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Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.

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reetings! As we slide into summer the days get longer and hotter, to take a line from The Lion King, “There’s more to see than can ever be seen. More to do than can ever be done.” There are so many fun and exciting things to do in this vibrant city of ours. Many of them listed in the calendar in the back of this issue of Natural Awakenings. There are also many challenging things that must be done. For us, among them are looking for another affordable place to live and dealing with the effects of the Canadian Paper Tariff on our business. Naturally, the fun things are not a problem. Even if there are two that happen at the same time and we have to choose, it’s good either way. For the challenging things, I’d like to share a few of the things we do that help us overcome them, or at least cope with them. ■ Focus on the present. Yes, we remember the past and plan for the future but it’s possible to get so weighted down by mistakes or bad choices you have made or worry about what might happen that you can’t enjoy the present or even function in the present. ■ Be thankful for what we do have. We have a roof over our heads and a car that still runs. We have a pack of four dogs that give us unlimited love. We have the best little healthy living magazine in the city, and you our readers. We have each other. I’m reminded of what a good friend once told me, “I got out of bed this morning on two good legs. It could have been otherwise.” ■ Do the things we can do to make things better. Some things you just have to accept but some things can be changed and working toward making those changes give you hope. ■ Set aside time each day for things that are important to our souls. Take a little time each day to do one fun thing, to play. Take time to tell each other that we love each other. Take time each day for a spiritual practice. Take time to keep in touch with friends. This isn’t a complete list or a perfect list but if you find that one of the things we do also works for you then you have one more coping tool in your tool box. So, as you go about your days in the heat and the traffic that is Houston in the summer, remember to be kind. It doesn’t usually cost anything, and it may just make someone’s day.

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The Stories We Tell By Rev. Michael Gott - Senior Minister, Unity of Houston his week I spent about twelve hours in pain of my own making—pain that was completely based upon a lie. It was futile. And unnecessary. My partner said something over dinner that he meant one way and I took another. Rather than checking out his intention right then, I held onto it. Mulled it over. Ruminated. Stewed. By By Rev. Michael Gott the time I asked him about it the next morning, I was not in a good place. I was convinced that I had done something that disappointed him and that he was resentful and hurt over it. None of that ever happened. Except in my head. Why do we do this? I’m going out on a limb here and taking a guess that we all still do it from time to time, no matter how many workshops, 12-step meetings, or therapy sessions we’ve had. We believe our own perceptions, forgetting that we filter everything through our entire life’s experiences, both conscious and unconscious. The psychological term “shadow” refers to all the unconscious and disowned parts of ourselves. It tells us stories about events in our lives, making them mean something they don’t mean —usually reinforcing a childhood belief in our own inadequacy and “not enough” feeling. How do we change it? Well, it will never completely go away, but the best antidote to our false storytelling is to become open and vulnerable with each other and ask questions. The more we are willing to reveal ourselves to each other, the less power these made up stories will have in our lives. Spirit has gifted us and designed us for lives of joy, fulfilment, and love. Isn’t it time we gave up the stories?

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Relax by Doyle Ward ou have more than 55,000 thoughts each day. Many are the same thoughts over and over again. Every single one is an affirmation; this also includes everything that you say. By reducing your negative thoughts and words and increasing the positive ones, you can reshape your life. Expecting a better day helps to create a better life. The only place we have to take action or make changes is the present. It’s midsummer! The time of year kids are out of school and many people take vacations. We want to maximize our time off, so sometimes we overschedule activities and our vacations. Often, we fill our evenings and weekends with outdoor sports and other activities. That’s all good, but do you find yourself scheduled so tightly that you can’t even enjoy that playtime? Perhaps it’s also a good time to have at least a couple of weekends that allow you to just do what you want as you want to do it, even one day can help. We all have commitments that have to be kept, just try to make sure you make a commitment to yourself to enjoy some of that time off. Relax and let life flow for a few minutes or as long as you can.

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I relax, let go, and allow all that I need to simply flow into my life The only thing that you are guaranteed in life is this moment. Working with positive affirmations can radically change your mindset. Say them and write them repeatedly with the feeling that they are your truth. You have the power to make great changes in yourself and the world. I know this is true because I have made huge changes in my life by changing my thoughts. Doyle Ward, Blissful Quests®, Doyle Ward is a successful life coach, workshop leader and lecturer in the field of personal development. Listen to him live on inflowradio.com each Wednesday at 1 p.m. CT. See ad on page 8. July 2018

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business briefs

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rctic Healing Cryo” is owned by Larissa Steinruck, who is originally from Russia. From an early age she was conditioned by her parents and grandparents to be more inclined towards non-traditional medicine to heal the body. After graduating from a university in Russia she immigrated to USA. Larissa got involved in health and fitness industry and has been a fitness trainer for the past 10 years. A couple of years ago Larissa has developed chronic lower back pain and was prescribed an anti-inflammatory medication to relieve the inflammation that caused that pain. The medication temporarily helped, however, since she trains and works out regularly and lives an active lifestyle, the pain came back. At this point, she started searching for alternative methods for pain and inflammation relief and this is when she came across Cryotherapy. After a month of Cryotherapy, 90% of the back pain was gone making her a big advocate of the Cryotherapy treatment. Not relying on medications permanently and being able to eliminate pain by using non-invasive techniques is the way to live. Arctic Healing envisions itself to be a premier provider of Cryotherapy and Compression therapy services. They currently offer Whole Body Cryotherapy, Localized Cryotherapy, Cryo Facials and Compression Therapy. If you suffer from pain, inflammation or swelling cryotherapy may provide the relief you seek. Visit their website for more information or to schedule an appointment. Check out their special $25 First Time rate and be sure to mention Natural Awakenings. ARCTIC HEALING CRYO, 6415 San Felipe Street, Suite Q1, Houston, TX 77057. 713568-4801. ahcryo.com. See ad on page 32.  

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n 1999, the Lord directed Rev. Kathy Allen Easton to set aside a place for people to be healed of emotional pain. That was the birth of The Serenity Retreat for Healing and Spiritual Renewal in Houston. Since then The Serenity Retreat has provided Transformational Prayer Ministry for tens of thousands of people. Whether it’s the emotional pain you feel every day or a relationship in trouble or a yearning for an inner peace, TPM brings you to a place where you can allow God to heal your pain and bring you peace. The Serenity Retreat offers TPM in the form of a series one-hour retreats at their seven Houston locations or an overnight retreat at their Bellville location. If you are carrying pain and want release regardless of whether you are a Christian or not, visit their website, give them a call, or attend one of their noon or evening get acquainted sessions to learn more. The Serenity Retreat, 2060 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77018. 713-649-7729. serenityretreat.com. See ad on page 7.


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ola means grandmother in Filipino culture which is what all her children and grandchildren call Carmelita Shah and the recipe for the hot sauce comes from her family in the Philippines. In 2015, Carmelita entrusted the recipe for her secret hot sauce to her son, Taufeek Shah. Taufeek started sharing it with friends and then one day he brought it in for a food day at his full-time job. Everybody who tried it said it was amazing and wanted to buy it. So, he started Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce to produce a quality hot sauce that’s truly unique and inspiring; essentially a hot sauce for everyone. Lola’s is proudly made using all natural, non-gmo ingredients which as 100% vegan and designed to go with any diet. Starting with farmer’s markets in De Moines where they lived at the time and branching out into grocery stores, restaurants and online, Lola’s Fine Hot Sause is now available in Houston Kroger stores in four varieties. You can also order it online and get 20% off on your first order if you use the promo code: NATURAL. Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce. lolasfinehotsauce.com.

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Divorce Happens.

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The end of a marriage often leaves us feeling flawed, enraged, anxious and lonely. Yet, in the midst of this uncertainty and pain, there are opportunities for self-discovery, personal growth and new beginnings. The Guide to Good Divorce program is designed to empower women to successfully navigate through divorce toward a fuller, healthier and happier life. The program offers information and advice from uniquely qualified experts on the law of divorce in Texas, divorce financial planning, life skills, and wellness.

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he Guide to Good Divorce Seminars, launched in 2012, is a unique and increasingly popular Houston program designed to help women transition legally, financially and spiritually through the divorce process to a healthier, happier life -- postdivorce. The next seminar is July 28, from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston. “Divorce is rarely easy -- yet navigating these rough waters with a road map based on knowledge, preparation and support can be transformational,” explains Trey Yates, a Houston based, board-certified family law attorney and founder of the program. “Our seminars are holistic in scope and provide women with vital information they need to make informed decisions about the divorce process and putting their lives back together,” says Yates. “The program addresses the legal and financial challenges of divorce, and also its potential as a time of self-discovery and personal growth. Our program also encourages attendees to build support communities and address spiritual wellness needs.” GTGD NA_AD_July_2018.indd 1

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“Kindred Minds & Hearts” Summer Education Series at Unity of Houston

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xpand your spiritual horizons! In our summer workshop series, Unity of Houston will be going beyond our Unity teachings to explore spiritual paths that are kindred to Unity. Tickets for individual workshops may be purchased online for $25. (Go to UnityHouston.org) The series, held on Sunday afternoons in the Unity of Houston Pyramid from 1:30-4:00 pm, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057 includes the following sessions: JULY 8TH An Afternoon with A Course in Miracles Facilitated by John Harold Moore Come spend a joy and love-filled afternoon with this profound, mystical teaching. We will explore how it came to be, what it says, and how you can apply its principles to create miracles in your own life. You will leave in a miracle state of mind whether you are brand new to the Course or a long-time student! JULY 22ND The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Communication to Those You Love! Facilitated by Cindy Cline and Ed Green This class outlines five ways to express and experience love that Dr. Gary Chapman calls “Love Languages”: receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmations, acts of service (devotion) and physical touch. According to Chapman, each person has one primary and one secondary love language. Come find out your love language and learn how to relate to others in their love language. AUGUST 5TH Kundalini Yoga and Unity: A Kindred Practice of Oneness Facilitated by Satmitar K. Khalsa and Mary Fehr Join us for this informative introduction to Kundalini Yoga. Learn what it is, how it differs from other forms of yoga, and how it aligns with Unity teachings. In this session you will learn about the history and purpose of Kundalini Yoga, how it can benefit you, and what a typical class involves as it blends movement, breath, meditation, and mantra. During this session, we will demystify Kundalini Yoga and show how it connects us to our Higher selves and Oneness consciousness. You will also have an opportunity to participate in a Kundalini Yoga meditation.

Unity PeaceMakers’ “Living Room Conversations” Series at Unity of Houston

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nity PeaceMakers’ Living Room Conversations is the next step on our journey to Healing the Heart of America. This is an opportunity to have heart-to-heart conversations with those with differing views about current hot button issues affecting our country, our community, our church and ourselves. Each session will begin at 6:30 pm in Wallet Hall with a potluck and time for connection and will end at 9:00 pm. Come join the PeaceMakers as we delve into our hearts and souls. Be a part of healing our world. Topics include: Friday, June 8 – Race and Ethnicity What are your thoughts about race and ethnicity in America? How can we work together to find common ground and heal divisions? Join us for an important conversation on this topic as we seek to understand different points of view. Our goal is to reveal, respect, and connect. Friday, July 13 – Women’s Issues Are there ways the further expansion of women’s rights can complement traditional structures in society, or are the two destined to be in conflict? What is your aspiration for women and their personal power? While some call for further changes toward greater equality, others raise cautions about erasing any gender distinctions in an attempt to “make everything the same.” Join the conversation. Friday, August 10 – The Role of Guns in our Society What are your biggest concerns about guns and responsibility? This conversation focuses on our own personal experience with guns and how these experiences have shaped out opinions. This conversation seeks to help us develop a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges surrounding gun ownership.

