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November 2014 | Twin Cities Edition | NaturalTwinCities.com
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Black Friday. Love it or hate it, the day after Thanks-giving is a big shopping day. In the past few years, the shopping start time has begun earlier and earli-er until now, when it actually starts on Thanksgiving Day at some locations.
Consumerism is a fact of modern day life. To varying degrees, we need stuff. Theres much debate about how much we actually need but thats not the focus today.
As the holiday season approaches and many re-tailers make more than three or four times what they
normally take in, its a great time to question where we get stuff. Who are we supporting with our purchases? Big box retailers, such as Target and Walmart, or local, independent stores and mom-and-pop businesses, such as Moss Envy and Peapods?
Yes, the prices are often higher at the independent locations. They dont get the bulk-pricing discounts that the chains receive. But imagine a world with no independent shops. No unique items. Everything is the same, ev-erywhere you go. Who wants to live in that world?
This month we have plenty of opportunities to support our local inde-pendents. If you have a favorite, I encourage you to shop there. If you dont have one, please ask your friends to share theirs. Some of mine are:
SubText Bookstore, below Ninas Coffee Caf (both are favorites!) Metamorphosis Center: an assortment of books and products Moss Envy: eco-friendly alternatives to everyday products Peapods: natural toys and baby care Bibelot: as the website says, whimsical, elegant and unexpectedFor some people its all about the deal and saving the most money. But
often its worth it to pay a little more to support local retailers because we appreciate their presence in our community.
Dont get me wrong. I like to save money as much as the next person does. But when I consider what I want my purchasing dollar to support, I choose the small business. I support this choice by belonging to Twin Cities MetroIBA, where businesses and citizen members meet monthly in a relaxed setting to learn about and support each other. I encourage you to learn more about this group and consider attending a meeting. They always meet the first Tuesday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at one of their member locations. Check out their website, BuyLocalTwinCities.com, for meeting locations in November and December.
Maybe youve heard of cash mob (like a flash mob) where a random group of people coordinate a visit to a selected local brick-and-mortar in-dependent store and inject a fusion of cash, with each participant commit-ting to spending at least $20. Visit CashMob.com for more information. If you coordinate one or even attend one, let me know. Maybe Ill come too!
I give thanks for each of you reading this magazine, supporting it, sharing it and helping it grow by telling friends, visiting our advertisers and, most of all, for being you and shining your light in the world.
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Wellness Services Offer Customer Appreciation Day and Open House
Dynamic Journey Massage and Well-ness and Tips to Toes Nails, in Burns-ville, will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. on November 29. The event will include free mini-workshops, samples of services, holiday discounts on special
products, food, gift bags, massage, pedicures and prizes.Dynamic Journey Massage and Wellness is a growing collaborative of eight
heart-centered, independent healing and teaching practitioners along with other guest instructors. Owner Ann Scarborough, who has 18 years of therapeutic massage experience, expanded the business in 2011 to support others in developing thriving wellness practices.
During the hectic holiday season, put yourself first for a few hours: eating well, receiving pampering services, learning new information, winning great prizes, shopping for the holidays, and making new friends, Scarborough says. We invite you to discov-er the wonderful resources that we offer to the South Metro area, empowering you to be happier, to feel healthier and to connect more deeply with your life purpose.
Dynamic Journey practitioners offer diverse massage and aromatherapy techniques, craniosacral and herbal therapy, chakra healing and sound therapy, health coaching, Reiki healing and empowerment for your journey to optimal health, she adds.
Cost: Free. Location: 1103 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Stes. 200 and 201, Burnsville. For more information, call 952-994-1790 or visit DJMWellness.com.
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Harmonic Spirit Wellness Center Open House and Classes
Harmonic Spirit, in Webster, will host an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. on November 9. Guests can enjoy food, drinks, drawings, holiday gift ideas and free wellness analyses and learn what the center has to offer.
Brenda Miller, owner and founder, created the wellness center to advocate wellness through hypnosis and spiritual guidance. The center offers holistic hypnosis for many con-ditions, including weight management and stress manage-ment, and helping people overcome daily challenges and bring forth a positive mental attitude. Miller explains that through spiritual guidance and hypnosis many people can effectively move beyond self-limiting blocks, behavior patterns and perceptio