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HEALTHY LIVING HEALTHY PLANET letter from publisher
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news briefs Eating for Improved Well-Being
CBD Store Offers Two Locations oin Nurse and Wellness Edu-
in Myrtle Beach
Coastal Green Wellness, a Jcator Terri Mann beginning at
CBD retail company based
in Myrtle Beach, South Caro- 6 p.m. on September 9 at Tidal
lina, founded in November 2017 Creek Co-op, in Wilmington,
by David Spang, now offers two for a weekly forum. Plant-based
locations in the greater Myrtle eating will be the main focus
Beach area as well as a third in and a variety of topics will be
Decatur, Georgia. covered under this theme.
Coastal Green Wellness’s Mann explains, “For the
mission is to educate their community on the benefits of CBD majority of my professional life as a nurse, I have seen first-hand
while providing high-quality, safe and effective products. With and learned about the negative effects diets and nutrition can cause
highly educated staff members, and multiple stages of third- with the body and chronic ailments. As such, my goal is to educate
party testing on all products, Coastal Green Wellness raises the and advise as many as I can about the benefits and options that
standard for the cannabis industry for the Southeast. All three plant-based diets afford us.”
locations offer a wide array of U.S. organically grown CBD prod- Health benefits of eating a plant-based diet include better
ucts including tinctures, creams, salves, capsules, pain patches, overall nutrition, weight loss, healthier heart, lower diabetes risk,
gummies and more. and can reduce some cancer risk. Additional benefits include
Pulling from old family recipes, they have developed a improving your digestion (gut health), reducing chronic dis-
proprietary line of CBD-infused topical products. Besides ease risk, naturally boosting energy, and slowing or preventing
their line of products, they carry the widest selection of CBD cognitive decline, all while supporting the environment and our
brands to offer the most beneficial and competitive selection planet. Mann adds, “Bring your favorite recipe share with you,
to the area. “We are here to help you,” states Spang, “Come any questions you have, and get ready to start eating for your
by or give us a call and our focus will be to help guide you to well-being.”
relief.” Common health ailments they work with, but are not
limited to, are arthritis, anxiety, autoimmune conditions, poor Free admission. Location: 5329 Oleander Dr. For more information
sleep, chronic pain and inflammation. or to attend, contact Mann at 910-470-2745 or Tidal Creek Co-op
Locations: Market Common, 2954 B Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach
and 1220 Hwy. 17S, North Myrtle Beach. Hours: Mon. to Sat., 10 Strings of the Heart:
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit Acoustic Healing in Myrtle Beach
CoastalGreenWellness.com. See ad, page 18.
City of Wilmington ing a Hindustani
Health & Fitness Fair classical music perfor-
mance by Jimmy and
The Wilmington Parks and Rec- Lynn Geddes Wolling
reation Health and Fitness Fair from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on on October 5 at Unity
September 21 at Robert Strange Park. Myrtle Beach to aid in
“This venue will include a number healing and reducing
of budget-friendly vendors including offerings provided by the mental stress.
city of Wilmington Parks and Rec Centers,” comments Marian The Wollings’ performance, whose training began in Vara-
Doherty of the municipality. nasi, India, will include an Indian classical composition called
The fair is open to the general public of all ages and entry is Raga Kirwani, assumed to have originated from the ancient
free. Attendees will learn how to improve their overall health and Carnatic system of music. The scale is the same as the harmonic
fitness utilizing affordable goods and services from local busi- minor in Western music, with all seven notes meaning complete,
nesses and also services offered by the city of Wilmington and played with sounds of melancholy and heartfelt, sentimental
local nonprofits. Activities planned include a scavenger hunt, feelings of love and devotion, which is known to increase healing
prize giveaways, interactive demonstrations as well as informa- and reduce stress.
tion sharing. It’s been reported that benefits of this musical form include
keeping your heart rate and blood pressure normal and also relaxing
your mind. This energetic, but not very fast-paced classical music
can be a perfect partner to boost one’s exercise routines as well.
Free admission. Location: 401 S. 8th St. For more information, Cost: $15. Location:1270 Surfside Industrial Park Dr., Surfside
call 910-341-7852 or visit WilmingtonNC.gov/Departments/ Beach. For more information, call 843-238-8516 or visit
Parks-Recreation/Parks. UnityMyrtleBeach.org. See ad, page 3.
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Mindfulness Expo: Incorporate Mindfulness
IAwareness Practices Into Your Life
t seems the word mindfulness is everywhere these days.
Here’s a chance to find out what it’s all about in a free, open
and welcoming Mindfulness Expo hosted by Bhavana Com-
munity from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 21 at Halyburton
Park, in Wilmington.
“Bhavana Community is a nonprofit organization whose
members are practitioners of mindfulness and yoga,” com-
ments Catherine Ibsen, Ph.D. and founder. “Yoga, meditation,
mindfulness and the many aspects of a more healthy and purposeful life will be demon-
strated throughout the day. Attendees will be afforded the opportunity to view the wide
world of mindfulness and healthy living up close. It’s also an opportunity to meet teach-
ers, leaders and seekers on the path to more purposeful living,” adds Ibsen.
While attending this expo, attendees can enjoy and explore a yoga class or two
without committing to a studio fee and also find out what “walking meditation” is in the
serene, natural setting of the park. There’ll be resource tables with everything from books
and internet sites to reviews of the current crop of apps for silent and guided meditation.
Bring the kids, as there will be activities for them throughout the day as well.
Location: 4099 S. 17th St. For more information or to volunteer, call 910-270-0610 or visit
BhavanaCommunity.org. See calendar listing for event, page 27.
New Book All You Need is Love is Available
N atural Awakenings’ Senior Staff Writer Linda Sechrist is excited
about contributing a chapter to All You Need is Love: The Impor-
tance of Transcending Spiritual Clichés and Living Their Deeper Wisdom,
a new book released by Rampant Feline Media. Sechrist and many other
authors shine a light on many popular spiritual myths that are taught or
implied in today’s spiritual circles.
“Each of us explores one meme and writes about how our cul-
ture of spirituality represents it and how in reality it wasn’t what we
Linda Sechrist were led to believe it was supposed to be. In mine, ‘Enlightenment
is Something You Can Attain—NOT!’, I tell the story of how my 15-year journey of re-
searching, writing and reading books written by luminaries that I interviewed for Natural
Awakenings articles, developed into a spiritual path for my inevitable awakening.”
Visit Amazon.com to purchase All You Need is Love. See ad, page 9.
WEighth Semi-Annual Holistic & Psychic Expo
ilmington’s Own, Holistic & Psychic Expo, held in
downtown Wilmington twice a year, is pleased to
announce the eighth semi-annual expo will be held from
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 2 at the Coastline Conven-
Participants attending this venue will be afforded
opportunities to meet and inquire about services provided
from psychics and mediums, tarot card readings, angel
intuitive readings, crystal healing bed, aura photography,
reiki, tuning forks, chair massage, reflexology, jewelry,
crystals, and much more. Complimentary discussion
groups and raffles with prizes will be included with entry
ticket as well as discounted pricing for reading and heal-
ing sessions that are available. Expo Founders
Cindy Heunemann, Diane
Young and Bonnie Sandera
Cost: $7. Location: 501 Nutt St. For more information, call
910-352-7495 or email [email protected] See ad, page 3.