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t Yoga Mix Studio, Deborah Douglas and her staff combine a variety of yoga styles, aromatherapy and reiki into the perfect blend. Deborah teaches hatha yoga four days a week. The emphasis is on the breath and moving through the aches and pains of everyday life. All levels welcomed. On Fridays, Amy Shaabani of The Movement Studio teaches a high intensity Power Yoga class by appointment only. Private classes in Barre, Shorin Ryu Shorinkan, Interval & Circuit Training are available by appointment. Additionally, Deborah teaches classes in essential oils and is available for Reiki. If you live in the Missouri City, Sugar Land or Southwest Houston area, visit the website and give Deborah a call. Experience the perfect blend at Yoga Mix Studio. YogaMix Studio, 2601-G Cartwright Rd. Missouri City, TX 77459, 713-269-5165. yogamixstudio.com. See ad on page 9.

afé TH is a cozy, colorful little Vietnamese restaurant located in East Downtown. One wall is covered with black and white photos from Vietnam and the other with a wildly colorful mural. They are open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner on Thursday and Friday. When I dropped in for lunch there were some Sinatra tunes playing softly in the background that really brought back some good memories for me. In addition to their meat dishes, they offer five vegan dishes. I chose the Vy-gan Phở (pronounced: vegan fuh). Cindy and I were introduced to phở during a tour of Vietnam we took with the Houston Outdoor Learning Academy, and we never pass up a chance to enjoy some when we dine at a Vietnamese restaurant. Phở is a popular street food in Vietnam with a rich broth, rice noodles, vegetables and either chicken, beef or tofu. Mine included tofu, carrots, squash, portabella mushrooms, red and green onion, and bok choy. It is served with a small plate of bean sprouts, mint and parsley leaves, jalapeno slices and a slice of lime. Tear the mint and parsley to release the flavor and put it along with the sprouts and lime juice into your soup. Depending on how spicy you like your soup, add the jalapenos too. Phở should be eaten with a soup spoon in your left hand for the broth and chop sticks in your right for the noodles and vegetables but the folks at Café TH also provide a fork for those who hesitate to try to eat noodles with chop sticks. In my opinion, the quality of phở depends mainly on the quality of the broth. Often with just vegetables the broth is weak and lacks flavor. I don’t know how Chef Minh Nguyen does it but the broth was excellent, savory and flavorful. There was the right balance in the vegetables with just the right amount of each. The tofu was slightly chewy and had absorbed the flavor of the broth. The portions are generous and I had only ordered the small size. Café TH is definitely on my list of places to go back to because they offer delicious food in a relaxing environment at a very reasonable price. Café TH, 2108 Pease Street, Houston, TX 77003. 713-225-4766. cafeth.com.

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r. Jackie St.Cyr of Innate Chiropractic Healing Arts Center practices a gentle, light touch form of chiropractic care based on the latest work developed by Dr. Donald Epstein called Network Spinal Care and SomatoRespiratory Integration. Through gentle hands on care, she assists people in eliminating pain patterns, creating more efficient strategies for adapting to stress and in building a healthier spine and nervous system. More than just relieving pain, Network Spinal Care enhances life force, energy and peak performance, naturally! Dr. Jackie and the staff at Innate Chiropractic’s purpose here is to help you be all that you can be! Here’s what a few people have to say about Dr. Jackie and Innate Chiropractic: With gentle, confident touch, Dr Jackie gets your body parts communicating more effectively with each other. As soon as you lay on the table you start feeling more centered & your awareness expands. These aren’t your typical adjustments - you get longer lasting results rather than an abrupt short-lived fix. – Mary R. Yelp! I have been to a bunch of chiropractors throughout the years. Dr Jackie and the Innate staff are unlike anything I have ever experienced. The typical chiropractor does the “snap crackle and pop” type treatment. Network Chiropractic with Dr. Jackie works on the CORE CAUSE of the misalignment in my body and through the lightest touch she has worked magic on my spine. Not only is my spine feeling better but the overall sense of wellbeing, energy and positive outlook I have is just amazing! I also attend life changing training sessions offered by Tina Marie, an incredible life coach. Together they are positively impacting every aspect of my life. If 10 stars were an option they’d get all 10! – Beth M. Google If you are looking for extraordinary you are in the right place! This has helped to improve my energy levels, health and a renewed sense of wholeness and wellbeing. I used to live my life in constant pain from physical and emotional stress. The question I ask myself now is “Since I don’t have pain anymore what do I have”. My answer is “Presence and Joy”. I would highly recommend getting evaluated! – Michael M. Facebook To learn more about this powerful work, you invited to tour their website, visit their healing center and attend a FREE INTRO & DEMO NIGHT! There you can have all your questions answered, observe a demonstration, meet our team and get to know the doctor . . . FOR FREE! “If you know you know you want more out of life and you are ready to get started you can schedule a complimentary consultation to see if we are a match for the more you are looking for!” Innate Chiropractic Healing Arts Center, 230 Westcott St #220, Houston, TX 77007. 713-521-2104. InnateChiropractic.com. see ad, on page 19.

Divorce Happens. The end of a marriage often leaves us feeling flawed, enraged, anxious and lonely. Yet, in the midst of this uncertainty and pain, there are opportunities for self-discovery, personal growth and new beginnings. The Guide to Good Divorce program is designed to empower women to successfully navigate through divorce toward a fuller, healthier and happier life. The program offers information and advice from uniquely qualified experts on the law of divorce in Texas, divorce financial planning, life skills, and wellness.

Join other women and discover the keys to unlocking your next best life!

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The Canadian Paper Tariff by Mike Hart

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eginning with the August issue we are facing up to a 30% increase in our cost of printing because of the recently enacted tariff on Canadian newsprint. For over 20 years most of newsprint used in the United States has come from Canada. This

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Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit An Exclusive Interview with Scott Brogan, Founding Director of Brilliant

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hat made you want to present this unique exhibition to Houston? As we celebrate our 13th year of programming and 106 presentation, our patrons have requested us to bring other unique types of experiences to Houston. We’ve picked several projects that are interesting, still has an educational component as well as entertainment like never before seen in Houston. We presented a different take on our concert with Christopher Cross early this year with having him perform with the Houston Youth Choir. We also presented all 42 members of the Vienna Boys Choir. Sistine Chapel – The Exhibition is an extraordinary blend of art exhibit, spiritual experience and rare educational opportunity. The 37 true size images of all the Michelangelo frescoes at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican create a breathtaking visual with their monumental size displayed inside the historic Corinthian. It’s gothic architecture and enormity of the art creates a once-in-a-lifetime experience for visitors who are coming from around the country. This is a bit different from Brilliant’s traditional programs, is this something you plan to do in the future? Absolutely, we certainly are going to continue to diverse things as

we move along and welcome the public’s suggestions (info@BrilliantLectures. org). We have already scheduled a holiday performance with the Ten Tenors from Australia to be held December 22nd. Tell us about the exhibit? With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state of the art technology in the Corinthian Houston. For the observer to fully engage and comprehend the artwork, the paintings have been reproduced in their original sizes. The overwhelming impression for the observer will be the dimensions of the art, the closeness to the images, and the modern style of the exhibition. As a result, the visitor can explore the artwork up close at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel. This unique exhibition recreates one of the world’s greatest

Scott Brogan artistic achievements, Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel reproduced photographically and artfully displayed in their original sizes. This innovative interpretation of the timeless masterpieces can be viewed up close, including the Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment. How long will it be in Houston, price, hours etc. The Exhibit will be available for viewing through July 31st Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm and Sunday Noon – 7pm. What’s next for Brilliant? We are truly honored to present another Houston premiere with our Conversation with Kirstin Chenoweth September 14th and Holiday Performance with the Ten Tenors December 22nd. For tickets and additional information, visit BrilliantEntertainment.com and be sure to register your email address so you are the first to learn of next exciting programs – announcements and special pre-sale opportunities are shared with your Patrons registered with us online. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit, The Corinthian, 202 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002. brilliantlectures.org. See ad on the back cover..

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migraines, weight gain and skin irritation. In 2015, she eliminated flour and sugar from her diet, and then added more organic leafy green vegetables, coconut oil and wild-caught salmon. Her symptoms went away one at a time, and by last January, she had also lost 100 pounds. The solution for her was to create flavorful dishes that she enjoyed eating, so she did not feel deprived. Weil advises, “The best foods are those that offer disease-preventive benefits such as anti-inflammatory effects and delectable flavor. When I eat such foods, I feel as though I’ve hit a grand slam homerun—the sensory pleasure is heightened by the fact that each bite contributes to my overall well-being.” His take on an Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid at Tinyurl. com/Andrew-Weil-Food-Pyramid offers a broad sample of these foods in an easy, downloadable graphic.

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ny time our bodies sense an “invader”—a microbe, virus, plant pollen or unwelcome chemical—they go into high alert, producing white blood cells to fight it off. Once the danger has been thwarted, normal functioning returns. If we continue to expose ourselves to these threats, then the high-alert process, known as inflammation, becomes chronic. This disturbance of natural equilibrium can lead to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, depression and pain. It can also mask or worsen autoimmune diseases. Eating foods with natural anti-inflammatory properties can help the body function better.

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“Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have anti-inflammatory effects,” says Dr. Frank Hu, also a Ph.D. and professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “A healthy diet is beneficial not only for reducing the risk of chronic diseases, but also for improving mood and overall quality of life.” Hu, Josh Axe, a chiropractor and doctor of natural medicine, in Nashville, Tennessee, and Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, promote anti-inflammatory foods, backed by recent studies, on their websites. “Small, gradual changes are typically more sustainable and easier for the body to adapt to,” writes Axe. “So rather than emptying your pantry and sailing off to the Mediterranean, you can pursue an anti-inflammatory diet one step at a time.” That’s what Andrea Adams Britt did. A professional wedding cake baker from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Britt experienced bewildering symptoms, including digestion issues, depression,

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Reducing inflammation in her body has also led to better mental and emotional health for Britt. “I am a happier person,” Britt says. “I can control my emotions, focus my thoughts and am more at peace.”

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Green leafy vegetables such as Swiss chard contain natural anti-inflammatories such as vitamins K, D and C, says Axe. Beets have a natural antioxidant, betalain, an anti-inflammatory compound that inhibits the activity of enzymes the body uses to trigger inflammation, advises Axe. Sea buckthorn berry juice (known as olivello juice) is one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C, says Weil. Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory food that also helps reduce intestinal gas and prevent nausea, advises Weil. Green tea is best enjoyed hot with a little squeeze of lemon; it may reduce cholesterol levels, ultimately assisting in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, per Weil. Virgin coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, according to a study published in Pharmaceutical Biology. Britt eats a total of one-and-a-half tablespoons a day in hot drinks, salads or soups. Tomatoes are an easy-to-use and a tasty anti-inflammatory food, says Axe. He notes, “They are a rich source of lycopene, betacarotene, folate, potassium, vitamin C, flavonoids and vitamin E.” Bok choy has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects, as well as a higher concentration of betacarotene and vitamin A, than any other variety of cabbage, according to Weil. Black cod, also known as butterfish or sablefish, has even more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, notes Weil. Walnuts, rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, says Axe.

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Be of Service by Sarah Gish

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sorry for yourself, quick – do something for someone else!” In my own home, our nightly prayer before dinner included “Help us to remember the needs and wants of others.” From an early age, I was taught to get outside of myself. However, when I was struggling with alcoholism while in my 20s, I forgot all of that. While “in my cups,” I thought only of myself and when I would get the next drink or how I screwed something up or what people thought of me. I was very selfcentered! I decided give sobriety a try at the urging of the hospital counselors who oversaw the treatment program my brother was in. It was then that I joined a support group and was given a design for living which included getting out of myself and thinking of others. That way, my brain had no time to focus on my desire to drink. Since them, doing service work has become a way of life. I now sign many of my emails “Let me know how I can be of service” and that completely changes the energy! It feels good to help out and to encourage others to do the same. Being of service is important for me beyond staying www.NaturalAwakenings-Houston.com

sober: it connects me deeply with others and increases my compassion. I decided to make serving the 7th way to ignite your life – after the 6th way of “Connect with love” -- because I feel it’s important to feel love before you serve. We care and then we give back. And, if we are lucky (though this isn’t necessary), we will receive. It’s a beautiful cycle of love! This article is part of an ongoing series in which I discuss the “12 Ways to Ignite Your Life Daily” that are at the heart of my IGNITE YOUR LIFE! art project (see more about the project and the “12 Ways” here: www.IgniteYourOwnLife.com). Each month, I will explore one Way and I will also suggest a site in Houston to visit that I love and that connects to the concept. I believe in not only understanding these 12 ways and words in your head and in your soul, but also experiencing them first-hand. For July, my focus is Way #7: “Be of service. (serve)” and to live out this Way, I suggest that you check out www.VolunteerHouston.org. It’s a wonderful website of local opportunities to be of service. And if you are looking for service ideas for Houston teens, check out www.ServeForGood. org, a website created by high school senior Claire Furse. Sarah Gish is an igniter, a connector, an artist, a mother – and much more! See her work at www.GishCreative.com and contact her at sarah@gishcreative.com and 713.492.1173. She produces a weekly blog highlighting unique cultural activities for adults and kids in Houston – GISH PICKS: CURATED CULTURE FOR KIDS & ADULTS (www. GishPicks.com) and an online Houston day camp database, www.DayCampsHouston. com. Her IGNITE YOUR LIFE! art project (www.IgniteYourOwnLife.com) is a nonprofit organization and is anchored by a list of “12 Ways to Ignite Your Life Daily,” which are on the website. Sarah does intuitive guidance sessions at Body Mind & Soul; to schedule one, please call the store at 713.993.0550. She also does those by phone; please call her for more information about that. Sarah leads “Second Saturday Labyrinth Walks” at the Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer (www.HinesCenter.org); check their website for more info and to register. See ad, Page 12.


