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an you imagine newly landing on this planet from some peaceful place (like any newborn) to discover that humans living here have created a world where it seems like there’s something to be feared around every corner? You might not have enough to eat, and if you do, it’s probably poisoned. If you watch TV news, you may feel the need to lock every door and you’d better have a weapon at hand. If a nuclear power plant doesn’t kill you, enemy missiles will. It’s no wonder that 30 million Americans take antidepressants (see article on page 32). My inbox fills daily with contrasts… from warnings about climate change, pending environmental devastation, and epidemic health disorders stemming from chemicallyladen, genetically altered food to scores of viable solutions for clean energy, healthy food, wellness care and the power of loving one another. When we consider the billions of individualized realities of people cohabitating on the same planet, it makes us wonder why we can’t all experience the love and harmony, safety and peace humans thrive on. As I contemplated this month’s theme, Working Together, Editor Linda Sechrist’s feature story on page 40, “Awakening the Global Heart: Compassionate Activists Unite to Write Earth’s New Story,” and today’s threatening issues, I felt inspired to share a process I’ve been using in my life with good success. When I first heard the story years ago of the therapist that helped heal an entire ward of mentally ill criminals without professionally seeing them, I knew I had to learn more. In Googling the source, Joe Vitale, the bestselling author who appeared in the film The Secret, I discovered that the well-

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newsbriefs Ding Darling Days Returns to Sanibel

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he 26th annual “Ding” Darling Days, on Sanibel Island, will devote one day each from October 18 to 24 to specific topics relevant to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The event honors National Wildlife Refuge Week and celebrates the 139th birthday of the refuge’s namesake, the father of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Duck Stamp, on October 21. Family Fun Day kicks off the weeklong birding and eco-festival with free activities, including narrated refuge tram tours, live wildlife presentations, kids’ nature crafts, a touch tank, a butterfly house and archery lessons. Each day features free related activities and daily topics that include Pollinator Day, October 19; Beach & Water Day, October 20; Eco-Innovation Day; October 21; Calusa Day, October 22; Trails Day, October 23; and Conservation Art Day, October 24, featuring the Duck Stamp Artist presentation and a first-ever Paint Your Own Portrait of a Sand Dollar, presented by Painting with a Twist of Fort Myers. In addition, the refuge is issuing free annual passes ($80 value) to any national wildlife refuge, national park or forest, valid through August 2016, to any fourthgrade student and home school equivalent, siblings up to age 15 and up to three accompanying adults as part of President Obama’s Every Kid in a Park initiative. To receive free pass, print voucher at EveryKidInAPark.gov and bring it to the fee booth. Location: 1 Wildlife Dr. For more information, call 239-472-1100 or visit DingDarlingDays.com.

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he Mix & Mingle Marketplace will take place from 1 to 6 p.m., October 11, at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops, in Fort Myers. Emceed by Mariannette Torres, winner of the 2015 annual Comedians Ball, this lighthearted event will benefit the EDGE of Naples, which supports area 12-to-18-year-olds in life strategies, team building, education, empowerment, the arts, community service and more. In addition to jewelry, cosmetics, facials, candles, oils, health and wellness products, services and more, the event features raffles, door prizes, entertainment and refreshments. The first 250 attendees will receive a free gift bag. Admission is free. For more information, call 239-745-1638, email AEdwards@EdgeOfNaples.org or visit Facebook.com/edgeofnaples.

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roject HELP will present the 19th annual Chocolate Extravaganza from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., November 5, at Design Studio by Raymond, in downtown Naples. The fundraiser will feature biscotti, brownies, cakes, candies, cannolis, cookies, tortes and other delicious and decadent sweets donated by area restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers and caterers, plus hors d’oeuvres from Russell’s Catering, wine, soft drinks and auctions. Chocolate donations will be provided by Meredy’s Brasserie, Sweetie’s Custom Cakes, Ristorante Ciao, Roy’s, Chez Boet, Sam Snead’s Tavern, Seasons 52, Mikkelsen’s Pastry Shop, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Sweet Lulu’s, Jason’s Deli, St. Matthew’s House, Fresh Market and Savory Thymes, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, the Rusty Bucket and others. For 29 years, Project HELP has served as the rape and crisis center for all of Collier County. The nonprofit organization supports 5,000 people affected by sexual assault, human trafficking and other violent crime. Tickets: $85 by Oct. 15, $95 after. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Location: 990 First Ave. N. For more information or to buy tickets, call 239-649-1404 or visit ProjectHelpNaples.org.

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ino’s Picasso is joining with the Cancer Alliance of Naples for Breast Memories, a special art installation of breast impressions turned into art dedicated to those who had, now have or have died from breast cancer. The installation, which is expected to comprise approximately 200 eight-byeight-by-three-quarter-inch pieces, will be unveiled at an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., October 29, at Clive Daniel Home, in Naples. Those interested in creating their own masterpiece to be part of the project can register on the Vino Picasso’s website event page and attend any Paint What You Want event at the Fort Myers or Naples studios through October 25. The studio will waive the $15 class fee for these donation-based events. Cost: $25 suggested donation to paint. $10 tickets for reception: Locations: Vino’s Picasso – 15250 S. Tamiami Tr., Unit 109, Fort Myers; 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste. 805, Naples. Clive Daniel Home, 2777 Tamiami Tr. N. For more information or to register, call 239-288-6953 (Fort Myers) or 239-431-8750 (Naples) or visit VinosPicasso.com. See ad, page 41. natural awakenings

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newsbriefs Walsh Begins Therapy for Couples in Bonita Springs

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oard-Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist Peg Walsh has opened a new office at 9990 Coconut Road, in the Brooks Executive Center, in Bonita Springs. She will provide a blend of both Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused couples therapy and American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapistscertified sex therapy approaches for the treatment of couples in distress. Peggy Walsh “When couples come for help, they have often waited over six years,” says Walsh. “Finally deciding to come for counseling is a big step often born of desperation. They have been in pain a long time. They are in what Gottman calls ‘negative sentiment override.’ They can no longer see anything positive in their partner. They have usually tried everything they can think of to reach their partner, to be understood and to create some sort of harmony, but repeatedly, they are defeated. I see many people who love each other, but can’t engage their partner in any constructive way. They are lonely and hopeless.” She assists couples in handling what she calls “a tsunami of emotions” and what Gottman termed “gridlocked” with perpetual problems, noting, “If partners leave the relationship for another, they will have a new set of 69 percent perpetual problems with the new partner.” For more information or to make an appointment, call 718-208-6986 or mail PWalshFlorida@comcast.net. See ad, page 16.

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1 Produce, in Alva, has a new, free, farm animal petting area. The entire family can experience Nigerian mini-goats, babydoll sheep, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits and African spur tortoises up close. The facility also offers the opportunity for customers to pick their own fruits and vegetables; a farm market stocked with local honey, jellies, jams, sauces, soaps, candles and local craft items; a gem and fossil mining area; and the Cracker Shack Café that serves breakfast and lunch from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every day. Location: 18672 State Rd. 31. For more information, call 239-313-8213, email 31Produce@gmail.com or visit 31Produce.com. See ad, page 59. natural awakenings

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newsbriefs Macklin Offers Workshops and Private Meetings

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hristopher Macklin, of Christopher Macklin Ministries, is leading two workshops and will provide private sessions this month. Discovering Your Gifts will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 3, at the Center of Eternal Light, in North Fort Myers, with the final hour devoted to Q&A. Ancient Art of Magi Manifestation will be held from 1 to 3 Christopher p.m., October 4, at Unity of Naples. Macklin will be availMacklin able for private sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 2, at the Center of Eternal Light, and from October 5 and 7 at Pet Paradise 1, in Bonita Springs. A Melchizedek Being and author of Dissolving the Enigma of Divine Healing, Macklin is a channeling medium and healer from England who utilizes divine healing techniques cultivated through divine knowledge from God and the spirit world to help people recover from many types of illness, healing simultaneously with the help of God’s Angelic Light Beings, which work with him to rebalance the body’s energy field by clearing chakra points and cleansing the body’s meridian field by removing blockages and negative energies. Costs: $225 Oct. 3, $30 love offering Oct. 4, $100 private sessions. Locations: Center of Eternal Light, 260 Professional Pl., 239-599-4700; Unity of Naples, 2000 Unity Way, 239-775-3009; Pet Paradise, 27241 Bay Landing Dr., Ste. 19, 239-495-8880. For more information, call 417-334-6200, email Info@ ChristopherMacklinMinistries.com or visit ChristopherMacklinMinistries.com. See ad, page 51.

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Run Wild to Support Wildlife Conservation

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he Gulf Coast Runners will host the Run Wild 5K race from 7:30 to 9 a.m., October 31, at the new Gordon River Greenway Park, in Naples. Proceeds will benefit wildlife conservation efforts at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Naples Zoo. Runners will wind through the new tropical greenway overlooking the Gordon River and lush mangroves below. There will also be a race for children. An awards ceremony will take place and refreshments will be available. Runners are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume, which will be judged at the post-event ceremonies. Cost: $30. $35 day of the race. Location: Park entrance, 1590 Goodlette Rd. For more information or to register, visit Conservancy.org/run-wild. For more information about Gulf Coast Runners, call 239-404-7007 or visit gcRunner.org.


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he faculty, staff and students of Keiser University’s Fort Myers campus will host a Scare Fair Open House from 5 to 8 p.m., October 28. Attendees of all ages are encouraged to don costumes and explore study opportunities while enjoying music, games, prizes and refreshments. As an integral part of the local community, Keiser University strives to be more than an educational institution. Faculty and students are continually encouraged to engage in local events and charity fundraisers. Offering a quality education and hands-on approach to learning in more than 100 degree programs, including healthcare, business, culinary arts, information technology and legal studies, the university’s goal is to improve each community, one individual at a time, by providing education and helping students and graduates become productive members of society. Location: 9100 Forum Corporate Pkwy. For more information, call 888-844-8404 or visit kuOpenHouse.com.

Kundalini Yoga Group Class at Purely You Spa

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urely You Spa (PYS), Naples’ only all-organic spa, will offer a Kundalini Yoga group class at 5:30 p.m., October 23. Widely regarded as the “yoga of awareness”, the style combines a dynamic blend of physical exercises, breathing techniques, stretching, mudra, mantra, meditation and relaxation to bring many benefits. The class is led by Holistic Health Coach and Certified Yoga Instructor Pamela Raymond, who focuses on bio-individuality, allowing each person to receive exactly what they need, whether that is skincare, nutrition, yoga or meditation. All attendees will receive a complimentary $50 gift certificate toward their first private custom Kundalini Yoga or Organic Lifestyle Planning session at PYS. “Kundalini Yoga is an invigorating experience that will assist in balancing the body, mind and soul by reducing nervousness and anxiety,” says PYS Director Jennifer Alvarez Linguidi. “Added benefits include feeling more fulfilled, joyful, motivated and self-aware, which ultimately may boost energy and immunity levels.” The spa also provides organic anti-aging facial treatments, massage, airbrush tanning and body treatments. Cost: $18 or free for spa members. Location: 3066 Tamiami Tr. N., Ste. 302. For more information or to register, call 239-331-8266, email Info@PurelyYouSpa.com or visit PurelyYouSpa.com. See ad, page 17. natural awakenings

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newsbriefs ThetaHealing Workshop at Center of Eternal Light

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iana Palm, author of Setting Spirits Free, Clear Negative Energy and Help Ghosts Cross Over, will teach a three-day ThetaHealing Basic DNA 1 and 2 workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 6 through 8, at the Center of Eternal Light, in North Fort Myers. Along with self-healing, participants will Diana Palm learn how to develop their intuition quickly and to work within the spiritual dimensions for healing toward obtaining certification. The ThetaHealing technique allows people to scan and heal themselves while simultaneously building spiritual strength for continued protection. Palm studied mediumship at the Arthur Findlay College, in England, and learned healing from a holy priest in Medjugorge, Bosnia, before advancing through classes at the Think Institute of Knowledge for ThetaHealing. She has worked with paranormal groups worldwide and helps teach people about the afterlife. She is also available for phone sessions. Cost: $500. Location: 260 Professional Pl. For more information or to register, call 239-599-4700 or 612-207-2188 or visit ConnectWithTheLight.com.

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American Heart Association National Healthy Eating Day

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he American Heart Association (AHA) Southwest Florida Division will observe National Healthy Eating Day on November 4, for individuals, organizations and companies throughout Lee and Collier counties to eat healthy, get active and kick off a healthy lifestyle. With its National Healthy Eating Day Toolkit (Tinyurl.com/HealthyEatingToolkit), AHA provides the resources to raise awareness about the importance of good nutrition and the tools to help participants change their lives. As part of the AHA program and in recognition of Vegetarian Awareness Month, Lee Memorial Health System’s second annual Vegetarian Chef Cook Off will promote plant-based selections using a variety of whole foods with a traveling team of chefs competing against other hospital chefs in separate taste tests from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., October 19, at Lee Memorial, October 20 at Gulf Coast Medical Center Health Park Medical Center, October 21 at Health Park Medical Center Cape Coral Center and October 22 at Cape Coral Hospital Gulf Coast. The top two chefs will compete at 1 p.m., November 4, for the Chef Challenge title in the Atrium of Health Park Regional Medical Center, in Fort Myers.  For more information, call 239-495-4900 or visit Heart.org. For more information about the Vegetarian Chef Challenge, call 239-343-5147 or visit LeeMemorial.org.


Shamanic Death-Related Workshop

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hamanic Practices for Death, Dying & the Afterlife, a workshop facilitated by Linda Fitch, will be held 6 to 9 p.m., October 23, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., October 24, and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., October 25, in a private wooded setting in Naples. The program provides a total overview of shamanic death rites and classic psychopomp work, following Linda Fitch ancient shamanic traditions. The workshop, designed for personal growth or those that help others in terminal situations or have already passed, is particularly suited for hospice workers, clergy, medical professionals and light workers. Experiential and individual exercises will introduce participants to healing techniques and journeys to assist in letting go; ceremony and ritual for crossing and grief; a map to the afterlife; holding sacred space for someone crossing; out-of-body experiences; life reviews and more. Cost: $350. For more information, including location, or to register, call Grace Barr at 239-293-7711 or email AmazinGraceB@gmail.com.

Award-Winning Psychic Returning Next Month

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sychic Medium Jill M. Jackson, the 2015 Psychic of the Year from Best American Psychics, will present two gallery demonstrations of mediumship from 7 to 9 p.m., November 6, at Unity Church in Naples and on November 13 at ShanJill Jackson gri-La Springs, in Bonita Springs. She will also offer psychic development classes levels one and two, a two-day course, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., November 7 and 8, at Altered Elements, in Naples, where she will also be available for private in-person readings November 3, 5, 10 and 12. The classes feature grounding, clairvoyance, chakras, spirit guides, animal totems, pendulum and more. Random audience members will receive mediumship messages at the gallery demonstrations. Jackson is a tested and certified psychic by Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics and Certified Psychic Society, and a member of the Psychic Angels and Psychic Investigations Academy. Costs: $33 Nov. 6 and 13 events, $222 for classes. Locations: Unity Church, 2000 Unity Way; Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd.; Altered Elements, 5630 Yahl St., Ste. 1. For more information or to register, call 828-414-4765, email Admin@ JillMJackson.com or visit JillMJackson.com. See ad, page 62.

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newsbriefs Psychic Medium and Energy Healer at Mystical Moon

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atrick Giordano, a psychic medium who also performs energy healing through Reiki treatments and sound therapy, is providing readings and energy treatments focused on raising the vibration and consciousness and empowerment of the client by appointment or on a walk-in basis from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Patrick Giordano and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at Mystical Moon, in Bonita Springs, and by phone. Giordano’s purpose is to enrich his clients’ lives by delivering messages to them from spirit. He is able to bring forth messages from those that have crossed over, using an extra-sensory nature with strong intuitive abilities, along with his ability to feel and see spirit. Giordano has studied with Laurie Barraco to fine-tune his abilities and has clients from all walks of life, including international clientele. Tapping into the past, present and future to assist where blockages may be present, Giordano provides tools and suggestions to clients so that they may be present and active with their self-healing.

Location: 8951 Bonita Beach Rd., Ste. 255. For more information or to make an appointment, call 239-3010655, email Info@TheMysticalMoon.com or visit TheMysticalMoon.com. See ad, page 70.

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n last month’s news brief on Naples Yoga Center, we referred to owners Jacqueline Glasgow and Jim Kurtyka as being based in New York City. The couple is based in Naples. We apologize for the error.

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Cryogenic Therapy Now Offered in Naples

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hole body cryotherapy, a new, natural and safe cold technology healing process, is now available at Rejuvenations Total Health & Cool… Cryo Spa, set to open this month at 1575 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 6, in Naples. The simple, three-minute cold therapy treatments, using a nitrogen mist, Dr. Ron Repice are done in private sessions. Owner Dr. Ronald Repice says he is the first practitioner to bring this therapy, which can ease arthritis and fibromyalgia pain and hasten recoveries from muscle soreness and joint injuries, to our area. He is offering initial trial sessions for $45. For more information or to make an appointment, call 239-331-5886, email NaplesChiro@gmail.com or visit CryoNaples.com. See ad, page 35.

kudos The Estero Historic Preservation Citizens’ Committee (EHPCC), consisting of Koreshan State Park, Estero Historical Society, College of Life, Happehatchee Center and Councilwoman Katy Errington, District 4 city councilor, was recently formed to identify, preserve, protect and educate present and future generations about Estero’s historical, environmental and cultural heritage, especially the Estero River, all the trees and ecosystems supported on both sides and extending the Calusa Blueway to Sandy Lane. The committee is inviting other area entities such as Florida Gulf Coast University, Lee County Environmental Services and the Estero Council of Community Leaders to either join the organization or to partner in related beneficial activities. For more information, email Happehatchee@gmail.com or visit Happehatchee.org.

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Red/Purple Produce is Best for Our Weight and Heart

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ew research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found the color of the fruits and vegetables we eat may affect our weight and heart health differently. The study followed 1,272 people over a threeyear period, beginning in 2006 and 2008. The researchers compared their respective diets over both periods with levels of cholesterol, weight and waist circumference—all measures of obesity. The research grouped fruits and vegetables into red/purple, yellow, green, orange or white. Among women, greater consumption of red/purple fruits and vegetables was related to lower weight and abdominal fat, lower blood sugar and reduced total cholesterol. Meanwhile, greater consumption of yellow fruits and vegetables was linked to weight gain over the same period. Among men, the researchers found those that ate more red/purple fruits and vegetables had reduced weight and waists compared to those that ate other-colored foods over the three-year period by an average of 13 and 14 percent, respectively. Greater yellow fruit consumption was linked to lower total cholesterol levels. Green and white fruits and vegetables were associated with reduced abdominal fat gain over the three-year period.

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Brain-Lymphatic Discovery May Hasten Science

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study at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine has found that the brain is directly connected to the body’s immune system through a previously unknown set of lymphatic vessels. The discovery furthers the understanding for medical scientists of how the brain’s immune system works. While it’s been known for decades that lymphatic vessels transport immune cells through the rest of the body, confirming that this also occurs within the brain has been elusive. The discovery is attributed to Antoine Louveau, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at UVA. He says, “It changes entirely the way we perceive the neuroimmune interaction. We always perceived it before as something esoteric that can’t be studied, but now we can ask mechanistic questions.” According to researchers, physicians can now examine the physical connection between the immune system and the brain instead of only studying how the brain responds to immune issues; it might also improve how diseases like Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, autism and others are understood and treated.

MUSIC AND AUDIO BOOKS HELP KIDS MOVE PAST PAIN

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study published in Pediatric Surgery International has determined that children that listened to music or audio books experienced significantly less pain after undergoing major surgery than those that did not. Pain scores were monitored before and after treatments. Fifty-six children, ages 9 to 14, were divided into three groups—one heard 30 minutes of songs chosen by the children from a list of popular music, another listened to audio books and the third (control) wore noisecanceling headphones. Pain scores were monitored before and after treatments. Those that listened to the music or audio books experienced significant reductions in pain compared to the control group.

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unctional medicine physicians and practitioners address the underlying cause of disease, generally identified as chronic inflammation. Often cited as the common denominator for cancer, diabetes, depression, heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s, chronic inflammation occurs throughout the body when something kick-starts the immune system and disengages the “off” switch. This leads to an endless trickle of immune cells that interfere with the body’s healthy tissues, triggering genetic mutations that can lead to cancer or the bursting of plaque in an artery wall. The most common causes of chronic inflammation include:

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Nutritional Deficiencies The standard American diet is loaded with refined carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, yet lacking in important nutrients like zinc, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and K. This imbalance of nutrients promotes inflammation.

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Food Sensitivities Gluten (protein present in wheat and other grains), dairy and soy are among the most common foods that induce low-grade chronic inflammation. These sensitivities are common and can result from poor diet and other environmental triggers. Conventional medicine does not usually test for such sensitivities.

Toxicities Pesticides in our foods and environment, mercury from dental amalgam fillings and lead from multiple sources are some common causes of neurological deterioration and painful neuropathies.

Stress and Poor Lifestyle Choices Emotional and physical trauma, daily life stressors, smoking, excessive intake of alcohol, lack of exercise and inadequate sleep and relaxation all promote inflammation and contribute to pain.

Hormone Imbalances All of the causes of inflammation can also negatively affect organs such as the thyroid, adrenals, ovary, testes, pancreas and others that secrete hormones. This leads to poor hormone production and action. Hormone imbalances further promote difficulties in the body’s functions, leading to escalated inflammation and pain.

Genetic Variations Individuals can have genetic idiosyncrasies that allow buildup of toxins, causing inflammation and slow tissue repair. Dr. Zorayda “jiji” Torres, owner of Upstream MD, 27499 Riverview Ctr. Blvd., Ste. 255, in Bonita Springs, practices functional medicine. See ad, page 7.

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globalbriefs News and resources to inspire concerned citizens to work together in building a healthier, stronger society that benefits all.

