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reetings! As I write this letter in late May, the weather is great but definitely getting warmer. We have been spending so much time outside at various outdoor yoga and marketing events and taking our pack to the dog park and I hope by the time it really gets hot we will be acclimated. It’s easy living in Houston to complain about the traffic or the crazy drivers and how difficult it can be to get anywhere in Houston but in many ways, ours is a very livable city. I enjoy the bikeways and bike trails especially the beautifully landscaped ones along Buffalo Bayou. As the system is gradually expanded, I hope that one day soon, I can bike safely almost anywhere I want to go in the city. If you want to enjoy biking around Houston but don’t own a bike, you can rent one from any of the many B-Cycle kiosks. The many parks scattered around the city are another feature that makes Houston livable. We enjoy nature walks in The Arboretum and Memorial Park. T.C. Jester is within walking distance when our basenjis need a good run. It has also a major disc golf course, but I have yet to try that popular outdoor sport. Cindy and I are looking forward to taking in a play at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park this season. Downtown there is Market Square where Critical Mass assembles on last Fridays of the month and Discovery Green where we enjoyed this year’s Earth Day celebration. Midtown Park is one of Houston’s newest and is the location of the monthly YoUniverSoul Community Yoga events. One last thing that I think makes Houston a livable city is our great ethnic diversity. As a special Mother’s Day treat our daughter-in-law cooked dinner and our son sprang for an Uber ride to and from their house to ours. Our first driver was from Azerbaijan and the second was from the U.S. Virgin Islands so we had a two very interesting conversations. We don’t eat out often but when we do, it is so much fun to try out a different cuisine from a different part of the world. It’s also fun to learn to cook some of those dishes at home and nice that there are ethnic groceries right here in Houston where you can buy the ingredients and spices. So, next time you are stuck in traffic on the West Loop or 45 North, take a few deep breaths. You might as well since you won’t get where you are going quicker by becoming frustrated. Think about some of the good things we have in our city and make plans to enjoy them just as soon as you can. Maybe we will see you around the city this month.
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The Meaning of Grace
by Rev. Michael Gott - Senior Minister, Unity of Houston ately I’ve been drawn to the idea of “grace.” The word has really evolved in its meaning for me on my spiritual path. As a child in the fundamentalist Christian faith, what it meant for me was the idea that I’m unworthy and can only connect with the Divine if I’m “saved by grace.” In my early twenties, I began my deeper spiritual exploration and put the term behind me, along with other words and concepts that were separating and dualistic. When I first began to study and practice the teachings of oneness and the interconnectedness of all of life, I felt empowered. The same Divine Creative Energy that made and sustains the cosmos is alive in me! Beating my heart. Breathing my breath. Dreaming my dreams. This changed everything. But somewhere in the last few years, I’ve realized that I tend to become too responsible. While I am co-creating my experiencing of reality with God, I’m not creating everything. And I’m not creating alone. I’ve come to understand that Spirit is supporting me and loving me even beyond my conscious mind and intention. Life is gifting us and lifting us all the time. Eric Butterworth, a revered Unity teacher, minister, and author says it this way: “The whole Universe is on your side. Life is forever biased on the side of healing, on the side of overcoming, on the side of success.” Our spiritual work is to align ourselves with this Good and accept it. We are worthy. This, to me, feels like grace.
June Sunday Service talk titles with Rev. Michael Gott: JUNE 3RD “Doing Our Work” JUNE 10TH “On Holy Ground” JUNE 17TH “The Blessings of the Father” JUNE 24TH We are Unity!” Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Drive, Houston, TX 77057. See ad on page 35.
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 one, you can reshape your life. Expecting a better day helps to create a better day. Summer is the time of the year when we often spend more time outdoors, get more exercise, and perhaps plant and take care of a garden. All of those things can lead to better health. Our bodies, minds, and souls also need play, relaxation, and rest. Find those activities that allow you to forget your day to day responsibilities, make you laugh, and relax. Promise yourself that you will feed your inner child this month and follow through.
Here is the affirmation that I am using: I take time for recreation and relaxation. Let’s all have a playful summer and keep it going all year. 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 is a successful life coach, workshop leader and lecturer in the field of personal development. He is also an amazing intuitive. Check out his new podcast at Blissfulquests.com or go to iTunes and search for Blissful Quests with Doyle Ward. Doyle Ward, Blissful Quests® See ad on page 23.
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he Jung Center is delighted to introduce our new Mind, Body, Spirit Institute lead by Dr. Alejandro Chaoul. Through the Institute, we bring focus to the question that classes at The Jung Center have long sought to address: How do we keep up with a fast-paced world while still cultivating whole, meaningful lives and relationships? A natural expression of The Jung Center’s mission and rooted firmly in its 60-year history of serviing the Houston community, the Institute offers programs that will reduce stress, improve health and nourish the human spirit. Classes will provide a rejuvenation and a remedy to life’s hectic pace, offering real options for new ways to approach life and reconnect with our human spirit.’ ‘ The Institute’s programs include: • Compassionate Professional Renewal- Classes utilize meditation, lecture, peer discussion and movement techniques to reduce stress in the workplace. • MBSI Certificate- The certificate program is a year-long, in depth study designed for nurses, psychotherapists, yoga practitioners, spiritual leaders and other in the healing arts. • MBSI Classes- New and experienced students looking for their own path toward stress reduction may participate in short and long-term classes. For more information or to schedule a class please contact Dr. Alejandro Chaoul at email@example.com or 713-524-8253 x15. The Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006. mbsihouston.org.
