__MAIN_TEXT__
feature-image

Page 1

X volving

June 2015 ~ Vol.VII, Issue 4

in Kansas City

A Guide for Conscious Living Change Isn’t a Part of Life, Change IS Life Journaling Through Life’s Transitions Focus on the Liver Grilling Summer Favorites EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

1

JUNE 2015


EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

2

JUNE 2015


Publisher’s Letter... Dear Friend, Life is continual change—sometimes desired change, sometimes uninvited; yet, what stagnant, uninspired lives we’d live without it. Change can be glorious: the birth of a child, quitting your job to pursue your life’s passion, redecorating your home, and moving to a new city are all the sorts of new directions we can take that bring joy, excitement, and hope. Yet other new directions can be unexpected and unwelcome, including the death of a loved one, divorce, foreclosure, and job loss. All of these great moments, whether joyfilled or soul-filled, create an opportunity for a new beginning. This month we focus on New Directions and the opportunities for growth through both joyful and painful transitions. I’ve found that an important part of this journey through change is the need to stop, refocus and refresh before beginning again. Because to start in a new direction, another direction must come to an end. It’s in this interim of change, this stopping point, where we can reevaluate, restructure, and regroup before a new beginning. Often, the part of us that is ending is a persona that we have clung to for life. However, what can emerge from what sometimes feels like carnage, is a new, more authentic version of ourselves. We invite you to explore the articles this month on New Directions: one woman’s story of her journey from wife to widow and journaling tips for exploring transition, plus other stories on finding your way through change. And in the process, we hope you find peace and ways to live in the in-between, an important period of all transitions, so you can take action and inspire conscious New Beginnings in your life.

Everything is Waiting for You 12

Change Isn’t a Part of Life, Change IS Life 13

Journal Through Life’s Transitions: From Wife to Widow, Unhealthy to Healthy, Directionless to Focused

14

Jill Dutton Stay Connected all Month! *Read the magazine online: www.EvolvingMagazine.com *Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvolvingMagazine *Follow us on Twitter: @EvolvingMag

Are Obesogens Blocking Your Weight Loss? How-To Grill Corn, Pizza, Veggie Kabobs and other Summer Favorites

11

Departments Publisher Jill Dutton 913-944-1298 jill@evolvingmagazine.com

Monthly Columnists Bethany Klug, Jude LaClaire, Aluna Michaels, Bonnie Rabicoff, Nancy Russell, Suzette Scholtes

Editorial Assistants Aaron Lerner Judy Kirkpatrick

Advertising

Print Layout/Design Alea Smith Ad Design Susan Prout

Karen E. Cowdry

Connie “Crash” Humiston

News Wisdom Within Journey to Wholeness Holistic Health Revelations Food First In the Kitchen w/ Bonnie Horoscope Events ON THE COVER:

Susan Prout is an Intuitive Artist and Healer whose passion is to let us know we are never alone. Using art to give us a visual connection to the Angelic Realms. The angel on the cover is the Angel of Transformation and Change with Grace. To see more of Susan's art visit her website, www.SusanProutArt.com

Web Design Jann Baker EVOLVING© 2015 all rights reserved. The opinions expressed are those of the authors. The articles in EVOLVING are not meant to represent any form of medical or psychiatric care. No portion of the publication may be reproduced without express written permission from the publisher. Distribution by PDS, Inc.

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

4 7 8 9 9 10 11 16 18

3

JUNE 2015


News

Daniel Bellone “Awakening Through Music” Concert

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

The Kansas City Oneness Community presents “Awakening Through Music” on Monday, June 22, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Having arrived in the USA from a sold out Australia/ China tour, Daniel Bellone, an amazing singer/songwriter and Kirtan artist from Argentina, is presenting concerts across the USA.

great blessings and healing into your life. Daniel’s concert is an experience of the extraordinary wave of transformation that is now available to humanity. These high energies of light can be anchored into us through the mantras, ancient technology of inner alchemy and a doorway to personal evolution and growth. Delightful states of peace and joy naturally occur

The USA Tour 2015 has been divinely guided in its creation. Mantras carry the extraordinary power to transform your life, raising your levels of Consciousness and creating very auspicious perceptions. Our ancestors gifted humanity with this sacred science of sound to help us grow spiritually. Many generations have chanted these songs for thousands of years. The "Awakening Through Music" Concert is a joyful way of celebrating life and growing spiritually with these beautiful melodies and profound teachings. It is an evening of deep transformation as Daniel shares the most powerful mantras with the Divine intention that all we sing will fulfill your needs and deepest desires and bring

when we are filled with these cosmic energies. There is a tangible divine buzz in the air, so bring your friends and family to this deeply inspiring event of special music and divine vibes that will deeply touch your heart. Investment is $20 in advance on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/danielbellones-awakening-through-music-tickets16623029930. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door, but please register on Eventbrite by June 20 to reserve your space. Log onto www.danielbellone.com for a video and more info.

4

JUNE 2015


News

Upon Your Canvas Upon Your Canvas, by Paul Goldman, paintings by Natosha Keefer From cover to enticing cover, step into an endless journey of the soul that dances with words and glides through melodious brush strokes. To explore this creation is to take oneself beyond reading and into a wormhole of vibrant inspiration. Each poem invites the traveler into the depths of the heart, and transports them on the wings of freedom. Free to be true, invoking the deepest, richest corners of their heart to embrace the universe within. Paul Goldman’s poetry does more than reveal a glimpse at our infinite nature; it carries us in and out of the tangible and intangible, the physical and non-physical. From self to spirit to senses to soul and beyond, Paul’s use of words to express is second to none. He offers us a dance through the language of love while at the same time grounding us in a realness that transcends any perception of separation. Paul has a way of offering his audience a taste of his individuality while encouraging the

connectedness in us all. His words carry us into the realm of the Divine, allowing us to co-create a multi-sensory experience. Paul has offered a way for us to read in silence while taking a colorful and explosive adventure at the same time. Natosha Keefer’s remarkable artwork will keep your imagination alive and is delicately yet boldly peppered throughout this creation. Each painting holds a feeling and then lets it go; images appear and transform. Her art is alive, filled with the elements, navigating the observer to their core to discover what is most precious. Treat your senses to this brilliant canvas and allow it to inspire you. Though beware, you may want to sing, you may want to dance, you may grab a canvas of your own and create! Upon Your Canvas is available on Amazon, or visit Paul Goldman at www.ecstaticpoet.com and Natosha Keefer at www.nathoshakeefer.com. Review by Stephanie Forcier

ISSSEEM Conference ISSSEEM, the premier Subtle Energies, Energy Medicine Conference will be held in the retreat-like atmosphere of Unity Village, June 24-27. The theme of this 23rd annual conference is Subtle

Energies, Intuition, and Transformation. THURSDAY MORNING: Gilah Hirsch, internationally recognized artist, writer, filmmaker, and facilitator introduces

The Science of Art as a Healing Force. Gilah is followed by the celebrated Qigong master, Chunyi Lin, who explores the The Seven Dimensions of Healing. THURSDAY EVENING’S program features music from the “High Priest of Sound and Sage,” Paul Rudy, combined with Heidi Svoboda’s Tibetan Gong Meditation. FRIDAY MORNING Christina Donnell, PhD, a clinical psychologist, spiritual teacher, and prophetic dreamer trained in Eastern traditions speaks about Tending our

Evolving Consciousness: The Art of Seeing, and trained musician-healer Harold Moses, PhDE introduces us to

Harmonic Induction Therapy for Health and Wellness. FRIDAY EVENING, psychologists Drs. Jerry and Sharon

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

5

JUNE 2015

Wesch describe an Integrative Treatment of PTSD and the positive results of this 6-year Multi-modal, PTSD treatment provided to over 700 persons at Fort Hood, Texas. SATURDAY MORNING visionary author and teacher, Rev. Desda Zuckerman presents concepts and vivid illustrations of Your Sacred Anatomy after which Karl Maret M.D. discusses Energy Medicine and the Future of Healthcare. THURSDAY & FRIDAY AFTERNOONS: 36, ninetyminute concurrent Forums provide opportunities for experiential activities based on practices and perspectives that bridge science and spirit. SATURDAY AFTERNOON attendees pose questions to our Presenters’ Panel. A special GROUP CLOSING ends the conference. Attendees are encouraged to purchase the optional meal package in order to share meals at the Unity Inn. Presenters’ books will be featured in the Unity Bookstore and there is a book-signing event on Friday evening. Download the PROGRAM PLANNER at https://view.publitas.com/ p222-665/issseem-conference-planner2015/


Wisdom Within

Exactly How Do I Love Myself More?

