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essential wellness digital magazine Twin Cities Wellness aka Essential Wellness 4270 Honey Tree Pass Danbury, WI 54830 Publishers Dee & Lynn LaFroth ADVERTISING Dee LaFroth 715.259.3047 EDITOR Lynn LaFroth ART DIRECTOR Sunshine Sevigny WRITING SUBMISSIONS Click here for 2013 Writers Guidelines RECEIVE ESSENTIAL WELLNESS BY EMAIL Send us your email to receive twice-monthly Celebrate Wellness e-news and Monthly digital Essential Wellness 4

8–14 An Essential Wellness Interview with Judith Diana Winston, author of The Keeper of the Diary BY LYNN S. LAFROTH 16–19 Combine herbs and flowers essences to more effectively heal body and mind BY DEBBIE ENGELMANN

20–23 Access Consciousness Bars: New energetic modality to free your mind BY LORI KILBURG 25–30 Annual Holistic Directory: A Resource of Healing, Spirituality and Wellness Providers | Products | Services

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An Essential Wellness Interview

A magical, mystical adve novel for our time


B E I N G started buzzing w h e n I picked up The Keeper of the Diary by Judith Diana Winston. It’s that thing called “energy.” I knew intuitively this book was a “must read.” I did read it and I must say: This Book Is A Must Read for all who are interested in the times we live in and how we got here. The

as their official trip photographer. A mysterious diary appears in Cassie’s camera case and thus begins a layered, multi-dimensional story taking the reader to the Sacred Stone Sites of the world and through ancient civilizations inTHE KEEPER OF THE DIARY cluding Atlantis and from Egypt STORYLINE to Easter Island. Cassie falls into Cassie, the main character, a humanity’s history by accident, photographer, was asked to ac- revealing secrets of her own past company a sacred travel group to and a mystical line of knowledge the Egyptian stone monuments

genre is Visionary Fiction but it should be called Evolutionary Consciousness Fiction because it speaks, in a mystery-adventure travel-thriller kind of way, to the shifts we are all experiencing.

ces have

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enture that has flowed through all civilizations. I found this book exciting because it blended my spiritual studies of the past many decades together in one place: Spirituality, synchronicity, intuition, energy medicine, sacred sites and their connections to the stars, the role of fear and separation, our history as an evolving species, aka the evolution of consciousness, conjec-

the possibility of creating

ture about the role ETs, and oh, al teacher, the late Paul Solomon, so much more mystical, mythical a trance medium from Virginia. The places we visited deeply imfun! pacted me and I became fascinated WHAT INSPIRED THE with the ancient history of the huWRITING OF THIS NOVEL? man race. The experiences I had in Judith Diana Winston, who likes Egypt profoundly changed my life to be called Diana: In the ‘80s, and inspired this book. circumstances pulled themselves As we visited the ancient montogether and I ended up traveling uments in Egypt, our local guide to Egypt with a man who later be- spoke to our group explaining came my spiritu-

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the standard archeological information; this was then followed by Paul’s version—which was much more riveting. Paul was a gifted storyteller; he gave us a completely different slant, both deeper and more mystical—which placed the origin of the Sphinx and Pyramids much further back in time. This trip catalyzed a great change in me, both personally and professionally. When I


returned to Los Angeles, where I had been a fashion photographer, I found I had completely lost interest in this field and I began a true, in depth, spiritual quest. I also began to feel there was a story tugging on my sleeve—a story begging to be told. I went to a friend’s bed and breakfast in the mountains of Northern California. There, sitting in a room completely surrounded by ancient trees, the essence of the book c a m e

pouring through in four days. I felt like I was “downloading” information and was amazed by what I saw on the page. This “channeled” story, combined with all things I had studied and researched, and the sites I had visited in the Middle East produced the beginnings of this book. HOW HAS THE BOOK AFFECTED YOU PERSONALLY?

