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May / June 2017 Digital Edition

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Event Briefs

Cause and Effect

Activists Will ‘Sue’ Monsanto in Mock Trial

Recycling Revolution

Global Rise Bolsters Sustainability

Protest Songs

Rocker Neil Young Celebrates Food Democracy with New Album Tour

Apple Crunch

Celebrating Pesticide-Free Orchards
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Archive »Environment

EPA: A Muzzled Watchdog

E.G. Vallianatos Seeks to Put Bite Back into the Agency
Political corruption has resulted in America’s most critical environmental enforcement unit turning into the “polluter’s protection agency.”
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Archive »Community Building

Change Makers

Inspired to Act
Dedicated to improving their slice of the world, activists are energetically tackling problems that range from food waste in California to poor sanitation in Haiti to Alzheimer’s treatment in New York.
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Archive »Community Building Briefs

Nature’s Metric

Rethinking All Aspects of Society

Making Strides

November 1 is Extra Mile Day

Farm Therapy

Veterans Heal Through Agriculture

Thriving Eco-Towns

Malaysian Villages Model Sustainability
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Letter from Publisher

There’s so much to celebrate in this issue. Since it spans the months of May and June, we have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day (I love you mom & Wood and dad & Anne!).

Letter from Publisher

As I write this, we have had a pretty mild winter; yet still, I am ready for spring. I love going outside without a jacket on, seeing flowers beginning to bloom and birds building their nests.

Letter from Publisher

Happy 2017! The new year brings with it so much possibility and potential. And this issue, jam-packed with interesting news, articles and events provides you with a multitude of ways to ensure that your year is full of opportunities for healthy living.

November/December Publisher Letter

September/October 2016 Publisher Letter

Happy September! It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since I took over this wonderful publication. Eighteen issues later and I still look forward to each one—it makes me excited about the future of healthy living in the greater Richmond area.

July/August 2016 Publisher Letter

Happy July! As we enter into the lazy, hazy days of summer here in RVA, I can’t help but be thankful for the river that runs through the heart of our city.

May/June 2016 Publisher Letter

I wish a Happy Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to all of the parents reading this issue, with a special shout out to mine for being so loving and supportive.

March/April 2016 Publisher Letter

What will you do this year to honor and care for this planet we call home?

January/February 2016 Publisher Letter

Happy 2016! It’s a brand new year full of potential. What will you do with it?

November/December 2015 Publisher Letter

Happy November! I can’t believe we are entering into the last two months of 2015. Where does the time go? It seems to be passing faster and faster and there are so many moments I want to savor without them speeding by.

September/October 2015 Publisher Letter

And just like that, it is September. Changes abound now—the changing seasons, the changing leaves, even the changing traffic patterns with the school buses and students back on the roads.

July/August 2015 Publisher Letter

Happy Summer! This issue marks two years that I have been publishing Natural Awakenings Richmond.

May/June 2015 Publisher Letter

With this issue comes Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and the beginning of summer, and the many changes that come as the seasons cycle.

March/April 2015 Publisher Letter

Happy spring! What a lovely time of year this is in RVA—the sun shines warmer, the James flows with exuberation, the buds begin to blossom and the birds seem to sing more joyfully.

January/February 2015 Publisher Letter

I always love the opportunity the new year brings to take stock of the past year and decide if any changes need to be made.

November/December 2014 Publisher Letter

Ahhh—the holiday season is upon us. I always look forward to this time of year.

September/October 2014 Publisher Letter

Another summer has come and gone. Is it just me, or do they go by more quickly the older we get?

July 2014 Publisher Letter

This summer is special for me as it marks a full year of being the publisher of Natural Awakenings Richmond.

May/June 2014 Publisher Letter

May and June are upon us – for me, these months conjure up the images of freshly mown grass, fruits and vegetables ripening on the vine, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gatherings and celebrations, the start of BBQ season, school ending and summer officially beginning.

March/April 2014 Publisher Letter

I am ready for spring, with its warmth, sunshine and freshness.

January-February 2014 Publisher Letter

Happy New Year! I can’t believe another year is upon us, yet I am always excited by the prospect of new beginnings.
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Explore Wild Art at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Regional artists will entwine art and nature from May 26 through October 1 on 50 acres of cultivated landscape at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to spark a new way of interacting with the natural world.

Chrysalis Fall Theme Full of Narratives

This fall, Chrysalis Institute presents a rich and varied array of classes, workshops and programs focused on the theme, The Narrative Thread: Story and the Search for Meaning.

New Hometown Advances in Laser Tech

USA Laser Biotech, in Bon Air, has introduced a new generation of Lumix laser systems for pain relief.

Three Heads are Better Than One

Satori Poch, a licensed acupuncturist and owner of Comfort Acupuncture, LLC, has been approved to practice at Parham Henrico Doctor’s Hospital.
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A New Holistic Approach to Pelvic Health

Getting to the core of the core is the focus of Pelvic Floor Yoga, a holistic approach to pelvic health created by Leslie Howard.

Agriberry Farm

Yields Virginia’s Berry-Rich Bounty
At Agriberry Farm, pleasing the eye and delighting the palate with fresh picked berries and nourishing fruits is the first order of business. Beyond that, owners Anne and Chuck Geyer, along with their two adult children, Colleen and Pierson, are advocating for farmers, as well as helping young adults learn about the land, hard work and being fiscally responsible.

Generosity is Contagious--Catch It

The kindness movement is alive and well in Richmond, with many opportunities to be generous.

Boosting Your Health

with Yoga
Although yoga quickly became popular as a system of physical exercise in the Western world, it has a meditative and spiritual core as well

Create a Healthier & Happier Version of Yourself at Apex MD

Integrative medicine, a primary focus at Apex MD, is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person—treating the mind, body and spirit synergistically.

The Gift of Presence

in Richmond-Area Schools
As a methodical process for relaxing, tuning into the present moment and quieting the brain, mindfulness can help students deal with issues by using reason and not just emotion, which assists in dealing with the stress and anxiety of the teen years.

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