5 grounding practices for when the world is moving too fast

This is the time of year when things start to feel a little crazy for people. The most common complaints that I hear starting in October includes increased stress, anxiety, and feelings of overwhelm and this is often described as “the world is just moving too fast!”. It’s completely normal for people to feel swept up in the hustle and bustle of the fall and holiday season and they may feel completely overwhelmed before they even know how they got into that state. Now is the time to start implementing grounding, calming and nurturing practices into your daily routine so that we can build up a resilience to the increased stress that accompanies the fall season. Here are 10 grounding practices that you can practice anytime, anywhere to give our body some much needed support and resilience in the busiest time of year: Continue reading

Anti-Aging Therapies for Women’s Health & Skin




Wednesday, October 11th / 5:30 to 6:30PM


Dr. Lisa LaCova-Bhat is a passionate, multifaceted holistic healer, combining acupuncture, Reiki, traditional Chinese medicine, massage, yoga, meditation, natural herbal supplements, and more.  In this lecture & in honor of breast cancer awareness month, Lisa’s focus will be to provide the women in our community with natural remedies for common women’s health concerns.

Topics Lisa will cover include:

  • Foods, spices and herbal supplements for naturally balancing hormones and healthy, rejuvenated skin
  • Women’s health concerns including stress, heart disease, acne, endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, breast cancer, pre and post menopause, and more
  • Using holistic medicine to alleviate symptoms & improve your health
  • An introduction to facial rejuvenation and facial acupuncture, provide research along side a live demonstration on how it works and the benefits

As a Licensed Master Esthetician, Lisa will also provide step-by-step instruction for self facial massage, as well as herbs and natural solutions that fight signs of aging, with scientific research to substantiate her information.

Following the class, Lisa will be available for chair massages on a ‘first come first serve’ basis at $1 per minute.


Lisa LaCova-Bhat is a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner from Richmond with her own practice, Lmar Healing at Symmetry Salon and Gallery.  She has her Doctorate of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and is a Licensed Certified Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist, Licensed Master Esthetician & Teacher, and Yoga Instructor.

Lisa has been  healing and studying  in the field of holistic and natural medicine for over 20 years.  She continues to research and write about complementary, integrative and holistic medicine.

Lisa is a  gifted and intuitive healer with a multicultural background that has been called unique, rare, magical, rejuvenating and magnetizing.  She is world-traveled, having visited over 30 different countries, and she’s a gifted young scholar, dedicating her life’s work to helping, healing & educating people all the world over.  Lisa is dedicated to educating others to make well-informed decisions about health and increasing awareness about holistic health and wellness.

Lisa is motivated, compassionate and caring.  Practicing yoga and meditation for over 20 years, she helps her clients with regular deep stretching, breathing exercises and meditation.

She also specializes in reiki, universal energy healing,  daily meditation, deep breathing techniques, yoga and tai chi.  Lisa feels her special technique is her gift to balancing her clients’ bodies, minds and spirits through holistic and natural approaches.  She serves as President of  public 501c3 non-profit, Lmar Integrative & Holistic Medicine & Anti- Aging Therapies Inc., the mission of which is to educate and provide the community with natural, holistic medicine integrating optimal health and wellness through lifestyle practices, anti-aging therapies, mixed modalities, complementary and alternative medicine and educational workshops and resources.


$5 Donation | Register through Eventbrite here!

Proceeds benefit Lmar Integrative & Holistic Medicine & Anti- Aging Therapies, a 501c3 non-profit founded by Lisa whose mission is to educate and provide the community with natural, holistic medicine integrating optimal health and wellness, particularly to the elderly and under-served.  Additional donations welcomed.


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Zero Waste Living!


Back by popular demand, discuss with us the what, why and how of the zero waste movement and living more sustainably! It’s more than the absence of trash or simply recycling — in fact, it involves recycling LESS!


Erica Wells is a registered dietitian and blogger behind “A Waste Not Kind Of Life.”  This Richmond native embarked on a journey towards a zero waste lifestyle earlier this year in response to the environmental destruction that is being caused by over-consumption.  She’s a wife and mother to a vivacious toddler with whom she enjoys sharing her love of nature and the outdoors.


$5 | Proceeds benefit Tricycle Urban Ag & Culture | RSVP here to save your seat!


Drop us a line at 359-7525 or shoot us an email at thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com!