September 2015


The month of September always reminds me of the start of something new. I think this comes from my childhood and having the summer months off to relax and recharge. September was a start of a new school year and, therefore, new experiences. With that thought in mind, I am excited about the month of September, and this issue has inspired me to get rid of any bad habits and start fresh.

If you only get to read one article in this issue, I encourage you to read “Ageless Being.” No matter what age you are, this article will give you a better mindset and tips on how to defy your chronological age. Nutrition is so important – eating whole foods and supplementing with vitamins – but we all have to watch out for stress too. Take the quiz on how to “Compute Your Real Age.” You will be surprised at how many years you can take off just following some basic principles. After reading this article, I got some great ideas on how to make myself feel younger!

With September being National Yoga Month, this issue is packed with yoga-related articles, so we can all get familiar with our local studios and the various classes they offer. This is the perfect time to take a class and learn how to meditate. Plus, yoga can help us all decrease our “real age” – I couldn’t ask for more!


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New Hair Care Products Available at Angela’s Pure Salon and Spa


With over twenty years of industry experience and a lifetime of interest in natural cosmetics, Swing is devoted to bringing you hair products that are salon-quality, healthy, eco-friendly and affordable.

Swing products provide simple and natural solutions for the cleansing, treatment and finishing of all hair types. Not only are they safe and healthy, these products effectively provide shine, texture and control without causing a sticky mess.

In addition, Kevin Murphy of Australia products use high levels of natural ingredients and essential oils that act as bio-catalysts to perform natural regenerative, moisturizing and strengthening functions. These products can be used to create various hairstyles with weightless hold, meaning that the hair looks natural while remaining product-free. Plus, hair is never crunchy and can be brushed or combed with ease.

When searching the world for ingredients, Kevin Murphy sources from small-scale cultivation, organic growing practices and ecologically-sound wild harvesting techniques to minimize environmental impact. In honoring this commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, this company relocated its American manufacturing branch from Australia to United States soil, greatly reducing the transportation carbon emissions. Also, Kevin Murphy’s signature square packaging holds more volume and uses 40% less plastic which results in fewer materials cluttering landfills. Finally, all Kevin Murphy products are paraben- and sulphate-free, and have not been tested on animals.

Angela’s Pure Salon and Spa offers a wide variety of Kevin Murphy products including shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling gels. If you are looking to balance personal health with an eco-friendly, performance-grade hairstyle, then we would be happy to help you select the perfect products for your hair and lifestyle.

Location: 3510 N Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-351-0670 or Angela’s Pure Salon and Spa is an eco-friendly alternative salon. For more information on Kevin Murphy products, visit

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Garden of the Heart Yoga Hosts Lisa Danahy for Two Upcoming Workshops


This informative workshop, taking place on September 25 and 26, will equip you with skills to transform your relationships and facilitate cooperation both at home and school, as you develop skills to create calm through purposeful play. Encourage self-awareness, relieve tension and foster social-emotional competencies in children through mindfulness and movement.

Location: 2888 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-341-97-81, or visit

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Elysian Fields Offers Voyager Tarot Reader Certification Class


Elysian Fields is excited to present James Wanless, PhD, Voyager Tarot creator and author, who will be teaching a Voyager Tarot Certification Class – the first time this class has been offered in Sarasota in nearly 20 years. The class will be held at the Hotel Indigo September 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

During this dynamic and interactive class, you will complete the coursework required for competence in tarot and for certification as a professional Voyager Reader. This class, designed for both the beginner and advanced tarot student, covers the basic structure and knowledge of tarot for those who to begin reading for themselves and for others, as well as deeper insight into the cards themselves.

We will explore the nature of tarot and how to access the mystery of symbols for better health, wealth and happiness by looking at the essence of each card and their correlation to astrology, numerology, color and mythological archetypes. Early-bird pricing for the class is $200 through September 15 and $250 from September 16–26.  The class fee includes a free copy of Wanless’ book Intuition at Work. Limited space is available.

Wanless will also be available for readings at Elysian Fields on September 24 and 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days. The costs of these readings are $75 for 30 minutes and $135 for 60 minutes. Sessions are always booked, so be sure to reserve your appointment in advance. Readings are encouraged for participants of the class to get a deeper perspective of the readings from this powerful and magical Voyager deck.

Wanless is a pioneer of New Thinking, recognized for weaving ancient wisdom into modern life with intuitive, symbolic and mythic tools. He experienced a life-threatening disease which led to his spiritual transformation. He then began to share his new-found wisdom and artistic inspiration by creating his best-selling Voyager Tarot Deck and books.

Location: 1273 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. To reserve your space in this class or to book a reading, call 941-361-3007. For reduced rates on overnight accommodations at Hotel Indigo, call 941-487-3805.

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“Thriving: Because I Know Who’s On First!” Workshop for an Enlightening Journey


On September 20, at 12:30 p.m., Unity of Sarasota will host a special presentation by Betty Mann McQueen, author and instructor, in the Fellowship Hall Education Annex. Registration will starts at 12:00 p.m., along with a book signing.

Not to be missed, this workshop will be a hands-on experience in determining “who’s on first” in your life, regardless of your personal circumstances. Workshop take-aways include a technique for thriving rather than striving by clarifying your thinking, bringing order to your life, and moving forward to solve a problem or to fulfill a dream.

McQueen’s most recently published book, From Striving to Thriving, will be available at the workshop. All handouts and working materials will be provided by the presenter. A Love Offering will be gratefully accepted. All are welcome!

McQueen, M.S., CFCS, walks her talk by using her life experiences as teaching opportunities. She sees possibilities when those around her see problems. Her writing and program presentations are both practical and inspirational with examples of how to move forward to a life of joy and fulfilled dreams. She has been a member of Unity for over 20 years.

Location: 3023 Proctor Rd., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-955-3301 or

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