Avian Diversity

Birds love backyards. The gnarled branches of trees and canopies of shrubbery offer nesting homesteads. Fruiting trees and seasonal gardens provide plenty of forage.. And, of course, overflowing bird baths and everflowing bird feeders invite them to stay a while.

I’m amazed at the diversity of birds flitting in my backyard. So many colors, shapes and sounds. I simply sit still in reverie and enjoy the view!

How to live to be 100+

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.

Business is a Tool to Create Good

Have we gotten any closer in the last 50 years to measuring our existence and our experiences on this earth in more meaningful and more worthwhile ways than simply a mere continuation of economic progress and an endless amassing of worldly goods. Ari Derfel says the answer is yes. Ari talks about Slow Money and Business 3.0. This is not business as usual, but business as a tool to be used to create good.

Yoga for Your Head and Eyes

Rodney Yee goes over a few quick exercises to that you can do at your desk to take some of the workday pressure off of your head and eyes. This Desktop Solutions series by Gaiam is designed for people who spend their work days sitting at a desk, which can affect many parts of the body, including your head, neck, shoulders, back, eyes, and wrists.

List Your Business in Healthy and Sustainable Directory

Did you know that one in four Americans is interested in lifestyles of health and sustainability? These potential customers are the future of your business and the future of positive change in our lifetime.

Wholylocal, Sarasota’s online marketplace for healthy and sustainable lifestyles, connects you with this market group that is emerging into mainstream cultural awareness. With Wholylocal, you can extend your marketing reach beyond the “alternative” niche to meet the growing demand for healhty and sustainable products and services.

Wholylocal was created to support local merchants who are working with integrity and creativity in our community. The directory includes only businesses whose offerings and values concur with Wholylocal’s focus on lifestyles of health and sustainability.

Wholylocal acts as a marketing co-op for member merchants. Our goal is to bridge the information gap that keeps consumers from finding the healthy and sustainable products and services they’re looking for. As a business member, you benefit from Wholylocal’s marketing efforts:

  • Wholylocal Website (Business Directory, Events and Coupons)
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Local Online Ads
  • Local Print Ads
  • Marketing ENews

Because we don’t scrape the web for listings, we need forward-thinking merchants to help us launch the directory. As an incentive, we are offering a complimentary 6-month listing to the first 50 merchants who join Wholylocal. Regular pricing is $30 per month or $300 for one year.

We hope that you choose to list your business in the Wholylocal directory, and that together we can contribute to a healthier, more sustainable community.

Be one of Wholylocal’s originals and take advantage of our free introductory offer.

List Your Business

Please use our contact form if you have any questions or would like more information.

Wholylocal is Open for Business

Wholylocal is now open for business in Sarasota, with an introductory half-price offer to the first 50 business members who join the directory. We are looking for local merchants whose products and services promote lifestyles of health and sustainability:

  • Food & Dining
  • Health & Wellness
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Personal Care
  • Healthy Home
  • Organic Garden
  • Healthy Pet
  • Eco Tourism
  • Kids
  • Shopping
  • Spirituality

If your business caters to any of these market sectors, Wholylocal is for you, Our goal is to extend your reach beyond the “alternative” niche to meet the growing demand of the American public for your products and services.

Wholylocal Pricing

Wholylocal offers four membership levels:

  • Free Member – Free
  • Pro Member – $18/month or $180 year
  • Premium Member – $30/month or $300/year
  • National Member – $75/month or $750/year

Click here to see membership plans.

Merchants Benefit from Wholylocal’s marketing efforts:

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Local Online Ads
  • Local Print Ads
  • Marketing Tips ENews
  • Ongoing Development

Get Started

To get your business listed in the Wholylocal directory, click here to get started!

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Change your Brain, Change your Life. Revelations based on studying 63,000 brain images across 90 countries over 20 years. How Brain imaging can change paradigms and our understanding of healthy life, no matter where we live.

Physician, psychiatrist, and teacher, Daniel Amen, MD, is one of the world’s foremost experts on applying brain imaging science to clinical psychiatric practice. He is widely regarded as a gifted teacher, taking complex brain science concepts to make them easily accessible to other professionals and the general public.

Daniel is the author of 42 professional articles and 28 books, including four New York Times bestsellers. He is the producer and star of five highly popular shows about the brain, which have raised more than 34 million dollars for public television.

Daniel is the medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc., that has the world’s largest database of functional brain scans totaling more than 64,000. The clinics have seen patients from 90 countries.

The Hidden Power of Smiling

Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.

Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.