Collier and Lee Counties Edition

April 2018

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Diamond Oaks Village

Diamond Oaks Village

Although aging is inevitable, there is a multi-billion dollar anti-aging industry hard at work creating supplements, creams, brain exercises and diets trying to postpone it.

Raw Hair Organic Salon Celebrates Moms

Raw Hair Organic Salon Celebrates Moms

Raw Hair Organic Salon, in Naples, will celebrate moms by offering new customers a 25 percent discount on color and cutting or $15 off any service during April and May.

Gilliland Opens New Office in Naples

Gilliland Opens New Office in Naples

Dr. Robert Gilliland, board-certified in integrative medicine and president of the Florida Natural Health Center, will open his second functional medicine office April 16 at 501 Castello Drive, Suite 217, in Naples.

YogaCAN Event Returns to Naples

YogaCAN Event Returns to Naples

The sixth annual YogaCAN event, featuring Rodney Yee and his wife, of Colleen Saidman Yee, owners of Yoga Shanti studios, co-founder of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy and author of Yoga for Life, will present a kickoff party at 6:30 p.m., April 7.

Assuage Spa Event Helps Victims of Human Trafficking

Assuage Spa Event Helps Victims of Human Trafficking

Assuage Spa and Path2Freedom will present a Freedom Fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m., April 12, at the beauty emporium’s Naples location.

Rapid Resolution Therapy Event at AHA!

Rapid Resolution Therapy Event at AHA!

Dorothy Rodwell, a licensed psychotherapist at AHA! A Holistic Approach, Center for Health and Harmony, in Fort Myers, will give a presentation on Rapid Resolution Therapy from 11 a.m. to noon, April 11, at the center.

New Yoga Studio Opens in Naples

New Yoga Studio Opens in Naples

Practice Yoga has opened at 5926 Premier Way, Suite 128, in the Magnolia Square shopping center, at the corner of Goodlette and Pine Ridge road, offering 40 classes per week, with plans to add more.

Four Holistic Healing Classes at Lotus Blossom Clinic

Four Holistic Healing Classes at Lotus Blossom Clinic

A Path to Well-Being: Clearing Resentments and Finding Peace, with Patti Wilson, will take place at 6:30 p.m., April 2.

Ongoing Two-Part Holistic Health Series in Naples

The nonprofit Firefly Within Foundation and Kunjani Craft Coffee and Gallery have paired up to conduct a free ongoing event series on holistic health and well-being.

Wellness Retreat Offers Healthy Lifestyle Options

Wellness Retreat Offers Healthy Lifestyle Options

Lee Health’s Wellness Retreat will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 15, 7 a.m. to 8:15 p.m., May 16, and 7 a.m. to noon, May 17, at the Pink Shell Resort, on Fort Myers Beach.

Citizen-Style Climate Action

Citizen-Style Climate Action

Southwest Florida’s sustainability movement has morphed into a climate change movement, and what was once slow progress is now benefiting from an active base of grassroots citizen involvement.

Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Generation Z has birthed a strong surge of activists. Let’s join these young leaders in making a commitment and taking steps to improve what we see that’s wrong in the world, starting now. Throughout this month’s issue, you’ll find plenty of ideas on how you can step up your green game.

Trauma Relief Unlimited Workshop at Wellbridges

Trauma Relief Unlimited Workshop at Wellbridges

Trauma Relief Unlimited (TRU), a free workshop on the powerful, safe and effective method for treating anxiety, stress and trauma, presented by Licensed Clinical Social Worker Robert Cicione, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., April 10, at Wellbridges Health Center.

Christina Carlin

Christina Carlin

While there is no preaching coming from the lips of Christina Carlin, owner of the Ayurvenda Massage and & Yoga Institute, in Naples, there is definitely a lifetime of personally practicing what she teaches.

Cypress Cove Conservancy

Cypress Cove Conservancy

Cypress Cove Conservancy (CCC) has a vision that requires serious fundraising efforts to create a very special community center and natural park on Naithloriendun, the 200-acre preserve that the late Dr. Robert H. Gore III pieced together, parcel by parcel, with his own money.

Plastic Wars

Plastic Wars

Help Southwest Florida celebrate and forward progress in sustainability efforts by participating in these local Earth Day 2018 events.

It’s Time to Acknowledge that Plastic is a Problem

It’s Time to Acknowledge that Plastic is a Problem

Unless we are aware, it’s easy to overlook the prevalence of plastic in our home, particularly in the bathroom—shampoo and conditioner bottles, soap dispensers, toothbrushes, soap dishes, children’s bath toys, hairbrushes, combs, shavers, toilet brushes, exhaust fan coverings, light switches, toilet paper dispensers and more.

Nutrigenomics Can Help Shape a Customized Healthy Diet

Nutrigenomics, the study of how nutrition impacts human gene expression, is now playing a big part in personalized medicine, particularly in prevention, wellness and the treatment of illnesses.