is National Yoga Awareness Month, so there will be many yoga happenings in your local community. Be sure to explore the rich array of wellness classes, services and events in our September news briefs and community calendar. Enjoy the pages ahead. Happy Autumn!

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Northeast Holistic Community Hosts Health and Wellness Expo Now SeekingVendors


he 9th Biannual Passport to Health and Wellness Expo will take place with over 75 exhibitors and speakers on October 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Bristol, Conn. The expos occur twice a year. You will get the opportunity to interact with sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and practitioners to learn more about the resources that are available to help promote healthy living and a healthy lifestyle, both by visiting the booths and by participating in scheduled events. Throughout the day, speakers will be addressing multiple topics. Vendors for this event are now being accepted. Applications for vendors can be found at Attendees will get a program and a “Passport to Health & Wellness” with prizes for checking out Northeast Holistic Community Professionals chapter members. The passport is designed to encourage attendees to visit the sponsors and exhibitors. Attendees who complete their passport will need to visit a specific number of exhibitor booths to be eligible to win prizes at the event. The event is hosted by the Holistic Community Professionals of New England and is promoted and advertised statewide with additional promotions by Hartford Hospital and CT Children’s Medical Center. Exhibitors will have complimentary tickets for

their guests to attend the event. Natural Awakenings magazine sponsors the expo and will also be highlighting the expo in their publications. Door proceeds will be donated to the CT Children’s Medical Center ( and The Hartford Hospital Integrative Medicine Center’s Debbie Bator Memorial Fund. All funds will be used directly for patient care and will be matched to the maximum allowed by the grants for each organization. There will be free raffles and a grand prize of a Hilton overnight stay with breakfast for two. A sound healing event will be held on the patio with Fred Maerkle of Zentastic Wellness from 4-5 p.m. For more information and to pre-register for tickets, visit Free tickets are available for attendees with the first 50 attendees receiving a complimentary gift item. Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol, CT.

Crystal Music Healing Hosts Destination Training and Fall Events


radford Tilden of Crystal Music Healing has teamed up with the owner of Rainbow Reflections, a private retreat center located at a luxury lakeside mansion in North Carolina, to offer an exclusive “destination training” in advanced ET crystal healing on November 4-7. The total cost of $695 includes tuition, room, board, meals and transportation to and from the airport. Attendees are responsible for their Bradford Tilden own airfare. Save $100 off the tuition with early-bird action until September 30. For more information, or to register, visit Beginning in September, Tilden is hosting Tuesdays

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with Tilden at The Center for Higher Living in Berlin, Conn., where he will be offering a different monthly gathering beginning at 6:30 p.m. Beat out your stress with a drum and chant away your frustrations at the Shamanic Jam drum circle on the first Tuesday of each month. Sonic Alchemy will be held on the second Tuesday. On the fourth Tuesdays, Tilden is holding the free Universal White Time and the New Eart” talk in person and livestreamed via Zoom. He is also starting a Starseed Support Circle hosting Empathic Energy Management, a functional guided meditation series. For more information, visit Tilden continues to be present every other Thursday at the Bridge Healing Arts Center in Farmington, Conn. for his live sound journey that is also streamed via Zoom. He has also teamed up with Karen Raymond of Voice of Angels to host a recurring event, Crystal Sound Healing with Angel Card Messages, at Bridge Healing Arts Center. The first gathering will take place on September 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. Tilden will call in the angels and masters with his voice and bowls while Karen will connect with the angelic realm and loved ones in spirit to deliver personal messages to each attendee using her intuition and angel cards, followed by guidance by Tilden for which crystals are best for the attendee. The cost is $44 via Eventbrite.

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Holistic Moms Network Presents Creating Change Through Hypnosis


n September 20 at 6:30 p.m., join the Holistic Moms Network’s New Haven County chapter as certified hypnotist Joann Dunsing delves into the basics of hypnosis during the chapter’s monthly meeting, which is open to the public. It will be held in person at Nate’s Plates in Milford, Connectictut. This Hypnosis 101 presentation is an interactive, fun time to discover what hypnosis really is, how it works and the things it can help with. There will be take-away tools including how to


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utilize self-hypnosis. The event will end with a stress-relieving hypnosis experience similar to a guided meditation. Learn more about the basics of hypnosis at Hypnosis-FAQ. Joann Dunsing ( is a certified hypnotist who has been practicing since 2009 with a full-time practice in Milford, Conn. She has also helped clients remotely for over 13 years. Dunsing has additional training in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), emotional freedom techniques (EFT) and hypnosis for fertility. Nate’s Plates ( is a local eatery, located at 2 Schooner Lane in Milford, which focuses on locally sourced fresh products and ingredients as much as possible, gluten- and dairyfree choices, ready-to-go meal options, and much more.


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news briefs The mission of Holistic Moms Network, a nonprofit support and discussion network, is to connect parents who are interested in holistic health and green living. It welcomes people wherever they are on their own holistic path in an environment that does not judge. The monthly meetings, open to the public, are held the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, visit or HMNNewHaven. RSVP for the event on the Events page on

Exploring the Realities of Trauma at Women’s Consortium Conference

September Events at The Center for Higher Living


he Power of Words with Katie Cavenagh will take place on September 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Higher Living. In this 90-minute class, you will uncover the truth of what you’ve been asking for. Excavate your mind, body and soul to discover what’s stopping, blocking or sabotaging you, and how to supercharge your requests to bring miracles into every day of your life. Leave feeling inspired, empowered and with a plan of action to manifest your dreams into reality. The cost is $50 per person. Registration is required. On September 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the center is holding the Harvest Moon Fire Ceremony. Fire ceremonies, which are central to shamanism, are cleansing to the body, mind and soul. This full moon corresponds with the time of harvest. The Harvest


onnecticut Women’s Consortium’s 2022 Trauma & Recovery Conference will be held virtually on Zoom or in-person at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut on October 17-19. The conference aims to explore the realities of trauma as it manifests through individual and community experiences whilst simultaneously acknowledging the multiple pathways to recovery. The keynote speakers and topics include Scaling up Psychosocial Interventions for Mental Health Problems: Lessons from the Global South with Vikram Patel, Ph.D.; Restorative Justice for Sexual Harm: Why I Fought for a Circle, not a Courtroom with Marlee Liss; Transforming Legacy Burdens to Legacy Gifts with Deran Young, LCSW, MPA; Dear Stranger: A Journey of Youth Mental Health with Diana Chao; Liberation Psychology: Holistic, Culturally-informed, Systemically Attuned Trauma Recovery Pathways with Thema Bryant-Davis, Ph.D.; and It Takes a Village to Build Resilience: Systemic Approaches to Supporting Children in the Context of Trauma with Archana Basu, Ph.D. With a combination of national and local keynote and breakout session presenters, the biannual conference organizers strive to push the boundaries of traditional trauma treatment and expand the definition of recovery, creating comprehensive, inclusive systems of care. They seek to promote evidence-based solutions for the many people across the world struggling with the effect of trauma and searching for recovery. Attendees will be able to access nationally approved CECs. For more information and to register, visit WomensConsortium. org or Location: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT.


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Moon is the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, which occurs in September and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores. Ceremonies include sound and the burning of flammable objects that have been infused by the breath or written words that we want to hand over to spirit; this could be our future intentions for our lives, our past traumas and pains, our thanks to our teachers, or whatever needs to be given to spirit at this time. Full moon cycles bring us back to cyclical time and the rhythms of nature. The cost is $20 and pre-registration is required. The center is hosting a free Reading Heals meet-n-greet and book signing event on September 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the healing powers of reading. Meet some of Connecticut’s gifted writers as we come together in community to inspire and experience an amazing selection of books. Mini energy and healing readings will be offered as well. Experience the center’s healing arts community, enjoy the herbal tea bar and meet Connecticut authors. No registration is required. Katie Cavenagh returns on September 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. with the Gallery Reading & Sound Healing event. Receive messages from spirit with a shadow and light oracle reading, followed by a deep, restorative sound healing session with bronze singing bowls, gongs, bells and more. The group’s overall energy is read, with occasional messages for anyone that “needs to hear them.” Healing energy is sent to all throughout the reading. The sound session is designed to take you deeper into the messages, offering guidance, healing, wisdom and connection. The cost is $65 per person. Registration is required.