T

he most important choice in life, one that affects every other decision you make, is the choice to love and accept yourself. It impacts the quality of your relationships, your work, your free time, your beliefs, and your future.

Family Origin Impacts How You Feel

the Yoga School, Yvonne talked of her “miracle” journal. She notes every time she feels the lift and ease and joy and magic of life. For 30 years! 2. Talk yourself happy. Use affirmations to train your mind: “I love to write,” or “I love to cook,” or “I love to teach” work wonders for me. 3. Become honest about how you feel. Avoid numbing those precious feelings. Shopping, eating and drinking are examples of avoiding sadness and pain. Be awake to habits to begin to change them. Get help. Be strong enough to ask for help. 4. Find exercise you like and foods you love. What makes you feel alive? 5. Are you willing to surrender what you cannot control? Letting go allows each of us to see the bigger picture. It’s ok to not have answers. Can you trust that your soul and spirit will guide you? 6. In January 2015 I resolved to slow down. I no longer hurry. It’s working. The world can wait. 7. Meditate and take yoga to allow yourself to trust and KNOW that you are light, and l00 percent bathed in unconditional love by Divine intelligence. It is within.

I grew up with seven siblings. How did I know Dad wanted a boy? So I lifted hay bales into the barn and drove the small tractor, disking the fields. My skinny frame grew strong. I was a happy kid, but a bit shy. I loved nature! I left the noise of the family to sit under a tree with a book, or into the sewing room to watch the sunset. I felt anxious around some of the family and I did not know why; but I did my best to fake it. My parents’ good friends owned the farm behind ours; their girls, older than me, sewed fashion-forward clothing, beautiful indeed. After they outgrew their wardrobe it was sent over in cardboard boxes. I scrambled to grab the best stuff, yet at the same time I felt something I could not describe. I wanted new clothes! So by age 12 I sold greeting cards, or baby sat to buy my own. In therapy as an adult, I found a word for the feeling. I felt shame. What a weight to In yoga and in life we are interconnectfeel bad about oneself, as shame is often ed. As I love myself, I love you. Self-esteem dumped upon us as kids. grows strong even when I wear the shirt my friend gave me out of her closet. She Cultural Influences thought the color would look great on me! Society reflects self worth in terms such It does. as job title, youth, sex, power, money, and attractiveness. “If you base your self worth on the external world, you’ll never be capable of self-love,” writes Barb Evans, M.A., author and counselor. If we choose to be awake to our inner critic in order to “turn it off,” one opens pathways to self-love and esteem.

Time to See Through New Eyes And Hear With New Ears Do you believe this? Our true nature sings of love and acceptance of self. When born, we possess self worth, which is our core of love and goodness. How to let it shine? 1. Begin your day with love. Wayne Dwyer writes, “I feel gratitude even before I roll out of bed.” Keep it simple. Meditate for 30 cycles of deep breathing. Breathe in love and breathe out love. At

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

6

JUNE 2015

Suzette Scholtes’ non-fiction writing won the prestigious “Writers Digest” award. Her passions are writing and yoga and she feels one needs a sense of humor for both. She founded The Yoga School of Therapeutics where she manages one of the region’s prestige teacher training programs. 10400 W. 103rd Street, Overland Park. www.theyogastudio.com news@theyogastudio.com 9l3 492-9594.


Journey to Wholeness

Sea of Change

C

hange is inevitable, and yet it is one of the most difficult challenges. Our physical body, emotions and thoughts change rapidly in the context of an outer environment that is in constant flux. Let’s take a look at change as part of our ongoing daily lives. Think about the last 24 hours, the last week, month or year. Have you experienced any major life changes like death, divorce, separations, injury or illness for you or a family member? Job change or moving? Then there are the everyday things of life like eating, sleeping, hours of working, leisure time activities that may be giving us pain or pleasure. Many of these changes occur during the naturally occurring passages of age and maturation. Nearly 50 years ago, two social scientists, Holmes & Rahe, did a landmark research project on the relationship of stress, life change and health. They devised a list of 43 items describing life events giving each a score ranging from 100 to 11. They asked people to mark down the point value of each of the items that had happened to them in the last year. The results were quite interesting. People with scores of 150 or less, indicating a low amount of life change, had low susceptibility to stress-induced health breakdown. People with scores of 150-300 points had a 50 percent chance of major health breakdown in the next two years, while 300 points or more raised the probability to 80 percent. This research result continues to be predictive today. As we go through the everyday stressors of life, along with the changes of age and maturation, it is important to develop healthy strategies. Andre Gide gives a valuable perspective as we embark on this journey: “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” The first lesson of change is that we are often catapulted into a new place that is unfamiliar and uncomfortable. I often call this “the sea of chaos.” It is important to know that transitions can shake our sense of identity, asking us to

see ourselves in a new and different way. We may feel a sense of anxiety or depression. If we can remind ourselves that this is an opportunity for growth and think positively about the possibilities, we can switch to a more optimistic place. It is also very important to take time for reflection, perhaps recalling other times in our life when we successfully navigated stressful change. Ask for help from others in the form of support or ideas about how they have met challenges. Talking to a trusted person can be a great source of strength. Of course, going back to the basics of exercise, getting enough sleep, eating healthily, taking helpful supplements and taking time for one’s self and time with others, are essential aspects of going through the stress and chaos successfully. Be patient with yourself. Give yourself room for learning; facing what may seem like failures. Remind yourself that you have all the time you need, that discomfort can be a good thing. Keep your goals, expectations and time frames realistic. Be as flexible as you can during this time of change. Use the stress-reducing tools that are calming. If you don’t have any, find someone who can teach you these tools. You can reach the shore of comfort and completion. The swim is really worth it.

Jude LaClaire, Ph.D., LCPC, is a counselor, educator and author. For counseling appointments, seminars, training, speaking engagements or information on Neurobehavioral Programs or Imago Couple therapy call 913-322-5622. For more information about Jude LaClaire or the Kansas City Holistic Centre go to www.kcholistic.com jude@kcholistic.com.

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

7

JUNE 2015


Holistic Health

Got Issues in Your GUT?