Bright Future

Upbeat Forecast for Long-Term Emissions New data from the U.S. Department of Energy shows that overall domestic energy consumption is slowing and isn’t expected to grow much over the next 25 years, despite a growing economy and population. Usage is forecast to rise 0.3 percent annually between now and 2040, or just half the expected population growth rate, and dramatically less than the 2.4 percent projections for economic growth through 2040. Greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels are expected to increase only 0.1 percent in the same period. Thanks to a public embrace of energy efficiency, residential fuel consumption may not grow at all over the next quarter-century. With more Americans driving electric and other energy-efficient vehicles, energy use in the transportation sector will decline slightly and gasoline consumption is expected to drop more than 20 percent by 2040. Industrial energy use is expected to grow at less than 1 percent. College students nationwide are supporting the reported progress by conducting divestment campaigns at universities, including Divest Harvard. At a recent event, alumni, including Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, and former Colorado Senator Tim Wirth, joined students in protesting any investment of the school’s huge endowment fund in fossil fuel companies. Source: eia.gov/consumption/residential 24

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Warnings Heeded

New York State Bans Fracking The Empire State has now officially banned fracking after a seven-year review process. New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens states, “After exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts, prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing is the only reasonable alternative. Highvolume hydraulic fracturing poses significant adverse impacts to land, air, water, natural resources and potential significant public health impacts that cannot be adequately mitigated.” A findings statement concludes, “There are no feasible or prudent alternatives that adequately avoid or minimize adverse environmental impacts and address risks to public health from this activity.” Two groups heavily involved in the campaign, New Yorkers Against Fracking and Americans Against Fracking, praised the decision. Industry groups have threatened to sue, but the attorneys at Earthjustice (Earthjustice.org) are confident that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s exhaustive review will withstand any legal challenges and the nonprofit pledges to stand alongside the state in case of such actions. Vermont outlawed the practice in 2012. Source: EcoWatch.com natural awakenings

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actionalerts Vaccine Cover-Up

Congress Fails to Respond to Centers for Disease Control Whistleblower On July 29, Congressman Bill Posey, a Republican representing Florida’s eighth district, took to the U.S. House floor to discuss possible changes in how the medical community views vaccines. According to documents cited in Posey’s testimony, Dr. William Thompson, a vaccine safety researcher for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), revealed to Posey that he attended a meeting in which he was directed to destroy data in the CDC’s research that demonstrated a clear link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism. Understanding the gravity of this directive, Thompson reported that he had retained copies of the documents, which he gave to Posey, along with other records that demonstrate fraud within the CDC’s vaccine safety research. Posey pleaded on the House floor, “Mr. Speaker, I believe it’s our duty to ensure that the documents Dr. Thompson provided are not ignored. Therefore, I will provide them to members of Congress and the House committees upon request. Considering the nature of the whistleblower’s documents, as well as the involvement of the CDC, a hearing and a thorough investigation is warranted.” As of press time, Congress had taken no action to address Posey’s testimony. To demand hearings, contact the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, Representative Jason Chaffetz, at 202-2257751 or OpenCongress.org/people/ show/412270; or the Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee Chairman, Senator Ron Johnson, at 202-224-5323 or Open Congress.org/people/show/412496_ Ron_Johnson. Find local representatives at OpenCongress.org/people. 26

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Wildlife Thrives in Dead and Fallen Trees

Immediate Need Saving Lives in Crisis

By now millions of people have been displaced by violence in countries like Syria and Iraq, leaving everything behind in search of safety. Many of them—including children—have died trying to find refuge; this year alone, some 2,500 people have died or disappeared trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to CNN. Meanwhile, Americans have been watching news of the crisis with a mixture of emotions: horror at the scope of the human tragedy unfolding before them, and frustration at their inability to help from half a world away. But it is possible for Americans to help. The best way, experts say, is to donate to one of the well-vetted charitable organizations directly providing food, shelter or medical aid to the people in crisis. CNN has compiled a list of reputable organizations. Visit tinyurl.com/helpSR to learn more.

Gathering winter firewood or felling dead trees may be a necessary chore, but it’s best to avoid fallen or snag trees (still upright and decomposing naturally) because they are home to woodland and backyard wildlife. Many types of birds, including woodpeckers, chickadees, bluebirds, nuthatches, owls, wrens and tree swallows and small mammals like raccoons, squirrels, opossums and porcupines use the cavities and crevices for shelter, food (in some cases, dining on congregating invertebrates like millipedes, beetles, spiders, worms and ants), mating, nesting and resting. The U.S. Forest Service says that some 1,200 forms of flora, including mosses, lichens and fungi, rely on dead, dying or rotted-hollow trees and serve to refresh habitat by returning vital nutrients to the soil via the nitrogen cycle. Decaying logs on the forest floor also act as “nurse logs” for new seedlings. Likewise, it’s good to respect brush piles of mainly fallen limbs and sticks. “These are wonderful hiding places for squirrels, rabbits and chipmunks,” reports Woodrow Nelson, a vice president with the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation (ArborDay.org), in Lincoln, Nebraska, which serves to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. It’s best to identify existing and future snags prior to gathering firewood or timber to spare their accidental destruction. Long-dead trees are fairly easy to spot, with their bony limbs bereft of leaves. Snags-to-be require more review. Look for signs of disease or misshapen form: bracket fungi, rotting branch stubs, beetles, carpenter ants or broken main limbs. Nelson further advises, “Proper pruning can turn around a tree’s health.” He encourages consulting with a local certified arborist or the foundation’s Backyard Woods program. Keeping one or more snags in a yard can create wildlife refuges. According to the National Wildlife Federation (nwf.org), hardwood trees tend to make better nesting habitats, while softer woods are more suited for food foraging. As long as the wood is kept a reasonable distance from a home, termites and other pests won’t find their way between the two dwellings.

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HEAVEN WITHIN by Wayne Dyer

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eaven is a state of mind, not a location, since Spirit is everywhere and in everything. You can begin making a conscious decision to look for the unfolding of Spirit in everything and everyone that you encounter. I personally do this by making an effort to look upon my world as if I were observing it through lenses that filter out the form and all of the material aspects of what I’m seeing, and I can only view the spiritual energy that allows what I’m noticing to exist. Try putting on these imaginary magical lenses and see how different everything appears. I now see spiritual energy in everyone I encounter. When I’m tempted to judge anyone, I remind myself to view them through my special lenses. When I can do so, all negative judgment dissolves. I feel more peaceful knowing that I’m not just this body that I’m destined to discard. I also feel the life-giving Spirit within me on a daily basis, and it’s exhilarating! Being more balanced spiritually and physically gives me the opportunity to be in a continual state of gratitude and awe. I see miracles everywhere. Try changing your view of the world to one of awe and wonder. Rather than looking for miracles, shift to seeing everything as miraculous. By being in a state of

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awe, you won’t be able to mentally experience boredom or disappointment. Try seeing the invisible Divine flowing through and supporting everyone and everything. A rainstorm becomes a miraculous event, the lightning a fascinating display of electrical fireworks, the thunder a booming reminder of the invisible power of nature. Live the mystery by beginning to perceive what average eyes fail to notice. Wayne Dyer, Ph.D. {May 10, 1940 – Aug. 29, 2015}, affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans, was an internationally renowned author, speaker and pioneer in the field of self-development. Over the four decades of his career, he wrote more than 40 books (including 21 New York Times bestsellers), created numerous audio programs and videos and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. DrWayneDyer.com includes information on his new book, Memories of Heaven: Children’s Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth, released this month.


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readersnapshot Who’s a Natural Awakenings reader? Meet Bonnie Michaels

Life’s mission: To live each day as if it were the last. Promoting strategies, actions and values that keep our community sustainable and able to reflect the quality of life that brought me to Naples. Work: I co-founded Managing Work & Family, Inc., to help individuals create work/life balance. I consult with companies around the world to create policies, services and programs that promote family-friendly environments. My books, including Upside: How to Zig When Life Zags, provide strategies for balance, happiness and life transitions. Proudest achievements: Working with a network of environmentalists and being inspired to co-create Collier Citizens for Sustainability with Susan Calkins; supporting a troubled grandchild through a difficult time; and volunteering around the world while achieving simplicity—and taking only one suitcase! Expectations for the future: I am op-

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timistic that individuals will rise to the occasion and understand the importance of sustainability and our natural resources and wildlife that are now threatened. For our future and for our children/ grandchildren, it is time for every individual to acknowledge their roles in the protection of our community and quality of life. Favorite app: WhatsApp. Favorite websites: EckhartTolle.com and WisdomAtWork.com, created by my mentors and spiritual teachers, Joel and Michelle Levey. Local causes supported: Other than promoting good policy decisions related to the environment with the League of Women Voters and The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, I love volunteering and protecting bird nests with Audubon’s Collier Shorebird Stewardship Program, as well as volunteering at the Conservancy of SW Florida’s Wildlife Clinic. Working with my husband and the Mangrove Action

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Group to protect Clam Pass Park has also been meaningful. Favorite thing about Natural Awakenings: It is an inspirational and informative magazine with endless resources. I learn something new with every issue and am grateful for its usefulness. Most frequented healthy food restaurant: Whole Foods take-out and The Cider Press Café. How you invest in your community: For more than 13 years, I’ve donated time and money to the Conservancy of SW Florida. I work with Audubon birders and have lobbied for donations for beach signs to alert people to nesting sites. As a former environment chair for the League of Women Voters, I continue to work with the committee to address local environment issues such as sea level rise, climate change and growth management. To support women in achieving their life’s goals, I assist with Gather the Women educational programs. Favorite quote: “Feel the fear and do it anyway,” by Helen Keller. What you are doing to be the change you want to see in the world: I am not giving up, but rather persevering by taking one step at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the important local environmental issues affecting our quality of life and future. I continue educating myself so I can successfully inform, write and take actions on these issues. By partnering with dedicated local environmental networks, including Collier Citizens for Sustainability, I hope to influence local government to take notice of the economic costs of not taking action on significant issues such as overdevelopment, sea level rise and loss of natural resources, green space and wildlife. I walk my talk by living simply, respecting all wildlife, conserving water and energy and adapting to change.


therapybrief ZERO BALANCING FOR BODY AND MIND

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n a 2009 interview with Massage & Bodywork magazine, Dr. Fritz Smith, an osteopathic physician, explained his understanding of energy as a departure from his traditional medical training. “We have come to understand that energy is consciousness, that vibration holds information and that energy is a basic building block of our bodies,” said Smith, the creator of Zero-Balancing. This hands-on modality balances the relationship of energy and structure in the body/mind with a clear and comfortable deep touch called “interface.” It can even facilitate the body’s release of tension held in the bones and ligaments. Interface touch creates a clear place of contact so that both client and practitioner are present, attentive and in the moment. For the practitioner, which remains clearly aware, and the client, which enters into a state of expanded consciousness, Zero Balancing can be a meditative experience, as well as an opportunity for the body/mind to reorganize and release superfluous emotions, thoughts and pain, thereby enhancing health. According to Smith’s perspective and experience, the body holds memory in its tissues. As a clearer, stronger field of energy is brought in through tissue, a therapist can alter or release the tissue-held vibration from the body, thus discharging held memories and old trauma. Once freed from these outdated tensions, Smith explains that the individual is less programmed or influenced by their history, making them more congruent with the present moment. Releasing nonfunctional information in the form of memory and holding patterns within bone that represent our earliest conditioning and teaching can be life-changing. For more information, call Alvina Quatrano, LMT, a ZeroBalancing practitioner in Naples, at 732-266-5276 or visit The Zero Balancing Health Association at ZeroBalancing.com.

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caused by any number of factors that we can determine and often correct using the right approach.”

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NATURAL MOOD BOOSTERS Safe Alternatives to Antidepressants by Kathleen Barnes

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adness darkens the world of the 16 percent of Americans diagnosed with clinical depression and the untold millions more that try to cope without a formal diagnosis, according to a University of Colorado study published in Clinical Therapeutics. Just as daunting, an estimated 30 million Americans take prescription antidepressant drugs for premenstrual discomfort, chronic pain and anxiety, as well as depression, according to Dr. James Gordon, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He founded and directs the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, in Washington, D.C., and is the renowned author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression. While conventional medicine offers a smorgasbord of antidepressants, many are ineffective or produce harmful side effects. One University of Pennsylvania study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found scant evidence that they benefit people with mild to moderate depression because the drugs work no better than a placebo in at least 80 percent of cases. Side effects of traditional antidepressants included nausea, headaches, weight gain, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, agitation, irritability, anxiety and even violent behavior and suicidal thoughts, according to the University of Colorado research involving more than 40,000 patients. It further showed that nearly 70 percent of patients stop taking the prescription drugs within three months, largely because of intolerable reactions. Some safer and healthier alternatives exist. “We know that depression is more a symptom than a diagnosis,” says Dr. Hyla Cass, author of numerous related books, including Natural Highs. “It’s a sign of imbalance in biochemistry, 32

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Curcumin, the rhizome of the turmeric plant that gives curry powder its distinctive yellow color, addresses both the symptoms of depression and its underlying causes, says Ajay Goel, Ph.D., director of the Baylor Center for Gastrointestinal Research, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. A recent study by Goel in Phytotherapy Research showed that this natural spice helps generate new, properly functioning brain cells that manufacture mood-elevating neurotransmitters. Along with being as effective as Prozac (fluoxetine) without the side effects, curcumin can neutralize the suicidal thoughts and violent behavior sometimes displayed in people with major depression taking prescription antidepressants. “We also know that prescription antidepressants become less effective the longer you take them,” says Goel. “Curcumin doesn’t lose its effectiveness over time.” Rhodiola rosea, the well-researched root of an Arctic plant, has brought relief even to some of Cass’ severely depressed patients. Cass points to its ability to help balance stress hormones and stimulate production of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin, much like the claims of prescription drugs, but without any known side effects. A new study published in Phytomedicine confirms that rhodiola is at least as effective as the prescription antidepressant Zoloft (sertraline) in fighting major depression. Cass also recommends 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), an extract of the seeds of an African shrub that produces the critical serotonin with no negative side effects. A recent Indian study from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences comparing the effects of 5-HTP and Prozac confirms that “5-HTP definitely has antidepressant effects in patients with depression.”

A Holistic Approach

An integrative approach that emphasizes physical activity and a meditation or other spiritual practice can be highly effective in treating all levels of depression, according to Gordon. “It’s a way to get unstuck, to help us move through and beyond depression and other difficulties in our lives,” he says. Exercise triggers rises in mood at least equal to those generated by antidepressant prescription drugs, according to new Duke University research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. People that are depressed often don’t want to move, Gordon comments. “Start with what you can do. Walking a couple of blocks a day is a good beginning.” He notes, “I teach specific meditation techniques such as slow, deep, soft-belly breathing and mindful walking and eating. All have been shown to decrease levels of anxiety and stress, enhance mood and optimism, and promote greater emotional stability and more reliable judgment.” A healthful diet emphasizing vegetables, fruit and healthy fats; strong support from friends and family; creative activities; and connecting with a higher power comprise Gordon’s integrative prescription for a happy life. Kathleen Barnes is author of numerous natural health books, including Food Is Medicine. Connect at KathleenBarnes.com.


How to Step Away from Antidepressants by Hyla Cass

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ever stop taking prescription antidepressants cold turkey. Intense depression and other dangerous side effects might result. It can cause severe depression, anxiety, intense agitation and even suicidal thinking. As suggested in my book, The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free, it’s best to slowly wean off the medication with the help of a qualified prescribing healthcare practitioner. The process may take several months, but it’s time well spent and safer. n Consistently eat a healthy diet rich in antioxidants, healthy fats and clean protein. n To help create a firm nutritional base, add a basic supplementation program with a good multivitamin, vitamin C, optimal amounts of B vitamins and omega-3 fats like those found in clean fish oil. n Consider supplementing with curcumin, rhodiola or 5-HTP to ease the transition.

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onsanto’s genetically modified organisms (GMO) go hand-in-hand with the company’s patented Roundupready crops, and therein lie the seeds of depression, says Jeffrey Smith, founding executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology and producer of the award-winning documentary, Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives. Several studies—beginning with one published by German researchers in 1980 and most recently reinforced by Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists—show that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer, ingested with our food, disrupts the shikimate pathway. “Monsanto has bragged for years that the shikimate pathway is why Roundup kills plants, but has no impact in humans, since we don’t have the shikimate pathway,” says Smith. But our gut bacteria do use this pathway to produce the amino acid building blocks for mood-lifting brain chemicals. “Since glyphosate blocks the shikimate pathway, it can impair the ability of intestinal bacteria to produce the ingredients for the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin, melotonin and dopamine. Their deficiencies are linked to depression and other serious health problems,” he explains. Consumers need to understand that Roundup is sprayed on nearly all GMO crops to control weeds, and the doses continue to increase; it’s further used on wheat, rye, rice, lentils, barley and numerous other non-organic crops just before harvest to accelerate drying. Glyphosate has been widely found in water, rain and air samples, plus in breast milk, blood and urine, meaning virtually everyone has been exposed to this toxic chemical. natural awakenings

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This Versatile Acupuncturist Combines Japanese and Chinese Styles by Linda Sechrist

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rom childhood, Charles Caccamesi, Acupuncture. “I felt really honored to acupuncture physician and owner learn from Kiiko, who is internationally of Acupuncture Care of Naples, recognized for her method of abdominal displayed an interest in not only martial palpation, which means applying a light arts, but also the philosophy that enlivens pressure with the fingers to the surface them. “From the time that I was 9 years of the body for the purpose of deterold, I was literally devouring the content mining the condition of the organs and of every book on Taoism that I could get systems beneath. Palpation allows me to my hands on. By the time I was 13, I was decide on particular treatment,” explains riding the train to Chinatown to spend Caccamesi, who moved to Naples after hours perusing what was on the shelves of graduating from NESA. the herb shops where the Chinese herbal“My long-term goal was to set up Charles Caccamesi with client ists, who were generally acupuncturists, a practice and live where I wanted to also had basements filled with books on Traditional Chinese retire. Florida was my first choice for two important reasons. It Medicine, karate, kung fu and other interesting subjects. I felt is one of the few states that licenses acupuncture physicians as like the proverbial kid in the candy store,” he reminisces. primary care physicians. Living here also gave me the oppor With such an avid interest in Chinese medicine and tunity to practice what I had learned from Kiiko regarding geriEastern philosophy, it would have been a natural next step atrics and apply it to caring for my aging parents. My expertise for Caccamesi to study acupuncture. However, in retrospect, was a blessing when it came to helping my parents’ bodies he admits to zigging when he should have zagging. “I took a reduce inflammation, so common to the aging process. It also detour and succumbed to following a family tradition of the helped with reducing pain and boosting their immune system men in my family, who were engineers. It was their expecto fight off infection and promote connective tissue healing, tation for me. When I finally admitted to myself at age 35 particularly after a hip operation,” notes Caccamesi. that I wasn’t happy or fulfilled being an engineer, I quit and Caccamesi, who has been practicing for 25 years, uses a returned to college to get a degree in biology, and simultane- hybrid style that combines the Japanese and Chinese styles of ously enrolled in the New England School of Acupuncture acupuncture with massage. He states, “Some of my clients have (NESA) in the Boston area. Acceptance and graduation at been with me for my entire career and know to use my services NESA hinges on having a bachelor of science in biology. I not just when they are sick or in pain, but also for wellness and completed seven years of study in four-and-a-half years. It prevention, while my newer clients are frequently astounded at was mayhem because there were times when I was taking the quick relief and healing response they experience.” 12 classes in one semester,” says Caccamesi, who has been teaching a continuing education class in tai chi at Barron Acupuncture Care of Naples is located at 501 Goodlette Collier High School for 15 years. Rd., Ste. D100, in Naples. For more information or to Autoimmune disease captured Caccamesi’s attention schedule an appointment, call 239-877-2531 or visit while studying with Kiiko Matsumoto, founder of Kiiko Style NaplesFLAcupuncture.net. See ad, page 18.

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RUNNERS A Guide for Running on All Terrains by April Thompson

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any fitness-seekers run because it’s so simple and adaptable. Running can be done in groups, pairs or alone, with little equipment, skill or planning needed. Anyone can run virtually anytime, anywhere—an indoor treadmill, scenic trail, beach or sidewalk. But all surfaces are not created equal. Recently, opponents of running on hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt claim they are more apt to cause injuries or pain than dirt or grass. According to body-movement researcher Daniel Ferris, Ph.D., director of the Human Neuromechanics Laboratory at the University of Michigan’s School of Kinesiology, no evidence currently supports the theory that running on harder surfaces leads to more injuries. “However, we see a difference in the injury types,” he reports, noting that it’s likely related to differences in how people strike their feet on different surfaces, thus delivering a different stress load to the rest of the body. Running on hard surfaces is more often correlated with issues like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendon injuries; softer surfaces are more often linked with soft-tissue injuries such as knee problems. According to Michael Sandler, a running coach and author who has developed a variety of helpful resources on mindful running (MindfulRunning. org), being present is paramount to safer running on varied surfaces. “Enjoy music while running, but you have to be

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tuned in to your surroundings, too,” says Sandler, currently based near New York City. “Sometimes runners get injured when changing footwear or surfaces without being aware of how that affects their running. You’re more likely to move faster on cement, than on grass; each surface dictates a different stride.” Some softer surfaces such as grass, trails and sand tend to be more uneven, which can lead to trips, falls and related injuries and require more exertion. In a recent University of Michigan study, walkers expended up to 25 percent more energy on an uneven surface than on a smooth one, while runners experienced no difference in exertion levels. This benefits those that may be walking for weight loss, accelerating calorie burn.

Helpful Change-Ups

Ferris recommends that runners and walkers mix up terrains to recruit different muscle groups and make them work in new ways. As a result, a strong inland runner may struggle to complete a run on a beach, which draws more upon the calf muscles. Whether it’s a change of surface or training shoe, Ferris cautions to ease into it, rather than making an abrupt shift. Gail Fuller, a 10-time marathoner and certified running coach in Silver Spring, Maryland, believes that variety is the spice of running. “I love to switch it up; I get bored easily. I’ll run on trails

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We are like water flowing downstream: Water moves differently when interacting with rock and sand. If we’re present when running on different surfaces, we can move more effortlessly and float along with the surface, rather than fight with it. ~Michael Sandler one day, tracks the next,” says Fuller, an asthmatic who took up running 13 years ago to mitigate its effects. Fuller encourages new runners, even those with preexisting conditions, to consider different types of runs. “I recently coached a woman working toward her first 5K in Baltimore. She said she had bad knees and only felt comfortable running on a treadmill,” relates Fuller. “We’ve slowly worked in trail runs and hill work to the point where she now enjoys training on hills to get strong for a race.” However, Fuller ultimately tells runners to follow their body’s intuition regarding training. “I dislike treadmills, so I don’t use them. If you don’t like something, even if another seasoned runner recommends it, don’t do it,” she counsels, recalling her own unhappy event runs on Venice Beach sand and a New Jersey boardwalk. “Your body will tell you what it needs.” Being conscious of the mind-body connection can deepen the benefits of running and other workouts—mentally, physically and spiritually—according to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, worldwide leader of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, nine-time marathoner and author of Running with the Mind of Meditation. “Instead of spacing out [during] exercise, say, ‘I’m going to be present and relate to my breathing and movement’,” he counsels. “That’s healthy for the mind and the body.” Whatever’s beneath their feet, mindful runners can discover the joys of physical and mental synchronization. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, of Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.


