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August 2015

August 2015

August is upon us, and the first thing that comes to my mind is that summer is almost over.

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Send the Kids Back to School

Send the Kids Back to School

Without Worrying What Germs They’ll Bring Home

The onset of August means back-to-school season is officially underway.

Dirce Kennedy

Dirce Kennedy

Contemporary Portrait Painter

Artist Dirce Kennedy loves people.

Living the Good Carb Revolution

Living the Good Carb Revolution

In the last century, we have gone from about five pounds of sugar per person per year to more than 140 pounds; In the last century, we have gone from about five pounds of sugar per person per year to more than 140 pounds.

Healthy Living Begins with Ample Sleep

Healthy Living Begins with Ample Sleep

Taking steps to improve your mental and physical well-being may fall flat if you’re not spending enough time recharging your body.

The Inner World of Super-Sensory Children

The Inner World of Super-Sensory Children

According to James W. Peterson, author of The Secret Life of Kids: an Exploration into their Psychic Senses, almost seven percent of children may have involutionary paranormal experiences on a daily basis.

The Wildlife Center of Venice

The Wildlife Center of Venice

Guardians of the Natural World

Some months ago, my neighbor John and I took an uncharacteristic evening stroll.

 The Paradox of Surrender

The Paradox of Surrender

In the Midst of Being Fully Present

When Corey Firnstahl, my friend, co-worker and affectionately called “work husband” suddenly passed away last May, I was caught totally off-guard and have since been dealing with a tsunami of changes around our spiritual center.

Go Solar

Go Solar

The Cost-Effective and Eco-Friendly Solution to Your Next Utility Bill

In the most basic terms, solar power can be defined as the “conversion of natural sunlight into electricity”

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Joe Dispenza on The Power of Thought Alone to Heal

Joe Dispenza on The Power of Thought Alone to Heal

Fresh thinking allows us to overcome subconscious beliefs that hamper our healing.

Animal Talk

Animal Talk

They Have Lots to Say If We’d Only Listen

Animals continually communicate, and by quieting our minds, we can tune into what they’re saying.

Speaking with Strangers

Speaking with Strangers

The Simple Pleasures of Connecting

In our device-laden world, we’re passing up the enjoyment of chatting with people we don’t know.

Think Before You Ink

Think Before You Ink

How to Make Body Art Safe and Reversible

A tattoo that feels adventurous today can cut off future adventures, especially when it comes to jobs.

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Affinity Dog Behavior and Training Comes to Englewood

Affinity Dog Behavior and Training Comes to Englewood

Tracey Schowalter, one of the Southeast’s top dog trainers and behavior specialists, has relocated, bringing a new name and a fresh, lively take on training to Englewood.

Big Cat Habitat Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Big Cat Habitat Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor® has awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence to Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, a nonprofit safe haven for big cats, bears and other animals in need.

Turn Back the Clock on Physical Aging

After 13 years in Key West as the owner and esthetician of one of the city’s premiere spas, Nadine Toriello recently moved to Sarasota and opened All About You Skin and Body Institute.

Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Care PlayShop on Vision, Sight, and Seeing

Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Care PlayShop on Vision, Sight, and Seeing

Suncoast Jin Shin Jyutsu is offering a self-care PlayShop that explores an holistic approach for eye and vision well-being based on the ancient hands-on healing art, Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Colon Therapy Clinic Announces New Location

Colon Therapy Clinic Announces New Location

Long known for providing effective opened and closed colonic systems to treat various digestive disorders, Colon Therapy Clinic has recently moved to a different location.

Heartwood Retreat Presents Annual Yoga Festival

Heartwood Retreat Presents Annual Yoga Festival

September is National Yoga-Month, and Heartwood Retreat commemorates this occasion with an enriching yoga festival on the grounds to benefit our community.

Feng Shui Expert Kathy Keh Offers Ba Zhai Consultation

Feng Shui Expert Kathy Keh Offers Ba Zhai Consultation

Sarasota Concert Association Presents 2015-2016 Munchtime Musicales Series

Sarasota Concert Association Presents 2015-2016 Munchtime Musicales Series

The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) offers “Munchtime Musicales,” a community outreach program that showcases the talents of locally based, accomplished musicians who represent various musical styles including classical, folk, jazz and pop.

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Trendy Transit

More Americans Hop on Buses and Trains

Fracking Halt

Earthquakes Derail Dutch Gas Production

Crab Crisis

Valuable Horseshoe Species Going Extinct

Pistachio Power

The Nuttiest Biogas Around

Solar Timeshare

Buying Kilowatts from Each Other

Diaper Discovery

Mushrooms Grow on Disposables

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Health Briefs

Happy Couples Sleep Closer Together

Happy Couples Sleep Closer Together

Proximity at Night Linked to Contentment in Relationships

Sad Music Can Lift Our Mood

Sad Music Can Lift Our Mood

Melancholy Tunes Improve Spirits

Call for Worldwide Protection from Wi-Fi Radiation

Call for Worldwide Protection from Wi-Fi Radiation

Possible Cause of Cancer

Glyphosate Self-Testing Now Available

Glyphosate Self-Testing Now Available

Check Levels in Tap Water, Urine, Breast-Milk

Pistachio Nuts Help Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Artery Health

Pistachio Nuts Help Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Artery Health

Food for the Heart

Constipated Kids Helped by Tummy Massage

Constipated Kids Helped by Tummy Massage

Brings Natural Relief for Kids