H

in capsule, powder or liquid form. The probiotics need to be taken at least 4-6 hours away from taking the medication or herbal treatment. Next, it is determined whether you need to REPLACE your GUT system you? If you frequently experience indigestion, with digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid or other missing substances. After removing the constipation, unexplained diarrhea, gas and bloating, fatigue and consistently lack energy, imbalances, reinoculating with good bacteria and replacing necessary substances, it is have chronic skin conditions, joint pain, necessary to REPAIR the gut lining. weight imbalances, chronic sinus problems, REPAIR can be achieved with healing migraine headaches or irritable bowel nutrients like glutamine and aloe vera and a syndrome, it would be wise to assess your food elimination diet may also be necessary. GUT. To determine what foods are bothering Answering yes to several of this your system, a food elimination diet can be symptoms could mean you have entertained or food sensitivities can be DYSBIOSIS, an alteration in the bacterial determined through blood testing or balance in your intestinal system which kinesiology techniques. An elimination diet causes inflammation that can affect the can be beneficial but it takes time and absorption of nutrients to your body. discipline as it takes 3-4 weeks of eliminating Chronic digestive dysfunction can set the several food groups, such as wheat, gluten, stage for leaky gut, food sensitivities, toxic dairy, soy, corn, etc. and then carefully trying stress and even autoimmune reactions. The cellular function of every organ in the body is one food back at a time every few days and watching for a reaction. In my practice, I dependent on nourishing substances have found it to be helpful to do a blood test obtained through digestion. for food sensitivity based illnesses and the Antibiotics, toxins, sugar, birth control pills, steroids, parasites and stress can wreak newest technique I have used is the Alcat Blood test. This Alcat is different from Elisa havoc with your gastrointestinal system, upsetting the balance in your intestine as well IgG food testing in that it not only checks Type 3 food reactions, but other immune as allowing harmful substances to enter the pathways. This translates into faster and system. Before discomfort or disease more complete relief. The Alcat testing develops, a comprehensive digestive stool assesses your individual reaction to 200 analysis can be collected in the comfort of different foods. your home. This testing is considered As the GUT has as much as 75 percent alternative and special laboratories are of your immune system cells in your body, needed to analyze the specimens. With this assessing and treating this vital and testing, it is possible to determine whether “invisible” organ can be beneficial in getting certain nutrients are being absorbed, if the pancreas is digesting food properly, how the to the root of complicated health problems. Your GUT is almost always a part of the liver is metabolizing nutrients and the stool complex puzzle that needs to be put together can be checked for bacterial and yeast to reach optimal health. (candida) overgrowth and parasites. Once it is determined what is out of balance in your GUT, treatment consists of the Four R’s; REMOVE, REINOCULATE, REPLACE and REPAIR. When it is determined that you have a bacterial or yeast overgrowth, the goal is to REMOVE that overgrowth with either prescription medications and/or herbal remedies. The culture of the stool can reveal the specific Nancy Russell, M.D. has been a holistic Internal Medicine physician in type of bacteria or yeast and then specifies the Kansas City northland for over which prescriptions and which herbs are best 30 years at 5140 N. Antioch Road in for your particular infection or overgrowth. Kansas City, MO. Her phone number While taking the prescription medication or is 816-453-5545 and website is herbs, it is advised to simultaneously www.nancyrussellmd.com where you REINOCULATE the good bacteria that is can get more information. Dr. Russell either already low or could be killed off by is board certified in holistic medicine the treatment. Probiotics are good bacteria and is a member of the American that consist of lactobacillus and bifidophilus Holistic Medical Association and a organisms and can be found as a supplement ave a GUT instinct that something is wrong with your digestion? Is your FOOD making you sick? What’s BUGGING

prior board member.

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

8

JUNE 2015


Revelations

Focus on the Liver–Protect Estrogen Overload

E

strogen is everywhere…in our bodies, the foods we The liver stores iron, vitamins (A, D, E, K and B12) and eat, our bath and body products and the containers other essential chemicals and releases them as needed. we drink from. There is even a connection with Many vitamins have been connected to breast and electromagnetic frequencies (EMF’s) produced by prostate health in various studies. Researchers, from the our cell phones and other high tech gadgets and estrogen. Moore’s Cancer Center at the University of California, San The information about estrogen Diego (UCSD), estimated that by Linda’s 2 favorite products increasing Vitamin D3 levels, concerns can be overwhelming, so it is best to keep it simple and key in on the particularly in countries north of the for liver health smartest, easiest ideas to keep estrogen equator, 350,000 cases of breast cancer levels healthy. could be prevented worldwide.

Liver Functions Focusing on the liver is a number one priority. The liver has more than 500 functions in our body; so we can only survive 24 hours without liver function. It is among the few internal human organs capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue; as little as 25 percent of a liver can regenerate into a whole liver. But, it is estimated that many people have livers functioning at a 40 percent capacity. A few symptoms associated with liver problems include dis-colored skin and eyes, abdominal pain and swelling, itchy skin, dark urine color, chronic fatigue, nausea, headaches, allergies, digestive upsets, constipation, hypertension, blood sugar problems, and arteriosclerosis. Emotional difficulty related to anger, depression, mood swings, impatience, frustration, resentment, violence, belligerence, rudeness, edginess, arrogance, stubbornness, aggression and an impulsive and explosive personality are all signs of liver problems. Sound familiar? Supporting our liver can help three main functions that protect us from excess estrogen. The liver is the main organ responsible for neutralizing and destroying foreign chemicals or xeno-estrogens. Wrongdiagnosis.com has a list of almost 50 drug combinations that are connected to breast cancer. Another 216 drugs, chemicals, toxins, etc. are listed on the Susan G. Komen website as connected with breast cancer. A weak liver stores many more toxins in our breast tissues and affects the prostate. The liver helps manufacture, break down or metabolize, and regulate numerous hormones. Optimizing the health of your liver will help you with symptoms of menopause, PMS, and irregular menstrual cycles. Breast tenderness, cervical dysplasia, low or absent libido, fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips and thighs, fibrocystic breasts, hair loss, infertility, insomnia, osteoporosis, polycystic ovaries, uterine fibroids, bloating, and bone loss are all connected to liver function.

Easy ideas for your liver health. Give your liver a break. Fast and meditate or pray one day a month. Moderate your alcohol intake, especially with medications. Drink fresh lemon in your water. Eat cruciferous vegetables: broccoli, spinach, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, onions, leeks and garlic are all necessary for good liver health. Do a liver cleanse at least once a year, recipes abound on the internet. Take supplements. Essential nutrients to help metabolize estrogen are the B vitamins, zinc, omega-3 fish oils, DIM (nutrient found in cruciferous vegetables), green tea, magnesium, selenium, melatonin and Vit. E. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that aids estrogen elimination. Low vitamin E is associated with elevated estrogen and it has been shown to inhibit the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells. The B-complex vitamins, plus extra choline and inositol, helps the liver break down estrogen into estriol, a non-carcinogenic form of the hormone. KISS or Keep it Simple! Concentrate on keeping your liver working optimally. Your whole body will thank you.

Linda Bamber is a teacher, writer, speaker, nutritionist and clinical thermographer. She started researching prevention techniques when both her mother and sister were diagnosed with breast cancer six months apart. The result is BRAS, Breast Research Awareness and Support, founded in 2008. www.breastresearchawareness.com

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

9

JUNE 2015


Food First

Are Obesogens Blocking Your Weight Loss?

O

Skin. Credible. Psoriasis. Eczema. Rosacea. Acne. Wrinkling. Scars. Allergies. Sensitive. Ashy. Dry. Rashes. Burns. 100% Natural, Organic, Skin Care. Made by Hand, With Love in KCMO.

Etsy.com/shop/DocLerner

Jay Peters M.S., D.MIN

For a consultation call: (913) 339-9591 • Licensed Professional Counselor • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist • Certified Hypnotherapist • Addiction Specialist • Spiritual Counseling

8700 Indian Creekway Park, Suite 220 Overland Park, KS 66210 www.drjaypeters.com

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

besogens are chemicals in our food or food packaging that cause obesity. "Obesogens are thought to act by hijacking the regulatory systems that control body weight," says Frederick vom Saal, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences at the University of Missouri. "And any chemical that interferes with body weight is an endocrine disruptor.” The Endocrine Society, the largest organization for hormone research and clinical endocrinology, has also noted the connection. "The rise in the incidence in obesity matches the rise in the use and distribution of industrial chemicals that may be playing a role in generation of obesity," it stated in a recent report, "suggesting that EDCs (endocrine disrupting chemicals) may be linked to this epidemic.” Obesogens may be the reason that traditional healthy eating advice, such as choosing chicken and fish over red meat, and eating more fruits and vegetables may not work anymore. So how do we avoid obesogens in our food? Go organic. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), you can reduce your pesticide exposure by nearly 80 percent simply by choosing organic versions of the 12 fruits and vegetables shown in its tests to contain the highest pesticide load. There's a Clean Fifteen, too, a group of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables with the least pesticide residue. See their website, www.ewg.org for a wallet card to guide you when shopping. Go grass fed. Every time you eat conventionally raised meat, there is an excellent chance you are eating chemicals that cause weight gain. Why? These animals are fed chemicals to promote fast weight gain. When you eat the flesh of these animals, you are eating those chemicals too. I advise finding a source of meat and poultry that is grass fed to point of slaughter. Many animals are fed grass but finished on corn to fatten them up. You’ll benefit from omega-3 fatty acids and the fat soluble vitamins, A,D, E, and K when the animal is fed grass to the end. You may not find this at your grocery store, although some local grocers will special order for you. The Kansas City Food Circle has a directory of local natural and organic food producers at www.kcfoodcircle.org. Stop eating plastic. You didn’t know you were eating plastic, but every time you eat food in a plastic container, or eat food

