All events are held in the café and are free and open to the public except where noted. Registration is required. 

Brain Food: The Connection Between Nutrition and Mental Health

Thursday, March 29th
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Studies have shown that neurotransmitters (the “feel good” chemicals in the brain) are affected by the food we eat. Looking specifically at the link between nutrition and depression, serotonin-producing carbohydrates are key to improving overall mood and decreasing symptoms of depression. Though nutrition is an extremely important aspect of caring for the body and mind, Carolyn takes it a bit deeper by focusing on your relationship with food via modalities like intuitive eating. Developing a healthy relationship with food and exercise is essential to living a happy and fulfilled life. Food is not the enemy, it is here to nourish.

You will learn:

  • How food affects mood
  • What intuitive eating means
  • How a person can change their relationship with food and exercise
  • The role of the RDN


Carolyn Milles, RDN, LD, Registered Dietician Nutritionist and Founder of CV Wellbeing

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21-Day Holistic Detox Program Kickoff

Thursday, April 5th
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Stephanie Walsh, Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner and Eating Psychology Coach will be here for an in-depth talk on where toxins hide in your environment, why a detox is important for health and weight loss, and how to follow her 21-Day Holistic Detox program to get the results you’ve been striving for! This is the kickoff to the 21-Day Holistic Detox Program taking place from April 7th – 27th but will be beneficial to anyone who wishes to start a detox program.


Stephanie Walsh, CPT, CNTP, CEPC, owner of The Holistic Health Approach

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Coastal Grand Opening Event

Saturday, April 7th
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come see our new space and help us celebrate our new location!

You’ll enjoy

  • prize drawings,
  • product demonstrations, and
  • 20% off your entire purchase!*

*Excludes prescriptions and marked down items.

21-Day Holistic Detox Program

Saturday, April 7th through Friday, April 27th

Steph is back to offer her 21-day detox program that is designed to instill lasting change. You will receive both group and personal support with a program designed to make your detox as easy and effective as possible.

Program dates: Saturday, April 7th – Friday, April 27th
Cost: $175 (includes program support and required supplements)
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 26th
Program Kickoff Presentation: Thursday, April 5th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Mid-Detox Refresher: April 19th, 5:30 pm


Stephanie Walsh, CPT, CNTP, CEPC, Founder of The Holistic Health Approach

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Inside Out – Chinese Medicine and Your Skin: Options, Agency, and Lasting Relief

Thursday, April 12th

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Join Alexandra Gilmore, LAc, MAcOM, for a lively introduction to understanding skin health and skin dis-ease through the lens of Chinese medicine.

In this dynamic presentation you will learn:

  • the basics of maintaining healthy skin
  • several self-care rituals to support your skin, skin health, and healthy aging
  • foods to help you age well
  • how your current food choices may be impacting your skin health

You will also learn:

…you have options! There is more than one way to treat your skin concern(s).

…you have agency!  You need not be held hostage by the whims of your skin disease (or any disease).

…how your skin is reflecting your broader health–and you’ll leave with a better understanding of what it’s trying to tell you.


Alexandra Gilmore, LAc, MAcOM, ATX Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Alexandra is an acupuncturist and board-certified Chinese medicine herbalist with a specialty in and passion for treating skin disease with Chinese Medicine.  In 2012 she graduated at the top of her class from Mazin Al-Khafaji’s prestigious Chinese medicine dermatology diploma course in London, England.   She continues to study with Al-Khafaji on a regular basis, traveling across the US and abroad to learn, collaborate, and deepen her clinical skills.  She’s honored to be able to provide this specialized knowledge and service to southern Maine and New England, more broadly, and excited to share it with you!

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Lyme Disease Town Hall with Area Practitioners

Wednesday, May 23rd
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Details are currently being finalized, however, we just can’t wait to tell you about this one! This event will be conducted as a town hall meeting format, encouraging questions and interactions between practitioners and attendees. The panel will consist of area practitioners who are fluent in treating Lyme disease.


Paula Jackson-Jones, President & Co-Founder of Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education
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Confirmed Panelists

Dr. Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA, Medical Director and Founder of Integrative Health Center of Maine
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Dr. Jacob Aguiar, ND, Co-Founder of Scarborough Integrative Health
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Mary Penner MSN, FNP, Co-Founder of Therapia-Maine
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*Program details are still being finalized. Participants and format are subject to change.

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Slow Medicine, Lasting Relief:  A Chinese Medicine Approach to Lyme Disease and Other Chronic Illness

Thursday, May 31st
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Lyme disease is on the rise, as is a host of other chronic “inflammatory” illnesses.  Join Chinese medicine expert Alexandra Gilmore for this lively, informative discussion.  How does Chinese medicine approach these frustrating, debilitating, and often recalcitrant conditions?  What different perspectives and alternative treatment options does Chinese medicine have to offer?

In this dynamic presentation we’ll discuss:

  • why deep healing takes time
  • the body as a garden (not a fortress)
  • why some bodies are susceptible to outside influences while others seem not to be
  • the benefits of systems-based thinking (and of not losing the forest for the trees)
  • why Chinese medicine doesn’t need a Western medical diagnosis to be effective

Please join us!


Alexandra Gilmore, LAc, MAcOM, ATX Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Alexandra Gilmore, LAc, MAcOM, has been called a “Dr. House” of Chinese medicine; she enjoys unraveling complex cases that leave other practitioners stumped.  She is committed to excellence, and works in deep partnership with her patients in the service of transforming their health status and reaching their highest possible vitality.

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Anxious to Awesome: Mindhacks for a Peaceful and Powerful Life

Date To Be Announced

In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage neuroscience, mindset, your energy field, and the Law of Attraction to dial down stress and ramp up success! Master your mind and you will unleash your life with a toolbox of tricks that work with the bartender in your brain and the power of your thoughts! This is NOT your average stress relief workshop!
Please note: the same workshop will be held on both Thursday and Saturday.


Bambi Thompson, Brain Coach and Speaker – Anxiety Transformation and Success Acceleration
Bambi Thompson, is a non-medication anxiety specialist, transformational speaker and brain coach for success acceleration and anxiety transformation. She’s the co-founder of the Corporate Unicorn’s Women’s Success Summit in Maine, co-author of Dare to Be Authentic, and the former producer and host of Power Me Up Radio on the Amazing Women of Power Network. Bambi combines her background as an Occupational Therapist with her knowledge of brain science, metaphysics, energy medicine, and the Law of Attraction to revolutionize her clients for success, to transcend limitation, optimize performance, and activate your personal power. 

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