Bhojan Vegetarian Indian Cuisine
ocated in the corner of the Hillcroft Plaza Shopping Center on Hillcroft Street, Bhojan Restaurant is much larger than it looks from the outside. It is a quiet place to get an inexpensive lunch or dinner with both table and booth seating. In addition to the main dining room they also have a large banquet room that is perfect for parties and receptions. They serve Punjabi and Gujarati vegetarian food thali style from a buffet. Gujarati is from a state in western India and thali is food served in small stainless-steel bowls on a large platter. So, it’s perfect for people who don’t like their food to touch. You can also order from the menu and to-go but their buffet is always fresh and it allows me to try many different new foods to learn which I like. The buffet consists of five vegetables, two rice’s, two soups, two farshan, two sweets and several sides. This time, I chose the ondhiya, dal, mutter paneer, pulav and carrot halwa. They have a variety of drinks but I usually just have water, which is served room temperature. This is supposed to be healthier and I think It allows me to enjoy the flavors of the food better. Variety of flavors and contrast is important with thali. The ondhiya was spicy and buttery. The dal was savory and you could really taste the tomato. The paneer was nicely chewy with a slightly sweet sauce. I really like palak paneer and this was my first experience with mutter paneer. It was good but I still like palak better. Pulav is a rice dish, very similar to a pilaf and is much more flavorful than the plain white rice. The carrot halwa was my dessert. The meal is served with hot roti, which is a buttered flat bread. Be sure to get some pani puri from the side buffet. Pani puri are small round puffs that are hollow and fried crisp. You make a small hole in them with your spoon and fill them with a mix of potato and chick peas or chutney. You can also fill them with yogurt if you want something cooling but really you can fill them with anything. They are a common Indian snack food and a fun addition to your meal. Cindy and I will definitely come back to Bhojan since the quality is always dependable and each time the buffet has slightly different dishes. If you visit them be sure to mention that you learned about them in Natural Awakenings magazine. Bhojan Restaurant, 5901 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77036. bhojanusa.com. June 2018
“Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition” Makes it way to Houston presented by Brilliant Entertainment
Author Publishes Forward-Thinking Book
uthor David Kline has published a new book, Change a Letter, Change Your Life. The book gives readers the opportunity to learn about the law of attraction and how to use it to improve their lives. Encouraging readers to move beyond the phrase, I’ll believe it when I see it, Kline suggests readers take the initiative to formulate a new way of thinking by changing the w in when to a t, so that the resulting updated phrase becomes: I believe, then I see. “What a difference one letter can make,” notes Kline. “It can change everything from a negative and stagnant approach to life, to a positive and forwardthinking stance. But changing that one letter in your belief system may be one of the hardest things you ever have to do. It means giving up your old thought processes and early programming and moving fearlessly ahead into uncharted territory.” The book is available for sale at Amazon. com. For more information, visit DaveNJasper.com. See ad page 11.
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel runs June 8-July 31 at The Corinthian Houston ith 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 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. Tickets for “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel”, are available now through BrilliantLectures.org. Prices $20 per person; $15 seniors and military; $10 students under 21 and a limited number of VIP Reception tickets are offered at $100 each for opening night June 8th, which includes cocktails and appetizers. Proceeds from the VIP Reception benefit Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
The hours for the Exhibition are 10:00am-8:00pm Monday-Saturday and 12:00pm-7:00pm Sunday. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.etix. com/ticket/p/5929112/michelangelos-sistine-chapel-exhibitionjune-3-july-312018-houstoncorinthian.To request a press pass, or for any other media inquiries, please email: info@ brilliantlectures.org. To learn more about this event and other upcoming productions, visit BrilliantLectures.org. The Corinthian, 202 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002. See ad on the back cover. www.NaturalAwakenings-Houston.com
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Houston BCycle provides visitors and residents with a sustainable, affordable, healthy and fun transportation option
s Houston’s official bike share program, Houston BCycle manages 59 bike stations throughout Downtown, Midtown, Montrose, Rice University, East End, and more. Users can check out BCycles and return them to any station within the network– the bikes are intended for replacing short, single-occupant car trips. Since its launch in 2012, Houston BCycle has seen increased usage and system growth in each consecutive year. In 2017, the system set all-time highs in riders (52,332), trips (142,257), and miles traveled (964,589). Additionally, Houston BCycle riders collectively burned more than 38 million calories and offset over 900,000 pounds of carbon emissions. With Houston Galveston Area Council predicting that Houston will add 4.1 million new residents and 3.3 million automotive vehicles to the region by 2045, the desire for more bike and bike share infrastructure should only continue to grow. To that end, Houston BCycle is currently working through grant funding to expand its network to 100 stations and 1,000 bikes. One facet of this ongoing expansion includes 14 stations in the Texas Medical Center. Houston BCycle is honored to participate in the transformation of one of Houston’s preeminent districts into a pedestrian and bike-friendly space. As the recently-updated Houston Bike Plan begins to receive funding, Houston BCycle looks forward to operating its system within an increased grid of safe, high-comfort bike lanes. Houston BCycle bikes themselves are equipped with multiple safety features, including auto-generated front and back lights and fully-reflective sidewall. The system is approaching 1,000,000 total rides with an exemplary safety record–no one has ever had a fatal accident on a Houston BCycle. If you’re interested in joining Houston BCycle, you can sign up for unlimited access to the system at $9 monthly or $99 annually. Simply download the BCycle app (Apple/ Android Store) or visit houston.bcycle.com/join-now and you can sign up to join the revolution. Exploring Houston by bike has never been easier–start to see your city on two wheels.