September 2019 7
news briefs health briefs
Eat Vegan Without
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recreationally two to five times a week. The runners were
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brand-new, comprehensive online searchers found that all three groups had similar exercise ca-
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able in the Southeast North Carolina exercise. The researchers concluded that vegan diets were “a
and greater Myrtle Beach area. Partner- suitable alternative for ambitious recreational runners.”
ing with the Locable Publisher Net-
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The enhanced online calendar will University report. They compared 99 children with IBD
make it easy to share events and discov- with 396 healthy children using interviews with parents
er local happenings in the community. to establish a database. For every 10 minutes of sun-
Business owners can list their natural light exposure a day on average, there was a 6 percent
health and eco-friendly products or reduction in risk, and 30 minutes a day reduced the
services for visitors to discover in the risk by 20 percent. Also, children with deeper tans were
new searchable directory. There are at lower risk. IBD, which includes Crohn’s disease and
opportunities for advertisers to increase ulcerative colitis, has been shown in previous studies
their online reach through a commu- to be less common among people that live in sunnier
nity sponsorship, featured event listings, places and closer to the Equator.
display advertisements and more. Also,
the articles and sections that readers Be a ‘Warm’ Parent to Extend Kids’ Lives
have grown to love can be easily found
and shared through the new website. Cold or unsupportive mothering styles can
Publisher Lori Beveridge says, harm a child’s health into adulthood, Loma
“This is a phenomenal community asset Linda University researchers have found.
to share and inform both our readership Compared to adults mothered in a “warm”
and our advertisers while seamlessly style, adults that had been mothered in a
combing print and digital platforms.” “cold” manner had an average of 25 percent
shorter telomeres, indicating faster cellular
For more information, visit NA-SE- aging, a shorter life span and greater
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September 2019 9
Walk for Acupuncture Awareness
Debuts in Wilmington, Returns to Raleigh
by Gilda Hunt and Linda Tolentino
The North Caro- mentary” medicine. biochemical signaling pathways, such as
lina Society of This is largely due to hormones, neurotransmitters and anti-in-
Acupuncture technological advances flammatory molecules. The body receives
and Asian Medicine is in imaging and increased messages from these small, antenna-like
inviting all acupuncturists, acupuncture clinical research that have shown acupunc- needles to increase the circulation of
enthusiasts and everyone else interested ture eliciting biological changes that have blood and qi (the enigmatic force that
in its benefits to join us from 10:30 a.m. resulted in therapeutic treatments of many creates and sustains life) to the tissues
to 12:30 p.m. on October 5 for our 4th an- different illnesses. Now, we see it offered and organ systems affected by injury or
nual Walk for Acupuncture Awareness to as a complementary treatment modality disease, which in turn assists the body to
be hosted simultaneously in Wilmington alongside allopathic medicine in cancer naturally heal itself of its maladies, with
and Raleigh. treatment centers and hospice settings. The minimal if any negative side effects.
Veterans Administration has been offer-
The event is our largest annual fund- ing acupuncture as an option in treating Acupuncturists are highly trained
raiser to educate the public of acupunc- chronic and acute pain disorders for at professionals that have completed a mini-
ture’s many benefits and its importance as least the last 15 years. mum of a Master’s level education in the
a vital complementary medicine in treating In light of the growing opioid theory and practice of acupuncture, are
pain, addiction and many other chronic epidemic raging across our nation, local nationally board certified and have met
and acute health conditions. Proceeds are and federal legislators have realized that the state’s licensing requirements which
also used to both educate policy makers acupuncturists with Chinese medicine include strict continuing education stan-
and to continue our work with governmen- practitioners can treat physical, psycho- dards. There are other medical profession-
tal agencies, legislative bodies and corpora- logical pain and disease without potentially als like chiropractors and physicians, and
tions to make acupuncture more affordable addictive prescription medications. more recently PTs, that offer medical acu-
and accessible to all North Carolinians Chinese medicine is rooted in the puncture and dry or trigger-point needling
seeking its healing powers. Another impor- theory that the mind, body and spirit/ as services; yet, their training is minimal,
tant goal is to garner support for greater emotions work much like a clock in that all often 200 hours or less, which are held on-
inclusion of insurance coverage and paving these “parts” work together to maintain the line without in-person training. Frequently,
the way for Medicaid coverage. body in an optimal state of health, to not they have little understanding of acupunc-
just survive but to thrive. As with clocks, ture theory and how needle placement
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, no two are exactly the same; we are all in- affects the entirety of the body, not just the
developed in China 4,000-plus years ago, dividuals. Although we may have the same local area of treatment. In addition, they
is the oldest known healthcare system still disorder as a family member or friend, it’s often employ “cookbook” protocols which
globally practiced today. It wasn’t until the likely the underlying weakness in our body fail to take the patients individual constitu-
early 1970s that it was introduced here in that allowed that injury or disease to occur tion into account. This lack of adequate
the U.S. where millions have used it as part is very different from theirs. training and understanding an lead to inef-
of their own personal preventative and Thus, for an acupuncture treatment fective treatments, potential physical injury
wellness healthcare regimen. If covered to be effective when treating illness and to the patient, and promotes the idea that
by insurance and Medicaid, acupuncture infirmities, one must treat the individual, acupuncture doesn’t work.
could be an option to treat illnesses and and his or her state of health at that mo-
pain over surgery or pain medication—full ment, and include points that address all It’s for these reasons that it’s impor-
integration into the Western healthcare three aspects of the person simultaneously tant to educate the public and our legisla-
system. However, until recently it hasn’t to achieve the desired outcome. tors that licensed acupuncturists are the
been widely accepted or understood by the The placement of very thin needles best qualified healthcare professionals to
Western allopathic healthcare system. at specific points all over the body trig- provide safe and effective acupuncture
gers healing mechanisms and pain man- treatments. Most importantly, acupunc-
Most recently, to both the public and agement systems through the release of
the Western medical field, the perception
of acupuncture as an “alternative” medicine
has begun to change to that of a “comple-
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The Veterans Administration has been
offering acupuncture as an option in
treating chronic and acute pain disorders
for at least the last 15 years.
ture by any other name, or performed by someone other than a
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Feeling Their Touch in Nature
M by Maggie Hamilton
any of us have long been curi- detail when we’re in nature—even if we’re
ous about fairies, aching to see in a small park in the centre of a city or an
them as a child, to glimpse their avenue of trees on our street. Silently greet
world. Often, all our longing goes into these living presences. Note their colors and
wanting to see these astonishing beings, scents, the shape of their flowers and leaves.
not realizing we’ve already met them. Study any rocks and stones here. There’s
Fairies live at the heart of creation, something powerful about being seen, as all
and daily they speak to us through our of these details draw us into connection.
Your Market senses, setting them on fire. Know that Develop a relationship with trees.
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Contact us today To enter into a profound relation- in different seasons and weather. Learn to
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Fairies are the heart and soul of living the story of each soul-stopping moment
nature. They speak to us through beauty, with nature’s fairy caretakers will live
as it’s a more healing language than our inside us until we no longer feel separate
own. They whisper to us in the sound of from the web of life. That’s when trees start
the sea and the first appearance of buds in to talk to us—when our soul soars to see
spring. We know when fairies are nearby, a tiny blade of grass pushing its way up
as we feel so alive. So hold these breathtak- through the pavement.
ing moments close. Breathe them in. Ask
intuitively, “What gift is here?”
Maggie Hamilton is the author of the new
To draw close to these powerful beings, Hay House book, Inside the Secret Life of
we can learn to take note of every single Fairies: Where Dreams Come True.