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Improve Your Bone Strength with Hatha Yoga by Deborah Douglas

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re you ready to take responsibility for your total health and well-being? Strong bones are essential for maintaining good health at every stage of a person’s life. Did you know that hatha yoga, because of the weight bearing postures that are done, can help keep our bone density high and our body strong? Osteoporosis has become a global problem. In the past, Osteoporosis was thought to affect only older woman. This is just NOT true. It can affect men and

younger women also. It is a disease where the new bone cell production cannot keep up with the breakdown of old bone cells causing the bones to thin and have low bone mass causing fragility and increased risk of fracture. You might wonder what causes osteoporosis. There are many factors that can contribute to this devastating disease, such as insufficient hormone levels, lack of calcium, little or no weight-bearing exercise, certain medical conditions, and genetic

factors. Some studies show that smoking increases the risk of developing osteoporosis by 50%. Hatha Yoga is one of the best forms of weight-bearing exercise known and can prevent osteoporosis. These weight-bearing postures increase strength and flexibility. They stimulate bone development and build bone strength evenly in both the upper and lower body. They also contribute to healthy hormone levels and calcium balance, which limits bone loss and works on the ovaries, which control estrogen/ progesterone balance for bone remodeling. Hatha Yoga improves strength, balance and coordination, helping to prevent falls, and it increases the supply of oxygen to all cells in the body for repair and regeneration. Hatha Yoga can also help with weight loss and quitting smoking. Today I would like to share with you the first asana in a series of weight-bearing postures for the prevention of osteoporosis: Balancing Table Top or Dandayamana Bharmanasana. This weight-bearing asana, Balancing Table Top aka Bird Dog not only stimulates bone development and builds bone

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strength evenly in both the upper and lower body it also strengthens the lower back and abdominal muscles. It warms the body and gently stretches the torso as it brings flexibility to the spine, shoulders, and hips. This pose also helps to improve focus, coordination, and overall physical equilibrium due to the balancing challenge. Although it looks very simple to achieve, it may be practiced at several levels of difficulty. To start, come to all fours with the shoulders directly over the wrists and the hips over the knees. For the begin-

ner, the gaze is kept looking at the mat between the hands during the pose. On an inhale lift one leg and push it straight back, keeping the leg in line with the hip. Square the hips, flex the foot and press the pinky toe towards the floor. On the next inhale lift the opposite arm, shoulder high. The wrist should be straight so that the finger tips do not point up or down. Hold this position for 3 to 5 cycles of breath, then on an exhale, lower the leg first then the arm coming back down to all fours and repeat to the other side.

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For more challenge, lift the leg and the opposite arm at the same time, bringing the leg a bit higher than the hips, the arm above the shoulders and the gaze up looking out over the finger tips. Hold this position for 5 to 9 cycles of breath and lowering the leg and the arm at the same time. Then repeat to the other side. For even more challenge, the legs and arms may be lifted higher giving more of a back bend in the lower back or the leg and arm can be brought out to the side instead of straight back. Give this asana a try today and let me know what you think!! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Deborah by phone/text at 713-269-5165 or by email at yogamixstudio@gmail.com. Visit the website at yogamixstudio.com for all classes and services offered, and ‘like’ YogaMix Studio’s Facebook page. YogaMix Studio, 2601-G Cartwright Road, Missouri City, TX 77459. yogamixstudio. com. See ad on page 9.

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Whole Body Cryotherapy at Large by Larissa Steinruck

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hat is a whole body cryotherapy? Why should I go to such extreme measures and endure seemingly impossible low temperatures (-184F) on my body? Why is it good for me? Those questions are being asked by people when they hear the word cryotherapy. Since whole body cryo treatments are relatively new in the USA the majority of the general population, unless you are a professional athlete, don’t know much about it. It mistakenly believed that plummeting yourself in subzero temperatures to lower your body’s temperature down is beneficial for athletes only, it helps their muscle recovery and enhances athletic performance. But, how will the general population benefit from it? To answer this question, we will go back in history, when the application of cold locally to specific body areas for relieving physical suffering was applied in the traditional medicine of various ancient cultures. According to traditions, medical schools in ancient Greece, Persia and also Rome propagated the use of cold remedies for treating a range of diseases. Around 1650, arthritis patients were already being recommended to treat their affected joints using very cold water. In the 18th and 19th century the analgesic effect of cold was widely employed in surgery. Postoperative edemas and inflammations in the operated area as well as chronic-inflammatory joint diseases were also treated with local cold. In 1980 in Japan, T. Yamauchi introduced whole body cryotherapy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. That was when this procedure was truly

born. The German rheumatologist Prof. Reinhard Fricke, who had an extensive clinical experience in the local cryo treatment of inflammatory-rheumatic diseases, recognized very well the importance of whole body cryotherapy. In 1984 he ensured the commissioning of the first cryotherapy chamber outside of Japan at the clinic for rheumatology. In the meantime, whole body cryotherapy now enjoys a much more widespread use in Europe, in countries like Germany, Austria, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, France, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland, China, Thailand and Dubai. The therapeutic effect of cold treatments, their clinical uses, the application in competitive sports and their uses for

general health improvement have allowed a solid basis to be established for continuing the research started in the 1980s on the mechanism of action of whole body cryotherapy and its clinical relevance. The therapeutic effect of whole body cryotherapy begins when the whole body is exposed to extreme cold temperatures for a short period of time. During the whole body cryotherapy the air temperature in the chamber starts dropping slowly reaching max -184F, insuring that the skin surface temperature is lowered within 3 to 5 min by 40 degrees or lower. Whole body cryotherapy allows your body to access and release valuable naturally occurring biochemicals that are active in relieving pain, reducing inflammation, increasing metabolism, deoxidizing and ridding the body of detrimental toxins. Before you start the treatment, you will be asked to remove your clothes, shoes, and jewelry while leaving your undergarments on. You will be given a pair of socks, gloves, shoes and a towel to wrap yourself in. Once you get into the chamber you will hand the towel to your therapist. The chamber is cooled with nitrogen gas. You will be asked not to inhale nitrogen gas by keeping your chin up and slowly turn to ensure an even cold distribution on your body. The floor of the cryosauna is adjusted so your neck and head are exposed. The extreme cold sends electrical impulses to the central nervous system indicating the body must prepare to survive. This activates the body’s de-

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fense mechanism and the blood rushes to vital organs to protect them from extreme cold. Now that the body has transported the blood to the core, the blood begins to be enriched with oxygen, collagen, erythrocytes and other beneficial nutrients during the hyper-production period. Vasodilation begins once you have exited the chamber. During this time, your body is transporting the new nutrient-dense blood into your skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue. And the healing process begins. Benefits of whole body cryotherapy include: inflammation inhibition, chronic pain reduction, faster recovery after surgery or injury, athletic recovery, antiaging, better sleep, stress reduction, mood elevation, weight loss, collagen production, and reduction in anxiety and depression. Cryotherapy improves skin conditions associated with eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. Multiple studies suggest that cold treatments prevent cancer and dementia. People who suffer from migraine headaches have noticed a decline in intensity and recurrence of episodes when doing cryotherapy regularly. It must be noted that whole body cryotherapy is not a cure-all treatment. It should be used as an addition to physical therapy to assist in achieving the therapeutic goal. It is not a substitute for other proven therapies even if, as experience and studies have shown, a reduction in drug consumption can also often be achieved upon its application. Whole body cryotherapy is primarily pain-alleviating and anti-inflammatory. It affects blood circulation and metabolism in the skeletal muscles and has a performance-optimizing effect. Whole body cryotherapy improves general wellbeing as well as general mobility and joint function in up to 60% of the treated cases. Whole Body Cryotherapy is a safe and very well tolerated physical therapeutic procedure with a low interruption rate. Side effects are extremely rare as long as the indications and contraindications are strictly observed.

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Canino Produce and Farmer’s Market. 6am8pm (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) Over 20,000 square feet of Texas produce. Canino Produce and Farmer’s Market 2520 Airline, Houston 77009. 713-862-4027 caninoproduce.com NuWaters Food Co-Op. 11am-7pm Mon-Sat. 1-5pm Sun. We are a retail food cooperative located in the area currently known as Midtown and historically known as the 3rd Ward. Our store is in the historic old Eldorado Ball Room building. We provide fresh food to a community recently identified as a food desert. NuWaters is a fresh twist on a very old idea. We are not recreating the wheel, we are dusting off the wheel and using it again. We invite you to join us on this journey to community and food wholeness. NuWaters Food Co-Op 2320 Elgin, Houston 77004. http://bit.ly/2oOndKg

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Spring Branch Farmer’s Market. 2-6pm. Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, 1504 Wirt Road, Houston 77055. facebook.com/springbranchfarmersmarkethouston Rice University Farmer’s Market. 3:30pm6:30pm. Rice University, Entrance 13B off of Greenbriar Dr, 5600 Greenbriar, Houston 77005. farmersmarket.rice.edu/

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Central City Co-Op. 9am-6pm. Kindred Church, 2515 Waugh Dr., Houston 77006. centralcitycoop.com City Hall Farmer’s Market. 11am-1:30pm. City Hall. 901 Bagby Street, 77002. urbanharvest.org. Finca Tres Robles Farm Stand. 3pm-7pm. 257 North Greenwood, Houston 77011 smallplaces.org

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Westchase District Farmer’s Market. 3-7pm. 10503 Westheimer (at Rogerdale), Houston 77042. (1 block west of Beltway 8) westchasedistrictfarmersmarket.com Kingwood Farmer’s Market. 3-7pm. Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood, 77339. facebook.com/kingwoodfarmersmarket

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Meyerland Farmer’s Market. 9am-1pm. 8601 Chimney Rock Rd., Houston 77096. Energy Corridor Farmer’s Market. 9am-1pm. 14710 Grisby Road, Houston 77079. Energycorridor.org/shopping-services/farmers-market

Fulshear Farmer’s Market. 9am-1pm. 9035 Bois d’Arc Lane @ FM 1093, Fulshear 77441 foreverfulshear@gmail.com Sienna Community Farmer’s Market. 4th Sunday only. 1-5pm. 9600 Scanlan Trace, Sienna Plantation 77459. https://www.siennafarmersmarket.com/ Eastside Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market. 8am-12n. 3000 Richmond at Eastside, Houston 77098. urbanharvest.org The Farm Stand at Petrol Station. 9am-1pm. Petrol Station, 948 Wakefield Dr., Houston 77018. 713-957-2875 http://bit.ly/1oD6m8F The Woodlands Farmer’s Market at Grogan’s Mill. 8am-12n. 7 Switchbud Place, The Woodlands, 77380. grogansmillvillage.com Farmer’s Market on Grand Parkway. 8am12n. Church of the Holy Apostles, 1225 W. Grand Parkway, Katy, 77494. farmersmarketongrandparkway.com Heights Epicurean Farmer’s Market. 8:30am1:30pm. First Saturdays only. Grace UMC, 1245 Heights Blvd., Houston 77008. HeightsEpicurean.com Memorial Villages Farmers Market. 9am-1pm. First Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn Rd., Houston 77024. http://bit.ly/1YfwDWD Farmer’s Market at Imperial. 9am-1pm. 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land, 77498. Imperialfarmersmarket.com Tomball Farmer’s Market. 9am-1pm. 205 W. Main St. on the corner of Main Street (FM 2920) and Walnut Street in downtown Tomball, 77377. tomballfarmersmarket.org Conroe Saturday AM Farmers Market. 9am1pm. 135 N Main, Conroe, 77301 facebook.com/ ConroeSamM/

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East End Street Market. 10am-2pm. 2800 Navigation Blvd, Houston 77003. Eastendhouston.com/market Magnolia Farmer’s & Artisan’s Market. 11am-3pm. 1st , 3rd & 5th Sundays. Intersection of FM 1488 and FM 1774 in Magnolia, 77354. www.magnoliafarmersmarket.net Farmers Market at Bridgeland. 12:30-3:30pm. 2nd Sunday. 16902 Bridgeland Landing, Cypress 77433. farmersmarketatbridgeland.org

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daily Houston Arboretum. 7am-7:30pm. Walk in nature. Learn about native plants and wildlife. Free. Houston Arboretum 4501 Woodway Dr., 77024. houstonarboretum.org St. Arnold Brewing Company - Brewery Tours. Mon.-Fri. Public Tours at 1:00pm and 3:00pm –Sat. Tours at 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm – no admission charge, food and beer a la carte prices. 2000 Lyons Ave, 77020. saintarnold.com 713-686-9494 Rothko Chapel. 10am-6pm (except during special events) The Rothko Chapel is an independent institution, a sacred place open to all people, every day. Free. Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon, 77006. 713-524-9839 rothkochapel.org Noon Meditation. 12pm. The Unity of Houston Noon Meditation is held on weekdays, Monday-Friday, in the Chapel. They are guided meditations facilitated by our Unity Counselors. They typically last between 20 and 30 minutes and no registration is needed, walk-ins welcome. Open to everyone! Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. UnityHouston.org Waugh Bridge Bat Colony. Sunset. Every evening at sunset, more than 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from crevices found in the Waugh Drive Bridge. These creatures are non-migratory and call the bayou home year-round. Free. Waugh Street at Allen Parkway 77019. houstontx.gov/parks/bats.html

mark your calendar Yoga Class. Mon. - Sat. visit site for daily times. Yoga brings the practitioner into intimate relationship with their Self. Every teacher at The Hines Center provides the best class for the practitioners who arrive — helping students grow their practice regardless of experience, strength or flexibility. Sign-up at hinescenter.org/class-schedule/ or dropin before class. $15 per session, 10% discount for registering online, or unlimited movement classes $50 per month. The Hines Center, 500 Fannin St., Ste. 100, 77002.