Bring a mat, pillow and blanket to the events. Water and herbal tea will be available at no additional cost. For more information and to register for the events, call 860-264-5625 or visit Location: The Center for Higher Living, 130 Webster Square Rd., Berlin, CT.

17th Annual Walk/Run for Abilis Helps Those with Disabilities


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or the 17th annual year, Walk/Run for Abilis will take place on October 16 at Greenwich Point Park in Old Greenwich, Conn. Participants can walk for one mile, run a 5k in-person or participate virtually. Walk/Run for Abilis provides an opportunity for family, friends and Abilis community members to come together for a morning of fun physical fitness and enjoy the beauty of Greenwich Point Park. Proceeds from the event provide critical funds for Abilis programs and services that support those with disabilities.

The Walk/Run is Abilis’ largest annual fundraiser and signature “friend-raising” event of the year. Many who take part in Walk/Run for Abilis do so because they are inspired by a friend or family member with a developmental disability. “Last year, we raised $165,000, which surpassed our $150,000 goal,” noted Montimurro. “This year, we hope to surpass that goal again. The funds raised at Walk/Run for Abilis support all of Abilis’ programs and services for the 800 individuals with disabilities and their families throughout lower Fairfield County.” Prizes are awarded for best outfits. Teams are encouraged to create team T-shirts, buttons, hats or banners to increase visibility, show team spirit and potentially win an Abilis creativity award. Those who choose to participate virtually, from another county, state or country, can do so and post on social media with the hashtag #walkrunforabilis. Holland & Knight, DARCARS Lexus of Greenwich | Infiniti of Greenwich, and Moffly Media are event sponsors. Registration is free for walkers, $40 for 5k runners 18+ and $20 for runners ages 11-17. Abilis is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports more than 800 individuals with disabilities and their families from birth and throughout their lives. Founded in 1951, Abilis provides meaningful supports to the community in Fairfield County in towns including Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport and Wilton. Participants are encouraged to register in advance at walkrun. To become a sponsor for Walk/Run for Abilis, contact Rebecca Muskus at or 203-531-1880. For more information, visit, or follow on Facebook @Abilis, Inc., Instagram @abilis_us or Twitter @Abilis.

“We are so excited for this year’s Walk/Run for Abilis,” said Amy Montimurro, CEO and president of Abilis. “We have the fabulous Bubble Bus and Carnival for Cause back this year, which offers fun activities for all ages. Celebrity fitness guru and choreographer Billy Blanks Jr. is joining us again as our master of ceremonies. There is the Dance Pointe troupe, music, food, and a beautiful park for the walk and 5k run! What more could you ask for!”

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Sales of fermented dairy products like yogurt and kefir have been steadily rising in the U.S., and a new study from Australia’s Deakin University might accelerate that trend. Researchers examined 24 years of nutritional and health data from 2,603 Finnish men between 42 and 60 years old. They found that men that ranked in the top third of consumption of non-fermented dairy products such as milk and cream had double the risk of depression, while those in the top third of consumption of fermented dairy products like kefir, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream and buttermilk enjoyed a 45 percent reduced risk of depression.

Vitamin E Enhances Cancer Immunotherapy

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In a study published in Cancer Discovery, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported that vitamin E can enhance immunotherapy responses in cancer patients by stimulating the activity of dendritic cells in tumors. Combing the records of patients with melanoma, breast, colon and kidney cancers that were being treated with immunotherapy, they found that taking vitamin E improved survival times and boosted treatment responses. In laboratory work, the researchers demonstrated that vitamin E directly binds and blocks the activity of the SHP1 checkpoint protein in dendritic cells, which primes T cells for an anti-tumor immune response. “This study broadens our understanding of factors that can influence responses to immunotherapies,” says author Dihua Yu, M.D., Ph.D. Unlike chemotherapy, which acts directly on cancerous tumors, immunotherapy treats patients by revitalizing their immune system and “teaching” it how to identify and destroy cancer cells. 10

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An enlarged prostate, known as benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), afflicts half of men by age 60 and 90 percent of men by age 85. Although it isn’t cancerous, treatment can involve medications and surgery. European doctors often prescribe the herb nettle root, and Iranian researchers tested its effectiveness in a study that divided 80 BPH patients into two groups. One was given 300 milligrams of nettle root extract twice a day for eight weeks; the other group received a placebo. The researchers found the nettle root significantly improved urinary frequency, urinary urgency and night urination compared with the placebo group. It was not effective in modifying prostate volume, the feeling of incomplete emptying, intermittency, urine stream and straining. svehlik/

Fermented Dairy Helps Sidestep Depression

Nettle Root Improves Prostate Symptoms

Revised Supplement Formula Slows Macular Degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in older Americans, became less of a threat in 1996 when the national Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) verified that certain nutrients—beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, copper and zinc—slowed its progression. But after other studies showed a link between beta-carotene and lung cancer, it was removed from the formula. Two carotenoids found in the retina—lutein and zeaxanthin—were added, and the formula was rebranded as AREDS2. In a new, 10year, follow-up study by the National Eye Institute (NEI), AREDS2 was found to reduce late AMD symptoms an additional 20 percent compared to the original formula. “This 10-year data confirms that not only is the new formula safer, it’s actually better at slowing AMD progression,” says Emily Chew, M.D., lead author of the study and director of the NEI Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Application. Camille Richert/

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Seattle Providing Electric Vehicle Chargers on Utility Poles

Carbon Labels Cut Environmental Impact of Dining

Making changes while shopping at supermarkets, restaurants and with delivery apps can change minds about sustainable options and garner public support. Psychologist Ann-Katrin Betz and her colleagues at Germany’s University of Würzburg studied the design of restaurant menus and tested how adding carbon labels indicating the greenhouse gas emissions per dish and changing the most prominent menu items to foods with a lower impact on the climate affected the choices people might make when dining out. When people were given menus with the low-emission option as the default, the share of high-emission choices decreased by an average of 31.7 percent. When given menus with carbon labels, the emissions associated with their dish choices averaged 13.5 percent lower per dish. Combining carbon labels with prominent placing for lowemission options appears to have the greatest effect. Other strategies might include increasing the availability of plant-based options; making them more prominent elsewhere (the meat aisle); and renaming veggie options to make them sound more appealing (slow-roasted, butternut squash and seasonal vegetable lasagna versus vegetarian lasagna). Multiple practices are needed to persuade people to adopt sustainable diets, so all of these methods are just the beginning of a shift away from highemission food by overcoming unconscious barriers.