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healthy kids Just having electronics
in sight interrupts focus,
University of Texas at Austin
DKIGIDITASL Freed, Ph.D., a Walnut Creek, California, Dean Drobot/Shutterstock.com
child and teen psychologist and author of
How to Click With Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a
Young Techies Digital Age.
by Ronica O’Hara Part of the challenge we 1 Devise a family master plan
face as parents is that these for tech use. A good place to start
M any Silicon Valley executives devices make things easier
that design devices and apps for us because our kids are is the American Academy of Pediatrics’
have put their own children Family Media Use Plan (HealthyChildren.
in tech-free Waldorf schools, reports The occupied, so if we want org/English/media). “Rules can be general,
New York Times; even Bill Gates and Steve to change our kids’ tech like no video games on weeknights, or very
Jobs strictly limited their kids’ screen time. behavior, we’ll have to change specific, like you can only play YouTube
They know firsthand what many parents how we do things, as well. videos on the living room computer when
fear—that kids are missing out on devel- other family members are present,” says
oping life and social skills because of tech- ~Mariam Gates Angela Roeber, director of communica-
nology that has been deliberately designed tions at Omaha’s Project Harmony, a child
to be addictive. that we can use to help kids navigate the protection nonprofit.
electronic wilds, say experts.
Recent studies link excessive digital 2 Set sensible time limits. The
use by kids to anxiety, depression and, ac- “Parent like a tech exec by estab- American Academy of Pediatrics
cording to a team of University of Southern lishing strong tech limits and actively recommends monitored, minimal screen
California scientists published in the Jour- engaging your kids instead with family, time for kids under 2 years old; one hour a
nal of the American Medical Association, a school and the outdoors,” advises Richard day for kids 2 to 5; and “consistent limits”
doubled risk of attention deficit/hyperac- for kids 6 and older. “What works best
tivity disorder compared with infrequent for my family is a simple kitchen timer,”
users. However, there are sound strategies says Anya Kamenetz, author of The Art of
Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance
Digital Media and Real Life.
3 Talk with kids. Discuss with
them why limits are needed, how to
evaluate internet information according
to its source, ways to exercise caution on
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Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com social media and why some games are deliberately like Mobicip or GoogleSafeSearch, or installing in-depth
designed to be never-ending. A 2015 Korean study of monitoring programs such as Net Nanny, Norton Family
2,376 grade-schoolers published in School Psychology Premier or Qustodio Parental Control.
International found that if parents show warmth and
supervise their kids’ tech use with rational explana- 7 Create enjoyable alternatives. Bicycle with
tions, the children use less digital media. kids in a park. Enroll them in sport teams and art
classes. “Part of the challenge we face as parents is that
4 Ban devices at meals and bedtime. Just these devices make things easier for us because our kids
having electronics in sight interrupts focus, Uni- are occupied, so if we want to change our kids’ tech be-
versity of Texas at Austin researchers found. At night, havior, we’ll have to change how we do things, as well,”
make sure devices are turned off an hour before bed- says Mariam Gates, an educator and author of Sweet
time, and then collect them into a recharging basket Dreams: Bedtime Visualizations for Kids.
by the front door. Keep phones, computers and tablets in
a public part of the home—out of kids’ bedrooms—so 8 Do a family digital detox. During one Sunday
that online activities are in plain view. a month at home, a weekend away camping or a vaca-
tion at a remote spot, keep all devices off and away—and
5 Keep up with the latest tech releases.
Join kids in their games, apps and website visits. watch how kids grow more responsive as they tune back
Check out CommonSenseMedia.org, which rates such into “real life”.
content. If one causes concern, instead of Googling just
its name, add search terms like “risks”, “problems” or “Remember, our kids may always be an app ahead of us,
“child use”. but they will always need our parenting wisdom,” advises
Sue Scheff, a cyber-safety blogger and co-author with
6 Employ parental controls. Websites and Melissa Schorr of Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of
games can be blocked or limited within the devices Online Hate.
themselves. Consider replacing the Safari or Chrome
browser on a device with a kid-friendly version Ronica A. O’Hara is a natural-health writer based in
Denver. Connect at [email protected]
More Help for
NadyaEugene/Shutterstock.com Digital Parents
Parental Control Apps Reviews:
A comprehensive review of options and
Parental Controls by Device:
Starting with what’s at hand Tinyurl.com/
Tap, Click, Read: A valuable
toolkit for parents, including a
worksheet to identify problems
50 Ways to Unplug the
Family: Some good ideas
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During stress, the body MoreVector/Shutterstock.com
is primed to resist or escape
a threat, and … it’s not
going to prioritize
laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, it is now
understood that prolonged daily stress
weakens DNA structures by shortening
chromosome-protecting telomeres, a
major component in premature cell death
and the trigger of genetic, predisposed
markers for disease.
Studies by Dr. Owen Wolkowitz,
of the University of California, San
Francisco, demonstrate the link between
shortened telomeres and insufficient
response to free radicals, resulting in
chronic inflammation, now believed to
be the catalyst of most degenerative
How to Turn Back the Clock
diseases. Psychological stress, according
by Marlaina Donato tering Cancer Center, in New York City, to research published in Proceedings of
which offers reiki sessions and instruction the National Academy of Sciences by Shel-
It has been said that stress kills, and it for patients and caregivers. don Cohen of Carnegie Mellon Univer-
often can be a slow and premature pro- According to a survey by the Ameri- sity, in Pittsburgh, changes how the body
cess, leading to common but avoidable can Hospital Association, reiki and its regulates inflammatory response.
symptoms of decline: impaired memory, close cousin Therapeutic Touch comprise “Stress and inflammation cause pain
loss of mobility, fatigue and decreased one of three top complementary thera- and disease,” says Certified Reflexologist
libido. Good nutrition, getting enough pies in American hospitals, along with and holistic practitioner Martha Garland,
sleep and staying active contribute to vital- massage therapy and music. The Arthritis of CreativeSpirit Healing Arts, in Baltimore.
ity; however, fortifying the nervous system Foundation recommends massage for all “All of this that we carry in our bodies will
is critical to combating age-accelerating types of arthritis and pain syndromes like make us feel much older than our years.”
stress hormones like cortisol. fibromyalgia, as it can reduce discomfort Through application of pressure on
The key to keeping body and mind and stress. specific reflex zones on the feet, hands
young may lie in the therapeutic modali- and ears, reflexologists like Garland can
ties of bodywork, an umbrella term for The Chemistry of help promote the natural flow of bodily
up to 350 methods that include massage, Premature Aging functions. “Reflexology, a modality that
energy work and meridian-based therapies is separate from massage therapy, reduces
like acupuncture, shiatsu and reflexol- Busy lives without enough downtime can the tension, stress and pain that we hold in
ogy, which can improve quality of life and set up the body to be in a chronic state our feet and in the rest of our body, which
promote cellular integrity. Once consid- of “fight-or-flight”, which compromises can promote longevity and better quality of
ered a luxury confined to spas and private cardiovascular health, nutrient absorption, life,” she says.
home sessions, bodywork is moving into waste elimination and immunity. Thanks Certified craniosacral therapist
the medical mainstream with reputable to groundbreaking researchers like Nobel Margaret Connolly, of Narberth, Penn-
hospitals like the Memorial Sloan Ket- sylvania, agrees that mental or emotional
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strain plays a key role in the aging process. As human beings, men can be hesitant. Connolly encourages
“During stress, the body is primed to resist touch is so important. both women and men to experience CST
or escape a threat, and in that situation, it’s and other modalities. “Sometimes men
not going to prioritize restorative activi- ~Anita Bondi are a bit nervous about being touched,
ties,” she says. Craniosacral therapy (CST) whether the practitioner is male or female.
focuses on the cerebrospinal fluid and the Multidimensional Even when open to hands-on therapy,
meninges surrounding the brain, spinal Well-Being some men believe extremely deep pressure
cord and related connective tissue, and is needed in order to be effective.” Not so,
helps the body drop out of excessive fight- Bodywork can assist the physical body, but says Connolly, who cites the experience of
or-flight mode. it can also be a restorative balm for the emo- Mark Bertolini, CEO of the Aetna health
tions and psyche. “As human beings, touch is insurance company, who credits CST with
Pain, Serotonin so important. Massage modalities invite safe, saving his life when he was contemplating
and Substance P healing touch,” says Anita Bondi, licensed suicide and suffering severe neuropathic
massage therapist and a founder of the pain from a skiing accident.