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monday Hatha Yoga. 9:30am & 6:00pm. All levels welcomed. Bring Yoga mat, meditation pillow, water. Blankets, blocks & straps available if needed. All classes are by appointment only - space is limited. Private sessions available upon request. Please visit yogamixstudio.com or call 713-269-5165 to register. YogaMix, 2601-G Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, 77459.

mark your calendar Yoga Nidra. 5:30pm-6:30pm. An ancient, guided meditation that uses the biological patterns of sleep, taking you deep into the relaxation state for restoration, balance, and the body’s natural healing abilities to engage. Led by Gena Davis, certified in Amrit Yoga Nidra. $20. Houston Ayurveda Wellness Center, 3222 Mercer St., 77027. For more information, please see GenaDavis.org. Beginners Yoga. 7-8:30 pm. Discover your strengths and balances through a therapeutic approach to yoga alignment and mind/body integration. First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, 5200 Fannin 77004. stanpolins@hal-pc.org. www.firstuu.org Food Not Bombs. 8pm. Help provide free vegan meals for Houston’s homeless. Volunteer, donate or just come see what we do. Free. Downtown Library Courtyard 521 Lamar, 77002. houstonfoodnotbombs.org

tuesday Grace2Go. 7:00-8:30 am. On the go? Want a boost to the start of your day? Drive thru for free coffee, a breakfast bite, and a prayer if desired. All are welcome. Grace Episcopal Church, 4040 W. Bellfort, 77025. www.graceinhouston.org. Yoga at India House. 11:00-12:00am. Enjoy relaxing cardio work out at India House. Free. India House, 8888 West Bellfort, 77031. Go to the website, print out the form and email it to the address given. http://bit.ly/2kbWEst Sketching in the Gardens of Bayou Bend. 1:30pm4:00pm. Visit Bayou Bend during open-sketching hours, when guests are invited to draw from Bayou Bend’s natural woodlands and formal gardens. Paper, clipboards, and pencils are provided. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own campstools. Admission to the gardens is $7.50 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and $5 for ages 10–18. Children 9 and younger are admitted free. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Dr., 77007. http://bit.ly/2cpTgLa Tom Turner Band. 5pm-7pm. Live music at The Last Concert Cafe 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com Power Yoga. 5:30pm. 60 minute yoga practice to develop upper and lower body strength, core work, flexibility, balance and agility. Stretches and asanas are held for a longer length of time with some Flow incorporated into the practice. The class maybe a challenge for the beginner but not impossible to manage. All classes are by appointment only - space is limited. Private sessions available upon request. Please visit yogamixstudio.com or call 713-269-5165 to register. YogaMix, 2601-G Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, 77459.

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T’ai Chi Ch’uan. 5:45pm-7:00pm. Intended for serious relaxation, this class concentrates on creating and moving Chi/Qi (vital force) through meditation while moving. Jon Naylor teaches the traditional Yang Style short form with martial arts references. Beginners are encouraged to arrive early. Free. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin Street, 77004. firstuu.org Circus Arts. 6-8pm. Circus Arts will consist of ground arts and acrobatics such as contortion/flexibility, Low Tight wire, Partner acrobatics, juggling and hand balancing. Circus Arts is taught by instructors from Cirque la Vie, a Houston Contemporary Circus company formed by Reyie Nal. Must be 13 and up for class. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com Sahaja Yoga-Meditation. 6:30-7:30pm. Come around and try our free weekly yoga-meditation classes. Simply turn up, and make yourself comfortable. Each session includes the basics and a practical guided meditation, so that you can start meditating at home straight away. Free. South Community Center. 2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 77380. 832-433-2415. info@Houston-Meditation.org Yoga at Resurrection MCC. 7:00-8:00 pm. Get in touch with your mind, body, and spirit through Yoga! Connect with others in this non-competitive activity suitable for everyone. All body types and skill levels are welcome. Please bring a mat and towel. Extra mats are available for those new to Yoga. Free, donations accepted. Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2015 West 11th Street, 77008. Yoga@ResurrectionMCC.org Finding Yourself in Transition. 7:00pm–9:00pm. Facilitated by Rev. Sheila Gautreaux. Based on Rev. Robert Brumet’s book, Finding Yourself in Transition, students will learn how the process of how transition shows up in our lives, how to recognize when you are in each stage, and how to more easily walk through the experience of transition. This is a 5-week class. Suggested Love Offering: $10-$20 per class session. Unity of Houston, Wallet Hall, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org Oneness Blessing Meeting. 7:30-9pm. Our weekly meeting includes sharing, meditation, Oneness teachings, and the giving and receiving of the Oneness Blessing, also known as Deeksha. Connect with the Oneness Community to explore deeper experiences of Oneness, Divine Love and accelerated awakening. Child care is available, reservation required. $10 suggested Love Offering. Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Dr., 77057. 713-782-4050. unityhouston.org Vegan World Radio. 8:00 pm. Hosted by VWR Collective. Telling the story of the vegan revolution that’s saving the animals, the planet and our health. KPFC: Community Radio 90.1 FM. kpft.org

wednesday Yin With Lin for Deep Tissue Release. 9:30am. A perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Longer holds allow for deeper release. $20 drop-in. Houston Ayurveda Center, 3222 Mercer, 77027. Facilitator: Lin Weiss, Certified Yoga Therapist - 713-858-8595, linweiss@conscioushealingnow.com


Hatha Yoga. 9:30am & 6:00pm. All levels welcomed. Bring Yoga mat, meditation pillow, water. Blankets, blocks & straps available if needed. All classes are by appointment only - space is limited. Private sessions available upon request. Please visit yogamixstudio.com or call 713-269-5165 to register. YogaMix, 2601-G Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, 77459. Veterans Helping Veterans. 12pm–1:30pm. Facilitated by Gulf War veteran James Pride, this gathering is for veterans to come together to share their service experience and its impact on their lives. Veterans also exchange resources with each other and request support. Lunch is provided. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St., 77004. www.stpaulshouston.org/veterans Wednesday Oneness Blessing. 5:30-6:45pm. The Oneness Blessing, also known as Deeksha, is a handson, direct transfer of energy. Which can strengthen your relationship with your Divine, Spirit, God; however you relate to that. Bring freedom from your chattering mind. And can cause your Authentic You to shine and become present in the moment and experience fullness of life as it truly is. The more blessings you receive, the greater the benefit. Child care available, no reservation required. Love Offering. Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Dr, 77057. 713-782-4050. unityhouston.org Yoga Therapy. 6:00pm. Our yoga routine of stretching and breathing will help you tone your body while giving you more energy! This class is for men and women of all ages and all fitness levels. $15 per class. Unity of Houston, Grace Hall, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org Christian Meditation. 6:00-7:00pm. Experience meditation and contemplative prayer using ancient prayer practices of the early Christian communities. Explore and study contemporary and ancient texts of the contemplative way. All are welcome. Grace Episcopal Church, 4040 W. Bellfort, 77025. Parking is free and available at the Woodwind St. entrance. www.graceinhouston.org. Questions? info@graceinhouston.org or 832-667-8601. Zumba on the Green. 6:30-7:30pm. ACE certified personal trainer, Oscar Sajche shows you how to make your workout a party! Come see why hundreds of Houstonians come out to the park to move it and lose it! Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com Urban Ride. 6:30pm. Be ready to roll at 6:30PM. The route is 20 miles. Riders should be comfortable keeping a pace of 18-20 mph. Helmet, front and back light, spare tube, and CO2 cartridges are required. Earphones are not allowed. Speed may vary depending on who shows. Safety comes first. Free. Urban Bicycle Gallery, 4814 Nett St., 77007. judy@urbanbicyclegallery.com Sahaja Yoga-Meditation. 6:30-8:00pm. Come around and try our free weekly yoga-meditation classes. Simply turn up, and make yourself comfortable. Each session includes the basics and a practical guided meditation, so that you can start meditating at home straight away. Free. University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land, 77479. 832-433-2415. info@Houston-Meditation.org

Wednesday Night Experience! 7:00pm–8:00pm. Our Wednesday night service is our energized, yet laid back midweek spiritual pick-me-up. The service is relaxed and informal, powerful and inspiring. The music is always uplifting, and the message is relevant and grounded in the timeless spiritual principles that we teach at Unity. Summer series: “Realizing Your Divine Powers.” Unity of Houston, Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org Blue Line Bike Ride. 7pm. We have multiple rides that leave from our Heights location on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Each ride has its own route and distinct pace, so come on out and decide which one works best for you and hop in! Free. Blue Line Bike Lab, 3302 White Oak Drive, 77007. 713-802-1707 www.bluelinebikelab.com/shop-rides People of Earth. 7:00 pm. Hosted by Jacquelyn Battise. A program created to provide Native American and non-Native people with timely news and information about culture, news and realities. KPFC: Community Radio 90.1 FM. kpft.org Beginning Zen Meditation. 7:30-9:30pm. Feeling stressed? Want something to help you feel better? Try meditation with us. Free, registration required. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston. 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072. 281-568-1568. cthouston.org Diamond Way Meditation. 7-7:45 pm. Free. Diamond Way Buddhist Center, 2217 W 34th Street, Suite D. 281. 77018. 281-436-6081. diamondway.org/houston/ Hellina Bucket Band 8:00 -10:00pm. Free dinner music. Last Concert Café, 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com Food Not Bombs. 8pm. Help provide free vegan meals for Houston’s homeless. Volunteer, donate or just come see what we do. Free. Downtown Library Courtyard 521 Lamar, 77002. houstonfoodnotbombs.org Pot Roast. 10:00pm-2am. Late night music outside under the stars. Cover charge. Last Concert Cafe 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com Drum Circle at Midnight 12mn-2am $6.00 Last Concert Cafe 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com

thursday Grace2Go. 7:00-8:30 am. On the go? Want a boost to the start of your day? Drive thru for free coffee, a breakfast bite, and a prayer if desired. All are welcome. Grace Episcopal Church, 4040 W. Bellfort, 77025. www.graceinhouston.org. Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. 10am-9pm. If you have not spent time enjoying the art exhibits at MFAH, what are you waiting for? Free. MFAH, 1001 Bissonnet, 77005. 713-639-7300 mfah.org Yoga at India House. 11:00-12:00am. Enjoy relaxing cardio work out at India House. Free. India House, 8888 West Bellfort, 77031. Go to the website, print out the form and email it to the address given. http://bit.ly/2kbWEst Buffalo Soldiers Museum. 1-5pm. Buffalo Soldiers Museum is the only museum dedicated to preserving the legacy and honor of African American soldiers in the United States. Free. Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 3816 Caroline Street, 77004. Buffalosoldiersmuseum.com 713-942-8920.

