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News Briefs.

On August 30, Louise Hay, noted publisher, visionary and advocate who is often considered the founder of the self-help movement, transitioned peacefully of natural causes. Hay published her first book, Heal Your Body, in 1976 (at age 50) long before it was fashionable to discuss the connection between the mind and body. (read more…)

Leigh Healing Center is now hosting a free meditation and minfulness group between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Deborah Edwards, a Chopra Center certified “perfect health instructor” will lead the group in meditation and offer mindfulness tips and instruction. (read more…)

Illuminate: The Psychic and Healing Arts Expo, returns to Flatrock, North Carolina, on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29. The producers of the expo, Julie King and Itha Trantham, describe the event as “a celebration of the wonderful holistic and spiritual communities in the Upstate and mountain areas” which offers “real intuitive guidance, alternative healing therapies and great information.” (read more…)

Circulation Nation (CN) invites the public to their 5-year anniversary party on Saturday, October 14 from noon to 4 p.m. The celebration will include food, drink and music. “After 5 years, we are thrilled to be in a new, bigger building that allows us to house our existing studio and provides the opportunity to add natural health practitioners in massage, craniosacral, reiki, myofascial release, fascia blasting, medi-cupping and personal training,” says owner Linda Craig. (read more…)

After 25 years of helping thousands of people “live a better life,” Auger Family Chiropractic Clinic has renovated their office. “We have updated the building’s look, added more natural light inside, and re-worked the landscaping. As part of our patients’ healing process, they enjoy a uniquely beautiful and uplifting environment. (read more…)

Ruth Kyle, owner of Acupuncture of Greer, announces the addition of Judith Jung, who will be hosting thermography screenings every first and third Friday of each month. Thermography, a radiation-free, safe and harmless way to receive a breast screening, uses digital infrared imaging to detect changes in surface temperatures of the body which can indicate areas of concern. (read more…)

According to Donald Redman, the president of a solar energy company based in Taylors named U.S. Energy, there are two reasons why most people choose to turn to solar energy. The first is that they are interested in being energy independent or going green to help the environment. The second, and a driving factor for investment in solar power, are the Federal and State Energy Investment Tax Credits. These tax credits can offset up to 50 percent or more of the total project investment. (read more…)

Dr. Jay Wilkins, CEO of Nox Nutrients and formulator of its products, has announced new locations to buy their supplements: Wellness By Design and Garner’s Natural Life Market, both of which are located in Greenville. Wilkins explains that he added these locations in order to “make nitric oxide supplements more readily available to the greater Greenville area”. (read more…)

Nature’s Way Home: Counseling, Coaching, and Personal Growth Services provides nature-based and body-centered counseling and life coaching, an alternative to traditional forms that rely on the analytical left brain. Owner Shelly Smith explains that an analytical approach might be unable to resolve conflicting beliefs in the unconscious with the intentions being made consciously. (read more…)

In Greenville County there are an estimated 40,000 people who are currently suffering with a substance use disorder. But most are surprised to learn that more than 30,000 people are already in long-term recovery in the county. (read more…)

Crystal Vision Books and Events Center is hosting its 16th Annual Healing and Creative Arts Festival entitled Weave the Web. Held in Hendersonville, North Carolina, this public event is free to attend although activities such as readings may have fees. The event takes place on September 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (read more…)

Natural Awakenings magazine is sporting a new look. After being unveiled in July in Florida’s Collier/Lee edition that serves Naples and Fort Myers—the first of a family of magazines that has grown to encompass 85 U.S. cities, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic—the new logo and cover design will appear in all editions starting this month. (read more…)

Although human self-regulation is not an often discussed topic, it is the essence of our ability to heal. Our bodies are self-regulating organisms. For the most part, all we must do to survive is eat, drink and excrete. Of course there are far more complex processes involved in human life, yet our bodies, for the most part, self-regulate and self-heal. Self-regulation means self-healing. (read more…)

Thirty-two students graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree on June 17 from Sherman College of Chiropractic’s June and September classes. To earn a degree as a doctor of chiropractic, students have to take 4,900 credit hours of classroom and laboratory study. (read more…)

On Saturday, August 5, Relax the Back will be hosting an in-store health fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The health fair is designed for people to meet professionals in all areas of spinal health. These areas include chiropractic circulation, ergonomic massage and fitness experts. There will be demonstrations all day that include pillow fittings, full body massage, work station assessments, car seat fittings and natural back traction. (read more…)

Since 2004, Holistic Holiday at Sea vegan cruise has welcomed more than 15,000 guests with opportunities that meet each person wherever they are on their journey to health. Often described as a life-changing conference, vacation, and wellness retreat all-in-one, Holistic Holiday at Sea combines classes from plant-based leaders; fitness and mindfulness workshops; (read more…), used by Natural Awakenings readers to meet conscious soul mates, twin flames, life partners and friends since 2013 in partnership with the Conscious Dating Network, has been upgraded with a new contemporary layout suited to all platforms and devices, including smartphones and tablets. (read more…)

On August 13 at 9 p.m., Douglas Allen, owner of Harmony and Fusion, is hosting an evening labyrinth walk at the business’ Greer location. This walk is dedicated to helping individuals release fear, pain, anxiety and unresolved emotional trauma while expressing gratitude and appreciation. (read more…)

Babies can start out life in a fresh, new place: Starting September 4 delivery suites will be ready at the newly minted Family Birthplace at Patewood Memorial Hospital. (read more…)

Oasis Day Spa in Anderson has announced that they will be adding life coaching services from Mind Over Matter to their array of services. Melissa Rubert, the owner of Mind Over Matter, has a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in counseling, and 12 years of combined experience in mental health counseling and vocational counseling. (read more…)

LivingWell Integrative Healthcare is pleased to announce the addition of Amy Pittard, RN, to their staff. Pittard graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2011. LivingWell is excited about the value that she will bring to the practice. Pittard has a strong interest in integrative medicine and the maintenance of good health, and will improve patient care. (read more…)

The natural and mostly organic beauty products created locally by Silver Wing Essentials are now available for purchase at two local businesses, Moksha Wellness Center and Blend Hair Salon, both located in Greenville. Until now, these products were only available online, and purchasers would incur shipping costs. (read more…)

Group life coaching is an easy way to become familiar with the process of life coaching. The group setting allows one to be coached directly or to simply observe others being coached. The latter can trigger the one listening to have insights into their own life and creates the potential for many learning opportunities in each session. (read more…)

Anderson County PAWS is an open-intake shelter that provided help to approximately 7,400 animals last year. Kim Sanders, their interim director and veterinarian, says the goal of PAWS is to find loving and wonderful homes for each of the 130 dogs and 20 cats that are presently available for adoption. (read more…)

About 30 protestors organized “die-in” protests on Wednesday, May 10, in front of Senator Lindsay Graham’s office and on the town square in Pendleton to protest the House of Representatives’ passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). (read more…)

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