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February Issue

Heart Health & Socially
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Letter From Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

We love February in Southwest Florida, and not only because we are blessed with gorgeous weather that beckons us outdoors for physical pursuits; it allows us to connect with others in so many positive ways.

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A Beginner’s Road Map for a Thriving Life

A Beginner’s Road Map for a Thriving Life

This is Mental Health Therapist Rebecca Morley's road map for beginners wrestling with how to change their life and let go of people and relationships that no longer serve them.

Trauma Relief and the Convergence of Two Careers

Trauma Relief and the Convergence of Two Careers

During a 30-year successful career as a psychotherapist, Robert M. Cicione accomplished what others in his field hadn’t. The trauma specialist, who practices in Bonita Springs, allowed his lifelong hobby and parallel career as a fine artist to provide the portal for developing his widely recognized Trauma Relief Unlimited.

Sunshine Discount Vitamins

Sunshine Discount Vitamins

In 1996, Karen Walker was delighted at the prospect of simultaneously realizing a lifelong dream and turning a lifetime hobby into a career when she purchased Sunshine Discount Vitamins, in Naples.

Easing Chronic Pain with Regenerative Injection Therapy

Easing Chronic Pain with Regenerative Injection Therapy

Regenerative injection therapy has become an umbrella for several protocols that alleviate pain and may eliminate the need for surgery on joints such as knees, hips, elbows, wrists and thumbs, and may help with conditions such as whiplash, plantar fasciitis, bunions and TMJ.

Cultivating Well-Being in Paradise

Cultivating Well-Being in Paradise

A recent Psychology Today article notes that although the multifaceted concept of well-being has been acknowledged by psychologists since 1997, its principle attributes remained unidentified until the most widely used theoretical perspectives on the definition were examined in a 2016 study.

This Anti-Aging Facial is Simply Divine

The Simply Divine Skin and Wellness 75-minute anti-aging facial, which begins with a dermaplaning treatment, cools, soothes, hydrates, clarifies and improves skin tone.

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Amazing Embrace

Amazing Embrace

The Healing Power of Hugs

Hugs not only feel good, they also boost the immune system and release healing, feel-good hormones.

A Common Heart Song

A Common Heart Song

Whales Point the Way

Just like whales, when we go deep within, we find the common song that unites all beings.

Warming Up For Winter Sports

Warming Up For Winter Sports

Sure-Fire Ways to Get Fit

Before plunging into winter sports, we can prepare the body ahead of time by toning up major muscle groups.

Heart of a Woman

Heart of a Woman

The Right Choices Keep It Strong

Heart disease kills a startling one in three women, yet with certain lifestyle and dietary changes, 80 to 90 percent of cases can be avoided.

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Your CBD Store Opens in Naples

Your CBD Store opened at 1246 Airport Road, in Naples. Coowners Karen Harris and Lora Bull, of Green Releaf & Wellness, say it’s the first full-retail CBD store to begin operation in the city.

Yoga Fest Naples at North Collier Regional Park

The nonprofit Health and Wellness Sanctuary of Southwest Florida will hold their annual Yoga Fest Naples, featuring unlimited participation in yoga classes of many styles put on by outstanding area teachers for all skill levels, among many other activities on March 3.

SWFL Veg Fest Returns to Bonita Springs

A new lineup of expert speakers will mark the third annual SWFL Veg Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 24 at Riverside Park, in Bonita Springs.

Lotus Blossom Clinic Expands, Adds New Classes

The Lotus Blossom Clinic, in Fort Myers, has expanded its space to create more room for Movement Medicine and other classes, along with special events and meetings.

New Cool Healing Lifestyle Program for Women

Informed by 17 years of experience as a body worker, Candace Tranter Cool, based in Cape Coral, has developed the eight-step Cool Healing Lifestyle program to help women design and live the life they love and deserve, and invites women to experience it by joining her Cool Healing Tribe.

Free Science in Christianity Talk at Cambier Park

Mary Alice Rose, a former meteorologist and a current practitioner of Christian Science, will present The Science of Christianity at 2 p.m., February 16, from the bandshell of Cambier Park, in downtown Naples.

Eckankar Presents Three Special Workshops

Eckankar in Fort Myers is presenting a series of spiritual skills workshops to help in experiencing divine love.

Psychic Fair at Unity of Bonita to Assist Children

A Spirits Row Psychic Fair to benefit the Children’s Outreach program will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 23, at the Unity Church of Bonita.

Special Massage Prices at Neapolitan Spa

Neapolitan Spa, in Naples, is now offering more affordable prices for several traditional Chinese and other massage styles.

Free Lecture Series at AHA! A Holistic Approach Center

AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, in Fort Myers, will present a series of free educational lectures this month.

CREW Concert and Silent Eco-Auction in Bonita Springs

The CREW Land & Water Trust will host its 12th annual Concert and Silent Eco-Auction from 5 to 9 p.m., February 16, at Riverside Park, in Bonita Springs.

Be a ‘Genius’ in Skin Rejuvenation

Assuage Spa, with locations in Fort Myers and Naples, is offering Lutronic “Genius” radiofrequency microneedling, an FDA-approved procedure that combines two innovative technologies into one amazing skin rejuvenating technique, at 15 percent discount off the regular cost throughout February.

Revival Yoga Opening Second Location, Holding Yoga Fest

The Revival Yoga Fitness Studio, a Marco Island waterfront yoga studio, is opening a second location at 4270 Tamiami Trail, Suite 16, in East Naples, by late February.

ChiroThin Weight-Loss Program in Cape Coral

Dr. Debra M. Hopp is launching a new, nationally recognized, weight-loss program called ChiroThin at her Cape Coral office. The all-natural, doctor-supervised, six-week program doesn’t include shakes, bars or prepackaged foods.

Special Makeover Event in Naples

Organic Skincare & Bodyworx owner and President Jayne Koedding will present a special makeover event from 2 to 7 p.m., February 7, at the Naples location.

Five-Day MBSR Program in Bonita Springs

Paulette Grotrian will lead a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from March 27 through 31 at Integrative Mindfulness, in Bonita Springs.

Digital Edition

Natural Awakenings Magazine SWFL (Collier, Lee Counties / Naples, Fort Myers) Digital Magazine
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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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Fish Revival

Shad Return After 174-Year Absence

Bug Apocalypse

Sharp Decline Threatens Ecosystem

Horse Sense

Wild Horses Ride Out the Storm

Bat Cave Rescue

Promising Progress Against Disease

Mind Meld

Translating Thoughts Into Speech

Tips for a Tree-Free Home

Many Ways to Pare Down Paper Use

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Harmful Bacteria Linked to Certain Showerheads

Harmful Bacteria Linked to Certain Showerheads

Inhalation of Steam Leads to Lung Infections

Bitter Melon Eases Knee Pain

Bitter Melon Eases Knee Pain

Relieves Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Zinc Combo Fights Aging Diseases

Zinc Combo Fights Aging Diseases

Protects Against Oxidative Stress

The Power of Thank-You Notes

The Power of Thank-You Notes

People Underestimate the Message

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