Diana: This process of the book was started 25 years ago right after a second trip to Egypt with Paul. It began a dance between my life and this story. When opportunities magically appeared to

Judith Diana Winston

visit many of the different sacred sites around the planet—sites Paul had spoken about, I jumped at the opportunity. I became a woman obsessed! I wanted—no needed—to understand who built these places and why and just who we humans really are. For instance, at one stone site in Peru, multi-ton slabs of stone came from three mountain valleys away; and the same was true for other sites in the region. I was astounded! How did they—or we—move those stones? Part of what I write about in the book has to do with the intersecting ley lines, or lines of energy, that circle the earth. The many potent places where they cross are the earth’s acupuncture points; this is where so many of the sites are placed. Different types of stone have the capacity to hold energy. They can pull in energy from the heavens and ground it into the earth. The location of the sites was picked very carefully by Beings who knew about our planet and understood energy. There’s a reason and a

purpose as to why the different sacred sites are located at specific energetic points. WHAT DO YOU HOPE WILL BE THE OUTCOME OF THIS BOOK?

Diana: The strongest message is the idea of choice. I think many people don’t realize they have the choices they do—choices in how they respond to various situations in life. I believe that one of our greatest gifts as humans is that we have the ability to choose. We’re conditioned to react when things aren’t going our way—sometimes there is a very good, and important reason, they are going differently than planned. If we can just pause and listen for a moment, then respond rather than react, we can take back our power in our lives. At the deepest level, there are only two

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choices to come from: love or fear. If a response is not coming from love, then it is coming from fear. All of the emotions we might call “negative” come out of fear and our biggest fear comes out of the misconception that we are separate and therefore have to defend our little piece of turf. Our ancient past, and our future, is about connection. The key is moving from the head (the intellect) to the heart—to feel our connection to everyone and every thing—and respond from that space. This is a very big deal—it will change our

and that’s where the choice part comes in. When we take responsibility (the ability to respond) and make choices, we place ourselves on the edge of evolution. Everything is energy. We broadcast energy all the time—it’s our nature and it’s time to take charge of that energy. That’s how we become conscious agents of change. All of the little things we think and do matter and affect the whole. I call this time “The Cycle Of The Turning Of The Ages.” It’s a time of great shift—all of the indigenous

cultures prophesized lives, both per- this time. Universal cosmic energies, aligning with the center of sonally and collectively. As a species we are evolving the universe, are now available to 14

assist us in becoming conscious, or more conscious. For those who are less tuned in, it can feel very scary, because it’s a very disruptive time. Since we have no reference point for what appears to be happening on the surface, many can only perceive it as negative. I say, “look deeper,” we’re going through birth pangs and before something new can be born, the old must break down. Change is inevitable and it’s occurring right on time. The

planet can no longer sustain our current way of living. Each of us can choose whether to personally cooperate with that change, squint down and take in the big-

ger picture, or fight it—in which case things will seem very hard and difficult. It’s time to look around and see the world with new eyes—a time of incredible opportunity—and we can do it! The Keeper of the Diary by Judith Diana Winston is available at or on Amazon and in all eBook formats. Diana has also published Meditative Magic: The Pleiadean Glyphs available at Winston is available for mentoring:

Judith Diana Winston is a visionary artist whose photographs appear in this article. For more info, visit Lynn S. LaFroth is managing editor and co-publisher of Essential Wellness digital magazine. She can be reached at february 2013



Combine herbs and flow to more effectively heal


HE HUMAN body is always striving for balance by constantly seeking homeostasis—a stable functioning internal system. Every individual is also constantly seeking balance between the body, the mind, our emotions, and the spirit. With growing success, the use of herbs and flower essences in combination rather than separately, appear to produce a quicker and more effective system of gentle and potentially permanent healing for individuals. Herbs are gentle and work on the physical body by reminding it how to function properly. The chemical constit-

uents of each herb work directly on the body whether the herb is being used in the form of a tea, fresh-picked, dried, or as a tincture. Herbs are selected for their effect on a specific body system and function by addressing the root physical cause of an imbalance within in the body. Through the bio-chemical response between the herb and the cells of body, healing occurs within the physical body. Flower essences contain the life force derived from the flower of the plant and are vibrational in nature. They work through the human energy fields, which in turn influence our mental, emotional, and physical sense of well-being. Flower essences are prepared in water; the wa-

ter itself receives an imprint of the essential qualities of the flower. Therefore, each drop of water contains the whole configuration of the plant’s archetype. Patterns of imbalance that may exist in the emotions, soul, spirit and mind will gently be brought back into balance. All physical imbalances have emotional components attached to them and those emotional components can be significant. When flower essences and herbs are combined, healing takes place on every level simultaneously and improvement on both levels is seen much quicker than if either is used alone. Physically the body is being encouraged to heal by the herbs while the mind, soul, and emotions are Continued Page 18...



