August 2017 ~ Vol. IX, Issue 6
in Kansas City
A Guide for Conscious Living
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Dear Friend, Each week when I pick up my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), I ooh and ahh as Doug Doering, the farmer, digs through the insulated bag telling me what we have this week. Red and purple beets. Dripping sweet heirloom tomatoes. Huge bulbous onions. A small bag of snap beans. A container of tiny blueberries. Two odd-looking green balls he tells me are Kohlrabi. My mouth waters as I mentally prepare my week’s Shopping at the farmer’s market. menu. I am passionate about food. Eating well is a priority in my life and, because I love to cook, a big part of my time is spent either reading about foods/recipes, shopping for food, prepping and cooking food, and of course, eating. And since there’s just myself at home, I freeze a lot of leftovers. But eating well can be pricey. I found myself shopping every fiveto-seven days at the local health food store and spending about $100 each visit. So this year I came up with a plan. Because my goal is not only to eat well but to also eat local, affordable, and in-season as much as possible, I decided to put the desire into action. I began buying bulk bundles of meat from a butcher who sells local meats (I use Steve’s Meat Market (www.stevesmeat.com) in DeSoto, KS, but you can research and find others in KC). For $99-$149, depending on whether I choose the monthly-special bundle or the economy bundle, I get enough meat to last more than a month. While I’m at the market picking up my meat bundle, I load up on local free-range eggs and some cheese, as well. Then I joined a CSA. For $16, I receive a bounty of 6-8 items per week. I chose Stranger Creek Heritage Farm (www.strangercreekfarm.com) because they grow all of the fruits and vegetables on their farm without synthetic chemicals, free of GMO's, and Certified Naturally Grown (CNG). Plus, the pickup location is at the Merriam Farmer’s Market, which is convenient for me. While I’m at the farmer’s market, I can also pick up anything else I might need from other farmers. Kansas City Food Circle has a great map of member farmers who offer CSAs on their website. Visit http://kcfoodcircle.org and click on the box that says, “CSAs.” It will take you to a map that shows pickup locations for all the farmers. Between these two services, I have all the fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, and eggs I need for the month and pay about $200 (instead of the usual $400-500 I was spending per month at the grocery store). Because I’m eating primal lately, avoiding most grains, all I need to buy at the grocery store is usually milk, coffee, and any pantry items. I frequently hear that eating well is too expensive. And for a long time, I thought so, too. But if you take some time to plan ahead and find local vendors, you too can eat local, whole, organic foods at a very reasonable price. I hope you enjoy this special issue on Eating Well in Kansas City. Bon Appetite!
Dreams Give Lessons on Your Body and Mind 10
Mindful Eating: What Am I Truly Hungry For? 11
Eating Well Doesn’t Have to be Complicated 15
A Sustainably Sourced, Quality Cup of Joe is Closer Than You Think 3 Steps to Fuel Your Body for Optimal Health
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David Russell, Spiritualist Medium,Visits Third Annual Midwest Tea Festival Expands to Two Days Kansas City for Two Events David Russell is a Spiritualist Medium who is from, and still resides in, Sheffield, England. David is clairvoyant, clairsentient, and clairaudient, which means that he sees, feels, and hears Spirit. As ‘the middle man’ for Spirit, his messages have astounded and comforted thousands. David teaches mediumship workshops and does both private and group readings. He has taught workshops throughout England, Switzerland, and America. David has been a guest on internet radio shows as well as being featured as a guest medium on television. David was a child when he first became aware of his abilities. His early experiences of being aware of the spirit world included seeing shapes, hearing footsteps, and sensing others around him. These experiences continued throughout his adolescence and that’s when he decided he wanted answers to these things he was feeling, hearing, and seeing. He started to attend Spiritualist churches which are churches that not only acknowledge mediumship but they practice it too, as part of the service. In 1988, David started attending open circles, awareness circles, and development circles, offered by the
churches, so he could practice and develop his abilities. He also received training at Arthur Findlay College in England, college of Spiritualism and psychic sciences. In March of 2000, David began his professional career as a medium. He began leading open circles, development groups, and leading Spiritualist Church services across England and continues to do so to this day along with giving private and group readings. David’s biggest passion is offering workshops to people who are interested in developing their abilities to connect with the Spirit world. He loves to see the realization of the truth in his students when they realize that they are a part of God and we are all connected through God consciousness. America holds a special place in David’s heart and has since he was a kid. He’s taught in various states throughout America and hopes to move here one day. He will be at Unity Temple on September 17th for the Evolving festival, offering readings and giving a one hour demonstration. David will also be offering a mediumship workshop, in Lenexa, KS on September 23rd and 24th.