Chiropractic—a Golfer’s Boon by Lee Walker

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ccording to the latest study by damage to the spine. the National Golf Foundation, Golf fitness, taught by professionals at there are an estimated 28.6 milthe Titleist Golf Performance Institute, in lion golfers in the U.S. above the age of Oceanside, California, where high-profile 6. According to The Southwest Visitor’s tour pros learn to sync their golf swings Guide, our area’s nearly 150 courses, with their own particular physical limitaand many more in the planning stages, tions, is essential. Although it’s not neceseasily qualify the region as the golf sary to look like a bodybuilder, a player capital of the world, with more golf will find far more enjoyment when he or holes per capita than anywhere else in she is fit to play the game at the highest the U.S. level and do so without causing injury. “The opportunity to be outside and The type of fitness required to play participate in a highly social sport that golf is more about understanding how a is sometimes the basis for forming lastbody’s limitations can influence the golf ing friendships draws many individuals swing and how to address those limitawho are physically unprepared to play tions through any of the proper chanthe game, particularly regarding one of nels—swing instruction, physical rehathe most important physical aspects— bilitation or strength and conditioning a player’s swing. Known as one of the exercise. It’s also about understanding most demanding and complex movethe latest technology and how it can be Vivian Ebert ments in all sports, an efficient swing implemented to increase performance. requires a highly coordinated mobilization and stabilizing Functionally, golfers demand the utmost precision, as of several different body parts. If not trained correctly, golfwell as a sense of being connected to their whole body ers can be at a serious risk of injury,” says Vivian Ebert, DC, during their game. Chiropractors are a boon to players in owner of Living Well Chiropractic, in Naples. all sports, but most particularly golf, because their work Structurally, the body demands mobility in the golf on the spine impacts the nervous system with adjustswing. The joints in the spine act much like hinges on a ments of the spinal joints. “It is not uncommon for playdoor. If one hinge is not working properly, the other hinges ers to report that after an adjustment they played a better take on more work. Over time, the other hinges wear out game of golf. The nervous system is in control of all the prematurely simply because the first impaired hinge was not body’s functions and movements. Keeping it in top shape restored to its proper working function. The spine is similar. through adjustments should be high on every golfer’s If the mid-back is not moving as it should, the low back and priority list,” advises Ebert, who attended the Titleist Golf neck have to work harder to pick up the slack. Although this Performance Institute. may initially mean some errant shots, it inevitably leads lead Living Well Chiropractic is located at 10020 Coconut Rd., Ste. to pain and premature degeneration (arthritis) of the spine 134, in Bonita Springs. For more information, call 239-498-2225 in overworked areas. Adjusting the mid-back before a more or visit LivingWellFL.com. See ad, page 21. serious problem develops can mean avoiding irreparable

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BE TRUE TO YOURSELF It’s the Secret to Belonging by Brené Brown

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ontrary to what most of us think, belonging is not fitting in. In fact, fitting in is the greatest barrier to belonging. Fitting in, I’ve discovered during more than a decade of research, is assessing situations and groups of people, then twisting yourself into a human pretzel in order to get them to let you hang out with them. Belonging is something else entirely—it’s showing up and letting yourself be seen and known as you really are—love of gourd painting, intense fear of public speaking and all. Many of us suffer from this split between who we are and who we present to the world in order to be accepted. (Take it from me: I’m an expert fitterinner!) But we’re not letting ourselves be known, and this kind of incongruent living is soul-sucking. In my research, I’ve interviewed a lot of people who never fit in, who are what you might call “different”: scientists, artists, thinkers. If you drop down deep into their work and who they are, there is a tremendous amount of self-acceptance. Some of them have to scrap for it, like the rest of us, but most are like a neurophysicist I met who essentially told me, “My parents didn’t care that I wasn’t on the football

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team, and my parents didn’t care that I was awkward and geeky. I was in a group of kids at school who translated books into the Klingon language and my parents were like, ‘Awesome!’ They took me to the Star Trek convention.” He got his sense of belonging from his parents’ sense of belonging, and even if we don’t get that from Mom and Dad, we have to create it for ourselves as adults—or we will always feel as if we’re standing outside of the big human party. The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. When we don’t have that, we shape-shift and turn into chameleons; we hustle for the worthiness we already possess. Brené Brown, Ph.D., a licensed master social worker and research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, has spent 13 years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame. This essay is from her book, The Gifts of Imperfection, used with permission.


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o understand how we might close the gap between “who we are” and “who we present ourselves to the world as” in order to fit in, a subject explored this month by Brené Brown in “Be True to Yourself.” Natural Awakenings tapped local experts for their perspectives on how learning to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect led them to self-acceptance.

Madeline Ebelini, Integrative Mindfulness I have found that my daily practice of mindfulness meditation is a gentle, patient and gradual journey into becoming acquainted with my authentic self, Madeline Ebelini exactly as I am. By learning how to meditate and give my attention to one thing, such as the breath, and gently returning the mind to that object of focus when it wanders, I began to eavesdrop on my predominant thoughts about constantly wanting the moment to be different, an emotion to go away, my body to change or to possess a thing or a quality I felt that I didn’t have. These were the thoughts that continually pulled my mind away from the present moment. The exploration of “wanting” allowed me to see this state of the mind is endless. Mindfulness practice trained me to explore what it’s like to let go of wanting, resistance, and denial for just this moment. As I continued to practice, I strung moments together like pearls on a string. I discovered that I could put down the filter of the wanting mind. My awareness broadened as I practiced letting go of wanting and became receptive to the direct experience of being alive in the moment just as it is and just as I am. I discovered that this is the birthplace of authenticity, self-acceptance, interconnection and ironically, positive and effective change.

John Patton, LMHC, Healing Arts Center In the earliest years of my life, my sense of “belonging” was associated with feelings of being alone or relating to my peers as either interesting or unusual, depending John Patton on the time, place and person. Eventually, I began to live my life unconcerned with what “they” thought. I became happy in the fun of doing whatever interested me; individual sports for example, versus team sports. Belonging eventually became all about “being” excited—my inner life, following my intuitions and getting involved in whatever attracted me. I believe that being authentic is a phrase that does not convey the whole experience. For example, the bigger picture is that I’ve come to understand that I belong to the universe and to all that is available to me, minute-to-minute. Being one with the greater essence and following or allowing myself to flow, I trust that I will be directed to where I want and sometimes need to go. Being in my flow, riding the crest of the wave where the energy is the purest, not knowing what will come next, yet feeling excited to see what unfolds is my state of belonging where I feel the most self-acceptance and authenticity.

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I learned to be authentic through unfolding, integrating my inner life with my outer life and following the spiritual guidance of my intuitive heart. When I could feel in my

core being the difference between a mental idea and spiritual truth, I could follow that directive or principle, whatever it was. When I awakened to the fact that my life is about fulfillment of what I am here to express from my heart and soul, not what I am here to do, I consciously began living from this connection, which I have cultivated throughout my lifetime. What I call vibrational alignment, which occurs when I’m standing in the universal current, which artists and athletes refer to as “the flow”, or being “in the zone”, is where I express myself through authentic self. This is the place miracles and synchronicities happen. Living from here allows me to evolve consciously and experience a deeply felt sense that I’m part of the universe because I am a personal expression of it. This is self-acceptance on a scale that instills great self-confidence because I know I’m connected to something much larger than myself. “So much of our power, energy, and ability to connect are locked up by the false belief that we are not enough. Anyone who has ever made real progress against the status quo realizes that the power to do so came from the much larger universal truth of who we are: we are enough and always have been. We don’t need to work on ourselves to fit in. Perhaps as Dr. Seuss says, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” “The sooner we come to terms with this, the sooner we discover that our gifts are in perfect alignment with the world’s greatest needs,” advises Laurie McCammon, author of Enough!: How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the World with Just One Word. Integrative Mindfulness, 3372 Woods Edge Cir. Ste. 102. 239-590-9485. IntegrativeMindfulness.net. See ad, page 23. John Patton, Healing Arts Center, 10631065 Fifth Ave. N., Naples. 239-2626828. HealingArtsCenterOnline.com. Kenton David Bell, Fort Myers, 239997-1623, 928-274-2026. KentonBell. Guru. See ad, page 46.

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AWAKENING THE GLOBAL HEART Compassionate Activists Unite to Write Earth’s New Story by Linda Sechrist

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s individuals and in groups, more people today are expressing deep inner caring and compassion for fellow humans and all life on this planet by hitching their heartfelt energies to powerful actions that hold the promise of a sustainable future. In This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, author Naomi Klein attests that the power of ferocious love is underestimated by companies and their government advocates. Suggesting that climate change be considered a framework for broader social improvements instead of a single issue, she invites “seizing the moment of discontent” to advance healing the planet and its broken economies and communities. Stories about how ordinary people are energizing local and online communities of practice to improve intergenerational communication, eliminate monetary influence in politics and restore democracy, and support social

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justice, community wealth building, independent media, sound health care and clean food and water are frequently missing from mainstream media. Pioneering efforts by activists such as Mario Tigueros, Pachamama Alliance program manager for the Game Changer Intensive; Joshua Gorman, founder of Generation Waking Up; and Cole Kleitsch, founder and director of Walking Civics, warrant widespread attention and support.

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When hundreds of participants in Pachamama’s Awakening the Dreamer symposium, held in cities throughout the U.S., kept asking “What’s next?” Tigueros facilitated the creation of Game Changers, which explores present challenges and possibilities and ways to create a new future. He says, “We wanted to help them in awakening to their personal qualities and strengths before setting out to change the world. While engaging with others and creat-

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ing a global society for all beings to flourish is a goal to strive for, we came to recognize that it takes a collective and collaborative approach within a community of practice to keep the message alive and implement what’s learned in the 12-week training.” A love for social justice prompted Tigueros to recognize the corporate capture of America’s democracy. “Suggesting that symposium participants work with Move to Amend and Citizens’ Climate Lobby made sense,” he explains. One is a nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals seeking to end corporate personhood and demand true democracy; the other empowers individuals to exercise their political power. It takes love to inspire the youth of GenY, Generation We and the Digital Generation, all names for the Millenials, to create a new story and transform their lives and communities. Gorman is counting on his peers to help make it happen. “We’re writing a different story than the worn-out one we’ve been led to believe is inevitable,” he says. Some of Generation Waking Up’s young leaders have formed local communities of practice that campaign to get big money out of politics, pressure universities to divest fossil fuel investments, build local and just food systems, end mass incarceration, enroll residents to go solar and inspire everyday citizens to live in more just, sustainable ways.

People have the power, when we choose to use it, to act on it, to dedicate ourselves to change. ~Rebecca Solnit “Young people have a leadership role in spearheading the change our world is calling for. Ultimately, it will only come about with every generation working together,” observes Gorman, who operates from Oakland, California. He’s encouraged when Generation Waking Up members say they want to learn from older adults that spent decades struggling for positive social change.


If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. When we own our stories of struggle, we can write our own new endings. ~Brené Brown, Rising Strong A deep love for the potential of civic engagement prompted Gladstone, New Jersey, resident Kleitsch’s Walking Civics initiative. The intergenerational nonprofit, endorsed by the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, trains military veterans and students as young as 16 as poll workers. “I want to inspire future voters by letting them learn how to do the job competently and with integrity, and lead them to participate in democracy’s most cherished act of voting,” advises Kleitsch. It’s currently active in several jurisdictions across the country and will scale up for 2016 and beyond.

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At 15, Kelsey Juliana’s love of family, friends and future generations far outweighed any trepidation she felt in acting as one of two plaintiffs in a legal strategy to protect the atmosphere, guided by Mary Christina Wood, a law professor and author of Nature’s Trust. Wood created the Oregon nonprofit Our Children’s Trust, now operating in all 50 states and internationally, to enforce the duty of government to protect natural resources for present and future generations. It supports youth in bringing legal action in courts, administrative agencies and local legislative bodies. In local Sierra Club chapters, organizers work with facilitators to educate and empower youth to lead campaigns with town councils, legislative chambers and the courts. Mounting research is confirming what many have long suspected— extensive media coverage of negative news can trigger stress, fear and trauma. Images & Voices of Hope (ivoh) Executive Director Mallary Tenore cares deeply about how the media can benefit the world by catalyzing change and meaningful awareness of issues such as those raised by Our Children’s Trust. “At ivoh, we believe in focusing on the world we want to live in—not only problem-solving in the world we have. We are currently helping our global

community of media practitioners tell ‘restorative narratives’, stories that show how people and communities are making a meaningful progression from despair to resilience. Instead of focusing solely on tragedy and trauma, these narratives extend the storyline by showing signs of renewal, recovery and restoration,” explains Tenore.

On-Task Learning Curve

James Maskell wishes every media outlet would cover the doctors and health professionals that are applying the “functional/integrative/root cause” approaches to health care. Formerly a vendor of supplements to health professionals, Maskell has morphed his focus to found the Evolution of Medicine Functional Forum, a monthly educational Web show for health professionals and industry insiders. After becoming captivated by functional medicine at a trade show, he developed this fresh, high-tech concept that combines the latest health news, functional medicine research, practice developments and health technologies in a mixed-media format. Offered free on YouTube, it combines interviews, TED-style talks, videos and

audience interaction. “With health politics raising more questions than answers and with technology changing the healthcare landscape, there’s never been a more ripe time for health innovation and accelerating a shift toward what works for most doctors,” remarks Maskell, who also recently collaborated with the Institute for Functional Medicine to live-stream Genomics and Functional Medicine, the most cuttingedge clinical Functional Forum to date. Andrew Brandeis, a licensed naturopathic doctor in San Francisco, developed a challenging new skill set in creating the easy-to-use, mobile Share Practice app, launched 18 months ago and now also available on the Internet. It’s already used by 15,000 doctors nationwide to rate and review the effectiveness of drugs, herbs and supplements. They also ask questions and receive quick feedback about patient treatments. Brandeis sees an even bigger future opportunity. “As we spot trends and see what is working where and why, we can direct research dollars. There are all kinds of off-label uses for drugs, herbs and supplements that we’ll support when we see that 10,000 doctors are using them in the same way for the same thing,” says Brandeis, who enjoys the meaningfulness of this collective contribution. Gery Juleff, of Hopewell, New Jersey, reinvented himself and his career to serve a greater good. Seeking to inspire change through intelligent discussion

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The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children. ~Bill Mollison, Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual on environmental issues he founded and hosts the Green Radio Hour broadcast on GreenHourRadio.com. He was formerly a member of the British Foreign Service, serving for 25 years as a diplomat, mostly in Africa and Brazil. In Juleff’s last London foreign office assignment, he dealt with policies on climate change, renewable energy technology and energy security. “My love of Africa, the continent likely to be affected the most by climate change, quickened my sense of needing to do whatever I could to limit any negative effects,” he says. Even though he was innocent about the scope of such an undertaking, “When the station owner suggested I use my knowledge to host a radio show, I said yes.” In What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution, economist and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative Gar Alperovitz provides many examples of successful community wealth building. He’s been part of a team partnering with others in cities that include Cleveland, Ohio; Jackson, Mississippi; Rochester, New York; and Washington, D.C. As co-chair of The Next System Project, he’s dealing with the bigger picture of long-term systemic change.

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“The economics of sustainability focus on partnerships with local assets like universities, hospitals and cultural institutions to facilitate broad-based economic security for the entire community,” says Alperovitz. He’s deeply committed to the concept of an ecologically sustainable society, where problemsolving activities nurture democracy.

Waking Up

This small sampling of individuals whose actions are affirming their heart’s directives is not random and signals a larger movement. It represents author Anodea Judith’s explanation for the evolution of our human journey, captured in the title and essence of her book Waking the Global Heart: Humanity’s Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love. James O’Dea, author of The Conscious Activist, says, “As we evolve, we recognize that it’s the heart which holds the great key to our collective healing, to real civility, the courage to face our own shadow and true progress.” Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Visit ItsAllAbout We.com for the recorded interviews.

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Join the Heartbeat of Change Common Dreams CommonDreams.org Conscious Elders Network ConsciousElders.org Democracy Collaborative DemocracyCollaborative.org Democracy Now! DemocracyNow.org Functional Forum FunctionalForum.com Generation Waking Up GenerationWakingUp.org Green Hour Radio GreenHourRadio.com Images and Voices of Hope ivoh.org James O’Dea JamesODea.com Naomi Klein NaomiKlein.org Nature’s Trust/The Children’s Climate Crusade BillMoyers.com/episode/full-showclimate-crusade Pachamama Alliance Pachamama.org The Next System Project TheNextSystem.org Transition United States TransitionUS.org Walking Civics WalkingCivics.com


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Southwest Florida Community Visionaries Tell their Tales by Linda Sechrist

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mbedded in our desire to take a leap in consciousness, creativity and cooperation is one seriously viable solution—envisioning new ways to connect the separate parts in making a new whole. While we humans have a tendency to consider ourselves separate from Nature, we are not. According to Barbara Marx Hubbard, a futurist and author of Birth 2012 and Beyond: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential, if we are feeling an inner nudge to be in some form of community, we are likely following an evolutionary urge to move forward and create a new story based on nature’s self-organizing systems, rather than on embattled mechanistic and industrial models. What defines a community is always up for discussion, although the simplest explanation may be that it is the sense of cohesiveness among a group of people that interact positively, support one another and share a vested interest in a vision defined by the individual or individuals that established the group. Communities where we can connect and nurture relationships that allow for meaningful conversations and the expression of innovative ideas that lead to lasting change have been cited as the real economic building blocks of our future by visionary thinkers such as Hazel Henderson, an evolutionary economist and founder of Ethical Markets Media. Henderson’s independent media company promotes the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical and just economy worldwide.

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taking shape in 2005 when Peterson In Collier and Lee counties, conceived of the five acres for preservathere are flourishing selftion and use by environmentally and spiritually friendly groups. Today, 2,000 organizing communities people share that vision for Happethat have developed around hatchee, which plays host to Florida Gulf Coast University students and visionary ideas for providing education intended to improve volunteers, yoga classes, sacred circles, Reiki healers, kirtan, drumming circles mental, emotional, physical and at present, a citizen’s committee and spiritual wellness, support working to protect and acquire the forested acreage surrounding the center personal growth for individuals for biking and walking paths. and families, promote the Cypress Cove Conservancy prosperity of businesses and Davenport’s vision for the nonprofit Cyprotect our precious ecosystems press Cove Conservancy has attracted a group of like-minded activists interested as well as our drinking water in acquiring land for the purpose of from overdevelopment. protecting the habitat of endangered

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Lee County residents Ellen Peterson and Genelle Grant and Collier County residents Bobbie Lee Davenport and John and Karen Dwyer worked long and hard on their visions for protecting and maintaining a healthy ecosystem in Southwest Florida long before they ever formed their organizations

Happechatchee Center In 2006 Peterson and Grant, two best friends and active environmentalists, cofounded and incorporated Estero’s Happehatchee Center, now an official Lee County Historic Preservation site. Grant, a North Fort Myers resident, continued as board president after Peterson’s death in 2011. The center began

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species such as panthers and black bears. State approval for harvesting saw palmetto berries, upon which the bears rely for food, and also for hunting bears that wandered into housing developments in search of an alternative food source, incited Davenport to form the conservancy. “That’s when I knew for certain that we were losing the battle against development, and the only way to protect the land and our water supply is to own it,” says Davenport.

Stone Crab Alliance The Stone Crab Alliance was the result of John Dwyer’s 1974 vision to stop the construction of a nuclear power plant in Bonita Springs. Today, Dwyer and his wife Karen, a teacher by profession and human rights and social justice activist


by conscience, work on their expanded vision for economic, social and environmental justice through nonviolent action. The alliance, now 1,000-plus members strong, was recently successful in blocking plans for new oil drilling and fracking in Naples and the Everglades. “When we oppose something, we persevere for a long time,” advise the Dwyers.

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Lee county residents Cindy Carfore, Tina Crumpacker and Silvia Casabianca developed businesses around their visions for improving the mind, body and spirit health of residents in their communities, while Jeanne Sweeney developed the Above Board Chamber of Florida to help them do all of that and secure their financial health, too.

AHA! A Holistic Approach Center for Health & Wellness Carfore decided to blend her vision for AHA! A Holistic Approach Center for Health & Wellness with that of Health and Harmony, in Fort Myers. “Mine and the vision that Kandy Love and Suzanne Blaney passed along are synergistic ideas for a space where people could gather for yoga, educational lectures and workshops, as well as alternative or complementary healing modalities,” says Carfore.

TMC Productions Crumpacker’s vision of, “If you build it, a community will form around it,” for personal growth training turned out better than she imagined. The co-founder of TMC Productions, in Fort Myers, acknowledges the closely knit sense of community felt among thousands of TMC graduates. “Our arena is a place where individuals can learn and champion one another’s transformational process. If one of our graduates needs something, we post it on our graduate pages, and generally within 24 hours the request is filled. This kind of support has rippled out into the larger community, where our graduates live and work,” advises Crumpacker.

Eyes Wide Open Center Casabianca’s Eyes Wide Open Center, in Bonita Springs, offers spaces for the healing process to occur. “From a holistic perspective, healing requires support from a community. There is only so much that you can do on your own,” she says. “My vision is that the center would give communities of like-minded people who exist out there waiting for opportunities to get together a space where they could connect. “People come, volunteer, learn, and experience what we offer. Classes, Reiki circles, meditation groups and yoga practice

give individuals the opportunity to form small or large communities which may or may not last. Most importantly, they come together because their needs are complementary and they are energetically attracted to each other.”

