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Afirmaciones de Gratitud Diarias para Puerto Rico Yo estoy agradecid@ porque Puerto Rico esta rodeado de amor; ¡Puerto Rico ES amor! Doy gracias porque Puerto Rico esta superándose y floreciendo emocional, financiera, espiritual y físicamente. Doy gracias porque la naturaleza al igual que cada familia en la isla se recupera facilmente y todos las necesidades son satisfechas instantáneamente. Yo estoy agradecid@ porque las agencias locales y federales trabajan efectiva y diligentemente para apoyar a cada familia de la isla. Yo estoy agradecid@ porque todas las agencias [gobierno, salud y educación] están operando efectivamente proveyendo a todos exactamente lo que quieren y necesitan. Yo estoy agradecid@ porque las compañías de utilidades y comunicaciones estan operando eficientemente y creando nuevas y mejores soluciones efectivas para sus clientes. Yo estoy agradecid@ porque se están implementando alternativas sustentables alrededor de la isla para proveer soluciones de energía limpia y renovable. Yo estoy agradecid@ porque este evento nos une a todos los puertorriqueños y transforma nuestras vidas. Nos unimos y crecemos exponencialmente como comunidad mientras elevamos nuestra conciencia y trascendemos esta experiencia. Transformamos esta experiencia en un futuro que es próspero y feliz para todos.

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nother year gone! Oh 2017! What a year! For me personally has been one of unexpected twists and turns, of pain, agitation and of course of much growth. But I know I have not been the only one. We’ve all been challenged tremendously this year. Seems like the whole year we’ve been surrounded by bad news and tragedies. From Mother Earth’s scream for attention through earthquakes, hurricanes and fires, trying to wake us up into once and for all realizing we will the ones responsible for our own extiction to the unimaginable decisions of the lunatic President of the US that go against all human rights, values, morals AND against our Mother Earth. It is quite hard to find peace within these days as our island is suffering from lack of support and conflict is all around us, with differing opinions and unsound decisions by the government both in our island and the US, causing much arguments and unease. Thousands of people still without power, water or basic needs. The #puertoricoselevanta starts turning into a bitterweet slogan for most that after almost three months can’t see still the light at the end of the tunnel. In the article Peace on Earth you’ll find some tips on how we can take the inevitable conflict in our lives and resolve it in a healthy and meaningful way. As the holiday season approaches, tension starts to build for many. Between trying to find the perfect gift, the demands of being present at friends and family gatherings, or the emptiness created from the loss of a loved one, the true meaning of Christmas can easily get blurred away. In our Healing Ways section we bring you some tips on how to get the most out of this time of year and start 2018 on healthier foot. As you’ll read in Wise Words about the power of group intention, we’d like to share with you a list of Gratitude Affirmations we created for our island (See next page for english version or page 4 for spanish). We invite you to read them out loud each day. Together we can create magic, we can heal our island and our people. I intend you all have an amazing Christmas season. May love, peace and joy reign in your hearts. May we all cherish each moment and the blessing of being alive. Looking forward to a better year for all. Thanks for reading us. May the light in me be with the light in you...Namaste!

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Raising Connected, Confident Kids by Judith Fertig

18 PETS ¤ MUSIC Each Species Grooves to Its Own Beat by Sandra Murphy


HOLISTIC ATHLETES The New Face of Sports Medicine by Marlaina Donato


22 12 HAPPY HOLIDAY TIPS How to Really Enjoy the Season by Dianne Bischoff James

24 THE GIFTS OF CITRUS Colorful Good Health in Holiday Dishes by Judith Fertig

28 PEACE ON EARTH Conflict Resolutions that Work to Bridge Divides by Linda Sechrist


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Puerto Rico Gratitude Affirmations Repeat these out loud each day with all your heart and see them manifest! I am so grateful, Puerto Rico is surrounded by love; Puerto Rico is love! I am so grateful that Puerto Rico is thriving and flourishing in every way, emotionally, financially, spiritually and physically. I am so grateful that all of nature as well as every family in PR recovers effortlessly and all desires are satisfied instantly. I am so grateful local and federal agencies are working effectively and diligently to support every family. I am so grateful health, educational and all government agencies are operating effectively giving everyone exactly what they want. I am so grateful communication systems and utilities companies are operating and creating new and more effective solutions for their customers than ever before. I am so grateful sustainable solutions are implemented around the island providing clean and environmentally sound solutions to traditional systems. I am so grateful this event unites every Puerto Rican and transforms our lives. We bond and grow exponentially as a community while elevating our consciousness and transcending this experience. We transform this experience into a future that is prosperous and joyful for all. December 2017




Milk Chocolate Also Benefits Heart Health


igh-cacao dark chocolate contains high levels of flavanol, a compound known for its heart health benefits, but less is known about diluted foods such as milk chocolate candy. Harvard researchers followed 55,502 subjects for 13 years, comparing levels of high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease to lifestyle traits. They found those eating one to three servings of chocolate a month (including milk chocolate) displayed a 10 percent lower risk of irregular heartbeat than those eating an ounce or less a month. Eating one serving per week of chocolate yielded a 17 percent lower risk and two to six servings a week 20 percent, and then leveled off after eating one or more servings per day. “Eating excessive amounts of chocolate is not recommended, because many chocolate products are high in calories from sugar and fat, and could lead to weight gain and other metabolic problems,� advises Elizabeth Mostofsky, author of the study.

GUT BACTERIA IMBALANCE LINKED TO CHRONIC FATIGUE Fifty healthy patients and 50 with chronic fatigue syndrome were tested for bacteria and immune molecules by researchers from Columbia University. They discovered that imbalances in the levels of certain gut bacteria are prevalent in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome, a disorder often accompanied by extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain, cognitive issues and insomnia.

Pink Noise While Asleep Helps Memory


esearchers from Northwestern University have found that acoustic stimulation using pink noise (random sound with more low frequencies than white noise) increases slow-wave brain activity, thus improving sleep-dependent memory retention. Thirteen mature adults completed two nights of sleep; one with the pink noise and one without, in random order. Specific brainwave activity increased during the periods when the pink noise was being delivered, suggesting that it could help older adults preserve some memory functions.


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DEAR DIARY COMFORTS THE ELDERLY A UK study of 19 elderly volunteers participating in a 12-week training program for providing companionship to dying patients showed that considering their own views about death and dying is an important component of serving in this role. Evaluation of the trainees’ diary entries focused on key themes such as reflections about dying alone, the importance of being present, self-awareness, personal loss, the meaning of life, self-preservation and coping strategies.



erman researchers studied the correlation between cardiac arrhythmia and alcohol consumption by monitoring 3,000 middle-aged volunteers for 16 days during Oktoberfest. Portable electrocardiographs and breathalyzer machines tested for heart activity and breath alcohol concentration. Arrhythmia showed up in 30 percent of the participants, significantly higher than an estimated 4 percent or less among the general population according to an earlier study. An irregular heartbeat often causes discomfort in the short term and possible heart failure and stroke later. December 2017




Long-Term Cell Phone Use a Health Risk


esearchers at Orebro University, in Sweden, conducted a review of research reported since 1965 on the incidence of glioma brain cancer with continued use of cell phones. They found that the highest cumulative exposures to cell phone radiation correlated with a 90 percent increase in the risk of glioma cancer. The risk increased with time; after 10 years of cell phone use, it increased by 62 percent and doubled after 20 years.

Naps Boost Toddler Talk


esearchers from the University of Oxford, in the UK, have found that infants that take more daytime naps tend to develop a larger vocabulary at an earlier age than their peers by examining sleeping patterns of 246 babies between the ages of 7 months and 3 years for 10 days. Parents also completed a language analysis at the start of the study and three and six months later to determine how many words each child understood from a list 416 words typically learned in infancy. Infants that napped more frequently during the day performed better on both understanding and expressing vocabulary than the others.


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Boston researchers found a reduction in depressive symptoms among people that practice tai chi via 50 ChineseAmericans diagnosed with depression. They were divided into three groups. One group participated in tai

chi sessions twice a week and were encouraged to practice the movements at home three times a week. Another group attended twice weekly depression education sessions and a third served as the control group. After 12 weeks, the tai chi group reported significant improvements in depression symptoms, which continued after the study was completed, measured at 24 weeks.


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New Tech May Relieve Elder Isolation

Approximately a third of those older than 65 and half of elders at least 85 live alone, as do many people with illnesses and mental disorders. All can suffer from feelings of profound loneliness. Emerging virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies provide avenues to alleviate such isolation, instilling contentment, peace of mind, enrichment, fun, a sense of companionship and contributing to physical and mental health. Instead of passively watching TV, seniors can travel virtually to World Heritage sites, revisit old haunts or even attend family events they would otherwise miss. In terms of benefits attained, VR is predicted to measurably improve seniors’ quality of life. Healthcare applications of AI and telemedicine include reminders to eat, be active or take medications, perhaps assisted by a robotic companion that can share information with practitioners, children, caregivers and emergency personnel. Social applications include helping to form and maintain social connections. It may also serve as a personal concierge by reminding seniors of appointments, playing games with them and initiating dialogue to spark outward engagement.

