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june 2012 | contents {every month}

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

5 Tales from the Chic Green Mama

7 Community News 20 All About: Meat and Poultry

MEN WELLNES’S ADVENTUS & R ISSUE E

24 Community Spotlight 25 Community Resources 27 Community Calendar

{living happy} 9 Summertime Adventures

Great getaways at North Carolina state parks

11 Have You Considered Ukulele? 13 Unique Women

of Wilmington

{living healthy} 18 A Man’s Guide to Essential Vitamins

Research shows that men are missing out on some key nutrients for their health. Here’s the 411 on what you need — and where you can get it.

21 Take Back the

Control of Your Health

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une brings birth to many happy moments ... kids are out of school, fathers are being honored, and adventure is in the air. As we sub-

merge ourselves happily into the summer months, we would like to share with you a focus of staying healthy, participating in outdoor activities, and supporting our local businesses in exchange for better health. There is no greater time to relish in Publisher/Editor ELISHA MANCINI CASTER

our environment’s many exciting opportunities. June 20th marks a very exciting day for our planet in terms of our relationship

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much more direct angle. This results in the efficient warming we call summer and

joyous activities. To help us find new ways of supporting ourselves and our community, we have included a wonderful article on the Unique Women of Wilmington. These four women have dedicated their lives to serving us, and we are delighted to honor their process of discovery and commitment. They share the common desire to help members of our community through non traditional forms of healing, while offering support and empowering those around them to live better. What is summer without a fun trip? If you thought you had to travel far and wide to find adventure this summer, think again. We have highlighted a few of North Carolina’s State Parks, which are home to an array of adventurous activities such as; hiking, camping, canoeing, rock climbing and hang gliding. If you visit any of these parks this summer, and would like to share your experiences with our community, please send your pictures with a brief description to: naturallyilm@gmail. com. Who knows, maybe you will be featured in a future issue? Whatever you find yourself doing this summer, remember to do it Greener, Healthier, and Happier! Enjoy! Steven and Elisha Caster

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s we embark on summer, most of us feel excited and rejuvenated for a nice break and long days at the beach. But some parents in New Hanover County are fearful they can’t count on school lunches to feed their children in these upcoming months. You’ll find the numbers in our community staggering! Today I want to shine the spotlight on Nourish NC, a local non-profit organization dedicated to bringing food and nutrition to children that rely on school lunches alone. They work with social workers and school officials to find the children in New Hanover that are most in need. I am honored to present a further look into this wonderful organization and give you the information you need to help these families this summer and all year round. I interviewed CEO, Kim Karslake to find out more. Naturally ILM: Can you tell us a little about what Nourish NC is, and it’s mission? Kim Karslake: Nourish NC is a grassroots organization that ensures that children are fed over the weekend. This is important so children can come to school ready to learn. Our mission is to change the odds for these children. NI: Most people don’t really think about hunger as a local problem. What does hunger look like in New Hanover? KK: In North Carolina, one in four children suffer from hunger—672 children in New Hanover County are classified as homeless under the McKinney Vento Act. About half of N.H.C. children are on a free/reduced lunch program. NI: I had no idea how many children were going hungry right in our backyard! How wonderful that Nourish NC helps fight against hunger here. Do you help other counties too? KK: Not yet. We are very busy in this county, and we are a pilot program that will implement a mentor program alongside the Backpack program (this is when they discreetly send a back-

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foods also need to be easy to eat. Basically, we have to be particular. NI: Summer is approaching, what does Nourish NC do to provide kids with food all summer long? KK: We provide a summer food box. It provides meals until the start of school in August. We have an upcoming event June 4th at Murray Middle School to help box these packages. For $90 anyone can sponsor a child and help them eat nutritious meals this summer.

pack home for children containing their needs for the weekend). Brunswick and Onslow counties have asked us to expand the program, but we can’t due to lack of funding and staff. NI: What kind of food does Nourish NC accept from people wanting to give? KK: Canned pasta with meat, canned tuna or chicken, peanut butter, six-pack of fruit, canned veggies and boxes of Macaroni and Cheese are our highest needs. NI: Tell us why they don’t just accept any kind of food? We look for foods that meet basic nutrition needs and are kid-friendly. The

NI: How can the community help? KK: We need the community to fund our program or donate food items. We can purchase food at 18 cents a pound, so our buying power is huge through the food bank. The community could also raise awareness of our program and that would help greatly! Thank you, Kim for all of the hard work that Nourish NC does to help fight hunger, all of you are true examples for our community! Please check out Nourish NC at their website www.NourishNc.org or on their Facebook page to see how you can volunteer, donate, or obtain a food drive kit to have your very own food drive at work, church or in your neighborhood. Let’s change this problem once and for all! I am so glad we have organizations in our community like Nourish NC, and people who graciously volunteer their time to help others. Isn’t that what life is all about?! Remember, it’s always chic to “give where you live!”

» Rana Mancini Cavanaugh is a new wife, new Mama of Stella,

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n May 16th, Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its newly constructed driveway. The new driveway connects the Oleander drive UNCW commuter parking lot with the Tidal Creek Co-op complex parking lot. City Officials, UNCW Administrators, and Tidal Creek staff and owners were invited to attend the event and featured speakers: Craig Harris, Tidal Creek Co-op General Manager; Charles Maimone, UNCW Vice Chancellor; and Elise Rocks, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser & Broker with Worsley Real Estate. “Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market and UNCW have forged a partnership to build a driveway joining our parking lots, bringing greater connectivity for community members entering and exiting from Oleander Drive, and reducing the potential for accidents ” Harris stated. He added, “Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market has over 3000 members who have been seeking an improvement, and this solution was created by two long-standing, local organizations, working together to help each other.” Tidal Creek’s parking lot expansion includes many beneficiaries. Tidal Creek Co-op owners and customers are joined by customers and clients of businesses in the Tidal Creek complex, including:  Wilmington YogaCenter,

Great Harvest Bread Company, Brush Salon, and Blue Ginger Spa; in welcoming 50 additional parking spaces and three forms of entry & exit. UNCW students might enjoy the pedestrian and vehicle access from store and business fronts to student parking areas. Delivery trucks and service vehicles will have more direct access to receiving and service areas. Also, Piedmont Biofuels cooperative owners will benefit from convenience of the driveway as they pull in to fueling spaces behind Tidal Creek Co-op. Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market is a full-service, natural foods cooperative grocery store, which has been serving the greater Wilmington area for over 30 years. Tidal Creek was the proud recipient of “Best Health Food Store” from Encore Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards over the past 10 years. Tidal Creek has more than 3,000 owners who live in the Southeast North Carolina tri-county area. The Co-op invites customers to invest equity annually at $30 per household share, receive great benefits, and share in annual financial surplus. However, Tidal Creek Co-op is open to the public and all are welcome to shop. Tidal Creek Co-op is on Facebook and Twitter. Find more information at www.tidalcreek.coop. Tidal Creek is located at 5329 Oleander Drive, across from Jungle Rapids.

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AREA FARMERS MARKETS The Friendly Market in Beaufort Mar-Dec. 205 Friendly Road, Morehead City, on the corner of Friendly Road and Bridges Street. We are open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Moorehead City Curb Market One of North Carolina’s oldest curb markets operates during summer season May through September on Saturdays from 7:30 - 11:30 am.

Onslow County Farmers Market Located at 4024 Highway 258. Opening day Saturday, April 14th at 8:30 am to 1:30 p.m. and will remain open Tuesday & Saturdays through November 3rd.

Coastal Farm Market (Hampstead / Surf City) – (Year-round) Open 6 days. Call to verify seasonal hrs. 7 miles north of Hwy 17 / 210 in Hampstead on 17. 910-329-0066.

Farmers Market at Poplar Grove - 10200 Hwy 17. Opening day is Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Riverfront Farmers Market Saturdays, March 31 - December 22 8:00 am to 1:00 p.m. The Riverfront Farmers’ Market will not be held on the

Celebrate the Summer Solstice Meditation flash mob on Wrightsville Beach, June 21st

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n Thursday, June 21st at 8:00 p.m. at Wrightsville Beach on the beach (south side of Crystal Pier outside the Oceanic) a large group of sitting mediators will exude an inner peace, strength, and happiness intended to brighten the day of every observer. The mediation is scheduled for an hour and will conclude with 10 minutes of a sound bath. The gathering will also celebrate the arrival of the Summer Solstice! This movement, called MedMob, started in January 2011 when 60 people attended a meditation flash mob at the Texas State Capitol. It grew to 250 people the next month with 7 other cities joining and is now a worldwide movement with meditations in over 200 cities. The inner peace that will be shared

weekend of Azalea Festival or Riverfest.

Town of Leland Farmers Market The market will be on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. From May - August at the Leland Municipal park behind Town Hall.

Southport Waterfront Market Featuring 22 vendors, the market held on the lawn of the Garrison House with a beautiful water view and featuring produce, plants, herbs, freshcut flowers, baked goods and craft items, will be open every Wednesday from 8am to 1pm beginning late May through early November.

Shallotte Farmers Market Riverside Park at Main St. / Hwy 130. May - Oct. 3) 8am-noon. Sat. 754-5014.

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is real and the bridge being created between inner greatness and our modern society is a choice that will impact everyone for generations to come. Wilmingtonians and travelers will be exposed to a tidal wave of silence and bliss they may have never experienced before. The goal is to expose the World to meditation through public display of meditation. To create an environment for people form all walks of life to come together in mediation. To come together as a Global Community to create and expand positive intention and action. The vision of MedMob is to continue organizing global flash mob meditations until the entire world is invited to join; literally. For more information, check out the facebook page at www.facebook. com/medmob.wilmington.


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Summertime Adventures Great getaways at North Carolina state parks BY Frank Carini

Looking for summertime adventures? Have you thought about visiting some of North Carolina’s State Parks? Whether you’re looking for fun in the sun or an evening under the stars, from the mountains to the sea, North Carolina offers it all. Most of the state’s 32 parks and recreation areas do not charge admission, and fees for camping, renting a canoe or stabling a horse are set at reasonable rates. Read on for a guide to some great trips that you can plan for this summer, or the fall.