Bodywork and its ability to impact the Wellspring Holistic Center, in East Strouds-
chemistry of stress has far-reaching effects burg, Pennsylvania. “A good therapist will Menopause and
on most bodily systems. Studies in 2016 also educate a client about other benefits of Cognitive Function
from the Touch Research Institute at the a more holistic lifestyle. I believe any time
University of Miami School of Medicine we give ourselves permission to listen to the CST can also have an impact on women’s
have shown that massage therapy helps to body’s wisdom and follow its lead, we reduce hormonal changes. “Very slight movement
regulate hormones, boost immunity, im- stress and increase well-being.” of tissues near the pituitary gland can ex-
prove attentiveness and ease the symptoms While women are more apt to include ert a subtle pumping motion on the master
of depression. bodywork sessions in their health care, gland in a way that will facilitate its
Licensed Massage Therapist Michele
Duncan King, of Sea Spell Massage, in Highlighting
Cannon Beach, Oregon, knows firsthand Bodywork Benefits
how her work can assist in counteract-
ing the energy-sapping effects of stress. For Her:
“When the digestive system doesn’t go
into the ‘rest-and-digest’ state via activa- n Shiatsu and acupuncture for hormonal imbalance, insomnia, mi-
tion of the parasympathetic nervous sys- graine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome
tem, it can affect muscles, joints, organs n Swedish, deep tissue and aromatherapy massage for stress reduction,
and hormones. This, along with elevated premenstrual syndrome, pain, food cravings
cortisol, can certainly make us function n Craniosacral therapy for headaches, back and joint pain, morning
less optimally, making us feel older and sickness, postpartum wellness
less vibrant.” n Maya Abdominal Massage (Arvigo techniques) for reproductive
Traditional massage modalities such health, fertility, bladder health, constipation
as Swedish, deep tissue, Thai and Lomi n Reflexology for healthier skin, food sensitivities, seasonal allergies,
Lomi help reduce blood pressure, boost overactive bladder
immunity by augmenting natural killer
cells, decrease symptoms of depression For Him:
and support the cardiovascular system.
It can also assist lymphatic movement, n Shiatsu and acupuncture for back pain, office-related pain syndromes,
which can prevent cold hands and feet gout and inflammatory bowel disease
and achiness. Massage also raises sero- n Swedish, deep tissue and aromatherapy massage for cardiovascular and
tonin and dopamine levels, neurotrans- lymphatic circulation, blood pressure, depression, anxiety, better sleep
mitters that play vital roles in memory, n Neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, trigger point release and
mood regulation and immunity. cross-fiber friction massage for supporting muscles of the male pelvic
Most significantly, higher serotonin floor integral to the prostate, bladder and sexual health
levels are linked to lower levels of substance n Craniosacral therapy for pain reduction, headaches, asthma
P, a neuropeptide that is central in pain n Rolfing, structural integration and the Feldenkrais Method for
perception. It soars during times of stress, changing structural patterns, pain reduction, body awareness
anxiety and insufficient sleep, and has also n Reflexology for kidney stones
been linked to tumor growth and inflam-
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• Addiction • Multiple Sclerosis ture, which also
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ity in unexpected ways. Garland says, “What really makes a
difference in reducing chronic stress is consistent stress re-
duction. One session occasionally will feel good and reduce
tension temporarily, but will not make a major difference
in reducing stress in the long term.” King agrees: “A mas-
sage once a month is my recommendation for ideal overall
maintenance, and more frequent sessions for specific con-
ditions or goals.”
Research and results confirm that well-being is not a
luxury, but a necessity, and puts to rest the idea that bodywork
is a guilty pleasure. “The more we do to help ourselves, the better
our lives will be as we age,” says Bondi.
Marlaina Donato is certified in massage and bodywork, and is the
author of several books. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.
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SEPTEMBER IS YOGA MONTH
DON’T MISS Yoga gives us
YOUR powerful tools so we
may age gracefully.
CONNECTION The Power of Yoga
Tapping Into the Life Force
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Please support support challenged adrenal glands and guarding against blood clots, stroke and
our Advertisers! lower elevated blood pressure. Getting on heart attack. Yoga can also strengthen the
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you saw them in responses in individuals with autoimmune bone mineral density in women with
Natural Awakenings. conditions or insufficient natural killer cells. postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Thank you. Combined research from 22 studies “Much like a house that sits empty or a
by the University of Edinburgh reveals that car left to sit unused in a garage, our human
yoga, compared to both sedentary lifestyles parts can age and rot without movement.
and other forms of exercise such as walking Movement creates more energy,” explains
or chair aerobics, improved the lower-body Nancy Poole, a teacher at Clarksburg Yoga
strength and flexibility in individuals age and Wellness, in Clarksburg, Maryland.
60 and older. The findings published earlier Joints lose flexibility as we age, but
this year in the International Journal of yoga movement provides them with es-
Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity sential oxygen, blood and nutrients. Lisa
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up for ourselves, an opportunity to nourish
Lisa Moore, owner of Free
the body, our one and only temple. to Be Yoga, recommends:
~Carmen Ferreira Breath exercise:
Moore, owner of Free to Be Yoga, in Great Falls, Montana, un-
derscores, “A joint needs to move through its full range of motion brahmari, or humming
to function well. Movement helps lubricate and cushion joints, bee breath
provides nutrition and removes wastes.”
Benefits: reducing anxiety
Stretching Into Joy How to do it: Close eyes
A 2014 hatha yoga study published in the Journals of Gerontology and gently plug ears with
revealed increased cognitive function in older adults after eight fingers. Breathe through
weeks of yoga three times a week. Yoga’s super power lies in its the nose and hum softly
capacity to reset the autonomic nervous system and ramp up upon exhaling.
mood-boosting serotonin while decreasing monoamine oxidase,
an enzyme that disarms the effects of stress hormones like corti- “Yoga improves lung capacity and brings more energy to the
sol. Under the influence of yoga, the brain is bathed in calming cells, which in turn creates more energy and life force in our bod-
neurotransmitters, combatting depression and anxiety, and instill- ies,” says Ferreira. “It helps us to live from the heart’s center and
ing a sense of optimism. foster a better quality of life,” she adds. “Each time we show up on
our mats, we show up for ourselves, an opportunity to nourish the
“Yoga also helps us to embrace the hard times and ride the body, our one and only temple.”
waves. With the tools that yoga provides, we can swim toward the Marlaina Donato is an author of several books and a composer.
light. It also helps us to experience a more intimate relationship Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.
with body and soul, and in turn make better choices in all aspects
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Moore concurs, advising, “Yoga gives us powerful tools so
we may age gracefully. One of them is to manage stress DIGITAL
The Breath of Life
Conscious breathing is at the core of a dedicated yoga practice,
and a lowered risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disease gives
us another reason to inhale and exhale deeply. Poole observes,
“Our general population does not breathe correctly, and many
of us even hold our breath unconsciously. For my students, the
hardest part of yoga is learning to take deep, full breaths. Old
breathing habits must be unlearned. Once attention is given to
the breath, tensions can be released.”
automatic. free. green.