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Chimps, Zebrafish and Birds Communicate Like We Do Chimps, orangutans and bonobo apes are now known to be capable of understanding what others are thinking and recognize human thoughts, an ability once thought to be impossible. A team led by Christopher Krupenye, of Duke University, had apes take part in a visual experiment where they watched videos on a monitor while their gaze was being tracked. They discovered an anticipation of events that went beyond the visual cues presented. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has determined that zebrafish are social animals, similar to humans and other mammals— they form friendships, experience positive emotions and have individual personalities. The group advises people that eat fish or keep them as pets to consider the moral implications. Honey hunters in sub-Saharan Africa have a unique form of communication with honeyguide birds that fly ahead to point out beehives which the hunters raid, leaving wax for the birds to eat. A study in the journal Science reports that they listen for a specific call made by their human collaborators. Dr. Claire Spottiswoode, of the University of Cambridge, in England, and University of Cape Town, in South Africa, observes, “It seems to be a two-way conversation between our own species and a wild animal.” 12



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Tree Tally

Digitalizing Data Helps Rainforest Census The Amazon rainforest is thought to harbor a greater diversity of trees than anywhere else on Earth, but the exact number has long been a mystery. In 2013, scientists estimated that the number of species was around 16,000, but no actual count had been done. In a new paper in Scientific Reports, researchers delved into museum collections from around the world to confirm the current number of tree species recorded in the Amazon and assess possibilities of those yet to be discovered. “Since 1900, between 50 and 200 new trees have been discovered in the Amazon every year,” notes Nigel Pitman, a Mellon senior conservation ecologist with the Field Museum. “Our analysis suggests that we won’t finish discovering new tree species there for three more centuries.” The study relied upon the digitization of museum collections data— photographs and digital records—of the specimens housed there and shared worldwide through aggregator sites like “It gives scientists a better sense of what’s actually growing in the Amazon Basin, aiding conservation efforts,” says Pitman.

Senior Sisterhood

New Options for Independent Co-Housing For 20 years, Maria Brenton, an outspoken proponent of older people living independently, has been campaigning and planning for the opening of a different kind of retirement home run by its residents, supporting each other through old age. She says, “Attitudes to older people in this country are out of date. Most members of the older population don’t wish to have everything done for them.” She attests that institutions and agencies dealing with older people encourage dependency and are patronizing and paternalistic. “Older people internalize it, and they learn to wait for people to do things for them,” advises Brenton. New Ground, in Barnet, North London, is the first UK cohousing development set up just for older women, with 26 women from age 50 to 87. Also in London, The Collective has created something similar with enhanced amenities such as a cinema room and a launderette with a disco ball. WeWork is an American company that has set up communal offices, and recently established WeLive, in New York City.

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Microplastic Mess Threatens World Oceans Scientists from the University of Hull and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have published research in the journal Science of the Total Environment showing levels of microplastics are five times higher in the Antarctic than previous estimates. Co-author Dr. Claire Waluda, a BAS biologist, says, “We have monitored the presence of large plastic items in Antarctica for more than 30 years. While we know that bigger pieces can be ingested by seabirds or cause entanglements in seals, the effects of microplastics on marine animals in the Southern Ocean are as yet unknown.” The tiny beads of plastic come from cosmetics or are shreddings from larger plastic items like clothing or bottles. According to United Nations sources, they may number as many as 51 trillion particles across the seafloor, throughout the oceans and on beaches worldwide. They are considered a serious threat to marine life in general. More international monitoring of the situation is needed, including a requirement for all polar research stations to provide waste treatment options. For more information, see

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PETS ¤ MUSIC Each Species Grooves to Its Own Beat by Sandra Murphy


the same music.” ust as dogs’ and cats’ noses are Sally Morgan, a physical theramore efficient than ours, they also pist and advanced certified Tellington have better hearing, reacting to a broader and higher range of frequencies TTouch practitioner in Northampton, Massachusetts, who has enjoyed freeand vibrations. style performance rid “We sense our world from where ing, says, “I liked to our ears are. Our plane is generally play our songs in the five to six feet high; animals closer to barn. Five CD playthe ground hear things differently,” says ers can keep horses Janet Marlow, founder and CEO of Pet relaxed most of the Acoustics, in Washington Depot, Conday. They don’t like necticut. The internationally renowned country-western musician, composer and sound bemusic; it’s often sad haviorist has invented species-specific music based on her 30 years of He could tell by the way and research. animals walked that they in the Humans hear up to 23,000 were keeping time to some wrong cadence. Hertz (Hz), which kind of music. Maybe it Classical mudiffers substanwas the song in their own sic like Bach tially from that is calming. of many other hearts that they walked to. When I creatures (lsu. played Pachedu/deafness/ ~Laura Adams Armer elbel’s HearingRange. Canon in D on html). A Hertz is my flute, my a standard unit of Morgan gelding, Ten Penny Moonfrequency set at one cycle per second. shine, listened for hours.”

Horses Hear Up to 33,500 Hz Marlow found that horses prefer rhythmic pieces matching their natural movements. “When a Tennessee walking horse breeder played music during a birth, the foal and mother recovered faster than usual.” After that, “The horses ran to the barn upon hearing 16

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Dogs Hear Up to 45,000 Hz “People hear in stereo, animals in mono,” says Marlow. It’s why dogs tilt their heads left to right—to allow more sound waves into their ears—collecting information from various angles. Sound frequency and intensity keeps an animal alive in nature; they learn to flee in another direction, not analyze. Separation anxiety is often due to a

sound the dog doesn’t recognize, Marlow explains. Sound triggers behavior, whether good or bad, as dogs relax or are stressed. Music releases tension from their being ever-vigilant as seen in their posture. To understand what a dog hears, sit or crawl on the floor. Electronic speakers are usually positioned at heights conducive for our ears, not theirs. “For the holidays, my dogs and horses like We Three Kings, The Holly and the Ivy and especially Greensleeves for their baroque roots and repeating patterns,” notes Morgan.

Cats Hear Up to 64,000 Hz Marlow credits her cat, Osborn, with inspiring her interest in music for animals. When Osborn was injured, she visited the veterinary hospital and sang to him to keep him calm. Her home state’s Litchfield Veterinary Hospital became her initial testing ground for species-specific music. “We use Pet Acoustics music boxes in the cat ward, recovery rooms and exam rooms,” says Heather Florkowski, a certified technician at the facility. “In our experience, stress inhibits the healing process. Like people, animals are anxious when ill and visiting the

doctor’s office. Music helps ease their stress. At home, when I move the music box to another room, my dog follows it.” “During a TTouch session, cats are completely relaxed when I play New Age music for them,” says Morgan. “Pick music that fits the cat’s personality. You can tell what they like from their body language; it’s not always what you’d expect.”

At home, they’re often solitary. “Birds are the most musical and communicative of all animals,” remarks Marlow. “Without companionship, birds can get neurotic and pull their feathers out. Provide a sense of the outdoors by including nature sounds in played music.” “Animals need us to be aware of their hearing,” Marlow advises. “Holistic pet people have addressed improved diet and medical procedures. Understanding how music supports their well-being also enables us to better care for them.” Connect with Sandra Murphy at

Aquarium Fish Hear Up to 3,000 Hz “Fish are frantic animals that must always anticipate their next meal,” says Sam Williamson, a former marine biologist in Edinburgh, Scotland. “When I started playing classical music at feeding time, I noticed my three betas became calmer. A piece by Benjamin Britten, started two minutes before feeding, led to them expect food only when the music played.”

Domesticated Birds Hear Up to 8,500 Hz In the wild, birds are part of a flock.

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How do parents know if they’re on the right track?

AWAKE PARENTING Raising Connected, Confident Kids by Judith Fertig


ne of the greatest challenges parents face is connecting with their children in deep and meaningful ways. The aim of awakened families is to raise strong and emotionally resilient children. Parenting expert and clinical psychologist Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., author of The Conscious Parent: Transforming


Ourselves, Empowering Our Children and The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting, offers mindful approaches to benefit the family—and the community. Via her practice in New York City, appearances on Oprah and online courses, Tsabary provides awareness, skills and strategies to revolutionize families. She posts videos and blogs at  

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To be awakened or conscious means to realize that we carry emotional baggage and conditioning from childhood that affects our relationship with our children. Our old ways of thinking and being from our own childhood shape the manner in which we react and interact today. Awakened parents are constantly evolving into their truest and most authentic selves. When parents undertake a daily practice of mindfulness and awareness, they begin to extricate themselves from blind reactivity to see how every problem with their children is a call to their own awakening. Parents will know they are on the right track because they will connect more with their children, empowering them to think and live autonomously—separate from a parent’s fantasies and expectations.

How can each family member connect with their true self?

Parents need to understand that the path to creating a connected relationship with their children is to first create one with themselves. Realizing this, they consider their own inner growth a high priority. Children need to learn who they are and what they really enjoy. Parents can help by allowing children to just sit by themselves. If inundated with activities and subjected to numerous lessons, how can young people hope to recognize their authentic voice amid the din of all this “doing”?

nothing to do with a child’s behavior. When they can see the internal link, they can begin to make the transformations they need. As a parent, I have learned that my role is to step aside, stay in infinite possibility, heal my own wounds, fill my own bucket and let my child fly.  

