August 2015

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Bittersweet Parenting –August 2015

I can’t help but believe that certain things we instill in our children may be exactly what protects them when we are not around.

Princess Parties

F​airytale By Christina is a children's birthday party, special event and dance class organization owned and operated by Christina Snuffin.

Organic Mattresses Now Available Locally

T​he Good Morning Mattress Center. Located at 7160 North Davis Highway, in Pensacola, is the first retailer on the Gulf Coast to offer non-toxic, organic mattresses in all sizes, from crib to California King.

Keeping College Students Debt-Free

According to Nelson, whose expertise is in college planning, “No matter what your financial situation, no matter what you don’t know about college, there are things families and students can do to improve the chances of getting a degree in four years or less and doing it with little or no student loan debt.” There are two shares to preparing for college, what the parents need to do and what the student needs to do.

Strings that Bind

Most fathers don’t play contact football with their 10-year-old sons, and it’s hard to imagine any teenage girls asking their mothers to join their pompom team.


A diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is important, but the use of supplements without proper monitoring can also worsen ADHD.

Janet Hardy Focuses on the Caring Touch Myofacsial Release Offers

J​anet Hardy, the owner of Caring Touch, in Santa Rosa Beach, just north of Grayton Beach, has been a Florida licensed massage therapist for more than 20 years.

Kudos: Deborah Simkin, M.D.

Deborah Simkin, M.D., has been asked to develop a resource decision-making tool for parents regarding complementary and alternative medicine for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Try Zyto Scan For Free

E​sther's Garden of Healing is offering Zyto Scan appointments at no cost to Natural Awakenings readers.

Rev. Shirley Geer to Appear at Unity in Fort Walton

Rev. Shirley Geer, minister at Unity on the Eastern Shore, in Fairhope, Alabama, and author of The Source Is With You, will be speaking at Unity in Fort Walton Beach at 10:30 a.m., August 23.

Wellness Rocks! Classes on Health

N​atural Awakenings will conduct a Holistic Health Care course from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Fridays from September 14 to November 6 at the University of West Florida auditorium.

Autism Walk in Pensacola Raises Funds and Awareness

A​utism Pensacola (API) is holding the fourth annual Steps for Autism walk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., September 19, at the Washington High School track.