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New Healthy Coffee Alternative Success by Health (SBH), a new, re-branded company in the healthy lifestyle industry with its Reishi Mushroom-infused coffee products, now offers two healthy coffee products—Café Noir and Café Latte—in the natural beverage niche market for sales affiliates. They are formulated with the Reishi (Ganoderma) Mushroom, to help eliminate unhealthy caffeine in coffee, and with it, the unpleasant metabolic crashes associated with conventional coffee products. They smooth out the traditional highs, lows, jitters and resulting negative pH levels in the body. SBH is the latest direct marketing company started by Jay Noland, a former professional baseball player well-known in the direct selling industry. His business model eliminates the retail middleman through individual, independent sales affiliates. Each affiliate purchases a packet of Café Noir, the standard black coffee, for 68 cents a cup, and asks others they know and meet, “Do you drink coffee?” It’s an easy way to initiate a dialogue about the latest in healthy coffee. SBH founding members and independent affiliates are Dr. James Marinakis, an internationally recognized alternative medicine practitioner, in Boca Raton, Florida, and Jo Dee Baer, an age-group record-setting triathlete and health coach in Central Florida. To join the SBH team as an affiliate and improve health while increasing wealth, call 800-681-4926 or email 68CentsACup@gmail.com. See ad on page 21.
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Cincinnati has contracted with the energy company Dynegy to purchase 100 percent renewable energy to operate most of its municipal facilities through at least 2021. The green energy will power police and fire stations, health clinics, recreation centers and most administrative buildings, including city hall. The city’s greenhouse gas emissions will be cut by more than 9 percent and its utility rates by more than $100,000 annually. The deal will bring the city closer to its goal of running on 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.
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A new Ukrainian homebuilding startup called Passivdom uses a 3-D printing robot to produce parts for tiny houses. The machine can print the walls, roof and floor of the company’s 380-square-foot model in about eight hours. The windows, doors and self-contained plumbing, sewage and self-electrical systems are then added by a human worker. Solar energy is stored in a battery. Filtered water collects from humidity in the air. Prices start at $64,000 per house (Passivedom). M.A.DI., in Italy, produces prefabricated A-frame houses in five sizes that can be set up anywhere. The basic model is rated an energy class B, but can be upgraded with an option of adding solar panels to make the structures energy-independent. Homes made by Lifehaus blend low-cost, off-grid appeal with holistic living and luxurious details. The Lebanon company is pioneering energy-neutral dwellings made from locally sourced and recycled materials. Green home dwellers will also be able to generate electricity and grow their own food.
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Thy Name is Balance by Lin Weiss
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty.” - John Keats
here is a pervasive confusion in modern American culture about what is beautiful, authentic and healthy. My maternal grandmother, born at the turn of the 20th century, used to say to me “Pretty is, as pretty does.” As much as the clichés of my mothers’ and grandmother’s eras used to befuddle me, I now hear their voices with great clarity of purpose, and the understanding of a genuinely clever approach to inspire foundations of humility and truth into my formative psyche. Simply put, it is an idiom that means: one’s looks are not an accurate indicator of their kindness or goodness. At the same time my grandmother also valued physical beauty. She was half Cherokee and her nighttime rituals of facial-massage with witch hazel and castor oil proved their efficacy, well into her tenth decade. At 102 years of age her skin was remarkable. I do not recall any fretting over age or disdain for the golden years. Just a joyful discipline of care for the temple she’d been given. She grew her own vegetables; she worked hard in her garden and diligently to maintain beauty as a priority in her home. She revered a ritualistic attention to natural detoxification habits and daily spiritual practices. I believe these customs are directly attributable to her longevity. We are bombarded today by messages about what we should or could be, indicating that we are not enough. The truth is, we already are enough. No one can sell you a miracle cream, sensational supplement, wonder drug or supernatural treatment unless they can convince you of the lack in your life. To be convinced requires a pre-existing belief system that colludes with what is being marketed or sold. Our thoughts create our reality. Beauty comes from within.
It is important to nourish yourself with whole, organic, lifegiving foods and appropriate exercise. Hydration is a well-known compliment to the care and feeding of vibrant skin and emotional and physical balance. It’s no secret that our emotional wellbeing affects the quality of our skin, facial features and vitality. Chronic negativity will cultivate lines on the face regardless of the most sensational treatments. Beauty is an inside job. Joy, laughter and a playful spirit are well-known attributes that coincide with radiant beauty. Gratitude is another conscious practice that raises the quality of thought, energy and resonance within body, mind and soul. Beauty accompanies such conscious thought. Mindfulness practices such as yoga or tai chi, and present-moment awareness through meditation rank high on the list for reducing lines on the face and stilling the mind. Vitality comes from a deep, self-replenishing well of compassion for self and other, and is reflected in one’s countenance, skin and complexion. We hear a lot about “The Law of Attraction” these days. The Law of Attraction is a belief that thinking about something attracts it and causes it to manifest in your life. I have been working with the Universal process of manifesting all my life and have become quite efficient at manifesting parking places! Seriously, all of us have been working with this concept, whether, consciously or unconsciously. Good and extravagant thoughts bring more good and abundance into our lives, just as negativity and lack breed more negativity appearing as more lack. How did you just react to the word extravagant? Is there a negative association? Is that your belief or someone else’s? These habitual belief systems create habitual ways of being, they call for a meticulous self-honesty, and a thorough examination of how we create our own realities through thought, active choice or unconscious response. Do you love whom you see in the mirror?
“Beauty is the purest feeling of the soul. Beauty arises when the soul is satisfied.” - Amit Ray If you struggle with self-love and acceptance, it’s important to first ask whose messages you are trying to live up to. Take inventory of what makes your heart sing and make your happiness a priority. Be your own authority. Take back your power. You are your miracle. Just turning up the corners of your mouth, whether you feel like smiling or not, generates a neuromuscular response that sends happy signals to the brain. Joy and happiness, just like everything else, require dedicated practice for proficiency. This will make you feel radiant! A harbinger of beauty.
“Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.” - Henry Van Dyke
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Salutation to the Sun by Dana Shamas
This is the first in what I hope is a monthly series of articles about some aspect of yoga written by local yoga instructors and yoginis.
appy Summer Solstice! June marks the full swing of summer and SUN. Summer solstice is the brightest day of the year - the longest day of the year, the most hours of sunlight. Here in Texas we feel it in full force. In our yoga practice, we look to the outside world - nature, to give us guidance and reflection on our inner world. I love to use this time of year - our outer brightness to remind us of our inner brightness. In modern life, we tend to focus on experiencing the world through external sources or cues - what are others doing, what should the yoga pose look like - literally how light shines on the outside. Yet in many cultures light has long been a symbol of consciousness, and consciousness cannot be seen but rather felt and experienced - allowing your internal cues to guide your experience. (This is the kind of yoga we teach at Bayou Bliss.) In yoga, though there is the physicality and ‘look’ of the pose, as you move and become aware of how your body is moving, our awareness shifts from sight to feeling. Feeling is the predominant practice and teachings of yoga. Feeling your body, feeling your breath, feeling through each sensation that arises. As we journey into our bodies and into feeling we begin to expand our awareness and experience
consciousness. We can actually begin to feel, understand and know our own inner light. Most yoga practices begin with a Surya Namaskara, Sanskrit for ‘salutations to the sun’. Many ancient cultures revered the sun as a primal source of power, after all without it we could not sustain life on earth. This dynamic sequence symbolically honors the outer sun, and the inner sun - our consciousness. Sun Salutations allows practitioners to literally light up their body and being. The physical practice engages all major muscle groups and moves almost every joint in the body, warming up the body, lubricating the joints and getting rid of what is stagnate. Once you are comfortable with the physical movement, linking the breath and the movement builds a bridge to inner consciousness and awareness. So often people experience a sense of lightness physically, mentally, and emotionally - at the end of their practice. This is the aim of yoga, and the sun salutations are intentionally designed to create this connection and lightness, connecting further with your inner light and Truth. So much of the time we spend hunched over a computer, a phone, a steering wheel - shoulders rolled forward, chest looking down. Our own inner light www.NaturalAwakenings-Houston.com
is dimmed by just our posture. This gets translated into your yoga practice with shoulders rolling forward in common pose like Tadanasa/mountain pose and plank, key features in Surya Namaskara. Physically this misalignment can lead to shoulder pain or injury. And so often we try and force things to be better - force those shoulders to pull back or stand up straight. However, when we look at nature, when we look at the sun we are reminded that it simply shines, no force required. In your yoga practice this month, I encourage you to think of your inner brightness shining as bright as the sun. Ground through your feet, lift up through your inner thighs and lower belly, feel the midline of your body and lift through the crown of your head up to the sun. Feel that inner lift in the body, and take a deep breath into the whole body. Notice how the chest brightens and lifts and the shoulders naturally fall down the back. Allow yourself to shine forward front, that place of inner strength and brightness. Another exercise: find the midline of the body, take a deep breath, place one hand on the sternum and one hand on the crown of the head, take a deep breath in. Let/Feel your sternum rise as you length up through the midline of the body. Keep that inner lift as you exhale. Repeat 2 more times. Notice how your body feels. Notice how the wholeness of you feels. Here at Bayou Bliss we offer The OM Practice as one of our main sequences. This is a sequence that is available to all levels of practice from beginners to advanced, for all ages, and all bodies. The practice can be modified to meet your needs as it is intended to support you through all phases of life and designed to help you move with and enjoy your inner light. This practice teaches you how to move with YOUR body without pain, for you to live in more freedom and create a fuller life. Come visit the Bayou Bliss Yoga Studios as we practice together to shine towards our inner light! Bayou Bliss Yoga, 808 W Main Street, Houston, TX 77006. 713-955-0900. bayoublissyoga.com
Always Connect with Love by Sarah Gish
e heal when we truly see each other. This is why support groups work so well – therapeutic ones, 12 Step ones, anything in which we connect heart-to-heart in deep ways. It starts with something as simple as exchanging names. Almost 10 years ago, Dr. Atul Gawande wrote a groundbreaking book, The Checklist Manifesto, which was a guidebook for doctors in the operating room. One of the first things he brought up – something alarmingly simple – really struck me: he said that when everyone in the operating room exchanged names, the percentage of errors reduced dramatically. Knowing who was there kicked off something he called an “activation phenomenon.” When people were connected right at the start, they “activate” and participate. We help each other when we know each other. Just connecting isn’t enough, however. It’s connecting with LOVE that makes a difference. This means that you are connecting with compassion, without judgement. That you are stepping into the other person’s shoes and are stopping to really see them. I connect with love by being curious about the person in front of me. Who are they? What does their name mean? Are they having a good day? What ignites their life?
I also connect with love through my hugs. They’re different: I hug heart-toheart, which means I’ll connect my left side to your left side since much of our heart is on the left. There’s literally a little buzz when we do that, as we connect physically heart to heart! Try it and you’ll see what I mean. Connecting with love isn’t hard once you make the time to slow down and activate. 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 June, my focus is Way #6: “Connect with love. (love)” and to live out this Way, I suggest that you do two things. First, please make it a habit to exchange names with everyone who crosses your path. If you have time, ask them how their day is going. Secondly, meet up with a friend for coffee or drinks. As I sat writing this article in Phoenicia, thinking that I should suggest it as a place to hang out, two of my friends (Jonathan Beitler and Elaine Dillard) walked in and we all heart-hugged as we connected with love. Being together makes life that much better! 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 email@example.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.