How do children benefit from conscious or awakened parenting? Conscious parenting mandates that we place the task of connecting with our children front and center, especially before correcting them. Admonishing and punishing them becomes secondary to the main imperative of conscious connection. It’s crucial we realize we aren’t raising a “mini-me”, but a spirit throbbing with its own signature. Thus, it’s vital to separate in our mind who we are from who each child is. Children aren’t ours to possess or own in any way. When we know this in the depths of our soul, we tailor their raising to their needs, rather than molding them to fit our needs. Children raised in this way grow up to be fearless and infinitely resilient, knowing that their purpose in life is to live in their most authentic and true way. Conflicts decrease and conscious, connected communication increases.   

What can parents do when they fall back into old

How can closer, awakened families co-create a better world via the ripple effect?

patterns, shaming children or doing other things that create distance? When this happens, parents need to sit with themselves and look deeply within, asking: “What is it about me that feels the need to deride, scorn and shame my children?” In such introspection, they might discover triggers from old wounds that have

When children grow up feeling connected with their parents and deeply seen by them, they march into the outer world feeling self-confident and aware of who they truly are, secure in their own inherent inner-connectivity. Children raised in this manner naturally help advocate for peace and harmony in all of their relationships; incidents of bullying, anxiety and discrediting one’s self and others decrease exponentially. Judith Fertig is a freelance writer from Overland Park, KS (

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The New Face of Sports Medicine by Marlaina Donato

From college athletics to Olympic training, sports medicine has a new, holistic face.


oaches and athletes nationwide are attributing quicker recovery time, less inflammation and better focus to a whole body approach to health care. A nutrient-dense diet tailored to individual needs is at the


heart of overall fitness. Like Venus Williams and Tom Brady, tennis and football superstars who prefer raw vegan and organic whole foods, respectively, many of today’s outstanding athletes choose to eat clean and

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Paralympic snowboard cross racer gold medalist, world champion and International Ski Federation para Nordic World Cup gold medalist Evan Strong, of Nevada City, California, was raised on an organic farm in Hawaii and continues to adopt many holistic practices. “I have a superfood smoothie every day. Liquid food helps me feel lighter and I have more usable energy for training,” says Strong. His regimen also includes organic produce, sprouted grains, occasional raw goat milk products, homeopathic formulas and wildcrafted medicinal herbs. Strong credits achieving his personal best to a healthy lifestyle and recovery from an automobile accident that led to amputation of his lower left leg as a teen. “After the accident, my family and I opened a raw vegetarian restaurant. We produced as many cultured foods as possible—sauerkraut, kombucha and kefir. Improving my gut health gave me the biggest strides in healing. Yoga and meditation also contributed. It all saved me.” Six-time Ironman triathlete, U.S. Senior Olympic gold medalist and marathoner Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., of Honolulu, attributes surviving stage IV breast cancer primarily to her low-fat vegan diet. Already an avid runner and nutritionally conscious, Heidrich was

shocked to hear the diagnosis. “I was 47 years old when I was told the results of the biopsy. I thought I was going to die because of the symptoms I was experiencing,” recalls the 82-year-old, who not only beat multiple malignancies without chemotherapy or radiation, but was the first cancer patient to complete an Ironman Triathlon. This “Ironlady’s” holistic approach includes a whole food, 100 percent plantbased diet, featuring oats, quinoa and brown rice. “When we give our body its proper fuel, it will function at its optimal level,” remarks Heidrich, who has dedicated her life to re-educating others about diet and investing in her ongoing athletic achievements.

pivotal times in my life and career, but I always approached it with the intention to be proactive, rather than being reactive,” advises Coughlin. For Strong, confronting tragedy with the right attitude offers possibility. “Thirteen years ago, I was hit by a car and lost my leg, but now I see that moment as a blessing instead of a curse. It was a hardship that tested my limits, but in the end, it propelled

me to achieving dreams I didn’t even know I had.” Nearly four decades after her grim diagnosis, Heidrich embodies hope for all of us when she says, “It is never too late to adopt a better way.” Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at

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Maintaining good habits while traveling can be challenging. Strong adds healthy salts to structure his drinking water and brings along superfoods such as green vegetable powders to use when he can’t access organic produce. To optimize his air quality while away from home, Strong uses a personalized air purifier that creates ozone. San Francisco-based, three-time Olympic swimming gold medalist and world champion Natalie Coughlin remains dedicated to better diet choices without deprivation. “When I travel, I always bring my own snacks. I like dark chocolate-covered almonds, a natural sweet that also supplies protein and fiber. To stay hydrated, I drink herbal teas, especially mint,” says Coughlin, who also incorporates a tart green smoothie every morning with kale, parsley, collards, celery, citrus and frozen pineapple. At home, “I like to be informed about where my meat comes from and how the conditions are for the animal. If I roast a chicken, I will use every part, including the bones, to make a stock,” she says. Her holistic approach includes a consistent yoga regimen, meditation and application of essential oils.

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Do Nothing for 15 Minutes It’s amazing how refreshed we feel when we take a few minutes to sit in a comfortable chair and simply experience a moment of stillness. Inner quiet allows the mind to relax and reinvest energy in the body, so we can return to holiday activities with renewed zest.

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How to Really Enjoy the Season by Dianne Bischoff James


eelings of comfort and joy can seem elusive when the holiday to-do list looms or runs amok. The season can seem more like an endless burden than a parade of cheerful events and glad tidings. Amidst celebratory chaos, these simple rules will help restore inner peace and create greater happiness.


Eschew Perfection Guests are much more interested in filling their stomachs with great

food than judging the scuff marks and wall dings. The perfection of the season is found in the special moments when families and friends sit down together.


Pay Attention to the Smiles The approaching holidays encourage more shared smiles, kind words and thoughtful gestures. While out and about, look for the grins and well wishes. Hold the door open for others and offer a friendly greeting to store clerks. We’ll find ourselves smiling even more, because

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Give Each Person a Special Gift Think of something thoughtful that both the giver and receiver enjoy doing together and write a promissory note for the shared experience, such as a free backrub, a day spent downtown, a personal manicure or a movie the other person wants to see.


Take Advantage of Extended Shopping Hours To avoid crowds and lines, schedule a late-night power-shopping trip. This is the easiest way to manage a department store visit with sanity, have easy access to the shelves and get immediate service.


Take a Holiday Binge Day Designate a day with no limits and no self-judgment. For anyone that mentally monitors their calories or sweets, claim a binge day out loud with permission for total holiday munching freedom. The next day, we can reinstate discipline.


Sing While We Work Nothing makes meal preparation tasks go faster than crooning along to our favorite carols. Turn up Susan Boyle’s O Holy Night and soon your lungs will be full of air, your heart filled with sentiment, and the turkey stuffed with seasonal goodness will be ready to go into the oven.


Express Feelings in a Healthy Way Family gatherings can sometimes test our boundaries and patience. Avoid repressing feelings by finding a way to speak a personal truth in the moment, in a calm and healthy fashion. It’s better than returning home stewing about what we wish we could or should have said.


Assign Roles to Household Helpers The holiday load is lighter when everyone pitches in. Assign specific roles to household members with clear responsibilities, from taking out the garbage to setting the table and washing up.


Leave Some Tasks for Later It’s unrealistic to think the house has to be in perfect order after festive gatherings. After guests leave, put the leftovers in the fridge and watch a movie. Cleanup will feel easier and faster after a good night’s rest.


Express Gratitude at the Table Loving feelings can never be expressed enough, so use the holiday as an opportunity to tell others how important they are to you. Create a heartfelt moment at the table by sharing at least one thing that you’re truly grateful for, and ask everyone else to do the same.


Go Outside for Fun in Nature Hiking in a nearby forest preserve, skating, sledding or building a snow fort with the kids not only burns energy, but is emotionally exhilarating for the whole family. Pick an outdoor activity, don appropriate togs, and share in the laughter and serenity of a sparkling winter day.

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THE GIFTS OF CITRUS Colorful Good Health in Holiday Dishes by Judith Fertig


inter citrus fruits that arrive in a gift basket or show up on sale at the grocer present a welcome bright spot on winter’s darker days. Valencia and blood oranges, limes and Meyer lemons are delicious in their own right, and deserve their place on the breakfast table. Yet there are many other intriguing ways to enjoy them in vinaigrettes, salads, main dishes, baked goods and desserts. Winter citrus is full of health benefits, just when we need them most: during the busy holiday season. To start, they help bolster our immune system,

guarding against colds or helping us recover faster. Their high vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, content is water soluble. According to a comprehensive study by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, a daily intake of 400 milligrams of vitamin C can halve the incidence of colds in adults and cut their duration by 14 percent. The flavonoid hesperidin in citrus helps boost “good” HDL cholesterol and lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, report researchers in the Journal of Nutrition. In a new study in Nutritional Neuroscience, hesperidin in citrus also

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was found to ameliorate brain deterioration found in Alzheimer’s patients. Other studies further show that the grapefruit diet wasn’t wrong; eating half a fresh grapefruit before each meal can help us lose weight. In a study conducted at the Scripps Clinic, in La Jolla, California, and published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers put overweight volunteers on an exercise plan for 12 weeks and asked them to eat either half a fresh grapefruit or drink apple juice and pop a placebo pill before each meal. The grapefruit group dropped an average of three-and-a-half pounds, compared to only one-half pound for the apple group.

citrus groves between the Atlantic Coast and Indian River. “Winters meant Dad’s workbench in the garage groaning under the weight of brown paper grocery bags filled to bursting with navels, tangerines, grapefruits, Valencias and tangelos,” writes Schler. “I fondly recall trips in the old green station wagon to the groves on chilly weekend mornings where we could pick them ourselves.” Today, Schler and her husband own and operate the boutique Hotel Diderot, in Chinon, France, where life’s a feast—especially during citrus season. Judith Fertig writes cookbooks and foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (

Zesty Citrus Holiday Recipes Moroccan Spiced Orange Slices with Orange Blossom Water

Slice each orange across the core into ¼-inch slices, six per orange, reserving any juice that runs off. Push out and discard any spongy white core. Fan the slices in concentric circles, slightly overlapping the fruit, on a large round serving platter.

