2021 ANNUAL Natural Living Directory with Wellness Profiles

Marketing for Your Business in 2021 It's the BIG one, coming Mid-Year! Natural Awakenings’ Natural Living Directory is the go-to resource for those interested in learning more about health/wellness/fitness, the environment, social justice, personal development and sustainable living in our area. Early Bird Discounted prices start at $155 for a Directory Listing.  Click here to order and save.  Now is the time for businesses to reserve their space in the 2021 Directory and be seen by our  loyal readers throughout the area.  Attract new customers and increase your business with our mix of cost-effective advertising in print and online. It’s the [...]

By |2020-11-29T11:43:50+00:00November 28th, 2020|Local|0 Comments

Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution,  Wilton Manors, FL

  Darshan Center Offers Sunday Sacred Celebrations The Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution, in Fort Lauderdale, will be holding their weekly Sunday Sacred Celebrations of Spirit, at 6:30 p.m., both in-person and outdoors, in front of 840 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 102. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chair, a face covering and an open heart for an interfaith and inner faith experience that is uplifting and transformative. Their spiritual services include fabulous music, inspiring messages, meditation and moving rituals. The center asks that if you are not feeling well, please stay home and get well! They [...]

By |2020-11-21T14:18:49+00:00December 1st, 2020|Local|0 Comments

December 2020 Publisher letter

Cooler weather is here, and along with it, another holiday season. We, at Natural Awakenings Broward, send warm wishes for a healthy, festive month. This month’s issue reflects much of that which is right and good in the world today, as we help ourselves and one another get through whatever challenges we may be facing. We can be grateful for family and friends, even though they may not be personally visiting; family and friends are heartfelt and forever. Do you like to shop? See our article “Pay Where We Play” on page 20 for some easy-to-understand reasons to spend your [...]

By |2020-11-20T15:36:39+00:00December 1st, 2020|Local|0 Comments

Mind-Body Fitness

How Mindfulness Benefits Workouts by Marlaina Donato When mindfulness approaches are applied to fitness training—which can be as simple as breathing consciously and tuning into subtle body sensations—the results can be fewer injuries, improved immunity, a lowered stress response, a brighter mood and a deeper commitment to staying fit. Being in the present moment can also spark enjoyment. Research shows that mindfulness training can also significantly raise self-esteem, and women that cultivate meditative self-compassion experience a boost in acceptance of and satisfaction with their bodies. “In nature, the bigger the eye of the storm, the more powerful the winds, suggesting [...]

By |2020-11-27T20:33:56+00:00November 27th, 2020|Local|0 Comments

Ras el Hanout Spice Mix

This is lovely sprinkled onto roasting vegetables or added to falafel mixes, soups, stews and tagines. 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp fennel seeds 2 tsp cinnamon or 1 cinnamon  stick, ground 1 tsp smoked paprika or red pepper flakes 1 tsp black peppercorns 1 tsp cayenne (optional for  spicier version) 5 star anise ½ tsp ground cloves Seeds from 10 cardamom pods 1 tsp dried rose petals […]

By |2020-11-27T20:28:09+00:00November 27th, 2020|Local|0 Comments

Rosemary-Infused Vinegar

This fragrant, versatile vinegar makes a delightful holiday gift that can be enjoyed for months. Rosemary vinegar is delicious in salad dressings, sprinkled on vegetables (it is especially good on Brussels sprouts, cabbage and other brassicas) or added to sauces and homemade mayonnaise. It is also an excellent natural cleaner. Fresh sprigs rosemary Light vinegar (organic apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar) Clean bottles Labels Wash the bottles and lids until they sparkle and then dry them thoroughly. Shake the rosemary sprigs to dislodge any dirt or insects if taken from the garden, then rinse and air dry. [...]

By |2020-11-27T20:26:27+00:00November 27th, 2020|Local|0 Comments

Lentil Brown Rice Soup

yield: 6 servings If presenting the soup mix as a gift, layer dry ingredients in a Mason jar and print recipe to attach to the jar. 1 cup green or brown lentils ½ cup uncooked brown rice ½ cup green split peas 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 1 Tbsp dried parsley 1 Tbsp garlic powder ½ tsp ground black pepper 2 large vegetable bouillon cubes      (1 cube should be equivalent to 1 Tbsp of granulated bouillon) 8 cups water […]

By |2020-11-27T18:10:03+00:00November 27th, 2020|Local|0 Comments

Darshan Center For Spiritual Evolution, Wilton Manors, FL, Offers Sunday Sacred Celebrations

The Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution, in Fort Lauderdale, will be holding their weekly Sunday Sacred Celebrations of Spirit, at 6:30 p.m., both in-person and outdoors, in front of 840 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 102. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chair, a face covering and an open heart for an interfaith and inner faith experience that is uplifting and transformative. Their spiritual services include fabulous music, inspiring messages, meditation and moving rituals. The center asks that if you are not feeling well, please stay home and get well! They livestream all of their services on their [...]

By |2020-11-27T18:02:26+00:00November 27th, 2020|Local|0 Comments

Natural Awakenings Broward County, Recipes

Pumpkin Spice No-Bake Energy Balls This dish is gluten-free, vegan and paleo. Yield: 15 servings 1½ cups raw almonds ¼ cup hemp seeds ¼ cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 Tbsp coconut oil ¼ cup pumpkin puree 10 pitted Medjool dates, about 1 cup For pumpkin pie spice dusting: 2 Tbsp coconut sugar ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice Combine the almonds, hemp seeds, coconut, pumpkin pie spice, coconut oil, pumpkin puree and dates in the base of a food processor. Turn the processor on high for about two minutes or until the ingredients are well [...]

By |2020-11-27T17:47:51+00:00November 18th, 2020|Local|0 Comments

Healing from the Inside-Out

Stress and the CNS by TJ Robinson According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, five of the top 10 stressors (not ranked in order) are death; divorce; personal injury and illness; loss of employment; and retirement. Some of these five stressors may be experienced by a greater number of people today than in recent past years due to the 2020 pandemic. Stress affects the central nervous system (CNS) and can short circuit the communication in the body—like getting a distorted picture on the television. One important structure which responds to stress that can get “stuck” constantly on “ready” or [...]

By |2020-11-21T12:35:36+00:00October 28th, 2020|Local|0 Comments