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May / June 2018 Digital Edition

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Natural Awakenings Magazine of Greater Richmond
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Letter from Publisher

Letter from The Publisher

Letter from The Publisher

And just like that, another school year is coming to a close. That may not be the first thing on many of your minds, but I think it’s really starting to hit me now that my baby boy is finishing up his junior year of high school and we’ll just have one more year with him living at home full time.

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ONE Wellness

Athletes may refer to it as “being in the zone”. A writer may call it “flow”. In any professional or personal situation, this state of connecting passion to action will inspire a sense of peace and focus.

Seed Cycling to Balance Hormones

Seed cycling is a gentle but effective tool to balance hormones with the use of different seeds during the phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle.
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Pillow Self-Talk

Three Questions to Ponder Before Sleeping
Spending a few minutes each night with three purposeful questions will help us to rest content and awaken with joy.

Eco-Upgrades for America’s Landmarks

Monuments and Parks Adopt Sustainable Practices
From the Grand Canyon to the Gateway Arch to the Empire State Building, America’s landmarks are making the old new again with Earth-friendly changes.

Five Reasons to Love a Cat

They Bring Health and Happiness Home
Cats are low-maintenance, health-enhancing roommates; they’re also surprisingly eco-friendly.

Healing the Hard Stuff

Natural Approaches Resolve Major Illnesses
Although gentle, natural modalities effectively treat a host of major health issues, people that happily use them as a first resort to ward off illness often turn to mainstream medicine by default when confronted with a serious problem.
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Waterborne Drugs

Meds in Urban Streams Drive Microbial Resistance

Helping Hands

Recycled Plastic Transforms into Prosthetics

Women Warriors

Africans Unite to Save Rhinos

Obsolete Packaging

Grocer Shuns Plastic Trays

All That Glitters

Sparkly Microbeads Face Ban

Love Rocks

Inspiring Messages that Surprise

 

 

Community Calendar

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VegFest Bigger Than Ever

The 16th annual Richmond VegFest will be held from noon to 6 p.m., June 23, in the Azalea Gardens at Bryan Park.

Rolfing Provides Long-Lasting Pain Relief

West End Rolfing, a new business located at 10617 Patterson Avenue, offers therapy for the musculoskeletal system to release and rebalance fascia, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones.

Feeling Fit With Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga has a new home in Richmond at 213 Roseneath Road, Suite 102, thanks to a collaboration between Nora Vimala Pozzi, owner/director of the Integral Yoga Center of Richmond and Slash Coleman, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.

Tibetan Monks Return to Richmond

Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in the south of India will once again be visiting the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, from May 8 through 13.

Putting Mantras Front and Center

Richmond-based MantraDog has launched a new ecommerce platform to bring eco-friendly, sustainably sourced, non-toxic, personalized yoga mats to practitioners throughout the U.S.

Relieve Foot and Lower Limb Pain

Arti Mehta, founder of ProStride Orthotics, LLC, is a board-certified pedorthist and orthotic fitter. ProStride is committed to providing high-quality orthotic treatments and alleviating foot and lower limb pain.

Second Annual Peace Love RVA Yoga Festival

Peace Love RVA, a homegrown effort by Stephanie Quinby and Sue Agee, two local friends with deep ties to the Richmond yoga community, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 2, rain or shine at Maymont Farm.

Lucid Living Opens New Space on Grace

The holistic healing and wellness center, Lucid Living, has relocated downtown to 300 East Grace Street.

Nature Walks Instill Mindfulness

Dina Joy, the owner of the new local business Mindful & Intuitive Living, focuses her attention on helping women simplify their lives and cultivate more meaningful relationships by learning to mindfully listen to and trust their inner wisdom.

Learn How to Cook for Special Diets

Laurel Herman, the “blissed-out chef”, is also the “culinary medicine chef”.

Adiva Naturals Opens in Shockoe Bottom

Adiva Naturals, a local manufacturer of luxury hair and skincare products, has moved into Shockoe Bottom with a new showroom and manufacturing facility at 1802 East Franklin Street.

Tricycle is Urban Ag in Action

Tricycle, Richmond’s leading urban agriculture nonprofit organization, is training the next generation of urban farmers to create a healthy future through urban agriculture.

My Nourishing Kitchen Offers Plant-Based Meal Prep Workshops

Karen Rountree has opened My Nourishing Kitchen a healthy, plant-based, meal prep business in the Ashland area.

Volunteers Needed at Hospice

Ascend Hospice of Virginia is seeking compassionate individuals to join their End of Life Doula volunteer program.
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Well Into Life Massage & Bodywork

Well Into Life Massage & Bodywork has added Sabrina Cheatham and Colleen Parlante to their skilled team of therapists.

Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center

Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center has grown a lot over the past year and has some exciting staff changes to announce.