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As people switch to electric vehicles (EV) to reduce their emissions, some homeowners and apartment dwellers without charging infrastructure are at a disadvantage. The city of Seattle set a goal to reduce transportation emissions 83 percent below 2008 levels by 2030, and to make things easier, they will install chargers on local utility poles on demand. Seattle City Light will conduct the project as part of a more extensive portfolio of transportation electrification investments and services to help the utility service area transition to zero-emission electric transportation options. Residents can accomplish some emission reductions with public transit, biking, walking and other options, but many still rely on personal vehicles for some trips. The Curbside Level 2 EV charging program is available to anyone on a first-come, first-serve basis. The person making the request must own or plan to own an EV within the next 12 months, and their existing address must not offer off-street parking (where they could buy A rooftop solar array and 1,182 solar panels on the sides will their own). Once a request adorn an eight-story, $40 million, high-rise planned for West is made, the utility will Melbourne, Australia, to provide the office building with most evaluate the area of its power. Avancis, a German firm producing glass panels and ask for containing solar cells, will supply the solar skin. Architect input from Pete Kennon says, “These things are possible, and the fact neighbors that a building can harness the sunlight from its own skin, before init sounds like something you dreamed of, or you saw in a stalling a new cartoon.” Generating 50 times as much power as a typical EV charger. home rooftop solar array, the solar skin will save an estiIf more than mated 77 tons of CO2 emissions each year. 50 percent of Although this will be the first in Australia to use the neighboring panels, several projects in Europe have been built with property the technology, including the world’s largest wooden skyowners opscraper in Skellefteå, Sweden. “It feels urgent to innovate pose the our building technologies to more sustainable methods,” chargers, says Kennon. “Collecting solar is a natural trajectory on they will not our large-scale projects, particularly in locations that have great access to sunlight.” be installed.


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cheap “fast fashion” that too quickly ends up in landfills and pollutes the environment by using toxic dyes, fossil-fuel-derived textiles and other bad chemicals. Donate old clothes instead of throwing them away.

Back to School with the Planet in Mind

Buy Eco-Friendly School Supplies Opt for durable items that are made with recycled or sustainable materials and use minimal packaging. Avoid items made of plastic. Buy used textbooks whenever possible.

Walk or Bike to School If the family lives reasonably close to school, encourage kids to walk or bike. For young children that require supervision, enlist one or more adults to lead a convoy of walking or biking kids. School buses and carpooling are the next best eco-friendly choices. When transporting kids by car, make sure to turn the engine off while waiting in the pick-up or drop-off line. Engine idling is a significant air polluter.

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This school season, families have an opportunity to make Earth-friendly decisions as they prepare their children for a successful educational experience. These tips balance sustainability against kids’ desires for the coolest, newest gadgets and garments.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Before going to the store to buy new school supplies, search the house for items that can be reused or repurposed, such as half-spent notebooks

or last year’s pens and pencils. A little elbow grease and TLC can refurbish old lunchboxes and backpacks—also affording an opportunity to teach kids how to repair and extend the life of items.

Buy Secondhand Clothes Kids that have outgrown last year’s threads and are clamoring for a whole new wardrobe can be cheerfully introduced to the burgeoning used clothing market, which is both ecoresponsible and budget-friendly. Resist the temptation to purchase

Avoid anything plastic, including single-use water bottles and Ziploc bags. Reusable, stainless steel, food and drink containers, as well as lightweight, reusable bamboo utensils, are ideal. Homemade, whole and bulk foods are healthier and much more Earth-friendly compared to prepackaged snacks that are usually wrapped in plastic and jam-packed with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.

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ongevity, a human quest through the ages, is now a hot topic among scientific researchers that assert there has never been a better time to maximize our potential for metabolic renewal. Biological age—the state of our health at the cellular level—is in the spotlight, as are the anti-aging benefits of science-supported phytonutrients, cell-rejuvenating foods and safe, non-surgical, stem cell procedures. Functional medicine, with its focus on the biologybased root causes of disease, is also a rising star in the arena of age reversal. No matter which path we follow to aging vibrantly, the most inspiring takeaway is that lifestyle, not genes, determines destiny. “On average in the United States, the last 16 years of life are spent with multiple diagnoses and on multiple medications. We are giving our hard-earned money to pharmacies, hospitals and nursing facilities,” says Kara Fitzgerald, a naturopathic doctor in Newtown, Connecticut, and the author of Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better. She and other researchers contrast “lifespan”, the years from birth to death, to “healthspan”, the years spent in good health free of age-related disease and disability. “Lifespan is not necessarily healthspan, and we can change that,” she says.

Until recently, age was determined by the year on our birth certificate, but “bio age” is the new number to pay attention to. It might not only predict health outcomes down the road, but also add years to our lives. In groundbreaking work in 2017, anti-aging researcher Steven Horvath at the University of California, Los Angeles, used algorithms to calculate biological age on the basis of how extensively our genome is modified by a process called DNA methylation. Researchers are now understanding what factors can turn on positive gene expressions and turn off those that may activate life-threatening diseases. “Bio age is how fast our bodies are aging, and aging is the main risk factor for all diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, de14

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mentia and neurodegenerative disorders,” says Fitzgerald, noting that only 10 to 20 percent of longevity outcomes are genetic. Fitzgerald and her team drove this point home with the first randomized, controlled study on the power of lifestyle and diet to turn back the biological age clock. Based upon functional medicine, the program enrolled 18 healthy men between ages 50 and 72 in a target group and 20 in a control group. Those in the target group ate a nutrient-rich diet, slept seven hours a night, practiced relaxation techniques and took supplemental probiotics and phytonutrients. They ate only between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., exercised for at least 30 minutes five days a week, avoided sweets and consumed two cups of dark, leafy, greens and three cups each of cruciferous vegetables and colorful vegetables daily, as well as six ounces of animal protein. The results, published last year in the journal Aging, showed that three years of bio age were reduced in the target group in just eight weeks compared to the control group. “What we eat, our stress load and our response to it, the quality of the air we breathe and if we exercise are all drivers or reducers of our bio age. Knowing this, we absolutely need to take responsibility for our lives,” says Fitzgerald. This bio age reversal is good news when we look at the grim statistics. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society, approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in this country each year and more than 600,000 Americans are predicted to succumb to cancer this year alone.

last year in the European Journal of Pharmacology cites fisetin’s numerous potential benefits for neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and vascular dementia.

The Trifecta of Acid, Inflammation and Stress Chronic systemic inflammation is now understood to be the physiological springboard for most diseases ranging from cancer to depression, but its connection to uric acid is critical in producing free radicals that accelerate aging. “Unfortunately, most doctors look


Molecular Magic Harvard genetics professor David Sinclair, author of the seminal Lifespan: Why We Age—And Why We Don’t Have To, discovered antioxidant-rich resveratrol in grapes in 2003. Since then, he and other researchers have found additional compounds with the ability to activate longevity pathways. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD, or B3), a coenzyme involved in many metabolic processes essential to life, has been shown to rejuvenate aging mice, increasing energy-producing mitochondria in the cells and fortifying muscle mass. The body makes less NAD as we age, but research suggests that intermittent fasting, exercise and heat saunas can stimulate this youth-preserving molecule. NAD-boosting supplements are also on the market, but consuming foods like naturally fermented sauerkraut, raw milk, nutritional yeast and pumpkin seeds is also a good strategy. SIRT6, an enzyme in close relationship with NAD and responsible for many molecular anti-aging processes, including DNA repair, is abundant in seaweeds, especially the strain Fucus vesiculosus, commonly known as bladder wrack. Research published in the journal Marine Drugs in 2017 indicates bladder wrack’s anti-inflammatory and anti-tumoral properties, as well as its potential to protect the liver and normalize high blood sugar and blood pressure. Fisetin, a powerful flavonoid found in certain foods like strawberries, peaches, apples, persimmons, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers, rivals ever-beneficial quercetin. Research published

upon uric acid solely as a risk marker for gout. We now recognize that uric acid serves as a powerful signal in the body to prepare for food and water scarcity,” says neurologist David Perlmutter, author of The New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and the recent Drop Acid, a guide to lowering uric acid in the body. “Uric acid levels above 5.5 milligrams per decilitre trigger the body to raise the blood pressure, increase the blood sugar, become insulin-resistant and increase the formation and storage of body fat,” he says. “Central to regaining metabolic health and reducing risk for metabolic conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, coronary artery disease and Type 2 diabetes is reining in uric acid.” Chronic, unmanaged stress is a major factor in physical and mental decline due to elevated levels of cortisol. “Stress threatens September 2022



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the health and diversity of our gut bacteria, leading to increased gut permeability, a central mechanism underlying widespread inflammation, which is the cornerstone of all chronic degenerative conditions,” says Perlmutter. “Those conditions as a category are ranked by the World Health Organization as the number one cause of death on our planet today.” Fitzgerald concurs, “Excessive inflammation—an imbalanced immune response—accelerates the aging process, and it increases with stress. Stress is the gasoline on the fire of aging.” Eating to reduce inflammation is key, and there is power on our plates when we add some of Fitzgerald’s longevity boosters like turmeric, green tea, shitake mushrooms, wild-caught salmon, eggs, liver and sunflower seeds. A study last year in Experimental Gerontology reported that the amino acid L-theanine, found particularly in green tea, reduced oxidative stress, liver degeneration and inflammatory responses in aging rats.

