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Letter From Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

My typical days weave tasks for work with time for treasured girlfriends.

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Who’s a Natural Awakenings Reader?

Who’s a Natural Awakenings Reader?

Teresa Spano is a Natural Awakenings reader who is passionate about preventative medicine and pursing her goals!

Lee Memorial Health Systems Offers Health by Choice, Not by Chance

Lee Memorial Health Systems Offers Health by Choice, Not by Chance

Since 2010, Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, one of the largest in Florida, has been investing in the creation of a wellness culture focused on prevention.

Citizen’s Petition to Stop Water Fluoridation in Collier County

Citizen’s Petition to Stop Water Fluoridation in Collier County

Attend the February 23 hearing of the Collier County Board of Commissioners and learn the facts on the outcome of research reported on the toxicological effects of fluoride. Make your voice heard.

World Institute of Natural Nutrition

World Institute of Natural Nutrition

The World Institute of Natural Nutrition, a Fort Myers branch of the Canadian School of Nutrition, recently opened its online doors to welcome students in Southwest Florida and from all over the world.

Looking for Proof of Heaven?

Looking for Proof of Heaven?

A seven-day coma completely changed Dr. Eben Alexander's perspective, motivating him to write his profound work, "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife."

Friendship, a Sweet Elixir of Life

Friendship, a Sweet Elixir of Life

This month, Natural Awakenings takes the work and angst out of the search by querying local individuals about where to go to comfortably interact with possible BFF candidates.

Unique Healing Opportunities at the Coolest Spa in Town

Unique Healing Opportunities at the Coolest Spa in Town

Rejuvenations COOL Cryo Spa, in Naples, offers many natural options for healing.

Mythology Inspires Successful Life Strategies

Mythology Inspires Successful Life Strategies

Psychologist Jean Shinoda Bolen explains the importance of character archetypes in self expression and self realization.

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Mindful Minutes for Little Ones

Mindful Minutes for Little Ones

Yoga Helps Kids Focus and Relax

It may not look exactly like mom and dad’s yoga, but today’s hyper-scheduled kids love a chance to breathe deep and stretch.

The Power of Friendship

The Power of Friendship

It Sustains, Nourishes and Supports Us

True friendships transcend age and time, come in many flavors and make for happy and healthy lives.

Gliding Across Snowscapes

Gliding Across Snowscapes

Cross-Country Ski to Explore Winter’s Wonders

It lacks the speed and intensity of downhill skiing, but that’s the charm of cross-country skiing for those that love quiet time in nature while losing weight and building muscle.

Bird-Watching for Beginners

Bird-Watching for Beginners

Start with a Bird Feeder and Binoculars

Starting with a bird feeder, binoculars and app, we can thrill to the medley of birds in our backyards and wildlife refuges.

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Dr. Sears to Lecture on Brain Health in Estero

Dr. Bill Sears, author of more than 30 bestselling books and articles on many healthy living topics, will present Brain Health for All Ages, an interactive lecture on February 19, at Embassy Suites in Estero.

Paint at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Vino’s Picasso will conduct a painting session from 2 to 4 p.m., February 21, at one of the area’s most famous natural and historic landmarks—the massive Mysore fig at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Sleep Wellness Presentation in Bonita Springs

Dr. Jose Colon, a Lee Physician Group sleep medicine specialist and mindfulness practitioner, will give a presentation, Sleep and Wellness, on February 10 at Integrative Mindfulness.

Self-Discovery Workshops and Sessions in Bonita Springs

Rae Chandran will provide private, one-hour channeling sessions on March 17, 18 and 21, and lead two workshops from on March 19 and March 20, at Unity Church of Bonita Springs.

Magic Under the Mangroves Gala Returns

The 12th annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala fundraiser for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center will be held on March 3.

North Olga Day Celebration at 31 Produce

Celebrate North Olga Day at 31 Produce, in Alva, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., February 6.

Family Constellations Workshop in Bonita

Tobey Burton, a pediatric occupational therapist, and Rhonda Schladand, a licensed massage therapist and life coach, will lead a Hellinger Family Constellations on February 20.

Castillo to Create Portrait at Open Mind Zen Naples

Spectators can witness an original piece being created by an international artist at Art, Life and Spirituality: An Interactive Experience, with José María Castillo on February 20.

Bloemers Joins D-Signed Nutrition in Bonita

D-Signed Nutrition has added Carrie Bloemers, a registered and licensed dietitian-nutritionist, to its team in Bonita Springs.

Perlmutter and Smith to Speak in Bonita

Board-Certified Neurologist and prolific author Dr. David Perlmutter, and Jeffrey Smith, founder of The Institute for Responsible Technology, will lead a seminar, The Medical Impacts of Eating Genetically Engineered Foods March 19.

Running Events Return to the Everglades

The fifth annual Everglades Ultras off-road running races are set for February 20 in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, in the Everglades.

Wonder Gardens Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Two events will mark the Everglades Wonder Gardens’ celebration of its 80th anniversary in Bonita Springs, including Moonshine and Music.

Allow Yourself to Heal Opens in Naples

Allow Yourself to Heal, a new opportunity to receive massage and other healing modalities, has opened at 800 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 201, in Naples.

Purely You Spa Hosts Healthy Lifestyle Class

Naples’ organic Purely You Spa will host a Love Yourself: Inside and Outside healthy lifestyle class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., February 29 to discuss the importance of food choices in our greater health.

Balanced Health Concierge Opens on Marco Island

Balanced Health Concierge LCC will hold a grand opening event from 6 to 8 p.m., February 10, with refreshments, activities for all ages, demonstrations and a raffle for a VIP membership.

Garage Sale Supports House of Gaia

Share the Love, a local market and community garage sale supporting the nonprofit global community House of Gaia, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, February 14, in Naples

Digital Edition

Natural Awakenings Magazine SWFL (Collier, Lee Counties / Naples, Fort Myers) February 2016
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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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Green Goalposts

Super Bowl Eco-Stadium Gains National Spotlight

Nice Spice

McCormick Going Non-GMO

Lions Untamed

Shrine Circus Ends Wild Animal Acts

Pioneering Aspen

Ski Town Runs Entirely on Renewables

Ocean Wear

Adidas Using Plastic Ocean Debris to Make Shoes

Seeing Change

Young Children Can Unlearn Racial Stereotyping

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Kids Get Fewer Cavities When Mothers Chew Xylitol Gum

Kids Get Fewer Cavities When Mothers Chew Xylitol Gum

Reduces Oral Bacteria in Little Ones

Bifidobacteria Probiotic Fends Off Colds and Flu

Bifidobacteria Probiotic Fends Off Colds and Flu

Supplement Leads to Fewer, Less Severe Illnesses

Olive Oil Compound Kills Cancer Cells

Olive Oil Compound Kills Cancer Cells

Spares Healthy Functioning Cells

Kids Learn Social Skills Through Pretending and Joking

Kids Learn Social Skills Through Pretending and Joking

Humor and Fantasy Play Increases Interpersonal Abilities

High-Fructose Sweetener Aggravates Asthma and Bronchitis

High-Fructose Sweetener Aggravates Asthma and Bronchitis

Sugary Drink Causes Respiratory Issues

Mediterranean Diet Sustains More Youthful Brain Sizes

Mediterranean Diet Sustains More Youthful Brain Sizes

Foods to Support a Healthy Mind

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