Natural Awakenings Twin Cities - September 2019Sep 01, 2019 12:00AM ● By Candi Broeffle
Featuring: Age-Defying Bodywork PLUS Yoga Therapy
Letter from the Publisher
It has been a few months since I have written a publisher’s letter, and I appreciate the grace you’ve shown me during this time. The summer brought many changes for our family, including purchasing a home in the Twin Cities and putting our home in northern Minnesota on the market. This has kept us busy with many projects, including packing and purging, remodeling and repairing. It’s quite the exciting time, and we are looking forward to starting a new chapter and being closer to all of the friends we’ve made through Natural Awakenings.
Our transition will be complete this fall, and I am so grateful for the more pleasant weather as the heavy lifting begins. September brings us sunny days of comfort and nights of cool relief—a much needed reprieve from the humidity of Minnesota summers! The thing I love most about Minnesota is the ability to experience each season in all its glory—though my favorite seasons of spring and fall seem to be getting shorter each year. The impact of climate change is evident to those of us who remember the lingering days of these transitional times.
This month, the health of the planet and its inhabitants is at the core of writer Yvette Hammett’s article “The Re-Use Revolution: Plastics Peril Drives New Strategies.” The growing plastics crisis has some people yearning for the days when soft drinks and beer all came in reusable containers that required a deposit, or when milk and cream were delivered to the front porch in quaint glass bottles. Learn how some states, municipalities and private companies are taking us back to the future in innovative ways.
As we breeze into fall, vitality is the watchword for recharging batteries. Writer Marlaina Donato offers a comprehensive guide to ward off inflammation and premature cell death in “Age-Defying Bodywork: How to Turn Back the Clock.” She explains how fortifying the nervous system through massage, acupuncture and reflexology is critical to combating age-accelerating stress hormones like cortisol—and has now been embraced by the medical mainstream.
I hope you will join me this month in turning back the clock and slowing the speed of life. There is much to do, but nothing more important than taking care of ourselves.
Wishing you wellness!
Candi Broeffle, Publisher
Candi Broeffle, Publisher
This Month's Articles
BHVC 2019 Fundraiser in OctoberBrett Hack Vasculitis Charities (BHVC) is holding its annual fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m., on October 24, at the Chart House, in Lakeville. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and a silent auction. BHVC is a volunteer organization and all proceeds go to fund their mission of patient advocacy, vasculitis awareness and research. Read More »
Body and Brain Yoga Tai Chi Opens Second Location“Before I opened my first center in Maple Grove, I had a vision to open a total of three centers to heal Minnesotans,” shares Kim. “In order to heal society, we must first heal ourselves. Since humans are the only ones who can heal the problems, it is up to us to raise our consciousness.” Read More »
Bruno Groening Teachings Reveal a Path to HealthA series of talks about a natural, cost-free way of attaining healing and help through the teachings of Bruno Groening, from September 23 through October 2, in the Twin Cities. Read More »
Children 18 and Under Offered Youth MediMorphosisMas Sajady announces the official launch of a free event for children called Youth MediMorphosis, to be held from 2 to 6 p.m., on September 22, at the Lake Harriett Spiritual Community, in Minneapolis. Read More »
Energy Medicine for Enduring HealthLifestyle changes like clean eating, moving and connecting to community help a great deal, but also consider energy therapy to support and heal at all levels, making your journey one of joy rather than pain—aging gracefully, indeed. Read More »
Get a Move On! Easy Movements for Improving Your HealthOur bodies are continually bombarded with environmental pollutants and chemicals. Movement is key to releasing and cleansing our bodies of accumulated toxins. Here are a few simple suggestions. Read More »
IntraAwareness Offers Personal Growth and Development as LifestyleIf you are looking to incorporate physical fitness, yoga, spiritual connection and wealth development into your life, you will want to check out the newly opened IntraAwareness Lifestyle Studio, located at 104 West Franklin Avenue, in Uptown Minneapolis. This space is the culmination of 20 years of perseverance and dedication from IntraAwareness founders Jeremiah and Amanda Rangel. Read More »
Join in a Climate Strike EventOn September 20, millions of people worldwide will walk out of their classes, jobs and homes as part of a Global Climate Strike, with many organized events taking place nationwide. Read More »
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Registration Opens for Fall Wisdom GatheringAmy Vasterling, of Intuitive Pathfinder, resumes the Wisdom Gathering this fall, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., beginning September 22, at Art Works, in Eagan, and registration is now open. Read More »