Houston Museum of Natural Science. 6pm-9pm. Roam the Serengeti, walk with dinosaurs and discover the world’s mineral wonders. Free. HMNS 5555 Hermann Park Drive 77030. hmns.org Free Family Thursdays at The Health Museum. 2:00pm-7:00pm. Free entry into The Health Museum to enjoy permanent and traveling exhibits (DeBakey Cell Lab requires a $3 fee) on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr., 77004. thehealthmuseum.org 713-521-1515 Children’s Museum of Houston. 5-8pm. Enjoy all the interactive exhibits at the museum with your children. Free. Children’s Museum, 1500 Binz, 77004. 713-5221138 cmhouston.org Shorin Ryu Karate. 6:00pm. Join us for Traditional Okinawan Karate. All classes are by appointment only - space is limited. Private sessions available upon request. Please visit yogamixstudio.com or call 713269-5165 to register. YogaMix, 2601-G Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, 77459. Parkour. 6:30-8pm. Experienced, certified coaches from Urban Movement utilize a unique, deconstructed approach to teaching running, jumping, climbing, crawling, balancing, vaulting, and fluidly moving through any environment… turning “working out” into “play”. Class will meet on the Hess Deck, participants must arrive by 6:45pm. For ages 12+. Under 18 must have parental consent. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com Sahaja Yoga-Meditation. 6:45-7:45pm. Come around and try our free weekly yoga-meditation classes. Simply turn up, and make yourself comfortable. Each session includes the basics and a practical guided meditation so that you can start meditating at home straight away. Free. Sahaja Yoga Meditation Center, 4510c Hwy 6 N, 77084. 832-433-2415. info@Houston-Meditation.org Kundalini Yoga. 7:00pm–8:15pm. A beautiful physical and spiritual practice, Kundalini Yoga blends movement, breath, meditation, and mantra, gently guiding us to our Higher Selves, wellness, and Oneness consciousness. No experience needed. $10 per class. Unity of Houston, Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org Meditation Class: Discovering the Awake Within. 7-9pm. Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien closely guides and interacts with students to realize Awake Mind is already within, they have the capacity to Wake Up, and how to apply meditation. This class provides a stable foundation for those who are ready to move to the next level, go deeper in their meditation practice, and touch with the Awake within. Suggested donation $50/month. Pre-registration required. Universal Door Meditation Center, 15202 Dora Lane, Sugar Land, 77498. universaldoor.org. 281-565-9718 Meditation Service at Self-Realization Fellowship. 7:30-9:30pm Learn and practice the meditative techniques of Paramahansa Yogananda. FREE. Self-Realization Fellowship, 3425 Golf Dr, 77018. srfhouston.org

friday HIIT/Yoga. 5:30pm. Join us for 30 minutes High Intensity Interval Training/30 minutes Hatha Yoga. All levels welcomed. All classes are by appointment only - space is limited. Private sessions available upon request. Please visit yogamixstudio.com or call 713269-5165 to register. YogaMix, 2601-G Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, 77459.

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Houston International Folk Dancers. 7:30-10pm. Houston International Folk Dancers is a recreational folk dance group that celebrates ethnic dances from around the world: Eastern and Western Europe, Middle East and Mediterranean, and the Americas. You will delight in the diverse rhythms, melodies and unique dance styles of cultures from over 30 countries. Experienced folk dancers are always ready to help beginners. Singles welcome. Dress comfortably. Admission is $5. First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, 5200 Fannin, 77004. Additional info at www.folkdancers.org Food Not Bombs. 8pm. Help provide free vegan meals for Houston’s homeless. Volunteer, donate or just come see what we do. Free. Downtown Library Courtyard, 521 Lamar, 77002. houstonfoodnotbombs.org Dinner Music with Jimmy Deen. 6-8pm. Cover charge. Last Concert Cafe 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com

saturday Yoga for the Body and Mind. 8-9:30 am. Yoga classes based on the teachings of Swami Ramdev ji including asanas, pranayama and meditation. Free. Arya Samaj Greater Houston Center 14375 Shiller Rd. 77082. 281242-5000 aryasamajhouston.org. Yoga Therapy. 9:00am, every Saturday. Our yoga routine of stretching and breathing will help you tone your body while giving you more energy! This class is for men and women of all ages and all fitness levels. $15 per class. Unity of Houston, Grace Hall, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org Integrative Hatha Yoga for Mind, Body, Spirit. 9:30am. Hatha Yoga addresses the musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular & endocrine systems of the human body, focusing on heart & hip openers, twists, pose alignment, the energetic subtle bodies, and meditation. Increase strength, stamina, vitality & peace of mind. $20 drop-in. Houston Ayurveda Center, 3222 Mercer St., 77027. Facilitator: Lin Weiss, Certified Yoga Therapist - 713-858-8595 linweiss@conscioushealingnow.com Beginning Zen Meditation. 10am-12n. Feeling stressed? Want something to help you feel better? Try meditation with us. Free, registration required. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072. 281-568-1568. cthouston.org Children’s Zen Meditation. 10am-12n. Open to children ages 4-12. Parents must be present and participate. Free, registration required. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072. 281-568-1568. cthouston.org Yoga at India House. 10:00-11:00am. Enjoy relaxing cardio work out at India House. Free. India House, 8888 West Bellfort, 77031. Go to the website, print out the form and email it to the address given. http://bit.ly/2kbWEst Young Writers Workshop. 10:30am-11:30am. Kids learn to express their thoughts an develop language skills. Presented by Houston Public Library/HPL Express and Discovery Green. Houston’s only free and open writing workshop for kids conducted by Writers In The Schools. Limited to 25 students, first come first serve. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com For more information please call 832-393-1375.

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Advanced Yoga Therapy. 10:45am, every Saturday. Our yoga routine of stretching and breathing will help you tone your body while giving you more energy! This is an advanced class. $15 per class. Unity of Houston, Grace Hall, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org Recycling Saturdays. 11:00am-2:00pm. The City of Houston provides a recycling station for plastic and now - thanks to I Recycle Glass, you can also bring your glass each week to be recycled. Please bring paper and plastic recyclables separately from glass. Please note: Recycling container is provided by the City of Houston Solid Waste Management. The schedule can be subject to change, but park staff will accept your recycling in the park office during the hours of 10am-2pm regardless of whether the container is on site. Recycling can be affected by street closures. Check discoverygreen. com each week for schedule updates. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com T’ai Chi Ch’uan. 10:30am-12:00pm. Intended for serious relaxation, this class concentrates on creating and moving Chi/Qi (vital force) through meditation while moving. Jon Naylor teaches the traditional Yang Style short form with martial arts references. Beginners are encouraged to arrive early. Free. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin Street, 77004. firstuu.org

sunday Yoga for the Body and Mind. 8-9:30 am. Yoga classes based on the teachings of Swami Ramdev ji including asanas, pranayama and meditation. Free. Arya Samaj Greater Houston Center, 14375 Shiller Rd., 77082. 281-242-5000 aryasamajhouston.org. Sunday at Houston Zen Center. 8am-11am. We start with the practice of Morning Service. This is followed by meditation, then work practice, which involves mindful cleaning and straightening in the Meditation Hall and the Center’s grounds. Then a dharma talk, the teachings of Buddha. You are welcome to attend some or all of the Sunday program. Free. HOUSTON ZEN CENTER, 1605 Heights BLVD., 77008. 713-8691952. houstonzen.org Sunday Services at Unity of Houston. 9:00am & 11:00am. Unity of Houston offers positive, practical teachings that support spiritual evolution and abundant living. We welcome you to join us for our services. If you have been searching for a lovefocused place of worship that embraces all people and honors all spiritual paths, Unity could be your answer. www.UnityHouston.org Sunday Oneness Blessing. After 9am and 11am services. The Oneness Blessing, also known as Deeksha, is a hands-on, direct transfer of energy. Which can strengthen your relationship with your Divine, Spirit, God; however you relate to that. Bring freedom from your chattering mind. And can cause your Authentic You to shine and become present in the moment and experience fullness of life as it truly is. The more blessings you receive, the greater the benefit. Child care available, no reservation required. Love Offering. Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Dr, 77057. 713-782-4050. Unityhouston.org

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Christian Meditation. 9:00am-9:30 am. Experience meditation and contemplative prayer using ancient prayer practices of the early Christian communities in preparation for receiving Holy Communion at the 10am worship service. All are welcome. Grace Episcopal Church, 4040 W. Bellfort, 77025. www.graceinhouston.org. Questions? info@graceinhouston.org or 832-667-8601. Free Yoga Lab! 9:00am-10:00am. Join us for this dedicated class for new teachers and teachers in training to practice their classes and express their awesomeness! Free. The Heights Medical Tower, 427 West 20th St., Suite 602, 77008. fourdragonsinstitute.com 713-322-9736 Sunday Celebrations at Creative Life Spiritual Center. 9:30am and 11:00am. Founding minister Jesse Jennings speaks on the basics of the Religious Science path. Love offering. Creative Life Spiritual Center, 5326 Spring-Stuebner Rd., Spring, 77389. Contact info@creativelife.org or visit creativelife.org The Conversations with God Study Group. 9:30am10:45am. Study materials provided, this ongoing gathering is facilitated by Dr. Obidike Kamau. Free. Carmel Temple, 1208 Pennsylvania,77587. carmeltemple.org Spanish Language Service at Unity of Houston. 9:45am–10:45am. ¡Bienvenidos a todos! “Servicio en español cada domingo.” Unity of Houston Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. UnityHouston.org Sunday at Self-Realization Fellowship. 9:40am12noon. Paramahansa Yogananda’s how-to-live spiritual principles for adults and children. Energize. Meditate. Learn. Grow. FREE. Self-Realization Fellowship, 3425 Golf Dr, 77018. srfhouston.org A Course in Miracles at Unity of Houston. 10:05am– 10:50am. Learn how to apply spiritual principles in your daily life. All you need is an open heart and an accepting mind. Unity of Houston Annex, Room 105. 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org Sunday Service at Unity Spiritual Center of Greater Houston. 10:15-11:15am Experience joy-filled vibrations and high-energy spirituality in motion that is our Sunday service! With live music, singing, affirmative prayer, and dynamic sermons, this is a Sunday service that will feed your body, mind and heart. Now is the time to stoke your inner spark by sharing in the light everyone brings to our community. Unity Spiritual Center of Greater Houston, 13615 Kluge Rd, Cypress, 77429 . unityspiritualcenterhouston.org (832) 653-7980 Semanal Programa de Meditación 10am-12pm. Ciencia de la Espiritualidad es una organización global, no religiosa, sin fines de lucro, espiritual dedicado a la unidad del amor y de la paz. Nuestro grupo de meditación Houston ha estado activo durante más de 54 años y se reúne regularmente. Cada semana nuestro grupo se reúne para meditar juntos, reflexionar sobre las palabras de los grandes santos y místicos y pasar algún tiempo con otras personas que comparten el objetivo de llevar una vida espiritualmente enriquecida y satisfactoria. Gratis. Trini Mendenhall Sosa Center, 1414 Wirt Road 77055. houstonSOS.org 832-304-0767.


Ecstatic Dance Evolution.10:00am-1:00pm. Have fun dancing in your own way with a clean fun crowd! No prior experience needed, no steps to learn, no shoes necessary. Just bring your love of music to feel great in your body and get a wonderful workout! $15 for seniors and students, $20 for adults, $5 kids. MATCH: Midtown Arts and Theatre Center, 3400 Main Street, 77002. Contact: Samadhi 281-748-8080 ecstaticdanceevolution.com Acoustic Jams. 10:30am. Easy listening music to brunch by. No cover charge. Last Concert Café, 1403 Nance St., 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com Public Dharma talk with Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien. 11:00am-12:30pm. We welcome people of all cultures, religions, and backgrounds to attend the public Dharma talks with Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien, founder and Awake teacher of Universal Door Meditation Center, who guides everyone to Wake Up from illusion and realize the Awake within! Both English and Vietnamese languages will be offered with live translation through individual headsets. 15202 Dora Lane, Sugar Land, 77498 (Free, donations welcome. Optional lunch follows.) www.universaldoor.org 281-565-9718 Carmel Temple All Faith Service. 11:00am. Different guest speaker every week. Free. Carmel Temple, 1208 Pennsylvania, 77587. carmeltemple.org Dawn Mountain Sunday Meditation. 11am-12noon. Join us for guided meditation suitable for everyone. Led by senior members of the Dawn Mountain community. Free. Dawn Mountain 2010 Naomi Street, Suite A, 77054. dawnmountain.org Sunday Discussion Circle. 11:30am-12:30pm. You are invited to join us for facilitated, fun, educational discussions on a variety of topics. We practice our UU values of keeping an open mind, listening respectfully, learning from differing perspectives, entertaining new ways of thinking about issues, following guidelines, and being welcoming. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St. Rm 304, 77004. 713-5265200 www.firstuu.org Centerpoint Body Mind and Spirit Expo. 1pm-6pm. Angel oracle readings, psychic medium, tarot card readings, soul oracle readings, tea leaf astrology, astrology and past life readings, foot reflexology, energy healers, jewelry, crystals and more! Coffee, lemonade and nutritious snacks. Admission Free. Center Point (in the old Metaphysical Matrix building), 2727 Fondren Suite 5M, 77080. 713-932-7224 centerpointhouston.org Diamond Way Meditation. 11-11:45am. Free. Diamond Way Buddhist Center, 2217 W 34th Street, Suite D., 77018. 281-436-6081. diamondway.org/houston/ Food Not Bombs. 7pm. Help provide free vegan meals for Houston’s homeless. Volunteer, donate, or just come see what we do. Free. Downtown Library Courtyard 521 Lamar, 77002 houstonfoodnotbombs.org Sunday Love Feast. 7:00pm. A free vegetarian meal for any and all. Free. ISKCON Temple 1320 West 34th Street, 77018. 713-686-4482 iskconhouston.org Whole Mother. 7:30 pm. Hosted by Pat Jones. A show that discusses the political and practical aspects of being a mother today. KPFC: Community Radio 90.1 FM. kpft.org

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SUNDAY JULY 1ST

Bayou Bikers. 8:00am. Meet at Market Square Park for 25-40 mile bike rides exploring the bayous of Houston. Rides are open to all. Mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary. This is an informal group whose purpose is to show Houstonians and visitors the beauty of Houston’s waterways. Market Square, 301 Milam, 77002. 713-845-1000 marketsquarepark.com Eck Light And Sound Service: The Power and Beauty Of Hu. 11:00am-12:00pm. You, your friends, and your family are warmly invited to the ECK Light and Sound Services at the Houston Eckankar Center. Each service focuses on an aspect of Eckankar. They often feature a reading from ECK works, singing HU, talks, creative arts, and a group discussion of spiritual principles at work in daily life. Activities are provided for the youth, ages 5–17, on the first and third Sundays from 11 am to noon. Houston Eckankar Center, 11231 Richmond, Ste. D-106, 77082. For information call 281-759-1130.