Yields: 2 servings for breakfast, or as a snack or dessert ¼ heaping cup chia seeds 1½ cups dairy or non-dairy milk 2 Tbsp maple syrup, or to taste 1 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice (or other citrus juice) Pinch of sea salt ½ tsp lemon zest Fresh tangerine segments for garnish

Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. To serve, spoon the chia seed mixture into bowls and garnish with tangerine segments.

Yields: 4 to 5 servings

Peel the oranges and cut away all of the white pith and outer membrane.

Meyer Lemon Chia Seed Bowl with Tangerines

In a bowl, stir together the chia seeds, milk, maple syrup, Meyer lemon juice, salt and lemon zest.

Orange blossom or orange flower water is available at better grocery stores, kitchen shops, Middle Eastern markets or online.

5 medium to large navel or large blood oranges 3 Tbsp orange blossom water 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 Tbsp honey or date sugar ½ pomegranate, seeded 1½ to 2 Tbsp coarsely chopped unsalted pistachios 8 to 10 mint leaves, chopped or torn, for garnish

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Limonoids, an antioxidant found in most citrus, may help guard against stomach, lung, breast and skin cancer, according to the U.S. Agricultural Research Service. Animal and human cell studies found that limonoids—especially those in fresh oranges—harbor potential as anticancer compounds. Another study in Nutritional Neuroscience showed that the volatile compound limonene, found in the rind of a lemon, can enhance memory. As nights grow colder and longer, winter citrus “adds a little sunshine to every meal,” says Jamie Schler, author of the recently released cookbook Orange Appeal: Savory & Sweet. Schler grew up in Florida, surrounded by

Shiitake Mushroom and Pea Risotto with Orange Yields: 6 servings as side dish or starter or 4 as main dish

Drizzle the orange blossom water and any reserved runoff juice over the fruit. Using a fine sieve, lightly and evenly dust with cinnamon and a generous drizzle of honey. Chill the oranges for at least 1 hour or longer in the refrigerator before serving. When ready to serve, sprinkle the pomegranate seeds, pistachios and mint leaves evenly over the top.

2 Tbsp butter or margarine, divided 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided, plus more as needed 8.8 oz shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps sliced into ¼- to ½-inch strips Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Zest of 1 orange 2 large oranges, juiced, about 1 cup, divided 1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped 9 oz Arborio rice December 2017


Heat 1 tablespoon each of the butter and oil in a large skillet over mediumlow heat until sizzling starts. Add the mushrooms and salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until tender, 4 to 5 minutes, adding more oil if needed. Add Âź cup orange juice and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes until the juice evaporates and the mushrooms are very tender and glazed. Transfer the mushrooms to a bowl and set aside.

4 cups warm chicken or vegetable stock or broth 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil or 2 tsp dried; or 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh sage leaves or 1 tsp dried 1½ cups young, tiny sweet peas, fresh or frozen


Add the remaining butter and oil to the skillet and return to the heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes over medium heat until softened, transparent and just starting to turn golden. Add the rice and zest and toss with the onions until all the grains are coated in oil. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, stirring, until the rice becomes translucent. Add 2 ladles (about 2/3 cup) of stock and cook, stirring constantly and gently, until the liquid is almost absorbed.

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If using fresh peas, add them with the first addition of stock. Stir in the fresh or dried herbs at the same time. Continue cooking the risotto over medium heat, adding 2 more ladles (about 2/3 cup) of stock at a time, stirring constantly, allowing each addition of liquid to be almost absorbed before adding more broth. When the rice has cooked for 10 minutes in this manner, add all the remaining juice and cook until it’s absorbed. Continue cooking the rice, stirring, adding 2 ladles (about 2/3 cup) of broth at a time until the liquid is absorbed, about another 10 minutes. When the rice has cooked for a total of 20 minutes, if using frozen peas, stir in the peas, as well as the mushrooms. Add any remaining stock and cook, stirring, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender and creamy. Total cooking time should be 20 to 25 minutes from the moment the rice is added to the skillet. Taste and add more salt or pepper if needed.

Charry Lime Vinaigrette: Zest of 2 limes Juice from the grilled limes 1 Tbsp seasoned rice wine vinegar 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp sorghum or maple syrup Âź cup extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper Vegetables: 4 oz baby radishes 4 oz baby carrots, with some of the green top 4 oz baby leeks, trimmed 4 oz baby yellow pattypan squash 2 oz microgreens

Zest the limes and set the zest aside. Halve the limes and grill, cut sides down, for 1 to 2 minutes or until they have good grill marks; adds a smoky, caramelized flavor. For the Charry Lime Vinaigrette, squeeze the juice of the grilled lime halves into a bowl. Whisk in the reserved lime zest, rice wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, sorghum and olive oil together until well blended. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Arrange the vegetables on salad plates and garnish with microgreens. Spoon the vinaigrette over all and serve.

Prepare a medium-hot fire in the grill.

Baby Vegetables and Microgreens with Charry Lime Vinaigrette Yields: 4 servings

Brush the radishes, carrots and leeks with olive oil and place in a grilling basket or on a perforated grill rack. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes, turning often, until the vegetables have just started to brown at the edges.

Adapted lemon and lime recipes are from Red, White, and ’Que: Farm Fresh Foods for the American Grill by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, permission of Running Press. Adapted orange recipes are from Orange Appeal, by Jamie Schler, permission of Gibbs Smith.

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PEACE ON EARTH Conflict Resolutions that Work to Bridge Divides Healing happens when we handle conflict in a healthy and transformative way.

Call to Action

Roughly 30 years ago, notable voices began urging Americans to embrace a sustainable worldview of unity in diversity, recognizing our core oneness as a solution to an increasingly out-of-balance society. Success in this endeavor depends primarily on the “habits of the heart” of our citizens, developed in local milieus of families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations, voluntary associations, workplaces and public places where strangers gather.

Activating Answers

While mainstream media often largely focuses on the negative aspects of conflict—discord, divisiveness, intolerance, violence, incivility, injustice, chaos and complex problems—a countermovement is convening constructive conversations. Participants are initiating dialogue and deliberations intended to resolve conflicts and create cohesiveness, collaboration, cooperation and compromise among local factions that disagree on how to deal with everything from health care and social justice to environmental protection and climate science. Educational training materials and books are giving outdated models of conflict resolution a facelift. In The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America, Sarah Van Gelder devotes a chapter to a Greens28

boro, North Carolina, battle over a story about a deadly, racially charged incident from the city’s recent past. She quotes James Lamar Gibson, a 20-something AfricanAmerican activist and core organizer for the Counter Stories Project: “We’ve been stuck in an old conversation for a couple of decades. We want to have an army of people with restorative conversation skills, so we can get past the divisiveness and imagine together a different sort of Greensboro,” he says. The project began with facilitator training, and then developed story circles in which residents were able to have the difficult discussions that don’t ordinarily take place among the police, city council, churches and social agencies. Today’s conflict resolution experts are discovering that conflict is an essential and powerful call for applying spiritual principles and exercising spiritual practices.

Provocative Questions

“What if we considered conflict as a secret ally or a guidepost, showing us what really matters to us and how much we care? What if our intense emotions are sources of invincible energy, with the power to build the world we want, together? What does having conflict in a healthy and transformative way look like?” queries Ma’ikwe Ludwig, executive director of Commonomics USA, natural awakenings

an organization which educates and advocates for a world where a commons-based economy creates economic and ecological security for all. “Conflict has the power to bring to the surface what’s really at stake and to unite people toward a common goal,” advises Ludwig. Her thought-provoking questions can help shift perceptions toward the idea that we need to use conflict; maybe even welcome it. Ludwig, author of Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, recently helped present new perspectives on conflict resolution during a webinar for Transition US members interested in creating inclusive and diverse communities through collaboration. The nonprofit inspires, encourages, supports and provides networking and training for grassroots initiatives seeking to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as oil spills, climate change and economic crises. Courtney Breese, managing director for the nonprofit National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) and her colleagues, together with thousands of innovative thinkers, are helping by introducing people to simple dialogue and deliberation structures, processes and resources that invite meaningful and productive conversations leading to constructive civic

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A community is a group that can fight gracefully… Chaos is not just a state; it is an essential process of community development. ~Dr. M. Scott Peck, The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace engagement. Breese remarks, “We’re open to working with anyone interested in learning processes that can help bridge divides. We also like sharing stories about what is working.”