Above Board Chamber of Florida Sweeney’s God-moment in 2010 came with a vision. “Within a couple of months, we were bringing people of faith together within the community and in the workplace,” says Sweeney. “Using biblical principles, we impact our members’ lives and businesses through business programs and community outreach by making sure everyone has the necessary tools to grow in today’s economy. We meet in Fort Myers at the Harborside Event Center the second Thursday of each month and on the second Monday of each month at the Hilton Hotel in Naples.”

Salt Cave Andrea Geresdi’s vision for her Salt Cave literally appeared in a dream. “I woke up at 2 a.m. and told my husband, ‘We have to open a salt cave,’” She says. “A week later, we were ordering 20 tons of Himalayan salt and six months afterward, I located the space with rooms for private therapies, yoga classes and lectures. Without hesitation, we used our retirement savings to do something that seven years later has grown and attracted a loving community beyond our wildest imaginings. We particularly appreciate Cathy Blair, whose own community has been coming to hear her crystal bowl concerts since we opened.” Blair, who has been playing crystal bowls for 10 years, envisions that the frequencies of the bowls will uplift humanity to the next-higher octave of love. “This will allow us to coexist peacefully and for everyone to express their divine essence, which is a vibration of truth, beauty and peace,” she says.

House of Gaia An only child, Lulu Carter, founder of House of Gaia, in Naples, felt the need for a community. “As I matured in my homeland of Brazil, I noted that communities formed by people gathering and communicating needs, sharing resources, planning social times and creating guidelines,” says Carter, whose learning center fosters a global perspective in order to promote a more peaceful, creative and conscientious world by educating, connecting and building community through art, culture, global citizenship and community service.

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store—a hub where people interested in a healthy lifestyle could meet, interact and learn about their options in classes and lectures. Another aspect of Frank’s vision was to help small local businesses with our buying power. We’ve been doing more of that since Frank’s son, Alfie, increased the size of our farm,” notes Johnson.

Monarch Wellness Center Adaptability, intuition and the ability to follow her inner guidance have proven to be some of Kimberly Rodgers’ most valuable traits. The perception of her vision for Monarch Therapy, in Naples, as an unfolding process rather than something static gave her the ability to be flexible while experiencing her personal transformation. “As a licensed

clinical social worker, my original concept of helping a child and their family or a single adult one-on-one began morphing as I listened to my clients’ needs. I realized that I needed to bring in other therapists and modalities, form partnerships in the community, such as the one I have with House of Gaia, and move to a larger space where individuals could comfortably interact,” explains Rodgers. Flowing through the process of change, Rodgers discovered that when she listened to the fears of others around her that weren’t as certain as she was about what needed to be done, her vision floundered. “I chose to remain steadfast and follow my heart, which I felt was leading me along the right path to becoming a

wellness center. In retrospect, it was the right thing to do. We are now an integrative team of 13 professionals who have created a cohesive community within our newly named Monarch Wellness Center,” she says. Sometimes it takes work and a leap of faith to follow the vision that inner guidance provides. Keeping the bigger picture in mind—the one that connects separate parts to create a whole—is the best way to answer the evolutionary call to community.

Local Resources Above Board Chamber, 4540 S. Landings Dr., Fort Myers; 239-910-7426. AboveBoardChamber.com. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center for Health & Wellness, 15971 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers; 239-433-5995. HealthAndHarmonyOnline.com. See ad, page 19. Cypress Cove Conservancy, 239-7770186. CypressCoveConservancy.com. Eyes Wide Open Center, 9200 Bonita Beach Rd. SE, Ste. 202 and 204, Bonita Springs; 239-948-9444. EyesWideOpenCenter.com. Food & Thought, 2132 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples; 239-213-2222. FoodAndThought.com. See ad, page 10. Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Rd., Estero; 239-992-5455. Happehatchee.org. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Naples; 239-272-6152. HouseOfGaia.org. Monarch Wellness Center, 843 Myrtle Terr., Naples; 239-325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Salt Cave, 4962 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples; 239-403-9170. SaltCaveNaples.com. Stone Crab Alliance, Facebook.com/ groups/stonecraballiance. TMC Productions, 8359 Beacon Blvd., Ste. 402, Fort Myers; 239-939-4769. tmcr.com. See ad, page 57.

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EARLY PUBERTY The New Normal? by Kathleen Barnes

21st-century girls are reaching puberty at dramatically earlier ages than their mothers and grandmothers.

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any American girls today are experiencing budding breasts and pubic hair before they are 7 years old, according to the government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The threshold age has been steadily falling for decades, with the most dramatic decrease between 1997 and 2011. A pivotal 2011 study from the University of Cincinnati showed that U.S. Caucasian girls on average entered puberty at 9.7 years old, three to four months younger than the average age reported by University of North Carolina scientists 14 years earlier and much younger than data from the 1960s. Girls of other ethnicities are also entering puberty at earlier ages, but at less dramatic rates. A 2009 Danish study also showed that their country’s girls were developing breasts a full year earlier than those born 15 years earlier.

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The rise in childhood obesity is the major culprit in today’s lower ages of puberty, according to the 2011 study’s lead researcher, Dr. Frank Biro, director of adolescent medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He explains, “Body mass index [BMI] is the overwhelmingly predominant factor in the age at which a girl reaches puberty. It’s become more important than race or ethnicity. Heavy white girls and heavy black girls are all maturing earlier.” 48

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Science has long shown that fat tissue produces hormones, including estrogen, that can accelerate the process of puberty, especially early breast development, according to Dr. Louise Greenspan and Julianna Deardorff, Ph.D., authors of The New Puberty. Greenspan specializes in pediatric endocrinology at San Francisco’s Kaiser Permanente Hospital; Deardorff is a clinical psychologist researching pubertal development at the University of California, Berkeley. They cite one foundational study from the 1980s that showed for every BMI point increase, the age of first menstruation dropped by about one month.

Toxic Soup

Ubiquitous hormone-disrupting chemicals are undoubtedly a culprit in the early puberty epidemic, says Doctor of Naturopathy Michael Murray, of Phoenix, Arizona, who publishes widely on the topic of natural medicine. Endocrine disruptors that trigger

the body to produce excess amounts of estrogen include chemicals in clothing, especially children’s sleepwear, furniture and carpets, anything plastic, personal care products, cleaning solvents, glues, dry cleaning chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and non-organic meat and milk. Collectively, they trigger puberty before its natural time. “There’s certainly a link between these persistent pollutants and obesity,” Murray observes. Antibiotics contained in commercial meat and dairy products may be a greater risk than the added hormones, says Greenspan. “Chronic, low-dose antibiotic exposure could affect the body’s microbiome [the microorganism colony in the digestive tract], which can lead to obesity and may also influence puberty.”

The Stress Monster

“Considerable research now supports the notion that excessive stress early in life can affect the timing of puberty,” says Greenspan. Stressors can range from sexual or child abuse to stressful family relationships, low emotional investment on the part of parents or a depressed mother. “Girls that grow up in homes without their biological fathers are twice as likely to experience early menarche as girls that grow up with both parents,” advises Deardorff. Biro points out that stress is associated with higher levels of cortisol and obesity. Cortisol, the stress hormone, has been directly related to belly fat in numerous studies.

Added Risks

“Early puberty also increases social risks,” says Deardorff. “Girls that develop ahead of their peers have more anxiety, a higher incidence of depres-

Signs to Watch for in Boys Scant information exists charting puberty trends in boys, although medical researcher Dr. Frank Biro’s findings show that unlike overweight girls, some obese boys tend to reach puberty later than average. Professionals at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio, suggest talking with a doctor if

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12 Foods to Buy Organic The Environmental Working Group reports that these foods are the most heavily contaminated with pesticides, so look for organic versions and prioritize them on the family grocery list. 1. Apples 2. Peaches 3. Nectarines 4. Strawberries 5. Grapes 6. Celery 7. Spinach 8. Sweet bell peppers 9. Cucumbers 10. Cherry tomatoes 11. Snap peas (imported) 12. Potatoes sion, poorer body image and more eating disorders.” Research from St. Thomas’ Hospital, in London, reports that reaching puberty early may also increase risks for diabetes and breast cancer later in life, says Biro, the latter “possibly due to greater lifetime exposure to female hormones and the susceptibility of rapidly developing breast tissue to environmental toxins.” Framingham Heart Study results published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism support earlier studies that found menstruating before age 12 may contribute to a 23 percent greater risk of developing heart disease and 28 percent higher risk of dying from heart attack or stroke.

Parental Strategies

These experts all agree that a clean diet is one of the most powerful strategies to protect young girls. Murray recommends reviewing the Environmental Working Group’s list at Tinyurl.com/ EWGDirtyDozen. He says, “If you buy these foods organic, you’ll both avoid hormone-disrupting pesticides and herbicides and give children the protection of antioxidants that can help protect against other toxins.” Kathleen Barnes is author of numerous natural health books, including Food Is Medicine. Connect at Kathleen Barnes.com. natural awakenings

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EPA: A Muzzled Watchdog E.G. Vallianatos Seeks to Put Bite Back into the Agency by Randy Kambic

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for human health and environmental effects of chemicals used by farmers and drug manufacturers. Adrian Gross, at the EPA, accidentally discovered the greatest fraud [in this field], committed by a massive laboratory outside Chicago named Industrial Bio-Test that was confirmed by inspector colleagues at the Food and Drug Administration and eventually the EPA. It was being paid by the industry to test their chemicals, and instead of doing an honest accounting of chemicals registered with and approved by the government, they would fix the numbers to secure approval for the drugs or chemicals. The EPA shut down this labora tory in 1983, yet continues to outsource much of its responsibilities. Despite this and other illegal and criminal activities, the government still allows the chemical industry to test its own chemicals. It casts tremendous doubt on the reliability and credibility of the process. It’s the Achilles heel of the regulatory system. Science has been the greatest victim of this manipulation. Industry should be forbidden to test its own products and we need to establish truly independent laboratories.

Of the many cases you cite of the EPA failing to curb industry wrongdoing, which one most compellingly signals the problem?

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.G. Vallianatos firmly believes that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is failing to adequately protect us. His deeply rooted conviction springs from 25 years of working for the agency. His latest book, Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA, co-authored with environmental journalist McKay Jenkins, chronicles what he attests are numerous cases of lack of enforcement, corruption and misuse of science and public trust that have transformed it into a “polluter’s protection agency.” He especially documents the dangers of chemicals that enter our air, soil and water every day that are either approved—or sometimes ignored— by the agency. He’s the author of four previous books, including Harvest of Devastation and This Land is Their Land: How Corporate Farms Threaten the World, and blogs for The Huffington Post. Vallianatos, who transitioned from championing integrity from inside the EPA in 2004, recommends ways to change how the agency operates. Key needs include improved site selection for garbage dumps, oil refineries and manufacturers; and strong support for organic, sustainable and small-scale farming.

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and other chemicals in mother’s milk. Today, we find it includes many more widely used chemicals such as Monsanto’s herbicide glyphosate. Breast milk has been contaminated by what mothers eat, breathe and drink. Even beyond milk, they have no option not to pass on what’s in their bodies to their newborn. We have forced women to put the next generation at risk. If anyone wants to know the biggest factor on why the healthcare system is failing, this is it.

Fracking is the latest crisis of which the EPA is, in your words, “once again looking the other way.” How can we halt it? Fracking sends tremendous volumes of water mixed with more than 100 toxic chemicals deep into the Earth using intense pressure, smashing bedrock and other sediments to release gas and perhaps petroleum. Fracking not only contaminates groundwater, escaping methane gas is entering the atmosphere and warming the planet. It also causes lots of earthquakes. People can demand a ban of fracking in their neighborhoods. States and communities are beginning to do so.

Is it possible that the EPA can become truly independent, and how can we move forward together toward integrity? As more people are affected by the way industry is poisoning our environment, they’ll face the reality that we need the EPA to be much more strongly protective and isolated from the political corruption that’s been tying its hands. I love that the EPA employs many vitally important and capable scientists. Criticisms stem from its overall corruption by the political system. We need to have a Supreme Courtlike EPA with an overall administrator appointing deputies, people with integrity that are open-minded as to what must be done if this country is to be healthy. Randy Kambic is a freelance writer and editor in Southwest Florida who regularly contributes to Natural Awakenings.

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AHA! A Holistic Approach Center for Health & Wellness by Lisa Marlene

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he significant themes of collaboration and cooperation in today’s business world make the merger of Suzanne Blaney’s Health & Harmony Center and Cindy Carfore’s AHA! A Holistic Approach Center for Health & Wellness a natural next step in a whole-systems healing concept of wellness for Southwest Floridians. Blaney, who purchased the Fort Myers Health & Harmony Center in 2007, handed down to Carfore a legacy begun in 1990 by yoga teacher and massage therapist Kandy Love. “I intend to carry on the same tradition of excellence that Kandy maintained for the 25 years that she has been teaching yoga and practicing massage here. Any business that has endured and flourished through all the changes in Western medicine—from holistic to alternative, complementary, integrative and now lifestyle medicine that recognizes massage and yoga as tools for improving health—and which has endured the ups and downs of the economy for 25 years is worth investing in. I consider it an honor that Kandy will continue to teach in our new location in the historic Iona Schoolhouse Professional complex, just three doors down from Kandy’s original location in the actual schoolhouse,” says Carfore. The center provides education, resources and complementary health services. Multiple styles of massage therapy—deep tissue work, reflexology, trigger point therapy, hot stone massage, manual lymphatic drainage and CranioSacral therapy—enhance joint and muscle function, improve circulation and body tone and relieve mental and physical fatigue, as well as reducing pain and stress. Client-centered functional medicine and acupuncture offered by Licensed Acupuncture Physician Robert Murdoch focuses on the whole person, rather than on symptoms and disease. Use is made of advanced medical/lab testing, nutritional counseling, herbal and/or homeopathic remedies and 52

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detoxification programs. Acupuncture is well-known for pain relief and building the immune system, and is effective in neurological repair. It is also recognized for its role in gastrointestinal, respiratory and reproductive health. A full spectrum sauna offers near-, mid- and farinfrared technology, proven effective and customizable to individual needs. Clinical psychotherapy with Dorothy Rodwell, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is a potential pathway to freedom from limitations, judgments, cultural pre-programming and past traumas. Rodwell specializes in Rapid Trauma Resolution. Her Gottman Method of Couples Therapy is a simple, straightforward, nuts-and-bolts approach that is goal-oriented and scientifically based. Quantum Energetics uses applied kinesiology to communicate with the body in order to determine disturbances in the energy blueprint and restore the flow of diminished or disrupted energy to an area, organ or muscle. LoveWorks Therapy is aimed at freeing the body’s limiting learned patterns and opening the way for wholeness, authenticity and joy. It embraces higher states of consciousness, honoring the innate intelligence and sacredness of being human. Partnership-in-Healing is a unique form of hands-off energy work, combined with personal intuited spiritual information shared with the client. Private and group yoga classes for all levels are focused on alignment and Iyengar yoga. chair yoga, and tai chi tuneups; Stretch & Strengthen classes are also available. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center for Health & Wellness is located at 15971 McGregor Blvd., in Ft. Myers. For more information, call 239-433-5995 or visit AHolisticApproachCenter.com or HealthAndHarmonyOnline.com. See ad, page 19.


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October is Vegetarian Awareness Month

The Zen of Slow Cooking

Savor Your Autumn Harvest in One-Pot Dishes by Judith Fertig

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utumn’s shorter days remind us how precious time is, especially when we can spend the hours with good friends and loved ones. That’s why Chicago mothers and bloggers Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay decided to try slow cooking with a Zen approach in creating family meals. With the time they save in food preparation—especially when one recipe can yield an extra lunch or dinner—they free up moments for both family interaction and their own spiritual practices. “Slow cooking with the sacred intention of slowing down creates a sense of peace and calm after a full day of work and school,” says Barnhart. Once she transitioned to this kind of meal planning and preparation on a regular basis, she realized that it allows her to be more attentive to her family’s needs while a healthy, tasty dinner basically cooks itself. With extra time for meditation and yoga in her daily life, she realizes increased clarity and focus for other interests and demands. McKay enjoys the creative challenge of making family-pleasing, whole food recipes and converting conven54

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tionally cooked recipes for use with a slow cooker. “I especially love the bounty of the autumn harvest, which includes seasonal picks from our family’s urban garden,” she says. She’s found that root vegetables, squash, pumpkin, leeks, mushrooms, leafy greens, Brussels sprouts, apples, pears and nuts all translate well to lower temperature cooking for a longer period. Whether it’s a quick preparation that allows for other activities or a more contemplative, mindful endeavor that can be relaxing in itself, the recipes on the pair’s website, TheZenOf SlowCooking.com, are highly suited for busy people.

Slow Cooking 101

Slow cookers have come a long way since they were first introduced in the 1970s. Today, they come in all shapes and sizes, with inserts, timers and a wide range of settings. Barnhart and McKay recommend the five-to-six-quart size with a removable insert as the most practical. Food cooks in the insert, which can be

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washed and dried separately, so there’s no need to put the entire slow cooker in the sink to clean up afterwards. Because the slow cooker’s low temperature is about 200° F and the heat is indirect, the appliance uses less liquid than conventional cooking. Many of Barnhart and McKay’s easier recipes simply require putting the ingredients in the slow cooker, selecting the temperature, replacing the lid and turning the appliance on. Fresh garnishes, such as the roasted pumpkin seeds or fried sage leaves for the Butternut Squash Soup, make a crisper contrast to the softer texture of slow-cooked foods, notes McKay. Dishes like Sweet and Spicy Apples can be made the day before; leftovers taste delicious for breakfast with a dollop of yogurt. Barnhart and McKay make their own Sweet & Spicy Ground Spice Blend, available on their website, with proceeds funding cooking classes for adults with developmental disabilities. Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFoodAnd Lifestyle.blogspot.com from Overland Park, KS.

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Butternut Squash Soup Yields: 6 servings Prep Time: 5-10 minutes 5-6 cups butternut squash, diced 1 /2 cup or 1 carrot, chopped 1 cup or 1 small bunch scallions or spring onions, chopped


8 whole sage leaves, fresh (or 1 Tbsp dried) 1 Tbsp rosemary, fresh (or 1/2 Tbsp dried) 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 cup organic dairy or non-dairy milk Suggested toppings: Slices of freshly toasted bread, drizzled with olive oil and cubed 1 /3 cup roasted pumpkin seeds 8 additional fresh sage leaves, fried 4 slices of lean bacon or tempeh, crispy and crumbled Place the squash, carrot, scallions, sage leaves, rosemary, chicken broth and milk into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high setting for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. Then, blend using an immersion blender until smooth and leave covered until ready to serve. Make the toppings available to sprinkle and stir.

6 oz blue cheese, crumbled, or vegan cheese 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch slices Black pepper to taste

board, halve the acorn squash and scoop out the seeds.

Put the vegetables into the slow cooker with the garlic and stir in the olive oil and oregano. Layer the mushrooms on top of the vegetable mixture, followed by a layer of onions. Next, sprinkle the blue cheese crumbles on top. Pour the broth over the vegetables and cheese mixture, and lay the sliced potatoes on top. Season the potatoes with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours.

Yields: 6 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes 1 cup or 2 medium parsnips, diced to 1/2 inch 2 cups or 3 medium carrots, diced to 1/2 inch 1 cup or 2 medium turnips, diced to 1/2 inch 6 oz Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered 1 /2 cup vegetable or chicken broth 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 /4 cup organic olive oil 1 Tbsp dried oregano 8 oz sliced Portabella mushrooms 1 large onion, sliced into half moons

Once cooked, remove from the slow cooker and sprinkle with the remaining snipped chives and toasted pine nuts. Serve with the Sriracha dressing alongside.

Sweet and Spicy Baked Apples

Millet and Miso Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sriracha Dressing Root Vegetable Gratin with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese

In a separate bowl, add the millet, garbanzo beans, raisins, garlic powder, black pepper and 2 tablespoons of the chives. Mix the lemon juice, miso and 2 /3 cup water in a cup and pour over the millet mixture. Stir well. Spoon the millet filling into the acorn squash. Cover and cook on low setting for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. Mix the ingredients for the Sriracha dressing in a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Yields: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Coconut or organic olive oil 2 acorn squash, halved and deseeded 1 cup millet or quinoa 1 /2 can garbanzo beans 1 /2 cup raisins 1 tsp garlic powder 1 /2 tsp black pepper 3 Tbsp fresh chives, snipped 1 /4 cup lemon juice 2 Tbsp white miso paste Olive oil 4 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted Dressing: 2 tsp Sriracha sauce 1 Tbsp lime juice 1 /4 cup plain or coconut milk yogurt Oil the insert of the slow cooker with coconut or olive oil. On a chopping

Coconut oil 5 medium or 4 large apples 2 tsp lemon juice 1 /4 cup soft brown, maple or date sugar 1 /2 cup walnuts 1 Tbsp Sweet & Spicy Ground Spice Blend or apple pie spice blend Ice cream topper to serve Oil the inside of the slow cooker insert with coconut oil. Halve and core the apples and sit them in the bottom of the slow cooker insert. Pour the lemon juice over the apples. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, walnuts and spice blend and press onto and into the apples. Cover and cook on low setting for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours. All recipes adapted from TheZenOf SlowCooking.com by Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay.

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calendarofevents THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 The 19th Annual International Energy Healing Conference: The Joy of Healing – Oct 1-4. Presented by Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch. Offering top speakers, interactive workshops and networking. Open to the public. 28 CEs. Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Resort, Naples. Register: 303-989-7982 or HealingBeyondBorders.org.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Morning Series – 9:30am-noon. Eight-week stressreduction course using mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and scientific research pioneered by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at U Mass. Weekly classes, materials, recording for home practice. $530. Integrative Mindfulness, The Fountains Professional Park, 3372 Woods Edge Circle, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. Preregistration required: 280-9095. IntegrativeMindfulness.net.

Tarot Part I – 2pm. Learn the meanings of the cards and how to utilize this wonderful tool. A Rider Waite deck is required. $30. Part II on 10/8. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Evening Series – 6-8:30pm. Eight-week stress-reduction course using mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and scientific research pioneered by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at U Mass. Weekly classes, materials, recording for home practice. $530. Integrative Mindfulness, The Fountains Professional Park, 3372 Woods Edge Circle, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. Preregistration required: 280-9095. IntegrativeMindfulness.net. Psychic Fair – 6-9pm. Infinite Stones, 12911 Metro Pkwy, Ft Myers. 561-1981. InfiniteStonesLLC.com. See ad, on this page. 28 Days to a New You – 7-8pm. With Kim Clayton. Thurs in Oct. Community, connection through yoga, meditation, acts of kindness, weekly meetings, a balancing diet and more. $199 includes unlimited yoga; $49 add-on for auto-pay members. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com.