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ver the years, I have come to appreciate the gift of spiritual freedom granted to us by God. Harold Klemp, the spiritual leader of Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom, has stated that “spiritual freedom underlies all freedom.” What does it mean to be spiritually free? For the most part, we are taught from an early age that this is our only life. At the end of this life, we either go to some promised afterlife or we simply cease to exist. There are many people, however, who do not see our existence in such simple terms. They consider their lives to be an exquisite tapestry—a symphony of complex rhythms and harmonies supported by a deep undercurrent that connects all things, all beings, all experiences, and all events. When I was a boy growing up in Alaska, I would often spend time in the cold arctic air, gazing up at the seemingly infinite blanket of stars. I marveled at the stunning display—God’s canopy upon which was painted millions of brilliant points of light; the wispy, gentle glow of the Milky Way; and, on certain nights, the effervescent dance of the northern lights. All enticed me to ask the age-old questions,
What am I? Who am I? Why am I? My journey for true answers eventually led me to Eckankar, a body of spiritual teachings different and unique, yet at once familiar. I learned that all religions and spiritual paths are valid and important. The Eckankar teachings stress that God is divine love and that all creation springs from that fountain of love. Simply put, God loves all life equally without favoring one person, one nation, one race, or one way of belief over another. This is not what I had been taught to believe as a child. One of the fundamental Eckankar
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The Gift of Spiritual Freedom
teachings is that my true identity is Soul and that I have a mind and physical body that I use for experience. This is contrary to the common belief that “I” am made up of a mind, body, and personality that possess some undefinable thing called a soul. I discovered that, as Soul, I am on a journey of Self-Realization and God-Realization—a journey that transcends lifetimes. As the body and mind wear out, Soul comes back to a new body and mind, continuing its journey, living one lifetime as a woman, another as a man; a lifetime in Asia, another in Europe; a life of privilege and riches, another of despair and poverty. Soul adopts whatever roles it needs to learn more about itself and God. The spiritual freedom that God has granted Soul is the freedom to explore all facets of life, unbound by a single lifetime or a need to fear eternal judgement following this one. However, before the fruits of spiritual freedom can be enjoyed, that freedom must first be realized. Spiritual freedom begins with accepting total selfresponsibility for all our thoughts, words, actions, and emotions. We are the creators of our world, a world where we can neither blame nor credit others for our life situations. Realizing spiritual freedom and accepting total responsibility for our lives requires understanding the spiritual laws of life. These laws are as changeless as are the laws of nature ... like gravity. You cannot challenge a spiritual law in court. Nor can you hide from it. One such law is the Law of Karma, which governs cause and effect (for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, even at the emotional
and mental levels). Karma assures that you reap what you sow. Another law, the Law of Facsimiles, governs the principle that “all effects in life are brought about by the thoughts and pictures in the mind of the individual.” I’ve only scratched the surface. Many more spiritual laws govern how we experience life in ways that benefit us. Understanding those laws and living in harmony with them is paramount to Soul expanding in consciousness and grace. The gift of spiritual freedom given by God to Soul is a gift beyond measure. It is a gift of choice. Soul is given complete freedom to choose how it wishes to live and what it wishes to experience and learn. The spiritual laws of life serve as guideposts to aid Soul in its journey to Self- and GodRealization. Soul becomes the conscious, active participant in the spiritual creation and not simply an unconscious effect of life. For more information about Eckankar, or about a spiritual freedom seminar in August, please see the ad on page 19.
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LIVABLE COMMUNITIES WE LOVE Good for People and the Planet by John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist
any people define a livable city as one that is easy to get around in by foot, bike or public transportation. Many also prioritize ready access to fresh, local, organic food via farmers’ markets and community gardens. Others champion affordable housing and cost of living factors, safe neighborhoods with a diversity of people, careful stewardship of clean air and water, and plentiful amenities, including considerable open space and natural settings. Many work to preserve and enhance a sense of place suited to the locale. Partners for Livable Communities, a national nonprofit in Washington, D.C.,
that renews and restores communities, maintains, “Livability is the sum of the factors that add up to a community’s quality of life, including the built and natural environments, economic prosperity, social stability and equity, educational opportunity and cultural, entertainment and recreation possibilities.” The American Association of Retired Persons considers livable communities as age-friendly for young and old alike. Along with economic opportunities, a leading stimulus in moving to urban centers is, “More people are looking for a sociable environment where they can walk out of their door to the shops or transit
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In Pittsburgh, revitalization is transforming 10,000 parcels of vacant or abandoned land—some where steel mills formerly operated—into greenspace, bike lanes and other enticing and productive public areas. “Biking and our food scene have exploded,” says Chris Sandvig, director of policy with the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, which advocates for equitable urban revitalization through their Vacant Property Working Group, helping communities access blighted areas for pennies on the dollar. “We’re now one of the top 10 bicycling commuter cities in the country. People also come here as food tourists due to vibrant local agricultural activity.” “A related ideal is to create compact, human-scale, mixed-use urban centers in the suburbs that are less expensive to construct— and thus remain more affordable—while placing shops, schools, parks, services, workplaces and public transit within walking and biking distance,” Lennard notes. “This ensures a healthy, affordable and high quality of life for all; suburban, as well as urban.” Fast-growing Carmel, Indiana, just north of Indianapolis, is following suit. “After years of watching the suburbs sprawl into subdivisions with large lawns, privacy fences and cul-de-sacs, we created a vibrant central core with apartments, townhomes, condos and new options for smaller homes—all within walking distance or a short bike ride to new places to work, shop and dine,” explains Mayor James Brainard. The design efforts serve people instead of cars. “Carmel has spent the last 20-plus years building more than 900 miles of trails and multi-use pathways, enabling residents
to commute by bicycle to work and enjoy easy access to a growing number of parks and recreational areas,” says Brainard. To facilitate traffic flow, some 100 roundabouts replaced stoplights and four-way stops. “Reducing traffic congestion has improved our air quality, and saved gasoline and lives.” A new, mixed-use downtown Arts and Design District includes a Center for the Performing Arts with a Center Green that hosts a farmers’ market in summer and an outdoor Christkindlmarkt and outdoor skating rink in winter. “The old way of doing things in which cities and towns sat back and let the market dictate how a community should be grown must come to an end,” remarks Brainard, advocating the benefits of local governance.