The group’s downloadable free tools help newcomers: A beginner’s guide

for exploring dialogue ( beginners-guide); a how-to-guide for Conversation Café (CC) hosts (Tinyurl. com/ManualForConversationCafe); and the American Library Association Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change Project ( ltc-models). “To date, we’ve had at least 800 librarians participate in free NCDD webinars,” Breese notes. CC is a simple tool useful in exploring difficult topics and provides a safe space to process different perspectives. “Initial agreement on basic rules includes suspending judgment while listening and seeking to understand others, refraining from persuading or converting and talking only from personal experience,” explains Breese. One new network member, J. Scott Wagner, author of The Liberal’s Guide to Conservatives, speaks about the importance of using neutral language in dialogue. “I learned from him how words can be emotional triggers and signal one-sided perspectives, leaving some group members feeling angry or excluded because they feel the speaker won’t be open to hearing their perspective,” says Breese. After three tours of the U.S. and hundreds of interviews with conservative individuals, Wagner, founder of the nonprofit Reach the Right, was inspired to use his knowledge of five arenas—neurology/cognitive psychology, personality, bias, social conformity and morality—to


orld Café-style conversations used in Conversation Cafés to discuss issues that matter offer a powerful social technology to engage people in meaningful and constructive dialog in corporate, government and community settings. Understanding that conversation is the core process that drives personal, business and organizational life, it’s a way of thinking and being together sourced in a philosophy of conversational leadership. Embracing a combination of these guiding principles can foster collaborative exchanges, active engagement and helpful possibilities for action. n Clarify the Purpose n Create a Hospitable Space n Explore Questions that Matter n Encourage Everyone’s Contribution n Connect Diverse Perspectives n Listen for Insights and Share Discoveries Source: Principles

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help progressives understand conservatives that are not only their political leaders, but also their relatives, partners, friends and managers. He offers a simple explanation for anyone drenched in inaccurate biases. “We inherit unconscious genetic personality characteristics that lead us to develop our ideology, with which we construct our world and align with others that are in agreement. Differences in our personality characteristics are the culprits that create conflict.”

Community Needs Erase Enmity

Drawing on 25 years of experience of enabling sworn enemies to create peace in places such as South Africa, Northern Ireland and Colombia, Adam Kahane, author of Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust, shares insights into the “enemyfying syndrome” that instigates conflict. This habit of thinking and acting as if people we are dealing with are our enemies and the cause of our problems is all around us and dominates the media. “The enemies are always the others, ‘those people’. Enemyfying, which feels exciting and satisfying—even righteous and heroic—usually obscures, rather than clarifies, the reality of the challenges we face. It amplifies con30

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flicts, narrows the space for problem solving and creativity, and distracts us with unrealizable dreams of decisive victory from the real work we need to do,” observes Kahane. Kahane sees the challenge of conflict becoming more acute. “People today are generally more free, individualistic and diverse, with stronger voices and less deference. Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are growing.” Yet, contrary to the common view, it is possible for people that hold contradictory positions to find ways to collaborate. That’s what he and 40 others representing military officers, guerrillas and paramilitaries; activists and politicians; businesspeople and trade unionists; landowners and farmers; and academics, journalists and young people, accomplished in the Destino Colombia project. They organized to contribute to ending their country’s 52-year civil war.

Motivated to Act

Jonathan Bender, founder of The Performance of Your Life, a public speaking and personal development business, has been on a lifelong quest of fostering personal growth and societal transformation. His therapeutic classes and workshops demonstrate how to connect, honor and deeply resonate with others, even if they have different worldviews, and how to listen and hear in the same way we want to be heard. Acknowledging the adrenalin rush that’s a common response to fear of conflict, Bender says, “When we learn to be mindful and speak from our entire body, rather than just from our head, we notice that the voice resonates and originates from a much bigger place. This teaches us to cultivate greater awareness of our emotions and how we express them. “Begin by acknowledging an emotion, and then reduce its intensity through slow, deep breaths, paying attention to the correlating physical sensation. Shifting our focus back to the heart allows us to recognize parts of ourselves in the stories of others and come to understand that our personal history is the filter through which we ‘enemyfy’,” says Bender, who speaks and presents publicly, educating audiences and clients about the universally challenging performances of everyday life. According to Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., author of The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness, today’s rugged individualism amid conflicts comprises a crisis of consciousness. “No longer can we settle only on seeing things in opposition to one another; we need to shift our consciousness to be able to see the parts coming together in a new whole. Accepting the oneness of humanity as a biological fact, a social necessity and a spiritual reality will lead us further along our journey toward lasting world peace.” His observation fits with what Joanna Macy, author and scholar of Buddhism and deep ecology, believes is the call of our time: “As planetary citizens, we are being called to wake up together.” Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings who blogs at

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hirty years ago, speaker, author and journalist Lynne McTaggart recovered from an illness using alternative approaches to health. Since then, she’s been exploring the frontiers of healing through consciousness and alternative medicine. In the 1990s, McTaggart, who lives in London, started a newsletter called What Doctors Don’t Tell You, now an international magazine and popular platform at that cites thousands of resources showing what works and doesn’t work in conventional and alternative medicine and how to beat chronic conditions naturally. McTaggart’s seven books include The Intention Experiment, The Field, The Bond and most recently, The Power of Eight. Her latest work examines the transformative power of small groups of people sending thoughts together for a common goal.

Can you summarize the results of your experiments of healing through collective intentions?

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compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. ~Dalai Lama


We’ve done hundreds of experiments using small and large groups; 30 were tightly controlled scientific studies conducted in conjunction with researchers at institutions such as the University of Arizona, University of California and Penn State University. The experiments have involved all kinds of intentions, ranging from the relatively simple to the impossibly complex. The large-scale intention experiments involved upwards of 25,000 participants remotely logging onto a website to view photos of the targets, sometimes 8,000 miles away, and natural awakenings

sending them a well-defined intention, like changing the pH balance of water or healing a war veteran of post-traumatic stress disorder. To date, 26 of those 30 experiments resulted in positive, measurable, mainly scientifically significant effects. We’ve seen the pH of water change by a full pH number and seen seeds grow twice as much as control seeds.

We also conducted three peace intention experiments with interesting results: After our eight-day intention for Sri Lanka during its civil war, violence levels fell; the government had won several decisive battles that week; and within a few months that 25-year war was over. We can’t say with certainty that we had a hand in this, but our other peace experiments showed similar results. If it happens a few more times, that becomes compelling.

What conditions were the most conducive to manifesting positive results? Was it intention, the power of the group or altruism? I think it’s a little of all of these. We’ve found that larger groups do not have a larger effect, which brought about the “power of eight” concept. I’ve discovered all that’s needed is a group, whether it’s eight or 8,000. In a group, we seem to lose our sense of individuality and separation from the world. We experience an overwhelming sense of oneness with the other intenders, which may be why our influence then becomes more powerful.

How did the act of sending positive intentions affect the senders? I was most surprised by the rebound effects reported by participants, whom I starting surveying after the Sri Lankan peace experiment. Thousands of extraordinary comments related not only how participants felt during the activity, but also afterwards; they were experiencing major shifts in their relationships, health, careers and well-being. All they had done was sit individually in front of their computer holding an intention, yet they experienced the altered and mystical states of consciousness described by psychologist Abraham Maslow as “peak experiences”. Life University, a large chiropractic university in Atlanta, worked with us to study the brainwaves of participants in six “power of eight” groups and found that senders had decreased activity in their frontal and parietal lobes, which govern the sense of self. It was like the boundaries between participants were dissolving into a state of oneness. To me, this partly explained the sense of oneness, compassion and love they

experienced. Andrew Newberg, director of research at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, in Philadelphia, recorded similar effects in Sufi masters, and nuns and monks engaged in prayer and meditation, but only after years of learning certain techniques. My participants, all novices, were primed only by watching a 13-minute YouTube video of me explaining how to send intention in a group. Group intention appears to be a fast-track to the miraculous—no experience necessary.

Why does “groupthink” have such a powerful, multiplicative effect? I think a huge part of it has to do with the power of getting off of yourself and setting an intention for someone else. Another is the connection created in a group. When we engage together in an activity like praying or setting altruistic intentions, we create a powerful virtual circle that proves healing to both the receivers and senders. Connect with April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at

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INSPIRED LIVING Coming Next Month Five Ways to Make the New Year Sparkle by Kelly Martinsen

Just Do It – The Nike slogan has never been more appropriate. We all have something we’ve thought about doing or trying. Whether traveling to a new location, trying a different sport, joining a new-to-us group or club, or making more friends, don’t put it off— just do it.

Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and happiness in a large group of American adults, they found that the more people volunteered, the happier they were. Journal – People often journal as a way to reflect upon their lives. This can be helpfully revealing, but rather than looking back, look forward, using a journal as a blueprint to manifest the most inspired year yet. Write out plans and dreams with the steps needed to achieve them.