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being released and brought into helped by using only herbs. Some balance with flower essences. options may be: Hawthorn Berry to help heal the heart and reduce the palpitation, Burdock root to COMBINING HERBS WITH help their digestive issues, AgriESSENCES DEALS WITH PAST ABUSE mony to help reduce the inten Imagine an individual, now sity of their anger, and Dandelion an adult, who was a victim of Root might be used as well to help childhood physical and sexual detoxify their liver a bit from all abuse. The person is highly sensi- the emotional turmoil and poor tive to loud sounds, is hyper-vig- diet. All these herbs would help ilant about all activity going on them physically and their heart the room, and always positions palpitations may slow down or themselves where they can see stop. Their digestive issues would the door. Their outward behavior improve. But physically they may is very controlled, but at the same never fully heal because the deep time very kind, sweet, and gen- emotional aspects of their trauma tle. They smile a great deal and will continue to subconsciously use humor when speaking. Dur- affect their physical health since ing conversation, they share that those issues were not addressed at they get angry very quickly, rarely all. tell the truth about how they feel If the above herbs were comto avoid conflict, and suffer from bined with the flower essence of life-long insomnia. Agrimony to help the individual Physical issues include heart- gently release some of their anger, burn, heart palpitations, diges- they would heal quicker. Adding tive problems, and anxiety in the Larch to help increase their selfchest area. This individual can be esteem will also help them engage


in their own healing because they will begin to understand they deserve to heal. When an individual believes they are worthy of healing, they heal much more quickly. Adding Black-Eyed Susan to help the individual release the repressed violent memories and fears they subconsciously still hold within them, will help them sleep better. Our bodies physically heal while we sleep. Just by increasing the amount of sleep this individual gets will accelerate the rate of physical healing. This illustration helps demonstrate how herbs and flower essences work more effectively together than apart. Through my experience in practice, when the emotional pain is addressed along with the physical pain, individuals tend to process the journey of healing with a much more positive attitude. They heal much quicker. Emotional pain feels just as severe as passing a kidney stone; that stone passes slowly

and each sharp edge is clearly felt as it passes. With babies, we always console them with love when they fall and hurt their toe. We ice the hurt toe, kiss the owwie, and hug and love the child. If we only ice the toe, well, I think you may know how well that doesn’t work. Debbie Engelmann, BS, NHD, is the founder and owner of Created By Nature Wellness Center, LLC, located in Burnsville, MN. She has a Doctoral Degree in Natural Health, uses the Traditional Naturopathy philosophy as a healing guideline, and is a practicing herbalist and healer. Her mission is to assist individuals heal themselves with loving compassion as they move through their physical, emotional and spiritual healing journey. For more information please visit Contact her at 952-237-8145 or

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Access Consciousness B New energetic modality


RE YOU looking for a new energy modality to experience? Are you tired? Would you like to experience a modality that will allow more ease in your life, allow you to receive more, and delete the trash file in the hard drive of your mind? Then look no further. The Bars™ was founded over 25 years ago by Gary Douglas, the founder of Access Consciousness. One day he had a profound download of information in which he was given a new energetic modality that would help to unlock the polarity and electrical charges that are created as a result of the limited thoughts and belief patterns that get stored in our

heads. Basically, it helps to remove the judgments, decisions, conclusions, and projections we have pertaining to ANY area in our lives.

trash icon on your computer? Would you be willing to receive more space for the things you really desire in life and let go of the trash that is no longer working?