Smart City Advantages
Key elements of smart cities—sensors, cameras, data analytics and powerful networks that capture and relay vital information— help them become more energy-efficient or quicker to respond to environmental and residential issues. Such products highlighted the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Reducing traffic can also contribute to safer highways and shorter commutes with decreased greenhouse gas emissions. “Citizens are using apps to monitor issues and alert city managers, improving the livability of their communities,” explains Steve Koenig, senior director of market research with the Consumer Technology Association. In Boston, the app BOS:311 allows residents to instantaneously notify government departments of pollution concerns, like blocked drains and other environmental or community needs, feeding the information directly into the city’s work
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Nature in the City
Some cities have focused on the natural environment for improving local livability while mitigating contributions to climate change. Forested open spaces, wetlands and protected watersheds improve air quality, protect drinking water and buffer intense storms. Such areas also connect more people with nature and engage them in communal and healthy outdoor recreation. Portland, Oregon, boasts more than 10,000 acres of parks, plus an innovative Biketown sharing program that has facilitated 160,000 bike trips since its launch in 2016. The city’s Bike Bill requires all new streets to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians by design. Portland also embraces urban gardens and allows residents to raise chickens, bees, goats or rabbits in their backyards. No one wants to live where pollution runs unchecked or water is unsafe to drink. Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters program works to keep stormwater out of sewers and reduce rainwater runoff through decentralized soil-based and plant-based systems, including pervious pavement, green roofs and rain gardens. Begun in 2011, its goal is to reduce rainwater runoff by 85 percent by 2036. Rainwater has become a valuable community resource. The program is just one of many ways that the City of Brotherly Love is transforming itself into one of the greenest in the United States. Overseen by the city’s Office of Sustainability, Greenworks Philadelphia devises long-term sustainability strategies that encompass eight facets, including clean and efficient energy, carbon-neutrality and zero waste. Preparations are already underway to cope with a hotter, wetter future.
Preserving a Sense of Place
Making communities livable goes beyond infrastructure. Actions usually involve preserving, protecting and enhancing what appeals to residents. Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one example of many where livability priorities are guided by the values of its residents and its sense of place. “From our historic public square and marketplaces to outdoor cafes, farmers’ markets and community festivals; from human-scale architecture and balanced transportation to pedestrian and bicycle networks, this place represents shared values,” says Mayor Javier M. Gonzales. “Santa Fe is also full of public art. The city is designed to be safe, creative and inspiring for young and old, families of all kinds and everyone else that comes to see us.”
Good Life as Kids See It
Ultimately, making cities move livable for children can make them highly livable for all. “Children need the same things from a city that we all need, but their needs are greater than ours,” says Lennard. “The environment a child grows up in shapes their health and their mental and social development for the rest of their lives. Our modern, unwalkable suburban environments are contributing to childhood obesity, which has been widely linked to chronic diseases that in the past were only associated with old age.” She notes, “Children need the exercise of walking or biking to school. They need safe streets so they can become independent and explore their neighborhoods; sidewalks and other outdoor areas where they can play, meet friends and interact with adults in the community; easy access to nature; beauty in their environment; and intriguing architecture, works of art and other places to stimulate their affection and imagination. As they become teenagers, they need access by foot or bike to a wide variety of resources to broaden their horizons. Don’t we all need these things?” John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, co-authors of ECOpreneuring, operate the Inn Serendipity, wholly powered by renewable energy, in Browntown, WI.
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NOTE: All Calendar events must be received via email by the 10th of the month prior to publication and adhere to our guidelines. Email Mike@NaturalAwakenings-Houston.com for guidelines and to submit entries. No phone calls or faxes, please.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 13TH
SATURDAY JUNE 2ND
Learning to Read the Akashic Records. (part 1) 9:00am-4pm. Do you have questions about your life purpose, your past lives and lessons you are carrying forward, karma in current relationships, your gifts and talents and more. The Akashic Records hold the answers to those questions. In this 2-day workshop you will learn to know yourself as you never did, your life’s lessons and purpose. Class size is limited. 10% Discount with Promo Code NA03. To register go to HintsOfYou.com. Classes located in Humble, 77346. 281-543-3963 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
SUNDAY JUNE 3RD
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 Learning to Read the Akashic Records. (part2) 9:00am-1pm. Do you have questions about your life purpose, your past lives and lessons you are carrying forward, karma in current relationships, your gifts and talents and more. The Akashic Records hold the answers to those questions. In this 2-day workshop you will learn to know yourself as you never did, your life’s lessons and purpose. Class size is limited. 10% Discount with Promo Code NA03. To register go to HintsOfYou.com. Classes located in Humble, 77346. 281-543-3963 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 email@example.com www.cthouston.org 281-568-1568 LGBT Churchwide Pride Celebration, 12:302:30 pm. This is the opening celebration of LGBT Pride Month throughout the World and here at Unity of Houston. Unity of Houston Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org Journey Through Grief Workshop, 1:30pm – 3:30pm. This five week supports those who have lost a loved one, offering comfort and healing from the burden, sorrow, isolation, and pain of grief. The journey becomes easier and participants are able to heal in an open and safe setting. Workshop will be closed to new participants after the second session. Facilitated by Rev. Mindy Lawrence Curtiss. Unity of Houston Chapel (in the Welcome Center), 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.unityhouston.org
WEDNESDAY JUNE 6TH
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 11am. Children’s performance of a family-friendly musical with familiar themes and catchy music. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr., 77030. Additional showings 6/7 and 6/8. milleroutdoortheatre.com
THURSDAY JUNE 8THTUESDAY JULY 31
mark your calendar Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition. 10:00am-8:00pm Monday-Saturday & 12:00pm7:00pm 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.