Defeat allodoxaphobia – It’s the fear of others’ negative opinions. Everyone suffers from this to some extent, and it can hinder us from living our best life. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt remarked, “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”

Gratitude – This is the big one. One way to be and stay inspired is by starting off each day in a state of gratitude. Every morning before getting out of bed, think of at least three things to be grateful for. By doing this, we recognize the blessings we have and greet the day in a positive frame of mind. It’s a perfect way to end each day, too. When someone routinely inquires, “How are you?” answer, “I am grateful.” Our time on Earth is not infinite. With only so many days promised, let’s vow to live them inspired.

Volunteer – A common excuse for not volunteering is, “I don’t have the time.” Next year, make the time. When researchers at the London School of

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nspiration may strike anywhere, at any time. The trick is nurturing the process to appear on demand when we need it most. Often, an inspiration is sparked when we perceive someone being selfless, courageous, physically extraordinary or deliciously creative. However, we don’t need to wait for outside stimulus when we can discover internal stirrings by invoking any of these self-inspiring tips.

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joined a food co-op in the 1970s. Today, it has 9,000 members. “I dehydrate veggies for soup, pasta, stir-fry dishes or as tomato or zucchini chips,” he says. “Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks, celery, kale, hot peppers, tomatillos and fruit were successful; eggplant, cucumbers and rhubarb were not.”

Use It All

Go Eco Like Grandma

Honor Her Wisdom in New Ways by Avery Mack


se it up, wear it out, make do or do without,” was the motto of past generations. Today, it’s recycle, repurpose and reinvent. Nostalgia is making a comeback. It’s tempting to revert to successful old-fashioned ways; it’s even better to update the how-to of natural eco-living.

Preserve Food “There are tradeoffs between convenience and environmental impact,” says


Kathleen Hanover, executive creative director at Imagine That Creative Marketing Services, in Dayton, Ohio. “I’d love to freeze all of our family’s produce, but after two power outages, I can veggies, too. Steam canners for jams, jellies, tomatoes and high-acid foods use three inches of water and 10 minutes of energy.” Shel Horowitz, a consultant for Green and Profitable and co-author of Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World,

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The Traditional Line menu devised by executive chef Mark Russell, of Great Performances, a sustainability-oriented high-end catering and food service company in New York City, remarks, “Food trends have changed,” noting preserving, freezing, pickling and canning remain sound. He salutes thrifty Depression-era practices. “My grandparents picked dandelion greens to fry in bacon fat,” he says. “A salad with olive oil and fresh tomato is healthier.” Fermented grape leaves can be rolled up into dolmas filled with local grains and feta cheese instead of meat. He also blanches and freezes cauliflower leaves, warmed in butter to serve; he’s then used the whole vegetable. Nasturtium leaves are fermented, seeds and stems pickled and flowers puréed. “I make nasturtium flower coulis, bright orange and spicy, to dollop on freshwater fish,” Russell says. “Stems are minced into grain salads and seeds sprinkled on slabs of beefsteak tomatoes. Leaves, soft from fermentation, wrap around fresh goat cheese, shred into coleslaw or pair with steamed basmati rice.”

Apply Gardening Tips Containers ease gardening, especially for tomatoes. Hanover repurposes plastic cat litter buckets. “They’re sturdy and hold up in cold weather,” she says. “Alpaca poop fertilizer supplied by a neighbor doesn’t smell and plants thrive.” Ocala, Florida, reiki master and teacher Debi Goldben employs nature’s bounty at home. “Downspouts collect rainwater for the garden, and it’s much better than chemically treated city water,” she says. Some municipalities, including in Colorado, regulate rainwater collection, mandating the size and number of barrels per property “for outdoor use only”.

Sew Up Repairs

maker, replacing seven appliances.

Anca Gooje, owner of Chid Kala, a natural ingredient lotion maker in Scarborough, Maine, uses colorful patches to repair tears and update the look of her two children’s clothing. She also recompressed their sofa’s inner springs to their original shape by encasing them in fabric. “It was timeconsuming, but only cost a few dollars for fabric,” she relates. “Updating avoided creating more landfill. For a fresh look, I made a new cover.”

Employ Onsite Power “My Hadley, Massachusetts, farmhouse, built in 1743, might be the oldest solar home in the country,” muses Horowitz. “Our farmer neighbors have a methane digester to turn cow poop and restaurant waste into electricity and heat. We’ll hook up to it to replace heating oil.”

Make Holiday Décor

Multipurpose a Cook Pot “My mother believed pressure cookers would explode, so I bought an Instant Pot and changed the way I cook,” says Sue Ann Jaffarian, a Los Angeles paralegal and mystery writer. “I have a demanding day job and writing deadlines. I toss in healthy ingredients and have a simple homemade meal, often vegan, in a minute. Soup, stew, risotto, pasta, chili, pudding, brown rice and oatmeal work well. It doesn’t heat up the kitchen, either.”

The Instant Pot works like a crock pot, pressure cooker, steamer, sauté pan, warming pot, rice cooker and yogurt

“Retro-style repurposing is smart, fun and easy,” says upstate New York lifestyle writer and cookbook author Cynthia O’Connor O’Hara. “I glued together assorted cups, saucers and plates with glass-specific glue to create tiered servers that double as a centerpiece. Check your house to find dishware that will look nice together.” It’s satisfying to combine experiences with updated technology, save time and support a healthier planet, both during the holidays and year-round.

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guía de recursos de la comunidad ARTES SANADORAS RHAIZA BRIGHTSTAR

Trujillo Alto TEL. 787-536-2219 Email Servicios de tarot, artes adivinatorias y sanación holistica. Clases privadas o grupales de Tarot, Reiki, Magnified Healing, Angeles y Cuarzos. Forma tu grupo y obtén un 15% de descuento.

ASTROLOGíA DRA. IVONNE LASSALLE TEL 787-405-7745 Conocete mejor através de tu análisis astrológico individual (astrología china o Vedica). Conoce y mejora tus tendencias relacionadas a amor, dinero, salud, éxito, etc. ¡Llámanos!


Marginal 805-Round Hill, Trujillo Alto TEL 787-593-9917 / 787-998-9843 Email Lectura del Tarot Astrológico, Consultas Astrológicas, Talleres por Niveles, Sinastrías, Remedios, Regresión e Hipnosis Clínica, Magnified Healing, Reiki (Usui, Karuna y Llama Violeta). 18 años de experiencia.


Carolina, 787-253-2525. Anuncio en p. 19


Light Miller, ND & Bryan Miller, DC TEL 787-291-3651 / 941-806-7760 Website www. Certificación de Consultor Ayurvédico acreditado por la NAMA. Tratamientos ayurvédicos que incluyen: Pancha Karma, Kayakalpa, consultas ayurvédicas (en persona y Skype), Shirodhara, masaje, clases de yoga, meditación y más. Anuncio en p. 2 y 23


Alexander Segal, MD Capital Center Building Torre II Ste. 205 Hato Rey TEL. 787-753-7557 / 787-753-7558 Email Obstetra y Ginecólogo, Maestro de Reiki Tradicional. Si quieres un cuidado prenatal con enfoque holístico, Capital Ob/Gyn es para ti. Muchas de las terapias holísticascomplementarias realzan la habilidad del cuerpo a sanar. Nos especializamos en: Cuidado primario de la mujer, cuidado prenatal, Infertilidad básica, Cirugía endoscópica, problemas de sangrado y esterilización sin heridas. Nuevos servicios: acupuntura en el embarazo y en problemas ginecologicos. Hacemos procedimientos ginecológicos con analgesia acupuntural.


TEL 787-273-6810 Facebook drpedrorodriguezsola Email Odontología general para toda la familia. Tratamientos sin dolor con equipo de láser Waterlase MD. Técnicas de hipnosis para pacientes aprensivos. Eliminación de tóxicos por metales y restauraciones en resina y porcelana. Evaluación de cáncer oral con equipo Velscope y Oral ID. Blanqueamiento dental y odontología estética con coronas y puentes en porcelana sin metal.


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Especialista en Medicina Placentaria Tel. 787-674-3401/939-264-8422 Facebook: G-estando Educación preparatoria para el proceso de gestación y parto en formato privado o grupal. Acompañamiento en el parto. Práctica de la medicina placentaria (cápsulas, tinturas y ungüentos).

EQUIPO DE COCINA SALADMASTER Guaynabo, 787-789-5748 787-272-7973.


Consultora ‘Master en Feng Shui’ TEL. 787-405-7745 Email Experta en Feng Shui. Asesoría para la venta rápida de propiedades, la compra de propiedades favorables para ti y tu familia y mejorar tu energía personal.



TEL. 787-731-1545 Website Agua pura alcalina con sistema de osmosis revertida. No utiliza electricidad, 3 años de garantía. 27 años sirviendo toda la isla.


Diplomado en Hipnosis TEL 787-764-2209 / 787-510-1729 Website Regresiones, estrés, desmotivación, timidez, hablar en público, procrastinación, miedos, aversiones, reválidas, falta de energía, mejoramiento académico y deportivo, tabaquismo, concentración, desarrollo espiritual, control de peso y otros. Actúa ahora... La hipnosis es para ti.


