The Upstate Food Co-op, in Six Mile, is hosting a special event this holiday season. Join them on December 8 from noon to 3 p.m. to sample holiday treats, and browse and purchase food and gifts in the store. The event is open to all; no membership is required for this event.
Throughout December, Rev. Marcia MacLean will host Friday conversations for moving through the holidays authentically, and new year workshops for envisioning and bringing about positive change. These gatherings also create opportunities for the founder of Greenville’s newest spiritual center and members of the community to meet.
To help reduce plastic pollution, Belue Farms Natural Market is phasing out the use of plastic grocery bags. Beginning January 1, 2019, the store will no longer use plastic grocery bags; instead, customers can purchase reusable totes, thermal totes or paper bags for $1.99, $9.99, or 10 cents each, respectively, or bring their own bags. The store will also have some recycled shipping boxes available at no cost.
From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, November 18, Unity Spiritual Center of Clemson/Anderson welcomes speaker Reverend Dr. Danny Spears, who will explore what it means to be grateful in a lesson entitled, “I AM Grateful? Are You Kidding Me?” Many people find it difficult to be grateful in the face of life’s challenges. However, gratitude as a spiritual practice is perhaps one way to face those very challenges. Rev. Dr. Spears discusses how this practice of gratitude will optimize your experience of self-worth and vitality.
The Greenville Holistic Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking meeting on November 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Oakview Medical Associates in Simpsonville. The meetings are designed to help practitioners network with other holistic practitioners, learn how to get the word out about their businesses, and begin cross-promoting. This is an opportunity to connect one-on-one, introduce your holistic business, and share your passion for bringing more holistic options to the Greenville community.
Peggy Zielinski, owner of Our Inward Journey, is offering several mindfulness events that community members can enroll in, including a one-day seminar on the introduction to mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR); a mindfulness meditation bootcamp, which is an online eight-week course on mindfulness; and chakradance, a moving meditation. Research shows the long-lasting physical, mental and emotional benefits that can be attained—and even positive changes in the brain itself—when a person incorporates a meditation practice into their day-to-day life.
Michelle Daniels, an independent distributor for Young Living Essential Oils, is offering free, online essential oils classes in November. Classes will be offered Wednesday evenings November 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 8:00 p.m. and Thursday mornings November 8, 15 and 29 at 11:00 a.m. The classes are approximately an hour. Having the classes online makes it more convenient for everyone.
Namaste, the heart-based creation of its founder, real estate broker and intuitive healer Ariana Zariah, offers high quality, professional real estate services in addition to other services not found in conventional real estate firms. It is a holistic real estate service company offering a wide array of unique holistic and integrative services for mind, body, spirit and home, utilizing intuitive sensitivities, alternative healing modalities and New Age practices.
To celebrate the recent grand opening of Paradise Academy of Massage, an Open House and packing party for the Homeless Period Project will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., in which volunteers will help pack female products for donations to homeless women. Items needed for the project include panty liners, pads, tampons and individual wipes; these can be dropped off at any time before the packing party. The open house is also an opportunity to tour the school, learn about programs and meet instructor Julie Rehoric RN, LMT.
The Healing Center, in Simpsonville, provides a wide range of wellness practitioners to fill many holistic and alternative healing needs. The practitioners—each previously established as a professional healer on their own—have come together under one roof in order to provide easy access to multiple healing modalities.