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January / February 2018 Digital Edition

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Natural Awakenings Magazine of Greater Richmond
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Richmond, VA 23221
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Letter from Publisher

Happy 2018

Happy 2018

Happy 2018! Is it just me or do the years seem to be clipping by at a faster pace with each trip we take around the sun?!
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APEX-MD PROVIDES

Becoming healthy and maintaining wellness is a process that can be eased by engaging a group of experts. At the Apex-MD Integrated Holistic Wellness Center, in Glen Allen, a team of health and wellness practitioners provide a wide array of services for achieving this, naturally.
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City Homesteading

Creating Sustainable Urban Living
Across the country, people in communities of all sizes are crafting ways to grow food, build eco-homes and live in harmony with the environment and each other.

Self-Love

Silent film star Charlie Chaplin shares wisdom gained through a long, well-lived life.

Do-Good Dogs Do Almost Anything

Service Animals Train to Help People in Need
Able to do open doors, pick up items, brace their person against falls and call 911, service dogs create a more active and pleasurable life for people living with disabilities.

Rising Above Adversity

How to Strengthen Your Resilience Muscle
By choosing self-direction instead of self-pity, we can turn difficult times into opportunities to grow and even thrive.
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Range Brutality

Shooting Wild Horses and Burros

Renewable Payoff

Germany Undergoes an Energy Renaissance

Auto Revolution

Industry Revs Up for Electric Car Future

Sealife Sanctuary

Greenpeace Lobbies to Create Huge Antarctic Preserve

Bottle Buyback

Britain May Charge Deposit to Reduce Bottle Litter

Bureaucratic Bungle

Monsanto Still Gaming the System

Chrysalis Institute

Community Calendar

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ONE Wellness Opens with a Variety of Wellness Options

ONE Wellness is a new holistic wellness center located at 4110 Fitzhugh Avenue, offering a unique range of classes, services and workshops to cultivate and balance the mind, body and spirit in a relaxing community atmosphere.

Laser Therapy Now at Richmond Chiropractic Neurology

Richmond Chiropractic Neurology now offers Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) treatments. LLLT uses superluminous and laser diodes to irradiate diseased or traumatized tissue with photons.

New Food Therapy Book by Local Author

Sarah Thacker, a yoga instructor at Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center and Therapist at Richmond Creative Counseling, recently published a book, Wholistic Food Therapy: A Mindful Approach to Making Peace with Food.

Mobile OM Yoga & Wellness Hits the Road

Shannon Somogyi, C-IAYT, recently launched Mobile OM Yoga & Wellness, a mobile yoga business that teaches small group yoga and wellness classes, offers professional development and kids’ yoga and participates in events and festivals along the East Coast.

Skincare Services Now at The Wellness Village

The Wellness Village has added a Master Esthetician, Anna Vikul with Richmond Skincare, to their team of integrative practitioners. With a medical degree from Ukraine, Vikul trained in both allopathic (traditional) and integrative medicine.

River’s Way Finds New Location for Expanded Services

River’s Way Healthcare of VA has moved to 5500 Monument Avenue, Suite T, near St. Mary’s Hospital. “Along with this change in location, I am refocusing my practice,” states owner Nancy Powell, M.D.

River City Acupuncture Welcomes New Practitioner

Vicky Lee, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, is joining River City Acupuncture in January. Lee specializes in acute and chronic pain management, fertility, digestive and emotional health and more.

Vegan72 Restaurant Challenge to Encourage Meatless Dining

Vegan Action is hosting Vegan72, Richmond’s inaugural vegan restaurant challenge, from January 26 through 28.

Experience the Healing Practice of Breathwork

Melissa Terese Young, founder of Breathwork Worldwide and a Breathwork facilitator, is happy to be bringing the practice to Richmond. Breathwork is a respiratory therapy rooted in Eastern cultures. It originated centuries ago as a yogic pranayama (breath control) practice.

Kinis Active Wear is for Everyone

Kinis is a new active wear company in Richmond that designs innovative products that help people realize the full strength of their body and mind.
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Dr. R. Keith Bell

Dr. R. Keith Bell, founder and clinical director of Oriental Medicine Specialists, PC, has earned a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degree.

Ellen Bernstein

Certified Holistic Health Coach Ellen Bernstein has completed advanced training in Aroma Acupoint Therapy, graduating from an intensive AAT Master Healer program.

Dr. James Tait IV

Dr. James Tait IV, a board-certified chiropractic physician and Richmond native, has returned to his hometown at Back In Action Health Resource Center .