SATURDAY JUNE 9TH
mark your calendar Verisolar’s 2018 Southwest Houston Solar Tour. 9:30am-1:30pm. Come get your questions about solar answered by our Solar Experts and get the chance to see live systems on homes here in Houston. The tour starts at the 11419 Dover St. location. Staff will be available at each site, and an informational solar presentation will be given each hour at our office. Free. Verisolar, 11419 Dover St., 77031. (281) 606-2090 www. veri-solar.com/houstonsolartour 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. Unity of Houston Chapel, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org Nature Narratives Drop-In Experience. 1:00pm– 4:00pm. Receive a CAMH sketchbook and develop a nature narrative inspired by the creatures in Artist Bucky Miller’s Art on the Lawn series installation. Use words or pictures to tell your story. All ages are welcome; admission is always free. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd., 77006. (713)284-8250 camh.org
Blessing Ceremony. 9:30am-3:30pm. Free. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cthouston.org 281-568-156 Aligning Your Words with Spirit, 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm. Discover simple tips for fine-tuning your speaking so that your speaking is true to your Spirit. You will experience the difference in your energy when you upgrade your speaking from unconscious selfsabotage to conscious Divine Truth. No cost. Unity of Houston Bookstore, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. No cost. www.UnityHouston.org
THURSDAY JUNE 14TH
Spiritual Business Zone, 7:30am – 9:30am. “Real spirituality is not something we do, it’s who we are.” 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
SATURDAY JUNE 16TH
Mastering Resilience, 9:00 am -12:30 pm at Unity of Houston. Join Rick Huttner, Chance Taureau, and Dr. Roseanna Scearce as they introduce you to the power of recovery and resilience in our lives. Cost: $35. Purchase tickets online or at the Unity Bookstore. Unity of Houston Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org
SUNDAY JUNE 17TH
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
WEDNESDAY JUNE 20TH
Science of Mind Study Group, 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm. 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 JUNE 21ST
mark your calendar International Day of Yoga. 6pm-9pm. Consulate General of India, Houston, in partnership with various supporting organizations, invites you to celebrate International Day of Yoga. This All-Levels Yoga event is FREE & open to the public. Midtown Park, 2811 Travis Street, 77006. To guarantee your spot, please register on the EventBrite link: bit.ly/2G4yWsB
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
SATURDAY JUNE 23RD
“Discover the World of AWAKE” Five Day AWAKE Meditation Summer Camp for Youth & Teens. Sat., June 23–Weds., June 27, 2018. We challenge youth and teens to 5 fantastic days of getting to know what it truly means to be happy and how AWAKE Meditation can help them both right now and in the future. This is a chance for them to discover the meaning of life by getting unplugged from technology and going back to nature and the simplicity of life. Limited availability, (for ages 7-18) call for details and to reserve your kids’ spot now! Universal Door Meditation Center, 15202 Dora Lane, Sugar Land, 77498. 281-565-9718 universaldoor.org
mark your calendar International Day of Yoga. 7:30am-10:30am. Yoga, health & wellness booths with experts, books & yoga t-shirts, yoga mat carry bags for sale, raffle baskets. free snacks, water & fruits and much more. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 77380. Service as a Spiritual Practice, 2:00pm – 4pm. Join the Unity Women as we reveal and explore the beauty of service and also bless the dresses and the girls who will be receiving the dresses that we have made and are sending to villages in Africa! We will also be sharing about our next service project: Warm Hands, Warm Hearts. Unity of Houston Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org 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. Unity of Houston Chapel, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org 2018 Houston Pride Festival. 12:00pm-7:00pm. Come and join all of the LGBT Community in celebrating who we are as a people! Downtown Houston at cross-streets of McKinney St and Smith St. Admission free – no age limit. info@ pridehouston.org 2018 Houston Pride Parade. 8:30pm-11:00pm. Downtown Houston parade route: Begins at Smith and Lamar, Continues down Smith Street until Walker where it will make a right turn, continues down Walker until Milam Street until Jefferson Street. Admission free – no age limit. email@example.com
mark your calendar YogaMass. 5:00pm-6:15pm.Worship with mind, body, soul, and spirit in a unique and participatory experience combining yoga, meditation, breath work and Holy Communion. Led by the Reverends Gena Davis and Dr. John K. Graham, in partnership with the Institute for Spirituality and Health. Donation-based. Held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in the Heights, 1819 Heights Blvd, 77008. See YogaMass.com for more info.
SUNDAY JUNE 24TH
Summer Education Series at Unity of Houston: “The Three Faces of God”. 1:30pm-4:00pm. Taught by Rev. Michael Gott and Rev. Karen Tudor. Based on the work of Rev. Paul Smith. Jesus talked about God beyond him. He talked to God beside him. He talked as God being him. Incredibly, he invites us to experience God beyond us, God beside us, and God being us, too! Are you ready? Tickets for individual workshops may be purchased online for $25, or $90 for all four workshops in the series. Unity of Houston Pyramid, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. UnityHouston.org
WEDNESDAY JUNE 27TH
Spiritual Movie Talk. 5:30pm-6:45pm. Join us in the Unity Bookstore for a short, thought-provoking video, followed a brief discussion. This month’s video is titled “You’re More Creative Than You Think.” Dr. Sue Morter brings together the ancient wisdom traditions with cutting-edge quantum science to create unprecedented levels of creativity, health, and healing. Unity of Houston Bookstore, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. No cost. www.UnityHouston.org
THURSDAY JUNE 28TH
Pretty in Pink at Market Square Park. 8:30pm. Join us for a special outdoor screening Pretty in Pink (PG-13). Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and grab a spot. Free. Market Square Park, 301 Milam, 77002. marketsquarepark.com
FRIDAY JUNE 29TH
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 JUNE 30TH
mark your calendar YogaMass. 5:00pm-6:15pm.Worship with mind, body, soul, and spirit in a unique and participatory experience combining yoga, meditation, breath work and Holy Communion. Led by the Reverends Gena Davis and Dr. John K. Graham, in partnership with the Institute for Spirituality and Health. Donation-based. Held at the Institute for Spirituality and Health, 8100 Greenbriar, 77054, Suite 300. See YogaMass.com for more info.
plan ahead SUNDAY, JULY 8TH
Summer Education Series at Unity of Houston: An Afternoon with A Course in Miracles. 1:30pm4:00pm. Taught by John Harold Moor. 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. 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
SUNDAY, JULY 15TH-28TH
mark your calendar John of God Spiritual Journey. Join us for an Extraordinary Journey! 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.
