Ride the Yoga Wave at Surf Rider Yoga Grand Opening

Surf Rider Yoga, in Daytona Beach, is introducing itself to the community by opening its doors for a family-friendly grand opening celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. on September 20. Attendees can enjoy live music, dancing, drum circle, live art, wine, potluck, a hoop dance performance by Shellie White Light and a raffle. Surf Rider Yoga strives to create a safe space for any and all who would like to “surf a journey” into physical, mental and spiritual fitness through alternative athletics. They explain, “We are an ocean of human beings with individual struggles that share a common wave…yoga!” Location: 300 Seabreeze Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, call 386-947-7941… Read More

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Unity of Daytona Beach Invites, ‘Come Pray with Us’

September 12 marks the 26th anniversary of Unity’s World Day of Prayer. The twenty-four-hour vigil will begin on September 11 at Unity World Headquarters, at Unity Village, Missouri. Live streaming of events will begin at 7 p.m. central time. This year’s theme is “Infinite Presence, Unlimited Potential,” and tens of thousands around the world will unite with this year’s affirmation, “I celebrate the vast possibilities in my life.” Unity of Daytona Beach invites area residents to stop by any time between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on September 12 as they hold spiritual space and affirm unlimited possibilities for themselves, others, the community, the nation and the world. They hope… Read More

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Bring the Family and Learn to ‘Plant This Not That!’

September 28 is National Public Lands Day, and North Peninsula State Park is celebrating by offering Plant This Not That!,a free event designed to provide the community with information on the benefits of removing non-native invasive plants and planting Florida natives. The event takes place from 9 until 11 a.m. Literature will be available explaining how to identify invasive exotic plant species that occur in the area and how to remove these plants. All participants will receive a native Yaupon Holly plant and will have educational opportunities through exhibits from various organizations.The park’s own “Pepper Picker” volunteers will demonstrate how they remove invasive Brazilian pepper from the park and will… Read More

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Natural Concepts Revisited Becomes CSA Drop-Off Location

For the past 10 months, Natural Concepts Revisited has been offering organic produce from Common Ground Farm, in DeLand. They are excited to announce that they will now be a drop-off point for the farm’s community-supported agriculture (CSA) members in the DeLand area.Membership applications are available at the store. Each week’s share will be a little different in variety and quantity, depending on what’s growing in the season and how much is harvested from the fields that week.There will be several different items in each share,including salad greens, cooking greens, root vegetables, herbs and other vegetables.Natural Concepts Revisited owner Jo Anne Staley says, “I believe their produce will greatly complement… Read More

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September 2019 Publisher Letter

A lot has changed in my life during the three years since becoming a Natural Awakenings publisher. I’m pleased to notethat the thrill of seeing each monthly edition come together still sustains me through a dizzying and sometimes chaotic rush to meet our print date. Perhaps it’s due in part to my increasing awareness of the potential of this magazine and the power that’s unleashed by connecting with ourselves and others in our community. This month I welcome managing editor Melanie Rankin, herself a former Natural Awakenings publisher. Melanie and I connected over our commitment to bring readers vital and actionable information in each monthly magazine. I’ve always viewed my publisher role as a connector, putting readers in contact… Read More

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October 2019 Publisher Letter

  Welcome to your October edition! An abundance of information is packed into this issue, with a focus on surprising connections. Sometimes the cause and effect of a physical or emotional condition isn’t a clean, linear path. Issues that seem unrelated end up being closely intertwined. Such is the case with the doorway to our body, and the beginning of our digestive system. Your oral health affects the heart, lungs, kidneys and even your brain. Holistic dentistry is getting a fresh look for its whole-body approach. Writer Ronica O’Hara details the growing body of less invasive and less toxic approaches to dental care. Learn how to have dialogue with your… Read More

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July 2019 Publisher Letter

Agriculture takes center stage this month with fresh perspectives on where and how we produce our food and why it matters. Are you ready to consider growing your own food? With tainted crops making headlines regularly there’s an urgent need to explore self-sufficiency. There’s growing concern about the standards for certified organic produce, as demand for it has spiked beyond the capacity of inspectors to ensure the organic label is deserved. Enterprising entrepreneurs are capitalizing on our appetite for organics and have developed niche businesses serving urbanites and suburbanites alike. Learn how organic city farming is made easy in “Crops in the City: Urban Agriculture Breaks New Ground.” From rooftops and vertical tower gardens to abandoned warehouses, growing… Read More

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Physical Therapy for Pets at Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation in DeLand

Holistic and alternative therapies have been growing in popularity over the past decade. We find these modalities to be helpful for ourselves, so why not use them for our furry friends? The newest field in veterinary medicine is canine rehabilitation. This physical therapy for pets integrates alternative therapies that relieve pain and inflammation such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, laser and supplemental therapy. At Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation in DeLand, rehabilitation veterinarian Dr. Lisa Mason, a veterinarian with extra training in canine rehabilitation and acupuncture, treats dogs and cats with all kinds of mobility problems. “Our facility is the only one of its kind in Volusia County, treating dogs with arthritis, sprains,… Read More

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Passionate About Essential Oils. Catching up with Ashas Elixirs founder, Sam Warren

According to Asha’s Elixirs founder Sam Warren, we are the first generation of human beings to have the entire world’s knowledge of essential oils at our fingertips. For those that are into “all things natural,” he believes it’s truly a great time to be alive. “Essential oils are effective at helping us find relief from many of the aches, pains and illnesses that living in this modern world presents to us,” says this plant medicine aficionado who affirms that natural, plant-based methods are the best pharmaceuticals for a healthy, happy life. Q: How did you become so passionate about essential oils and plant medicines? SW: The very first product I… Read More

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June 2019 Publisher Letter

Can you believe this year is at the halfway point? It seems like only a few weeks ago we were raising glasses to the start of 2019. Time flies when you’re having fun; and I must admit I’m having the time of my life this year. Spring was exceptional, with cool mornings and balmy nights. While it’s still too cool for a dip in the ocean, the ocean breezes make horseback riding on Flagler Beach divine. Taking time for self-care has expanded from eating well and working out, to doing things that bring me bliss. I hope you’re also making time to do things that bring joy into your life.… Read More

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