September Is na-senorthcarolina.com
National Yoga Month
This marks the 10th anniversary of the designa-
tion by the U.S. Department of Health & Human
Services. National Yoga Month was developed
to raise awareness of yoga’s health benefits.
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SEPTEMBER IS YOGA MONTH YOGA traditional yoga asanas with the use of a
hammock or sling and combines elements
GLOSSARY of Pilates and dance. This style is said to
deliver benefits on emotional and psycho-
logical levels and has a fun component.
Ananda: A form of gentle hatha yoga
with an emphasis on meditation. Ananda
combines classic yoga postures with breath-
ing and silent affirmations to attune with
higher levels of body sense, energy and
silent inner awareness. As an inner-directed
practice, it has less appeal to those desiring
a more athletic or aerobic experience.
Anusara: Anusara means “go with the
flow,” and blends spirituality with inner/
outer alignment and balanced energetic
actions. Developed by John Friend in 1997,
this style urges students to think of poses
as artistic expressions of the heart. Indi-
vidual abilities and limitations are deeply
respected and honored, so Anusara yoga
can be helpful for everyone and is good for
Yoga, a holistic art and practice that crease vitality, and improve circulation and Ashtanga: A physically demanding
originated some 5,000 years ago in energy flow. Uplifting and meditative, yoga
India, aims to integrate mind, body can be applied as a spiritual practice, as well. style that is light on meditation, ashtanga
and spirit. The word yoga comes from the yoga employs a fast-paced series of flow-
Sanskrit root yuj, meaning to yoke or unite, Although many schools, or styles, of ing poses to build strength, flexibility and
and refers to the joining of body with mind yoga exist, most differences derive from stamina. Developed by Indian yoga master
and mind with soul to achieve health, bal- the primary focus of the practitioner’s Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, ashtanga’s progres-
ance, tranquility and enlightenment. attention: precise alignment of the body; sively difficult postures are synchronized
holding of the asanas; flow between the with a loud breath (called ujyaii breath
Individuals of every age and physi- postures; breath and movement coordina- in Sanskrit) and are designed to produce
cal condition can benefit from the regular tion; or inner awareness and meditation. intense internal heat and purifying sweat in
practice of yoga, which has been proven to No particular style is better than another, order to detoxify muscles and organs. The
enhance flexibility, strength, stamina and and many students practice more than one. room is usually heated to warm muscles
concentration. Using a combination of asa- and increase flexibility. Preferred by many
nas, or postures, and breathing techniques, Aerial: Originated in California and now athletes, this style is too intense and de-
yoga works to induce deep relaxation and manding for most beginners.
reduce stress, tone the body and organs, in- in several countries. Sometimes branded
as AntiGravity Yoga, aerial incorporates Chair: Practiced sitting or standing, it
uses a chair as a support/prop. Asanas are
adapted from traditional hatha yoga. It
benefits older individuals and those that
are body-challenged. Flexibility is en-
hanced, as well as mind-body awareness.
Hatha: Hatha yoga is the foundational
discipline on which nearly all other styles
are based. In Sanskrit, ha represents the sun
and tha, the moon—hence, the practice is
designed to bring the yin and yang, light
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and dark, masculine and feminine aspects Porters Neck Yoga Co-op SEPTEMBER IS YOGA MONTH
and polarities into balance. Essentially, ha- and Bhavana Community:
tha yoga brings all aspects of life together.
A class described as hatha will likely Connect and Achieve
include slow-paced stretching, asanas, or with Genevera Miller
postures, that are not too difficult, simple
breathing exercises and perhaps seated Genevera Miller has been practicing yoga for about four years. She
meditation. Hatha yoga classes provide a began doing the activity as a way to have a break from her young
good starting point for beginners to learn children, but soon started returning to her mat to learn to love and
basic poses and relaxation techniques. care for herself. “Yoga hasn’t changed my personality, but it has allowed me to pause before
I react, so that I can respond with kindness and compassion,” comments Miller.
Hot Yoga: Hot yoga is performed in a Miller is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor who trained with Frances Murchin-
son in an eight-month yoga teacher training program, Mindfulness and the Eight
heated room using varying temperatures Limbs of Yoga. She is currently enrolled in a two-year, 300-hour advanced teacher
and yoga poses. A Bikram yoga room is training with Mary Glackmeyer and Lexi Hawks.
set at a minimum of 105° Fahrenheit with Miller offers alignment-based hatha yoga, power vinyasa, myofascial release and
about 40 percent humidity, performing 26 yin yoga. Her studio also offers gentle, chair, restorative, meditation and some fun
prescribed asanas. Both forms of heated classes such as Yogalicious and one-set sequence Intermediate Bhavana which is a
yoga help to speed up metabolism and moving meditation.
improve circulation. The best aspect of Porters Neck Yoga Co-op and the Bhavana Community is that
they truly are a spiritual community. They know each other’s names, check in on each
Iyengar: Noted for precise alignment other, uplift and encourage each other to live authentically in a way that allows each
member of this community to realize their highest personal goals. The community
and symmetry of postures, the develop- involvement is so inspiring and reciprocal that when Miller walks through the doors
ment of balance and the use of props such of the studio, she immediately feels bright and loved. To her, that’s the best part of
as blocks, balls and belts, the Iyengar style teaching public yoga—the connection and the intimacy that’s slowly becoming lost in
of yoga was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar, our culture of communicating through screens.
based on his exceptional understanding
of how the body works. Poses are held Location: 106 Marshall Court, Unit 120, Wilmington. For more information, call 910-
longer than usual. Iyengar is a good style 520-6846, email [email protected] or [email protected] or visit
for beginners, but can challenge seasoned BhavnaCommunity.org.
practitioners, as well.
Mandala Yoga Center:
Your Place for Wellness and Joy
“The Mandala Yoga Center is your place for wellness and
joy,” introduces Rebecca Hieter, owner, instructor and school
director. “The studio opened more than 10 years ago as Second
Wind and rebranded nearly two years ago to what it exemplifies
today.” Hieter’s certifications include RYT200, E-RYT500 and
YACEP as well as a bachelor of arts in business administration.
The center offers a vast array of classes including beginner
alignment and vinyasa, power flow, meditation, restorative and yoga nidra, kids’ class
series, yoga for back care, chair yoga for mobility, aerial acro, yoga wall, hot yoga,
gentle yoga, goat yoga, intermediate and advanced lessons, standup paddleboard yoga,
monthly workshops and more as well as a 200-hour registered yoga teacher training
starting in September and February.
“We offer responsible yoga by well-trained and certified teachers for all student
levels. Whatever you desire, we offer to address the way you need to grow and let
go,” adds Hieter. When asked what is the best aspect of the studio, Hieter answered,
“Wellness and joy are aided by our memberships that include massage and reflexol-
ogy. Community events like spa days, free classes and full moon events add additional
value to our scheduled offerings.”
Location: 208 W. Main St., Swansboro. For more information, call 910-325-3600 or visit
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SEPTEMBER IS YOGA MONTH Yoga in Common: is holistic in its approach and teaches the
student how to apply the yoga tools of
A Studio for Every Stage of Life poses, chanting, breathing and meditation.
Function is stressed over form in this style.
Owner Linda Phillips of Yoga in Common explains, “We are a Viniyoga is recommended for beginners
locally designed studio and opened in 2009, back when there and seniors, as well as those in chronic
were only a few places around Myrtle Beach that taught yoga in pain or healing from injury or disease.
a studio setting, or taught yoga classes at all, for that matter.”