Bars is an energetic process that consists of touching 32 points on the head that store the electrical and energetic charge of thoughts, feelings, emotions, judgments, decisions, beliefs in any area that are keeping you or your body stuck. Some of these points include Healing, Money, Body, Time, Hopes, Control, Joy, Sadness, Awareness, Creativity, Aging, etc. Our minds are often referred to as computer. What if the Bars™ actually are the push button equivalent of clicking the

You will remain fully clothed and typically laying on a massage therapy table or comfortable reclining chair. The practitioner or Bars facilitator will begin the process by placing their hands on your feet, hands, and head to flow energy. This would be the equivalent of warming up the muscles before engaging in physical activity. Following this they will place their hands on the BARS™ (32 energetic points on your head). See the head chart (next page) for point position locations. Continued Page 22...



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How will I feel while my Bars™ are being run? Each experience is individual. As a Bars™ facilitator, I can share some of the experiences that I have witnessed on my massage therapy table. I have seen people laugh, relax, cry, snore, and get off and tell me that they feel a peace within them that they hadn’t had prior to the Bars session. Please remember whatever happens during your session is your own unique experience. HAS THE BARS CHANGED ANYONE’S LIFE?

This may be an extreme example of how the BARS has changed someone’s life yet but it’s worth sharing as one of the most inspirational that I’ve heard. Thirteen years ago prior to knowing about Access Consciousness, Dr. Heer had set a date to commit suicide. He basically said, “Universe you have six months or I’m out of here.” He then saw something that changed his life—an advertisement in a newspaper that read, “All of life comes to

Science tells us that everything is energy. The computer you are using to read this article, the chair you are sitting on, and you too are energy. Isn’t it time that we explore and experience new healing modalities? Dr. Oz used Reiki during surgery and while on the Oprah Winfrey Show, he said “We’re beginning now to understand things that we know in our hearts are true but we could never measure. As we get better at understanding how little we know about the body, we begin to realize that the next big frontier in medicine is energy medicine. It’s not the ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING THIS mechanistic part of the joints ENERGETIC HEALING moving. It’s not the chemistry MODALITY? of our body. It’s understanding Then visit www.bars.accessfor the first time how energy inconsciousness and find a facilifluences how we feel.” tator in your area. How much does a bars ses- Lori Kilburg is a Life Coach, sion cost? That varies on the Access Consciousness Bars FaBars Facilitator/ practitioner in cilitator, inspirational writer and your area. To find a facilitator in workshop speaker. She invites and your area visit inspires people to recognize the gifts within them and to follow tors.asp and click on your coun- their own knowing. For more try and state. info, visit

me with ease, joy, and glory,” with a name and phone number. He called the number and asked what do you do? The joyful women on the phone said “we do lots of things; why don’t we start first with you having your BARS run.” After his first BARS session, he never contemplated suicide again and continued having his BARS run. Dain now travels all around the globe facilitating advanced classes on Access Consciousness. For more information on Dr. Dain Heer visit

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ALTERNATIVE and COMPLEMENTARY CARE Created by Nature Wellness Center, LLC Debbie Engelmann, BS, NHD 952-237-8145 190 South River Ridge Circle, Suite 317, Burnsville, MN 55337

A naturopathic healing practice that focuses on healing the mind, body and spirit in harmony with Mother Nature’s gifts. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Natural Health and Traditional Naturopathy, and is an herbalist with experience in diseases ranging from minor colds, headaches, and anxiety issues to lifethreatening illnesses and emotional and physical and emotional trauma recovery.


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Mary presents animals as intelligent beings with their own special wisdom. We humans can communicate with them telepathically and learn who animals are and what We practice an integrated approach they are thinking and feeling. Mary to diagnosing, treating, and improv- promotes and facilitates communiing the lives of our animal patients. cation between people and animals Our conscientious team uses the best through lectures, consultations, of Western and Eastern medicine— and workshops. Shamanic practice nutrition, dentistry, acupuncture, and Energy Interference Patterning behavioral counseling, chiropractic, (EIP) allows her to support healing physical therapy, surgery, Chinese and and understanding on many levels. Western herbs, and preventive healthcare. AAHA accredited hospital.