10

JUNE 2015

stored in plastic you get a dose of bisphenol A (BPA) A recent study published on BPA's effects on humans found that workers exposed to BPA at Chinese factories had more than four times the risk of erection difficulties. (Japan reduced the use of BPA in cans between 1998 and 2003; as a result, measures of BPA in some Japanese populations dropped more than 50 percent.) According to the EWG canned chicken soup, infant formula, and ravioli have BPA levels of the highest concern. After people drank out of a polycarbonate bottle (usually stamped with a 7 on the bottom) for just 1 week, their BPA levels jumped by nearly 70 percent, according to a seminal study from Harvard University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How to avoid BPA? • Don’t microwave or store food in plastic containers. • Avoid plastic wrapped meats. • Avoid canned food unless it’s marked BPA-free. • Don’t drink out of plastic cups and avoid Styrofoam cups. Avoid Soy and Hidden Sources of Soy. Soy is fed to animals to make them fat, thus conventionally raised meat and poultry is a hidden source of soy. When you eat it, it can make you fat, too. Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). The less processed food and beverages you eat, the less HFCS you’ll eat. HFCS creates leptin resistance, which makes you eat more and gain weight. It’s time to accept that much of our food is toxic and find other food sources that keep us healthy and at a normal body weight.

HealthSpan, the holistic medicine practice of Dr. Bethany Klug, is offering some excellent classes this summer to help you reduce your toxic load and add some quick, easy and delicious dishes to you weekly repertoire. Learn more at www.HealthSpanKC.com.


In the Kitchen with Bonnie

How-To Grill Corn, Pizza,Veggie Kabobs and other Summer Favorites Prepared by Executive Chef Bear Cohen "In the Kitchen with Bonnie" Picnics, Father's Day and other summer celebrations are the perfect times for grilling. These recipes showcase today's versatility in preparing dishes with this ancient method of cooking.

For the Grilled Corn

For the Veggie Kabobs

Ingredients: 1 ear organic corn butter (sweet cream) Salt and pepper Directions: Take ear of corn and peel back the husk, but DO NOT pull off completely. Remove all silk and clean. Generously apply softened butter (not melted) and salt & pepper over kernels. Fold husk back over the corn and place over direct heat on the grill. Turn every couple of minutes. Some of the ears will char…it is O.K. This takes about 10 minutes or so, depending on how hot your grill is. When the kernels are golden and soft, the corn is finished. Pull back the husk and enjoy!

Ingredients: Roma tomato red onion mushrooms sweet peppers zucchini yellow squash ear of corn with husk extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper Directions: Cut corn cob into 1-inch wide slices. Cut all other veggies into similar size (As you cook they will shrink a bit). Start your kabob with the corncob wheel to stabilize your kabobs. Apply all other veggies and end with another corn cob wheel, locking all the veggies into your kabob. Apply extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper and place on grill. Cook to desired temperature.

For the Flat Bread Pizza Ingredients: ¼ cup marinara sauce ½ cup mozzarella cheese fresh spinach artichokes pepperoni pizza sausage grilled steak yellow onions, diced green pepper, diced dried oregano Directions: Place pizza stone on the grill until hot. Take your flat bread or pizza dough and prepare it starting with your pizza sauce. If you’re using flat bread go very sparingly with the sauce—just enough to create the flavor but not so much as to soak the crust. Add a small amount of cheese. Then on the first half of the pizza, top with pepperoni, pizza sausage, onions and peppers. Apply another sprinkle of cheese. On the second half of the pizza, top with fresh spinach, artichokes, grilled steak (cut into thin strips). Top with another sprinkle of cheese. Dust entire pizza with dried oregano to taste. Place on pizza stone and cover grill with lid. After 7-10 minutes, remove from stone and cut into desired pieces. To view a demonstration of Chef grilling these signature dishes and others, please visit http://www.inthekitchenwithbonnie.com/archive/bcohen-grill/ signatureDish.html EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

Karen Harrison, Ed.S. Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Reiki Master Teacher Usui Tibetan, Karuna & Kundalini Reiki

REIKI

• REIKI SESSIONS • REIKI CLASSES • CEU’S FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS COUNSELING • SEXUAL ISSUES • RELATIONSHIP/FAMILY • SPIRITUAL CONCERNS

• MANY INSURANCE PLANS COVER TANTRA

• CLASSES & SESSIONS

816-523-4440 www.KarenHarrison.net Karen@KarenHarrison.net 8301 State Line Road, Ste 216 Kansas City, MO 64114

11

JUNE 2015


Feature

Everything is Waiting for You

M

y life has changed in astonishing ways. Two years ago I walked away from a career of 26 years working with emotionally disturbed/behavior disordered children and adolescents. Things had begun to shift in my world to the point that it didn't feel like a good fit anymore. In reality, the shift had started back in 2009 when I had begun to ask myself some tough questions about what direction I wanted my life to take. Did I want to continue doing what I was doing? What did I really want to do? What was the first thing I thought of when I woke up in the morning? What made my heart sing? I knew that I wanted to continue helping people. I knew that I wanted to continue doing seminars and speaking and coaching. How was I going to do all of this and work my full time job? Enter Jack Canfield. I attended Jack's signature seminar called Breakthrough to Success in August 2009. This was the catalyst that led me to becoming a member of his first Success Principles Train the Trainer class. I was coached and mentored by Jack for the next year of my life, and I slowly began my

“There were times I would tell myself an old story that would stop me from moving forward. I would pause for awhile and then start again. Eventually the shift was enormous enough that there was nothing left to do but take the leap. ”

plan of departure from my old life to the new. Now as life goes, there were many fits and starts. My old self kept trying to hang on to the old directions and do things that were disappearing. There were times I would tell myself an old story that would stop me from moving forward. I would pause for a while and then start again. Eventually the shift was enormous enough that there was nothing left to do but take the leap. That leap occurred March 15, 2013. Now it has been a little over two years; and as I said, my life has changed in astonishing ways. I am traveling most weeks and sharing my gifts with a myriad of folks across the country. Most recently, I attended a weekend retreat with poet and author David Whyte. This event added another layer of thoughtful questions to ponder. Here are samplings of questions from David that will cause you to pause and contemplate your life:

1. What would your life be like if you have as much faith in the parts of yourself that are fading away as you have in the parts of yourself that are growing? 2. What astonishing opportunities could come into your life? 3. What is the difficult harvest in your life? 4. What is the part of yourself that you don't draw on because you think of it as a weakness? 5. What stories in your life are no longer true, or were never true?

Take some time with these questions. As David Whyte said, "The doors have always been there to invite you and frighten you." Give yourself the invitation to examine the hidden landscape of you. Blessings to you.