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The Midwest Tea Festival is a yearly event dedicated to building the specialty tea community in the Midwest region, adding this niche market to our many other notable culinary delights. This event also helps other communities within the Kansas City region by donating proceeds from raffles and a percentage of admission sales to a different local charity each year. This event is designed for the novice tea aficionado as well as the expert. There are free informative presentations by national and local experts about all facets of tea, including health benefits, history, tea cultures around the world, growing tea, and afternoon tea parties. Free tea tastings are provided all day long and swag bags with samples and coupons are given out to the first 1000 to purchase a ticket. For those who desire a more in-depth exploration of topics such as food and tea pairing, health benefits of tea, introductions to the types of tea and the cultures that produce it, how to taste tea and how to evaluate teas. These workshops carry a small additional fee but will also be intensive with small group sizes and participants will taste foods paired with teas, rare teas not offered elsewhere at the festival, go home with samples or tea blends they have created in the session. This year we are proud to be able to include a two-hour Tea Sommelier: Introduction workshop. This is a certificate earning workshop taught by the 2017 World Tea Expo Educator of the Year, James Norwood Pratt. “Everyone who has ever enjoyed a cup of tea for pleasure or health will find
something to interest them at this festival,” said Nicole Burriss, tea enthusiast and founder of the Midwest Tea Festival. “And if you haven’t been able to find a tea you like but want to start making tea a part of your daily routine, this is the place to discover it!” Taste All The Teas, LLC is the organization behind the festival. The goal of Taste All The Teas, LLC is to grow yearly regional tea festivals in the Midwest region so that our many fine tea merchants and other related companies receive the recognition they deserve as our tea community grows in size and strength. Taste All The Teas, LLC is owned by Kansas City area native, Nicole Burriss, but the Festival is run solely on volunteer power with no one involved receiving a salary. 2017 marks the third year for the Midwest Tea Festival in Kansas City and 2018 will bring an expansion to Chicago as well. This year’s event festival will be held September 9-10 at the Ararat Shrine Temple’s Bennet Auditorium. Visit www.midwestteafest.com for more details and to stay up-to-date on smaller events throughout the year.
Secrets on How a Yogi Healed Trauma BY SUZETTE SCHOLTES
he did not see her coming—an old Two to three tablespoons of driver turning so fast. Our quality turmeric root awesome staff member, Theresa, ¼ cup of liquid amino acids. was walking her dog on the Plaza. Bake bones at 250 degrees slow for She got hit full body on and went under two hours; then prepare soup and cook the car. She remembers how her first on stove top up to three to four days. reaction was she felt happy to be alive. Soup turns a golden color. As a homeopathic and yoga expert, Theresa used a reliable acupuncturist she knew what to do. The first was “calm to calm her adrenals. She took a down.” Her injury impacted her hip and combination of herbs called Combo TM knee and the pain was immense. Theresa from www.homeopathyinformation.com practiced easy restorative yoga poses to for pain and healing heal her her injuries. She relied kidneys upon a good and release chiropractor to help excessive Image licensed by Ingram Images get her body back into Image licensed by Ingram Images adrenaline. alignment. She and The pose she her family recommends for those eat organic. in pain or hurting is She took “legs up the wall.” This off any pose helps to reduce roles of swelling and calm the working or nervous system. She Image licensed by Ingram Images teaching increased her stay for a couple from five minutes to of months and got busy healing. 20 minutes as she healed. She said a Her MD said her healing was nothing daily breathing practice (pranayama) but miraculous. What did she do? Her also calmed and settled nerves. “It was first focus to heal was based on nutrition. the stillness and the breathing which She cooked up massive amounts of good brought me hope and peace, and I knew bone broth made from organic beef to the healing was moving through me, bring in collagen and support to her making me as good as new,” she said. damaged muscles and joints. Today she is fully in balance and free She soaked in Epsom salts to absorb of pain after a short eight months with magnesium daily. She doused her body her routine. Her smile is as beautiful as with good healing oils such as ever. She was motivated to complete her frankincense. She used arnica gel to certification as a yoga therapist. Many of reduce the bruising and swelling. She us experience trauma, but these tips will received support from her family and expedite and soothe the healing process. friends. Hopefully none of us will be hit full She ate and drank lots of bone broth body on by a car ever! for collagen support and nutrition. Theresa said she buys local grass fed beef so they know they are buying grass fed beef. She buys the bones from The Local Suzette Scholtes’ nonPig, Kansas City, who sell only free-range fiction writing won the and organic meat. They also offer classes prestigious “Writers on how to cook. Digest” award. Her Her recipe for bone broth, absolutely passions are writing and delicious! yoga and she feels one Two to three pounds of beef bone- needs a sense of humor knuckle for both. She founded The Yoga School of Three to four oxtails Therapeutics where she manages one of the region’s prestige teacher training programs. Two to three onions 10400 W. 103rd Street, Overland Two to three whole garlic bulbs Park. www.theyogastudio.com ¼ cup of fresh ginger firstname.lastname@example.org 913-492-9594.
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Journey to Wholeness
Save Yourself From Cravings and Still be Satisfied BY JUDE LACLAIRE, PH.D.