SUNDAY JULY 1ST – TUESDAY JULY 31ST

mark your calendar Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition. 10:00am-8:00pm Monday-Saturday & 12:00pm-7:00pm Sunday. The ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state of the art technology in the Corinthian Houston. For the observer to fully engage and comprehend the artwork, the paintings have been reproduced in their original sizes. Tickets for “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel”, are available now through BrilliantLectures.org. Prices $20 per person; $15 seniors and military; $10 students under 21. The Corinthian 202 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002.

THURSDAY JULY 5TH

Spiritual Discussion: Have You Had A Spiritual Experience? 7:00pm-8:00pm. If you have ever wanted to share a spiritual experience or explore a spiritual question with others, please join us for our Wednesday night spiritual discussion. Our goal is to learn from and honor each individual’s spiritual insight in a relaxed, uplifting, and comfortable environment. Topics may include but are not limited to: the Light and Sound of God, Past Lives, Dreams, Soul Travel, Love, Spiritual Exercises, the HU and more. Open to persons of all faiths. Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, 16616 Diana Lane, 77062. Experience the Sound Of Soul. 7:30pm-8:30pm. Body Mind & Spirit discussion - find out how fifteen minutes can change your life! One of the simplest yet most profound spiritual exercises taught in Eckankar is singing the word HU, which is an ancient name for God. Singing HU can transform your life and open your heart to God’s love. Centerpoint Body Mind & Spirit, 2727 Fondren Rd, Suite 5M, 77063.

SATURDAY JULY 7TH

mark your calendar YoUniverSoul Fest Community Yoga. 9-11am. yoga • music • art • bliss A conscious movement to awaken the soul of the city… FREE. Midtown Park 2811 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006. youniversoulfest.com Marva’s Holistic Fair. 10:00am-5:00pm. Psychics, tarot readers, palmists, healers, vendors of all sorts. Admission Free. LaQuinta Inn-Galleria on 610 West Loop North between San Felipe and Post Oak, 77027. psychicfairs.com 713-444-3581

WEDNESDAY JULY 4TH

Spiritual Discussion: Have You Had A Spiritual Experience? 7:00pm–8:00pm. If you have ever wanted to share a spiritual experience or explore a spiritual question with others, please join us for our Wednesday night spiritual discussion. Our goal is to learn from and honor each individual’s spiritual insight in a relaxed, uplifting, and comfortable environment. Topics may include but are not limited to: the Light and Sound of God, Past Lives, Dreams, Soul Travel, Love, Spiritual Exercises, the HU and more. Open to persons of all faiths. Parker Williams Library, 10851 Scarsdale Blvd #510, 77089.

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SUNDAY JULY 8TH

Blessing Ceremony. 9:30am-3:30pm. Free. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org www.cthouston.org 281-568-156 Book Discussion Class: “The Sound of Soul Your Guide to the Worlds of HU”. 11:00am. Please join us for a book discussion! Houston Eckankar Center, 11231 Richmond, Ste. D-106, 77082. For information call 281-759-1130. Kindred Minds & Hearts Summer Education Series: An Afternoon with A Course in Miracles, facilitated by John Harold Moore. 1:30pm–4:00pm. Come spend a joy and love-filled afternoon with this profound, mystical teaching. We will explore how it came to be, what it says, and how you can apply its principles to create miracles in your own life. You will leave in a miracle state of mind whether you are brand new to the Course or a long-time student! Unity of Houston Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org

TUESDAY JULY 10TH

Experience Serenity: Lunch & Learn. 12:00pm & 6:00pm. What is Serenity Retreat and how are we transforming lives? These are just a few questions we will shed light on during our one-hour monthly gathering. You will hear about the mission of our organization, how far we have come, and how much more God has called us to do. Come and see the profound impact this donation based organization is having on the community. FREE. The Serenity Retreat 2060 N. Loop W. Ste. 200, 77018. RSVP 713-649-7729. serenityretreat.com

WEDNESDAY JULY 11TH

Center Yourself with Energy Balancing. 5:30pm– 6:45pm. Gandhari Bouligny will give a demonstration of Donna Eden’s energy balancing techniques to enhance wellbeing and vitality. Learn tools to use to enliven and open your chakras and clear your energy pathways so you can begin and end your day feeling more vibrant, alive, clear and peaceful. Unity of Houston Bookstore, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. No cost. www.UnityHouston.org Sacred Chant Kirtan with Sat Purkh and Abhai Raj. 7:00pm–8:00pm. Sacred chant is in integral part of many spiritual paths around the world. Open your heart to this vibration as Sat Purkh and Abhai Raj lead us in this Kirtan experience. Learn how mantra and the “sound current” aligns us with wholeness and our inner Divinity. Relax into this sound immersion and re-connect with who you really are, as you listen and chant with our special guest musicians. Unity of Houston Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. Love offering event. www.UnityHouston.org

THURSDAY JULY 12TH

Spiritual Business Zone. 7:30am–9:30am. Blending our spiritual beliefs with our business practices can build a calmer, stronger, and more ethical business. Join us in meeting other heart centered business owners who are seeking to build a business that thrives, is ethical, and spiritual. In every meeting, you will have time to mix and mingle, learn from top-notch speakers and trainers about subjects you care about, and leave the meeting ready to take on the day! Feel free to bring your breakfast and enjoy hot coffee and tea with us for this early morning business referral, networking meeting in the Unity of Houston Welcome Center. No cost. www.UnityHouston.org

FRIDAY JULY 13TH

mark your calendar Healing the Heart of America and Unity Peacemakers present “Living Room Conversations,” 6:30pm– 9:00pm. This is an opportunity to have heart-to-heart conversations with those with differing views about current hot button issues affecting our country, our community, and ourselves. The topic for this conversation is Women’s Issues. Are there ways the further expansion of women’s rights can complement traditional structures in society? What is your aspiration for women and their personal power? Unity of Houston, Wallet Hall, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org

SATURDAY JULY 14TH

mark your calendar Reiki Circle. 11:00am-12:00pm. Reiki is a natural healing art that allows energy to flow from the Divine Source of all healing, through the practitioner, into the receiver. A Reiki Circle is an informal gathering of both practitioners and those interested in receiving healing, and the perfect place to learn more about this wonderful healing energy, or to energize your ability to be a channel for its use. Facilitator: Toni DeMaio, Certified Reiki Master/Teacher. Love Offering. July 14th: Unity of Houston Chapel. July 28th: Unity of Houston Annex 105. 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org

mark your calendar Youth and Family Ministry “Under the Big Top” Party. 11:00am–2:00pm. Everyone is invited to our “Under the Big Top” Party! Enjoy carnival games, activities, clowns, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, and musical presentations. No tickets needed; This is a love offering event. Unity of Houston Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org

SUNDAY JULY 15TH

Meditation Workshop. 10:00am-12:00pm. Open to everyone - especially for beginners to meditation. The master will give a brief introduction to meditation and guide the participants to do meditation. Free, donations welcome. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@ cthouston.org www.cthouston.org 281-568-1568 Eck Light And Sound Service: God’s Love Has No Boundaries. 11:00am-12:00pm. You, your friends, and your family are warmly invited to the ECK Light and Sound Services at the Houston Eckankar Center. Each service focuses on an aspect of Eckankar. They often feature a reading from ECK works, singing HU, talks, creative arts, and a group discussion of spiritual principles at work in daily life. Activities are provided for the youth, ages 5–17, on the first and third Sundays from 11 am to noon. Houston Eckankar Center, 11231 Richmond, Ste. D-106, 77082. For information call 281-759-1130.

mark your calendar John of God Spiritual Journey. Join us for an Extraordinary Journey July 15th through the 28th! Are you seeking a profound healing for Body, Mind and Spirit? We invite you to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime spiritual pilgrimage to visit John of God that will offer you opportunities for profound changes in your life ~ and to remember who you are, why you are here, and what your true purpose is. Space is limited. Contact Marti Crain at marti@johnofgod-spiritualjourney.com 713-206-3985 for more information or to reserve your place.

WEDNESDAY JULY 18TH

mark your calendar Science of Mind Study Group. 5:30pm– 6:45pm. For people who are ready to join together in a common interest of taking charge of their lives, and living from that spiritual center inherent in all. Our focus is to apply spiritual principles to our daily lives. Unity of Houston Bookstore, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. No cost. www.UnityHouston.org

THURSDAY JULY 19TH

Blanket Bingo! 6:00pm. This popular park favorite is back! Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of music and great prizes. $10 admission includes one bingo packet (approx 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. 6-9 pm. Bingo begins at 7 pm and benefits Market Square Park and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Market Square Park, 301 Milam, 77002. marketsquarepark.com Spiritual Discussion: Have You Had A Spiritual Experience? 7:00pm-8:00pm. If you have ever wanted to share a spiritual experience or explore a spiritual question with others, please join us for our Wednesday night spiritual discussion. Our goal is to learn from and honor each individual’s spiritual insight in a relaxed, uplifting, and comfortable environment. Topics may include but are not limited to: The Light and Sound of God, Past Lives, Dreams, Soul Travel, Love, Spiritual Exercises, the HU and more. Open to persons of all faiths. Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, 16616 Diana Lane, 77062

SATURDAY JULY 21ST

mark your calendar VegFest Houston 2018. 10:00am-5:00pm. The 6th Annual Vegan Expo features include: superb vegan restaurants, exciting vegan and abolitionist animal rights organizations, ‘Kids Zone’ Makerspace with crafts, vegan food demos, our popular “Ask a Vegan” booth and panels, free product samples, yoga and meditation, like-minded community booths and green businesses, plus raffle prize giveaways. Free General Admission. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd., Stafford, 77477. For more info on the expo and VIP Perk Passes visit vegansocietyofpeace.org/vegfesthouston

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mark your calendar Socializing as a Spiritual Practice. 2:00pm– 4:00pm. Join the Unity Women for a tea party as we experience how socializing can be an opportunity for spiritual service and for experiencing spiritual kinship. Along with food, fun and fellowship there will be some surprises and prizes! Unity of Houston Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org

SUNDAY JULY 22ND

Half-day Retreat. 9:00am-12:00pm. Chan/Zen Meditation Classes guided by Ordained Zen Masters of Chung Tai Chan Monastery. Free. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org www.cthouston.org 281-568-1568 Experience the Sound Of Soul. 11:00am. Sacred Sound, ancient mantra. HU is a universal love song to God. The Sound behind all sounds, woven into the language of life. It works for all. Have you ever reached out to the universe for love and answers? Need help dealing with stress, fear, grief, or a broken heart? HU offers balance, wisdom, wonder and awakening. It brings alignment with your true purpose and highest good. Houston Eckankar Center, 11231 Richmond, Ste. D-106, 77082. For information call 281-759-1130.

mark your calendar Kindred Minds & Hearts Summer Education Series: The Five Love Languages. 1:30pm – 4:00 pm. Facilitated by Cindy Cline and Ed Green, this class outlines five ways to express and experience love that Dr. Gary Chapman calls “Love Languages:” receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmations, acts of service (devotion) and physical touch. According to Chapman, each person has one primary and one secondary love language. Come find out your love language and learn how to relate to others in their love language. Unity of Houston Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org

WEDNESDAY JULY 25TH

mark your calendar Spiritual Movie Talk. 5:30pm-6:45pm. Join us in the Unity Bookstore for a short, thoughtprovoking video, followed a brief discussion. This month’s video is titled “My Philosophy for a Happy Life.” Sam Berns shares his philosophy on life and happiness and how he has achieved so much, even when experiencing a rare aging disease. His persistence and creativity allowed him to do things others thought would not be possible. Come ready to be inspired! Unity of Houston Bookstore, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. No cost. www.UnityHouston.org

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Spiritual Discussion: Have You Had A Spiritual Experience? 7:00pm-8:00pm. If you have ever wanted to share a spiritual experience or explore a spiritual question with others, please join us for our Wednesday night spiritual discussion. Our goal is to learn from and honor each individual’s spiritual insight in a relaxed, uplifting, and comfortable environment. Topics may include but are not limited to: the Light and Sound of God, Past Lives, Dreams, Soul Travel, Love, Spiritual Exercises, the HU and more. Open to persons of all faiths. Pearland Public Library, 3522 Liberty Dr., Pearland, TX 77581

YogaMass®. 5:00pm. A unique worship experience engaging and integrating all of our dimensions -- physical, psychological, and spiritual through the combined practice of yoga, breath work, meditation, and Holy Communion. Bring your mind, body, soul and mat. All levels are welcome. Chairs are available for those who wish to sit. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1819 Heights Blvd., 77008. For more information, contact Grace at 832667-8601, YogaMassAwakening@gmail.com or yogamass.com.