No matter which path we follow to aging vibrantly, the most inspiring takeaway is that lifestyle, not genes, determines destiny.

Radical Renewal Without Surgery In the daily survival game, the body’s stem cells generate specialized cells to replace those throughout the body that are damaged and dying. This ongoing repair process slows down as we advance in years, but cutting-edge procedures offer new hope for conditions ranging from arthritis to age-related brain fog. “Stem cells improve DNA methylation and telomere length, and result in a reduced physiologic age compared to your chronologic age,” says Chadwick Prodromos, a Chicago-based, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of the Prodromos Stem Cell Institute, in Antigua. “Joint replacements are offered quite liberally nowadays, but most of our patients with severe arthritis who were offered joint replacements do well in our care without them for virtually any joint in the body.” Prodromos and his team combine umbilical cord-derived stem cell treatment (non-embryonic/ fetal) with specially selected nutritional supplements and in some patients, platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid injections. Even with exciting advances in the promotion of long life, experts are unanimous in stressing that going into our golden years disease-free begins and ends with individual lifestyle choices, starting with what we put in our mouths. “Diet is the most critical variable in terms of our metabolic destiny. It’s been said that a person can’t exercise away a poor diet, and there’s great wisdom in this statement,” says Perlmutter. “While stem cell treatment has been quite effective, it is important to remember that avoiding chemicals in the environment, exercising vigorously and maintaining a low BMI [body mass index] are clearly the most important factors in good health,” advises Prodromos. Marlaina Donato is an author, composer and painter. Connect at


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ature concludes each day with a fiery mural, never again to be exactly duplicated and missed if we look away for a moment too long. “What color is in a picture, enthusiasm is in life,” said Vincent van Gogh, and to live with passion is to live life in full color. As children, it was in our nature to live out loud. We sang off-key, belly-laughed and showed off our blueberry-stained tongues. Somewhere between grade school and adolescence, we learned to swim with the social current, content to blend in for comfort. As adults, too often we are barely aware of our lives stuck in grayscale, but if we look deep inside, we long to be the brave red rose in a black-and-white world. Sometimes it takes something drastic, like being faced with a terminal illness, to throw off the shackles of, “What would they think?” and follow our own brand of bliss. Hopefully, most of us can make that decision without such a drastic wake-up call. In many parts of the world, nature saves her best for last and pulls out all the stops. She dresses the trees in unapologetic glory, inviting us to live more boldly before it’s too late, and to express the passions we’ve held in for dear life. If we are wise, we will follow our bliss, whether it’s painting that wall in a color that might compromise resale value or dusting off the violin we set aside after high school. Autumn gives us much-needed permission to let our hair down, let our locks go silver or feisty red, let our souls blow in the wind and come in for dinner a little late and disheveled. What parts of ourselves do we hold inside for fear of standing out a little too much? What would we wear if we defied fickle trends? How would we love if we realized that there is nothing more important than embodying love? Here’s to living in full color, come what may. Marlaina Donato is an author, composer and painter. Connect at

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Aging Gracefully HOW A YOGA PRACTICE KEEPS US YOUNG by Maya Whitman


n 1967, Tao Porchon-Lynch left a successful Hollywood career as a model and actress to become a fulltime yogi in her 50s. At age 87, she added ballroom dancing to her list of passions and at 93, she landed in the Guinness World Records as the oldest yoga teacher on the planet. She continued to teach a weekly yoga class just days before her death at age 101. “I love seeing students realize what is possible,” Porchon-Lynch said in an interview, and her words are an added incentive to reap the many benefits of a regular yoga practice at any age. Whether it involves getting down on a mat or practicing modified poses with the use of a chair, yoga helps us to stay nimble, manage stress, reduce symptoms of depression and tame high blood pressure. Yoga has been around for thousands of years for good reason, and health organizations like the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center are now recommending the healing modality for a better quality of life.

“What I learned is that we need four essential physical skills to navigate through life as we age—strength, flexibility, balance and agility—and we get that from yoga. We can find independence in our everyday life, and we don’t need a vigorous yoga class to do that,” says Ruth Pipitone, a gentle yoga instructor at various studios and senior centers in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For those that only associate the practice with youthful bodies and hip yoga gear, yoga is a full-spectrum practice. “Anyone can do yoga—gentle yoga, chair yoga and even wheelchair yoga.” 18

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According to a 2016 study of 227 participants reported in the journal Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, just 12 minutes of daily gentle yoga over 10 years improved bone mineral density in the spine and upper legs. About four in five participants had osteoporosis or osteopenia (low bone density), indicating that yoga is a good strategy for the 10 million Americans over the age of 50 with osteoporosis and the 44 million with osteopenia. For Terecita “Ti” Blair, yoga offered a new way of life after a catastrophic automobile accident in 2009. The Denver-based trauma and resilience educator and 2017 SilverSneakers Instructor of the Year says, “Virtually any style or type of yoga can appeal and work well for you today, but not tomorrow. Therefore real ‘yoga’ is about adaptability, and yes, those of us with compromised joints, immune systems, pain, disability and illness can absolutely benefit from yoga.” Those with conditions ranging from cancer to Parkinson’s disease can reap benefits from an appropriate yoga environment. In 2021, a meta-analysis of 12 studies published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that yoga can increase muscle strength, mobility, balance and lower body flexibility in mature adults. An older study from Temple University showed that Iyengar yoga can improve balance and prevent falls in women over 65 years old.

The Breath of Now The keystone of all yoga practice is working with the breath, an action that is naturally compromised by just getting out of bed and into the day’s challenges. “Most adults breathe from their chest. That’s where we activate the stress response of fight, flight or freeze. We need to use the lower lungs, too, so we can activate the parasympathetic nervous system to find calm,” says Pipitone. Blair, who specializes in helping others to find emotional equilibrium after trauma, concurs: “The nervous system is symbiotic with the breath, and vice versa. A long, deep inhale and a long, slow exhale can act as an immediate elixir for the nervous system to recognize that, in that moment, we are okay.” She has taught groups of people, some in wheelchairs and hospital beds, and she “still experienced the entire room shift when breathing together. As long as we are able to consciously notice breath, we can do yoga.” No matter how many trips we take around the sun, tapping into the life force can give us a new perspective. “I use asana (yoga poses) to examine my thoughts and feelings and to find introspection to examine what is happening with myself physically, as well as mentally and emotionally,” says Pipitone. “You become more mindful of what you need to carry with you and what you don’t need to carry with you.” In essence, we deepen as we age, and yoga can meet us on a multidimensional level. “Yoga does not have to mean poses. Possibilities are infinite, and adaptations are unlimited, based upon our needs,” says Blair. Connect with Maya Whitman at September 2022


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ind-body physician Lissa Rankin, a New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area, takes readers on her decade-long journey in her latest book, Sacred Medicine: A Doctor’s Quest to Unravel the Mysteries of Healing. She provides a discerning guide to the sometimes perilous paths available to patients when wellness fads, lifestyle changes and doctors have failed them.

