The popular Illuminate Expo will again return to Flat Rock at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, at Blue Ridge Community College. This biannual psychic and healing arts fair will host over 70 exhibitors, including healing therapists, intuitive counselors, Reiki practitioners, psychics, and many other talented health practitioners and healers. There will also be free lectures, and metaphysical and spiritual gift items for sale such as books, healing tools, crystals, jewelry, art, music and more.
by Roberta Bolduc If you’re a cat lover and haven’t yet visited Greenville’s Organic Cat Café, you are in for a treat. Located at 123 College Street, right next door to the iconic Café and Then Some, the Organic Cat Café is currently home to 26 resident cats of all colors and stripes. This brand new business, which opened its doors in November of 2017, is the brainchild of Jennifer Bronzel. She grew up in Germany and talks of the popularity of cat cafés in Europe and Asia,
by Roberta Bolduc Dr. Kristin Davis, owner of Davis Audiology, chose audiology as a career because she wanted to provide a service to the community and was drawn to being in a health-related field. A small town girl, she is a South Carolina native who earned a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of South Carolina, and a master’s degree in audiology from Memphis State University, before beginning her practice in Greer, South Carolina, in 2008.
If you think Garner’s Natural Life is a Greenville fixture, you would be right. Originally named Garner’s Natural Foods, the business was started by Coral Garner in 1969 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, at Westgate Mall. Coral began by selling her homemade banana bread along with other small household items out of the back of a 750-foot trailer. Meanwhile, her son Robin, who was visiting Florida, discovered he had a passion for natural heath. Coral decided to
by Roberta Bolduc The Augusta St. Clinic is so well known to area residents it’s considered a landmark. For the past 23 years, Dr. Roger Jaynes, the clinic founder, has offered natural health treatments for conditions ranging from auto-immune disorders to adrenal and thyroid imbalances to Lyme disease.
By Barbara Bolduc and Roberta Bolduc As the planet experiences great changes, both physical and social, many people feel the call for spiritual community. One option for those who want to focus on the positive aspects of their lives is Unity Spiritual Center of Clemson/Anderson. Those individuals who have seen the periodical, The Daily Word, or heard of the 125-year, 24/7 vigilance of prayer, Silent Unity, have already had their lives touched by Unity.
Pets at PAWS Need Homes, Donations Anderson County PAWS is an open-intake shelter that provided help to approximately 7,400 animals last year. Kim Sanders, their director and veterinarian, says the goal of PAWS is to find loving and wonderful homes for each of the 200 dogs and 75 cats that are presently available for adoption.
A Tradition at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry On Friday, November 3, Palmer Distinctive Dentistry hosted their 3rd Annual Free Dental Day for veterans. Palmer created this annual event in order to give back to the community, knowing that veterans do not receive routine dental treatment through the VA. “Everything couldn’t have turned out more perfect…from the volunteers that helped, the businesses that donated, and the veterans that participated, it was truly a perfect day!” exclaims Celia Bridges, the office manager.
They have been inspirational to their readers and clients, but also to other publishers in the Natural Awakenings family, who have benefited from their guidance, leadership and vision for the magazine. Publishers have created a GoFundMe account to support their efforts to rebuild PR’s holistic health and wellness community at a time when healing services are so desperately needed.
A limitation of a grid-tied system is that when the grid is down or power is lost, the solar energy system cannot be used, since any electricity running through the system can be dangerous to the technicians working on the lines. Redman says that more and more homeowners are showing an interest in hybrid solar energy systems. These systems can be grid-tied and also operate to provide energy if the grid is down since they include a battery back-up component that allows for excess energy storage.