Sharon McGloin has been leading groups and individuals for over 25 years in learning how to lead an honest and conscious life. Her background includes a Masters Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a Masters Degree in Organization Developmental Psychology. Experiential Alternatives provides opportunities to help individuals and groups find out how to examine themselves and work towards a focus of leadership from the inside out. www.experientialalternatives.com

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

12

JUNE 2015


Feature

Change Isn’t a Part of Life, Change IS Life

W

hat do you do when there's a big change coming up in your life? Much depends on your initial reaction to the phrases “new direction,” and “life transitions.” Do you tense up with fear, anxiety and doubt? Or do you feel a quickening of excitement, curiosity and anticipation? Like most things in life, your attitude will determine the ease or difficulty of achieving your goals. I recently went through several major life transitions simultaneously. My ex-husband moved out just as my career as a homeschooling mom was ending. I still had two kids to “launch,” too many possessions to go through and downsize, and an urgent need to find an immediate source of income. On top of that I wanted to blaze a new path for myself, figuring out what I needed to be happy and fulfilled. I'll confess my first reactions were fear, anxiety and doubt. The economy was in the tank; I was in my 50s, and had been out of the workforce for more than 20 years. I worried not only about the future and myself, but also about my kids and theirs. I woke up in the middle of the night doing math in my head. I didn't just worry—I took positive steps. I assessed what I was good at and what I actually liked to do, and through friends and word of mouth I started helping people downsize, purge and reorganize garages, attics, kitchens, offices, whatever. I liked the physical aspect, and the obvious before and after difference I made. I also enrolled at the local college for a paralegal certification. After a semester of that I decided it wasn't something I wanted to do for the long-term, and focused my energy on something else I loved: yoga; as I deepened my practice and pursued first my 200, and then 500-hour teaching certifications, I stopped worrying. I had read somewhere that our bodies don't know the difference between imagined worries and real situations; when you conjure anxiety in your mind your body produces the same stress reactions as it would in an actual dangerous

event. That convinced me to be kind to my body, to change my thoughts when they went “there,” and to begin to trust that everything would work out. Life is just a series of changes. Our first transition happens during birth, as our mothers push us out into the air and we become autonomous, breathing human beings. So many developments occur when we are young, but you never see a baby resisting the next step, fearful or anxious. They reach and try with curiosity and eagerness. As we grow through childhood and adolescence most of us are enthusiastic for what's just around the corner. But as we age, sometimes we forget to be excited about what may happen. We're cynical disguised as “realistic,” and think we know that things won't work out; they'll be hard; we're already exhausted. We know all the statistics and failure rates and how everything is stacked against us. We think the upside of not changing—comfort and security—is greater than the downside: stagnation. One doesn't have to be an Instagram thrill seeker to seize the day and go for the gusto. We all do it in our own way: Maybe you go for a graphic design degree in your 50s; maybe you ditch the suburban house for a city condo. We applaud young adults who take time to volunteer and travel the world, tour the states or start a business; and we say, “That's the time to do it.” With a simple shift in our thoughts we can realize that the time to do it is now, regardless of age. If you treat your turning point as part of your evolution, it becomes an adventure, full of possibility. In my own journey I came across countless affirmations and quotes that helped me realize that I was not sinking or failing, I was growing. A favorite is from Cynthia Occelli: “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't

“All manner of life transitions—empty nesting, downsizing, moving, marriage, divorce, a career change, going back to school—are forms of progress.”

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” All manner of life transitions—empty nesting, downsizing, moving, marriage, divorce, a career change, going back to school—are forms of progress. We can ascribe a negative connotation to it, or hold it up as an example of our continued engagement, our very presence. We're trained to be cautious, as if conservatism implies maturity, but maybe it just promotes dullness. One can be responsible and still have some sense of adventure—that tickle of nerves— for life to remain thrilling. It can help to seek out someone who has already been through a similar transition, or someone who is adept at maneuvering certain situations. I sought out other moms whose kids were growing, grown or gone, and talked with them about their next steps and visions for themselves. I started a blog to document the commonalities and support we shared. I journaled like a pro, and could see the recurring themes and issues as my priorities to address. I learned to trust the flow of the universe, recognized my part in it, and witnessed more instances of manifestation than I ever would have believed. Whatever it is you're confronting can and will be resolved in one way or another; nothing stays the

13

JUNE 2015

same forever. You can be passive and take a break (I did that for weeks at a time, several times over the years), and see what arises. Something will. You just have to be alert for it. Another quote I go back to frequently, from Joseph Campbell, is a reminder: "If you can see your path laid out in front of you, step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path." I hope you are surprised and delighted with the path you decide to take.

Christine Lamb is RYT-500 and a Certified Health Coach. She can be reached for yoga classes, privates, or holistic nutrition counseling at wellwellwell@gmail.com


Feature

Journal Through Life’s Transitions: From Wife to Widow,

M

y husband dropped dead in front of me. That was March 3, 2003, just two months after our 12th wedding anniversary. In the space of time it takes between one breath and the next, life as I knew it was gone. Totally gone. Jim’s death occurred on my first day of full -time employment at FedEx. After a month, I returned to work with a vengeance: 10 and 12hour days? No problem! In 12 months I was promoted to Operations Lead, then Manager. I never stopped moving … and then my mother died. The day after her funeral it was so quiet. The chaos was stilled and I couldn’t stop crying. It kept on for days. I took medical leave, sought therapy and got better. Well, at least better enough to hold it together. Work continued at a hectic pace, but I was becoming more aware of my unhappiness. It was difficult wanting to move on without knowing how. My mantra was, “Just put one foot in front of the other.” I knew that something had to change.

Unhealthy to Healthy, Directionless to Focused

In the summer of 2005 I picked up the book Change Your Life in 30 Days by Rhonda Britten. I did every single exercise in that book! The result? I left my job, sold my house and moved to Kansas City. My two dogs and I arrived in a Penske truck on May 18, 2006. I was still just happy to get through the day without feeling melancholy, and was always on the lookout for something that would help me move forward. Shortly after settling into my new home, I found Jeffrey Gitomer’s book, The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude, How to Find, Build, and Keep a YES! Attitude for a Lifetime of Success. One of his steps is to “Start your morning with some positive exposure, wisdom, or expressions. First thing. Even if your ass falls off. Fifteen minutes, every day.” I started the next day! There is no way that I can sit and read motivational material without making notes and reflecting on how what I’m reading relates to my life. So, in following Mr. Gitomer’s step, my journaling habit was born. I was on the way to renovating my life, building a new life, but I didn’t know it. Because I hadn’t defined it as journaling, it started in an inexpensive spiral notebook and continues that way today. (Less than 50 cents at the beginning of the school year!) By writing about what Norman Vincent Peale had written, I began to reflect on my life, including how my husband and mother’s deaths had impacted my life. I graduated to reflections on how their lives had impacted my life. A huge step after loss is when you can see the gifts that your loved ones brought into your life. Journaling did that for me. It carried me from one place to another. Gordon MacDonald writes in Ordering Your Private World, “If there was a first step for me in my life-renovation process, it began with a simple, spiral-bound notebook that I came to call a journal.” That is exactly how it was for

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

me! When this book found me, I had been journaling for at least a year. It challenged me to go deeper and step into the process of rebuilding. I am eternally grateful. A totally different type of shock occurred in 2009 when I lost my health insurance. Rather than freak out totally, I wrote in my journal. It was through journaling about how nervous it made me and going through an arduous series of what-if’s that I decided to look for the lesson in the situation, and realized that my best defense, at the age of 58, was to get healthy. I totally revamped my diet, added in an exercise program, revamped the diet, kept exercising, and revamped the diet again. It was a two-year process that continues today. As my body’s requirements change, so does my diet and exercise. I lost 35 pounds, and I no longer suffer from asthma or arthritis. I feel great! None of this occurred in a vacuum. I was reading and writing about what I learned, how I felt about it, what it was like to cook after so many years of eating the Standard American Diet, questioning everything I read and reading and writing some more. This is how journaling can be valuable, as a tool to work through changes and challenges. It was at this time that I, like so many women in their 50s, began to think about my career: What did I enjoy about my current and past positions? What was I doing when time got away from me? Who did I want to be when I grew up? All of these things were answered in my journal and my career as a Certified Wellness Coach and Educator was born. I returned to school and here I am … Thanks to journaling!

“Journaling isn’t about what you begin writing, it’s about building the habit of writing that matters most. ”

14

JUNE 2015


Feature

Benefits of Journaling In a 2005 paper put out by the Royal College of Psychiatrists there are long term benefits to journaling. The paper lists numerous studies that show not only psychological benefit but also physical benefit to journaling.