England who utilizes divine healing techniques cultivated through divine knowledge from God and the spirit world to help people recover from all types of illness. $100. Center of Eternal Light, 260 Professional Pl, N Ft Myers. 599-4700. ChristopherMacklinMinistries.com. See news brief, page 14.

Community HU – 6-6:30pm. Chanting and singing a love song to God. Eckankar Center, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 155, Ft Myers. 482-4034. Spirit Sound Healing Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Johnny Freedom and Isabel Silva. Chant the names of the Hindu gods and goddesses that are truly aspects of our own divine inner selves. Evening includes crystal singing bowls, drums, gongs, flutes and call-and-response chanting. $10. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 Life Coach Universe – Oct 2-3. Life coach training and certification with David Essel. Level one. Premier Executive Center, 5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd, Ft Myers. 941-266-7676. LifeCoachUniverse. com. See ad, page 47. Private Healing Sessions – 9am-5pm. With Rev Christopher Macklin, medium and healer from

Uncorked Wine Tasting – 6-8pm. Showcasing a variety of wines, cheeses and live music. 100 percent of the proceeds benefit Lighthouse of Collier. $10/ person. Whole Foods Market, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. 552-5100. WholeFoodsMarket.com. Crystal Bowl Sound Bath – 6:30-8pm. With Sue Lovett. Allow your cells to naturally attune to the meditative, balancing and healing powers of sound vibration. Meditation can be done seated or lying down. $20. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Reiki Circle – 7pm. With Pam Bzoch. Through meditation within the circle participants will connect to the universal life force to remove blockages to healing and receive messages from guides. Everyone will give and receive. $25. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 Inaugural SWFL Wellness Summit – 8am-5pm. Presentations all day, featuring Caring for Your Family Naturally, by bestselling author Dr Scott Johnson. $55/door or $50 on Eventbrite, includes on-site lunch from Twisted Fork. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Dr, Naples. 336404-2052. SWFL.WellnessSummit@gmail.com. Discovering Your Gifts Workshop – 9am-5pm. With Rev Christopher Macklin. Learn what your healing gifts are through: past-life regression, calling on angelic beings, removing blockages and clearing soul ties, dimensional connections, identifying manipulations, increase the body’s vibration. $225. Center of Eternal Light, 260 Professional Pl, N Ft Myers. 599-4700. ChristopherMacklinMinistries. com. See news brief, page 14. Really, Really Free Market – 10am-2pm. Potluck of reusable items. No money, barter or trade; everything is free. Fleischmann Park, Naples. Facebook page: Naples Really Really Free Market. Live Blood Cell Analysis – 10am-5pm. With Brandi Stewart. Utilizing one drop of blood, see 42 anomalies of your health relating to digestive dysfunction, liver stress, toxicity, inflammation markers, yeast imbalances, lymphocytes, health of white and red blood cells and more. $50 includes DVD and takehome information. For Goodness Sake, 7211 Radio Rd, Naples. RSVP: 353-7778. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Class – 1-2:30pm. Six-week class. Learn how tapping on the body’s meridian points can help eliminate negative feelings and thought patterns. Dissolve energy

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blocks that hinder your physical or emotional recovery. $99. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Register: 433-5995 or AHA@AHolisticApproachCenter.com. Crystal and Gemstones Workshop – 2pm. Learn how to choose, cleanse and work with crystals and gemstones. Crystal grids will be demonstrated using the “flower of life” pattern also known as sacred geometry. Free. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Create Your Own Dreamcatcher – 4-5pm. Create a four-by-10-inch dreamcatcher with materials that include an array of beads to choose from. BYOB (beer/wine only) or try something from the wine bar and craft beer selection. $26 includes supplies. Vino’s Picasso, 15250 S Tamiami Tr, Ste 109, Ft Myers. RSVP: 288-6953. VinosPicasso.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 Ancient Art of Magi Manifestation Workshop – 1-3pm. With Rev Christopher Macklin, medium and healer from England who utilizes divine healing techniques cultivated through divine knowledge from God and the spirit world to help people recover from all types of illness. $30 love offering. Unity of Naples, 2000 Unity Way. 775-3009. ChristopherMacklinMinistries.com. See news brief, page 14. Mindfulness in Nature: A Sensory Photographic Experience – 6-7:30pm. With Rhonda Laurence. Engage in the circle of life with breathing and stretching exercises followed by a guided walking meditation, flowing into capturing the present moment with cameras. Bring phone/camera, small notebook, pen/pencil and bug spray. $40. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 Private Healing Sessions – Oct 5-7. With Rev Christopher Macklin, medium and healer from England who utilizes divine healing techniques cultivated through divine knowledge from God and the spirit world to help people recover from all types of illness. $100. Pet Paradise 1, 27241 Bay Landing Dr, Ste 19, Bonita Springs. 495-8880. ChristopherMacklinMinistries.com. See news brief, page 14. The Poison in Your Teeth Book Giveaway – 9:30am-5pm. Dr Mark Corke will distribute the book, The Poison in Your Teeth, by Dr Tom McGuire. Call the office for a tour or with questions on holistic care. Laser Dentistry, 1550 Matthew Dr, Ft Myers. 936-5442. FortMyersLaserDentist.com.

Complimentary Multi-Level Gentle Yoga – 5:306:30pm. With Sarah. A relaxing class designed to improve health, performance and mental activity. Space is limited. Free. Bayfront Inn, 1221 Fifth Ave S, Naples. Preregistration required: 825-0126 or GulfShoreYoga.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 Immune Lymph Booster Acupressure Protocol – 9am-5pm, with lunch break. Acupressure protocol that addresses flu and chronic fatigue. Anyone can learn. $175. Seven CEUs. Holistic Healing Arts, Naples. Alvina: 732-266-5276. Crystal Bowl Meditation – 6:30pm. With Nicole Sandhu. Enjoy the benefits of sound vibration healing. Relax and heal from the vibrations of a variety of the seven bowls which help to heal and open one’s heart, helping to align self to its higher purpose. $10. Ages 12 and up. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com. Intro to Wicca – 7pm. In this weekly progressive class, learn what Wicca is, concept of deity, altars, holidays, magick and more. Free. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Complimentary Meditation – 7-8pm. Jennifer Stevens guides students through an hour of meditation and provides an opportunity to explore new ways to begin or deepen a meditation practice in a comfortable and supportive environment. Free. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 Wild Life Art Opening and Drumming Circle – 6-9pm. Featuring the fine art works of Ed Takacs, Christine Reichow and Leigh Herndon. Live music by Alchemie, live street chalk art by Jane Portaluppi Durand, community drumming circle, community yoga class, henna tattoos, trunk jewelry show and beer and wine bar. Light snacks and drinks available. Free. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Medical Cannabis: Fear or Embrace? – 6:30pm. With Deborah J Post, ARNP. For years we have heard doomsday forecasts; it’s a gateway drug to every horrible addiction, reefer madness magnified. It’s been used in most cultures since the ice age. What is it about this plant? Food & Thought Café, 2132 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 481-5600. DebPost.com. Guided Meditation – 7pm. Let the stress of the season melt away with a guided meditation. The

group will decide which ones to use. Free. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Explore Your Past to Empower Your Present – 7-9pm. An evening of past-life regression with Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist Carolyn Beauchamp. In this exploratory workshop, participants will be taken through a hypnotic relaxation technique to explore past-life memories. Bring yoga mat and small pillow. Space is limited. $15. Naples. RSVP required: 3001633 or CarolynBeauchamp@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 Goddess Circle – 7pm. With Pam Bzoch. Explore and connect with the energy of the divine feminine. The evening includes a sacred altar dedicated to a different Goddess each month, guided meditation, discussion and sacred altar keepsake. $25. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com. The Healing Sounds of Sanskrit – 7:30-9:30pm. With Ma Bhaskarananda. $30. Love Yoga Center, 4949 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 204, Naples. 692-9747. LoveYogaCenter.com. See ad, page 61.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 Whole Foods Five Percent Day Benefit – 8am10pm. Five percent of the day’s sales will support the Turtles on the Town (TOTT) initiative, a community exhibit featuring 50 artisan-designed loggerhead sea turtle sculptures displayed throughout Collier County from Nov-Feb 2016. Representatives will be on-site between 1-4pm to answer questions and raise awareness. 9101 Strada Pl, Naples. 552-5100. TurtlesOnTheTown.com. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back Workshop – 1:30-4pm. With Liz Owen, co-author Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back. Learn gentle, safe movements to stretch tight muscles and strengthen weak ones, techniques for coping with pain flare-ups and ways to create tone and balance for your lower back. For beginners or returning students. $45 or $40 by 10/5. AHA! Health & Harmony Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Preregister: 433-5995. HealthAndHarmonyOnline.com. Reiki Level I – Oct 9-10. 4-7pm, Fri; 9am-6pm, Sat. With Reiki master’s Cici Santiago and Ali Gardella, LMT. Become a Reiki practitioner. Class includes history of Reiki, principles, hands-on practice for self and others and attunements. $165. 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 202, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 9489444. EyesWideOpenCenter.com. Evening Psychic Faire – 5-8pm. Mini-readings with experienced readers. Angelic, tarot, mediumship, psychic, Reiki, past-life and animal/pet readings, angels. $20/15 min. Goddess I AM Healing & Art Center, 600 Goodlette Rd N, Naples. RSVP: 228-6949. GoddessIAm.com. Breath of Life/Music of the Spheres – 6:30pm. Journey from the superficial daily experience to the depths of your heart and soul with Dana House and Linda. Conscious connective breathing, Reiki attunements, percussive music and the sounds of gongs and bowls. Bring pillow, blanket and mat. $25. Anahata, 1065 5th Ave N, Naples. RSVP: 2620811. QuantumHealing-SacredSound.com. Psychic Development – 7pm. With Laurie Barraco. Learn how to use your natural psychic abilities the way spirit intended. Tools of divination and how to use them will be discussed. Topic: Magic of

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Manifesting. $20. The Mystical Moon Ft Myers, 8890 Salrose Lane, Ste 107. RSVP: 939-3339. TheMysticalMoon.com.

Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back Workshop – 2-4:30pm. With Liz Owen, co-author Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back. Learn gentle, safe movements to stretch tight muscles and strengthen weak ones, techniques for coping with pain flare-ups and ways to create tone and balance for your lower back. Beginners welcome. $40. Joyful Yoga and Spa, 3405 Pelican Landing Pkwy, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 947-9845. JoyfulYoga.com.

Tarot Part I – 7pm. Learn the meanings of the cards and how to utilize this wonderful tool. A Rider Waite deck is required. $30. Part II on 10/16. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Journey through the Yoga Sutras – Oct 9-12. 7:30-9:30, Fri; 1-3pm, Sat & Sun; 7:30-9:30pm, Mon. With Ma Bhaskarananda. $100/full seminar or $30/class. Love Yoga Center, 4949 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 204, Naples. 692-9747. LoveYogaCenter. com. See ad, this page.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 Inner Spa Day for the Mind/Yoga Sound Bath – 9:15-11:15am. With Peggy Sealfon and William Ward. Schedule varies every second Saturday of the month. Monthly wellness maintenance for de-stress, emotional healing and mental clarity. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Weekend Childbirth Education – Oct 10-11. 10am-3pm, Sat; noon-4pm, Sun. Learn about stages of labor, pain coping practices, moving beyond your birth worries and more. Breastfeeding class included. The Family Birth Center of Naples, 2930 Immokalee Rd, Ste 2, Naples. 594-0400. Register: NaplesBirthCenter.com. Psychic Faire – 10am-5pm. Choose from a list of readers and healers offering many services including readings, astrology, mediumship, tarot, palm readings, Reiki, biofeedback, pet communication. $25/20 minutes. The Mystical Moon Ft Myers, 8890 Salrose Lane, Ste 107. RSVP: 939-3339. TheMysticalMoon.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 Cathy Blair. Discover and align to all of your multidimensional aspects to become who you’re meant to be. Let the loving harmonics of the crystal singing bowls expand your soul into your new light codes to radiate more light from your heart center. Bring pillow, mat and blanket. $10. Winterview Ct, 2960 Immokalee Rd, Ste 3, Naples. 398-3953. ECK Worship Service – 11am. Topic: Your Quest for the Divine. SW Florida Eckankar Center, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 155, Ft Myers. 482-4034. Mix and Mingle Marketplace – 1-6pm. Hosted by EDGE of Naples. Candles, education, facials with make-up on, jewelry, health and wellness, raffles, refreshments, entertainment and more. Gift bags first 250 guests. Crowne Plaza, Bell Tower, 13051 Bell Tower Dr, Ft Myers. 745-1638. See news brief, page 10. Tarot Class – 2-3:30pm. Learn basic/intermediate tarot skills with MaryAlice Warren and Claudia Johnson. Recommended deck: Rider Waite Tarot. $25. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com.

New Moon Celebration – 7pm. With Cathy Blair. Set an intention for the new you, envision for you, Mother Earth and all of humanity. Let the singing bowls carry your request up into the universe. Bring beach chair and blanket. $25. Salt Cave, 4962 Tamiami Tl N, Naples. 403-9170. 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Open House – 7-8pm. With Debi Grilo. Meet the teaching team and other participants, learn about curriculum specifics and talk with graduates. Transform your life and make a difference in the lives of others. Free. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 Chakras and Crystals Class – Noon-2pm. With John Cartwright. Learn which gemstones connect with each chakra. Work with the meridians and chants to bring balance. Learn manifestation techniques. Demonstrations. $25. Goddess I AM, 600 Goodlette Rd N, Naples. 228-6949. GoddessIAm.com. Mini Pet/People Energy Readings – Noon-2pm. With Jennifer Crumbliss. Receive guidance to the right path of healing for you and/or your pet. Bring a

Dowsing – 2pm. With Ross. Learn what dowsing is and how to use this method for finding objects underground, testing energy fields, spirit energies and learn the different tools used for dowsing. Free. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back Workshop – 2-4:30pm. With Liz Owen, co-author Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back. Learn gentle, safe movements to stretch tight muscles and strengthen weak ones, techniques for coping with pain flare-ups and ways to create tone and balance for your lower back. Beginners welcome. $40. Yoga Bird, 1400 Colonial Blvd, Ste 61, Ft Myers. Preregister: 936-6940. YogaBirdStudio.com. Soaring Sacred Sounds – 6:30pm. With Dana House. Evoke divine will through the empowering gongs and unconditional love through the gentle bowls and ancient aromatic blends for helping, healing, and transformation personal and planetary. Bring musical creative expression, mat, pillow, blanket. $15. Arthur Murray, 3339 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. RSVP: 571-5234. QuantumHealingSacredSound.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 Aminah Raheem’s Chakra Tai Chi – 9:3010:30am. A movement meditation, developed by Dr Raheem, designed to activate and align all parts of being through tai chi movements that relate to each chakra. Free. 2 CEUs MTs. Horizon Beach, Naples. 732-266-5276. Crystal Bowl Meditation – 10am & 1pm. With

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picture of pet (passed or living). Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Crystal Bowl Meditation – 6:30pm. With Nicole Sandhu. Enjoy the benefits of sound vibration healing. Relax and heal from the vibrations of a variety of the seven bowls which helps to heal and open one’s heart, helping to align self to its higher purpose. $10. Ages 12 and up. The Mystical Moon Ft Myers, 8890 Salrose Ln, Ste 107. RSVP: 939-3339. TheMysticalMoon.com. Breastfeeding Class – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn how to successfully breastfeed your newborn baby, use breast pumps and transition to returning to work while breastfeeding. The benefits of breastfeeding, techniques for positioning and latching-on, timing and frequency of feeds will be discussed. The Family Birth Center of Naples, 2930 Immokalee Rd, Ste 2, Naples. 594-0400. Register: NaplesBirthCenter.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 Hypnosis Clinic – 10am-2pm. With Linda Cupit, APRN, certified hypnotist. Experience a safe, natural and effective approach to unconscious mind. Change limiting beliefs and unwanted habits. Succeed by enhancing your ability to imagine and concentrate. Shortened session. $25. 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 202, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 948-9444. EyesWideOpenCenter.com. New Moon Kundalini Yoga Workshop – 6:308pm. With Jessica Hesser. Kundalini Yoga integrates all of the most powerful and potent yogic techniques into one practice to tune your nervous and glandular system and gives spiritual strength. $20. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9490749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Explore Your Past to Empower Your Present – 7-9pm. An evening of past-life regression with Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist Carolyn Beauchamp. In this exploratory workshop, participants will be taken through a hypnotic relaxation technique to explore past-life memories. Bring yoga mat and small pillow. Space is limited. $15. Naples. RSVP required: 3001633 or CarolynBeauchamp@gmail.com.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 The Poison in Your Teeth Book Giveaway – 8am5pm. Dr Mark Corke will distribute the book, The Poison in Your Teeth, by Dr Tom McGuire. Call the office for a tour or with questions on holistic care. Laser Dentistry, 1550 Matthew Dr, Ft Myers. 9365442. FortMyersLaserDentist.com. Usui Reiki Level II – 3pm. Learn long distance healing method using channeled life force energies. Symbols, visualizations, meditations and exercises are included. Attunement and certification available upon completion. Prerequisite level one. $50. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2760. Trager for Daily Life – 6:30-8pm. With Silvia Casabianca, CTP. In playful environment, learn simple, practical movements from Trager Approach and Mentastics to ease your life. Lessen joint or back pain by shifting the way you move and sensing the body. Improve balance; enhance performance. Open to bodyworkers and laypeople. Free. 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 202, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 9489444. EyesWideOpenCenter.com. Channeling/Healing Salon – 6:30-8:30pm. An evening of powerful channeled healing, love and light with master healer Kenton David Bell. Donation. N Ft Myers. Register/directions: 997-1623. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society FUNdraiser – 6:30-9pm. Enjoy a guided paint session while supporting a good cause. Choose from an awesome male or female sugar skull. BYOB (beer/wine only) or choose from the wine bar/craft beer selection. $46 includes supplies. Vino’s Picasso, 15250 S Tamiami Tr, Ste 109, Ft Myers. RSVP: 288-6953. VinosPicasso.com. Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Reiki master Pam Bzoch, owner of Saith Seren. The group will focus on opening and clearing one of the chakras. Receive healing energy for self or send to a loved one. $20. ShangriLa Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 Chakra Energy Balancing Group Class – 8:30am. With Terry Flynn. Learn how to open and balance the energy centers of your body. $18 includes green tea and organic fruit. Attendees will receive a complimentary $50 gift certificate towards a private energy healing session. Purely You Spa, 3066 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 302, Naples. Preregister: 331-8266. PurelyYouSpa.com. Yoga on the Lawn – 9am. Instruction provided by Joyful Yoga. Bring yoga mat and water bottle. Donation of books for preschoolers will be taken on behalf of the Bonita Literacy Council. Free. Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, 5001 Coconut Rd, Bonita Springs. 390-4360. See ad, page 53. Emotional Intelligence: Navigate Life’s Transitions – 9am-noon, workshop; noon-12:30pm, organic lunch with Claudia Monte (optional). Retreat from the world to a healing space and learn about the role emotions play in your wellness spectrum. Learn how to sustain positive relationships and avoid energy drains. $60; $14/lunch. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Seva Stress Release Acupressure Protocol – 9amnoon, self help; 9am-noon and 1-4pm, for others. Learn an acupressure protocol for self-care for general relaxation and well being or extreme shock and


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stress. Includes Chakra Tai Chi. 3 CEUs. $60. Learn acupoints to help self and others. NCBTMB and FL 6 CEUs. $120. Naples. Preregister: 732-266-5276. HolisticHealingArts.info. Thyroid Seminar – 10:30am. With Dr Robert Gilliland, DC. Fatigue, unexpected weight gain, thinning hair, always feeling cold, anxiety, night sweats, morning headaches, brittle nails, brain fog? Discover natural solutions to correct your thyroid problems, specific foods to avoid and why you feel lousy taking thyroid hormones and more. 27499 Riverview Ctr Blvd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 4443106. See ad, page 20. Psychic Faire – 11am-4pm. Mini-readings with experienced readers. Angelic, tarot, mediumship, psychic, Reiki, past-life and animal/pet readings, angels. $20/15 min. Goddess I AM, 600 Goodlette Rd N, Naples. RSVP: 228-6949. GoddessIAm.com. Psychic Fair – 11am-4pm. Get a spiritual “tune-up” with gifted readers and healers. Psychic readings, mediums, healers, tarot readings, jewelry, books, candles, sage, crystals, incense, angels. $25/25 minutes. Center of Eternal Light, 260 Professional Pl, N Ft Myers. 599-4700. CenterOfEternalLight.com. Mastery of Teaching Therapeutic Yoga – Noon5pm. With Laurie Orlando and Jennifer Gray. Learn how to appropriately and safely modify yoga postures for injury, pain or disease. Open to 200-hour teacher training graduates and students wanting to deepen their practice. $175. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com. Pendulum Workshop – 2pm. Learn how to choose, cleanse and program your pendulum. Also learn how to use your pendulum for divination, to find lost objects, dowse and test energy fields and chakras. Free, includes charts. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769.