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The Meta Institute is a MN Licensed Adult Career School providing services and certification courses in the area of Therapeutic Life Coaching, Reiki, NLP, and Hypnosis. Our Therapeutic Coaching® Program is a 500-hour, comprehensive, hands-on certification course (5 certifications provided). Students receive a multitude of tools for working with others.

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Calhoun Natural Medicine and Aesthetics is the leader in natural healthcare and medical grade aesthetics for over 20 years. Our highly skilled staff provides customized products, services, and testing that meet your health and beauty needs. Choose from colonics, lymphatic treatments, cryosurgery, nutrition, mental health, photo facials, chemical peels, hair reduction, Zerona laser lipo, Skin Tyte, Botox and more! Schedule online today!

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Since 1991, this general dental practice has been utilizing dental materials creatively to help people with potential or known sensitivities to commonly used dental materials, and encouraging the use of both conventional and alternative healthcare treatments and products that truly support dental health, rather than just treat the symptoms.

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EDUCATION Normandale Community College Integrative Health Education Center 952-358-8343 9700 France Ave. So. Bloomington, MN 55431

The Integrative Health Education Center at Normandale Community College provides the largest selection of holistic, complementary classes, workshops, and certificate trainings in the Midwest. We offer a variety of introductory-to-advanced training for healthcare professionals, holistic practitioners, and those searching

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The Minnesota premiere school of energy science and trans-personal psychology. Our curriculum is geared for working adults who have a passion for real education. Shelli Stanger Nelson, RN, practitioner, international speaker, and other credentialed faculty offer a compre-

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The Minnesota premiere school of energy science and trans-personal psychology. Our curriculum is geared for working adults who have a passion for real education. Shelli Stanger Nelson, RN, practitioner, international speaker, and other credentialed faculty offer a comprehensive program that goes beyond the ordinary. Students come from around the USA to enter a process of personal transformation fused with college-level curriculum. Graduates are some of the best prepared, certified and self-actualized practitioners in the country. Apply the learnings to personal relationships, a current job or start a new means of earning an income. Check our website for

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There are many different quality grades of essential oils. Young Living essential oils are of the highest quality, therapeutic grade. They help to balance our immune systems and are effective in combating viruses and bacterial infections. Achieve outstanding results in enhancing your quality of life beyond your expectations, naturally and organically! Call for a private consultation or visit the website.

FENG SHUI Domicile Design Deborah Miller 612-414-7181

Domicile Design, Inc. combines the creativity of Interior Design and disciplines of Feng Shui. With over 30 years of experience, Debbie will create harmonious and inviting spaces for your home or business. She can also assist with Staging, De-cluttering, Energy Clearing and Re-balancing. For assistance in creating environments, that reflects your spirit and enhances your well being, contact her. Allied Member of ASID, Certified Member of FSIM and IFSG.

“Assisting People to Achieve Powerful Shifts in Consciousness�

Feng Shui Amore

Intentional Spaces

Cheryl Larson, Elaine Anderson, Hinda Abrahamson and Mary Beth Stevens 952-938-0894 Greater Mpls/St. Paul area, MN

Hinda Abrahamson 952-938-0894 Greater Mpls/St. Paul area, MN

Feng Shui Amore is a collaborative of four Feng Shui Consultants dedicated to creating space for Love! We bring over 50 years of collective Feng Shui expertise and passion to your heartfelt intentions. By applying the principles of Feng Shui and the power of love, every area of your life can be enhanced. If you desire to make a love connection or wish to spark an existing relationship, contact Hinda.

Trained in Western and Compass Schools, Hinda is dedicated to assisting you in creating harmonious and healthy environments for your home, business or garden. As a Fashion Feng Shui consultant, she is able to guide you to a deeper understanding of how to wear clothing to honor your Essence and Intentions. Her passions are creating environments that nourish your spirit and inspiring you to dress your authentic self. To receive her monthly lifestyle newsletter, contact

Transformational Healing Akashic Readings House Clearings Travel Tours Classes Wave Dance Bodywork Jaci Loos (651) 436-1418 www.wavedancebodywork.