THURSDAY JULY 26TH

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Stand by Me at Market Square Park. 8:30pm. Join us for a special outdoor screening Stand By Me (R). Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and grab a spot. Free. Market Square Park, 301 Milam, 77002. marketsquarepark.com

FRIDAY JULY 27TH

Critical Mass-Houston. Assemble at 6:30 pm. Roll at 7:15pm. A casual bike ride starting from downtown Houston and going wherever. Cars rule the road every day, but one day a month we get together to celebrate our love for bicycles and have fun riding. Free. Market Square, 301 Milam, 77002. criticalmasshouston.com

SATURDAY JULY 28TH

mark your calendar Magic of Radical Forgiveness Workshop. 9:00am–4:00pm. Facilitated by Rev. Sheila Gautreaux. This workshop helps you to “magically” clear your consciousness from the influence of the many past negative influences that have held you back, limited your potential and kept you from being all that you can be. It includes the Radical Forgiveness Circle Ceremony which enables you to forgive virtually everyone in your whole life who has ever hurt you, and to forgive yourself for hurting others. Unity of Houston Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org

mark your calendar Reiki Circle. 11:00am-12:00pm. Reiki is a natural healing art that allows energy to flow from the Divine Source of all healing, through the practitioner, into the receiver. A Reiki Circle is an informal gathering of both practitioners and those interested in receiving healing, and the perfect place to learn more about this wonderful healing energy, or to energize your ability to be a channel for its use. Facilitator: Toni DeMaio, Certified Reiki Master/Teacher. Love Offering. July 14th: Unity of Houston Chapel. July 28th: Unity of Houston Annex 105. 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH

mark your calendar YoUniverSoul Fest Community Yoga. 9-11am. yoga • music • art • bliss A conscious movement to awaken the soul of the city… FREE. Midtown Park 2811 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006. youniversoulfest.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH

Blessing Ceremony. 9:30am-3:30pm. Free. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org www.cthouston.org 281-568-156 Summer Education Series at Unity of Houston: Kundalini Yoga and Unity: A Kindred Practice of Oneness. 1:30pm-4:00pm. Taught by Satmitar K. Khalsa and Mary Fehr. Join us for this informative introduction to Kundalini Yoga. In this session you will learn about the history and purpose of Kundalini Yoga, how it can benefit you, and what a typical class involves as it blends movement, breath, meditation, and mantra. You will also have an opportunity to participate in a Kundalini Yoga meditation. Unity of Houston Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. UnityHouston.org

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10TH – SUNDAY, AUGUST 12TH

mark your calendar Spiritual Freedom Seminar: Eckankar – Ancient Wisdom for Today. Friday, August 10thSunday, Aug 12th. Please join us to experience a weekend of spiritual upliftment and learn more about how to make divine love a greater reality in your life. Hyatt Regency Houston Intercontinental Airport, 425 N Sam Houston Pkwy E, 77060. For information call 281-759-1130.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22ND

Half-day Retreat. 9:00am-12:00pm. Chan/Zen Meditation Classes guided by Ordained Zen Masters of Chung Tai Chan Monastery. Free. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org www.cthouston.org 281-568-1568


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Natural Dentistry supports the body and the mind by finding the cause of dental problems. The dental examination includes noticing systemic and habitual influences. Setting the stage for the body to heal itself includes removing infection and toxins, correcting structure, and providing the best dental materials for you which will promote an outstanding environment for your overall health. Dentistry is my true love and as a true Biological Dentist, I combine modern technology, safe protection protocols, advanced knowledge of biological dentistry and medicine, and a patient-centric approach to enhance the wellness of all my patients. If you have dental issues or currently have silver amalgam fillings, call me today to schedule an appointment. See ad on page 22.

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HealthPro is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. It is our commitment that we help our patients return to a natural state of health and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We achieve this by addressing the patient as a whole and not just a condition. We provide a variety of treatment options including adjustments, muscle therapy, acupuncture, nutritional support, and rehabilitation to name a few. Dr. Alayna Pagnani-Gendron focuses on woman’s health and pediatrics and has her Webster Technique Proficiency Certification and is completing her Pediatric Certification. Visit our website for more information or call to schedule an appointment.

DR. JACKIE ST.CYR, D.C. INNATE CHIROPRACTIC HEALING ARTS CENTER 230 Westcott St. Suite 220 Houston, Tx 77007 (713) 521-2104 InnateChiropractic.com

23 years in practice serving our beloved Houston community. Houston’s home for Network Spinal Analysis / Light Touch Chiropractic. Dr. Jackie’s gentle NeuroStructural approach to health and healing incorporates “fullspine, whole-person” attention and is regarded as one of the world’s most advanced forms of chiropractic care sought after by world leaders, celebrities and beautiful people just like you. Dr. Jackie has received the highest level training in Network Care available. Our center offers regular classes, community events and complimentary consults. Transform your life today beyond your every expectation! FAMILIES WELCOME. Give us a call today! See ad on page 19.

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THREDZ offers a wide selection of hand woven unstitched fabrics, ready to wear clothing for both men and women as well as formal wear. They provide simple, but timelessly cut pieces that have set the bar high as a prestigious fashion label. Whether you need a brand new outfit, or an entire wardrobe, their in-house stylists are more than happy to provide you with assistance to make you look your very best. Visit our website or come by our store, today!

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COLONICS JOYCE LONG’S WELLNESS NSTITUTE 1308 James Street Rosenberg, TX 77471 281-232-7336 JoyceLong.biz

Established 1989 Joyce hasn’t closed. Just relocated. Call to schedule any of the following services: massage therapies, lymphatic drainage massage and facials, reflexology, infra-red sauna, ion cleanse foot or hand baths, Chinese cupping or colon hydrotherapy (prescriptions only- yours or ours). By appointment only. Be well-Stay well. CALL TODAY!

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Experience our Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment to: reduce pain, inflammation and swelling due to athletic injuries, tendinitis, arthritis or lower back pain, raise metabolism and burn more calories for improved weight loss and enhance your mood and increase your endorphins. We also offer Localized Cryotherapy to reduce pain, inflammation and swelling to targeted areas as well as Cryo Facials to reduce swelling and puffiness or to treat specific skin conditions. Visit our website today for more information or to schedule a session. Take advantage of our First Time Special for only $25. Be sure to mention Natural Awakenings when you do.

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Thole.erin@gmail.com Get to the Root Cause of your Health Conditions. Erin has been working in the health and nutrition field for over 9 years specializing and working extensively with those suffering from: autoimmune, digestive, hormonal and inflammatory disorders. She works with each client’s unique biochemistry to determine what dietary, supplementation and lifestyle changes will work best for them as an individual. There is NO one-size-fits-all program. All appointments are conducted via phone! This makes it very easy and convenient to receive care from any location. If you want to reach your true health potential, email Erin today to schedule your FREE 45 minute initial phone consultation. See ad on page 8.

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Have you spent years in hope for finding answers to your symptoms or illnesses? Our vision is to offer people an alternative solution to conventional medicine. Through holistic medicine techniques Dr. Gracie Chukwu is able to determine the nutritional needs of the body to allow it to heal itself. Dr. Chukwu is a Board Certified Doctor of Naturopathy and a Certified Nutrition Counselor in Texas who helps her clients to improve their health with the understanding that each client is unique and has individual needs. By combining the arts of Naturopathy and Nutrition Counseling, Dr. Chukwu is uniquely qualified to help you discover your nutritional needs and bring you back to optimum health. Call today to schedule an appointment.


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ION FOOT DETOX/ OXYGEN THERAPY HEAL WITH NATURAL HERBS

“The Hippest Little Place in Midtown” 3204 Emancipation Ave., Ste.102 A Houston, TX 77004 832-594-9306/ 281-227-0435/281-788-6494 Healwithnaturalherbs.com

Tired of suffering from muscle aches, chronic pain, inflammation, low energy, migraines, allgeries, bloating gas. Ion Foot Detox Special Saturday all-inclusive $50 includes ion foot detox, massage chair, Oxygen Therapy. Call or book online. Saturday appointments only! Available for private parties on days other than Saturday. Call TODAY!

LABYRINTH MEDITATIONS SARAH GISH: LABYRINTH MEDITATIONS

I’ll come to you! 713-492-1173 Sarah@GishCreative.com Subscribe to get info: GishPicks.com

Meditation is well-known as a healing modality and labyrinths are one of the oldest forms of meditation. Sarah leads monthly “Second Saturday Labyrinth Walks” at the Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer downtown and each walk includes a tour of the Center, an introduction to labyrinths (including Houston area ones), and a reflective art activity. Sarah also has a portable labyrinth and can bring one to your group. See ad on page 13.

MASSAGE PHOENIX SCHOOL OF MASSAGE 6600 Harwin Drive Houston, TX 77036 713-974-5976 themassageschool.com

Reduce stress, relieve anxiety, muscle stress or pain. Get a m a s s a g e ! $ 3 5 a n h o u r. Buy 4 massages get one free. That’s only $28 each. Call Today!

THE HEALING PATH MASSAGE 4151 Southwest Freeway, Suite 125 Houston, TX 77027 346-980-5907 Thpmassage.wix.com/Houston

Located conveniently just off the Southwest Freeway, inside The Loop, we are open 10am-10pm Monday-Sunday. We offer Thai Massage to optimize energy flow, Swedish Massage to promote circulation, Deep Tissue to release muscle tension, Trigger Point to relieve a tight area within the muscle, Reflexology to decrease stress, Shiatsu to help the energy (chi) circulate freely, Sports to promote flexibility and decrease risk of injury, and Hot Stones to deeply relax the body. Try our Introductory Thai Combo Massage (10 types of massage in one) for only $39.99. Call today and feel the difference a massage can make. License #ME3188.

The Soul is the voice of the body’s interests. ~George Santayana

MEDICAL INTUITIVE INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES FOR NATURAL HEALING & WELLNESS

LIN WEISS MH, CYT Holistic Healer Medical/ Spiritual Intuitive - Master Teacher Houston, Texas 77025 713-858-8595 linweiss@earthlink.net conscioushealingnow.com

Through her WHOLE-istic approach, Lin weaves inspired wisdom with proven healing traditions for integrating mind/body & soul. ALL NATURAL, ALL THE TIME, she specializes in Homeopathy; Bio-energetic Healing; Neurochemical Analysis/Balance; Chakra Attunement; Nutrition Therapies; Orchid Essences; Zero Energy Balance & more. Addressing a wide range of symptoms, ie: Allergies; ADD/ADHD; OCD: Arthritis; Autistic Spectrum; Chronic Fatigue; Depression; Detoxification; Fibromyalgia; MS; Parkinsons: Trauma Release, etc. Classes: Intuitive Development and Psychology of the Chakras! Call Lin today to find out if she can help you.