A Beach Like No Other

Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nags Head Color streaks through the sky as an orange hang glider lifts off a dune. Rising 110 feet, Jockey’s Ridge is the tallest active sand dune on the East Coast. Here, private instructors teach hang gliding lessons and rent gear to adventurous firsttimers and experienced gliders alike. Kite flying, sail-boarding, sand-boarding, and wind-surfing are additional activities you won’t find in other state parks. Charlie Peek says visitors can hike or kayak along the “Sound side” of the park to catch a glimpse of ospreys. “They’re fun to watch,” he says. There’s no camping or overnight accommodations here, but don’t miss it while exploring the Outer Banks. (NOTE: Foot traffic from the dune area to the sound side is possible, but a difficult trek for most visitors. It’s an easy, quick drive and parking is available sound side.) Travel tips: Bring your kite or buy one from a store across the street. It’s a great way to relax and enjoy the day. Also, visit

the Wright Brothers National Memorial nearby to see the site of Orville and Wilbur’s famed first flight.

Experience The Mystery Of The Swamp

Merchants Millpond State Park, Gatesville. There’s one other great swamp experience Peek mentions; it’s a lesserknown park in the far Northeast corner of the state, 30 miles northwest of Elizabeth City and 30 miles south of Suffolk, Virginia. Here, you can rent canoes or bring your own, gently gliding among the cypress trees and hanging Spanish moss. “You can also canoe in to some of the campsites, here,” Peek says.

Campers’ Delight

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, Apex “With 1000 campsites, this park turns into a small town in the summer,” Peek notes. This park, South of Chapel

Hill and Durham, is a favorite RV site filled with boaters, skiers and anglers, too. Imagine relaxing by a cove, listening to the sounds of rippling water. Picture the surface of the lake glistening, water spraying as skiers test themselves. Hear the laughter of children, smell charcoal drifting through the air, and feel the breeze blowing over the campground. With almost 14,000 acres of water, make a splash at Jordan Lake.

Rugged And Wonderful

Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain Visitors climb peaks rising 800 feet above the surrounding countryside and watch raptors soar in the wind currents. The park’s 5,054 acres include 1,625foot Crowders Mountain (with a view of 20 miles) and 1,705-foot Kings Pinnacle. Rock climb, canoe or fish in the lake; or backpack into camping areas.

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A Waterfall Worth The Hike

South Mountains State Park, Connelly Springs At High Shoals Falls on the Jacob’s Fork River, a torrent of water falls approximately 80 feet over a cliff of bare rock. “It’s pretty spectacular,” Charlie Peek says. “But it’s not an easy climb; there are some steep areas.” The waterfall is a part of the 17,000 acres that make up the state’s largest park. The park is heavily stocked with trout. (Peek reminds all visitors to get fishing licenses online at www.ncwildlife.org). Mountain bikers and hikers relish the strenuous 18-mile loop here. Equestrians can bring in horse trailers and camp in designated areas, then hit the trail the next day.

A Secret Gem

Stone Mountain State Park, Roaring Gap Tucked in the Northwestern part of the state bordering Alleghany and Wilkes Counties, the sheer rock face of Stone Mountain has taunted climbers and hikers for centuries. While the gray-white 600-foot granite dome offers a challenging experience for hikers and climbers, Peek says a rewarding view of the face is only about 200 yards from the parking area. He also advises visitors to check out the restored mountain homestead exhibit in the same area. The trout fishing here is super, too. Camper’s Night Out: Tour the Old Wilkes Jail Museum and learn of its legendary inmate, Tom Dula, pronounced “Tom Dooley.” Then, see the outdoor drama chronicling the passionate murder of Laura Foster and Tom’s two-year trial and hanging.

Yep, It’s Mayberry’s Landmark

Pilot Mountain State Park, Pinnacle While some viewers thought Andy Griffith’s “Mount Pilot” was a fictional place, Pilot Mountain is indeed real. The Saura Indians gave the place it’s name meaning “pilot” or “guide”. The park has two pinnacles. Big Pinnacle, a 1400-foot wall of bare rock covered by vegetation on top is connected to Little Pinnacle by a narrow saddle. Little Pinnacle is a short hike from the parking area; from there, visitors on a clear day can see for hundreds of miles. Camping, canoeing, rock climbing, fishing and hiking are all available here. Stay longer: The charming town of Pilot Mountain and local bed and breakfasts are close to the park. Also see Mount Airy, the hometown of Andy Griffith and the model for TV’s Mayberry. Come hungry for a tasty Snappy Lunch pork chop sandwich served all the way. This local lunch-

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time favorite was featured in Gourmet magazine. Save room for a glass of wine from a nearby winery. Sample award winning wines at Shelton Vineyards, the largest estate winery in North Carolina. Also located nearby is Stony Knoll Vineyards and Round Peak Vineyards.

If your pet could talk, would you listen? From cats and dogs to world-champion show horses, Shirley Merrill travels the country communicating with animals and teaching classes.

Best Park For Families

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, Henderson To say Kerr Lake is big is an understatement. With more than 850 miles of shoreline, it’s one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. It’s also one of the most beautiful. From wooded shores to secluded coves to tranquil picnic areas, Kerr Lake offers fun for the entire family including fishing, camping, boating, skiing, sailing, wind surfing, swimming, boat ramps, nature walking, hiking, bird watching and picnicking. Travel tip: In October you can see the “Show, Shine, Shag & Dine” and “The East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame.” An antique/classic car show and nostalgia drag cars, held in Historic Downtown Henderson. As you can see, whether you want to hang glide, rock climb, canoe, hike, or just do some good old fashion camping, North Carolina offers it all! Have a great time this summer enjoying these wonderful parks!

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BY Terry Gray

If you seek greater enjoyment and well-being in your life, don’t overlook the humble ukulele. Maybe you’ve attempted to learn an instrument, but quit in frustration. Maybe you can sing well, but can’t play a thing. Whatever your reason – if the idea of creative self-expression appeals to you, consider the ukulele: It’s easy to hold, easy to learn, easy on the ears, and easy on the wallet. Many researchers have confirmed in scientific studies what we’ve always known in our common-sense hearts: Music is good for mind, body and soul. Music therapy is a growing discipline whose psychological benefits – relaxation, stress reduction, emotional release, increased energy, and a heightened sense of optimism, to name a few – can be achieved on your own by listening to music in a meditative way. Even greater benefits come to those who learn to create their own joyful noises. The catch? Popular instruments like the guitar, keyboard, violin, or saxophone can be daunting for beginners. It’s a challenge that people meet every day through dedication and discipline, but not everyone has the time or patience to surmount the learning curves. It truly requires passion. By comparison, the ukulele is very approachable. You won’t need passion; it’s just not that kind of thing. A little crush will do. Once suspected of being a toy, or a punch line, today the ukulele is swelling in popularity around the world. There are over 85,000 uke-related videos on YouTube! You might not have heard of Jake Shimabukuro, but people have listened to his virtuosic cover of “While My Guitar

Gently Weeps” over nine million times. In 2010, an 8-year-old named Aidan Powell almost single-handedly cornered the cute market with a performance of Train’s “Hey Soul Sister,” drawing eleven million views and counting. The Hawaiian instrument is popping up in surprising places in 2012. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is scheduled to play a concert in London’s Royal Albert Hall in September. Eddie Vedder, front man for the rock band Pearl Jam, will release his second solo album in May, devoted entirely to songs accompanied by ukulele. Meanwhile, new names and approaches are emerging, such as the The Paul Hemmings Uketet, a New York City trio which offers savory arrangements of jazz standards and contemporary classics. No doubt – ukelele music has come

a long way since Tiny Tim’s “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”, but even that old cornball has registered 4,747,358 views on YouTube. Never mind the snobs – ukulele is cool. “Tiny Tim did for the ukulele what the movie ‘Deliverance’ did for the banjo,” jokes Kent Knorr, who runs the North Carolina Ukulele Academy in Wilmington. “But that has changed a lot.” Knorr’s all-ukulele all-the-time venture, which combines classroom instruction with the sale of instruments, accessories, books, CDs and DVDs, is a rarity. In the past it probably would have been impossible. Knorr, an accomplished player whose repertoire runs from J.S. Bach to the Jazz Age and back to Tin Pan Alley, is still a bit amazed himself, he says. But since 2007, when he founded the school, he has taught approximately 500 students. His success in teaching, he says, can be attributed to an easy ethic: “I’ve always tried to keep it fun, not to get too caught up in the technical stuff, especially for the kids,” he says. His business attire bespeaks the aloha spirit: faded jeans, sandals, T-shirt. Classes are set up by age group, with adults and children signing up in roughly equal numbers, he says. Although most of his students are raw beginners, he also offers special classes, workshops, and jam sessions for more advanced players. It takes time to be a Jake Shimabukuro, if that becomes your ambition. But whether you do it on your own or with help, the standard ukulele offers important advantages to the beginner. It’s small, lightweight and highly mobile. There are four sizes (soprano, tenor, concert, baritone) but most ukes are only

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21 to 26 inches in length. Usually, there’s no extra baggage like cases and straps, so you’re much more likely to take it along on walks or rides… in case the urge to practice strikes. Its strings are made of nylon. If you’ve ever taken a stab at playing the mandolin or steel-string guitar, you probably remember getting sore. Nylon strings are far more finger-friendly. Less pain equals more play. It has only four strings. Not six, not eight, not twelve – just four painless little strings that don’t demand much. That means you can quickly master a few oneand two-finger chords and start humming along to favorite tunes. Before you know it, you’re playing “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” for all your friends. Its tuning is similar to a guitar’s. If you’ve learned any guitar chords in the past, you might have a head start today with the uke. It’s not expensive. You can buy a perfectly good ukulele for as little as $40. The leading local music stores – Finkelstein’s, The Music Loft, and Modern Music – all carry them, although the largest selection is at Knorr’s shop (in case you want to buy

a world-class model for $1600). It is low-key. Ukulele is an unpretentious calling. Subtlety, sophistication and complexity are not part of its normal persona, although it is certainly willing if you’re able. But if you’re a newbie, the bar is low, the pressure is off. Just relax …smile … strum. Once you begin playing, what benefits can you expect beyond the simple joy of doing it? Improved physical dexterity is an obvious one, but the studies also suggest that musical training tones the mind by creating new connections between brain cells. Those new pathways can help in other ways, especially in language or mathematics. A 2006 article in Educational Psychologist by Dr. Frances Rauscher, a University of Wisconsin researcher who focuses on the relationship between music and cognitive development, noted that “children who receive instrumental training score significantly higher on tasks measuring spatial-temporal cognition, hand-eye coordination and arithmetic.” For children and adults alike, there is a sense of achievement in learning to play an instrument. Music is one of the pleasures in life that can lead to other enrichments, such as new music friends and group activities. It’s a lifelong investment in gettin’ some satisfaction. It’s about creative self-expression. And, what the heck — it’s just fun. So? Do you think that playing music could augment your happiness, diminish your stress, and enhance your spatialtemporal cognition? If the ukulele sounds good to you, there’s probably never been a better time to try.