Dra. Lymari Díaz Meléndez/John Paul Ayala Hipnoterapeutas profesionales certificados por la International Association of Counselors and Therapist (IACT). TEL 787-224-0333 Website Facebook/hipnosispr Manejo de ansiedad, bajar de peso, dejar de fumar, concentración, habilidades deportivas, hypnobirthing, hipno-coaching, insomnio, fobias, manejo de dolor y mucho más.


TEL 787-232-2010 Email Website ¿Adolorido? ¡Puedo ayudarte con Myofascial Release! Es un tratamiento revolucionario, seguro y eficaz. La terapia consiste en estiramientos, compresiones y masaje para que sientas alivio en noventa minutos. ¡Llámanos!


1150-A Avenida Américo Miranda Reparto Metropolitano TEL 787-782-8508 Email Website Centro holístico. Masaje terapéutico, terapias energéticas, sistema de polaridad, y ayurveda. Aromaterapia, productos, consultas y entrenamiento. Tienda de productos y talleres para crecimiento espiritual y evolutivo. Galería de arte.


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Bayamón, 787-269-0988. Anuncio


Rincón TEL 787-291-3651 / 941-806-7760 Website Tratamientos ayurvédicos que incluyen: Pancha Karma, Kayakalpa, consultas ayurvédicas (en persona y Skype), Shirodhara, masaje, clases de yoga, meditación y más.Anuncio en p. 2 y 23


Guaynabo, 787-287-1825. Anuncio en p. 30


Dhanuantari TEL. 787-736-4555 Email Evaluación Naturopática, Medicina Ayurvédica y China, Homeopatía, análisis de Metales Pesados, Iridiología Holística, Herbología, Shirodara, Niños con ADD y Autismo. Consultoría Nutricional. Atendemos niños y adultos. Clases de yoga y meditación.


ECONO The Healthy Path Market Departamento de Nutrición Gate 5, Aguadilla, Isabela y San Sebastián TEL 787-403-0789 Pierde peso con un plan de alimentación preparado por la única Retail Dietitian en Puerto Rico, tomando en consideración tus preferencias de alimentos y presupuesto. Anuncio en p. 23


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Aguadilla 787-882-7800/7810 Carolina 787-762-7800/7890 Hato Rey 787-282-9108/9107 Caguas 787-905-7800 Condado 787-999-7800 Primer supermercado de productos naturales en PR. Gran variedad de suplementos, nutrición deportiva, productos de belleza y para la piel, alimentos, frutas y vegetales, cafetería. Anuncios en p. 34-36


Sultana, Mayagüez 787-834-1588 Mayagüez Centro 787-832-3911 Su centro de productos naturales en el área oeste. Todo lo que necesita para una vida saludable y natural. Anuncio en p. 22


Psicóloga & Hipnoterapéuta 1452 Avenida Ashford # 411-B TEL 787-368-0850 Terapias para facilitar el autoconocimiento y la superación de pensamientos y conductas que limitan tu bienestar. Psicoterapia, Hipnosis, Relajación, Manejo de Estrés, Método Grief Recovery para el Duelo. Adiestrada en Mindfulness por el Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. ¡Conócete, compréndete y calma tu mente!


Psicóloga e Hipnoterapeuta TEL. 787-717-3122 Psicoterapia niños, adolescentes y adultos. Hipnoterapia utilizando “Modelo de Dr. Hamer” para el manejo de conflictos psicosomáticos. Hipnosis para el manejo de ansiedad, depresión, concentración, adicciones, crecimiento personal.


787-644-7816 Anuncio en p. 8

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Oficinas en Mayagüez y San Juan TEL. 787-900-6081/ 787-644-5219 Neuropsicología clínica, patología del habla y lenguaje, terapia educativa, hipnosis clínica y terapia ocupacional, para tratar: trastornos atencionales, problemas de aprendizaje, trastornos del desarrollo, espectro autista, problemas de conducta, bipolaridad, esquizofrenia y adicciones.


Ave. Ponce de León 623 #201 Hato Rey TEL 787-763-8360, 938-6405 Email Psicóloga Clínica con Enfoque Metafísico. Realiza Iniciaciones Reiki y Magnified Healing. Dicta conferencias y talleres para grupos y organizaciones mensualmente. Regresiones y proyecciones espirituales y psicológicas. Atención individual y consejería a parejas.




La Torre de Plaza Las Américas, Suite 805 TEL 787-294-2600 Email drlrivera3@hotmail. com Tratamiento quiropráctico desde niños hasta edad avanzada. Rayos X, Terapia Láser, Estudios Computadorizados de la Espina, Plantillas Ortopédicas, Fisioterapia. Múltiples técnicas de tratamiento quiropráctico de acuerdo a su condición. Certificado por el National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Se aceptan planes médicos.


Drs. Cesia Estebané y José E. Cruz Orengo Aguas Buenas Bloque 12 # 21 Bayamón TEL. 787-294-5793 Website www. dynamicschiropractic. com ¡ C u i d a d o quiropráctico para toda la familia! Recupere su salud a través de la quiropráctica natural y segura sin necesidad de medicamentos o cirugía. Técnicas avanzadas; estudios computarizados y charlas educativas mensuales. Aceptamos planes médicos. Nos interesamos por su bienestar y el de su familia.

Guaynabo 787-919-7505

CENTRO DE REHABILITACIÓN ESPINAL Hato Rey, 787-771-9119 Anuncio en p. 18

CLÍNICA DE SALUD Y PREVENCIÓN Edificio Torre de Hostos Oficina 1D Méndez Vigo #63W, Mayagüez TEL. 787-805-0707

Cuidado quiropráctico para toda la familia. Especialista en quiropráctica deportiva y Desarrollo Atlético.


San Juan, 787-740-3010 Anuncio en p. 10


San Juan, 787-768-3882. Anuncio en p. 39


Reflexóloga Certificada San Juan 787-379-2141 Facebook: Reflexologia para una Mejor Salud Estimulación de puntos reflejos que reduce el estrés, desintoxica y mejora la circulación, maximizando el funcionamiento de sus sistemas corporales. Por cita previa. Ofrecemos talleres.



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Ponce, 787-812-2525. Anuncio en p. 239



Añasco, 787-221-1500

SPA SKIN PROFESSIONALS San Juan, 787-786-7290


TEL. 787-405-7745 Meditación activa utilizando las imágenes del tarot para evaluar aspectos tales como familia, dinero, hogar, viajes, amor, trabajo, desarrollo personal y otros. ¡Llama ahora!


Ave. J. T. Piñero #1042, Puerto Nuevo SJ TEL. 787-273-0660 Tarot Integrado, Cartas Astrológicas, Tienda y Librería mística, Talleres Mágicos y Terapias Holísticas. Abierto martes a sábado 10am a 6pm.Info:, Sirak, espá para el alma en FB.


Bayamón, 787-799-4713 Anuncio en p. 11


Instituto Vasco Europeo de Medicina Natural La Casita del Alfarero, Hato Rey TEL 787-604-4431 Email Website Contamos con treinta años de experiencia en colónicos y desintoxicaciones por orden fisiológico. El 80% del sistema inmunológico se encuentra en el intestino, aquí comienza la salud y si se descuida la muerte. Ofrecemos implantes para tratar el Chikunguya eliminar el virus e inflamaciones del cuerpo. También tenemos implantes para otras condiciones como la diverticulosis. Comuníquese para más información o visite nuestra página web.


1022 Ashford Suite 3, Condado TEL 787-461-6080 • 787-725-5888 Website ¡Alma y técnica a tu alcance! Certifícate como maestro(a) de yoga y regala el arte de vivir unificado y en paz. Certificaciones de yoga terapéutico de 250 horas (básico) y 500 horas. Anuncio en p. 14


274 Eleanor Roosevelt, Hato Rey TEL 787-593-9917 / 787-998-9843 Email Website Yoga por niveles, clases privadas, sénior, niños, prenatal. Cursos para principiantes, i n t e r m e d i o s , avanzados, meditación, sánscrito, manejo del estrés, satsang. Yoga Nidra, Certificación Maestros Sivananda 200 hrs, cocina ayurvédica-hindú. Con 18 años de experiencia.


Yoga, Pilates, Masaje terapéutico, Faciales, Comida Vegana/Vegetariana, Colónicos Rincón, 787-823-2885


Carr. 110 Km 32.1, Aguadilla TEL. 787-309-6011 facebook: gudvibespr Clases de Vinyasa Yoga, Power, Kundalini, Hatha y Yoga Restaurativa individuales y en grupo. Juice & Orientation bar con “gudeats” vegetarianos. Todos los viernes CommUNITY Yoga! “Realization Sampoorna Yoga” 200hrs con Edith Mahadevi Torres.


San Lorenzo, 736-4555


Yoga Instructor / Ayurvedic Coach / OIYAY- NAMA Tel 787-274-0061 Email rasayoga@gmail. com Facebook- RASA Healing Conecta, Sana y Fortalece...Clases, Cursos, Talleres, Certificaciones, Retiros, Hierbas Medicinales. Cultiva tu luz, expande tu conciencia y vive en plenitud. Instructora con más de 18 años de experiencia.