Mama Africa Celebration Fundraiser – 6:308:30pm. Featuring a community drum and dance circle and post-event potluck party with donations encouraged to support the center and its scholarship program for fall classes. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 & 3, Naples. 272-6152. HouseOfGaia.org. 25th Year Anniversary Party – 2-6pm. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Health & Harmony, the oldest yoga studio in Lee County. Refreshments will be served. 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995 or AHA@AHolisticApproachCenter.com. See ad, page 19.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 The 26th Annual ‘Ding’ Darling Days – Oct 18-24. Family, art, eco-innovation, Calusa culture, trails, pollinators and beach and water in honor of National Wildlife Refuge Week. Free activities include: narrated refuge tram tours, live wildlife presentations, kids nature crafts, a touch tank, butterfly house and archery lessons. Sanibel Island. Schedule: 472-1100 or DingDarlingDays.com. See news brief, page 10. Ra-African Dance and Drum Workshop – 3-6pm. Learn about Africa in this intense energy workshop. All levels. $35. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 & 3, Naples. 272-6152. HouseOfGaia.org. Mindfulness in Nature: A Sensory Photographic Experience – 6-7:30pm. With Rhonda Laurence. Engage in the circle of life with breathing and

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 12 Ways to Correct Your Posture – 5:30pm, welcome/refreshments; 6-7pm, lecture. Presented by Dr Vivian Ebert in recognition of National Chiropractic Health month. Look and feel younger now. Seating is limited. LivingWell Chiropractic, Brooks Towne Center, 10020 Coconut Rd, Ste 134, Estero. RSVP: 498-2225. 10 Essentials to Save Your Sight Seminar – 6pm. With Dr Edward Kondrot, MD, best-selling author and alternative medicine doctor. Learn the keys to healthy, clear vision for yourself or loved ones. Free with bonuses for registrants. 2666 Swamp Cabbage Ct, Ft Myers. RSVP: 800-430-9328. See ad, page 29. Crystal Bowl Meditation – 6:30pm. With Nicole Sandhu. Enjoy the benefits of sound vibration healing. Relax and heal from the vibrations of a variety of the seven bowls which helps to heal and open one’s heart, helping to align self to its higher purpose. $10. Ages 12 and up. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 Open House – 3-7pm. Demonstrations for skintightening Exilis Elite ultrasound facial and muscle building and skin tightening microcurrent lunchtime facelift. Space is limited. Free. 1201 Piper Blvd, Ste 20, Naples. RSVP: 596-5522. TrimAndToneSpa.com. Creating a Healthier You – 6-7pm. With Jennifer Gray and Laurie Orlando. Learn how personalized coaching can help attendees identify and achieve healthy lifestyle goals. Free. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com. Good Foods That Do Bad Things – 6:30pm. With Dr Gary Gendron, of Nutrition Specialists of Florida. Learn about silent killers. Refreshments will be served. Free. Whole Foods Market, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. RSVP: 947-1177. DoctorGendron.com. See ad, page 2. Usui Reiki Level II – 7pm. Learn long-distance healing method using channeled life force energies. Symbols, visualizations, meditations and exercises are included. Attunement and certification available upon completion. Prerequisite level one. $50. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2760. Nutrition Class – 7-8:30pm. Nutrition for pregnancy, lactation, postpartum and family. Pregnant moms receive a free gift. Free. The Family Birth Center of Naples, 2930 Immokalee Rd, Ste 2, Naples. 5940400. Register: NaplesBirthCenter.com. Explore Your Past to Empower Your Present – 7-9pm. An evening of past-life regression with Certi-

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fied Clinical Hypnotherapist Carolyn Beauchamp. In this exploratory workshop, participants will be taken through a hypnotic relaxation technique to explore past-life memories. Bring yoga mat and small pillow. Space is limited. $15. Naples. RSVP required: 3001633 or CarolynBeauchamp@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 Candle Magick – 2pm. Learn how to anoint and infuse candles with energy for healing, blessing, prosperity and more. Make your own personal candle. $30 includes supplies. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2760. Bat Kayak Tour – 5-8pm. Visit a lovely creek in the wilderness; part of an estuary system with many plants and animals. At dusk see the bats come out of their hiding places. Learn about these very interesting, ancient and important creatures from a certified Florida master naturalist guide. $40. GAEA Guides, North Ft Myers. RSVP: 694-5513. GAEAGuides.com. Channeling/Healing Salon – 6:30-8:30pm. An evening of powerful channeled healing, love and light with master healer Kenton David Bell. Donation. N Ft Myers. Register/directions: 997-1623.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 Shamanic Practices for Death, Dying and the Afterlife – Oct 23-25. A comprehensive overview of shamanic death rites and classic psychopomp work as practiced by the ancient shamanic traditions. For those that wish to learn for themselves and for those helping others in a terminal situation or that have already passed on. $350. Naples. Register/info; Grace Barr: 293-7711 or AmazinGraceB@gmail. com. See news brief, page 17. Kundalini Yoga Class – 5:30pm. With Pamela Raymond. Regarded as “yoga of awareness”, this style combines a dynamic blend of physical exercises, breathing techniques, stretching, mudra, mantra, meditation and relaxation. $18; attendees receive a $50 gift certificate (ask for details). Purely You Spa, 3066 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 302, Naples. Register: 3318266. PurelyYouSpa.com. See news brief, page 15. Movement and Breath for Labor Workshop – 6-7:30pm. With Cheryl Bernardi, LMT, birth doula. Experience hands-on practical labor run-through. Practice movement, breathing, self-hypnosis techniques for pain management. Effective advice for pushing phase. $25/prepay or $30/door. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Naples. Preregister: 248-7931 or LifeBehold@gmail.com. LifeBehold.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 The Guru Within – Oct 24-25. A weekend of learning to access healing, wisdom, and guidance from within with master healer Kenton David Bell. $300. N Ft Myers. Info: 997-1623. KentonBell.Guru. Reiki Clinic – 9am-noon. Unique opportunity to receive a private, 45-minute Reiki session by a volunteer practitioner at an affordable rate (value $75). Reduce stress, boost your stamina, recover peace and balance and alleviate pain. $11 fee offsets center’s costs. 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 202, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 948-9444. EyesWideOpenCenter.com. Meditation Metamorphosis – 9:30-10:30am. Every fourth Saturday. With William Ward. Learn to quiet the chatter of the mind and access the peaceful internal calm through practice and discussion. $15/ drop-in or $50/four classes; clients: $12/drop-in or $40/four classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 3259210. MonarchTherapy.com. Aligning Personality with Inner Being – 10am4pm. With Dona Matera. Inner alignment brings many benefits. Examine inner and outer, conscious and subconscious and claim your own best intentions. $100 plus $14/organic lunch. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Psychic Faire – 10am-5pm. Choose from a list of readers and healers offering many services including: readings, astrology, mediumship, tarot, palm readings, Reiki, biofeedback, pet communication. $25/20 minutes. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655.TheMysticalMoon.com. Crystal Grids – 2pm. Learn how to lay out stones on a crystal grid in your space to enhance and bring in what you choose. Used for protection, prosperity, healing, stress relief, connecting to spirit energies and more. Based on the “flower of life” known as sacred geometry. Free. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Trigger Point Therapy with Tennis Balls – 2-4pm. Learn a technique to relieve neck and shoulder tension, back pain, tight hamstrings and calves, tension headaches, muscle aches and pains. Increase your flexibility for yoga and sports activities. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995 or AHA@AHolistic ApproachCenter.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 Tarot Class – 2-3:30pm. Learn basic/intermediate

tarot skills with MaryAlice Warren and Claudia Johnson. Recommended deck: Rider Waite Tarot. $25. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com. Kundalini Workshop: Be You, Vibrating Your Core Essence – 2-4pm. Set aside the role play and experience yourself in your truth and essence. Explore your deepest self (sat nam) through asana, breath, mantra and meditation. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Full Moon/Sunset/Bird Rookery Kayak Tour – 4:30-7:30pm. With GAEA guides. Paddle on the Caloosahatchee River and on wild creeks with thousands of birds preparing to roost for the night. Watch the sunset and moonrise. $40 includes equipment and a Florida master naturalist guide. Caloosahatchee River near Ft Myers. RSVP: 694-5513. GAEAGuides.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 Full Moon Sacred Sounds: Honoring the Temple – 6:30pm. With Dana House. Experience the energy of vibrational awakening, cosmic connection. Sacred sounds of the empowering gongs and bowls accelerate energetic healing, spiritual awakenings and immersion into blissful remembrances of unity with all creation. $15. Anahata, 5th Ave N, Naples. RSVP: 262-0811. QuantumHealing-SacredSound.com. Complimentary Laughter Club – 6:30-7:30pm. With Jill Emmerich, certified Laughter Yoga leader, in partnership with Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Fourth Monday of every month. Free. Monarch Therapy, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Full Moon Meditation – 7-8pm. Refresh your life and improve your sense of well-being with a guided meditation to the sounds and vibrations of Tibetan and crystal bowls with Marc Wagner. $25 or $20 by 10/26. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 Full Moon Celebration – 5pm. With Cathy Blair. Honor the moon, Mother Earth and the divine creator. Heal the waters of the planet. Bring beach chair or towel. Love offering going to wildlife rescue. Horizon Way public beach on Gulf Shore Blvd N off Park Shore Dr, Naples. 398-3953. Crystal Bowl Meditation – 6:30pm. With Nicole Sandhu. Enjoy the benefits of sound vibration heal-

Psychic Development – 7pm. With Laurie Barraco. Learn how to use your natural psychic abilities the way spirit intended. Various tools of divination and how to use them will be discussed. Topic: Meditation 101. $20. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com. Reiki Healing Circle – 7pm. Let the power of Reiki help promote healing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Free. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Connect to the Healer Within –7-9pm. With Dan Gorny. Firefly Within hosts an evening of learning, conversation and sharing of Reiki energy to awaken and connect to the healer within. $11 donation. Healing Quantum Light Center, 4810 Hickory Wood Dr, Naples. 980-3257. FireflyWithin.com.

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ing. Relax and heal from the vibrations of a variety of the seven bowls which helps to heal and open one’s heart, helping to align self to its higher purpose. $10. Ages 12 and up. The Mystical Moon Ft Myers, 8890 Salrose Ln, Ste 107. RSVP: 939-3339. TheMysticalMoon.com. Ecstatic Kirtan – 7:15-8:45pm. With Missy Balsam. An evening of connection, community building and heart-opening singing. No experience necessary. $15 love offering. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 & 3, Naples. 272-6152. HouseOfGaia.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 Scare Fair Open House – 5-8pm. Get an early start on Halloween while learning about educational options at Keiser University. Hosted by university faculty, staff and students, attendees of all ages don costumes and explore study opportunities and enjoy music, games, prizes and refreshments. 9100 Forum Corporate Pkwy, Ft Myers. 888-844-8404. KUOpenHouse.com. See news brief, page 15. Crystal Bowl Meditation – 7pm. With Cathy Blair. Experience the healing sounds of the crystal singing bowls amplified within the healing frequencies of the Himalayan salt filled cave. Create balance and harmony through all your subtle bodies and move into a state of grace and peace. Bring beach chair and blanket. $25. Salt Cave, 4962 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 403-9170. Tea Leaf Reading: The Art of Tasseography – 7pm. Learn how to read the tea leaves for self and others. Receive a tea leaf reading during class. A tea party with extras. $30 includes materials. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Explore Your Past to Empower Your Present – 7-9pm. An evening of past-life regression with Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist Carolyn Beauchamp. In this exploratory workshop, participants will be taken through a hypnotic relaxation technique to explore past-life memories. Bring yoga mat and small pillow. Space is limited. $15. Naples. RSVP required: 3001633 or CarolynBeauchamp@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 Movement and Relaxation – 9-10am. With Peggy Sealfon. Energizing and revitalizing; yoga, qigong and integrative relaxation (yoga nidra). $15/dropin, $50/four classes; clients: $12/drop-in, $40/ four classes. Monarch Therapy, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Reversing Cataracts Using Natural Methods – 10am. With Dr Edward Kondrot, MD, best-selling author and alternative medicine doctor. Learn innovative, natural methods to help reverse cataracts safely and effectively for yourself or loved ones. Free with bonuses for registrants. 2666 Swamp Cabbage Ct, Ft Myers. RSVP: 800-430-9328. See ad, page 29. Herb and Oil Magick – 2pm. Learn the properties of several herbs and the oils extracted to produce a number of enhancements to your magical workings. Create your own personal blend for whatever purpose deemed appropriate. Not for beginners. $30 includes materials. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Breast Memories Opening Reception – 5:30-

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7:30pm. Vino’s Picasso partners with the Cancer Alliance of Naples for Breast Memories, an art installation of breast impressions turned into art, dedicated to those who had, now have or have died from breast cancer. Create your masterpiece by 10/25 at Vino’s Picasso to submit by 10/29. $25/submission; $10/opening reception. Clive Daniel Home, 2777 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 288-6953. BreastMemories@ gmail.com. CancerAllianceOfNaples.com/donate. See news brief, page 11. Can’t Sleep? Let’s Talk About It – 6pm. With Dr Pamela Hughes, DO. Refreshments provided. Hughes Center for Functional Medicine, 800 Goodlette Rd, Ste 270, Naples. 649-7400. RSVP: HughesCenterNaples.com. See ad, page 79. Transformational Breath Sound Bath – 6:30-8pm. Release suppressions, repressions and old patterns permanently at a cellular level. Connect with your true self through breathwork in conjunction with soul vibrations of crystal and Tibetan bowls. $25/ drop-in; $20/clients. Monarch Therapy, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Halloween Blacklight Yoga – 7:30-8:30pm. With Andrea Sanchez. A “thriller” of a class. Glow together in a fun and funky heated power vinyasa class. $20; regular class packages apply. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com. Séance – 8pm. Séance on the night when the veil is the thinnest between the living and those no longer in bodies. This serious séance will call in positive loved ones who have crossed over. No late entry. $40. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 “Run Wild” Halloween 5K Race – 7:30-9am. Run through the new tropical greenway overlooking the Gordon River and lush mangroves below. Children can participate and are encouraged to wear a costume. Costume competition after the race. Proceeds benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Naples Zoo. $30/ preregistered, $35/race-day. Gordon River Greenway Park, 1590 Goodlette Rd, Naples. Preregister: Conservancy.org/Run-Wild. See news brief, page 14. Reflexology: Stress Release from the Whole Body Through the Hands and Feet – 9am-3pm; lunch break. $120. 6 CEUs. Holistic Healing Arts, Naples. Alvina: 732-266-5276. Process Acupressure I: Gateway to Soul – Oct 31-Nov 3. 9am-5pm. A four-day class through Soul Lightening International. Traditional acupressure combined with psychological processing. Learn a simple, but powerful acupressure method to balance body energy. $795. NCBTMB and FL 24 CEUs. Naples. Alvina: 732-266-5276. SoulLightening.com. Psychic Faire – 10am-4pm. Choose from an assortment of well-established and gifted psychics and healers. Tarot readers, soul chart progression, astrology, oracle card reader, energy matrix healer, rune caster, medium, chakra cleansing and alignment and shamanic journeys. $25/25 minutes. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. 939-2769. Spooktacular Psychic Saturday – 11am-5pm. Kick off all Hallow’s Eve with psychic readings, costume contest, raffles, food, drinks and more. $25/20 min-


utes. Space is limited. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com.

Way. 828-414-4765. JillMJackson.com. See ad on page 62 and news brief on page 17.

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plan ahead TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Private Psychic Readings – Nov 3, 5, 10 & 12. 1-5pm. With Jill M Jackson, winner of the prestigious Psychic of the Year Award for 2015 and international psychic medium with a television show under her contract. Altered Elements, 5630 Yahl St, Ste 1, Naples. Preregister: 828-414-4765. JillMJackson.com. See ad on page 62 and news brief on page 17. Introduction to Alignment Yoga – 5:30-6:45pm. A five-week beginner’s course with Brittany Speakman. Learn the correct body alignment and props for basic poses and breathing techniques to relax the mind and body. Cultivate a successful home practice. $75 includes yoga block and course material. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995 or AHA@AHolisticApproachCenter.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 American Heart Association National Healthy Eating Day – An opportunity for individuals, organizations and companies to eat healthy, get active and kick off a healthy lifestyle throughout Lee and Collier counties. Healthy Eating Toolkit available at Tinyurl.com/HealthyEatingToolkit. Info: 495-4900 or Heart.org. See news brief, page 16. Kirtan – 7:30pm. With Prema Hara. $20/in advance, $30/at the door. Love Yoga Center, 4949 Tamiami

Tr N, Ste 204, Naples. 692-9747. LoveYogaCenter. com. See ad, page 61.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Chocolate Extravaganza – 5:30-7:30pm. A fundraiser featuring an abundance of decadent sweets donated by area restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers and caterers. Includes hot and cold hearty hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks and auctions. Proceeds benefit Project HELP. $85 by 10/15; $95 thereafter. Design Studio by Raymond, 990 1st Ave N, downtown Naples. Tickets: 649-1404 or ProjectHelpNaples.org. See news brief, page 11.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 ThetaHealing Basic DNA Class – Nov 6-8. 10am5pm. With Diana Palm. Learn intuitive body scans, readings, heal past and current life issues and work with the spirit world. Masters welcome. $500. Center of Eternal Light, 260 Professional Pl, N Ft Myers. 599-4700. ConnectWithTheLight.com. See news brief, page 16. Gallery Mediumship Demonstration – 7-9pm. With Jill M Jackson, winner of the prestigious Psychic of the Year Award for 2015 and international Psychic Medium with a television show under her contract. $33/ticket. Unity of Naples, 2000 Unity

Life Coach Certification Level I – Nov 7-8. Life coach training and certification with David Essel. Participate in person or via teleconference from anywhere. 5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd, Ft Myers. Preregister: LifeCoachUniverse.com. See ad, page 47. Psychic Development Class: Level I – 9am-6pm. With Jill M Jackson, 2015 Psychic of the Year. $222. Altered Elements, 5630 Yahl St, Ste 1, Naples. Preregister: 828-414-4765. JillMJackson.com. See ad on page 62 and news brief on page 17.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Psychic Development Class: Level II – 9am-6pm. With Jill M Jackson, 2015 Psychic of the Year. $222. Altered Elements, 5630 Yahl St, Ste 1, Naples. Preregister: 828-414-4765. JillMJackson.com. See ad on page 62 and news brief on page 17. Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing – 2-4:30pm. Experience yoga poses designed to relax your nervous system while listening to the healing sound vibrations of Robert Austin’s Tibetan and crystal bowls. $40/ prepay; $45/door. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995 or AHA@AHolisticApproachCenter.com.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 The Transfiguration of Our World: How a Light Alliance is Transforming Darkness and Creating a New Earth – 7pm. An introductory talk based on the latest information from spiritual sources about

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energies affecting earth and how to respond, with authors Gordon Davidson and Corinne McLaughlin. Free. Unity of Naples, 2000 Unity Way. 777-2983. Info: WorldTransfiguration.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training – Six-weekend intensive. Mix-and-match the modules based on your needs. Student-centered learning, comprehensive curriculum and world-class faculty. greenmonkey, 6200 Trail Blvd N, Naples. Register: 598-1938. greenmonkey.com. See ad, back cover. Accelerating Your Spiritual Evolution – 9:30am4:30pm. A two-day training in Co-creating an Integrated Self and Transfigured World with Gordon Davidson and Corinne McLaughlin. The first in a series of ongoing trainings to accelerate your spiritual growth creating healthy relationships with people, time, money and the world. Part two 11/15. $225/both days. Bonita Shores Club, 315 West Ave. 777-2983. Register: WorldTransfiguration.com. Gallery Mediumship Demonstration – 7-9pm. With Jill M Jackson, winner of the prestigious Psychic of the Year Award for 2015 and international psychic medium with a television show under her contract. $33/ticket. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 828-414-4765. JillMJackson.com. See ad on page 62 and news brief on page 17.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Transfiguration of Our World II: Latest Developments in the Unfolding Plan – 9:30am-4:30pm. With Gordon Davidson and Corinne McLaughlin. Presen-

tations and meditations to explore accelerating your spiritual process, integrating your subconscious, conscious and superconscious and giving latest updates on Light Alliance activities worldwide. $95. Bonita Shores Club, 315 West Ave. 777-2983. Register: WorldTransfiguration.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Accelerating Your Spiritual Evolution – 9:30am4:30pm. Training in Co-creating an Integrated Self and Transfigured World with Gordon Davidson and Corinne McLaughlin. Part two in a series of ongoing trainings to accelerate your spiritual growth creating healthy relationships with people, time, money and the world. $125 or $225/both days, see 11/13 listing. Bonita Shores Club, 315 West Ave. 777-2983. Register: WorldTransfiguration.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Healing Sound Concert – 7-9pm. With more than 50 Tibetan and crystal bowls, Robert Austin opens the door to healing for all levels of consciousness. Experience the healing vibrations of sounds soothing to your ears and soul. $20. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995 or AHA@AHolisticApproachCenter.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 Bryan Kest Master Class – 12:30-3:30pm. Cohosted by greenmonkey and Naples Yoga Center. Join Bryan Kest, an internationally recognized yoga teacher known as the creator of Power Yoga and the “yoga teacher to the stars” in a heated three-hour, all-levels master class that includes 45 minutes of

discussion followed by a vinyasa class. $95 or $75 by 10/1. 6200 Trail Blvd N, Naples. 598-1938. greenmonkey.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Mystic Faire – 10am-6pm. Many psychics and healers to choose from. Lots of new vendors and a great food court. Door prizes all day long, with raffle proceeds going to local charities. Bring canned goods for local food banks. $5 cover at the door. 12 and under free. Etudes Dance Studio, 3285 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples. 949-3387. OneWorldOneLight. org. See ad, page 69. Grateful Jam Holiday Party: Crazy Fingers Band – 7-11:30pm. Southwest Florida’s premier Grateful Dead tribute band. $35/reserved seats. Opera Naples, 2408 Linwood Ave, Naples. PromoterMan1@gmail.com. Facebook page: Grateful Jam Holiday Party. Tickets: GratefulJamHolidayParty. EventBrite.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2 Yoga Teacher Training 2016 – With Suzy Goldberg, E-RYT. This course is designed for those passionate about practicing yoga. The curriculum provides the tools to deepen your personal practice and the tools to share your yoga experience as a teacher. $3,000. Ruby & Pearl’s, 6420 Plantation Park Ct, Ste 104, Ft Myers. Register: 768-1021. RubyPearlYoga@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training 2016 – Jan 8-May 29. 6-9pm, Fri; 10am-6pm, Sat & Sun. Meets every other weekend. This comprehensive training covers: yoga philosophy, alignment, chakras, anatomy and physiology, chanting, Sanskrit, assists and much more. $3500; payment plans available. Love Yoga Center, 4949 Tamiami Trl N, Ste 204, Naples. 692-9747. LoveYogaCenter@aol.com. See ad, page 61.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Holistic Holiday at Sea 2016 – Feb 27-Mar 5. Experience seven nights on the MSC Divina, one of the mot ecologically-friendly and elegant cruise liners on the seas. Bask in gracious Italian hospitality and service all while enjoying inspiring lectures and vegan natural foods. Departs from Miami, FL. 877-844-7977. HolisticHolidayAtSea.com. See ad, page 43.