Soul StoriesDiscover the meaning of your life experiences and view your life from your soul’s perspective. Learn how to let pain and suffering show you its meaning and purpose, making way for growth and wisdom. Read More »
Timeless Benefits of DanceNew research indicates how dancing is having an impact on physically debilitating diseases like Parkinson’s and cognitive age-related issues such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Read More »
Age-Defying Bodywork: How to Turn Back the ClockThe key to keeping body and mind young may lie in the therapeutic modalities of bodywork, including massage, energy work, acupuncture, shiatsu and reflexology. Read More »
Ayurvedic Cooking: Ancient System Restores BalanceAyurveda works to rebalance health in coordination with mind-body energy. An Ayurvedic diet can address imbalances and optimize health and well-being. Start with these simple recipes. Read More »
Be a ‘Warm’ Parent to Extend Kids’ LivesResearchers have discovered that cold or unsupportive mothering styles can harm a child’s health into adulthood. Read More »
Be Wary of Dental AntibioticsIt has been found that preventative antibiotics prescribed by dentists for senior patients with specific heart conditions are unnecessary 81 percent of the time. Read More »
Brainy Beasts: Elephants Never Forget—What They SmellElephants have such sensitive olfactory discrimination that they can determine different amounts of food just by sniffing it. Read More »
Breathing Risk: Pollution Rises Across the U.S.Air pollution in general worsened markedly across America between 2015 and 2017, likely due to raising temperatures from climate change. Read More »
Cetacean Liberation: Canada Bans Captive Sea MammalsCanada’s Parliament recently passed legislation banning the practice of breeding and keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity. Read More »
Cola Quandary: Companies Urge Vietnam Recycling PlansSuntory Holdings, a giant Japanese beverage company, has joined its rivals Coca-Cola and Nestlé to encourage new recycling strategies to fend off outlawing single-use plastic items. Read More »
Deathly Air Pollution: More Deadly Than CigarettesNew research finds that toxic air is killing more people in Europe than tobacco smoking. Read More »
Digital Kids: How to Click With Young TechiesSound strategies from experts that parents can use to help kids navigate the electronic world we live in. Read More »
Eat Vegan Without Compromising StaminaA new study shows that eating a vegan diet does not compromise endurance in runners. Read More »
Fairy Magic: Feeling Their Touch in NatureFairies are the heart and soul of living nature. To enter into a profound relationship with fairies, first we must believe in them—we must make-believe. Read More »
Growing Pains: Climate Changes Upend FarmingCultivation throughout the U.S. is becoming more difficult because of unpredictable weather patterns, leading to higher prices and lowered productivity. Read More »
Lower Anxiety to Ease AllergiesThose suffering from anxiety or depression are more likely to have seasonal or chronic allergies. Read More »
Pet Peeve: Natural Remedies for Allergies to Furry FriendsNatural, alternative treatments for those who are affected by allergies from dogs, cats and other furry animals. Read More »
Radha Agrawal on Creating Connections and CommunityEntrepreneur, DJ and author Radha Agrawal is on a global mission to catalyze community and connect people with her new book. Read More »
Sleep Tight to Keep Ulcers at BaySleep quality, including taking longer to fall asleep and waking more during the night, may be linked to the development of peptic ulcers. Read More »
Soak Up Rays for a Healthier BowelRegular exposure to sunlight can decrease the incidence of irritable bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, in children. Read More »
Sustainable Scrubbing: Tips for Toxin-Free House CleaningSafe and effective non-toxic, green cleaning solutions using natural ingredients that are good for our health and the planet. Read More »
The Power of Yoga: Tapping Into the Life ForceThe many health benefits of practicing yoga, including protecting against loss of mobility, cardiovascular disease and depression, lowering elevated blood pressure and much more. Read More »
The Re-Use Revolution: Plastics Peril Drives New StrategiesThe growing plastics crisis has inspired companies to shift away from single-use containers to ones that are reusable with a deposit. Read More »
Trees Please: Rain Forest DwindlingThe Amazon Rain Forest continues to lose habitat for animals and plants by clear cutting practices that add to the burden of climate change. Read More »
Try Maqui Berry for Dry EyesMaqui, black berries that grow wild in the rain forests of Chile and Argentina, show promise for relieving dry eyes and eye fatigue from excessive screen time. Read More »
Venous Rising: Natural Help for Varicose VeinsVaricose veins can cause pain, cramping, itching, swelling and lead to blood clots and poor circulation. Here are natural strategies to alleviate symptoms and prevent them from developing. Read More »