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After 14 years of studying and practicing conventional medicine, I left it at age 37 because I became disillusioned and “morally injured” by the limitations of conventional medicine and the U.S. health care system, which give lip service to a patient’s well-being and ultimately are about the financial bottom line. I never lost respect for the life-saving aspects of conventional medicine. I simply believed it shouldn’t be the only medicine in my medicine bag. It only took me nine months to realize that I could quit my

job as an Ob-Gyn, but I couldn’t quit my calling. That which drew me to medicine from age 7 was still alive in me. I began spiritually seeking to find out what else heals. During my years of studying and practicing everything along the health, wellness, psychology, yoga and spirituality gamut, I tried many things, cherry-picking from various spiritual traditions, Eastern religions and New Age spirituality. None of these quite fit either. I found as much shadow in this camp as I did in the conventional medicine camp.

Why use a carefully balanced brew of several healing interventions? Limiting how you approach your health care to one camp or the other could prevent you from having the best possible health outcome. There’s light and shadow in both camps. My book helps educate readers so they can practice discernment and make wise choices about which tools from the world’s medicine bag serves them best. It’s meant to help them become more miracle-prone and hopefully to embrace the paradoxes of healing, one of which is:

You can heal yourself and you can’t do it alone. A lot of the practices I write about are intended to facilitate the restoration of wholeness. That doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t also seek out potentially curative treatments with their conventional medical doctor. But those treatments often don’t cure either, so I really see it that individuals don’t have to choose one or the other. Rather, they can choose conventional medicine and sacred medicine.

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Generally, curing is about the elimination of all evidence of disease. Healing is a restoration of wholeness, which is what the word “heal” is based upon. When I’ve been present with people during end-of-life care, I’ve witnessed the restoration of wholeness in the tying up of the loose ends of a well-lived life or a life not so welllived, even in the presence of physical decline. Repair, healing and forgiveness in both internal and external relationships in our lives can come from doing deep shadow work.

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What are our whole health intelligences? Because healing is a return to wholeness, connecting with your whole health intelligences—mental, intuitive, emotional and somatic—must be the foundational part of your healing journey to create conditions which make the body miracle-prone. I think of the work of integrating them as I do a symphony that requires a conductor to arrange and harmonize the intelligences. I call the conductor the “inner pilot light”. For example, if we’re making medical decisions or any significant decision, it’s important to consult all the intelligences. Consider not only what the mind is telling you about what’s wise and smart and what the science shows, but what intuition is telling you about what might be in your best interests. Or consider what your gut or other aspects of your body are feeling. It’s not only the gut that can give us somatic intelligence. We can tune into various intelligences all over our body. Some healers I’ve met are finely tuned into this kind of intelligence to the point that they can ask a “yes” or “no” question and feel the answer somatically. They use this as one of the ways to guide themselves and their clients.

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What part does trauma play in sacred medicine? Although trauma as a cause of physical disease might be disputed by skeptics who resist information that contradicts their worldview, the body of scientific data linking psychological trauma and both pediatric and adult-onset disease is airtight. According to so many sources in the mainstream medical literature, anywhere from 60 to 80 percent of illnesses have stress-related emotional underpinnings. What causes stress? Trauma does. Linda Sechrist is Natural Awakenings senior staff writer. Connect at

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Food Dehydration Made Easy BEST WAYS TO PRESERVE THE HARVEST by Sheila Julson


Almost Anything Can be Dehydrated Many types of food can be dehydrated, including fruit, veggies, meat, fish, herbs and nuts. “It’s easier to say what can’t be dehydrated,” Cancler says. “The general rule is you don’t want to dehydrate food that has a high fat content, such as fatty meats or avocados.” They go rancid quickly during storage. While there are dehydrated, highfat foods sold commercially such as cheese, peanut butter and eggs, these are processed using special equipment and techniques that can’t be copied in a home kitchen. Sliced strawberries, chopped onions or celery are good foods for beginners. “People tend to throw those foods away a lot. They buy them and don’t use it all up before they spoil. Dehydrate leftover strawberries for snacks and dehydrate vegetables to use in soups or stews,” Cancler suggests.


rying food is the oldest known method of food preservation. Middle and Far Eastern cultures have used the sun and wind to dry foods since 12,000 B.C., according to the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP). Today, the easy availability of food dehydrators offers a convenient way to preserve the fall harvest. When done correctly, dehydrating food is a safe method for maintaining its original state, says Tracey Brigman, NCHFP associate director and University of Georgia clinical assistant professor. “Dehydrators remove the water content in foods, resulting in a low risk of bacteria and spoilage.” Unlike other food preservation methods such as canning or fermenting, dehydrating food does not require lots of special equipment, tools or skill. “Dehydrating food is super easy to do,” says Carole Cancler, the Hawaii-based author of the Complete Dehydrator Cookbook. “Drying food is more forgiving. You can’t make a lot of mistakes. Canning, if you do it wrong, can make everyone in your family sick.” The only caveat, Cancler says, is that food not thoroughly dried will get moldy. In humid environments, dehydrated foods must be kept tightly sealed to keep out moisture and prevent mold from forming. Julia Skinner, founder and director of, an online fermentation and food history company, adds that when foods are dehydrated, they shrink and therefore take up less storage space. “They’re great to pack for traveling or for small kitchens. Dehydrating can also concentrate some flavors, such as with dried tomatoes.”


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Getting Started Starter model home food dehydrators, often found at resale stores or rummage sales, can be purchased for about $50. Some have adjustable temperature settings for different kinds of foods. When purchased new, most food dehydrators include recipe booklets. When using a dehydrator, Skinner advises, turn it on to the appropriate setting and lay the food in a single layer on the trays provided, then let the dehydrator run for a few hours. She usually turns food halfway through to prevent sticking. Cancler says that in some cases an oven can be used to dehydrate food, but it isn’t the most cost-effective method. “I don’t recommend continued use of the oven, because depending on where you live and the type or size of food being dried, drying can take anywhere from eight to 36 hours. Running an electric or gas range for that long uses a lot of energy.” She says that ideal temperatures are 125 to 135 degrees, but most standard ovens only go as low as 170 degrees, which is too warm to dehydrate fruits or vegetables. “Then you must do wacky things like prop the door open to cool down the oven.” The exception, she says, is jerky: “It must be dried at a higher temperature, and lower-end food dehydrator models don’t get hot enough.” Sun-drying foods outdoors is risky, Brigman cautions, due to varied weather conditions. In addition, insects and air pollution have to be considered. “For safety reasons, consumers should really purchase a food dehydrator. While it may be a high cost when you begin dehydrating, if you are a serious food preserver, it will save you money in the long term,” she says. Sheila Julson is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.





AIR-DRYING FRESH HERBS Fresh herbs of choice (basil, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and dill are all good candidates) String (such as cotton baker’s twine) Rinse off the fresh herbs and pat them dry. Tie the herbs by the stems in small bunches. Hang them upside-down indoors and out of direct sunlight. Depending on the type of herb, they will take several days to a week or longer to dry. When dry, crush herbs with a mortar and pestle or in a clean coffee grinder. Store in glass jars with tight-fitting lids.