any times a day you have the split-second It has long been a part of Overeaters Anonymous to food choice to make. Customs and the encourage people to stop eating the ‘white’ foods— availability of diverse kinds of food have sugar, carbohydrates, and fats. Abstinence is a big part historically limited choices and still do in of their suggested program. Current research would not some parts of the world. Today, however, there is a agree with the ‘disease’ model but rather that food dizzying array of food choice. The most widely habits, even of the biological parent, can affect our accessible choice for nearly brain chemistry and pleasure every neighborhood is fast receptor sites. Abstinence from food, full of sugar, salt, the offending substances is and carbs. Some urban necessary to give the brain an and rural areas suffer from opportunity to heal. a lack of grocery stores Nutritional experts agree with fresh food options that we need good fat, whole available. grains, and healthy protein to The question for all of function at optimal levels and us is, “What is healthy and maintain a healthy weight. what is not healthy There is wide acceptance that eating?” The answer to sugar is the #1 offender. So, that is complex and check for the ‘hidden sugar’ in contradictory. So, what is a food listed as corn sweetener, person to do? corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, “Deprivation is not healthy so look for glucose, high fructose corn syrup, Information on healthy eating is more important different ways to experience pleasure, invert sugar, lactose, maltose, than ever. There is a malt syrup, and the list goes on! have fun, and enjoy yourself.” growing body of research Robin Hilmantel, (Women’s that reinforces what we Health, November 3, 2014) lists have known for some time. An excess of sugar, salt, 56 different names for sugar. dense carbohydrates, and fats in the diet triggers the First new guideline: READ LABELS! The fewer the brain in much the same way as heroin, cocaine, or ingredients, usually the better it is. alcohol. Then: Colantuoni (2002) in Physical Craving and Food Admit you have a problem. Addiction published by The Food Addiction Institute Make a plan. (2009), analyzed over one-hundred peer-review Ask for help. articles, each of which showed that humans produce Find people who support your healthy eating! opioids—the chemically active ingredient in heroin, This may mean as they say in AA, ‘finding new cocaine, and other narcotics—as a derivative of the playmates and new play grounds.” digestion of excess sugars and fats. This triggers Work on self-acceptance rather than blaming or cravings for those foods in the same way the brain criticizing yourself. craves the drugs. These substances all produce pleasure enhancing aspects of physical craving and converge at Learn healthy ways to self-calm, relax, and the D2 dopamine receptors, that is, the pleasure center reduce anxiety. of the brain. (The Food Addiction Institute; 2009) You are building new habits, healing your brain, and Rats preferred sugars (saccharine, sucrose, etc.) to a creating new neural pathways. Be patient and loving to dose of intravenous cocaine in many different studies. yourself. Deprivation is not healthy so look for different Their findings clearly indicate that intense sweetness ways to experience pleasure, have fun, and enjoy can surpass cocaine reward. The more we eat or drink yourself. Find people who can help you explore new things that spike the ‘feel good’ brain chemicals, over food choices and places to eat. time, reduce our natural receptors for pleasure. This Changing destructive habits takes time but is always depletion of our pleasure biochemicals, like serotonin well worth the effort. You will be going against the and dopamine, increase craving and compulsive mainstream of advertised and readily available food consumption. choices but your independence will be rewarded. Get Many people, consciously or unconsciously, use started and enjoy! foods, caffeine, alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, and nicotine to relax themselves or reduce anxiety. No Jude LaClaire, Ph.D., LCPC is a counselor, one is typically desiring or choosing to alter their brain educator and author. For counseling appointments, seminars, training, supervision, chemistry and create an addiction. This research tells us that food issues for many have speaking engagements or information on Neurobehavioral Programs or Imago Couple become a brain chemistry issue causing an addiction. The resolution is the same as for those with alcohol and Therapy call 913-322-5622. For more information on Jude LaClaire go to drug addictions-abstinence. www.kcholistic.com, email@example.com
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Treating Inflammatory Skin Conditions at the Root Cause B N R , M.D.
kin conditions difficult to treat and resolve are rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis; the common thread is inflammation that is more than skin deep! These skin conditions can be treated by finding the root causes for each individual; be patient, as finding the different causes can take some time. Changes in diet, lifestyle, cleansing the liver, decreasing stress, and adding nutrient support are all potential treatments. What you put on your skin, and what you clean your home and clothing with, all can impact the skin. Genetics and the environment also play a role in inflammatory skin conditions. The following are areas to address: 1. Food allergies and food sensitivities are common and can be addressed by a food elimination diet, blood and/or skin testing, or acupuncture techniques such as NAET. 2. Evaluation of intestinal health by assessing digestion and acid production, H. pylori infections, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and parasites. 3. Adequate intake of essential fatty acids and their proper balance is important. Omega-6 fatty acids have a role in the structural barrier and barrier function of the skin. Some people respond better to omega-6 fatty acids like linoleic from sunflower, flax, or evening primrose oil, while others may respond better to omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, fatty fishes, shell fish, and nuts (walnuts, pecans, and cashews). Grass-fed beef and chicken eggs from chicken who ingest omega-3 oils have omega-3 fatty acids. Vegetables that contribute omega-3s to the diet are Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli, spinach, watercress, parsley, and mint. 4. Nutritional needs of healing skin need to be supported during any treatment process. For example, Vitamin C is necessary for the development of collagen and skin tissue. The mineral zinc is antimicrobial and antioxidant, supporting the immune system within the skin, controlling inflammation and regulating cell production and turnover. Repletion of nutrient deficiencies of these nutrients plus Vitamins A, E and D are very important for skin health. 5. The use of supplements, which calm and support healthy normalized
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inflammation and immune responses. Turmeric or curcumin, as well as quercetin, may be helpful. 6. Ongoing detoxification of the colon and liver support are necessary to decrease toxin load and create optimal metabolism. 7. Changing to all-natural hair, skin, and household cleaning products to reduce chemical irritants. 8. Improving the diet by eliminating the most inflammatory foods such as high fructose corn syrup, sugar, refined and processed foods, hydrogenated or trans fats found in french fries, potato chips, crackers, cookies, pies, breads, margarine, as well as artificial sweeteners, food additives, and alcohol. 9. Reducing stress and hormone balancing. An example of one womanâ€™s journey to resolving her psoriasis skin condition of her scalp consisted of the following steps: 1. Changed her shampoo and hair products to all-natural and also her household cleaning products. 2. Began an anti-inflammatory diet with emphasis on three servings of wild -caught salmon, sardines, or mackerel per week, cooked and raw greens every day in addition to her usual five servings of vegetables, a 1/4 cup of nuts or seeds daily, using only olive or walnut oil for cooking and salads, and eliminating sugar. 3. Get regular sleep at least eight hours a night. 4. Undertook a 28-day colon and liver detox. 5. Digestive enzymes and betaine HCL supplements in addition to zinc and vitamin D. Changing inflammatory skin conditions can take weeks and months of good eating and taking supplements and striving to get to the root of the problem. Work with a functional or integrative medical practitioner to be a guide and mentor.