“All of our teachers are Yoga Alliance certified at the 200- Vinyasa: A challenging style that
or 500-hour level. We offer yoga teacher training programs for
both of these levels as well,” adds Phillips. matches breath to movement. Vinyasa
Yoga in Common offers a variety of classes including vinyasa flow, basic hatha, yoga poses incorporate alignment prin-
gentle, restorative and yin yoga as well as qigong and meditation. Specialty class offer- ciples and are woven together in a flowing
ings include family yoga, pre-natal and baby & mama yoga. The studio is open every practice that is both intense and dance-
day of the week and offers more than 50 classes each week, so there’s always something like. Translated from Sanskrit, Vinyasa
to accommodate everyone. means “without obstacle”. The style is best
“We offer so many unique workshops and experiences every month in addition suited to energetic, physically fit students.
to all of our regular, weekly classes such as the gentle yoga class taught while a string
trio from the Long Bay Symphony played music as part of the ‘Off Stage’ program; it Yin: Developed by yoga teachers Paulie
was heavenly,” comments Phillips when asked about the best part of Yoga in Common.
“Our studios offer a beautiful and spacious setting. Here you will find people of every Zink and Paul Grilley to improve joint mo-
age and fitness level in all of our classes. We want yoga to be a part of a person’s well- bility and flexibility through holding asanas
being at every stage of their life.” for up to five minutes or longer, yin yoga
complements more intense practices such
Location: The Market Common, 3062 Deville St., Myrtle Beach. For more information, as Bikram, increases circulation in connec-
call 843-839-9636, email [email protected] or visit YogaInCommon.com. tive tissue and fosters inner stillness.
Kundalini: A powerful, enlightening birth. It might also alleviate pregnancy- Please note: The contents of this Yoga Glos-
related headaches, nausea and back pain. sary are for informational purposes only. The
style that incorporates mantras (chanting), information is not intended to be used in
meditation, visualization, breathing and Restorative: Distinguished by the use place of a visit or consultation with a health-
guided relaxation with precise postures. care professional. Always seek out a licensed,
According to Hindu philosophy, kundalini of props, this form of yoga aims to relax certified or otherwise professionally qualified
is a concentrated form of prana, or life the muscles, calm the mind and open up practitioner to conduct a selected treatment.
force, represented by a coiled, sleeping ser- the body through slow movements and
pent said to reside at the base of the spine. passive stretching. Maintaining balance
When breath and movement awaken the and holding gentle stretches for up to 20
serpent (energy), it moves up the spine minutes is made easier through the use of
through each of the seven chakras (energy blocks, bolsters and blankets that support
centers) of the body, bringing energy and deep relaxation.
bliss. Once a closely guarded secret in In-
dia, kundalini yoga was first brought to the SUP: An acronym for stand up paddle-
West in 1969, and has been known to help
with addictions and releasing endorphins board, SUP yoga can be practiced on a
in the body. Kundalini will not appeal to lake or other calm body of water. Hatha
everyone and should be practiced under and vinyasa asanas are employed with the
the supervision of an experienced teacher. intention of challenging the practitioner
to distribute their weight to maintain
Prenatal: This yoga style is specifically balance. Benefits include improved core
strength, circulation and balance.
tailored for pregnant women during all
stages of pregnancy. Its combination of Viniyoga: A transformative, slower
stretching, focus and breathwork make it
ideal for improving strength and decreas- and more individualized form of yoga
ing stress levels in preparation for child- that emphasizes gentle flow and coordi-
nated breath with movement, Viniyoga
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natural pet We reprogram the immune
system so that it no longer
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as an invader.
Natural Remedies for
Allergies to Furry Friends
by Julie Peterson GREEN
Jessica Martinez, a medical assistant
and part-time dog groomer in Rock- Allergen Alert IS SEEN
ford, Illinois, was growing her family— when you
a husband, two daughters and a young Some families opt for one of the so-called advertise with us
hypoallergenic breeds of dogs or cats.
However, experts at the American Lung 910-833-5366
beloved husky. When their third daughter Association and the American Academy
was born with health problems and an al- of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology advise
lergy to dogs, Martinez was determined to that all warm-blooded animals shed
manage the situation. dander: flecks of skin containing pro-
She cleaned fervently—vacuuming,
wiping down hard surfaces, and bathing teins that can cause allergies. Additional
allergens exist in proteins from saliva,
and brushing the dog every day. Everyone urine and feces. Because proteins, not fur,
had to wash their hands frequently. In are to blame, even short-haired or hair-
addition, the room where other dogs were less dogs and cats can elicit an allergic
groomed had to be thoroughly cleaned after response. They’re present in the dander
each session. It all eventually became too of all mammals, including horses, rabbits,
exhausting, and the husky was rehomed.
But there may have been other op- cows and mice.
“Allergies are caused when the im-
tions available to the family, say practitio- mune system cannot discern the difference
ners that treat patients with pet allergies. “I between a safe protein, such as egg, and
personally would rather not recommend a dangerous protein, such as mold, and
that a patient not be around animals,
it starts attacking the wrong ones,” says
because there are so many health benefits Barbara Meconis, a registered nurse and
that animals can bring,” says Rosia Parrish, owner of Holistic Care Approach, in Grand
a naturopathic doctor at Boulder Natural Rapids, Michigan.
Health, in Colorado, and a spokesperson In the home, these proteins can easily
for the American Association of Naturo-
pathic Physicians. become airborne and cling to surfaces and
clothing. They can be carried by people to
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pet-free schools and hospitals, making the I personally would rather allergen as an invader,” Meconis says. “By
proteins difficult to avoid, so for those that not recommend that a removing disharmony at the intercellular
deal with symptoms that range from water- patient not be around level, the body stops being so reactive.”
ing eyes to difficulty breathing, allergies
can flare up in unlikely places. animals because there are Founded in 1983 by Devi Nambu-
so many health benefits dripad, a California chiropractor and
Traditional Medical that animals can bring. acupuncturist, today there are more than
Response 12,000 NAET practitioners and they can be
~Rosia Parrish found at naet.com/practitioner-locator.
“Allergies are one the most complex, unre- exposure to the offending animal proteins.
searched topics,” says Meconis. Because of This can mean vacuuming often, using Parrish recommends natural treat-
the general lack of knowledge in the field HEPA-grade air filters, removing carpet- ments for affected people such as steam
of immunology, people with allergies may ing, leaving coats and shoes at the door and showers and baths with thyme, eucalyptus
have difficulty finding relief, especially washing sheets, mattress covers—and the and menthol to help clear passageways,
when multiple or severe allergies are pres- pet—on a regular basis. along with anti-inflammatory supplements
ent. Pet owners aren’t given many choices. like boswellia, quercetin, nettle leaf, fish oil
Alternative Treatments and magnesium.
“In the last five years, there is a work-
ing theory regarding being desensitized At Holistic Care Approach, Meconis is “Unless an allergy is severe, I think
with incremental exposures, but there is trained in Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimi- that living around cats, dogs and other
no proof,” says Meconis. “Elimination has nation Therapy (NAET), a combination furry animals is a really good thing and
always been the answer from mainstream of allopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, brings so much love and sloppy kisses into
allopathic medicine, so if you are allergic to kinesiology and nutrition. Treatments are our lives,” she says. However, for a serious
pets, they say, ‘don’t have a pet.’” typically effective in as little as one session allergic reaction such as asthma, a pet
per allergy. lizard may be in order.