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daily Al-Anon Family Groups – Support for families and friends troubled by someone else’s drinking. Naples. 263-5907 or 888-425-2666 for 24/7 info. Schedule at SouthFloridaAl-Anon.org. Guided Tour and Organic Lunch – Mon-Fri. 10am-3pm, gift shop open. 11am & 2pm, guided tour, $15; 11:30am-2:30pm, organic lunch: vegan, vegetarian and protein offerings. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Yoga in Nature – Tue-Sun. Multi-level yoga classes mornings and evenings. $10/drop-in (cash/check). Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-5455. Schedule: Happehatchee.org.

sunday Celebration Church Services – 9:30-10:30am. A church that meets outdoors, welcomes everyone and has a huge heart. Cambier Park, 580 8th St S, Naples. 649-1588. Church of Spiritual Light – 9:45-11am. Sunday service. Spiritual connection, meditation, ritual, prayer and song. 1939 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 1, Ft Myers. 560-6314. ChurchOfSpiritualLight.org.

Cycling Class for Parkinson’s – 12:30-2pm. Find support from other people with Parkinson’s, feel better and reduce your symptoms. Physician referral required. Free. Bonita Springs YMCA, 27200 Kent Rd. Marla Ramsey: 221-7560. Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families – 3:30-5pm. Do you judge yourself harshly and have low self-esteem? YANA Foundation Building, 1185 Lake McGregor Dr, Ft Myers. Jane: 728-7106. FloridaState.ACAInterGroup.org. Introductory Buddhist Teach-Ins and Meditation Practice – 4:45pm. Last Sun each month. Green Monkey, 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. FloridaMindfulness.org. Buddhist Teach-Ins and Meditation Practice – 6:30pm. With dharma teacher Fred Epsteiner, in the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh. greenmonkey, 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. FloridaMindfulness.org.

noon. With Renee Newell. Through gentle yoga and stretching, learn to move with awareness and less effort, to be more and do less. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Intuitive Consultations and Energy Healing – 11am-4pm. With Patrick Giordano. Psychic readings, mediumship, Reiki healing and sound therapy. The Mystical Moon, 8951 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255, Bonita Springs. 301-0655. Alicethenics – 11:30am-12:30pm. With Alice Saland, MA. Exercises to increase freedom of movement after breast surgery. $15/drop-in or $120/10

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 6:30pm. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Cape Christian Fellowship, 2110 Chiquita Blvd, Cape Coral. 338-5948. Drum and Dance Circle – 6-9pm. Drummers, dancers, jugglers, everyone welcome. BYO chair and instrument. Under the pavilion by the water in Centennial Park, Ft Myers. Info: Facebook page: Fort Myers Drum Circle. 935-5551.

monday Mindful Movement Qigong Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. With Francis Reilly. Qigong, yoga, breath aware-

Unity of Bonita Springs Sunday Service – 10am. With Rev Phil Schlaefer, music by Jerry Stawski. Inspiring lesson, music and meditation. 28285 Imperial Pkwy. 947-3100. Unity of Ft Myers – 10am. With Rev Jim Rosemergy, minister. Susie Hulcher, music. Youth ministry. Open to all. 11120 Ranchette Rd. 278-1511. UnityOfFortMyers.org. Unity of Naples – 10am. Service and Sunday school conducted in open, accepting and empowering environment. Children deepen their relationship with God. Nursery care provided. Naples. 775-3009. NaplesUnity.org. Rivers and Creek Kayak Tour – 10am-2pm. Mangrove forest and nesting birds. Includes equipment and FL master naturalist guide. GAEA guides. Ft Myers. 694-5513. Center for Spiritual Living, Cape Coral – 10:30am service. Celebration, connection, community and more. 406 SE 24th Ave, Cape Coral. 574-6463. CSLCapeCoral.com. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples – 10:30am. Service, youth classes and childcare. Celebrate freedom, reason and compassion. All welcome. 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples. 455-6553. uunaples@earthlink.net. uunaples.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft Myers Sunday Service – 10:30-11:30am. All welcome. 13411 Shire Ln, Ft Myers. 561-2700. uucfm.org. Gentle Yoga for Discovering a Path to Peace – 10:30-

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ness and guided relaxation. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Yoga for Anxiety – 10:30-11:30am. With Michelle Falco. Gentle class for all levels. Calm your body with yoga while learning specific self-talk skills. $15/drop-in or $50/four classes; clients: $12/dropin or $40/four classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Women’s Empowerment Workshop – 2:30-4pm. 2nd & 4th Mon. With Annie Addington. Connect with your own inner power, release the feeling of victimization and tap into your creative energies. $30/drop-in or $110/four classes; clients: $27/dropin or $100/four classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Cooperative Caterpillar Kids Club – 5-6pm. With Jill Emmerich. Build social and communication skills. Practice getting along better with others, sharing, taking turns, following directions, healthy expression of emotions. Ages 4 and up. $20/dropin or $60/four classes; clients: $15/drop-in or $55/ four classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Restorative Yoga – 5:30pm. Learn yoga poses designed to relax your nervous system, reduce stress and relieve fatigue in this candlelight class. $17. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995 or AHA@AHolisticApproachCenter.com. Qigong for Everyone – 5:30-6:30pm. With Dona Matera. Standing, or sitting if needed, with slow movements to harmonize physical health. $15/ drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) – 6pm. 12step meeting. Lamb of God Church, 19691 Cypress View Dr, Ft Myers. Rob: 948-9162. Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families (ACA) – 6-7:30pm. 12-step meeting. Unity Church of Naples, choir room, 2000 Unity Way, Naples. Lissa: 908-752-0068. FloridaState. ACAIntergroup.org.

Clay Handbuilding and Raku Techniques – 6-9pm. Five-week class with Richard W Rosen. $195 plus materials ($30). Rosen Gallery & Studios, Naples Art District, 2172 J&C Blvd, Naples. RSVP: 821-1061. rictra@earthlink.net.

class on a variety of topics providing insight for personal and career growth through the power of transforming the subconscious mind via hypnosis. Classes are live, with a chance to be interactive and ask questions. tfioh.com.

David Essel Alive – 6-9pm EST. Get inspired. Join the national radio show with guests like Deepak Chopra. Tune in at DavidEssel.com.

Compassionate Friends: Collier County Group – 7:30pm. Second Mon. For bereaved parents. YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd, Naples. 690-7801. swflcf@live.com.

Creative Expressions – 6:30-8pm. 2nd & 5th Mon. With Jill Emmerich. Explore creative approaches for self-awareness and healing. Embrace your inner child and connect with joy in the present moment. $20/drop-in or $60/four classes; clients: $15/dropin or $55/four classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Women’s Empowerment Workshop – 6:30-8pm. 1st & 3rd Mon. With Annie Addington. Connect with your own inner power, release the feeling of victimization and tap into your creative energies. $30/drop-in or $110/four classes; clients: $27/dropin or $100/four classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. A Course in Miracles – 7pm. Love offering. Unity of Naples Church, Fireplace Room, 2000 Unity Way. 775-3009. NaplesUnity.org. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 7pm. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Community Congregational Church, 15300 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. Nancy: 352-0527. Reiki Healing – 7pm. 1st & 3rd Mon. Love offering. Unity of Naples Church, Fellowship Hall, 2000 Unity Way, Naples. 775-3009. NaplesUnity.org. Candlelight Yoga Flow – 7-8pm. With Dina Radcliffe. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Integrative Mindfulness, The Fountains Professional Park, 3372 Woods Edge Circle, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. 280-9095. IntegrativeMindfulness.net. Gurdjieff/Ouspensky Study Group – 7-8pm. An exploration of the teachings of GI Gurdjieff, with readings and discussion. Introductory sessions meet in Bonita Springs. Info: 565-1410. TheGurdjieffSocietyOfFlorida.org. Conscious Community Class – 7-9pm. Online

Crystal Bowls Meditation Class – 7:30pm. With William Ward. A guided meditation with healing energies of the crystal and Tibetan bowls. Center of Eternal Light, 260 Professional Pl, N Ft Myers. 599-4700. CenterOfEternalLight.com. Nar-Anon Family Groups – 7:30pm. Providing support and hope to those who are in despair because of a relative or friend’s addiction. First Baptist Church, 4117 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral. 940-2615.

tuesday Yoga – 8:30am. With Julie Christenbury. Beginners to intermediate. All ages. Strengthen/lengthen your muscles while calming, soothing your mind. $15. Eyes Wide Open Center, 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 204, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 948-9444. EyesWideOpenC.com. Hatha Yoga Level I/II – 9-10:15am. With Meredith Musick. BKS Yoga Studio, 2900 Tamiami Trl N, Naples. 213-9276. BKSYogaStudio.com. Kundalini Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. With Jessica Hesser. Asana-based kriyas, pranayama and meditations. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9490749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Women’s Overeaters Anonymous Step Writing Meeting – 10am. Free. 9470 Corkscrew Palms Circle, Ste 104, Estero. Sandy: 973-809-5338 or Helen: 247-0385. Estuary Kayak Tour in Estero Bay – 10am-1pm. Birds, dolphins, manatees and more. $40. Includes equipment and FL master naturalist guide. GAEA guides, Bonita Bch. 694-5513. Nia – 11am-noon. With Valeria Hill. Combines marital arts, dance and healing arts. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Intuitive Consultations and Energy Healing – 11am-6pm. With Patrick Giordano. Psychic readings, mediumship, Reiki healing and sound therapy. The Mystical Moon, 8951 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255, Bonita Springs. 301-0655. Alicethenics – 11:30am-12:30pm. With Alice Saland, MA. Exercises to increase freedom of movement after breast surgery. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Caregiver Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired – 12:30pm. Facilitated by Rick Hart. Learn the importance of taking good care of yourself, healthy ways to manage stress, relaxation techniques and the importance of connecting with other caregivers. Lighthouse of Collier, 2685 Horseshoe Dr S, Ste 211, Naples. RSVP: 430-3934. Cycling Class for Parkinson’s – 12:30-2pm. Find support from other people with Parkinson’s, feel

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Peaceful Mind Qigong – 2:30-3:15pm. With Sensei Dave Kelley. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Integrative Mindfulness, The Fountains Professional Park, 3372 Woods Edge Circle, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. 280-9095. IntegrativeMindfulness.net.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 9am. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Community Congregational Church, 15300 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. Nancy: 352-0527.

Hatha Yoga – 5:30pm. With Chris Neal. Beginners to advanced. Quiet your mind, improve balance, range of motion, performance. $15. Private classes available. Eyes Wide Open Center, 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 204, Bonita. 948-9444. EyesWideOpenC.com.

Morning Beach Yoga – 9-10am. With Aleksandra Eifler. Students can enjoy yoga while being surrounded by the beauty of nature at Delnor-Wiggins State Park. $5 plus state park entry fees. 11135 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples. 598-1938. greenmonkey.com.

All Levels Yoga – 6-7pm. With Salima Silverman. A yoga class designed for everyone. Great for advanced or first time students. $15/ drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

Multi-Level Gentle Yoga – 9-10am. With Sarah. Open to the public and conducted in the group fitness room. Yoga mat and yoga props provided. $15. Anytime Fitness, 9211 College Parkway, Ft Myers. Preregistration required: 825-0126 or GulfShoreYoga.com.

Multi-Level Gentle Yoga – 6-7pm. With Sarah. Indoor class with limited space. Yoga mat and yoga props provided. $15. Alico Family Golf, 16300 Lee Rd, Ft Myers. Preregistration required: 825-0126 or GulfShoreYoga.com. Yoga for Anxiety – 6:30-7:30pm. With Michelle Falco. Gentle class for all levels. Calm your body with yoga while learning specific self-talk skills. $15/drop-in or $50/four classes; clients: $12/dropin or $40/four classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families – 6:30-8pm. Do you judge yourself harshly and have low self-esteem? YANA Foundation Building, 1185 Lake McGregor Dr, Ft Myers. Jane: 728-7106. FloridaState.ACAInterGroup.org. Men’s Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) – 6:30-8pm. A 12-step program. Common purpose is a desire for healthier relationships. 9470 Corkscrew Palms Cir, Ste 104, Estero. David: 470-0899. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 7pm. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Riverside Church, 8660 Daniels Pkwy, Ft Myers. 338-5948. Spano’s Meditation – 7pm. 2nd & 4th Tues. Love offering. Unity of Naples Church, 2000 Unity Way. 775-3009. NaplesUnity.org. Ecstatic Kirtan – 7:15-8:45pm. Last Tue. With Missy Balsam. An evening of connection, community building and heart-opening singing. No experience necessary. $15 love offering. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 & 3, Naples. 272-6152. HouseOfGaia.org.

Yamuna Body Rolling Class – 9-10am. Self-massage techniques to create space back into the body and tone muscles. Call to reserve balls. $20. Arthur Murray Dance Center, Naples. Patti: 649-0814. Yoga for Well-being – 9:30-10:45am. With Stephanie Brinkerhoff. Gentle class for beginners or those suffering from chronic illness or injury. Yoga postures, breath work, sound and wellness practices based on ayurveda, qigong and other disciplines. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Women Seeking Serenity Through the 12 Steps – 10am. Free. Hope Lutheran Church, Old US 41, Bonita. Carol: 405-1947. Cocohatchee River/Wiggins Pass Estuary Kayak Tour – 10am-1pm. Birds, dolphins and other critters. $45. Includes all equipment and FL master naturalist guide. GAEA guides. N Naples. 694-5513. Mindful Parents – 10:30am-noon. With Jill Emmerich. Positive space for parents of kids of all ages and levels of ability to come together, discuss challenges, problem solve difficult situations, support and teach each other. $20/drop-in or $60/four classes; clients: $15/drop-in or $55/four classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Emei Qigong – 11am-noon. With Melanie Hope. Slow, easy movements that cleanse, strengthen and balance. Harmonize organ and energy systems and realize many proven health benefits. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Intuitive Consultations and Energy Healing –

11am-6pm. With Patrick Giordano. Psychic readings, mediumship, Reiki healing and sound therapy. The Mystical Moon, 8951 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255, Bonita Springs. 301-0655. Lunchtime Meditations – 12:15-1pm. With Joann Lawrence. Two guided meditations and a teaching on the way of inner peace. $10/drop-in. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9490749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families – 2:30-4pm. Do you judge yourself harshly and have low self-esteem? Dry Palms Foundation Building, 1251 Lamar Rd, N Ft Myers. Jane: 728-7106. FloridaState.ACAInterGroup.org. Kin Caterpillar Kid Club – 5-6pm. With Jill Emmerich. Siblings or children in family unit learn to work together more cooperatively, solve problems and be more supportive of each other within the family dynamic. $12/drop-in or $45/four classes; clients: $11/drop-in or $40/four classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Complimentary Multi-Level Gentle Yoga – 5:306:30pm. With Sarah. A relaxing class designed to improve health, performance and mental activity. Bring yoga mat, wear comfortable clothes. Free. Florida Blue Coconut Point, 8041 Plaza Del Lago Dr, Estero. Preregistration required: 825-0126 or GulfShoreYoga.com. Advanced Purna – 5:30-7:30pm.With Meredith Musick. With great yoga wall. Call for directions. Naples. RSVP: 269-8846. Healing, Prayer and Meditation Service – 6pm. First Wed. Love offering. Unity of Naples Church, Sanctuary, 2000 Unity Way, Naples. 775-3009. NaplesUnity.org. Meditation – 6pm. With Cici. Quiet mind; relaxed body. Practice conscious focusing; improve physical, mental, emotional health. Donation. 9200 Bonita Beach Rd, Ste 204, Bonita Springs. 948-9444. EyesWideOpenCenter.com. Ra-African Dance – 6pm. With Lulu Carter, queen mother of Torgome. Ultimate energy dance, fusion dance moves from Africa to Brazil. $12. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 & 3, Naples. 272-6152. HouseOfGaia.org. Prenatal Yoga – 6-7pm. With Cheryl Bernardi. Yoga and movement exercises for pregnancy. Breathing techniques, relaxation, pain management. $15/dropin or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, Bonita Springs. LifeBehold.com. Pet Loss and Grief Support Group – 6:30pm. 2nd Wed. Compassionate support: pet loss, medical

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crisis, chronic illness. Free. 1939 Park Meadows Dr, Ft Myers. 936-1732. The Artist’s Way – 6:30pm. An ongoing study group for discovering your creative self, text by Julia Cameron. Crossroads Community Church, 1055 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples. Dennis: 608-345-2726. DennisChurch.com. Hand Drumming Lessons – 6:30-8pm. With Marc Wagner. $15/class. Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-5455. Happehatchee.org. Soul Sisters Middle School Girls Group – 6:308pm. With Jill Emmerich. Build peer support, communication skills, self-confidence and selfexpression through connection and creative expression. $20/drop-in or $60/four classes; clients: $15/ drop-in or $55/four classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. La Leche League – 7pm. 3rd Wed. Mother-tomother breastfeeding support group. Children welcome. Free. Cape Coral Hospital Women’s Center, 2nd floor, 636 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral. lllflorida.com. A Course in Miracles – 7-8pm. 2nd & 4th Wed. Readings and interpretation. Everyone is welcome. Love offering. Unity Church of Bonita Springs, 28285 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita. 272-5456. Families Anonymous – 7-8:15pm. For relatives and friends of those who suffer from a current, suspected or former problem of substance abuse or related behavioral problem. Open to all. No dues or fees. Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples. 595-1938. FamiliesAnonymous.org. Nar-Anon Family Groups – 7:30pm. Providing support and hope to those who are in despair because of a relative or friend’s addiction. Cape Professional Center, 1216 SW 4th St, Ste 6, Cape Coral. 691-3653.

thursday Yoga – 7:15am & 8:30am. With Julie Christenbury. Beginners to intermediate. All ages. Strengthen/ lengthen your muscles while calming, soothing your mind. $15. Eyes Wide Open Center, 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 204, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 948-9444. EyesWideOpenC.com. Multi-Level Gentle Yoga – 9-10am. With Sarah. Indoor class with limited space. Yoga mat and yoga props provided. $15. Alico Family Golf, 16300 Lee Rd, Ft Myers. Preregistration required:

825-0126 or GulfShoreYoga.com. Hatha Yoga Level I/II – 9-10:15am. With Meredith Musick. BKS Yoga Studio, 2900 Tamiami Trl N, Naples. 213-9276. BKSYogaStudio.com. Coconut Point Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Thru Apr 28. Offering local produce, cheeses, fresh pastas, seafood, baked breads, meats, herbs, organic vegetables, plants, ready-to-eat meals, flowers, soaps, candles and more. 23106 Fashion Dr, Estero. BuyLocalLee.com. Women Seeking Serenity Through the 12 Steps – 9:30am. Free. Lamb of God Episcopal Lutheran Church, 19691 Cypress View Dr, Estero. Sally: 948-9162. Stretch and Tone – 9:30-10:30am. With Alice Saland, MA. Movements and breathing focused on body stabilization, functional movement patterns and body alignment combined with strength training. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9490749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Warrior2Warrior: Yoga for Veterans – 11amnoon. With Gary Granza and Keady. Adaptive yoga with long sequences to calm your spirit. Followed by coffee, water and snacks. Free. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 1:30pm. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Community Church of Christ, 368 Herron Rd, N Ft Myers. 585-955-3910. Caterpillar Kids Club – 5-6pm. With rotating teachers. Develop healthy coping skills from an early age through the use of movement, breath, sound and relaxation. $12/drop-in or $45/four classes; clients: $11/drop-in or $40/four classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Infant and Pregnancy Loss Support Group – 5:15-6:45pm. 2nd Thurs. 1095 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples. 298-9725. Facebook.com/swflshare. Vinyasa Flow – 5:45-6:45pm. With Karen Lepree. Sun salutations, movement and stretching. $15/ drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Reiki Circle – 6:30pm. 2nd & 4th Thurs. With Reiki master Silvia Casabianca. Open to all. Satsang, meditation, tea potluck and receive healing. Love offering. Eyes Wide Open Center, Bonita Springs. 948-9444. EyesWideOpenC.com. Peaceful Mind – 6:30-8pm. With rotating teachers.

