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June Issue

Livable Communities
& Natural Beauty

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Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

I’m from the Midwest, born and raised in Michigan before moving to Indianapolis in my 20s. I love experiencing the four seasons (sometimes all in one day), all kinds of sports, backyard picnics, yards for kids to play in and the strong sense of community here. The people are real, friendships can last a lifetime and neighbors tend to know and help one another.

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Green Up Your Beauty Routine

Green Up Your Beauty Routine

Getting back to basics with one’s beauty routine can pay great dividends over the short and long term.

Indy Parks, Trails & Museums… Oh My!

Indy Parks, Trails & Museums… Oh My!

Connecting People, Families and the Community

With spring in full swing, it’s prime time to venture outdoors with family and friends to enjoy Indy’s unique parks, trails and museums.

Westside Fitness Farm Expands

Westside Fitness Farm Expands

Launched in 2015 as a working farm, Fitness Farm’s 24-acre property is located just 10 minutes from downtown Indianapolis.

Holistic Health

Holistic Health

Modalities for Improved Health

As chronic stress and pain become all too common in our high-tech, full-throttle society, Indianapolis area residents are increasingly seeking alternative, minimally invasive ways to manage their well-being.

Many Facets of the Hoosier Environmental Council

Many Facets of the Hoosier Environmental Council

Organization Also Includes Many Partners

For more than 30 years, the Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) has been the voice of Hoosiers that are concerned about the environment and has worked on behalf of that collective.

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Eat Right to Sleep Well

Eat Right to Sleep Well

10 Foods Help Us Relax and Rest

Rather than popping a pill, eating certain foods can kick-start hormones that help us get a long, deep night’s sleep.

We Need Clean Waters

We Need Clean Waters

Streams and Rivers Are Life Links

Efforts are underway around the country to make polluted waterways clean again and to instill local appreciation for their many helpful roles.

Peter Gros on Preserving Wild Nature

Peter Gros on Preserving Wild Nature

The wildlife expert explains why we should appreciate wolves, snakes and bats and what he finds encouraging about an enlightened focus on wildlife protection.

Running with the Kids

Running with the Kids

Strengthens Body, Mind and Family Spirit

Families with children as young as 5 easily bond when they mindfully run together at a fun pace.

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Lower Overhead

Green Energy Reduces Utility Costs

Independent Action

Mayors Worldwide Sign Climate Charter

Quick Quarters

Simple Eco-Houses on the Upswing

Deadly Cargo

Oil Spill Threatens Ocean Ecology

Eco-Villains

Cleanup Cites Worst Plastic Polluters

Green Team

Seattle Mariners Win Eco-Award

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Walk the Talk Moves to the Athenaeum

Walk the Talk Moves to the Athenaeum

Walk the Talk, a motivational speaking engagement series, returns to Indianapolis June 27 for a discussion about Signs and Synchronicity beginning at 7:45 p.m.

Celebrate International Day of Yoga at Monument Circle

Celebrate International Day of Yoga at Monument Circle

Yogis and yoga enthusiasts in our area are gearing up for Indy’s largest yoga event to be held on the International Day of Yoga, which coincides with summer solstice.

Great Opportunity for Natural Awakenings Enthusiasts

Great Opportunity for Natural Awakenings Enthusiasts

As announced in May’s Letter from the Publisher, the Natural Awakenings Indy franchise, serving Marion and all surrounding counties, is now being offered for sale.

Superhero Theme for Summer Incentive Reading Program

Superhero Theme for Summer Incentive Reading Program

Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the universal stories of fictional and real-life heroes and experience the joy of reading during The Indianapolis Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program, Everyday Superheroes, June 4 through July 28 at all Indy library locations.

Summer Symphony Series Kicks Off at Conner Prairie

Summer Symphony Series Kicks Off at Conner Prairie

Time to make your summer plans for enjoying picnics, sunsets and music with the return of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra annual Kroger Symphony on the Prairie season beginning at 8 p.m. on June 15 and 16 with the Music of Star Wars at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.

Resilience Art Grief Coloring Book Celebrated at Book Launch Party

Resilience Art Grief Coloring Book Celebrated at Book Launch Party

Elaine Voci specializes in both life and bereavement coaching, and is certified as a Life Cycle Celebrant trained in the art of ceremony, specializing in funerals and celebration of life services.

Local Green Landscape Business Welcomes New Owners

Local Green Landscape Business Welcomes New Owners

Indianapolis’ Greenscape Geeks transitioned to new owners earlier this year. Michael Painton and Joey Fleenor took over the business from the original owners—Lanette and Nick Abbott— who relocated to Pennsylvania.

Month-Long 500 Festivities for All

Month-Long 500 Festivities for All

The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini- Marathon, also affectionately known as The Mini, returns for its 42nd year on May 5.

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Health Briefs

Facial Exercises Ease Midlife Signs of Aging

Facial Exercises Ease Midlife Signs of Aging

Help for Looking Younger

Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria

Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria

Cardio Improves Healthy Microbes

Seek 15 Minutes of Device-Free Time

Seek 15 Minutes of Device-Free Time

Why You Should Break Away From a Screen

Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health

Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health

Causes Negative Side Effects

Preterm Births Down After Coal Plant Shutdown

Preterm Births Down After Coal Plant Shutdown

Reduction in Pollution to Thank

Scientists Discover Alcohol-Cancer Link

Scientists Discover Alcohol-Cancer Link

Research Finds Connection

 
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