Parrish suggests that making lifestyle
changes may enable some people to keep a “We reprogram the immune system Julie Peterson has contributed to Natural
furry friend in their lives. Effectively pre- so that it no longer ‘sees’ that particular Awakenings for more than a decade. Contact
venting allergic reactions requires limiting her at [email protected]
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email [email protected] Please call ahead to confirm event times. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 group of like-minded people. Practice working with Sound Bath Meditation – 6:30-7:30pm. Join cer-
you intuition through hands-on exercises, better tified and licensed Vibrational Sound Practitioner
Labor Day connect with you own intuition and fine-tune your Teresa for this immersive sound bath experience
own psychic abilities. Cost: $15. Register Spirit- that is healing, meditative and highly relaxing. She
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 quest.com. 6649 Beach Dr, SW 1, Ocean Isle Beach. uses many sets of instruments with each set circling
910-444-2229. the room to create an immersive effect. Cost: $15.
Snake and Turtle Feeding – 4-4:30pm. Enjoy brief Register at Spiritquest.com. 6649 Beach Dr, SW 1,
presentation about the live animals on display and THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Ocean Isle Beach. 910-444-2229.
then watch them. At least one snake and one turtle
fed during demonstration. Ages 3 and up. Cost: Annual Unity World Day of Prayer – 6-7pm. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
$1. Halyburton Park, 4099 S 17th St, Wilmington. Meditation and Prayer Vigil for Peace. Cost: Love
910-341-0075. offering. Unity Myrtle Beach, 1270 Surfside In- Kayak Masonboro Island – 9am-1pm. For ages
dustrial Park Dr, Surfside Beach. 843-238-8516. 16 and older. Meet at Halyburton Park. Cost: $45.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Must register. 4099 S 17th St, Wilmington. For more
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 information, call 910-341-0075.
Angel Speak – 6:30-8pm. With Sheri Perbeck.
Receive channeled messages from Angelic Realm Auriculotherapy Workshop – 7pm. Join Tracie Make Your Own “Nut” Butter – 6-7pm. Health
in this fun and spiritually healing evening. Cost: Wallace, owner of Alma Massage and Wellness Coach Stacie, aka “The Food Label Ninja,” will
$35. Blue Lagoon Wellness Center, 1202 Floral Center, as we discover how auriculotherapy, an al- demonstrate how to make nutrient-dense nut butters
Pkwy, Wilmington. Call to RSVP: 910-685-2795. ternative therapy that utilizes the ear as a microcosm that aren’t full of unnecessary chemicals. Come taste
of the entire body, can aid us in healing. We will what optimal cell nourishing really taste like. She
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 be exploring history and current development and will compare recipes for you to take home, too. Cost:
have an opportunity to engage a few acupressure $35. Register at Spiritquest.com. 6649 Beach Dr,
Ecstatic Dance – 7-8:30pm. Come together in dance points to clear our energy fields. Cost: $20. Unity SW 1, Ocean Isle Beach. 910-444-2229.
to celebrate life, celebrate Spirit and celebrate each of Wilmington, 717 Orchard Ave, Wilmington.
other. This free-style dance offers a 90-minute playl- 910-763-5155. Mediumship Practice Group – 6:30-8:30pm. With
ist of eclectic and world music inspired by Gabrielle Sheri Perbeck. Explore what it means to commu-
Roth’s Five Rhythms. Cost: $10. Unity of Wilming- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 nicate with those who have passed on to the other
ton, 717 Orchard Ave, Wilmington. 910-763-5155. side in this guidance and practice group that meets
Access Bars Class – 10am-6pm. With Aubrey once a month. Cost: $35. Blue Lagoon Wellness
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Lueck. This energy transformation modality, links Center, 1202 Floral Pkwy, Wilmington. Call to
season wisdom, ancient knowledge, and highly RSVP: 910-685-2795.
Spirit Animal Discovery – 10am-12:30pm. With contemporary pragmatic tools for positive change.
Kimberly “Fox” Coffman. Learn what your Soul Cost: $350. 537 Vorlis Ln, #301, Wilmington. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Spirit Animal is and how it can help you in your 630-292-0216.
relationships, communications, self-care, and more. Health & Fitness Fair – 9am-2pm. Learn how to
Cost: $35. Blue Lagoon Wellness Center, 1202 Floral Spiritscent Essential Oil Workshop – 12:30- improve overall health and fitness utilizing afford-
Pkwy, Wilmington. Call to RSVP: 910-685-2795. 1:30pm. Join Psychic Lisa Ann, creator of Spiritscent able goods and services from local businesses and
Essential Oils, for this wonderfully relaxing work- also services offered by the city of Wilmington and
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 shop. Learn how to use the oils, top 5 must haves, and local nonprofits. Free. Robert Strange Park, 401 S
which Chakra Oil is best for you. Each guest will go 8th St, Wilmington. 910-341-7852.
Daniel Nahmod Concert – 12:30pm. Join award- home with a sample of a Spiritscents Oil. Cost: Free.
winning New Thought musician, Daniel Nahmod Register at SpiritquestNC.com. 6649 Beach Dr, SW save the date
for an uplifting concert of inspirational music. 1, Ocean Isle Beach. 910-444-2229.
Daniel’s poetic and evocative message of peace, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
love and compassion across all nations, cultures Past Life Regression Workshop – 2:30-4:30pm.
and faiths is alive in his music. Cost: Love offering. Ever wonder who you were in a Past Life? Feel- Kinesiology/Muscle-Testing Class 101 – 10am-
Unity of Wilmington, 717 Orchard Ave, Wilming- ing blocked by the same issues and fears? Join 1pm. Presented by Dr. Kim Turner of Simple
ton. 910-763-5155. Psychic Lisa Ann, Author of “Past Lives – Have Wellness. Kinesiology is a non-invasive muscle-
I Been Here Before?” as she explains how to use testing feedback system of body awareness
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Past Lives as a healing tool. The workshop will that accesses the innate healing wisdom of the
include group regression. Cost: $35. Register at body. Learn to identify and correct nutritional
save the date Spiritquest.com. 6649 Beach Dr, SW 1, Ocean Isle balances, energetic imbalances, and determine
Beach. 910-444-2229. which foods and supplements are the best for
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 you and your loved ones. Cost: $45 plus required
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 textbook. Pender County Public Library, HWY
Lunch and Learn “Power of Sculpsure” – 17, Hampstead. [email protected] or
12-2pm. Experience the power of Sculpsure, an Community Dinner – 6:30-8pm. Learn about our 910-228-8675.
FDA approved, non-invasive laser that contours office and chiropractic care. Bring a friend and
the body, helping you achieve a natural-looking, Mindfulness Expo – 10am-3pm. Free. Open to
slimmer appearance. Target stubborn areas that general public of all ages. Yoga, meditation, mind-
diet and exercise can’t tackle. Demonstration fulness, and the many aspects of a more healthy and
and complimentary personal consultations. Gift purposeful life will be demonstrated throughout the
bags, appetizers and wine provided. Enter to win day. Halyburton Park, 4099 S 17th St, Wilmington.
free Sculpsure procedure. Cost is free but must 910-270-0610.