Journaling isn’t about what you begin writing, it’s about building the habit of writing that matters most. It doesn’t matter if it’s a grocery or to-do list, a gratitude journal or, like me, reflections on what you’re reading. Over time you will begin to find patterns; you will explore your choices, and things will unwittingly surface from your subconscious to your conscious mind.

can carry with you. I know people who have a safety deposit box and put them there when they’re full, others destroy them. Have a plan for destruction should something happen to you. Your children will dwell on the criticisms and waltz right over the praise without a second glance. I have a designated person who knows where they’re kept and will destroy them. DO NOT leave behind temporary thoughts that will damage Steps to Build a Journaling Habit your loved ones. Definitely use a fancy journal, but rather Find a time that works for you. I prefer morning, but I don’t have to leave my house than write everything in it, I encourage you to copy into it meaningful entries from your by 6 a.m., nor do I have children who need spiral-bound notebook. The beautiful covers, my help getting ready. I know people who journal in the evening and others who journal paper and bindings are a perfect place for your legacy. in their car and/or coffee shops between Don’t stress about what to write! The soccer practices. Make it consistent. purpose of your journal isn’t to write the great Create a ritual. Mine includes the same quiet space, a cup of coffee, a pen I love and American novel, it’s to help you move through life easier. In my life it serves as a quiet dogs. Have some reading nearby. When I need a tool that keeps me focused as I move through challenges. It helps me process information to nudge I go back to the practice of reading find what is relevant for my situation. It is a something uplifting. Keep it private. A journal is a place to vent safe place to vent, and also serves as a daily when necessary, so if you’re concerned about record. someone reading it, find a notebook that you

Longer-term benefits of expressive writing Health outcomes: •Fewer stress-related visits to the doctor •Improved immune system functioning •Reduced blood pressure •Improved lung function •Improved liver function •Fewer days in hospital •Improved mood/affect •Feeling of greater psychological well-being •Reduced depressive symptoms before examinations •Fewer post-traumatic intrusion and avoidance symptoms

Social and behavioural outcomes •Reduced absenteeism from work •Quicker re-employment after job loss •Improved working memory •Improved sporting performance •Higher students’ grade point average •Altered social and linguistic behaviour

As the owner of HealthWorksKC, Nancy Oglesby, CHHC wears many hats: Blogger, Public Speaker, Educator and Coach! After graduating from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2011, she had a mission to inspire as many people as possible to create a lifestyle that nourishes their body, mind and spirit and supports them in their efforts to incorporate healthy choices into their daily lives. Nancy is also a Juice Plus+ Representative who believes in their whole, real food nourishment! More info is available at www.HealthWorksKC.com

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

15

JUNE 2015


Spiritual Horoscope

June 2015 Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Happy birthday Gemini! Gain control of your thoughts and make them work for you! Meditate and visualize what you’d like in life, whether job, relationship, self-esteem, finances — whatever! Project thoughts in a specific direction rather than allowing them to be random. Fulfillment comes fast! Also be gentle with your body. Get a massage, take Epsom salt baths and use health affirmations. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Like your Gemini friends, this is an extra powerful affirmation time! Prosperity is waiting to fall into your lap if you open your mind to receive. You can have an exciting job offer. You can also heal roots of negative relationship patterns to improve love and kid connections. Meditations are especially deep so dive in and enjoy the bliss!

If feeling money, health or work stress, meditate on the spiritual principle of abundance! Your fears or doubts are not the truth — they just slow the flow. Say “NO!” to limiting thoughts — say it out loud with strength! Then create positive solutions in your mind and dwell there. Even if on a budget, spend fun time with friends and enjoy their love. Seek out new forms of soul connection to tap into the riches within.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Venus enters Leo, making you feel extra beautiful and awesome! New relationships start, or current ones get better. You can also magnetize money! Make room for more joy by meditating on family wounds or heartbreaks that create walls. Delve into forgotten areas of your soul, write about them, forgive them and let them go. You’ll be trusting, serene and happy!

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Challenge negative thinking! Why give it more attention and time than affirmations? You’re creating your own reality anyway, so take charge of internal world and make it better! Relationships can bring worry right now, so meditate on what positive shifts you’d like. Release past patterns (they aren’t blueprints for the future!) and write a new soul plan for love and joy!

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) You’re suspicious when things come too easily, but expect extra success at work. You deserve it, and have struggled spiritually these past two years — open up to your rewards! Relationships heal in terms of trust, money, intimacy and sexuality. Again — let it all in! It’s also a good time to discipline yourself for better health. You’ll be able to stick with the release of bad habits in terms of food, fitness, relationships or self-esteem.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Make this a great relationship month by releasing resentments caused by unfulfilled expectations. Meditate and write about deep soul needs, so you can discern from shallow desires (or even inherited family issues which keep you attracting trouble!) You’ll know if you need to move on or just

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

reframe your mind and heart. Also, new forms of spirituality re-invigorate your growth. Travel if possible, even if a day trip.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Venus and Jupiter combine for a sensuous month! Explore spiritual sexuality, like Tantra or Chinese Taoist practices. Visualization can also bring financial abundance as well as love and trust. You can receive gifts of money! Honor your body as your temple and treat it well with good food and enough rest, so you’ll have energy for work and play!

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Like Capricorn friends, you’ll have a sexy month! Relationships are loving and easy. Someone new feels like from a past life. Current partnerships have joyous renewal. Meditate on finances and career. Visualize changes, listen for guidance, and take action steps. Go over your budget and see what expenses are unnecessary. You’ll feel wealthier from saving!

desires that swirl in your head causing obsession and resentment. Release them, knowing the Universe will fulfill them in the future as you forgive. Now affirmations can create a new Life Plan from your heart’s cravings. Be open to unexpected surprises that bring joy you long for!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) This is a prosperous and happy time! Have a party or gathering so loved ones can enjoy the serene energy in your home, and you can soak in the vibes of your “spiritual tribe”. Meditate each day to keep soulful feelings flowing in your house, and also at work. You’ll have a calm aura that blesses whichever environment you’re in. If relationships seem tense, ponder being more flexible. Break old patterns the no longer serve both of you.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Work on healthy boundaries. You can still be loving while setting limits. It could bring up old fears from childhood, but as you do it anyway, you’ll become empowered! Be aware of channeling nervousness into overeating. Devote time each day to your spiritual practice for added soul strength. Work wise, you can get a raise, a new job, or meet a kindred spirit who inspires you.

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Affirmations are a powerful way to cleanse your subconscious and heal old wounds. But beforehand, meditate on unfulfilled

16

JUNE 2015

Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer and Soul Evolutionist practitioner. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than two decades. Her book Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs is now on Amazon in Kindle version. Ms. Michaels is available for appointments in her home or by phone. Call 248-583-1663 or visit alunamichaels.com


ALTERNATIVE HEALING At the Healing Place ~ Massage, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Reiki, ChanRi, Chakra Balancing, Astrology, Tarot, Past Life Regression, Intuitive Bodywork (816) 415-2607 Nature Spirit Holistics Energy Medicine expert Author Cathleen Miller—Intuitive therapies, Conscious life counseling, Spa events, seminars www.livingthespiral.com 913-499-8514 Justin & Sharon Orth - Spring Forest Qigong Practitioners/Healers and Certified Qigong Level 1 Inst.. EFT (BAS/ADV) meetup.com/SpringForest-Qigong-Meetup-Group 913-244-0167 Shelly Wilson, Reiki Master ~ Intuitive, Intuitive offers loving guidance enabling you to heal and grow. Live an authentic life and LOVE yourself in the process! ShellyRWilson.com 918-782-4778 Integrative Therapies by Sarah P. Chapman Aromatherapy Massage, Raindrop Treatment, Vitaflex, Pressure Point Therapy 913-549-0280 www.sarahpchapman.com Regina Compernolle Home Herbalist Courses, Apprenticeships, Women’s Sacred Studies, Astrology, Tarot, Consults, Women Drumming 816-547-0266 Health Odyssey Pamela Hughes, CRTS, CRHS, LSHC Raindrop (vitaflex vibrational, chromatic), Chakra clearing, OOLA self-dev, Essential Oils, Facial 816-810-3787 www.facebook.com/HealthOdyssey4u Lania Desmond, Originator of EssenceWork™ & SoulPoint™ Emotional healing from a spiritual perspective. 828.236.1230 www.LaniaDesmond.com

