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SELECT AREA EVENTS WiLD 94.1's Last Damn Show with Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, Ludacris, Migos, Jesse Reyez and 24hrs. Amalie Arena Nov 3rd – 7pm www.amaliearena.com

WiLD 94.1, The Bay’s Party Station, has announced the return of Last Damn Show. From 1999 to 2012, The Last Damn Show was the biggest hip-hop show in Tampa Bay. WiLD 94.1 brought the biggest names in rap, pop and R&B all on one stage for an end of year event. Past Artists include; Eminem, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and many others.

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Transition to Fall:

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s we begin to transition from summer into the cooler season of fall, we find ourselves shifting gears and coming back into more structured routines. For some people, this might mean planning daily activities around pets, school, work, homework, meal times, exercise, time with friends and family, and personal down time for focused rejuvenation. For others, moving into the fall season may be a simpler transition of adjusting to the shift in weather patterns and fewer daylight hours, which affects everything from when we run errands to exercise regimens and what kinds of meals we are preparing. For most of us, it’s a combination of all of these things. Regardless of our individual lifestyles, it occurs to each of us— around this time of year—that more awareness needs to be placed on how to stay healthy during the seasonal junction, Ritu Sandhi

in Sanskrit, between summer and fall. Here are three things to ease the transition.

Seasonal Cleanse The transition between summer and fall is a great time of year to do your seasonal cleanse or juice fast. As we know, seasonal cleansing rids our bodies of all sorts of toxins, pollutants, harsh chemicals, pesticides, and any other Ama (toxic residue) that our physical body has accumulated over the summer. Cleanses will help to purify and tone the internal organs, cells, and tissues of the body, flushing out impurities that aren’t serving us.

Meditation One of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves during seasonal changes is to set aside quiet time that involves no agenda. This ‘down time’ allows us to simply BE; to connect with stillness, to experience silence, and to acquaint ourselves with the everpresent witness that is our essential nature. It is through the nonactive participation of honoring quiet time at some point each day, Page 4 • NOVEMBER 2017

we are able to correlate aspects of activity and rest in a way that elicits a dynamic state of balance within. If you have fallen away from your silent meditation practice, now is the time to recommit. If you are coming off of a busy summer season of rushing from one activity to another, find time to sit quietly in nature or in your favorite spot and just listen. If your meditation practice is solid, and you frequent your sacred silent space, then perhaps this is the time to go deeper into that stillness.

Recapitulation Introducing the practice of recapitulation at the end of each day can also be a powerful, conscious choice-making tool. Recapitulation (or re-capping) of your day allows you to play out your day in your mind’s eye and shift into the witnessing state of awareness, where it becomes

possible to observe your choices and determine if there are any shifts you would like to make. Recapitulation is best done at the end of each day, just before you go to sleep for the night. Here is a simpleto-follow guideline for practicing recapitulation. The whole process should only take a minute or two. 1. Sit upright in your bed and close your eyes. 2. Take a few deep breaths and settle comfortably into your space. 3. Begin to play back your day on the screen of your awareness. 4. Start from when you woke up and move through each of your experiences, conversations, and behaviors all the way up to this moment. 5. Play back your day relatively quickly—as though you’re watching a movie reel—not spending too much time on the details. 6. Just observe. 7. When you have finished, settle into your bed for the night and sleep well. PALMS MAGAZINE




