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2014 Miami Marathon Race – South Florida

Photos by Lee Smith

The Miami Marathon was a huge success with thousands of runners that started at 6:00am in the morning. I stood about the 1 mile marker on the top of the MacArthur Causeway Bridge to witness the sea of runners as they passed by.
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Non-Toxic Veneziano Wet Mix

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Non Toxic Veneziano Wet Mix EcoSimplista Non Toxic Veneziano Wet Mix
Veneziano is a versatile traditional plaster used on interiors, some exteriors and shower stalls. It can be applied with subtle color variation and minimal sheen, or can be polished to a dramatic marble like finish. Veneziano can be ordered tinted or white.

Our plasters are crafted without volatile organic compounds (VOCs) making them non-toxic and free of chemicals. The plaster creates an additionally healthy environment as it absorbs carbon dioxide and naturally resists mildew and fungus.

  • Square foot material cost: $0.84 – $0.45 (both coats)
  • 2 Gallon: Coverage: 76-140 square feet (both coats) Weight: 24 lbs. / 12 kg
  • 5 Gallon: Coverage: 190-350 square feet (both coats) Weight: 59 lbs. / 27 kg

FOR COLORED PRODUCTS PLEASE CALL US AT 954-565-5900 TO PLACE AN ORDER.

Eco Simplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
Non-Toxic Zero VOC Paint, Eco Flooring, Concrete Countertops, Decorative Concrete Remodeling Supplies
699 East Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, FL 33334
Phone: 954-565-5900
http://www.ecosimplista.com

We are an eco-friendly home improvement company that offers the best environmentally friendly paints, green non-toxic countertops, eco flooring, decorative concrete and wide range of green products cleaning supplies designed to protect your home from harmful toxic pollutants.

White Crane Healing Arts – Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

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Offering Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Qigong Classes, Self Cultivation Practices Nutrition

Our desire to impart knowledge and educate individuals in life skills that will facilitate good health, inner joy and a strong independent spirit has remained a constant in our lives.

FRANK IBORRA is a state licensed and nationally certified (NCCAOM) acupuncture physician and herbalist. His private practice is at White Crane Healing Arts Center and he is senior instructor for the Qigong program at the center. Previously he served as an advisory board member for the educational holistic program at Everglades University and has taught Chinese medical theory at Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine and Everglades. Frank specializes in Asian bodywork and has studied the Asian healing and movement arts for over 35 yrs. including: Qigong, Neigung, Wu Style Tai Chi, TAO Yoga, Taoist Longevity Breathing and Qigong Tui Na.

MICKI IBORRA is a state licensed nutritional counselor with over twelve years experience. Her background and training includes eastern and Western nutritional theory, and a knowledge of Chinese therapeutic cooking. She teaches a variety of nutrition and cooking classes that clearly reflect the synthesis of the two systems. In counseling sessions and classes she guides individuals through the process of transitioning to a more wholesome diet and healthier lifestyle. She is a Taoist mentor, a student of the Integral Way as taught by Hua Ching Ni and she is certified as a senior instructor for the Eight Treasures practice. She also is the primary administrator for the center.

Chinese Medicine Services

Acupuncture – Acupuncture treats the whole being which includes body, mind, emotions and spirit.

Meridians, Channels the 8 Extraordinary Vessels – The 8 extraordinary vessel  system is a way to harmonize and heal our mind, body and spirit.  It broadens our ability to effect change on multiple levels, so we can expand the true nature of whole being.

Qigong Tui Na Massage – The clear intention of the practitioner and patient; the quiet breathing and the use of the dissolving and releasing skills helps the patient to reconnect with the natural energetic flow of the body.

Chinese Herbal Therapy – Chinese Herbal Therapy is used to supplement and direct the body’s own healing energy to improve its physiological functions. Herbs can enhance the efficiency of digestion, metabolism and circulation.

Massage Therapy – MASSAGE can be the simplest and most direct method of healing. It can have profound effects on the nervous system, immunity and the relaxation of tense muscles

Dietary Guidance – Dietary Guidance is provided to all patients as a part of their overall health plan. Eastern and Western nutritional approaches are combined to educate individuals from all vantage points.

Qigong Classes

  • Opening the Energy Gates Qigong
  • Wu Style Tai Chi – Short Form
  • Taoist Longevity Breathing Meditation
  • Tao Yoga
  • Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong
  • PA KONG DAO YING (8 Treasures)

Our center store carries a variety of Chinese Herbal Remedies including:
Chinese patent formulas, External Liniments, Lotions Hot Cold Patches, Whole Chinese herbs for cooking, Pediatric Remedies, Herbal Liquid Extracts and Powder Remedies.

Our Chinese Herbal Store also carries:

  • Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil
  • Shoyeido Incense
  • Herbal Teas and more!

Please contact us to see how we may help you

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The White Crane Healing Arts Center is located in Broward County, Florida
7071 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 2C, Tamarac, FL 33319
Phone 954.721.7252
http://www.whitecranehealingarts.com

 

 

Mother Eagle Feeding Baby Eaglet – Pembroke Pines, FL

It was a bright cloudless day in Pembroke Pines. I decided to take a quick trip to see Broward’s only known eagle nest. I was hoping to see one of the eaglets in the nest. After 150 shots, I could not tell how the photos came out because of the bright light and photographing south into the sun, but when I got home and reviewed the images – I one got one photo where I could see the eaglet. (Photo by Lee Smith – cropped)

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EF 400mm F/5.6 Lens
UV Filter
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Modern Mermaids Organic Vitalizing Fruit & Veggie Wash

EcoSimplista header Modern Mermaids Organic Vitalizing Fruit  Veggie WashModern Mermaids, “because we need to breathe while we clean!”