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Unique Women of Wilmington BY Elisha Mancini Caster

What do Feng Shui, Acupuncture, Energy Healing, and efforts to support women with cancer all have in common? The desire to move energy around in a way that promotes healing to the members of our community in a holistic format.

always found benefits from my experiences. However, this time I decided to try a new modality. I was hopeful in that I may embark on an inner journey of healing, and that my journey could start to unfold in a way that did not have to be initiated through dialogue alone. If I am going to reach for balance of my body, mind, and spirit, then perhaps I should choose a healer that utilizes a process that will promote my mission. I would first like to share with you my interview with Pat. She grew up all over the In our search for Wilmington’s most world, attending 11 schools unique women, I started with the practical as her father was in the Army. thought that everyone works as a part of She has had 5 near death extheir community to provide help or assisperiences and a death experitance in a way that they see appropriate for ence in her life. their personality. As there are many forms She was an infant when she of work and career opportunities available, encountered three near death Pat Vlach one must proceed, at some point (or many experiences by the age of six points), to ask themselves; in what way can weeks. At two years of age she had a I provide service to my community that new-aged. I quickly learned that these death experience in a small town in Wywould be enjoyable and fulfilling? Join me forms of healing date back to early manoming in which she remembers clearly in exploring how four women in our com- kind. In reference to her process, her seeing an angel. When word spread of munity came to their unique self discovery touch is very gentle physically, yet exhow ill and close to death she was, the of being of service to us in a way that is not tremely powerful on an energetic level. I people of her community began prayall too common, but has a profound effect learned this from my first session. ing for her. Seeing the angel was her on our well being. I decided to see Pat because I was first remembered experience of a condealing with some emotional issues, and nection to healing. This was not foreign also because I am a counselor, and it is to the women in Pat’s family, as most Pat Vlach, Master Energy encouraged in my field to maintain a of them seem to possess this gift. She Healer: good counseling relationship of my own shared stories with me about her grandReiki Master Teacher®, Theta Healwhile in practice. I have in the past gone mother and mother helping to heal other®, Shamballa Master Healer®, Shato several traditional counselors, and have ers, and how many people would visit manic Healer®, ARL Practitioner®, Trinity with her grandmother Practitioner® and Intuitive. for advice. Pat practices a holistic, natuShe spoke of her It was 2002 when Pat moved to Wilmington, ral, hands on energy system that first reiki healing from touches on all levels of mind, at this time she felt a tremendous pull to a nun when she was body and spirit. It is easy to see in her early thirties, how her credentials could bate line up with her gift and move forward in another turning point your curiosity, and at first I ashelping other’s to heal. towards her destined sumed them to be somewhat

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road of becoming a healer. And although treatments. Patients that receive it seems all too natural for her to be in reiki as a compliment to their other the healing profession, she explained treatments are experiencing a dehow for many years she was too scared to crease in pain, nausea and vomitembrace it, and put her gifts aside. It was ing. To find out more information 2002 when Pat moved to Wilmington, at about Pat Vlach, visit her website this time she felt a tremendous pull to line at www.channelforhealing.com or up with her gift and move forward in help- call (910) 274-1716. ing other’s to heal. When asked about her many titles, she explained how her Alison Larmee Born, LAc, development of each tool increased her MSOM capability of helping her clients to heal. How Oriental Medicine Found It is a way for her to weave the tapestry Alison: for what a client may need. So it all began Alison’s senior My experience with Pat: I walked in year of college, when she was dithe building of Pat’s office. I followed agnosed with Inflammatory Bowel the smell of sage up to the second Disease. For the two years that folfloor, where I took my shoes off and lowed she saw three gastroenterentered her office. I instantly felt very ologists that all recommended high safe and at peace with my surround- doses of steroids and other risk-ladings, and with Pat. She had a very calm en immuno-suppressive drugs. Her and content feeling about her, and I symptoms barely improved, and she Alison Larmee learned quickly of her sense of humor now added unwanted side effects of years of schooling she worked at White which made me comfortable right away. mood swings, moon face, and a conWe went through an initial conversation stant cold or infection. She was 22 and Crane Herbal Medicine, the herbal pharabout what I wanted to work on. At this at her wit’s end until a co-worker told her macy and gift shop owned by AOMA and time she evaluated my energy field, about his mother who was an acupunctur- staffed by its students and graduates. This and we talked about concerns that she ist. She had no idea what to expect, but experience greatly enhanced her herbal studies competency, and confidence in saw as well as the issues I spoke of. figured that it couldn’t hurt. She explained that she only speaks of Five months later, she had her life working with the herbs. She also learned the things that she sees if the client is back. Not only were her treatments ex- Zen Shiatsu bodywork and interned in the ready at that current point in time. She tremely calming and effective, but it was Shiatsu student clinic, learned Qi Gong is a channel and is only there to pay ac- the first health care practitioner who took from Master Li Jun Feng, and completed knowledgement to the things that will more than five minutes to talk to her, let over 1,000 clinic training hours. All of be of benefit to the client in their cur- alone 2 hours on the first visit. She advised these experiences enhanced her learning rent state of being. her extensively on diet and lifestyle – two experience exponentially. Alison currently holds a Master’s in We then proceeded into the next things in her life that definitely needed reOriental Medicine (OM) from AOMA, and room where I received my treatment. is recognized as a DiploDuring this time I closed mat in OM by NCCAOM my eyes while Pat did One day Alison had an epiphany … that she She has been licensed and some energy work. I practicing in Wilmington felt very relaxed and could be part of the solution that she had so since 2006. During this may have dosed in and heavily invested much time and curiosity in. time she has studied exout. Before too long I tensively with David Euler, was brought back to full the head instructor for Kiiko Matsumoto’s awareness and we moved back into her vised and played a significant role in her office area. She told me that I respond- symptoms. After this course of treatment Japanese style of acupuncture. Alison has also completed courses in Japanese moxaed well and that I would definitely feel she went into remission for the first time. some relief. The next few days felt very She continued going back to Orien- bustion, weight loss, herbal formulas with clear to me, as I began to notice that tal Medicine over the next few years that John Chen, and Dr. Tan and his world fathe colors around me seemed brighter, followed for help with other issues. She mous Balance Method which is employed and I felt more accepting of the people soon ended her career writing and edit- in the community clinic setting. Dr. Jake Fratkin’s course on the Westaround me. I felt free. ing as a “dot comer,” and tried working in I would recommend Pat to anyone a variety of health care settings including; ern testing and integrative treatment of althat feels as though they could use clar- a physical therapy practice, yoga studio, lergies and digestive issues was one of the ity in any area of their life, whether it water rehab facility, and a women’s health most useful classes she has taken to date in is on an emotional, spiritual or physical clinic. Then one day she had an epiphany terms of instant usability and success rates level. The wonderful part about these … that she could be part of the solution with patient treatments. What to expect in an appointment: The techniques is that they can be used in that she had so heavily invested much first thing you will need to do is fill out a conjunction with other forms of healing. time and curiosity in. Alison applied to acupuncture school. medical history form. Alison will of course In fact, the American Cancer Society has designated an entire web page to In 2002 she began her studies at the want to know about everything you are takReiki healing and its benefits to cancer Academy of Oriental Medicine at Aus- ing including all medications, supplements patients while undergoing their cancer tin, Texas (AOMA). Throughout her 3 1/2 and dosage amounts. You will have about a

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20-30 minute consultation. At this time she will check your pulse, look at your tongue, and decide on treatment. She will use acupuncture as well as prescribe Chinese herbs or supplements. Around 60-70% of Alison’s clients also use herbs or supplements. Alison feels blessed to have been found by this 3,000 year old traditional medicine, and feels passionately about Oriental Medicine’s place in the modern world. This is why she values her process to continue studies that not only focus on acupuncture techniques and Chinese herbs, but also on Western and integrative medicine. She has witnessed the successful combination of the two in healing the most difficult of cases, and she tries to bring their essence into her treatments and patient interactions on a daily basis. Alison’s special areas of interest for private treatment are (but not limited to): women’s health (including fertility and pregnancy support), digestive disorders, and chronic headaches. The community clinic is an excellent method for dealing with chronic or acute pain, addictions recovery, weight loss, allergies, PTSD and general stress reduction. During my interview with Alison I learned many things about her that gave me a deep sense of respect. I love that she is willing to accept and integrate other forms of treatment; to her it is all about what is best for her client’s, as she completely leaves any sense of ego out of the equation. I feel that she is honored and humbled by her experience as a healer, and will do anything she feels necessary in the process to wellness. I also found it very calming to witness her fairly informal presence; she does not wear a lab coat, and has a witty sense of humor that adds comfort to her environment. Alison is also a proud advocate to a charity called Indigo Jax. Her and her husband just travelled to India and spent time with an orphanage helping young girls learn how to surf. The charity has an impressive outreach surf program designed to empower disadvantaged, medically fragile and special needs children by exposing them to the ocean environment. To learn more about Alison, please visit: capefearacupuncture.com. or call (910) 352-4555. Her office is located at: 5401 Wrightsville Ave. in Wilmington.

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As good design principles are visually appealing, Feng Shui appeals to the heart and soul.