MEDITATION

EDUCATION Holos University Graduate Seminary Studies in Spirituality & Health. Graduate degrees grounded in scholarship, intuitive inspiration, self-development & Research ~ 888-272-6109

NUTRITION & WELLNESS

ENTERTAINMENT Laura Packer, storyteller, writer, coach Storytelling for families, adults, corp/private events. B-days, weddings, funerals, holidays, classes 781-526-7255 www.laurapacker.com Karen Elise - Psychic Entertainer & Coach Tarot / astrology - corporate / private events Fun for weddings, birthdays & graduations 913-636-9502 - www.KarenElise.com

HYPNOSIS/EFT

Dr. Jay Peters Marriage & Addictions Counselor. Smoking/ Weight Mgmt. Hypnosis. Regression/Past Life Hypnosis 913-339-9591 www.drjaypeters.com Elizabeth HunterHunter-Blank, LCSW Assisting clients with grief & loss, chronic & serious illness, relationship issues, depression & anxiety. 4104Central St. KCMO 64111. 816.582.3877 Martha Childers, LPC EdS; 816.892.0803 Women, Couples, 50+, LGBT, Aging in Place End of Life Preparations, Financial, Career www.ChildersCounselingService.com Barb Hoffman, MA, LPC, LCSW, LCSW in KCMO; 816.561.1116 Indiv./Couples/Family Therapy, Depression & anxiety, abuse & trauma, grief & loss, addictions, relationships. Most insurance.

New Day Hypnotherapy, LLC Carol Henderson, CH. Stress, Fears, Stop Smoking, Lose Weight, Grief & more. www.newdayhypno.com 913-908-6907

Kimberlin Hypnosis, LLC Kathleen Kimberlin, CHt Smoking/weight loss/childbirth/past life/behavior www.HYPNOSISEMPOWERS.com Call for free consultation (816) 305-8418

N2paws Offering Doga (doggie yoga) An integrated approach to balance & relaxation for you and your canine companion! www.n2paws.com 816-522-7005

Advanced Quantum Healing Hypnosis Expand your awareness, receive healing Karen Marie, MS, www.co-createnow.com 913-954-9701 intendingmiracles@yahoo.com

REAL ESTATE Put the OM in your home, Lanae Blattner Licensed Realtor in Kansas/Missouri Lanaekc.com; 913.633.4930; lblattner@remax.net

INTUITIVE Shane Knox, Psychic Shaman Intuitive Readings, Shamanic Life Coaching by phone or SKYPE. Schedule now at SHANEKNOX.ME or call 417-866-2248

Healing Thru Music and Life Coaching For more info. Contact Kathleen (913)206-2151 or Klmamuric@yahoo.com $25.00 per session. Laura Wolf, Transformational Life Coach Unlock Your PASSION, POWER & PURPOSE Counseling, Breathwork, Yoga, Shamanic Journeys www.shamansheartsanctuary.org 913-721-6655 Your Dream is Waiting for You. Certified Dream Builder Coach—Business, Relationship, Wealth, Health. Contact Marcy, 660-441-1805, marcyrobinson01@gmail.com Stephanie Red Feather, the Healer's Healer Transformational life/business/$ coaching, shamanic healing, energy therapies, Reiki classes, women's circles. 913-515-3271, redfeatherconnections.com

MAGAZINES Mindful Counseling, Pamela Wagner, LMSW Play therapy for children (2-12); mindful self-compassion for caregivers. 913 488-8071, www.mindfulcounselingllc.com

Ayurveda Practitioner Stephanie Kieltyka Mohr works to find health & relieve disease with recommendations for diet, exercise and lifestyle. www.GoWithSteph.com

PETS

LIFE COACH COUNSELING

Kansas City Meditation Group of SelfSelf-Realization Fellowship Sunday Service 10AM 10819 Wornall Rd, KCMO http://kcmeditation.com/ 816-799-5544

Evolving Magazine

Evolving in Kansas City and Evolving in Santa Fe. Both online at www.EvolvingMagazine.com

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

17

JUNE 2015

SHAMANISM Daniel Baxley Shamanic Healing and Teachings, Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. Sweat Lodges, Workshops. 816-769-7343, www.shamanicpathways.net

THRIFT STORE 20% off your purchase every time you donate. 25% off every Tuesday with Savers Club Card.13233 Shawnee Msn Parkway, Shawnee, KS 913.248.1938

YOGA Mark Blanchard’s Power Yoga. Focused on breathwork. No levels, props, music or egos. Lots of events! In Ranch Mart Center in OP. www.markskcyoga.net; 913-901-8970.

The Yoga School of Therapeutics Kansas State Education Board Approved School 10400 W. 103rd Street, #14 Overland Park, KS (913) 492-9594; www.theyogastudio.com Leavenworth Yoga CoCo-op Join us at Leavenworth's only yoga studio. Daily yoga classes, massage therapy, and Tai Chi. 913-933-9595 ~ www.LvnYogaCoop.com


Events JUNE 2 CLEARING AND TRANSFORMING YOUR ENERGY AROUND MONEY Begin shifting your energy around money, freeing you to be more purposeful and prosperous. 7—9 p.m. $25 Vivian Faulkner, Money Coach and Energy Healer 913-735-3183 Core Star Energy Healing School, 6045 Martway, Mission, KS JUNE 2 SPIRITUAL LIVING AT CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING CROSSROADS You Are Enough Every Tuesday, 6:30— 7:30 p.m. 6424 Vista Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 For more information call 913-441-1266 Appreciative Giving! All are welcome. JUNE 4 OPEN MIC NIGHT 5—9 p.m. every first Thursday Share your talents with a warm, accepting audience. Beer and wine available. Unity Village Bookstore and Coffee Shop. www.unityvillage.org/bookstore JUNE 4 CHAIR MASSAGE AT PITCH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNEY Wellspring School of Allied Health will provide relaxing chair massage for participants at Pitch Magazine’s Golf Tournament at Minor Park, 11 am.– 4 p.m. http://wellspring.edu. JUNE 6 (begins) TRANSCENDENCE WELLNESS CENTER Mastering Manifestation and Intuition, 10 a.m.—2 p.m., 3-week Workshop: Relationships ~ Money ~ Health ~ Self Love. Reg. required: www.transcendencekc.com or 913-387-4631.

JUNE 6 INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY HEALING WORKSHOP Learn the basics of Core Star Energy Healing to expand your knowledge and abilities for working with healing energy 10 a.m.—5 p.m. $125 see web site for more details www.CoreStarEnergyHealing.com JUNE 7 WELLSPRING SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH GRADUATION CEREMONY 2 p.m., 50 graduates and their families partaking in the festivities in the Rose Theater at Rockhurst High School. http://wellspring.edu JUNE 8 ASTROLOGY PRESENTATION Astrology Panel: Great for beginners. 7—9 p.m. at Community Church, 4601 Main St., KCMO. Public welcome. Members free. More info: www.astrologykansascity.com, 816-533-4874 JUNE 9 THE DISAPPEARING ACT: WHAT NEEDS TO GO Does your life need a spark of energy? Are you living without a clear sense of purpose and focus? Are you stuck in your story? IGNITE Your Life! workshop w/Sharon McGloin and Denise Mills, 6–9 p.m. (networking @ 5:30), in OP. Only $49; save 20% w/2 or more workshops: www.igniteyourlifekc.com. JUNE 12 CRAIG CAMPOBASSO: STRANGER AT THE PENTAGON The Un-X Tour 2015 (see ad). Award -winning filmmaker Craig Campobasso’s lecture about Universal envoy Valiant Thor who EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