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Mind Body and Spirit

Book: Unlocking the Consciousness of Your Soul

Brainerd Lakes Holistic Center

Merri Weis and Joan Stokes, Co-Owners 320-203-9630 915 West St. Germain St. Cloud, MN 56303

At Mind Body and Spirit, seekers and shoppers become pleasantly lost or creatively found amidst an eclectic mix of books, gifts, jewelry, and much more. Visit our website to sign up for email updates and learn more about upcoming classes, workshops, and practitioner sessions.

Author: Terry L. Newbegin

A good teacher is not afraid to explore what lies beyond conventional beliefs. Are you looking for clarity, abundance, and healing in your life? Discover how by dropping the old way of using the mind, hope, and prayer, and discover a new and better way to achieve it. Read “Unlocking the Consciousness of Your Soul,� by Terry L Newbegin, and discover a new method to achieve absolute health, abundance, and joy.

Hinda Abrahamson, Feng Shui Consultant Black Sect and Compass Schools / Fashion Feng Shui Certified 952-938-0894 / Private Consultations / Speaking Engagements / Customized Workshops


2029 South 6th Street Brainerd, MN 56401

Nourishing your mind, body, and spirit, Brainerd Lakes Holistic Center offers spiritual counseling, therapeutic coaching, massage therapy, Reiki, vibrational healing, hypnosis, past life regression, meditation, corporate workshops, wedding and commitment celebrations, and more. Visit our website to sign up for our free monthly inspirational newsletter and view our full list of practitioners, services, and our fun spiritual growth and wellness classes.

HEALING THERAPIES Brigid’s House 218-732-5347 500 Park Ave. So. Park Rapids, MN 56470

Services: massage, Reiki, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, biofeedback, shamanic energywork, sound healing, tarot card readings, Zone Therapy, past life regression, dream interpretation, numerology, yoga, hypnotherapy, classes/workshops/shamanic apprenticeship. Retail Store: Unique clothing, stones, books, music, drums, essential oils, jewelry, sarongs, gifts. Come to Brigid’s House and find yourself again.

Wave Dance Bodywork Jaci Loos 651-436-1418 www.wavedancebodywork.

Jaci’s passion is to empower others to experience their life with greater joy and ease. Personal transformation is a process of both growth and healing. Jaci is a transformational channel for conscious energies that want to help you achieve your life goals. She uses a variety of different modalities in assisting her clients. Offering transformational healing, Akashic readings, house clearings, travel tours, and classes.

HERBS Bonnie Labuda Herb n’ Essences 320.252.5745 19999 Beaver Lake Road Kimball, MN 55353

Herb n’ Essences has over 30 years experience as a Master Herbalist with organically grown and wildharvested herbal preparations. I believe God made our bodies to heal themselves, if they are in a healthy state. If they are not, I believe He gave us everything we need in nature.

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HYPNOTHERAPY Infinite Mind Hypnosis and Coaching Judith A. Froemming, BA, CTC, HNLP 651-216-0085 Parkway Office Building 4748 Chicago Av. So., Suite 17 Minneapolis, MN 55407

Change Your Mind. Change Your Life. Five Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnotherapy™. Recommendation: “Soul Coach...combining wisdom, humor, and uncanny intuition. The most effective facilitator of Shift I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Her calm and complete acceptance of me/herself is a contagious miracle. Great Results, High Integrity, Creative.” —Glenn B. Powerfully transform limiting beliefs, fears, phobias, anxiety, relationships, health or habits. One hour free consultation.

Restore Your Path Hypnosis and Healing Christa Sack, CH, Reiki Practitioner 612-810-6158 St. Louis Park, MN

As your hypnotherapist I work with you in a client-centered approach to assist you in areas such as weight loss, smoking cessation, relationships, and more. You are completely aware, safe, and secure during each session. Imagine heading down a new path in your life.