Mo Linquist

owner of Artful Living Group. Mo grew up in Canton Ohio, and as a young child, her love for space and fabrics began. She started designing clothing and room décor and later decided to broaden her passion with a major in fashion merchandising in college. When her four children were small, Mo designed children’s accessories and developed a business called Mommy & Me Collection. As her family grew she channeled her career working for Ethan Allen Furniture, Stock’s Custom Draperies, and The Closet Factory helping people organize and decorate their living environments. Shortly there after, her husband Randy opened up a Café in the heart of Canton’s business district. While working with the creative contractor, Mo was approached about Feng Shui. She was eager to learn more, and so the contractor brought her a book on the topic. She was hooked, and soon left for Chicago to attend Feng Shui School. She studied under the tutelage of Master Nancilee Wydra, founder of the Feng Shui Institute of America. FSIA promotes Pyramid School which incorporates biology, psychology, cultural anthropolo-

gy, physiology and brings Feng Shui into a contemporary paradigm that is sensitive to today’s cultural diversity. This is where Mo received the gift of touching her client’s souls through interior design. Mo has been recognized by the Feng Shui Institute of America (FSIA) as a Certified Feng Shui Professional. FSIA has established a comprehensive program to bring standards of excellence to professionals in the person/place business. She currently also holds a position on the faculty of the Institute. This professional training is accredited by the American Society of Interior Designers for continuing education credits, as more design professionals begin to recognize the value of Feng Shui in home design and décor. As a faculty member of the Feng Shui Institute, Linquist has raised the awareness and understanding of Feng Shui through speaking engagements and training sessions throughout Ohio. She is also a founding board member of the sister organization FSII and holds allied membership in ASID. Being on the leading edge, Mo has incorporated Pyramid Feng Shui in her private consulting business. As good design principles are visually appealing, Feng Shui appeals to the heart and soul. Mo notes that, Feng Shui consultations are more science than magic, analyzing how people feel in an environment, then deciding what to do and why.” Mo helps people learn why some places feel good and seem to nurture, while other places make them uncomfortable. She calls herself an Environmental Language Interpreter due in part to her ability to walk into a client’s space and tell them what their house is saying. To add to the science of Pyramid Feng Shui, Mo also explained how the client’s culture,

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Elizabeth enjoys the fact that women can come to a space that feels comfortable and supportive.

Elizabeth Barnes, Women of Hope

beliefs and approach to design are also valuable components. The type of space that would bring comfort to an individual is developed in adolescence before age six. Taking all of this into consideration we can see how changing our environment with a focus on growth and not perfection is a must, and finding peace and harmony in our living space needs to be an indi-

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vidualized quest. What to expect during a consultation: You will receive a questionnaire before your first initial meeting. Questions will consist of information about the house, neighborhood, any accidents in the house etc. A meeting time is arranged and Mo will come to take pictures of the house or office space, assess energy of the space, and hold a consultation. One of the first questions asked is; “What do you want to change?” It is her job to uncover what it is that you want in your life, in what ways you may be stuck, and what changes you would like to see. Patterns develop in all of us because we are human; feng shui helps change patterns that are not serving. After a couple of weeks she will come back with a report. There will be anywhere from 9-18 suggestions for change within the space. It is up to the client at this point to start working to make changes in their space. As changes are made Mo will continue answering any questions while progress is being made. For more information on how feng shui can help you contact Mo at: Artful Living Group 112 Cape Fear Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC (910) 458-7822 (330) 904-3636 www.personplace.com

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I walked into the Women of Hope office, and was pleasantly greeted with a warm welcoming hug from the Founder and Executive Director, Elizabeth Barnes. Women of Hope is an organization that was created to offer education, support programs, services and advocacy to women who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer. When Elizabeth and her husband were informed of their daughter Kelly’s cancer diagnosis, they felt grateful for the advancement in new technology, and realized that care and support from community was essential, and at the same time, scarce. She went on to explain the loneliness that one feels as soon as they become diagnosed with cancer, and that fear grows with loneliness. She learned from Kelly’s experience that hope is the one feeling that overrides fear, and a positive outlook helps to assist in the healing process immensely. To Elizabeth, you become a survivor at the moment you receive a diagnosis. Elizabeth and Kenny initially created Women of Hope in 2009 as a one time charity event to bring community awareness of breast cancer patients and to provide support. She learned that the community had a tremendous need for more than an event and was driven to turn Women of Hope into a full functioning organization that sleeps very little. Their support was opened to include all types of cancer, and to offer support for the patient families as well. The foundation currently offers; educational opportunities, patient advocacy, support groups focused on the individual and financial assistance for those underinsured and uninsured. Elizabeth and her wonderful staff of volunteers work hard to assist women that seek assistance from the Women of Hope organization. The office is also home to a lending library, a living room, and a private meeting room. Elizabeth enjoys the fact that women can come to a space that feels comfortable and supportive. She explained


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Alison Larmee Born braves the ocean with her special cohort of disadvantaged and special-needs children as an advocate of Indigo Jax Surf Charities.

how important it is for women to get out of the house, and get their mind off of their diagnosis. The organization has many compassionate volunteers that donate their time providing office assistance, program development, or working with any or all of the four signature fundraising events. I personally find Elizabeth to be a woman of great compassion and sincerity; she truly is the mother of her passion, and a true giver of hope. When asked how she does it all, Elizabeth instantly remarked, “I only do what God gives me to do”. She said she could not do it all without the tremendous support she receives from her husband Kenny, the volunteer staff and their families that support them. Some of these gracious volunteers are going through treatment themselves for the second time, and continue to support the cause because they themselves know first hand of the many benefits. To fulfill one of the important missions of Women of Hope, an educational opportunity is provided to the community called “Survive and Thrive”. These meetings provide wonderful programs and speakers that deal with different issues for, the cancer survivor. These programs have just recently

changed from meeting monthly in the evenings to quarterly lunch programs making it easier for women to manage work and home life, yet able to participate in these wonderful education opportunities. The “Focused On You” support group sessions are held in their beautiful office on Oleander Drive and facilitated by Shannon McInville, Support Program Director and survivor. As well as founding and serving the Women Of Hope organization, Elizabeth and her husband Kenny have celebrated over 26 years creating portraits in the Wilmington area. As a portrait artist, Kenny combines his passion for art with his love for people. To find out more visit: www.kennybarnes.com. In February 2012, the Miss New Hanover County Pageant was revitalized after many years. This wonderful pageant organization is quite different from what we easily recognize as pageant queens, because these dedicated girls donate their time to service and have chosen the Women Of Hope organization as their service platform. Please visit www.missnewhanovercounty.com to learn more. To find out more about Elizabeth and the mission of Women Of Hope, please visit www.womenofhopenc.org, or call 910-799-7178.

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A Man’s Guide to Essential Vitamins

Research shows that men are missing out on some key nutrients for their health. Here’s the 411 on what you need — and where you can get it. BY Chris Iliades, MD Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III MD, MPH

You know the rules for healthy living: exercise, eat right, sleep well, etc. But how many of them do you actually follow? Data from the International Food Council Foundation suggests that while a majority of men are aware that changes to their diet could benefit their overall health, fewer than half actually follow through with those changes. “Most men can get almost all the vitamins they need if they pay attention to nutrition,” says Bruce B. Campbell, MD, a men’s health specialist at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. “But not all men do pay enough attention, and nutrition needs may change with age.” Men over 70, for example, need more vitamin D than middleaged men, and according to a recent study, 72 percent of them don’t get it. In fact, men of all ages have deficits in nearly every nutritional category. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, men need to eat 350 percent more dark green vegetables and 150 percent more fruit in order to meet federal guidelines. “Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy oils, and low in saturated fats from red meat is rule number one for healthy nutrition,” says Dr. Campbell. He and other experts warn against mega-dose vitamins (those containing more than 100 percent of your recommended daily allowance) but say certain supplements may help

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compensate for deficiencies. Many nutrition specialists, for example, may recommend multivitamins. Although some recent studies have questioned the value of them for preventing conditions like heart disease and cancer, experts say a basic multi could act as an insurance policy for men who have nutritional gaps in their diet.

Essential Vitamins for Men’s Health: Vitamin D

“It’s hard to get enough vitamin D from food,” advises Campbell. “Many men who work inside all day do not get enough exposure to the sun, which is needed for the body to manufacture vitamin D. Most men can benefit from taking 1,000 IU [international units] of vitamin D daily.” What you need to know about vitamin D: Vitamin D becomes even more im-

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portant with age, because it’s needed to absorb calcium and helps prevent weak muscles and bones. Recent research also suggests that vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk for colon cancer, and one study found that men with low levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to have a heart attack as men with normal levels. On the other hand, too much vitamin D can cause fatigue and muscle weakness, so you should stay below 2,000 IU unless your doctor advises otherwise. “Good nutrition sources for vitamin D include salmon, sardines, cod liver oil, milk, cheese, egg yolk, orange juice, yogurt, and fortified breakfast cereal,” says Kari L. Kooi, MS, RD, a clinical dietitian specialist at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Tex.

Folate for Heart Health

Folate, or folic acid, is one of the important B vitamins. Folate may help protect men and women from heart disease because it prevents the build-up of homocysteine, a substance that your body needs to build protein but that can lead to heart and blood vessel disease if produced in excess. What you need to know about folate: The recommended allowance for folate is 400 micrograms (mcg) a day, which you can get from eating a few servings of leafy green vegetables or beans daily. Folate can be included in your multivitamin, but you should not have to take extra dietary supplements unless your doctor says your homocysteine is low. Too much folate may increase your risk for colon cancer. “Great sources of nutrition for folate


include lima beans, spinach, asparagus, oranges, strawberries, and avocado,” says Kooi.

Vitamin B12 for a Healthy Nervous System

Older men, in particular, may have an increased need for this B vitamin, which boosts brain health. “Vitamin B12 supports the normal functioning of the nervous system, including memory,” says Kooi. “Depression and dementia are symptoms of a low serum B12.” What you need to know about vitamin B12: The recommended daily allowance for B12 is 2.4 mcg, which you can easily get from your diet. One serving of fortified breakfast cereal will provide all that you need. B12 may be included in your daily multivitamin. Although high doses have not been shown to be harmful, you should not need to supplement this vitamin unless your doctor recommends it. “Great food sources for B12 include salmon, shrimp, beef, chicken, clams, eggs, milk, and cheese,” says Kooi.

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and vomiting and result in weak bones. Vitamin A deficiency is rare in the United States — you should get plenty as long as you eat your fruits and vegetables. It may be in your multivitamin, but you should not need any additional supplements. “The best nutrition sources for vitamin A are carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, apricots, cantaloupe, broccoli, eggs, milk, and cod liver oil,” says Kooi.