Eco VeggieWash Modern Mermaids Organic Vitalizing Fruit  Veggie WashStrawberries, apples, spinach and carrots….we don’t always know where they came from but we do know how to clean them! From road grit to dangerous pesticide residue, produce can’t be rinsed with just water anymore. How does our product help? This soap based, non-acidic wash works by both attracting and repelling water simultaneously, safely removing dirt and chemical residues that plain water will not. Spray directly on produce, rinse and dry or simple spray into bowl of water, soak, rinse and dry. Stay healthy, eat your fruits veggies….and clean ‘em first!

Contains Purified water, Fatty Acids, Coconut Oil, Organic Alcohol ( from sugar and oats and cooked off), Folic Acid, Minerals and Enzymes derived from Edible and Seed bearing plants.

To Order: Modern Mermaids

Eco Simplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
Non-Toxic Zero VOC Paint, Eco Flooring, Concrete Countertops, Decorative Concrete Remodeling Supplies
699 East Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, FL 33334
Phone: 954-565-5900
http://www.ecosimplista.com

We are an eco-friendly home improvement company that offers the best environmentally friendly paints, green non-toxic counter-tops, eco-flooring, decorative concrete and wide range of green products cleaning supplies designed to protect your home from harmful toxic pollutants.

A Winter Visit to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands

It was a cloudless sky when I drove up to the preserve. The Wakodahatchee Wetlands are located in Delray Beach, Florida, on 50 acres of utility land. The area was transformed into a wetlands with public access over a three-quarter mile boardwalk that crosses water, marshes, shallows and small nesting islands. There are gazebos with benches and plenty of wildlife offering a great way to observe birds in their natural habitats.

The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department’s operates a Water Reclamation Facility that pumps approximately two million gallons of highly treated water through the Wakodahatchee Wetlands.

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Concrete Countertops by EcoSimplista

EcoSimplista header Concrete Countertops by EcoSimplistaEco-Friendly Counter-tops using Concrete or ALKEMI for Kitchens, Bathrooms, Mantels, Custom Counters

The kitchen is the hub of many of today’s green homes. If you are planning a green kitchen remodel, eco-friendly countertops will be an important part of your plans. Stop wasting precious natural resources on your kitchen’s counter-tops. Several brilliant companies now offer environmentally responsible surfaces. Consider recycled tile counter-tops, bamboo counters, concrete counter-tops and the many other options highlighted here. All present attractive and viable alternatives to conventional counter-tops.

These options are also available for bathrooms, mantels, custom cabinetry, etc.

  •     Poured Concrete – natural organic materials with modern techniques
  •     ALKEMI – recycled surface material composed of post-industrial scrap waste

These sustainable counter-top options have some great green features in common:

  •     Low-VOC or VOC-free in materials, installation, and maintenance
  •     High recycled content
  •     Hypoallergenic and antibacterial
  •     Durable

Call 954-565-5900  today to find out how we can help you select the right counter-top for you. visit us online at EcoSimplista.com – Concrete counter-tops:

Eco Simplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
Non-Toxic Zero VOC Paint, Eco Flooring, Concrete Countertops, Decorative Concrete Remodeling Supplies
699 East Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, FL 33334
Phone: 954-565-5900
http://www.ecosimplista.com

We are an eco-friendly home improvement company that offers the best environmentally friendly paints, green non-toxic countertops, eco flooring, decorative concrete and wide range of green products cleaning supplies designed to protect your home from harmful toxic pollutants.

The Holidays are over – now the Bills are due

EmbassyLoans header The Holidays are over   now the Bills are dueWe all know that times have been tough. The holidays were expensive and those charge cards are now due, let Embassy Loans of Ft Lauderdale lend you the cash when you need it most. If you have paid off your vehicle and have the title to your truck or car, we can loan you the money you need to help with emergencies or to get your life back on track by using your vehicle as collateral for a short-term loan based on the equity in your vehicle, regardless of credit. It is a simple process.

Embassy Loans of Ft Lauderdale practices responsible lending by providing loans to qualified applicants with equity in their cars and trucks that they own. This type of lending can be called a car title loan, a loan based on a percentage of the value of the car, truck or van.

How to Get a Loan with Embassy Loans:

  1. Fill out the online form to get a quick pre-approved
  2. One of our staff will contact you to ask several simple questions and direct you to fill out our complete online application.
  3. The application will be reviewed and the information supplied will be verified.
  4. Next, you need to stop by one of our 23 inspection locations in Florida so one of our associates can take a quick look at the car to make sure it matches the title you are presenting.
  5. If approved, you get the Cash Loan – which can be picked up at the MoneyGram location nearest you! There are thousands all across Florida..

Join thousands of customers who have used their vehicle title to get money quickly and fairly …

Why use Embassy Loans of Ft. Lauderdale?

  • You keep the car and the cash
  • If your loan is approved – you get your cash the same day
  • Embassy Loans of Ft Lauderdale is an A-Rated company with the Better Business Bureau
  • Offering some of the Lowest Rates in Florida – as low as 1.5% monthly!
  • Borrow up to $5,000 and you set the monthly Payments – 3 to 18 months
  • Bad credit? No credit? No problem – Loans are made Regardless of Credit
  • There are 23 Florida locations to serve you
  • Car Title Loans are made regardless of personal credit history.

Embassy Loans is a consumer finance company licensed under Statute 516 [Consumer Finance] in the State of Florida specializing in equity loans, loans based on equity in your vehicle and not personal credit scores. We are a state regulated financial company that adheres to the strict Florida guidelines concerning lending.

http://www.autotitleloansftlauderdale.com/
or call 66-277-5796

A Trip to Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens is a beautifully landscape wildlife sanctuary with exotic plants, birds, reptiles and animals.

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