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December Issue

Uplifting Humanity
& Holidays

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Letter From Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Caught up in adult practicalities of both working and preparing for the holiday season, I often struggle with how to recapture the youthful magic, wonder and excitement I felt as a child.

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The Gift of Christmas From Unity

The Gift of Christmas From Unity

Because Jesus came to spread the Gospel of Love, a message about expressing love through giving, Christmas, the day on which we celebrate his birth, is really a non-denominational holy day that is truly a wonderful gift to every one.

Easing Holiday Stress with Yoga and Mindfulness

Easing Holiday Stress with Yoga and Mindfulness

Ideally, holidays are intended for relaxation, spending quality time with family and friends, celebrating and giving thanks, but realistically, work obligations get mixed in with holiday planning, entertaining and shopping, all of which require attention.

For Goodness Sake

For Goodness Sake

When Bruce Ford purchased For Goodness Sake, on Bonita Beach Road, in Bonita Springs, he decided to approach the layout and organization of the store in a more logical and user-friendly way.

The Fountain of Youth Anti-Aging Experience

The Fountain of Youth Anti-Aging Experience

Developed by Spa Manager Jennifer Alvarez Linguidi, an advanced holistic esthetician and specialist in skin care, the treatment includes a variety of techniques that exfoliate, detox, stimulate, brighten, rejuvenate, tighten, tone and calm inflammation.

Power of Touch

Power of Touch

Radewahn exudes enthusiasm when she talks about the positive responses from clients that choose cupping as a part of comprehensive massages.

Holiday Gifts to Uplift the Spirit

Holiday Gifts to Uplift the Spirit

Whether shopping for or making personal gifts, philanthropic giving, volunteering, or performing simple acts of kindness such as cooking comfort meals for friends and seniors in need, attention and energy are outward bound with little thought for renewing the supply until we crash in a heap, depleted and exhausted.

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Pound-Shedding Workouts

Pound-Shedding Workouts

Best Exercises from Yoga to Cardio

The consistent exercise so vital to weight loss becomes easier when we choose a stress-reducing routine, set realistic goals and practice patience.

Green Cars Update

Green Cars Update

Plug Into the Latest Trends

Plug-in or hybrid or battery electric? Here’s a practical guide to what’s happening with electric vehicles and to which one might suit our needs.

Jacob Liberman on Light as Our Essential Nature

Jacob Liberman on Light as Our Essential Nature

Light, the foundation of all that exists, embodies the coming together of science and spirituality, says the author and optometrist.

A Global Wake-Up Call

A Global Wake-Up Call

Collective Consciousness Nears Spiritual Tipping Point

The rapid spread of enlightened awareness and the harmonic convergence of science, psychology and spirituality are bringing humanity closer to a mass shift in consciousness.

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Special Pre-Holiday Makeover Event in Naples

Two makeup artists with the Jane Iredale company will conduct a special makeover event just in time for the holidays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., December 12, at Organic Skincare & Bodyworx, in Naples.

Palumbo Writes About IV Therapy and Receives Patent

Don’t Kill My Lyme – Just Get Me Better, a recent book by Wyatt Palumbo, founder of the Lifestyle Healing Institute, in Naples, is available on Amazon.com and at FreeLymeBook.com.

D’Orsi Offers Healing Science Services in Naples

Kathleen D’Orsi, plans to emphasize assisting more clients in pre- and post-operation stages, in addition to all others in her practice interested in healing science sessions that encompass several modalities steeped in anatomy and physiology.

For Goodness Sake Redesigns Store and Café

Thanks to a recent renovation and redesign, customers of the For Goodness Sake location in Bonita Springs can now shop for products that fit their health goals and lifestyle more easily and conveniently.

Medical Cannabis Presentation and Meal at Purple Spoon

Deborah Post, ARNP, of Wellbridges Health Center, and Chef Kristina San Filippo, of the Purple Spoon Culinary, will present Medical Cannabis: Is it a Gateway Drug or the Potential Answer? Demystifying an Unusual Plant.

Cancer Prevention and Treatment Event at AHA!

Dr. Robert Murdoch, acupuncture physician, functional medicine expert and author, will lead an intensive two-day program for cancer patients, caregivers, physicians and others seeking guidance for natural, holistic and functional medicine approaches to cancer prevention and treatment on January 19 and 20.

Empowering Workshop on Captiva Island

Constance Clancy, and artist Kate Gardenia, will lead a unique one-day experiential workshop, Disempower Energy Vampires Who Surround You and Reclaim Yourself Through the Art of Resilience, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., January 19, at the Tween Waters Inn Resort & Spa, on Captiva Island.

Holistic Chamber of Commerce to Host Many Events

The Holistic Chamber of Commerce of SWFL will present Community Outreach Health & Wellness Panel Talks featuring HCC members from a variety of holistic specialties.

Special New Year Retreat in Naples

Patricia (Varley) Campanile, retreat and workshop leader and international speaker, will lead A New Year, New You, New Moon retreat from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., January 5, 2019, at Practice Yoga, in Naples.

Healthy Meals Prepared at Home

Rosina Alessi, owner of Healthivism by Rosina, LLC, in Naples, recently launched her plant-based cooking services business oriented to individuals, couples and families in our area that want or need to prioritize their health while enjoying delicious meal preparation.

Christmas Candle-Lighting Service at Unity Bonita

The Unity Church of Bonita Springs will conduct a Christmas Candle-Lighting Service starting at 7 p.m., December 13.

Morley Releases New Book

Thriving, Stepping Into The Life You Want, a new book by Licensed Mental Health Therapist Rebecca J. Morley, MA, who operates her own practice in Fort Myers, is now available at the P.J. Boox bookstore, in Fort Myers.

Fort Myers Chiropractic Studio Relocates

The Fort Myers Chiropractic Studio, owned by Dr. Christine Hoch, recently relocated to 12655 New Brittany Boulevard, Suite 13W.

Free Seminar on Trauma Relief Unlimited Method

Robert M. Cicione, LCSW, an anxiety and stress relief specialist, will lead a free Trauma Relief Unlimited (TRU) seminar, a breakthrough, scientifically proven and published stress relief method, along with the scope of its applicability, at 7 p.m., December 13.

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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

From takeout to family style or fine dining, healthy dining options abound throughout Lee and Collier counties. Natural Awakenings recently taste-tested the following venues, where fresh, healthy food is also delicious.

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Kudos

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Not Yet Extinct

New Species Discovered

Eco Jets

Electric Planes on Horizon

Yule Be Sorry

Live Christmas Tree Shortages

Bridge Reborn

Tappan Zee Repurposed into Reef

Frigid Farming

Antarctic Greenhouse Yields First Crop

Alcohol Fallout

Beer and Wine Contaminated with Monsanto Poison

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Expecting Moms Need to Relax at Holidays

Expecting Moms Need to Relax at Holidays

Stressful Time of Year Impacts Birth Weight

Meditation Soothes Anxiety and Improves Focus

Meditation Soothes Anxiety and Improves Focus

Multiple Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness

Blue Light Raises Cancer Risk

Blue Light Raises Cancer Risk

Dangers with Phone and Tablet Screens

Rosemary Lowers the Blues, Aids Sleep and Memory

Rosemary Lowers the Blues, Aids Sleep and Memory

Reduces Anxiety and Depression

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