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Welcome to Natural Awakenings Online

June Issue

Livable Communities
& Natural Beauty

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Community is a Nebulous Word

Through awareness and active participation, each of us can have a positive impact on the livability in our local community. Our individual and local actions have a cumulative positive effect on our planet.
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Time Banking Builds Resilient Community

Time banking is a skills exchange platform that uses a different kind of currency—time—to provide new ways to link untapped community capacity with unmet needs.

Ripple Effects of Community and Benefits of Joining Together

Natural Awakenings spoke with four local advocates for creating community: They all agree that joining in fellowship with others creates opportunities for connection and collaboration.

Protect Pets Against Lyme Disease

The best protection against Lyme disease is to use natural products that repel ticks such as amber collars and neem oil. Check pets daily for ticks.

Essential Oils Repel Bugs Naturally

Applying essential oils alone or in a carrier oil prior to outdoor activities provides effective relief against unwanted attention from bugs.

Doglicious Spa & Wellness Center Provides Education for Optimal Pet Health

As people continue to embrace holistic nutrition and wellness for themselves, they also want that same quality care for their beloved dogs and cats.
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Eat Right to Sleep Well

10 Foods Help Us Relax and Rest
Rather than popping a pill, eating certain foods can kick-start hormones that help us get a long, deep night’s sleep.

We Need Clean Waters

Streams and Rivers Are Life Links
Efforts are underway around the country to make polluted waterways clean again and to instill local appreciation for their many helpful roles.

Peter Gros on Preserving Wild Nature

The wildlife expert explains why we should appreciate wolves, snakes and bats and what he finds encouraging about an enlightened focus on wildlife protection.

Running with the Kids

Strengthens Body, Mind and Family Spirit
Families with children as young as 5 easily bond when they mindfully run together at a fun pace.
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Help Indigenous Amazon People

Awakening the Dreamer York will be holding a Gratitude Gathering at Sonnewald Farm, beginning at 3 p.m., June 9.

Get in Touch with the Fertile Earth

Sonnewald Farm will host the 90-minute 20th anniversary Made in America Tours event for all ages at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 13, 14 and 15, and 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on June 16.

Be Part of the First Earth Love Festival

The nonprofit Amethyst Retreat Center will host the inaugural Earth Love Festival all day June 30 and July 1, with the message Water is Life: A Celebration of the Susquehanna.

Established Holistic Expo in York

The 18th New Visions Holistic Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., August 11, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 12, at the York Expo Center Memorial Hall.

Learn How to Really Relax

Dr. Louise Hatfield and Michael Fleming, of Awakening to Presence, will conduct two workshops on Learn How To Relax—part one on September 15 and 16, and part two on October 20 and 21, at the Dixon University Center.

Web-based Learning Series Starts Production

The three co-founders and hosts of the show have started production, interviewing prominent local and national speakers and healers to share their wisdom in a conversational format.

Happie Soul Massage Loves Veterans

Happie Soul Massage Holistic & Alternative Therapy has joined with Hands for Heroes to provide a predetermined number of free bodywork sessions each month for veterans to help them deal with the stress encountered while on duty, as well as physical complaints common to service men and women.

Mother Earth Puts on Quite a Show

The Mother Earth News Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 2, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 3, at the Frederick Fairgrounds.
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Kudos

Kudo - Happie Soul Massage

Cristina L. Boyle, LMT and reiki master, owner of Happie Soul Massage, will be receiving the master level of Holy Fire Reiki in June from the International Center for Reiki Training.

Kudos - Roots To Optimum Health

Rowan K. Miller, owner of Roots to Optimum Health, has moved her massage therapy practice to Camille Baughman and Associates in Carlisle.
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See More »Health Briefs

Facial Exercises Ease Midlife Signs of Aging

Help for Looking Younger

Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria

Cardio Improves Healthy Microbes

Seek 15 Minutes of Device-Free Time

Why You Should Break Away From a Screen

Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health

Causes Negative Side Effects

Preterm Births Down After Coal Plant Shutdown

Reduction in Pollution to Thank

Scientists Discover Alcohol-Cancer Link

Research Finds Connection

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See More »Global Briefs

Lower Overhead

Green Energy Reduces Utility Costs

Independent Action

Mayors Worldwide Sign Climate Charter

Quick Quarters

Simple Eco-Houses on the Upswing

Deadly Cargo

Oil Spill Threatens Ocean Ecology

Eco-Villains

Cleanup Cites Worst Plastic Polluters

Green Team

Seattle Mariners Win Eco-Award