Has this weather been amazing or what? Once again, spring is upon us. As I watch the weather around the nation it really makes me feel blessed to live here in Brevard County. This past winter has to be one of the most mild on record for Central Florida, but for most of the country it has been a season of extremes.
May 5th, 2005 is the National Day of Prayer. Connect locally and be a part of this awesome event.
Ecobuild, with long standing success in Asia, is proud to announce the debut of its’ newest event… Ecobuild America, the environmental systems technology conference and exhibition. The event will take place June 20-23, 2005 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, one of only 4 certified Florida Green Lodging locations.
Growing Leaders of Worth provides energetic and encouraging leadership development through motivational speaking, consulting, executive coaching and education and training.
When non-profits work together they can accomplish a lot. Of special note over the past few years has been the leadership role of the Strawbridge Art League (SAL), their purpose (and still a working dream) is to bring to Brevard the “Torpedo Factory” concept, a collection of working artists, studios and galleries gathered in one location.
Sharon Hughes, President of Central Florida Fitness Pros, has a passion for helping people develop a blueprint of holistic, healthy living. She is an architect of positive designs in more ways than one.
Dr. Wanda Bethea looks toward the future of Brevard County and envisions a number of key persons and groups working together to create a multi-faceted synergy that keeps the Space Coast on the cutting edge.
Is abstinence until marriage a totally foreign concept to you and your teen? And why shouldn’t it be? Everywhere teens look their society, culture and media are giving them one clear message.
We usually get in trouble with our to-do’s when we over promise. We put too much on our plate, we make far more commitments than we have the time, resources, or ability to deliver on.
Though Children’s Home Society (CHS) has provided adoption services for 102 years, our role in “special needs” or foster care-related adoptions is more recent.
When I moved from Ohio in June of 2000 to the Melbourne beach area, the world was a different place then. We didn’t have a inclining of fear with the sound of a jet overhead, because we didn’t have our innocence ripped from us, as on that fateful day of September 11th 2001.
The State of Florida is taking big, first steps in the direction of Hydrogen to fuel our transportation needs. Last month we mentioned two amazing news articles that signal the start of something wonderful. Imagine a world where we rarely use gas or an internal combustion engine. With concerns over global warming, climate change and pollution, the use of Hydrogen over oil is 25 years late… but is certainly welcomed.
When Exercising Remember: Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day. The old saying goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. Make this your mantra as you step on the scale or grab your sneakers after a long winter hiatus.
Who wins the food fight? You might be right if you said that low fat dieting is outdated and low carb dieting is just a fad. Most of us are waiting for the final answer. Don’t be surprised if your doctor doesn’t even know which direction you should turn for healthy weight loss.
Coping with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Last month you were introduced to Plus-ing up your life with Emotional Intelligence. This article will focus on the ‘me, my’ aspects of the model. The crux of this part of the model is the ability to recognize the “what” and “why” behind our feelings.
Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd and we encourage you to participate in some of the great local activites this year. Earth Day, which began in 1970, is now celebrated by millions of people worldwide.
With eyes red and tears flowing from Jake’s mom she blurted, “Thank you so much Jason! My son is just not the same. The other night my ex-husband and I were violently screaming at each other. Jake, would normally begin physically fighting with my ex, instead jumped between us and told me that we just can’t go that route anymore”.
As I write, the television, beaming non-stop coverage of Pope John Paul II’s rapidly deteriorating condition, has just reported his long expected death.
In the mad rush of living every individual has an agenda of daily tasks which leave little time for reflection or “activity for a more general good.“ Activity of this nature can be church related, non-profit related, or community related, and is essential to the life of a community.
While a seminary student, I took an amazing course called Storytelling. One assignment from Dr. Chuck Killian called for us to flip through a stack of popular magazines and make a collage that told something about ourselves.
Kids at heart, helping Brevard’s kids! The Exchange Club of the South Brevard Beaches is the local chapter, founded in 1980, of a national service club whose national project is Child Abuse Prevention.
Florida’s Future – is a Choice. How we choose to build that future is up to us. To address just that, and promote sustainable building and more repsonsible development, Florida’s Green Building Coalition was formed. And to get the word out, the FGBC presents Greentrends 2005 from May 25-27, 2005 in Sarasota.
The wildly popular fitness franchise Curves for Women has 16 locations in Brevard County and serves millions of women worldwide in their desire to be fit and healthy.
Kris Urquhart is the publisher and editor of Natural Awakenings, a healthy living magazine for Brevard and Indian River Counties. Mother of two energetic boys 8 & 10, wife & manager of their household in charge of miscellaneous life duties. Kris is an amazing person, energetic, focused, and always working to promote health and wellness. We spoke with her about Balance.
A landmark piece of literature that transcends all trends of the liberal arts is The Brothers Karamazov, by Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The return of weary travelers begins again this spring as it has for years beyond our counting, as female sea turtles migrate back to Brevard’s beaches to begin the cycle of life anew. Last years’ hurricanes left Brevard’s beaches in shambles and likely destroyed any nests incubating at the time of the storms.
As a child what if your only wish as a child was to run and play like all of your friends. If only your lungs could get enough air. Sounds like easy tasks for most children, but not for a child with cystic fibrosis.
Greenbiz is the leading information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success. A wealth of news, jobs, infromation, tolls and resources –all free! There’s simply nothing like it–on or off the web.
In 1994 the first Natural Awakenings™ magazine was established in Naples, Florida in response to the local holistic health community’s need for an effective way to share information and connect with people searching for alternative therapies.
April 22nd, 2005 is the 35th Anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day, which began in 1970, is now celebrated by millions of people worldwide. This year is its 35th anniversary, and around the world, hundreds of thousands of nongovernmental organizations, governments, teachers, and faith-based groups, among others, are making plans to declare that they are part of something extraordinary: a worldwide movement to protect our planet, our children, and our future.
Brevard Tomorrow is a community-driven initiative focused on creating a preferred future for Brevard County, aiming to bring diverse groups from around the county together to collaborate, communicate and proactively carry out initiatives that will protect and enhance the quality of life for all our residents.
In the United States and many industrialized nations, we’re drowning in activity. Most of us have more than a safe number of plates spinning in the air: reports due, projects to manage, meetings to attend, doctor visits, home/auto maintenance, school activities, family responsibilities, finances… It’s no wonder that we plop on the sofa after a late dinner and just veg out.
I felt honored last month to be recognized along with many others as a Brevard County “Emerging Leader” under the age of 40. Leadership Brevard sponsored the awards, organizing and throwing a great banquet complete with videographies and an improv comedy troupe. It was neat to look around the room and celebrate the accomplishments and potential of so many younger persons, both teenagers and adults.
One of the greatest joys I’ve found since moving to Brevard County in 2003 is the opportunity to brainstorm potentially synergistic affiliations with other local professionals.
The American Cancer Society is determined to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health threat. While striving to reach this goal, the American Cancer Society works daily to save more lives until a cure is found.
Rain or Shine, the 5K Flamingo Run, the largest and best executed race in Brevard County, features computer-chip timing, a challenging run over the Melbourne Causeway, and will usher in the annual Melbourne Art Festival as the first event of the weekend.
Are we witnessing the dawn of a brave new world?
Two amazing stories out of Tallahassee signal first steps away from dependence on oil, and could just be the beginning of a new era in the world of energy production.
Is a hybrid in your future? Hybrids are catching on and looking at the flavors they are now available in, America can have their SUVs and feel good about them too.
Everyone’s meaning of the word organized is different.