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A Sustainably-Sourced, Quality Cup of Joe is Closer Than You Think
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3 Steps to Fuel Your Body for Optimal Health B A W R
’m known as The Reinvention Warrior as I’ve reinvented my life more times than I can count. I’ve recreated myself in health, career, relationships, and spiritual life, yet, I’ve learned that in order to reinvent any area of your life, it’s best to start with your nutrition. It’s extremely important to fuel your body (and thus your transformation) with the right food for you. As a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Life Reinvention Expert, I fight for my clients to create their best life. I believe that in this day and age, if you don’t reinvent yourself, you may never find balance, peace, and the sustainable life that is your birthright. So, if reinventing your health is the first step, where do you start? Here are three ways to reinvent your nutrition today: 1. Drink a healthy, nutrient-dense smoothie every day. An important component of health is to maintain blood sugar balance. Yet, in our modern world, it can be difficult to eat as much and as often as our body needs so we don’t crash. That’s where smoothies come in. By blending lots of protein, fiber, and other nutrients, you support your body to feel full and balanced for several hours. Plus, smoothies are easily digested as the blender has done the work for your body. If you have any hiccups with your digestion, this is a huge perk. Smoothies can be a great source of protein, superfoods, fats, and fiber, but not all smoothie recipes are the same. Going to your local smoothie shop may not be healthy—you have to look at what’s inside. This is why I recommend making your smoothies at home. You can control the ingredients, and you know that you’re getting a high-quality, lowglycemic (low sugar) drink filled with organic, whole fruits, vegetables, and greens. I make a large smoothie (16 oz at least, usually) each day around midmorning and I’m often not hungry again until late afternoon. 2. Drink fresh celery juice each morning. I recently discovered the powerful impacts of drinking fresh celery juice each morning on an empty stomach and my gut is healthier than it’s ever been. After drinking the celery juice each morning on an empty stomach for five
days I saw a big difference in how I felt and many of my symptoms (gas, bloating, discomfort) lessened or were completely gone. Now I’m hooked and this daily celery juice ritual is a key part of my wellness plan. 3. Try an anti-inflammatory diet. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, “It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease.” I couldn’t agree more and find that many of my clients with health challenges have one thing in common–inflammation. Introducing an anti-inflammatory approach to your way of eating is a step in the right direction. Here are some general antiinflammatory diet tips: 1. Aim for variety. 2. Include as much fresh food as possible. 3. Minimize your consumption of processed foods and fast food. 4. Eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables. A note about going Grain-Free or Paleo: An anti-inflammatory diet is a great start and may be all you need to do for your body to achieve optimal health. If you’re like me, you may need to go a step further and try a grain-free or Paleo approach to eating. Each of the steps above are baby steps, yet big changes, toward a better diet and reinventing your nutrition. Take each step one at a time and incorporate them into your life in a way that works for you. Remember that you know what is best for your health and your life and it’s not a race. Yet, if you’re ready to feel better, these steps will start you down the right path. Angela Watson Robertson, MBA, CIHC, INHC, is known as The Reinvention Warrior, host of Masters of Reinvention, and creator of the life-changing program, Fatigue Warrior. Find her free wellness tips, course and programs at www.angelawatsonrobertson.com. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter.
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Dreams Give Lessons on Your Body and Mind
reams offer us a free class each Next, we look to water, the symbol for night on the status of our mind emotions, to know how we are handling and body. A dream is a our emotional life. For example, the other message transmitted from our night I dreamt I was on the beach and saw subconscious mind to our conscious mind. a huge wave forming. A large wave If we are caught naked in our dream, it indicates feeling emotionally indicates an attitude of openness and overwhelmed. I had just moved into a new honesty in our waking life. Likewise, house and was still surrounded by boxes dreams reveal our true which was emotionally “From the socks on your feet stressful for me. thoughts and attitudes we had during the day, to pots and pans in your Hopefully, once our fully exposing our true family is more settled, I cupboard, everything should will dream of swimming self! Let’s explore what spark joy or it has no place in a pleasant pool on a we can learn about ourselves from these balmy afternoon. in your environment.” nighttime messages. Have you ever Dreams reveal what is wondered who those going on with our physical, mental, and strangers were in your dreams? People in emotional health. Cars are the symbol that our dreams represent the ways we think relate to our physical body, so pay and act. With total honesty, we need to attention to the type of car you are driving write down the first two words that in the dream. If you dream of a brokendescribe the people who appear in our down car, this is an indication that you dream. My friend Susan appears need some self-care. If your brakes don’t frequently in my dreams, and she work, you need to slow down! Running represents the part of myself that is funny out of gas is an indication you need more and creative. In my dreams, I get along fuel in the form of food and nutrients. with her. However, other nights I have a Our mental health can be assessed crabby old boss who comes to visit my through houses in our dreams, which are dreams and we argue. This indicates I the symbol for our mind. The condition of have a crabby side to myself that I do not the house relates directly to our perceived get along with. condition of our mind. A shack in Then there are those dreams where we disrepair indicates a person who has a get intimate with our favorite person. poor self-image and who could benefit Those sexy dreams reveal how we are from positive affirmations. A beautiful creating in our life. Creation requires the mansion indicates a healthy sense of self- coordination of the conscious and value and expansive thinking. subconscious mind, symbolic of males and
BY KATHRYNN ANDRIES females. When we have sex in a dream, it reflects our harmonious creating that took place during the day. Rather than be ashamed of those dreams, we should welcome them and congratulate ourselves for our creativity. Are you prepared for life? Many adults experience a dream of being back in school and are either lost or unprepared to take a test. This dream reflects our feelings of anxiety about facing the world and living up to all the demands and expectations placed upon us. The western world’s focus on achievement and making more money fuels these types of dreams. If this is a recurring dream for you, then it’s time to heed the message and get prepared! Positive thinking will go a long way to helping us feel prepared for Image licensed by Ingram Images life. Dreams can show us if we are practicing positive, expansive thinking Kathrynn Andries is the by allowing us to fly while sleeping! Flying author of 2 books on in a dream is the ultimate feeling of being dreams entitled Naked in free, which is our true nature. So, I hope Public: Dream Symbols we all can claim our divine right to be Revealed and The Dream powerful creators so that we can fly all Doctor. If you are interested over the world without ever leaving our in learning more about bed. dreams she can be contacted at email@example.com.
