Collier and Lee Counties Edition
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April Issue

Sustainable Living &
Creative Arts Therapy

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Letter From Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Our annual Earth Day edition is always one of my favorite issues to orchestrate—not just because our team had so much fun tapping our deep roots to Gaia, the mother of all life, but also because Southwest Florida Earthlings have created so many beautiful ways to gather in community this month.

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The Unexpected Gift of an Illness

The Unexpected Gift of an Illness

Overexposure to mold brought Dona Parker the double-edged sword of a gift that left her with the unfavorable consequence of serious health issues in addition to the favorable consequence of a career change and a new business—the Tree of Light Whole Body Rejuvenation Center, in Naples.

Monica Dabney

Monica Dabney

Miami, Monica Dabney, a doctor of Oriental medicine, wellness consultant, certified professional life coach, homeopathic professional, reiki master and board-certified acupuncturist, recently began offering her services at Trim and Tone Medical Spa, in Naples.

Certified Muscle System Specialists Alleviate Pain

Certified Muscle System Specialists Alleviate Pain

A certified muscle system specialist, who has undergone specific training and education, views pain as an information management issue with words as the information indicating something is wrong.

Earth Day Spotlights Species

Earth Day Spotlights Species

his year, the Earth Day Network is asking people to join its Protect Our Species campaign to raise awareness of the crucial roles that plants and animals play in the ecosystem and the current threats faced by many of them.

Non-Invasive Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift

Non-Invasive Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift

Since 1987, injections of platelet-rich plasma have been used to promote cell regeneration.

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Bringing Up Kitty

Bringing Up Kitty

Get Off on the Right Paw

Adorable as new kittens are, they need the right conditions, from bedding to food to scratching surfaces—and a proper introduction to their new home—to thrive.

Loving Nature

Loving Nature

Outdoor Adventures for Kids

In a time in which digital devices often rule, kids will happily head outdoors for adventures involving gardens, bugs and birds that spark their interest and creativity.

Potluck for the 21st Century

Potluck for the 21st Century

Breaking Bread, Building Community

Using phone apps as well as workplace and neighborhood contacts, friends and strangers are coming together to share healthy, home-cooked meals.

Power Switch

Power Switch

Taking a Home Off the Grid

Costs are down, technology is up and tax credits are up for grabs. There’s never been a better time to declare energy independence and explore solar, wind and geothermal options.

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A Spirit Festival at Unity Church of Naples

A Spirit Festival, a curated gathering of many of the area’s best psychics, healers and speakers presented by Goddess I AM and Unity Church of Naples, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 6.

Life Transforming Workshops at Goddess I AM

Richawn Cranor, an empowerment and communication specialist, motivational speaker and success coach, will lead a seven-week Life Transforming Workshop series from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning April 15 at Goddess I AM Healing & Arts Center, in Naples

Purely You Spa Offers Special Anti-Aging Facial Process

Purely You Spa, a certified organic spa in Naples, is now offering a special advanced anti-aging skin resurfacing facial experience.

Revive Psychology Begins Holistic Mental Health Counseling

Beginning this month, Revive Psychology, owned by chief counselor Carol Roldan, is providing in-office holistic mental health counseling in both Naples and Fort Myers, along with telephone and online service.

Free Information About Cannabis Oil in Fort Myers

Laura Cavanagh will give two free presentations, provide tastings and answer questions on cannabibiol (CBD)/cannabigerol (CBG) oil and how it can help improve the brain and body on April 18 and 23.

Forest Therapy at Happehatchee Center in Estero

Rich in native plant life and nestled into the Estero River, the Happehatchee Center, in Estero, provides ample opportunities to experience the benefits of forest therapy.

Genna to Present Special Workshop at Open Path

Vincent Genna, MSW, will lead an Awaken Your Intuition and Inner Vision workshop that focuses on self-love and mastery.

Salary Negotiation Workshop for Women

A Salary Negotiation Workshop will be presented by the Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation from 8:30 to 11 a.m., April 11, at the Community Foundation of Collier County building, in Naples.

Caring Medical Offers H3 Prolotherapy

Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics, in Fort Myers, provides natural, regenerative medicine techniques, one known as H3 Prolotherapy, a comprehensive injection technique that stimulates the body to repair painful areas of chronic pain cases.

Food Vendors Added to Health & Wellness Faire

Food vendors nonprofit Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida, Irene’s Dream Juice Bar food delivery service and caterer Mindful Meals have been added to the Holistic Chamber of Commerce of SWFL inaugural Health & Wellness Faire, April 6.

Massage Green Spa Opens in North Naples

Massage Green Spa & Stretch Smart Infrared Therapy will hold a grand opening party from 3 to 7 p.m., April 11, in the Galleria Shops at Vanderbilt at 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 190, in North Naples.

Learn To Let Stress Go at SpelLIFE Summit

The sixth annual SpelLIFE Women’s Wellness Summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., April 13, followed by a VIP luncheon to 2 p.m., at the Naples Community Hospital’s NCH Telford Education building.

Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer

Also known as the Psychic Explorer, Mark Anthony is a science-based evidential medium that bases his ability to explain the existence of the afterlife and the reality of spirit communication on quantum physics.

Organic Mulch Is a Viable Waste Management Strategy

Recycling yard waste rather than putting it in the trash transforms twigs, leaves, grass clippings and palm fronds into valuable compost, saving precious landfill space.

Tapas Acupressure Treatment Eases Phobias and Stress

The Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT), developed in 1993 by Tapas Fleming, a licensed acupuncturist in California, is a simple non-invasive process used to effortlessly dissolve many past emotional traumas.

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Awakening America

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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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Muddled Message

GMO Labeling Diluted

Worldwide Worry

Environmental Risks Register as Top Threat

Over Dose

Citrus Crops to Receive Human Antibiotics

Fuel Folly

Nuclear Waste Disposal Remains Elusive

Our Planet

Netflix Series Reveals Its Fragile Beauty

Support Citizen Action Against Plastics

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Household Cleaning Products Affect Babies’ Guts and Weight

Household Cleaning Products Affect Babies’ Guts and Weight

Disinfectants Linked to Health Concerns

Smoking Bans Lower Blood Pressure

Smoking Bans Lower Blood Pressure

Local Restrictions Improve Health for Citizens

Curcumin Boosts Fertility in Men

Curcumin Boosts Fertility in Men

Increases Sperm Count and Motility

Sugary Drinks Linked to Kidney Disease

Sugary Drinks Linked to Kidney Disease

Dangers of Sweetened Beverages

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