Vitamin C for Healthy Aging

“Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that serves a protective role in the body by neutralizing free radicals that want to attack healthy cells,” explains Kooi. “High intake of vitamin-C foods can help slow signs of aging.” Although it is no longer believed that vitamin C can keep you from catching a cold, it is an essential building block for good nutrition. What you need to know about vitamin C: Not enough vitamin C can result in anemia and scurvy. Scurvy is still seen in

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Take Back the Control of Your Health BY Maranda Saling

This year we experienced an unusually warm late winter, and while I found no problem with this while sun-bathing in March, when April came around and my sinuses were going crazy I was wondering how great it really was. What started out as a scratch in my throat, turned into a full-fledged sinus infection—one that I was determined to beat without any over-the-counter or prescriptions drugs. One week and many tissues later I am pleased to say that I was successful! Having the ability to overcome infections or even the common cold is something many people and families could benefit from. Who wouldn’t want to regain control over their lives? With that being said let me share with you my plan of attack. After reading this, if anyone has natural remedies of their own, please share them with us! Knowledge is power and we are all about empowerment! Reach us via e-mail, Facebook or whatever method of communicating you choose! First, I developed the recipe for my “Special Tonic”. This tonic works wonders for controlling your cough. Although the aroma and taste is strong, your body will recognize how much better it feels and learn to love it! Start by putting some water on to boil in a tea-kettle. As the water’s boiling add these ingredients to your mug: 1 shot bourbon/ whiskey/brandy (Substituting with a teabag for children is an option, but limits the effectiveness of the tonic), 2 dashes Cayenne Pepper, 1 small cinnamon stick, 1 Tsp fresh, ground ginger, 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (ACV) (Recommended: organic ACV with The Mother), the juice of 1/2-1 lemon and 2-5 Tbsp of honey. Add enough water just to fill the mug and there you have it. I know, I know, that’s a lot of honey... that’s a lot of ingredients! This is true, but this combination

works to soothe and coat your throat as well as help you sleep through the night. I made one cup every morning and one every night, but for during the day I added lemon juice and honey to my water bottle. On a normal day it is recommended that we drink as many ounces of water as the equivalent of half our body weight. For example, if you weigh 140lb you should be drinking at least 70 ounces of water everyday. While you’re sick however, it is recommended to drink around double that. It seems like a lot but if you carry your water around with you all day you won’t notice the how much water you’re drinking, but your body will notice how fast it flushed the cold from your system. Another key aspect of overcoming my infection was the use of essential oils. By blending Eucalyptus and Peppermint oil with a non-fragrance balm, making your own vapor rub is really easy. Just a small dab on your chest and under your nose is all you need to help you breath clearly. I also used my oils in my diffuser and I swear that diffuser was my shadow for the week! I took it everywhere with me and tried to breath in the oils as much as possible. Baths are another great way to use your oils. The steam helps clear your sinuses and your pores open in the hot water so you can feel the oil working all over your body. I use my oils on a daily basis, but while I was sick I made sure to cover myself with them! I probably smelled like an old woman who couldn’t smell how much perfume she put on, but I didn’t care! Throughout the entire sickness I maintained the same exercise regime as usual for two reasons. First, is because sweating is one

of the best ways to rid the body of any sickness. The ginger and cayenne pepper in the tea is to induce sweating for the same reason. Second, I did not going to allow my body and mind to even acknowledge the sickness. I am a firm believer that we are what we think (as well as eat and say!) so thinking you are healthy will encourage health. Yes, it was annoying having to tuck tissues into my shorts, but keeping my mind focused on being healthy and balanced is was got me back to being healthy and balanced-coincidence? I think not. My final step to health was my diet. For the week I was feeling it the most I ate an almost entirely Vegan diet. My body was craving Raw fruits and veggies more than normal and I was not about to fight it. Listening to your body is key! It will give you subtle clues that will are specific to your body and that will only help your cause. Spinach and Arugula salads with ACV and oil became my go to meal. I continued taking all my normal vitamins. All those fruits and veggies helped build my immune system back to not only where it was before I was sick, but high enough to beat off the infection and leave me feeling great again! No promises, but I challenge everyone to at least attempt these practices. It is so encouraging to know it is possible to live your life the way you, not doctors or main-stream America or that nurse pushing a Z-pack down your throat, want you to. Try them, alter them, and make them your own so you can take the power back in controlling the health of your body! Good luck and good health, from my family to yours.

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Maranda Saling was born & raised in Ohio by a family of entrepreneurs. With a passion for travel, relationships and Green living she pursued Journalism, Public Relations and International Communications, graduating from Ohio University. Since graduation she has been focused on her business, Bellflower Communications and continuing to learn more about herself and the world through travel. Bellflower Communications has created a niche in the public relations industry, not looking for the biggest businesses with the most money. Rather the small business and non-profit sectors where passions run deeper than pockets. Become better aquatinted with Bellflower Communications: www.BellflowerCommunications.com

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ith summer grilling season in full swing, many of us are turning to the grill for some of our summertime favorites. Meat and poultry have long been a popular mealtime choice for a majority of American consumers. To meet the demand, the meat industry has turned to agribusiness techniques that have raised questions about food safety, as well as concerns about the environment. Fortunately, there are alternatives to commercial factory-farmed meats and poultry. Local markets such as Tidal Creek Co-op and Lovey’s Market make it easy for us, by seeking out those responsible producers who can provide our customers the highest quality products that are raised in a humane environment. Food quality and safety are their first concerns. These stores seek to offer meat products that meet high standards for good taste, cleanliness and animal well-being. Often the staff members personally visit the farms and meat processing plants in order to evaluate humane treatment and sanitation techniques and to confirm a careful selection of the finished product. When purchasing meat and poultry products, look at the label and choose an option that meet the following criteria: • Free from hormones, antibiotics or preservatives. • Fed food that contains no harmful additives (routine antibiotics or animal byproducts). • Raised on small-scale family farms that follow sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. • Certified organically grown whenever possible. Not only will you be supporting a local farmer that has put their heart and soul into their product, but you will also be supporting yourself, by reducing the chemicals that you are putting into your own body.

Antibiotics in meat

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thy (BSE). Scientists are still learning about prions, which are proteins that suddenly behave in destructive ways. Scrapie, Kuru, Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease, and BSE are all prion-based diseases. Each of them affects the structure of brain tissue, and each is fatal and currently untreatable. Scientist agree that BSE is transmitted among cattle by feeding them the body parts of other, infected cattle- a practice that was banned by the U.S. in 1997. But scientists don’t agree on the danger BSE poses to human health. Certified organic and grass-fed are our safest beef choices.

Food-borne illness

in fighting disease. A major source of antibiotic overuse is through livestock production, as up to 70 percent of the antibiotics used in America are routinely given to healthy chickens, pigs and cattle. Many of the antibiotics administered to animals are also used for treating human diseases, and those bacteria are becoming resistant to the antibiotics. People are at a greater risk of getting infection that are resistant to treatment. In the year 2000, manufacturers were ordered to discontinue using fluoroquinolone antibiotics in poultry as a way to address this health threat.

Mad cow disease

“Mad Cow” refers to the prion-based disease bovine spongiform encephalopa-

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Another food safety issue is the risk of consumers contracting food-borne illness. These risks range from the food animals eat to the slaughter techniques used at factory farms: swift moving conveyors move meats along at a rapid pace, hastening inspection, and the spread of bacteria is quick and widespread because of unclean practices. Two bacteria are a primary cause of food poisoning: Escherichia coli (E.coli), a strain of bacteria found in the stomachs and manure of beef cattle, and salmonella, which is found in the feces of poultry. In the conventional meat industry, the poor production handling practices that cause some of these problems are not addressed. Keeping animals clean, feeding them high-quality food, and slowing down production lines in favor of thorough inspection are not considered cost-effective. Meanwhile, irradiation (exposing food to ionizing radiation to kill harmful bacteria) is touted as a solution, rather than cleaning up processing. There are alternatives to this system. Look for meats that come from animals that are allowed access to movement and the outdoors, eat organically grown feed and are raised and processed in humane conditions. Well-fed and exercised animals are healthy and don’t require a routine of antibiotics to keep then well. Consumers must also participate in the food safety cycle by storing and cooking meats properly.


Proper handling of meat and poultry

■ Refrigerate meat and poultry immediately upon purchase. ■ Put meats on ice if transporting them in hot weather. ■ Use within two days of purchase or freeze. ■ Wash hands with soap and water before and after preparing meats or poultry ■ Wash all cutting boards, utensils and counters that have come in contact with raw meats. ■ Keep cooked food refrigerated below 40 degrees, or heated above 140 degrees at all times to prevent bacterial spoilage.

National Organic Standards For Livestock and Poultry

All certified organic livestock and poultry, as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture final rule on organics, must include: ■ Implementation of organic livestock plans, with sound animal health and well-being. ■ Provide outdoor access for all animals and access to pasture for ruminants. ■ Use 100 percent organic feed and approved food supplements. ■ Use organic management from the last third gestation, birth or hatching. ■ No antibiotics, growth hormones or GMO’s. ■ Implement organic handling plans for slaughter that emphasize protection of organic integrity, preventing commingling or contamination with nonorganic product, and proactively uses sanitation and pest management practices.

Common Meat and Poultry Label Terms

■ Organic - No antibiotics, growth hormones, GMO’s, or irradiation. Organic feed only. Access to outdoors. ■ All-natural - Minimally processed. No artificial ingredients or added color. ■ Grass-fed or pastured - Natural diet or grass, may have some finishing with grain.* ■ Free-range or free-roam - Access to outdoors or pasture.* *Grass-fed and pastured are claims not verified by the USDA and do not yet have a standard meaning. To verify animal production claims, seek products that go through a third-party certification process or check with reputable sellers regarding the source of the product.