rayers of thanks and special thanksgiving ceremonies are common among almost all religions after harvests and at other times.[1] The Thanksgiving holiday’s history in North America is rooted in English traditions dating from the Protestant Reformation. It also has aspects of a harvest festival, even though the harvest in New England occurs well before the late-November date on which the modern Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated. In the English tradition, days of thanksgiving and special thanksgiving religious services became important during the English Reformation in the reign of Henry VIII and in reaction to the large number of religious holidays on the Catholic calendar. Before 1536 there were 95 Church holidays, plus 52 Sundays, when people were required to attend church and forego work and sometimes pay for expensive celebrations. The 1536 reforms reduced the number of Church holidays to 27, but some Puritans wished to completely eliminate all Church holidays, including Christmas and Easter. The holidays were to be replaced by specially called Days of Fasting or Days of Thanksgiving, in response to events that the Puritans viewed as acts of special providence. Unexpected disasters or threats of judgement from on high called for Days of Fasting. Special blessings, viewed as coming from God, called for Days of Thanksgiving. For example, Days of Fasting were called on account of drought in 1611, floods in 1613, and plagues in 1604 and 1622. Days of Thanksgiving were called following the victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588 and following the deliverance of Queen Anne in 1705. An unusual annual Day of Thanksgiving began in 1606 following the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 and developed into Guy Fawkes Day on November 5. So, no doubt the Settlers in America made the turkey a favorite for the day. PALMS MAGAZINE

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MONEY & FINANCE Holiday Spending To Reach

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Consumers will spend 6% more this holiday. U.S. consumers with annual household incomes greater than $60,000 are forecast to spend $1,507 on gifts, travel and entertainment this holiday season. Households with incomes below that threshold are forecast to spend $810. On average, 83% of U.S. consumers are expected to spend $1,189, an amount equal to or more than they spent last year. The store morphs into a more contemporary version of its former self. Retailers understand the imperative to create a community of commerce—a welcoming environment where shoppers enjoy spending their time as much as they enjoy spending their money. In this community of commerce, store experience matters as much as products and services. Shoppers are as comfortable making themselves at home in this environment as they would be at the home of a good friend. Especially during the holidays, when shoppers have long lists to check off. In fact, the overwhelming majority of consumers (88%) said they will shop in stores this holiday. And 84% said they will shop online. In today’s environment they are constantly recalibrating the finely tuned—and very individualized—balance of convenience, price, speed, and variety to determine which channel works best in a purchasing decision. In this omnichannel world, retailers continually look for ways to make shoppers feel at home. With the kind of ambiance that small targeted boutiques—both physical and digital—engender. In fact, more than half of our survey respondents told us they will shop at smaller specialty or independent retailers this holiday. Which explains why large brands acquiring smaller ones are maintaining those brands’ individual specialty identities. As Walmart did with Jet.com, Shoebuy, Moosejaw, Hayneedle, Modcloth, and Bonobos.

Online Holiday Sales

projected to reach $129B this year, up 12% over 2016 [Forrester] With four weeks or so to go before Black Friday, online retailers are well into mapping their strategy for pulling as much of 2017’s holiday e-commerce spending as possible. This year, Forrester Research Inc. reports two out of five consumers plan on spending more online during this year’s holiday season than in 2016. According to Forrester’s 2017 Online Holiday Outlook report for the US, the total number of online holiday shoppers will increase 3 PALMS MAGAZINE

percent compared to last year, with consumers spending an average of $689 online — up 8 percent over 2016. Forrester says this upward swing in online holiday shoppers, and the amount of money they plan to spend, will deliver a 12 percent year-overyear increase in online holiday retail sales. While not as big a jump as what happened between 2015 and 2016 (11 percent to 14 percent), it still represents a doubledigit increase for holiday e-commerce sales, with online shoppers spending a total of $129 billion this year, compared to the $115 billion spent in 2016. Consumers over 35 — from Gen Xers to boomers to the Greatest Generation — plan to spend more than 60% of their holiday budget on family. Millennials come in at 51%. While travel ranks high on millennials’ wish lists, Gen Xers and boomers are more likely to buy gifts of travel for themselves. Boomers and the Greatest Generation (aged 71+) will treat themselves to dining and entertainment options far more than other age groups. Meanwhile, 40% of young Gen Z (ages 13 to 16) will shop solely in stores. Consumers will spend close to 30% of their holiday budget on travel, slightly more than they did last year. Those who plan to travel will spend an average of $1,216 on travel alone, bringing their overall spending on gifts, travel and entertainment to $2,269, well above the $1,189 overall average for all consumers. Sources/Data: National Retail Rederation, Forbes, Consumer Affairs, Forrester Research

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