Collier and Lee Counties Edition
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August Edition

Empowering Youth
& Creativity

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Letter From Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

I've just returned from a trip to Israel, which was full of exploration and spiritual revelations.

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Environmentally Speaking

Environmentally Speaking

Environmentally Speaking is intended to alert, inform and educate residents of Collier and Lee counties about threats to our unique and delicate Southwest Florida ecosystem.

Naples Botanical Garden Designed to Help People Connect with Nature

Naples Botanical Garden Designed to Help People Connect with Nature

The Naples Botanical Garden’s wide variety of Lifelong Learning and therapeutic programs gives individuals numerous therapeutic ways to connect with nature.

Local Physicians and Health Practitioners Are Patient Educators

Local Physicians and Health Practitioners Are Patient Educators

Southwest Florida health practitioners advocate and educate individuals about the personal responsibility of the health of their body.

Florida’s August Getaways

Florida’s August Getaways

For families that are interested in laid back short or long “fresh air” getaways that allow for outdoor fun and the enjoyment of our state’s natural beauty, there are excellent opportunities that provide for many fun outdoor activities.

Vote Yes on Amendment 4 on August 30

Vote Yes on Amendment 4 on August 30

If passed, this amendment will exempt solar systems from the burdensome tangible personal property tax for a period of 20 years.

Salt Therapy Benefits Children Too

Salt Therapy Benefits Children Too

Due to pollution and climate change, many chronic breathing problems are starting to become more common, and those who are at particular risk are children.

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The Garden Cure

The Garden Cure

Natural Sanctuaries Heal Body and Spirit

Winding nature paths, fragrant lavender fields, heirloom-tea tasting… a world of sensory delights awaits us in America’s parks and farms.

Earth Guardians

Earth Guardians

Kids Say No to Global Warming

A young Colorado boy has started a worldwide network of youngsters from Bhutan to Brazil that fight environmental degradation.

Handle Wild Things With Care

Handle Wild Things With Care

How to Help Injured Animals

Many critters that look abandoned or hurt don’t actually need our help—but if we do see a bird, squirrel, turtle or other wild animal in distress, here’s a guide on what to do.

Growing Up Empowered

Growing Up Empowered

Helping Kids Step into Their Best Selves

We build confidence in our children by encouraging their unique strengths, fostering their dreams, allowing healthy risks and engaging them in community service.

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Crystal Bowl Meditations on Tuesdays at Mystical Moon

Laurie Barraco, owner of The Mystical Moon, is offering hour-long crystal bowl meditation at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Mystical Moon location in Bonita Springs.

Zen Dialogue and Meditation Retreat in Naples

Sensei Al Rapaport, director of the Open Mind Zen (OMZ), in Melbourne, Florida, will lead a Zen Dialogue and Meditation Retreat Aug. 12-14 at OMZ Naples.

Four Diet and Nutrition Classes in Bonita

Integrative Health Coach Kristi L. Willems will lead Within a Health Habits Jumpstart: 30 Days to a New You, a series of classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays next month at D-Signed Nutrition.

Correction

The name of the owner of the Love My Pet Gemstone e-commerce business in a June News Brief was incorrectly spelled. She is Laura Hendricksen.

Cutting-Edge Food Intolerance Testing

In taking an approach to improving health, it is essential to know how food plays a role in the body if we are to use “food as medicine”

Health Benefits of Hemp Seed

Hemp seed is an excellent source of lipids and protein, boasting many health benefits.

Yamuna Body Rolling

Regardless of age or physical limitations, nearly everyone can benefit from Yamuna Ball Rolling, which helps to keep the body well-aligned, toned and flexible, with a good range of motion.

A Healthy Tan Without the Last Rays of Summer

Professional cosmeceutical spray tanning solutions, only offered at spas, are proprietary formulas which use the finest botanical ingredients available.

Environmentally Speaking

Environmentally Speaking is intended to alert, inform and educate residents of Collier and Lee counties about threats to our unique and delicate Southwest Florida ecosystem.

Scar Release Therapy

Abdominal adhesions, or bands of fibrous tissue that can develop naturally between tissues and organs as a result of surgery, are a condition being reported by physicians at an increasingly alarming rate.

Studio One Naples Launches Monthly Tai Chi Workshops

A Yang-style tai chi workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, August 27, at Studio One Naples.

Dress Collection Party Supports PACE Center for Girls

The all-organic Purely You Spa, in Naples, will host Love that Dress, a dress collection party to benefit the PACE Center for Girls, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., August 3.

Yin Stretch and Yoga Nidra Workshop in Bonita

Registered Yoga Teacher Bob Newman will conduct a Yin Stretch and Yoga Nidra workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m., August 4, at Integrative Mindfulness, in Bonita Springs.

Musick Offers Vermont Getaways Next Month

Meredith Musick, a Naples-based master yoga practitioner and licensed massage therapist, is hosting two different yoga and outdoor getaways to scenic Wilmington, Vermont, in September.

Rahl Begins Teaching Feldenkrais Classes at Her Studio

Conscious Posture Movement Studio, in Naples, is offering Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes at 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays this month and September.

EnviroKlenz Available for Individual Consumers

Individuals that suffer from respiratory illness, allergies or chemical sensitivities can now purchase an EnviroKlenz unit to address chemical triggers in homes or businesses that cause reactions.

Digital Edition

Natural Awakenings Magazine SWFL (Collier, Lee Counties / Naples, Fort Myers) August 2016
Read the online digital version of Natural Awakenings that allows you to turn pages like the print edition.


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Awakening America

Celebrating 20 Years of Publishing

Sharon Bruckman shares her story.

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Local Healthy Dining Guide

Natural Awakenings Healthy Dining Guide

Natural Awakenings Healthy Dining Guide

Dining out? There are many healthy dining options abound throughout Lee and Collier counties!

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Kudos

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Scrambling Species

Climate Change Favors Some Birds over Others

Toxic Trinkets

Low-Cost Jewelry May Harbor Cadmium

LOL TTYL

Hope for a New Generation

Show Stopper

Circuses Cease Exotic Animal Acts

Good Reads

Fiction Readers Have More Empathy

Green Serenity

Sikkim Now a Wholly Organic State

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Breastfed Babies Have Fewer Colds and Ear Infections

Breastfed Babies Have Fewer Colds and Ear Infections

Prolonged Nursing Provides Protection

Delayed Kindergarten Reduces Attention Deficit

Delayed Kindergarten Reduces Attention Deficit

Reason to Push Back Starting School

Grape Juice Boosts Memory and Driving Skills

Grape Juice Boosts Memory and Driving Skills

Benefits of Polyphenols

Aromatherapy Soothes Allergies

Aromatherapy Soothes Allergies

Scents for Natural Relief

Prenatal Sun Exposure Lowers Asthma Risk

Prenatal Sun Exposure Lowers Asthma Risk

Increased Vitamin D Reduces Likelihood

Legumes Facilitate Weight Loss

Legumes Facilitate Weight Loss

Daily Serving Helps to Shed Pounds

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