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April 2014

April 2014

While our northern neighbors are still fighting the effects of the brutal winter, we Southwest Floridians are gliding into another pleasant season.

Hay House, Inc

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Backyard Birds and Butterflies

Backyard Birds and Butterflies

Native Habitats Draw Critters and Delight Kids

Creating a backyard wildlife habitat provides valuable teaching moments.

Wilderness in Sidewalk Cracks

Wilderness in Sidewalk Cracks

Small Nature Reaches Out to City Kids

City kids are often taught that nature is out there beyond the city limits, but one science educator and photographer shows how everyday nature has the power to transform.

Live Green, Save Big

Live Green, Save Big

Five Eco-Friendly Life Decisions that Can Actually Save Us Money

Every pivotal life decision, from choosing where we live to eating healthier, can support our best interests environmentally, as well.

Homemade Eco-Cleaners

Homemade Eco-Cleaners

DIY Recipes Keep Your Home Naturally Clean

Americans use 35 million pounds of toxic household cleaning products annually.

Good Riddance to Bad Vibes

Good Riddance to Bad Vibes

Escaping Electromagnetic Exposure

We crackle with energy. Natural electromagnetic fields within us regulate how our bodies work. Plus, we continually encounter many outside energy fields from Wi-Fi, cell phones and towers, power lines, microwave ovens, computers, TVs, security devices and radar.

Ice Chaser

Ice Chaser

James Balog’s Dramatic Images Document Climate Change

National Geographic photographer James Balog says he was skeptical about climate change until he saw it happening firsthand.

Qi Whiz

Qi Whiz

Qigong Steps Up Vitality and Serenity

A proven practice for supporting health and self-healing, qigong has been used in China for millennia to maintain and improve physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Pooch Protocol

Pooch Protocol

Good Manners Make a Dog Welcome

It seems dogs travel just about everywhere with their humans these days.

Culinary Mushroom Magic

Culinary Mushroom Magic

Delicate Powerhouses of Nutrition and Medicine

Mushrooms have played a remarkable role in human history.

Action Plan for Parents

Action Plan for Parents

Seven Signs of Food Sensitivities

In recent years, Pediatrician William Sears has seen many more cases of asthma and eczema in his San Clemente, California, office.

Gluten-Free on the Go

Gluten-Free on the Go

Safe Eating Away from Home

Although following a diet without gluten has become easier due to increased availability and labeling of gluten-free foods, we still need to know how to make sure which foods strictly qualify.

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Serendipity Robin Mead

Serendipity Robin Mead

Robin Mead sees her whimsical, colorful art as an “expression of joy,” translated onto paper, canvas and the digital screen.

Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Pearl Cream by Dr. Anna is celebrating five years in business with an Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 11.

Sunlight Yoga Offers Meditation and Motion

Sunlight Yoga Offers Meditation and Motion

Debbie Downing, owner of Sunlight Yoga at The Power of One, in downtown Venice, offers classes that feature asana postures and poses, as well other yoga modalities.

Lunch and Lecture on Chronic Cough

Lunch and Lecture on Chronic Cough

Ear, nose and throat specialist and fellowship-trained Laryngologist from Harvard/Mass General Hospital, John Paul (J.P.) Gniady, M.D., will give a lecture on the common cough.

Englewood Celebrates Earth Day

Englewood Celebrates Earth Day

The second annual Earth Day Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 27, at Buchans Park, in Englewood.

Hypnotherapist Greenberg Leads Weight-Loss Seminar

Hypnotherapist Greenberg Leads Weight-Loss Seminar

Hypnotherapist Rena Greenberg will offer an introductory weight-loss class on April 3 and a two-hour seminar on April 12 at The Open Center, in Sarasota.

Celebrate Earth Day at Charlotte Harbor April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at Charlotte Harbor April 22

The Yoga Sanctuary and Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC) will celebrate Earth Day by offering yoga at 5:30 p.m., April 22, at the Center’s greens.

April is Customer Appreciation Month at Special Nutrition

April is Customer Appreciation Month at Special Nutrition

Special Nutrition is offering spring promotions among products from major brands including Enzymedica, Garden of Life, New Chapter, ReNew Life, Country Life and more—many of which are organic and gluten-free.

Tea and Puppets at Waldorf Sarasota

Tea and Puppets at Waldorf Sarasota

Tea and Puppets, a creative storytelling experience for parents and children, is offered in the Little Seedlings/Nursery classroom at Waldorf Sarasota.

Stem Cell and Regenerative Orthopedics Seminars

Stem Cell and Regenerative Orthopedics Seminars

The medical team at Gecko Joint & Spine will present public lectures April 1, 15 and 29 on the newest and most advanced methods of stem cell and regenerative orthopedics, and why surgery might soon become much less common as these treatments become more mainstream.

ReFlex Arts Presents Yoga Specialty Workshop

ReFlex Arts Presents Yoga Specialty Workshop

Over the next few months, ReFlex Arts and Dance Studio at the Heartwood Retreat Center will offer 10 different workshops covering varying aspects of yoga theory, philosophy and practice.

Acupuncture Facelift Seminar

Acupuncture Facelift Seminar

Anna Baker, DOM, and founder of Faces by Dr. Anna, will present a seminar on changing the course of facial aging with her muscle-tightening acupuncture face and neck lift.

Brazilian Intuitive Healer Now Serving Venice Area

Brazilian Intuitive Healer Now Serving Venice Area

Waldete Fioretti, a fourth-generation intuitive healer who has been practicing hands-on and longdistance healing for over 20 years, has relocated to Englewood.

Celebrate Earth Day at Charlotte Harbor

Celebrate Earth Day at Charlotte Harbor

The Yoga Sanctuary and Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC) will celebrate Earth Day by offering yoga at 5:30 p.m., April 22, at the Center’s greens.

 

 

 

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Pocket Parks

Pocket Parks

Mini-Parks and Plazas Invite Passersby to Pause Awhile

Space for urban parks is increasingly popping up in unexpected, underused and under-appreciated places.

Gobbler Renaissance

Gobbler Renaissance

Wild Turkeys Bounce Back Across America

The National Wild Turkey Federation reports that a public/private initiative launched in the last quarter of the 20th century is succeeding in restoring turkey populations.

Economic Buffer

Economic Buffer

Survey Equates Frugal Habits with Healthier Lives

A study shows that most middle-class Americans who have adopted sensible spending habits in response to the economic slowdown say that their newfound frugal behaviors are making them healthier.

Overfished Oceans

Overfished Oceans

Urgent Need for Sustainable Seafood Buying Practices

A study shows that at least 75 percent of the world’s fish stocks are now considered fully- or over-exploited or depleted as a result of a sevenfold increase in fish harvesting.

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Boomers Likely to Embrace Cohousing Trend

Cohousing is a growing phenomenon in both rural and urban areas, and a trend that baby boomers are likely going to embrace.

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Mindful Meditation Eases Loneliness

Mindful Meditation Eases Loneliness

Reduce Thoughts of Being Alone

It Pays to be Optimistic

It Pays to be Optimistic

Health Benefits of Positive Thinking

Relief for Tension Headaches

Relief for Tension Headaches

Massage offers Alternative Healing Method

Update on Black Tea’s Mineral Content

Update on Black Tea’s Mineral Content

Caution to Excessive Drinkers