MANGO LEATHER YIELD: 8 FRUIT ROLLS FROM ABOUT 2, 14-INCHDIAMETER DRYER TRAYS 4 cups mango purée (from about 4 large, unripe mangoes) 1 cup clover honey ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground cloves Preheat electric dehydrator to 140° F. Wash and peel mangoes, chop roughly into chunks. Purée in blender until smooth. Pass purée through a food mill or sieve; discard any coarse fiber extracted in food mill. Add honey and spices to the purée and mix thoroughly. Lightly spray two fruit roll tray liners from an electric dehydrator with vegetable oil cooking spray. Spread mango mixture evenly to ¼-inch thickness on the trays. Position fruit roll liners on dryer trays and place in dehydrator. Dry continuously for about 10 hours. Maintain dehydrator air temperature steadily at 140° F. (Monitor the dehydrator air temperature periodically with a thermometer.) Remove trays from dehydrator when purée is dry, with no sticky areas (about 10 hours— this will be highly dependent on the relative humidity of the drying room). Test for dryness by touching gently in several places near the center of leather; no indentation should be evident. Peel leather from trays while still warm. Leave the second tray on the dehydrator while peeling the first leather, or re-warm leathers slightly in the dehydrator if they cool too much prior to peeling. Cut into quarters, lay on a piece of clean parchment paper about 1 to 2 inches longer at each end of the leather and roll into fruit leather rolls. When cool, twist the ends of the parchment paper tightly to close. Store fruit rolls in an airtight container for short-term storage, up to about 1 month. Leathers should be stored in a cool, dark dry place. For longer storage up to one year, place tightly wrapped rolls in the freezer. Source: National Center for Home Food Preservation September 2022


calendar of events THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Soul Alignment with Christy Arnott, LMT, RMT – 6:30pm-8pm. Reconnect with your purpose and passion as you realign with your Soul. This spiritual practice is guiding our human experience and evolving in new directions. Relearn your Soul’s function of protection, teaching, guiding, learning, creativity, and inspiration. Bring your favorite journal and join us for beverages at our herbal tea bar. $25. Pre-register:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Creative Craft Night – 6pm-9pm. bring a craft or try one of our mindful projects. $10. Location: 352 Main St, Durham. Register: EarthlyGoddess02@ Marketing for the Wellpreneur with Christy Arnott, LMT, RMT – 6:30pm-8pm. Calling all holistic practitioners, yoga instructors, healing arts wellness owners, massage therapists and energy healers! Are you looking to take your wellness business to the next level? Join Christy on the 1st Friday of the month for marketing expertise and guidance. Learn to navigate the newest social media trends, create free resources to build your content library, beef-up your email list & more! Your customers are just waiting for you to find them! $25. Pre-register:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Reiki Level I – In this class participants will be introduced to the history and general principles of Reiki, learn the basic hand positions for treatment, and will practice using Reiki on themselves and others in the class. Upon completion of the workshop each participant is given a Reiki Level 1 training manual and frameable certificate. $200. Pre-register:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Toning for Change: Vocal Toning Circle – 6:30pm-8pm. Learn to use your own voice to clear your body, mind, and soul of energy that no longer serves you. Feel the power of the group as we make sound for pure joy and healing. Bring a crystal bowl if you have one. More will be provided. If necessary, a crash course in toning with a crystal bowl will be given free of charge. $30 or Bring a buddy- Two for $20 (each). Walk-ins welcome. Serenity Room at Bridge Healing Arts Center, 304 Main. St, Farmington. RSVP Bradford 860-830-5841.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 The Power of Words with Katie Cavenagh – 6:30pm-8pm. In this 90-minute class you will uncover the truth of what you’ve been asking for. If life isn’t going the way you want it to, there’s a good chance you’re getting in your own way. Excavate your mind, body, and soul to discover what’s stopping, blocking, or sabotaging you, and how to supercharge your requests to bring miracles into every day of your life. Leave feeling inspired, empowered, and with a plan of action to manifest your dreams into reality. Cost is $50 per person. Pre-register:


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There are Angels amongst us – 6pm-9pm. Instructor: Cheryl Tuttle $30 All Materials included. Do you believe in Angels? Collage your own vision of your guardian angel. Lots of supplies and fun will be available. Location: 352 Main St, Durham. Register:

Sound Healing Meditation – 6pm-7pm. Join Special Guest musician Kevin O’Conner for a deeply restorative and activating Sound Healing Meditation and Yoga Nidra. Please Bring your own blanket, chair or yoga mat to sit on. Register via eventbrite: BridgeSoundBrad. Walk-ins welcome. $20. The Bridge Healing Arts Center, 304 Main St, Farmington. 860-404-2578,

Harvest Moon Fire Ceremony – 6:30pm-7:30pm. Fire ceremonies are central to shamanism (cleansing to the body, mind and soul). This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvest. Ceremonies include sound & the burning of flammable objects that have been infused by the breath or written words that we want to hand over to Spirit (e.g. our future intentions, past traumas & pains, our thanks to our teachers, or whatever needs to be given to Spirit at this time). Bring a mat, pillow, & blanket. Water and herbal tea will be available at no additional cost. Cost $20. Must pre-register. Register: Full Moon Meditation w/Gayle Franceschetti – 6:30pm-8:30pm. Align w/new energies of full moon. Opportunities for allowing spiritual energies to reach human hearts and minds. Tap into this vast pool of energy. $25. In person or On Zoom. 36 Cheshire Rd, Wallingford. 203-631-7803,

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 How to work with the Universe and Find purpose – 2pm-4pm. Other Metaphysical classes, please call to inquire. $33. 34 Jerome St, Bloomfield. RSVP: 323-782-9085.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Call for vendors: The Benefit Holistic Health Fair – 12pm-4pm. at the VFW Hall, 7 Northwest Drive, Plainville, CT as a fundraiser for the Plainville Food Pantry. We are now accepting vendors. Donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and paper goods will be collected at the door. Applications online: For more information, contact Shirley: 860-989-0033 or

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Crystals and Chakra Balancing with Lauri Ingram – 6pm-7pm. Learn how to use crystals to balance and harmonize your chakras. We will learn how to use a pendulum as well. Complementary workshop; kits will be available for purchase. 203-435-5650. Fertility Oasis, Wallingford. Young Living Essential Oils – 6:30pm-8pm. Help align your mind, body, spirit. Learn to take control of your and your pet’s health with therapeutic grade oils. Free class. 36 Cheshire Rd, Wallingford 203-631-7803 or

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Breath-Body-Mind (BBM) Basics: Virtual Training on Zoom – 9am-12pm. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the healing power of the breath and tools from the evidencedbased powerful program: Breath-Body-Mind™. These practices are easy to learn and can be utilized as part of a personal daily practice as well as a part of one’s clinical toolbox. During this introductory workshop, we will review the research behind these practices along with applications for different settings and populations. Participants will be invited to attend a free virtual practice session with the two facilitators following this training. 3 CECs. $60. For more information and to register go to: Creative Craft Night – 6pm-9pm. bring a craft or try one of our mindful projects. $10. Location: 352 Main St, Durham. Register: EarthlyGoddess02@

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Reiki Level II w/ Chip Downer – The Reiki II attunement provides a higher level of energy vibrations in the student. In this class we will review the information learned in Level 1 and students will learn 3 Reiki symbols. Upon completion of the class each participant is given a Reiki Level 2 training manual and frameable certificate. $300. Pre-register: Crystals and Chakra Balancing with Pendulums: with Lauri Ingram – 1pm. Learn how to use crystals to balance and harmonize your chakras. Complementary workshop; kits will be available for purchase. 696 Amity Rd, Bethany. 203-435-5650.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Reading Heals: Meet Best Local Authors for a Meet-n-Greet & Book Signing Event – 11am-3pm. Join us for a free event as we celebrate the healing powers of reading. Meet some of Connecticut’s most talented and gifted writers as we come together in community to inspire and experience an amazing selection of books. Mini energy and healing readings will be offered. Experience the center’s healing arts community, enjoy our herbal tea bar, and meet our favorite CT authors! No registration required. The Center for Higher Living, 130 Webster Square Rd, Berlin.

