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H E A L T H Y L I V I N G H E A L T H Y P L A N E T
feel good live simply laugh more
Healthy LivingStay-Trim Meal Strategies
barefooT benefiTSGet Grounded in earths energy
inveSTinG in Main STreeTMoving Money to Local economies
farmers Market Guide
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I hope that, like me, you are taking full advantage of the classic New England summer were enjoying this year. Thats my excuse for writing my letter to you in the wee hours of deadline day, although I also suspect my tendency to procrastinate on writing projects, a habit I hope to remedy. Finding ways to balance myriad aspects of life so it all works both personally and professionally has proven one of my greatest challenges, especially when it comes to owning a business. Theres always something that can or should be done. Our magazine often publishes insights on how to re-center, focus and align with priorities in order to achieve ongoing balance, yet I still find myself frequently wandering off track, only to be nudged back on when Im already in sight of the tipping point. Like any good habit, it takes practice to live in harmony, and theres no single right or wrong way that suits everyone. What we offer in these pages is intended to educate and elevate consciousness by sharing positive messages and choices for each individual. We encourage you to take what works for you and leave the rest behind; better yet, pass it along to a friend. One new habit I am successfully practicing is gratitude. I set little reminders to myself and take a moment to look around for things Im grateful for throughout the day. It may be something as subtle as appreciating the unlimited shades of green within trees or as grand as the blessing of an advertiser reporting great results by being associated with us. Consciously focusing on gratitude combined with daily meditation time helps me feel a bit more grounded; I find myself willing to allow balance to manifest more often. Thus, I found Debra Melanis article, Barefootin: It Grounds Us particularly interesting this month. Its fun to recall fond memories of childhood summers spent scampering barefoot under my favorite willow tree. Now I realize why I also feel more calm and connected when walking barefoot on the beach. I know I pay extra attention to the sand, rocks, seashells and sand castles. Whatever the reason, it keeps me in the momentright where Im learning to live.
Living and loving the journey right now,
Maisie Raftery, Publisher
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6 newsbriefs 16 healthbriefs 18 globalbriefs 19 ecotip 20 community spotlight
43 community resource guide
20 community sPotlight Visions HealthCare: Treating the Whole Person for True Vitality by Kim Childs
22 hEalthy Eating, Family-stylE No-Fuss, Stay-Trim Strategies by Matthew Kadey
26 combining massagE anD chiroPractic For lasting imProvEmEnts by Dr. Julie Burke
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29 hoW FamiliEs anD schools can rEDucE chilDhooD obEsity by Judith Mabel
30 barEFootin: it grounDs us Reap Earths Energy for Wellness by Debra Melani
34 imProving immunity Natural Ways to Keep Kids Well by Kathleen Barnes
37 comE back to your sEnsEs A Childlike Spirit Shows the Way by Clint Kelly
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Half Off Initial Acupuncture Appointments in BrooklineBrookline Medical Acupuncture is accepting new patients and offering half off its regular fees for new patients that schedule their initial evaluation in August. The center offers Japanese-style acupuncture performed by Dr. Amy Pearsall, a Western-trained phy-sician who evaluates patients issues using an integrated ap-proach. One of the biggest complaints patients have is that their doctors do not have sufficient time to spend with them, says Pearsall. My goal is to provide ample time so that I clear-ly understand what concerns my patients. Communication, education and partner-ing for healing and wellness are not just words, but principles of my practice. New patients can save half off a complete initial evaluation, examination and treatment at Brookline Medical Acupuncture if they register for an August ap-pointment. Pearsall says she wants new and existing patients to enjoy their treat-ments, get relief and healing and learn something new at each session.
Location: Brookline Medical Acupuncture, 1622-A Beacon St., Ste. 205, Brook-line. For more information, call 857-288-9416 or visit BrooklineMedicalAcupuncture.com. See ad on page 9 and Resource Guide on page 3.
New Medical Practice Specializes in Natural Hormone TherapyDr. Connie Jackson is pleased to announce that her two new practice locations will specialize in hormone balance, Bioidentical hormone therapy and thyroid and adrenal balance. Jackson has new offices in Brookline and Stow. This represents a change in my practice, as Im trained in restoring hormonal balance, well-being and vitality, says Jackson. As we age, our hormone levels decline or may become out of balance. Individualized therapy with biologically identical hormones can en-hance and restore our well-being, health and vitality at any stage of life.
Locations: Connie Jackson, M.D., 55 Pond Ave., Brookline, and 132 Great Rd., Ste. 201, Stow. For more information or appointments, call the Brookline office at 617-232-0202 or the Stow office at 617-879-0403. See ad on page 11 and Resource Guide on page 43.
Connie Jackson, M.D.
A hug is like a boomerangyou get it back right away.~Bil Keane
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Awakening Journeys Debuts Travel Adventures of Self-DiscoveryTraveling to new desti-nations and learning about different cultures ignites the imagination and engages the senses in exotic ways, encouraging a fresh under-standing of our place in the world and our connection with others. With the recent creation of Awakening Journeys, friends and readers of Natural Awakenings Boston can enjoy several opportunities for self-discovery and adventure, beginning in fall 2012. Travel excursions to Peru and China, offered in a spe-cial 10-day tour format, will be the first destinations available. Sheryl Miller, a traveler from St. Petersburg, Florida, who recently toured China says, This is a fabulous journeyan unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. China will fill up your senses and expand your heart. Likewise, visitors to Perus many historic sites, such as Machu Picchu and the Inca ruins surrounding Lake Titicaca, speak of remarkable vistas and ex-traordinary memories. Travelers with Awaken