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Letter From Publisher

The Power to Change

The Power to Change

Thinking back on the heart-wrenching events in my own life, I am profoundly grateful for both finding the resources to support me in the transition and ultimately opening myself to new blessings.

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Find Eco-Minded, Healthy Dining at Pizza Fusion

Find Eco-Minded, Healthy Dining at Pizza Fusion

Pizza Fusion, America’s eco-friendly restaurant chain, easily stands out from its peers for more than fresh-made, organic pizza and gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free entrée and dessert selections.

Who’s a Natural Awakenings Reader?

Who’s a Natural Awakenings Reader?

Meeting Natural Awakenings Readers

Safe Cellulite Reduction Techniques Abound

Advanced, non-invasive technologies presently used to sculpt the body—Exilis, Velashape, VacuStep Workout, Formostar InfraRed Body Wrap and Cavi-Lipo—are effective in removing cellulite or significantly reducing its appearance.

The Sunshine State Isn’t Solar-Friendly

The Sunshine State Isn’t Solar-Friendly

A review of newspaper articles and op-eds on Florida solar from this past summer reveals that the state’s utility companies are avoiding transparency on utility bills; discouraging the use of solar; and reducing both their energy conservation goals and energy efficiency programs.

Debra Florio Unfurls Her Entrepreneurial Spirit

Debra Florio Unfurls Her Entrepreneurial Spirit

Florio fits perfectly into the definition of an entrepreneur. A doer with a field of dreams, she built one from scratch, and now they come.

Tools for Life

Tools for Life

Eight Local Professionals Provide Tools to Strengthen Self-Empoverment.

Gobble Gobble Four-Miler Returns on Thanksgiving Day

Gobble Gobble Four-Miler Returns on Thanksgiving Day

Start the holiday season by hitting the pavement for a worthy cause at the annual Gobble Gobble Four-Miler on November 27 at Venetian Village, in Naples.

Learn How Foundation Training Enhances Core Muscles

Learn How Foundation Training Enhances Core Muscles

Harry Grimm, owner of Southwest Florida Health and Self Defense, in Naples, became intrigued about the benefits of Foundation Training while watching an online interview that Dr. Joseph Mercola conducted with the creator of the program, Eric Goodman, DC.

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Midday Pick-Me-Up

Midday Pick-Me-Up

Well-Planned Naps Boost Brainpower

If they’re planned properly and are not too long, naps during the workday can enhance our mental agility and productivity.

Playful Pet Gifts

Playful Pet Gifts

Animals Love Interactive Toys and Games

Simple, inexpensive holiday gifts can easily delight a pet—especially if they mean spending more time with us.

Growing Up with Wayne Dyer

Growing Up with Wayne Dyer

Serena Dyer Reflects on Her Spiritual Upbringing

The example of her parents’ self-actualized lives led her to make conscious, authentic choices for herself.

Eco-Beauty

Eco-Beauty

Homemade Shampoos, Lotions and Perfumes Make Great Gifts

With close-at-hand natural ingredients like honey and baking soda, we can create beauty products that are safe, affordable and effective.

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Wiggins Pass Nature Festival

The annual Wiggins Pass Nature Festival, sponsored by the Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., November 15, in Area 3 of the park, in North Naples.

Gyrotonic of Naples Hosts Open House in New Space

Gyrontonic of Naples will host an Open House from 4 to 7 p.m., November 13, to celebrate their new location at 3415 Radio Road, unit 107.

Hoop-A-Thon to Support Naples Alliance for Children

Naples Alliance for Children will host the inaugural Whirl ‘n Twirl, a Hula Hoop-a-thon and fundraising event from 9 a.m. to noon, November 15, at Cambier Park.

Weitzner Presents Muscle Activation Techniques Lectures

Muscle Activation Techniques Certified Specialist and resistance training specialist Jay Weitzner, the owner of Naples-based Symmetry Fitness, will present Discover the Missing Link to Your Body’s Pain, Discomfort and Tightness and Learn What to Do About It.

Baby Booster Launches New Nutrition Product

Baby Booster Supplements Inc., a Naples-based prenatal supplement company, has introduced a holistic micronutrient and macronutrient solution to help women achieve optimum nutrition before, during and after pregnancy.