SATURDAY, JULY 21ST
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cthouston.org 281-568-1568 Summer Education Series at Unity of Houston: The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Communication to Those You Love! 1:30pm-4:00pm. Taught 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. 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. UnityHouston.org
Blessing Ceremony. 9:30am-3:30pm. Free. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 email@example.com www.cthouston.org 281-568-156
on going events
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.
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. Yoga on the Green. 11:30am-12:30pm. Strengthen, relax and recharge. Presented in partnership with Texas Military Veterans Peer Network. Fitness Series presented by Sprouts Farmers Market. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com Pilates. 12:00pm-12:50pm. A gentle and gradual approach to Pilates training — for those looking to add variety to their fitness routine! Sign-up online at hinescenter.org/class-schedule or drop-in 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.
Barre Class. 5:00pm-5:50pm. In Barre Class, we use a ballet barre for isometric strength training. The class uses elements from Yoga and Pilates to build strength, flexibility, alignment and balance - helping us keep a nice, toned physique. Sign-up online at hinescenter.org/ class-schedule/ or drop-in 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. 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. firstname.lastname@example.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. 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. 832-4332415. 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 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 The Sidemen. 9pm-1am. Live music at The Last Concert Cafe 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com
wednesday Yin Yoga. 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
Hellina Bucket Band 8:00 -10:00pm. Free dinner music. Last Concert Café, 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com
Barre Class. 5:30pm-6:20pm. In Barre Class, we use a ballet barre for isometric strength training. The class uses elements from Yoga and Pilates to build strength, flexibility, alignment and balance - helping us keep a nice, toned physique. Sign-up online at hinescenter.org/ class-schedule/ or drop-in 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.
Drum Circle at Midnight 12mn-2am $6.00 Last Concert Cafe 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com
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. email@example.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 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/
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
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. 2-5pm. 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@HoustonMeditation.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. 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. 281-242-5000 aryasamajhouston.org. Therapeutic Hatha Yoga. 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 dropin. Houston Ayurveda Center, 3222 Mercer St., 77027. Facilitator: Lin Weiss, Certified Yoga Therapist - 713858-8595 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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 STEM Saturdays. 12:30pm-1:30pm. Join us for a fun, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program for kids. Space is limited to 40 kids on a first come first serve basis. Parent/Guardian must accompany child/children during all activities. No child drop offs. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com
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 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 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 email@example.com 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 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.
A Course in Miracles at Unity of Houston. Learn how to apply spiritual principles in your daily life. All you need is an open heart and an accepting mind. 10:05 am – 10:50 am. Unity of Houston Annex, Room 105. 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. www.UnityHouston.org 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. 5-5:45 pm. 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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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.
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Rarely will you meet a person so genuinely loving and kind as Josephine. Her work is mental, emotional and spiritual healing for those who are in distress. A consultation with her involves honestly answering questions about your problem that helps her find the likely cause and the course of action you should take to find healing. She has been doing this healing work for years and does it by donation or love gift only so that she can make it available to all regardless of their financial circumstance. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. Call her today to find out if she can help you or to schedule a consultation. Se habla español!
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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 INFYNITE WELLNESS Healing Mobile Services Houston, TX 77057 832-356-5417 InfyniteWellness.com
Have you ever driven to get a massage and felt like by the time you drove back home through the Houston traffic that you needed another massage? Let us solve that problem. We come to you. We travel anywhere located in local Houston and surrounding areas. Infynite Wellness is a mobile healing service offering massage therapy and energy work. Get a FREE 30 minute Reiki session with your first massage. Promo Code: Natural Awakenings. Call today! See ad on page 15.
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.
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 email@example.com 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; Neuro-chemical 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 • firstname.lastname@example.org CTHouston.org
Beginning Meditation: (A) Wed, 7:30–9:30 pm (B) Sat, 10am– noon. Children Meditation: Sat 10am–12pm - For children ages 4–12 and parents. Half-day Retreat: Sun., June 3, 9am-noon Sun., July 22, 9am-noon. Blessing Ceremony: Sun., June 10, 9am-3:30pm. Sun., July 8, 9am3:30pm. Meditation Workshop: Sun., June 17, 10am-noon. Sun., July 15, 10am-noon. Check the web site (event calendar) for the most current information. See ad on page 21.
ISHA FOUNDATION/ INNER ENGINEERING
Norris Conference Center – Westchase 9990 Richmond Avenue Houston, TX 77042 ishafoundation.org/us/newsletter/centers/ houston/ email@example.com
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.
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 15.
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.
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
ORGANIC RESORT & SPA DEER LAKE LODGE AND SPA 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.
OZONE THERAPY NEW DECISION THERAPY WELLNESS CONSULTATIONS
12900 Queensberry Lane, Suite 201 Houston, TX 77079 281-794-5255 drnettie.net
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.
OPTICIAN FACTORY EYEGLASS OUTLET 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.
ACTIVATE OZONE SAUNA THERAPY 2034-A W Gray St Suite 113 In the Phenix Suites- River Oaks Shopping Center Houston, TX 77019 713-294-8075 activateozone.com
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! See ad on page 20.
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!
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.
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 19.
UNITY OF HOUSTON 2919 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. We believe…”Life is meant to be good!” Come and discover it for yourself!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 6.
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 email@example.com 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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