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{community spotlight} Tidal Creek Co-op It’s kitchen is bigger and better than ever

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idal Creek Cooperative Food Market has combar seating, building a recycling center, reoripleted an expansion of its Co-op Kitchen; a enting the cold and hot bar fixtures for better certified kitchen facility providing freshly preaccessibility, improving menu and messaging pared foods, made in-house daily, for dine-in and signage, and refreshing the color palette to take-out. All Co-op Kitchen areas are proud to cater reflect a more comfortable dining experito diners choosing a more classic fare, as well as those ence. with dietary restrictions, including; vegetarian, vegan, Sourcing sustainable building materigluten-free, and sugar-free diets. Indoor and outdoor als and reusing existing supplies was of seating is available, and free Wi-Fi is a popular amenity. paramount importance throughout the Co-op Kitchen items include primarily organic seproject. Craig Harris, General Manager for lections on the salad bar and hot bar, made-to-order Tidal Creek Co-op states, sandwiches, and grab-and-go items in the cooler. Spe“Tidal Creek gave great consideration cial ordering is available and widely acclaimed. to the impact of construction on the enviThe Co-op Bakery prepares a daily assortment of ronment. By working with Sapona Green freshly baked items, including; muffins, scones, cakes, Building Center and Jackson Building and pies, snack bars, and other deliciously sweet treats. OrRenovation; we were able to use North ders are welcomed for specially prepared and decoCarolina pine, sustainably grown bamboo, rated items. The café provides smoothies and juices; and low VOC paints and stains.” made from real, organic fruits and vegetables. Locally Kombucha Tea on tap, is one of many Made-to-order sandwiches are one of grown wheatgrass shots are a popular tonic. Coffee new features in the expanded co-op the new offerings made possible through beans are organic, locally roasted, and fairly traded. kitchen. the Co-op Kitchen expansion. The added Specialty coffee and tea drinks are a favorite of many. space made room for sandwich artistry, as Tidal Creek Co-op’s Board of Directors approved the pro- well as a Panini Grill where sandwiches may be heated if desired. posal to expand space for the Co-op Kitchen in summer 2011. Addition of a dinner menu is something new to the Co-op Deb Lovan, Co-op Kitchen Manager, provided the inspired vision Kitchen’s hot bar. In combination with regular hot bar fare, the that grew from years of experience and market research, stating, dinner menu features freshly whole roasted, antibiotic-free and “When considering what annual capital request I would make for hormone-free chickens (except for Meatless Mondays). the past year I had two goals. One: I wanted to respond to our The Co-op Café is proud to pour Wilmington’s first kombucustomers’ requests for made-to-order sandwiches. Two: I wanted cha tea on tap. Lenny Boy Kombucha is owned and brewed by a to be able to expand our kitchen services so families with young former UNCW student, now doing business from Asheville, NC. children, adults eating alone, and people with food intolerances This organic tea is served in a 16 ounce glass mason jar, or biocould all find a comfortable place to eat a healthy meal. I asked degradable disposable cup for enjoying on-the-go, is made from Craig if I could think big. He said, ‘Make the proposal.’ That is alkaline Appalachian mountain water, and is full of beneficial nutriwhen I began to pitch for walls to come down. Right now, it feels tive properties. like we are on a path to success.” A new service register has been installed at the Co-op Kitchen The expansion project began in September 2011 and was com- to enable ease of checkout during active meal times. This also acpleted in December. It involved demolishing two office spaces, add- commodates Tidal Creek’s “pay first, then enjoy” policy. ing a service counter, installing a new cooler case, building bench and Log onto www.tidalcreek.coop for more information.

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{community resources} Meet your neighbors practicing green living in the Port City. ACUPUNCTURE CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE 5401 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 352-4555 capefearacupuncture.com

Cape Fear Community Acupuncture offers private treatments OR low-cost community acupuncture. In addition to acupuncture, Herbal Consultation, Chinese Medical Massage (Tuina) and Qi Qong classes are also offered! Special areas of interest for private treatment are (but not limited to): women’s health, digestive disorders, and chronic headaches. The community clinic is an excellent method for dealing with chronic or acute pain, addictions recovery, weight loss, allergies, PTSD and general stress reduction. Please visit us at 5401 Wrightsville Ave. Wilmington, NC 28403 www.capefearacupuncture.com (910) 352-4555.

CAROLINA BEACH COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE

1140 N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (910) 202-4718 www.mycommunityacupuncture.com

Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture is designed to offer affordable health care options to the community of Carolina Beach and the surrounding area. We believe that your health should be in your control and by offering treatments on a sliding scales ranging between $20-$40( $10 initial Treatment Fee for your first appointment) you have the opportunity to commit to treatment you can enjoy. Acupuncture has been practiced for 4000+ years and the results speak for themselves. Please visit us at 1140 Lake Park Blvd, Suite I. Carolina Beach, NC 28428 www.jeremyliquistacupuncture.com (910) 202-4718

LUMINA ACUCLINIC

CHIROPRACTORS DR. AARON RICHARDET, D.C. 211 Racine Dr., Suite 202 Wilmington, NC 28403 910-798-5560

Dr. Richardet focuses on using natural methods that treat the problem and not just the symptom. He uses newer technology to give each patient the care that is specific to their problem. Call his office for a consultation.

FENG SHUI MO LINQUIST LIVING SOLUTIONS

Mo Linquist, FSII, allied ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Certified red ribbon professional IFSG Located in Artful Living Group0 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC www.personplace.com 330-904-3636 cell 910-458-7822 studio Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products. Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology. Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 20 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.

GROCERY

Enhong (Ann) Yu, L.Ac., Trained in China M.S., Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), M.D.(China) NCAAOM Board Member Lumina Station, 1908 Eastwood Rd., Ste 221 910-256-3939 www.LuminaAcuClinic.com

5329 Oleander Dr # 100 Wilmington, NC 28403-5841 (910) 799-2667 www.tidalcreek.coop

After practicing as an internal medicine physician for years, Ann completed a three-year masters program in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Ann’s unique background in both Chinese and western medicine makes her an extraordinary doctor in TCM and acupuncture. Specialized in pain management, arthritis/ joint problems, allergies/asthma, anxiety/depression, fatigue, headache/migraine, high blood pressure, immune system deficiency, menopausal discomfort, pre-menstrual syndrome and more.

Tidal Creek Co-op is dedicated to serving and connecting our community through a thriving natural foods cooperative business. Our vision is to foster and nourish health of the individual, community and planet by offering high quality natural, organic and local foods and other environmentally sound products. We provide a comfortable, affordable place to shop and share knowledge. Please visit us at 5325 Oleander Dr #100 Wilmington, NC 28403 www.tidalcreek. coop (910)799-2667

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

HOLISTIC HOME BIODWELL HOLISTIC HOME ECOLOGY

MCKAY HEALING ARTS 4916 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 791-1981 mckayacupuncture.com

We offer a truly integrative, holistic approach to health care. Our licensed and certified therapists represent a variety of related disciplines, including Acupuncture, Massage, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Reiki, Tai Qi, Qi Gong and complete Herbal Pharmacy. Our practitioners acknowledge and assess each individual, wherever he or she are in the process, with the goal of easing pain and restoring well being. Please visit us at 4916 Wrightsville Ave. Wilmington, NC 28403 www.mckayacupuncture.com (910) 791-1981 Email: frontdesk@mckayacupuncture.com

Kristina Carlet, Building Biology Practitioner, LEED Green Associate (704) 858-0397 biodwell@yahoo.com www.biodwell.org Boost your health: Detox your home, improve your home ecology! Kristina Carlet, BBP, LEED Green Associate uses a holistic approach to help you reduce exposure to toxins and stressors, focusing on electromagnetic radiation, chemicals, & sustainability. Special introductory offer $50/hr. Also specializing in relief for the Chemically or Electrically Sensitive.

MASSAGE

CHANNEL FOR HEALING Pat Vlach 4701 Wrightsville Ave., Bldg. 1, Suite C2 Wilmington, NC (910) 274-1716 www.channelforhealing.com

Reiki Master Teacher, Shamanic Healer, ThetaHealer, and Intuitive. With the combination of the ancient healing arts, energy healing and belief work, Pat provides the ultimate in stress relief and alternative healing therapies through the Creator of All That Is for Mind, Body, Spirit working with your Luminous body. Please visit Pat at 4701 Wrightsville Ave., Bldg. 1, Suite C2. Wilmington, NC 28403. www.channelforhealing.com (910) 274-1716.

EVERYDAY MINDFUL

ANDREA SONDEY

Shakti Massage 910-274-5657 www.shaktimassage.com NC License 2279 Andrea is an Integrated Bodywork Therapist specializing in Traditional Table Massage, Thai-Yoga Massage on the Mat, Pre and Perinatal Massage, Swedish, deep tissue, Reiki, and Reflexology. She is a nationally certified massage and bodywork therapist. With 15 years of hands-on experience, Andrea provides her clients a unique bodywork session that meets the needs of each individual. She brings all her training and techniques to the table, allowing her observations and intuition to guide her in giving a client the most beneficial massage possible.

PERSONAL TRAINER

Jennifer Johnson, MS, MFA, LPC psychotherapist | life & wellness coach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher, Mindful Writing Teacher 910-208-0518 www.everydaymindful.com Jennifer Johnson, MS, MFA, LPC is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist and wellness coach. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and workshops and retreats on Mindfulness, Mindful Writing, and Mindfulness & Yoga. Jennifer coaches people dealing with stress, illness, anxiety, depression, and food/weight issues to make lasting lifestyle changes. www.everydaymindful.com 910-208-0518.

HOLLAND PHYSICAL THERAPY Specializing in BodyTalk Willem Klokman, LPT, CBP 5401 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington (910) 794-2900 wklokman@gmail.com www.HollandTherapy.net

BodyTalk is a simple and effective holistic therapy that allows the body’s energy systems to be re-synchronized so they can operate as nature intended. Using gentle balancing techniques, the body’s internal awareness is redirected to focus and facilitate the body’s return to balance. It’s a safe, non-invasive and effective therapy.

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Do you hate going to the gym? Let the trainer come to you, or work out in our totally private studio. Fit to You even offers online personal training and nutrition counseling you can do in the comfort of your own home. Specialties include weight loss, strength conditioning, assisted stretching, circuit training and basic yoga. Visit www.fittoyounc.com for videos and client testimonials or call Kerri for your FREE consultation.

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{community calendar} Channel for Healing: 4701 Wrightsville Ave., Bldg. 1. Suite C2, Wilmington, NC (910)274-1716. See Community Resource Guide for Bio of Pat Vlach. Tidal Creek Co-op Store Owner Tour - 6-7pm. Please join us for our Co-op Owner Store Tour, created to help answer your questions and welcome you to Tidal Creek Co-op. The session will include a brief orientation and overview of Co-op basics, including Tidal Creek owner benefits, a quick store tour, and tips on how to shop and save at the Co-op.  Open to all current owners and those who want to learn more about ownership at Tidal Creek Co-op. Those attending will go home with some Tidal Creek goodies!  RSVP at Customer Service or by calling 910.799.COOP. 5329 Oleander Drive. Wilmington, NC.