Doribel Barbosa Guaynabo, 787-360-0889 Síguenos por Facebook Hermoso espacio para la práctica del Yoga y Galería de Arte de Doribela Barbosa. 16 clases semanales, 6 excelentes maestros. Todos los Niveles de Práctica.


Dharma, Jivamukti, Yoga Sadhana Yoga y Certificacion de maestros. Río Piedras, 787-758-1739 Website


Yoga & Pilates Ponce, 787.697.4545 /


Damaris Torres TEL. 787-640-1715 Website: yogaenergyfusion. Yoga a tu nivel. Aprende, modifica, descubre, y disfruta.  Clases grupales, privadas, talleres. Terapias energéticas.  Ponce y áreas limítrofes.  Si puedes respirar, puedes hacer Yoga!


Carr. 459 Km.4.9, Aguadilla TEL. 787-598-2572 Wesite www.yogavidyapr. com Facebook: yogavidyapr Yoga Vidya es un centro de Yoga con enfoque holístico. Ofrecemos Hatha Yoga por niveles, meditación, terapias de reflexología, educación en salud y bienestar natural.  


TEL. 787-217-9606 Website www.yogati. R.H. Todd #800 Pda.18 Santurce com TEL 787-721-8420 El yoga es la práctica más importante que podemos Integración de cuhacer en la vida para mejorar la comunicación con Website otros y desarrollar una conciencia elevada. erpo, mente y más consciencia profundizando ¡Una vida consciente es una vida en Gracia, Fundado en el año 2000, Santidad y Paz!de yoga para lograr maestría en la filosofía Variedad de estilos. ¡Uno de pensamientos y emociones; utilizando la López perfecto para ti! Facultad Olga El Yoga es la ciencia de la mente y el Ayurveda es meditación, pranayama, mantras, mudras, la ciencia de la vida. El Yoga transforma nuestra profesional, Profesores mente hacia nuestro Ser Superior y el Ayurveda cuerpos sutiles, bioenergética, asanas, alintransforma nuestro estilo de vida en armonía Astrid García certificados. Yoga básica, con la Naturaleza. Una vez permití que el yoga entrara a eamiento perfecto, chakras, nadis, vayus. Juan Vickar mi vida, pude vivir una en mi cuerpo, búsqueda de respuestas miraba fuera de mí Restaurativa, Kalari Eny hacía vinyasa, espíritu y mente. Renovar mi mente a preguntas. El yoga me enseñó que las "Vive a Tu Máxima Expresión." Certificación través del yoga me permite ser hoy respuestas están en la transformación hacia mi Power Yoga, programas para principiantes, un ejemplo de transformación: antes Ser interior. de Maestros: 4-13 sept. y 2-11 diciembre. pesaba 294 libras y ahora disfruto de 186 libras. Yoga-Aérea, niños, yogaterapia y clases privadas1:1. Ayurveda. Programas HARI’S ASHRAM Raquel Silva Corporativos y consultoría profesional. YOGI Yasmin Noriega El yoga me transformó, me conectó con mi Vivir la filosofía del yoga es transformación en mi luz, mis fortalezas, mi paz. Solté mis creencias limitanTEL. 954-399-8000 vida porque me ha permitido estar dispuesta al Anuncio en p. 32 tes, descubrí lo mejor de mí. De oruga a mariposa, cambio y permitir nuevas oportunidades. transformación completa. Te esperamos. Website


Lourdes Soler


Mi transformación: Más organizada, más calmada, con mente más silenciosa, sin dolor, me siento más fuerte, más ágil, más atrevida, más segura y confiada de mí.

Cursos de certificación de maestros acreditado por Yoga Alliance 200 y 500 hroItinerario de Clases ras. Programas de estudio. yoga para principiantes Lunes a jueves 8:30am \ 6:30pm Centro de retiro. Anuncio yoga para Intermedios y avanzados Lunes a viernes: 5:30pm en p. 31 yoga para niños (4-12 años)

Paola Ramirez

Practicar yoga y meditación ha mejorado muchísimo mi salud física, mental y espiritual. Ha sido una transformación completa de mi Ser. Ahora vivo en paz conmigo y en armonía con mi entorno.

Area Sur, Peñuelas TEL. 939-209-2433 Rafael Rivera Comencé mi práctica buscando transformar el Facebook: somaenergio estrés en paz. Poco a poco comenzó la armonía de mi Ser físico, emocional, mental, espiritual wellness e intelectual. Especialista en manejo del Sábados 4:00pm próximos talleres y Cursos: psico yoga para adolescentes a 12:00m: “después del Somática, duelo” dolorSep y3 de 9:00am Educación Sábados 10:00am Sep 17 a 18 taller para adolescentes: “energiza tu actitud” Clase de yoga con propósito Sep 24 a oct 2 y nov 14 a 23 (20 días) “profesorado de yoga 200 hrs” clases/talleres en versión Domingos 9:00am Asiste a de YogaTi Salud en la carretera no. 1 de Caguas. Tel: 787-217-9606 www.yogati. com restaurativas Yoga, Pilates, y Aromaterapia. Ven a clase y sentirás la diferencia!  septiembre 2016


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Continuando este año que cumplimos 65 años. Aquí encontrarán un listado de nuestros miembros que están abiertos luego del paso del huracán María. ¡Ajústate!

QUIROCENTRO CAPARRA EN GUAYNABO LMiS 9am - 1pm CENTRO QUIROPRACTICO DEL OESTE Mayagüez Terrace 787-833-4510 LMJ 8am - 3pm SANDRA M CANDELARIO Loiza Valley, Canóvanas 787-876-3372 L-V 8am-3 Por orden de llegada CENTRO DE VIDA QUIROPRÁCTICA DRA EVA SEPULVEDA LMi 8 am-5pm V 8-2:30pm 44

QUIROPONCE 787-557-6378 Calle Mayor #37 Edificio Isabel 2 Ponce, Pueblo LV 12-4pm MELISSA GONZALEZ DC Calle Pedro Espada 403 San Juan L M V 9-1:00 M J 8:00-12:00 OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE CHIROPRACTIC Horario regular.

GRUPO QUIROPRACTICO DEL NORTE MARCOS J. ARRAIZA 787-879-8038 #51 Trina Padilla de Sanz Arecibo LMiV 8:30 a 6:00pm MJ 8:30-1:00pm BALANCED CHIROPRACTIC CENTER #134 Ave. Domenech (Antiguo local WAPA Radio) L-V 8-12pm M&J 2-4pm Por orden de llegada.

awakenings Dale LIKE a la página Asociación natural de Quiroprácticos de Puerto Rico en facebook

DR. MELVIN RUIZ 787-878-4407 LMiV 9am -2pm. DRA MYRNA SIVERIO Consolidated Mall Suite C-6, Caguas LMMiV 8 am -1 pm CHIRO MED PSC San Patricio. L-J 9am - 6:30pm

DR ELVIN SIVERIO San Juan, 787-764-5879 LMiV 9am - 12:30pm 3-5pm MJ 9 - 1pm DRA. GISELA M. DÍAZ SOLÁ Healing Hands Chiropractic, Trujillo Alto LMiV 9am-12pm Por orden de llegada CENTRO QUIROPRÁCTICO DORADO LMiV 7am -12pm MJ 2:30 - 5:30pm

JAIME ALMENAS DC Ave. Apolo B-14 Guaynabo LMiJ 9-12pm y 3-5pm


CHIROPRACTIC & NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS Lobby del MCS Plaza en la Milla de Oro Hato Rey 787-765-6507 L-V 10:30am - 6pm

HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC AND MORE Ponce 787-221-3978 LMMiV 8am - 6pm Sábado 8am -12pm Canóvanas 787-221-8828 LMiJV 8 am-12pm

GALERÍA QUIROPRACTICA LMi 9am -12:30pm 2:30-5pm V 9am -12:30pm

POINT WELLNESS Ave. Domenech 384 LMi 12 - 5pm MV 9 - 2pm

ALIVIA CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS STUDIO Guaynabo 787-792-5333 L-V 9am - 2pm


CLINICA QUIROPRACTICA DRA. XENIA MEDINA Calle Mendez Vigo #37 Ponce 787 848-6539 L-J 9-5 SABADOS 9-3 HEALING TOUCH CHIROPRACTIC Dra. María Eugenia Dueño Berríos 787-7081095 L 3pm - 6pm M-V 8am - 12pm MI FAMILIA QUIROPRÁCTICA Las Piedras. L-J 8:30am a 12pm. CQDP Centro Quiropráctico del Parque LMV 8am - 12:30pm MJ 2:30 - 5pm CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS CENTER Coamo LMi 8-12 Juana Diaz. MJV 8-12 VIDA INTEGRAL CENTRO QUIROPRACTICO Cita previa CENTRO QUIROPRACTICO DR. GABRIEL ROJAS Vega Baja, LMV 8:30am - 12:30pm CARIBE HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC NEUROLOGY Hatillo, LMV 8:30am - 12:30pm LIVE MOVEMENT CHIROPRACTIC Bayamón 787-395-7555 787-459-2782 LMJ 2 - 6pm MiV 8 - 12pm

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