RSVP to reserve seat. Biosymmetry, 265 Racine
Dr, Wilmington. RSVP (req’d): 910-399-6661. Wellness Workshop: Sugar & Gluten Sensitivity
– 11am-12pm. With Chris Poorten. Food choices
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 along with attitude are central to consciously devel-
oping a healthier and more vibrant lifestyle. Learn
Psychic Development – 6:30-7:30pm. Everyone is how to listen to your own body and understand
psychic! Come join Psychic Lisa Ann and a fabulous what it has been trying to tell you. Participants will
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receive a free healthy recipe worksheet. Cost: $15. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
Blue Lagoon Wellness Center, 1202 Floral Pkwy,
Wilmington. Call to RSVP 910-685-2795. Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival – 10am-5pm. save the date
See September 27 listing. Murrells Inlet.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
Say What You Mean: Speaking with Spiritual
Fall Bird ID – 9am-3pm. Join Becky Skiba with NC Authority – 1-3pm. With Linda Martella-Whitsett. Acupuncture Walk for Awareness – 10am-
Wildlife Resource Commission and Any Fairbanks Learn to cultivate speaking skills that are congru- 1pm. Come out and join NCSAAM’s annual
to explore various bird habitats in Wilmington, ent with an evolving consciousness of non-duality. Walk for Acupuncture Awareness. Proceeds from
Carolina Beach and Ft Fisher areas to identify Learn Oneness language to support current beliefs. event are for raising public awareness, assisting
warblers, raptors, waders, shorebirds and many Cost: $20. Unity of Wilmington, 717 Orchard Ave, in increased insurance coverage and patient
more. Transportation provided. Cost: $30. Meet Wilmington. 910-763-5155. access to acupuncture, and in garnering sup-
Halyburton Park, 4099 S 17th St, Wilmington. port toward legislative efforts for NC Medicaid
910-341-0075. plan ahead coverage. Cost: $15/walker. Register @ SSL.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 MacCrae Park, 314 Pine Grove Dr, Wilmington.
For more information, call 919-410-6494.
Community Acupuncture-Morehead City – Aura Photography – 10am-7pm. With Howard
1-4pm. Get comfortable on yoga mats with bolsters Minton. Special guest returns offering Aura Pho- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
and blankets, a few chairs are available as well, to tography and healing. Call ahead to schedule. Cost:
experience the benefits of acupuncture. Treatments $60. Blue Lagoon Wellness Center, 1202 Floral Night Fall Fair – 3-10pm. Featuring local psychics,
are given individually as you relax in the group Pkwy, Wilmington. Call to RSVP: 910-685-2795. healers, shamans, artists, crafts and more. Free ad-
setting. Cost: $25. Uptown Yoga, 4915 Arendell mission. Blue Lagoon Wellness Center, 1202 Floral
St, Morehead City. TheFarEastClinic.com. 252- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 Pkwy, Wilmington. 910-685-2795.
Bats Citizen Science Workshop – 9am-1pm. Bats SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Citizen Science Workshop at Halyburton Park. Cost:
Free. 4099 S 17th St, Wilmington. RSVP by October Sharron’s Fabulous Crystal Trunk Show –
Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival – Noon-6pm. 3. Call for details: 910-341-0075. 1-5pm. Browse through and connect with unique
Annual event with over 100 artisans participating. and powerful healing crystal specimens. Free ad-
Entertainment and food available Cost: $10/Free, mission. Blue Lagoon Wellness Center, 1202 Floral
adults, 15 & under. Huntington Beach State Park, Pkwy, Wilmington. 910-685-2795.
16148 Ocean HWY, Murrells Inlet. 843-237-4440.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
Discovery Hour – 3:30-4:30pm. Drop in for in-
teractive exhibit. Park educators present displays save the dateSharron’s Fabulous Crystal Trunk Show –
featuring touchable animals, plants, and artifacts
from park collection. Cost: Free. Halyburton Park, 1-5pm. See October 19 listing. Wilmington.
4099 S 17th St, Wilmington. 910-341-0075.
SATSUARTDUARYD, ANYO,VNEOMVBEEMRB2ER 2
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Holistic & Psychic Expo – 11am-6pm. 8th
Awesome Apples – 10-10:30am. Part of Nature Semi-Annual Wilmington’s Own. Includes
in a Nutshell program for ages 2-5. Nature theme psychics and mediums, tarot card readings, an-
brought to life through stories, songs, games, hikes gel intuitive readings, crystal healing bed, aura
and other hands-on activities. Children must be photography, reiki, tuning forks, chair massage,
accompanied by adult. Cost: $3/child. Halyburton reﬂexology, crystals and more. Complimen-
Park, 4099 S 17th St, Wilmington. 910-341-0075. tary talks, raffle with prizes. Cost: $7/entry
fee. Coastline Convention Center, 501 Nutt St,
Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival – 10am-6pm. Wilmington. 910-352-7495.
See September 27 listing. Murrells Inlet.
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for 30-/60-min sessions. Blue Lagoon Wellness the more there is in
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schedule: 910-685-2795. ~Oprah Winfrey
Eating For Wellbeing – 7pm. Starting Sept. 9.
Teri Mann leads a plant-based diet discussion and saturday
ensuing weekly forum. Bring favorite recipe share
with you and any questions you may have. Cost: Holistic Health Practitioner Training – 3rd Sat.
Free admission. Tidal Creek Co-op, 5329 Oleander This comprehensive class will empower and equip
Dr, Wilmington. 910-799-2667. students with all the principles a holistic health
practitioner needs to counsel others in natural
wednesday health care. Call for times, location and details.
SouthernInstituteOfNaturalHealth.com or call/text
Monthly Bird Hikes – 8-9:30am. 2nd Wed. Flyover 910-216-0100.
to participate in monthly Bird Hikes, co-hosted
with Wild Bird & Garden. Birders of all levels are Natural Family Basics – 2nd Sat. beginning in Oc-
encouraged; over 200 species recorded. Cost: $9/$5, tober. Curriculum for parents, teachers and children
adults/New Hanover County residents and military as a local class for Brunswick Islands area. Courses
(ID required), free for members. Airlie Gardens, 300 encourage individuals to take responsibility of their
Airlie Rd, Wilmington. 910-798-7700. own health. Call for times, location and details. South-
ern Institute of Natural Health. SouthernInstituteOf
Kundalini Yoga – 10am. Enjoy a spiritual, physi- NaturalHealth.com or call/text 910-216-0100.
cal, mental and healthy way to ignite your soul
energy and connect to Truth and Love. Kundalini Psychic Readings – 10am-1:30pm. Guest readers.
Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a life changing Drop-ins welcome. 15-, 30-, 45- or 60-minute ses-
technology that incorporates kriya, mantra, mudra, sions; price varies per session length. Blue Lagoon
meditation and other tenants of yogic philosophy. Wellness Center, 1202 Floral Pkwy, Wilmington.
Cost: $5. Unity of Wilmington, 717 Orchard Ave, Call to schedule 910-685-2795.
Thermography Scans – 10am-4pm. 1st and 3rd
Readings with Kim Logan – 10am-2:30pm. Kim Sat. Mammography doesn’t see anything till it’s
Logan of Charts & Healing Arts will offer com- something..., Thermography can see something
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Cost: $1/min. (10-min. minimum) with longer Beacon Thermography at Elite Chiropractic, 1319
sessions available. Madame Meerkat’s Cabinet of Military Cutoff Rd, Ste LL, Wilmington. 910-803-
Curiosities, 1001 S Kerr Ave, Wilmington. Text Kim 2150. BeaconThermography.com.
Unity Book Group – 12:30-1:30pm. Current book:
The Power of Now by Eckhart Trolle. Cost: Love of-
fering. Unity Myrtle Beach, 1270 Surfside Industrial
Park Dr, Surfside Beach. 843-238-8516.
Meditation Group – 5:30-6:30pm. 1st and 3rd
Wed. in Unity bookstore. Cost: Love offering. Unity
Myrtle Beach, 1270 Surfside Industrial Park Dr,
Surfside Beach. 843-238-8516.
Chenrezig-Amitabha Sadhana – 7:30pm. Chen-
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