Reiki Class Level 1 – 10am-3:30pm. (Sundays, Sept 18 & 25). Learn Reiki for self-care and treatment of others. Participants will learn, the benefits, history, and precepts of Reiki. Ample time for practice while following CDC protocol. Small classes open for 3 participants at the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street, Middletown. Cost $160 members, $170 non-members. For more information, call 203-314-5401 or

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Crystal Sound Healing with Angel Card Messages – 6:30-8pm. Bradford Tilden and Karen Raymond offer this special gallery reading. Bradford with call in the angels with his voice and signs from his advanced training in Universal White Time. Karen will connect with the Angelic Realm & loved ones in spirit to deliver personal messages to each attendee. Bradford will intuit crystals to support the messages received. Crystals will be available for purchase. $44. The Bridge Healing Arts Center, 304 Main St, Farmington. Tickets through Eventbrite: 860-404-2578.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Mark Your Calendar: Are you a starseed? Incarnate Angel? ET? – Learn to heal like your cosmic brethren. Register soon for the fall semester of Universal White Time Healing begins with the Level 1 Energy Healing Class the weekend of September 23-25 followed by the Level 1 Gemstone Healing Class the weekend of October 22-23. Contact Bradford at Full details at Universal White Time Healing Level 1 – Fri: 6pm-9pm; Sat-Sun 9am-6:30pm. UWT is an advanced ET healing energy system that opens access to a wealth of knowledge and abilities already within you and gives tools and the power to heal yourself and others on a deep soul level. It is a manifestation of Light and Love that encourages one’s personal awakening and truth while working with all frequencies of color and time - past, present and future in one unit. $525 Register with $50 deposit: Braulttree Wellness Center, Higganum. 860-830-5841. Gallery Reading & Sound Healing with Katie Cavenagh – 6:30pm-8pm. Receive messages from Spirit with a shadow and light Oracle reading, followed by a deep, restorative sound healing session with bronze singing bowls, gongs, bells, and more. The group’s overall energy is read, with occasional messages for anyone that “needs to hear them”, and healing energy is sent to all throughout the reading. The sound session is designed to take you deeper into the messages, offering guidance, healing, wisdom, and connection. Bring a mat, pillow & blanket. Water and herbal tea will be available at no additional costs. Cost $65 per person. Pre-register:



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Monthly meditation and mindfulness gathering with Lauri Ingram – Join me for our monthly exploration of meditation topics. All are welcome! 696 Amity Rd, Bethany. 203-435-5650.

Reiki 1 Training for Mental Health Professionals – 9am-4:30pm. Trainers Sara Balkun, Gina Ferrara DMT, and Gina Goldstein, MS, LPC. Learn the history, theory, and application of Reiki, an ancient Japanese healing technique. In this special one-day training, we will explore energetic protection, pendulum work, ethics, the chakra system, and the step-by-step process for conducting a Reiki session. In addition to these foundational topics, we will discuss how Reiki can be used to prevent burnout and support the therapeutic process. Students will be attuned to Reiki energy, receive the Level 1 symbol, and have the opportunity to practice giving Reiki to themselves and others. Upon completion of this training, participants will be certified Reiki 1 practitioners. 7 CECs. $200. Register at

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 Preparing for Harvest: An Art journal Event with Lauri Ingram – 3pm. As we enter autumn, uncover what we are bringing to harvest through the art journal process of Cosmic Smashbooking. All are welcome! Supplies will be provided. Workshop is complementary; recording available. 696 Amity Rd, Bethany. 203-435-5650.

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sunday Sunday Guided Hikes – 1pm. Join a Nature Center guide on Sunday afternoons for fun, exercise, and learning about our trails! Free. Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center, 10 Deerfield Ln, Ansonia. Preregister:

Hand building & Sculpture for Adults – 6:30pm9pm. (Tuesdays, 9/20-11/8). Teacher: Marcy LaBella. $270 (8 weeks). Material Fee: Bag of clay $32 each as needed. Learn to create both functional and sculptural pottery using hand building techniques. pinch, slab, coil techniques as well as surface design textures and construction. Glazing, the use of underglazes and oxides will also be covered. Free Bench time from 5pm-6:30pm before each class. Location: 352 Main St, Durham. Register: For more info, visit



Post Bariatric Support Group – 1pm. (Group held on Mondays). This therapeutic group is for those who have had bariatric surgery (at any time) and are looking for support in continuing the lifestyle. Location: Wolf Spirit Wellness and Counseling Center, LLC 670 Main Street South Suite B2 Woodbury, CT 06798. Please contact 203-263-3175 for more information or to reserve your space now.

Exploratory Art- Grades K-thru 3 – 4pm5:30pm. (Wednesdays, 9/21-11/1,7 weeks). Teacher: Marcy LaBella. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of art materials in this studio arts class. Clay, collage, tempera, oil pastel, watercolor, and other craft mediums. Somedays there is time for a story! Projects are seasonal and change with each semester. $145 (8 weeks). All materials included. Location: 352 Main St, Durham. Register: For more info, visit

Painting for Adults – 1pm-3pm. (Mondays, 9/1911/7). Teacher: Marcy LaBella. This class is open to beginning and intermediate students. We will create both abstract and representational works. Students can choose to use either watercolor or acrylic media techniques, mindfulness, and each student will progress at their own pace while developing their own individual art style. Projects are based on the principles and elements of art. $240. Location: 352 Main St, Durham. Register: EarthlyGoddess02@ Jewelry Making – 6:30-8pm. (Mondays, 9/1911/7). Teacher: Cheryl Tuttle. Students will learn how to create earrings, necklaces, and more, All the basics; cutting metal, texturing metal, string beads, findings, wire wrapping, seed bead work, and cold connections will be covered. 352 Main St, Durham. Cost: $240 (8 Weeks). One-time Materials fee: $35. Register: Meditation Monday – 6pm. Meditation can wipe away the day’s stress, bringing with it inner peace. If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. And these benefits don’t end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and may help you manage symptoms. Free. The Center for Higher Living, 130 Webster Square Rd, Berlin.

tuesday Homeschool Art Expressions: K-4th grade – 11am-12:30pm. (Tuesdays, 9/27-11/15). Dress for a mess and lots of fun. Students will experience a variety of mediums including clay, markers, tempera, papers, pastels to create 2D and 3D projects; all while having a great time. Hands on project learning will be the focus with many ways of having ownership of their creative choices. $155 (8 weeks). All materials included. Location: 352 Main St, Durham. Regiser: EarthlyGoddess02@


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Qi Gong with Toby Henst – 6pm. Qi Gong involves using breathing exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being.Qi Gong has both psychological and physical components and involves the regulation of the mind, breath, and body’s movement and posture. $20. The Center for Higher Living, 130 Webster Square Rd, Berlin. Every 2nd Wednesday: White Time Experience – 6pm-8:30pm. (Sept 14). All are welcome to participate in this exclusive round-robin style healing circle featuring White Time Energy and Gemstone healing. Everyone gets a turn on the table to receive White Time energy and the featured gemstone treatment of the month. Guest facilitator Roslyn Brault. $30 Bring a buddy, two for $20 (each). Braulttree Wellness Center, Higganum. RSVP Roslyn: 860-573-3035.

