Healing Ourselves, Families and the World

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Worldwide Healing Day is a free event where people from across the globe will unite as one as they collectively focus their intentions and create a unified field of healing energy. It will take place on October 21 at 3pm. All are welcome and no prior experience required.


Apple-centric Fall Festival Returns

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Fall in Connecticut has arrived with Glastonbury’s Apple Harvest Festival and 5K Race running from October 13 to 15. Located at a bend of the Connecticut River, this 43rd annual event usually attracts 18,000 attendees every October for music, food and “all things New England”.


Manage Stress…Don’t Be Managed By It!

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Learn from Brian Luke Seaward, PhD, how to manage stress instead of having stress manage you. He is an internationally known author, award-winning film director, motivational speaker and holistic stress management expert. The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at Western Connecticut State University will present Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward on October 18 at 7:30pm.


Holistic Doctor Linda T. Nelson to Speak at Women’s Expo

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A Doctor of Naturopathy, Linda T. Nelson also has a PhD in Preventive Health Therapies with an emphasis on Women’s Health Issues. As friend and mentor of Alternative Health, Inc. she will travel from Salt Lake City, Utah and join owner John Hoime and manager Patty Midwood at the Connecticut Women’s Expo on October 21 and 22, at the CT Convention Center. She will be presenting both days from the main stage, on the topic of “Rebuilding the Immune System Naturally”.


Discover the Major Myth Keeping You in Pain

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Are you tired of the limitations of constant pain? Have you tried everything to stop hurting and nothing has worked? Are you suffering alone or in silence because others are worn out by your symptoms?


Grounding with Gems and Minerals

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The Bristol Gem and Mineral Club presents its 45th Annual Gem & Mineral Show on October 21 from 9:30am to 5pm and on October 22 from 10am to 4pm. In addition to gems, jewelry, fossils and crystals, the show will offer children’s games, educational exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, and food and refreshments.


Conservation Proposals in Hartford

The Connecticut legislature is currently considering two proposals regarding land conservation in the state. The first is a proposal to sweep all the funds from the Community Investment Act, which is Connecticut’s main source of funding for land preservation. Connecticut Audubon, along with the rest of Connecticut’s conservation community, strongly opposes this. A second proposal looks to fund state parks through a $10 Parks Passport. Connecticut Audubon and Connecticut’s conservation community strongly support this.


Wildlife Wipeout

Wind Turbines Kill Winged Creatures


Wind turbines make cleaner energy, but are dangerous to birds and bats. According to a study in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, approximately 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats are killed annually by wind turbines, which are providing increased wind power capacity nationwide. At one solar power plant in California, an estimated 3,500 birds died in just the plant’s first year of operation.


Life from the Inside Out

Using Intuition to Design Your Ideal Life

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by Melanie Barnum

What if you could design a life for yourself that would make you happy? That you could create a life you would truly enjoy living? How about if you could use your intuitive abilities to do it? Would you make the simple changes necessary to increase your joy? Would you decide you are worth it?


Our Psychological Immune System

Tap into Innate Mental Well-being


by Lori Carpenos

The immune system is “a highly specialized frontline defense that identifies and destroys disease-causing invaders.” This description, explained by a nutritionist, is quite compelling. It sounds like the latest high-tech missile, capable of not only identifying, but also destroying the enemy.


Seasonal Plant-Based Cooking Presentation and Vegan Potluck

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Northern Connecticut Vegetarian Society, a nonprofit organization which advocates a compassionate and healthy vegetarian diet, will host a vegan potluck, open to all, at 4pm on October 15. Featured presenter Jeanne Tennis will speak about the five seasons according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese culture and Macrobiotics and why it is important to change what we eat and how we prepare our foods each season.


Transformative Coach Training Program to Start

If you ever thought about becoming a life coach, or want to enhance your skills in your current profession, The Graduate Institute is launching its Transformative Coach Training program this month. Earn an associate certified coach credential in a four-month on-site program focusing on a transformative way of being while in relationship with self and others. The Bethany-based trainings will take place October 13 to 15, November 18 to 19 and December 16 to 17, in addition to the January 13 to 14, 2018 weekend.


Connecticut Women’s Expo Comes to Hartford

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The Connecticut Women’s Expo will be held October 21 and 22, at the CT Convention Center, in Hartford. The event hours are 10am to 4pm on October 21, and 11am to 3pm on October 22. This event is designed to empower women with vast information in an enjoyable and safe environment.


Greetings to Garlic Fans in Connecticut

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The Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival returns for its 13th year on October 7 and 8 from 10am to 5pm at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds in Bethlehem. Visit garlic cooking demonstrations, stay for a live band performance or learn how to grow garlic at the informative lectures. Many garlic dips, spreads, cheeses and oils will be available for purchase from diverse garlic specialty food vendors; most will be offering free samples to try before you buy. Stop by the produce stands for fresh garlic and a variety of other fall produce. When you’re hungry, venture over to the food court to enjoy homemade roasted garlic sausage with peppers and onions, garlic chicken parmesan balls, garlic roast pork sandwiches, deep fried garlic and garlic ice cream.


CT Gluten-Free Event Debuts

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Gluten-Free Connecticut, LLC is hosting its first gluten-free food expo on October 14, from 11am to 4pm, at the Doubletree Hotel in Bristol.


Autoimmune Conditions Affect Stomach Acid

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Parietal cells are found in the stomach and have two very important jobs. First, parietal cells make stomach acid that digests the food we eat. This acid is extremely significant in helping with digestive motility, breakdown of food to facilitate absorption of nutrients and even helps to prevent reflux of food into the esophagus by communicating to the band between the stomach and esophagus to stay closed during digestion. Secondly, parietal cells secrete a glycoprotein called intrinsic factor that allows for absorption of B12 in the small intestine.


Fare Price

Save on Holiday Plane Tickets


The easiest way to save money on airfare is by being flexible, because flying on certain days at certain times can be more affordable. Shopping among airports and carriers can also yield dividends, perhaps leaving from one airport and returning to another or combining airlines based on the lowest available rates for legs of the trip. Off hours for flying are very early in the morning or late at night; keep looking for deals right up to the deadline.


Transformative Travel

Outer Adventures, Inner Journeys


by April Thompson

An open-hearted journey can take unexpected paths. More travelers today are searching for deep and lasting changes in their view of themselves and the world.


Living with Intention

Harness its Power to Find Truer Paths


by Alexa Ferrucci

The universe is constantly creating our form of life and propels us forward, which in turn makes our lives very challenging to live, and more often, to thrive. Our natural coping mechanism is typically to drive right through the storm with very little awareness. But it is precisely our awareness, our place in the universe, which helps us cope with universal waves and troughs. That is why applying the actions of intention are essential to navigating these universal truths.


Enlightening Ideas about Money

Think Independence, Intimacy, Integrity


by April Thompson

Money influences our choice of job or home, and sense of security, worth and power; it can also make life more or less convenient. Yet, despite its essential importance, money is often a forbidden topic among family members.


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