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Mindful Eating—What Am I Truly Hungry For?
indful Eating—What Am I Truly Food is so essential in our lives. It provides nutrition and sustenance. Yet, often times, food becomes our biggest demise, and in some cases, an addiction whether having to do with overeating or undereating. Why is it so? Why do so many of us use food to create a barrier between our inner Selves and outer selves? Why do we use food to block our deep-seated feelings and to numb ourselves from what is occurring in the present moment? The concept of mindful eating attempts to address these and other questions with regards to the relationship we have with food. Mindful eating is about us making a conscious choice before and during the process of eating. Rather than being driven by cravings or emotions, mindful eaters are consciously selecting every ingredient and every bite. Mindful eaters are very much in tune with their bodies and eat only when hungry, stopping long before feeling full. One of the groundbreaking exercises to do to embark on the journey of mindful eating is to ask yourself, “What am I truly hungry for?” Be vigilant and listen, listen very carefully. The answers that emerge might surprise you, they might even take you aback. More often than not, the reason has nothing to do with true, physical, hunger for food, but rather, it has to do with an attempt to fill in an inner void. That inner void has to do with attitudes acquired earlier in life of which we are unconscious of. In my case, it was a sense of deep loneliness. This was an inner loneliness. I was living a very full life, surrounded by many wonderful people, and yet underneath it all, I was feeling disconnected and quite lonely. As I started journaling about it, what emerged was that I felt very much connected outwardly, with others, and not so much with my inner Self. Given this discovery, I started paying more attention to my inner voice, spending more time with myself, and responding with love to the inner dialogue of feeling lonely and left-out. As I started doing so, my urges to eat diminished. I was feeding myself from the inside out and the cravings for
physical nutrition subsided. Once I understood my past motivation for eating, I was able to t ransform it. We cannot change what we are not aware of. Remember that this journey of selfdiscovery is a process. It takes time. In the era of instant gratification we tend to want to hurry up through anything uncomfortable. We choose to mask the discomfort with food or other means. You must be patient and you must awaken your desire to know why you are behaving in the ways that you currently are. As in my personal case, journaling helped me tremendously to extrapolate my own thoughts. The inner dialogue revealed through writing our thoughts down affords depth of understanding. Once we start being curious about our eating habits we can then cultivate other productive ways of relating to food. Curiosity and wonder are the key. Too often we might automatically revert to shame or self-punishing behaviors. The process of unraveling our relationship with food is meant to help us to recognize the motivation behind us reaching out for food. We need to be able to distinguish whether we are truly hungry and need to nourish our body, or whether we are using food to cope with life’s situations. Another simple way to help ourselves be mindful when it comes to food is to take a picture of everything we eat. This small interruption in our habitual process of being will add a pause, which in turn will create space for us to become more aware of what we are eating and why. To take this practice to the next level is to keep a food journal. How we handle our emotions has a lot to do with how we relate to food. Most of us are not taught about acknowledging our feelings and the emotional energy that comes with them. Slightest sensation of emotional current awakens discomfort. Because we are unfamiliar with our emotional states we want to maintain the status quo by turning into food to disguise these emotional currents and to distract ourselves from what is happening within us in the present moment. Such behavior perpetuates dependency on food. We build habitual ways of being and instead
“Rather than being driven by cravings or emotions, mindful eaters are consciously selecting every ingredient and every bite.”
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BY ANETA BARANEK
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of responding to the emotions, we cover them up with food. What is needed instead is to lean into whatever is coming up for us emotionally, allow ourselves to feel it completely and become one with it. What we will discover is that the discomfort eases very quickly (as quickly as ten seconds) and emotions leave our bodies instead of lingering within us and accumulating unprocessed energy. It is very human to experience all sorts of emotions: sadness, shock, excitement, fear, anger. Our society teaches us that to feel is weak. To the contrary of this societal belief, to be fully present with your emotions requires courage and strength. As we move our intention towards processing our emotional states, the need to binge or to avoid food gradually subsides. Addressing some of our physical cravings might be done by selecting quality nutrition and supplementation. In recent years a variety of initiatives have emerged to strengthen the nutritional value within the foods produced today. An example might be the Non-GMO Project. For more information visit https:// www.nongmoproject.org/. Choosing to eat high quality nutrition, such as organic produce, is one of the ways to enhance the quality of the foods we consume. Choosing to eat more unprocessed foods like fresh fruits and vegetables is another. Because our soil no longer contains all the necessary minerals, in my experience, mindful supplementation is vital at this point as well.