met with President Eisenhower in 1957 and was put on VIP status for three years. At Unity Plaza, 7—9 p.m. (book signing 9-10 p.m.). $25 advance 7 days prior, $30 door (if not sold out). Info/registration: www.unxnewsmagazine.com/unxevent. JUNE 13 AUTHOR EVENT WITH TESS WHITEHURST Holistic Energy Magic: Charms & Techniques for Creating a Magical Life. 1-2 p.m. Book Signing; 2—3 p.m. Workshop. $25 workshop fee. Aquarius Books: www.aquariusbooks.com, 816-9316303. JUNE 16 SPIRITUAL LIVING AT CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING CROSSROADS After The Storm Every Tuesday, 6:30— 7:30 p.m. 6424 Vista Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 For more information call 913-441-1266 Appreciative Giving! All are welcome. JUNE 16 THE HOLISTIC ENTREPRENEUR BY BONNIE GROESSL “What It's Like to Die and Live to Tell About It”: Tune in at 8 p.m. to http://bbmglobalnetwork.com/theholistic-entrepreneur for Lania Desmond’s (www.laniadesmond.com) interview on near death experiences. JUNE 18 SUMMER SOLSTICE CEREMONY & HEARTLAND AYLLU LINKUP All are welcome to this free community event, 7—10 p.m. at White Dear Lodge in Gardner (www.ShamanicPathways.net or Evolving Holistic Online Directory: 18

JUNE 2015

www.evolvingmagazine.com/#!danielbaxley/c44k). More info: Daniel Baxley at rainbowspiritstar@yahoo.com. JUNE 19 ONENESS TEEN NIGHT Come explore Oneness with us! Recommended for ages 12-19. 7 p.m. 6625 Park St., Shawnee. Contact Angela Reed 913-514-4986 JUNE 19-20, 26-27 JOURNEY OF THE AWAKENED HEART TEACHINGS OF ARCHANGEL MICHAEL Pathway to Loving, Honoring & Valuing w/ Jeff Fasano at Transcendence in Merriam. Reg. required: www.transcendencekc.com or 913-387-4631 JUNE 20 PRS: FENG SHUI Feng Shui by Robyn Stevens. 7 p.m. at Westwood Community Center, 4700 Rainbow Blvd., Westwood, KS. Members free, guests $5. More info: www.prskc.org. JUNE 21 MAKING SENSE OF PSYCHIC SENSE Interactive workshop w/Karen Glasgow-Follett to address your questions about psychic perception. 4—6 p.m., $20 suggested donation. Aquarius Books: www.aquariusbooks.com, 816-931-6303


JUNE 22 DANIEL BELLONE “AWAKENING THROUGH MUSIC” USA TOUR 2015 6:30—8:30 p.m. at Unity Temple on the Plaza. See press release in News section and www.danielbellone.com. $20 advance: www.eventbrite.com/e/danielbellones-awakening-through-musictickets-16623029930. $25 door, but please register on Eventbrite by June 20 to reserve your space. JUNE 22 –23 REIKI I & II Learn energy healing skills for yourself and others. Intro to essential oils included. 9 a.m.—6:30 p.m., $320 with early deposit. CEs for nurses, massage therapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, substance abuse counselors. Karen Harrison, ICRT Licensed Reiki Master, Leawood, KS. 816-5234440. karen@karenharrison.net ww w.karenharrison.net. JUNE 24 MINDFIT Learn how, in just 20 minutes a day, you can reduce stress, gain energy, lose weight, eliminate habits, instill new behaviors, improve your life. 6:30 p.m. at Transcendence: ww.transcendencekc.com or (913) 387-4631. JUNE 24-27 ISSSEEM's 23rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE – UNITY VILLAGE, MO Subtle Energies, Intuition, & Transformation – enrollment limited to 300 persons. Download program planner: https://view.publitas.com/ p222-665/issseem-conference-planner -2015.

JUNE 27 ASTROLOGY MEETUP Vacations: The Best Places for You Astrologically. 1:30—3:30 p.m. at Plaza Library, Large Conference Room, 4801 Main St., KCMO. Children welcome. More info: www.astrologykansascity.com, 816-533-4874 JUNE 28 HOT WOMEN, BECOMING COOLER! Hot Flash!: Natural Solutions for "That Time," with Jeanette Knittel and Dr. Mark Green. Women's Drumming, refreshments and topics for women of all ages! 2-4:30 p.m., free. Aquarius Books: www.aquariusbooks.com, 816-931-6303 JULY 11-12 LAWRENCE METAPHYSICAL FAIR Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Sun. 11 a.m.— 6 p.m. at Douglas County Fairgrounds. $5 adult w/coupon, under 12 free. Contact Carol Brown on Facebook (and enter contest!) or carol@thebodytherapeutics.com. Various Healing Modalities, Intuitive Readers, Hypnotherapy, Astrology, Iridology, Crystals/Gemstones/ Minerals, Jewelry/Clothing, Artists, Music for the Soul, Oils/ Incense/ Candles, General Gift Items, Indigenous Crafts, Egyptian and Peruvian Artifacts. JULY 18 KIDS LEARN AND PLAY WITH REIKI DAY! Let's practice and play together and see in what ways Reiki can help us. Recommended for ages 5-11 12—3 p.m. in Shawnee Contact Angela Reed 913-514-4986

EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

ONGOING WHILE YOU SLEEP, ALIGN W/ YOUR HIGHER PURPOSE Group EssenceWork™; 11 p.m. on the 20th of each month—lifting stuck energies from this and past lives. You receive an emailed report the next day. Register by the 18th: www.LaniaDesmond.com. RESTORATIVE YOGA IN LEAVENWORTH Wednesdays 2-3 p.m. and Fridays 6:30—7:30 p.m. Gentle, relaxing class for all levels. 521 Delaware St., Leavenworth. Register: www.LvnYogaCoop.com or 913-933-9595.

sessions are provided at NO COST to the client. Contact John Hoefer at 816-718-6358 for details. www.KansasCityHealingProject.org MONTHLY ASTROLOGY MEETINGS 2nd Monday & Last Saturday every month. Community Christian Church and Plaza Library, respectively. Public welcome. Members free. More info: www.astrologykansascity.com, 816-533-4874. INTRO TO AERIAL SILKS Thursdays 6—7:15 p.m. Build biceps and confidence. If Pink can do it, so can you! RSVP – www.iAMLearning2Fly.com

ANGER ALTERNATIVES ANGER SUPPORT GROUP "Stoppit!" Program: every Wednesday from 6:30—8:30 p.m. at Family Health Care on Rainbow and SW Blvd. Preregistration required: www.anger.org, info@anger.org, 816-753-5118.

INTRO TO SILKS FOR BIGGER BODIES Wednesdays 6—7:15 p.m. Bumblebees didn’t know they weren’t supposed to fly! We support you in flight too. RSVP www.iAMLearning2Fly.com

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ESSENTIAL OILS, SUPPLEMENTS, PERSONAL CARE Every Monday at 6:30 p.m. you are invited to join our gathering of Young Living Independent Distributors to network and share. Order from the varied menu at the cantina then enjoy conversation, dinner, a featured topic, and brief business topic. For more information call 816-810-3787; https://www.facebook.com/ HealthOdyssey4u/.

A CHAKRA CIRCUS OF HEALTH SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS June 8 – 11 is first week kids learn seven habits of health Fun + Learning = www.iAMLearning2Fly.com

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 19

JUNE 2015

KIDS MEDITATION NIGHT Kid friendly meditation and Oneness Blessings Wednesday's 6:30 p.m. 6625 Park St., Shawnee Love offering Contact Angela Reed 913-514-4986 SPIRITUAL LIVING AT CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING CROSSROADS June Series: Standing In Your Power Every Tuesday, 6:30—7:30 p.m. 6424 Vista Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 For more information call 913-441-1266 Appreciative Giving! All are welcome.


EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

20

JUNE 2015

Profile for Evolving Magazine

June 2015 Evolving Kansas City  

New Directions

June 2015 Evolving Kansas City  

New Directions

Profile for evolving
Advertisement