Health Lectures at Ada’s Natural Market

James Occhiogrosso, the local author of Your Prostate, Your Libido, Your Life, natural health practitioner and herbalist, will present a series of free lectures discussing ways to improve overall health and minimize age-related changes in the body.

Annual Fundraiser for Footsteps to the Future

Women can recycle used shoes and upgrade them at a discount at Footsteps to the Future’s In Her Shoes Extravaganza from 5 to 8 p.m., November 20, at Clive Daniel Home, in Naples.

New Classes and Presentations at Integrative Mindfulness

Madeline Ebelini, a registered yoga teacher and founder of Integrative Mindfulness, will give two free introductory presentations on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at 10 a.m., November 10, and at 5:30 p.m., November 12, at the Bonita Springs facility.

Neighborhood Organics’ A Farmers Market Now Open

Neighborhood Organics’ A Farmers Market is now open in the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, in Naples.

Farm Fall Fest at Collier Family Farms

Collier Family Farms will host a Farm Fall Fest to celebrate the re-opening of their organic farm for the season from noon to 4 p.m., November 15, at the 45-acre location in Ave Maria, east of Naples.

Produce 31 Offers Picking and Daily Lunches

Prime picking season for strawberries has begun, and the Cracker Shack Café is open and serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at Produce 31, in Alva.

Jackson Total Service Offers Discount

Jackson Total Service, a family-run business in Naples for 50 years, is offering Natural Awakenings readers throughout Southwest Florida a 10 percent discount on air conditioning service, along with plumbing and electricity repair work, which is available on a 24-hour emergency basis.

Beyond Motion Expands and Adds Conditioning Program

Beyond Motion, in North Naples, has nearly doubled their space to more than 6,000 square feet in the Riverbend Center at 11985 Tamiami Trail North, and now includes a room dedicated to personal, athlete performance, team and Olympic lifting technical training.

Andrea’s Studio & Spa Expands Offerings

Andrea Sorrenti, owner of Andrea’s Organic Hair Studio & Day Spa, in Naples, and Staff Esthetician Samantha Haight, have both been certified as Evolve hair restoration specialists and are offering clients this wearable solution to lost and thinning hair.

New Plant-Based Food Service in Naples

An organic, plant-based whole food service, innerG healthfuel, is now open at 9331 North Tamiami Trail, unit 12, in the Naples Park Plaza.

For Goodness Sake Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The For Goodness Sake Organic Marketplace will host a free 30-year anniversary celebration at both the Bonita Springs and Naples locations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., November 7.

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Awakening America

Celebrating 20 Years of Publishing

Sharon Bruckman shares her story.

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Local Healthy Dining Guide

Mmm… That’s Good

Mmm… That’s Good

Whether you’re in the mood for take-out, family-style or fine dining, you can find healthy options throughout Lee and Collier counties.

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Kudos

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USA Made

The Power of Patriotic Purchasing

Cash Mobs

Collective On-the-Spot Buying Revives Local Businesses

Golden Years

Senior Roommate Service Combats Loneliness

Ka-Ching

Time Is Money, So Bank It

Tomato Lacquer

Non-Toxic Can Lining in Development

Junk Piles

UN Helps Developing Countries Handle E-Waste

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Organics Boast More Nutrients, Fewer Toxins

Organics Boast More Nutrients, Fewer Toxins

Lower Pesticides, Higher Antioxidants

Looking at Beautiful Art Bumps Up Brain Activity

Looking at Beautiful Art Bumps Up Brain Activity

Effects of Aesthetic Appreciation of Paintings

Lead Lurks in Lipsticks and Skin Whiteners

Lead Lurks in Lipsticks and Skin Whiteners

Dangerous Ingredients in Beauty Products

Algae-Based Cosmetics May Ward Off Inflammation and Cancer

Algae-Based Cosmetics May Ward Off Inflammation and Cancer

Protection for Skin Cells

Honey and Ginger Beat Antibiotics in Fighting Superbugs

Honey and Ginger Beat Antibiotics in Fighting Superbugs

Powerful Natural Remedies

Treadmill Desks Boost Job Performance

Treadmill Desks Boost Job Performance

More Than Just Fitness Benefits

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