MEDITATION CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF HOUSTON

Chan/Zen Meditation Classes Guided by Ordained Zen Masters of Chung Tai Chan Monastery. No fees. Donations are welcome. No prior experience required for beginners. 12129 Bellaire Blvd., Houston 77072 281-568-1568 • zen@cthouston.org CTHouston.org

Beginning Meditation: (A) Wed, 7:30–9:30pm. (B) Sat, 10am– noon. Children Meditation: Sat 10am–noon - For children ages 4–12 and parents. Half-day Retreat: Sun., July 22, 9am-noon, Sun., Aug. 12, 9am-noon. Blessing Ceremony: Sun., July 8, 9am-3:30pm, Sun., Aug. 5, 9am-3:30 pm. Meditation Workshop: Sun., July 15, 10amnoon. Check the web site (event calendar) for the most current information. See ad on page 17.

ISHA FOUNDATION/ INNER ENGINEERING

Norris Conference Center – Westchase 9990 Richmond Avenue Houston, TX 77042 innerengineering.com ishafoundation.org/us/newsletter/centers/ houston/ houston@ishausa.org

The Isha Foundation is an international non-profit dedicated to human wellbeing. Founded by Sadhguru who is a yoga, mystic and a visionary, the Isha Foundation/Inner Engineering offers spirituality to every human being, to ensure that each individual can experience the deepest core of life within. The local Houston group sponsors monthly meditation, yoga and instructional meetings. Check their website for dates, times and locations.

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UNIVERSAL DOOR MEDITATION CENTER 15202 Dora Lane Sugar Land, TX 77498 281-565-9718 UniversalDoor.org

Awake Meditation is about Waking Up and breaking the system of ego, to live in Aw a k e n e d h a p p i n e s s always. Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien, guides students step by step how to return to their original Awake Mind in this lifetime. Imagine living with no stress, no fear, no anxieties, no worry, no conflicts, no blaming, no judging, no confusion. Wake Up to live truly happy, with clarity and purpose! For more information, call for a free orientation, tour, and sample practice of what Awake meditation can do for you! Thurs 7-9pm-- The Basics of Awake Meditation, Fri 7-10pm-- Advanced Meditation, Saturday (all day)-- Awake Volunteering, Sun 11:00am-12:30pm-- Dharma talk, Sun 11:00am12:30pm-- Youth and Teen Awake Program. See our ad on page 6.

NEW DECISION THERAPY WELLNESS CONSULTATIONS

ACTIVATE OZONE SAUNA THERAPY

If you or someone you care about is suffering from addictions, compulsive behavior patterns, unhealthy relationship patterns, anxiety, phobias, depression or f eelin g stuck N ew D ecisio n TherapyTM can help. NDT uses applied and behavioral kinesiology to identify emotional trauma which may be the root cause of the problem. Once the traumatic experience that caused the behavior has been identified, the negative impact on body and mind can be cleared. Call Dr. Nettie Ramsay, N.D. today to schedule your initial consultation.

Discover the amazing effects of ozone sauna therapy which helps to oxygenate your blood vessels and aids in relieving muscle soreness in athletes, pain due to arthritis, cancer treatment symptoms, and more. Ozone sauna therapy removes harmful toxins from the body while cleansing and refreshing it as well. We are dedicated to providing the best ozone sauna therapy in the Houston area and are open 7 days a week from 10am-6pm. Book your appointment online today. You will leave feeling more refreshed than ever before!

12900 Queensberry Lane, Suite 201 Houston, TX 77079 281-794-5255 drnettie.net

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NATURAL HORMONES DR. FISHER ROAD 2 WELLNESS

Dr. LaTronica Fisher, DNP, ANP, GNP, RN 4544 Post Oak Place Dr. STE #254 Houston, Texas 77027 DrFisherRoad2Wellness.com 713 520-8188

Say goodbye to hot flashes, night sweats, depression, PCOS, thyroid problems, low libido and more. There is a 100% natural way to restore your body’s hormone balance without using either synthetic prescription hormones or bio-identical hormones. Your body already knows how to produce the correct amount of hormones. It’s just a matter of stimulating it to do so. Call me today for your FREE consultation and be on your way to a younger body and a good night’s sleep.

7921 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024 713-468-5665 factoryfineeyewear.com

Do you need new eyeglasses? Whether you are looking for premium or generic eye ware, Alex Atuesta at Factory Eyeglass Outlet has something for you. They feature both premium Zeise lenses cut in house and generic lenses starting at $99 along with a wide selection of the latest frames. Alex and his staff also do eyeglass repair and offer lifetime adjustments for their customers. Experience their friendly, professional one on one service the next time you need new eyeglasses or need your eyeglasses repaired. Factory Eyeglass Outlet accepts most insurance plans.

ORGANIC RESORT & SPA DEER LAKE LODGE AND SPA

NATURAL WATER FILTRATION & TREATMENT ACCENT NATURAL WATER Whole House Water Treatment 23206 I-45 North Spring, TX 77373 281-773-5441 AccentH20.com

DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S I N Y O U R WAT E R ? Houston has the 6th worst water in the country. Our system takes out chlorine, pesticides and more. Plus, we treat and condition the water to make it healthier for your family. More than a water softener, table top unit or RO alone. Healthy water from every faucet or shower. Member BBB-A+ rating since the 80’s. Don’t delay. Call Henry today! 281-773-5441

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OZONE THERAPY

10500 Deer Lake Lode Rd. Montgomery Tx 77316 936-647-1383 DeerLakeLodge.com

Can’t lose weight? Feeling Sluggish? Don’t have the energy you used to have? Let us help undo the damage from over-consumption and poor food choices. Our program of fasting, juicing, cleansing and colonics is designed to energize, strengthen and enlighten. All natural, organic, resort and spa. Immerse yourself in personal attention from our staff while indulging in our many body-pampering and beautifying spa treatments. Call of visit our website to book your stay today! See ad on page 2.

www.NaturalAwakenings-Houston.com

2034-A W Gray St Suite 113 In the Phenix Suites- River Oaks Shopping Center Houston, TX 77019 713-294-8075 activateozone.com

PAIN RELIEF AUNT ALBERTA’S REMEDY

Homeopathic Pain Relief Cream 973-715-9097 info@AlbertasPainRelief.com albertaspainrelief.com

Need Relief from Arthritis? Try Aunt Alberta’s Remedy to ease muscular aches and joint pain. Her Remedy is a homeopathic pain relief cream that penetrates deep into the skin and muscle tissues. Get beneficial relief from sciatica, fibromyalgia, arthritis, neuralgia, gout, and more. All-natural ingredients! Do you want to feel a real difference from the nagging aches of arthritis? Feel less pain & have more range of motion? Use Aunt Alberta’s Pain Relief Cream! Get relief today! Great buy, get a 4oz jar for $15! Visit our website for other options and to see what people say about Aunt Alberta’s Remedy, and purchase some TODAY!

PERSONAL COACH ENLIGHTENED SPIRITUAL SOLUTIONS TAROT AND PERSONAL CONSULTING 713-782-8087 enlightenedspiritualsolutions.com

Joelle is a professional Tarot reader who lives here in Houston and who has established clientele throughout the United States as well as abroad. She studied metaphysics for over 30 years and started card reading in 1985. She uses Tarot as well as other psychic gifts to help assist her clients in making better choices and live happier lives as a result. She will often offer coaching along with her Tarot readings, and is best in assisting with decision making and the resolving of pressing issues her clients may come to her for. She is available via phone or in office private consultations Tues-Sat. Visit her website for more information and call today to schedule an appointment.


POOLS & SPAS ACCENT OUTDOORS 23206 I-45 North Spring, TX 77373 281-651-7600 AccentOutdoors.com

Slip into that warm, bubbly spa and rejuvenate yourself with your family. Dine in the cool evening breeze under your beautiful gazebo overlooking the serene waters of your pool or spa. Accent Outdoors has been making Houstonian’s backyard dreams a reality for over 43 years. We look forward to adding you and your family to our long list of satisfied customers. Visit our website for more information and call or drop by for a FREE estimate. Start living your outdoor dreams TODAY!

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HOUSTON AREA ECKANKAR CENTER 11231 Richmond Ave., D-106 Houston, TX 77082 281-759-1130 eckankar-texas.org/site/centers/houston/

The Path of Spiritual Freedom redefines the experience of religion. It offers an individual the spiritual tools needed to walk one’s own journey home to God. You are warmly invited to join us in our ECK Light and Sound Services, book discussions, spiritual discussions, roundtable forums, community HU Songs, and video presentations of our spiritual leader’s talks. Please check our events listings and feel free to drop in. Pick up a free book, browse our library, watch a video, or listen to some uplifting music.See ad on page 10.

THE SERENITY RETREAT

2060 N. Loop W. Frwy, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77018 713-649-7729 serenityretreat.com

If you are seriously ready to get rid of the emotional pain in your life, God is ready too. We’ll help you connect with the living Lord and feel peace wherever you feel negative emotions. We know how to help you get into Christ’s presence where you’re going to be transformed. We see it every day here at Serenity Retreat. Come join us! Eight convenient locations in the Houston area. One hour and over night retreats available. Realize your greatest POTENTIAL! Visit our website for more information and call today schedule an appointment. See ad on page 7.

SCHOOLS PHOENIX SCHOOL OF MASSAGE 6600 Harwin Drive Houston, TX 77036 713-974-5976 themassageschool.com

BEGIN THE CAREER YOU WILL LOVE TO PUT YOUR HANDS TO! As a Licensed Massage Therapist you can enjoy life as you work at a spa, wellness center, doctor’s office, or even begin your own practice. Begin today, the career that will change your life!

SPIRITUALITY GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4040 West Bellfort Street Houston, TX 77025 713-666-1408 GraceInHouston.org

We are a welcoming Christian community sharing our spiritual journeys through worship, fellowship and outreach. Grounded in both Episcopal worship and ancient practices, we are faithful to the rich traditions of our church while also open to creative expressions of our faith in worship and ministries. Come and be with us for any or all of our many programs and services.

UNITY OF HOUSTON 2929 Unity Drive Houston TX 77057 713-782-4050 Unityhouston.org

Unity of Houston offers positive, practical teachings that support spiritual evolution and abundant living. The Unity movement is open and welcoming of all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability or sexual orientation. We take an extremely positive approach to life, emphasizing our Oneness in God and the goodness in people and all of life.

UNITY SPIRITUAL CENTER OF GREATER HOUSTON Our new home. 13615 Kluge Road Cypress, Texas 77429 281-374-7085 unityspiritualcenterhouston.org

Ours is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus - as well as other master teachers and the power of prayer. Unity teaches that each person is a unique expression of God created with sacred worth. Living from that awareness transforms our lives and the world. Unity recognizes that there are many expressions of family life. All are welcome. Unity creates an affirming environment that fosters positive self-image, personal responsibility and unconditional love and acceptance. If you want to know God and to experience God at work in your life, join us on Sundays! You’ll discover a warm, caring community of ordinary people living extraordinary lives.

THERMOGRAPHY THERMAL IMAGING SERVICES

Angel Marlow, CNHP, CAHC, CCT 24550 Kingsland Blvd. Katy, TX 77494 713-621-4406 angel@thermalimagingtexas.com ThermalImaingTexas.com

No Compression, No Radiation, Painless. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging or Thermography, creates images that illustrate heat patterns in the body. The thermal images are analyzed for abnormalities that may be signs of disease in the body. Thermography can be conducted onsite at your business through Thermal Imaging Services for Corporate Wellness. Locations in: Houston, Humble, Tomball, Katy, Beaumont, The Woodlands, and Tyler. Call for current schedule and to make an appointment. See ad on page 17.

WELLNESS COACHING THE CENTER FOR INTENTIONAL HEALING

Shannon McLain, MS 1728 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX 77005 262-470-8944 thecenterforintentionalhealing.com

Do you ever forget to take care of yourself? I know. You’re busy, and finding the time to take proper care of yourself can be hard. But if you don’t, it won’t be long before you’re battered from exhaustion and operating in a mental fog where it’s hard to care about anything or anyone. Wellness coaching is an empowering and effective way for people to actively engage in their own self-care by collaborating with a professional coach. Visit our website today for more information or to book an appointment.

YOGA YOGA FOR MENTAL & PHYSICAL HAPPINESS

FACILITATED BY LIN WEISS, CERTIFIED YOGA THERAPIST INTEGRATIVE HATHA YOGA Wednesday 9:30am Yin Yoga for Deep Tissue Release Saturdays 9:30am Theraputic Hatha Yoga Houston Ayurveda Center 3222 Mercer Street Houston, TX 77027 713-858-8595 linweiss@earthlink.net conscioushealingnow.com

Lin Weiss is the founder/owner of Yoga for Mental & Physical Happiness. Her passion for yoga is evidenced by her warm & personable teaching style. Small classes afford individual instruction for students of any level, making progress attainable & real. Lin loves helping students use yoga to find balance & overcome limitations. Her classes are at the same time energizing, & relaxing, as she focuses on creating a supportive & joyful environment for her students. Private sessions available by appt. Call today!

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