In 2018, global nonprofit Ocean Conservancy ranked plastic bags as #5 and Styrofoam take-out containers as #10 of the most litter collected in their International Coastal Cleanup. Plastic straws were ranked #7. Concern regarding global plastics pollution has taken the world by storm, inspiring environmental advocates to go zero-waste or plastic-free.
Immerse yourself in a transformative experience that will enhance your quality of life and strengthen your bond with your local community, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 23, at the MindBody Expo, at Old School Square, in Delray Beach.
Learn, grow, connect and celebrate some of the best treasures South Florida has to offer. Not your regular health-conscious festival, MindBody Expo is featuring specially themed zones designed to focus on Healing Arts, Movement, Nurture Your Body, Green Living, and Kids Learning Activities. Designed for the entire family to enjoy, engage in the zones of your choice to learn more about sustainability, health and wellness.
Operating as a wellness establishment for over nine years in Fort Lauderdale, The Weight and Wellness Center is a family-run business with owner Nelcia Salmon at the helm. A practicing registered pharmacist in both Jamaica and the U.S. for more than 30 years, Salmon has the strong belief that while there is a great need for prescribed medications, we cannot ignore the value of traditional herbal, holistic, alternative and complementary medicines.
Do you have a business where your employees stand on their feet the majority of the time? Examples of this include medical professionals, retail workers, hospitality workers, restaurant workers, casino workers, teachers, police and firefighters.
To help alleviate some of the stress and fear of federal employees and their families affected by the government shutdown, including women warriors and women veterans, Living Well Health Center and Recovery4Women will provide counseling; addiction counseling; and coaching for life, transitions, recovery, relationship issues, work and entrepreneurship, through March 1, at their offices in Hollywood and by phone throughout Florida.
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Imagine floating blissfully in a shallow pool with no light, no sound and no gravity. Welcome to Float8 Wellness Lounge where South Floridians come to relax, recover and reset from the stress of daily life. Float8 offers four private rooms for floatation therapy, a holistic treatment that reduces stress and anxiety, eases chronic pain, speeds physical recovery and improves sleep. By removing light, sound and the effects of gravity, floaters reach a deep level of mental and physical relaxation, ideal for deep healing and meditation.
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February is the month that brings up thoughts of flowers, chocolate, hearts and valentines. Whether you are single or not, I subscribe to the idea that love begins within and it’s from that internal place that wellness springs forth. Take time this month to honor thyself; self-care is paramount in my regimen. Continue reading “Letter from the Publisher”
“Heart of Mother Nature”
SusieQ Wood’s art career began in Los Angeles where she focused on painting the beautiful landscapes of California. Averse to the heavy smog, she moved to where the air quality was better and the landscapes took on a “healthier” view.
On the other side of a midlife crisis, her artwork emerged in abstract form and shifted to focus on an environmental message around climate change. SusieQ founded “Global TRASHformation”, a movement encouraging the development of litter-free zones and self-responsibility.
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A new feature-length documentary, Secret Ingredients, makes a compelling case for why organic foods may be the key to unlocking better health and reversing chronic illnesses ranging from asthma to autism. The film shares the uplifting stories of individuals and families that overcame their struggles with digestive problems, allergies, skin conditions and infertility after eliminating genetically modified (GMO) crops and agricultural toxins from their diets.
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Fins from up to 73-million sharks end up in the global fin trade every year. Shark finning is a wasteful and inhumane practice in which a shark’s fins are cut off and the body discarded at sea to drown. This can include threatened and endangered species. While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, fins are still bought and sold here. Florida is the leading importer of shark fins in the U.S. and some restaurants still sell shark fin soup.
Oceana, an international ocean conservation organization, asserts that a nationwide ban on the sale of shark fins is the best way to ensure that the U.S. is not supporting shark finning and protect sharks around the world. Oceana has been working on The Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act (H.R. 1456/S. 793) which has over 260 co-sponsors in the House and Senate and has been endorsed by more than 500 businesses and organizations. If Congress passes this bill, it will remove the U.S. from this devastating trade.
To sign Oceana’s online petition, go to usa.oceana.org/take-action. You can also follow Oceana Florida’s Instagram and Facebook page “Oceana Florida” to find out the remaining members of Congress to call.
Submitted by Catherine Uden, South Florida campaign organizer, [email protected], Oceana.org.