In this day and era, with most of us leading sedentary lifestyle, it is so important to move, to exercise, our bodies. Our bodies need to move in order to fully digest and absorb our food. We need to move our body to allow for certain processes within our bodies to take place like movement of the lymphatic fluid, oxygenation of the blood, and generation of endorphins, among others. Mindful eating can become very much a part of our spiritual practice and it can help us to heal and transcend core issues. Rather than traveling to an ashram in India to reconnect with ourselves, we can discover so much about our inner world simply by paying attention to our food choices and related behaviors. Simple changes help us make great strides in redefining our relationship with food and in turn with our inner selves. While pursuing her Doctorate of Divinity degree through the School of Metaphysics, Aneta Baranek continues her research and study of self-actualization and selfrealization. She also holds a Master’s Degree from DePaul University in Computer Science. She has been serving as a spiritual teacher through the School of Metaphysics for the past eight years. She currently resides in Kansas City. You can reach Aneta at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 913236-9292.
Eating Well Doesn’t Have to be Complicated BY NANCY OGLESBY
iets, right!?! I’m not a spring chicken, so I can’t help but shake my head when a ‘new’ diet rolls around and catches people up in their hand-picked ‘science.’ I won’t name names, but there are a lot of 20th Century diets recirculating in fancy 21st Century jargon. Just for the record, there is a massive amount of solid, scientific research proving that the absolute healthiest way to eat well is to combine a multitude of plant foods with, if necessary, small amounts of lean, quality poultry and/or fish. "A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature, predominantly plants, is decisively (emphasis mine) associated with health promotion and disease prevention." Whole grains, beans and legumes, fruits, vegetables, and plant-based fats … There is your diet. Americans tend to be either so hyper-focused on macronutrients (fat, carbohydrates, or protein), or they simply don’t pay any attention to diet and eat whatever suits their fancy. These days it’s a challenge to find people who simply eat a whole, real food, balanced diet. I’d like to share a few ways to incorporate healthy choices into your busy lives without having to hyperfocus on anything, rather learn just a few new, simple habits. Try to make one simple change at a time, rather than changing everything, and those simple changes will add up to one seriously BIG change over time! The best thing you can do for your health, starting right now, is to add in fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. More than 25,000 phytonutrients are found in plant foods! That’s 24,997 more than the macroobsessed group are focusing on and a multi-vitamin, which might have 50 nutrients; it isn’t even close. Simple choice #1 is to add in a variety of plant foods. If you or your loved ones don’t like them, or only eat a limited variety, try blending them into sauces. Other than darkening your spaghetti sauce a bit, kale doesn’t seem to affect the flavor. Rather than using sugar to cut the acidity of a tomato -based sauce, try blending in carrots. It’s easy to do: blend a portion of sauce, along with the veggies, until smooth, then add back to the pot. I use a slow cooker a lot, so I blend before I even get started. Things I’ve added: sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, carrots, zucchini, summer squash, onions, and if you’d like a peppery twang, try adding cabbage Simple choice #2 is to prepare or purchase a veggie tray and set it out while you’re preparing the meal. This will give you and your family something to munch on (put out some hummus, guacamole, or salsa for a dip). This is a great way to solve the munchies while everyone is waiting for dinner! Simple choice #3 is to start your day with a smoothie. You can use a flavored, plant-based protein powder (email me for my faves!) which gives you a nice level of
fiber and protein, then add in fruit and veggies to your delight. I start every day with a smoothie, made with vanilla protein powder, nuts (great for your cholesterol profile!), banana, kale (truly doesn’t add flavor, but adds so much in the way of nutrition), and carrots, all in an almond milk base. Eating out can be a challenge if you’re not prepared, but our internet-based world makes it so much easier! Check the restaurant’s menu online before you leave. This will allow you to make a healthy choice before you get so hungry you want to eat the table! You’ll be able to decide, without distraction, what you want on the salad, or as a side. Good planning sets you up for success. Before I started doing this, I would forget to ask for an alternate dressing to the caloriedense creamy dressing, or to leave off the cheese and croutons. It also gives you an opportunity to see what fits into your budget, and you can ask them to add grilled salmon or chicken breast to a dinner salad. Don’t forget that most chefs’ main goal is to make food taste amazing, and they often do it at the expense of your waistline. There’s a reason their tomato bisque tastes that good, and the reason is cream. “I have never had broccoli that tasted so good! I just love that touch of garlic!” Yeah, mostly it’s the butter that the garlic is
“Try to make one simple change at a time, rather than changing everything, and those simple changes will add up to one seriously BIG change over time!”
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sauteed in. The salad dressings are typically high fat, sugar, or both. Desserts? Cream, butter, sugar. Aim for crisp and clean and you can eat out with few worries. Have you tried to go gluten or dairy free? My clients find it easiest to choose one food at a time. If you want to switch to non-dairy milk, try mixing half and half for awhile, then move up to ¾ non-dairy and eventually 100% non-dairy. The biggest challenge for most people when they aim for dairy free is cheese. Two good alternatives are CHAO and Follow Your Heart slices. They both make a wicked grilled cheese sandwich! That grilled cheese sandwich can even be gluten free by using Udi’s Millet & Chia Whole Grain GF bread! I haven’t found a GF bread that I like untoasted, so keep that in mind. A GF friend has told me that Glutino Whole Grain English Muffins are fabulous. Whatever change you choose, make it one simple change, track it, try different options, and aim for success! Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, Nancy Oglesby, graduated in 2011 from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition with a passion to inspire healthy lifestyle changes. Her first book, No Kale Required: Healthy Eating Ideas for the Rest of Us was published this January. Nancy is a popular wellness speaker, coach, and Juice Plus+ Franchisee. She can be reached at email@example.com or text/call 816-808-9405.