Unwind and energize through use of breath, sound, humor and relaxation exercises. $20/drop-in or $60/ four weeks; clients; $15/drop-in or $55/four classes. Monarch Therapy, 843 Myrtle Terrace, Naples. 3259210. MonarchTherapy.com. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 7pm. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Riverside Church, 8660 Daniels Pkwy, Ft Myers. 338-5948. La Leche League – 7pm. 1st Thurs. Mother-tomother breastfeeding support group. Children welcome. Free. St Hilary’s Episcopal Church, 5011 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 454-1350. Transformational Breath – 7-8:30pm. 2nd & 4th Thurs. With Carrie Sopko. A self-healing system using conscious breath work. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

friday Hatha Yoga Level II – 9-10:30am. With Meredith Musick. BKS Yoga Studio, 2900 Tamiami Trl N, Naples. 213-9276. BKSYogaStudio.com. Restorative Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. With Sue Lovett. Quiet the mind, soothe the nervous system and increase mind/body awareness and connect with nature. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9490749. ShangriLaSprings.com. La Leche League – 10am. 2nd Fri. Mother-tomother breastfeeding support group. Center Point Community Church, 6590 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples. 404-4933. LaurieLLL@aol.com. Chakra Connection – 11-11:45am. With Terry Flynn. Designed to connect, open and balance the energy centers and enhance the flow of energy throughout the body. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

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Tai Chi Tune-Up – 11am-noon. Learn proper position and movement in this gentle eight-form modified class while improving balance and strength. $10. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995 or AHA@AHolisticApproachCenter.com. Co-Dependents Anonymous – 12pm. Hope Lutheran Church, Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Sally: 948-9162. Cycling Class for Parkinson’s – 12:30-2pm. Find support from other people with Parkinson’s, feel better and reduce your symptoms. Physician referral required. Free. Bonita Springs YMCA, 27200 Kent Rd. Marla Ramsey: 221-7560. Chair Yoga – 2-3pm. With Dina Radcliffe, ERYT. Breath work, mindful meditations, stretches and balance work. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Sunset/Bird Rookery Kayak Tour – 4:30-7:30pm. On the Caloosahatchee River. See thousands of birds coming in to roost for the night. $40. Includes equipment and FL master naturalist guide. GAEA guides, Ft Myers. 694-5513. Slow Flow Glow Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. With Amy Voelkl. A candlelit slow flow restorative class designed to warm your body, stretch your muscles and deepen your breath. $20/drop-in; regular class packages apply. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 5981938 or GreenMonkey.com. Recovery Yoga – 5:30-7:30pm. With Michelle Falco. Discussion, gentle movement and relaxation along your journey of recovery. Suitable for trauma, loss, addictions (substances, food, gambling, etc) and other emotional challenges. Donation. Monarch Therapy, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 6:30pm. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Cape Christian Fellowship, 2110 Chiquita Blvd, Cape Coral. 338-5948. Healing the Healers/Reiki Healing Circle – 6:308pm. 4th Fri. With Lenka Spiska. Healers and Reiki practitioners on all levels are encouraged to give and receive. $15 donation. Happehatchee Center, peace pavilion, 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-5455. Happehatchee.org. Mantra Sound Healing Circle – 6:30-8pm. 2nd Fri. With Johnny Freedom and Isabel Silva. Evening includes kirtan, devotional call and response singing, with crystal singing bowls meditation. $15 donation. Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-5455. Happehatchee.org. Bonita Springs Drum Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. Everyone welcome; kids, dogs, the whole family. Drum, dance, hoop, have fun. Riverside Park, 10451 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Facebook page: Drum Circle of Bonita Springs. Women’s Sacred Circle – 7-9pm. 3rd Fri. With Dolores Gozzi. Celebrate the divine feminine through ritual, ceremony, meditation, prayer and sharing openly in love and trust. $15 donation. Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-5455. Happehatchee.org.

saturday Compassionate Friends: Lee County Group – 9am. 4th Sat. For bereaved parents. Unity Church

of Bonita, 28285 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita Springs. 690-7801. swflcf@live.com. Green Market – 9am-1pm. Alliance for the Arts, Ft Myers. 939-2787. ArtInLee.org. Yoga for You – 9:30-10:30am. 1st & 3rd Sat. With Michelle Falco and Peggy Sealfon. Gentle class for all levels. Connect to the joy and beauty of your true self through mindful movement and increased selfawareness. $15/drop-in or $50/four classes; clients: $12/drop-in or $40/four classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com. Purna Power Yoga – 9:30-11am. With Meredith Musick. BKS Yoga Studio, 2900 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 213-9276. BKSYogaStudio.com. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 10am. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. Nancy: 352-0527. Women Seeking Serenity through the 12 Steps – 10am. Free. Hope Lutheran Church, Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Carol: 405-1947. Estuary Kayak Tour in Estero Bay – 10am-1pm.

Birds, dolphins, manatees and more. $40. Includes all equipment and FL master naturalist guide. GAEA guides, Bonita Bch. 694-5513. Really, Really Free Market – 10am-2pm. 1st Sat. Potluck of reusable items. No money, barter or trade; everything is free. Fleischmann Park, Naples. Facebook page: Naples Really Really Free Market. Stretch and Strengthen – 11:30am-12:30pm. Use breath, core work, stretching and the resistance of your own body to build strength. $10. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995 or AHA@AHolisticApproachCenter.com. Eckhart Tolle Meditation Group – 2:30pm. Meets 10/3, 10/17 & 10/31. DVDs, CDs and discussion. Free. Unitarian/Universalist Church, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples. 249-6916. Happehatchee Drum Circle – 5:30-7:30pm. 1st Sat. With Marc Wagner. All levels welcome. Bring your drums and shakers. $15 suggested donation. Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-5455. Happehatchee.org.

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Karin S Wolfe, CBS 3405 Pelican Landing Pkwy, Bonita Springs 239-980-3257 • FireflyWithin.com FireflyBiofeedback@gmail.com

Dr. Pan graduated from the department of acupuncture in Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and post-graduated from Tongji Medical University. He is proficient in both Eastern medicine and Western medicine with over 25 years of experience. See ad, page 24.

Certified Biofeedback Specialist by the Natural Therapies Certification Board. Testing nearly 7,000 patterns in your body, mind and spirit, and providing energy to the most imbalanced areas creating a space for healing. A consultation and report is provided with each session. CBS#5563.

DR. HU PAN, A.P.

BODYWORK

PHYLLIS C. WEBER, AP

Oriental Medicine 239-841-6611, Naples & Ft Myers

LAURA BARNES

Specializing in treatment of allergies, hormonal imbalances, auto-immune problems and pain using acupuncture, herbs, NAET, Biomagnetic Pairs Therapy. AP771. See ad, page 14.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE DR JOEL YING, MD

2335 Tamiami Trl N, Ste 206, Naples 239-200-6796 • JoyHealthWellness.com Support body, mind and spirit with a holistic approach to health and wellness. Integrate natural medicine, wellness, craniosacral therapy. Yoga, tai chi, meditation classes.

ASTROLOGY BOB MULLIGAN

239-261-2840 • TheAstrologyCompany.com Picture Plan for your future. Understand your past. Have a blueprint for your life. Bob is a professional astrologer with over 40 years’ experience in achieving success for his clients. Confidential and Objective. Astrology Consulting. See ad, page 67.

Certified Advanced Rolfer™ Member – The Rolf Institute, since 1995 Board-Certified Structural Integrator 2335 Tamiami Tr N, #206, Naples 239-825-8555 You can stand straighter, breathe deeply, move more easily with Rolfing®. Injuries, repetitive strain, even favorite sports and hobbies can create chronic tightness and pain; Rolfing unwinds patterns of pain and restriction. Call for free initial consultation and brief sample of the technique. MA32084/MM29763.

LILLIAN DENG, LMT

Offices in Naples & Fort Myers 239-263-7089 MA66792 Lillian Deng is proficient in Chinese Message, Shiatsu, and Swedish Message. She specializes in pain management, relaxation, and weight loss with over 20 years of experience in medical therapy and 10 years of experience in massage therapy. See ad, page 24.

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FEET FIRST REFLEXOLOGY

STUART WRIGHT, ND

Mary Ann Mugaas, NCR 5051 Castello Dr, Naples 261-8833

Reflexology is a natural system of relaxation based on the principles that the body is reflected on the feet. The application of pressure to these areas promotes circulation, balance and relaxation. Nationally certified. Practicing since 1986. MA24479, MM8962.

HOLISTIC HEALING ARTS Est. 1991 Alvina Quatrano, LMT FL MA 50896 For Info or Appt: 732-266-5276 TheArtOfHolisticMassage.com

Enjoy a relaxing and healing massage to suit your needs. Integrating a lifetime of experience. Swedish, Zero Balancing, Process Acupressure, Reflexology, Reiki, Sports, Cranio-Sacral, Pregnancy and facials. Facial Specialist FB9742820. FL Provider #50-9777 – Classes.

ROLFED IN PARADISE, INC.

Cindi Curci-Lee, RN, BSN Advanced Certified Rolfer Movement Practitioner Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor 5600 Trail Blvd, Ste 15, Naples 7680 Cambridge Manor Pl, Ste 100, Ft Myers RolfedInParadise@gmail.com • 239-777-4070 Longing for relief from headaches, backaches, joint restrictions, or pain? Love to improve your posture or sport performance? Rolfing’s the 21st century solution! MA38152, MM28692, MM66086.

ROLFING NAPLES

George Beahan Certified Advanced Rolfer PTX/Egoscue Posture Therapist Avazzia Microcurrent Therapist 239-919-4413• RolfingNaples.com Lasting relief from chronic pain and tightness with improved posture and performance using Rolfing, PTX/Egoscue structural exercises and Avazzia Microcurrent therapy used by professional sports teams. MA50132.

PAULA TERRY, LMT

239-821-3088, by appt. (Collier & Lee) Trained at the Upledger Institute, Paula utilizes CranioSacral Therapy combined with HeartCentered Therapy, Somato Emotional Release™, Lymphatic Drainage, love and nurturement to foster the healing your body needs. Doula services. MA35358.

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Certified Advanced Rolfer Advanced Cranial Therapist Advanced Visceral Therapist Certified Movement Educator Naturopathic Wellness Consulting By Appointment: 239-272-6443 Over 30 years excelling in Quick Pain Relief. Specializing in Back Pain, Structural Integration & Alignment, All Joint Pain Related Issues, Mobility Improvement, Sports Injuries, Non- Chiropractic Spinal Release. MA36890.

CHIROPRACTOR NETWORK CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Michele Pelletiere 9138 Bonita Beach Rd (Sunshine Plaza) Bonita Springs • 239-949-1222 N.S.A. Practitioner level III. “Healing waves” release tension throughout the body, increasing wellness and quality of life, promoting new strategies for a healthy spine and nervous system.

NUTRITION SPECIALISTS OF FLORIDA 28315 S Tamiami Tr, Ste 101 Bonita Springs 34134 239-947-1177 • DoctorGendron.com

Uniquely qualified, Expertise in Nutrition, Certified Sports Physician. Palmer graduate with 28 years experience. Integrative Chiropractic with Nutrition to effectively reduce pain in the body. Getting you back to enjoying sports and leisure. See ad, page 2.

COLON THERAPY CLEANSING SPRINGS INC.

Rosalind (Roz) Fusco LMT, CT 239-596-1110 • 239-571-9816 • MA27876 CleansingSprings.com Internationally Certified with 30 years Licensed Nursing experience; offering a new dimension of colonics with stateof-the-art water system. Massage with Vodder trained Lymphatic Specialists. Facials, Body Wraps, and Far-infrared Sauna. MM13162.

RB INSTITUTE, INC.

C. Robyn Berry, LMT, CRR, CCT, CLDT 13601 McGregor Blvd, Ste 13, Ft Myers 239-939-4646 • RobynBerry.com Colon therapist since 1994. Enclosed gravity method, uv/ ozone purified water, superior to others. Massage, Reflex-ology, Upledger CranioSacral/SER & Ly m p h D r a i n a g e , Vi s c e r a l Manipulation, Raindrop, Ear Candling, Ozone/Oxygen Steam cabinet, BEFE foot detox, Far-Infrared Sauna. MM7376, MA018351. See ad, page 68.

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CRYSTALS & MARBLE INFINITE STONES, LLC

Granite, Marble and Crystals 12911 Metro Pkwy, Ft Myers 33906 678-717-8584: Debbie Randolph for Crystals 561-541-3437: Dominique Fuentes for Granite InfiniteStonesllc.com Specializing in unique granite from oversea, precious stone slabs and crystals. We sell wholesale and retail. Please call for an appointment to visit our ware-house. See ad, page 56.

DENTISTRY LASER DENTISTRY

Mark Corke, DDS 1550 Matthew Dr, Ft Myers 33907 239-936-5442 • FortMyersLaserDentist.com Dr. Corke enjoys working with holistic patients and practitioners on the journey to wellness. His practice “gets it” and is worth the trip to Fort Myers to experience his many services. From dental lasers to ozone he has many tools and a sympathetic ear. See ad, page 51.

WILLIAM E. LOVETT, DDS

860 111th Ave N, Ste 5, Naples 239-593-4911 • RestorativeDentist.com Dedicated to mercury-free dentistry for over 25 years, preserving teeth and gums for a lifetime, high quality restorative dentistry, and preventative measures with cancer patients during radiation and chemotherapy. See ad, page 11.

ROGER J. PINT, MPH, DMD

9200 Bonita Beach Rd, Ste 111 Bonita Springs, 34135 • 239-676-8730 BonitaDentalStudio.com Dr. Pint can join your health journey and play a role in minimizing toxicity; this includes protection while removing dental materials plus consultation. All X-rays are digital and minimal. See ad, page 26.

ECO-SPIRITUAL CENTER HAPPEHATCHEE ECO-SPIRITUAL CENTER 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero 33928 239-992-5455 • Happehatchee.org

A park in the heart of the village, with Yoga in Nature Tuesdays through Sundays, drumming lessons and healing circles. Peace Pavilion and meeting rooms are available to rent for ceremonies and events.


ENERGY HEALING CORE STAR – JIM CRABTREE CoreStarEnergyHealing.com 239-597-7372

Graduate of Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Jim has conducted more than 9,000 healing sessions, using many techniques to help restructure the energy body and restore health.

PARTNERSHIP HEALING

Leon & Suzie Favreau 2 locations in Fort Myers Sf5549@hotmail.com • 603-723-5175

A unique spiritual healing experience that combines hands off energy healing with intuitive information. Healing can take place on physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual levels.

MAUREEN SANDERS, HOLISTIC ENERGETIC MEDICINE

Healing People & Animals since 2005 MaureenSanders.com • TheHorseShaman.com 239-253-9008 Opening the pathways to reveal the underlying causes that prevent humans and animals from truly healing. Difficult physical, emotional and behavioral issues are resolved to bring forth wellness, joy and spiritual growth.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE HUGHES CENTER FOR FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE Pamela Hughes, D.O. 800 Goodlette Rd, Ste 270, Naples 34102 239-649-7400 • HughesCenterNaples.com

Honored to continue the traditions of the retiring Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Hughes, through functional diagnostic medicine and a comprehensive patient-specific approach, will provide adults and children the tools to restore normal body function by locating the root source of their illness or symptoms. See ad, page 79.

ZORAYDA “JIJI” TORRES, MD, ABIHM, IFMCP

Internal Medicine, Functional Medicine Office: 239-444-5636 • UpstreamMD.com Dr. Torres is a board-certified internist with over 17 years of experience and knows the limitations of conventional internal medicine. She is among the few Certified Practitioner M.D.s, trained by the Institute For Functional Medicine. See ad, page 7.

WELLBRIDGES, INC

9200 Bonita Beach Rd, Ste 113, Bonita Springs 239-481-5600 • 239-481-5603 fax DebPost.com Comprehensive, fully integrated health care individualized for adults and children. Chronic fatigue, male and female hormone imbalance. Digestive disorders, women’s health care, autism, ADHD and related issues. See ad, page 25.

HEALTHY DINING

INTEGRATIVE HEALING CENTER Monarch Therapy 843 Myrtle Terrace, Naples 34103 239-325-9210 • MonarchTherapy.com

“ Tr a n s f o r m , E m e rg e , Become…” Empowering children, families, adults. specializing in stress, anxiety, trauma, adjustment to life challenges. professional counseling/psychotherapy, yoga, laughter yoga, Transformational Breath®, sound therapy, integrative relaxation.

HYPNOTHERAPY

FOOD & THOUGHT ORGANIC FARM MARKET & CAFÉ

CONCERNED HEALTH ALTERNATIVES

2132 Tamiami Trl N, Naples 239-213-2222 • FoodAndThought.com Open Mon-Sat 7am-8pm. Florida’s only 100% organic market and café. Fresh produce delivered daily. Homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner. See ad, page 10.

KITCHEN41 HEALTHY FOOD

Dine-in/Take-Out/Catering 2500 Tamiami Trl N, Ste 111, Naples 239-263-8009 • Kitchen41.com Homemade, healthy food cooked Sous-Vide, from scratch without any fat or preservatives. Everything gluten-free! Open Mon-Sat 4-9pm. See ad, page 37.

WYNN’S MARKET

141 9th St N, Naples 239-261-7157 • WynnsOnline.com Discover what Wynn’s Family Market has to offer! Fresh, quality, healthy meals as well as your favorite comfort foods! Organic, natural and imported selections. Gluten-free offerings. See ad, page 26.

HOLISTIC CENTER AHA! A HOLISTIC APPROACH CENTER 15971 McGregor, Ft Myers • 239-433-5995 AHolisticApproachCenter.com

Come heal with us! From Iyengar and Alignment yoga to Quantum Energetics, CranioSacral Therapy, Rapid Tr a u m a R e s o l u t i o n a n d Acupuncture, we can help. See ad, page 19.

EYES WIDE OPEN CENTER

Lynn D. Thomas, RN, CHt, Director Certified Medical Clinical Hypnotherapist & Energy Practitioner 239-494-1363 • HypnosisBasics.com

Achieve permanent, positive life and habit changes through safe, rapid, effective relaxation techniques. Work with your subconscious mind through direct suggestion and regression to reach your fullest potential. Release the Past = Gain Freedom. PL, LBL, EFT, NLP. See ad, page 66.

INTUITIVE CONSULTING PATRICK GIORDANO

Psychic Medium & Energy Healer 8951 Bonita Beach Rd SE, #255, Bonita Springs 239-301-0655 • PatrickGiordano.com Specializing in intuitive consulting, connecting with crossed-over loved ones, and energy healing through Reiki healing and sound therapy. Focusing on healing, empowerment, and raising consciousness. Available by appointment.

LIFE COACH/PERSONAL GROWTH TMC PRODUCTIONS

10251 Metro Pkwy, #121, Ft Myers 33966 239-939-4769 • tmc4.com We offer life coaching and personal growth courses for self awareness, breakthrough, leadership, couples or parenting. Free vision workshops monthly, call for dates. Since 1992. See ad, page 57.

LOCALLY-GROWN PRODUCE 31 PRODUCE

9200 Bonita Beach Rd, Stes 202-204 239-948-9444 • EyesWideOpenC.com

18672 SR 31, Alva, FL 33920 239-313-8213 • 31Produce.com

Regain Body Wisdom! Looking to eat healthier, reduce stress, recover joy, find purpose in life? Come for counseling & art therapy (individuals, couples & families); Nutrition Education; Medical QiGong; Trager Approach®, Massage, Reflexology; Reiki classes & sessions, and free Reiki circles on 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. CEUs. Call ahead. MM21921.

Family owned U-Pick Farm. Open all year-round from 9am5:30pm everyday! Farmers’ Market selling our produce along with local farms produce and local artist crafts, crystals and furniture. See ad, page 59.

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MEDICAL SPA

THETA HEALING

PHYSICAL THERAPY

DIANA PALM

ASSUAGE SPA

INNERCONNECTIONS

The finest relaxation treatments from around the planet have been brought to Fort Myers. Each technique is perfected for your mind, body, face and skin. See ad, page 20.

Upledger Institute instructor. 30 years of experience. Holistic practice focusing on personal empowerment and teamwork. Craniosacral therapy, fascial mobilization, lymphatic drainage. Energy balancing, structural manual therapies with customized exercise. See ad, page 6.

9407 Cypress Lake Dr, Ste C Ft Myers 33919 239-333-1450 • AssuageCenters.com

NATURAL & ORGANIC MARKET ADA’S NATURAL MARKET

7070 College Pkwy, Ft Myers 33907 Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm, Sun: 9am-7pm Ph: 239-939-9600 • Fax: 239-288-6210 AdasMarket.com Natural and organic produce and grocery items. Vitamins and supplements. Organic juice and smoothie bar. New Green Leaf Café. Market- prepared foods. 1000’s of gluten-free items. See ad, page 21.

NATURAL HEALTH JAMES OCCHIOGROSSO, MH

Natural Health Practitioner, Herbalist N Ft Myers • 239-652-0421 HealthNaturallyToday.com Improve your health naturally. Hormone testing. Bio-Identical Hormones. Powerful healing herbs and supplements. Male/ female anti-aging and sexual problems. Want to feel better? Call now! See ad, page 18.

NUTRITION

Frederick B. Stahlman, BS, PT, CST-D InnerConnectionsPT.com Naples: 239-398-3154

RAPID TRAUMA RESOLUTION DOROTHY RODWELL, LMFT & RTR THERAPIST

AHA! A Holistic Approach 15971 McGregor, Ft Myers • 239-433-5995 AHolisticApproachCenter.com

Medical Nutrition Therapy and health coaching that personalizes your program to restore health and wellness. Improve digestion, elimination, brain health, immune support and hormonal balance. See ad, page 58.

NUTRITION SPECIALISTS OF FLORIDA 28315 S Tamiami Tr, Ste 101 Bonita Springs 34134 239-947-1177 • DoctorGendron.com

State Board Certified Expert and Specialist in Nutrition. We use an individual, customized and systemic approach. Consult, exam and reassessment for optimum results. See ad, page 2.

Diana is a medical intuitive, medium and healer who specializes in ThetaHealing. She clears hauntings for people and locations. Available by phone or in person.

WELLNESS CENTER MINDFUL LIFE ACADEMY, LLC

9122 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs 239-676-5009 MindfulLifeAcademy.com One of the most unique holistic wellness centers in Florida. Providing a whole-person approach to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Call for consultation.

Dorothy Rodwell can help free you from anxiety, PTSD, grief and depression with Rapid Trauma Resolution (RTR)—a newer, briefer and emotionally painless therapy. See ad, page 19.

YOGA GREENMONKEY YOGA

REALTOR KAREN L. BEATTY, ABR, GRI

Downing-Frye Realty, Inc Naples • 239-269-7788 Klbeatty48@aol.com • KarenBeatty.com Florida native, loving and selling Naples since 1977. Karen knows t h e m a r k e t , o ff e r s e x p e r t counseling with efficient reliability. She takes the stress out of buying or selling and gets the job done with a smile. Choose Karen for ease and joy in your real estate transaction!

D-SIGNED NUTRITION, LLC

Dee Harris, RDN, LDN, CDE 27499 Riverview Center Blvd, Ste 214 Bonita Springs • 239-444-4204 D-SignedNutrition.com

ThetaHealing Instructor, Medium Center of Eternal Light, 260 Professional Pl, N Fort Myers • 239-599-4700 ConnectWithTheLight.com

(formerly Bala Vinyasa Yoga) GreenMonkey.com • 239-598-1938 6200 Trail Blvd N, Naples 1800 Tamiami Tr E, Naples Two locations: in Central and South Naples. Daily classes for all levels, monthly workshops and private sessions with exceptional teachers, plus awardwinning massage therapy and BV Boutique. 200- and 300-hour Registered Yoga School. See ad, back cover.

MEREDITH MUSICK, E-RYT, LMT

Master Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist MeredithMusick.com • 239-269-8846

THERMAL IMAGING TARYN KEAN, CCT LEVEL III

Southwest Medical Thermal Imaging 9148 Bonita Beach Rd, Ste 202 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 239-949-2011 • ThermalClinic.com A proactive approach to health providing thermography as preventative screening. Thermography is a painless, noninvasive test without radiation detecting of abnormal physiology throughout the whole body, and establishment of risk factors for the development or existence of breast cancer. See ad, page 59.

I t’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. ~Maya Angelou

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Positively change your life physically and mentally using time-tested, classical Hatha yoga and Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi bodywork. Specializing in therapeutic yoga and The Great Yoga Wall®. See ad, page 65.

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Southwest Florida (SWFL) Collier/Lee Counties Natural Health, Green Living Magazine

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