Wednesday, May 30th Community Acupuncture Clinic @ McKay Healing Arts12pm. $35, Cash or Check only (no credit cards, please!) No appointment necessary! Half-hour acupuncture treatments for immune-boosting, tension and stress relief, and overall wellness enhancement. McKay Healing Arts, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)791-1981.

Community acupuncture clinics represent a return to tradition. Cape Fear Community Acupuncture holds clinics Tuesday and Thursday 12-3 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.

Saturday, May 26th Fit Booty Camp - 8am: Fit Booty Camp is a fast and fun way to burn major calories while toning up the entire body in less than an hour. Exercises can be tailored to any fitness level. $15 per class or $48 for one month. Classes are held at 203 Racine Dr, Suite 204 (above the Blue Moon Gift Shops). Call 910-200-6641 to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, May 29th Community Acupuncture Clinic @ Cape Fear Community Acupuncture - 12-3pm & 5-8pm: $20-$40 sliding scale (Veterans/Wounded Warriors $10-20). Walk-ins welcome, but appointments highly recommended. Disorders ideally treated in this setting include: allergies, pain, stress/anxiety, digestive issues, PMS. www.CapeFearAcupuncture.com 5401 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403. “Manifesting your Abundance or Soulmate” - Your Choice! 6:30-8:30pm. Class Fee: $10.00 *Clearing Old ResentmentsA Releasing Exercise. *Create a list of all of the assets you desire in a mate or envision your abundance *Creating your request & putting it into action *Manifesting Meditation.

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Thursday, May 31st Community Acupuncture Clinic @ Cape Fear Community Acupuncture - 12-3pm & 5-8pm: $20-$40 sliding scale (Veterans/ Wounded Warriors $10-20). Walk-ins welcome, but appointments highly recommended. Disorders ideally treated in this setting include: allergies, pain, stress/anxiety, digestive issues, PMS. www.CapeFearAcupuncture.com 5401 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403.

Saturday, June 2nd Fit Booty Camp - 8am: Fit Booty Camp is a fast and fun way to burn major calories while toning up the entire body in less than an hour. Exercises can be tailored to any fitness level. $15 per class or $48 for one month. Classes are held at 203 Racine Dr, Suite 204 (above the Blue Moon Gift Shops). Call 910-200-6641 to reserve your spot.

Sunday, June 3rd Master Teacher Attunement (Category 1) - 9:30-5:30 pm. Cost: $325.00 *Students with Picture ID $250.00. PREPAYMENT REQUIRED. Snacks and manual provided. *The complete Usui Ryoho Master Teacher attunement and certificate.*Instruction on how to give Reiki attunements for Reiki I, II, ART and full Master.*The Healing attunement.*Two Tibetan symbols are given for a total of six.*Practice time*How to give yourself attunements.*Advanced Reiki meditation that harmonizes the energy of the chakras * The values and spiritual orientation of a true Reiki Master. This class is a powerful healing experience.. Channel for Healing: 4701 Wrightsville Ave., Bldg. 1. Suite C2, Wilmington, NC (910)274-1716. See Community Resource Guide for Bio of Pat Vlach.

The word yoga means “to join.” You can experience the many benefits of yoga at classes offered around the Port City.

especially for the woman’s body and unique journey to wholeness, regardless of age or ability. Come share in the healing and transformative power of gentle and restorative yoga practices. Price: Donations. McKay Healing Arts, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)791-1981.

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Wednesday, June 6th

Community Acupuncture Clinic @ Cape Fear Community Acupuncture - 12-3pm & 5-8pm: $20-$40 sliding scale (Veterans/ Wounded Warriors $10-20). Walk-ins welcome, but appointments highly recommended. Disorders ideally treated in this setting include: allergies, pain, stress/anxiety, digestive issues, PMS. www.CapeFearAcupuncture.com 5401 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403.

Basic Yoga-All Levels with Katie Wright Gryn - 6pm-7pm Price: $10 per class. This one-hour class is for the curious, the seekers, the beginners, and the advanced-people of all shapes, sizes and abilities. Sessions use movement, meditation and breath work to connect us with our bodies and mind. McKay Healing Arts Studio, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)-791-1981 - Community Acupuncture Clinic @ McKay Healing Arts 12pm. $35, Cash or Check only (no credit cards, please!) No appointment necessary! Half-hour acupuncture treatments for immune-boosting, tension and stress relief, and overall wellness enhancement. McKay Healing Arts, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)791-1981.

Manifesting Abundance through ThetaHealing® with Anaswara Erica - 6-8:30pm. Cost: $35/person Seating limited to 12 people. This workshop will assist you to find the many surprising and deeply hidden blocks standing between you and your goals. It will show you how to dig deep to clear them; teach you about intention and Divine Timing, followed by how to make everything in your life work for you. You will then be given all the positive new Feelings you need to establish abundance in your life. You will learn how to clear these possible blocks, how to make a plan, to set your intentions, and follow through on your ideas to achieve your successes. You Will Receive*Theta Manifesting Downloads *How blocks on abundance are seldom about money *Manifesting from the seventh plane *Exercises to remove your blocks *Exercise: divine timing *Exercise: bless your money. Call 910-799-1001 to register. Visions and Dreams 4403 Park Ave, Wilmington. Radiant Woman Yoga with Heather Till, 6-7:15pm - Designed

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Thursday, June 7th Community Acupuncture Clinic @ Cape Fear Community Acupuncture - 12-3pm & 5-8pm: $20-$40 sliding scale (Veterans/ Wounded Warriors $10-20). Walk-ins welcome, but appointments highly recommended. Disorders ideally treated in this setting include: allergies, pain, stress/anxiety, digestive issues, PMS. www.CapeFearAcupuncture.com 5401 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403 Gentle/Restorative Yoga with Heather Till - 9:30am-10:30am. Price: Donations. These nurturing and calming classes incorporate restorative yoga, breath work, gentle hands-on work, and aromatherapy to create a space for you to unwind and release


tensions, rest deeply and rejuvenate your whole being. McKay Healing Arts Studio, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)-791-1981

Saturday, June 9th Fit Booty Camp - 8am: Fit Booty Camp is a fast and fun way to burn major calories while toning up the entire body in less than an hour. Exercises can be tailored to any fitness level. $15 per class or $48 for one month. Classes are held at 203 Racine Dr, Suite 204 (above the Blue Moon Gift Shops). Call 910200-6641 to reserve your spot

Sunday, June 10th Reiki Level II Certification Facilitated by Diane Young - 11-2:00pm. Cost - $150 with $50 deposit required. In this certification class you will be taught three sacred symbols which will help to enhance the power of Reiki energy. The “Power” symbol can be used on yourself, others and everything in your environment and “pulls” out the negative energy from the person or item you are working on. The “Mental and Emotional” symbol works at a cellular level and allows you to access to your inner wisdom and can be used in many practical ways. The “Distance” symbol can be used when working on someone who is in a location other than where you are. By using this symbol on yourself, you can master emotions such as anger, anxiety, depression, grief, and rejection. You will receive the following: *2 attunements *learning and practicing the three sacred symbols *guided meditation to meet your Reiki Guides *ample time to practice on each other *certificate of completion Call 910-352-7495 to pre-

register Visions and Dreams Visions and Dreams 4403 Park Ave, Wilmington.

Tuesday, June 12th Community Acupuncture Clinic @ Cape Fear Community Acupuncture - 12-3pm & 5-8pm: $20-$40 sliding scale (Veterans/ Wounded Warriors $10-20). Walk-ins welcome, but appointments highly recommended. Disorders ideally treated in this setting include: allergies, pain, stress/anxiety, digestive issues, PMS. www.CapeFearAcupuncture.com 5401 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403 How is your Intuition? - 6:30- 8pm: Cost: $10 How is your intuition? Not Sure? Let’s find out why! Find out which senses you use and how to expand this gift we were born with. Techniques include breathing & meditations to enhance. Which Claire are you? Are you more than one? Guided Meditation, Interactive session, One Card Reading *Private Group Sessions by Appointment. Channel for Healing: 4701 Wrightsville Ave., Bldg. 1. Suite C2, Wilmington, NC (910)274-1716. See Community Resource Guide for Bio of Pat Vlach. Radiant Woman Yoga with Heather Till 6-7:15pm: Designed especially for the woman’s body and unique journey to wholeness, regardless of age or ability. Come share in the healing and transformative power of gentle and restorative yoga practices. Price: Donations. McKay Healing Arts, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)791-1981

Wednesday, June 13th Basic Yoga-All Levels with Katie Wright Gryn - 6pm-7pm Price: $10 per class. This

one-hour class is for the curious, the seekers, the beginners, and the advancedpeople of all shapes, sizes and abilities. Sessions use movement, meditation and breath work to connect us with our bodies and mind. McKay Healing Arts Studio, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)-791-1981. Community Acupuncture Clinic @ McKay Healing Arts 12pm. $35, Cash or Check only (no credit cards, please!) No appointment necessary! Half-hour acupuncture treatments for immune-boosting, tension and stress relief, and overall wellness enhancement. McKay Healing Arts, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)791-1981.

Thursday, June 14th Community Acupuncture Clinic @ Cape Fear Community Acupuncture. 123pm & 5-8pm: $20-$40 sliding scale (Veterans/Wounded Warriors $10-20). Walk-ins welcome, but appointments highly recommended. Disorders ideally treated in this setting include: allergies, pain, stress/anxiety, digestive issues, PMS. www.CapeFearAcupuncture.com 5401 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403. Gentle/Restorative Yoga with Heather Till. 9:30am-10:30am. Price: Donations. These nurturing and calming classes incorporate restorative yoga, breath work, gentle hands-on work, and aromatherapy to create a space for you to unwind and release tensions, rest deeply and rejuvenate your whole being. McKay Healing Arts Studio, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)791-1981. “Manifesting your Abundance or Soul-

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mate” - Your Choice!. 6:30-8:30pm. Class Fee: $10.00 *Clearing Old ResentmentsA Releasing Exercise. *Create a list of all of the assets you desire in a mate or envision your abundance *Creating your request & putting it into action *Manifesting Meditation. Channel for Healing: 4701 Wrightsville Ave., Bldg. 1. Suite C2, Wilmington, NC (910)274-1716. See Community Resource Guide for Bio of Pat Vlach

Friday, June 15th Free Reiki Share - 6:30-8:00pm: Cost: FREE! Please call to reserve your spot or sign up on Meetup.com- Wilmington Reiki & Energy Work. We will do Reiki healing energy work exchanging among each other. You do not have to be a Reiki to attend. We will release stress, feel relaxed while leaving our troubles behind starting our weekend fresh. Channel for Healing: 4701 Wrightsville Ave., Bldg. 1. Suite C2, Wilmington, NC (910)274-1716. See Community Resource Guide for Bio of Pat Vlach.