August 2017 Happy birthday, Leo! The total eclipse in your sign empowers anything you’re working on. You’ll feel a shift in self-esteem. Create new habits of self-nurture. Shop for healthier food and eat better. Allow enough time for rest and sleep. You deserve your love! Clear boundaries in relationships improve communication problems. As you work with affirmations, you truly believe what you are saying. Meditate on feeling yourself in that new reality! Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) This month’s total eclipse strengthens your intuition. Pay attention to your dreams and allow extra time for meditation. Release old frustrations and negative thinking that block the flow of abundance into your life. You’re making room for positive new experiences! You might have insights into family patterns, or even issues from past lives, that hinder you now. You have the ability to completely cut off from that way of thinking and create a new life. Nurture new thought patterns so their roots strengthen!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Surround yourself with positive thinkers who put thoughts into action! The total eclipse illumines your true heart. It is safe to be you! Meditation brings deepest desires to your conscious mind. These aren’t just shallow needs but guidance from your soul. As Saturn moves forward, stay steady in your beliefs. Don’t waver into negative thoughts of unworthiness or discouragement. Many goals you’ve been working on all year can come to fruition now, so don’t give up before the miracle! Make time to have fun, so results flow in quicker when you release worry!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Looking for career changes? The total eclipse brings great options! You can have a new job offer or a raise in your current position. It’s easy to be noticed by superiors. Financial blocks loosen and abundance will flow! It’ s also a good time to look at wise investments and to create a new budget. Meditate on being as open as possible to receive all the “good stuff.” You’ve worked hard, so don’t be suspicious when it starts happening! Ask for guidance in your
dreams, because you’ll get answers. Also look for signs when you’re awake.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Saturn moves direct in your sign, giving results of hard work! If you feel trapped, bored or even depressed, your mood shifts for the better! Also, the total eclipse sparks inspiration and meaning in everything you do! Your sense of humor returns. Meditation reveals deeper meaning in your recent struggles, and you’ll feel like the Universe is on your side again. Limit time with people who pull you down or whose life outlook doesn’t match your own.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Let go of resentments at this total eclipse. It’s time to forgive and heal. You’ll have a burst of energy. Health improves and you’ll feel more vitality. Prosperity can also increase. Opening your heart to trust deeply again heals chronic loneliness. Your ruling planet, Saturn, moves forward now, helping you feel more included in life as you let go of old burdens of shame and blame. Draw limits and healthy boundaries where you need but removing the hurt and anger protect you as well! You can also have a wonderful new job opportunity if you’re looking for a change!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) You’ll have a big breakthrough in relationships with the total eclipse! Whether you’re single or partnered, the slow, steady work you’ve done on yourself will pays off. Major inner changes seem to appear all at once but are actually an accumulation of small steps made all year. Current partnerships transform for the better, or you’ll attract someone who resonates with your new self! Meditate on self-love
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and on gratitude to keep doors to change open. Have fun in general since you can hide socially by overworking. You deserve to enjoy life!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Revitalize your health at the total eclipse! What major steps can you take? Eliminate junk food? Quit smoking? Get more sleep? Release chronic worrying? Any changes bring solid results that inspire you to keep going in that direction. Also meditate on compassion and forgiveness towards yourself. You’re so hard on yourself. Ceasing that mental habit works wonders for your body, mind, and soul! You can also have a breakthrough at work, with a person, or in an area you’d previous given up hope for a shift!
Aries (March 21 – April 19) The total eclipse enriches your relationships, drawing new love to you, or restoring a “honeymoon” feeling in your current one. Also, with Saturn going direct, you’ll feel connected to the Universe. Things seem to effortlessly go your way! Meditate on releasing tension from your body and mind and “memorize” the feeling of being in the flow, so you can tap into it when life gets turbulent or challenging later on.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) No matter how longstanding your “issues” are, you can re-pattern your thinking and feel happier! Those positive emotions magnetize better circumstances to you. The total eclipse gives insight into family wounds that have unconsciously shaped you, so you can re-shape yourself consciously into who you wish to be! Saturn moving direct helps you trust intimate connections, feel more bonded, and even can resolve financial stressors.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Meditate to release negative ideas you have about relationships. Unconscious beliefs attract what you don’t want, so explore your depths. Let go of ideas created from past experiences, family modeling, or cultural concepts. Use affirmations to build new thoughts and reinforce them by feeling what it’s like to live from that awesome reality! You’ll be amazed at quick results you get. You’ll also feel a deep sense of belonging that evaded you the past year or so.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) This month’s total eclipse opens the doors for abundance! This means increased finances, but also better health, more self-love, and a deeper sense of inner peace. Spending time with family is smooth and comfortable. You can even release old childhood issues while in meditation. It will seem effortless to heal. Say positive affirmations about your body and honor it for all the hard work it does for you. Also, it sounds simple, but treat yourself to enough sleep!
Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than three decades. Her book “Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs” is now on Amazon in Kindle version and as an E-book on her website. Aluna is available for appointments in her home, by phone or Skype. Call (727) 239-7179 (no texting please), or text (248) 583-1663 or visit www.alunamichaels.com
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AUGUST 5 DOG ADOPTIONS AT BROOKSIDE BARKERY – HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREATER KC 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dedicated volunteers with the Humane Society of Greater KC will be at Brookside Barkery with loving, adoptable dogs, waiting to meet their match! 118 W 63rd St. Kansas City, MO 64113. www.barkerybath.com AUGUST 11 SOUND HEALING CONCERT Jeri Birdsall will present "One voice. One Heart. One Spirit. Kirtan calls you back to the heart” at Unity Church of Overland Park, 103rd & Antioch, OP. 7 p.m. $15. 913-649-1750 AUGUST 16 HEARTLAND AYLLU COMMUNITY LINK UP CEREMONY Monthly gathering of Pachakuti Mesa Tradition community, all welcome. Theme will be Abundance. Bring an arte (sacred item) that represents abundance or a guide/ deity of abundance. Led by Mesa Carrier, Yeshe Chodron 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Yeshe's, 1218 Elm St., Eudora, KS 66025. RSVP email@example.com, or 785-979-0300 AUGUST 18 3RD FRIDAY NITE LOCAL LIFE in Downtown Overland Park! Fun starts at 5:30 with appetizers made with our oils & vinegars! Come on Down! 7945 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park. www.thetastefulolive.com. AUGUST 19 “EAT YOUR HEART” OUT AT THE LIGHT CENTER Bret Boule and Kelly Murphy-Boule will be proving healthy eating education as well as demonstration of food preparation for a healthy lifestyle Lunch included. 10:30am to 3pm. $45, 1542 Woodson Rd. Baldwin City, KS. 913-634-7553. www.hypnokelly.com
AUGUST 19 INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY HEALING This is an informational and experiential workshop for people to expand their knowledge and practical capabilities for working healing energy. Cost $125. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 6045 Martway #104, Mission, KS 66202 www.CoreStarEnergyHealing.com AUGUST 24-SEPTEMBER 28 SPIRITUALLY ALIGNED PROSPERITY – ONLINE COURSE Connect online from the comfort of your home with Spiritual Teacher and Author Cat RunningElk. Access your manifestation powers and be amazed with the increase possible in every area of your life. Thursdays 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. $145 for six-week course. Call 863-5291866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. www.catrunningelk.com AUGUST 30 INTRO TO PACHAKUTI MESA TRADITION (PMT) APPRENTICESHIP Join us to learn about the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition and apprenticeship in crosscultural shamanic arts for personal and planetary renewal. FREE INTRO CLASS. Led by Sanctioned PMT Teacher, Autumn Paige Moler 7 p.m.—9 p.m. at Lodge of the People, 1628 W. Brittany Dr., Olathe, KS RSVP www.lodgeofthepeople.com, upside email@example.com, or 913-602-1529 SEPTEMBER 9 THE POWER OF LOVE WORKSHOP with Cat RunningElk, Author, Coach and Counselor. 1-5 A powerful afternoon filled with unconditional love, forgiveness and Divine Connection. Cat’s Place $45 Call 863-529-1866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. www.catrunningelk.com SEPT 16-17 USUI/HOLY FIRE REIKI I & II Learn energy healing skills for yourself and others. Intro to essential oils included. 9am – 6:30pm, $380 with early deposit. CEs for nurses, massage therapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers. Karen Harrison, ICRT Licensed Reiki Master, Leawood, KS. 816-523-4440 email@example.com www.karenharrison.net.
SEPTEMBER 17 STRUTT WITH YOUR MUTT 5K FUNDRAISER Join Wayside Waifs & Brookside Barkery for the 27th annual Strutt With Your Mutt Walk/Run event. Bring your dog and strutt your way through beautiful Brookside. Strutt is Kanas City's largest pet friendly event - you won't want to miss out on the fun! www.waysidewaifs.org SEPTEMBER 23 DIVINE FEMININE – EQUINOX DAY RETREAT Reconnect with the feminine power within. Cat RunningElk, author, metaphysician and healer, is here to help you wake up and accept yourself, your gifts, and all you came to be. 10-5 Cat’s Place $65 Call 863-529-1866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. www.catrunningelk.com SEPTEMBER 30 HOGS FOR HOUNDS RIDE & RALLY FUNDRAISER 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Join us at Gail’s HarleyDavidson for food, fun, & live music! A benefit to support your local animal rescues: Chain of Hope, Furry Kids Refuge, and Midwest Animal ResQ! 5900 E State Route 150, Grandview, MO 64030. www.hogsforhounds.org
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ENERGY HEALING SESSIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND VETERANS By Appointment. The Kansas City Healing Project provides energy healing sessions for cancer patients and veterans. Our clients have been experiencing a reduction of their stress, anxiety and pain levels. These sessions are provided at NO COST to the client. Contact John Hoefer at 816-718-6358 for details. KansasCityHealingProject.org U-NITE INTERSPIRITUAL SERVICE Join us at Unity Temple on the Plaza for our weekly 'interspiritual' service SUNDAYS 4:30-5:30PM (YOUTH PROGRAM available for ages 5+). www.uthrive-in-unity.com FRIENDS OF IANDS KC Every 3rd Saturday of the month 1-3pm Host Annamarie McBride International Studies for Near Death Experiences. Gifts & Decor Swords & More 123 S Mur-Len Olathe, KS (913) 782-4244
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