INTUITION Questfields Patrice Connelly 651-222-8444 Cell: 651-222-8282

At Quest-Fields, Inc. and QuestFields’ Institute we offer a variety of learning techniques and experiences to discover and work with your intuitive gifts. We empower you on your journey with clear understanding, humor and gentle assistance.

Integrating the best of western and eastern medicine.

17408 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345 952-473-1239 Kaaren Howe, DVM, MBA Leilani Hotaling DVM, CVA, CVC, CCRP Amy Everly, DVM, CVA


NUTRITION Reveal Wellness Angela Balouch, Certified Nutritionist 612.567.7226 Edina, MN 55435

Offering free antioxidant scan/ health assessments. Schedule your 5 minute finger scan to quickly get a view of your general antioxidant score today! Knowing if your body is getting enough antioxidants is important to maintain optimal health levels. The non-invasive View Scan uses cutting-edge technology called reflection spectroscopy the only device to fully measure both flavonoids and carotenoids from fruits and vegetables. Distributorship opportunities available. Or visit our website to learn more about revealing your wellness!


Soul Readings / Psychic Development Classes. I offer private, respectful Soul Readings to connect with your soul’s wisdom for guidance, clarity and healing. My passion is teaching others how to more fully access their own intuitive / psychic / soul gifts, and to live and create from the heart in a healthy partnership with body and soul. Explore and know the wonder of who you are.

PSYCHOTHERAPY Healing Through The Heart Jill Ann Marks Holistic Psychology 612-740-6777

Jill Ann Marks is a Licensed Psychologist and Life Skills Educator who practices psychology with a holistic perspective. She helps people learn effective ways to reduce stress, decrease anxiety and depression, thrive through illness, manage life challenges and improve health and brain functioning. In her practice, Healing Through The Heart, Jill incorporates evidence-based practices with new research and holistic therapies to most effectively support her clients.

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Safe Place Safe Passages Providing a safe place to explore life’s challenges Beth Ann Schumacher 651-491-3377

Beth Ann specializes in personal growth and empowerment, partnering and relationship development, inner conflict resolution, parenting, spirituality, life transitions, religious and spiritual reconciliation, sexuality, gender identity concerns


and women’s issues. She is experienced in helping clients find the confidence needed for discovering their own inner wisdom. Beth Ann believes that a client’s needs are best attended to by recognizing that the client and therapist are both teacher and student as they develop relational mutuality within a non-judgmental therapeutic process.

RETREATS Clare’s Well 320.274.3512 Annandale, MN

Clare’s Well in Annandale, MN offers space for reflection and rest in hermitages in the country. We offer hospitality for private retreats. Therapeutic massage, Trager, and Integrative Energy Therapy are available. See and click on guest accommodations. Reservations by phone call only: 320-274-3512.

SHAMANISM/ SHAMANIC HEALING Mary Stoffel 763-444-8146

The wounded spirit can feel overwhelmed by life in general and problems can seem insurmountable. Mary Stoffel works with both people and their animal companions to help restore spiritual balance and personal power. With training through the International Founda-

tion for Shamanic Studies, she uses telepathy, energy interference patterning, essential oils, and shamanic healing methods to help people and animals deal with holistic health issues. Author of The Practical Power of Shamanism: Heal Your Life, Loves and Losses.

Jeanne Marie Troge, MA 218-732-5347

Jeanne Marie Troge, MA, co-owner of Brigid’s House (www.brigids- in Park Rapids, MN is a Shamanic Practitioner and Usui and Karuna Reiki* Master Teacher. Jeanne offers two year trainings in both core and Celtic shamanism and also online shamanic training. She will travel to your area to offer classes and workshops. Jeanne is also an ordained minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth church, based upon shamanic practices and principles. *Karuna Reiki is trademarked by the International Center for Reiki training.


612.824.4041 | 3033 Excelsior Blvd, Ste 585, Minneapolis, MN 55416

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Feb 2013 Essential Wellness Magazine  

holistic publication about healing and spirituality, includes a wellness directory for the Upper Midwest

Feb 2013 Essential Wellness Magazine  

holistic publication about healing and spirituality, includes a wellness directory for the Upper Midwest