The Caring Network: Free virtual support group through Microsoft Teams for adults who have lost a loved one – 6pm. (Thursdays, September 1 & September 15). Bridges Healthcare, 949 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. Information about grief and loss; facilitated open discussion. Adults do not need to register. The group is facilitated by a Bridges counselor and is sponsored by Bridges Healthcare and Cody-White Funeral Home. For more information, please call the Group Facilitator, Brooke Torres M.Ed., at 203-878-6365 ext. 480. or email Sound Healing Meditation – 6pm-7pm. (Sept 1, 15 & 29). Join Bradford Tilden every other Thursday for a deeply restorative and activating Sound Healing Meditation. He creates powerful sonic transmissions with his voice and crystal bowls for you to relax, recharge and release stress and unwanted energies from your body, mind, and field. Please Bring your own blanket, chair or yoga mat to sit on. Register via eventbrite: tinyurl. com/BridgeSoundBrad. Walk-ins welcome. $20. The Bridge Healing Arts Center, 304 Main St, Farmington. 860-404-2578,

friday Creative Craft Night – 6pm-9pm. (1st and 3rd Friday Nights each month). Join us for a creative evening of conversation and crafting in the spirit of the sewing bee. Bring a project or try one of ours. No art experience needed. $10. Drop in. No sign up required! All are welcome! RSVP: 203-314-1059. Location: 352 Main St, Durham.

saturday Creature Features – 12pm. Come to meet our furry, scaly, and feathery animal ambassadors. You’ll have the chance to touch and hold them in this Free family program for all ages. Ansonia Nature Ctr, 10 Deerfield Rd, Ansonia. For more information:

thursday Clay Pottery Hand-building for Tweens with Kathy Newell grades 4-8 – 4pm 5:30pm. (Thursdays, 9/30-11/18). Kids learn to create hand built pottery using pinch, coil and slab methods. They learn the use of pottery tools and forming and joining techniques to create useable pottery and whimsies. The proper way to glaze and finish work is also covered. Lots of Creative Fun! $165 (8 weeks). Includes all materials. Location: 352 Main St, Durham. Register: EarthlyGoddess02@

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Applied Kinesiology i s a n e u r o logical evaluation to find and treat dysfunction. Different because it addresses causes instead of chasing pains, Dr. Healy tests if a therapy alleviates dysfunction, finding immediate answers as to which provides the most improvement. Chiropractic, craniosacral, myofascial and acupressure are among the therapies Dr. Healy uses. Generally, no single cure exists as disease and dysfunction typically involve multiple areas of the body. The goal of any therapy—physical, chemical, or emotional—is to improve function; a combination of therapies typically yields the best results. See ad on page 21.

LAURA WERNICK DARC, CAC 203-850-5207 25 + years of experience Reiki Certified In-person and via Zoom

Together, using different counseling theories and tactics, we will explore and understand the obstacles holding you back from your best life. I use empathy, humor, and encouragement to guide and support you through this experience. Specializing in working with adolescents, adults, and families to address issues related to substance use/abuse, depression, and anxiety.

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Lynda Mettler, ACC Transformation Coach & Reiki Master Milford, CT 203-623-6066 I shift clients from self-doubt to confidence, and from innercriticism to self-compassion with a unique blend of “parts work,” meditation and life coaching to uncover the person they truly are beneath the mistruths they’ve been taught.This work brings lasting change.


Angela Amendola, LMT #004570 BOARD CERTIFIED #504545-06 North Haven, CT 203-435-5925




The Blue Buddha – Integrative Massage, exclusively for women. Offering individualized no-rush massage that balances your physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing through the mindful application of Western and Eastern techniques. Inspired by years of meditative discipline, providing a deep level of sensitivity and awareness to assist individuals in achieving greater relaxation and healing. Pre and postnatal massage, grief and stress relief, injury and recovery, wellness and relaxation massage.

MASSAGE THERAPIST A MOMENT IN TIME MASSAGE, LLC Jill Andrzejewski LMT #9900, RMT & Psychic 3490 Whitney Avenue, Suite 205 Hamden, CT 203-909-1108

I use a holistic approach to treat my clients—We work as a team, setting goals to move forward to get you where you wish to be physically, mentally and spiritually. My intention is to empower people to empower themselves. I am an advocate for gentle stretching, crystals and breath work to maintain a feeling of being grounded and calm. Services available: massage, 30-minute sessions for chronic pain management, Reiki, chakra balancing, angel tarot, oracle card readings, couples Reiki, foot baths with hand made all natural herbal ingredients, group events and classes. A Moment In Time Treasures items available for purchase. Sessions available by appointment only.


April Beaman Main Office: 11 Melrose Dr. Farmington, CT Satellite Offices: Glastonbury, CT, Hamden, CT, Westport, CT, Hadley, MA 860-415-1150 CT Thermography specializes in medical thermal imaging, also known as thermography. Thermography is the use and study of thermograms for detecting and measuring variations of heat emitted from the surface of the body. A thermogram is produced by a highly sensitive, infrared camera that accurately maps temperature variations which are then analyzed by Board Certified physicians known as thermologists. Thermography screenings are effective to assess and monitor whole body health and can aid in the detection of inflammation, disease processes and cancer. Furthermore, this health screening tool is noninvasive, radiation-free and does not involve any contact with the body. See ad on page 6.

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My service provides transformative energy work helping clients resolve the traumas, pain, shame, and struggles of the past. They experience new self-value and mattering, feel more vitality, happiness and joy with which to enjoy life and dream the future.


787 Main St, S Woodbury, CT 203-586-1172 Combining an array of natural therapies that have been used since ancient times with today’s technology, Salt of the Earth Spa provides a sanctuary for deep transformations, healing and grounding for Mind, Body and Spirit.

696 Amity Road, Unit B-1 Bethany, CT 203-435-5650 As an ordained interfaith/ interspiritual minister, I believe there is much to learn as we journey through life. It begins with openness, curiosity, and deep self-compassion. My commitment is to using my life skills, experience, and training to create safe and sacred space for self-discovery through various modalities, including meditation, crystals, color and art journaling.


Roslyn N. Carrier-Brault MA, UWTH, CHT, RMT Three Oaks Plaza 415 Killingworth Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 9A Higganum, CT 860-344-9573 As a student and fellow Lightworker of Bradford W. Tilden, in 2020, Roslyn established Braulttree Wellness Center (BWC), where she, her husband, William Brault, and the subleasing practitioners offer Universal White Time hands-on healing sessions. Roslyn enjoys working with people and their pets, using a wide variety of holistic modalities, such as Lemurian Crystals, Crystal and Mineral Lays, Universal White Time Healing (UWTH), and Essential Oil. Roslyn is a gifted healer and empath, who has over 25 years of experience as a Reiki Master Teacher, who now exclusively works within the higher vibrational energy of UWTH. BWC provides a safe space that supports and meets each client where they are within their path of self-care and healing. Roslyn’s outreach services include intuitive pet care services and intuitive dog training, and fine art photography, Additionally, BWC provides a venue for fellow practitioners to offer small, safe wellness classes and workshops.

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Rev. Bradford Tilden, MM, CMT, UWT 860-830-5841 My goal is to empower you to develop spiritually and professionally. I offer sessions and teach certification classes in Universal White Time (UWT), Lemurian Intuitive, Crystal, and Sound Healing, transformational voice coaching, and guided visualization. I use these techniques, and more to help you to obtain authentic expression, empowerment, and transformation. You can purchase personally attuned crystals, through me. My clients and students gain a renewed clarity and a sense of purpose in working with me.


Shirley Prendergast, CTT, INHC 380 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT 705 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 203-915-9712

Choosing B Well Thermography is a step in the right direction for Early Detection and Prevention. Thermography testing is a radiation-free, state-of-the-art screening procedure that captures heat images of the breast to aid in the early detection of cancer and fibrocystic breast disease. As a Health Coach, I use the holistic approach when working with patients to achieve optimal health. See ad on page 17.


Elm City Wellness is an independent, womanowned wellness center with a focus on community healing. Services include a variety of skilled massage, CBD massage, community and private acupuncture, Reiki, craniosacral therapy and organic skin care, including signature, microderm and high frequency facials. Skilled therapists specifically tailor each and every session. Our wellness store features local products, candles, wellness supplies and books, smudge kits and a large range of third-party tested, pharmaceutical grade CBD products. See page 19.



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