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.
by April Thompson Kristi Nelson has dedicated her career to leading, funding and strengthening organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. Today, at the helm of the Network for Grateful Living, she is helping awaken thousands of people around the world to the life-changing practice of gratefulness. Co-founded by Benedictine monk, teacher and author David Steindl-Rast, the network offers educational programs and practices that inspire and guide a commitment to grateful living, and spark the transformative power of personal and societal responsibility.
Fresh Hope for a Troubled Planet by Linda Sechrist Recognizing that it might be too late by the time they are older, many young people are already acting collectively and across partisan aisles on everything from climate change and the environment to gun control, gender equality, social justice, education and politics.
By Roberta Bolduc The popular Illuminate Expo will return to Flat Rock on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28 at Blue Ridge Community College in the Conference Center. This biannual psychic and healing arts expo will host over 70 exhibitors which include healing therapists, intuitive counselors, reiki practitioners, psychics, astrologers, and many other talented readers and healers. There will also be free lectures, a raffle and labyrinth walk.
Yoga, a holistic art and practice that originated some 5,000 years ago in India, aims to integrate mind, body and spirit. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning to yoke or unite, and refers to the joining of body with mind and mind with soul to achieve health, balance, tranquility and enlightenment.
By Roberta Bolduc The David E. Shi Center, a 3400 square foot building situated on the pristine grounds of Furman University in Greenville, has made history from its inception. The building was Southern Living magazine’s first sustainable showcase home. The Shi Center is a Leeds-certified gold structure and offers state-of-the art education in sustainability. It is also a progressive community partner and a launch pad for innovative teaching.
Olga Cotter, owner of Mushroom Mountain, in Easley, and naturalist and herbalist June Ellen Bradley, aka JuneBug, have announced the first workshop that will be offered through the Wild Coyote School of Wonder. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, the school will introduce
Around the country, Holistic Chambers of Commerce are popping up to serve as a place for like minds to gather, network and provide support to practitioners and the public alike. Greenville is now the latest in a string of cities to host such a group.
Dixon Wellness & Chiropractic, LLC, will be holding health talks during the month of July, held from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Topics discussed will be determined by participant interest and the format will be open discussion.
Gardening Connects Kids to Nature by Barbara Pleasant Children benefit from a close connection with nature, and there’s no better place to learn about plants and soil than a garden. Families don’t need lots of space, as even a small collection of potted plants holds fascination for youngsters. The first step is to understand a garden as seen by a child that may be more interested in creative play than in making things grow.