Saturday, June 16th Fit Booty Camp - 8am: Fit Booty Camp is a fast and fun way to burn major calories while toning up the entire body in less than an hour. Exercises can be tailored to any fitness level. $15 per class or $48 for one month. Classes are held at 203 Racine Dr, Suite 204 (above the Blue Moon Gift Shops). Call 910-200-6641 to reserve your spot

Sunday, June 17th Reiki Level I Attunement Facilitated by Diane Young - 11-4:00pm. Fee $125.00 with a $50.00 deposit required. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self improvement that is available to everyone and everyone can use it. It feels as if a wonderful glowing radiance flows through and around you.  It has an effect on the body and emotions, and helps create feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.  It has been effective in helping every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. This ability is passed on by a Reiki Master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life. Reiki is not depen-

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dent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds. Reiki Level I Attunement Includes *Information on the History & Theory of Reiki *Guided Meditation to meet your Reiki Guides *Reiki Workbook *3-attunements *Hands on practice giving Reiki treatments *Level I Reiki Certification. A light lunch will be provided Call 910352-7495 to pre-register. Visions and Dreams 4403 Park Ave, Wilmington

Tuesday, June 19th Art of Native Meditation- Travel to the Upper World - 6:30-8:00pm: Cost: $10. This class offers an introduction to shamanic journeying, to begin mapping the terrain of the highest spirit realm and meet spirit guides. A journey (meditation) is a waking, dream time state to find answers to questions or problems. I am teaching you how to enter a relaxed state prior to journeying, how to set the proper intentions for insight & solving problems in your life, about power Animals/Guides. Each person receives one card reading with power animal for the evening. Native American drumming music used to enhance your journey/meditation. Trust me, you will enjoy it! Call to sign up. Channel for Healing: 4701 Wrightsville Ave., Bldg. 1. Suite C2, Wilmington, NC (910)274-1716. See Community Resource Guide for Bio of Pat Vlach. Community Acupuncture Clinic @ Cape Fear Community Acupuncture - 12-3pm & 5-8pm: $20-$40 sliding scale (Veterans/ Wounded Warriors $10-20) Walk-ins welcome, but appointments highly recommended. Disorders ideally treated in this setting include: allergies, pain, stress/anxiety, digestive issues, PMS. www.CapeFearAcupuncture.com 5401 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403 Opening Your Third Eye - the Gyoshi Ho 6:30-8pm. Cost: $30/person. Seating limited to 12 people. A proficient, popular psychic reader and teacher, Margo Ross Sears with David Sears, leads this interactive workshop about your sixth chakra, also known as your Third Eye. Learn the Japanese technique of “Gyoshi-ho” to actually SEE the aura, spirit guides and/ or past-life identities of your practice partner during class--no experience necessary! FYI: hundreds of people began “seeing” for the first time in this class--so can you! Demo of typical Third Eye tools & crystals also included. Bringing a friend along is great, however solo participants will get a

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LOT from pairing with a new friend for reasons explained during class. Margo is also available this day for private readings, 126. (910)799-1001 to register Visions and Dreams 4403 Park Ave, Wilmington. Radiant Woman Yoga with Heather Till. 6-7:15pm: Designed especially for the woman’s body and unique journey to wholeness, regardless of age or ability. Come share in the healing and transformative power of gentle and restorative yoga practices. Price: Donations. McKay Healing Arts, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)791-1981

Wednesday, June 20th Basic Yoga-All Levels with Katie Wright Gryn - 6pm-7pm Price: $10 per class. This one-hour class is for the curious, the seekers, the beginners, and the advanced-people of all shapes, sizes and abilities. Sessions use movement, meditation and breath work to connect us with our bodies and mind. McKay Healing Arts Studio, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)-791-1981 - Community Acupuncture Clinic @ McKay Healing Arts. 12pm. $35, Cash or Check only (no credit cards, please!) No appointment necessary! Half-hour acupuncture treatments for immune-boosting, tension and stress relief, and overall wellness enhancement. McKay Healing Arts, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)791-1981. What to Expect...When You’re Expecting in Wilmington - 6:30-8 pm.A free workshop for pregnant moms looking for answers to their questions about exercise, nutrition, care providers, and everything pregnancy. This is a chance to find out about pregnancy-related resources in Wilmington and meet other expecting moms. This event is free. Tmuffin, 2133 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington 28403 Contact: Gaby Merediz, gaby@Tmuffin.com or 910-367-5722 For more information, go to Tmuffin. com and click on Birth Classes.

Thursday, June 21st Community Acupuncture Clinic @ Cape Fear Community Acupuncture - 12-3pm & 5-8pm: $20-$40 sliding scale (Veterans/ Wounded Warriors $10-20). Walk-ins welcome, but appointments highly recommended. Disorders ideally treated in this setting include: allergies, pain, stress/anxiety, digestive issues, PMS. www.CapeFearAcupuncture.com 5401 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403 Free BodyTalk Demo and Information


about BodyTalk by Willem Klokman, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner Every 3rd Thursday of the Month. 6-7:30pm: BodyTalk is a safe and effective holistic therapy that allows the body’s energy systems to be re-synchronized so they can operate as nature intended. Holland Therapy Office, conveniently located at 5401 Wrightsville Ave. Space is limited, reserve by calling the office at (910)7942900 or reserve your spot on our website www.HollandTherapy.net

Don’t miss this! Channel for Healing: 4701 Wrightsville Ave., Bldg. 1. Suite C2, Wilmington, NC (910)274-1716. See Community Resource Guide for Bio of Pat Vlach.

Wednesday, June 27th Basic Yoga-All Levels with Katie Wright Gryn - 6pm-7pm Price: $10 per class. This one-hour class is for the curious, the seekers, the beginners, and the advancedpeople of all shapes, sizes and abilities. Sessions use movement, meditation and breath work to connect us with our bodies and mind. McKay Healing Arts Studio, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)-791-1981

Gentle/Restorative Yoga with Heather Till. 9:30am-10:30am. Price: Donations. These nurturing and calming classes incorporate restorative yoga, breath work, gentle hands-on work, and aromatherapy Community Acupuncture Clinic @ McKay to create a space for you to unwind and Healing Arts - 12pm. $35, Cash or Check release tensions, rest deeply and rejuve- only (no credit cards, please!) No appointnate your whole being. McKay Healing ment necessary! Half-hour acupuncture Arts Studio, 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)- of treatments tension (Picture Rebecca for andimmune-boosting, Carley on beach) 791-1981 Intro to ThetaHealing. 6:30 to and stress relief, and overall wellness en8:00 pm Fee: $10.00. What is it? How hancement. McKay Healing Arts, 4916 Pleasure YogaAve (910)791-1981. it works? How does it help you heal & Island Wrightsville take back your life? I will take Yoga you onfor a the Planet journey of beliefs and feelings that are Thursday, June 28th not healthy and can be changed for your Offering Hot Yoga, Hatha, Bhakti, Power Vinyasa, and Karma Yoga. highest and best good. Guided Meditation to leave you feeling wonderful. Gentle/Restorative Yoga with Heather Channel for Healing: 4701 Wrightsville Till - 9:30am-10:30am. Price: Donations. See community resource guide, call 910-228-3412 or visit http://www.rebeccaniamtu.w Ave., Bldg. 1. Suite C2, Wilmington, These nurturing and calming classes incorNC (910)274-1716. See Community Re- porate restorative yoga, breath work, gentle hands-on work, and aromatherapy to cresource Guide for Bio of Pat Vlach. ate a space for you to unwind and release tensions, rest deeply and rejuvenate your whole being. McKay Healing Arts Studio, Summer Solstice Meet and Greet- Visions 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)-791-1981 and Dreams - 4-7:00pm. Come meet the practitioners of Visions and Dreams on Ongoing: the Summer Solstice. Our practitioners Community classes located in will be available to answer questions on Qigong Introduction Series Tuesdays Carolina Beach and Wilmington. the services they provide. We will also May 8th-June 12th - 5:45-7:00 pm Qibe celebrating the summer solstice. Private and semi-private gong is a series of ancient Chinese heal(910)799-1001.Visions and Dreams 4403 classes available. ing movements which promote circulaPark Ave, Wilmington More details visit: Offering all levels of yoga tion of energy (Qi) and are restorative www.VisionsAndDreamsInc.com. influenced by the Anusara and healing to the body. Qigong is and Vinyasa traditions. great for promoting optimal health, Tuesday, June 26th flexibility and flow of energy through the body. Certain Qigong exercises tarRadiant Woman Yoga with Heather Till get specific organ systems for optimal Or visit: - 6-7:15pm: Designed especially for the wellness. Qigong is helpful in reducing www.rebeccaniamtu.webs.com woman’s body and unique journey to anxiety and stress as well. Qigong helps for more information wholeness, regardless of age or ability. to regenerate the mind, body, and spirCome share in the healing and transfor- it, so we can access our true nature No mative power of gentle and restorative experience needed. 5201 Oleander Dr, yoga practices. Price: Donations. McK- Wilmington, NC (910) 795-0603 www. ay Healing Arts, 4916 Wrightsville Ave HarmonyYogaWilmington.com. (910)791-1981. McKay Healing Arts - Late Appointments Weight Loss Tips & Tricks - 6:30-8pm: Cost Now Available! Call to schedule! Kimbrell is $10. Release the weight, tips that work. Rayfield, Lac, is now offering appointLearn why you are holding onto the weight. ments as late as 6pm on Tuesdays, ThursSuggestions to what supplements to take days, and Fridays! McKay Healing Arts, will be given, as well as a secret exercise… 4916 Wrightsville Ave (910)-791-1981.

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